Coordinator: Nevan Fisher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History
The international and global studies major is an interdisciplinary program leading to a B.A. degree. It is designed to educate students about the effects of cultural, social, economic, and political processes across the globe and about conceptions of race and identity formed trans-nationally. The scope of international and global studies includes explorations of human trafficking, fair trade, women’s movements, microfinance, disaster relief, religious nationalism, media, and world literature and art. Students are asked to consider how we here at Nazareth relate to these concerns and what our ethical obligations are as citizens in a cosmopolitan world.
The GLO program helps prepare students for careers in international law, international development agencies, the foreign diplomatic service, intelligence agencies, international business, journalism, refugee settlement work, and international service organizations. It also provides a unique pathway to graduate school in more specialized areas.
The GLO major offers three tracks of study to help students focus their area of interest. Students must also demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak a foreign language by completing a minor in Spanish, Italian, French, German or Chinese, or by working up to the intermediate level in Arabic at nearby RAC campuses.
A semester study abroad is required for GLO majors, offering opportunities for sustained engagement with other societies and cultures. The Center for International Education at Nazareth has a wide variety of study abroad programs from which to choose.
GLO majors have the option to double major in international studies and inclusive early childhood/childhood education to achieve teacher certification. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.7 before beginning student teaching.
Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in International Studies and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.
Student Learning Outcomes for International and Global Studies:
- Students will be able to define the strengths and limitations of International and Global Studies as well as its key terminologies.
- Students will be able to effectively communicate in and successfully engage in cultural settings related to their target language.
- Students will be able to draw from classroom and overseas experiences to analyze globalization and global relations.
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the rich diversity of resources, economies, religions, political systems, languages, and cultures for select regions of the world.