Global Perspectives Courses

List of Courses:
  • 225 - Global Studies I
    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.
  • 226 - Global Studies II
    This course introduces students to how a complex global problem is approached differently by three or more disciplines in terms of questions asked, theoretical perspectives applied, methods used to gather data and research a question, and recommendations proposed. Students also develop an individual plan of study for completing their global perspectives major or minor. Prerequisite: GLBL 225.
  • 270 - World Focus Seminar
    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.
  • 431 - Worldography
    A seminar involving critical reading and discussion of eight outstanding books on different world-encompassing issues. Seminar conducted by selected faculty. Open only to global perspectives majors.
  • 497 - Research Methods
    Research preparation for the capstone project in global perspectives. Students work extensively with research methodologies, library, and Internet resources. Work culminates in a proposal for capstone research. Open only to global perspectives majors.
  • 498 - Research Capstone Seminar
    Individual research and writing on the research question developed in GLBL 497. Course work culminates in a research paper or project conducted under the supervision of faculty advisor(s) and evaluated by the global perspectives faculty. Prerequisite: GLBL 497.

I feel that global perspectives is a truly liberal arts major. All the courses [have] helped me to be a much more thoughtful person, never accepting just one side of a story or one way of doing things, but knowing there are multiple ways to approach a problem.