Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ISP 110Y - Perspectives on the Global Condition (8 Cr. Seminar)


THE RISE OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD (4) The first semester examines three foundational and powerful movements-the Atlantic slave trade, the scientific revolution, and the Enlightenment-that helped establish the primacy of what we know of as the West over the course of three centuries. By taking advantage of the new process of understanding and interpreting information represented by the form of inquiry and argument known as the scientific method, the critique of former structures and the formation of a new idealism and hierarchy found in the Enlightenment, and the political, economic, and structural dominance brought about by the set of Atlantic relationships in the slave trade, select states and peoples crafted a political, economic, and cultural hegemony that unsettled all former powers and, over time, built the precedents of today’s globalization(s). Fall semester. Singer.

POST-COLONIAL GLOBALISM-INTEGRATION AND FRAGMENTATION, ASSIMILATION, AND RESISTANCE (4) Perhaps the story of the world is not so linear. Perhaps there have been efforts to resist the wholesale deconstruction of other identities, values, and realities. Perhaps “resistance” has been an underlying current that has never been entirely distinct from the juggernaut of the West. This sense of “perhaps” anchors the second semester of the International Scholars Program. Through various literary writings and film, we explore themes of migration, resistance, diaspora, and hybridity. Spring semester. Rauwerda.