Critical Issues in Global Affairs

GLOBAL
101
Instructors
Knezevic, J. (PI)
Kuhns, K. (PI)
Section Number
1
It is often stated that we live in a global age. What does this mean? How new is this phenomenon? What does it mean to think about the human experience from a global perspective? And, why does it matter? In this course, we will examine globalism and globalization in historical and contemporary contexts; engage with theoretical frameworks and a range of case studies from a variety of national/regional contexts; and use these to analyze global economic, political, environmental, and socio-cultural networks, trends, and issues, exploring the interconnectedness of the local and the global. We will consider how universal is the human experience and how the answer to this question might impact the future of humanity. (This is the gateway course for students wishing to pursue a Global Studies minor in one of six specializations: African, European, Islamic, Iranian, Latin American, and South Asian studies.)
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
WAY-SI
Units
3
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Foundations
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
9:45 AM
End Time
11:15 AM
Location
Encina Commons 123