Fall 2018

GIST Fall 2018 Approved Courses – Organized by Department
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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)
Regional and Substantive Specialization Codes:
Afr = Africa
MENA = Middle East (and North Africa) LA = Latin America and the Caribbean EA = East Asia (Asia)
REE = Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia WE = Western Europe
 
CSPS = Comparative Social & Political Systems CEB = Culture, Ethnicity & Belief
GEcon = International Business & Global Economy PCA = Popular Culture & the Arts in Global Context 
GE = Global Environment
GG = Global Gender
 
AAAS – African and African-American Studies
 
AAAS 102: Arabic and Islamic Studies (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (MENA) AAAS 105: Introduction to African 
History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr) AAAS 160: Introduction to West African History (3) GE3H AE42 (Afr) AAAS 
300: African Traditional Religion & Thought (3) (Afr, CEB) AAAS 301: Haiti: Culture & Identity (3) 
(LA, CEB)
AAAS 307: Modern Africa, honors (3) AE42 (Afr)
AAAS 320: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG) AAAS 349: Islam (3) GE3S AE42 
(MENA, CEB)
AAAS 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3) (MENA, CEB, GG) AAAS 415: Women and 
Islam (3) (MENA, CEB, GG)
AAAS 470: Language and Society in Africa (3) GE3S AE42 (Afr, CEB) AAAS 536 Islamic Art & 
Architecture in Africa (3) (Afr, MENA, PCA)
AAAS 543: Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities (3) GE3S AE42
(MENA, CEB)
AAAS 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)
AAAS 677: African Design (Afr, PCA)
AMS – American Studies
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context AE42 (CSPS)
ANTH – Anthropology
ANTH 308: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) GE3S AE42 (CEB)
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 201/201: Culture and Health (3) AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 293: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB) ANTH 301: Anthropology 
through Films (3) AE42 (CEB, PCA)
ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3) AE41 AE61 (CEB) ANTH 343: Food, 
Nutrition, & Culture (3) (CEB, CSPS, GE)
ANTH 372: Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies (3) (Afr, CEB, GG)
ANTH 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, & Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3S AE42 (CEB, GG)
ANTH 652: Population Dynamics (3) (CSPS, GE)
COMS – Communications
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3) (CEB) COMS 503: Post-Soviet Communication 
(3) (REE, CEB)
COMS 557: East Asian Communication (3) (EA, CEB)
EALC – East Asian Languages and Cultures
EALC 105: Living Religions of the East (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB) EALC 142: Ethics in 
Chinese Philosophy (3) AE51 (EA, CEB)
EALC 318/518: Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (3) (EA, PCA)
EALC 331: Modern Korean Art and Culture (3) (EA, PCA)
EALC 575: Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature (3) (EA, CEB, GG) EALC 584: Modern 
China (3) AE42 (EA)
EALC 590: Religion in Korea (3) (EA, CEB)
ECIV – Eastern Civilizations
ECIV 304: Eastern Civilizations (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
ECON – Economics
ECON 582: Economic Development (3) (GEcon)
ECON 587: Economic Development of Africa (3) (Afr, GEcon) ECON 604: International Trade (3) (GEcon)
ECON 605: International Finance (3) (GEcon)
ENGL - English
ENGL 306: Global Environmental Literature (3) AE42 (GE, PCA)
EURS – European Studies
EURS 430: European Civilization in World Context (3) GE3H AE42 (WE, CEB, CSPS) EURS 511: Topics in 
European Studies: German Lit. & Modern Era (3) (WE, PCA) EURS 565: The Literature of Human Rights 
(CSPS, CEB)
EURS 604: The European Union (3) (WE, CSPS, GEcon)
EVRN – Environmental Studies
EVRN 140: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3N (GE) EVRN 148: 
Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE)
EVRN 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (GE, CSPS)
 
 
EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE)
EVRN 620: Environmental Politics and Policy (3) (GE, CSPS) EVRN 673: Environmental Justice (3) (GE)
FIN - Finance
*FIN 420: International Finance (3) (GEcon)
FREN – French
FREN 153: Around the Francophone World (3) GE11 (Afr, CEB, CSPS) FREN 326: Introduction to French 
Literature (3) GE3H AE42 (WE, PCA)
FREN 431: French-Speaking World outside France (3) GE3H AE42 (Afr, CEB) FREN 432: Francophone 
African Literature (3) GE3H AE42 (Afr, PCA)
GEOG – Geography
GEOG 140/144: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3N
(GE)
GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE) GEOG 321: Climate and 
Climate Change (3) (GE)
GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (4) (CSPS, GE) GEOG 370: Introduction to 
Cultural Geography (3) GE3S (CSPS, CEB) GEOG 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (CSPS, CEB, GE)
GEOG 577: Human Dimensions of Global Change (3) (CSPS, GE) GEOG 590: Understanding Central America 
(3) (LA)
GERM – German
GERM 315: German Literature & Modern Era (3) (WE, PCA)
GIST – Global and International Studies
GIST 210/211: Culture and Health/Hnrs AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
GIST 220: Introduction to Global & International Studies (3) GE11 GIST 306: Global Environmental 
Literature (3) AE42 (GE, PCA) GIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3) (CSPS)
GIST 314: Globalization: History and Theory (3) GE3S (CSPS, GEcon) GIST 325: Peoples & Cultures of 
South Asia (3) (EA, CSPS, CEB) GIST 371: Environmental Geopolitics (3) (CSPS, CEB, GE)
GIST 529: Globalization (3) (CSPS, GEcon)
GIST 550: Issues in Global Studies: Fat, Food & Body in Global Perspective (3) (GG) GIST 577: Human 
Dimensions of Global Change (3) (CSPS, GE)
GIST 560: The Literature of Human Rights (3) (CSPS, CEB) GIST 685: International Law: Laws of Armed 
Conflict (3)
A - Art History
HA 166: The Visual Arts of East Asia (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, PCA) HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture 
(3) AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 367: Art & Culture of Japan (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 536: Islamic Art & Architecture in Africa (3) (Afr, MENA, PCA) HA 587: Japanese Sculpture (3) 
(EA, PCA)
HA 677: African Design (Afr, PCA)
HIST – History
HIST 104: Introduction to African History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr) HIST 115: Europe 1789-Present (3) 
GE11 GE3H (WE)
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
 
 
HIST 140/144: Global Environment I: The Discovery of Environmental Change (3) GE3H
(GE)
HIST 307: Modern Africa, Honors (3) AE42 (Afr)
HIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3) (CSPS)
HIST 314: Globalization: History & Theory (3) GE3S (CSPS, GEcon) HIST 324: History of Women and the 
Body (3) (GG)
HIST 336: Ethics, Ideas, and Nature (3) AE51 (CEB) HIST 337: History, Ethics, Modernity (3) AE51 
(CEB) HIST 399: The Samurai (3) GE11 AE42 (EA)
HIST 579: History of Brazil (3) (LA) HIST 584: Modern China (3) AE42 (EA)
HIST 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)
HUM – Humanities
HUM 140: Introduction to World Literature (3) GE21 (PCA)
HUM 206: Contemporary Western Civilization (3) GE11 GE3H (CEB) HUM 366: Fat, Food & Body in Global 
Perspective (CEB, CSPS)
HUM 430: European Civilization in World Context: (3) GE3H AE42 (WE, CEB) HUM 477: Gender and 
Religion (3) (CEB, GG)
IBUS – International Business
*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3) AE42 (GEcon)
*IBUS 415: Business in Latin America (3) (LA, GEcon)
*IBUS 480: International Management (3) (GEcon)
JWSH – Jewish Studies
JWSH 107: Jews, Christians & Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
JWSH 300: Topics in Jewish Studies: Contemporary Israeli Politics (3) (MENA) JWSH 329: Politics & 
Conflict in Israel & Palestine (3) (MENA)
JWSH 382: Jerusalem through the Ages (3) (MENA)
LAA – Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3) GE52 (LA) LAA 302: Business in 
Latin America (3) (LA, GEcon)
LAA 302: History of Brazil (3) (LA)
LAA 302: Portrait of a 3rd World Nation: Haiti (3) (LA)
MGMT – Management
*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3) (GEcon)
PCS – Peace & Conflict Studies
PCS 120: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3) GE11 GE3H (CSPS) PCS 565: The Literature of 
Human Rights (3) (CSPS, CEB)
POLS – Political Science
POLS 563: Comparative Political Economy (3) (CSPS, GEcon) POLS 624: Environmental Politics and 
Policy (3) (CSPS, GE) POLS 643: The European Union (3) (WE, CSPS, CEB)
POLS 644: Justice and Public Policy in Democratic Societies (3) (CSPS)
POLS 669: Topics in Comparative Politics: Women in Latin American Politics (3) (LA, CSPS, GG)
POLS 670: US Foreign Policy (3) (CSPS)
 
POLS 685: International Law: Laws of Armed Conflict (3) (CSPS)
REES – Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
REES 110/111: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe (3) AE42 (REE)
REES 492: Research Methods in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (3) AE61
(REE)
REES 510: Understanding Central Asia (3) AE42 (REE)
REL – Religion
REL 106: Asian Religions (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
REL 107: Jews, Christians, & Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
REL 130: Myth, Legend & Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB) REL 341: Mysticism (3) (CEB)
REL 350: Islam (3) GE3H AE42 (MENA, CEB)
REL 477: Gender and Religion (3) (CEB, GG)
REL 510: Religion in Korea (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
SLAV – Slavic
SLAV 148/149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3) GE3H AE42 (REE, PCA) SLAV 503: Post-Soviet 
Communication (3) (REE, CEB)
SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) (3) (REE, PCA) SLAV 510: The 
Russian Literary Genius (3) (REE, PCA)
SLAV 600: Biography of a City: Kyiv/Kiev/Kijow (3) (REE, CEB) SLAV 667: Post-Soviet Literature (3) 
(REE, PCA)
SOC – Sociology
SOC 332: The United States in Global Context AE42 (CSPS) SOC 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE)
SOC 524: Sociology of the Economy (3) (GEcon) SOC 529: Globalization (3) (CSPS, GEcon, CEB)
SOC 534: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
WGSS – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 324: History of Women and the Body (3) (GG)
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3) GE11 AE41 (GG) WGSS 366: Fat, Food & Body in 
Global Perspective (3) (GG)
WGSS 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3N AE42 (GG)
WGSS 396: Studies in: Women & Politics in Latin America (3) (LA, GG) WGSS 477: Gender and Religion 
(3) (CEB, GG)
WGSS 562: Women and Politics (3) AE41 (CSPS, GG)
WGSS 576: Love, Sex & Gender in Japanese Literature (3) (EA, GG, PCA)
WGSS 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)

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