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AFFILIATED COURSES

 

STUDENTS TAKE 12-16 ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED COURSE CREDITS selected in consultation with the GSAH Advisor and Director TO DEVELOP A PERSONALIZED CONCENTRATION OF COURSES to complete their major coursework:

GSAH Affiliated Courses are offered in the regular curriculum of College of Arts and Letters Departments: English, Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Romance and Classical Studies, Art and Art History

These affiliated courses range from 200-level through 400 level, and can be woven into the coursework required within the program:

Freshman and Sophomore Year: 200-level courses - Do a Study Abroad Program NOW!

Junior Year: 300- and 400-level courses – Do an Internship NOW!

Senior Year: 300- and 400-level courses 

Students must test at the ‘Intermediate-Mid’ level in commonly taught languages, or at a language-specific level for less commonly taught languages (this is an oral proficiency test, rather than counting coursework completed).  Language proficiency can also be met by majoring or minoring in a language other than English with a 3.0 GPA in that language.

GSAH Students must go on a study abroad program, an approved study away program, or they must do an approved internship with a global dimension.


Suggested Themes for Affiliated Courses

CC: Comparative Cultures

EE: Environmental Ethics

GAC: Global Arts and Cultures (Artists and Movements; Film; Media Circulation; Aesthetics)

GLC: Global Literatures and Cultures

IAB: Identities Across Borders (e.g. Diasporas, Religious Movements, Youth Culture)

PPP: Political Processes and Practices

WGJ: Women, Gender, Justice


African American and African Studies

AAAS 100 Race and Community

 (IAB)

AAAS 300 Survey in Africana

 (IAB)

Apparel and Textile Design

ATD 426 History of Dress and Textiles

 (IAB; GAC)

ATD 430 Dress, Culture and Human Behavior

 (IAB; GAC)

ATD 431 Global Context for Sustainable Design

 (EE; GAC)

Arabic

ARB 460 Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W)

 (CC; GLC; GAC; WGJ)

ARB 461 Introduction to Arabic Literature (W)

 (CC; GLC)

Arts and Letters

AL 291 ROIAL Sophomore Seminar

 (CC; GAC)

Asian Studies

ASN 352 Readings in Asian or Asian American

Literature

 (CC; GLC)

Chinese

CHS 360 Cinematic Studies of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 (CC; GAC)

CHS 366 Chinese Culture: Tradition and Modernity (W)

 (CC; GAC; GLC)

CHS 466 Modern Chinese Literature and Films (W)

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

Dance

DAN 455 Dance Studies: Traditions

 (CC; GAC)

English

ENG 130 Film and Society

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 140 Literature and Society

 (Approval) (GLC)

ENG 206 Topics in Global Literatures

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 317 African Diaspora Literature?

 (CC; GLC); May be approved for GSAH 311

ENG 324 Readings in Epic

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 326 Readings in Drama and Performance Studies

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

ENG 330 Classical Film and Media Theory

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 331 Contemporary Film and Media Theory

Fall, Spring. 3(3-2) P: ENG 230

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 332 Historical Approaches to Film

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 350 Readings in African, African-American, or African Diaspora Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 355 Readings in Sexuality and Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 356 Readings in Jewish Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W)

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 426 Seminar in Drama or Performance Studies

 (Approval) (CC; GLC; GAC)

ENG 430 Seminar in Film and Media Theory

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 431A Studies in Ethnic Film

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 431B Studies in Postcolonial Cinema

 (CC; GAC)

ENG 431C Studies in Film and Gender

 (CC; GAC; WGJ)

ENG 448 Seminar in Gender and Literature

 (WGJ; GLC; CC)

ENG 449 Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, and Literature

 (CC; GLC; IAB)

ENG 450 Seminar in African American Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 452 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century British Literature

 (Approval) (CC; GLC)

ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 462 Seminar in Transatlantic Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 464 Studies in the Literature of Asia and the Asian Diaspora (W)

Spring. 3(3-0) A student may earn a maximum

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 466 Seminar in Literatures of the Pacific Rim

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 469 Topics in Comparative Literature

 (CC; GLC)

ENG 473B Law and Literature

 (Approval) (GLC; WGJ)

ENG 481 Seminar in Critical and Cultural Theory

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

ENG 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory

 (CC; GLC; WGJ)

French

FRN 415 Introduction to French Studies I: Metropolitan France

 (Approval) (CC; GLC; GAC)

FRN 416 Introduction to French Studies II: Francophone Cultures

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

FRN 445 Theme-Based Seminar

 (Approval) (GLC; GAC; WGJ; CC)

FRN 446 History-Based Seminar

 (Approval) (GLC; IAB; CC)

FRN 447 Genre-Based Seminar

 (Approval) (CC; GLC; GAC)

German

GRM 341 German Literature and Culture Before 1918

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

GRM 342 German Literature and Culture since 1918

(CC; GLC; GAC)

GRM 435 18th and 19th Century German Literary Studies (W)

 (Approval) (CC; GLC)

GRM 445 20th Century and Contemporary German Literary Studies (W)

 (Approval) (CC; GLC)

GRM 455 Major Themes in German Cultural History (W)

 (Approval) (GLC; GAC; CC; IAB; PPP)

History of Art

HA 101 Western Art from the Paleolithic to Medieval Era

 (GAC; CC)

HA 102 Western Art from the Renaissance to Contemporary

 (GAC; CC)

HA 209 Ancient Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 210 Medieval Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 260 East Asian Art

Fall. 3(3-0)

 (GAC; CC)

HA 261 Modern Asian Art

(GAC; CC)

HA 271 African Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 444 Latin American and Latino Art

 (Approval) (GAC; CC)

HA 461 Selected Topics in Modern Asian Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 462 The Arts of China

 (GAC; CC)

HA 463 Japanese Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 471 Selected Topics in African Art

 (GAC; CC)

HA 474 Aesthetic Theory and Modernism

 (GAC; CC)

Japanese

JPN 369 Japanese Literature and Culture I

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

JPN 469 Japanese Literature and Culture II

 (CC; GLC; GAC)

Linguistics

LIN 225 Language and Gender

 (WGJ; CC)

Philosophy

PHL 260 Philosophy of Religion

 (CC; IAB)

PHL 342 Environmental Ethics

 (EE)

PHL 347 Aesthetics

  (CC; GAC)

PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

  (CC; PPP; IAB)

PHL 351 African Philosophy

 (IAB; CC; PPP)

PHL 353 Core Themes in Peace and Justice Studies

 (PPP; GAC; WGJ; CC; IAB; GLC)

PHL 354 Philosophy of Law

 (CC; GAC; GLC; PPP)

PHL 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism (D)

 (WGJ; CC; PPP)

PHL 357 Philosophy of Karl Marx

 (CC; IAB; PPP)

PHL 360 Philosophy of Language

  (GAC; GLC; PPP; CC)

PHL 440 Central Issues in Ethics

 (CC; PPP; GAC; GLC; WGJ; IAB)

PHL 452 Ethics and Development

 (EE; PPP)

PHL 454 Topics in Philosophy of Law

  (Approval) (GLC; GAC; CC; PPP; WGJ)

PHL 456 Topics in Feminist Philosophy (D)

 (GAC; GLC; CC; WGJ; PPP)

PHL 460 Epistemology

 (GAC; GLC; PPP; CC)

PHL 461 Metaphysics

 (GAC; GLC; PPP; CC)

PHL 462 Philosophy of Mind

 (CC; GAC; GLC)

Portuguese

PRT 340 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Language and Culture

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

Religious Studies

REL 101 Exploring Religion

 (GAC; CC)

REL 150 Introduction to Biblical Literature

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 205 Myth, Self, and Religion

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 215 The Sound Of World Religions

 (CC; GAC; IAB)

REL 230 Shamanism, Trance and Sacred Journeys

  (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 260 Philosophy of Religion

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 275 Magic and Mysticism: Western Esoteric Traditions and Practices

 (CC; IAB; GLC; GAC)

REL 310 Judaism (D)

 (CC; IAB; GLC; GAC; PPP)

REL 315 Religion and Gender

 (CC; IAB; GLC; GAC; WGJ)

REL 320 Christianity

(CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 325 East Asian Buddhism (I)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 330 Islam (D)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 331 Islam and Gender

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; WGJ)

REL 335 East Asian Religions

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 345 Religions of South Asia (I)

(CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 355 Southeast Asian Religions

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; PPP)

REL 360 African Religion (I)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; PPP)

REL 411 Modern Jewish Thought (W)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

REL 480 Comparative Studies in Religion (W)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

Russian

RUS 420 Russian Life and Culture Before World War I

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; WGJ)

RUS 421 Russian Life and Culture in the 20th Century

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

RUS 440 Contemporary Russian Life and Culture (W)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

Spanish

SPN 420 Spain and its Literature

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

SPN 432 Latin America and its Literature

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

SPN 462 Topics in Spanish Literature

  (Approval) (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

SPN 472 Topics in the Literatures of the Americas

  (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

Studio Art

STA 112 Art and Design: Concepts and Practices

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

STA 371 Art, Education and Society

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

STA 468 Interactive Web Design

 (GAC; GLC)

Women’s Studies

WS 153 Introduction to Women Authors

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; PPP; WGJ)

WS 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (D)

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; WGJ)

WS 202 Introduction to Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Theories (D)

 (WGJ; (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 301 Sexual Violence Against Women and Children: Theory and Response

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 302 Jewish Women's Experiences and Writings

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 312 African American Women

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 315 Religion and Gender

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 320 Gender and Popular Culture

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 353 Readings in Women Writers

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 355 Readings in Sexuality and Literature

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism (D)

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 401 Feminist Theory

(WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries

 (WGJ; PPP; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States

 (WGJ; PPP; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 412 Women in Modern European History

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB; PPP)

WS 413 Families in Historical Perspective

 (WGJ; PPP; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 421 Women and Gender in Africa

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 425 Women and Criminal Justice

 (WGJ; GAC; GLC)

WS 431C Studies in Film and Gender

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; IAB)

WS 448 Seminar in Gender and Literature

 (WGJ; CC; GLC; IAB)

WS 456 Topics in Feminist Philosophy (D)

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WS 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory

 (WGJ; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

WRA 260 Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Culture

 (CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)

WRA 331 Writing in the Public Interest (W)

 (GAC; GLC; IAB; PPP)

WRA 415 Digital Rhetoric

 (PPP; CC; GAC; GLC; IAB)