Global Studies Minor

Global Studies Minor Description

The Global Studies Minor incorporates perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in order to explore complex economic, geopolitical, diasporic, and cultural exchanges across the world. Students minoring in Global Studies become aware of the migrations of peoples, economic goods, cultural products, and ideas across national, geographic, and conceptual borders through a wide range of media. Students also will explore international interactions, both at the national government level and at the sub-national level. The Global Studies Minor provides an overview of historical developments and emerging forces that knit the globe together, including a critical look at the histories of connectivity and an exploration of contemporary debates. The program introduces students to key theoretical concepts and research methods in the field, such as globalization theory, international relations theory, critical race theory, theories of empire and imperialism, and connectivity. In so doing, this program investigates the forms, structures, and practices that characterize the history and future of the global patterns of contact and conflict that underlie contemporary culture and society.

In order to complete a minor in Global Studies, students must complete (in any order):

1. One of the following introductory courses:
COM 3076: International Communication
ENG 3215: Literature and Globalization
HIS 3009: Topics in the History of Globalization
POL 3347: Seminar on Political Globalization

2. One of the following elective courses:
ANT/GEO 3009 Introduction to Human Geography
ANT/GEO 3036 World Regional Geography
ANT 4015 Anthropology and Contemporary World Issues
ANT 4017: Seminar on the Anthropology of Peace and War
BLS/LTS 3050 Race and Global Inequality
BLS/HIS 3063 History of the African Diaspora
CMP/JWS/LACS/LTS 3051 Jewish Latin American Women Writers
CMP/LTS 3059 Latino/a Literature in the US
CMP/ANT 4020: Translating Between Worlds: Literature and Anthropology
CMP/FLM/LACS 4100: Immigration Cinema: Migrations and Border Crossings to Europe and the US
CMP/ENG 4535: African Diasporas: US, Latin America and the Caribbean
COM 3069 Intercultural Communication
COM 3057 Introduction to Digital Communication and Culture
COM 3081 Organizations in International Development
ENG 3036 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 3032 Ethnic Literature
FRE 4230 North Africa: Literature and Film (taught in French)
FRE 4240 French Orientalism (taught in French)
GLS 3900 Special Topics in Global Studies *
GLS 5000 Independent Study in Global Studies (3 credits)
HIS 3550 The Immigrant in American History
HIS 3860 Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History **
HIS 4900 Capstone Course: In Search of History **
MSC 3005 World Music
POL 3103 Political Economy
POL 3318 The Politics of Immigration & Integration in the United States
POL 3345 Contemporary International Conflict
SPA 4501 Commercial Spanish for Global Markets I (taught in Spanish)
SPA 4502 Commercial Spanish for Global Markets II (taught in Spanish)
THE/JWS 3060 Immigration on Stage and Screen

3. The capstone seminar:
GLS 4900: Global Studies Capstone

* This course may count toward the introductory (category I) requirement for the minor if approved by the Director of the Global Studies Program.

** Students may use this course if the topic is relevant to the minor. Please consult the Director of the Global Studies Program for permission.

┼ Revisions effective spring 2017, pending approval of the CUNY Board of Trustees. Students who are interested in starting/completing the revised minor before spring 2017 must see the program director to complete a minor declaration form.


Prof. Matthew Eatough
Phone: 646.312.4006

Other Resources for Baruch Students Interested in Global Studies:

· Baruch Global Initiatives
· Global Perspectives for Students in Political Science
· Global Student Certificate Program
· Study Abroad Office
· Weissman Center for International Business

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