UCLA students who plan to pursue the Global Studies major or minor may register for a Global Studies Travel Study program at this time, but are expected to have taken Glbl St 1 (offered fall quarter), Glbl St 100A (offered winter quarter) and Glbl St 100B (offered spring quarter) prior to the start of the summer program. Other UCLA students may register for a Global Studies Travel Study program as long as they have taken the introductory course, Glbl St 1 and receive instructor consent. Students from other schools are expected to have taken at least an introductory course on globalization or comparable course in international relations prior to participating in the summer program as a basic understanding of globalization issues will be assumed for all participants. For questions about prerequisites, please contact the undergraduate advisor for Global Studies.
Glbl St 110A (5 units): Globalization in Context
Glbl St 110B (5 units): Globalization In Context Research Seminar
These courses explore the multifaceted nature of contemporary globalization and the social, political and economic faces of developments. Students will examine the expansion of markets and its relationship to political processes and social dynamics. General themes about marketization, democratization and culture and identity will be analyzed in the context of the particular experiences of different countries around the world. The courses will combine required readings with class room discussion, experiential learning and primary research.
Glbl St 199: Directed Research (requires instructor consent)
Students will also have the option of enrolling in Glbl St 199, allowing them to do an additional research paper on a topic related to the travel study program. Students may then petition the Glbl St 199 to be used towards an elective category for Global Studies (Culture & Society, Governance & Conflict, or Markets), pending the Department Chair's approval of the final paper. Be sure to obtain your instructor's approval on the subject and format. Please note that deadlines apply even if you plan to travel after the program ends. There is an additional fee for this optional course.
Grades will be based on attendance, class participation, mid-term and final examinations, as well as a research paper. Instructors reserve the right to vary this format.
All schedules, itineraries, and group activities are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
Classes will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays,10am-noon. The precise schedule of required excursions is still pending, but students should plan on several hours per week attending class excursions.
You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks. We strongly suggest you read as much of the text material as possible before you depart. Textbook information will be available at a later date.