Global Studies Courses

All Global Studies students are required to take three lower-level core courses:

  • Global Studies 101: People and Politics
  • Global Studies 201: Economics and the Environment
  • Global Studies 202: Globalization and Technology

The Global Studies tracks also include upper-level courses that were designed to meet the unique needs of the program. Given that Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program, faculty teaching these courses are from a variety of disciplines, including departments such as Africology, Anthropology, Communication, English, Geography, History, Information Studies, Nursing, Political Science, and Sociology. Students and others interested in learning more about the content of these courses can reference recent Global Studies course syllabi:

Global Studies Core

Global 101: People and Politics
Global 201: Economics and the Environment
Global 202: Globalization and Technology

Global Communications Track

Global 351: Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
Global 451: Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications

Global Management Track

Global 311: Contexts for Global Management
Global 541: Cross-Cultural Management

Global Security Track

Global 371: Rethinking Global Security
Global 442: Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
Global 447: The Global Politics of Human Rights
Global 471: Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts

Global Sustainability Track

Global 361: Environment and Sustainability
Global 461: Politics and Policy of Sustainability

Global Urban Development Track

Global 321: The Global City in History

Global Studies Electives

(Note that students also take electives from other departments, and the courses listed below are those offered by Global Studies.)

Global 362: System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction
Global 443: Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age
Global 446: The Re-Configuring Global Order
Global 448: Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy