Spring 2022 Global Studies Major Recommended Course List

Students must work with advisors to determine whether courses on this list will work with their Major Plan of Study. Courses should be considered as options for students to consider with an advisor. All substitutions to your MPS must be approved by an advisor.

Note: New General Education Course Available! 

  • GLBL 130: Resistance Movements (U.S. Minority gen ed credit)

 

Global Studies Core Courses

Anthropology

  • ANTH 268        Images of the Other
  • ANTH 270        Language in Culture

Economics

  • ECON 202        Economic Statistics I
  • ECON 420        International Economics
  • ECON 450        Development Economics

Geography

Global Studies

History

Political science

Sociology

  • SOC 226          Political Sociology
  • SOC 270          Global Demography

 

** In addition to the core courses listed above, we will also substitute LING 222: Language in Globalization in place of the above listed courses **

Area Studies

East and South Asia

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  • ARTJ 209         Chado (The Way of Tea)
  • ARTJ 299         Seminar in Japanese Aesthetics
  • ARTJ 302         Intro to Japanese Animation
  • CWL 207          Indian Cinema in Context
  • EALC 230         Popular Cultures of Contemporary East Asia
  • EALC 250         Intro to Japanese Culture
  • EALC 275         Masterpieces of East Asian Lit
  • EALC 285         Intro to Korea Through Film
  • EALC 365         Contemporary Korean Society
  • HIST 221           Modern China
  • HIST 283           Asian American History
  • HIST 420           China Under the Qing Dynasty
  • HIST 425           Classical Chinese Thought
  • HIST 430           India from Colony to Nation
  • PS 343 Gov & Pol of China
  • PS 344 Government and Politics of Japan
  • REL 208 Cultures & Literatures of South Asia
  • REL 214 Introduction to Islam
  • REL 223 The Qur’an (Koran)
  • REL 286 Introduction to Hinduism
  • REL 287 Introduction to Buddhism
  • REL 403 Women in Muslim Societies
  • SOC 265 Central Asian Societies
  • SOCW 297 Asian Families in America

Latin America

  • HIST 203           Reacting to the Past
  • HIST 205           Lived Experience in Latin America
  • HIST 307           History of Mexico from 1519
  • LLS 279 Mexican-American History
  • LLS 365 Chicana/Latina Autobiography, Memoir, Testimonio
  • PORT 403 Readings in Portuguese
  • PORT 410 Topics in Brazilian Literature
  • SPAN 200 Readings in Hispanic Texts
  • SPAN 232 Spanish in the Community
  • SPAN 246 Gender & Sexuality in Latina/o Literature
  • SPAN 254 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 307 Bilingualism
  • SPAN 324 Latin America Cultural Studies I 
  • SPAN 326 Latin America Cultural Studies II

Russia and Eastern Europe

  • ANTH 272        Language and Culture in Turkey
  • HIST 260           History of Russia
  • REES 200 Intro to Russia and Eurasia
  • REES 201 Introduction to Eastern Europe
  • RUSS 290 Readings in Russian
  • SOC 265 Central Asian Societies

Western Europe

  • EURO 415        Europe and the Mediterranean
  • FR 211 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • FR 212 Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities
  • GER 201          German Popular Culture
  • GER 251          Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context
  • GER 261          The Holocaust in Context
  • HIST 203           Reacting to the Past
  • HIST 352           Europe in the World
  • HIST 353           European History 1918 to 1939
  • HIST 357           Modern France
  • PORT 595 Special Topics Port & Braz Lit
  • PS 385 Politics of the European Union 
  • PS 415 Europe and the Mediterranean
  • SCAN 225 Vikings to Volvos: Scandinavia
  • SCAN 252 Viking Sagas in Translation
  • SPAN 200 Readings in Hispanic Texts
  • SPAN 254 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 307 Bilingualism 
  • SPAN 310 Premodern Spanish Literatures & Cultures
  • SPAN 312 Modern Spanish Literatures & Cultures
  • SPAN 320 Spanish Cultural Studies II 
  • SPAN 324 Latin American Cultural Studies I
  • SPAN 326 Latin American Cultural Studies II

Middle East

  • ANTH 272        Language and Culture in Turkey
  • CWL 212          Israeli Cinema and Television
  • HIST 434           Women in Muslim Societies
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Difference in the mid-east
  • PS 152 The New Middle East
  • REL 214 Introduction to Islam
  • REL 223 The Qur’an (Koran)
  • REL 403 Women in Muslim Societies
  • SOC 265 Central Asian Societies
  • TURK 270 Language and Culture in Turkey
  • TURK 490 Special Topics in Turkish

Africa

  • ACE 254           Economic Systems in Africa
  • GEOG 455       Geog of Sub-Saharn Africa
  • HIST 434           Women in Muslim Societies
  • REL 214 Introduction to Islam
  • REL 223 The Qur’an (Koran)
  • REL 403 Women in Muslim Societies

Thematic Area

Cultures in Contact

  • AFRO 224        Humanist Persp of Afro-Am Exp
  • AFRO 261        Intro to the African Diaspora
  • AIS 285            Indigenous Thinkers
  • ANTH 209        Food, Culture, and Society
  • CMN 232         Intro to Intercultural Comm
  • CMN 250         Social Movement Communication
  • EDUC 202        Social Justice, School and Society
  • EPOL 310         Race and Cultural Diversity
  • EPSY 203         Social Issues Group Dialogues
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GWS 201         Race, Gender & Power
  • GWS 202         Sexualities
  • GWS 350         Feminist & Gender Theory
  • HDFS 220         Families in Global Perspective
  • HDFS 322         US Latina and Latino Families
  • HDFS 420         Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
  • HDFS 424     Racial and Ethnic Families
  • HDFS 444          LGBT Indiv, Fam & Community
  • HIST 236           Madness and Modern Society
  • HIST 434           Women in Muslim Societies
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • KIN 249            Sport & Modern Society
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 305          Art and Cultural Property Law
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LER 300            Workers, Unions, and Politics
  • LING 222          Language in Globalization
  • LING 270          Language, Technology & Society
  • LLS 240 Latina/o Popular Culture
  • LLS 250 Latina/os on the Bronze Screen
  • LLS 343 Criminalization and Punishment
  • LLS 365 Chicana/Latina Autobiography, Memoir, Testimonio
  • LLS 296 Topics Latina/o Studies
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • LLS 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • MUSE 250         The World Through Museums
  • MACS 203         Contemporary Movies
  • MACS 262         Survey of World Cinema II
  • MACS 320         Popular Culture
  • MACS 326         New Media, Culture & Society
  • MACS 351         Social Aspects of Media
  • MACS 356         Sex & Gender in Popular Media
  • MUSE 250         The World Through Museums
  • NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering
  • PS 220 Intro to Public Policy
  • PS 357 Ethnic Conflict
  • PS 358 Comparative Political Behavior
  • PS 456 Democracy and Identity
  • PSYC 201 Intro to Social Psych
  • REES 201 Introduction to Eastern Europe
  • REL 208 Cultures & Literatures of South Asia
  • REL 110 World Religions
  • REL 286 Introduction to Hinduism
  • REL 403 Women in Muslim Societies
  • RST 350 Tourism and Culture
  • SOC 225 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 230 The Sociology of Political Polarization: Bigots and Snowflakes
  • SOCW 297 Asian Families in America
  • SOCW 300 Diversity: Identities & Issues
  • SOCW 360 Social Work and the Military
  • SPAN 254 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 307 Bilingualism 
  • SPAN 312 Modern Spanish Literatures & Cultures
  • SPAN 320 Spanish Cultural Studies II 

Environment, Sustainability and Social Responsibilities

  • ACE 210           Environmental Economics
  • ACE 255           Economics of Food and Environmental Justice
  • ANSC 205        World Animal Resources
  • ANTH 209        Food, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH 278        Climate Change & Civilization
  • CMN 220         Communicating Public Policy
  • ENSU 301        Soc Impacts Weather & Climate
  • ENSU 310        Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • ENSU 410        Sustainable Organizations
  • ESE 320           Water Planet, Water Crisis
  • ESE 360           Environmental Writing
  • GEOG 220       Landscapes, Ecosystems and Environmental Change: Science and Management
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GEOL 208        History of the Earth System
  • HORT 223        The Intelligent Behavior of Plants
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • IB 361   Ecology and Human Health
  • IB 453   Community Ecology
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LA 314  History of World Landscapes
  • LA 480  Sustainable Design Principles
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • MDIA 223         Watching the Environment
  • NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering
  • NRES 287 Environment and Society (same as ESE 287, GEOG 287 and PS 273, Pre-req: NRES 102)
  • NRES 472 Environmental Psychology
  • SOCW 245 Doing Good through the Nonprofit Sector
  • UP 205 Ecology & Environmental Sustainability

 

 

Global Health

  • ANTH 209        Food, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH 249        Evolution and Human Disease
  • BTW 271         Persuasive Writing
  • CHLH 200        Mental Health
  • CHLH 210        Community Health Organizations
  • CHLH 409        Women's Health
  • CHLH 415        International Health
  • CMN 220         Communicating Public Policy
  • CMN 260         Intro to Health Communication
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GLBL 240         Global Health
  • GLBL 340         Global Health: Policy & Governance
  • GWS 202         Sexualities
  • GWS 350         Feminist & Gender Theory
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Food
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • IHLT 232           Health Disparities in the U.S.
  • IB 361   Ecology and Human Health
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • KIN 249            Sport & Modern Society
  • KIN 340            Soc & Psych of Phys Activity
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LLS 343 Criminalization and Punishment
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • LLS 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • MACS 356         Sex & Gender in Popular Media
  • PSYC 239 Community Psych
  • SHS 352 Hearing Health and Society
  • SOC 160 Global Ineq and Social Change
  • SOC 274 Health, Illness and Society
  • SOC 280 Intro to Social Statistics
  • SOCW 245 Doing Good through the Nonprofit Sector

Governance, Conflict and Resolution

  • ADV 310          Intro to Public Relations
  • ANTH 246        Forensic Science
  • ANTH 350        Cultures of Law
  • BTW 271         Persuasive Writing
  • CMN 212         Intro to Organizational Comm
  • CMN 220         Communicating Public Policy
  • CMN 250         Social Movement Communication
  • CMN 323         Argumentation
  • EPSY 203         Social Issues Group Dialogues
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GLBL 392         Int Diplomacy and Negotiation
  • GWS 201         Race, Gender & Power
  • HDFS 420         Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Food
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LER 300            Workers, Unions, and Politics
  • LLS 343 Criminalization and Punishment
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • LLS 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • NPRE 402 Nuclear Power Engineering
  • NPRE 480 Energy and Security (same as GLBL 480 and PS 480)
  • NPRE 483 Seminar on Security (same as GLBL 483)
  • PS 220 Intro to Public Policy
  • PS 240 Intro to Comp Politics
  • PS 241 Comp Politics in Dev Nations
  • PS 270 Intro to Political Theory
  • PS 280 Intro to Intl Relations
  • PS 312 Politics and the Media
  • PS 321 Principles of Public Policy
  • PS 322 Law and Public Policy
  • PS 343 Gov & Pol of China
  • PS 344 Government and Politics of Japan
  • PS 355 Democratization
  • PS 357 Ethnic Conflict
  • PS 358 Comparative Political Behavior
  • PS 385 Politics of the European Union
  • PS 398 Strategic Interntl Relations
  • PS 456 Democracy and Identity
  • PS 457 Dem Gov in a Global Setting
  • SOC 230 The Sociology of Political Polarization: Bigots and Snowflakes
  • SOC 378 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 479 Law and Society

Human Rights

  • ACE 255           Economics of Food and Environmental Justice
  • AFRO 224        Humanist Persp of Afro-Am Exp
  • AFRO 261        Intro to the African Diaspora
  • AIS 285            Indigenous Thinkers
  • CMN 220         Communicating Public Policy
  • CMN 250         Social Movement Communication
  • EDUC 202        Social Justice, School and Society
  • EPOL 310         Race and Cultural Diversity
  • EPSY 203         Social Issues Group Dialogues
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GLBL 260         Global Human Rights
  • GWS 201         Race, Gender & Power
  • GWS 202         Sexualities
  • GWS 350         Feminist & Gender Theory
  • HDFS 420         Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
  • HDFS 444          LGBT Indiv, Fam & Community
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Food
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LER 300            Workers, Unions, and Politics
  • LLS 343 Criminalization and Punishment
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • LLS 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • PS 220 Intro to Public Policy
  • PSYC 468 Psych and Law
  • REL 403 Women in Muslim Societies
  • SOC 225 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCW 245 Doing Good through the Nonprofit Sector
  • SOCW 300 Diversity: Identities & Issues

Knowledge, Communications and Information Systems

  • ACE 210           Environmental Economics
  • ADV 270          Principles of Sales
  • ADV 283          Advertising and Brand Strategy
  • ADV 310          Intro to Public Relations
  • ANTH 279        Economy, Business & Society
  • BTW 250         Principles Bus Comm
  • BTW 271         Persuasive Writing
  • BTW 280         Global Business Communication
  • CMN 211         Business and Professional Communication
  • CMN 212         Intro to Organizational Comm
  • EPOL 474         Diversity in the Workplace
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GLBL 270         Introduction to Global Markets and Society
  • GLBL 392         Int Diplomacy and Negotiation
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Food
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Scientific revolution
  • IS 202   Social Aspects Info Tech
  • IS 308   Race, Gender, and Information Technology
  • IS 309   Computers and Culture
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • JOUR 250         Journalism Ethics & Diversity
  • JOUR 311         Media Law
  • KIN 249            Sport & Modern Society
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 305          Art and Cultural Property Law
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LER 300            Workers, Unions, and Politics
  • LING 222          Language in Globalization
  • LING 270          Language, Technology & Society
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • LLS 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • MACS 203         Contemporary Movies
  • MACS 262         Survey of World Cinema II
  • MACS 264         Creative and Information Economies
  • MACS 320         Popular Culture
  • MACS 356         Sex & Gender in Popular Media
  • MACS 389         International Communications
  • MUSE 250         The World Through Museums
  • PS 312 Politics and the Media
  • PSYC 245 Industrial Org Psych
  • SOC 396 Social Network Analysis
  • SPAN 254 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
  • SPAN 307 Bilingualism

Wealth and Poverty

 

  • ACE 210           Environmental Economics
  • ACE 251           The World Food Economy
  • ANTH 209        Food, Culture, and Society
  • ANTH 279        Economy, Business & Society
  • CMN 220         Communicating Public Policy
  • CMN 250         Social Movement Communication
  • ENSU 410        Sustainable Organizations
  • EPSY 203         Social Issues Group Dialogues
  • GEOG 379       Intro to GIS Systems
  • GLBL 250         Development
  • GLBL 450         Poverty Interventions and Evaluation
  • GWS 201         Race, Gender & Power
  • HDFS 420         Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
  • HIST 200           Intro Hist Interpretation: Food
  • INFO 303          Writing Across Media
  • JOUR 200         Introduction to Journalism
  • LA 221  History of the Prison
  • LAW 303          Living the Law
  • LER 300            Workers, Unions, and Politics
  • LLS 343 Criminalization and Punishment
  • LLS 387 Race, Gender and the Body
  • MUSE 250         The World Through Museums
  • PS 220 Intro to Public Policy
  • PSYC 201 Intro to Social Psych
  • PSYC 239 Community Psych
  • RST 230 Diversity in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
  • SOC 160 Global Ineq and Social Change
  • SOCW 245 Doing Good through the Nonprofit Sector
  • UP 260 Social Inequality and Planning
  • UP 428 International Planning Studio

Research Courses