Global Studies Concentration

Last updated - April, 2013

Program Description

This program explores the complex global issues facing our world in the 21st century.  It is built around the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Global Challenges project which uses the Center for Strategic and  International Studies' Seven Revolutions framework.  IDS 805 Global Challenges was created in collaboration with several scholars from institutions around the USA.  The seven areas of future global challenge include: population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict, and governance. All seven challenges will be introduced in IDS 805 Global Challenges which will be required before taking other courses in the concentration.  Additional concentration courses will focus upon more knowledge acquisition in each challenge area. 

Additional Program Admissions Requirements

This concentration requires a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate credit hours. 

Program Curriculum

Course         Credits
IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 1
IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective 3
IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society     3
IDS 804 Information Literacy 3
IDS 805 Global Challenges* 3
Choose 15 credits from the list below.  No more than 6 credits from any one department.  15
ECFI 644 International Economics 
HHP 610 Global Health   
INT 660 Global Telecommunications Policy
INT 610 Public Policy, Law, and Ethics in INT
INT 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security
LDRS 800 Organizational Leadership
POLS 611 Policy Analysis
POLS 630 International Organizations and World Politics
POLS 631 American Foreign Policy
POLS 632 Problems and Issues in World Politics
SOC 681 NGOs: Global Social Innovation
Elective Course Approved by Advisor 
Culminating Experience  
IDS 820 Projects in Liberal/Professional Studies 3
* students must successfully complete IDS 805 before enrolling
in other concentration courses. 

Program Contact/Advisor 

 Dr. Shala Mills, Chair, Department of Political Science, 785-628-4425 

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