Fall 2016

Approved GIST Courses for Fall 2016 (updated March 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.

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 160: Introduction to West African History (3)

AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion and Thought (3)

AAAS 320: Readers Theater Grt African Dramastist (3)

AAAS 320/520: Popular Culture in East Africa (3)

ANTH/AAAS 545: Contemporary Health Issues in Africa (3)

ANTH 664: Women, Health & Healing in Africa (3)

ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)

ENGL 326: Introduction to African Literature (3)

GEOG 351: Africa’s Human Geographies (3)

GEOG 553: Geography of African Development (3)

HIST 300/AAAS 305: Modern African History (3)

 

2. The Middle East

AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)

AAAS 320: History of the Islamic City (3)

REL 350/AAAS 349: Islam (3)

AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)

ANTH 303: Peoples and Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East (3)

GIST 203: Jerusalem Through the Ages (3)

POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)

JWSH 300: Enemies of Ancient Israel (3)

JWSH 311: Narratives of Jewish Life (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 316: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

EALC 318: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (2-3)

EALC 585/POLS 668: Reform in Contemporary China (3)

EACL 656/POLS 656: Government and Politics of East Asia (3)

ECIV 304: Eastern Civilizations (3)

GEOG 396: East Asia (3)

GIST 325: Peoples and Cultures of South Asia (3)

HA 166: Visual Arts of East Asia (3)

HA 354/554: Japanese Prints (3)

HA 363: Modern Korean Art and Culture (3)

HIST 118: History of East Asia (3)

HIST 395: History of Sushi (3)

HIST 510: History of Korean Thought (3)

REL 502: Special Topics: Sacred and Feminine in Korea & Japan (3)

 

4. Latin America and the Caribbean

AAAS 301: Portrait of a Third World Nation-Haiti

HIST 120: Colonial Latin America (3)

HIST 579: History of Brazil (3)

LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3)

LAA 177: First Year Seminar: Latin American Mythologies (3)

LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3)

LAA 302: Topics: Latin American Literature (3)

LAA 302: Topics: Colloquium in Latin American Film (3)

LAA 302/602: Topics: Business in Latin America (3)

LAA 302: Topics: Brazilian Culture (3)

LAA 334/634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)

LAA 602: Topics: Colonial Identities (3)

LAA 602: Topics: Latn Amrcn Rgn: Columbn Exchng (3)

LAA 602: Topics: Latin American City in Literature & Film (3)

 

5. Western Europe

EURS 430: European Civilization in World Context: (3)

FREN 152: France and the French (3)

GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)

GERM 328: Germany in the Arts (3)

HIST 112: Introduction to British History (3)

HIST 115: Europe 1789-Present (3)

 

6. Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia

GEOG 590: Understanding Central Asia (3)

HIST 117: Russia, an Introductory History (3)

POLS 675: Russian Foreign Policy (3)

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 148/149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3)

SLAV 370/570: War & Violence in Russian Lit & Film (3)

SLAV 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3)

SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)

*SLAV 512: Russian Novel & the Digital Humanities (3)

SLAV 516: Film Adaptations of Polish & Czech Literature (3)

 

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

 

1. Comparative Systems

AMS/SOC 332: The United States in Global Context

GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3)

GEOG 351: Africa’s Human Geographies (3)

GEOG 396: East Asia (3)

GEOG 553: Geography of African Development (3)

GIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3)

GIST 550: Politics and Problems of Developing Countries (3)

GIST 550: International Political Economy (3)

POLS/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)

POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3)

POLS 670: US Foreign Policy (3)

POLS 675: Russian Foreign Policy (3)

SOC 529: Globalization (3)

 

2. International Business and the Global Economy

ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (3)

ECON 582: Economic Development (3)

ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3)

ECON 604: International Trade (3)

ECON 605: International Finance (3)

*FIN 420: International Finance (3)

GIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3)

*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3)

*IBUS 415: Business in Latin America (3)

*IBUS 480: International Management (3)

*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3)

GIST 550: International Political Economy (3) 

SOC 529: Globalization (3)

 

3. Culture, Ethnicity, and Belief Systems

AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3)

AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion and Thought (3)

AAAS 349/REL 350: Islam (3)

AAAS 415: Women and Islam (3)

ANTH 293/EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3)

ANTH 301: Anthropology through Films (3)

ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3)

ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3)

ANTH 359: Anthropology of Sex (3)

LAA 334/634: Indigenous Traditions of Latin America (3)

ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion (3)

EALC 105/REL 106: Living Religions of the East (3)

HIST 395: History of Sushi (3)

JWSH 311: Narratives of Jewish Life (3)

JWSH 325: History of Jewish Women (3)

JWSH 338: Languages of the Jews (3)

REL 325: Introduction to Judaism (3)

REL 341: Mysticism (3)

REL 502: Special Topics: Sacred and Feminine in Korea & Japan (3)

 

4. Literature, Popular Culture and the Arts in Global Context

ANTH 301: Anthropology through Films (3)

EALC 316: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

EALC 318: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3)

ENGL 305: World Indigenous Literatures (3)

ENGL 326: Introduction to African Literature (3)

FMS 620: International Women Filmmakers (3)

GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3)

GERM 328: Germany in the Arts (3)

GIST 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)

SLAV 148/149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3)

SLAV 370: War & Violence in Russian Lit & Film (3)

SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)

*SLAV 512: Russian Novel & the Digital Humanities (3)

SLAV 516: Film Adaptations of Polish & Czech Literature (3)

 

5. Gender and Sexuality in Global Context

AAAS 415: Women and Islam

ANTH 359: Anthropology of Sex (3)

FMS 620: International Women Filmmakers (3)

JWSH 335: History of Jewish Women (3)

POLS/WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3)

REL 502: Special Topics: Sacred and Feminine in Korea & Japan (3)

WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3)

WGSS/POLS 600: Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (3)

 

6. Global Environment

EVRN/GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3)

EVRN/HIST 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3)

GEOG 321: Climate and Climate Change (3)

GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (4)

GEOG 370: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3)

GIST 306: Global Environmental Literature (3)

GIST 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3)


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