Pre-Approved Courses for Specializations (updated April 2015)

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Regional Expertise Requirement (choose 1+2 courses from one region)

1. Africa
AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa
AAAS 105/HIST 104: Introduction to African History (3)
AAAS 160: Introduction to West African History (3)
AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion and Thought (3)
AAAS 305/307: Modern African History (3)
AAAS 332: Introduction to African Literature (3)
AAAS 334: Introduction to African Dance Theatre (2)
AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
AAAS 355: African Theatre and Drama (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 429/THR 429: Postcolonial Theatre and Drama (3)
AAAS 470: Language and Society in Africa (3)
AAAS 536 Islamic Art & Architecture in Africa (3)
AAAS 542/REL 535: The History of Islam in Africa (3)
AAAS 543: Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities (3)
AAAS 554: Contemporary Health Issues in Africa (3)
AAAS 565/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
AAAS 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3)
AAAS 600/POLS 665: Politics in Africa (3)
AAAS/HA 677: African Design
ANTH 564: The Peoples of Africa (3)
ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)
FREN 432/AAAS 432: Francophone African Literature (3)
HA 590: Special Study in African Art (3)


2. The Middle East
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 303: Peoples and Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East (3)
AAAS 349/REL 350: Islam (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
AAAS 435: Muslim Women’s Autobiography (3)
AAAS 536 Islamic Art & Architecture in Africa
AAAS 543: Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities (3)
AAAS 545: Unveiling the Veil (3)
GIST 424: Nationalism(s) in Turkey (3)
GIST 503: Topics in Middle East Studies (3)
GIST 530: Politics & Society in the Contemporary Persianate World (3)
GIST 535: Literature & Society in the Contemporary Middle East (3)
GIST 624: Social Movements in the Middle East (3)
HIST 328: The Modern Middle East (3)
HIST 480: Travelers’ Tales of the Middle East (3)
HIST 481: From Harem to the Streets: Gender in the Middle East (3)
HIST 570: The Middle East after World War II (3)
POLS 650: Palestinians and Israelis (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)
JWSH 311: Narratives of Jewish Life (3)
JWSH 327: Jewish Secular Culture (3)
REL 557: Modern Islamic Reform Movements (3)
SOC 532: Sociology of the Middle East (3)


3. Asia
ANTH 364: People of Japan and Korea
ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
ANTH 370: Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific (3)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3)
EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
EALC 121: Introduction to Contemporary China (3)
EALC 312: Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation (3)
EALC 315/FMS 315: Survey of Japanese Film (3)
EALC 316: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (3)
EALC 317: Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation: 1945-Present (3)
EALC 318: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (2-3)
EALC 319: Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation (3)
EALC 330: Chinese Culture (3)
EALC 362/562: Post-Colonial Korea (3)
EALC 380/580: Popular Cultures of East Asia (3)
EALC 410: The Culture of Play in Japan (3)
EALC 520/HIST 640: Entrepreneurship in East Asia (3)
EALC 541: Asian Film (3)
EALC 543/FMS 543: Contemporary Japanese Film (3)
EALC 555/REL 555: Buddhists and Buddhism in China (3)
EALC 575: Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
EALC 584/HIST 584: Modern China (3)
EALC 585/POLS 668: Reform in Contemporary China (3)
EALC 589: Japan Since 1945 (3)
EALC 656/POLS 656: Government and Politics of East Asia (3)
EALC 676/POLS 676: International Relations of Asia (3)
EALC 678/POLS 678: Chinese Foreign Policy (3)
ECIV 304: Eastern Civilizations (3)
ECON 586: Economic Issues in China (3)
GIST 502: Advanced Topics in South Asian Studies
HA 265: Introduction to Asian Art (3)
HA 267: Art and Culture of Japan (3)
HA 268: Art and Culture of China (3)
HA 269: Art and Culture of Korea (3)
HA 588: Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts in Japan (3)
HA 589: Japanese Art Encounters with Europe & the US (3)
HIST 118: History of East Asia (3)
HIST 394: Made in China: Chinese Business History (3)
HIST 397: From Mao to Now: China’s Red Revolution (3)
HIST 398: Introduction to History of Japan: Anime to Zen (3)
HIST 399: The Samurai (3)
HIST 590: Cultural History of Korea (3)
HIST 603: History of Tibet (3)
HIST 604: Contemporary Greater China (3)
*IBUS 425: Business in China (3)
POLS 565: Political Change in Asia (3)
REL 360: Buddhist Tradition in Asia (3)
REL 365: Hinduism (3)
REL 404: Gods and Goddesses of South Asia (3)
REL 507: Religion in India (3)
REL 508: Religion in China (3)
REL 509: Religion in Japan (3)
REL 545: Yoga in Theory, Practice, and History (3)

4. Latin America and the Caribbean
AAAS 301: Portrait of a Third World Nation-Haiti
ANTH 379/LAA 334/634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
ANTH 380: Peoples of South America
ANTH 562: Mexamerica (3)
FMS 316: Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (3)
FMS 540: Cuban Cinema (3)
FMS 542: Latin American Film (3)
GEOG 591: Geography of Latin America (3)
HIST 120: Colonial Latin America (3)
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3)
HIST 372: Violence & Conflict in Latin America, Hrs. (3)
HIST 575: History of Mexico (3)
HIST 579: History of Brazil (3)
*IBUS 415: Business in Latin America (3)
LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3)
LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3)
LAA 332/333: Language and Society in Latin America (3)
LAA 334: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
LAA 450: Capstone Seminar in Latin American Studies (3)
LAA 503: Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America (3)
LAA 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America (3)


5. Western Europe
ECON 535: Economic History of Europe (3)
ECON 536: Economic Issues of the European Union
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
ENGL 530/EURS 512: Irish Literature and Culture: _____ (3)
EURS/HWC 302: European Culture and Society 1945 to Present:
EURS 430: European Civilization in World Context: _____ (3)
EURS 435: Islam in Europe (3)
EURS 500: Seminar in European Studies (3)
EURS 503/HWC 505: Europe Today (3)
EURS 604: The European Union (3)
FREN 152: France and the French (3)
FREN 401: Paris, City of Lights & Legends (3)
FREN 405: French Literature in Translation (3)
FREN 406: Introduction to French Culture through Film (3)
FREN 593: French Culture through Film, 1950-Present (3)
GERM 120: German Classics in English Translation: _____ (3)
GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 148: German Myth, Religion & Folklore (3)
GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)
GERM 320: Border Crossings German Culture (3)
GERM 324: Magic, Monsters and the Occult in German Literature (3)
GERM 328: Germany in the Arts (3)
GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
GERM 424: German Cinema in Context (3)
HA 310: Art and Architecture of Florence and Paris (3)
HIST 112: Introduction to British History (3)
HIST 115: Europe 1789-Present (3)
HIST 321/WGSS 321: From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present (3)
HIST 527: Recent European History, 1870 to the Present (3)
HIST 548: British History, 1832-Present (3)
HIST 558/REL 558/559: Religion in Britain Since the Reformation: A Survey (3)
*IBUS 305: Business, Culture & Society: Western Europe (3)


6. Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
GIST 424: Nationalism(s) in Turkey (3)
HIST 117: Russia, an Introductory History (3)
HIST 377: Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3)
HIST 565: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union (3)
*IBUS 304: Business, Culture & Society: Russia & Eastern Europe (3)
POLS 654: Politics and Government of Russia and the Central Eurasian States (3)
REES 110/111: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe (3)
REES 220/221: Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3)
REES 480: Topics in Russian and East European Studies (3)
REES 485/685: War and Peace in Russian Culture (3)
REES 492: Research Methods in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (3)
REES 510: Understanding Central Asia (3)
REES 512: Siberia: Yesterday and Today (3)
REES 513: Siberia: Russia’s Eastern Frontier (3)
REES 573: Borderland Between Russia & Europe (3)
REES 574: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Eastern Europe (3)
REES 687: Biography of a City: St. Petersburg (3)
SLAV 140/141: Introduction to Russian Culture (3)
SLAV 144/145: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3)
SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3)
SLAV 316: The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film (3)
SLAV 340: Introduction to Languages and Peoples in Russia & East-Central Europe (3)
SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) (3)
SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
SLAV 510: The Russian Literary Genius (3)
SLAV 540: Language & Identity in East-Central Europe & Former Soviet Union (3)
SLAV 566: The Devil in Russian Literature (3)
SLAV 626: Cultural Impact of the Ottoman Empire on the Southern Slavs (3)
SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)
SLAV 667: Post-Soviet Literature (3)


Substantive Specialization Requirement (choose 3 courses from one area of specialization)


1. Comparative Systems
AMS/SOC 332: The United States in Global Context
AMS 534: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations (same as AAAS 510 & SOC 534)
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH 465: Genocide and Ethnocide (3)
ANTH 543: The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (3)
ANTH 570: Anthropology of Violence (3)
ANTH 652: Population Dynamics (3)
ANTH 674: Political Anthropology (3)
ANTH 690: Social Construction of the Self (3)
EALC 676/POLS 676: International Relations of Asia (3)
EURS 604: The European Union (3)
GEOG 377: Urban Geography (3)
GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3)
GEOG 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World (3)
GIST 530: Politics & Society in the Contemporary Persianate World (3)
GIST 624: Social Movements in the Middle East (3)
HIST 303: Sin Cities (3)
HIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3)
HIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3)
HIST 591: Food in History: West and East (3)
HIST 636: Agriculture in World History (3)
POLS 350: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 370: Contemporary Issues in International Politics (3)
POLS/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)
POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy (3)
POLS 564: Elections and Political Parties Around the World (3)
POLS 624/EVRN 620: Environmental Politics and Policy (3)
POLS 645: Corruption, Crisis and Scandal (3)
POLS 660: Politics and Problems of Developing Countries (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 663: Protest and Revolution (3)
POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)
POLS 670: US Foreign Policy (3)
POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
POLS 679: International Conflict (3)
POLS 680: International Relations in Political Philosophy (3) S
POLS 684/GIST 684: International Law: The State and the Individual (3)
POLS 685/GIST 685: International Law: Laws of Armed Conflicts (3)
REL 667: Religious Perspectives on War and Peace (3)
REL 669: Human Conflict and Peace (3)
SOC 312: Population and Society (3)
SOC 521: Wealth, Power and Inequality (3)
SOC 326: Health, Gender and Society (3)
SOC 529: Globalization (3)


2. International Business and the Global Economy
ANTH 560: Introduction to Economic Anthropology
ANTH 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization (3)
EALC 520/HIST 640: Entrepreneurship in East Asia (3)
ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (3)
ECON 535: Economic History of Europe (3)
ECON/EVRN 550: Environmental Economics (3)
ECON 582: Economic Development (3)
ECON 586: Economic Issues in China (3)
ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)
ECON 604: International Trade (3)
ECON 605: International Finance (3)
ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3)
GEOG 352: Economic Geography (3)
HIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3)
*IBUS 304: Business, Culture & Society: Russia & Eastern Europe (3)
*IBUS 305: Business, Culture & Society: Western Europe (3)
*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3)
*IBUS 415: Business in Latin America (3)
*IBUS 425: Business in China (3)
*IBUS 462: Comparative and Cross-Cultural Management (3)
*IBUS 480: International Management (3)
*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3)
*MGMT 434: International Human Resource Management (3)
POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy (3) S
POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
SOC 521: Wealth, Power and Inequality (3)
SOC 524: Sociology of the Economy (3) S
SOC 529: Globalization (3)


3. Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief Systems
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion and Thought (3)
AAAS 349/REL 350: Islam (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
AAAS 542/REL 535: The History of Islam in Africa (3)
AAAS 543: Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities (3)
AAAS 545: Unveiling the Veil (3)
ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
ANTH 301: Anthropology through Films (3)
ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3)
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH 359: Anthropology of Sex (3)
ANTH 379/LAA 634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
ANTH 465: Genocide and Ethnocide (3)
ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion (3)
ANTH 603: Shamanism Past and Present (3)
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3)
EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
EALC 330: Chinese Culture (3)
EALC 555/REL 555: Buddhists and Buddhism in China (3)
EURS 435: Islam in Europe (3)
GEOG 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World (3)
GIST 424: Nationalism(s) in Turkey (3)
HIST 590: Cultural History of Korea (3)
JWSH 311: Narratives of Jewish Life (3)
JWSH 327: Jewish Secular Culture (3)
JWSH 338: Languages of the Jews (3)
JWSH 560: Classic & Contemporary Jewish Thought (3)
JWSH 572: Jewish Folklore (3)
LAA 332/333: Language and Society in Latin America (3)
LAA 503: Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America (3)
REL 325: Introduction to Judaism (3)
REL 341: Mysticism (3)
REL 345: Christianity (3)
REL 360: Buddhist Tradition in Asia (3)
REL 404: Gods and Goddesses of South Asia (3)
REL 406: Reading Asian Religious Classics (3)
REL 477: Gender and Religion (3)
REL 507: Religion in India (3)
REL 508: Religion in China (3)
REL 509: Religion in Japan (3)
REL 557: Modern Islamic Reform Movements (3)
REL 667: Religious Perspectives on War and Peace (3)
REL 669: Human Conflict and Peace (3)
REES 574: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Eastern Europe (3)


4. Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts in Global Context
AAAS 332: Introduction to African Literature (3)
AAAS 334: Introduction to African Dance Theatre (2)
AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
AAAS 355/THR 326: African Theater and Drama (3)
AAAS 429/THR 429: Postcolonial Theatre and Drama (3)
AAAS 432/FREN 432: Francophone African Literature (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
ANTH 301: Anthropology through Films (3)
EALC 312: Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation (3)
EALC 315/FMS 315: Survey of Japanese Film (3)
EALC 317: Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation: 1945-Present (3)
EALC 318: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (2-3)
EALC 319: Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation (3)
EALC 380/580: Popular Cultures of East Asia (3)
EALC 410: The Culture of Play in Japan (3)
EALC 541: Asian Film (3)
EALC 543/FMS 543: Contemporary Japanese Film (3)
EALC 575: Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
ENGL 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3)
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
ENGL 530/EURS 512: Irish Literature and Culture: _____ (3)
FMS 312: History of the International Sound Film to 1950 (3)
FMS 313: History of the International Sound Film Post 1950 (3)
FMS 316: Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (3)
FMS 540: Cuban Cinema (3)
FMS 542: Latin American Film (3)
FMS 620: International Women Filmmakers (3)
FREN 401: Paris, City of Lights & Legends (3)
FREN 593: French Culture through Film, 1950-Present (3)
GERM 120: German Classics in English Translation: _____ (3)
GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 148: German Myth, Religion & Folklore (3)
GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)
GERM 324: Magic, Monsters and the Occult in German Literature (3)
GERM 328: Germany in the Arts (3)
GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
GERM 424: German Cinema in Context (3)
HA 265: Introduction to Asian Art (3)
HA 267: Art and Culture of Japan (3)
HA 268: Art and Culture of China (3)
HA 269: Art and Culture of Korea (3)
HA 310: Art and Architecture of Florence and Paris (3)
HA 503: Japanese Prints (3)
HA 587: Japanese Sculpture (3)
HA 588: Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts in Japan (3)
HA 589: Japanese Art Encounters with Europe & the US (3)
HA 590: Special Study in African Art (3)
REL 406: Reading Asian Religious Classics (3)
REES 485/685: War and Peace in Russian Culture (3)
SLAV 144/145: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3)
SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3)
SLAV 316: The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film (3)
SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) (3)
SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
SLAV 510: The Russian Literary Genius (3)
SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)
SLAV 667: Post-Soviet Literature (3)


5. Gender and Sexuality in Global Context
AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 415: Women and Islam
AAAS 435: Muslim Women’s Autobiography (3)
AAAS 565/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
ANTH 359: Anthropology of Sex (3)
ANTH 389/WGSS 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3)
ANTH 583/WGSS 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization (3)
EALC 575: Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
FMS 620: International Women Filmmakers (3)
HIST 321/WGSS 321: From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present (3)
HIST 324/WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body (3)
HIST 649/WGSS 549: History of Feminist Theory (3)
HWC/CLXS 374: Gender & Sexuality: Ancient and Modern (3)
POLS/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)
REL 477: Gender and Religion (3)
SOC 326: Health, Gender and Society (3)
SOC 450: Gender and Society (3)
WGSS 201/202: Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction (3)
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3)
WGSS/POLS 600: Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (3)


6. Global Environment
ECON/EVRN 550: Environmental Economics (3)
ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3)
EVRN/GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3)
EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis (3)
EVRN/GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3)
EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology (3)
EVRN 542/ANTH 582: Ethnobotany (3)
EVRN/HIST 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3)
EVRN/HIST 142: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3)
GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography
POLS 624/EVRN 620: Environmental Politics and Policy (3)


7. Regional and Human Geography
GEOG 352: Economic Geography (3)
GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography
GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3)
GEOG 377: Urban Geography (3)
GEOG 379: Topics in Cultural Geography (3)
GEOG 396: East Asia (3)
GEOG 553: Geography of African Development (3)
GEOG 572: Political Geography (3)
GEOG 590: Understanding Central America (3)
GEOG 591: Geography of Latin America (3)
GEOG 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World (3)


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