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What is Global Studies?

The Minor in Global Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to exploring contemporary global issues and events. The program is designed for students who want to better understand multiple dimensions of a dynamic, complex, and interdependent world. It allows students to choose elective courses under three categories to become informed and engaged global citizens.

This Minor is highly individualized and can be tailored to fit many major fields of study and other minor programs.

The Minor draws upon courses from more than 20 disciplines across academic units.

How to Apply

Applications for the Global Studies minor are always being accepted.

For more information, contact
Program Advisor Ms. Priyanka Aich or
call (309) 438-7604, or contact
Program Director Dr. Thomas Burr

Why minor in Global Studies?

  • Global Studies can complement and enhance many majors and other minors.
  • The Minor can prepare students for careers in public, private, and non-profit organizations where global knowledge, skills and commitment to diversity and sustainability matters.
  • It can help develop appreciation for the interconnectedness of human and natural environments by exploring contemporary global issues and events from multiple perspectives and methodologies.
  • A global education can help students develop greater self-awareness of their own identities and how they are connected to the larger world.
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