The international studies major is interdisciplinary. It is designed to help students learn to appreciate world cultures, focus on themes of global significance, and master varied disciplinary approaches used to study complex international issues. The program complements a wide range of academic degree programs and is an appropriate choice for many students who plan to pursue a double major.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in international studies requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 42 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major in international studies is flexible, drawing on courses across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Students work closely with an academic advisor to plan their program of study.

Work for the major includes two introductory courses, three foundation courses, language study beyond that required by the General Education Program, requirements for one of the major's three program options (A, B, or C), and required course work in one of the major's tracks.

International studies students must complete course work from at least four different departments and/or programs; they may count a maximum of 12 s.h. from any department or program toward the major. Students may apply up to 12 s.h. of course work from each additional major, minor, or certificate they earn toward the international studies major. Transfer credit approved by the International Studies Program may be applied to the major. Students must complete at least 15 s.h. of work for the major at the University of Iowa.

Students who earn the major in international studies and wish to earn a major in global health studies can do so as long as they select a track in international studies other than the global health studies track.

The B.A. with a major in international studies requires the following course work.

Introductory Courses4
Foundation Courses9
Language Requirement6
Track Courses18
Program Option A, B, or C5-6
Total Hours42-43

Introductory Courses

Both of these:
IS:1000Designing Your International Studies Major1
IS:2000Introduction to International Studies3

Foundation Courses

Students earn a minimum of 9 s.h. in foundation courses chosen from the following lists. Foundation courses provide an overview of global issues and introduce a disciplinary approach to global topics, laying the groundwork for continuing study.

ANTH:1101/IS:1101Cultural Anthropology3
ARTH:1030Themes in Global Art3
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
ENGL:2505Introduction to Postcolonial Studies3
IS:2020World Events Today!3
POLI:1400Introduction to Comparative Politics3
RELS:1015Religions in a Global Context: The Critical Role of Religion in International Affairs3
May include one of these:
HIST:1101The Modern World3
HIST:3155The World Since 19453
May include one of these:
GEOG:1090Globalization and Geographic Diversity3
GEOG:2910The Global Economy3
May include one of these:
CL:1240/CLSA:1040Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 17003
CL:1241Major Texts of World Literature, 1700 to the Present3

Language Requirement

All students must complete a minimum of two semesters of language study beyond that required by the General Education Program. This additional language requirement may be met either by completing two semesters of upper-level study in the same language used to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement or by completing two semesters, or the equivalent, of a second world language at any level.

In fulfilling the language requirement, most students are eligible to receive an additional 4 s.h. of ungraded credit under the Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP). This credit may be applied to the minimum 120 s.h. required for graduation, but it does not count toward requirements for the international studies major.

Tracks

Students complete their choice of one of the major's tracks. Each track requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of course work, including at least 12 s.h. earned in courses numbered 3000 or above. Students may not count their foundation courses toward track requirements.

Students may petition the International Studies Program for permission to include a course that is not on the list of courses approved for their track; they must submit their petition by the semester's specified deadline date.

With the International Studies Program's approval, students may develop other tracks for which sufficient courses exist. Students interested in developing a unique track should discuss their ideas with the international studies advisor as soon as possible.

International studies majors completing the Certificate in Global Health Studies, International Business, or Latin American Studies or the minor in global health studies, Latin American studies, or Russian and Eastern European studies may not choose an international studies track that corresponds with those certificate(s) or minor(s).

Tracks are listed under "Tracks and Approved Courses" below.

Program Options

International studies students complete all of the requirements for one of the major's three program options: A, B, or C. Program option requirements are not interchangeable.

Program Option A

Students complete an additional 6 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above chosen from a second international studies track.

Program Option B

Students complete a senior project and must take the following two courses.

IS:3010Creating a Proposal for International Research2
IS:4990International Studies Senior Project3

Students prepare for the senior project by completing IS:3010 Creating a Proposal for International Research, in which they learn research methodologies and prepare a project proposal. During their last year of study, they enroll in IS:4990 International Studies Senior Project and complete a semester-long individual research project that culminates in a substantial written or creative work focusing on a topic related to course work in their track. They complete the course and project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Program Option C

Students complete an approved experiential learning activity (credit or noncredit), such as study abroad or related volunteer work, and complete two writing courses, one from each list below. They also submit an international studies essay during their last year. Students interested in choosing program option C should speak with the international studies advisor about procedures for the option.

One of these:
CNW:1620Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
CNW:2680The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction3
SPAN:2000Spanish Language Skills: Writing4
One of these:
CNW:2690The Art and Craft of Writing About Business3
CNW:2700The Art and Craft of Personal Writing3
CNW:2710The Art and Craft of Food Writing3
CNW:2720The Art and Craft of Writing About Culture3
CNW:2740The Art and Craft of Writing about the Environment3
CNW:2760The Art and Craft of Writing for Social Change3
CNW:2770The Art and Craft of Writing for New Media3
CNW:2780The Art and Craft of Writing About Sports3
CNW:2790The Art and Craft of Humor Writing3
CNW:2800The Art and Craft of Writing Across Genres3
CNW:2810The Art and Craft of Writing with Emotion3
CNW:2820The Art and Craft of the Literary Essay3
CNW:2830The Art and Craft of Immersion Journalism3
CNW:2840The Art and Craft of Travel Writing3
CNW:2850The Art and Craft of Writing About Politics3
CNW:3630Advanced Nonfiction Writing3
CNW:4631Advanced Essay Workshop3
SPAN:3020/LATS:3020Journalistic Writing in Spanish3
SPAN:3060Introductory Workshop on Creative Writing in Spanish3

Tracks and Approved Courses

African Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2182/GHS:2182Africa: Health and Society3
ANTH:3123Making a Living: Perspectives on Economic Anthropology3
ANTH:3275/CLSA:3596The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt3
ARTH:1040Arts of Africa3
ARTH:3150Art of West Africa3
ARTH:3160Themes in African Art3
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
ENGL:3550/AFAM:3550African Literature3
ENGL:3555/AFAM:3555Topics in African Cinema3
FREN:1006Global Sports and National Cultures3
FREN:3130French-Speaking Cultures3
FREN:4015Francophone Cinema3-4
FREN:4080/CL:4368Post-Colonial Literature in France3
FREN:4110Francophone Literature of the African Diaspora3
HIST:1708Civilizations of Africa3
HIST:3745/IS:3745/RELS:3845Islam in Africa4
HIST:4289/AINS:4289The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503
HIST:4401/CLSA:4101Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East3
HIST:4710/AFAM:4310Pre-Colonial African History3
HIST:4715/AFAM:4715African History Since 18803
HIST:4725/GWSS:4725Women and Gender in African History3
IS:3200Sustainable Development3
IS:3555/HIST:3755/GHS:3555Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
POLI:3421Southern Africa: Development and Governance3
POLI:3422Horn of Africa: Politics and Transnational Issuesarr.
POLI:3423The Middle East: Policy and Diplomacy3
RELS:1350/AFAM:1250Introduction to African American Religions3
RELS:3808/AFAM:3500Malcolm X, King, and Human Rights3

Caribbean Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ENGL:3525Literature and Culture of the Americas3
ENGL:3530Caribbean Literature and Culture3
FREN:4015Francophone Cinema3-4
FREN:4110Francophone Literature of the African Diaspora3
HIST:4289/AINS:4289The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503
HIST:4501/LAS:4501Society and Revolution in Cuba3
HIST:4515/LAS:4515Introduction to Modern Latin America3
HIST:4525Latin American Revolution3
HIST:4710/AFAM:4310Pre-Colonial African History3
HIST:4715/AFAM:4715African History Since 18803
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS:3163Intermediate Steel Band1
SPAN:3270/CL:3262Pan-Caribbean Literary Currents3
SPAN:3420/CL:3396Cuban American Literature and Culture3
SPAN:4310Cultural Identity in Caribbean Literature3
SPAN:4350Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance3
SPAN:4390Topics in Spanish American Literature3

Development Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2100Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3
ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:2182/GHS:2182Africa: Health and Society3
ANTH:2261Human Impacts on the Environment3
ANTH:3123Making a Living: Perspectives on Economic Anthropology3
CL:3222City as Text/Text as City3
ECON:3620Economic Growth and Development3
ECON:4110International Economics3
EES:1115/ENVS:1115/GEOG:1115/HIST:1115Big Ideas: The History and Science of Oil3
GEOG:1060Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan3
GEOG:1090Globalization and Geographic Diversity3
GEOG:2410Environment and Development3
GEOG:2910The Global Economy3
GEOG:3070/GHS:3070Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3
GEOG:4750/URP:4750Environmental Impact Analysis4
GHS:3060Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
GHS:4001Social Entrepreneurship and Global Health3
GHS:4230Health Experience of Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees3
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3326/GHS:3327The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality3
HIST:3126History of Globalization3
HIST:4105World Events in Historical Context3
HIST:4232United States in World Affairs3-4
HIST:4605/GHS:4605Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4
HRTS:3910/IS:3910Human Rights Advocacy3
IS:2111Developed and Developing Places3
IS:3199Global Environmental Politics3
IS:3200Sustainable Development3
IS:3555/HIST:3755/GHS:3555Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
JMC:3116/IS:3116Communication-Based Approaches to International Development3
KORE:4050/POLI:4050Two Koreas: Political Economy of Regional Rivalry3
POLI:3420Southeast Asia: Politics and Development3
POLI:3421Southern Africa: Development and Governance3
POLI:3422Horn of Africa: Politics and Transnational Issues3
POLI:3424Global Development3
POLI:3504Globalization3
POLI:3516The Politics of International Economics3
RELS:3333/IS:3333Economics and Islam3
RHET:3140Nature and Society: Controversies and Images3
RHET:3700Advocacy and Sustainability: Crafting Stories of People, Place, and Resilience3
SPAN:4380Narratives of Underdevelopment3

East Asian Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:2175/JPNS:2175Japanese Society and Culture3
ANTH:3170Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia3
ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070Asian Art and Culture3
ARTH:2220/ASIA:2231Introduction to the Art of China3
ARTH:2250/JPNS:2250Introduction to the Art of Japan3
ARTH:3220/ASIA:3219Chinese Art and Culture3
ARTH:3230/ASIA:3220Chinese Painting I: Pagodas and Palaces3
ARTH:3240Chinese Painting II3
ARTH:3260/JPNS:3260Japanese Painting3
ARTH:3270/ASIA:3270Themes in Asian Art History3
ASIA:1704The Languages of Asia in Cultural and Historical Perspective3
ASIA:4507Topics in Asian Studiesarr.
ASIA:4606/CINE:4606Topics in Asian Cinema3
CHIN:1504Asian Humanities: China3
CHIN:1702Chinese Popular Culture3
CHIN:3201/TRNS:3202Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3
CHIN:3202Chinese Literature: Prose3
CHIN:3302/LING:3302/SLA:3302Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3
CHIN:3341/CL:3341Chinese Literature: Poetry3
CHIN:4203/CL:4203Modern Chinese Writers3
CHIN:4206Transnational Chinese Cinemas3
CINE:2625Introduction to Asian Film3
CL:1510/ASIA:1510Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature3
CL:2222/ASIA:2222/GWSS:2222Women in Premodern East Asian Literature3
GEOG:1060Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan3
HIST:1602/ASIA:1602Civilizations of Asia: China3
HIST:1604/ASIA:1604Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4
HIST:1607Civilizations of Asia: Korea3-4
HIST:2687/ASIA:2887Perspectives on Korea3
HIST:4176Vietnam War on Film3-4
HIST:4610/JPNS:4610Japan - Age of the Samurai3
HIST:4615/JPNS:4615Modern Japan3
HIST:4617History, Memory, and Pacific War3
HIST:4620/JPNS:4620Japan-U.S. Relations3
HIST:4650/ASIA:4657Chinese History from 1600 to 19273
HIST:4653/IS:4653Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China3
HIST:4655/ASIA:4655China Since 19273
HIST:4666/ASIA:4166Topics in Asian History3
HIST:4685Modern Korean History3
IS:3200Sustainable Development3
JPNS:1506Asian Humanities: Japan3
JPNS:3201/TRNS:3201Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3
JPNS:3202/CL:3204Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3203/CL:3203Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
JPNS:3204Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3205Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature3
JPNS:3206/CL:3206Warriors' Dreams3
JPNS:3207Japan Illuminated: Japanese Literature and Visual Culture3
JPNS:3208Japanese Film3
JPNS:3210Japanese Theater3
JPNS:3401Language in Japanese Society3
JPNS:3402Japan: Culture and Communication3
JPNS:3601Contemporary Japanese Culture3
JPNS:4201/CL:4201The Tale of Genji3
KORE:1135Korean Language in Culture and Society3
KORE:1500Asian Humanities: Korea3
KORE:4050/POLI:4050Two Koreas: Political Economy of Regional Rivalry3
PHIL:3845/RELS:3645Buddhist Philosophy3
POLI:1445Introduction to Asian Politics: China3
POLI:3408Chinese Politics and Society3
POLI:3420Southeast Asia: Politics and Development3
RELS:1404/ASIA:1040Living Religions of the East3
RELS:1506/ASIA:1060Introduction to Buddhism3
RELS:1510/ASIA:1110Gods, Buddhas, and Ghostly Officials: The Past and Present of Chinese Religions3
RELS:1610/JPNS:1115Japanese Religions3
RELS:3431/GWSS:3131Gender and Sexuality in Asia3
RELS:3572/ASIA:3890Comparative Ritual3
RELS:3575/ASIA:3775East Meets West: The Western Reception of Eastern Religion3
RELS:3655/ASIA:3655Zen Buddhism3
RELS:3660/JPNS:3660Japanese Religion and Thought3
RELS:3666The History of a Religious and Spiritual Practice: Yoga in Asia and Beyond3
RELS:4404/CHIN:4204The Literature of Daoism3

European Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ARTH:2340/CLSA:2340Introduction to Greek and Roman Art3
ANTH:3238Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula3
ANTH:3239The Archaeology of the First Europeans3
ARTH:3370/CLSA:3234Houses, Brothels, and Tombs: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii3
ARTH:1020Masterpieces: Art in Historical and Cultural Perspectives3
ARTH:1050From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I3
ARTH:1060From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II3
ARTH:2020Introduction to Western Architecture3
ARTH:2320/CLSA:2226Introduction to Ancient Art3
ARTH:2420Introduction to Medieval Art3
ARTH:2520Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art3
ARTH:2620Introduction to Baroque Visual Culture3
ARTH:2730Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art3
ARTH:2740Introduction to Northern Renaissance Art3
ARTH:2820Introduction to Modern/Contemporary Art3
ARTH:3030History of Prints3
ARTH:3070Themes in Baroque-Era Art3
ARTH:3197Themes in Modern and Contemporary Art3
ARTH:3310Celtic and Viking Art3
ARTH:3330/CLSA:3227Classical Greek Art3
ARTH:3350/CLSA:3232Art of Early Rome: Patrons and Politics3
ARTH:3360/CLSA:3233Art of the Ancient Roman Empire3
ARTH:3370/CLSA:3234Houses, Brothels, and Tombs: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii3
ARTH:3380City of Rome: Image and Ideology3
ARTH:3390Early Medieval Art3
ARTH:3391Themes in Medieval Art3
ARTH:3420Gothic Architecture3
ARTH:3520The Sculptural Origins of Michelangelo3
ARTH:3550Leonardo, Raphael, and Their Contemporaries3
ARTH:3630Themes in Renaissance Art3
ARTH:3640The Artist in the Studio: Allegory and Reality from Renaissance3
ARTH:3650Painting in the Dutch Golden Age3
ARTH:3700David to Delacroix: Art in the Age of Revolutions3
ARTH:3720The Romantic Revolution3
ARTH:3730Impressionism and the Visual Revolution3
ARTH:3740Manet to Matisse3
ARTH:3820Modern Art3
ARTH:3830Late Modern Art3
ARTH:3850Pop Art3
ARTH:3864Nazi and Stalinist Art: Aesthetics of Power3
ARTH:3870History of Photography3
ARTH:3880Modern Architecture3
CINE:4604Topics in European Film3
CL:1240/CLSA:1040Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 17003
CL:1241Major Texts of World Literature, 1700 to the Present3
CL:1500/SLAV:1500Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture3
CL:1600/GWSS:1600Wonder Woman Unleashed: A Hero for Our Times3
CL:3223Reading European Poetry3
CL:3263Studies in 20th-Century European Literaturearr.
CLSA:1010Hero, God, Mortal: Literature of Greece3
CLSA:1020Love and Glory: The Literature of Rome3
CLSA:1117Intrigue and Command in Ancient Rome: From Julius Caesar to Nero3
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
CLSA:1340Magic in the Ancient World3
CLSA:1809Classics and Cinema3
CLSA:1830Greek Civilization3
CLSA:1840Roman Civilization3
CLSA:1875Ancient Sports and Leisure3
CLSA:1883/HONR:1883War3
CLSA:2016Classical Mythology3
CLSA:2151/HIST:2431Roman Law, Order, and Crime3
CLSA:2482/RELS:2182Ancient Mediterranean Religions3
CLSA:3235/ANTH:3276Greek Archaeology and Ethnohistory3
CLSA:3240/ANTH:3277Roman Archaeology3
CLSA:3288/ENGL:3288Shakespeare's Romans: The Ancient World Meets the Elizabethan Stagearr.
CLSA:3416/RELS:3716Greek Religion and Society3
CLSA:3445/RELS:3245Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys3
CLSA:4181History of Western Medicine3
CLSG:3001Archaic and Classical Periods I3
CLSG:3002Archaic and Classical Periods II3
CLSG:3003/RELS:3003Classical and Hellenistic Periods I3
CLSL:3001Latin Literature of the Republic I3
CLSL:3002Latin Literature of the Republic II3
CLSL:3003Latin Literature of the Empire I3
CLSL:3004Latin Literature of the Empire II3
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
ENGL:2206Classical and Biblical Literature3
ENGL:2216Selected Works of the Middle Ages3
ENGL:2236Selected Early Authors3
ENGL:2309Selected British Authors Before 19003
ENGL:2310Selected British Authors After 19003
ENGL:2329Topics in Modern British Literature Before 19003
ENGL:2330Topics in Modern British Literature After 19003
ENGL:2338Eighteenth-Century British Literature3
ENGL:2348British Romanticism3
ENGL:2359Victorian Literature3
ENGL:2360Twentieth-Century British Literature3
ENGL:2361Twenty-first-Century British Literature3
ENGL:2369Topics in British Culture and Identity3
ENGL:3010Children's Literature3
ENGL:3216Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature3
ENGL:3226/MDVL:3226Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages3
ENGL:3228Literature and Culture of the Restoration3
ENGL:3236Literature and the Culture of the Renaissance3
ENGL:3237Literature and Culture of Seventeenth-Century England3
ENGL:324616th- and 17th-Century Poetry3
ENGL:3257Old English Beowulf3
ENGL:3266Medieval Celtic Literature3
ENGL:3267Medieval Norse Literature3
ENGL:3276/THTR:3276Medieval Drama3
ENGL:3277/THTR:3277English Renaissance Drama3
ENGL:3286Chaucer3
ENGL:3287Shakespeare3
ENGL:3296Milton3
ENGL:3320Modern British Drama3
ENGL:3329Literature and Culture of Eighteenth-Century Britain3
ENGL:3338Literature and Culture of the Romantic Period3
ENGL:3339Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century Britain3
ENGL:3348Literature and Culture of Nineteenth-Century Scotland3
ENGL:3350Literature and Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century Britain3
ENGL:3355British Poetry3
ENGL:3360British Fiction3
ENGL:3519Literature and Culture of Empire3
FREN:1005Texts and Contexts: French-Speaking World3
FREN:1006Global Sports and National Cultures3
FREN:1007Nature/Ecology French Philosophy and Fiction3
FREN:1510Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A.3
FREN:3030/ARTH:3020Paris and the Art of Urban Life3
FREN:3110French Civilization3
FREN:3120French Civilization3
FREN:3225Studies in Modern France3
FREN:3250Topics in French Studies I3
FREN:4080/CL:4368Post-Colonial Literature in France3
FREN:4100French Cinema3-4
FREN:4433/HIST:4433France Under Nazi Occupation, 1940-19443-4
FREN:4520Versailles Under the Sun King3-4
FREN:4540/GWSS:4540Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema3-4
FREN:4750Topics in French Studies II3
GEOG:2130World Cities3
GRMN:2550/WLLC:2550Mardi Gras and More: Cultures of Carnival3-4
GRMN:2618/CL:2618The Third Reich and Literature3-4
GRMN:2620Anne Frank and Her Story3-4
GRMN:2630German Cinema: Greatest Hits3-4
GRMN:2650German Nationalism After WWII3-4
GRMN:2655/IS:2600Muslim Minorities in the West3
GRMN:2666/CL:2666Pact with the Devil3-4
GRMN:2675The Politics of Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/113-4
GRMN:2720/HIST:2420Germany in the World3
GRMN:2775Scandinavian Crime Fiction3
GRMN:2780King Arthur Through the Ages3
GRMN:2785The Fantastic and Supernatural in German Fiction and Film3
GRMN:3236German Film3
GRMN:3250Brief Texts About Big Events3
GRMN:3405German Cultural History3
GRMN:3501Introduction to German Literature3
GRMN:3550The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film3
GRMN:3865History of the German Language3
GRMN:4315Contemporary German Civilization3
GRMN:4540Literature in Film3
GRMN:4730Beautiful Souls and Scandalous Writing3
GWSS:2651/CLSA:2651Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World3
GWSS:4427/HIST:4427Society and Gender in Europe 1200-17893
HIST:1025/RELS:1225Medieval Religion and Culture3
HIST:2465Europe Since 19453
HIST:2483History of Britain: Fall of Rome to the Norman Conquest3
HIST:3143International Politics: The History of the Present3-4
HIST:3145Europe and the United States in the Twentieth Century3
HIST:3190/RELS:3190Medieval to Modern: The Birth of Protestantism3
HIST:3409/MDVL:3409Medieval Civilization I3
HIST:3410/MDVL:3410Medieval Civilization II3
HIST:3436/CLSA:3836Food in Ancient Mediterranean Society3
HIST:4133The Rise of Modern Science3
HIST:4148Global History as Local History: European Immigration in Iowa1,3-4
HIST:4289/AINS:4289The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503
HIST:4400/CLSA:4400The Roman Empire3
HIST:4401/CLSA:4101Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East3
HIST:4403/CLSA:4403Alexander the Great3
HIST:4404The World of Ancient Greece3
HIST:4406/CLSA:4106Warfare in Ancient Mediterranean Society3
HIST:4407The Hellenistic World and Rome3
HIST:4408/MDVL:4408The Twelfth-Century Renaissance3
HIST:4411/MDVL:4411Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe3
HIST:4412/MDVL:4412History of the Medieval Church3
HIST:4417/MDVL:4417Medieval Intellectual History 300-11503
HIST:4419/MDVL:4419Ancient and Medieval Science3
HIST:4421/MDVL:4421The Middle Ages in Film3
HIST:4423/MDVL:4423Ireland in the Early Middle Ages3
HIST:4426/MDVL:4426Women, Power, and Society in Medieval Europe3
HIST:4428Nineteenth-Century Europe3
HIST:4431Early Modern England3
HIST:4435War and Society in Modern Europe3
HIST:4438Modern European Imperialism3
HIST:4441Special Topics in European Historyarr.
HIST:4460Twentieth-Century Europe: The Nazi Era3
HIST:4461Twentieth-Century Europe: The Cold War and After3
HIST:4464Modern France 1789-18713
HIST:4465Modern France 1870-Present3
HIST:4466/FREN:4466France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism3
HIST:4470France from 1815-Present3
HIST:4473German History 1648-19143
HIST:4475Germany Since 1914: Weimar, Hitler, and After3-4
HIST:4477Napoleon and His Afterlives3
HIST:4478Holocaust in History and Memory3
HIST:4485Modern Britain: The Victorian Age3-4
HIST:4486Modern Britain: The Twentieth Century3
HIST:4499First World War3-4
HIST:4920/UICB:4920/SLIS:4920The Transition from Manuscript to Print3
IS:2112The European Union3
ITAL:2550Images of Modern Italy3-4
ITAL:4350Studies in Italian Language3
ITAL:4633Dante's Inferno3
ITAL:4634The Italian Renaissance3
ITAL:4667Modern Italian Fiction3
ITAL:4668Modern Italian Poetry and Theater3
LING:3080/WRIT:3080History of the English Language3
MUS:1800/DPA:1800World of the Beatles3
PHIL:2111Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL:2214Seventeenth-Century Philosophy3
PHIL:2215Modern Philosophy3
PHIL:2343Philosophy East and West3
PHIL:2432Introduction to Political Philosophy3
PHIL:2435Philosophy of Law3
PHIL:3112/HIST:3412Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL:3143Existentialism and Freedom3
PHIL:3318Twentieth-Century Philosophy3
PHIL:4152Plato3
PHIL:4153Aristotle3
PHIL:4258Descartes3
PHIL:4260Spinoza and Leibniz3
PHIL:4346Frege and Russell3
PHIL:4377Wittgenstein3
PHIL:4482History of Ethics3
POLI:1449Introduction to European Politics3
POLI:3305Modern Political Theory3
POLI:3401European Union3
PORT:3500Introduction to Portuguese Literature3
PORT:4100Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture3
RELS:1021Judaism: The Sacred and the Secular3
RELS:1070Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament3
RELS:1080Introduction to the New Testament3
RELS:2775The Bible and the Holocaust3
RELS:2962Islam in the Public Sphere: Arts, Literature, Culture, and Politics3
RELS:3243/CLSA:3443Pagans and Christians: The Church from Jesus to Muhammad3
RELS:3340/CLSA:3440Recovering Eden: The Afterlife in Early Judaism and Christianity3
RELS:4155/HIST:4455Religious Conflict: Early-Modern Period3
RHET:4143Classical Rhetoric and Greek Culture3
SPAN:2400Readings in Spanish Literature3
SPAN:3500Topics in Culture of the Hispanic World3
SPAN:3600Cultures of Spain3
SPAN:3620Madrid3
SPAN:3750Literature in the Time of Cervantes3
SPAN:3820Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature3
SPAN:3840Contemporary Spanish Short Story3
SPAN:4620Spanish Golden Age Fiction3
SPAN:4650Don Quijote3
SPAN:4690Topics in Spanish Literature3
SPAN:4870/RELS:4870Islamic Cultural Presence in Spain3
UICB:4910/HIST:4910/SLIS:4910The Book in the Middle Ages3

Global Artistic Tradition and Change Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AINS:3554Native Histories and Endurance in the Greater Midwest3
ANTH:3237/MUSM:3237Politics of the Archaeological Past3
ARAB:3005Culture and Resistance: The Modern Middle East3-4
ARTH:1010Art and Visual Culture3
ARTH:1020Masterpieces: Art in Historical and Cultural Perspectives3
ARTH:1030Themes in Global Art3
ARTH:1040Arts of Africa3
ARTH:1050From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I3
ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070Asian Art and Culture3
ARTH:1090Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens3
ARTH:2020Introduction to Western Architecture3
ARTH:2220/ASIA:2231Introduction to the Art of China3
ARTH:2250/JPNS:2250Introduction to the Art of Japan3
ARTH:2340/CLSA:2340Introduction to Greek and Roman Art3
ARTH:2520Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art3
ARTH:2740Introduction to Northern Renaissance Art3
ARTH:3020/FREN:3030Paris and the Art of Urban Life3
ARTH:3070Themes in Baroque-Era Art3
ARTH:3150Art of West Africa3
ARTH:3160Themes in African Art3
ARTH:3197Themes in Modern and Contemporary Art3
ARTH:3220/ASIA:3219Chinese Art and Culture3
ARTH:3230/ASIA:3220Chinese Painting I: Pagodas and Palaces3
ARTH:3240Chinese Painting II3
ARTH:3260/JPNS:3260Japanese Painting3
ARTH:3310Celtic and Viking Art3
ARTH:3320/RELS:3704Egyptian Art3
ARTH:3325Kings, Gods, and Heroes: Art of the Ancient Near East3
ARTH:3350/CLSA:3232Art of Early Rome: Patrons and Politics3
ARTH:3360/CLSA:3233Art of the Ancient Roman Empire3
ARTH:3390Early Medieval Art3
ARTH:3630Themes in Renaissance Art3
ARTH:3640The Artist in the Studio: Allegory and Reality from Renaissance3
ARTH:3864Nazi and Stalinist Art: Aesthetics of Power3
ASIA:1510/CL:1510Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature3
ASIA:2450India Beat: The Aesthetics and Politics of India Today3
CHIN:4203/CL:4203Modern Chinese Writers3
CHIN:4206Transnational Chinese Cinemas3
CINE:2622World Film3
CINE:2624Introduction to Latin American Film3
CINE:2625Introduction to Asian Film3
CINE:3750Topics in Cinema and Culture3
CINE:4604Topics in European Film3
CINE:4606/ASIA:4606Topics in Asian Cinema3
CINE:4616Topics in National Cinema3
CINE:4618Topics in World Cinemas3
CL:1240/CLSA:1040Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 17003
CL:1241Major Texts of World Literature, 1700 to the Present3
CL:1500/SLAV:1500Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture3
CL:2700/SLAV:2232Romani (Gypsy) Cultures of Eastern Europe3
CL:3222City as Text/Text as City3
CL:3263Studies in 20th-Century European Literaturearr.
CL:4266Topics in Literature and Theory3
CLSA:1010Hero, God, Mortal: Literature of Greece3
CLSA:1809Classics and Cinema3
CLSA:2016Classical Mythology3
CLSG:3001Archaic and Classical Periods I3
CLSG:3002Archaic and Classical Periods II3
CLSL:3001Latin Literature of the Republic I3
CLSL:3002Latin Literature of the Republic II3
CLSL:3003Latin Literature of the Empire I3
CLSL:3004Latin Literature of the Empire II3
DANC:1150/LAS:1150Brazilian Culture and Carnival3
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
DANC:3010Topics in Global Dance Techniques2
ENGL:2310Selected British Authors After 19003
ENGL:2329Topics in Modern British Literature Before 19003
ENGL:2330Topics in Modern British Literature After 19003
ENGL:2359Victorian Literature3
ENGL:2360Twentieth-Century British Literature3
ENGL:2505Introduction to Postcolonial Studies3
ENGL:2510Selected Transnational Authors3
ENGL:2560Topics in Culture and Identity3
ENGL:3216Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature3
ENGL:324616th- and 17th-Century Poetry3
ENGL:3510Topics in Transnational Literature3
ENGL:3530Caribbean Literature and Culture3
ENGL:3550/AFAM:3550African Literature3
ENGL:3555/AFAM:3555Topics in African Cinema3
FREN:3250Topics in French Studies I3
FREN:4015Francophone Cinema3-4
FREN:4080/CL:4368Post-Colonial Literature in France3
FREN:4090Quebecois Literature3
FREN:4100French Cinema3-4
FREN:4540/GWSS:4540Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema3
GRMN:2630German Cinema: Greatest Hits3-4
GRMN:2785The Fantastic and Supernatural in German Fiction and Film3
GRMN:3236German Film3
GRMN:3501Introduction to German Literature3
GRMN:3550The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film3
GRMN:4540Literature in Film3
GWSS:3360/SPAN:3360Latin American Women Writers3
ITAL:4668Modern Italian Poetry and Theater3
IWP:3191/ENGL:3595/WLLC:3191International Literature Today1,3
JPNS:3202/CL:3204Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3203/CL:3203Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3
JPNS:3204Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3
JPNS:3205Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature3
JPNS:3207Japan Illuminated: Japanese Literature and Visual Culture3
JPNS:3208Japanese Film3
JPNS:3210Japanese Theater3
MUS:1009Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3
MUS:1310World Music3
MUS:1800/DPA:1800World of the Beatles3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
PORT:2800Topics in Cultural Studies3
RELS:3448/SOAS:3448The Allure of Krishna: Sacred Sexuality in Indian Culture3
SLAV:1131Introduction to Russian Culture3
SLAV:2600/CL:2600Issues in Russian Identity: Nationalism3
SLAV:3124/CL:3124Invitation to Nabokov3-4
SLAV:3202/CL:3302Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173
SOAS:1502/RELS:1502Asian Humanities: India3
SOAS:3500Queerness in South Asian Literature and Cinema3
SPAN:2400Readings in Spanish Literature3
SPAN:2500Readings in Spanish American Literature3
SPAN:2900Music of the Hispanic World3
SPAN:3220Visual Culture: Colonial Spanish America3
SPAN:3320Spanish American Poetry3
SPAN:3370Topics in Literatures and Cultures3
SPAN:3520Introduction to Film Studies3
SPAN:3820Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature3
SPAN:4350Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance3
SPAN:4370Literature and Mass Culture in Latin America3
SPAN:4390Topics in Spanish American Literature3
SPAN:4630Society and Poetry: Spanish Lyric3
SPAN:4650Don Quijote3
SPAN:4690Topics in Spanish Literature3
SPAN:4810/CINE:4678/LAS:4678Topics in Latin American Cinema3
SPAN:4920Topics in Film Studies3
THTR:1400Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns3
THTR:1401Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels3
THTR:2405Staging Americans: U.S. Cultures Through Theatre and Performance3
THTR:2410History of Theatre and Drama I3
THTR:2411History of Theatre and Drama II3
WLLC:2550/GRMN:2550Mardi Gras and More: Cultures of Carnival3-4
WLLC:3185/GWSS:3185Global Women's Cinema3
WLLC:3700/ASIA:3700/JPNS:3700/TRNS:3700Topics in Global Cinema3

Global Health Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AINS:2290/AMST:2290/GHS:2290/HIST:2290Food and Culture in Indian Country3
ANTH:2164/GHS:2164Culture and Healing for Future Health Professionals3
ANTH:2181/ASP:2181/GHS:2181The Anthropology of Aging3
ANTH:2320/GHS:2320Anthropological Perspectives on Human Infectious Disease: Origins and Evolution3
ANTH:3102/GHS:3102/CBH:3102Medical Anthropology3
ANTH:3110/AINS:3110/GHS:3110Health of Indigenous Peoples3
ANTH:3111/GHS:3040/LAS:3111Health in Mexico3
ANTH:3151/ASP:3151/GHS:3151The Anthropology of the Beginnings and Ends of Life3
ANTH:3152/ASP:3152/GHS:3152Anthropology of Caregiving and Health3
ANTH:3326/GHS:3326Infectious Disease and Human Evolution3
ANTH:3328Molecular Genetics of Human Disease3
ANTH:4140/GWSS:4140/CBH:4140/GHS:4140Feminist Activism and Global Health3
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
CLSA:4181History of Western Medicine3
CPH:2200Climageddon: A Crisis for Public Health2
CPH:3500/GHS:3500Global Public Health3
ECON:3760Health Economics3
GEOG:2110/GHS:2110Seven Billion and Counting: Introduction to Population Dynamics3
GEOG:3070/GHS:3070Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3
GEOG:3110/GHS:3111Geography of Health3
GEOG:3331Human Dimensions of Climate3
GEOG:3760/GHS:3760Hazards and Society3
GEOG:3780/GHS:3780U.S. Energy Policy in Global Context3
GEOG:4150/GHS:4150Health and Environment: GIS Applications3
GEOG:4750/URP:4750Environmental Impact Analysis4
GHS:2000/ANTH:2103Introduction to Global Health Studies3
GHS:3010/IGPI:3011Identifying and Developing a Global Health Project2-3
GHS:3030Global Health Conference1
GHS:3035Engaging in Global Health1
GHS:3036Ethics, Politics, and Global Health3
GHS:3060Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine3
GHS:3720Contemporary Issues in Global Health3
GHS:3850/HHP:3850Promoting Health Globally3
GHS:4000Global Health Studies Service Learning: Local Health is Global Health4
GHS:4001Social Entrepreneurship and Global Health3
GHS:4002Working in Global Health3
GHS:4100Topics in Global Health1-3
GHS:4230Health Experience of Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees3
GHS:4340/HHP:4340Global Health and Global Food3
GHS:4600Global Health and Human Rights2-3
GWSS:2080/GHS:2080The Cultural Politics of HIV-AIDS3
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3326/GHS:3327The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality3
HIST:4160/GHS:4160History of Public Health3
HIST:4162/GHS:4162History of Global Health3
HIST:4508/GHS:4508/LAS:4508Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-20003
HIST:4605/GHS:4605Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4
HRTS:3910/IS:3910Human Rights Advocacy3
IS:3555/GHS:3555/HIST:3755Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
JMC:3150/CBH:3150/GHS:3150Media and Health3
RELS:2260/GHS:2260Hard Cases in Healthcare: Ethics at the Beginning of Life3
RELS:3580/ANTH:3113/ASIA:3561/GHS:3113Religion and Healing3
SLAV:3131/GHS:3131Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia3
SOC:3510Medical Sociology3
SSW:3135/ASP:3135/GHS:3050Global Aging3
WLLC:1100/CLSA:1100/GHS:1100/GRMN:1100/GWSS:1100Contraception Across Time and Cultures3

Global Resources and the Environment Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AINS:2290/AMST:2290/GHS:2290/HIST:2290Food and Culture in Indian Country3
AINS:3554Native Histories and Endurance in the Greater Midwest3
ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2261Human Impacts on the Environment3
ANTH:3103Environment and Culture3
ANTH:3123Making a Living: Perspectives on Economic Anthropology3
ANTH:4130/RELS:4730Religion and Environmental Ethics3
ARTH:1090Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens3
CLSA:3836/HIST:3436Food in Ancient Mediterranean Society3
CPH:2200Climageddon: A Crisis for Public Health2
ECON:3625/URP:3135Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
EES:1115/ENVS:1115/GEOG:1115/HIST:1115Big Ideas: The History and Science of Oil3
GEOG:1020The Global Environment3
GEOG:1060Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan3
GEOG:1070Contemporary Environmental Issues3
GEOG:1090Globalization and Geographic Diversity3
GEOG:2110/GHS:2110Seven Billion and Counting: Introduction to Population Dynamics3
GEOG:2130World Cities3
GEOG:2410Environment and Development3
GEOG:3070/GHS:3070Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food3
GEOG:3331Human Dimensions of Climate3
GEOG:3750Environmental Quality: Science, Technology, and Policy3
GEOG:3760/GHS:3760Hazards and Society3
GEOG:3780/GHS:3780U.S. Energy Policy in Global Context3
GEOG:4150/GHS:4150Health and Environment: GIS Applications3
GEOG:4750/URP:4750Environmental Impact Analysis4
GEOG:4770Environmental Justice3
GHS:4340/HHP:4340Global Health and Global Food3
IS:3199Global Environmental Politics3
IS:3200Sustainable Development3
IS:3555/GHS:3555/HIST:3755Understanding Health and Disease in Africa3
POLI:2417Comparative Environmental Policy3
POLI:3518Water Wars: Conflict and Cooperation3
RELS:3976/AINS:3276American Indian Environmentalism3
RHET:3140Nature and Society: Controversies and Images3
RHET:3700Advocacy and Sustainability: Crafting Stories of People, Place, and Resilience3

International Business Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AMST:3051The Office: Business Life in America3
ANTH:2100Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3
ANTH:3123Making a Living: Perspectives on Economic Anthropology3
CHIN:3103Business Chinese I3
CHIN:3104Business Chinese II3
COMM:2042/IS:2042/SSW:2042Intercultural Communication3
COMM:4131/IS:4131Globalization and Culture3
COMM:4142/IS:4142Advanced Intercultural Communication3
ECON:3345Global Economics and Business3
ECON:3620Economic Growth and Development3
ECON:3625/URP:3135Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
ECON:4110International Economics3
ENTR:4100International Entrepreneurship and Culture1-3
ENTR:4460Entrepreneurship and Global Trade3
FIN:4240International Finance3
FREN:1510Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A.3
FREN:3410Business French3
GEOG:1070Contemporary Environmental Issues3
GEOG:2130World Cities3
GEOG:2410Environment and Development3
GEOG:2910The Global Economy3
GHS:4001Social Entrepreneurship and Global Health3
GRMN:2720/HIST:2420Germany in the World3-4
GRMN:3214Business German3
HIST:3126History of Globalization3
HIST:4105World Events in Historical Context3
HIST:4232United States in World Affairs3-4
IS:3200Sustainable Development3
JPNS:3500Japanese for Professional Purposes I3
JPNS:3501Japanese for Professional Purposes II3
MGMT:3450International Business Environment3
MKTG:4300International Marketing3
POLI:2417Comparative Environmental Policy3
POLI:3424Global Development3
POLI:3502Politics and the Multinational Enterprise3
POLI:3516The Politics of International Economics3
PORT:3130Business Portuguese3
RELS:3333/IS:3333Economics and Islam3
SPAN:3040Business Spanish3
SPAN:3080Spanish for International Business3
SPAN:3550Doing Business in Latin America3

International Communication and Information Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:1401Language, Culture, and Communication3
CHIN:3201/TRNS:3202Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3
CL:1500/SLAV:1500Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture3
CL:1510/ASIA:1510Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature3
CL:3222City as Text/Text as City3
COMM:1174Media and Society3
COMM:1898/LAS:1898Introduction to Latina/o Communication and Culture3
COMM:2042/IS:2042/SSW:2042Intercultural Communication3
COMM:2052/LAS:2052Latin American Media3
COMM:2086Global Media Studies3
COMM:4131/IS:4131Globalization and Culture3
COMM:4142/IS:4142Advanced Intercultural Communication3
COMM:4173Social Media, Culture, and Politics3
COMM:4174Communication, Technology, and National Security3
ENGL:3182Digital Cultures and Literacies3
FREN:1510Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A.3
FREN:3190/SPAN:3190Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism3-4
FREN:4890/TRNS:4497Techniques of Translation3
GRMN:3200/TRNS:3200Literary Translation from German3
GRMN:3550The Politics of Remembrance in German Multicultural Literature and Film3
GRMN:3865History of the German Language3
HIST:4105World Events in Historical Context3
HIST:4232United States in World Affairs3-4
ITAL:4350Studies in Italian Language3
IWP:3191/ENGL:3595/WLLC:3191International Literature Today1,3
JMC:3116/IS:3116Communication-Based Approaches to International Development3
JMC:3130Comparative Communication Systems3
JMC:3150/CBH:3150/GHS:3150Media and Health3
JPNS:3201/TRNS:3201Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3
JPNS:3207Japan Illuminated: Japanese Literature and Visual Culture3
JPNS:3401Language in Japanese Society3
JPNS:3402Japan: Culture and Communication3
KORE:1135Korean Language in Culture and Society3
LING:1010Language and Society3
LING:1060Languages of the World3
LING:2900Language, Gender, and Sexuality3
POLI:1600Introduction to Political Communication3
POLI:3515Global Communication and Politics3
RELS:2289/CLSA:2489Jerusalem: The Holy City3
RELS:3834/IS:3834/JMC:3146/WLLC:3834Arab Spring in Context: Media, Religion, and Geopolitics3
RHET:3700Advocacy and Sustainability: Crafting Stories of People, Place, and Resilience3
SPAN:2005/LATS:2005Writing Global Spanish3
SPAN:2030Study of Language: Myths and Concepts3
SPAN:2050/LATS:2050Spanish in the U.S.3
SPAN:3020/LATS:3020Journalistic Writing in Spanish3
SPAN:3030Translation Workshop: English to Spanish3
SPAN:3050Translation Workshop: Spanish to English3
SPAN:3100Structures of Spanish: Words and Sentences3
SPAN:3130Introduction to Bilingualism3
SPAN:3150Spanish Applied Linguistics3
SPAN:3210Cultural Storytelling3
SPAN:4370Literature and Mass Culture in Latin America3
SPAN:4980Advanced Translation: Spanish to English3
TRNS:2000Translation and Global Society3
TRNS:3179/CL:3179/CLSA:3979/ENGL:3850Undergraduate Translation Workshop3
TRNS:4480/SLAV:4480Literature and Translation3

International Human Rights Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AINS:3554Native Histories and Endurance in the Greater Midwest3
ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:3123Making a Living: Perspectives on Economic Anthropology3
ANTH:3125/GWSS:3350/IS:3350Transnational Feminism3
CL:1500/SLAV:1500Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture3
CRIM:2430Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3
CRIM:3415Global Criminology3
GEOG:4770Environmental Justice3
GHS:4600Global Health and Human Rights2-3
GRMN:2675The Politics of Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/113-4
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3157/HIST:3157Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights3
GWSS:3326/GHS:3327The Politics of Progress: NGOs, Development, and Sexuality3
HIST:3644/RELS:3644/SOAS:3644Gandhi and His Legacy3
HIST:4101History of Human Rights3
HIST:4105World Events in Historical Context3
HIST:4232United States in World Affairs3-4
HIST:4526Dictatorships of Latin America3
HIST:4617History, Memory, and Pacific War3
HRTS:2115/IS:2115Introduction to Human Rights3
HRTS:3905/IS:3905Topics in Human Rights1-3
HRTS:3906Human Rights Systems: Institutions and Mechanisms Enforcing and Implementing Human Rights3
HRTS:3910/IS:3910Human Rights Advocacy3
LAW:8570Human Rights in the World Community1-3
LAW:8698Law in the Muslim World2-3
LING:1040/ANTH:1040Language Rights3
PHIL:1034Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness3
PHIL:2429War, Terrorism, and Torture3
PHIL:3430Philosophy of Human Rights3
PHIL:4482History of Ethics3
POLI:3405Authoritarian Politics3
POLI:3509International Courts: The Intersection of Law and Politics3
POLI:3513Politics of International Human Rights Law3
RELS:1021Judaism: The Sacred and the Secular3
RELS:1810Longing for Freedom3
RELS:2775The Bible and the Holocaust3
RELS:2962Islam in the Public Sphere: Arts, Literature, Culture, and Politics3
RELS:3808/AFAM:3500Malcolm X, King, and Human Rights3
RELS:3855/IS:3855Human Rights and Islam3
SOAS:3500Queerness in South Asian Literature and Cinema3
WLLC:3185/GWSS:3185Global Women's Cinema3

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:3275/CLSA:3596The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt3
ARAB:1050Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies I3
ARAB:2025Study Abroad: Culture and Society1
ARAB:2050Topics in Middle East/Muslim World Studies II3
ARAB:3005Culture and Resistance: The Modern Middle East3-4
ARAB:3050Arab Culture Through Dialects3
ARTH:3320/RELS:3704Egyptian Art3
ARTH:3325Kings, Gods, and Heroes: Art of the Ancient Near East3
ARTH:3375/RELS:3375Birth of the Holy Land: Art and Architecture in the Ancient Middle East3
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
CLSA:2482/RELS:2182Ancient Mediterranean Religions3
CLSA:3445/RELS:3245Mythology of Otherworldly Journeys3
CLSA:3836/HIST:3436Food in Ancient Mediterranean Society3
CLSA:4181History of Western Medicine3
GRMN:2650German Nationalism After WWII3-4
GRMN:2655/IS:2600Muslim Minorities in the West3-4
HIST:2461/CLSA:2461/RELS:2361Middle East and Mediterranean: Alexander to Suleiman3
HIST:2462Middle East and Mediterranean: Saladin to Napoleon3
HIST:3745/IS:3745/RELS:3845Islam in Africa4
HIST:4401/CLSA:4101Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East3
HIST:4419/MDVL:4419Ancient and Medieval Science3
HIST:4466/FREN:4466France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism3
HIST:4810History of the Modern Middle East3
HIST:4815Topics in the Modern Middle East3
POLI:1403Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World3
POLI:3419War in the Muslim World3
POLI:3422Horn of Africa: Politics and Transnational Issues3
POLI:3423The Middle East: Policy and Diplomacy3
RELS:1001Judaism, Christianity, and Islam3
RELS:1021Judaism: The Sacred and the Secular3
RELS:1070Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament3
RELS:1130/HIST:1030Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
RELS:2289/CLSA:2489Jerusalem: The Holy City3
RELS:2730/AFAM:2730African American Islam3
RELS:2852/GWSS:2052Women in Islam and the Middle East3
RELS:2962Islam in the Public Sphere: Arts, Literature, Culture, and Politics3
RELS:3020Religion and Politics3
RELS:3105The World of the Old Testament3
RELS:3243/CLSA:3443Pagans and Christians: The Church from Jesus to Muhammad3
RELS:3333/IS:3333Economics and Islam3
RELS:3340/CLSA:3440Recovering Eden: The Afterlife in Early Judaism and Christianity3
RELS:3834/IS:3834/JMC:3146/WLLC:3834Arab Spring in Context: Media, Religion, and Geopolitics3
RELS:3855/IS:3855Human Rights and Islam3
RELS:4352/CLSA:4452The Dead Sea Scrolls3
RELS:4768Islamic Sects3
RELS:4870/SPAN:4870Islamic Cultural Presence in Spain3
SLAV:3100West and East: Women in the Slavic World3

Latin American Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:2220Archaeology of Mesoamerica3
ANTH:3111/GHS:3040/LAS:3111Health in Mexico3
ARTH:3120/LAS:3120The Art of Ancient Mexico3
CINE:2624Introduction to Latin American Film3
CINE:4678/LAS:4678/SPAN:4810Topics in Latin American Cinema3
COMM:1898/LAS:1898Introduction to Latina/o Communication and Culture3
COMM:2052/LAS:2052Latin American Media3
DANC:1150/LAS:1150Brazilian Culture and Carnival3
ENGL:3525Literature and Culture of the Americas3
ENGL:3535/LAS:3535Inter-American Studies3
FREN:1006Global Sports and National Cultures3
HIST:4216/LAS:4216Mexican American History3
HIST:4217/LAS:4217/LATS:4217Latina/o Immigration3
HIST:4334Topics in American Borderlands History3
HIST:4501/LAS:4501Society and Revolution in Cuba3
HIST:4502/AINS:4502/LAS:4502History of Mexico3
HIST:4505Topics in Latin American History3
HIST:4508/GHS:4508/LAS:4508Medicine and Public Health in Latin America, 1820-20003
HIST:4510Colonial Latin America3
HIST:4515/LAS:4515Introduction to Modern Latin America3
HIST:4520Latin America and the United States: The Historical Perspective3
HIST:4525Latin American Revolution3
HIST:4526Dictatorships of Latin America3
LAS:2700/COMM:2800/IS:2700/PORT:2700/SPAN:2700Introduction to Latin American Studies3
LAS:4700/ANTH:4700/CL:4700/HIST:4504/PORT:4700/SPAN:4900Latin American Studies Seminar3
LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
LATS:3550Topics in Latina/o Studies: History and Culture1-3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
POLI:2415/LAS:2415Latin American Politics3
POLI:3104/LAS:3104/LATS:3104Immigration Politics3
PORT:1800Contemporary Brazilian Narrative3
PORT:2800Topics in Cultural Studies3
PORT:3350Brazilian Literature Before 19003
PORT:3400Brazilian Literature After 19003
PORT:4000Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature3
PORT:4100Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture3
RELS:1765/LAS:1765U.S. Latino Religions3
SPAN:1700/LATS:1700Latino/a Literature in the U.S.3
SPAN:1800Contemporary Spanish American Narrative3
SPAN:2050/LATS:2050Spanish in the U.S.3
SPAN:2200Introduction to Spanish American Cultures3
SPAN:2500Readings in Spanish American Literature3
SPAN:2800Screening Latin America3
SPAN:2900Music of the Hispanic World3
SPAN:3200Latin American Cultural Studies3
SPAN:3210Cultural Storytelling3
SPAN:3215Medellin3
SPAN:3220Visual Culture: Colonial Spanish America3
SPAN:3230Modern Mexico3
SPAN:3300Contemporary Spanish American Fiction3
SPAN:3310Spanish American Short Story3
SPAN:3320Spanish American Poetry3
SPAN:3350Contemporary Spanish American Literature3
SPAN:3360/GWSS:3360Latin American Women Writers3
SPAN:3440Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture3
SPAN:3550Doing Business in Latin America3
SPAN:4330Colonial Spanish American Literature3
SPAN:4350Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance3
SPAN:4360The Orient in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture3
SPAN:4370Literature and Mass Culture in Latin America3
SPAN:4380Narratives of Underdevelopment3
SPAN:4390Topics in Spanish American Literature3
THTR:2405Staging Americans: U.S. Cultures Through Theatre and Performance3

Postcolonial and Diasporic Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

AINS:3554Native Histories and Endurance in the Greater Midwest3
AINS:4272/HIST:4272Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-18153
ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2182Africa: Health and Society3
ANTH:3237/MUSM:3237Politics of the Archaeological Past3
CL:3222City as Text/Text as City3
ENGL:2505Introduction to Postcolonial Studies3
ENGL:2510Selected Transnational Authors3
ENGL:3510Topics in Transnational Literature3
ENGL:3515Topics in Postcolonial Studies3
ENGL:3525Literature and Culture of the Americas3
ENGL:3535/LAS:3535Inter-American Studies3
ENGL:3540Literature of the Indian Subcontinent3
ENGL:3570/CL:3570/GWSS:3570Transnational and Postcolonial Writing by Women3
ENGL:3590People on the Move3
FREN:3130French-Speaking Cultures3
FREN:4015Francophone Cinema3-4
FREN:4080/CL:4368Post-Colonial Literature in France3
FREN:4090Quebecois Literature3
FREN:4110Francophone Literature of the African Diaspora3
GRMN:2650German Nationalism After WWII3-4
GRMN:2655/IS:2600Muslim Minorities in the West3-4
GWSS:3010/GHS:3015Transnational Sexualities3
GWSS:3350/ANTH:3125/IS:3350Transnational Feminism3
HIST:3155The World Since 19453
HIST:4105World Events in Historical Context3
HIST:4216/LAS:4216Mexican American History3
HIST:4272/AINS:4272Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-18153
HIST:4289/AINS:4289The Atlantic World c. 1450-18503
HIST:4438Modern European Imperialism3
HIST:4466/FREN:4466France and Algeria from Pirates to Terrorism3
HIST:4520Latin America and the United States: The Historical Perspective3
HIST:4640Imperialism and Modern India3
HIST:4815Topics in the Modern Middle East3
LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
POLI:3104/LAS:3104/LATS:3104Immigration Politics3
PORT:4100Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture3
RELS:1021Judaism: The Sacred and the Secular3
RELS:3808/AFAM:3500Malcolm X, King, and Human Rights3
SOAS:3500Queerness in South Asian Literature and Cinema3
SPAN:3440Topics in Latino/a Literature and Culture3
SPAN:4350Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theater and Performance3
SPAN:4360The Orient in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture3

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ARTH:3864Nazi and Stalinist Art: Aesthetics of Power3
CL:1500/SLAV:1500Ukraine, a Country at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Ukrainian History and Culture3
CL:2700/SLAV:2232Romani (Gypsy) Cultures of Eastern Europe3
HIST:4493Soviet Union 1917-19453-4
POLI:1401Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia3
POLI:3410Russian Foreign Policy3
POLI:3413Russian Politics3
SLAV:1082Youth Subcultures After Socialism3
SLAV:1131Introduction to Russian Culture3
SLAV:1132Russia Today3
SLAV:1450Diversities of Eastern Europe: Culture, Art, and Politics3
SLAV:1531Slavic Folklore3
SLAV:1532Religion and Culture of Slavs3
SLAV:1600The Cult of Power in Russian History3
SLAV:2100Secrets of Russian Mentality3
SLAV:2122Cult Films of the Last Soviet Generation3
SLAV:2131Women in Russian Society3
SLAV:2531/CL:2531Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
SLAV:2600/CL:2600Issues in Russian Identity: Nationalism3
SLAV:3100West and East: Women in the Slavic World3
SLAV:3122/CL:3122Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3-4
SLAV:3124/CL:3124Invitation to Nabokov3-4
SLAV:3131/GHS:3131Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia3
SLAV:3202/CL:3302Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173

South Asian Studies Track

Students must complete a minimum of 18 s.h. for the track, chosen from the following list. They must include at least 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2108/GWSS:2108Gendering India3
ANTH:2151/GWSS:2151/IS:2151Global Migration in the Contemporary World3
ANTH:3121/GWSS:3121Love, Marriage, and Family in India3
ASIA:2450India Beat: The Aesthetics and Politics of India Today3
ASIA:4606/CINE:4606Topics in Asian Cinema3
ENGL:3540Literature of the Indian Subcontinent3
ENGL:3570/CL:3570/GWSS:3570Transnational and Postcolonial Writing by Women3
ENGL:3590People on the Move3
GEOG:1060Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan3
HIST:1606/ASIA:1606Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4
HIST:1609India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror3-4
HIST:3644/RELS:3644/SOAS:3644Gandhi and His Legacy3
HIST:4605/GHS:4605Disease, Politics, and Health in South Asia2-4
HIST:4640Imperialism and Modern India3
PHIL:3845/RELS:3645Buddhist Philosophy3
RELS:1404/ASIA:1040Living Religions of the East3
RELS:1410Introduction to Indian Religions3
RELS:1506/ASIA:1060Introduction to Buddhism3
RELS:3448/SOAS:3448The Allure of Krishna: Sacred Sexuality in Indian Culture3
RELS:3572/ASIA:3890Comparative Ritual3
RELS:3575/ASIA:3775East Meets West: The Western Reception of Eastern Religion3
RELS:3580/ANTH:3113/ASIA:3561/GHS:3113Religion and Healing3
SOAS:1502/RELS:1502Asian Humanities: India3
SOAS:3500Queerness in South Asian Literature and Cinema3

Honors in the Major

Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major. International studies honors students must maintain a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 and a g.p.a. of at least 3.33 in all course work for the major and in all course work that may be applied to the major.

To graduate with honors in the major, students must complete a minimum of 45 s.h. for the major (an additional 3 s.h.), including at least 15 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above and at least 6 s.h. in courses designated as honors courses. Students may meet this requirement in one of two ways. They may complete 21 s.h. in a single track, with at least 15 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above. Alternatively, students may select courses from two tracks, completing at least 12 s.h. in the first track, including 9 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above; and completing at least 9 s.h. in the second track, including 6 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above.

Honors students completing the Certificate in Global Health Studies, International Business, or Latin American Studies or the minor in global health studies, Latin American studies, or Russian and Eastern European studies may not choose an international studies track that corresponds with those certificate(s) or minor(s). Those who choose the two-track option may not choose a first track that corresponds with those certificate(s) or minor(s).

Honors students must choose program option B for the major. Instead of taking IS:4990 International Studies Senior Project, they take IS:4991 Honors Thesis in International Studies and present their research in a poster session.

University of Iowa Honors Program

In addition to honors in the major, students have opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the international studies major.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge and a focused practice of transferable skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.

General Education courses are particularly valuable for students making the transition into the University of Iowa. They help students understand the expectations of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences while providing the tools needed for more advanced academic work in the major.

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who wish to earn an undergraduate degree—Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), or Bachelor of Music (B.M.)—must complete the requirements of the CLAS General Education Program.

General Education Areas and Requirements

The General Education Program has 11 required areas, grouped into three categories. Students must fulfill the requirements in each General Education area. The requirements below are for students who enter the University of Iowa during Summer 2017 or after. Students who entered during a previous semester are held to different requirements as indicated on the student's degree audit.

Communication and Literacy:

Natural, Quantitative, and Social Sciences:

Culture, Society, and the Arts:

Students may count transfer credit and/or credit by exam toward some General Education Program requirements. See General Education Policies for details regarding use of transfer credit, credit by exam, and other policies for how General Education requirements may be fulfilled.

Communication and Literacy

Rhetoric

Rhetoric courses develop speaking, writing, listening, and critical reading skills and build competence in research, analysis, and argumentation.

All entering first-year students are required to complete RHET:1030 Rhetoric (4-5 s.h.). Because rhetorical skills lay the foundation for further study at the University, most students register for RHET:1030 during their first year at Iowa. Students in some majors, such as English or journalism and mass communication, enroll in RHET:1030 during their first semester.

Students who must enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses as determined by their English proficiency evaluation must complete all ESL courses before they may register for RHET:1030 Rhetoric.

Students who have transfer credit in composition, speech, and argumentation but have not been granted an A.A. degree must complete the equivalent of RHET:1030 Rhetoric and often must take RHET:1040 Writing and Reading or RHET:1060 Speaking and Reading in addition to their transfer courses in composition and/or speech.

Each entering student's degree audit shows the course(s) that must be completed in order to fulfill the Rhetoric requirement.

The following courses are approved for the Rhetoric area.

RHET:1030Rhetoric4-5
RHET:1040Writing and Reading3
RHET:1060Speaking and Reading3

Transfer of Credit for Rhetoric

Transfer students who have been granted an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from an Iowa community college, Waldorf College in Iowa, or Black Hawk College in Illinois have satisfied the Rhetoric requirement.

Transfer credit for students without an A.A. degree is evaluated as follows:

  • transfer students who have completed composition I, composition II, and speech at another institution have satisfied the General Education Program's Rhetoric requirement of RHET:1030 Rhetoric;
  • transfer students who have completed only composition I must complete RHET:1030 Rhetoric at the University of Iowa;
  • transfer students who have completed composition I and speech must complete RHET:1040 Writing and Reading at the University of Iowa;
  • transfer students who have completed only speech must complete RHET:1040 Writing and Reading at the University of Iowa;
  • transfer students who have completed composition I and II or only composition II must complete RHET:1060 Speaking and Reading at the University of Iowa;
  • for transfer students who have completed any other course at another institution that may be equivalent to RHET:1030 Rhetoric, the University of Iowa Office of Admissions examines the content of the course and decides on equivalency based on the content of that course, conferring with the Department of Rhetoric on the correct equivalency, if necessary.

Interpretation of Literature

Courses in the Interpretation of Literature area focus on the major genres of literature (short and long fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama), improving students' abilities to read and analyze a variety of texts. Small group discussions in these courses challenge students to think critically, to share insights, and to listen thoughtfully to the arguments of others.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Interpretation of Literature area. The following courses are approved for the area.

CL:1510/ASIA:1510Ghost Stories and Tales of the Weird in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature3
ENGL:1200The Interpretation of Literature3
FREN:1005Texts and Contexts: French-Speaking World3
FREN:1007Nature/Ecology French Philosophy and Fiction3
HONR:1885Reading the Ancient City3

World Languages

Courses in the World Languages area provide students with speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a second language as well as knowledge of the culture in which the language is spoken. To fulfill the World Languages requirement, students must:

complete the fourth year in a world language in high school; or

complete four semesters1 in an approved General Education world language course sequence at the University of Iowa (note the exception for Latin) or the equivalent courses at another college or university or during study abroad; or

pass a written and oral achievement test measuring proficiency in a world language taught at the University of Iowa, equivalent to that usually attained after four semesters of college study; or

achieve a passing score on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or other approved college-level world languages examination program.

1

Students may be required to complete fewer than four semesters based on their language placement test results.

For information about proficiency examinations and guidelines for taking them, see the World Languages web page. The page also provides information about how students whose first language is not English may fulfill the World Languages requirement.

Once students have completed the World Languages requirement, they may earn up to 8 s.h. of additional credit in language study; see the Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) web page.

Students may use the following language course sequences to fulfill the World Languages requirement. To avoid duplication or regression, consult the appropriate language department before registering for courses.

American Sign Language

Courses in American Sign Language (ASL) are offered by the American Sign Language Program. The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

ASL:1001American Sign Language I4
ASL:1002American Sign Language II4
ASL:2001American Sign Language III4
ASL:2002American Sign Language IV4

Students with previous knowledge of American Sign Language should consult the ASL program for placement.

Arabic

Courses in Arabic are offered by the Department of French and Italian. The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

ARAB:1001Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I5
ARAB:1002Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II5
ARAB:2001Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I5
ARAB:2002Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II5

Students with previous knowledge of Arabic should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Chinese

Courses in Chinese are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Chinese, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

CHIN:1111First-Year Chinese: First Semester5
CHIN:1112First-Year Chinese: Second Semester5
CHIN:2101Second-Year Chinese: First Semester5
CHIN:2102Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester5

Students may use varied combinations of Chinese language courses approved for General Education to fulfill the World Languages requirement. Heritage learners and students who have studied Chinese abroad may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting CHIN:2103 Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: First Semester and CHIN:2104 Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester for CHIN:2101 and CHIN:2102. Consult the department for more information.

French

Courses in French are offered by the Department of French and Italian. For students without previous knowledge of French, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

FREN:1001Elementary French I4-5
FREN:1002Elementary French II4-5
FREN:2001Intermediate French I5
FREN:2002Intermediate French II5

Students may use varied combinations of French language courses approved for General Education to fulfill the World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of French may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting FREN:1010 First-Year French Review for FREN:1001 and FREN:1002 in the sequence above. Some students may be evaluated as ready for FREN:2001 or FREN:2002. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

German

Courses in German are offered by the Department of German. For students without previous knowledge of German, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

GRMN:1001Elementary German I4
GRMN:1002Elementary German II4
GRMN:2001Intermediate German I4
GRMN:2002Intermediate German II4

Students may use varied combinations of German language courses approved for General Education to fulfill the World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of German may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting GRMN:1010 First-Year German Review for GRMN:1001 and GRMN:1002 in the sequence above. Some students may be evaluated as ready for GRMN:2001 or GRMN:2002. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

The department also offers accelerated intensive courses, GRMN:1020 Intensive Elementary German and GRMN:2020 Intensive Intermediate German, which may be appropriate for students with strong language learning abilities or experience. The intensive courses may be combined with nonintensive courses to create other sequences that may be used to fulfill the General Education World Languages requirement. Consult the department to identify an appropriate course sequence.

Greek

Courses in Greek are offered by the Department of Classics. Students without previous knowledge of Greek should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

CLSG:1001Classical and New Testament Greek I3-5
CLSG:1002Classical and New Testament Greek II3-5
CLSG:2001Second-Year Greek I3
CLSG:2002Second-Year Greek II3

Students with previous knowledge of Greek should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Hindi-Urdu

Courses in Hindi-Urdu are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students without previous knowledge of Hindi-Urdu should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence. Each of these courses is open to entering first-year students.

SOAS:2101First-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester5
SOAS:2102First-Year Hindi-Urdu: Second Semester5
SOAS:3101Second-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester4
SOAS:3102Second-Year Hindi-Urdu: Second Semester4

Students with previous knowledge of Hindi-Urdu should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Italian

Courses in Italian are offered by the Department of French and Italian. Students without previous knowledge of Italian should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

ITAL:1101Elementary Italian5
ITAL:1102Elementary Italian II5
ITAL:2203Intermediate Italian4
ITAL:2204Intermediate Italian II4

Students with strong language learning abilities or a background in another Romance language may be able to complete the requirement by substituting ITAL:3002 Intensive Elementary Italian for ITAL:1101 and ITAL:1102 in the sequence above. Consult the department for appropriate placement.

Japanese

Courses in Japanese are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Japanese, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

JPNS:1001First-Year Japanese: First Semester5
JPNS:1002First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5
JPNS:2001Second-Year Japanese: First Semester5
JPNS:2002Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester5

Students may use varied combinations of Japanese language courses approved for General Education to fulfill the World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of Japanese should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Korean

Courses in Korean are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. For students without previous knowledge of Korean, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

KORE:1101First-Year Korean: First Semester4
KORE:1102First-Year Korean: Second Semester4
KORE:2101Second-Year Korean: First Semester4
KORE:2102Second-Year Korean: Second Semester4

Students with previous knowledge of Korean should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Latin

Courses in Latin are offered by the Department of Classics. Students without previous knowledge of Latin should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence. Students must take both CLSL:2001 and CLSL:2002 in order to fulfill the GE World Languages requirement. These courses require a similar knowledge of Latin, but one focuses on poetry and the other on prose. Other world languages permit a student to complete the last courses in the sequence to meet the CLAS GE requirement since the final course is more difficult than the previous ones. This is not true with the Latin sequence, and thus, both courses must be successfully completed.

CLSL:1001Elementary Latin I3-5
CLSL:1002Elementary Latin II3-5
CLSL:2001World of Cicero3
CLSL:2002Golden Age of Roman Poetry3

Students with previous knowledge of Latin should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Portuguese

Courses in Portuguese are offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Two sequences in Portuguese are approved to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement. All  courses are open to entering first-year students.

PORT:2010Elementary Portuguese I3
PORT:2015Elementary Portuguese II3
PORT:2510Intermediate Portuguese I3
PORT:2515Intermediate Portuguese II3

Students may also substitute PORT:2000 Accelerated Elementary Portuguese for PORT:2010 and PORT:2015 or they may use PORT:2500 Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese as a substitute for PORT:2510 or PORT:2515 in the sequence above.

Students with previous knowledge of Portuguese should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Russian

Courses in Russian are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students without previous knowledge of Russian should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

SLAV:1111First-Year Russian I5
SLAV:1112First-Year Russian II5
SLAV:2111Second-Year Russian I4
SLAV:2112Second-Year Russian II4

Students with previous knowledge of Russian should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Sanskrit

Courses in Sanskrit are offered by the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students without previous knowledge of Sanskrit should fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement with the following sequence. Each of these courses is open to entering first-year students.

SOAS:2901/CLSA:2901First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester4
SOAS:2902/CLSA:2902First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester4
SOAS:3901/CLSA:3901Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3
SOAS:3902/CLSA:3902Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3

Students with previous knowledge of Sanskrit should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Spanish

Courses in Spanish are offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For students without previous knowledge of Spanish, the department recommends the following sequence to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

SPAN:1001Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN:1002Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN:1501Intermediate Spanish I5
SPAN:1502Intermediate Spanish II5

Students may use varied combinations of Spanish language courses approved for General Education to fulfill the General Education World Languages requirement. Those with previous knowledge of Spanish may be able to fulfill the requirement by substituting SPAN:1003 Elementary Spanish Review for SPAN:1001 and SPAN:1002 in the sequence above.

The accelerated course SPAN:1503 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish, which combines SPAN:1501 and SPAN:1502, may be appropriate for some students.

Students may substitute SPAN:1504 Spanish for Healthcare Providers in place of SPAN:1502 as the last course to fulfill the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

Students with previous knowledge of Spanish should take the language placement test in Spanish to help determine proper placement.

Swahili

Courses in Swahili are offered by the Department of French and Italian. The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement. Each of these courses is open to entering first-year students.

SWAH:3001Elementary Swahili I4
SWAH:3002Elementary Swahili II4
SWAH:3003Intermediate Swahili I4
SWAH:3004Intermediate Swahili II4

Students with previous knowledge of Swahili should consult the department for appropriate placement.

Other Course Sequences

A student who successfully completes a four-semester world language sequence that has not been approved for General Education may have the sequence substituted for a proficiency test to fulfill the General Education requirement.

Students who complete a world language sequence this way should notify the department that offers the sequence; the department will contact Graduation Analysis in the Office of the Registrar, which will update a student's degree audit to show fulfillment of the World Languages requirement.

Natural, Quantitative, and Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Courses in the Natural Sciences area explore the scope and major concepts of a scientific discipline. Students learn the attitudes and practices of scientific investigators: logic, precision, experimentation, tentativeness, and objectivity. In courses with a laboratory component, students gain experience in the methods of scientific inquiry.

All students must complete at least 7 s.h. of course work in the Natural Sciences area, including at least one natural science lab component. The following courses are approved for the area; courses with a lab component are noted "(lab)."

ANTH:1301Human Origins3
ASTR:1060/BIOL:1060/EES:1060Big Ideas: Origins of the Universe, Earth, and Life3
ASTR:1070Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
ASTR:1079Introductory Astronomy Laboratory (lab)1
ASTR:1080Exploration of the Solar System (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
ASTR:1771General Astronomy I (lab)4
ASTR:1772General Astronomy II (lab)4
BIOL:1061/ANTH:1061/ASTR:1061/EES:1061Big Ideas: Evolution of Life on Earth and the Search for Life in the Universe (lab)4
BIOL:1140Human Biology (lab)4
BIOL:1141Introductory Animal Biology (lab)4
BIOL:1251How the Brain Works (and Why it Doesn't)3
BIOL:1260Plants and Human Affairs2-3
BIOL:1261Introduction to Botany (lab)4
BIOL:1311/ANTH:1310Human Genetics in the Twenty-First Century3
BIOL:1370Understanding Evolution (formerly Ecology and Evolution)3
BIOL:1411Foundations of Biology (lab)4
BIOL:1412Diversity of Form and Function (lab)4
CHEM:1050Technology and Society3
CHEM:1060Technology and Society Laboratory (lab)1
CHEM:1070General Chemistry I3
CHEM:1080General Chemistry II3
CHEM:1100Chemistry in Industry and the Economy3
CHEM:1110Principles of Chemistry I (lab)4
CHEM:1120Principles of Chemistry II (lab)4
CHEM:1160Principles of Chemistry Lab (lab)2
CHEM:1180Chemical Science I3
CHEM:1190Chemical Science II3
CHEM:1200Chemical Science Laboratory (lab)2
EES:1030/CEE:1030Introduction to Earth Science (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
EES:1040Evolution and the History of Life (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
EES:1050Introduction to Geology (lab)4
EES:1070Age of Dinosaurs (lab)4
EES:1080/ENVS:1080Introduction to Environmental Science (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.; not for students who have taken EES:1085 or ENVS:1085)3-4
EES:1085/ENVS:1085Fundamentals of Environmental Science (lab; not for students who have taken EES:1080 or ENVS:1080)4
EES:1090/ENVS:1090Introduction to Environmental Sciences Laboratory (lab)1
EES:1290Energy and the Environment3
EES:1400Natural Disasters3
GEOG:1020The Global Environment3
GEOG:1021The Global Environment Lab (lab)1
HHP:1100Human Anatomy3
HHP:1300Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
HHP:2310Nutrition and Health3
HONR:1640Honors Seminar in Natural Sciences3
PHYS:1100From Quarks to Quasars (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
PHYS:1200Physics of Everyday Experience3
PHYS:1300Nanoscience3
PHYS:1400Basic Physics (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
PHYS:1410Physics of Sound (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
PHYS:1511College Physics I (lab)4
PHYS:1512College Physics II (lab)4
PHYS:1611Introductory Physics I (lab)4
PHYS:1612Introductory Physics II (with lab 4 s.h.; without lab 3 s.h.)3-4
PHYS:1619Introductory Physics II Lab (lab)1
PHYS:1701Physics I (lab)4
PHYS:1702Physics II (lab)4

Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

Courses in the Quantitative or Formal Reasoning area help develop analytical skills through the practice of quantitative or formal symbolic reasoning. Courses focus on presentation and evaluation of evidence and argument; understanding the use and misuse of data; and organization of information in quantitative or other formal symbolic systems, including those used in computer science, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, and statistics.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Quantitative or Formal Reasoning area. Students may fulfill this requirement of the General Education Program by completing a course that lists an approved course as a prerequisite. The following courses are approved for the area.

COMM:1117Theory and Practice of Argument4
CS:1020Principles of Computing3
CS:1110Introduction to Computer Science3
CS:1210Computer Science I: Fundamentals4
HHP:1030Introduction to Critical Thinking3
LING:1050Language and Formal Reasoning3
MATH:1020Elementary Functions4
MATH:1120Logic of Arithmetic4
MATH:1130Theory of Arithmetic3
MATH:1340Mathematics for Business4
MATH:1380Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business4
MATH:1440Mathematics for the Biological Sciences4
MATH:1460Calculus for the Biological Sciences4
MATH:1550Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus4
MATH:1850Calculus I4
PHIL:1636Principles of Reasoning: Argument and Debate3
POLI:1050/RELS:1050Big Ideas: Introduction to Information, Society, and Culture3
POLI:1700Introduction to Political Analysis3
STAT:1010Statistics and Society3
STAT:1020/PSQF:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
STAT:1030Statistics for Business4
STAT:2010Statistical Methods and Computing3

Social Sciences

Courses in the Social Sciences area focus on human behavior and the institutions and social systems that shape and are shaped by that behavior. Courses provide an overview of one or more social science disciplines, their theories, and their methods.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Social Sciences area. The following courses are approved for the area.

AFAM:1030Introduction to African American Society3
ANTH:1101/IS:1101Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH:1401Language, Culture, and Communication3
ANTH:2100Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3
ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2261Human Impacts on the Environment3
ASP:1800/CSD:1800/NURS:1800/SSW:1800/TR:1800Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology3
COMM:1170Communication Theory in Everyday Life3
COMM:1174Media and Society3
CPH:1400Fundamentals of Public Health3
CRIM:1410Introduction to Criminology3
CSD:3117/LING:3117Psychology of Language3
CSD:3118/LING:3118Language Acquisition1-3
ECON:1100Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON:1200Principles of Macroeconomics4
GEOG:1010Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG:1070Contemporary Environmental Issues3
GEOG:1090Globalization and Geographic Diversity3
GEOG:2110/GHS:2110Seven Billion and Counting: Introduction to Population Dynamics3
GEOG:2910The Global Economy3
HIST:1219/SOC:1219Big Ideas: Equality, Opportunity, and Public Policy in America3
HONR:1660Honors Seminar in Social Sciences3
JMC:1100Media Uses and Effects3
LING:1010Language and Society3
LING:1060Languages of the World3
MUSM:3001/ANTH:3001/EDTL:3001/SIED:3001Introduction to Museum Studies3
POLI:1100Introduction to American Politics3
POLI:1200Introduction to Political Behavior3
POLI:1300Introduction to Political Thought and Action3
POLI:1400Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLI:1401Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia3
POLI:1403Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World3
POLI:1445Introduction to Asian Politics: China3
POLI:1449Introduction to European Politics3
POLI:1500Introduction to International Relations3
POLI:1501Introduction to American Foreign Policy3
POLI:1600Introduction to Political Communication3
POLI:2415/LAS:2415Latin American Politics3
PSY:1001Elementary Psychology3
PSY:2301Introduction to Clinical Psychology3
PSY:2401Introduction to Developmental Science3
PSY:2601Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3
SOC:1010Introduction to Sociology3-4
SOC:1020Social Problems3-4
SOC:1220Principles of Social Psychology3-4
TR:1070Perspectives on Leisure and Play3

Culture, Society, and the Arts

Diversity and Inclusion

Courses in the Diversity and Inclusion area help to develop students’ recognition of their positions in an increasingly pluralistic world while fostering an understanding of social and cultural differences. Students reflect critically on their own social and cultural perspectives while increasing their ability to engage with people who have backgrounds or ideas different from their own. Students also explore the historical and structural bases of inequality and the benefits and challenges of diversity.

Transfer credit is not accepted for the Diversity and Inclusion requirement; students must complete this requirement with course work taken at the University of Iowa.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Diversity and Inclusion area. The following courses are approved for the area.

AFAM:2500Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues3
ANTH:2165/AINS:2165/AMST:2165Native Peoples of North America3
CCCC:2220Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence3
DANC:2065Performing Crisis: Dances of Identity, Witness, and Resistance3
DST:1101Introduction to Disability Studies3
HIST:1040Diversity in History3
JMC:2600Freedom of Expression3
LATS:2280/HIST:2280/SPAN:2280Introduction to Latina/o Studies3
POLI:1601Introduction to Social Media and Politics3
POLI:1800Introduction to the Politics of Class and Inequality3
POLI:1900Introduction to the Politics of Race3

Historical Perspectives

Courses in the Historical Perspectives area help students comprehend the historical processes of change and continuity; develop the ability to generalize, explain, and interpret historical change; and understand the past in its own terms.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Historical Perspectives area. The following courses are approved for the area.

ANTH:1201World Archaeology3
ARTH:1010Art and Visual Culture3
ARTH:1050From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I3
ARTH:1060From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II3
ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070Asian Art and Culture3
ARTH:1090Earthly Paradises: A Global History of Gardens3
ARTH:2920Introduction to American Art3
CLSA:1181/GHS:1181Ancient Medicine3
CLSA:1830Greek Civilization3
CLSA:1840Roman Civilization3
EES:1115/ENVS:1115/GEOG:1115/HIST:1115Big Ideas: The History and Science of Oil3
FREN:3110French Civilization3
FREN:3120French Civilization3
HIST:1002Issues in Medieval Society3
HIST:1004Issues in Human History: Communities and Society in History3
HIST:1006Issues: Nature and Society in Historical Perspective3
HIST:1008Issues in European Politics and Society3
HIST:1010History Matters3
HIST:1012Issues in Human History: Europe's Expansion Overseas3
HIST:1014Issues: Twentieth-Century Crisis3
HIST:1016The History That Made Our World3
HIST:1261American History to 18773
HIST:1262American History 1877-Present3
HIST:1401Western Civilization I3-4
HIST:1402Western Civilization II3-4
HIST:1403Western Civilization III3-4
HIST:1602/ASIA:1602Civilizations of Asia: China3
HIST:1604/ASIA:1604Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4
HIST:1606/ASIA:1606Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4
HIST:1607Civilizations of Asia: Korea3-4
HIST:2461/CLSA:2461/RELS:2361Middle East and Mediterranean: Alexander to Suleiman3
HIST:3410/MDVL:3410Medieval Civilization II3
HONR:1610Honors Seminar in Historical Perspectives3
ITAL:2550Images of Modern Italy3
JMC:1200Media History and Culture3
MUS:1303Roots, Rock, and Rap: A History of Popular Music3
MUS:2301History of Music I3
MUS:2302History of Music II3
PHIL:1033The Meaning of Life3
PHIL:1034Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness3
RELS:1001Judaism, Christianity, and Islam3
RELS:1225/HIST:1025Medieval Religion and Culture3
RELS:1250/HIST:1050Modern Religion and Culture3
SLAV:1531Slavic Folklore3
SLAV:1532Religion and Culture of Slavs3
THTR:1400Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns3
THTR:1401Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels3
THTR:2410History of Theatre and Drama I3
THTR:2411History of Theatre and Drama II3

International and Global Issues

Courses in the International and Global Issues area focus predominantly on countries or issues outside the United States, encouraging students to understand contemporary issues from an international perspective. Students develop knowledge of one or more contemporary global or international issues, gain a greater awareness of varied international perspectives, and improve their skills of analysis and critical inquiry.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the International and Global Issues area. The following courses are approved for the area.

ANTH:1046/GEOG:1046/GWSS:1046Big Ideas: People and the Environment - Technology, Culture, and Social Justice3
ANTH:2100Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems3
ANTH:2136Urban Anthropology3
ANTH:2261Human Impacts on the Environment3
ARTH:1040Arts of Africa3
FREN:1006Global Sports and National Cultures3
FREN:1510Cultural Misunderstandings: France and U.S.A.3
GEOG:1060Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan3
GEOG:1070Contemporary Environmental Issues3
GEOG:1090Globalization and Geographic Diversity3
GEOG:2910The Global Economy3
GRMN:2720/HIST:2420Germany in the World3
GRMN:4315Contemporary German Civilization3
HIST:1016The History That Made Our World3
HIST:1403Western Civilization III3-4
HIST:1602/ASIA:1602Civilizations of Asia: China3
HIST:1604/ASIA:1604Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4
HIST:1606/ASIA:1606Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4
HIST:1607Civilizations of Asia: Korea3-4
HONR:1620Honors Seminar in International and Global Issues3
IS:2000Introduction to International Studies3
LING:1040/ANTH:1040Language Rights3
POLI:1400Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLI:1401Introduction to the Politics of Russia and Eurasia3
POLI:1403Introduction to Politics in the Muslim World3
POLI:1445Introduction to Asian Politics: China3
POLI:1449Introduction to European Politics3
POLI:1500Introduction to International Relations3
POLI:1501Introduction to American Foreign Policy3
POLI:2415/LAS:2415Latin American Politics3
RELS:1130/HIST:1030Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
RELS:2852/GWSS:2052Women in Islam and the Middle East3
RELS:3855/IS:3855Human Rights and Islam3
SLAV:1132Russia Today3

Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

Courses in the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts area provide students with opportunities to appreciate the arts and to analyze them within their historical and theoretical contexts. They also help students develop the analytic, expressive, and imaginative abilities necessary for understanding, appreciating, and creating art.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts area. The following courses are approved for the area.

ARTH:1010Art and Visual Culture3
ARTH:1020Masterpieces: Art in Historical and Cultural Perspectives3
ARTH:1040Arts of Africa3
ARTH:1050From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I3
ARTH:1060From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II3
ARTH:1070/CHIN:1070Asian Art and Culture3
ARTH:1095American Indian Art3
ARTH:2920Introduction to American Art3
ARTS:1010Elements of Art3
ARTS:1030Elements of Jewelry and Metal Arts3
ARTS:1050Elements of Printmaking3
ARTS:1080Elements of Sculpture3
CERM:2010Exploring Forms in Clay I3
CHIN:1702Chinese Popular Culture (effective spring 2017)3
CINE:1602Introduction to Film Studies3
CINE:1610Contemporary Cinema3
CL:1240/CLSA:1040Major Texts of World Literature, Antiquity to 17003
CL:1241Major Texts of World Literature, 1700 to the Present3
CLSA:1010Hero, God, Mortal: Literature of Greece3
CLSA:1020Love and Glory: The Literature of Rome3
CLSA:1740/WRIT:1740Writing Strategies: Word Origins and Word Choice3
CLSA:2016Classical Mythology3
CNW:1620Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
CW:1800Creative Writing Studio Workshop3
DANC:1010Beginning Tap2
DANC:1020Beginning Jazz2
DANC:1030Beginning Ballet2
DANC:1040Beginning Modern Dance2
DANC:1110Continuing Tap1-2
DANC:1120Continuing Jazz2
DANC:1130Continuing Ballet2
DANC:1140Continuing Modern Dance2
DANC:2020Intermediate Jazz2
DANC:2030Intermediate Ballet2
DANC:2040Intermediate Modern2
DANC:2060/DPA:2060Dance and Society in Global Contexts3
ENGL:1320Heroes and Villains3
ENGL:1325Comic and Tragic Literature3
ENGL:1330The Art of Storytelling3
ENGL:1345American Lives3
ENGL:1350Literature and Sexualities3
ENGL:1355/AINS:1355Literatures of Native American Peoples3
FREN:4100French Cinema3-4
GRMN:2630German Cinema: Greatest Hits3-4
GRMN:2666/CL:2666Pact with the Devil3
GRMN:2775Scandinavian Crime Fiction3
GRMN:2780King Arthur Through the Ages3
GRMN:2785The Fantastic and Supernatural in German Fiction and Film3
HONR:1630Honors Seminar in Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts3
MUS:1001Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors1
MUS:1009Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3
MUS:1012Creativity in Music3
MUS:1020Performance Instruction for Nonmajors1
MUS:1066Introduction to Film Music3
MUS:1301Concepts and Contexts of Western Music3
MUS:1302Great Musicians3
MUS:1310World Music3
MUS:1720History of Jazz3
MUS:1800/DPA:1800World of the Beatles3
MUS:2005Issues in Popular Music: Women Who Rock3
MUS:2301History of Music I3
MUS:2302History of Music II3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
PORT:1800Contemporary Brazilian Narrative3
SCLP:2810Undergraduate Sculpture I3
SPAN:1700/LATS:1700Latino/a Literature in the U.S.3
SPAN:1800Contemporary Spanish American Narrative3
THTR:1010Art of the Theatre3
THTR:1140Basic Acting3
THTR:1400Theatre and Society: Ancients and Moderns3
THTR:1401Theatre and Society: Romantics and Rebels3
THTR:1412/DANC:1412/DPA:1412The Arts in Performance3
THTR:2301Playwriting I3
THTR:2410History of Theatre and Drama I3
THTR:2411History of Theatre and Drama II3

Values and Culture

Courses in the Values and Culture area focus on how culture shapes the human experience and the role of values in society, with students asking fundamental questions regarding the human experience while exploring their own values and beliefs.

All students must complete at least 3 s.h. of course work in the Values and Culture area. The following courses are approved for the area.

AFAM:1020/AMST:1030Introduction to African American Culture3
AFAM:1030Introduction to African American Society3
AINS:1049/AMST:1049Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies3
AMST:1010Understanding American Cultures3
AMST:1154Food in America3
ANTH:1101/IS:1101Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH:2175/JPNS:2175Japanese Society and Culture3
ARTH:1030Themes in Global Art3
ARTH:1045Race and Art in America3
ARTH:1095American Indian Art3
ARTS:2000/ASP:2000/EDTL:2000/RHET:2000Big Ideas: Creativity for a Lifetime3
ASIA:2450India Beat: The Aesthetics and Politics of India Today3
CHIN:1504Asian Humanities: China3
CLSA:1340Magic in the Ancient World3
CLSA:1875Ancient Sports and Leisure3
CLSA:1883/HONR:1883War3
CLSA:2016Classical Mythology3
CLSA:2482/RELS:2182Ancient Mediterranean Religions3
CLSA:2651/GWSS:2651Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World3
COMM:1174Media and Society3
DANC:1150/LAS:1150Brazilian Culture and Carnival3
ENGL:1355/AINS:1355Literatures of Native American Peoples3
ENGL:1420Technologies and Literatures of the Future3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
GRMN:2550/WLLC:2550Mardi Gras and More: Cultures of Carnival3-4
GRMN:2618/CL:2618The Third Reich and Literature3
GRMN:2650German Nationalism After WWII3-4
GRMN:2655/IS:2600Muslim Minorities in the West3-4
GWSS:1001Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies3
GWSS:1002Diversity and Power in the U.S.3
GWSS:1060/AMST:1060/ENGL:1410Sex and Popular Culture in the Postwar U.S.3
HHP:2200Physical Activity and Health3
HIST:1609India Now! A Survey from Bollywood Films to Global Terror3-4
HIST:1708Civilizations of Africa3
HIST:2265/AFAM:2265Introduction to African American History3
ITAL:2550Images of Modern Italy3
JMC:1500Social Media Today3
JPNS:1506Asian Humanities: Japan3
LING:2900Language, Gender, and Sexuality3
MUS:1009Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3
MUS:1720History of Jazz3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
PHIL:1401Matters of Life and Death3
PHIL:1861Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL:2402Introduction to Ethics3
POLI:1300Introduction to Political Thought and Action3
RELS:1070Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament3
RELS:1080Introduction to the New Testament3
RELS:1130/HIST:1030Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
RELS:1350/AFAM:1250Introduction to African American Religions3
RELS:1404/ASIA:1040Living Religions of the East3
RELS:1506/ASIA:1060Introduction to Buddhism3
RELS:1702Religion in America Today3
RELS:1810Longing for Freedom3
RELS:1903Quest for Human Destiny3
RELS:2700/AINS:2700Sacred World of Native Americans3
RELS:2852/GWSS:2052Women in Islam and the Middle East3
RELS:2986Religion and Women3
SLAV:1082Youth Subcultures After Socialism3
SLAV:1131Introduction to Russian Culture3
SLAV:1132Russia Today3
SLAV:1531Slavic Folklore3
SLAV:1532Religion and Culture of Slavs3
SOAS:1502/RELS:1502Asian Humanities: India3
SOC:1310/GWSS:1310Gender and Society3-4
SOC:2710The American Family3
SOC:2810Social Inequality3
SPAN:1700/LATS:1700Latino/a Literature in the U.S.3
SPAN:1900Diversity and Cultures in Spain3
SPST:1074/AMST:1074/GWSS:1074Inequality in American Sport3
SRM:1045Health for Living3
SRM:1072Leisure and the Liberal Arts3
SSW:1022/SOC:1022Social Justice and Social Welfare in the United States3
THTR:1411Comedy and Society3
THTR:1412/DANC:1412/DPA:1412The Arts in Performance3
THTR:2405Staging Americans: U.S. Cultures Through Theatre and Performance3

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan.

Students who intend to study abroad during their junior year should schedule an appointment during their fourth semester to meet with an advisor from International Programs Study Abroad; those who intend to study abroad during their senior year should schedule an appointment during their sixth semester.

Before the fifth semester begins: at least the two introductory courses and one foundation course

Before the seventh semester begins: at least nine courses in the major and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least 12 courses in the major, including the required research preparation course for program option B students or the first writing course for program option C students

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Sample Plan of Study

International Studies (B.A.)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
ANTH:1101 Cultural Anthropology (major: international studies foundation, also GE: Values and Culture) 3
RHET:1030 Rhetoric (GE: Rhetoric or other General Education course) 1 4
GE: World Languages 3 5
Elective first-year seminar course (with international content) 2 1
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours15
Spring
IS:1000 Designing Your International Studies Major 1
IS:2000 Introduction to International Studies (also GE: International and Global Issues) 3
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature (GE: Interpretation of Literature ) 3
Major: international studies foundation course (also GE: Social Sciences) 3
GE: World Languages 5
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Major: international studies foundation course 3
Major: international studies track course 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion 3
GE: Natural Sciences without a lab 3
GE: World Languages or elective course 3-5
 Hours15-17
Spring
Major: upper-level international studies track course (numbered 3000 or above) 3
GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts 3
GE: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning 3
GE: World Languages or elective course 3-5
Elective course 3
 Hours15-17
Third Year
Fall
Major: upper-level international studies track course (numbered 3000 or above) 3
GE: Historical Perspectives 3
GE: Natural Sciences with a lab 4
GE: World Languages or elective course 3-5
Elective course 2-3
 Hours15-18
Spring
Major: international studies track course 3
Major: study abroad  
GE: World Languages or elective course 3-5
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15-17
Fourth Year
Fall
Major: upper-level international studies track course (numbered 3000 or above) 3
Major: international studies program option A, B, or C course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15
Spring
Major: upper-level international studies track course (numbered 3000 or above) 3
Major: international studies program option A, B, or C course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120-129
1

General Education (GE) courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. For more information, view the General Education Program

2

Students may use their elective courses to complete a double major, minors, or certificates. 

3

Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE: World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a first-semester-level course. 

Iowa Degree in Three

University of Iowa majors who are strongly motivated can graduate with a degree in three years under the Iowa Degree in Three. The program is available to students who can complete more semester hours each term than they would on the Four-Year Graduation Plan.

Students sign an agreement during their first semester of enrollment; meet with an advisor at least once a semester to review their plans and progress; take courses during summer sessions, if necessary; meet specific course checkpoints; and maintain the grade-point average required for the major.

Students are allowed to bring Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or transfer credit upon admission to reduce the number of semester hours required for their degree. They should consult their advisor about the program.

Academic Plan

International Studies (B.A.)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
IS:1000 Designing Your International Studies Major 1
ANTH:1101 Cultural Anthropology (major: international studies foundation, also GE: Values and Culture) 3
GEOG:1090
Globalization and Geographic Diversity (major: international studies foundation course, also GE: Social Sciences)
or Introduction to Comparative Politics
3
RHET:1030 Rhetoric (GE: Rhetoric or other General Education course) 1 4
GE: World Languages or other General Education course 2 5
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours18
Spring
IS:2000 Introduction to International Studies (GE: International and Global Issues) 3
DANC:2060 Dance and Society in Global Contexts (GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts) 3
Major: international studies track course 3
GE: Natural Sciences with a lab 4
GE: World Languages or other General Education course 5
 Hours18
Summer
Elective course 3 3
Elective course 3
 Hours6
Second Year
Fall
Major: international studies track course 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion 3
GE: Historical Perspectives 3
GE: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning 3
GE: World Languages or other General Education course 5
Elective course 1
 Hours18
Spring
Major: upper-level international studies track course 3
GE: Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Natural Sciences without a lab 3
GE: World Languages or other General Education course 5
Elective course 3
Elective course 1
 Hours18
Summer
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours6
Third Year
Fall
Major: international studies program option A, B, or C course 3
Major: international studies world language course 3-5
Major: upper-level international studies track course 6
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours18-20
Spring
Major: international studies program option A, B, or C course 3
Major: international studies world language course 3-5
Major: upper-level international studies track course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
Elective course 3
 Hours18-20
 Total Hours120-124
1

General Education (GE) courses may be completed in any order unless used as a prerequisite for another course. Students should consult with an advisor about the best sequencing of courses. For more information, view the General Education Program.

2

Students who have completed four years of a single language in high school have satisfied the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE: World Languages requirement. Enrollment in world languages courses requires a placement exam, unless enrolling in a first-semester-level course.

3

Students may use their elective courses to complete requirements for the major.

The flexible structure of the international studies major allows students to tailor the degree to fit a wide range of academic interests and post-graduation goals. International studies also is an ideal complement to a variety of academic degree programs and many students combine the international studies major with another major such as world languages, business, journalism, health sciences, or the arts. 

International studies graduates find employment in international career sectors such as education, translation and interpreting, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, business, and government.  

International studies graduates indicate that employers hire them because of the transferable skills they gain by pursuing an international studies degree: cultural competence, ability to navigate bureaucracy, language skills, resourcefulness, research and writing skills, and other specific skills gained through international studies track course work.

Recent international studies graduates have found employment in the following organizations: International Visitor Leadership Program/U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC); Coyote Logistics (Chicago, Illinois); Peace Corps (Indonesia); International Center for Journalists (Washington, DC); English First/English Language Education (China); International Rescue Committee (Abilene, Texas); CET Study Abroad Programs (Greece); PYXERA Global (Washington, DC); Education for the Children (Guatemala); and the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (Turkey, Brazil, Malaysia, Russia).

Other international studies alumni have gone on to graduate or professional programs in public health, international development, urban and regional planning, law, student affairs, and nonprofit management.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.