The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Global Education Classes Fall 2020 (Regional Option)

The Global Education Requirement pertains only to SBS Bachelor of Arts majors who entered UMass prior to the Fall 2018 semester. Courses used to satisfy Gen Ed requirements or Primary Major requirements MAY NOT be used for Global Education. 

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers the following list of Global Education concentrations with approved classes for each listed below.

For additional information, please call us at (413) 577-1057, or stop by our office at 128 Thompson Hall. 
 

African Studies Region

Asian Studies Region

Latin American Studies Region

Middle Eastern Studies Region

Northern European Studies Region

Eastern European Studies Region

Southern European Studies Region

 

African Studies Region

Languages: Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Swahili (all courses taught in these languages)

AFROAM 101 Introduction to Black StudiesENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture
AFROAM 151 Literature & CultureENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP) Van Meter
ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFILM-ST 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 161 History of Africa Since 1500
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMM 340 History of Film I*HONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyLEGAL 397LM Islamic Law & Society
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelMIDEAST 362 Religion & Politics in Early Modern Middle East
COMP-LIT 261 Modern Arabic LiteratureMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 319 Representing the HolocaustNUTRITN 578 International Nutrition
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice IPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 343 Government & Politics of East Africa*
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentSOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietySOCIOL 271 The Global City
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
EDUC 229 International EducationSTOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
 WGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 Asian Studies

 Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP) Van Meter
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFILM-ST 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyFILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ASIAN-ST 397B Bridging Asian and Asian American GenerationsGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
CHINESE 136 Introduction to Chinese CinemaHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
CHINESE 140 Chinese Script IHISTORY 116 History of Japan
CHINESE 394WI Women in Chinese CulturesHISTORY 117 Science & Society in Modern China
CHINESE 397F Chinese Science Fiction in TranslationHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHONORS 251H International Issues* (dept consent required)
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholJAPANESE 135 Japanese Art & Culture
COMM 340 History of Film I*JAPANESE 140 Introduction to Religion in Japan
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorJAPANESE 235 Performing Arts of Japan
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJAPANESE 391M Queer Japan in Literature & Culture
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 133 Intro to Science FictionLEGAL 397LM Islamic Law & Society
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmNUTRITN 578 International Nutrition 
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice IPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietySOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesSOCIOL 271 The Global City
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
 STOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
 WGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses
 
  

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 

Latin American Studies

Languages: Portuguese and Spanish (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFILM-ST 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFILM-ST 397G Contemporay Hispanic Cinema
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ANTHRO 494BI Global BodiesGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentHISTORY 120 Latin America: The Colonial Period
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 121 Modern Latin America
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHISTORY 220 Capitalism & its Alternatives in Latin America
COMM 340 History of Film I*HISTORY 359 Modern Brazil
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryHONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 170 Introduction to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice INUTRITN 578 International Nutrition
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 245 Government & Politics of the English-Speaking Caribbean
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietyPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSOCIOL 271 The Global City
ENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP)SOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
ENGLISH 491AS The Arabian Nights in World LiteratureSOCIOL 288 Introduction to Latin American Societies
 STOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
 WGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 

Middle Eastern Studies

Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFILM-ST 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMM 340 History of Film I*JUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorJUDAIC 319 Representing the Holocaust
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJUDAIC 320 Jewish Humor
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 383 Women, Gender & Judaism
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLEGAL 397LM Islamic Law & Society
COMP-LIT 234 Myth, Folktale & Children's LiteratureLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 261 Modern Arabic LiteratureLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 319 Representing the HolocaustMIDEAST 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmNUTRITN 578 International Nutrition
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice IPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietySOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesSOCIOL 271 The Global City
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSTOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
ENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP)WGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses
ENGLISH 319 Representing the Holocaust 
 

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 

Northern European Studies

Languages: Dutch, German & Swedish (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFILM-ST 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780 - 1880GERMAN 270 From The Grimms to Disney
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentGERMAN 323 Modern German History
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationGERMAN 363 Witches: Myth and Reality
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
COMM 340 History of Film I*HISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
COMM 494BI Countercultural Films*HISTORY 323 Modern German History
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorHonors 201H Ideas That Change the World
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryHONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldJUDAIC 319 Representing the Holocaust
COMP-LIT 133 Intro to Science FictionJUDAIC 383 Women, Gender, Judaism
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 234 Myth, Folktale & Children's LiteratureLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 319 Representing the HolocaustMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationMUSIC 301 History of Music 1700 - 1900 (pre-req: MUSIC 101)
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmNUTRITION 578  International Nutrition 
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice IPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler 
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietySCANDIN 250 Hans Christian Andersen and His World
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesSOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 271 The Global City
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
ENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP)STOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
ENGLISH 319 Representing the HolocaustSTPEC 189 Introduction to Radical Social Theory
ENGLISH 365 The Literature of IrelandWGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses
 

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 

Eastern European Studies

Languages: Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFILM-ST 197FA Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780 - 1880GEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMM 340 History of Film I*HONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMM 494BI Countercultural Films*JUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorJUDAIC 319 Representing the Holocaust
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJUDAIC 383 Women, Gender & Judaism 
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 385 Jews of Eastern Europe
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 133 Intro to Science FictionLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 319 Representing the HolocaustMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationMUSIC 301 History of Music 1700 - 1900 (pre-req: MUSIC 101)
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice INutrition 578 International Nutrition
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietyPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSOCIOL 271 The Global City
ENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP) Van MeterSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
ENGLISH 319 Representing the HolocaustSTOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
 WGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses
 

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.

 

Southern European Studies

Languages: French, Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish (all courses taught in these languages)

ANTHRO 100 Human Nature (RAP) GormanFOOD-SCI 102 World Food Habits
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and PeopleFRENCHST 350 French Film
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and CommunicationFRENCHST 397K Sci-fi French Cinema
ANTHRO 208 Human EcologyGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ART-HIST 118 History of Architecture and the Built EnvironmentGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780 - 1880HISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
ART-HIST 324 Modern Art, 1880 - PresentHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHONORS 201H Ideas that Change the World 
COMM 297FA Spirit and Stories: The Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 251H International Issues* (department consent required)
COMM 340 History of Film I*ITALIAN 285 Intro to Italian Culture
COMM 494BI Countercultural Films*ITALIAN 350 Italian Film
COMP-LIT 100 International HorrorJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJUDAIC 319 Representing the Holocaust
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 320  Jewish Humor
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldJUDAIC 383 Women, Gender & Judaism 
COMP-LIT 133 Intro to Science FictionLABOR 204 Labor & the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 141 Good & Evil: East - WestLEGAL 375 Human Rights & Wrongs*
COMP-LIT 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time TravelLEGAL 397LM Islamic Law & Society
COMP-LIT 319 Representing the HolocaustLEGAL 432 Environmental Justice*
COMP-LIT 337 International History of AnimationLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 383 Narrative Avant-Garde FilmMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 481 Interpreting & Translation Research & Practice IMUSIC 301 History of Music 1700 - 1900 (pre-req: MUSIC 101)
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 305 Marxian EconomicsPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentPOLISCI 252 Globalization, Governance, & World Order
ECON 321 International Monetary TheoryPOLISCI 356 International Law*
ECON 348 The Political Economy of WomenPOLISCI 383 Energy Policy*
ECON 366 Economic DevelopmentPOLISCI 391PC Immigration Politics and Policy
ECON 394FI Finance & SocietyRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy (RAP) Wheeler
EDUC 218 Hip Hop Nation & Literacy PracticesSOCIOL 204 Labor & The Global Economy
EDUC 229 International EducationSOCIOL 271 The Global City
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSOCIOL 283 Gender & Society
ENGLISH 144 World Literature in English (RAP)STOCKSCH 281 Topics in Herbalism (2 credits)
ENGLISH 319 Representing the HolocaustWGSS 201 Gender and Difference: Critical Analyses
FILM-ST 170 Intro to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel 
FILM-ST 383 Narrative Avant-Garde Film 
FILM-ST 397G Contemporary Hispanic Cinema 
 

Updated on 3.25.20. Course offerings are subject to change.

*Some courses may be restricted to majors only or may require instructor consent. Please check SPIRE for more information.