Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of current scholarly concerns, literature, and debates in global studies and related fields.
  • Demonstrate appropriate mastery of one or more substantive global issues.
  • Learn the various components of the research process and understand the importance of empirical evidence.
  • Explore the implications of global processes for research design and knowledge production.
  • Design and carry out a research project, drawing on primary sources, fieldwork and appropriate scholarly literature in global studies.
  • Write a thesis that articulates an interdisciplinary analysis of global issues, problems or challenges.
Assessment of Learning Outcomes:
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework
  • Satisfactory completion of language requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of qualifying exams
  • Satisfactory completion of doctoral thesis and public defense


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