Global Studies (GLBS)

GLBS 115 Global Citizenship 1.0 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 225 Global Issues 3.0 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 230 Global Changemakers 3.0 SH [GESS]

This course explores what it means to be a global changemaker through examining the lives, qualities, and leadership styles of individuals whose ideas have had a global impact.

GLBS 235 International Organizations 3.0 SH [  ]

This course introduces students to the roles that major international organizations play in addressing global issues and to the controversies surrounding these organizations. Organizations covered may include the United Nations, World Bank, IMF, and regional international organizations.

GLBS 250 Contemporary Global Topics 2.0-3.0 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 270 World Focus Seminar 1.0 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.
Field of Study Restrictions: Global Perspectives, Global Studies Majors and/or Minors only.

GLBS 275 Transformative Mediation & ADR 3.0 SH [GESS]

This course introduces students to Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques with a specific focus on Mediation. Students learn deep-reading techniques, critical thinking and evaluation of data, detailed nuances of interpersonal communication, persuasion and negotiation. True peacemaking brings parties together in a non-adversarial atmosphere and uses language and techniques that demonstrate impartiality, confidentiality, creativity, and flexibility. The goal is harmonious resolution.

GLBS 315 Strategies to Global Solutions 3.0 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 or SUS 151.
Class Level Restriction: Sophomore and Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 320 Development & Underdevelopment 3.0 SH [  ]

This course enables students to analyze the complex problem of global poverty. The course will consider historical, political, economic, social, and cultural factors that contribute to poverty in developing countries, as well as approaches to development.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 350 Nonprofits: Theory & Practice 3.0 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.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 405 Internship 1.0-6.0 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 410 Global Citizenship Project 1.0-3.0 SH [  ]

An independent, student-designed project under faculty supervision that results in growth in the knowledge, attitudes, and skills associated with global citizenship. May be offered for variable credit from one to three semester hours. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6 semester hours.
Prerequisite: GLBS 115.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

GLBS 431 Worldography 3.0 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 440 Global Studies Capstone 3.0 SH [  ]

Individual research and writing on a complex, global issue and its potential solutions. Course work culminates in a significant research paper.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.