We urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major.
ANTHRO 104: Culture, Society and People: The nature of culture and its role in creating forms of social, economic, and political life in diverse historical and geographical contexts. Readings drawn from contemporary ethnographies of various peoples, analyzing the persistence of cultural diversity in the midst of global social and socioeconomic forces.
JOURNAL 310: Going Global; Changes in International Journalism: This course explores the challenges and issues facing journalists covering global affairs. Students will learn about intercultural communication, overcoming biases in reporting, and the use of social media as a platform for news reporting.
POLISCI 121: World Politics: Introduction to the principles and practices of international relations in the political, military, economic, and environmental realms. Study of the development of the contemporary system to explore the effects of the structure of the international system, the institutions through which states conduct their relations, and domestic characteristics on the relations among states
SUSTCOMM 125 - Global Cities & Global Issues: Cities are dynamic organisms whose inhabitants require food, water, shelter, safety, commerce, leadership, and equity. For most people, the city can be a wonderful place to live in. For persons without privilege, the necessary goods and services that are require for a quality life may be lacking. In this course, students will note that every village, town, city, or mega-city has some type of challenge. By examining cities within a global context, students should recognize that any challenge can also be viewed as an opportunity for implementing positive change. As such, we examine global cities in order to ask a central question: what does it mean to be an active and engaged citizen living in any city, town, or village?
LEGAL 465 - Globalization: The globalization of law, culture, and politics. Competing arguments about the meaning and effects of globalization. Topics include economic globalization, the nature of international law, the influence of the U.S., human rights and refugee protection, the United Nations, and the implications of the rise of the Internet and other global communication media.
ANTHRO 262 - Introduction to the Cultures of Europe: Examines cultural processes at work in contemporary Europe, with special emphasis on the political and economic relations of the nation-state to subnational units and identities, defined variably on the bases of ethnicity, region, religion, language, and class.
ECON 366 - Economic Development: Theories of economic growth applied to Third World countries. Classical and Neoclassical economic theories and structural/historical theories. Topics such as the role of foreign investment and multinational corporations, and strategies of industrialization and employment creation, and rural development.