Spring 2017

Approved GIST Courses for Spring 2017 (updated October 2016)

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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.

Pending new changes to our major, you have new options (that you can take or leave). This might be particularly of interest to Freshmen and Sophomores. In the future, students will no longer need to choose a region and topical specialization; instead, students will choose 3 electives from a list of courses called “Issues in Global Studies.” These courses will all be listed under “GIST” and you would enroll in them through the GIST course numbers (courses listed in red as “GIST 550” automatically fit for this category). More of these courses will be offered in future semesters. For your other 3 electives, you can choose ANY approved courses on our semester list. Though you are completely free to choose those, we encourage students to choose three courses that might overlap with another major—so as to encourage double-majoring. So, if you were a GIST-POLS double major, you would take ANY three approved POLS courses, or if you were a GIST-FREN double major, you could take any three content classes in the French department (which could be in English or French).

 

PLEASE NOTE: No one is required to opt into the new system. If you like your current requirements, you are welcome to continue as is. If you like the new courses listed, you can always take them to fulfill the old categories. I’ve attached a checklist that you could use if you were interested in how you might add 3 global issues courses into the old framework. You would just replace EITHER the regional or substantive specialization with those courses.

 

Approved Courses for Spring 2017 (updated October 2016)
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 320: African Cultural Institutions (3)
AAAS 320: Islamic Art & Architecture (3)
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 520/GEOG 552: Migration & Development in Africa (3)
AAAS 662: Gender & Politics in Africa (3)
ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)
FREN 432/AAAS 432: Francophone African Literature (3)
2. The Middle East
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 320: Islamic Art & Architecture (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
GIST 633/POLS 669: Iran, Turkey, and the Kurds (3)
GIST 667/POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)
HIST 480: Travelers’ Tales of the Middle East (3)
HIST 570: The Middle East after World War II (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)

 


3. Asia
ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3)
EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)
EALC 319: Contemporary Chinese Fiction & Film (3)
EALC 330: Chinese Culture (3)
EALC 331: Blood, Guts & Pathos: Samurai in Literature (3)
EALC 331: Minorities in Japan (3)
EALC 331: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)
EALC 362/562: Post-Colonial Korea (3)
EALC 519: Contemporary Chinese Fiction & Film (3)
EALC 543/FMS 543: Contemporary Japanese Film (3)
EALC 584/HIST 584: Modern China (3)
ECIV 304: Eastern Civilizations (3)
ECON 586: Economic Issues in China (3)
GIST 320: Love, Sex & Marriage in India (3)
GIST 323/502: Environmental Dynamics in India (3)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)
HIST 394: Made in China: Chinese Business History (3)
HIST 398: Introduction to History of Japan: Anime to Zen (3)
HIST 584: Modern China (3)
*IBUS 425: Business in China (3)
POLS 678: Chinese Foreign Policy (3)
REL 507: Religion in India (3)


4. Latin America and the Caribbean
AAAS 323: Cuba in the Americas (3)
ANTH 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America (3)
2 “*” indicates courses that are only available through prerequisite or school access or instructor permission.
Course in bold are approved regional overview courses. Courses in red count toward the new electives option,
“Global Studies.” Courses in italics are courses offered under generic “topics” course numbers in their departments.
FMS 316: Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (3)
GEOG 591: Geography of Latin America (3)
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3)
LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3)
LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3)
LAA 302: Music of Latin America (3)
LAA 302: Cuba in the Americas (3)
LAA 450: Capstone Seminar in Latin American Studies (3)
LAA 552: Foodways: Latin America (3)


5. Western Europe
ECON 535: Economic History of Europe (3)
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
EURS/HWC 302: European Culture and Society 1945 to Present:
EURS 500: Seminar in European Studies (3)
EURS 604: The European Union (3)
EURS 511/FREN 401: Paris, City of Lights & Legends (3)
FREN 152: France and the French (3)
*FREN 530: Francophone Film (3)
GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 424: German Cinema in Context (3)
HIST 321/WGSS 321: From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present (3)
6. Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
HIST 377: Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3)
REES 220/221: Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3)
SLAV 330: Russian Business Culture (3)
SLAV 379: Europe of Regions & Ethnic Minorities (3)
SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)


Substantive Specialization Requirement (choose 3 courses from one area of specialization)
1. Comparative Systems
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context
AMS 696: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
AMS 696: US Empire & Transnational Studies (3)
ANTH 343: Food, Nutrition & Culture (3)
ANTH 360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America (3)
EURS 604/POLS 669: The European Union (3)
GEOG 210: Computers, Maps & Geographic Analysis (3)
GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEOG 377: Urban Geography (3)
GIST/ANTH 465: Genocide & Ethnocide (3)
GIST 501: Critical Perspectives on Museums (3)
GIST 550: Sin Cities (3)
GIST 550: Sociology of Global Food (3)
GIST 550: Sociology of Sport (3)
GIST 550: Transnational Terrorism (3)
GIST 582: Geopolitics & Genocide (3)
GIST 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World (3)
GIST 667: Islam & Politics (3)
GIST 633: Iran, Turkey, & the Kurds (3)
POLS 370: Contemporary Issues in International Politics (3)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)
POLS 667: Islam and Politics (3)
3 “*” indicates courses that are only available through prerequisite or school access or instructor permission.
Course in bold are approved regional overview courses. Courses in red count toward the new electives option,
“Global Studies.” Courses in italics are courses offered under generic “topics” course numbers in their departments.
POLS 670: US Foreign Policy (3)
SOC 326: Health, Gender and Society (3)
SOC 425: Sociology of Global Health (3)


2. International Business and the Global Economy
ANTH 367: Introduction to Economic Anthropology (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 605: International Finance (3)
ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3)
*FIN 420: International Finance (3)
HIST 394: Made in China: Chinese Business History (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)
SLAV 330: Russian Business Culture (3)


3. Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief Systems
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)
AAAS 320: Islamic Art & Architecture (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
ANTH 293: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)
ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3)
ANTH 360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3)
ANTH 343: Food, Nutrition & Culture (3)
ANTH 372: Religion, Power, & Sexuality in Arab Societies (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 331: Minorities in Japan (3)
GIST 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3)
GIST 320: Love, Sex & Marriage in India (3)
GIST 465: Genocide & Ethnocide (3)
GIST 502/GIST 323: Environmental Dynamics in India (3)
GIST 501: Critical Perspectives on Museums (3)
GIST 550: Sin Cities (3)
GIST 550: Sociology of Sport (3)
GIST 550: Sociology of Global Food (3)
GIST 582: Geopolitics and Genocide
GIST 601: Indigenous Peoples of the World (3)
HIST 377: Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3)
JWSH 300: Mystical Tradition in Judaism (3)
JWSH 300: Music in Jewish Culture (3)
LAA 552: Foodways: Latin America (3)
LAA 561/ANTH 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America (3)
REL 345: Christianity (3)
REL 404: Mystical Tradition in Judaism (3)
4 “*” indicates courses that are only available through prerequisite or school access or instructor permission.
Course in bold are approved regional overview courses. Courses in red count toward the new electives option,
“Global Studies.” Courses in italics are courses offered under generic “topics” course numbers in their departments.
REL 507: Religion in India (3)

4. Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts in Global Context
AAAS 320: Islamic Art & Architecture (3)
AAAS 340: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
AAAS 355/THR 326: African Theater and Drama (3)
FREN 432: Francophone African Literature (3)
AAAS 433: Islamic Literature (3)
EALC 319/519: Contemporary Chinese Fiction & Film (3)
EALC 331: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)
ENGL 492: The London Review (3)
FMS 302: Global Film Festivals (3)
FMS 316: Cinemas of the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (3)
FMS 543: Contemporary Japanese Film (3)
EURS 511: Paris, City of Lights & Legends (3)
FREN 405: French Literature in Translation (3)
GERM 124/125: German Cinema in Context (3)
GERM 424: German Cinema in Context (3)
GIST 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3)
GIST 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3)
LAA 302: Music of Latin America (3)
SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)


5. Gender and Sexuality in Global Context
AAAS 340/WGSS 330: Women in Contemporary African Literature (3)
AAAS/ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3)
AAAS 662/POLS 669: Gender & Politics in Africa (3)
AMS 696: Race/Gender/Work Globalization (3)
GIST 320: Love, Sex & Marriage in India (3)
HIST 321/WGSS 321: From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present (3)
SOC 326: Health, Gender and Society (3)
WGSS 201/202: Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction (3)
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (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 385: Environmental Sociology (3)
EVRN 542/ANTH 582: Ethnobotany (3)
EVRN/HIST 142: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3)
GIST 502/323: Environmental Dynamics in India (3)
GIST 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)


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