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Study Abroad

  • TWU Student AbroadProvides services to all TWU students who desire to study, work, or travel abroad.
  • Provides an essential element in preparing TWU students to transition to a valuable employee in today's global marketplace.
  • Students become internationally aware, prepared, and competitive in a time where more and more companies are "worldwide."
  • Students will have access to quality international education where academic and cultural exchanges are encouraged and valued.

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Consider a global minor

Global Studies Minor

TWU Students Studying in the Middle EastStudents wishing to minor in Global Studies should select 18 hours from courses listed below. A minimum of six of the required hours must be upper level. In addition, courses must be selected from a minimum of three different disciplines. In addition, some departments will offer special topics courses that are appropriate for inclusion in the Global Studies minor when approved by the advisor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work.

Global Studies Minor Courses

  • ART 3053 Global Perspectives in Art
  • BUS 3183 Introduction to International Business
  • DNCE 3143 World Dance Forms
  • ELDR 3033 Language and Culture
  • ENG 2043 World Literary Masterpieces
  • ENG 2133 Drama
  • ENG 4333 Introduction to the Study of World Literature
  • FS 2003 Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective
  • FS 3523 The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective
  • FL 2013 Mythology
  • FT 3043 Global Production and Trade
  • FT 4083 Global Dress and Adornment
  • GOV 3513 Japanese Culture and Politics
  • GOV 4523 American Foreign Policy
  • GOV 4613 Comparative Government: Western Europe  
  • GOV 4633 Comparative Government: Africa and Asia
  • HIST 2013 World Civilizations to 1715
  • HIST 2023 World Civilizations Since 1715
  • HIST 3213 History of Law and Justice
  • HIST 3763 History of Latin America
  • HIST 4233 Global Issues and Trends
  • MU 3713 Music and World Cultures
  • PHIL 2053 Philosophy of Comparative Religions
  • SCI 2103 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives
  • SCI 3153 History of Modern Science in the 21st Century
  • SOCI 1013 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 3083 Population Dynamics
  • SOCI 3303 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 3313 Indigenous People in Contemporary Society
  • SOCI 3483 Developing Societies
  • WS 2013 Women: Images and Perspectives

Ethnic Studies Minor

TWU International Dance CompanyAlthough an academic minor is not a University-wide requirement, students may choose to declare a minor. A selection of course offerings from a variety of disciplines allows the students to explore cultural and ethnic diversity on different levels, from individual to global, and in different settings. Students wishing to minor in Ethnic Studies should select 18 hours from courses listed below. In addition, some departments will offer special topics courses that are appropriate for inclusion in the Ethnic Studies minor when approved by the adviser in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. 

Ethnic Studies Minor Courses 

  • BUS 3183 Introduction to International Business
  • EDBE 3033 Language and Culture
  • EDBE 3643 Foundations in Bilingual Education
  • ENG 3153 American Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 4333 Introduction to the Study of World Literature
  • FT 4083 Global Dress and Adornment
  • GOVT 3513 Japanese Culture and Politics
  • HIST 3713 History of Texas
  • HIST 3763 History of Latin America
  • SOCI 1413 Culture, Inequality and Self
  • SOCI 3093 Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
  • SOCI 3183 African Americans in the United States
  • SOCI 3193 The Mexican American in Contemporary Society
  • SOCI 3303 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 3313 Indigenous People in Contemporary Society

Global Perspectives Graduation Requirement

Living in an interconnected global society requires an appreciation of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues. Undergraduate education at TWU aims to broaden students’ perspectives, expand the boundaries of their conversations, and provide them opportunities to recognize and understand other worldviews. To meet this goal, all undergraduates who enroll at TWU beginning fall 2007 or thereafter, must complete a global perspectives requirement. A global perspective refers to skills, knowledge, and attitudes in areas such as global dynamics, non-western worldviews, international systems and events, and global cultures. To meet this requirement, students may either complete three credit hours of courses that have been approved for their global perspective, complete a major in which the global perspective competencies are integrated across the curriculum and is approved for global perspectives designation, or complete global perspectives approved courses in international study or independent study. These methods of achieving global perspectives may be combined when appropriate, and students will be encouraged to pursue as many opportunities as their degree programs allow. Courses approved for global perspectives are listed on the Academic Affairs website, and may be identified online in the Course Search through Webadvisor.

Global Perspectives Graduation Requirement Courses 

  • ART 3053 Global Perspectives in Art (approved for core - Creative Arts)
  • BIOL 4223 Ecology
  • BUS 3183 Introduction to International Business
  • BUS 3193 Community Conversation in Sustainability
  • BUS 4293 International Human Resource Management
  • BUS 4353 International Marketing
  • DH 4923 Senior Capstone: Global Oral Health
  • DNCE 2143 Dance and Globalization (approved for core - Creative Arts)
  • DNCE 3143 World Dance Forms
  • ECO 3223 International Finance and Trade
  • ENG 2133 Drama (approved for core – Language, Philosophy, and Culture)
  • ENG 4333 Introduction to the Study of World Literature
  • ENG 2073 Mythology (approved for core – Language, Philosophy, and Culture)
  • FL 2013 Mythology (approved for core; students entering prior to 14/FA - Visual and Performing Arts)
  • FS 2003 Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective
  • FS 3523 The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective
  • FT 3043 Global Production and Trade
  • FT 4083 Global Dress and Adornment
  • GOV 3013 Community Conversation in Sustainability
  • GOV 4533 International Relations
  • HIST 2013 World Civilizations to 1715
  • HIST 2023 World Civilizations since 1715
  • HIST 3223 Social Studies
  • HIST 4233 Global Issues and Trends
  • HS 2813 Introduction to Global Health
  • MATH 2053 Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (approved for core - Component Area Option)
  • MU 3713 Music and World Cultures (approved for core - Creative Arts)
  • NFS 3063 Ecology of Foods and Nutrition
  • NFS 3073 Nutrition for Women in a Global Environment
  • NFS 3173 Culture and Food
  • NURS 4614 Community Health
  • PHIL 3163 Ethics in a Global Context
  • PSY 4183 Global Perspectives in Psychology
  • SCI 2103 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives (approved for core - Life & Physical Sciences)
  • SCI 3013 Community Conversation in Sustainability
  • SCI 3033 Who Owns the Rain: Water in a Changing Environment
  • SCI 3133 Climate change: A Human Perspective [formerly SCI 2333]
  • SCI 3153 History of Modern Science on the 21st Century
  • SOCI 1013 Introduction to Sociology (approved for core - Social & Behavioral Sciences)
  • SOCI 3083 Population Dynamics
  • SOCI 3273 World Regional Geography
  • SOCI 3303 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 3483 Societies in Development
  • WS 2013: Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural Women's Studies (approved for core - Component Area Option)

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