First Published in 2016. In this anthology of essays for Global Studies students, the editors hope to encourage readers to live intelligent and thoughtful lives, not only as citizens of their native countries, but also as citizens of the world.

     PART ONE: Approaches to Studying the World Today 1. Introduction Beyond the Pledge of Allegiance: Becoming a Responsible World Citizen by Tom Arcaro 2. The Joy of Culture: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Appreciating Cultural Diversity by Larry Basirico and Anne Bolin 3. Reading, Writing, and Researching the Global Experience by Jean Schwind 4. Numbers and the World by Duane McClearn. 5. Literature and the Global Studies Student by Rosemary Haskell PART TWO: Topics in Global Studies 6. Global Media and News: A Guide to Decoding and Analyzing Information by Ocek Eke 7.Environmentalism Gone Wild: The Great Green Mobilization and Beyond by Anthony Weston 8. Western Imperialism and its Legacies by Brian Digre 9. Looking at the World Through a Gendered Lens: Feminism and Global Studies by Ann Cahill 10. Use and Abuse: Drug Use and Drug Commerce in a Global Context by Mat Gendle 11. Navigating Religion in the Global Context by Jeffrey Pugh 12. Global Politics and Global Issues: Where do You Fit? by Laura Roselle, Kerstin Sorensen and Robert Anderson 13. `Jihad vs. McWorld' Revisited by Steve Braye


    The authors are all faculty members in the liberal arts and sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. They share teaching responsibilities for a course called Undertstanding the Global Experience that is required of all first-year students.