GLOBAL STUDIES GRADUATE MINOR INFORMATION SESSION
Open to Masters and Doctoral students at the University of Illinois.
Why get a Graduate Minor in Global Studies?
With the emergence of a global society for the first time in the evolution of the human species, issues of shared concern must be confronted, simultaneously, systemically, and synchronously, at local, national, regional and global levels. These include environmental degradation, food scarcity, rapid resource depletion, sustainable economic development, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and international crime, world health, human-created and natural catastrophes, impediments to the spread of democratic and human rights values and practices.
A Graduate Minor in Global Studies
- enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of globalization
- builds on students’ disciplinary and professional knowledge base, and the conceptual frameworks, analytic tools and methodologies derived from their particular programs of studies
- integrates students’ specialized skills within the broader interdisciplinary, intellectual, and public policy demands of the challenges confronting the world’s populations