Alumna Julia Franzen says a degree in global cultural studies equipped her for life. Learn more.
To make a difference in the global community, you have to understand the global community. Our humanities-based, cross-disciplinary major in global cultural studies will give you an understanding of the complexities of the world, along with the critical thinking and communication skills needed to make agile, confident and informed decisions.
Studying in an international city like Pittsburgh, our students learn from faculty who work with Pittsburgh-based global companies and organizations. Students also have access to global experts through our "An Evening With..." Global Cultural Studies Speakers' Series. It's a real-world approach that prepares graduates for emerging transitional careers such as law, foreign service and environmental studies.
Alumni and Student ProfilesGlobal cultural studies alum Eric Probola landed a job with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
Global cultural studies major Holly Kuhl plans to teach abroad.
Emily Petsko, a student double majoring in global cultural studies and journalism, traveled to Nepal as part of an independent study.
Global cultural studies majors are encouraged to use their 18 elective credits for a minor in one of the following areas:
- Environmental Health;
- Civil Engineering; or
- Public administration.
Students are also encouraged to spend a semester abroad.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Global cultural studies students benefit from studying in an international city, as they learn from faculty who work with Pittsburgh-based global companies and organizations. Some of the courses in the global cultural studies program include:
- Modernity, Colonialism and Capitalism
- The Anthropology of Belief
- Literature, Performing Arts and Politics: A Global View
- Human Rights in Theory and Practice
- Global Political Ecology
Graduates will be well-prepared for the emerging transnational careers as well as careers in:
- International Development
- International Organizations (e.g. United Nations)
- Non-governmental organizations focusing on international affairs (e.g. Amnesty International)
- Public Service
- Civil Service
- Community Organizing
Learn more about the Global Cultural Studies program
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