Global Engagement Minor

Students in Individual and Family Development

We are all citizens of a global community. The interdisciplinary Global Engagement Minor (GEM) offer the opportunity for all majors to highlight their global awareness. Choose from dozens of courses in four categories that represent the majority of academic disciplines. The GEM includes an international experience, either through study abroad or local global learning.

The Global Engagement Minor (GEM) draws from many disciplines across the University to give students the awareness, knowledge and in some cases, the skills necessary to understand our complex and rapidly changing world. The minor focuses on the practical and theoretical issues arising from cross-cultural encounters both by examining conventional cultural products and also by investigating their broader political and social contexts. It recognizes that there is hardly any aspect of contemporary human existence that is not in some way affected by the increasing global interdependency of humanity. The Global Engagement minor is designed to integrate an international perspective into your education. The GEM can complement any major and most majors include some GEM courses.

Applying to the Global Engagement Minor

You may enter the minor during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

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