Global Studies (GST)
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- SD - Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD - Behavioral and Social Science Distributive Requirement
- HD - Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD - Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC - English Composition Requirement
- I - Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J - Diverse Communities Requirement
- W - Writing Emphasis Requirement
- SE - Speaking Emphasis Requirement
- ET - Ethics Requirement
- F - Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR - Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL - American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC - Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA - French & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER - German Culture Cluster
- IT - Italian Culture Cluster
- REE - Russian & Eastern European Culture Cluster
- SP - Spanish Culture Cluster
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GST 110. Introduction to Global Studies. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on the transnational processes, issues, and topics that are key to understanding globalization. This course will formally employ perspectives and concepts from three disciplines: political science, economics, and sociology. However, this course will also draw upon a number of other disciplines: culture and language, history and geography ("time and space"), as well as philosophy. This course will also have a strong multicultural content with an emphasis on how values impact a range of policy issues: trade, money, development, population, hunger, overpopulation, climate change, culture, environment, democracy, and security.
Gen Ed Attribute: Interdisciplinary Requirement.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
GST 402. Capstone Seminar: Global Engagement and Citizenship. 3 Credits.
This capstone seminar in the Global Studies Minor will provide the opportunity to take stock of the coursework and experiences obtained through either Track I on Arts and Humanities, or Track II on Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences of the GST Minor, by exercising their critical thinking and communications skills through a select set of "classic" and current readings, to integrate, synthesize, and apply the concepts, theories and information they have learned to current and evolving world scenarios. Concurrently, students will elaborate, propose, research, write and present an individual final Global Studies project.
Pre / Co requisites: GST 402 requires a prerequisite of GST 110.
Typically offered in Spring.