Approved Courses for the International Requirement

Updated February 16, 2016

Note: All study abroad classes count towards the International requirement, and all third- and fourth-semester foreign language courses (except for Ojibwe) offered through the College of Letters & Science count towards the international requirement.

Africology

  • 232 Survey of African Societies and Cultures
  • 239 International Relations of African States
  • 320 Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 329 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • 352 Extended Families in Black Societies
  • 417 Race, Class, and Gender in Southern Africa
  • 418 Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean

Anthropology

  • 104 Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies
  • 307 World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization
  • 315 Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America
  • 316 Peoples and Cultures of South America
  • 317 Peoples and Cultures of Brazil
  • 318 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
  • 319 Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
  • 320 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • 323 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • 325 Japanese Culture and Society
  • 326 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
  • 327 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • 328 Comparative Studies of Music, Race, and Gender in Nationalism
  • 355 Globalization, Culture, and Environment
  • 362 System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction
  • 440 Medical Anthropology
  • 442 Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
  • 443 Medicine & Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age
  • 447 The Global Politics of Human Rights

Arabic

  • 111 Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East

Art History

  • 101 Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture
  • 102 Renaissance to Modern Art and Architecture
  • 104 African, New World, and Oceanic Art and Architecture
  • 105 Asian Art and Architecture
  • 205 History of Film I: Development of an Art
  • 206 History of Film II: Development of an Art
  • 237 Northern Renaissance Art
  • 251 Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America
  • 261 Modern Art
  • 270 Pre-Columbian Art, Myth, and Legacy
  • 302 The City of Rome: Its Architecture, City Planning, and Urbanism
  • 320 Medieval Art and Architecture
  • 327 Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain
  • 333 High Renaissance Art in Italy
  • 358 Modern Painting I: 1850-1900
  • 359 Modern Architecture I: The European Foundations of Modern Architecture
  • 360 Modern Architecture II: The Rise of Modern Architecture
  • 361 Modern Architecture III: Contemporary Architecture
  • 363 Modern Sculpture
  • 364 Modern Painting II: 1900 to the Present
  • 366 German Painting: 1800-1933
  • 367 Latin American Modernisms
  • 368 History of Modern Design
  • 369 Post-1970s Art
  • 371 African Art
  • 372 Pre-Columbian Art of South America
  • 373 The Art of Mesoamerica
  • 381 Honors Seminar: “Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain” topic
  • 381 Honors Seminar: “Heaven on Earth: Origins of the French Gothic” subtitle
  • 382 Chinese Art and Architecture
  • 383 Japanese Art and Architecture
  • 426 French Gothic Architecture c. 1130 – c. 1300
  • 463 Cubism and Its Inheritance
  • 464 European Art, 1890-1910
  • 465 Dada and Surrealist Art
  • 472 History and Theory of New Media Art
  • 480 Chinese Painting
  • 481 Topics in Chinese Art: “Arts of Intellectuals of Ancient and Contemporary China” subtitle
  • 499 Ad Hoc: “Arts of China” subtitle

Biological Sciences

  • 475 Tropical Biology in Panama

Chinese

  • 150 Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
  • 160 A Taste of China: Learning Chinese Culture and Society Through Cuisine
  • 320 Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film

Classics

  • 170 Classical Mythology
  • 171 Classical Mythology: An Audio-Visual Supplement
  • 201 Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
  • 202 Introduction to Roman Life and Literature
  • 301 The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists
  • 303 The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire
  • 304 The Graeco-Roman World: Pompeii” subtitle
  • 312 Ancient Epic Oral Traditions

Communication

  • 450 Cross Cultural Communication
  • 550 International and Global Communication
  • 621 Current Topics in Applied Communication: “International Mediation and Peace” subtitle
  • 641 Current Topics in Organizational Communication: “International Mediation” subtitle
  • 675 Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding

Comparative Literature

  • 133 Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts
  • 135 Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century: (Subtitle)
  • 192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle), effective FA 2011 (old title “Freshman Seminar: (Subtitle)”)
  • 207 World Literature in Translation: Antiquity Through the 1600s
  • 208 World Literature in Translation: The Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century
  • 230 Literature and Society: (Subtitle)
  • 231 Literature and Religion: (Subtitle)
  • 232 Literature & Politics: (Subtitle)
  • 233 Literature and Film: (Subtitle)
  • 309 Great Works of Modern Literature: (Subtitle)
  • 320 Mediaeval Literature and Culture: (Subtitle)
  • 321 Renaissance Literature and Culture: (Subtitle)
  • 333 Literature and Law
  • 350 Topics in Comparative Literature: (Subtitle)
  • 360 Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (Subtitle)
  • 362 Transnational Asian Cinemas: (Subtitle)
  • 363 Chinese Literature in the Global Context: (Subtitle)
  • 365 Literature and Cultures of the Americas: (Subtitle)
  • 381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitle)
  • 393 Seminar on Technology in Utopian Literature and Science Fiction
  • 410 Classical Backgrounds of Modern Literature: (Subtitle)
  • 433 Comparative Mythology
  • 447 Drama: Corneille to Ibsen
  • 449 Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • 461 Film-Fiction Interaction: (Subtitle)
  • 463 Literary Criticism: Major Authors
  • 464 Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism: “Gender, Sexuality, and Criticism” subtitle
  • 505 Seminar in Forms of Narrative Fiction from 1945 to the Present
  • 533 Seminar in Trends in Modern Literature: (Subtitle)

Economics

  • 193 Freshman Seminar: “Economics of Asia” subtitle
  • 193 First-Year Seminar: “Economic Development of China, Japan, and Korea” (Subtitle)
  • 256 Emerging Markets and Comparative Systems
  • 351 Introduction to International Economic Relations
  • 353 Economic Development
  • 454(464) International Trade
  • 455(576) International Finance
  • 462 Economic Problems of Latin America
  • 468 Economic Problems of Africa

English

  • 210 International English
  • 278 Introduction to World Literatures Written in English
  • 285 Modern Irish Language and Literature
  • 306 Survey of Irish Literature
  • 316 World Cinema: (Subtitle)
  • 381 World Literature Written in English: (all subtitles)
  • 522 Studies in World Literature Written in English: All subtitles
  • 685 Honors Seminar: “African Fiction” subtitle
  • 685 Honors Seminar: “Contemporary Commonwealth Fiction” subtitle
  • 685 Honors Seminar: “Travelers to Sub-Saharan Africa” subtitle
  • 685 Honors Seminar: “Contemporary African Fiction” subtitle

Ethnic Studies

  • 285 Cultures of Contemporary Russia
  • 375 Global Violence, Disease, and Death

Film Studies

  • 205 History of Film I: Development of an Art
  • 206 History of Film II: Development of an Art
  • 316 World Cinema: (Subtitle)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • 240 Vampires: From Slavic Village to Hollywood

French

  • 145 Views of France: (Subtitle)
  • 383 Honors Seminar: “I Eat Therefore I Am – Cuisine and Identity in France” subtitle

Geography

  • 105 Introduction to Human Geography
  • 110 The World: Peoples and Regions
  • 115 Introductory Economic Geography
  • 130 Geography of Islam (See Geog 231)
  • 170 Political Geography
  • 193 Freshman Seminar: “Exploring India – Societies, Cultures, and Environments” subtitle
  • 193 Freshman Seminar: “European Union and the Future of Europe” subtitle
  • 213 Geography of Asia
  • 218 Canada
  • 231 Geography of Islam (old Geog 130)
  • 238 East Europe
  • 239 Geography of Scandinavia
  • 250 East Asia
  • 253 Austria: The Second German State
  • 261 Africa: Topical Analysis
  • 309 Nationalities and Nations of the World
  • 330 Europe, East and West
  • 331 Mediterranean and Middle East
  • 332 China: Peoples, Regions, and Development
  • 364 Central Europe
  • 374 Geography of the Tropics
  • 400 Population, Environment, Development
  • 421 Geography of Latin America, effective FA 2008 (old title “Geography of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean”)
  • 422 Geography of South America
  • 443 Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography
  • 444 Former Soviet Union: Regional Analysis
  • 445 Former Soviet Union: Topical Analysis
  • 462 Cultural Geography of Latin America
  • 463 Geography of Religions
  • 470 Geography of South Asia
  • 540 Globalization and the City
  • 654 Tropical Field Course

German

  • 111 German Life and Civilization I
  • 112 German Life and Civilization: Part II
  • 114 Scandinavian Life and Culture
  • 115 Seminar on Scandinavian Culture: (Subtitle)
  • 140 Germany: A Business Perspective
  • 145 Views of Germany
  • 260 The Making of Modern Germany
  • 311 History of German Film: (Subtitle)

Global Studies

  • 101 Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics
  • 190 Think Tank Learning Community I
  • 192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle), effective FA 2011 (old title “Freshman Seminar: (Subtitle)”)
  • 193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle), effective FA 2011 (old title “Freshman Seminar: (Subtitle)”)
  • 194 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle), effective FA 2011 (old title “Freshman Seminar: (Subtitle)”)
  • 201 Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment
  • 202 Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology
  • 290 Think Tank Learning Community II
  • 299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitle)
  • 311 Contexts for Global Management
  • 321 The Global City in History
  • 351 Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
  • 362 Globalization and Language Extinction 371 Rethinking Global Security
  • 390 Think Tank Learning Community III
  • 421 Cities in the Global Economy
  • 422 Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
  • 443 Medicine & Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age
  • 447 The Global Politics of Human Rights
  • 448 Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy
  • 451 Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications
  • 471 Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts
  • 490 Think Tank Learning Community IV
  • 499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitle)
  • 500 Global Studies Capstone Seminar: (Subtitle)
  • 541 Cross-Cultural Management. Jointly offered with Business
  • 551 Global Communications Capstone: Future Trends
  • 571 Global Security Capstone: Future Trends

Hebrew Studies

  • 192 Freshman Seminar: “Contemporary Israeli Film” subtitle
  • 238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: “Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images” subtitle
  • 238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: “The Arab-Israeli Conflict” subtitle
  • 238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: “The Holocaust in Literature and Film” subtitle
  • 251 History of Jewish Civilization: Medieval and Modern Periods
  • 253 The Zionist Idea: To 1948
  • 261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
  • 275 Introduction to Middle Eastern and Western Religions

History

  • 102 Western Civilization: 1500 to the Present
  • 132 World History Since 1500
  • 176 East Asian Civilization
  • 180 Latin American Society and Culture
  • 206 Europe and the Modern World: 1815 to the Present
  • 210 The Twentieth Century: A Global History
  • 236 Britain Since 1688: Rise and Decline of a Great Power
  • 239 Poland and Its Neighbors , 1795 to 1914
  • 242 Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present
  • 248 The First World War
  • 249 The Second World War in Europe
  • 250 Topics in European History: (Subtitle)
  • 275 Introduction Middle Eastern and Western Religions
  • 282 The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • 283 Arab-Israeli Relations: The Search for Peace
  • 285 The Second World War in the Pacific
  • 286 The Korean War
  • 287 The Vietnam War
  • 290 Topics in Third World History: (Subtitle)
  • 302 History of Christianity: East and West to 1500
  • 328 European Thought and Culture from the French Revolution to Modern Times
  • 329 The Roman Catholic Church, 1500 to the Present
  • 338 Spain and Portugal in the Modern World
  • 341 Imperial Russia: From Despotism to the Bolshevik Revolution
  • 343 The Soviet Union: From Lenin to Gorbachev
  • 345 The Modern Balkans: Nationalism, War, and Democracy
  • 346 Poland and Its Neighbors, 1914-1945
  • 347 The Rise of Modern Poland, 1945 to the Present
  • 348 Poland and Its Neighbors, 1945 to the Present
  • 351 Modern Britain: Descent of an Industrial Nation
  • 353 Ireland Since 1600: Colony to Independent State
  • 355 Modern and Contemporary France
  • 358 The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture
  • 359 Italy: From Risorgimento to World War I
  • 360 Italy: From Fascism to Democracy
  • 361 Nationalism and Internationalism in the Hapsburg Empire, 1815-1918
  • 362 Germany: The Rise to World Power, 1815-1918
  • 363 Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
  • 364 The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and the Fate of the Jewish People in Europe, 1933 to 1945
  • 366 European Society, 1870 to the Present: Mass Society in a Global Context
  • 367 Women in Soviet Society: A Historical Survey
  • 368 European Diplomatic History from Napoleon to World War I
  • 369 European Diplomatic History from World War I to the Cold War
  • 374 Europe: The Age of the Dictators, 1914 to 1945
  • 375 Contemporary European History, 1945 to the Present
  • 377 Modern China
  • 378 Revolution in China
  • 380 Buddhism: A Cultural History
  • 382 Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800
  • 383 North Africa from the Arab Conquest to the Present
  • 385 Political Islam to Zionism: Middle Eastern Intellectual History, 1789-1990
  • 387 Africa: Imperialism and Independence Since 1880
  • 389 Latin America: The National Period
  • 390 Latin America in the Age of Revolution, 1898 to the Present
  • 391 History of International Relations in Latin America
  • 392 The History of Southern Africa
  • 393 History of Mexico
  • 395 History of Japan Since 1868
  • 397 Postwar Japan
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “Pope John II and the 20th Century World” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “Art, Politics, and Society in Modern France” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “Gender, Religion and Sexuality in World History” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman Empire: Conflict and Accommodation” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “Enlightenment Voyages” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “History, Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia” subtitle
  • 400 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History: (Subtitle)

Honors

  • 200 Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “The Idea of the Nation in Modern History” subtitle
  • 200 Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “The Imperial Idea in Modern European History” subtitle
  • 200 Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “The Idea of Progress in Modern European History” subtitle
  • 200 Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “The Birth of the Modern: Nineteenth Century European Social and Political Thought” subtitle
  • 398 Honors Seminar: “History, Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia” subtitle
  • 680 Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “Building the Modern Metropolis: Architecture and Urbanism in Victorian London” subtitle

International Studies

  • 100 Contemporary World Problems (Course deleted SU 2008)
  • 350 Regional Seminar in International Studies: (Subtitle)
  • 550 Senior Seminar in International Studies: (Subtitle)

Italian

  • 010 Sicily Yesterday and Today
  • 112 Italian Language and Business Culture
  • 145 Views of Italy: (Subtitle)
  • 192 Freshman Seminar: “Finding the Italian in You – Italian Folklore in fiction and Film” subtitle 229 Italian Cinema
  • 245 Literary Fictions: (Subtitle)
  • 258 Italian Culture and Society
  • 265 Italian Women’s Studies: (Subtitle)
  • 357 Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: (Subtitle)
  • 529 Semiotics and Cinema
  • 629 Major Film Directors: (Subtitle)

JAMS

  • 620 International Mass Communication Systems
  • 659 Comparative Media Law

Japanese

  • 110 Introduction to Japanese Popular Culture
  • 200 Japanese Culture and its Effect on Language
  • 220 Introduction to Japanese Food

Jewish Studies

  • 261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
  • 358 The Jews of Modern Europe: history and Culture

LACS

  • 101 (old# Spanish 173) Introduction to Latin American

Linguistics

  • 492 Structure of a Language: (Subtitle)

Philosophy

  • 204 Introduction to Asian Religions
  • 272 Philosophical Classics: “The Life and Death of Socrates” subtitle
  • 272 Philosophical Classics: “Descartes’ Meditations” subtitle
  • 272 Philosophical Classics: “Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion” subtitle
  • 275 Introduction to Middle Eastern and Western Religions
  • 350 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Religion
  • 355 Political Philosophy
  • 430 History of Ancient Philosophy
  • 432 History of Modern Philosophy
  • 435 Existentialism
  • (438) see Philosophy 538
  • 471 Religious Thought in Modern India
  • 538 Problems in Marxism

Polish

  • 260 Survey of Polish Literature in Translation: 1863 to the Present
  • 236 Polish Culture in Its Historical Setting

Political Science

  • 103 Introduction to Political Science
  • 106 Politics of the World’s Nations
  • 175 Introduction to International Relations
  • 185 Great Decisions Series in International Relations
  • 300 Western European Politics
  • 301 British Politics
  • 302 Politics of Eastern Europe
  • 310 Politics of the Soviet Union and its Successor States
  • 311 Russian Foreign Policy
  • 312 Comparative Totalitarian Political Systems
  • 313 Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • 314 Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • 316 International Law
  • 320 Politics of Developing Countries
  • 321 Politics of Revolution in Developing Nations
  • 325 Latin American Politics
  • 327 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • 328 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • 329 African Politics
  • 330 The Politics of International Economic Relations
  • 331 Comparative Public Administration
  • 332 Comparative Political Parties
  • 333 Seminar in Comparative Politics: (Subtitle)
  • 334 German Politics and the New Europe
  • 335 Comparative Political Systems
  • 336 Ethnic Factors in World Politics
  • 337 International Organization and the United Nations
  • 338 Seminar in International Relations
  • 339 Political Integration in Western Europe
  • 341 Politics and Markets in Pacific Rim Countries: (Subtitle)
  • 343 Asian International Relations
  • 361 International Relations Theory
  • 365 Theories and Methods in International Politics
  • 370 International Conflict
  • 371 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • 373 Societal Change in Contemporary Latin America: (Subtitle)
  • 436 Urban Politics in Developing Areas

Portuguese

  • 192 Freshman Seminar: “Luso-Brazilian Science Fiction” subtitle
  • 225 Understanding Brazil: (Subtitle)
  • 360 Brazilian Culture: (Subtitle)

Religious Studies

  • 361 Russian and Slavic Folklore

Russian

  • 225 Contemporary Slavic Civilization
  • 235 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
  • 236 Survey of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
  • 245 Russian Life and Culture
  • 350 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in Translation
  • 360 Bulgakov, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn in Translation
  • 361 Russian and Slavic Folklore
  • 365 Contemporary Russian Writers
  • 391 Russian Literature and Culture in Translatioin: (Subtitle)

Sociology

  • 103 World Society
  • 235 Social Change in the Global Economy
  • 290 International Migration: (Subtitle)
  • 472 Population and Society

Spanish

  • (173) See LACS 101
  • 377 Introduction to Galician Culture

Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • 410 Comparative Systems for Translation

Urban Studies

  • 450 Urban Growth and Development: A Global View

Women’s & Gender Studies

  • 401 Global Feminisms