Featured Spring Courses in Global Studies

November 16, 2018

Poverty, human rights, terrorism, and the environment are issues that impact societies around the world. In our courses, you can broaden your perspective and gain insight into international relationships and today’s pressing global issues.

Note: Some courses have limited space and fill quickly. Act early to save your seat!

The Green Planet: Plants that Changed Human History

The Green Planet: Plants that Changed Human History

Explore how plants such as sugar cane, gingko, and even potatoes have helped shape global economies over the years. You’ll be introduced to basic botany and study the deep connections shared between plants and humans.

Format: Online (live) Web Conference
Taught by: Ari Anne Caramanica, PhD, College Fellow in Anthropology, Harvard University

Popular Culture and US Foreign Policy During the Cold War

Popular Culture and US Foreign Policy During the Cold War

In this course students will use a variety of different media, including books, music, and motion pictures from 1945-1991, in order to determine how popular culture played a role in the making of American foreign policy after the Cold War.

Format: On campus or online
Taught by: Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College and Adjunct Professor, Air Force School of Strategic Force Studies

Contemporary Photography: War and Conflict

Contemporary Photography: War and Conflict

Dive headfirst into how contemporary war photographs have forever altered the history of photography by studying historical events from the Vietnam War to 9/11. Along the way students will get the chance to learn through peer review, while also building a vocabulary that will enhance your understanding of conflict photography.

Format: Online
Taught by: Makeda Best, PhD, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums and Lecturer on History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Interested in taking a course in the spring?

Registration with a $50 late fee is open through February 3. Learn how to register

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