The following courses can be counted towards the certificate requirement. Please note that this is not an exclusive list—if you have a course or a summer school session outside of your primary department that you’d like to count towards the certificate, please discuss with Amy or Anna. Also please note that in the case of more technical courses, you’ll need to contact the instructor to ask for permission to register.
ANTH 63208 - Global Visual Culture: Anthropology of the Image
Visual anthropology involves the cross-cultural study of images in communication and the use of images as a method for doing anthropology. This course proceeds through a non-linear integration of visual themes including water, earth, light, fire, flesh and blood with analytical themes including aesthetics, poetics, violence, history, materiality and subjectivity. We explore still photography, film, and popular media in domains from ethnography, social documentary, war photojournalism, to high art. Students watch, read and write about, and generate visual products of their own in multiple media.
BIOS 60408 - Arthopods & Human Disease
Emphasis on physiology, genetics, and relationships of arthropods as agents and vectors of disease.
BIOS 60579 - Topics in Parasitology and Vector Biology: Med & Vet
The animal parasites of humans and related hosts are reviewed. The pathology caused by these parasites, epidemiology, life cycles, prophylactic and therapeutic control are considered.
GH 60598 - Global Health Challenges II
This is the foundational course for Master of Science in Global Health students. It is intended to give students an overview of the key topics, activities, goals and challenges that comprise the global health enterprise. The course will be very forward-looking with respect to understanding the goals of the global health community in the context of: global partnerships, governance and leadership; health equity and social justice; approaches to problem-solving; ethical reasoning; systems thinking; and personal, social, economic and environmental determinants of health. On completion of the course, students will understand the major goals and challenges related achieving health with a focus on the poorest and most marginalized in the context of the complex determinants of health. Students will have the skills to analyze and think critically in tackling problems in global health.
GH 60599 - Global Health Economics & Policy
This course examines current health policy issues and disease burdens in low-and middle-income countries from an economic perspective. Topics may vary but are likely to include the relationship between health and economic development, child and maternal health, the need for financial risk protection against health shocks, social determinants of health inequities, the control of malaria, the relationship between fetal and early-child conditions on human capital, and other related topics. There will be a strong focus on interpreting the relevant empirical literature. The course will approach these issues from a microeconomics perspective and will analyze economic behavior at the micro-level i.e. individual and household. The course will also discuss program evaluation techniques to understand which health policy works in the real-world.
HIST 93375 - War, Society, & the State
This course explores major historiographical debates in the field of military history, beginning with the early modern military revolution and the rise of the modern state, and concluding with sessions on the Vietnam War and late Cold War. Students will gain an understanding of the major debates that define the field of military history, as well as the broader category of war and society. Readings will include both traditional and new methodological approaches to the study of war. Graded assignments will include several historiographic review papers on areas of relevance to each student's course of study, as well as a final research paper.
MGA 60302 - International Political Economy
This course introduces students to empirical trends and academic debates on the political underpinnings of the global economy. We will examine a range of actors involved in the politics of global markets - governments, international organizations as well as a range of private actors: What role does each of these actors play? How has their influence evolved over the post-War period? What challenges have they been dealing with over time and how successful are they in meeting them? The first part of the class introduces students to recent debates on what global markets are (readings address trends such as liberalization, globalization, and vertical disintegration) and to broad theoretical approaches that theorize global governance. We will then read about and discuss the history, politics, and current challenges of different types of global governance institutions: multilateral institutions and transnational governance arrangements. We will also read about the emergence of private governance regimes and how they interact with public standards and regulations. The class introduces a range of core issue areas debated in the IPE literature (finance, development, migration), and then focuses in some depth on two themes that are emerging as urgent challenges for the global economy: trade and the governance of common pool resources.
MGA 60770 - Law, Climate Justice, & Sustainable Development
Climate change is destabilizing economic, political, legal, and social institutions everywhere. In this context, how can rules and norms be used to foster sustainable development and maintain social order? This is a pressing question for international and domestic stakeholders concerned with the causes and consequences of climate change. Global South countries are disproportionately facing the immediate local impacts of global environmental change. In the Global North, historically marginalized groups are unequally vulnerable to climate-related risks. This course aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the influence of actors, institutions, and organizations on climate policymaking and its effects on people's lives. While the course will emphasize global political and legal affairs, we will also discuss the role of the law in shaping climate change governance at the national and subnational levels of government. In doing so, we will explore how individuals and interest groups turn to the legal system when climate change and sustainable development policies are ineffective. Ultimately, this course will give students the tools to think critically about laws and policies devised to address social-ecological problems worsened by climate change.