The minor in Global and Cultural Perspectives introduces undergraduate students to the cultural, economic, physical, and political aspects of being a world citizen in the 21st century.  The emphasis is on the contemporary rather than the historical.  Students must successfully complete a total of 15 hours of coursework from the list of courses that accompanies this submission.

The minor allows students to explore the meaning of culture and discuss how it is acquired, to practice and develop cross-cultural communication skills, and to engage in activities that will help them become more aware of how diverse backgrounds affect the manner in which we communicate in both professional and non-professional/social settings.  In addition, the minor increases students’ awareness and knowledge of contemporary global geography, politics, and economics placed within the context of the history, politics, and culture of the locations and peoples involved.