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GLOA 101 INTRO TO GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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    BREGLIA, Staff, Aerv, AERVITZ, ChadT.Morris, CharlesS.Hauss, DavidM.Arditi, SaharHaghighat, David Zeglen, Studemeyers, Annie Hui, Jennifer A
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    Jan 17, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It was a good discussion-oriented class that encompassed all stances of modern globalization issues. It helped me learn a lot about current and past events.

    Course highlights:

    The course not only went into the definition of globalization, but also argued the pros and cons of the process. By the end of the course, students were able to understand global patterns and processes and their interaction with society and develop their own awareness and stances on several different global issues.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the required text in order to fully understand what the professor is discussing. Don't be afraid to express your own opinion, even if it's unpopular.

    • Spring 2016
    • Annie Hui
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I LOVED this course; it helped me develop some of the terminology and understanding required to competently engage in global discourse.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about things like cultural relativism, expanded my understanding of intersectional identity and how it connects to the process of globalization, and got to interact with people whose viewpoints differed from mine.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    1.) Read the course materials, EVEN the optional ones! They will expand your understanding of the concepts you learn and you will be able to make real-world connections. 2.) Connect with the people in your class! I wish I had taken more time to get to know more of my classmates, particularly the international students. 3.) Keep up with your geography skills, even after you pass the quizzes. It makes reading comprehension easier, and you'll be better at connecting historical events and their implications/consequences. Also, if you're going into the realm of Global Affairs, you MUST know that Africa is not a country. :)

    • Fall 2016
    • Annie Hui
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Dec 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The introduction to global affairs course is an eye opener to many things happening politically, socially and economically. For instance, walking into global affairs, I thought I had a good grasp on the fact that not everything in the world is rainbows and sunshine, but this class really set things straight. You learn things like how transnational corporations can be both beneficial to our economy, but also ruin another countries own private businesses and have terrible working conditions. You also learn how globalization affects everything. How cultures clashing or turning into hybrids impact the world and how space time compression allows the globe to be connected. Lastly, that our environment is not at it's best and that people in the global south are paying the consequences. Everything in this class should be a basic knowledge that everyone knows and taking the course will enlighten many people.

    Course highlights:

    The class room setting was small and allowed for deep discussions on how we thought as the new generation the government should take action in foreign affairs. After having vigorous lessons about how globalization, the spread of cultures and dissecting government operations, it made it clear to see that the world is far from being stable. It also made room for more people to analyze situations and have more questions. This is overall a good thing because if you have questions that means that you are learning.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are thinking of taking this course, I would advice that you attend the majority of the lectures. It might be fine to miss one or two, but I wouldn't pass that. The powerpoints on blackboard or any other site your school uses probably won't be as detailed as your professor will be in class as they elaborate. Even though this class is on the easier side, you still need to make an effort or else it will not be. I also recommend reviewing notes once a weak because there are many concepts that pile on top of each other that might get lost in the mix if you don't review.

    • Fall 2016
    • Studemeyers
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Final Paper

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