Global Studies Courses

AG542 Topics in Global Studies This course examines issues pertaining to gender and sexuality in a transnational context. The focus will be on contemporary issues and looking at how gender and sexuality shapes personal experiences and identity, as well as the larger social role they play in local and global discourses. This course will be issue-focused, looking at how gender and sexuality intersects with understandings of self and society, social interaction, social and political issues, and the media. Khor
AG543 Global Issues I This course examines issues pertaining to gender and sexuality in a transnational context. The focus will be on contemporary issues and looking at how gender and sexuality shapes personal experiences and identity, as well as the larger social role they play in local and global discourses. This course will be issue-focused, looking at how gender and sexuality intersects with understandings of self and society, social interaction, social and political issues, and the media. Wang
AG544 GLOBAL ISSUES 2 ***********Syllabus will be updated later*********** staff
AG545 Field Practicum : Rivers I (offered in set with Rivers II) ********* Not offered in 2019 ******* This is a field seminar in environmental studies designed for social science, humanities, and science/engineering majors who wish to learn about environmental issues in contemporary Japan. Through hands-on experience with local environmental projects in Tokyo and Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, the course will examine the complex interaction between human society and the natural world. Ito
AG546 Field Practicum : Rivers II (offered in set with Rivers I) ********* Not offered in 2019 ******* This is an advanced field-based practicum course for students who wish to learn about environmental issues in contemporary Japan. Through hands-on experience with local environmental initiatives in Tokyo and Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, the course will examine the complex interaction between human society and the natural world. Watanabe
AG547 Prejudice and Discrimination Psychology is a field that studies both the individual mental processes as well as group behavior. This course provides an overview of the psychological research in understanding prejudice and discrimination using both empirical research as well as real experiences of members of stigmatized groups. Content covered includes history of the study of prejudice and discrimination, psychological constructs and theories of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, understanding of various forms of privilege and oppression, the development of prejudice in children, and ways of reducing prejudice and discrimination. Deguchi
AG741 Introduction to Global Studies 1 This course is an introduction to global studies. The course is required for all Global Studies (AG) MA students in the Graduate Program in Global Studies and is not available to other students. In addition, all Global Studies (AG) Ph.D. students who have not yet taken it must complete this course (the completion of which exempts the student from one qualifying exam). It provides a broad and interdisciplinary view of foundational ideas and problems in global studies. Four faculty members teach the course each semester. In addition to this course, all Global Studies MA students must take Introduction to Global Studies II in either the prior or subsequent semester. The markers “I” and “II” only indicate the semester in which the courses are taught. Students should take whichever course is offered that semester, regardless of number. (Coordinated by Prof. Tina Burrett) Wank
AG745 Introduction to Global Studies 2 This course is an introduction to global studies. The course is required for all Global Studies (AG) MA students in the Graduate Program in Global Studies and is not available to other students. In addition, all Global Studies (AG) Ph.D. students who have not yet taken it must complete this course (the completion of which exempts the student from one qualifying exam). It provides a broad and interdisciplinary view of foundational ideas and problems in global studies. Four faculty members teach the course each semester. In addition to this course, all Global Studies MA students must take Introduction to Global Studies II in either the prior or subsequent semester. The markers “I” and “II” only indicate the semester in which the courses are taught. Students should take whichever course is offered that semester, regardless of number. (Coordinated by Prof. Tina Burrett) Wank