Global Resource Systems (GLOBE)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.


An introduction to Global Resource Systems (GRS) program. University and career acclimation, development of educational and professional skills, participation in GRS Learning Community. Assessed service-learning component.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


A survey of geographic concepts with a specific focus on the distribution of natural and human-generated resources and the demand for those resources on a global scale.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


A comparative analysis of global resources and the various natural and human systems affecting those resources. Assessed service-learning component.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 3 credits. F.S.


Discussion of topics of current importance in global resource systems. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. A maximum of 3 credits of 211 may be used towards degree requirements.

(Cross-listed with ANTHR, ENV S, M E, MAT E, SOC, T SC). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


An introduction to understanding the key global issues in sustainability. Focuses on interconnected roles of energy, materials, human resources, economics, and technology in building and maintaining sustainable systems. Applications discussed will include challenges in both the developed and developing world and will examine the role of technology in a resource-constrained world. Cannot be used for technical elective credit in any engineering department.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Practical work experience in approved domestic or international settings such as with a company, research laboratory, governmental agency or non-governmental organization. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for first-year students and sophomores.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for first-year students and sophomores.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: GLOBE 201, ECON 101 or ECON 102
In-depth analysis of the opportunities, constraints and consequences of agricultural, food and natural resource systems. Topics integrate global natural resources with agriculture and food systems, nutrition and health, sustainable development, and societal structures, including gender, migration and urbanization. Course content utilizes a systems approach.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: GLOBE 201, ECON 101 or ECON 102
In-depth analysis of the opportunities, constraints and consequences of social, economic and political global resource systems. Topics integrate agriculture and food production, globalization, population, economic planning, energy, security, trade, and policy and their role in defining different world regions. Course content utilizes a systems approach.

(1-0) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Students enrolled in this course intend to enroll in GLOBE 321 or 322 in the following term. Topics provide a pre-departure orientation, including logistical, academic, cultural, and personal requirements for completion of an experiential supervised work experience.

Cr. 3-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: GLOBE 320, Junior or Senior and enrollment in Global Resource Systems major; permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
A supervised learning experience including an analysis of an international location's resource system via immersion in a foreign culture lasting at least five weeks. The experience should focus on the region consistent with the student's degree track. Course expenses paid by student. A maximum of 12 credits of GLOBE 321 and 322 may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. 3-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: GLOBE 320, Junior or Senior and enrollment in Global Resource Systems major; permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
A supervised learning experience including an analysis of a domestic location's resource system via immersion in a different culture within the United States lasting at least five weeks. Designed for international students and for students who are not in a position to leave the United States. Course expenses paid by student. A maximum of 12 credits of Globe 321 and 322 may be used for degree requirements.

(Cross-listed with ECON). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ECON 101
Applied economic analysis of the determinants of world agricultural production, marketing, and use in feed, food, fiber, biofuel, and other applications, and global food processing and consumption. Analysis of market case studies and various data on global agricultural production and transformation, land and resource use, demography, economic activity, nutrition and health trends.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with ECON). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ECON 101, ECON 102
Current problems of developing countries, theories of economic development, agriculture, and economic development, measurement and prediction of economic performance of developing countries, alternative policies and reforms required for satisfying basic needs of Third World countries, interrelationships between industrialized countries and the developing countries, including foreign aid.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. R. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of faculty coordinator for the major.
Students must complete GLOBE 398 Cooperative Education Approval Form and register for GLOBE 398 before commencing each work period. Work periods for students in cooperative education related to Global Resource Systems. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Senior classification in Global Resource Systems
Research project in collaboration with faculty that complements and furthers a student's experiences from GLOBE 321 and 322 while simultaneously bringing into focus entire four-year experience. Student will write a research report and make either an oral or poster presentation.

Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Senior classification in Global Resource Systems
Research project in collaboration with faculty that complements and furthers a student's experiences from GLOBE 321 and 322 while simultaneously bringing into focus entire four-year experience. Student will write a research report and make either an oral or poster presentation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Capstone analysis of critical global resource challenges facing both developed and developing countries. Students will use research skills to investigate specific global resource issues and use communications skills to work as a team to integrate their research, develop an interdisciplinary perspective, and evaluate potential solutions to resource challenges.

(Cross-listed with AN S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Two courses from AN S 223, AN S 225, AN S 226, AN S 229, AN S 235
An overview of animal agriculture with emphasis on animal agriculture in developing countries. Historical, economic, environmental; and political considerations will be assessed and evaluated. Issues related to gender, resilience and sustainability for different production systems will be investigated.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, INTST). Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: 3-credit biology course, Sophomore or higher classification, permission of Instructor
Interdisciplinary study and analysis of agricultural systems, sustainable management, and impact on plants and animal biodiversity. International field experience in evaluating different agricultural systems and impact on biodiversity may be required. A program fee is charged to students for international study abroad.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors. A maximum of 9 credits of all (university-wide) 490 courses may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors. A maximum of 9 credits of all (university-wide) 490 courses may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors. A maximum of 9 credits of all (university-wide)490 courses may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors. A maximum of 9 credits of all (university-wide) 490 courses may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Independent study on topics of special interest to the student. Comprehensive report required. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors. Assessed service-learning component. A maximum of 9 credits of all (university-wide) 490 courses may be used for degree requirements.

Cr. arr. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling a professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling a professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. Assessed service-learning component.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Selected projects that result in outcomes benefiting a non-Iowa State University entity while instilling a professional ethics and accomplishing student learning goals. Course expenses paid by student. Assessed service-learning component.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Global resource systems topics will include the agricultural industries, climate, crops, culture, economics, food, geography, government, history, livestock, marketing, natural resources, public policies, soils, and preparation for travel to locations to be visited. Students enrolled in this course intend to register for GLOBE 494A, 496 or 497 the following term.

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Extended field trips abroad to study global resource systems. Location and duration of trips will vary. Pre-trip sessions arranged through GLOBE 495. Trip expenses paid by student.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
An integrated agricultural and food production and policy program that allows students to assess, analyze and evaluate complex, country-specific situations and to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities via team-oriented projects that involve complex issues such as development of effective foreign food aid and agricultural and food production systems, drivers of world hunger, sustainable resource management and efficacy of policy, and the role of the USA and the United Nations and other development agencies in these systems. International location and duration of program will vary. Pre-trip sessions arranged through GLOBE 495. Trip expenses paid by students.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. arr. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of the instructor and approval by the Global Resource Systems Faculty Coordinator
Research projects in collaboration with faculty.