Examine global processes and events and their effects.
Global studies is an interdisciplinary academic area that draws from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, the sciences, and the arts to examine global processes and events and their effects at a local level. For decades, the world has been undergoing a sustained reorganization along economic, social, political, cultural, technological and environmental lines that cuts across national boundaries. Worcester State has also experienced an increased global connectivity, integration, and interdependence and witnessed the emergence of planet-wide issues such as climate change, poverty, new technologies, and entrenched wars. In response to these real-world events, global studies has emerged as a dynamic interdisciplinary academic field to study the forces shaping these complex processes.
The global studies concentration will help you understand trans-national phenomena and provide you with a solid background for decision making in an increasingly interdependent world community. You will be encouraged to connect your knowledge of a particular region of the world to larger transnational processes and to examine your identities in a global frame. The interdisciplinary concentration in global studies will help you develop skills to function in a global market and the depth of understanding necessary to be a responsible citizen of planet Earth.