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Approved Majors, Minors, and Courses

List of Approved Global and Foreign Language Majors and Minors

Offered as a Major or both Major and Minor:
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Art History
  • Chinese Studies
  • French
  • Italian Studies
  • Media Policy/Media Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Technology
  • Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • World Cultures and Literatures

Offered as a Minor or Specialization Only:

  • African American Studies
  • American Cultures
  • Arab Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Work
  • Film Studies
  • Finance-Global Energy Management Program (Specialization)
  • Food and Society
  • French for the Business Related Professions
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Studies
  • German
  • German Area Studies
  • Greek
  • India Studies
  • International and Global Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Medicine and Society
  • Mexican American Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Phronesis Politics and Ethics
  • Spanish for the Global Professions
  • U.S. Ethnic Studies
  • World Cities

List of Approved Global Courses

Students may only receive up to two points for global coursework (one point per global course for up to two global courses). The courses listed below have been approved by UH Global as global courses and are organized by College and Course Prefix. Global courses must be upper-division and have at least 25% global content. If you believe you have taken a course that has global content but it is not on the list, you may submit a copy of the syllabus to be reviewed. The courses marked with an asterisk are considered CORE courses. *Language, Philosophy, and Culture, *Creative Arts, *Social and Behavioral Sciences, and *Writing in Disciplines.

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Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

Architecture:

Interior Architecture:

  • INAR 3300: History of Interior Architecture

Katherine G McGovern College of the Arts

Art:

Art History:

  • ARTH 3311 – Greek Art
  • ARTH 3312 – Pre-Columbian Art *Writing in Disciplines
  • ARTH 3313 – Roman Art
  • ARTH 3314 – Latin American Art
  • ARTH 3315- History of Prints in the West
  • ARTH 3317 – Ancient Near Eastern Art
  • ARTH 3318 – Art and Architecture of India
  • ARTH 3325- 18th Century European Art
  • ARTH 3326- European Romanticism
  • ARTH 3327- Visual Culture of French Rev
  • ARTH 3328- Late 19th Century Art & Culture
  • ARTH 3333- Issues in Contemporary Design
  • ARTH 3378- Hist-19th Century Photography
  • ARTH 3379- History 20th & 21st Century Photo
  • ARTH 3380- 17th Century Dutch Art
  • ARTH 3382- Northern Renaissance
  • ARTH 3389- Italian Gothic Art and Patronage
  • ARTH 4310 – The Human Body in Non-Western Art
  • ARTH 4311- Medieval Arts, Artist, Patrons
  • ARTH 4314- Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
  • ARTH 4315- Reading Medieval Art
  • ARTH 4380- Museums & Problem of Display
  • ARTH 4381- Seminar on Rembrandt

Dance:

  • DAN 3310- Dance History I *Writing in Disciplines *Creative Arts

Music:

  • MUSI 3300-Listening to Music Masterworks *Creative Arts
  • MUSI 3301 – Listening to World Music *Creative Arts
  • MUSI 3303- Popular Music of the Americas Since 1840 *Writing in Disciplines
  • MUSI 3363- History of Music II
  • MUSI 3364- History of Music III
  • MUSI 4357- Music in the 17th Century
  • MUSI 4358- Music of Bach and Handel
  • MUSI 4360- Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
  • MUSI 4361- Music of the Romantic Period I
  • MUSI 4363- Music-Romantic Period II
  • MUSI 4364- Music in the 20th Century I
  • MUSI 4365- Music in the 20th Century II
  • MUSI 4397- Art Music in Latin America and the Caribbean

Theatre:

C.T. Bauer College of Business

Energy & Sustainability:

  • ENGR 4397- Energy, Society, and the Middle East

Finance:

  • FINA 4355- International Risk Management
  • FINA 4360- International Finance Management
  • FINA 4373- Petrochem & Refining Economics

International Business:

Management:

  • MANA 4348- Global Leadership
  • MANA 4350- International Management
  • MANA 4356- Managing Diversity

Marketing:

  • MARK 4363- International Marketing

Supply Chain Management:

  • SCM 4390- Supply Chain Strategy

College of Education

Cultural and Urban Studies:

Curriculum and Instruction:

  • CUIN 3302- Social Education
  • CUIN 3310- Bilingual Education

Human Development & Family Studies:

  • HDFS 4315 – Culture and Diversity in Human Development

Cullen College of Engineering

Industrial Engineering:

  • INDE 4315: Supply Chain Design Management

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

African American Studies:

  • AAS 3307- Africana Spirit Transformation in the Social Sciences
  • AAS 3330- African American Oral History
  • AAS 3348- African Americans and the Law
  • AAS 3350- Slavery and Race Relations
  • AAS 3354- AF Nationalist Thought Ethics/US
  • AAS 3356- Africana Thought & Philosophy
  • AAS 3379- Africana Oratory
  • AAS 4300- African Philosophy
  • AAS 4440- Model African Union Seminar

Anthropology:

Arab Studies:

Chinese Studies:

Classical Studies:

Communication:

Comparative Cultural Studies:

Economics:

English:

  • ENGL 3300 – Ancient and Classical Literature
  • ENGL 3302 – Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3304 - Chaucer
  • ENGL 3305 – English Renaissance
  • ENGL 3306 – Shakespeare: The Major Works *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ENGL 3309 – Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 3311- John Milton
  • ENGL 3312 – Literature of Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 3313 – Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama
  • ENGL 3315 – The Romantic Movement
  • ENGL 3316 – Literature of the Victorian Age
  • ENGL 3317 – The British Novel Before 1832
  • ENGL 3318 – The British Novel Since 1832
  • ENGL 3321 – Modern British Literature
  • ENGL 3322 – Contemporary Novel
  • ENGL 3324 – The Development of the Novel *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ENGL 3327- Masterpieces of British Literature to the Eighteenth Century *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ENGL 3328 – Masterpieces of British Literature from the Eighteenth Century *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ENGL 3345- Nobel Prize Winners in Lit
  • ENGL 3358 – Hong Kong Cinema
  • ENGL 3360 – Survey of African American Literature *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ENGL 3361- Mexican American Literature
  • ENGL 3363- Masterpieces of African American Fiction
  • ENGL 3364 – African American Poetry and Drama
  • ENGL 3365 – Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 3366- Jewish American Literature
  • ENGL 3368 – Caribbean Novels
  • ENGL 3369 – Caribbean Literatures
  • ENGL 3370- Modern Irish Literature
  • ENGL 3371- Contemporary Irish Literature
  • ENGL 4330- European Renaissance
  • ENGL 4332- Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 4360- Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 4364- Minorities in Lit
  • ENGL 4366 – Introduction to Folklore
  • ENGL 4367 – Documenting Community Culture
  • ENGL 4370 – Folktale
  • ENGL 4373- Film, Text, and Politics
  • ENGL 4374 – Film, Text, and Politics
  • ENGL 4380- Greek Classics in Translation
  • ENGL 4381 – Latin Classics in Translation
  • ENGL 4394 – Topics in the Historical Novel

French:

  • FREN 3316- Survey of French Culture and Civilization
  • FREN 3317-  Business French
  • FREN 3318 – History of French Cinema *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 3319- History of the French Cinema *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 3321 – Cinema of French-Speaking Africa *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 3322- Francophone African Cinema *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 3335 – French Popular Music
  • FREN 3362- Paris and Berlin Since 1800 *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 3364 – Writing Holocausts: The Literatures of Genocide *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • FREN 4301- Survey French Lit to 1800
  • FREN 4326-19th Century French Lit
  • FREN 4329- 20th Century French Novel
  • FREN 4332- Jung and French Literature
  • FREN 4334- Writing Across the Disciplines

Geography:

  • GEOG 3322- Geography of Eurasia
  • GEOG 3327 – Political Geography of Russia and the Commonwealth

German Area Studies:

  • GERM 3350 – Understanding the 20th Century through German Culture *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • GERM 3362 – Paris and Berlin since 1800 *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • GERM 3363 – Themes in German Drama *Creative Arts
  • GERM 3364 - Writing Holocausts *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • GERM 3369- World War I in Literature *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • GERM 3380- German Women Film Directors
  • GERM 3381 – History of German Cinema *Creative Arts
  • GERM 3384 – Fascism and German Cinema *Creative Arts
  • GERM 3385 – East German Cinema *Creative Arts
  • GERM 3386- Films of Fassbinder
  • GERM 3387- Films of Herzog
  • GERM 3388- Films of Wenders
  • GERM 3395 – Topics in German Cinema
  • GERM 4357 - German Literature 1890-1945
  • GERM 4359 – Germany since Reunification

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Studies:

  • GLBT 3396- Selected Topics in GLBT Studies

Hispanic Studies:

  • HISP 2373 – Spanish Culture and Civilization

History:

India Studies:

  • INDI 3355- Yoga and Philosophy
  • INDI 3356- Comparative Modernisms: The Global South
  • INDI 3372 - Indian Film: Bollywood & Beyond

Italian Studies:

  • ITAL 3301- Readings Italian Lit to 18th Century
  • ITAL 3302- Readings Italian Lit Since 18th Century
  • ITAL 3304 – Culture of Italy
  • ITAL 3305 – Italian Culture through Films *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ITAL 3306 – Italian Cinema *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ITAL 3307- Italian Renaissance *Writing in Disciplines
  • ITAL 3308 – Italian Heritage *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ITAL 3309- Women Writers & Filmmakers *Writing in Disciplines
  • ITAL 3335 – Survey of Italian Literature *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ITAL 3336 – Survey of Italian Literation in Translation *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • ITAL 3345- Theatre in Italy
  • ITAL 3346- Theatre in Italy
  • ITAL 3397- Women Writers and Filmmakers of Modern and Postmodern Italy
  • ITAL 3396- Selected Top- Italian Language, Culture & Literature
  • ITAL 4304- Italian Culture in Translation
  • ITAL 4307-  Italian Renaissance
  • ITAL 4308- Dante and His World *Writing in Disciplines

Jewish Studies:

  • JWST 3373 – Jews in the Ancient World
  • JWST 3374- Jewish Film
  • JWST 3384- Jewish Women Biography
  • JWST 3397 – Women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Latin American Studies:

Mexican American Studies:

  • MAS 3340- Mexican American Urban Communities *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • MAS 3341 – Mexican American Experience Through Film
  • MAS 3342- Mexican Immigration to the U.S. *Writing in Disciplines
  • MAS 3343—Latino Psychology
  • MAS 3395- Selected Topics Mexican American Study

Nutrition:

  • NUTR 4353- Cultural Competency for Nutrition Professionals

Philosophy:

  • PHIL 3304- History of 17th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3358- Classics in History of Ethics
  • PHIL 3371 – Depiction, Narration, and Critical Theory
  • PHIL 3377- Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 3382- Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 3383- History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 3386- 19th Century Philosophy

Political Science:

Psychology:

Religious Studies:

Russian Studies:

  • RUSS 3303 – Third-Year Conversation and Composition
  • RUSS 3304 – Post-Soviet Russia
  • RUSS 3306 – Third-Year Literacy Readings
  • RUSS 3307 – Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema
  • RUSS 3398 – Special Problems
  • RUSS 4398 – Independent Study

Sociology:

Spanish:

Vietnamese Studies:

  • VIET 3300 – The Global Vietnamese Diaspora
  • VIET 3331 – Introduction to Vietnamese Culture: Modernity and Media of Imagining

World Cultures & Literatures:

  • WCL 3341- Early Islamic Society
  • WCL 3346 – Terrorism: Past and Present
  • WCL 3351 – Introduction to Latino Cultural Studies *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • WCL 3355 – Female Divinities
  • WCL 3362- U.S. Latino Literature
  • WCL 3364- World TV
  • WCL 3365 – World Fiction & Reportage
  • WCL 3366- Latin American and Latino Film *Creative Arts
  • WCL 3367- National Cinema in Global Perspective
  • WCL 3368- Pop Cultures and World Media
  • WCL 3371- Cities in Film and Arts
  • WCL 3372- Indian Film: Bollywood and Beyond
  • WCL 3373- Gender and Sexuality in Film
  • WCL 3376- Visual Stories- Local & Global
  • WCL 3377 – The Modern Middle East: Literature, Politics, and Ideas *Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • WCL 3380- American Jewish Culture
  • WCL 3381- Global Representations of Aids
  • WCL 3382- Global Queer Culture
  • WCL 3384- Jewish Women Biography
  • WCL 3392- Intro Latin American Cultural Studies
  • WCL 3397- Selected Topics in WCL
  • WCL 4301 – Culture and Communication: Methods in Linguistic Anthropology
  • WCL 4351 - Frames of Modernity I- History of Ideas from 1780-1940 *Writing in Disciplines
  • WCL 4352 - Frames of Modernity II - Postmodernity and Globalization *Writing in Disciplines 
  • WCL 4353 - Frames of Modernity III: Classics and Modernity
  • WCL 4356- World Film and Film Theory *Writing in Disciplines
  • WCL 4362- Latin American & Latino Literatures
  • WCL 4364- North-Central European Drama
  • WCL 4365- World Documentary Film *Writing in Disciplines
  • WCL 4367- Voices from Exile and Diaspora *Writing in Disciplines
  • WCL 4374- Sex and Gender in Antiquity
  • WCL 4378- Cultures of Dissent
  • WCL 4379 – Critical Theory and Globalization
  • WCL 4380- Jewish Expulsion from Spain
  • WCL 4381- Latin Amer. & Latino Cultural Studies
  • WCL 4394- Sexuality in Latino Culture
  • WCL 4396- Selected Topics in WCL

Honors College

Energy & Sustainability:

  • ENRG 3310 – Introduction to Energy and Sustainability

Honors:

  • HON 3397 – Russian History Through Literature
  • HON 4360 – Capstone Seminar on Globalization
  • HON 4390- Antiquity Revisited

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management:

  • HRMA 3371 – Multicultural Etiquette
  • HRMA 4374 – French Culture and Tourism
  • HRMA 4375 – French Wine Production
  • HRMA 4376 – Japanese Lodging Industry
  • HRMA 4377 – Japanese Culture and Tourism
  • HRMA 4388 – Managing Diversity in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRMA 4397 – Selected Topics in Hospitality Management

College of Technology

Human Resource Development:

  • HRD 3350- Global Human Resource Development

Supply Chain and Logistics Technology:

  • SCLT 3340- Geography for GSC
  • SCLT 3375- Maritime Operations
  • SCLT 3376- Global Trade Intermediaries
  • SCLT 3384- Logistics Technology and Processes
  • SCLT 3385- Transport Economics and Policy
  • SCLT 3389- Transportation Law
  • SCLT 4312- Inventory and Materials Handling
  • SCLT 4375- Global Supply Chain
  • SCLT 4389- Practicum in Supply Chain & Logistics Technology

There currently aren’t any approved global courses for these colleges:

  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Nursing

List of Approved Language Courses

The language courses below are listed by main areas according to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Language Courses

  • ARAB 2301 – Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARAB 2302 – Intermediate Arabic II
  • ARAB 2307 – Arabic for Native Speakers I
  • ARAB 2308 – Arabic for Native Speakers II
  • ARAB 3301 – Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I
  • ARAB 3302 – Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II
  • ARAB 3304 – Oral Communication in Arabic
  • CHNS 2207 – Conversational Chinese I
  • CHNS 2208 – Conversational Chinese II
  • CHNS 2301 – Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHNS 2302 – Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHNS 3301 – Advanced Mandarin Chinese I
  • CHNS 3302 – Advanced Mandarin Chinese II
  • CHNS 3304 – Business Chinese
  • CHNS 4301 – Public Speaking in Chinese
  • CHNS 4302 – Integrated Chinese
  • FREN 2301 – Intermediate French I
  • FREN 2302 – Intermediate French II
  • FREN 3311 – French Phonetics
  • FREN 3312 – Oral Communication
  • FREN 3313 – Advanced Grammar and Composition I
  • FREN 3314 – Advanced Grammar and Composition II
  • FREN 3315 – Practical Translation
  • FREN 4313 – Advanced Translation
  • FREN 4317 – Advanced Business French
  • GERM 2111 – Intermediate Conversational German I
  • GERM 2112 – Intermediate Conversational German II
  • GERM 2331 – Intermediate German I
  • GERM 2332 – Intermediate German II
  • GERM 3111 – Advanced Conversational German I
  • GERM 3112 – Advanced Conversational German II
  • GERM 3330 – Reading German Texts
  • GERM 3333 –German Conversation and Composition I
  • GERM 3334 –German Conversation and Composition II
  • GERM 4329 – Advanced Translation
  • GREK 2301 – Intermediate Greek I
  • GREK 2302 – Intermediate Greek II
  • GREK 2305 – Intermediate Modern Greek I
  • GREK 2306 – Intermediate Modern Greek II
  • HIND 2301 – Intermediate Hindi I
  • HIND 2302 – Intermediate Hindi II
  • ITAL 2101 – Intermediate Italian Conversation I
  • ITAL 2102 – Intermediate Italian Conversation II
  • ITAL 2301 – Second-Year Italian I
  • ITAL 2302 – Second-Year Italian II
  • ITAL 3303 – Italian Conversation and Composition
  • JPNS 2501 – Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPNS 2502 – Intermediate Japanese II
  • LATN 2301 – Intermediate Latin I
  • LATN 2302 – Intermediate Latin II
  • RUSS 2301 – Second-Year Russian I
  • RUSS 2302 – Second-Year Russian II
  • SPAN 2301 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2302 – Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 2307 – Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Learners I
  • SPAN 2308 – Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Learners II
  • SPAN 2605 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish for Honors
  • SPAN 2610 – Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 3301 – Spanish Oral Communication for Critical Thinking
  • SPAN 3302 – Advanced Spanish for Non-Heritage Learners
  • SPAN 3305 – Spanish Grammar Review
  • SPAN 3306 – Intro to the Study of the Spanish Language
  • SPAN 3307 – Public Speaking in Spanish
  • SPAN 3308 – Written Communication for Hispanic Heritage Learners
  • SPAN 3312 – Fundamentals of English/Spanish Translation
  • SPAN 3343 – Spanish for the Health Professions
  • VIET 2301 – Intermediate Vietnamese I
  • VIET 2302 – Intermediate Vietnamese II

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s a list of offices and organizations located in Houston that have a global-focus and provide internship and/or volunteer opportunities for UH students. Students may earn 2 points towards the intercultural activities- leadership category by submitting proof of the internship or volunteer position with any of the following offices. Please ask your supervisor to send us a letter or email confirming your name, position, and duration.  

We would also approve internships at a multinational corporation with an international business focus or any other office where you interact with international populations. If you feel that an organization or office should be added to the list or if you want to request to earn points for an internship or volunteer experience not on this list, please submit documentation for approval.