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Global/World Society (GG)

Requirement: One 3-credit hour course.

GenEd World Society courses explore societies and cultures outside of the United States. These courses take one of two approaches. Some concentrate on a single nation or region, examining in depth its political, social, historical, cultural, artistic, literary, geographic, and/or economic landscape. Others investigate globalization and its effects across nations and regions.

World Society courses are intended to teach students how to:

    • Understand the influences (e.g. political, social, historical, cultural, artistic, literary, geographic, economic) on world societies or processes (e.g. globalization) linking world societies;
    • Access and analyze materials related to world societies and cultures;
    • Develop observations and conclusions about selected themes in world societies and cultures;
    • Construct interpretations using evidence and critical analysis; and
    • Communicate and defend interpretations.


World Society Courses

Below, you will find the current list of GenEd courses in this area.

Please be advised that GenEd offerings vary from semester to semester and that all GenEd courses will not be offered every semester. For the most current list of GenEd offerings, please consult TU Courses.

In addition, a single GenEd course may be offered by more than one department. GenEd courses offered by more than one department will have the same course number and the same course title.
A student may not take the same course from multiple departments and earn credit toward graduation. However, if a student wishes to replace her/his grade in a GenEd course, s/he may replace the grade with any course bearing the same course number and the same course title regardless of department.

    1. Advertising and Globalization
    2. Border Crossings: Gendered Dimensions of Globalization
    3. Development and Globalization
    4. Education for Liberation Here and Abroad
    5. Gender and World Societies
    6. Global Cities
    7. Global Slavery
    8. Imaginary Cities
    9. Latin American Media
    10. Philadelphia Dance Experience
    11. Religion in the World
    12. The Global Crisis: Power, Politics and the Making of Our Times
    13. Turning Points in Human History: The Ancient World
    14. Turning Points in Human History: The Modern World
    15. War and Peace
    16. War in Hazleton
    17. World Affairs
    18. World Performances
    19. World Regions and Cultures: Diversity and Interconnections
    20. World Society in Literature & Film
    21. Honors Advertising and Globalization
    22. Honors Fate, Hope, and Action: Globalization Today
    23. Honors Imaginary Cities
    24. Honors Religion in the World
    25. Honors War and Peace
    26. Honors World Affairs
    27. Honors World Performances
    28. Honors World Society in Literature & Film

Waiver: An approved summer or semester study abroad program will satisfy the GenEd World Society requirement. Consult an academic advisor for more information.

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