Approved GIST Courses for Spring 2016 (updated October 2015)

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“*” indicates courses that are only available through student access to the school that offers the course.Courses in bold are approved regional overview courses.NOTE: Upper level foreign language courses whose content have a contemporary and international element are generally approved as fulfilling a regional elective requirement (not an overview course)—i.e. FREN 410: Survey of French Culture I, etc. Because of the language prerequisites for the course, we do not include them with the standard approval list as their existence on the list would be misleading, but they are approved as stipulated above.

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


1. Africa
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa (3)
AAAS 105: Introduction to African History (3)
AAAS 160: Introduction to West African History (3)
AAAS 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 520/GEOG 552: Migration and Development in Africa (3)
AAAS 550: Senior Seminar in: African Social and Political Development (3)
ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)
2. The Middle East
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
AAAS 545: Unveiling the Veil (3)
JWSH 300: Enemies of Ancient Israel (3)
JWSH 300/600/REL 502: Judaism and Political Theology (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)


3. Asia
AMS 696: Latino/a Soldiers in Asia (3)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3)
EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
EALC 198: Studies in: Ethics in Chinese Philosophy (3)
EALC 316: Modern Japanese Film and Fiction (3)
EALC 319: Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film (3)
EALC 320: Modern East Asia: Multiple Perspectives (3)
EALC 331: Art and Culture in Korea (3)
EALC 331/590: Minorities in Japan (3)
EALC 333: Asian Literature in Translation, Honors (3)
EALC 362/562: Post-Colonial Korea (3)
EALC 363: Gendered Modernity in East Asia (3)
EALC 420/620: Daily Life in China: Opium War-Present (3)
EALC 585/POLS 668: Reform in Contemporary China (3)
EALC 590: Contemporary China (3)
ECIV 304/305: Eastern Civilizations (3)
ECON 586: Economic Issues in China
GEOG 396: East Asia (3)
GIST 320: Love, Sex and Marriage in India (3)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art and Culture (3)
HA 388/588: Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts of Japan (3)
HIST 118: History of East Asia (3)
HIST 398: Introduction to History of Japan: Anime to Zen (3)
HIST 399: The Samurai (3)
HIST 590/EALC 563: Cultural History of Korea (3)
*IBUS 425: Business in China (3)
REL 365: Hinduism (3)
REL/EALC 509: Religion in Japan (3)


4. Latin America and the Caribbean
AMS 344: Latina/o Fiction (3)
AMS 520: Mexico and Mexican-Americans (3)
ANTH 562: Mexamerica (3)
HIST 124/LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3)
HIST 580: Economic History of Latin America (3)
LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3)
LAA 302/AAAS 323: Haiti and the Dominican Republic (3)
LAA 552: Foodways: Latin America (3)
LAA 602/GEOG 571: Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (3)
5. Western Europe
ENGL 327: 20th Century Irish Drama (3)
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
EURS 302: European Culture and Society 1945 to Present: Decline of Modernity and Rise of Postmodernism (3)
FREN 152: France and the French (3)
FREN 401: Paris, City of Lights and Legends (3)
GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
HIST 112: Introduction to British History (3)
HIST 115: French Revolution to the Present: Europe 1789-Present (3)
HIST/WGSS 321: Mystics to Feminists: Women’s History in Europe 1600-Present (3)
HIST 696: Seminar in: British History (3)


6. Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
REES 220/221: Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3)
SLAV 140/141: Introduction to Russian Culture (3)
SLAV 144: 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: Intro to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe (3)
SLAV 379: Robots, Rockets, and Radios: Technology in Slavic Literature (3)
SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
SLAV 540: Language & Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union (3)
SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)


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


1. Comparative Systems
AAAS/AMS/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
AMS/SOC 332: United States in Global Context (3)
AMS 344: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
AMS/SOC 534/AAAS 510: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
ANTH 160/162/360: Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH 465: Genocide and Ethnocide (3)
ANTH 501: Global Health
ANTH 595: The Colonial Experience (3)
GEOG 571: Geopolitics and Genocide (3)
HIST 303: Sin Cities (3)
HIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3)
HIST 390: History of Conservatism (3)
HIST 696: Seminar in: Immigrants, Refugees, and Diasporas (3)
HIST 696: Seminar in: Food in History (3)
POLS 562/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 667/SOC 640: Islam and Politics (3)
POLS 669: Comparative Public Policy (3)
SOC 312: Population and Society (3)
SOC 342: Sociology of Immigration (3)
SOC 529: Globalization (3)
SOC 600: Science and Society (3)
SOC 621: Cross-Cultural Sociology (3)

2. International Business and the Global Economy
AMS 344: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (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)
HIST 580: Economic History of Latin America (3)
*IBUS 400: Marketing in the Global Environment (3)
*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (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)
SOC 529: Globalization (3)


3. Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief Systems
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
AAAS 510: Global Ethnic and Racial Relations (3)
AAAS 545: Unveiling the Veil (3)
AMS 344: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
ANTH 160/162/360: Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH/LING 320/321: Language in Culture and Society (3)
ANTH 465: Genocide and Ethnocide (3)
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3)
EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
HIST 390: Youth, Sex, and Romance (3)
HIST 590/EALC 563: Cultural History of Korea (3)
JWSH 300/600/REL 502: Judaism and Political Theology (3)
REL/JWSH 325: Introduction to Judaism (3)
REL 365: Hinduism (3)
REL/EALC 509: Religion in Japan (3)
SLAV 540: Language & Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union (3)
POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)


4. Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts in Global Context
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
EALC 316: Modern Japanese Film and Fiction (3)
EALC 319: Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film (3)
EALC 333: Asian Literature in Translation, Honors (3)
ENGL 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)
ENGL 327: 20th Century Irish Drama (3)
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
FMS 313: History of the International Sound Post 1950 (3)
FMS 302: Native/Indigenous Film and Media (3)
FREN 401: Paris, City of Lights and Legends (3)
GERM 124: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 332: Berlin in German Culture (3)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art and Culture (3)
HA 388/588: Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts of Japan (3)
HA 588: Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts of Japan (3)
HIST 585: Beer, Sake, Tea – Beverages in Japanese History (3)
SLAV 144: 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 379: Robots, Rockets, and Radios: Technology in Slavic Literature (3)
SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
SLAV 664: Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)


5. Gender and Sexuality in Global Context
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 545: Unveiling the Veil (3)
AAAS/AMS/WGSS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration (3)
AMS 344: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
EALC 363: Gendered Modernity in East Asia
GIST 320: Love, Sex and Marriage in India (3)
HIST/WGSS 321: Mystics to Feminists: Women’s History in Europe 1600-Present (3)
HIST 390: Youth, Sex, and Romance (3)
POLS 562/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)
SOC 450: Gender and Society (3)
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3)


6. Global Environment
ENGL 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)
EVRN/GEOG/HIST 142/145: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3)
EVRN/GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3)
EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis (3)
EVRN/SOC 385: Environmental Sociology (3)
EVRN 542/ANTH 582: Ethnobotany (3)
EVRN 420: Topics in Environmental Studies: Native and Western Views of Nature (3)
EVRN 420: Topics in Environmental Studies: Sustainability (3)
EVRN 420: Topics in Environmental Studies: Toxicology, Toys, and Tater Tots (3)
GEOG 571: Environmental Geopolitics (3)
SOC 600: Globalization and Environment (3)

 


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