Global Studies

The Global Studies major encourages students to grapple with the fundamental dynamics of our time through an interdisciplinary framework. We are interested in the social processes that cut across regions, the global flows that have local impacts, and the local initiatives that have global resonances.


Curricular requirements

In addition to the language and study away requirements for all majors (see Major Requirements page), the Global Studies major consists of ten credits, distributed as follows:

  • Global Core courses (three credits)—These must be chosen from among the INTS offerings, as approved by the director, and must include at least one course at the 300 level taken at Trinity. The following list contains a selection of regularly offered global core courses:
    • INTS 207. Global South
    • INTS 212. Global Politics
    • INTS 214. Areas and Comparisons
    • INTS 233. Political Geography
    • INTS 234. Gender and Education
    • INTS 249. Immigrants and Refugees
    • INTS 250. Global Migration
    • INTS 302. Global Cities
    • INTS 307. Women's Rights as Human Rights
    • INTS 311. Global Feminism
    • INTS 314. Black Internationalism
    • INTS 315. Global Ideologies
    • INTS 317. Planetary History
    • INTS 344. Global Hip Hop Cultures
  • Option 1—Disciplinary or Thematic Focus Cluster (three credits) + Electives (three credits)
    • Disciplinary or Thematic Focus Cluster (three credits)—In consultation with their INTS advisers, Global Studies majors must choose three courses, one at the 300 level or above and taken at Trinity, with substantial international or cross-cultural content from a single discipline (such as Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, History, Language and Culture Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology) or on a single theme (ordinarily drawn from the approved courses for one of Trinity's interdisciplinary programs, such as Education Studies, Human Rights Studies, Urban Studies, or Women/Gender/Sexuality studies). One of the three courses may be a methods or theory course.
    • Electives (three credits)—Electives may consist of area courses from any of the area studies majors, Global Core courses, additional courses for the disciplinary or thematic cluster, or language courses in excess of the four semester requirement.
  • INTS 401. Senior Seminar in International Studies (one credit)




Global Hartford

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