GLOA 400: Global Affairs Capstone

GLOA 400-003: Global Affairs Capstone: Global Cities and Global Crises
(Fall 2021)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall 2411

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Section Information for Fall 2021

GLOA 400 - 003: Global Affairs Capstone: Global Cities and Global Crises

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). The challenges we will explore are the global pandemic; the global climate emergency; world-wide gentrification, segregation, and displacement; the contradictions of global historic preservation movements. We will also examine local social movements fighting inequality and displacement on a global scale. In this capstone course, we focus on the cities and crises in order to synthesize and deepen what you have learned about globalization at Mason and in your life throughout and beyond the pandemic.

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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
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This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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