Dr. Christopher Panza
Chair of Humanities Division
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Co-Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department
Office: (417) 873-6837

Global and Transnational Studies

Global and Transnational Studies offers students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the world and the most pressing issues it faces. It combines essential global studies courses, a choice of a specialized focus area, intermediate study of foreign language, and study abroad. A minor in Global and Transnational Studies is ideal for students preparing for the broad range of professional careers and graduate programs of study that seek individuals with global proficiency, and for anyone who wishes to be an informed citizen prepared to engage with the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

Global Foundations (3 hrs.)
Choose one of the following courses:
CORE 201: Global Foundations
CORE 202: Global Foundations: Women and Gender
CORE 203: Global Foundations: Asia
CORE 204: Global Foundations: The Middle East

Foreign Language (0-6 hrs.)
201 and 202 or equivalent in any foreign language

Global Core (6 hrs.)
Choose two of the following courses:
ANTH/SOCI 111: Introduction to Anthropology
ENVR 170: Introduction to Environmental Science
HIST 108: World History from 1500
PLSC 152: Introduction to International Relations
SOCI 202: Global Social Problems
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I OR
GEOG 110: World Regional Geography II

Global Focus Area (9 hrs.)
Choose one Global Focus Area and complete three courses within that area

Focus on Africa and Diaspora
ANTH 315: Gender, Sex and the Body
ARTH 373: Indigenous Art and Cultures
ENGL 317: African-American Literature
HIST 343: Latin American History
HIST 350: African-American History
RELG 380: African-American Religions in the United States

Focus on Asia and the World
Choose at least one of the following:
MGMT 426: International Management-China
PSYC 313: Cross-Cultural Psychology

Choose the remaining 3-6 hours from the following:
ARTH 370: Asian Art and Architecture
HIST 325: Gender and Culture: East Asia
HIST 346: History of Modern China
HIST 347: History of Modern Japan
PHIL/RELG 315: Buddhism and the Joy of Being Awake

Focus on Human Rights
ANTH 362: Gender and Islam
HIST 381: The Holocaust
PLSC 350: International Organizations and Law
PLSC 384: Political Liberalism and Justice
SOCI 306: Social Movements
SOCI 341: Homosexuality and Civil Liberties

Focus on Power and Poverty
ECON 335: Poverty and Discrimination
HIST 343: Latin American History
HIST 385: Cold War Conflict and the Developing World
PLSC 307: Globalization, Politics and Justice
SOCI 306: Social Movements
SOCI 400: Social Stratification

Study Abroad
All students are required to participate in a study abroad program that meets the criteria for Drury’s Engaged Learning requirement. Students who believe that required travel would impose an extreme hardship may apply to substitute a globally relevant Engaged Learning activity, pending approval from the Global and Transnational Studies program director and steering committee.

*Equivalent TOEFL score may be substituted for non-native English speakers.