Global Studies


The Global Studies Program seeks to be a hub for global education and international activities at St. Cloud State University.

The program is home to the major and minor programs in Global Studies.  It also collaborates with the African Studies, East Asian Studies and Latin American Studies programs. 

Global Studies also hosts lectures and seminars on global issues. Please click on the Events link for specific upcoming activities. We are open to collaboration with any on or off campus entities interested in fostering global scholarship and teaching at SCSU and in the greater St. Cloud area.


Global Studies Major

Global Studies brochure

Download major application form

Approved elective courses for the major

Courses offered in the fall of 2016

GLST courses

GLST 195: Global Society and Citizenship 3 credits Usually 3-4 sections are offered per semester, including one online, as well as one online section in the summer. The class can fulfil LEP Goal Areas 8 or 9. Passing this class with a C or better grade is required to be admitted to the Global Studies major or minor.

GLST 400: Special topics
Offered on demand. For example, Model UN conference class has been offered in recent years.

GLST 410: Education Abroad Tour In 2015, there will be classes going to Costa Rica in January and to Nepal in June. See CIS website for the brochures and to enroll.

GLST 444: Internship 1-9 credits (S/U grade)
Hours arranged - see Global Studies advisor to fill our necessary paperwork at least one month before the enrollment. There are extra steps to take if it is an international internship.

GLST 495: Senior Seminar in Global Studies 3 credits
Capstone research seminar required for graduation for both GS majors and minors. You will research a topic and present your results at SCSU Student Research Colloquium. Offered in the spring semester.



Contacting Global Studies Director

Global Studies Director is Dr. Mikhail Blinnikov, Professor of Geography. His office is in the department of Geography and Planning in Stewart Hall room 344. His office hours for spring 2015 are 1-2 pm MTWHF. Please call 320-308-2263 or email him (msblinnikov "at" to set up an appointment. There is also a resource room in SH 352 staffed on MTW mornings.