GLOA 400: Global Affairs Capstone

GLOA 400-001: Global Cities and Global Crises
(Spring 2020)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Nguyen Engineering Building 1107

Section Information for Spring 2020

How is globalization changing cities? How are cities changing globalization? How does globalization "take place" in cities? In this course, we will seek to answer these questions by looking at cities and their challenges around the world, traveling, for example, from Lagos (Nigeria), London (UK), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Delhi (India) to New York City (USA), San Francisco (USA), and Washington, DC (USA). Some of the challenges we will explore are the world-wide gentrification, segregation, and displacement; the global climate emergency; the contradictions of global historic preservation movements; and local social movements fighting deepening inequality and displacement on a global scale. As a capstone course, we focus on the cities and crises in order to synthesize, compare, and consolidate the various approaches and theories explored in studies of globalization, global affairs, and transnationalism.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Students draw from interdisciplinary core and concentration coursework in order to synthesize, compare and consolidate the various approaches and theories explored throughout the major through a focus on a pressing global issue. Additionally, course is designed to further develop research, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of GLOA 101 or SOCI 120 and 18 credits in major.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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