ACADEMICS

  • 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/AB 210 Intermediate Arabic I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Introduction in advanced rules of Arabic grammar and verb system, and in advanced writing and reading.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    *GL/AR 112 World Art Survey I
    LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
    Surveys the world's major cultural achievements in the visual arts from the prehistoric period to ca1400.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    *GL/AR 113 World Art Survey II

    LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
    Major cultural achievements in the visual arts from ca1400 to the early twentieth century.
    Offered every year. 3 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/BA 494 International Marketing
    Prerequisites: EC 120, BA 318
    With the rapid and continuous changes in a global environment this course 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/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 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/ED 271 International and Comparative Education
    LASC—Global Perspectives, Individual and Community Well-Being
    This course compares the educational policies to practices and outcomes to two or more countries.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/EN 132 World Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language, and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Study of selected works, movements, and themes in world literature, ancient and/or modern, from Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/EN 167 Literature and Human Rights

    LASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the Curriculum, Human Behavior and Social Processes
    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 240 Survey of Postcolonial and Transcultural Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Introduction to literatures in English from formerly colonized countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and from the postcolonial diaspora.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/EN 348 Postcolonial Women's Writing
    LASC—Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Writing by women from colonized and formerly colonized countries on local and global issues shaping women's lives and creative expression.
    Offered every 3 years. 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 210 Intermediate French I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: FR 102 or equivalent

    Review of fundamentals and presentation of more complex grammatical features; development of conversational skills; selected readings, written and oral composition.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/FR 211 Intermediate French II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: FR 210 or equivalent

    Continuation of FR 210.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    FR 346 Twentieth Century French Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent

    Major novelists, dramatists, and poets from the turn of the century to the present. Conducted in French.
    Offered every 3 years. 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; Human Behavior and Social Processes
    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 255 Geography of Africa
    Prerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GE/GL 111, GL 150, SO 100, SO 110, UR 101 or permission of instructor
    Analysis of the physical and human geography of Africa.
    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 285 Sustainable Communities
    LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; United States and Its Role in the World
    Prerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GL 150, EC 110, EC 120 or permission of instructor

    Exploration of changes in U.S. and global economic landscape, 1970 to present. Approaches to sustainable economic development.
    Offered every year. 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/HC 202 Introduction to Global Health
     
    *GL/HC 403 Department Workshop in Community Health
    The subject matter of this course will be reflective of the changing issues within the field of community health.
    Offered every semester. 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, and EN 102

    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, EN 102

    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
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    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 323 Empire
    Prerequisite: Hi 103 and HI 104
    Theories and models of colonization, the reaction of colonized peoples, and the way historians analyze imperialism from 1400 to 1920’s.
    Offered every three 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/OT 411 International Service Learning

    Instruction in occupational. therapy methods with an experiential component providing intervention to an underserved population in a foreign country.
    Offered every year. 2 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 177 Latin American Philosophies
    LASC—United States and Its Role in the World; Diversity Across the Curriculum; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Will analyze the political, economic, social, and cultural impact of the interactions between and among the governments and people of the US and Latin America.
    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/PS 365 Cultural Psychology
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Human Behavior and Social Processes; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: PS 101, EN 102, PS 210

    This course addresses the role culture plays in human psychological processes and approaches to researching cultural aspects of human action.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/SO 110 Cultural Anthropology
     
    GL/SO 270 Social Theory
     
    GL/SO 299 Sustainable Communities

    LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; United States and Its Role in the World
    Prerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GL 150, EC 110, EC 120 or permission of instructor

    Exploration of changes in U.S. and global economic landscape, 1970 to present. Approaches to sustainable economic development.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     

    GL/SO 425 Global Development
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    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 323 Advanced Conversational Spanish I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses.

    Intensive conversational practice for improving intonation, pronunciation, fluency, review of language usage. This course is for non-native Spanish speakers only.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/SP 324 Advanced Conversational Spanish II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 323 or equivalent.

    Continuation of SP 323.
    Offered every year. 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 191 Sustainable Communities
    LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; United States and Its Role in the World
    Prerequisite: ONE of the following: GE/GL 102, GL 150, EC 110, EC 120 or permission of instructor

    Exploration of changes in U.S. and global economic landscape, 1970 to present. Approaches to sustainable economic development.
    Offered every year. 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 213 Human Identity and the Urban Environment
    Prerequisite: UR 101
    Study of factors affecting identity in contemporary urban settings including race, ethnicity, class, age, and sex categories and roles.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    GL/UR 290 Gender and the City
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Human Behavior and Social Processes; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Exploration of ways in which gender, both male and female, structures responses of individuals to urban life and spaces.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    GL/UR 353 Aging in a Global Society
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Explores the ramifications of unrelenting Global Aging, focusing on the questions, what are old people for and the connections across generations.
    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.
     
    GL 408 Directed Study
    Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.