Course Description : For many years, the United States has been the global world economic power; both politically and culturally its influence has been felt around the world. More recently other countries are thriving economically, and emerging markets in Brazil, India, Russia, Singapore and Turkey are influencing global economics. Cultural and political events around the world are more than ever interconnected. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the various regions of the world by focusing on both the spatial distribution of physical factors and the cultural (historical, political and economic) factors that affect countries. This course will also provide students with the knowledge of diverse world patterns-for example, the impacts of increased energy usage around the world and its effect on global warming and climate change, terrorism and globalization.
Department Description : History and Social Science