Pre-Approved Courses for Specializations (updated March 2015)

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


1. Africa
∙AAAS 177: Gender Roles in Islam (3)
∙AAAS 305/307: Modern African History (3)
∙AAAS 320/520: Popular Culture in East Africa (3)
∙AAAS 323/415: Women of Islam (3)
∙AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
∙AAAS 349: Islam (3)
∙AAAS 470: Language and Society in Africa (3)
∙AAAS 554/ANTH 545: Contemporary Health Issues in Africa (3)
∙AAAS/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
∙ANTH 303: Peoples and Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East (3)
∙FMS 544: African Film (3)


2. The Middle East
∙AAAS 177: Gender Roles in Islam (3)
∙AAAS 303: Peoples and Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East (3)
∙AAAS 349/REL 350: Islam (3)
∙AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)
∙GIST 203: Jerusalem Through the Ages (3)


3. Asia
∙ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
∙EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
∙EALC 198: Anime (3)
∙EALC/FMS 315: Survey of Japanese Film (3)
∙EALC 331: Korean Art and Culture (3)
∙EALC 590: Contemporary East Asia (3)
∙EALC/POLS 656: Government and Politics of East Asia (3)
∙FMS 302: War and Memory in Asian Film
∙GIST 202/502: Stories from India
∙HA 362: Ceramics of Korea (3)
∙HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)


4. Latin America and the Caribbean
∙AAAS 301: Portrait of a Third World Nation: Haiti (3)
∙ANTH 379/LAA 334/634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
∙FMS 177: Cuban Cinema: Tropical Reels (3)
∙GEOG 591: Geography of Latin America (3)
∙HIST 120: Colonial Latin America (3)
∙HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3)
∙HIST 471: Social History of South America (3)
∙HIST 579: History of Brazil (3)
∙LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3)
∙LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3)
∙LAA 302: Brazilian Films (3)
∙LAA 302: Music of Mexico & the Caribbean (3)
∙LAA 334: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
∙POLS 659: Political Dynamics of Latin America (3)


5. Western Europe
∙ECON 535: Economic History of Europe (3)
∙EURS 430: European Civilization in World Context: ____ (3)
∙FREN 152: France and the French (3)
∙FREN 406: Intro to French Culture Through Film (3)
∙FREN 410: Survey of French Culture I (3)
∙GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
∙GERM 148: German Myth, Religion & Folklore (3)
∙GERM 177: Thinking Laughing: Cmc ModArtLit&Flm
∙GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)
∙GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
∙HIST 112: Introduction to British History (3)


6. Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
∙REES 110/111: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe (3)
∙REES 492: Research Methods in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (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 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
∙SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)
Substantive Specialization Requirement (choose 3 courses from one area of specialization)


1. Comparative Systems
∙AMS/SOC 332: The United States in Global Context (3)
∙ANTH 160/162/360: Varieties of Human Experience (3)
∙ANTH 652: Population Dynamics (3)
∙ANTH 690: Social Construction of the Self (3) ∙GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3)
∙HIST 636: Agriculture in World History (3)
∙POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy (3)
∙POLS 659: Political Dynamics of Latin America (3)
∙POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
∙POLS 677: US National Security Policy (3)
∙POLS/GIST 684: International Law: The State and the Individual (3)
∙POLS/GIST 685: International Law: Laws of Armed Conflicts (3)
∙POLS 689: Terrorism (3)
∙SOC 521: Wealth, Power and Inequality (3)
∙SOC 529: Globalization (3)


2. International Business and the Global Economy
∙ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (3)
∙ECON 535: Economic History of Europe (3)
∙ECON 582: Economic Development (3)
∙ECON 604: International Trade (3)
∙ECON 605: International Finance (3)
∙ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3)
∙*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3)
∙*IBUS 480: International Management (3)
∙*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3)
∙POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy (3)
∙POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
∙SOC 521: Wealth, Power and Inequality (3)
∙SOC 529: Globalization (3)


3. Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief Systems
∙AAAS 349/REL 350: Islam (3)
∙AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)
∙AAAS 520: Popular Culture in East Africa (3)
∙ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
∙ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3)
∙ANTH 160/162/360: Varieties of Human Experience (3)
∙ANTH 379/LAA 634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)
∙ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion (3)
∙COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3)
∙EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East
∙FREN 530: Postcolonial Film and Cultures (3)
∙GIST 202/502: Stories from India
∙JWSH 560: Classic & Contemporary Jewish Thought (3)
∙REL 341: Mysticism (3)
∙REL 345: Christianity (3)
∙REL 404: Gods and Goddesses of South Asia (3)


4. Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts in Global Context
∙AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
∙AAAS/FREN 432: Francophone African Literature (3)
∙EALC/FMS 315: Survey of Japanese Film (3)
∙ENGL 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3)
∙FREN 530: Postcolonial Film and Cultures (3)
∙GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
∙GERM 148: German Myth, Religion & Folklore (3)
∙GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)
∙GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
∙GIST 202/502: Stories from India
∙SLAV 144/145: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3)
∙SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3)
∙SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
∙SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)


5. Gender and Sexuality in Global Context
∙AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
∙AAAS 323/415: Women of Islam (3)
∙AAAS/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
∙GIST 202/502: Stories from India
∙WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3)
∙WGSS/POLS 600: Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (3)


6. Global Environment
∙ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3)
∙EVRN/GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3)
∙EVRN/GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3)
∙EVRN/HIST 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3)
∙GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3)


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