Approved Courses for the International Requirement

Courses Approved for the L&S International Requirement

Note: All Study Abroad classes count towards the International requirement, and all third- and fourth-semester foreign language courses offered through the College of Letters & Science count towards the international requirement. Where a course topic appears (in parentheses), only that particular topic can be applied to the International requirement.

Coding Key


   Also applies towards Humanities (HU) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Natural Sciences (NS) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Natural Sciences Lab (NS+) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Oral and Written Communication Part B (OWCB) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards the Quantitative Literacy Part B (QLB) General Education Requirement.


   Also applies towards Social Sciences (SS) General Education Requirement.

African and African Diaspora Studies

AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures  SS 3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 352Extended Families in Black Societies3
AFRIC 417Race, Class and Gender in Southern Africa3
AFRIC 418Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean3

American Indian Studies

AIS 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3

Ancient and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

AMLLC 240Vampires: From Slavic Village to Hollywood  HU 3


ANTHRO 104Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies  SS 3
ANTHRO 307World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization3
ANTHRO 320Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTHRO 325Japanese Culture and Society3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
ANTHRO 328Comparative Studies of Music, Race, and Gender in Nationalism3
ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment  SS 3
ANTHRO 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO 432Law and Society3
ANTHRO 433Contemporary Issues in Global Justice3
ANTHRO 439Culture and Global Health3
ANTHRO 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTHRO 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
ANTHRO 447The Global Politics of Human Rights3


ARABIC 111Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East  HU 3
ARABIC 390Islam: Religion and Culture  OWCB 3

Art History

ARTHIST 101Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture  HU 3
ARTHIST 102Renaissance to Modern Art and Architecture  HU 3
ARTHIST 103History of Architecture  HU 3
ARTHIST 104African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture  HU 3
ARTHIST 105Asian Art and Architecture  HU 3
ARTHIST 205History of Film I: Development of an Art  HU 3
ARTHIST 206History of Film II: Development of an Art  HU 3
ARTHIST 237Northern Renaissance Art3
ARTHIST 251Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America3
ARTHIST 261Modern Art  HU 3
ARTHIST 270Pre-Columbian Art, Myth, and Legacy3
ARTHIST 327Caliphs, Emirs, & Kings: Art & Architecture of Medieval Spain3
ARTHIST 328Frankish Art of the Crusader Period in the Levant3
ARTHIST 329Late Medieval Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 333High Renaissance Art in Italy3
ARTHIST 358Realism to Post-Impressionism: European Art, 1850-19003
ARTHIST 364Modernism and the Avant-Garde, 1900-19603
ARTHIST 366German Painting, 1800-19333
ARTHIST 367Latin American Modernisms3
ARTHIST 368History of Modern Design3
ARTHIST 369Introduction to Contemporary Art3
ARTHIST 371African Art3
ARTHIST 372Art of the Inca and their Ancestors3
ARTHIST 373Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America3
ARTHIST 381Honors Seminar: (Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain)  HU 3
ARTHIST 381Honors Seminar: (Heaven on Earth: Origins of the French Gothic)  HU 3
ARTHIST 381Honors Seminar: (Images of Japans' Floating World)  HU 3
ARTHIST 382Chinese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 425The Age of Pilgrimage and Crusade: Romanesque Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 426The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 463Cubism and its Inheritance3
ARTHIST 465Dada and Surrealist Art3
ARTHIST 472History and Theory of New Media Art3
ARTHIST 480Chinese Painting3
ARTHIST 481Topics in Chinese Art: (Arts of Intellectuals of Ancient and Contemporary China)1-3

Celtic Studies

CELTIC 285Modern Irish Language and Literature in Translation3


CHINESE 150Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture  HU 3
CHINESE 160A Taste of China: Learning Chinese Culture and Society through Cuisine  HU 3
CHINESE 200Chinese Calligraphy  HU 3
CHINESE 220Introduction to Chinese Poetry3
CHINESE 320Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film3
CHINESE 343Chinese Martial Arts Fiction3
CHINESE 353Popular Culture, Entertainment, and China's Modernization  OWCB 3


CLASSIC 170Classical Mythology  HU 3
CLASSIC 171Classical Mythology: An Audio-Visual Supplement  HU 1
CLASSIC 201Introduction to Greek Life and Literature  HU 3
CLASSIC 202Introduction to Roman Life and Literature  HU 3
CLASSIC 301The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists  HU 3
CLASSIC 303The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire  HU 3
CLASSIC 304The Graeco-Roman World: (Pompeii)  HU 3
CLASSIC 312Ancient Epic Oral Traditions  HU 3


COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication3
COMMUN 631Current Topics in Interpersonal Communication/Conflict Management: (International Mediation and Peace)3
COMMUN 641Current Topics in Organizational/Professional Communication: (International Mediation)3
COMMUN 675Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding3

Comparative Literature

COMPLIT 133Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts  HU 3
COMPLIT 135Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century:  HU 3
COMPLIT 192First-Year Seminar:  HU 3
COMPLIT 207Global Literature from Antiquity to the 1600s:  HU 3
COMPLIT 208Global Literature from the 17th Century to the Present:  HU 3
COMPLIT 230Literature and Society:  HU 3
COMPLIT 231Literature and Religion:  HU 3
COMPLIT 232Literature and Politics:  HU 3
COMPLIT 233Literature and Film:  HU 3
COMPLIT 309Great Works of Modern Literature:  HU 3
COMPLIT 316World Cinema:3
COMPLIT 340Studies in Literary Genres and Modes:3
COMPLIT 350Topics in Comparative Literature:3
COMPLIT 360Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience:3
COMPLIT 362Transnational Asian Cinemas:3
COMPLIT 365Literatures and Cultures of the Americas:3
COMPLIT 381Honors Seminar:  HU 3
COMPLIT 457Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation:3
COMPLIT 461Film-Fiction Interaction:3
COMPLIT 463Literary Criticism: Major Authors3
COMPLIT 464Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism:  OWCB 3


ECON 193First-Year Seminar: (Economic Development of China, Japan, and Korea)  SS 3
ECON 193First-Year Seminar: (Economics of Asia)  SS 3
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ECON 454International Trade3
ECON 455International Finance3


ENGLISH 210Global Englishes  HU 3
ENGLISH 278Introduction to World Literatures Written in English:  HU 3
ENGLISH 285Modern Irish Language and Literature in Translation3
ENGLISH 306Survey of Irish Literature3
ENGLISH 316World Cinema:3
ENGLISH 381World Literatures Written in English:3
ENGLISH 446Global Business Communications3
ENGLISH 522Studies in World Literature Written in English:3
ENGLISH 685Honors Seminar: (African Fiction)  HU 3
ENGLISH 685Honors Seminar: (Contemporary African Fiction)  HU 3
ENGLISH 685Honors Seminar: (Contemporary Commonwealth Fiction)  HU 3
ENGLISH 685Honors Seminar: (Travelers to Sub-Saharan Africa)  HU 3

Ethnic Studies

ETHNIC 285Cultures of Contemporary Russia3
ETHNIC 375Global Violence, Disease, and Death3

Film Studies

FILMSTD 205History of Film I: Development of an Art  HU 3
FILMSTD 206History of Film II: Development of an Art  HU 3
FILMSTD 316World Cinema:3


FRENCH 145Views of France:  HU 3
FRENCH 383Honors Seminar: (I Eat Therefore I Am — Cuisine and Identity in France)  HU 3
FRENCH 383Honors Seminar: (French Intellectuals: Defending Truth and Justice)  HU 3
FRENCH 457Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation:3


GEOG 105Introduction to Human Geography  SS 3
GEOG 110The World: Peoples and Regions  SS 3
GEOG 115Globalization and Economic Development  SS 3
GEOG 193First-Year Seminar: (Exploring India — Societies, Cultures, and Environments)  SS 3
GEOG 213Geography of Asia  SS 3
GEOG 231Muslim Geographies: Identities and Politics  SS 3
GEOG 309Nationalities and Nations of the World3
GEOG 330Europe: East and West3
GEOG 443Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography3
GEOG 470Geography of South Asia3
GEOG 540Globalization and the City3


GERMAN 111German Life and Civilization: Part I  HU 3
GERMAN 112German Life and Civilization: Part II:  HU 3
GERMAN 115Seminar on Scandinavian Culture:  HU 3
GERMAN 145Views of Germany:  HU 3

Global Studies

GLOBAL 101Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics3
GLOBAL 192First-Year Seminar:  HU 3
GLOBAL 193First-Year Seminar:  SS 3
GLOBAL 194First-Year Seminar:  NS 3
GLOBAL 201Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment  SS 3
GLOBAL 202Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology  SS 3
GLOBAL 299Ad Hoc:1-6
GLOBAL 311Contexts for Global Management3
GLOBAL 321The Global City in History3
GLOBAL 351Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
GLOBAL 371Rethinking Global Security3
GLOBAL 383Environmental Political Theory3
GLOBAL 391Black Lives Matter: A Global Comparative Study3
GLOBAL 421Cities in the Global Economy3
GLOBAL 439Culture and Global Health3
GLOBAL 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
GLOBAL 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
GLOBAL 447The Global Politics of Human Rghts3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
GLOBAL 451Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 471Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts3
GLOBAL 499Ad Hoc:1-6
GLOBAL 541Cross-Cultural Management3
GLOBAL 550Global Studies Integrated Capstone:  OWCB 3


HIST 101Western Civilization: Ancient World to 1500  HU 3
HIST 102Western Civilization: 1500 to the Present  HU 3
HIST 131World History to 1500  HU 3
HIST 132World History Since 1500  HU 3
HIST 176East Asian Civilization Since 1600  HU 3
HIST 180Latin American Society and Culture  SS 3
HIST 203The History of Medieval Europe: The Early Middle Ages  HU 3
HIST 204The History of Medieval Europe: The High Middle Ages  HU 3
HIST 206Europe and the Modern World: 1815 to the Present  SS 3
HIST 210The Twentieth Century: A Global History  SS 3
HIST 236Britain Since 1688: Rise and Decline of a Great Power  HU 3
HIST 239Poland and its Neighbors, 1795-19143
HIST 242Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present  HU 3
HIST 248The First World War  HU 3
HIST 249The Second World War in Europe  HU 3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 284Buddhism Across Asia  HU 3
HIST 286The Korean War3
HIST 287The Vietnam War  SS 3
HIST 290Topics in Global History:3
HIST 329The Roman Catholic Church, 1500 to the Present3
HIST 341Imperial Russia3
HIST 343Russia Since 19173
HIST 346Poland and Its Neighbors, 1914-19453
HIST 348Poland and Its Neighbors, 1945 to the Present3
HIST 355Modern and Contemporary France3
HIST 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
HIST 363Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship3
HIST 364The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-453
HIST 372Topics in Global History: (West Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade)3
HIST 375Contemporary European History, 1945 to the Present3
HIST 376History of Ancient China, Earliest Times to 220 A.D.3
HIST 377Modern China3
HIST 378Revolution in China3
HIST 379Introduction to Jewish History  HU 3
HIST 380Buddhism: A Cultural History3
HIST 386Africans in World History: Communities, Cultures, and Ideas3
HIST 387Colonization in Africa: A History of Resistance and Adaptation3
HIST 392The History of Southern Africa3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 395History of Japan Since 16003
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (Arts, Politics, and Society in Modern France)  HU 3
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (Enlightenment Voyages)  HU 3
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (Gender, Religion and Sexuality in World History)  HU 3
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (History, Memory, and Reconciliation in East Asia)  HU 3
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman Empire: Conflict and Accommodation)  HU 3
HIST 398Honors Seminar: (Pope John II and the 20th Century World)  HU 3
HIST 400Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History:3


HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (Europe in the 19th Century) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (Samurai and Geisha; Understanding Japan) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (The Birth of the Modern: 19th Century European Social and Political Thought) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (The Idea of Nation in Modern History) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (The Idea of Progress in Modern European History) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (The Imperial Idea in Modern European History) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (Tokyo: A Cultural Biography) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind: (Turmoil, Tragedy, and Triumph: Europeans in the Twentieth Century) HU, OWCB3
HONORS 350Honors Seminar in the Humanities: (Sacred Asia)  HU 3
HONORS 351University Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences: (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and Terror: Revolutionary France, 1789-1799)  SS 3
HONORS 351University Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences: (The Oldest Hatred: Jewish People as Perpetual Other)  SS 3

International Studies

INTLST 550Senior Seminar in International Studies:3


ITALIAN 112Italian Language and Culture for Professional Communication4
ITALIAN 145Views of Italy:  HU 3
ITALIAN 192First-Year Seminar: (Finding the Italian in You — Italian Folklore in Fiction and Film)3
ITALIAN 229Italian Cinema3
ITALIAN 245Italy and Its Global Fictions:  HU 3
ITALIAN 258Contemporary Italian Society and Culture  HU 3
ITALIAN 265Italian Women's Studies:3
ITALIAN 333Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation3
ITALIAN 357Topics in Italian Culture in Translation:3
ITALIAN 629Major Film Directors:3

Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies

JAMS 620Seminar in Global Media3


JAPAN 100Introduction to Japanese Literature  HU 3
JAPAN 110Japanese Popular Culture3
JAPAN 200Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language  HU 3
JAPAN 220Introduction to Japanese Food Studies3
JAPAN 221Japanese Film: Themes and Methods3
JAPAN 356Seminar in Japanese Literature: Readings1

Jewish Studies

JEWISH 261Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images  HU 3
JEWISH 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
JEWISH 379Introduction to Jewish History  HU 3


KOREAN 221Korean Culture and Society3
KOREAN 325Korean Contemporary Culture and the Korean Wave  OWCB 3

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 101Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies  HU 3


PHILOS 204Introduction to Asian Religions  HU 3
PHILOS 272Philosophical Classics: (Descartes' Meditations)1
PHILOS 272Philosophical Classics: (Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion)1
PHILOS 272Philosophical Classics: (The Life and Death of Socrates)1
PHILOS 304Buddhist Philosophy3
PHILOS 350Introduction to the Comparative Study of Religion3
PHILOS 355Political Philosophy3
PHILOS 430Great Thinkers of the Ancient Period3
PHILOS 432Great Thinkers of the Modern Period3
PHILOS 435Existentialism3


POLISH 236Polish Culture in its Historical Setting  HU 3
POLISH 260Survey of Polish Literature-in-Translation: 1863 to the Present  HU 3

Political Science 

Political Science
POL SCI 103Introduction to Political Science  SS 3
POL SCI 106Politics of the World's Nations  SS 3
POL SCI 175Introduction to International Relations  SS 3
POL SCI 300Western European Politics3
POL SCI 301British Politics3
POL SCI 302Politics of Eastern Europe3
POL SCI 310Russian and Post-Soviet Politics3
POL SCI 312The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes3
POL SCI 314Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy3
POL SCI 316International Law3
POL SCI 320Politics of Developing Countries3
POL SCI 321Politics of Revolution in Developing Nations3
POL SCI 325Latin American Politics3
POL SCI 328The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
POL SCI 329African Politics3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
POL SCI 333Seminar in Comparative Politics:3
POL SCI 334German Politics and the New Europe3
POL SCI 335Comparative Political Systems3
POL SCI 337International Organization and the United Nations3
POL SCI 338Seminar in International Relations:3
POL SCI 339European Integration3
POL SCI 341Politics and Markets in Pacific-Rim Countries:3
POL SCI 343Asian International Relations3
POL SCI 345Korean Politics and Foreign Policy3
POL SCI 361History of International Political Thought3
POL SCI 365Theories and Methods in International Politics3
POL SCI 370International Conflict3
POL SCI 371Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict  SS 3
POL SCI 374Health, Wealth, and Democracy3
POL SCI 383Environmental Political Theory3


PORTUGS 225Understanding Brazil:  HU 3
PORTUGS 360Luso-Brazilian Culture:  HU 3


RUSSIAN 235Survey of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation  HU 3
RUSSIAN 236Survey of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation  HU 3
RUSSIAN 245Russian Life and Culture HU, OWCB3
RUSSIAN 350Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy in Translation: Major Works  HU 3
RUSSIAN 360Bulgakov, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn in Translation  HU 3
RUSSIAN 361Russian and Slavic Folklore HU, OWCB3
RUSSIAN 363Women's Influence on Russian Culture Throughout History  OWCB 3
RUSSIAN 391Russian Literature and Culture in Translation:3


SOCIOL 103World Society  SS 3
SOCIOL 235Social Change in the Global Economy  SS 3

Translation and Interpreting Studies


Urban Studies

URB STD 450Urban Growth and Development: A Global View3

Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 401Global Feminisms3
WGS 500Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: (Muslim Women, Gender Politics & Activism)3