Global Studies

GS 001: Introduction to Global Studies
4 credits 
Globalization - the historical and continuing integration of peoples, cultures, markets and nations - is the defining characteristic of our century. It brings with it advantages and disadvantages, surfeit and suffering. In this interdisciplinary course, the foundation of the Global Studies major, students will be introduced to a variety of historical, critical and analytical perspectives, methods and vocabularies for continued study of globalization and social change. Priority given to CAS freshmen and sophomores.
Attribute/Distribution: SS
 
GS/POLS 003: Comparative Politics
4 credits
The political systems of foreign countries; approaches to the study of comparative politics.
Attribute/Distribution: SS
 
GS/HIST/LALS 049: The True Road to El Dorado: Colonial Latin America
4 credits 
Examines the initial encounters of peoples of Iberian and African origins with the indigenous civilizations of the Western Hemisphere. Explores the development of a colonial economy and its global reach. Focuses on the birth of a distinctive Latin American society and culture, with attention to the Latin American patriots who fought for their freedom. No prior knowledge of Latin American history required.
Attribute/Distribution: SS 
 
GS/ASIA/REL 077: The Islamic Tradition
4 credits
A thematic introduction to Islamic history, doctrine and practice. Topics include: Qur’an; prophecy and sacred history; ritual practices; community life; legal interpretation; art and aesthetics; mysticism; politics and polemics. 
Attribute/Distribution: HU