Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphasis In Global Studies
The Department of Global Studies 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. Ph.D. Emphasis students may receive guidance and mentoring from the Global Studies faculty as they prepare their dissertations, and the Global Emphasis is recognized within the student's transcripts when they are awarded the doctorate. The Ph.D. Emphasis is managed by a director, Jan Nederveen-Pieterse, and an emphasis coordinating committee comprised of directors from other participating departments. Please email Dr. Jan Nederveen-Pieterse (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Global Studies or the Graduate Advisor, Martiza Fuljencio (email@example.com) with any questions.
Doctoral students must be enrolled and in good standing in one of the following departments:
- Comparative Literature
- East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
- Feminist Studies
- Film and Media
- Political Science
- Theater & Dance
The Global Emphasis requires five components: a gateway, three qualifying courses, and a capstone paper. The gateway seminar, GLOBL 201, reviews the perspectives, methodology, core works and essential issues of the field, and is currently offered winter quarter each year. Students take three qualifying courses: one in the student's home department, one in the Department of Global Studies, and one from a different participating department selected from the attached Course list (this list is a partial list--other courses may qualify).
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 completes a Global Emphasis capstone paper in consultation with the Global Studies Emphasis Director. The capstone paper is an original paper with a 4,000 word minimum that relates the student's research to globalization.