WHY MINOR IN GLOBAL STUDIES?
Champlain College promises to cultivate global citizens for the 21st century. The Global Studies minor allows students to design their own program, Core, and travel abroad experiences in a way that emphasizes and extends this aspect of their education and brings them into closer contact with other students and faculty members who are particularly interested in this dimension of a Champlain education.
- Demonstrate your global studies interests and abilities to employers and others beyond the Champlain College community.
- Develop an understanding and awareness of global issues by demonstrating significant academic and personal experience with other nations and cultures.
- Use multi-disciplinary inquiry to consider fundamental institutions, practices, and traditions of world civilizations to understand contemporary global issues, and through service learning will form new ties to the communities in their own midst.
- Acquire the ability to explain how global forces are playing out in different regions, as well as how local people and practices are influencing global realities.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:
Any student interested in the Global Studies minor should, at the earliest possible date, arrange a meeting with Champlain's Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, Adam Rosenblatt, to discuss his or her course of study.
International experience: Every student who minors in Global Studies must take part in a significant international experience in an academic context. Examples include traditional one-semester study abroad programs and other classes with an embedded travel component.
NOTE: Global Studies is an 18-credit minor, and 12 of the credits taken to fulfill it must be unique to the minor-in other words, a student cannot count more than 6 credits to both his/her major program of study (or another minor) and the Global Studies minor.
- Two three-hour language courses in a single foreign language. If the student demonstrates proficiency in a foreign language the student may take two additional three-hour language courses in another language or take two additional Global Studies elective courses.
- INT 330 - International Relations
- The new Senior Seminar in Global Studies, offered by the Core Division
- Two Global Studies electives. These include any COR 330 courses taken in addition to the two required for the Core, as well as a list of electives offered by various Champlain College programs and designated as appropriate for the minor by the Assistant Dean for Global Engagement.