2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies

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Office: Humanities Center, Room 322a
Telephone: 410‑617‑2326
Website: www.loyola.edu/academic/globalstudies
Email: globalstudies@loyola.edu

Director: Michele Alacevich, Assistant Professor of History

Global Studies Steering Committee: Kelly DeVries (History), Michelle Gawerc (Sociology), Moira Lynch (Political Science), Fabio Mendez (Economics)

Global studies is an interdisciplinary major based in four disciplines: economics, history, political science, and sociology. The major provides students with a social science-based framework within which to analyze issues and processes that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. It is structured so that students move from introductory, to intermediate, to advanced levels of learning. In the process, students will come to appreciate the similarities and differences in the approaches to global issues taken by economists, historians, political scientists, and sociologists. The major consists of 15 courses, five of which simultaneously meet the University's core requirements. It is therefore possible to combine global studies with another major, one or two minors, or a wide range of courses in various fields. Prospective majors should consult the program director for details about the program.

Learning Outcomes

Global studies graduates will be able to:

  • apply the basic approaches of economics, history, political science, and sociology to global issues;
  • find and effectively use social scientific information about global issues;
  • demonstrate extensive knowledge about countries and regions around the world;
  • speak and write effectively about key globalizing processes;
  • critique various arguments and theories regarding global issues;
  • speak and write in some depth about a particular topic of international or global relevance;
  • explain how the United States fits into the global context;
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions and for advanced study in a wide range of globally-oriented fields;
  • demonstrate the a capacity for viewing themselves as global citizens, as persons "in solidarity" with the world.




      Global Studies

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