7 classes to help you succeed in a global society

We live in a global society. Prepare yourself for a career with international co-workers, clients and friends by expanding your horizons and learning about cultures outside your own.

1. SLAV 230 Vampires in Literature, Film and Television

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American vampires have been portrayed as old and scary, i.e. Dracula, young and shiny, i.e. Edward Cullen, and just plain crazy, i.e. Nicolas Cage. Explore Slavic vampire legends in a variety of cultural forms such as literature, film, linguistics, arts and press.

2. LAA 302/AAAS 323 Haiti and Dominican Republic

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Striking out on your understanding of Hispaniola culture, history or politics? This course can help with that. Bonus: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura would be proud.

Investigation of special topics on Latin America at the undergraduate level.

3. ECON 586 Economy in China

The Chinese economy is a big deal. It’s a major player on the world stage and is complex. Grasp a better understanding of the yuan, how so much came to be “made in China,” and how this growing country affects the rest of the world.

This course studies the Chinese economy, especially during the post-1979 reform period, and its relationship to the development of the Greater China Circle (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Prerequisite: ECON 142 and ECON 144.

4. LING 110 Language and Mind

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Ever struggled with a language? Colin Firth and his Portuguese tapes can relate. This course focuses on what’s going on in our minds when we learn and process language.

Study the relationship between language and the human mind, focusing on language as a fundamental aspect of human cognition. Topics include what is innate and what is learned during first and second language acquisition, how we process language, and whether there are areas of the brain specialized for language.

Satisfies KU Core: Goal 1 Outcome 1, Goal 3 & Goal 4 Outcome 1

5. EALC 319 Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film

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A sword, like a pen, only comes alive in skilled hands. This course will help sharpen your mind and expand your knowledge of Chinese film beyond “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

This class is a general survey of important Chinese fiction and film from the late 20th century to the present. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English, knowledge of Chinese is not required.

Satisfies KU Core: Goal 4 Outcome 2

6. HA 367 Art and Culture of Japan

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Doesn’t this piece by Takashi Murakami just make you want to smile? Brighten your day and broaden your mind with this course on Japanese art.

An introduction to the arts, focus on visual arts, of Japan in historical and cultural context.
Satisfies KU Core: Goal 3, Goal 4 Outcome 2

7. REES 220 Society and Culture of Eurasia

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Getting tongue-tied just looking at this map? This course can help.

A broad, survey-type course that examines all the former Soviet republics-Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan-with additional coverage of neighboring regions. The course addresses the history of the region, literature, culture, geography, religion, and the building of post-Soviet states and societies.
Satisfies KU Core: Goal 4 Outcome 2

 

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