Global Studies Minor

WHY MINOR IN GLOBAL STUDIES?

Are you interested in a better understanding of what's happening in the world? Do you want new opportunities to act locally, while thinking as a global citizen?

Champlain is committed to ensuring that every student receives an education that includes a global perspective. Through our 18-credit Global Studies minor, students can design their own program, including their Core and travel abroad experiences, in a way that emphasizes and extends the globally aware, culturally diverse, and critically sophisticated aspect of their education.

  • Explore languages and international relations, and study current issues in specific regions and countries around the world.
  • Broaden your horizons and grapple with issues of diversity, inequality and justice within your own community and the world.
  • Gain extra qualifications for your career while having a challenging intellectual experience with some of Champlain's top teachers from every academic division.
  • Share social and intellectual experiences with other students who are excited global studies, including the advanced, interdisciplinary senior seminar for Global Studies minors.

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 classes with an embedded travel component. Scholarships may be available for students in need of assistance.

Courses:

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.

  • COR 470: Senior Seminar in Global Studies
  • Two Global Studies electives. These may 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.
  • Two three-hour language courses in a single foreign language unless required for the student¹s major, in which case the student would either take two additional three-hour language courses or take two additional Global Studies electives.  If the student demonstrates proficiency in a foreign language the student may take two additional three-credit language courses in another language or take two additional Global Studies elective courses.
  • INT 330 - International Relations