All courses below are approved for credit toward the Global Studies major and appear in the Registrar’s course listings for Spring 2016. This list was compiled on October 6, 2015 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Spring 2016 semester. We cannot update this list with every course change that could occur so please make sure to reference the All Courses Approved for the Major page as well.

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

JOMC  446       Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC  146      Introduction to World Musics

POLI  130      Introduction to Comparative Politics

RELI  181      Modern Muslim Societies

SOCI  111      Human Societies

GLBL Courses

GLBL  89H     FYS: Special Topics (Beg, Borrow, and Steal: The Political Economy of Aid, FDI, and Corruption)

This course examines how politics and economics condition different countries’ path towards and experience with foreign aid, foreign investment, and corruption. In doing so, the course will examine the effect of political conditions on economic outcomes and the effect of economic conditions on political outcomes. Through the exploration of the academic literature, popular (including non-Western) media, and policy briefs, students are encouraged to critically examine the prevailing views on these topics and to build the analytical and communication skills necessary to contribute to some of the most salient policy arenas facing our world today.

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

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

This course is for Phillips Ambassadors only.

GLBL  381      Great Decisions

Eight evening guest lectures, with a discussion session after each, on eight issues in current foreign policy. May be repeated for credit.

GLBL  390      Current Topics in Global Studies*

It is fashionable to speak of a “globalized” world these days, but how did this world come into being and what does the term exactly mean? More specifically, while the global movement of commodities, information and services seems mostly rather unrestrained these days, why is the movement of people often subjected to rigorous controls and restrictions? Indeed, why does one need a “passport” to travel across borders? What are borders? How are they established? What is a “citizen”? What is a “migrant” or “immigrant”? What are the differences between “empire” and “nation-state”? Or “subjects” and “citizens”? What are “global” institutions? Why do people seem to cling onto their “national identity” as a primary marker of their own identity in this increasingly globalized world? What are the obligations, if any, of the developed countries to the developing world and why? How are these questions related to each other?

GLBL  394      Great Decisions and International Relations

Pre- or corequisite, GLBL 381. This course links the Great Decisions lecture series with readings and analyses of international relations.Its purpose is to provide the students on the Great Decisions coordinating committee with a practical and intellectual engagement with United States foreign policy and global issues.

GLBL  450      Social Change in Times of Crisis: Knowledge, Action, and Ontology

Examines dominant, alternative, and emergent narratives of change and the future from around the world. Takes as a premise that we live in a period of multidimensional crises characterized by uncertainty and conflict about how to pursue sustainable economic, ecological, political, social, and cultural projects.

GLBL  691H   Honors in Global Studies

Permission of the instructor. Preparation for writing the honors thesis.

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD  315      Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

ANTH  280      Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH  319      Global Health

ANTH  590      Special Topics in Anthropology*

ANTH/ASIA  375      Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia

ANTH/FOLK  130      Anthropology of the Caribbean

GEOG  452      Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration

GEOG  464       Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe

GEOG/PWAD  453      Political Geography

GLBL  390      Current Topics in Global Studies*

HIST/ASIA  276      Modern Middle East

HNRS  352      Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences

JOMC  446       Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC  390H   Honors Seminar in Music*

PLCY/ENEC  372      Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

POLI  130      Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI  190      Undergraduate Seminar*

POLI   231      Latin America and the United States in World Politics

POLI   239      Introduction to European Government

POLI   431      African Politics and Societies

POLI   433      Politics of the European Union

POLI   438      Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI   450      Contemporary Inter-American Relations

POLI   235      Politics of the Soviet Union and its Sucessor States

POLI   236      Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI   238      Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI/EURO  442       International Political Economy

POLI/PWAD  443       American Foreign Policy: Formulation and Conduct

POLI/PWAD  444       Seminar on Terrorism

POLI/PWAD  469      Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

POLI/PWAD/SOCI  260      Crisis and Change in Russia and East Europe

PWAD  350      National and International Security

RELI  181      Modern Muslim Societies

SOCI  111      Human Societies

SOCI  121      Population Problems

SOCI  290      Special Topics in Sociology*

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

ANTH  320      Anthropology of Development

ECON  434       History of Economic Doctrines

ECON  461      European Economic Integration

ECON  465      Economic Development

ECON  468      Principles of Soviet and Post-Soviet Economic Systems

ECON  469      Western and Asian Economic Systems

ECON  560      Advanced International Economics

ECON/EURO/PWAD  460      International Economics

ENEC  490      Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies*

GEOG 458      Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society

GEOG 464       Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe

GEOG/PWAD  453      Political Geography

GLBL  390      Special Topics in Global Studies*

POLI/EURO  442       International Political Economy

SOCI  290      Special Topics in Sociology*

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH  147      Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH  151      Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH  319      Global Health

ANTH  470      Medicine and Anthropology

ANTH  490      Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology*

ENEC  490      Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies*

ENVR  600      Environmental Health

GEOG 434       Cultural Ecology of Agriculture, Urbanization, and Disease

HNRS  352      Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences*

PLCY/ENEC  372      Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

PLCY/HPM  565      Global Health Policy

POLI/ENEC  254      International Environmental Politics

SOCI   469      Medicine and Society

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

ANTH  102      Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH  147      Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH  280      Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH  320      Anthropology of Development

ANTH  490      Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology*

ARTH/ASIA  456      Art and Visual Culture of South Asia

COMM/PWAD  574      War and Culture

ENGL  364      Introduction to Latina/o Studies

GEOG  452      Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration

GLBL  390      Special Topics in Global Studies*

JOMC  446       Global Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC  146      Introduction to World Musics

MUSC  258      Musical Movements: Migrations, Exile and Diaspora

RELI  121      Introduction to Religion and Culture

RELI  428      Religion and Anthropology

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

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  201      The Literature of Africa

AAAD  301      Contemporary China-Africa Relations

AAAD  315      Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD  318      Politics of Cultural Production in Africa

AAAD  320      Music of Africa

AAAD  412      Regional Seminar in African Studies

AAAD  414       Senegalese Society and Culture

AAAD  487      Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies

ARTH  255      African Art and Culture

GLBL  390      Special Topics in Global Studies*

HIST  279      Modern South Africa

HIST  390      Special Topics in History*

POLI  431      African Politics and Societies

WMST  289      Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East

ASIA

ANTH  330      Melancholy Japan: Myth, Memory, and Everyday Life

ANTH  490      Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology*

ANTH/ASIA  375      Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia

ASIA  331      Cracking India: Partition and Its Legacy in South Asia

ASIA  333      The Mahabharata: Remembered, Reimagined, Performed

CHIN  252      Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative

CHIN  562      Post-Mao Chinese Urban Culture and Arts

GLBL  390      Special Topics in Global Studies*

HIST/ASIA 288      Japan in the 20th Century

JAPN  375      The Culture of Modern Imperial Japan, 1900–1945

JAPN  490      Topics in Japanese Language & Literature*

POLI  190      Undergraduate Seminar*

LATIN AMERICA

ANTH  490      Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology*

ANTH/FOLK  130      Anthropology of the Caribbean

GEOG  259      Geography of Latin America

GEOG  458      Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society

GLBL  390      Special Topics in Global Studies*

HIST  143      Latin America since Independence

HIST  242      United States-Latin American Relations

HIST  175H    Honors Seminar in Latin American History*

JOMC  447       International Media Studies

MUSC  147      Introduction to Latin(o) American Music

POLI  231      Latin America and the United States in World Politics

POLI  238      Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI  434       Politics of Mexico

POLI  450      Contemporary Inter-American Relations

PORT  270      Modern Brazilian Literature in English Translation

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  352      Rahtid Rebel Women: An Introduction to Caribbean Women

MIDDLE EAST

ARTH  290    Special Topics in Art History*

HIST  490      Special Topics in History*

HIST/ASIA  276      Modern Middle East

POLI  190      Undergraduate Seminar*

RELI  64        First-Year Seminar: Reintroducing Islam

RELI  181      Modern Muslim Societies

RELI   584      Qur’an as Literature

RELI   581      Sufism

SOCI  419      Sociology of the Islamic World

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ARTH  152      History of Western Art II

ECON  461      European Economic Integration

FREN  350      Advanced Oral and Written French

GEOG  464       Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe

GERM  280      20th-Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures

GERM  302      German Languages and Culture

GERM/CMPL/JWST/RELI 270 (GERM/CMPL) 239 (JWST/RELI)        German Culture and the Jewish Question

HIST  390*    Special Topics in History

HIST/JWST/PWAD 262      History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the Europ

ITAL  335      Themes in Italian Film

ITAL  398      Undergraduate Seminar in Italian

POLI  239      Introduction to European Government

POLI  433      Politics of the European Union

POLI  438      Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI  190      Undergraduate Seminar*

ROML  56        First-Year Seminar: Italians in Search of Harmony

SPAN  340      Cultures of Contemporary Spain

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST  162      Russia under the Last Tsars and Soviet Commissars

JWST/PLSH   412      20th-Century Polish Literature and Culture

POLI  235      Soviet/Post-Soviet Politics

POLI/PWAD/SOCI  260      Crisis and Change in Russia and East Europe

RUSS  274      Russian Literature after 1917