GLOBAL and INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Interdivisional

http://gis.bard.edu

Updated August 23, 2017

 

 

  Advising Faculty

 

 

1.     Jonathan Becker - Political Studies (co-director)

2.     Michelle Murray - Political Studies (co-director)

3.     Richard Aldous – History

4.     Omar Cheta – Middle Eastern Studies & History

5.     Robert J. Culp - History

6.     Sanjaya DeSilva - Economics

7.     Omar G. Encarnación - Political Studies

8.     Helen Epstein - Human Rights

9.     Thomas Keenan – Human Rights & Literature

10.   James Ketterer – Political Studies

11.   Peter Klein – Sociology and EUS (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of absence spring ‘18)

12.   Christopher McIntosh - Political Studies

13.   Sean McMeekin – History (leave of absence fall ’17)

14.   Walter Russell Mead - Foreign Affairs & Humanities

15.   Aniruddha Mitra – Economics

16.   Gregory B. Moynahan – History (on sabbatical fall ’17)

17.   Miles Rodriguez – History

18.   Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins – Anthropology

19.   Yuka Suzuki – Anthropology

20.   Pavlina R. Tcherneva – Economics (on sabbatical fall ’17)

21.   Drew Thompson – History

 

Program Requirements

 

The Global and International Studies Program (GISP) offers a problem-based and interdisciplinary path for the study of global and international affairs at Bard College.  Drawing on faculty strengths in anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology and area studies programs, the GISP curriculum fosters connections among different disciplinary approaches to global phenomena so to facilitate new and innovative perspectives on international affairs. 

 

GISP offers courses in three Thematic Subfields (described on the website).  Students choose one of these fields to be the primary focus of their major and take at least one course in each of the remaining two fields.  Courses in the Thematic Subfields must come from at least three different disciplines. 

 

·         Transnationalism

·         Global Economics

·         International Relations

 

In addition, students:

 

·         complete Area Studies coursework in two geographic regions,

·         attain competency in a related foreign language, and

·         study abroad or at the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program.

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

Prior to or concurrent with moderation, a student must have taken at least four GISP courses, including one core course and three additional GISP-listed courses.  Students should identify their primary thematic subfield and have made progress toward the language requirement. 

 

Joint majoring with other interdisciplinary programs, with the exception of stand-alone area studies programs, is discouraged and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the program directors. Students who plan to fulfill the study away requirement at BGIA may complete the required core course while in New York City.  Please see the program’s website for more details on moderation.

 

Graduation Requirements:

               

1.     GISP Core Course (either 1 four-credit course or 2 two-credit courses)

2.     course in Thematic Subfield

3.     course in Thematic Subfield

4.     course in Thematic Subfield

5.     300-level course in Thematic Subfield

6.     300-level course in Thematic Subfield

7.     Area Studies Course

8.     Area Studies Course

9.     300-level Area Studies Course

10.   approved foreign language course (see website for details and exemptions)

11.   Senior Project I

12.   Senior Project II