The Global and International Studies Program hosts an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphasis with a consortium of participating departments. The Global Emphasis allows students to design a course of study focused on international and transnational issues, processes, and flows. To be eligible to add the emphasis doctoral students must be enrolled and in good standing in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Communications, Comparative Literature, Education, English, Film and Media, Geography, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology.
The Emphasis requires four components: a gateway, two qualifying courses, and a capstone. The foundation course that reviews the perspectives, methodology, core works and essential issues of the field, Global Studies 201, is currently offered Winter Quarter each year. Two qualifying courses, one in the home department and one from a different department, should be selected from a course list.
When the student constitutes a dissertation committee, at least one member of the committee should be a Global Studies faculty member, faculty affiliate, or member of the Global Ph.D. Emphasis Coordinating Committee. During the academic year the student completes the dissertation, s/he participates in a Global Emphasis capstone pro-seminar or colloquium convened by the Global Studies Ph.D. Director.