Global Studies MA Fall 2017 Core Courses 


GLBL 700: Introduction to Research and Theory in Global Studies (CANCELLED- will be rescheduled for Spring 2018)

(all first year Global Studies MA students)
Instructor: Dr. Betsy Olson

Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm
Hanes Art Center 118

Global Studies examines world systems, transnational processes, and global-local interactions from perspectives informed by a number of disciplines.  This course will introduce students to current interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to global studies and examine the primary topics of contemporary research relating to the rise of a complex but increasingly integrated world society.


GLBL 702: Global Politics, Institutions and Societies

(Thematic Global Studies MA students only)
Instructor: Dr. Erica Johnson

Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm
Stone Center 200

This course examines the shifts and reordering in the world community that occurred during an intense period of globalization that began in the late twentieth century. The class will address: global governance and the interactions among states, international organizations, businesses, social movements, and NGOs in determining “global public policy.” It will address the diffusion and promotion of democracy and other political and social norms and the interactions between political institutions and social cleavages.


HIST 783: Introduction to Russian, Eurasian, and East European History

(REEES Global Studies MA students only)
Instructor: Dr. Donald Raleigh

Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm
Hamilton 150

This interdisciplinary seminar provides an in-depth look at some of the major topics in modern Russian, East European, and Eurasian history.