School of Business

International Substitutions

WINTER 2020-2021 / SPRING 2021

The following winter / spring 2021 courses have been approved as acceptable substitutes for the "Other approved courses" in the GMG-BSBA, International Business track.


  • ANT 255 - 0001/ WGS 245-0002– Cultures of Africa

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 262/ /WGS 245 - Women, Arts & Global Tourism

All over the world women are improving their socioeconomic status, investing in their families, and contributing to community development through involvement in tourism arts and crafts production. We will learn about the historical and contemporary experiences of women from North and South America, Africa, Asia and other international settings. The course will explore themes of cultural heritage, culture change, traditional versus tourist art, gender inequality, empowerment and community development. 3 cr.


  • HTY 377 - Chinese Thought: Confucianism, Daoism and Zen Buddhism

Prior to the modern era, the Chinese interpreted their world through traditional idea systems, the most prominent of which were Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. This course will explore these traditions: their assumptions and values, their varieties and internal tensions, and their relationships to the larger social system. Cr 3.


  • HTY  394 - 0080 Selected Topics in History (WINTER CLASS)

Topic: Protest and Globalization: Rosa Luxemburg and Emma Goldman

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the rise of industrialized globalization, the labor movement and organized mass political parties, and campaigns for women’s rights, colonial rights, racial equality, and progressive causes. This course will chart this history through the lens of two of the most interesting and consequential progressive activists, Emma Goldman and Rosa Luxemburg. Through writings about and by these two women, we will investigate the origins of modern protest in relation to monumental events like the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution and its global aftermath, and the specter of fascism and authoritarianism.


  • POS 209 - The Global Politics of Soccer

Concepts in the social sciences and humanities are applied to interpret and understand the sport of soccer, which is better known globally as football. The course explores the connections between soccer and international politics. It considers soccer's relationship to issues of nationalism, colonialism, international organization, transnational crime, and globalization. Cr 3.


  • POS 380 0001- Topics in Political Science Topic: Islam: Religion, Society & Politics

Islam: Religion, Society & Politics


  • TAH 301 Global issues in Travel and Tourism

As one of the world's largest industries, and one that brings travelers and host communities into close contact, tourism and travel are rife with challenges. This course delves into these issues from a social science perspective, showing how tourism affects travelers and communities in complex ways, from commoditization of art forms to sex tourism, drug use, and changes in local economies and culture. It also explores the connection of tourism to global issues such as infectious diseases, climate change, and terrorism. This course is required of TAH majors. Cr 3.