The Center for Global Studies (CGS)


CGS is an international, interdisciplinary, and multilingual faculty who has been academically trained in North American, Europe and Asian Pacific. Our teaching and research program provides liberal arts electives to the students of the entire university designed to advance academic training, improve thinking skills and habits, broaden intellectual horizons, and enhance perceptual sensitivity. We believe that the liberal arts are an essential part of a college education; therefore we provide a thematically and methodologically integrated academic program of humanities and social sciences that includes reflections upon the natural sciences. We teach with the conviction that an interdisciplinary education in STU should: encourage students to become rigorous independent thinkers; cultivate students to be socially responsible local and global citizens; explore multiple ways of knowing and learning; and enhance students’ study in their major subjects.

As a Humanities and Social Sciences oriented faculty, CGS offers courses in Anthropology, History, Media and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Digital Humanities. We emphasize student-centered, active learning in our teaching, and provide our classes in forms of seminar, interactive lecture, and independent study. Our courses all use multi-media and e-learning or hybrid learning to enhance content learning and new literacy training, which has become more and more important to our students’ future. CGS courses are conducted in English, Chinese or bilingual formats.



Tropic of Cancer Pagoda, Shantou, Guangdong, China

Tropic of Cancer Pagoda, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China 


 CGS Symposium

Global Studies Symposium: "Value and Life Meaning" October 2016

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain
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