Global Studies Minor

PROGRAM ADVISOR: DR. AAKRITI TANDON

Mission Statement for the Global Studies Minor

The mission of the Global Studies minor is to complement and enhance the Daemen College mission to “prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world” who “recognize the importance of a global perspective” and who are committed to the “well-being of both their local and global communities.”

Through coursework, international experience and service learning abroad or with local immigrant or refugee communities, Daemen students completing the Global Studies minor will demonstrate the knowledge, insight, and skills to work for and with people, organizations and businesses with a global focus.

Requirements (15 credits)

Select ONE of the following foundational courses:
  • IND120 Introduction to Global Studies (3)
  • PSC 121 International Relations (3)
  • PSC 210 Politics of Globalization (3)
  • HIS 106 World History II (3)
Select One International experience:

Students will complete an International Experience. It may be credit-bearing or not and may include extended living abroad, long or short term study abroad, volunteer or military experience.  Typically vacation experiences are not acceptable. Completion of a non-credit study abroad seminar is required prior to departure on study abroad programs.  Consult the Global Studies Program Director for details.

Select FOUR from the listing of Global Studies courses:

NOTE: Select from at least THREE disciplines (no more than TWO courses from any one discipline). The following list is not exclusive.  Students are encouraged to request a review of other Daemen or transfer courses with significant non-USA content for consideration for the minor by the Director of Global Studies.

Additional courses may be allowed. Students wishing to take courses other than those on the list below must submit their request, with rationale for the substitution, to the Global Studies Program Director. Substitutions are subject to the approval of the Global Studies Committee.

  • BA201 Introduction to International Business (3)
  • BA220 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management (3)
  • BIO304 Conservation Biology (3)
  • ECO343 Global Economic Geography (3)
  • FLIT200 Literature in Transition: Crisis of Identity (3)
  • FRE207 French Conversation and Composition I (3)
  • FRE208 French Conversation and Composition II (3)
  • FRE220 Introduction to Literature in French (3)
  • FRE240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I (3)
  • FRE250 Grammar & Culture Workshop II (3)
  • FRE307 Survey of French Literature I (3)
  • FRE308 Survey of French Literature II (3)
  • FRE312 Advanced French Grammar (3)
  • FRE315 French Civilization and Culture (3)
  • FRE326 Advanced Conversation in French (3)
  • FRE333 Special Topics in Literature (3)
  • FRE334 Special Topics in Culture (3)
  • FRE335 Special Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • HPR303 Traditional Chinese Medicine (3)
  • HPR335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500 (3)
  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • HST206 Twentieth Century Europe (3)
  • HST224 History of the Byzantine World (3)
  • HST230 Problems of the Third World (3)
  • HST237 European Intellectual History from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)
  • HST248 Ancient Mediterranean World (3)
  • HST304 Modern China (3)
  • HST308 Modern Latin America (3)
  • HST312 Sub-Saharan Africa (3)
  • HST317 The Middle East (3)
  • HST319 20th Century Russia and Eastern Europe (3)
  • HST324 Global Environmental History (3)
  • HST328 Multicultural Poland: History and Public Memory (3)
  • IND104 Global Environmental History (3)
  • IND120 Intro to Global Studies (3)
  • IND123 Intro to Sustainable Communities (3)
  • IND212 Latino and Latin American Culture (3)
  • IND215 Service Learning for Refugees Studies (3)
  • IND248 International Service Learning (3)
  • IND322: Alt and Renewable Energy Issues (3)
  • IND325: Introduction to Polish Culture (3)
  • IND334: Non-Western Art & Culture (3)
  • IND338: Food and Agriculture Issues (3)
  • IND345: Introduction to Russian Culture (3)
  • IND398: International Experiential Learning (3)
  • IND448 International Service Learning (1-3)
  • ITA101 Elementary Italian I (3)
  • ITA102 Elementary Italian II (3)
  • ITA105 Intermediate Italian I (3)
  • ITA106 Intermediate Italian II (3)
  • ITA207 Italian Conversation & Composition I (3)
  • ITA208 Italian Conversation & Composition II (3)
  • LIT201 World Lit I (3)
  • LIT202 World Lit II (3)
  • LIT230 Exile Literature (3)
  • LIT309: Film Seminar (3)
  • LIT314 Magic Realism in Literature & Film (3)
  • LIT316: Empire and the Imagination (3)
  • LIT317 Gender Trouble (3)
  • LIT320: Modern & Contemporary Irish Literature (3)
  • LIT326 Understanding Africa (3)
  • LIT329 Imagining Trauma (3)
  • LIT330: Scottish Renaissance (3)
  • LNG309 Language in Society (3)
  • LNG335 Special Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • MGT306 International Management (3)
  • PHI225 Readings in World Culture (3)
  • PHI234 Scientific and Religious View of the World(3)
  • PHI306 Eastern Philosophies (3)
  • PHI309 The Holocaust (3)
  • PHI328 Comparative Genocide (3)
  • PSC101 Comparative Political Systems (3)
  • PSC121 International Relations (3)
  • PSC210 Politics of Globalization (3)
  • PSC213 Third World Development (3)
  • PSC214 Introduction to Refugee Studies (3)
  • PSC218 US Government, World Politics & Globalization (3)
  • PSC221 Political Economy of East Asia (3)
  • PSC231 International Organizations and Global Governance (3)
  • PSC232 International Political Economy (3)
  • PSC236 Sports and International Politics (3)
  • PSC238 Dictatorship and Democracy (3)
  • PSC242 African Politics, Culture & Society (3)
  • PSC315 Politics of Western Europe (3)
  • PSC326 Politics of East Asia (3)
  • PSC327 Politics of South Asia (3)
  • REL241 Intro to Islam (3)
  • REL308 Spiritual Traditions Sequence I (3)
  • SPA105 Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication I (3)
  • SPA106 Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication II (3)
  • SPA207 Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3)
  • SPA208 Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3)
  • SPA209 Business Spanish (3)
  • SPA210 Advanced Spanish for the Health Professional (3)
  • SPA110 Spanish for the Health Professions (3)
  • SPA220 Introduction to Literature in Spanish (3)
  • SPA240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I (3)
  • SPA250 Grammar and Culture Workshop II (3)
  • SPA307 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
  • SPA309 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3)
  • SPA312 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3)
  • SPA315 Spanish Civilization and Culture (3)
  • SPA316 Spanish-American Civilization and Culture (3)
  • SPA326 Advanced Conversation in Spanish (3)
  • SPA328 Spanish Language Film (3)
  • SPA333 Special Topics in Literature (3)
  • SPA334 Special Topics in Culture (3)
  • SPA335 Special Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • SPA336 Phonetics & Phonology-Spanish (3)
  • SPA337 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3)
  • SUST310 Global Water Issues (3)
  • WST216 Women’s Worlds: Global Issues in Women’s Studies (3)