Global Studies

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About Global Studies

The global studies program at Appalachian State University is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic program devoted to the understanding of:

  • historical, 
  • social, 
  • political, 
  • geographic, 
  • cultural, and 
  • artistic dimensions of international, transnational, and global processes.

In the program, students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies or a minor in global studies. Global studies offers students a variety of options for focus areas, including (but not limited to) a regional focus (Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East) or a transnational focus (development and globalization, peace/conflict/human rights, global health).

I see students every day who have no desire to ever leave the United States or North Carolina, which is completely up to them. However, that will not keep other cultures or people from coming to the United States and North Carolina. The more students know about our world and the people in it, the more they will realize that globalization can be used to their advantage for careers, knowledge, and personal improvement. I plan to continue internationalizing my everyday life through my future career path, beginning with my service as a part of the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, in Western Africa.. 

— Emily Merb Brown, B.A. in Global Studies, 2017