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The minor in Global Studies is an 18-hour course of study that is designed to equip students in every academic degree program with the knowledge, skills, and competency necessary to function effectively as transformational leaders in a wide variety of cross-cultural contexts. This course of study will seek to address three basic questions: (1) What kind of persons do effective cross-cultural workers need to be? (2) What do effective cross-cultural workers need to be able to do? (3) What do effective cross-cultural workers need to know in order to fulfill their God-given potential and become transformational leaders in the places where they live and work?

Six courses are required to complete this minor. A total of seven courses will be offered, with five courses being required. The sixth course will be selected at the studentís discretion. At present two options are available for this elective course: Cultural Anthropology or Introduction to Linguistics.




Introduction to the Global Marketplace

Living and Working Abroad

Best Practices for Global Workers

Issues in Cross Cultural Communication

Influence and Impact in Global Engagement


ELECTIVE COURSES (Student chooses 1)


Cultural Anthropology (elective course)

Introduction to Linguistics (elective course)


According to recent studies, cross-cultural knowledge and experience are key factors in both domestic and global marketplace hiring. The successful completion of this minor will well-position graduates of North Greenville University for employment in this increasingly competitive work environment. Graduates can work for multi-national corporations, in government and diplomatic roles, education, sports, the travel industry, environmental sciences, performing arts, communications, health professions, counseling, social work, journalism, multi-cultural ministry settings, and more.

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