Senior Seminars give GLS students an advanced understanding of a narrowly-defined aspect of global contact, encounter, or connection. Seminars are taught by faculty with specialized expertise in the course’s precise topic; often, the course relates to the faculty member’s own recent or upcoming scholarly publications. All Senior Seminars examine world-spanning issues and phenomena from a liberal arts perspective to provide a sense of the nature of globalization (whether past or present) unique to GLS. They are interdisciplinary both in the range of primary material they address and in synthesizing and applying secondary or theoretical sources from at least two different disciplines. The work students produce for the course is similarly global in scope, as well as interdisciplinary in approach and methods.
Classes available vary by semester.
- Nationalism and Democracy in an Age of Globalization
- Americans Abroad in Writings and Films
- The Art of the Copy: Mimesis and Imitation in Global Culture
- Pathological Citizenship: Politics and Poetics of Global Disease
- Children of Colonialism: Diasporic Eurasians as Global Ethnic Minorities
- Strategies for Economic Growth and Full Employment: A World Perspective
- Re-thinking the History of Human Rights and the Millennium Goal Challenges
- Design and Development
- Global Nature Conservation – A Postcolonial Perspective
- Migration and the Environment
- The Global Ecological Crisis: Political, Economic and Ethical Considerations
- What’s to be done?: Legal Responses to Environmental Crises
- Youth In Revolt: Case Studies in Global Activism
- Advertising: Selling to the 'Global Village'