Global Affairs courses
Director of undergraduate studies: Sean Smith, 138 Rosenkranz Hall, 432-3418
FACULTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS
Professors Julia Adams (Sociology), Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health), John Gaddis (History), Jeffrey Garten (School of Management), Raymond Guiteras (Global Affairs) (Visiting), Jacob Hacker (Political Science), Oona Hathaway (Law School), Jolyon Howorth (Global Affairs, Political Science) (Visiting), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Paul Kennedy (History), Murray Leibbrandt (Global Affairs) (Visiting), James Levinsohn (Director) (Global Affairs, School of Management), Catherine Panter-Brick (Global Affairs, Anthropology), W. Michael Reisman (Law School), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Political Science, Law School), Kenneth Scheve (Political Science), Peter Schott (School of Management), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), J. Adam Tooze (History), Aleh Tsyvinski (Economics), Christopher Udry (Economics), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science), Ernesto Zedillo (Center for the Study of Globalization)
Associate Professors Patrick Cohrs (History), Thad Dunning (Political Science), Susan Hyde (Political Science), Kaveh Khoshnood (Epidemiology & Public Health), Ellen Lust (Political Science), Michael McGovern (Anthropology), Jennifer Ruger (Public Health)
Assistant Professors Costas Arkolakis (Economics), David Atkin (Economics), Lorenzo Caliendo (School of Management), Ana De La O (Political Science), Lloyd Grieger (Global Affairs, Sociology), Daniel Keniston (Economics), Jason Lyall (Political Science), Nikolay Marinov (Political Science), Nuno Monteiro (Political Science), Nancy Qian (Economics), Thania Sanchez (Global Affairs, Political Science), Tariq Thachil (Political Science), Jeremy Wallace (Global Affairs, East Asian Studies) (Visiting), Jessica Weiss (Political Science), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)
Senior Lecturers Cheryl Doss (Economics), Charles Hill (MacMillan Center), Michael Moore (Global Affairs)
Lecturers Jasmina Besirevic-Regan (Sociology), Harry Blair (Political Science), Michael Boozer (Economics), Pia Rebello Britto (Global Affairs, Child Study Center), Leslie Curry (Public Health), Robert Hopkins (Global Affairs), Matthew Kocher (Political Science), Jean Krasno (Political Science), Douglas McKee (Economics), Jonathan Schell (Global Affairs), Michael Skonieczny (Public Health), Sean Smith (Global Affairs, Political Science)
Senior Fellows Thomas Graham, Mario Mancuso, Stanley McChrystal, Rakesh Mohan, John Negroponte, Stephen Roach, Emma Sky
The Global Affairs major, administered by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, prepares Yale students for global citizenship and leadership by enhancing their understanding of the world around them. Students in this interdisciplinary major develop expertise in contemporary global affairs that is informed by the social sciences. Most Global Affairs courses are also open to nonmajors.
The Global Affairs major offers two tracks. The international development track focuses on economic development and poverty, including global public health, in all but the world's wealthiest countries. The international security track focuses on international relations, foreign policy, and diplomacy and includes topics relevant to national and human security. All majors are required to take a core course in each track and complete at least five additional courses in a single track.
Students interested in applying to the Global Affairs major are encouraged to consider the introductory economics and foreign language requirements early in their course planning (see below). Students apply to the Global Affairs major in the fall of the sophomore year. The number of students accepted into the major is limited, and selection is competitive. For application information, visit the Jackson Institute Web site. Students interested in receiving the call for applications to the major should sign up for the Jackson Institute's electronic mailing list.
Requirements of the major Introductory courses in microeconomics (ECON 108, 110, or 115) and macroeconomics (ECON 111 or 116) are required for both tracks. During the junior year, all majors are required to take two core courses: GLBL 225, Approaches to International Development, and GLBL 275, Approaches to International Security. Students must complete GLBL 121, Applied Quantitative Analysis, prior to taking GLBL 225. Majors also take one research design course, in either qualitative or quantitative research methods, approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Majors in the international development track take intermediate microeconomics (ECON 121 or 125) and four electives in their area of concentration. Those in the international security track take five electives in their area of concentration. Electives must be chosen from an approved group of courses in Global Affairs, History, Political Science, Economics, and other social science departments. For information about which courses qualify as electives within each track, see the Jackson Institute Web site.
Language requirement Global Affairs majors are required to demonstrate advanced proficiency in one modern language other than English by the time of their graduation. This requirement is normally met by the completion of one course at the L5 level.
Senior requirement In the fall term of the senior year, majors must complete a capstone project in GLBL 499. For the project, small groups of students each form a policy task force that works on a specific problem relevant to global affairs and presents the task force's findings and recommendations to a real-world client. Clients may include government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit groups, and private sector organizations in the United States and abroad.
Study abroad The Jackson Institute recommends that students interested in the Global Affairs major study abroad in the sophomore year. Global Affairs majors who choose to study abroad in the junior year should consult the director of undergraduate studies to devise a course of study.
Internships Students in the major are encouraged to take a summer internship in the field of global affairs after their junior year. The Jackson Institute's Career Development Office can help students find appropriate internships.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAJOR
Number of courses 12 (incl senior req; excluding lang req)
Specific courses required Both tracks—ECON 108, 110, or 115; ECON 111 or 116; GLBL 121, 225, 275; International development track—ECON 121 or 125
Distribution of courses Both tracks—1 term course in research methods; International development track—4 approved electives; International security track—5 approved electives
Language requirement Advanced ability (L5) in 1 modern lang other than English
Senior requirement Senior capstone project in GLBL 499