Dual degree elective coursework requirements can be met by courses in the foreign language of interest and/or courses that focus on the concepts of globalization and related topics. A list of approved electives is provided below. Please note:

  1. This list includes only courses offered at Lafayette. Students often satisfy this requirement in part or in whole during their semester abroad. Contact the program chair to discuss further. The course syllabus must be provided to the program chair.
  2. Many of the courses on the list are not offered every year.
  3. Lafayette courses not on this list may be approved after consultation (including a copy of the syllabus) with the program chair.
  4. A maximum of one (1) course may be taken at the 100 level to satisfy this elective requirement.

Global Courses available for all languages:

GOVT 230 International Politics of the Middle East and Persian Gulf
GOVT 231 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT 332 Globalization and Security
GOVT 336 International Conflict
GOVT 405 US Foreign Policy in a Changing World
GOVT 415 Nationalism in World Politics
GOVT 419 Global Governance
IA 230 Global Perspectives on Gender and Equity
IA 240 Pursuing Global Sustainability
IA 310 Mapping World Cities
IA 330 Global Extraction, Resistance and Human Rights

Chinese

ART 128 Introduction to Asian Art
ART 228 East Asian Art and Architecture: China and Japan
ART 242 Chinese Art and Architecture
ASIA 101 Introduction to Asian Studies
ASIA 270 Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema
CHN 311 Contemporary China
CHN 312 Contemporary China II
CHN 411 Chinese Culture and Society I
CHN 412 Chinese Culture and Society II
GOVT 238 East Asian International Relations
GOVT 270 Chinese Foreign Policy
HIST 248 East Asia’s Last Dynasties: Japan, Korea and China 1600-1900
HIST 249 20th Century East Asia: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan
INDS 128 China: An Ancient Civilization and New Global Power
REL 233 Female Divinities and Demons in East Asia

French

CL 301 French Cinema in English
FREN 321 High and Popular Culture in Medieval and Renaissance France
FREN 322 Reason, Wit, and Wild Imaginings: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Civilization
FREN 323 Iconoclasts: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Literature
FREN 324 Turning the World Upside Down: French Civilization since 1789
FREN 325 Education and Empire: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Francophone Literature and Film
FREN 421 The Sword, The Rose, and the Pen: Constructing Identity in French Medieval Renaissance Literature and Culture
FREN 423 The Artist as Outsider: French Literature of the Nineteenth Century
FREN 424 Literature, Ideas, and Film
FREN 425 French Cinema
GOVT 331 Politics of the European Union
GOVT 412 Politics of European Integration
HIST 350 France from the Margins: History of Modern France
HIST 354 Seminar: World War I
IA 380 Contemporary Europe: Between Crisis and Cooperation

German

GERM 212 Vienna and Berlin in Architecture, Literature, and Film
GERM 311 German and Austrian Identities as Reflected in Contemporary Media
GERM 312 Exploring German America
GERM 322 German Literature and Culture after 1750
GERM 423 German Literature and Culture in the Age of Imperialism
GERM 424 From Modernism to Postmodernism and Beyond: Literature and Film of the German-Speaking World in the Twentieth Century
GERM 431 Literature and Film as a Mirror of Socio-Historical Issues in the Contemporary German-Speaking World
GOVT 331 Politics of the European Union
GOVT 412 Politics of European Integration
HIST 354 Seminar: World War I
IA 380 Contemporary Europe: Between Crisis and Cooperation
INDS 202 A Journey through the German-Speaking World: Exploring its History, Society and Arts

Japanese

ART 128 Introduction to Asian Art
ART 228 East Asian Art and Architecture: China and Japan
ART 240 Japanese Art and Architecture
A&S 275 Gender and Family in Modern and Contemporary Japan
ASIA 101 Introduction to Asian Studies
GOVT 238 East Asian International Relations
HIST 248 East Asia’s Last Dynasties: Japan, Korea and China 1600-1900
HIST 249 20th Century East Asia: Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan
HIST 250 Japan Goes to War 1895-1945
INDS 140 A History of Japanese Culture and Government, 400-1600 A.D.
REL 233 Female Divinities and Demons in East Asia

Russian

ART 241/REES 241 History, Art and Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe
CL 161/REES 161 Literary Masters of Tsarist Russia
CL 162/REES 162 Soviet and Russian Literature: Avant-Garde to Putin
CL 163/REES 163 Back in the USSR: Encounters with Soviet Russia on the Page and Screen
CL 265/REES 265 Dostoevsky in a Global Context
GOVT 225 Politics of Russia, the Other Post-Soviet States, and Eastern Europe
GOVT 412 Politics of European Integration
HIST 243 Imperial Russia
HIST 244 Russia from Lenin to Putin
HIST 354 Seminar: World War I
IA 380 Contemporary Europe: Between Crisis and Cooperation
INDS 280 The Three Faces of Russia: Imperial, Soviet and Modern
REES 267 Revolution! Russian Culture and the Radical Tradition
REES 270 National and Transnational Cinemas
RUSS 209 Survey of Russian Literature I
RUSS 210 Survey of Russian Literature II
RUSS 311 Russian Short Story
RUSS 316 Soviet Russian Literature

Spanish

A&S 263 Latin American Ethnography
GOVT 220 The United States and Latin American Relations
GOVT 227 Latin American Political History from the Conquest to the Present
GOVT 331 Politics of the European Union
GOVT 412 Politics of European Integration
GOVT 420 Issues in Contemporary Latin American Politics
HIST 245 Latin America: The Colonial Period
HIST 246 Latin America: The National Period
HIST 345 Colloquium: Histories of Argentina
HIST 368 Seminar in Latin American History
IA 380 Contemporary Europe: Between Crisis and Cooperation
INDS 191 The Cuban Revolution and its Social Impact: Focus on Social, Environmental and Agricultural Aspects
INDS 226 Constructing Madrid, Spain, and Iberian Worlds
REL 232 Religions in Latin America
SPAN 303 Texts and Contexts: Iberia (pre-1900)
SPAN 304 Texts and Contexts: Latin America (pre-1900)
SPAN 310 Survey of Spanish Literature I
SPAN 311 Survey of Spanish Literature II
SPAN 313 Texts and Contexts: Iberia (post-1900)
SPAN 314 Texts and Contexts: Latin America (post-1900)
SPAN 316 Visual Cultures of Latin America
SPAN 340 Latin American Crime Fiction
SPAN 342 Latin American Youth Cultures
SPAN 343 Images of Immigration in Spain
SPAN 345 Indigenous Philosophies and Cultural Productions
SPAN 346 Introduction to Caribbean Studies
SPAN 347 Afro-Descendent Writers in the Hispanic Caribbean
SPAN 421 Seminar in the Literature and Culture of the New World
SPAN 428 Seminar in Modern Spanish American Literature and Culture
SPAN 435 Research Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Civilization
SPAN 436 Research Seminar in Hispanic Culture and Civilization