Global Studies Minor


Are you interested in a better understanding of what's happening in the world? Do you want a global perspective to enhance your career and open up new, exciting opportunities? Do you want new ideas and experiences to amplify your engagement with global affairs as well as your capacity for acting locally and being an effective citizen?

Champlain's 18-credit Global Studies minor allows students to 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.

  • 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 interdisciplinary inquiry to understand fundamental institutions, practices and traditions of world civilizations as well as contemporary global issues.
  • 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.


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.


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 

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