Global Studies

Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Video Transcription

Global Studies Major Minute Transcription

[video: Dr. Shah stands in front of a black and white world map, framed photos of mountains and cities are on either side of the map.]

Dr. Shah: Hi, my name is Ami Shah I’m associate professor of Global Studies and Anthropology.
And this is my Discipline Dash.

[video: Over the video of Dr. Shah, the header “Major Minute” slides in in white lettering. Following this, the screen turns charcoal grey with yellow accents and large numbers reading “3”, “2”, “1” count down the start of the minute.]

(video beeping)

[video: a pair of hands appear over Dr. Shah and clap to begin the minute.]

(timer ticking)

[video: return to Dr. Shah. To the left of her appears a translucent yellow stopwatch, which counts down a minute.]

Dr. Shah: This is a great time to be studying global studies as the world and the United States reconsiders what it means to work together. Our program I think is the best in the area in either global studies or international relations international studies. We offer three key tracks for our students in international affairs development and social justice or transnationalism. So looking at issues of migration through all of these you can either work totally internationally or think about local global connections. Our alums thus go on and do amazing things working at the UN or state department or going on to graduate school in the United States and abroad but also sometimes working here in the United States thinking about how social justice issues at home or issues of international relations and international business affect.
What’s happening around the world.
(buzzer blares)

[video: Dr. Shah celebrates, pumping a fist in the air.]

Dr. Shah: We did it! Yes! Go team.


PLU’s Global Studies Program educates students to engage critically and actively with global issues, their origins, and possible solutions. Our graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to understand today’s world, including contextualizing local and national issues within the larger global community and marketplace. As a Global Studies major, you will learn how to analyze global issues such as poverty, conflict, and migration from multiple perspectives and disciplines. You’ll get to personalize your major with study away and a specific concentration: Development and Social Justice, International Affairs, or Transnationalism and Its Consequences. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and analytical methods for careers in diplomacy, development, non-profit work, humanitarianism, community service, international business and politics, advocacy, and much more.


  • Development And Social Justice
  • International Affairs
  • Transnationalism And Its Consequences

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Immigration Attorney, Hernandez & Associates, PC
  • Climate Strategist, Manifest Climate, Toronto
  • Housing Development Specialist, State of Colorado
  • Americorps Reading Lab Mentor, Wa He Lut Indian School
  • Associate Financial Analyst, S&P Global
  • International Program Coordinator, Bellevue College
  • Teacher, Hoquiam School District
  • Outreach and Referral Specialist, Yamhill Community Care
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • MA/PhD in Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Global MBA Candidate, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development, University of Montreal
  • MA in International Security, University of Sussex
  • MA in International Security, University of Denver - Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Masters in Media, Communication, and Development, London School of Economics
  • Master of Professional Studies in Security and Terrorism Studies, University of Maryland - The Graduate School
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Development Economics and International Development, University of Sussex