Global Studies

Global Studies (GLST) Courses

GLST 299 Experimental Offering in Global Studies

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020


GLST 301 Introduction to Global Studies

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU; UC (effective Summer 2020)
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D (effective Fall 2020); IGETC Area 4 (effective Fall 2020)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. Students will look at globalization through the lenses of history, economics, political science, geography, environment, and culture. They will understand the history and key features of the pro and anti-globalization debates, and will follow how popular struggles for social justice have shaped, and resisted, the global order.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify and describe various definitions and meanings of globalization.
  • describe the history of world systems of commerce and cultural exchange culminating in globalization.
  • identify the major world regions and understand the major differences between them as well as how they are connected to one another.
  • identify, examine, and understand the impacts of globalization on different class, ethnic, and gender groups within those regions in a comparative format.
  • analyze the economic, political, cultural, and ecological dimensions of globalization, including controversies associated with each.
  • connect the various aspects of globalization with contemporary world developments, problems, and opportunities.
  • examine the responses to globalization from a variety of activist groups, including from among those most adversely impacted, such as indigenous groups, migrants, the historically impoverished, ethnic and racial groups, and those trapped in conflict zones, and analyze the key principles and effectiveness of those responses emanating from movements for social justice.

GLST 302 Global Issues

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU; UC (effective Summer 2020)
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D (effective Fall 2020); IGETC Area 4 (effective Fall 2020)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020

This course introduces students to the origins, current status, and future trends of major transnational issues confronting the global community. Topics include population trends, economic development and inequality, basic human needs (for food, water, health care), human rights, international conflict and security concerns, military actions, competition over resources, movements for independence and social justice, and environmental problems. The course also focuses on global governance, including the study of collective global responsibilities towards a just global order, with emphasis on the social justice struggles of economic, ethnic, racial, and national groups challenged by regional or global powers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify major recurring and emerging global issues.
  • examine and analyze one or more specific global problems of international or regional nature, and discuss approaches to its/their solution from an international perspective, with attention to considerations of economic and political power balances and imbalances.
  • analyze the interconnections between and among global issues and associated social justice movements exhibiting economic, political, cultural, ecological, racial, or ethnic dimensions.
  • compare and evaluate the efficacy of national, regional, and international efforts to solve the problems associated with global issues and identify and examine opportunities and obstacles towards their resolution.

GLST 499 Experimental Offering in Global Studies

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020