GLOS 2030 Introduction to Asian Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a broad overview of Asias historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural diversity and dynamics. Students will learn what Asia is all about and how it has been conceptualized and understood in the West by critically engaging with the Orientalism,” Asian modernity,” and great divergence debates. They will study Asian societies, economies, cultures, and politics in a multidisciplinary framework and from global and comparative perspectives. Anyone interested in Asian politics, history, economies, and cultures will find this course interesting and useful.

GLOS 3500 Culture and Change in Africa
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AAS 1140, AAS 2010, ANTH 2020, or SOCI 1101 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Provides an introduction to the ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights change and resistance to change and seeks to understand the historical and cultural conditions underpinning current predicaments facing African societies, as well as the fact that tragedy is only one facet of African lives and experiences. Suitable for students majoring in Global Studies, Anthropology, African-American Studies, History, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

GLOS 4210 Global Issues of Social Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequsite:PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent. A survey course that covers topics in social psychology from a cross-cultural lens, focusing on global issues. Topics include: cultural values, methodological equivalences, inter-cultural group conflict, self and identity, aggression and violence, attitudes about immigration and refugees, and altruism. The course is suitable for undergraduate students majoring in sociology, psychology, and the social and behavioral sciences.

GLOS 4211 Psychology of Terrorism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This seminar provides an interdisciplinary examination of the motivations for terrorism with emphasis on communication, political, and applied social psychology perspectives. Topics include defining terrorism, preconditions, recruitment, domestic and international terrorism, as well as case studies and analysis of terrorist organizations.

GLOS 4215 Politics of Peace
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Explores the challenges of building stable political systems in the wake of civil war, using cases drawn from all regions of the world. The course is suitable for undergraduate students majoring in Global Studies, Political Science, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

GLOS 4550 Domestic Field School
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

This variable credit course provides participating students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in global studies in the United States.

GLOS 4560 International Field Experience
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites 9 credit hours in Global Studies, minimum GPA of 2.5, and consent of instructor
Description

This variable credit course provides participating students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in global studies in another country through an organized study abroad trip.

GLOS 4650 Special Topics in Global Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intensive treatment of specified topics in global studies. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

GLOS 4760 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Minimum sophomore standing, overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and consent of instructor who will supervise research
Description

Students assist professors within the Global Studies Department on research projects. The course may include such tasks as: research on assigned topics, the collection and analysis of evidence from primary sources, composition of memos, fieldwork, and other experiences in support of Professor-led research. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Varies in topics and themes.

GLOS 4761 Directed Study in Global Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

This variable credit hour course allows students to design a directed study on a special topic with a faculty member.

GLOS 4810 Honors Thesis-Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

A specialist guides students in the writing of an honors thesis based on the collection and analysis of evidence from primary sources. Varies in topics and themes.

GLOS 4870 Honors Thesis-Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

A specialist guides students in the design of individual research topics, the collection and analysis of evidence from primary sources, and the composition of a coherent research paper with depth. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Varies in topics and themes.

GLOS 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4910 Internship in Global Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 9 credits in Global Studies, minimum GPA of 2.5, and consent of instructor
Description

This course provides participating students with an opportunity to gain practical experience working in an organization dedicated to navigating the complex demands of the global workplace, and to engage in critical reflection regarding this work.