Spring 2024 Concentration course list

Spring 2024 Concentration Course List (Including Special Topics)

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 that: 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 for which a section number is given (e.g. GLOA 450-002) are usually “special topics” courses and 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 

Africa

ARTH 206 - Survey of African Art
ECON 362 - African Economic Development
HIST 336 - The African American Experience in the United States: Reconstruction to the Present
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 320 - Global Africa
 


Asia

ARTH 203-001: Survey of Asian Art
CHIN 310 - Survey of Chinese Literature
CHIN 311 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
CHIN 320 - Contemporary Chinese Film
CHIN 470 - Special Topics in Chinese Studies
GOVT 333 - Government and Politics of Asia
GOVT 341 - Chinese Foreign Policy
HIST 353 - History of Traditional China
RELI 212 - Introduction to Religions of Asia
RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 317 - East Asian Cultures
CHIN 320 - Contemp Chinese Film
CHIN 470 - Food and Culture in China
GLOA 400-001: Globalization in Asia (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
GOVT 444 - DL1 - History of Taiwan
GGS 317 - Geography of China
HIST 387-DL3: History of Taiwan
JAPA 360 - Topics in Japanese Popular Culture
KORE 300 - Korean Culture and Society
KORE 320 - Korean Popular Culture in a Global World


Europe

GERM 325 - Major Writers
GOVT 334 - Government and Politics of Europe
HIST 304 - Western Europe in the Middle Ages
HIST 305 - The Renaissance
RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization
SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers
SPAN 484 - Modern and Contemporary Literature of Spain
SPAN 484 - Modern and Contemporary Literature of Spain
SPECIAL TOPICS
ARTH 341-001: Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
HIST 302-001: Classical Rome
HIST 388-001: Nazi Germany
HIST 388-002: Pagans and Christians
HIST 388-003: Modern Britain: Downton Abbey to the Beatles, 1900-1970

 

The Environment

BIOL 301 - Biology and Society
ECON 335 - Environmental Economics
ECON 435 - Economics of Energy
EVPP 336 - Tackling Wicked Problems in Society the Environment
EVPP 377 - Applied Ecology
EVPP 475 - Global Biodiversity Governance
GGS 302 - Global Environmental Hazards
GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation
GGS 311 - Geographic Information Systems
GOVT 361 or EVPP 361 - Introduction to Environmental Policy
INTS 334 - Environmental Justice
PHIL 243 - Global Environmental Ethics
TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism
SPECIAL TOPICS
CONF 399 - Environmental Movements
GGS 317 Geography of China 

 

Global Economy & Management

ECON 310 - Money and Banking
ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas
ECON 362 - African Economic Development
ECON 380 - Economies in Transition
ECON 390 - International Economics
MGMT 461 - Cross Cultural and Global Management
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)
 

 

Global Governance

COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication
CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World
CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism
EVPP 475 - Global Biodiversity Governance
GGS 301 - Political Geography
GOVT 342 - Diplomacy
GOVT 344 - American Foreign Policy
GOVT 346 - American Security Policy
GOVT 347 - International Security
GOVT 412 - Politics and the Mass Media
INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement
SOCI 340 - Power, Politics, and Society
SPECIAL TOPICS
GLOA 400-001: Globalization in Asia (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
GLOA 400-003: Applied Approaches in Diplomacy (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
GLOA 400-DL1: Human Rights and Globalization (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
GOVT 490 - 007 - US/Mexico Border Policy
HIST 387-005: America in the World
HIST 387-DL4: The Global History of Drugs
INTS 375 - 002 : Global Childhoods

 

Global Inequalities & Responses 

CONF 394 - Human Rights and Inequality
CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World
GCH 332 - Health and Disease
INTS 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism
INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement
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 399-001: Global Migration and Experiences of Displacement
CONF 399-004 - Genocide
GLOA 400-001: Globalization in Asia (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
GLOA 400-DL1: Human Rights and Globalization (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
INTS 375 - 002 : Global Childhoods
PHIL 429-DL1:  Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy: Critical Philosophies of Race
SOCI 395-007: (Im)migration Policies and Applied Methods  

 

Human Security

CONF 345 - Social Dynamics of Terrorism, Security, and Justice 
CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism
ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas
EVPP 436 - Politics of Climate Change Governance 
GCH 332 - Health and Disease
GGS 311 - Geographic Information Systems
GOVT 346 - American Security Policy
GOVT 347 - International Security
INTS 314 - Conflict, Trauma and Healing
INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement
SPECIAL TOPICS
ANTH 399-001: Global Migration and Experiences of Displacement
CONF 399-004 - Genocide
GLOA 400-DL1: Human Rights and Globalization (Cannot simultaneously count for Mason Core capstone and concentration)
SOCI 395-007: (Im)migration Policies and Applied Methods  

 

International Development

ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas
ECON 362 - African Economic Development
EVPP 475 - Global Biodiversity Governance
GCH 205 - Global Health
GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation
GOVT 434 - Democracy in Global Perspective
INTS 401 - Conservation Biology
INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement
TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism
 

 
Latin America

ANTH 302 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
ARTH 376 - Twentieth-Century Latin American Art
 GGS 316 - Geography of Latin America
GOVT 331 - Government and Politics of Latin America 
HIST 272 - Survey of Latin American History
HIST 365 - Conquest and Colonization in Latin America
SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers
SPAN 390 - Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis
SPAN 466 - Latin American Civilization and Culture

 

Media, Communication, & Culture

 COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication
COMM 380 - Media Criticism
COMM 412 - Politics and the Mass Media
ENGH 315 - Folklore and Folklife
ENGH 362 - Global Voices
FRLN 330 - Topics in World Literature
FRLN 331 - Contexts for Global Cinema
PSYC 379 - Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology
THR 359 - World Stages
SPECIAL TOPICS
ENGH 371 - Television Studies
ENGH 372 - Introduction to Film 
HIST 397-002: Public History in Action
INTS 336 - DL1 - Art as Social Action
INTS 371 - 001 - Sustainable Fashion

 

Middle East & North Africa

 ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
ARTH 319 - Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
ARTH 320 - Art of the Islamic Worl
GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics
HIST 282 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization
RELI 211 - Introduction to Religions of the "West"
RELI 343 - Sufism
RELI 352 - Judaism from Exile to Talmud
RELI 368 - Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights
SPECIAL TOPICS
HIST 387-DL2: Race and Slavery in the Islamic World
GOVT 490-004 - Geopolitics of Iran
 

 

North America

 ENGH 355 - Recent American Fiction
ENGH 356 - Recent American Poetry
GGS 315 - Geography of the United States
GOVT 301 - Public Law and the Judicial Process
GOVT 308 - The American Presidency
HIST 336-001: The African American Experience in the United States: From Reconstruction to the Present
Special Topics
ARTH 375-DL1: Indigenous Arts of the U.S. and Canada
CRIM 401 - 001 - Policing in America 
CRIM 415 - DL1 - Guns and Crime in America
GOVT 319 - 006 - Religion and Law in the U.S.
HIST 334-001: American Scriptures
HIST 341-001: History of Sport in the United States
HIST 373-001: The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 387-005: America in the World
HIST 389-003: Native American Histories, 1835 to Present
HIST 389-009: Black Communities in the Post-Civil War South
HIST 403-001: Revolutionary Era in American History, 1763-1812
INTS 371 - 001 - Food Systems and Policy
SOCI 330 - 001 - Poverty Wealth Inequality US

 

Russia & Central Asia

 ECON 380 - Economies in Transition
GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia
HIST 329 - Modern Russia and the Soviet Union
RUSS 327 - 20th-Century Literature in Translation
RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization
SPECIAL TOPICS
GGS 326 - Geog E. Europe & Russia