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California State University, Chico
Course:
Geog 316h - Crossing Boundaries: Gender and Modernization

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ENGL GEOG 316H Spring 2011 Crossing Boundaries Globalization Monday 3 00 5 50 P M O Connell 239 Dr LaDona Knigge Office Butte 533 Phone 898 5881 Email lknigge csuchico edu Office hours T 12 30 2 00 W 11 00 12 00 or by appt Dr Laura Nice Office Trinity 247 Phone 898 5534 Email lnice csuchico edu Office hours M 11 50 2 50 TR 11 20 12 20 or by appt NOTE Syllabus subject to change Effective date January 23 2011 Course Description Increasingly we are confronted with references to living in an era of globalization in education we are tasked with appeals to become global citizens aware of the intricate ways in which our life choices and inheritances connect us with people in every corner of the world But how do we understand a term like globalization How do we approach the demands of increasingly complex cultural awareness and understanding This semester Crossing Boundaries will lead us on a two pronged exploration of the issues surrounding globalization Through the study of literature and geography we will examine a variety of relationships paying special attention to the interrelationships between people and places the interdependence between the global and the local and the ways that globalization has produced very different results between and within regions at all scales We will explore these relations through a focus on the legacy of colonialism and issues relating to global economic development and gender household and family relations Along with a geographic approach to globalization from the social sciences perspective we will read four twentieth century novels that explore the question of identity by drawing our attention to the hybridization of culture including immigrant migrant histories memories of exile and refuge as well as the fiction of imagined homelands Honors Program Goals and Objectives for Theme Classes To engage students in an interdisciplinary studies experience in an interactive setting To invite students to think reflectively about course



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