updated June 2019


You must read this carefully:

Many departments have special topic numbers. All special topics classes require approval from Director of Undergraduate Studies in order to receive GLBL creditDo 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.

For courses taken as part of a study abroad program, please see the Study Abroad page.

Students can also find the Global Studies B.A. major requirements and course approvals on our Course Catalog page.

Core Courses

GLBL 210   Global Issues & Globalization (required)

Two required, each from a different department:

ANTH 142   Local Cultures, Global Forces

ANTH 380   Anthropological Perspectives on Cultural Diversity

ARTH 150   World Art

COMM 82   Globalizing Organizations: Food Politics. Course Description and Objectives

DRAM 117   Perspectives in World Drama

ECON 360  Survey of International and Development Economics

ENEC 201   Environment and Society

ENGL 141  World Literatures in English

FREN 150  Globalization and the French-Speaking World

GEOG 056   FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World

GEOG 120   World Regional Geography

GEOG 121   People and Places

GEOG 123   Cultural Geography

GEOG 130   Geography of the Developing World

GEOG 232   Agriculture, Food, Society

HIST 140   The World Since 1945

MEJO 446   International Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC 146   Introduction to World Musics

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

PLCY/GLBL 110 Global Policy Issues

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150   International Relations and World Politics

RELI 180   Introduction to Islamic Civilization

RELI 181   Modern Muslim Societies

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

SOCI 124   Sex and Gender in Society

SOCI 133   Sociology of Politics

WGST 281 Gender and Global Change


GLBL Courses

GLBL 88   First-Year Seminar: Beg, Borrow, and Steal- The Political Economy of Aid, FDI, and Corruption

GLBL 89H   First-Year Seminar: Special Topics

GLBL110   Global Policy Issues

GLBL 181   Teaching Great Decisions

GLBL 193   Global Studies Internship

GLBL 196   Independent Study

GLBL 210.001   Global Issues & Globalization

GLBL 210.002   Global Issues & Globalization (majors only)

GLBL 281   Phillips Ambassadors

GLBL 290   Current Topics in Global Studies

GLBL 381   Great Decisions

GLBL 382   Latin American Migrant Perspectives: Ethnography & Action

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 390   Current Topics in Global Studies

GLBL 394   Great Decisions and International Relations

GLBL 401   Paradigms of Development and Social Change

GLBL 401H   Paradigms of Development and Social Change

GLBL 405   Comparative Political Economics and Development

GLBL 406   Transitions to Democracy

GLBL 413  Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies

GLBL 415  Dealing with Difference: Criminal Justice, Race, and Social Movements in Globalization

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

GLBL 481   NGO Politics

GLBL 481H   NGO Politics

GLBL 482   Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Institutions

GLBL 482H   Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Institutions

GLBL 483   Comparative Health Systems

GLBL 483H   Comparative Health Systems

GLBL 484   History and Politics of Central Asia

GLBL 485   Comparative Development

GLBL 486   Sports and Globalization

GLBL 486H  Sports and Globalization

GLBL 487   Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization

GLBL 487H   Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization

GLBL 488   International Migration and Citizenship

GLBL 489   Paradigms of Development and Social Change

GLBL 490   Current Topics

GLBL 491H   Major Controversies in Human Rights

GLBL 492H   Global Food Films

GLBL 560   Human Rights, Ethics, and Global Issues

GLBL 691H   Honors in Global Studies

GLBL 692H   Honors in Global Studies


Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

AAAD 307   21st Century Scramble for Africa

AAAD 315   Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD 316   Policy Problems in African Studies

AMST 277   Globalization and National Identity

ANTH 130   Anthropology of the Caribbean

ANTH 280   Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH 319   Global Health

ANTH 360   Latin American Economy and Society

ANTH 375   Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia

ANTH 468   State Formation

ARTH/HIST 514   Monuments and Memory

ASIA 243   Political and Economic Change in Asia

ASIA/HIST/PWAD 281   The Pacific War

COMM 376   Rhetoric of War and Peace

ENEC/PLCY 372   Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

ENEC/PLCY 520   Environment and Development

ENEC/POLI 254   International Environmental Politics

ENGL 365   Migration and Globalization

GEOG 423   Social Geography

GEOG 435   Environmental Politics

GEOG 447   Gender, Space and Place in the Middle East

GEOG 452   Mobile Geographies

GEOG 453   Political Geography

GEOG 460   Geographies of Economic Change

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

GEOG 480  Liberation Geographies: The Place, Politics, and Practice of Resistance

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 415   Dealing with Difference: Criminal Justice, Race, and Social Movements in Globalization

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

GLBL 481   NGO Politics

GLBL 487   Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization

GLBL 489   Paradigms of Social Change and Development

GLBL 491H   Major Controversies in Human Rights

GSLL/LING 306  Language and Nationalism

HIST/PWAD 205   War, Diplomacy, and Statecraft, 1618-1815

HIST/PWAD 206   War, Diplomacy, and Statecraft, 1815-1945

HIST/PWAD 207   The Global Cold War

HIST 276   Middle East in the Modern Era

HIST 510   Human Rights in the Modern World

HIST 570   The Vietnam War

HIST 577   United States Foreign Relations

LING 543   Language in Politics

MEJO 446   International Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC 291   Music and Politics

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 131   Political Change and Modernization

POLI/PWAD 150   International Relations and World Politics

POLI 231   Latin America/U.S. in World Politics

POLI 235  The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 236   Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI 238   Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 239   Introduction to European Government

POLI 252   International Organizations and Global Issues

POLI 253   Problems in World Order

POLI 260   Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

POLI 431   Democratization in Africa

POLI 433   Politics of the European Union

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 438   Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 442   International Political Economy

POLI 443   American Foreign Policy: Formulation and Conduct

POLI 444   Terrorism and International Peace

POLI 448   The Politics of Multilevel Governance

POLI 449   Beg, Borrow, or Steal: How Governments Get Money and Its Effects on Accountability

POLI 450   Contemporary Inter-American Relations

POLI 457   International Conflict Processes

POLI/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

POLI 470   Social and Political Philosophy

POLI 471  Contemporary Political Thought

PLCY 520   Environment and Development

PWAD 252   International Organization Global Issues

PWAD 350   National and International Security

PWAD 489   Empire and Diplomacy

RELI 181  Modern Muslim Societies

RELI 283  The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

SOCI 133   Sociology of Politics

SOCI 453   Social Change in Latin America

SOCI 481   Managing International Conflict

WGST 388   The International Politics of Sexual Reproduction

WGST 410   Comparative Queer Politics

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

AAAD 212   Africa in the Global System

AAAD 307   The 21st Century Scramble for Africa

ANTH 103   Anthropology of Globalization

ANTH 144   Human Dilemmas

ANTH 320   Anthropology of Development

ANTH 468   State Formation

BUSI 611   International Development

BUSI 617   Global Marketing

ECON 267   Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 360  Survey of International and Development Economic

ECON 434   History of Economic Doctrines

ECON 450   Economics of Health Care

ECON 454   The Economics of Population

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   Western and Asian Economic Systems

ECON 560   Advanced International Economics

GEOG 428   Urban Social Geography: “Cities in a Globalizing World”

GEOG 453   Political Geography

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

GEOG 460   Geographies of Economic Change

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

GLBL 413  Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies

PLCY 520   Environment and Development

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 442   International Political Economy

SOCI 450   Theory and Problems of Developing Societies.

SOCI 453   Social Change in Latin America

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

ANTH 312 From the Equator to the Poles: Case Studies in Global Environmental Change

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development

ANTH 319 Global Health

ANTH 443  Cultures and Politics of Reproduction

ANTH 445 Migration and Health

ANTH 446 Poverty, Inequality, and Health

ANTH 470 Medicine and Anthropology

ANTH 473 Anthropology of the Body and the Subject

ANTH 525 Culture and Personality

ENEC 370 Agriculture and Environment

ENEC 510 Policy Analysis of Global Climate Change

ENEC/GEOG 264 Biodiversity Conservation

ENEC/GEOG 437 Social Vulnerability to Climate Change

ENEC/PLCY 372 Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

ENEC/PLCY 520 Environment and Development

ENEC/POLI 254 International Environmental Politics

ENGL 268 Literature, Medicine, and Culture

ENVR 600 Health and Environment

ENVR 610 Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities

FREN 305 Healthcare in France and the Francophone World

GEOG 237 Natural Resources

GEOG 269 Human-Environmental Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

GEOG 434 Cultural Ecology of Disease, Agriculture, and Urbanization

GEOG 435 Environmental Politics

GEOG 445 Medical Geography

GEOG 446 Geography of Health Care Delivery

GEOG/ENEC 451   Population, Development, and the Environment

GEOG 457 Rural Latin America: Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

GLBL 483  Comparative Health Systems

HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems

MHCH 610 Issues in Maternal and Child Health

PLCY 480 Environmental Decision Making

PLCY 565 Global Health Policy

PUBH 510 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health

SOCI 469 Medicine and Society

WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

WGST 610 Feminism, Sexuality and Human Rights

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 210 African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

AAAD/WGST 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

AMST/ENGL/POLI 248 Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 103 Anthropology of Globalization

ANTH 123 Habitat and Humanity

ANTH 144 Human Dilemmas

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 259 Culture and Identity

ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH 284 Culture and Consumption

ANTH 320 Anthropology of Development

ANTH 334 Art, Myth, and Nature: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

ANTH 429 Culture and Power in Southeast Asia

ANTH 435 Consciousness and Symbols

ANTH 477 Visual Anthropology

ANTH/FOLK 525 Culture and Personality

ARTH 153 Survey of South Asian Art

ARTH 155 African Art Survey

ARTH 157 Introduction to Latin American Visual Culture

ARTH/ASIA 456 Art and Visual Culture of South Asia

ARTH/HIST 514 Monuments and Memory

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA/RELI 183 Asian Religions

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema

COMM 574 War and Culture

DRAM 486 Latin American Theater

ENGL 364 Introduction to Latina/o Studies

FREN 375 Francophone Studies

FREN 377 The Evolution of Frenchness since WWII

GEOG 056 FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World

GEOG 267 South Asia

GEOG 447 Gender, Space and Place in the Middle East

GEOG 448 Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies

GEOG 452 Mobile Geographies

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 486   Sports and Globalization

GLBL 492H   Global Food Films

HIST 139   History of Muslim Societies since 1500

MEJO 442 Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media

MEJO 446 International Communication and Comparative Journalism

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

MUSC 258 Musical Movements: Migrations, Exile and Diaspora

PWAD/GSLL 467 Language and Political Identity

RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture

RELI 284 The Buddhist Tradition: East Asia

RELI 285 The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

RELI 328 Topics in Comparative Religion

RELI 428 Religion and Anthropology

SLAV 101 Introduction to Slavic Civilizations

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

SPAN 345 Contemporary Latin America: Caribbean and the Southern Cone

WGST/SOCI 124 Sex and Gender in Society

WGST 297 Women’s Spirituality Across Culture

WGST 410 Comparative Queer Politics


Area Courses

AFRICA

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa

AAAD 200 African Women: Changing Ideals and Realities

AAAD 201 African Literature

AAAD 210 African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa

AAAD 212 Africa in the Global System

AAAD 214 Ethnography of Africa

AAAD 301 Contemporary China-Africa Relations

AAAD 307 21st Century Scramble for Africa

AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD 316 Policy Problems in African Studies

AAAD 318 Politics of Cultural Production in Africa

AAAD 320 Music of Africa

AAAD 400 The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa

AAAD 401 Ghanaian Society and Culture

AAAD 412 Regional Seminar in African Studies

AAAD 414 Senegalese Society and Culture

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies

ANTH 226 Peoples of Africa

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

ARTH 255 African Art and Culture

HIST 130 20th Century Scramble for Africa

HIST 279 Modern South African History

POLI 431 Democratization in Africa

WGST/HIST 313 Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East

ASIA

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

ANTH 375 Memory, Massacres and Monuments in Southeast Asia

ANTH/ASIA 545 The Politics of Culture in East Asia

ANTH/ASIA 574 Chinese World Views

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA 183 Asian Religions

ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema

ASIA 243 Political and Economic Change in Asia

ASIA 244 Historical Analysis of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand

ASIA 261 India Through Western Eyes

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

ASIA 333 Mahabharata: Remembered, Reimagined, Performed

ASIA 586 The Gardens, Shrines and Temples of Japan

ASIA/RELI 183 Asian Religions

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

CHIN 252 Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative

CHIN 253 Chinese Language and Society

CHIN 354 Chinese Culture through Calligraphy

CHIN 361 Chinese Traditional Theater

CHIN 463 Narrative Ethics in Modern China

CHIN 464 City in Modern China

CHIN 562 Post-Mao Chinese Urban Culture and Arts

GEOG/ASIA 267 South Asia

HIST 133 Introduction to Chinese History

HIST 134 Modern East Asia

HIST 136 South Asian History since 1750

HIST 282 China and the World

HIST 287 Japan’s Modern Revolution

HIST 288 20th Century Japan

JAPN 161 Geisha in History, Fantasy, and Fiction

JAPN 162 Japanese Pop Culture

JAPN 375 The Culture of Modern Imperial Japan

RELI 285 The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

AAAD 278 Black Caribbeans

AAAD 460 Race, Culture and Politics in Brazil

ANTH 360 Latin American Economy and Society

ANTH/FOLK 130 Anthropology of the Caribbean

GEOG 259 Latin America

GEOG 430 Global Migrations, Local Impacts: Urbanization and Migration in the United States

GEOG 457 Rural Latin America: Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

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

GLBL 382   Latin American Migrant Perspectives: Ethnography & Action

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

HIST 143 Latin America Since Independence

HIST 175H Honors Seminar in Latin American History

HIST 242 United States-Latin American Relations

HIST 528 Guerrillas and Revolution in 20th Century Latin America

HIST 532 History of Cuba

HIST 533 History of Brazil

MEJO 447 International Media Studies

LTAM 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies

MUSC 147 Intro to Latin American Music

POLI 231 Latin American/U.S. World Politics

POLI 238   Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 434 Politics of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 450 Contemporary Inter-American Relations

PORT 387 Brazilian Religious Movements through Film and Literature

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

SOCI 453 Social Change in Latin America

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

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

WGST 280 Women and Gender in Latin American History

WGST 352 Rahtid Rebel Women: An Introduction to Caribbean Women

WGST 388 International Politics of Sexual Reproductive Health

WGST 465 Gender, (Im)migration, and Labor in Latina Literature

MIDDLE EAST

ARAB 337 Borders and Walls in the Arab World

ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World

ARAB 462 Global Perspectives on Arab Cultures and Societies

ASIA 124 Iranian Post 1979 Cinema

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

HIST 139 History of Muslim Societies since 1500

HIST 276 Modern Middle East

HIST 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine

HIST/PWAD 275 History of Iraq

JWST 107 Modern Judaism

RELI 064 Re-introducing Islam

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

RELI 181 Modern Muslim Societies

RELI 385 Modern Muslims and the Qur’an

RELI 480 Modern Muslim Literatures

RELI 581 Sufism

RELI 583 Religion and Culture in Iran 1500-Present

RELI 584 The Qur’an as Literature

SOCI 419 Sociology of the Islamic World

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ANTH 377 European Societies

ARTH 152 History of Western Art

ARTH 283 Picturing Paris

CMPL/EURO/FREN 332H Cultural Identities in European Cinema

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

DRAM 286 Modern Irish Drama

DRAM 289 Contemporary Irish Drama

DTCH 405 Topics in Dutch Culture

ECON 461 European Economic Integration

ENGL 278 Contemporary Irish Writers

EURO/HIST 159 20th Century Europe

FREN 305 Healthcare in France and the Francophone World

FREN 350 Advanced Oral and Written French

FREN 372 Survey of French Literature III

FREN 373 New Wave Cinema

FREN 377 Evolution of Frenchness Since World War II

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

GERM 280 20th Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures

GERM 302 Language and Culture: Immigration to Germany from 1955-Present

GERM 350 Modern German Literature

GERM 382 Violence and Terrorism in Contemporary German Literature and Film

GERM/POLI/SOCI 257 Society and Culture in Post-War Germany

HIST 259 Women in Europe Since 1750

HIST 262 History of the Holocaust

ITAL 330 Italian Civilization I

ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture

ITAL 335 Topics on Italian Film and Culture: Social Issues in Italy from the 1960s-Present

ITAL 343 Italian Culture Today

ITAL 398 Undergraduate Seminar in Italian

POLI 232H  Politics of the United Kingdom

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union

POLI 438 Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 630 Political Contestation in Europe

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian and African Identity in Film

ROML 056 FYS: Italians in Search of Harmony

SPAN 340 Cultures of Contemporary Spain

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST 161 Russia Becomes an Empire

HIST 162 Russia 1861-Present

JWST/PLSH 412 20th Century Polish Literature and Culture

POLI 235 The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 236 Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

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

RUSS 270 Crimes and Punishments: Russian Literature of the 19th Century

RUSS 273 Russian Culture and Society: 1890-1917

RUSS 274 Russian Literature from 1917 to the Present

RUSS 425 Topics in Russian Literature

RUSS 441 From Decadence to Revolution

RUSS 442 Russian Literature and Culture from Cold War to Capitalism

RUSS 469 Bulgakov

SLAV 248 Childhood and Adolescence in Slavic Literature