North Central College - Naperville, IL

Global Studies Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

GLS 160 D-Term Study Abroad (2.00-3.00)
Provides students with an opportunity to pursue a field of study outside the United States at an introductory level. Each course requires some pre-departure and post-study abroad sessions; time spent out of country may vary from 10 to 21 days. Destinations and content change according to instructor. Repeatable with different content. May count towards Humanities or Social Science depending on the topic. Instructor consent required.

GLS 177 Topics in Global Awareness (1.50-3.00)
Intensive study of a cultural topic designed to help students develop a sense of global systems and interdependence in the context of a particular discipline. Content defined by the individual instructor. Repeatable with different content. GER: May count towards Humanities or Social Science depending on the topic.

GLS 260 D-Term Study Abroad (2.00-3.00)
Provides students with an opportunity to pursue a field of study outside the United States at an introductory level. Each course requires some pre-departure and post-study abroad sessions; time spent out of country may vary from 10 to 21 days. Destinations and content change according to instructor. Repeatable with different content. May count towards Humanities or Social Science depending on the topic. Instructor consent required.

GLS 277 Seminar: Study Abroad (0.00-2.00)
A workshop in intercultural learning designed for students enrolled in North Central College study abroad programs. Students explore the concept of culture, compare cultural values, investigate social relations and communication styles, prepare for adjustment, and begin to develop intercultural competence. Journals are kept while students are in their host cultures; required activities and a final essay are completed upon return. Required of all students who plan to study abroad.

GLS 287 Topics in Chinese Culture (1.50)
Intensive study of cultural topics required of students in NCC-in-China/Japan program who are studying only one or no language.

GLS 288 Topics in Japanese Culture (1.50)
Intensive study of cultural topics required of students in NCC-in-China/Japan program who are studying only one or no language.

GLS 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GLS 360 D-Term Study Abroad (2.00-3.00)
Provides students with an opportunity to pursue a field of study outside the United States. Each course requires some pre-departure and post-study abroad sessions; time spent out of country may vary from 10 to 21 days. Destinations and content change according to instructor. Repeatable with different content. Consent of instructor required. Some 100- and 200-level coursework in a student's major recommended. Instructor consent required.

GLS 362 D-Term Study Abroad Acr-Intercultural (3.00)
Provides students an opportunity to pursue a field of study outside the United States. Topics are examined from more than one disciplinary perspective. Each course requires some pre-departure and post-study abroad sessions; time spent out of country may vary from 10-21 days. Destinations and content change according to instructor. Instructor consent required. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 363 Seminar in Costa Rica (3.00)
Seminar taught in English by the NCC faculty member. Course content varies according to the expertise and areas of interest of the faculty member. Costa Rica term. Fulfills interdisciplinary requirement. Instructor consent required. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 365 Topics in Global Studies (3.00)
Intensive study of a selected international topic from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including those of the humanities and social sciences. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 367 Modern Britain (3.00)
Selected topics in modern British culture and society designed to give context for student's study in England. Required of all students on NCC-in-England program. England term. Fulfills interdisciplinary requirement. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Instructor consent required. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 387 Seminar in China and Japan (3.00)
Seminar taught in English by the NCC faculty member. Course content varies according to the expertise and areas of interest of the faculty member. China/Japan term. Fulfills interdisciplinary requirement. Instructor consent required. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GLS 490 Global Perspectives Capstone Seminar (1.00)
Designed for students in the Global Perspectives Program, this seminar is devoted to the completion of the required portfolio and culminates in an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the international dimensions of a student?s major. Prerequisite: Open to participants in the Global Perspectives Program.

GLS 492 Seminar in Global Studies (3.00)
Topics in global studies such as international relations theory, globalization, democratization, and global change. Seminar serves as capstone for global studies majors. Prerequisite: Junior standing. ACR: Intercultural.

GLS 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GLS 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.