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The minor in Global Studies, designed and supported by the Ball State Global Engagement Committee and the Rinker Center for Global Affairs, integrates broad perspectives of coursework and global agency to complement other university majors and minors.

Immersing yourself in different cultures and parts of the world is at the core of the minor in Global Studies. Applying this multicultural, multidisciplinary knowledge and experience to your major, other minors, and future career is the goal of Global Studies.

By focusing on global processes like politics, economics, our societies, and the languages we speak, you’ll learn to engage more with the global community as a citizen of the world.

What You Will Learn

  • How to critically engage with and analyze the macro-processes of the world
  • How to actively apply major-specific knowledge to a global context
  • How to compete in the global workplace of the 21st century

Minor Requirements

Total Credits: 16-17

Coursework Includes:

  • GLST 400 Capstone in Global Studies (1 credit hour)
  • 15-16 total credit hours across different global courses ranging from history to political science and more
    • 3-4 credit hours in any foreign language course may be included in this total, but they are not required. This includes:
      • Arabic (AR)
      • Chinese (CH)
      • French (FR)
      • German (GER)
      • Japanese (JAPA)
      • Latin (LAT)
      • Spanish (SP)

For a complete list of all classes you may take and their descriptions, please see the Course Catalog.


How to Enroll

Students interested in the minor in Global Studies should complete a “change of major or minor” form. This form is available in the Academic Advising Center (AC 224).

If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Dr. Laurie Cox.

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