Global Studies (GLS)

GLS 2510     Introduction to Global Studies     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

This course will introduce students to the field of global and inter-cultural studies. The course will explore how human experiences are expressed in various areas such as the arts, media, communication, food, family, religion, economics, politics, healthcare, or technology. Students will participate in local global-focused cultural activities and/or a virtual international exchange. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2520     Global Issues and Challenges     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

This course offers an overview of the current social, cultural, economic, political, technological, health, or environmental issues resulting from globalization, to understand the relationships and dependencies between individuals, communities, and states. Students will have the opportunity to participate in global life experiences that could include study abroad or local global-focused experiences. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2900     Topics in Global Studies: Economic Crisis, Global Consequences     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Economic Crisis, Global Consequences. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2901     Topics in Global Studies: The Global Politics of Food     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The Global Politics of Food. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2902     Topics in Global Studies: The Culture of Terrorism     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The Culture of Terrorism. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2903     Topics in Global Studies: History of Science     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

History of Science. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2904     Topics in Global Studies     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a problem of global concern or concentrates on a geographic area of interest. It provides opportunities to examine issues from multiple points of view. The specific topics vary from semester to semester but are intended to enable students to analyze the issues from several perspectives including those of politics, economics, history, environment and biology, sociology, business and/or the humanities. Experiences in this course will vary by semester and include a service learning, study abroad, or domestic study away component as well as a group project. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2905     Topics in Global Studies     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a problem of global concern or concentrates on a geographic area of interest. It provides opportunities to examine issues from multiple points of view. The specific topics vary from semester to semester but are intended to enable students to analyze the issues from several perspectives including those of politics, economics, history, environment and biology, sociology, business and/or the humanities. Experiences in this course will vary by semester and include a service learning, study abroad, or domestic study away component as well as a group project. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2906     Topics in Global Studies:Capstone Course for the Global Literacy Endorsement     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

The final step in earning the Global Literacy Endorsement is for students to demonstrate their knowledge in global studies. This course provides the structure for students to summarize, reflect, and integrate their global academic experiences, global life experiences, and global activities into a capstone presentation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2907     Topics in Global Studies     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a problem of global concern or concentrates on a geographic area of interest. It provides opportunities to examine issues from multiple points of view. The specific topics vary from semester to semester but are intended to enable students to analyze the issues from several perspectives including those of politics, economics, history, environment and biology, sociology, business and/or the humanities. Experiences in this course will vary by semester and include a service learning, study abroad, or domestic study away component as well as a group project. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2908     Topics in Global Studies     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a problem of global concern or concentrates on a geographic area of interest. It provides opportunities to examine issues from multiple points of view. The specific topics vary from semester to semester but are intended to enable students to analyze the issues from several perspectives including those of politics, economics, history, environment and biology, sociology, business and/or the humanities. Experiences in this course will vary by semester and include a service learning, study abroad, or domestic study away component as well as a group project. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2909     Topics in Global Studies: The Grand Tour: Exploring Italy's Regional Cultural Variation     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Students will delve into Italy's rich cultural landscape by exploring what makes each region diverse and how this contributes to the nation's overall uniqueness and unity. Each week we will consider different aspects of Italy's regional cultural variation including its history, geography, languages and dialects, festivals and traditions, art, music, humor, cuisine, the importance of the family, immigration and emigration, and much more. This course will assist students in the development of their intercultural skills and an awareness of modern Italy's multiculturalism through readings, lectures, discussions, virtual exchanges and group projects. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


GLS 2910     Topics in Global Studies: Revolutions & Social Networking     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a problem of global concern or concentrates on a geographic area of interest. It provides opportunities to examine issues from multiple points of view. The specific topics vary from semester to semester but are intended to enable students to analyze the issues from several perspectives including those of politics, economics, history, environment and biology, sociology, business and/or the humanities. This course will include a service learning component as well as a group project. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


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