GICS at Chancellor University Study Abroad Summer Curriculum consists of a select group of courses with rich content and themes relevant to the state of affairs involving our world today. Classroom work is supplemented with educational excursions and extracurricular activities. All courses are taught in cross-cultural contexts and utilize innovative pedagogy. The selected courses do not require prerequisites and are transferable and credit bearing. Courses are taught by Chancellor and international master faculty. The academic focus of the program prepares students to effectively navigate barriers that cultural differences can create in today’s highly diverse and global workplace. Classes meet three times weekly in a highly interactive learning environment in some of the culturally finest sites in Europe. Additionally, there will be daily meetings between faculty and students, reviewing and assessing weekly cocurricular activities. Each class has an online component that requires students to complete interactive activities. Cocurricular activities that students engage are closely supervised by on-site instructional staff.

HI 345 - The Age of Globalization

Study of the globalization as an evolving international system from an historical perspective. Emphasis will be placed on major characteristics and the effects of globalization on the economic, political, and social trajectory of various regions and peoples. The course will also include an examination of how globalization continues to generate concern and opportunity in the developing world.

PH 312 - Global Business Ethics

Emphasis for this course will be placed on the interconnectedness of business, technology, social institutions, and cultural values of developed and emerging nations. An examination is made of the wealth and power of transnational corporations and their impact on local economies in both the home and host countries. Focus is also directed on the history of and need for an ethical framework for determining the appropriate standards that decision-makers, managers, and employees of transnational corporations should consider and make given the culture, laws, and social mores of their home and host countries. These same standards will also be applied to the problems of risk management in the global business community and marketplace.

PL 320 - Current Issues

The course provides a study of major contemporary social, economic, and political issues both in domestic and international policy contexts. The course closely examines possible solutions to a select list of critical issues and the pros and cons of such solutions. The course orients students into examining issues from different perspectives and enables them to see multifaceted dimensions of big issues that face our country and the global community.

PL 290 - Topics in Global Geography

Provides an overview of current global issues in environment, sustainable development, global climate change, including the interdependency of world regions in terms of natural resources. The course focuses both on physical processes and cultural aspects including patterns of development, agriculture, and industrial locations; analyzes the distribution of climate, vegetation, and physical landforms; and examines spatial relationships affecting population, transportation, and natural resources.

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