The Global Studies - International Affairs Program aims to encourage and enable students to achieve global literacy defined as a multidisciplinary approach to contending perspectives on global problems, their historical origins, and their possible solutions.
To this end, the Global Studies - International Affairs program offers courses and experiences designed to equip students with the factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary to comprehend, and engage with, foundational questions of global analysis (e.g., the commonalities and variations between human cultures), identifiable global themes (e.g., war and peace, economic development, globalization and trade, environmental sustainability), and the specifics of particular contemporary global problems (e.g., regional conflicts, weapons proliferation, environmental degradation, movement for political integration and autonomy, the AIDS crisis).
Why Study Global Studies - International Affairs?
Global Studies - International Affairs at PLU combines classroom learning with practical experience, providing you with the knowledge, perspectives, and skills needed to understand today’s world—and preparing you for life and work in the global community. Global Studies presents a holistic view of the rapidly changing and increasingly integrated world in which we live. The program is based on two major ideas—events that occur in one area have world wide ramifications, and that major global issues are better understood when addressed from many disciplines.
The multi-disciplinary approach of the program helps you develop a breadth and depth of understanding. As a Global Studies major, you will learn to analyze global issues from multiple perspectives and learn about challenges such as poverty, international conflict, migration of people, securing human rights and development strategies that ensure social justice.
Global Studies majors are required to participate in at least one Study Away program. PLU offers programs on all seven continents and is a national Top 10 university in the percentage of undergraduates who study away.
Careers for Global Studies - International Affairs Majors
The Global Studies - International Affairs program imparts a wide range of knowledge and perspectives that can be applied to many employment opportunities, both foreign and local. Here are examples of where Global Studies Alumni have worked:
- Refugee Women’s Alliance
- Peace Corps
- Lutheran Volunteer Corps
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of State
- Sainte Luce sur Loire (France)
- CBS Broadcasting
- La Raza Centro Legal Services
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- The Anthropology of Africa
- Economic Development: Comparative Third World Strategies
- Topics in Literature: Emphasis on Cross-Cultural Perspectives
- Post-Colonial Literature
- Hispanic Voices for Social Change
- Latin American Culture and Civilization
- History of the Caribbean
- Modern Japan
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development International Business View 185 other Masters in International Development in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Fill out the application
- Submit an essay
- Submit one letter of recommendation
- Send official transcripts translated to English from all schools you’ve attended (upper secondary and any schools you are currently attending)
- Pay the $40 (U.S.) application fee (If you apply online, the application fee is waived.)
- Complete the Declaration of Finances form
- TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores, or other proof of English language proficiency, if your first language is other than English
- Copy of your passport photo page
International43264 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43264 USD per year during 48 months.
National43264 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43264 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Tacoma
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
PLU offers a number of scholarships to recognize academic achievement, talent, leadership, and service, as well as the promise of continued success in these areas as a PLU student.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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