SP2017 Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Art Administration, Education, and Policy

Business Administration: Finance

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

Business Administration: Management Science

Business Administration

City and Regional Planning


Comparative Studies





International Studies




2580: Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food , 3 Units

Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.

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.

6400: Regional and International Development, 3 Units

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




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

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


Art Administration, Education, and Policy


ARTEDUC 5675 - International Cultural Relations

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.

 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.

 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



2704 - Language, Culture & Communication in Latino Health, 3 Units

Examines how language, culture & communication shape the healthcare experiences of Latinos in the US. Considers the individual & social factors contributing to health inequalities and key theories & techniques for developing health communication interventions. Team-taught with a faculty member in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. 


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

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.

4597.01 -Global Studies of Science and Technology

Explores relations among culture, science, and technology in changing global contexts.

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.



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.



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.



2200 - Mapping Our World

Introduction to the power of maps, covering spatial representation, visual literacy, and geographic information technology in a global society.

2500 - Cities and their Global Spaces, 3 Units

Globalization and urbanization; urban economies, spaces, and societies; function, form, and pattern in developed and developing world cities.

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.

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.



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.

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.

2700: Global Environmental History, 3 units

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

2702 - Food in World History

Survey of the history of food, drink, diet and nutrition in a global context. 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.


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.

3450 - Human Rights: An Introduction, 3 Units

Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the conceptual history as well as the practice of human rights. It traces the evolution of the idea of human rights, its adoption in international and domestic covenants, its role in domestic and international political disputes and its (non-)adoption by governments and civil society. Its essentially contested nature is also discussed.

4195 - 0010   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.

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.

4850 -  Understanding the Global Information Society

Invites students to think critically about the global networks that are shaping the new knowledge creation & sharing processes. To monitor news, investigate web resources & gather information for assignments, report & case study analysis.




3501- Intro to American Indigenous Languates

This course is an introduction to indigenous languages of the Americas and their speakers. In particular, we'll look at linguistic properties of a number of languages of the Americas, with a focus on the structure of words, also known as morphology. We'll also look at language policies that have influenced indigenous languages since the onset of colonial influence. Language endangerment and revitalization will be a theme throughout. A particular issue will be examining the role of the linguistic researcher in native communities and how researchers can balance their scientific aims with cultural sensitivity and service oriented research strategies. Two language families will receive particular attention, Algonquian and Quechuan.


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.



2208.22 - 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.



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.

3460 - Global Justice, 3 Units

Examines the idea of justice between states and among the people of the world. What would a just world look like? How should we live in our unjust world? Current debates about war, the environment, diversity and poverty will be considered.

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.

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.

4597.02 (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.

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.

7220 - The Politics of the Developing World, 3 Units

Theories, approaches, and methods in the analysis of political life in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; discussion of selected case and cross-national studies with theoretical importance. 


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


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.

PUBHLTH 7000 - Public Health in Developing Countries, 3 Units

Overview of core public health principles and practices applied to global health issues.


Social Work

5004 - International Social Work, 3 Units

Examines a variety of social issues through a global perspective  in order to fully appreciate the role of culturally diverse and country-specific responses to social problems.

5005 -  Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global, 3 Units

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



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.   

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.

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)

2330 - Reinventing America, 3 Units

Introduction to visual and verbal representation of Latin American multi-ethnic cultures through literature and visual arts; emphasis on construction of American identities and nations.

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.

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.

 2504 -  Language, Culture & Communication in Latino Health,  3 Units

Examines how language, culture and communication shape the healthcare experiences of Latinos in the US. Considers the individual and social factors contributing to health inequalities and key theories and techniques for developing health communication interventions. Team-taught with a faculty member in the School of Communication. 

2510 - Mexican Studies, 2 Units

Interdisciplinary study of different issues and processes in Mexican culture, history, and society.

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.

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.

4557.20 - Introduction to Other Latino Literature in the U.S., 3 Units

Study of works by "other Latino" writers, that is, authors from less represented groups within the larger Latino population in the U.S. The "other Latino" writers are part of the new migratory flows between the U.S. and Latin America. Their literary production complements the Latino experience represented by Chicano, Puerto-Rican, and Cuban-American authors. 

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.

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.

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.

5620 -  Gender and Power in the Americas, 3 Units

Taught in Spanish, the course focuses on the interpretation of gender and power in hemispheric Latin American and U.S. Latino/a cultural production.The seminar promotes inquiry in the areas of gender and power, performance studies, and the problems and prospects of Latinos as peoples shaped by the legacies of colonial, neoliberal, and patriarchal social orderings.

 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.

7560 - Studies in Independence and 19th-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3 Units

In-depth study of a major topic or problem in Latin American literatures and cultures of the independence period and the 19th century.

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. 

7780.22/2208: 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.

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.


Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2340 - Latina Experience in the U.S, 3 Units

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.

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. 

7780 -Theorizing Global and Transnational Feminisms, 3 Units

Provides a broad comprehension of theoretical aspects of global and transnational feminisms.