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Courses accepted towards the IS program come from a wide variety of disciplines including journalism, music, political science, economics, anthropology, etc. Every quarter there are hundreds of courses throughout Northwestern that fit within the IS curriculum. If you have questions about a specific course or set of courses, please connect with an IS advisor

Courses commonly used in the IS curriculum:

Global Humanities
HUM 210-0-20 Humanities in the World I: Alternate Americas: SciFi, Speculative Futures Maguire
HUM 310-6-20 Global Humanities Lab: Revolution (Co-listed with ENGLISH 385-0-20) Cutler
HUM 211-0-21 Humanities in the World II Rivera, Gunter, McClish
HUM 260-0-20 Economics and the Humanities: Modeling Choice Morson, Schapiro
HUM 325-4-20 Hitchhiking the Atlantic (combined w/HISTORY 392-0-30, PORT 396-0-1) Britt
HUM 370-6-22 Postcolonial Noir (combined w/ENGLISH 313-0-20, MENA 390-6-20) Johnson
HUM 370-4-20 Varieties of Racial Thought (combined w/HISTORY 300-0-28) Glassman
HUM 370-6-21 Black Ecology (combined w/ART_HIST 369-0-1, ENVR_POL 390-0-23) Zorach
HUM 370-6-22 Shakespeare and Early Modern Race Studies (combined w/AF_AM_ST 380-0-21) Erickson
Political Economy
ECON 315-0-20 Topics in Economic History: Economic History of China Xue
ECON 326-0-20 The Economics of Developing Countries Jayachandran
ECON 362-0-20 International Finance Walker
POLI_SCI 348-0-20 Globalization Nelson
POLI_SCI 354-0-20 Politics of Southeast Asia Winters
POLI_SCI 390-0-23 Special Topics in Political Science: Global Development (Co-listed with SOCIOL 317-0-20) Mahoney
ECON 325-0-20 Economic Growth and Development Matsuyama
ECON 327-0-20 Economic Development in Africa Udry
ECON 342-0-20 Economics of Gender Hernandez
ECON 361-0-20 International Trade Matsuyama
INTL_ST 290-0-20 Intl Dev: Issues and Practice Dees
POLI_SCI 341-0-20 International Political Economy Nelson
POLI_SCI 355-0-20 Politics of China Hurst
POLI_SCI 359-0-1 Politics of Africa (combined w/AFST 390-0-21) Rice
POLI_SCI 368-0-20 Political Economy of Development Gans-Morse
POLI_SCI 373-0-20 Chinese Foreign Policy Hurst
POLI_SCI 390-0-22 Democracy in the Global City Ogorzalek
SOCIOL 324-0-20 Global Capitalism Prasad
SOCIOL 376-0-20 Money and Power Ozgode
ECON 315-0-20 Economic History of Israel Zeira
ECON 362-0-20 International Finance Walker
GERMAN 224-0-1 Contemporary Germany Behrs
HISTORY 200-0-24 Modern Israel: History, Politics, and Society, 1882 (combined w/JWSH_ST 280-5-1) Hirschhorn
HISTORY 203-1-20 Jewish History 750-1492 Freedman
HISTORY 251-0-20 The Politics of Disaster: A Global Environmental History Barnett
INTL_ST 390-0-20 Fall of the USSR and Rise of Russia (combined w/SLAVIC 390-0-1) Kelly
JWSH_ST 280-5-1 Modern Israel: History, Politics, and Society, 1882 (combined w/HISTORY 200-0-24) Hirschhorn
POLI_SCI 250-0-20 Introduction to Comparative Politics Seawright
POLI_SCI 346-0-20 European Union in International Affairs Henke
POLI_SCI 351-0-20 Politics of the Middle East  Pearlman
POLI_SCI 376-0-20 Civil Wars Spruyt
POLI_SCI 390-0-21 Geopolitics of Energy Weygandt
Global Law
POLI_SCI 307-0-20 Deportation Law and Politics Stevens
POLI_SCI 383-0-20 War and Change in International Politics Spruyt
RELIGION 351-0-20 Islamic Law (Co-listed with HUM 370-5-20; MENA 301-3-20) Ingram
AFST 390-0-20 Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (combined w/LEGAL_ST 356-0-20, POLI_SCI 356-0-20) Ruffer
ANTHRO 390-0-23 Porous Borders: Geography, Power and Tactics of… (combined w/MENA 301-2-20) Yildiz
HISTORY 300-0-28 Islamic Law and Mysticism Petry
HISTORY 392-0-26 Holocaust Trials Frommer
HISTORY 395-0-26 Holocaust Trials: Research Seminar Frommer
LEGAL_ST 356-0-20 Constitutional Challenges in Comparative Perspective (combined w/AFST 390-0-20, POLI_SCI 356-0-20) Ruffer
LEGAL_ST 376-0-21 Law and Literature Allen
MENA 390-3-20 Breaking the Law in the Middle East (combined w/ANTHRO 390-0-23) Yildiz
MENA 390-3-21 Migrant Sexualities, Queer Travelers: Translocation (combined w/ANTHRO 390-0-27) Yildiz
POLI_SCI 346-0-20 European Union in International Affairs Henke
U.S. and the world
HISTORY 393-0-22 Approaches to History: American Militarism Allen
AF_AM_ST 320-0-20 Social Meaning of Race Patillo
GERMAN 326-0-20 Weimar in America (combined w/ENGLISH 312-0-21) Manning
HISTORY 275-2-20 History of Science and Medicine: In Modern Europe and America Alder
HUM 325-4-20 Hitchhiking the Atlantic (combined w/HISTORY 392-0-30, PORT 396-0-1) Britt
INTL_ST 290-0-20 Intl Dev: Issues and Practice Dees
INTL_ST 390-0-21 Dilemmas of American Power (combined w/JOUR 353-0-20) Slevin
PORT 396-0-1 Hitchhiking the Atlantic (combined w/HISTORY 392-0-30, HUM 325-4-20) Britt
SOCIOL 324-0-20 Global Capitalism Prasad
HISTORY 282-0-20 Sino-American Relations in the Modern World Macauley
INTL_ST 390-0-21 Turkey and the World: Foreign Policy, History, and Identity (combined w/POLI_SCI 390-0-32) Grigoriadis
SLAVIC 390-0-1 Fall of the USSR and Rise of Russia (combined w/INTL_ST 390-0-21) Kelly
Borders, Boundaries, Crossings
AF_AM_ST 345-0-20 Afro-Latin America: Politics of Afro-Latin America Bryant
AF_AM_ST 348-0-20 Africans in Colonial Latin America Bryant
AF_AM_ST 380-0-21 Shakespeare and Early Modern Race Studies (combined w/HUM 370-6-22) Erickson
AFST 390-0-20 Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (combined w/GBL_HLTH 390-0-22, ANTHRO 390-0-28) Young
ANTHRO 211-0-01 Culture & Society Weismantel
ANTHRO 215-0-01 The Study of Culture through Language Hoffman
ANTHRO 390-0-22 Anthro of Food Security and Sustainability Logan
ANTHRO 390-0-22 Archaeology of Food and Drink Logan
ANTHRO 390-0-23 Porous Borders: Geography, Power and Tactics of… (combined w/MENA 301-2-20) Yildiz
ANTHRO 390-0-24 Ecology of Infant Feeding (combined w/GBL_HLTH 390-0-21) Young
ANTHRO 390-0-26 Race Across Time in Latin America (combined w/SPANISH 397-0-1) Arispe-Bazan
ANTHRO 390-0-27 Migrant Sexualities, Queer Travelers: Translocation (combined w/MENA 390-3-21) Yildiz
ANTHRO 390-0-28 Biocultural Perspectives on Water Insecurity (combined w/GBL_HLTH 390-0-22, AF_ST 390-0-20) Young
ANTHRO  315-0-20 Medical Anthropology Seligman
ANTHRO  390-0-23 Breaking the Law in the Middle East: Many Careers (combined w/MENA 390-3-20) Yildiz
ART 372-0-20 Seminar Fernandes
ART_HIST 224-0-1 Introduction to Ancient Art Gunter
ART_HIST 228-0-1 Introduction to Pre-Columbian Art staff
ART_HIST 390-0-2 Borobudur Linrothe
ASIAN_AM 370-0-1 Studies in Diaspora: Korean Diasporas (Co-listed with HISTORY 300-0-22) Yuh
ASIAN_LC 290-0-20 Dao of Sex: Sexual Culture in Pre-Modern China (combined w/GNDR_ST 341-0-21, GNDR_ST 350-3-21) Zamperini
ASIAN_LC 290-0-21 Travel and Travel Writing in South Asia Majchrowicz
ASIAN_LC 290-0-22 The Birth of Modern Japan: Literature and Culture Gaubatz
ASIAN_LC 390-0-20 Taiwanese New Wave Cinema Byrnes
ASIAN_LC 390-0-20 Cities in Premodern Japanese Literature Gaubatz
ASIAN_LC 390-0-21 Women's Voices in Contemporary South Korea Kim
ASIAN_LC 390-0-21 Kings, Courtesans, and Khan Artists: Picturing Islam Majchrowicz
ASIAN_LC 390-0-22 Chan/Seon/Zen Buddhism (combined w/RELIGION 319-0-20) Buckelew
ASIAN_LC 390-0-22 Queer East Asias (combined w/GNDR_ST 341-0-20, GNDR_ST 350-3-20) Zamperini
ASIAN_LC 390-0-23 Buddhism in the Contemporary World (combined w/RELIGION 314-0-20) Jacoby
COMM_ST 321-0-20 Media & Publics Across Cultures Blechschmidt
COMP_LIT 202-0-20 20th C Russian Literature (combined w/SLAVIC 211-1-1) Pike
COMP_LIT 307-0-20 Queer Theory Latin America (combined w/SPANISH 397-0-1) Cruz
COMP_LIT 390-0-20 Persian Poetry and Iran's Poetesses Khoshkhoosani
ENGLISH 313-0-20 Postcolonial Noir (combined w/HUM 370-6-22, MENA 390-6-20) Johnson
ENGLISH 357-0-20 19th Century British Fiction Herbert
FRENCH 211-0-20 Changing France: Reading Cultures in French Licops
FRENCH 211-0-20 Reading Cultures in French Licops
FRENCH 272-0-20 Tragic Consciousness Mod. French Drama Dupas
FRENCH 273-0-20 Text, Sound, Image: Introducing Poetry Doyle
FRENCH 322-0-20 From Roman to Romance: Medieval French Narratives Davis
FRENCH 333-0-20 Topics in Renaissance Lit: Montaigne and Modernity Nazarian
FRENCH 344-0-20 Rousseau and the French Revolution Garraway
FRENCH 350-0-20 From Text to Image: The Novel in French Doyle
FRENCH 386-0-20 Feminist Autofictions: Gender & Writing Dupas
GBL_HLTH 301-0-20 Introduction to International Public Health Locke
GBL_HLTH 302-0-20 Global Bioethics Rodriguez
GBL_HLTH 306-0-1 Biomedicine and Culture Sullivan
GBL_HLTH 321-0-1 War and Public Health Locke
GBL_HLTH 390-0-20 Gbl H from Policy to Practice Sullivan
GBL_HLTH 390-0-21 Ecology of Infant Feeding (combined w/ANTHRO 390-0-24) Young
GBL_HLTH 390-0-22 History of Reproductive Health Rodriguez
GERMAN 326-0-20 Weimar in America (combined w/ENGLISH 312-0-21) Manning
GERMAN 346-0-20 Topics in German Literature and Culture (combined w/SLAVIC 393-0-1) Kerlova
GERMAN 366-0-20 Yiddish Culture and the Holocaust (combined w/JWSH ST 366-0-1) Moseley
GNDR_ST 321-0-21 Gender, War & Revolution (combined w/HISTORY 340-0-20) Liu
HISTORY 201-1-20 European Civilization: High Medieval Thru Mid-18th C Barnett
HISTORY 255-3-20 Background to African Civilization and Culture Glassman
HISTORY 271-3-20 History of the Islamic Middle East 1789-present Lauziere
HISTORY 275-2-20 History of Science and Medicine: In Modern Europe and America Alder
HISTORY 281-0-20 Chinese Civilization Macauley
HISTORY 300-0-28 Islamic Law and Mysticism Petry
HISTORY 340-0-20 Gender, War & Revolution (combined w/GNDR_ST 321-0-21) Liu
HISTORY 349-0-20 History of the Holocaust Frommer
HISTORY 362-3-20 Modern British History, 1900-present Cohen
HISTORY 366-0-20 Race and Nation in the Independence Era Ramirez
HISTORY 379-0-20 Biomedicine and World History Tilley
HISTORY 392-0-20 The Arabian Nights Petry
HISTORY 392-0-22 Gender Revolution in China Carroll
HISTORY 392-0-26 Holocaust Trials Frommer
HISTORY 392-0-28 Censorship in the Premodern World Freedman
HISTORY 393-0-24 Oral Hist & Terror Archives in Latin Amer Britto
HISTORY 393-0-26 Islamic Political Thought & Activism in the Modern Middle East Lauziere
HISTORY 393-0-28 Frontiers, Borderlands, and Nationalisms Koul
HISTORY 395-0-20 The Arabian Nights: Research Seminar Petry
HISTORY 395-0-22 Gender Revolution in China: Research Seminar Carroll
HISTORY 395-0-24 Hamas and Palestinian Political Islam: Research Seminar Rekhess
HISTORY 395-0-26 Holocaust Trials: Research Seminar Frommer
HISTORY 395-0-28 Refugees/Migration/Exile (colisted w/LATIN AM 391-0-20, INTL ST 390-0-20, RELIGION 379-0-24) Molina
HISTORY  392-0-24 Hamas and Palestinian Political Islam Rekhess
HISTORY  392-0-30 Hitchhiking the Atlantic (combined w/HUM 325-4-20, PORT 396-0-1) Britt
INTL_ST 390-0-20 Special Topics in International Studies: Refugee Crises & Human Rights (Co-listed with POLI_SCI 380-0-20) Ben-Arieh
INTL_ST 390-0-20 Refugees/Migration/Exile (combined w/LATIN AM 391-0-20, HIST 395-0-28, RELIGION 379-0-24) Molina
JOUR 372-0-20 International Journalism: South Africa Greenwell
JWSH_ST 280-7-1 Topics in Israel Studies: The Arab Israeli Conflict Daskal
JWSH_ST 366-0-1 Yiddish Culture and the Holocaust (combined w/GERMAN 366-0-20) Moseley
LATIN_AM 391-0-20 Refugees/Migration/Exile (colisted w/INTL ST 390-0-20, HIST 395-0-28, RELIGION 379-0-24) Molina
LING 222-0-20 Language, Politics, and Identity (combined w/SLAVIC 255-0-20) Elliott
MENA 301-2-20 Porous Borders: Geography, Power and Tactics of…(combined w/ANTHRO 390-0-23) Yildiz
MENA 390-6-20 Postcolonial Noir (combined w/HUM 370-6-22, ENGLISH 313-0-20)  Johnson
MENA 390-6-21 Advanced Topics in Middle East & North African Studies (combined w/COMP_LIT 390-0-20) Khoshkhoosani
MUSICOL 330-0-1 Russian Fairy Tale and Opera Naroditskaya
MUSICOL 352-0-1 Music in Purcell's England Austern
POLI_SCI 345-0-20 National Security Henke
POLI_SCI 376-0-20 Civil Wars Reno
PSYCH 334-0-20 Language and Thought Gentner
RELIGION 210-0-20 Introduction to Buddhism Jacoby
RELIGION 230-0-20 Introduction to Judaism Wimpfheimer
RELIGION 319-0-20 Chan/Seon/Zen Buddhism (combined w/ASIAN_LC 390-0-22) Buckelew
RELIGION 339-0-21 Gender and Judaism Sufrin
RTVF 312-1-20 History of Film I Rogers
SLAVIC  211-1-1 20th C Russian Literature (combined w/COMP_LIT 202-0-20) Pike
SLAVIC  255-0-20 Language, Politics, and Identity (combined w/LING 222-0-20) Elliott
SLAVIC  303-2-1 Modern Russian Readings and Language Malinina
SLAVIC  390-0-1 Introduction to Polish Literature Kosmala
SLAVIC  393-0-1 Prague: City of Cultures, City of Conflict (combined w/GERMAN 346-0-20) Kerlova
SPANISH 223-0-1 Cervantes Fernandez-Morera
SPANISH 250-0-1 Literature in Spain before 1700 Baez
SPANISH 261-0-1 Literature in Latin America since 1888 Bouzaglou
SPANISH 310-0-1 Origins of Spanish Civilization Fernandez-Morera
SPANISH 395-0-2 Representaciones del Indio y de la Indigeneidad Coronado
SPANISH 397-0-1 Queer Theory Latin America (combined w/COMP_LIT 307-0-20) Cruz

 

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