Skip to Main Content

General Education: FGB


AMST 150 America and the World (3)

Examines America’s role in world history and the influence of world affairs on U.S. culture and society. Focuses on U.S. interdependence with African, European, Native American, Asian, and Polynesian civilizations, from 1492 to present.

AMST 150A America and the World (3)

Examines America’s role in world history and the influence of world affairs on U.S. culture and society. Focuses on U.S. interdependence with African, European, Native American, Asian, and Polynesian civilizations, from 1492 to present.

ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity (3)

Introduction to cultural anthropology. How humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Open to non-majors, required for ANTH majors. A-F only.

ANTH 152A Culture and Humanity (3)

Introduction to cultural anthropology. How humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Restricted to students in the Honors Program.

ART 176 Survey of Global Art II (3)

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from the 15th century to the present. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles. (Spring only)

ART 176A Survey of Global Art II (3)

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from the 15th century to the present. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles. (Spring only)

FSHN 141 Culture and Cuisine: The Global Diversity of Food (3)

A timeline of the world history of food and how it relates to culture, diversity, ethnicity, and religion. International food demonstrations and tastings included.

GEO 102 World Regional Geography (3)

World’s major cultural regions; geographic aspects of contemporary economic, social, political conditions.

HAW 100 Language in Hawai‘i: A Microcosm of Global Language Issues (3)

Survival kit for life in Hawai‘i: Introduction to Hawaiian and language related issues enhancing communicative experience in Hawai‘i. Examination of social, cultural, political, and linguistic cross-cultural interaction locally and globally. Taught in English/Hawai‘i Creole English.

HIST 152 World History since 1500 (3)

Continuation of 151. Historical narratives and global perspectives on human societies and cross-cultural interactions from 1500 to present; includes ways to think about the past and ways to use primary sources.

HIST 162A World Cultures in Perspective (3)

Continuation of 161A. Development of civilization from 1500 to the present. Offered as discussion and/ or problems course. Alternative for 151 and 152; students in Honors program only.

LAIS 120 Islands/Islas/Illhas and Global Exchange (3)

Cross-cultural study of global issues of navigation, commerce, and the environment, as expressed by the arts, traditions, and narratives from 1492 to the present. Connections with Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia,
Oceania.

LING 105 Language Endangerment, Globalization, and Indigenous Peoples (3)

Focus on language endangerment and globalization. Students are introduced to case studies on language endangerment from around the world and throughout history. Offered through the distance-learning Unit Mastery program. A-F only.

PHIL 131 Introduction to World Philosophy II (3)

Philosophy attempts to understand the human being and the societies they form. Introduces students to the notion of world philosophy, focusing upon thinkers who have helped to shape our present. A-F only. (Spring only)

POLS 150 Introduction to Global Politics (3)

Foundations in global politics from political, historical, and multicultural perspectives. A-F only.

POLS 160 Introduction to International and Global Studies (3)

Introduces undergraduate students to the major political, social, economic, cultural, technological, and historical dimensions of globalization. Special attention will be paid to globalization process that have impacted Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. A-F only. (Cross-listed as SOC 180)

SOC 180 Introduction to International and Global Studies (3)

Introduces undergraduate students to the major political, social, economic, cultural, technological, and historical dimensions of globalization. Special attention will be paid to globalization process that have impacted Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. A-F only. (Cross-listed as POLS 160) FGB

SPED 202 Global and Historical Perspectives of Disability in the Media (3)

Explores the history of disability representation across cultures. Emphasis is placed on examining evolving perceptions of disability as depicted in art, literature, print, film, and digital media. A-F only. FGB

TIM 102 Food and World Cultures (3)

An integrated cross-cultural approach to the study of foods and cultures. Examine history, concepts, principles of cultures and cuisines, the background of food tradition including habitat, social status, religious beliefs, gender, and other environmental considerations. A-F only.

TIM 102A Food and World Cultures (3)

An integrated cross-cultural approach to the study of foods and cultures. Examine history, concepts, principles of cultures and cuisines, the background of food tradition including habitat, social status, religious beliefs, gender, and other environmental considerations. A-F only.

WGSS 176 History of Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Global Perspective, 1500 CE to the Present (3)

Explores how gender, sex, and sexuality become key elements in human society from 1500 CE to present. Examines world cultures from multiple perspectives, stressing issues and forces of continuing influence. A-F only.