Global Studies

Global Studies (B.A.)

  • Major
  • Minor

About this Program

By its very definition, the global studies major is interdisciplinary and draws upon both the humanities and social sciences for its relevant course work. This major is the place within Hood College where disciplines merge, the realities of the world are confronted, and where knowledgeable, engaged citizens of that world come of age.

Program Overview

Working in partnership with many academic units of the College, the core purpose of the Global Studies major is fostering a greater understanding of the interrelationships between countries and cultures. In keeping with the traditions of a liberal arts education at Hood College, we expect our majors: To acquire an understanding of cultures that is multi-disciplinary and diachronic; to comprehend the interconnected socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of global transformation; to obtain competency in a foreign language; and to be exposed to the complexity of global relations through a study abroad experience or relevant internship experience.

The Global Studies major curriculum includes: a minimum of 37-46 credit hours. Students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 300 level or above for successful completion of the major.

The Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study which examines the dynamics of globalization in the world today and their historical foundations. It examines the multiple interconnections of states, regions, economies and societies. It studies the historical, political, commercial, cultural, environmental and technological aspects of this phenomenon. The purpose is to better understand the dynamic forces, both positive and negative, of modern globalization. The study of a foreign language beyond the college requirement is strongly recommended, but not required for the successful completion of the minor.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor

Department Offering

Related Graduate Programs

Program Contact


Professor of Political Science, Department Chair

Paige Eager

Coordinator, Global Studies Minor


Our Faculty...

are committed teachers and mentors and represent a wide range of academic disciplines, interests and strengths.

All Faculty
Paige Eager

Paige Eager

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Dean of the Faculty
  • Director, Center for Global Studies
  • Program Director, Global Studies Major
Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Chair, Department of Political Science
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies
  • Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science