Global and Multicultural Awareness

  • To help you develop attitudes and understandings necessary to live in a world in which contact between cultures is increasingly important, at least one of the courses you take at IUP must deal with a non-western culture. 

    This can be one of your Liberal Studies courses, but it can also be a major course or a free elective. If you do not have such a course elsewhere in your curriculum, you will need to save one of your Liberal Studies electives for this purpose. Advances in travel and communications are changing our lives; it is no longer unusual for students to go halfway around the world to study or for our economic relationships to be calculated in global terms. Knowing only what is close at hand and familiar is no longer enough.


  • Requirement: one course from list, 3 credits

    Students must fulfill this requirement by completing one course from the list; most of these courses will at the same time fulfill other requirements set by Liberal Studies or in some cases by a college or department.

    Also Fulfills Natural Science Non-laboratory Liberal Studies Requirement
     Course Title
    Credits
     GEOS 155
    Geology of Climate Change
    3


    Also Fulfills Social Science Liberal Studies Requirement
    Course Title Credits
    ANTH 110 Contemporary Anthropology 3
    ANTH 211 Cultural Anthropology 3
    GEOG 103 Global Cities: Issues in Planning and Development [same as RGPL 103]
    3
    GEOG 104 World Geography:  Global Context 3
    PLSC 101 World Politics 3
    RGPL 103
    Global Cities: Issues in Planning and Development [same as GEOG 103]
    3
    Also Fulfills Liberal Studies Elective Requirements
    Course Title Credits
    ANTH 271 Cultural Area Studies: Africa (same as SOC 271) 3
    ANTH 272 Cultural Area Studies: China (same as SOC 272) 3
    ANTH 273 Cultural Area Studies: Southeast Asia (same as SOC 273) 3
    ANTH 274 Cultural Area Studies: Latin America (same as SOC 274) 3
    ANTH 310
    Voyages of Discovery
    3
    ANTH 314 Native Americans 3
    ANTH 350 Anthropology of Gender 3
    ANTH 365 Native North American Religions (same as RLST 365) 3
    ANTH 370 Latinos and Diasporas (same as LAS 370) 3
    ANTH 430 Anthropology of Food 3
    ARHI 224 Introduction to Asian Art 3
    ARHI 427
    Japanese Narrative Art
    3
    ASIA 106
    Samurai and Gongfu Heroes: Masculinity in East Asia
    3
    ASIA 200 Introduction to Asian Studies 3
    BCOM 342 Intercultural Business Communication 3
    CHIN 102
    Elementary Chinese I
    4
    CHIN 201
    Intermediate Chinese
    4
    COMM 230
    Global Media and Communications
    3
    ECON 350 Comparative Economic Systems 3
    ENGL 396 The Literature of Emerging Nations 3
    GEOG 231
    Economic Geography
    3
    GEOG 252
    Geography of Latin America
    3
    GEOG 254 Geography of Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern Europe 3
    GEOG 255 Geography of Africa 3
    GEOG 256 Geography of East and Southeast Asia 3
    GEOG 257 Geography of South and Southwest Asia 3
    HIST 106
    Samurai and Gongfu Heroes: Masculinity in East Asia   3
    HIST 206 History of East Asia 3
    HIST 207
    The History of the Middle East
    3
    HIST 327 Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia 3
    HIST 330 History of the Islamic Civilization 3
    HIST 331 Modern Middle East 3
    HIST 332 History of Early China 3
    HIST 334 History of Modern China 3
    HIST 337 History of Modern Japan 3
    HIST 338
    The History of Iran
    3
    HIST 339
    Jihad and the Origins of Islamist Movements in the Middle East
    3
    HIST 433
    China 1300-1800: The Late Imperial Age
    3
    HIST 434
    Modern China: 1800-present
    3
    HIST 436
    Japan 1500-1850 Early Modern Japan
    3
    HIST 437
    Modern Japan: 1850-present
    3
    JAPN 102
    Elementary Japanese II
    4
    JAPN 201
    Intermediate Japanese
    4
    JRNL 375
    World News Coverage
    3
    LAS 350
    The Mayas:  Culture, Literature and Numbers
    3
    LAS 370 Latinos and Diasporas (same as ANTH 370) 3
    LAS 480 Latin American Studies Seminar 3
    MUHI 223
    Musical Cultures from Around the World
    3
    PLSC 339 Jihad and the Origins of Islamist Movements in the Middle East
    3
    PLSC 387 Political Systems: Latin America 3
    PLSC 389 International Development Strategies 3
    PNAF 131 Introduction to Pan-African Studies 3
    RLST 220 Buddhism 3
    RLST 311 Eastern Philosophy 3
    RLST 329
    Philosophy of Religion
    3
    RLST 360 African Religions 3
    RLST 365 Native North American Religions (same as ANTH 365) 3
    RLST 370 Religions of China and Japan 3
    RLST 375 Religions of India 3
    RSLT 380 Islam 3
    SOC 314 Sociology of Native Americans 3
    SOC 337 
    Society, Globalization, and Risk
    3
    SPAN 244 Modern Mexico 3
    Fulfills Global and Multicultural Awareness Requirement Only
    Course Title Credits
    ECON 338
    Poverty in Africa     
    3
    ECON 339 Economic Development I 3
    ECON 345
    International Trade
      3
    ECON 346
    International Finance
      3
    GEOG 252
    Geography of Latin America
      3
    MGMT 350
    International Business
     3
    MGMT 451
    International Management
     3
    MGMT 454
    International Competitiveness
     3
    MKTG 350
    International Business
     3
    PLSC 285 Comparative Government II: Non-Western Political Systems 3
    SPAN 344
    Spanish-American Cultures from the 19th Century to the Present
      3
    SPAN 364
    Survey of Spanish-American Literature
      3
    WGS 301
    Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women's Literature
      3