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Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

Globalization Studies

The Globalization Studies focus on the geography of global changes and how the global changes come as a result of political, economic, social and environmental processes at various levels. This program emphasizes the causes of globalization and the impact of globalization on socioeconomic and political conditions and processes at the local, state and international level. This program will prepare students for a career in foreign service, international business or any career where a knowledge of the factors influencing global changes is essential.

Advising Faculty Members: Acheson, Zhou

Courses Suggested:

  • GEOG 300 Population Geography
  • GEOG 301 Economic Geography
  • GEOG 401 Geography of Development
  • GEOG 402 Cultural Landscape
  • GEOG 405 Geography of Food
  • GEOG 406 Political Geography
  • GEOG 428 Travel Study
  • GEOG 453 Topics in Geography (Globalization Studies Focus)
  • ANTH 313 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 402 Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 404 Anthropology and the Arts (non-Western)
  • FIN 344 Financial Markets
  • IS 336 Global Problems and Human Survival
  • IS 364 Atomic Era
  • MKTG 476 International Marketing
  • POLS 370 Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS 473 US Foreign Policy

These courses are just suggested courses. Faculty members may tailor the selection of courses to the need and background of individual students. The department also suggests the inclusion of courses from other departments or from a formal minor as part of the requirements of this AOS.

To declare an AOS, you must fill out the AOS agreement form (which can be found on the forms page), obtain the required signatures and turn it in to the department secretary.

Note: All general education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) as well as the 36 hour requirement for a major in Geography must be completed separate of the AOS. Courses in the AOS may not be substituted for these courses.

Other areas of study suggested while pursuing this AOS: Regional Studies

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