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Here you will find a reference list of current and past course offerings that count toward the GIST Major and Minor. Please click on the appropriate tab to the left. If you have any questions, please contact the GIST advisor, Jordan Clark (jtclark@ku.edu).

For Fall 2021

GIST Approved Elective Courses – Organized by Department
Global Issues Courses in Red

RELEVANT KU CORE CODES:
GE11 – core goal 1.1 (critical thinking)
GE3H – core goal 3 Humanities
GE3S – core goal 3 Social Sciences
GE3N – core goal 3 Natural Sciences
AE41 – core goal 4.1 (cultural diversity)
AE42 – core goal 4.2 (global awareness)
AE51 – core goal 5.1 (ethics)
AE61 – core goal 6 (capstone)

* Indicates required admission into the specific program that provides the course.
(To enroll in the undergraduate
certificate in intelligence and national security studies, contact iccae@ku.edu.)

 
African and African American Studies
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies GE3H GE3S AE42
AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa GE3H GE3S
AAAS 105/115: Introduction to African History GE11 GE3H
AAAS 160: Introduction to West African History GE3H AE42
AAAS 203/204: Culture and Health AE42
AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion & Thought 
AAAS 305/307: Modern Africa  AE42
AAAS 320/321: African Studies In:______ AE42
AAAS 349: Islam GE3S AE42
AAAS 351: Africa’s Human Geographies GE3S AE42
AAAS 450: Popular Culture in the Muslim World      
AAAS 510: Global Ethnic and Racial Relations AE42
AAAS 520/52 : African Studies In:______ AE42
AAAS 555: African Film       
 
American Studies            
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context AE42
AMS 534: Global Ethnic and Racial Relations AE42
 
Anthropology    
ANTH 100: General Anthropology AE42 GE3S
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience GE3H GE3S AE42
ANTH 293: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia AE42
ANTH 308: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology GE3S AE42
ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society AE41 AE61
ANTH 325: Language, Gender and Sexuality GE3S
ANTH 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond GE21 GE3H
ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion       
ANTH 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization       
 
Communication Studies
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMS 503: Post-Soviet Communication
COMS 547: Communication & Culture
 
East Asian Languages & Cultures              
EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia AE42
EALC 142: Ethics in Chinese Philosophy AE51
EALC  315: Survey of Japanese Film AE42
EALC 325/610: Minorities in Japan         
EALC 360: Buddist Art of Korea      
EALC  367: Art and Culture of Japan  AE42 GE3H
EALC 373: Modern Korean Art & Culture AE42
EALC 378: Art and Culture of China AE42 GE3H
EALC 585: Reform in Contemporary China AE42
EALC 590: Topics in East Asian Lang. & Cultures:______                 
EALC 656: Government and Politics of East Asia AE42
 
Eastern Civilization
ECIV 104/304/305: Eastern Civilizations AE42
 
Economics
ECON 510: Energy Economics
ECON 550: Environmental Economics
ECON  604: International Trade
ECON  605: International Finance
 
European Studies
EURS 511: Topics in European Studies:______       
EURS 565: The Literature of Human Rights
 
Environmental Studies   
EVRN 140/144: Global Environment I GE3N
EVRN 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies GE3N
EVRN 371: Environmental Geopolitics          
EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology             
EVRN 550: Environmental Economics           
EVRN 620: Environmental Politics and Policy             
 
Film and Media Studies
FMS 315: Survey of Japanese Film AE42
FMS 322: Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema      
FMS 544: African Film       
 
French  
FREN 326: Introduction to French Literature GE3H AE42
 
Geography         
GEOG 100: World Regional Geography AE42
GEOG 102/103: People, Place, and Society GE3S AE42
GEOG 140/144:  Global Environment I GE3N
GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies GE3N
GEOG 201/202: Culture and Health         
GEOG 321: Climate and Climate Change       
GEOG 351: Africa’s Human Geography GE3H GE3S AE42
GEOG 354: Globalization: a Geographic Approach    
GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems     
GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography  GE3S
GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics          
GEOG 396: East Asia GE3H GE3S AE42
GEOG 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World             
 
German
GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era
 
Global and International Studies
GIST 139: The Global Cold War      
GIST 177: First Year Seminar GE11
GIST 210/211: Culture and Health/Honors AE42
GIST 303: Language, Gender and Sexuality GE3S
GIST 354: Globalization: A Geographic Approach    
GIST 355: International Women's Rights    
GIST 371: Environmental Geopolitics          
GIST 495: Global Internship             
GIST 501: Topics in GIST:______                
GIST 503: Advanced Topics in Middle East Studies 
GIST  529: Globalization     
GIST 535: Literature & Society in the Contemporary Middle East
GIST 560: The Literature of Human Rights 
GIST 585: Transnational Terrorism
GIST 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World             
GIST 624: Social Movements in the Middle East     
 
History of Art    
HA 166: The Visual Arts of East Asia GE3H AE42
HA 354/554: Japanese Prints 
HA 361/561: Buddhist Art of Korea GE3H AE42
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture  AE42
HA 367: Art and Culture of Japan GE3H AE42
HA 368/468: Art & Culture of China GE3H AE42
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture  AE42
HA 367: Art and Culture of Japan GE3H AE42
HA 368/468: Art & Culture of China  GE3H AE42
 
History 
HIST 104/111: Introduction to African History GE11 GE3H
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society AE42
HIST 140/144: Global Environment I GE3H
HIST 160: Introduction to West African History  GE3H AE42
HIST 300/307: Modern Africa AE42
HIST 324: History of Women and the Body
HIST 397: From Mao to Now: China’s Red Revolution GE11 AE42
HIST 399: The Samurai GE11 AE42
HIST 510: Topics in Non-Western History:______                             
HIST 580: Economic History of Latin America           
 
International Business   
IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business AE42
IBUS 480: International Management         
 
Jewish Studies   
JWSH 305: Language, Gender and Sexuality GE3S
JWSH 329: Politics & Conflict in Israel & Palestine    
JWSH 361: Jewish Film        
JWSH 422: Topics in Israeli Society:______                             
 
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
LAC 100: Latin American Culture & Society AE42
LAC 177: First Year Seminar GE11
LAC 311: Modern Latin America   
LAC 314: Latin American Immigration in Literature              
LAC 317: Politics, Society, Business and Economy 
LAC 332: Language and Society in Latin America AE42
LAC 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America AE42
 
Peace and Conflict Studies           
PCS 120/221: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies GE11 GE3H
PCS 555: Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies:______                        
PCS 565: The Literature of Human Rights 
 
Political Science
*POLS 125: Introduction to Intelligence and Statecraft           
*POLS 325: Intelligence Analytics     
*POLS 345: Counterintelligence        
POLS 350: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics      
POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy 
POLS 582: Transnational Terrorism
POLS 624: Environmental Politics and Policy             
POLS 645: Corruption, Crisis and Scandal    
POLS 648: Western European Politics          
POLS 656: Government and Politics of East Asia AE42
POLS 660: Politics and Problems of Developing Countries AE42
POLS 668: Reform in Contemporary China AE42
POLS 676: International Relations of Asia   
POLS 679: International Conflict     
POLS 684: International Law: State & Individual       
                             
Russian & East European Studies              
REES 177: First Year Seminar GE11
 
Religious Studies             
REL 130: Myth, Legend & Folk Beliefs in East Asia AE42
REL 350: Islam    
REL 450: Popular Culture in the Muslim World      
REL 510: Religion in Korea GE3H AE42
REL 511: Buddhist Art of Korea    
 
Slavic Language and Literature
SLAV 140/141: Understanding Russia GE3H AE42
SLAV 148/149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore GE3H AE42
SLAV 177: First Year Seminar GE3H AE42
SLAV 305: Language, Gender and Sexuality
SLAV 310: Modern Turkey: Culture & Society           
SLAV 322: Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema      
SLAV 503: Post-Soviet Communication        
SLAV 679: Topics in: Russian Queer Novels
 
 Sociology           
SOC 332: The United States in Global Context AE42
SOC 385: Environmental Sociology             
SOC 400: Israeli History, Politics & Culture
SOC 450: Gender and Society AE41
SOC 529: Globalization     
SOC 534: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations
 
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies      
WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body
WGSS 325: Language, Culutre and Sexuality GE3S
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance GE11 AE41
WGSS 355: International Women's Rights    
WGSS 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond GE21 GE3H GE3N AE42
WGSS 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization        
 
 

* Indicates required admission into the specific program that provides the course. (To enroll in the undergraduate certificate in intelligence and national security studies, contact iccae@ku.edu.)


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