Katie Holt, Chair
The Global & International Studies major is administered by a committee consisting of faculty who teach in the program. The Global & International Studies Program at The College of Wooster educates our students to think and act as responsible citizens in a diverse and interdependent global community.
This interdisciplinary major promotes understanding and appreciation of cultural, economic, historical, and political dimensions of global issues by developing theoretical, substantive, and experiential knowledge. The Global & International Studies Program aims to foster knowledge, critical thinking, research capabilities, and crosscultural communication skills.
The major in Global & International Studies consists of fourteen to fifteen courses. It includes coursework in Economics, History, Political Science; one foreign language course beyond the first four courses in a foreign language; one elective specialization course; an overseas term; methodological training in a home department (Economics, History, or Political Science); and Senior Independent Study. Students are mentored and encouraged to integrate their learning from the different disciplines and their overseas term in their choice of coursework, experiential learning opportunities, and their Independent Study work.
At the time of declaring the major, students will discuss with the Chair a plan to complete the major requirements, including the timing of the overseas term, methods courses, and Independent Study. At the same time, students will select Economics, History, or Political Science as their home department. The home department will have the responsibility for supervising the student’s research training and Independent Study.
For more information about these courses, see listings in the appropriate home department.