GL Foundations (UCC) Course List

The table below is a full listing of Global Learning Foundations (UCC) courses. Please see the current semester course lists here for current offerings.

*Courses marked with an asterisk may be taken to satisfy either the GL Foundations course requirement or the GL Discipline-Specific course requirement.

  Course NumberCourse TitleAcademic Department/CollegeDescriptionSemester added as Global Learning course
AFA 2004Black Popular Culture: Global DimensionsAfrican & African Diaspora StudiesIn-depth examination of key issues including black popular cultures in global perspectives with a comparative focus on historical processes, race, racialization, gender, sexuality, language, religion, identify and other topics.Spring 2012
AFH 2000African CivilizationHistoryA survey of major historical themes and civilizations of Africa. Written work meets the state composition requirement.Fall 2012
AMH 2020American History Introductory Survey Since 1877HistorySurvey of American history since 1877 including such topics as industrialization, political reform, experiences in war, social conflict, and changing conceptions of the meaning of democracy.Spring 2017
AMH 2041Origins of American CivilizationHistoryExamines key developments of the United States, from European Settlement through the early republic.Spring 2017
AMH 2042Modern American CivilizationHistoryExamines the development of the United States from the early republic to the present. Topics include society, culture, politics and economics. Written work meets the state composition requirement.Spring 2017
ANT 2000Introduction to AnthropologyGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesThis course surveys the four subfields of anthropology, including physical anthropology and human evolution, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. Introduces basic anthropological theories and concepts.Summer 2015
ANT 3212*World EthnographiesGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesIntroduces students to ethnography, which is the art of writing culture. Teaches students to compare and contrast cultures through ethnographic reading, writing, and critiques.Fall 2010
ANT 3241*Myth, Ritual, and MysticismGlobal & Sociocultural Studies Surveys anthropological approaches to the study of myth, ritual, and mysticsm, as religious and symbolic systems. The social and psychological functions of myth and ritual in small-scale and complex societies will be comparedSpring 2012
ARH 2000Exploring ArtArt & Art History
Offers an introductory, non-chronological approach to the understanding and appreciation of art.
Spring 2015
ASN 3410*Introduction to East AsiaAsian StudiesAn overview of East Asia from traditional to modern times including the interaction among Asian cultures as well as between Asia and the world.Fall 2010
BSC 1000Local and Global Perspectives in BiologyBiological SciencesCurrent biological topics will be explored through reading primary scientific literature, ensuring that students recognize real life applications and global repercussions of biological research.Spring 2020
COM 3417*Communication in FilmCommunication ArtsThis course will examine the unique relationship between communication and film from the 1920's (era of the silent film) through today.Spring 2013
COM 3461*Intercultural/Interracial CommunicationSpeech Communication Students develop the skills to build and maintain relationships across cultures by focusing on similarities and differences in communication behaviors, perceptions, language usage and social practices.Fall 2010
ECS 3021*Women, Culture, and Economic DevelopmentEconomicsAnalysis of problems facing women in developing countries, focusing on gender and cultural issues and their relationships to economic development.Fall 2011
EGS 1041Technology, Humans, and SocietyMechanical & Materials EngineeringThe course examines technology development and its impact on cultures, politics and human life to envision appropriate use of technology for a sustainable future through global learning approaches.Fall 2011
EUH 2011Western Civilization: Early European CivilizationHistoryExamines key developments of Early European Civilizations, from the earliest history through the classical period.Spring 2017
EUH 2021Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern EuropeHistoryExamines key developments of European Civilizations, from the medieval through the early modern periods.Spring 2017
EUH 2030Western Civilization: Europe in the Modern EraHistoryExamines key developments of European Civilizations in the modern period.Spring 2017
EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science and SustainabilityEarth and EnvironmentThis course emphasizes scientific knowledge in global context about the environment including nutrient cycling, pollution, desertification, climate change, energy, water resources, biodiversity loss.Fall 2013
EVR 1017Global Environment and SocietyEarth & EnvironmentA broad introduction to the impact of social and economic processes on the global environment, including historical and comparative dimensions.Summer 2015
GEA 2000World Regional GeographyGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesA systematic survey of the major regions and countries of the world, with regard to their physical, cultural, and political characteristics. Emphasis upon climate, natural resources, economic development, and population patterns.Fall 2011
GEO 3510*Earth ResourcesEarth & Environment A course for non-majors dealing with the nature, origin, and distribution of mineral resources. Geology of petroleum, coal, metals, etc., and problems of their exploitation and depletion.Fall 2011
IDH 2003Honors Seminar III: Inhabiting Other LivesHonors College Examines cultural commonalities and differences from an interdisciplinary perspective. For Honors College students only.Spring 2012
IDH 2004Honors Seminar IV: Inhabiting Other LivesHonors CollegeA continuation of Seminar III, this course is an interdisciplinary examination of other cultures and multicultural societies. Includes directed individual research projects. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program.Summer 2012
IDS 3163Global Supply Chains and LogisticsUndergraduate EducationGlobal supply chains and their interactions with all facets of business and society. Design issues and operation issues are investigated using simulation models and case studies.Fall 2010
IDS 3183Health Without BordersPublic Health & Social WorkThis is an undergraduate course to orient students; regardless of their major field of studies, with a global perspective of the interrelatedness of factors affecting health that transcends borders.Fall 2012
IDS 3212The Global Scientific Revolution and its Impact on Quality of LifeCollege of Arts & SciencesThis course explores how scientific advances change the lives of communities globally and teach non-science majors basic concepts in energy and electronics that they use in their daily lives.Fall 2011
IDS 3309How We Know What We KnowJournalism-Mass CommunicationInformation literacy merges with the critical perspective to help students understand and measure the diversity, authenticity, and credibility of information in academic or casual reading and writing. Written work meets the state composition requirement.Fall 2010
IDS 3333Diversity of Meaning: Language, Culture, & GenderTeaching & LearningThis course will explore the areas of language, gender and culture as they influence affect diverse ways of knowing and meaning and making in real and virtual global networks.Fall 2011
IDS 3336Artistic Expression in a Global SocietyCollege of Architecture + The ArtsExploration of the interrelatedness of societies and culture through language, music and art are explored to appreciate how individuals convey thoughts and respond to events from various perspectives.Fall 2010
INR 3081*Contemporary International ProblemsPolitics & International RelationsExamines selected world and regional issues and problems. Topics vary according to the instructor.Spring 2015
LAH 2020Latin American CivilizationHistoryExamines key developments of Latin American civilizations.Spring 2017
LBS 3001*Labor and Globalization (formerly Introduction to Labor Studies)Labor StudiesHistory and development of labor, with emphasis on union development as a response to global industrialization and technological change. Includes the impact of "globalization" on jobs, the structure and function of worker organizations, the impact of technology, the struggle for working class and low-wage workers, and the impact of cross-national shifts of jobs and labor.Fall 2010
MCB 2000Introduction to MicrobiologyBiological SciencesBasic concepts of microbes as pathogens, food spoilage and fermentative organisms. Microbial relationships to immunology, sanitation, pollution and geochemical cycling. Students will explore the impact of microbiology on global social issues.Not applicable for majors in Biological Sciences.Fall 2011
OCB 2000Introductory Marine BiologyBiological SciencesA survey of marine biological environments and zones, including the relationship of the physical and chemical environment to the distribution of marine plants and animals.Spring 2014
OCE 3014*OceanographyEarth & EnvironmentThe ocean origin, physical properties, salinity, temperature, sound. Radiative properties, heat budget, and climatic control.Fall 2013
REL 2011Religion: Analysis & InterpretationReligious StudiesIntroduces methods of critical reflection on religion and some of their applications to fundamental topics such as knowledge, value, the sacred, the individual and human society. Written work meets the state composition requirement.Fall 2010
REL 3308*Studies in World ReligionsReligious Studies Examines the origins, teachings, and practices of selected world religions. The specific religions selected for examination may vary from semester to semester.Fall 2010
SPN 2201Intermediate Spanish IIModern Languages
Last course of a four-semester sequence which implements a proficiency-oriented approach. Focuses on the development of listening and reading comprehension skills, and encourages maximum oral interaction and the practice of writing.
Spring 2018
SPN 2340Intermediate Spanish for Heritage SpeakersModern LanguagesImproves reading, grammar, and writing skills for heritage speakers educated in the U.S. that can understand and communicate in Spanish. Expands cultural knowledge of Hispanic countries.Fall 2018
SYD 3804Sociology of GenderGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesAn examination of women's and men's roles, statuses, and life opportunities in society. Consideration of current theories of gender inequality.Spring 2020
SYG 2000Introduction to SociologyGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesThis course introduces the sociological perspective and method, and the basic areas of sociological interest such as socialization, sex roles, social groups, race and ethnic relations, deviance and social control, social stratification, and urban life.Spring 2012
SYG 2010Social ProblemsGlobal & Sociocultural StudiesAn introduction to the concept of a social problem and the approaches used to understand more fully the dimensions of specific problems from a global framework.Summer 2012
THE 2000Theatre AppreciationCollege of Architecture + The ArtsA study of theatre: process and product, introducing the past of theatre, its literature and traditions; and the means by which theatre is produced: acting, directing and visual design.Summer 2015
WOH 2001World CivilizationHistoryExamines key developments of major world civilizations in a comparative perspective.Spring 2017
WST 3015*Introduction to Global Gender and Women's StudiesWomen's StudiesConsiders the interdisciplinary study of women in today's world.Spring 2013
WST 3641*LGBT and Beyond: Non-Normative Sexualities in Global PerspectiveWomen's StudiesIntroduction to gay and lesbian life in the United States and abroad, focusing on historical antecedants to the contemporary gay and lesbian movement, religion, health issues, lifestyle, and the arts.Spring 2012