Mission Statement of the Global Studies Department
SUNY ORANGE students in the Black Forest of Germany on Spring Break 2013 field study trip
The mission of the Department of Global Studies is to provide students with a cutting-edge education that enables them to understand and operate in a "global environment".
In conjunction with its International Studies Program (ISP), the department’s multidisciplinary faculty seeks to develop the knowledge and skills students required for a career in an ever-globalizing world.
Merging Anthropology, Economics, History, Modern Languages and Political Science, introduces students to the complex web of international relations forged between sovereign nations, while also paying close attention to supra-national trends such as the globalization of culture, the formation of Non-Governmental Organizations, Multinational Corporations, the migrations of people and labor, and the growth and development of political, social, and religious movements.
It is the goal of Global Studies to help produce well-rounded, highly educated citizens mindful and responsive to the global issues, trends, and relationships that will shape human societies in the 21st Century.
Additionally, and through the ISP, the departments seeks to build the critical skills in reading, writing, and language that will prepare students for study beyond the two-year level.
Such a course of study can pave the way for a B.A. or Graduate Degree in Anthropology, Law, Business, History, Economics, Linguistics, or open the door to employment in International Relations, Humanitarian Organizations, Teaching, Consulting, Intelligence-gathering, Foreign Policy, or the range of public and private sector jobs that develop as the institutional and territorial divisions between peoples and nations shrink.
PICTURES: Professor Heidi Weber of the Global Studies department visiting West Point Military Academy with her Civil War club students, spring 2014.
PICTURES: Professor Heidi Weber presented this past March on her Civil War research at a conference in South Carolina.
PICTURES: Honors Students from Prof Heidi Weber's Holocaust seminar deliver presentations in the Gilman Center for International Education. The seminar was also attended by a representative from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.
Picture: Global Studies Faculty meet in Hyde Park, New York prior to Civility and Democracy event hosted by the FDR presidential Museum and SUNY Orange:
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