2016-2017

Global Studies (GLOB)

Courses

GLOB 241. Introduction to Global Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the field of global politics, also known as international relations. It focuses on a variety of interconnected topics, including the development of the nation-state system and political interactions among countries over issues of war and peace, human rights, and economic and environmental policies. We also explore the evolution and work of international institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank, and non-governmental international organizations such as environmental and human rights groups. This course is cross-listed with POLS 241.
Session Cycle: Fall, Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

Spring 2017GLOB 241A3164MWF9:00am - 9:50am(J. Hamill)
Spring 2017GLOB 241B3166TTh11:00am - 12:15pm(M. Clarke)
Spring 2017GLOB 241C3168TTh9:30am - 10:45am(E. Copeland)
Spring 2017GLOB 241D3170TTh2:00pm - 3:15pm(N. Freiner)

GLOB 242. Introduction to Global Anthropology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course studies the consequences of globalization for human beings as they come to understand and value themselves, their relations to others, and their "place in the world." Students discuss a number of challenges to traditional concepts of "culture" important to understanding an anthropological approach to the concept of globalization. The course approaches "globalization," the movement of information, goods, services, capital and people throughout the global space, from a variety of perspectives, including discussion of global migration and diaspora and consideration of the globalization of media. This course is cross-listed with LCS 242.
Session Cycle: Fall, Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

Spring 2017GLOB 242B3309MWF10:00am - 10:50am(A. Perullo)
Spring 2017GLOB 242C3311TTh9:30am - 10:45am(W. Graves)
Spring 2017GLOB 242D3313TTh11:00am - 12:15pm(W. Graves)

GLOB 243. Honors: The Anthropology of Globalization. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course, students interpret global transformations through studying anthropological texts and films that provide in-depth analysis of local-level instances of globalization. These ethnographic studies allow students to improve their specific knowledge of people and places throughout the world and also to develop more theoretically rigorous approaches toward explaining what is meant by the term globalization. To this end, students examine, among other themes, ethnicity to better comprehend issues of power, resources, and land in conflict situations; the movement of textiles to recognize post-Fordist social and economic practices; human trafficking to conceptualize commodification of the human body; and refugee migrations to understand transnationalism. In short, this course offers micro-level case studies, methods, and approaches toward learning about and explaining broad social and cultural processes. Students who receive credit for LCS 242/GLOB 242 cannot receive credit for this course. This course is cross-listed with LCS 243.
Prerequisites: Honors Program
Session Cycle: Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

Spring 2017GLOB 243HN3385MWF9:00am - 9:50am(A. Perullo)

GLOB 271. World History Since 1500. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an historical study of the major regions and cultures of the world during the last five centuries, with attention to their connections and interactions and to the development of global trends. Political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural factors will be considered, and special emphasis will be placed on the emergence and the challenges of the peoples of the "third world". One theme will be an analysis of the processes of "modernization". This course is cross-listed with HIS 271.
Session Cycle: Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

Spring 2017GLOB 271A3174MWF12:00pm - 12:50pm(P. Lokken)
Spring 2017GLOB 271B3176MWF1:00pm - 1:50pm(P. Lokken)

GLOB 290. Honors Politics of the Global System. 3 Credit Hours.

This honors course explores the current global political system. It examines major historical developments that shaped the actors and power distribution of the current system. Next, it explores competing international relations theories that attempt to explain the main motivations and realities guiding the behavior of actors in the system. Then, it focuses on contemporary issues with global implications. Subsequently, it examines recent and future challenges faced by particular key actors in the system as they attempt to shape the global system of the future. It concludes by returning to the system level to consider the prospects for global cultural clashes or peace through globalization. Students receiving credit for GLOB 241/POLS 241, Introduction to Global Politics, cannot receive credit for this course. This course is cross-listed with POLS 290.
Prerequisites: Honors Program
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

Spring 2017GLOB 290HN3162MWF10:00am - 10:50am(J. Dietrich)

GLOB 391. Internship in Global Studies. 3 Credit Hours.

Students learn the practical application of theories, principles, and skills derived from their course work in global studies in a work environment. Students engage in individually supervised work-study arrangements in which they must work at least ten hours per week on the job, meet periodically with a supervising faculty member, research global literature related to the field of the internship, and prepare a substantive report which blends their internship experience and the library research they have conducted.

GLOB 397. Directed Study in Global Studies. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an opportunity for students to do independent, in-depth study or research for academic credit. The student works on an individual basis under the direction of a member of the global studies faculty. The main requirement of the course is the development of a substantial paper or project.

GLOB 490. Seminar on Global Issues. 3 Credit Hours.

This senior seminar is designed as an interdisciplinary capstone course for students in the Global Studies concentration or major. It will include an in-depth examination of an important global issue such as economic development, the population problem, or international security. Each student will study a particular global issue or policy problem and present it to the seminar as part of a semester-long research project.
Prerequisites: GLOB 241/POLS 241 or GLOB 290/POLS 290 and GLOB 242/LCS 242 or GLOB 243/LCS 243 and senior standing
Session Cycle: Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

GLOB 497. Directed Study in Global Studies. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an opportunity for students to do independent in-depth study or research for academic credit. The student works on an individual basis under the direction of a member of the global studies faculty. The main requirement of the course is the development of a substantial paper or project.