Globalization, Development, and Citizenship through an Interdisciplinary Lens
Offering fundamental skills relevant to Global Studies, this First-Year Ampersand Program examines what it means to be a citizen of the world, challenging its participants to engage in both demanding texts and real-life scenarios. This two-semester course sequence led by three instructors from different disciplines will equip you to think critically and holistically about how our own mental maps compare to the realities of a globalized world.
Through the program's additional weekly workshop, you will develop the skills and the critical consciousness to consider what it means to be a "global citizen" in today's world. Second semester, you will engage in a community-based learning project in which you partner with a local organization to explore tangible ways to foster and practice solidarity within the St. Louis community. An optional trip at the end of the semester, after exams, will provide further opportunities for hands-on learning and interaction with organizations and people involved in the themes of the course.