Global Perspectives

A required core course, Global Perspectives is taken in the second year. Global Perspectives courses consider communities, societies, institutions and issues from a global perspective.

They emphasize differences and diversity along with  global interconnections and integration. Each course highlights the influence and importance of cultural differences and asks students to understand culture as a lens through which we view the world.

While a Global Perspectives course is required for all second-year students, each year there are a variety of courses students can choose from.

Our professors work closely with students individually, especially when exploring complex topics. Our professors work closely with students individually, especially when exploring complex topics.


Sample Global Perspectives courses

INTG 202. World Drama 1.0 course credit

A study of drama as a reflection of cultures and an insight into society. Drama has often been used to bolster political ends or to question government policies. This course will focus on how drama causes people to reflect upon values in society, as well as significant issues and events in the world.

INTG 204. The Environment 1.0 course credit

A study of global environmental issues such as human population growth, resource consumption, and environmental alterations. Through the context of environmental problems students will develop an understanding of the planet’s interconnectedness.

INTG 207. Terrorism 1.0 course credit

An exploration of the local and global contexts for terrorism. This course examines the politics, cultures, and societies from which different types of terrorism emerge, as well as how globalization impacts the growth of militant movements and the choice to engage in terrorist acts.