The twenty-first century world is one characterized by globalization. The forces of globalization, integration and interdependence, have altered the way human beings interact with one another. World affairs are no longer primarily defined by national boundaries, but by the global integration of resources, ideas and communities. To meet the opportunities and challenges posed by an increasingly interdependent world, the Global Studies Program at California Lutheran University is committed to preparing and educating students to be “leaders in a global society” through their academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities. The Global Studies program offers courses that examine the actors (individuals, countries, non-governmental organizations), ideas and processes that shape the cultural, social, political and economic dimensions of global society. The coursework for this program emphasizes three themes:
- Global Culture and Identity,
- Global Governance and Civil Society, and
- Global Economy, Development and Resources.
Thematic courses are used to illustrate how similar issues are understood across different communities in global society. The program offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes an enhanced appreciation for global diversity (non-Western cultures/societies) and experiential learning.
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
36 credits minimum; 24 credits upper division. Students must take courses from at least 3 different disciplines/departments, and no more than 3 courses from a single department/discipline may be used to fulfill program requirements (except for the language requirement).
|Foreign language proficiency equivalent to completion of the 202 level||0|
|Select one of the following||4|
|Global Studies 1|
|Contemporary Global Issues|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|International Relations 1|
|Immigration in the Global Age 1|
|GLST 401||Global Studies Seminar (capstone)||4|
|Global Culture and Identity 2||3-4|
|Global Governance and Civil Society 2||3-4|
|Global Economy, Development and Resources 2||3-4|
|Experiental Learning Program 3||0|
|Elective courses 4||15-12|
This course cannot be used to fulfill more than one program requirement.
At least 3 credits must be taken from this theme
Participation in an approved experiential learning program such as study abroad or internship (no credits will be given unless a specific course(s) is taken; study abroad is highly recommended).
Select at least 3 courses that are designated/approved as primarily non-Western in focus (may be used to fulfill more than one program requirement).
Minor in Global Studies
20 credits minimum; 12 credits upper division.
|GLST 101/POLS 200||Global Studies 1||4|
|Select two of the following: 2||6-8|
Global Culture and Identity
Global Governance and Civil Society
Global Economy, Development and Resources
|Foreign language proficiency equivalent to completion of the 202 level||0|
|Experiential Learning 3||0|
This course cannot be used to fulfill more than on program requirement.
Select one course from at least two of the three themes.
Participation in an approved experiential learning program such as study abroad or internship (no credits will be given unless a specific course(s) are taken; study abroad is highly recommended).
The following courses have been pre-approved as fulfilling program requirements as designated. Additional courses may also fulfill program requirements with the approval of the program director.
|Global Culture and Identity 1|
|ART 111||History of Art||4|
|ART 112||History of Art||4|
|ART 411||Early Christian Art||4|
|ENGL 211||Classical Literature||4|
|ENGL 260||Topics in World Literature *||4|
|ENGL 352||Gender and Literature: Global Perspectives||4|
|ENGL 360||The Holocaust in Literature and Film||4|
|HIST 101||World Civilization to 1500 *||4|
|HIST 102||World Civilizations Since 1500 *||4|
|HIST 301||The Greco-Roman World||4|
|HIST 303||Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean World 500-1500||4|
|HIST 311||Modern Europe:1500 to Present||4|
|HIST 313||Europe and Empire||4|
|HIST 343||Women in Global History||4|
|GLST 200||Death on the Nile||4|
|MUS 101||Music and Culture||3|
|POLS 402||Post-Modernism: Politics and Philosophy Of Art||4|
|POLS 411||Ethnic Conflict and Civil War *||4|
|REL/HIST 331||Christianity in the Roman World||4|
|REL/HIST 332||Medieval and Reformation Christianity||4|
|REL 370||Introduction to the Study of Global Religions||4|
|REL 372||South Asian Religions *||4|
|PHIL 311||History of Philosophy||4|
|PHIL 312||History of Philosophy||4|
|PHIL 355||Chinese Philosophy and Culture *||4|
|SOC 230||Introduction to World Cultures *||4|
|SOC 285||Travel Course: Exploring Japanese Society and Culture *||2|
|GLST/SOC 318||Immigration in the Global Age||4|
|SPAN 405||Latin-American Culture and Civilization Capstone *||4|
|Global Governance and Civil Society 1|
|POLS 360||International Relations||4|
|HIST 317||War and Conflict in 20th Century Europe||4|
|HIST/POLS 382||History and Politics of Latin America *||4|
|HIST/POLS 384||History and Politics of the Modern Middle East *||4|
|HIST/POLS 386||History and Politics of South Asia *||4|
|HIST/POLS 388||History and Politics of East Asia *||4|
|POLS 206||Globalizing Los Angeles||4|
|POLS 321||Ancient Political Thought||4|
|POLS 322||Modern Political Thought||4|
|POLS 341||European Government and Politics||4|
|POLS 365||American Foreign Policy||4|
|POLS 367||Comparative Politics||4|
|POLS 416||Social Movements and Politics of Global Change||4|
|POLS 432||Political Violence and Revolutions *||4|
|POLS 443||Government and Politics of Africa *||4|
|POLS 461||International Law and Organization||4|
|POLS 478||The Pacific Rim *||4|
|REL 351||Global Ethics||4|
|REL 352||Environmental Ethics||4|
|REL 353||Violence, Religion and Ethics||4|
|Global Economy, Development and Resources 1|
|COMM 348||Website Design and Publishing||4|
|BIOL 118||The Oceans||4|
|BUS 394||International Business||4|
|ECON 416||International Economics||4|
|ECON 460||Economic Development||4|
|GEOL 152/152L||Introduction to Environmental Science and Introduction to Environmental Science Lab||4|
|GEOL 395/395L||Water Resources and Laboratory and Field Studies in Water Resources||4|
|POLS 414||Environmental Law and Policy||4|
Take a minimum of 3 credits.
This course satisfies the global diversity requirement.
GLST 101. Global Studies. (4).
This course analyzes how social forces and processes have and are transforming the lives of individuals. Issues such as war, peace and justice are examined from a political perspective that reflects them as global rather than national concerns. (cross-listed with POLS 200).
GLST 103. Contemporary Global Issues. (4).
A critical review and assessment will be undertaken of the origin and present condition of the major global issues and problems and how these are being addressed by the local and international organizations. We will also explore ideas and concepts of human trafficking, human rights, coexistence among peoples of different cultures and other critical global issues such as poverty eradication, environmental degradation, health crisis and family/gender issues. (cross-listed with SOC 103).
GLST 200. Death on the Nile. (4).
This introductory course will examine the culture of the ancient Egyptian through the remnants of its architecture, mythology, literature, art, history, and social structure as a way to understand the civilization that influenced and still influences many other cultures in the West.
GLST 201. The Face Behind the Mask. (4).
This course is designed to confront students with the search of truth and instill in them the responsibility they owe as individuals within the community to always search out and advocate it.
GLST 285. Travel Seminar. (1-2).
(graded pass/no credit only).
GLST 318. Immigration in the Global Age. (4).
International migration is an integral part of the globalization processes. This course explores the key current theoretical and empirical debates in the study of this global phenomenon. The course covers transnational networks, the formation and implementation of labor recruitment (including human trafficking), migration policies, political conflict, economic and social adaptation, the development of socio-cultural traditions (ethnic identities) and the transformation of gender relations. (cross listed with SOC 318).
GLST 401. Global Studies Seminar (capstone). (4).
A required senior seminar designed to integrate students' understanding of the shape of the world today. This cross-cultural seminar focuses on values and their modes of expression in cultures around the world. Emphasis is placed on research, effective written and oral reporting, and summation of international concerns and issues.
GLST 477. Cityscapes. (4).
Through art, politics, and philosophy, this course offers an in-depth study of the cultural landscape of selected global cities. Along with texts, films, and music from such centers as Prague and Mexico city, students develop their own "cityscape" from a region of their choice (often based on their off-campus experience) as their final projects. Open to all students, this course fulfills the requirement for an honors seminar and is the capstone for the Global Studies major. (cross-listed with HNRS 477 and POLS 477).
GLST 482. Selected Topic. (4).
GLST 490. Independent Study. (1-4).
GLST 492. Internship. (2-4).
GLST 496. Directed Research. (1-3).
GLST 497. Departmental Honors. (4).
Dr. Greg Freeland
Dr. Michael Brint
Dr. Haco Hoang
Dr. Akiko Yasuike