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  • Policy Number: SP.07.001
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Terry Ballman, Marie Francois, Andrea Grove, Beth Hartung, Antonio Jiménez Jiménez, Stephen Stratton
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
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This interdisciplinary minor will provide students in any major the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the world and the major contemporary issues confronting humanity. Students in this minor will receive a foundation in global studies and an introduction into the various implications of globalization. By choosing electives across discipline areas, students will gain an interdisciplinary perspective into various global issues.


The Global Studies minor embraces two of the pillars of the CSUCI mission in its interdisciplinary focus and its commitment to graduating students with international perspectives. Students in any major preparing for any profession can benefit from the Global Studies Minor. The ability to understand critical world issues from various viewpoints is fundamental for functioning as an informed citizen in today's world. Those interested in knowing more about the world and in understanding their reality within the global context, will benefit from this minor. Students completing the minor will be aware of the social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of globalization. The minor will enable students to gain a better understanding of global issues such as global warming, inequality, poverty, migration, and governance, conflict, and security. In addition, students will be able to make interdisciplinary connections by selecting electives from at least two discipline areas. The foreign language requirement and an international study experience will further enforce a global perspective. 









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