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Courses must be taken for a letter grade in order to count towards the ILR Distribution Requirement. Undergraduate education should provide students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the similarities and differences among cultures around the world. This requirement should engage students in the study of ideas, histories and cultures of countries beyond the United States and Western Europe. Upper-level language courses about culture (including film and literature) will only fulfill this requirement if they focus on non-Western European languages and/or nations.

* Indicates that the class is being offered in Fall 2024


AAS 2269 Korean Popular Culture

ASRC 1330/MUSIC 1330 African Music

* ASRC 1500/AMST 1500/GOVT 1503 Introduction to Africana Studies

* ASRC 2003 Africa: The Continent and Its People

* ASRC 2235/COML 2235/ENGL 2935 New Visions in African Cinema

ASRC 2240/LATA 2240/SPAN 2240 Perspectives on the Caribbean: Resistance and Revolution in the Caribbean

ASRC 2300 African Cultures and Civilizations

ASRC 2308/HIST 2541/LATA 2308 Modern Caribbean History

ASRC 2543/HIST 2543 In the Crossfire of Empires: Africa and World War II

ASRC 2670/GOVT 2673/HIST 2672/NES 2670 The History and Politics of Modern Egypt

* ASRC 2674/GOVT 2747/HIST 2674/JWST 2674/NES 2674 History of the Modern Middle East in the 19th and 20th Centuries

ASRC 3310/6610/ AAS 3312/ COML 3310/FGSS 3310/LGBT 3310 Afro-Asia: Futurism and Feminisms

ASRC 3501/ARTH 3510 African Art & Culture

ASRC 4502/ARTH 4578 African Cinema

ASRC 4600/GOVT 4606/LATA 4601 Politics and Social Change in the Caribbean

ASRC 4601/EDUC 4590 Educational Innovation in Africa and the Diaspora

ASRC 4602/6602 Woman and Gender Issues in Africa

ASRC 6600/EDUC 5020 Education and Development in Africa

AIIS 2390/AMST 2390/HIST 2390 Seminar in Iroquois History

AIIS 2600/AMST 2600/ENGL 2600 Introduction to Native American Literature

AIIS 2660/AMST 2660/HIST 2660 Everything You Know About Indians is Wrong: Unlearning Native American History

* AMST 2401/ENGL 2400/LSP 2400 Introduction to U.S. Latinx Literature

AMST 3420/FGSS 3400/GOVT 3401/LSP 3401 Refugees and the Politics of Vulnerability: Intersections of Feminist Theory and Practice

ANTHR 1400 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

ANTHR 2400 Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues

ANTHR 2430/ARKEO 2430 The Rise and Fall of “Civilization”

ANTHR 2465/ARKEO 2465/NES 2565 Global Heritage

ANTHR 2560/ASIAN 2256 Japanese Society through Film

ANTHR 3255/ARKEO 3255/LATA 3550 Ancient Mexico and Central America

ANTHR 3420/RELST 3420 Myth, Ritual, and Symbol

ANTHR 3479 Culture, Language, and Thought

ANTHR 3545/7545 People and Cultures of the Himalayas

* ARKEO 2522/CLASS 2630/JWST 2522/NES 2522 Drinking in the Ages: Intoxicating Beverages in Near Eastern and World History

ARKEO 3588/JWST 3588/NES 3588/RELST 3588 Archaeology and the Bible

ARKEO 3800/ARTH 3800/ASIAN 3383 Introduction to the Arts of China

ARCH 3402/5402 Architecture as a Cultural System

ARTH 3820/ASIAN 3381 Introduction to the Arts of Japan

* ARTH 3850/ASIAN 3350/VISST 3696 The Arts of Southeast Asia

ARTH 3856/ASIAN 3356 Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk and Stone

ASIAN 1191/CAPS 1910/HIST 1910 Introduction to Modern Asian History

* ASIAN 2208 Introduction to Southeast Asia

* ASIAN 2211 Introduction to Japan

ASIAN 2212/CAPS 2212 Introduction to China

ASIAN 2215 Introduction to South Asia

ASIAN 2218 Introduction to Korea

ASIAN 2222/CAPS 1622/GOVT1623/HIST 1622 The World of Modern Japan

ASIAN 2225 Literature, Politics, and Genocide in Cambodia

* ASIAN 2245/MUSIC 1341/VISST 2744 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Cultures

ASIAN 2247/NES 2649/RELST 2247 Controversy and Debate in Islam

ASIAN 2250/RELST 2250 Introduction to Asian Religions

ASIAN 2259/MUSIC 2230 Music in and of East Asia

ASIAN 2260 Japanese Pop Culture

* ASIAN 2262/BSOC 2561/CAPS 2262/HIST 2562/STS 2561 Medicine and Healing in China

ASIAN 2267/CAPS 2267/FGSS 2267 Women and Society in China

ASIAN 3317 Japanese Poetry

ASIAN 3374/RELST 3374/FGSS 3374, Gendering Enlightenment: Attitudes toward Women in Buddhist Traditions

ASIAN 2275/HIST 2750 History of Modern India

ASIAN 2277/RELST 2277 Meditation in Indian Culture

* ASIAN 2279/RELST 2279 Chinese Mythology

ASIAN 2298/HIST 2890 The Vietnamese Wars: 1945-1990

* ASIAN 2299/RELST 2299 Buddhism

ASIAN 3321/CAPS 3403/GOVT 3403 China Under Revolution and Reform

ASIAN 3327/CAPS 3827/GOVT 3827 China and the World

ASIAN 3346/GOVT 3463 Modern Japanese Politics

ASIAN 3351/RELST 3351 Indian Religious Worlds

ASIAN 3355/RELST 3355 Japanese Religions

ASIAN 3359/RELST 3359 Japanese Buddhism

ASIAN 3374 Chinese Narrative Literature

ASIAN 3389/COML 3850/VISST 3851 Partition: Fiction and Film

ASIAN 3396 & 6696/HIST 3960 & 6960 Transnational Local: Histories of the Modern in Southeast Asia

ASIAN 4436/VISST 4436 Topics in Indian Film

ASIAN 4489/RELST 4489 Religion and Sustainability: Traditionalist Discourses in the Twenty-First Century

ASIAN 6651 Indian Religious Worlds

* BSOC 2599/JWST 2599/RELST 2599/NES 2599 Medicine, Magic, and Science in the Ancient Near East

CAPS 3049/GOVT 3044/ASIAN 3304, China's Next Economy

CLASS 2634/COML 2634/JWST 2634/NES 2634/RELST 2634 Jews and the Classical Age of Islam

CRP 1101 The Global City

COML 3743/JWST 3655/NES 3655 Minorities of the Middle East

DSOC 2010/SOC 2202 Population Dynamics

DSOC 3290/GOVT 3293/LATA 3290 Comparative Politics of Latin America

DSOC 4300 Human Migration

DSOC 6060 Sociological Theories of Development

ENGL 2090 Introduction to Cultural Studies

FGSS 4640/HIST 4642/NES 4642 Women in the Modern Middle East

FDSC 2500/JWST 2501 Kosher and Halal Food Regulations

GOVT 1313 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

GOVT 2807/HIST 2607/NES 2607/RELST 2617 Islam and Politics

GOVT 3313/JWST 3850/NES 3850 Middle East Politics

GOVT 3353 African Politics

GOVT 3537/JWST 3537/NES 3537/RELST 3537 Zionism and Its Discontents

GOVT 3977/JWST 3697/NES 3697/SOC 3970 History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

HIST 1960/LATA 1960 Modern Latin America

HIST 1970/ ASRC 1790/ LATA 1970 Pirates, Slaves, and Revolutionaries: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to Louverture

HIST 2161/NES 2616 Iran and the World

HIST 2180 Seminar on Genocide

HIST 2530/MEDVL 2655/NES 2655/RELST 2655 Introduction to Islamic Civilization

* HIST 2969 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire

HIST 2715/LATA 2715/SPAN 2715 A Global South: Chile, the Pacific, and the World

HIST 3519/NES 3519 History of State and Society in Modern Iran: Through Literature and Film

HIST 3700/JWST 3700/NES 3600 History of the Holocaust

HIST 4590/LATA 4590/SPAN 4595 Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution in Latin America

HIST 4963/ MEDVL 4963/6963, ASIAN 4461/6661, CAPS 4963 China's Early Modern

JWST 2556/NES 2556/RELST 2556 Introduction to the Qur’an

JWST 2575/NES 2575/RELST 2575 Myth and Religion in Mesopotamia

JWST 2601/NES 2601 Introduction to the Ancient Near East

JWST 2644/NES 2644/RELST 2644 Introduction to Judaism

JWST 3530/MEDVL 3530/NES 3530/RELST 3530 A Mediterranean Society and Its Culture

JWST 4520/JWST 7520/NES 4520/NES 7520/ANTHR 4620/ANTHR 7620/HIST 4520/HIST 6520 Jewish Cities

JWST 4525/NES 4525 Palestinians in Israel

LATA 1301/LSP 1301/MUSIC 1301 Introductions to the World of Music I: Africa and the Americas

LATA 2200/SPAN 2200 Perspectives on Latin American

MUSIC 1302 Introduction to the World of Music II: Asia

NES 2523/JWST 2523/COML 2523/GOVT 2523/RELST 2523 Judeophobia, Islamophobia, Racism

NES 2537 Ninth-Century Baghdad and Its Bad Boys and Girls

NES 3658 History of Iran

* SPAN 2150 Contemporary Latin American Survey

SPAN 2205 Perspectives on Latin America in Spanish

SPAN 3440 Global Latin America