Global Studies

A B.A. in Global Studies at Castleton will provide you with the opportunity to acquire information, knowledge, and interpretive paradigms that will enhance your understanding of the changing world order. This multidisciplinary major requires coursework that will train you to analyze the world in a variety of contexts—geographic, historical, economic, environmental, political, cultural, social, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic.

You will have the opportunity to take classes with professors who are experts in the cultures, languages, histories, economics, politics, societies, and geographies of the world and committed to understanding the systems and networks that connect them all. These faculty mentors are your Castleton anchor when you study abroad. They can guide you as you assimilate to a new culture and help you interpret the career benefits of your experiences when you return home.

Whether you are interested in global studies as a major, minor, or certificate you will have the opportunity to concentrate your learning in a particular region. Additionally, you will gain at least an intermediate competency in Spanish, French, Chinese, or Arabic, or use Castleton’s Rosetta Stone program to learn a language of your choice. The programs thematic concentrations will prepare you for a specific career path in either the cultural, environmental, or political sector.