Globalization Studies

Exploring New Horizons

Globalization Studies, one of the newest programs of study at the University at Albany, is an interdisciplinary major designed to help students function more effectively in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century. The program enables students to:

  • Gain a systematic awareness of the global forces and processes that shape our lives;
  • Broaden the notion of diversity beyond the limits of a U.S. context to encompass wider global realities;
  • Prepare for careers, both in the U.S. and abroad, that relate to international relations, education and business; including such fields as international media, tourism, finance, trade, resettlement, and development.

For Further Information Contact:

Professor Walter Little Program Co-Director
Department of Anthropology
Arts & Sciences 245
email: wlittle@albany.edu

Or

Professor Tom Narins, Program Co-Director
Department of Geography and Planning
Arts & Sciences 222
email: tnarins@albany.edu

Globalization Studies Majors are encouraged to consider a dual major, or doing more than one minor. There are many combinations that may strengthen your case for a specific career, or for entry into a pertinent graduate program. For help in thinking through such possibilities, or for any other questions, please consult the Program Directors or other members of the Globalization Studies Faculty Advisory Committee, depending on your disciplinary or substantive area of interest (see: faculty list).

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