Minor

The Global Studies Minor provides an integrated international education experience incorporating Global Studies Courses, study abroad, foreign language, and internationally focused studies. It is a particularly attractive option for students wishing to add a global perspective to their major, no matter what it may be.

Students in any major except International Studies may complete the Global Studies Minor, which enables them to integrate language study, overseas study, and coursework on globalization into their academic programs.

The Global Studies Minor requires completion of 18 credits.

Global Studies Minor Curriculum (PDF)


Requirements

A minimum of 9 credits for the minor must be taken at the 300 level or above. These credits can include foreign language or additional study abroad coursework. At least 9 credits must be completed in residence at UWM. Credits earned in a UWM study abroad or exchange program count toward this requirement. No more than 9 credits from another major, minor, or certificate program may be counted toward the Global Studies minor. The College of Letters & Science requires that students achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work. The program also requires students to complete an exit survey prior to graduation. See the Global Studies information in the Inter-School/College section of the catalog for details on completion of the exit survey.

The Global Studies Minor consists of at least 18 credits, distributed as follows:

Global Studies Core
GLOBAL 101Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics (SS)3
GLOBAL 201Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment (SS)3
GLOBAL 202Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology (SS)3
Foreign Language 1
Select at least four university-level semesters of a single foreign language
Study Abroad
Select one of the following with approval from a Global Studies advisor:3
Overseas academic experience
Internship outside of the U.S.
Global Content Electives
Select 6 credits (see below)6
Total Credits18

Approved Global Content Electives

Additional electives may be approved by a Global Studies advisor.

AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures3
AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 565Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
AIS/ANTHRO/GLOBAL 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO 250Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
Anthro 3XX"Peoples and Cultures" series
ANTHRO 349Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes3
ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment3
ANTHRO/AIS/GLOBAL 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication3
COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication3
COMMUN 631Current Topics in Interpersonal Communication/Conflict Management: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMMUN 655Cultural Training and Adjustment3
COMMUN 675Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding3
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
COMPLIT 230Literature and Society: (with appropriate subtitle)3
COMPLIT 360Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (with appropriate subtitle)3
CRM JST 291Current Issues in Criminal Justice: (“International Terrorism” subtitle)1-3
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ECON 454International Trade3
ECON 455International Finance3
ENGLISH 316World Cinema: (subtitle)3
ETHNIC 250Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
FILMSTD/JEWISH 350Global Jewish Film and Television: (subtitle)3
FILMSTD 412Global Cinemas - Cinematic Practices in the Context of Globalization: (subtitle)3
FRENCH 426Growing Up French3
FRENCH 432Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: (with appropriate subtitle)1-3
FRENCH 450Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France3
GEOG 213Geography of Asia3
GEOG 225The Language of Maps3
GEOG 309Nationalities and Nations of the World3
GEOG 330Europe: East and West3
GEOG 350Conservation of Natural Resources3
GEOG 400Population, Environment, Development3
GEOG 462Cultural Geography of Latin America3
GEOG 464Environmental Problems3
GEOG 470Geography of South Asia3
GEOG 540Globalization and the City3
GERMAN 334Introduction to German Studies3
GERMAN 410German Cultural History3
GERMAN 415Topics in German Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)3
GLOBAL 311Contexts for Global Management3
GLOBAL 321The Global City in History3
GLOBAL 351Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications3
GLOBAL/AIS/ANTHRO 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
GLOBAL 371Rethinking Global Security3
GLOBAL 421Cities in the Global Economy3
GLOBAL/ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
GLOBAL 447The Global Politics of Human Rghts3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
GLOBAL 451Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 471Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts3
GLOBAL 541Cross-Cultural Management3
GLOBAL 699Advanced Independent Study 11-3
HEBR ST 254Studies in Hebrew Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 287The Vietnam War3
HIST 372Topics in Global History: (with appropriate subtitle)3
HIST 378Revolution in China3
HIST 392The History of Southern Africa3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 395History of Japan Since 16003
HIST 434The United States as a World Power in the 20th Century3
ITALIAN 229Italian Cinema3
ITALIAN 245Italian Fictions: (subtitle)3
ITALIAN 258Contemporary Italian Society and Culture3
ITALIAN 312Contemporary Italian Language and Culture3
ITALIAN 357Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ITALIAN 457Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation: (with appropriate subtitle)3
ITALIAN 629Major Film Directors: (with appropriate subtitle)3
JAMS 562Media Studies and Culture3
JAMS 620Seminar in Global Media3
PEACEST 201Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Peace3
PHILOS 204Introduction to Asian Religions3
POLISH 236Polish Culture in its Historical Setting3
POL SCI 300Western European Politics3
POL SCI 302Politics of Eastern Europe3
POL SCI 310Russian and Post-Soviet Politics3
POL SCI 316International Law3
POL SCI 325Latin American Politics3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
POL SCI 337International Organization and the United Nations (or UN Summer Seminar)3
POL SCI 339European Integration3
POL SCI 340Politics of Nuclear Weapons3
POL SCI 343Asian International Relations3
POL SCI 346U.S.-Latin American Relations3
POL SCI 359Problems of American Foreign Policy3
POL SCI 365Theories and Methods in International Politics3
POL SCI 370International Conflict3
POL SCI 371Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict3
POL SCI 423Conduct of American Foreign Affairs3
PORTUGS 225Understanding Brazil: (with appropriate subtitle)3
PORTUGS 360Luso-Brazilian Culture:3
RUSSIAN 245Russian Life and Culture3
SOCIOL 235Social Change in the Global Economy3
SOCIOL 290International Migration: (with appropriate subtitle)3
SOCIOL 452Social Networks in Global Commerce (with appropriate subtitle)3
SPANISH 225Understanding the Hispanic World:3
SPANISH 491Topics in Hispanic Culture: (with appropriate subtitle)3
WGS 401Global Feminisms3