Intercultural Perspectives

(3 hours minimum)

Intercultural Perspectives courses prepare students for effective citizenship in diverse multicultural societies in the US and beyond. In these courses, students will recognize new perspectives about their own cultural rules and biases by:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the ways marginalized and dominant groups define and express themselves, and the contexts in which these definitions are constructed; and/or
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how such global forces as imperialism, colonialism, religion, globalization, capitalism, and socialism have shaped ideas, groups, institutions, and/or the natural environment; and/or
  • Demonstrating an understanding of theories addressing notions of race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, ethnicity, nationalism, intersectionality and other socially constructed categories.

The Intercultural Perspectives Requirement is new to the entering class of 2015 and courses are being continually added to the list of approved offerings.  For a comprehensive and current list of approved courses see the liberal education web site:

Courses currently approved for the Intercultural Perspectives requirement include courses designated as meeting the diversity requirement of the Farmer School of Business and are listed below. A student cannot apply a single course to both the Foundation and the Intercultural Perspectives requirement.

Intercultural Perspective Courses

AAA 201Introduction to Asian/ Asian American Studies3
AAA/ENG/FST 249Asian & Asian American Cinema3
AAA/ENG/WGS 351Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian/America3
AMS 205Introduction to American Cultures3
AMS 207America: Global and Intercultural Perspectives3
AMS/FST/ITL 222Italian American Culture3
AMS/REL 241Religions of the American Peoples3
AMS 301American Identities3
AMS 302Immigrant America3
AMS 305American Icons3
AMS/REL 342Religious Pluralism in Modern America4
AMS/ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
AMS/HST/WGS 382Women in American History3
AMS/HST/WGS 392Sex and Gender in American Culture3
ARC 427/ARC 527The American City Since 19403
ART/AMS 183Images of America3
ASO 201Introduction to Applied Social Research3
ATH 185Cultural Diversity in the U.S.3
ATH 304Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives3
ATH 313Latin American Archaeology3
ATH 426Field Research4-6
ATH/CLS 431Archaeology of Power3
BIS/EGS 305Integrative Writing in Global Contexts3
BWS/HST 221African-American History3
BWS 248African-American Experience3
BWS/SOC 348Race and Ethnic Relations3
BWS/FSW/SOC 362Family Poverty3
BWS/HST 386Race in U.S. Society3
BWS/ENG/WGS 432Feminism and the Diaspora: U.S. Women of Color3
CEC 266Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music3
CIT 448Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology3
CMR 244Introduction to Global Business3
CMR 402Cross Cultural Leadership Skills3
CRE 151Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies3
DST/EDP/SOC 272Introduction to Disability Studies3
DST/EDP/SOC/WGS 375(Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identity and Pride from Practice3
ECO 131Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America3
ECO 356Poverty and Income Distribution3
EDL 203Introduction to Critical Youth Studies3
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDL/AAA 334Transnational Youth Cultures3
EDT 205Race, Cultural Diversity, and Equity in Education3
EDT 225Family School and Community Connections3
EGS 305Integrative Writing in Global Contexts3
ENG 163Literature and Travel3
ENG/DST 169Disability and Literature3
ENG 202Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change3
ENG/WGS 232Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG/AMS 246Native American Literature3
ENG/AAA/AMS 248Asian American Literature3
ENG/LAS 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 263Literature and Medicine3
ENG/BWS 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG/BWS 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG/BWS 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG/FST/WGS 356Women and Gender in Film3
ENG 386Studies in Drama and Performance3
ENG/WGS 435Queer Theory3
ENG/BWS/WGS 437Black Feminist Theory3
ENG/DST 494/EDP 489Disability in Global and Local Contexts3
FST/IDS 206Diversity and Culture in American Film3
FST 282Sexualities and Film3
FSW 206Social Welfare Policies & Programs4
FSW/WGS 361Couple Relationships: Diversity and Change3
FSW/BWS/SOC 362Family Poverty3
GEO 201Geography of Urban Diversity3
GEO/WGS 302Geography and Gender3
GEO/WGS 309Native American Women3
GEO/WGS 436Women, Gender, and the Environment3
GEO 455Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America3
GER 151The German-American Experience3
GER/FST 261German Film in Global Context3
GIC 228Cuba In Transition6
GIC 301Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging3
GTY 260Global Aging3
GTY 310Opening Minds through Art (OMA) Leadership Experience2
GTY/SOC 318Social Forces and Aging3
HST/LAS 260Latin America in the United States3
HST 372Native American History since 18403
IDS 159Strength Through Cultural Diversity3
IDS 259Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma3
or HST 259 Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
IMS 384Rhetoric of Games3
ITS 201Introduction to International Studies3
KNH 214Global Well-Being3
KNH 279African Americans in Sport3
KNH/WGS 475Women, Gender Relations, and Sport3
LAS 208/ATH 206Introduction to Latin America3
LAS/AMS 315Latin American Diaspora: Communities, Conditions and Issues3
LAS/BWS/WGS/ATH 325Identity, Race, Gender, Class3
MAC/WGS 461Gender, Sexuality and Media3
MGT 304Cross Cultural Management3
MGT 402/MGT 502Employment Law3
MUS/AMS 285Introduction to African American Music3
MUS/WGS 287Enter the Diva: Women in Music3
MUS 385The Roots of Black Music: Blues, Gospel and Soul3
MUS/AMS 386The History and Development of Hip Hop Culture in America3
NSG 430Community Health Nursing4
POL 142American Politics and Diversity3
PSY/AAA 210Psychology Across Cultures3
PSY 325Psychology of Prejudice and Minority Experience3
REL/WGS 313Marriage Across Cultures3
SJS/SOC 165Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS 215EMPOWER I: Educational and Economic Justice and Service-Learning3
SJS/SOC 487Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights3
SOC/WGS 203Sociology of Gender3
SOC 362Family Poverty3
SOC/GIC 421Critical Race and Post-Colonial Studies3
SOC/SJS/GIC 487Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights3
SPA/DST 312Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues3
SPN 322Issues Affecting Hispanic Health Care in the U.S.3
STC 436Intercultural Communication3
WGS 201Introduction to Women's Studies3
WGS 202Introduction to GLBT Studies3
WGS 301Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality3