Globalization & International Studies

The Globalization and International Studies concentration emphasizes the value of both international experience and global and regional coursework.

Students in this concentration must complete at least 6 credits of their undergraduate work outside the United States either through an accredited study abroad program or through a departmentally-approved internship or other appropriate international experience.

“Globalization” courses for this concentration are world-wide in scope; “International Studies” courses are grounded in specific world regions.


Students majoring in geography with a concentration in globalization and international studies gain analytical and geographical skills and perspectives appropriate for  employment with organizations, firms or government departments engaged in international affairs, communications or trade.

For detailed requirements, please see Geography BA Concentration Tables

International Studies Courses

Geography encompasses the world.  International studies – including regional specialization – have long been central to its research, scholarship, and teaching.


Geography 330          East Asia

Geography 362          Conservation Geography

Geography 370          Urban Geography

Geography 372           Urban Issues

Geography 420           Political Ecology

Geography 450           Indigenous Peoples and Conservation

Geography 470           The Chinese City

Geography 497PA     National Parks and Protected Areas