Coordinator: Professor of Sociology and Contemporary Global Studies Ian Taplin

The minor provides an opportunity to explore the various facets of an increasingly globalized world. It is designed to expose students to a variety of transregional themes on the one hand and particular knowledge of specific regions on the other. Building upon an approved study abroad experience, students are able to develop a broader understanding of the complex and interdependent global forces that shape our current world.

Requirements for this minor and a current list of approved courses can be found at the link below:

The Contemporary Global Studies Minor was formerly the International Studies Minor. The prior requirements can be found here.

For more information contact Jessica Francis ( in the Center for Global Programs and Studies, 116 Reynolda Hall; tel: (336) 758-3890.