Minor in Global Studies

About the Minor

Global Studies practices socially-responsible global citizenship through a unique combination of research-oriented and multilingual instruction, professional experience, and meaningful engagement with communities both here in Philadelphia and abroad.

Students experience Global Studies by:

  • Examining the movement of peoples, goods, and cultures across countries and regions
  • Studying global issues in concrete socio-economic, cultural, and geographical contexts
  • Tackling structural inequalities from a variety of perspectives and disciplines
  • Developing intercultural and language skills through unique pedagogical models
  • Working with employers and communities in Philadelphia and around the world through Drexel's Co-op opportunities

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Program Requirements

Students must complete at least 201 of a language before earning the GST minor.
Core requirements
Students are required to complete 5 GST courses15.0
Globally focused electives - Examples include: *9.0
Art of China
Economic Development
Topics in World Literature
Global Climate Change
International Trade
Overview of Issues in Global Health
International Human Rights
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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