2015-2016 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

International Requirement


International Courses

In view of the increasing relevance of the global context to the future of our students and their need for greater understanding of the world around them, each student must complete 6 credits in courses designated as international. The international designation applies to all courses that substantially contribute to the understanding of the cultural expressions or social, political, and economic conditions of a particular region or country other than the United States. It also applies to courses that systematically offer a comparative international perspective and/or explore contemporary global issues. International courses are indicated in the course description.


In addition, an international on-site education experience (e.g. faculty-led course abroad or semester-long study abroad) that results in approved CCSU transfer credit will fulfill the equivalent number of credits toward the International requirement (this shall apply even if the equivalent CCSU course(s) does not bear an International designation). See the Center for International Education for more information.

The following is a list of courses that meet the international requirement:

ANTH 140 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 170 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 239 Work and Culture
ANTH 240 The Supernatural
ANTH 424 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH 426 People and Cultures of Eastern Europe
ANTH 428 Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 429 Global India
ART 110 Introduction to Art History
ART 112 History of Art I
ART 113 History of Art II
ART 210 Greek Art
ART 215 The African Diaspora
ART 216 Modern Art
ART 218 Renaissance Art
ART 412 Oriental Art
ART 494 Location Studies-Art
BIO 102 International Search in Biology
BIO 132 Introductory Ecology
BIO 171 Introductory Field Studies in Biology
BIO 471 International Field Studies in Biology
CHIN 125 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 126 Intermediate Chinese II
CHIN 225 Intermediate Chinese III
CHIN 226 Intermediate Chinese IV
CHIN 261 Business Chinese
CHIN 304 Topics in Chinese Literature [L]
CHIN 315 Topics in Chinese Culture
CHIN 335 Advanced Chinese for Oral Expression
CHIN 336 Advanced Chinese Composition
CINE 270 Studies of World Culture Through Cinema
CINE 465 Global Cinema
CM 110 The Built Environment and Global Society
COMM 296 Global Studies in Communication
COMM 455 Global Visual Communication
COMM 496 Field Studies in Communication
DAN 234 Ballroom Dance
DAN 299 Dance History
DAN 398 Contemporary Dance Technique
DES 419 History of Design
ECON 430 International Economics
ECON 435 Economic Development
ENG 203 Survey of World Literature: Ancient to Early Modern [L]
ENG 204 Survey of World Literature: 17th Century to the Present [L]
ENG 214 Studies in International Literature [L]
ENG 215 Introduction to Women Writers [L]
ENG 262 Introduction to Drama [L]
ENG 347 Latino/a Literature [L]
ENG 363 Greek Literature
ENG 364 Latin Literature
ENG 365 The Modern European Novel
ENG 367 Global Novel
ENG 465 Global Cinema
ENG 488 Studies in World Literature
ETM 340 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
FIN 330 International Finance
FR 125 Intermediate French I
FR 126 Intermediate French II
FR 225 Intermediate French III
FR 226 Intermediate French IV
FR 304 Introduction to French Literature [L]
FR 305 Introduction to Francophone Literature [L]
FR 315 Aspects of French History & Culture
FR 316 Contemporary France
FR 335 Advanced French for Oral Practice
FR 336 Advanced French Composition
FR 441 Advanced Oral Practice
GEOG 120 World Regional Geography
GEOG 220 Human Geography
GEOG 244 Economic Geography
GEOG 290 Geography of Tourism
GEOG 291 National Parks and World Heritage Sites
GEOG 434 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
GEOG 435 Japan and Korea
GEOG 436 South America
GEOG 437 China
GEOG 446 Sub-Saharan Africa
GEOG 448 Russia and Neighboring Regions
GEOG 452 European Union
GEOG 459 Field Studies in Regional Geography
GER 125 Intermediate German I
GER 126 Intermediate German II
GER 225 Intermediate German III
GER 226 Intermediate German IV
GER 304 Introduction to German Literature I [L]
GER 305 Introduction to German Literature II [L]
GER 315 German Civilization to 1800
GER 316 German Civilization from 1800 to Present
GER 335 Advanced German for Oral Expression
GER 336 Advanced Structure & Idiom
GER 441 Advanced Oral Practice
HIST 121 World Civilization I
HIST 122 World Civilization II
HIST 231 Ancient Mediterranean World
HIST 232 Medieval Europe
HIST 233 Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe
HIST 234 Modern Europe
HIST 251 East Asia to 1800
HIST 252 East Asia since 1800
HIST 277 History of Christianity I
HIST 278 History of Christianity II
HIST 281 History of Latin America to 1823
HIST 282 History of Latin America since 1823
HIST 291 Modern Middle East
HIST 292 History of Judaism
HIST 334 Women of Medieval Europe
HIST 341 English History to 1715
HIST 342 English History since 1715
HIST 343 Modern Ireland: 1690-Present
HIST 344 History of Modern Germany
HIST 347 History of Russia I
HIST 348 History of Russia II
HIST 353 History of Modern China
HIST 354 History of Modern Japan
HIST 356 History of East Central Europe since 1919
HIST 373 The African Diaspora in the Caribbean since 1500
HIST 375 History of Africa to 1800
HIST 376 History of Africa Since 1800
HIST 379 History of Poland: from the Piasts to Partition, 966-1795
HIST 380 Modern Poland
HIST 421 Britain at the Turn of the 20th Century
HIST 452 World War II in Europe
HON 130 World Cultures I
HON 230 World Cultures II: Topics in World Cultures
HON 250 Western/World Culture III: Comparative Topics
HUM 230 Topics in International Studies
HUM 250 Topics in European Literature [L]
HUM 330 Selected Topics in Global Cultures
HUM 360 International Studies Through Travel
IS 225 The World as a Total System
IS 226 Intercultural Sensitivity
IS 230 Topics in International Studies
IS 240 Caribbean Cultural Patterns
IS 245 Puerto Rico
IS 330 Selected Topics in Global Cultures
IS 360 International Studies Through Travel
IS 461
Topics in African Studies
IS 462
Topics in East Asian Studies
IS 463
Topics in European Studies
IS 464
Topics in Latin American Studies
IS 465
Topics in Middle East Studies
IS 490 Field Studies Abroad
IS 497 Seminar in International Studies
ITAL 125 Intermediate Italian I
ITAL 126 Intermediate Italian II
ITAL 225 Intermediate Italian III
ITAL 226 Italian Structure and Idiom
ITAL 304 Introduction to Italian Literature I [L]
ITAL 305 Introduction to Italian Literature II [L]
ITAL 315 Italian Civilization to 1861
ITAL 316 Italian Civilization from 1861 to the Present
ITAL 335 Advanced Composition and Diction
ITAL 336 Advanced Structure and Idiom
ITAL 441 Advanced Oral Practice
ITAL 470 14th-Century Italian Literature
ITAL 476 16th-Century Italian Literature
ITAL 488 Italian Life and Culture
JAPN 125 Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 126 Intermediate Japanese II
JAPN 225 Intermediate Japanese III
JAPN 226 Intermediate Japanese IV
JAPN 335 Japanese for Oral Expression I
JAPN 336 Japanese for Oral Expression II
JRN 370 Global News in Context
LAS 235 International Relations
LAS 282 Latin American History Since 1823
LAS 316 Latin American Civilization
LAS 375 Spanish American Literature I [L]
LAS 428 Cultures of Latin America
LAS 436 Spanish American Literature I
LAW 390 Topics in International Business Law
LING 230 The Study of Language
LTN 347 Latino/a Literature [L]
MATH 344 Mathematics in Diverse Cultures
MGT 321 International Management
MGT 395 Field Studies in International Business
MGT 462 International Human Resource Management
MGT 495 Seminar in International Business
MKT 321 International Marketing
MKT 495 Field Studies in International Marketing
ML 126 Intermediate Modern Language II
ML 200 Topics in Modern Language Studies
MUS 110 Listening to Classical Music
MUS 111 Music of the World's People
MUS 211 Ethnomusicology
MUS 235 Music History I
MUS 236 Music History II
MUS 335 Music History III
PES 345 Philosophy of War and Peace
PHIL 211 Global Justice
PHIL 250 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
PHIL 260 African Philosophy
PHIL 275 Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 332 The Age of Ideology
PHIL 345 Philosophy of War & Peace
PHIL 350
Philosophy East & West
PHIL 366 Existentialism
PHIL 376 Buddhist Philosophy
POL 125 Intermediate Polish I
POL 126 Intermediate Polish II
PS 104 The World's Political Systems
PS 235 International Relations
PS 336 West European Governments
PS 338 International Organization
PS 339 International Law
PS 345 International Terrorism
PS 380 International Conflict and Security
PS 420 Government and Politics of Latin America
PS 421 Government and Politics of Africa
PS 425 Asian Politics
PS 434 Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
PS 435 Russian and Eastern Europe
PSY 420 Cross-Cultural Psychology
REL 110 World Religions
REL 250 Japanese Religion
REL 256 Philosophy, Religion, and Spirituality
SET 490 Topics in International Field Studies
SOC 424 Genocide and the Modern World
SOC 426 Sociology of Revolution
SOC 428 Globalization and Its Discontents
SOC 494 Sociological Fields Abroad
SPAN 123 Basic Spanish Review
SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 128 Intensive Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 190 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I
SPAN 191 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II
SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III
SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV
SPAN 261 Business Spanish
SPAN 290 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I
SPAN 291 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II
SPAN 300 Literary Analysis
SPAN 304 Introduction to Spanish Literature I [L]
SPAN 305 Introduction to Spanish Literature II [L]
SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization
SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization
SPAN 335 Advanced Spanish for Oral Expression
SPAN 336 Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 375 Spanish American Literature I [L]
SPAN 376 Spanish American Literature II [L]
SPAN 441 Cross-Cultural Communication
SW 440 Social Work Practice with African Populations
SW 441 Social Work Practice with Latinos
SW 442 The Social Consequences of Immigration
TH 222 History of Fashion
WGSS 334 Women of Medieval Europe
WGSS 335 Women, Marriage, and Family in Early Modern Europe