Global Studies - CPS Specialty (GBST)

GBST 1011. Globalization and International Affairs. 4 Hours.

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing global/international affairs. Examines the politics, economics, culture, and history of current international issues through lectures, guest lectures, film, case studies, and readings across the disciplines.

GBST 1012. The Global Experience. 1 Hour.

Designed to introduce students to living and learning abroad. Offers students an opportunity to prepare for, gain from, and reflect upon their term abroad as a profound global experience. Uses workshops, seminars, course readings, discussions, and local civic engagement to challenge students to become global citizens and ambassadors by actively participating in their own learning, in their local team and community, as well as in the greater study-abroad community at Northeastern and beyond. Ongoing online reflection offers students an opportunity to articulate their own experiences, to respond to the experiences of others, and ultimately to make connections between global experiences around the world.

GBST 1013. The Global Experience 2. 1 Hour.

Offers students an opportunity to prepare for, gain from, and reflect upon their term abroad as a profound global experience and to connect service with their academic interests. Through local civic engagement tailored to students’ declared majors or interests, the course seeks to challenge students to become global citizens and ambassadors by actively participating in their own learning community as well the greater study-abroad community, Northeastern, and beyond. Ongoing, online reflection seeks to help students articulate their own experiences, respond to others’ experiences, and ultimately make connections with global experiences of others.Restricted to students in the N.U.in full-year program.

GBST 1020. Community Learning 1. 1 Hour.

Offers an introduction to community learning, social justice, and cross-cultural collaboration in Boston. The main objective is to help students prepare for, gain from, and reflect upon their semester in Boston as a profound global experience. Uses lectures, course readings, group discussions, collaborative projects, and semester-long service-learning opportunities to challenge students to ask critical questions and become global citizens and ambassadors by actively participating in their own learning community, as well as the greater Northeastern community, and beyond into Boston. Ongoing, online reflection is designed to help students articulate their own experiences, respond to others’ experiences, and ultimately make connections with the global experiences of others.

GBST 1030. Community Learning 2. 1 Hour.

Continues the introduction of community learning, social justice, and cross-cultural collaboration in Boston begun in GBST 1020. Seeks to help students synthesize their growing experiential education of social justice issues, American culture, and the English language. Is wholly dependent on student leadership and builds on the Socratic method as a means of collaborative learning.

GBST 1102. Global Corporate and Social Responsibility. 4 Hours.

Examines the social responsibilities of corporations and individuals in the global twenty-first century. Topics may include outsourcing, offshoring, international labor laws, global environmental responsibility, global human rights, global citizenship, and sustainable development. In addition, the course focuses on the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in the analysis of current policies and practices of multinational corporations, nation-states, and international nongovernmental organizations.