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Global Perspectives

Course Number Course Title Course Description
ANTH/SOCY 121 Understanding Cultures Three hours lecture. Introduction to the ways anthropologists view human behavior and the methods they use. Cultures past and present and around the world are explored to study diverse adaptations humans have made.
ENGL 201 Readings in World Literature Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CORE/ENGL 101, CORE/ENGL102. Study of selected works in World literature with emphasis on the development of critical reading skills within a historical, cultural, and ideological national context.
ENGL 202 British and Commonwealth Literature
Study of selected works of British and Commonwealth Literature with emphasis on the development of critical reading skills within an international context. Core Curriculum credit—Global Perspectives.
CVPA 266 Travel Study in Visual and Performing Arts Three hours lecture. Academic study involving international travel. Locations and study focus vary with each section but may include Greece (for art), Italy (for music), England (for theater) and so on.
FORL 103 Trademarks of Chinese Culture Explores major trademarks of Chinese culture and will be taught in English. Topics include cultural traditions, superstition, philosophy, history, geography, family and gender, arts, music, movies, religions, medicine, food, education, business and interpersonal communication styles, and the role of government in historical and contemporary contexts.
GEOG 101 Europe & the Americas Three hours lecture. Recommended for students preparing to teach. Comprehensive review of physical and cultural features of Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Americas and Australia.
GEOG 102 Africa & Asia Three hours lecture. Recommended for students preparing to teach. Comprehensive review of physical features and cultural history of Africa, Southwest, Southeast, South and East Asia.
GEOG 102 Introduction to Environmental Studies Three hours lecture. Review of contemporary local, national and international environmental problems and of the various analytic and policy approaches for resolving such problems.
GEOG 280 Regional Geography Three hours lecture. In-depth examination of a selected non-U.S. world region. Includes physical, socio-economic, historical and contemporary spatial patterns. Region covered will vary from semester to semester. May be taken for credit more than once when regions differ.
HIST 101 World History to 1500 Three hours lecture. A general survey of world history; a study of the world’s major cultural areas, their unique achievements and their interaction with and relation to other societies. Covers the period after mid-17th century.
HIST 102 World History since 1500 Three hours lecture. A general survey of world history; a study of the world’s major cultural areas, their unique achievements and their interaction with and relation to other societies. Covers the period after mid-17th century.
INST 101 Introduction to International Studies Three hours lecture. An introductory survey of international issues, emphasizing the cross-disciplinary nature of International Studies.
ITEC 112 A Global Perspective of Information Technology Three hours lecture. A study of information and communication technologies (ICT) with respect to how ICT supports, shapes, and enables economic and social changes. Covers the challenges of managing ICT and studies the impact of ICT on business and society in an increasingly globalized world.
PEAC 200 Introduction to Peace Studies Three hours lecture. Overview of the main issues and various disciplinary approaches to the study of conflict, conflict management, and world security; introduction to alternative paradigms for conflict management and resolution; introduction to a variety of world order systems
RELN 112 Survey of World Religions Three hours lecture. This introductory course presents the classical expressions of the world's most widespread and historically significant religions. Students will learn about the origins, foundational figures, scriptures, beliefs , and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
RELN 205 Religion and Culture Three hours lecture. This introduction to the social-scientific study of religion examines religion in its cultural context. Topics such as church and state, religion and race, secularization, and religion and economics are covered through historical cases from around the world. Major sociological theories of religion are considered.
THEA 180 Introduction of World Cinema Three hours lecture. A study of the cinematic arts from its inception to current times. The focus will be on the aesthetic, technological, economic, and geopolitical historical progression of the cinematic arts.
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies Three hours lecture. An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Studies through global and multicultural perspectives. It provides an overview of women's experiences and their activism to achieve equality over time and across the world, with attention to differences of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation.