Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Global & Post-Colonial Studies Minor

Participating Faculty: Claire Andrade-Watkins (IN), Mneesha Gellman (IN), Nigel Gibson (IN)**, Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (WLP), Alden Jones (IN & WLP), Roy Kamada (WLP), Maria Koundoura (WLP), De-nin Lee (VMA), Tamera Marko (WLP), Cara Moyer-Duncan (IN), Yasser Munif (IN), Vinicius Navarro (VMA), Vincent Raynauld (CS), 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.

For the Global & Post-Colonial Studies minor, at least 16 credit hours in designated courses are required. Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad and are invited to pursue either a regional or thematic concentration within the minor.

Required Courses

For the core course, students may choose one of the following.  (IN203 is offered every fall semester while IN213 is offered every spring semester.)

IN 203 Post-Colonial Cultures
IN 213 Introduction to Global Studies

For the remaining 12 credits, students may choose from the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. (For additional classes always check the semester registration listings):

IN 110 Culture, the Arts and Social Change
IN 153 The African Diaspora: Through Lens and Word
IN 208 Rainbow Nation? Race, Class, and Culture in South Africa
IN 210 Topics in Global Studies
IN 211 Africana Thought and Practice
IN 226 Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Identity
IN 235 The Arab Uprisings
IN 236 Global Revolts and the Crisis of Neoliberalism
IN 304 Encountering Africa on Page and Screen
IN 307 Gender, Sexuality and the Middle East
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 335 500 Years of Globalization
IN 370 Advanced Topics in Global Studies
IN 421 Key Contemporary Thinkers: Fanon
CC 221 Global Political Communication
HI 201 Non-Western World History
HI 204 Islam and the World
JR 270 Civic Art & Design Studio
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
MK 380 Global Media Literacy
PL 220 International Politics
PL 222 Human Rights
PL 230 The US and Latin America
PL 322 Truth, Justice, Reconciliation 
RL 115 Islamic Ways of Life
SO 206 Gender in a Global Perspective
SO 305 Religion and Globalization
VM 214 History of Non-Western Art I: Asia and the Mideast
VM 215 History of Non-Western Art II: Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas
VM 216 African and African Diaspora Arts
VM 217 History of Non-Western Art IV: Arts of the Americas and the Pacific
VM 301 Post-Colonial Film*
VM 311 Latin American Cinema*
VM 410 Seminar in Non-Western Art*
VM 418 Transnational Asian Cinemas*

*Note prerequisites

**Adviser for the minor