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Global Studies

College of Letters and Science

The interdisciplinary minor in Global Studies will enable students across disciplinary areas to learn about global issues and gain first-hand experience both locally and internationally through academic coursework and experiential learning. The flexibility of this minor allows students to take upper division coursework on campus, and/or while participating in a study abroad or internship programs. A combination of coursework and experiential learning will allow students to develop capacities in three areas: global awareness, global diversity, and global action.

Minor Requirements

The four minor requirements include 20–24 total units and a digital portfolio:

  1. One gateway course, Global Thinking, EAP 001 (4 units)*
  2. Courses from the approved list (PDF) related to a designated global theme (12–16 units)
  3. Capstone Experience (4 units)
  4. Completion of a digital portfolio. 


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