Global and Regional Studies
Become a part of today's expanding global domain
For 45 years, UVM's Global and Regional Studies Program (previously known as Area & International Studies) has promoted regional and global awareness, international development programs, and exciting career opportunities.
Global and Regional Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses African Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, European Studies, Global Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle East Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and Vermont Studies.
Rather than simply providing a window through which students can observe other regions of the world, the individual GRS programs seek to engage actively with those regions and their cultural, political, economic, environmental, and social issues. As such, graduates of our programs are prepared to enter exciting careers in government, business, law, journalism, or education.
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Five majors, nine minors
Under the umbrella of the Global and Regional Studies Program, students can choose from nine areas of study. Each GRS major comprises a broad range of essential courses in political science, economics, business, history, literature, foreign language, art, geography, anthropology, and religion. Graduates of our programs are well rounded and great candidates for careers in government, business, law, journalism, foreign service or education. Learn about career paths in GRS.
GRS offers majors and minors in the following five academic areas:
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Global Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Russian and East European Studies
Additional minors available in:
Global Service, Global Studies
First year Global Studies major Alia Degen wins Toms' "Ticket to Give" contest to personally deliver shoes to impoverished children this fall. California-based Toms Shoes donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased.
Global Studies affiliated faculty member and Professor of Anthropology Jonah Steinberg wins the 2013 Book Award in Citizenship Studies for his book "Isam'ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community." See video of Prof. Steinberg's acceptance speech at Wayne State University...
Fall 2013 GRS Events:
The Middle East Studies Program presents a lecture by Ayda Erbal, NYU
"A Crime With No Name, an Apology with No Agency: Armenian Genocide as Reconstructed by Turkish Intellectuals"
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 3:30pm, Waterman Bldg. 427
CAS Full Professor Lecture Series Presents:
Groove Theory: Fela Kuti, James Brown, and the Invention of Afrobeat
by Alexander Stewart, Professor, Department of Music & Dance,
Director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program
Monday November 4th
Memorial Lounge, Waterman
Participation's Missing Link: African Constitutionalism in Global Perspective
by Prof. Carl LeVan, American University
Monday, November 4th
Marsh Lounge, Billings Library
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