GLOS 2030 Introduction to Asian Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a broad overview of Asia’s 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 2401 Global Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An introduction to global affairs focusing on contemporary issues in world politics such as conflict and cooperation, business and trade, population, environment, and human rights.

GLOS 3000 Foundations in Global Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduces the theory and practice of social science research methods necessary to understand pressing global issues. Gives an overview of the research process and examines issues researchers encounter in academic, professional, and applied research. Emphasizes practical skills relevant to students’ future coursework and careers. Global Perspectives Course. This course serves as the Critical Thinking Through Writing requirement for the BIS in Global Studies.

GLOS 3100 Introduction to Global History
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

What is the story behind globalization, the processes and effects of integration and disruption on a world scale in the contemporary moment. This course explores the exciting field of global history, with its emphasis on the shaping force of contexts and connections linking societies and regions in recent centuries. We will highlight the value of historicizing global conditions and relations by following the unfolding of key economic, political, cultural, and environmental processes. Same as HIST 3100. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3300 History of Capitalism
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Description

This course examines the intellectual, cultural and social history of capitalism from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics range from the emergence of free market, class formation, the rise of the corporation, consumerism, and the global reach of capitalism. (Same as HIST 3300). Global Scholars course. City Scholars course.

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. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3510 Medieval Mediterranean/ Islamic World
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Overview of the history of the Medieval Mediterranean World, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Atlantic World (500-1500). Topics will include the origins and spread of Islam, cross-cultural contacts around the Mediterranean, the Crusades, and the other examples of Islamic/Christian/Jewish interaction. (Same as HIST 3510).

GLOS 3515 North Africa and the World to 1800
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Political, economic, cultural and social history of North Africa and its interactions with the Mediterranean world, Sub-Saharan Africa and the broader world system. Examines the history of the Berbers alongside the history of Arab and European influences in the region from Roman times to 1800. Same as HIST 3515. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3520 Early Modern Europe,1500-1789
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Transition from medieval to modern Europe; special attention to the Northern Renaissance, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the emergence of a competitive state system; the evolution of nation states; gender roles and the pre-industrial economy; and the conceptual revolution in science and philosophy. Same as HIST 3520. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3530 Europe since 1789
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Society and politics since the age of enlightenment; special attention to revolution, reaction and reform; class, gender and industrial capitalism; imperialism and nationalism; democracy, fascism, and communism; economic integration: citizenship, immigration, and new social movements. Same as HIST 3530. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3540 Film and the Holocaust
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Explores the history of intersections among feature and documentary films and the Holocaust, with an emphasis on the ways filmmakers have interpreted and represented the causes, events, consequences, and recollections of the mass murder of European Jews and other groups during World War II. (Same as HIST 3540).

GLOS 3615 The Indian Ocean World
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The Indian Ocean world is a geographical zone running from East Africa to China and has been a highway of commercial and cultural exchanges since ancient times. This course introduces students to the empires, trade, and cultures in monsoons Asia and their role in the world economy from non-Western and non-Eurocentric perspectives. (Same as HIST 3615.).
Global Scholars course.

GLOS 3620 The Atlantic World: Encounters, Empires, Diasporas, Revolutions
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The Atlantic World as a space of cross-cultural contact, empire and nation-building, diasporas, and revolutions since the fifteenth century; transatlantic encounters in Africa, Europe, and the Americas; conquest, colonialism, and creolization; slavery, emancipation, and capitalism; indigenous survival, subaltern resistance, and popular religion; Atlantic world legacies in cultural and political identities. Same as HIST 3620. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3630 Empires in the Modern World
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores the interactive history of empires, both horizontally among great powers and vertically between rulers and subjects, since the sixteenth century. These interactions shaped, restructured, and dissolved supposedly monolithic empires. We will interrogate the cross-cultural encounters of imperial expansion; the raced and gendered nature of imperial hierarchies, identities, and imaginaries; the lived experience of colonial rule; the interplay of world economy, world war, and anticolonial projects for reform, revival, and revolution in the “decline and fall” of empire; and the uneven and contradictory transition from an “imperial” to an “international” world order. Same as HIST 3630. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3645 Contemporary Africa
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The major historical, political, cultural and economic developments, which have shaped conditions in Africa since the Second World War. Topics vary but include liberation movements, the Ebola Crisis, and the War on Terror in Africa; historical developments that continue to impact the continent’s current and future prospects. (Same as HIST 3645).

GLOS 3650 Africa and the World
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This interdisciplinary course explores the long and extensive international history of Africa, focusing on its relations with other civilizations and regions of the world, from medieval times to the present. The weekly inter-related and inter-woven topics will include Medieval African Kingdoms and the Trans-Saharan Trade; the Indian Ocean Trade; European colonialism; Africa, the World Wars and the Cold War; African relations with the US, Western Europe and the former USSR; China and India in Africa; the UN and other global IGOs/NGOs in Africa; Africa and the global economy; globalization and Africa; and Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas. Same as HIST 3650. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3660 The Twentieth Century World
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores the history of the “long” twentieth century from the 1890s to the 2000s. We will track the emergence of antagonisms in an imperial world that culminated in the First World War; the effort to construct political and social alternatives through the Second World War; the interplay of the “three worlds” during the Cold War; and the unfolding of global turbulence in a neoliberal world. We will highlight the ongoing challenges of social movements as well as contested visions of global order across this long century. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3700 China and Japan to 1600
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Origins and development of two ancient civilizations, with emphasis upon traditional thought, cultures, institutions, and change. Same as HIST 3700. Global Perspectives.

GLOS 3710 China and Japan since 1600
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

East Asia in modern transformation from 1600 to the present, emphasizing pre-nineteenth century prosperity, nineteenth-century crises, and twentieth-century change. Same as HIST 3710. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3720 Colonial Latin America
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Spain’s and Portugal’s conquests and settlements in the Western hemisphere; the organization and collapse of their colonial systems. Same as HIST 3720. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3730 Latin America since 1810
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Political, economic, and social developments of the major countries, such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Same as HIST 3730. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 3780 Middle East 600-1800
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Political, cultural, social, and economic developments in the lands from Spain to Central Asia since the rise of Islam. Same as HIST 3780 and MES 4110. Global Perspectives.

GLOS 3800 History of India from the Indus Civilization to the Present
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a broad overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural processes in Indian history from the Indus Civilization (c. 2500 BCE) to the present. Students will learn about major developments in the long historical trajectory that have shaped the societies, cultures, polities, and economies of the subcontinent and continue to influence the present-day life. A critical evaluation of India’s historical processes during the four and a half millennia will help students understand the contemporary political, social, and economic dynamics of the region. Students will discuss a variety of issues and their historical context, such as caste and social hierarchy, Buddhist-Hindu-Muslim relations, religious radicalism and ethnic violence, economic growth, and India’s position in the modern world economy. Through a combination of reading and analysis of literature and primary sources, watching movies/documentaries, and in-class discussions students will learn about major historical developments and their implications for the peoples, societies, economies, and cultures of the region. (Same as HIST 3800.)
Global Scholars course.

GLOS 3850 China, India, and the Modern World Economy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

How to define and understand the modern world economy. What place did China and India have in it. This comparative global history course addresses these questions. It familiarizes students with the main characteristics of the world economy and the place and role of China and India in it. Prior to 1800, China and India were at the forefront of the world economy and since the early 19th century, Europe and North America have held a dominant position in it. Rapid economic growth in China and India since the early 1990s is indicative of a major reconfiguration in the world economy. This course offers historical and contemporary perspectives on the modern world economy and a comparative analysis of the role of states, markets, trade networks, economic institutions, commodity production, consumption, and socio-cultural values in the economies of China, India, and Europe/North America. (Same as HIST 3850.)
Global Scholars course.

GLOS 3900 Human Rights in Historical Perspective
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Exploration of the historical development of human rights as contested ideal, movement, and institution. Topics may include premodern origins of human rights, modern struggles for the recognition of human rights, and historic and recent controversies around the legitimacy of human rights. May be repeated if topic varies. Same as HIST 3900. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4040 Race, Class and Gender in Global Perspective
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ANTH 2020 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Exploration of the various ways that perceptions and designations of race, class, and gender intersect with each other and shape the human experience. This includes an analysis how categories of class, ethnicity, and gender affect daily life for people in multiethnic, stratified societies, particularly in terms of how inequities of access to wealth, power, and resources have emerged on global and local levels. Structural violence is an important theme of many of the readings in the class. The idea of race as a social construct rather than a biological phenomenon is another key topic. We will examine how gender identity and gender roles are shaped by culture. Globalization and immigration, and their relationship to gender, race, and class, are foci of the latter part of the course. (Same as ANTH 4040 & WGSS 4040.)
Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4114 Language and Social Justice
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ANTH 2020 or ANTH 2040, or AL 2101 or ForL2101, or AL 2102 or FORL 2102
Description

This course focuses on the linguistic anthropological study of inequality and questions of social justice that arise. From the work of translation in institutional settings that often falls to bilingual children of immigrants to the marked evaluation of African-American English, students will explore how language is integral in processes of exclusion, stigma, and oppression. Same as ANTH 4114. Global Perspectives.

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. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4212 International Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the key concepts, frameworks, theories, and techniques of international conflict resolution. Considers the theory and practice of international conflict resolution as it applies to interstate conflicts and intrastate conflicts. Students practice techniques of negotiation, mediation and conflict mapping through simulations. Signature Experience course.

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. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4220 Refugees and Forced Migration
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines refugees, forced migration processes, and undocumented migration with emphasis on the impact of displacement on social relations and identities at various intersecting levels. Engages with multiple theoretical frameworks for understanding migration, displacement, sovereignty, and the border. Considers policy responses to these phenomenon. Signature Experience course.

GLOS 4225 Immigrants in America
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

History of immigration and the creation of “ethnic” identity in the United States from European contact to the present. (Same as HIST 4225.).
Global Scholars course. City Scholars course.

GLOS 4490 The Anthropology of Globalization
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites ANTH 2020 with a grade of C or higher
Description

This course critically analyzes the concept of globalization by examining the various components that are often invoked in defining/discussing the concept and the current world structure. We will explicitly examine the anthropological components of globalization and determine the manner in which it shapes culture, constructions of identity, restrictions of the body, distributions of economic and natural resources, intercultural contact, and patterns of global inequality. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4540 Britain and the World, 1500-1700
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The history of the early modern British Isles and their interaction with the wider world. Special attention to the Reformation; changes in governance; civil war; society, gender, and the preindustrial economy. Also includes emphasis on interactions between the different countries of the British Isles, and to contact between Britain and the wider world though imperialism, trade, and travel. Same as HIST 4540. Global Perspectives Course.

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. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4551 Britain and the World since 1700
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Exploration of the interconnected histories of the British isles, the British empire, and the wider world since the eighteenth century; rise of British economic, political, and cultural power on a world scale; politics of class, gender, race, and nation in metropole, colonies, and diasporas; vicissitudes of global hegemony and imperial rivalry; decline, decolonization, and globalization. (Same as HIST 4550.)
Global Scholars course.

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. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4580 German History since 1900
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Intellectual, social, economic, cultural, and political history of Germany since 1900. Special attention to nationalism, effects of WWI, Nazism, WWII, and reunification. Themes include consumerism, the mass media, and relationships between state, society, and the individual. (Same as HIST 4580). Global Scholars course.

GLOS 4635 European Intellectual History II: From Marx to Postmodernism
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Explores the social-cultural history of European thought from the late nineteenth century to the 1980s. Topics may include Marx and Marxism, Nietzsche, the avant-garde, Freud and Psychoanalysis, Modernism, Existentialism, Fascism, Second Wave Feminism, the counterculture, and postmodernism. (Same as HIST 4635). Global Scholars course.

GLOS 4640 The Holocaust
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Historical and social analysis of the mass deprivation and murder of Jews and other people under the policies and auspices of National Socialist Germany, 1933-1945. (Same as SOCI 3228 and HIST 4640). Global Scholars course.

GLOS 4650 Special Topics in Global Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Description

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

GLOS 4651 Special Topics Global Studies – CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Intensive treatment of specified topics in global studies. Critical Thinking through Writing. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Global Perspectives Course.

GLOS 4652 Comparative Global Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Topics may include comparative study of selected countries and regions of the world or themes in comparative analysis of global issues. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Global Scholars course.

GLOS 4740 Latin American Revolutions
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Socio-political and economic revolutions in Latin America with comparisons to other twentieth-century revolutions. (Same as HIST 4740). Global Scholars course.

GLOS 4760 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Minimum sophomore standing and consent of instructor who will supervise research
Description

Student assists Global Studies Institute faculty with research. The course may include the collection and analysis of primary or secondary sources, coding data, quantitative analysis, assisting with experiments or fieldwork, and other tasks in support of faculty-led research. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4761 Directed Study in Global Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Permission of faculty member who will supervise directed study
Description

Students design a directed study under supervision of a faculty member. Varies in topics and themes. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours total. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4870 Honors Thesis II
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

A faculty mentor guides a student in the design of individual research topics, the collection and analysis of data, and the composition of a coherent research paper with depth. Global Perspectives course. Signature Experience course.

GLOS 4880 Honors Thesis II
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. Signature Experience course. Global Scholars course.

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. Global Perspectives Course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GLOS 4990 Topics in International Development Methods
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

Special topics in international development methods. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Global Perspectives.

GLOS 4996 Study Abroad: European Studies in Strasbourg, France
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Contemporary politics and political economy of European integration. Designed specifically for those students participating in Georgia State University Study Abroad Program. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.