Global (GLOBAL)

Courses

GLOBAL 2301. INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ISSUES. 3 Hours.

Comparative perspectives on a broad range of cultural, linguistic, economic, political, and social issues confronting a globalized world today. Designed to draw attention to the multifaceted connections among nation-states, nongovernmental organizations, diverse ethnic, cultural and religious groups, and populations around the world.

GLOBAL 2315. INTRODUCTION TO LOCALIZATION AND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.

An introduction to localization and computational approaches to language and culture. Topics will include: computer-aided translation, machine translation, natural language processing, mining and semantic analysis of language data, machine learning/AI with natural language.

GLOBAL 3301. TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS I. 3 Hours.

Intensive study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Focus on its uniqueness as a culture and its integral place in global society. Repeatable for credit as topic varies. No prerequisite. Recommend enrollment in GLOBAL 2301 concurrently or previously.

GLOBAL 3302. TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS II. 3 Hours.

Advanced study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Emphasis on film, media, international communication, or other subjects of global study. Repeatable for credit as topic changes. No prerequisite. Strongly recommended: GLOBAL 2301 and GLOBAL 3301, concurrently or previously.

GLOBAL 3310. LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. Prerequisite: GLOBAL 3301 in the language under study or permission of the instructor.

GLOBAL 4301. RESEARCH IN GLOBAL STUDIES. 3 Hours.

This course examines multidisciplinary problems that fall within the scope of human rights and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students complete coursework which culminates in an original research project on a topic of their choice, which might involve novel approaches toward sustainability, food security, infrastructure, health, water conservation, sanitation, ecosystem resilience, urbanization, recycling, or other issues related to globalization. Students will investigate and propose solutions in the form of a proposal to carry out active field work in partnership with a non-governmental agency or non-profit organization working to promote sustainable global development. For students pursuing a minor or certificate in Global Studies, this course serves as their Capstone. Prerequisite: ANTH 2322, GLOBAL 2301, GLOBAL 3310, POLS 3302, or POLS 3304.

GLOBAL 4312. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION. 3 Hours.

A study of the differences between the U.S. and other cultures of the world with a focus on the development of intercultural competence: verbal and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills, effective management strategies, and professional etiquette in multicultural settings.

GLOBAL 4393. INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.

This course is a combination of field-related experience in the business or service sector with an academic component. Coursework may include journal writing, outside readings, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: Two GLOBAL 3000 level courses and/or permission of the instructor.