UC 245 - Global Interdependence
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies the geography requirement for State of Michigan certification for social studies teachers.
May not be repeated for credit.

This new interdisciplinary course examines the historical, cultural, political, economic, and technological factors that drive global interdependence. Guest faculty explore cases where ideas, people, goods, diseases, institutions, and natural resources have crossed political and cultural borders. Discussion sections help to integrate this material. Brad Farnsworth, who teaches undergraduate courses on the world economy and international management, serves as course coordinator.

The course is be divided into five modules:

  • Geography, trade, and culture
  • Natural endowments and economic performance
  • Modern global organizations
  • National, sub-national, and world cultures
  • The global interdependence of knowledge and ideas

Consider this course if you want to:

  • Gain broad exposure to the multitude of international resources available at Michigan
  • Hone your broad international interests into a plan for language study, study abroad, concentration, and geographic focus
  • Learn more about international career options

The course requires three short papers, which can be written from the perspective of a professional discipline such as law, education, or business. There will be a final examination. This course satisifes the geography requirement for School of Education students.

For more information, call the Center for International Business Education at 936-3917.

UC 245 - Global Interdependence
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