Global Studies

Ripon College offers a major in global studies. There is a growing recognition of the dramatically accelerating interdependence of our world in every sphere. Students who will live the bulk of their lives in the 21st century must be prepared to take advantage of the many new opportunities for cooperation and mutually beneficial partnerships which transcend national boundaries. Global compression and radical increases in mobility – of people, resources and information – simultaneously will create some negative reactions and new arenas for possible conflict and will require a broad and deep comprehension of the cultural, social, political, economic and scientific forces that will shape it.