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Global Studies

2012-2014 Catalog

Global Studies


Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Maria Cuzzo, Professor, Legal Studies
Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi, Professor, Political Science
Olawole Famule, Assistant Professor, Art History
Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor, English
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor, Sociology
Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Professor, Geography
James Geidner, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood
Jerry Hembd, Associate Professor, Economics
Kathleen Hubbard, Assistant Professor, Art Education
Merose Hwang, Assistant Professor, History
Marshall Johnson, Professor, Sociology
Brett Jones, Assistant Professor, Music
Daniela Mansbach, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ephraim Nikoi, Assistant Professor, Communicating Arts
Kenneth Shonk, Assistant Professor, History
Joel Sipress, Professor, History
Richard Stewart, Professor, Transportation Logistics
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History
Shin-Ping Liu Tucker, Associate Professor, Information Technology
Michael Waxman, Professor, Chemistry
George Wright, Professor, Legal Studies

Global Studies Program

A 24-credit minor is available in Global Studies. It is coordinated and led by the Global Studies coordinator and by the Global Studies Advisory Committee, a free-standing committee made up of interested faculty and staff.

The Global Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 2009. The minor is interdisciplinary with courses offered by a number of academic departments and programs. Members of the Global Studies Committee serve as faculty contacts for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 24 credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Global Studies faculty advisor.

The mission of the Global Studies Program is to offer a "window on the world" and strengthen global awareness. Students studying Global Studies will gain knowledge, experience and skills for global citizenship through various courses from multiple disciplines. The core courses provide conceptual foundations to think globally. The elective courses enable students to explore their own interests in various pedagogical paths, including study abroad, language acquisition, area study, and issue-specific study. Students are encouraged to consider multiple perspectives and ideas and to advance their critical thinking skills by taking courses from multiple disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Become able to demonstrate increased: 1) basic knowledge of global geography and history; 2) basic knowledge of the global political/economic/social structures and institutional processes that link the globe; 3) basic methodological knowledge that fosters appreciation of other cultures (INFORMATION)
  • Develop knowledge and skills for democratic communication across cultures (COMMUNICATION)
  • Become actively involved in global issues and cultivate the sense of global citizenship (INVOLVEMENT)

Global Studies Minor

24 total credits

A minimum of 9 credits must be 300 level or higher.

9 credits from three different disciplines required

Introduction to the Global Society required course (3 credits required):

GEOG 100 World Regional Geography -- 3 credits
HIST 111 Modern World History, 1500-Present -- 3 credits
POLS 175 Introduction to World Politiics -- 3 credits

Contemporary Global Issues required courses (3 credits required):

POLS 263 Contemporary Issues in World Politics -- 3 credits
SOCI 201 Social Problems in Global Perspectives-- 3 credits

Comparative Studies of Culture and Society required course (3 credits required):

ANTH 101 Human Experiences -- 3 credits
ENGL 241 World Literature I -- 3 credits
ENGL 242 World Literature II -- 3 credits
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography -- 3 credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits

Elective courses (15 credits from at least three different disciplines and 9 credits must be above 300 level):

Up to six credits of college or university-level second language coursework that are not applied to other major/minor requirements may be counted toward the Global Studies minor. The second language means any second language other than the student's own primary language(s).

Study abroad courses may be counted toward the Global Studies minor as long as those courses meet one of the criteria for elective courses and with an approval by the Global Studies advisory committee.

  1. At least half of the course materials approach a subject comparatively across different regions in the world or deal with global or international phenomena that have local implications; and
  2. he course focuses on the development of skills and abilities needed for meaningful cross-cultural and transnational interactions, active involvement with global issues and cultivation of global citizenship.)
ANTH 320 Environmental Anthropology -- 3 credits
ANTH 368 Cultures of Mesoamerica -- 3 credits
ART 224 Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3 credits
ART 435 Oaxaca Art and Education Study Abroad -- 6 credits
BUS 363 Business Ethics -- 3 credits
BUS 430 International Business -- 3 credits
CHEM 100/101 Our Chemical Environment -- 2-3 credits
COMM 356 Study Abroad in Ghana -- 6 credits
COMM 467 Advanced Intercultural Communications -- 3 credits
ECED 479 Family and Culture -- 3 credits
ECON 301 Study Abroad - Emerging India -- 6 credits
ECON 430 International Economics -- 3 credits
ECON 432 International Monetary Relations -- 3 credits
ECON 435 Economic Development -- 3 credits
ECON 438 Comparative Economic Systems --3 credits
GEOG 302 Economic Geography -- 3 credits
GEOG 402 Urban Planning and Transportation Systems -- 3 credits
HIST 220 History of Modern Asia -- 3 credits
HIST 225 Latin American History SinceIndependence -- 3 credits
HIST 241 Modern Africa History -- 3 credits
HIST 281 The Muslim World -- 3 credits
HIST/POLS 301 War and Peace in Bosnia -- 6 credits
HIST 315 The Wars of Yugoslavia -- 3 credits
HIST 382 East Asia and US Interactions in Historical Context -- 3 credits
HIST 407 History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim -- 3 credits
HIST 415 The History of Nationalism in Europe -- 3 credits
HIST 421 Slavery and Prejudice -- 3 credits
ITS 380 Enterprise and E-Business Systems -- 3 credits
LSTU 357 Law Colonialism -- 3 credits
LSTU 363 Comparative Law -- 3 credits
PHIL 175 Philosophy of Religion -- 3 credits
POLS 101 Introduction to Comparative Politics -- 3 credits
POLS 352 Introduction to Peace Studies -- 3 credits
POLS 353 Human Rights, International Law and War and Peace -- 3 credits
POLS 356 Reconciliation -- 3 credits
POLS 376 Theories of Human Rights -- 3 credits
PSYC 317 Interpersonal, Community and GlobalViolence -- 3 credits
PSYC 318 Peace Psychology -- 3 credits
PSYC 360 Cross Cultural Psychology -- 3 credits
SOCI 300 Chinese Societies -- 3 credits
SOCI 301 Study Abroad -- 6 credits
SOCI 460 Social Class -- 3 credits
SOCI 464 Social Change -- 3 credits
SOCI/WST 475 Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia -- 3 credits
TRSP 430 International and Intermodal Transportation -- 3 credits

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