Typical Course of Study and Requirements by GloJo Program
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.
Please note the final deadline for application submission with all requested documents is January 4th.
First Semester (Fall I)
Writing, Research and Reporting I
Two courses in the partner program
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; seek outside funding possibilities for summer travel.
Winter Break (Year One)
The week before classes resume is a mandatory all day every day multi-media training blitz with emphasis on video shooting and editing.
Second Semester (Spring I)
One or two Journalism department electives and one partner program elective; internship optional at this point. Consider Bedford + Bowery, our site with NYMag.com
Or, one or two Partner program electives and one Journalism elective.
Summer between the two years
Thesis reporting, usually abroad. French Studies students complete two courses in Paris.
Third Semester (Fall II)
Writing, Research and Reporting II + one or two Journalism electives or partner program electives, depending on the partner program requirements; Internship optional unless required by program
Complete any remaining coursework in either program. Students in all programs except Latin American and Near Eastern Studies will usually have completed their coursework. Internships are common.
February – Present thesis outline to the group.
Compete thesis to fulfill graduation requirements with approvals needed by both departments.
Second Winter Break (II)
If more thesis reporting is needed, and it’s financially possible, consider returning to the site or working remotely.
Fourth Semester (Spring II)
Near East, LatAm, and any who have slowed degree progress complete their coursework.
Present thesis outline to the GloJo group in the presence of outside evaluators.
Complete the thesis and graduate.
Requirements by Program
(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: WRR I, 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 creditsJournalism: WRR I, 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: WRR I, II,3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), internship and Master’s project. Africana Studies: Pro-Seminar I & II, 3 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: WRR I, 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 in either an IR-related or journalism outlet and 16 IR credits.
Journalism: WRR I, II, 3 Journalism electives (at least 2 reporting), plus Master’s project plus internship.
International Relations: International Relations; Global and International History; and two IR electives.