Globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon that is making the world more complex and more interconnected culturally, politically, linguistically, and economically. The multidisciplinary major in globalization studies integrates perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, arts, and natural sciences.
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From Beijing to Kunming to Taiwan—Leah Pinckney ’17 has taken to the world in a journey of self-discovery, bringing her ever-evolving cultural understanding back to Gettysburg College.
Pinckney first came to Gettysburg with academic interests in public health and research. She declared a Health Sciences and Globalization Studies double major, garnering a full academic plate from the get-go. Confident in her ability to juggle the workload, Pinckney even made room in her schedule to pursue her budding linguistic interest—Mandarin Chinese.