Fall 2024 Concentration Course List

This list is in addition to the courses listed for each concentration in the University Catalog. For the day, time, and location of the course, see the current Schedule of Classes on Patriot Web. Some of these courses may have prerequisites and/or permission of the instructor - check the course listing in the University Catalog for details (catalog.gmu.edu). Offerings may change through the enrollment period.

Note: Any course counted toward a concentration cannot count toward any other requirement, including, for example, the Mason Core, a minor, a second major, or a second GLOA concentration.

Courses under “special topics”  may not be offered on a recurring basis. 

Thematic Concentrations
The Environment
Global Economy & Management 
Global Governance 
Global Inequalities & Responses 
Human Security 
International Development 
Media, Communication, & Culture 
 
Regional Concentrations 
Africa 
Asia 
Europe 
Latin America 
The Middle East & North Africa 
North America
Russia & Central Asia 

THE ENVIRONMENT
ANTH 370 - Environment and Culture 
BIOL 301 - Biology and Society 
EVPP 336 - Tackling Wicked Problems in Society the Environment 
EVPP 361 - Introduction to Environmental Policy 
EVPP 362 - Intermediate Environmental Policy 
EVPP 377 - Applied Ecology 
GEOL 309 - Oceanography 
GGS 302 - Global Environmental Hazards 
GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation 
GGS 307 - Geographic Approaches for Sustainable Development 
GGS 311 - Geographic Information Systems 
GLOA 388 - Global Health and Development 
INTS 334 - Environmental Justice 
PHIL 343 - Topics in Environmental Philosophy 
TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism 
SPECIAL TOPICS 
ANTH 331 - Refugees
ANTH 370 -  Environment and Culture 
INST 311-001 - Animal Migratn/Consrvatn  
INTS 403 - Conservation Behavior 
 
GLOBAL ECONOMY AND MANAGEMENT
ECON 310 - Money and Banking 
ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas 
ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin America 
ECON 362 - African Economic Development 
ECON 390 - International Economics 
GOVT 367 - Money, Markets and Economic Policy 
MGMT 461 - Cross Cultural and Global Management 
MKTG 407 - Global Marketing 
MBUS 305 - Introduction to International Business 
BULE 303 - Legal Environment of Business (BULE courses require the approval of the director) 
BULE 402 - Commercial Law (BULE courses require the approval of the director) 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
ANTH 331 - Refugees
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
INTS 332 - Business and Sustainability 
 
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication 
CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World 
CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism 
GGS 301 - Political Geography 
GLOA 387 - Human Security, Globalization, and Development 
GOVT 342 - Diplomacy 
GOVT 343 - International Political Economy 
GOVT 344 - American Foreign Policy 
GOVT 346 - American Security Policy 
GOVT 347 - International Security 
GOVT 447 - Revolution and International Politics
Special Topics:
ANTH 331 - Refugees
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
WMST 407: Transnational Sexualities

 
GLOBAL INEQUALITIES AND RESPONSES
CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World 
GCH 332 - Health and Disease 
GGS 304 - Population Geography 
GLOA 388 - Global Health and Development 
INTS 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism 
SOCI 307 - Social Movements and Political Protest 
SOCI 308 - Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World 
SOCI 315 - Contemporary Gender Relations 
SOCI 355 - Social Inequality 
WMST 100 - Global Representations of Women 
WMST 200- Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 
Special Topics 
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 331 - Refugees
INTS 362: Social Justice and Human Rights
WMST 407: Transnational Sexualities

 
HUMAN SECURITY
ANTH 331 - Refugees 
CONF 345 - Social Dynamics of Terrorism, Security, and Justice  
CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism 
ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas 
GCH 332 - Health and Disease 
GCH 405 - Global Health Interventions: History and Systems 
GGS 311 - Geographic Information Systems 
GLOA 387 - Human Security, Globalization, and Development  
GOVT 346 - American Security Policy 
GOVT 347 - International Security 
SOCI 320 - Globalization and Social Change
Special Topics:
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 331 - Refugees
WMST 407: Transnational Sexualities

 
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
ANTH 331 - Refugees 
ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas 
ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin Americ 
ECON 362 - African Economic Development 
GCH 205 - Global Health 
GCH 405- Global Health Interventions: History and Systems 
GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation 
GGS 307 - Geographic Approaches for Sustainable Development 
GLOA 387 - Human Security, Globalization, and Development  
GLOA 388 - Global Health and Development 
HEAL 350 - Health Interventions for Vulnerable Populations 
PHIL 344 - Ethical Issues in Global Health 
TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism 
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

 
MEDIA, COMMUNICATION, & CULTURE
COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication 
COMM 380 - Media Criticism 
ENGH 315 - Folklore and Folklife 
FRLN 330 - Topics in World Literature 
PSYC 379 - Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology 
SOCI 314 - Sociology of Culture 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
ANTH 331 - Refugees
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ENGH 374 - Screening the Global City 
INTS 348 - Digital Futures 
 
AFRICA
ECON 362 - African Economic Development 
GGS 325 - Geography of North Africa and the Middle East  
HIST 335 - The African American Experience in the United States: African Background to 1885 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
AFAM 390-001 - South African History 
FREN 325 - Sub-Saharan African Authors 
RELI 322-001 - Religions of Africa 
 
ASIA
ARTH 383 - Arts of Southeast Asia 
CHIN 310 - Survey of Chinese Literature 
CHIN 311 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 
CHIN 325 - Major Chinese Writers 
GOVT 333 - Government and Politics of Asia 
HIST 252 - Survey of East Asian History 
HIST 354 - Modern China 
JAPA 310 - Japanese Culture in a Global World 
JAPA 320 - Japanese Cinema 
RELI 313 - Hinduism 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
ANTH 309 - Peoples and Cultures of India 
HIST 387-004 - History of Modern South Asia
 
EUROPE
ARTH 340 - Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500 
ENGH 361 - Continental Fiction, 1880-1950 
FREN 470 - French and Francophone Cinema 
GERM 325 - Major Writers 
GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia 
HIST 308 - Nineteenth-Century Europe 
HIST 314 -  History of Germany 
SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 331 - Refugees
HIST 308-002 - 19th Century Europe 
HIST 326 - Stalinism  
 
LATIN AMERICA
ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin America 
HIST 271 - Survey of Latin American History 
SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers 
SPAN 388 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies 
SPAN 390 - Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis  
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 331 - Refugees 


MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
GGS 325 - Geography of North Africa and the Middle East 
GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa 
GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics 
HIST 281 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization 
RELI 211 - Introduction to Religions of the "West" 
RELI 310 - Judaism 
RELI 312 - Islam 
RELI 368 - Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 331 - Refugees
GOVT 490 DL1 - US Foreign Policy: Middle East 
HIST 387 001 - Hist Reli of Modern Israel 
 
NORTH AMERICA
ENGH 355 - Recent American Fiction 
GOVT 301 - Public Law and the Judicial Process 
GOVT 307 - Legislative Behavior 
HIST 351 - History of the Old South 
HIST 370  - War and American Society  
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 331 - Refugees
 
RUSSIA & CENTRAL ASIA
GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia 
GOVT 447 - Revolution and International Politics 
HIST 329 - Modern Russia and the Soviet Union 
RUSS 325 - Major Russian Writers 
RUSS 326 - 19th-Century Literature in Translation 
RUSS 354 - Contemporary Post-Soviet Life 
SPECIAL TOPICS  
GGS 333 DL1 – Geography of Central Asia