Department of Global and International Studies


Eve Darian-Smith, Department Chair
569 Social Science Tower
949-824-1072
https://www.globalstudies.uci.edu

Overview

The Department of Global and International Studies provides a critical interdisciplinary perspective on pressing global issues such as climate change, mass migrations, human rights, global health, food insecurity, rising authoritarianism, regional conflict, and the global political economy.

International Studies majors acquire 21st century analytical skills and knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community. The degree in International Studies prepares students for graduate study and professional careers in a variety of fields in the national and international job markets such as international affairs and public policy, international law, international organizations, academic research and teaching, and non-governmental work (in human rights, humanitarianism, development and environmental issues).

Undergraduate Program

Requirements for the major include a core set of courses: Introduction to Global Studies, Global Cultures and Society, Global Political Ideologies, Global Political Economy, Human Rights and Global Governance, and Global Environmental Issues. Also required is an additional lower-division social science course, and the Global and International Studies Forum. Students also choose both a geographic focus and a global focus to enable them to broaden and deepen areas of knowledge and topics of particular interest. The final requirements are competence in a language other than English and an international experience or approved internship.

Requirements for the B.A. in International Studies

All students must meet the University Requirements.
All students must meet the School Requirements.
Requirements for the Major

All International Studies majors must complete a minimum of 16 courses for a letter grade, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

A. Complete:
INTL ST 1 Introduction to Global Studies
B. Select four from the following:
Global Cultures and Society
Global Political Ideologies
Global Political Economy
Human Rights and Global Governance
Global Environmental Issues
C. Select one from the following:
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
World: Innovations
World: Empires and Revolutions
World: Nation, War, and Rights
Global Economy
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Politics Around the World
US & World Geography
Globalization and Transnational Sociology
D. Competency in a language other than English. 1
E. Geographic Focus: Select two upper-division courses in any one geographic area. 2
F. Global Focus: Select five upper-division courses. At least two courses must be from Module A. 2
Module A:
Global Trials
Global Social Movements
Global Cities and Slums
Global Refugees and Stateless People
Case Studies in Global and Planetary Health
Global Trafficking
Global Gender and Sexuality
Global Political Ecology
Global Food Environment
Racism and Global Apartheid
Global Inequalities
Module B:
For a quarterly list of approved upper-division courses, please visit the Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs Office: https://www.undergrad.socsci.uci.edu/policies/index.php
G. Two quarters of INTL ST 183A, one quarter of which must be taken during the junior or senior year as a capstone experience.
H. At least one quarter of international experience. 3

Honors Program in International Studies

The Honors Program allows International Studies majors to engage in research leading to the completion of an honors thesis. The topic for the honors thesis is selected by the student, in consultation with a faculty advisor, and should reflect a theme consistent with the student’s module in the International Studies major.

The honors program is open to all junior and senior International Studies majors with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 GPA in the major.

During the spring quarter of the junior year or during the summer before the senior year, students formally apply to the honors program. Students will be notified of their selection to the honors program by September 1. In the fall quarter of the senior year, students enroll in International Studies INTL ST H180, Honors Research Seminar. In this course, each student formulates a written research plan (i.e., prospectus) for the honors thesis. Students also select a faculty member who agrees to supervise the research, evaluate the written work, and approve the honors thesis. In the winter quarter of the senior year, students enroll in International Studies INTL ST H190, Senior Thesis, with their faculty advisor. The faculty advisor supervises and evaluates data collection and analysis and reads and edits chapter drafts. In the spring quarter of the senior year, students enroll in a second quarter of Senior Thesis, with their faculty advisor. The thesis is to be completed by the student and approved by the advisor prior to the end of the quarter.

Honors students must also demonstrate a high level of language proficiency by completing two courses beyond the 2A level in language, literature, or culture taught in their chosen international language.

International Studies majors are also required to pursue some form of international experience, as explained in major requirement H.

Sigma Iota Rho: National Honors Society

The National Honor Society in International Studies was established in 1985, and welcomed the University of California, Irvine, designated Gamma Gamma, as a new chapter on November 30, 2006. The Gamma Gamma Chapter was established primarily as a means by which to honor those students who have excelled academically and to foster integrity and creative performance in the understanding of world affairs.

For more information, call the Department of Global and International Studies office at 949-824-0151.

Minor in International Studies

International Studies Minor Requirements
A. Complete:
INTL ST 1 Introduction to Global Studies
B. Select one of the following:
Global Cultures and Society
Global Political Ideologies
Global Political Economy
Human Rights and Global Governance
Global Environmental Issues
C. Geographic Focus: Two upper-division courses in one geographic area 1
D. Global Focus: Three upper-division courses. At least one must be from Module A.
Module A:
Global Trials
Global Social Movements
Global Cities and Slums
Global Refugees and Stateless People
Case Studies in Global and Planetary Health
Global Trafficking
Global Gender and Sexuality
Global Political Ecology
Global Food Environment
Racism and Global Apartheid
Global Inequalities
Module B 1
E. One quarter of INTL ST 183A
 

Minor in Conflict Resolution

 

The minor in Conflict Resolution offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students both discover and prepare themselves for any career. The course of study provides skills in conflict analysis and resolution and a useful understanding of integrative institutions at the local, regional, and international levels. As enrolled minors, students are invited to special engagements where they can interact with leading community and government officials from the U.S. and other countries, prominent scholars and other experts in local and international conflict resolution.

The curriculum includes training that students may apply toward State of California certification as a mediator.

Conflict Resolution Minor Requirements
A. Complete one of the following:
Introduction to International Relations
Race and Ethnicity
B. Conflict Resolution Core: four courses as follows:
POL SCI 149 Special Topics in International Relations
INTL ST 183E Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective
INTL ST 183B Seminar in Mediation
INTL ST 183CW Seminar Conflict Resolution
C. Conflict Resolution Electives: Select two of the following:
Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World
Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia
Cross-Cultural Research on Urban Gangs (same as CRM/LAW C156)
Hate Crimes
The Era of World War II: 1933-45
The Politics of Protest
Comparative Minority Politics
U.S. Coercive Diplomacy
Violence in Society
Transnational Gangs
Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States
Vietnam War
U.S. War on Terrorism
Protests, Movements, and Revolutions
D. Two quarters of INTL ST 183A (Global and International Studies Forum), one quarter of which must be taken during the senior year as a capstone experience.

NOTE: With faculty approval, a student may substitute a maximum of one course. With faculty approval, a student participating in the UC Education Abroad Program may substitute a maximum of two courses.

Graduate Emphasis in Global Studies

Philip McCarty, Graduate Director
591 Social Science Tower
949-824-6352
philip.mccarty@uci.edu

Students from any UCI graduate or professional program (except for those in self-supporting graduate programs) are eligible to apply to the emphasis in Global Studies, administered through the Department of Global and International Studies.

Admission

In the spring quarter of their first or second year, interested Ph.D. students must contact the Graduate Director to indicate interests in applying for the Graduate Emphasis in Global Studies. The application process consists of:

  • An online application
  • A one-page statement of purpose, including areas of interest and research
  • One copy of student’s unofficial transcript
  • Two faculty letters of recommendation (one from the student’s primary advisor)

Requirements

Upon admission into the Graduate Emphasis in Global Studies, the student must complete the three-course sequence: INTL ST 204-INTL ST 205-INTL ST 206.

The emphasis is comprised of three inter-connected components: 1) a year-long theory and research sequence of three seminars taught by core faculty in the Department of Global and International Studies; 2) cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary mentorship and advising; and 3) ongoing professionalization opportunities for students. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence, but to ensure flexibility, a student can take the courses in any order and complete them over one year or more.

Each student will be assigned a faculty member outside of his or her home department and will meet with that mentor on a regular basis to discuss the student’s ongoing research.

Admitted students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements are awarded a letter signed by the Director noting that the student has incorporated Global Studies into their research and professional activities.

 

Courses

INTL ST 1. Introduction to Global Studies. 4 Units.

Ongoing historical processes that increase global integration, the social, economic, and political interdependence of different regions, cultures, and peoples. Topics include ancient empires, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, modern imperialism and warfare, decolonization, global social movements, conflict, inequality, and global governance.

Same as SOC SCI 4A.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 11. Global Cultures and Society. 4 Units.

Offers a general overview of the rise of global interdependence in political, economic, demographic, and cultural terms. Considers what drove people from relative isolation into intensified intercourse with one another, and investigates the consequences of this shift.

Same as ANTHRO 41A.

Restriction: Anthropology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 12. Global Political Ideologies. 4 Units.

An overview of the major political ideologies shaping the current world order and global conflict. Topics include liberalism, democracy, nationalism, capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism, neoliberalism, clash of civilizations, sectarian violence, populist nationalism, and de-globalization.

Same as POL SCI 44B, SOC SCI 12.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 13. Global Economy. 4 Units.

Acquaints students with the fundamental patterns of the global economy. Emphasizes the historical roots and political implications of economic choices.

Same as ECON 13.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Quantitative Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Business Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III, VIII)

INTL ST 14. Introduction to International Relations. 4 Units.

Analysis of political relations between and among nations with emphasis on explanations of conflict and cooperation. The role of ideologies and their relation to international problems are also examined.

Same as POL SCI 41A.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 15. Global Political Economy. 4 Units.

The global economy as an integrated system. The rise of world trade, capitalism, national economies, market cycles, competing economic ideologies, development, globalization, transnational labor, multinational corporations, and the role of UN, World Bank, WTO, and the IMF in global governance.

Same as SOC SCI 15.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 16. Human Rights and Global Governance. 4 Units.

Historical development of civil, political rights and the rise of human rights in international law. Explores role, and limitations, of the UN, ICJ, and ICC in global governance. Reconceptualizing democracy and political representation in a postnational 21st century.

Same as POL SCI 45A, SOC SCI 16.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 17. Global Environmental Issues. 4 Units.

Examines problems such as global climate change, growing human populations, fisheries depletion, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and food security. Introduces political, social, and economic factors contributing to environmental issues and their disproportional impacts on the world’s poor and minorities.

Same as SOC SCI 17.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(III and VIII ).

INTL ST 32A. Dilemmas of Diversity. 4 Units.

Focuses on racial, ethnic, and gender diversity, multiculturalism, and their impact on our social and political ideals. Traces the sources of ideas about difference, equality, and toleration, and examines tensions that occur when forms of identity conflict with one another.

Same as POL SCI 32A.

(VII)

INTL ST 100. Global Trials. 4 Units.

Explores landmark legal trials that have impacted both domestic and world affairs.The trials provide a lens through which to explore society at the time, as well as shed light on the historical legacies of current social, political, and legal values.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 101A. Global Social Movements. 4 Units.

The evolution of global social movements over past 250 years. Age of Revolutions in America, France, and Haiti; nationalism and labor; 1960s global decolonization; 21st century Latin American indigenous movements; Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and social media's #metoo, #BlackLivesMatter.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 101B. Global Cities and Slums. 4 Units.

Cities as a window into contemporary challenges of the globalized world. Global cities such as Los Angeles, London, and Beijing compared with cities with slums in the global south such as Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, and Mumbai.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 102A. Global Refugees and Stateless People. 4 Units.

Examines the reason behind global refugee crises, and what it means to be a displaced migrant or stateless person in history and in contemporary society. Links case studies about refugees around the world.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 102B. Global Asias and Orientalism. 4 Units.

Examines how the modern world is divided between East and West in the age of globalization. Through the postcolonial framework of Orientalism, it considers a pluralistic idea of Asia and the current notion of the new world order as one.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 103A. Case Studies in Global and Planetary Health. 4 Units.

Explores critical global health and planetary health studies, linking past trends to current research of health inequalities. Case studies include maternal-fetal mortality, environmental contamination, disaster preparedness, pharmaceutical development and access, and humanitarian aid interventions.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 104A. Global Trafficking. 4 Units.

Explores trafficking in different global contexts. Covers sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Tracks the use of the concept in policy, human rights, law, humanitarianism, and media. Provides a complex and nuanced understanding of the problem and its solutions.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 104BW. Global Gender and Sexuality. 4 Units.

Develops critical insights into gender and sexuality as products of the world around us and as lived experiences across the globe. Topics include agency and resistance, intersectionality, feminisms, colonialism, heteronormativity, gender violence, masculinities, media and popular culture, globalization and migration.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Ib)

INTL ST 105A. Game Theory and Politics I. 4 Units.

Introduction to game theory and a survey of its political applications. Examples of topics covered include voting in small committees, legislatures, and mass elections; interest group activities and environmental issues; institutional design, and the evolution of cooperative behavior.

Same as POL SCI 130A, SOC SCI 103A, SOCIOL 134.

Restriction: Social Policy/Public Service Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 105B. Game Theory and Politics II. 4 Units.

More advanced game theory and its political applications, beginning where Game Theory and Politics I ends. Examples of topics covered include revolutions; arms race; spatial models of party competition; political manipulation; political coalitions and their power.

Prerequisite: POL SCI 130A or ECON 116A

Same as POL SCI 130B, SOC SCI 103B.

Restriction: Social Policy/Public Service Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 106A. Global Political Ecology. 4 Units.

Introduction to political ecology and critical analysis of the global scale and globalization. Topics include current and historical climate change, fossil fuels, international trade and investment, soil erosion and pollution, deforestation, waste, ocean ecology, water crisis, wars, revolutions, and refugees.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 106B. Global Food Environment. 4 Units.

Examines the global political ecology of food, focusing on the U.S., China, and Brazil. Topics include the history of agriculture, imperialism/neocolonialism, Malthusianism, migration, agro-industrialization, deforestation, GMOs, agrochemicals, soil and water contamination, land struggles, food security/safety/sovereignty, dietary habits, and climate change.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Minors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 111B. World of Coffee . 4 Units.

History of consumption and production of coffee over the centuries, and coffee's cultural, economic, social, political consequences. Coffee's social life as a drug, symbol of hospitality, religious rite, sociability and bourgeois lifestyle, commodity, source of livelihoods, imperial revenues, corporate profits.

Same as HISTORY 163.

INTL ST 111C. Global Economics and Security. 4 Units.

Analyzes U.S. economic strategy, the impact of U.S. foreign policy on economic strategy, the rise and the challenge of future Great Powers, and focuses on theories of growth, hegemonic stability, and the rise of interdependence in the economic field.

INTL ST 112A. International Business. 4 Units.

Introduction to conducting business in the international arena, decision making in the organization, and globalization of markets and production. Topics covered range from tax and finance to ethics, marketing, and more. Continuing corporate regulatory scandals discussed.

Same as SOC SCI 115D.

INTL ST 114A. International Political Economy. 4 Units.

Examination of problems in global political-economic relations through competing conceptual lenses or grand theories: mercantilism, liberalism, and Marxism. Surveys North-North and North-South issues relating power and wealth.

Same as POL SCI 141B.

(VIII)

INTL ST 115. Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century. 4 Units.

Explores a multidisciplinary understanding of poverty and inequality in the 21st century and assesses impact of education, health, technology, and other interventions. Course offered online only.

Same as UPPP 115.

INTL ST 117A. Transnational Migration. 4 Units.

Examines the movement of people across national borders, governmentality and the role of state practices to control populations, and issues of citizenship, belonging, and identity. Examples are drawn from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Same as CHC/LAT 161, ANTHRO 125X.

(VIII)

INTL ST 122. Nuclear Environments. 4 Units.

Understanding the impact of the nuclear age on the environment and human health through interrelated developments of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The early years of weapon development, catastrophic environmental pollution, perils of nuclear power in the U.S. and Russia.

Same as SOCECOL E127, PUBHLTH 168.

(VIII)

INTL ST 124A. Introduction to the Comparative Study of Legal Cultures. 4 Units.

Traces the anthropological and comparative cultural study of law from the nineteenth century to the present; briefly surveys the diversity of recorded legal cultures and critically examines key concepts which have been used to describe and classify them.

Same as CRM/LAW C102.

Restriction: Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment. SocEcol-Urban & Regional Plan Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 130. Transnational Gangs. 4 Units.

Examines the internationalization of U.S. domestic street gangs. The relationship between California gangs Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street and Mexico/Central American gangs is assessed. Specified topics include: mobilization, migration, territorialism, culture, organization, and use of technology.

Same as SOC SCI 120.
Overlaps with SOC SCI XI120, INTL ST XI130.

INTL ST 131A. Just War Revisited. 4 Units.

Examines the evolution of the doctrine of the just war across the history of Western political thought, the importance of changes in the doctrine and whether it applies today; examines international relations case studies to determine today's relevancy.

Same as POL SCI 135B.

INTL ST 140A. Approaches to International Relations. 4 Units.

Reviews theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of international relations using contending perspectives to analyze power and influence, capabilities, interdependence, reciprocity, international regimes, anarchy, cooperation, imperialism, and hegemony.

Same as POL SCI 144A.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 141B. Homeland Security . 4.0 Units.

Examines the 9/11 origins of the concept of homeland security; assess the evolution, structure, and operations of the Department of Homeland Security; critically examines the evolution of threat assessment to the U.S. and the utilization of risk management methodologies.

Same as POL SCI 143G.

INTL ST 142A. U.S. Foreign Policy I: Globalism and Cold War. 4 Units.

Looks at changing international perspectives, policy responses, and military strategies of presidential administrations from Truman to Reagan. In assessing the motives and objectives of U.S. foreign policy leaders during the “Cold War” era, the concept of “national interest” is examined.

Same as POL SCI 142D.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 142D. The International Relations of East Asia. 4 Units.

Surveys various aspects of relations between the nations of East Asia. Topics include the historical development of the region; current political and security relations, including the impact of the American military presence.

Same as POL SCI 142B.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 142E. U.S. Coercive Diplomacy. 4 Units.

Examines the theory of compellence and the U.S. practice of coercive diplomacy--the power to change behavior of other governments. Specific case examples: the Cuban missile crisis, bombing of North Vietnam, the Nicaraguan Contras, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Libya.

Same as POL SCI 142G.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 142G. U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Asia. 4 Units.

U.S. policy toward the countries of East Asia: bilateral and regional security relationships, U.S. economic relations with the major Asian countries, the development of regional institutions, and human rights.

Same as POL SCI 141E.

INTL ST 143A. Vietnam War. 4 Units.

Examines social structures and social changes in Vietnamese and U.S. societies through the study of the Vietnam War.

Same as SOCIOL 170A.

INTL ST 144A. Comparative Politics: Four Nations, Three Continents. 4 Units.

Studies four countries in a comparative fashion: their respective political histories and cultural traditions; actual differences among their superficially similar party, parliamentary, and executive institutions; contemporary economic policy. The countries represent three continents and varying levels of economic development.

Same as POL SCI 154C.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 145A. International Law. 4 Units.

Examination of the origin, changing structure, application of international law, and the role of legal norms in regulating the behavior of states and maintaining international order.

Prerequisite: POL SCI 71A

Same as POL SCI 172A.

(VIII)

INTL ST 147CW. International Humanitarianism. 4 Units.

Examines, analyzes, and evaluates the humanitarian phenomenon, the actors involved in it (including states, international organizations (IOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)), the rise of a body of international humanitarian law, and the problems and debates associated with international humanitarianism today.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as POL SCI 147CW.

(Ib)

INTL ST 147D. International Organizations. 4 Units.

Active learning course that examines origins, decision-making processes, activities, and evolution of leading international organizations (e.g. U.N., NATO, EU, AU, WTO, World Bank, IMF). Activities include drafting reforms, applying theory, assessing dysfunctions, and participating in U.N. negotiation simulations.

Same as POL SCI 147D.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 150. Racism and Global Apartheid. 4 Units.

The concept of race has been used to draw a global color line dividing rich from poor, developed from developing, first from third worlds. Racism is used to justify slavery, colonialism, imperialism, eugenics, genocide, and extreme inequalities produced by globalization.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 151B. Religion and World Politics. 4 Units.

Examines the relationship between religion and world politics historically and today, focusing on connections with peace/war, democracy, human rights, secularism(s), and globalization. Covers major debates, scholarship, concepts, and theories through class exercises, exams, and essays.

Prerequisite: POL SCI 41A or INTL ST 11 or INTL ST 12 or REL STD 5A or REL STD 5B or REL STD 5C

Same as POL SCI 146B, REL STD 115.

INTL ST 152A. Non-Government Organization (NGO) Fundamentals. 4 Units.

Introduction to non-governmental organizations, including their role in U.S. society and the international community. Explores varying definitions of NGOs and the characteristics held in common by all NGOs.

Same as SOC SCI 152A.

INTL ST 153B. Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender. 4 Units.

Explores the construction of gender in national and transnational contexts. Special attention is given to how race, sexuality, class, and global inequalities shape different experiences of gender, and how gender structures political, institutional, and social life across the world.

Same as ANTHRO 121D.

(VII)

INTL ST 153C. Urban Anthropology. 4 Units.

Cultural roles of urban centers and processes of urbanization in comparative perspective, focusing on both nonwestern, nonindustrial societies of past and present; the relationship between modern urban centers and Third World peoples. Migration, urban poverty, in Africa, Asia, Latin America.

Same as ANTHRO 121J.

INTL ST 153D. Colonialism and Gender. 4 Units.

An anthropological enquiry into the ways colonial relations of power have been structured and gendered throughout the world, and to what effect. Examines the social locations of men and women in the everyday exercise of colonial and imperial power.

Same as ANTHRO 136G.

Restriction: Anthropology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 153E. Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World. 4 Units.

An exploration of the concepts of identity, culture, ethnicity, race, and nation through ethnographic cases, with a view to asking larger questions: how do people create nativeness and foreignness? How does "culture" get worked into contemporary racisms and nationalisms.

Same as ANTHRO 136A.

(VIII)

INTL ST 153F. Militarism and Gender. 4 Units.

Examination of feminist approaches to militarism, war, and political violence; drawing on representations of women as both victims of and participants in military violence; effects of militarism on formations of gender; effects of military industrial complex on nationalism and identity.

Same as GEN&SEX 167A.

INTL ST 154. Ethics and Justice in International Affairs. 4 Units.

Analyzes choices regarding the use of force, resolving conflict, and promoting human rights and social justice. Special attention is given to the American experience as a principal case study of ethics and statecraft.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 154B. Human Rights. 4 Units.

Examines the causes and consequences of human rights violations with a focus on Latin America. What are human rights? When and where are they violated? What political mechanisms are available to deal with human rights problems? How effective are they.

Same as POL SCI 153E.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 154C. Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide. 4 Units.

Original sources document personal impact of wars on genocides, from World War II to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides and current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Students train for and conduct personal interviews with someone who lived through a war.

Same as POL SCI 145A.

INTL ST 154W. Ethics and Justice in International Affairs. 4 Units.

Analyzes choices regarding the use of force, resolving conflict, and promoting human rights and social justice. Special attention is given to the American experience as a principal case study of ethics and statecraft.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Restriction: Upper-division students only. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Ib)

INTL ST 155A. International Journalism. 4 Units.

Studies and critically analyzes how the media covers international issues that have reshaped. American foreign coverage and the implications for Americans and U.S. foreign policy. Focuses on international reporting as a way of developing fundamental skills of journalism.

Same as SOC SCI 184F.

INTL ST 155BW. Media Writing. 4 Units.

Designed to teach reporting and news writing basics. Students learn how to gather and organize information, ask effective questions, develop story ideas, research facts, and write stories on deadline.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as SOC SCI 184GW.
Overlaps with INTL ST XI155B, SOC SCI XI184G.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Ib)

INTL ST 156A. Voting and Political Manipulation. 4 Units.

Introduction to social choice and cooperative games. Topics include majority rule, types of voting methods, apportionment and proportional representation, agenda manipulation, coalition formation, voting power, political consequences of electoral laws.

Same as POL SCI 151H, SOC SCI 121T, ECON 154.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Business Economics Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 157A. 21st Century Africa. 4 Units.

Comparative studies of the cultures and societies of Sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on critical study of colonialism and postcoloniality, social transformation, and the politics of identity.

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 2A

Same as ANTHRO 164A.

Restriction: Anthropology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(Ib)

INTL ST 157C. Comparing European and US Societies. 4 Units.

Society, culture, institutions of U.S. and European countries. Fertility to football, guns to government, work to welfare, health to housework. Cross-national approaches for understanding the world and thinking critically about taken-for-granted practices. Policies the U.S. might borrow for social issues.

Same as SOCIOL 157C.

INTL ST 158B. Peoples of the Pacific. 4 Units.

The cultural history and recent developments among the Pacific peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, New Guinea, and Australia.

Same as ANTHRO 163A.

(VIII)

INTL ST 158D. China in the Global Age. 4 Units.

Chinese society from 1949 to present. Social change in the context of political control and ideological considerations. Focus on the power structure, political decision processes, and ideological legitimation, and interplay with the Chinese community and its culture.

Same as SOCIOL 175B.

INTL ST 161A. Political Islam. 4 Units.

Political Islamd is a diverse phenomenon. While noticeable barriers exist to "Islamist democracy," it is the Islamists who will define the political future of much of the Muslim world. Reviews the experience of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, and Indonesia.

Same as SOC SCI 188K.

INTL ST 162B. Peoples and Cultures of Post-Soviet Eurasia. 4 Units.

Examines the cultures and political conflicts of the more than 130 indigenous ethnic groups in the European and Asian territories of the former U.S.S.R. Emphasis is on the theoretical issues of ethnicity, nationalism, and conflict management.

Same as POL SCI 154F, ANTHRO 164P.

(VIII)

INTL ST 163. Global Inequalities. 4 Units.

An examination of various forms of social, economic, and political inequality within and between nations. Different approaches to understanding inequality and the intersections of poverty, race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, health, and violence.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 165. Introduction to Contemporary Middle East Politics. 4 Units.

An overview of basic issues that shape the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Themes include implication of the colonization era, nation-state formation, inter-Arab relations, nationalism, Arab-Israel conflict, Islamic resurgence, and more.

Same as SOC SCI 188A, POL SCI 158D.

INTL ST 175A. U.S. War on Terrorism. 4.0 Units.

Analyzes the United States war on terrorism by focusing on terrorism, the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and changes in police powers through the Patriot Act, as well as the political leadership which directs the war.

Same as SOCIOL 170B.

INTL ST 176B. East Asian Politics. 4 Units.

Explores the recent history and political systems of China, Japan, and Korea, comparing the three countries with each other and with occasional reference to the United States, British, and French systems.

Same as POL SCI 151A.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 176C. Introduction to Chinese Politics. 4 Units.

Background to the Chinese revolution, rise of the communist party; and institutions, ideology, and structure of Communist party rule from 1949-present.

Same as POL SCI 151B.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 176D. Chinese Politics: Policy, Leadership, and Change. 4 Units.

Examines major policies from 1949 to the present, and considers the changing role of the Communist Party and its shifting treatment of various social groups; the era of Mao Zedong, reforms under Deng, and post-Deng politics.

Same as POL SCI 151C.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 176I. West European Politics. 4 Units.

Explores four main themes: (1) thinking scientifically about politics; (2) understanding the linkages between different political structures and spheres of activity; (3) evaluating some theories about politics; (4) learning about three countries: Britain, France, and Germany.

Same as POL SCI 152F.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 176L. Canadian Politics. 4 Units.

Addresses the basic structures and processes of contemporary Canadian government and politics. Additional topics may include regionalism, federalism, western alienation and oil, Canadian solutions to social welfare policy questions, developments in Quebec, and other issues associated with French-English relations.

Same as POL SCI 153B.

Restriction: Political Science Majors have first consideration for enrollment. International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 177C. Revolution in Latin America. 4 Units.

Presents a comparative analysis of the causes, development, and consequences of selected revolutionary movements, focusing on outbreaks in Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, and Grenada. Explores topics of state formation, economic nationalism, social justice, ethnicity, and role of international affairs.

Same as CHC/LAT 151B, HISTORY 166D, SOC SCI 173N.

INTL ST 177D. U.S. Intervention in Latin America. 4 Units.

Explores political, economic, social, and cultural ties that bind Latin America to the United States. Focuses on U.S. intervention and Latin American response from early nineteenth century to present day. Case studies include Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, and Central America.

Same as POL SCI 142J, HISTORY 166, CHC/LAT 150.

INTL ST 177E. Cuban Society and Revolution. 4 Units.

Explores the causes, development, and legacy of the 1959 Revolution. Themes include economic dependency, democracy, race, gender, culture, and the always volatile relations between Cuba and the United States.

Same as POL SCI 153G, HISTORY 166C, CHC/LAT 157.

INTL ST 177G. Revolution and Reaction in Cold War Latin America. 4 Units.

Explores Latin American experiences of revolutionary change and military dictatorship during the Cold War (1945-1990). Pays particular attention to the lives of women, peasants, workers, and the urban middle classes. Case studies include Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

Same as HISTORY 166B.

INTL ST 177I. Ancient Civilization of Mexico and the Southwest. 4 Units.

The prehistory and cultural evolution of the civilization which originated in Mexico, including the Olmecs, Aztecs, Toltecs, Maya, and Zapotec, as well as the Pueblos of the Southwestern U.S. Topics include the origins of food production and of the state.

Same as ANTHRO 141A.

INTL ST 177J. Peoples and Cultures of Latin America. 4 Units.

Surveys the prehistory of Latin America and its indigenous cultures, emphasizing the impact of colonial rule, capitalism, and twentieth-century transformations. Emphasis on communities from several countries. In some years, emphasis on comparisons between the Latin American and Caribbean experiences.

Same as ANTHRO 162A, CHC/LAT 120.

(VIII)

INTL ST 178A. Immigration Politics in Western Europe. 4 Units.

Examines immigration politics in Western Europe, analyzing trends and policy from the postwar period through to today. Topics include citizenship, immigrant integration, asylum, the far-right, and a rotating focus on contemporary issues, e.g., terrorism, Islamophobia.

Same as POL SCI 152K.
Overlaps with POL SCI 141D.

INTL ST 179. Special Topics: Geographic Focus in International Studies. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of international studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

INTL ST H180. International Studies Honors Research Seminar. 4 Units.

Assists students to prepare a thesis prospectus for the Honors Program in International Studies. Students choose a topic, learn writing and research methods, write a prospectus and orally present and defend it, and conduct a literature review.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Science Honors students only.

INTL ST 183A. Global and International Studies Forum. 4 Units.

A faculty-student forum featuring lectures from a variety of institutions with discussion issues related to Global and International Studies.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times.

Same as SOCECOL 183A, SOC SCI 183A.

INTL ST 183B. Seminar in Mediation. 4 Units.

Student develop mediation skills and refine knowledge in the practice and theory of conflict resolution. Students who complete this course may serve as mediators in the Campus Mediation Program. Course is a prerequisite to completing Indep Study as an intern.

Same as SOC SCI 183B, SOCECOL 183B.

Restriction: International Studies Majors have first consideration for enrollment. School of Humanities students have first consideration for enrollment. School of Social Ecology students have first consideration for enrollment. School of Social Sciences students have first consideration for enrollment.

INTL ST 183C. Seminar in Conflict Resolution . 4 Units.

Designed for students pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies majors. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas. Students write research paper.

Same as SOCECOL 183C, SOC SCI 183C.

INTL ST 183CW. Seminar Conflict Resolution. 4 Units.

Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Same as SOCECOL 183CW, SOC SCI 183CW.

(Ib)

INTL ST 183E. Conflict Resolution in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 4 Units.

Examines theories of conflict management. Analyzes how conflict is mitigated in diverse cultures: at the interpersonal level, between groups, and on the international scale. Students discuss readings, hear from conflict management practitioners, and simulate negotiations.

Same as ANTHRO 136D, SOC SCI 183E, POL SCI 154G.

(VIII)

INTL ST 189. Special Topics: Global Focus in International Studies. 2-4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of international studies. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

INTL ST H190. Honors Thesis. 4 Units.

Students work with faculty to complete their honors thesis.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: International Studies Honors students only.

INTL ST 197. Internship. 2-4 Units.

Provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to an internship experience in the non-profit sector. Students gain new skills outside the classroom environment by participating in an off-campus, supervised internship for a total of 50 or 100 hours.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit for 8 units.

INTL ST 199. Individual Study. 2-4 Units.

Students participate in planned research and study under written contract with a supervising UCI instructor. Students may enroll for only one individual study course each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

INTL ST 204. Theories of Globalization. 4 Units.

Theories of globalization engage deep historical transformations, keeping the interrelated dynamics of economics, politics, and culture in focus. Theories examine transformations emanating at transnational and state levels, and from below in the form of social movements led by everyday people.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

INTL ST 205. Theories from the Global South. 4 Units.

Looking beyond the theoretical traditions of the Euro-American academy scholars can begin to engage important theoretical contributions from the Global South. Explores alternative standpoints and interventions challenging dominant narratives and calling into question taken-for-granted assumptions, categories, concepts, values, and perspectives.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

INTL ST 206. Engaging Global Issues. 4 Units.

Critical and interdisciplinary works on global issues serve as examples that graduates can use in their own research. Each week focuses on a different example of outstanding global research done by a scholar having an important impact on the field.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

INTL ST 210. Globalizing Social Theory. 4 Units.

Developing critical, interdisciplinary, feminist, and postcolonial approaches to global issues. Review of European modern and postmodern schools of thought, and theories of globalization. Incorporating theories from the global south to develop a more global and inclusive system of knowledge production.

Same as ANTHRO 248C.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

INTL ST 290. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Units.

Dissertation research with Global and International Studies faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

INTL ST 299. Independent Study. 4-12 Units.

Independent research with Global and International Studies faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

Faculty

Yousuf Al-Bulushi, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
Long T. Bui, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
Eve Darian-Smith, Ph.D. University of Chicago, Department Chair and Professor of Global and International Studies; Anthropology; Criminology, Law and Society
Ruth Goldstein, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
Philip McCarty, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Associate Professor of Teaching of Global and International Studies
Gustavo Oliveira, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
Vibhuti Ramachandran, Ph.D. New York University, Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies
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