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Intercultural Perspectives

Another important component of the BIS degree is Intercultural Perspectives. This requirement is intended to help students enhance their multicultural competence and promote the development of informed, engaged, and responsible world citizens. Intercultural Perspectives becomes even more critical as the modern American workplace continues to become more diverse and include workers from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. Students have several options to consider when planning for this degree requirement. Students under the “old” Miami Plan (enrolling prior to the 2010-2011 academic year) should check with an advisor on how to fulfill the Miami Plan World Cultures requirement and BIS Intercultural Perspectives requirement without duplicate courses.

Course Requirements for Intercultural Perspectives

Two courses totaling at least six (6) credit hours from the list below or from the list of Miami Plan Global Courses;


any MPF World Cultures (IIIB) courses that has not already been used to satisfy a Miami Plan Foundation requirement;


courses or placement in a foreign language through the 202 level;


courses or placement in a foreign language through the 201 level plus one additional course as detailed above;


courses or placement in a foreign language through the 102 level plus two additional courses as detailed above.

Courses that fulfill Intercultural Perspectives requirement

  • AMS/HST/WGS 382—Women in American History (3)
  • ART 286—History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan (3)
  • ATH 206/LAS 208—Latin American Civilizations (3)
  • ATH 301—Intercultural Relations (3)
  • ATH 303—Native American Culture (4)
  • ATH 307—The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives (3)
  • ATH 325—Identity, Race, Gender, Class (3)
  • ATH 329—Religions of Africa (3)
  • ATH/BWS 366—African Oral Traditions (3)
  • ATH 388—Culture, Art, and Artifacts (3)
  • ATH 415/LAS 418—Caribbean Archaeology Field & Lab Methods (6)
  • BWS/GEO 209—Civilizations of Africa (3)
  • BWS/PSY 210—Psychology Across Cultures (3)
  • BWS 225—The Making of Modern Africa (3)
  • BWS/FST 267—National Cinemas: African Film (3)
  • BWS/SOC 348—Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
  • BWS/HST 386—Race in U.S. History (3)
  • BWS/CJS 401—Race and Criminal Justice
  • BWS/SOC 448—The African-American Experience (3)
  • BWS/GEO 455/555—Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America (3)
  • CIT 448—Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology (3)
  • CLS 102—Roman Civilization (3)
  • EDP 209—Development, Learning & Diversity (3)
  • ENG 162—Literature and Travel (3)
  • ENG/WGS 233—British Women Writers (3)
  • ENG 247—Appalachian Literature (3)
  • ENG 248—Asian American Literature (3)
  • ENG/BWS 336—African American Writing, 1746-1877 (3)
  • ENG 336—African American Writing, 1746-1877 (3)
  • ENG 337—African American Writing, 1878-1945 (3)
  • ENG 338—African American Writing, 1946-Present (3)
  • ENG 348—Ethnic American Literatures (3)
  • GEO 304—Latin American Development (4)
  • HST 246—Survey of Medieval History (3)
  • HST 270—Topics in European History (1-4)
  • HST 354— Modern Chinese History (3)
  • HST 383—Women in Chinese History (3)
  • HST 371—Native American History to 1800 (3)
  • LAS 315—Latin American Diaspora (3)
  • POL 271—World Politics (4)
  • POL 326—Comparative Ethnic Politics (3)
  • POL/WGS 346—Global Gender Politics (3)
  • POL 439—North American Politics: Unity and Diversity (3)
  • PSY 325—Psychology of Prejudice and Minority Experience (3)
  • REL 332—The Development of Christianity: 100-451 (3)
  • SOC/WGS 203—Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SOC/WGS 221—Human Sexuality (3)
  • STC 436—Intercultural Communication (3)
  • WGS 202—Introduction to GLBT Studies (3)
  • WGS 301—Women and Difference (3)