Courses in Global and Area Studies encourage students to study world regions through the lenses of history, language, economics, art, public health, and more.
Spanning more than a dozen departments and as many foreign languages, major and minor programs in Area Studies help undergraduates to develop knowledge of the world and its interconnected regions.
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ARSC300 Issues in Global Studies : Tradition and Innovation around the GlobeWednesdays 12:20-1:10 PMAs part of the newly established minor in Global Studies, the Center for Global and Area Studies is proud to announce its Fall 2014 Lecture Series. To understand how societies operate and evolve, it is essential to recognize the role of tradition and innovations throughout history. This one-credit, pass/fail class will explore how time-honored traditions and innovative breakthroughs have shaped the arts, literature, history, politics, material culture, and science education in a variety of cultural contexts, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as in the Islamic and Jewish world.
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Art HistoryARTH 204/BAMS 203 Architecture and Power in Africa (Prof. Okoye), TR 12:30-1:45ARTH 420 Seminar in African Art: Modern/Contemporary Africa/Art (Prof. Okoye), W 3:00-6:00
HistoryHIST 134/BAMS 134 History of Africa (Prof. Maloba), MWF 11:15-12:05HIST 440 Seminar in Africa Under Colonial Rule (Prof. Maloba), W 3:35-6:35
Political SciencePOSC 433 African Politics (Prof. Bauer), TR 9:30-10:45
ANTH 211-010 Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (Prof. Sloane-White), MW 3:35-4:45 HIST 137-010 East Asian Civilization: China (Prof. Wang), TR 9:30-10:45PHIL 310-010/080 Chinese Religion and Philosophy (Prof. Fox), MWF 12:20-1:10
Group III: ASIAN ARTS AND MATERIAL CULTURES
ARTH 237-010 Art of Tibet (Prof. Reedy), OnlineARTH 445-010 East Asian Art and Architecture (Prof. Rujivacharakul), T 9:30-12:30FLLT 321-010/080 Chinese Literature in Translation: Anti-Heroes in Chinese LIterature (Prof. Chen), TR 12:30-1:45FLLT 380-010/080 Japanese Culture in Translation: Critical Approaches to the Japanese Videogame (Prof. Hutchinson) TR 11-12:15
ANTH 211-010 Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (Prof. Sloane-White), MW 3:35-4:45ARTH 237-010 Art of Tibet (Prof. Reedy), OnlineARTH 445-010 East Asian Art and Architecture (Prof. Rujivacharakui), T 9:30-12:30FLLT 321-010/080 Chinese Literature in Translation: Anti-Heroes in Chinese Literature** (Prof. Chen), TR 12:30-1:45FLLT 380-010/080 Japanese Culture in Translation: Critical Approaches to the Japanese Videogame** (Prof. Hutchinson, TR 11:00-12:15FLLT 467 Chinese Culture (Prof. Yang), MWF 1:25-2:15HIST 103-012 World History I, TR 8:00-9:15 (Note: there are multiple sections of HIST 103 and only secton 012 will count and only for this term, so be careful registering. If you take this option, please let Prof. Ba know.)HIST 365-010 Topics in Asian History: Chinese Empire to 1600 (Prof. Rice), TR 12:30-1:45HIST 365-011 Topics in Asian History: Women in Japanese History (Prof. Flaherty), MWF 11:15-12:05HIST 393-010 History of Modern Vietnam (Prof. McLeod), T/R 11:00-12:15HIST 393-011 History of Modern Vietnam-fulfills 2nd writing req (Prof. McLeod), TR 11:00-12:15PHIL 310-010/080 Chinese Religion and Philosophy* (Prof. Fox), MWF 12:20-1:10*May count towards Group IV of the major if not used towards fulfillment of Group II of the Major**May count towards Group IV of the major if not used towards fulfillment of Group III of the Major
HIST 101 Western Civilization to 1648 (various sections)HIST 102 Western Civilization: 1648 to the Present (various sections)HIST 339-071 Topics in European History: France (taught abroad)HIST 339-072 Topics in European History: Britain (taught abroad)HIST 344-010/080 Renaissance Europe (Prof. Duggan), MWF 11:15-12:05HIST 348 History of Spain 1479-Present (taught abroad)HIST 352 Europe, 1945 to the Present (Prof. Shearer), MW 3:35-4:50HIST 354 Germany in the Twentieth Century: 1914 to Present (Prof. Brophy), TR 9:30-10:45HIST 355 Early Modern Intellectual History (Prof. Bernstein), TR 11:00-12:15HIST 357-070 The European City: London: Heritage and Modernity (taught abroad)HIST 357-071 The European City: Histories De Paris (taught abroad)
FREN 301-010/080 Introduction to French Literature: Prose (Prof. Lees), TR 11:00-12:15FREN 302-010/080 Introduction to French Literature: Poetry and Theatre (Prof. Lees), TR 2:00-3:15FREN 454 French Cinema (Prof. Thibault), MWF 10:10-11:00FREN 455-070 Selected Authors, Works and Themes: French Music in Film/Stage (taught abroad)FREN 455-071 Selected Authors, Works and Themes: Panorama of French Cinema (taught abroad)
GRMN 235 German Popular Culture (Prof. Riehl), MWF 2:30-3:20
ITAL 311-010/080 Survey of Italian Literature (Prof. Salsini), MWF 10:10-11:00
RUSS 310-010/080 Introduction to Russian Literature I (Prof. Hulings), MWF 11:15-12:05RUSS 455-010/080 Selected Authors, Works and Themes: Satire As Revolt (Prof. Finney), TR 12:30-1:45
SPAN 301 Survey of Spanish Literature (various sections)SPAN 302-070 Survey of Spanish Literature: 19th & 20th Century (taught abroad)SPAN 308-070 Contemporary Spain II: Spain in the XXI Century (taught abroad)SPAN 325 Spanish Civilization and Culture (Prof. Esteban), TR 11:00-12:15
Political Science & International RelationsPOSC 270-010 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Prof. Wolfe), MWF 2:30-3:20POSC 270-710 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Prof. Quintus), TR 11:00-12:15POSC 310-070 European Politics (taught abroad)POSC 441-073 Contemporary Politics: Spain (taught abroad)POSC 441-074 Contemporary Politics by Country: Problems of Western European Politics (taught abroad)POSC 442-010 Topics in European Politics: Comparative Political Economy (Prof. Kinderman)
Electives (others may be approved by Director)
MUSC 211-010/080 Introduction to Music History (Purciello), MWF 9:05-9:55MUSC 312-010/080 Music History: 1600 through 1827 (Prof. Gentry), MWF 11:15-12:05, F 10:10-11:00
PHIL 208-010/JWST 208 Introduction to Jewish Philosophy (Prof. Sneiderman), TR 11:00-12:15PHIL 303-010/080 Modern Philosophy (Prof. Shabo), TR 12:30-1:45PHIL 311-010 Early Medieval Philosophy (Prof. Rogers), TR 5:00-6:15
HIST 130 Islamic Near East: 600-1500 (Prof. Matthee) TR 11:00-12:15 Group IIIHIST 380 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Prof. Matthee) TR 3:30-4:45 Group III
Political SciencePOSC 304* Islam, Identity, and Governance (Prof. Khan) TR 11:00-12:15 CORE (Group I) or Group III*This is the new name for POSC 201. If you have taken POSC 201 you cannot take this course.POSC 409 Transatlantic Politics (Prof. Miller) Group IIIPOSC 329 International Migration (Prof. Miller) MWF 2:30-3:20 Group III
Art HistoryARTH 204/BAMS 203 Architecture and Power in Africa (Prof. Ikoye) TR 12:30-1:45 Group II
EnglishENGL 376 World Literature: Islamic Literature and Film (Prof. Cotsell) MWF 9:05-9:55 Group II
JWST/ENG 202-010 Biblical and
Classical Literature (Prof. Miller) MWF 9:05-9:55
Languages & LiteraturesJWST 381/HIST 380-010 The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Prof. Matthee) TR 3:30-4:45JWST/FLLT 333-010 Israeli Film (Prof. Gutman) TR 11:00-12:15
HebrewHEBR/JWST 105-010 Hebrew I
Elementary (Prof. Gutman) MW 1:25-2:00 & TR 2:00-2:50HEBR/JWST 107-010 Intermediate Hebrew (Prof. Gutman) MW 2:30-3:20 & TR 3:30-4:20
HistoryHIST 411-010 Religion in Modern American Culture (Prof. Davis) TR 2:00-3:15
Jewish StudiesJWST 101-010 Introduction to Judaism (Prof. Ramberg) TR 9:30-10:45JWST 310-010 Antisemitism (Prof. Halio, Prof. Zavadivkir) TR 12:30-1:45
PhilosophyJWST/PHIL 208-010 Introduction to Jewish Philosophy (Prof. Sneiderman) TR 11:30-12:15
Women's StudiesJWST/WOMS 303-010 Women in the Holocaust (Prof. Isaacs) TR 2:00-3:15
HIST 135 Introduction to Latin America (Prof. Buckley) MW 10:10-11:00, F DiscussionHIST/BAMS 392 Hisotry of Brazil (Prof. Buckley) MW 3:35-4:50HIST 477 History of Mexico (Prof. López-Denis) R 3:30-6:30
PORT 216 Intensive Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and Students (Prof. Schmidt-Cruz) MWF 9:05-9:55
SPAN 200 Multiple Sections (Various instructors)SPAN 201 Multiple Sections (Various instructors)SPAN 301 Multiple Sections (Various instructors)SPAN 303 Latin American Literature Survey I - Pre-Colonial through Modernism (Prof. Baham) MWF 10:10-11:00SPAN 326 Latin American Civilizations (Prof. Braham) MWF 11:15-12:05SPAN 455/655 Hispanic Crime Fiction (Prof. Schmidt-Cruz) MWF 10:10-11:00SPAN 475-011 From Amazons to Zombies (Prof. Braham) MWF 1:25-2:25
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