Global Studies Minor

Investigate globalization’s effects on international business and social systems.

In an interconnected world, globalization has increased the flow of money, ideas and culture across international lines. At Park University, our Minor in Global Studies program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the ways in which globalization affects politics, economics, the environment, and other areas of society. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach which will allow you to apply your knowledge to careers in many different fields, including humanitarian services, government, and foreign affairs.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student pursuing our Global Studies Minor, you’ll be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. You may also take classes online.

The Minor in Global Studies requires a minimum of 18 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

MINOR – 18 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

PO 210 Comparative Political Systems (3 cr.)

PO 216 International Relations (3 cr.)

Choose one course in each category.

Business, Economics, and Marketing ……………………………… 3 cr.

*EC 402 Comparative Economic Systems

*EC 407 International Trade and Finance

IB 302 International Business Culture

IB 315 International Business Perspectives

*IB 431 International Finance

*IB 451 International Business Seminar

*MK 395 International Marketing

Geography 3 cr.

GGH 201 Geography of Africa

GGH 202 Geography of Latin America

GGH 203 Geography of Europe

GGH 204 Geography of Asia

GGH 206 Geography of the Middle East

GGH 305 Geography of Russia

History 3 cr.

HIS 211 The Great War, 1914-1918

HIS 332 World War II

HIS 333 The Modern Middle East

HIS 335 Modern Germany

HIS 336 The Long 19th Century

HIS 337 Modern Europe

Global/international humanities electives ……………………….. 3 cr.

AR 216 Art History II

AR 317 World Art

CA 235 Multicultural Communication

EN 355 International Literature

ML 235 Survey of European Literature

ML 315 Selected Topics in Literature and Culture

MU 260 Introduction to Music

PC 315 Global Peace Issues

RE 109 World Religions

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 18 cr.

*Course has prerequisites

Dr. Debra Sheffer

Associate Dean
Professor of History

Study the history and current effects of globalization on politics and international relationships.

A core knowledge base in comparative political systems and international relations is supplemented by international business, geography, history and global humanities courses to give you the knowledge, skills and abilities you need for business and humanitarian careers across the globe.


Our programs will prepare you for careers in:

  • Non-Profit and Human Services
  • Foreign Affairs
  • International Organizations
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Program Highlights

Students in Park University’s Global Studies Minor can tailor their education to match their career goals, whether those goals are in international business or humanitarian service. Elective options include international business culture, geography, multicultural communication, and global peace issues.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.