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Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the global studies program is to attract and develop an exceptional group of world learners through a unique combination of individualized mentoring, multidisciplinary course work, intercultural fieldwork, and compassionate action. The aim is to form students with the global knowledge, intercultural grace, practical learning skills, and moral imaginativeness to support vocations dedicated to promoting God's truth and justice in the world.

Why This Major Is Relevant

Increasingly interrelated world economies, lightning-quick communication technologies, and the outsourcing of labor are making our world smaller than ever. U.S. organizations no longer have the option to function in isolation. This culturally diverse landscape provides new opportunities and challenges for organizations that wish to function across borders. Global organizations need professionals who understand the political, cultural, and financial factors that influence communities, and can use that expertise to help organizations make educated, ethical decisions. Global studies majors are uniquely prepared to rise to this challenge and provide leadership in a complex world climate.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

Unlike many study abroad opportunities, the global studies major's uniquely structured curriculum includes an extended reintegration period for consciously reflecting upon, reinterpreting, and organizing field learning. This culminates in a senior thesis which seeks to interpret a range of global issues in light of the Kingdom of God.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.