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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:
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Art History
  • Chinese Studies
  • French
  • 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:

  • American Cultures
  • Arab Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Work
  • Energy and Sustainability 
  • 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
  • Global Engagement & Research 
  • Global & Intercultural Communication 
  • Greek
  • Hispanic Journalism & Media
  • India Studies
  • International and Global Studies (no longer offered)
  • Italian 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 a maximum of 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. If you believe you have taken an upper-division course that has at least 25% global or multicultural content but it is not on the list, you may submit a syllabus to be reviewed.

Check here to see if any global course below is a CORE course according to the most updated UH undergraduate catalog: www.uh.edu/academics/corecurriculum 

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Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

Architecture:

  • ARCH 3329 - Architecture of the Three Faiths of Abraham: Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques
  • ARCH 3341 - Contemporary Japanese Architecture
  • ARCH 3343 – Latin American Architecture
  • ARCH 3353 – Architecture of Middle Ages
  • ARCH 3356 – City as Palimpsest: Paris
  • ARCH 3358 – History of Asian Arch and Art
  • ARCH 3397- The Design of Cities: Social Aspects
  • ARCH 3397- Synagogues, Churches, and Mosques
  • ARCH 4373- Urban Environments
  • ARCH 4374 – World Cities

Interior Architecture:

  • INAR 3300: History of Interior Architecture

Katherine G McGovern College of the Arts

Art:

  • ART 4381 – Pursuing Utopia

Art History:

  • ARTH 3311 – Greek Art
  • ARTH 3312 – Pre-Columbian Art 
  • 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- History 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 

Music:

  • MUSI 3300-Listening to Music Masterworks 
  • MUSI 3301 – Listening to World Music 
  • MUSI 3303- Popular Music of the Americas Since 1840 
  • 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:

  • THEA 3335 – History of the Theatre I  (Antiquity to Early Modern Era)
  • THEA 3336 – History of the Theatre II  (18th century to the Present)
  • THEA 3369- Acting Shakespeare I
  • THEA 3370- Acting Shakespeare II

C.T. Bauer College of Business

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

International Business:

  • INTB 3354 – Introduction to Global Business (*No Longer Offered After Fall 2019)
  • INTB 3355 – Global Environment of Business
  • INTB 3361- Global Engagement and Research 
  • INTB 4397- Selected Topics in INB

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

Asian American Studies

  • AAMS 3310- Asian American in Popular Culture
  • AAMS 3315- Asian American Migration and Transnationalism
  • AAMS 3325- Asian American Cinema
  • AAMS 4300- Asian American Cultures and Communities
  • AAMS 4320- Asian American Literature
  • AAMS 4321- Vietnamese American Community and Ethnography
  • AAMS 4322- Ethnography and Asian American Community
  • AAMS 4397- Selected Topics in Asian American Studies

Cultural and Urban Studies:

  • CUST 3320- Multicultural Environments
  • CUST 4300 – Asian American Cultures

Curriculum and Instruction:

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

Health Education:

  • HLT 3380: Culture & Health

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 3301- Hip Hop History and Culture
  • AAS 3307- Africana Spirit Transformation in the Social Sciences
  • AAS 3310- Afr American Experience Through Theatre
  • AAS 3330- African American Oral History
  • AAS 3340- African American Sociolinguistics 
  • AAS 3348- African Americans and the Law
  • AAS 3349- African Americans, Politics, and Legal Studies
  • 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 4330- The Black Church in America
  • AAS 4370- Seminar in African American Studies
  • AAS 4373- Black Leaders of 20th Century 
  • AAS 4440- Model African Union Seminar

Anthropology:

  • ANTH 3304 – Demographic Anthropology
  • ANTH 3305- Psych Anthropology
  • ANTH 3306- Sex & Culture 
  • ANTH 3312- Mexican-American Culture
  • ANTH 3313- Brown Girls, Brown Stories: Black Female Protagonists in Novels & Films
  • ANTH 3316 – Society and Culture of India
  • ANTH 3320 - Ritual & Performance 
  • ANTH 3324 – Peoples and Culture of Latin America
  • ANTH 3335 – Black Atlantic Religions
  • ANTH 3336 – Caribbean Societies and Cultures
  • ANTH 3338 – Peoples of Africa
  • ANTH 3341 – Cultural Ecology
  • ANTH 3342 – Food and Culture
  • ANTH 3347 – Anthropology of Women
  • ANTH 3348 – Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 3350 – Women, Health and Culture
  • ANTH 3351- Politics of Healthcare and the Latino Community
  • ANTH 3363 – Race and Anthropology
  • ANTH 3364 – Disease in Antiquity
  • ANTH 3365 - Principles and Practices of Global Engagement
  • ANTH 3375 – North American Archaeology 
  • ANTH 3377 – Archaeology of Central America
  • ANTH 3378- Archaeology of Historic North America
  • ANTH 3381 – Global Hinduism 
  • ANTH 4301 – Language and Cultural Cognition
  • ANTH 4310 - Theories of Culture
  • ANTH 4337 – Anthropology of the Life Cycle
  • ANTH 4340 – Anthropology Through Literature
  • ANTH 4342 – Anthropology of Wine
  • ANTH 4354 - Social Theory from the Global South
  • ANTH 4360- Citizenship & Political Culture
  • ANTH 4361 - Migration, Borders, Citizenship
  • ANTH 4363 - Race, Racialization, and the Politics of Culture
  • ANTH 4372 – Maya Archaeology
  • ANTH 4373 – Aztec Archaeology  
  • ANTH 4377 – Archaeology of the African Diaspora
  • ANTH 4384 – Anthropology of HIV

Arab Studies:

  • ARAB 3305 – Introduction to Arabic Culture, Language, and Islam
  • ARAB 3306 – Introduction to Arabic Culture, Language, and Islam
  • ARAB 3312 – Introduction to Arabic Literature in Translation
  • ARAB 3313 – Qur'an as Literature
  • ARAB 3314 – Women and Gender in Arabic Literature 
  • ARAB 3340 – Modernity and Rationalism in Islamic Tradition 
  • ARAB 3377 - Energy, Society, and the Middle East 

Chinese Studies:

  • CHNS 3305- Survey of Chinese Literature
  • CHNS 3342 - Tales of East Asian Cities
  • CHNS 3343 - Chinese Popular Culture
  • CHNS 3344 - Modern and Contemporary Global Chinese Literature
  • CHNS 3346 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Contemporary China
  • CHNS 3350 – Chinese Culture Through Films
  • CHNS 3352 – Chinese Culture and Society Through Modern Literature 
  • CHNS 3354 – Chinese Culture and Language
  • CHNS 3359 - Chinese Culture Through History 
  • CHNS 3360 – A Look Into Modern China 
  • CHNS 3396- Selected Topics
  • CHNS 4396- Selected Topics

Classical Studies:

  • CLAS 3307 – Greek and Roman Myths of Heroes 
  • CLAS 3308 – Myths and Cult of the Greek Gods 
  • CLAS 3341- The Roman Republic
  • CLAS 3345 – Myth and Performance in Greek Tragedy 
  • CLAS 3350 – Law & Society in Roman Empire
  • CLAS 3371- Ancient Comedy & Its Influence
  • CLAS 3373- Ancient Satire & Its Influence
  • CLAS 3366 – The Trojan War 
  • CLAS 3374 – Women in the Ancient World 
  • CLAS 3375 – Roman, Jew, and Christian: The Politics and Sociology of Religion in the First Century A.D.
  • CLAS 3380- Epic Masculinity
  • CLAS 3381- From Homer to Hollywood 
  • CLAS 3397- Selected Topics Greek & Roman Civilizations
  • CLAS 4305 – Fifth-Century Athens: Readings in Intellectual, Literary, and Political History 
  • CLAS 4350- Age of Augustus
  • CLAS 4353 – Classics and Modernity: The Uses of Antiquity in Modern and Postmodern Contexts
  • CLAS 4370 – Comparative Epic
  • CLAS 4374 – Sex and Gender in Antiquity
  • CLAS 4375- Gender and Race in Greek Myths
  • CLAS 4380- Greek Classics in Translation
  • CLAS 4381 – Latin Classics in Translation 

Communication:

  • COMM 3304- Multicultural Health Communication
  • COMM 3312- Future of Global Journalism
  • COMM 3322 - Latino Journalism
  • COMM 3370 – History of Cinema
  • COMM 3372 – Gender and Media
  • COMM 3375 - International Communication
  • COMM 4302 - Latinx Media Studies
  • COMM 4314 – Social Issues in Journalism
  • COMM 4357 - Intercultural Communication and Organizations
  • COMM 4370 – Social Aspects of Film
  • COMM 4372 – Media, Power, and Society
  • COMM 4373 - Intercultural Public Relations
  • COMM 4375 – Propaganda and Mass Communication
  • COMM 4378 – Social Impact of Information Technology
  • COMM 4386 - Reporting on Immigration, Hispanics, and Data
  • COMM 4388 - Media, Hispanics, and Development
  • COMM 4389 - Media for Social Justice: Digital Media & Activism in Latin America & Houston

Communication Disorders:

  • COMD 3301 - History and Culture of the American Deaf Community 

Comparative Cultural Studies:

  • CCS 3350 – Brazilian Cultures and Their Histories
  • CCS 3351 – African Religious Practices in the Americas
  • CCS 3393 – Comparative Indigenous Cultures
  • CCS 4398 - Independent Study in Comparative Cultural Studies

Economics:

  • ECON 3340 – Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 3341 – Russian and Chinese Transformation
  • ECON 3342 - Global Issues in Economic Development
  • ECON 3344 – History of Economic Doctrines 
  • ECON 3347- Capital Market Economics
  • ECON 3348 - Food, Population, Agriculture, and the Environment
  • ECON 3351 – Economics of Development
  • ECON 3355 – Economic Development of Asia
  • ECON 3361 - Economics of Globalization
  • ECON 3363 – Environmental Economics
  • ECON 3385 – Economics of Energy
  • ECON 4335- Economic Growth Theory
  • ECON 4368- International Monetary Eco
  • ECON 4370- International Trade
  • ECON 4372- Economics of Education
  • ECON 4378- Chinese Economy

English:

  • ENGL 3300 – Ancient and Classical Literature
  • ENGL 3302 – Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3304 - Chaucer
  • ENGL 3305 – English Renaissance
  • ENGL 3306 – Shakespeare: The Major Works 
  • 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 
  • ENGL 3327- Masterpieces of British Literature to the Eighteenth Century 
  • ENGL 3328 – Masterpieces of British Literature from the Eighteenth Century 
  • ENGL 3345- Nobel Prize Winners in Lit
  • ENGL 3349 - Native American Literature
  • ENGL 3358 – Hong Kong Cinema
  • ENGL 3360 – Survey of African American Literature 
  • 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 3367- Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • ENGL 3368 – Caribbean Novels
  • ENGL 3369 – Caribbean Literatures
  • ENGL 3370- Modern Irish Literature
  • ENGL 3371- Contemporary Irish Literature
  • ENGL 3379- African Literature
  • ENGL 3380- Modern Indian Literature
  • ENGL 4303- Teaching English as a Second Language 
  • ENGL 4330- European Renaissance
  • ENGL 4332- Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 4341- Queer Theory 
  • 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 
  • FREN 3319- History of the French Cinema
  • FREN 3321 – Cinema of French-Speaking Africa 
  • FREN 3322- Francophone African Cinema 
  • FREN 3335 – French Popular Music
  • FREN 3341- Women in French Cinema
  • FREN 3352- Youth in Francophone Film
  • FREN 3362- Paris and Berlin Since 1800 
  • FREN 3364 – Writing Holocausts: The Literatures of Genocide 
  • 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
  • FREN 4342- French Women Writers

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 
  • GERM 3362 – Paris and Berlin since 1800 
  • GERM 3363 – Themes in German Drama 
  • GERM 3364 - Writing Holocausts 
  • GERM 3369- World War I in Literature 
  • GERM 3380- German Women Film Directors
  • GERM 3381 – History of German Cinema 
  • GERM 3384 – Fascism and German Cinema 
  • GERM 3385 – East German Cinema 
  • 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

Greek:

  • GREK 3301- Classical Greek Literature
  • GREK 3302- Advanced Readings in Classical Greek Literature II

Hispanic Studies:

  • HISP 2373 – Spanish Culture and Civilization

History:

  • HIST 3306- Race and Modern Africa
  • HIST 3307- Houston: Migration and Immigration
  • HIST 3310- Religions of Am to 1865
  • HIST 3311- Religions of Am Since 1865
  • HIST 3312- Diplomatic History US to 1898
  • HIST 3313- US Diplomatic History from 1898
  • HIST 3317 – Making of Ethnic America
  • HIST 3319 – Plagues and Pestilence: Epidemics in World History
  • HIST 3322- The Vietnam War
  • HIST 3330- African American History to 1865
  • HIST 3331- African American History Since 1865
  • HIST 3332- Chicano History to 1910
  • HIST 3333- Chicano History Since 1910 
  • HIST 3334- Chicana History
  • HIST 3335 – Barbarians and the Birth of Europe to 1050 A.D.
  • HIST 3336 – Europe in the Age of Chivalry: The High Middle Ages 1050-1350
  • HIST 3337- Tex-Mex Music in 20th Century
  • HIST 3339 – Ancient Greece
  • HIST 3340 – Ancient Rome
  • HIST 3341- Latino Struggles for Ed Equality
  • HIST 3342- Texas-Mexican History
  • HIST 3347 – Comparative European Revolutions - English, French, and Russian
  • HIST 3348- The Ancient World through Film
  • HIST 3349- War, Globalization, and Terror
  • HIST 3350- Russia at War
  • HIST 3351- Work & Family Life in Modern Europe 
  • HIST 3352- Mod France Since 1870
  • HIST 3353- England to 1689
  • HIST 3354- English Since 1689
  • HIST 3355 – British Empire Since 1500
  • HIST 3356- France & Europe 1750-1815
  • HIST 3357- Germany 1815-1918
  • HIST 3358- Germany Since 1918
  • HIST 3359- Comparative WWII Home Fronts
  • HIST 3362 – Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • HIST 3363 – Pirates and Smugglers in the Modern World
  • HIST 3364- History of Energy in Russia
  • HIST 3365- Russian Revolution in Film and Fiction
  • HIST 3366- Europe since 1900
  • HIST 3367- Japan Since 1600
  • HIST 3368 – World Environmental History to 1800
  • HIST 3369- Colonial Mexico 
  • HIST 3370 – Twentieth Century Revolutions in Latin America
  • HIST 3371- The US and Latin America
  • HIST 3372- The Americas 1492-1776
  • HIST 3373- Americans in Mexico Since 1865
  • HIST 3374- History of Brazil
  • HIST 3375- CIA in the 3rd World
  • HIST 3376 – Caribbean History
  • HIST 3377- Middle East Since 1300
  • HIST 3378- The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 3379 – World Civilizations to 1500 
  • HIST 3380 – World Civilization Since 1500 
  • HIST 3381 – African Civilization to 1750
  • HIST 3382 – African Civilization Since 1750
  • HIST 3383 – World Revolutions
  • HIST 3384- Palestine and the Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HIST 3385- China Since 1600
  • HIST 3386- China: Early Civilization to 1600
  • HIST 3387- Freud & Psychoanalysis
  • HIST 3389 – China Since 1600
  • HIST 3390 – Middle East: Pictures & Words
  • HIST 3391 – Africans, Islam, and the Indian Ocean World
  • HIST 3392 – Central Africans and the Atlantic Diaspora
  • HIST 3394- Selected Topics- US History
  • HIST 3395 – Russian Empire and Revolutions
  • HIST 3396- Selected Top- Latin American History
  • HIST 3397 – Selected Topics in African History
  • HIST 4315- Slavery and American Society
  • HIST 4316- History of Racism in Film
  • HIST 4317- Health and Healing in Africa 
  • HIST 4318 – Africa and the Oil Industry
  • HIST 4321- The History of Jewish Food
  • HIST 4323 – Witchcraft in the Old & New World
  • HIST 4327 – Europe 1930-1945
  • HIST 4328 – The Vikings
  • HIST 4329 – The Viking and Norman Worlds
  • HIST 4330 – Flowering of the Middle Ages 
  • HIST 4331 – The Normans
  • HIST 4332 – The Crusades
  • HIST 4333 – Europe in the Renaissance
  • HIST 4334 – The Reformation in Europe
  • HIST 4335 – Greek and Roman Historians
  • HIST 4336- History of Histories
  • HIST 4338- Enlightenment Stories
  • HIST 4339- Modern European Intellectual History 
  • HIST 4341- Europe 1919-1933
  • HIST 4343- Russian Revolutions and Stalinism
  • HIST 4346- Tudor England 1485-1603
  • HIST 4347- Stuart England 1603-1714
  • HIST 4348- Social History of Early Modern England
  • HIST 4349- British Empire Capstone
  • HIST 4350- Alexander the Great
  • HIST 4360- Seminar on Globalization
  • HIST 4361 – 20th Century Genocides
  • HIST 4364- Consumer Culture Latin America
  • HIST 4365- Women in Latin America
  • HIST 4366 – Latin American History through the Novel
  • HIST 4367- U.S. Latina/o Food History
  • HIST 4368 – Food, Drink, and Drugs of Latin America
  • HIST 4369- Modern Mexico 1810 to Present
  • HIST 4370- The U.S. and Mexico
  • HIST 4371- Latin American History Through Film 
  • HIST 4372- African Experience in Latin America & Caribbean
  • HIST 4373- History of the US-Mexico Borderlands
  • HIST 4375- The Atlantic World since 1450: Slaves and Capitalists, Rebels and Zombies
  • HIST 4376- Revolutionary Cuba
  • HIST 4377- Blacks in Latin America & Caribbean in the 20c
  • HIST 4381- Arab Revolutions II 1948- Present
  • HIST 4382- History of Medieval/Early Modern Muslim Empires
  • HIST 4384- East Asian Women in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • HIST 4386- Africa 1945 to Present
  • HIST 4387- Southern Africa to 1870
  • HIST 4388- Southern Africa 1870 On
  • HIST 4389- From Blues Era to Hip Hop World: Black Life in the 20th Century
  • HIST 4392- Selected Topics in Asian History
  • HIST 4393- Selected Topics: Middle East
  • HIST 4395- Selected Tops- European History
  • HIST 4396 – Selected Topics in Latin American History
  • HIST 4397- Selected Tops- African History

India Studies:

  • INDI 3355- Yoga and Philosophy
  • INDI 3356- Comparative Modernisms: The Global South
  • INDI 3372- Indian Film: Bollywood & Beyond
  • INDI 3378- Debating India and the World
  • INDI 3379- Media & Post-Millennial Writings in India
  • INDI 3397- Selected Topics in India Studies 

International and Global Studies:

  • IGS 3396 - Selected Topics in Global Studies
  • IGS 4350- Global Business Culture: India and the U.S. 

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 
  • ITAL 3306 – Italian Cinema 
  • ITAL 3307- Italian Renaissance 
  • ITAL 3308 – Italian Heritage 
  • ITAL 3309- Women Writers & Filmmakers 
  • ITAL 3335 – Survey of Italian Literature 
  • ITAL 3336 – Survey of Italian Literation in Translation 
  • 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 

Jewish Studies:

  • JWST 3373 – Jews in the Ancient World
  • JWST 3374- Jewish Film
  • JWST 3384- Jewish Women Biography
  • JWST 3385- History of the Jewish People
  • JWST 3397 – Women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • JWST 4380- Jewish Expulsion and Aftermath, After 1492

Latin American Studies:

  • LAST 3300 – Latin America: Hemispheric and Global Perspectives 
  • LAST 3396- Selected Tops- Latin American Study
  • LAST 4396- Selected Tops- Latin American Study

Mexican American Studies:

  • MAS 3340- Mexican American Urban Communities 
  • MAS 3341 – Mexican American Experience Through Film
  • MAS 3342- Mexican Immigration to the U.S. 
  • MAS 3343—Latino Psychology
  • MAS 3345- Latino Leadership, Activism & Organizing
  • MAS 3348- Pre-Columbian Life and Religion in Mexico 
  • 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:

  • POLS 3309 - Democratization 
  • POLS 3311 – Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • POLS 3313 – Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS 3315- International Organization
  • POLS 3320 – Government and Politics in Great Britain 
  • POLS 3321 – Politics of Mexico
  • POLS 3322 – Introduction to Latin American Politics
  • POLS 3323- Government and Politics of India
  • POLS 3324 – Government and Politics in Contemporary Germany
  • POLS 3325 – Government and Politics of Russia and the Commonwealth
  • POLS 3326 – Government and Politics in the Middle East
  • POLS 3328 – Politics of the Developing Areas
  • POLS 3329 – The Nations of Europe
  • POLS 3330 – International Political Economy
  • POLS 3331 – American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 3335 – Political Terrorism
  • POLS 3336 - Globalization 
  • POLS 3340 – Ancient and Medieval Political Thought 
  • POLS 3341 – Foundations of Modern Politics
  • POLS 3343 – Democratic Theory
  • POLS 3344 – International Law and the Law of War
  • POLS 3352 - Immigration: Politics and Policy in the U.S. 
  • POLS 3382- Politics and Religion in South Asia
  • POLS 3389 – European Union Politics
  • POLS 4328- Party Politics Latin America
  • POLS 4333 – Islam and Democracy
  • POLS 4344 – Equality, Justice, and Democracy
  • POLS 4346 – Greek Political Thought
  • POLS 4347- Religion and Politics
  • POLS 4348 – Contemporary Islamic Political Thought
  • POLS 4349- International Energy Politics
  • POLS 4360- Seminar in Globalization
  • POLS 4365- National Defense Policy
  • POLS 4396- Selected Topics- Comparative & International Politics

Psychology:

  • PSYC 3331 – Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 4343 – Perception

Religious Studies:

  • RELS 3320 – Ritual and Performance
  • RELS 3321- Catholic Mysticism
  • RELS 3322- The Catholic Intel Tradition
  • RELS 3323- Continuities: Jewish and Christian Texts and Traditions 
  • RELS 3330- Christianity
  • RELS 3333- Religion and Literature
  • RELS 3334 – Us and Them: Ethical Decision-Making in Complex Cultures
  • RELS 3335 – Black Atlantic Religions
  • RELS 3336 – Caribbean Societies and Cultures
  • RELS 3355- Yoga and Philosophy
  • RELS 3360- Muslim-Christian Relations
  • RELS 3366 – Magic and Occult
  • RELS 3370 – The Bible and Modern Science 
  • RELS 3371 – Women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • RELS 3373 – Jews in the Ancient World
  • RELS 3375- Christianity and Ethics
  • RELS 3376 – Themes in Comparative Religion
  • RELS 3377 – Belief and Unbelief: The Search for Meaning
  • RELS 3380 – Introduction to Asian Religions
  • RELS 3381 – Global Hinduism 
  • RELS 3382 – Politics and Religion in South Asia
  • RELS 3396- Comparative Creation Myths: Texts, Criticism, and Big Histories
  • RELS 4320- Religion and Personality
  • RELS 4360 – Clash of Civilizations

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:

  • SOC 3321 - African-American Family 
  • SOC 3324 – Hispanic Identity
  • SOC 3326 – Immigration in U.S. Society
  • SOC 3327 – Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
  • SOC 3328 – Race and Ethnicity in World Perspective
  • SOC 3340 – Sociology of Film
  • SOC 3349 - Sociology of Culture
  • SOC 3355 – Sociology of India
  • SOC 3360 – Sociology of Food 
  • SOC 3361 -  Sociology of Gender and Food
  • SOC 3362 – Sociology of Religion of India
  • SOC 3372 - Mexican American Family 
  • SOC 3375 – Religion and Society
  • SOC 3380 – Introduction to the Sociology of Health Care
  • SOC 3385 – Sociology of World Religions
  • SOC 3390 - Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 3392 - Sociology of Latino in Houston
  • SOC 3397-  Global Sociology
  • SOC 4383 – Senior Seminar in Sociology

Spanish:

  • SPAN 3311 – Advanced Composition and Creative Writing
  • SPAN 3331 – Mexican-American Literature 
  • SPAN 3339 – Spanish for the Global Professional
  • SPAN 3341 – Language of Business and Trade
  • SPAN 3342 – Cross-Cultural Business Contexts: U.S./Latin America
  • SPAN 3345 – Hispanic Folklore of the Southwest
  • SPAN 3350 – Women in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3373 – Spanish Culture and Civilization 
  • SPAN 3374 – Spanish American Culture and Civilization 
  • SPAN 3375 – United States Hispanic Culture and Civilization 
  • SPAN 3384 – Introduction to Hispanic Literature 
  • SPAN 3386 – Screen Memories: Spanish Culture Through Film 
  • SPAN 4311 - Spanish Literature to 1700
  • SPAN 4337- Contemporary Spanish-American Lit
  • SPAN 4339- Contemporary Spanish American Short Story
  • SPAN 4343- Health & Society in Hispanic World
  • SPAN 4366- History of Spanish Language
  • SPAN 4367- US Hispanics and Language
  • SPAN 4368 – Mexican Literature in the Twentieth Century
  • SPAN 4369- Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 4372- Literature & Visual Arts in Modern Spain
  • SPAN 4388- Image of Women: Spanish American Film/Literature
  • SPAN 4391 – Latin American and Latino Cultural Studies
  • SPAN 4396- Topics Spanish Language & Linguistics
  • SPAN 4397- Topics in Hispanic Writing

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 3342- Tales of East Asian Cities 
  • WCL 3346 – Terrorism: Past and Present
  • WCL 3351 – Introduction to Latino Cultural Studies 
  • WCL 3355 – Female Divinities
  • WCL 3356 - Comparative Modernisms: The Global South
  • WCL 3362- U.S. Latino Literature
  • WCL 3364- World TV
  • WCL 3365 – World Fiction & Reportage
  • WCL 3366- Latin American and Latino Film 
  • 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 3374 - Jewish Film 
  • WCL 3375- Black Cuba in Literature and Visual Culture
  • WCL 3376- Visual Stories- Local & Global
  • WCL 3377 – The Modern Middle East: Literature, Politics, and Ideas 
  • WCL 3378- Debating India and the World 
  • WCL 3379- Media & Post-Millennial Writings in India
  • 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 
  • WCL 4352 - Frames of Modernity II - Postmodernity and Globalization 
  • WCL 4353 - Frames of Modernity III: Classics and Modernity
  • WCL 4355- Frames of Modernity V: The Global South from WWII to Present
  • WCL 4356- World Film and Film Theory 
  • WCL 4362- Latin American & Latino Literatures
  • WCL 4364- North-Central European Drama
  • WCL 4365- World Documentary Film 
  • WCL 4367- Voices from Exile and Diaspora 
  • 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 4382- Post-Conflict Literatures: Europe, Africa and the Americas
  • WCL 4394- Sexuality in Latino Culture
  • WCL 4396- Selected Topics in WCL

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies:

  • WGSS 3321 - Gender in Transnational Perspective 
  • WGSS 3322- Intersectionalities of Race, Class, Age, Disability & Gender 
  • WGSS 3350- Gender, Society & Feminist Theory 
  • WGSS 3351- Gender and Work
  • WGSS 3360- Sexuality and Queer Theory 
  • WGSS 3396- Selected Topics in LGBT Studies

Hobby School of Public Affairs

Public Policy:

  • POLC 3313 - Contemporary Political Philosophy and Policy
  • POLC 4344 - Policy and Global Justice 

Honors College

Energy & Sustainability:

  • ENRG 3310 – Introduction to Energy and Sustainability
  • ENRG 3377- Energy, Society, and the Middle East
  • ENRG 4397- Selected Topics in Energy and Sustainability

Honors:

  • HON 3306- Health and Human Rights
  • HON 3360- Principles and Practices of Global Engagement
  • HON 3361- Global Engagement and Research
  • HON 3397 – Russian History Through Literature
  • HON 4301 - Medicine, Science, & Technology in the Ancient World
  • HON 4302- The Holocaust and Medical Ethics 
  • HON 4360 – Capstone Seminar on Globalization
  • HON 4390- Antiquity Revisited

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management:

  • HRMA 3345 - Wine Appreciation 
  • HRMA 3371 – Multicultural Etiquette
  • HRMA 3445- Global Wine Immersion
  • HRMA 4372- Global Hospitality Leadership: Asian Community
  • HRMA 4374 – Korean Food, Culture, and Tourism Management
  • 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

Borders, Trade, and Immigration Security:

  • BTIS 3320 - US Border Management and Policy
  • BTIS 3323 - Border Security and Cross-Border Challenges
  • BTIS 3330 - Fundamentals of Transportation Law and Border Regulations
  • BTIS 4300 - Customs, Regulations, and Procedures
  • BTIS 4320- Border Trade Policy
  • BTIS 4325 - Border Interagency Coordination
  • BTIS 4397 - Selected Topics in Border, Trade, Immigration, and Security

Human Resource Development:

  • HRD 3350- Global Human Resource Development
  • HRD 4301- Global Leadership in Training and 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 are not 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.