Minor in Global Studies

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Global Studies

Minor required courses:
GS-201Introduction To Global Studies I3
5 Global Studies electives (any tracks)15
Total Hours18

 The following courses may be counted toward a Global Studies major or minor. The number(s) after each course indicate track(s) to which the course corresponds. Additional courses may be considered for inclusion as electives in consultation with the coordinator. 


1. Culture, Society, and Identity
2. Language, Knowledge, and Representation  
3. Nature, Technology, and the Body    
4. Power, Movements, and Political Economy  
5. Violence, Resistance, and Resolution

African & African American Studies
AFAM-302Foundations Of Africans In The Diaspora 13
ANTH-365Anthropology Of Islam 13
ANTH-375Anthropology Of Globalization 13
ANTH-377AAnthropology Of Television 2 & 33
ANTH-379APan-African Association Internship 1,4 &53
Communication, Media and Theatre
CMTC-317Intercultural Communication 23
CMTM-265Mass Media and Society 2 & 33
CMTM-373World Cinema 23
CMTM-378New Media Technologies 2 & 33
ECON-308Comparative Economic Systems 43
ECON-313Economic History Of Europe 43
ECON-321International Monetary Theory & Relations 43
ECON-322International Economics 43
ECON-323Writing Intensive Program: Economic Development 43
ENGL-320Globalizing Literacies 23
Geography and Environmental Studies
GES 302 Topics - students can choose from 14 different courses 1
GES-314Political Geography 43
GES-338Sustainable Development 43
GES-345Medical Geography 1 & 33
GES-346Geography Of Metropolitan Chicago 13
GES-348Latino Metropolis 13
GES-349Environment And Urbanization 3 & 43
GES-360Environmental Justice And Activism 3 & 43
GES-362Population Geography 13
GES-367Geography Of Tourism 13
GES-368Changing Global Climates 33
HIST-332BUnited States Foreign Relations 1914 - Present 43
HIST-333American Ethnic History 43
HIST-340History Of U.S. Economic Institutions 43
HIST-342The City In American History 43
HIST-382The World In The Twentieth Century 43
Justice Studies
JUST-338Introduction To Human Rights 1 & 43
JUST-361Five-Hundreds Years Of Resistance 4 & 53
JUST-363Globalization And The Pursuit Of Justice 43
JUST-364Terrorism In Media & Law 43
JUST-370Immigration In Global Perspective 1 & 43
JUST-371U.S. Immigration Policy & Human Rights In The Americas 4 & 53
LING-316Languages And Cultures: Middle East 1 & 23
LING-326Narratives Of The Jewish Experience 1 & 23
LING-347The Origin Of Language 23
LING-361Introduction To World Englishes 23
PHIL-365Environmental Ethics 33
PHIL-367Postcolonialism 43
Political Science
PSCI-333Immigration, Ethnicity, And Citizenship 1 & 43
PSCI-350International Relations In Asia 43
PSCI-354Islamic Civilization II: Government And Politics 1 & 43
PSCI-357Politics Of The European Union 43
PSCI-369Russia In International Politics 43
PSCI-375Contemporary International Relations 43
PSCI-376Principles Of International Relations 43
PSCI-377International Organization: Theory And Practice 43
PSCI-378International Political Economy 43
PSCI-379War And Peace 53
PSCI-380International Law 43
PSCI-381International Terrorism 53
PSCI-384United States And The World Economy 43
PSCI-386Globalization & Politics 43
SOC-310Social Movements 4 & 53
SOC-347Sociology Of Media 2 & 33
SOC-352Sociology Of HIV/AIDS 33
SOC-362Identity And Social Policy 13
SOC-365Sociology Of Globalization 13
Social Work
SWK-203Analysis Of Cross Culture Interaction 13
SWK-308Social Work Practice With Immigrants & Refugees I 13
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
TESL-330Language, Society, And Education 23
Women's and Gender Studies
WGS-312Women & Global Human Rights 4 & 53
Educational Foundations
EDFN-314BRace, Identity, & Cultures In Education 13
EDFN-314KSocial Justice And The Politics Of Education 1 & 43
Inner City Studies
ICSE-329GComparative Inner City Communities 1 & 43
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
BLBC-338Bilingualism And Education 23
BLBC-339Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms 13