Fall 2022 Courses

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Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of OSU courses related to Latin America. If you are interested in a specific course to meet the Area Studies requirement of the FLAS fellowship and it is not listed here, contact CLAS Assistant Director Mark Hoff (hoff.96@osu.edu) for guidance.

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AEDECON 4320 - Energy, the Environment, and the Economy  

Understand the role of energy in the economy and the environment. Explore the economics of clean, renewable energy, and understand the different policies for pollution control. Cross-listed with IS 4320. (25%)  

AEDECON 4532 - Food Security and Globalization    

Examination of the causes of and solutions for food insecurity. Global and local factors that affect access to food are also considered. Cross-listed with IS 4532. (25%)

AEDECON 4535 - International Economic Development   

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. (25%)

AEDECON 4597.01 - Food, Population, and the Environment    

Worldwide population increases, food production, and environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries. Cross-listed with IS 4597.01. (25%) 

AEDECON 6200 - International Economics and Policy   

Application of economic theory and methods to current problems in international economics, policy and trade. (25%)  

 

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ANTHROP 2201 - Introduction to Archaeology

Comparative survey of traditional and contemporary peoples. Honors course 2201H also offered. (25%) 

ANTHROP 2202 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

Introduction to anthropological perspectives on cross-cultural variation in human behavior and societies. Honors course 2202H also offered. (25%) 

ANTHROP 3597.02 - Women, Culture, and Development 

An analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in women’s lives in response to development and modernization. (25%)

ANTHROP 5626 - More: Culture and Economic Life

An analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in women’s lives in response to development and modernization. (25%)

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BUSADM 2798 - Study Tour: International 

Participants in Fisher’s International Student Exchange Program will be challenged to view knowledge and experiences from multiple perspectives (25%) 

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BUSMHR 2000 - Introduction to International Business 

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. (25%) 

BUSMHR 3000 - Advanced Topics in International Business 

Advanced topics in international business including strategy, alliances, and exchange. (25%) 

BUSMHR 4021 - Institutions of the International Business Environment 

Major international institutions and the role they play in international business and commerce. (25%) 

BUSMHR 4321 - International Labor and Human Resource Management 

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. (25%) 

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BUSMGT 4237 - International Operations Management 

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 (25%) 

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BUSFIN 3250 - Foundations of International Finance 

Management of financial risk inherent with international business; problems of implementing corporate finance principles (25%) 

BUSFIN 4255 - International Finance 

Theories and applications related to cross-border acquisitions, FOREX risk management, and project finance (25%) 

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CRPLAN 4597 - The Global Environment in Planning 

A review of challenges in developed and developing countries, examining planning issues associated with economic developing, social equity, growth, and rural development (25%) 

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COMPSTD 3360 - Introduction to Globalization and Culture 

History and contemporary dimensions of globalization. (25%) 

COMPSTD 3603 - Love in World Literature 

Representations of love in world literature; emphasis on mythological, psychological, and ideological aspects of selected representations in different cultures and time periods. (25%) 

COMPSTD 3606 - The Quest in World Literature 

Motif of the quest in world literature; physical and mental journeys as metaphors of personal transformation and salvation. (25%) 

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DANCE 3402 - Dance in Global Contexts 

Surveys dance forms from around the globe, offering insights into the religious, social, and political functions of dances in their historical and contemporary practices. (25%) 

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ECON 4130 - World Economic Development in Historical Perspective 

A survey of economic development from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. (25%) 

ECON 4140 - Economic History of the Americas 

A survey of economic development in the Americas through the 20th century. (100%) 

ECON 4560 - Cooperation & Conflict in the Global Economy 

The economic, social, and political bases for and responses to increasing global economic integration. (25%) 

ECON 8862 - International Economics II 

Theories and empirical analysis of the demand for labor and changes in the wage structure over time; the determinants of youth outcomes and behaviors including the effect of family and peer groups. (25%) 

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GEOG 2400 - Economic and Social Geography 

Geographic analysis of relationships between society and economy; focusing on such issues as globalization, production and consumption, inequality and social difference. (25%) 

GEOG 2750 - World Regional Geography 

Examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions. (25%) 

GEOG 2800 - Our Global Environment 

Introduction to global environmental issues, including the interaction of physical and social factors in the causes of and strategies for ameliorating environmental problems. (25%) 

GEOG 3701 - The Making of the Modern World 

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. (25%) 

GEOG 3900 - Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences 

Examines the natural and human factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future. (33%) 

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HISTORY 2500 - 20th Century International History 

Examines international political, economic, and military relations from the origins of World War I through the break up of the Soviet Union. (25%) 

HISTORY 2650 - The World since 1914 

Global perspective on major forces that shaped the world since 1914. Provides students with factual knowledge and a critical interpretive framework for responsible global citizenship. (25%) 

HISTORY 2700 - Global Environmental History 

Global overview of the ecology of the human condition in past time, stressing climate change, earth systems, technology, energy, demography, and human cultural-economic revolutions. (25%) 

HISTORY 2750 - Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History 

General survey of (im)migration history in the U.S. from precolonial times to the present. Topics include cultural contact, economic relations, citizenship, politics, family, and sexuality. (50%) 

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INTSTDS 2500 - Introduction to Development Studies  

Examines theories of political and international economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism. (25%) 

INTSTDS 3580 - Intro to Globalization 

Analysis of globalization in its various aspects, economic, political, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability. (25%) 

INTSTDS 4320 - Energy, the Environment, and the Economy 

Examines the economic implications of climate change and climate change policies for society, including discussion of major state, federal, and international legislation. Cross-listed with AEDECON 4320. (25%) 

INTSTDS 4560 - Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Economy 

The economic, social, and political bases for, and responses to, increasing global economic integration. (25%) 

INTSTDS 4597.01 - Food, Population, and the Environment 

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 AEDECON 4597.01. (25%) 

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LING 3501 - Intro to American Indigenous Languages 

An introduction to indigenous languages of the Americas and their speakers: e.g. history of settlement, language families, linguistic properties, bilingual education, language policies and attitudes. (75%) 

LING 3603 - Language Across Cultures 

Investigation of relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences. (25%) 

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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. (100%) 

MUSIC 3348 - Music on the Move in a Globalized World 

Survey of globalization’s effects on musical cultures around the world; explores both the role of diasporic migration and the use of recording and broadcasting technology. (25%) 

MUSIC 7780.22 - 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. (100%) 

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NRSADVN 3430 - Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts 

Introduction to concepts and techniques for the provision of culturally competent care within the U.S. and across global contexts. (25%) 

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POLITSC 1200 - Introduction to Comparative Politics 

Intro to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries. (50%) 

POLITSC 1300 - Global Politics 

Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations, security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment. (25%) 

POLITSC 3220 - Politics of the Developing World 

A general introduction to the theoretical and substantive literature dealing with the historical development and contemporary characteristics of the new states of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. (50%) 

POLITSC 7193.02 - Comparative Politics 

Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. (% varies - requires Latin American focus) 

POLITSC 7193.03 - International Politics 

Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations. (% varies - requires Latin American focus) 

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PORTGSE 2335 - Cannibal Brazil: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations of Identity in Literature and Culture

Explores a fundamental topic within Brazilian culture, from colonial times to present; cannibalism as cultural practice in both literal and discursive realms. (100%)

PORTGSE 3450 - Introduction to the Study of Literatures and Cultures

Strategies for reading and extensive practice in analyzing literary and cultural texts from the Portuguese-speaking world. (100%) 

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PUBHLTH 2010 - Critical Issues in Global Public Health 

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. Honors course 2010H also offered. (25%) 

PUBHLTH 6000 - Introduction to Global Public Health 

Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions. (25%) 

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QUECHUA 5501.01 - Beginning Quechua I: Classroom 

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. (100%) 

QUECHUA 5502.01 - Beginning Quechua II: Classroom 

For students who have taken Quechua 5501.01 (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. (100%) 

QUECHUA 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. (100%) 

QUECHUA 5505.01 - Advanced Quechua I: Classroom 

An advanced language course 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. (100%) 

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SOCWORK 1140 - Issues in Social Justice: Race, Gender, and Sexuality 

Examines the history of social oppression directed at certain minority populations in the United States and its impact on their current opportunities and lived experiences. The primary purpose is to analyze how racism, sexism, heterosexism and institutionalized discrimination based on ethnicity affect the social welfare and well-being of those living in the United States. (25%)

SOCWORK 5005 - Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Perspectives 

Examines domestic and global human trafficking from a social work perspective. (25%) 

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SOCIOL 3200 - Sociology of Immigration 

Provides a sociological understanding of contemporary migration both globally and with a particular focus on the U.S. (50%) 

SOCIOL 3302 - Technology and Global Society 

Social aspects of technology, social change, and technological development; underdevelopment and the global economy. (25%) 

SOCIOL 3460 - Environmental Justice 

Examines environmental issues from a sociological perspective, especially human causes of environmental change such as technology, population, and consumption, and social reactions. (25%) 

SOCIOL 3597.01 - World Problems in Global Context 

Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies – non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized – with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change. (25%) 

SOCIOL 5450 - Sociology of Global Health and Illness 

Sociological study of international health and illness and related behaviors, disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts to improve health, and comparative health care systems. (50%) 

SOCIOL 5525 - Global Criminology 

Intro to global crime from a criminal justice perspective. (25%) 

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SPANISH 2151 - Latin American Culture and Literature  

Introduction to the culture of Spanish America and Brazil through literature, art, music, film, and folklore. (100%) 

SPANISH 2208.22 - Andean Music Ensemble  

In this course, students learn to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. (100%) 

SPANISH 2242 - Introduction to Latino Studies  

IIntroduction to the cultures, experiences, histories and definitions of Latino peoples in the United States; taught in English. (50%) 

SPANISH 2380 - Introduction to Latin American Film

ntroduction to Latin American film traditions; analysis of genres, filmmakers, and alternate aesthetics; focus on relation of film to social, political, and economic processes. (100%) 

SPANISH 2389 - Spanish in the US: Language as Social Action 

Teaches students to analyze discourses surrounding language and ethnicity in the media today. (100%) 

SPANISH 2506 - Latin American Culture in a Business Context 

Examination of cultural differences and similarities between the U.S. and Latin America to understand the effects of conducting business with competent cultural understanding. Taught in English. (100%) 

SPANISH 3005 - Career Exploration and Development with Spanish (1 cr)

This course surveys Spanish-relevant career paths. Spanish majors are given the opportunity to explore career interests and their associated requirements, set realistic professional goals, and increase awareness and access to the OSU support services available for student success. Each class session will feature experienced academics and professionals from a range of careers as guest speakers. Recommended for students majoring or minoring in Spanish.

SPANISH 3450 - Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish 

An introduction to literary and cultural analysis of texts in Spanish. This course presents strategies for reading and analyzing literary and cultural texts from various Spanish speaking countries to prepare students for more advanced courses in the Spanish program. Honors course 3450H also offered. (100%)

SPANISH 4430 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 

Introduction to the analysis of Spanish from the perspective of modern linguistic theory. Honors course 3450H also offered. (100%)

SPANISH 4515 - Andean Art, Culture, and Society 

Representations of cultural, social, and literary identities in the Andean regions in early and modern societies' daily life as embodied in maps, narratives, art, photography, autobiographical and literary texts. Taught in English. (100%) 

SPANISH 4537 - Spanish Psycholinguistics 

Overview of child language acquisition, second language acquisition and child and adult language disorders in Spanish-speaking populations. (75%)

SPANISH 4538 - Language Variation in Spanish 

Survey of linguistic variation across the Spanish-speaking world, including geographical and social factors. (75%)

SPANISH 4556 - Modern Spanish American Literatures 

Introductory critical study of issues and processes in Spanish American writing from Modernism through the present. (100%) 

SPANISH 4557.10 - Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S.  

Introductory critical study of authors, topics, and movements in Latino literature from the late 19th century to the present. (50%) 

SPANISH 4560H - Introduction to Spanish American Culture 

Major elements in the culture of the peoples of Spanish America. (100%) 

SPANISH 5660 - Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures 

Intensive study of a major theme, author, literary, or cultural problem related to Latin America. Required for students completing the Latin American Concentration of the Spanish major. Embedded Honors course 5660E also offered. (100%) 

SPANISH 5689S - Spanish in Ohio: An Experiential Course

Interaction with Hispanic and LatinX community organization representatives, educators and business leaders in Ohio; intensive & extensive practice with Spanish as spoken by native and heritage speakers from the U.S. & abroad. (100%)

SPANISH 6340 - Spanish Phonetics for Teachers

Comprehensive study of the Spanish sound system, as well as preparation for, and practice in, the teaching of pronunciation. The course covers the principles of orthography, articulatory descriptions of sounds, phonetic transcription, phonological analysis, contrasts with English, issues in L2 phonological research, and best practices in the teaching of Spanish pronunciation to English speakers. (50%).

SPANISH 7360 - History of the Spanish Language

Basic concepts of historical linguistics: the major factors of change in the history of the Spanish language from Latin to the present. (50%).

SPANISH 7470 - Mapping Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures

Study of significant socio-cultural moments, issues, problematics, and concepts in Latin American literatures and cultures from the late 19th century to the contemporary period. (100%).

SPANISH 7550 - Studies in Indigenous and Colonial Latin American Literatures and Cultures

In-depth study of a major topic or problem in indigenous and colonial Latin American literatures and cultures. (100%).

SPANISH 7780.22 - Andean Music Ensemble 

In this course, students learn to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. (100%) 

SPANISH 8330 - Studies in Spanish Synchronic Linguistics 

Investigation of selected topics in synchronic Spanish linguistics (formal problems in Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexicology). (75%) 

SPANISH 8893 - Hispanic Linguistics Colloquium 

Forum for presentation of research in Hispanic linguistics; introduction to professional issues in workshop format. (50%) 

SPANISH 8894 - Literatures and Cultures Colloquium 

Forum for presentation of research in Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures; introduction to professional issues in workshop format. (50%) 

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WGSST 2340 - Latina Experience in the US

Introduces the important and far reaching issues of Latinas today, recognizing the contributions of these women to U.S. history, the women's movement and feminism. (33%) 

WGSST 3505 - Transnational Feminisms

Examines how feminist activists and scholars understand and interrogate contemporary globalization. (25%) 

WGST 4520 - Women of Color and Social Activism

Examination of multiple forms of social activism among women of color from various parts of the world concerning local, national, and international issues. (25%)

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Haitian Creole

  • LTAM-C 101/501 Elementary Haitian Creole I
  • LTAM-C 201/601 Intermediate Haitian Creole I

Offered via CourseShare through synchronous distance-learning at Indiana University. You may use Indiana University's Course Search Tool to search (e.g. using keyword filter "Haitian Creole") for upcoming offerings. 

To register, contact Sonya Afanasyeva (afanasyeva.1@osu.edu) to enroll in French Independent Study 4193 (undergraduate) or 6193 (graduate).

Maya

  • LTAM-M 101/501 Elementary Maya I
  • LTAM-M 201/601 Intermediate Haitian Creole I

Offered via CourseShare through synchronous distance-learning at Indiana University. You may use Indiana University's Course Search Tool to search (e.g. using keyword filter "Haitian Creole") for upcoming offerings.