COURSE OFFERINGS

For the most current listing, please consult the University Registrar's Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for Ph.D. program


Fall 2021


Description
Introduces graduates to the field of global and international studies. Landmark studies outline the transition from globalization studies to contemporary global studies. Identify complex global issues, underlying processes of globalization, and the impacts they have on people around the world.

Description
Theories of globalization engage deep historical transformations, keeping the interrelated dynamics of economics, politics, and culture in focus. Theories examine transformations emanating at transnational and state levels, and from below in the form of social movements led by everyday people.

Description
Year-long intensive introduction to graduate students to a range of topics pertinent to the field of Global Studies. The guest speakers and topics addressed vary each quarter.


Winter 2022


Description
Provides graduate students with a broad overview of the major landmarks in the development of modern social thought. Introduces key philosophers and theorists Adam Smith, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Freud, and Du Bois, focusing on the global dimensions of their work.

Description
Looking beyond the theoretical traditions of the Euro-American academy scholars can begin to engage important theoretical contributions from the Global South. Explores alternative standpoints and interventions challenging dominant narratives and calling into question taken-for-granted assumptions, categories, concepts, values, and perspectives.

Description
Fundamentals of empirical research design, strategies for global research, sampling logics, reliability, validity, mixed methods, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods. Introduction to basic data collection methods and examples of more advanced methodological strategies. Research ethics and the IRB review process.

Description
Year-long intensive introduction to graduate students to a range of topics pertinent to the field of Global Studies. The guest speakers and topics addressed vary each quarter.


Spring 2022


Description
Examines important developments in social theory between 1914 and 1991. The overarching goal is to synthesize from these various approaches a critical and transdisciplinary theoretical framework to analyze complex global issues.

Description
Critical and interdisciplinary works on global issues serve as examples that graduates can use in their own research. Each week focuses on a different example of outstanding global research done by a scholar having an important impact on the field.

Description
Focuses on production, critique, and revision of student research proposals. A practical seminar designed to improve student proposals, help students through the application processes, and increase students' chances of obtaining support for their research.

Description
Year-long intensive introduction to graduate students to a range of topics pertinent to the field of Global Studies. The guest speakers and topics addressed vary each quarter.

 

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