Autumn 2016 Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

Business Administration: Management Science

Business Administration

City and Regional Planning

Comparative Studies

Dance

Economics

Geography

History

International Studies

Linguistics

Music

Nursing

Human Nutrition

Political Science

Public Affairs

Public Health: Health Services Management and Policy

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish (not language courses)

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 

 

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. 

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 with IS 4535.

4597.01: Food, Population, and the Environment, 3 units

Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries. Cross-listed with IS 4597.01.

6200: International Economics and Policy - 3 units

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

 

Anthropology

2202: Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 3 units      

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

2202H: Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology-Honors, 3 units

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

3419: Regional Survey of Latin American Cultures and Migration in Global Perspectives, 3 units

An intensive ethnographic investigation of Latin American and Caribbean migration (Mexico, Ecuador, The Dominican Republic) including the history of migration; contemporary movement; and transnationalism.

3555: New World Prehistory: Ancient Maya Civilization, 3 units

Detailed survey of native American prehistory: recent archeological and epigraphic discoveries and examines the ancient Maya civilization of Mesoamerica.

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.                      

4597.05H: The Global Food Crisis-Honors, 3 units

This multidisciplinary course explores the causes, consequences and potential solutions to the global food crisis.

5602: Women’s Health in Global Perspective, 3 units

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

5701: Health and Healing in Latin America and the Caribbean, 3 units

A biocultural examination of traditional and western healing practices and health disparities across the Latin American region. This course considers diverse perspectives on disease causality and prevention including shamanism, ethnophysiology, and ethnobotany.

 

Art Administration, Education, and Policy

ARTEDUC 5675 - International Cultural Relations, 3 units 

Explores cultural exchange as a policy tool of international cultural engagement, nation branding, and cultural diplomacy. Also considers international festival and exhibitions, cultural trade, and international collaboration. 

 

Business Administration: Finance

4250: Global Finance, 1.5 units

Implications for financial managers of global economic policy.

7250: International Finance, 1.5 units

Theories and applications related to cross-border acquisitions, FOREX risk management, and project finance

 

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

3760: Exploring Culture in International Environments, 3 units

Through individual reflections, activities, and discussions, students participating in Fisher's International Student Exchange Program will be challenged to view knowledge and experiences from multiple perspectives.

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.

4798: Planning Study Abroad, 3 units

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

5798: Planning Study Abroad, 3 units

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

6798: Planning Study Abroad, 3 units

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

6970: International Development Studio, 6 units

Cities and regions across the globe are rapidly urbanizing and are facing planning challenges. Plan development focuses on developing context-sensitive solutions

 

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.

2360: Intro to Comparative Cultural Studies, 3 units

Introduction to interdisciplinary field of cultural studies; emphasis on relation of cultural production to power, knowledge, and authority, globally and locally.

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.

3689: Transnationalism and Culture in the Americas, 3 units

Transnationalism as a central feature of cultural and artistic production in the Americas, focusing on the politics of language, race, citizenship, migration, and national belonging.

4597: Global Culture, 3 units

Examines contemporary global cultural flows, the concepts useful in analyzing them, and the questions they raise about power and cultural change.

4597.03 Global Folklore, 3 units

Examines contemporary folklore around the world; introduces students to key concepts in folklore scholarship; focuses on transmission and transformation of cultural knowledge and practice, particularly in situations of conflict or upheaval.

 

Dance

3402: Dance in Global Contexts, 3 units

his 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

5660: Financial Aspects of International Trade, 3 units

International payments and receipts; foreign exchange markets; balance-of-payments adjustment under different monetary systems; macroeconomic policy; international monetary reforms; foreign investments; multinational corporations

 

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.

2800: Our Global Environment, 3 units

Introduction to global environmental issues, including the interaction of physical and social factors in the causes of and strategies for ameliorating environmental problems.

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.

5802: Globalization and Environment, 3 units

Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions.

 

History

2641: Global History to 1500, 3 units

Examines the major issues that have shaped the human experience from the beginnings of human civilization (ca. 3500 B.C.E.) to ca. 1500 C.E., through comparative study of civilizations within the context of religion, trade, technology, art, culture, and gender relations.

2642: Global History 1500 to Present, 3 units

Examines the major issues that have shaped the human experience of various regions since 1500 C.E. through comparative study of civilizations within the context of religion, trade, technology, art, culture, industrialism, imperialism, revolution, and gender relations.

2700: Global Environmental History, 3 units

Examines the major issues that have shaped environmental history in a global context.

7500: Studies in International History, 3 units

Colloquium in International History.

 

International Studies

2100: Introduction to Latin America, 3 units

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

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.

3850: Intro to Globalization, 3 units

Analysis of globalization in its various aspects, economic, political, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability.

4242: Incomplete Democracies: the (Un)Rule of Law in Latin America, 3 units

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

4532: Food Security and Globalization, 3 units

Examination of the causes 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 adjustment, 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.

4597.01H: Food, Population, and the Environment, 3 units

Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries.

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.

5640: Globalization and Latin America: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches, 3 units

Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics, and cultures of the region.

5800: International Law, 3 units

Examination of the varied sources, traditions, functions and structures of international law and its significance in maintaining stability, continuity and communication in the international system.

 

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

2208.99: 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.

 

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.

 

Human Nutrition

7804: Advanced Community and International Nutrition

Current issues in community and international nutrition. 

 

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.

3220: Politics of the Developing World, 3 units

A general introduction to the theoretical and substantive literature dealing with the historical development and contemporary characteristics of the new states of Asia and Africa.

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.

4335: International Environmental Politics, 3 units

Theories and debates over sustainable development, environment, and security, and effectiveness of international regimes with a focus on international fisheries management and global climate change.

4381: Comparative International Political Economy, 3 units

A survey of foreign economic policies followed by European and other advanced industrial economies since the Napoleonic Wars, with a special emphasis on Britain, France, Germany, the United States, and Japan. 

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.

4597.02H: 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 - Politics of Immigration, 3 units

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

7193 - 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: 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.

7240: Problems in Latin American Politics, 3 units

A structured examination of the major theories, concepts, and approaches used in the analysis of Latin American politics.

 

Public Affairs

5700: Rebuilding Failed and Weak States, 3 units

Tackles the question of how to design policies and programs to rebuild failed and weak states into functioning, if not vibrant, democracies.

 

Public Health: Health Services Management and Policy

4650: United States and International Health Care, 3 units

Introduction to the history, organization and politics of the global health care system, critical review of selected issues using different analytic frameworks

 

Social Work

5502: Social Work with Latin@s

Hispanics and Latinos are the youngest of the major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Are you prepared to work with this diverse community?

 

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.

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.                                

3597.02: World Population Problems, 3 units

General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries.

 

Spanish (not language courses)

2242: Intro to Latino Studies, 3 units

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

2332: Intro to Andean and Amazonian Cultures, 3 units

Historical formation of contemporary societies in the Andean and Amazonian regions, including their ethnic, social, and cultural features; taught in English.

2367S: The U.S. Experience: Latinos, Languages, and Literacy, 3 units

This is a GEC second writing/social diversity course that focuses on generating ideas, drafting, and revising writing projects. These projects will be situated within the thematic context of literacy and related issues among Latinos born in the United States and Spanish-speaking immigrants.

2520: Latin American Literature: Fiction and Reality, 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.

4516: The Transformation of Bolivian National Culture, 3 units

Overview of Bolivian literatures and cultures, and how they reflect the country's identities as well as its changing social, political, and cultural realities in the process of national formation. Taught in English.

4570: Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America, 3 units

Since colonial times, the Latin American region has produced a wealth of musical genres, styles, hybrids, & fusions that allows for exploration of relevant social, cultural, economic, and political issues. This course surveys the richness, diversity, & representation of Latin American music through selection of musical, literary, filmic, & historical texts.

5389: US Latino Languages and Communities, 3 units

We discuss the diversity of Latino experiences and the central role of language in the development of a "Latino" identity, as well as its role in local understandings of ethnicity, gender, and social class. Theoretical concepts include language ideologies, identity, and critical approaches to race and ethnicity. 

5640: Globalization and Latin America, 3 units

Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics, and cultures of the region.

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.

7595: Comparative Topics in Luso-Hispanic Literature and Culture, 3 units

In-depth study of a major topic comparing the literatures and cultures of the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking worlds.

7650: Alternative Literacies and Historiographies of the Andes and Amazonia

 

Although the examples for this particular class focus on the Andes and Amazonia, theoretical and methodological approaches explored in the course will be useful for any culture area and especially those with oral traditions.

7780: 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.

7800: Latin American Film, 3 units

Study of Latin American film focusing on historical periods, dominant genres, distinguished directors, and relation of film to larger social, cultural and political dynamics.

7880: La Violencia en Performance Contemporaneo, 3 units

Analyze the works of diverse contemporary playwrights and performance artists. Plays will be read in Spanish, English, or both, depending on the language in which they were written.

8560: Seminar in Independence and 19th Century Latin American Literature and Culture, 3 units

Detailed exploration of advanced issues in Latin American literatures and cultures of the independence period and the 19th century.

8570: Seminar in Modern Latin American Literature and Culture, 3 units

Detailed exploration of advanced issues in Latin American literatures and cultures of the modern period from approximately 1880 to 1950.

8800: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory, 3 units

Intensive study of special topics in literary and/or cultural theory with attention to their relationship to Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures.

 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2305: Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspectives, 3 units

Investigates gender and sexuality in transnational and cross-cultural perspective.

3302: Engendering Peace and Conflict, 3 units

Analysis of the gendered dimensions of political, ethnic, and economic situations involving armed struggle, security issues, and peace-building worldwide. Topics include terrorism, militarization, refugees, diplomacy, truth commissions, etc.

 

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