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2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Global Studies and Social Impact - Program Description

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Global studies and social impact is an interdisciplinary major with a focus on understanding, through multiple perspectives, global issues and how they affect people in all areas of the world. Students who choose the global studies and social impact major will engage in critical reflection on how the world works as an interlinked, interactive set of systems, processes and relationships that operate across broad spheres of social, political, economic, cultural, religious and environmental experiences. Global studies and social impact helps students to understand the interconnectedness of the world, and how distant events have local effects. Global studies and social impact at GVSU also emphasizes social transformation and social change to prepare students to be global citizens who can positively impact their worlds.

Participating programs: Area and global studies programs, including African & African American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies and Middle East studies

The following program is available:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Global Studies and Social Impact

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