International Perspectives

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ANTHR 201 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Comparative study of culture as key to understanding human behaviors in different societies. Using a global, cross-cultural perspective, patterns of family life, economic and political activities, religious beliefs, and the ways in which cultures change are examined.

ANTHR 230 – Globalization and the Human Condition

An introduction to understanding key global issues in the contemporary world. Focuses on social relations, cultural practices and political-economic linkages among Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

ANTHR 309 – Introduction to Culture and Language

Introduction to study of language, culture and society from an anthropological perspective. Focus on language and thought, ethnography of speaking, discourse and narrative, writing and literacy, and media communication. Discussion of key theories and methods of linguistic anthropology. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

CL ST 273 – Greek and Roman Mythology

Survey of the legends, myths of the classical world with emphasis on the principal gods, and heroes, and their relation to ancient social, psychological, and religious practices; some attention may be given to important modern theories.

CL ST 369 – Ancient Egypt

Archaeology and culture of Ancient Egypt from prehistory to Late Antiquity. Exploration of literature, religion, social history, government, and architecture. Discussion of major archaeological sites and methods; examination of interaction with other ancient near eastern and Mediterranean civilizations.

FRNCH 370 French Studies in English

Author, genre, or period study in French or Francophone history, literature, or culture.Three credits: readings, discussions and papers in English; open to all students. Four credits: required for French concentration credit, supplementary readings and written course work in French.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

GER 371 – The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory

Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German major credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

HIST 201 – Introduction to Western Civilization I

Western civilization from ancient Mediterranean world to 1500. Social and cultural developments; economic and political ideas and institutions; problems of historical change and continuity. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

HIST 202 – Introduction to Western Civilization II

Western civilization from 1500 to present. Social and cultural developments; economic and political ideas and institutions; problems of historical change and continuity. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

INTST 235 – Introduction to International Studies

Overview of international studies, emphasizing cultural, geographic, economic, and political characteristics of major world areas and nations.

JL MC 474 – Communication Technology and Social Change

Examination of historical and current communication technologies, including how they shape and are shaped by the cultural and social practices into which they are introduced. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

LING/SPAN 351 – Introduction to Spanish-English Translation

Introduction to the theory, methods, techniques, and problems of translation. Consideration of material from business, literature, and the social sciences. Taught in Spanish. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

MUSIC 102 – Introduction to Music Learning

Expansion of the music listening experiences for the general student through greater awareness of differences in techniques of listening, performance media, and materials of the art. The course focuses on the elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and style, and how these elements are used in musics of different cultures and time periods. Ability to read or perform music not required.

POL S 241 – Democracy and Dictatorship: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Interactions between governments and citizens in countries outside the US. Causes of democracy, dictatorship, and economic and social development. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

POL S 315 – Special Topics in International Relations

Half-semester course on selected topical issues in international relations. A topic may not be taken more than once. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

RELIG 205 – Introduction to World Religions

An introduction to the academic study of religions, including myths, beliefs, rituals, values and social forms. Examples chosen from oral cultures and major religions of the world.

RUS 370B – Russian Studies in English Translation: Russian Fairy Tales

Focus on Russian fairy tales. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

RUS 370R – Studies in English Translation: Russian Topics on Women or Feminism

Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

RUS 375 – Russia Today

A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Russia. Readings, discussions and papers in English. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

SPAN 303B – Spanish Conversation and Composition: for Professionals

Intensive oral practice and improvement of oral proficiency. Application of specific grammatical concepts for development of conversational and writing skills within the context of Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

SPAN 314 – Textual and Media Analyses

Critical reading of Hispanic cultural texts. Presentation of techniques and terminology of textual criticism. Study of basic genres and media-generated artifacts and literary texts. Taught in Spanish. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

SPAN 323 – Spain Today

A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Spain. Taught in Spanish. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

WLC 278 – Introduction to Global Film

Introduction to the cinema of non-English speaking regions and cultures of the world through representative subtitled films, lectures, and readings. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Emphasis on selected national cinemas and film as a mode of cultural expression as well as on diverse cultural contexts of cinema. Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

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