Tracks and Courses

Requirements: Students enrolling in the Minor must have their Plan of Study approved by a LAS Global Studies advisor.

1. Global Markets and Governance

The economy is intricately connected to institutions at the local, national, and international levels that affect market practices and outcomes. This track focuses on the institutions and social relations that govern global markets.


2. Science, Technology, and Markets

Technological innovations in transportation and communications are driving business location decisionmaking and operations at the global scale. This track is aimed at science and technology majors with entrepreneurial ambitions as well as students in the social sciences and humanities investigating the interface between science, technology, and society.


3. Global Encounters

Participation in the global economy requires firms to be geographically dispersed and capable of partnering with a global audience of stakeholders. This track is focused on the historical and crosscultural understanding necessary to engage in global markets.


4. Markets, Development, and the Environment

Global markets can create positive environmental outcomes in the locations where it operates. This track focuses on the challenges in designing, building, and evaluating sustainable environmental and development outcomes, including ecological modernization, market environmentalism, and political ecology.


5. The Global Workforce

Global production systems depend on the effective organization and participation of workers in the global workforce. This track focuses on human resources, organizational structures, and group communication in the contexts of working class history and global labor markets.


6. Analytical Tools & Languages

Investigating global market-society relations requires a basic level of competence in communication skills, research methods, and analytical techniques. This track offers students a range of languages, methods, and skills oriented courses that build such competency.