All courses below are approved for credit toward the Global Studies undergraduate major and appear in the Registrar’s course listings for Fall 2019. This list was updated on March 13, 2019 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Fall 2019 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:

ANTH 142   Local Cultures, Global Forces

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

ENEC 201   Environment and Society

ENGL 141  World Literatures in English

GEOG 120   World Regional Geography

GEOG 121   People and Places

GEOG 130   Geography of the Developing World

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 110 Global Policy Issues

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150   International Relations and World Politics

RELI 180   Introduction to Islamic Civilization

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

SOCI 124   Sex and Gender in Society

 

GLBL Courses

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 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 691H   Honors in Global Studies

 

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

AAAD 315   Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

ANTH 280   Anthropology of War and Peace

ENEC/POLI 254   International Environmental Politics

GEOG 453   Political Geography

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

HIST 276   Modern Middle East

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 260   Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

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/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

WGST 388   The International Politics of Sexual Reproduction

 

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

BUSI 617   Global Marketing

ECON 450   Economics of Health Care

ECON 454   The Economics of Population

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 465   Economic Development.

ECON 468   Principles of Soviet and Post-Soviet Economic Systems

ECON 469   Asian Economic Systems

GEOG 428   Global Cities

GEOG 453   Political Geography

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

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 442   International Political Economy

 

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development

ANTH 443  Cultures and Politics of Reproduction

ENEC 370 Agriculture and Environment

ENEC/POLI 254 International Environmental Politics

ENGL 268 Literature, Medicine, and Culture

ENVR 600 Environmental Health

ENVR 610 Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities

GEOG 237 Natural Resources

GEOG 269 Human-Environmental Interactions in the Galapagos Islands

GEOG/ENEC 451   Population, Development, and the Environment

HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems

SOCI 469 Medicine and Society

WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

AAAD/WGST 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 259 Culture and Identity

ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH 284 Culture and Consumption

ANTH 429 Culture and Power in Southeast Asia

ARTH 155 African Art Survey

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema

COMM 574 War and Culture

DRAM 486 Latin American Theater

FREN 375 Francophone Studies

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture

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

WGST/SOCI 124 Sex and Gender in Society

 

Area Courses

AFRICA

AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa

AAAD 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

AAAD 201 Intro to African Literature

AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

HIST 279 Modern South African History

ASIA

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema

ASIA 261 India Through Western Eyes

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

CHIN 253 Chinese Language and Society

CHIN 463 Narrative Ethics in Modern China

HIST 133 Introduction to Chinese History

JAPN 375 The Culture of Modern Imperial Japan

 

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

GEOG 259 Latin America

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

HIST 532 History of Cuba

LTAM 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies

MUSC 147 Intro to Latin American Music

POLI 238   Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 434 Politics of Mexico

POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

WGST 280 Women and Gender in Latin American History

WGST 388 International Politics of Sexual Reproductive Health

 

MIDDLE EAST

HIST 276 Modern Middle East

RELI 064 Re-introducing Islam

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

 

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

EURO/HIST 159 20th Century Europe

FREN 372 French and Francophone Studies since 1789

GERM 302 Contemporary German Society

ITAL 335 Themes in Italian Film

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

SPAN 340 Iberian Cultural Topics

 

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST 161 Russia Becomes an Empire

POLI 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

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