Global Studies

Courses

GST 190 Global Research Methods 3.0 Credits

Introduction to research and writing in Global Studies. It covers quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches to GST research. Students learn to use international studies research databases and the websites of international organizations. Drawing on the content areas from the four GST concentrations, students construct a research design for a topic of their choice.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 225 Women and Human Rights Worldwide 3.0 Credits

Women's human rights emerged in the 1980's as a special area, distinct from existing human rights norms. They are intended to better defend women's rights throughout the world. This class will consider women’s human rights in a global context, looking at all parts of the world. We will examine women's rights around various topics such as health, social position, exile, war, censorship, childhood, and work. Academic literature, fiction, and film will all contribute to an understanding of the topic.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 230 Women Arab Writers 3.0 Credits

From Maghrebian Algeria and Morocco to Middle Eastern Egypt and Iraq and Lebanon, Arab women writers depict life in their countries or an unnamed desert state, from the 1940's to the Iraq War, raising critical questions about society, politics, economics and woman's place in doing so.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 235 African Francophone Women Writers 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the writing of some Francophone women writers from West and Sub-Saharan Africa. With each writer, the status, roles and challenges of women in their respective countries and societies will be examined.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 260 Evil Isms 3.0 Credits

From antisemitism to totalitarianism in the name of religion or politics (communism, nazism) to terrorism, this course focuses on prejudices and ideologies, how they variously expressed themselves negatively throughout time and space to the present, how they have been counteracted or still, always, do need counteracting.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 320 Building Global Bridges 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to develop an understanding of international development. Students learn about the practical challenges of development work from local needs to grant writing, fundraising, implementation strategies, and project evaluation. They study the theoretical and practical frameworks for poverty reduction and democracy development as well as the agencies involved.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 359 Culture and Values 3.0 Credits

This course provides an in-depth comparative study of the historical, social and cultural imperatives of major world civilizations, with particular emphasis on the philosophical and cultural diversity of today's global society. This class is required for, and restricted to, GST majors. Students will also be guided through the process of writing a thesis on a topic of interest to them, and that builds on their experience as a GST major.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 360 Civilizations 3.0 Credits

This is an interdisciplinary seminar designed to give students an understanding of the modern cultural attitudes, ethical values, and sociopolitical norms of major civilizations in a given geographical area and their relationship to one another. The content of GST 360 may change every term it is offered and is repeatable for credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 8 times for 27 credits

GST 370 Iran Then and Now 3.0 Credits

This course explores some of Iran's past (18th and 19th centuries) but focuses on the 20th and 21st centuries. Politics, culture, religion, literature and film will be studied through Iranian eyes.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

GST 435 Model Organization of American States 3.0 Credits

Prepares students to participate in a model session of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. Covers international political economy, structure and operation of OAS, characteristics of designated country, and public speaking and debate. Open to Global Studies majors only.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 18 credits

GST I399 Independent Study in Global Studies 1.0-12.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 48 credits

GST T280 Special Topics in Global Studies 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 48 credits

GST T380 Special Topics in Global Studies 1.0-12.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 8 times for 108 credits

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