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Winter 2016

GBST 002 Global Socioeconomic and Political  Processes (5)
Prerequisite(s): GBST 001 with a grade of “B” or better is recommended for freshmen.

This course deepens and extends the knowledge of global processes and problems they explored in Global Studies 1. This course is a survey of the economic, political, and physical processes that have made the world more interconnected.  It examines contemporary representations of the globe in relation to ecology, media and financial markets. Students are introduced to important changes in world geography that have emerged since the end of the Cold War. They are encouraged to examine the emergence of transnational exchanges through readings on global cities, transportation and migration, and to think about how new kinds of mobility are transforming political ties.

GBST 191: Seminar in Global Studies (4)
Global and Community Arts

This course will enable students to gain a global perspective and hands-on experience on the global arts and community outreach through readings and assignments and hands-on involvement in two collaborative community arts programs. Students will learn about how globalization has shifted artistic practice in a variety of media, how artist explore and respond to globalization through their work, and how arts organizations are changing due to how globalization has reshaped artistic practice, audiences and concepts of culture. Students will participate in “On the Line” project, an NEA funded program of exhibitions and performances led by Professor Susan Ossman in collaboration with the Riverside Arts Council, and the CIS and Culver Center conference, exhibition and performance program of The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, an international artists’ collective, March 10-11.

Fall 2015

GBST 001: Global History, Culture and Ideas  (Taught by Hiroko Inoue)
A survey of the historical and cultural processes that have made the world more interconnected.

GBST 110 Global Migrations and Movements (Taught by Charles Themba Tuthill)
Examines migration and mobility (both global and interregional). Also addresses economic development and displacement of populations and issues of identity and subjectivity in the context of recent theories of mobility and globalization to understand how migration is reshaping borders, ideas of self, political and social entities, and transnational issues.

GBST 140: Haiti: Past, Present and Future (Taught by Professor Chase-Dunn)
This course focuses on Haitian history, ecology, earthquakes, political economy and public health issues in world historical perspective.  Invited experts and community activists tell about their studies and projects in Haiti and we examine Haitian political, economic, and natural and health history.  Some of the students in the course are activists in the University of California Haiti Initiative.  We also examine leadership skills needed in addressing poverty in the Global South.

GBST 191 Globalization and Gender (Taught by Dr. Ariane Dalla Déa)
Examines contemporary issues and topics in global studies that are not part of the regular curricular offerings. Global Studies special topic on Globalization and Gender looks at theories to study women, Queer community, and men, with a focus on how neoliberal policies affecting gender politics. We will survey the consequences of colonialism and patriarchy in globalization, looking on strategies, divisions, connections within a specific gender, and in cross-gender collaborations.