Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions catalog describes all undergraduate and graduate courses offered by Michigan State University. The searches below only return course versions Fall 2000 and forward. Please refer to the Archived Course Descriptions for versions prior to Fall 2000.

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IAH 201  United States and the World (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Major issues in development of U.S. society and culture, presented in international and comparative context. Influences from native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. Organized historically, with thematic emphasis on literature and the arts.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 202  Europe and the World (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students.
Description:
Cultural encounters and political relationships between Europeans and people(s) from other regions of the world since 1500 as shown through study of written texts, literature, the visual arts, music, and other forms of expression. Examples from Europe and several continents.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 203  Latin America and the World (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Major issues in the development of Latin American societies and cultures, presented in global perspective. Influences from indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, and others. Organized thematically and historically, through study of written texts, literature, and the arts.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 204  Asia and the World (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Major issues in the development of Asian societies and cultures and their interaction with other regions of the world since 1600. Topics from East, Southeast, and South Asia. Organized thematically and historically, through study of written texts, the arts, and other forms of expression.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 205  Africa and the World (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Major issues in the development of African societies and their interaction with other regions of the world since 600 through study of written texts, the arts and other forms of expression. Topics from West, East, North, and Southern Africa. Organized thematically and historically.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 206  Self, Society, and Technology (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I writing requirement.
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students.
Description:
Exploration in how technology affects and is affected by our conceptions of ourselves, relations with others, and our ideals. Approaches and materials from philosophy, literature, art, music, and history as well as the natural sciences.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 207  Literatures, Cultures, Identities (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Explorations in how literature reflects, creates, and challenges cultural and individual identities. Approaches and materials from literature, philosophy, the arts, religion, and history. Selected themes and issues, variable by term.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 208  Music and Culture (I)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Relationships between music and culture. Organized historically, geographically, or thematically, through study of written texts, music, the visual arts, and other forms of expression. Selected topics, variable by term in content and approach.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


IAH 209  Art, the Visual, and Culture (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
Completion of Tier I Writing Requirement
Description:
Exploration of art and visual culture in historical and cultural contexts. Reading and analysis of images. Approaches and materials from art history, anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, economics, and natural science in cross-cultural and international perspective. Content variable by term.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open