On the Journalism side of GloJo, the general requirement is five Journalism courses over three or four semesters. GloJo students take their required Writing, Research, and Reporting I and II together but choose their electives from the available offerings in a given term. (Across the bottom of the Institute home page under the heading Course Listings, you will find current and past course descriptions and syllabi, as offered semester by semester. The listing for the current semester also tells you when the class meets, in case you are planning a visit and would like to arrange to sit in on the class. To make an arrangement to visit a class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
The sequence of courses and the time it takes to complete the degree vary with the number of credit hours -- from 40 to 46 -- each program requires. That said, here is a sample timeline through GloJo with thesis and other helpful milestones in italics. All choices should be confirmed first with Profs. Kroeger and Bazzi to ensure degree progress and fulfillment.
First Semester (Fall I)
Formulation of master's project idea (and start scouting for your two thesis advisers; Winter break: continue research started during the fall to develop thesis idea.
Fourth Semester (Spring II)
Internships; thesis advisement and thesis completion. First GloJo dinner in February, Year Two students workshop their thesis outlines. Second GloJo dinner in March, Year One students workshop their thesis proposals for travel grants. April 1-10: Preliminary to final thesis draft due for Year Twos. April 10-April 30: Project final editing and submission period to make graduation mid-May. Graduation ceremony.
Again, under Course Listings at the bottom of the Institute home page are listings for Fall and Spring offerings for the current and past semesters. These will give you a sense of our typical course schedules and will let you know what classes might coincide with your visit. To sit in on a class, you need to make arrangements ahead of time by contacting email@example.com.
Please note the final deadline for application submission with all requested documents is January 4th.
(Courses generally are 4 credits each)
Journalism - European and Mediterranean Studies: 42 credits total 22 Journalism credits including a 2-credit directed reading for the Master's project and 20 European and Mediterranean Studies credits.
Journalism: WRRI, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), plus Master's project.
European and Mediterranean Studies: What is Europe, 4 European and Mediterranean Studies electives.
Journalism - Latin American and Caribbean Studies: 46 credits total 22 Journalism credits, including a 2-credit directed reading for the Journalism master's project and 24 CLACS credits, including a separate 20-page paper for CLACS in addition to the Journalism master's project.
Journalism: WRR I, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), directed reading for master's project.
CLACS: Two required Introductory courses (Iberian-Atlantic and Colonial Perspectives and Hemispheric and Postcolonial Perspectives), four area studies electives; research paper.
Journalism - French Studies: 44 credits total 20 Journalism credits and 24 French Studies credits.
Journalism: WRR I, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), plus Master's project
French: 19th C. French History, 5 electives, 3 hour written exam.
Journalism - Near Eastern Studies: 42 credits total 20 Journalism credits plus 2 credit master's project and 20 Near Eastern credits
Journalism: WRRI, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), plus Master's project
Near East: Problems & Methods in Middle Eastern Studies, History of Middle East (1750 to Present), One course each from two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Politics, Sociology, and one other elective selected in consultation with DGS.
Journalism - Africana Studies: 42 credits total 22 Journalism credits including a 1-credit internship and 1-credit directed reading for the Master’s project and 20 Africana Studies credits.
Journalism: WRRI, II,3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), internship and Master’s project.
Africana Studies: Pro-Seminar in Black History and Culture, 4 Africana Studies electives.
Journalism - Russian and Slavic Studies: 42 credits total 22 Journalism credits including a 2-credit directed reading for the Master’s project and 20 Russian and Slavic Studies credits.
Journalism: WRRI, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), Master’s project.
Russian and Slavic Studies: Defining Russia, 4 Russian and Slavic Studies electives.
Journalism - International Relations: 40 credits total 24 Journalism credits including a 2-credit directed reading for the Master's project and a 2-credit internship and 16 IR credits.
Journalism: WRRI, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), plus Master's project plus internship.
International Relations: International Politics, Comparative Politics (or other core field course with approval from the Politics MA Program Director), Introduction to Quantitative Methods, elective in International Politics.
Second Semester (Spring I)
If B + B is taken as an internship, one more course in the partner program or in journalism (seminar or specialized skills development)
Continue refining your thesis topic, making contacts with professors who would be good as advisers. By first week of March, have the two faculty advisers selected, one from Journalism and one from the other area of study, and thesis topic ready to present. Confirm topic choice with advisers and prepare your thesis prospectus by the end of Spring break to ensure travel grant (as soon as both advisers are in place and idea is approved, grants can be processed).
Third Semester (Fall II)
Follow-up thesis reporting and plans, if needed, to do further reporting during Winter break.