Global studies, often coupled with a regional or area studies specialization, has become a more important and more popular part of the curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Heightened awareness of the value of international or regional expertise, the impact of global trends in so many career paths, and the relevance of global issues and globalization’s effects even in local contexts, lead an ever-increasing number of students to pursue special course work, certificates, and even degrees denoting intensive interdisciplinary study with a global, international, or regional specialization.
This series of introductory guides to global and area studies is intended to help students orient themselves to today’s interconnected world. A series of ten books—two orienting students to the core concepts of global studies, five on important world regions, and three on crucial issues challenging the globalizing world—will each offer undergraduates an overview of the field, an introduction to the methodologies used in it, exposure to the fundamental concepts they will encounter, guides to the resources needed to successfully complete their course of studies, and global-themed profiles of regions/subregions/countries. While designed to be adopted for undergraduate courses in global and area studies, the books in this series should have lasting value as useful resources to students and teachers at all levels.
Latin America in the World An Introduction
East Asia in the World An Introduction
The Middle East in the World An Introduction
By Antonia Garcia-Rodriguez, Daniel J. Greenberg
April 15, 2020
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to Latin America. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Latin American history; important ...
By Michael Anderson, Stephanie Holmsten
April 02, 2019
Political and Economic Foundations in Global Studies provides an innovative introductory examination of the global forces shaping the world today, seen through political and economic lenses. Along with its companion, Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies, the book exposes students to ...
By Andrea J. Nightingale
April 09, 2019
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a two-pronged approach to help readers understand the globalizing processes relating to environment and sustainability, which are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global ...
By Eve Stoddard, John Collins
October 14, 2016
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the study of the social and cultural aspects of global studies. After a brief introduction to global studies, the early chapters of the book survey the key concepts and ...
By Anne Prescott
May 19, 2015
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia, with an emphasis on the globalizing processes the region is undergoing. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book ...
By Lucia Volk
February 09, 2015
The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and ...
By Susan S Wadley
March 30, 2014
This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in this diverse and complex region are explored within the context of the globalising forces ...