Global Studies Minor
Required Courses for the Global Studies Minor
A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
- ECN 210
Principles of Macro Economics3 credits
Macroeconomics is concerned with keeping economic fluctuations within reasonable bounds. Topics include the measurement of the national income, inflation, unemployment, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies and international outcomes. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- BSA 310
International Business3 credits
Topics include importing, exporting, tariffs, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, and the phenomenon of globalization. Prerequisites: ENC 210
- PHL 221
Business Ethics3 credits
A systematic overview of normative ethics and a comprehensive discussion of contemporary moral issues in a business context. Employs actual case studies drawn from business, as well as readings from a wide range of thinkers.
- HST 366
Trends That Shaped the Modern World3 CreditsStudy of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I;focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.
- GS 201
Globalization and Its Challenges3 CreditsA global look at the development of neo-liberalism (modernization) since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the shrinking of the welfare state in the West.
Two courses, 6 credit hours, from the following four courses:
- HST 303
Survey of Asian History3 credits
Provides an introduction to Asian history. Establishes a
broad foundation for understanding the culture and
history of such countries as India, China, and Japan.
Alternate even years.
- HST 305
History of Latin America3 credits
History of Latin America, including the Pre-Colombian
Era, Colonial Period, Wars of Independence, Imperialism,
and Twentieth Century. Survey of Latin America as a
whole as well as important developments shaping major
- HST 307
History of the Middle East3 credits
Traces the history of political, economic, religious, and
cultural development of the Middle East, emphasizing
developments and trends of contemporary importance.
- HST 309
History of Sub-Sahara Africa3 credits
An historic overview of the development of Sub-Sahara
Africa with an emphasis on political, economic, and
cultural trends of the area
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