This minor provides University of Delaware undergraduates with the opportunity to increase their awareness of global issues through the study of contemporary global trends. The minor seeks to prepare students to succeed in a world that is increasingly globalized by exposing them to the political and cultural foundations of global issues. The minor allows students to take courses that focus on issues and trends that span more than one continent or region. This minor also encourages students to develop an analytical approach to global issues, by comparing how issues and trends in one region play out in others. The minor cultivates a greater appreciation for other cultures through a combination of coursework, study abroad, language training, lectures, workshops, and other activities. The minor offers two tracks. Students must select one and take three of the courses offered under the selected track.