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Foundation III

Global Perspectives (6 hours)

IIIA. Study Abroad (6 hours)

Six hours of Foundation credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program.


IIIB. Global Courses (6 hours)

These categories comprise courses or a series of courses focused on themes or issues relevant to the globalized society in which we all live, asking us to situate subject matter and skills relevant that subject in terms of their global implications. Through their work in these courses, students begin to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences; explore and understand their place and influence in the changing world; determine and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs; describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions; and identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces. All MPF III Global Perspectives courses must meet the goal:to develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences,and at least 2 of the following goals.

  1. Explore and understand place and influence in the changing world. 
  2. Determine and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs.
  3. Describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions.
  4. Identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces. 
  • AAA 201 Introduction to Asian/Asian American Studies (3) IIB, IIC, Cul, H
  • AAA/ENG 269 Colonial & Post Colonial Literature (3) IIB
  • AAA/REL 203 Religions of India (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • AAA 207 Asia and Globalization (3) IIB, Cul
  • AAA/BWS/PSY 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3)
  • AAA/AMS/ENG 248 Asian American Literature (3) IIA, IIIB
  • AMS 207 America - A Global Perspective (3) IIB, H
  • ARC 107 Global Design (3) IIB
  • ART 162 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Native America (3) IIA
  • ART/BWS 276 Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora (3) IIA, Cul, H
  • ART 335 Arts of West Africa (3)
  • ASO 201 Introduction to Applied Social Research (3) IIC
  • ATH/FST 135 Film as Ethnography (1) Cul
  • ATH 145 Lost Cities and Ancient Civilization (3) IIC, Cul, H
  • ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology (4) IIC
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World (3) IIC, Cul
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3) IIC, Cul
  • ATH 235 Imaging and Encountering the Anthropological Other (3) IIB
  • ATH/CLS/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3) IIC
  • ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives (3)
  • ATH 313 Latin American Archaeology (3) IIC
  • ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities (3)
  • ATH 361 Language and Power (3)
  • ATH 405/505 Food, Taste, and Desire (3)
  • ATH 426 Field Research (3)
  • BWS 151 Introduction to Black World Studies (3) IIB
  • BWS 156 Introduction to Africa (4) Cul
  • CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) V, Cul
  • CHI 257 Chinese Satire (3) IIB, Cul
  • CIT 448 Global and Strategic Issues in Information Technology (3)
  • CJS 451/551 Comparative Justice Systems (3) IIB
  • CMR 244 Introduction to Global Business (3) IC
  • EDP 366 Cross-cultural Examination of the United States and China within an Educational Context (3) IIC
  • EDT 202 Global Childhood Education: Diversity, Education & Society (3)
  • EDT 205 Race, Cultural Diversity, and Equity in Education (3)
  • EDT 221 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Culture and Second Language Acquisition (3) Cul
  • EDT 323 Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories and Practices (3) Cul
  • EDT 425 Teaching English Language Learners (3)
  • ENG 108 U.S. Cultures & Composition for Second-Language Writers (5) Cul
  • ENG 163 Literature and Travel (3) IIB
  • ENG 251 Introduction to European Literature (3)
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIB, Cul
  • ENG410X Selected Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • FRE 131 Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture (3) IIB, Cul
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3) IIC, Cul
  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography (3) IIC
  • GEO/SJS 159 Creating Global Peace (3) IIC, Cul
  • GEO/ITS/SOC 208 The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia (3) IIC
  • GER 232 The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • GER 252 The German-Jewish Experience (3)
  • GER/FST 261 German Film in Global Context (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • GER 321 Cultural Topics in German Speaking Europe Since 1870 (3)
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the (3) IIB
  • GHS 101 Introduction to Global Health (3)
  • GIC 101 Introduction to Global and Intercultural Studies (3) IIB, IIC
  • GIC/ENG 269 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (3) IIB
  • GIC 301 Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging (3) IIB, IIC, IC
  • GTY 260 Global Aging (3) Cul
  • HST 197 World History to 1500 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST 198 World History Since 1500 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST/BWS 224 Africa to 1884 (3)
  • HST/BWS 225 The Making of Modern Africa (3)
  • HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • HST/LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3) IIB, H
  • HST 270M Genocides in the 20th Century (3) IIB
  • HST 290E Enlightened NGOs - A Global History (3)
  • HST 296 World History Since 1945 (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3) IIC, Cul
  • ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3) IIC, Cul, H
  • KNH 213 Global and Community Nutrition (3)
  • KNH 214 Global Well-Being (3) IIC, Cul
  • KNH 448 Global Sport Perspectives (3)
  • LAS 208/ATH 206 Latin American Civilization (3) IIC, Cul, H
  • MUS 135 Understanding Jazz: Its History and Content (3) IIA, IIB
  • MUS 185 Diverse Worlds of Music (3) IIA, IIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3) IIA, IIB, Cul, H
  • MUS 285 Introduction to African American Music (3) IIA, IIB
  • POL 221W Modern World Governments (3) IIC, ADVW
  • POL 271 World Politics (3)
  • POR/BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3) IIA, IIB, Cul
  • POR/BWS/ENG/WGS/FST 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3) IIB, Cul
  • PSY 210 Psychology Across Cultures (3)
  • REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • REL 286 Global Jewish Civilization (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3)
  • RUS/ENG 256 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • RUS 257/ENG 267 Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3) IIB, Cul, H
  • SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3) IIC, IC
  • SJS/SOC 487 Globalization, Social Justice, and Human Rights (3)
  • SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3) IIC, Cul
  • SOC/KNH 448 Global Perspectives of Sport (3)
  • SPA/DST 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National, Local Issues (3) IIC, Cul
  • SPN 292 Language and the Latin American Diaspora (3) Cul, H
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3) IIC, Cul

Global Miami Plan Foundation III for International Students

International (non-immigrant visa-carrying) students may complete the Global Miami Plan’s Foundation III through 6 hours of Global Miami Plan course work. This exception acknowledges that international students at Miami are, at the very least, matching intercultural and transnational experiences of U.S. students who meet Foundation III through study abroad. In addition, this exception is designed to allow international students some flexibility in the choice of courses while still ensuring that these courses include liberal education experiences.

Specifically, this exception allows international students to satisfy Foundation III by counting any 6-credits from any course in the Global Miami Plan that is not being applied to any of the other liberal education requirements. The courses selected to meet Foundation III, in other words, can be approved Foundation courses, courses from a Thematic Sequence, or a Capstone, so long as those courses are not being used to complete other Foundation, Thematic Sequence, or Capstone requirements. Courses used to meet this requirement must be Miami University courses approved as liberal education courses.

Submit the designation form after you have declared your Thematic Sequence (or after you have declared a minor outside your department of major or a second major in another department if you are planning to complete the Thematic Sequence in these ways). Also, we advise you submit this form after the courses you list have begun and appear on your DAR as completed or in progress. Following this process helps us assure that there is no overlap between requirements and helps to reduce the need to make substitutions at a later date.

Foundation III Designation Form for International Students