Courses by Specialization

Please note that the IGS curriculum was changed in spring 2010. Students who started at Brandeis prior to fall 2010 may choose to meet the old requirements or the current requirements.

The six specializations below apply to students who choose to meet the old requirements.

Cultures, Identities, and Encounters

Electives

AAAS 18b
Africa and the West

AAAS 125b
Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work

AMST 140b
The Asian-American Experience

AMST 142b
Love, Law, and Labor: Asian American Women and Literature

ANTH 33b
Crossing Cultural Boundaries

ANTH 80a
Anthropology of Religion

ANTH 129b
Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Communities

ANTH 139b
Language, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

COML 120b
Dangerous Writers and Writers in Danger

ENG 37a
Postimperial Fictions

ENG 111b
Postcolonial Theory

FA 192a
Studies in Modern and Contemporary Art

FREN 165b
Subsaharan Africa and the French Language

GECS 160a
In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Global Encounters

HECS 169a
Travel Writing and the Americas: Columbus's Legacy

HIST 56b
World History to 1960

HIST 61a
Cultures in Conflict since 1300

HIST 71b
Latin American History, 1870 to the Present

HIST 80b
East Asia: Nineteenth Century to the Present (China and Japan)

HIST 174a
The Legacy of 1898: U.S.-Caribbean Relations since the Spanish-American War

IMES 104a
Islam: Civilization and Institutions

MUS 31b
Music and Globalization

NEJS 144a
Jews in the World of Islam

POL 127b
Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict

POL 145b
The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in the Western Europe and the United States

SAS 110b
South Asian Postcolonial Writers

SAS 140a
We Who Are at Home Everywhere: Narratives from the South Asian Diaspora

SAS 170b
South Asia in the Colonial Archive

WMGS 5a
Women and Gender in Culture and Society

WMGS 105b
Feminist Theories in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Global Economy

Required Courses

Student must choose three out of four courses:

BUS 70a
Business in the Global Economy

ECON 57a
Environmental Economics

ECON 60b
The Economics of International Trade Disputes

ECON 175a
Introduction to the Economics of Development

Electives

AAAS 80a
Economy and Society in Africa

AAAS 126b
Political Economy of the Third World

ECON 30a
The Economy of China

ECON 122b
The Economics of the Middle East

ECON 141b
Economics of Innovation

ECON 160a
International Trade Theory

ECON 161a
International Finance

ECON 176a
The Household, Health, and Hunger in Developing Countries

POL 172b
Introduction to International Political Economy

POL 180b
Sustaining Development

Global Environment

Suggested Foundational Courses

AMST 20a
Environmental Issues

ECON 57a
Environmental Economics

Electives

AAAS 158a
Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

AMST 101a
American Environmental History

AMST 102a
Women, the Environment, and Social Justice

AMST 106b
Food and Farming in America

ANTH 55a
Anthropology of Development

BIOL 17b
Conservation Biology

BIOL 23a
Ecology

BIOL 134b
Topics in Ecology

CHEM 33a
Environmental Chemistry

CHSC 3b
Solving Environmental Challenges: The Role of Chemistry

ENVS 15a
Reason to Hope: Managing the Global Commons for Peace

ENVS 17b
Global Warming and Nuclear Winter

ENVS 18b
International Environmental Conflict and Collaboration

POL 180b
Sustaining Development

Global Governance

Suggested Foundational Course

POL 172b
Introduction to International Political Economy

Global Challenges Sub-Area

AAAS 60a
Economics of Third World Hunger

AAAS 126b
Political Economy of the Third World

AAAS 158a
Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

ANTH 139b
Language, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

FREN 111a
The Republic

HIST 164b
The American Century: The U.S. and the World, 1945 to the Present

NEJS 189a
The Arab-Israeli Conflict

POL 131b
Social Movements in Latin America

POL 146b
Seminar: Topics in Revolutions in the Third World 

POL 164a
Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East

POL 172b
Introduction to International Political Economy

SOC 119a
War and Possibilities of Peace

Transnational Cooperation and Conflict Sub-Area

AAAS 163b
Africa in World Politics

ENVS 18b
International Environmental Conflict and Collaboration

LGLS 124b
International Law and Development

LGLS 125b
International Law and Organizations

LGLS 128b
Comparative Law

PHIL 19a
Human Rights

POL 127b
Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict

POL 153a
The New Europe: European Economic and Political Integration

POL 174b
Seminar: Problems of National Security

POL 175b
Global Civil Society

POL 180b
Sustaining Development

Media, Communications, and the Arts

Suggested Foundational Course

ANTH 26a
Communication and Media

ENG 77a
Screening the Tropics

SOC 120b
Globalization and the Media

Defining Media Sub-Area

ANTH 26a
Communication and Media

ANTH 114b
Verbal Art and Cultural Performance

ANTH 130b
Visuality and Culture

ANTH 153a
Writing Systems and Scribal Traditions

SOC 146a
Mass Communication Theory

Communicating across Cultures Sub-Area

AAAS 117a 
Communications and Social Change in Developing Nations

AAAS 134b
Novel and Film of the African Diaspora

AMST 132b
International Affairs and the American Media

ANTH 112a
African Art and Aesthetics

ANTH 184b
Cross-Cultural Art and Aesthetics

COML 122b
Writing Home and Abroad: Literature by Women of Color

ENG 77b
Literatures of Global English

ENG 127a
The Novel in India

ENG 127b
Migrating Bodies, Migrating Texts

ENG 187b
American Writers and World Affairs

FREN 110a
Cultural Representations

THA 115b
The Avant-Garde

Inequality, Poverty, and Global Justice

Students following the Inequality, Poverty, and Global Justice track must choose two courses from each sub-area below.

Inequality and Development Sub-Area

AAAS 18b
Africa and the West

AAAS 60a
Economics of Third World Hunger

AAAS 80a
Economy and Society in Africa

AAAS 123a
Third World Ideologies

ANTH 55a
Anthropology of Development

ANTH 127a
Medicine, Body, and Culture

ANTH 142a
AIDS: Science, Society, and Policy

ANTH 163b
Production, Consumption, and Exchange

ECON 176a
The Household, Health, and Hunger in Developing Countries

HS 110a
Wealth and Poverty

HSSP 102a
Global Perspectives on Health

Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Inequalities Sub-Area

ANTH 129b
Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Communities

ANTH 139b
Language, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

ANTH 144a
The Anthropology of Gender

HIST 115a
History of Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations

NEJS 187a
Political Islam

NEJS 187b
Shi'ism and Political Protest in the Middle East

POL 128a
The Politics of Revolution: State Violence and Popular Insurgency in the Third World

POL 131b
Social Movements in Latin America

WMGS 5a
Women and Gender in Culture and Society