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Global Studies MA Fall 2022 Core Courses 

GLBL 702: Global Politics & Societies

(required for all first year thematic students)

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Weiler

Thursdays, 2:00-4:30pm

Stone Center 201

This course will address global governance and global public policy; interactions among states, international organizations, businesses, social movements, and NGOs. It addresses the diffusion and promotion of democracy and other norms and the interactions between political institutions and social cleavages.


GLBL 703: Global Migration & Labor Rights

(required for first and second year thematic students)

Instructor: Dr. Angela Stuesse

Wednesdays, 12:20pm-3:20pm

GEC 3024

The course will focus on the interactions of migration, labor rights, human rights, economics, health disparities, and cross-border tensions.


GLBL 750: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Social Science and Policy Research

(required for all first year thematic students)

Instructor: Dr. Brigitte Seim

Tuesdays, 2:00-4:30pm


This course presents an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. It addresses the theoretical, ethical, and practical aspects of conducting research in local and global contexts. Students will learn how to collect and analyze empirical information from multiple sources such as interviews, focus groups, written records, and surveys. Students will develop the skills necessary to understand and critique the methods of evaluation in others’ work.


HIST 783:  Introduction to Russian, Eurasian, and East European History

(required for all first year REEES students)

Instructor: Dr. Chad Bryant

Mondays, 11:15am-1:45pm

Hanes Art Center 116

This interdisciplinary seminar provides an in-depth look at some of the major topics in modern Russian, East European, and Eurasian history.