Research and internship experiences enhance classroom learning and are especially important for students interested in Global Studies. There are a variety of hands-on opportunities both in Chicago and internationally, for which Global Studies students can receive credit toward the major and minor, including:
- ANTH 3793: Pan-African Association Internship,3 or 6 cr., is designed for anthropology and global studies students. Student interns participate in the work of a refugee resettlement and support organization by mentoring recently arrived African refugees and assisting with English language tutoring, job readiness and computer skills training, and community outreach and cultural programs.
- AFAM 303: Global Collaborations: Cross-Cultural Research in Ghana, 4 cr., is an in-depth, interdisciplinary, international research experience. Students spend four weeks in Ghana, West Africa and engage in collaborative research projects with Ghanaian students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The course is an opportunity for students to experience Ghanaian culture while also engaging in exciting scholarly and creative projects.
Additional research, internship, and service learning courses may also be used toward the Global Studies major or minor, by permission of the coordinator.