Usually offered every second year.Naghmeh Sohrabi, HIST Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS Usually offered every year. India and Pakistan: Understanding South Asia The class provides an introduction to Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies. Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS Nationalism in the Middle East ] Seminar: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East Senior Essay Critical Perspectives in Global Health [ IGS 171a The Asian Wave: Global Pop Culture and its Histories. Seminar: Global Justice Intellectuals and Revolutionary Politics ] djw djw Includes the study of the concept of culture, kinship, and social organization, political economy, gender and sexuality, religion and ritual, symbols and language, social inequalities and social change, and globalization. A cross-cultural and diachronic exploration of art, focusing on the communicative aspects of visual aesthetics. Economies and Culture hum djw Usually offered every second year.Ralph Thaxton, POL ] djw ss Usually offered every second year.Staff, IGS/SAS 127a ] [ The human rights movement seeks the recognition of universal norms that transcend political and cultural difference while anthropology seeks to explore and analyze the great diversity of human life. [ [ In addition, students must take three core courses in the disciplines of anthropology (ANTH 1a, Introduction to the Comparative Study of Human Societies), economics (ECON 28b, The Global Economy, or IGS 8a, Economic Principles and Globalization), and politics (POL 15a, Introduction to International Relations). ] First, navigate to the landing page for the Brandeis Internship Exchange. Tackles the persistent power of religion in France and its former colonies despite common ideals of secular nationalism. [ Examines the nature of obligation and the role of civil disobedience in a democratic society. Examines three principal threats to the atmosphere—air pollution, ozone depletion, and climate change—through the lens of international relations. hum The Asian Wave: Global Pop Culture and its Histories International Trade Theory ] This seminar examines archaeological and ethnographic understandings of the relationships between culture, space, and landscapes with a particular focus on the political and social dynamics of borderlands. 110a Course involves understanding how political institutions such as constitutions, parliaments, and court systems interact with reality of modern societies in which religious, ethnic, and gender identities play important roles. [ Examines how French and Francophone detective novels take on big questions such as the origin of evil and how do you know what you know. ] Introduces students to writings on love, desire and sexuality from ancient India to the present. Analyzes patterns of national politics shaped by the illicit drug trade, their causes and effects. Usually offered every third year.Chandler Rosenberger or Karen Hansen, WGS [ Introduces Hindu practice and thought. [ The course is organized as a seminar and is premised on active student participation. Open to all students. [ Block N T,Th 2:00 PM–3:20 PM Mandel Ctr for HumanitesG12 Open Consent Req. 8a ca Usually offered every second year.Staff, HIST This course, engaging with cultural studies theory and interdisciplinary readings, examines the politics and social forces behind sports such as soccer, cricket, baseball, wrestling, and bullfighting. Swashbuckling Adventurers or Sea Bandits? 1500 BCE) up to present day popular Hinduism practiced in both urban and rural India. 186a Global Jewish Literature ] Usually offered every year.Gregory Childs, HIST hum The family novel encompasses such larger questions as how we regard the pain of others and how we define community. deis-us Cases usually include the United States, India, and China. ] Usually offered every year.ChaeRan Freeze, Keridwen Luis, or Faith Smith, AAAS djw Explores the position of women and other genders in diverse settings and the impact of gender as a social, cultural, and intellectual category in the United States and around the globe. Explores the ways in which writing has been conceptualized in social anthropology, linguistics and archaeology. The course primarily aims to answer the overarching question: What can international actors do to protect the atmosphere? sn ss The political economy of South Africa in regional context and its effect on the politics of its neighbors, particularly Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. hum nw ] This course examines China’s role on the world stage. Women and War wi ] Latin American Politics ss Focus on struggles for social justice under authoritarian rule. [ Global Migration wi However, the course is designed for anyone—prospective IGS majors … 71a Through a selection of literary texts, articles, images and films, students will explore how works from the Middle Ages to present day depict male and female figures in the French and Francophone world who have failed to conform to expectations of their gender. The course explores how reworking of reality enable people to question State and social structures. Then, open the “Major/Minor” drop-down menu and select “International & Global Studies.” You may then select a location from the “Location” drop-down menus, or you can proceed to the “Begin Search” button. ] [ ] Immigration and Human Rights 32a ] Nationalism and Globalization Studies human behavior framed by and creating the spaces and landscapes in which we live. Study of clashing nationalisms, alternative patterns of development, and internationalization of conflict in southern Africa. [ ] Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll start with informal discussion — good classes for the fall (including some pretty cool new ones), how to best work in major … East Asia in the Modern World Usually offered every second year.Dwight Peavey, CHSC sn Do our backgrounds determine our lives, or can we transcend such limits to pursue dreams of our own? [ Students may substitute an international internship for study abroad; the internship must include at least one hundred hours over at least six weeks (presumably during the summer) and must be at an organization concerned with the central issues of the IGS major. dl ss [ hum 178b Prerequisite: POL 127b or permission of the instructor.Examines strategies for ending violent internal (primarily ethnic) conflicts, with emphasis on identifying conditions conducive to negotiated settlements. ss ] Usually offered every year.Peter Kalb, FA History of the Modern Middle East dl 119a oc ss ] 180a wi Prerequisite: FREN 106b or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Usually offered every second year.Javier Urcid, CHIN Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice ] nw ] djw 140a The Asian American Experience Topics include the division of labor, rituals of masculinity and femininity, the vexing question of the universality of women's subordination, cross-cultural perspectives on same-sex sexualities and transsexuality, the impact of globalization on systems, and the history of feminist anthropology. Usually offered every second year.Anita Hannig, BIOL Religion and Secularism in French & Francophone Culture [ Includes extensive fieldwork. ss Examines the political, economic, social, and contemporary issues related to Asians in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. wi hum All students will build portfolios and prepare professional oral presentations to present to potential employers, graduate schools, and students in the IGS major. Genocide and Mass Killing in the Twentieth Century Jesse Appell ’12, comedian in China, returns to Brandeis! Also covers: infectious and chronic disease incidence and prevalence; the role of nutrition, education, reproductive trends, and poverty; demographic transition including aging and urbanization; the structure and financing of health systems; and the globalization of health. ] Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS [ 134b ss ] ] ] Explores key aspects of that new role, from the militarization of conflict with the Soviets to activities in the Third World. ] nw 176b wi An introduction to various models of economic growth and development and evaluation of these perspectives from the experience of developing and industrial countries. Employs housing as a lens to interrogate space and society, state and market, power and change, in relation with urban inequality and social justice. ss 187b [ The first semester of IGS 99d may be used toward the requirement of two IGS electives (see requirement D, above). ss 144a Usually offered every third year.Faith Smith, AAAS Assassination: A History of 20th Century Africa dl hum [ ] [ Usually offered every third year.Staff, HIST Usually offered every semester.Jerónimo Arellano, Lucía Reyes de Deu, or Fernando Rosenberg, HISP deis-us Explores links between the First and Second World Wars, including the rise of fascism, Soviet communism, the world economic depression, the collapse of collective security, and the crisis of world empires. Prerequisite: FREN 106b or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.Explores the relationship of identity formation and modern individualism in texts by writers working in France, Francophone Africa and Canada. Usually offered every second year.Laura Jockusch, NEJS An exploration of the history, societies, cultures, religions, and literature of South Asia--India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Coetzee and others. [ Usually offered every second year.Carina Ray, ANTH The class evaluates current issues of environmental concern such as ozone depletion, global warming, sustainable energy, toxic chemicals, water pollution, and green chemistry. hum 175a [ Senior Thesis (optional): Exceptional students interested in completing an honors thesis as seniors should apply to the honors coordinator, preferably in the spring of their junior year. The Economy of China ] The course pays particular attention to the social functions of early writing systems, the linkage of literacy and political power, and the production of historical memory. What role does culture play in determining which inequalities are tolerable and which are not? Investigates the long and problematic history of interactions and exchanges between Japan and Korea from early times to the present. nw ss ss oc ss Prerequisite: FREN 106b or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: FREN 106b or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Childhood reading reflects the unresolved complexity of the experience of childhood itself as well as larger cultural shifts around the globe in values and beliefs. oc 148a 92a ss ] Examines social and cultural history of Jewish communities in the Islamic world. Introduction to Latin American/LatinX: Cultures, Histories, and Societies djw [ Usually offered every second year.Muna Guvenc, GECS To develop their own portfolios of issues and questions they would like to explore over the course of their major, and a provisional list of courses that can address these areas of interest; Next, to choose a study abroad program that will expose them to the nuances and intricacies of these questions in the real world; In their final year, students will write an essay reflecting on connections that were made among the courses and experiences of their undergraduate career. Seminar: International Political Economy Usually offered every second year.Chandler Rosenberger, SOC The Caribbean's Asias: Asian Migration & Heritage in the Caribbean 80b oc 152a Identifying major themes (coloniality and emancipation, modernismo and modernity, indigenismo, hybridity and mestizaje, nationalisms, Pan-Americanism, etc.) The specific focus of the seminar will vary from year to year, reflecting the changing relevance of particular issues as well as the specific interests of the instructor. Conflict Analysis and Intervention djw Topics include capital structure, debt financing, equity financing, valuation methods, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, corporate governance, and risk management. ] Senior Essay In order to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures, International and Global Studies (IGS) majors take one additional language course (beyond the university requirement) and complete either a study abroad program or an international internship. Islamic Movements Frenemy States: Identity and Integration in East Asia Research on corruption and violence will be applied mainly to Latin American and American settings, with the goal of improving policy interventions. Networks of Global Justice ss Usually offered every year.Jytte Klausen, POL ss ] Examines key Latin American texts of different genres (poems, short stories and excerpts from novels, chronicles, comics, screenplays, cyberfiction) and from different time periods from the conquest to modernity. wi Usually offered every year.Anita Hannig, Sarah Lamb, Keridwen Luis, or Ellen Schattschneider, ANTH hum All in the Family: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and the English Novel As an IGS major, you’ll take four required courses: Introduction to International and Global Studies; Introduction to the Comparative Study of Human Societies; Global Economy or Economic Principles … deis-us Meanwhile, it has played key roles and continues to be an important economic, political and cultural hub in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the world. hum Usually offered every second year.Melissa Stimell, LGLS [ 127a ECON 20a may be taken concurrently with ECON 28b.Applies the basic tools and models of economic analysis to a wide range of topics in international economics. 119a [ ss The Rise of India ] This course analyzes the impact of Asian pop culture on global modernity as Asian countries project their aspirations and belief-systems, via an increased connectivity, to a worldwide audience. [ dl Explores United States economic, political, and cultural relations with the major Caribbean nations in the context of U.S. relations with Latin American nations. Students in the International and Global Studies program at Brandeis University develop a broad and comparative perspective on contemporary world affairs. Cultures in Conflict since 1300 To help students achieve the goal of intellectual confidence and autonomy, IGS asks its students: Students who wish to major or minor in International and Global Studies should meet with the undergraduate advising head to select an adviser from the list of faculty members teaching or otherwise affiliated with the IGS program. How will it use its new influence? 170b May not be taken for credit by students who took SOC 136b in prior years.Explores the relationship between sociology and history through examples of scholarship from both disciplines. Revolution, Religion, and Terror: Postcolonial Histories ss Hi im just wondering what their IR/IGS program compared to the other schools around the Boston area, specifically to BU. Explores the avant-garde movements including symbolism, decadence, futurism, constructivism, Dada, surrealism, expressionism, existentialism, pop art and happenings, performance art, minimalism, and postmodernism as alternative forms of expression that challenge mainstream art. oc ss Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work 98b ss nw Usually offered every second year.Faith Smith, AAAS ss Introduction to International Relations Consideration of anthropological research methods and approaches to cross-cultural analysis. hum Usually offered every second year.Nader Habibi, ECON ] Prerequisites: ECON 80a and ECON 83a or permission of the instructor.Causes and consequences of international trade and factor movements. Successful completion of six courses are required for the minor: Successful completion of ten courses are required for the major: IGS Usually offered every year.Staff, SOC Examines novels, poetry, short stories, film, and music in order to further an understanding of South Asian immigrant culture. It focuses on both the form and the content of Nollywood films. 128a ss 158a Analyzes the transformative potential of the internet as an agent of development and as a mechanism for disrupting social and political orders in Asia, home to the world's largest democracy and also the world's largest authoritarian regime. Dan Perlman, BUS 49a djw Examines international human rights policies and the moral and political issues to which they give rise. ] 136b Prerequisite: ECON 2a or ECON 10a or permission of the instructor.Studies the transnational legal institution and practices that constitute the global economic networks of the 21st century. [ Borderlands: Space, Place, and Landscape No more than five courses from any one department will be counted toward the major. An examination of the history of the Middle East from the nineteenth century to contemporary times. djw Selected case studies from the last fifty years. dl Asks how gendered institutions, behaviors, and representations have been configured in the past and function in the present, and also examines the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with many other vectors of identity and circumstance in forming human affairs. wi Core course for COML major and minor.What is common and what is different in literatures of different cultures and times? Considers the current worldwide loss of biological diversity, causes of this loss, and methods for protecting and conserving biodiversity. Usually offered every year.Staff, IGS ss ] Explores broadly the variety of forms, practices, and philosophies that have been developing from the time of the Vedas (ca. Postcolonial Feminisms 171a djw Usually offered every second year.Hollie Harder, FREN Analysis of the role and utility of military power in international politics. ] Usually offered every third year.Elanah Uretsky, FREN [ ss Current environmental issues are placed in historical context. ] 61a nw Ecology 71b Case studies are examined in light of analytical literature. Mailing Address. 122a In order to study caste, power, and representation, we will look at religious texts, historical debates, film, and literature from the Vedic Age to contemporary India. ss Transatlantic Crossings: America and Europe Topics include war origins; allied diplomacy; the neutrals; war propaganda; occupation, resistance, and collaboration; the mass murder of the Jews; "peace feelers"; the war economies; scientific warfare and the development of nuclear weapons; and the origins of the Cold War. Social scientists argue that organizations use terrorism because it is a rational means for obtaining their objectives. Students explore conflict resolution in the context of social justice advocacy, including litigation, community organizing, political advocacy, international institutions, negotiation, peace-making and mediation. hum 130b 163b Usually offered every second year.Carina Ray, AAAS Investigates the phenomenon of globalization as it relates to mass media. ] 162a [ We focus upon key transformative moments and events in the histories of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam from the dawn of time to the early twentieth century. Examines the history of the Turkish Republic, from its founding in the wake of World War I until the beginning of the 21st century. ] 123a 125b In brief: what has been replaced, and with what, and is all this for better or worse? nw wi 165a ss Conservation Biology ca [ [ It trains students to become participants in the global debates about housing. Examines how India rose to become a world power. ] [ hum fl 111a djw Twentieth-Century Russia 23 / 25 / 0 Noble, Alice A View Books : IGS: Global Issues: Class # Course # Course … Who reads the works produced by these writers? ] ] Anthropology of Development ] djw [ 3b 130a Atmospheric Civics and Diplomacy wi [ Usually offered every third year.Aida Wong, FA As the gateway course for the IGS program, IGS 10A is required for IGS majors. 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