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.


The PLU Global Studies program combines classroom learning with practical experience, providing you with the knowledge, perspectives and skills needed to understand today’s world, and preparing you for life and work in the global community. As a global studies major, you will learn to analyze global issues from multiple perspectives and learn about challenges such as poverty, international conflict, migration of people, securing human rights and development strategies that ensure social justice. You’ll get to choose a concentration to personalize your major: Development and Social Justice, International Affairs, or Transnationalism and Its Consequences. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and analytical methods needed to comprehend and engage with contemporary global problems and possible solutions.


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

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Language Assistant, Spanish Government Ministry Of Education, Culture and Sport
  • Programs and Development Intern, Global Health Corps
  • Public Health Educator, United States Peace Corps
  • Spanish Translator, Colorado Asylum Center
  • Teacher, Auburn School District
  • Senior Planning Analyst, First Nations Health Authority, Vancouver B.C.
  • Intern, US House of Representatives
  • Women's Economic Empowerment Intern, Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Community Advocate, Afghan Association Paiwand

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • MA in Development Studies, London School of Economics
  • Doctor of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical School
  • MA in Education, Colorado College
  • Law School, Denver Sturm College of Law
  • MA/PhD in Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD in Francophone African Literature and Film, Columbia University,
  • MA in International Relations and Affairs, George Washington University
  • Global MBA Candidate, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • MS In Migration, Mobility and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London