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LAS Program in Global Studies encourages students to engage in scholarly research in their courses as well as any capstone options they might choose to complete. To aid this process, we have amassed a list of peer-reviewed journals, databases and organizations and arranged them according to the seven thematic areas and regional studies in Global Studies.

Students declaring this thematic area specialize in understanding the bearings of a globalized world on the culture, traditions, religion, social interactions and assimilation of different population groups. The medium of this cultural exchange can be migration of people, international trade in goods and services, globalization of business strategies and pervasive presence of media and advertising.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

This thematic area is a good fit for students who are interested in studying scientific and human aspects of environment and sustainability. Scientific aspects of environment include land restoration, strategies to control pollution, efficient use of energy resources and discovering sustainable ways of living in a world facing climate change.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

Students who wish to learn about the causes and consequences of disparities in health conditions, health practices and health care systems declare Global Health as a thematic area. Additionally, students who are driven by the desire of providing equal access to health resources or develop cultural tolerance towards alternative medical systems may also declare this thematic area.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

This thematic area in LAS Global Studies is ideal for students who wish to study world security and global governance in a holistic fashion. Students of GCR adopt an interdisciplinary perspective of approaching international relations, conflict and security, diplomacy and conflict resolution and global peace; instead of relying on a single academic discipline to build their knowledge base.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

The thematic area in human rights is designed for students who are passionate about the provision of equal opportunity to all human beings. Students that wish to identify the prevalent inequalities in the world and in different social settings, understand the root of these disparities and work towards the elimination of such discrimination where possible, declare human rights as their thematic area.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

The ability to communicate and learn about communities beyond our immediate social circle has been the one of the biggest gifts of globalization. The tools that have made it possible are language and information technology. Students who declare KCIS as a thematic area work towards the understanding of these information and communication chains and how they create global knowledge systems and information systems. They explore the role of language, education and information technology as enablers of social, economic and political change around the world.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

The thematic area in Wealth & Poverty helps students to understand the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the world. Students interested in this thematic area learn about why some countries are richer than others, the challenges to development faced by the global south and how globalization can improve and worsen the conditions of the extremely poor.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the Main Library

Academic resources for North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa can be found here. Countries in this region would include Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda for example.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the following area study centers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Center for African Studies.

Academic resources for South Asia, East Asia and Oceania can be found here. Countries in this region would include Afghanistan, Australia, China, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam for example. For resources on Central Asia or the Middle East click on East Europe & Central Asia and Middle East respectively.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the following area study centers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.

Academic resources for East Europe and Central Asia can be found here. Countries in this region would include Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia and Uzbekistan for example.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the following area study centers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

Academic resources for South America, Central America and the Caribbean countries can be found here. Countries in this region would include Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico for example.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the following area study centers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Academic resources for Middle East can be found here. Countries in this region would include Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen for example. Refer to East Europe & Central Asia and East & South Asia for additional resources.

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the following area study centers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

Academic resources for Western Europe can be found here. Countries in this region would include countries in the European Union for example. Refer to East Europe & Central Asia for additional resources.
Insert the names of countries that fall in this region

Scholarly Resources

A scholarly resource is authored by experts in a particular area of research. A scholarly text is published peer-reviewed or refereed journals.

Database

Database here refers to numerical and textual sources of primary and secondary data.

Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Think Tanks

For further details contact the European Union Center