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GLOBAL STUDIES 5, International Political Economy: Introduction to Global Studies    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social Science) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the fields of Global Studies and International Political Economy. Students will analyze critically the role of national governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations, in regard to phenomena such as, international markets and production regimes, monetary and trade policy, international and global conflict, and environmental degradation. Contending theoretical and ideological perspectives regarding international systems, processes, and trends will be applied and evaluated.

Global Studies 5 is the same course as Economics 5 and Political Science 5. Students may earn credit for only one course.

2356   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 155   Berman Dianne R

2357   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

2358   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

GLOBAL STUDIES 10, Global Issues    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This introductory course offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the origins, current status, trends and possible solutions of major global issues. Students will examine multiple issues of concern such as international war and conflict, global inequality, food, water, energy, climate change, population growth, migration, and social change. This Global Studies course will emphasize interdisciplinary inquiry by drawing upon both the holistic body of work in global studies, as well as the approaches of related fields such as anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.

2359   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 151   D Del Piccolo G L

GLOBAL STUDIES 11, World Geography: Introduction to Global Studies    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4E (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course introduces Global Studies through a survey of the world’s major geographic regions. Students will encounter core concepts related to processes of global connection and change, while also developing basic geographic literacy in the distribution of human and natural features on Earth. Students will examine and discuss significant issues--cultural, social, political-economic, and environmental--impacting humanity today as both problem and possibility. In particular, this course considers the diverse localized impacts of globalization as a continuing story of peoples and places isolated and connected by imperial, colonial, and international systems of the past and present.

Global Studies 11 is the same course as Geography 11. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

2360   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 251   Morris P S

Above section 2360 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

2361   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 205   Abate A

GLOBAL STUDIES 95, Global Los Angeles – Experiential Learning    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is a practicum in global studies in a local setting. As a hands-on course, students will engage in experiential learning outside the classroom through various agencies which have significant ties to international/global issues. Each student will develop a reading list, customized to their particular agency’s focus and complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work with that agency. Students are required to complete a faculty-led orientation and submit academically-sound reflection journals to the SMC instructor. By applying theoretical ideas and empirical data to their experiences, students develop a deeper understanding of international and global relations and issues, particularly as they impact the target population(s) of the organization with which students are working.

2362   Arrange-2 Hours        D Del Piccolo G L

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