Global Studies (GLST)

GLST 1713 World Regional Geography (IS)

Description: A regional approach to the study of human societies and activities around the world, with emphasis on contemporary environmental, demographic, cultural, political, and economic characteristics in each region (e.g. Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Southeast Asia). Same course as GEOG 1713.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 2002 Global Sustainability

Description: This course examines questions of sustainability and sustainable development in a global context from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Emphasis is placed on how different dimensions of sustainability interact, and how those interactions are shaped by regional context in a globalized world. Through discussion of policy and current environmental issues around the world, students will learn to analyze relationships and tradeoffs between humans and their environment. Same course as GEOG 2002.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

GLST 2103 Global Perspectives (IS)

Description: Introduces students to the cultural, economic, and political aspects of globalization and global issues. Emphasizes the relationship between tradition and change, the interconnectedness of people, places, and institutions, aspects of social and economic development, and the evolving role of technology in creating and sustaining a globalized world. Also introduces students to possible career options. Same course as GEOG 2103.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3713 Exploring North America and Diversity (DS)

Description: This course presents a regional analysis of the United States and Canada, including physical and cultural landscapes, population and migration trends, regional development, natural resources, and U.S.-Canada relations as well as global relations. In addition, it emphasizes diversity in both countries, with special attention to those geographies of under-represented and minority groups in the U.S. Same course as GEOG 3713.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3723 Europe (IS)

Description: This course examines the cultural, economic, and natural diversity of Europe in relation to globalization, climate change, and popular culture. Basic geographic concepts such as migration, region, and culture will be linked to European current events. Students will learn to properly utilize online sources to understand current European issues and their relationship to other countries and regions around the world. Same course as GEOG 3723.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3733 Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)

Description: A regional survey course of Eurasia extending from Central Europe to Western Siberia. Central and Southwest Asia will not be considered in this course. Thematic contemporary issues in the region will be covered, including topics on culture, politics, social issues, economic development, and others. Same course as GEOG 3733.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3743 Latin America (IS)

Description: A regional analysis of physical, cultural and economic features of historic and contemporary Latin America. Key themes include people and environment, development and change, government and conflict, and globalization and social change. Same course as GEOG 3743.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3753 Asia (IS)

Description: A regional survey course of Asia from Pakistan in the west to the Asian littoral in the east, including Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Central and Southwest Asia will not be considered in this course. Regionally, Asia will be approached through examination of two great cultural focal points: India and China. Thematic contemporary issues in Asia will be covered, including topics on culture, politics, social issues, economic development, and others. Same course as GEOG 3753.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3763 Africa (IS)

Description: An exploration of the patterns and impact of population, cultural heritage, and natural resources to build an understanding and experience with Africa. Historic and contemporary relationships between Africa and Western civilization. Key themes include traditions and lifeways, development and change, government and conflict, and people and environment. Same course as GEOG 3763.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3783 The Middle East (IS)

Description: A regional analysis of the Arab, Persian and Turkic lands that builds an understanding and experience with the Middle East. Historic and contemporary patterns highlight both tradition and modernity. Key themes include lifeways and social change, development and globalization, international relations and conflict, and natural resources and environment. Same course as GEOG 3783.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 3793 Australia and the Pacific Realm (IS)

Description: Study of Australia, New Zealand, and the island regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Course examines the cultural and natural diversity of these regions in relation to globalization, climate change, and popular culture. Course covers enduring cultural traditions, legacies of external involvement, changing livelihoods and landscapes, and the region's role in global affairs. Same course as GEOG 3793.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

GLST 4443 Sustainable Tourism and Geography

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course examines sustainable tourism from a cultural and environmental perspective. It discusses concepts and theories of sustainability and tourism, including human rights, environmental justice, and ethics, emphasizing the global environmental and social effects and possibilities of tourism. The course addresses management concepts, sectoral approaches, transport and mobility themes, and emerging issues in the context of sustainability. May not be used for degree credit with GEOG 4443 and HRAD 4183.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Geography

GLST 4513 Senior Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and advisor.

Description: Designed specifically for Global Studies majors. Relates coursework in the major to career plans. In consultation with faculty, students choose to complete an internship, a study abroad, or a research project. Students prepare a portfolio and give an oral presentation based on their project and experience.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Geography