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GLP 109 - Global History of Women's Movements (3)
This course will examine the history of women's movements from a global perspective. (See HIS 109)

GLP 110 - History of Political Feminist Theory (3)
This course will explore the history of political feminist theory. (See HIS 110)

GLP 128 - Globalization and Interdependence (3)
An assessment of globalization and interdependence, and the challenges they pose to the governments of nation-states since the end of World War II. Topics include the global economy and trade; the challenges to national cultural identities and sovereignty; the role of technological advancements; and integration. (See POL 128)

GLP 131 - International Relations Theory (3)
A general survey of the institutions, considerations, and ideologies involved in the formation and execution of foreign relations within a world context. Special attention is placed upon international agencies such as the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. GS-IIIG (See POL 131)

GLP 135 International Organizations (0-3)
Examines the various ways in which international organizations are used to promote the domestic and global interests of international actors. Particular emphasis is placed on promotion and maintenance of world order. GS-IB, IIIG (See POL 135)

GLP 147 - Women and Development (3)
Analyzes the impact of development policies on women in developing countries. Topics include the status of women in traditional societies, the gendered allocation of resources, and the informal economy. (See POL 147)

GLP 148 - Refugees and International Migration (3)
Examines the politics of mass migration across state borders or within nation-states. Cases studied include forced relocation, refugees of war, and different forms of legal and illegal immigration including the international trafficking of persons. (See POL 148)

GLP 151 - Humanitarian Intervention (3)
An analysis of the issues that provoke humanitarian concerns such as civil strife, poverty, epidemics and famine. The development of norms of humanitarian intervention will be a focus of this course. (See POL 151)

GLP 187 - Gender in a Global Context (3)
This course will examine gender issues, politics and movements across time and regions. (See HIS 187)

GLP 193 - Current Topics in Globalization (3)
This is a survey course designed to cover current issues and themes in the globalization debate.

GLP 194 - Current Topics in Women's Studies (3)
This is an upper division course designed to explore new issues and debates in global women's studies. (See HIS 194)

GLP 197 - Global Politics Research Seminar (3)
Global Politics Research Seminar. Focus of this upper division research methods course is on qualitative research skills (including interview techniques, field work, the comparative method).

GLP - 199A Global Politics: Learning in Global Context (3)
Students are required to complete study abroad/experiential learning trip/internship and complete a research paper analyzing their experience within the framework of the their academic coursework.

Learning in a Global Context:
Learning in a Global Context must be either a Study Abroad experience, a local or national internship, or an international experiential trip abroad. All internships must be for a group/organization/government office with some focus on a global issue or topic. All study abroad/internships/course trips or international experiential trips must be pre-approved by the director of the Global Studies major advisor. Approved course trips currently include: 1) US/Mexican Relations Border Trip; 2) Global Brigades/ Ghana, Honduras, Panama Study abroad/exchange programs though Mount St Mary's College are approved for the Learning in a Global Context course credit. If students choose to transfer courses from host institution for the Global Politics major, pre-approval by Global Politics Advisor is required.

GLP 199B - Senior Project: Independent Research Project (3)
Senior project course designed with the goal of creating interest in research related fields, deepening critical thinking skills, demonstrating an mastery of the theoretical approaches in the field, and connecting theory and policy. This is a capstone semester.