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Global Culture Course Descriptions

GLC 105   Family History Research Practicum ...   1

Research trip to major genealogical collection. Introduction to library research for the family historian, including research organization, trip planning, conducting actual on-site research, and post-trip follow-up and analysis. Emphasis on historical research method, patterns of social and cultural identity, and migration.

GLC 133   Cultures of Central America and the Caribbean ...   1-3 hrs

Explores cultures of Central America and the Caribbean Basin in the context of a study tour (or study abroad) in one or more locations in that region of the world. Investigates cultural characteristics and values and compares and contrasts the nature of diverse cultures. Explores biases and cultural influences that affect a person?s perception of these cultures.

GLC 135   Cultures of the Amazon and Andes ...   1-3 hrs

Explores the cultures of the upper Amazon and the Andes in the context of study tour to Peru. Investigates questions related to cultural characteristics and values with comparison and contrast of the nature of diverse cultures. Provides opportunities to understand biases and cultural influences that affect perceptions of Amazonian and Andean cultures. Specific course objectives, strategies, and evaluation procedures outlined in a learning agreement with the instructor. Summer.

GLC 140   Celtic History and Contemporary Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Field course with focus on Celtic political and cultural history from prehistoric to modern times. Experiential approach that combines study tours of various Celtic sites with readings, films, writing assignments, and/or other activities. Specific course objectives, strategies, and evaluation procedures defined in individual learning agreement with the instructor.

GLC 145   The Theater in London ...   1

Immersion trip into the theater in London, England, through play performances, museum visits, backstage tours, and lectures and discussions led by experts in theatrical arts and crafts to introduce the best English-speaking theater in the world.

GLC 155   Central European History and Cultures ...   1-3 hrs

Field course with focus on European political and cultural history. Exploration of history and cultures in context of study tour to Central Europe . Among cultural issues deals with question of what is ?Europe.? Specific course objectives, strategies, and evaluation procedures outlined in a learning agreement with the instructor.

GLC 170   African Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Field course with a focus on contemporary culture in a specific region of the African continent. Experiential approach that combines study tours of various African sites with readings, films, writing assignments, and other activities. Specific course objectives, strategies, and evaluation procedures outlined in learning agreement with the instructor.

GLC 180   Australian Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Field course with a focus on contemporary culture in a specific region of the Australian continents. Experiential approach combining study tours of various Australian sites with readings, films, writing assignments, and other activities. Specific course objectives, strategies, and evaluation procedures defined in individual learning agreement with the instructor.

GLC 210   Introduction to French Cinema ...   3

Study of the history and artistic elements of French cinema through critical examination of directors, themes, and techniques. Lectures in English with films in French with English subtitles. French students must complete selected assignments in French. Credit for both GLC 210 and FRN 210 not allowed.

GLC 215   Intercultural Communication ...   3

Explores issues related to intercultural communication process. Considers important role of context (social, cultural, and historical) in intercultural interactions. Topics include stereotyping, prejudice, ethnocentrism, social class and religious identities, folk culture, power, and intercultural conflict.

GLC 290   Special Topics in Global Culture ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Exploration of a humanities-based global topic selected by department.  Global events, current or historical information, and geographical knowledge will be included.

GLS 101   Introduction to Global Studies ...   3

Introductory course to develop global awareness and exposure to different cultures. Provides interdisciplinary approach to international and intercultural issues.

GLS 290   Special Topics in Global Studies ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Exploration of a non-humanities-based global topic selected by department. Global events, current or historical information, and geographical knowledge will be included.