Global Studies Courses

Global Studies Courses

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GLB-001: Global Perspectives (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course introduces the student to the study of global systems and their interdependence. The class discusses the origins and growth of cultural values and technological, political, economic and environmental systems. The students compare and contrast basic world views inherent in these systems as they impact themselves and others as global citizens.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

GLB-002: Global Issues (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course offers an introduction to the origins, current dilemmas, and future trends of major issues confronting the global community, such as energy and resource depletion, food and population, war and terrorism, nuclear arms, human rights, economic interdependence, and international inequality.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

GLB-004: The Developing World (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

In this course, students examine conditions among developing nations using an interdisciplinary approach. Analyses of development and underdevelopment along historical, political, economic, technological, social and environmental lines are addressed. Current issues particular to the developing world today are examined.

4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AD1 - AA-AS Social & Behavioral Sci, D - CSU Social & Behavior Sci

GLB-005: Global Focus (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: GLOBL 001, GLOBL 002 and 1 year of foreign language of target country, Eligibility for ENGL 108A and READ 053. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop cross-cultural understandings of human commonalities and global interdependence. Students also develop a better understanding of their individual potential while intensively studying and experiencing a different culture. (Repeat credit is granted only if the focus country or itinerary are different.) Pass/No Pass Option.

GLB-006: The Global Economy (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: GLOBL 001 or GLOBL 002. This course is an examination of the basic principles of international economics and the relationships between nations and their economic policies. Topics to be covered include the pros and cons of economic globalization, the WTO and IMF, debt relief, outsourcing of jobs, multinational corporations and sweat shops, capital flows, and free trade versus fair trade. Pass/No Pass Option.