Global and Area Studies focuses on global systems and how they play out in different world regions. Students gain knowledge of particular world regions (including foreign languages) or of global themes that are important across regions, depending on the concentration they choose. Students select a concentration of a specific region of the world or a global topical area in order to deepen their understanding of critical issues that affect the lives of many people in the world and the interrelation between the United States and the rest of the world. Areas of study include: World conditions and historical trends, geography and geopolitics, global and national interdependence, processes of continuity and change in different world regions, the varied and changing nature of global realities and the complexities of addressing world problems, and diverse ideas, practices, worldviews, and cultural expressions of people from different cultures.
Graduates in global and area studies pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand a well-rounded knowledge in social, economic, political, historical and geographic knowledge of other cultures and meets the demands of todayâ€™s global economy and job market.
Alumni work at:
Doctors without Borders
Teach for America
U.S. State Department
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Alumni work as:
Human rights advocates
International business executives
Translation services professionals
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