Global and Cultural Studies
The Department of Global and Cultural Studies is a dynamic curricular hub for global education made up of the following programs: Chinese and Chinese Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Global Studies, and Hispanic and Latino Studies.
Aligned with PLU’s commitment to global education broadly speaking, both on campus and through study away, our courses promote global awareness and cultural competency through various types of cultural studies and interdisciplinary issue-centered courses, including:
- Immersive learning in world languages, literatures, film, and other forms of cultural expression
- Interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary global problems and possible solutions
- Exploration of past and present struggles for social justice, translational movements of people and ideas, and international affairs
The department offers majors and minor Chinese Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Global Studies, and Hispanic Studies and minors in Chinese and Latino Studies. The department also contributes to Native American and Indigenous Studies by offering introductory level courses in Southern Lushootseed.