Colby’s Global Studies major challenges you to investigate global issues from a variety of perspectives. We believe that understanding the changing face of the European community, instability in Mexico, or the dramatic changes in China and Russia demand an appreciation of anthropology, politics, history, and economics. The major requires that you gain expertise in more than one geographic area, and deepen your understanding of how international policy is made. Courses on the environment, international institutions, trade, and finance prepare you to analyze the world around you. Competency in a foreign language is required, not only because language skills are your global passport, but because the study of language deepens your cultural understanding.