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Global / World Courses – GLOBE Major, Sub-requirement B.

 

African and African American Studies 

AAA S 102 (GH;IL) (WMNST 102) Women of Color: Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) Global examination of value systems of women of color; attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries.

AAA S 208 (GH;US;IL) ) (THEA 208) Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures (3) A performance-oriented class which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.

AAA S 211 (GH;US;IL) (HIST 211) The Emergence and Evolution of the Black Diaspora in the Atlantic World (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

AAA S 440 (US;IL) (I B 440, PL SC 440,) Globalization and Its Implications (3) This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.

AAA S 459 (IL) (PL SC 459) Culture and World Politics (3) Role of culture in world politics.

Agribusiness Management

AG BM 338 (IL) Agribusiness in the Global Economy (3) Managing agribusinesses in the global food industry, international food product marketing, key public institution and policies affecting food trade.

AG BM 438 Economics of Managing Global Agricultural & Food Systems (3) This course focuses on the economics of managing and coordinating production and marketing through vertical alliances (value chains) and horizontal networks in the global economy.

Agricultural Economics

AG EC 450 (IL) International Development, Renewable Resources, and the Environment (3) Theories of agricultural and economic development, with particular attention to interactions between development, renewable resources, and the environment.    

Anthropology

ANTH 455 Global Processes and Local Systems (3) Ethnographic, comparative, historic, evolutionary treatment of global economic, political, and cultural processes and their consequences for local systems. 

ANTH 476W (WMNST 476W) Anthropology of Gender (3) Cross-cultural construction of gender and sex roles; theories of gender construction; case studies and practical effects.

Arts and Architecture

A&A 100 (GA;IL) Introduction to International Arts (3) An interdisciplinary, multicultural introduction to the arts of the world.

Business Administration

B A 364Y (US;IL) International Business and Society (3) Business organizations and the sociocultural environment; current issues; corporate responsibility; international and multinational business environments.

Communication Arts and Sciences

CAS 471 (US;IL) Intercultural Communication Theory and Research (3) Intercultural and cross-cultural communication research theory and practice as applied within and across national boundaries.

Communications

COMM 410 (IL) International Mass Communications (3) The role of international media in communication among and between nations and people. Complement to COMM 419.

COMM 419 (US;IL) World Media Systems (3) Comparative study of modern media systems of mass communications in selected foreign countries.

COMM 491 International Telecommunications and Trade Policy (3) Development in the law, policy, and business of international telecommunications; emphasis on multilateral forums--International Telecommunications Union and World Trade Organization.

Community, Environment, and Development

CED 230 Development Issues in the Global Context (3) Exploration of issues related to economic development in national and international contexts, where key interrelationships between and among developed and developing regions are made explicit.

CED 410 The Global Seminar (3) Exploration of critical global issues relevant to sustainable development and the environment. Collaborative with other universities worldwide.

CED 420 (US;IL) (R SOC 420, WMNST 420) Women in Developing Countries (3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Comparative Literature

CMLIT 010 (GH;IL) The Forms of World Literature: A Global Perspective (3) The development of literature around the world--from epic, legend, lyric, etc. in the oral tradition to modern written forms.

CMLIT 011 (GH;IL) The Hero in World Literature (3) The figure of the hero/heroine examined in world literature as a vehicle for expressing social and cultural values.

CMLIT 100 (GH;IL) Introduction to Comparative Literature (3) Comparative approaches (studying international literary periods, themes, genres, etc.) and principles of literary interpretation introduced through readings representing various cultures.

CMLIT 101 (GH;US;IL) The Theme of Identity in World Literature: Race, Gender, and Other Issues of Diversity (3) Themes of gender and heritage, centrality and marginality, self and other, as expressed in literary works from around the world.

CMLIT 108 (GH;IL) Myths and Mythologies (3) World mythology: myths primarily of non-Western cultures, based on selected areas and traditions around the world.

CMLIT 406 (IL) Women and World Literature (3) Literature written by women, especially women from non-Western cultures; the spectrum of genres in which women writers have excelled.

CMLIT 410 (IL) Problems in Translation (3) Emphasizing literary translation, a study of the theoretical and practical problems encountered in the processes of translation, transmission, and interpretation.

CMLIT 438 (IL) Cultures in Globalization (3) Cultural and literary effects of the process of globalization, with an emphasis on world literatures and transnationalism.

CMLIT 480 (IL) The International Folktale (3) Traditional tales from various parts of the world: their origin, characteristics, forms; their transmission as oral narrative and written literature.

CMLIT 481 (IL) Theory and Techniques of World Folklore (3) Provides essential backgrounds to major folklore approaches and gives direction to the application of the most popular analytic methods.

Earth Sciences

EARTH 002 (GN) The Earth System and Global Change (3) An interdisciplinary introduction to the processes, interactions and evolution of the earth's biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere.

EARTH 100 (GN) Environment Earth (3) Natural processes and their relationship to anthropogenic influences. General principles of global cycles and the role they play in natural hazards, global warming, ozone depletion, etc.

EARTH 103 (GN) Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century (3) Climate predictions for the coming century are utilized to examine potential impacts on regions, sectors of society, and natural ecosystems.

Earth and Mineral Sciences

EM SC 101 (US;IL) Resource Wars (3) "Resource Wars" presents an analysis of natural resources and how competition for them shapes national and international cultures and geopolitics.

EM SC 301 Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries (3) The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of financial management and illustrate their global applications. 

EM SC 304 Global Management for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries (3) This class is designed to introduce students to modern management and organization strategies for resource businesses.  

EM SC 420 (SOC 420, S T S 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.

Economics

ECON 304  (GS) Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3) Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity.    

ECON 333 (GS) International Economics (3) Why nations trade, barriers to trade, balance of payments adjustment and exchange rate determination, eurocurrency markets, and trade-related institutions.   

ECON 370 (GS) Comparative Economic Development (3) Problems of growth and development in non-industrialized countries and in economies in transition; institutions and economic development.

ECON 413W Economic Growth and the Challenge of World Poverty (3) Economic prosperity in historical perspective; recent successes (East Asia, China, India); ongoing challenges (the bottom billion; sub-Saharan Africa).

ECON 415W The Economics of Global Climate Change (3) Evidence on climate change; economic models of the environment and market failure; cost-benefit analysis of policy options; carbon markets.

ECON 433 Advanced International Trade Theory and Policy (3) Causes/consequences of trade; effects of tariffs and quotas; strategic trade policy; political economy of trade restrictions and other topics.

ECON 434 International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics (3) Trade balance movements, exchange rate determination; monetary and fiscal policies in open economies; international policy coordination; the world monetary system.

ECON 437W Multinationals and the Globalization of Production (3) This course will focus on trade, multinationals and offshoring, and explore their implications for the U.S. and developing countries.

ECON 438W Winners and Losers from Globalization (3) The economic effects of globalization on individuals, governments, nation- states and business.

ECON 440 Trade and Labor Markets (3) International trade and its impacts on markets in industrialized and development economies; low-skilled workers in the emerging global economy.

ECON 470 (IL) International Trade and Finance (3) Economic analysis of why nations trade, barriers to trade, the international monetary system, and macroeconomic policy in an open economy.  

ECON 475W Migration and Development (3) Human Capital Approach to Migration; Economics of Family Migration; Evidence: Micro and Macro Perspectives; Migration Policies.

ECON 476W The Economics of Fertility in the Developing World (3) Demand for children, supply of children, and costs of fertility regulation; fertility transition; public policies to affect fertility.  

ECON 477 Labor Markets in Developing Countries (3) Labor demand and supply in developing countries; urban and rural labor markets, modern and informal sectors; policy issues.

Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering

EGEE 101A (GN;IL) (MATSE 101A) Energy and the Environment (3) Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.

Engineering

ENGR 420Y (US;IL) Design for Global Society (3) An interdisciplinary study of the engineering design process and the influence of society and culture on design.

English

ENGL 312 Globality and Literature (3) Examines relationships between literature and culture, through the study of major texts in English by writers of various cultures.

Finance

FIN 456 (IL) International Capital Markets (3) This course develops understanding of international capital markets by striking a balance between institutional details, theoretical foundation and practical application.

Forestry

FOR 488Y (IL) International Forestry (3) Forestry in global context, emphasizing developing countries: ecological, economic, technological, and political aspects.

Geography

GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL) Human Geography: An Introduction (3) Spatial perspective on human societies in a modernizing world; regional examples; use of space and environmental resources; elements of geographic planning.

GEOG 040 (GS;IL) World Regional Geography (3) Introduction to the world as an interdependent community built from unique and independent regions and nations.

GEOG 110 (GN) Climates of the World (3) Introduction to climatology, including principal processes of the global climatic system and their variation over space and time.

GEOG 120 (GS;US;IL) Urban Geography: A Global Perspective (3) Introduction to the geography of the world's cities and urban system.

GEOG 123 (GS;IL) Geography of Developing World (3) Patterns of poverty in poor countries; conventional and non-conventional explanations; focus on solutions; case studies of specific regions.

GEOG 124 (GS;IL) Elements of Cultural Geography (3) Locational analysis of changes in non-Western cultures. Problems of plural societies, economic development, population growth, and settlement.

GEOG 126 (GS;US;IL) Economic Geography (3) The location of economic activity at both macro- and micro-regional levels on the earth's surface.

GEOG 128 (GS;IL) Geography of International Affairs (3) Contemporary international affairs in their geographical setting; geographic elements in the development of national power, political groupings, and international disputes.

GEOG 310W Introduction to Global Climatic Systems (3) Introduction to global atmospheric circulation, including tropical, midlatitude and polar subsystems; ocean, land, cryospheric and urban climatic systems and interactions. 

GEOG 439 Property and the Global Environment (3) This course reviews theoretical and empirical relationships between multiple legal, economic, and cultural approaches to property, and environmental quality and conflicts.

GEOG 424 (US;IL) Geography of the Global Economy (3) Focus on industrial location theory, factors in industrial location, studies of selected industries and problems of industrial development.

GEOG 429 (US) Global Urbanization (3) This course reflects critically on a number of issues related to global urbanization, including the culture and political economy of urban space.

GEOG 438W Human Dimensions of Global Warming (3) Human dimensions of global environmental change: human causes; human adaptations; and policy implications of global warming.

Health Policy and Administration

H P A 401 (IL) Comparative Health Systems (3) Comparative analysis of health services in selected developed and developing countries.

History

HIST 010 (GH;IL) World History I (3) Human origins; early civilizations; major political and intellectual developments on all continents; cultural interrelationships to 1500. 

HIST 011 (GH;IL) World History II (3) Social, economic, and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1500 to the present.  

HIST 211 (GH;US;IL) (AAAS 211) The Emergence and Evolution of the Black Diaspora in the Atlantic World (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

HIST 320 Contemporary World History and Issues (3) Aspects of global history in 20th and 21st centuries and study of selected trends and controversies.

HIST 462 The Twentieth Century City (3) Political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in American cities from 1880 to 2000.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management

HRIM 415 International Cuisine (3) Cooking and eating practices of cultures around the world, including historical, religious, cultural, geographic, and political influences on each cuisine.  

Human Development and Family Studies

HD FS 469U (IL) Family Change in the Global Economy (3) Exploration of how family life, quality, and structures in each region of the world are affected by the new global economy.

Information Sciences and Technology

IST 341 (US;IL) Human Diversity in the Global Information Technology (3) Globalization, human diversity and their impacts on IT products, work, workforce, and the knowledge economy and social inclusion in general.

IST 442 (IL) Information Technology in an International Context (3) International concepts to improve strategies for the design, dissemination, and use of information technology.

IST 445H Globalization Trends and World Issues (3) This course covers trends in globalization and their influence on U.S. policy making as well as the role of the U.S. in international issues.

Information Systems

INSYS 100 (GS;IL) World Technologies and Learning (3) This course examines the impact of learning technologies from email to online learning on world cultures from a socio-technical perspective.

International Agriculture

INTAG 100 (GS;IL) Introduction to International Agriculture (3) Survey of agriculture and food production in developing countries; focus on small traditional farmers, their methods, and socioeconomic environment.

International Business

I B 403 International Business and National Policies (3) Evaluation of national economic policies in the light of international economic theory; their impacts on operations of the international business firm.

I B 404 Contemporary Issues in International Business (3) Investigation of issues in international business practice interpreted from the foundations of the social sciences. Topics will be chosen from contemporary issues in global business and economics.

I B 411 International Business (3) Analysis of business firms in international environments; effect of international economic, political, and sociocultural factors on multinational business operations.

I B 440 (US;IL) (PL SC 440, AAA S 440) Globalization and Its Implications (3) This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.

I B 497A International Business in Emerging Nations (3) This course provides an overview of the international business strategy and economic environment of emerging Asian nations with special focus on China, India and South East Asia. It uses a selective group of other geographic areas and the United States as a basis for comparing these emerging business models.

International Studies

INTST 100 (GS;IL) Introduction to International Studies (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.

INTST 400 (IL) Seminar in International Studies (3) An upper-division seminar focusing on one or two critical international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective; individual projects. 

INTST 493 International Studies (3) Selected topics in International Studies.

Kinesiology

KINES 446 (IL) History of Sport in the Modern World (3) History of sport in modern world, ca. A.D. 1500 to present; concentrates on role of sport in societies outside United States.

Labor and Employment Relations

LER 400 (IL) Comparative Employment Relations Systems (3) Analysis of structure and elements of employment relations systems in developed and developing areas.

Management

MGMT 331 Management and Organization (3) Designing organizations to effectively manage new technologies, structures, and people in changing global contexts.

MGMT 461 (IL) International Management (3) Examines issues of nations and cultures including motivation, communication, negotiation, leadership, ethics and social responsibility, and women in management.

Marketing

MKTG 445 (IL) Global Marketing (3) Role of international marketing in the global environment; political, economic, geographic, historical, cultural conditions; developing and implementing international marketing strategies.

Materials Science and Engineering

MATSE 101A (GN;IL) (EGEE 101A) Energy and the Environment (3) Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.

Mining

MNG 400 (IL) Mining and Our Environment (3) For nonmining students. Nontechnical treatment of mining methods, practices, and role in today's civilization; socioeconomic and environmental problems.

Music

MUSIC 009 (GA;IL) Introduction to World Musics (3) An overview of the music of India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, and the Middle East.

MUSIC 312 Performance of Diverse Musical Styles (1) Exploration of world instruments and singing through performance and study.

MUSIC 460 Teaching Musical Cultures (2) Exploration of the world's musical cultures and the implication of and procedures for teaching multicultural music. Limited to upper division music majors or permission of program.

Nutrition

NUTR 430 (IL) (S T S 430) Global Food Strategies: Problems and Prospects for Reducing World Hunger (3) Technological, social, and political solutions to providing basic food needs; food resources, population, and the environment; current issues.

Philosophy

PHIL 437 (IL) World Philosophies and Cultures (3) Philosophical traditions, problems, and authors in African, Asian, Middle- Eastern, Native American, or other non-Western cultures and intellectual traditions.

Political Science

PL SC 003 (GS;IL) Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) Introduction to study of comparative government and politics: normative/ empirical theories; government functions in modern societies; representative structures and processes.

PL SC 014 (GS;IL) International Relations (3) Characteristics of modern nation-states and forces governing their international relations; nationalism; imperialism; diplomacy; current problems of war and peace.

PL SC 022 (IL) Politics of the Developing Areas (3) The impact of colonialism, nationalism, and development policy on the political culture, structure, and transformation of post-colonial regimes.

PL SC 135 (GS) (S T S 135) The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.

PL SC 150 The North-South Challenge (3) Analysis of issues which separate the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and their importance for U.S. relations with the Third World.

PL SC 140 (GS) Contemporary Controversies in International Relations (3) Contemporary issues of international security presented rigorously using analytical tools of international relations and political science.

PL SC 404 Topics in International Politics (3) An examination of the geographical factors underlying and affecting the relationships between states.

PL SC 411W Principles of International Cooperation (3) An exploration of the forces that make conflict, or cooperation, more likely in international relations.

PL SC 412 International Political Economy (3) The transnational politics of trade, investment, aid, raw materials, and the environment; nation-states, multinational corporations, and the U.N.

PL SC 415 International Organization: Political and Security Functions (3) Theory and evolution of international organization; political and security functions of the United Nations and regional organizations.

PL SC 416 International Negotiations (3) The study of international negotiations from a strategic perspective.

PL SC 418 International Relations Theory (3) A survey of traditional and contemporary conceptual frameworks and theoretical approaches for the analysis of international relations.

PL SC 437 War in World Politics (3) Causes, resolution, and consequences of crises and wars; testing theories of conflict using both case and statistical studies.

PL SC 440 (US;IL) (AAA S 440, I B 440) Globalization and Its Implications (3) This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.

PL SC 441 Transnational Corporations and Other Organizations in International Relations (3) Analysis of the effects of transnational actor behavior on international relations.

PL SC 459 (IL) (AAA S 459) Culture and World Politics (3) Role of culture in world politics.

PL SC 481 Global Political Economy (3) This course examines states, markets, power, production, and the relations between the various transnational agents who act in these areas.

PL SC 487 International Law and Organizations (3) Major topics and issues of international law with special attention to institutional arrangements (international organizations) through which that law operates.

Religious Studies

RL ST 001 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to World Religions (3) An historical and comparative survey of the principal beliefs and practices of the world's major religions.

RL ST 101 (GH;IL) Comparative Religion (3) Comparative or historical analysis of religious factors--worship, theology, ethics, scriptures, etc., in two or more religious traditions.

RL ST 401 (IL) Studies in Comparative Religion (3) An intensive study of comparable phenomena from two or more religious traditions. 

Rural  Sociology 

R SOC 420 (US;IL) (CED 420, WMNST 420) Women in Developing Countries (3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Science, Technology, and Society

S T S 130 World Food Problems (1-3) Critical examination of data sources, issues, and perspectives concerning contributions of science, technology, and society in resolving world food problems.

S T S 135 (GS) (PL SC 135) The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.

S T S 201 (GN) Climate Change, Energy, and Biodiversity (3) Studies of global warming, energy options, and biodiversity; their interrelations as sciences and as societal issues.

S T S 245 (GS;IL) Globalization, Technology, and Ethics (3) An investigation of technology and ethics in the globalized world from contemporary, socio-cultural, and historical perspectives.

S T S 420 (EM SC 420, SOC 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.

Sociology

SOC 420  (EM SC 420, S T S 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.

SOC 422 World Population Diversity (3) Survey of world diversity in national population growth/composition; the impacts of demographic change on the economic/social life of nations/people.

SOC 424 Social Change (3) Critical review of classical and recent theories of social change, emphasizing the transformations occurring in the modern world.

SOC 429 Social Stratification (3) Structure and dynamics of class, caste, and status systems; class differentials and social mobility; current theoretical and methodological issues.

SOC 430 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) Sociological analysis of family systems in various cultures and subcultures.

SOC 447 Environment, Energy, and Society (3) Sociological perspectives on causes and consequences of natural resource scarcity and pollution, with emphasis on environmental policies in industrial societies.

SOC 454 (US) The City in Postindustrial Society (3) Postindustrial social organization in the United States and Europe; consequences for metropolitan social stratification, community power, and environmental quality.

Supply Chain Management

Theatre

THEA 208 (GA;US;IL) (AAA S 208) Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures (3) A performance-oriented class which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.

Women’s Studies

WMNST 102 (GH;IL) (AAA S 102) Women of Color: Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) Global examination of value systems of women of color; attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries. 

WMNST 420 (US;IL) (CED 420, R SOC 420) Women in Developing Countries (3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

WMNST 476W (ANTH 476W) Anthropology of Gender (3) Cross-cultural construction of gender and sex roles; theories of gender construction; case studies and practical effects.