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Global Studies MA Spring 2021 Core Courses 


GLBL 700: Introduction to Research and Theory in Global Studies

(required for all first year thematic & REEES Global Studies MA students)

Instructor: Dr. Betsy Olson

Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm, remote synchronous

Global studies examines world systems, transnational processes, and global-local interactions from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 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 701: Political Economy

(required for all first & second year thematic Global Studies MA students)

Instructor: Dr. Brigitte Seim

Wednesdays, 11:15am-2:15pm, remote synchronous

Presents foundational theories, concepts, and empirical research regarding the political economy of development. In content, course will define this topic broadly, from considering the political and economic dynamics of the international community (e.g., aid) as well as the intersection of economics and politics in comparative perspective (e.g., democratization and development).

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

(required of first year REEES Global Studies MA students only)

Instructor: Dr. Chad Bryant

Wednesdays, 11:15am-1:45pm, remote synchronous

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