Global Studies 1
GLOBAL HISTORY, CULTURE, & IDEOLOGY
Instructor Michael Jerryson (
T 3-4, R 2-3 (Girvetz 2306), or by appt.
TA Joe Farsakh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mondays 12:30 - 2:30 (SH 3432-R)
TA Anthony Morain (email@example.com)
TBA (SH 3432-R)
TA Joshua Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TBA (SH 3432-R)
Haley Wrinkle (email@example.com)
M 2:15-3:15, R 2-3 (SH 3432-R)
Purpose of the Course
This course is one of the two gateway introductions (the second
being Global Studies 2, “Global Socioeconomic and Political Processes”) required for the
Global Studies major. Global 1 is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce
students to some of the ways that the world has been woven into a system of interrelated
but far from completely integrated processes, interactions, and transformations since long
before the beginning of the Common Era.
We will be concentrating on patterns of
transmission, dispersion, exchange, and interconnection throughout the world that are
primarily historical, ideological, or cultural.
Even as we look at the historical emergence
and consequences of global belief systems and cultural forms and practices, however, we
will also need to look at important changes in global politics, sociology, and economics.
By the end of the course you should be able to discern how global formations,
deformations, and re-formations, at even the most ideational and subjective levels, have
altered the way the world is now put together.
You should also be able to assess current
events within a global context.
Assigned readings for the course are contained in
, edited by Giles Gunn and the
(available at the Alternative Copy Shop,
6556 Pardall Road, Isla Vista). Students will be examined on the reading and the lectures
in two multiple-choice examinations, a Mid-term and a Final, both of which will be
graded by the Pink Scantron, as well in three, unannounced spot-quizzes conducted in
discussion sections (for which only the top two grades will be recorded).