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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 Fall 2022. This list was updated on March 11, 2022 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Fall 2022 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.

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Students interested in receiving GLBL major approval for courses that do not appear on the approved course list should submit a petition through our new Course Credit Request System. Petitions will no longer be accepted via e-mail. 

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 and Globalization
ANTH 142 Local Cultures, Global Forces H
ENEC 201 Introduction to Environment and Society H
FREN 150 Globalization and the French-Speaking World
GEOG 121 Geographies of Globalization
GEOG 130 Development and Inequality: Global Perspectives H
GEOG 212 Environmental Conservation and Global Change
GEOG/PWAD 120 World Regional Geography
HIST 140 The World since 1945
 
MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics
PLCY/GLBL/PWAD 110 Global Policy Issues H
POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics H
POLI 150 International Relations and Global Politics H
SOCI 111 Human Societies
 
SOCI/WGST 124 Sex and Gender in Society
 

GLBL Courses

GLBL 181. Teaching Great Decisions I. 1 Credit.

Permission of the department. This course gives credit to the Great Decisions coordinating committee for organizing the eight lectures in GLBL 381.

GLBL 193. Global Studies Internship. 1 Credit.

Internship in a sponsoring organization whose work or mission is meaningfully connected to a global studies topic.

GLBL 196. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Reading and research on special topics in global studies.

GLBL 210. Global Issues and Globalization. 3 Credits.

Survey of international social, political, and cultural patterns in selected societies of Africa, Asia, America, and Europe, stressing comparative analysis of conflicts and change in different historical contexts.

GLBL 281. Phillips Ambassadors Program. 3 Credits.

This academic course is mandatory for Phillips Ambassadors. Course open only to Phillips Ambassadors.

GLBL 413. Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on the relation of capitalism and anthropogenic climate change and feature Marxist and Indigenous critiques of capitalism’s responsibility for climate change. We will feature an interdisciplinary lens – philosophy, feminist geography, cultural anthropology, socialist economics – that will analyze how the anthropocentric subject of the Enlightenment separated itself from its natural environment.

GLBL 691H. Honors in Global Studies. 3 Credits.

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

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa 3
AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa 3
AAAD 403 Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa 3
ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace 3
ANTH 375 Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia 3
ASIA 300/RELI 283 The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet 3
GEOG 435 Global Environmental Justice 3
GEOG 453 Political Geography 3
MUSC 291 Music and Politics 3
POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics H 3
POLI 235 The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H 3
POLI 238 Politics of the Global South: Latin America H 3
POLI 239 Introduction to European Government H 3
POLI 255 International Migration and Citizenship Today H 3
POLI 431 African Politics and Societies 3
POLI 433 Politics of the European Union H 3
POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America H 3
POLI 438 Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe 3
POLI 442 International Political Economy 3
POLI 448 The Politics of Multilevel Governance 3
POLI/PWAD 150 International Relations and Global Politics H 3
POLI/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H 3
PWAD 250 Introduction to Peace and Security Studies 3
SOCI 111 Human Societies 3
WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health 3

 

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

ECON 450 Health Economics: Problems and Policy 3
ECON 460 International Economics 3
ECON 465 Economic Development 3
ECON 468 Socialism, Planning, and the Contemporary Russian Economy 3
ECON 469 Asian Economic Systems 3
ECON 560 Advanced International Economics 3
GEOG 453 Political Geography 3
GLBL 413 Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies 3
POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America H 3
POLI 442 International Political Economy 3

 

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems 3
ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa 3
ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development 3
ENEC/GEOG 264 Conservation of Biodiversity in Theory and Practice 3
ENEC 330 Principles of Sustainability 3
ENEC 370 Agriculture and the Environment H 3
ENGL 268 Medicine, Literature, and Culture H 3
GEOG 222 Health and Medical Geography 3
GEOG 435 Global Environmental Justice 3
GEOG/ENEC 451 Population, Development, and the Environment 3
HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems 3
SOCI 469 Health and Society 3
WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health 3

 

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas 3
AAAD/WGST 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa 3
AMST/ENGL/POLI 248/WGST 249 Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice 3
ANTH 123 Habitat and Humanity 3
ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems 3
ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace 3
ANTH 284 Culture and Consumption 3
ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction 3
COMM 574 War and Culture 3
DRAM 486 Latin American Theatre 3
FREN 355 Visual Francophone Studies 3
HIST 139 HIstory of Muslim Societies since 1500 3
MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics 3
RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture H 3
RELI 345 Black Atlantic Religions H 3
SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics 3
WGST 124 Sex and Gender in Society 3

Area Courses

AFRICA

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa 3
AAAD 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa 3
AAAD 300 Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa 3
AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa 3
AAAD 320 Music of Africa 3
AAAD 403 Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa 3
AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa 3
ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa 3
HIST 130 Modern African History 3
POLI 431 African Politics and Societies 3

 

ASIA

ANTH 375 Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia 3
ASIA/HIST 133 Introduction to Chinese History 3
ASIA 134 Modern East Asia 3
ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction 3
ASIA 427 Cold War Culture in East Asia: Transnational and Intermedial Connections 3
CHIN 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization 3
CHIN 253 Chinese Language and Society 3
CHIN 361 Chinese Traditional Theater 3
HIST 134 Modern East Asia 3
JAPN 375 The Culture of Modern, Imperial Japan, 1900-1945 3
KOR 150 History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea 3
KOR 151 Education and Social Changes in Contemporary Korea 3
KOR 327 Korean Diasporas 3

 

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 461 Race, Gender, and Activism in Cuba 3
HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule 3
HIST 532 History of Cuba 3
LTAM 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3
POLI 238 Politics of the Global South: Latin America H 3
POLI 434 Politics of Mexico 3
POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America H 3
PORT 310 Advanced Communication in Portuguese: Media Entertainment 3
SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics 3
WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health 3

 

MIDDLE EAST

ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World 3
ASIA 124 Iranian Post-1979 Cinema 3
ASIA/HIST/PWAD 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine 3
HIST 139 HIstory of Muslim Societies since 1500 3
RELI 64 First-Year Seminar: Reintroducing Islam 3

 

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

EURO/HIST 159 From War to Prosperity: 20th-Century Europe 3
FREN 388 History of French Cinema I: 1895-1950 3
GERM 302 Advanced Communication in German: Media, Arts, Culture 3
ITAL 320 Italian Cities and Cultures: History, Power, and Ecology 3
ITAL 330 Italian History and Culture I 3
ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture 3
POLI 232H Politics of the United Kingdom 3
POLI 239 Introduction to European Government H 3
POLI 433 Politics of the European Union H 3
POLI 438 Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe 3
SPAN 340 Iberian Cultural Topics 3

 

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST 161 Russia Becomes an Empire 3
POLI 235 The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H 3
POLI/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H 3