The Global Studies path provides students an opportunity to explore how global and transnational processes bring people together across the globe. It prompts students to examine how their lives affect and are affected by globalization. Through interdisciplinary coursework students will be introduced to definitions of globalization and key concepts related to globalizing trends. Students will explore political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of contemporary globalization, the historical antecedents of globalization, and the diverse consequences of globalization including how it influences traditional culture, identity, media, markets, the boundaries and power of nation-states, and the environment.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to define globalization and key concepts related to globalizing trends and recognize a variety of globalized political, economic, socio-cultural, and aesthetic forms.
2.Students will be able to discuss the political, economic, socio-cultural and/or historical underpinnings of globalization.
3. Students will be able to analyze the diverse consequences of globalization including its impacts on various social formations (e.g. identity, culture, art, communities, media, markets, nation-states, among other examples) and/or the environment.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of and respect for the value of human diversity.
5. Students will be able to display an understanding of their responsibility as global citizens.
6. Students will develop frameworks and strategies to more efficiently and effectively learn about global issues.
Faculty coordinator: Suzanne Scheld
Department of Anthropolgy