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Undergraduate Global Studies Courses


Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are approved for the concentration only during those semesters when they are listed under Global Studies in the Course Schedule

GL 150 Introduction to Global Studies
This course analyzes the forces reorganizing the planet along economic, social, political, cultural, technological and environmental lines across national boundaries.
Offered every year, 3 credits.

GL/BA 494 International Marketing
Prerequisites: EC 120, BA 318
With the rapid and continuous changes in a global environment we will examine the complex issues in international marketing faced by today's manager.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/BI 112 Diseases and Mankind
Diseases of ancient and modern man; the impact on history, religion, science, art and philosophy.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/BI 114 Plants and Human Affairs
LASC—Global Perspectives; Natural Systems and Processes
Man’s dependence upon plants and their influence on civilization and its art, religions, literature, folklore, medicine, and human behavior.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/BI 199 Selected Topics in Biological Sciences
Each topic is a lecture and/or laboratory course in a selected area of the biological sciences presented by a departmental instructor. Topics will be announced in advance.
Offered every year. 1-4 credits.

GL/BI 380 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Prerequisites: BI 105 and 106 or BI 140, BI 141
A theoretical and quantitative approach to species, genetic, ecosystem and community diversity in the context of modern conservation biology principles.
Offered every 3 years. 4 credits

*GL/BA 440 International Business
Prerequisites: BA 316, BA 318
Focuses upon the international dimensions of management, finance, and marketing as they impact corporate policy and strategy.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/CH 191 Selected Topics
Paper or Plastic? A lecture or laboratory course designed to introduce a selected topic(s) of interest.
Offered every 3 years. 1-4 credits.

GL/CH 320 Environmental Chemistry
Prerequisites: CH 120, CH 121 and CH 111 or CH 201
Chemistry of the atmosphere, soil, and natural water systems, air and water pollution water treatment, hazardous wastes and pollution control.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/CM/EN 107 Journalism and Democracy
This course introduces students to the history of American journalism and the role of journalism in democratic and non-democratic societies.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/CM 270 Media and Globalization
This course examines the emergence of global media and its impact on the development of a global world.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/CM 350 Intercultural Communication
Prerequisite: CM 100
Introductory communication theory and practice across cultural groups defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, nationality, politics and economics.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/CM 390 Alternative Communication
Prerequisite: CM 103
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of alternative communication and its relationship with culture and politics.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*GL/CM 410 Seminar: Topics in Communication
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Amazon Expedition; Oil, and Indigenous Survival. This course engages students in advanced examination of emerging communication topics and of topics in a faculty’s area of expertise.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/EC 206 Urban Economics
Prerequisites: EC 110; EC 120
The theory and policy of the growth and development of metropolitan areas; some of the policy-related problems discussed are poverty, residential and commercial land use, and traffic congestion.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/EC 210 Current Economic Issues
Prerequisites: EC 110; EC 120
This course is designed to connect economic knowledge and theory acquired at the introductory level to current economic issues and policy. National and international topics of importance will be considered. For example, pollution, trends in productivity, profitability and distribution, debt and deficits, patterns of investment, trade, and globalization and the economic issues of race, gender and poverty may be covered.
Offered every year. 3 credits

GL/EC 301 Economic Development
Prerequisites: EC 110, EC 120
A survey of contemporary economic theories concerning less developed countries; social, cultural, and political forces shaping the development of such countries are also investigated.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

*GL/EC 307 International Finance
Prerequisites: EC 110, EC 120
Study of how international trade and investment is financed in a world of floating, fixed and managed exchange rate systems.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/EC 308 International Trade
Prerequisites: EC 110, EC 120
Reasons why nations gain by spatial specialization and exchange with other countries. Analysis of the mechanism by which international equilibrium is restored. Study of trade and foreign exchange policies.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/EN 132 World Literature: Survey of Asian, African and Latin American Literature
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum Representative poems, stories, plays, both ancient and modern, from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*GL/EN 167 Literature and Human Rights
LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes; Diversity Across the Curriculum
An analysis of international creative writing dealing with the subject of human rights. Resource persons from different fields will be utilized.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*GL/EN 169 Ethnic Literature in the U.S.
LASC—Thought, Language and Culture; United States and Its Role in the World; Diversity Across the Curriculum
Study of ethnic Literature in the U.S., focusing on African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native American writers
Offered every year. 3 credits

*GL/EN 450 Special Topics in English
Prerequisite: EN 102
Specific content will vary in response to particular student and faculty interests.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*GL/FR 401 Seminar in French Studies
Prerequisite: For advanced students
Francophone Literature. Special topics in French language, literature or civilization.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

GL/GE 102 Human Geography
LASC—Global Perspectives
Introduction to human geography, emphasizing globalization, human-environment relations and spatial patterns of population, development, economics, politics, urbanization and culture.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/GE 110 World Regional Geography I
LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes
Analysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Eurasia.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/GE 111 World Regional Geography II
LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes
Analysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/GE 258 Global Environmental Change
Introduction to the science, political economy and ethics of global environmental change.
Offered every year. 3 credits

GL/GE 265 Geography of the Middle East
Prerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GE/GL 110, GL 150 or permission of instructor
The Middle East: geography, society, economics and political structure.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

GL/GE 308 Environment and Development
Prerequisite: GE 258 or permission of instructor
The global ecology of rich and poor. Environmental implications of poverty, economic development, mass consumption, globalization and demographic change.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

GL/HE 390 Environmental Health
Prerequisite: HE 100
Examination of the issues affecting the environment and their impact on individual and global health.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 103 World Civilization I
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture

Surveys economic, social, political, and intellectual development of world civilizations and their inter-relationship from ancient times to 1500
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 104 World Civilization II
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
Surveys economic, social, political, and intellectual development of world civilizations and their inter-relationship from 1500 to 1914
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 105 World Civilization III
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
Surveys economic, social, political, and intellectual development of world civilizations and their inter-relationship from 1914 to the present.
Offered every year. 3 credits

*GL/HI 112 US History II
LASC—Constitutions; United States and Its Role in the World
From the Civil War era to the present. Topics include politics, society, economy, and culture in modern America.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 191 Special Topics in History
History of Child Labor. This introductory level course will cover topics in history which are of special interest to first-year students.
Offered every year. 3 credits

GL/HI/PO 201 International Relations I
LASC—Global Perspectives; United States and Its Role in the World; Writing Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: PO 101 or HI 103 or HI 104
Theory and practice of international security (realism and internationalism) and international political economy (liberalism and protectionism) in their historical context.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI/PO 202 International Relations II
LASC—Global Perspectives; United States and Its Role in the World; Writing Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: PO 101 or HI 103 or HI 104

The promise and problems of globalization (spread of free market capitalism and political democracy).
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 205 Native America
This survey covers the broad sweep of Native American history and focuses on the encounter between American and European civilizations and how Native culture has adapted through the centuries.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI 208 American Immigrant History
Survey of immigration. Topics such as old-world background, impact on US, nativism, cultural pluralism, religion, mobility, family and politics.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 214 Modern Latin America
The people of Latin America from independence to the present, focusing on race, sex and power.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*GL/HI 216 Economic History of the US
An introduction to United States economic development; particular attention will be paid to industrialization and the labor force.
Offered every year. 3 credits

GL/HI 221 African-American History I
The people of African descent from the emergence of the slave trade to the Civil War, focusing on race, gender, and power.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 230 Nicaragua, the US and the World
LASC—United States and Its Role in the World; Diversity Across the Curriculum
The course will examine the impact of globalization and imperialism on the lives of Nicaraguans at home and in their diasporic communities. Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 249 US Labor History I
The relationship between workers, their employers, and the surrounding community between 1815 and World War II.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI 261 Middle East History I
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
The rise and expansion of Islam: the Caliphate, Muslim religion, civilization, and its impact on the West, decline of medieval Islam.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI 262 Middle East History II
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture; Writing Across the Curriculum
The Ottoman Empire: expansion, institutions, impact on Europe, decline of the Empire.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI 263 US - Middle East Relations
Prerequisite: HI 103 or HI 104 or HI 111 or HI 112
Course will discuss the influence the Middle East has had on US policy since US independence to the present.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/HI 271 Women and Work in Historical Perspective
Prerequisite: HI 103 or HI 104 or HI 111 or HI 112
This course undertakes to examine women’s work conditions and the opposition to its continuation in Europe and America, 16th-19th centuries.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits

*GL/HI 274 Sex, Marriage and the Family in Historical Perspective
LASC—Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: HI 103 or HI 104 or HI 111 or HI 112

This course will undertake a study of courtship, marriage and family life-cycle patterns in England and America during the 19th century.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI/PO 330 Politics of the Middle East I
Prerequisite: HI 104 or HI 105 or HI 111 or HI 112 or PO 101 or HI 261 or HI 314
Discusses governments and politics of eastern Arab countries, Turkey, Iran, and Israel. International rivalries in the area are also discussed.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/HI 333 Women in Latin America
Prerequisite: HI 233 or equivalent
Examines the roles of women in diverse societies including Mexico, Brazil and Caribbean nations. Emphasis on the modern period.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

GL/HI 350 Native American Women
Prerequisite: HI 205 or equivalent
Examines Indian women from the time of European contact to the modern era. Emphasizes culture, community and arenas of power.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*GL/HI 450 Special Topics in History
Selected areas of interest to students and instructors.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/MU 140 World Music
LASC—Creative Arts
An introduction to music of various cultures and continents including music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, The Middle East and India.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/PH 150 Women in Western Ideas
Investigates the concept of woman from ancient Greece to the present.
Offered every 2 year. 3 credits.

GL/PH 170 Ancient Chinese Philosophies in a Cultural Perspective
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
Ancient Chinese philosophies of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and neo-Confucianism in the context of contemporary developments in China; Communism, Capitalism, and Western influences considered.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/PH 172 Asian Philosophies and Contemporary Perspectives
Studies the philosophies of India, China, Japan, and the vitality of ancient traditions in a time of cultural change: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Jainism, Hinduism and Islam.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/PH 230 Religious Philosophies, East and West
An examination of the major religious systems, both oriental and occidental.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/PH 241 Genocide and Human Rights
LASC—Global Perspectives; United States and Its Role in the World
This course treats the ethical, political, and other dimensions of systematic mass violence through case studies and general theoretical analyses.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

GL/PH 250 Global Feminism
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
Investigates the theoretical underpinnings of women's movements for equal rights around the globe.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/PH 251 Mass Violence Against Women
LASC—Global Perspectives; United States and Its Role in the World
A philosophy-based, interdisciplinary course examining historical and contemporary mass violence against women.
Typically offered at least every three years.

*GL/PH 290 Advanced Special Topics in Philosophy
A treatment of current or special topics for students beyond the introductory level.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

GL/SO 425 Global Development
LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes; Writing Across the Curriculum
This course gives an overview of the field of development and processes of development and underdevelopment in developing countries.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/SP 332 The Hispanic World Today
LASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses
Social, economic and political institutions; value systems and customs. Conducted in Spanish.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/SP 333 The Hispanic Presence in the United States
Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses
Sociocultural study of Hispanics in the United States, with a focus on major contemporary issues. Conducted in Spanish.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/SP 342 Introduction to Latin American Literature I
Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
Study of the literature produced in Latin America from the pre-Columbian era until the first wars of independence.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

GL/SP 349 Spanish-American Literature
Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
Representative works from South and Central American authors from the colonial period to the present.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*GL/SP 401 Advanced Study: Special Topics
Prerequisite: For advanced students
Gender, Identity and Representation in Latin America. Special topics in language, literature, civilization or field work of mutual interest to student and instructor.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*GL/UR 201 Analysis of Urban Systems
LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes
Analysis of activities, programs, and policies designed to sustain and enhance the livability of individuals in an urban environment.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

GL/UR 360 Environmental Systems and Public Policy
Prerequisite: UR 101 or permission of instructor
Examination of urban ecosystems, focusing on land uses designed to effectively utilize water, open space and other natural resources.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*GL/UR 421 Selected Topics in Urban Studies
Prerequisite: UR 101
In-depth examination of topical issues challenging the intellectual and creative interests of advanced students in urban studies.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*GL/UR 422 Selected Topics in Gerontology
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
In-depth examination of topical issues in gerontology which afford the advanced student the opportunity to pursue gerontological research. Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

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