About the Program
The MA degree in Global Studies (GS) is a one-year Masters program. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide the fundamentals of contemporary international issues as well as detailed knowledge on particular world regions or countries. The MA degree in Global Studies provides wide flexibility in crafting an individual interdisciplinary program. Students tailor the content of their programs within a defined framework to suit their interests. Specific course work is chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser.
Master's Degree Requirements
- Students must COMPLETE a minimum of 24 units, at least twelve of which must be graduate-level course work (courses numbered 200-299). Two-thirds of all course work must be letter-graded. Thus no more than a third of all units may be taken on an S/U or P/NP grading basis.
- Students are required to complete two Global Studies proseminars, one in the fall, the other in the spring. They must also enroll in at least two social science and two area studies courses (in the same area).
- Capstone – All students must undergo a comprehensive examination, with both written and oral components. A committee consisting of three faculty members will direct the examination for all of the students in any given cohort, which will require synthesis of material from student coursework.
|Possible courses include:|
|AFRICAM 240||Special Topics in Cultural Studies of the Diaspora||1-4|
|AFRICAM 299||Individual Study or Research||1-4|
|ANTHRO 250A||Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Psychological Anthropology||4|
|ANTHRO 250V||Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Tourism||4|
|ANTHRO 250X||Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Special Topics||4|
|ANTHRO 280B||Seminars in Area Studies: Africa||4|
|ANTHRO 299||Directed Research||1-12|
|CHICANO 159||Mexican Immigration||4|
|CY PLAN 284||Urban Theory||3|
|DEV ENG 215||Global Poverty: Challenges and Hopes in the New Millennium||4|
|DEVP 221||Climate, Energy and Development||3|
|DEVP C253||International Economic Development Policy||3|
|EDUC 290A||Special Topics Seminars: Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation||1-4|
|ECON 162||The Chinese Economy||3|
|ECON 210B||Topics in European Economic History||3|
|ECON 281||Seminar in International Trade and Finance||3|
|ENGIN 157AC||Engineering, The Environment, and Society||4|
|ENE,RES 273||Research Methods in Social Sciences||3|
|ENE,RES 290||Seminar in Energy and Resources||1-4|
|ESPM 260||Governance of Global Production||3|
|ETH STD 240||Series in Comparative Transnational Theories and Methods||4|
|GEOG C155||Race, Space, and Inequality||4|
|GEOG 167AC||Border Geographies, Migration and Decolonial Movements of Latin America||4|
|GLOBAL 210||MA Seminar for Global Studies||4|
|GLOBAL 150Q||Special Topics In Asia||4|
|GLOBAL 154M||Special Topics: Global Middle East||4|
|HISTORY 103F||Proseminar: Problems in Interpretation in the Several Fields of History: Asia||4|
|HISTORY 103U||Proseminar: Problems in Interpretation in the Several Fields of History: Comparative History||4|
|HISTORY 130||American Foreign Policy||4|
|HISTORY 152A||Topics in the History of the British Isles: Ireland Since the Union||4|
|HISTORY 280B||Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Europe||4|
|HISTORY 280F||Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Asia||4|
|HISTORY 280H||Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Africa||4|
|HISTORY 280M||Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Middle East||4|
|HISTORY 280U||Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Studies in Comparative History||4|
|HISTORY 283||Historical Method and Theory||4|
|HISTORY 285B||Research Seminars: Europe||4|
|IAS 299||Directed Reading||1-4|
|INFO 290||Special Topics in Information||1-4|
|NUC ENG C285||Nuclear Security: The Nexus Between Policy and Technology||4|
|PB HLTH 206D||Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies in Developing Countries||3|
|PB HLTH 211||Health and Human Rights||3|
|POL SCI 144||American Foreign Policy Toward Asia||4|
|POL SCI 146A||African Politics||4|
|POL SCI C203||Subnational and Urban Politics in Low and Middle-Income Countries||4|
|POL SCI 209A||Comparative Political Economy||4|
|POL SCI 210||Selected Topics in Comparative Politics||4|
|POL SCI 211||Special Topics in Political Theory||4|
|POL SCI 211A||The Law of Nations||4|
|POL SCI 212C||History of Political Thought: Modern (French Revolution through World War II)||4|
|POL SCI 215A||Approaches to Contemporary Political Theory||4|
|POL SCI 220A||Theories of International Relations||4|
|POL SCI 221||International Security||4|
|POL SCI 222||Religion and International Relations||4|
|POL SCI 226A||International Political Economy||4|
|POL SCI 228||Civil Conflict and International Intervention||4|
|POL SCI 244C||Approaches to Chinese Politics||4|
|POL SCI 245B||International Relations in East Asia||4|
|POL SCI 247G||The Comparative Politics of the Welfare State||4|
|POL SCI 249A||Special Topics in Area Studies||4|
|POL SCI 274||American Political Development||4|
|POL SCI 292||Directed Advanced Study||0.5-12|
|POL SCI 290||Dissertation Research||4|
|PUB POL 240A||Decision Analysis, Modeling, and Quantitative Methods||4|
|PUB POL 255||Introduction to Security Policy||4|
|PUB POL 286||US National Security Policy||4|
|PUB POL 290||Special Topics in Public Policy||1-4|
|SEASIAN 175||Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia||4|
|SOCIOL 145||Social Change||4|
|SOCIOL 169C||Cross-Cultural Communications||3-4|
|SOCIOL 179||Selected Topics in Area Studies||4|
|SOCIOL 280A||Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Law||3|
|SOCIOL 280P||Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Area Studies||3|
|SOCIOL 280Y||Sociology of Globalization||3|
|SOCIOL 280Z||Advanced Study in Substantive Sociological Fields: Sociol Policy||3|
Faculty and Instructors
* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
* Maximilian Auffhammer, Professor. Climate change, econometrics, air pollution, environmental economics, energy economics.
Margaret Chowning, Professor. Mexico, history, gender, women, Latin America.
Emily Gottreich, Adjunct Professor. Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Urban Studies, Jewish history, Morocco, North Africa, Sephardic Studies.
Alan Karras, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs and Senior Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Economy.
Erin Murphy-Graham, Associate Adjunct Professor. Educational equity, cultural studies, gender equity, diversity, international education, alternative schooling, democratic education, ethnic issues.
Alison Post, Assistant Professor. Regulation, infrastructure, water and sanitation.
Khatharya Um, Associate Professor. Education, memory, Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American histories and communities, Southeast Asian diaspora, refugees, international migration, transnational and diaspora studies, genocide studies.
Steven Vogel, Professor. Political science, political economy or comparative political economy, the Japanese model of capitalism, Japanese politics.
Stephanie Ballenger, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, political economy, Latin American studies.
Peter Bartu, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Middle Eastern Studies.
David Beecher, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Economy.
Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies.
Crystal Chang, Lecturer. International and area studies, Asian Studies, Political science.
* Khalid Kadir, Lecturer. Global Poverty and Practice Minor, International and Area Studies, Political Economy .
Mario Muzzi, Lecturer. International and Area Studies.
Clara I. Nicholls, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Latin American Studies.
Tiffany L. Page, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Latin American Studies.
Lanchih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor. International and Area Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures.
Noam Schimmel, Lecturer. Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs, Global Studies.
Clare Talwalker, Lecturer. Global Studies, Global Poverty and Practice, Political Economy, South Asia.
Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer. Ethnic studies, Asian studies.
Darren C. Zook, Lecturer. International and Area Studies, Political Science.
Gillian Hart, Professor Emeritus. Geography Political economy, social theory, critical development, studies, gender, agrarian and regional studies, labor, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia.
* Michael J. Watts, Professor Emeritus. Islam, development, Africa, social movements, political economy, political ecology, geography, South Asia, peasant societies, social and and cultural theory, US agriculture, Marxian political economy.
101 Stephens Hall