Department of History, Philosophy, and Theology

Courses in Global Studies

The Department offers a wide array of courses in Global Studies to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.


Antique world mapGBLS 101 | Introduction to Global Studies
This interdisciplinary course will survey and interrogate the major events and processes such as colonialism, imperialism and globalization that shape and inform the contemporary world. From the perspectives of selected regions, Latin America, non-Latin America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the course will explore the 21st century challenges they face and the solutions they offer for preserving and inhabiting the new, global, interdependent world. 3 semester credit hours. Global Studies Core Elective. QPE course.
 

GBLS 102 | Approaches to Global Studies
This course introduces students to research methods in various academic disciplines that are essential for conducting research in Global Studies topics. Students research topics related to global environmental issues. 3 semester credit hours. QPE course. 


GBLS 200 | American Studies
This course uses elements of fiction and non-fiction in the study of various topics of race, class and gender in American Studies. 3 semester credit hours.


GBLS 202 | Theories in Global Studies
Course examines the major theoretical concepts in the field of Global Studies such as capitalism, communism, socialism, transnationalism and globalization. Cross-listed as GBLS 202/302. 3 semester credit hours. QPE course.


GBLS 300 | Junior Seminar: Topics in Global Studies
Junior year seminar which takes as its focus one topic of global significance (e.g. global poverty, AIDS, development). Topic varies by year and instructor. 3 semester credit hours.
 

GBLS 302 | Theories in Global Studies
Course examines the major theoretical concepts in the field of Global Studies such as capitalism, communism, socialism, transnationalism and globalization. Cross-listed as GBLS 202/302. 3 semester credit hours. 
 

GBLS 391 | Global Studies Topics
3 semester credit hours. 
 

GBLS 395 | Independent Study
Independent study of a global studies theme in consultation with department professors. 3 semester credit hours.Department Consent Required.
 

GBLS 399 | Senior Thesis
Senior capstone experience. Prerequisite: GBLS 101 and GBLS 102 or senior standing. 3 semester credit hours.