The Global Studies Major takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the growing interconnectedness between people of, and interdependence among, the countries of the world. Courses in this major explore the causes and consequences of this multi-faceted phenomenon and examine the various responses to it. Global Studies examines change at the global and local level. In this program, humanities, social and natural science courses provide a foundation for the understanding of global change, the varied human reactions to this change, and the possibility that this change can have a positive impact on humanity as a whole. Global Studies thus covers a field of study that cannot be adequately captured by one discipline or field of knowledge. Students majoring in Global Studies gain a sound understanding of the forces shaping our world and lives so that students are prepared to participate effectively in the world they encounter after graduation, whether they decide to work in the US or abroad.