Welcome to Building Blocks of Global Studies: Approaches, Concepts, and Issues (GLST 205), a three-credit required course for GLST at Athabasca University. Global Studies is the study of transnational processes, or "globalization," that engages interdisciplinary insights from fields such as sociology, history, human geography, political science, cultural studies, and many more. This interdisciplinary approach is necessary to increase the depth and the breadth of understanding of the complex concept of globalization, which is used as a description, a process, and an ideology. Therefore, the course includes a broad overview of the field of Global Studies; an introduction to the tools for understanding global issues; an examination of the core issues of Global Studies and the agents of change in the world; an overview of the various movements resisting global economic policies; and a critical retrospective on the state of the world.
- Coordinator: mikeg
GLST 395/INTR 395/POEC 395—Political Economy of Development: People, Processes, and Policies, is a three-credit, senior-level course provides an overview of theories of development and their indigenous critiques. It is focused on the regions that comprise the Global South, including Latin America and the Caribbean; Africa and the Middle East; and South and Southeast Asia.