In GLS, students take a humanistic approach to Global Studies through the study of significant literature, arts, politics, philosophy, and history from around the world. All GLS courses are seminar-style and taught by full-time faculty who complement classroom learning with visits to museums, theaters, and landmarks to experience the global cultural works in person. GLS students specialize in one of six concentrations and develop the intellectual framework for understanding globalization. As a junior, GLS students test their theoretical understanding against lived experiences during an immersive year abroad, a rare opportunity to spend a full academic year studying at one of NYU’s global academic centers. The junior year also features experiential learning through a relevant internship or fieldwork, integrating classroom learning with professional challenges. In their senior year, GLS students bring all of their studies and experience to bear on an honors-level thesis that integrates what they have learned of a particular culture into an overarching global context. Working closely with faculty advisors, GLS students will define, research, and craft a capstone project over the course of the year which reflects their academic interest in globalism and public health.