Global Studies

  • Overview

    Employers are increasingly recognizing the advantages of hiring college graduates who, in addition to broad skill sets, also have a strong background in globalization.

    Greater interaction among the world’s nations, people and economies calls for new connections and new ways of thinking across a whole range of industries, including economics, law, political science, business, health care, language, technology and philanthropy. That makes Global Studies a smart major and William Peace University, an outstanding place to begin to set yourself apart in your chosen field. WPU’s interdisciplinary Global Studies major includes core courses in anthropology, business, literature, history and communication, plus a range of electives you can match to your interests and career goals. Academic aspects of the program are brought to life through internships and other hands-on experiences, preparing you for graduate studies or entry level opportunities in a variety fields.

    Global Studies at WPU
    Global Studies students at WPU gain a worldly perspective by exploring different ideas & cultures
  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

    Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours
    Global Studies Core Courses 27 credit hours
    Global Studies Elective Courses 9 credit hours
    General Electives 35 credit hours
    Total credit hours for the B.A. in Global Studies 120 credit hours

     

    Global Studies Core Courses
    27 credit hours
    ANT 214: Cultural Anthropology: People and Culture 3
    ANT 315: Globalization, People and Culture 3
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    COM 410: International Communication 3
    ENG 221: World Literature after 1700 3
    ENV 300: Global Environmental Issues 3
    HIS 104: World Civilization II 3
    WST 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
    ANT 470: Anthropology and Global Studies Senior Seminar 3
    Global Studies Elective Courses
     9 credit hours
    Choose three (3) courses; two (2) of the three courses must be at the 300-level
    ANT 368: American Ethnic Relations
    ANT 380: India Past and Present
    BSA 212: Principles of Macroeconomics
    BSA 345: Global Business Opportunities and Challenges
    ENG 220: World Literature before 1700
    ENG 219: Latin American Literature
    GST 395: Special Topics: Study Tour/Abroad
    GST 295/395/495: Special Topics in Global Studies
    HIS 103: World Civilizations I
    PSC 260: Political Economy for Public Policy
    REL 111: World Religions
    SPA 205: Hispanic Voices in the US

     

    General Electives
    35 credit hours
    Must complete 35 elective credit hours 35

     

    Minor

    Global Studies Minor
    Select six (6) from the list below; three (3) must be at the 300- or 400-level
    ANT 214: Cultural Anthropology 3
    ANT 315: Globalization, People and Culture 3
    ANT 470: Anthropology and Global Studies Senior Seminar 3
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    COM 410: International Communication 3
    ENG 221: World Literature after 1700 3
    ENV 300: Global Environmental Issues 3
    HIS 104: World Civilization II 3
    WST 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
  • Faculty
    Xandra Daniels, WPU Professor
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Vinnie Melomo, Ph.D.
    Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics; Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Careers

    PayScale’s recent survey reported that the median starting salary for a college graduate with a Global Studies major was $42,400.

     

    “Pay exceeded median starting salaries of many other social science fields, [trailing only] economics majors.”

     

    Globalization is becoming more and more relevant to employment in the world. Global Studies majors can work in various industries at various companies, including:

    • MTV
    • Disney
    • National Basketball Association
    • Coca-Cola
    • World Wildlife Fund
    • Greenpeace
    • Sierra Club International
    • United Nations
    • World Bank
    • Red Cross
    • Microsoft
    • Apple
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