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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 questions please make and appointment to see the academic advisor by calling 785-864-3500.

For Fall 2020

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.)


AAAS – African and African-American Studies
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (MENA, CEB)
AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa (3) GE3H GE3S (Afr)
AAAS 105: Introduction to African History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr)
AAAS 160: Introduction to West African History (3) GE3H AE42 (Afr)
AAAS 203: Culture and Health (3) AE42
AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion & Thought (3) (Afr, CEB)
AAAS 301: Haiti: Culture & Identity (3) (LA, CEB)
AAAS 305: Modern Africa (3) AE42 (Afr)
AAAS 320: African Studies In: African Art & Gender (3) AE42
AAAS 333: Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3) AE42
AAAS 349: Islam (3) GE3S AE42 (MENA, CEB)
AAAS 351: Africa’s Human Geographies (3) GE3S AE42 (Afr, CSPS)
AAAS 370: Introduction to Languages of Africa (3) GE3S AE42
AAAS 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3) (MENA, GG, CEB)
AAAS 380: African Art & Gender (3)
AAAS 520: African Studies In: African Art & Gender (3) AE42
AAAS 520: African Studies In: Napolune in Egypt (3) AE42
AAAS 520: African Studies In: Topics in North African Culture (3) AE42

AMS – American Studies
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context (3) AE42 (CSPS)
AMS 344: Case Studies in AMS: North Korea in U.S. Imagination (3)

ANTH – Anthropology
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 293: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 320: Language in Culture and Society (3) AE41 AE61 (CEB)
ANTH 325: Language, Gender & Sexuality (3)
ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3) AE42 (Afr, CEB, GG)
ANTH 379: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3) AE42
ANTH 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3S AE42
ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion (3) (CEB, CSPS)
ANTH 562: Mexamerica (3) AE41

CLSX – Classics
CLXS 350: Modern Themes, Ancient Models (3)

COMS – Communications
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3) (CEB)
COMS 460: Undergraduate Seminar: Adv. Intercultural Communication (3)
COMS 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3) (REE, CEB)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3) (EA, CEB)

EALC – East Asian Languages and Cultures
EALC 105: Living Religions of the East (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 142: Ethics in Chinese Philosophy (3) AE51 (EA, CEB)
EALC 198: Studies in: The Visual Arts of East Asia (3)
EALC 316: Modern Japanese Fiction & Film (3) AE42
EALC 325: Minorities in Japan (3) (EA, CEB)
EALC 331: Studies In: Gardens of Japan & China (3)
EALC 331: Studies In: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)
EALC 375: Love, Sex & Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
EALC 509: Religion in Japan (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 570: The Structure of Japanese (3)
EALC 585: Reform in Contemporary China (3) AE42
EALC 610: Minorities in Japan (3) (EA, CEB)
EALC 656: Government and Politics of East Asia (3) AE42
EALC 666: Political Economy of East Asia (3)

ECON – Economics
ECON 144/145: Principles of Macroeconomics (3) GE3S
ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (3) (GEcon)
ECON 510: Energy Economics (3) (GEcon, GE)
ECON 550: Environmental Economics (3) (GEcon, GE)
ECON 560: Economic Systems (3)
ECON 564: Tpcs in Applied ECON: Health Economics (3)
ECON 582: Economic Development (3) (GEcon)
ECON 604: International Trade (3) (GEcon)
ECON 605: International Finance (3) (GEcon)
ECON 664: Topics in ECON: Global Development (3)

ENGL - English
ENGL 339: Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3) AE42
ENGL 479: The Literature of: Comedy on the British Stage (3)

EURS – European Studies
EURS 511: Topics in European Studies: German Literature & Modern Era (3)
EURS 565: The Literature of Human Rights (CSPS, CEB)

EVRN – Environmental Studies (all courses listed are GE)
EVRN 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3N (GE)
EVRN 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE)
EVRN 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (GE, CSPS)
EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE, CSPS)
EVRN 420: Topics in EVRN: Disaster & Culture (3)
EVRN 550: Environmental Economics (3) (GE, GEcon)
EVRN 620: Environmental Politics and Policy (3) (GE, CSPS)
EVRN 640: Natural Resource Management from Indigenous Perspectives (3)

FMS – Film and Media Studies
FMS 543: Contemporary Japanese Film (3) AE42

FREN – French
FREN 326: Introduction to French Literature (3) GE3H AE42 (WE, PCA)
FREN 380: Middle Ages in Modern Imagination (3)
*FREN 471: Transcending Borders: Migration, Identity, Voice, Narratives (3)

GEOG – Geography
GEOG 100: World Regional Geography (3) AE42 (CSPS, GE)
GEOG 102: People, Place & Society (3) GE3S AE42
GEOG 140/144: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3N (GE)
GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE)
GEOG 201: Culture & Health (3) AE42
GEOG 321: Climate and Climate Change (3) (GE)
GEOG 351: Africa’s Human Geography (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (Afr, CSPS)
GEOG 354: Globalization: A Geographic Approach (3)
GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (4) (CSPS, GE)
GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3) GE3S (CSPS, CEB)
GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (CSPS, CEB, GE)
GEOG 396: East Asia (3) GE3H (EA)
GEOG 570: Geography of American Indians (3)
GEOG 590: Understanding Central America (3) (LA)

GERM – German
GERM 177: Max & Maxims in German Culture & Beyond (3)
GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3) (WE, PCA)
GERM 336: German Transatlantic Experience (3) AE41
GERM 362: German & Germany in Global Business Culture (3)

GIST – Global and International Studies
GIST 177: First Year Seminar (3)
GIST 203: Topics in MES: Introduction to the Muslim World (3)
GIST 210: Culture and Health AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
GIST 220: Introduction to Global & International Studies (3) GE11
GIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3) GE3S (CSPS, GEcon)
GIST 354: Globalization: A Geographic Approach (3)
GIST 355: International Women’s Rights AE42 (3)
GIST 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (CSPS, CEB, GE)

GIST 503: Advanced Topics in MES: Government in Israel (3)
GIST 503: Advanced Topics in MES: Israeli Palestine Conflict (3)
GIST 560: The Literature of Human Rights (3) (CSPS, CEB)
GIST 585: Transnational Terrorism (3) (CSPS)

GIST 633: Iran, Turkey, and the Kurds (3)

HA - Art History
HA 166: The Visual Arts of East Asia (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 340/540: Special Studies: Gardens of Japan & China (3) (EA, PCA)
HA 361/561: Buddhist Art of Korea (3) (EA, PCA)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3) AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 367: Art & Culture of Japan (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 390: African Art & Gender (3) (Afr, PCA, GG)
HA 536: Islamic Art & Architecture in Africa (3) (Afr, MENA, PCA)
HA 590: Special Study in African Art (3) (Afr)
HA 591: Special Study: Modern Korean Art & Culture (EA, PCA)

HIST – History
HIST 104: Introduction to African History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr)
HIST 115: Europe 1789-Present (3) GE11 GE3H (WE)
HIST 121: Modern Latin America (3) GE3H
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
HIST 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3H (GE)
HIST 160: Introduction to West African History (3) GE3H AE42 (GE)
HIST 300: Modern Africa (3) AE42 (Afr)
HIST 314: Globalization: History & Theory (3) GE3S (CSPS, GEcon)
HIST 336: Ethics, Ideas, and Nature (3) AE51 (GE, CEB)
HIST 390: Topics in Non-Western History: Modern Latin America (3) (LA)
HIST 390: Topics in Non-Western History: Buddhist Art of Korea (3) (EA)
HIST 390: Topics in Non-Western History: Israeli Palestine Conflict (3) (ME)
HIST 390: Topics in Non-Western History: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3) (EA)
HIST 394: Made in China: Chinese Business History (3) AE42 (EA, GEcon)
HIST 395: The History of Sushi (3) GE11 AE42 (EA)
HIST 510: Topics in Non-Western History: Buddhist Art of Korea (3) (EA)
HIST 570: The Middle East after World War II (3) AE42
HIST 580: Economic History of Latin America (3) (LA, GEcon)
HIST 696: Seminar in: World History (3) AE61

HUM – Humanities
HUM 312: World Literature III (3) GE3H (PCA)
HUM 375: Refugee Experience: Stories of Statelessness & Citizenship (3)
HUM 380: Modern Themes, Ancient Models (3)
HUM 477: Gender and Religion (3) (CEB, GG)

IBUS – International Business
*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3) AE42 (GEcon)
*IBUS 415: Business in Latin America (3) (LA, GEcon)
*IBUS 480: International Management (3) (GEcon)

JWSH – Jewish Studies
JWSH 107: Jews, Christians, Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
JWSH 325: Introduction to Judaism (3) (CEB)
JWSH 327: Jewish Secular Culture (3) AE42
JWSH 329: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An Introduction (3) (MENA)
JWSH 420: Government of Israel (3) (MENA)

LAA – Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
LAA 302: Topics in Latin American Area Studies: Haiti: Culture & Identity (3)
LAA 311: Topics in LAA – Modern Latin America (3)
LAA 312: Topics in LAA – Spanish Language & Culture for Business (3)
LAA 313: Topics in LAA – Capoeira (3)
LAA 315: Topics in LAA – Film & Music Arts (3) (LA, PCA)
LAA 317: Topics in LAA: Business in Latin America (3)
LAA 317: Topics in LAA: Economic History of Latin America (3)
LAA 317: Topics in LAA: Politics in Latin America (3)
LAA 318: Topics in LAA: Haiti: Identity & Culture (3)
LAA 332: Language and Society in Latin America (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
LAA 334: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3) AE42
LAA 562: Mexamerica (3)

MGMT – Management
*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3) (GEcon)

PCS – Peace & Conflict Studies
PCS 120: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3) GE11 GE3H (CSPS)
PCS 375: The Refugee Experience (3) (CSPS, CEB, Afr)
PCS 555: Topics: Israeli Palestinian Conflict (3)
PCS 565: The Literature of Human Rights (3) (CSPS, CEB)

POLS – Political Science
*POLS 125: Introduction to Intelligence and Statecraft (3)
POLS 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) GE3S AE42
POLS 170/171: Introduction to International Politics (3) GE3S AE42
*POLS 325: Intelligence Analytics (3)
POLS 350: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 562: Women and Politics (3) AE41 (CSPS, GG)
POLS 582: Transnational Terrorism (3) (CSPS)
POLS 624: Environmental Politics and Policy (3) (CSPS, GE)
POLS 656: Government & Politics of East Asia (3) AE42
POLS 657: Government & Politics of Southeast Asia (3) AE42
POLS 660: Political Development: Latin America, Africa & Asia (3) AE42
POLS 668: Reform in Contemporary China (3) AE42 (EA, CSPS, CEB)
POLS 669: Topics in Comparative Politics: Iran, Turkey & the Kurds (3)
POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
POLS 684: International Law: State & Individual (3) (CSPS)
POLS 687: Introduction to Cyber Intelligence (3) AE42
POLS 689: Topics in International Relations: International Migration (3)

REES – Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
REES 177: First Year Seminar: Representing the Body in Cont. Eurasian Film (3) GE11
REES 492: Research Methods in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (3) AE61 (REE)
REES 510: Understanding Central Asia (3) AE42 (REE)

REL – Religion
REL 106: Asian Religions (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
REL 107: Jews, Christians, & Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
REL 130: Myth, Legend & Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
REL 325: Introduction to Judaism (3)
REL 341: Mysticism (3) (CEB)
REL 350: Islam (3) GE3H AE42 (MENA, CEB)
REL 509: Religion in Japan (3) GE3H AE42
REL 511: Buddhist Art of Korea (3)

SLAV – Slavic
SLAV 140/141: Introduction to Russian Culture (3) GE3H AE42 (REE, CEB)
SLAV 148/149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3) GE3H AE42 (REE, PCA)
SLAV 340/341: Intro to Langs & Peoples in Russia & East-Cent Europe (3) GE3H AE42
SLAV 370: War & Violence in Russian Literature & Film (3) GE3H
SLAV 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3) (REE, CEB)
SLAV 540: Lang & Identity in East-Cent Europe & Former Soviet Union (3) (REE, CEB)
SLAV 626: Cultural Impact of the Ottoman Empire on the Southern Slavs (3)

SOC – Sociology
SOC 130: Comparative Societies (3) AE42
SOC 332: The United States in Global Context AE42 (CSPS)
SOC 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE)
SOC 425: Sociology of Global Health (3) (CSPS, CEB)
SOC 450: Gender and Society (3) AE41 (CSPS, GG)
SOC 529: Globalization (3) (GEcon) (CSPS, GEcon, CEB)
SOC 621: Cross-Cultural Sociology GE3H GE3S AE42 (CSPS, CEB, GE)

WGSS – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body (3) (GG)
WGSS 325: Language, Gender & Sexuality (3)
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3) GE11 AE41 (GG, CSPS)
WGSS 355: International Women’s Rights (3) (CSPS, GG)
WGSS 380: African Art & Gender (3) (Afr, GG)
WGSS 389: Anth of Gender: Female, Male & Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3N AE42 (CEB, GG)
WGSS 477: Gender and Religion (3) (CEB, GG)
WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3) AE41 (CSPS, GG)

* 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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