Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022

GLI: Globalization Studies and International Relations

GLI 102: Academy of Civic Life

Explores foundational texts related to civics and democracy. Students will read modern and classical texts exploring Citizenship, Labor, Representation, Justice, and Activism. Through classroom debates and writing assignments, students will examine how these historical texts and foundational ideas impact current events and their personal communities. To supplement the readings, students will also be exposed to a range of relevant media including art, film, journalism, and new media.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

SBC:     USA

3 credits

GLI 211: Perspectives in Globalization Studies and International Relations

Introduces students to the major in Globalization Studies and International Relations through a wide ranging study of the ways in which globalization processes affect a wide variety of the different human groups and the planet they populate. It is structured according to the distinctive thematic guidelines that inform this Major and pays special attention to global flows, global inequalities, and the role of active citizenship in globalization. The aim is to study the local consequences of global events, cultural process, and socio-economic structures and vice-versa.

DEC:     F
SBC:     SBS, SPK

3 credits

GLI 212: Issues in Globalization Studies and International Relations

Issues on Globalization Studies such as: Global Cities and Urbanization Processes; Global Diasporas and Ethnicities; Global Development and Sustainability; Cultural and Political Representation in a Global Context; Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context; Global Corporations, Institutions, and Policies. May be repeated as the topic changes.

SBC:     GLO, HUM

3 credits

GLI 320: Global, Cultural, and Environmental Issues

Provides a critical understanding of how environmental problems and conflicts have roots in global social processes (such as culture, community, and political and economic inequality), and how these social forces in turn bear on the ways individuals and groups understand environmental problems and politically mobilize to change them. Specific emphases of the course deal with the links, at a global scale, between environmental degradation and various social problems like violence, spreading of disease, and international migration.

Prerequisite: GLI 211

DEC:     H
SBC:     STAS

3 credits

GLI 330: Global, Political, and Economic Issues

Explores global social, economic, and political structures and processes. Issues to be discussed include: the changing role of state sovereignty in a globalized system; the social and political implications of a global economy; the emergence of cultural figurations in which local and global trends are fused; the formation of transnational social movements, the emergence of a global civil society, the continuous flows of migration, nascent forms of transnationalism, the prospects for a democratic future; and the formation of a global human rights regime. The course explores these processes from a perspective that underscores the impact global interdependencies carry for people in the daily lives.

Prerequisite: GLI 211

SBC:     SBS+

3 credits

GLI 340: Conflict Resolution, Coalition Building, and Peacemaking

Provides an interdisciplinary understanding and analysis of conflict and the development and practice of coalition building and peacemaking that may assist in bringing forth resolutions. We will explore each of these issues at the inter-personal, local, and global levels. Students in this course will gain theoretical, historical, and practical knowledge about conflict and conflict resolution processes to start the work of de-escalating and solving conflicts.

Prerequisite: GLI 211

SBC:     CER

3 credits

GLI 391: Humanities and Fine Arts Topics in Globalization Studies

Topics in the Humanities and Fine Arts that are connected with Global Issues such as: Global Cities and Urbanization Processes; Global Diasporas and Ethnicities; Global Development and Sustainability; Cultural and Political Representation in a Global Context; Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context; Global Corporations, Institutions, and Policies. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing; one D.E.C. G or HUM course

SBC:     GLO, HFA+

3 credits

GLI 392: Social and Behavioral Sciences Topics in Globalization Studies

Topics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences that are connected with Global Issues such as: Global Cities and Urbanization Processes; Global Diasporas and Ethnicities; Global Development and Sustainability; Cultural and Political Representation in a Global Context; Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context; Global Corporations, Institutions, and Policies. May be repeated as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing; 1 D.E.C. F or SBS course

SBC:     GLO, SBS+

3 credits

GLI 402: Democracy and Justice for All

Explores foundational texts related to civics and democracy. Students will read modern and classical texts exploring Citizenship, Labor, Representation, Justice, and Activism. Through classroom debates and writing assignments, students will examine how these historical texts and foundational ideas impact current events and their personal communities. To supplement the readings, students will also be exposed to a range of relevant media including art, film, journalism, and new media. Students will learn about civic engagement by creating and presenting civic engagement project proposals.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

SBC:     EXP+, USA

3 credits

GLI 444: Experiential Learning

This course is designed for students who engage in a substantial, structured experiential learning activity in conjunction with another class. Experiential learning occurs when knowledge acquired through formal learning and past experience are applied to a "real-world" setting or problem to create new knowledge through a process of reflection, critical analysis, feedback and synthesis. Beyond-the-classroom experiences that support experiential learning may include: service learning, mentored research, field work, or an internship.

Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent; permission of the instructor and approval of the EXP+ contract (http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/policiesandregulations/degree_requirements/EXPplus.php)

SBC:     EXP+

0 credit, S/U grading

GLI 450: Capstone Seminar in Globalization Studies and International Relations

Designed to put into practice the student's accumulated training in the major by completing a single original research project. The project should combine the student's area and global issue specializations as well as his or her foreign language expertise, and international study or internship experience. Students will choose a faculty mentor who specializes in either the area or the issue they are researching. The faculty mentor will provide additional and under supervision as the project progresses.

Prerequisite: GLI 211; GLI major; U4 status

Pre- or corequisites: GLO 320, GLI 330, GLI 340

SBC:     ESI, SPK, WRTD

3 credits

GLI 458: Speak Effectively Before an Audience

A zero credit course that may be taken in conjunction with any GLI course that provides opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes of the Stony Brook Curriculum's SPK learning objective.

Pre- or corequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent; permission of the instructor

SBC:     SPK

0 credit, S/U grading

GLI 459: Write Effectively in Globalization Studies and International Relations

A zero credit course that may be taken in conjunction with any 300- or 400-level GLI course, with permission of the instructor. The course provides opportunity to practice the skills and techniques of effective academic writing and satisfies the learning outcomes of the Stony Brook Curriculum's WRTD learning objective. Students will submit a copy of their paper for approval by the Undergraduate Program Director in Globalization Studies and International Relations.

Prerequisite: WRT 102; permission of the instructor

SBC:     SPK

0 credit, S/U grading

GLI 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum I

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor and Undergraduate Program Director

SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading

GLI 476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum II

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. Students assume greater responsibility in such areas as leading discussions and analyzing results of tests that have already been graded. Students may not serve as teaching assistants in the same course twice.

Prerequisites: GLI 475; permission of instructor and Undergraduate Program Director

SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading

GLI 487: Independent Research in Globalization Studies and International Relations

Intensive readings and research on a special topic undertaken with close faculty supervision. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and department

SBC:     EXP+

0-6 credits

GLI 488: Internship

Internship in an institution, business, or government agency that engages directly with the student's Global Interaction Area and Specialized Global Issues. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: permission of the department

SBC:     EXP+

0-6 credits, S/U grading

GLI 495: Senior Honors Project in Globalization Studies and International Relations

A one-semester project for Globalization Studies and International Relations majors who are candidates for the degree with departmental honors. The project involves completion of an honors thesis or project under the close supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

3 credits