Wilson's global studies program provides students with a critical skill for success in any field—the ability to communicate across cultural, racial, economic and gender differences.
This interdisciplinary program allows students to foster a greater understanding of the challenges that we face as citizens of a complex, globalized and interconnected world.
When compared to other more traditional programs offered at institutions throughout the region, the global studies program at Wilson College is distinct. Unlike many programs that only focus on international relations, our program delves into the study of the complex forms of globalization that move outside the borders of nation-state actors.
The coursework in the global studies major encompasses multiple facets of global cultures. In addition, students explore diverse service-learning opportunities, fieldwork, internships and study abroad experiences.
Students gain proficiency in a world language other than English and graduate with strong public speaking and writing skills.
Global Studies is a cross-disciplinary program that seeks to foster understanding of the challenges that we face as citizens of an interconnected world. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and perspectives necessary to develop cultural literacy and to comprehend complex global events and processes of globalization, as well as an ability to respond to them effectively.
Understanding processes of national and global change is both empowering and humbling, and having the skills to navigate these changes is crucial to work in the global economy. Global studies majors are exceptionally poised to enter the workforce in a vast array of fields, including: