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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 Spring 2022

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      103                       Introduction to Africa     GE3H GE3S
AAAS      105                       Introduction to African History   GE11 GE3H
AAAS      160                       Introduction to West African History        GE3H AE42
AAAS     203/204                 Culture and Health          AE42
AAAS      303                       Peoples & Cultures of North Africa & Middle East             
AAAS      320/520                African Studies In:                          AE42
AAAS      372                       Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies 
AAAS      415                       Women and Islam          
AAAS      432                       Francophone African Literature  GE3S AE42
AAAS      543                       Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities    GE3S AE42
AAAS      550                       Senior Seminar in: African Social & Political Development               AE61
AAAS      583                       Migration, Diasporas & Development      
AAAS      598                       Sexuality & Gender in African History      AE42
 
American Studies           
AMS       332                       The United States in Global Context         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     303                       Peoples & Cultures of North Africa & Middle East             
ANTH     320                       Language in Culture and Society AE41 AE61
ANTH     372                       Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies 
ANTH     389                       The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond               GE21 GE3H
ANTH     484                       Magic, Science, and Religion       
ANTH     570                       Anthropology of Violence            
ANTH    583                        Love, Sex, and Globalization      
 
Communication Studies
COMS    246                       Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMS    557                       East Asian Communication
 
East Asian Languages & Cultures             
EALC      105                      Asian Religions  GE3H AE42
EALC      130                      Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia           AE42
EALC      331                      Studies In:                         
EALC      362/562               Post-Colonial Korea        
EALC      373                      Modern Korean Art & Culture     AE42
EALC      388/588               Modern and Contemporary Visual Arts in Japan 
EALC      420/620               Daily Life in China from the Opium War to 1911  AE42
EALC      509                      Religion in Japan              AE42 GE3H
EALC      543                      Contemporary Japanese Film      AE42
EALC      590                      Topics in East Asian Lang. & Cultures:                    
EALC      642                      Chinese Thought              GE3H AE42
 
Eastern Civilization         
ECIV       104/304/305        Eastern Civilizations         AE42
 
Economics
ECON    582                       Economic Development
ECON    584                       Economic Development of Latin America
ECON    604                       International Trade
ECON    605                       International Finance
 
European Studies           
EURS     302                       European Culture and Society 1945 to Present     AE42
EURS     604                       The European Union      
 
Environmental Studies 
EVRN     142/145               Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization        GE3S
EVRN     148                       Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies       GE3N
EVRN     320                       Environmental Policy Analysis    
EVRN     386                       Sociology of Global Food             
 
Film and Media Studies
FMS       302                       Iran through Literature & Film     AE42
FMS       312                       History of the International Sound Film to 1950 
FMS       322                       Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema      
FMS       543                       Contemporary Japanese Film      AE42
 
French 
FREN     150                       Zombies, Aliens, Monsters           GE11
FREN     152                       France and the French    GE3H AE42
FREN     326                       Introduction to French Literature              GE3H AE42
FREN     432                       Francophone African Literature  GE3H AE42
 
Geography
GEOG    100                       World Regional Geography          AE42
GEOG    102                       People, Place, and Society            GE3S AE42
GEOG    142/145                Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization        GE3S
GEOG    148                       Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies       GE3N
GEOG    201/202                Culture and Health         
GEOG    321                       Climate and Climate Change     
GEOG    373                       Political Geography        
GEOG    553                       Geography of African Development          GE3H GE3S AE42
GEOG    577                       Human Dimensions of Global Change     
GEOG    583                       Migration, Diasporas & Development      
 
German
GERM    475                       Topics in German Study
 
Global and International Studies             
GIST       205                      Muslim Lives: Politics, Culture, and Society           AE51
GIST      210/211                Culture and Health/Honors         AE42
GIST       304                      Global and Afro-Brazilian Culture              GE3S
GIST      308                       Key Themes in Modern Global History   
GIST       335                      Iran through Literature & Film    
GIST      355                       International Women's Rights   
GIST       495                      Global Internship
GIST       501                      Topics in GIST: 
GIST       503                      Advanced Topics in Middle East Studies
GIST      529                       Globalization
GIST      550                       Issues in Global Studies:             
GIST      577                       Human Dimensions of Global Change
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          347/547               Ceramics of East Asia     
HA          363                      Modern Korean Art & Culture     AE42
HA          388/588               Modern & Contemporary Visual Arts in Japan     
 
History 
HIST       104                       Introduction to African History   GE11 GE3H
HIST       124                       Latin American Culture & Society              AE42
HIST       142/145               Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization       
HIST       160                      Introduction to West African History        GE3H AE42
HIST       308                      Key Themes in Modern Global History    
HIST       394                      Made in China: Chinese Business History               AE42
HIST       480                      Travelers’ Tales of the Middle East          
HIST       598                      Sexuality & Gender in African History      AE42
 
International Business  
IBUS      410                       Introduction to International Business     AE42
IBUS      462                       Comparative and Cross-Cultural Management     AE42
IBUS      480                       International Management         
 
Jewish Studies
JWSH     300                       Topics in Jewish Studies
JWSH     325                       Introduction to Judaism
JWSH     329                       Politics & Conflict in Israel & Palestine
JWSH     420                       Politics & Government in Israel
JWSH     681                       Regimes in Middle East & North Africa
 
Latin American & Caribbean Studies      
LAC        100                      Latin American Culture & Society              AE42
LAC        300                      Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies            GE52
LAC        302                      Topics in Latin American Area Studies:                  
LAC        311                      Topics in LAC – History  
LAC        315                      Topics in LAC - Film, Music, Arts 
LAC        318                      Topics in LAC - Transatlantic & Transnational       
LAC        332                      Language and Society in Latin America    AE42
LAC        501                      Multilingualism and Multicultural Latin America 
 
Peace and Conflict Studies         
PCS        120/221               Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies            GE11 GE3H
PCS        555                      Topics in Peace & Conflict Studies:                         
 
Political Science
*POLS    125                      Introduction to Intelligence and Statecraft
*POLS    325                       Intelligence Analytics
*POLS    345                       Counterintelligence
POLS      350                      Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics
POLS     582                       Transnational Terrorism
POLS      625                       Extremist Groups & Government Response
POLS      643                      The European Union
POLS      659                      Political Dynamics of Latin America
POLS      661                       Politics of the Middle East
POLS      663                       Populism and Nationalism
POLS      667                       Islam and Politics
POLS      669                       Topics in Comparative Politics: 
POLS      673                       International Organization
POLS      674                       Global Justice & Foreign Policy
POLS      689                       Topics in International Relations:             
 
Russian & East European Studies            
REES      110/111/310/311  Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe       AE42
REES      220/221               Societies and Cultures of Eurasia               AE42
 
Religious Studies            
REL        106                       Asian Religions  GE3H AE42
REL        130                       Myth, Legend & Folk Beliefs in East Asia AE42
REL        325                       Introduction to Judaism GE3H AE42
REL        509                       Religion in Japan              GE3H AE42
 
Slavic Language and Literature  
SLAV      145                       Survey of Russian Literature in Translation            GE3H AE42
SLAV      148/149                Introduction to Slavic Folklore     GE3H AE42
SLAV      205                       Muslim Lives: Politics, Culture, and Society           AE51
SLAV      230                       Vampires in Literature, Film, and Television          AE51
SLAV      320                       Graphic Novel As Memory            GE21
SLAV      322                       Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema      
SLAV      330                       Russian Business Culture              
SLAV      340                       Language Landscape of East Europe         GE3H AE42
SLAV      379                       Topics in:                          
SLAV      540                       Language and Identity in Eastern Europe              
SLAV      679                       Topics in:                          
 
Sociology           
SOC        332                      The United States in Global Context         AE42
SOC        386                      Sociology of Global Food             
SOC        425                      Sociology of Global Health          
SOC       529                       Globalization    
 
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies    
WGSS    321                       From Mystics to Feminists            GE11 GE3H AE42
WGSS    355                       International Women's Rights    
WGSS    366                       Fat, Food & Body in Global Perspective  
WGSS    389                       The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond               GE21 GE3H GE3N AE42
WGSS    583                       Love, Sex, and Globalization      
WGSS    598                       Sexuality & Gender in African History      AE42

* 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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