Course Descriptions

Required Foundational Courses

AN 110 Human Cultural Diversity
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EC-101 Introduction to Economics
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GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies
The course is designed to introduce students to the field of global studies by promoting an understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of global processes. Global studies imparts an appreciation for the complexity of world societies and broadens our understanding of challenges through an interdisciplinary approach to 21st century problems. The course approach is interdisciplinary with special attention given to political, economic, social historical and cultural patterns that mark globalization processes. Specific topics to be explored are the environment, migration, human rights, peace, conflict, global trade and economic linkages.

GS 150 World Geography
Surveys the wide spectrum of topics that comprise modern physical and cultural geography. Topics include earth/sun relationships, atmosphere, landforms, hydrology, biosphere and energy flow. Also, population, culture, religion, politics, economics, agriculture and industrial/urbanization. Overview concepts include mapping, regions and environmental issues.

GS 265 International Service and Society
With a focus on service learning, students will be engaged in local community development in international settings. The course prepares students for service learning experiences through group discussions, critical texts and reflection. On site activities include rural community development projects, youth development and eldercare in host communities giving students competence in the areas of community development, advocacy, and intercultural communications.

GS 301 Senior Seminar
Advanced study of a particular theme or topic in a seminar setting. Required capstone course for Political Science majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission.

GS 302 Senior Thesis in Global Studies
Students will conduct research and write a thesis on a global topic under the supervision of a faculty member in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the BA in Global Studies.

PO 122 Introduction to International Relations
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PO 332 International Political Economy
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