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Society and the Individual Courses (GE Area D)

The Society and the Individual Courses have been updated
for the 2015-17 catalog.

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SOCIETY & THE INDIVIDUAL (AREA D/E)

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL 20 20 16
The American Experience
(40404) (D1)
4 4 4
ES 112
Race, Culture and Politics in the United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introductory and interdisciplinary study of the ways that race and ethnicity are created by both historical processes and American institutional formation - specifically social, political, economic, legal and cultural institutions. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender and sexuality. 4 lectures. 
Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 112.
Fulfills GE D1 and USCP.

HIST 201

 

United States History to 1865
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Survey of the first half of U.S. history, including: contact and settlement, American Revolution, slavery, westward expansion, early California, Civil War, and California and U.S. Constitutions. Particular attention to how race, class, and gender shaped changing definitions of freedom and equality. Not open to students with credit in HIST 206 or HIST 207. 4 lectures.
Fulfills D1 and USCP.

HIST 202
United States History Since 1865
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Survey of the second half of U.S. history, including reconstruction, industrialization, the regulatory state, foreign affairs, and the remaking of citizenship rights and society. Particular attention to how race, class, and gender shaped changing definitions of freedom and equality. Not open to students with credit in HIST 207. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE Area D1 and USCP.

HIST 206
American Cultures
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

The social, cultural, constitutional, and political history of African American, Asian American, Native American, European American, and Latino/a men and women. Not open to students with credit in HIST 201 or HIST 202. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D1 and USCP.

HIST 207
Freedom and Equality in American History
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

The multiple and conflicting ways in which various Americans (defined in terms of race, class and gender) have struggled to formulate and promote their own understandings of freedom and equality, from the pre-conquest era to the present. 4 lectures. Not open to students with credit in HIST 201 or HIST 202.
Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 207. Fulfills GE D1 and USCP.

HNRS 112
Race, Culture and Politics in the United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Introductory and interdisciplinary study of the ways that race and ethnicity are created by both historical processes and American institutional formation - specifically social, political, economic, legal and cultural institutions. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender and sexuality. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 112. Fulfills GE D1 and USCP.

HNRS 207
Freedom and Equality in American History
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

The multiple and conflicting ways in which various Americans (defined in terms of race, class and gender) have struggled to formulate and promote their own understandings of freedom and equality, from the pre-conquest era to the present. 4 lectures. Not open to students with credit in HIST 201 or HIST 202.
Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 207. Fulfills GE D1 and USCP.

POLS 112
American and California Government
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Study of governmental institutions, politics, issues and political behavior in the United States and California in constitutional, historical, social and cultural perspectives. Meets the U.S. government and California state/local government requirement. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D1.

WGS 201
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to theories and research on how genders and sexualities in the US shape and are shaped by historical processes and US institutional formation - specifically social, political, economic, legal, cultural institutions. Emphasis on interlocking systems of gender, sexuality, race and class. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE Area D1 and USCP.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Political Economy (D2) 4 4 4
ECON 201
Survey of Economics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Emphasis on applications to current national and global economic issues. For majors requiring one quarter of economics. Not open to students having previous credit in ECON 222 or equivalent. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ECON/HNRS 201.
Fulfills GE D2.

ECON 222
Macroeconomics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Introduction to economic problems. Macroeconomic analysis and principles. Aggregate output, employment, prices, and economic policies for changing these variables. International trade and finance. Issues of economic growth and development. Comparative economic systems and economies in transition. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D2.

HIST 213
Modern Political Economy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

The relationship between states and economies in the modern period. Themes of modernization, industrialization, and colonial expansion. The major theories of political economy, especially liberalism and socialism. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 213.
Fulfills GE D2.

HIST 214
Political Economy of Latin America and the Middle East
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Comparative examination of socio-economic structures of the Middle East and Latin America in the framework of global economy. Analysis of the historical context of integration of these two regions in the international economic system and the local reactions to the effects of global forces on national structures.
4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D2.

HNRS 201
Survey of Economics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Emphasis on applications to current national and global economic issues. For majors requiring one quarter of economics. Not open to students having previous credit in ECON 222 or equivalent. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ECON/HNRS 201.
Fulfills GE D2.

HNRS 213
Modern Political Economy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

The relationship between states and economies in the modern period. Themes of modernization, industrialization, and colonial expansion. The major theories of political economy, especially liberalism and socialism. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 213.
Fulfills GE D2.

 

SOC 218
International Political Economy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Principles of international political economy in their social and cultural context. Sociological perspectives on the historical development of the world system and the current patterns of global inequality. Comparison of the political economy of major nations and their relation to the overall world system. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D2.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Comparative Social Institutions (D3) 4 4 4
ANT 201
Cultural Anthropology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Contemporary human cultures throughout the world. General patterns sought within the diversity of individual cultures. Includes such topics as: family organization; gender roles; adaptation to the environment; systems of economic exchange; political organization and leadership; religious beliefs and values; ethnicity and cultural pluralism; impact of Western culture on the developing world. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3
ANT 202
World Prehistory
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Development of the diverse human cultures of both the Old and New Worlds from the emergence of the first human ancestors (hominins) to the dawn of history; biological evolution, global cultural development, and adaptation before the advent of writing. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3.

ES 212
Global Origins of United States Cultures
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

How the global dispersal of Europeans, Asians, and Africans, the hemispheric dispersal of Latin Americans, and the forced internal migration of Native Americans have contributed to American cultural heritage and the struggles for ethnic, class and gender equality, and justice. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 212. Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

ES 241
Survey of Indigenous Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of indigenous studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

ES 242
Survey of Africana Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African diasporic peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

ES 243
Survey of Latino/a Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of Chicano/a and other Latino/a peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

ES 244
Survey of Asian American Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Asian American Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of West Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian peoples in the United States within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

GEOG 150
 
    
Introduction to Cultural Geography
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

The interplay of cultures, places, and environments, with emphasis on the diversity, interrelationships, and spatial features of global cultures. Topics include characteristics and patterns of population, ethnicity, agriculture, geopolitics, language, religion, urbanization, industry, and folk and popular culture. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 210
World History I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Global history from the beginnings of organized agriculture to the Industrial Revolution. Focus on causation, using geography and cultural creation to highlight economic, political, social, and intellectual developments of the major civilizations of earth. Priority given to Liberal Studies majors. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 216
Comparative Social Movements
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

History of global social movements from the late nineteenth century to the present. May include, but not limited to: socialism, nationalism, feminism, fascism and communism, pacifism, life reform, gay liberation, indigenous peoples' movements, and environmentalism. Includes a service learning component. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 216. Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 221
World History, Beginnings to 1000
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

History of world societies in comparative global perspective. Cross-cultural exchange, interaction, and conflict in the making of the world to 1000, concentrating on the rise of earliest human communities, growth of states, economic, political, and cultural transformations. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 222
World History, 1000 - 1800
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

History of world societies in comparative global perspective. Cross-cultural exchange, interaction, and conflict in the making of the world to 1800, concentrating on the global interaction and integration, cultural and ecological exchange, economic, political, and cultural transformations. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 223
World History, 1800 - Present
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Comparative history of Western and non-Western societies in global perspective. Cross-cultural exchange, interaction, and conflict in the making of the modern world, with focus on the economic, political, and cultural transformations that facilitated and emerged from imperialism. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 223.
Fulfills GE D3.

HIST 225

The World at War.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Comparative history of the causes and consequences of global warfare for diverse societies and individuals from prehistory to the present. Topics include the environment, technology, migration, economics, politics, religion, law, ethnicity, class, and gender as they relate to history of global warfare. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D3.

HNRS 161

Creating Sustainable Communities I.

2 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Environmental, historical, and social dimensions of sustainability. Elements of sustainable communities in a local and global context. Resilience and systems thinking. Introduction to research skills. Developing community within the Honors Program. Includes a service learning component. For University Honors Program students only. 1 lecture, 1 activity. Upon completion of HNRS 161 and HNRS 162, a student will receive 4 units of GE credit for Area D3.

HNRS 162

2 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: HNRS 161. Upon completion of HNRS 161 and HNRS 162, a student will receive 4 units of GE credit for Area D3.

Continuation of HNRS 161. Environmental, historical, and social dimensions of sustainability. Institutional views of sustainability. Environmental justice. Appropriate technology. Developing community within the Honors Program. Includes a service learning component. For University Honors Program students only. 1 lecture, 1 activity.

HNRS 212
Global Origins of United States Cultures
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

How the global dispersal of Europeans, Asians, and Africans, the hemispheric dispersal of Latin Americans, and the forced internal migration of Native Americans have contributed to American cultural heritage and the struggles for ethnic, class and gender equality, and justice. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/HNRS 212.
Fulfills GE D3 and USCP.

HNRS 216
Comparative Social Movements
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

History of global social movements from the late nineteenth century to the present. May include, but not limited to: socialism, nationalism, feminism, fascism and communism, pacifism, life reform, gay liberation, indigenous peoples' movements, and environmentalism. Includes a service learning component. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3.

HNRS 223
World History, 1800 - Present.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Comparative history of Western and non-Western societies in global perspective. Cross-cultural exchange, interaction, and conflict in the making of the modern world, with focus on the economic, political, and cultural transformations that facilitated and emerged from imperialism. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 223. Fulfills GE D3

RELS 201
Religion, Dialogue, and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

The way in which interactions between religious traditions shape society at various levels. Case studies drawn from eastern and western religious traditions during the ancient and modern periods. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3.

RPTA 201 Sociocultural Dimensions of Work and Leisure
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

History and theoretical frameworks associated with the interplay between work and leisure in the United States; global perspective examining sociocultural differences and marginalization of groups; issues impacting work-life balance including technology, demography, geography, corporate culture, and career fields. 4 lectures.

Fulfills GE D3.

SOC 110
Comparative Societies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to sociological theory and methods, emphasizing a comparative analysis of social institutions of contemporary societies in major world regions, including the family, religion, politics, and the economy. Direct comparisons made between American social institutions and those of other societies, their histories, social problems and social change. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D3.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Self Development (D4, CSU Area E) 4 4 4
COMS 218

 Media, Self and Society.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Overview of the interaction between mass media and individuals in American society. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from mass communication and psychology to explore how individuals develop a coherent understanding of self within a highly mediated world. The power and influence of media messages and practices. Individual responsibility in an information society. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as COMS/JOUR 218. Fulfills GE D4.

DANC 210

Active Wellness.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Investigation of health and wellness ideologies and techniques for dancers and non-dancers through active participation in fitness circuits and lecture. Elements of fitness, injury prevention, somatic methodologies, anatomy, and body image will be presented and discussed to help students maintain and cultivate optimum health now and in the future. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE D4.

EDES 123 Principles of Environmental Design
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Recommended: Previous or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 131 for ARCH majors.

Introduction to the individual's and societal relation with the designed and built environment, and its impact on natural resource consumption, identity, behavior, community, and human health, safety, and general well-being. Study of the individual and role of design in community development and in making and preserving culture. Diverse perspectives including designers, engineers, governing bodies, and individual users. 2 lectures, 2 discussions.

Fulfills GE D4.

FSN 250
 
  
Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Anthropological perspective of traditional and contemporary food customs and culture. Major emphasis on U.S. cultures including Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American. Opportunities to explore personal cultural food experiences. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D4 and USCP.

JOUR 218 Media, Self and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Overview of the interaction between mass media and individuals in American society. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from mass communication and psychology to explore how individuals develop a coherent understanding of self within a highly mediated world. The power and influence of media messages and practices. Individual responsibility in an information society. 4 lectures.

Crosslisted as COMS/JOUR 218.

Fulfills GE D4.

KINE 250
Healthy Living
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Personal health with emphasis on healthful behavioral practices including physical fitness, nutrition, psychosocial well-being, alcohol and other drugs, intentional and unintentional injury, reproductive health, infectious and non-infectious diseases. 4 lectures. Not open to students with credit in KINE 255 or Liberal Studies majors.

Fulfills GE D4.

KINE 255
Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Personal health with special emphasis on multicultural practices. Not open to students with credit in KINE 250. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D4 and USCP.

KINE 260
Women's Health Issues
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to major health issues that affect women disproportionately or differently from men. Topics include female sexual health and reproduction, exercise and eating behaviors, substance abuse, mental health and stress, and violence against women. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D4 and USCP.

PSY 201
General Psychology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to the psychological study of human beings. Applications and research in area such as psychobiology, perception, learning, motivation, consciousness, memory and cognition, personality, emotion, development, psychological assessment, social behavior, psychopathology and psychotherapy. A student may enroll for credit in either PSY 201 or PSY 202, but not both. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D4.

PSY 202
General Psychology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to the psychological study of human beings. Applications and research in area such as psychobiology, perception, learning, motivation, consciousness, memory and cognition, personality, emotion, development, psychological assessment, social behavior, psychopathology and psychotherapy. A student may enroll for credit in either PSY 201 or PSY 202, but not both. 3 lectures, 1 discussion.

Fulfills GE D4.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Society and the Individual Upper-Division Elective (D5) 4 4 0
Courses from student's major do not receive D5 credit.
ANT 325
Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A, one course in D2 and one course in D3.

Cultures of Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America) from earliest times to the Spanish Conquest. Olmec, Teotihuacano, Zapotec, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Major topics include religion, politics, warfare, art, writing, calendrics, ecology and trade. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

ANT 330
Indigenous South Americans
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A and two lower-division Area D courses.

Indigenous peoples of South America from the past to the present. Cross-cultural study of small band societies, tribes and large civilization states located from the Amazon basin to the Altiplano. Comparison of current state of indigenous rights and place in modern society. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

ANT 344

ANT 344. Sex, Death, and Human Nature 

GE Area D5

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A, D3, and B2.

How Darwinian processes of differential reproduction and mortality influence human interests, passions and behaviors. Theories of inclusive fitness, parental investment and senescence. Sex differences, sexual attraction, life histories, violence and aggression, including rape, homicide and infanticide. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

ANT 345
 
  
Human Behavioral Ecology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, one course in B2 and one lower-division Area D course.

Biological and cultural influences of natural and sexual selection on individual behavior. Ecological effects on human behavior to reproduce and acquire resources. Scientific method for understanding foraging behavior, group living, social skills, kinship, parenting, religion, and mating. Cross-cultural, cross-sex, and cross-species comparisons. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

ANT 360
Human Cultural Adaptations
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A, one course in D2 and one course in D3.

Social and cultural evolution from Paleolithic times to the present. Interactions of demographic, economic and ecological factors are emphasized. Main topics include human nature/culture, sex and gender, cooperation and conflict, the 'agricultural revolution', state formation, social inequality and globalization. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

BUS 311
Managing Technology in the International Legal Environment
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D1 and D2.

Analysis of U.S. and international laws regarding technological innovations from economic, social and political perspectives. Copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, contracts, products liability and privacy. The Internet, computer programs and biotechnology. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE Area D5 except for Business Administration majors.

COMS 316 Intercultural Communication
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP, SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; completion of GE Area D1 and an additional Area D course.

Cultural aspects of communication within and among diverse groups. Particular focus on U.S. culture and history and the diversity of ethnic, subcultural, and co-cultural groups. Development of nuanced understanding of the role of culture and communication in human thought, behavior, and interaction. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Not open to students with credit in COMS 416. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GE D5 except for Communication Studies majors.

COMS 386

Communication, Media, and Politics

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; completion of one lower division Area D course. Recommended: COMS 218 or POLS 112.

Political communication and the U.S. mass media system, including role of the media in democratic society; news norms, government regulation of media, and media ownership; the changing media landscape and implications for news construction, polarization, and selective exposure; and incivility and bias. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Communication Studies majors.

CRP 304

Intergroup Dialogues

GE Area D5

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A; and completion of GE D1, D3, or D4. Recommended: Completion of USCP.

Weekly meetings of students from two distinct self-defined identity groups, with trained peer facilitators, in which readings, experiential activities, informed dialogue, and reflective writing are integrated as a means of encouraging self and group awareness and exploring ways to promote just community across difference. Supplemented by weekly lecture/discussions. 2 lectures, 2 discussions. Crosslisted as CRP/PSY 304. Fulfills GE D5 except for the following majors: City and Regional Planning, Child Development, and Psychology.

CRP 325

Reflections on Biking, Walking and the City

4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in GE Area D.

Study of the design of cities for walking and bicycling and its importance to the future of transportation and the resilience of cities. Reflection on how bicycles and pedestrians shape the urban environment through literature, music, policy, and design practices. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for City and Regional Planning majors.

CRP 334
Cities in a Global World
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of Area A and two courses from D1, D2, D3, D4.

Examination of the changes in the social and spatial organization of urban settlements in the twenty-first century caused by the urbanization and globalization processes. Comparative analysis of the traditional and contemporary cities in the Pacific Rim, South America and Eastern Europe. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for City and Regional Planning majors.

ECON 303
Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D1, and either ECON 221 and ECON 222, or ECON 201.

Economic analysis of the cause, extent and impact of poverty, discrimination and immigration and of the policies designed to address these socioeconomic issues. Emphasis on the experience of African-Americans, Latinos, and women in the United States. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ECON/HNRS 303. Fulfills GE D5 except for Economics majors.
Fulfills USCP.

ECON 304
Comparative Economic Systems
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D3, and either ECON 221 and ECON 222, or ECON 201.

Analysis of economic systems as a set of mechanisms and institutions for decision making, and the implementation of decisions regarding income distribution, the levels of consumption and production, and the level of economic welfare. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Economics majors.

ES 308
Fire and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A3 and one lower division course in GE Area D.

Prehistorical and historical record of human use of and attitude toward fire. Mythology and religion of fire. Traditional, cultural and ethnic variations and their influence on modern U.S. institutions involved in managing fire. 3 lectures, 1 activity.
Crosslisted as ES/NR 308.
Fulfills GE D5.

ES 310
Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

Dynamics of hip-hop culture, its historical development, political significance, and social influence. How hip-hop exemplifies cross-cultural hybridization within not only Black communities nationally and internationally, but also amongst indigenous, Latino/a, and Asian peoples in the U.S. and beyond. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 320
African American Cultural Images
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

Comparative study of the cultural representations of, and counter-representations by, American racial/ethnic groups in American popular opinion and consciousness, with particular emphasis on African Americans. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.
Fulfills USCP.

 

ES 321
Native American Cultural Images
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

Comparative study of the cultural representations of, and counter-representations by racial/ethnic groups in American popular opinion and consciousness, with particular emphasis on Native Americans. The cultural images of Native peoples in the United States that have characterized relationships. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.
Fulfills USCP.

ES 322
Asian American Cultural Images
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

Comparative study of the cultural representations of, and counter-representations by, American racial/ethnic groups in American popular opinion and consciousness, with particular emphasis on Asian-Americans. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 323
Mexican American Cultural Images
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

Comparative study of the cultural representations (racializing images and discourses) of, and counter-representations by, American cultural/ethnic groups in American popular opinion and consciousness, with particular emphasis on Mexican Americans/Latinos. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 330
The Chinese American Experience
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

History and current status of Chinese Americans, with emphasis on the international contexts, organizations and institutions of Chinese America, and on Chinese Americans' demographic compositions, spatial patterns, and cultural, socioeconomic, and political adaptation experiences. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 335
The Filipina/o American Experience
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or any ES D3 course.

An interdisciplinary examination of the historical development of Filipina/o American identities and communities. The social, cultural and political institutions that have influenced Filipina/o immigration, participatory citizenship, activism and cultural practices. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.
Fulfills USCP.

ES 345

Queer Ethnic Studies

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; and one course from lower division Area D.

Theories, research and methods focused on the interlocking systems of sexuality, race, racialization, and ethnicity in local, national and comparative global/transnational contexts. Relationships between racialization and heteronormativity; queer of color critique; queer migration; decolonizing queer organizing, theory, and knowledge production. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/WGS 345. Fulfills GE D5 except for Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 351
Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D.

Cross-cultural exploration of the intersections of gender, race, class, nation in the global engineering workforce, small- and large-scale technological systems, and international development programs; special attention to 21st century challenges and efforts to create more socially responsible engineering and technology. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/WGS 351.
Fulfills GE Area D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.

ES 380
Critical Race Theory
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A, and D1 or D3.

History and evolution of the critical race theory movement. Defining issues of the field; in particular, the relationship between race, power and the law. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.
Fulfills USCP.

ES 381
The Social Construction of Whiteness
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area D. Recommended: ES 112 (D1) or ES D3 course.

The investigation of the social construction of race in the United States through historicizing the category of 'whiteness.' Why 'white' was invented as a racial category and how white privilege has been sustained through social, political, economic and legal practices. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.
Fulfills USCP.

GEOG 300
Geography of United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A, D3.

The population (including origin, ethnicity, migration, and distribution), land utilization, and economic development viewed against the background of the physical environment. Topically and regionally organized. Pervading themes include landscape evolution and alteration, regional cultural distinctiveness, and current problems. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

GEOG 301
 
   

 

Geography of Resource Utilization
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and D3.

Multicultural, global perspective on the interdependence of people, ecosystems, and resource utilization. Topics include population, resource economics, food, forestry, fishing, water resources, air pollution, climate change, minerals, and energy. Grounded in principles of economic geography and environmental science, with emphasis on sustainability. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography majors.

GEOG 308
Global Geography
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

Examination of the major world regions such as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Focus on the origins and content of contemporary cultural landscapes and on their utility for understanding international differences, interactions, and current events. Particular attention to the relationship between humans and the environment. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography and Social Sciences majors.

GEOG 370
Geography of Latin America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A, D3.

Geographic analysis of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. The patterns of physical environment, culture, economy, and development. The issues (local, regional, and global) that shape Latin America. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology/Geography majors.

GEOG 380 Geography of the Caribbean
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior Standing; completion of GE Areas A, D3, and an additional Area D course.

Geographic analysis of the Caribbean including the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, and the Caribbean coasts of Central and South America. Investigates patterns and relationships between the physical and cultural geographies from local, regional, and global perspectives. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Anthropology and Geography majors.

 

HIST 306
The Witch-Hunts in Europe, 1400-1800
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major and completion of GE Areas A and D3.

A history of the development of witchcraft ideas, persecutions, and skepticism in the western world from 1400 to 1800, focusing on the legal, economic, social, and intellectual currents that produced, fired, and eventually ended the phenomenon. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 307
European Thought 1800-2000
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from D1, D2 or D3.

Intellectual and cultural history of Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. Liberalism, radical thought, feminism, evolutionary theory, psycho-analysis, structuralism, existentialism, and postmodernism. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 308
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from D2 or D3.

The African, Islam and Euro-American dimensions of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, with focus on its varying roots, organization and impact on cross-cultural and global levels. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 309
Cultures of West Africa and the African Diaspora
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area D2 or D3.

The cultures of West African and the African Diaspora, with special attention to the intersection of Animist, Islamic and Western cultures, and the survival of African cultures in the Americas as manifested in the artistic, religious, literary, and other humanistic legacies of the African Diaspora. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 310
East Asian Culture and Civilization.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from GE Area D2 or D3.

The pre-modern and modern histories of China and Japan. Focus on the traditional era, the transition to modernity, cultural uniqueness within East Asian civilization, and western images of Asia. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HIST 310/HNRS 312.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 316
Modern East Asia
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area D2 or D3.

Modern histories of China, Japan and Korea: great disruptions of modernity that have transformed these societies, common characteristics of modernity in East Asia, great differences between Chinese, Japanese and Korean histories, and the mutually constitutive nature of these East Asian histories. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 317
The Lure of the Sea
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in from Area D1, D2 or D3.

The history of the sea, people who travel across it, live alongside or in the midst of it, or simply seek it out. Topics include imperialism, maritime commerce, port cities, littoral societies, piracy, tourism, popular culture. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 318
The City in the Modern World
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area D1, D2 or D3.

Comparative history of social, economic, political, and cultural changes in urban life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics may include but are not limited to: commerce and labor; disease and death; conservation and preservation; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 319
Modern South and Southeast Asia
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area D2 or D3.

Modern histories of South and Southeast Asia: traditional empires and cultures, spread of modern capitalism, Western and Japanese colonialism, decolonization and independence, ethnic and religious tensions, roles in contemporary economy and geopolitics. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 320
Colonial and Revolutionary America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

Settlement and evolution of British America, background to the imperial dispute, events leading to the Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, the national economy, roles of and impact on African-Americans, women, Native Americans and Loyalists. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 321
Civil War America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

The experiences of nineteenth-century Americans. Focus on industrialization, antebellum reform, slavery, the Civil War battlefield and homefront, Reconstruction, and the creation of a New South. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 322
Modern America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

American history since 1900. Focus on domestic and foreign policy interactions, struggle of disenfranchised groups for social and political equality, and changes in culture and identity. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST 322/HNRS 323. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 324
The Historical Novel in the United States, 1960s to the Present.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

An introduction to the historical novel as it has developed in the United States since the 1960s. Exploration of how historical novels typically represent the past and the ways in which they change our notion of what counts as 'history.' 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 324.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 326 United States Foreign Relations since 1898
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; completion of GE Area A and two courses from Area D1, D2, or D3.

Topics include imperialism, the world wars, the Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. Particular attention to ideologies shaping U.S. policy; ethics and decision-making at multiple levels; and political, economic, social, and cultural consequences of U.S. activity for societies and individuals around the world. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 334
Modern Europe, 1789-1914.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two courses from Area D1, D2 or D3. Recommended: HIST 111.

Europe's 'long nineteenth century' reveals continuity and dramatic changes in politics, social structures and identities, forms of cultural expression, and scientific and technological knowledge. Topics include the French and Industrial revolutions; liberalism; nationalism; socialism; modernism; imperialism; and World War I. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 334.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 335
Modern Europe, 1914-Present
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two courses from Area D1, D2 or D3. Recommended: HIST 111.

Examination of twentieth-century European history. Topics include: First World War, World Economic Crisis, communism, fascism, mass culture, shifting gender roles, Second World War, Cold War, Velvet Revolution, and the European Union. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 335.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 336
Britain at War: The British, the Americans and the Struggle for Freedom, 1939-1945
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and D1 and one course from D2 or D3.

Historical examination of Great Britain's challenge to its sovereignty and freedom by the regime of Nazi Germany from 1939-1945. An account of how Britain formed an alliance with the United States, and how that partnership forged a successful campaign that culminated in the survival of Britain and destruction of the Nazi regime. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HIST 337

Colonial Latin America.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; completion of GE Area A; and one lower-division Area D course.

Survey of Latin American history in the colonial period from 1492 to the early nineteenth century. Special attention to the indigenous cultures, the Iberian civilization, and the evolving relationship between them. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors. Formerly HIST 339.

HIST 338

Modern Latin America

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; completion of GE Area A; and one lower-division Area D course.

Social, economic and political history of Latin America from the 19th century to the present. Historical development of economic structures and political and cultural institutions in the region, including Central America, the Hispanic Caribbean, and South America. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors. Formerly HIST 340.

HIST 350
The Scientific Revolution, c. 1500-1800
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two lower-division Area D courses. Recommended: One or more courses in GE Area B.

History of the intellectual, social, and cultural changes in the early modern period known as the 'Scientific Revolution.' Main topics include the Copernican Revolution, mechanical philosophy, natural history, and the social and material practices of early modern science. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 303
Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Immigration
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D1, and either ECON 221 and ECON 222, or ECON 201.

Economic analysis of the cause, extent and impact of poverty, discrimination and immigration and of the policies designed to address these socioeconomic issues. Emphasis on the experience of African-Americans, Latinos, and women in the United States. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ECON/HNRS 303. Fulfills GE D5 except for Economics majors. Fulfills USCP.

 

HNRS 312
East Asian Culture and Civilization
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from GE Area D2 or D3.

The pre-modern and modern histories of China and Japan. Focus on the traditional era, the transition to modernity, cultural uniqueness within East Asian civilization, and western images of Asia. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HIST 310/HNRS 312.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 317

The Lure of the Sea

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area D1, D2 or D3.

The history of the sea, people who travel across it, live alongside or in the midst of it, or simply seek it out. Topics include imperialism, maritime commerce, port cities, littoral societies, piracy, tourism, popular culture. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 317. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 323
Modern America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or History major; and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

American history since 1900. Focus on domestic and foreign policy interactions, struggle of disenfranchised groups for social and political equality, and changes in culture and identity. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST 322/HNRS 323. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 324
The Historical Novel in the United States, 1960s to the Present.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and D1.

An introduction to the historical novel as it has developed in the United States since the 1960s. Exploration of how historical novels typically represent the past and the ways in which they change our notion of what counts as 'history.' 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 324. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 334
Modern Europe, 1789-1914
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two courses from Area D1, D2 or D3. Recommended: HIST 111.

Europe's 'long nineteenth century' reveals continuity and dramatic changes in politics, social structures and identities, forms of cultural expression, and scientific and technological knowledge. Topics include the French and Industrial revolutions; liberalism; nationalism; socialism; modernism; imperialism; and World War I. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 334.
Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 335

Modern Europe, 1914-Present

4 units

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two courses from Area D1, D2 or D3. Recommended: HIST 111.

Examination of twentieth-century European history. Topics include: First World War, World Economic Crisis, communism, fascism, mass culture, shifting gender roles, Second World War, Cold War, Velvet Revolution, and the European Union. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HIST/HNRS 335. Fulfills GE D5 except for History majors.

HNRS 340
Sexuality Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from lower division Area D.

Sexuality in a cultural and historical context. Changing definitions of human subjectivity. The cultural and social regimes that control and create sexuality (including the 'invention' of homo/heterosexuality and the social, legal and political systems that define sexual ab/normality). Contemporary issues of sexual orientation and topics of sexuality in relation to gender and race. 4 seminars.
Crosslisted as WGS/HNRS 340.
Fulfills GE D5.

HNRS 391
 

 

    
Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, and two courses from GE D1-D4.

A broad overview of international development and appropriate design for sustainability. Besides traditional classroom work, students work in teams to address problems with technical solutions. Collaboration with mentors from the university, private sector, and nonprofits serves to provide diverse background and project mentorship. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HNRS/PSC/UNIV 391.
Fulfills GE D5.

ISLA 315
Critical Issues in Latin American Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two courses in lower division GE Area D (D2 and D3 recommended).

An interdisciplinary approach to selected topics and issues that address how social, economic, political, and cultural forces have shaped the challenges that face contemporary Latin America. Descriptive subtitles assigned to each course. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5. Formerly HUM 315.

ISLA 316
London: From Roman Colony to World Capital
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; enrollment in London Study; completion of GE Area A; completion of one course in GE Area D. Corequisite: Enrollment in ISLA 319.

Selective examination of the historical and cultural legacy of London within the development of Western civilization as well as its influence on the submission and eventual emergence of the non-Western world in the twentieth century. An analytical and interpretive study of how London shaped the social, economic, political and legal institutions of Western society. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5.

KINE 323
Sport and Gender
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D1 and either D3 or D4.

Intersections between sport and gender in American society. Identification and discussion of the historical, sociological and psychological issues that affect the sport experiences of males and females, especially as they relate to class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, and political movements. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Kinesiology majors.
Fulfills USCP.

KINE 324
Sports, Media and American Popular Culture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A, D1 and D3.

Issues of class, race/ethnicity, gender, various forms of deviance, and other aspects of social life. Exploration of sociological manifestations and implications of how the aforementioned social issues are embedded in mediated forms of sports. Kinesiology majors will not receive GE Area D5 credit. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE D5 and USCP.

 

NR 308
Fire and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A3 and one lower division course in GE Area D.

Prehistorical and historical record of human use of and attitude toward fire. Mythology and religion of fire. Traditional, cultural and ethnic variations and their influence on modern U.S. institutions involved in managing fire. 3 lectures, 1 activity.
Crosslisted as ES/NR 308.
Fulfills GE D5.

NR 323
 
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A3 and D1.

Social, economic, political and ecological conditions and institutions that influence decisions affecting the environment; examination of human-caused environmental impacts and how they in turn influence social institutions. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Forestry and Natural Resources majors.

NR 324

 

 

Social Dimensions of Sustainable Food and Fiber Systems
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A; completion of 2 lower division courses in GE Area D; and junior standing.

Historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural dimensions of sustainable food and fiber systems. Overview of frameworks used for understanding agro-ecological sustainability with an emphasis on human elements. Exploration of core sustainability concepts, practices, and goals through case studies. 4 lectures.

Fulfills GE D5 except for Environmental Management and Protection majors.

POLS 325
Global Political Issues
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; completion of one lower-division Area D course.

Concepts and theories in international relations and contemporary global issues. Application of principles of international relations to political issues and subjects which affect our lives. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

POLS 337

 U.S. and China in the Contemporary World

4 units

Term Typically Offered: SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; and completion of one lower-division Area D course.

Investigation of China's political history with close attention to past and present U.S.-China relations. Topics include the conflict over Taiwan, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and ongoing economic cooperation and competition, concerning trade and debt. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

POLS 338
Critical Issues in American Politics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; one course from D1 (POLS 112 recommended).

Examination of significant social, legal, economic and political issues that face the country and how the basic institutions of government-national, state, local-are responding to them; assessment of policies to correct these problems. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

POLS 339
Authoritarian and Democratic Rule
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; completion of one lower-division Area D course.

A comparative examination of governing institutions used throughout the world. Emphasis on the diversity of governmental designs found within both authoritarian and democratic regimes. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

POLS 348
Early American Political Thought
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of GE Area A, one course from D1 (POLS 112 recommended) and one course from either D2 or D3.

The central political ideas of America's leading thinkers from the arrival of the Mayflower to the Civil War. Selections may include readings of American political ideas from Winthrop, Paine, Publius, Hamilton, de Tocqueville, Douglass, Calhoun, Thoreau, and Lincoln, among others. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

POLS 349
Contemporary American Political Thought
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; completion of one course from D1 (POLS 112 recommended).

The central political ideas of America's leading thinkers from the Civil War to the present. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Political Science majors.

PSC 391
 
    
Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, and two courses from GE D1-D4.

A broad overview of international development and appropriate design for sustainability. Besides traditional classroom work, students work in teams to address problems with technical solutions. Collaboration with mentors from the university, private sector, and nonprofits serves to provide diverse background and project mentorship. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/PSC/UNIV 391. Fulfills GE D5.

PSY 311
 
   
Environmental Psychology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and D4 (PSY 201 or PSY 202 recommended).

Interrelationship between behavior and the built and natural environments. Evaluating and understanding environments, environmental stress, and the human aspects of environmental problems. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Psychology and Child Development majors.

PSY 304 Intergroup Dialogues
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A; and completion of GE D1, D3, or D4. Recommended: Completion of USCP.

Weekly meetings of students from two distinct self-defined identity groups, with trained peer facilitators, in which readings, experiential activities, informed dialogue, and reflective writing are integrated as a means of encouraging self and group awareness and exploring ways to promote just community across difference. Supplemented by weekly lecture/discussions. 2 lectures, 2 discussions. Crosslisted as CRP/PSY 304. Fulfills GE D5 except for the following majors: City and Regional Planning, Child Development, and Psychology.

PSY 318
Psychology of Aging
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of Area A; any two lower-division GE Area D courses (PSY 201 or PSY 202 recommended).

Psychological and physiological aging in the context of the culture. Theories and research relating to the issues of stability and both positive and negative changes in perception, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, identity, motivation, sexuality, family relationships, career. Disorders, institutionalization, death and bereavement. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Psychology and Child Development majors.

PSY 352
Conflict Resolution: Violent and Nonviolent
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; and completion of GE Area A, PSY 201 or PSY 202, and one course from D3.

Psychological, situational, political, and cultural determinants of violence and nonviolence in interpersonal, intergroup, and international conflict. Self-assessment of conflict resolution attitudes, competencies, and behaviors. Negotiation, mediation, and other approaches to conflict management. Educational and structural approaches to violence prevention. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Psychology and Child Development majors.

RELS 344
Approaches to Religion and Spirituality
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, and D3 or D4.

Examination of religion from an academic perspective by surveying the various historical approaches employed within the discipline of religious studies to collect, analyze, and interpret religious phenomena cross-culturally. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5.

SOC 315
Global Race and Ethnic Relations
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A; D3; and junior standing.

Diverse structures of unequal relationships among racial and ethnic groups in several countries including the United States. Theories about sources of economic and social discrimination and colonialism. Focus on the concept of ethnicity. Evaluation methods to restructure race and ethnic relations. International case histories. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Social Sciences or Sociology majors.

SOC 326
Sociology of the Life Cycle
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and D3.

Change and continuity of the self through the life course. Impact of aging on the physical, emotional, intellectual and social aspects of well being, and how this knowledge can be applied to enhance the quality of life. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Social Sciences or Sociology majors.

SOC 327 Social Change
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A; completion of one lower-division course in GE area D. Recommended: HIST 216 or SOC 305.

Compares and contrasts social change strategies over time and across diverse social problems, focusing mainly on the U.S., but not exclusively. Theoretical and critical examination of contemporary efforts to address restricted opportunities by groups who have been historically marginalized due to race/ethnicity, lower socioeconomic status, sexuality, or other social identities. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 except for Sociology majors. Fulfills USCP.

SOC 377
Sociology of Religion
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, and two courses from two categories in Area D.

Religion from a sociological perspective. Topics may include the nature of religious experience, the role of religion in politics, economics, and social change, and the role that social forces have in influencing religious beliefs and practices. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE D5 except for Social Sciences or Sociology majors
UNIV 391
 
   
Appropriate Technology for the World's People: Development
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A, and two courses from GE D1-D4.

A broad overview of international development and appropriate design for sustainability. Besides traditional classroom work, students work in teams to address problems with technical solutions. Collaboration with mentors from the university, private sector, and nonprofits serves to provide diverse background and project mentorship. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/PSC/UNIV 391. Fulfills GE D5.

WGS 301
Contemporary Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of GE Area A, and two courses from lower division Area D. Recommended: WGS 201.

Exploration of contemporary issues in local, national, and comparative transnational contexts as addressed within the interdisciplinary field of Women's & Gender Studies, with an emphasis on the complex intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, and other social factors. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 and USCP.

WGS 302

Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; and one course from lower division Area D.

Exploration of contemporary issues as addressed within the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies, with an emphasis on the relationships between constructions, experiences and expressions of sexuality and interlocking systems of race, ethnicity, religion, class, nation, age, dis/ability and gender in local, national, and transnational contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5 and USCP.

WGS 320
Women in Global Perspective
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from lower division Area D.

Examination of women's lives, genders and sexualities in relation to intersecting systems of class, race/ethnicity, religion and nation in comparative cross-cultural contexts. Includes study of global and transnational feminisms, reproductive rights, women's labor, women in development, women's politics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE D5.

WGS 340
Sexuality Studies
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from lower division Area D.

Sexuality in a cultural and historical context. Changing definitions of human subjectivity. The cultural and social regimes that control and create sexuality (including the 'invention' of homo/heterosexuality and the social, legal and political systems that define sexual ab/normality). Contemporary issues of sexual orientation and topics of sexuality in relation to gender and race. 4 seminars. Crosslisted as WGS/HNRS 340. Fulfills GE D5.

WGS 345

Sexuality Studies

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from lower division Area D.

Sexuality in a cultural and historical context. Changing definitions of human subjectivity. The cultural and social regimes that control and create sexuality (including the 'invention' of homo/heterosexuality and the social, legal and political systems that define sexual ab/normality). Contemporary issues of sexual orientation and topics of sexuality in relation to gender and race. 4 seminars. Crosslisted as WGS/HNRS 340. Fulfills GE D5.

WGS 351
Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and two lower division courses in Area D.

Cross-cultural exploration of the intersections of gender, race, class, nation in the global engineering workforce, small- and large-scale technological systems, and international development programs; special attention to 21st century challenges and efforts to create more socially responsible engineering and technology. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/WGS 351.
Fulfills GE Area D5 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.

 

 

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