International Area StudiesInternational Area Studies

Global Studies

 

Global

 

Program Overview

Through processes of globalization and technological change, the world that we live in is shrinking.  Increasingly, our local lives and communities are interconnected, through myriad global forces, to economic, social, cultural, political, and ecological processes that are changing all human societies and environments all over the world.  In order to allow students interested in International Studies from the perspective on global topics and issues rather than narrower regional topics the chance to explore and specialize in a range of global issues, the International Studies Committee created programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Global Studies.

Students of Global Studies can focus on one of the following four sub-areas: Communication and Diversity in the Global Context; Energy, Resources, and Environment; Population, Mobility, and Development; Governance, Security, and Human Rights.  Majors, minors, and graduate students in Global Studies develop a plan of study in consultation with a faculty advisor to address their interests and career goals.  As with the other specializations in International Studies, the career paths are many and varied, including governmental, non-profit, and corporate opportunities.  Finally, students in this concentration are also required to show proficiency in a relevant foreign language and are encouraged to study abroad.

Coordinator
Dr. Matthew Ciscel
Department of English
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-2749

 

Global Studies Committee

Matthew Ciscel, PhD., English, Coordinator

William Price, PhD., Geography

Wangari Gichiru, PhD., Education Leadership Policy Instruction Technology

Paul Petterson, PhD., Political Science   

Xiaoping Shen, PhD., Geography

 

Major in International Studies with a Concentration in Global Studies - 39 Credits

Minor in Global Studies - 18 Credits

Graduate (MS) in International Studies with a Concentration in Global Studies - 30 Credits

 

Affiliations

World Affairs Council of Connecticut
Center for International Education, CCSU

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in Global Studies can take advantage of any of the many courses and programs abroad offered through the Center for International Education on campus. It is suggested that students planning to study abroad also consult with relevant faculty in identifying an institution or opportunity abroad that will enhance their learning in the global issue or sub-field of their choice.

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