Political Science and Global Studies Courses 2013-2014

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2013-14 academic year.

PSG 101
Issues in Globalization
4 credits

Explores the basics of Globalization: what it is and how to understand it as an economic, political and cultural phenomenon. Analyses what 'globalization' means in practice, and why it takes the form it does and places the global economy in its historical context, and considers political and institutional factors. General Education: Self and Society or Ethics and Social Justice. Introductory.

PSG/HDA 121
Anthropology and Globalization
4 credits

Introduces the diversities and similarities of cultures throughout the world from simple homogeneous groups to complex contemporary civilizations, including our own. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personality and the role of the family in the total cultural complex. General Education: Perspectives on Diversity and Self and Society or Ethics and Social Justice. Introductory

PSG 130
Women and Globalization
4 credits

Explores globalization as a gendered process and a discourse on gender. The course critically analyses the subordination of women as a consistent feature of globalization. Utilizing and critiquing multiple theoretical frameworks, we take historical and social/cultural approaches to studying the role of women in the modern world system. General Education: Perspectives on Diversity and Self &Society or Ethics &Social Justice. Introductory.

PSG/HDA 226 (Formerly HDS 225)
Perspectives on Global Health
4 credits

Explores the social and cultural aspects of health and illness. Emphasis on the varied ways that illness is defined and treated throughout the world. Readings draw upon the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. Topics include witchcraft, faith-healing, and alternative medicine in the U.S.. Special focus on the inequities of health care and outcomes. General Education: Perspectives on Diversity and Self and Society or Ethics and Social Justice. Intermediate.

PSG 250
Politics of Sex Trafficking
4 credits

Explores the global sex trafficking industry and impact on victims, consumers and culture. Examines the historical, economic, political and gendered dynamics of the industry, and the ways organizations work to combat the problem. Focus on the activism of survivors working to end the demand for trafficked women and children. Intermediate.

PSG/HDA 350
Globalization and Human Rights
4 credits

Explores the processes and outcomes of globalization and analyzes basic Human Rights literature and its application to the global economy. Students will also discover how their daily actions and interactions impact the lives of others, particularly those in impoverished nations. Prerequisite: HDP 120-121, 122-123 or HDP 124-125, 126-127. General Education: Perspectives on Diversity and Self &Society or Ethics and Social Justice. Advanced. 

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