GSSJ Electives

GSSJ Electives

NOTE: This list is not definitive, and excludes previously-offered courses no longer offered as of Fall 2019. Decisions about which electives count toward GSSJ depend on each individual major’s particular plan of study.


First-Time Offerings for Fall 2019

PAVS 4500 - Refugees and Representation - MRINALINI CHAKRAVORTY - Mo. 3:30-6:00

PAVS 4500 - Human Rights in a Global Age - JENNIFER BAIR - Mo. 3:30-6:00

PLAD 4500 - Migration - DAVID LEBLANG - We, 6-830PM

PLIR 4500 - Taiwan's China Dilemma - SYARU SHIRLEY LIN - Th, 330-6PM

AAS 3500 - Revol.StrugglesAfricanAtlantic - MAURICE WALLACE - TuTh, 2-315PM

SLTR 3500 - The Ukraine Crisis - YURI URBANOVICH - MoWe, 330-445PM

HIEA 4501 - North Korea - STAFF - Tu, 330-6PM

HIEA 4501 - Cultural Rev in China - BRADLEY REED - Mo, 2-430PM

HIST 3559 - Mass Violence in Ukraine - WAITMAN BEORN - TuTh, 11-1215PM

RELG 3559 - Religion and War in Modern America - SAMUEL WELLS - TuTh, 930-1045AM


African American Studies

AAS 4500 Black Women and Mass Incarceration

AAS 4570/RELG 4559 MLK Power, Love, Justice



ANTH 2250 Nationalism, Racism, Multiculturalism

ANTH 2375 Disaster

ANTH 2575 Migrants and Minorities

ANTH 2621 Culture, Gender and Violence

ANTH 2625 Imagining Africa

ANTH 3590, Indigenous Peoples and the State

ANTH 3700 Globalizing India


Computer Science

CS 3501 Introduction to Cybersecurity

CS 4630 Defense Against the Dark Arts


East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

CHTR 3122 Sunzi and the Art of War

KRTR 3800 Seminar on Korea: Division North and South

JPTR 5559 Tales of the Samurai



EDHS 3055 Development and Prevention of Youth Violence

EDLF 4260 International Human Rights Activism and Education



ENLT 2555 The World Wars in European Lit



GETR 3390 Nazi Germany

GETR 3462 Neighbors and Enemies

GERM 3510 Exile and Migration

GETR 3590 Reporters at War

GETR/HIEU 3692 The Holocaust


Global Studies

GSGS 3559 Religion, Violence, Strategy

GSGS 3559 Water Wars/Worlds

GSGS 4559 International Humanitarian Assistance

GSSJ 3559 Human Rights and the Refugee Crisis

GSSJ 4993 Independent Study

GSSJ 4559/HIST 5559 Statecraft: History & Practice

(other GS courses very often count as well)



HIAF 2002 Modern African History

HIEA 2031 Modern China

HIEA 3162 Historical China and the World

HIEA 3172 The Japanese Empire

HIEU 3442 European History, 1890-1954

HIEU 3695 The Holocaust and the Law

HIEU 3702 Russia as Multi-Ethnic Empire

HIEU 3752 Evolution of the International System 1815-1950

HIEU 4502 World War II

HIEU 5312 Era of the World Wars, 1914-1945

HILA 3051 Modern Central America

HILA 3111 Public Life in Modern Latin America

HILA 4501 The Mexican Revolution

HILA 4511 How to Tell Global Stories

HIME 2002 History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 1500 to the Present

HIME 2012 Palestine 1948

HIME 3571 Arab History at the Movies

HIME 5002 Seeking Justice in the Middle East

HIME 5052 World War I in the Middle East

HISA 2003 History of Modern India

HISA 3003 Twentieth-Century South Asia

HIST 2011/HIEU 4502 History of Human Rights

HIST 3162 War and Society in the Twentieth Century

HIST 3281 Genocide

HIST 3452 The Second World War

HIST 4591 Foundations of Strategic Thinking

HIST 5130 Global Legal History

HIUS 2052 America and War:1900 to the Present

HIUS 3172 America in Vietnam

HIUS 3456 History of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914

HIUS 4501 The US and the End of the Cold War

HIUS 4591 Crises and the US Presidency


Media Studies

MDST 3120 Global Media and Cybersecurity

MDST 3402 War and the Media

MDST 3559 @Wars


Middle East Studies

MESA 2700 Recent Revolutions in the Islamic World


Pavillion Seminar

PAVS 4500 Humanitarianism



PHIL 2060 Philosophical Problems in Law

PHIL 3010 Darwin and Philosophy

PHIL 2770 Political Philosophy 

PHIL 5510 International Political Philosophy

PPL 2010 Morality, Law and the State



PLAD 2222 Research Methods 

PLAD 2500 Research Group on Civil Wars

PLCP 2120 The Politics of Developing Areas

PLCP 3170 Development, Conflict, and Democracy in Latin America

PLCP 3350 Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective

PLCP 3410 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

PLCP 3500 Grassroots Politics

PLCP 3630 Politics in India and Pakistan

PLCP 4060 State-Emergence and State-Building

PLCP 4140 Democracy and Dictatorship

PLCP 4180 Politics of the Holocaust

PLCP 4260 Origins of Legal Systems

PLCP 4400 Institutions and Democracy in Latin America

PLCP 4410 Nation-Building in Iraq

PLCP 4500 Power, Violence and Inequality in the Global South

PLCP 4500 Political Mayhem

PLCP 4810 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

PLIR 1010 International Relations

PLIR 2030 International Relations of East Asia

PLIR 3060 Military Force in International Relations

PLIR 3240 Anti-Terrorism and the Role of Intelligence

PLIR 3310 Ethics and Human Rights in World Politics

PLIR 3400 Foreign Policy of the United States

PLIR 3500 Europe in Crisis

PLIR 3500 Terrorism and Political Violence

PLIR 3650 International Relations of the Middle East

PLIR 3760 Russia/USSR in World Affairs

PLIR 4150 Economics and National Security

PLIR 4310 Global Health and Human Rights

PLIR 4320 Religion and War

PLIR 4350 Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

PLIR 4430 Empire, Hegemony, Leadership

PLIR 4440 Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy

PLIR 4450 The Clash of Ideas in World Politics

PLIR 4500 American-Russian Relations

PLIR 4500 Citizenship and Migration

PLIR 4500 Issues in Democracy Promotion

PLIR 4630 Strategy, Conflict, and the Causes of War

PLPT 4050 Concepts of Law

PLPT 4500 Prisons



PSYC 2600 Introduction to Social Psychology

PSYC 4559 Human Nature and Genocide

PSYC 4559 Psychology of Police Investigations


Public Policy

LPPS 3240 Counter-Terrorism and the Role of Intelligence

LPPS 3340 - Hacking for Department of Defense Innovation

LPPS 3415 Sci, Eng, Tech for National Security & Leadership

LPPP 3559 Police-Community Relations

PPOL 3295 Global Humanitarian Crises


Religious Studies

RELG 2300 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems

RELG 3559 The History of Evil

RELG 3559 Religion, Money and Terror

RELG 3605 Religion, Violence, Strategy

RELG 3950 Evil in Modernity: Banal or Demonic

RELG 4500 God, Politics and War

RELG 4559/AAS 4570 MLK Power, Love, Justice

RELG 5320 Research Seminar in Religion, Conflict, and Peace

RELG 5559 Religion and Foreign Affairs


Slavic Languages and Literatures

RUTR 3340 Books Behind Bars

SLTR 3300 Facing Evil in the Twentieth Century: Humanity in Extremis



SOC 2230 Criminology

SOC 2595 Immigration and Society

SOC 3056 Culture and Power

SOC 3410 Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 3480 Sociology of Globalization

SOC 3820 Social Movements

SOC 4750  Racism

SOC 3860 Religion and Secularization

SOC 4055 Sociology of Law

SOC 4059 Conflict

SOC 4559 Race, Crime, Punishment

SOC 4870 Immigration

SOC 5080 Comparative Historical Sociology

SOC 5140 Qualitative Methods

SOC 5400 Empires


Women, Gender & Sexuality

WGS 2897 Gender Violence and Social Justice

WGS 3130 Geographies of Desire

WGS 4050 Human Rights and Gender