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

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

(Last Updated: 08/05/2022) 

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  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • JEWSHST 2455 "Jews in American Film" 
    • A study of how modern Jews appear in film compared with historical reality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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." 

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  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 2367.07S "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 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.
  • 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.
  • HISTORY 2701 "History of Technology
    • Survey of the history of technology in global context from ancient times.
  • HTHRHSC 4600 "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.
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  • 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 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 "The Prehistory of Environment and Climate
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PHILOS 2342 "Environmental Ethics
    • Examination of the moral issues generated by the impact of human beings on the natural environment.
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  • 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 3302 "Introduction to Medical Anthropology"
    • Relationship of anthropology to the art and science of medicine.
  • 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.
  • ENGLISH 2277 "Introduction to Disability Studies"
    • Foundational concepts and issues in disability studies; introduction to the sociopolitical models of disability.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.