Global Studies 101 takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying global issues through a variety of perspectives with an aim to explore the connections between the personal and the global. Topics are studied in the contexts of the nation-state systems, international organizations, and human rights, including the history of violent conflicts and peace movements, and the subsequent resolutions, impacts, and outcomes.
Global Studies Courses
GLS 101 - Introduction to Global Studies
GLS 102 - Political and Economic Foundations in Global Studies
Using the lens of politics and economics, GLS 102 builds upon key concepts of the field learned in GLS 101 to study the complexities of human interactions as they occur in multiple ways around the world. These include interactions among individuals and groups, interactions in the market through the nation-state, and interactions at the supranational level. GLS 102 is global in coverage, focusing on low, middle- and high-income countries, and is practical in orientation. It covers key concepts including development, sustainability, security, and sovereignty. Particular attention is focused throughout the course on case studies of several countries, which allows students to see the connections between the concepts and how they play out in specific socio-economic settings in the present-day world.