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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 2021. This list was updated on May 18, 2021 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Fall 2021 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 & Globalization (required)

Two required, each from a different department:

COMM 82   FYS: Food Politics from an Organizational Communication Perspective

ENEC 201   Introduction to 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

GEOG 232   Agriculture, Food, Society

HIST 140   The World Since 1945

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 Global Politics

RELI 180   Introduction to Islamic Civilization

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

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 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 487   Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization (requires instructor approval for enrollment)

GLBL 490.001   Mixed Methods Research (MA students only)

GLBL 490.002  Making Policy For Russia and Eastern Europe: Meeting Policy Makers For A Global Dialogue (requires instructor approval for enrollment)

GLBL 691H   Honors in Global Studies

 

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

ARTH/HIST 514   Monuments and Memory

GEOG 435   Global Environmental Justice

GEOG 453   Political Geography

GLBL 87H  First Year Seminar: The Migratory Experience

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

GLBL 487   Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150   International Relations and Global Politics

POLI 235  The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 236   Politics of East-Central Europe

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 438   Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 442   International Political Economy

POLI 448   The Politics of Multilevel Governance

POLI/PWAD 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

RELI 283  The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

SOCI 133   Sociology of Politics

 

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

ECON 450   Health Economics: Problems and Policy

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 468   Socialism, Planning, and the Contemporary Russian Economy

ECON 469   Asian Economic Systems

GEOG 453   Political Geography

POLI 442   International Political Economy

 

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development

ENEC 330 Principles of Sustainability

ENEC 370 Agriculture and Environment

ENEC/GEOG 264 Conservation of Biodiversity in Theory and Practice

ENVR 600 Health and Environment

ENVR 610 Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities

GEOG 222 Health and Medical Geography

GEOG 435 Global Environmental Justice

SOCI 469 Health and Society

 

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

AAAD/WGST 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa

AMST/ENGL/POLI 248 Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 123 Habitat and Humanity

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ARTH/HIST 514 Monuments and Memory

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

COMM 574 War and Culture

DRAM 486 Latin American Theater

GLBL 383   Global Whiteness

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 318 Politics of Art in Africa

AAAD 320 20th Century African American Music

AAAD 400 Contemporary African Politics

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

POLI 431 African Politics and Societies

 

ASIA

ASIA 150 Asia: An Introduction

ASIA 586 The Gardens, Shrines and Temples of Japan

CHIN 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization

HIST 133 Introduction to Chinese History

HIST 134 Modern East Asia

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

 

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 460 Race, Culture and Politics in Brazil

GEOG 259 Society and Environment in Latin America

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

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

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

 

MIDDLE EAST

HIST 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine

RELI 064 Re-introducing Islam

RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

RELI 581 Sufism

RELI 583 Religion and Culture in Iran 1500-Present

 

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ARTH 283 Picturing Paris

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

GERM 302 Advanced Communication in German: Media, Arts, Culture

ITAL 335 Themes in Italian Film

POLI 239 Introduction to European Government

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 235 The Politics of Russia and Eurasia

POLI 236 Politics of East-Central Europe

POLI 469 Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

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

RUSS 445 19th Century Russian Literature and Culture