Perspectives

To satisfy UGER requirements, students must satisfy a set of Perspectives requirements. 

  1. Perspective: Moral and Ethical Reasoning
  2. Perspective: Understanding Global Perspectives
  3. Perspective: Human Diversity and Commonality
  4. Perspective: Local and Global Engagement

1. Perspective: Moral and Ethical Reasoning

Courses or course sequences in this category include a critical examination of essential questions of morality, ethical theories, or applied ethics in a variety of contexts spanning cultures, historical time periods, organizations, or individuals.  These courses challenge students to reflect on ethical theories and frameworks, cultural values, or social consequences of ethical choices in either theoretical or concrete ways.

By the end of these experiences, students will be able to identify and evaluate moral and ethical aspects of a particular situation.

Students must earn a passing letter grade in a course or course sequence designated as satisfying the Moral and Ethical Reasoning requirement.  Transfer credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement unless approved by through an appeal process with the Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education.

Code Title Hours
Moral and Ethical Reasoning Courses:  
AFST 202 Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States 3
ARTH 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
BETH 271 Bioethics: Dilemmas 3
BETH 320 Disability Bioethics 3
BETH 329/429 Mental Health Ethics 3
COGS 250 Responsible AI: Cultivating a Just and Sustainable Socio-technical Future through Data Citizenship 3
ENGL 250 Responsible AI: Cultivating a Just and Sustainable Socio-technical Future through Data Citizenship 3
ENGL 258 Science Fiction 3
ENGR 399 Impact of Engineering on Society 3
ESTD 318 People and Planet 3
ESTD 387 Environmental Justice 3
ETHS 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
HSTY 208 Social History of Crime 3
HSTY 217 The Secret History of Corporate America 3
HSTY 219 Berlin in the Tumultuous 20th Century 3
HSTY 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
HSTY 236 World War I: Crucible of the 20th Century 3
HSTY 242 History of the Body 3
HSTY 294 History of Nature 3
HSTY 332 European International Relations 1789-1945 3
HSTY 335 History of 20th Century Germany 3
HSTY 353 Women in American History I 3
HUMN 250 Responsible AI: Cultivating a Just and Sustainable Socio-technical Future through Data Citizenship 3
JDST 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
NTRN 340 Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health 3
NTRN 350 Community Nutrition 3
NURS 326 Ethics of Pain Management in Vulnerable Populations 3
ORBH 240 Ethics for the Real World: Developing a Code of Ethics to Guide Decisions in Work and Life 3
ORBH 330 Quantum Leadership: Creating Value for You, Business, and the World 3
ORBH 375 Building Leadership Character: Ethics in Action 3
ORBH 380 Managing Negotiations 3
PHIL 102 Moral Character 3
PHIL 207 Good Relationships 3
PHIL 222 The Art & Science of Happiness 3
PHIL 308 Bioethics and Armed Conflict 3
PHIL 309 Climate Justice 3
PHIL 318 People and Planet 3
PHIL 319 Philosophy of State Violence: War, Colonization, Punishment, and Immigration 3
PHIL 337 Philosophy of Evil: Defining, Understanding, and Responding to Evil 3
PHIL 393 Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology 3
POSC 201 Politics: Participation and Power 3
POSC 318 People and Planet 3
POSC 347 Economic Inequality and Power in the United States 3
POSC 349 Political Science Research Methods 3
POSC 350 Utopian and Dystopian Political Visions
**Note: This is a one-time offering in summer 2024 only.
3
POSC 360 Revolts and Revolutions in Global Perspective 3
POSC 387 Environmental Justice 3
RLGN 101 Religion and Culture 3
RLGN 206 Religion and Ecology 3
RLGN 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
RLGN 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3
RLGN 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
RLGN 250 Responsible AI: Cultivating a Just and Sustainable Socio-technical Future through Data Citizenship 3
RLGN 253 Religion and Philosophy in China 3
SOCI 113 Critical Problems in Modern Society 3
SOCI 202 Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States 3
SOCI 250 Law & Society: Law, Rights and Policy 3
SOCI 344 Health Disparities 3
SOCI 380 Social Movements and Social Change 3
WGST 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3

2. Perspective: Understanding Global Perspectives

Courses or course sequences in this category substantively explore one or more cultures outside the United States in such a way as to challenge students’ perspectives on their own cultural assumptions, traditions, and experiences and/or the impact of the United States in an international context.

By the end of these experiences, students will be able to apply knowledge of one or more cultures outside the United States to better understand cultural assumptions, traditions, and experiences and/or the impacts of the United States.

Students must earn a passing letter grade in a course or course sequence designated as satisfying the Understanding Global Perspectives requirement.  Transfer credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement unless approved by through an appeal process with the Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education.

Code Title Hours
Understanding Global Perspectives Courses:  
AFST 258 History of Southern Africa 3
ANEE 107 Introduction to the Ancient Near East and Egypt 3
ANEE 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
ANEE 210 Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Literature 3
ANEE 224 Sword and Sandal: The Ancient Mediterranean in Film 3
ANEE 242 Cooking Up the Past: Food & Foodways in the Ancient World 3
ANEE 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
ANTH 102 Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 215 Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
ANTH 353 Chinese Culture and Society 3
ANTH 359 Introduction to Global Health 3
ARTH 101 Art History I 3
ARTH 102 Art History II 3
ARTH 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
ARTH 230 Ancient Roman Art and Architecture: Power, Politics, and Diversity 3
ARTH 241 Medieval Art 3
ARTH 272 American Modernism in an International Perspective
**Note: This is a one-time offering in spring 2024 only.
3
ARTH 284 History of Photography 3
ARTH 349 Gothic Art: Vision and Matter 3
ARTH 358 The Medieval Body 3
BIOL 233 The Life and Science of Ernest Everett Just
**Note: This is a one-time offering in spring 2024 only.
3
CLSC 193 The Ancient World 3
CLSC 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
CLSC 199 Athens: City in Context 3
CLSC 202 Classical Mythology 3
CLSC 203 Gods and Heroes in Greek Literature 3
CLSC 224 Sword and Sandal: The Ancient Mediterranean in Film 3
CLSC 230 Ancient Roman Art and Architecture: Power, Politics, and Diversity 3
CLSC 231 Athens to Alexandria: The World of Ancient Greece 3
CLSC 232 Gods and Gladiators: The World of Ancient Rome 3
CLSC 242 Cooking Up the Past: Food & Foodways in the Ancient World 3
CLSC 265 North Africa in Antiquity
**Note: This is a one-time offering in spring 2024 only.
3
CLSC 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
CLSC 318 Archaeological & Epigraphical Field School 3
DANC 121 Dance in Culture - Ethnic Forms 3
DANC 122 Dance in Culture - Theatrical Forms 3
ENGL 361 Irish Literature 3
ENGL 364 Global Anglophone Poetry 3
ENGL 364C Global Anglophone Poetry Capstone 3
ENGR 399 Impact of Engineering on Society 3
ESTD 387 Environmental Justice 3
ESTD 388 Global Politics of the Climate Crisis 3
ETHS 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
ETHS 254 The Holocaust 3
ETHS 258 History of Southern Africa 3
HSTY 103 Introduction to Medieval History, 500-1500 3
HSTY 107 Introduction to the Ancient Near East and Egypt 3
HSTY 113 Introduction to Modern World History 3
HSTY 163 Introduction to Modern Britain and its Empire 3
HSTY 164 The History of London in London: Study Abroad 3
HSTY 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
HSTY 215 Europe in the 20th Century 3
HSTY 219 Berlin in the Tumultuous 20th Century 3
HSTY 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
HSTY 231 Athens to Alexandria: The World of Ancient Greece 3
HSTY 232 Gods and Gladiators: The World of Ancient Rome 3
HSTY 236 World War I: Crucible of the 20th Century 3
HSTY 241 The History of Public Health 3
HSTY 244 Modern Latin America 3
HSTY 245 History of Capitalism 3
HSTY 246 Early Native American History 3
HSTY 254 The Holocaust 3
HSTY 258 History of Southern Africa 3
HSTY 278 Nineteenth-Century Europe 3
HSTY 285 Psychedelics in History 3
HSTY 294 History of Nature 3
HSTY 303 History of Early Christianities: First-Fourth Centuries CE 3
HSTY 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
HSTY 332 European International Relations 1789-1945 3
HSTY 335 History of 20th Century Germany 3
HSTY 345 The Modern European City 3
HSTY 357 Advanced Readings in Native American History 3
HSTY 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
HSTY 389 History of Zionism 3
HUMN 364 Global Anglophone Poetry 3
JAPN 235 The Japan Experience: Kyoto - Language, Culture & Exchanges 3
JAPN 255 Japanese Popular Culture and Society 3
JAPN 265 Constructing the Samurai: Images of Japanese Warriors from 1100's to the Present 3
JAPN 337 Love and Loss: Reading the Tale of Genji 3
JAPN 341 Power of Words: Ritual Uses of Premodern Japanese Literature 3
JAPN 355 Modern Japanese Novels and the West 3
JDST 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
JDST 254 The Holocaust 3
JDST 293 Introduction to Modern Jewish Literature, 1880-1945 3
JDST 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
JDST 389 History of Zionism 3
NTRN 200 Case Cooks: Ethnic Eats 1
NTRN 340 Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health 3
NTRN 342 Food Science 3
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns 3
ORBH 375 Building Leadership Character: Ethics in Action 3
PHIL 322 Decolonization 3
POSC 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POSC 172 Introduction to International Relations 3
POSC 357 Economic, Environmental, and Health Challenges: The Impact of Democracy 3
POSC 360 Revolts and Revolutions in Global Perspective 3
POSC 373 Politics of the European Union 3
POSC 375 The International Politics of Technology 3
POSC 377 Politics of Russia 3
POSC 387 Environmental Justice 3
POSC 388 Global Politics of the Climate Crisis 3
RLGN 101 Religion and Culture 3
RLGN 201 Interpreting Religion: Approaches and Current Issues 3
RLGN 206 Religion and Ecology 3
RLGN 210 Sacred Space in Global Religious Traditions 3
RLGN 216 Hinduism 3
RLGN 217 Buddhism 3
RLGN 220 Jewish Art and Architecture 3
RLGN 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3
RLGN 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
RLGN 230 Drugs, Religion, and Mystical Experiences 3
RLGN 242 World Christianity 3
RLGN 253 Religion and Philosophy in China 3
RLGN 254 The Holocaust 3
RLGN 275 Religion in the City: Skyscrapers, Hip-Hop, and Urban Spirituality 3
RLGN 347 Buddhism, Gender, and Sexuality 3
RLGN 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
RLGN 373 History of Early Christianities: First-Fourth Centuries CE 3
SOCI 232 Social Policy and Global Issues 3
SOCI 239 International Comparative Family Policy 3
SOCI 326 Gender, Inequality, and Globalization 3
SOCI 328 Capitalism, Cities, and Inequality 3
WGST 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3
WGST 239 International Comparative Family Policy 3
WLIT 203 Gods and Heroes in Greek Literature 3
WLIT 224 Sword and Sandal: The Ancient Mediterranean in Film 3
WLIT 285 Land-Identity-Nation: An Introduction to Israeli Literature 3
WLIT 310 Tel Aviv-Jaffa-Jerusalem and the Israeli Cultural Imaginary 3

3.  Perspective: Human Diversity and Commonality

Courses and course sequences in this category address in a substantive way one or more categories of human diversity, e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, age, religion, and other cultural practices, so as to provide students with new understandings of cultural variation, similarity, and change, or how one’s actions could have disparate impacts on different peoples.

By the end of these experiences, students will be able to analyze the ways in which forms of human difference shape a person’s experiences of and perspectives on contemporary and historical issues and/or how one’s actions could have disparate impacts on different peoples.

Students must earn a passing letter grade in a course or course sequence designated as satisfying the Human Diversity and Commonality requirement.  Transfer credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement unless approved by through an appeal process with the Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education.

Code Title Hours
Human Diversity and Commonality Courses:  
AFST 202 Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States 3
AFST 258 History of Southern Africa 3
AFST 285 Embodied Politics: Contemplative Practices and Social Justice 3
ANEE 107 Introduction to the Ancient Near East and Egypt 3
ANEE 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
ANEE 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
ANTH 102 Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Human Evolution 3
ANTH 107 Archaeology: An Introduction 3
ANTH 215 Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
ARTH 101 Art History I 3
ARTH 102 Art History II 3
ARTH 230 Ancient Roman Art and Architecture: Power, Politics, and Diversity 3
ARTH 270 American Art and Culture Before 1900 3
ARTH 271 American Art and Culture: The Twentieth Century 3
ARTH 284 History of Photography 3
ARTH 349 Gothic Art: Vision and Matter 3
ARTH 358 The Medieval Body 3
BETH 320 Disability Bioethics 3
BETH 339 Disability in Society 3
CLSC 193 The Ancient World 3
CLSC 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
CLSC 199 Athens: City in Context 3
CLSC 202 Classical Mythology 3
CLSC 203 Gods and Heroes in Greek Literature 3
CLSC 230 Ancient Roman Art and Architecture: Power, Politics, and Diversity 3
CLSC 231 Athens to Alexandria: The World of Ancient Greece 3
CLSC 232 Gods and Gladiators: The World of Ancient Rome 3
CLSC 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
COGS 202 Cognition and Culture 3
COGS 317 Cognitive Diversity and Commonality 3
COGS 343 Music Cognition 3
ENGL 280 The Politics of Beauty and Literature 3
ENGL 286 Literature, Gender, and Sexuality 3
ENGR 399 Impact of Engineering on Society 3
ETHS 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
ETHS 254 The Holocaust 3
ETHS 258 History of Southern Africa 3
HSTY 103 Introduction to Medieval History, 500-1500 3
HSTY 107 Introduction to the Ancient Near East and Egypt 3
HSTY 108 Introduction to Early American History 3
HSTY 113 Introduction to Modern World History 3
HSTY 138 Radical History in America 3
HSTY 163 Introduction to Modern Britain and its Empire 3
HSTY 194 Catapults and Cavalry: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean 3
HSTY 208 Social History of Crime 3
HSTY 210 Colonial America, 1607-1763 3
HSTY 211 The Era of the American Revolution, 1763 - 1789 3
HSTY 212 U.S. Politics, Culture, and Society, 1790-1860 3
HSTY 215 Europe in the 20th Century 3
HSTY 219 Berlin in the Tumultuous 20th Century 3
HSTY 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
HSTY 231 Athens to Alexandria: The World of Ancient Greece 3
HSTY 232 Gods and Gladiators: The World of Ancient Rome 3
HSTY 236 World War I: Crucible of the 20th Century 3
HSTY 241 The History of Public Health 3
HSTY 242 History of the Body 3
HSTY 246 Early Native American History 3
HSTY 254 The Holocaust 3
HSTY 258 History of Southern Africa 3
HSTY 268 American Rebellion 3
HSTY 271 Crime, Society, and Popular Culture in Early America 3
HSTY 278 Nineteenth-Century Europe 3
HSTY 282 Modern Native American History 3
HSTY 285 Psychedelics in History 3
HSTY 294 History of Nature 3
HSTY 303 History of Early Christianities: First-Fourth Centuries CE 3
HSTY 316 Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods 3
HSTY 332 European International Relations 1789-1945 3
HSTY 335 History of 20th Century Germany 3
HSTY 345 The Modern European City 3
HSTY 353 Women in American History I 3
HSTY 357 Advanced Readings in Native American History 3
HSTY 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
HSTY 389 History of Zionism 3
HUMN 212 Interrogating Information: Research and Writing for a Digital Public 3
JAPN 235 The Japan Experience: Kyoto - Language, Culture & Exchanges 3
JDST 254 The Holocaust 3
JDST 293 Introduction to Modern Jewish Literature, 1880-1945 3
JDST 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
JDST 389 History of Zionism 3
MUED 343 Music Cognition 3
MUED 443 Music Cognition 3
MUGN 216 Hip Hop History, Culture, Music 3
NTRN 320 Women's Wellness: From Food and Nutrition to Reproductive Health and Aging 3
NTRN 328 Child Nutrition, Development and Health 3
NTRN 337 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies 3
NTRN 341 Food as Medicine 3
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns 3
ORBH 240 Ethics for the Real World: Developing a Code of Ethics to Guide Decisions in Work and Life 3
ORBH 303 Developing Interpersonal Skills for Leading 3
ORBH 370 Navigating Gender in Organizations 3
ORBH 391 Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion: Towards a Globally Inclusive Workplace 3
PHED 222 Sex Education 3
POSC 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POSC 172 Introduction to International Relations 3
POSC 345 The Politics of Guns in the U.S. 3
POSC 377 Politics of Russia 3
PSCL 343 Music Cognition 3
RLGN 101 Religion and Culture 3
RLGN 206 Religion and Ecology 3
RLGN 210 Sacred Space in Global Religious Traditions 3
RLGN 216 Hinduism 3
RLGN 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3
RLGN 228 Asian Americans: Histories, Cultures, Religions 3
RLGN 230 Drugs, Religion, and Mystical Experiences 3
RLGN 242 World Christianity 3
RLGN 253 Religion and Philosophy in China 3
RLGN 254 The Holocaust 3
RLGN 275 Religion in the City: Skyscrapers, Hip-Hop, and Urban Spirituality 3
RLGN 285 Embodied Politics: Contemplative Practices and Social Justice 3
RLGN 347 Buddhism, Gender, and Sexuality 3
RLGN 371 Jews Under Christianity and Islam 3
RLGN 373 History of Early Christianities: First-Fourth Centuries CE 3
SOCI 202 Race and Ethnic Minorities in The United States 3
SOCI 208 Family in the 21st Century 3
SOCI 228 Sociology of Sexuality 3
SOCI 264 Body, Culture and Disability 3
SOCI 275 Lives in Medicine: Becoming and Being a Physician 3
SOCI 328 Capitalism, Cities, and Inequality 3
SOCI 349 Social Inequalities 3
SOCI 384 Sociology of Sex(es), Gender(s) and Sexuality(ies) 3
SOCI 386 Race and Racism 3
WGST 201 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
WGST 227 Islam, Gender, and Sexuality 3
WGST 228 Sociology of Sexuality 3
WGST 285 Embodied Politics: Contemplative Practices and Social Justice 3
WGST 286 Literature, Gender, and Sexuality 3
WGST 370 Navigating Gender in Organizations 3
WGST 391 Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion: Towards a Globally Inclusive Workplace 3
WLIT 203 Gods and Heroes in Greek Literature 3
WLIT 285 Land-Identity-Nation: An Introduction to Israeli Literature 3
WLIT 310 Tel Aviv-Jaffa-Jerusalem and the Israeli Cultural Imaginary 3

4. Perspective: Local and Global Engagement

Courses, course sequences, and activities in this category engage with communities beyond the university classroom in such a way as to promote civic engagement or community service.  They facilitate the development of civic or social responsibilities and the deeper understanding of communities in Cleveland, nationally, or around the world either through curricular or approved extracurricular participation.

By the end of these experiences, students will be able to interact as engaged citizens with civic or societal responsibilities with audiences outside the university.

Students may complete the Local and Global Engagement requirement either by earning a passing letter grade in an approved course or course sequence or by participation in an approved extracurricular activity.  Transfer credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement unless approved by through an appeal process with the Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education.

Code Title Hours
Local and Global Engagement Courses and Activities:  
ARTH 316 Methods in Public Humanities and Civic Engagement 3
CLSC 199 Athens: City in Context 3
CLSC 318 Archaeological & Epigraphical Field School 3
COGS 377 Ecopsychology: Reconnecting Mind, Body, Community 3
COOP 1 Cooperative Education 0
COOP 10 Cooperative Education Part-time 0
EDAB 1 Education Abroad 0
EDAB 3 Education Abroad Summer Term 0
EDAB 11 Alternate Education Abroad Program Experience 0
EDAB 21 First Semester CWRU in Madrid 0
ENGR 395 Community-engaged, Interdisciplinary Team-based Design Projects 1
HSTY 164 The History of London in London: Study Abroad 3
HSTY 349 Digital History Internship with the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History 3
HUMN 316 Methods in Public Humanities and Civic Engagement 3
HUMN 349 Digital History Internship with the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History 3
NURS 210 Teaching/Learning in the Community 3
NURS 260 Evidence Based Public Policy in the Community 3
ORBH 310 The Art and Science of High-Functioning Teams 3
ORBH 320 History of Labor & Unions in Business & Society; What Executives Need to Know to Manage Effectively 3
POSC 357 Economic, Environmental, and Health Challenges: The Impact of Democracy 3

Non-transcripted engineering internships approved by the Case School of Engineering Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice