The Global Village has arrived! Global Studies is an exciting and dynamic interdisciplinary program that allows students to identify and understand the global and transnational forces that affect the everyday lives of people across the world. The Global Studies program combines courses from the Arts and Sciences, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology to examine contemporary issues in an increasingly globalized world. Through the development of critical thinking skills and the analysis of local and global processes, students are given the tools to both understand the global village and to shape it as they become the next generation of leaders in business, government, nongovernmental and international organizations. Areas of inquiry include the tension between local and global cultures, conflict and security, philosophy, technology and new media, political and non-governmental movements, economics, development and the environment.
This course provides students with an introduction to the study of globalization and the political, cultural, social, environmental and economic forces that shape the global village today. Through an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes anthropology, political science, sociology, geography, philosophy, economics and the arts and sciences, we explore the major themes in global studies with an emphasis on developing critical understandings of these processes and empowering students to be active participants in the global system.
This course examines contemporary social, economic, political, cultural and environmental change in a global context. It introduces students to the origins, current status and future trends of transnational issues confronting the global community, explores the emergence of global economy, new systems of world order, transnational social movements, global governance, and collective global responsibilities. Through the examination of specific global problems such as economic inequality, population trends, human rights, conflict, security and environmental problems we will consider the impact of globalization around the world.