Global and International Studies

What's happening around campus

Paid Internship Opportunities with The Fund for the Public
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. They've run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance. This summer, they have two opportunities in Chicago, IL paying $10-15/hr.

Clean Water: Polluting industries carved loopholes in the law that leave 48,000 miles of streams that feed the Great Lakes open to pollution. This threatens Lake Michigan and puts our drinking water at risk. The US Senate will decide the fate of these waterways this summer, and we need to make sure our Illinois Senators are on the right side of the issue. Monday-Friday, 2 to 10 p.m.

Global Warming: In order to protect future generations, we need to do more on global warming and we need to do it fast. This summer, the president is moving forward with a plan to limit our country's #1 source of global warming emissions - carbon pollution from dirty power plants. Environment Illinois is working to make sure Congress doesn't kill the plan. Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer I Course Highlights

GWS 3200 - Women, globalization and social change
This course pursues an interdisciplinary analysis of the status of women worldwide and their efforts to create social change in a global context. We explore similarities and differences among women, recognizing the possibilities of transnational cooperation and the limitations of the idea of a “global sisterhood.”
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

PSCI 3460 - Women in Developing Countries
Women's socioeconomic and political role and status will be examined in relation to the impact of colonialism, forces of modernity, and developmental issues.
Credits: 4 hours
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

LANG 3510 - Power and Morality in the Roman World
The course provides an opportunity to gain a knowledge of one of the West’s most influential and enduring cultures while studying the dynamics of power and morality in ancient Rome.
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, noon- 2:30 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities

More events