Core Electives

Students will complete two electives courses. Many of which are part of General Education themes, or may be in the student's major.

This approach allows for the "double-dipping" of courses to count for the student's theme or minor, allowing a student to make progress on completing both requirements with the same courses. Below is a list of approved elective courses. We are continuing to add courses, so please check back for updates. If you have a question about a specific course you do not see listed, please contact Dr. Regina McClinton at 616-331-2715.

ACC 300 International Accounting
ANT 111 Peoples of the World
ANT 204 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 207 Language and Culture
ANT 311 Native Peoples of North America
ANT 315 Comparative Religions
ANT 320 Culture and Disease
ANT 340 Culture and Environment
ANT 345 Perspectives on Globalization
ANT 346 Kinship and Culture
ANT 355 Migration in America
ANT 360 Ethnology of Mesoamerica
ANT 370 Cross-cultural Perspectives on Gender
ARA 202 Intermediate Arabic II
ART 420 Asian Art
BIO 311 The Biological Basis of Society
CHI 301 Advanced Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 302 Advanced Intermediate Chinese II
CHI 321 Ancient Chinese Cultures
CHI 322 Classical Chinese Culture
CJ 320 Crimes Against Women
CJ 325 Criminal Justice and Human Rights
CJ 482 Culture, Crime and Justice
CLA 315 Ancient Religion
CLA 320 Women in the Classical World
ECO 349 Emerging Markets Issues
ECO 365 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 369 International Economic Issues
ED 351 Diverse Perspectives in Education
ENS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability
EAS 201 East Asia in the Contemporary World
ENG 231 Early African American Literature
ENG 232 Modern African American Literature
ENG 304 International Literature for Children and Young Adults
ENG 334 American Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
ENG 335 Literature of American Minorities
ENG 364 Sociolinguistics
ENG 365 Teaching English as a Second Language
ENG 378 Contemporary Latin American Literature
FIN 429 International Financial Management
FRE 202 Intermediate French II
FRE 310 Contemporary France
FRE 312 Francophone Civilization
GER 201 Intermediate German I
GER 202 Intermediate German II
GER 310 German Civilization and Culture I
GER 311 German Civilization and Culture II
GER 312 Contemporary German Culture
GPY 220 Cultural Geography
GPY 235 World Regional Geography
GPY 335 Geographic Patterns-Global Development
GPY 350 Geography of Russia
GPY 351 Geography of Africa
GPY 352 Geography of Latin America
GPY 353 Geography of Canada and the United States
GPY 354 Geography of Asia
GPY 355 Geography of Southwest Asia [The Middle East]
GPY 356 Geography of Europe
HNR 220 Islamic Middle East
HNR 222 Classical World
HNR 224 American Civilization
HRN 226 European Civilization
HNR 228 Making of Europe
HNR 231 Holocaust
HNR 232 Trauma, Culture, Memory
HNR 234 Society and Self
HNR 235 Democracy and Political Thinking
HNR 275 African Civilization
HNR 280 Crossing Borders: Latino Migration and Identity
HNR 280 East Asian Civilization
HNR 280 History of Science
HNR 280 Terrorism
HNR 311 Junior Seminar
HNR 312 Junior Seminar
HNR 331 Culture & the Holocaust
HST 101 Introduction to World Civilizations
HST 103 Introduction to American Civilization
HST 204 World since 1500
HST 205 American History to 1877
HST 211 History of Islamic Civilizations
HST 212 Indian Civilizations
HST 230 Latin America
HST 235 Africa in World History
HST 330 Colonial Latin America
HST 331 Modern Latin America
HST 332 Modern India
HST 333 Modern China
HST 334 Making of the Caribbean
HST 335 Africa before 1870
HST 336 Africa after 1870
HST 337 Age of Islamic Empire
HST 338 Modern Middle East
HST 342 History of East Asian Religions
HST 343 History of South Africa
HST 344 Urban Africa
HST 345 Silk Roads
HST 366 Spain in the Age of Empire
HST 371 Historical Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities
HST 372 From Slavery to Freedom
HST 374 Revolution in the Americas
HST 376 History of Witches
HST 377 History of Warfare
HST 386 Europe in the Age of Global Change
HST 392 Egypt Study Abroad
HST 393 Jamaica Study Abroad
HST 394 Turkey Study Abroad
HST 680 Modern India
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II
ITA 280 Special Topics in Italian
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
LIB 201 Diversity in the United States
LIB 325 Understanding the Gay Life Cycle
LIB 350 The Immigrant Experience in the U.S.
LS 370 Women and the Law
MGT 303 Introduction to International Business
MGT 355 The Diversified Workforce
MGT 433 International Human Resource Management
MGT 466 International Management and Multicultural Corporations
MKT 355 International Logistics
MKT 359 Multinational Marketing
MES 201 Introduction to the Middle East
MOV 202 Social Cultural Dimensions of Sport
PED 200 Methods of Modern Dance
PHI 210 Eastern Philosophy
PHI 240 Middle Eastern Philosophy
PHI 306 Eastern Great Philosophers
PHI 331 Ancient Great Philosophers
PHI 370 Feminist Philosophy
PHI 375 Community Working Classics
PLS 103 Issues in World Politics
PLS 240 The Holocaust
PLS 283 Chinese Politics and US-China Relations
PLS 284 Latin American Politics
PLS 307 American Constitutional Law II
PLS 316 Human Rights in International Politics
PLS 319 African Politics
PLS 330 Religion and Politics in America
PLS 382 Politics of Post-Communist Europe
PLS 385 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
PSY 355 Psychology and Culture
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II
RST 225 Introduction to Russian Culture
RST 331 Russian Literature in Translation 1800-1880
RST 332 Russian Literature in Translation 1880-1932
RST 333 Russian Literature in Translation 1932 to present
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 288 Sociology of Food
SOC 345 Cultural Sociology
SOC 356 Sociology of Health Care
SOC 375 Perspectives on Masculinity
SOC 379 Love, Sex, and Gender
SOC 381 Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality
SOC 382 Race and Ethnicity
SOC 383 Sociology of Women
SOC 385 Social Class Inequality
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 303 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPA 304 Spanish for Health Professionals
SPA 305 Spanish for Law Enforcement
SPA 310 Spanish Civilization and Culture
SPA 311 Latin American Civilization and Culture I
SPA 313 U.S. Latino/a Civilization and Culture
SST 310 Strategies for Social Studies Teachers
SST 495 Education in Plural Societies
SW 300 Pluralism in American Society