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Global Studies MA Spring 2023 Core CoursesĀ 

GLBL 700: Introduction to Research & Theory in Global Studies

(required for all first year MA students)

Instructor: Dr. Michal Osterweil

Tuesdays, 12:30-3:15pm

GEC 3033

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 of Development

(required for first and second year thematic students)

Instructor: Dr. Brigitte Seim

Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:30am

GEC 3024

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).


GLBL 730: Identities and Transitions

(required for all first year REEES students)

Instructor: Dr. Graeme Robertson

Wednesdays, 2:30-5:00pm

GEC 3033

Capstone course for the REEES concentration in the Global Studies MA program. Interdisciplinary course focusing on the variety of problems encountered by the societies of East European countries and successor states of the former Soviet Union in their transition from communism to democracy.