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Non-Western Comparative Culture Courses

The courses listed below fulfill non-Western/comparative culture requirements; please consult your program of interest to determine the number of courses to be taken. Check with your advisor for any additional courses that may satisfy this requirement.

African and Diaspora Studies

ADST 2000 Intro to African Diaspora Studies


ANTH 1020 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1030 Languages of the World
ANTH 1040 Ancient Societies
ANTH 2010 World Prehistory
ANTH 2030 Anthropology of Women and Men
ANTH 2340 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 3010 Hunters and Gathers
ANTH 3050 North American Indians
ANTH 3090* Native Americans of the Gulf Coast
ANTH 3092* World Pirates
ANTH 3160 Peoples of the Pacific
ANTH 3200 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ANTH 3510 Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
PAAN 2910* World Music
PAAN 2911* Land of the Pharaohs
PAAN 3190 Pirate Societies
PAAN 3910* The Americas before Columbus
PAAN 3911* Native American Cultures
PAAN 3912* Ancient Egyptian Cultures
PAAN 3913* Raiders-Lost Ark: Holy Land

Asian Studies

ASTA 1800 Intro to Asian Studies
ASTA 3810 Intro to Asian Philosophy
ASTA 3921* Japanese Cinema

Classical Studies

CLAS 2810* Ancient Egypt - Religion and Magic

Earth and Environmental Science

EENS 3970* Geography of Africa
EENS 3970* Geography of China
EENS 3970* Geography of Australia
EENS 3970* Geography Japan & Pacific Basin
EENS 3970* Geology & Cultural History of the Hawaiian Islands


PAHS 3420 Modern India
PAHS 3830* History & Culture of Egypt
PAHS 3830* Middle Eastern Hist 1800-Present
PAHS 3830* Middle Eastern History to 1799
PAHS 3830* Mid-Eastern Culture
PAHS 3850 South Asian Women
PAHS 4010* Ancient and Medieval India
HISB 2130 History of Southern Africa
HISB 4250 The Atlantic Slave Trade
HISC 2010 History of China to 1600
HISC 2020 History of China 1600 to Present
HISC 6310 China Revolution 1900-1949
HISL 1710 Intro Latin American History
HISL 1720 Caribbean History
HISM 2210 Modern Middle East 1750 – Present
HISM 2200 History of Islam to 1400
HISM 3220 The Arab-Israeli Conflict


KINE 3220 Global Health
KINE 3500 Cultural Difference in Healing

Latin American Studies

LAST 1010 Intro Latin America
LAST 1020 Latin American Studies II
PALA 3910* Politics of Latin America


MUSC 2420 World Music


PHIL 3500 Buddhism
PHIL 3930* Islamic Philosophy

Political Science

PAPS 2970* Tibet: People & Politics
POLS 3011* Arab Spring

Religious Studies

PARL 2930* Religions of the Middle East
PARL 3270 Religion and Music
PARL 3330 World Religion
PARL 3810 Asian Religions
PARL 3950 Hindu Tradition and Tradition


SOCI 1460 Asian-American Communities
SOCI 1470 Global Social Change

Theatre and Dance

THEA 3910* Theatrical Arts of Asia

*Note: Course numbers with asterisks are special topics courses. The titles of the ones listed here are Non-Western/Comparative culture courses, others may not be. When in doubt, consult with your academic advisor.