Global Studies Security and Justice

Allowing students to explore both empirical and ethical aspects of conflict in the world today.

Major Requirements

The major in Global Studies Security & Justice requires 30 total credits plus a language competency as defined below. 

There are currently no prerequisites for applicants to the major.  Students considering GSSJ are nonetheless encouraged to enroll in one or more GSSJ Electives or Global Studies core courses.

CORE COURSES (9 CREDITS)

  • Choose at least 3 courses from the following areas:
    • Global History
    • Global Humanities
    • Global Societies & Cultures
    • Global Diagnostics 
       

TRACK COURSE (3 CREDITS)

  • GSSJ 3010: Global Issues of Security and Justice
    • Open only to GSSJ majors -- typically completed during the fall of junior year
       

CAPSTONE SEMINAR (3 CREDITS)

  • GSSJ 4991: Capstone Seminar in Security and Justice
    • Open only to GSSJ majors -- typically completed during the spring of senior year
       

FIVE TO SIX ELECTIVES (15 - 18 CREDITS) 

  • These electives can be selected from the available course list. Student-proposed electives, including internships and independent study courses will also be considered.
  • Students taking four core courses may complete only five electives. Students completing three core courses must complete six electives.
     

LANGUAGE COMPETENCY (one of the below options)

  • One (1) course beyond the 2020 level of any language taught at UVA (or in an approved study-abroad program)
  • If a student has reached the 2020 level in one language but does not want to go further with that language, the student can satisfy the requirement by studying a second language and reaching the 1020 level

 

Courses

SPRING 2022 CLASSES

Diagnostic

(Note: Our standard Diagnostic core course, "Global Studies Epistemology, Methodology, and Methods," is typically offered in spring.)

GSGS 3111 Global Studies Epistemology, Methodoloy, and Methods
Helena Zeweri, 3 credits, lecture (40), TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm

History

(Note: Our standard History core course, “Global History,” is typically offered in spring.)

HIUS 5130 America in the World Since 1914
Philip Zelikow, 3 credits, lecture (120) + discussion, MW 12-12:15pm

Humanities

(Note: Our standard Humanities core course, “Global Cultural Studies,” is typically offered in spring.)

GSGS 3030 Global Cultural Studies
Michael Levenson, 3 credits, lecture (150) + discussion, MW 11-11:50am

Societies

(Note: Our standard Societies core course, “Critical Conceptions of the Global,” is typically offered in spring.)

GSGS 3100 Critical Conceptions of the Global
Helena Zeweri, 3 credits, lecture (40), TuTh 9:30-10:45am

New GSSJ Electives

EDLF 3610 Immigrant Youth and Families
Natalia Palacios, 3 credits, lecture (82), We 3:30-6pm

ENGL 2508 Displacement and Migration
David Coyoca, 3 credits, seminar (20), TuTh 2:00-3:15pm

GSSJ 3579 Refugee Resettlement
Helena Zeweri, 3 credits, practicum (20), Tu 3:30-6:00pm

HIEA 4501 North Korea
Joseph Seeley, 4 credits, seminar (15), Mo 2:00-4:30pm

HIEA 4501 Cultural Revolution in China
Bradley Reed, 4 credits, seminar (12), Th 3:30-6:00pm

HIEU The Berlin Wall: Spies and Lies in a Cold War City
Kyrill Kunakhovich, 3 credits, seminar (15), Mo 2:00-4:30pm

HIST 2559 Fascism: A Global History
Kyrill Kunakhovich, 3 credits, seminar (60) + discussion, MoWE 10-10:50am

HIST 3559 Anti-Imperialism, Decolonization, Post-Colonialism
Spencer Leonard, 3 credits, lecture (30), TuTh 9:30-10:45am

MDST 3504 Immigrant Narratives in Italian Cinema (1989-2021)
Francesca Borrione, 3 credits, seiminar (30), TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm

MEST 3490 Dangerous in Danger: Refuge and Otherness in Times of Crisis
Zvi Gilboa, 3 credits, lecture (30), MoWe 5:00-6:15pm

PLIR 3500 Globalization and South-South Cooperation
Muhammad Tayyab Safdar, 3 credits, lecture (30), TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm

PLIR 3500 Foreign Policy Mistakes
Joshua Alley, 3 credits, lecture (30) We 7:00pm-9:30pm

PLIR 4431 Democracy and Foreign Policy
Peter Furia, 3 credits, seminar (15) MoWe 6:00pm-8:30pm

SOC 4370 Hate Groups
Milton Vickerman, 3 credits, seminar (20), MoWe 2:0-3:15pm

LPPP 4991 Crisis at the US/Mexico Border
Lucy Bassett, 3 credits, seminar (17), We 3:00-5:30pm

LPPS US National Security Policy
Allan Stam, 3 credits, lecture (45), TuTh 12:30-1:45pm

Perennial GSSJ Electives

AMST 3630 / ENGL 3924 Vietnam War in Literature and Film  

CS 4630 Defense Against the Dark Arts  

EDLF 4620 International Human Rights Activism and Education   

GETR 3390 Nazi Germany  

GETR 3462 Neighbors and Enemies   

GETR/HIEU 3692 The Holocaust  

GSGS 4100 Global Activism for Social Justice   

HIEA 2031 Modern China  

HIEU 3695 The Holocaust and the Law  

HILA 3021 Human Rights in Latin America

HILA 3111 Public Life in Modern Latin America   

HIME 2012 Israel/Palestine 1948  

HISA 2003 History of Modern India  

HIST 3281 Genocide  

HIST 5130 Global Legal History

MDST 3402 War and the Media  

PHIL 2060 Philosophical Problems in Law   

PHIL 3010 Darwin and Philosophy  

PLCP 1010 Intro to Comparative Politics   

PLCP 3012 The Politics of Developing Areas   

PLCP 3630 Politics in India and Pakistan  

PLIR 1010 International Relations (if taken prior to declaring)   

PLIR 3060 Military Force in International Relations  

PLIR 4320 Religion and War  

PLIR 4450 The Clash of Ideas in World Politics   

PSYC 2600 Introduction to Social Psychology   

LPPS 3240 Terrorism and Counterterrorism  

LPPS 3295 Humanitarian Crisis Response  

LPPS 3340 - Hacking for Department of Defense Innovation   

LPPP 3310 Police-Community Relations: Problems and Prospects   

RELG 3605 Religion, Violence, Strategy  

RUTR 3340 Books Behind Bars   

SOC 2595 Immigration and Society   

SOC 3410 Race and Ethnic Relations   

SOC 3820 Social Movements  

WGS 3340 Transnational Feminism  

 

ALL ELECTIVES BY DEPARTMENT
Courses highlighted in orange are being offered Spring 2022

African American Studies

AAS 4500 Black Women and Mass Incarceration

AAS 4570/RELG 4559 MLK Power, Love, Justice

American Studies

AMST 3630 / ENGL 3924 Vietnam War in Literature and Film 

Anthropology

ANTH 2250 Nationalism, Racism, Multiculturalism

ANTH 2375 Disaster

ANTH 2575 Migrants and Minorities

ANTH 2621 Culture, Gender and Violence

ANTH 2625 Imagining Africa

ANTH 3590, Indigenous Peoples and the State

ANTH 3700 Globalizing India

 

Computer Science

CS 3501 Introduction to Cybersecurity

CS 4630 Defense Against the Dark Arts 

 

East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

CHTR 3122 Sunzi and the Art of War

KRTR 3800 Seminar on Korea: Division North and South

 

Education

EDHS 3055 Development and Prevention of Youth Violence

EDLF 3610 Immigrant Youth and Families

EDLF 4260 International Human Rights Activism and Education   

 

English

ENGL 2599 The World Wars in European Literature

 

German

GETR 3390 Nazi Germany 

GETR 3462 Neighbors and Enemies 

GERM 3510 Exile and Migration

GETR 3590 Reporters at War

GETR/HIEU 3692 The Holocaust 

 

Global Studies

GSGS 3559 Religion, Violence, Strategy

GSSJ 3559 New Course in Security and Justice

GSGS 4100 Global Activism for Social Justice  

GSSJ 4993 Independent Study

GSSJ 4559/HIST 5559 Statecraft: History & Practice

(other GS courses very often count as well)

 

History

HIAF 2002 Modern African History

HIEA 2031 Modern China 

HIEA 3162 Historical China and the World

HIEA 3172 The Japanese Empire

HIEU 3442 European History, 1890-1954

HIEU 3695 The Holocaust and the Law 

HIEU 3702 Russia as Multi-Ethnic Empire

HIEU 3752 Evolution of the International System 1815-1950

HIEU 4502 World War II

HIEU 5312 Era of the World Wars, 1914-1945

HILA 3051 Modern Central America

HILA 3021 Human Rights in Latin America

HILA 3111 Public Life in Modern Latin America 

HILA 4501 The Mexican Revolution

HILA 4511 How to Tell Global Stories

HIME 2002 The Making of the Modern Middle East

HIME 2012 Palestine 1948 

HIME 3571 Arab History at the Movies

HIME 5002 Seeking Justice in the Middle East

HIME 5052 World War I in the Middle East

HISA 2003 History of Modern India

HISA 3003 Twentieth-Century South Asia

HIST 2011/HIEU 4502 History of Human Rights

HIST 3162 War and Society in the Twentieth Century

HIST 3281 Genocide 

HIST 3452 The Second World War

HIST 5130 Global Legal History 

HIUS 2052 America and War:1900 to the Present

HIUS 3172 America in Vietnam

HIUS 3456 History of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1914

 

Media Studies

MDST 3120 Global Media and Cybersecurity

MDST 3402 War and the Media 

MDST 3559 @Wars

 

Middle East Studies

MESA 2700 Recent Revolutions in the Islamic World

 

Music

MUSI 3559 Amplified Justice

 

Pavillion Seminar

PAVS 4500 Humanitarianism

 

Philosophy

PHIL 2060 Philosophical Problems in Law 

PHIL 2770 Political Philosophy

PHIL 3010 Darwin and Philosophy 

PHIL 5510 International Political Philosophy

 

Politics

PLAD 2222 Research Methods 

PLAD 2500 Research Group on Civil Wars

PLCP 1010 Intro to Comparative Politics 

PLCP 3012 The Politics of Developing Areas 

PLCP 3170 Development, Conflict, and Democracy in Latin America

PLCP 3350 Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective

PLCP 3410 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

PLCP 3500 Grassroots Politics

PLCP 3630 Politics in India and Pakistan 

PLCP 4060 State-Emergence and State-Building

PLCP 4140 Democracy and Dictatorship 

PLCP 4180 Politics of the Holocaust

PLCP 4260 Origins of Legal Systems

PLCP 4400 Institutions and Democracy in Latin America

PLCP 4410 Nation-Building in Iraq

PLCP 4500 Power, Violence and Inequality in the Global South

PLCP 4500 Political Mayhem

PLCP 4810 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

PLIR 1010 International Relations (if taken prior to declaring) 

PLIR 2030 International Relations of East Asia

PLIR 3060 Military Force in International Relations 

PLIR 3240 Anti-Terrorism and the Role of Intelligence

PLIR 3310 Ethics and Human Rights in World Politics 

PLIR 3400 Foreign Policy of the United States

PLIR 3500 Europe in Crisis

PLIR 3500 Terrorism and Political Violence

PLIR 3650 International Relations of the Middle East

PLIR 3760 Russia/USSR in World Affairs

PLIR 4150 Economics and National Security

PLIR 4310 Global Health and Human Rights

PLIR 4320 Religion and War 

PLIR 4350 Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

PLIR 4430 Empire, Hegemony, Leadership

PLIR 4440 Domestic Politics and American Foreign Policy

PLIR 4450 The Clash of Ideas in World Politics 

PLIR 4500 American-Russian Relations

PLIR 4500 Citizenship and Migration

PLIR 4500 Issues in Democracy Promotion

PLIR 4630 Strategy, Conflict, and the Causes of War

PLPT 4050 Concepts of Law

PLPT 4500 Prisons

PLPT 4500 The Politics of Emergencies

 

Psychology

PSYC 2600 Introduction to Social Psychology 

PSYC 4559 Human Nature and Genocide

PSYC 4559 Psychology of Police Investigations

PSYC 4559 The Psychology of Wrongful Imprisonment

 

Public Policy

LPPS 3240 Terrorism and Counterterrorism 

LPPS 3295 Humanitarian Crisis Response 

LPPP 3310 Police-Community Relations: Problems and Prospects 

LPPS 3340 - Hacking for Department of Defense Innovation 

LPPS 3415 Sci, Eng, Tech for National Security & Leadership

LPPP 3559 Police-Community Relations

LPPP 3559 Contemporary Issues in US National Security

 

Religious Studies

RELG 2300 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems

RELG 3410 Religion and Violence in Modern India

RELG 3605 Religion, Violence, Strategy 

RELG 3950 Evil in Modernity: Banal or Demonic

RELG 4500 God, Politics and War

RELG 4559/AAS 4570 MLK Power, Love, Justice

RELG 5320 Research Seminar in Religion, Conflict, and Peace

RELJ 2024 Jewish-Muslim Relations 

 

Slavic Languages and Literatures

RUTR 3340 Books Behind Bars 

SLTR 3300 Facing Evil in the Twentieth Century: Humanity in Extremis

 

Sociology

SOC 2230 Criminology

SOC 2595 Immigration and Society 

SOC 3056 Culture and Power 

SOC 3410 Race and Ethnic Relations 

SOC 3480 Sociology of Globalization 

SOC 3820 Social Movements 

SOC 4750  Racism

SOC 3860 Religion and Secularization

SOC 4055 Sociology of Law

SOC 4059 Conflict

SOC 4559 Race, Crime, Punishment

SOC 4870 Immigration

SOC 5080 Comparative Historical Sociology

SOC 5140 Qualitative Methods

SOC 5400 Empires

Women, Gender & Sexuality

WGS 3130 Geographies of Desire

WGS 3340 Transnational Feminism 

WGS 3897 Gender Violence and Social Justice 

WGS 4050 Human Rights and Gender

WGS 4500 Violence Against Sexual Minorities 

WGS 4800 Gender-Based Violence


** The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.