Global Perspectives (UNST 233)


This course introduces the Global Perspectives cluster. Each Global Perspectives SINQ will focus on the culture, history, geography, politics, and economy of a specific region of the world, working to understand how the history, culture, and geography inform the present situation in a specific region of the world. However, in any Global Perspectives SINQ, students will explore the forces of tradition and modernity, nationalism, colonialism and empire, and globalization and development. Learning about the perspectives, attitudes, and beliefs of another culture or region will help students the interconnectedness of human experience that frames contemporary global interactions.


The aim of this cluster is to introduce students to the richness of cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, drawing on perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. Through exploring the interplay between political, economic, environmental, and cultural systems, past and present, students will develop skills and attitudes to function as "global citizens."

Featured Pathways



  • Anthropology
  • Black Studies
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Music History
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Global Perspective Cluster Courses

Global Perspective Learning Goals

Cluster Coordinator: 
Stephen Frenkel Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International & Global Studies
Office Number: 
EH 338
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