Explore the influence of American values and institutions and the effects of globalization…

About the Instructor

Guoqian Li is a PhD student in American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi. Her areas of interest include culture studies, film studies, and African American history. She is passionate about teaching and has taught AMST 212: Contemporary American Global Issues, and assisted teaching AMST 150: America and the World and ACM 255: Cinema & Digital Media.

For more information, email guoqian@hawaii.edu or call (808) 258-1793.

Summer 2 (online)

This interdisciplinary course explores contemporary global issues in historical, political, economic, and cultural contexts. It will track the influence of American values and institutions in the world and how globalization has changed the society. Key concepts for this course will include, but will not be limited to, American militarism, indigenous people in America, transnational workers, and environmental justice.

This course is designed to draw on a variety of materials including historical monographs, film, literature, documentaries, current news reports and other primary source materials such as memoir, testimonial and oral history.

Fulfills the general education requirements: DS, WI

Updated 1/22/2020