Global Studies

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The world that we live in is becoming closer with advancement of technology and increased knowledge and understanding of various nations, cultures and ethnicities.

A “Global Vision” is one of the four pillars that Stockton considers in its 2020 Strategic Plan. The goal of ”globalizing” Stockton is to create a systematic approach to ensure that students are provided with the knowledge and skills to be able to function culturally, politically, and economically in a global society through a systematic infusion of international/global content into the curriculum.

Structure and Curriculum

Global Studies Minor was approved during 2010-2011 academic year. It consists of 20 credits. All students must take the entry level course GSS 2606 Introduction to Global Studies and capstone course GIS 4658 Global Challenges and Solutions and one course from each of the three categories Global Issues/ Area Studies; History and Culture; Political Economy and Contemporary Issues. Out of 20 credits required, at least 2 courses must be at the 3000 level.  Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language or an in-depth knowledge of another culture.

This minor requires a minimum of 20 credits of coursework with substantial international content.  Students are required to complete an introductory course, an International Studies Capstone Seminar, and general electives which have to be selected from an approved list of courses with strong international content.  All students taking the Global Studies Minor will have to demonstrate cultural competence or proficiency in a foreign language.

Introductory Course

Students must complete Introduction to Global Studies course as one of the first two courses taken in the program

Elective Courses

These elective courses are divided into three major thematic concentrations.  These thematic concentrations are constructed around a common theme, thus providing students with a wide choice of topical courses.  Students are expected to take at least one course from this section.

Language/Cultural Competence Requirement

Students will have broad options for the language experience.  They will be able to fulfill their language requirement for the minor through an approved study abroad language program, supervised foreign language training, the transfer of appropriate courses in any language other than English from other countries or universities, and any other options that the faculty members of the Languages and Culture Studies Program consider acceptable.  The faculty members of the Languages and Culture Studies Program will evaluate language courses not taught at Stockton University to determine if they fulfill the language requirement.


The Global Studies Capstone Seminar will be a senior level, one semester, four-credit, multidisciplinary course.

 Education Abroad (Option)

Students could complete at least 6 credits on an approved education abroad program, including short-or long-term study programs, as well as options for internship abroad.  These credits could be accepted as fulfilling specific requirements for the Minor.  Study tours are not included in this option because it is likely that the study tour courses will bencluded in the list of courses offered at Stockton for this Minor.

 Importance of Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies Minor consists of a set of courses that complements any discipline. 

The Global Studies minor gives students the opportunity to be exposed to a broad range of courses on global issues offered in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and sciences.

The interdisciplinary knowledge and intercultural skills acquired through this program are critical for students preparing for careers in areas such as international relations, public policy, business, law, finance, education, social work communications, politics, languages, and government. 

 The Global Studies Minor will:

  • provide students with the opportunity to study current issues, such as immigration, global environmental problems, and the Middle East and other present conflicts in various regions of the world,
  • offer students the opportunity to explore study current issues in specific regions and countries around the world,
  • develop the students’ critical skills through the analysis of current global issues, and
  • allow students to recognize the interconnectedness of economic, social, and cultural problems/issues around the world.

Core and elective courses are listed below:

Mandatory Courses:

GSS 2606: Introduction to Global Studies
Capstone: Global Challenges and Solutions (GIS 4658)


Students will have to choose at least one course from each of the sections listed below:

Global Issues/Areas Studies Courses:

The global issues/area studies concentration allows students to focus their attention on issues from a global or a geopolitical perspective.

  •  GAH 2346 - Modern Europe
  • GAH 3217- Literature and Globalization
  • GEN 1302 - Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean
  • GIS 3303 - Experience Global Development
  • GIS 3416 - Our World Today
  • GIS 3625 - Global Geography
  • GIS 3635 - Discover Africa
  • GIS 3680 - Scotland: The Land and People
  • GIS 4480 - Tourism and Development: Caribbean
  • GIS 4612 - East Asia
  • GIS 4645 - Reform in China
  • GNM 1242 - Mapping the World’s Natural Resources
  • GNM 2116 - Cities of the World
  • GNM 2475 - Global Environmental Issues
  • GSS 1236 - Go Global
  • GSS 2134 - Global Issues
  • GSS 2142 - US-China in 21st Century
  • GSS 2339 - Tourism and Sustainability
  • GSS 2368 - Global Community
  • GSS 2635 - UN Experience- International Study Tour (Model UN)
  • GSS 3234 - Human Rights in a Global Perspective
  • GSS 3274 - Democratization in Latin America
  • POLS 2160 - Introduction to Comparative Politics


History and Culture Courses

This concentration explores the history and culture in various countries or regions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • ANTH 1100 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 2152 - Language and Culture
  • ANTH 2238 - Anthropology Fieldwork in South Africa
  • COMM 3303 - International Communication
  • GAH 1090 - The History of Paris
  • GAH 1257 - The Art of Italy
  • GAH 1370 - Chinese Culture
  • GAH 1630 - World Civilizations to 1500: Food, Environment, and Humans
  • GAH 2211 - African and Asian Literature
  • GAH 2284 - The History of Paris
  • GAH 2330 - Theory and Practice of Language
  • GAH 2363 - Puerto Rico, Society, and Culture
  • GAH 2364 - Understanding Iraq
  • GAH 2406 - Philippine Culture and History
  • GAH 3127 - Modern Scandinavia in Literature and Film
  • GAH 3230 - French New Wave Cinema
  • GIS 3342 - Latin American Study Tour
  • GIS 3640 - US and Islamic World
  • GIS 3686 - Disability Rights Around the World
  • GIS 4606 - Costa Rica Cultural Study Tour
  • GIS 4655 - Greece Field Study: Discover
  • GSS 2246 - Introduction to the Middle East
  • GSS 245 - South Africa Now
  • GSS 2626 - International Culture
  • GSS 3104 - Language and Power
  • GSS 3612 - Culture and Mental Health
  • HIST 2140 - History of India
  • HIST 2146 - Indian Ocean History
  • HIST 2149 - Conflict and Change in India
  • HTMS 3132 - Hospitality and Tourism
  • LITT 2306 - Cultures of Colonialism


Political Economy and Contemporary Issues Courses:

This concentration focuses on the economy, money, the environment, business, and current issues using a multidisciplinary and international approach.

  • ANTH 2136 - World Perspectives on Health
  • ECON 3655 - International Trade
  • ECON 3670 - International Economic Development
  • ECON 3675 - International Money and Finance
  • GAH 2207 - Environmental Histories
  • GIS 3639 - Immigration and Immigrants
  • GSS 2319 - Global Justice
  • GSS 3234 - Human Rights in a Global Perspective
  • MGMT 3112 - International Business Management
  • MGMT 4100 - Manager in the World Economy
  • POLS 2170 - Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 3313 - International Order
  • POLS 3662 - International Political Economy