Spring classes

Pre-approved spring classes are now listed on our website!

Spring 2016 Course Highlights

REL 3165 - Religion and Globalization

Using Christianity, Islam, and African Diaspora Religions as our main examples, our class will discover how the traditions and practices of faith communities are influenced by globalization. How do religious communities grow and change as they spread across borders? How are our faith traditions challenged, expanded, translated, and adapted by people on the move?

GWS 4100 - Islam, Gender and the Media

We will discuss the focus of the media on Islam and Muslims, the historical and political context in which it exists and how this intersects with gender issues post-9/11.

PSCI 4420 - US-China Relations

The relations between the United States and China will have a profound influence on global affairs in the 21st century. How do we better understand this most important bilateral relationship in the world? We will explore diplomatic, economic, military, and social interactions between the two countries. This course does not assume prior background in China, international relations, or foreign policy.

GEOG 3440 - Economic Geography

Globalization, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), medical tourism and international trade in commodities such as grains, bananas, oil, rare earths are just a few concepts we will discuss in this course. We will review the spatial processes and patterns for primary production, transportation, manufacturing and energy, service functions, trade and economic development.

Opportunities with global and international studies

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Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Engaging the Muslim World, featuring Dr. Juan Cole, professor of history, University of Michigan, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Fetzer Center Banquet Room.

Wednesday, Dec. 16 - The Laureate Call for Submissions, The 2016 Edition of The Laureate is now accepting submissions for short fiction, poetry, plays, creative non-fiction, photography, music and short films, check out their Facebook and Tumblr for more information, submissions due December 16.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 - HPHE 3000 - Education & Healthcare Across China: From Kindergarten to College is a summer I study abroad experience to Beijing, China and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia where students can learn about globalization in a comparative world, focusing on differences in health, education and culture. Deadline for applications is January 31.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 - Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “China’s Evolving State Enterprises” presented by Professor Mary E. Lovely, Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Why is the Exit Right the Key to The Birth of China’s Land Market?” presented by Professor James G. Wen Department of Economics, Trinity College, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Trade, Migration and Growth: Evidence from China” presented by Professor Xiaodong Zhu Department of Economics, University of Toronto 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Scholarship deadlines

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 - Deadline for Diversity and Inclusion Student Essay Award, students may submit compositions generated by coursework in the current or previous semesters that demonstrate excellence in themes related to diversity and inclusion.

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