Why Study Global Studies at Concordia?
Concordia's Global Studies Program is a fresh and distinctive program designed with 21st century global realities in mind.
The curriculum of each concentration includes courses from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, political science, history, religion and sociology. And most majors also choose one of these languages offered on campus: Chinese, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish.
This interdisciplinary approach prepares students to be able to pursue a wide variety of careers, giving them the ability to move among various ways of approaching a problem.
The Global Studies Program also strongly supports students in studying abroad and engaging in various forms of experiential learning, such as internships and volunteering.
Students majoring in Global Studies learn to:
- use their understanding of the diverse forms of interconnectedness found in our world today, and their familiarity with the major institutions, processes, and actors that animate the global community, to analyze and explore solutions to contemporary problems;
- use their understanding of how the existence of diverse cultural traditions and normative frameworks affects our contemporary world, and of how we might move toward greater intercultural understanding, to analyze and explore solutions to contemporary problems;
- utilize a distinctive global perspective as they reflect on a wide variety of issues and as they pursue their chosen career;
- integrate diverse forms of knowledge and diverse perspectives in order to advance understanding and address problems;
- demonstrate a critical degree of competency in a particular thematic or regional area of specialization;
- demonstrate the ability to analyze information and trends, formulate appropriate and interesting questions, and develop innovative answers and solutions;
- possess a thoughtful sense of their personal place within the global community and thoughtful positions on the major ethical issues that surround the study of our increasingly globalized world.