International Business Electives 

Regional Area Course Options

Take one course from any of these geographic regions, ideally tied to your language proficiency.


ARH 341 African Art
COR 404 Africans and African Development*
ENG 338 The African Experience in Literature
HST 313 Modern Africa


COR 333 Religion and Art of Asia*
ENG 337 Asian Literature of Social Change
HST 320 Fashion, Food and Fun: Material Culture in China and Japan
HST 321 China: Empire and Revolution, 1800-1948
PHL 352 Eastern Philosophy
POL 362 India and Pakistan
REL 356 Chinese “Religions” from Confucius to Mao
REL 357 Sages and Samurai: Religion in the Japanese Experience
REL 360 Hindu Goddesses: From Myths to Movies
REL 362 Hindu Textual Traditions: Sacrifices, Duty and Devotion


ARH 310 Art History in Florence (study abroad)
COR 302 Italian Cinema*
COR 357 Rome Since the Renaissance: Literature, Art and Cinema*
COR 380 Florence Italy*
ENG 368 Modern Italian Literature (study abroad)
ENG 325 Romanticism
ENG 326 Realism and the Later 19th Century
FRE 321 Reel Stories: Contemporary Topics through Film
FRE 327 Business Cultures of the Francophone World
FRE 352 Perspectives on Modern France
FRE 353 Perspectives on the Francophone World**
FRE 361 Defining Moments in French Civilization
GER 321 Between Empire and Nazism
GER 322 Germany During and After the Second World War
GER 323 Divided Germany, 1949-89
GER 324 Germany in the New Millennium
HST 326 Ancient Greece
HST 327 Ancient Rome
HST 338 Germany: War, Democracy and Hitler, 1914-1945
HST 339 A History of the Holocaust
HST 380 History of Contemporary Italy (study abroad)
ITL 321 Italian Conversation
POL 350 Italian Politics and Government (study abroad)
REL 472 Christians and Nazis
REL 384 Modern Jewish Thought
SPN 333 Defining moments in Spanish American Civilization
THE 320 The Italian Comedic Tradition**

Latin America

ANT 380 The Ancient Maya
ANT 388 Archaeology of the Maya, Aztec and their Ancestors
COR 334 Environmental Issues of Latin America*
COR 336 Costa Rica*
ENG 335 Latin American Literature and Culture
HST 351 History of Mexico
HST 353 Colonial Latin America
HST 354 Modern Latin America
POL 368 Latin American Politics
POL 369 US-Latin American Relations
SPN 315 Exploring Identity
SPN 316 Spanish Speaking Cultures through Film
SPN 330 Today’s Spanish Speaking World through Media
SPN 358 In Search of Identity
SPN 360 Voices of Identity through Spanish Phonetics

Middle East

COR 359 Media and the Middle East*
ENG 385 Middle Eastern Literature
HST 316 The Modern Middle East
PHL 350 The Spirit of Israel
POL 366 Middle East Politics
REL 363 Women in Islam: Veneration, Veils and Voices
REL 365 Jihad in Historical and Global Perspective

Global Politics and Society Course

Take one course from here.

COM 336 International Cinema
COM 330 International Communications
ENG 310 International Rhetorics (prerequisite: ENG110)
ENG 331 Advanced World Literature
GEO 310 Development and the Environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia
GEO 345 Global Environmental Change
HSS 350 International Human Services
HSS 351 Global Violence Against Women
HST 349 Slavery and Resistance
INT 370-379 Topics in International Studies
PHS 302 Global Health
POL 341 International Organizations
POL 342 U.S. Foreign Policy
POL 343 International Law
POL 344 International Environmental Policy
POL 345 International Terrorism
POL 346 International Security
POL 348 International Human Rights
POL 359 Political Communication
POL 362 India and Pakistan
POL 366 Middle East Politics
POL 369 U.S.-Latin American Relations
POL 379 International Political Economy
REL 358 Sites and Rites: Sacred Space and Ritual in World Religions
SOC 376 Being and Becoming a Global Citizen

*For students who are pursuing a double major OR for students who have already fulfilled the advanced studies requirement in the Elon Core, COR classes that have either a regional or global focus can be taken to fulfill the above requirements.
**Special topics course (not all sections will have this focus)