GLST 1: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249; not open to students with credit in SOSC 1.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
The student will be able to:
- Identify and describe various definitions and meanings of globalization.
- Describe globalization's history and identify regional differences.
- Analyze the economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of globalization from diverse perspectives.
- Connect the various aspects of globalization with contemporary world developments and problems.
- Analyze the roles and responsibilities of global institutions and individuals as global citizens.
- Globalization and the "Global Village"
- History and development of globalization
- New technology and information
- Independence, dependence, and interdependence
- Globalization and diversity
- Conflict and resistance related to globalization
- Interconnection between social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental dimensions
- Social dimensions
- Gender, sexuality, race, and class: definition, roles, and rights at a regional scale
- Health and disease
- Global citizenship
- Cultural dimensions
- The concept and constructs of culture in a globalized world
- Guiding principles of cultural awareness: holism, avoiding ethnocentrism, practicing cultural relativism
- Religion: major global religions
- Language: dominant and threatened
- Cultural heritage—local and global
- Regional ideologies of community and responsibility
- Economic dimensions
- Evolution of global economy and financial markets
- Economic theories and ideology
- International division of labor/the global assembly line
- Transnational corporations
- Political dimensions
- Power of nation-states and non-state actors
- International law
- Alliances and adversaries
- Environmental dimensions
- Resource use: renewable and non-renewable
- Relationship between environment, economy, and society
- Ownership, extraction, sale, and distribution of resources
- Population and settlement
- Population distribution and patterns
- Urban growth and rural areas
- Global cities
- Migration (definition of refugees, immigrants, migrants, emigrants)
- Global institutions
- Governmental organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
- Key organizations: The United Nations, World Health Organization; World Bank; World Trade Organization; International Monetary Fund
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Examinations: written examinations will be required
Oral and/or written assignments and projects/presentations involving critical thinking and self-reflection that demonstrate analytical written and oral skills on global processes
Method(s) of Instruction
Individual and group presentations
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Steger, Manfred. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. 2020.
Smallman, Shawn, and Kimberly Brown. Introduction to International and Global Studies. 2020.
Anderson, Sheldon, Mark Allen Peterson, Stanley W. Toops, and Jeanne A.K. Hey. International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues. 2021.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Assignments may include, but are not limited to:
- Textbook and supplemental reading assignments
- Written responses to reading materials
- Preparation for class presentation
- A research paper or project demonstrating critical thinking, for example:
- A presentation assignment that requires students to address the goals, functions, achievements and challenges faced by a global organization (e.g., UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund), ILO (International Labor Organization))