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Global and International Studies Major

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Global and International Studies Major

Program Spotlight

The Global and International Studies major combines expertise from various humanities and social science disciplines to uncover methods for understanding the dynamic issues humans face around the world.

Christina Fomunyoh

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Christina Fomunyoh

Student Spotlight

Christina Fomonyoh is a fourth-year student majoring in Global and International Studies and International Politics and minoring in Spanish. Christina worked as a virtual student federal service intern with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In addition, she worked as an au pair in Madrid, Spain, completed an immersive exchange in Nasauvuki, Fiji, and interned with the former president of Kosovo in Pristina, Kosovo.

GLIS 101N Globalization

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GLIS 101N Globalization

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GLIS 101N explores how people and nations confront the phenomenon of globalization, presenting different perspectives for studying and making sense of the world. This course focuses on a variety of topics from gender, poverty, and human rights and how they connect with their literary representations in global and comparative contexts. In addition, the course focuses on global peace and conflict and how globalization can bring people and nations together. Any student at Penn State can take GLIS 101N as it satisfies General Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and International Cultures requirements.

GLIS 101N Globalization

https://glis.la.psu.edu/the-global-and-international-studies-minor/
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GLIS 101N Globalization

Program Spotlight

Thinking about studying abroad or completing a foreign language competency? You're on your way to an International Studies Minor! Students in any major can use those credits towards the International Studies minor.

Ana Y. Ayala de Barbosa

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Ana Y. Ayala de Barbosa

Alumni Spotlight

Ana, a 2007 Global and International Studies and Japanese alumna, works as a regional policy officer for the IS Department of State and coordinates public diplomacy programs and policy for the Bureau of International Programs (IIP) for South Asia and Central Asia. Ana said, "My degrees set me apart from other job applicants as I could point to the steady approach I took to gain experience, both academically and professionally."

Global Pathways

https://glis.la.psu.edu/major/global-pathways/
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Global Pathways

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Students pursuing a degree in GLIS focus their studies on one of the following global pathways: human rights, culture and identity, global conflict, wealth and inequality, and health and environment. Additionally, students who have at least a 3.5 grade-point average can create a personalized pathway.

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