Why global studies?
Global Studies minors examine issues by comparing various areas of the world. This minor increases students' abilities to think on a large scale, yet challenges them to discover how things like music, politics and climate change effect diverse populations, including themselves.
Goes great with:
- History/Socail Science
- Human Services
- International Business
- Social Science
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(From the 2013-15 Catalog)
A. All of the following:
A general introduction to the study of human culture. Topics: anthropology as an academic discipline, nature of human language, human culture, history of anthropological thought, and human social organizations. (Offered every spring semester).
A general introduction to the study of geography, with special emphasis on linking geographyﾒs basic concepts to the realms and major regions of the world. (Offered every semester.)
This course is an introduction to global history since 1500. It focuses on the development of the major societies of Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and also on the interactions between these societies, including trade, colonization, biological exchange, migration, the spread of technology, world war and genocide. The course also is an introduction to the discipline of history and to the skills of critical reading, critical analysis, and effective communication.
This course examines the basic structures of the international system including: 1) states, nations, transnationals, international organizations, diplomacy, etc.; 2) global issues including: war/peace, deterrence, arms control, political economy, trade, human rights, peace- keeping, etc.; and, 3) global ideas: sovereignty, nationalism, modernization, etc. This course deals extensively with the contemporary international system and the issues arising from the limitations of power in international affairs. Students apply this knowledge in a United Nations simulation.
Offered fall semester.
This course examines how different types of countries, i.e., established democracies, transitioning nations, and non-democracies, are governed. The course examines first the broader trends and concepts about political systems and then engages in more in-depth case studies on a number of countries representing different regions, colonial and post- colonial experiences, levels of economic development, and government types.
Offered spring semester.
B. One of the following:
Statistical techniques which are commonly used in all areas of business are studied. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, regression, and non-parametric statistics. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate use of each procedure and on communicating the results of statistical techniques to others.
Prerequisite: mathematics competency. Credit is not granted for this course and any of the following: B392, ST132 or ST232.
This course is designed to develop student facility in the use of statistical methods and the understanding of statistical concepts. The course takes a practical approach based on statistical examples taken from everyday life. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics, an intuitive introduction to probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, regression and correlation. Appropriate technology is used to perform the calculations for many applications, and correspondingly an emphasis is placed on interpreting the results of statistical procedures. Credit is not granted for this course and any of the following: BU215, B392 or ST232.
Prerequisite: mathematics competency.
This course is designed to provide the basic ideas and techniques of statistics. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics, an intuitive introduction to probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, regression and correlation. This course makes significant use of appropriate technology. Topics in this course are treated at a higher mathematical level than they are treated in ST132. Credit is not granted for this course and any of the following: BU215, B392 or ST132.
Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: departmental placement or minimum C grade in M148.
M115 College Algebra
C. Language Requirement:
One year or equivalent of college level modern language
|Social Science Chair & Political Science Program Coordinator|
|David Lynch, Ph.D.
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