Global Studies (GLBS)

GLBS 115Global Citizenship1.0 SH[  ]

This course introduces students to both the Global Studies major and the concept of global citizenship which is one of the learning outcomes for the Global Studies major. Students will discuss various definitions, values, and practices of a global citizen and will define the concept for themselves.
Class Level Restriction: Freshman and Sophomore only.

GLBS 225Global Issues3.0 SH[  ]

This course introduces students to issues that are global in scope and that raise complex problems that need to be considered with the concepts and tools of more than one discipline.
Class Level Restriction: Freshman and Sophomore and Junior only.

GLBS 250Contemporary Global Topics2.0-3.0 SH[  ]

This course is an exploration of a contemporary topic or issue in Global Studies. The course will examine both factors that make this issue complex as well as potential solution-oriented strategies for this issue. Title extended to identify current topic. May be taken more than once provided topics differ. Only one 3SH course may count toward the Global Studies major/minor.

GLBS 270World Focus Seminar1.0 SH[  ]

In this course, students develop an awareness of the major problems of the world and the way in which these problems are interconnected through the study of geography and current events. May be taken four times up to a total of four semester hours.

GLBS 315Strategies to Global Solutions3.0 SH[  ]

This course introduces students to strategies that could be used to solve complex, global issues. These strategies include the lenses of social innovation, systems thinking, transdisciplinary thinking; problem solving; and intercultural communication. Students first study a complex, global issue of their choice and then create their own project-based social innovation for this issue.
Prerequisite: GLBS 225.
Class Level Restriction: Sophomore and Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 350Nonprofits: Theory & Practice3.0 SH[  ]

This course introduces students to the U.S. and international nonprofit sectors including historical and social foundations, best practices and theories within the sector, and major trends. As a service learning course, students are required to volunteer with a local nonprofit while enrolled in this course.
Class Level Restriction: Sophomore and Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 405Internship1.0-6.0 SH[  ]

This course provides an opportunity to gain practical experience in fields related to Global Studies. Includes field sponsor supervision, journals, colleague interviews, and final research paper. Title will be extended to describe the topic. May be offered for variable credit from one to six semester hours. May be repeated once for a total of 6 SH if internship sites differ.

GLBS 431Worldography3.0 SH[  ]

A seminar involving critical reading and discussion of outstanding books on different world-encompassing issues. A set of criteria is applied to each book to determine its effectiveness. Open only to Global Studies majors.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only
Field of Study Restrictions: Global Studies Majors only.

GLBS 435Capstone Proposal3.0 SH[  ]

A seminar in which students select and research a capstone topic, critically analyze appropriate sources for these topics, and write a formal proposal for their capstones.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only
Field of Study Restrictions: Global Studies Majors only.

GLBS 440Global Studies Capstone3.0 SH[  ]

Individual research and writing on the research question developed in GLBS 435. Course work culminates in a significant research paper and/or project.
Prerequisite: GLBS 435.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.