GBST 151
Global Questions, Global Frameworks Fall 2023
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity

Class Details

In this foundational course in the Global Scholars Program, students will be introduced to an interdisciplinary approach to exploring critical global issues. Students will engage with new frameworks and concepts to consider global processes and examine the complexities of the changing and increasingly interconnected world. The first part of the course will explore critical topics in Global Studies and grapple with influential theories on global trends and experiences. The second part will be focused on a particular country and city and how some of the major global trends impact the reality of life in that area. One purpose of this module is to prepare students for their Winter Study trip to that region and engage in research related to their academic interests. Only students admitted to the Global Scholars Program will be able to register for this course.
The Class: Format: seminar; Discussion-based class
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1727
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Participation in class discussions, reading course materials, engaging with our speakers, two 5pp. papers and a final project.
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Global Scholars Program Fellows
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: Taking an interdisciplinary approach to exploring critical global issues, students will grapple with difference, power and equity in a global context particularly by being introduced to some of the leading theories of global experiences as well as how these issue impact particular communities around the world. One purpose of this course is to enable students to become better equipped to conduct research on pressing issues around the world and to be more responsible global citizens.

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