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Twin Cities Campus

Global Studies B.A.

Global Studies Department
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
This program offers students the opportunity to study the interrelated processes shaping today's increasingly interdependent world. Students examine political, economic, cultural, and social processes of local communities, nation states, transnational businesses, and social movements around the globe. The program requires students to integrate theoretical knowledge about broad global processes with regionally focused detailed knowledge of social and cultural systems and language. Students complete a common set of core courses providing a broad overview of issues and approaches to global studies. Each student then chooses a thematic and regional concentration. Coursework is completed by selecting from relevant courses offered by a broad range of departments.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the Global Studies BA is GLOS. Students must formally enroll in the major at the advising office, 206 Social Sciences Building. Students must meet with an advisor to develop a program that meets major guidelines. Students must complete two sub-plans: one thematic and one regional concentration. At least 14 upper-division credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Of the courses counting towards the BA, students must take at least 5 upper-division GLOS courses or courses cross-listed with GLOS. A given course may only count towards one major requirement. Students may earn a BA or a minor in global studies, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First-Year Experience course sequence.
Core Courses
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· GLOS 3144 - Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3144H - Honors: Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism (3.0 cr)
Ways of Knowing
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 4025 - Studies in Ethnographic Classics (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3003 - Introduction to Applied Econometrics (4.0 cr)
· CI 3611W - Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language [WI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3201 - Introduction to Electronic Media Production (4.0 cr)
· ECON 4211 - Principles of Econometrics (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3105 - Ways of Knowing in Global Studies (3.0 cr)
· PA 3001 - Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· PA 4200 - Urban and Regional Planning (3.0 cr)
· POL 4887 - Thinking Strategically in International Politics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
· SW 3501 - Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing (4.0 cr)
· TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3001 - Public History (3.0 cr)
or AMST 3003 - Public History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3001 - Public History (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 5031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or POL 3085H - Honors Course: Quantitative Analysis in Political Science [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Experiential Learning
Students must participate in a relevant experiential learning opportunity through study abroad (at least 6 weeks)or an internship (at least 100 hours). Work completed in meeting these requirements may count toward the thematic or regional concentrations. Prior approval by a Global Studies advisor is required.
Capstone
Students must complete a capstone project that integrates their regional and thematic concentrations. Students must be either seniors or second-semester juniors and have completed either GLOS 3144 or GLOS 3145 to register for the capstone experience. Students who double major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major may waive the Global Studies BA capstone, and they do not need to replace the 3 credits.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
Capstone Seminar
In this course, students complete a 25-35 page academic research paper on a topic related to their thematic and/or regional concentrations. The course includes classroom instruction supporting independent research and writing in an interdisciplinary field, and it provides opportunities for one-on-one guidance and intellectual mentorship with faculty.
· GLOS 3981W - Capstone Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· Honors Capstone
Honors students register for GLOS 3550V.
· GLOS 3985V - Honors Capstone Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3601W - African Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3441 - Japanese Theater [AH] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3637W - Modern Indian Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CI 3611W - Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CNES 3082W - Greek Tragedy in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3676W - Communicating Terrorism [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3681W - Rhetorical Fictions and 20th Century Conflicts [LITR, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 4404W - Language Borderlands [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3130W - Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Theory: 1700 to the Present [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3425W - Theories of Culture [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4331W - Economic Development [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4431W - International Trade [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4432W - International Finance [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3003W - Historical Survey of British Literatures I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3004W - Historical Survey of British Literatures II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4002W - Environmental Thought and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3401W - International Human Rights Law [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3981W - Capstone Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3691W - The British Empire [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3704W - Daily Life in Europe: 1300-1800 [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· LING 3101W - Languages of the World [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3001W - General History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Period [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 3005W - General History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3235W - Democracy and Citizenship [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3252W - Revolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political Thought [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3489W - Citizens, Consumers, and Corporations [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4403W - Constitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative Perspectives [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4461W - European Government and Politics [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4885W - International Conflict and Security [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· PORT 3502W - Global Portuguese: 1900-present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3415W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANSC 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AGRO 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Cultural Production and Everyday Practice
What do literature, films, performances, artworks, music, and popular culture tell us about the world, and what do they do in the world to entertain, engage, inform, or deceive? How do new technologies and digital media transform previous forms of collective belonging and political expression? How are our sensibilities, values, and understandings of the world shaped by the global movement of people, material things, and ideas? Students selecting this track will explore these and other questions by integrating humanities and social science perspectives on such phenomena as globalization, transnationalism, modernity, colonialism, religious affiliations, nations and nationalism, gender and sexual identities, and perceptions of environment and place. They will be taught to think creatively and critically about the production and circulation of cultural forms at local, national, regional and transnational scales. This will serve as a basis for understanding not only contemporary forms of power and inequality, but also the aspirations, self-understandings and struggles of human communities in an increasingly interconnected world.
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme. Cultural Production and Everyday Practice is a thematic concentration. It must be paired with a regional concentration of your choice.
Cultural Production and Everyday Practice Anchor Courses
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GLOS 3143 - Living in the Global [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3609 - Novels and Nations [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
Cultural Production and Everyday Practice Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3004 - Great Controversies in Anthropology [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3035 - Anthropologies of Death [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4019 - Symbolic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4053 - Economy, Culture, and Critique [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3434 - Art and the Environment [AH, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3676W - Communicating Terrorism [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3681W - Rhetorical Fictions and 20th Century Conflicts [LITR, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 4235 - Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities--A World View (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4404W - Language Borderlands [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3005 - Seminar in Critical Thought (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3130W - Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Theory: 1700 to the Present [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3352W - Queer Aesthetics & Queer Critique [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3425W - Theories of Culture [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3026 - Mediterranean Wanderings: Literature and History on the Borders of Three Continents [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3505 - Protest Literature and Community Action [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3506 - Social Movements & Community Education [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· GCC 3025 - Seeking the Good Life at the End of the World: Sustainability in the 21st Century [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3373 - Changing Form of the City [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3377 - Music in the City [DSJ, AH] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3388 - Going Places: Geographies of Travel and Tourism [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3143 - Living in the Global [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3609 - Novels and Nations [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3411W - The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present [HIS, CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3412 - Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful Game [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3416 - Imperialism and its Critics: Ethical Issues, Literary Representations [LITR, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3417W - Food in History [HIS, ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3418 - Drink in History [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 3552 - Technology, Communication & Global Society [GP] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4801 - Global Communication (3.0 cr)
· LING 3101W - Languages of the World [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PA 3481 - Cedar Riverside: Where The World Meets MN (2.0 cr)
· PHIL 3231 - Philosophy and Language (4.0 cr)
· POL 3272 - What Makes Political Community? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4267 - Imperialism and Modern Political Thought [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music [SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music [SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3047W - Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality [WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3047W - Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3145W - Urban Anthropology [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5045W - Urban Anthropology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas [GP] (4.0 cr)
or SCMC 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas [GP] (4.0 cr)
· GCC 3013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability - Greening Technologies and Lives [TS] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability: Greening Technologies and Lives [TS] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3374W - The City in Film [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 5374 - The City in Film (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 3152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3505W - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance [WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3505V - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance [WI] (0.0-3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4415 - Transnational Body Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 4415 - Transnational Body Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
Political Economy and Environmental Change
What are the contemporary economic, political, ideological, and cultural forces shaping the ever-changing global economy? How do transnational corporations and institutions influence the rules of the game, and with what consequences for inequality within and beyond the borders of the United States? What do we produce and where, how is global finance transforming the way the world works, and what are the dynamics of consumption, distribution, resource use and waste underlying 21st century capitalism? Is this system socially and environmentally sustainable? Students in this track will examine these questions from a "political economy" and "political ecology" perspective. They will also explore how grassroots and transnational social movements are attempting to articulate new visions of sustainable development, nature, climate change, and justice.
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme. Political Economy and Environmental Change is a thematic concentration. It must be paired with a regional concentration of your choice.
Political Economy and Environmental Change Anchor Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GLOS 3707 - Disposable People?: Surplus Value, Surplus Humanity (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3417W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
Political Economy and Environmental Change Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3312 - American Indian Environmental Issues and Ecological Perspectives [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4511 - Indigenous Political Economies (3.0 cr)
· AMST 4301 - Workers and Consumers in the Global Economy [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4053 - Economy, Culture, and Critique [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4069 - Historical Ecology & Anthropology of the Environment (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3001 - Applied Microeconomics: Consumers, Producers, and Markets (4.0 cr)
· APEC 3007 - Applied Macroeconomics: Policy, Trade, and Development [GP] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3071 - Microeconomics of International Development (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 4311 - Tourism Development: Principles, Processes, Policies (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3434 - Art and the Environment [AH, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCL 3322 - Visions of Nature: The Natural World and Political Thought [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3405 - Marx for Today [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4331W - Economic Development [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4337 - Comparative Economic Systems (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4401 - International Economics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4431W - International Trade [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4432W - International Finance [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4531 - Labor Economics (3.0 cr)
· EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3502 - Nature Stories: Environmental Discourse in Action [LITR, CIV] (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3607 - Natural Resources Consumption and Sustainability [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3025 - Seeking the Good Life at the End of the World: Sustainability in the 21st Century [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3388 - Going Places: Geographies of Travel and Tourism [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4002W - Environmental Thought and Practice [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5385 - Globalization and Development: Political Economy (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3707 - Disposable People?: Surplus Value, Surplus Humanity (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3419 - History of Capitalism: Uneven Development Since 1500 (3.0 cr)
· HMED 3040 - Human Health, Disease, and the Environment in History [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3301 - Environmental Ethics [ENV] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3489W - Citizens, Consumers, and Corporations [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3833 - The United States and the Global Economy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· SOC 4305 - Environment & Society: An Enduring Conflict [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· SUST 3017 - Environmental Justice [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AGRO 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANSC 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development [GP] (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3005 - Innovation for the Public Good: Design for a Disrupted World [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5005 - Innovation for the Public Good: Design for a Disrupted World [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3011 - Pathways to Renewable Energy [TS] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5011 - Pathways to Renewable Energy [TS] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability - Greening Technologies and Lives [TS] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability: Greening Technologies and Lives [TS] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3017 - World Food Problems: Agronomics, Economics and Hunger [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5017 - World Food Problems: Agronomics, Economics and Hunger [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3024 - 11 Billion People: How long can the planet sustain humanity? [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5024 - 11 Billion People: How long can the planet sustain humanity? [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3031 - The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5031 - The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3032 - Ecosystem Health: Leadership at the Intersection of Humans, Animals, and the Environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5032 - Ecosystems Health: Leadership at the intersection of humans, animals and the environment [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 5401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3231 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3305 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science, and Society (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3205 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science and Society (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3417W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4321 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4311 - Power, Justice & the Environment [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3283 - Marx, Capital, and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5283 - Marx, Capital and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment [HIS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3246 - History of (Un)Natural Disasters [HIS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5246 - History of (Un)Natural Disasters (3.0 cr)
· POL 4481 - Comparative Political Economy: Governments and Markets (3.0 cr)
or POL 3481H - Comparative Political Economy: Governments and Markets (3.0 cr)
Human Rights and Justice
What are human rights? How are they defined, critiqued, enacted, and achieved? This theme allows students to rethink categories such as “rights,” “equality,” and “justice”; to examine the role of law, memory, narrative, and media in representing mass violence; and to examine mechanisms promoting conflict resolution and cooperation in a global context. Courses address interstate relations as well as the ways in which such relations have been altered by the increasing role of non-governmental organizations, supranational organizations, and institutions of global governance. Global studies majors completing this track are encouraged to think about the ways in which governance, peace, and justice are influenced by both local and global social, political, and cultural processes.
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme. Human Rights and Justice is a thematic concentration. It must be paired with a regional concentration of your choice.
Human Rights and Justice Anchor Courses
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GLOS 3401W - International Human Rights Law [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3412 - What is Equality? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5412 - What is Equality? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
Human Rights and Justice Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AAS 3601W - War and Empire: Asian American Perspectives [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4501 - Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CHIC 3771 - Latino Social Power and Social Movements in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4275 - Theory in Action: Community Engagement in a Social Justice Framework [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3681W - Rhetorical Fictions and 20th Century Conflicts [LITR, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3505 - Protest Literature and Community Action [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3506 - Social Movements & Community Education [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3401W - International Human Rights Law [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3707 - Disposable People?: Surplus Value, Surplus Humanity (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3896 - Global Studies Internship (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4001 - Nations, Empires, Feminisms (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3362 - Global History of World War II [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3235W - Democracy and Citizenship [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3252W - Revolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political Thought [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3272 - What Makes Political Community? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3423 - Politics of Disruption: Violence and Its Alternatives [GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3462 - Politics of Race, Class, and Ethnicity (3.0 cr)
· POL 3766 - Political Psychology of Mass Behavior [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3835 - International Relations [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4275 - Domination, Exclusion, and Justice: Contemporary Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· POL 4410 - Topics in Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 4487 - The Struggle for Democratization and Citizenship (3.0 cr)
· POL 4881 - The Politics of International Law and Global Governance [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4461 - Sociology of Ethnic and Racial Conflict [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SW 3703 - Gender Violence in Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3501 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or POL 3701 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3515 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
or AMST 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3407 - Global Islamophobia (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3207 - Global Islamophobia (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3412 - What is Equality? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5412 - What is Equality? [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3505W - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance [WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3505V - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance [WI] (0.0-3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4103 - Transnational Feminist Theory [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
· POL 4403W - Constitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative Perspectives [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 5403 - Constitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· POL 4885W - International Conflict and Security [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 5885 - International Conflict and Security (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5101 - Sociology of Law (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4104H - Honors: Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5104 - Crime and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4171 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights & Trafficking [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5171 - Sociology of International Law: Human Rights & Trafficking [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4411H - Honors: Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5411 - Terrorist Networks & Counterterror Organizations (3.0 cr)
Global Health and Mobile Populations
Global pandemics, impacts of climate change, unprecedented movements of people and pathogens, civil unrest and displaced populations: it is difficult to avoid hearing about the seeming conflagration of forces and factors today that are causing widespread fear, questioning the integrity of national borders, the effectiveness of global governing agencies, the progress of science, and our collective capacity for economic and environmental change. Through the courses offered in this track, students should get a good sense of the imprint of history and of current geopolitical and economic policies conditioning patterns of disease and mobility, be able to critically analyze received understandings and representations of migrations and disease outbreaks, and the many factors shaping responses to these phenomena.
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme. Global Health and Mobile Populations is a thematic concentration. It must be paired with a regional concentration of your choice.
Global Health and Mobile Populations Anchor Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GLOS 3305 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science, and Society (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3205 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science and Society (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3705 - Migrations: People in Motion [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3505 - Migrations: People in Motion [GP] (3.0 cr)
Global Health and Mobile Populations Electives
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3026 - Mediterranean Wanderings: Literature and History on the Borders of Three Continents [GP] (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4108 - Understanding and Working with Immigrants and Refugee Families [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3415 - Migrations in Modern Global History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3040 - Human Health, Disease, and the Environment in History [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· PA 3481 - Cedar Riverside: Where The World Meets MN (2.0 cr)
· PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3601 - Maternal and Child Health Global Public Health Issues (2.0 cr)
· SOC 3241 - Sociology of Women's Health: Experiences from Around the World (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3507 - Immigration to the United States: Beyond Walls [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
or AMES 3776 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
or CHIC 5374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· GCC 3003 - Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5003 - Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3016 - Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse [TS] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5016 - Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse [TS] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3028 - Harnessing the power of research, community, clinic and policy to build a culture of health [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GCC 5028 - Harnessing the Power of Research, Community, Clinic and Policy to Build a Culture of Health [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3305 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science, and Society (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3205 - Life for Sale: Global Debates on Environment, Science and Society (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3705 - Migrations: People in Motion [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3505 - Migrations: People in Motion [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3246 - Diseases, Disasters & Other Killers [HIS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5246 - Disease, Disasters, and Other Killers [HIS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3446 - Comparing Healthcare Systems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 5446 - Comparing Healthcare Systems [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3511 - World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3511H - Honors: World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
Africa
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Africa is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3006 - Impact of African Migrations in the Atlantic World (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3135 - Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3578 - Contemporary Sub-Saharan African Popular Art Forms [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3601W - African Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3654 - African Cinema [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4105 - Ways of Knowing in Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3451 - North African Cinema (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3471 - Topics in Francophone African Literature and Cultures [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3514 - Environmental History of the Middle East and North Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3002 - West African History: 1800 to Present [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3455 - West African History: 1800 to Present [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3103 - World History and Africa [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3205 - History of South Africa from 1910 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3435 - History of South Africa from 1910 (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
East Asia
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
East Asia is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GEOG 3211 - East Asia (3.0 cr)
· EAS 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
· EAS 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or EAS 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMES 3232W - "Short" Poetry in China and Japan [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3336 - Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature and Culture [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3337 - Contemporary Chinese Literature and Popular Culture [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3351 - Martial Arts in Chinese Literature and Film [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3362 - Women Writers in Chinese History (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3433 - Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3437 - The Japanese Novel [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3441 - Japanese Theater [AH] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3456 - Japanese Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3458 - Japanese Animation [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3467 - Science Fiction, Empire, Japan (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3468 - Environment, Technology and Culture in Modern Japan [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3471 - Introduction to Japanese Religions (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3520 - Topics in Korean Culture (1.0-3.0 cr)
· AMES 3536 - Modern Korean Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3556 - Korean Film and Media [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3576 - Language & Society of the Two Koreas (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3586 - Cold War Cultures in Korea (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3013 - Introduction to East Asian Art [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4317 - The Chinese Economy (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3211 - East Asia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3476 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3477 - Samurai, Geisha, and How They Became Japanese (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3671 - Chinese Society: Culture, Networks, & Inequality (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3372 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3469 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000 (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3478 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or EAS 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· EAS 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
· EAS 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or EAS 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· EAS 3468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
· EAS 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
Europe
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Europe is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GEOG 3161 - Europe: A Geographic Perspective [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3721 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the Turn of the Century to the End of World War II: 1900-45 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3722 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4461W - European Government and Politics [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 5461 - European Government and Politics (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 3309 - Renaissance Art in Europe [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3311 - Baroque Art in Seventeenth Century Europe [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3312 - European Art of the Eighteenth Century: Rococo to Revolution [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3082W - Greek Tragedy in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3601W - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3003W - Historical Survey of British Literatures I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3004W - Historical Survey of British Literatures II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3141 - The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century: Sex, Satire, and Sentiment (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3151 - Romantic Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3161 - Victorian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3182 - Irish Literature (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4152 - Nineteenth Century British Novel (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3172 - The Court Society: Literature, Culture, Spectacle (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3240 - Topics in Ancien Regime Literature (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3310 - Literature of Revolution and Upheaval (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3161 - Europe: A Geographic Perspective [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3014 - German Media (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3421 - 18th-Century German Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3431 - 19th-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3441 - 20th-/21st-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany (3.0 cr)
· GER 3510 - Topics in German Studies (3.0 cr)
· GER 3520 - Topics in Austrian and Central European Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3641 - German Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3642 - The Grimms' Fairy Tales, Then & Now (3.0 cr)
· GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3701 - History of the German Language (3.0 cr)
· GRK 3004 - Intermediate Greek Poetry (4.0 cr)
· GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3052 - Ancient Civilization: Greece (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3152 - British History From the Seventeenth Century [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3244 - History of Eastern Europe [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3609 - Military History of Medieval Western Europe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3632 - History of Germany; Reformation to Unification: 1500-1871 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3652 - Early Modern Britain (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3681 - Irish History (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3691W - The British Empire [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3704W - Daily Life in Europe: 1300-1800 [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3721 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the Turn of the Century to the End of World War II: 1900-45 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3722 - Studies in 20th-Century Europe From the End of World War II to the End of the Cold War: 1945-91 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3746 - Game of Thrones: Emperors, Knights and Witches in Central Europe [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film [AH, GP] (4.0 cr)
· JWST 3601 - Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood [AH] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3001W - General History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Period [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 3005W - General History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period [AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3604W - Living Pictures: An Introduction to Nordic Cinema [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3503 - Pre-modern Spanish Culture and Thought [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3612 - Don Quijote and the Novel [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3910 - Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature (3.0 cr)
· TH 3171 - History of the Theatre: Ancient Greece Through Neo-Classicism (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3067W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe (3.0 cr)
or MEST 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3009 - Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3609 -  Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3708 -  The Age of Curiosity: Art, Science & Technology in Europe, 1400-1800 [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3123 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
or GER 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3007 - Shakespeare [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3007H - Honors: Shakespeare [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3101 - Survey of Medieval English Literature (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3101 - Survey of Medieval English Literature (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3611 - Speaking of Love in Medieval France: Stories, Songs, and Letters [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or FREN 3711 - Speaking of Love in Medieval France: Stories, Songs, and Letters [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GER 5651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3101 - Introduction to Medieval History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3001 - Introduction to Medieval History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3211 - History of Sexuality in Europe (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3211 - History of Sexuality in Europe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3283 - Marx, Capital, and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5283 - Marx, Capital and History: An Introduction to Marxist Theory and History (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3611 - Medieval Cities of Europe: 500-1500 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3611 - Medieval Cities of Europe: 500-1500 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3715 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - France in the Middle Ages (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3616 - France in the Middle Ages (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3727 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3729 - Nazi Germany and Hitler's Europe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3611 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present. (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present (3.0 cr)
· POL 4461W - European Government and Politics [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or POL 5461 - European Government and Politics (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
or SCAN 4011 - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (2.0 cr)
· SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [GP, LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3211 - Interpreting Imperial Spain, 1492-1800 (3.0 cr)
or TLDO 3211 - Writers of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3502 - Modern Spain (3.0 cr)
or TLDO 3502 - Spain Since 1936 (3.0 cr)
Islamic World
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Islamic World is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMES 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3711 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3546 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3714 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3135 - Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3637W - Modern Indian Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3820 - Topics in Arab Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3832 - The Politics of Arabic Poetry [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3856W - Palestinian Literature and Film [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3866 - Arab American Experiences (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3867 - Orientalism and the Arab World [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 5866 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3018 - Art of the Ottoman Empire (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3940 - Topics in Art History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· FREN 3451 - North African Cinema (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3485 - History of Southeast Asia [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3514 - Environmental History of the Middle East and North Africa (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3711 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3113 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3546 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3714 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3547 - The Ottoman Empire [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3722 - The Ottoman Empire [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3715 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
Latin America
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Latin America is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America (3.0 cr)
· POL 3479 - Latin American Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3221 - Interpreting Colonial Latin America: Empire and Early Modernity (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3222 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3512 - Modern Latin America (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3401V - Honors Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3401V - Honors Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 4492 - Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (3.0 cr)
or POL 5492 - Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHIC 3275 {Inactive} [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3352 - Transborder Theory: Global Views/Borderland Spaces (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3375 - Folklore of Greater Mexico [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3424 - Women and Gender in Latin American History [GP, HIS] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3479 - Latin American Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4463 - The Cuban Revolution Through the Words of Cuban Revolutionaries [GP] (3.0 cr)
· PORT 3502W - Global Portuguese: 1900-present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3221 - Interpreting Colonial Latin America: Empire and Early Modernity (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3222 - Interpreting Modern and Contemporary Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3401 - Latino Immigration and Community Engagement [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3512 - Modern Latin America (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3606 - Human Rights Issues in the Americas (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 3920 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
or CHIC 5374 - Migrant Farmworkers in the United States: Families, Work, and Advocacy [CIV] (4.0 cr)
· CHIC 3423 - Central American Revolutions (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3423 - Central American Revolutions (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3425 - History of Modern Mexico (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3425 - History of Modern Mexico (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3401V - Honors Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3401V - Honors Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3429 - Latin American History in Film and Text [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or LAS 3429 - Latin American History in Film and Text [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4492 - Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (3.0 cr)
or POL 5492 - Law and (In)Justice in Latin America (3.0 cr)
Middle East
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Middle East is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMES 3820 - Topics in Arab Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3832 - The Politics of Arabic Poetry [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3867 - Orientalism and the Arab World [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMES 5866 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3018 - Art of the Ottoman Empire (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3451 - North African Cinema (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3051 - Ancient Civilization: Near East and Egypt [HIS] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3514 - Environmental History of the Middle East and North Africa (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· AMES 3872 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3708 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· CNES 3202 - Bible: Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3202 - Bible: Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3202 - Bible: Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3502W - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5502W - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3502W - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3502W - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3502W - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare, and the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in Antiquity (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare, and the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in Antiquity (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare, and the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in Antiquity (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3515 - Multiculturalism in Modern Israel: how communities, ideologies, and identities intersect [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3515 - Multiculturalism in Modern Israel: how communities, ideologies, and identities intersect [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3711 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3113 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3534 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3034 - Introduction to Jewish History and Cultures [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3546 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3714 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3547 - The Ottoman Empire [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3722 - The Ottoman Empire [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3715 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
Russia
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Courses must be chosen in consultation with a Global Studies advisor. The following course lists are not exhaustive. Students should consult the list of courses approved by the Global Studies advisor each semester to view additional options. Please note that extra Breadth courses for a specific region or theme may count toward the Electives requirement for the same specific region or theme.
Russia is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 3637 - Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the Present (3.0 cr)
· POL 4474W - Russian Politics: From Soviet Empire to Post-Soviet State [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 3637 - Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the Present (3.0 cr)
· POL 4474W - Russian Politics: From Soviet Empire to Post-Soviet State [WI] (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3105 - Russian Poetry and Prose (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3512 - Russian Art and Culture [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5265 - 20th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions, and the Soviet Regime (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3611 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3404 - Tolstoy in Translation [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RUSS 5404 - Tolstoy in Translation [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3411 - Dostoevsky in Translation [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RUSS 5411 - Dostoevsky in Translation [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3421 - Literature: Middle Ages to Dostoevsky in Translation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or RUSS 5421 - Literature: Middle Ages to Dostoevsky in Translation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· RUSS 3422 - Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in Translation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or RUSS 5422 - Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in Translation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
Individualized Region
Students are required to complete two sub-plans for the major: one thematic concentration and one regional concentration. Students may choose to design their own individualized regional concentration. All courses must be chosen in consultation with the Global Studies advisor.
Individualized Region is a regional concentration. It must be paired with a thematic concentration of your choice.
Breadth Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s). All courses must be chosen in consultation with the Global Studies advisor.
Elective Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s). All courses must be chosen in consultation with the Global Studies advisor.
 
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GLOS 3144 - Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3144/GloS 3144H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an introductory overview of core theories and concepts that prepare students for successful completion of the Global Studies curriculum. In this half of the Global Studies core course sequence, students will investigate questions pertaining to how representations of the modern world in popular media and academic writing contribute to, reaffirm, and often challenge relations of inequality and division tied to such categories as ethnicity, gender, and race. Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources including magazines, novels, films, and digital media, these questions may include: How do cultural representations of the Global South reinforce European imperial and colonial projects? What role do mass-market magazines and newspapers have in constructing difference and producing stereotypes that justify imperialist attitudes? How does the development of technologies, from railroads to the internet, affect collective experiences of time and space? How is 'fake news' and intentional misrepresentation a threat to democracy and to the ecological security of the Earth? Students will meet twice a week for lecture and attend a weekly recitation section, with assignments that include short writing exercises and/or weekly Canvas posts and a midterm and final examination. This course will show how the politics of representation and knowledge production relate to changing formations of power, while giving students the conceptual vocabulary and critical skills to prepare for subsequent Global Studies courses. Prereq: soph, jr, or sr
GLOS 3144H - Honors: Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Representation in Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3144/GloS 3144H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an introductory overview of core theories and concepts that prepare students for successful completion of the Global Studies curriculum. In this half of the Global Studies core course sequence, students will investigate questions pertaining to how representations of the modern world in popular media and academic writing contribute to, reaffirm, and often challenge relations of inequality and division tied to such categories as ethnicity, gender, and race. Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources including magazines, novels, films, and digital media, these questions may include: How do cultural representations of the Global South reinforce European imperial and colonial projects? What role do mass-market magazines and newspapers have in constructing difference and producing stereotypes that justify imperialist attitudes? How does the development of technologies, from railroads to the internet, affect collective experiences of time and space? How is 'fake news' and intentional misrepresentation a threat to democracy and to the ecological security of the Earth? Students will meet twice a week for lecture and attend a weekly recitation section with assignments that include short writing exercises and/or weekly Canvas posts and a midterm and final examination. This course will show how the politics of representation and knowledge production relate to changing formations of power, while giving students the conceptual vocabulary and critical skills to prepare for subsequent Global Studies courses. Prereq: Honors soph, jr, or sr
GLOS 3145 - Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3145/GloS 3415H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides an introductory overview of core theories and concepts that prepare students for successful completion of the Global Studies curriculum. In this half of the Global Studies core course sequence, students will investigate questions pertaining to the emergence of global modernity, capitalism, and the nation-state, with particular focus on theoretical concepts and institutional forms. Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources including critical theory, philosophy, and texts from the social sciences, these questions may include: How did reason and culture emerge as key concepts in modernity, and how were they associated with transformations in time and space? How did the nation-state become a dominant political unit in the West, and how do postcolonial African states challenge its structure? What is the relationship between the Western liberal tradition, secularity, and violence? What are the histories and internal dynamics of the capitalist economy? Students will meet twice a week for lecture and attend a weekly recitation section, with assignments that include short writing exercises, a group project, and midterm and final examinations. This course will contextualize and trouble aspects of the global that are easily abstracted and taken for granted, while giving students the conceptual vocabulary and critical skills to prepare for subsequent Global Studies courses. Prereq: soph, jr, or sr Units: 3.00
GLOS 3145H - Honors: Global Modernity, the Nation-State, and Capitalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3145/GloS 3415H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides an introductory overview of core theories and concepts that prepare students for successful completion of the Global Studies curriculum. In this half of the Global Studies core course sequence, students will investigate questions pertaining to the emergence of global modernity, capitalism, and the nation-state, with particular focus on theoretical concepts and institutional forms. Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources including critical theory, philosophy, and texts from the social sciences, these questions may include: How did reason and culture emerge as key concepts in modernity, and how were they associated with transformations in time and space? How did the nation-state become a dominant political unit in the West, and how do postcolonial African states challenge its structure? What is the relationship between the Western liberal tradition, secularity, and violence? What are the histories and internal dynamics of the capitalist economy? Students will meet twice a week for lecture and attend a weekly recitation section with assignments that include short writing exercises, a group project, and midterm and final examinations. This course will contextualize and trouble aspects of the global that are easily abstracted and taken for granted, while giving students the conceptual vocabulary and critical skills to prepare for subsequent Global Studies courses. Prereq: Honors soph, jr, or sr Units: 3.00
ANTH 4025 - Studies in Ethnographic Classics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Five types of explanations employed in ethnographic research: diffusionism and theory of survivals; functionalist response; British structuralists; French structuralism; interpretive turn. Problems in ethnographic practice, analysis, and writing. Focuses on several classic monographic examples and associated theoretical writing. prereq: 1003 or 1005
APEC 3003 - Introduction to Applied Econometrics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Econometrics is the core empirical methodology used in economics. It allows economists (and others) to learn about the world through data in non-experimental situations. This course teaches student how to use common types of econometric analysis to answer research questions in an experiential learning environment. prereq: APEC 1101 or equiv., STAT 3011 or equiv.
CI 3611W - Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CI 3611W/SLS 3001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course that combines service learning internship with classroom lectures, discussions, group work, experiential activities. In this course, service learning requires students to act as teachers and professional leaders with students for 30 hours a semester. Prepares students for teaching ESL to adults in community programs. prereq: Have studied another language.
COMM 3201 - Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work as a team to plan, script, and shoot video productions in a hands-on multi-camera television studio. By creating their own productions and reviewing the productions of others, students learn how media aesthetics shape the presentation of themes and messages.
ECON 4211 - Principles of Econometrics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data analysis/quantitative methods in economics. Violation of classical regression model assumptions, modified estimation procedures that retain desirable properties. Multi-equation models. Computer applications/interpretation of empirical results. prereq: [3101 or equiv], [Stat 3011 or equivalent, Stat 3022 or equivalent] or higher level Stat courses]
ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to statistical principles, foundations, and methods for examining data and drawing conclusions. Regression modeling of relationships in environmental and natural resource science and management problems. prereq: Two yrs of high school math
GEOG 3561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3561/ Geog 5561
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to study of geographic information systems (GIS) for geography and non-geography students. Topics include GIS application domains, data models and sources, analysis methods and output techniques. Lectures, readings and hands-on experience with GIS software. prereq: Jr or sr
GLOS 3105 - Ways of Knowing in Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
'Ways of Knowing' introduces Global Studies students to some of the major disciplines and methods used to make knowledge about the social world. The course first addresses fascinating philosophical questions, such as how is knowledge a social product? How are knowing and understanding different? How might we think of ignorance, too, as something constructed? We then turn from theory to practice, and to the question, how can we frame our questions, and enact our research in humble and ethically principled ways? Students will respond to this task by designing collaborative research projects. They will first identify and define a real world issue; they will review different disciplines' methods for defining and approaching the issue, and then they will jointly create a collaborative research design. The course will help Global Studies students understand the interdisciplinary nature of the Global Studies major, and it will help them begin to think about the goals, interests, and methods of their senior projects.
PA 3001 - Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. These components are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? How can we improve public policy making? After successfully completing this course, students will understand the process, structure, and context of policymaking; identify who, how, and what influences the policy process; and apply knowledge of public policy and the policymaking process to a specific policy issue. A strong understanding of the American political system is encouraged.
PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to policy analysis. Theoretical foundations/practical methods of analysis. Tools for problem definition, data collection/analysis, presentation techniques, implementation strategies. Multidisciplinary case-study approach.
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
PA 4200 - Urban and Regional Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of urban/regional land-use planning. Introduction to planning theory and its applications. Political-economic context of urban/regional planning.
POL 4887 - Thinking Strategically in International Politics (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4887/Pol 5887
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
The purpose of this class is threefold: First, to introduce students to the use and value of formal models of strategic interaction (game theoretic models) in international relations. Second, to impart some basic tools of such modeling to students. And third, to examine the contribution of theoretical models to substantive areas in international relations. In keeping with these three goals, the course is divided into three sections. The first two weeks will devoted to such questions as: What is a theoretical model? What are rational choice and game theory? How are game theoretic models employed in international relations and what have been seminal contributions to the literature? The next portion of the class will introduce students to the basic tools employed in game theoretic analysis. The readings will illustrate the use of the tools introduced in class. And five problem sets will be administered, requiring students to make use of these tools. The final portion of the class will examine substantive questions in international relations through the lens of game theory. The topics to be presented include: Domestic Politics and War, International Agreements and Treaties, International Finance and Trade, Conditionality, Terrorism, and Human Rights.
SW 3501 - Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, theories, and practices of social change organizing. U.S. power relations. How people organize. Cross-class, multi-racial, and multi-issue organizing. Students do service learning in social justice organization.
TRIN 3002 - Intermediate Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Additional instruction and supervised practice in translation. prereq: 3001
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
AMIN 3001 - Public History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3001/AmSt 3003/Hist 3001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interpretations of collective past as produced in public venues, including museum exhibitions, films, theme parks, and websites. Intellectual and political issues in history produced for public audiences. Career opportunities. prereq: instr consent
AMST 3003 - Public History
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3001/AmSt 3003/Hist 3001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interpretations of collective past as produced in public venues, including museum exhibitions, films, theme parks, websites. Intellectual and political issues in history produced for public audiences. Career opportunities.
HIST 3001 - Public History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3001/AmSt 3003/Hist 3001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interpretations of collective past as produced in public venues, including museum exhibitions, films, theme parks, websites. Intellectual and political issues in history produced for public audiences. Career opportunities. prereq: instr consent
ESPM 3031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ESPM 3031/ESPM 5031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
GPS principles, operations, techniques to improve accuracy. Datum, projections, and coordinate systems. Differential correction, accuracy assessments discussed/applied in lab exercises. Code/carrier phase GPS used in exercises. GPS handheld units, PDA based ArcPad/GPS equipment. Transferring field data to/from desktop systems, integrating GPS data with GIS. prereq: Intro GIS course
ESPM 5031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ESPM 3031/ESPM 5031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
GPS principles, operations, techniques to improve accuracy. Datum, projections, and coordinate systems. Differential correction, accuracy assessments discussed/applied in lab exercises. Code/carrier phase GPS used in exercises. GPS handheld units, PDA based ArcPad/GPS equipment. Transferring field data to/from desktop systems, integrating GPS data with GIS. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
POL 3085 teaches students how to study politics scientifically and introduces them to how to use quantitative analysis to answer political questions. The first part of the class covers how to formulate a theory (a possible answer to a question), specify testable hypotheses (what you would see if the theory is correct or incorrect), and set up a research design to test those hypotheses. In the second part of the class, we cover quantitative data analysis, beginning from preliminary statistical analysis to multivariate linear regression. There is no mathematical or statistical background required for this course. By the end of the class, students should be able to ask and answer political questions using quantitative data and fluently evaluate statistical analyses of political phenomena in the media and many academic articles.
POL 3085H - Honors Course: Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
POL 3085 teaches students how to study politics scientifically and introduces them to how to use quantitative analysis to answer political questions. The first part of the class covers how to formulate a theory (a possible answer to a question), specify testable hypotheses (what you would see if the theory is correct or incorrect), and set up a research design to test those hypotheses. In the second part of the class, we cover quantitative data analysis, beginning from preliminary statistical analysis to multivariate linear regression. There is no mathematical or statistical background required for this course. By the end of the class, students should be able to ask and answer political questions using quantitative data and fluently evaluate statistical analyses of political phenomena in the media and many academic articles. prereq: Honors student
SOC 3811 - Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will introduce statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. Soc 5811 is intended for new graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and students pursuing the Sociology BS degree. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 3811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with a strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc majors must register A-F. 5811 is a good social statistics foundation course for MA students from other programs.
GLOS 3981W - Capstone Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3981W/GloS 3985V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the Capstone Seminar, students will write a 25-30 page undergraduate thesis on a self-defined topic related to their thematic and/or regional concentration. The course is designed to support academic research and writing in an interdisciplinary field, and to provide students a space to synthesize what they have learned in the classroom, through study abroad, in internships, and from life experiences. Students can expect lecture, class discussion, small-group work and peer review, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Prereq: dept consent
GLOS 3985V - Honors Capstone Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3981W/GloS 3985V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the Honors Capstone Seminar, students will write a 25-30 page cum laude or magna cum laude honors thesis on a self-defined topic related to their thematic and/or regional concentration. The course is designed to support academic research and writing in an interdisciplinary field, and to provide students a space to synthesize what they have learned in the classroom, through study abroad, in internships, and from life experiences. Students can expect lecture, class discussion, small-group work and peer review, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Students interested in summa cum laude honors should not take this class; they should consult the Global Studies advisor. Prereq: dept consent
AFRO 3601W - African Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The globalized present has witnessed increased mobility as economic, political, and social unrest intensify, forcing mass migration of populations across scorching deserts, treacherous mountains and perilous seas. In the United States and in Western Europe specifically, the consequence of this mobility?immigration?remains the single most cross-cutting issue and the most vexed political challenge of the day. Defined as threatening and intrusive, frequently criminalized in discourse and in action, immigrants have become scapegoats for a wide range of problems that bedevil every aspect of life in every country. Blamed for everything from taking jobs from locals to rising crime and the spread of communicable diseases, immigrants have become victims of xenophobic violence and repositories for the routine fear-mongering prevalent in post-9/11 global terror and counter-terror climate. This course addresses the keys issues that arise in contemporary immigration and global security debates. Throughout the course of the semester, we will interrogate the literary and audio-visual arts as a mirror of the times, reflecting socio-political conditions. In a bid to place the current ?crisis? in a historical perspective, we will examine select works by African writers, filmmakers and artists, which provide examples that enable us to move beyond stereotypes and common assumptions.
AMES 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How the strange/alien is constructed in premodern Chinese/Japanese literature. East Asian theories of the strange and their role in the classical tale, through the works of Pu Songling, Edo-era storytellers, and others. Role of Buddhist cosmology and salvation. prereq: Some coursework in East Asia recommended
AMES 3356W - Chinese Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese cinema from China (PRC), Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Emphasizes discussion/comparison of global, social, economic, sexual, gender, psychological, and other themes as represented through film.
AMES 3441 - Japanese Theater (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Japanese performance traditions. Emphasizes noh, kabuki, and bunraku in their literary/cultural contexts. Relationship between these pre-modern traditions and modern theatrical forms (e.g., Takarazuka Revue).
AMES 3637W - Modern Indian Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ALL 3637W/GloS 3637W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of 20th century literature from South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. All readings in English. Focuses on colonialism, post-colonialism, power, and representation.
AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse cultural (racial, ethnic, class) groups in America. Institutions/processes that shape their relations and create domination, resistance, hybridity, nationalism, racism, alliance. Specific content may vary.
ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studying language as a social practice, students transcribe and analyze conversation they record themselves, and consider issues of identity and social power in daily talk.
ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What is universal in dreaming/myth, how they vary in different cultures. Influence of dreams on myths. Appearance of folk narratives and cultural symbols in dreams. Relationship between individual and culture. Symbolism, metaphor, metonymy, other tropes common to dreaming/myth. Underlying psychological processes. Papers by anthropologists, case studies, cultural examples.
ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course is divided into three parts, each of which has different, but related, purposes. The initial part has general and theoretical goals. First, differences between cultural anthropology and sociology with respect to the study of class difference will be introduced. Secondly, the major theories about hierarchy in pre-state society will be examined. Third, central theories and concepts in the study of stratification in complex societies will be surveyed. In particular, attention will be paid to the relationship between class and individual taste in the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The second part will focus on attitudes about class difference in N. American society. Topics will center on class in everyday life, with special reference to the domains of education, consumption and romantic love. The third part of the course will concern class in nonWestern and/or developing countries, specifically in the Pacific and India. Throughout the course, in addition to readings and lectures, use will be made of representations of class in popular culture, such as magazines and the movies.
ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will explore images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in the movies and in other popular media. It has four aims: l) to introduce the problem of nonWestern peoples in the West from historical points of view, 2) to discuss the relationship between mass media and issue of representation to the marketplace, 3) to introduce the concept of morality in and through collective representations as developed by Durkheim, and 4) to analyze the problem of moral agency in a series of Hollywood and Independent movies which portray nonwestern peoples and cultures. We will watch movies portraying three different groups of cultures, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and the Japanese. In each unit, we will first read important commentary on Western representations of each of these peoples, such as Bernard Smith on Pacific Islanders and Vine Deloria on images of Native Americans and Gina Marchetti on Hollywood?s Japanese.
ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice (CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Practical application of theories/methods from social/cultural anthropology. Issues of policy, planning, implementation, and ethics as they relate to applied anthropology. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or 4003 or grad student or instr consent
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of resource use. Financial/economic feasibility. External effects, market failures. Resource use, environmental problems. Measuring impacts of resource development. Economics of alternative resource programs, environmental strategies. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101H
CI 3611W - Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CI 3611W/SLS 3001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing intensive course that combines service learning internship with classroom lectures, discussions, group work, experiential activities. In this course, service learning requires students to act as teachers and professional leaders with students for 30 hours a semester. Prepares students for teaching ESL to adults in community programs. prereq: Have studied another language.
CNES 3082W - Greek Tragedy in Translation (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CNES 3082W/CNES 5082W
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Origins of tragedy. Ancient theatres. Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides.
COMM 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and factors influencing intercultural communication. Development of effective intercultural communication skills. prereq: Planning an intercultural experience
COMM 3676W - Communicating Terrorism (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Terrorism as an ethical and international problem. Different cultures' historical trajectories for terrorism. Contrasts between Algerian, Irish, and Arab terrorism.
COMM 3681W - Rhetorical Fictions and 20th Century Conflicts (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of selected 20th-century documentary novels. Nature of artistic truth in relation to historical truth. Cross-cultural comparisons of responses to impact of Anglo-American policies.
COMM 4404W - Language Borderlands (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effect of multilingualism on self identity/sense of community. Subjective/social dimensions of being multilingual. Experience of language loss.
CSCL 3130W - Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Theory: 1700 to the Present (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Readings in colonial/postcolonial literatures/theory from at least two world regions: Africa, the Americas, the Arab world, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. Cultural/psychological dynamics and political economy of world under empire, decolonization, pre- vs. post-coloniality, globalization.
CSCL 3425W - Theories of Culture (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of three prevalent theoretical perspectives on culture -- philosophical, anthropological, and aesthetic -- as they converge in the work of writers who have contributed to our contemporary conception of cultural diversity.
DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dance/performance as practiced/transformed by minority groups in the United States. Migration as a global phenomenon, particularly pertaining to land disputes, labor distribution, political asylum, refugee, and dislocation.
ECON 4331W - Economic Development (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Economic growth in low income countries. Theory of aggregate and per capita income growth. Population growth, productivity increases, and capital formation. Allocation of resources between consumption and investment and among sectors. International assistance/trade. prereq: [[3101, 3102] or equiv], completion of freshman writing practice
ECON 4431W - International Trade (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4431W/Econ 4431V/Econ 443
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of trade/trade patterns. Trade restrictions/commercial policy. International factor movements. Economic growth/development. Multinational corporations. Regional integration. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv, freshman writing practice
ECON 4432W - International Finance (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Balance of payments; international financial markets; exchange rate determination; international monetary system; international investment and capital flows; financial management of the multinational firm; open economy macroeconomic policy. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv;
ENGL 3003W - Historical Survey of British Literatures I (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will provide a historical survey of British literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. Our focus will be on tracing the interactions between literature and wider British culture as well as on tracing the development of literary form during this period. You should leave this course being able to identify major literary trends and authors and link them to corresponding formal techniques and innovations. You should also have a sense of the major historical and political events, rulers, and social conditions in Britain at this time. Additionally, because this is a writing intensive course, you will leave this class familiar with the process of writing a research paper with a literary focus, which includes finding and successfully incorporating contemporary scholarly research about your topic into your paper, crafting an original argument, utilizing textual evidence, and evaluating existing scholarship.
ENGL 3004W - Historical Survey of British Literatures II (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this wide-ranging survey of British and post-colonial literature from the late eighteenth century to the present, we will explore representative literary texts and genres from British Romanticism, the Victorian period, Modernism, and the postwar era. Besides analyzing the language, aesthetic features, and technical construction of these literary artifacts, we will examine our readings as reflections of and reactions to social upheavals like the Industrial Revolution, challenges to the traditional role of women, scientific discoveries that sparked religious doubt, and the First World War. Additionally, because this is a writing intensive course, you will familiarize yourself with the process of writing a research paper with a literary focus, which includes finding and successfully incorporating contemporary scholarly research about your topic into your paper, crafting an original argument, utilizing textual evidence, and evaluating existing scholarship.
ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ESPM 3241W/ESPM 5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes in management of the environment. How disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies, institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations.
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of human ecology, spatial analysis, political economy, and other geographical approaches to analyze problems of health and health care. Topics include distribution and diffusion of disease; impact of environmental, demographic, and social change on health; distribution, accessibility, and utilization of health practitioners and facilities.
GEOG 4002W - Environmental Thought and Practice (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Changing conceptions of nature, culture, and environment in Western social/political thought. How our understanding of humans/nonhumans has been transformed by scientific and technological practices. Interdisciplinary, reading intensive. prereq: Jr or sr
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GLOS 3401W - International Human Rights Law (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course presents an introductory overview of the idea of human rights, its social and legal foundations and contemporary global issues. In the class, students will learn about the laws and procedures designed to protect the human rights of individuals and groups, with a special focus on the United Nations system. The course explores the conceptual underpinnings of human rights such as who is eligible to have rights, where those rights come from and who is responsible for guaranteeing them. Students will learn about how international laws are made and interpreted, and will consider the geo-political context which shapes human rights laws and procedures. Because of the evolving nature of the laws and issues in this field, students are encouraged to think analytically and ethically about how to address the many human rights challenges in the world today. The course will cover current human rights issues, including the right to health care, housing and other economic and social rights; and the right to life, freedom from torture and other civil and political rights. The course is writing intensive. The required paper for the class is a model complaint to the United Nations about a country and issue of the student's choosing. The class invites discussion and uses class exercises to engage students in the course material by shaping arguments for various legal fora.
GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3415W/ Soc 3417W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will introduce students to some of the world's most powerful global institutions -- such as the World Bank (IBRD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations, and affiliated agencies such as UNHCR (for refugee support). We will follow their efforts to promote a style of global development practices -- large-scale capital lending and global expertise building -- that has crystallized into a common understanding of how global north-south dynamics should progress. Cases pursued in class may include their lending and debt policies, dam building and energy projects, climate resilience and water loans, and the ways they mediate free trade agreements among competing countries. We will also hear from the multitude of voices, theories, and practices that offer alternative visions as to how peoples strive to produce a more just, socially equitable, and climate-safe world. We will use books, articles, films, in-class debates, case study exploration, small-group projects, and guest speakers to create a lively discussion-based classroom environment.
GLOS 3981W - Capstone Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3981W/GloS 3985V
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the Capstone Seminar, students will write a 25-30 page undergraduate thesis on a self-defined topic related to their thematic and/or regional concentration. The course is designed to support academic research and writing in an interdisciplinary field, and to provide students a space to synthesize what they have learned in the classroom, through study abroad, in internships, and from life experiences. Students can expect lecture, class discussion, small-group work and peer review, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Prereq: dept consent
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from early Germanic times to 1700.
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from 1700 to present.
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
What does the ?social life? of Coronavirus and Covid-19 look like? Do pandemics have politics? Are diseases biomedical or socio-political phenomena? Why are African-Americans disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and HIV in the US? Why did the US become a hotspot for the rapid transmission of Coronavirus and what does this reveal about the market-based healthcare system? What are the global stories, struggles, failures, and successes of the Covid-19 pandemic? What will a post-pandemic world look like? In this class, you will answer these questions as they learn about the intersections of science and technology with the politics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability.
HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GWSS 3615W/Hist 3615W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History of women in Western Europe from early modern period to present. Changes crucial to women's lives. Family/kinship structure, control over property, organization of work, religious ideas/practices, education, politics, beliefs/attitudes about female body.
HIST 3691W - The British Empire (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Gain/loss of colonies in Ireland, America, India, Africa. Development of racism, multicultural composition of British society, debates about economic motives for empire, resistance of colonized peoples to conquest/domination.
HIST 3704W - Daily Life in Europe: 1300-1800 (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Living conditions and daily life in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Topics include marriage and family, life at court, nobles, peasants, disease, farming, livestock-raising, urban life, the middle classes, manufacturing, trade, piracy, witchcraft, war, crime, and social deviance.
LING 3101W - Languages of the World (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of language families of the world. Classifying languages genetically/typologically. Historical relationships among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
PHIL 3001W - General History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Period (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 3001W/V/3101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major developments in ancient Greek philosophic thought: pre-Socrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic thinkers.
PHIL 3005W - General History of Western Philosophy: Modern Period (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 3005W/V/3105
Typically offered: Every Spring
Can anything be known beyond a shadow of a doubt? How ought scientific knowledge be discovered and justified? In what does one's identity as a person consist? How does our human nature affect the way that we conceive of and come to know the world? This course examines the momentous intellectual transformations in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries that inspired such questions and their innovative solutions.
POL 3235W - Democracy and Citizenship (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course considers the nature of contemporary democracy and the role that members of the political community do, can, and should play. While approaches in teaching the class vary, students can expect to read historical and contemporary texts, see films and videos, to approach questions about the nature of democracy, justifications for democracy, and challenges faced by contemporary democracy. Topics will include such questions as the role of civil society in democratic life, deliberative democracy, as well as questions about how members of political communities can best participate in democratic life. Students will write a longer essay that allows them to demonstrate their capacities to understand and explain complex ideas and to make a theoretically compelling argument, using appropriate supporting evidence. prereq: Suggested prerequisite 1201
POL 3252W - Revolution, Democracy, and Empire: Modern Political Thought (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
From the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, Europe and its colonies were wracked by large scale, sweeping changes: from the violent emergence of the sovereign state, to intense religious conflict, to geographic expansions at once transformative and brutal in search of new economic markets. These changes posed extraordinary challenges to usual ways of conceiving of political order and governance. Our course this semester will read these changes through three key concepts – revolution, democracy, and empire. Class discussion will seek to understand different meanings of these concepts, their political stakes, and ways of knowing how to move between political ideals and historical examples. Students will read a range of materials – from primary historical sources, to philosophic texts, political pamphlets and treatises, and travel journals – so as to study the effects on both the European context and beyond. prereq: Suggested prerequisite 1201
POL 3451W - Politics and Society in the New Europe (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The devastation of Europe through two World Wars put the deadly results of ultra-nationalism on full display. To avoid such destruction again, a group of European technocrats and leaders embarked on a mission of incrementally deepening economic and later, social partnerships between an ever-expanding number of European countries. These efforts culminated in the birth of the European Union in the late 20th Century. From its inception, the Union has found obstacles in the forms of a weak institutional structure and authority, deep skepticism of a central European authority, financial crisis, ethnic anxiety, and resurgent nationalism. Yet, the continuation and strengthening of the Union is seen as the antidote to the rise of anti-democratic and authoritarian tendencies on the continent. Some of the key questions that we will engage in are: What are the ideological and historical roots of the European Union? What are the structural flaws of the Union? What are the obstacles to a stronger Union? Is the Union still or even more essential than ever? What are the ways the Union could collapse from within and from the intervention of outside forces?
POL 3489W - Citizens, Consumers, and Corporations (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Corporations are among the most powerful actors in the global political economy. They employ millions of people, produce a variety of goods, and have massive effects on the ecological and social environments in which they do business. How do ordinary people act in order to hold corporations accountable for the effects that their activities have on communities and individuals? This course focuses on two ways that people have mobilized to counter corporate power--as citizens and as consumers. When people mobilize as citizens, they put pressure on corporations through the political system--e.g. through mass protests, lobbying politicians, and pursuing claims through the courts. When people mobilize as consumers, they use the power of their purchasing decisions to encourage corporations to change their behavior. We will explore these different modes of action through an examination of corporate social responsibility/sweatshops, the industrial food system in the US, and the privatization of life (e.g. genes), water, and war.
POL 4403W - Constitutions, Democracy, and Rights: Comparative Perspectives (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: POL 4403W / POL 5403
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Around the world, fundamental political questions are often debated and decided in constitutional terms, and in the United States, the constitution is invoked at almost every turn to endorse or condemn different policies. Is adhering to constitutional terms the best way to safeguard rights and to achieve a successful democracy? When and how do constitutions matter to political outcomes? This course centers on these questions as it moves from debates over how constitutional drafting processes should be structured and how detailed constitutions should be, to the risks and benefits of different institutional structures (federal v. unitary, and the distribution of powers between the executive, legislature, and judiciary), to which rights (if any) should be constitutionalized and when and why different rights are protected, closing with a discussion of what rules should guide constitutional amendment and rewrite. For each topic, we compare how these issues have been resolved in the U.S. with alternative approaches in a wide variety of other countries around the globe. The goal is not only to expose students to the variety of ways, successful or unsuccessful, that other political communities have addressed these issues, but also to gain a more contextualized and clearer understanding of the pros and cons of the U.S. model, its relevance for other democratic or democratizing countries, whether and how it might be reformed, and, generally speaking, when/how constitutions matter for democratic quality and stability.
POL 4461W - European Government and Politics (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4461W/5461
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
This course will introduce you to three major topics that shape European social and political life today: 1) the struggle over what makes for a national/European identity: how contested national identities matter to European democratic politics and to the new populist movements, and the historical role of Islam in shaping European identities 2) the role of institutions in shaping popular representation and citizen agency; 3) European Union policies: dealing with immigration, the single currency and foreign and security policy especially in regard to Eastern/Central Europe and Russia. Each section will conclude with a comparative class debate, led by students, on the way contested historical interpretations and identities, institutions and policies matter also to US political and civic life. This is a writing intensive course and you will be asked to write a 12-15 page research essay on a European country of your choice. Several assignments, preceded by a writing workshop, will help you complete your final essay. The course will consist of lectures with PPTs, class discussions and group work, and at least one guest lecturer working in a local business connected with Europe. Indeed this course aims at preparing you to live and work in a deeply interconnected world, with special attention to the historical, social, political and economic ties between the US and Europe. Small changes will be made to the syllabus if current events or unexpected class needs require it, but the main themes, most readings and the assignments will remain as indicated in the syllabus. prereq: 1054 or 3051 or non-pol sci grad or instr consent
POL 4478W - Contemporary Politics in Africa and the Colonial Legacy (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 4478W/Afro 5478/Pol 4478W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines how current politics in mainly, though not exclusively, sub-Saharan Africa have been shaped by the pre-colonial and colonial processes. Reality of independence; recurrent political and economic crises, global context and prospects for effective democracy. prereq: 1054 or 3051 or non-pol sci grad or instr consent
POL 4885W - International Conflict and Security (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4885/Pol 5885
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Why do states turn to military force and for what purposes? What are the causes of war and peace? What renders the threat to use force credible? Can intervention in civil wars stall bloodshed and bring stability? How effective is military force compared to other tools of statecraft? How can states cope with the threat posed by would-be terrorists? What is counterinsurgency doctrine? What is the future of military force in global politics? This course addresses these questions—and others. The course is organized loosely into three sections or themes. The first section explores the causes and consequences of interstate war and peace. We will examine whether and how the international system, domestic institutions and politics, ideas and culture, and even human psychology shape the path to war. Along the way, we debate whether war has become obsolete and why great power rivalry might be raising its ugly head once again. Attention is also devoted to the impact of war on economy and politics as well as the relations between armed forces and civilian government. The second section of the class explores the possibilities, limits, and challenges of more limited uses of force—such as the threat of force (coercion), peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention, and terrorism and counterterrorism. A third theme explores the strategic and ethical implications of the use of force and especially of innovation in military technologies—nuclear weapons, cyber, drones. The course is organized around theoretical arguments, historical cases and data, and policy debates. Sessions are deeply interactive, engaged discussion is a must, and the class often divides into smaller groups for more intensive debate. Class time is also devoted to helping students craft an effective final research paper.
PORT 3502W - Global Portuguese: 1900-present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Significant expressions of Brazilian culture, from colonial period to present. Emphasizes 20th/21st centuries. Literature, history, visual/sound culture, architecture. prereq: 3003
SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Scan 3011W/Scan 4011
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/composition in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish for advanced proficiency. Introduction to differences between the three languages. prereq: [Dan or Nor or Swed][1004 or 4004] or instr consent
SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Cultural, social, and political developments; principal views and core values; major cultural figures; Scandinavian mentality. Readings in translation for nonmajors. Invited lectures on central topics within selected areas of study.
SOC 3322W - Social Movements, Protests, and Change (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3322W/Soc 3322W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focusing on the origins, dynamics, and consequences of social movements, this course explores debates about the dilemmas and challenges facing movement organizations, the relationship between social movements and various institutions, and the role of social movements and protest in bringing about change. The course is organized around general theoretical issues concerning why people join movements, why they leave or remain in movements, how movements are organized, the strategies and tactics they use, and their long-term and short-run impact. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
AMES 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
RELS 3415W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
ANSC 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro/AnSc 3203/AgUM 2224
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological/ethical concerns of food production systems in global agriculture: past, present, and future. Underlying ethical positions about how agroecosystems should be configured. Interactive learning using decision cases, discussions, videos, other media.
AGRO 3203W - Environment, Global Food Production, and the Citizen (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro/AnSc 3203/AgUM 2224
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecological/ethical concerns of food production systems in global agriculture: past, present, and future. Underlying ethical positions about how agroecosystems should be configured. Decision cases, discussions, videos, other media.
ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Honors, [soph or above]
ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
RELS 3706W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3015W/ClCv 3015W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production.
SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production. Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. Examples of additional requirements may include: - Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session. - Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour). - Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news or a two-page critique of a class reading - Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2-page maximum reflective paper. - Interview a current sociology/Global Studies graduate student and present briefly in class or write a reflective piece, not more than 2 pages in length, to be submitted to the professor.
HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3401W/HIST 3401V/LAS 3401
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Societies of Americas, Spain, and Portugal before contact. Interactions among Native Americans, African slaves, and Europeans, from colonization through independence. Religion, resistance, labor, gender, race. Primary sources, historical scholarship.
LAS 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3401W/HIST 3401V/LAS 3401
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Societies of Americas, Spain, and Portugal before contact. Interactions among Native Americans, African slaves, and Europeans, from colonization through independence. Religion, resistance, labor, gender, race. Primary sources, historical scholarship.
HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3402W/LAS 3402W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
National and contemporary period 1825 to present, with emphasis on social, cultural, political, and economic change.
LAS 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3402W/LAS 3402W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
National and contemporary period 1825 to present. Social, cultural, political, and economic change.
HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3494W/RelS 3718W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Course examines the history of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought, from the beginnings of Islam in the Qur'an and the Hadith to the recent 2013 book by Reza Aslan, Zealot. The course is based on close reading of primary sources from regions extending from Spain to Iran, and in various languages (in translation): Arabic, Greek, French, Farsi, and Italian. Course demonstrates how much the interpretation of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought belonged to specific historical contexts. prereq: None
RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3494W/RelS 3718W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Course examines the history of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought, from the beginnings of Islam in the Qur'an and the Hadith to the recent 2013 book by Reza Aslan, Zealot. The course is based on close reading of primary sources from regions extending from Spain to Iran, and in various languages (in translation): Arabic, Greek, French, Farsi, and Italian. Course demonstrates how much the interpretation of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought belonged to specific historical contexts.
SOC 4101W - Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 4101V/Soc 4101W/Soc 5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. prereq: [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4101V - Honors: Sociology of Law (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 4101V/Soc 4101W/Soc 5101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will consider the relationship between law and society, analyzing law as an expression of cultural values, a reflection of social and political structure, and an instrument of social control and social change. Emphasizing a comparative perspective, we begin by discussing theories about law and legal institutions. We then turn our attention to the legal process and legal actors, focusing on the impact of law, courts, and lawyers on the rights of individuals. Although this course focuses on the US legal system, we will explore issues of the relationship between US law and global law and concepts of justice. Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Examples of additional requirements may include: - Honors students will be expected to interview a current Sociology graduate student working on a LCD topic. Following this, each student will individually be expected to do an in-class power point presentation explaining how the interviewees? research relates with themes presented in the course. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. - Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session. - Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour). - Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news, or a two-page critique of a class reading - Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2-page maximum reflective paper. prereq: honors student, [[SOC 1001] and [SOC 1101 or 3101 or 3102]] recommended, Sociology majors/minors must register A-F
GLOS 3143 - Living in the Global (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
'Living in the Global' is an interdisciplinary humanities course that examines human life and culture in and under globalization and asks students to consider how their own experiences, identities, and practices are embedded in systems of power. Topics vary, but have included: cultural foundations of social justice, humans and the environment, place, labor and capital, and forced migration. These themes are explored through poetry, novels, feature films, documentaries, visual art, philosophy, and critical theory.
GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
'Globalization' and 'Culture' are both terms that have been defined and understood in a variety of ways and the significance of which continues to be debated to the present, both inside and outside the academy. Globalization has been talked about both as an irresistible historical force, tending toward the creation of an increasingly interconnected, or, as is sometimes claimed, an increasingly homogeneous world, and as a set of processes, the outcome of which remains open-ended and uncertain, as likely to produce new kinds of differences as universal sameness. Culture meanwhile has been variously defined as that which distinguishes humans from other species (and which all humans therefore share) and as that which divides communities of humans from one another on the basis of different beliefs, customs, values etc. This course reflects on some of the possible meanings of both "Globalization" and "Culture" and asks what we can learn by considering them in relation to one another. How do the phenomena associated with globalization, such as increasing flows of people, capital, goods and information across increasing distances challenge our understandings of culture, including the idea that the world is composed of so many discrete and bounded "cultures"? At the same time, does culture and its associated expressive forms, including narrative fiction, poetry and film, furnish us with new possibilities for thinking about globalization? Does global interconnection produce a single, unified world, or multiple worlds? Are the movements of people, goods, ideas and information across distances associated with new developments caused by contemporary globalization, or have they been going on for centuries or even millennia? Might contemporary debates about climate change and environmental crisis compel us to consider these phenomena in new ways? The course addresses these questions as they have been discussed by scholars from a variety of disciplines and as they have been imagined by artists, poets, novelists and filmmakers. In doing so, it considers whether the distinctiveness of present day globalization is to be sought in part in the new forms of imagining and creative expression to which it has given rise.
GLOS 3609 - Novels and Nations (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3609/GWSS 3304
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How do emerging and postcolonial nations enlist fiction in their claims to sovereignty and autonomy? How do the novel's literary techniques and strategies perform a unique brand of political and social critique vis a vis nations and nationalisms? We will focus on novels from a variety of national contexts from the Global North and South to show how literary analysis can be a companion to the social sciences in illuminating the historical and social contexts of the nation-state. In addition, we will consider the function of literature in allowing stateless nations to imagine a shared connection. We will also focus on the inner workings of the novel in order to understand the conventions and mechanisms of the genre and how it interconnects with related forms such as cinema, performance, and the visual arts.
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3003/GloS 3003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary. Field research. Politics of ethnographic knowledge. Marxist/feminist theories of culture. Culture, language, and discourse. Psychological anthropology. Culture/transnational processes.
ANTH 3004 - Great Controversies in Anthropology (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Notable controversies in anthropology: Is human "reason" the same in all cultures? What makes up evidence/truth when we study people? Whose "voices" should be heard? Should anthropologists support contemporary attempts at economic "development"? Is it possible to agree on a set of universal individual or cultural rights? Can we make qualitative judgments about cultures? What civic/political responsibilities does the anthropologist have at home and with the people whom she or he studies? In-class debates.
ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studying language as a social practice, students transcribe and analyze conversation they record themselves, and consider issues of identity and social power in daily talk.
ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What is universal in dreaming/myth, how they vary in different cultures. Influence of dreams on myths. Appearance of folk narratives and cultural symbols in dreams. Relationship between individual and culture. Symbolism, metaphor, metonymy, other tropes common to dreaming/myth. Underlying psychological processes. Papers by anthropologists, case studies, cultural examples.
ANTH 3035 - Anthropologies of Death (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological perspectives on death. Diverse understandings of afterlife, cultural variations in death ritual, secularization of death in modern era, management of death in medicine, cultural shifts/conflicts in what constitutes good or natural death.
ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Body-related practices throughout the world. Readings, documentaries, mass media.
ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course is divided into three parts, each of which has different, but related, purposes. The initial part has general and theoretical goals. First, differences between cultural anthropology and sociology with respect to the study of class difference will be introduced. Secondly, the major theories about hierarchy in pre-state society will be examined. Third, central theories and concepts in the study of stratification in complex societies will be surveyed. In particular, attention will be paid to the relationship between class and individual taste in the work of Pierre Bourdieu. The second part will focus on attitudes about class difference in N. American society. Topics will center on class in everyday life, with special reference to the domains of education, consumption and romantic love. The third part of the course will concern class in nonWestern and/or developing countries, specifically in the Pacific and India. Throughout the course, in addition to readings and lectures, use will be made of representations of class in popular culture, such as magazines and the movies.
ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will explore images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in the movies and in other popular media. It has four aims: l) to introduce the problem of nonWestern peoples in the West from historical points of view, 2) to discuss the relationship between mass media and issue of representation to the marketplace, 3) to introduce the concept of morality in and through collective representations as developed by Durkheim, and 4) to analyze the problem of moral agency in a series of Hollywood and Independent movies which portray nonwestern peoples and cultures. We will watch movies portraying three different groups of cultures, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and the Japanese. In each unit, we will first read important commentary on Western representations of each of these peoples, such as Bernard Smith on Pacific Islanders and Vine Deloria on images of Native Americans and Gina Marchetti on Hollywood?s Japanese.
ANTH 4019 - Symbolic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4019/8211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Pragmatic/structural aspects of social symbolism cross-culturally. Focuses on power, exchange, social boundaries, gender, and rituals of transition/reversal. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or grad student or instr consent
ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice (CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Practical application of theories/methods from social/cultural anthropology. Issues of policy, planning, implementation, and ethics as they relate to applied anthropology. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or 4003 or grad student or instr consent
ANTH 4053 - Economy, Culture, and Critique (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4053/8205
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems of production/distribution, especially in nonindustrial societies. Comparison, history, critique of major theories. Cross-cultural anthropological approach to material life that subsumes market/nonmarket processes.
ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to historically informed anthropology of healing practice. Shift to biologically based medicine in Europe, colonialist dissemination of biomedicine, political/cultural collisions between biomedicine and "ethnomedicines," traffic of healing practices in a transnationalist world.
ARTH 3434 - Art and the Environment (AH, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical development of land, earth, and environmental art since 1968. Artists' engagement with environmental problems. Responses to changing aesthetic, political, biological, economic, agricultural, technological, and climactic conditions from global perspective.
ARTH 3464 - Art Since 1945 (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Broad chronological overview of U.S./international art movements since 1945. Assessment of critical writings by major theoreticians (e.g., Clement Greenberg) associated with those movements. Theoretical perspective of postmodernism.
ARTS 3206W - Art + Ecology (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Art + Ecology explores the history, theory, and contemporary practice of artists engaged with the ecological issues of our time. This seminar offers an introduction to the dynamic and emerging field of Environmental Art, focusing on the ways in which artists use creativity to work across disciplines to address ecological concerns. This course investigates the role contemporary artists play as catalysts in relation to a range of concerns, including environmental justice, mass extinction, climate change, and treatment of "waste" as well as issues of the quality of the air, water, soil, and habitat. This seminar also will introduce the notion of artists as agents of change who build communities of ecologically aware practices around interrelated environmental and social issues. Students will be encouraged to see how their creativity and imagination can contribute to finding solutions to pressing environmental problems.
COMM 3676W - Communicating Terrorism (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Terrorism as an ethical and international problem. Different cultures' historical trajectories for terrorism. Contrasts between Algerian, Irish, and Arab terrorism.
COMM 3681W - Rhetorical Fictions and 20th Century Conflicts (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of selected 20th-century documentary novels. Nature of artistic truth in relation to historical truth. Cross-cultural comparisons of responses to impact of Anglo-American policies.
COMM 4235 - Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities--A World View
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Representation and involvement of various ethnic groups (e.g., African-Americans, Native Americans in United States and Canada, Maori, Turks in Europe) in radio, TV, cable, Internet. Roles of government, industry, public organizations, and minority groups in regulating, managing, and financing ethnic media activities.
COMM 4404W - Language Borderlands (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effect of multilingualism on self identity/sense of community. Subjective/social dimensions of being multilingual. Experience of language loss.
CSCL 3005 - Seminar in Critical Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of concepts and problems foundational to the practice of critique. Focus on paradigmatic concerns and shifts underpinning humanistic inquiry, from the past to the present, such as representation, narrative, ideology, subjectivity, power and violence, and transformation. Groundwork for understanding the European critical tradition and key challenges from non-European sources.
CSCL 3130W - Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Theory: 1700 to the Present (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Readings in colonial/postcolonial literatures/theory from at least two world regions: Africa, the Americas, the Arab world, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. Cultural/psychological dynamics and political economy of world under empire, decolonization, pre- vs. post-coloniality, globalization.
CSCL 3352W - Queer Aesthetics & Queer Critique (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Is there such a thing as global queer aesthetic? If so, how do various modes of representation and expression (novels, poetry, and sophisticated uses of language across film, television and video, digital media, pop music and punk) elaborate and enact queerness in particular material ways while also helping to create a larger, intermedial queer culture?
CSCL 3425W - Theories of Culture (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of three prevalent theoretical perspectives on culture -- philosophical, anthropological, and aesthetic -- as they converge in the work of writers who have contributed to our contemporary conception of cultural diversity.
DNCE 3487W - Dance and Citizenship: Land, Migration, and Diaspora (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dance/performance as practiced/transformed by minority groups in the United States. Migration as a global phenomenon, particularly pertaining to land disputes, labor distribution, political asylum, refugee, and dislocation.
ENGL 3026 - Mediterranean Wanderings: Literature and History on the Borders of Three Continents (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Situated between three continents and at the intersection of numerous ethnic and national cultures, the Mediterranean is like no other place on earth. A place of diverse languages, religions, economies, governments, and ways of daily life, it serves as a microcosm for the world itself imagined as an integrated global system. This course explores the history of the Mediterranean with particular emphasis on the literatures it has produced over the last three millennia. As the protagonists of these epic poems, religious texts, and novels travel from one shore to another, they experience the Mediterranean as a place of violence, cultural accommodation, hope, ethnic and linguistic bewilderment, and endless moral challenge. This course will place as much emphasis on the region's history as its cultural productions. With that in mind, reading may include David Abulafia's The Great Sea in addition to The Odyssey, The Aeneid, the biblical books of Joshua and Acts, Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata (an epic set during the first crusade), Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Antony and Cleopatra, Flaubert's Salammbo, Akli Tadjer's Les ANI du Tassali, A.b. Yehoshua's Mr. Mani, and Pamuk's The White Castle.
ENGL 3505 - Protest Literature and Community Action (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course combines academic analysis and experiential learning to understand, in both theory and practice, different perspectives on the power of "protest" in civic life. We will read a selection from the vast genre of progressive protest literature (pamphlets, poems, polemics, lists of demands, teaching philosophies, organizing principles, cultural histories, newsletter articles, movement chronicles, and excerpts from novels and biographies) from four key social-justice movements: the American Indian Movement, the Black Power movement, the post-Great Recession struggle for economic power, and the battle for immigrant rights. We'll also learn about this experientially as we roll up our sleeves and get involved in local community-based education initiatives and local social-justice organizations through our service-learning. Students receive initial training from CLA Career Services, The Center for Community-Engaged Learning, the Minnesota Literacy Council, as well as orientations at community sites.
ENGL 3506 - Social Movements & Community Education (CIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this course, we'll examine four progressive social movements. After beginning with a foundational civil rights movement example, we will learn about the anti-racist feminism branch of the women's movement, often referred to as "third-wave feminism." We'll also study the Occupy movement that arose in response to the Great Recession (the financial crisis beginning in 2008). Then we'll take a look at two social movements that, while by no means underground, tend to fly below the radar: the prison abolition movement and the fight for public schools. While all of these social movements have different emphases, they also overlap quite a bit in their systemic analysis of society and their strategies for action. As activist, organizer, and trainer Rinku Sen observes, "the history of community organizing and social movements is replete with tactics learned in one movement being applied to another." As we study these social movements, community organizing will be of particular interest to us. How do the groups, collectives, nonprofits, and communities propelling these different social movements organize themselves, their leadership, their strategies, and their activities? How do they make decisions? What do meetings and planning processes look like? What do they do when they disagree? How do they recruit and mobilize? How do they communicate with and confront the general public, elected officials, and the more powerful elements of the ruling class? How do they talk about the work they're doing? How do they develop a vision of the world they'd like to live in while still inhabiting the present one, with all its flaws and injustices? We'll also examine the role of education in organizations working for social change. Whether through trainings, "political education," reading groups, or small group activities associated with popular education, many of the social-movement groups we'll study have developed educational strategies and curricula. Hands-On Learning through Community Education: As we study these social movements and their approaches to organizing and educating in the comfortable confines of our university classroom, we'll also learn about them experientially through our service-learning. That is, we'll work 2 hours per week at local education initiatives in K-12 schools, adult programs, and social-justice organizations in the non-profit and grassroots sectors, comprising a total of 24 hours by the end of the semester. This hands-on learning will strengthen our academic grasp of social movements, organizational dynamics, and teaching and community organizing by providing us with grounded perspectives. More broadly, we'll get a feel for what it's like to get involved as citizens, activists, teachers, and learners attempting to build cross-organizational coalitions. And we'll share what we learn with each other. Representatives from the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (the U's service-learning office) and various community organizations will attend our second class session to tell you about their respective sites and how you can get involved. For our third class session, you will rank the top three community sites you'd like to work at. You will then be "matched" with a community organization, and your community education work will begin as soon as this matching process is complete. (We try to honor students' first and second choices, while also making sure that you also have some fellow classmates at your site.) To help prepare you, at a time convenient for you, you will also attend a training session facilitated by the Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) or the Center for Community-Engaged Learning-- details will be provided in class.
GCC 3025 - Seeking the Good Life at the End of the World: Sustainability in the 21st Century (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
What does it mean to live "the good life" in a time of rapid climate changes, mass extinction of plant and animal species, and the increasing pollution of our oceans, atmosphere, and soils? Is it possible to live sustainably, as individuals and societies, in what scientists are calling the Anthropocene, or this new epoch of human influence over the planet? Will sustainability require that we sacrifice the gains humanity has made in our quality of life? Or can we find a way to create a good Anthropocene? This course will attempt to answer these questions in four ways: 1. By providing an overview of sustainability science, both what it says about about human and natural systems and how it comes to make these claims 2. By examining various conceptions of the good life, both individual and social, and how they intersect with the findings of sustainability science 3. By exploring the conflicts that exist within and between differing visions of sustainability and the good life through case studies in energy, water, and food 4. By pursuing collaborative research projects that will help students apply their knowledge and skills to current problems in sustainability studies We will read widely in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to understand a range of historical and contemporary perspectives on these questions, and in doing so we will put abstract ethical principles into conversation with a diversity of specific cultures and environments. By the end of the course, students will have examined their own assumptions about personal and professional happiness, considered how these align with and diverge from societal visions and values, and explored innovative solutions to help sustain our productive economy and our planet. This is a Grand Challenge Curriculum course.
GEOG 3373 - Changing Form of the City (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Urban origins, ancient cultures/cities, the medieval city, rediscovery of planning, colonial cities. Industrialization and urban expansion. Speculative cities, utopian cities, planning triumphs/disasters. Cities as reflections of society, culture, the past.
GEOG 3377 - Music in the City (DSJ, AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geographical conceptions of place, space, embodiment, identity. Case studies of music.
GEOG 3388 - Going Places: Geographies of Travel and Tourism (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Global flows of tourism from perspective of debates about consumption, development, identity, and the environment. Close reading, field trips, discussion of films, research paper.
GLOS 3143 - Living in the Global (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
'Living in the Global' is an interdisciplinary humanities course that examines human life and culture in and under globalization and asks students to consider how their own experiences, identities, and practices are embedded in systems of power. Topics vary, but have included: cultural foundations of social justice, humans and the environment, place, labor and capital, and forced migration. These themes are explored through poetry, novels, feature films, documentaries, visual art, philosophy, and critical theory.
GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
'Globalization' and 'Culture' are both terms that have been defined and understood in a variety of ways and the significance of which continues to be debated to the present, both inside and outside the academy. Globalization has been talked about both as an irresistible historical force, tending toward the creation of an increasingly interconnected, or, as is sometimes claimed, an increasingly homogeneous world, and as a set of processes, the outcome of which remains open-ended and uncertain, as likely to produce new kinds of differences as universal sameness. Culture meanwhile has been variously defined as that which distinguishes humans from other species (and which all humans therefore share) and as that which divides communities of humans from one another on the basis of different beliefs, customs, values etc. This course reflects on some of the possible meanings of both "Globalization" and "Culture" and asks what we can learn by considering them in relation to one another. How do the phenomena associated with globalization, such as increasing flows of people, capital, goods and information across increasing distances challenge our understandings of culture, including the idea that the world is composed of so many discrete and bounded "cultures"? At the same time, does culture and its associated expressive forms, including narrative fiction, poetry and film, furnish us with new possibilities for thinking about globalization? Does global interconnection produce a single, unified world, or multiple worlds? Are the movements of people, goods, ideas and information across distances associated with new developments caused by contemporary globalization, or have they been going on for centuries or even millennia? Might contemporary debates about climate change and environmental crisis compel us to consider these phenomena in new ways? The course addresses these questions as they have been discussed by scholars from a variety of disciplines and as they have been imagined by artists, poets, novelists and filmmakers. In doing so, it considers whether the distinctiveness of present day globalization is to be sought in part in the new forms of imagining and creative expression to which it has given rise.
GLOS 3609 - Novels and Nations (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3609/GWSS 3304
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How do emerging and postcolonial nations enlist fiction in their claims to sovereignty and autonomy? How do the novel's literary techniques and strategies perform a unique brand of political and social critique vis a vis nations and nationalisms? We will focus on novels from a variety of national contexts from the Global North and South to show how literary analysis can be a companion to the social sciences in illuminating the historical and social contexts of the nation-state. In addition, we will consider the function of literature in allowing stateless nations to imagine a shared connection. We will also focus on the inner workings of the novel in order to understand the conventions and mechanisms of the genre and how it interconnects with related forms such as cinema, performance, and the visual arts.
GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Similarities/differences in women's experiences throughout world, from cross-cultural/historical perspective. Uses range of reading materials/media (feminist scholarship, fiction, film, news media, oral history, autobiography).
HIST 3411W - The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present (HIS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 1411W/Hist 3411W
Typically offered: Every Fall
How family life has played and continues to play a major role in world history. Lectures, labs, assignments. prereq: Jr or sr or at least 60 cr
HIST 3412 - Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful Game (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How did a kicking game played in a few English schools in the mid-nineteenth century go on to become the most popular organized pastime the world has ever known? In this class, we chart soccer's unlikely rise to global prominence and explore what it can tell us about people, games, and ethics all around the world today.
HIST 3416 - Imperialism and its Critics: Ethical Issues, Literary Representations (LITR, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Significant episodes of several imperial nations to underscore themes of ethics/literature.
HIST 3417W - Food in History (HIS, ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Significance of food in society, from earliest times to present. Why we eat what we eat. How foods have been "globalized." Dietary effects of industrial modernity. Material culture, social beliefs. Examples from around world.
HIST 3418 - Drink in History (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Significance of alcohol and stimulating beverages. Interdisciplinary study of alcohol/prohibition regimes throughout history.
JOUR 3552 - Technology, Communication & Global Society (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines the various ways in which technology continues to evolve, and to have a role in ongoing societal changes. The course focuses on unpacking the specific ways in which technology are evolving, and connecting those changes to impacts on communication and media A variety of theories or perspectives relevant or related to technology use and global communication will be considered to help make sense of the interplay between the technology use and societies in a global setting. The course is divided into three main parts: first, understanding of the specifics of relevant technology; second, connecting the technical features to theoretical views of technology; third, examining global patterns of technology use in media and communication. The readings and discussions place special emphasis on specific forms of technology, including mobile phones, Web, and social media. Grounded in a global context, we will investigate the political, cultural, social, technological, and economic conditions that shape and are shaped by the presence of the Internet at the national and cross-national levels; the effects of technology use on the form and content of mass communication at the global level; and the implications of technology use for human and social relations across national borders.
JOUR 4801 - Global Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How does communication affect international affairs? That's literally a question of war and peace, and this class guides you through the big theories and the real life stories of how news, information and entertainment travels around the world. Analyze the role of communication in globalization, addressing possible interpretations ranging from cultural imperialism to democratic development. Examine how different media cover foreign countries. What does it take to cover the world, historically and at a time of unprecedented challenges for professional journalism? What are the practices that have made international news what it is for the last century? Through theory and case studies from journalists and diplomats, examine the possible effects of international communication on international relations and policy making.
LING 3101W - Languages of the World (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of language families of the world. Classifying languages genetically/typologically. Historical relationships among languages. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
PA 3481 - Cedar Riverside: Where The World Meets MN
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The Cedar Riverside Neighborhood; Where the World Meets Minnesota is an immersion course in our Cedar Riverside neighborhood that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad. The course encourages civic engagement and will provide opportunity to learn and work in the Cedar Riverside community while examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity and social change. Students will participate in class-based discussion seminars, neighborhood excursions and community work. Throughout the immersion experience, students are challenged to question, think, and respond thoughtfully to current issues facing the Cedar-Riverside community and cultivate leadership skills. Students can expect to gain new frameworks for understanding leadership and civic engagement in a domestic cultural context, deepened skill in identifying complex problems, strategic questioning, reflection and meaning making, as well as consciousness of relationship between self, world and text/theory.
PHIL 3231 - Philosophy and Language
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Philosophical issues concerning the nature and use of human language.
POL 3272 - What Makes Political Community? (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
If politics classically is the exercise of power by rulers over the ruled, how have different communities, traditions, and contexts sought to organize this power and render it just? What are the lessons to be learned from looking to past experiences with political communities ranging in size from the face-to-face polis to the far-flung reaches of empire? How does the ?discovery? of other societies disorient our usual frames of reference for thinking about political community? What different frames might we use? What should we make of problems that seem to exceed the capacity of existing institutions to manage, such as mass violence and total war? The aim of this course is to examine exemplary moments that consider the radical conflict of interpretations that can arise when different cultures come into contact with one another (whether through trade, war, intellectual exchange, or the like), and how these exchanges transform the scale of political community (local, regional, global, universal). Here, we are concerned with large-scale upheaval, processes that are more than simply difficult political problems, but in fact transform the very institutions, relationships, and concepts through which we come to understand what political community is and can be. The substantive focus of the course varies according to instructor, and may include: Colonial Encounters; the Black Atlantic; Revolutionary Moments; Colonialism and the Post-colony.
POL 4267 - Imperialism and Modern Political Thought (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How has political theory been shaped by imperialism? We will investigate this question through a study of such key thinkers as Kant, Mill, Marx, Lenin, Césaire, Fanon, and Gandhi, reading them through the lens of empire. Our goal is to analyze how such thinkers reflected upon, problematized and, at times, justified forms of Western imperialism. We will look at their explicit reflections on empire, as well as more tangential or ostensibly separate themes that may have only been shaped by the imperial context in indirect ways. Finally, we will reflect upon our contemporary location as readers and agents situated in the wake of these political and intellectual developments, analyzed through the question of what it means to engage in anti-colonial, decolonial, and/or postcolonial critique. This course will combine lectures by the professor with student-led seminar discussion.
ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3009/Anth 8009/Hist 3066
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia, and early Greece and Rome.
HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3009/Anth 8009/Hist 3066
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world, including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia and early Greece and Rome.
ANTH 3015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music (SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3015W/Anth 5015W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Language is the most human form of behavior, and the investigation of the ways language and culture interact is one of the most important aspects of the study of human beings. The most fascinating problem in this study is how language itself may have evolved as the result of the interaction between biological and cultural development of the human species. In this course we will consider the development of the brain, the relationship between early hominins, including Neanderthals and Modern Humans, and such questions as the role of gossip and music in the development of language.
ANTH 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music (SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3015W/Anth 5015W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Language is the most human form of behavior, and the investigation of the ways language and culture interact is one of the most important aspects of the study of human beings. The most fascinating problem in this study is how language itself may have evolved as the result of the interaction between biological and cultural development of the human species. In this course we will consider the development of the brain, the relationship between early hominins, including Neanderthals and Modern Humans, and such questions as the role of gossip and music in the development of language.
ANTH 3047W - Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3047W/GWSS 3047W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course explores the concepts of "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" through the scholarship of feminist anthropology, queer anthropology, and their antecedents. Students will read ethnographies that grapple with the contingent and shifting formations of these social constructions - when they emerge, disentangle, re-entangle, submerge, etc. The course will highlight the roles of imperialism, (settler) colonialism, capitalism, racism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and other forms of social power in shaping these formations as well at the social categories - "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" - themselves.
GWSS 3047W - Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Sexuality (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3047W/GWSS 3047W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course explores the concepts of "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" through the scholarship of feminist anthropology, queer anthropology, and their antecedents. Students will read ethnographies that grapple with the contingent and shifting formations of these social constructions - when they emerge, disentangle, re-entangle, submerge, etc. The course will highlight the roles of imperialism, (settler) colonialism, capitalism, racism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and other forms of social power in shaping these formations as well at the social categories - "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" - themselves.
ANTH 3145W - Urban Anthropology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3145W/Anth 5045W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This class explores anthropological approaches to urban life. On one hand, the course examines the ontological nature of the city by looking into the relation between cities and their environment, and asking whether and how people differentiated "urban" and "non-urban" spaces. It uncovers the social practices and behaviors that define urban life; urban-rural distinctions; the material and ecological processes that constitute cities; and popular representations of city and/or countryside. On the other hand, the course investigates the spatial and social divisions of the city, seeking to understand the historical struggles and ongoing processes that both draw together and differentiate the people of an urban environment. It studies how cities influence decision-making, contributing to the uneven distribution of power and resources. It considers: industrialization; urban class conflict; gendered and racialized spaces; and suburbanization. Both of these approaches will also critically consider the city as a social object that we encounter and learn about through our engagement with kinds of media, such as novels and film. Hence, reading for the class will include literature from the social sciences and humanities, as well as critical works of fiction. Students will engege with these broader anthropological issues through an investigation of several global cities, especially Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Paris, Mexico City, Brasilia, and New Delhi. The class mixes lecture, discussion, and guided research. Lectures will introduce the history of urbanism and urban anthropology. Discussions will critically examine the readings, and offer insights and examples to better understand them. By participating in a guided research project, students will uncover hidden aspects of their own city, using ethnography or archaeology to shed light on the urban environment, social struggles over space, or other themes.
ANTH 5045W - Urban Anthropology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3145W/Anth 5045W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This class explores anthropological approaches to urban life. On one hand, the course examines the ontological nature of the city by looking into the relation between cities and their environment, and asking whether and how people differentiate "urban" and 'non-urban" spaces. It uncovers the social practices and behaviors that define urban life; urban-rural distinctions; the material and ecological processes that constitute cities; and popular representations of city and/or countryside. On the other hand, the course investigates the spatial and social divisions of the city, seeking to understand the historical struggles and ongoing processes that both draw together and differentiate the people of an urban environment. It studies how cities influence political decision-making, contributing to the uneven distribution of power and resources. It considers: industrialization; urban class conflict; gendered and racialized spaces; and suburbanization. Both of these approaches will also critically consider the city as a social object that we encounter and learn about through our engagement with kinds of media, such as novels and film. Hence, reading for the class will include literature from the social sciences and humanities, as well as critical works of fiction. Students will engage with these broader anthropological issues through an investigation of several global cities, especially Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Paris, Mexico City, Brasilia, and New Delhi. The class mixes lecture, discussion, and guided research. Lectures will introduce the history of urbanism and urban anthropology. Discussions will critically evaluate the readings, and offer insights and examples to better understand them. By participating in a guided research project, students will uncover hidden aspects of their own city, using ethnography or archaeology to shed light on the urban environment, social struggles over space, or other themes.
ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4049/RelS 4049
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or instr consent
RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4049/RelS 4049
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: ANTH 1003 or ANTH 1005 or instr consent
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch 3711W/Arch 3711V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Honors, [soph or above]
CSCL 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3211/SCMC 3211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores Global and Transnational Cinemas as alternative traditions to the dominant Hollywood-centered accounts of film history. Students will grapple with the historical, social, and political motivations of cinematic projects that critique traditions of national cinema, or that resist the hegemonic force of neocolonial cultural centers. Italian Neo-realism and the French New Wave will be examined as movements that challenge politics and mass culture. Third Cinema in Latin America and pan-African cinematic movements will be examined through their struggles with both colonialism and the rise of post-colonial dictatorships. Indian and Japanese cinemas of the 50s & 60s will mark out new possibilities of filmmaking and distribution. Finally, counter-hegemonic and experimental movements in U.S.-based film, such as the L.A. Rebellion and Fluxus, will allow students to understand how opposition to Hollywood style could exist within the very centers of cultural power while also reaching out to larger global communities.
SCMC 3211 - Global and Transnational Cinemas (GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSCL 3211/SCMC 3211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores Global and Transnational Cinemas as alternative traditions to the dominant Hollywood-centered accounts of film history. Students will grapple with the historical, social, and political motivations of cinematic projects that critique traditions of national cinema, or that resist the hegemonic force of neocolonial cultural centers. Italian Neo-realism and the French New Wave will be examined as movements that challenge politics and mass culture. Third Cinema in Latin America and pan-African cinematic movements will be examined through their struggles with both colonialism and the rise of post-colonial dictatorships. Indian and Japanese cinemas of the 50s & 60s will mark out new possibilities of filmmaking and distribution. Finally, counter-hegemonic and experimental movements in U.S.-based film, such as the L.A. Rebellion and Fluxus, will allow students to understand how opposition to Hollywood style could exist within the very centers of cultural power while also reaching out to larger global communities.
GCC 3013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GCC 3013/GCC 5013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The overarching theme of the course is the role of artistic/humanistic ways of knowing as tools for making sense and meaning in the face of "grand challenges." Our culture tends to privilege science, and to isolate it from the "purposive" disciplines--arts and humanities--that help humanity ask and answer difficult questions about what should be done about our grand challenges. In this course, we will examine climate change science, with a particular focus on how climate change is expected to affect key ecological systems such as forests and farms and resources for vital biodiversity such as pollinators. We will study the work of artists who have responded to climate change science through their artistic practice to make sense and meaning of climate change. Finally, students create collaborative public art projects that will become part of local community festivals/events late in the semester.
GCC 5013 - Making Sense of Climate Change - Science, Art, and Agency (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GCC 3013/GCC 5013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The overarching theme of the course is the role of artistic/humanistic ways of knowing as tools for making sense and meaning in the face of "grand challenges." Our culture tends to privilege science, and to isolate it from the "purposive" disciplines--arts and humanities--that help humanity ask and answer difficult questions about what should be done about our grand challenges. In this course, we will examine climate change science, with a particular focus on how climate change is expected to affect key ecological systems such as forests and farms and resources for vital biodiversity such as pollinators. We will study the work of artists who have responded to climate change science through their artistic practice to make sense and meaning of climate change. Finally, students create collaborative public art projects that will become part of local community festivals/events late in the semester. This is a Grand Challenge Curriculum course.
GCC 3015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability - Greening Technologies and Lives (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GCC 3015/GCC 5015
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How can we build a sustainable society? From designing cities and technologies that use green energy, to health care and agriculture that can sustain billions, the sustainability challenges that face us today are immense. The field of biomimicry seeks solutions to such problems by looking to the diverse ways in which organisms have adapted to varied and sometimes extreme environments. With over 1.3 million described species (and likely over 8 million in existence), chances are a species out there has evolved some solution to a particular problem. But how do we go about figuring out which species this might be? And which trait holds the adaptation in which we are interested? What might be some limitations associated with copying this adaptation--how might we build on it instead? This course teaches bio-inspired approaches to sustainability solutions. Throughout the course, students work in teams of complementary expertise to identify a sustainability problem, research a relevant biological system, and build a prototype bio-inspired solution to their focal problem. This is a Grand Challenge Curriculum course.
GCC 5015 - Bioinspired Approaches to Sustainability: Greening Technologies and Lives (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GCC 3015/GCC 5015
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How can we build a sustainable society? From designing cities and technologies that use green energy, to health care and agriculture that can sustain billions, the sustainability challenges that face us today are immense. The field of biomimicry seeks solutions to such problems by looking to the diverse ways in which organisms have adapted to varied and sometimes extreme environments. With over 1.3 million described species (and likely over 8 million in existence), chances are a species out there has evolved some solution to a particular problem. But how do we go about figuring out which species this might be? And which trait holds the adaptation in which we are interested? What might be some limitations associated with copying this adaptation ? how might we build on it instead? This course teaches bioinspired approaches to sustainability solutions. Throughout the course, students work in teams of complementary expertise to identify a sustainability problem, research a relevant biological system, and build a prototype bio-inspired solution to their focal problem. This is a Grand Challenge Curriculum course.
GEOG 3374W - The City in Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide including social and cultural conflict, political and economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, and population and development issues (especially as they affect women and children).
GEOG 5374 - The City in Film
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3374W/3374V/5374W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cinematic portrayal of changes in 20th-century cities worldwide. Social/cultural conflict, political/economic processes, changing gender relationships, rural versus urban areas, population/development issues (especially as they affect women/children). Meets concurrently with 3374. Additional weekly meeting discusses films, readings. Project on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. prereq: grad student or instr consent
GLOS 3152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3152W/Th 3152W/Th 5152W/
Typically offered: Every Spring
What does it mean to be an avant-garde artist in the Global South? In postcolonial Africa and Asia, where arts were linked to national modernization projects, artists have played a key role in shaping citizens' identity, alongside schools and universities. While participating in modernizing projects, avant-garde artists maintained independence from state institutions and voiced criticism of dictators. This course examines avant-garde performance in several locations of the Global South, analyzing dramas of national history, modernist music, activist theater, cosmopolitan dance, transnational cultural circuits, and politically radical performances. Reading historical, social, and performance studies, we will develop methods for analyzing performances that aim to make transformative social interventions. These include textual analysis, ethnography, performance analysis, and tracking transnational cultural exchange. You will apply select methods in your final research paper, which centers on an avant gardist cultural phenomenon in the contemporary Global South.
GLOS 5152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3152W/Th 3152W/Th 5152W/
Typically offered: Every Spring
What does it mean to be an avant-garde artist in the Global South? In postcolonial Africa and Asia, where arts were linked to national modernization projects, artists have played a key role in shaping citizens' identity, alongside schools and universities. While participating in modernizing projects, avant-garde artists maintained independence from state institutions and voiced criticism of dictators. This course examines avant-garde performance in several locations of the Global South, analyzing dramas of national history, modernist music, activist theater, cosmopolitan dance, transnational cultural circuits, and politically radical performances. Reading historical, social, and performance studies, we will develop methods for analyzing performances that aim to make transformative social interventions. These include textual analysis, ethnography, performance analysis, and tracking transnational cultural exchange. You will apply select methods in your final research paper, which centers on an avant gardist cultural phenomenon in the contemporary Global South.
TH 3152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3152W/Th 3152W/Th 5152W/
Typically offered: Every Spring
What does it mean to be an avant-garde artist in the Global South? In postcolonial Africa and Asia, where arts were linked to national modernization projects, artists have played a key role in shaping citizens? identity, alongside schools and universities. While participating in modernizing projects, avant-garde artists maintained independence from state institutions and voiced criticism of dictators. This course examines avant-garde performance in several locations of the Global South, analyzing dramas of national history, modernist music, activist theater, cosmopolitan dance, transnational cultural circuits, and politically radical performances. Reading historical, social, and performance studies, we will develop methods for analyzing performances that aim to make transformative social interventions. These include textual analysis, ethnography, performance analysis, and tracking transnational cultural exchange. You will apply select methods in your final research paper, which centers on an avant-gardist cultural phenomenon in the contemporary Global South.
TH 5152W - Global Avant-Gardes: Theatre, Music, Modernity (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3152W/Th 3152W/Th 5152W/
Typically offered: Every Spring
What does it mean to be an avant-garde artist in the Global South? In postcolonial Africa and Asia, where arts were linked to national modernization projects, artists have played a key role in shaping citizens? identity, alongside schools and universities. While participating in modernizing projects, avant-garde artists maintained independence from state institutions and voiced criticism of dictators. This course examines avant-garde performance in several locations of the Global South, analyzing dramas of national history, modernist music, activist theater, cosmopolitan dance, transnational cultural circuits, and politically radical performances. Reading historical, social, and performance studies, we will develop methods for analyzing performances that aim to make transformative social interventions. These include textual analysis, ethnography, performance analysis, and tracking transnational cultural exchange. You will apply select methods in your final research paper, which centers on an avant-gardist cultural phenomenon in the contemporary Global South.
GLOS 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4315/Soc 5315/JwSt 4315/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
GLOS 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4315/Soc 5315/JwSt 4315/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
JWST 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4315/Soc 5315/JwSt 4315/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
SOC 4315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4315/Soc 5315/JwSt 4315/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
SOC 5315 - Never Again! Memory & Politics after Genocide (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4315/Soc 5315/JwSt 4315/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course focuses on the social repercussions and political consequences of large-scale political violence, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Students learn how communities and states balance the demands for justice and memory with the need for peace and reconciliation and addresses cases from around the globe and different historical settings. prereq: SOC 1001 or 1011V recommended, A-F required for Majors/Minors.
GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GLBT 3404/GWSS 3404
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Lesbian/gay lives throughout world. Culturally-specific/transcultural aspects of lesbian/gay identity formation, political struggles, community involvement, and global networking. Lesbian/gay life in areas other than Europe and the United States.
GLBT 3404 - Transnational Sexualities (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GLBT 3404/GWSS 3404
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Lesbian/gay lives throughout world. Culturally-specific/transcultural aspects of lesbian/gay identity formation, political struggles, community involvement, and global networking. Lesbian/gay life in areas other than Europe and the United States.
GWSS 3505W - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GWSS 3505W/GWSS 3505V
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A critical engagement with what constitutes "girlhood" and "resistance" through comparative analyses of girls' resistance and activism across North America.
GWSS 3505V - Girls, Girlhood, and Resistance (WI)
Credits: 0.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GWSS 3505W/GWSS 3505V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A critical engagement with what constitutes "girlhood" and "resistance" through comparative analyses of girls' resistance and activism across North America.
GWSS 4415 - Transnational Body Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GLBT 4415/GWSS 4415
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Our bodies are always already modified. How we shape our bodies can express our deepest feelings about who we are. Body modification can also represent cultural and subcultural identifications or expectations based on gender, race, class, and sexuality. But what we do with our bodies is never separate from the politics of cultural difference and fluctuating ideas of what is acceptable or unacceptable, civilized or uncivilized. These ideas are historically and culturally specific. This course looks at body modification on a transnational scale to ask how we come to know what differentiates "mutilation" from "correction." We ask how feminist, queer, and critical race theories illuminate these debates, reading across historical, anthropological, medical and literary texts. Weekly topics include gender, race and cosmetic surgery; skin whitening technologies; transnational gender reassignment; surgical tourism; female genital cutting; piercing, tattooing and scarification; the cultural politics of hair; and body modification in the context of transnational feminized labor.
GLBT 4415 - Transnational Body Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GLBT 4415/GWSS 4415
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Our bodies are always already modified. How we shape our bodies can express our deepest feelings about who we are. Body modification can also represent cultural and subcultural identifications or expectations based on gender, race, class, and sexuality. But what we do with our bodies is never separate from the politics of cultural difference and fluctuating ideas of what is acceptable or unacceptable, civilized or uncivilized. These ideas are historically and culturally specific. This course looks at body modification on a transnational scale to ask how we come to know what differentiates "mutilation" from "correction." We ask how feminist, queer and critical race theories illuminate these debates, reading across historical, anthropological, medical, and literary texts. Weekly topics include gender, race, and cosmetic surgery; skin whitening technologies; transnational gender reassignment; surgical tourism; female genital cutting; piercing, tattooing and scarification; the cultural politics of hair; and body modification in the context of transnational feminized labor.
GLOS 3707 - Disposable People?: Surplus Value, Surplus Humanity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
How do economic and social arrangements generate marginalized populations that are considered "surplus"? What is distinctive about "surplus populations" in the present global age? Have certain segments of humanity -- remaindered lives as it were -- become "disposable" within the existing order of things? In what ways does capitalism's drive for productivity and profit contribute to the rise of superfluous populations? How do states "manage" surplus populations? Who is considered "deserving" and who is not? What kinds of political and ethical questions does the existence "surplus humanity" force us to confront? Our course will address these urgent issues, and others beside by bringing together theoretical and empirical writings on the themes of work, precarity, automation, race, poverty, law, social movements, rights, and politics. Class sessions will be a combination of lectures, student-led discussions, debates, and analysis of audio-visual materials.
GLOS 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3215/Soc 3215
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Far-reaching transformations of the global economy over the last seventy years in the realms of labor, consumption and the environment. The movement away from regulated national economies to a more fully integrated global economy; changing patterns and organization of production, employment, consumption, and waste disposal; rise of supercapitalism: a new culture of market rule over society and nature.
SOC 3215 - Supercapitalism: Labor, Consumption & the Environment in the New Global Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3215/Soc 3215
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Far-reaching transformations of the global economy over the last seventy years in the realms of labor, consumption and the environment. The movement away from regulated national economies to a more fully integrated global economy; changing patterns and organization of production, employment, consumption, and waste disposal; rise of supercapitalism: a new culture of market rule over society and nature.
GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3415W/ Soc 3417W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will introduce students to some of the world's most powerful global institutions -- such as the World Bank (IBRD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations, and affiliated agencies such as UNHCR (for refugee support). We will follow their efforts to promote a style of global development practices -- large-scale capital lending and global expertise building -- that has crystallized into a common understanding of how global north-south dynamics should progress. Cases pursued in class may include their lending and debt policies, dam building and energy projects, climate resilience and water loans, and the ways they mediate free trade agreements among competing countries. We will also hear from the multitude of voices, theories, and practices that offer alternative visions as to how peoples strive to produce a more just, socially equitable, and climate-safe world. We will use books, articles, films, in-class debates, case study exploration, small-group projects, and guest speakers to create a lively discussion-based classroom environment.
SOC 3417W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3415W/ Soc 3417W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will introduce students to some of the world's most powerful global institutions -- such as the World Bank (IBRD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations, and affiliated agencies such as UNHCR (for refugee support). We will follow their efforts to promote a style of global development practices -- large-scale capital lending and global expertise building -- that has crystallized into a common understanding of how global north-south dynamics should progress. Cases pursued in class may include their lending and debt policies, dam building and energy projects, climate resilience and water loans, and the ways they mediate free trade agreements among competing countries. We will also hear from the multitude of voices, theories, and practices that offer alternative visions as to how people strive to produce a more just, socially equitable, and climate-safe world. We will use books, articles, films, in-class debates, case study exploration, small-group projects, and guest speakers to create a lively discussion-based classroom environment.
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production.
GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production. Additional special assignments will be discussed with honors participants who seek to earn honors credit toward the end of our first class session. Students will also be expected to meet as a group and individually with the professor four times during the course semester. Examples of additional requirements may include: - Sign up and prepare 3-4 discussion questions in advance of at least one class session. - Work with professor and TA on other small leadership tasks (class discussion, paper exchange, tour). - Write two brief (1-page) reflection papers on current news or a two-page critique of a class reading - Attend a presentation, workshop, or seminar on a related topic for this class and write a 2-page maximum reflective paper. - Interview a current Sociology/Global Studies graduate student and present briefly in class or write a reflective piece, not more than 2 pages in length, to be submitted to the Professor.