GLST 1B - Global Studies 1B

Global Studies Through a Life Science Lens: GE Area B2

San Jose State University

An Asynchronous, No Zoom Online Course


Ins. Mary Poffenroth (She/Her)

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Welcome to Summer 2021!

Even though the semester doesn't officially start until June 1, 2021, please begin by downloading our  Summer 2021 Syllabus


Do You Need a Textbook?

Great question that you will love the answer to, which is no. I deeply understand the struggle of having to pay for costly textbooks on top of everything else, so I have designed all my courses to be free of traditional textbook costs.


Can You Access Canvas?

Make sure you can get into Canvas now. If you can't access, please contact eCampus immediately. Canvas will be the foundation of everything we do and you will need to access it many times throughout each week. More about Canvas can be found at


Do You Have Reliable Tech/Web Access?

GLST1B is a 100% online course. There are weekly deliverables and you will need access to reliable technology and internet. SJSU can help with this, from laptop & device rentals to on-campus free use. Check out and


Sign Into Canvas on Day 1

Make sure you have your notifications turned on. On the first day of our term, you will see our course. Canvas is where all our class info, lectures, updates & announcements will be posted. I will be checking in with you again on our first official day of class!