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All courses below are approved for credit toward the Global Studies undergraduate major and appear in the Registrar’s course listings for Spring 2020. This list was updated on October 7, 2019 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Spring 2020 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.  Students can also find the Global Studies B.A. major requirements and course approvals on our Course Catalog page.

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 SystemThis 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.

 

Core Courses

GLBL 210   Global Issues & Globalization (required)

Two required, each from a different department:

ANTH 142   Local Cultures, Global Forces

ENEC 201   Environment and Society

ENGL 141  World Literatures in English

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

MUSC 146   Introduction to World Musics

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

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

 

GLBL Courses

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 381   Great Decisions

GLBL 394   Great Decisions and International Relations

GLBL 401H   Paradigms of Development and Social Change

GLBL 413  Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies

GLBL 486H  Sports and Globalization

GLBL 490.001   The Chinese Nation as an Imagined Nation

GLBL 490.002   Global Studies MA Research Methods Course

GLBL 490.003   Religion & Politics in Contemporary Russia

GLBL 692H   Honors in Global Studies

 

 

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

AMST 277   Globalization and National Identity

ANTH 319   Global Health

GEOG 435   Environmental Politics

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

HIST/PWAD 207   The Global Cold War

HIST 570   The Vietnam War

HIST 577   United States Foreign Relations

MUSC 291   Music and Politics

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI/PWAD 150   International Relations and World Politics

POLI 238   Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 239   Introduction to European Government

POLI 431   African Politics & Societies

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 438   Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

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

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

BUSI 611   International Development

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 469   Asian Economic Systems

ECON 560   Advanced International Economics

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

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

GLBL 413  Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 319 Global Health

ANTH 446 Poverty, Inequality, and Health

ANTH 470 Medicine and Anthropology

ENVR 600 Health and Environment

FREN 305 Healthcare in France and the Francophone World

GEOG 435 Environmental Politics

GEOG 446 Geography of Health Care Delivery

PLCY 565 Global Health Policy

SOCI 469 Medicine and Society

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ARTH 153 Survey of South Asian Art

COMM 574 War and Culture

GEOG 056 FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World

GLBL 486H   Sports and Globalization

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture

RELI 284 The Buddhist Tradition: East Asia

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

WGST/SOCI 124 Sex and Gender in Society

 

Area Courses

AFRICA

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa

AAAD 201 African Literature

AAAD 214 Africa through the Ethnographic Lens

AAAD 320 Music of Africa

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies

HIST 130 20th Century Scramble for Africa

POLI 431 Democratization in Africa

ASIA

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

ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema

CHIN 252 Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative

CHIN 354 Chinese Culture through Calligraphy

HIST 134 Modern East Asia

JAPN 162 Japanese Pop Culture

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

AAAD 460 Race, Culture and Politics in Brazil

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

HIST 242 United States-Latin American Relations

POLI 238   Politics of the Global South: Latin America

POLI 434  Politics of Mexico

POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

MIDDLE EAST

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

RELI 181 Modern Muslim Societies

RELI 581 Sufism

RELI 584 The Qur’an as Literature

SOCI 419 Sociology of the Islamic World

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ENGL 278 Irish Writing, 1800-2000

FREN 305 Healthcare in France and the Francophone World

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

GERM 302 Contemporary German Society

HIST 259 Towards Emancipation? Women in Modern Europe

HIST 262 History of the Holocaust

ITAL 398 Undergraduate Seminar in Italian

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

POLI 438 Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian and African Identity in Film

SPAN 340 Iberian Cultural Topics

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST 162 Russia under the Last Tsars and Soviet Commissars