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 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES       

Global Perspectives – the Second Year of Integrated Studies at Monmouth College
   
 
Welcome to Global Perspectives – the Second Year of Integrated Studies

   
Once students have found their new place in the world of higher education, we ask them in the second year to turn attention to their place in the larger world. In Global Perspectives they will investigate communities, societies, political systems, and cultures other than their own. Global Perspectives highlights the influence and importance of cultural differences, as well as the articulation and integration of globally dispersed ideas and activities, in shaping the world we live in. We ask students to understand culture as a lens through which to view a complex and changing world and its peoples, where events unfold and are chronicled with ever-increasing speed.

Because globalization and the “global” perspective can be examined in many disciplinary contexts, Global Perspectives offers a selection of theme-based courses taught by a group of faculty from diverse academic disciplines. Although the themes are unique, the courses share one or more common readings and assignments, and all emphasize communication skills introduced in the first year.
 

2010-2011 Waid Prize for Research Writing in Global Perspectives:

First Prize:
Katherine M. Jerabek, “Alleviating Poverty in Zimbabwe”

Second Prize:
Alex J. Kane, “The Battle for Legal and Cultural Liberty: An Examination of the Struggle Toward Freedom and Understanding by Mexican-American Immigrants”

Third Prize:
Jessica L. Jones, “Traditions of the Pumpkin: from Thanksgiving to Halloween”


2009-2010 Waid Prize for Research Writing in Global Perspectives:

First Prize:
Hope Grebner, "Ethnic Conflict: The Nightmare in Northern Uganda"

Second Prize:
Scott Hultgren, "Rice in Haiti"

Third Prize:
Nora Carleson, "Yerba Mate and the Global Economy"

2008-2009 Waid Prize for Research Writing in Global Perspectives:

First Prize:
John A. Kaiser, “Corn: The Gold Flowing Through the Veins of the Americas”

2007-2008 Waid Prize for Research Writing in Global Perspectives-Comparative Societies:

First Prize:
Adam Schneider, "Land Use in Mexico, Post-NAFTA"

2006-2007 Waid Prize for Research Writing in Global Perspectives-Comparative Societies:

First Prize:
Nick Carlson, "Rwanda: The Evolution of Genocide"

Second Prize:
Anna Coutts, "Deforestation of Malaysia: History, Causes, and Consequences"

Third Prize:
Brad Horn, "The Ku Klux Klan: A Look at the Beliefs, Rituals, and Strategies of Terror"


 
Global Perspectives Texts for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

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History of the Modern World:

Ways of the World: A Brief Global History (Vol 2: Since 1500), by Robert W. Strayer
ISBN 0312387490

 

 

 

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