Global Studies Major, B.A.

The Curriculum in Global Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that draws on courses from the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. It provides students the chance to explore issues of global significance, their application in specific geographic areas, and the differing impact of these global dynamics across world regions, through engagement with crucial issues of the movement of money, people, and ideas on a global scale. 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the global studies program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate facility with a range of approaches to knowledge typically found in global studies
  • Discuss current academic perspectives on central global and trans-cultural issues
  • Discuss major themes and movements in area studies and link them to a broader global perspective
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments to support their analysis of global and trans-cultural issues from a diversity of perspectives (e.g. international politics, global economics, transnational culture, global health and environment)

Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements, students must

  • earn a minimum final cumulative GPA of 2.000
  • complete a minimum of 45 academic credit hours earned from UNC–Chapel Hill courses
  • take at least half of their major core requirements (courses and credit hours) at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the major core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for major or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
GLBL 210IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Issues and Globalization3
Two core courses, each from a different department:6
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Local Cultures, Global Forces H
Anthropological Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Visual World H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Islamic Civilization
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Muslim Societies
IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Food Politics from an Organizational Communication Perspective
Perspectives in World Drama H
Survey of International and Development Economics H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Environment and Society H, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo World Literatures in English
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Globalization and the French-Speaking World
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Geographies of Globalization
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cultural Geography
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Development and Inequality: Global Perspectives F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Environmental Conservation and Global Change
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Agriculture, Food, and Society
IDEAs in Action General Education logo World Regional Geography
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The World since 1945
Language and Nationalism
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Communication and Comparative Journalism
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to World Musics
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Policy Issues H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Comparative Politics H, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Relations and Global Politics H, F
Human Societies
Population Problems
Sociology of Politics
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sex and Gender in Society
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender and Global Change
Four courses from one of the following thematic areas 112
Three courses from one of the following world areas 19
Additional Requirements
Credit for six levels of modern language study. 29-10
Total Hours39-40
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

1

Of the seven courses in the thematic and world area concentrations, five must be numbered 200 and above.

2

Students may choose six levels of one language or four levels of one language and two of another. The primary language must be relevant to the declared world area concentration. The curriculum urges students to continue the study of a foreign language to a level as close as possible to fluency. The first three levels of a foreign language can count toward the General Education requirement and have not been included as additional hours for the major.

Thematic Areas

International Politics, Nation-States, Social Movements

AAAD 101IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Africa3
AAAD 30721st-Century Scramble for Africa3
AAAD 315IDEAs in Action General Education logo Political Protest and Conflict in Africa3
AAAD 316Public Policy and Development in Africa3
AAAD 403IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa3
AMST 277America's Role in the Global Environment H3
ANTH 130Anthropology of the Caribbean3
ANTH 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo Anthropology of War and Peace3
ANTH 319IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Health3
ANTH 360Latin American Economy and Society3
ANTH 375Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia3
ANTH 468State Formation3
ARTH/HIST 514IDEAs in Action General Education logo Monuments and Memory3
ASIA/HIST/PWAD 281The Pacific War, 1937-1945: Its Causes and Legacy3
ASIA 300/RELI 283The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet3
COMM 376The Rhetoric of War and Peace3
ENEC/PLCY 372Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions3
ENEC/PLCY 520Environment and Development3
ENEC/POLI 254International Environmental Politics3
ENGL 279Migration and Globalization3
GEOG 423Social Geography3
GEOG 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Environmental Justice3
GEOG 447Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East3
GEOG 452Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration3
GEOG 453IDEAs in Action General Education logo Political Geography3
GEOG 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo Geographies of Economic Change3
GEOG 464Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe3
GEOG 480Liberation Geographies: The Place, Politics, and Practice of Resistance3
GLBL 87HIDEAs in Action General Education logo First Year Seminar: The Migratory Experience3
GLBL 221IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Migratory Experience F3
GLBL 383IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Whiteness3
GLBL 401IDEAs in Action General Education logo Right Wing Populism in Global Perspective H3
GLBL 415Dealing with Difference: Criminal Justice, Race, and Social Movements in Globalization3
GLBL 450IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Change in Times of Crisis: Knowledge, Action, and Ontology H3
GLBL 481IDEAs in Action General Education logo NGO Politics H3
GLBL 487IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Movements: Rethinking Globalization H3
GLBL 489IDEAs in Action General Education logo Paradigms of Development and Social Change H3
GLBL 491HMajor Controversies in Human Rights3
GSLL/LING 306Language and Nationalism3
HIST 101IDEAs in Action General Education logo A History of Lies, Conspiracies, and Misinformation3
HIST/PWAD 205IDEAs in Action General Education logo War, Diplomacy, and Statecraft, 1618-18153
HIST/PWAD 206IDEAs in Action General Education logo War, Diplomacy, and Statecraft, 1815-19453
HIST/PWAD 207IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Global Cold War3
HIST 276IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Modern Middle East3
HIST 510Human Rights in the Modern World H3
HIST 570The Vietnam War3
HIST 577United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century3
LING 543Language in Politics3
MEJO 446IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Communication and Comparative Journalism3
MUSC 291IDEAs in Action General Education logo Music and Politics3
POLI 130IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Comparative Politics H, F3
POLI 231Latin America and the United States in World Politics3
POLI 234Comparative Politics of the Global South3
POLI 235IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H3
POLI 236Politics of East-Central Europe H3
POLI 238IDEAs in Action General Education logo Politics of the Global South: Latin America H3
POLI 239IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to European Government H3
POLI 252International Organizations and Global Issues H3
POLI 253Problems in World Order3
POLI 255International Migration and Citizenship Today H3
POLI 260IDEAs in Action General Education logo Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe3
POLI 431African Politics and Societies3
POLI 433Politics of the European Union H3
POLI 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo Democracy and Development in Latin America H3
POLI 438IDEAs in Action General Education logo Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe3
POLI 442IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Political Economy3
POLI 443American Foreign Policy: Formulation and Conduct3
POLI 444IDEAs in Action General Education logo Terrorism and International Peace3
POLI 448The Politics of Multilevel Governance3
POLI 449Beg, Borrow, or Steal: How Governments Get Money and Its Effects on Accountability3
POLI 450Contemporary Inter-American Relations H3
POLI 451Race, Ethnicity, and Political Change in Comparative Perspective3
POLI 457International Conflict Processes3
POLI 459Trans-Atlantic Security H3
POLI 470Social and Political Philosophy H3
POLI 471Contemporary Political Thought H3
POLI/PWAD 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Relations and Global Politics H, F3
POLI/PWAD 469Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H3
PLCY 520Environment and Development3
PWAD 250IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Peace and Security Studies3
PWAD 252International Organizations and Global Issues H3
PWAD 352The History of Intelligence Operations3
PWAD 489Empire and Diplomacy H3
RELI 181IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Muslim Societies3
SOCI 111Human Societies3
SOCI 121Population Problems3
SOCI 133Sociology of Politics3
SOCI 274Social and Economic Justice3
SOCI 481Managing International Conflict3
WGST 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health3
WGST 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Queer Politics3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Global Economics, Trade, Development

AAAD 212Africa in the Global System3
AAAD 30721st-Century Scramble for Africa3
AAAD 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Contemporary Africa3
ANTH 320Anthropology of Development3
ANTH 468State Formation3
BUSI 611International Development3
BUSI 617Global Marketing3
ECON 267Comparative Economic Systems3
ECON 360Survey of International and Development Economics H3
ECON 434History of Economic Doctrines3
ECON 450Health Economics: Problems and Policy3
ECON 454Economics of Population3
ECON 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Economics3
ECON 461European Economic Integration3
ECON 465IDEAs in Action General Education logo Economic Development3
ECON 468Socialism, Planning, and the Contemporary Russian Economy3
ECON 469IDEAs in Action General Education logo Asian Economic Systems3
ECON 560IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced International Economics3
GEOG 428IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Cities: Space, Power, and Identity in the Built Environment3
GEOG 453IDEAs in Action General Education logo Political Geography3
GEOG 458Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society3
GEOG 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo Geographies of Economic Change3
GEOG 464Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe3
GLBL 413IDEAs in Action General Education logo Socialist and Decolonial Ecologies3
PLAN 574Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality3
PLAN 773Economic Development Seminar3
PLCY 520Environment and Development3
POLI 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo Democracy and Development in Latin America H3
POLI 442IDEAs in Action General Education logo International Political Economy3
SOCI 58IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Globalization, Work, and Inequality3
SOCI 450Theory and Problems of Developing Societies3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Global Health and Environment

ANTH 147IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Healing Systems3
ANTH 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture3
ANTH 238IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Ecology of Africa3
ANTH 312From the Equator to the Poles: Case Studies in Global Environmental Change3
ANTH 318IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Growth and Development3
ANTH 319IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Health3
ANTH/WGST 443IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cultures and Politics of Reproduction3
ANTH/WGST 445IDEAs in Action General Education logo Migration and Health3
ANTH 446Poverty, Inequality, and Health3
ANTH 470Medicine and Anthropology3
ANTH 473Anthropology of the Body and the Subject3
ARAB 214IDEAs in Action General Education logo Medicine and Modernity in the Arab World3
ENEC/POLI 254International Environmental Politics3
ENEC/GEOG 264Conservation of Biodiversity in Theory and Practice3
ENEC 325IDEAs in Action General Education logo Water Resource Management and Human Rights H3-4
ENEC 330Principles of Sustainability3
ENEC 370Agriculture and the Environment H3
ENEC/PLCY 372Global Environment: Policy Analysis and Solutions3
ENEC/GEOG 437IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Vulnerability to Climate Change3
ENEC 510Policy Analysis of Global Climate Change3
ENEC/PLCY 520Environment and Development3
ENGL 268IDEAs in Action General Education logo Medicine, Literature, and Culture H3
ENVR 600Environmental Health3
ENVR 610Global Environmental Health Inequities3
FREN 305Healthcare in France and the Francophone World3
GEOG 222Health and Medical Geography3
GEOG 237Natural Resources3
GEOG 269IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human-Environment Interactions in the Galapagos Islands3
GEOG 334Human Ecology of Health and Disease3
GEOG 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Environmental Justice3
GEOG 437IDEAs in Action General Education logo Social Vulnerability to Climate Change3
GEOG 446Geography of Health Care Delivery3
GEOG 457IDEAs in Action General Education logo Rural Latin America: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources H3
GEOG/ENEC 451IDEAs in Action General Education logo Population, Development, and the Environment3
GLBL 483IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Health Systems H3
HPM 660International and Comparative Health Systems3
MHCH 610Issues in Maternal and Child Health3
PLCY 480Environmental Decision Making3
PLCY 565Global Health Policy3
SOCI 469Health and Society3
WGST 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health3
WGST 610IDEAs in Action General Education logo Feminism, Sexuality, and Human Rights3
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Transnational Cultures, Identities, Arts

AAAD 210African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa3
AAAD 284IDEAs in Action General Education logo Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas3
AAAD/WGST 200IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender and Sexuality in Africa3
AMST/ENGL/POLI 248/WGST 249IDEAs in Action General Education logo Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice3
ANTH 102IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 123IDEAs in Action General Education logo Habitat and Humanity3
ANTH 147IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Healing Systems3
ANTH 259Culture and Identity3
ANTH 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo Anthropology of War and Peace3
ANTH 284IDEAs in Action General Education logo Culture and Consumption3
ANTH 320Anthropology of Development3
ANTH 334Art, Nature, and Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives3
ANTH 429IDEAs in Action General Education logo Culture and Power in Southeast Asia3
ANTH 477Visual Anthropology3
ARTH 155IDEAs in Action General Education logo African Art Survey3
ARTH 157Introduction to Latin American Visual Culture3
ARTH/HIST 514IDEAs in Action General Education logo Monuments and Memory3
ASIA 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo Asia: An Introduction3
ASIA/RELI 183IDEAs in Action General Education logo Asian Religions3
CMPL 143IDEAs in Action General Education logo History of Global Cinema3
COMM 574War and Culture3
DRAM 486IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin American Theatre3
ENGL 164IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Latina/o Studies H3
FREN 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo French "Discoveries" of the Americas in Translation3
FREN 355Visual Francophone Studies3
FREN 375Francophone Literature and Film3
FREN 377The Evolution of Frenchness since WWII3
GEOG 56IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Local Places in a Globalizing World3
GEOG/ASIA 267IDEAs in Action General Education logo South Asia3
GEOG 447Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East3
GEOG 448Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies3
GEOG 452Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration3
GLBL 383IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Whiteness3
GLBL 486IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sports and Globalization H3
GLBL 492HGlobal Food Films3
GSLL/PWAD 467Language and Political Identity3
HIST 139IDEAs in Action General Education logo HIstory of Muslim Societies since 15003
ITAL 385IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Landscapes: Italy in the UNESCO World Heritage List3
MEJO/WGST 442Gender, Class, Race, and Mass Media3
MEJO 446IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Communication and Comparative Journalism3
MUSC 146IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to World Musics3
MUSC 258IDEAs in Action General Education logo Musical Movements: Migration, Exile, and Diaspora3
RELI 121IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Religion and Culture H3
RELI 284IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Buddhist Tradition: East Asia3
RELI 285IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka3
RELI 345IDEAs in Action General Education logo Black Atlantic Religions H3
RELI 428Religion and Anthropology H3
SLAV 101Introduction to Slavic Civilizations: Peasants, Popes, and Party Hacks3
SPAN 344Latin@ American Cultural Topics3
SPAN 378IDEAs in Action General Education logo Afro-Hispanic Language Contacts3
WGST 124IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sex and Gender in Society3
WGST 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Comparative Queer Politics3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

World Areas

Africa

AAAD 101IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Africa3
AAAD 200IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender and Sexuality in Africa3
AAAD 201IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to African Literature3
AAAD 210African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa3
AAAD 212Africa in the Global System3
AAAD 214IDEAs in Action General Education logo Africa through the Ethnographic Lens3
AAAD 300IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa3
AAAD 301Contemporary China-Africa Relations3
AAAD 30721st-Century Scramble for Africa3
AAAD 315IDEAs in Action General Education logo Political Protest and Conflict in Africa3
AAAD 316Public Policy and Development in Africa3
AAAD 318IDEAs in Action General Education logo Politics of Art in Africa3
AAAD 320IDEAs in Action General Education logo Music of Africa3
AAAD 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Black Feminisms and Women's Apocalyptic Writing3
AAAD 400Contemporary African Politics3
AAAD 403IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa3
AAAD 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Contemporary Africa3
AAAD 414Senegalese Society and Culture3
AAAD 421IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to the Languages of Africa3
AAAD 487IDEAs in Action General Education logo Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies3
ANTH 226The Peoples of Africa3
ANTH 238IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Ecology of Africa3
ARTH 255African Art and Culture3
HIST 130IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern African History3
HIST 279IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern South Africa H3
POLI 431African Politics and Societies3
WGST/HIST 313IDEAs in Action General Education logo Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Asia

ANTH 330IDEAs in Action General Education logo Melancholy Japan: Myth, Memory, and Everyday Life3
ANTH/ASIA 365Chinese Diaspora in the Asia Pacific3
ANTH 375Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia3
ANTH/ASIA 545The Politics of Culture in East Asia3
ANTH/ASIA 574Chinese World Views3
ASIA/HIST 133IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Chinese History3
ASIA 134Modern East Asia3
ASIA 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo Asia: An Introduction3
ASIA 183IDEAs in Action General Education logo Asian Religions3
ASIA 231IDEAs in Action General Education logo Bollywood Cinema3
ASIA 261IDEAs in Action General Education logo India through Western Eyes3
ASIA/RELI 285IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka3
ASIA 331IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cracking India: Partition and Its Legacy in South Asia H3
ASIA 333IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Mahabharata: Remembered and Reimagined3
ASIA 427IDEAs in Action General Education logo Cold War Culture in East Asia: Transnational and Intermedial Connections3
CHIN 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Chinese Civilization3
CHIN 252IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative3
CHIN 253IDEAs in Action General Education logo Chinese Language and Society3
CHIN 361IDEAs in Action General Education logo Chinese Traditional Theater3
CHIN 463IDEAs in Action General Education logo Narrative Ethics in Modern China3
CHIN 464IDEAs in Action General Education logo The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film3
CHIN 562IDEAs in Action General Education logo Contemporary Chinese Urban Culture and Arts3
GEOG 266IDEAs in Action General Education logo Society and Environment in Southeast Asia3
GEOG/ASIA 267IDEAs in Action General Education logo South Asia3
HIST 134Modern East Asia3
HIST 136History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 17503
HIST 287Modern Japan3
HIST 288Japan in the 20th Century3
JAPN 162IDEAs in Action General Education logo Japanese Popular Culture3
JAPN 375IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Culture of Modern, Imperial Japan, 1900-19453
JAPN 482IDEAs in Action General Education logo Embodying Japan: The Cultures of Beauty, Sports, and Medicine in Japan3
KOR 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea3
KOR 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Education and Social Changes in Contemporary Korea3
KOR 232IDEAs in Action General Education logo Imagining the City in Modern Korea: Text, Image, Space3
KOR 327IDEAs in Action General Education logo Korean Diasporas3
KOR 346IDEAs in Action General Education logo Body Politics in Modern Korean Literature H3
RELI 285IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka3
RELI 287IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Japanese Religions3
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Latin America

AAAD 260Blacks in Latin America3
AAAD 278IDEAs in Action General Education logo Black Caribbeans in the United States3
AAAD 460IDEAs in Action General Education logo Race, Culture, and Politics in Brazil3
AAAD 461IDEAs in Action General Education logo Race, Gender, and Activism in Cuba3
ANTH 360Latin American Economy and Society3
ANTH/FOLK 130Anthropology of the Caribbean3
ARTH 267IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin American Modernisms3
GEOG 259IDEAs in Action General Education logo Society and Environment in Latin America3
GEOG 430Global Migrations, Local Impacts: Urbanization and Migration in the United States3
GEOG 457IDEAs in Action General Education logo Rural Latin America: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources H3
GEOG 458Urban Latin America: Politics, Economy, and Society3
GLBL 382Latin American Migrant Perspectives: Ethnography and Action3
HIST 142IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin America under Colonial Rule3
HIST 143IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin America since Independence3
HIST 145IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin American Indigenous Peoples3
HIST 175HHonors Seminar in Latin American History3
HIST 242IDEAs in Action General Education logo United States-Latin American Relations3
HIST 248Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America3
HIST 532History of Cuba3
LTAM 101Introduction to Latin American Studies3
MUSC 147IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to the Music of the Américas3
POLI 231Latin America and the United States in World Politics3
POLI 238IDEAs in Action General Education logo Politics of the Global South: Latin America H3
POLI 434Politics of Mexico3
POLI 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo Democracy and Development in Latin America H3
POLI 450Contemporary Inter-American Relations H3
PORT 310IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Communication in Portuguese: Media & Entertainment 3
PORT 370IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Brazil through Literature and Film in Translation3
PORT 375IDEAs in Action General Education logo Portuguese and Brazilian Fiction in Translation3
PORT 387Brazilian Religious Movements through Film and Literature3
PORT 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film3
SPAN 344Latin@ American Cultural Topics3
WGST 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo Women and Gender in Latin American History3
WGST 352IDEAs in Action General Education logo Rahtid Rebel Women: An Introduction to Caribbean Women3
WGST 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health3
WGST 465IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender, (Im)migration, and Labor in Latina Literature3
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Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Middle East

ARAB 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Arab Cultures3
ARAB 151IDEAs in Action General Education logo Arabic Literature through the Ages3
ARAB 337IDEAs in Action General Education logo Borders and Walls in the Arab World3
ARAB 453IDEAs in Action General Education logo Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World3
ASIA 124IDEAs in Action General Education logo Iranian Post-1979 Cinema3
ASIA/HIST/PWAD 277IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Conflict over Israel/Palestine3
ASIA 359IDEAs in Action General Education logo Literary Diasporas of the Middle East3
ASIA 435IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa3
ASIA 471IDEAs in Action General Education logo Gender and Sexuality in Middle Eastern Literature3
GEOG 447Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East3
HIST 139IDEAs in Action General Education logo HIstory of Muslim Societies since 15003
HIST 276IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Modern Middle East3
HIST 537Women in the Middle East3
HIST 538The Middle East and the West3
JWST 107Introduction to Modern Judaism3
RELI 64IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Reintroducing Islam3
RELI 180IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
RELI 181IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Muslim Societies3
RELI 385IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Muslims and the Qur'an3
RELI 480IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern Muslim Literatures3
RELI 581IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sufism3
RELI 583IDEAs in Action General Education logo Religion and Culture in Iran, 1500-Present3
RELI 584IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Qur'an as Literature3
SOCI 419Sociology of the Islamic World3

Western Europe and the European Union

ANTH 377European Societies3
ARTH 152IDEAs in Action General Education logo Art in Life: An Introduction to Western Art from the Renaissance to the Modern Period H3
ARTH 283IDEAs in Action General Education logo Picturing Paris: 1800-20003
CMPL/GSLL 270/JWST 239/RELI 239German Culture and the Jewish Question3
DRAM 286Modern Irish Drama3
DRAM 289Contemporary Irish Drama H3
DTCH 405Topics in Dutch Culture: A Literary Survey3
ECON 461European Economic Integration3
ENGL 278IDEAs in Action General Education logo Irish Writing, 1800-20003
EURO/HIST 159IDEAs in Action General Education logo From War to Prosperity: 20th-Century Europe3
FREN 305Healthcare in France and the Francophone World3
FREN 350IDEAs in Action General Education logo Current Societal Issues: France and Beyond3
FREN 372IDEAs in Action General Education logo French and Francophone Studies since 17893
FREN 377The Evolution of Frenchness since WWII3
FREN 378French and European Transmigrations: Global Contexts3
FREN 386French New Wave Cinema3
FREN 388History of French Cinema I: 1895-19503
FREN 389History of French Cinema II: 1950 to the Present3
GEOG 464Europe Today: Transnationalism, Globalisms, and the Geographies of Pan-Europe3
GERM 280IDEAs in Action General Education logo 20th-Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures3
GERM 302IDEAs in Action General Education logo Advanced Communication in German: Media, Arts, Culture3
GERM 350Modern German Literature3
GERM 382Representations of Violence and Terrorism in Contemporary German Literature and Film3
GSLL 255Germany and Cold War: Occupation, Division, Reunification, Renewed Conflict with Russia (1945-Today)3
HIST/EURO/POLI 257IDEAs in Action General Education logo Politics, Society, and Culture in Postwar Germany3
HIST 259IDEAs in Action General Education logo Towards Emancipation? Women in Modern Europe3
HIST 262IDEAs in Action General Education logo History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews3
ITAL 320IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Cities and Cultures: History, Power, and Ecology3
ITAL 330Italian History and Culture I3
ITAL 333IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Film and Culture3
ITAL 335IDEAs in Action General Education logo Themes in Italian Film3
ITAL 343IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Culture Today: Modern Italy as a Nation 1860 to Present3
ITAL 365IDEAs in Action General Education logo Italian Food and Culture3
ITAL 398Undergraduate Seminar in Italian3
POLI 232HPolitics of the United Kingdom3
POLI 239IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to European Government H3
POLI 433Politics of the European Union H3
POLI 438IDEAs in Action General Education logo Democracy and International Institutions in an Undivided Europe3
POLI 630Political Contestation in Europe3
PORT 388IDEAs in Action General Education logo Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film3
ROML 56IDEAs in Action General Education logo First-Year Seminar: Italians in Search of Harmony3
SPAN 340Iberian Cultural Topics3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Russia and Eastern Europe

GLBL 482Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Institutions H3
HIST 161IDEAs in Action General Education logo Russia Becomes an Empire3
HIST 162IDEAs in Action General Education logo Russia under the Last Tsars and Soviet Commissars3
JWST/PLSH 412From Communism to Capitalism: 20th- and 21st-Century Polish Literature and Culture3
POLI 235IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Politics of Russia and Eurasia H3
POLI 236Politics of East-Central Europe H3
POLI/PWAD 469Conflict and Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia H3
POLI/PWAD/SOCI 260IDEAs in Action General Education logo Crisis and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe3
RUSS 270IDEAs in Action General Education logo Crimes and Punishments: Russian Literature of the 19th Century3
RUSS 273Russian Culture and Society: 1890-19173
RUSS 274Russian Literature from the Revolution to Today3
RUSS 445IDEAs in Action General Education logo 19th Century Russian Literature and Culture3
RUSS 469Bulgakov3
SLAV 248Childhood and Adolescence in Slavic Literature H3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Additional Information

The curriculum urges that in addition to fulfilling requirements, students continue the study of a foreign language to a level as close as possible to fluency. All majors should also make every effort to include a study abroad program in their undergraduate education, preferably in their sophomore or junior year.

Students must complete all General Education requirements. No courses fulfilling major requirements may be taken Pass/Fail.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans can be used as a guide to identify the courses required to complete the major and other requirements needed for degree completion within the expected eight semesters. The actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Students should meet with their academic advisor to create a degree plan that is specific and unique to their interests. The sample plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UNC–Chapel Hill in the fall term. Some courses may not be offered every term.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
First-Year Foundation Courses
IDST 101 IDEAs in Action General Education logo College Thriving 1
ENGL 105
IDEAs in Action General Education logo English Composition and Rhetoric
or IDEAs in Action General Education logo English Composition and Rhetoric (Interdisciplinary)
3
First-Year Seminar or First-Year Launch 3
Triple-I and Data Literacy 4
Foreign language level 1 (language 1) 4
Foreign language level 2 (language 1) 4
Major Courses
Core course #1 3
Hours 22
Sophomore Year
GLBL 210 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Global Issues and Globalization 1 3
Foreign language level 3 (language 1) 3
Foreign language level 4 (language 1) 3
Core course #2 3
Theme/area course (2 courses) 6
Hours 18
Junior Year
Foreign language level 5 (language 1) OR foreign language level 1 (language 2) 3
Foreign language level 6 (language 1) OR foreign language level 2 (language 2) 3
Theme/area courses (3 courses) 9
Hours 15
Senior Year
Theme/area courses (2 courses) 6
Hours 6
Total Hours 61
1

 This is just a recommendation. GLBL 210 can be an appropriate course for first-year students.

Special Opportunities in Global Studies

Honors in Global Studies

Honors study involves the completion of a substantial piece of original research and the formal presentation of the results in an honors thesis and oral defense. Those who successfully complete the program are awarded their B.A. degree with either honors or highest honors in global studies. Students who wish to submit a thesis for honors in global studies must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average and, under normal circumstances, a 3.5 grade point average in the major and must enroll in GLBL 691H and GLBL 692H. GLBL 692H may count toward the major as a theme or area studies course with departmental approval. GLBL 691H will count as elective credit only. Each prospective honors student must submit a two- to three-page prospectus outlining his/her project in the spring of their junior year. Students accepted into the global studies honors program will enroll in GLBL 691H in the fall of their senior year and GLBL 692H in the spring of their senior year.

Joint Degree Program

UNC–Chapel Hill provides an innovative joint undergraduate degree program with the National University of Singapore. Approved programs are offered in biology, economics, English, geography, history, and political science. A program proposal for global studies is in development and if approved, will be available to students. This dynamic opportunity affords students the opportunity to take advantage of the complementary and differing strengths of faculty, programs, and environment at both world class universities.

For further information contact the Study Abroad Office or the director of undergraduate studies for global studies, Dr. Jonathan Weiler.

Study Abroad (recommended, but optional)

Global studies majors are encouraged to gain experiential knowledge of the countries and thematic concerns they are studying through participation in an approved study abroad program appropriate to their areas of concentration. Every effort will be made by the curriculum to integrate study abroad courses into the major. Students must receive course approval from the director of undergraduate studies prior to departure for a program abroad. No credit will be given unless programs are preapproved.

Undergraduate Awards

All majors in the Curriculum in Global Studies who study abroad are considered for two study abroad awards that are presented each year. These funds may be used to defray any expenses associated with studying abroad.

The Michael L. and Matthew L. Boyatt Award Fund provides several meritorious awards each year of no more than $2,500 each. They are designated for majors who want to participate in a study abroad program pertinent to their area of concentration within global studies.

The Laura Hudson Richards Fund provides one award of $2,500 each year to a major in the Curriculum in Global Studies who demonstrates both academic excellence and financial need.

In addition, each spring the curriculum awards the Douglas Eyre Prize to the student writing the best honors thesis. The curriculum also selects an annual recipient of the Anne Scaff Award for service to the curriculum and for internationalizing the College. Students chosen to receive the Eyre Prize and Scaff Award are recognized at the curriculum’s spring commencement ceremony.

Curriculum in Global Studies

Visit Program Website

FedEx Global Education Center, Suite 2200, CB# 3263

Chair

Banu Gökarıksel

banug@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jonathan Weiler

jweiler@email.unc.edu

Director of Graduate Studies

Erica Johnson

ericaj@email.unc.edu

Diversity Liaison & Internship Coordinator

Michal Osterweil

osterwei@email.unc.edu

Student Services Manager

Zach Ward

wzw59@email.unc.edu

Business Services Coordinator

L.E. Alexander

genez@email.unc.edu