Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Exciting changes coming to Global Studies this fall

Global Studies has been revamped for the 2009-2010 academic year, with a new regional concentration and three new thematic tracks added to the interdisciplinary major. Students choosing to major in Global Studies will now select one of three thematic tracks (Culture, Power & Place; Environment & Society; or Peace & Social Justice) AND one of four regional concentrations (Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Intercultural Studies, or our new concentration in Appalachian Studies). The new concentration/track combination replaces the old depth/breadth structure and will provide students with opportunities to study key issues and problems in globalization studies along with their regional specialization and language study. More information on the changes to the major will be coming soon (including information on our new Global Studies faculty member).