International Business Electives

Regional Area Course Options

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


  • ARH 3410 African Art
  • COR 4040 Africans and African Development*
  • ENG 3830 The African Experience in Literature
  • HST 3130 Modern Africa


COR 3330 Religion and Art of Asia*

ENG 3820 Asian Literature of Social Change

HST 3210 China: Empire and Revolution, 1800-1948

PHL 3520 Eastern Philosophy

POL 3620 India and Pakistan

REL 3560 Chinese “Religions” from Confucius to Mao

REL 3570 Sages and Samurai: Religion in the Japanese Experience

REL 3600 Hindu Goddesses: From Myths to Movies

REL 3620 Hindu Textual Traditions: Sacrifices, Duty and Devotion


COR 3020 Italian Cinema*

COR 3570 Rome Since the Renaissance: Literature, Art and Cinema*

COR 3800 Florence Italy*

ENG 3910 Modern Italian Literature (study abroad)

FRE 3210 Reel Stories: Contemporary Topics through Film

FRE 3013 Business Cultures of the Francophone World

FRE 3062 Perspectives on Modern France

FRE 3063 Perspectives on the Francophone World**

FRE 3060 Defining Moments in French Civilization

GER 3010 Between Empire and Nazism

GER 3020 Germany During and After the Second World War

GER 3030 Divided Germany, 1949-89

GER 3040 Germany in the New Millennium

HST 3260 Ancient Greece

HST 3270 Ancient Rome

HST 3380 Germany: War, Democracy and Hitler, 1914-1945

HST 3390 A History of the Holocaust

HST 3800 History of Contemporary Italy (study abroad)

ITL 3210 Italian Conversation

POL 3500 Italian Politics and Government (study abroad)

REL 4720 Christians and Nazis

REL 3840 Modern Jewish Thought

SPN 3330 Defining moments in Spanish American Civilization

Latin America

ANT 3800 The Ancient Maya

ANT 3880 Archaeology of the Maya, Aztec and their Ancestors

COR 3340 Environmental Issues of Latin America*

ENG 3810 Latin American Literature and Culture

HST 3510 History of Mexico

HST 3530 Colonial Latin America

HST 3540 Modern Latin America

POL 3680 Latin American Politics

POL 3690 US-Latin American Relations

SPN 3150 Exploring Identity

SPN 3160 Spanish Speaking Cultures through Film

SPN 3300 Today’s Spanish Speaking World through Media

SPN 3580 In Search of Identity

SPN 3600 Voices of Identity through Spanish Phonetics

Middle East

COR 3590 Media and the Middle East*

ENG 3840 Middle Eastern Literature

HST 3160 The Modern Middle East

PHL 3500 The Spirit of Israel

POL 3660 Middle East Politics

REL 3630 Women in Islam: Veneration, Veils and Voices


Global Politics and Society Course Options

Take one course from the following:

  • COM 3300 International Communications
  • ENG 3800 Advanced World Literature
  • GEO 3100 Development and the Environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • GEO 3450 Global Environmental Change
  • HSS 3500 International Human Services
  • HSS 3510 Global Violence Against Women
  • HST 3490 Slavery and Resistance
  • INT 3700-3790 Topics in International Studies
  • PHS 3020 Global Health
  • POL 3410 International Organizations
  • POL 3420 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POL 3430 International Law
  • POL 3440 International Environmental Policy
  • POL 3450 International Terrorism
  • POL 3460 International Security
  • POL 3480 International Human Rights
  • POL 3590 Political Communication
  • POL 3620 India and Pakistan
  • POL 3660 Middle East Politics
  • POL 3790 International Political Economy
  • REL 3580 Sites and Rites: Sacred Space and Ritual in World Religions
  • SOC 3760 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)