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Internationalism

Students must take at least one course devoted to the study and analysis of social, cultural, scientific, aesthetic or ethical questions that arise through transnational or international encounters, systems, economies, processes, or dynamics. Courses listed as Internationalism OR U.S. Identities and Difference will only count for one designation and not both.

ANTH 111-01 Cultural Anthropology (Hilary Chart)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
ANTH 253-01
INTL 253-01
Comparative Muslim Cultures (Jenna Rice Rahaim)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
ART 161-01 Introduction to Art History II: From Renaissance to Modern (Erika Lopez Prater)
ART 171-01
ASIA 171-01
Introduction to the Art of Japan (Kari Shepherdson-Scott)
ART 294-01
ASIA 294-02
Art, Trade, and Treasure of the Silk Road (Kari Shepherdson-Scott)
ASIA 113-01
RELI 111-01
Introduction to Buddhism (Erik Davis)
ASIA 172-01
RELI 172-01
Cambodia: Empire to Today (Erik Davis)
ASIA 251-01
CHIN 251-01
EDUC 251-01
Cramming for the Exam: Education in Chinese Literature and History (Rivi Handler-Spitz)
ASIA 294-01
JAPA 294-01
Queer Literature and Culture from Contemporary Japan (Christopher Lowy)
ASIA 394-01
CHIN 394-01
The Art of Writing in China (Rivi Handler-Spitz)
CLAS 129-01 Greek Myths (Brian Lush)
ECON 221-01 Introduction to International Economics (Felix Friedt)
ECON 229-01 World Economic History (Pete Ferderer)
ENGL 235-01
GERM 365-01
A Kafkaesque Century (Kiarina Kordela)
ENGL 262-01 Studies in Literature and the Natural World (Amy Elkins)
ENGL 294-05
RUSS 251-01
Russian Literature on the Eve of Revolution (Julia Chadaga)
ENGL 294-06
WGSS 220-01
Feminist Reconstructions: Utopias, Masculinities, and Race (Sonita Sarker)
ENGL 294-07
WGSS 240-01
Comparative Feminisms: Whiteness and Postcolonialisms (Sonita Sarker)
ENGL 367-01
INTL 367-01
Postcolonial Theory (David Moore)
ENVI 254-01
GEOG 254-01
Population 8 Billion: Global Population Issues and Trends (Holly Barcus)
ENVI 294-03
GERM 294-01
The End of Nature: Culture and Catastrophe (Michael Powers)
ENVI 343-01
HIST 343-01
Imperial Nature: The United States and the Global Environment (Chris Wells)
ENVI 477-01
INTL 477-01
Comparative Environment and Development Studies (William Moseley)
FREN 305-01 Advanced Expression: Communication Tools (Claude Cassagne)
FREN 306-01 Introduction to Literary Analysis (Joelle Vitiello)
FREN 311-01 Francophone Cultures of/in America (Joelle Vitiello)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
FREN 446-01 The Animal and the Human in the French Enlightenment (Andrew Billing)
GEOG 113-01 World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization (Eric Carter)
GEOG 248-01 The Political Geography of Nations and Nationalism (Daniel Trudeau)
GEOG 249-01
LATI 249-01
Environment and Society in Latin America (Xavier Haro-Carrion)
GEOG 256-01 Medical Geography (Eric Carter)
GEOG 477-01 Comparative Environment and Development (William Moseley)
GERM 279-01
MCST 279-01
Value: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Cheap (Kiarina Kordela)
GERM 309-01 German Cultural History II: Ruptures and Remakings of Modern Germany (Rachael Huener)
HIST 115-01 Africa Since 1800 (Tara Hollies)
HIST 164-01
HIST 164-02
Global Health Histories (Jessica Pearson)
HIST 181-01
LATI 181-01
Introduction to Latin America (Ethan Besser Fredrick)
HIST 213-01 Women in African History (Tara Hollies)
HIST 284-01
INTL 284-01
Imaging the Modern City (Ernesto Capello)
HIST 294-03
RELI 294-03
Religion and Law in Africa (Tara Hollies)
INTL 111-01 Intro to International Studies: Literature and Global Culture (David Moore)
INTL 114-01 Intro to International Studies: International Codes of Conduct (James von Geldern)
INTL 202-01
MCST 202-01
Global Media Industries (Michael Griffin)
INTL 245-01 Intro to Intl Human Rights (Wendy Weber)
INTL 250-01
RUSS 250-01
Terrorism and Art: The Spectacle of Destruction (Julia Chadaga)
INTL 285-01
POLI 285-01
Ethnicity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe (Nadya Nedelsky)
INTL 301-01
POLI 333-01
Power and Development in Africa (Ahmed Samatar)
INTL 352-01
POLI 352-01
Transitional Justice (Nadya Nedelsky)
INTL 394-01
MCST 394-01
Structures and Cultures of International Journalism (Michael Griffin)
INTL 487-01 Senior Seminar: Rule of Law and the Chaos of Globalization (James von Geldern)
INTL 488-01 Senior Seminar: Thinking on a World Scale (David Moore)
JAPA 494-01 Literary Translation in Practice: Japanese to English Translation and the Issue of Style (Christopher Lowy)
LATI 245-01
POLI 245-01
Latin American Politics (Paul Dosh)
LATI 376-01
LING 436-01
SPAN 376-01
Spanish Dialectology (Cynthia Kauffeld)
MUSI 131-01 African Music (Sowah Mensah)
POLI 120-01 Foundations of International Politics (Bora Jeong)
POLI 140-01 Foundations of Comparative Politics (Paul Dosh)
POLI 160-01 Foundations of Political Theory (Andrew Latham)
POLI 222-01 Regional Conflict/Security: The Return of Great Power Competition (Andrew Latham)
POLI 294-03 Political Parties and Civil Society (Tahmina Rahman)
POLI 323-01 Humanitarianism in World Politics (Wendy Weber)
RELI 100-01 Introduction to Islam: Formation and Expansion (Ahoo Najafian)
RELI 136-01 World Religions and World Religions Discourse (James Laine)
RELI 394-01 The Islamic Republic: Explorations in Religion and Nationalism (Ahoo Najafian)
SOCI 294-04 Authoritarian Legality in an Age of Democratic Decline (Alisha Kirchoff)
SPAN 305-01 Advanced Oral and Written Expression (Claudia Giannini)
SPAN 305-02 Advanced Oral and Written Expression (Rosa Rull-Montoya)

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Quantitative Thinking

Students must take one or more courses with a Q3, Q2, or Q1 designation. A single Q3 course completely satisfies the requirement; alternatively, a Q2 course together with another Q2 or Q1 course, or three Q1 courses, can meet the requirement.

Q1

BIOL 190-01 Genetics (Mary Montgomery)
CHEM 312-01 Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Susan Green)
EDUC 220-01
PSYC 220-01
Educational Psychology (Tina Kruse)
GEOL 101-01 Dinosaurs (Kristina Curry Rogers)
GEOL 303-01 Surface/Groundwater Hydrology (Kelly MacGregor)
LING 294-01 Computational Methods in Linguistics (Kevin Schaefer)
MATH 135-01
MATH 135-02
Applied Multivariable Calculus I (Andrew Beveridge)
MATH 137-01
MATH 137-02
Applied Multivariable Calculus II (Matt Zumbrum)
MATH 236-01
MATH 236-02
Linear Algebra (Kristin Heysse)
MATH 237-01 Applied Multivariable Calculus III (David Ehren)
MATH 237-02 Applied Multivariable Calculus III (Taryn Flock)
MATH 279-01 Discrete Mathematics (Kristin Heysse)
MATH 279-02 Discrete Mathematics (David Ehren)
PHYS 348-01 Laboratory Instrumentation (James Doyle)
PSYC 100-01
PSYC 100-02
Introduction to Psychology (Ariel James)
PSYC 100-03 Introduction to Psychology (Annie Pezalla)

Q2

BIOL 180-01 Biodiversity and Evolution (Sarah Boyer)
CHEM 112-01 General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity (Annie McCue)
CHEM 112-02
CHEM 112-03
General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity (Kathryn Splan)
CHEM 222-01 Analytical Chemistry (Keith Kuwata)
COMP 112-01
COMP 112-02
STAT 112-01
STAT 112-02
Introduction to Data Science (Lisa Lendway)
COMP 112-03
STAT 112-03
Introduction to Data Science (Lauren Milne)
GEOG 225-01
GEOG 225-02
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Holly Barcus)
GEOL 105-01 Geohazards (Alan Chapman)
GEOL 165-01 History/Evolution of Earth (Raymond Rogers)
LING 304-01 Experimental Phonetics (Christina Esposito)
PSYC 242-01 Cognitive Psychology (Brooke Lea)
PSYC 248-01 Behavioral Neuroscience (Eric Wiertelak)
PSYC 301-01 Research in Psychology II (Cari Gillen-O'Neel)

Q3

BIOL 170-01
ENVI 170-01
Ecology and the Environment (Bratt, O'Connell)
BIOL 394-01 Biological Research Design and Data Analysis (Michael Anderson)
ECON 119-01 Principles of Economics (Amy Damon)
ECON 119-02 Principles of Economics (Ashwini Sankar)
ECON 119-03 Principles of Economics (Felix Friedt)
ECON 119-04 Principles of Economics (Ward Sayre)
ENVI 240-01 The Earth's Climate System (Louisa Bradtmiller)
GEOG 378-01 Statistical Research Methods in Geography (Laura Smith)
GEOL 103-01 Geocinema (Kelly MacGregor)
PHYS 227-01 Principles of Physics II (John Cannon)
POLI 269-01 Empirical Research Methods (Tahmina Rahman)
PSYC 201-01 Research in Psychology I (Steve Guglielmo)
PSYC 201-02 Research in Psychology I (Annie Pezalla)
SOCI 269-01 Social Science Inquiry (Erik Larson)
STAT 125-01 Epidemiology (Vittorio Addona)
STAT 155-01
STAT 155-03
Introduction to Statistical Modeling (Alicia Johnson)
STAT 155-04
STAT 155-05
Introduction to Statistical Modeling (Kelsey Grinde)

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U.S. Identities and Differences

Students must take at least one course devoted to the study of forms or forces that create, reflect, maintain, or contest identities of, and differences amongst, U.S. social groups (based in, for example, race, class, ethnicity, gender, language, nation, dis/ability, religion, sexuality). Courses listed as Internationalism OR U.S. Identities and Difference will only count for one designation and not both.

AMST 101-01 Explorations of Race and Racism (Duchess Harris)
AMST 222-01
HIST 222-01
Imagining the American West (Katrina Phillips)
AMST 226-01
HIST 226-01
American Indian History since 1871 (Katrina Phillips)
AMST 294-02 Sovereignty Matters: Critical Indigeneity, Gender and Governance (Kirisitina Sailiata)
AMST 294-05
ASIA 294-05
RELI 294-02
Reclaiming Zen, Yoga, and Church: Asian American Religions (Jake Nagasawa)
AMST 294-07
EDUC 294-01
Latinxs and US Education: Changing the Narrative (Jose Manuel Becerra-Cardenas)
AMST 294-08
WGSS 294-01
Trans Theories and Politics (Myrl Beam)
AMST 308-01
LATI 308-01
SPAN 308-01
Introduction to U.S. Latinx Studies (Alicia Munoz)
AMST 341-01
GEOG 341-01
City Life: Segregation, Integration, and Gentrification (Daniel Trudeau)
ANTH 111-01 Cultural Anthropology (Hilary Chart)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
ANTH 253-01
INTL 253-01
Comparative Muslim Cultures (Jenna Rice Rahaim)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
ANTH 270-01
CLAS 270-01
Cultural Resource Management (Fleming, Legge)
ANTH 380-01 Stigma and Disabilities (Ron Barrett)
EDUC 230-01 Community Youth Development in Multicultural America (Tina Kruse)
FREN 311-01 Francophone Cultures of/in America (Joelle Vitiello)
Counts for either Internationalism or U.S. Identities and Difference but not both.
GEOG 250-01 Race, Place and Space (Jesse McClelland)
HIST 350-01
WGSS 250-01
Race, Gender, and Medicine (Amy Sullivan)
HIST 394-01 Native American Activism (Katrina Phillips)
INTD 103-01 Writing U.S. Academic Culture (Jake Mohan)
LING 175-01
SOCI 175-01
Sociolinguistics (Marianne Milligan)
MCST 128-01 Film Analysis/Visual Culture (Bradley Stiffler)
MCST 294-01 Blackness and Images (Tia-Simone Gardner)
POLI 204-01 US City and Metro Politics (Lesley Lavery)
PSYC 368-01
WGSS 394-02
Psychology of/and Disability (Joan Ostrove)
RELI 238-01 Catholics: Culture, Identity, Politics (James Laine)
RELI 394-02 Gender, Caste, and Race: The Biological Reading of the Socio-Religious (Hart, Laine)
SOCI 150-01 Prius or Pickup? Political Divides and Social Class (Khaldoun Samman)
SOCI 194-01 Care versus Cure: Sociological Approaches to Disability Studies (Lisa Gulya)
SOCI 220-01 Sociology of Race/Ethnicity (Erika Busse-Cardenas)
SPAN 373-01 Translation: Theory/Practice (Teresa Mesa Adamuz)
THDA 112-01
WGSS 194-01
Reading Plays: Queer Theater (C. Meaker)
WGSS 394-01 Queering Critical Prison Studies: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Mass Incarceration (Myrl Beam)

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Writing

Macalester seeks to ensure that all students receive instruction in writing that gives attention to writing as a process (writing is rewriting), and that provides students individually with feedback on the mechanics and substance of their writing. Courses will be classified as teaching argumentative writing (WA), as providing instruction in writing as craft (WC) or as offering significant practice in writing (WP). All students must successfully complete at least three Writing courses. Of the three courses, at least one must be WA and no more than one may be WP. Every student must take either a WA or WC course during the first semester of college, a requirement which may be met by a designated WA or WC First Year course.

WA

AMST 222-01
HIST 222-01
Imagining the American West (Katrina Phillips)
AMST 226-01
HIST 226-01
American Indian History since 1871 (Katrina Phillips)
AMST 294-08
WGSS 294-01
Trans Theories and Politics (Myrl Beam)
ART 264-01 Contemporary Art and Critical Theory (Erika Lopez Prater)
ART 294-01
ASIA 294-02
Art, Trade, and Treasure of the Silk Road (Kari Shepherdson-Scott)
ART 294-03 The Renaissance Reimagined: The Presence/Influence of Non-Western Cultures on Italian Art 1300-1520 (Lola Eliason)
BIOL 400-01 Seminar in Neuropharmacology (Marc Pisansky)
BIOL 476-01 Research in Biodiversity and Evolution (Sarah Boyer)
CLAS 194-01 Cosmopoleis (Andrew Overman)
ECON 225-01
INTL 225-01
Comparative Economic Systems (Gary Krueger)
ECON 381-01 Introduction to Econometrics (Gary Krueger)
ECON 381-02 Introduction to Econometrics (Amy Damon)
EDUC 380-01 Research Methods for Educ/Adv (Jonathan Hamilton)
ENGL 115-01 Shakespeare (Penelope Geng)
ENGL 125-01 Studies in Literature: Craft, Activism, and Subversive Stitchers (Amy Elkins)
ENGL 200-01 Major British Writers: Medieval and Renaissance (Penelope Geng)
ENGL 230-01 Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Melissa Merte)
ENGL 294-06
WGSS 220-01
Feminist Reconstructions: Utopias, Masculinities, and Race (Sonita Sarker)
ENGL 294-07
WGSS 240-01
Comparative Feminisms: Whiteness and Postcolonialisms (Sonita Sarker)
ENGL 367-01
INTL 367-01
Postcolonial Theory (David Moore)
ENVI 254-01
GEOG 254-01
Population 8 Billion: Global Population Issues and Trends (Holly Barcus)
ENVI 340-01
HIST 340-01
US Urban Environmental History (Chris Wells)
ENVI 343-01
HIST 343-01
Imperial Nature: The United States and the Global Environment (Chris Wells)
ENVI 477-01
INTL 477-01
Comparative Environment and Development Studies (William Moseley)
FREN 306-01 Introduction to Literary Analysis (Joelle Vitiello)
GEOG 248-01 The Political Geography of Nations and Nationalism (Daniel Trudeau)
GEOG 476-01 Transportation Geography Sem (Laura Smith)
GEOG 477-01 Comparative Environment and Development (William Moseley)
GERM 309-01 German Cultural History II: Ruptures and Remakings of Modern Germany (Rachael Huener)
GERM 316-01
PHIL 216-01
Reading Marx (David Martyn)
HIST 164-01
HIST 164-02
Global Health Histories (Jessica Pearson)
HIST 181-01
LATI 181-01
Introduction to Latin America (Ethan Besser Fredrick)
HIST 284-01
INTL 284-01
Imaging the Modern City (Ernesto Capello)
HIST 350-01
WGSS 250-01
Race, Gender, and Medicine (Amy Sullivan)
HIST 394-01 Native American Activism (Katrina Phillips)
INTD 103-01 Writing U.S. Academic Culture (Jake Mohan)
INTL 111-01 Intro to International Studies: Literature and Global Culture (David Moore)
INTL 114-01 Intro to International Studies: International Codes of Conduct (James von Geldern)
INTL 250-01
RUSS 250-01
Terrorism and Art: The Spectacle of Destruction (Julia Chadaga)
INTL 285-01
POLI 285-01
Ethnicity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe (Nadya Nedelsky)
INTL 488-01 Senior Seminar: Thinking on a World Scale (David Moore)
LATI 245-01
POLI 245-01
Latin American Politics (Paul Dosh)
LING 304-01 Experimental Phonetics (Christina Esposito)
LING 378-01
PSYC 378-01
Psychology of Language (Brooke Lea)
MCST 110-01 Texts and Power: Foundations of Media and Cultural Studies (Bradley Stiffler)
MUSI 343-01 Western Music-19th Century (Mark Mazullo)
PHIL 100-01 Introduction to Philosophy (Janet Folina)
PHIL 121-01
PHIL 121-02
Ethics (Amy Ihlan)
PHIL 201-01 Modern Philosophy (Geoffrey Gorham)
POLI 140-01 Foundations of Comparative Politics (Paul Dosh)
POLI 272-01 Persuasion and Political Change (Adrienne Christiansen)
PSYC 301-01 Research in Psychology II (Cari Gillen-O'Neel)
PSYC 394-02 Psychology and Neuroscience of Face Processing (Darcy Burgund)
PSYC 450-01 Research in Hemisphere Asymmetries (Darcy Burgund)
RELI 100-01 Introduction to Islam: Formation and Expansion (Ahoo Najafian)
SOCI 269-01 Social Science Inquiry (Erik Larson)
SPAN 305-01 Advanced Oral and Written Expression (Claudia Giannini)
SPAN 305-02 Advanced Oral and Written Expression (Rosa Rull-Montoya)
THDA 112-01
WGSS 194-01
Reading Plays: Queer Theater (C. Meaker)

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WC

ENGL 150-01 Introduction to Creative Writing (Emma Torzs)
ENGL 150-02 Introduction to Creative Writing (Aurora Masum-Javed)
ENGL 150-03 Introduction to Creative Writing (Melissa Cundieff)
ENGL 150-04
ENGL 150-05
Introduction to Creative Writing (Sally Franson)
ENGL 150-06 Introduction to Creative Writing (James Dawes)
ENGL 150-07 Introduction to Creative Writing (Matt Burgess)
ENGL 150-08 Introduction to Creative Writing (Steven Woodward)
ENGL 150-09 Introduction to Creative Writing (Daniel Hornsby)
ENGL 281-01 Crafts of Writing: Fiction: A History of Narrative (Matt Burgess)
ENGL 282-01 The Crafts of Writing: Creative Nonfiction (Sally Franson)
ENGL 285-01
THDA 242-01
Playwriting (Marvin Gonzalez)
ENGL 294-04 Crafts of Writing: Visual Storytelling (Matt Burgess)
ENGL 385-01
THDA 385-01
Intermediate Playwriting (Lucas Baisch)
HIST 353-01 Oceans in World History (Karin Velez)
JAPA 494-01 Literary Translation in Practice: Japanese to English Translation and the Issue of Style (Christopher Lowy)
RELI 238-01 Catholics: Culture, Identity, Politics (James Laine)
SPAN 373-01 Translation: Theory/Practice (Teresa Mesa Adamuz)

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WP

AMST 341-01
GEOG 341-01
City Life: Segregation, Integration, and Gentrification (Daniel Trudeau)
ANTH 111-01 Cultural Anthropology (Hilary Chart)
ANTH 294-03
MCST 294-04
Digital Cultural Heritage (Aisling Quigley)
ASIA 113-01
RELI 111-01
Introduction to Buddhism (Erik Davis)
ASIA 394-01
CHIN 394-01
The Art of Writing in China (Rivi Handler-Spitz)
COMP 365-01
COMP 365-02
MATH 365-01
MATH 365-02
Computational Linear Algebra (David Shuman)
ECON 356-01 Capital Markets (Liang Ding)
EDUC 260-01 Critical Issues in Urban Education (Brian Lozenski)
ENGL 294-05
RUSS 251-01
Russian Literature on the Eve of Revolution (Julia Chadaga)
HIST 115-01 Africa Since 1800 (Tara Hollies)
HIST 213-01 Women in African History (Tara Hollies)
HIST 294-03
RELI 294-03
Religion and Law in Africa (Tara Hollies)
INTL 202-01
MCST 202-01
Global Media Industries (Michael Griffin)
INTL 394-01
MCST 394-01
Structures and Cultures of International Journalism (Michael Griffin)
POLI 323-01 Humanitarianism in World Politics (Wendy Weber)
PSYC 100-01
PSYC 100-02
Introduction to Psychology (Ariel James)
PSYC 100-03 Introduction to Psychology (Annie Pezalla)
PSYC 250-01 Developmental Psychology (Cari Gillen-O'Neel)
SOCI 150-01 Prius or Pickup? Political Divides and Social Class (Khaldoun Samman)
THDA 230-01 The Art of Play: Action, Invention, and Chaos (Robert Rosen)

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