Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Global & Post-Colonial Studies Minor

Participating Faculty: Claire Andrade-Watkins (VMA), Mneesha Gellman (J), Nigel Gibson (IN)**, Roy Kamada (WLP), Maria Koundoura (WLP), Christina Marin (PA), Tamera Marko (WLP), Cara Moyer-Duncan (IN), Yasser Munif (IN), Melinda Robins (J), Tulasi Srinivas (IN), Mirta Tocci (IN), Shujen Wang (VMA)

The minor aims to provide students with an understanding of our increasingly complex, globalized world. Through the lens of literature, the arts, history, politics, and culture, students will be introduced to key concepts in global and postcolonial studies. Through an awareness of marginal knowledge systems and neglected histories, students will critically engage the global in their lives.

Required Courses

IN 203 Post-Colonial Cultures

For the remaining 12 credits, students may choose from the following classes (for additional classes always check the semester registration listings):

IN 109 Africana Thought and Practice
IN 110 Culture, the Arts & Social Change
IN 153 The African Diaspora
IN 203 Postcolonial Cultures
IN 207 Global Protests
IN 208 Rainbow Nation? Race, Class, and Culture in South Africa
IN 210 Topics in Global Studies
IN 226 Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Identity
IN 231 Moving Out / Moving In
IN 235 The Arab Uprisings
IN 304 Encountering Africa on Page and Screen
IN 305 What's Cooking? The Past, Present and the Global Politics of Food
IN 321 Asian Pacific Rim: Film and Literature
IN 322 Food and Globalization
IN 323 Global Cities
IN 324 Documenting Visual Culture
IN 325 Space, Race and Power
IN 326 Global Protests: From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond
IN 330 Key Contemporary Thinkers: Fanon
IN 370 Advanced Topics in Global Studies
IN 374 Gender, Sexuality and the Middle East
HI 201 Non-Western World History
HI 204 Islam in the World
LI 211 Topics in Global Literature
LI 381 Global Literatures*
LI 396 International Women Writers
LI 423 Topics in Global Literature
LI 436 Cultural Criticism
PL 220 International Politics
PL 222 Human Rights
PL 322 Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation 
SO 206 Gender in a Global Perspective
SO 310 Religion and Globalization
VM 214 East Asian Art
VM 215 South Asian Art
VM 216 African and African Diaspora Arts
VM 217 Arts of the Americas and the Pacific
VM 301 Postcolonial Cinema*
VM 410 Seminar in Non-Western Art
VM 418 Transnational Asian Cinemas*

*Note prerequisites

**Adviser for the minor

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