The following Spring 2018 courses have been approved as acceptable substitutes for the "Other approved courses" in the GMG-BSBA, International Business track.
ANT 255 Cultures of Africa - Online, Sarah Lockridge
Africa is a vast continent rich in cultural diversity. This course will explore a variety of African people and cultures south of the Sahara. Students will read ethnographic case studies about small-scale communities that focus on interrelated issues such as music, religion, politics, economics, geography, ethnicity, and gender. The course will consider the effects of colonial periods on indigenous populations but will emphasize post-independence Africans. Students will learn to challenge negative Western representations of Africa by focusing on the power and perseverance of African people and their cultures. Cr. 3.
ANT 301/TAH 301 Global Issues in Travel & Tourism - Online, Tracy Michaud-Stutzman
As one of the world’s largest industries, and one that brings travelers and host communities into close contact, tourism is a major force of social, economic, cultural and environmental change and sometimes conflict. This course delves into these issues from a mainly anthropological perspective, showing how tourism affects both travelers and communities in complex and contentious way from commodification of culture to ethical quandaries such as sex tourism, the lure of western ideals and images, and changes in local economies and social institutions. The course also considers how travel, when planned and carried out according to ethical principles and guidelines, can be a force of change for the better, introducing travelers to other cultures, improving living conditions of local residents, and even protecting local environments, resources and lifestyles. 3 cr.
CMS 286 History of International Cinema to 1945 - Mondays 1:15 – 3:45 PM, Dennis Gilbert
This course surveys the history of cinema from its emergence through World War II. It considers the development of Hollywood cinema in conversation with alternative approaches to filmmaking both within and outside the U.S. Paying close attention to film style, it also explores cinema’s economic, social, and technological history. Prerequisites: College Writing. Cr. 3.
ESP 308 Global Environment Problems and Sustainability - online, Travis Wagner
This course is a thorough examination of global environmental problems and the need for the principles of sustainability to solve these problems. Topics will include frameworks, tools, and applications of sustainability including life cycle assessment, zero waste, industrial ecology, pollution prevention, natural step, and community-based social marketing. Prerequisites: ESP 101/102 ESP 203, or permission of instructor. The course meets the Ethical Inquiry and International core requirements. Cr 3.
HTY 330 Germany: Bismarck To Hitler - Tu/Th 11:45 – 1 PM, Abraham Peck
A study of the formation of the German Empire, the rise of a powerful industrial state, Weltpolitik and defeat in World War I, the Weimar Republic, Nazism and the Third Reich, Germany in World War II, and the partition of Germany in 1945. The course analyzes nationalism and examines cultural, social, and economic factors which help clarify Germany¿s role in the modern world. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. Cr 3.
HTY 394 Topics: World History: Age of World Wars - Online Seth Rogoff
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LAC 325 World History and Geography I - Online, Donald Beane
This is the first in a series of two courses that are designed to help students develop an understanding of and an appreciation for world history and geography. The course's goal is to provide students with a humanistic background from which to better comprehend global complexities. This course will cover the period from prehistory to the age of modern expansion, from about 50,000 to 500 years ago. Prerequisite: Only students with more than 45 credits are permitted to take this course. This course has been approved by the State Department of Education for content area in secondary Social Studies. Cr.3.
LAC 326 World History and Geography II - Online, Donald Beane
This is the second in a series of two courses that are designed to help students become more knowledgeable participants in today's rapidly changing world. Its goal is to make links between global history and modern world situations, as well as find the locations on a map. In other words, it is a primer in "global citizenship." This course covers the period from the Age of Modern Exploration (ca. 1500) to the present. Prerequisite: Only students with more than 45 credits are permitted to take this course. This course has been approved by the State Department of Education for content area in secondary Social Studies Cr. 3
POS 380 Topics in Political Science – Islam: Religion, Society & Politics - Mon/Wed, 11:45 – 1 PM, Muhmud Faksh
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POS 405 The European Union - Tuesday, 4:10 – 6:40 PM, Francesca Vassallo
An examination of a unique example of political, economic, and cultural integration. The course will emphasize the evolution, enlargement, international positioning, and political organization of the European Union. Prerequisite: POS 101 or POS 102 or POS 104 or POS 205, or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.