Approved Foundation: Race, Ethnicity and Gender Diversity & Themes Courses

Please see below for courses approved for either the GEN Foundation: Race, Ethnicity and Gender Diversity or one of the GEN: Themes categories. This page is updated as courses are approved by the Office of the University Registrar.

Additionally, please note that this resource is meant for faculty developing courses, and not for students or advisors seeking courses in the General Education. If you are a student seeking courses that fulfill General Education requirements, please see your Academic Advisor or visit: https://advising.osu.edu/. Advisors seeking information and clarification surrounding General Education courses should speak to their Advising Administrator. 

For details about a specific course, please visit ascnet.osu.edu to learn more. 

(Last Updated: 02/22/2024) 

ASCC Race, Ethnicity and Gender Diversity Panel

  • AFAMAST 1101 "Introduction to African American and African Studies"
    • Introduction to the scholarly study of the Africana experience, focusing on patterns of resistance, adaptation, diversity, and transnational connections.
  • AFAMAST 1112 "Introduction to the Black World
    • This course introduces students to the history & present of the global Black World(s) encompassing Africa & its diasporas. It explores the racial ideologies that shaped Blackness, & looks to its political, cultural, social, & religious expressions. Students discuss Black movements, diversity, & anti-black politics. They learn to look at lived realities of blackness through an intersectional lens.
  • AFAMAST 2201 "Major Readings in African American and African Studies"
    • An introduction to major authors and texts contributing to the discourses that have shaped and defined African American and African Studies from its inception to the present.
  • AFAMAST 2218 "Black Urban Experience
    • Examination of contemporary black urban experience focused on the impact of persistent residential segregation, increasing class polarization, and the global force of hip hop culture.
  • AFAMAST 2270 "Introduction to Black Popular Culture"
    • A critical analysis of the commodity production and consumption of black popular culture products, such as fashion, film, urban fiction, music, vernacular expression, television and advertising.
  • AFAMAST 2275 "Blackness and the Politics of Sports"
    • The purpose of this course is to assist students in understanding the historical relationship between African Americans & the professional sports industry. We will explore how the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity, & sexuality function in the world of sports & investigate the cultural tendency to praise athletic achievement over educational or career ambitions.
  • AFAMAST 2281 "Introduction to African-American Literature"
    • A study of representative literary works by African-American writers from 1760 to the present. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2281. 
  • AFAMAST 2285 "Afropop: Popular Music and Culture in Contemporary Africa"
    • Focuses on the rich variety, aesthetic beauty, and political significance of popular music in modern African cities, as well as contemporary urban locations within the African diaspora. In these social and cultural contexts, students will further explore the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, and religion, in various constellations, through the lens of popular music.
  • AFAMAST 2367.04 "Black Women Writers: Text and Context"
    • Writing and analysis of black women's literary representations of issues in United States social history. Cross-listed with WGSST 2367.04.
  • ANTHROP 1101 "Archaeology and Human Diversity, Lessons from the Past
    • Examines how power relations shaped racial, ethnic, and gender identities in ancient societies by examining archaeological sites like Tutankhamen's tomb, Stonehenge, Machu Pichu, and Great Zimbabwe and shows how these and other sites have been misrepresented in the media and misused by governments to promote racism and inequality.
  • ANTHROP 2210 "Race, Ethnicity, Gender Diversity, and Human Biology"
    • Focuses on the history of pseudoscience in the biological study of race, ethnicity, gender diversity, and human sexuality; evaluates modern scientific studies relating to human biological diversity.
  • ANTHROP 2241 "The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies"
    • Introduction to the culture of the Middle East as lived in its villages, towns, and cities. Cross-listed with NELC 2241. 
  • ARABIC 2241 "Contemporary Arab Cultures: Arts, Mass Media, Society"
    • This course explores the intersecting political, artistic, and intellectual currents and practices that have shaped contemporary Arab cultures. It is organized as a survey of different cultural phenomena in Arab societies and diasporas including: the Arabic language and its varieties, music, poetry, law, television & cinema, and more.
  • ARTEDUC 2600 "Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice" 
    • A study of the artists, the artworks, and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. This course will develop students’ skills in writing, reading, critical thinking, and oral expression and foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture(s) of the United States. Cross-listed with THEATRE 2700.
  • ARTEDUC 2600H "Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice"
    • A study of the artists, the artworks, and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. This course will develop students’ skills in writing, reading, critical thinking, and oral expression and foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture(s) of the United States. Honors version. 
  • ARTEDUC 2700 "Criticizing Television
    • A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Students will focus on the ways in which racial, ethnic, and gender diversity issues are represented on television.
  • CLAS 3205 "What is Race? Perspectives from Antiquity to the Present
    • This course introduces students to ancient Greek and Roman ideas of race, ethnicity, and gender, to the intersections between these ideas in the thought and lived experience of ancient peoples, to how these ideas were used, remade, and redeployed in early modernity and afterward, and to the key role of the ancient Mediterranean in modern racist ideologies.
  • CLAS 3215 "Sex and Gender in the Ancient World"
    • Introductory survey of women, gender, and sexual relations in the ancient Mediterranean world, especially Greece and Rome. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3215.
  • COMPSTD 1100 "Intro to the Humanities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives"
    • This introductory course is designed to survey some of the current preoccupations in the Humanities, especially as they relate to culture, power, and identity. Instructors of 1100 seek to present relevant issues in comparative cultural study, employing a mix of cultural theory, current events, and literature, visual, and performing arts with a focus on race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • COMPSTD 1100H "Intro to the Humanities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives"
    • This introductory course is designed to survey some of the current preoccupations in the Humanities, especially as they relate to culture, power, and identity. Instructors of 1100 seek to present relevant issues in comparative cultural study, employing a mix of cultural theory, current events, and literature, visual, and performing arts with a focus on race, ethnicity, and gender. Honors version.
  • COMPSTD 2105 "Literature and Ethnicity"
    • This course examines literary representations of ethnicity refracted through experiences of racialization and gender in an American cultural context.
  • COMPSTD 2264 "Introduction to Popular Cultures"
    • This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Popular Culture Studies through a variety of methods and case studies. The specific focus will be on the entanglement of race, ethnicity, and gender in popular cultures. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2264.
  • COMPSTD 2281 "American Icons"
    • Interdisciplinary methods in American studies, with an emphasis on plurality and the intersectional study of identities (including but not limited to race, gender, and ethnicity) in American culture.
  • COMPSTD 2301 "Introduction to World Literature"
    • Analysis of oral and written literatures of diverse cultures and historical periods.
  • COMPSTD 2322 "Introduction to Latinx Studies"
    • Introduction to Latinx studies; history, politics, and cultural production of Latinx communities in the U.S. and its borderlands. Cross-listed with SPANISH 2242.
  • COMPSTD 2323 "Introduction to American Indian Studies"
    • This course explores the legal, cultural, historic, and political foundations, experiences, and perspectives and futures of American Indians in the U.S., with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender diversity.
  • COMPSTD 2340 "Introduction to Cultures of Science and Technology"
    • This course offers a critical analysis of the multiple relations of science to society, with an emphasis on knowledge, power, authority, values, and ethics. We will sharpen our analytical skills by discussing a broad range of historical and contemporary examples as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, global capitalism, and politics.
  • COMPSTD 2350 "Introduction to Folklore" 
    • A general study of the field of folklore including basic approaches and a survey of primary folk materials: folktales, legends, folksongs, ballads, and folk beliefs. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2270. 
  • COMPSTD 2350H "Introduction to Folklore" 
    • A general study of the field of folklore including basic approaches and a survey of primary folk materials: folktales, legends, folksongs, ballads, and folk beliefs. Honors version. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2270H.
  • COMPSTD 2381 "Race, Ethnicity & Gender in Spanish Speaking Film & TV"
    • This course will examine how cinema and television in Latin America, the US, and Spain reflect issues of race, ethnicity, and gender and reveal social attitudes and prejudices. Cross-listed with SPANISH 2381 and WGSS 2381.
  • COMPSTD 2995 "Race and Gender in Eastern Europe and the US: A Transatlantic Comparison" 
    • By studying how identities (racial, ethnic, gender, and religious) exist as cultural constructs, this course will examine and compare the experiences of Russian and East European ethnic and racial minorities in their respective countries and African Americans in the US regarding racialization and marginalization through cultural and social constructs. Cross-listed with SLAVIC 2995.99. 
  • CRPLAN 3510 "Crime, Safety, and the Urban Environment"
    • Crime and public safety are critical issues which are essential to the health and vitality of neighborhoods. CRP 3510 explores the intersection of the built environment, neighborhood design, city planning, structural discrimination and identity in influencing exposure to crime or violence and perceptions of safety.
  • DANCE 2500 "Introduction to Anti-Racism in the Performing Arts"
    • Builds a foundation for anti-racist reflection and practice for artists, educators, audiences, all who participate in creating and upholding cultural values; addresses how racism operates systemically, institutionally, and interpersonally in live and digital performing arts. Considers personal biases / identities, relationships between culture / society in perpetrating or interrupting oppression.
  • EDUTL 2050 "Intersections of Privilege"
    • The course foregrounds language and power and examines identity and identity intersections across race, ethnicity, and gender. Students will be asked to ponder and explore multiple forms of privilege and oppression in relation to themselves and others. During course times, there is also a bi-weekly experiential learning component that will take place in the Columbus community off campus.
  • EDUTL 3005 "Urban Teaching and Learning
    • This course introduces students to issues related to teaching and learning in urban school contexts.
  • EDUTL 3368 "Black Voices Matter: Resisting Anti-Blackness via Black Youth Literature and Media
    • This course introduces intersectionality as an analytical framework for engaging literature, media, arts, etc., written about/for Black Youth by focusing on a broad body of children's and youth literature that also reflects how aspects of a person's social and political identities, including gender, and ethnicity, combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.
  • ENGLISH 2176 "Rhetorics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
    • In this course students study the basic elements of rhetoric and rhetorical representations of various historically constituted categories, including race, gender, and ethnicity, and use rhetoric as a lens for examining messages about race, gender, and ethnicity. Students analyze the ways that these categories are rhetorically constructed and the material consequences of those constructions.
  • ENGLISH 2221 "Introduction to Shakespeare, Race, and Gender
    • This course explores the historical roots of our ideas about race and gender by way of Shakespeare and the culture in which he wrote. Students will learn how Shakespeare's formulations of issues of race and gender are products of a time when both categories were undergoing significant conceptual development and how Shakespeare's ways of imagining this turbulence continues to resonate today.
  • ENGLISH 2264 "Introduction to Popular Cultures"
    • This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Popular Culture Studies through a variety of methods and case studies. The specific focus will be on the entanglement of race, ethnicity, and gender in popular cultures. Cross-listed with COMPSTD 2264.
  • ENGLISH 2270 "Introduction to Folklore" 
    • A general study of the field of folklore including basic approaches and a survey of primary folk materials: folktales, legends, folksongs, ballads, and folk beliefs. Cross-listed with COMPSTD 2350. 
  • ENGLISH 2270H "Introduction to Folklore" 
    • A general study of the field of folklore including basic approaches and a survey of primary folk materials: folktales, legends, folksongs, ballads, and folk beliefs. Honors version. Cross-listed with COMPSTD 2350H. 
  • ENGLISH 2281 "Introduction to African-American Literature
    • A study of representative literary works by African-American writers from 1760 to the present. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 2281. 
  • ENGLISH 2282 "Introduction to Queer Studies"
    • Introduces and problematizes foundational concepts of the interdisciplinary field of queer studies, highlighting the intersections of sexuality with race, class, and nationality. Cross-listed with WGSST 2282.
  • ENGLISH 2381 "Introduction to the Black Atlantic"
    • The term 'Black Atlantic' describes encounters between Africans, Europeans, and Americans that have shaped our modern world: its politics, its literature, its art, and its economics. This class examines the literature of these encounters and relevant media in visual art and cinema depicting enslavement of Africans and resistance to slavery, racism, and the politics of white supremacy.
  • ENGLISH 2581 "Introduction to U.S. Ethnic Literatures and Cultures
    • This course provides a broad survey of literature produced by and about the major racial groups in the United States, examining how social movements of the 1960s and 70s led to the emergence of ethnic studies in higher education and how the literature addresses a wide range of historical events and political processes that have constructed racial differences and hierarchies in the U.S. 
  • ESHESA 2577 "Diversity and Social Justice in Leadership"
    • Builds on intellectual and experiential engagement with issues of difference, diversity, social justice, and alliance-building, with a particular emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • ESPHE 3206 "School and Society
    • Use of concepts and methods of history, philosophy and the social sciences to grasp the interrelationship between a diverse society and education.
  • ETHNSTD 2323 "Introduction to American Indian Studies"
    • This course explores the legal, cultural, historic, and political foundations, experiences, and perspectives and futures of American Indians in the U.S., with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender diversity.
  • FRENCH 2804 "Rebels and Runaways: Slave Narratives of the French-Speaking World"
    • This course examines representations of rebellious and runaway slaves of French-speaking regions and explores how they rejected their oppression through tactics of flight, practices of resistance and resiliency, and modes of belonging and community-formation.
  • GERMAN 3317 "Black Identity and Culture in German-Speaking Europe"
    • This course discusses the history of Afro-Germans in Europe & internationally. Conversations and questions thematized pertain to identity formation and erasure; systemic racism; Westernization; xenophobia; and eugenics. German 3317 provides students with the support to identify intersecting social influences & factors that inform (and often reinforce) the categories of race, gender, and ethnicity.
  • HDFS 3440 "Human Sexuality and Intersectionality Across the Lifespan
    • This course will examine, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender diversity influence the lens in which we view, study, and experience human sexuality across the lifespan.
  • HEBREW 3704 "Women in the Bible and Beyond
    • An examination of the social, legal, and religious position of women as they appear in the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which they have been represented and interpreted in later textual, visual, and audio sources. Cross-listed with JEWSHST 3704.
  • HISTART 3010 "Gender and Sexuality in Western Art"
    • This course offers an introduction to the intersectional study of European Art, exploring the intertwining ideologies of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity from the Ancient Mediterranean World to the Twentieth Century.
  • HISTART 3010H "Gender and Sexuality in Western Art"
    • This course offers an introduction to the intersectional study of European Art, exploring the intertwining ideologies of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity from the Ancient Mediterranean World to the Twentieth Century. Honors version.
  • HISTART 3205 "Art & Judaism
    • An exploration of the nature and function of art in ancient Judaism from the standpoints of history, cultural history, and material culture. Cross-listed with JEWSHST 3205
  • HISTART 3605 "East West Photography" 
    • Investigation of social relations and how they are constructed by photographs with a particular focus on interactions between North America, Asia, and Europe.
  • HISTORY 2046 "Christianity and Liberation in the USA"
    • The intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender with Christian thought and practice in the USA; the emergence of liberation theologies and movements in the late twentieth century in their historical and social contexts.
  • HISTORY 2610 "Introduction to Women and Gender in the U.S."
    • Survey of women and gender from pre-European settlement to present, with particular attention to differences among women.
  • HISTORY 2455 "Jews in American Film"
    • A study of how modern Jews appear in film compared with historical reality.
  • HISTORY 2620 "Women Changing the World: Histories of Activism and Struggle"
    • History of women's activism in global perspective.
  • HISTORY 3215 "Sex and Gender in the Ancient World"
    • Introductory survey of women, gender, and sexual relations in the ancient Mediterranean world, especially Greece and Rome. Cross-listed with CLAS 3215.
  • HISTORY 3231 "Creating Medieval Monsters: Constructions of the 'Other'"
    • This course examines the development of a persecuting society in medieval Europe and explores the various ways that minorities were demonized (literally turned into “monsters”) in the medieval discourse and artwork in order to create a strong sense of unity within Christendom, with a specific focus on Jews, lepers, Muslims, religious non-conformists, sexual nonconformists, and women.
  • HISTORY 3620 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in the United States, 1940-Present"
    • An overview of LGBT culture and history in the U.S. from 1940 to the present. Students will examine changes in LGBT lives and experiences during the last half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, as well as the intersections of race, sexuality, and class, and how these categories have affected sexual minority communities and broader US law and culture.
  • INTSTDS 2200 “Introduction to the Modern Middle East”
    • This course presents students with a multidisciplinary analysis of diversity and change in the modern Middle East. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide students with an enlarged perspective of the political, economic, social and theological issues in the Middle East and its diaspora, with close attention to diverse social categories such as race, religion, gender and ethnicity. Cross-listed with NELC 2200. 
  • ITALIAN 2056 "Love and Difference on the Italian Screen"
    • This course explores how representations of love have been conditioned by questions of identity (race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity) through representations of eros, romance and friendship in a variety of moving images.
  • ITALIAN 2057 "Black Italy: The Politics and History of Race in Contemporary Italy"
    • This course addresses how belonging in contemporary Italy—juridical, social, economic—is intrinsically defined by race. Students interrogate Italian-ness as a racialized identity, as well as how gender and ethnicity contribute to the construction of racial identity. This course is an exploration of intersectionality, an important tool for thinking about immigration, discrimination and culture.
  • JEWSHST 2455 "Jews in American Film" 
    • A study of how modern Jews appear in film compared with historical reality.
  • JEWSHST 3205 "Art & Judaism
    • An exploration of the nature and function of art in ancient Judaism from the standpoints of history, cultural history, and material culture. Cross-listed with HISTART 3205
  • JEWSHST 3704 "Women in the Bible and Beyond
    • An examination of the social, legal, and religious position of women as they appear in the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which they have been represented and interpreted in later textual, visual, and audio sources. Cross-listed with HEBREW 3704.
  • LING 3601 "Language, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S."
    • Objective examination of the relationship between language, race and ethnicity in the context of varieties of English used by minority ethnic and racial groups in the U.S.
  • LING 3606 "Language, Gender, and Sexuality"
    • ​​​​​​​This course focuses on analytical thinking about gender, sexuality, and language, relations among them, and relations between these constructs and other social structures like race, ethnicity, and nationhood; and helps in developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
  • NELC 1125 "Stories of Belonging and Difference in the Middle East and South Asia
    • This course will read and analyze a variety of short stories to illuminate different cultures of the Middle East and South Asia. The goal of the course is to introduce students to diverse cultures through literature. Students will be become familiar with a variety of literary representations, social structures and religious, ethnic and racial diversity after the completion of this course.
  • NELC 2200 "Introduction to the Modern Middle East"
    • ​​​​​​​This course presents students with a multidisciplinary analysis of diversity and change in the modern Middle East. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide students with an enlarged perspective of the political, economic, social and theological issues in the Middle East and its diaspora, with close attention to diverse social categories such as race, religion, gender and ethnicity. Cross-listed with INTSTDS 2200.
  • NELC 2241 "The Middle East Close-Up: People, Cultures, Societies"
    • ​​​​​​​Introduction to the culture of the Middle East as lived in its villages, towns, and cities. Cross-listed with ANTHROP 2241.
  • PHILOS 1420 "Philosophical Approaches to Racism and Sexism"
    • ​​​​​​​An introductory survey of philosophical ways of thinking about and remedying racism and sexism.
  • PHR 2450 "A Tough Pill: Health Identity, Disparity, and Discrimination"
    • In this course, students will analyze how their own identities and the identities of others influence experiences within the American healthcare system. They will learn terminology related to concepts of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and other identities and apply them to healthcare practice and health disparities.
  • POLITSC 1910 "Introduction to the Politics of Identity"
    • This course is designed to introduce students to the continued significance of race, gender, and ethnicity in American society with a focus on identity. Examines how various identities and combinations of identities (namely race, ethnicity, and gender) are associated with sociopolitical experiences and attitudes.
  • POLITSC 3147 "Intersectionality and Identity Politics" 
    • ​​​​​​​This course addresses American racial and gender politics based on relevant research. In particular, it focuses on research and theories centered on different facets of race, gender, and intersectionality in the United States.
  • PSYCH 1375 "I am. The Psychology of Identity and Culture"
    • ​​​​​​​Contemporary and historical research into psychological identity; The science of how individual people experience personal and cultural differences. Reading and discourse on the psychology research of: personality, social roles, cultural neuroscience, social categorization, intergroup contact, race, ethnicity, diversity, and more.
  • PUBAFRS 2170 "Equity, Justice, and Public Service
    • Through exploration of the definitions and intersectionality of concepts including race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status, this course examines how public administration management decisions and policy result - or not - in socially equitable application.
  • RELSTDS 2370 "Introduction to Comparative Religion
    • Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.
  • RELSTDS 2370H "Introduction to Comparative Religion
    • Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Honors version. 
  • RUSSIAN 2850 "Other Russias"
    • This class is an introduction to lesser known or marginalized people and identities inhabiting Russia. Students learn about gender, sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity as lived experiences, as categories and experiences embedded in historical and cultural contexts, and as categories of social difference that are intersectional, shifting, and shaped by hierarchies of power.
  • RUSSIAN 3750 "[Alter]Native Russia: Indigenous Histories, Cultures, and Politics in Siberia and the North"
    • An intersectional study of race, ethnicity, and gender diversity, this course focuses on the histories, cultures, and politics of often neglected Indigenous peoples of Siberia and the Arctic, and to puts them in a comparative perspective with North America and the global context.
  • SASIA 2230 "Living Everyday Lives: Systems of Discrimination in the United States and South Asia"
    • The course shows how everyday life in South Asia where caste is a category of oppression compares to everyday life in the United States where race is a category of oppression. Everyday life will also introduce students to how race and caste as categories of oppression interact with gender and ethnicity in the United States and South Asia.
  • SLAVIC 2995.99 "Race and Gender in Eastern Europe and the US: A Transatlantic Comparison
    • By studying how identities (racial, ethnic, gender, and religious) exist as cultural constructs, this course will examine and compare the experiences of Russian and East European ethnic and racial minorities in their respective countries and African Americans in the US regarding racialization and marginalization through cultural and social constructs. Cross-listed with COMPSTD 2995.
  • SOCIOL 1101 "Introductory Sociology"
    • ​​​​​​​Fundamental concepts of sociology and introduction to the analysis of social problems and interactions (e.g. wealth, gender, race, inequality, family, crime) using sociological theories.
  • SOCIOL 1101H "Introduction to Sociology (Honors)"
    • ​​​​​​​Fundamentals of sociology and introduction to the analysis of social problems and social interactions (e.g., wealth, gender, race inequality, family, crime) using sociological theories.
  • SOCIOL 2309 "Introduction to Law and Society"
    • Introduction to the law as a social institution, including the origins of law and its relationship to other social institutions, social control, and social change.
  • SOCIOL 2320 "Sociology of Education"
    • Explore how schools shape racial, ethnic, gender, and social class inequalities.
  • SOCIOL 2463 "Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender
    • The study of social inequality with a focus on inequalities by race/ethnicity, gender, and class.
  • SOCWORK 1140 "Issues in Social Justice: Race, Gender and Sexuality" 
    • Examines the history of social oppression directed at certain minority populations in the United States and its impact on their current opportunities and lived experiences. The primary purpose is to analyze how racism, sexism, heterosexism and institutionalized discrimination based on ethnicity affect the social welfare and well-being of those living in the United States.
  • SPANISH 2242 "Introduction to Latinx Studies"
    • Introduction to Latinx studies; history, politics, and cultural production of Latinx communities in the U.S. and its borderlands. Cross-listed with COMPSTD 2322.
  • SPANISH 2381 "Race, Ethnicity & Gender in Spanish Speaking Film & TV"
    • This course will examine how cinema and television in Latin America, the US, and Spain reflect issues of race, ethnicity, and gender and reveal social attitudes and prejudices. Cross-listed with WGSS 2381 and COMPSTD 2381.
  • THEATRE 2700 "Criticizing Television" 
    • A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Students will focus on the ways in which racial, ethnic, and gender diversity issues are represented on television. Cross-listed with ARTEDUC 2700.
  • WGSST 1110 "Gender, Sex and Power" 
    • Introduces students to the study of gender, sex, and power. We will draw on a variety of literatures to analyze gender, race, sexuality, and other identities. We will place the study of U.S. women in broader transnational contexts.
  • WGSST 1110H "Gender, Sex and Power" 
    • Introduces students to the study of gender, sex, and power. We will draw on a variety of literatures to analyze gender, race, sexuality, and other identities. We will place the study of U.S. women in broader transnational contexts. Honors version.
  • WGSST 2215 "Reading Women Writers
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Study of women writers' strategies for articulating experiences and using literature as a lens for social reality and catalyst for social and political change.
  • WGSST 2230 "Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Popular Culture"
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Explores how popular culture generates and articulates our understandings of gender and sexuality and their intersections with race and class.
  • WGSST 2260 "Queer Ecologies: Gender, Sexuality, & the Environment
    • Queer ecologies seek to disrupt the gendered and heterosexual assumptions embedded in how we understand the environment, nature, and bodies (human and animal). From animal studies, queer and feminist social movements for environmental justice, trans*natures, and sexual politics, Queer Ecologies will articulate a commitment to new thinking about the challenges of planetary and climate change.
  • WGSST 2282 "Introduction to Queer Studies"
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduces and problematizes foundational concepts of the interdisciplinary field of queer studies, highlighting the intersections of sexuality with race, class, and nationality. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2282.
  • WGSST 2305 "A World of Gender and Sexualities
    • ​​​​​​​Investigates gender and sexuality in transnational and cross-cultural perspective.
  • WGSST 2306 "Girlhood"
    • ​​​​​​​An examination of the contemporary contexts and social differences of female adolescence, including race, ethnicity, location, sexuality, class. 
  • WGSST 2317 "Gender at the Movies: Hollywood and Beyond"
    • ​​​​​​​A study of the representation of gender in relationship to race, sexuality, and class in cinema. Topics may include stardom, genre, narrative, national cinemas, women and minority filmmakers, and film history.
  • WGSST 2327 "Embodying Gender, Race, and Ethnicity"
    • ​​​​​​​This course examines through a feminist lens how the body is situated, lived, interpreted, and constructed in culture. The course focuses on intersectionality as a key issue in understanding how the body’s gender, race, sexuality, health, physical abilities, and class/economic situation are interconnected.
  • WGSST 2340 "Si Se Puede: Latinx Gender Studies​​​​​​​"
    • ​​​​​​​Explores the various layers of complexity that have historically made up the Latinx experience in the United States at the intersections of class, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
  • WGSST 2367.04 "Black Women Writers: Text and Context"
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Writing and analysis of black women's literary representations of issues in United States social history. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 2367.04.
  • WGSST 2400 "Higher Power: Feminisms & Religion
    • ​​​​​​​Why is studying religion important to feminism? What is religion and why should people interested in the study of feminism take it seriously? We will explore the history and current understandings of the term "religion" in different parts of the world and its relationship to feminism, and we will examine our own assumptions and previous conceptions of what religion means and what "counts." 
  • WGSST 2381 "Race, Ethnicity & Gender in Spanish Speaking Film & TV" 
    • This course will examine how cinema and television in Latin America, the US, and Spain reflect issues of race, ethnicity, and gender and reveal social attitudes and prejudices. Cross-listed with SPANISH 2381 and COMPSTD 2381.

ASCC Themes Subcommittee

  • AFAMAST 3083 "Civil Rights and Black Power Movements"
    • Examines the origins, evolution, and outcomes of the African American freedom struggle, focusing on the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
  • AFAMAST 3110 "Social (In)Justice and the Black Experience"
    • This course will provide a historical grounding/foundation of Black social justice movements in America to help students understand some of the most pressing issues facing African Americans today. In so doing, this course will focus on key events, movements, and ideas that have shaped and informed Black peoples’ social justice efforts in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • AFAMAST 3440 "Theorizing Race"
    • Introduction to issues of "race," consideration of the historical emergence and development of ideas of "race" and of racist practices, along with their contemporary formations. Cross-listed with PHILOS 3440.
  • AFAMAST 4610 "African Americans and the Law"
    • This is an interdisciplinary course that puts major legal cases affecting African Americans into conversation with their historical underpinnings, as well as the social contexts and how those contexts manifest in African American cultural productions. A central goal of the course is to interrogate the idea of a “colorblind” justice system. 
  • ANTHROP 3306 "Anthropological Perspectives on Indigenous Citizenship: Native North Americans"
    • An introduction to complex questions about the citizenship and sovereignty of Indigenous Native Americans, including what constitutes indigenous citizenship and how it is attained, ideas about justice amid difference in Native American societies, and some of the ways that changing power relations shaped racial, ethnic, and gender identities of American Indians.
  • ANTHROP 5624 "The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Society and Eating"
    • Explores food traditions, global expansion of foods and the production/exchange of food in culture and society.
  • ANTHROP 5626 "More: Culture and Economic Life"
    • An analysis of economic rationality in non-market and market societies; resource allocation, work organization, product disposition, exchange, money, trade, and development.
  • ARABIC 2702 "Gender and Citizenship in Modern Arabic Literature"
    • Reading and analysis of representative works of the 19th and 20th centuries; by contemporary women authors. Cross-listed with WGSST 2702
  • ARABIC 3601 "Philosophy and the Just Society in the Classical Islamic World"
    • Surveying the development and major subjects and thinkers of the most vivid period of Arabic philosophy. Cross-listed with PHILOS 3221. 
  • ART 3008 "Artists as Leaders and Engaged Citizens"
    • This course focuses on the role of the artist as a citizen and leader for a just and diverse world. Students will learn about the interface of art and citizenship, including such topics as: art as a social and political practice; the potential for art to advance critical and creative thinking about contemporary social issues; creative/collaborative forms of leadership.
  • CLAS 3210 "Classics and African American Political Thought"
    • To explore ideas of citizenship and political life in ancient Greek and Roman texts (focusing on the 5th century BCE-1st century CE) and in African American texts (with attention to the 18th to 20th centuries). To examine recent developments in scholarship on Black Classicisms. To understand political thought to shed light on the challenges that US-American democracy faces today. 
  • CLAS 3301 "Law, Citizenship, and Empire in Later Rome"
    • This course explores the historical, social, religious, and cultural processes that led to the codification of Roman law by Justinian and his predecessors (this is primarily a historical course, not a course in jurisprudence). Also, this course will examine how changing notions of citizenship within the later empire effected and were affected by the practice and creation of law.
  • CLAS 3302 "Citizenship in Democratic Athens"
    • This class explores the performance of citizenship in ancient Athens. We will study how eighteenth and nineteenth century thinkers sought to marginalize Athens’ democratic nature, we will then cover Athens’ transformation from oligarchy to tyranny, learn about democracy in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, and examine Athens’ political structure.
  • COMM 2367 "Persuasive Communication"
    • This course is designed to increase your understanding of persuasive communication as it relates to citizenship and the American experience. As an advanced level writing course, the course is specifically designed to improve your persuasive writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as specific citizenship behaviors.
  • COMM 2367H "Persuasive Communication"
    • This course is designed to increase your understanding of persuasive communication as it relates to citizenship and the American experience. As an advanced level writing course, the course is specifically designed to improve your persuasive writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as specific citizenship behaviors. Honors version of COMM 2367. 
  • COMM 2850 "Media and Citizenship"
    • This course provides an overview of media’s role in citizenship by learning about media industry operations, how media influence us, critical evaluation of media, media responsibility and literacy, and how our experiences and biases affect the current relationship between mass media and democracy. We will learn how to engage with media to promote informed, active, and responsible citizenship.
  • COMPSTD "Native American Identity"
    • Historical and contemporary issues of American Indian identity, primarily in U.S.; focus on American Indian authors, artists, and scholars.
  • CRPLAN 4597 "The Global Environment in Planning"
    • A review of challenges in developed and developing countries, examining planning issues associated with economic development, social equity, growth and rural development.
  • EDUTL 5005 "Equity and Diversity in Education"
    • Focuses on issues of diversity, equity, teacher beliefs, and multicultural education. Emphasis is placed on the roles of identity and lived experience and it's influences on approaches to teaching and learning in educational settings.
  • ENGLISH 2276 "Arts of Persuasion" 
    • Introduces students to the study and practice of rhetoric and how arguments are shaped by technology, media, and cultural contexts.
  • ENGLISH 2276H "Arts of Persuasion
    • Introduction for honors students to the study and practice of rhetoric and how arguments are shaped by technology, media, and cultural contexts.
  • ENGLISH 3000 "Writing for Social Change"
    • In this course we will use academic writing and research practices across various forms of media to investigate the role of citizenship historically and currently, exploring the ways that we as citizens can work towards a more just and diverse society. We will develop a definition of citizenship that emphasizes a citizen’s relationship to their local, national, and global environments.
  • ENGLISH 3011.01 "Digital Activism"
    • This course is both critical and creative. Students will tinker with digital media tools and think about digital media and social change and citizenship within a rich and safe environment, investigating and experimenting with the consequences of humans' relationships with digital media; studio days will afford hands-on guidance in mobilizing digital media for the purpose of protest and activism.
  • ENGLISH 3011.02 "Social Media Rhetoric"
    • This course examines the everyday rhetoric of social media, focusing on how people use social media to engage in the public sphere, to form communities, and to encounter other political, cultural, and global communities.
  • ENGLISH 3110 "Citizenship, Justice, and Diversity in Literatures, Cultures, and Media"
    • Since the beginning of the modern nation state, cultural texts (poems, novels, films, pamphlets, zines, short stories, advertisements, comics, etc.) have been the essential medium through which the discourse of citizenship has been developed, constructed, refined, and debated. In this course student examine a range of literary periods, genres, and media focused on citizenship and social justice.
  • ENGLISH 3264 "Monsters Without and Within
    • Storytellers have long used monsters not only to frighten us but also to jolt us into thinking deeply about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. This course examines how various horror genres use monsters to explore issues of wellbeing and citizenship, and debates about race, gender, sexual orientation, mental health, social justice, and personal responsibility.
  • ENGLISH 3395 "Literature and Leadership
    • In this course students consider leadership as a component of national citizenship and literature as a mode of exploring and analyzing a range of perspectives on leadership. The course will encourage students to think about how responses to power are mediated by race, gender, and class and how literary study can help them reflect on and articulate their own leadership strengths and aspirations. 
  • ENGR 2300 "Exploring Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Engineering Contexts"
    • This course engages with thematic concepts and definitions of citizenship, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice through historical and contemporary lenses. Students explore the applications and implications of these concepts across a wide range of engineering contexts. Students will approach the writing process from a rhetorical perspective.
  • ENGR 2301 "Exploring Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Engineering Contexts: Integrative Designation"
    • Students will use the engineering design and writing processes to define a meaningful problem within specific local or global communities and formulate and propose a solution to that problem. Students will explore themes of diversity and inclusion in engineering and citizenship in a just and diverse world through a comprehensive, semester-long proposal project. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry. 
  • ENR 2400 "Citizenship Across the Rural-Urban Divide"
    • Foundational concepts of citizenship in historical, current, and social science contexts; definitions, benefits, and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship and community participation in rural, urban, or suburban locations, differing perspectives, community institutions and civic engagement. Impacts of agricultural and environmental issues locally, nationally, and globally.
  • FRIT 3054 "The 21st-Century Skill: Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship"
    • In this course students will develop cultural self-awareness, intercultural empathy, and an understanding of the patterns of behavior and values of people from different cultural contexts - all skills necessary for working and succeeding in the 21st century.
  • GEOG 2400.01 "Economic and Social Geography"
    • Economic activity is a form of social relationship that connects us to people and places in our community and around the world. Develop a spatial understanding of the economy and society, focusing on issues such as globalization and inequality. Tie these geographic perspectives to your own position in global economies and explore how this poses challenges and opportunities for global citizenship.
  • GEOG 2400.02 "Economic and Social Geography: Research-Focused"
    • Economic activity is a form of social relationship that connects us to people and places in our community and around the world. Develop a spatial understanding of the economy and society, focusing on issues such as globalization and inequality. Do extensive research using these geographic perspectives to explore your own position in global economies and opportunities for global citizenship. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry. 
  • GEOG 5502 "Data Justice and the Right to the Smart City"
    • Neoliberal governance of cities affecting cultural, civic, and environmental politics; urban geographies of difference; politics and social economy of global cities; the uneven landscape of access and opportunity; shadow governance; and the built form.
  • GERMAN 3252.01 "The Holocaust in German Literature and Film" 
    • This course will provide an overview of the historical events we call the Holocaust, including their pre-history and their aftermath. This information will provide the necessary background for discussing some of the questions that have occupied the fields of philosophy, literature, aesthetics, and ethics over the last sixty years. Taught in English.
  • GERMAN 3252.02 "The Holocaust in German Literature and Film
    • German 3252.02 is an online version of German 3252.01. This course will provide an overview of the historical events we call the Holocaust, including their pre-history and aftermath. This information will provide the necessary background for discussing some of the questions that have occupied the fields of philosophy, literature, aesthetics, and ethics over the last sixty years. Taught in English.
  • GERMAN 3254H "Representations and Memory of the Holocaust in Film" 
    • Students will view, discuss, and examine major filmic representations of the Holocaust from several countries from the 1940s through the present. Students will learn how these films have contributed to our understanding of its events, challenged notions of social responsibility and belonging, and coped with the problem of representing something often considered unrepresentable. Taught in English.
  • GERMAN 3351 "Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture"
    • Culture and politics of three periods in German history that are relevant to today's challenges: the Weimar Republic, National Socialism & World War II, and the Cold War. Focus not just on tensions between democratic and anti-democratic political movements, but also on the ways that the opinions of ordinary citizens and ideas spread through media can (de-)stabilize democracy. Taught in English.
  • GERMAN 3798.02 "Global May Germany"
    • Students will explore and experience the cosmopolitan and increasingly diverse Berlin by learning about some of the most influential or memorable persons who live or have lived in the city–from its establishment as a capital of the Prussian Kingdom in the 18th century to its present role as capital of a reunified, democratic Germany and a center of European and global politics and culture. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Global and Intercultural Learning: Abroad, Away, or Virtual
  • HISTORY 3002 "U.S. Political History Since 1877" 
    • History of American political institutions, ideas, and culture from Reconstruction to the present.
  • HISTORY 3014 "Gilded Age to Progressive Era, 1877-1920
    • Advanced study of U.S. social, political, cultural, foreign policy history from 1877-1920: Industrialization; immigration; urbanization; populism; Spanish-American War; progressivism; WWI.
  • HISTORY 3083 "Civil Rights and Black Power Movements"
    • Examines the origins, evolution, and outcomes of the African American freedom struggle, focusing on the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
  • HISTORY 3213 "Slavery in the Ancient World
    • Study of slavery as an institution and ideology of ancient Greece and Rome, including its importance in the ancient family, economy, and culture.
  • HISTORY 3213H "Slavery in the Ancient World
    • Study of slavery as an institution and ideology of ancient Greece and Rome, including its importance in the ancient family, economy, and culture. Honors version. 
  • HISTORY 3245 "The Age of Reformation
    • The history of the Protestant, Catholic, and Radical Reformations of 16th- and early 17th-century Europe.
  • HISTORY 3265 "20th-Century German History"
    • Exploration from 1914 to the present of German cultural, economic, political, and social history.
  • HISTORY 3351 "Intellectual and Social Movements in the Muslim World
    • Upper-level lecture/discussion course on significant intellectual and social movements in the Middle East and vicinity from the advent of Islam to the present.
  • HISTORY 3480 "Israel/Palestine: History of the Present"
    • The course will enable students to reflect on the ways in which the past informs interpretations of the present and the ways in which the present informs interpretations of the past. The course will adopt a broad definition of the “present”, investigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict primarily against the background of the collapse of the Oslo peace process in the early 2000s.
  • HISTORY 3501 "U.S. Diplomacy: 1920 to the Present"
    • The formulation of U.S. foreign policy and foreign relations around the world from the aftermath of World War I to the modern day.
  • HISTORY 3561 "Citizenship and American Military History: 1902 to the Present"
    • This course examines how uniformed service impacted Americans' conception of citizenship from the aftermath of the Spanish-American War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after the terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland on September 11, 2001.
  • HISTORY 3670 "Trans-National History of World War II in Europe"
    • One of three Spring prerequisite courses to the World War II Study Program’s May term in Europe. Only students accepted into the program during the October registration period may enroll. This class will deepen the contextual knowledge of students about the different national histories and the specific sites they will encounter in May.
  • HISTORY 3676 "Leadership in History"
    • This course employs the lessons, models, and narratives of history to consider different characteristics of leadership and analyze how those qualities might shape students' own vision of what it means to be an informed citizen, leader, and follower.
  • HISTORY 3680 "Religion and Law in Comparative Perspective"
    • Comparative, interdisciplinary approach to studying religion and law. Drawing on concrete cases, historical studies, and theoretical literature, the course explores how the relationship between religion and law has been configured differently in different liberal democracies, such as the U.S., France, and Israel, and what this might mean for contemporary debates. Cross-listed with RELSTDS 3680. 
  • HISTORY 3712 "Science and Society in Europe, from Newton to Hawking"
    • The history of science from the eighteenth through to the late twentieth century. Students will study major developments in the physical, geological, biological and chemical sciences, and the relation of the history of science to social, economic, political and cultural developments in European history.
  • HISTORY 5255 "Europe Since 1989: Multiple Europes after the Cold War"
    • This course explores the post-Cold War history of Europe. Students will pay attention to multiple definitions and changing understandings of Europe, teasing out the evolution in European identities in the last 30 years. Fundamentally, this is a class about what it means to be European, which allows students to learn about the multiple meanings, manifestations, and interpretations of citizenship.
  • HTHRHSC 4000 "Application of Ethical Decision Making in Health Care"
    • Participation in this course will include ongoing examination of ethical theories, bioethical principles, personal ethics, and an ethical decision-making process for application in the allied health professions. Ethics as it contributes to the definition of citizenship will be explicitly explored.
  • HTHRHSC 4590 "Global Health Inequalities: An Introductory Course"
    • The focus of this course is on recognizing health inequalities locally and beyond. Students will examine why communities in both the Global North and South do not have equitable access to high-quality health services and most importantly what can be done to promote equity.
  • INTSTDS 3450 "Human Rights: An Introduction
    • Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the conceptual history as well as the practice of human rights and its connection to global and domestic citizenship. It traces the evolution of the concept of rights, which emerges from modern revolutions and expands citizenship rights around the world, and explores how these events are connected with the emergence of global conceptions of rights.
  • INTSTDS 3350 "Introduction to Western Europe"
    • Presents an introductory overview of the historical background to modern Western Europe. It surveys the development of society & politics, as well as the evolution of art and music.
  • INTSTDS 4873 "Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context"
    • Examination of contemporary religious movements within the context of larger political, cultural, and economic processes, including post-colonialism, modernization, and globalization. Cross-listed with RELSTDS 4873.
  • ISLAM 3201 "Muslims in America and Europe: Citizenship and Living Between Worlds"
    • What does it mean to live as modern Muslims in western societies? How do they cope with prejudice, Islamophobia, traditions, integration, war, migration, and new opportunities? We explore the experiences of religious minorities in the U.S. and Europe for Muslims whose families are originally from the Arab world, Iran, South Asia, Turkey, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia.
  • JEWSHST 3480 "Israel/Palestine: History of the Present"
    • The course will enable students to reflect on the ways in which the past informs interpretations of the present and the ways in which the present informs interpretations of the past. The course will adopt a broad definition of the “present", investigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict primarily against the background of the collapse of the Oslo peace process in the early 2000s.
  • LING 3605 "Language and Social Justice"
    • This course introduces students to the role that language plays in both affording and denying citizens their rights to equal treatment and opportunity under the law.
  • LING 4602 "Language and Belonging in the U.S."
    • Relationships between language and social diversity in the general American speech community; discussion of how individuals and social groups distinguish themselves on the basis of language. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry. 
  • MUSIC 3364 "Musical Citizenship: Activism, Advocacy and Engagement in Sound"
    • This course examines the sonic expressions of people's status, identity, rights, and duties as political subjects across multiple scales of place. We will consider the value of cultural advocacy in the public sector and social activism in the public sphere and the importance of partnering with (non)governmental institutions, community organizations, and grassroots affiliates to advance musical art. 
  • MUSIC 3364E "Musical Citizenship: Activism, Advocacy and Engagement in Sound"
    • This course examines the sonic expressions of people's status, identity, rights, and duties as political subjects across multiple scales of place. We will consider the value of cultural advocacy in the public sector and social activism in the public sphere and the importance of partnering with (non)governmental institutions, community organizations, and grassroots affiliates to advance musical art. 
  • NELC 3025 "Citizenship and Diaspora: Living in Between Countries and Cultures"
    • This course examines histories, lived experiences, and artistic representations of citizenship and diaspora. Over the course of the semester, we will focus on South Asia, specifically India/Pakistan, and the Middle East, specifically Israel/Palestine, two societies in which citizenship and diaspora have been particularly significant and complex, as well as diasporic communities in the US. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with SASIA 3025.
  • PHILOS 2332 "Engineering Ethics for a Diverse and Just World"
    • This course provides students in engineering fields analytical and critical tools to become ethically attuned citizens who promote and sustain justice in a diverse world.
  • PHILOS 2390 "Ethics and Leadership in a Diverse World
    • Students will engage with leading scholarship on the justification of authority, democratic citizenship, morally responsible decision-making, and virtue ethics to understand how citizenship in a just and diverse society shapes our ideals and practices of ethical leadership.
  • PHILOS 3221 "Philosophy and the Just Society in the Classical Islamic World"
    • Surveying the development and major subjects and thinkers of the most vivid period of Arabic philosophy. Cross-listed with ARABIC 3601. 
  • PHILOS 3440 "Theorizing Race
    • Introduction to issues of "race," consideration of the historical emergence and development of ideas of "race" and of racist practices, along with their contemporary formations. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 3440. 
  • PHR 3540 "Health Citizenship: Advocacy and Change-Making"
    • The goal of the Health Citizenship: Advocacy and Change-Making elective is to build a foundation of knowledge of historical and current state and federal issues that impact healthcare and cultivate skills to become effective changemakers to improve the healthcare system.
  • POLITSC 2120 "Follow the Science: The Politics of Health"
    • In the 20th Century, chronic conditions became the leading killers of Americans and the federal government came to play a much more expansive role in health, including the approval of treatments, regulation of harmful substances, promotion of healthy habits, and funding healthcare. Students will survey these developments and apply the resulting insights to contemporary health policy debates.
  • POLITSC 2145 "Native American Politics"
    • Overview of the politics and governance of Native Americans. Topics include diversity of political structures designed by Indigenous peoples in North America, their dynamic relationships with the US federal government, the major historical events relevant to Native politics, and salient contemporary issues in Native American politics.
  • POLITSC 2150 "Voters and Elections"
    • Students will engage in an in-depth study of the mechanics of democracy. Students will take a close look at various forms of voting and representation around the world and examine the motivation and tactics of elite actors (candidates, reporters, interest groups, political parties, media personalities, etc.) and the voting public.
  • PSYCH 3900 "A Practical Guide to Ruling the World"
    • Contemporary and historical research research as applied to governing and the governed, including social and political psychology, behavioral economics, and more. Reading and discourse on psychological research including: flags and symbols, authoritarianism, patriotism, protests and rebellion, taxation, the media, police psychology, conspiracy theories, and immigration.
  • PUBAFRS 2120 "Public Service and Civic Engagement"
    • This course introduces students to the role an engaged citizenry plays in a democracy. Students will explore trends in civic engagement, the reasons behind these trends, and their consequences; along with issues of social equity in engagement and strategies to increase civic participation.
  • PUBAFRS 2150 "Nonprofit Organizing for Diversity and Justice"
    • The nonprofit sector is one of the primary venues in which Americans engage in citizenship behaviors, while also serving multiple roles which are central to the advancement of a well-functioning democracy. Through a combination of readings, writings, dialogic debates, and guest speakers, students will become informed nonprofit sector stakeholders and participants.
  • PUBAFRS 3210 "Civics, the Making of Law, and the Development and Implementation of Public Policy"
    • This course is an introduction to the range of topics that exists at the intersection of civics, public policy, and law. It provides a grounding in the operation of the three branches of American government and the complexities of their interrelationships, as well as the democratic challenge of organizing them for the promotion of the common good and the advancement of a just & equitable society. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. 
  • RELSTDS 3678 "Religion and American Culture
    • Thematic approach to the intersections of religion and American culture, with attention to varied topics such as pluralism, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, law, media, science, economics, and popular culture. 2370 recommended.
  • RELSTDS 3680 "Religion and Law in Comparative Perspective"
    • Comparative, interdisciplinary approach to studying religion and law. Drawing on concrete cases, historical studies, and theoretical literature, the course explores how the relationship between religion and law has been configured differently in different liberal democracies, such as the U.S., France, and Israel, and what this might mean for contemporary debates. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3680. 
  • RELSTDS 4873 "Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context"
    • Examination of contemporary religious movements within the context of larger political, cultural, and economic processes, including post-colonialism, modernization, and globalization. Cross-listed with INTSTDS 4873.
  • PHILOS 3440 "Theorizing Race"
    • Introduction to issues of "race," consideration of the historical emergence and development of ideas of "race" and of racist practices, along with their contemporary formations. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 3440.
  • SASIA 3025 "Citizenship and Diaspora: Living in Between Countries and Cultures"
    • This course examines histories, lived experiences, and artistic representations of citizenship and diaspora. Over the course of the semester, we will focus on South Asia, specifically India/Pakistan, and the Middle East, specifically Israel/Palestine, two societies in which citizenship and diaspora have been particularly significant and complex, as well as diasporic communities in the US. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with NELC 3025.
  • SASIA 3220 "Citizenship in South Asia"
    • By way of examining literature, historical accounts, primary writings from known historical figures, and contemporary Indian film, this course engages students with a look at how citizenship is imagined in nation states, how it was imagined in colonial India, and how it is manifest in post-colonial South Asia.
  • SASIA 3625 "Understanding Bollywood, knowing India: Hindi Cinema since 1960
    • Explores life in India from the lens of Hindi language cinema. Course engages with social class, gender, sexuality, Indian diaspora in the West, family structure, marriage, politics, caste, language (special focus on multilingualism in India), religion, and globalization, and how these relate to lived experiences of people in Indian society. Not for Film Studies credit.
  • SLAVIC 2797.02 "Central European Study Abroad"
    • Introduction to the history, geography, and politics of Hungary and Poland. This program explores contemporary Central Europe through a historical lens, addressing questions of cultural identity, citizenship, diversity, and justice through on-site study in Budapest and Warsaw. No prior knowledge of Hungary or Poland required.
  • SLAVIC 3320 "Queer Comrades: Sexual Citizenship and LGBTQ Lives in Eastern Europe"
    • Through the lens of film, literature, theater, and art, this course explores what it means to be a queer citizen of Eastern Europe. Countering ideas of inherent backwardness, which tend to erase the existence of a diverse group of people, we will get to know works of art that bear witness to the wealth of queer experiences in 20th-century Eastern Europe.
  • SOCIOL 3200 "Sociology of Immigration
    • Provides a sociological understanding of contemporary migration both globally and with a particular focus on the U.S. The course will examine why migration occurs; how it is sustained over time; and how immigrants are incorporated into the host society. Social relations as central to understanding immigration will be a focus of the course.
  • SOCIOL 3306 "Sociology of Poverty"
    • A study of low-income peoples, especially concerning the effect of poverty on them, and their consequent social participation.
  • SOCIOL 3597.01 "World Problems in Global Context
    • Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.
  • SOCIOL 3798.03 "Genocide and its Aftermath in Rwanda"
    • Course explores the 1994 Rwandan genocide through active learning experiences in Rwanda. Topics include: origins and causes of the genocide in Rwanda and globally; forms of violence, participants, and victims; aftermath and legal response including gacaca courts and collective memories; and human rights, development, and economic growth in Rwanda today.
  • SOCIOL 4462 "Advanced Social Stratification"
    • In-depth theoretical and empirical questions driving the field of inequality, poverty, and social mobility in the 21st century will be explored. We will focus on class, race, and gender inequality in the US, though the course will also develop tools for understanding inequality and poverty across times and places. Approved as a 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry. 
  • TURKISH 3797 "Virtual Education Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey
    • The course offers a virtual education abroad experience that includes immersive opportunities such as virtual reality visits to important sites in Istanbul, online conversations and collaborations with students in Turkey, and workshops and demonstrations with Turkish scholars and artists in cooking, music and dance, language, and more.
  • WGSST 2702 "Gender and Citizenship in Modern Arabic Literature"
    • Reading and analysis of representative works of the 19th and 20th centuries; by contemporary women authors. Cross-listed with ARABIC 2702
  • WGSST 4921 "Intersections: Approaches to Theorizing Difference
    • Examines intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender diversity in various sites within American culture (e.g., legal system, civil rights discourse, social justice movements).
  • YIDDISH 3399 "The Holocaust in Yiddish Writing and Film"
    • We will analyze texts, films & other media produced during and after the Holocaust & consider how these materials open up different perspectives on a seemingly well-known history. We will also consider how these materials participate in ongoing debates about citizenship & statelessness, justice & restitution, the representation of violence, and cultural memory. Readings & discussion in English.
  • AFAMAST 2367.07S "Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus
    • This service-learning course focuses on collecting and preserving literacy narratives of Columbus-area Black communities. Through engagement with community partners, students refine skills in research, analysis, and composition; students synthesize information, create arguments about discursive/visual/cultural artifacts, and reflect on the literacy and life-history narratives of Black Columbus. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Service Learning. Cross-listed with ENGLISH 2367.07S. 
  • AFAMAST 3260 "Global Black Cultural Movements"
    • This course focuses on hemispheric studies in the Americas, examining black cultural movements emerging after emancipation through the present. It considers the ways people of African descent in the Americas have used cultural productions--literature, poetry, film, music, visual art, and performance--to construct identities; agitate for equality; and understand aesthetics as political and beautiful.
  • AFAMAST 3310 "Global Perspectives on the African Diaspora" 
    • Study of historical processes, key figures and ideas, and cultural expressions of the worldwide dispersion of people of African descent from different times and places.
  • AGRCOMM 2330 "Public Perceptions of Agricultural and Environmental Issues"
    • Students will explore vital issues in food, agricultural, and environmental sciences and be exposed to methods to critically evaluate, effectively communicate, and influence decisions made about these issues. They will engage with issue stakeholders and investigate the impacts that their varying perceptions have on the food system, the environment, and society. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry.
  • ANTHROP 3072 "The Newark Earthworks, An Interdisciplinary Course"
    • This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the indigenous peoples of ancient Ohio, an amazing complex of earthen mounds they created, and the many ways we can know about and further study them.
  • ANTHROP 3411 "Human Ecological Adaptations"
    • A study of the interactive relationships between humans and their environments, past and present, with a focus on human biology.
  • ANTHROP 3623 "Environmental Anthropology
    • Theory and ethnographic examples of human-environment interactions, focusing on the role of culture and behavior in environmental adaptation.
  • ARABIC 3702 "Place, Space, and Migration in Modern Arabic Literature and Film"
    • This course on modern Arabic literature and culture in translation focuses on questions of belonging, relationship to space, and migration. It examines how Arabic literary narratives, films, documentaries, and other arts have imagined modes of belonging to spaces such as cities and nations, the natural world (and even the universe!) from the early postcolonial period to the present.
  • CLAS 3700 "Pompeii" 
    • This course investigates the cities and sites destroyed by Vesuvius, including the urban fabric of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We will look at Pompeii’s urban design, public and private spheres and their decoration, and at the wider cultural, geographical and historical contexts of the art produced by and for its residents.
  • COMM 2331 "Strategic Communication Principles"
    • The role of strategic communication in business, including basic principles of integrated marketing, theory, and ethical standards.
  • COMPSTD 3072 "The Newark Earthworks, An Interdisciplinary Course"
    • This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the indigenous peoples of ancient Ohio, an amazing complex of earthen mounds they created, and the many ways we can know about and further study them.
  • EARTHSC 2206 "Principles of Oceanography"
    • Introduction to the four basic disciplines of oceanography: biological, geological, chemical, and physical. Relevance of oceanography in contemporary issues.
  • EARTHSC 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EEOB and History. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EEOB 2911 and HISTORY 2911.  
  • EDUTL 3101 "Playing Our Way Into Learning"
    • Playing is at the heart of being human. In this course we'll play together as we explore the significance of theories and practices of playful learning and teaching in informal as well as formal settings.
  • EDUTL 4303 "Language, Diversity, and Education"
    • This course is designed to develop your critical language awareness with respect to language diversity and to prepare you to engage effectively with linguistically diverse populations in educational contexts. We explore language diversity, how it shapes teaching and learning, and how we can reshape linguistic environments to make them more equitable.
  • EEOB 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EEOB and History. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EARTHSC 2911 and HISTORY 2911. 
  • ENGLISH 2367.05 "Writing About the U.S. Folk Experience"
    • Concepts of American folklore and ethnography; folk groups, tradition, and fieldwork methodology; how these contribute to the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of lived environments.
  • ENGLISH 2367.08 "The U.S. Experience: Writing About Video Games and Virtual Worlds"
    • Emphasizes persuasive and researched writing, revision, and composing in various forms and media. Focusing on digital literacy, development of critical thinking skills and skill in producing analytical prose, students explore key conversations in the field of game studies and analyze a variety types of video game writing. No prior knowledge of video games or game studies is required.
  • ENGLISH 2367.07S "Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus
    • This service-learning course focuses on collecting and preserving literacy narratives of Columbus-area Black communities. Through engagement with community partners, students refine skills in research, analysis, and composition; students synthesize information, create arguments about discursive/visual/cultural artifacts, and reflect on the literacy and life-history narratives of Black Columbus. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Service Learning. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 2367.07S. 
  • ENGLISH 3019 "The Language of Place: Interpreting our Surroundings"
    • This is a course in the rhetorical theory and analysis of space and place as meaningful human product. Students examine the rhetorical purpose and effect of space and place as concept or idea, specific location, as metaphor, metonym, or icon, as local marker or national or global landmark, and learn to appreciate how the visuo-spatial experience of places and spaces profoundly impacts our lives.
  • ENGLISH "3350 “Time & Space Travel in Science Fiction
    • This course will focus on a classic trope in science fiction: traveling to imaginary lands and times. Travel has allowed writers to reimagine human relationships to lived environments by inviting comparisons between the past and present, between the here and there.
  • ENGLISH 3360 "Ecopoetics
    • 'Ecopoetics' is a thematic literature course focused on interpretation and analysis of literary texts that represent interactions between humans and the natural world within specific cultural and historical settings, through a contextual examination of how human activity has impacted the environment, how social and natural systems interact, and the long-term impact of human choices.
  • ENR 3500 "Community, Environment, and Development"
    • Social change related to natural resource and environmental issues. Includes a focus on community-level initiatives, environmental social movements, and issues of environmental justice.
  • FAES 3797.05 "Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Diversity and Sustainability
    • Provide perspective of agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Designed to educate and prepare students to experience various applications of agriculture and production systems within socioeconomic and ethnically diverse contexts. 4 credit hour High-Impact Practice: Global and Intercultural Learning: Abroad, Away, or Virtual
  • FRENCH 2803.01 "Paris" 
    • Exploration of the lived environment of the city of Paris through the study of its history, geography, population, and cultural production, including but not limited to art, architecture, cinema, literature, and fashion.
  • FRIT 3061 "Mediterranean Food Cultures
    • This course approaches food as a way of talking about culture and identity in an ever-changing world of human and environmental interactions. Through the study of literature, film, music, and social media, it explores how the lived environments of the regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea have shaped and continue to shape their cuisines and thus their cultural identities.
  • GEOG 2500 "Cities and their Global Spaces"
    • Globalization and urbanization; urban economies, spaces, and societies; function, form, and pattern in developed and developing world cities.
  • GEOG 3800 "Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Society"
    • Geographical understanding of interactions between society and environment; how historical and contemporary views of the environment influence people's actions toward the environment and other people.
  • GERMAN 3352 "The Development of Contemporary Dresden"
    • Investigation of German life and culture, past and present, through an exploration of the city of Dresden and surroundings; summer study abroad course with first-hand experience of German culture. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Education Abroad & Away.
  • GERMAN 3689 "Words Across The World"
    • Language, at the heart of our social life, drives much of what humans do: converse, convey beliefs and views, label, categorize, include and exclude people. We'll critically examine how we use language to interact with our lived environments (LE); analyze and discover ways in which words are used and manipulated to impact our LE; and how changes and developments in our LE can have a direct effect on language. Cross-listed with NELC 3689 & SPANISH 3689.
  • HISTART 3905 "The Developing World on Screen"
    • Exploration of the relationships between the lived environments of the developing world and their representations in film. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with INTSTDS 3905.
  • HISTART 4798.03 "Gothic Art, Architecture, and Ecology in Paris"
    • This course investigates the cathedrals of Gothic Paris and the Ile de France, the most famous monuments of European medieval art. The course explores the history of these buildings in their cultural, political, social, artistic, environmental, and ecological contexts. The course covers medieval buildings but also the sculptures, stained glass, textiles, and precious objects that filled them.
  • HISTORY 2701 "History of Technology
    • Survey of the history of technology in global context from ancient times.
  • HISTORY 2710 "History of the Car"
    • The car has shaped the world we live in today. Ideas of capitalism, technology, and consumerism are inherently linked to its creation and expansion in modern society. This course will examine the development of the car in the 20th century, first in the United States and then how its global expansion has come to define global society today.
  • HISTORY 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EarthSc and EEOB. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EEOB 2911 and EarthSC 2911.
  • HISTORY 3072 "The Newark Earthworks, An Interdisciplinary Course"
    • This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the indigenous peoples of ancient Ohio, an amazing complex of earthen mounds they created, and the many ways we can know about and further study them.
  • HTHRHSC 4700 "Global Aging
    • Study of health and well-being of older adults in developed and developing countries and immigrant communities with the exploration of impact and requirements within the lived environment.
  • INTSTDS 3905 "The Developing World on Screen"
    • Exploration of the relationships between the lived environments of the developing world and their representations in film. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with HISTART 3905.
  • KNOW 2310 "Seeing and Making"
    • Introduction to the design of the physical environment through direct experience and practices of making, including urban walks, drawing and physical model making. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry.
  • LING 3603 "Language Across Cultures" 
    • Investigation of relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences.
  • LING 3803 "Ethics of Language Technology"
    • Students will learn about how language processing systems are created, and at what
      steps in the process bias and unfairness might creep in. They will learn about efforts to define, detect and quantify bias, and how different ethical principles can lead to different results. Finally, students will discuss different ways to remedy the ethical problems of language technology.
  • MEDREN 3217 "Shakespeare's London"
    • A study of the history, society, and culture of London in the age of Shakespeare and the Tudors and Stuarts from the Protestant Reformation to the Great Fire (1666).
  • MUSIC 3352 "Soundscapes of Ohio"
    • This course examines the historical and present-day sonic lived environment of Central Ohio. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry.
  • NELC 3667 "Messages from Beyond: Divination, Prophecy, and the Occult in Religion and Culture"
    • In this course, we will explore how people from antiquity to our time have sought to find meaning in the complexity and uncertainty around their physical and social environment to access what they perceived as hidden realms as sources of meaning. Students will learn how messages from beyond guide their daily lives, provide them with sources of authority or companionship for their art of philosophy. Cross-listed with RELSTDS 3667. 
  • NELC 3689 "Words Across The World"
    • Language, at the heart of our social life, drives much of what humans do: converse, convey beliefs and views, label, categorize, include and exclude people. We'll critically examine how we use language to interact with our lived environments (LE); analyze and discover ways in which words are used and manipulated to impact our LE; and how changes and developments in our LE can have a direct effect on language. Cross-listed with GERMAN 3689 & SPANISH 3689.
  • PUBHLTH 3310 "Current Issues in Global Environmental Health"
    • Fundamental concepts and principles of environmental health are presented through a critical review and discussion of current issues in global environmental health.
  • RELSTDS 3667 "Messages from Beyond: Divination, Prophecy, and the Occult in Religion and Culture"
    • In this course, we will explore how people from antiquity to our time have sought to find meaning in the complexity and uncertainty around their physical and social environment to access what they perceived as hidden realms as sources of meaning. Students will learn how messages from beyond guide their daily lives, provide them with sources of authority or companionship for their art of philosophy. Cross-listed with NELC 3667. 
  • SPANISH 3689 "Words Across The World"
    • Language, at the heart of our social life, drives much of what humans do: converse, convey beliefs and views, label, categorize, include and exclude people. We'll critically examine how we use language to interact with our lived environments (LE); analyze and discover ways in which words are used and manipulated to impact our LE; and how changes and developments in our LE can have a direct effect on language. Cross-listed with GERMAN 3689 & NELC 3689.
  • AEDE 2501 "Introduction to Sustainability
    • This high-impact research course introduces students to principles from various disciplines related to social, economic and environmental sustainability. Students will evaluate key concepts and examine tradeoffs that are a part of sustainability action using case studies representing diverse perspectives. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative TeachingCross-listed with ENR 2501
  • ANTHROP 3050 "Social and Ecological Systems: From Problems to Prospects
    • This high-impact research course surveys the diverse past, present, and future of human-environment relationships. Students will investigate key contemporary issues, discover their cultural and historical causes, and explore how constructive solutions can be achieved. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Research & Creative Inquiry.
  • ANTHROP 3411 "Human Ecological Adaptations"
    • A study of the interactive relationships between humans and their environments, past and present, with a focus on human biology.
  • ANTHROP 3623 "Environmental Anthropology
    • Theory and ethnographic examples of human-environment interactions, focusing on the role of culture and behavior in environmental adaptation.
  • ANTHROP 4597.03H "Models of Sustainability and Resilience, Lessons from the Past
    • History of modern biotic communities, biological evidence of climatic change during the late glacial and Holocene, and exploration of the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climatic functions.
  • CIVILEN 3530 "Learning From Disasters: Extreme Events and Their Impact on Infrastructure, Engineering, and Society"
    • Introduction to six dimensions of sustainability while learning the main impacts and threats caused by various extreme events through the study of academic publications and reports covering six major extreme events. Long term impacts and recovery from extreme events, how historical decisions in planning, engineering and/or urban development, legislation play important roles. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with EARTHSC 3530.
  • COMM 2596 "Communicating Science, Health, Environment, & Risk"
    • This course provides a general introduction to the fields of science, risk, environmental and health communication from multiple perspectives including psychological, social, cultural, and sustainability sciences. Students will apply theories and research covered in class to address real-world challenges of communicating science, health, environment, and risk to wide audiences.
  • COMPSTD 4420 "Cultural Food Systems and Sustainability"
    • Considering food as both a material good and marker of individual or collective identity, this interdisciplinary course asks students to think reflexively of how food and foodways (i.e., socio-cultural practices related to food production and consumption) are being transformed amid changing lived environments at various scales. This course includes a required agricultural experiential component.
  • CRPLAN 3210 "Sustainable Urban Planning Policy and Practice"
    • This is an undergraduate course on sustainable urban planning policy and practice. The course has been designed to provide theory and practice based experiences regarding the concept of sustainable development as it relates to planning. The focus of the course will be on the relationship between land use planning and sustainable development, although other planning subjects will be addressed.
  • EARTHSC 2203 "Environmental Geoscience"
    • Concepts and challenges of geological hazards and resources, environmental pollution, and health; regional and long-range planning; and global change and sustainability.
  • EARTHSC 2210 "Energy, Mineral Resources, and Society"
    • Geologic origin, world distribution, and uses of mineral resources critical to society; topics include mineral and fossil fuels, metallic ores, and industrial minerals. 
  • EARTHSC 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EEOB and History. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EEOB 2911 and HISTORY 2911.  
  • EARTHSC 3530 "Learning From Disasters: Extreme Events and Their Impact on Infrastructure, Engineering, and Society"
    • Introduction to six dimensions of sustainability while learning the main impacts and threats caused by various extreme events through the study of academic publications and reports covering six major extreme events. Long term impacts and recovery from extreme events, how historical decisions in planning, engineering and/or urban development, legislation play important roles. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with CIVILEN 3530.
  • EEOB 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EEOB and History. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EARTHSC 2911 and HISTORY 2911. 
  • ENGLISH 3020 "Writing About Sustainability"
    • This course asks students to consider their place in the natural world by conducting primary and secondary research, analyzing data, composing and revising written arguments, and becoming more proficient with the conventions of academic discourses. We will employ rhetorical theory as one approach to engage in advanced, in-depth, and scholarly investigations about sustainability.
  • ENGLISH 3022 "Media Sustainability"
    • This course explores the sustainability of digital media infrastructure and its impact on the environment as well as the social and cultural effects of the web, analyzing the ecological impacts of producing and maintaining digital devices and the internet, the human cost of modern manufacturing practices, and the social and cultural upheavals caused by digital computing and networking.
  • ENGLISH 3340 "Reimagining Climate Change"
    • The course focuses on literature and media (fiction, non-fiction, film, video games, comics) that discuss the broad issue of climate change and the long relationship between humans and the environment.
  • ENR 2501 "Introduction to Sustainability
    • This high-impact research course introduces students to principles from various disciplines related to social, economic and environmental sustainability. Students will evaluate key concepts and examine tradeoffs that are a part of sustainability action using case studies representing diverse perspectives. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative TeachingCross-listed with AEDE 2501
  • ENR 3200 "Environmental and Natural Resources Policy"
    • This course covers topics such as the constitutional foundations of environmental policy, the role of congress and the executive branch in designing policy and bureaucratic agencies in implementing them, and the courts system as the final arbiter for environmental disputes. It also covers some of the foundational legislation in the U.S. to protect the environment and advance sustainability.
  • ENR 3400 "Psychology of Environmental Problems"
    • The theory and psychology behind individual and group behavior as it relates to environmental problems.
  • FABENG 3210 + 3211 "Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering"
    • This course will introduce students to the field of Humanitarian Engineering, cover a variety of potential career paths in this field, explore engineering equations as they apply to problem solving in low-resource settings, introduce students to reflection and communication skills for working as engineers in sustainable development and discuss cultural constraints for engineering problems. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching.
  • FABENG 3400.01 "Sustainability of the Food Supply Chain"
    • Sustainability of the food supply chain depends on the efficiency of transforming raw food materials into consumer food products. This course introduces key operations in each sector of the supply chain along with sustainability parameters, focusing on energy, water, and waste. Students will recognize the challenges of maintaining a sustainable food supply while minimizing environmental impact. Cross-listed with FDSCTE 3400.01. 
  • FDSCTE 3110 "Alternative Packaging for a Greener Environment"
    • This Sustainability course focuses on the dependence of humans on earth and environmental systems through the lens of alternative packaging. Plastic packaging accounts for >30% of global plastic consumption. Sustainable alternatives to current packaging methods are urgently needed. This course addresses sustainability through the dimensions of engineering, technology, and design. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice:  Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching.
  • FDSCTE 3400.01 "Sustainability of the Food Supply Chain"
    • Sustainability of the food supply chain depends on the efficiency of transforming raw food materials into consumer food products. This course introduces key operations in each sector of the supply chain along with sustainability parameters, focusing on energy, water, and waste. Students will recognize the challenges of maintaining a sustainable food supply while minimizing environmental impact. Cross-listed with FABENG 3400.01.
  • FRIT 3061 "Mediterranean Food Cultures"
    • Considering it more than a biological necessity, this course approaches food as a way of approaching a region's cultures in an ever-changing world of human and environmental interactions and explores how concerns over agricultural sustainability thus translate into concerns over cultural specificity. Students will examine Mediterranean cuisines through literature, film, music, and social media.
  • GEOG 3755 "Geography of the European Union and the Challenges of Sustainability"
    • Study abroad in Cyprus. Geographic factors in the economic, social, and political progress of European integration; major problems of the area in the light of their geographic background. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Education Abroad & Away.
  • GEOG 3801 "Political Ecology"
    • Introduces students to a geographical school of nature-society thought. It situates PE in the hundred years of geographic thought on nature-society relations prior to PE's emergence in the 1970s, and follows how the field developed since then.
  • GEOG 3900.01 "Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences"
    • An advanced overview of how Earth’s climate changes over time and engage the consequences currently facing our planet. Fundamentals of climate dynamics and broader political, economic, and legal dimensions are explained. Students will explore links between climate and society’s energy usage, then critically evaluate scale-specific strategies for mitigation and adaptation.
  • GEOG 3900.02 "Global Climate Change: Causes & Consequences"
    • An advanced overview of causes and consequences of Earth’s changing climate. It engages the fundamentals of climate dynamics and broader political, economic and legal dimensions. Student research investigates the nature and extent of a particular climate change consequence for society and critically evaluates strategies for mitigation and adaptation.
  • GERMAN 3354 "From Viking Saga to Climate fiction: Nature in Nordic and Germanic Literatures"
    • This course explores how sustainable human-nature relationships are conceived, represented, and reflected in the literatures of Nordic and German-speaking countries, from the medieval period to the present—e.g., in Icelandic saga; Gothic Romantic narrative; modern fairy tale; graphic novel; poetry; song; philosophical essay; and climate science-fiction. Cross-listed with SCANDVN 3354
  • HCS 2204 "Ecology of Managed Plant Systems"
    • Origin, diversification, and biogeography of plants inhabiting managed landscapes.
  • HISTORY 2702 "Food in World History"
    • Survey of the history of food, drink, diet and nutrition in a global context.
  • HISTORY 2704 "Water: A Human History"
    • History of human use and understandings of water from ancient to modern times, with case studies taken from different geographic locations. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
  • HISTORY 2711 "History of Nuclear Energy"
    • Nuclear energy has been vaunted as a sustainable energy source yet remains a controversial part of the world's energy matrix today. This course will historicize its development from the product of WWII scientific tests to the promise of limitless energy in the 1960s and 1970s, to the infamous catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima, to present day advances and climate change issues.
  • HISTORY 2911 "The Climate Crisis: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation"
    • Examination of the basic science of climate change, of the ability to make accurate predictions of future climate, and of the implications for global sustainability by combining perspectives from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study. Team-taught with faculty members in EarthSc and EEOB. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Collaborative Teaching. Cross-listed with EEOB 2911 and EarthSC 2911.
  • HISTORY 3706 "Coca-Cola Globalization: The History of American Business and Global Environmental Change 1800-Today"
    • This course offers an introduction to the fields of environmental history and business history, beginning with the industrial revolution of the early nineteenth century and ending in the twenty-first century. It chronicles the rise of some of America’s biggest multinational corporations and examines how these firms, working with governments and other institutions, shaped global change.
  • ITALIAN 3001 "Green Italy" 
    • This course traces the history of Italian environment and landscape narratives with a focus on the last two centuries by analyzing the effect of human-driven land consumption, pollution, and economic transformations on natural spaces in Italy.
  • PHILOS 2342 "Environmental Ethics
    • Examination of the moral issues generated by the impact of human beings on the natural environment.
  • PLNTPTH 4321 "Managing Biological Invasions for Forest Sustainability"
    • Explores the causes and consequences of, and management options for, biological invasions of forest environments by pathogens and insect pests that lead to widespread tree mortality. These invasions contribute to ecosystem degradation, with ecological and socio-economic impacts and implications for the sustainability of forest ecosystems, industries, and the beings that depend on them.
  • SCANDVN 3354 "From Viking Saga to Climate fiction: Nature in Nordic and Germanic Literatures"
    • This course explores how sustainable human-nature relationships are conceived, represented, and reflected in the literatures of Nordic and German-speaking countries, from the medieval period to the present—e.g., in Icelandic saga; Gothic Romantic narrative; modern fairy tale; graphic novel; poetry; song; philosophical essay; and climate science-fiction. Cross-listed with GERMAN 3354
  • SOCIOL 3460 "Environmental Justice"
    • Examines environmental issues from a sociological perspective, especially human causes of environmental change such as technology, population, and consumption, and social reactions.
  • SPANISH 4542 "Taco Planet: Food, Sustainability & Latin(x) American Cultures"
    • Examines the history, policies, visual representations, culinary techniques, and literatures that bring together Latin(x) American identity, expressive cultures, and culinary practices. Students will visit local businesses and complete instructional kitchen class gatherings to inventory how they can contribute to more sustainable and ethical consumer choices. Taught in English.
  • AFAMAST 5650 "Blackness and the Body in Science and Medicine"
    • This course considers the need for and pursuit of social justice when black bodies are subjected to commodification and systemic subordination. The course focuses on what Frantz Fanon called the “corporeal schema” of blackness as well as the social construction of blackness to think about the relationship between black bodies and social justice pursuits in medicine and science.
  • ANTHROP 3340 "The Anthropology of Mental Health"
    • Provides an introduction to global mental health through the lens of medical anthropology. Students will gain a holistic understanding of prescient concerns in global mental health and the ways in which anthropology can contribute an understanding to the experience, diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health issues by diverse populations.
  • ANTHROP 3301 "Human Biological Diversity & Health"
    • Survey of modern human biological diversity; examination of the underlying evolutionary and adaptive mechanisms responsible; exploration of the interplay between biology and behavior in adaptation.
  • ANTHROP 3302 "Introduction to Medical Anthropology"
    • Relationship of anthropology to the art and science of medicine.
  • ANTHROP 5601 "The Anthropology of Sex, Drugs, and HIV"
    • Biocultural and sociocultural aspects of health in modern and prehistoric populations.
  • ANTHROP 5602 "Women's Health in Global Perspective"
    • A cross-cultural comparison of the political, economic, social, and biological issues surrounding women's health
  • ANTHROP 5700 "Anthropology, Public Health, and Human Rights"
    • This course provides an introduction to the relationship between medical anthropology and global public health with an emphasis on social justice and health as a human right. Health policy, evidence-based medicine, children’s health, HIV, TB, chronic disease, citizenship and deservingness, and other health topics will be discussed and analyzed from a cross-cultural and ethnographic perspective.
  • ANTHROP 5702 "Anthropology in/of the Clinic"
    • Investigates how health systems are products of historical, socio-political, and economic forces. Explores how anthropological perspectives, concepts and ethnography can be practiced in clinical settings to facilitate culturally competent care, inform public policy and programs, and reduce health disparities. An ideal course for students pursuing careers in healthcare related professions.
  • BIOETHC 3000 "Case Studies in Medical and Healthcare Ethics"
    • The field of medical ethics has been and is continually shaped by major cases, both famous and infamous. This course surveys the causes and contexts, as well as the philosophical and ethical issues embedded within these cases.
  • BIOLOGY 2105 "Human Biology in Cinema"
    • Human Biology in Cinema will explore biological insights related to human health and wellbeing through the lens of mainstream films. These biological insights will enhance comprehension and appreciation of films and in turn the films will provide a narrative structure that make the information more accessible and memorable. Films will serve as a starting point for a class discussion each week.
  • COMM 3442 "Violence in Society and Violence in the Media"
    • This course examines the causes, consequences, and solutions to human aggression and violence. It discusses how aggression and violence are defined and measured, aggression theories, individual risk factors, contextual risk factors, protective factors, and aggression targets. It examines in detail violent media research. It also discusses how to reduce anger, aggression, and violent media effects.
  • COMM 4736 "Health Communication in Interpersonal Contexts"
    • Study of communication relevant to health care in various face-to-face contexts.
  • COMM 4737 "Health Communication in Mass Mediated Contexts"
    • Overview of theory and research related to the role of mass media as they affect the public's health behavior.
  • ENGLISH 2277 "Introduction to Disability Studies"
    • Foundational concepts and issues in disability studies; introduction to the sociopolitical models of disability.
  • ENGLISH 2367.06 "Writing about Disability"
    • Students will critically examine writing about disability, health, and wellness from a variety of genres (scholarly essays, personal essays, documentaries, comics, music, film) and use their findings to produce creative, scholarly, and professional documents appealing to multiple audiences and rhetorical situations.
  • ENGLISH 3031 "Rhetorics of Health, Illness, and Wellness
    • Students examine rhetorical concepts and how rhetorical devices construct our understanding of our bodies, health and wellness. Students learn how power structures and ideologies enable commonplace rhetorical devices to structure normative beliefs about bodies, health, and wellness and how rhetoric shapes perceptions of health and wellness and makes and unmakes healthy bodies, including your own.
  • ENGLISH 3161 "Drug Use & Addiction in Literature"
    • Students will read fiction, poetry, memoirs, songs, comics, and films that portray drug use and addiction. Through literature students will discover the history of the human experience with substance use and abuse, and learn how literary texts provide human beings with unique tools to describe, explain, and analyze the complicated relationship between people and drugs.
  • ENGLISH 3264 "Monsters Without and Within
    • Storytellers have long used monsters not only to frighten us but also to jolt us into thinking deeply about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. This course examines how various horror genres use monsters to explore issues of wellbeing and citizenship, and debates about race, gender, sexual orientation, mental health, social justice, and personal responsibility.
  • FDSCTE 2300 "Role of Food Science in Human Health"
    • This course explores the role of food in an individual's health by addressing mainstream controversies. Students will have an understanding of food supply chain, food components, food safety, food processing, food additives, labeling, food laws and regulations and their impact on ensuring a safe food supply and protecting consumer's health.
  • FDSCTE 3100 "Global Cuisines: Food Science and Health"
    • This course discusses elements impacting food safety and human health through the lens of global cuisine. Faculty will introduce related concepts in food and health sciences and illustrate how advancements in science, technology, and globalization impact food, health, and wellbeing. Students will develop an appreciation of cuisines and sound judgement on dietary practices for health and wellbeing.
  • FDSCTE 4597.01 "Alcohol and Society"
    • The historical, nutritional, medical, social, technical, and economic aspects of the use of beverage and industrial alcohol.
  • HISTORY 2703 "History of Public Health, Medicine, and Disease
    • Survey of the history of public health, disease and medicine in a global context.
  • HISTORY 3708 "Vaccines: A Global History"
    • This course examines the history and biology of vaccines. We explore the discovery and development of vaccines, along with the political and cultural controversies that have surrounded them for centuries. Team-taught course with faculty member in Pharmacy. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with PHR 3708.
  • HISTORY 4706 "Chronic: Illness, Injury, and Disability in Modern History"
    • This seminar explores the emergence of “chronic”—the disease category and the illnesses it names—over the course of the 20th century. We consider the political economic, environmental, and techno-social conditions that gave rise to chronic illness in modern history, and consider factors including public health policy, the pharmaceutical industry, activism, pop culture, and more.
  • HTHRHSC 3400 "Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention"
    • An introduction to health promotion with an emphasis on the issues and factors that impact and influence health of individuals, groups and societies demonstrating the role of disciplinary research on identifying and addressing issues of health and health promotion.
  • HW 2102 "Optimizing Personal Health, Happiness, & Wellbeing"
    • Application of evidence-based concepts and strategies to manage stress through cognitive-behavioral skills building. Strengthen resiliency, set goals, problem solve and engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal health, happiness and well-being.
  • JEWSHST 3636 "Jewish Bodies: Health, Gender, & Sex"
    • This course examines how Jewish bodies have been defined, represented, transformed, and challenged from ancient times to the present day. We will explore how pre-modern thinkers conceived of healthy bodies and diseased bodies and contrast their understandings with contemporary approaches to health and well-being.
  • KNHES 2995 "Food is Function, Movement is Medicine"
    • This integrative course provides an introduction to the powerful and widespread impact of food and fitness on human health. This course will examine essential components of a healthy lifestyle, including eating patterns, optimizing physical activity plans, improving sleep, managing stress with healthy coping strategies, forming and creating positive relationships and adopting healthy habits. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching.
  • MUSIC 2032S "Drumming for Wellness"
    • Students will learn research, theories, skills, and techniques relevant to the use of music in settings in which the focus is to assist in the rehabilitation, treatment, or well-being of people with motor disorders and their caregivers. Course will not count as an elective for music degree programs. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Service Learning.
  • MUSIC 3010 "Public Health and Opera"
    • This course explores six public health themes that are dramatized in opera as a popular artistic medium. Students will be introduced to the public health aspects of the issue and then presented with information about how the issue has been represented in multiple operas, ranging from the 1700s to current day. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with PUBHLTH 3010. 
  • NURSING 3798 "Nursing Study Tour Cyprus"
    • Provides an introduction to global health, well-being and sustainability concepts, examining the blueprint to transform our world through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Examination of how current and historical human and natural systems impact well-being. Comparison of approaches in Cyprus and the US for addressing some of the most pressing health issues of young adults. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Education Abroad & Away.
  • PHILOS 2456 "Philosophy of Sport"
    • What is sport? How are sports similar to, and different from, games and arts? What can philosophical analysis add to scientific findings about sporting performance? What, if any, contribution does playing and/or watching sports make to a good, happy, and/or meaningful life? This course explores the nature of sport as a human activity and the value of sport; its role in well-being in particular.
  • PHILOS 2465 "Death and the Meaning of Life"
    • Explore the question of whether there is a relationship between mortality and a meaningful life.
  • PHILOS 3430 "The Philosophy of Sex and Love"
    • This course will explore both historical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on both sex and love, and the many ways in which sex and love are integral to human health and well-being.
  • PHR 2400.01 "Addicting Drugs: Effects, Introductory Neurobiology, and Regulation"
    • Overview of effects, regulation, and mechanism of action of addicting drugs, with an introduction to function of the nervous system and how this function is altered by drugs.
  • PHR 2410 "Drugstore Science"
    • This course introduces the science behind common drugstore products, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications and drug-cosmetics, including how these products work, potential non-drug alternatives, and various drug-related issues involving their use. Note: Content of this course is not intended to be considered as professional medical advice or to replace advice from a healthcare provider.
  • PHR 2367.01 "Drug Use in American Culture"
    • This course investigates a given drug by assessing its historical use, clinical properties and risks, its role in American culture, and other issues surrounding its use/abuse in the United States. Students will analyze various sources of information and effectively communicate key messages using a variety of platforms.
  • PHR 2367.02 "Drug Use in American Culture"
    • This course investigates a given drug by assessing its historical use, clinical properties and risks, its role in American culture, and other issues surrounding its use/abuse in the United States. Students will analyze various sources of information and effectively communicate key messages using a variety of platforms. Online delivery only.
  • COMPSTD 2323 "Introduction to American Indian Studies"
    • This course explores the legal, cultural, historic, and political foundations, experiences, and perspectives and futures of American Indians in the U.S., with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender diversity.
  • COMPSTD 2323 "Introduction to American Indian Studies"
    • This course explores the legal, cultural, historic, and political foundations, experiences, and perspectives and futures of American Indians in the U.S., with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender diversity.
  • PHR 3440 "Drugs that Changed the World"
    • Medications have profoundly affected the human experience. The discovery and use of medications such as antibiotics, contraceptives, and vaccines have reshaped our society in the last century. While many of these medications have had a generally positive impact on human populations, they are not free of controversy. This course will explore their complex history, science, and societal impact.
  • PHR 3708 "Vaccines: A Global History" 
    • This course examines the history and biology of vaccines. We explore the discovery and development of vaccines, along with the political and cultural controversies that have surrounded them for centuries. Team-taught course with faculty member in History. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3708.
  • POLITSC 2120 "Follow the Science: The Politics of Health"
    • In the 20th Century, chronic conditions became the leading killers of Americans and the federal government came to play a much more expansive role in health, including the approval of treatments, regulation of harmful substances, promotion of healthy habits, and funding healthcare. Students will survey these developments and apply the resulting insights to contemporary health policy debates.
  • PSYCH 2303 "Positive Psychology"
    • Introduction to the field of positive psychology. Topics include positive affect, subjective well-being, optimism, psychological strengths, emotional intelligence, compassion, humor, and spirituality.
  • PUBHEPI 2410 "Epidemiology in Public Health
    • The course will cover the principles and procedures in the field of epidemiology, with a focus on the application of the principles of epidemiology.
  • PUBHEPI 3411 "Public Health Field Investigation
    • This course provides an applied study in investigating and responding to outbreaks, disasters, and other acute public health events.
  • PUBHHBP 3510 "Role of Behavior in Public Health"
    • Introduction to concepts of health behavior and its role in public health; social determinants of health; applications to selected community health problems and issues.
  • PUBHHMP 3610 "United States and International Health Care"
    • Introduction to the history, organization and politics of the global health care system, critical review of selected issues using different analytic frameworks.
  • PUBHLTH 2010 "Critical Issues in Global Public Health"
    • Public health concepts examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, and results of public health practices domestically and internationally. Presents the pressing global public health concerns of the 21st century.
  • PUBHLTH 2010H "Honors Critical Issues in Global Public Health
    • Critical Issues Global Public Health presents global public health practice and research, examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice at the global, national, state, and local levels.
  • PUBHLTH 3010 "Public Health and Opera"
    • This course explores six public health themes that are dramatized in opera as a popular artistic medium. Students will be introduced to the public health aspects of the issue and then presented with information about how the issue has been represented in multiple operas, ranging from the 1700s to current day. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. Cross-listed with MUSIC 3010. 
  • SOCIOL 2290 "Sociology of Death and Dying"
    • Provides a sociological overview of death and dying, including the demographics of death, social epidemiology, and social meanings of death and dying.
  • SOCIOL 3630 "Medical Sociology"
    • Sociological analysis of the distribution of disease, and the nature of health care institutions, health professions, and the delivery of health care services.
  • SOCIOL 4629 "Health Disparities in Social Context"
    • Analysis of the social determinants of health and health disparities with a focus on stratification/inequality. Includes variations in health disparities over the life course.
  • SOCIOL 5450 "Sociology of Global Health and Illness"
    • Sociological study of health and illness from a global perspective. Topics include health, illness, and related behaviors; disease processes; correlates of diseases; global efforts to improve health; and comparative health care systems.
  • SOCWORK 2110 "Sport and Positive Youth Development"
    • This course focuses on how characteristics of individuals, families, peer systems, schools, neighborhoods & other environmental contexts contribute to the development of social, academic, & health-related problems among youth. Students will apply the knowledge & skills of generalist practice to the design and delivery of prevention and youth development programs in sport/recreation/play settings.
  • SPHHRNG 4530 "Introduction to Autism"
    • This course provides an overview of the identification and diagnosis of autism, scientific perspectives on etiology, and the neurobiological underpinnings of autism, as well as treatment components of autism.
  • AFAMAST 3086 "Black Women in Slavery and Freedom"
    • Traces the experiences and struggles of African American women from slavery through the Civil Rights/Black Power era. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3086.
  • AFAMAST 3370 "Being African American"
    • We examine the particular experiences of first and second generation Africans in America, for whom today's amplified "us vs. them" rhetoric threatens to fracture what W.E.B. Du Bois called an African American sense of "two-ness." What are the constraints on a doubly conscious "African" and "American" identity in the United States? What are the challenges of sustaining a fragile social pluralism?
  • AFAMAST 3376 "Arts and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora"
    • An overview of African and African diaspora cultures from a historical perspective. Cultural media will include art, literature, film, dance and photography. Cross-listed with HISTART 3102.
  • CLAS 3203 "War and Displacement in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature"
    • This course focuses on 1) war and displacement in ancient Greek and Roman literature and 2) current scholarship on migration, mobility, and immobility in the ancient world. We investigate whether and how ancient literary texts (typically produced by elite men) can be used to study broader phenomena in the experience of ancient peoples, such as displacement, exile, and captivity.
  • COMPSTD 4597.03 "Global Folklore"
    • Examines contemporary folklore around the world; introduces students to key concepts in folklore scholarship; focuses on transmission and transformation of cultural knowledge and practice, particularly in situations of conflict or upheaval.
  • ECON 3900.01S "The Other Side of the Border: Immigration Economics"
    • This is a service-learning opportunity with Esperanza International in Tijuana, Mexico. The course will introduce micro and macroeconomic issues related to immigration. This case study will focus on the opportunity costs for immigrants, the effects of the flow of money, and the loss of labor and human capital on economic growth. Students will work with the immigrant community.
  • HISTART 3102 "Arts and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora"
    • An overview of African and African diaspora cultures from a historical perspective. Cultural media will include art, literature, film, dance and photography. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 3376.
  • HISTORY 3070 "Native American History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820"
    • Major issues and events in Native American history from before the European invasion and colonization through the early 1820s.
  • HISTORY 3086 "Black Women in Slavery and Freedom"
    • Traces the experiences and struggles of African American women from slavery through the Civil Rights/Black Power era. Cross-listed with AFAMAST 3086.
  • HISTORY 3254 "Europe Since 1950"
    • Europe from Division to Unification.
  • HISTORY 3465 "American Jewish History"
    • Study of topics in American Jewish history from the colonial era to the present. Cross-listed with JEWSHST 3465. 
  • HISTORY 3376 "The Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in Eurasian History"
    • A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.
  • JEWSHST 3465 "American Jewish History"
    • Study of topics in American Jewish history from the colonial era to the present. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3465. 
  • LING 3902 "Language Endangerment and Language Death"
    • Examines language endangerment and language death to reach an understanding of the forces threatening the survival of over half of today's 6,000 languages.
  • MUSIC 3348 "Music on the Move in a Globalized World
    • Survey of globalization's effects on musical cultures around the world; explores both the role of diasporic migration and the use of recording and broadcasting technology.
  • SLAVIC 3800 "Bilingualism: Life in Two Worlds"
    • The majority of the world population is becoming increasingly bilingual, and bilingualism is viewed as the rule rather than the exception in the 21st century. This course explores the multifaceted aspects of a bilingual individual that more often than not happens to be an immigrant. Navigating multiple languages is examined as an aspect of migration, mobility, and immobility.
  • SOCWORK 5004 "International Social Work"
    • Examines a variety of social issues through a global perspective in order to fully appreciate the role of culturally diverse and country-specific responses to social problems.
  • SOCWORK 5005 "Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Perspectives"
    • Provides a comprehensive understanding of domestic and global human trafficking by examining the causes and economics of human trafficking from a social work perspective.
  • SOCWORK 5030 "Global Social Work Perspectives on Poverty and Inequality"
    • This course examines the nature and dimensions of poverty and inequality in the U.S. and across the world, considers individual and social consequences of poverty, and examines historic and contemporary approaches to ameliorating poverty including review of major poverty and social welfare policy and programs. Focuses on helping students understand why poverty matters to social workers.
  • HISTORY 3711 “Science and Society in Europe, from Copernicus to Newton
    • A survey of the history of science and its place and relationship to European society in the early modern period. Students will understand the various strands that constitute the scientific revolution in early modern Europe, modern intellectual history, how revolutions in thought occur, and will practice analytical and communications skills in working with both secondary and primary sources.
  • LING 3802 "Language and Computers"
    • Introduction to human language technology, explaining the computational and linguistic principles behind such familiar technologies as web search, spam filtering, and text generation
  • LING 4052 "Linguistics and the Scientific Method"
    • Provides a strong grounding in fundamental principles of scientific reasoning illustrated through concrete examples across the Natural and Social sciences with emphasis on Psychology and Linguistics. This course is suitable for students from all backgrounds including non-science majors. Students will gain understanding of what it means to "do science."
  • PHILOS 2650 "Introduction to the Philosophy of Science"
    • A survey of the main philosophical problems relating to the natural sciences.
  • PHILOS 2660 "Metaphysics, Religion, and Magic in the Scientific Revolution"
    • A philosophical examination and critical exploration of the interconnection between the natural scientific, religious and magical traditions in the emergence of the Scientific Revolution.
  • ANTHROP 3300 "Human Origins"
    • The search for human origins through a reconstruction of the human and non-human primate fossil records of the last 60 million years; emphasis on human skeletal, behavioral, and social patterns.
  • ANTHROP 3409 "Primate Evolution"
    • Examination of the origin, radiation, and (in some cases) extinction of each primate clade including prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, and humans.
  • ANTHROP 5609 "Dental Anthropology"
    • Evolutionary anthropology of human and non-human primate teeth.
  • ASTRON 2140 "Planets and The Solar System"
    • We study the formation, current properties, and evolution of the Sun, planets and minor bodies of the Solar System; how they compare with planetary systems around other stars; and how people, over millennia, inferred that the Earth was not at the center of the Universe.
  • ASTRON 2141 "Life in the Universe"
    • We will learn about scientists' ongoing quest for answers to some of the most fundamental human questions: How did life originate on Earth? Is there life on other worlds? Are we alone in the universe? What is the long-term future of life in the universe?
  • EARTHSC 2205 "The Planets"
    • Survey of the origin and evolution of our Universe, Solar System, Planets and moons with focus on surface environments, dynamics, and the ability to host life. Add EarthSc 1200 for Legacy General Education (GEL) Physical Science lab credit.
  • EEOB 2250 "Dynamics of Dinosaurs"
    • A review of current information on dinosaur biology, emphasizing scientific approaches to reconstructing dinosaurs as living, dynamic animals.
  • HISTORY 3704 "HIV: From Microbiology to Macrohistory"
    • This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of HIV/AIDS, tracing the evolution of the virus at both the molecular level and within in its global historical context. This course is team-taught by a virologist and a historian.
  • MICRBIO 3704 "HIV: From Microbiology to Macrohistory"
    • This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of HIV/AIDS, tracing the evolution of the virus at both the molecular level and within its global historical context. This course is team-taught by a virologist and a historian.
  • AFAMAST 3230 "Black Women: Culture and Politics"
    • Examination of the social, cultural, political, economic, and historical forces, dynamics, and processes affecting women throughout the Africana world.
  • AFAMAST 4342 "Religion, Meaning, and Knowledge in Africa and its Diaspora"
    • While the practice of religion in Africa is as diverse as its people, three major belief systems define the practice: African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity. This course will examine classical and contemporary definitions of African Traditional Religion/s and the introduction and adaptations of Islam and Christianity in Africa, as well as religious practices in the African Diaspora.
  • AFAMAST 4571 "Black Visual Culture and Popular Media"
    • An examination of African Americans in visual culture and the theories of representation in popular media.
  • ANTHROP 3452 "Archaeology of the Pacific Islands
    • Introduces the prehistory of the Pacific Islands from an archaeological perspective. It emphasizes voyaging, colonization, and the emergence of cultural complexity.
  • CLAS 3217 "Family, household, and kinship in the Ancient World"
    • This upper-level course focuses on the family as a foundational unit of ancient Mediterranean societies. Through a survey of primary and secondary literature, the students will engage with the evolution of familial networks from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, with a focus on the Greco-Roman world. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3217. 
  • CLAS 3223 "The Later Roman Empire"
    • An advanced survey of Rome's history in the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries with focus on themes of decline, fall, and transformation. Cross-listed with HISTORY 3223. 
  • HISTORY 3217 "Family, household, and kinship in the Ancient World"
    • This upper-level course focuses on the family as a foundational unit of ancient Mediterranean societies. Through a survey of primary and secondary literature, the students will engage with the evolution of familial networks from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, with a focus on the Greco-Roman world. Cross-listed with CLAS 3217. 
  • HISTORY 3223 "The Later Roman Empire"
    • An advanced survey of Rome's history in the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries with focus on themes of decline, fall, and transformation. Cross-listed with CLAS 3223. 
  • HISTORY 3227 "Gnostics and Other Early Christian Heresies"
    • Examines the early Christian philosophical movement known as 'the Gnostics' whose beliefs, based on the stories of the Bible, Platonist philosophy, and the new revelation of Jesus, shocked other Christians.
  • HISTORY 3229 "History of Early Christianity"
    • A survey of the history of Christianity from its Jewish and Greco-Roman roots to the late sixth century.
  • HISTORY 3230 "Saints and Demons in Medieval Europe"
    • Study of the development of Medieval Christianity from Constantine to the early sixteenth century.
  • HISTORY 3245 "The Age of Reformation"
    • The history of the Protestant, Catholic, and Radical Reformations of 16th- and early 17th-century Europe.
  • HISTORY 3253 "20th Century Europe to 1950"
    • Exploration of the major historical events and issues from approximately 1900 to 1950.
  • HISTORY 3260 "Britain in the 19th Century"
    • An introduction to the political, economic, and social history of Britain and the British empire from the eighteenth to early twentieth century.
  • HISTORY 3375 "Mongol World Empire: Central Eurasia, 1000-1500"
    • This course will address the social, cultural, and political history of medieval Central Eurasia, focusing on the Mongol Empire and its legacy.
  • HISTORY 3475 "History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"
    • This course follows the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its inception in the late 19th century to the early 21st century. Course materials include secondary historical sources, a variety of primary documents, short stories, memoirs and films. These materials will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the history of the conflict from multiple perspectives.
  • HISTORY 3580 "The Vietnam War"
    • Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
  • LING 3102 "Lost Languages Lost Cultures"
    • This class will examine 6 great decipherments, how scholars were able to crack the code, the nature of these writing systems, and the languages, cultures, and history unlocked. We will look in detail at what methods epigraphists and linguists used to accomplish this and what gaps remain in our understanding.
  • MUSIC 3360 "The Brazilian Experience: Surveying Brazilian Culture through Music and Education"
    • This course offers an in-depth experience into the complex musical culture that exists in the country of Brazil. Beginning with an introduction to Brazilian history, we, focus specifically on the evolution of the musical artform the country has experienced in its 500-year history. Approved as a 4-credit-hour High-Impact Practice: Education Abroad and Away.
  • NELC 3102 "Lost Languages Lost Cultures"
    • This class will examine 6 great decipherments, how scholars were able to crack the code, the nature of these writing systems, and the languages, cultures, and history unlocked. We will look in detail at what methods epigraphists and linguists used to accomplish this and what gaps remain in our understanding.
  • PHILOS 3210 "History of Ancient Philosophy"
    • Major figures and issues in Greek philosophy: presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.
  • RELSTDS 3672 "Native American Religions"
    • Comparative survey of indigenous religions of North America; patterns and diversity in religious experience, cosmologies, myths, rituals, social organizations, and sacred roles. RELSTDS 2370 recommended.
  • SLAVIC 2365.01 "Sports, Socialists, and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe"
    • This course looks at the development of sports as a substitute and arena for battle between countries, as well as the rise of sports culture more generally in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of nationhood, politics, and corporeality. In this course, students will learn about the history and culture of sports, spectatorship, fandom, the Cold War, and Central and Eastern Europe.
  • SLAVIC 2365.99 "Sports, Socialists, and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe (Online)"
    • This course looks at the development of sports as a substitute and arena for battle between countries, as well as the rise of sports culture more generally in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of nationhood, politics, and corporeality. In this course, students will learn about the history and culture of sports, spectatorship, fandom, the Cold War, and Central and Eastern Europe.
  • THEATRE 3710 "Global Performance Traditions"
    • This course examines contemporary manifestations of global performance ritual traditions, including those of Asia and the Asian Diaspora, Africa and the African Diaspora, and the Indigenous Americas. Historical and cultural context is used to center our discussion of the tradition in contemporary practice.
  • THEATRE 5798.03 "Study Tour: London"
    • Group international travel experience. This course explores the landscape of contemporary British performance by immersing students in a demanding daily schedule of live performances, guest lectures, and museum and exhibition visitations in London and in Stratford-upon-Avon, placing contemporary British performance into is cultural and historical contexts. Approved as 4-credit hour High-Impact Practice: Global and Intercultural Learning: Abroad, Away, or Virtual