Approved Themes and Perspectives Courses

This section provides a listing of courses that have been approved by the Committee on College-wide Requirements for the ICC. Please check back regularly for updates. For perspectives, CA = creative arts; HM = humanities, SC = natural sciences; SO = social sciences.

Identities Theme

ANTH10400 Cultural Anthropology (SO)

ANTH22800 Critical Issues in Asian America (SO)

ANTH27300 The Iroquois and Their Neighbors (SO) [also DV]

ART18400 Identity Re-imagined through the Art of Painting (CA)

ART18500 Imagining Identities through Sculpture (CA)

ARTH13500 Introduction to Visual Culture (CA)

ARTH19601 Reading Buildings (CA)

ARTH22300 Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews (CA, HM) [ x-listed JWST22300 ]

ARTH23200 Architecture from Renaissance to Revolution (CA)

ARTH26500 Modern Latin American Art (CA) [also DV]

BIOL10210 Biology of Sex (SC)

BIOL10700 Human Genetics (SC)

CMST12000 Communication, Culture, and Rhetoric (HM)

CMST14000 Small Group Communication (SO)

ENGL11300 Introduction to Poetry (HM)

ENGL19401 Novel Identities, Fictional Selves (HM)

ENGL19404 American Masks (HM)

ENGL19406 The Search for Self in Short Stories (HM)

ENGL19408 The Power of Injustice and the Injustice of Power: Life at the Margins in American Literature (HM) [also DV]

ENGL19410 Engendering Modernity: 20th Century Women Writers (HM) [also DV]

FREN10100 Elementary French I (HM)

FREN10200 Elementary French II (HM)

GERO19501 Age Matters: Discovering the Possibilities Beyond Midlife (SO)

HIST10100 Foundations of Western Civilization (HM)

HIST16800 1968: A U.S. Revolution (HM)

HIST19400 The Islands: Caribbean History 1492-2000 (HM)

HIST19402 Women in Search of Utopia (HM)

HIST20900 Ethnic United States since the Civil War (HM)

HIST28200 Dictatorships and Democracies in Twentieth Century Europe (HM)

ITAL10100 Elementary Italian I (HM)

ITAL10200 Elementary Italian II (HM)

JWST22300 Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews (CA, HM) [ x-listed ARTH22300 ]

JWST27500 Israeli Culture Through Film (HM)

JWST29400 Contemporary Jewish Identities: Gender, Race, and Power (HM) [also DV]

LNGS19400 Memory, Exile, and Revolution in Caribbean Literature and Film (HM) [also DV]

LNGS19401 The Protagonist in French Literature (HM) [alternate course title: From Hero to Anti-hero: The Evolution of Character in French Literature in Translation]

LNGS19403 The Novel in the Mirror: Latin American Literature on Film (HM)  [also DV]

LNGS25000 You Are What You Speak: Language and Identity (SO)

MUED Exploring Cultural Diversity in the London Music Scene (CA) (Ithaca College-London Campus spring 2015 only)

MUNM25500 Women in Music (CA)

MUNM25900 African American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop (CA)

MUNM26300 Opera as a Forum for Nationalism in 19th-Century Italy and Germany (CA)

PHIL10100 Introduction to Philosophy (HM)

PHIL21200 Introduction to Ethics (HM)

PHIL26000 Difference and Community (HM) 

PHYS17500 Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (SC)

POLT12900 Explorations in Global and Comparative Studies (HM, SO)

RLST10400 Introduction to the New Testament (HM)

RLST10600 Introduction to World Religions: Western and Modern (HM)

RLST20500 Islam (HM)

SOCI13000 Youth and Youth Cultures (SO)

SOCI21300 Sociology of Sexualities (SO)

SOCI21800 Individual and Society (SO)

SOCI29200 The Changing Family (SO)  [also DV]

SPAN10100 Elementary Spanish I (HM)

SPAN10200 Elementary Spanish II (HM)

WRTG19401 Writing the West (HM)

WRTG19404 Origins: Writing About Heritage (HM)

 

Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation Theme

ANTH10300 Biological Anthropology (SC)

ANTH10700 World Archaeology (SO)

ART18300 Images and Innovation in the Art of Drawing (CA)

ARTH11100 Episodes in Western Art (CA)

ARTH19600 Understanding Art (CA)

ARTH20400 Visual Culture of Science (CA)

ARTH20500 Chemistry and Art (CA, SC)

ARTH26500 Modern Latin American Art (CA) [also DV]

BIOL10210 Biology of Sex (SC)

BIOL10700 Human Genetics (SC)

BIOL11010 History of Life on Earth (SC)

BIOL11400 Exploring the World through Evolutionary Biology (SC)

BIOL19700 Understanding Biotechnology: Promise and Problem (SC)

BIOL19703 Science Fact, Science Fiction (SC)

CHEM20500 Chemistry and Art (CA, SC)

CLTC11000 Media Literacy and Popular Culture (SO)

COMP10600 Multimedia Programming (CA)

CMST13200 Storytelling (CA)

CMST23000 Analysis & Performance of Literature (CA)

ENGL11300 Introduction to Poetry (HM)

ENGL19407 'Tis Folly to Be Wise: Fools, Madmen, and Saints (HM)

ENGL19409 Mysterious Muddles and Commonplace Crime: Gothic Novels and Detective Fiction (HM)

ENGL19412 Banned Books and Censorship Trials: Obscenity in the 20th Century (HM)

HIST23000 Early Science and Medicine (HM)

HNRS 20015 Investigating the Nature of Mathematics (SO)

LNGS19402 Introduction to the Art of Translation (HM)

MUNM25600 Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV (CA)

PHIL22300 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (HM)

PHYS17400 Solar System Astronomy (SC)

PHYS17500 Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (SC)

RLST10400 Introduction to the New Testament (HM)

RLST20100 Religion and Culture (HM)

WRTG19402 Ignorance and Inquiry (HM)

WRTG19600 The Spoken Word Revolution: Poetry for Performance (CA)

WRTG29601 New Genres: Flash Fiction and Non-Fiction (CA)

 

Mind, Body, Spirit Theme

ARTH11400 Architecture across Cultures (CA)

BIOL19701 Bird Brains and Mind Games (SC)

ENGL19402 "Oh Cruel World": The Literary Character in Crisis (HM)

ENGL19403 Madness and Modern Literature (HM)

MUNM13000 Music in Society (CA)

MUNM14000 Rock Styles Since 1955 (CA) 

PHIL10100 Introduction to Philosophy (HM)

PSYC10000 Psychology of Adjustment (SO)

PSYC23100 Health Psychology (SO)

PSYC23200 Matters of the Mind: The Neuron and Beyond (SC)

RLST10500 Introduction to World Religions: Indigenous and Eastern (HM)

RLST10600 Introduction to World Religions: Western and Modern (HM)

RLST20500 Islam (HM)

RLST20700 Death and Immortality (HM)

 

Power and Justice Theme

ANTH14500 Service Learning in Native America (SO)

ANTH22800 Critical Issues in Asian America (SO)

ARTH13500 Introduction to Visual Culture (CA)

ARTH16000 Art Across Cultures (CA)

ARTH19601 Reading Buildings (CA)

ARTH22100 Introduction to the Medieval World (CA)

ARTH22300 Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews (CA, HM) [ x-listed JWST22300 ]

ARTH23200 Architecture from Renaissance to Revolution (CA)

ENGL10400 Introduction to Contemporary World Literatures (HM) [also DV]

ENGL19408 The Power of Injustice and the Injustice of Power: Life at the Margins in American Literature (HM) [also DV]

ENVS11200 Sustainability Principles and Practices (SC, SO)

GCOM20100 Water Planet: Perspectives on Water Sustainability (HM)

HIST10100 Foundations of Western Civilization (HM)

HIST16800 1968: A U.S. Revolution (HM)

HIST19402 Women in Search of Utopia (HM)

HIST 20900 Ethnic United States since the Civil War (HM)

HIST27300 Global Revolutions in the 20th and 21st Centuries (HM)

HIST28200 Dictatorships and Democracies in Twentieth Century Europe (HM)

JWST22300 Jewish Imagery, Images of Jews (CA, HM) [ x-listed ARTH22300 ]

JWST27500 Israeli Culture Through Film (HM)

JWST29400 Contemporary Jewish Identities: Gender, Race, and Power (HM) [also DV]

LNGS19404 Transgressions in French & Francophone Literature in Translation (HM)

PHIL22000 Political Philosophy (HM)

PHIL26000 Difference and Community (HM)

POLT10100 US Politics (HM, SO)

POLT12200 Politics and Society (SO)

POLT12800 Understanding International Relations (SO)

POLT12900 Explorations in Global and Comparative Studies (HM, SO)

POLT14200 Ideas and Ideologies (HM, SO)

POLT14300 Understanding Capitalism (HM, SO)

SOCI10100 Introduction to Sociology (SO)

SOCI20300 Juvenile Delinquency (SO)

SOCI20700 Race and Ethnicity (SO) [also DV]

SOCI20800 Social Change (SO)

SOCI21200 Changing Contours of Work (SO)  [also DV]

SOCI24601 Introduction to Globalization: Missing Links in Commodity Chains (SO)

SOCI25000 Gender, Environment, and Global Change (SO)

SOCI29300 Introduction to Social Institutions and Organizations (SO)

THEA19600 U.S. Social Activist Theatre and Performance (CA)

WRTG19400 "The Slave and the Master": Investigations of Race, Class, and Gender in Hip Hop (HM)

WRTG19403 Slacktivism, Activism, and Writing to Change the World (HM)

WRTG29602 Writing the Poetry of Social Justice (CA)

 

Quest for a Sustainable Future Theme 

ART18200 Sustainability in Three Dimensional Design (CA)

ARTH11300 Elements of Architecture (CA)

ARTH11400 Architecture across Cultures (CA)

BIOL10400 Environmental Biology (SC)

BIOL10600 Plants, People, and Food Production (SC)

BIOL19700 Understanding Biotechnology: Promise and Problem (SC)

ENVS11000 The Environmental Crisis (SC, SO)

ENVS11200 Sustainability Principles and Practices (SC, SO)

GCOM20100 Water Planet: Perspectives on Water Sustainability (HM)

HIST19400 The Islands: Caribbean History 1492-2000 (HM)

HIST19401 Critical Issues in China: In & Beyond the Headlines (HM)

PHIL25000 Environmental Ethics (HM)

POLT12200 Politics and Society (SO)

POLT19500 Food and Water: Challenges to Sustainability (SO)

PSYC23500 Conservation Psychology: Psychology for a Sustainable World (SO)

SOCI25000 Gender, Environment, and Global Change (SO)

 

World of Systems Theme

ANTH10400 Cultural Anthropology (SO)

ANTH10700 World Archaeology (SO)

ARTH11100 Episodes in Western Art (CA)

ARTH16000 Art Across Cultures (CA)

ARTH20400 Visual Culture of Science (CA)

ARTH23500 Art in Europe, 1500-1800 (CA)

ARTH28600 Art and Globalization (CA)

BINT21000 Boom, Bust, and the American Economic Cycle (SO)

BIOL10600 Plants, People, and Food Production (SC)

BIOL11010 History of Life on Earth (SC)

BIOL19702 Biology of Cancer (SC)

BIOL19703 Science Fact, Science Fiction (SC)

CMST14000 Small Group Communication (SO)

ENGL10400 Introduction to Contemporary World Literatures (HM) [also DV]

ENGL19405 Prizing the Postcolonial: Contemporary Novels of the British Commonwealth (HM)

ENGL19411 Faking It: Reality Hunger in the Age of Artifice (HM)

ENVS11000 The Environmental Crisis (SC, SO)

HIST19401 Critical Issues in China: In & Beyond the Headlines (HM)

HIST27300 Global Revolutions in the 20th and 21st Centuries (HM)

HNRS20015 Investigating the Nature of Mathematics (SO)

LNGS19402 Introduction to the Art of Translation (HM)

LNGS23200 Introduction to Linguistics (HM)

PHYS17400 Solar System Astronomy (SC)

POLT10100 US Politics (HM, SO)

POLT12800 Understanding International Relations (SO)

POLT14200 Ideas and Ideologies (HM, SO)

POLT14300 Understanding Capitalism (HM, SO)

SOCI24601 Introduction to Globalization: Missing Links in Commodity Chains (SO)