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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Studies Minor

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Global Studies focuses on understanding connections between different parts of the world. The Global Studies minor includes the Introduction and a selection from the Society and Culture and Politics and Economy concentrations.

Globalization, or the trans-national exchange of investments, commodities, people, politics, technologies, and cultures, is both a characteristic of the contemporary world and the culmination of large-scale, long-term social change. Although globalization, at times, seems dominated by new economic and political formations more powerful than the traditional nation-state, it has also mobilized new expressions of local and transnational discontent and resistance. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, global studies curriculum helps students understand the implications of global change, allowing the university community to confront what is occurring in our immediate locale by examining what is going on elsewhere. Bringing together faculty and students from diverse perspectives creates an interdisciplinary understanding of the disruption and integration resulting from changing configurations of nations, global processes, and identities.

Minor Requirements

The minor in global studies requires 17-18 credit hours distributed in the following manner.


Required Courses

Select two courses:

Concentration I – Global Society and Culture

Select two courses:

Concentration II – Global Politics and Economy


Two additional courses from the Global Studies Major, BA from any of the three concentrations


Additional courses not listed above may be petitioned for credit before taking the course with the Director of Global Studies when the course content is consistent with the objectives of the minor.


* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements 

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