Proposals for Courses in

Contemporary Global Studies

Core Category

Link to CORE 150 Syllabus--NEEDED ARE COURSES THAT CAN FIT UNDER THIS GENERAL HEADING TO FULFILL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS, Numbered 190N in this category

190N Course Versions thus far:

1. CORE 190P  Global Health Issues and Problems

This Core course will present an overview of issues and problems in global health from the perspective of many different disciplines.  Subjects that will be discussed in this course will include: recent history of global health; health care systems and their financing; international organizations and funders of global health; the political ecology of infectious diseases; environmental health and safe water; demography of health and mortality; measures of disease burden and priorities in health; AIDS/HIV and its prevention; and women’s reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

Although the course with explore the multiple ramifications of disease-social, physical, economic, political , ethical-in both developed and underdeveloped countries, particular attention will be made on AIDS/HIV epidemic, exploring its cultural, social, economic, ethical, historical, epidemiological, political, psychological, sexual, public health and policy dimensions.  Students in this course will learn the consequences of this unprecedented epidemic, since HIV/AIDS is the leading infectious cause of adult death worldwide. Students will learn that poverty and cultural, sociological reasons have been instrumental in causing these horrendous consequences.

Students will learn that HIV/AIDS is a world wide health problem, affecting people in the United States, Western Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. However, students will learn the various reasons for the fact that two-thirds of all people living with HIV are found in Africa, a region that contains only 10% of the world’s population.

Dr. Hengameh Hosseini


2. CORE 190G Gender and Globalization, Rose Syllabus

 
CORE 19X — Global Geography (3)
A basic survey of the physical and human geography on worldwide scope. Topics include
geographic concepts; the physical geography and climate; the human interaction with the
environment; and the nature and development of culture. This course is required for all
Elementary Education majors.

FOR A TENTATIVE SYLLABUS, CLICK HERE
Dr. Paul Zbiek

 
CORE 19X Global History since 1914 Link to Master Syllabus (with links there to individual syllabi)

Current Catalog Description:  
To increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of the interaction among the
Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia during the twentieth century and beyond. Students
will examine worldwide issues, including nationalism; imperialism; alternative political
structures like Fascism and Marxism; World War II; decolonization; the Cold War era;
and ongoing problems of human rights, technology; and economic globalization.

History Dept. (Curran, Stevens, Fedrick, Zbiek, Pavlac, Scarboro) 

 

CORE 19X GLOBAL SOCIAL ISSUES:
This course surveys the major social issues of the contemporary world. While global citizens are united in the types of issues they face in the 21st century, they are sharply divided in their experiences of and attitudes towards those issues, as a consequence of regional particularities of social structure, cultural norms and values, and position in the global economic hierarchy. Topics examined in this course may include: global economic stratification and local manifestations of inequality; demographic challenges of fertility, migration, and urbanization; global health systems and problems of access, cost, and chronic disease; the changing economics of food and water; ethnic and religious conflict; environmental issues of pollution, desertification, and climate change. For each issue, students learn about its major social, cultural, economic, political, and historical dynamics though both cross-national comparisons and in-depth regional study, with each issue having a different regional/national emphasis.

Part 1: Issues of Inequality

  • Global economic stratification, local consequences (emphasis on Middle East)
  • The global assembly line (emphasis on southeast Asia)
  • Health disparities and the global health economy (emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa)

 Part II. Issues of conflict

  • crime and war (emphasis on Central America)
  • religious and ethnic conflict (emphasis on Northern Africa)

 Part III. Issues of environment

  • urbanization / food, and water (emphasis on South America)
  • demographic transition: fertility and migration (emphasis on Europe)
  • Ecological issues (emphasis on China, Australia)

Dr. Bridget Costello 

 
CORE 19X Global Religions, Johnson/Minor, Syllabus
 
 
still to be discussed:

Global Politics in the New Millenium, Admiraal Syllabus

proposal for modified International Business 241, description, tentative syllabus

 
 
 
 

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