Historical understanding equips human beings to understand their
world by providing a framework within which to analyze current events and
Today’s world is increasingly globalized, reducing the boundaries between disciplines and requiring a new breed of academic — one with an understanding of our world and the complex issues we now face. Whatever your primary field — business, education, Christian ministry, communications, agriculture, etc. — consider the new interdisciplinary Minor in Global Studies (GLST).
The GLST Minor provides multiple perspectives on the contemporary world and its complexities. The breadth of study prepares students with knowledge and skills essential for responsible citizenship and service in the global community.
Understanding the diversity of the world we live in is essential to our Christian mission. The ability to navigate issues of race, gender and religion with a depth of knowledge is essential for effective life and service within our communities and abroad. The goals for the ethnic and women’s studies minor are: