Global Studies Minor

A Global Studies minor helps you understand the aspects and differences of various cultures.

You will study global issues and expand your skill sets in different studies such as communication and history. You will also explore different issues within cultures and how they effect and connect to other cultures.

Benefits of a Global Studies Minor

  • Engage in the understanding of the different cultures among
  • Have a stronger understanding of how cultures connect to other cultures and countries.

Global Studies Minor Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

The Global Studies minor is offered by the HGEP Department. The program enables students to complement their major by strengthening their understanding of and engagement with our globally integrated world.

(A) Complete the introductory GLB course (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

GLB 1010

Introduction to Global Studies

This course employs multidisciplinary perspectives to introduce students to concepts, issues, theories and methodologies that assist the student to attain a better understanding of the meaning and significance of the historical and contemporary processes of globalization. Topics covered include: the global economy; global dimensions of environmentalism; international and global institutions; the changing role of the nation state; and the interaction between local, national, regional and global culture and social patterns.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Fall

3

(B) Complete two of the following (6 cr):

Code Course Credits

ANT 1010

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An analysis of the origin and bases of culture. Its major components: cultural variation, cultural evolution, and cultural adaptation. Analysis of selected cultures as case studies.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

ECO 1040

Global Economic Issues

In the past fifty years globalization has profoundly changed economic reality for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, for some much for the better and for others decidedly not. This course examines that changing reality and analyzes its causes and consequences from a variety of perspectives. We address many of the difficult, complex, and contentious issues that arise as the people of the world try to create prosperous and thriving societies.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Spring, even years

3

GEO 2020

World Regional Geography

In this course, students will consider the locational and regional characteristics of the world's diverse cultures. We will apply a variety of geographical models and perspectives relating to specific regions of the world to better understand the conflicts, commonalities, and general human geographies among world regions and culture groups.

This course fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

HIS 1135

Global History

This course introduces students to the discipline of history in general and to the field of global history in particular. It examines the roots and expansion of globalization - broadly defined as the growing interconnectedness of our world - from the rise of Islam to the 21st century.

Fulfills the World Views Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

POS 1030

Comparative Politics and Government

An introduction to the study of politics by comparing different types of political regimes, with particular attention to the politics and daily lives of their peoples.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

(C) Electives (9 cr):

Complete three courses above the 1000 level chosen from the courses listed for the Global Studies (BA.GLB) major. Electives must be selected from regions other than the United States. Prior approval by the Global Studies Coordinator is required.