30 Credits Total
A total of ten courses (5 Global Studies courses, 5 MESALC courses)
A. Global Studies Courses (Contributing 15 Credits)
1. GSMS 3010: The Global in Situ: Perspectives from the Middle East and South Asia (3 Credits)
2. GSMS 4991: Capstone Seminar. To be taken in the second semester of the student’s fourth year (3 Credits)
3. Elective Courses: Three courses (9 Credits) from the Global Studies course list, including GSGS, GDS, GSVS, GSSJ, GPH (PHS), and some other globally-focused classes around Grounds.
A sample of courses that students have taken to meet these requirements (please speak to the Track Director about additional options):
ENGL 3030 Global Cultural Studies
GDS 3010 Theory and Case Study I
GDS 3020 Theory and Case Study II
GDS 3100 Development on the Ground
GDS 3110 Engaged Learning for Global/Local Development
GDS 3113 A Buddhist Approach to Development
GDS 3114 Science, Tech and Development
GDS 4559 State, Society and Development
GSGS 2210 Epidemics, Pandemics, and History
GSGS 3111 Epistemology, Methodology & Methods
GSGS 3115 Women's Work in South Asia
GSGS 3116 Social Movements and Development
GSGS 3559 Religion, Violence and Strategy in ME
GSGS 3559 Conceptions of the Global
GSGS 3559 Global Perspectives on Corruption
GSGS 3559 Binaries
GSVS 2150 Global Sustainability
GSVS 2210 Ethics and Global Environments
GPH 3825 Global Public Health: Challenges and Innovations
Some additional possibilities:
ENGL 2590 Studies in Global Literature
SOC 3480 Sociology of Globalization
B. MESALC Courses (Contributing 15 Credits)
1. Completion of a 3020 or equivalent Middle Eastern (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian) or South Asian (Hindi, Urdu) language. (3 Credits).
GSMS recognizes that many additional languages are useful in studying and understanding the Middle East and South Asia (French, Spanish, Italian, etc), and that some students are heritage language speakers of these (and other) regional languages. Please come talk to the Track Director about your unique language pathway, as there are many ways to meet this requirement.
2. Four non-language courses (12 Credits) that focus on the Middle East and/or South Asia (courses in MESALC, Religious Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies among others).
Two of these courses (6 Credits) must be 3000 level or above.
A sample of ourses that students have taken to meet these requirements (please speak to the Track Director about additional options):
ARTR 3245 Arabic Literary Delights
ARTR 3290 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
ARTR 3350 Introduction to Arab Women's Literature
ARTR 3559 Masterpieces of Classical Islamic World
HIME 1501 Intro Sem in Middle East Hist (Water, Energy, and Politics in the Middle East)
HIME 2002 History of Modern ME
HIME 2013 Palestine 1948
HIME 4511 Islam and Capitalism
RELI 3900 Islam in Africa
RELI 2010 Classical Islam
RELI 2024 Jewish-Muslim Relations
RELI 5540 Seminar in Islamic Studies -- Arabic Philosophical Texts
RELB 2100 Buddhism
RELB 3300 Literature & Society in South Asia: Breaking the Cast(e)
RELG 2740 Hinduism Through its Narrative Literatures
RELG 3605 Religion, violence
RELG 5320 RELG Research Seminar in Religion, Conflict, and Peace
MDST 3420 Media and Power in Iran
MESA 2300 Crossing Borders : Mid E&S Asia
MESA 2700 Recent Revolutions
MESA 3111 Film Festivals and Global Media Cultures MESA spotlight
MESA 3110 Sustainable Environments ME and SA
MESA 3120 Islamic Mystical Writing
MESA 3559 Love and Rebellion in Iran
MESA 3559 Cinephilia & Global Modernity
MEST 3470 Language and Culture in the Middle East
MEST 3559 Islamic Calligraphy
PLCP 3410 Politics of ME and N Africa
SAST 1600 India in Global Perspective
SAST 3559 Knowing SA: Forms of Apprehension
SATR 3000 Women and Writing in India and Pakistan
SATR 3300 Breaking CASTE
WSG 4559 Gender and Nationalism in ME
1. A maximum of 12 study abroad and domestic transfer credits are allowed, with the permission of the major advisor.
2. USEM credits do not count toward major requirements.
3. Students who declare a major in any of the Global Studies tracks may not declare a major in another Global Studies track.
4. Students may declare a major in both Global MESALC and any other MESALC degree (Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Language & Literature, South Asian Studies, or South Asian Language & Literature).