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Global Perspectives



The aim of this cluster is to introduce students to the richness of cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, drawing on perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. Through exploring the interplay between political, economic, environmental, and cultural systems, past and present, students will develop skills and attitudes to function as "global citizens."

Sophomore Inquiry:

The Sophomore Inquiry course for this Cluster is UNST 233.

For a printable PDF that lists the courses offered in this Cluster, click here.


Learning Outcomes:

To find the learning outcomes for this cluster, click here.


Study Abroad Opportunities:

Visit Study Abroad's UNST Resource page to get the most up-to-date information regarding earning UNST credits abroad.


Please see your adviser before registering for any classes.
Departments Associated With Cluster


  • ANTH 310U: Chinese Culture and Society
  • ANTH 311U: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • ANTH 312U: Southeast Asian Societies and Cultures
  • ANTH 317U: Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
  • ANTH 318U: Asian American Experience
  • ANTH 319U: Traditional Cultures of Africa (Crosslisted with BST 319U)
  • ANTH 362U: African Prehistory

Art + Design

  • ARH 311U: History of Asian Art
  • ARH 321U: Survey of Korean Art
  • ARH 381U: Nineteenth Century Art I
  • ARH 382U: Nineteenth Century Art II
  • ARH 415U: Issues in Asian Art
  • ARH 422U: Chinese Painting
  • ARH 423U: Japanese Painting
  • ARH 425U: Modern Japanese Painting

Black Studies

  • ANTH 319U: Traditional Cultures of Africa (Crosslisted with BST 319U)
  • BST 306U: African History Since 1800 (Crosslisted with HST 313U)
  • BST 319U: Traditional Cultures of Africa (Crosslisted with ANTH 319U)
  • BST 325U: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • BST 326U: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
  • BST 351U: African American Literature I (Crosslisted with ENG 351U)
  • BST 352U: African American Literature II (Crosslisted with ENG 352U)
  • BST 353U: African Women in Film
  • BST 356U: Cuban Film: Politics and Culture
  • BST 357U: Caribbean Spirituality
  • BST 362U: African Prehistory
  • BST 363U: African Cinema and African Cultures
  • BST 372U: Postcolonial Studies of Africa (Crosslisted with INTL 372U)
  • BST 377U: Voudon, Rasta and Islam in the Caribbean
  • BST 384U: African Immigrant Communities in Oregon
  • BST 406U: Caribbean Overseas Program
  • BST 414U: Racism
  • BST 420U: Caribbean Literature
  • BST 422U: African Fiction
  • BST 425U: Black Cinema: the 1970s
  • BST 426U: Contemporary African-American Cinema
  • BST 427U: African-American Films and Film Makers
  • BST 440U: Caribbean Studies
  • BST 467U: African Development Issues
  • BST 470U: African Art

Chicano/Latino Studies

  • CHLA 302U: Survey of Chicano/Latino Literature
  • CHLA 303U: Chicana/Latina Experience
  • CHLA 375U: Southwestern Borderlands History

Conflict Resolution

  • CR 306U: Intro to Nonviolence


  • EC 338U: Political Economy of Latin American Development
  • EC 350U: Economics of Development


  • ENG 325U: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 330U: Jewish and Israeli Literature
  • ENG 345U: Modern British Literature
  • ENG 351U: African American Literature I (Crosslisted with BST 351U)
  • ENG 352U: African American Literature II (Crosslisted with BST 352U)
  • ENG 353U: African American Literature III


  • GEOG 350U: Geography of World Affairs
  • GEOG 352U: The Himalaya and Tibet
  • GEOG 353U: Pacific Rim
  • GEOG 354U: Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 355U: Landscapes of Spain
  • GEOG 356U: Russia and Its Neighbors
  • GEOG 360U: Latin America
  • GEOG 363U: Geography of Africa
  • GEOG 364U: Geography of the Middle East


  • HST 312U: African History Before 1800
  • HST 313U: African History Since 1800 (Crosslisted with BST 306U)
  • HST 318U: Jewish History from Medieval to Present (Crosslist with JST 318U)
  • HST 320U: East Asian Civilization
  • HST 321U: Early Modern East Asia, 1300-1800
  • HST 322U: Modern East Asia
  • HST 351U: History of England II: 18th-20th Century
  • HST 357U: Europe from Reformation to Revolutions
  • HST 358U: Europe from National Unification to European Union
  • HST 360U: French Revolution and Napoleon
  • HST 362U: Amazon Rainforest (Crosslisted with INTL 362U)
  • HST 365U: Latin American History I
  • HST 366U: Latin American History II
  • HST 376U: History of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917
  • HST 377U: History of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia
  • HST 379U: History of Zionism (Crosslist with JST 379U)
  • HST 380U: The Holocaust (Crosslist with JST 380U)
  • HST 385U: Late Imperial Middle East, 1700-1914
  • HST 386U: Middle East in the Twentieth Century

International Studies

  • INTL 317U: Topics in Asian Thought
  • INTL 321U: Globalization and Identity: Humanities
  • INTL 322U: Globalization and Identity: Social Science
  • INTL 323U: Tradition and Innovation: Humanities
  • INTL 324U: Tradition and Innovation: Social Science
  • INTL 331U: Women in the Middle East (Crosslisted with WS 331U)
  • INTL 332U: Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World
  • INTL 341U: Environment and Development in Latin America
  • INTL 342U: Globalization and Conflict in Latin America
  • INTL 343U: From Silver to Cocaine
  • INTL 350U: The City in Europe
  • INTL 352U: The City in Europe: Humanities
  • INTL 360U: Bollywood: Understanding Contemporary India and South Asia through its Cinema
  • INTL 362U: Amazon Rainforest (Crosslisted with HST 362U)
  • INTL 364U: Modern Brazil
  • INTL 365U: Digital Globalization
  • INTL 372U: Postcolonial Studies of Africa (Crosslisted with BST 372U)
  • INTL 375U: Forced Migration and Exploitation
  • INTL 391U: Media and International Relations

Judaic Studies

  • JST 318U: Jewish History from Medieval to Present (Crosslist with HST 318U)
  • JST 379U: History of Zionism (Crosslist with HST 379U)
  • JST 380U: The Holocaust (Crosslist with HST 380U)
  • JST 388U: History of Modern Israel


  • MUS 301U: Survey of Music Literature I
  • MUS 302U: Survey of Music Literature II
  • MUS 374U: World Music I: Africa
  • MUS 375U: World Music II: Asia
  • MUS 377U: World Music, Latin America and the Carribbean


  • PHL 351U: Philosophy of International Human Rights
  • PHL 352U: Philosophy of International Law

Political Science

  • PS 352U: Western European Politics
  • PS 353U: Intro to Latin American Politics
  • PS 355U: Intro to African Politics
  • PS 361U: Intro to the Politics of the Middle East
  • PS 362U: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • PS 385U: Modern Ideologies

Science in the Liberal Arts

  • SCI 357U: Sustain US/Mexico Border Region


  • SOC 320U: Globalization

Urban Studies & Planning

  • USP 317U: Intro to International Community Development

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • WS 331U: Women in the Middle East (Crosslisted with INTL 331U)
  • WS 367U: War, Sexual Violence, and Healing

World Languages & Literatures

  • AR 441U: Major Arabic Works in Translation
  • CHN 341U: Topics in Chinese Literature and Thought
  • CHN 342U: Chinese Vernacular Literature (Traditional)
  • CHN 343U: Chinese Vernacular Literature (Modern)
  • DANE 345U: Hans Christian Anderson
  • DANE 346U: Danish 20th Century Women Writers
  • DANE 347U: Major Works in Danish Literature
  • DANE 361U: Danish Film from Dreyer to Dogmer
  • FR 343U: Intro to French Literature: 19th-20th Century (Taught in French)
  • GER 441U: Major Works in Translation: Ancient German Myth in German Literature
  • GER 441U: Major Works in Translation: German Intellectual History I
  • GER 441U: Major Works in Translation: German Literature in Translation I
  • GER 441U: Major Works in Translation: Nietzsche
  • GER 441U: Major Works: Nazi Culture
  • GER 441U: Major Works: Variety of Topics
  • JPN 341U: Topics in Japanese Lit.: Intro to Classical and Medieval Japanese Lit.
  • JPN 342U: Topics in Japanese Lit.: Intro to Early Modern and Modern Japanese Lit.
  • JPN 344U: Manga: Japanese Graphic Novel
  • JPN 361U: Japanese Literature Through Film
  • KOR 330U: Korean Popular Culture
  • MGRK 330U: Modern Greek Culture
  • PER 330U: Persian Culture and Civilization
  • RUS 330U: Russian Culture and Civilization
  • RUS 331U: Russian Literature and Film
  • RUS 441U: Russian Literature in Translation: 19th Century
  • RUS 442U: Russian Literature in Translation: 20th Century
  • TUR 330U: Topics in Turkish Culture and Literature
  • TUR 331U: Women and Gender in Turkey
  • TUR 341U: Turkish Literature in Translation
  • TUR 361U: Turkey Through Film
  • WLL 361U: Bestsellers and Blockbusters
  • WLL 448U: Major Figures in Literature: Dostoevsky
  • WLL 448U: Major Figures in Literature: Tolstoy
Cluster Coordinator: 
Stephen Frenkel
Office Number: 
EH 338
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