Global and Cultural Studies


This concentration is designed for students who have an interest in global or popular cultures. As the workplace has become increasingly globalized, it has become especially important for professionals, regardless of the career they enter, to gain a developed understanding and knowledge of diverse cultures, nations, and people. Students who choose this concentration will be able to pick from courses that emphasize a deeper understanding of media and popular culture (e.g., Mass Media, Popular Culture and Media, Sports and Popular Culture, etc.) and courses that investigate international cultures and communities (Bollywood and Beyond, Middle East Politics, Africa in World Affairs, etc.).

Choose any eight courses from the following list:

  • AFST1101: Africa and Africans I
  • AFST1102: Africa and Africans II
  • COMM1101: Mass Media: Image, Sound, and Text
  • COMM1105: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM2102: International Communication
  • COMM2104: Language, Culture, and Communication
  • COMM2210: Popular Culture and the Media
  • COMM2415: Sports and Popular Culture
  • COMM3102: Media, History, and Society
  • COMM/HUMN4468: Bollywood and Beyond: India in Film
  • ENGL2357: Introduction to Irish Literature
  • ENGL3381: Popular Fiction
  • ENGL3382: Special Topics in Black Literature
  • ENGL3383: Ethnic Literatures of the United States
  • ENGL3384: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL3387: Special Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL3389: The Global Novel
  • ENGL3392: International Literature
  • ENGL/HUMN3396: South-African Literature, Sex, Politics
  • ENGL/HUMN3399: Continental Drift: Sex, Gender, and Family in the South Asian Diaspora
  • ENGL3430: Contemporary African Literature
  • ENGL4445: Caribbean Literature
  • HIST2104: United States Social and Cultural History
  • HIST3102: Race in America
  • HIST3202: Middle East
  • HIST2245 Islamic History
    HIST3360 Modern African History
    HUMN3220 Political and Social History of Music
    HUMN/PHIL3307 Slavery and Global Ethics 
  • HUMN/PHIL2440: Human Rights
  • HUMN/PHIL2443: African-American Political Thought
  • HUMN2454: Music, Power, and Freedom
  • HUMN2456: Dissent in Popular Culture: From Inception to Iraq
  • HUMN/RELI3316: Babylon the Great: Culture, Religion, and Conflict in Iraq
  • HUMN3221: Coming of Age in America
  • HUMN/PHIL2448 Comparative Religions
  • HUMN/PHIL3307: Slavery and Global Ethics
  • LANG2201: Cultural Awareness and Languages
  • LANG3312: Latin-American Novel
  • LANG3322: Latin-American Women Writers
  • LANG3333: Chinese Language Through Literature
  • POLS1102: Geography and World Issues
  • POLS2204: International Relations
  • POLS2212: International Law
  • POLS3011: Human Rights in a Global Environment
  • POLS3352: Government and Politics of the Third World
  • POLS3361: Politics of East Asia I
  • POLS3362: Politics of East Asia II
  • POLS3363: Middle East Politics
  • POLS3364: Middle East in World Affairs
  • POLS3365: Latin America in World Affairs I
  • POLS3366: Latin America in World Affairs II
  • POLS3367: Africa in World Affairs I
  • POLS3368: Africa in World Affairs II
  • POLS3501: Globalization and World Citizenship
  • POLS3502: Politics and the Global Economy
  • POLS4463: Political and Economical Challenges in Africa
  • SOCI3326: Work in the Global Context
  • SOCI3342: Sexual Diversity
  • Other, selected classes may be approved by a Humanities faculty advisor