University at Albany

Degree Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Major in Globalization Studies

Core Requirements: 9 credits: A GLO 103 Perspectives on Globalization;  A GLO/A GOG 225 World Cities: Geographies of Globalization; and A GLO 303 Theoretical Perspectives on Globalization (formerly A GLO 203).

Disciplinary Perspectives: 9 credits, 1 course from each of the following 3 areas:

Economic Processes
A ECO 110 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
A ECO 111 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
A ECO 130 Developing Economies
R POS 266 International Political Economic Crises

Political, Cultural, and Social Processes
A ANT 108 Cultural Anthropology
A GOG 102 Introduction to Human Geography
A SOC 200 Political Sociology
R POS 102 Comparative and International Politics
R POS 370 International Relations: Theory
R POS 371 International Relations: Practice

Environmental Analysis
A ANT 119 The City and Human Health
A ATM 100 The Atmosphere
A ATM 107 The Oceans
A BIO 230 People and Resources in Ecological Perspective
A GOG 101 Introduction to the Physical Environment

Global Perspectives: 9 upper level credits, with no more than 2 courses from a department, from the following:

A ANT 355 Environment, Economy, and Culture
A ANT 360 Social Anthropology
A ANT 372 Urban Anthropology
A ANT 418 Culture, Environment, and Health
A BIO 320 Ecology
A ECO 330 Economics of Development
A ECO 360 International Economic Relations
A ECO 385 Environmental Economics
A ENG 372 Transnational Literature
A ENG 460 Topics in Transnational Studies
A GLO 305 Topics in Globalization Studies
A GOG 304 Climatology
A GOG 344 World Populations
A LCS 358 Globalization and Culture in the Americas
A LCS 359 Workers and Globalization in the Americas
A LCS 374  International Migration and Transnationalism
A LCS 410 Tourism, Culture, and Identities
A PHI 355 Global Justice
A WSS 308 Global Perspectives on Women
A WSS/A LCS 430  Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism
H SPH 321 Global Environmental Issues and their Effect on Human Health
R POS 375 International Organization
R POS/R PUB 395  International Political Economy
R POS 474 Politics of International Migration

Regional Foci: 6 credits, 1 course from 2 of the 4 four following major world regions: 

A AAS/A GOG 270 Geography of Africa
A AAS/A HIS 286 African Civilizations
A AAS/A HIS 287 Africa in the Modern World
A AAS 322 Developing African Nations
A AAS/A HIS 386  Race and Conflict in South Africa
A GLO 360 African Perspectives on Globalization
R POS 355 Government and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Asia and the Middle East
A EAC/AHIS 380  History of China II
A EAJ/A HIS 385  History of Japan II
A EAJ 391 World War II: The Japanese View
A EAJ/AWSS 395/AHIS 370 History of Women in Modern Japan
A EAS/A WSS 270  Women in East Asian Literature
A ECO/A EAS 362 Economies of Japan and Korea
A GOG/A EAC 160 China in the Post-Utopian Age
A GOG/A GLO/AEAC 260 China in the Global Arena
A GOG/A GLO 266 India Development Debates
A GOG/A EAC 350  Urban Development in China
A GOG/AGLO 366  India: Field Study of Development Issues
A GLO 361 Asian & Middle Eastern Perspectives on Globalization
A HIS 378 History of South Asian Civilization II
A HIS 382 History of the Middle East II
A HIS 383 The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Historical Perspective
A JST 245 Imagining the Jewish Nation: Jews in the Modern World
R POS 367 Politics of the Middle East
R POS/A EAC 373  Government and Politics in the People’s Republic of China
R POS 377 Politics of Southeast Asia

Europe and North America
A AAS 219 Introduction to African/African-American History
A AAS 311 History of Slavery in the Western Hemisphere
A ENG 355 Studies in Film
A ENG/A WSS 362  Critical Approaches to Gender and Sexuality in Literature
A ENG/A WSS 366 Critical Approaches to Ethnicity in Literature 
A ENG 369 African American Literature
A ENG 374 Cultural Studies
A FRE 218 Contemporary France
A FRE/A ARH 238 Great Classics of French Cinema
A FRE 341 Introduction to Global French Studies
A GLO 362 Euro-American Perspectives on Globalization
A HIS 312 History of American Foreign Policy II
A HIS 345 Europe Since World War II
A HIS 353 History of Eastern Europe II
A ITA 316 Contemporary Italy: From Unification to the Present
A ITA 318 Italian Cinema and Literature
A LCS 201 Latino USA
A LLC 275 European Cinema and Society
A RUS 162 Russia Today
A RUS 252 Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature
A RUS 253 Contemporary Russian Literature
A RUS 280 Soviet and Russian Cinema
R POS 351 European Politics
R POS 356 Russian Foreign Policy

Latin America and the Caribbean
A ANT 340 Topics In Ethnology (when topic is Social Movements in Latin America)
A ANT/A LCS 341 Ethnology of Mesoamerica
A ECO/A LCS 361  Development of the Latin American Economy
A ENG 373 Literature of the Americas
A FRE 208 Haiti through Film and Literature
A GLO 363 Latin American & Caribbean Perspectives on Globalization
A HIS 367 Contemporary Latin America
A HIS/A LCS/A WSS 451  Gender & Class in Latin American Development
A LCS 203 Afro-Latin America
A LCS/A MUS 216 Music and Society in Latin America: Past and Present
A LCS/A AAS/A ANT 269 The Caribbean: Peoples, History, and Culture
A LCS 315 Film in Contemporary Latin America
A LCS 407 Three Island Revolutions
R POS/A LCS 357 Latin American & Caribbean Politics

Capstone Experience: 3 credits
3 credits of either a Globalization-related internship or a Globalization-related research project:

A GLO 402 Globalization Studies Internship
A GLO 403 Research Project in Globalization Studies

Language Requirement: 0-10 credits: In addition to 36 credits of coursework in Globalization Studies,  majors are required to elect one of the following options to complete the language requirement:

  • Option 1: Complete two courses at the intermediate level of a foreign language. (This may include study abroad language courses.)
  • Option 2: A student who has completed the General Education foreign language requirement with either the Regents Exam (grade of 85 or better) or by taking a “second semester” foreign language course in one language may petition the Director of Globalization Studies for an exception, substituting two courses at the introductory level of a different foreign language for this requirement.”
  • Option 3: The requirement may be completed by passing the appropriate proficiency examinations, usually conducted by faculty in a foreign language department. 

The Director of Globalization Studies will decide on the appropriateness on a case by case basis, with input from members of the Advisory Committee as needed.