Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements (MAC)
College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CIC)

Major Requirements

Select one of the concentrations following the major requirements.

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for degree.

Concentrations

The Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies major offers multiple concentrations whose requirements are listed below.

Each concentration is administered by an interdepartmental program as follows:

Program administrators are also identified within the requirements for each concentration.

Archaeology Concentration Requirements

Administered by the Archaeology Program.

  • Minimum 33 credit hours distributed as follows. Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.
Core Requirements15
Introduction to Archaeology
Methods in Archaeology
Introduction to Greek Archaeology
Introduction to Roman Archaeology
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Area Requirements12
Old World Archaeology3
Select one of the following:
Paleolithic Archaeology
The Art and Archaeology of Egypt
Archaeology of the Aegean
Ancient Cities
Topics in the Near and Middle East
New World Archaeology3
Select one of the following:
Latin American Art and Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of South America
Colliding Worlds: Forming America
Archaeology of the Southeastern United States
Analytical Methods and Techniques6
Select 6 credits of the following:
Zooarchaeology
Analysis of Archaeological Data
Human Osteology
Research Methods in Historical Archaeology
Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
Physical Geography Laboratory
Principles of Cartography
Remote Sensing of Environment
Geographic Information Science
Include no more than 3 credits from the following:
Field Methods in Archaeology
Archaeological Practicum
Internship in Classical Studies
Related Area Electives6
Select 6 credits from any of the above courses or choose from the following:
Study Abroad Experience in Archaeology
Archaeology of Power/Politics
Honors in Archaeology
Special Archaeological Research
Internship in Archaeology
Ceramics I
Photography I
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Lost Tribes and Sunken Lands
Gender Archaeology
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Applying Archaeology in the Real World
Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Britain and Gaul
Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Asia Minor and Syria
The Archaeology of Roman Daily Life
The Archaeology of Roman Daily Life
Geographic Information Systems
The Ancient World

Asian Studies Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

  • 30 credits at the 200 level and above.
  • To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained.
  • No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.
Foreign Language Requirements
Select a modern foreign language at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **3
Select 3 credits of the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses18
Select 18 credits from Additional Courses

Additional Courses

Must include a minimum of 9 credits at the upper level (300 level or above).

No more than 9 credits may come from any single category.

Once 9 credits are selected from any single category, no more than 6 credits may be taken in each of the remaining categories.

  • Must include 12–18 credits from courses identified in the Additional Courses Options for the LACS concentration. Must use the Additional Course Options for this concentration.
  • Must include 6–9 credits at the upper level (300 level or above).
  • May include 0–6 credits 200-level and above courses from courses identified in the Additional Courses Options for any concentration
  • May use the Additional Courses Options for any International and Global Studies concentration.
  • Must include 0–3 credits at the upper level (300 level or above)
Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the Asian Studies concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
The Civilizations of Asia
The Civilizations of Asia *
Upper-Level Course Options
East Asian History: Selected Topics
Current Issues in Japan
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
None available.
Upper-Level Course Options
World Economic Geography
Geography of East Asia
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Masterworks of Chinese Literature in Translation
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Women in Japanese Literature and Film
Upper-Level Course Options
Contemporary Asian Literature
Major Figures in Chinese Literature
Non-Western Film: Asian
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications
Modern Japan
Buddhism
Hinduism
Upper-Level Course Options
Topics in Chinese Culture
Current Issues in Japan
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Religion in South Asia: Selected Topics

General Psychology Concentration Requirements

Administered by the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

  • Minimum of 30 credits as listed below. 
Required30
General Psychology
Doing Social Sciences
Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences
21 Additional credits in PSY Courses including 12 at the 300+ level *

Humanities Concentration Requirements

Administered by the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

  • Minimum of 30 credits as listed below.
Core Courses6
Seminar in Humanities
Pathways: Reading and Writing in the Humanities
Distribution Requirement12
Literature
Select one of the following:
Know Slow - Countering the Culture of Speed
Notes from Underground: Resistance and Everyday Culture
Selected Topics: Literature
Reading and the Human Experience
Revolutionary Lives
Short Reads
Banned Books
Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder
Telling Stories: The Memoir
Contemporary Asian Literature
Fine Arts
Select one of the following:
Visualizing Disability
Selected Topics: Fine Arts
Painting on the Page
Big Plays, Big Ideas
Photography: Contexts and Illusions
The Art of Life
Shakespeare Off the Page
Representing Women
Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
Select one of the following:
Selected Topics: Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
American Dreams
Vice, Crime, and American Law
Ethics and Technology
Mystics in America
Divided We Stand
Life, Death, and Meaning
Historical Perspectives
Select one of the following:
Selected Topics: Historical Perspectives
Old Europe/New Europe
The Sixties
Religious Resistance to Political Power
Great Trials in American History
American Motherhood
Women, War, and Terror
Entrepreneurship in American History
Area of Emphasis9
Select at least three additional courses in one of the topic areas of the following:
Literature
Know Slow - Countering the Culture of Speed
Notes from Underground: Resistance and Everyday Culture
Selected Topics: Literature
Reading and the Human Experience
Revolutionary Lives
Short Reads
Banned Books
Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder
Telling Stories: The Memoir
Contemporary Asian Literature
Painting on the Page
Big Plays, Big Ideas
Shakespeare Off the Page
Women, War, and Terror
Fine Arts
Visualizing Disability
Selected Topics: Fine Arts
Painting on the Page
Big Plays, Big Ideas
Photography: Contexts and Illusions
The Art of Life
Shakespeare Off the Page
Representing Women
Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
Selected Topics: Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
American Dreams
Vice, Crime, and American Law
Ethics and Technology
Mystics in America
Divided We Stand
Life, Death, and Meaning
Historical Perspecitves
Selected Topics: Historical Perspectives
Old Europe/New Europe
The Sixties
Religious Resistance to Political Power
Great Trials in American History
American Motherhood
Women, War, and Terror
Entrepreneurship in American History
Capstone Seminar3
Senior Seminar in the Humanities

International and Global Affairs and Development Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

  • 30 credits at the 200 level and above.
  • To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained.
  • No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.
Foreign Language Requirements6
Select 6 credits of a modern foreign language at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **3
Select 3 credits of the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses18
Select 15 credits from Category 1 (S&P) or Category 2 (E&D) 1
Select 3 credits (200 level or above) from Category 3 (A&L) or Category 4 (BS&C)

Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the International and Global Affairs and Development concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
History of Africa to 1870
History of Africa since 1870
Topics on the West and the Modern World
Topics in Modern World History
The Civilizations of Asia
The World in the Twentieth Century
The World since 1945
European Revolutions, 1789-1989
The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
Violence in the Modern World
PCS 212
The International System
Model United Nations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
The Politics of the Non-Western World
Social Problems in Global Context
Race, Class, and Gender: Social Inequalities
The Civilizations of Asia *
IGS Marker Required: **
HDF 211
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
The Making of the African Diaspora
Geography Courses:
Cities of the World
World Population Problems
The Geography of World Affairs
Geography of Europe
Regions of Latin America
Geography of East Asia
Health Courses, Public:
Global Health
History Courses (300 level):
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story
The World at War, 1914-1918
The World at War, 1939-1945
The Making of the African Diaspora
History of Spain
British History 1688-Present
German History, 1914-1945
Russian History to 1900
Russian History since 1900
The Near and Middle East since World War I
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Holocaust: History and Meaning
Twentieth-Century Europe: Selected Topics
Modern Britain: Selected Topics
Modern European Thought: Selected Topics
Modern Germany: Selected Topics
Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
African History: Selected Topics
History Courses (400 level):
Southern African History
East Asian History: Selected Topics
Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics
Nineteenth-Century Europe: Selected Topics
French History: Selected Topics
Japanese Courses:
Current Issues in Japan
Peace and Conflict Studies Courses:
Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies
Localizing Peace
Conflict Research
Global Peacebuilding
Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability
Peacebuilding Challenges in a Complex World
Philosophy Courses:
Ethics and International Affairs
Political Science Courses:
International Law
Politics of Globalization
International Security
International Organization
Democratic Political Systems
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Post-Conflict Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Industrial Societies
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Middle East Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Russian Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Economy
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: European Union
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Latin America
African Political Systems
The Politics of South Africa Through Film and Literature
Sociology Courses:
Deviance and Social Control
Global Inequalities
Global Society
Population Problems
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in a Global Context
Collective Violence and Nonviolence in Global Perspective
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade *
IGS Marker Required: **
Special Topics in African American Studies
Selected Topics: Historical Perspectives
Political Geography
Immigrant and Refugee Health
History of Mexico and Central America
Topics in the Near and Middle East
Honors Work: European History
Honors Work: Wider World History
Topics in World History
Special Topics
Topics in Public Policy: Global Challenges
Individual Study
Social Movements
Disaster, Self, and Society
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
Culture, Human Behavior, and Clothing
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Tourism, Cultures, and Places
Diversity and Equity in Hospitality and Tourism
IGS Marker Required: **
HDF 211
Upper-Level Course Options
International Entrepreneurship
Global Sourcing of Apparel and Related Consumer Products
The International Economy
Economic Growth and Development
Business French
Community-Based Service Learning in Francophone Studies
Cities of the World
World Population Problems
World Economic Geography
The Geography of World Affairs
Geography of Europe
Regions of Latin America
Geography of East Asia
Tourism Planning and Development
Families and Children in Global Perspective
Global Health
Environmental Health
Introduction to International Business
International Business: Operations and Environments in Foreign Jurisdictions
Current Issues in International Business
Localizing Peace
Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability
Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Economy
SPA 325
IGS Marker Required: **
Economic Anthropology
Regional Economic Development
Immigrant and Refugee Health
Ethnicity, Development, and Psychopathology
Research Experience in Psychology
Global Retail Strategy and Management
Social Work, Diversity, and Vulnerable Populations
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Masterworks of Chinese Literature in Translation
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Dance Appreciation
Nonwestern Literary Classics
Topics in Global Literature
Topics in Non-Western Literature
Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern
Explorations in French Literature: English Versions
Masterworks of German Literature Read in English
Masterworks of German Literature Read in English
The Holocaust in Literature and Art
ITA 222
Women in Japanese Literature and Film
Music Appreciation
Music for Film
Global Dance Forms 1
African Dance II 1
IGS Marker Required: **
Seminar in the Fine Arts
Seminar in Literature
Seminar in the Fine Arts: Global Non-Western
Seminar in Literature
Seminar in the Fine Arts
Seminar in Literature
Film Appreciation
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Fine Arts
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Africana Literature
Art History Courses:
European Art in the Nineteenth Century
Architecture in the Twentieth Century
African Art: Ancient Empires to Colonial Contact
Chinese Courses:
Major Figures in Chinese Literature
English Courses:
Postcolonial Literatures
Studies in Human Rights and Literature
The Romantic Period
The Victorian Period
English Literature from Victorian to Modern
Contemporary British Literature and Culture
The Twentieth-Century English Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Writers
Modern British Writers
Twentieth-Century British Poetry
French Courses:
Survey of French Literature
Topics in French and Francophone Literature and Film
Topics in Francophone Literature
Studies in Film Genre
German Courses:
German Literature: Advanced Intermediate Topics
Topics in Central European Studies since 1918
Advanced Topics in German Literature
German Memory in Fiction and Film
Humanities Courses:
Revolutionary Lives
Contemporary Asian Literature
Media Studies Courses:
Non-Western Film: Asian
Introduction to Film History
History of Film to 1938
History of Film since 1938
Music Courses:
History of Western Music III
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Russian Courses:
Slavic Life and Letters: Topics
Major Authors in Russian Literature
Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture
Spanish Courses:
Introduction to Literary Studies
Topics in Spanish Literature
Seminar in Spanish Literature
Seminar in Film Genre
Theatre Courses:
Theatre History II
Theatre History III
Histories of Global Performance and Theatre
African Dance III ***
IGS Marker Required: **
Early Twentieth-Century Art
Late Twentieth-Century Art
Topics in the History of Art
Selected Topics: Literature
Short Reads
Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder
Telling Stories: The Memoir
Representing Women
Women, War, and Terror
Literature and Film
Women in Literature
Topics in Post-1800 Literature
The Contemporary Novel
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Topics in English Studies
Modern Drama
Topics in French Literary Movements
Topics in French Prose Fiction
Topics in French Theatre
Advanced Topics in French Literature
Topics in French Poetry
Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology
Music of the Nineteenth Century
Music of the Twentieth Century
Philosophy of the Arts
Topics in Latin American Literature
Seminar in Latin American Literature
Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
ATY 213
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Culture, Human Behavior, and Clothing
Images of France and the Francophone World
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications
Modern Japan
PHI 252
Existentialism
The Bible in Western Culture
Judaism
The Synagogue
Buddhism
Hinduism
Islam
Approaches to the Qur'an
Modern Judaism
Comparative Religious Ethics
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
Topics in Religious Social Ethics
Tourism, Cultures, and Places
Diversity and Equity in Hospitality and Tourism
IGS Marker Required: **
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
Anthropology Courses:
World Ethnographies
Latin American Societies and Cultures
Latin American Art and Archaeology
ATY 335
Language and Culture
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Archaeology of South America
Myth, Magic, and Religion
Chinese Courses:
Topics in Chinese Culture
Communication Studies Courses:
Intercultural Communication
French Courses:
Contemporary French Culture
French and Francophone Civilization and Culture
German Courses:
German Culture: Advanced Intermediate-Topics in German Film
Topics in Central European Studies since 1918
Advanced Topics in German Culture
German Memory in Fiction and Film
Humanities Courses:
Old Europe/New Europe
Women, War, and Terror
Japanese Studies Courses:
Current Issues in Japan
Music Courses:
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Nursing Courses:
Culture and Health Care
Peace and Conflict Studies Courses:
Conflict and Culture
Philosophy Courses:
Ethics and International Affairs
Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Structuralism
Social Philosophy
Religious Studies Courses:
Judaism and the Construction of Gender
Modern Jewish Thinkers
Religion in South Asia: Selected Topics
Spanish Courses:
Views of the Hispanic World Through Intermediate Conversation
Foundations in Spanish Cultures, Literatures and Films
Foundations in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in Spanish Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Courses:
IGS Marker Required: **
Special Topics in African American Studies
Reading Culture and Society
Environmental Anthropology
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Selected Topics: Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
Religious Resistance to Political Power
Special Topics in Communication Research
Social and Political Philosophy
Seminar in U.S. Latino/Latina Cultural Studies
Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms
Topics Seminar in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

International and Global Arts and Belief Systems Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

  • 30 credits at the 200 level and above.
  • To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained.
  • No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.
Foreign Language Requirements
Select 6 credits at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **
Select 3 credits from the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses
Select 15 credits from Category 3 (A&L) or Category 4 (BS&C) 1
Select 3 credits (200 level or above) from Category 1 (S&P) or Category 2 (E&D)

Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the International and Global Affairs and Development concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
History of Africa to 1870
History of Africa since 1870
Topics on the West and the Modern World
Topics in Modern World History
The Civilizations of Asia
The World in the Twentieth Century
The World since 1945
European Revolutions, 1789-1989
The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
Violence in the Modern World
PCS 212
The International System
Model United Nations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
The Politics of the Non-Western World
Social Problems in Global Context
Race, Class, and Gender: Social Inequalities
The Civilizations of Asia *
IGS Marker Required: **
HDF 211
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Residential College Seminar in Historical Perspectives: Modern
Residential College Seminar in Social and Behavioral Studies
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
The Making of the African Diaspora
Geography Courses:
Cities of the World
World Population Problems
The Geography of World Affairs
Geography of Europe
Regions of Latin America
Geography of East Asia
Health Courses, Public:
Global Health
History Courses (300 level):
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story
The World at War, 1914-1918
The World at War, 1939-1945
The Making of the African Diaspora
History of Spain
British History 1688-Present
German History, 1914-1945
Russian History to 1900
Russian History since 1900
The Near and Middle East since World War I
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Holocaust: History and Meaning
History Courses (400 level):
Twentieth-Century Europe: Selected Topics
Modern Britain: Selected Topics
Modern European Thought: Selected Topics
Modern Germany: Selected Topics
Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
African History: Selected Topics
Southern African History
East Asian History: Selected Topics
Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics
Nineteenth-Century Europe: Selected Topics
French History: Selected Topics
Japanese Courses:
Current Issues in Japan
Peace and Conflict Studies Courses:
Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies
Localizing Peace
Conflict Research
Global Peacebuilding
Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability
Peacebuilding Challenges in a Complex World
Philosophy Courses:
Ethics and International Affairs
Political Science Courses:
International Law
Politics of Globalization
International Security
International Organization
Democratic Political Systems
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Post-Conflict Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Industrial Societies
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Middle East Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Russian Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Economy
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: European Union
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Latin America
African Political Systems
The Politics of South Africa Through Film and Literature
Sociology Courses:
Deviance and Social Control
Global Inequalities
Global Society
Population Problems
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in a Global Context
Collective Violence and Nonviolence in Global Perspective
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade *
IGS Marker Required: **
Special Topics in African American Studies
Selected Topics: Historical Perspectives
Political Geography
Immigrant and Refugee Health
History of Mexico and Central America
Topics in the Near and Middle East
Honors Work: European History
Honors Work: Wider World History
Topics in World History
Special Topics
Individual Study
Topics in Public Policy: Global Challenges
Social Movements
Disaster, Self, and Society
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
Culture, Human Behavior, and Clothing
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Tourism, Cultures, and Places
Diversity and Equity in Hospitality and Tourism
IGS Marker Required: **
HDF 211
Upper-Level Course Options
International Entrepreneurship
Global Sourcing of Apparel and Related Consumer Products
The International Economy
Economic Growth and Development
Business French
Community-Based Service Learning in Francophone Studies
Cities of the World
World Population Problems
World Economic Geography
The Geography of World Affairs
Geography of Europe
Regions of Latin America
Geography of East Asia
Tourism Planning and Development
Families and Children in Global Perspective
Global Health
Environmental Health
Introduction to International Business
International Business: Operations and Environments in Foreign Jurisdictions
Current Issues in International Business
Localizing Peace
Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability
Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Economy
SPA 325
IGS Marker Required: **
Economic Anthropology
Regional Economic Development
Immigrant and Refugee Health
Ethnicity, Development, and Psychopathology
Research Experience in Psychology
Global Retail Strategy and Management
Social Work, Diversity, and Vulnerable Populations
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Masterworks of Chinese Literature in Translation
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Dance Appreciation
Nonwestern Literary Classics
Topics in Global Literature
Topics in Non-Western Literature
Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern
Explorations in French Literature: English Versions
Masterworks of German Literature Read in English
Masterworks of German Literature Read in English
The Holocaust in Literature and Art
ITA 222
Women in Japanese Literature and Film
Music Appreciation
Music for Film
Global Dance Forms 1
African Dance II 1
IGS Marker Required: **
Seminar in the Fine Arts
Seminar in Literature
Seminar in the Fine Arts: Global Non-Western
Seminar in Literature
Seminar in the Fine Arts
Seminar in Literature
Film Appreciation
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Literature and Rhetoric
Residential College Seminar in Fine Arts
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Africana Literature
Art History Courses:
European Art in the Nineteenth Century
Architecture in the Twentieth Century
African Art: Ancient Empires to Colonial Contact
Chinese Courses:
Major Figures in Chinese Literature
English Courses:
Postcolonial Literatures
Studies in Human Rights and Literature
The Romantic Period
The Victorian Period
English Literature from Victorian to Modern
Contemporary British Literature and Culture
The Twentieth-Century English Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Writers
Modern British Writers
Twentieth-Century British Poetry
French Courses:
Survey of French Literature
Topics in French and Francophone Literature and Film
Topics in Francophone Literature
FRE 461
Studies in Film Genre
German Courses:
German Literature: Advanced Intermediate Topics
Topics in Central European Studies since 1918
Advanced Topics in German Literature
German Memory in Fiction and Film
Humanities Courses:
Revolutionary Lives
Contemporary Asian Literature
Media Studies Courses:
Non-Western Film: Asian
Introduction to Film History
History of Film to 1938
History of Film since 1938
Music Courses:
History of Western Music III
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Russian Courses:
Slavic Life and Letters: Topics
Major Authors in Russian Literature
Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture
Spanish Courses:
Introduction to Literary Studies
Topics in Spanish Literature
Seminar in Spanish Literature
Seminar in Film Genre
Theatre Courses:
Theatre History II
Theatre History III
Histories of Global Performance and Theatre
African Dance III ***
IGS Marker Required: **
Early Twentieth-Century Art
Late Twentieth-Century Art
Topics in the History of Art
Selected Topics: Literature
Short Reads
Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder
Telling Stories: The Memoir
Representing Women
Women, War, and Terror
Literature and Film
Women in Literature
Topics in Post-1800 Literature
The Contemporary Novel
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Topics in English Studies
Modern Drama
Topics in French Literary Movements
Topics in French Prose Fiction
Topics in French Theatre
Advanced Topics in French Literature
Topics in French Poetry
Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology
Music of the Nineteenth Century
Music of the Twentieth Century
Philosophy of the Arts
Topics in Latin American Literature
Seminar in Latin American Literature
Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
ATY 213
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Culture, Human Behavior, and Clothing
Images of France and the Francophone World
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications
Modern Japan
PHI 252
Existentialism
The Bible in Western Culture
Judaism
The Synagogue
Buddhism
Hinduism
Islam
Approaches to the Qur'an
Modern Judaism
Comparative Religious Ethics
Religious Traditions and Care of the Earth
Topics in Religious Social Ethics
Tourism, Cultures, and Places
Diversity and Equity in Hospitality and Tourism
IGS Marker Required: **
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
Residential College Seminar in Philosophical/Religious/Ethical Principles
African American Studies Courses:
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
Anthropology Courses:
World Ethnographies
Latin American Societies and Cultures
Latin American Art and Archaeology
ATY 335
Language and Culture
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Archaeology of South America
Myth, Magic, and Religion
Chinese Courses:
Topics in Chinese Culture
Communication Studies Courses:
Intercultural Communication
French Courses:
Contemporary French Culture
German Courses:
German Culture: Advanced Intermediate-Topics in German Film
Topics in Central European Studies since 1918
Advanced Topics in German Culture
German Memory in Fiction and Film
Humanities Courses:
Old Europe/New Europe
Women, War, and Terror
Japanese Studies Courses:
Current Issues in Japan
Music Courses:
Music Cultures of the World
Modern Asia Through Its Music
Nursing Courses:
Culture and Health Care
Peace and Conflict Studies Courses:
Conflict and Culture
Philosophy Courses:
Ethics and International Affairs
Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Structuralism
Religious Studies Courses:
Judaism and the Construction of Gender
Modern Jewish Thinkers
Religion in South Asia: Selected Topics
Spanish Courses:
Views of the Hispanic World Through Intermediate Conversation
Foundations in Spanish Cultures, Literatures and Films
Foundations in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in Spanish Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Courses:
IGS Marker Required: **
Special Topics in African American Studies
Reading Culture and Society
Environmental Anthropology
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Selected Topics: Philosophy/Religion/Ethics
Religious Resistance to Political Power
Special Topics in Communication Research
Social and Political Philosophy
Seminar in U.S. Latino/Latina Cultural Studies
Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms
Topics Seminar in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

International and Global Human Rights Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

30 credits at the 200 level and above. To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained. No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.

Foreign Language Requirements
Select 6 credits of a modern foreign language at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **
Select 3 credits of the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses 1
Select 15 credits from courses identified in the Additional Courses Options for the IGHR concentration. Must use the Additional Course Options for this concentration. 9 credits must be upper level (300 level or above). No more than 3 credits may focus on human rights in the U.S.
Select 3 credits (200 level and above) from courses identified in the Additional Courses Options for any concentration. May use the Additional Courses Options for any International and Global Studies concentration.

Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the International and Global Human Rights concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
Introduction to African American Studies
Blacks in American Society: Social, Economic, and Political Perspectives
History of Africa to 1870
History of Africa since 1870
The World since 1945
Violence in the Modern World
PCS 212
The Politics of the Non-Western World
The International System
Social Problems in Global Context
Race, Class, and Gender: Social Inequalities
Upper-Level Course Options
African American Studies Courses:
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
The Making of the African Diaspora
Communication Studies Courses:
Speaking Out for Community Change
Reclaiming Democracy: Dialogue, Decision-Making, Community Action
Health Courses, Public:
Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment
Global Health
Immigrant and Refugee Health
History Courses:
Race and Slavery
Race and Segregation
Civil Rights and Black Freedom, 1940-1980
German History, 1914-1945
The Near and Middle East since World War I
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Holocaust: History and Meaning
Modern Germany: Selected Topics
Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
African History: Selected Topics
Southern African History
Management Courses:
Employment and Human Resource Law
Philosophy Courses:
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Ethics and International Affairs
Political Science Courses:
Civil Liberties
International Law
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Post-Conflict Politics
African Political Systems
The Politics of South Africa Through Film and Literature
Topics in Public Policy: Ethics in Public Policy
Specialized Education Services Courses:
Perspectives on the Global Deaf Community
Sociology Courses:
Criminal Justice
Deviance and Social Control
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Movements
Global Inequalities
Global Society
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in a Global Context
Comparative Minority Relations
Collective Violence and Nonviolence in Global Perspective
IGS Marker Required: *
Disaster, Self, and Society
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
None available.
Upper-Level Course Options
Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment
Speaking Out for Community Change
Labor Economics
Global Health
Immigrant and Refugee Health
Employment and Human Resource Law
Ethical Issues in Business
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Topics in Non-Western Literature
The Holocaust in Literature and Art
Upper-Level Course Options
Revolutionary Lives
Women, War, and Terror
Postcolonial Literatures
Studies in Human Rights and Literature
Topics in French and Francophone Literature and Film
Topics in Francophone Literature
Category 4—Belief Systems and Culture (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
Comparative Religious Ethics
Topics in Religious Social Ethics
Upper-Level Course Options
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
The Making of the African Diaspora
Environmental Anthropology
Religious Resistance to Political Power
Women, War, and Terror
Ethics in Computer Science
Conflict Communication
Special Topics in Communication Research
Speaking Out for Community Change
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Ethics and International Affairs
Ethical Issues in Business
IGS Marker Required: *
Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms
Topics Seminar in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

30 credits at the 200 level and above. To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained. No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.

Foreign Language Requirements
Select 6 credits of a modern foreign language at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **
Select 3 credits from the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses
Select 18 credits of additional courses 1

Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830 *
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810 *
Upper-Level Course Options
Special Topics in the African Diaspora: Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas
The Making of the African Diaspora
Regions of Latin America
History of Mexico and Central America
Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics
Democratic Political Systems
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Politics of Latin America
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story *
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
None available
Upper-Level Course Options
Regions of Latin America
Food and Culture in a Global Context
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Upper-Level Course Options
Topics in Latin American Literature
Seminar in Latin American Literature
Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications
Upper-Level Course Options
Latin American Societies and Cultures
Foundations in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in Latin American Cultures, Literatures and Films
Seminar in U.S. Latino/Latina Cultural Studies
Latin American Art and Archaeology *
Archaeology of South America *

Professional Studies Concentration Requirements

Administered by the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

  • Minimum of 30 credits as listed below.
Core Requirements9
Writing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Communication and Workplace Relationships
Ethical Issues in Business
Distribution Requirements
Humanities3
Select one of the following:
Reading and the Human Experience
Ethics and Technology
American Motherhood
Social Sciences3
Select one of the following:
Persuasion and Social Influence
Changing Behavior in Real World Settings
Race and Ethnic Relations
Area Emphasis12
Select four courses in consultation with your advisor *
Capstone Seminar3
Senior Seminar in the Humanities
Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences

Russian Studies Concentration Requirements

Administered by the International and Global Studies Program

30 credits at the 200 level and above. To complete a second major, at least 12 credits must be taken outside the major in which the first major is obtained. No requirements for the major can be met by a grade lower than C-.

Foreign Language Requirements
Select 6 credits of a modern foreign language at the 300 level or higher from the following:
Chinese
French
German
Italian *
Japanese
Portuguese *
Russian
Spanish
Core Courses **
Select 3 credits of the following:
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Capstone Seminar in International and Global Studies
Additional Courses
Select 18 credits of additional courses 1

Additional Courses Options

The following courses are identified as options toward fulfilling the Additional Courses requirement (IV.C.) for the Russian Studies concentration.

Note: Further options (subject to director approval) may appear in the guide published on the IGS website.

Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)
200-Level Course Options
None available.
Upper-Level Course Options
Russian History to 1900
Russian History since 1900
Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Russian Politics
Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)
200-Level Course Options
None available.
Upper-Level Course Options
None available.
Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)
200-Level Course Options
Music for Film
Upper-Level Course Options
Revolutionary Lives
Slavic Life and Letters: Topics
Major Authors in Russian Literature
Major Movements in Russian Literature and Culture
Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)
200-Level Course Options
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Pre-Departure
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Field Experience
Study Abroad for Global Engagement: Re-Entry Reflections and Applications
Upper-Level Course Options
Christianity in Byzantium *

Social Sciences Concentration Requirements

Administered by the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

Minimum of 30 credits as listed below.

Core Courses and Intermediate Seminar9
Doing Social Sciences (to be completed as early in the major as feasible)
Contemporary Issues in the Social Sciences (to be completed as early in the major as feasible)
Inequality in a Changing World (to be completed at the approximate midpoint of the major)
Distribution Requirement9
Select three courses from the list in the Area of Emphasis section, each from a different department
Area of Emphasis9
Select at least three additional courses in one of the departments of the following: *
Anthropology
ATY courses at the 200 level or above
Communication Studies
CST courses at the 200 level or above
Economics
ECO courses at the 200 level or above
Geography, Environment, and Sustainability
GES courses at the 200 level or above **
Political Science
PSC courses at the 200 level or above
Psychology
PSY courses at the 200 level or above
Sociology
SOC courses at the 200 level or above
Capstone Seminar3
Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences 1