Wilkes University

Global Cultures

GC-301. Global Cultures: Issues and Perspectives

Credits: 3

A broad interdisciplinary introduction to the issues and theory underlying the study of global cultures, this course will address the global forces that contribute to the shaping of cultures, including: migration and diaspora, colonization, religion and spirituality, rights of women and children, health and poverty, privilege and class, indigenous peoples of the world, globalization, terrorism, war and trauma, environmental and cultural sustainability, cultural identity development, and the arts. Particular attention will be given to ethics and global citizenship. This course will serve as a foundation for students in choosing to further their studies in one global culture or issue of interest, in order to integrate this knowledge into their future careers.