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Carson College of Business Eligible Courses

Eligible Courses

Options to fulfill the International Learning Requirement

When planning your schedule, consider taking courses from each of the following categories.

Carson College international courses

ACCTG 420 – Accounting and Culture (3 cr)
Cultural differences and how they affect accounting practices and standards in a variety of countries. Not an accounting technical course.

  • Offered: Spring
  • Pre-requisite: ACCTG 231
  • Cross listed as IBUS 420

ECONS 327 – International Trade and Finance (3 cr)
Analysis and description of international trade flows; commercial policy; multinational firms, foreign exchange markets; open economy macroeconomics; international monetary systems.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring
  • Pre-requisite: ECONS 102
  • Cross listed as IBUS 470

FIN 481 – International Finance (3 cr)
Financial problems of multinational businesses; international financial environment, long-term capital commitment to an international venture, financial techniques for firm operation, and international investment.

  • Offered: Fall
  • Pre-requisite: FIN 325

IBUS 380 – International Business (3 cr)
International political economy; business relationships between nations; corporations and economic institutions.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring

IBUS 415 – Law of International Trade (3 cr)
Legal organization of the international community; international aspects.

  • Offered: Fall
  • Pre-requisite: Business Law 210
  • Qualifies as a GER: Writing in the Major (M)

IBUS 416 – Public International Law (3 cr)
Law governing states, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (including multinational enterprises); human rights law; environmental law; and dispute settlement.

  • Offered: Spring
  • Pre-requisite: Business Law 210
  • Qualifies as a GER: Writing in the Major (M)

IBUS 435 – International Tourism (3 cr)
International and domestic tourism; effects of tourism on society.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring

IBUS 453 – Comparative International Management (3 cr)
Cross-cultural implications of management theories and approaches; the role of national culture in management theory and practice.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring
  • Qualifies as a GER: Writing in the Major (M)

IBUS 470 – International Trade and Finance (3 cr)
Analysis and description of international trade flows; commercial policy; multinational firms, foreign exchange markets; open economy macroeconomics; international monetary systems.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring
  • Pre-requisite: ECONS 102

IBUS 482 – International Marketing (3 cr)
Opportunities, characteristics, trends in foreign markets; alternative methods; strategies; organizational planning, control; problems of adapting American marketing concepts and methods.

  • Offered: Fall and Spring
  • Pre-requisites: IBUS 380, MKTG 360
  • Qualifies as a GER: Writing in the Major (M)

IBUS 496 – Special Topics (1-3 cr)

  • May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours
  • Offered: Fall and Spring

IBUS 499 – Special Problems (1-4 cr)

  • May be repeated for credit. S, F grading
  • Offered: Fall and Spring

MIS 441 – Global E-Commerce (3 cr)
Capabilities of the Internet to support and enable global electronic commerce; effective design and implementation; managerial issues.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-requisite: MIS 250

Non-Carson College international courses

AFS 336 – [SSCI] [S] Agriculture, Environment, and Community (3 cr)
Prerequisite: 3 credits [S] or [K] GER, or [SSCI] UCORE; sophomore standing. Sociological perspectives on major agrifood trends, alternative agrifood movements, and impacts on human communities and the natural environment.

AMDT 413 – [CAPS] [M] International Trade in Textiles and Apparel (3 cr)
Prerequisite: MKTG 360; certified major in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles; junior standing. Economic/social conditions influencing apparel trade and consumption; comparison of production, distribution, and consumption of apparel in the global economy.

AMDT  417 – [DIVR] [T,D] Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress (3 cr)
Prerequisite: 6 credits [SSCI]; junior standing. Engagement in multidisciplinary approaches that explore the social importance of the body, gender and dress.

ANTH  301 – [ARTS] [G] Arts and Media in Global Perspective (3 cr)
Contemporary arts and media around the world, and their impact on identity, society, and culture.

ANTH 306 – [K] Cultures and Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr)
Contemporary Arab cultures in a historical perspective within the framework of Western-Middle Eastern relations.

ANTH 307 – [DIVR] [K] Contemporary Cultures and Peoples of Africa (3 cr)
Introduction to family, social, political, economic and religious institutions of African cultures in context of African social issues.

ANTH 309 – [SSCI] [K] Cultural Ecology (3 cr)
Major findings of ecological anthropology relating to problems of population, resources, and environment in small-scale cultures. Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing, ANTH 101 or 203.

ANTH 312 – Indigenous Women in Traditional and Contemporary Societies (3 cr)
Course Prerequisite: One of ANTH 101, 214, CES 101, 171, or WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Exploration of roles and activities of women in indigenous societies; how traditional gender roles have developed and changed.

ANTH 316 – [DIVR] [K] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (3 cr)
Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing; ANTH 101, PSYCH 105, SOC 101, or WOMEN ST 101 or 201.

ANTH 317 – [I] Global Feminisms (3 cr)
An interdisciplinary approach to examining women’s roles and experiences throughout the world and different approaches to feminism/feminisms. Same as W St 332.

ANTH 320 – [K] Native Peoples of North America (3 cr)
A culture history/culture area study of native North America.

ANTH 330 – Origins of Culture and Civilization (3 cr)
Prehistoric roots of culture from the beginnings of humankind to the rise of the first civilizations in Africa and Eurasia.

ANTH 350 – [DIVR] [S] Speech, Thought, and Culture (3 cr)
The role of language in social situations and as a reflection of cultural differences.

ANTH 370 – Past Environments and Culture (3 cr)
People and their environments from the Ice Age to modern time; archaeological, ecological, and biological data.

ANTH 402 – Cross-cultural Gender and Kinship (3 cr)
Principles of kinship in anthropology applied to questions of cross-cultural gender definition.

ANTH 404 – [CAPS] [T] The Self in Culture (3 cr)
Prerequisite: One course each at the 100-level, 200-level, and 300-level in any of the following subjects: AMER ST, ANTH, CES, COM, ENGLISH, FINE ART, HISTORY, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, or WOMEN ST; Junior standing. Survey of anthropological theories exploring self in Western/non-Western cultures through dreams, history, and human development.

ANTH 405 – [T] Medical Anthropology (3 cr)
Relationships among disease, curing, culture and environment; non-Western medical systems; political economy of health care.

ANTH 417 – [T] Anthropology and World Problems (3 cr)
Data and methods of cultural anthropology applied to the solution of contemporary human problems, emphasizing sustainable development.

ANTH 418 – Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)
Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies.

ANTH 450 – Descriptive Linguistics (3 cr)
Introduction to analysis and description of natural languages; phonological, syntactic, and semantic analysis of data from a variety of languages. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

ANTH 463 – Anthropology of Life and Death (3 cr)
Demography, dynamics of evolution, human ecology, and their relationships to the biology of living, historical, and archaeological populations. Credit not granted for both ANTH 463 and ANTH 563. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

ANTH 469 – Genes, Culture and Human Diversity (3 cr)
Relationships between genes, language and culture are explored as a means to understanding world history, genetic and cultural diversity and unity.

ARCH 428 – [T] Architecture and Culture in the Islamic World
Prereq completion of one Tier 1 and three Tier II courses. A thematic course exploring the relationship between architecture and culture in the context of Islamic civilization.

ASIA 302 – [G] [M] Arts of Asia
Art and architecture of India, China, and Japan within their historical, religious, and cultural contexts.

ASIA 314 – [HUM] [G] [M] Philosophies and Religions of India
Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, social, and political views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and their influence on Indian civilization.

ASIA 315 – [HUM] [G] [M] Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan (3 cr)
The philosophies and religions of China and Japan, and their metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political positions and views of God and gods.

ASIA 373 – [HUM] [G] Chinese Civilization (3 cr)
Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present.

ASIA 374 – [G] Japanese Civilization (3 cr)
Overview of the evolution of Japanese culture and society from ancient times to the present.

ASIA 475 – [T] MAO to Deng: The People’s Republic of China, 1949-1999 (3 cr)
The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People’s Republic of China (Crosslisted as HIST 475 and POL S 475)

ASIA 477  – [M] Modern Japanese History
Examination of political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. Credit not granted for both Hist 477 and 577.

ASIA 479 – History of East Asian Economic Development Since 1945 (3 cr)
The historical relationships between politics and economics in East Asia since 1945.

BIOL 401 – [CAPS] [T] Plants and People (3 cr)
Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106 or 120; junior standing. Relationships between plants and people, especially cultural and economic applications of plants.

CES 301 – [M] Race and Global Inequality (3 cr)
Prereq Engl 101. Examination of nationalism, colonization, empire-building, racism, ethnic conflict, and class inequality in a global context.

CES 325 – [DIVR] [I] Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective (3 cr)
Social relations and cultural practices central to tourism with examples from around the world.

CES 340 – Empire and Race (3 cr)
Analysis of historical and contemporary manifestations of Empire and their effect on race and the international racialized division of labor.

CES 372 – [S,D] Indigenous Women in Traditional and Contemporary Societies (3 cr)
Prerequisite: One of ANTH 101, 214, CES 101, 171, or WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Exploration of roles and activities of women in indigenous societies; how traditional gender roles have developed and changed.

CES 377 – [K] Native Peoples of North America (3 cr)
A culture history/culture area study of native North America.

CES 379 – Indigenous Film (3 cr)
Critical examination of films and videos featuring and by indigenous peoples; traces the history of the indigenous peoples as subjects of films and as filmmakers.

CES 380 – [S,D] Immigration and Citizenship in the Global Economy (3 cr)
Examination of past and current notions of immigration and citizenship in North American, Asian, and European countries as defined by government officials, political organizations, community groups, and popular culture.

CES 401 – Seminar in Culture and Power (3 cr)
Complex power relations that develop among competing local, regional, national, and global culture(s).

CES 405 – [CAPS] Cultural Criticism and Theory (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major critiques and theories of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture.

CES 421 – [DIVR] [T] Intercultural Communication and Globalization (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. How global processes shape intercultural communication and how globalization is understood, advanced, and opposed by different groups.

CES 426 – [T] Workers Across North America (3 cr)
Prereq completion of one Tier I and three Tier II courses. International interactions between workers and labor unions in Mexico, Canada, and the US.

CES 446 – Racism and Anti-Racism in Global Context (3 cr)
Theory and practice of anti-racism; history and scope; strategies to transform racist systems.

CES 470 – [T] Indigenous Politics (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. An overview of the struggles of indigenous people; issues include rights, recognition, identity, natural resources, intellectual property, and repatriation globally.

COMSOC 321 – [DIVR] Intercultural Communication(3 cr)
Prerequisite: Certified in any major. Culture and cultural differences, race and ethnicity, stereotypes, and intercultural communication in contexts. including perspectives and readings from different disciplines.

COMSOC 421 – [DIVR] [T] Intercultural Communication and Globalization (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. How global processes shape intercultural communication and how globalization is understood, advanced, and opposed by different groups.

CRM_J 405 – [M] Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 cr)
Comparative study of criminal justice systems in the US and selected foreign countries. Cooperative: Open to UI degree seeking students

CROPS_SCI 360 – [I] World Agricultural Systems (3 cr)
Prereq 3 units [B] or [BSCI]biological sciences. Study of agro-environmental characteristics of world agriculture; historical and contemporary features of world food production. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (PISc 360).

ECONS 326 – Aspects of Sustainable Development (3 cr)
Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted as SOC 375)

ECONS 427 – Economic Development and Underdevelopment (3 cr)
Prerequisite: ECONS 301; ECONS 302. Development theories, policies, and performance of Third World economies; population, land reform, foreign trade, aid, investment, debt, dependency.

ECONS 428 – [T] Global Capitalism Today: Perspectives and Issues (3 cr)
Prereq GenEd 111; EconS 101 or 102. Logic and consequences of capitalism as global system; multinational corporations; underdevelopment and overdevelopment; external debt, population, and environmental crisis.

ECONS 430 – [T] Managing the Global Environment (3 cr)
Study of policy and management tools to address environmental issues of global significance.

ECONS 433 – Topics in International Environmental Law, Policy and Institutions (3 cr)
Prereq permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary study of the political development of the European Union and its impact on modern Italy; natural resource, environmental and agricultural policy and law.

ECONS 453 – International Trade and Marketing (3 cr)
Prerequisite: ECONS 301; ECONS 311. Application of economic theory to the analysis of international trade and marketing.

ENGL 373 – 20th and 21st Century Global Literatures in English (3 cr)
Literary and cultural texts in English from 1900 to the present focusing on literatures representing the complex processes of globalization.

ENGL 410 – [CAPS] Cultural Criticism and Theory (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major critiques and theories of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture.

ENGL 457 – Sociolinguistics (3 cr)
Study of language in social context and its relationship to social structures.

ENVR_SCI 335 – [M] Environmental Policy (3 cr)
Prereq ENVR_SCI 101. Global, national, and regional environmental issues and policy.

ENVR_SCI 410 – [M] Global Biogeochemistry (3 cr)
Cycles of biogeochemically important elements and anthropogenic changes to those cycles in terrestrial and aquatic environments on a global scale. Field trip required.

FINE_ART 302 – [G,M] Arts of Asia
Art and architecture of India, China, and Japan within their historical, religious, and cultural contexts.

FINE_ART 331 – Art, Science, and Technology (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Certified major or minor in Fine Art, or DTC majors and minors. Survey of art’s relationship to science and technology from Renaissance to present day; emphasis on historical overview and cultural implications.

FOR_LANG 410 – [CAPS] Global Cinema
Prerequisite: One general education [HUM], [H] or [G]; one general education [ARTS], [H] or [G]; junior standing. Taught in English. Analysis of cinematography and culture in film to reveal how societies respond to contemporary issues in a global context.

GEOLOGY 390 – [G,M] Living on the Edge: Global Climate Change and Earth History (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Global earth system: ocean, earth, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere; human impact on the climate system; climate change data predictions; debates.

HD 350 – [DIVR] [S,D] Diversity in Contemporary Families (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Preparation for students in human service professions to work with ethnic, cultural, economic, language, gender, religious and other types of diversity.

HD 403 – [T,D] Families in Poverty (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examining poverty in US and globally; description of groups most often poor; identification of effective solutions and successful interventions.

HIST 331 – [HUM] [K] Latin American Cultural History (3 cr)
Analysis of the contact between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and others and the cultural ramifications that have ensued.

HIST 373 – [HUM] [G] Chinese Civilization (3 cr)
Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present.

HIST 374 – [G] Japanese Civilization (3 cr)
Overview of the evolution of Japanese culture and society from ancient times to the present. Same as Asia 374.

HIST 419 – [HUM] United States, 1945-Present (3 cr)
International and domestic impact of the Cold War, era of McCarthyism, American aspirations, tensions and conflicts in the post-industrial era. Credit not granted for both History 419 and History 519. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

HIST 426 – [T] Workers Across North America (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. International interactions between workers and labor unions in Mexico, Canada and the US.

HIST 436 – [CAPS] Imperialism in the Modern World (3 cr)
Prereq Junior standing. History of imperialism (colonial, economic, territorial, cultural) since 1800 as a global phenomenon.

HIST 464 – Comparative Genocide (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of the concepts, history, and consequences of genocide in the global perspective through theoretical and case study analysis. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 464 and HISTORY 564. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

HIST 466 – [T] History of the Cold War, 1944-present (3 cr)
Prereq Junior Standing. Exploration of the 50 year “cold” conflict between the US and USSR and its political, social, economic and cultural consequences for the world.

HIST 473 – [T] The Middle East and the West (3 cr)
Prereq Junior Standing. East-west tensions in the context of historical relations between the Middle East and West Europe since the rise of Islam.

HIST 475 – [T] MAO to Deng: The People’s Republic of China, 1949-1999 (3 cr)
The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People’s Republic of China (Crosslisted as ASIA 475 and POL S 475)

HIST 477 – [M] Modern Japanese History (3 cr)
Examination of political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. Credit not granted for both Hist 477 and 577.

HIST 479 – History of East Asian Economic Development Since 1945 (3 cr)
The historical relationships between politics and economics in East Asia since 1945.

HIST 491 – [T] History of World Trade (3 cr)
Prereq Junior standing. The evolution of the institutions, conditions, and consequences of world trade after 1000.

HIST 492 – [T] Cultural Appetites: Food in World History (3 cr)
Prereq Junior standing. What food selection and preparation reveals about cultural integration around the world from the medieval era to the present.

HIST 494 – [T] Global Environmental History (3 cr)
Historical dynamics of human communities and their ecological settings.

HIST 495 – [T] Space, Place, and Power in History: Historical Geography in Global Perspective (3 cr)
Prereq completion of one Tier I and three Tier II courses. Introduction to the discipline of historical geography; geographical and spatial approaches to European, North American, and Asian history.

HUM 350 – [G] Sacred Texts and Cultures of World Religions (3 cr)
Sacred and literary texts, spiritual practices, and cultural origins and values of 6 world religious traditions from an intercultural perspective.

MSE 440 – Materials: The Foundations of Society and Technology (3 cr)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. History of materials; role that materials have played in human development; modern societal, technological, and economic impact of materials.

NATRS 300 – Natural Resource Ecology (3 cr)
Ecology as applied to management of natural resource ecosystems; biological diversity, conservation biology, global climate change in natural resource ecology. Field trips required.

NATRS 312 – [DIVR] Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment (3 cr)
Social views of natural resources; processes by which these views are developed and expressed; social conflict over natural resources.

PHIL 314 – [HUM] [G] [M] Philosophies and Religions of India (3 cr)
Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, social, and political views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and their influence on Indian civilization.

PHIL 315 – [HUM] [G] [M] Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan (3 cr)
The philosophies and religions of China and Japan, and their metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political positions and views of God and gods.

PHIL 435 – [T] East/West Philosophy of Architecture (3 cr)
Prereq Junior standing. East/West philosophies and their impact on understanding of nature and architecture.

POL S 314 – National States and Global Challenges (3 cr)
Comprehensive introduction to the processes of the economic and political integration of the European Union.

POL S 418 – Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)
Same as Anth 418. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (PolSci 462).

POL S 424 – [M] US National Security Policy (3 cr)
Substantive and theoretical research on issues relevant to formulation and requirements of post-Cold War, US national security and defense policy.

POL S 427 – United States Foreign Relations (3 cr)
Ends and means in foreign policy; organization, management, control, and current policy issues.

POL S 435 – Politics of Developing Nation (3 cr)
Issues and problems of political development and modernization common among developing nations.

POL S 475 – [T] MAO to Deng: The People’s Republic of China, 1949-1999 (3 cr)
The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People’s Republic of China (Crosslisted as ASIA 475 and HIST 475)

RUS 410 – [T] Russian Film (3 cr)
Prereq Junior standing. Russian daily life, historical events, and values in representative samples of Russian film. Taught in English. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (Russ 410).

SOC 331 – [S] Population, Resources, and the Future (3 cr)
Effects of population on resource depletion, environmental deterioration, social and economic structure; zero population growth prospects; limits to growth debate.

SOC 332 – Society and Environment (3 cr)
Society-environment relations, including environmental attitudes and behavior; the environmental movement and environmental politics and policy-making. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

SOC 333 – Science, Power and Human Values (3 cr)
Recent developments in the sociological study of science and scientific knowledge through cultural, commercial, and political perspectives.

SOC 375 – Aspects of Sustainable Development (3 cr)
Prerequisite: ECONS 101 or 198. Ecological, economical, and sociological aspects of sustainable development. (Crosslisted as ECONS 326)

SOC 415 – [T] Globalization (3 cr)
Prereq recommended Soc 101. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies.

SOC 418 – Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)
Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies.

SOIL_SCI 360 – [I] World Agricultural Systems (3 cr)
Prerequisite: 3 units of [B] or [BSCI] GER or UCORE categories.

TCH_LRN 480 – Multicultural Education in a Global Society (3 cr)
Multicultural and multilingual education from a global perspective; development of multicultural curriculum. Credit not granted for more than one of T & L 480, 580, 582.

TCH_LRN 487 – Global Geography (3 cr)
Open to non-education majors. World geography as a global perspective; education in the contemporary world: the interaction between human societies and the natural environment.

WOMEN_ST 316 – [DIVR] [K] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (3 cr)
Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives.

WOMEN_ST 332 – [I] Global Feminisms (3 CR)
Prerequisite: ANTH 101, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. An interdisciplinary approach to examining women’s roles and experiences throughout the world and different approaches to feminism/feminisms.

WOMEN_ST 340 – [I] Third World Women and Film (3 CR)
Focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation in third world women’s films.

WOMEN_ST 406 – [T] Women and Work In Global Contexts (3 CR)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. An interdisciplinary approach to women’s labor in global contexts that analyzes differences among women as well as possible shared interests.

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