International and Diverse Perspectives

As our world becomes increasingly ecologically, socially, politically, and economically interdependent, it is critical that graduates understand multicultural, diverse, and global perspectives. The complexity of the modern world demands that students attain a heightened awareness both of the interdependence of the cultures of the world and of the diversity of voices that contribute to life in the United States.

Complete one course designated as either IDP, IP, or DP (2 or more credits) or study abroad for one semester (including during the summer at an approved study abroad program) earning at least a C- in 10 or more credits.

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an interdisciplinary or disciplinary understanding of cultural diversity through the examination of various languages, values, and practices from around the world.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how social categories (for example, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, language, religion or belief, or other forms of social differentiation) and social and cultural context influence one’s understanding of the world or point of view.
  • explain how cultural self-awareness promotes effective cross-cultural interaction.

 

Courses That Meet the International and Diverse Perspectives Requirement Credits:
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH 140 Introduction to Comparative Religions 4
ANTH 203 Contemporary Pacific Studies 4
ANTH 204 Prep Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
ANTH 205 Travel Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
ANTH 206 Sex, Gender, Culture 4
ANTH 207 Good Food: Eating and Community 4
ANTH 240 Topics in Comparative Religion 4
ANTH 241 Introduction to World Music 4
ANTH 304 Prep Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
ANTH 305 Travel Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
ANTH 311 Medicine, Body, and Culture 4
ANTH 368 Trinidad Culture and Society: Travel 2
ARTHI 276 Art and Architecture of Asia 4
ARTHI 342 Islamic Art and Architecture 4
BIOL 166 Natural History Galapagos and Ecuador Travel 2
BIOL 366 Advanced Natural History: Galapagos/Ecuador Travel 2
DANC 280 World Dance and Culture 4
DS 200 Introduction to Disability Studies 2
ECON 341 International Trade and Development 4
EDUC 300 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4
EDUC 309 Learning Communities II: Diversity 2
EDUC 335 Education for Social Justice 2
EDUC 372 Ecuadorian Experience: Language, Culture, and Education 2
EDUC 467 Tapalpa, Mexico: Teaching Practicum 3
ENGL 223 Native American Literature 4
ENGL 227 World Literature: Magical Realism 4
ENGL 236 Postmodernism in Film and Literature 2
ENGL 324 PostCol Lit: Tales of Conquests Retold 4
ENGL 336 Postmodernism in Film and Literature II 2
ENGW 222 Travel Writing Prep 2
ENGW 226 Travel Writing 2
ENGW 326 Travel, Write, and Publish 2
ENV 131 Intro to Environmental Issues in Hawaii 2
ENV 132 Environmental Issues in Hawaii 2
ENV 210 Tropical Environmental Biology 4
ENV 320 Advanced Tropical Environmental Biology 4
FREN 309 French Popular Culture 4
FREN 320 Women's Writing in Francophone World 4
FREN 385 Seminar in French 4
FREN 409 French Popular Culture 4
FREN 420 Women's Writing in Francophone World 4
FREN 485 Seminar in French 4
GER 306 From Ruins to Reunification 2
GSS 113 Islamic Mid-East: 570-1300 4
GSS 200 Introduction to Queer Studies 4
GSS 201 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies 4
GSS 206 Sex, Gender, Culture 4
GSS 211 Preparation for Travel to India 2
GSS 247 Gender and Sexuality in Victorian America 4
GSS 265 Gender, Sexuality, and Sport 2
GSS 303 Advanced Gender and Sexuality Theory 4
GSS 310 Travel in India: Gender Society Service 2
GSS 311 Medicine, Body, and Culture 4
GSS 316 Gender and Sexuality 4
GSS 321 Women's Writing in Francophone World 4
GSS 361 Psychology of Gender 4
GSS 363 Gender, Sexuality, and Performance 4
GSS 365 Advanced Gender, Sexuality, and Sport 2
GSS 421 Women's Writing in Francophone World 4
HIST 113 Islamic Mid-East: 570-1300 4
HIST 115 East Asian Civilization 4
HIST 216 History of Modern Japan 4
HIST 232 The Holocaust 4
HIST 233 WWII: Global and Social Issues 4
HIST 239 Latin America I: Conquest-Independence 4
HIST 246 American West: Hist Memory Pop Culture 2
HIST 247 Gender and Sexuality in Victorian America 4
HIST 260 Sports in America 4
HIST 318 The Business of Capitalism in East Asia 4
HIST 319 Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire 4
HIST 370 Crime, Corruption, and Scandal 4
HIST 415 Pan-Pacific Histories 4
HUM-204 Chinese Cultural Study 4
HUM 207 German Film in English 4
HUM 211 Preparation for Travel in India 2
HUM 213 Introduction to Japanese Literature 4
HUM 215 Modernity in Japanese Narrative 4
HUM 222 Introduction to East Asian Studies 4
HUM 260 U.S. Latinas/os and Pop Culture 4
HUM 310 Travel in India: Gender Society Service 2
HUM 311 Global Skills I: Prepare 2
HUM 312 Global Skills II: Engage 1
HUM 313 Global Skills III: Leverage 1
HUM 360 Advanced Topics: U.S. Latina/o Studies 4
IS 201 Intercultural Communication 4
IS 222 Introduction to East Asian Studies 4
IS 311 Global Skills I: Prepare 2
IS 312 Global Skills II: Engage 1
IS 313 Global Skills III: Leverage 1
IS 318 The Business of Capitalism in East Asia 4
JAPN 401 Topics in Contemporary Literature 4
JAPN 402 Selected Issues in Japanese Press 4
JAPN 485 Seminar in Japanese Studies 4
MUS 241 Introduction to World Music 4
MUS 341 Music in World Religions 4
PHIL 305 Asian Philosophy 4
POLS 180 The United States in World Affairs 4
POLS 222 Civil Rights Movement 2
POLS 227 Civil Rights Movement 4
POLS 231 Contemporary Middle East 4
POLS 232 Current Events in the Middle East 2
POLS 239 Latin America I: Conquest-Independence 4
POLS 241 Latin America II: Independence-Present 4
POLS 330 National Systems and Global Challenges 4
POLS 340 Security, Rights, and Globalization 4
POLS 345 International Political Economy 4
PSY 160 Cultural Psychology 4
PSY 202 Health Psychology 4
PSY 310 Community Psychology 4
PSY 358 Psychology of Ethnic Diversity in US 4
PSY 361 Psychology of Gender 4
PH 204 Prep-Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
PH 205 Travel Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
PH 304 Prep Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
PH 311 Medicine, Body, and Culture 4
REL 140 Introduction to Comparative Religions 4
REL 240 Topics in Comparative Religion 4
REL 341 Music in World Religions 4
SOCWK 220 Preparation for Travel to Costa Rica 2
SOCWK 368 Trinidad Culture and Society: Travel 2
SOC 305 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii 2 or 4
SOC 316 Gender and Sexuality 4
SOC 318 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii-Travel 2
SOC 347 Global Cap Neo-Colonial Inequalities 4
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4
SPAN 325 Mexican-American Cultural Exploration 4
SPAN 406 Special Topics Spanish American Studies 4
THEA 363 Gender, Sexuality, and Performance 4