Global Cultures

Minor or BGS/LIBS Concentration Only

The minor or concentration in Global Cultures helps students understand global systems and processes in different world regions. Deeper understanding of global change and the interdependence of the United States with the rest of the world is important to students who wish to be well informed about the contemporary world and prepared for jobs that are affected by global dynamics.

A minor in Global Cultures provides a useful complement to students majoring in a number of different areas in any of the four colleges on campus. Students wishing to study or work abroad, students working with populations from different parts of the world, and students simply wishing to expand their horizons to a more global scale, will all benefit from combining their area of study with the Global Cultures minor.

A minor or concentration consists of 15 hours of upper-level credits from the following:

Core Area I
GLOC 301Intro to Global Cultures3
or COMM 430 International Communications
Core Area II
Choose four courses from at least two groups:12
Group 1: Global Mediated Cultures (CAGG):
Culture and Int'l Business
Anthropology of Latin America
Anth Persp on the Middle East
Anthropology of Europe
Language and Society
Religion and Culture
Public Comm and Culture Stdies
International Communications
Gender and Media Studies
Gender and Globalization
Mapping Our World
Late Imperial China
Traditional China
History of Modern China
Modern Japan
The Contmp World, 1945-Present
Intell Hist of Modern Europe
Modern Middle East, 1918-1945
Postwar European Cinema
Gender,Sex,Powr Screen Studies
World Englishes
Italian Culture Civilization
Images of Women in Germany
Group 2: Gender and Multicultural Issues (CAGD):
Culture and Int'l Business
Anthropology of Latin America
Anth Persp on the Middle East
Anthropology of Europe
Language and Society
Religion and Culture
Immigrant Cultures and Gender
Urban Voices: France and Italy
International Communications
Gender and Media Studies
Gender and Globalization
20C/21C Women Authors
Economic Geography
Political Geography
Political Islam
Late Imperial China
Traditional China
History of Modern China
Modern Japan
The Contmp World, 1945-Present
Women&Islam Mid East to 1900
Eur and Intern'l Econ History
Intell Hist of Modern Europe
Modern Middle East, 1918-1945
Writing Women in Renaissance
Postwar European Cinema
The European Union
Images of Women in Germany
Pol of the Developing Areas
Problems in Intl Politics
Middle East Politics
International Security Affairs
Genocide
Gender, Pwr & Intl Development
Group 3: Migration and Diasporas (CAGN):
Topics in AAAS
Intro to Postcolonial Studies
Immigrant Cultures and Gender
Urban Voices: France and Italy
20C/21C Women Authors
Economic Geography
Political Geography
Political Islam
Postwar European Cinema
The European Union
This American Life
Pol of the Developing Areas
Problems in Intl Politics
Middle East Politics
International Security Affairs
Genocide
Group 4: American Studies in the Global Age (CAGO):
Corporate Responsibility
Comparat. American Identities
Public Comm and Culture Stdies
Advanced Exposition
Topics in Composition
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Global Climate Change
Multicult in School and Soc
Immigration in America
The US in the Middle East
Seminar: International Bus
American English
World Englishes
This American Life
Glbl Mrkting&Consumr Cultre
America in a Global Society
Total Credit Hours15

Note:

  1. The same course cannot be used in more than one group.
  2. Students studying a foreign language can include up to two of the following upper level courses in the four courses required for Core Area II (however, as noted above, courses from at least two different groups 1-4 above must be included as well)
ARBC (CAAG)
ARBC 305Language of Business3
ARBC 331Survey of Arabic Literature3
ARBC 332Arabic Cinema3
ARBC 335Arabic Civilization3
ARBC 350Arabic Literature and Culture3
ARBC 351Contemporary Arabic Literature3
FREN (CAFG)
FREN 305Language of Business3
FREN 306Cult Intro to French Business3
FREN 332French Cinema3
FREN 336French Civilization of Past3
FREN 337France in the 20th Century3
FREN 338France of Today3
FREN 339Francophone Lit and Civil3
FREN 375Parisian Itineraries3
FREN 388Socio-Cltrl Iss Contemp France3
GER (CARG)
GER 305German for the Professions3
GER 306Cross-Cult Comptncy&Professns3
GER 374The History of German Cinema3
GER 376Contemporary German Cultures3
GER 377German Culture & Civilization3
GER 390Topics in German3
GER 399Ind Studies in German Lit1-3
GER 490Topics in German Lit and Civ3-4
SPAN (CASG)
SPAN 305Language of Business3
SPAN 356Spanish Civilization and Cult3
SPAN 357Latin American Civiliztn Cult3
SPAN 358Spain in the Twentieth Century3
SPAN 450Hispanic Cinema3
SPAN 465Contemporary Spanish Lit3

GLOC 234     Japanese Economy & Business     3 Credit Hours

In this course, students can obtain fundamental knowledge on stylized facts of Japanese economy as compared with those in the US and some other countries, and understand economic theories to put profound interpretations on them. Stylized facts seem to be old and some of them may have been obsolete, although they contain essential logical points. However, they are still useful for understanding Japanese economic systems. Thus, students are required to discuss current conditions on Japanese economy and firm system, considering stylized facts and theoretical backgrounds. It is essential to distinguish between changing phenomena and unchanged principles. Students have an opportunity to take a tour to a factory in a leading company. In the final class, students have to give team presentations and individually submit a short essay on the topics provided or the ones they come up with. As for the structure of the classes, we cover fundamental stylized facts, economic theories (or theoretical frameworks), and data analyses (historically and currently). This course is composed of three parts: (1) Japanese economic system, (2) Japanese firm system and (3) Japanese macroeconomic conditions.

GLOC 301     Intro to Global Cultures     3 Credit Hours

The course introduces students to the various concepts and notions attached to the phenomenon known as globalization from several disciplinary approaches including history, political science, economic, cultural geography, environmental sciences, and anthropology. It, then, delves in to an in-depth examination of globalization and its ideologies, particularly the consensus as well as the controversies it engenders. The course particularly focuses on the relation between globalization and culture.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

GLOC 325     Political Islam     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed as an introduction to the main issues and themes in the study of political Islam and Muslim Politics, providing a broad overview of the pertinent key concepts and issues. It provides a historical approach to the study of political Islam, and touches upon the nineteenth century Islamic revivalism. It also explores diversity in contemporary Islamic thought and global Islamist movements.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally