First-year students are welcome in our two introductory courses in global studies. In different ways, both courses help prepare students for the intercultural and globalized world of the 21st century.
GS 101: Introduction to Global Studies I: Political Economy (SS) places the global economy in a broad political and historical context. We focus on the global processes that affect ordinary people’s lives around the world and on the social movements that respond to globalization.
GS 102: Introduction to Global Studies II: Race, Culture, and Identity leads students through a global exploration of identity and culture. We focus on the relationships among race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and other identities, all with the goal of helping students begin to see themselves as members of an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
We also occasionally offer other courses at the 100 and 200 level that are open to first-year students, particularly those who have some background in global studies and feel prepared to take on more advanced work in a particular topic area.
Courses offered this fall appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats, are:
- GS 101: Introduction to Global Studies I: Political Economy (SS)
- GS/CLAS 102: Introduction to Global Studies II: Race, Culture & Identity
- GS/HIST 160: Introduction to the Islamic World (HU)
- GS/ASIA 222: Asian Political Economy in the Global Age