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Spring 2018  |  GLOS 3900 Section 001: Topics in Global Studies -- The Politics of Global Health (69274)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Ford Hall 151
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
This course explores how interlocking gender and race relations have influenced the management and experience of health and disease among people of African descent from the periods of slavery and colonialism until the present. It traces how the pathologization of the African body has engendered inequitable - and unethical - treatment of black people in the clinical practice of medicine, the execution of health research, and the management of public health systems. At the same time, it examines strategies adopted by populations of African descent to combat harmful stereotypes and hold authorities accountable for disproportionate distributions of disease in their communities. Sub-topics include medical experimentation on black populations in European colonies and in the US; the construction of conditions such as sickle cell as "black" disease in the US; the clinical, scientific, and discursive exclusion of blacks from chronic diseases of "civilization" or "development" such as cancer; the global politics of HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment; the (mis)management of "tropical" disease such as Ebola, Zika, malaria and sleeping sickness; and strategies to control the African reproductive body through policies related to marriage, prostitution, sterilization, abortion, and contraception. This is a highly interdisciplinary course that draws on medical sociology and anthropology, history, science and technology studies (STS), epidemiology, global health, population and development, and human rights.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~001&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 April 2017

Spring 2018  |  GLOS 3900 Section 002: Topics in Global Studies -- Giving: Global Philanthropy, Charity, & Power (69740)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Manifestations of the new global economy are everywhere. From the jeans you buy at your favorite shopping mall to the placemats you purchase at Target, most of the items we consume here in the United States are made somewhere else. Global commodity networks link consumers of fresh green beans in Britain with farmers, pickers, and exporters in Zambia. And it isn't only products that have "gone global," it is also people. Thanks to immense economic inequalities, upper and even middle class families in Europe, Japan and the U.S. enjoy the cheap and plentiful labor of Eastern European, Filipino, and Honduran nannies, housecleaners, and gardeners. The location and character of work is also changing: no longer can a skilled Detroit autoworker or Minnesota aircraft mechanic expect to find work in the U.S.; rather, most of these jobs have relocated to Mexico, Brazil, or China, where equally skilled workers are employed at a fraction of the cost. How did this new global economy come to be and what forces are responsible for these changes? Course organization and requirements: This course is based on lectures, films, an occasional guest speaker and considerable in-class discussion. From the outset, I want you to know that (a) this course is very reading intensive, and (b) I expect you to do all of the readings all of the time. Active participation in this class is very important and counts for 15% of your grade. But more than how it "counts" -- participation in the form of engaging with the texts and other materials we use in class, and with your fellow students, is the best way for you to grasp the theoretical perspectives, empirical information and critical thinking skills that are the primary pedagogical goals of this class. In other words, well after this class is over, I want you to be able to utilize the perspectives and knowledge you have acquired during the course to understand changes in the global economy. In this course, we will focus on the changes that have taken place in the global economy over the last seventy years, and the economic theories, institutional changes, and technological developments that have undergirded them. Our mode of exploration will be both historical and contemporary. We will examine the movement away from the relatively regulated national economies of the 1940s and 1950s to a more fully integrated global economy; changing patterns and organization of production and consumption; and the rise of neoliberal ideology, policy and global governance institutions. Some of the substantive topics we will explore include the globalization of mass consumption, the transformation of work associated with new information technologies, and the cultures of the "new" capitalism.
Grading:
10% Attendance
10% Journal
10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: 24% Written Homework (commentaries), 16% Special Projects (2 exercises),30% Final take-home Exam
Class Format:
35% Lecture
10% Film/Video
30% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
5% Guest Speakers
Workload:
80-100 Pages Reading Per Week
6-8 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Exam(s)
12 Homework Assignment(s)
Other Workload: 3 Special Projects
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~002&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2012

Spring 2018  |  GLOS 3900 Section 003: Topics in Global Studies -- Armenian Genocide in Age of "Alternative Facts" (69990)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
GLOS 5900 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
02/01/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
02/15/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
03/01/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
03/22/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
04/05/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
04/19/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
 
05/03/2018
Thu 02:00PM - 03:40PM
UMTC, East Bank
Social Sciences Building 710
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Even after a century, the Armenian Genocide remains one of the most politically charged and controversial historical issues with broad foreign policy implications. This course will provide an in-depth overview of the Armenian Genocide with a particular emphasis on the rise of Turkish nationalism, the structure of the Armenian Genocide, and its social, cultural, and ideological components. The course then will seek to examine the efforts to come to terms with the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire by discussing its denial, (placing it in the larger context of the phenomenon of genocide denial), and the consequences of such denial on Armenian and Turkish societies. At the conclusion of the course students will have an extensive knowledge of the Armenian Genocide and its contemporary social and political significance.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~003&term=1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 April 2017

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