Global Studies is a holistic and timely field of study whose scope is the whole Earth and whose eyes are on the future, aiding a global transformation toward healthy, just, peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable societies for all. The focus of the UNBC program is on the ‘big picture,’ international to global. Students emerge from our program with knowledge of the macro-level structures, actors, processes, ideas, issues, and events shaping our planet and its societies. This is accomplished in multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective, local-to-global, and critical ways of thinking.
The curriculum is organized around four themes:
1. Global environment and sustainability
2. Global cultures and diversity
3. Global governance and social justice
4. Global political economy and development.
Students take courses in each theme, learn to integrate across themes, and can focus on one or more themes if they so choose. Special attention is given to British Columbia’s immediate international neighbouring regions: Asia-Pacific, Circumpolar North, and the Americas.
Study for a BA in International Studies or a BA in Global and International Studies. There are also Joint Majors offered for an evern wider approach. Our Graduate program is very popular and offers innovative studying opportunities.