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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 2020. This list was updated on March 18, 2020 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Fall 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:

ENEC 201   Environment and Society

ENGL 141  World Literatures in English

FREN 150  Globalization and the French-Speaking World

GEOG 120   World Regional Geography

GEOG 121   Geographies of Globalization

GEOG 130   Development and Inequality: Global Perspectives

HIST 140   The World Since 1945

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 Global Politics

RELI 180   Introduction to Islamic Civilization

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 124   Sex and Gender in Society

SOCI 133   Sociology of Politics

 

GLBL Courses

GLBL 87H   First-Year Seminar: The Migratory Experience

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 490   Making Policy for Russia and Eastern Europe

GLBL 691H   Honors in Global Studies

GLBL 702   Global Politics, Institutions, and Societies

GLBL 703   Global Migration and Labor Rights

 

 

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

ANTH 375   Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia

GEOG 423   Social Geography

GEOG 435   Global Environmental Justice

GEOG 453   Political Geography

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

GLBL 87H   First Year Seminar: The Migratory Experience

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

MUSC 291   Music and Politics

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI/PWAD 150   International Relations and Global Politics

POLI 235  The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 238   Politics of the Global South: Latin America

POLI 239   Introduction to European Government

POLI 260   Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe

POLI 431   African Politics and Societies

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/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 133   Sociology of Politics

WGST 388   The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

AAAD 410 Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Africa

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 465   Economic Development.

ECON 468   Socialism, Planning, and the Contemporary Russian Economy

ECON 469   Asian Economic Systems

ECON 560   Advanced International Economics

GEOG 453   Political Geography

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

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

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 442   International Political Economy

 

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

ENEC 330 Principles of Sustainability

ENGL 268 Medicine, Literature, and Culture

ENVR 600 Environmental Health

GEOG 435 Global Environmental Justice

HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems

SOCI 469 Health 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 123 Habitat and Humanity

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace

ANTH 429 Culture and Power in Southeast Asia

ARTH 155 African Art Survey

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

COMM 574 War and Culture

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

HIST 139   History of Muslim Societies since 1500

MEJO 442 Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media

MUSC 258 Musical Movements: Migrations, Exile and Diaspora

RELI 121 Introduction to Religion and Culture

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

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 Introduction to African Literature

AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa

AAAD 318 Politics of Art in Africa

AAAD 410 Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Africa

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa

HIST 279 Modern South Africa

POLI 431 African Politics and Societies

 

ASIA

ANTH 375 Memory, Massacres and Monuments in Southeast Asia

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema

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

CHIN 253 Chinese Language and Society

CHIN 361 Chinese Traditional Theater

CHIN 463 Narrative Ethics in Modern China

HIST 136 History of India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750

JAPN 375 The Culture of Modern Imperial Japan, 1900-1945

 

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

AAAD 460 Race, Culture and Politics in Brazil

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 the Music of the Americas

POLI 238   Politics of the Global South: Latin America

POLI 434 Politics of Mexico

POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

WGST 388 International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

MIDDLE EAST

ASIA 435 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa

HIST 139 History of Muslim Societies since 1500

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

RELI 480 Modern Muslim Literatures

RELI 583 Religion and Culture in Iran 1500-Present

 

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ARTH 283 Picturing Paris, 1800-2000

EURO/HIST 159 From War to Prosperity: 20th Century Europe

FREN 372 French and Francophone Studies since 1789

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

GERM 280 20th Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures

GERM 302 Contemporary German Society

HIST 262 History of the Holocaust

ITAL 333 Italian Film and Culture

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

POLI 235 The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

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