The REEES Concentration in Global Studies integrates language training and area studies courses along with the development of technical and academic expertise.

Students choose a regional focus, related languages, and relevant area studies courses.

Most students complete the program in two years, but by taking extra course work during the semester and/or summer, students have the possibility to complete the MA in 18 months. This fast-track option is designed for Foreign Area Officer (FAO) personnel.

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  1. 36 credit hours: 9 credits per semester is considered full time enrollment
  2. Three required courses: GLBL 700, GLBL 730, HIST 783
  3. Language course enrollment required each semester
  4. MA Thesis (at least 3 credits of GLBL 993 in semester of thesis defense, no more than 6 credits can be counted towards graduation)

YEAR ONE

Fall

  • GLBL 700 Introduction to Research and Theory in Global Studies, 3 credits
  • HIST 783 Contemporary History of Russia and Eastern Europe, 3 credits
  • Language Course, 3 credits

Spring

  • GLBL 730 Identities and Transitions, 3 credits
  • Language course, 3 credits
  • Elective, 3 credits

* Students are strongly encouraged to complete intensive summer language courses at partner schools abroad and in the U.S. after their first year in the program. 

YEAR TWO 

Fall

  • GLBL 993 MA Thesis Project, 3 credits
  • Language course, 3 credits
  • Elective, 3 credits

Spring

  • GLBL 993 MA Thesis Project, 3 credits
  • Language course, 3 credits
  • Elective, 3 credits

COURSES

Students are allowed to take courses from any discipline offered at UNC-CH or Duke University (see UNC-Duke Interinstitutional Agreement for specific information and requirements). Complete the Interinstitutional Approval Form in order to register at Duke.

COURSE BROCHURES