All courses below are approved for credit toward the Global Studies major and appear in the Registrar’s course listings for Fall 2015.

You must read this carefully:

Many departments have special topic numbers. These are denoted by an asterisk in our course lists. All special topics classes require approval from Director of Undergraduate Studies in order to receive GLBL credit. Do not assume you will receive GLBL credit for taking a special topics class if you have not petitioned the Global Studies office. Petitions will no longer be accepted via e-mail and must be submitted through our new Course Credit Request System. This system also serves students seeking to request any other type of UNC course to count towards the GLBL major.

Don’t forget, you can petition to have a class count for major credit. For courses taken as part of a study abroad program, please see the Study Abroad page.

Core Courses

GLBL 210 Global Issues in the 20th Century (required)

ANTH 142 Local Cultures, Global Forces

COMM 82 Globalizing Organizations

DRAM 117 Perspectives in World Drama

ENEC 201 Introduction to Environment and Society

ENGL 265 Literature and Race, Literature and Ethnicity

GEOG 56 Local Places in a Globalizing World

GEOG 120 World Regional Geography

GEOG 121 Geographies of Globalization

GEOG 130 Geographical Issues in the Developing World

HIST 140 The World Since 1945

JOMC 446 Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

PHIL/POLI/PWAD 272 The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense

POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150 International Relations and World Politics

SOCI 111 Human Societies

SOCI 121 Population Problems

WMST 281 Gender and Global Change: Militarization and Transnational Latina/o Literature

GLBL Courses

GLBL 181 Teaching Great Decisions

Permission of the department. This course gives credit to the Great Decisions coordinating committee for organizing the eight lectures in GLBL 381.

GLBL 193 Global Studies Internship

Department consent required.

GLBL 196 Independent Study

Permission of the instructor. Reading and research on special topics in global studies.

GLBL 210 Global Issues in the 20th Century

Survey of international social, political, and cultural patterns in selected societies of Africa, Asia, America, and Europe, stressing comparative analysis of 20th-century conflicts and change in different historical contexts.

GLBL 281 Phillips Ambassadors Program

This course is for Phillips Ambassadors only.

GLBL 383 Global Whiteness

This course looks at race as a theory and practice as it has been constructed in academic disciplines, popular culture, and social struggle.

GLBL 481 NGO Politics

This course will investigate how nongovernmental organizations emerge, how they structure their organizations, how they function, and how they influence public policy.

GLBL 490 Major Issues in Human Rights

This course will explore numerous facets of human rights. We will survey some of the major theoretical approaches to human rights: Western Liberal, Feminist, Socialist and Relativist.  We will also explore the problem of genocide and the question of whether humanitarian intervention is justified to thwart the most serious human rights abuses. Additionally, we will consider how the end of the cold war and the emergence of the “era of globalization” might influence our understanding of what should properly be considered human rights abuses and whether an approach that focuses primarily on state violations of individual rights, rather than violations committed by non-state and private actors, adequately accounts for prevailing political, social and economic dynamics. We will consider the influence of the United States on global human rights, including the degree to which its foreign policy interests are in conflict with those rights and their conceptualization.

GLBL 692H Honors in Global Studies

Department Consent Required. Juniors or Seniors with a 3.3 GPA or higher. Completion of the honors thesis and an oral examination of the thesis.

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa

AAAD 307 21st Century Scramble for Africa

ANTH 468 State Formation

COMM 390 Special Topics in Communication Study*

ENEC/POLI 254 International Environmental Politics

GEOG 423 Social Geography

GEOG 447 Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East

GEOG 453 Political Geography

GEOG 460 Geographies of Economic Change

GEOG 464 Europe Today

HIST 276 The Modern Middle East

HNRS 352 Seminar in Social & Behavioral Sciences

JOMC 446 Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 131 Political Change and Modernization

POLI 236 Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI 238 Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

POLI 431 African Politics and Societies

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union

POLI 442 International Political Economy

POLI 443 American Foreign Policy: Formulation and Conduct

POLI 444 Seminar on Terrorism

POLI 457 International Conflict Processes

POLI 471 Recent Contemporary Political Thought

PWAD 350 National and International Security

SOCI 111 Human Societies

SOCI 121 Population Problems

SOCI 290 Special Topics in Sociology*

WMST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

AAAD 212 Africa in the Global System

AAAD 307 21st Century Scramble for Africa

ANTH 468 State Formation

ECON 434 History of Economic Doctrines

ECON 460 International Economics

ECON 461 European Economic Integration

ECON 465 Economic Development

ECON 468 Principles of Soviet and Post-Soviet Economic Systems

ECON 469 Asian Economic Systems

ECON 560 Advanced International Economics

GEOG 428 Urban Social Geography

GEOG 453 Political Geography

GEOG 460 Geographies of Economic Change

GEOG 464 Europe Today

POLI 442 International Political Economy

SOCI 290 Special Topics in Sociology*

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development

ENEC 370 Agriculture and the Environment

ENEC/GEOG 264 Conservation of Biodiversity in Theory and Practice

ENEC/POLI 254 International Environmental Politics

ENGL 268 Medicine, Literature, and Culture

ENVR 600 Environmental Health

GEOG 269 Human-Environment Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

GEOG 445 Medical Geography

HNRS 352 Seminar in Social & Behavioral Sciences

HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems

SOCI 469 Medicine and Society

WMST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

AAAD/WMST 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 123 Habitat and Humanity

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 284 Culture and Consumption

ANTH 477 Visual Anthropology

ARTH 153 Introduction to South Asian Art

ARTH 155 African Art Survey

ARTH 157 Introduction to Latin American Visual Culture

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

COMM 574 War and Culture

GEOG 56 FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World

GEOG 447 Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East

GLBL 490 Current Topics

JOMC 446 Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture

SPAN 344 Contemporary Latin America: Mexico, Central America, and the Andean Region

SPAN 345 Contemporary Latin America: The Caribbean and the Southern Cone

WMST 124 Sex and Gender in Society

Area Courses

AFRICA

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa

AAAD 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

AAAD 201 The Literature of Africa

AAAD 212 Africa in the Global System

AAAD 214 Ethnography of Africa

AAAD 307 21st Century Scramble for Africa

AAAD 400 The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

ANTH 226 The Peoples of Africa

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

HIST 130 20th Century Scramble for Africa

POLI 431 African Politics and Societies

ASIA

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA 490 Advanced Topics in Asian Studies*

ASIA/RELI 285 The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

CHIN 463 Narrative Ethics in Modern China

HIST 136 History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750

JAPN 490 Topics in Japanese Language and Literature

KOR 150 History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

GEOG 259 Geography of Latin America

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

HIST 528 Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America

HIST 532 History of Cuba

LATM 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies

POLI 238 Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 434 Politics of Mexico

PORT 270 Modern Brazilian Literature in English Translation

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

SPAN 330 Cultural History of the Hispanic World

SPAN 344 Contemporary Latin America: Mexico, Central America, and the Andean Region

SPAN 345 Contemporary Latin America: The Caribbean and the Southern Cone

WMST 290 Special Topics in Women’s Studies*

WMST 352 Rahtid Rebel Women: An Introduction to Caribbean Women

WMST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

MIDDLE EAST

ARAB 452 Imagining Palestine

ASIA 490 Advanced Topics in Asian Studies*

GEOG 447 Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East

HIST 276 The Modern Middle East

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

DRAM 286 Modern Irish Drama

ECON 461 European Economic Integration

EURO 159 20th Century Europe

FREN 372 Survey of French Literature III

FREN 377 The Evolution of Frenchness since WWII

GEOG 464 Europe Today

GERM 302 German Language and Culture

HIST 262 History of the Holocaust

HIST 390 Special Topics in History*

HNRS 353 Seminar in Historical Analysis

ITAL 330 Italian Civilization I

ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

SPAN 340 Cultures of Contemporary Spain

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

If your declared area in GLBL is Russia/Eastern Europe and you are trying to find classes for the fall, please contact Dr. Jonathan Weiler.