UC 245 - Global Interdependence
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies the geography requirement for State of Michigan certification for social studies teachers.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

This course, offered under the umbrella of the International Institute, will explore the ways that ideas, people, goods, services, diseases, and natural resources have flowed across political and cultural borders over the course of human history, examine the consequences of those flows, and study the ways in which a personal interest in these topics can be the basis for a professional career.

GI is a bridge between the liberal arts and the professional schools, featuring faculty from law, business, public health, and public policy, as well as numerous liberal arts departments. It also serves as a "gateway" course to other international and area studies courses.

The course centers around five modules, each lasting two to three weeks:

    1. Geography, Trade, and Culture
    2. Natural Endowments and Economic Performance
    3. Modern Global Organizations
    4. National, Sub-National, and World Cultures
    5. The Global Interdependence of Knowledge and Ideas

These topics will take up at least twenty out of a total of twenty-eight class meetings during the term. The course coordinator will use the remaining sessions for introducing new material, discussions, and transitions to new topics. At the beginning of the term, each student enrolled in GI will choose one of seven pre-professional tracks: business, government, law, education, social work, natural resources, and public health. Each student would then write three papers exploring the relationship between any three of the five course modules and their professional track. Students in certain professional tracks may be required to write on designated modules. For example, education students enrolling under the GEOG 245 crosslisting may have to write their papers on Modules 1, 2, and 5 in order to fulfill their State of Michigan certification requirements.

UC 245 - Global Interdependence
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
21036
Open
12
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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