AU '17 Courses

 
 

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

 

 4532: Food Security and Globalization, 3 Units

            Examination of the causes of and solutions for food insecurity. Global and local factors that affect access to food are also considered

4534: Comparative Challenges to Economic Development: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China, 3 Units

            An introductory survey course of issues shaping economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China such as: population growth, agricultural development, industrialization, trade, structural adjustments, and environmental issues.

4535:  International Economic Development, 3 Units

            Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets, and public policy on development. Cross-listed in IntStds and PubAfrs.

6200: International Economics and Policy, 3 Units

                        Application of economic theory and methods to current problems in international economics, policy and trade.

6400: Regional and International Development, 3 Units

            Application of economic theory and methods to current problems in regional and international economic development.

Anthropology

 

2202 (H): Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology , 4 Units

            Comparative survey of traditional and contemporary peoples in the several world culture regions; culture concepts; study of selected topics

3597.01: Crisis! An Anthropological Perspective of Global Issues, 3 Units

            Analysis of cultural conflict in developing nations resulting from rapid and extensive technological and social change.

3597.02: Women, Culture, and Development, 3 units

            An analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in women's lives in response to development and modernization; developing and developed countries contrasted

5602: Women’s Health in Global Perspective

            A cross-cultural comparison of the political, economic, social, and biological issues surrounding women's health.

Business Administration: Finance

 

3250: Foundations of International Finance, 3 Units

            Management of financial risk inherent with international business; problems of implementing corporate finance principles; International Capital Markets, for non-Business majors.

4250: Global Finance, 1.5 units

Implications for financial managers of global economic policy.

 4255: International Finance , 3 Units

            The goal is to provide a framework for making financial decisions in an international context. The course is divided into three sections: 1) the international financial environment, 2) international investment analysis, and 3) international corporate finance. Students will be exposed to a broad range of topics, including some of the latest developments in global financial markets.

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

 

2000: Introduction to International Business, 1.5 units

Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business.

3000: Advanced Topics in International Business, 3 Units

Advanced topics in international business including strategy, alliances, and exchange.

 4321: International Labor and Human Resource Management , 3 Units

            Examination of the human resource challenges that emerge in multinational organizations, and emphasis on issues to be considered when preparing oneself and others for international assignments

Business Administration: Management Science

 

4237: International Operations Management, 3 units

 

           Current influences, practices and standards for structural and infrastructural decision making across national boundaries. Explores complexity of managing geographically dispersed operations with relationships between multiple entities.

 

Business Administration

 

4263: Strategic Global Sourcing

This course focuses on the strategic design and management of the global supply base. The course focuses on identifying and understanding risks and uncertainties related to make-buy, location, and on-going supplier management. Beyond that, it focuses on cross-functional decision-making under risk and uncertainty in this context.

 

City and Regional Planning

 

4597: The Global Environment in Planning, 3 units

 

A review of challenges in developed and developing countries, examining planning issues associated with economic development, social equity, growth and rural development.

 

5798: Planning Study Abroad, 3 units

Rapid globalization of cities creates new opportunities to explore, investigate and analyze urban development internationally.

Communication

 

4797: Study at a Foreign Institution, 3 Units

An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work.

Comparative Studies

 

1100: Intro to the Humanities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 3 units

 

Explores the role of literature and the arts in constructing, maintaining, and questioning the values and beliefs of diverse cultures and historical periods; topics vary.

 

2301: Introduction to World Literature, 3 units

 

Analysis of oral and written literatures of diverse cultures and historical periods.

 

2322: Introduction to Latino Studies, 3 units

Introduction to Latino studies; history, politics, and cultural production of Latino/a communities in the U.S. and its borderlands. Cross-listed with Spanish 2242.

2367.02: U.S. Latino Identity, 3 Units

Latino/a identity in the U.S.; emphasis on Latino/a cultural history and expression and on role of race, class, gender, and sexuality in identity construction.

 3360: Introduction to Globalization and Culture, 3 units

History and contemporary dimensions of globalization, focusing on period preceding European hegemony, era of European colonialism, period of decolonization, and contemporary contexts

3603: Love In World Literature, 3 units

Representations of love in world literature; emphasis on mythological, psychological, and ideological aspects of selected representations in different cultures and time periods

3606: The Quest in World Literature, 3 units

Motif of the quest in world literature; physical and mental journeys as metaphors of personal transformation and salvation.

4804: Studies in Latino Literature and Culture, 3 Units

A focused study of a topic in Latinx cultural and literary studies

Dance

 

3402: Dance in Global Contexts, 3 units

 

           This course surveys dance forms from around the globe, offering insights into the religious, social, and political functions of dances in their historical and contemporary practices. This course meets two (2) GE requirements: Cultures and Ideas and Diversity: Global Studies.

Economics

 

4140: Economic History of the Americas, 3 units

          A survey of economic development in the Americas emphasizing the United States from colonial times to the 20th century. 

Geography

 

2750: World Regional Geography, 3 units

Develops students' knowledge of world geography through the twin concepts of region and globalization; focuses on culture, society, politics, economy, and interplay between people and environments.

3597.01: World Urbanization, 3 Units

An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.

 3701: The Making of the Modern World, 3 units

The geographies of modernity and their formation: the world market, the global polity, diasporas and constructing difference, colonialism, the transformation of nature, Eurocentricity, post-modernity.

History

 

 2500: 20th Century International History, 3 Units

            Examines international political, economic, and military relations from the origins of World War I through the break up of the Soviet Union. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.

4675: Research Seminar in World/Global/Transnational History, 3 Units

Advanced research and writing on selected topics in World/Global/Transnational History.

Art History

 

2005: History of Latin American Art: Prehispanic and Early Modern

Examines the art of Latin America from about 1500 BC to 1821, surveying both prehispanic civilizations as well as the era of Spanish and Portuguese rule from first encounters in 1492 to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. A wide range of objects and images will be discussed, from painting, sculpture, and architecture to ceramics, featherwork, and textiles.

International Studies

 

2100: Introduction to Latin America, 3 units

 

Interdepartmental survey of Latin American societies, anthropology, economics, history, literature, geography, and agriculture.

2500: Introduction to Development Studies, 3 Units

            Examines theories of political economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism and contemporary issues in international economic development.

2800: Peace Studies, 3 units

 

The meanings of peace and peacelessness in today's world, varied approaches to peace, contributions of many disciplines and professionals, and the significance of peoples' movements.

 

4195: Selected Problems in International Studies (Women, Development, and Globalization) , 3 Units

This course will cover the impact of globalization on women's economic conditions in developing countries and their roles in development. While women are drivers for social change and economic development in these countries, they are also the ones who are most affected by the problems caused by globalization.

4242: Incomplete Democracies- The (Un)Rule of Law in Latin America

Explores various forms of violence including electoral violence and political assassination, organized crime, police brutality, and other human rights abuses in Latin America.

4534: Comparative Challenges to Economic Development: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China

An introductory survey course of issues shaping economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China, such as: population growth, agricultural development, industrialization, trade, structural adjustment, and environmental issues.

4700: Terror and Terrorism, 3 Units

Focus on the origins, evolution and place of terrorism in the modern world and the ideology, motivation, and methods of a number of terrorist groups.

4800: Cultural Diplomacy, 3 units

Cultural Diplomacy is the exchange of information, ideas and values among nations and peoples. Public and private mechanisms for these exchanges are explored.

Linguistics

 

3603: Language Across Cultures, 3 units

Investigation of relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences.

Music

 

 2208.22: Andean Music Ensemble 

Learning to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. Students study techniques and methods for playing Andean instruments and learn to sing in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

Nursing

 

3430: Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts, 3 units

          Introduction to concepts and techniques for the provision of culturally competent care within the U.S. and across global contexts.

Political Science

 

1200: Intro to Comparative Politics, 3 units

Introduction to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries.

1300: Global Politics, 3 units

Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

4240: Latin American Politics 

A study of political processes, institutions, and groups in Latin America, with emphasis on constitutional, geographical, social, and economic environments in which they operate.

4305: International Theory, 3 units

Various theories of world politics, such as realism, liberalism, long cycles, domestic and bureaucratic politics, and decision-making level theory.

4315:  International Security and the Causes of War, 3 Units

Examines various issues regarding international conflict and cooperation, including theories of strategic interaction and the causes of war.

4597.01: International Cooperation and Conflict, 3 units

An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.

 4597.02 (H): Political Problems of the Contemporary World, 3 units

Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

4940: The Politics of Immigration

Provides overview of international migration phenomenon: patterns of international migration, reasons for immigration, acceptance of immigrants by governments and public, dynamics of anti-immigrant   

7193.02: Comparative Politics, 3 units

Introduction to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries.

7193.03: International Politics, 3 units

Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

Public Health

 

PUBHLTH 2010: Introduction to Global Public Health, 3 Units

Public health concepts examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, and results of public health practices domestically and internationally. Presents the pressing global public health concerns of the 21st century.

PUBHLTH 6000: Introduction to Global Health, 2 Units

Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.

Quechua

 

5501.01: Beginning Quechua I: Classroom

Quechua 5501.01 (501) is a beginning language course for students with no previous study experience in Quechua. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

5502.51: Beginning Quechua II: Individualized Instruction

For students who have taken Quechua 5501.01 or 5501.51 (501) or who have previous basic knowledge of Quechua at the beginning level. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

 

5503.01: Intermediate Quechua I: Classroom

For students who have taken Quechua 5502 (502) or who have previous basic knowledge of Quechua at the beginning/intermediate level. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

5503.51: Intermediate Quechua I: Individualized Instruction

For students who have taken Quechua 5502 (502) or who have previous basic knowledge of Quechua at the beginning/intermediate level. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

5504.51- Intermediate Quechua II: Individualized Instruction

Quechua 5504.51 is an intermediate language course intended for students with experience in Quechua. The variety taught will be from the southern Quechua family spoken in Bolivia and Peru. Closed to native speakers of this language.

5505.01: Advanced Quechua I: Classroom

Quechua 5505.01 is an advanced language course intended for students with experience in Quechua. This course is comprehensive, integrating culture and language. It will be useful for students that want to travel to the Andean countries or who have an interest in studying Quechua language, culture and society. The variety taught is from the southern Quechua family spoken in Bolivia and Peru

Social Work

 

5005:  Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global, 3 Units

Examines domestic and global human trafficking from a social work perspective.

Sociology

 

3200: Sociology of Immigration, 3 units

Provides a sociological understanding of contemporary migration both globally and with a particular focus on the U.S. The course will examine why migration occurs; how it is sustained over time; and how immigrants are incorporated into the host society.

3302: Technology and Global Society, 3 Units

Social aspects of technology, social change, and technological development; underdevelopment and the global economy.

3597.01: World Problems in Global Context, 3 units

Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.   

5450: Sociology of Global Health and Illness, 3 Units

Sociological study of health and illness from a global perspective. Topics include health, illness, and related behaviors; disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts to improve health, and comparative health care systems.

5525: Global Criminology, 3 Units

Provides students an introduction to global crime from a criminal justice perspective.

Spanish (Not language courses)

 

2151: Latin American Culture and Literature

Introduction to the culture of Spanish America and Brazil through literature, art, music, film, and folklore.

2242: Introduction to Latino Studies, 3 Units

Introduction to the cultures, experiences, histories and definitions of Latino peoples in the United States; taught in English.

2320: Don Quixote in Translation

Introductory critical reading of Don Quixote in English.

2322: Spanish Society and the Arts

Introduction to Spanish art and its relationship to society, from Goya to Toral: a visual approach to culture.

2380: Introduction for Latin American Film

Introduction to Latin American film traditions; analysis of genres, filmmakers, and alternate aesthetics; focus on relation of film to social, political, and economic processes.

 

2506: Latin American Culture in a Business Context,  3 Units

Examination of cultural differences and similarities between the U.S. and Latin America and repercussions of conducting business with competent understanding. Taught in English. Credit for course does not apply to the traditional Spanish major or min.

2520:  Latin American Literature (in Translation): Fictions and Realities, 3 Units

Critical examination of modern Latin American literature (in English translation), paying close attention to its own literary and cultural traditions. Taught in English.

4552: Modern Spanish Literature

Introductory critical study of major literary works from the 18th century to the present in Spain.

4555: Indigenous, Colonial, & National Literatures and Cultures of Spanish America

Introductory critical study of issues and processes in the formation of indigenous, colonial, and national expression through 19th century regional discourses.

4556: Modern Spanish American Literature

Introductory critical study of issues and processes in Spanish American writing from Modernism through the present.

4560: Introduction to Spanish American Culture

Major elements in the culture of the peoples of Spanish America

4561H: Introduction to the Culture of Spain

Major developments in the culture of Spain

4564: Spanish Culture During Francoism

Panoramic view of the culture of Spain during the dictatorship of Franco. Use of literary and filmic productions of that period as representations of the historical, social, political & economic experiences Spain lived during those years.

4580: Latin American Film, 3 Units

Study of Latin American film; special attention is paid to the relationship between film and the society in which it is produced.

 

5660: Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3 Units

Intensive study of a major theme, author, literary or cultural problem related to Latin America. Required for students completing the Latin American track of the Spanish major.

5689S: Spanish in Ohio, 3 units

The context for the course is the Spanish-speaking communities of Columbus, Ohio. In class, guest speakers from the community discuss their work, life experiences, and career opportunities. Out of class, you go into the community to practice your Spanish skills with native and heritage speakers.

7650:  Topics in Latin American Cultures, 3 Units

Analysis of Latin American culture through the study of selected topics in literature, film, and the arts; topics vary. 

7780.22: Andean Music Ensemble, 1 unit

Learning to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. Students study techniques and methods for playing Andean instruments and learn to sing in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 

2367.02: U.S. Latina Writers: Text and Context, 3 Units

          Writing and analysis of U.S. Latina experiences, with emphasis on interdisciplinary relationships between literature and U.S. Latina socio-political history. 

 

 

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