A minor in Global Studies is designed to engage students in an in-depth examination of major social, political, economic, and cultural trends that shape today's world. While the Political Science Department offers the foundational course and the Capstone Seminar of this program, courses from participating departments offer a multidisciplinary range of conceptual tools and methodological skills for students to analyze transnational issues in critical, ethical, and innovative ways. Equipped with a solid empirical grounding to explore the key patterns of current global affairs, students will apply an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the sources, implications, and consequences of a variety of global events. The aim of this program is to enhance students' appreciation for and understanding of global issues within the context of a diverse, flexible curriculum. The courses also promote their responsible global citizenship through the engagement in civic actions.