The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Global Education Classes Spring 2021 (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 151 Literature & CultureHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
ANTRHO 100 Human NatureHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmHISTORY 131 Middle East History II
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesHISTORY 161 History of Africa Since 1500
ARCH 211 The CityHISTORY 281 Global History of Soccer
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 387 The Holocaust
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHONORS 201H Ideas That Change the World
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationJUDAIC 327 Jewish Food in Historical Perspective
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholJUDAIC 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJUDAIC  365 Anti-Semitism in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 387 The Holocaust
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 133 Intro to Science FictionMIDEAST190A Water Oil & Blood: Mid East/Glb Pol
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestMIDEAST 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaPOLISCI 346 Government & Politics of West Africa
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 357 International Organizations*
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
EDUC 229 International Education RES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
FILM-ST 391SF International SciFi CinemaSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
FRENCHST 353 African FilmSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
GEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human GeographySUSTCOMM 125  Global Cities & Global Issues
GEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental ChangeWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
GEOGRAPH 220 World Regional GeographyWGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureFILM-ST 391SF International SciFi Cinema
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmGEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental Change 
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CultureGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ARCH 211 The CityHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance - Modern ArtHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 115 China 1600-Present
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHISTORY 347 Traditional Japan
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHONORS 201 Ideas that Change to World
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
CHINESE 150 People and Languages of ChinaJAPANESE 197L Manga/Anime
CHINESE 241 Contemporary Chinese LiteratureJAPANESE 144 Japan Lit-Modern
CHINESE 394PI Chinese Popular CultureJAPANESE 197K Post War Japanese Fiction
CHINESE 432 Media ChineseJAPANESE 397E JapanThrough Afflictictions
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestPOLISCI 357 International Organizations*
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyRES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
COMP-LIT 285 Global CulturesRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
ECON 121 International EconomySUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentWGGS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
EDUC 229 International Education WGGS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture 

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureFILM-ST 391SF International SciFi Cinema
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleFILM-ST 397V Latin American Cinema
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesGEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental Change
ARCH 211 The CityGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance-Modern ArtHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHISTORY 281 Global History of Soccer
ART-HIST 329 LatinAm/US Latinx Art 1800-PresentHONORS 201H Ideas that Changed the World
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in Communication PHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
LINGUIST 101 People and their LanguagePOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryPOLISCI 255 Amer Foreign Policy
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyPOLISCI 277 Making a Global World
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldPOLISCI 345 Revolution & Nationalalism in Imperial Caribbean
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestPOLISCI 357 International Organizations*
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyRES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
ECON 121 International EconomySUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
EDUC 229 International Education WGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture 

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleGERMAN 376 The Holocaust
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ARCH 211 The CityHISTORY 131 Middle East History II
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance-Modern ArtHISTORY 281 History of Global Soccer
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 387 The Holocaust
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHONORS 201H Ideas That Change the World
ART-HIST 343 20th Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
ART-HIST 348 Islamic Art & Architecture IIJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesJUDAIC 327 Jewish Food in Historical Perspective
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationJUDAIC 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholJUDAIC 365 Anti-Semitism in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryJUDAIC 387 The Holocaust
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldMIDEAST 190A Water Oil & Blood:MdEast/Global Pol
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestMIDEAST 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
ECON 121 International EconomyRES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
EDUC 229 International Education SOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
FILM-ST 353 African FilmSUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
FILM-ST 391SF International SciFi Cinema292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
GEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human GeographyWGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational
GEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental Change 

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleGERMAN 270 From The Grimms to Disney
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmGERMAN 304 From Berlin to Hollywood
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesGERMAN 374 The First World War
ARCH 211 The CityGERMAN 376 The Holocaust
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance – Modern ArtGERMAN 379 Germany Today
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780-1880HISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHISTORY 241 The Irish Experience
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesHISTORY 281 Global History of Soccer
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 387 The Holocaust
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 201H Ideas That Change the World
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldJUDAIC 327 Jewish Food in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestJUDAIC 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesJUDAIC 365 Anti-Semitism in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyJUDAIC 387 The Holocaust
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 381 Self-Rlective Avant-Garde FilmPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
EDUC 229 International Education RES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
ENGLISH 363 Modern British DramaRUSSIAN 197S Russian Songs
ENGLISH 365 The Literature of IrelandSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
FILM-ST 391SF International SciFi CinemaSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
GEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human GeographySUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
GEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental ChangeWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
 WGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleGERMAN 270 From The Grimms to Disney
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmGERMAN 304 From Berlin to Hollywood
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesGERMAN 374 The First World War
ARCH 211 The CityGERMAN 376 The Holocaust
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance – Modern ArtGERMAN 379 Germany Today
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
ART-HIST 327 Contemporary ArtHISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780-1880HISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHISTORY 241 The Irish Experience
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesHISTORY 281 Global History of Soccer
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 387 The Holocaust
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholHONORS 201H Ideas That Change the World
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyJUDAIC 102 The Jewish Experience II
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldJUDAIC 327 Jewish Food in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestJUDAIC 344 Film and Society in Israel
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesJUDAIC 365 Anti-Semitism in Historical Perspective
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyJUDAIC 387 The Holocaust
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 381 Self-Rlective Avant-Garde FilmPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
ECON 121 International EconomyPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
EDUC 229 International Education RES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
ENGLISH 363 Modern British DramaRUSSIAN 197S Russian Songs
ENGLISH 365 The Literature of IrelandSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
FILM-ST 391SF International SciFi CinemaSOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
GEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human GeographySUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
GEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental ChangeWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
 WGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational

Updated on 10/27/20. 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 NatureFRENCHST 289 Paris Through the Centuries
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society & PeopleFRENCHST 397F Introduction to Science Fiction and Fantasy
ANTHRO 106 Culture Through FilmGEOGRAPH 102 Intro to Human Geography
ANTHRO 210 Economies & CulturesGEOGRAPH 110 Global Enviromental Change
ARCH 211 The CityGEOGRAPH 220 World Regional Geography
ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance - Modern ArtGERMAN 374 The First World War
ART-HIST 115 Visual Arts, Artists, and CulturesGERMAN 376 The Holocaust
ART-HIST 213 Venice: Art, History & EnviromentHISTORY 101 Western Thought since 1600
ART-HIST 323 European Art, 1780-1880HISTORY 111 World History since 1500
ART-HIST 343 20th C Arch: Socialism, Capitalism, GlobalizationHISTORY 112 Introduction to World Religions
ART-HIST 397V Vexed AntiquitiesHISTORY 281 Global History of Soccer
COMM 212 Cultural Codes in CommunicationHISTORY 308 French Revolution & Napoleon
COMM 297FA Spirit & Stories: Folklore of AlcoholHISTORY 387 The Holocaust
COMP-LIT 121 International Short StoryHONORS 201H Ideas That Change the World
COMP-LIT 122 Spiritual AutobiographyHONORS 252H Cross Cultural Prep Seminar
COMP-LIT 131 Brave New WorldITIALIAN 297K  Food, History, and Cultural Identity in Italy
COMP-LIT 141 Good and Evil, East and WestLINGUIST 101 People and their Language
COMP-LIT 144 War StoriesMUSIC 150 Lively Arts
COMP-LIT 233 International FantasyPHIL 336 Existential Philosophy
COMP-LIT 336 International Graphic NovelPOLISCI 111 Comparative Politics
COMP-LIT 350 International FilmPOLISCI 121 World Politics 
COMP-LIT 381 Self-Reflective Avant-Garde FilmRES-ECON 121 Hunger in the Global Economy
COMP-LIT 391SF International SciFi CinemaRES-ECON 262 Environmental Economics
ECON 121 International EconomyRES-ECON 397E Economic Development & the Environment
ECON 308 Political Economy of the EnvironmentSOCIOL 252 Intro to Human Rights
EDUC 229 International Education SOCIOL 321 Sociology of Religion
ENGLISH 132 Gender, Sexuality, Literature & CultureSUSTCOMM 125 Global Cities & Global Issues
FILM-ST 391SF International SciFi CinemaWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
FILM-ST 397A Alien EncountersWGSS 292C Cultural Politics/Pandemics
 WGSS 494TI Unthinking the Transnational

Updated on 10/27/20. 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.