HUM 3163 (Okpala, FA2021)

Global Humanities

Welcome to Global Humanities

Global Humanities is an intensive study of the humanities on a global scale. It includes a substantive focus on humanities outside of the Western cultural context—that is, our focus is the Global South.  This course takes an interdisciplinary humanities approach to several themes, including sacrifice, gods, deities, art, music, dance, and gender.  Specifically, the course encourages students to explore global issues using historical, literary, linguistic, and philosophical perspectives.

Using This Guide

Access course readings/streaming videos using the tabs on the left. I, your librarian, have broken things down by module, so they should be easy to find, but if you have any trouble, feel free to contact me! My info's on the bottom left of this page.

Note: All of the resources on this guide are available via the UTSA Libraries' subscription databases. That means that you can access them for free by entering your abc123 and passphrase when prompted. Accessing library resources requires DUO/push authentication, so have your phone ready!

Professor Okpala


Photo of Professor Jude OkpalaYour professor already has his contact information linked on Blackboard, but just in case, here it is again for easy access: 

Name: Jude Chudi Okpala, Ph. D.


Phone: 210-458-8156 

Office #: MH: 4.05.30J

Office Hours: Throughout the course your instructor will offer optional synchronous sessions through Blackboard Collaborate to review specific topics or provide additional explanations.

Office hours will be offered virtually on Friday, 9am – 12pm EST


**For more details, check your Blackboard course page!