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Cluster Four Course Descriptions

GAFST 200. Introduction to Africana Studies. 3 credits.
An introductory survey of basic theoretical concepts to analyze the Black experience, with special focus on the general historical process common to Africa and the African Diaspora.

GANTH 195. Cultural Anthropology. 3 credits.
An introduction to the nature of culture and its relationship to language, economics, politics, kinship and other institutions in diverse cultures. The course also provides an overview of the theories, methods and ethical responsibilities involved in the study of cultural systems and ethnographic writing.

GECON 200. Introduction to Macroeconomics. 3 credits.
Behavior of economic systems at the national and international levels. Topics include the methodology of economics as a social science, supply and demand, definition and measurement of important macroeconomic variables and theoretical models of growth, inflation, interest rates, unemployment, business cycles, stabilization policy, exchange rates, and the balance of payments.

GGEOG 200. Geography: The Global Dimension. 3 credits.
This course promotes global understanding through the study of humans, their institutions and processes, and the resulting interactions between humans and the environment. The course will include the study of western and non-western peoples and their social, cultural, political and economic relationships.

GHIST 225. U.S. History. 4 credits.
A survey of U.S. history from the Colonial period to the present, emphasizing the development of American civic life, the involvement of the U.S. in world affairs and the cultural richness of the American people. This course stresses the analysis and interpretation of primary sources.  Additional information on this course.

GJUST 225. Justice and American Society. 4 credits.

This course introduces the student to the concept and reality of justice in America. It is a broad-based, interdisciplinary consideration of justice: What it is, what it means, and how it intersects with society and social institutions in American. Philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of justice and the historical context of justice in American society will be considered. Additional information on this course.

GPOSC 200. Global Politics. 3 credits.
An exploration of political, social and economic issues and structures existing within and between states in the contemporary global community. Students are introduced to alternative approaches to analyzing these issues in diverse cultures and political settings.

GPOSC 225. U.S. Government. 4 credits.
An examination of institutions, processes and intellectual concepts which structure American political activity. The interaction of the political system with the changing American society and America’s changing role in world affairs are also treated. The course provides an introduction to quantitative methodology. Additional information on this course.

GSOCI 110. Social Issues in a Global Context. 3 credits.
An examination of current global social issues, such as industrialization, economy, work, inequality, social movements and socio-political change. Addresses questions of definition, nature, history, patterns and consequences of various issues using sociological perspectives to examine and critique proposed social policies.