Global Honors Course Descriptions

The following courses are regularly offered by the Global Honors Program during the quarters indicated:

1. Introductory Courses

T GH 203 Themes in Global Honors (5 credits) I&S 
Explores connections between the local and global, and between the individual, the community, and the world, through a given theme. Draws on broad interdisciplinary and international perspectives. Provides information on study abroad and service-learning opportunities, as well as expectations of the Global Honors Program.

Note: This is primarily intended as a sophomore level introduction to the Global Honors curriculum. Upon completing T GH 203, students may proceed directly to T GH 301.

Offered: Autumn

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.

Note: This is primarily intended as a junior level introduction to the Global Honors curriculum. Upon completing T GH 300, students may proceed directly to T GH 301.

Offered: Autumn

2. Core Courses

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)
Study Abroad is optional but strongly encouraged in Global Honors.

Offered: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer.

3. Capstone Courses

Full details for the Global Honors capstone requirement and a description of each option can be found on the Senior Capstone page. The following is a summary:

A) Preparatory

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 203 or T GH 300; T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303. Offered: Winter.

T GH 491 Thesis Symposium (1 credit)
Global Honors Colloquium preparation and presentation. Credit/no-credit only.

Prerequisite: T GH 203 or T GH 300; T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303; T GH 490. Corequisite: T GH 494, T GH 495 or T GH 496. Offered: Spring

B) Capstone Projects

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 203 or T GH 300; 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 495A 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 global citizenship. This paper is thus a reflection on key experiences in Global Honors.

Prerequisite: T GH 203 or T GH 300; T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303; T GH 490. Offered: Spring; may also be scheduled Autumn, Winter, or Summer.

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 203 or T GH 300; T GH 301; T GH 302; T GH 303; T GH 490. Offered: Spring; may also be scheduled Autumn, Winter, or Summer.