M. A. in Global Studies

The M.A. in Global Studies examines world systems, transnational processes, and global-local interactions from perspectives of anthropology, history, political science, religious studies and sociology. Students take 4 credits of Foundational Courses to acquire theoretical concepts and methodological approaches for the study of global phenomena. A range of thematic Elective Courses drawing on concrete cases in Japan, China, and the rest of Asia enables students to explore global issues and phenomena from an area-based perspective. Students proficient in Japanese may also choose from a range of area studies and international relations courses taught in Japanese that focus on Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Study of Japanese and other languages relevant for a student's research and future career is strongly encouraged.