UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Global Studies

Division of Social Sciences
Social Sciences and Media Studies 2006
Undergraduate email: meghanzero@ucsb.edu; Telephone: (805) 893-7860
Graduate email: gd-global@global.ucsb.edu; Telephone: (805) 893-4668
Website: www.global.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Alison Brysk


 

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GLOBL 1. Global History, Culture and Ideology
(4) GUNN, MCCARTY
A survey of the historical processes that have brought different areas of the world into closer contact. Topics include ideologies of nationalism, democracy, and liberalism; international trade and migrations; technological changes; colonialism; the globalization of culture; and the reactions to them.
GLOBL 2. Global Socioeconomic and Political Processes
(4) APPELBAUM, JUERGENSMEYER
Examination of contemporary social, economic, political, and environmental change in a global context; the emergence of a global economy and new systems of world order; and the debate over "globalization" and whether or not it is desireable.
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GLOBL 102. Global Religion
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Religious Studies 108 and Sociology 118GR.
Examination of the globalization of religious traditions in the modern world. Topics include the polarities between homeland and diaspora, the relationships between transnational religions and nation-states, and how these dynamics change the very nature of religious traditions.
GLOBL 104. Global Diasporas and Cultural Change
(4) MANN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Globalization of the world's population through international migrations; the emergence of diasporic cultures and their relationship to the countriesof origin; interactions between immigrant/ethnic cultures and the dominant cultures of the host societies; the nature of transnational identities.
GLOBL 110. Global Culture and Ethics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Global Studies 1 and 2; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Explores connections over the last century between global cultural developments and the quest for normative values on a global level. Topics include the communications revolution, cultural ideologies, international migrations and diasporas, the human rights movement, and new cosmopolitanisms.
GLOBL 111. Human Rights and World Order
(4) BRYSK
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
This course will analyze theories, patterns, cases, and causes of human rights violations throughout the world. What are the international human rights standards? What remedies are available at the global, national, social, and individual levels?
GLOBL 118. Gender Violence and Human Rights
(4) BRYSK
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Explores drivers, norms, patterns, and policy responses to gender-based violence in global perspective. How does "women's rights as human rights" improve our understanding of this global problem? What are the challenges of responding to human rights abuse by non-state actors?
GLOBL 120. Global Ideologies and World Order
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Global Studies 1 and 2; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Deals with conceptions of the world as a unitary political system and how these views come into confrontation with one another. Topics include the nation-state system, political ideologies, international organizations, global conflict, and the emergent civil society.
GLOBL 123. Introduction to International Political Economy
(4) COHEN
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Political Science 186. Not open for credit to students who have completed Political Science 186A.
Introduction to the politic of international economic relations. Examination of alternative analytical and theoretical perspectives for their value in helping understand and evaluate the historical development and current operation of the world economy.
GLOBL 124. Global Conflict
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Global Peace and Security 138 or Interdisciplinary 197C. Same course as Sociology 138G.
Exploration of some of the major points of tension in global society since the end of the cold war, with emphasis on the rise of religious nationalismand ethnic strife in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Russia.
GLOBL 130. Global Economy and Development
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Global Studies 1 and 2; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Examines recent theories and perspectives on global political economy and development studies. Topics include, among others, the new global economy, transnational corporations, transnational labor markets, international trade and finance, social and economic development, and North-South relations.
GLOBL 135. The Cold War Today
(4) MCCARTY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
A critical overview of the political and ideological origins of the Cold War, its impact on the geopolitical order over the decades, how the Cold War changed the meaning and methods of warfare, and its lasting impact on the world today.
GLOBL 136. Global Economic Imbalances
(4) MEHTA
Prerequisite: Global 130
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Studies the determinants of shifting international economic relations. Topics include trade and financial imbalances, financial and balance-of-payment crises, fiscal and monetary policy, structural transformation, economic development, employment and inequality.
GLOBL 138. Global Health
(4) MCCARTY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
An overview of challenges to global health including pandemics, regional conflict, refugees, shortages of water, food and pharmaceuticals, the role of international organizations, humanitarian aid crises, and the impact of race, gender, poverty, education and mass incarceration on access to health care.
GLOBL 147. Haiti: Local Realities, Global Influences
(4) CLITANDRE
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Since the January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, the country has been widely recognized as a Nation of NGO's. This course explores local realities as well as global issues and influences that contribute to Haiti's poverty and weakened state.
GLOBL 148. Caribbean Women Writers and Migratory Subjects
(4) CLITANDRE
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
This course examines the implications of migration and the formation of transnational identity. We will read novels by Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean Women writers who speak to the interlinked relationship between migration, racism, sexism and economic deprivation.
GLOBL 155. Ethnographies of Globalization
(4) DARIAN-SMITH
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Gives students a deeper understanding of global processes and their impact at the local level. Drawing on ethnographic studies from around the world, we explore how people from different cultures make sense of, react to, and sometimes resist, global processes.
GLOBL 157. Global Media
(4) MCCARTY
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Explores role media play in ongoing processes of globalization, international politics and cultural imperialism. Topics include the manufacture of images, identities, issues and perspectives, and the potential of new media for mobilizing grassroots political,environmental, indigenous and anti-globalization movements.
GLOBL 158. American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
(4) BOURAAD-NASH
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Course examines the evolution of US Mideast Policy since 1945, focusing on policy-making institutions, interaction between domestic and external politics, national security, Arab- Israeli conflict, rise and demise of the USSR, access to oil, terrorism, Proliferation, revolution and democratization.
GLOBL 159. Globalization and Culture
(4) NEDERVEEN
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Discusses historical themes, oriental globalization and East- West osmosis, and theoretical perspectives. Topics include the clash of civilizations, McDonaldization, and hybridity narratives; and ethnicity, multiculturalism in different cultural settings, and global multiculture.
GLOBL 161. Global Environmental Policy and Politics
(4) CLEMENCON
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
The evolution of international environmental negotiations, agreements, and organizations, and the role governmental and non-governmental actors are playing in shaping them are examined. Climate change, biodiversity conservation, and equitable global sustainable development are among the critical policy challenges considered.
GLOBL 162. Sexuality and Globalization
(4) AMAR
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Examines globalizing cultural politics of sexuality through literature, popular media, subaltern performances, and press discourse from Global South; engages questions of ?universalized? LGBTQ identities, Islamic law and sexual rights, militarized masculinities, recognition of transexualities, and queer, anti-racist and feminist globalisms.
GLOBL 163. Global Cultures from 17th C to Present
(4) LEZRA
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
How the figure of the ?other? has been represented since early global cultures of the Atlantic World. We will read plays, poems, visual culture and novels that address the racial and colonial ?other? since early European colonialisms.
GLOBL 165. Colonialism, Neocolonialism and Globalization
(4) LEZRA
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Through close readings of 20th and 21st Century culture from Africa, the Caribbean and India, we will study how Colonialism, Neocolonialism and Globalization have diversely shaped the relationship between subject and nation.
GLOBL 168. Global Policing of Sex and Drugs
(4) AMAR
Repeat Comments: Previously LawSo 166
Examines the global politics and policies driving police "wars" against phenomena such as narcotrafficking, sex tourism, prostitution, money laundering, racialized labor migration, "queer" border-crossers.
GLOBL 171. Global Environmental Law & Policy
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Concurrently offered with Global 271
A focus on global environmental problems in our time, particularly climate change and its impact on resource scarcity, human security, energy geopolitics, and democracy in an unevenly structured world system, including the search for world order solutions.
GLOBL 172. International Organizations and Global Governance
(4) CLÉMENÇON
Prerequisite: Upper Division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Analyzes the evolution of and role played by international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in global governance, including the United Nations and its specialized agencies, World Bank, IMF, WTO, European Commission and global non-governmental organizations and transnational corporations.
GLOBL 173. Energy in Global Societies
(4) BARANDIARAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
The course examines how energy choices are made and investigates our views of nature, society and markets. Students will read both historical and contemporary accounts of energy politics to understand linkages between the global and the local. Students will learn to think critically and creatively about energy.
GLOBL 174. Global Perspectives on Environment and Society
(4) JIA CHING CHEN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Introduces interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing societal interactions with the environment, and highlights political, economic and cultural processes that shape (and are shaped by) the environment. Topical coverage includes conservation, food, energy, climate, pollution and global industrial production. The class assignments emphasize critical evaluation of specific social-environmental problems and the ideas, policies and practices that people engage in addressing them.
GLOBL 177AAZZ. Special Topics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit, provided letter designation is different, to a maximum of 12 units, but only 8 units may be appliedtowards the major.
Special Topics in Global Studies. Topics will vary according to instructor.
GLOBL 180A. Introduction to Women, Culture, and Development
(4) HANCOCK, BHAVANI
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 156A.
Critical examination of the interrelationships between women, culture and development. Topics include colonialism, violence, globalization and the state, health and reproduction, religion and nationalism, sustainable development, biotechnology, representation, and resistance movements.
GLOBL 191. Global Societies Journal
(4) DARIAN-SMITH
Prerequisite: upper division standing
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring. Not for credit in the global major.
For members of the editorial board of the Global Societies Journal at UCSB. Participants develop submission criteria and select articles for publication, edit, proof-read, do layout and publicity.
GLOBL 192. Research & Writing
(4) DARIAN-SMITH
Prerequisite: Upper Division
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Introduces research and writing with respect to global issues. Topics include how to design a research project, what is a research paper, using theoretical and analytical frameworks, applying multi-method approaches. Also provides advice on how to apply to graduate school.
GLOBL 194. Group Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; open to Global Studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units, but only 8 units maybe applied towards the major.
Themes will vary according to instructor.
GLOBL 197. Special Topics in Global and International Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Open to Global Studies majors only. May be repeated for credit to a maximumof 12 units, but only 8 units may be applied towards the major.
Topics will vary according to instructor.
GLOBL 199. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of program (department) and instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a cumulative 3.0 for the proceeding 3 quarter(s). Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for the preceeding three quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 15 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the minor.
Independent studies in global and international studies. Students must be majors in global and international studies or present justification to the program for diverting from this norm.
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GLOBL 201. Gateway Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: For graduate students doing the Ph.D. emphasis in Global Studies.
Provides an overview of globalization while at the same time reflecting the specific concerns and key debates within the participating disciplines.Seminar is led by one participating faculty member responsible for content and continuity but involves faculty from participating disciplines.
GLOBL 220. History and Theory of Globalization
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. Offered as a foundation course to global graduate students during the first quarter of their first year.
Overview of the basic ideas and major writings that have influenced the field of global and international studies. This is an interdisciplinary reading seminar intended as a foundational course for the MA program, required of all first year students.
GLOBL 221. Global Political Economy, Development, and Environment
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Critical examination of the political and economic aspects of globalization, focusing on the prospects and challenges of an economic development that is both socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. This specialization gateway course is required of all first year students.
GLOBL 222. Global Culture, Ideology, and Religion
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Fall. This specialization gateway course is required of all first year students.
This seminar focuses on how culture & religion have affected and been shaped by global processes, including such issues as cross- & inter-cultural understanding, Diasporic communities, revolutions in literature, media, & communication, religious nationalism, & the role of religion in global civil society.
GLOBL 223. Global Governance, Human Rights, and Civil Society
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Fall. This is a gateway seminar and will be offered with the other gateway seminars in the fall or winter quartersof the first year.
This seminar focuses on the various dimensions of political, economic, and social order that arise from transnational conflict and cooperation, addressing such issues as the relations among sovereign states, market forces, civil society, and struggles for global justice.
GLOBL 224. Research Methods
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring. Will typically be offered in either the winter or spring quarters for first year global graduate students.
This seminar, required of all first year students, introduces students to logics of inquiry and epistemologies central to understanding the intersection of the transnational and international, and methodological training in areas such as documentary analysis, interviewing, field methods, and surveys.
GLOBL 225. Research Design
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
This seminar introduces students to logics of inquiry and epistemologies central to understanding the intersection of the transnational, international, and methodological training in areas such as documentary analysis, interviewing, field methods, and surveys. Required of first year global graduate students.
GLOBL 226A. Pro seminar
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
This pro seminar features student and faculty presentations, occasional outside speakers, discussion of career options, and generally serves to socialize students professionally through weekly contact with one another and with faculty. The pro seminar is required of all global graduate students.
GLOBL 226B. Pro seminar
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
This pro seminar features student and faculty presentations, occasional outside speakers, discussion of career options, and generally serves to socialize students professionally through weekly contact with one another and with faculty. The pro seminar is required of all global graduate students.
GLOBL 227. Capstone Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
This seminar, required of all second year global graduate students, provides a culminating opportunity to present the results of their M.A. thesis or project, obtain feedback from their peers, and share their experiences with one another.
GLOBL 228A. Graduate Research Data Analysis
(4) BARANDIARAN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Recommended Preparation: GLOBL 224; GLOBL 225
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring. Will typically be offered in either the winter or spring quarters for 2ND year global graduate students.
Intended for graduate students that have completed primary thesis research and beginning to analyze their data. Topics will include categorizing qualitative and quantitative data, describing variation in data, and exploring more advanced strategies of data analysis.
GLOBL 228B. Graduate Research Dissemination
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Students will begin summarizing the significance of their research findings and situating those findings in the context of relevant literature. Students will draft thesis chapters, critique each other's work and learn to disseminate their research.
GLOBL 229. Logics of Inquiry
(4) TBA
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing; consent of department.
An introduction to interdisciplinary theoretical concerns and analytics pertinent to the field of Global Studies. An overview of social theory, its major figures and intellectual movements, providing context for key analytical approaches to an array of contemporary global issues.
GLOBL 230. Research Methods in Global and International Affairs
(4) APPELBAUM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
An introduction to basic research skills required in the policy- and decision-making undertaken in international organizations, drawing on a variety of methodologies. The course introduces students to basic research approaches drawing on a variety of research methodologies.
GLOBL 231. Theories of Intercultural Understanding
(4) GUNN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Introduction to the theories and concepts required for better understanding the importance of culture in shaping ethical, political, economic and social behavior including an exploration of the challenges of cross- and intercultural interpretation and translation.
GLOBL 232A. Contemporary Issues
(1) APPELBAUM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Course is taken by all first year students during fall quarter. It focuses on issues of practical and professional concern to MAG&IS students, including seminar discussions with visiting faculty and practitioners.
GLOBL 232B. Contemporary Issues
(1) APPELBAUM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Course is taken by all first year students during winter quarter. It focuses on issues of practical and professional concerns to MAG&IS students, including seminar discussions with visiting faculty and practitioners.
GLOBL 233. Transnational Forces and Political Systems
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Exploration of global trends and rise of global civil society responding to population mobility and diasporas, erosion of national cultures, political authority, global communications media, transnational environmental issues, international drug and sex trade, and increased antiglobal protest and religious conflict.
GLOBL 234. Microeconomics for Global Studies
(4) MEHTA
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Globalization has involved an expansion in the role played by markets. This course focuses on how markets work, what they are and are not expected to achieve, and what this means for policy. Principles and tools for diagnosing economic problems are taught through application to policy debates.
GLOBL 235. Organizational Policy and Management
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A foundational understanding of organizational theories, including scholarship of international management and leadership, that focuses on the challenges facing organizations in a rapidly globalizing world.
GLOBL 236. The Global Economy
(4) MEHTA
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Uses accounting identities, macroeconomic theory and data to study the structure of the global economy, countries' positions in it, and the political-economy challenges they face. Clarifies debates over how to respond through fiscal, monetary, trade and social policies.
GLOBL 237. Global Organizations and Civil Society
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
A basic understanding of the development of global organizations, from multinational corporations to global civil society. The course covers the history of governmental organizations and the changing features of NGOs.
GLOBL 238. Global Governance and World Order
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Exploration of various solutions to the challenge of providing global governance for world order, including changing role of sovereign states, emerging roles of regional actors, international institutions, NGOs, globalizing market forces, international law and morality, religious movements and geopolitical ambitions.
GLOBL 239. Internship Preparation Seminar
(4) APPELBAUM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Pre-internship preparation using various research skills on activities that will relate to the internship experience. Topics will include setting internship goals, managing expectations, special issues in NGOs, and to produce a work plan for initial stages of the internship and a draft version proposal of the project/thesis.
GLOBL 242. Colonialism as Theory and Practice
(4) LEZRA
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
An introduction to non-Western discourses on and responses to the cultures and practices of Western colonialism. Students will read literary and political writings by non-Western writers from several different colonial and postcolonial locations around the world.
GLOBL 243. Development Theories/Strategies
(4) NEDERVEEN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Analyzes major trends in development thinking and policy and discusses development theories from the classics in political economy through modernization theory, dependency, alternative development, neoliberalism, human development, post-development, and culture & development.
GLOBL 244. Laws and Societies
(4) DARIAN-SMITH
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
This seminar is an introductory examination of the relationship between laws, societies and politics. We approach legal systems as pluralistic, operating across local, regional, national, international and global arenas. Topics include global governance, human rights, immigration, terrorism, and the environment.
GLOBL 245. Human Rights and Globalization in Latin America
(4) AMAR
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Examines topics related to transnational processes, juridical-legal struggles, and social change in Latin American societies, including the relationship between states and militaries, gender relations and women's rights, indigenous, environmental and race issues, and international influences on national law, social justice and public policy.
GLOBL 246. Human Rights and Globalization in the Middle East
(4) AMAR
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Examines topics related to transnational processes, juridical-legal struggles, and social change in Middle Eastern societies, including the relationship between states and religious communities, gender relations and women's rights, and international influences on national law, social justice and public policy.
GLOBL 247. Global Governance: States, Struggles, Bodies and Sovereignties
(4) AMAR
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Explores issues of governance in the public, private, international and NGO spheres in the global south. Focuses on the security-development nexus, new forms of humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping, gender, sexuality and ethnicity, and on debates around internationalized corporate and public government in the post-colonial context.
GLOBL 248. Sexuality and Globalization
(4) AMAR
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Examines the global culture and politics of sexuality through comparative and transnational studies of debates around sexual rights, state governmentalities, public morality, religious revival, and marriage and health politics.
GLOBL 249. Religion in Global Affairs
(4) JUERGENSMEYER
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
An exploration of how religion and secularism are conceived throughout the world, and the role they play in defining national identities and global politics; and an investigation into the religious aspects of violent and nonviolent transnational activist movements.   
GLOBL 252. GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS
(4) BRYSK
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Analyzes definitions, debates, and patterns of violation of human rights worldwide. Traces responses from law, policy, social mobilization, and culture. Considers the role of state, non-state, and global actors as sources of governance.
GLOBL 253. Science, Technology and Globalization
(4) BARANDIARAN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Globalization is associated with technological progress and institutions that operate and think globally. This course introduces students to the exciting literature on how science and technology shape (and are shaped by) phenomena like globalization, democracy, political power and identity. Despite our faith in the power of science and technology to improve the human condition, too often their effects have been uneven. Students will learn to see science and technology as ideal sites for Global Studies research.
GLOBL 270. Law in Global Context
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
This course deals with current global issues and the legal consequences that transcend borders of nation-states, including human rights, environment, conflict, religion, criminal activities, terrorism, the Internet, and disease.
GLOBL 271. Global Environmental Law & Policy
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Global environmental problems in our time, particularly climate change and its impact on resource scarcity, human security, energy geopolitics, and democracy in an unevenly structured world system, including the search for world order solutions.
GLOBL 291D. Special Topics
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Seminar in special areas of interest in Global and International Studies. Specific course titles to be announced by the Program each quarter offered. Course content varies.
GLOBL 292AAZZ. Special Topics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Seminar in special areas of interest in Global and International Studies. Specific course titles to be announced by the Program each quarter offered. Course content varies.
GLOBL 292A. Special Topics
GLOBL 292AM. Special Topics
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GLOBL 292JC. Special Topics
GLOBL 292MD. Special Topics
GLOBL 292NC. Special Topics
GLOBL 501. Teaching Assistant Practicum
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Appointment as teaching assistant in Global and International Studies.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward degree.
Analyses of texts and materials, discussion of teaching techniques, conducting discussion sections, formulation of topics and questions for papers and examinations, and grading papers and examinations under the supervision of the instructor. Designed to meet the needs of the graduate student who serves as a teaching assistant.
GLOBL 596. Directed Reading And Research
(1-12) STAFF
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit upon approval of department chair.
Individual tutorial. Plan of study must be approved by department chair or MAGIS director.
GLOBL 596A. Directed Thesis Advising
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter. Taken Winter quarter by second year graduate students.
Individual thesis research. A written proposal for thesis research and tutorial must be approved by the graduate student's M.A. committee chair.
GLOBL 596B. Directed Thesis Advising
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring. Taken Spring quarter by second year graduate students.
Individual thesis research. A written proposal for thesis research and tutorial must be approved by the graduate student's M.A. committee chair.
GLOBL 597. Independent Study for M.A. and Ph.D. Examinations
(4-8) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Units do not count toward graduate degrees. Maximum of 24 units per examination.
Individual study for M.A. or Ph.D. examination. Normally taken with the student's committee chair.
GLOBL 598. Master's Thesis Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Master's thesis research and preparation.
GLOBL 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of department.
Ph.D. dissertation research and preparation. Normally taken with the student's committee chair.

 
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GPS 136. Theories of Peace, Conflict and Violence
(4) BOURAAD-NASH
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Interdisciplinary 197A.
Fundamental issues relating to global peace and security: Focus on "negative peace"--the problem of war and organized violence; peace as the avoidance of war.
GPS 137. World Society in Transformation: Building Enduring Peace
(4) BOURAAD-NASH
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Interdisciplinary 197B.
Fundamental exploration of issues relating to global peace and security with a focus on "positive peace"--peace as human rights, sustainable development, ecological balance, political participation and other positive aspects of human security.
GPS 140. Theory and Practice of Nonviolence
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Interdisciplinary 140.
Critical examination of nonviolence as a philosophy of life and as a pragmatic approach to conflict resolution. Philosophical, psychological, cultural, and political aspects. Major theorists of nonviolence including Gandhi, King, Dharp. Application to confict at all levels: interpersonal, intergroup, and international. Case studies.
GPS 194. Group Studies for Global Peace and Security
(4) BOURAAD-NASH
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Interdisciplinary 194GP to amaximum of 12 units, but only 4 units may be applied toward the major.
Intensive analysis of topics and themes in global peace and security. Topics will vary with instructor and year.
GPS 196. Global Peace and Security Seminar
(4) BOURAAD-NASH
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units, but only 4 units may be applied toward the major. Not open for credit to students who have completed Interdisciplinary 196GP.
Intensive analysis of methods and problems of global peace and security. Topics will vary with the instructor and quarter.