Spotlight: Mason Korea GLOA 101 Introduction to Global Affairs

This course is an introductory course for freshmen on the interdisciplinary field of global studies.

By exploring various dimensions of globalization, the course examines how individuals and communities negotiate the effects of globalization in their everyday lives.

Zoom Class

GLOA 101 at Mason Korea often meet virtually with GLOA 101 at Fairfax, giving students from Fairfax and Songdo chances to interact with each other and engage with both faculty members.

Through co-activities between two campuses, students can learn how the same global issue might be viewed differently from another part of the world.

PortraitThis course covers a wide range of global topics: previous periods of globalization, international organizations and law, transnational corporations and global economy, immigration and refugees, world environmental concerns, world culture, war and peace, paradoxical presence of nationalism and fundamentalism in global world, and anti-globalization movement.

Professor Ji Hye Lim is an assistant professor and faculty advisor in the Global Affairs Program. She joined the faculty at George Mason University Korea in 2020, and she holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Mason University. Her  research sits at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, particularly focusing on economic liberalization and development.

To learn more about Professor Ji Hye Lim's virtual teaching of GLOA 101 to Mason Korea and Fairfax students, click this link!