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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 Spring 2021. This list was updated on November 6, 2020 and changes could occur in course offerings between when this list was generated and the start of the Spring 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.

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

ANTH 142   Local Cultures, Global Forces

COMM 82   FYS: Food Politics from an Organizational Communication Perspective

ENEC 201   Environment and Society

ENGL 141  World Literatures in English

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

MUSC 146   Introduction to World Musics

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

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 150   International Relations and Global Politics

RELI 181   Modern Muslim Societies

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

SOCI 124   Sex and Gender in Society

GLBL Courses

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 290.001   Margins of Nation: The Chinese State and Taiwan/Xinjiang/Hong Kong/Overseas Chinese

GLBL 290.002   Contemporary World Problems (part of Carolina Away course offerings)

GLBL 381   Great Decisions

GLBL 394   Great Decisions and International Relations

GLBL 450H   Social Changes in Times of Crisis: Knowledge, Action, and Ontology

GLBL 481   NGO Politics

GLBL 483H   Comparative Health Systems

GLBL 692H   Honors in Global Studies

GLBL 700  Introduction to Global Studies Research & Theory

GLBL 701  Political Economy

GLBL 710  Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Theme Courses

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATION STATES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

AAAD 101   Introduction to Africa

ANTH 319   Global Health

GEOG 435   Global Environmental Justice

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

GEOG 480  Liberation Geographies: The Place, Politics, and Practice of Resistance

GLBL 450H   Social Change in Times of Crisis: Knowledge, Action, and Ontology

GLBL 481   NGO Politics

HIST/PWAD 207   The Global Cold War

HIST 276   The Modern Middle East

MUSC 291   Music and Politics

POLI 130   Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI/PWAD 150   International Relations and Global Politics

POLI 238   Politics of the Global South: Latin America

POLI 239   Introduction to European Government

POLI 252   International Organizations and Global Issues

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

POLI 438   Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 448   The Politics of Multilevel Governance

POLI/PWAD 459   Trans-Atlantic Security

POLI 471  Contemporary Political Thought

RELI 181  Modern Muslim Societies

SOCI 111   Human Societies

SOCI 121   Population Problems

GLOBAL ECONOMICS, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

AAAD 212   Africa in the Global System

BUSI 611   International Development

ECON 450   Economics of Health Care

ECON 454   The Economics of Population

ECON 460   International Economics

ECON 469   Asian Economic Systems

GEOG 428   Urban Social Geography: “Cities in a Globalizing World”

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

PLAN 574  Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality

POLI 435   Democracy and Development in Latin America

GLOBAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development

ANTH 319 Global Health

ANTH 446 Poverty, Inequality, and Health

ANTH 470 Medicine and Anthropology

ENEC 325 Water Resource Management and Human Rights

ENEC 330 Principles of Sustainability

ENVR 600 Environmental Health

GEOG 435 Global Environmental Justice

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

GLBL 483H  Comparative Health Systems

PLCY 565 Global Health Policy

SOCI 469 Health and Society

TRANSNATIONAL CULTURES, IDENTITIES, ARTS

AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems

ANTH 259 Culture and Identity

ANTH 429 Culture and Power in Southeast Asia

CMPL 143 History of Global Cinema

COMM 574 War and Culture

MEJO 442 Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media

MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics

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 212 Africa in the Global System

AAAD 214 Africa through the Ethnographic Lens

AAAD 320 Music of Africa

AAAD 403 Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa

AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa

AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies

ARTH 255 African Art and Culture

ASIA

ASIA 231 Bollywood Cinema

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

CHIN 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization

CHIN 252 Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative

CHIN 354 Chinese Culture through Calligraphy

JAPN 162 Japanese Pop Culture

LATIN AMERICA

AAAD 260 Blacks in Latin America

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

HIST 142 Latin America under Colonial Rule

POLI 238   Contemporary Latin American Politics

POLI 434 Politics of Mexico

POLI 435 Democracy and Development in Latin America

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film

SPAN 344 Latin@ American Cultural Topics

MIDDLE EAST

ARAB 337 Borders and Walls in the Arab World

HIST 276 Modern Middle East

RELI 181 Modern Muslim Societies

RELI 581 Sufism

WESTERN EUROPE/EUROPEAN UNION

ARTH 152 History of Western Art II

ENGL 278 Contemporary Irish Writers

FREN 350 Current Societal Issues: France and Beyond

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

GERM 302 Contemporary German Society

HIST 259 Towards Emancipation- Women in Modern Europe

ITAL 343 Italian Culture Today

ITAL 398 Undergraduate Seminar in Italian

POLI 438 Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

POLI 630 Political Contestation in Europe

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian and African Identity in Film

SPAN 340 Iberian Cultural Topics

RUSSIA/EASTERN EUROPE

HIST 162 Russia under the Last Tsars and Soviet Commissars