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Global Studies Certificate

Why Choose Global Studies?

The purpose of a Global Studies Certificate is to offer educational opportunities for a student to become a productive, global citizen and future leader in the community, state, nation, and world. This certificate complements many academic fields and any career that benefits from a global perspective.

Skills Acquired

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Global Studies programs include topics such as:

  • Political Science
  • Customs and laws
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Global issues

Careers in Global Studies

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study global studies often work in the following professions:

  • Political Scientists

 

Description

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Global studies focuses on global issues from a variety of viewpoints, especially the social sciences

Degrees & Certificates in Global Studies

This certificate complements many academic fields and any career that benefits from a global perspective. The following is a breakdown of courses.

Required Courses: (6 credits)

BUSN/HSMA 2125 Business Practices in the Global Market (3)

COMM 1131 Intercultural Communication (3)

Elective Courses: (choose at least 12 credits from these courses*):

Any Topics Study Abroad course (up to 3 credits; strongly recommended)

Any world language (up to 5 credits)

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The purpose of the Global Studies certificate is to offer educational opportunities for a student to become a productive, global citizen and future leader in the community, state, nation, and world. This certificate complements many academic fields and any career that benefits from a global perspective.

Required Courses - 6 credits

Code Title Credits
BUSN 2125 Business Practices in the Global Market 3
or HSMA 2125 Business Practices in the Global Market 3
COMM 1131 Intercultural Communication 3

Elective Courses - 12 credits*

Choose at least 12 credits from at least two departments:

Elective credits must come from at least two departments. For example, all 12 elective credits may not come from the History Department.

Choose at least 12 credits from these courses:

Code Title Credits
POLS 1150 World Politics and Globalization 3
BUSN 1130 Introduction to International Business 3
BUSN 1132 Introduction to International Marketing 3
HIST 1103 History of World Civilizations 3 4
HIST 1131 Family: Sex/Gender/Power: A Cross-Cultural, Historical Perspective 3
ANTH 1101 Cultural Diversity 3
or SOC 1101 Cultural Diversity 3
PHIL 1140 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 1150 Introduction to World Religions 3
PSYC 2400 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 3
GEOG 1121 World Regional Geography 3
THTR 2111 World Cinema 3
MUSC 1121 Introduction to World Music 3

Any Topics Study Abroad Course (up to 3 credits; strongly recommended).

Any World Language course for 5 credits.

* Students may also choose elective credits from MnTC Goal 8.