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Global Studies
Course Code
GLOS 1190  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title World Religions 
Description This course surveys major religious traditions of the East and West, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. You may study other religions depending on the special interests of the instructor and students. You will use various approaches, including historical and comparative, as well as experiential. Upon completion you will know of the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied. You will be able to apply your knowledge of the religions covered to current critical world issues, such as peace and violence, gender relations, environment and globalization. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GLOS 1200  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Chinese Arts and Culture 
Description This course introduces you to Chinese culture through the study of its various forms of art. You will learn about calligraphy, poetry and painting-often called "Three Perfections"; architectural arts, such as garden, pagoda and temple; and performing arts-drama, music and film. You will also learn about the two most well-recognized Chinese products-silk and porcelain, as they have long been important media for Chinese art. Through a careful examination of different contexts (social, historical, philosophical and religious) in which various art works are produced, you will learn the fundamental values and beliefs of the Chinese people, their understanding of nature and humanity, as well as their interactions with the outside world. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GLOS 1300  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Race and Culture: A Global Perspective 
Description This course explores the range of meanings associated with race and culture and identifies their conceptual and practical uses and abuses. You will use historical resources and contemporary realities to gain an enhanced understanding of how various constructions of race and culture shape global practices, policies, and expressions. You will focus on the dynamics between majority and minority populations, in particular, racial oppression, cultural identification, and social affirmation. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GLOS 1500  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Global Studies 
Description This is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of global studies. You will examine the dynamics of changes in global systems, both in the past and at present, from natural and social perspectives-what causes global changes, what are the real and possible effects of these changes, and how do we deal with changes in both local and global settings. The main objective of the course is to provide you with a foundation from which to pursue further studies of related topics. You will also develop communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills particular to the subject of global studies. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GLOS 1600  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Southeast Asian Art and Culture 
Description This course introduces students to Southeast Asia, which is home to many ethnic groups rich in cultural and religious diversity. You will learn about various cultures including, for example, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodian, Indonesian, Filipino, and Malaysian. You will study their history through examining a variety of art forms from different historical periods and religious influences, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, and Indigenous belief systems. Through readings, visuals and discussions, you will understand the fundamental values, beliefs, and practices of the peoples of this region, as well as their contributions to and interactions with other Asian and Western regions. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.