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.