Global Studies MA Fall 2018 Core Courses 


GLBL 700: Introduction to Research and Theory in Global Studies

(required for all first year Global Studies MA students)
Instructor: Dr. Betsy Olson

Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm
Graham Memorial 38

Global Studies examines world systems, transnational processes, and global-local interactions from perspectives informed by a number of disciplines.  This course will introduce students to current interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to global studies and examine the primary topics of contemporary research relating to the rise of a complex but increasingly integrated world society.


GLBL 702: Global Politics, Institutions, and Societies  

(required of Thematic Global Studies MA students only)
Instructor: Dr. Erica Johnson

Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00pm
Stone Center 201

This course examines the shifts and reordering in the world community that occurred during an intense period of globalization that began in the late twentieth century. The class will address: global governance and the interactions among states, international organizations, businesses, social movements, and NGOs in determining “global public policy.” It will address the diffusion and promotion of democracy and other political and social norms and the interactions between political institutions and social cleavages.


GLBL 890

(required of first year Thematic Global Studies MA students only)
Instructors: Dr. Brigitte Seim & Dr. Hannah Gill

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Mitchell 305


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

(required of REEES Global Studies MA students only)
Instructor: Dr. Chad Bryant

Thursdays, 2:00-4:30pm
Stone Center 201

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