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Global Studies (GLOBAL) Courses

Lower Division

GLOBAL 101 GLOBAL STUDIES: CONFLICT, COOPERATION, AND CHANGE (3-0-3)(F/S)(FS). This course introduces students to key cultural, economic, social and political processes that shape today’s world. Students will use the comparative method to identify key similarities and differences across continents, countries, and local communities.

GLOBAL 200 CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE THROUGH FILM (3-0-3)(F/S). In this course, students explore cultures and political conflicts through the use of cinema. This course focuses on ideas and arguments that directors are making through their films. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

Upper Division

GLOBAL 300 WORLD LITERATURES (3-0-3)(F/S). Survey of literary works from various regions of the world with an emphasis on texts that will provide students a greater understanding of contemporary global issues. Students will analyze and compare the ways in which factors such as race, religion, gender, history, and politics influence diverse cultures. PREREQ: GLOBAL 200 or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 301 HISTORY OF GLOBALIZATION (3-0-3)(F/S). In this course, students will examine the origins of the globalized world. Early exploration, imperialism, the post-Second World War international order, and current manifestations of globalization will be discussed. Topics including trade, banking, international organizations, climate change, and population movement will be analyzed throughout. PREREQ: GLOBAL 200 or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 302 SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH (3-0-3)(F/S). In this course students analyze the wide variation in governments, political regimes, and social development. Particular attention is paid to the constraints on and opportunities for political and social change. The course includes a comparative analysis of countries within the global south as well as comparison between the global south and north. PREREQ: GLOBAL 200 or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 303 (ECON 315) GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3)(S). Economic development within the context of the global economy. Analysis of the sharp differences in economic development across the world. Different theories and applied methods to better understand the world’s development problems such as growing inequality between nations and within nations, stagnation in developing countries, as well as the possible socioeconomic consequences of those problems. How political and economic institutions interact in creating poverty or prosperity, and why different parts of the world end up with different institutions. May be taken for ECON or GLOBAL credit, but not both. PREREQ: ECON 201.

GLOBAL 304 SUSTAINABLE FUTURES (3-0-3)(F/S). In this course, students will explore the challenge of sustainable development in the context of global environmental change. Students will explore current efforts to combat the negative effects of global environmental change and consider alternative development options that could slow human-induced aspects of global environmental change. Students will consider ways in which global environmental change is experienced by diverse groups of people. PREREQ: Environmental Studies major or minor, or GLOBAL 200, or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 320 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive study of a particular issue or problem in international relations. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated three times for credit. PREREQ: Global Studies major or minor, with junior standing or above; POLS 305 or 306; or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 330 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY SUSTAINABLE FUTURES (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive study of a particular issue or problem in comparative politics. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated three times for credit. PREREQ: POLS 305; or International Business or Global Studies major or minor, with junior standing or above or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 340 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD CULTURES (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive study of a particular issue or problem in World Cultures. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated three times for credit. PREREQ: Global Studies major or minor, with junior standing or above; English linguistics, literature, teaching, or writing, rhetoric and technical communication major or minor, with junior standing or above or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 350 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD ECONOMICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive study of a particular issue or problem in world economics. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated three times for credit. PREREQ: POLS 305; or International Business or Global Studies major or minor, with junior standing or above or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 498 SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive study of a particular global issue, topic or problem. Consult current class schedule for specific selections offered each term. May be repeated. PREREQ: GLOBAL 200 or PERM/INST.

GLOBAL 499 CAPSTONE RESEARCH SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F/S)(FF). Finishing foundation course that will focus on producing a final research project in each student’s area of choice. Students will develop a research question, collect evidence and data, and write and present a thesis. PREREQ: Senior standing and two of the following: GLOBAL 300, GLOBAL 301, GLOBAL 302, GLOBAL 303, GLOBAL 304.