GLBL 015. Introduction to Global Studies

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to globally shared issues, processes, interactions and systems that affect people, communities, regions, nations, and our planet.   Some topics the course examines are:  the effects of a globalized world economy, global inequality and poverty, migration and refugees, identity in a global age, world cities, media in the global age, colonization and decolonization, global ethics, global social movements.  The course takes seriously the interaction between the local and the global.  It offers students an opportunity to more strongly command an understanding of their place in the world and an awareness and appreciation of differences through cross-cultural competence as well as a greater ability to mediate these differences. The interdisciplinary nature of the course demands multiple points of entry to communicate and analyze these issues beyond reading and writing, such as films, podcasts, lectures. Each fall Global Studies faculty selects several topics for an in-depth look at the past, present, and future global landscape.


Note: GLBL 015 is required for Minors, but open to all and will be offered every fall.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL, POLS
Fall 2020. Yervasi
Fall 2021. Kaya.
Fall 2022. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Global Studies  
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Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses

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