International Studies Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Director: Benjamin Hadis

The purpose of this interdisciplinary minor is to provide students with an education that broadens their knowledge of the people of the world, international events, and the socio-economic and socio-political background to global affairs. To do this, it integrates area studies and the study of international problems viewed from a cross disciplinary perspective. New curricular efforts, including global perspectives in issues-oriented courses, are emphasized.

This minor provides a splendid foundation for careers in which an understanding of international economic, political, social, and cultural affairs is of importance; it also provides a foundation for graduate work in the field; and is an excellent complement to majors in the humanities, social sciences, arts and business.

Language Component (3 s.h.)

In addition to the six hours of an international language required by the university's world language requirement, students must take at least three additional semester hours in the same language. Students who demonstrate advanced level competency will be waived from this requirement.

Electives (12 s.h.)

These electives will include six semester hours in Area Studies courses that focus on the same regional area of studies: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, or the Middle East (three of these six semester hours must be in Culture and Artistic Expression; and the remaining three semester hours in Area Studies courses must be taken in Social and Political Structures); plus three semester hours each in Global Issues courses and in courses with international focus.

All elective courses retain their prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions (as applicable). Only the departments offering a course can issue exemptions from their corresponding restrictions or prerequisites. No more than six credits can be taken as electives from one alpha course code.


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINOR

Complete 21 semester hours, including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES FOR INTL MINOR

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    INTL 100 Introduction to Global Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
    INTL 400 Integrative Seminar in International Studies (3 hours seminar) 3
  2. LANGUAGE COMPONENT FOR INTL MINOR

    Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

    AMSL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language I (3 hours lecture) 3
    AMSL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language II (3 hours lecture) 3
    ARAB 121 Intermediate Arabic I (3 hours lecture) 3
    ARAB 132 Intermediate Arabic II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHIN 121 Intermediate Chinese I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHIN 132 Intermediate Chinese II (3 hours lecture) 3
    FREN 121 Intermediate French I (3 hours lecture) 3
    FREN 132 Intermediate French II (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 121 Intermediate German I (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 132 Intermediate German II (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 201 Advanced German I (3 hours lecture) 3
    GERM 202 Advanced German II (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 201 Intermediate Greek I (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 202 Intermediate Greek II (3 hours lecture) 3
    HEBR 121 Intermediate Hebrew I (3 hours lecture) 3
    HEBR 132 Intermediate Hebrew II (3 hours lecture) 3
    ITAL 103 Italian III (3 hours lecture) 3
    ITAL 104 Italian IV (3 hours lecture) 3
    ITAL 140 Comprehensive Italian III and IV (3 hours lecture) 3
    JAPN 121 Intermediate Japanese I (3 hours lecture) 3
    JAPN 132 Intermediate Japanese II (3 hours lecture) 3
    LATN 205 Intermediate Latin I (3 hours lecture) 3
    LATN 206 Intermediate Latin II (3 hours lecture) 3
    PORT 103 Portuguese III (3 hours lecture) 3
    PORT 104 Portuguese IV (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 121 Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 132 Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 201 Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 202 Advanced Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    SPAN 103 Spanish III (3 hours lecture) 3
    SPAN 104 Spanish IV (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. AREA STUDIES ELECTIVES FOR INTL MINOR

    Complete the following 2 requirements. Courses chosen must focus on the same regional area.

    1. CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

      Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

      1. .

        ANTH 115 Cultures of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
        ANTH 130 Cultures of South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
        ANTH 150 Cultures of Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        ANTH 170 Peoples of Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARAB 193 Introduction to Arab Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARAB 220 Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature (3 hour lecture) 3
        ARHT 280 Asian Art (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARHT 281 African Art: Sub-Saharan (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARHT 314 Greek Art (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARHT 332 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century (3 hours lecture) 3
        ARIN 193 Introduction to Arab Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        CHEN 210 Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society (3 hours lecture) 3
        CHIN 203 Introduction to Chinese Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        CHIN 210 Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society (3 hours lecture) 3
        CHIN 215 Popular Music and Modern Chinese Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        ENGL 230 Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        ENGL 235 Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        ENGL 278 Survey of Brazilian Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        ENLT 349 Contemporary Irish Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        ENLT 367 Contemporary African Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 145 Introduction to French Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 286 French Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 289 Francophone Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 304 French Civilization 19th and 20th Centuries (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 340 Survey of French Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 349 Francophone Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 360 French Perspectives (3 hours lecture) 3
        FREN 375 French Study Abroad 3-9
        FRIN 145 Introduction to French Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        FRIN 186 Myths and Images of Women in French Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        FRIN 260 Major Currents of Modern Thought in French Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        FRIN 286 French Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        FRIN 289 Francophone Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        GERM 351 German Civilization I (3 hours lecture) 3
        GERM 360 Modern German Prose Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
        GNHU 217 Reading Asian Cultures (3 hours lecture) 3
        GNHU 277 Italy on the Silver Screen: Topics in Italian Cinema (3 hours lecture) 3
        GNHU 286 French Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        GNHU 289 Francophone Film (3 hours lecture) 3
        GNHU 293 Russian Culture and Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
        GRIN 250 Selected Topics in German Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        GRIN 295 German Expressionism (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 276 Italy on the Silver Screen: Topics in Italian Cinema (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 340 An Introduction to Italian Literature I: Heroes, Humanists and Sages (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 341 An Introduction to Italian Literature II: The Modern, Post-modern and Beyond (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 345 Special Topics (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 375 Italian Study Abroad 3
        ITAL 381 Contemporary Italian Cultural Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 446 Italian Literature of the 19th Century I (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 447 Italian Literature of the 19th Century II: Experimentalism (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 451 Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 452 Italian Literature of the 20th Century II: A Changing Italy (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 475 Italian Women Writers (3 hours lecture) 3
        LALS 201 Perspectives on Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        LALS 205 Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
        NUFD 110 International Cuisine (2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 3
        PHIL 237 Asian Philosophy (3 hours lecture) 3
        PORT 360 Voices of the Past and Present: Portugal (3 hours lecture) 3
        PORT 362 Voices of Past and Present: Brazil (3 hours lecture) 3
        PORT 364 Luso-Brazilian Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 213 Buddhism (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 214 Classical Texts of Asian Religions (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 215 Hinduism (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 217 Taoism (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 240 Asian Religions (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 246 Islamic Religious Traditions (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 250 African Religions (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 256 Religion in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        RELG 273 The Holocaust: Religious Perspectives (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. .

        ITAL 280 20th Century Italian Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
        ITAL 380 Italian Humanism and Renaissance (3 hours lecture) 3
        RUIN 260 Selected Topics Related to Russian Culture and Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
        RUIN 293 Russian Culture & Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
        RUIN 297 Women in Russian Literature 3
        SPAN 361 Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 363 Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 374 Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 375 Spanish Study Abroad 3
        SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 439 Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 441 Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 446 The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 447 Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 460 El Quijote (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPAN 470 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
        SPAN 472 Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL STRUCTURES

      Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

      EAES 271 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 272 Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 377 Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 378 Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 405 Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 105 Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914 (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 106 Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 108 Introduction to African Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 109 Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 112 Introduction to the Modern Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 114 Early Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 115 History of Puerto Rico (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 116 Modern Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 128 Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 129 Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 131 Introduction to Indian Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 132 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 133 Modern Chinese Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 222 Economic History of Europe (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 223 Communist Revolution in China (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 323 History of Russia to 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 324 Russia Since 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 326 Modern German History (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 328 Conflict in Modern Ireland (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 330 Chinese Social History Through Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 331 History of England 1714-1914 (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 333 History of Brazil (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 334 Women in the Muslim World: A History of Representations (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 416 Church and State in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 426 The Nazi Third Reich (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 427 The Holocaust, 1939-1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 430 Revolutions in Latin American History (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 431 Development of Indian Character and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 432 Development of Japanese Character and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
      INBS 352 Economic Relations in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      INBS 358 Finance in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 204 Government and Politics of Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 206 Government and Politics of China and Japan (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 339 Contemporary Western European Politics (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 340 Government and Politics of India and South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 341 Government and Politics of Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 342 Government and Politics of the Middle East (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 343 Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 344 Government and Politics in the East European States (3 hours lecture) 3
      POLS 362 International Relations in Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. GLOBAL ISSUES FOR INTL MINOR

    Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

    ANTH 125 Anthropology of Globalization (3 hours lecture) 3
    ANTH 140 Non-Western Contributions to the Western World (3 hours lecture) 3
    BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
    BSLW 235 Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business (3 hours lecture) 3
    CMST 335 Globalization, Communication and Media (3 hours lecture) 3
    DNCE 145 World Dance (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 100 Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 101 Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 107 Earth and the Environment (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 160 The Human Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 370 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
    ECON 300 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
    ECON 303 Economic Growth and Development (3 hours lecture) 3
    ECON 403 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 255 Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 294 World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENFL 295 World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 206 World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENGL 207 World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge (3 hours lecture) 3
    ENLT 316 African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English (3 hours lecture) 3
    HIST 141 Foundations of Global Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 420 Globalization and World Development (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 430 International Financial Markets and Investment (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 330 International Environmental Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 352 Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 240 Languages of the World (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUGN 160 Introduction to Music in World Cultures (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 365 Global Environmental Politics (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 431 Globalization and Security (3 hours lecture) 3
    RELG 100 Religions of the World (3 hours lecture) 3
    RELG 225 Religion and Social Change (3 hours lecture) 3
    RELG 350 Selected Study in World Religions (3 hours lecture) 3
    RELG 460 Seminar in World Religions (3 hours seminar) 3
    SOCI 219 Sociology of Aging (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 312 Environmental Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 318 Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture) 3
    TVDM 391 International Broadcasting (3 hours lecture) 3
    WMGS 200 Transnational Feminisms (3 hours lecture) 3
  5. INTERNATIONAL FOCUS FOR INTL MINOR

    Complete 3 semester hours from the following:

    ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology (3 hours lecture) 3
    ARFI 281 Global Textiles (3 hours lecture) 3
    ARHT 101 Art in Non-Western Societies (3 hours lecture) 3
    ARHT 340 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 161 Human Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 386 People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    ECON 370 International Economics 3
    ENGL 252 Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 hours lecture) 3
    FCST 275 Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture) 3
    FINC 327 International Financial Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    GNHU 384 Introduction to Roman Law (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 250 Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 349 International Marketing (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 356 International Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    INBS 440 International Retailing (3 hours lecture) 3
    JAST 351 Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 103 Introduction to International Justice (3 lecture hours) 3
    JUST 327 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 342 Wildlife Trafficking (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 354 International Prisoners' Rights (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 356 Genocide (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 210 Introduction to General Linguistics (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 245 Language and Culture (3 hours lecture) 3
    LNGN 370 Comparative and Historical Linguistics (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 201 Comparative Politics (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 202 International Relations (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 203 International Organizations (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 303 Politics of Development and Modernization (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 351 Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 430 International Law (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 311 Urban Sociology (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 315 Social Inequality (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 334 Comparative Social Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    SOCI 404 Sociology of Religion (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

AMSL201: Intermediate American Sign Language I (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the skills acquired in Beginning ASL I and II. Emphasis will be on acquiring the ability to use ASL to converse about a wider range of topics. Students will increase their vocabularies, learn additional sentence types, and improve their skills in the use of the Manual Alphabet. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: AMSL 102.

AMSL202: Intermediate American Sign Language II (3 hours lecture)

This course is a continuation of AMSL 201. In addition to an increased vocabulary and greater fluency in the use of ASL, students will learn several structures that are absent from English and many other familiar languages. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: AMSL 201.

ANTH100: Cultural Anthropology (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the basic concepts, goals, and research strategies of anthropology, the nature of culture, its role in human experience, and its universality. Presentation of cross-cultural examples and conceptual frameworks for understanding and explaining cultural diversity. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH115: Cultures of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

The Middle East culture area in anthropological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the nature of different interlocking cultural systems which are adaptations to environmental stresses in the Middle East. The concepts of culture and society will be explored in the context of course materials. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH125: Anthropology of Globalization (3 hours lecture)

Cross-cultural perspectives on the rapid social and cultural changes spawned by globalization. The implications and consequences of globalization on society. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

ANTH130: Cultures of South Asia (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide a broad overview of society, culture, and history of South Asia. The goal is to convey the tremendous diversity of cultural expression and social plurality found in the region by focusing on specific events and concepts at scales varying from local to national, such as the emergence of nationalism, formation of nation states, and caste. The course will introduce students to an important region, home to one-fifth of the population of the world, and also help them understand contemporary political, economic, and environmental change in the subcontinent. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH140: Non-Western Contributions to the Western World (3 hours lecture)

A survey of scientific, medical, artistic, and other contributions from cultures outside the mainstream of European, North American, and Judeo-Christian history that influence our lives in the West today. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH150: Cultures of Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Study of indigenous peoples of Latin America. Surveys earliest evidence of human occupation of Middle and South America and the Caribbean; diverse origins of food production; intellectual achievements; political organization; material contributions to world culture; and aspects of early European contact and conquest. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ANTH170: Peoples of Africa (3 hours lecture)

Diversity in the lifestyles of representative African cultures; prehistory, culture change, and contemporary problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

ARAB121: Intermediate Arabic I (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed for students who have completed Arabic 101 and 112 at Montclair State University or students who have been placed at this level. Though the course continues to build on the listening comprehension skills developed in Beginning Arabic I and II, the focus is on reading and writing through the study of representative works and characteristic aspects of Arabic culture. Laboratory work is available. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARAB 112.

ARAB132: Intermediate Arabic II (3 hours lecture)

For students who have completed Arabic 121 at Montclair State University or students who have been placed at this level. Advanced development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing through the study of authentic texts, representative works and characteristic aspects of Arab life and culture. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARAB 121.

ARAB193: Introduction to Arab Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces some of the main themes and concepts of Arab culture(s) in Arabic-speaking countries. This course will highlight such topics as the history, geography, and demographics of the Arab World; the concept of ethnicity and Arab identity; the importance of religion, namely Islam; political structures in Arab societies; family structure; the role of the Arabic language; literature, cinema; music, etc. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Cross listed with ARIN 193. 3 sh.

ARAB220: Twentieth-Century Arabic Literature (3 hour lecture)

This course is designed for students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the Arabic language, as the majority of the material covered will be in Arabic. Most of the instruction, however, will be in English. The course presents representative poetry and prose composed in modern-day Arabic. We will analyze the works' principal themes and explore the times in which they were written. The purpose of the course is not only to familiarize students with Arabic literature, but to also build vocabulary, writing and grammar skills through the use of varied texts and writing assignments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARAB 132 or departmental approval.

ARFI281: Global Textiles (3 hours lecture)

Study of diverse textile traditions around the world. 3 sh.

ARHT101: Art in Non-Western Societies (3 hours lecture)

A consideration of the role of art in traditional non-western societies. Includes an examination of the integration of art into the society as a whole-the religions, economics, environment, and social order. The role art plays in social change and how it is affected by social change. Meets the Gen Ed 2002- Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 220 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT280: Asian Art (3 hours lecture)

The arts and material culture of China, Korea, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. How Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam commerce and migration shaped traditional Asian arts and societies. Specific focus defined by the professor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits by permission of department. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 327 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHT281: African Art: Sub-Saharan (3 hours lecture)

The art and material cultures of Africa from prehistoric remains to contemporary art: stylistic groupings; relation to ceremony and to daily life; symbolism; and relations to the arts of other cultures. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 458 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHT314: Greek Art (3 hours lecture)

Greek art and material culture including painting, sculpture and architecture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Fulfills the Ancient art requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 328 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT332: Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century (3 hours lecture)

The great masters of the Cinquecento: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgione and Titan; the emergence of Mannerist art and architecture in Rome, Venice, Florence and Bologna. Fulfills the Renaissance requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201 or GNED 202 or HONP 201 or HONP 202 or ARDW 200 or ARDW 201 or ARPH 200 or MUGN 241 or RELG 221 or ENFL 208 or ARHT 200 or ARHT 202 or ARHT 203 or ARHT 280 or ARHT 281 or ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT340: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art (3 hours lecture)

The art and material culture of Western Europe from 1600 to 1800; Baroque and Rococo styles with emphasis on El Greco, Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Watteau. Fulfills the Baroque requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 325 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARIN193: Introduction to Arab Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces some of the main themes and concepts of Arab culture(s) in Arabic-speaking countries. This course will highlight such topics as: the history, geography, and demographics of the Arab World; the concept of ethnicity and Arab identity; the importance of religion, namely Islam; political structures in Arab societies; family structure; the role of the Arabic language; literature; cinema; music, etc. Course conducted in English. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Cross listed with ARAB 193. Previous course ARIN 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

BIOL300: Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of ecological problems of today's population trends and control, food production, environmental deterioration, waste disposal etc. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or higher.

BSLW235: Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment of Business (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on the interrelationship of social policies, the legal system, and global business practices in society, with emphasis on the rapidly changing business-legal environment. The relationship among governmental, ethical, social and business issues will also be examined. Previous course BSLW 264 effective through Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

CHEN210: Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society (3 hours lecture)

"Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society" is an advanced language and cultural course on Chinese cinema and society since the 1980s. It introduces students to contemporary Chinese society in term of politics, economy, and art by focusing on representative works of both Chinese art films and mainstream popular films and the transformation of Chinese film industry in the age of globalization. Cross-listed with CHIN 210: students enrolling in CHIN 210 will do the written work in Chinese, and students enrolling in CHEN 210 will do the written work in English. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 132 or departmental approval.

CHIN121: Intermediate Chinese I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first semester of a second year course in the Chinese (Mandarin) language. The course will continue to build the skills in spoken Chinese developed in Beginning Chinese I and II. However, the focus of this course will be reading and writing. The reading and writing components will be gradually increased to at least fifty percent of the course content. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course CHIN 201 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 112.

CHIN132: Intermediate Chinese II (3 hours lecture)

This course will complete the Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) sequence. The increased emphasis on reading and writing, begun in Intermediate Chinese I, will continue. Reading and writing skills, along with vocabulary building, will be the focus of the course, although speaking will continue to be important. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course CHIN 202 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 121.

CHIN203: Introduction to Chinese Culture (3 hours lecture)

This is an advanced Chinese language course which combines language learning with understanding and interpretation of authentic Mandarin Chinese texts. Primarily drawing on historical documents, literature, and films of Chinese culture in the twentieth century, this course introduces students to key aspects of Chinese tradition, politics, society, and culture while bringing their experience of learning Chinese up to a new level. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 132.

CHIN210: Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society (3 hours lecture)

"Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Society" is an advanced language and cultural course on Chinese cinema and society since the 1980s. It introduces students to contemporary Chinese society in term of politics, economy, and art by focusing on representative works of both Chinese art films and mainstream popular films and the transformation of Chinese film industry in the age of globalization. Cross-listed with CHEN 210: students enrolling in CHIN 210 will do the written work in Chinese, and students enrolling in CHEN 210 will do the written work in English. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 132 or departmental approval.

CHIN215: Popular Music and Modern Chinese Culture (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on learning higher-intermediate/advanced Chinese language through popular music in the context of modern Chinese culture. Each song is associated with a cluster of tasks that compose the "cultural texts" of this course and are intended to enhance students' vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, online research, and writing skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHIN 132 or departmental approval.

CMST335: Globalization, Communication and Media (3 hours lecture)

The course provides an overview of contemporary issues in global communication and media. Students explore emerging communication and information technologies and how they transform cultural identities and communities, global circuits of images and ideologies, and the global flows of politics, advertising, news and entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 210.

DNCE145: World Dance (3 hours lecture)

The distinctive techniques customarily related to specific non-western cultures. The groups studied will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve (12) credits. Meets the World Cultures Requirement. If taken more than once, must be with a different cultural content. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Previous course DNCE 245 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval required.

EAES100: Principles of Geography (3 hours lecture)

The course studies the major elements of the natural environment and their interrelation. The principles and processes essential to the understanding of the natural environmental system and their significance are stressed. The elements studied include: atmosphere, weather and climate, continents, landforms, river systems, ocean currents and tides, soils, vegetation, animal and marine life. Previous course EUGS 100 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES101: Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

An introduction to the physical characteristics of planet earth. The focus is on processes and interactions of the four components of the earth system: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. An understanding of the human impact on earth systems is also developed and maintained in perspective. Satellite information, aerial photography, maps, charts and other Geographic Information Systems technologies are used to study planet earth in this course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 107 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES107: Earth and the Environment (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The study of the natural processes of the earth and the effects of human activities on the environment. Earth materials, processes and systems, and the engineering properties of natural materials will be discussed, as well as pollution of soil, water and air. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 125 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES160: The Human Environment (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary course which explains the human impact, as social groups and individuals, on the natural environment. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness between natural processes and social, economic, cultural, technological, and political culture. Critical environmental issues are discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course ENVR 109 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES161: Human Geography (3 hours lecture)

Human Geography presents the interaction of culture and environment. Variations in environment and culture result in great differences how culture is imprinted upon the environment. The role of politics, language, religion, economics, urban systems, and technology reveal the relative intensity with which culture roots in nature. Emphasis is upon culture as a force that shapes the human use of the earth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 101 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES170: World Geography (3 hours lecture)

World geography aims to present essential facts and concepts about the natural and human environment of major regions and countries. The course presents a picture of regions as developed through the interactions of natural, cultural, economic and political forces. Geopolitical, social and economic relationships between and among countries are studied. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 102 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES271: Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3 hours lecture)

Regional analysis of East Asia (China and Japan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia): (1) physical environments; (2) human landscape and their cultural heritages; (3) contemporary issues including economic development, political configurations, and environmental problems. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Previous course EUGS 207 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES272: Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

"Land and Life in Latin America" is a regional survey course that explores and explains the physical-human interface and the constantly changing environmental societal needs. The course focuses on the functional processes that mold contemporary states and regional realignments. Emphasis is upon environmental conservation, demographic transitions, the role of culture and politics to foster a viable ecumene. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course EUGS 208 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES370: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. Previous course EUGS 300 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES377: Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture)

Topical and regional study of African soils, vegetation, climate, physiography, mineral resources and other aspects of the physical environment in the light of man's habitation of the continent. Previous course EUGS 412 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES378: Geography of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

Topical study of area extending from Morocco to Iran: arid land agriculture, nomadism, land tenure systems, settlement patterns, problems of industrial development, and socio-economic and military implications of region's oil wealth. Includes Arab culture and Islamic influences on urban and rural landscapes. Previous course EUGS 413 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES386: People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction and cross-cultural investigation of the processes of urbanism and urbanization: formation, structure and functioning of cities throughout the world. Previous course EUGS 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 210, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

ECON300: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or EAES 161 or EAES 170. Major within School of Business.

ECON303: Economic Growth and Development (3 hours lecture)

Problems of hastening the growth of countries with low incomes per person; the requisites for the economic development, the obstacles to such development, the strategy and tactics of development and aid for development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207. Major within School of Business.

ECON370: International Economics

This course is designed to introduce students to economic globalization and the resulting integrated world in general, and principles and policies guiding flows of trade and investment in particular. The major areas of focus include trends in international trade and investment, causes and effect of trade and investment flows, multilateral institutions and world trading system, political economy of trade and investment policies, international payment accounts, multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment, exchange rate determination, and international policy coordination. (Students completing this course will not be able to take INBS 370 as an elective.) Previous course ECON 402 effective through Fall 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207 or ECON 208. Major within School of Business.

ECON403: Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours lecture)

The economic systems of planned and mixed economies with special emphasis on the Soviet Union, China, the United Kingdom, the Scandinavian countries and the United States. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102. Major within School of Business, Russian Area Studies Minor.

ECON405: Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 hours lecture)

An examination of economic policies in Africa as they affect prospects for growth and development of the region. Students will engage in a variety of research projects that combine theory with analytical tools to derive policy-relevant findings. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and 207. Major within School of Business, African-American Studies minor.

ENFL255: Major Film Movements (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on films from a specific historical, industrial or cultural context or with shared aesthetic concerns and representational objectives. Within that framework, films will be selected from a variety of film-producing countries including France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria and the United States. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENFL294: World Film Before 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made before 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of early cinemas around the world, emphasizing their most significant differences and similarities with American silent cinema and classical Hollywood cinema. The course will engage with the work of non-American film inventors and pioneers, silent film styles such as French impressionism, German expressionism and Soviet montage, and important early sound cinemas in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Previous course ENFL 354 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENFL295: World Film After 1945 (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the major styles, movements and analytical frameworks associated with non-American cinema made after 1945. Course content will reflect the variety of world film production after World War II, emphasizing its most significant differences and similarities with American postwar cinema. The course will engage with important non-American film movements such as the French New Wave, New German Cinema and Brazilian Cinema Novo, national film industries with global reach such as Bollywood and Nollywood, and transnational/subnational fllmmaking traditions such as diasporic cinema. Previous course ENFL 355 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208 or ENFL 255 or ENFL 260 or ENFL 265.

ENGL206: World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme (3 hours lecture)

This course combines Western with non-Western works to approximate an approach to a "global perspective" on literature. It is designed to introduce the student to major works of world literature; to foster an international literary sensibility; to present a variety of cultural perspectives in a context which demonstrates how they are interrelated: to present students with assignments that will direct them toward developing skills of literary analysis and interpretation; and to guide students in deepening their awareness of the connections between national literatures and their cultural contexts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Previous course ENLT 206 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ENGL207: World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge (3 hours lecture)

Organized around the premise that writers have two fundamental ways of responding to the challenge of their culture, conformity or dissent, this course will present literary works in pairs that represent opposing ways of responding to the same subject. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Previous course ENLT 207 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ENGL230: Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture)

Through an exploration of writings by and about Muslim women in various parts of the world, students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the variety of aesthetic forms and narrative structures embodied therein. Representation in other cultural forms such as film will also be looked at to challenge monolithic assumptions. Previous course ENLT 230 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL235: Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature (3 hours lecture)

Students of contemporary Chinese women's literature will analyze specific narrative techniques used in the representation of women in light of the literary inscriptions of place, family, history, gender, sexual politics, nationalism, and transnationalism. Students will examine how these narratives raise questions about Chinese origins, memories, desires and subjectivities in the age of globalization. Our primary focus will be on fiction written by women from mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora. Previous course ENLT 235 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL252: Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 hours lecture)

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. Satisfies the departmental major requirement in comparative literature. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. Previous course ENLT 250 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENGL278: Survey of Brazilian Literature (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the literature of Brazil focusing on the second half of the 19th Century and continuing to the present day . The course is taught entirely in English. Major movements such as lndianismo, Brazilian Modernism, the "Cannibalist" approach, the Generation of 1945 and Concretism will be explored. The course will address a number of themes, such as the invention of national identity; the history of slavery; the celebration of interracial erotic desire; gender and its relationship to power; Catholicism and candomble; "Third World" capitalism and class struggle; and the politics of samba and carnival as represented in the national literature. Previous course ENLT 240 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT316: African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English (3 hours lecture)

"African, Asian, and Caribbean Literature in English" will include four genres: prose, poetry, drama, and performance pieces. Significant connections will be drawn among the varieties of English and the thematic and critical issues being raised by experts who are studying these literatures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT349: Contemporary Irish Literature (3 hours lecture)

A study of contemporary Irish writers reflecting cultural, social, political, economic and class changes since the Irish Revival period. Writers include Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Eavan Boland, and Brian Friel. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

ENLT367: Contemporary African Literature (3 hours lecture)

A comparative study of the literatures of African writers from countries with a history of British colonialism dating from the 1960's to the present. Topics will include: forms of storytelling and narrative representation; contemporary issues and themes in postcolonial texts; political and aesthetic frameworks; and dissemination of African literatures in a global market. ENLT 206 or 207 recommended. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

FCST275: Comparative Studies of Global Families (3 hours lecture)

In this course, students learn about similarities and differences among families in different cultures and countries by gathering, reviewing, and discussing various types of data and information. They engage in analytic and self-reflective review of dynamic family issues and practices in regard to mate selection and marriage; parenting; and aging and death. Their comparative, international research on families enhances their understanding of their own families' multicultural heritages and respect for families from different cultures, countries, and contexts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105, PSYC 101 or HONP 101.

FINC327: International Financial Management (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to multinational business finance. Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate forecasting. Balance of payment accounts, measures of surplus or deficit and their relevance to financial planning. International financial markets and international banking. Import and export financing. Positioning of funds. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FINC 300 or FINC 321; major within the School of Business.

FREN121: Intermediate French I (3 hours lecture)

Developing of listening, reading and speaking ability through study of representative works and characteristic aspects of French life and culture. Laboratory work available. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

FREN132: Intermediate French II (3 hours lecture)

Developing of listening, reading, and speaking ability through study of representative works and characteristic aspects of French life and culture. Laboratory work available. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

FREN145: Introduction to French Culture (3 hours lecture)

Various aspects of contemporary France such as politics, education, social and artistic movements. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 121.

FREN286: French Film (3 hours lecture)

Development of film art with special emphasis on the contemporary period. Course taught in English. Work done in French by those taking it for French major credit and in English by those taking it as a general elective. Cross listed with French, German and Russian FRIN 286 and Classics and General Humanities GNHU 286. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FREN289: Francophone Film (3 hours lecture)

This course will use cinema as a tool and medium for the critical analysis of artistic and cultural discourse, and will introduce students to postcolonial Francophone cultures outside of metropolitan France and the western French-speaking world (Africa and the Caribbean). Cross listed with French, German, and Russian, FRIN 289 and Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 289. Course taught in English. Work done in French by those taking it for French major credit and in English by those taking it as an elective. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 204. Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FREN304: French Civilization 19th and 20th Centuries (3 hours lecture)

Various aspects of the material, intellectual, artistic, and spiritual life of France. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 204 or departmental approval.

FREN340: Survey of French Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Development of principal poetic movements with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 204 or departmental approval.

FREN349: Francophone Literature (3 hours lecture)

Literature of French expression outside continental France. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 204 or departmental approval.

FREN360: French Perspectives (3 hours lecture)

The history of ideas in France since World War II. Emphasizes the interrelationship of political, social, and philosophic thinking. Taught in French. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FREN 204 or departmental approval.

FREN375: French Study Abroad

Study at a university in a French speaking country to gain first-hand knowledge of the historical, social, economic, and cultural life of the country. Credit by evaluation. 3 - 9 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

FRIN145: Introduction to French Culture (3 hours lecture)

Various aspects of contemporary France such as politics, education, social and artistic movements. 3 sh.

FRIN186: Myths and Images of Women in French Literature (3 hours lecture)

Literary treatments of female characters in representative works from the Middle Ages to the present. Taught in English. Cross listed with Classics, GNHU 186. 3 sh.

FRIN260: Major Currents of Modern Thought in French Literature (3 hours lecture)

Study of the dominant social, theological and aesthetic movements in French literature through selected works of prose and drama from the beginning of the century to the present. Taught in English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or GNHU 156 or FRIN 156 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FRIN286: French Film (3 hours lecture)

Development of film art with special emphasis on contemporary period. Taught in English. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 286, and French, German and Russian, FREN 286. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FRIN289: Francophone Film (3 hours lecture)

This course will use cinema as a tool and medium for the critical analysis of artistic and cultural discourse, and will introduce students to postcolonial Francophone cultures outside of metropolitan France and the western French-speaking world (Africa and the Caribbean). Taught in English. Cross listed with French, German, and Russian FREN 289 and Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 289. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

GERM121: Intermediate German I (3 hours lecture)

Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of German elsewhere. Further development of the ability to understand, speak, read and write German, with emphasis on speaking. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 112.

GERM132: Intermediate German II (3 hours lecture)

Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of German elsewhere. Further development of the ability to understand, speak, read and write German, with emphasis on speaking. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 121.

GERM201: Advanced German I (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of intermediate German on a more advanced level. Students must follow class instruction in German, speak and write simple idiomatic German and read and discuss increasingly difficult assignments in literary German, particularly in the second semester. Required for freshman majors, who are given admission preference. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course GERM 151 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 132.

GERM202: Advanced German II (3 hours lecture)

Students must follow class instruction in German, speak and write simple idiomatic German and read and discuss increasingly difficult assignments in literary German, particularly in the second semester. Required for freshman majors, who are given admission preference. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course GERM 152 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 201.

GERM351: German Civilization I (3 hours lecture)

Epochs and trends in German culture and civilization from the beginnings until Romanticism. The cultural aspects dealt with will include, but not be limited to, literature and the arts, geography, history, politics and folklore. Required of Junior majors, who are given admission preference. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 201 or departmental approval.

GERM360: Modern German Prose Fiction (3 hours lecture)

Reading and discussion of great German novels and novellas of the 19th and 20th centuries; the personal and stylistic characteristics of the authors; the literary periods they represent. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GERM 121 or departmental approval.

GNHU217: Reading Asian Cultures (3 hours lecture)

This course is an introduction to a wide range of cultural traditions across Asia as seen through a spectrum of cultural objects. Particular emphasis will be given to the cultural accomplishments of China, Japan, and India, and these will be read in their cultural and historical contexts. Students can expect to read poetry, drama, and prose, view a variety of art forms, and listen to musical styles from ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze complex cultural objects as well as the traditions behind them. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151; or ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

GNHU277: Italy on the Silver Screen: Topics in Italian Cinema (3 hours lecture)

A course focusing on the major exponents of and themes in Italian cinema from Neo-Realism to the present. The selected films, illustrating a variety of styles and ideological underpinnings, explore crucial moments in the development of modern Italian society. Topics for a given semester will be selected from the following: film aesthetics and film theory, the development of the Italian cinema industry, history in cinema, national identity, immigration and ethnicity, representations of masculinity and femininity, the class struggle, and cinematic adaptations of literary works. Taught in English. Cross listed with Spanish and Italian ITAL 276. Starting Winter 2016: A course focusing on the major exponents of and themes in Italian cinema from Neo-Realism to the present. The selected films, illustrating a variety of styles and ideological underpinnings, explore crucial moments in the development of modern Italian society. Topics for a given semester will be selected from the following: film aesthetics and film theory, the development of the Italian cinema industry, history in cinema, national identity, immigration and ethnicity, representations of masculinity and femininity, the class struggle, and cinematic adaptations of literary works. Taught in English. Cross listed with Spanish and Italian ITAL 277. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or ENWR 106 or HONP 101 or GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or departmental approval.

GNHU286: French Film (3 hours lecture)

Development of film art with special emphasis on the contemporary period. Cross listed with Modern Languages and Literatures, FREN 286 and FRIN 286. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

GNHU289: Francophone Film (3 hours lecture)

This course will use cinema as a tool and medium for the critical analysis of artistic and cultural discourse, and will introduce students to postcolonial Francophone cultures outside of metropolitan France and the western French-speaking world (Africa and the Caribbean). Taught in English. Cross listed with Modern Languages and Literatures, FREN 289 and FRIN 289 Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or FRIN 145 or FREN 132 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

GNHU293: Russian Culture and Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The history of Russian culture from the early stages of Slavic civilization to the contemporary post-Soviet Russian Federation. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the arts, especially literature, as a reflection of philosophical, political, and cultural change. No knowledge of Russian is required. Cross listed with Modern Languages and Literatures, RUIN 293. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

GNHU384: Introduction to Roman Law (3 hours lecture)

The role of law in Roman history and society. Social structure and family law. The law and slavery. Property, contracts, and delicts. Legal forms, legal fictions, and the response of law to new conditions. Roman law in the Medieval and Modern periods. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101 or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 201 or GNHU 281 or GNHU 282 or HIST 281 or HIST 282 or JURI 210 or LAWS 200.

GREK201: Intermediate Greek I (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Greek prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 102 or departmental approval.

GREK202: Intermediate Greek II (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Greek prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 201 or departmental approval.

GRIN250: Selected Topics in German Literature and Culture (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of a timely topic or significant area of German literature or culture. The specific topic will be announced at the appropriate time before registration begins. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

GRIN295: German Expressionism (3 hours lecture)

Various aspects of German expressionism, encompassing roughly the period between the two world wars; the political and social climate of the Weimar republic; literature, painting, sculpture, and music, and the film of that era; defining expressionism as a specific historical period as well as a perennial stylistic device. Taught in English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

HEBR121: Intermediate Hebrew I (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Hebrew I and II at Montclair State University or who have been placed at this level after taking the placement exam. Though the course continues to build on the listening comprehension and speaking skills developed in Beginning Hebrew I and II, the course focuses on reading and writing through the study of representative works and characteristic aspects of modern Israeli Jewish culture. Laboratory work available. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HEBR 101 and HEBR 112.

HEBR132: Intermediate Hebrew II (3 hours lecture)

For students who have completed Intermediate Hebrew I at Montclair State University or students who have been placed at this level after taking the placement exam. Advanced development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the study of authentic texts, representative works, and characteristic aspects of Israeli life and Jewish culture. Laboratory work is available. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HEBR 121.

HIST105: Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914 (3 hours lecture)

The emergence of Europe as a distinctive world civilization. The development of ideas, institutions and technologies from medieval times to World War I. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

HIST106: Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present (3 hours lecture)

European society in transition since World War I. The role of two world wars in shaping contemporary times. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

HIST108: Introduction to African Civilization (3 hours lecture)

Pre-colonial African civilization and its eclipse under slavery and the colonial onslaught. Principal social, political and cultural systems of the period. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST109: Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3 hours lecture)

Examination of various institutions and value systems in Islam which characterize it as a major civilization. Important cultural developments as they are affected by the process of transition. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST112: Introduction to the Modern Middle East (3 hours lecture)

This course aims to offer a general survey of the important themes and developments in Modern Middle Eastern History from 1750 to the present. By the end of the course, students should gain an appreciation of some of the major topics and issues that are central to the understanding of the Modern Middle East. Students will consider the social political and cultural history of the late eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century Middle East. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western. 3 sh.

HIST114: Early Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide a background in the main issues, themes and events in the history of colonial Latin America, including an introduction to the pre-contact (pre-1492) histories of Spain, Portugal and the Americas. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST115: History of Puerto Rico (3 hours lecture)

The history and culture of Puerto Rico and interaction with Spain, Latin America and the United States. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST116: Modern Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course offers an introduction to the history of Latin America, with an emphasis on the period since the 1810s. Students unfamiliar with the region should emerge from the course with a firm grounding in the major themes of modern Latin American history. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

HIST128: Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration (3 hours lecture)

This is an introductory survey course in Japanese history from earliest times to the Meiji (1868-1912). It is a first step in Japan studies designed to provide a broad, useful, working knowledge of key aspects of traditional Japan. Culture, politics, society and economy will be built into a chronological, historical structure. Japan's uniqueness will be outlined against a background of greater East Asian and world interactions. This course will stand on its own, but will also serve as a useful background to understanding modern and contemporary Japan. The course also aspires to sensitizing students to the inherent value of East Asian culture as a part of human richness and diversity. 3 sh.

HIST129: Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa (3 hours lecture)

This is an introductory survey course in Japanese history from the Meiji (1868-1912) through the Showa (1925-present). While it would be useful to study premodern Japan before taking this course, modern Japan does stand on its own. A review of traditional Japan will be followed by study of the dynamic interaction of Japan and the West during the 19th Century. Japan's expansionism, World War II and the postwar period will be important topics. Cultural, military, economic, political, and social developments will be discussed in historical settings. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the unique dynamics of Japan's development as a modern nation state and to explore the likely progress of Japan into the 21st Century. 3 sh.

HIST131: Introduction to Indian Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The early history of India, 3000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. Principal religions, political and literary works, and their insights into Indian social values and institutions. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST132: Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The early history of China, 2000 B.C. to 1300 A.D. Principal social, political and metaphysical-philosophic works, corresponding values and institutions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST133: Modern Chinese Civilization (3 hours lecture)

Modern China, 1600 to the present. Changes in values and mutual influence of East and West, studied through literary, philosophical, anthropological, historical and artistic works. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

HIST141: Foundations of Global Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The increasing interaction between world cultures and civilizations during A.D. 1500-1914. The central role of Europe in the development of the first global phase of world history to 1914. Cultural confrontation between West and non-West in the age of Modern Imperialism. 3 sh.

HIST222: Economic History of Europe (3 hours lecture)

European economic development from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on the first industrial revolution in Britain; comparing 19th century economic growth in Britain, France, Germany and Russia. Cross listed with Economics and Finance, ECON 222. 3 sh.

HIST223: Communist Revolution in China (3 hours lecture)

Ideological and historical significance studied against the background of domestic and international events, personalities and ideologies. 3 sh.

HIST323: History of Russia to 1917 (3 hours lecture)

Factors shaping the Russian people: Byzantium and Greek Orthodox faith, Tartar state organization, the Mir, Westernization from Peter to Lenin, intellectual and radical movements. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST324: Russia Since 1917 (3 hours lecture)

Political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the Soviet Union and Russia; the relationship of ideology and national goals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST326: Modern German History (3 hours lecture)

German society, culture and politics from 1789 to the present. The formation of a unified state in the nineteenth century. The effects of World War I and of National Socialism. The division of Germany after World War II and the reunification of the country in 1989-90. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST328: Conflict in Modern Ireland (3 hours lecture)

A history of Irish nationalism with emphasis on the period from 1782 to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST330: Chinese Social History Through Literature (3 hours lecture)

Masterpieces of the Chinese literary tradition from earliest times to the 20th century. Literary genre in historical perspective and as expression of social and cultural values. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST331: History of England 1714-1914 (3 hours lecture)

Political, social and economic history from the Hanoverian succession to the 20th century: Industrial Revolution, changing balance of the constitution, British imperialism, the Irish question. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST333: History of Brazil (3 hours lecture)

Traces the historical development from the pre-historical Indian cultures to the 1970s; covers the social, cultural, political, economic and religious aspects of the largest Latin-American nation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST334: Women in the Muslim World: A History of Representations (3 hours lecture)

A survey of writings by and about Muslim women examined historiographically. We examine conventional wisdom about Muslim women through the ages, and how this "wisdom" was constructed: Who wrote about Muslim women? When? How? What purposes have these writings served at different times and places since the inception of Islam and during the course of its 1,500 year history. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Passing grade in the following: HIST 100; HIST 117 or 118; HIST 103 or 105 or 106; 108 or 109 or 114 or 116 or 128 or 129 or 131 or 132 or 133.

HIST416: Church and State in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

The Roman Catholic church as the major spiritual institution as well as a cultural, moral, political and economic force in Latin America. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST426: The Nazi Third Reich (3 hours lecture)

Major economic, social, political and intellectual developments in 20th century Germany. Demise of Weimar Republic and ascension of Nazi Third Reich. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST427: The Holocaust, 1939-1945 (3 hours lecture)

The history of the Holocaust and an overview of its representations in the academic historiography as well as in literary and autobiographical texts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST430: Revolutions in Latin American History (3 hours lecture)

Examines and compares the causes, course and consequences of three major social revolutions in Latin America: Mexico (1910), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959). 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST431: Development of Indian Character and Culture (3 hours lecture)

The historical conditioning of Indian behavior. Culture change in the perspective of colonialism and modernization; contributions of religion to social and political values and modern literature. Cross listed with Anthropology, ANTH 431. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 OR HIST 100.

HIST432: Development of Japanese Character and Culture (3 hours lecture)

The historical conditioning of Japanese behavior. Cultural change in the perspective of traditional periodization of Japanese history. Contributions of religion and philosophy to defining social values. Cross listed with Anthropology, ANTH 432. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 OR HIST 100; and HIST 117 or HIST 118.

INBS250: Introduction to International Business (3 hours lecture)

The course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the dynamics of the global economy, international trade and investment and their linkages with the U.S. economy. Students will learn the fundamentals and interrelationships among the components of international business operations. An emphasis will be on the role of multinational institutions and the cultural, economic, legal, and political environments facing businesses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 102 or ECON 202.

INBS349: International Marketing (3 hours lecture)

This course reviews and compares the marketing efforts and specific strategies which firms employ in different cultural, political, economic, and legal environments. Students examine changing international markets, exploring how firms need to quickly adapt to global competition. Issues to be examined include global sourcing, international alliances, export regulation, regional trade areas, and the influence of multinational firms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MKTG 240 or INBS 250. Major within School of Business, Spanish and International Business (SPIB) minor.

INBS352: Economic Relations in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

In the context of global trade and investment initiatives, the course focuses on the motivation and gains from the operating regional trade agreements in the Western Hemisphere. Critical analysis of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Common Market (CACM), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Andean Community (AC), and the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) receive special attention in this course. New initiatives in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and their significance for global integration of Latin America are also highlighted in this course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 250 or LALS 201. Major within School of Business, Spanish and International Business Minor, Latin American and Latino Studies Minor.

INBS356: International Management (3 hours lecture)

Managing organizations in foreign markets is much more complex than managing them in the domestic market. This course emphasizes international/cross-cultural management, including the impact of the foreign country's culture, legal system, government, economics, technology, and political system on entry strategies, organizational structures, leadership styles, motivation techniques, human resources management, and controls. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 250. Major within School of Business, Spanish and International Business (SPIB) minor.

INBS358: Finance in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide a framework coupled with a "hands-on" approach relating to investments and overall exposure to Latin America economies. The perspective is that of the financial manager, responsible for real investments in the Latin America economies as well as investment managers, responsible for investment portfolios in the markets of these economies. This course also discusses several outstanding problems of Latin America economies including foreign exchange risk, political risk, and country risk. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 250. Major within School of Business, Spanish and International Business (SPIB) minor.

INBS420: Globalization and World Development (3 hours lecture)

In-depth analysis of current issues faced by developing countries in a continuously integrating world. Analyzes the effect of international trade and international financial markets on a country's development path and changes within. Highlights the role of industrialized nations and multilateral institutions in world development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 370 or INBS 380 or FINC 327 or ECON 370. Major within School of Business.

INBS430: International Financial Markets and Investment (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on the current developments and market structure of major international financial markets such as Euro currency, global bond, Euro credit and global equity markets as well as the risks and investment opportunities faced by business operating in these markets. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 370 or INBS 380 or FINC 327 or ECON 370. Major within School of Business.

INBS440: International Retailing (3 hours lecture)

A study of international retailing covering such areas as: (1) retail institutions modi operandi variations from country to country, (2) effects of economic growth, cultural, legal-political and technological environment, (3) the West versus less developed countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the emerging free Eastern Europe, (4) know-how of retailing: business concepts, operating policies, managerial dimensions, (5) foreign direct investments in retailing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: INBS 349. Major within School of Business.

INTL100: Introduction to Global Issues (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to study, in a cross-cultural context, a number of topics which are of a global nature and affect humanity in profound ways and which may influence the evolution of world trends. This course is taught by an interdisciplinary faculty team. 3 sh.

INTL400: Integrative Seminar in International Studies (3 hours seminar)

Directed research and preparation of seminar reports and written papers on topics which utilize comparative as well as interrelated approaches to international and global issues and themes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Program director's approval.

ITAL103: Italian III (3 hours lecture)

For students who took Italian II at Montclair State University, students with three years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The strengthening of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio, cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

ITAL104: Italian IV (3 hours lecture)

For students who took Italian III at Montclair State University, students with four years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The strengthening of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio, cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

ITAL140: Comprehensive Italian III and IV (3 hours lecture)

Intermediate Italian III and IV in one semester. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

ITAL276: Italy on the Silver Screen: Topics in Italian Cinema (3 hours lecture)

A course focusing on the major exponents of and themes in Italian cinema from Neo-Realism to the present. The selected films, illustrating a variety of styles and ideological underpinnings, explore crucial moments in the development of modern Italian society. Topics for a given semester will be selected from the following: film aesthetics and film theory, the development of the Italian cinema industry, history in cinema, national identity, immigration and ethnicity, representations of masculinity and femininity, the class struggle, and cinematic adaptations of literary works. Taught in English. Cross listed with Classics GNHU 277. Offered as ITAL 276 through Fall 2015. To become ITAL 277 effective Winter 2016. 3 sh.

ITAL280: 20th Century Italian Literature (3 hours lecture)

Selected writers illustrating the main currents of 20th century Italian literature: Pirandello, Ungaretti, Montale, Pavese, Betti, Vittorini, Silone, Moravia and others. Taught in English. Not for major credit. Previous course SPIN 280 effective through Winter 2015. 3 sh.

ITAL340: An Introduction to Italian Literature I: Heroes, Humanists and Sages (3 hours lecture)

An overview of some of the more significant literary trends in Italy from the first texts in a nascent Italian language up to and including the 1700s. The focus will be on representative literary texts and the fundamentals of literary analysis, accompanied by the study of the historical events and power structures influencing literary production and language usage, the changing role of the writer/intellectual, questions of identity, trends in music, the figurative arts, architecture, and fashion, autobiography and personal correspondence. Required for majors. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 242.

ITAL341: An Introduction to Italian Literature II: The Modern, Post-modern and Beyond (3 hours lecture)

An overview of some of the more significant literary trends in Italy from the Enlightenment to the Postmodern and contemporary periods. Students discuss the construction of Italy as a nation and its appointment with modernity, questions of identity, and trends in the figurative arts, architecture, and fashion. The course also serves as an introduction to the principles of literary analysis and criticism. Required for majors. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 242.

ITAL345: Special Topics (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore one aspect of Italian language, literature or cultural studies that is either not covered in the curriculum or deserves more in-depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. The specific topic will be announced each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated twice for a total of 6 credits. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 243.

ITAL375: Italian Study Abroad

Study at an Italian university to gain firsthand knowledge of the historical, social, economic and cultural life of Italy. Credit by evaluation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ITAL380: Italian Humanism and Renaissance (3 hours lecture)

The works of Petrarch, Boccaccio and Machiavelli, and a secondary consideration of works of other authors of the Renaissance. Taught in English. Not for major credit. Previous course SPIN 380 effective through Winter 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ITAL381: Contemporary Italian Cultural Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to and critical assessment of social, political, historical, economic, and religious aspects of Italian life through a wide range of subtopics such as immigration, racism, identity, ethnicity, popular culture, stardom, icon worship, and others in search of a broader understanding of Italian culture. Interdisciplinary methodologies based on cultural anthropology and sociology and critical and theoretical approaches such as Gramscian Marxism, Feminism, and Postmodernism are employed to question the humanistic distinction between high and low culture. Comparisons drawn between Italian and American cultures. Required for majors. Taught in English. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Italian majors or minors or departmental approval.

ITAL446: Italian Literature of the 19th Century I (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore the thought of the three foremost authors and founders of modern Italian culture Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Manzoni and Giacomo Leopardi through analytical readings of their literary works. Narrative, philosophical and poetic texts such as Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis, I promessi sposi, Canti and Operette morali, will be examined against the background of European Romanticism and the dramatic changes in aesthetic and literary tastes occasioned by the revolutionary movements and conflicts of this period. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 340 or 341.

ITAL447: Italian Literature of the 19th Century II: Experimentalism (3 hours lecture)

Students examine the narrative and poetic works of 19th-century authors such as Carducci, Pascoli, Verga, Fogazzaro, and D'Annunzio and contrast late-Romanticism, Verismo, and Decadentism in Italy with their European counterparts. This course also provides an account of Italian unification, the Risorgimento, as told through its heroes, allegories, and myths. Students are introduced to protomodern but less studied literary currents like the "romanzo nero" (Gothic novel), viewed as an expression of industrialization and sociopolitical instability. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 340 or 341.

ITAL451: Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy (3 hours lecture)

An examination of the major narrative, poetic, and philosophical works of authors of the first half of the 20th Century, such as Ungaretti, Quasimodo, Montale, Aleramo, Svevo, and Pirandello, positioned within the context of European Modernism and the historical avant-gardes. This course introduces students to Fascism and the Resistance with attention given to class struggle and the role of women. Other topics include a discussion of Italian society at the turn of the century, immigration and imperialism. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 340 or 341.

ITAL452: Italian Literature of the 20th Century II: A Changing Italy (3 hours lecture)

Advanced literary analysis of representative texts from different genres from the postwar period to the end of the 20th Century. Topics discussed include modern Italian literature's relationship to the vital shifts in postwar Italian society: the "economic miracle", the Cold War, external and internal emigration, student revolts, the class struggle, women's rights and Italian feminism, terrorism in Italy, regionalism, immigration, and multiculturalism, military and cultural imperialism, the role of technology in everyday life and Italy's changing role in the international arena. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 340 or 341.

ITAL475: Italian Women Writers (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to introduce students to notable Italian female authors and their works. The texts will be presented within a historical and theoretical context: students will consider the evolution of the women's movement in Italy and feminist theory in their literary analyses. Students will explore relevant themes such as relationships among women, motherhood, the marginalization of women, and female creativity. Reference will be made, where pertinent, to historical and literary precedents. This course will be offered in Italian. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ITAL 340 or ITAL 341.

JAPN121: Intermediate Japanese I (3 hours lecture)

This course continues Beginning Japanese I and II and will build on the skills that students have developed in those courses. Students will learn to use a wider variety of more complex structures; they will acquire significantly increased vocabulary; they will improve their pronunciation; and they will gradually gain mastery of the two most difficult aspects of Japanese: its writing system and its system of honorifics. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course JAPN 201 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JAPN 112.

JAPN132: Intermediate Japanese II (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on the skills that students have developed in JAPN 121 and will help the students refine their mastery of the spoken and written language, the vocabulary, the grammar, and the writing system. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course JAPN 202 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JAPN 121.

JAST351: Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States (3 hours lecture)

This seminar explores the legal and political traditions giving rise to contemporary Israeli and American legal systems. This encompasses such aspects as democratic process with its origins and influences, governmental institutions within each legal system, the role of religion and the protection of minority rights. Comparative perspectives provide an understanding of each legal system within its national context. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or POLS 202 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or JAST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST103: Introduction to International Justice (3 lecture hours)

This course is an introduction to international justice. The course focuses on the origins of the international justice in the Enlightenment, and contemporary philosophical discourses on justice. The course further examines the structure of international justice, with particular emphasis on war crimes trials, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the debate about the International Criminal Court. The course provides and overview of contemporary issues in international justice which include a variety of transnational, the effects of international conflicts on women and children, and the issues of sustainable development around the world. Meets Gen Ed 2002 Non-Western Cultures requirement. 3 sh.

JUST327: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 hours lecture)

The goal of this course is to provide a cross-national survey of crime and criminal justice. Emphasis will be on crime rates, forms of criminality, police, courts, and corrections. Descriptive material on how select countries administer criminal justice will be analyzed and compared. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST330: International Environmental Issues (3 hours lecture)

This course will familiarize students with environmental issues from a global perspective. The course will situate global environmental concerns within a larger framework of social justice and elaborate on various social, political, economic, and historical issues related to the environment and natural resources. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST342: Wildlife Trafficking (3 hours lecture)

The purpose of this course is to explore the variety of harms committed against wildlife populations globally. The course examines the threats to wildlife populations, impacted by the decisions of humans, development, and industries. The course overviews the theories and practices of wildlife protection, and details law enforcement's use of forensics to apprehend and prosecute wildlife traffickers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 209.

JUST352: Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture)

The primary aim of this course is the examination of the nexus between globalization and crime. The focus of the course is on the changing nature of transnational and international crimes, their relationship to political, social, cultural and economic developments, and the challenges these present for the governance of crime. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST354: International Prisoners' Rights (3 hours lecture)

International Prisoners' Rights concerns the laws regulating the rights of incarcerated persons. The course analyzes the breadth and limitations of the substantive rights of prisoners in a variety of countries. This course is particularly suited to students interested in the political, social, and economic contexts in which difficult issues of criminal justice and fairness present themselves. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST356: Genocide (3 hours lecture)

This interdisciplinary course explores the emergence, development, underlying causes and responses to genocide. This course examines the legal entities established to address cases of genocide, and the formal and informal mechanisms of justice and redress for genocide victims and their families. This course will explore these themes through the study of particular cases such as the Holocaust, Rwanda, Armenia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia and Darfur. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or by departmental permission.

LALS201: Perspectives on Latin America (3 hours lecture)

A multidisciplinary course: emphasis on anthropological, political, economic, cultural, and historical issues. Assume that the "Americas" are a geographic and cultural unit whose apparent diversity represents various indigenous peoples with an overlay of European patterns of colonialism, including slavery. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

LALS205: Image and Identity: Representation of Latin American Women in Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture)

An analysis of representations of women in film and fiction with a special focus on the process of identity construction. Representations of women from pre-Columbian times to the present will be studied in relation to their use in the perpetuation of ideologies. Intended as an overview of the social history of women in Latin America. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

LATN205: Intermediate Latin I (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 102 or departmental approval.

LATN206: Intermediate Latin II (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LNGN210: Introduction to General Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

The nature and structure of language; the basic techniques for analyzing linguistic structures; phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic structure of languages, language and dialects; language change; the comparative method in linguistics; human and animal communication; differences between first and second language learning. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

LNGN240: Languages of the World (3 hours lecture)

A survey of the languages of the world from the dual perspectives of their genealogical classification and their typological (or structural) characteristics. It is intended for both majors and non-majors, and presupposes no previous linguistic training. 3 sh.

LNGN245: Language and Culture (3 hours lecture)

A study of language in its cultural context. Relationship of linguistic to non-linguistic variables: ethnosemantics, linguistic relativity principle, componential analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

LNGN370: Comparative and Historical Linguistics (3 hours lecture)

Similarities and differences among languages and language families at one point in time and as these develop in time; reconstructing the common ancestor of related languages and determining general laws of linguistic change. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LNGN 210 or LNGN 284.

MUGN160: Introduction to Music in World Cultures (3 hours lecture)

The cultural and artistic forces which shape the musics of the non-Western world and the various folk and art musics resulting from those forces. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

NUFD110: International Cuisine (2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

Introductory course for the study of cooking styles associated with the development of ethnic and international cuisine. The course will primarily focus on a particular culinary region to be determined, giving students a holistic understanding of how ingredients and food customs develop into a cuisine. The lessons learned will enable students to research and prepare complete menus reflective of the culture and food goods of a region with emphasis on local ingredients and authentic preparation methods. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: Nutrition and Food Science majors with concentrations in Food Systems (NUSY) and Applied Nutrition (NUFA).

PHIL237: Asian Philosophy (3 hours lecture)

This course introduces students to the major movements and thinkers in Asian philosophy. It acquaints students with Asian philosophical interpretations of experience and reality found in both classical and contemporary Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism in Eastern cultures. Meets Gen Ed 2002-Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Offered as PHIL 137 through Winter 2013. To become PHIL 237 effective Spring 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

POLS201: Comparative Politics (3 hours lecture)

Constitutional principles, governmental institutions and political processes of selected contemporary states. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Political Science. 3 sh.

POLS202: International Relations (3 hours lecture)

Recent and contemporary world politics and the foreign relations and policies of selected states. 3 sh.

POLS203: International Organizations (3 hours lecture)

The nature, place, need, evolution, principles, achievements and functioning of major international organizations, with emphasis upon the United Nations and selected regional organizations. 3 sh.

POLS204: Government and Politics of Africa (3 hours lecture)

The salient characteristics of government and politics in the independent black African states, and the way these impinge on developmental efforts therein, are examined. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

POLS206: Government and Politics of China and Japan (3 hours lecture)

Governmental and political development, institutions, and practices in contemporary China-Japan. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

POLS303: Politics of Development and Modernization (3 hours lecture)

The major contemporary schools of political modernization and development theory; inter-relationship among political, social and economic variables. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201.

POLS339: Contemporary Western European Politics (3 hours lecture)

Government and politics of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Institutions, parties, ideologies and interest groups. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS340: Government and Politics of India and South Asia (3 hours lecture)

The political experiences and institutions of the Indian subcontinent since 1947: The Republic of India, Pakistan, Ceylon and Bangladesh. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS341: Government and Politics of Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Governmental and political development, organization and practices in the states of Central America and South America. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS342: Government and Politics of the Middle East (3 hours lecture)

Government and politics in the Arab states, Turkey, Israel and Iran. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS343: Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States (3 hours lecture)

The political and institutional organizations of the countries of the former Soviet Union; contemporary political issues; party and governmental structures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS344: Government and Politics in the East European States (3 hours lecture)

The political and governmental organizations of the Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe (exclusive of the former U.S.S.R.);institutions, processes and problems, including inter-regional relations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS351: Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States (3 hours lecture)

This seminar explores the legal and political traditions giving rise to contemporary Israeli and American legal systems. This encompasses such aspects as democratic process with its origins and influences, governmental institutions within each legal system, the role of religion and the protection of minority rights. Comparative perspectives provide an understanding of each legal system within its national context. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or POLS 202 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or JAST 201 or permission of department.

POLS362: International Relations in Asia (3 hours lecture)

This course explores and debates some of the key questions facing the U.S. and other countries in Asia, including Japan, China, the Koreas and Russia. Students will study the concepts, institutions and cooperative frameworks in Asia that enable the countries in the region to address their common economic and security concerns. The course addresses three current conflicts (Taiwan-China relations, North Korea's nuclear program, war in Afghanistan) and looks at the costs and benefits of globalization for Asia. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202.

POLS365: Global Environmental Politics (3 hours lecture)

The course will introduce students to the politics of global environmental issues. Students will begin by studying the key actors, concepts, forms of governance and debates that are central to the field. The course then will address important questions in international relations such as the relationship between environmental protection and trade, the achievement of sustainable development, the connection between environmental change and security, and differing perspectives on the environment among different types of states and social groups. The last section will involve case studies which highlight the state and human security consequences of particular environmental problems and explore the forms of governance designed to address them. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202.

POLS430: International Law (3 hours lecture)

The nature, place, evolution, subjects, sources, principles, role and substance of international law in the international system of nation-states. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202 or POLS 203 or departmental approval.

POLS431: Globalization and Security (3 hours lecture)

After reviewing debates on globalization, this course covers its impact on global security through an examination of key issues such as crime, terrorism, migration, environment, and health, and a detailed case study of the Bosnian War. The course includes evaluation of the role of the international community and civil society in addressing these new security challenges. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202 or permission of instructor.

PORT103: Portuguese III (3 hours lecture)

Strengthening the basic language skills established in Portuguese II through advanced grammar and selected readings. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

PORT104: Portuguese IV (3 hours lecture)

A continuation of Portuguese III, to strengthen basic language skills through advanced grammar and selected readings. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

PORT360: Voices of the Past and Present: Portugal (3 hours lecture)

An intensive study of representative works by the most important authors of each major period in Portuguese literature. Previous course PORT 160 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT362: Voices of Past and Present: Brazil (3 hours lecture)

An intensive study of representative works by the most important authors of each major period in Brazilian literature. Previous course PORT 162 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT364: Luso-Brazilian Culture (3 hours lecture)

Portuguese and Brazilian literary masterpieces will be used as the basis for examining and understanding the distinctive cultural mores, values, and perceptions in the evolution of Portugal and Brazil. Previous course PORT 260 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

RELG100: Religions of the World (3 hours lecture)

The major religious traditions, with emphasis on basic beliefs and on the nature and diversity of religious awareness. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

RELG213: Buddhism (3 hours lecture)

The exploration of Buddhist teachings, practices, history, and religious art in various Asian countries, notably India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Tibet (may vary). No prerequisites, but RELG 100, Religions of the World, is suggested. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106 or RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG214: Classical Texts of Asian Religions (3 hours lecture)

This course emphasizes critical analysis and interpretation of primary textual sources. Students will read and examine primary documents from each of the Asian religions, their traditional interpretations and recent understandings and applications of these texts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG215: Hinduism (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to Hindu religious traditions, including philosophy, yoga practice, ritual workshop, and sacred art. No prerequisites, but RELG 100 Religions of the World is suggested. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG217: Taoism (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to Taoist religious texts and traditions, including Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tzu; Taoist connections with traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts; Taoist ritual traditions; and sacred art. No prerequisites, but RELG 100 Religions of the World is recommended. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG225: Religion and Social Change (3 hours lecture)

The impact of economic, social and political movements on religious belief and the ways in which religion has both furthered and impeded social development. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106 or RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG240: Asian Religions (3 hours lecture)

The cultural and theological bases for the faith and practice of major Eastern religions--Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Previous course RELG 212 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102. Starting Winter 2016: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

RELG246: Islamic Religious Traditions (3 hours lecture)

The course will start by examining the rise of Islam through the eyes of two fundamental Islamic texts, the Qur'an and the biography of Prophet Muhammad. It will then explore the history of Islam's formative and classical periods (632-1258 CE) in terms of theology, philosophy, jurisprudence, and mysticism, while emphasizing diversity of perspectives. The heart of Islam will be approached through the teachings of the Qur'an, hadith and the Islamic intellectual tradition. The encounter between Islam and other religious traditions will also be traced briefly. Major trends in contemporary Islam (traditionalism, liberalism, revivalism, etc.) will be identified and discussed through the writings of their major proponents. Meets General Education 2002, K2 NonWestern requirement. Previous course RELG 116 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102. Starting Winter 2016: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

RELG250: African Religions (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the indigenous cosmological concepts, ritual practices, and value systems of the peoples of sub-Sahara Africa. Variations on African religious beliefs and practices in the West Indies, such as Voodoo in Haiti, Santeria in Cuba, and Candomble in Brazil will also be examined. Meets Gen Ed 2002-Social Science, Non-Western Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course RELG 106 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. Starting Winter 2016: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

RELG256: Religion in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

A survey of the ways religion, both indigenous and Western, has interacted with culture and society in Latin America. Particular emphasis is given to the diversity of religious expressions, including indigenous religions (Mayan, Aztec, and Quechua), syncretistic religions (i.e., Voodoo and Santeria), alternative and evangelical forms of Christianity, contemporary popular religious expression, and liberation theology. Meets Gen Ed 2002 Requirements - Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102. Starting Winter 2016: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

RELG273: The Holocaust: Religious Perspectives (3 hours lecture)

A study of Nazi extermination of 6,000,000 Jews during World War II and the moral and religious issues raised by this event. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 100 or PHIL 102 or PHIL 106; RELG 100 or RELG 101 or RELG 102.

RELG350: Selected Study in World Religions (3 hours lecture)

Topics announced each semester. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RELG 221 or RELG 240 or RELG 246 or RELG 250 or RELG 252 or RELG 254 or RELG 256 or RELG 267.

RELG460: Seminar in World Religions (3 hours seminar)

Cooperative research seminars in major movements, problems, theologians or works. Topic announced each semester. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RELG 301 or RELG 332 or RELG 350 or RELG 352 or RELG 355 or RELG 357.

RUIN260: Selected Topics Related to Russian Culture and Civilization (3 hours lecture)

Selected topics related to Russian Culture and Civilization. Topic announced each semester. Taught in English. May be repeated twice for a maximum of nine credits. (If the topic is different.) Previous course GRIN 260 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

RUIN293: Russian Culture & Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The history of Russian culture from the early stages of Slavic civilization to the contemporary post-Soviet Russian Federation. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the arts, especially literature, as a reflection of philosophical, political, and cultural change. No knowledge of Russian is required. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 293. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

RUIN297: Women in Russian Literature

This course will examine the roles, status, identity and problems of female characters in representative works of Russian literature from the medieval period to the present. It will trace the development of mythic images about "Mother Russia," study the cultural messages of classic nineteenth century Russian heroines and explore adaptations in the traditional appreciation of Russian women in the early Soviet period as well as contemporary works. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS121: Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of Russian 101 and 112; open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS132: Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of Russian 101 and 121. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS201: Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 141 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RUSS 132.

RUSS202: Advanced Russian II (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 152 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RUSS 201.

SOCI219: Sociology of Aging (3 hours lecture)

With a shift in America's population toward an older society, it becomes important to understand the aging process and its implications for various social institutions. This course examines demographic characteristics which influence the aging process; various theories to explain the process; and specific policies, nationally and locally, to address it. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations (3 hours lecture)

This course deals with the disparity in standards of living among the nations of the world today as well as with the strategies social scientists and social planners have formulated to eradicate poverty where it occurs. This course focuses on the historical, political, economic, cultural, and sociological relationships that have contributed to the current division of labor in the world and world inequalities. Furthermore, it focuses on specific social problems faced by poor nations while comparing social institutions in Western societies with their counterpart in non-Western societies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI311: Urban Sociology (3 hours lecture)

Processes of urbanization and suburbanization; nature of urban social relations, including racial and ethnic relations; urban ecological patterns and demographic conditions. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 104 or SOCI 105 or SOCI 106 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or departmental approval.

SOCI312: Environmental Sociology (3 hours lecture)

The role of sociology in understanding and analyzing the environment, environmental issues and problems, and the sociocultural sources and structure of environmentalism and environmental movements. Various perspectives and approaches to explaining the relationship between society and the environment are explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 205 or SOCI 206 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 220 or SOCI 230 or departmental approval.

SOCI315: Social Inequality (3 hours lecture)

The inequalities of social ranking systems in societies. Theoretical and empirical approaches to stratification delineating the variables of power, power elites, class consciousness, alienation and class mobility. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or SOCI 207 or SOCI 208 or SOCI 209 or SOCI 212 or SOCI 215 or SOCI 219 or SOCI 240 or departmental approval.

SOCI318: Sociology of Population (3 hours lecture)

Problems of population and demographic change; social foundations and consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration. Population and socio-economic development. The uses of demographic data in planning, policy making, and social research. Previous course SOCI 218 effective through Winter 2013. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 104, SOCI 201, SOCI 220 or departmental approval.

SOCI334: Comparative Social Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Comparative sociological schemes; the analytical blocks of total society; kinship, family and marriage; policy and bureaucracy; social stratification and mobility; industrialization and urbanization; belief systems and value orientations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI404: Sociology of Religion (3 hours lecture)

The social bases of religious belief and activity; religious movements, denominationalism, sectarianism, secularization, pluralism, the social bases of belief and unbelief, and cross-cultural and historical comparisons. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SPAN103: Spanish III (3 hours lecture)

For non-native speakers (ie. students who do not speak and/or understand Spanish) who have completed Spanish 102 at MSU, have transferred credit for 102 from another university, or have been placed at this level after taking the placement exam. This course focuses on enhancing the communicative skills acquired in previous coursework with a particular emphasis on speaking. The development of reading and writing skills will also receive special attention. Meets World Languages Requirement. Students who do not comply with the placement policy (i.e. native/heritage Spanish speakers or students whose official placement does not qualify them for Spanish 103) will be dropped. 3 sh.

SPAN104: Spanish IV (3 hours lecture)

For non-native speakers (ie. students who do not speak and/or understand Spanish) who have completed Spanish 103 at MSU, have transferred credit for 103 from another university, or have been placed at this level after taking the placement exam. This course focuses on enhancing and expanding the communicative skills acquired in previous coursework with a continued emphasis on speaking. The development of more advanced reading and writing skills will also receive special attention. Meets World Languages Requirement. Students who do not comply with placement policy will be dropped. 3 sh.

SPAN361: Voices of the Past and Present: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent but also in the process of change in significant works of Spanish literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course as well as the readings varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN363: Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes themes, topics and problems that are recurrent, but also in the process of change, in significant works of Latin American literature throughout the centuries. Readings will include canonical authors as well as lesser known writers. The focus of this course, as well as the readings, varies according to the instructor. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN374: Cultural Studies: Spain (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an overview of the interaction between sociohistoric contexts and cultural expressions in Spain, taking into account the phenomenal culture development of Spain at the beginning of the 21st century and its surprising rupture from recurrent patterns of the past. Through the vehicles of literature, film, theater, art, and manifestations of pop culture, the course examines the tension between official and unofficial discourses of representation, manifestations of high and low culture, the negotiation of identity in Spain's various regions, and the restructuring of Spanish "nationhood." Contemporary phenomena will be analyzed in a retrospective fashion providing insights into earlier periods of Spanish cultural history. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 241.

SPAN375: Spanish Study Abroad

Study at a university in a Spanish-speaking country to gain firsthand knowledge of the historical, social, economic and cultural life of the country. Credit by evaluation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 232 or SPAN 241.

SPAN376: Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 hours lecture)

This course analyzes selected literary texts, films, and music from Latin America and the Caribbean that grapple such events and issues as the icons of culture; culture as commodity; culture as a site of resistance; and everyday cultural practices. Discussion will focus on theories about the nation, the role of national icons in the formation of cultural identity, cultural practices such as football, the bolero and Latin American telenovelas or soap operas, and the role of television and film. Students will be exposed to the cultural complexities of Latin America and the Caribbean and the relationship between "high" and "low" culture; oral culture and written culture; rural culture and urban culture; and the problems facing Latin America and the Caribbean today. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 232 or SPAN 241.

SPAN439: Spanish Film and Fiction (3 hours lecture)

A study of significant works of Spanish Literature from the end of the 19th century through the present time as well as films by important film directors that are either based on such texts or reflect their principal themes. The course will provide detailed study of the evolution of major political and social issues in Spain during the last two centuries and the representation of issues in literature and film. The specificities of the fiction and film will be an essential component of the course and different narrative strategies and cinematographic techniques relevant to each work will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN441: Contemporary Spanish Novel (3 hours lecture)

This course examines selected works of Spanish novelists from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time, with particular emphasis on post Civil War writers and the relationship between the evolution of the novel as a literary genre and changing social, cultural, and political structure. Special attention will be given to the novel's role in reflecting and challenging stratified cultural values and in using complex narrative techniques to suggest the dismantling of traditional authority. Authors include Cela, Moix, Goytisolo, Martin Gaite, Rodoreda, among others. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN446: The Latin American Essay (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the Latin American essay from its beginnings in 1900 with Rodo's seminal essay Ariel through contemporary exponents of the genre such as Roberto Schwarz. The essay will be studied as a form in its own right, as a vehicle for charting shifts in theories of identity, and a barometer for trends in Latin American literature from Romanticism through the "boom" and current theories of hybridity and globalization. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN447: Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story (3 hours lecture)

Trends in the contemporary short story; the short story as an important genre in Spanish-American letters. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

SPAN460: El Quijote (3 hours lecture)

This course examines in depth Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece. It focuses on such aspects as Cervantes's literary hall of mirrors; his use of narrative techniques that anticipate aspects of the contemporary novel; and his profound view of the human condition and of such themes as madness, the complexities of self and identity, shifting gender norms, challenges to authority, and the transformation of fiction into life and life into fiction. It also examines Cervantes's critique of 16th and early 17th century Spain and the relationship between Cervantes's life and the creation of Don Quijote. Taught in Spanish. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361.

SPAN470: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Selected topics from Spanish and Spanish-American literature acquaint the student with the techniques of literary research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 361 and 363; Spanish majors only.

SPAN472: Puerto Rican Literature and Thought (3 hours lecture)

Insight into the literature and philosophy of the Caribbean Hispanic world; contemporary Puerto Rican writers and the emergent Puerto Rican influence in the United States metropolitan areas. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPAN 363.

TVDM391: International Broadcasting (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore the history and development of broadcasting systems other than our own. Major broadcasting systems include England, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia (and former Soviet Union satellites), France and Italy. The course will trace the effects of various political systems on the system of broadcasting, dealing with such issues as accessibility, privacy and freedom of speech. Students will examine the reasons for the demise of Radio Free Europe and other international broadcast services. The course will also address the effects of changing technologies on international communication (i.e., satellites, fiber optics, HDTV). Previous course BDCS 391 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 220.

WMGS200: Transnational Feminisms (3 hours lecture)

This course will interrogate the concept and practice of feminism from various locations outside of the U.S. Students will examine the political, cultural and socio-economic structures that promote or inhibit activism on women's lives and issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - K2 Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course WMGS 303 effective through Winter 2011. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102.