CMS 4500: Global Contexts

CMS 4500 Global Contexts is open to CMS students who have successfully completed the  prerequisite courses, CMS 3020 and CMS 3101. Links to other sections of this syllabus can be found in the header as well as the “General Class Policies” menu. Additional course materials are available to enrolled students through GA View.

This syllabus is for the Spring 2017 semester. Check this online syllabus regularly to make sure that you have the most current information.

 CRNs, times, and classroom

  • CRN: 21463, MW 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM, Room: U313
  • CRN: 20168, MW 2:10 PM – 3:25 PM, Room: T214

Required texts

  • The Globalization Reader, Edited by Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, 5th ed.
  • A Writer’s Reference, by Diane Hacker (any edition)

Required films (streaming)

  • Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, 2004)
  • La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)
  • Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2002)

Required film (not streaming)

Each student will choose one of the  films listed on the Film Analysis directions page. The student is responsible for buying or otherwise accessing this film. I recommend buying a DVD or downloadable copy, since you will need to watch it several times.

Operation Study

At Clayton State University, we expect and support high motivation and academic achievement. Look for Operation Study activities and programs this semester that are designed to enhance your academic success such as study sessions, study breaks, workshops, and opportunities to earn Study Bucks (for use in the University Bookstore) and other items.

Contact information

My contact information including office hours is collected on separate page.

Individuals with disabilities who need to request accommodations should contact the Disability Services Coordinator, Student Center 255, 678-466-5445,