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 15-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 current issues, history, and languages of specific regions and countries around the world.
  • Engage deeply with theories and perspectives on cultural diversity including race, class, gender, and nationality within local and global contexts. 
  • Analyze political, economic, and social dynamics of globalization that will impact you in your professional life and future career.
  • Critically reflect on your social, cultural, and intellectual experiences while studying abroad through an interdisciplinary examination of the concept of global citizenship in the Global Studies Senior Seminar.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:

Any student interested in the Global Studies minor should, at the earliest possible date, arrange a meeting by contacting globalstudies@champlain.edu to discuss their 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 to help students cover the costs.

Courses:

NOTE: Global Studies is a 15-credit minor, and 9 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.

  • Complete one 3-credit course about the specific region/area where the international experience takes place, or a faculty-led travel course. For international students studying at Champlain College who pursue a Global Studies minor, any 200-level COR course would fulfill this requirement.
  • Three Global Studies electives
  • COR 470: Senior Seminar in Global Studies