Global Studies

http://intldept.uoregon.edu

Kathie Carpenter, Department Head
541-346-5051
175 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
5206 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5206

The Department of Global Studies (formerly the Department of International Studies) offers bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS), and master of arts (MA) degrees in global studies and minors in global studies and global health. The programs are tailored to give students the theoretical tools to make sense of the fast-changing global arena; ensure the practical application of their research; immerse them in the language, history, and culture of a major world region; ensure they live, study, conduct research, or hold an internship that enhances their intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills; and help them develop a professional concentration area suitable for their career goals. For the Global Studies undergraduate programs, professional concentration and geographic focus options are listed in the Undergraduate section of the department page.

The Department of Global Studies is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and the International Studies Association. These associations provide more opportunities in research, internships, funding, and employment for global studies students.

 

Faculty

Yvonne A. Braun, professor (gender and development, social change, Africa). BA, 1994, State University of New York, Geneseo; MA, 2000, PhD, 2005, California, Irvine. (2005)

Kathie Carpenter, associate professor (childhood, children's museums, Southeast Asia). BA, 1975, California, San Diego; MA, 1983, PhD, 1987, Stanford. (1989)

Dennis C. Galvan, professor (comparative politics, international development, Africa and Indonesia). BA, 1987, Stanford; MA, 1990, PhD, 1996, California, Berkeley. (2001)

Derrick Hindery, associate professor (environment and development, global economic restructuring, indigenous movements, Latin America). BA, 1994, MA, 1997, PhD, 2003, California, Los Angeles. (2007)

Galen Martin, senior instructor II (environmental and cultural geography, global food security, Latin America). AA, 1977, Hesston College; BA, 1980, Goshen College; MA, 1985, Oregon; PhD, 2003, California, Davis. (1998)

David Meek, assistant professor (food sovereignty, popular education, India and Brazil). BA, 2004, Bard College; MSc, 2007, Antioch, New England; PhD, 2014, Georgia. (2018)

Gabe Paquette, professor (intellectual history, Portuguese and Spanish history, history of European empires). See History.

Lesley Jo Weaver, associate professor (health disparities, race, India and Brazil). BA, 2004, Smith College; MPH 2008, PhD, 2014, Emory University. (2018)

Anita M. Weiss, professor (gender and development, political Islam, South Asia). BA, 1975, Rutgers; MA, 1976, PhD, 1983, California, Berkeley. (1987)

Stephen R. Wooten, associate professor (local-global dynamics, food studies, Africa). BA, 1986, Massachusetts, Amherst; MA, 1993, PhD, 1997, Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (1999)

Kristin Yarris, associate professor (global health, migration, Latin America). BA, 1994, Lewis and Clark College; MPH, MA, 2004, PhD, 2011, California, Los Angeles. (2012)

Emeritus

Gerald W. Fry, professor emeritus. BA, 1964, Stanford; MPA, 1966, Princeton; PhD, 1977, Stanford. (1981)

The date in parentheses at the end of each entry is the first year on the University of Oregon faculty.

Participating

Carlos Aguirre, history

Ina Asim, history

Oluwakemi Balogun, women's, gender, and sexuality studies

Diane B. Baxter, anthropology

Erin Beck, political science

Bruce A. Blonigen, economics

Lindsay F. Braun, history

Daniel P. Buck, geography

Alfredo Burlando, economics

Mark Carey, honors college

Shankha Chakraborty, economics

Liska Chan, landscape architecture

Shaul E. Cohen, geography

Rick Colby, religious studies

Jane K. Cramer, political science

Robert L. Davis, Romance languages

André Djiffack, Romance languages

Maram Epstein, East Asian languages and literatures

Michael Fakhri, law

John B. Foster, sociology

Alisa D. Freedman, East Asian languages and literatures

Pedro García-Caro, Latin American studies

Ibrahim J. Gassama, law

Bryna Goodman, history

Sangita Gopal, English

Jeffrey E. Hanes, history

Robert S. Haskett, history

Michael Hibbard, planning, public policy and management

David Hollenberg, religious studies

Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, East Asian languages and literatures

Lamia Karim, anthropology

Craig Kauffman, political science

Karrie Koesel, political science

Nicolas Larco, architecture

Jeffrey Magoto, Yamada Language Center

Gabriela Martinez, journalism and communication

Michelle McKinley, law

Karen McPherson, Romance languages

Ronald B. Mitchell, political science

Alexander B. Murphy, geography

Michael Malek Najjar, theater arts

Kevin Nute, architecture

Eileen M. Otis, sociology

Craig Parsons, political science

Doris L. Payne, linguistics

Eric W. Pederson, linguistics

Philip W. Scher, anthropology

Carol T. Silverman, anthropology

Lars Skalnes, political science

Alison Snyder, architecture

H. Leslie Steeves, journalism and communication

Lynn Stephen, anthropology

Jeffrey Stolle, management

Xiaobo Su, geography

Tuong Vu, political science

Peter A. Walker, geography

Janis C. Weeks, biology

The bachelor’s degree offers students a rigorous education in the basic elements of the field. The program provides a sound general education for the student interested in the complex interrelationships (political, economic, environmental, social, and cultural) that exist among nations in the interdependent modern world.

Advising

Advising about specific major requirements is provided by Global Connections Advisors in the Tykeson College & Career Advising unit. Regular consultation with the Global Connections Advisors is strongly recommended for majors, premajors, and minors. Additionally, the role of the faculty mentor is central to the program. Students applying to the major are required to choose a faculty member with whom they have a common area of interest to act as their mentor, typically one of the core or participating faculty members named in the departmental faculty list or a faculty member from the student’s concentration areas, professional or geographic.

Admission

The first step for students planning to major in global studies is to declare the premajor. Students should make an appointment with a Global Connections Advisor to declare the premajor. Global studies premajors must first complete the requirements listed below before they can apply to the global studies major.

GLBL 101Introduction to International Issues4
Select two of the following:
GLBL 199Special Studies: [Topic]1-5
GLBL 240Perspectives on International Development4
GLBL 250Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective4
GLBL 260Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization4
GLBL 280Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives4
Second-language sequence or equivalency demonstrated
WR 121College Composition I4
WR 122College Composition II (WR 123 strongly recommended)4
or WR 123 College Composition III

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.00 (cumulative) or higher than 3.00 for three consecutive terms prior to the term of application.

Courses required for the premajor must be passed with a C– or better. Freshman seminars do not count toward this requirement. Students are strongly encouraged not to wait until their junior or senior year to apply. Premajor advising and help with the application process are available via appointments made with Global Connections Advisors in the Tykeson College & Career Advising unit. Applicants are required to meet with a Global Connections Advisor as part of the major application process. Applications are due on Monday of the fourth week of fall, winter, and spring terms.

In exceptional cases (and to accommodate transfer students), students entering the university may apply to become a global studies major without completing the required two terms. More information is available from the director of undergraduate studies.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Preparatory Course
GLBL 101Introduction to International Issues 14
Block A: International Core Foundation
Select four of the following: 216
Special Studies: [Topic]
Perspectives on International Development
Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization
Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives
Block B: Professional Concentration Area
Four upper-division courses in one area of concentration (see professional concentration areas list and tables) 316
Block C: Geographic Focus
Four upper-division courses on one culture area (a group of nations that share common cultural, historical, geographic, and/or linguistic experiences); at least one of the four must have the GLBL subject code 416
Total Credits52

Professional Concentration Areas 

  • Comparative International Development
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Education
  • Culture, Art, and Development
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Global Health and Development
  • International Business
  • International Economics
  • International Environment
  • International Gender Issues
  • International Nonprofit Management
  • International Tourism
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Media, Journalism, and Communication
  • Migration, Displacement, and Refugees
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Second-Language Acquisition and Teaching

Comparative International Development

Required Courses
GLBL 420Global Community Development4
GLBL 422Aid to Developing Countries4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following 8
Economics
Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies
Economic Growth and Development
Issues in Economic Growth and Development
Geography
Population and Environment
Geography of Globalization
Environment and Development
Global Studies
Global Health and Development
Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
Gender and International Development
Development and the Muslim World
Cross-Cultural Communication
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Grant Proposal Writing
Justice and Urban Revitalization
Collaboration
Nonprofit Management I
Sociology
Political Economy
Sociology of Developing Areas
Total Credits16

 Cross-Culture Communication and Education

Required Courses
Both of the following:8
Cross-Cultural Communication
Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Geography
Society, Culture, and Place
Political Geography
Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Global Studies
International Cooperation and Conflict
International Human Rights
Gender and International Development
Indigenous Cultural Survival
Language Issues for International Studies
Journalism
International Communication
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Grant Proposal Writing
Nonprofit Management I
Total Credits16

Culture, Art, and Development

Required Courses
GLBL 448Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society4
Elective Courses
Select three courses from the following: 12
Anthropology
Cultural Resource Management
Art History
Critical Approaches to Art Historical Study
Arts and Administration
The Arts and Visual Literacy
Dance
African Dance Aesthetics
Folklore
Folklore and Religion
Folk Art and Material Culture
Historic Preservation
Introduction to Historic Preservation
Global Studies
Cross-Cultural Communication
Language Issues for International Studies
Journalism and Communication
International Communication
Music
Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Musical Instruments of the World
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Nonprofit Management I
Theater Arts
Multicultural Theater: [Topic]
Total Credits16

 Diplomacy and International Relations

Required Courses
GLBL 422Aid to Developing Countries4
GLBL 431Cross-Cultural Communication4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following: 8
Economics
International Economic Issues
Environmental Studies
Environmental Justice
Geography
Political Geography
Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Geography, Law, and the Environment
Global Studies
Islam and Global Forces
Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
International Cooperation and Conflict
Global Community Development
Development and the Muslim World
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Political Science
United States Foreign Policy I
International Political Economy
Political Power, Influence, and Control
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Theories of International Politics
International Environmental Politics
Introduction to Rational Choice
Sociology
Political Economy
Systems of War and Peace
Political Sociology
Total Credits16

International Business

This concentration area requires early planning to meet prerequisites. See departmental advisors for prerequisites specific to global studies majors.

Required Courses
MGMT 420Managing in a Global Economy4
MKTG 470International Marketing4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Business Administration
Cross-Cultural Business Communication
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Economics
Money and Banking
International Economic Issues
International Finance
International Trade
Multinational Corporations
Economic Growth and Development
Global Studies
Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
Aid to Developing Countries
Development and the Muslim World
Cross-Cultural Communication
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Management
Managing People in Organizations
Negotiation Strategies
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Total Credits16

If double-majoring in business administration and global studies, other options apply. 

International Economics

Required Courses
EC 480
EC 481
International Finance
and International Trade
8
or EC 490
EC 491
Economic Growth and Development
and Issues in Economic Growth and Development
Elective Courses 8
Select two courses from the following:
Economics
Issues in Industrial Organization
International Economic Issues
Introduction to Econometrics
Public Economics
Economic Growth and Development
Issues in Economic Growth and Development
Geography
Geography of Globalization
Global Studies
Aid to Developing Countries
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Total Credits16

International Environment

Required Course
GLBL 420Global Community Development4
Elective Courses
Select three courses from the following: 12
Economics
Resource and Environmental Economic Issues
Environmental Studies
Environmental Justice
Political Ecology
Geography
Long-Term Environmental Change
Environmental Alteration
Geography, Law, and the Environment
Environment and Development
Global Studies
Aid to Developing Countries
Indigenous Cultural Survival
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Natural Resource Policy
Political Science
International Environmental Politics
Total Credits16

 International Gender Issues

Required Courses
GLBL 421Gender and International Development4
GLBL 433Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Anthropology
Gender, Folklore, Inequality
Geography
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Global Studies
International Cooperation and Conflict
Seminar: [Topic]
Global Reproductive Health
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Political Science
Women and Politics
Sociology
Sociology of Gender
Issues in Sociology of Gender: [Topic]
Feminist Theory
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History and Development of Feminist Theory
Gender, Environment, and Development
Total Credits16

International Nonprofit Management 

Required Courses
PPPM 480Nonprofit Management I4
GLBL 420Global Community Development4
or GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Arts and Administration
Event Management
Business Administration
Management: Creating Value through People
Marketing: Creating Value for Customers
Finance: Creating Value through Capital
Economics
Urban and Regional Economic Problems
Resource and Environmental Economic Issues
Issues in Public Economics
Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies
Global Studies
Global Community Development
Aid to Developing Countries
Global Food Security
Cross-Cultural Communication
Journalism and Communication
Principles of Advertising
Principles of Public Relations
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
Community Leadership and Change
Global Leadership and Change
Grant Proposal Writing
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
Practice of Leadership and Change
Total Credits16

International Tourism

Required Courses
GEOG 441Political Geography4
GLBL 431Cross-Cultural Communication4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Business Administration
Marketing: Creating Value for Customers
Geography
Geography of Globalization
Environment and Development
Global Studies
Global Community Development
Gender and International Development
Aid to Developing Countries
Cross-Cultural Communication
Marketing
Marketing Management
International Marketing
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Grant Proposal Writing
Nonprofit Management I
Political Science
International Environmental Politics
Sociology
Community, Environment, and Society
Political Economy
Total Credits16

Law and Human Rights 

Required Courses
GLBL 370International Human Rights4
GLBL 422Aid to Developing Countries4
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Environmental Studies
Environmental Justice
Geography
Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Geography, Law, and the Environment
Global Studies
Islam and Global Forces
International Cooperation and Conflict
Gender and International Development
Development and the Muslim World
Cross-Cultural Communication
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Law 1
Experimental Course: [Topic]
International Law
Human Rights and Environment
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Introduction to Public Law
Political Science
Special Studies: [Topic]
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Sociology
Systems of War and Peace
Total Credits16

 Media, Journalism, and Communcation

Required Courses
J 396International Communication4
GLBL 431Cross-Cultural Communication4
or GLBL 434 Language Issues for International Studies
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies in Cinema: [Topic]
Global Studies
Africa Today: Issues and Concerns
Cross-Cultural Communication
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Journalism and Communication
Principles of Public Relations
Marketing
Marketing Communications
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Sociology
Sociology of the Mass Media
Total Credits16

 Migration, Displacement, and Refugees

Required Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Global Community Development
Aid to Developing Countries
Population Displacement and Global Health
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Anthropology
Culture and Psychology
Economics
Urban and Regional Economics
History
War in the Modern World I
Advanced World History: [Topic]
Global Studies
Indigenous Cultural Survival
South Asia: Development and Social Change
Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Social Change in Latin America
Sociology
Issues in Urban Sociology: [Topic]
Sociology of Developing Areas
Total Credits16

 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Required Courses
GLBL 360International Cooperation and Conflict4
Select one of the following:4
International Human Rights
Cross-Cultural Communication
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:8
Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Environmental Science
Environmental Justice
Geography
Political Geography
Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Global Studies
Seminar: [Topic]
Global Community Development
Gender and International Development
Aid to Developing Countries
Development and the Muslim World
Cross-Cultural Communication
Language Issues for International Studies
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Global Leadership and Change
Sociology
Systems of War and Peace
Total Credits16

Second-Language Acquisition and Teaching

 Students must complete the requirements of the certificate in second-language acquisition and teaching to fulfill this concentration. Students may choose their language specialization from the following target languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. For more information, including requirements and courses, please contact an international studies undergraduate advisor and visit slat.uoregon.edu.

Required and Elective Courses
Students must contact a global studies undergraduate advisor for options in their linguistic areas

Additional Requirements

Courses must be passed with grades of C– or better to satisfy major requirements. In addition, three years’ proficiency in a second language is required (see below for details).

Courses applied to the major, with the exception of the language requirement and up to 8 credits inField Studies: [Topic] (GLBL 406) or Practicum: [Topic] (GLBL 409), must be taken for letter grades.

A maximum of 12 credits in courses taken to fulfill the university group requirements may be applied toward the global studies major.

A maximum of 20 credits in courses taken in a single department other than global studies may be applied toward the global studies major, exclusive of the language requirement and the External Block B Professional Concentration option.

For the most current information about courses and requirements, visit the department website.

Language Requirement

To satisfy this requirement, students must achieve proficiency in a second language at a level associated with three years of study. Proficiency in the language may be demonstrated by passing three terms of a 300-level language sequence with grades of mid-C or better, by an examination, or by graduating from a high school in which English was not the medium of instruction.

A student may also fulfill the language requirement with two years’ proficiency in two different languages exclusive of the student’s native language. Students wishing to pursue this option must get approval from the director of undergraduate studies faculty.

Intercultural Experience

Majors must have a significant immersive intercultural experience to complete requirements for the major. One way that this can be satisfied is with at least one term (ten weeks) of study or work in another country that coincides with the student's geographic focus area. Contact the departmental advising office for information about other ways to satisfy this requirement. For information about study in another country, see Study Abroad in the Supplementary Academic Programming section of this catalog. Advice is available from the Office of International Affairs, 330 Oregon Hall. Domestic (US-based) cultural experiences and internships must be preapproved by the advising team.

Internship Option

Students may earn pass/no pass (P/N) credit for work done as interns. Interested students should consult with global studies advisors.

Minor in Global Health

The College of Arts and Sciences administers an undergraduate minor in global health, overseen by the global health program director and a faculty advisory committee.

To earn a minor, students must complete a total of 24 graded credits from approved courses, at least 12 of which must be at the upper-division level, as well as a 400-level field experience or internship, to be arranged in consultation with a faculty advisor from an affiliated program.

The courses that satisfy the minor are distributed as follows: two core courses and four elective courses. Core and elective courses applied to the minor must be taken for letter grades and passed with grades of C– or better.

Students seeking to qualify for a minor should, as early as possible, consult the global health program director as well as advisors in the Tykeson College & Career Advising unit. Developing the plan for elective courses with the advisors’ help ensures that the courses selected satisfy the minor requirements and may be completed in a timely fashion.

No later than two terms before graduation, the student must notify the advisors in the Tykeson College & Career Advising unit of intent to graduate for verification of the global health minor coursework and transcript evaluation. The student must also indicate the global health minor on the application for graduation. Students must complete major requirements for an undergraduate degree in another department or school of the university.

Requirements

Core Courses
GLBL 340Global Health and Development4
400-level course providing field experience (preferably from the student’s home department)4
Electives
Two approved natural science courses from list below8
Two approved social science or humanities courses from list below8
Total Credits24

Electives

Natural Science Courses
ANTH 175Evolutionary Medicine4
ANTH 260Domestic Animals4
ANTH 362Human Biological Variation4
ANTH 369Human Growth and Development4
ANTH 376Genomics and Anthropology4
ANTH 459Advanced Evolutionary Medicine4
BI 121Introduction to Human Physiology4
BI 309Tropical Diseases in Africa4
BI 358Investigations in Medical Physiology4
BI 426Genetics of Cancer4
BI 472Community Ecology4
HPHY 105Principles of Nutrition4
HPHY 112The Science of Health4
HPHY 212Scientific Investigation in Physiology4
PSY 301Scientific Thinking in Psychology4
PSY 399Special Studies: [Topic] (Global Child Development)1-5
PSY 459Cultural Psychology4
Social Science or Humanities Courses
ANTH 162Introduction to Medical Anthropology4
EC 443Health Economics4
EC 490Economic Growth and Development4
GEOG 142Human Geography4
GEOG 181Our Digital Earth4
GEOG 341Population and Environment4
GEOG 481GIScience I4
HC 231HSocial Science Inquiry: [Topic] (Epidemics and Epistemologies)4
HC 232HHonors College Social Science (Disease and Public Health in the Modern World)4
HIST 461American Medical History4
HUM 240Medical Humanities4
GLBL 425Global Food Security4
GLBL 463Population Displacement and Global Health4
GLBL 465Global Reproductive Health4
GLBL 467Global Mental Health4
PHIL 220Food Ethics4
PHIL 307Social and Political Philosophy4
PHIL 309Global Justice4
PHIL 335Medical Ethics4
PHIL 410Experimental Course: [Topic] (Clinical Ethics)1-5
PPPM 202Healthy Communities4
PPPM 407Seminar: [Topic] (Hazard Mitigation)1-5
PPPM 407Seminar: [Topic] (Public Health)1-5
PPPM 460Health Policy4
PSY 366Culture and Mental Health4
SOC 311Research Methods4
SOC 312Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOC 399Special Studies: [Topic] (Sociology of Health and Medicine)1-5
SOC 410Experimental Course: [Topic] (Science and Society)1-5
SOC 410Experimental Course: [Topic] (Sex and Gender in China)1-5
SOC 450Sociology of Developing Areas4
WGS 407Seminar: [Topic] (Gender and Bodies)1-5

Deviations from the requirements listed must be approved by a global health advisor.

Restrictions

No more than three courses (12 credits) from a single department (courses with the same subject code) may count toward the minor. No more than three courses may count for both the global health minor and the student’s major field of study. Twenty credits toward the minor and all upper-division courses must be taken in residence at the University of Oregon. Course work within the minor, including the field experience or internship, must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grace of C– or better.

Majors in global studies are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in the UO program that correlates with their geographic focus. Available programs include African studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Middle East–North Africa Studies, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Minor in Global Service

The global service minor provides students with the opportunity to add a global perspective to any major, in addition to providing a solid grounding in intercultural communication and the foundations of global citizenship. Students are able to tailor coursework to their own professional and personal objectives, so the minor is a suitable complement to a BA or BS degree in any school or department.

Global studies minors must complete 24 global studies (subject code GLBL) course credits, 12 of which must be upper division, with a grade of C– or better or P. Course selection is up to the individual student, but for advising purposes tracks are suggested for students coming from different majors. Tracks have been designed to align with particular career goals. Student may elect up to 12 lower-division credits, which share a common purpose of fostering critical and cross-cultural thinking as well as encouraging students to seek out and understand diverse perspectives and ways of approaching and communicating about current global issues. The 12 required upper-division credits allow a deeper investigation of issues, regions, and cultures and also hone skills in research, effective writing, and oral presentation to address rapidly changing and complex current and future issues.

Students select a professional sector concentration and a world region concentration.

• The six sector concentrations are: Youth in Development, Health, Environment, Community Economic Development, Education and Agriculture

• The three world region concentrations are: Latin America, West Africa, World at large

All students complete four required core competencies and students who select Latin America or West Africa complete a fifth.

• Core competency 1: Professional Sector Concentration (12 credits)

• Core competency 2: Intercultural Competence (12 credits)

• Core competency 3: Practical experience (non-credit)

- Students complete 50 hours practical experience related to their professional sector concentration.  Site supervisor certifies satisfactory completion of hours and tasks.

• Core competency 4: Professional and leadership development - 3 activities (non-credit)

 - Resume review/critique with UO Career Center or Faculty Mentor

 - Attend a workshop on interview skills with the UO Career Center

 - Develop and carry out a significant leadership experience and submit a 2-page reflection paper on it.

• Core competency 5: Language proficiency (variable; up to 8 credits)

 - Latin America-focused students: Two 200-level Spanish courses or equivalent proficiency

 - West Africa-focused students: One 200-level course in a Romance language, or equivalent proficiency

Education Concentration
Education Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
Education and Social Change
Foundations of Student Health and Well-Being
Special Studies: [Topic]
Foundations in Early Childhood Education
Design for Learning Language Systems
Teaching English Pronunciation
Behavior and Classroom Management
Early Literacy for Diverse Learners
Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Environmental Education Theory and Practice
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Electives From Approved List
Health Concentration
Health Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
Communication Disorders in Society and Media
Medical Terminology
Diversity in Human Services
Healthy Communities
Introduction to Food Studies
Global Health and Development
Seminar: [Topic]
Foundations of Disability I
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Global Mental Health
Global Reproductive Health
Population Displacement and Global Health
Tropical Diseases in Africa
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Electives From Approved List
Environment Concentration 
Environment Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Natural Sciences
Earth's Surface and Environment
Special Studies: [Topic]
Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
Research: [Topic]
Advanced Climatology: [Topic]
Earth Resources and the Environment
Population and Environment
Environment and Development
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Environmental Management
Green Cities
International Environmental Politics
Community, Environment, and Society
Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Physiology
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Electives From Approved List
Agriculture Concentration 
Agriculture Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
Introduction to Ecology
The Natural Environment
Introduction to Environmental Politics
Introduction to Food Studies
Cultures of India and South Asia
International Water Policy
Contemporary Food Systems
Sustainability
Political Ecology
Soil Science
Plants: Fall
and Plants: Winter
and Spring Plants
Urban Farm
Analyzing Landscape Systems
Folklore and Foodways
Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Environmental Issues: [Topic]
Sustainable Agriculture
Global Food Security
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Electives From Approved List
Youth in Development Concentration 
Youth in Development Concentration
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
Foundations of Student Health and Well-Being
Issues for Children and Families
Atlantis, Aliens, and Archaeology
Special Studies: [Topic]
Cross-Cultural Communication
Child and Adolescent Development
Gender, Media, and Diversity
Race and Popular Culture: [Topic]
Sociology of the Family
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Prevention of Youth Violence
Developmental Psychology
Hormones and Behavior
Intimate Relationships
Cognitive Development
Human Development in the Family Context
Human Growth and Development
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Two Electives From Approved List
Community Economic Development Concentration 
Community Economic Development
Three Courses from the Professional Sector: 112
GLBL 199Special Studies: [Topic]1-5
GLBL 260Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization4
CIS 122Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving4
BA 316Management: Creating Value through People4
GLBL 420Global Community Development4
GLBL 422Aid to Developing Countries4
PS 340International Political Economy4
PS 348Women and Politics4
EC 330Urban and Regional Economic Problems4
EC 340Issues in Public Economics4
EC 350Labor Market Issues4
EC 370Money and Banking4
EC 390Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies4
EC 440Public Economics4
EC 462Economics of Transportation4
PPPM 407Seminar: [Topic]1-5
PPPM 440Land-Use Planning and Policy4
ANTH 329Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture4
Intercultural Competence:12
Cross-Cultural Communication
Dialogue across Differences
Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Cross-Cultural Business Communication
Two Electives From Approved List
Intercultural Competence Approved Electives 
Intercultural Competence Approved Elective List
CRES 440Dialogue across Differences2
BA 361Cross-Cultural Business Communication4
BA 365Cross-Cultural Negotiation4
GLBL 434Language Issues for International Studies4
CRES 351Roles of a Diplomat2
ES 256Introduction to Native American Studies4
ANTH 414Activist Anthropology4
GLBL 370International Human Rights4
LT 428Teaching English Culture and Literature4
LING 101Introduction to Language4

Four-Year Degree Plan

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies

Below is an example of how to complete a BA in global studies with a diplomacy and international relations professional concentration and a Middle East geographic focus. Since the major offers 16 options for professional concentration areas and seven different geographic focus regions, with a wide variety of courses that can count toward each concentration, there are innumerable paths through the global studies major.

This degree plan is for general planning purposes only and, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the major, it is imperative that students speak with advisors to determine which courses would best match their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 101 First-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 101 Introduction to International Issues 4
WR 121 College Composition I 4
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Winter
ARB 102 First-Year Arabic 5
WR 123 College Composition III 4
GLBL 250 Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
ARB 103 First-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 199 Special Studies: [Topic] 1-5
General-education course in arts and letters 4
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 14-18
 Total Credits 48-52
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 201 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 240 Perspectives on International Development 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Winter
ARB 202 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 260 Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization 4
General-education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
Spring
ARB 203 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 280 Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 301 Language and Culture 4
REL 335 Introduction to the Qur'an 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Winter
ARB 302 Language and Culture 4
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
ARB 303 Language and Culture 4
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication 4
General-education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 16
Winter
CRES 435 Israel and Palestine 4
SOC 465 Political Sociology 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries 4
Elective courses 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Bachelor of Science in Global Studies

Below is an example of how to complete a BS in global studies with a diplomacy and international relations professional concentration and a Middle East geographic focus. Since the major offers 16 options for professional concentration areas and seven different geographic focus regions, with a wide variety of courses that can count toward each concentration, there are innumerable paths through the global studies major.

This degree plan is for general planning purposes only and, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the major, it is imperative that students speak with advisors to determine which courses would best match their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 101 First-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 101 Introduction to International Issues 4
MATH 105 University Mathematics I 4
WR 121 College Composition I 4
 Credits 17
Winter
ARB 102 First-Year Arabic 5
MATH 106 University Mathematics II 4
WR 123 College Composition III 4
GLBL 250 Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4
 Credits 17
Spring
ARB 103 First-Year Arabic 5
MATH 107 University Mathematics III 4
GLBL 199 Special Studies: [Topic] 1-5
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 14-18
 Total Credits 48-52
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 201 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 240 Perspectives on International Development 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
Winter
ARB 202 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 260 Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization 4
General-education course in social science 4
General-education course in science 4
 Credits 17
Spring
ARB 203 Second-Year Arabic 5
GLBL 280 Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
General-education course in social science 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ARB 301 Language and Culture 4
REL 335 Introduction to the Qur'an 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Winter
ARB 302 Language and Culture 4
GLBL 423 Development and the Muslim World 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
ARB 303 Language and Culture 4
GLBL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication 4
General-education course in social science 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice 4
General-education course in science 4
Elective courses 8
 Credits 16
Winter
SOC 465 Political Sociology 4
CRES 435 Israel and Palestine 4
General-education course in arts and letters 4
Elective course 4
 Credits 16
Spring
GLBL 422 Aid to Developing Countries 4
Elective courses 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Graduate Studies

The interdisciplinary MA degree in global studies is offered for students who contemplate careers in international affairs, international development, diplomacy, international organizations, or domestic organizations with an international focus. A minimum of 65 credits must be completed for the degree.

The degree program can be tailored to meet the unique professional needs of each student. In close consultation with a faculty advisor, the student develops a program that combines expertise in a specific professional area with interdisciplinary training in global studies.

Concentrations

In consultation with their faculty advisor, students identify a professional concentration. Suggested areas include the following:

  • comparative development
  • cross-cultural training
  • cultural arts
  • environment
  • food and food systems
  • gender and development
  • health
  • international community development
  • international education
  • international tourism
  • journalism
  • migration
  • nonprofit management
  • public policy and planning

Concentrations in other professional areas can be arranged.

Graduates of the Department of Global Studies serve as international technical advisors, career diplomats, community development professionals, international business and trade experts, analysts in developing countries, international educators, administrators of international programs, and cross-cultural communication consultants.

Admission

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or better in all academic work. The application deadline is January 5 for the following fall term. A Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score is required. Students whose native language is not English must verify a score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90 (Internet-based test) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university in an English-speaking country such as Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. A score of 7.0 or better on the overall band of the International English Language Testing System test may be submitted instead of the TOEFL. Additional information about the graduate program may be obtained from the Department of International Studies website.The application process is online.

International Students

International students are especially encouraged to apply. Study programs are designed to meet students’ professional needs and those of their home countries.

Master of Arts Degree Requirements

Interdisciplinary Core
INTL 655International Studies Graduate Core Seminar4
Proseminar Series
INTL 656Research and Writing in International Studies1
INTL 657Proseminar: Proposal Writing2
Professional Concentration Area 1
Concentration area courses from relevant departments or professional schools 224
Geographic Focus
Courses in geographic focus area 312
Supervised Field Internship or Field Research
Internship or research experience related to student's career plans12
Master of Arts Project
Thesis or capstone project9
Total Credits64

Additional Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 24 graded credits in the professional concentration area. A maximum of 24 credits may be taken in any department other than international studies in order to allow an appropriate degree of specialization.

Language Study and Competence

Students must demonstrate a third-year level of proficiency in a second language relevant to their professional or geographic focus before completing the program. The University of Oregon offers formal courses in a number of European and non-European languages. Students also may study languages through self-instruction at the Yamada Language Center. International students whose high school or university instruction was not in English demonstrate proficiency in English as a second language through completion of the master’s degree requirements. It is recommended that international students study a language from their geographic focus.

Supervised Field Internship or Field Research

The program assists students in locating internships or research opportunities and securing funding. International students may do their internship or research in the United States. Students are responsible for obtaining funding for the costs or for otherwise paying the costs in their entirety. Many graduate students in the program have competed successfully for funding to support internship and research experiences.

The international studies faculty expects students to gain the following from the internship or research experience:

  1. a reasonably in-depth experience in a culture other than the student’s own
  2. greater fluency in the language of the culture in which the internship or research takes place
  3. knowledge and experience useful to the career goals of the intern

Master of Arts Project

Each student must prepare an MA project, usually in the form of a thesis or capstone project. Students are required to present a thesis or capstone proposal defense, and at the conclusion of the project, present an oral defense before the student's final project committee. Other types of projects may be approved on a case-by-case basis by the student’s master’s advisor. Nine credits are awarded for a thesis or capstone project.

Concurrent Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Arts Degree

A four-year program for students interested in international human rights, this program provides background in legal theory and instruments sensitive to social, cultural, economic, and political realities against which international human-rights law is implemented. Future lawyers concerned with asylum, immigration, or public-interest law benefit from the study of international relations and cross-cultural communication.

Courses

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GLBL 101. Introduction to International Issues. 4 Credits.

Survey of major political, economic, and cultural themes in international studies through in-class debates on key contemporary issues.

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GLBL 196. Field Studies: [Topic]. 1-2 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 198. Colloquium: [Topic]. 1-2 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 240. Perspectives on International Development. 4 Credits.

Introduction to major ideologies, theories, historical processes, and contemporary challenges in international development. Galvan.

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GLBL 250. Value Systems in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 4 Credits.

Introduction to value systems of various cultures, focusing on how values relate to religion, forms of social organization, group affiliation, and patterns of conflict resolution.

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GLBL 260. Culture, Capitalism, and Globalization. 4 Credits.

Cultural and historical perspectives on the development of capitalism as a way of life and its relationship to contemporary global issues and imbalances.

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GLBL 280. Global Environmental Issues and Alternatives. 4 Credits.

Examines root causes of "environmental problems" at local, regional, national, and global scales. Critically compares approaches to addressing international environmental challenges.

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GLBL 323. Islam and Global Forces. 4 Credits.

Addresses interactions between global forces and processes in historical and modern Muslim societies and the salience of Islam in contemporary global arenas. Sequence with GLBL 423. Offered alternate years.

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GLBL 340. Global Health and Development. 4 Credits.

Introduction to major issues in global health, their causes and possible solutions, with a focus on the poor in developing countries.

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GLBL 345. Africa Today: Issues and Concerns. 4 Credits.

Introduces students to current challenges facing African peoples today. Extends survey of Africa courses, and prepares students for more advanced study regarding the African continent.

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GLBL 360. International Cooperation and Conflict. 4 Credits.

Utilizes case studies and selected themes to examine the root causes, stakeholder perspectives, and attempts to resolve international conflicts.

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GLBL 370. International Human Rights. 4 Credits.

Survey of human rights, examining diverse perspectives on the concept, practice, and implementation of human rights and human rights regimes.

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GLBL 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 401. Research: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 403. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 405. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 406. Field Studies: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 407. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Special topics in international studies.

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GLBL 408. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 409. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. Closely supervised participation in the activities of public or private organizations, institutes, and community service agencies.

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GLBL 410. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Recent topics include Africa: Development and Social Change. Repeatable when topic changes.

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GLBL 420. Global Community Development. 4 Credits.

Introduction to communitarian theory and local-level grass-roots development practices. Comparison across North-South divide of efforts to alleviate poverty, promote sustainability, and ensure mobilization and cohesion.
Prereq: INTL 240.

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GLBL 421. Gender and International Development. 4 Credits.

Analysis of the changing roles, opportunities, and expectations of Third World women as their societies undergo social upheavals associated with the problematic effects of development.
Prereq: INTL 240.

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GLBL 422. Aid to Developing Countries. 4 Credits.

Examines the history and current dynamics of international bilateral and multilateral development assistance, the possibilities and constraints of aid, and other related issues.
Prereq: INTL 240.

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GLBL 423. Development and the Muslim World. 4 Credits.

Introduction to discourse on current development in various Muslim societies. Focuses on North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Weiss.

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GLBL 424. United Nations Intervention in Global Crises. 4 Credits.

Explores the theory and practice of humanitarian aid, peace-building, and development during or after violent conflict. Focuses on work of international organizations in conflict areas or on issues of conflict.

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GLBL 425. Global Food Security. 4 Credits.

Explores explanations for, and solutions to, persistent inequities in food access. Considers the political, agricultural, economic and humanitarian aspects of the global food system.

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GLBL 431. Cross-Cultural Communication. 4 Credits.

Focuses on skills and insights needed by professionals working in cross-cultural settings. Considers values, development, education, politics, and environment as central to cross-cultural understanding.

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GLBL 432. Indigenous Cultural Survival. 4 Credits.

Explores case studies of global indigenous peoples who are facing cultural survival issues and developing strategies and institutions to deal with this complex process.

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GLBL 433. Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 4 Credits.

Explores the experience of childhood around the world and examines how this experience is shaped by beliefs about who and what children are and by local conditions and contingencies.

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GLBL 434. Language Issues for International Studies. 4 Credits.

Explores the influence of language on policy issues in societies around the world relative to nationalism, identity, multilingualism, education, human rights globalization, and language spread and loss.

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GLBL 442. South Asia: Development and Social Change. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the vast social changes and development issues confronting the South Asian subcontinent.

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GLBL 444. Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the region and to the complex social issues facing the peoples of Southeast Asia.

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GLBL 445. Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. 4 Credits.

Introduces theoretical and practical aspects of development and social change in sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on key issues in African development during the post-colonial era.

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GLBL 446. Development and Social Change in Latin America. 4 Credits.

Explores development challenges, debt cycles, urban growth, neoliberalism, populism, socialism, gender, the environment, U.S.–Latin American relations, ecotourism, and drug geographies in the region.

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GLBL 448. Bollywood's Lens on Indian Society. 4 Credits.

Explores Indian society through film, focusing on critical social issues; depicted vs. the historical reality; and ongoing transformations of social orientations and values.

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GLBL 463. Population Displacement and Global Health. 4 Credits.

Explores health and mental health problems affecting displaced (migrant and refugee) communities and considers underdevelopment as a fundamental cause of displacement and health problems. Offered once per academic year.

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GLBL 465. Global Reproductive Health. 4 Credits.

Overview of issues in global reproductive health, including politics, economics, historical and cultural factors. Implications for international health and development programs reviewed. Offered alternate years.

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GLBL 467. Global Mental Health. 4 Credits.

Overview of global mental health from a critical, anthropological, and historical perspective, with attention to cross-cultural differences in illness experience and treatment options.

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GLBL 503. Thesis. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 507. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Special topics in international studies.

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GLBL 508. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 510. Experimental Course: [Topic). 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable. Recent topics include Africa: Development and Social Change. Repeatable when topic changes.

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GLBL 520. Global Community Development. 4 Credits.

Introduction to communitarian theory and local-level grass-roots development practices. Comparison across North-South divide of efforts to alleviate poverty, promote sustainability, and ensure mobilization and cohesion.

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GLBL 521. Gender and International Development. 4 Credits.

Analysis of the changing roles, opportunities, and expectations of Third World women as their societies undergo social upheavals associated with the problematic effects of development.

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GLBL 522. Aid to Developing Countries. 4 Credits.

Examines the history and current dynamics of international bilateral and multilateral development assistance, the possibilities and constraints of aid, and other related issues.

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GLBL 523. Development and the Muslim World. 4 Credits.

Introduction to discourse on current development in various Muslim societies. Focuses on North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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GLBL 524. United Nations Intervention in Global Crises. 4 Credits.

Explores the theory and practice of humanitarian aid, peace-building, and development during or after violent conflict. Focuses on work of international organizations in conflict areas or on issues of conflict.

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GLBL 525. Global Food Security. 4 Credits.

Explores explanations for, and solutions to, persistent inequities in food access. Considers the political, agricultural, economic and humanitarian aspects of the global food system.

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GLBL 531. Cross-Cultural Communication. 4 Credits.

Focuses on skills and insights needed by professionals working in cross-cultural settings. Considers values, development, education, politics, and environment as central to cross-cultural understanding.

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GLBL 532. Indigenous Cultural Survival. 4 Credits.

Explores case studies of global indigenous peoples who are facing cultural survival issues and developing strategies and institutions to deal with this complex process.

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GLBL 533. Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 4 Credits.

Explores the experience of childhood around the world and examines how this experience is shaped by beliefs about who and what children are and by local conditions and contingencies.

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GLBL 534. Language Issues for International Studies. 4 Credits.

Explores the influence of language on policy issues in societies around the world relative to nationalism, identity, multilingualism, education, human rights globalization, and language spread and loss.

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GLBL 542. South Asia: Development and Social Change. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the vast social changes and development issues confronting the South Asian subcontinent.

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GLBL 544. Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the region and to the complex social issues facing the peoples of Southeast Asia.

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GLBL 545. Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. 4 Credits.

Introduces theoretical and practical aspects of development and social change in sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on key issues in African development during the post-colonial era.

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GLBL 546. Development and Social Change in Latin America. 4 Credits.

Explores development challenges, debt cycles, urban growth, neoliberalism, populism, socialism, gender, the environment, U.S.–Latin American relations,ecotourism, and drug geographies in the region.

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GLBL 548. Bollywood’s Lens on Indian Society. 4 Credits.

Explores Indian society through film, focusing on critical social issues; depicted vs. the historical reality; and ongoing transformations of social orientations and values.

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GLBL 563. Population Displacement and Global Health. 4 Credits.

Explores health and mental health problems affecting displaced (migrant and refugee) communities and considers underdevelopment as a fundamental cause of displacement and health problems. Offered once per academic year.

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GLBL 565. Global Reproductive Health. 4 Credits.

Overview of issues in global reproductive health, including politics, economics, historical and cultural factors. Implications for international health and development programs reviewed. Offered alternate years.

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GLBL 567. Global Mental Health. 4 Credits.

Overview of global mental health from a critical, anthropological, and historical perspective, with attention to cross-cultural differences in illness experience and treatment options.

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GLBL 601. Research: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 602. Supervised College Teaching. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 605. Reading and Conference: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 606. Field Studies: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 607. Seminar: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 608. Special Topics: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable

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GLBL 609. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. Closely supervised participation in the activities of public or private organizations, institutes, and community service agencies.

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GLBL 610. Experimental Course: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable.

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GLBL 655. International Studies Graduate Core Seminar. 4 Credits.

Graduate introduction to the field of International Studies, including exploration of development, culture, communication, and research methods, design, and ethics.

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GLBL 656. Research and Writing in International Studies. 1 Credit.

Focus on conceptualizing research topics; accessing bibliographic databases; writing grant applications, reports, and theses.

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GLBL 657. Proseminar: Proposal Writing. 2 Credits.

An introduction to thesis proposal writing for first-year graduate students in international studies.