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Here you will find a reference list of current and past course offerings that count toward the GIST Major and Minor. Please click on the appropriate tab to the left. If you have any questions, please contact the GIST advisor, Jordan Clark (jtclark@ku.edu).

For Spring 2021

GIST Approved Elective Courses – Organized by Department
Global Issues Courses in Red

RELEVANT KU CORE CODES:
GE11 – core goal 1.1 (critical thinking)
GE3H – core goal 3 Humanities
GE3S – core goal 3 Social Sciences
GE3N – core goal 3 Natural Sciences
AE41 – core goal 4.1 (cultural diversity)
AE42 – core goal 4.2 (global awareness)
AE51 – core goal 5.1 (ethics)
AE61 – core goal 6 (capstone)

* Indicates required admission into the specific program that provides the course.
(To enroll in the undergraduate
certificate in intelligence and national security studies, contact iccae@ku.edu.)


AAAS – African and African-American Studies
AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa (3) GE3H GE3S (Afr)
AAAS 105: Introduction to African History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr)
AAAS 300: African Traditional Religion & Thought (3) (Afr, CEB)
AAAS 305: Modern Africa (3) AE42 (Afr)
AAAS 320: African Studies In:  ______ (3) AE42
AAAS 325: Popular Black Music GE3H
AAAS 332: Introduction to African Literature GE3H AE42
AAAS 353: Modern & Contemporary African Art (3) (Afr, PCA)
AAAS 355: African Theatre and Drama (3) (Afr, PCA)
AAAS 520: African Studies In:  _____ (3) AE42
AAAS 553: Geography of African Development AE42 GE3S
AAAS 583: Migration, Diasporas & Development (3) (Afr, CSPS, CEB, GEcon)
AAAS 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)
AAAS 600: Politics in Africa (3) AE42

AMS – American Studies
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context AE42 (CSPS)

ANTH – Anthropology
ANTH 108/109/308: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3) GE3S AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 160/162/360: The Varieties of Human Experience (3) GE3H GE3S AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 293: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CSPS, CEB)
ANTH 301: Anthropology through Films (3) AE42 (CEB, PCA)
ANTH 320/321: Language in Culture and Society, Honors (3) AE41 AE61 (CEB)
ANTH 382: People and the Rain Forest
ANTH 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3S AE42
ANTH 484: Magic, Science, and Religion (3) (CEB, CSPS)
ANTH 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization (3) (GEcon, CEB, GG)

COMS – Communications
COMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3) (CEB)
COMS 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3) (REE, CEB)
COMS 547: Communication & Culture (3) (CEB)

EALC – East Asian Languages and Cultures
EALC 105: Living Religions of the East (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 130: Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 318: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (2-3) AE42 (EA, PCA)
EALC 330: China’s Cultural Legacy (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 331: Studies In: ______ (3)
EALC 362: Post-Colonial Korea (3) (CEB)
EALC 373: Modern Korean Art & Culture GE3H
EALC 412/612: Visual & Literary Culture in Modern Japan GE3H
EALC 530: China’s Cultural Legacy (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
EALC 584: Modern China (3) AE42 (EA)
EALC 590: Topics in East Asian Lang. & Cultures:  ______ (3)
EALC 642: Chinese Thought (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)

ECIV – Eastern Civilizations
ECIV 304: Eastern Civilizations (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)

ECON – Economics
ECON 505: History of Economic Analysis (3) (GEcon)
ECON 582: Economic Development (3) (GEcon)
ECON 586: Economic Issues in China (3) (GEcon)
ECON 604: International Trade (3) (GEcon)
ECON 605: International Finance (3) (GEcon)
ECON 610: Resource Economics and Environmental Policy (3) (GEcon, GE)

EURS – European Studies
EURS 302: European Culture and Society 1945 to Present: AE42 (WE, CEB)
EURS 500: Seminar in European Studies (3) AE42 AE61 (WE)
EURS 604: The European Union (3) (WE, CSPS, GEcon)

EVRN – Environmental Studies (all courses listed are GE)
EVRN 142: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3) GE3S (GE)
EVRN 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE)
EVRN 320: Environmental Policy Analysis (3) (GE)
EVRN 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE, CSPS)
EVRN 445: Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
EVRN 542: Ethnobotany (3) (GE, CEB)
EVRN 645: Native & Western Views of Nature (3) (GE, CEB)

FIN - Finance
*FIN 420: International Finance (3) (GEcon)

FMS – Film and Media Studies
FMS 302: Iran through Literature & Film (3) AE42 (MENA)
FMS 312: History of the International Sound Film to 1950 (3)
FMS 322: Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3) (REE, PCA)
FMS 620: International Women Filmmakers (3)

FREN – French
FREN 152: France and the French (3) GE3H AE42 (WE)
FREN 326: Introduction to French Literature (3) GE3H AE42 (WE, PCA)
FREN 530: Studies in Film: ______ (3) AE42 AE61

GEOG – Geography
GEOG 111: Mapping our Changing World (3) (CSPS, GE)
GEOG 142/145: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3) GE3S (GE)
GEOG 148: Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (3) GE3N (GE)
GEOG 321: Climate and Climate Change (3) (GE)
GEOG 358: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (4) (CSPS, GE)
GEOG 377: Urban Geography (3)
GEOG 395: Environment Issues of: Indigenous People’s Science (3) (CSPS, CEB, GE)
GEOG 553: Geography of African Development (3) GE3H GE3S AE42
GEOG 577: Human Dimensions of Global Change (3) (CSPS, GE)
GEOG 583: Migration, Diasporas & Development (3) (CSPS, CEB, GEcon)

GERM – German
GERM 330: Migrants and New Media in 21st Century Germany GE3H
GERM 475 Food as Language in German Literature GE3H

GIST – Global and International Studies
GIST 210/211: Culture and Health/Hnrs AE42 (CSPS, CEB)
GIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3) (CSPS)
GIST 335: Iran through Literature & Film (3) AE42 (MENA, PCA, CEB)
GIST 355 International Women’s Rights AE42
GIST 495: Global Internship (3)

GIST 501: Advanced Topics in GIST:  ______   (3)
GIST 502: Advanced Topics in South Asian Studies (3)
GIST 503: Advanced Topics in Middle East Studies (3)
GIST 529: Globalization: Sociological Perspectives (3) (CSPS, CEB)
GIST 535: Literature & Society in the Contemporary Middle East (3)
GIST 550: Issues in Global Studies: ______  (3)
GIST 678: Chinese Foreign Policy (3) (EA, CSPS, CEB)

HA - Art History
HA 166: The Visual Arts of East Asia (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 353: Modern & Contemporary African Art (3) (Afr, PCA)
HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture (3) AE42 (EA, PCA)
HA 554: Japanese Prints (3) (EA, PCA)

HIST – History
HIST 104: Introduction to African History (3) GE11 GE3H (Afr)
HIST 117: Russia, an Introductory History (3) GE3H AE42
HIST 124: Latin American Culture & Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
HIST 142: Global Environment II: Ecology of Human Civilization (3) GE3H (GE)
HIST 300: Modern Africa (3) AE42 (Afr)
HIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History (3) (CSPS)
HIST 326: Native American Civilizations & European Counterparts (3) GE11 GE3H GE42
HIST 336: Ethics, Ideas, and Nature (3) AE51 (GE, CEB)
HIST 337: History, Ethics, Modernity (3) AE51 (CEB)
HIST 377: Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3) (CEB)
HIST 510: Palestinian Society in Israel (3) (MENA)
HIST 512: Foodways: Latin American (3) (LA, CEB)
HIST 579: History of Brazil (3) (LA)
HIST 584: Modern China (3) AE42 (EA)
HIST 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)
HIST 603: History of Tibet (3)AE42

HUM – Humanities
HUM 312: World Literature III (3) GE3H (PCA)
HUM 505: Europe Today (3) AE42 (WE)
HUM 524: Chinese Thought (3) (EA, CEB)
HUM 552: Foodways: Latin America (3) (LA, CEB)

IBUS – International Business
*IBUS 410: Introduction to International Business (3) AE42 (GEcon)
*IBUS 462: Comparative and Cross-Cultural Management (3) AE42 (GEcon)
*IBUS 480: International Management (3) (GEcon)

JWSH – Jewish Studies
JWSH 107: Jews, Christians, Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
JWSH 330: Mystical Tradition in Judaism (3) (CEB)
JWSH 338: Languages of the Jews (3)
JWSH 681: Regimes in Middle East & North Africa (GE3S)

LAA – Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LAA 100: Latin American Culture and Society (3) AE42 (LA, CEB)
LAA 300: Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies (3) GE52 (LA)
LAA 302: Topics in Latin American Area Studies: ______ (3)
LAA 313: Topics in LAA—Brazilian Literature and Culture
LAA 315: Topics in LAA – Film & Music Arts (3) (LA, PCA)
LAA 317: Topics in LAA—Politics in Latin America
LAA 318: Topics in LAA—Hispanic Cultures
LAA 552: Foodways: Latin America (3) (LA, CEB)
LAA 561: Indigenous Development in Latin America (3) AE42
LAA 602: Topics in Latin American Studies: ______ (3)

MGMT – Management
*MGMT 305: Survey of Management (3) (GEcon)
*MGMT 434: International Human Resource Management (3) (GEcon)

PCS – Peace & Conflict Studies
PCS 120/221: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (3) GE11 GE3H (CSPS)
PCS 375: The Refugee Experience (3) (CSPS, CEB, Afr)

POLS – Political Science
*POLS 125: Introduction to Intelligence and Statecraft (3)
*POLS 325: Intelligence Analytics (3)
*POLS 345: Counterintelligence (3)
POLS 350: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics (3)
POLS 370: Contemporary Issues in International Politics (3) (CSPS)
POLS 564: Elections and Political Parties around the World (3)
POLS 625: Extremist Groups & Government Response (3) (CSPS)
POLS 643: The European Union (3) (WE, CSPS, CEB)
POLS 644: Justice & Public Policy in Democratic Societies (3) (CSPS)
POLS 661: Politics of the Middle East (3) AE42 (MENA)
POLS 665: Politics in Africa (3) AE42
POLS 672: International Political Economy (3)
POLS 673: International Organization (3) (CSPS)
POLS 674: International Ethics (3) (CSPS, CEB)
POLS 677: US National Security Policy (3)
POLS 689: Topics in International Relations: ______ (3)

REES – Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
REES 110/111/310: Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe (3) AE42 (REE)
REES 220/221: Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3) AE42 (REE, CEB, CSPS)
REES 480: Topics in Russian and East European Studies (3)

REL – Religion
REL 106: Asian Religions (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)
REL 107: Jews, Christians, & Muslims (3) GE3H AE42 (CEB)
REL 130: Myth, Legend & Folk Beliefs in East Asia (3) AE42 (EA, CEB)
REL 360: Buddhist Tradition in Asia (3) GE3H AE42 (EA, CEB)

SLAV – Slavic
SLAV 144/145: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3) GE3H AE42
SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3) GE3H AE42 (REE, PCA)
SLAV 230: Vampire in Literature, Film, & Television (GE3H)
SLAV 322: Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3) (REE, PCA)
SLAV 330: Russian Business Culture (3) (GEcon) (REE, CEB, GEcon)
SLAV 370/570: War & Violence in Russian Literature and Film (GE3H)
SLAV 379: Topics in: ______(3)
SLAV 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3) (REE, CEB)

SOC – Sociology
SOC 332: The United States in Global Context AE42 (CSPS)
SOC 342: Sociology of Immigration (3) AE41
SOC 385: Environmental Sociology (3) (GE)
SOC 450: Gender and Society (3) AE41 (CSPS, GG)
SOC 524: Sociology of the Economy (3) (GEcon)
SOC 529: Globalization (3) (GEcon) (CSPS, GEcon, CEB)
SOC 650: Transnational Migration

THR – Theatre
THR 326: African Theater and Drama (3) (Afr, PCA)

WGSS – Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 333: The Politics of Physical Appearance (3) GE11 AE41 (GG, CSPS)
WGSS 355: International Women’s Rights AE42
WGSS 389: The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond (3) GE21 GE3H GE3N AE42
WGSS 396: World Literature and Feminist Theory(3) (LA, GG)
WGSS 583: Love, Sex, and Globalization (3) (CSPS, CEB)
WGSS 598: Sexuality & Gender in African History (3) AE42 (Afr, GG)

* Indicates required admission into the specific program that provides the course. (To enroll in the undergraduate certificate in intelligence and national security studies, contact iccae@ku.edu.)


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