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Spring 2021 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.

GLBL 481: NGO Politics

Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30pm-4:45pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Erica Johnson

This course will investigate how nongovernmental organizations emerge, how they structure their organizations, how they function, and how they influence public policy.

GLBL 710: Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding Interventions

Friday, 8:00am-10:30am
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Zumrat Salmorbekova

AAAD 488: Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa

Meeting Time TBA
Instructor: Dr. Eunice Sahle

ANTH 446: Poverty, Inequality, and Health

Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30pm-1:45pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Mark Sorensen

ANTH 850: Engaging Ethnography

Wednesdays, 12:20pm-2:50pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Angela Stuesse

What is engaged ethnography? We often speak of engaged research, but what does it look like on the ground? How is it represented through textual narrative? And what difference does it make in the “real” world? In this seminar students “engage” these questions in an examination of ethnographies produced by politically- and community-engaged researchers, exploring how methodologies, epistemologies, and the products of research are transformed by various forms of engagement.

PLAN 574: Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality

Tuesday-Thursday, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Meenu Tewari

COMM 825: Seminar in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

Thursrday, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Hanes Art Center 215
Instructor: Dr. Renee Alexander Craft

A variable topic seminar that permits faculty and graduate students the opportunity to explore significant historical and emerging issues in the field of communication.

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

Tuesday-Thursday, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Nina Martin

GEOG 464: Europe Today- Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe

Tuesday- Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Remote- Mostly Asynchronous
Instructor: Dr. John Pickles

A survey by topic and country of Europe west of Russia. Those features that make Europe a distinct and important region today are emphasized.

HBEH 748: Design Thinking for the Public Good

Interested in learning and applying a new creative problem solving approach to address our society’s most pressing issues? This course is open to graduate students from across UNC.

Interested students should sign up for the waitlist here before November 30th.

PLCY 565: Global Health Policy

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Benjamin Meier

Coursework will focus on public policy approaches to global health, employing interdisciplinary methodologies to understand selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. For students who have a basic understanding of public health.

POLI 438: Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe

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

Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Milada Vachudova

POLI 448: The Politics of Multilevel Governance

Tuesday-Thursday, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Liesbet Hooghe

Political authority is changing around the world. Decision making has shifted down to state and local governments, such as Catalonia and Scotland, and up to international organizations such as the European Union and the World Health Organization. What does this mean for the future of the national state?

POLI 630: Political Contestation in Europe

Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm

Bingham 208
Instructor: Dr. Gary Marks

The political ground in Europe is shifting. An increasing number of citizens are displeased with the speed or direction in which European integration and democracy are moving. There appears to be real potential for radical mobilization against the European project. What is going on? Are we witnessing the emergence of a new cleavage that pits proponents of European integration, mobility, and multiculturalism against its opponents, or is this a transitory phase? How are those with cosmpolitan values, and in particular young people, mobilizing in support of Europe? How does this relate to developments in the US?

This course explores political contestation on Europe and European integration and connects it with current events. It will focus on the impact of European integration on political parties, public opinion, and voting behavior, but it will also seek to understand what drives attitudes on immigration, trade, and globalization inside and outside Europe. This course aims to equip you with the analytical and methodological tools to think critically about the future of democracy and international cooperation in Europe and beyond.

The aim is to familiarize students with the chief theoretical approaches and the extensive empirical work dealing with contestation around Europe. The course will focus on the impact of the integration process on political parties and party strategies, public opinion and voting behavior.

POLI 631: European Security: The Enlarging European Union and the Trans-Atlantic Relationship

Tuesday, 12:30pm-3:20pm

Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Milada Vachudova

POLI 731: Politics of Development and Change

Tuesday, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Graeme Robertson

POLI 789: Game Theory

Monday, 12:20pm-3:10pm
Remote Synchronous
Instructor: Dr. Lucy Martin

This class provides graduate students with an introduction to game theoretic modeling, focusing on noncooperative game theory. Topics covered include normal form games, extensive-form games, and games of incomplete information.