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All courses below are approved for credit toward the Global Studies major and appear in the Registrar’s course listings for Spring 2017. This list was compiled on October 18, 2016 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Spring 2017 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. 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:

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

ENGL 265  Literature & Race, Literature and Ethnicity: La Vida Loca

GEOG 56   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

HIST 140   The World Since 1945

MUSC 146   Introduction to World Musics

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

PLCY 110 Global Policy Issues

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150   International Relations and World Politics

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

GLBL Courses

GLBL 89H   First-Year Seminar: Special Topics

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 (restricted course)

GLBL 382   Latin American Migrant Perspectives: Ethnography and Action

GLBL 381   Great Decisions

GLBL 390   Current Topics in Global Studies

GLBL 394   Great Decisions and International Relations

GLBL 483H   Comparative Health Systems

GLBL 490   Current Topics

GLBL 492H   Global Food Films

GLBL 691H   Honors in Global Studies

Theme Courses


AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

AAAD 315   Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AMST 277   Globalization and National Identity

ANTH 319   Global Health

ASIA/HIST/PWAD 281   The Pacific War

ENEC/PLCY 372   Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

GEOG 435   Environment and Geography

GEOG 452   Mobile Geographies

GEOG 464   Europe Today

HIST 276   Middle East in the Modern Era

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 236   Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI 238   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 438   Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 442   International Political Economy

POLI 471   Recent Contemporary Political Thought

PWAD 252   International Organization Global Issues

PWAD 350   National and International Security

RELI 181   Later Islamic Civilization and Modern Muslim Cultures

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems


ANTH 320   Anthropology of Development

ECON 360   Survey of International Development of the Economy

ECON 434   History of Economic Doctrines

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 461   European Economic Integration

ECON 465   Economic Development.

ECON 469   Western and Asian Economic Systems

ECON 560   Advanced International Economics

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

POLI 442   International Political Economy


ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 319 Global Health

ANTH 470 Medicine and Anthropology

ENEC/PLCY 372 Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions

ENVR 600 Health and Environment

GEOG 435 Environmental Politics

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

SOCI 469 Medicine and Society

WMST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health


ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 259 Culture and Identity

ANTH 284 Culture and Consumption

ANTH 320 Anthropology of Development

ARTH 155 African Art Survey

ARTH/ASIA 456 Art and Visual Culture of South Asia

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

GEOG 56 FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World

GEOG 452 Mobile Geographies

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

RELI 428 Religion and Anthropology

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

Area Courses


AAAD 101 Introduction to African Civilization

AAAD 201 African Literature

AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD 318 Politics of Cultural Production in Africa

AAAD 320 Music of Africa

AAAD 412 Senegalese Society and Culture

AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies

HIST 279 Modern South African History

POLI 431 Democratization in Africa

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


ASIA/RELI 183 Asian Religions

CHIN 252 Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative

CHIN 354 Chinese Culture through Calligraphy

CHIN 562 Post-Mao Chinese Urban Culture and Arts

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


AAAD 460 Race, Culture and Politics in Brazil

GEOG 259 Latin America

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

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

HIST 143 Latin America Since Independence

HIST 242 United States-Latin American Relations

LTAM 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies

MUSC 147 Intro to Latin American Music

POLI 238 Contemporary Latin American Politics

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

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

WMST 388 International Politics of Sexual Reproductive Health


HIST 276 Modern Middle East

SOCI 419 Sociology of Islam


ARTH 152 History of Western Art

DRAM 289 Contemporary Irish Drama

ECON 461 European Economic Integration

FREN 350 Advanced Oral and Written French

FREN 373 New Wave Cinema

GEOG 464 Europe Today

GERM 255 Germany and the Cold War

GERM 280 20th Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures

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

HIST 259 Women in Europe Since 1750

HIST 262 History of the Holocaust

HNRS 353 Seminar in Historical Analysis

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

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

POLI 433 Politics of the European Union

POLI 438 Undivided Europe

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian and African Identity in Film

ROML 056 FYS: Italians in Search of Harmony

SPAN 340 Cultures of Contemporary Spain


HIST 162 Russia 1861-Present

JWST/PLSH 412 20th Century Polish Literature and Culture

POLI 236 Politics of East-Central Europe

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