Fall 2019 Other Courses of Interest for Global Studies MA Students*

*Course listing is merely a selection of those courses previously taken by Global Studies MA students or otherwise shared with our program as they may suit the interests of our MA students. This list is not meant to be exhaustive or otherwise imply these are the only acceptable elective courses.

AAAD 410: Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Contemporary Africa

Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:45am
Murphey 118
Instructor: Dr. Eunice Sahle

This upper-level seminar focuses on debates in international development studies exploring theories and policies of development, particularly those pertaining to gender, sexuality, masculinities, and women’s political agency in contemporary Africa.


AAAD 491: Class, Race, and Inequality in America

Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00-9:15am
Dey 209
Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Janken

Examines the origins of race in America, the relationship of racial oppression to class struggle at key points in American history, the proliferation of versions of the concept of privilege, and approaches to eliminating class and racial privilege.


ANTH 503: Gender, Culture, and Development

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm
Mitchell 205
Instructor: Dr. Florence Babb

Classic writings and debates relating to gender and development, with emphasis on recent work that critiques conventional development models. The scope is global, with special attention to Latin America and to such questions as how alternative approaches to gender, culture, and development may be more inclusive of diverse peoples and grassroots movements for change.


ANTH 701: Theory and Ethnography

Tuesday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Alumni 308
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Nelson


COMM 841: Performance Ethnography

Tuesday, 3:30-6:20pm
Bingham 203
Instructor: Dr. Renee Alexander Craft

This seminar focuses on methods of ethnography and fieldwork ethics. Performance as theory and practice informs methodological inquiries as well as the analysis of specific ethnographic texts and case studies.


GEOG 428: Global Cities: Space, Power, and Identity in the Built Environment

Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm
Carolina Hall 204
Instructor: Dr. Nina Martin

This course addresses questions of power, politics, and identity in the urban environment, with a focus on the emergence of key selected global cities and the processes that both created them historically and which are currently transforming them locally and globally.


GEOG 437: Social Vulnerability to Climate Change

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 10:10-11:00am
Carolina Hall 204
Instructor: Dr. Clark Grey

How does climate change affect vulnerable human populations? We will attempt to answer a shared research question on this topic by reading the peer-reviewed literature and by conducting a semester-long data analysis project incorporating social and climate data from around the world.


GEOG 451: Population, Development, and the Environment

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 1:25-2:15pm
Carolina Hall 204
Instructor: Dr. Clark Grey

Introduction to contemporary and historical changes in human population, international development, and the global environment and how these processes interact, drawing on population geography as an organizing framework.


GEOG 453: Political Geography

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
GEC 1005
Instructor: Dr. Scott Kirsch

The geography of politics is explored at the global, the nation-state, and the local scale in separate course units, but the interconnections between these geographical scales are emphasized throughout.


GEOG 458: Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 2:30-3:20pm
Carolina Hall 204
Instructor: Dr. Altha Cravey

This course examines urban social issues in contemporary Latin America. Cities and their residents will be considered in relation to each other and to North American examples.


PLAN 773: Urban and Regional Economic Development Seminar

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm
Murphey 220
Instructor: Dr. Meenu Tewari

Fundamental concepts and theories applied to local economic development including growth, trade, product-cycle, flexible specialization, and entrepreneurship theories. Urban and regional economic development issues addressed in the North American, South American, European, or South Asian contexts.

POLI 433: Politics of the European Union

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm
GEC 1009
Instructor: Dr. Milada Vachudova

Examines the politics and political economy of institutional change and policy making in the European Union in comparative perspective.


POLI 435: Democracy and Development in Latin America

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Murphey 115
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Hartlyn

The analysis of central issues of democracy and development in Latin America.


POLI 438: Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Wilson 202
Instructor: Dr. Milada Vachudova

Explores the collapse of communist rule in 1989 and the reaction of international institutions to the challenges of democratization, economic transition, ethnic conflict, and European integration in an undivided Europe.


POLI 442: International Political Economy

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm
Smith 107
Instructor: Dr. Cameron Ballard-Rosa

Theories of international political economy, major trends in international economic relations, selected contemporary policy issues.


POLI 444: Terrorism and International Peace

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Murphey 112
Instructor: Dr. Navin Bapat

The U.S. 9/11 attack represents the defining terrorist attack to Americans, but in most of the world, terrorism has long been part of politics. We will examine what motivates individuals to consider violence, how individuals organize to protect their political interests, the types of tactics used by violent groups and the state’s response, before concluding with a study of collapsed states, the international implications of political violence, and possibilities for conflict resolution.


POLI 447: Immigrant Integration in Contemporary Western Europe

Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:45am
Murphey 115
Instructor: Dr. Rahsaan Maxwell

Immigrant integration has been one of the most intense political issues in Western Europe in recent decades. The extent to which these immigrants have successfully integrated is a hot topic of debate across Europe, and there is no consensus about the best way to promote integration. This course explores these debates.


POLI 469: Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia

Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm
Murphey 115
Instructor: Dr. Robert Jenkins

Focuses on ethnic and political conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and efforts by the international community to end conflict and promote peace and reconstruction.


POLI 736: Political Transitions and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm
Dey 302
Instructor: Dr. Graeme Robertson

Examination of contrasting theoretical approaches to understanding democracy. Comparative study of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America elucidates challenges and opportunities that affect possibilities for democratization and consolidation.


SOCI 411: Social Movements

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 2:30-3:20pm
Woollen Gym 304
Instructor: Joseph Crane

Study of nonroutine collective actions such as demonstrations, strikes, riots, social movements, and revolutions, with an emphasis on recent and contemporary movements.


SOCI 433: Immigration in Contemporary America

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 3:35-4:25pm
Peabody 311
Instructor: Michelle Dromgold-Sermen

This course introduces students to reasons why people migrate, how citizens respond to that migration, how the federal government regulates migration, and how local communities manage the settlement of newcomers. By the end of the course students should have a solid understanding of major debates in the study of immigration.