Global Studies Sample Schedule/Paradigm A guide for completing your Global Studies major+ More The paradigm below is one example of how this major may be completed. Students may use their elective credits to explore other majors or to enroll in skill-building courses in mathematics, reading, writing and/or study skills. With planning, students may use these credits to complete a minor, enroll in a practicum or internship, or study abroad. Freshman Year - Fall *LCT140 First Year Seminar 3 E120 English Composition 3 Foreign Language (major requirement - 2 years or equivalent) 4 General Education Content Area 3 Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits: 16 Freshman Year - Spring *ST132 Reasoning with Statistics (Area QS) 3 PS320 Comparative Politics 3 Foreign Language (major requirement - 2 years or equivalent) 4 General Education Content Area 3 Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits: 16 Sophomore Year - Fall LCT225 Perspectives (may be taken spring semester) 3 PS313 International Politics 3 GE305 Geography 3 Foreign Language (major requirement - 2 years or equivalent) 4 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 16 Sophomore Year - Spring ID160 Artscore 3 AN305 Introduction to Anthropology (Area CT) 3 Foreign Language (major requirement - 2 years or equivalent) 3 ** Global Studies Elective 3 ** Global Studies Elective 3 Credits: 15 Junior Year - Fall (Study Abroad or Internationally Oriented Internship) Study Abroad: Semester abroad with SMU or affiliated programs in London, England; Florence, Italy; Seville, Spain; Córdoba, Argentina; Quito, Ecuador; Montpellier, France; Northern Ireland; Oslo, Norway; and more. Internship: International or cross-cultural focus in Winona, New York, Washington D.C., or elsewhere Min. 3 Credits: 15 Junior Year - Spring LCT375 Global Issues 3 ** Global Studies Elective 3 ** Global Studies Elective 3 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 15 Senior Year - Fall LCT475 Capstone (may be taken Spring semester) 3 GS489 Thesis Development 1 ** Global Studies Elective 3 ** General Education Content Area 3 ** General Education Content Area 3 Elective 3 Credits: 16 Senior Year - Spring GS490 Research/Global Studies 2 ** Disciplinary Studies Course/Elective 3 ** Global Studies Elective 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Credits: 14 * Depending upon placement or potential double major, students may instead take either ST232 - Introduction to Statistics or BU213 - Business Statistics. ** With planning, Global Studies Electives may satisfy additional Disciplinary Studies requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to complete all major and university requirements. Please refer to the university catalog for additional information regarding this major. Course title and content is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each semester or year. Please consult with your major advisor for the most current information. Students enrolled in the Lasallian Honors Program should consult the program director for the appropriate sequence of courses. Course descriptions + More (From the 2013-15 Catalog) A. All of the following: AN300 - Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits) 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). GE305 - Introduction to Geography (3 credits) 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.) H112 - Global History since 1500 (3 credits) 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. PS313 - International Politics (3 credits) 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. PS320 - Comparative Politics (3 credits) 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: BU215 - Business Statistics (3 credits) 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. ST132 - Reasoning with Statistics (3 credits) 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. ST232 - Introduction to Statistics (2 credits) 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. C. Language Requirement: Two years or equivalent of college-level modern language D. Study abroad or internationally oriented internship: minimum of 3 credits and consent of chair required. E. Upper Division Electives: Six elective courses totaling 18 credits from F, G H and I, with a minimum of one course from each of F, G, H and I. F. Social Science Six elective courses totaling 18 credits from F, G, H, and I with a minimum of one course from each of F, G, H, and I. LCT375 - Global Issues (3 credits) Global Issues, taken during a studentﾒs junior year, is designed to cultivate an understanding of the complexities inherent in our emerging global society and the ethical issues confronting them as members of a culturally diverse world. Each section of the course examines one or more specific problems or issues emerging from a global context by considering the issue(s) from multiple perspectives and with special attention toward the Lasallian concern for social justice. PS314 - American Foreign Policy (3 credits) This course studies the ideas, institutions, and individuals responsible for American foreign policy, the mechanics of its determination and implementation, with emphasis on current problems, policies and objectives in foreign policy. Offered every other spring semester. PS315-319 - Topics in International Relations (3 credits) Courses in this section are devoted to a thorough review, analysis, and evaluation of topics and methods that are relevant to the study of international relations and politics. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: war and peace, international political economy, international organizations, non-state actors in world politics, comparative foreign policy, trade and aid in the international system, global issues, regionalism in international relations, and other topics. PS321-329 - Topics in Comparative Government (3 credits) Courses in this series are devoted to a thorough review, analysis, and evaluation of topics and methods that are relevant to the current study of comparative politics and government. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: Asian politics and governments; Latin American politics and government; European politics and governments; comparative political leadership; political and economic development; comparative revolutionary movements; regimes, movements, and ideologies; and other topics. G. Economic/Business: Six elective courses totaling 18 credits from F, G, H, and I, with a minimum of one course from each of F, G, H, and I. EC440 - International Trade, Finance and Monetary Issues (3 credits) An intermediate course examining the forces which determine the competitive conditions and trade patterns in the global economy. Representative topics are monetary issues, balance of payments, capital movements and capital markets. Prerequisites: BU285 and FN341 MG410 - International Management (3 credits) This course investigates business management in the international arena. Emphasis is placed on how managers in multinational organizations address such issues as strategic analysis, organizational structure, global coordination and control, communications, inter-organizational cooperation, and human resource management. Prerequisites: BU285 and C grade or higher in MG219. MK430 - International Marketing (3 credits) This course addresses the development of marketing strategies based on differing economic, legal, political, and sociocultural environments. Emphasis is placed on problems and practices of managing international marketing activities. Topics and challenges related to international marketing research, product and services; channels and distribution pricing and promotions are examined. Prerequisites: BU285 and MK217. PS317 - International Political Economy (3 credits) Please contact the program coordinator for more information. H. Cultural: Six elective courses totaling 18 credits from F, G, H, and I, with a minimum of one course from each of F, G, H, and I. AR372 - Art History II (3 credits) The second course in this survey of Western Art includes painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Gothic period through modern times. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: AR371 recommended. E352 - The Edge of Empire (3 credits) This course studies British Literature from the Victorian Age into the postmodern period by looking at it from the ﾓoutside.ﾔ By studying works of literature from those writing on or about the periphery of the central literary tradition of the British empire, students gain a sense of post-1830 British literature and its relationship to the cultural conditions in which it was produced. Topics could include such areas as Colonial Literature, the Irish Literary Renaissance, and Womenﾒs Literature and consider writers such as Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce, Graham Greene, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and Seamus Heaney. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: E250. E370 - Literature in Evolution (3 credits) This course examines contemporary literature in English by writers from around the world. The course aims to convey a sense of the stylistic and thematic tendencies that continue to evolve in the literatures of our world by exposing students to intensive study of the representation of a particular theme or strain (e.g., imperialism, desire) in works by authors from a variety of backgrounds and social/ political situations. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: E250. E373 - Post-Colonial Fictions (3 credits) This course focuses on literature in English that addresses colonization and decolonization. The course considers how postcolonial texts present the legacy of imperialism; how postcolonial writers inscribe their perspectives, politics, and lived experiences in literature; and how various fictional accounts (of origin, of colonization, of identity, of nationality) contribute to a contemporary understanding of community, history, and narrative. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: E250. E381 - The Adventures of the Writer in World Literature (3 credits) A study of selected works in translation from non-Anglo- American cultural traditions. Students in this course examine how geographical and cultural differences contribute to varying literary representations of ﾓuniversalﾔ themes. Taking as our point of departure the notion of the artist figure, we examine ancient and modern ideas of creativity, authorship, and the role of the writer in society in cultures around the world. Offered in alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: E250. E383 - Geographies of Identity (3 credits) A study of selected works in translation from non-Anglo-American cultural traditions. Students in this course explore literature from around the world with a focus on how identities, perspectives, and values are shaped by geographical and cultural circumstances. We look particularly at literary dialogues and confrontations between the Western European tradition and writers from other cultures, especially Russian and African, from the 19th century to today. Offered in alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite: E250. E390 - Womenﾒs Narrative (3 credits) This course focuses on narrative strategies that are distinctive in literature by and/or about women and examine themes and issues that are common to women from a variety of social, historical, and/or political situations. In particular, the course examines how literature by and/or about women differs from literature by and/or about men, and how women writers inscribe their perspectives, politics, and lived experiences in literature. Prerequisite: E250. H391 - Chinese and Chinese-American Films as Cultural Makers (3 credits) This is designed to assist students to gain a general knowledge of Chinese history from the feudal dynasties to the present, to stimulate students in thinking clearly and critically about Chinese cultural values, to provide students with fundamental facts and documents of the development of Chinese society through the eyes of several Chinese movie directors, and to develop studentsﾒ oral and writing communication skills. Specifically, this course investigates how films by such directors as Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige, and stars such as Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Jet Li have shaped Western perceptions of China as well as encoded Chinese culture and history. Beginning with a comparison of The Emperor and the Assassin and Hero, students study how Chinese history is interpreted from two divergent points of view and representative of key Confucian and Daoism concepts. A study of Ang Leeﾒs films offer the opportunity to investigate how a Taiwan-born, American director has been able to reshape and recondition both Chinese and American cultural icons. Prerequisite: H390. MU341 - Music History I (3 credits) This course is a writing intensive study of music history covering ancient, medieval, renaissance, and baroque western art music. A basic understanding of the history of western civilization is expected. Offered in alternate fall semesters. Prerequisites: MU130 or equivalent and MU150. MU342 - Music History II (3 credits) This course is a continuation of MU341. It is a writing intensive study of music history continuing through the classical, romantic and contemporary periods. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: MU341. SP331 - Civilization/Culture Spain (3 credits) This course is an initiation to the civilizations and cultures which have existed on the Iberian Peninsula from pre- historic times to the present. The students study the political, social, artistic, and intellectual evolution of Spain through a series of texts, images, and videos. Offered alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: SP202/242 or SMU placement equivalency SP332 - Civilization/Culture Latin America (3 credits) This course is an initiation to the diversity of the Hispanic world. Through a series of texts and videos the students address several important social, political, and cultural themes. Offered alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: SP202/242 or SMU placement equivalency. SP443 - Medieval/Renaissance Spanish Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to major authors and literary works of Spain from the medieval period through the end of the 17th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP242. SP444 - 18th-20th Century Spanish Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of Spain from the 18th through the 20th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP242. SP445 - Latin American Literature through the 18th Century (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of Latin America from the colonial period through the 18th century. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are examined in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP242. SP446 - 19th-20th Century Latin American Literature (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the major authors and literary works of modern Latin America. Literary movements, history, culture, and other artistic works are studied in their relation to the literary output of these periods. Prerequisite: SP242. TA321 - History of Theatre II: Enlightenment to Romanticism (3 credits) The second in a three course sequence examining theatre within its historical context as a socially constructed mode of artistic and cultural expression, this particular course investigates the history, dramatic literature, dramatic criticism, and theory of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries with an emphasis on Baroque Europe, the aesthetics of Enlightenment and Romanticism, opera, and the development of theatre in the United States. Offered spring semester. TA421 - History of Theatre III: Realism and Naturalism to the Present (3 credits) This course is the third in a three-course sequence examining theatre within its historical context as a socially constructed mode of artistic and cultural expression with an emphasis on international theatre. Among the topics contemplated in this particular course are the contributions of Ibsen, Chekhov, and Stanislavsky; Theatre Libre, Bertolt Brecht, and Samuel Beckett; the theatre of cruelty, political theatre, the rise of Broadway, emerging world theatres, performance art, and contemporary theory. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: TA321. TH270 - Christianity in a Global Context (3 credits) Through comparison and contrast, students define and articulate how the Christian, especially Roman Catholic, world view relates to those of others. Prior to such comparisons students focus on being able to articulate the basic world view of several mainstream religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and the religions of the Far East, especially Shinto, Dao and Confucian thought. Prerequisite: TH112, TH113, TH114, or TH115. I. History: Six elective courses totaling 18 credits from F, G, H, and I, with a minimum of one course from each of F, G, H, and I. H311 - U.S. Foreign Relations in the 20th Century (3 credits) A general introduction to the history of American foreign policy in the 20th century, the course seeks to increase studentsﾒ awareness of the relationship of the U.S. to important issues of war and peace as they unfold in the world. It also pays attention to the linkage between the domestic political environment and its impact on foreign relations. Furthermore, it looks at important events and crises in U.S. foreign relations as well as some theories and practices of U.S. foreign policies. Students acquire a good set of tools to carry on their exploration of the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the rest of the world. H315 - American-East Asian Relations (3 credits) The aim of this course is to do three things: provide a general introduction to the history of relations between the United States and the major countries of the East Asian cultural sphere (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam); explore the changing images Americans have had of the peoples of these nations, the Chinese and Japanese in particular; and draw connections between both these themes and the experiences of Asian-American during the last century-and-a-half of American history. Special attention is paid to crisis in American-East Asian relations, such as: the Boxer Uprising and the 1900 siege of Beijing, World War II and the Occupation of Japan that followed, the Vietnam War, and contemporary disputes over issues of human rights in China (stemming from the June 4th Massacre of 1989). Through classroom lectures, course readings, and a critical viewing of a variety of visual materials (including excerpts from newsreels, newscasts, and feature films) students look at the process by which crisis involving American interests alter or give new life to enduring Western stereotypes concerning East Asia. A major goal of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools and historical background necessary to put future crises in U.S.-East Asian relations, as well as the American mediaﾒs coverage of these crises, in perspective. H317 - History of Latin America (3 credits) The History of Latin America provides a historical overview of Latin Americaﾗbroadly defined to include relevant parts of the Caribbean and French Americaﾗfrom the Spanish, Portuguese, and French conquests to the present day. The course pays attention to the following: the role of Indians and Africans in shaping Latin American societies; the conquest of Latin America; sugar and slavery; the role of the Catholic Church and other religions in Latin American cultures; Spanish and Portuguese administration; the independence movements of the nineteenth century; the revolutionary movements and military dictatorships of the twentieth century; Latin Americaﾒs relationship with the United States and other world powers; liberation theology; and soccer, music, literature, and other expressions of Latin American culture. H366 - Modern Europe 1789-1914 (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the history of Europe during its explosive period of modernization, beginning with two concurrent world-changing events ﾗ the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Using a variety of sources, including works by historians but also primary sources ranging from manifestos and letters to plays and novels, students investigate the ideas and movements which emerged from this ﾓdual revolutionﾔ to change the world, including imperialism, liberalism, socialism, feminism, and nationalism. H367 - Europe in the Era of World War 1914-1945 (3 credits) This course is an introduction to Europeﾒs ﾓthirty year crisis,ﾔ from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the end of World War II in 1945. Europeﾒs period of progress and optimism was shattered by the ﾓGreat Warﾔ in 1914. Four years of violence created the crucible out of which the monster of fascism arose. This led to an even larger war only twenty years later. During WWII, mass slaughter became commonplace, from the Nazi Holocaust to the Alliesﾒ strategic bombing campaigns, which targeted civilian populations. Using a variety of sources, the course examines the big picture of great power confrontations, but also how the wars were experienced by individuals. H380 - Imperial Russia (3 credits) This course is an introduction to the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Russian Empire from its origins to the fall of the Romanovs. The course emphasizes the crisis of the old regime between the period of the Great Reforms of the 1860s and the revolution of 1917. In addition to works by historians, this course uses a variety of primary sources, including memoirs, manifestos, letters, and also works of literature by such authors as Aksakov, Turgenev and Tolstoy. The course seeks to lay a basis for understanding the Bolshevik experiment of the 20th century, as well as Russiaﾒs contemporary struggle to define its identity after the collapse of the Soviet state. H381 - Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Russia (3 credits) The Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 new states, the largest of which is Russia, in 1991. This event was widely heralded in the West as a turn to democratic capitalism; a decade later this was no longer so clear. This course lays the basis for an informed understanding of todayﾒs Russia by introducing its history in this century. The course highlights the revolutionary period including the Bolshevik seizure of power and Stalinﾒs ﾓsecond revolution,ﾔ and also the recent past, including the periods dominated by Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. In addition to works by historians, the course uses a variety of primary sources, including speeches, manifestos, eyewitness accounts, novels, and a series of influential Soviet films. H390 - Modern China (3 credits) This is a survey of Chinese history from the rise of the Qing Dynasty in the mid-17th century to the protest and repression of 1989. It discusses some of the main social, economic, cultural, political, and intellectual features of the ﾓtraditionalﾔ Chinese world the first Qing emperors ruled. It also covers the way this world changed as China experienced a series of convulsive events, including both threats from abroad and domestic rebellions and revolutions. J. Both of the following: GS489 - Thesis Development (1 credit) Students choose a topic and design the research project required of Global Studies majors. The course is conducted primarily on an independent basis in consultation with the global studies coordinator. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: approval of the global studies coordinator. Junior or senior status. GS490 - Research in Global Studies (2 credits) Students complete the original research project required of Global Studies majors. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: GS489 (may be concurrent).