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Course Descriptions

GLS 100 - Introduction to Global Studies

3 Credits

Individuals, local communities, business enterprises, and nation-states are today inextricably involved in and affected by global relationships. This course provides an overview of the emergence and characteristics of global, social, economic, political, and ecological interdependence, particularly as these developments are affected by rapid social and technological change. In analyzing global problems, students evaluate conventional interpretations, refine analytical frameworks, and consider alternative strategies for coping with planetary issues. Students also assess their individual needs in the context of human survival and global interdependence. A student may earn credit for SOC 210 or GLS 100, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.

Learning Attributes: WR, GR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-OWC - Other World Civilizations (SOW2)

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain the process of globalization.
2.Explain the historical context of the Global North and Global South.
3.Discuss global interdependence through an informed perspective of global economics.
4.Discuss global interdependence through an informed perspective of global politics.
5.Discuss global interdependence through an informed perspective of global culture.
6.Discuss global institutions that inform global interdependence.
7.Analyze a specific global interdependent relationship between two countries or two global regions based on historical or current research.
8.Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022