Tackle issues from a global perspective as you learn new cultures and study abroad. Tackle issues from a global perspective as you learn new cultures and study abroad. Tackle issues from a global perspective as you learn new cultures and study abroad. Tackle issues from a global perspective as you learn new cultures and study abroad. Tackle issues from a global perspective as you learn new cultures and study abroad.

Global Studies

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Why pursue a global studies degree at North Central College?

Your global studies major or minor will equip you to have an impact on the world scene. You’ll acquire the knowledge, perspective and research skills you need to tackle issues from a global perspective, thanks to courses ranging from political science and history to religion and economics. You’ll master your choice of languages and study abroad for a term or more. When global experience is required, you’ll be ready.

You can also:

  • Focus on one of three areas: Global Power and Security, Culture and Globalization, Markets and Development.
  • Engage with students from all over the world at the Nation Model United Nations conference in New York.
  • Visit with guest speakers on campus like consuls general from People’s Republic of China, South Africa and India.
  • Join the International Club, Asian Student Konnection, Korean Club, Japan Club,Chinese Club, Ecce, German Club, Le Cercle Français, Fusion Española or Raza Unida.

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Global Studies, B.A.

For additional information and courses in this program, see Global Studies.

Major Requirements

The Global Studies major requires 42-51 credit hours, including core and advanced electives within the program's three thematic areas: (1) Global Power and Security, (2) Culture and Globalization and (3) Markets and Development.

Core Courses

Global Power and Security
  • PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    3.00 credit hours

    Trends in international relations from both a theoretical and practical perspective through the examination of power, diplomacy, morality, international law and organization.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S5 904N

    Schedule Of Classes

Culture and Globalization
  • HST 155 - Global Perspectives: Modern Era

    HST 155 - Global Perspectives: Modern Era

    3.00 credit hours

    Colonialism, urbanization, nationalism, globalization and the interconnection of trade and immigration patterns are considered in this overview of modern world history.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Markets and Development
  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

Research Methods

One of the following:

  • ECN 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    ECN 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 200 - Historical Methods

    HST 200 - Historical Methods

    3.00 credit hours

    This course introduces students to working with archival material, both in physical and virtual settings. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to complete research in advanced history seminars and the HST 470 capstone course as well as compete successfully for internships in archives, historical societies and museums.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One 100- or 200-level history course.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 201 - Practices of Political Science

    PSC 201 - Practices of Political Science

    3.00 credit hours

    A continuation of PSC 200 in which students learn the process of undertaking independent and original Political Science scholarship. Topics covered include formulating research questions, theory building and hypothesis testing based on holes in existing literature, defining and measuring variables and discussing how advances in scholarship contributes to the understanding of political phenomena.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 200.

    Core

    Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 200 - Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative

    SOA 200 - Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative

    3.00 credit hours

    An assessment of the strengths and limitations of various modes of quantitative data collection including experiments, questionnaires, content analysis and the use of secondary data. Emphasis is placed on ethical issues, becoming a critical consumer of research and developing the ability to design and carry out an independent study.

    Schedule Of Classes

Study Abroad

Twelve credit hours earned through an approved study abroad program.

Language Requirement

College level proficiency in a language through 103.

Advanced Electives

15 credit hours, including one course from each area and at least three courses at or above the 300-level.

Global Power and Security
  • GLS 366 - Global Power and the British Empire

    GLS 366 - Global Power and the British Empire

    3.00 credit hours

    An upper-level survey of Britain's violent relationship with the world designed to introduce students to the depth and breadth of British power since the sixteenth century. The course focuses on the high point of imperial expansion from the nineteenth century to the post-WWI era and concentrates on why the British expanded into India, Africa and the Middle East and how they ruled/thought about their global empire.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 268 - India since 1750

    HST 268 - India since 1750

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the history of India from 1750 to the present. Topics include British rule in India, the nationalist movement, issues of race and gender and India-Pakistan since independence. This course helps fulfill the non-western requirement for History majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 271 - Modern Middle East

    HST 271 - Modern Middle East

    3.00 credit hours

    Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the present, with special attention to nationalistic movements, pan-Islam and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.
    IAI

    S2 919N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 281 - Europe's Age of Mass Destruction

    HST 281 - Europe's Age of Mass Destruction

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of Europe since 1918. Topics emphasized are the impact of the First World War and the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism, analysis of the Nazi regime and changes in Europe since 1945.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 385 - The World Wars of the Twentieth Century

    HST 385 - The World Wars of the Twentieth Century

    3.00 credit hours

    World War I ended Europe's global domination, brought the U.S. to world leadership, and sowed the seeds of subsequent political crises from Nazism to the breakup of Yugoslavia. This seminar considers reasons for the outbreak of war in 1914 and the impact of that struggle both short-term and long term. The focus here is primarily on political questions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One 200-level history course or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LEV 350 - Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution

    LEV 350 - Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution

    3.00 credit hours

    Considers the ways in which conflict, both domestic and abroad, is created and/or exacerbated as well as resolved by religion and ethnicity. The course draws on the resources of many traditional disciplines in understanding the causes and solutions to ethnic and religious conflict, including political science, law, sociology and communication theory, as well as the newer field of peace studies. Students consider a range of religious and cultural contexts in which conflict exists or has existed, including, but not limited to, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the American Southwest.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 222 - American Foreign Policy

    PSC 222 - American Foreign Policy

    3.00 credit hours

    Dynamics of the U.S. foreign policy decision-making process examined from the perspectives of the President, Congress and public opinion; special attention to the evolution of the U.S. role as a great power since World War II.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 333 - International Law

    PSC 333 - International Law

    3.00 credit hours

    The development and use of international law in the conduct of international relations; special emphasis is placed on such current topics as space law, laws of war, law of the sea, diplomatic immunity and human rights.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 102.

    Schedule Of Classes

Culture and Globalization
  • COM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    COM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the basic components involved in intercultural communication. Topics considered include, but are not limited to: cultural biases, cultural determinants of experiences and backgrounds, social perception, verbal interaction, nonverbal interaction and opinion leadership.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior or Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 185 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    HST 185 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the cultural diversity and complexity of sub-Saharan Africa. Attention is given to the long period of independent development of traditional societies, the forms and extent of European domination and the post-1945 struggles to regain independence and create new cultural identities.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.
    IAI

    S2 906N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 263 - Japanese History

    HST 263 - Japanese History

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the political and cultural evolution of Japanese civilization from prehistory to the present. Some of the themes explored are Japan's traditional pattern of adapting Chinese political and cultural forms according to contemporary needs, the role of the samurai in Japanese history and the modernization of Japan from 1868 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 280 - Europe's Age of Mass Hysteria

    HST 280 - Europe's Age of Mass Hysteria

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the rise of modern nationalism, imperialism, class conflict and war in Europe during what historians call "the long nineteenth century," from 1789 to 1918. Topics emphasized are the French Revolution, the creation of nations, issues of class, gender and race, the "new" Imperialism and the First World War.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    3.00 credit hours

    An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 225 - Environmental Ethics

    PHL 225 - Environmental Ethics

    3.00 credit hours

    After a brief examination of philosophical ethical frameworks, the following will be considered: the history of environmental ethics; the problem of the "moral status" of nonhuman animals and other aspects of nature: the environment and "the good life," ethical issues related to population growth, sustainability, diminishing/vanishing resources and the use of cost benefit analysis in environmental policy.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 310 - Cultural Psychology

    PSY 310 - Cultural Psychology

    3.00 credit hours

    The course considers what we mean by culture, and how taking culture into account affects our knowledge of basic psychology in areas such as human development, the self-concept, gender expectations, as well as our understanding of mental illness. The course focuses on both psychological and anthropological approaches to studying culture and the pros and cons of different approaches.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100; SOA 105 or any 200-level Psychology course, excluding PSY 250; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the diversity of human cultures. Human adaptations to various environments. Kinship, religion, political and economic institutions in non-Western societies.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S1 901N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    3.00 credit hours

    The multi-dimensional study of the clash of cultural values, attitudes and ideologies that commonly occurs in global encounters and relationships between state systems and native peoples. Economic, socio-political and ideological issues are among the topics covered.

    Prerequisite(s)


    SOA 105 and Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

Markets and Development
  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 324 - International Political Economy

    ECN 324 - International Political Economy

    3.00 credit hours

    Analyses of the problems and prospects challenging the global community at a time of political and economic change through the study of the roles of industrialized countries, former socialist bloc states and the Third World. Attention is given to the interplay of political and economic power as components of planetary well-being.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 340 - International Economics

    ECN 340 - International Economics

    3.00 credit hours

    The theory of international trade and the behavior of international institutions. Examination of how trade, trade restrictions and international monetary systems affect domestic business and economic prospects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 265 - Modern China

    HST 265 - Modern China

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of China's transition from the "traditional" civilization of the dynastic period (up to 1911) to the "modern" nation that has emerged in the 21st century.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    3.00 credit hours

    This seminar examines history on a global scale, with a focus on the period since World War II. Special attention is paid to cultures outside the U.S., as well as to an interdisciplinary perspective, through themes that can include exploration, religion, women's studies, urbanization or economic development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 343 - Economic and Social Justice

    PHL 343 - Economic and Social Justice

    3.00 credit hours

    A brief introduction to the concept of justice, followed by an examination of the alternative views of distributive justice. Alternatives include the various forms of liberalism (contractarianism, libertarianism and utilitarianism), Marxism, communitarianism, feminism and postmodernism.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Previous course in philosophy, economics, history, political science or sociology and anthropology.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 221 - Comparative Politics

    PSC 221 - Comparative Politics

    3.00 credit hours

    A comparative approach to the major political systems in the world such as parliamentary, totalitarian and democratic. Typical countries include Russia, Japan, China, Great Britain and France.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 321 - Model United Nations I

    PSC 321 - Model United Nations I

    3.00 credit hours

    Preparation for and participation in the American Model United Nations simulation program. Students represent a pre-selected country during three days of debate/diplomacy on current U.N. topics with students from other Midwest colleges. May be taken twice for credit.

    Schedule Of Classes

Capstone Seminar

  • GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    3.00 credit hours

    Topics in global studies such as international relations theory, globalization, democratization and global change. Seminar serves as capstone for global studies majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior/Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

Global Studies Minor

For additional information and courses in this program, see Global Studies.

Minor Requirements

The Global Studies minor requires 21 credit hours, including core and advanced electives within the program's three thematic areas: (1) Global Power and Security, (2) Culture and Globalization and (3) Markets and Development.

Core Courses

Global Power and Security
  • PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    3.00 credit hours

    Trends in international relations from both a theoretical and practical perspective through the examination of power, diplomacy, morality, international law and organization.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S5 904N

    Schedule Of Classes

Culture and Globalization
  • HST 155 - Global Perspectives: Modern Era

    HST 155 - Global Perspectives: Modern Era

    3.00 credit hours

    Colonialism, urbanization, nationalism, globalization and the interconnection of trade and immigration patterns are considered in this overview of modern world history.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Markets and Development
  • BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    BUS 135 - Introduction to International Business

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of Globalization and Business. The course exposes the student to the broad issues of globalization; illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of globalization; relates globalization to culture, politics, ethics, labor, legal settings, geography and international organizations; and finally, provides the context of business as it operates globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

Advanced Electives

One course from each area:

Global Power and Security
  • GLS 366 - Global Power and the British Empire

    GLS 366 - Global Power and the British Empire

    3.00 credit hours

    An upper-level survey of Britain's violent relationship with the world designed to introduce students to the depth and breadth of British power since the sixteenth century. The course focuses on the high point of imperial expansion from the nineteenth century to the post-WWI era and concentrates on why the British expanded into India, Africa and the Middle East and how they ruled/thought about their global empire.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 268 - India since 1750

    HST 268 - India since 1750

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the history of India from 1750 to the present. Topics include British rule in India, the nationalist movement, issues of race and gender and India-Pakistan since independence. This course helps fulfill the non-western requirement for History majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 271 - Modern Middle East

    HST 271 - Modern Middle East

    3.00 credit hours

    Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the present, with special attention to nationalistic movements, pan-Islam and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.
    IAI

    S2 919N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 281 - Europe's Age of Mass Destruction

    HST 281 - Europe's Age of Mass Destruction

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of Europe since 1918. Topics emphasized are the impact of the First World War and the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism, analysis of the Nazi regime and changes in Europe since 1945.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 385 - The World Wars of the Twentieth Century

    HST 385 - The World Wars of the Twentieth Century

    3.00 credit hours

    World War I ended Europe's global domination, brought the U.S. to world leadership, and sowed the seeds of subsequent political crises from Nazism to the breakup of Yugoslavia. This seminar considers reasons for the outbreak of war in 1914 and the impact of that struggle both short-term and long term. The focus here is primarily on political questions.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One 200-level history course or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LEV 350 - Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution

    LEV 350 - Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution

    3.00 credit hours

    Considers the ways in which conflict, both domestic and abroad, is created and/or exacerbated as well as resolved by religion and ethnicity. The course draws on the resources of many traditional disciplines in understanding the causes and solutions to ethnic and religious conflict, including political science, law, sociology and communication theory, as well as the newer field of peace studies. Students consider a range of religious and cultural contexts in which conflict exists or has existed, including, but not limited to, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the American Southwest.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 222 - American Foreign Policy

    PSC 222 - American Foreign Policy

    3.00 credit hours

    Dynamics of the U.S. foreign policy decision-making process examined from the perspectives of the President, Congress and public opinion; special attention to the evolution of the U.S. role as a great power since World War II.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 333 - International Law

    PSC 333 - International Law

    3.00 credit hours

    The development and use of international law in the conduct of international relations; special emphasis is placed on such current topics as space law, laws of war, law of the sea, diplomatic immunity and human rights.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 102.

    Schedule Of Classes

Culture and Globalization
  • COM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    COM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the basic components involved in intercultural communication. Topics considered include, but are not limited to: cultural biases, cultural determinants of experiences and backgrounds, social perception, verbal interaction, nonverbal interaction and opinion leadership.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior or Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 185 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    HST 185 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the cultural diversity and complexity of sub-Saharan Africa. Attention is given to the long period of independent development of traditional societies, the forms and extent of European domination and the post-1945 struggles to regain independence and create new cultural identities.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.
    IAI

    S2 906N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 263 - Japanese History

    HST 263 - Japanese History

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the political and cultural evolution of Japanese civilization from prehistory to the present. Some of the themes explored are Japan's traditional pattern of adapting Chinese political and cultural forms according to contemporary needs, the role of the samurai in Japanese history and the modernization of Japan from 1868 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 280 - Europe's Age of Mass Hysteria

    HST 280 - Europe's Age of Mass Hysteria

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the rise of modern nationalism, imperialism, class conflict and war in Europe during what historians call "the long nineteenth century," from 1789 to 1918. Topics emphasized are the French Revolution, the creation of nations, issues of class, gender and race, the "new" Imperialism and the First World War.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    3.00 credit hours

    An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 225 - Environmental Ethics

    PHL 225 - Environmental Ethics

    3.00 credit hours

    After a brief examination of philosophical ethical frameworks, the following will be considered: the history of environmental ethics; the problem of the "moral status" of nonhuman animals and other aspects of nature: the environment and "the good life," ethical issues related to population growth, sustainability, diminishing/vanishing resources and the use of cost benefit analysis in environmental policy.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSY 310 - Cultural Psychology

    PSY 310 - Cultural Psychology

    3.00 credit hours

    The course considers what we mean by culture, and how taking culture into account affects our knowledge of basic psychology in areas such as human development, the self-concept, gender expectations, as well as our understanding of mental illness. The course focuses on both psychological and anthropological approaches to studying culture and the pros and cons of different approaches.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSY 100; SOA 105 or any 200-level Psychology course, excluding PSY 250; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the diversity of human cultures. Human adaptations to various environments. Kinship, religion, political and economic institutions in non-Western societies.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S1 901N

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    SOA 421 - Indigenous Peoples and the State

    3.00 credit hours

    The multi-dimensional study of the clash of cultural values, attitudes and ideologies that commonly occurs in global encounters and relationships between state systems and native peoples. Economic, socio-political and ideological issues are among the topics covered.

    Prerequisite(s)


    SOA 105 and Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

Markets and Development
  • BUS 482 - International Management

    BUS 482 - International Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Application of management principles to the conduct of business and not-for-profit operations on a multinational scale and involving economic, political and cultural differences.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 202, BUS 135, BUS 362, BUS 368 and ECN 252.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 324 - International Political Economy

    ECN 324 - International Political Economy

    3.00 credit hours

    Analyses of the problems and prospects challenging the global community at a time of political and economic change through the study of the roles of industrialized countries, former socialist bloc states and the Third World. Attention is given to the interplay of political and economic power as components of planetary well-being.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 340 - International Economics

    ECN 340 - International Economics

    3.00 credit hours

    The theory of international trade and the behavior of international institutions. Examination of how trade, trade restrictions and international monetary systems affect domestic business and economic prospects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 250 and ECN 252; or ECN 100.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 265 - Modern China

    HST 265 - Modern China

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of China's transition from the "traditional" civilization of the dynastic period (up to 1911) to the "modern" nation that has emerged in the 21st century.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    HST 370 - Seminar in Global History

    3.00 credit hours

    This seminar examines history on a global scale, with a focus on the period since World War II. Special attention is paid to cultures outside the U.S., as well as to an interdisciplinary perspective, through themes that can include exploration, religion, women's studies, urbanization or economic development.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 343 - Economic and Social Justice

    PHL 343 - Economic and Social Justice

    3.00 credit hours

    A brief introduction to the concept of justice, followed by an examination of the alternative views of distributive justice. Alternatives include the various forms of liberalism (contractarianism, libertarianism and utilitarianism), Marxism, communitarianism, feminism and postmodernism.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Previous course in philosophy, economics, history, political science or sociology and anthropology.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 221 - Comparative Politics

    PSC 221 - Comparative Politics

    3.00 credit hours

    A comparative approach to the major political systems in the world such as parliamentary, totalitarian and democratic. Typical countries include Russia, Japan, China, Great Britain and France.

    Prerequisite(s)


    PSC 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 321 - Model United Nations I

    PSC 321 - Model United Nations I

    3.00 credit hours

    Preparation for and participation in the American Model United Nations simulation program. Students represent a pre-selected country during three days of debate/diplomacy on current U.N. topics with students from other Midwest colleges. May be taken twice for credit.

    Schedule Of Classes

Capstone Seminar

  • GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    GLS 492 - Seminar in Global Studies

    3.00 credit hours

    Topics in global studies such as international relations theory, globalization, democratization and global change. Seminar serves as capstone for global studies majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior/Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

Global Studies Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Internships

  • Consulting firm, Coleman Group, Chicago
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs)
  • International business
  • Service and ministry work
  • Government
  • International relations
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

Graduate Schools

Recent graduates in global studies have been accepted at:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service

Careers

  • Global health
  • Global marketing agencies
  • Human justice organizations
  • International governing agencies
  • International businesses
  • Mass communication
  • Travel and tourism
  • U.S. government offices and agencies

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Choosing the right college is a big decision. Don’t make it alone. North Central’s admission and financial aid team is here to help you design a financial aid solution that works best for you and your family.

Merit scholarships, grants, loans, campus employment - these are just some of the resources available to you. Over 95 percent of students and 100 percent of all eligible students receive aid. Let our team partner with you in finding the best value for your education.

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