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Diversity, Cross-Cultural and Global Perspectives

Required Credits: 6

All Iona College students are required to take six (6) credits in the Diversity, Cross-Cultural and Global Perspectives (DCCG) area. Three (3) credits must be in a foreign language and three (3) credits must be in a course that does not focus on the acquisition of a foreign language.

A DCCG course may fulfill another area of the Core, but it does not simultaneously fulfill the same number of credits. For example:

  • A course in Fine and Performing Arts may be designated as a DCCG course. Such a course can fulfill 3 credits in the DCCG area but it cannot simultaneously fulfill 3 credits of the Fine and Performing Arts requirements within the Humanities area and vice-versa.
  • The course Criminal Justice 360 –Terrorism can fulfill the DCCG core requirement and a course in the Violence ICT, so it may count toward both core areas. It fulfills 3 credits of DCCG at the same time as being one of the three integrated courses of the Violence ICT.

The DCCG requirement applies to all undergraduate majors in either School.

Courses will have a special designation in PeopleSoft and the catalog to let you know that it is designated to fulfill your DCCG requirements. Please check with the Core Director or your adviser for more information.

Choose one (1) course:

Foreign Language Core Courses - Choose one
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

Choose one (1) course:

Diversity, Cross-Cultural and Global Perspectives Core Courses - Choose one (1) course
Course Number Course Name
BEC 325 Dimensions of International Business
BLW 302 Current Issues in Immigration Law
BLW 415 International Law and Business
CRJ 360 Terrorism
ECO 300 Comparative Economic Growth and Development
ECO 415 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 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 345 Note to Self: Sacred Music & Poetry
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 202 Science, Society, and Self
SOC 304 Sociology of Health, Illness & Madness
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
SOW 2220 Human Behavior and Social Environment: Human Diversity (Department consent needed for non-majors)
WST 334 Gender Differences in Human Communication
WST 337 Gender and Politics


Elena Procario-Foley

Elena G. Procario-Foley, Ph.D.

Director, Core Curriculum

Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies

Professor of Religious Studies