My first semester sophomore year, I took GS 100 as a gen-ed because I thought the topics listed in the course description looked interesting. That course would turn out to convert me into a Global Studies major because it gave me an opportunity to think about some of the itching questions I had about why the world is the way it is, what’s wrong with the way it is, and what we should do about it. GS gave me the chance to think about current issues from a variety of perspectives by taking courses in a variety of departments. Other majors didn’t offer that kind of flexibility. Also, GS gave me the chance to study health-related topics without sacrificing my desire to study abroad and continue to take classes in Spanish.
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Major: Global Studies Minor: Spanish Language: Spanish Thematic Area: Global Health Area Focus: Latin America