Globalization and Culture

Description
The globalization and culture concentration offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of the cultural dimensions of globalization, in the context of economic, political and social changes in the world today. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the phenomenon of globalization, including the historical, political, cultural and social forces that shape contemporary globalized society. This program draws on courses from several colleges and academic units and emphasizes studies related to the history and culture of globalization, conflict and contact between regions of the world, and questions related to language and identity.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 12 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Core Course (Choose one) -- 3 credit hours

SGS 360 Cultural Aspects of Globalization (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

SLC 425 What is Globalization? A History of Contact and Conflict (HU & G) (3)

Culture Course Elective (Choose one) -- 3 credit hours

ITA 350: Food and Culture: The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy (3)
RUS 323: Russian Literature and Revolution: The Twentieth Century ((L or HU) & G) (3)
SLC 120 / CHI 120: Introduction to Chinese Culture (L or HU) (3)
SLC 321 / KOR 321: Modern Korean Literature (HU) (3)
SLC 331 / ARB 331: Arabic/Islamic Culture and Literature (HU & H & G) (3)
SLC 333 / CHI 333 / HST 383: China (SB & H) (3)
SLC 347 / ENG 347 / HEB 347 / JST 347: Modern Israeli Literature in Translation (HU & G) (3)
SLC 348 / HEB 348 / JST 348: Israeli Society and Culture (HU & G) (3)
SLC 414: French and Italian Popular Culture ((L or HU) & G) (3)
SLC 415: Korean Popular Culture (HU & G) (3)
SLC 421: Japanese Literature in Translation ((L or HU) & G) (3)
SLC 429: What is Europe? ((L or HU) & G & H) or ENG 429: Studies in European Literature and Culture ((L or HU) & G & H) or THE 429: Staging Politics in Modern Europe ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
SLC 442: Dracula and Vampire Lore ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
SLC 445 / FMS 445 / GER 445 / JST 445: The Holocaust in German-Mediated Memory (3)
SLC 446 / FMS 446 / GER 446: Weimar-Era German Film (3)
SLC 447 / GER 447: German Modernism (3)
SLC 451 / CHI 451 / HST 451: Chinese Cultural History I ((HU or SB) & H) (3)
SLC 452 / CHI 452 / HST 452: Chinese Cultural History II (SB & G & H) (3)
SLC 455 / GER 455: Berlin: Migration, Arts and Activism (G) (3)
SLC 457 / KOR 457: Premodern Korea in a Global Context (HU) (3)
SLC 465 / GER 465: Intercultural Communicative Competence (3)
SLC 475 / FMS 475 / SPA 475 / THE 475: Latin American Film ((L or HU) & G) (3)

Politics and Globalization Electives (Choose two) - 6 credit hours

HST 391 / SGS 381: Modern Southeast Asia (SB & G & H) (3)
JUS 325 / SGS 325: Globalization and Socio-Economic Justice (SB & G) (3)
POS 352: European Democracies (3)
POS 353: Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3)
POS 356: European Union (SB & G) (3)
POS 357: South Asia Politics (SB & G) (3)
POS 358: Southeast Asia (SB & G) (3)
POS 359: African Politics and Society (SB & G) (3)
POS 367: World Politics and Global Inequalities (G) (3)
POS 368: Ethics and Human Rights (3)
POS 388 / REL 388: Religion, Ethics, and International Politics (3)
POS 452: China (SB & G) (3)
POS 453: Latin America (SB & G) (3)
POS 454: Mexico (SB & G) (3)
POS 465: International Organization and Law (SB & G) (3)
REL 107 / SGS 107: Religion and Globalization (HU & G) (3)
REL 379 / SGS 343: Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict (HU & G) (3)
SGS 303: Global Trends (SB & G) (3)
SGS 330: Globalization and the Environment: Problems and Solutions (3)

Culture and Globalization Related Area (Choose one) - 3 credit hours

ASB 378 / TCL 378: Globalization: Migration, Mass Media, McDonald's ((L or SB) & C) (3)
ENG 435: Literatures and Cultures of Immigration and Diaspora (3)
GCU 241: The Global Economy in Transition (SB & G) (3)
GCU 323: Geography of Latin America (SB & G) (3)
GCU 325: Geography of Europe (SB & G) (3)
GCU 328: Geography of Middle East and North Africa (SB & G) (3)
GCU 350: The Geography of World Crises (SB & G) (3)
GCU 432: Geography of China (SB & G) (3)
TCL 314: Transborder Latin American Migration to the U.S. ((L or SB) & H & C) (3)

Upper-Division Foreign Language Elective - 3 credit hours
In consultation with an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures, students choose a target language appropriate to their course of study. Students must complete one upper-division language course in the target language for which 202 or the fourth semester level of the language is a prerequisite. 

ARB OR BCS OR CHI OR FRE OR GER OR GRK OR HEB OR HIN OR ITA OR IDN OR JPN OR KOR OR LAT OR PLC OR POR OR RUS OR SPA OR VTN Upper Division Elective (3)
Notes: Some upper-division language courses are more than 3 credits. Other languages may be used with the approval of an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

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DARs Code

DARs Code

LASGSEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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