Global Honors course descriptions
The following courses are regularly offered by the Global Honors Program during the quarters indicated. Students are generally expected to follow the course sequences outlined in the Junior and Senior course plans.
For examples of T GH 494 Capstone Theses submitted by previous students, visit the Global Honors Digital Commons.
T GH 300 Re-Orienting the Global (2 credits) I&S
Provides historically grounded introduction to such concepts as cultural imperialism, colonialism, post colonialism, capitalism, and globalization. Examines relevance of concepts in current global affairs. Provides information on study abroad and service-learning opportunities, as well as expectations of the Global Honors Program. Offered: Autumn
T GH 301 Global Interactions (5 credits) I&S
Examines the major intellectual and political movements that marked the human experience in the 20th century. Examines nationalism, fascism, and other political philosophies, as well as governments' relationships to the natural environment and to one another. Offered: Winter
T GH 302 Global Imaginations (5 credits) VLPA
Accommodates the study of major themes, concepts, trends or techniques that permeate world literature, visual arts, music, dance, theatre and other forms of creative expression. The specific art forms and issues examined vary. Also considers marginalized forms of aesthetic expression that have generated cross-cultural debate about modern concepts of "art" and their relation to diverse forms of meaning and value. Offered: Spring
T GH 303 Global Challenges (5 credits) I&S
Examines major challenges facing the world in the 21st century. Covers contemporary issues as economic development, poverty and the distribution of resources, ecological concerns, public health, global conflict, nationalism, race, religion, and human rights. Offered: Autumn
T GH 399 Global Honors Study Abroad (3-15 credits, max. 15)
Offered: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer.
T GH 490 Research Methods Seminar (2 credits)
Methods seminar required for seniors in the Global Honors program who are preparing their senior thesis or other capstone project. Prerequisite: T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303. Offered: Winter.
T GH 494 Thesis or Project for Global Honors - (5 credits, max. 10)
Research and completion of a thesis or project approved and supervised by a full-time UWT faculty member on a significant scholarly topic, for students admitted to the Global Honors Program. Prerequisite: T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303; T GH 490. Offered: Spring; may also be scheduled Autumn, Winter, or Summer.
Examples can be found in the Global Honors Digital Commons.
T GH 495 Reflection Essay (2 credits) After completing a study-abroad experience, students who choose not to write a thesis must write a paper of at least 10 pages which integrates reflections on (a) the study-abroad experience, (b) one or more major ideas from T GH 300, T GH 301, 302 or 303, and (c) personal assessment of one's progress in understanding and implementing the goal of global citizenship. This paper is thus a reflection on key experiences in Global Honors. For the reflection paper, the idea is to seek and find a common thread that integrates the areas identified above.
T GH 496 Experiential Learning in Global Honors (5 credits) Globally-focused experiential learning projects such as internships, community service to locally-based international or immigrant populations, or related work intended to develop an appreciation of the processesof globalization. Integrates experience with theoretical understanding of globalization and global citizenship. Prerequisite: T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303; T GH 490. Offered: Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer.