School of Business

International Substitutions




The following summer 2019 and fall 2019 courses have been approved as acceptable substitutes for the "Other approved courses" in the GMG-BSBA, International Business track.  

  • ANT 255 – Cultures of Africa (summer 2019)
  • ANT 255 / WGS 245– Cultures of Africa (fall 2019)

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.

  • BUS 399 Leading Creativity (Iceland), 3 cr. (summer 2019)
  • ANT 262/TAH 262/WGS 245 - Women, Arts & Global Tourism (fall 2019)

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.

  • CMS 288 - History of International Cinema Since 1945 (fall 2019)

This course surveys the history of cinema since World War II.  Examining cinemas metamorphoses in the face of social, economic, technological, and geopolitical changes, the course addresses the emergence of international art cinema, developments in politically critical filmmaking, cinemas role in globalization, and its confrontation with new media. Prerequisites: College Writing. Cr. 3.


  • HTY  388 - 0001   Revolution of Modern China (fall 2019)

A course on the political history of modern China from the 1840s to the present. Focusing on the political, social, and cultural revolutions, this course will examine their causes, courses, and consequences, particularly the ways in which these revolutions shaped the course of the political development of modern China. Prerequisite: HTY 172 recommended. Cr 3.

  • HTY  394 - 0001   Selected Topics in History (summer 2019)

Topic: From WWII to the War on Terror

From World War II to the War on Terror: Global History from 1945 to the Present

This course presents a global history of the world from the end of WWII to today. The course will examine, among other topics, the political, economic, cultural and moral legacies of the Second World War, the origins and history of the Cold War, the rise of Communist China and independent/divided India, decolonization and postcolonial societies in Africa, and the tumultuous Middle East, including the rise of modern Islamic extremism. Special attention will be given to the role of mature globalization, competing political ideologies, and the tensions between the nation-state system and international institutions like the United Nations or the European Union. Key events, such as the Chinese Civil War, the partition of India, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Revolution, and the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 will act as points of reference in the broader story of the emergence of the contemporary world. This course is cross-listed with HTY 394.

  • HTY  394 - 0002   Selected Topics in History (summer 2019)

Topic: Afghanistan

This course will cover the history and important aspects of Afghanistan's politics, society, and culture.   Its location in south-central Asia has made Afghanistan the focus of great-power rivalries and intense internal conflicts, and the setting of interactions- some of them violent- among such forces as Islam, Westernization, reform, and revolution and equally powerful resistance to outside influences.  The course will explore some of these influences.

  • HTY 394 – section 0002 Selected Topics in History

Topic:  Europe in the 20th Century (fall 2019)

An analysis of a selected historical problem not already covered by regular course offerings in history will be offered. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. (Offered occasionally.) Cr 3.

  • HTY 394 – section 0006 Selected Topics in History (fall 2019)

Topic: Middle East in Int'l Politics (See POS 349 below for course description)

An analysis of a selected historical problem not already covered by regular course offerings in history will be offered. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. (Offered occasionally.) Cr 3.


  • POS  335 - European Politics (fall 2019)


This course examines political processes and governmental structures in Europe. It focuses especially on The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland as specific case studies. Among the topics covered are: political parties, elections, voting systems, interest groups, legislative-executive relations, constitutional principles, political elites, leadership behavior, and bureaucracies. Prerequisite: ENG 100 and POS 205; Jr or Sr standing. Cr 3.

  • POS  349 / HTY 394 - 0001   The Middle East in International Politics (fall 2019)

The crucial issues of international politics, war, revolution, superpower intervention, economic development and terrorism converge in the Middle East on a regional basis. This course will examine the nature of Mideast regional politics and the foreign policies of the major constituents of the area. The purpose will be to secure an understanding of the conflict between Arab and Israeli worlds, the foundations of tension among the Arab states themselves, and the role played by the superpowers in stabilizing or disrupting the uneasy relationships of the region. Prerequisite: POS 104 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


  • TAH 301 Global issues in Travel and Tourism (summer 2019)

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.


  • WGS 245 / ANT 255 – Cultures of Africa (fall 2019) – See ANT 255 for course description