Global Studies

Global Studies is a multidisciplinary department concerned with the study of the issues, people, and events that shape today's increasingly globalized world. The department offers a four-year BA in a single or combined honours program. We cultivate an environment that fosters high academic achievement, while also preparing students for a range of professional careers after graduation.

Global Studies is organized along three key areas of inquiry: "comparative development," "peace and conflict," and "globalization and cultures." In addition to progressively developing their knowledge in one or more of these areas, Global Studies students are also challenged to apply a multidisciplinary range of theoretical and methodological tools to think in critical, ethical, and creative ways.  Students are also required to develop a degree of second language competency, and are encouraged - through the innovative Global Studies Experience (GSE) program - to complement classroom learning with experiential learning through an international volunteer placement.

Honours BA, Combined Honours BA, Specialization, Option and Minor:

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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
GS101 Introduction to Global Studies 0.5
GS102 Mapping Global Studies: Culture, Conflict, Development 0.5
GS201 Theories in Global Studies 0.5
GS202 Methods in Global Studies 0.5
GS211 Actors and Approaches in International Development 0.5
GS212 Issues in International Development 0.5
GS220 Being Human in a Global Age [1] 0.5
GS221 The Cosmopolitan Village? 0.5
GS222 Contemporary Western Societies 0.5
GS224 World Religions in Global Context 1.0
GS231 War, Culture and Conflict 0.5
GS232 Peace and Conflict Transformation: An Introduction 0.5
GS300 Global Studies Fieldwork [2] 0.5
GS302 Global Studies: A Case Study [3] 0.5
GS305 The Individualized World [4] 0.5
GS311 The Global Economy [5] 0.5
GS312 Special Topics in International Development [6] 0.5
GS321 Special Topics in Culture and Globalization [7] 0.5
GS323 Global Migrations, Refugees and Diasporas [8] 0.5
GS325 Religion, Culture and Society [9] 0.5
GS327 Tourists, Tourism and the Globe [10] 0.5
GS331 Contemporary Global Conflicts and the Search for Peace: A Case Study Approach [11] 0.5
GS333 War, Memory and Popular Culture [12] 0.5
GS335 Peacebuilding in the Shadow of War [13] 0.5
GS340 Special Topics in Global Studies [14] 0.5
GS342 Civil Society, Social Movements and Globalization [15] 0.5
GS350 Directed Studies [16] 0.5
GS351 Nature, Culture and Development [17] 0.5
GS355 Indigenous Peoples in Global Context [18] 0.5
GS357 Gender and Sexualities in Global Context [19] 0.5
GS361 Disasters and Development [20] 0.5
GS388 Field Course in Global Studies [21] 0.5
GS396 Semester Abroad: Pre-departure Learning [22] 0.25
GS397 Semester Abroad: On-exchange experience [23] 0.25
GS398 Global Studies in Practice 0.5
GS399 Post-Field Placement 0.5
GS400 Seminar in Global Studies 1.5
GS405 Special Topics in Global Studies 0.5
GS411 Global Justice 0.5
GS412 Africa in a Changing World 0.5
GS413 Globalization Unhinged [24] 0.5
GS421 Ethical Encounters 0.5
GS422 Dialogue and Critique in an Age of Terror 0.5
GS425 The Global Lives of Natural Resources 0.5
GS431 Narratives Of/About Violence 0.5
GS434 Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law 0.5
GS435 Disarming Conflicts 0.5
GS450 Directed Studies 1.0
GS451 City Worlds 0.5
GS453 Human Rights in Global Context 0.5
GS461 Global humanitarianism: Between Gift and Power 0.5
GS488 Senior Field course in Global Studies [25] 1.0
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS441 deleted; effective September 1, 2018.

  1. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS220 Title and description revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  2. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS300 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  3. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS302 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  4. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS305 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  5. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS311 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  6. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS312 New course; effective September 1, 2018.

  7. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS321 New course; effective September 1, 2018.

  8. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS323 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  9. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS325 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  10. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS327 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  11. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS331 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  12. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS333 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  13. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS335 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  14. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS340 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  15. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS342 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  16. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS350 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  17. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS351 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  18. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS355 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  19. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS357 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  20. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS361 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  21. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS388 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.

  22. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS396 New course; effective September 1, 2018.

  23. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS397 New course; effective September 1, 2018.

  24. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS413 New course; effective September 1, 2018.

  25. Senate Academic Planning Committee May 1, 2018: GS488 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2018.