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Diversity, Cross-Cultural, And Global Perspectives Requirements

6 Credits

All Iona College students are required to take six credits in the DCCG area. Three credits must be in a foreign language and three credits must be in a course that does not focus on the acquisition of a foreign language. To qualify for the Diversity, Cross-Cultural, and Global Perspectives core requirement, each course’s inclusive content and student learning outcomes should embody and assess one or more of these three elements (diversity, cross-cultural, and global perspectives) throughout the semester. Foundational to each course is the integration of intercultural perspectives, potentially transcending traditional teachings in that discipline’s history and development. In doing so, an expanded consciousness and understanding relative to that respective field or discipline is sought for the students, of and for, complex social contexts, identities, communities, and cultural groups. Faculty should consult the faculty website for forms and procedures for applying to this area of the core.

Foreign Language Core Course Choices

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Prefix Course Number Course Name
FRE 150 Beginning French Culture Through Conversation
FRE 250 Intermediate French Culture Through Conversation
FRE 305 Advanced Composition I
FRE 307 Advanced Conversation I
GER 150 Beginning German Culture Through Conversation
ITA 150 Beginning Italian Culture Through Conversation
ITA 250 Italian Culture Through Conversation
ITA 305 Advanced Italian Composition I
ITA 307 Advanced Italian Conversation I
JPN 103 Elementary Japanese
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese
LAT 103 Elementary Latin I
LAT 203 Intermediate Latin
SPA 150 Beginning Hispanic Culture through Conversation
SPA 250 Intermediate Hispanic Culture Through Conversation
SPA 255 Conducting Business in Hispanic Cultures
SPA 304 Spanish for Hispanics
SPA 305 Advanced Spanish Composition I
SPA 307 Advanced Spanish Conversation I

Diversity, Cross-Cultural, And Global Perspectives Core Course Choices

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Prefix Course Number Course Name
BEC 325 Dimensions of International Business
BLW 302 Current Issues in Immigration Law SL
BLW 415 International Law and Business
CRJ 360 Terrorism
ECO 300 Comparative Economic Growth and Development
ECO 415(BEC415/Geo415) Economics of Global Resources
ECO 416 International Economics
ENG 365 African American Literature
ENG 372 Multi-cultural Writers of America
ENG 384 Images of Women in Modern American Literature
ENG 444 Postcolonial Literature
FLM 362 International Film
FPA 202 Music Appreciation
FPA 209 Women in Music
FPA 225 Theatre History I: The Ancient Greek Theatre to the Renaissance
FPA 226 Theatre History II: The Renaissance to the Modern Theatre
FPA 236 History of Popular Music in America
FPA 237 Music in World Cultures
FPA 240 Introduction to World Dance Forms
GEO 305 General World Geography
GEO 415 Economics of Global Resources
HST 319 America’s Recent Past
HST 337 The Immigrant Experience
HST 338 The Vietnam Wars
HST 345 The History of Violence
HST 355 The Soviet Experiment and Post-Soviet Successor States
HST 360 Historical Geography
HST 368 Europe in the Contemporary World
HST 370 Russia Under the Romanovs (1613-1917)
HST 372 Eastern Europe Under Communism and After
HST 374 Revolution in the Modern World
HST 381 African Civilization
HST 382 Africa in the Modern World
HST 385 The Modern Middle East
HST 386 The Iranian World
HST 391 China: From Confucianism to Communism
HST 392 Japan: From Ancient Myth to Constitutional Monarchy
HST 393 A History of Southern Asia
HST 396 The Emergence of Modern Latin America
ITA 260 Italian Civilization
ITA 261 Italian American Experience
ITA 265 Dante’s Inferno
ITA 266 Sinners and Saints: Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso
MNG 414 International Management
MNG 415 International Human Resource Management
MSC 326 Race and Gender in Mass Communication
MSC 399 International Mass Communication
POL 203 Introduction to Global Politics
POL 337/WST337 Gender and Politics
POL 347 Comparative Politics: The Non-Western World
POL 362 International Relations
POL 364 International Law and Organizations
POL 365 Contemporary Global Politics
POL 371 Politics of Global Health
POL 373 Global Cities and the Environment
PSY 321 Psychology of Human Sexuality
RST 205 Buddhist Wisdom
RST 215 Islam: History, Belief, Practice
RST 310 The Religious Traditions of China
RST 324 Christian Sexual Ethics
RST 326 Theology of Christian Service
RST 327 The Holocaust and the Churches
RST 330 Women, Gender, and Religion
RST 343 Sufism: Traditions of Islamic Mysticism
RST 370 Creative Peacemaking
SCS 108 Introduction to American Sign Language
SCS 109 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II
SCS 220 Intercultural Communication
SCS 221 Gender Differences in Human Communication
SOC 322 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 324 Sex and Gender Roles in Modern Society
SOC 372 Sociology of Popular Culture
SOW 2200SL Sustainability and Community: An Environmental Justice Perspective
SOW 2210 Introduction to Social Work
WST 334 Gender Differences in Human Communication
WST 337 Gender and Politics