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AIS104A: Beginning Navajo

Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Navajo, and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Navajo life as topics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS104B: Beginning Navajo

Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Navajo, and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Navajo life as topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS160A1: Many Nations/Native Am

An interdisciplinary survey of native peoples in North and Central America, from their origins to present. This course is structured around the themes of sovereignty, cultural diversity, native epistemologies, the Columbian exchange, and cultural transformation and survival. These themes integrate our examination of seven native Nations, ranging from the Aztec of Central Mexico to the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. The course focuses on homelands and origins, intercultural exchange, demography, ecological transformation, the impacts of introduced epidemic diseases, processes of colonialism, social organization and culture, education, and contemporary issues.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS200: Intro Amer Indian Stds

This course introduces student to various approaches and theories involved in American Indian studies. Intended for those minoring in American Indian studies, courses serve as basis for further upper division course work. Provides overview of tribes in U.S. their languages, histories, cultures. Large component focuses on colonialism and U.S. policy toward Native Americans and its affect within Native communities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS204A: Intermediate Navajo

Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS204B: Intermediate Navajo

Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS210: Amer Indian Languages

This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS212: Intro to American Indian Reli

An introduction to American Indian religious systems and their larger functions in communities and in history. Of particular importance are the history and effects of colonialism and missionization on native peoples, their continuing struggles for religious freedom and cultural and linguistic survival, and the ways in which American Indians use religion, both past and present, to respond to social, cultural, political, and geographical changes.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS220: Contemp Am Indian Issues

This course introduces student to various approaches and theories involved in American Indian studies. Intended for those minoring in American Indian studies, course serves as basis for further upper division course work. Provides overview of current issues affecting tribes in U.S. Large component focuses on contemporary U.S. policy toward Native Americans and its affect within Native communities.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

AIS225: Indigenous Entrepreneurship

We will review scientific information on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship both among mainstream individuals and groups; and among indigenous (American Indian; Canadian First Nations and Inuit; Maori) individuals and in indigenous communities. Techniques for promoting both personal creativity, and creativity in groups, teams, organizations, and communities will be considered. You will also be exposed to examples of creativity from a variety of cultures, eras, and fields.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS307A: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'Odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS307B: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS336: Hist/Phil of Dine People

A study of events in Dine history in relation to the political, societal and economic context of American history. A review of Dine philosophical and world views, examination of the history and federal Indian policy as applied to the Dine. Interactive in nature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS344: Native Americans In Film

Survey of images of American Indians in cinema, particularly commercial films. Examines differences between the "western" and the "Indian" film and how imagery affects attitudes and policy-making.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS346: Clovis To Coronado

Investigates native inhabitants of the US Southwest from its initial colonization over 11,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in AD 1540. Surveys past societies of the Southwest, including where they lived, their lifeways, and their material culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS347: Native Peoples of The SW

Explores societies and cultures of Native peoples of the US Southwest and Northern Mexico from European contact to present. Examines impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on these Native peoples. Discusses major contemporary issues facing Native peoples in the area.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
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AIS348A: Educating Native Americans

The history of Native American education reveals a struggle for power: Native communities fighting to retain or regain control over the education of their children. This course presents a survey of education, from the perspectives of Native educational theories and practices 'education BY Native peoples' and from the perspective of imposed systems of schooling, education developed FOR Native peoples. We begin in the early colonial era and survey changes and continuities over time, concluding with current educational research and educational issues in Native America. Along the way, we consider: · Community-based systems of Indigenous education; · Models of so-called 'appropriate education' developed by colonial nations (including the U.S.) for Indian people and children, as well as educational models developed for black Americans and immigrant populations. For each educational system and model we examine, we will discuss (1) the philosophical background and development of theories and policies (2) educational practices, how theories/policies are implemented, and (3) American Indian experiences within, and responses to, varied educational settings.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS381: African/Indigenous Reli

This course examines religious beliefs in Africa in order to illuminate connections between religion and culture on that continent, and to examine the relationship between religio-culture and the socio-economic and political forces that shape contemporary African societies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS395A: American Indian Studies

An analysis of historical and current issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topics may vary and will focus on the exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Topic areas will be discussed within the framework of federal treaties with tribal nations, the federal trust relationship, sovereignty and self-determination, and Indian identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS403: Globalization & Indigen People

Globalization is a term often heard and read in academic circles and in national news, but less often understood by the average person. However, because it is the world political, economic, and social system currently in place as the next evolution of capitalism, everyone should have a basic notion of the definition, and what effects it has and will continue to have on the lives of everyone. Indigenous People of the world are the human population most adversely affected by globalization and the group that has the most experience in sometimes resisting, sometimes adapting, and sometimes creating a syncretism of responses to changing world situations. This course first gives an introduction to the history, politics, and economics of globalization, then moves on to discuss both the benefits and challenges of globalization through the perspectives of global Indigenous peoples.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS427: Ling. for Native American Com.

Introduction to descriptive linguistics for Native Americans; practical linguistic and social issues in Native American languages; phonetics and phonology; orthography; dialects and language change; classroom applications.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

AIS431A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS437: Indigenous Health

This course introduces students to health issues facing Indigenous populations. The course itself is divided into four units. Unit 1 is a general review of the definition, conceptualization, and everyday experience of Indigeneity. It provides an overview of colonization with an emphasis on its ongoing impact on health care and health research with Indigenous populations. Unit 2 discusses what health might mean from an Indigenous perspective. Unit 3 presents ethical considerations that may be especially important when working with Indigenous populations. Finally, Unit 4 offers a hopeful look toward the future of Indigenous health as Indigenous people continue to move forward in claiming their health and empowering their communities. For your final paper you will conduct a content analysis (this is your original Sociological research!) of media clippings from two recent Indigenous-led efforts that can have a positive impact on Indigenous health, broadly defined.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS437A: Nation Building I

This course explores critical nation-building issues confronting Indigenous peoples in North America, with a primary focus on Native peoples in the United States. The course will examine multi-dimensional settings that confront Native societies and their social, cultural, political, educational, and economic leaders. The issues to be analyzed include: economic development, politics, culture and identity; and leadership and institution-building. Issues, concepts, and theories examined in the course will provide a basis for examining current Indigenous institutions of self-government; assessing policies of federal, First Nation/tribal, and state/provincial governments; analyzing how to enhance the foundational capacities for effective governance and for strategic attacks on education, economic, and community development problems of Native nations; and augmenting leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities for nation-building. Course participants will link concepts of politics, economics, and culture, with nation-building and leadership through readings, discussions, case studies, short assignments, mid-term exam, and a final exam.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS441A: Nat Rsrc Mgmt Native Com

This course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in natural resource management and the environment in Native communities using integrated case studies that survey all the major varieties of environmental issues in Indian Country in the 21st century. A central theme will be developing tribally-specific solutions to rebuilding the resiliency of degraded ecosystems. We will consider particular case studies such as: tribal sovereignty, land tenure, reserved rights and Native claims; Native knowledge systems and Western science; co-management and restoration; water; fish and wildlife; agriculture and rangeland management; energy, mining and nuclear waste; and global climate change.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS445A: Struc Non-Western Lang

In-depth linguistic analysis of selected phonological, syntactic, and semantic problems in a non-Western language, concentrating on native languages of the Southwest area.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS448: Research in Indian Communities

In this class we will learn how research is conducted -- from the generation of a research idea for your own research desires and the needs of your employer to the presentation of research results -- and you will gain practical experience that can be presented on your resume. The employer we will pick will be a Native Nation and its social research needs. For individual needs it will be the construction of a draft research project that you can use to apply for graduate school or a job. Knowing how to conceptualize a research project is very important. Knowing how to undertake the research, evaluate the results and convey them to research communities and employers is very important as well.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS450: American Indian Women

Interdisciplinary exploration of new information available on American Indian women, especially materials written by Indian women and investigation of the status, experience, and contributions of American Indian women from pre-contact to contemporary times.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS450A: Native American Law & Policy

Explores the place and status of Tribal Governments in our federal system, focusing in particular on federal policy decisions underlying various laws and statutes. The course examines ways to interpret and apply the relevant laws and explores the impact that would be result from changing the policy behind those laws.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS465: Tribal Colleges

An introduction to tribal college and universities (TCUs) which includes a discussion of their history, mission, governance, organization, finances, characteristics, support services, roles, responsibilities, evaluation, students, personnel (faculty/staff), challenges and future issues. As a minority serving institution (MSI), the TCUs experience is analyzed and compared to other such institutions as well as mainstream. TCUs are a success story in American Indian education; a grassroots effort by Native communities wanting quality higher education that reflects tribal traditions, values and culture. TCUs are an example of tribal communities practicing self-determination, nation building and sovereignty.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS495A: American Indian Studies

The exchange of scholarly information on important disciplinary topics, usually in a small group seminar setting with occasional lectures. The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of results through discussion, reports, reviews, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS497F: Comm/School Garden Workshop

This workshop-based course is designed to enable UA undergraduate and graduate students to work in Tucson-area schools and community sites helping stakeholders to plant, harvest and prepare foods from their garden as well as use the garden as a learning space. As a member of a school or community garden team, students are likely to cover a wide range of activities from maintaining a compost pile to administering lesson plans for teaching in the garden to weeding, planting, and organizing work crews. In addition to attending one 3-hour weekend workshop, students are required to attend weekly class meetings on the UA campus. Most of the course, however, revolves around independent and sustained involvement with a Tucson school or community garden. No teaching or gardening experience is required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS503: Globalization & Indigen People

Globalization is a term often heard and read in academic circles and in national news, but less often understood by the average person. However, because it is the world political, economic, and social system currently in place as the next evolution of capitalism, everyone should have a basic notion of the definition, and what effects it has and will continue to have on the lives of everyone. Indigenous People of the world are the human population most adversely affected by globalization and the group that has the most experience in sometimes resisting, sometimes adapting, and sometimes creating a syncretism of responses to changing world situations. This course first gives an introduction to the history, politics, and economics of globalization, then moves on to discuss both the benefits and challenges of globalization through the perspectives of global Indigenous peoples. Graduate-level requirements include a final paper. This paper will be a minimum of 20 pages, with a minimum of ten sources, properly cited using Chicago Manual of Style, or any other appropriate citation method.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS504A: Fund of American Indian Study

This class is the introduction for all M.A. and Ph.D. students in American Indian Studies and is intended to present the main ideas and theories that are important for all graduates of the program and interested others to know and understand as being the core concepts of American Indian communities. Self governance/sovereignty Land and sustainability Native epistemologies and philosophies Story Identity While these five main themes are listed separately, in fact they are all interconnected and are broadly constructed with each theme embracing multiple categories of knowledge and information. These themes are present in all of the five focus areas offered in AIS: American Indian Education; American Indian Law and Policy; Literature; Natural Resource Management; and Societies and Cultures. Texts are chosen to represent these themes with most of the texts demonstrating at least two of the core values as well as presenting these values from a diversity of American Indian cultures. Students will read and discuss the texts and complete assignments on these themes.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS516: Cntem Indian America

The historical development and contemporary significance of the life of the Native American of the United States.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS525: Native Economic Develpmt

This course examines the issues surrounding economic development as indigenous peoples and their respective organizations enter the 21st Century. The course will cover a broad range of issues including sovereignty, constitutional reform and by-law development, cultural preservation, securitization of resources, intellectual property, religious freedom, health, social welfare and education.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS527: Intro to Desc Native Amer Lang

Introduction to descriptive linguistics for Native Americans; practical linguistic and social issues in Native American languages; phonetics and phonology; orthography; dialects and language change; classroom applications.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

AIS531A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences. Graduate-level requirements include preparing for and leading a class discussion on a specific topic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS537A: Nation Building I

This course will explore critical nation-building issues confronting Indigenous peoples in North America, with a primary focus on Native peoples in the United States. The course will examine multi-dimensional settings that confront Native societies and their social, cultural, political, educational, and economic leaders. The issues to be analyzed include: economic development, politics, culture and identity; and leadership and institution-building. Issues, concepts, and theories examined in the course will provide a basis for examining current Indigenous institutions of self-government; assessing policies of federal, First Nation/tribal, and state/provincial governments; analyzing how to enhance the foundational capacities for effective governance and for strategic attacks on education, economic, and community development problems of Native nations; and augmenting leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities for nation-building. Course participants will link concepts of politics, economics, and culture, with nation-building and leadership through readings, discussions, case studies, short assignments, mid-term exam, and a final exam.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS541A: Nat Rsrc Mgmt Native Com

This course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in natural resource management and the environment in Native communities using integrated case studies that survey all the major varieties of environmental issues in Indian Country in the 21st century. A central theme will be developing tribally-specific solutions to rebuilding the resiliency of degraded ecosystems. We will consider particular case studies such as: tribal sovereignty, land tenure, reserved rights and Native claims; Native knowledge systems and Western science; co-management and restoration; water; fish and wildlife; agriculture and rangeland management; energy, mining and nuclear waste; and global climate change. Graduate-level requirements include Increased length of writing assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS548: Rsrch Design+Methodology

This integrative course is designed to help students become professional and ethical researchers who produce the highest quality scholarship. The identification of significant research problems and the choice of appropriate and rigorous methodologies and techniques will be discussed. Students will gain experience in formulating a research problem that is theoretically important to American Indian Studies, well focused, and can be done in a reasonable amount of time. Special attention will be given to formulating a realistic Master's thesis project.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS550: American Indian Women

This course examines and appraises the historical and contemporary place of American Indian women in Native communities and mainstream society. This is accomplished through written documents, storytelling, and other mediums with a focus on Native women's roles, status, influence, and contributions as Nation builders before contact, during colonization and decolonization. Central to the course are current issues of importance to American Indian women living on and near reservations, in urban and rural areas. Students enrolled for graduate credit are responsible for: - Research Paper: Research and analyze an issue of importance to American Indian women historically or contemporary. The paper should be 20-25 pages not including references. The paper needs to be doubled spaced, 12 font, and 1 inch margins. References documentation should be in APA, Chicago or MLA. Topics must be approved by instructors. - A formal class presentation of your research paper (20 minutes) - Book Review: A 5-8 page critique of the book, No Turning Back. Doubled spaced, 12 fonts, 1 inch margins, documentation style of APA, Chicago or MLA. Specific guidelines will be distributed in class. - A level of participation and engagement in the course on par with general expectations of graduate students
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS550A: Native American Law & Policy

Explores the place and status of Tribal Governments in our federal system, focusing in particular on federal policy decisions underlying various laws and statutes. The course examines ways to interpret and apply the relevant laws and explores the impact that would be result from changing the policy behind those laws. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS565: Tribal Colleges

This course provides an introduction to the tribal colleges, which includes a discussion of their history, mission, governance, organization, finance, curriculum, and current challenges. It also includes student characteristics and support services, faculty characteristics, support services, roles, responsibilities and evaluation, and an introduction to assessment of learning in the tribal college.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS595A: American Indian Studies

The exchange of scholarly information on important disciplinary topics, usually in a small group seminar setting with occasional lectures. The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of results through discussion, reports, reviews, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS596N: Hemispheric Indigenous Conscio

This interdisciplinary seminar follows hemispheric Indigenous reclamation and re-Indianization movements. Course content will examine different processes and paradigms that impact the ways that Indigeneity is asserted across the hemisphere and the implications for understanding Indigenous consciousness within the United States, particularly as it is expressed in Chicana/o Indigeneity. We will examine various socio-cultural movements of self determination, including activism related to the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In particular, we will examine the Indigenous presence within Chicana/o and Mexican communities and within academic discourses. The course focuses, in part, upon the Chicano Movement and subsequent re-tribalization movements embedded in relations of gender, class, race, bio-region, culture, economics, and sexuality. We will also explore varied print, cultural, and performative expressions of Indigenous consciousness, resilience and decolonization.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
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AIS597A: Desc Ling Native Am Lang

Workshop includes methods and techniques on how to describe a language in the four basis sub-areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; terminology and general processes associated with the four sub-areas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS597F: Comm/School Garden Workshop

This workshop-based course is designed to enable UA undergraduate and graduate students to work in Tucson-area schools and community sites helping stakeholders to plant, harvest and prepare foods from their garden as well as use the garden as a learning space. As a member of a school or community garden team, students are likely to cover a wide range of activities from maintaining a compost pile to administering lesson plans for teaching in the garden to weeding, planting, and organizing work crews. In addition to attending one 3-hour weekend workshop, students are required to attend weekly class meetings on the UA campus. Most of the course, however, revolves around independent and sustained involvement with a Tucson school or community garden. No teaching or gardening experience is required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS631B: Tribal Courts+Tribal Law


Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS631D: Rebuilding Native Nations

This course examines the development challenges faced by contemporary Native nations. Utilizing numerous case studies and extensive research on what is working and what is not working to promote the social, political, cultural and economic strengthening of American Indian nations, the course emphasizes themes applicable to community development worldwide. Historical and relevant federal Indian policy and case law are used as background material, but the course emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the "nation building" revolution underway in Indian Country. Additional emphasis is placed on how tribal initiatives can conflict with federal case law, state jurisdiction, and federal policies and politics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

AIS694: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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AIS697A: College Teaching Methods

The practical application of theoretical and student-centered learning within various classroom settings. The class involves an exchange of ideas about theory, goals, values, and ethical concerns for teaching courses concentrating on American Indians and provide training in practical methods, teaching strategies, and action-learning skills in a lecture and seminar format. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers. Students will begin to accumulate materials for a teaching portfolio.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS909: Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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AIS910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

AIS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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Anthropology
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ANTH150A1: Race, Ethnicity+Am Dream

Mind, Self and Language - Do Americans talk about race all the time or not enough? How is the idea of race woven into the fabric of our nation? How does it shape our daily life and our sense of self? How does it structure inequality in our society? This class explores race and ethnicity in the U.S. today. Approved as: General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH150B1: Many Ways of Being Human

This course introduces the student to anthropological perspectives on cultural diversity. The course focuses on gender, race, ethnicity and class through readings by and about peoples of the non-western world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH150C1: Humanity: A How to Guide

The ways we investigate the human experience are as diverse as those experiences themselves. This course examines human origins, diversity, and culture through foundational readings and case studies that emphasize current global approaches to studying humanity with the goal of better understanding our place in the world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH160A1: World Archaeology

This course takes an explicitly global perspective to exploring some important events in the history of humankind. World Archaeology examines: archaeological methods, becoming human, the search for food, migration and exploration, food production, the rise of the state, food and culture, origins of religion, and the modern world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH160A2: Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Ancient Egyptian Civilization explores the ascendance, apex and decline of one of the world's most famous but perpetually misunderstood civilizations. Discussion of ancient Egypt, from its Mesolithic foundations in the savannahs of North Africa ca. 12,000 BCE through its Pharaonic Period and conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE, is arranged in chronological and thematic units, each being placed in context of social, political, religious, and natural environments. For example, the course examines ancient creation myths, the diversity and origins of the gods, concept of the afterlife, religious symbolism of the built environment (temples, pyramids, tombs, etc.), and interconnections between other African, Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures. During the semester students will learn about core concepts that have long impacted Western cultures and will explore a world vastly different from their own.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
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ANTH160D2: Origins of Hum Diversity

Topics in Culture and Civilization - This course explores the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last several million years and examines human similarities and diversity globally. Approaches utilized include archaeology, biological anthropology, ecology, genetics, and geology.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH170C1: Human Var in Mod World

Fundamental concepts and principles of human biology emphasizing the evolutionary processes that create organic diversity. An in-depth study of biological differences existing within and between populations of our species focusing on genetic mechanisms and adaptive strategies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH170C2: Animal Minds

With intricate cultures, language, impressive technology, and complex social lives, humans seem very different from other animals. Do other animals experience and think about the world similarly to humans? And what does it mean if they do? This course explores the nature of animal minds, similarities and differences with human cognition, and how and why cognition evolves. We will explore what animals understand about their physical and social worlds, whether animals have emotions, concepts, foresight and memory, or a sense of fairness. The course will cover historical perspectives on animal minds, as well as the latest research on these exciting topics. Through comparing and contrasting human and non-human cognition, we can learn about human psychological uniqueness, its evolutionary origins, and fundamental properties of cognitive processes in general.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH197: Intro UA Anthropology

ANTH 197 is designed to assist incoming School of Anthropology (SOA) students throughout their careers at the University of Arizona andy beyond. ANTH 197 will provide them with the information they need to become the best students they can be, to find their true calling, and to achieve their chosen careers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH199H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH200: Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary theories and methods in use among cultural anthropologists.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH202: Applying Anth Globl Cntx

Course introduces students to the orders of meaning and power that influence human living and working conditions, as well as the capacity of human beings to alter those conditions. A combination of lectures, readings, films, class discussions and exercises will familiarize students with approaches to global problems in applied anthropology and the solutions that the discipline has proposed.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH203: Caribbean/Cannibal-Regga

The systematic study of processes of culture change. Course focuses on an ethnographic region - the Caribbean - which has been the site of intense culture contacts.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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ANTH204: Cultures, Catastrophe and Clim

This course will take you on a journey around the world, through many different time periods to look at the ways in which individuals and societies have responded to climate changes and catastrophic environmental events. We will explore evidence from ancient and modern texts, oral histories, art and the archaeological record along with a range of scientific evidence about past environments. We will consider the role of cultural expression in shaping the way societies explain, manage and mitigate for catastrophic change, how the cultural record can be used to inform environmental reconstructions and how climatic and geological 'catastrophe' can seed an artistic and poetic renaissance.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH220: Contemp Am Indian Issues

This course introduces student to various approaches and theories involved in American Indian studies. Intended for those minoring in American Indian studies, course serves as basis for further upper division course work. Provides overview of current issues affecting tribes in U.S. Large component focuses on contemporary U.S. policy toward Native Americans and its affect within Native communities.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH222: Afr Am Std:Hist of Ideas

This course is concerned with the history of oppression of African and other Indigenous peoples in the world and examines ideas by radical philosophers and scholars from the African Diaspora directed toward liberation from oppression.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH235: Principles Archaeology

Anthropology 235 provides a survey of basic archaeological theories, methods, and practices. Intended for majors and minors in Anthropology and closely related fields, this course seeks to describe the current state of archaeological studies, in part by exploring the discipline's historical roots and presenting case studies from around the world. The course is designed to help students achieve intellectual independence in the field of archaeology- that is, you will not only learn about archaeology, you will learn how to think like an archaeologist.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH261: Hum Spec:Here/Envir/Beh

An introduction to human biology which focuses on the interaction of heredity and environment in producing the human phenotype.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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ANTH265: Human Evolution

Neontological and paleontological approaches to human evolution and variation, nonhuman primate studies, bio-molecular and anatomical variation, bio-cultural responses to environmental stress.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH276: The Nature Of Language

An introduction to the basic concepts of linguistic anthropology and their implications for the study of culture and society.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
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ANTH299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
59

ANTH300: Classical Ideal 1930 Art

This course highlights art movements which dominated the American culture scene throughout the 1930s, focusing on classical influences from ancient Greece and Rome.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH303: Gender + Language

Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
60

ANTH307: Ecological Anthropology

Cultural adaptation with emphasis on the systematic interaction of environment, technology, and social organization among hunter-gatherers, nomadic herders, and peasant farmers.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH310: Culture + the Individual

Cultural and psychological dimensions of human development and human behavior.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
61

ANTH311: Urban Anthropology

Introduction to the anthropology of urban areas around the world, including space, diversity, and the economic and racial formations that constitute "inner" and "edge" cities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH313: Health & Med in Clas Antiquity

The course examines the mythology and practice of medicine in Greek and Roman times from Asclepius to Hippocrates and Galen, medical instruments and procedures, the religious manifestation of healing in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, the votive dedications by patients and cured, midwifery and child care, public hygiene and diseases. The topics cover a large spectrum of the medical practice and public health in the ancient societies of Classical antiquity, as well as how ancient worldviews, including religion and religious practice, shaped health and medicine in Greek and Roman civilization.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
62

ANTH314: Race+Language In U.S.

This course examines the relationship between race, language, and culture in the U.S. context, including current debates in education, law, popular culture, and politics. The course addresses the different language issues facing African Americans, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and white "ethnics".
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH315: World Ethnography

The comparative study of selected societies of the world through extensive use of the media.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
63

ANTH316: Sex and Salvation in Lat Amer

What do witches in colonial Guatemala, Mexican nuns, born-again gang members in Honduras, Catholics undergoing in-vitro fertilization in Ecuador, and lesbian Afro-Brazilian Candomblé practitioners have in common? Their experiences tell us something about the complex intersection of sex, gender, and religion in Latin America. This course takes an anthropological approach to consider two central questions: (1) What role do religious ideologies and institutions play in the social construction of sexuality and gender in Latin America? (2) How do Latin Americans enact and contest gender power relations through their religious practices, thus contributing to processes of social change in the region? To address these questions, this class focuses on gender and its relationship to sexual desires and transgressions across diverse religious traditions from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
64

ANTH317: Latin American Immigration

Migration is currently re-shaping American cities, families, urban landscapes, rural areas, and politics, and altering the nation's racial and cultural make up. In response, societal attitudes shift and are re-imagined. This course examines the quasi-permanent presence of undocumented immigrants in the United States in an age of global movements, how this confounds established spatial orders that have conventionally defined nationhood, and the ensuing struggles for belonging and place within 'a nation of immigrants.'
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH319: Mexican American Culture

Historical background, cultural institutions, identity problems, social relations, and expectations of people of Mexican ancestry in the United States.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
65

ANTH320: Ancient Civilizations

Intensive introduction to the evolution of the world's earliest states: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus, China, Peru, Maya, Mexico. Comparative topics include urbanism, elites, economics, literacy and collapse.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
66

ANTH325: Bodies in Medicine

This course introduces students to fundamental questions in medical anthropology through an engagement with surgical procedures that remake the body and its world. A practice at once familiar and strange, we center surgical interventions to ground abstract concepts of social and political relations firmly in the materiality of the human body. We examine the concepts of belief and belonging through analyzing male circumcision; cultural relativism and its limits through female genital cutting; the constitution of race through cosmetic procedures that reshape the eyes and nose; nationalism and patriotism through the rehabilitation of soldiers' bodies; the constitution of sex and gender through trans- and intersex genital surgeries; the ethical pull of kinship through in-family kidney donation; economic globalization through surgical tourism; and the concept of the individual subject through post-amputation phantom limb pain and the medical imperative to separate conjoined twins. These procedures invite us to consider the body as a site at which particular ideas about what is "normal" and what is "good" quite literally find their form. They make manifest the economic, racial, political and ethical forces through which contemporary life and value unfold. Building on the foundations of Tier I anthropology courses, this course introduces students to the unique ways that anthropology engages the practices and beliefs at the heart of medicine. This is a Tier II GenEd course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
67

ANTH326: Domestication

A common traditional definition of "domestication" is the process by which wild plants and wild animals are adapted and altered for human use. This course shows a more complicated, and more remarkable, story of the intimate long-term relations between humans and certain other organisms with whom we are co-dependent. To understand how domestication occurs, and the surprisingly short prehistoric time frame in which the most important domesticated species arose, we will explore the contexts in which the selective process was set in motion, including cultural effects, the built environment, and the inherent properties species that constrained the overall process. Domestication is a mutually affecting evolutionary relationship that develops over many generations, altering not only the animals and plants so important to humans, but also the human beings who have depended on them. This survey course integrates information from anthropology (including archaeology), biology, geography, and environmental science.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
68

ANTH329: Culture+Societies Africa

Introduction to African prehistory, social anthropology, ecology, religions, ancient and modern state formation, slavery, urbanization, and contemporary issues.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH330: Languages & Societies:Mid East

A course designed to explore the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
69

ANTH331: Anthropology+Development

The role of anthropology in interdisciplinary projects involving economic development and planned change on the national and international levels.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH333: Intro Archaeol Analysis

Introduction to laboratory analyses of archaeological materials, including stone tools, ceramics, animals, plants, and architecture. Uses lectures and hands-on exercises to illustrate the collection and interpretation of archaeological data.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
70

ANTH334A: Mesoamerican Civil:Maya

The course provides an overview of Maya archaeology from the origins of agriculture through the Spanish Conquest.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH338: Intro Roman Art+Arch

This course provides an overview of the culture of ancient Rome beginning about 1000 BCE and ending with the so-called "Fall of Rome". It looks at some of the key people who played a role in Rome, from the time of the kings through the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. It will also focus on the city of Rome itself, as well as Rome's expansion through Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
71

ANTH339: Archaeology of Death

How did ancient peoples dispose of their dead, and why? This course examines the various ways in which archaeologists investigate and interpret the death rituals of people in the past. Whether it be a pyramid built for a pharaoh or a pit filled with the anonymous skeletons of the poor and destitute, burial can tell us a lot. For the archaeologist, burials provide much information about beliefs and values; social divisions and status; kinship; health and diet; and identity. Drawing on case studies from a broad span of time periods and cultures, we will look at the evidence of tombs and monuments, inscriptions, grave goods, and skeletal remains to reconstruct how ancient societies confronted death.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
72

ANTH340A: Intro Greek Art+Arch

This course surveys the art and archaeology of Greece from the Early Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period (ca. 3000 BC-31 BC), focusing on iconic monuments in architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and minor arts that shaped ancient Greek civilization. Monumental projects, such as temples, tombs, fortifications, as well as miniature creations in luxurious materials will be examined within their larger political, social, religious, technological, and economic contexts in Ancient Greece. Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Crete, and the Aegean are just a few of the celebrated places explored in this course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH342: The Archaeology of Food

What did people eat and drink in the past, and why? This course introduces students to the archaeological study of food. Topics include techniques for reconstructing past diets from material remains, and the social, economic and political roles of food.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
73

ANTH344: African American Rel

Critical, thematic exegesis of indigenous African and Christian contributions to African American religions. Analyzes role of religion in resisting oppression and racial injustice.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH346: Clovis To Coronado

Investigates native inhabitants of the US Southwest from its initial colonization over 11,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in AD 1540. Surveys past societies of the Southwest, including where they lived, their lifeways, and their material culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
74

ANTH347: Native Peoples of The SW

Explores societies and cultures of Native peoples of the US Southwest and Northern Mexico from European contact to present. Examines impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on these Native peoples. Discusses major contemporary issues facing Native peoples in the area.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH348: Drug Wars/Oil Fortunes Lat Am

With a focus on Latin America, this course examines the historical, comparative, and current dynamics of two global commodities: illicit drugs and oil. These commodities ¿ which depend on a U.S. consumer base ¿ generate unfathomable wealth and unrelenting violence at local, national, and international levels. We follow them from extraction and production through consumption, examining socioeconomic and environmental impacts, their relationship to state corruption, and possible strategies for responding to the problems they create.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
75

ANTH349: Daily Life in Anc. Greece/Rome

This course focuses on the information about aspects of everyday life of the ancient Greeks and Romans that can be gleaned from archaeological evidence, as opposed to or in combination with written sources, and the various methodologies of the discipline of archaeology that allow us to reconstruct so much of the daily lives of ancient peoples. A comparative approach will be used so that students gain a sense of the shared cultural markers of these two civilizations, as well as their differences and the changes that took place in the Roman period. Topics to be considered are: house and home; clothing and body ornament; food and drink; partying and leisure activities; theater and spectacle; sport and competition; music and dance; shopping and money; schooling and children's lives; men's versus women's lives; the lives of slaves; and the worlds of artists and craftsmen.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
76

ANTH350A: The Arch of Ancient Athletics

This course is an introduction to the archaeology, art, architecture, history and literature of the evidence for ancient athletics in the Mediterranean world. A portion of the course is devoted to the archaeological, historical and literary evidence for the ancient Olympic Games. Course topics include: Sumerian athletics; Babylonian athletics, Egyptian athletics; Athletics in Homer; the rise of athletic festivals; Pan-Hellenic festivals; athletics and society; athletics and art; Greek athletic events; famous athletes and athletics; trainers, coaches and managers; athletic facilities; prizes and compensation; politics and Greek athletics; Macedonia and the Hellenistic age; athletics of the Etruscans and during the Roman Republic; athletics during the Roman empire.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
77

ANTH353: The Anthropology of Food

This course offers a review of approaches to understanding and documenting human diversity through the lens of food practices. Students will learn to think about food in new ways to gain a better understanding of the diversity of social and cultural norms, beliefs, and habits that shape foodways and our relationships to food.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH354: Middle East Food Traditions

This course will examine different "foodscapes" created over time in the region. We will examine the interactions of variety of factors in the development of culinary cultures: geography and environment; religion, language and cultural practices; history; social organization, ethnicity, status and gender; science and technology and consider particular ritual practices, feasting and fasting customs and dietary rules. How have authors used the topic of food in their writings?
Terms offered: Spring 2020
78

ANTH358: Fight the Power

The interaction between Europeans and indigenous societies began and ended violently. This course examines the violence of colonial encounters from the perspective of those indigenous groups who were colonized in Africa, North America, India, and the Caribbean. The goal of the course is to introduce students to Colonialism as a historical phenomenon and to critically analyze cross-cultural interactions in the past. Students will engage with different forms of primary data, including archaeological materials, literary works, and ethnography in order to analyze the inner workings of power and the impact of colonialism on the contemporary world. The class will involve a combination of lectures, reading-based discussions, and small-group activities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
79

ANTH363: #Black Lives Matter Across Am

How are race and racism perceived and experienced in countries in Latin America particularly such as Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia where a mixed-race ideology and the myth of racial equality have traditionally been at the core of national identity? This class critically analyzes notions of race and anti-racist activism to examine the ideologies and circumstances of the political structure, race-targeted public policies, and black activism in contemporary Latin America.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH364: Nat Hist Closest Relat

This course introduces students to the extensive diversity of the living primates, including aspects of their behavior and ecology, with emphasis on natural history and adaptation to the environment. The course begins with an introduction to the primates, their evolution, taxonomy, and adaptations. Then it delves into the ways in which individuals interact with each other as well as ecological factors, to yield the various societies and strategies we see among primates in nature. We will also consider how our studying of living primates can help us gain insight into human adaptation and behavior
Terms offered: Fall 2020
80

ANTH372: Critical Issues for Museums

Museums of the 21st century are increasingly complex organizations, engaged with the critical issues of the day, whether by design or necessity. Few museums today can afford the luxury of being the "temples of treasures" of past centuries, with collections tended and displayed for the elite who have the leisure of appreciating them. Museums in the 21st century have been thrust onto the global stage and are dealing with issues resulting from political and religious conflicts, questions of legal and ethical rights to ownership of collections, international treaties and laws, recognition of native peoples and their voice in the disposition of their cultural patrimony, as well as engagement with local communities through exhibitions and public programming on issues such as poverty, homelessness, health, the environment, and many other challenges in both rural and urban settings. Globalization and technology have brought the world closer together, with resulting demands for greater accessibility to museum collections and curatorial knowledge. Museums, whether public or private, local or international, are more than ever accountable to and dependent upon multiple, often competing, constituents, and on communities and public engagement, while resources for the support of those museums are, in many cases, shrinking.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
81

ANTH383: Varieties Of English

Investigation of the sociolinguistic distinctiveness of varieties of English, focusing primarily on the U.S. The history of English and phonetics will serve as a backdrop to discuss issues such as social stratification, linguistic inequality, stereotyping, and educational implications.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH389: Mid East Ethnic+Rel Minr

Overview of ethnic and religious minorities in the contemporary Middle East, study of ethnic and religious diversity and its origin and manifestations in the modern Middle East. Examination of how the concept of religious and ethnic minority has emerged as a key factor in state policies towards minorities as well as the cultural, economic, political, religious, and educational lives of its people.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
82

ANTH392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
83

ANTH395A: Sp Topic Archaeology

The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH395B: Spec Top Cultural Anth

The course as taught in any one semester depends on student need and interest, and the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
84

ANTH395D: Spcl Tops Biologic Anth

The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member. Topics may include current developments in the human genome project, genetics, evolutionary theory, primate ecology, human variation, adaptation and biocultural anthropology.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
85

ANTH399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH402: Gender+Language In Japan

Introduction to general issues of gender and language use, specific gender-related differences in the Japanese language, and gender roles in Japan.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
86

ANTH408A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH410B: Anth of Contempry China

The course introduces students to the anthropological literature on contemporary China. It examines various social and cultural aspects of everyday life such as family, body, sexuality, consumption, citizenship, urbanization, and property ownership.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
87

ANTH417A: North African Societies

The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH424A: Political Ecology

This course introduces a variety of environmental thought linking the political sphere and the biosphere. It examines ecological economics, environmental history and ethics, theoretical ecology, ecofeminism, political ecology in anthropology and intellectual property law.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
88

ANTH425A: Anth Of Japan:Imag+Real

This course explores Japanese society employing anthropological methods. Topics include politics, social structure, gender, sociolinguistics, education, religion, and popular culture. The main theme of this course is to learn how to distinguish between images and realities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH428A: Globalization: Env & Religions

This course discusses the impact of globalization on the environment and ecology, with a particular focus on indigenous cultures and religions in the context of environmental instability.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
89

ANTH430: Ancient Greek Technology

This course examines the technological achievement of Ancient Greeks from Prehistoric to Roman times. It is structured around key crafts, such as ceramics, stone and bronze sculpture, ivory-working, glass-making, carpentry, and weaving. The production sequence for each craft is presented, as well as the interconnectedness among different crafts. Visits to local craft studios promote an experiential learning. Students learn how craft practitioners carried out major technological projects, ranging from temple construction, to time-recording machinery, water engineering, and ship construction. The low social status of the workers is contrasted with the elevated appreciation of their products. The impact of environmental, economic, and cultural factors on the endurance, innovation, or abandonment of technological expertise is also addressed.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
90

ANTH431: Primate Sexuality

Human sexuality is explored through discussing the evolution of non-human primate anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Topics include comparative reproductive anatomy and reproductive health, mating strategies, mate choice, parenting and parental investment, and socioendocrinology (the study of behavior-hormone relationships).
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH431A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
91

ANTH432: Iranian Culture and Society

This course considers Iranian society and culture from the point of view of the social sciences, supplemented by insights provided through fiction and film. Course content focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary Iran. Topics will include tribal society, rural society, urban life, and their interactions; social structure; Iranian identity; gender; minority groups, language; religious beliefs and rituals; and political movements. The class will pay particular attention to how Iranian society and culture have been studied, by whom, and how these have changed over time. The course will emphasize the subject of diversity in Iran, and have a particular focus on the large body of social science research conducted in and around Fars province and the city of Shiraz.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
92

ANTH438A: Wmn Health Global Persp

Biocultural perspective on health issues/risks women face around the world using a life cycle approach beginning with the birth of girl babies through the aging process.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH439A: Intro Dendrochronology

Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
93

ANTH440A: Cultural Resource Mgmnt

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) involves research to identify, evaluate, and register historic properties, and mitigate adverse impacts to them. The course reviews the legislation, method and theory of CRM to develop the practical skills needed in professional applications.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH441A: Nat Rsrc Mgmt Native Com

This course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in natural resource management and the environment in Native communities using integrated case studies that survey all the major varieties of environmental issues in Indian Country in the 21st century. A central theme will be developing tribally-specific solutions to rebuilding the resiliency of degraded ecosystems. We will consider particular case studies such as: tribal sovereignty, land tenure, reserved rights and Native claims; Native knowledge systems and Western science; co-management and restoration; water; fish and wildlife; agriculture and rangeland management; energy, mining and nuclear waste; and global climate change.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
94

ANTH443: Neolth+Bronze Age Greece

This class will examine the archaeology of the Greek Mainland from the arrival of humans until the end of the Late Bronze Age, paying particular attention to the emergence and florescence of Europe's first states. In addition to learning the material record of the region, students will hone their skills in critical thinking by exploring the theoretical approaches that inform the way archaeologists reconstruct the past.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH444: Intro To Medical Anth

Overview of methods and contemporary topics in medical anthropology. Explores how health, illness, healing have been conceptualized and socially patterned across diverse human cultures. How processes and structures within economic systems (including poverty, political violence, and toxic waste disposal) impact well-being.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
95

ANTH455B: Field Archaeology-Excavation

Archaeological field techniques involving experience working with archaeological sites and materials in the field. The course provides training in field techniques, artifact identification, and mapping. Some programs will also offer experience in both survey and excavation.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH456A: Old World Prehistory

A survey and interpretation of archaeological evidence for human cultural development of the Old World prior to the appearance of anatomically modern humans. anatomically modern humans. Course covers the Paleolithic; from earliest tools to the cave artists at the end of the Ice Age.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
96

ANTH458: Historical Archaeology

Survey of the basic data and methods of research in the material culture of modern history. The New World from first European contacts to the 20th century.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH459A: Turkey:Cult/Power/Hist

Question of East and West through study of Turkey: emergence of Turkey from Ottoman Empire; social, political, religious and economic reforms; modernization of institutions; identity; politics of history; gender; nationalism; development; liberalization; globalization.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
97

ANTH461A: French Linguistics

This course will introduce the study of French from a linguistic point of view. The area to be covered will be chosen from: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialect and social variation, pragmatics, discourse analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
98

ANTH462: Classical and Controversial

This course aims to introduce students to on-going issues and debates central to the study of the classical cultures in the Mediterranean world, that are far from resolved. Instead of focusing on certain periods or certain media, the students will be able to evaluate scholarly arguments on Classical material culture, including but not limited to discussions of style, technological choices, historical and social contexts, archaeological scientific methods, and cultural heritage, to name a few, spanning several millennia from Aegean Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Test cases include celebrated but controversial vases, sculptures, mosaics, temples, and metalwork. We will also study how scholarship shifts its focus to different types of controversies, as a result of more general social, political, and economic contexts. Some prior 300-level coursework on History, Anthropology, Classics, Art History, or related discipline is recommended, but not required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
99

ANTH465: Greek Pottery: Craft & Society

This course surveys the development of ancient Greek pottery from c. 3000 to 400 BCE, with a focus on the period 1200-400 BCE (Mycenaean-Late Classical). Topics to be addressed include stylistic and typological developments, uses of ceramics within historical settings, iconography and meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, organization of ceramic workshops, and potters and their social status. Key goals of the course include gaining an appreciation for the great importance of pottery in establishing and verifying the foundations of chronology in Greek archaeology as well as illuminating fundamental aspects of Greek society and culture. Opportunities for hands-on experiences in UA ceramics labs and museum collections will be available.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
100

ANTH468: Human Osteology

Human osteology for the archaeologist and biological anthropologist; techniques of in situ and laboratory identification, preservation and measurement.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH470: Primate Behavior

This course examines the extensive diversity of the living primates, including aspects of their behavior and ecology, with emphasis on natural history and adaptation to the environment. The course begins with an introduction to the primates, their evolution, taxonomy, and adaptations, and then delves into the ways in which individuals interact with each other as well as ecological factors, to yield the various societies and strategies we see among primates in nature. We will also consider how our studying of living primates can help us gain insight into human adaptation and behavior.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
101

ANTH472: Zooarchaeo+Taphonomy:Lab

Identification and classification of faunal remains from prehistoric and historic sites; investigation of the circumstances of faunal assemblage formation; introduction to quantitative and qualitative analysis of faunal data. Course work emphasizes hands-on experience in laboratory methods, analysis exercises and short research paper assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH474: Archaeometry:Art+Archeo

Critical survey of scientific methods used in archaeology and art history. Emphasis on the potential and limitations of these techniques for reconstructing human behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
102

ANTH477: Greek Architecture

This course examines the architectural developments in the Greek world from the Neolithic and Bronze Age through to the Classical and Hellenistic periods (6000-31 BC). We look at the various types of building structures including palaces, tombs, temples, theaters, town planning, and domestic architecture, and discuss sites such as Knossos, Mycenae, Pylos, Delphi, Athens, Corinth, and Olynthos. Students will consider issues such as the manner of construction of these buildings, the contexts in which they they were commissioned, built and used, and some of the architectural problems facing the architects.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
103

ANTH484: Anth of Migration and Border

This course examines some recent anthropological approaches to migration with a focus on the construction of borders and boundaries as a key problematic in understanding 21st century migration policies and practices. Throughout the course, the students examine the socio-cultural, economic, political and historical conditions that have given shape to the contemporary US-Mexico border. Students will be putting into practice anthropological data collection methods and frameworks for data analysis. Students will do so by conducting interviews and doing an analysis of what they found that will form the basis on their three section presentations and their final presentations and papers. The course will offer the opportunity for peer-to-peer training opportunities between graduate and undergraduate students as well as cross-cultural educational experiences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
104

ANTH487: Fem Interpretations of Health

This course examines health as a biomedical and ideological category in relation to questions of gender, race, class and sexuality. Issues include the social, cultural, and institutional contexts shaping health and disease patterns; societal understandings of those contexts and patterns; and relationships between health and social inequality.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ANTH490: Women Mid East Societ

Middle Eastern society viewed from the perspective of women. Examines the extent to which formal definitions of women's nature and roles coincide with women's self-images and activities.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
105

ANTH492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
106

ANTH495A: Sp Top Archaeology

The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH495D: Spcl Tops Biologic Anthro

The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
107

ANTH496F: Ceramic Analysis

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH496M: Spcl Tpcs In Arabic Ling

The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
108

ANTH496P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH498A: Senior Thesis

This course is normally taken as a two-semester sequence. In the first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member. During the second semester, the student writes a thesis that presents the result of their research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
109

ANTH498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
110

ANTH499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH508: Mex-Am Cultural Perspect

A critical examination of Mexican American culture as portrayed in the social sciences. An assessment of the social, political, and economic factors influencing representations of Mexican Americans.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
111

ANTH508A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course's objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page student essay and final paper 25-30 pages.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH510B: Anth of Contempry China

The course introduces students to the anthropological literature on contemporary China. It examines various social and cultural aspects of everyday life such as family, body, sexuality, consumption, citizenship, urbanization, and property ownership. Graduate-level requirements include an extra meeting per week; extra readings; longer and research papers with minimum source requirements.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
112

ANTH514: Quaternary Geology

[Taught alternate years beginning Spring 2004]. Principles of Quaternary stratigraphy emphasizing geochronology, terrestrial processes, stratigraphic records, regional correlation, and comparisons with the deep ocean record and models of climate change.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH517A: North African Societies

The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page bibliographic essay and a 25 page final paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
113

ANTH525A: Anth Of Japan:Imag+Real

This course explores Japanese society employing anthropological methods. Topics include politics, social structure, gender, sociolinguistics, education, religion, and popular culture. The main theme of this course is to learn how to distinguish between images and realities. Graduate-level requirements include fulfilling the assignments in the syllabus and writing longer papers. Graduate students meet with the instructor six times for additional instruction and may be asked to conduct a lecture.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH528A: Globalization: Env & Religions

This course discusses the impact of globalization on the environment and ecology, with a particular focus on indigenous cultures and religions in the context of environmental instability. Graduate-level requirements include a 25-30 page double-spaced research synthesis and reflective paper that reflects your understanding of Globalization and the Environment and 4 book reviews from books used in class.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
114

ANTH530: Ancient Greek Technology

This course examines the technological achievement of Ancient Greeks from Prehistoric to Roman times. It is structured around key crafts, such as ceramics, stone and bronze sculpture, ivory-working, glass-making, carpentry, and weaving. The production sequence for each craft is presented, as well as the interconnectedness among different crafts. Visits to local craft studios promote an experiential learning. Students learn how craft practitioners carried out major technological projects, ranging from temple construction, to time-recording machinery, water engineering, and ship construction. The low social status of the workers is contrasted with the elevated appreciation of their products. The impact of environmental, economic, and cultural factors on the endurance, innovation, or abandonment of technological expertise is also addressed.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
115

ANTH531: Primate Sexuality

Human sexuality is explored through discussing the evolution of non-human primate anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Topics include comparative reproductive anatomy and reproductive health, mating strategies, mate choice, parenting and parental investment, and socioendocrinology (the study of behavior-hormone relationships).
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH531A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences. Graduate-level requirements include preparing for and leading a class discussion on a specific topic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
116

ANTH532: Iranian Culture and Society

This course considers Iranian society and culture from the point of view of the social sciences, supplemented by insights provided through fiction and film. Course content focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary Iran. Topics will include tribal society, rural society, urban life, and their interactions; social structure; Iranian identity; gender; minority groups, language; religious beliefs and rituals; and political movements. The class will pay particular attention to how Iranian society and culture have been studied, by whom, and how these have changed over time. The course will emphasize the subject of diversity in Iran, and have a particular focus on the large body of social science research conducted in and around Fars province and the city of Shiraz.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
117

ANTH539A: Intro Dendrochronology

Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper reviewing critically some aspect of dendrochronology.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH540A: Cultural Resource Mgmnt

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) involves research to identify, evaluate, and register historic properties, and mitigate adverse impacts to them. The course reviews the legislation, method and theory of CRM to develop the practical skills needed in professional applications. Graduate-level requirements include extra reading assignments, more class discussion and higher standard for written assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
118

ANTH543: Arch Neolth+Bronze Age Greece

This class will examine the archaeology of the Greek Mainland from the arrival of humans until the end of the Late Bronze Age, paying particular attention to the emergence and florescence of Europe's first states. In addition to learning the material record of the region, students will hone their skills in critical thinking by exploring the theoretical approaches that inform the way archaeologists reconstruct the past.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH552R: Archaeology Of Southwest

Development of culture in the prehistoric Southwest from the late Pleistocene to the historic period. Graduate-level requirements include two graduate-level research papers and an annotated bibliography.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
119

ANTH556A: Old World Prehistory

A survey and interpretation of archaeological evidence for human cultural development of the Old World prior to the appearance of anatomically modern humans. anatomically modern humans. Course covers the Paleolithic; from earliest tools to the cave artists at the end of the Ice Age. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH558: Historical Archaeology

Survey of the basic data and methods of research in the material culture of modern history. The New World from first European contacts to the 20th century. Graduate-level requirements include an additional research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
120

ANTH559A: Turkey:Cult/Power/Hist

Question of East and West through study of Turkey: emergence of Turkey from Ottoman Empire; social, political, religious and economic reforms; modernization of institutions; identity; politics of history; gender; nationalism; development; liberalization; globalization. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings, course presentations, and a 20-page research paper with a prospectus.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH561: Paleoindian Origins

Chronological development of Paleo-Indian occupation of the New World in relation to environmental changes of the Quaternary Period; site discoveries, case studies, hypothesis on the peopling of the Americas.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
121

ANTH562: Classical and Controversial

This course aims to introduce students to on-going issues and debates central to the study of the classical cultures in the Mediterranean world, that are far from resolved. Instead of focusing on certain periods or certain media, the students will be able to evaluate scholarly arguments on Classical material culture, including but not limited to discussions of style, technological choices, historical and social contexts, archaeological scientific methods, and cultural heritage, to name a few, spanning several millennia from Aegean Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Test cases include celebrated but controversial vases, sculptures, mosaics, temples, and metalwork. We will also study how scholarship shifts its focus to different types of controversies, as a result of more general social, political, and economic contexts. Some prior 300-level coursework on History, Anthropology, Classics, Art History, or related discipline is recommended, but not required. Graduate level students will be required to present addition articles within class, as well as produce a longer, more in-depth, Final paper and presentation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
122

ANTH568: Human Osteology

Human osteology for the archaeologist and biological anthropologist; techniques of in situ and laboratory identification, preservation and measurement. Graduate-level requirements include an additional research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH572: Zooarchaeo+Taphonomy:Lab

Identification and classification of faunal remains from prehistoric and historic sites; investigation of the circumstances of faunal assemblage formation; introduction to quantitative and qualitative analysis of faunal data. Course work emphasizes hands-on experience in laboratory methods, analysis exercises and short research paper assignments. Graduate-level requirements include an additional long research paper and/or annotated bibliography.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
123

ANTH574: Archaeometry:Art+Archeo

Critical survey of scientific methods used in archaeology and art history. Emphasis on the potential and limitations of these techniques for reconstructing human behavior. Graduate-level requirements include one substantial critical review of the literature on some archaeological application of archaeometry.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH577: Greek Architecture

This course examines the architectural developments in the Greek world from the Neolithic and Bronze Age through to the Classical and Hellenistic periods (6000-31 BC). We look at the various types of building structures including palaces, tombs, temples, theaters, town planning, and domestic architecture, and discuss sites such as Knossos, Mycenae, Pylos, Delphi, Athens, Corinth, and Olynthos. Students will consider issues such as the manner of construction of these buildings, the contexts in which they they were commissioned, built and used, and some of the architectural problems facing the architects.. Graduate-level requirements include extensive reading and an in-depth paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
124

ANTH584: An Anthropology of Migration

This course examines some recent anthropological approaches to migration with a focus on the construction of borders and boundaries as a key problematic in understanding 21st century migration policies and practices. Throughout the course, the students examine the socio-cultural, economic, political and historical conditions that have given shape to the contemporary US-Mexico border. Students will be putting into practice anthropological data collection methods and frameworks for data analysis. Students will do so by conducting interviews and doing an analysis of what they found that will form the basis on their three section presentations and their final presentations and papers. The course will offer the opportunity for peer-to-peer training opportunities between graduate and undergraduate students as well as cross-cultural educational experiences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
125

ANTH590: Women Mid East Society

Middle Eastern society viewed from the perspective of women. Examines the extent to which formal definitions of women's nature and roles coincide with women's self-images and activities. Graduate-level requirements include an additional paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH595A: Sp Top Archaeology

The course content, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and on the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member. Graduate-level requirements include extra sessions with instructor, additional readings, and a major research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
126

ANTH595D: Spcl Tops Biologic Anth

The course, as taught in any one semester, depends on student need and interest, and the research/teaching interests of the participating faculty member. Graduate-level requirements include more advanced coursework and a major term paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH595N: Environ+Conflict Lat Am

This course examines how environmental, social, cultural, and political factors in Latin America intersect with processes of globalization to impact conflict over scarce natural resources and socioeconomic uncertainty.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
127

ANTH596B: Spcl Tops Caribbean Stds

The Caribbean along with other Spanish and Portuguese territories have been heavily influenced by the English, Dutch and French. This course looks at the settlement of the Caribbean with reference to those processes which frame contemporary society and public issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH596D: Paleontol Sediment Geol

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
128

ANTH596F: Ceramic Analysis

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH596M: Spcl Tpcs In Arabic Ling

The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles. Graduate-level requirements include teaching demonstration involving one hour of teaching with a prepared lesson plan and a follow-up review and critique of your performance.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
129

ANTH596P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required. Graduate-level requirements include a 15-page paper plus additional background reading on each life story discussed in class.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH597B: Field Sch:Egyptian Archaeology

Archaeological excavation training program that provides an opportunity to engage in all phases of fieldwork. Field techniques include: mapping, remote sensing, trench supervision, and artifact drawing and analysis. Offered on archaeological sites in Egypt or in museums.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
130

ANTH597C: Dendochronology

Hands-on, quantitative construction and assessment of dendrochronologies using software of the Dendrochronological Program Library and other computer resources.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
131

ANTH605: Qual Rsrch Meth+Prop Wrt

This is a skills-based class designed to (1) help students conduct independent ethnographic fieldwork and (2) learn how to write an effective grant proposal. Research skills to be discussed include: sampling and research design; selecting methods appropriate for particular populations; questionnaire development; interviewing skills (including key informant interviews and focus groups); collecting narrative data; participant observation; the use of visuals and card sorts in fieldwork, and other methodological areas. Students will gain experience in using an ethnographic software package (Atlas.ti) and will learn how to code transcribed interview data. Other issues to be addressed include one's social identity as a researcher and ethical issues working with the IRB and in the field.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
132

ANTH606: Arch & Descendant Communities

This course is designed to train students in interacting with descendant communities while working on archaeological projects. Students will become familiar with different kinds of documents required by law to document relationships between archaeological sites and descendant communities, will give an initial perspective as to how to request information from these communities, and will provide students with opportunities to develop consultation and historic preservation documents in real-life situations.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH608A: History Of Anthro Theory

An overview of early theoretical tools used in anthropological research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
133

ANTH608B: History Of Anthro Theory

An overview of early theoretical tools used in anthropological research.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH610: Mediterranean Migrations

This course explores the multifaceted dimensions of transnational migration in this region of the world. More specifically, we will address the making and policing of borders, the criminalization of "clandestine" migration, the profiteering of human smugglers, humanitarian practices, the bureaucratization around citizenship and other forms of formal belonging, and varying contexts of migrant reception. We will engage with readings from anthropology and closely related social science disciplines as well as films to advance critical theory on migration and borderlands.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
134

ANTH613: Culture And Power

This course examines approaches to the relationship between culture and power through classic and more recent work drawing on cases from various periods and from around the world. After some conceptual work on approaches to theorizing culture and power (are they things? processes? effects? heuristic devices?) we turn to their articulations in a number of case studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH631: Anthropology+Development

The role of anthropology in interdisciplinary projects involving economic development and planned change on the national and international levels.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
135

ANTH636: Found Of Archeo Interp

Surveys the history of archaeological interpretation. Central concepts in archaeological method and theory are presented.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH637: Archaeol Methodology

Surveys the fundamental principles, methods, and techniques of archaeological analysis and inference from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
136

ANTH678: Ethnograph Discours Anly

This is a methods based class in linguistic anthropology designed: 1) to give students hand-on experience in linguistic analysis at the level of discourse and 2) to interrogate the micro/macro relationship between discourse patterns, ethnography, and sociopolitical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH693: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
137

ANTH694: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH696A: Archaeology

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
138

ANTH696B: Cultural Anthropology

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ANTH696C: Linguistic Anthropology

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
139

ANTH696J: Ethnogrpahy of Mid East

This course presents an overview of issues in Middle East ethnography and ways in which they have altered over time. The course has a dual focus: to examine key issues in the field of Middle Eastern ethnography, and to provide experience in the development of research projects and writing of grant proposals.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
140

ANTH900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH909: Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
141

ANTH910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ANTH920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
142

ANTH920: Philosophy Of Freedom

To examine the philosophical foundations of market society's implicit commitment to individual liberty and individual responsibility
Terms offered: Spring 2020
143
Arabic
144

ARB101: Elementary Arabic I

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB102: Elementary Arabic II

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
145

ARB199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
146

ARB401: Intermediate Arabic I

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB402: Intermediate Arabic II

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
147

ARB405: Advanced Arabic I

The course promotes multiple literacies in an integrated approach to Arabic language and culture studies and builds students' ability to function at the advanced level in a variety of topics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB406: Advanced Arabic II

The course promotes multiple literacies in an integrated approach to Arabic language and culture studies and builds students' ability to function at the advanced level in a variety of topics.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
148

ARB407: 4th Year Arabic I

This course is aimed at students with solid advanced level language skills. Building on this foundation, the course is designed to promote the development of superior level proficiency by increasing students' vocabulary, strengthening reading ability, strengthening writing ability, refining and expanding knowledge of sentence structure and the mechanism of the Arabic verb system.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB408: 4th Year Arabic II

The course is designed to promote the development of superior level proficiency in all four-language skills by increasing students' vocabulary, strengthening the reading abilities, refining and expanding students' knowledge of sentence structure and the mechanism of the Arabic verb system.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
149

ARB424A: Levantine Arabic

Extensive oral drill with emphasis on the acquisition of facility in normal conversation and comprehension.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB427A: Colloq Moroccan Arabic

Introduction to Moroccan, its vocabulary, structure and sound system through a communicative learning approach.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
150

ARB448: Arabic Lit/Engl Translat

Overview of classical Arabic literature; pre-Islamic era to Abbasid periods. Explore artistic poetic characteristics of each of these periods and their most important genres. Examine political, social, intellectual and religious environments in the emergence of these four distinctive literatures.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
151

ARB450: Arabic Language Variation

This course (content course to be offered in Arabic) is aimed at both native Arabic-speaking students and advanced-level Arabic language learners. It focuses on aspects of Arabic linguistic variation in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. It is designed to enhance all the four language skills at the advanced level. Special focus is given to strengthening students' strategies of academic reading and writing. As a content course, it aims at deepening students' knowledge of Arabic linguistic variation. The course adopts three approaches to the study of linguistic variation: linguistic-comparative, sociolinguistic, and discourse-based. The linguistic-comparative approach employs a descriptive method that examines aspects of linguistic variation in the linguistic features (lexicon, grammar, phonology, and morphology) of Standard Arabic and in the dialects. Special focus is given to the differences between Standard Arabic and the dialects in the above features. The sociolinguistic approach examines how linguistic variation can be explained by certain sociolinguistic factors (speaker-oriented and hearer-oriented) such as gender, class, education, and context of use. The discourse-based approach examines the alternation in use between Standard Arabic and the vernacular dialects in literary, religious, political, and educational discourses/texts.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
152

ARB484A: Interm Levantine Arb I

This situation-based course builds on the proficiency acquired in the second "Conversational Levantine Arabic" course or equivalent, and assists the student in reaching an intermediate-high level of proficiency in oral communication and aural comprehension.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB484B: Interm Levantine Arb II

Intermediate Levantine Arabic II is the fourth course in the Levantine Arabic sequence begun in "Conversational Levantine Arabic". The course focuses on spoken rather than Standard written Arabic, and will therefore target primarily the oral/aural skills, speaking and listening.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
153

ARB490: Advanced Arabic Media

Arabic Media content encompasses a wide variety of themes and styles that may come across as hard to decipher for Arabic learners. However, media language can become largely predictable once students possess a "toolkit" that they can use to navigate each theme and accompanying style. This course will address a variety of themes ranging from current affairs to sports and natural disasters that will offer students the opportunity to tackle content that is typical of media texts and prepare them for reading authentic news by themselves. Students will learn how to discuss these topics as well as describe and narrate events both orally and in writing and in multi-modal form. The course embraces the diglossic nature of Arabic by explicitly integrating and welcoming use of materials that include Modern Standard Arabic as well as the various Arabic dialects. It is aligned with ACTFL's updated Arabic guidelines that perceive the Arabic language as a continuum in which both the local varieties and Modern Standard Arabic constitute a whole in terms of usage. Moreover, the course builds students' digital literacy by providing them opportunities for research as well as oral and written production in Arabic using technology. This is also intended to support student autonomy, learning inside and outside the classroom and their ability to continue using these skills beyond this course. In fact, it is expected that students will start using Arabic news sources as one of the venues where they will get their news especially if they are interested in getting multiple perspectives on the same story. Active participation is expected from all members of the class. Students get a chance to choose the news stories that interest them for their homework as long as they are related to the theme of the week. They read, watch, or listen to the stories then briefly present and discuss them with classmates in class. Where disagreement on issues occurs, respectful behavior that is inclusive of all is expected from all participants in the discussions. The themes that will be covered in the course include the following and may be modified to include others as needed: Elections, Diplomacy, Violence, War and Military Action, Economy, Law, Trade and Industry, and Natural Disasters. Each theme will take about 1.5 weeks on average (3 sessions) to complete followed by projects and presentations that integrate themes covered till then.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
154

ARB496M: Spcl Tpcs In Arabic Ling

The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
155

ARB499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
156

ARB505: Advanced Arabic I

The course promotes multiple literacies in an integrated approach to Arabic language and culture studies and builds students' ability to function at the advanced level in a variety of topics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB506: Advanced Arabic II

The course promotes multiple literacies in an integrated approach to Arabic language and culture studies and builds students' ability to function at the advanced level in a variety of topics.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
157

ARB507: 4th Year Arabic I

This course is aimed at students with solid advanced level language skills. Building on this foundation, the course is designed to promote the development of superior level proficiency by increasing students' vocabulary, strengthening reading ability, strengthening writing ability, refining and expanding knowledge of sentence structure and the mechanism of the Arabic verb system. Graduate-level requirements include three additional essays (1-2 typed pages each.)
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB508: 4th-Year Arabic II

The course is designed to promote the development of superior level proficiency in all four-language skills by increasing students¿ vocabulary, strengthening the reading abilities, refining and expanding students¿ knowledge of sentence structure and the mechanism of the Arabic verb system. Graduate-level requirements include three additional essays (1-2 typed pages each).
Terms offered: Spring 2020
158

ARB550: Arabic Language Variation

This course (content course to be offered in Arabic) is aimed at both native Arabic-speaking students and advanced-level Arabic language learners. It focuses on aspects of Arabic linguistic variation in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. It is designed to enhance all the four language skills at the advanced level. Special focus is given to strengthening students' strategies of academic reading and writing. As a content course, it aims at deepening students' knowledge of Arabic linguistic variation. The course adopts three approaches to the study of linguistic variation: linguistic-comparative, sociolinguistic, and discourse-based. The linguistic-comparative approach employs a descriptive method that examines aspects of linguistic variation in the linguistic features (lexicon, grammar, phonology, and morphology) of Standard Arabic and in the dialects. Special focus is given to the differences between Standard Arabic and the dialects in the above features. The sociolinguistic approach examines how linguistic variation can be explained by certain sociolinguistic factors (speaker-oriented and hearer-oriented) such as gender, class, education, and context of use. The discourse-based approach examines the alternation in use between Standard Arabic and the vernacular dialects in literary, religious, political, and educational discourses/texts.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
159

ARB590: Advanced Arabic Media

Arabic Media content encompasses a wide variety of themes and styles that may come across as hard to decipher for Arabic learners. However, media language can become largely predictable once students possess a "toolkit" that they can use to navigate each theme and accompanying style. This course will address a variety of themes ranging from current affairs to sports and natural disasters that will offer students the opportunity to tackle content that is typical of media texts and prepare them for reading authentic news by themselves. Students will learn how to discuss these topics as well as describe and narrate events both orally and in writing and in multi-modal form. The course embraces the diglossic nature of Arabic by explicitly integrating and welcoming use of materials that include Modern Standard Arabic as well as the various Arabic dialects. It is aligned with ACTFL's updated Arabic guidelines that perceive the Arabic language as a continuum in which both the local varieties and Modern Standard Arabic constitute a whole in terms of usage. Moreover, the course builds students' digital literacy by providing them opportunities for research as well as oral and written production in Arabic using technology. This is also intended to support student autonomy, learning inside and outside the classroom and their ability to continue using these skills beyond this course. In fact, it is expected that students will start using Arabic news sources as one of the venues where they will get their news especially if they are interested in getting multiple perspectives on the same story. Active participation is expected from all members of the class. Students get a chance to choose the news stories that interest them for their homework as long as they are related to the theme of the week. They read, watch, or listen to the stories then briefly present and discuss them with classmates in class. Where disagreement on issues occurs, respectful behavior that is inclusive of all is expected from all participants in the discussions. The themes that will be covered in the course include the following and may be modified to include others as needed: Elections, Diplomacy, Violence, War and Military Action, Economy, Law, Trade and Industry, and Natural Disasters. Each theme will take about 1.5 weeks on average (3 sessions) to complete followed by projects and presentations that integrate themes covered till then.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
160

ARB596M: Spcl Tpcs In Arabic Ling

The exchange of scholarly information on various topics related to the linguistic situation in the Arab World in particular and the Middle East in general. Scope of work shall consist of critical evaluation- both oral and written- of scholarly books and articles. Graduate-level requirements include teaching demonstration involving one hour of teaching with a prepared lesson plan and a follow-up review and critique of your performance.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ARB599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
161

ARB699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
162
Care, Health, and Society
163

CHS202: Connecting Society & Health

To better prepare students for the MCAT, health-related majors (e.g., Care, Health & Society), and health-related professions, this course introduces students to the sociological study of society and health. During the semester, students will explore fundamental sociological theories, perspectives, and concepts. Specific topics include doing sociological research, culture, socialization, social interaction and social structure, groups and organizations, deviance, social class and social stratification, race and ethnicity, sex and gender. Students will also connect sociological theories, perspectives, and concepts to health-related outcomes like mental health, physical health, lifestyle, genetics, and mortality risk.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS204: Intro to Helping Professions

What makes people want to help others? What are the different ways that workers are socialized to care for clients? How do bureaucracies and technologies structure the delivery of care? How do helping professionals understand the meaning of their work and the conditions of those they serve? What are the different career options for individuals interested in caring for others? This survey course provides students an opportunity to explore these and other issues and to learn from representatives of the various helping professions.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
164

CHS206: Introduction to Pastoral Care

This course will introduce students to the subject of pastoral and spiritual care. It will explore spirituality and religion, within interfaith contexts, for the sake of healing and human flourishing. In a format that combines lecture with in-class exercises, students will gain both conceptual knowledge and practical skills.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

CHS250: Health and Social Injustice

This course introduces the intersection of health and social justice issues. We will examine social determinants of health, population-based health disparities, and visions of health equity. After examining health disparities and their determinants, we will explore specific issues related to addressing health-related needs in multiple disparate and often considered "vulnerable" populations. We will also explore a range of research methods and approaches to health service provision that are responsive to the particular needs and situations of vulnerable groups.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
165

CHS303: Health and Society

Organization of health care in the U.S.; its impact on patients and society; health care practitioners; medical industries; policy debates.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS305: Suffer+Care In Society

How societies interpret the reality of human suffering; the organization and politics of care; the status and experiences of individuals whose work involves caring for others.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
166

CHS306: Interprofessional Care

This course prepares students who are pursuing a career in the helping professions to work as members of interdisciplinary teams.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS309: Ethical Issues-Helping Profess

This course examines ethical dilemmas common to paid care professionals.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
167

CHS313: Health & Med in Clas Antiquity

The course examines the mythology and practice of medicine in Greek and Roman times from Asclepius to Hippocrates and Galen, medical instruments and procedures, the religious manifestation of healing in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, the votive dedications by patients and cured, midwifery and child care, public hygiene and diseases. The topics cover a large spectrum of the medical practice and public health in the ancient societies of Classical antiquity, as well as how ancient worldviews, including religion and religious practice, shaped health and medicine in Greek and Roman civilization.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
168

CHS334: Community Health

This course introduces students to the challenges faced by low-income populations when utilizing -- and failing to utilize -- the American healthcare system. Each class session will present an actual case study drawn from the community of Tucson. Students will have the opportunity to learn the details of the case, explore the past and present real-life world of the patient, examine the specific barriers to treatment, investigate the resources -- or lack thereof -- available, and then create a proposed healthcare solution specific for that patient. Ongoing topics will include the lived experiences of low-income populations and the co-morbid effects of drug use, alcohol abuse, mental illness, physical trauma, nutritional deficits, sexually transmitted disease, and societal stigmatization.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
169

CHS350: Environment, Health, & Society

This course examines the relationships between human health and the environment from a sociological viewpoint. Using an interdisciplinary sociological perspective, we will explore the increasing number of illnesses linked to environmental contamination and disasters. Since this is a course in the social sciences, only a basic understanding of the biological and chemical nature of environmental pollution will be needed. Our focus will be on the socioeconomic production of environmental health risks and how science and public policy are contested by various stakeholders.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
170

CHS401: Health Disparities in Society

This course introduces students to the sociological study of health disparities. The purpose of the course is to examine the link between social position and health patterns in the US population. Specific topics include, for example, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, aging, family, and religious involvement.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS404: Sociology of Mental Health

What is mental illness? Who is likely to become mentally ill? Poor mental health and mental illness are often viewed as biological or genetic flaws. Sociologists, however, argue that mental illness is socially constructed, and that population mental health is profoundly shaped by social conditions. In this course, we will explore sociological understandings of mental health and illness.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
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CHS406: Reproduction and Society

Reproductive health and well-being involve a responsible, safe and satisfying sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to control one's reproductive capabilities. This implies access to safe, effective, and affordable methods of fertility regulation and appropriate health care services that enable women to safely experience pregnancy and childbirth. In this course, we examine the social context of various reproductive health issues, including pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, reproductive rights, and traditional and alternative ways of creating families. We will also address the social and political implications of reproductive health practices like abortion, social freezing, surrogate motherhood, and determinants of poor reproductive health outcomes, including violence towards women, sexually transmitted diseases, and social, environmental, and behavioral hazards.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
172

CHS410: The Hospital: A Small Society

The study of the hospital's capacity to recontextualize legal mandates, instill larger social values, and ration care can provide a sense of how healing is choreographed in its most complex environment. In this course we will investigate the hospital as a strategic entrance point for understanding the social organization of contemporary medicine. We will pay special attention to the ways in which the hospital's agents are authoritative in their choreography, that is, how its professionals and administrators get people to do things they wouldn't otherwise do, especially those things that are inconvenient or uncomfortable. In our exploration of the causes and consequences of authority in the hospital, we will examine such topics as: how institutions produce insanity, how doctors seek to generate compliance, and how medical students manage the uncertainty implicit in interpreting science and performing professionally.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
173

CHS421: Sociology of Drugs

This course is an overview of the sociological research related to drug use. We will study the historical significance and social construction of drug use, users, abuse, and addiction. We will cover sociological perspectives on drug use, correlates of drug use, drug lifestyles, and the societal response to drug use. Students are responsible for assigned readings and should ask questions to clarify material in the book. In addition, some of the material required to complete course requirements will be discussed in class and may not be in the book. At the end of the semester students will have a better understanding of drug use from a sociological perspective. This will be accomplished by exposing students to both classic and contemporary sociological research on drug use.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
174

CHS426: Health Care Fraud & Compliance

This class will look at the devastating effects that healthcare fraud has on the financial resources of the United States. We will review cases of healthcare fraud that involved more than just money - the ultimate price - human lives. As of 2015, the government has collected and returned over $29.4 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund. This does not take into account repayment to the Medicaid fund or other commercial payers. In 2017, the USA has budgeted 28% of the federal budget for healthcare. This amount is highest of all the other categories including defense (21%) and pensions (Social Security 25%.) We will review healthcare fraudulent schemes and methods to detect these schemes. Who are the perpetrators? Who are the victims? Methods of investigation will be explored to look at how to prevent fraud with current laws, task forces and compliance efforts. Whistleblowers will be discussed regarding their efforts to stop healthcare fraud and the risks they took to come forward. The class will also examine the many free resources available to the public on the topic of healthcare fraud. Students will have a chance to investigate possible career paths related to fighting healthcare fraud.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
175

CHS437: Indigenous Health

This course introduces students to health issues facing Indigenous populations. The course itself is divided into four units. Unit 1 is a general review of the definition, conceptualization, and everyday experience of Indigeneity. It provides an overview of colonization with an emphasis on its ongoing impact on health care and health research with Indigenous populations. Unit 2 discusses what health might mean from an Indigenous perspective. Unit 3 presents ethical considerations that may be especially important when working with Indigenous populations. Finally, Unit 4 offers a hopeful look toward the future of Indigenous health as Indigenous people continue to move forward in claiming their health and empowering their communities. For your final paper you will conduct a content analysis (this is your original Sociological research!) of media clippings from two recent Indigenous-led efforts that can have a positive impact on Indigenous health, broadly defined.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
176

CHS460: Self-Care - Helping Profession

The emotional, physical and spiritual demands of the caring and health professions are significant. Students are introduced to the importance of wellness and self-care practices as they consider careers in the helping professions. This course will explore the impact of cultivating compassion vs. empathy in working with clients/patients, as well as offer students an opportunity to cultivate a wellness/self-care practice in their own lives. The course culminates in a research paper on the student's selected wellness/self-care practice.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

CHS476: Rsch & Analysis of Health Data

This course introduces students to the quantitative analysis of health disparity data. Specific topics include data processing, data description, bivariate analysis, and multivariate analyses. The course emphasizes reading, conducting, and interpreting quantitative research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
177

CHS480: Qual Analysis of Health Data

Qualitative, non-­-statistical social science research can form the basis of important discoveries about individuals, organizations and societies. Qualitative methods help to better understand `how' and `why' we do things in a certain way rather than `how often', `how many' or `how much'. The field of health, illness and care generates complex research questions about behaviors, perceptions and practices, which sometimes cannot be fully and appropriately addressed by quantitative methods alone. Therefore this course introduces students to the theoretical and practical principles and approaches of qualitative research methods and provides an overview of the most commonly used qualitative research techniques. During the semester students will reflect on formulating research questions in their field of interest and selecting appropriate research designs. Students will identify research topics, develop research questions, and learn how to generate, analyze and write up qualitative data. Furthermore, students will practice their skills in the critical appraisal of qualitative research studies. Students will have the possibility to acquire methodological skills of qualitative research by conducting their own research project.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
178

CHS496: Special Topics

This course is designed to provide a flexible topics seminar for undergraduates across several domains within Care, Health and Society. Students will develop and exchange scholarly and/or applied information in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers. Potential topic areas include: delivery of care; health disparities; health care inequality; gender; globalization; law and society; organizations; poverty; race and ethnicity; social networks; social psychology; and stratification.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

CHS497A: Building Healthy Communities

In this course, we will learn how to use social science to create change in our society, right here in the heart of Tucson. Using human-centric design thinking, we will learn about the fields of applied sociology and community development and apply our in-class learning to development real-world solutions to some of Tucson's most persistent social problems. We will review both the academic and practitioner literature on the processes involved in designing social innovations and use experiential learning to bring about positive social change in our own community.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
179
Communication
180

COMM101: Intro to Study of Comm

This course offers a general introduction to the systematic study of human communication. It is intended to provide a overview of communication study, including definitions of key terms, explanations of foundational concepts and assumptions, a brief history of the discipline, methods of research, and areas of specialized scholarship.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
181

COMM113: Intro Small Group Comm

This course explores how communication functions in small groups. Readings, assignments, and activities are designed to help observe and understand the communication processes and outcomes that occur in small groups. Aspects covered include: verbal and nonverbal communication in groups, the structure and environment of groups, group member roles, group decision making, leadership, conflict management, group development, and meeting management. In this course you will apply communication concepts to actual situations as you participate in small groups throughout the semester. Since you will be building on the material learned in COMM 101, you must have completed, or be enrolled in, COMM 101 to take this class.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
182

COMM114: Intro Interpersonal Comm

An introductory course in interpersonal communication. It is expected that you will finish the course with knowledge of basic interpersonal communication principles, as well as practice in applying those principles in everyday interpersonal settings. To that end, the class will combine readings, lectures, in-class activities, and out-of-class assignments. Emphasis will be on understanding and achieving communication goals in interpersonal relationships, including the following areas: effective listening, emotional expression, self presentation, self disclosure, initiating relationships, maintaining relationships, gaining compliance, and managing conflict.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM117: Culture + Communication

This course provides an overview of culture and communication, isolating similarities and differences across cultures, which affect cultural intergroup and intercultural communication. We address the challenges one faces in attempting to communicate across cultures, and present ways to address these challenges. Students practice intercultural communication to improve their skills and sensitivity.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
183

COMM119: Public Speaking

This course is designed to help students become more comfortable with speaking in public, and to familiarize them with the theory-based, basic skills of public speaking. It will also help to increase students' communication, competence, and effectiveness, as well as improve capabilities in research, and critical thinking. This course will expose students to a variety of everyday speaking occasions.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
184

COMM201: Intro to PR

This is a fundamental course in public relations that is designed to offer students a broad overview of public relations as a field and help them to set up a solid foundation for upper level Public Relations courses. It's intended to develop in students a broad and basic understanding of public relations -- what it encompasses, its history and influences, and its practices and processes in the contemporary business world and in society at large. Ethical issues for public relations practitioners will be considered, as well as the impact of globalization and new technologies in this field, through examination of current events and case studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
185

COMM209: Intro to Comm Technology

An overview of new communication technology and the process of adoption of new technologies in groups, organizations, and communities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
186

COMM228: Intro Rsrch Methods Comm

This course will expose students to the logic and conduct of research that is aimed at producing generalizable knowledge about human communication. The goal of the course is to develop students' ability to understand and evaluate social scientific research. Toward that end, students will be exposed to the logic of scientific investigation, different research methods common to the field of communication, statistics, and several special topics in social scientific research. By the end of the semester students will be able to interpret information presented in fundamental statistics and will be able to conduct elementary statistical analyses, in addition to understanding the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations inherent in different research designs.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
187

COMM300: Intro Communication Thry

Origin and development of basic concepts in communication theory and research; survey and analysis of theories and models in research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM301: Survey/Mass Communicatn

A survey course in mass communication designed to give students an overview of the field. This includes an examination of: (1)fundamental terms, concepts,& theories (2) key figures, events & milestones (3) social, cultural, & technological implications (4) effects & consequences of exposure/use (5) ethical parameters This course explores the historical, social, economic, and cultural forces that have influenced the development of the media. Individual media institutions are examined in terms of the information they distribute, the entertainment they provide, and the influence they bring. Special attention is paid to the audience/medium relationship, as well as to improving audience members' media literacy.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
188

COMM309: Intro Mass Media Effects

This course examines the role of the mass media in the evolution of society and as they impact individuals and groups. It follows an analysis of the process, content, and effects of mass media. Topics covered include news, advertising, and entertainment media content; violent, sexual, and political content and effect; media technologies; cultivation; diffusion of innovations; media events; etc. The course focuses on some major questions, including: (1) What is the role of the media in bringing about shifts and changes in people and social institutions? (2) How do individuals and groups, as media consumers, respond to the content to which they are exposed in the media? and (3) What are some explanations for how media effects on individuals and society occur?
Terms offered: Fall 2020
189

COMM310: Intro to Org Comm

This course is designed to help students become more effective and successful employees and organizational communication professionals by teaching principles and practices in the areas of effective supervisor-subordinate communication, effective coworker communication, participating in formal and informal communication networks, information sharing, intercultural communication in diverse workplaces, conflict management, ethical workplace communication, and a variety of other important communication practices.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM311: Comm Technology Theory

This course will investigate the role that information and information technology plays in our social and communicative processes. It will look at the affects of information access/aggregation and instantaneous communication on management styles, the shape, functionality and utility of modern organizations and societies, the changing role of individuals and the issues of anonymity, privacy and security.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
190

COMM312: Appl Organizational Comm

Analysis of organizational communication processes, and development of interpersonal, presentational, and group communication skills that are useful in business, governmental, and professional organizations. Junior standing suggested.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM313: Comm + Public Relations

Prepares students for achieving effective communication and relationships with various publics on behalf of organizations. Students will learn about the purpose and function of public relations and the theory and principles that guide its practice. The course provides a foundation for the understanding and practice of public relations from a communication perspective. Students will apply coursework to public relations projects and build a public relations portfolio.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
191

COMM314: Creative Professional Comm

The discovery and development of effective creative communication for undergraduate students. The class includes an overview of creativity and communication strategies that relate to personal and professional situations. Learning modules include creative development, promotion techniques and skills as well as focus on establishing, maintaining and leading relationships through the integrated marketing communications process.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM318: Persuasion

Theories of Social Influence with particular attention to the means of changing attitudes and behaviors.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
192

COMM319: Advanced Public Speaking

Offers the opportunity to develop one's communication skills by incorporating communicative practice. This is an advanced public speaking course. Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of public speaking and have taken an introductory public speaking course. Knowledge of public speaking principles is presumed.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM325: Argumentation

Study of the philosophy, theory and practice of argumentation; analysis and comparison of classical and contemporary models of advocacy and evidence; examination of argument in public policy, legal, and debate settings. Practical experience in developing and presenting arguments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
193

COMM369A: Health Communication

The discipline of health communication focuses on the unique structure and function of communication processes within such areas as physician-patient interactions, public health awareness/prevention/intervention campaigns, community health education, multimedia presentations of health information, and hospital and health-care organizations. This course is designed to: (1) facilitate student learning in the arena of health care communication and (2) provide the opportunity for students to collaborate with at least one Tucson community health group in designing the plans for a health communication campaign.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
194

COMM399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM402: Comm & Music

This course focuses on the connections between music and Communication from a social scientific perspective. The course includes three broad sections: 1. Music as communication discusses the definition of music as a form of communication, and its connections to verbal and nonverbal communication. 2. Music as mass communication examines social scientific research on motivations for producing and consuming music, as well as music's content and effects. 3. Music as intergroup communication considers music as a communication phenomenon in the context of intergroup relations, focusing on music's role in exacerbating and ameliorating intergroup conflict.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
195

COMM403: Theory Small Group Comm

Theory and research on social control and deviance in groups from the perspective of communication behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

COMM404: Comm & Leadership

This course introduces students to the role of communication in organizational leadership. Students learn current theory, strategies and tactics for effective leadership communication.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
196

COMM405: Mass Comm And Children

This course employs a developmental perspective to examining the relationship between the mass media and young audience members. Major topics covered include issues related to children and adolescents as a unique audience (e.g., media use habits, attention and comprehension of media content), media and their content (e.g., media violence, advertising, educational programming), media effects (e.g., fear reactions, construction of role and reality perceptions), and intervention issues (e.g., parental mediation of media exposure, media literacy, and relevant public policy).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM407: Family Communication

Focus on issues related to family interaction, functioning, and communication. We will examine research and theories from communication, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Readings and discussions will include coverage of marital, parent-child, sibling, and intergenerational interactions in the family. Research on topics such as marital satisfaction, divorce, courtship, and the impact of the family on its children (and vice versa) will be examined. We will also focus on the nature of family interaction as it is associated with family dysfunction.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
197

COMM410: Struggle for Presidency

Examination of the campaign strategies and tactics of those seeking the nation's most powerful office from 1960 to the present.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM411: Comm+Conflict Management

Consideration of theory and research pertaining to the handling of conflict across diverse contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
198

COMM413: Communication & Gender

This course will explore sex and gender as they relate to communication behavior. Various approaches to the study of sex/gender effects will be covered, as will the implications of adopting these orientations. Emphasis will be placed on empirical evidence of sex/gender similarities and differences in communication. Students will exercise their research skills and analytical ability via major course projects which involve self-directed close examination of selected sex/gender effects.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

COMM415: Nonverbal Communication

Theory and research on nonverbal communication codes (kinetics, touch, voice, appearance, use of space.) and social functions (impression formation and management, relational communication, emotional expressions, regulation of interaction, social influence).
Terms offered: Summer 2020
199

COMM417A: Rel Comm:Close Relations

The relational communication process and messages people use to define interpersonal relationships, including dominance-submissiveness, affection, involvement and similarity in close relationships.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM420: Comm + the Legal Process

Presents a number of accomplishments and challenges in the social scientific study of law, with special emphasis on the effects of communication and social structure on the legal processes.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
200

COMM424: Media & Politics In Amer

Survey of field; media in political campaigns; media coverage of leaders, issues and institutions; leadership strategies to influence media.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

COMM450: Communication+Cognition

Interrelations between human communication and cognitive processes. Emphasis on theory and research in social cognition.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
201

COMM451: Comm & Emotion

This course focuses on the role of emotion in the communication process. We will examine various theoretic perspectives that explain what emotions are and what they do. We will articulate the roles of each class of emotions (joyful, hostile, social, etc.) in human communication, and adjudicate various applications of emotion research and theory in effective communication practice.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

COMM493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
202

COMM493L: Legislative Internship

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

COMM496Z: Topics in Communication

Course is designed to provide a flexible topics seminar for undergraduates across several domains in the field of Communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on the following communication areas: interpersonal, mass, health, political, gender and social influence. Although these topics will be given precedence, other areas such as small group communication, intergroup communication, family communication, and new media/technologies may also be addressed depending on available personnel.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
203

COMM498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
204

COMM500: Intro Grad Studies/Comm

Familiarize students with the structure of the discipline, prominent theorists and historical developments, as well as beginning to understand more about the process of research and writing in the discipline of Communication.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
205

COMM505: Mass Comm And Children

This course employs a developmental perspective to examining the relationship between the mass media and young audience members. Major topics covered include issues related to children and adolescents as a unique audience (e.g., media use habits, attention and comprehension of media content), media and their content (e.g., media violence, advertising, educational programming), media effects (e.g., fear reactions, construction of role and reality perceptions), and intervention issues (e.g., parental mediation of media exposure, media literacy, and relevant public policy). Graduate-level requirements include additional readings, additional papers rather than exams and a research paper that will be a research proposal instead of a literature review..
Terms offered: Fall 2020
206

COMM561: Rsrch Methodologies I

This course will expose students to the logic and conduct of research that is aimed at producing generalizable information about human communication. The goal of the course is to develop student's ability to conduct and evaluate social scientific research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM571: Rsrch Methodologies II

This course will expose students to fundamental and intermediate techniques for the analysis of quantitative data. Descriptive statistics, univariate, and multivariate statistics will be covered throughout the semester. In addition to examining different analytical techniques, students will be exposed to computer programs for statistical analyses.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
207

COMM599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM620: Theories Social Influenc

An overview of historical and theoretical perspectives on communication strategies used in social influence attempts from interpersonal to mass media contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
208

COMM640: Rsrch Methodologies III

Issues in measurement and sampling in laboratory and field research in communication.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM669: Health Communicatn Thry

This course will explore developing an awareness and understanding of the relationship between interpersonal communication and health. It will also work on developing the ability to interpret and discuss some of the existing research/scholarship focusing on aspects of interpersonal communication, relationships, and health. Finally, it will examine ways of investigating health issues in interpersonal contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
209

COMM696E: Mass Media

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM696I: Interpersonal Comm

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
210

COMM696O: Org Comm Theory

This course is designed to help graduate students become familiar with the theoretical foundations of organizational communication and the primary trends in organizational communication theory and research.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

COMM696R: Advanced Comm Research Methods

Course is a graduate-level seminar in Advanced Research Communication Methods. Students will read primary research in Communication relating to Research Methods and learn the key theoretical perspectives in the area. They will become familiar with current areas of interest in the topic area and future directions. Course will involve lecture, discussion, and the production of graduate level coursework. Specific content areas will vary by semester and instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
211

COMM699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
212

COMM910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

COMM920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
213
Development Practice
214

DVP600: Foundations of Development

This intensive pre-program course will be taught over a three-week period prior to the start of fall semester, when each new cohort is convened. It is designed to create a shared basic understanding of development for students with different academic and practitioner backgrounds and presents the context of development as a historical process, weaving in the major theories, concepts, and practice strategies that have defined its particular trajectory.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

DVP601: Prin of Social Science for Dev

This course will introduce students to key social science analytical tools relevant to development. It provides training in major development theories and practices through a social justice and rights-based lens and prepares students to understand how relations of power at local and global scales intersect with and shape development efforts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
215

DVP602: Culture in Sustain Development

This course emphasizes the cultural and spatial dimensions to development practice and promotes sensitivity to the unique development practice challenges related to language and culture. Students are exposed to a range of regional contexts and are expected to expand their knowledge and understanding of a specific cultural area. The specific regional themes focus on the impacts of culture on problems related to health and nutrition, natural resource management, governance, and economic decision-making, among other. Faculty from different core competency disciplines will participate in this course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
216

DVP620: Intro to Natural Systems

This course presents the basic concept and principles of ecosystem analysis, the services those ecosystems provide, and the impacts of human-environment interactions. Instructional units will provide a clear understanding of the ecology and management of arid and semi-arid lands, rangelands, and forests. The importance to development of hydrologic resources (water availability and quality) in all of these environments will be explored with specific emphasis on the concepts of ecohydrology and watershed management. These units will be followed by instruction in the current concepts and practices in wildlife and fisheries conservation and management and will emphasize the importance of the biotic resources of ecosystems.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
217

DVP621: Nat Resource Mgmt:Applications

This course focuses on the management of natural resources within ecosystems. It introduces students to the management of land and water resources in the context of developing countries. Technical unites explore the management and engineering of irrigation systems, water and sanitation, alternative sources for energy, integrated watershed management, and urban and rural land planning. The course also examines the human element of natural resource management as evidenced in resource-tenure systems, environmental policy, indigenous knowledge systems, participatory management practices, and collaborative management for ecosystem services. The course further introduces the student to techniques for monitoring development using remote sensing and geographic information systems, cost benefit analysis for planning, and multi-criteria decision analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
218

DVP630: Essential Mgmt Principles

This course introduces participants to the structure of development delivery services and the management skills that these delivery systems utilize. It first focuses on the organizational and operational characteristics of the principal development actors (bilateral and multilateral donors, international NGOs, local NGOs, national government agencies, foundations, etc.); then analyzes the sequential steps of the delivery process, including strategic planning, assessment, problem analysis / theory of change, project design, monitoring and evaluation, project administration, proposal development and policy analysis. This course will be administered by a combination of TANGO International Executive Officers and qualified guest lecturers with expertise in relevant fields.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
219

DVP640: Methods Development Practice

This course introduces students to the "culture of inquiry", the basic principles of applied, problem-solving research, and the logic of a mixed methods approach. It then relates research methodology to the development context as defined by the project cycle and project design principles, information systems and management, livelihood and vulnerability assessment (including health, nutrition, and environmental assessment), community and participatory planning, project monitoring and evaluation, and proposal development. In providing a comprehensive overview of the role of information in development, the course is designed to build decision skills in the choice of method and the management of information. Instruction will be provided by faculty and practitioner experts in these fields.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
220

DVP642A: Cross Cohort Workshop

The course will co-convene first and second year MDP students. It is designed to promote a collaborative learning environment for both cohorts. First year students will be expected to prepare for an intensive summer field practicum and produce a proposal for their field projects. Second year students will analyze and present the findings of their projects conducted the previous summer and help to orient the first-year cohort in proposal development and field work. This course will provide a concrete context around which analytical concepts and methodological tools can be evaluated and refined.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

DVP694A: Summer Field Practicum

A core element of the Arizona MDP program is its field practicum. The purpose of the field practicum is to create a structured opportunity for field-tested learning on a closely mentored individual basis. The practicum experience engages students in an on-going specific development practice activity that utilizes cross-disciplinary skills, provides a concrete methodological experience, and involves collaboration and field interaction with local colleagues. The field practicum will be carried out with one of University of Arizona's long-term institutional partners in one of several countries including Brazil, Ethiopia, and Guatemala, or with the international development group TANGO International
Terms offered: Summer 2020
221

DVP697: DVP Workshop

This course provides guidance on the practical application of concepts and principles theoretical learning within a small group setting. It will involve an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and development practice principles and will review best practices.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

DVP699: Independent Study

Qualified Development Practice students will work on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
222

DVP909: The MDP Culmination Project

The Field Practicum will culminate with a Master's Project. In collaboration with field-partners and faculty advisors, students will develop a report on the field research objectives, methods, and outcomes. The Master's project will be refined in the cross-cohort seminar and presented to program faculty and first year students in class as part of the seminar requirements. Additionally, it is anticipated that the Master's Report will reflect each student's chosen second-year specialization within MDP. The project will be presented formally at the annual University of Arizona MDP Forum, involving faculty and leading representatives of the international development community and the MDP network. Student papers will contribute to the MDP Discussion Paper Series, available online as a forum for collaboration among students and faculty engaged in the MDP network and the broader international development community.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
223
English
224

ENGL101: First-Year Composition

Exposition, emphasis on essays.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL101A: 1st-Year Comp with Discussion

Exposition, emphasis on essays with writing discussion.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
225

ENGL102: First-Year Composition

Critical papers on selected subjects.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL106: Engl Comp Esl Students

In this course, international students for whom English is an additional/second language develop academic literacy skills for university writing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
226

ENGL107: Engl Comp ESL Students

English 101/107 familiarizes students with the social and situated nature of writing--that is, with the ways in which writing is tied to purpose, audience/community, and topic/content. As such, there is a heavy emphasis on community, genre, and rhetorical situation. Through informal and formal writing, students will write in several genres, analyzing how purpose, audience, and context shape research, strategies for organization, and language usage, components that will be developed further in the second semester class. In addition, the course introduces practices of research inquiry in writing. Reflection on students' writing is also formally built into the entire course, culminating in a final portfolio.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
227

ENGL108: Engl Comp ESL Students

Critical papers on selected subjects for ESL students. All entering international students must take a placement examination given at the beginning of each semester and summer session. Contact the Writing Program.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL109H: Adv First-Year Compositn

Critical papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
228

ENGL150B2: Civil Rights Rhetorics

This course examines the rhetorical strategies that have been used to mobilize social movements aimed at claiming rights for marginalized groups. This course uses the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 60s as a case study in the rhetorical strategies that activists use to frame issues to advance change in varied social and media contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
229

ENGL160A2: Food Writing

This course explores the literature of food and food issues and their relationship to cultural values. Students will analyze food as personal and cultural symbol and investigate food writing to explore connections between food traditions and social justice, culture creation, and worldview. The course will consider all types of food writing and in honor of Tucson's recent designation as a City of Gastronomy there will be an emphasis on local community foods, food writing, and food culture. Through research and through personal memories, narratives, and field study, students will compose essays formulating their own arguments about culture using various rhetorical strategies common in food writing. Workshop and revision of essays will also be an important aspect of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
230

ENGL160D2: Nonhuman Subjects

This course will explore the widely different cultural meanings and symbolic functions attached since ancient times to questions of human identity, values, and boundaries that various representations of the 'Nonhuman' bring to bear on culture and civilization, and on the very definition of what it means to be human. Boundary-challenging (or boundary-confirming) imaginary entities like the monster, the alien, ghosts, and other imaginary (or are they?) beings appear often in our ongoing investigation into who and what we are and what meaning life holds for us (and vice versa). For example, "Monsters": seemingly non-human (though often partly human) prodigies that mix supposedly different levels of being in one grotesque figure that therefore seems "abnormal" -- but also strangely familiar (or, as Sigmund Freud would say, "uncanny"). The emphasis, though, will not be simply on the kinds of monsters that appear in the influential forms of expression we study. Instead, we will analyze monsters as indicators of cultural history. Specifically, we will probe how selected Western and non-Anglo uses of monsters make such figures symbolic carriers of "cultural values" (often called ideologies) at different times and places. These "values" include systems of religious belief, assumptions about the universe and the nature of human being, the differing views of competing cultural groups, distinctions of gender or race or class, notions of social order and disorder (including the locations of power), and ways in which cultural groups establish "others" or "the other" in order to seem clearly "themselves." Monsters, we will see, often become symbols in which cultural conflicts are played out at different points in history, conflicts that emerge from fundamental tensions in Western societies or between Anglo-European and other cultural groups in the Western world. This class assumes that it is vitally important for students today to understand the history of these conflicts and tensions so that we all know more about our cultural roots. It also assumes that it is vital for students to grasp how symbolic figures and works reflect historical and ideological change and to be able to articulate such relationships with strong textual evidence in well-organized analyses and arguments, orally and on paper.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
231

ENGL197A: Thinking + Writing

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL197B: Writing Studio

Supplemental writing workshop for designated sections of English 101
Terms offered: Fall 2020
232

ENGL197W: Writing Skills Tutorial

Develop skills in punctuation, basic grammar, and style.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
233

ENGL201: Intro Writ Creat Nonfict

This course is intended to give students a practical understanding of beginning techniques of nonfiction writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original nonfiction, and readings in contemporary nonfiction. The course complements existing courses in poetry (ENGL209) and fiction (ENGL210). All three courses are intended to improve undergraduate education by providing contact hours with Creative Writing faculty members early in the undergraduate's course of study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL209: Intro Writing Of Poetry

Beginning techniques of poetry writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original poetry, and readings in contemporary poetry.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
234

ENGL210: Intro Writing Of Fiction

Beginning techniques of fiction writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original fiction, and readings in contemporary fiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL215: Elmnts of Craft/Creative Write

Multi-genre craft course introducing creative writing craft terms and concepts via intensive reading in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
235

ENGL217: Grammar and Editing in Context

An English grammar and editing course in which students will learn and apply contextual strategies for editing their own writing, as well as the writing of others, for grammar, style, and format.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL220B: Literature Of The Bible

New Testament: The Gospels, the Epistles of Paul, and Revelation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
236

ENGL228: Crossing the Border

This course will integrate the study of border and migration themed literature with a service-learning component, and a final student-directed symposium that will bring the ongoing dialogue of the class to the community. The concept of the border will be addressed as both a political reality and an imaginative construct - an organizing principle for our desire to seek and transmit diverse experiences and knowledge-systems across thresholds. The guiding question for this course will be, what does it mean to be a crosser of borders? In order to answer this question in its widest sense, we will operate in an intermediate space between academic discipline and community engagement, research and creative practice. Authors will include: Gloria Anzaldúa, Junot Diaz, Karen Tei Yamashita, C.S. Giscombe, Mahmoud Darwish, and more.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
237

ENGL230: Intro:African Literature

Anglophone and Francophone literature. Focuses on major authors; Achebe, Soyinka, Head, Wa Thiong'O, Brutus, Emecheta. Employs bio-literary analysis.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL231: Shakespeare Major Plays

A close reading of six to eight plays, including a comedy, a history, a tragedy, and a tragicomedy.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
238

ENGL248B: Intro to Fairy Tales

Follows fairy tales from their beginnings in storytelling circles into the literary culture and new media.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL255: Intro To Engl Language

Basic concepts in the study of the English language: history, semantics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse. English in its social context: regional and social varieties, language acquisition, and English as an international language.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
239

ENGL260: Major British Writers

Intensive study of selected works by major British writers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL263: Tpcs Children Literature

Topics in children's literature, may include "Poetry for children," "Adapting literary classics for children," and others.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
240

ENGL264: U.S. Popular Culture

What can the study of popular cultural forms like Advertisements, Television, Toys, Video Games, YouTube videos, Films and Facebook as well as cultural practices like shopping, viewing habits, and other modes of consumption reveal about US American Values? How do representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality disseminated within these popular texts shape the way we come to see others and ourselves? These are some of the guiding questions we will be exploring in our study of US popular culture. Through an examination of both critical essays and primary texts, students in this course will learn not only how to critically read and interpret various cultural forms, but also will come to understand the ways in which popular culture structures our day to day lives.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
241

ENGL265: Major American Writers

Intensive study of selected works by major American writers.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL280: Intro To Literature

Close reading of literary texts, critical analysis, and articulation of intellectually challenging ideas in clear prose.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
242

ENGL294: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL300: Literature and Film

Comparative study of literature and cinema as aesthetic media.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
243

ENGL301: Intermed Nonfiction Writ

Practice in writing nonfiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL303: Black Womanist Writers

This course examines the lives and writings of Black women from selected ethnicities such as Caribbean, Canadian, Latin American and African American who, despite geography, form bridges to meet and develop a dialogue which enlightens us.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
244

ENGL304: Inter Fiction Writing

Practice in writing short fiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL306: Advanced Composition

Study of genre and rhetorical situation; advanced practice in expository writing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
245

ENGL307: Business Writing

Practice in writing business letters, reports and proposals.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL308: Technical Writing

Analysis and presentation of scientific and technical information.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
246

ENGL309: Poetry Writing

Practice in writing poetry.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL310: Studies in Genres

The origin and evolution of genres in literature, rhetoric, and nonfiction prose, among others.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
247

ENGL312: Latina/O Popular Culture

This course examines how Latinas/os have been a major force in the production of popular culture. In particular we will critically examine discourses of "Latinidad" (a seamless construction of Latinos as a monolithic group) in the corporate production of identities. Latinidad also provides the contradictory grounds where consumer culture meets Latina/o performance. Some artists choose to reappropriate commercial spaces as sites of empowerment, while others are complicit in perpetuating stereotypical representations of Latinas/os. We will explore the construction of Latina/o identities as they influence and produce particular racial, sexual and gendered identities. Furthermore, the course focuses on the real-world implications for these performances as they commodify Latina/o culture. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to Latina/o/Chicana/o musical production, movies, television, advertising, magazines, literary texts, performance art, murals, installation art, music videos, and animation within a historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
248

ENGL313: Intro Prof+Techn Writing

An introduction to key concepts and practices of professional and technical writing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL314: Prison Writing

The Prison Writing Course encourages reflection and response to "narratives" about prison and inmates and examines larger societal issues surrounding this topic. The lectures and main assignments will encourage students to look at received perspectives of prison and prison issues (past), allow for response to issues raised in the readings and within class discussions (present), and then give students the opportunity to propose a community project that addresses some issue raised or encountered throughout the course (future).
Terms offered: Spring 2020
249

ENGL322: Struct+Meaning Of Words

An in-depth introduction to the sounds, structures, meanings and history of English words. At the end of the course, you will know more about the answers to questions like this: Why are English alphabet letters pronounced they way they are? How do we use our mouths to make the sounds of English? What makes certain poems sound rhythmic and metrical? What are the rules that govern the construction of English words from suffixes and prefixes? How do children begin to identify and acquire words from the speech they hear? How did English come to be the language spoken in England? Why is English full of borrowed words? Why is English spelling so inconsistent?
Terms offered: Fall 2020
250

ENGL325: Contemp. Lit and Digital Media

How have literary expression and our understandings of the self changed alongside the media technologies of the twenty-first century? This course examines the place of fiction among social media, big data, fan fiction, video games, and the many other forms of entertainment that compete with it today. To do so, we'll learn about the history of media forms, and some of the methods of media studies, which consider how media forms shape the stories they convey. We will read novels, a play, poetry, and experimental forms that ask what technology might be changing about the human condition, including concerns about privacy, identity, politics, memory, and more. Along the way, we will encounter some of the history of experimental literature and we'll consider what forms the future of literary expression will take.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
251

ENGL340: Topics In Prof+Tech Wrtg

An advanced topics course on professional and technical writing
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL342: Writers, Women+The Gods

In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
252

ENGL344: Native Americans In Film

Survey of images of American Indians in cinema, particularly commercial films. Examines differences between the "western" and the "Indian" film and how imagery affects attitudes and policy-making.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
253

ENGL347: English with an Accent

This class explores voice and accent in English literature and cultural production, including podcasts, audiobooks, film, and television. Topics include race and voice (e.g. brown voice); the cybernetic voices of virtual assistants like Siri; the call center; and forensic listening. Everyone has an accent, but some are heard as "neutral" and others as markers of difference. This has serious implications: accent discrimination costs jobs, housing applications, and asylum claims. Do literary texts have accents, like people do? Students will gain understanding of the politics of accent and voice, while learning to use their accented voices to produce close, critical readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
254

ENGL348: Israeli Fiction+Poetry

The course provides an introduction to major trends in Israeli fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. It also provides a historical background on ideological context and cultural identity formation by learning about Israeli literary accomplishments beginning in the 1880's and ending in the 1990's.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
255

ENGL360: 21st Century British Lit

This course aims to provide students with an overview of contemporary work produced in Britain and/or by British authors across a variety of genres (including, but not limited to, drama, fiction, and poetry). The course will contextualize this work within longer traditions of English-language literature and cultural institutions, and in terms of a variety of topics and concerns confronting contemporary British culture, society, and politics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL362: Rhetorical Theory/Inquiry/Prac

This course examines historical trends in rhetoric, both as a field of study and as a practical art. The course connects theories of rhetoric to the historical development of literacy, print and electronic media, forms of public discourse, and literature.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
256

ENGL373A: Brit+Am Lit:Beowulf-1600

A survey of British and American literature to 1660, with emphasis on major writers in their literary and historical contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL373B: Brit+Am Lit:Rest-19th C

A survey of British and American literature from 1660 to the Victorian period, with emphasis on major writers in their literary and historical contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
257

ENGL377: Digital Africana Studies

Digital Africana Studies aims to bridge the best of Africana Studies (key concepts, theories, methods of inquiry, and pedagogies) with the democratic potential of Digital Humanities. Digital Africana Studies examines and re-imagines possibilities for the practices and structural logics of Digital Humanities and digital media broadly by questioning the often taken-for-granted assumptions of Digital Humanities spaces, discourses and cultural productions. To the degree that Africana Studies has long advocated for the inclusion of African American contributions and the documenting of historical racial struggles for diversity and social justice, Digital Africana Studies encourages critical yet productive engagements through literature, art, history and popular culture.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
258

ENGL380: Literary Analysis

Introduction to the various modes, techniques, and terminology of practical criticism.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL389: Introduction to Publishing

This course will consist of both hands-on and academic experience and training in journal publishing; specific sections will be tied to one particular English Department journal.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
259

ENGL393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL394: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
260

ENGL396A: Junior Proseminar

This junior-level proseminar introduces students to methods and materials of literary research. Content of individual seminars will vary, based upon instructor.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
261

ENGL399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL401: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

Writing-Emphasis Course for creative writing majors.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
262

ENGL404: Advanced Fiction Writing

This is a Writing Emphasis Course for the Creative Writing Major. Discussion of student stories in a workshop setting.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL405: History English Language

The evolution of English sounds, inflections, and vocabulary from earliest times to the present, with attention to historical conditions.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
263

ENGL406: Modern English Grammar

Introduction to the nature of grammar and approaches to the description of English grammar, emphasizing Chomsky's transformational-generative model. Focus is on grammatical structure, but scope includes phonology and social/historical factors which influence the form and use of English in various contexts. Includes practice in phonemic transcription and sentence diagramming.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL409: Advanced Poetry Writing

This is a Writing Emphasis Course for the Creative Writing Major. Discussion of student poems in a workshop setting.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
264

ENGL410: Teaching Of Composition

Theory and practice of teaching writing in secondary schools and colleges.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL414: Adv Scientific Writing

Preparation of professional literature for publication.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
265

ENGL416: Adv Literary Analysis

What literature is and does, as exposed in theories of writing and in literary works.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL423: Tpc Caribbean Clt,Lit+Id

The aim of the course is to investigate African Caribbean writings in English on issues from slavery through the 20th century. the key focus will be on issues from what is now considered the post colonial islands and countries. It will also take into account, the growing body of literature by Caribbean women writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
266

ENGL430: User Experience Research

This course offers students an opportunity to learn and practice methods and skills in engaging user communities at every step of their writing and design processes and reporting effectively on their research. By partnering with the campus-wide, interdisciplinary User Experience Initiative (UXI), located in the LifeLab in the Student Union, the course provides a user-centered, collaborative space for students to gain research skills, work on projects connected to their interests, and develop communicative, cultural, and technological resources in and beyond the classroom.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL431A: Shakespeare

Twelve comedies, histories and tragedies from the period 1590-1600 (including Hamlet).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
267

ENGL431B: Shakespeare

Ten comedies, tragedies and tragicomedies from the period 1601-1613.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL443: Mex-Am Lit In English

Study of the literature, in English or English translation, by Mexican-American authors, or important to the development of Mexican-American literature.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
268

ENGL452A: Mixed Media Stories: Text/Film

In Mixed Media Stories, we will study novels and short stories that have been transformed into feature films. The selected stories and films are diverse in terms of genre, place of origin, and intended audience. Stories include works by Indigenous writers from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as several mainstream classic stories about Native people and issues. For each text and film pairing, we will begin by reading the text, then watch the film version for an opportunity to examine how the stories are changed/adapted to fit the audience and medium. We will explore changes in point of view, presentation of Native themes and issues, character development, stereotypes, etc.¿and the implications of these changes. Through class discussions, assignments, and papers, students will have opportunities to develop their analytical, writing, and professional skills which may be applied to other areas of literary, film, and American Indian studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
269

ENGL454B: Rev 20th Cent Ireland

Focuses on aesthetic, feminist, social, and political revolution in 20th century Irish literature; complexities of Irish nationalism examined through history, art, and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL455: Tchng Engl As Sec Lang

A general overview of the profession covering prominent theories, methodologies, and procedures influencing the field.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
270

ENGL461A: French Linguistics

This course will introduce the study of French from a linguistic point of view. The area to be covered will be chosen from: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialect and social variation, pragmatics, discourse analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL467: Tops French Linguistics

Examines in detail current topics in the linguistic analysis of French. May be repeated when topics vary. Taught in French with readings in French and English.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
271

ENGL478: African American Lit

The study of novels, drama and poetry by leading Black writers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL488B: Am Poetry:20th Century

The Twentieth Century: Frost, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Williams, and others.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
272

ENGL489A: Contemporary Am Lit

Contemporary American poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL490: Career Development for English

Senior-level workshop in translating, adapting and applying English major skills to multiple career paths. Students will research graduate and pre-professional programs as well as entry-level positions in fields they choose. Students will finish with an informed and workshopped set of application materials for an entry-level career position or a graduate program.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
273

ENGL493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL493H: Honors Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
274

ENGL493L: Legislative Internship

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL494P: Portfolios Prof./Tech. Writing

Students will explore the theories and practices of professional and academic portfolios while simultaneously designing and developing an adaptive identity and a professional persona for post-graduate settings. Students will synthesize work from past and present courses and experiences. They will make complex composition decisions about content, design, structure, and media of their portfolios in connection with identifiable elements of a given rhetorical situation. Students will discuss and apply legal and ethical issues related to portfolio development and publication of 21st century digital identities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
275

ENGL496A: Auth,Period,Genres+Theme

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL496P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
276

ENGL498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
277

ENGL499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
278

ENGL501: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

For M.F.A. candidates working toward book-length writing project in nonfiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL505: History English Language

The evolution of English sounds, inflections, and vocabulary from earliest times to the present, with attention to historical conditions. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
279

ENGL506: Modern English Grammar

Introduction to the nature of grammar and approaches to the description of English grammar, emphasizing Chomsky's transformational-generative model. Focus is on grammatical structure, but scope includes phonology and social/historical factors which influence the form and use of English in various contexts. Includes practice in phonemic transcription and sentence diagramming. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth outside paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL510: Teaching Of Composition

Theory and practice of teaching writing in secondary schools and colleges. Graduate-level requirements include a special topics paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
280

ENGL514: Adv Scientific Writing

Preparation of professional literature for publication. Graduate-level requirements include longer and more detailed papers.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ENGL515: Hist Of Criticism+Theory

A systematic introduction to the history of criticism and/or modern and contemporary critical theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
281

ENGL552A: Mixed Media Stories: Text/Film

In Mixed Media Stories, we will study novels and short stories that have been transformed into feature films. The selected stories and films are diverse in terms of genre, place of origin, and intended audience. Stories include works by Indigenous writers from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as several mainstream classic stories about Native people and issues. For each text and film pairing, we will begin by reading the text, then watch the film version for an opportunity to examine how the stories are changed/adapted to fit the audience and medium. We will explore changes in point of view, presentation of Native themes and issues, character development, stereotypes, etc.¿and the implications of these changes. Through class discussions, assignments, and papers, students will have opportunities to develop their analytical, writing, and professional skills which may be applied to other areas of literary, film, and American Indian studies. Graduate-level requirements include writing two professional-quality film reviews.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
282

ENGL555: Intro to TESL

The course will provide a general overview of the TESL profession covering prominent theories, methodologies, and issues in the field. Coursework will cover the major methods, including Grammar-Translation, the Direct Method, Audiolingualism, and Communicative Language Teaching. In addition, issues of learner variables, motivation, and contexts of teaching and learning will also be addressed. Students will participate in mock lessons, tutoring sessions, and observations. Graduate level requirements include a 12-15 page research paper with bibliography of at least eight sources.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL557B: Contemp British Lit

Contemporary British literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
283

ENGL561A: French Linguistics

This course will introduce the study of French from a linguistic point of view. The area to be covered will be chosen from: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialect and social variation, pragmatics, discourse analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL566: Stds In 20th Cent Am Lit

Reading course in twentieth century American literatures.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
284

ENGL567: Tops French Linguistics

Examines in detail current topics in the linguistic analysis of French. May be repeated when topics vary. Taught in French with readings in French and English. Graduate-level requirements include higher level of oral and written work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
285

ENGL580: Second Language Writing

This course provides an introduction to the teaching of second, foreign, or additional language (L2) writing in diverse contexts. Through readings, discussions, and activities, you will develop your understanding of the theory, research, and practice of L2 writing. We will explore a range of issues, including L2 writing development, culture and identity, pedagogical approaches, course design, feedback on student writing, and writing assessment. While we will work to develop familiarity with L2 writing research and theory and its inter-relations with L1 composition, the course will be grounded in practical and hands-on work with the goal of building your pedagogical knowledge as well as tools and strategies for working with second language writers across settings.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
286

ENGL588: Euro Lit-Pol Cabaret

The development of European literary-political cabaret from its origins in France to its most recent developments in Western and Eastern Europe.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL589: Internet Techns:L2 Education

This course explores the theory, practice, and pedagogical application of the latest Internet and communication technologies in second/foreign language education, situated in view of the latest CALL (computer-assisted language learning), CMC (computer-mediated communication), SLA (second language acquisition and development), and applied/educational linguistics research. These technologies include, but are not limited to, synchronous and asynchronous chat, blogs, wikis and collaborative documents, audio (podcasting), video, virtual world/digital gaming, mobile/handheld computing, and social networking tools and sites.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
287

ENGL591: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
288

ENGL594: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL595A: Professional Studies

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
289

ENGL596B: Col+Post-Col Lit+Theory

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL596F: American Literature

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
290

ENGL596G: Comparative Literature

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL596H: Modern Literature

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
291

ENGL596K: Meth+Mat Literary Rsrch

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL596L: Theories of Criticism

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
292

ENGL596O: Top in Sec Lang Teaching

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL596P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required. Graduate-level requirements include a 15-page paper plus additional background reading on each life story discussed in class.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
293

ENGL596Y: Tpc Sec Lang Acqsn+Tchng

This seminar is designed to give a weekly topical treatment to a number of pertinent issues in teaching academic writing to linguistically and culturally diverse learners. Through a comprehensive overview of the research base in academic writing in ESL, this course will explore pedagogical implications of L2 writing theories and research findings by engaging students in a number of projects and tasks. Topics vary with instructor. Please check with the SLAT Faculty Advisor.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL597A: South AZ Writing Project

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
294

ENGL597R: Rsrch Mthd Rhetoric+Comp

This course surveys quantitative and qualitative methods in composition and rhetoric in order to introduce students to different communities of inquiry and basic questions about the nature of research.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
295

ENGL604: Writing Project Fiction

For M.F.A candidates working toward book-length writing project in fiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL609: Writing Project Poetry

For M.F.A candidates working toward book-length writing project in poetry.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
296

ENGL613: Meth Tch Engl:Spkr Other

Foundations, theory, and methodology in English as a second language.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ENGL615: Second Lang Acqsn Thry

Survey of major perspectives on second language acquisition processes, including interlanguage theory, the Monitor Model, acculturation/pidginization theory, cognitive/connectionist theory, and linguistic universals. Analysis of research from the different perspectives includes consideration of grammatical, pragmatic, and sociolinguistic dimensions of language learning.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
297

ENGL620: Cult Dim:Sec Lang Acqsn

Relationships between language and culture.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL693A: Applied Esl

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
298

ENGL696E: Studies in Rhetoric+Comp

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL909: Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
299

ENGL910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ENGL920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
300
eSociety
301

ESOC150B1: Social Media and Ourselves

This course is designed as a gateway to understanding how social media sites influence and are impacted by our selves, as well as the role of social media in our relationships. This course with its focus on social media sites in particular, will examine the various implications and functions of social media in contemporary times. The study of new media takes place across disciplinary divides and from multiple theoretical perspectives. This course will thus explore social media research from across academic traditions. With a focus on both theory and practical applications, this course gives learners opportunities to think intellectually about how mobile technologies and being online impacts daily living, personal health, individual success, and interpersonal relationships.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
302

ESOC210: Hacking & Open Source Culture

This course examines the popular image of hackers and hacking by considering the larger cultural context of information sharing in the digital age. This course introduces students to theories and practices of information sharing including the public domain, information as a common public good, hacking, copy left, open source software, open access publishing, and the creative commons.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
303

ESOC211: Collaborating: Online Commun

With the increasing reliance on new media for collaborative work, social connection, education, and health-related support, this course will analyze human collaboration and community processes online. By considering how people create a sense of community, maintain group connections, and cooperate with others to bring about a particular outcome, this class will focus on what humans do, how they present themselves, and how they do the work of collaboration in online contexts. In addition to focusing on how humans work together in online in communities, this course will examine the many theories and interdisciplinary bodies of literature that pertain to `community¿ generally, and `online communities¿ specifically. With a focus on both theory and practical applications, this course gives learners opportunities to think intellectually about technology-based collaborations and to apply course-based knowledge in their mediated social lives. This course is not a technical experience, rather it focuses on the theories pertaining to and the processes in play when humans engage in group collaborations (e.g., gaming, teaching, learning, working, or gaining health-related support) via mobile technologies and online sites.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
304

ESOC212: Social Media Strategies

This course offers a broad survey of contemporary thinking about social media and examines mediated practices across sectors such as health care, education, government, museums, tourism, and business. Students will be exposed to a range of applicable theories, will be introduced to contemporary notions of information behavior (i.e., seeking, using, and negotiating information), will consider the historical evolution of new media environments, and will become familiar with information and social media literatures. In focusing on how people share social and practical information online, this course will examine how people aim to bring about particular outcomes via social media.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ESOC213: The Past and New Media

This course explores the emergence of contemporary visual culture and technological changes over time as well as how these shifts have and continue to impact human events, societal eras, and the `telling' of human stories. Specifically, this course offers an introduction into thinking critically about past events and related interpretations, handling archival materials, and visualizing human activity over time with new media technologies. Students will consider the function of digital narratives in processing, creating, and representing understandings of historical, personal, or location-based events and experiences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
305

ESOC214: Intro to Data Science

As data continue to grow in volume and penetrate everything we do in contemporary work across many professions, employers are seeking data scientists to extract meanings and patterns from large quantities of data. This user-friendly course will provide an introduction to a variety of skills required for data analytics in organizations, education, health contexts, and the sciences. Specifically, this course examines information management in the context of massive sets of data, provides students proficiency with a variety of data analysis tools, and exposes learners to varied data platforms as well as skills and concepts related to data mining and statistical analysis. Particular attention will be given to toolkits imbedded in R and other platforms.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
306

ESOC300: Digital Storytelling & Culture

This course will lay a foundation for understanding how stories shape communities, identities, memories, and perspectives on our lives. In addition, this course will provide opportunities for the theoretical analysis of self representation, composite narratives on behalf of others, cultural heritage, and memories as they are preserved and performed within stories and through narrative. Influences on digital digital storytelling such as the sociocultural context, the institutional contexts of production the audience, and the needs or goals of the digital storyteller will be examined. Students will be required to call on their own intellectual, emotional, and imaginative processes, as well as to develop their own skills in digital storytelling, interviewing, oral history collection, and the use of relevant digital storytelling tools.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
307

ESOC301: Qualitative Internet Research

This course will lay a foundation for understanding how to design and conduct qualitative research in the digital age. This course will focus on such practices as digital ethnography, online discourse or text analysis, web-based survey research, virtual interviewing, and data collection via mobile technologies. Broad paradigmatic assumptions underpinning interpretive inquiry will also be examined.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

ESOC302: Quantitative Methods

This course will explore broad research paradigms and theoretical approaches that inform contemporary social research, varying study designs, as well as the systematic methods utilized in differing types of data analyses. Though this course will introduce research processes across the academic spectrum, quantitative analysis of both small and large data sets will be emphasized. Therefore, students will learn about basic statistical analyses and will be introduced to the emerging worlds of data science and social media analytics. Students will also consider related topics such as data visualization or research presentations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
308

ESOC313: Digital Discourse and Identity

The focus of this course is on how social information is produced though language and identity work online, focusing on patterns of talk and interactional rules and practices across contexts (e.g., text-messaging, online communities, personal identity work, and transnational blogs). As part of this focused study of talk, this course will explore how online language use can create, maintain, reproduce, or disrupt roles and related norms (e.g., those of a friend, student, expert, or political agent), as well as identities and social categories (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, disability, or nationality). This course will also focus on the broader discourses on a 'global' level, examining human collaboration online for practices tied to elitism, the movement of social capital, racism, power, and the cultural production of inequalities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
309

ESOC314: Theories of New Media

This course will lay a foundation for theoretical analyses of how people socially create and negotiate information in the digital age. In addition, this course investigates a variety of approaches ranging from critical/cultural studies to positivist/behavioral research, considering the differing ways to think about social life and information in contemporary times. Broader paradigmatic assumptions (e.g., feminist theory, systems research) as well as specific theoretical topics (e.g., interactivity, mobility, telecommunity) will be examined. In addition, this class will survey the theoretical underpinnings of new media research across a variety of topic areas to include gaming, digital labor, communities, and global culture online.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
310

ESOC315: Publishing:Papyrus to E-Books

In the early 21st Century, we see publishing in the throes of dramatic changes, from print to electronic most obviously but also in who authors books, the economics of publishing, and how books get to readers. These changes remind us that the dynamics of the movement of the written word to its audience are an integral part of the society in which books are written, produced, and circulate. This 3-credit course takes an historical perspective on publishing, which we will define as the processes by which books come into being in multiple copies and are distributed to reach their audiences. We will start with ancient societies all over the world, and we will investigate the circumstances across societies in which books distinguish themselves from administrative records and begin to serve the needs of the literate elite. We will examine the way the physical form of the book and the technologies for producing it arise from the circumstances of each society, and in turn, how that physical format conditions the character of books and their use. We will trace the rise of publishing practices and identify the factors necessary for the reproduction and distribution of books to form an actual trade in books in varying societies. As we work our way from the ancient world to the early modern world, we will compare publishing practices in different societies and explore commonalities and differences in the relationships that develop between the creation, reproduction and distribution of books. Of particular focus will be our comparison of the rise of publishing and book trades in Europe, Asia, and the Arab world before 1450. After the introduction of printing with metal moveable type in Europe, associated with Gutenberg in approximately 1450, we will have an opportunity to observe the changes that this new technology makes in publishing and the book trade, by comparing the mature manuscript book trade of the late middle ages to that of the hand-press book publishing of early modern Europe. In the run up to the mid-term we will see the effect of monetary capital on the book trades and the shaping of the function of the publisher (although not yet called that). We will also examine related publishing matters such as art and decorative print production as well as the emergence and social role of pamphlets.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
311

ESOC316: Digital Commerce

This course will look at how commerce in information content (websites, books, databases, music, movies, software, etc.) functions. We will discuss things like switching costs, net neutrality, the long tail, differential pricing, and complementary goods. We will address the following sorts of questions: - Why do so many information producers give away content (such as "apps" for mobile phones) for free? How do companies (such as Google and Facebook) stay in business when no one has to pay to use their services? - What are contemporary practices with regard to purchasing access to information content? For instance, why do we tend to buy books, but only rent movies? Also, how do new modes of content provision (such as Pandora and Spotify) change the way that creators get paid for their work? - Why are there restrictions on how information content can be used? For instance, why can you play the DVD that you bought on your trip to Europe on the DVD player that you bought at home in the United States? But why should anybody other than an economist care about the answers to these sorts of questions? The world now runs on the production, dissemination, and consumption of information. All of us constantly access all sorts of information, through all sorts of devices, from all sorts of providers. We read and interact with websites, we query databases, and we communicate with each other via social media. These sorts of activities permeate both our personal and professional lives. In order to successfully navigate this digital world, information consumers, information producers, and information policy makers need to understand what sorts of information goods are likely to be available and how much they are likely to cost. We cannot learn enough about digital commerce simply by studying the various information technologies that are now available to create and disseminate information content. What matters most is how people choose to spend their time using these technologies, and what sorts of content can provide earning potential for its creators. What also matters are the unique properties of information content that make it very different from other sorts of goods. For instance, while only one person at a time can drive a particular car or eat a particular hamburger, millions of people can simultaneously read the same book, listen to the same song, and use the same software. These are issues that are part and parcel to living, working, purchasing, and being entertained in an eSociety; these are the issues addressed in this course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
312

ESOC317: Digital Crime & Social Media

This course provides a powerful introduction to some of the criminal activities taking place in relation to digital information, big data, and social media. Related to the exploration of criminal activity in an eSociety, this course focuses on some of the most common legal issues faced today, with regard to our own personal data (e.g., our health histories, our genetic make up, our cloud-based photos and messages, our past) and in relation to organizational or political data on social media and in society. In this course, students as future technologists, will be exposed to the 'dark side' of this current 'information society' (e.g., deception, cybercrime) as well topics such as big data privacy, digital disruptions, consumer data and related sales, gaming protections, youth safety online, big science data sharing issues and related trust, digital security, as well as how certain groups -- law firms, advocacy groups, marketing professionals, and political or lobbying groups -- are mining data for particular use. Students will be required to consider recent court cases and contentions around the use, management, and protection of data in society as well as the risk humans face in this digital information and mediated age.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
313

ESOC318: Disruptive Technologies

This course introduces key concepts and skills needed for those working with information and communication technologies (ICT). Students will be exposed to hardware and software technologies, and they will explore a wide variety of topics including processing and memory systems, diagnostics and repair strategies, operating systems in both desktop and mobile devices. As part of this course, students will consider current technological disruptions, those issues emerging as technologies and social needs collide. Students we also learn about design issues and user needs tied to mobile or computer applications and web-based tools, sites, games, data platforms, or learning environments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ESOC319: Instructional Technologies

This course is a broad survey of the processes, theories, and practices around instructional technologies that can be applied to various learning situations. Students will study and apply research and theory on technology adoption, analysis, and support, along with instructional design, learning theories, and training needs analysis. The course will also guide students through the design of effective tech-supported training, technology selection dependent upon learning situations, evaluation of chosen learning technologies, and considerations in instructional technology piloting, adoption, and support. By the end of this course, students will make educated decisions about technology implementation across diverse learning environments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
314

ESOC325: Contemp. Lit and Digital Media

How have literary expression and our understandings of the self changed alongside the media technologies of the twenty-first century? This course examines the place of fiction among social media, big data, fan fiction, video games, and the many other forms of entertainment that compete with it today. To do so, we'll learn about the history of media forms, and some of the methods of media studies, which consider how media forms shape the stories they convey. We will read novels, a play, poetry, and experimental forms that ask what technology might be changing about the human condition, including concerns about privacy, identity, politics, memory, and more. Along the way, we will encounter some of the history of experimental literature and we'll consider what forms the future of literary expression will take.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
315

ESOC330: Digital Dilemmas

This course focuses on the ethical issues that arise in the context of new and emerging information technologies-- e.g., threats to privacy of ubiquitous technological surveillance, limitations on access created by digital rights management. The course will use the framework of ethical theory to analyze these issues and to propose policy solutions. The goal of the course is to give students the necessary theoretical foundation to be involved in the evaluation and construction of information policies at the local, national, and international level. The course will focus on three core areas where digital dilemmas arise--information access, information privacy, and intellectual property. In order to achieve depth as well as breadth, the course will put one of these issues at the center and discuss the others in relation to it. So, for instance, the course may focus on Intellectual Property looking at the threats and benefits of IP to privacy and access. This syllabus provides an overview of the range of topics that may be discussed.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
316

ESOC340: Info MM Design & Moving Image

We are living in a time when nearly everyone has the means to make movies, music and photos using just their own personal tools like smartphones, iPads, and similar mobile gadgets. This course will develop and refine skills and understanding of multimedia in contemporary culture. Offering a survey of innovative works in film and information arts, this course will allow students a hands-on opportunity to respond to concepts covered in class using self-produced media. This course will address how information functions in time-based forms of multimedia and video in this era of interactive information and displays. Drawing on historical precedents in the media and computational arts, this course focuses on both linear and non-linear approaches of using image, sound and text to create critical and creative works that function in a the context of social media and our contemporary digital society. How and why do certain images, music or films affect us so profoundly? We will address this question through a study of the components of media literacy that include: Production, Language, Representation, and Audience. These concepts will be examined through a cross-section of writers including: Marshall McLuhan, John Berger and Susan Sontag.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
317

ESOC477: Information Security

Security is about protecting assets, such as money and physical possessions. For instance, we use walls, locks, burglar alarms, and even armed guards to keep other people from stealing and/or destroying our stuff. These days, information is typically one of our most important assets. Thus, we have to worry about the possibility of other people stealing and/or destroying it. For instance, criminals threaten our data with scareware or ransomware in order to extort money from us. Also, they use phishing scams and spyware in order to steal our personal information (including passwords), which they can then use to access our computer systems and even steal our identities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
318

ESOC478: Science Information

In today's digital society, people have access to a wide variety of information sources and scientific data. In this course, students will learn about the role of science and scientific data in society, and they will consider means for making science information findable and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. This course will provide students an interdisciplinary experience for considering science data and how that information gets shared across contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
319

ESOC480: Digital Engagement

This course is designed to be a culminating experience for the eSociety degree program, a course that engages students in practical activity as well as prepares learners for contemporary work. eSociety major and minor students as well as other undergraduates preparing for work relating to digital information or related fields can enroll in and will benefit from this course. Students will be given opportunities to discuss, review and reflect on their learning in their undergraduate work relative to an eSociety and will be provided the mechanisms through which their coursework can be applied to `real-world' contexts (e.g., internships, interviews with leaders in their area of study, professional shadowing experiences, service learning projects, or community-based event planning). Ultimately, this course provides students the opportunity to learn about what it means to be prepared in an eSociety as well as reflect on their own skill sets and the professional preparation needed for career satisfaction and success.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
320

ESOC488: Special Topics

Special topics courses are offered to allow students to explore specialized topics not covered in the program curriculum. Multiple topics might be offered in any given year, and specialized topic descriptions will be advertised by the School for students interested in enrolling in the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
321
Environmental Studies
322

EVS260: Envir Stds: Ideas/Institutions

This class analyses the key ideas, individuals, and institutions that have shaped environmental studies and policies in the US and globally. The course provides an introduction to environmental writings that have shaped attitudes to the environment, an overview of the most important US and international institutions that have been established to manage the environment, and the exploration of critical and iconic environmental cases and problems. The course is intended to provide the social science foundations and basic environmental literacy for the degree in environmental studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

EVS302: Intro to Sustainable Dev

Introduction to Sustainable Development is a foundational course in understanding the policies and strategies that constitute "smart" regional development in US metropolitan areas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
323

EVS304: Water,Environmnt+Society

The course explores human and natural systems and their dependence on freshwater at multiple scales. Topics of interest include global change, ecosystem services, groundwater, urbanization, land use, watershed and river basin management, stakeholder processes, and water policy.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

EVS368: The Green Economy

The Green Economy. What is it and how does it function? What does it mean for our future? What are the implications for cities, community, and globalization? What kind of policies lay the foundation for green economic development, and what challenges and opportunities lie within? And what does 'green' mean anyway? This course is a challenging exploration into the day-to-day practices and policies of the green economy, particularly in the United States and the Southwest. The class will be devoted to understanding how the green economy functions and why, through readings, lectures, visiting speakers, and field studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
324

EVS374: Geog, Social Justice & Env

Introduction to theories of social justice with application to social, cultural, and economic geography. What are the prevailing theories of social justice and how can we draw on them to assess movements and goals for social change? How do different geographical contexts inform our assessment of social justice concepts? Course will address theory, moral questions, and specific case studies equally.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

EVS393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
325

EVS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

EVS404: The Politics Of Nature

Surveys political problems in environment/society relations by exploring the history of geographic theory surrounding environmental politics, surveying the local and global actors in conflicts, and addressing questions of biodiversity loss, forest conservation, and urban hazards.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
326

EVS498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior Standing required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
327
Food Studies
328

FOOD101: Intro to Critical Food Studies

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to a broad range of topics in food studies using a critical social science approach. It focuses on the whole agri-food system from farm to fork to landfill to explore questions related to sustainability and equity. Using different academic lenses, students evaluate the challenges of achieving food security, social justice, and sustainability within a globalized, capitalist system.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
329

FOOD102: Introduction to Food Systems

Introduction to Food Systems addresses historical perspectives as well as the current significance of agriculture and the food supply chain in the United States and beyond. Through an exploration of livestock and food crop production, human labor in agriculture, food processing and technology, human nutrition, and the connection between food and the environment, the student will gain insight into how food moves from the producer to the processor, the distributor and finally to consumer. The course work encourages students to reflect and consider their personal food choices and perspectives about food. Throughout this course students will apply scientific thinking and ethical principles as they consider the role food systems play in everyday life and health, both personally and environmentally.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
330

FOOD199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

FOOD299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
331

FOOD300: Food Justice, Ethics &Activism

The many social and environmental problems related to how we produce, distribute, and consume food force us to grapple with wide-ranging questions about the proper relationships between humans and food. Students in this course will explore cultural, environmental, and ethical disputes around food, including local and global food (in)security, the role of food in cultural preservation and revitalization, and approaches to sustainable food production. Students will evaluate ethical questions related to hunger, food labor, food technologies, and food markets. Students will also learn about the organizing strategies, ethical positions, and challenges of different efforts to achieve food justice both locally and internationally.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
332

FOOD302: Critical Food Practices

Our current food system significantly impacts our environmental and physical health. This course examines overarching concepts related to global, national, and regional food security, the consequences and challenges we face today, and tools to help us better navigate and respond to change to build a healthier and more equitable tomorrow. Students will unpack the complexity of our food system. In this process they will confront topics including values, language, systems of distribution, myths, assumptions, food assistance, and food movements. Students will explore best practices for working in community, improve their written communication, and develop more confidence and ease in oral communication and presentations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
333

FOOD360: Food Fights

This course explores contemporary debates about the future of food. Students will learn about food systems and apply different lines of inquiry to understand the social and environmental impacts of various food practices and technologies. Questions we will consider include: Should we eat meat? How will robots, drone bees, and other technologies transform our food system? What does the future of farming and farm labor look like? What are the environmental and social implications of new food products such as lab-grown meats? Will genetically modified organisms (GMOs) help us to feed a global population of 10 billion people? Students will learn from diverse voices and multiple disciplinary perspectives to examine and debate these questions in both written and oral formats.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
334

FOOD393: Internship

Through specialized work in professional settings, students are exposed to the day-to-day experiences that cannot be gained from the traditional classroom setting. Students gain individual training and service in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Internships can be paid or unpaid positions that relate to topics covered in Food Studies and/or Food Systems and Nutrition majors. Activities may include research, hands-on support, social media initiatives, organizing information, and overall collaboration with a broad variety of food-related institutions and initiatives. The specific scope and nature of the work will vary depending on the agreement established between the student, the supervising faculty member, and a representative from the out-of-class or organizational context.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
335

FOOD399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
336

FOOD405: Sabores de Mexico

Mexico has one of the world's most accomplished food heritages. Many people in the U.S. are unaware that in ancient times the country's native peoples domesticated many important food crops that are of great importance today: corn, tomato, avocado, squash, pinto beans, and cacao (chocolate), to name a few. As in other countries, Mexican food is not an incidental component of life, but an essential part of how Mexico is structured; what people eat represents a confluence of power, culture, technology, and taste. In this course, we take a critical look at Mexican food production, processing, and consumption through a political ecology approach that includes an examination of important historical developments that provide context to more contemporary processes. These include Mexico's Green Revolution; the impact of globalization and new conceptualizations of food; the North American Free Trade Agreement; and migration in and out of Mexico. This course includes a 10-day optional field trip to Oaxaca, Mexico during the spring break for 1 extra credit. In combination with field activities, the course will also include a section on qualitative methods for the study of food.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
337

FOOD435D: Food Journalism

Our relationship with food--and the way we discuss it--is complicated and deeply personal. We filter everything from restaurant reviews to nutritional news through the lens of our past and present circumstances, bringing class, history, economics, culture, race, and even DNA to the table. In this course, we'll parse out these perspectives, the array of assumptions we make when we sit down (or stand up) to eat.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

FOOD498: Senior Capstone

This course is the culminating experience for majors in the BA in Food Studies and the BS in Nutrition and Food Systems. It involves a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the majors, including comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing is required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
338

FOOD499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
339

FOOD505: Sabores de Mexico

Mexico has one of the world's most accomplished food heritages. Many people in the U.S. are unaware that in ancient times the country's native peoples domesticated many important food crops that are of great importance today: corn, tomato, avocado, squash, pinto beans, and cacao (chocolate), to name a few. As in other countries, Mexican food is not an incidental component of life, but an essential part of how Mexico is structured; what people eat represents a confluence of power, culture, technology, and taste. In this course, we take a critical look at Mexican food production, processing, and consumption through a political ecology approach that includes an examination of important historical developments that provide context to more contemporary processes. These include Mexico's Green Revolution; the impact of globalization and new conceptualizations of food; the North American Free Trade Agreement; and migration in and out of Mexico. This course includes a 10-day optional field trip to Oaxaca, Mexico during the spring break for 1 extra credit. In combination with field activities, the course will also include a section on qualitative methods for the study of food.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
340
Geography & Development
341

GEOG422: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG150B1: Geography and Global Issues

This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts pertinent to the study of individuals and societies. In focusing on models and explanations of how things are interrelated in earth space. Students are given a clearer understanding of the economic, social, and political systems with which individuals live and operate.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
342

GEOG150B2: Crime and the City

In this course you will examine crime and the city as mutually constitutive manifestations of identity and power. Throughout the semester we will focus on cultural criminological concepts and the making and marking of contemporary urban space. By looking at the locations and context in which community members and law enforcement interact, you will get a better understanding of the role space + place play in criminality and criminalization. This course will also provide you with a geographical lens through which to study contemporary and contentious social interactions as well as provide you with critical thinking skills, insight, and terminology needed to evaluate complex social phenomena concerning clashes over race, place, class, gender, and ultimately the right to the city. The texts for this course also provide contemporary and up close ethnographic views of neighborhoods where human agents struggle over identity and community. This course relies on perspectives from the fields of cultural geography and critical criminology in addition to critical studies of race and contemporary US urban society.  Additional course concepts and topics include: cultural criminality, black and white spatial imaginaries, the under-policing/over-policing paradox, cities within the city, Chicano and Latino urbanism, gang injunctions and gentrification, transgression and contestation, community policing, civil gang injunctions, "all city" graffiti, broken windows theory, moral geographies, and the deeply superficial aspects of capital, style, and expression.   You will emerge from this course better able to identify, discuss, and defend your own informed position on the nuances and realities of contemporary crime, criminality, and criminalization. You will also come away with a better understanding of the composition of the city, its historical development and ideological structures, as well as a critical perspective of the formation of transgressive subcultures and processes of community and neighborhood change. You will also develop the language needed to critically read, interpret and understand scholarly texts, as well as become up to date on contemporary debates and thinking about criminality and the policing of urban space. This is a course designed for students of all interests, perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, majors, training, and years of study. The only preparation you need for this class is a willingness to stay engaged.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
343

GEOG150C1: Environment and Society

This course introduces students to the study of relationships between people and the environment from a social science perspective, and provides a context for thinking about the social causes and consequences of environmental changes in different parts of the world. It focuses on how and why the human use of the environment has varied over time and space; analyzes different approaches to decision-making about environment issues and examines the relative roles of population growth, energy consumption, technology, culture and institutions in causing and resolving contemporary environmental problems around the world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG150S1: Evolution of a Sustainable Wor

This new hybrid course combines "Environment and Society" (GEOG 150C1) with "Evolution of a Habitable World" (PTYS/ASTR 170A1). We survey the natural sciences behind conditions that can support life on planets like Earth as well as the social science perspectives regarding how humans choose to interact with and influence the environment. This course also explores pathways to a sustainable future on Earth, including lessons for life and our possible relocation to other planets. Students can enroll through either PTYS/ASTR 170A1 (for Tier-1 NATS GenEd credit) or GEOG 150C1 (for Tier-1 INDV GenEd credit).
Terms offered: Spring 2020
344

GEOG170A1: Earth Envr:Intr Phys Geo

Introduction to fundamental laws of nature as expressed physical processes that govern the spatial distribution of Earth's land, sea, air, and biological environments. Focus on fluxes and feedbacks among these systems, and interactions with humans.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG210: Pol+Cult Geog/Globaliz

This course examines how systems of difference provide revealing analytical categories for understanding the political and cultural geography of globalization and develops critical thinking skills that can be used effectively beyond this course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
345

GEOG220: Our Diverse Biosphere

The strategy is to immerse non-science majors in the biological aspects of Physical Geography and, through lively debate and discussion, maps and images, to enhance critical thinking skills students need to make decisions about the world around them.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG222: Fundamental Geog. Techniques

This class is designed to furnish students with a basic set of skills in recognizing, locating, processing and analyzing geographic data. These skills provide a foundation for upper-level classes in statistical methods, Geographic Information Systems, urban and regional development. These skills also provide a basic professional preparation for employment market requirements including defining research questions, selecting suitable geographic tools and methods to investigate, harvesting and analyzing data, and in presenting findings using computer mapping, spreadsheet, and charting software.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
346

GEOG230: Our Changing Climate

Where, when, and why is climate changing? We will answer these questions via computer visualization and hands-on exploration of satellite images, time-series, and other climate variability data at global, regional, and local scales, and from paleoclimate to modern instrumental record.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG250: Env & Soc in SW Borderlands

A Tier Two, Individuals and Societies course¿explores the broader trends shaping the US Southwest and Borderlands, with particular emphasis on the region's human-environment tradition. It exposes students to a variety of methods for understanding how humans have organized in the Southwest to gain access to resources critical for their survival, both in the past and in the present context. Geog 250, likewise, focuses on the social, cultural, and political dimensions of human-environmental transformation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
347

GEOG251: Wrld Reg:Comp+Glob Persp

Survey and comparison of major world regions with a focus on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG252: Global Borders/Migration/Refug

This course explores the broad trends shaping global migration, with particular emphasis on the political geographies of borders, population displacement and human rights, and comparative immigration and refugee experiences.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
348

GEOG256: Sustainable Cities+Socs

Urbanization and cities within the sustainability framework. Global urbanization, social justice, environmental equity, growth management, "the new urbanism." International cases. Web based projects.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG270: Sports Geographies

Sports are a central part of landscapes and everyday lives around the world. They reflect and shape individual and national identities, historical and contemporary global political economies, and the places in which we live. This class explores these connections, places, and landscapes through the lenses of geography. Topics include the siting of stadiums and urban development; geographies of identity and nationalism; traditional/indigenous sports; transnational sports and migration; the political economy of megaevents such as the Olympics and World Cup; spaces of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality; and the landscapes of outdoors sports.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
349

GEOG301: Intro Regional Planning

Introduction to the principles and techniques used for planning in metropolitan and rural regions.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

GEOG302: Intro to Sustainable Dev

Introduction to Sustainable Development is a foundational course in understanding the policies and strategies that constitute "smart" regional development in US metropolitan areas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
350

GEOG303: Fld Stdy Enviro Geog

Methods used in environmental geography, including mapping techniques, use of global positioning systems, collection of various types of environmental data and basic data analysis methods.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG304: Water,Environmnt+Society

The course explores human and natural systems and their dependence on freshwater at multiple scales. Topics of interest include global change, ecosystem services, groundwater, urbanization, land use, watershed and river basin management, stakeholder processes, and water policy.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
351

GEOG305: Economic Geography

Analysis and modeling of the spatial structure of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic activities; location theory and regionalization in economic systems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG311A: Geography of Mexico

Provides an overview of the diverse regions, geographies and peoples of Mexico, with particular attention to contemporary processes shaping the socioeconomic, political, environmental and cultural landscape today.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
352

GEOG315: GIST Programming I

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of programming for Geographic Information Systems using Python. Students will be taught elements, methods and theories of scripting in Python including how to write and manipulate functions, loops, strings, lists, dictionaries, and classes with an emphasis on how to apply these tools to writing scripts in the ArcGIS environment. The only way to learn programming is by doing, and therefore this course is based on weekly coding assignments, supplemented by traditional readings and lecture materials that will build students' conceptual understanding of their burgeoning skills. Assessment will be based on weekly assignments, two midterm exams, and one in class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
353

GEOG330: Intro to Remote Sensing

Introduction to remote sensing principles, techniques, and applications, designed principally for those with no background in the field.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
354

GEOG338: Biogeography

Biogeography is the study of the spatiotemporal distribution of living things. Biogeographers map and examine the distributions of organisms today and reconstruct those of the past. They also conduct research into how physical and biological factors and processes influence distributions of organisms and they study how geographic distributions affect the evolution and extinction of species. Earth is a dynamic, wondrous, and complex planet. The diversity we see in the living systems, i.e. the Earth's biosphere, is the result of many processes studied individually among many disciplines including hydrology, geology, ecology, and soil science. In this course, we will take a holistic and integrative look at the complex spatial variations in the elements of Earth's biosphere. This course is designed to explore how biogeographic processes influence the evolution of species, communities, and ecosystems and provides background and analytical techniques for studying the effects of global change on biota. This involves the study of the interplay between biota and environment through time and space. This course will combine evolutionary and ecological perspectives in the field of biogeography and show how Earth history, contemporary environments, and evolutionary and ecological processes have shaped species distributions and nearly all patterns of biodiversity. General patterns in space and time from a diversity of organisms across the Earth's aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will be used to illustrate this broad field of biogeography.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
355

GEOG340: Cultural Geography

This course will approach the field of cultural geography examining theoretical foundations and practical applications. It will also focus on the interactive relationships between culture and places, spaces, regions, and landscapes.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
356

GEOG350: The Geographies of Beer

This course uses beer -- and other foods and beverages -- to examine fundamental geographical questions of change, globalization, and human-environment relations. Using a spatial perspective, we explore the history, economics, cultural, and environmental aspects of beer and brewing to better understand our world. We'll explore the links of beer to colonization, globalization, and commodification; migration and national identities; the impact of transportation and technologies on the spatial economies of beer; consolidation, neolocalism, and beer tourism; the impact of climate change and the physical geographies of key ingredients such as hops, barley, and water. Throughout the semester we'll use comparative perspectives provided by beverages such as cocoa, wine, coffee, whisk(e)y, and rum.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
357

GEOG357: Geograph Research Method

Formulation and solution of geographic problems; models, research design, and methods of gathering, analyzing, and portraying geographic data.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG367: Population Geography

Fertility, mortality, and migration as agents of demographic change. Topics include fertility control and LDCs; working mothers and NDCs; aging societies; legal/illegal immigration in the U.S., population policies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
358

GEOG368: The Green Economy

The Green Economy. What is it and how does it function? What does it mean for our future? What are the implications for cities, community, and globalization? What kind of policies lay the foundation for green economic development, and what challenges and opportunities lie within? And what does 'green' mean anyway? This course is a challenging exploration into the day-to-day practices and policies of the green economy, particularly in the United States and the Southwest. The class will be devoted to understanding how the green economy functions and why, through readings, lectures, visiting speakers, and field studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG370: Geog of Intrntnl Dvlpmnt

Historical evolution of development theory and current debates in geography of international development. Planned micro to macro-level change over space and time examined related to employment, agriculture, food security, environment, migration and the household.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
359

GEOG371: Princ+ Prac Regional Dev

Introduction to basic concepts, objectives, practices and techniques of regional and industrial development as a professional activity, with emphasis on development problems and solutions.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG373: Political Geography

Explores links between global economic and political processes, national affairs and local politics. Designed to foster participation; assessment is via essays and assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
360

GEOG374: Geog, Social Justice & Env

Introduction to theories of social justice with application to social, cultural, and economic geography. What are the prevailing theories of social justice and how can we draw on them to assess movements and goals for social change? How do different geographical contexts inform our assessment of social justice concepts? Course will address theory, moral questions, and specific case studies equally.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
361

GEOG376: Comm. Organization/Urban Devel

This course will introduce students to influential urban developers, activist, and academics who have focused on urban growth, and examined the changing landscape of the city. We will look at some of the key roles that nonprofit organizations play in providing services, and a sense of community in an ever-growing city. Historically, community based nonprofit organizations have become an integral part of urban development as both community representations, but also in the increase in public-private partnerships. Some of the questions we will engage are how nonprofits and neighborhood-based initiatives are often better equipped to deal with, and advocate for the people in a certain area or neighborhood. We will also look at how these organization are influencing urban governance, often taking on the role where the welfare state is no longer available. The course consists of academic literature on the topic and key terms in urban geography as well as secondary literature that ties the academic literature to local issues. Throughout the semester, guest speakers and field trips will be used to tie the literature on nonprofits and urban development to the problems and growth that we are seeing in Tucson.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
362

GEOG378: Global Human Rights

This course will explore the meanings of human rights in different historical contexts, as well as analyze ongoing contemporary conflicts over the universality of human rights. Our analytical lens will include political philosophers, nation-states and international organizations, but we will also pursue alternative visions and voices, exploring how human rights debates in the "West" were shaped by an uneasy tension with colonialism and slavery. The course explores the role of major governmental and non-governmental institutions in human rights activism, and analyzes emerging approaches to transnational geographies of justice. We will explore the ongoing contested boundaries of universal human rights protection, including gender and human rights; the collective rights of indigenous peoples; prisoners of war; and the rights of non-citizens within a global human rights regime still largely scripted by the dictates of national sovereignty.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
363

GEOG379: Urban Growth+Development

Location patterns in urban areas and processes of growth; historical development of U.S. cities, rent theory, housing markets, commercial and industrial location, the role of transportation, urban finance, New Urbanist planning and sustainable development concepts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG391: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
364

GEOG391H: Honors Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG392A: Directed Rsrch In Geog

Course offers rotating topic explorations of themes in human geography, physical geography, human-environment geography, and regional development. Serves as an research-oriented introduction to the major themes resonating throughout contemporary geography.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
365

GEOG393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG395A: Current Topics/Geography

Exchange of scholarly information and/or primary research through the Department's regularly scheduled Colloquium Series. Student responsibilities include critical reviews of presentations by local and visiting faculty. This course gives students a broad survey of the latest research within the subdisciplines in Geography.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
366

GEOG397D: Field Study in Geography

A one credit hour field-based augmentation to a regular 3 credit hour non-field course offered in the school. Will involve travel to field sites and social and/or environmental data collection and analysis. Only to be used in conjunction with one of the school¿s regular courses.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

GEOG399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
367

GEOG399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG401A: Planning Theory and Practice

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students seeking careers in urban/regional planning, architecture, real estate development, and related fields. The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the planning profession and the tracks of study within the University of Arizona's Planning Degree Program. Some of the topics covered during the semester include: the scope and objectives of urban planning; the evolution of the city and the profession of planning; ethics in planning; the place of planning within the government and the law; and selected topics of interest to planners.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
368

GEOG403: Appl Geog Info Sys

General survey of principles of geographic information systems (GIS); applications of GIS to issues such as land assessment and evaluation of wildlife habitat; problem-solving with GIS.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG404: The Politics Of Nature

Surveys political problems in environment/society relations by exploring the history of geographic theory surrounding environmental politics, surveying the local and global actors in conflicts, and addressing questions of biodiversity loss, forest conservation, and urban hazards.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
369

GEOG408: Arizona + The Southwest

The changing character of the land and human occupancy of it, with emphasis on Arizona; historically and problem oriented.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG414: Web Mobile GIST

GIST 414 Web and Mobile Design is a required skills course for the BSGIST major. GIST 414 introduces students to the expanding field of web and mobile-based mapping applications development. Students will apply skills gained in GIST I and Programming I and II to learn how to build interactive web and mobile apps that use geospatial data in an attractive format.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
370

GEOG415: GIST Programming II

This course builds upon the scriptwriting skills students learned in GIST 315. In this class, students will write scripts to automate workflows in ArcGIS and extend the tools already available in the ArcToolbox to achieve creative problem solving. Topics include using Python with Model Builder, preparing data as strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries prior to use, using Python to run SQL queries, working with rasters in Python, automating mapping tasks, and developing custom scripting tools. In addition to weekly assignments and readings, assessment will be oriented around a single, student-directed project that will take the second half of the semester to complete. It will require students to write a simple script to accomplish a specified task in ArcGIS and present the results of their work to peers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
371

GEOG416A: Computer Cartography

Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG416C: Urban Geog Info Systems

Introduces concepts and application skills for use of geographic information systems to investigate a range of urban spatial issues and decision-making processes. Emphasis on complete process of GIS-based problem solving, including project planning, spatial data sources/acquisition, preparation/coding, analysis, representation, and communication.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
372

GEOG416E: Geovisualization (GIS)

Introduces principles and practices of Geovisualization (Geoviz) and softwares (Community and ERDAS Image).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG416F: GIS for the Social Sciences

An advanced course for students who want to integrate social science data and geographic information science into their research or work life. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. The lecture portion will deal with conceptual issues necessary for the integration of social science data and approaches within a GIS framework. The laboratory portion will provide practical experience with GIS software products used for the development and analysis of spatially-referenced social science data sets.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
373

GEOG417: Geog Inf Sys/Nat+Soc Sci

Introduction to the application of GIS and related technologies for both the natural and social sciences. Conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG418: Analysis of Geospatial Data

Introduction to spatial analysis and modeling techniques. Students will learn how to use calculate spatial measurement, apply spatial statistical methods, create surfaces, and develop spatial modeling. Assignments will allow students to apply the methods to various real world problems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
374

GEOG419: Cartographic Mod Nat Res

Computer techniques for analyzing, modeling, and displaying geographic information. Development of spatially oriented problem design and the use of logic are applied to the use of GIS programs. Emphasis on applications in land resources management and planning.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG420: Adv Geographic Info Syst

Examines various areas of advanced GIS applications such as dynamic segmentation, surface modeling, spatial statistics, and network modeling. The use of high performance workstations will be emphasized.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
375

GEOG422: Resource Mapping

Use of computer technologies to map and inventory natural environments; integration of global positioning systems, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG430: The Climate System

Systematic examination of processes and circulations comprising Earth's climate. Emphasis on circulations influencing geographic processes using examples of atmospheric environmental issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
376

GEOG431A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG439A: Intro Dendrochronology

Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
377

GEOG457: Stat Tch Geog,Reg Dev+Pl

Methods of gathering and analyzing data for the solution of geographical, urban, and regional planning problems, with emphasis on quantitative and statistical techniques used in spatial analysis and cartography, on the one hand, and program planning, on the other.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG471: Problems Regional Dev

Topical issues in regional development, with emphasis on policy in diverse contexts and case study analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
378

GEOG473: Spatial Analysis+Modelng

Explores the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for natural resource and environmental managers. Topics include spatial autocorrelation, interpolation techniques, and model integration. Examines sources of error and possible ramifications.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG476: Land Development Process

A case-oriented approach to site selection, rezoning, financing, architectural design, economic feasibility, and other facets of the land development process.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
379

GEOG482: Integrated Geospatial Technolo

The course will cover resource mapping concepts and technologies. Students are expected to have a background in GIS and remote sensing. Topics will include survey methods (e.g. GPS), Internet Mapping Technologies (e.g. Google Earth), remoting sensing technologies such as LiDAR and digital imagery, classification methods, and data integration. Students will be required to complete an independent mapping project.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG483: Geog Aplcn Remote Sens

Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
380

GEOG490: Remote Sens Planet Earth

Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth introduces basic and applied remote sensing science as a means to explore the diversity of our planetary environments (biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere) within the radiometric, spectral, spatial, angular and temporal domains of remote sensing systems. This survey course strikes a balance between theory, applications and hands-on labs and assignments. We explore how you can download, process, analyze and interpret multi-sensor data and integrate online remotely sensed data sources/products into your research of interest.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
381

GEOG497F: Comm/School Garden Workshop

This workshop-based course is designed to enable UA undergraduate and graduate students to work in Tucson-area schools and community sites helping stakeholders to plant, harvest and prepare foods from their garden as well as use the garden as a learning space. As a member of a school or community garden team, students are likely to cover a wide range of activities from maintaining a compost pile to administering lesson plans for teaching in the garden to weeding, planting, and organizing work crews. In addition to attending one 3-hour weekend workshop, students are required to attend weekly class meetings on the UA campus. Most of the course, however, revolves around independent and sustained involvement with a Tucson school or community garden. No teaching or gardening experience is required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
382

GEOG497S: Sustain Urban Develop & Design

Examines contemporary competition between environment, resources (water, energy), social equity, and economic viability in the community development and revitalization arena. Public policy, planning initiatives, design strategies and technical solutions that bridge the conflicting agendas are analyzed. Field investigation of contemporary cases. Appropriate for students specializing in planning, architecture and landscape architecture.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
383

GEOG499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
384

GEOG500: Research Design

Focus on conceptualizing research projects and on writing and presenting a research proposal.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
385

GEOG501A: Planning Theory and Practice

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students seeking careers in urban/regional planning, architecture, real estate development, and related fields. The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the planning profession and the tracks of study within the University of Arizona's Planning Degree Program. Some of the topics covered during the semester include: the scope and objectives of urban planning; the evolution of the city and the profession of planning; ethics in planning; the place of planning within the government and the law; and selected topics of interest to planners. Graduate-level requirements include one additional project and leading in-class exercises.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
386

GEOG503: Appl Geog Info Sys

General survey of principles of geographic information systems (GIS); applications of GIS to issues such as land assessment and evaluation of wildlife habitat; problem-solving with GIS. Graduate-level requirements include completion of a project on the use of GIS in their discipline or an original GIS analysis (100 points) in coordination with the instructor.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG514: Anly Meth Plng+Str Mgmt

Methods and models for program planning and policy analysis; forecasting, service demand, facility location in capital investment programming, task sequencing, program analysis and evaluation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
387

GEOG516A: Computer Cartography

Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis. Graduate-level requirements include an instructor approved 5-8 page paper on a related topic and analytical cartography demonstrating scholarly analysis in contemporary analytical cartography.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
388

GEOG516F: GIS for the Social Sciences

An advanced course for students who want to integrate social science data and geographic information science into their research or work life. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. The lecture portion will deal with conceptual issues necessary for the integration of social science data and approaches within a GIS framework. The laboratory portion will provide practical experience with GIS software products used for the development and analysis of spatially-referenced social science data sets. Graduate-level requirements include a 15 page term paper dealing with the integration of social science and GIS. Specific topics must be agreed upon in advance with the instructor. The paper will be completed in stages and due dates for selecting a topic, and for the completion of a précis, an outline and the paper will be posted on the course D2L site.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
389

GEOG517: Geog Inf Sys/Nat+Soc Sci

Introduction to the application of GIS and related technologies for both the natural and social sciences. Conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display. Graduate-level requirements include a thorough bibliographic review and a scholarly paper on a current application of geographic information systems in the student's major field.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG519: Cartographic Mod Nat Res

Computer techniques for analyzing, modeling, and displaying geographic information. Development of spatially oriented problem design and the use of logic are applied to the use of GIS programs. Emphasis on applications in land resources management and planning. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
390

GEOG520: Adv Geographic Info Syst

Examines various areas of advanced GIS applications such as dynamic segmentation, surface modeling, spatial statistics, and network modeling. The use of high performance workstations will be emphasized. Graduate-level requirements include a more extensive project and report.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG522: Resource Mapping

Use of computer technologies to map and inventory natural environments; integration of global positioning systems, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Graduate-level requirements include a detailed report on the application of resource mapping to a specific problem in natural resource management.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
391

GEOG530: The Climate System

Systematic examination of processes and circulations comprising Earth's climate. Emphasis on circulations influencing geographic processes using examples of atmospheric environmental issues. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a term paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG531A: Tradition Ecological Knowledge

An introduction to the growing literature on traditional ecological knowledge and its relationships to the ecological and social sciences. Graduate-level requirements include preparing for and leading a class discussion on a specific topic.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
392

GEOG536A: Fndmtls of Atmo Sciences

Broadly covers fundamental topics in the atmospheric sciences. Topics include composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric chemistry, cloud physics, radiative transfer, atmospheric dynamics, and climate. Graduate-level requirements include additional questions on homework and exams plus a term paper on a specialized research topic.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG539A: Intro Dendrochronology

Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper reviewing critically some aspect of dendrochronology.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
393

GEOG573: Spatial Analysis+Modelng

Explores the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for natural resource and environmental managers. Topics include spatial autocorrelation, interpolation techniques, and model integration. Examines sources of error and possible ramifications. Graduate-level requirements include the students to show additional, sophisticated proficiency with the material through the completion of a final course project, consisting of an additional analysis of data provided by the students (see syllabus for point breakdown).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG575: Econ Eval Wtr+Env Policy

Economic incentives, tradable permits and markets for ecosystem services are pivotal in contemporary water and environmental policy. This class covers theory and application of economic concepts needed to evaluate water and environmental laws and policies; including ecosystem service provision, tradable use permits, benefit cost analysis, externalities, public goods and valuation methodologies. Case studies include federal, state, tribal and international water and environmental policies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
394

GEOG576: Land Development Process

A case-oriented approach to site selection, rezoning, financing, architectural design, economic feasibility, and other facets of the land development process. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a series of research projects.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG578: Global Change

Analysis of the Earth system through an examination of its component parts (particularly climate and biogeochemistry) and their interactions with human activities, emphasizing information needed to understand modern and future environmental changes. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth written exercise and additional activities as described in the syllabus.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
395

GEOG583: Geog Aplcn Remote Sens

Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a project report.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG590: Remote Sens Planet Earth

Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth introduces basic and applied remote sensing science as a means to explore the diversity of our planetary environments (biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere) within the radiometric, spectral, spatial, angular and temporal domains of remote sensing systems. This survey course strikes a balance between theory, applications and hands-on labs and assignments. We explore how you can download, process, analyze and interpret multi-sensor data and integrate online remotely sensed data sources/products into your research of interest.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
396

GEOG593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG594: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
397

GEOG596I: Comp & Int Water Policy

This course examines major issues in comparative and international water policy, including water markets, privatization, dams and river basin management, environmental flows, social equity, and water governance. The course is interdisciplinary and builds on law, geography, political economy, and institutional economics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
398

GEOG597F: Comm/School Garden Workshop

This workshop-based course is designed to enable UA undergraduate and graduate students to work in Tucson-area schools and community sites helping stakeholders to plant, harvest and prepare foods from their garden as well as use the garden as a learning space. As a member of a school or community garden team, students are likely to cover a wide range of activities from maintaining a compost pile to administering lesson plans for teaching in the garden to weeding, planting, and organizing work crews. In addition to attending one 3-hour weekend workshop, students are required to attend weekly class meetings on the UA campus. Most of the course, however, revolves around independent and sustained involvement with a Tucson school or community garden. No teaching or gardening experience is required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
399

GEOG597S: Sustain Urban Develop & Design

Examines contemporary competition between environment, resources (water, energy), social equity, and economic viability in the community development and revitalization arena. Public policy, planning initiatives, design strategies and technical solutions that bridge the conflicting agendas are analyzed. Field investigation of contemporary cases. Appropriate for students specializing in planning, architecture and landscape architecture. Graduate-level requirements include a case study paper and formal class presentation. The study should include a literature review, and assessment methodology and critical comment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
400

GEOG611: Projects Regional Plng

Lectures, laboratory, and field projects covering various aspects of professional practice.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG641: Water Law

The course in Water Law traditionally emphasizes state law rules that govern rights to use surface water and groundwater throughout the country. Although we will give ample attention to the prior appropriation doctrine, riparian water rights, and various systems for regulating groundwater use, this course will also emphasize how federal law may impact water rights. Increasingly, environmentalists and others claim that there are public rights to water that may take precedence over rights under the prior appropriation system.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
401

GEOG658: Crtl Methodological Prac

A critical theory approach to method (primarily qualitative) in human geography and related social sciences; theoretical derivation of research questions; retheorization through research findings.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG689: Hist Geographic Thought

History of geographic philosophy and methodology.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
402

GEOG695A: Current Topics/Geography

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG695B: Prp Fut Fac Geog:Prf Dev

A course designed to assist advanced graduate students in obtaining academic employment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
403

GEOG695C: College Teaching

Introduces graduate students to pedagogical theory, skills, practice and technological tools for college classrooms. Covers learning philosophies, cognitive skills, assessment, classroom dynamics and ethics. Provides practice in developing and presenting course materials.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG695D: Writ Wrkshp/Proposal Dev

Course is to assist advance graduate students in writing up a geographic research project or developing a proposal.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
404

GEOG696B: Cultural Geography

Based on the exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting, this course examines contemporary developments in cultural geography. The selected topics rotate according to the interests of the faculty convener and the graduate student enrollees. Generally grounded in cultural theories of space and place, typical topics include transnationalism, globalization, resistance, identity, landscape, postcolonialism, social nature, the body, and media. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG696C: Physical Geography

Based on the exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting, this course examines contemporary developments in physical geography. The selected topics rotate according to the interests of the faculty convener and the graduate student enrollees. Generally grounded in theories of biophysical space, typical topics include coupled natural and human systems, ecosystem disturbance and resiliency, energy and mass transfers, measurement and modeling of physical systems. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
405

GEOG696M: Geography+Dendrochrnlgy

This graduate-level seminar will focus on a review and discussion of the literature on various topics in dendrochronology. The goal of the seminar is to become familiar with the current body of research on the featured topic, and to critique a set of papers that have appeared in the peer-reviewed literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG696O: Adapt & Resil Water Rsrc Systm

Climate change, urban growth, energy demand, and global food trade alter water in coupled human-natural systems. This seminar addresses adaptation and resilience using material on river basins, aquifers, infrastructure, policy, and institutions from Southwest U.S., transboundary U.S.-Mexico, and international cases.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
406

GEOG696R: International Environ. Policy

This seminar examines the challenges of understanding and governing environmental change at the international scale. The goal of the seminar is to provide an overview of the major scholars, theories and debates in the governance of international environmental issues such as climate change, land use, oceans, biodiversity, and trans-boundary resources; to critically assess scholarship and policy; and to understand the origins and impacts of international environmental policy in different countries and geographic regions.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GEOG699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
407

GEOG900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GEOG910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
408

GEOG920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
409
Geographic Information Systems Technology
410

GIST214: Intro. to Map Science

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the use of maps and map-like images for communication, analysis, and decision support.. Students will learn to acquire, read and interpret visual representations of the earth. These scientific principles are required for advancement and understanding of all geospatial technologies including geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST314: Cartographic Design/Production

Cartography is a fundamental tool of geography; it is also a science and art in its own right. Cartography uses principles of design, perception, statistics, and communication. This course introduces students to the design, production and interpretation of maps, a fundamental skill in GIST. Laboratory exercises give students additional experience with GIS-based skills, through the use of ArcGIS software.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
411

GIST315: GIST Programming I

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of programming for Geographic Information Systems using Python. Students will be taught elements, methods and theories of scripting in Python including how to write and manipulate functions, loops, strings, lists, dictionaries, and classes with an emphasis on how to apply these tools to writing scripts in the ArcGIS environment. The only way to learn programming is by doing, and therefore this course is based on weekly coding assignments, supplemented by traditional readings and lecture materials that will build students' conceptual understanding of their burgeoning skills. Assessment will be based on weekly assignments, two midterm exams, and one in class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
412

GIST330: Intro to Remote Sensing

Introduction to remote sensing principles, techniques, and applications, designed principally for those with no background in the field.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST414: Web Mobile GIST

GIST 414 Web and Mobile Design is a required skills course for the BSGIST major. GIST 414 introduces students to the expanding field of web and mobile-based mapping applications development. Students will apply skills gained in GIST I and Programming I and II to learn how to build interactive web and mobile apps that use geospatial data in an attractive format.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
413

GIST415: GIST Programming II

This course builds upon the scriptwriting skills students learned in GIST 315. In this class, students will write scripts to automate workflows in ArcGIS and extend the tools already available in the ArcToolbox to achieve creative problem solving. Topics include using Python with Model Builder, preparing data as strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries prior to use, using Python to run SQL queries, working with rasters in Python, automating mapping tasks, and developing custom scripting tools. In addition to weekly assignments and readings, assessment will be oriented around a single, student-directed project that will take the second half of the semester to complete. It will require students to write a simple script to accomplish a specified task in ArcGIS and present the results of their work to peers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
414

GIST416E: Geovisualization (GIS)

Introduces principles and practices of Geovisualization (Geoviz) and softwares (Community and ERDAS Image).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST417: Geog Inf Sys/Nat+Soc Sci

Introduction to the application of GIS and related technologies for both the natural and social sciences. Conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
415

GIST418: Analysis of Geospatial Data

Introduction to spatial analysis and modeling techniques. Students will learn how to use calculate spatial measurement, apply spatial statistical methods, create surfaces, and develop spatial modeling. Assignments will allow students to apply the methods to various real world problems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST420: Adv Geographic Info Syst

Examines various areas of advanced GIS applications such as dynamic segmentation, surface modeling, spatial statistics, and network modeling. The use of high performance workstations will be emphasized.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
416

GIST457: Stat Tch Geog,Reg Dev+Pl

Methods of gathering and analyzing data for the solution of geographical, urban, and regional planning problems, with emphasis on quantitative and statistical techniques used in spatial analysis and cartography, on the one hand, and program planning, on the other.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST482: Integrated Geospatial Technolo

The course will cover resource mapping concepts and technologies. Students are expected to have a background in GIS and remote sensing. Topics will include survey methods (e.g. GPS), Internet Mapping Technologies (e.g. Google Earth), remoting sensing technologies such as LiDAR and digital imagery, classification methods, and data integration. Students will be required to complete an independent mapping project.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
417

GIST483: Geog Aplcn Remote Sens

Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GIST498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the majors, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing is required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
418

GIST601A: GIS

This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of geographic information systems technology (GIST). It will emphasize equally GISystems and GIScience. Geographic information systems are a powerful set of tools for storing, retrieving, transforming and displaying spatial data from the real world for a particular set of purposes. In contrast, geographic information science is concerned with both the research on GIS and with GIS. As Longley et.al., notes (2001, vii) "GIS is fundamentally an applications-led technology, yet science underpins successful applications." This course will combine an overview of the general principles of GIScience and how this relates to the nature and analytical use of spatial information within GIS software and technology. Students will apply the principles and science of GIST through a series of practical labs using ESRI's ArcGIS software.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
419

GIST601B: Remote Sensing Science

This course provides an introduction to the scientific principles and practices of remote sensing. Topics that will be covered in this course include issues of spatial resolutions, the electromagnetic spectrum, remotely sensed sensors, spectral characteristics, digital and digitalization issues, multispectral and LiDAR image processing and enhancement, and land-use and land-cover classifications (LULC) and change detection. The course also emphasizes integration issues and analysis techniques that arise when merging remotely sensed data with geographic information systems (GIS).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GIST602A: Raster Spatial Analysis

This course exams the principles and practices associated with raster data development and analysis, particularly the development of real world surfaces and statistical analysis based on these surfaces. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. The lecture portion will deal with conceptual issues necessary for the use of raster approaches within a GIS framework. The laboratory portion will provide practical experience with rasters in an ArcGIS environment.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
420

GIST602B: Vector Spatial Analysis

This course focuses on providing students with an introduction vector based spatial analysis and their application in GIS software. Students will learn about how to analyze distribution, direction, orientation, clustering, spatial relationships and processes, and how to render analytic outcomes into cartographic form. This course provides foundational knowledge of global positioning systems, data collection, geodatabase development, and georeferencing.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

GIST603A: GIS Programming and Automation

The goal of this course is to gain an introductory understanding of geographic programming and data automation techniques using ModelBuilder and the Python language.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
421

GIST603B: WebGIS

The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of web mapping using applications like ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online (AGOL), WebAppBuilder (WAB), web-enabled geoprocessing, Story Maps, AppStudio, and the Javascript API
Terms offered: Fall 2020
422

GIST604A: Applied GIS

This course focuses on an applied project GIS project that simulates a "real world" application of GIS towards a practical problem. On the first few nights in the course a specific geographic problem will be presented, data needed to address the problem will be reviewed, and key deadlines for the course will be set. No late assignments will be accepted unless circumstances are related to the course attendance policy. As this course simulates a business environment, deadlines must be met which will be used to evaluate your course grade and your progress toward completing the project on time. The first deadline requires two items to be evaluated: (1) a GIS database you will construct to address the geographic problem; (2) a review of your maps that will form the basis of your final presentation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
423

GIST604B: Open Source GIS

The focus of this class is to examine and apply GIS open source programming. We will examine common languages used like Python, Java, html 5, as well as APIs, JSON, html, and SQL, to automate workflows, extend the tools, and create interactive web and mobile GS platforms. Topics include preparing data as strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries prior to use, using Python to run SQL queries, working with roasters in Python, automating mapping tasks, and developing custom scripting tools. In addition to weekly assignments and readings, assessment will be oriented around a single, student-directed project that will take the second half of the semester to complete. It will require students to write a simple script to accomplish a specified task in ArcGIS and present the results of their work to peers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
424

GIST909: MA Project in GIST

The Master's Project includes a formal report and presentation submitted in lieu of a Master's Thesis and reflects what a student has learned from the MS in GIST program. This course requires a student to formulate, design, implement and present results related to a specific normative and/or scientific geographic problem. This course will involve data capture, compilation and manipulation, and formulating methods and analysis to address a geographic problem in a given timeline. The geographic problem under investigation will require research to be completed out side of class in the form of field work, ground truthing, or background research in the library or through other sources. Your Master's Project can focus on subjects related to personal interests, work done through an employer or an internship, or work that is supervised by a faculty or staff members on campus.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
425
Gender & Women's Studies
426

GWS150B1: Gender & Contemporary Society

This course will encourage students to consider the ways in which gender influences issues of self-identity, social differences, and social status. It will provide students with an understanding of the connections between individuals and institutions such as mass media, the disciplines of science and medicine, and political and economic systems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS150B2: Sex, Health and AIDS

Recognizing that HIV/AIDS has irretrievably changed the lives of individuals and societies across the globe, this course sets out to explore this social and disease phenomenon from a number of perspectives. Most importantly, the course approaches the topic with the recognition that most areas of concern surrounding HIV and AIDS are controversial and under debate, including the origins of the virus, ways to change behavior and conditions of sexual exchange, the social and economic causes of HIV transmission, funding allocations for research, and foreign policy concerning AIDS testing and funding.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
427

GWS150B3: WWW.GENDER.COM

This course will encourage students to think about how information technologies shape self-identity, social difference, and social status; to theorize about how information technologies function politically to affect social systems, governments, and economies; and to form substantive opinions about the relationship between information and social identity based on a familiarity with a range of scholarly theories on the history and significance of such technological revolutions.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

GWS150B4: LGBTQ Studies

Introduction to the study of sexual identities, communities and politics as they relate to gender, race and class in different cultural contexts. Special attention is given to social justice perspectives. Course is interdisciplinary in its approach, using literature, history, arts, and social science.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
428

GWS150B5: Sport, Sex, Identity

This course is an exploration of the ways in which sports, as a reflection of society, are shaped by differences in social power, especially ideas about gender and race. Topics include access to and conduct of youth and high school sports; access to and outcomes of participation in collegiate and professional sports, institutions and occupations and achievement in sports. How do sports reflect, reinforce, and challenge conventional ideas about health, bodies, sexuality, inequality, and identity? Explore new ideas about sports and related activities as they intersect with popular culture and science. Core topics include race, gender, sexuality, and national identity projects, and basic landmarks in the history of sport in the US. Secondary topics will vary but may include eating disorders/obesity, college sports finance and participation, injuries and risk, fitness crazes, sports participation and economic inequality, ability/disability, health disparities and physical activity, and related topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
429

GWS160C1: Techn+Soc:Intro Sci+Tech

This course is an introduction to the social, historical, and ethical contexts of knowledge, science and technology. Although science and technology are perhaps the defining features of contemporary Western society, all cultures have distinct forms of knowledge and technical practices. These reflect their relationships to the questions relevant to scientists, engineers, and the general public, about the causes and contents of scientific and technical information. Course materials provide broad historical understanding of science and technology in Western culture.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS200: Women+Western Culture

Examines the various ways in which women have been depicted in western philosophy, literature, and the arts from the classical Greek period to the present. Explores women's cultural expressions and representations of themselves.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
430

GWS202: Hist of Mod Sexualities

Cross cultural history of the relationship of modern sexualities and the rise of capitalism, secularism, urbanization, imperialism, sexology, and sexual identity politics from the eighteenth century to the present.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS240: Gender in Transnational World

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to concepts of gender and an understanding of how gender shapes U.S. society, economy, politics, and culture. Through readings, guest lectures, discussions, films, and writing assignments, students learn how race, class, sexuality, culture, religion, and geopolitics inform gender. Focusing on topics including work, family, body, media, political organizing, and tourism, the course also explores how U.S. gender systems have shaped and been shaped by colonialism, capitalism, warfare, and interactions with people in other parts of the world, historically and now.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
431

GWS260: Sex, Gender, and Technology

This Tier Two course draws on a variety of texts and media to explore the ways in which sex, gender, and the body are not as "natural" as we generally assume, and are in fact "always already" shaped by technology. To bring these ideas into sharper focus, we will pay attention to the ways that boundaries between humans, animals, and machines are constructed, and how they are broken down. Topics may include assisted reproduction, biotechnology, biological bodily differences, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, intersex and transgender issues, queer theory, sexual diversity in nature, sex toys, robotics, artificial intelligence, biopolitics and other similar issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
432

GWS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
433

GWS300: Spec Tops in Gender & Women

Topic will vary.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS303: Gender + Language

Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
434

GWS305: Feminist Theories

Explores feminist theories from various disciplines, analytical frameworks, and subject areas. Examines the construction, differentiation, and representation of the genders in different cultural settings, and the ways that race, class, sexuality, and geopolitics inform gender.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS306: Afr Am Autobiog:Wmn+Hist

Students will gain insight into the historical and cultural factors that have created, and continue to perpetuate gender and ethnic inequity. Students will come to understand African American writers, particularly women, as historical agents and self-defined individuals. While the course will emphasize the multiple roles of African American women, as portrayed autobiographically it also incorporates the historical struggles of those around them. It is my goal that through the course material students will see how African Americans are constantly recreating themselves in the face of adversity.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
435

GWS307: Chicana Fem:Hst,Thr+Prac

This course will examine the varied and evolving concerns of Chicanas as they forge new visions of feminism through the Chicano Movement of the 1960s; organizing among Chicana lesbian communities; Chicanas' entrance into academic, literary and artistic arenas; diverse community and national activist efforts in the 1980s; and current transnational initiatives.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
436

GWS310: Transgender Studies

Working with the assertion that "the personal is political" that emerged from Feminist of Color scholarship, this course will introduce students to transgender identity and politics through memoir, autobiography, and self-narrative. Students will learn how transgender people require a story that authenticates their identification in order to receive medical, legal, and social care. From questions about pronoun use to "When did you know" or "How do you know," transgender identity has a unique relationship with self-narrative and the biographical. How has this biographical imperative of transgender subjectivity shaped theoretical, political, and aesthetic debates in Transgender Studies? Attentive to questions of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability, this course will study how "the story of self" reveals the bond between embodiment and subjectivity, the experiential and the social, inside and outside, and semiotics and materiality.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
437

GWS312: Latina/O Popular Culture

This course examines how Latinas/os have been a major force in the production of popular culture. In particular we will critically examine discourses of "Latinidad" (a seamless construction of Latinos as a monolithic group) in the corporate production of identities. Latinidad also provides the contradictory grounds where consumer culture meets Latina/o performance. Some artists choose to reappropriate commercial spaces as sites of empowerment, while others are complicit in perpetuating stereotypical representations of Latinas/os. We will explore the construction of Latina/o identities as they influence and produce particular racial, sexual and gendered identities. Furthermore, the course focuses on the real-world implications for these performances as they commodify Latina/o culture. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to Latina/o/Chicana/o musical production, movies, television, advertising, magazines, literary texts, performance art, murals, installation art, music videos, and animation within a historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
438

GWS316: Sex and Salvation in Lat Amer

What do witches in colonial Guatemala, Mexican nuns, born-again gang members in Honduras, Catholics undergoing in-vitro fertilization in Ecuador, and lesbian Afro-Brazilian Candomblé practitioners have in common? Their experiences tell us something about the complex intersection of sex, gender, and religion in Latin America. This course takes an anthropological approach to consider two central questions: (1) What role do religious ideologies and institutions play in the social construction of sexuality and gender in Latin America? (2) How do Latin Americans enact and contest gender power relations through their religious practices, thus contributing to processes of social change in the region? To address these questions, this class focuses on gender and its relationship to sexual desires and transgressions across diverse religious traditions from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
439

GWS317: Science Fiction Study

Science fiction is studied as a genre of film and print fiction in which we can imagine future societies and future science and technology in utopian and dystopian forms, paying particular attention to race/class/gender and depictions of identity and otherness, as well as social power in imagined societies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS321: Women In Judaism

Images of Jewish women in Jewish and other texts. Texts include religious, historical and literary genres from biblical, medieval, and modern sources. The course will deal with Jewish women as mothers, leaders, stereotypes, and current feminist viewpoints.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
440

GWS328: Women In Russ Lit+Cultr

Images of Russian women as reflected in literary, historical, and religious texts. Cultural attitudes revealed help to understand the status and role of women in today's Russia.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS330: Feminist Philosophy

This course explores the ways in which philosophers contributed to the development of feminism, and the ways in which feminist theory is expanding and challenging mainstream philosophy in turn.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
441

GWS335: Gender and Politics

Examination of politics through the lens of gender hierarchy. Emphasis on how constrictions of masculinity and femininity shape and are shaped by interacting economic, political and ideological practices.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS342: Writers, Women+The Gods

In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
442

GWS351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS358: U.S. Third World Feminisms

This interdisciplinary course examines key works by those women of color whose political and cultural investments in a collaborative, cross-cultural critique of U.S. imperialism and heteronormativity has been called "U.S. Third World Feminisms."
Terms offered: Fall 2020
443

GWS386: Race/Gendr:Gene,Form,Pol

This course examines the gendered constitution of race in the U.S., from 18th century naturalism and 19th century scientific racism, to 20th and 21st century eugenics, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, and "color blindness".
Terms offered: Summer 2020

GWS391: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
444

GWS393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
445

GWS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS402: Gender+Language In Japan

Introduction to general issues of gender and language use, specific gender-related differences in the Japanese language, and gender roles in Japan.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
446

GWS404C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
447

GWS411: Human Sexuality in World Hist

In this course we will trace the evolution of sexualities in historical context and the way human societies around the World construct their notions of sexualities over time. We will survey important developments in the history of sexuality from approximately 5000 B.C.E. to the present. We will concentrate on human beings' changing perceptions of the meaning of sexualities and how they relate to the dynamics of the political, cultural, and social movements that dominated World history throughout this period. In the modern period, people have attached meanings to sexualities that reflect deep social divisions between states and societies about the assignment of sexual and gender norms, regulation, criminalization, and sexual politics. We will try to ascertain the historical development of these contested meanings.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
448

GWS425: Gender, Culture and Capitalism

This course explores the relationship between economic processes (especially capitalism), social formations such as gender, race, ethnicity, nation and sexuality, and the production and consumption of culture, in the various senses of that complex term. We will read fundamental texts of liberal and marxist theory, various attempts to integrate marxist, feminist and anti-racist analyses, and theories that situate culture in relation to industrialization, globalization, and international divisions of labor. We will also take up numerous case studies, analyzing the discourses of class, gender, race and sexuality as they are deployed in and promoted by cultural texts that engage diverse issues of contemporary concern.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
449

GWS430: Queer Cinema

This course provides an upper level introduction to LGBTQ issues in cinema, and includes films from the much acclaimed "New Queer Cinema" of the 1990s. Students will consider how gay and queer sexualities are produced in these films and what debates the films generated. We will study what it means to "queer" a film and the limitations of "positive images." We will also examine how alternative genders and sexualities are produced alongside ethnic, cultural, religious, and regional differences. Film studies background not assumed.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS432: Social Justice Movement Media

This course will survey the history and functions of social justice publishing. Students will consider the theoretical and practical frameworks of social justice media, which serve a swathe of social movements involving human and civil rights, education, labor, immigration, globalization, feminism, environmentalism, ethnic and racial equality, transgender rights, and global inequity. This course will provide students with the historical and theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate and publish social justice media.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
450

GWS433: Feminist Political Thry

Examines the tradition of Western political theory through a gender-sensitive lens and surveys the development of feminist political theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS438A: Wmn Health Global Persp

Biocultural perspective on health issues/risks women face around the world using a life cycle approach beginning with the birth of girl babies through the aging process.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
451

GWS445: Women In Islamic History

Examination of the roles women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS448: Sociology of the Body

Sociology of the Body examines the relationship between society and the human body, from broad issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, to everyday trends such as dieting, body building, and tattooing.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
452

GWS450: American Indian Women

Interdisciplinary exploration of new information available on American Indian women, especially materials written by Indian women and investigation of the status, experience, and contributions of American Indian women from pre-contact to contemporary times.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS452: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
453

GWS455: Hist of Women In Europe

This course will examine the history of women in Europe for the past several centuries, exploring women's participation in social and family labor systems as well as religious, political and cultural life. We will explore how women simultaneously participated in and coped with historical processes such as changing religious and political systems, commercialization and industrialization, and state formation. We will examine major areas of human activity--economic, political, cultural, social, religious, intellectual, to see how they shaped and were in turn shaped by women's activities and women's experiences. We will consider what this has implied for women's autonomy, choices, and power.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
454

GWS457A: Manhood+Masculiniy in U.S.

This course explores the social construction of the male gender across American history, from European colonization to the present. We examine shifting norms and ideals of manhood and masculinity in the home, in the workplace, in social settings, and in politics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS459: Constructions of Gender

This course uses concepts of social construction to analyze how gender organizes our social experiences. Cultural lenses of gender help individuals to interpret the social world and interact within various social institutions. The course considers how socially constructed gender meanings, especially those that permeate language, media representations, and culture.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
455

GWS463: Gender Issue+Women's Lit

This course introduces Middle Eastern women's issues through a critical reading of literary works written by women in the major languages of the Near East (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish) that are available in translation. Readings include poetry, short stories, and novels all analyzed within their social context.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS469: Gender & Sexuality in Latin Am

This course explores selected themes in Latin American history through gender as a category of historical analysis. Students will examine histories of men, women, gender and sexuality in different countries and regions of the Americas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
456

GWS485: Mex-Chicana Women's Hist

Historical survey and sociological analysis of past and present experiences of Mexicanas and Chicanas in the United States.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS487: Fem Interpretations of Health

This course examines health as a biomedical and ideological category in relation to questions of gender, race, class and sexuality. Issues include the social, cultural, and institutional contexts shaping health and disease patterns; societal understandings of those contexts and patterns; and relationships between health and social inequality.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
457

GWS490: Women Mid East Societ

Middle Eastern society viewed from the perspective of women. Examines the extent to which formal definitions of women's nature and roles coincide with women's self-images and activities.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
458

GWS496A: Senior Capstone Seminar

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including comprehensive knowledge of the GWS field and its methodologies. Students will reflect on what is means to do feminism as they move on from life in the university.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS496P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
459

GWS498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
460

GWS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
461

GWS502: Gender+Language In Japan

Introduction to general issues of gender and language use, specific gender-related differences in the Japanese language, and gender roles in Japan. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and may include extra readings and an additional weekly meeting.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
462

GWS511: Human Sexuality in World Hist

In this course we will trace the evolution of sexualities in historical context and the way human societies around the World construct their notions of sexualities over time. We will survey important developments in the history of sexuality from approximately 5000 B.C.E. to the present. We will concentrate on human beings' changing perceptions of the meaning of sexualities and how they relate to the dynamics of the political, cultural, and social movements that dominated World history throughout this period. In the modern period, people have attached meanings to sexualities that reflect deep social divisions between states and societies about the assignment of sexual and gender norms, regulation, criminalization, and sexual politics. We will try to ascertain the historical development of these contested meanings. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive readings, in addition to the readings assigned for the undergraduate course. Graduate students are expected to attend the undergraduate lectures regularly and meet with the instructor on a group basis, twice monthly, in order to discuss regular course readings. Graduate students will write response papers (2 page single-spaced maximum) on their class readings, an annotated bibliography or research paper, and a historiography paper or research paper. Graduate student grading will be as follows; Meetings/Engagement/Preparation 40%, Response papers 20%, Annotated Bibliography or Research Paper 20%, Historiography Paper or Research Paper 20%.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
463

GWS530: Queer Cinema

Cinema has a privileged relationship with sexuality -- fantasy and desire shape how we watch film. Starting with Edison's Dickinson Experimental Sound Film (1895), a film of two men waltzing, the course examines how film has been shaped by queer fantasies, identities, and sexualities. For instance, by rigorously re-working cinematic conventions -- non-narrative, abstraction, discontinuity, and foregrounding of the film apparatus -- experimental film resonates and echoes queer theory's commitments to dis-identification, non-normativity, deconstruction, and other anti-social principles. In this course, we will reflect on the following questions, and more: What constitutes queer film, queer characters, and queer dis/pleasures? How might we define, or conceptualize, a queer aesthetics? How is spectatorship shaped by sexuality, and how does queerness alter this relationship? Is there a cost to LGBTQ visibility through cinema, and if so, what is it? How is queerness made un/legible through gender, race, sexuality, and nation, and ability? Is film inherently queer? Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and teaching or co-teaching one class meeting. Teaching will include preparing a lecture or class discussion concerning pre-screened films and assigned readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
464

GWS532: Social Justice Movement Media

This online course will survey the history and functions of social justice publishing. Students will consider the theoretical and practical frameworks of social justice media, which serve a swathe of social movements involving human and civil rights, education, labor, immigration, globalization, feminism, environmentalism, ethnic and racial equality, transgender rights, and global inequity. This course will provide students with the historical and theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate and publish social justice media. Course expectations are higher for students taking the course at the 500-level. Standards for quality of writing and depth of research are higher, and assignments are more demanding.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS539A: Feminist Theories I

This course is Part 1 of a two-semester survey of feminist theories. The course covers major issues, debates and texts of feminist theory and situates feminist theory in relation to a variety of intellectual and political movements. The course is a discussion format and requires active participation of all students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
465

GWS539B: Feminist Theories II

This course is Part 2 of a two-semester survey of feminist theories. The course covers major issues, debates and texts of feminist theory and situates feminist theory in relation to a variety of intellectual and political movements. The course is a discussion format and requires active participation of all students.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS545: Women In Islamic History

Examination of the roles women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meetings with the instructor and an additional research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
466

GWS552: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz. Graduate-level requirements include a more detailed research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS563: Gender Issue+Women's Lit

This course introduces Middle Eastern women's issues through a critical reading of literary works written by women in the major languages of the Near East (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish) that are available in translation. Readings include poetry, short stories, and novels all analyzed within their social context. Graduate-level requirements include additional reading from the suggested bibliography, longer written papers, an oral presentation and bi-weekly meeting with instructor. Theoretical issues will be addressed and presented in additional material.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
467

GWS585: Mex-Chicana Women's Hist

Historical survey and sociological analysis of past and present experiences of Mexicanas and Chicanas in the United States. Graduate-level requirements include a longer writing project and an additional class presentation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS590: Women Mid East Society

Middle Eastern society viewed from the perspective of women. Examines the extent to which formal definitions of women's nature and roles coincide with women's self-images and activities. Graduate-level requirements include an additional paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
468

GWS591: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
469

GWS596P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required. Graduate-level requirements include a 15-page paper plus additional background reading on each life story discussed in class.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

GWS599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
470

GWS639: Feminist+Relat Soc Mvmnt

In the United States in the nineteenth century, feminism emerged out of the abolition movement in Protestant churches, and subsequently was joined to a decidedly secular labor movement. Why do we think of feminism primarily as a non-religious social movement? How accurate is our perception that it was principally an autonomous movement, distinct from racial and economic justice movements? Why do we talk about "waves" of feminism, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of that model? How does that chronology change if we attend to feminist movements outside the United States? What role does feminism continue to play around the world today? This course will explore feminist and related social movements from the nineteenth century to the present, highlighting the interrelationship of feminist movements inside and outside the United States.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
471

GWS691: Presceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
472

GWS799: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

GWS910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
473

GWS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
474
History
475

HIST118: Hist Engl 1603-Present

Survey of English history from 1603 to present, with emphasis on political and social history.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST150C1: Europe in Modern World

Europe in the Modern World 1600-1989 presents student with the opportunity to inquire into the origins and development of the modern Western world. The goal is to instill a sense of the past as a viable part of any student's heritage, with all its diverse problems and rewards, and allow them to enrich their understanding of European culture through critical interaction with history.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
476

HIST150C2: Modern Latin America

An interdisciplinary introduction to Latin American societies from the 1820s to the present that gives special emphasis to diversity within Latin America and to dynamic and, hence, historical processes of social, political, cultural, and economic change over time.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST150C3: U.S.Society+Inst Snc1877

This course examines and analyzes the social, political, and economic transformations of American Society since Reconstruction. It focuses on multiple levels of society as well as the groups and individuals who comprised it.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
477

HIST150C4: World Hist 1600-Present

Survey of world history, 1600-2000, emphasizing cross-societal encounters.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST150C5: Compar History N America

Survey of North America that employs methodology of comparative history to interpret the historical experiences of the United States, Mexico, and Canada within a framework sensitive to continental similarities and differences.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
478

HIST150C6: Intro to Political History

This class will focus on persuasion and propaganda, and their role in political history. The course will show students how to recognize political propaganda, and how to distinguish propaganda from reasoned, logical political arguments. The course will have four components: First, it will examine the role of propaganda in totalitarian regimes, such as Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Second, we will examine more "modern" forms of propaganda, as it appears in political advertising, speeches, and newspapers in the United States and other western democracies. Third, we will study the use of logical political arguments, and how these differ from propagandistic arguments. Fourth, this course aims to improve basic skills, especially the incorporation of logical thought and analysis into the writing of student papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
479

HIST160A1: Colonial Latin America

This course examines 1) the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, conquest, settlement, and state-building in the Americas; 2) the impact of European colonization on indigenous American cultures and civilizations, especially the acts of native resistance, accommodation and adaptation that shaped the consequences of this cultural encounter; 3) the forced migration of African peoples to the Americas, including the development of slave societies, and the emergence of regional African-Latin American cultural traditions; and 4) the growth of multiracial social groups who developed new and distinctive cultural forms of their own and eventually came to challenge the cultural and political hegemony of Spain and Portugal.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST160B1: Hist Westrn Civilization

This course explores the civilizations of the West by considering the development of the ideas and ideologies that shaped the institutions of the West, development directed by Human interaction and conflict on a social, political, religious, and cultural level, in addition to the intellectual. Themes of particular interest include the structure and dynamics of power, competing configurations of deity and ritual, image and architecture as tools in the acquisition of authority, and the construction of a social normative on the grounds of class, culture and gender.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
480

HIST160B2: World History to 1600

Survey of topics in world history to 1600.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST160C1: Making Am Cult:1600-1877

This course introduces students to the history of the United States before 1877. It focuses on the creation of a distinctive set of American cultures. Central themes include the colonial meeting of Spanish, French, English, native American, and African American cultures; the development of distinctly American Creole cultures in the eighteenth century; race and conquest; the American Revolution and the creation of a republican political culture; the transformation of that political culture through struggles over industrialization and wage labor, slavery, and women's rights; and the revolution in American political culture and social relations during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
481

HIST160D1: Food & Power in Global History

Are we really what we eat? Why do certain foods appeal and other repel? How do foods move from their original homes into our own? How has our cuisine evolved? And how do food and consumption reflect status and power? This course investigates these and other questions by considering the discovery, evolution, and migration of food and drink in world history in cultural context from pre-modern times to the present. We explore the discovery, invention, and adaptation of new foods from early human history to our own post-Columbian era, when local foods have become truly global. Food and drink have transformed continents and trading networks, and made and broken empires. Food is a site of cultural exchange and interaction, and it is also an expression and marker of identities. Wars have been fought to control food access. Dining, retail, and industrialization have reshaped the way we look at food. We will trace the origins, migration, and reinvention of global foods to understand how it is that food choice, food waste, and famine are more abundant today than at any point in human history.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
482

HIST202: Hist of Mod Sexualities

Cross cultural history of the relationship of modern sexualities and the rise of capitalism, secularism, urbanization, imperialism, sexology, and sexual identity politics from the eighteenth century to the present.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST203: Anct Medt:Power+Identity

This course will focus on the ancient Mediterranean from 800 BCE to the XXX of the Roman Empire in the third century CE, emphasizing concepts of power and identity as demonstrated in politics, gender ideals, material culture and religious practice.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
483

HIST204: Ancient Hist: Greek Hist

A political, social and cultural history of Greek civilization from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST205: Ancient Hist: Roman Hist

This course offers a survey of Roman History from the prehistoric settlements in the area of the Seven Hills to the deterioration of the western Empire in the fifth century C.E. Special topics of interest include the material culture of the Roman world; the use of images in the pursuit of political agendas; classical notions of the divine; and concepts of gender, power, and identity. Popular representations of ancient Rome, specifically in film, will provide another area of consideration for comparison throughout the semester.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
484

HIST207: Games in Medieval Europe

Games provide entertainment and recreation, but they also reflect, influence, and supply metaphors for many other aspects of life. We will explore the importance of games in shaping medieval and early modern societies by focusing on four games that have come to symbolize the era - chess, jousting, hunting, and dice games. Through our examination of these and other games, we will explore the social, political, religious, economic, legal, military, and intellectual history of medieval and early modern Europe.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
485

HIST208: History of Africa

This course is an introduction to the history of an enormous continent, Africa. Because of the size of the geography, population and time covered, one of the main purposes of this course is to pave the way to the upper division regional and thematic classes. We will move our way through African history both temporally and thematically. Lectures will introduce key themes and ideas and in section you will discuss historical evidence for African communities, cultures and ideas. This course is suitable to those who know nothing of Africa, and to those who are considering taking an upper division lecture classes or seminar in African history or Africana Studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
486

HIST209: Afr-Am Hist (1440-1877)

This course evaluates the early experiences of peoples of African descent in North America. The culture of African captives, their daily lives under different slave regimes, slave resistance, free blacks, and emancipation are the main subjects addressed in this class.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST210: Afr-Am Hist(1865-Presnt)

This course evaluates the experience of peoples of African descent in the United States after the Civil War. Reconstruction, "Jim Crow" segregation, "New Negro" Movement, Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, and the "Great Society" are the main subjects addressed in this class.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
487

HIST214B: Europe Revolution-Post Commun

European political, economic, social & cultural change from the French Revolution to the present. Industrialization, revolutions, nation-building, empire-building, world wars, gender and class relations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST224: Mdl Rstnc Post 16th Cen

There were actually several "Souths" during the Holocaust of Enslavement. However, courses taught in the era of African enslavement have tended to focus on the northern most regions, such as Virginia, which are often taken to represent-if not constitute-the South. This course looks at the other "South" and the French and Spanish colonizers of South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. It offers a different perspective of the beginnings of the Great Enslavement and compares and contrasts the lives and struggles of enslaved, freed, and self-emancipated Africans in the Southwest during the tenure of Spain.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
488

HIST246: History of American Capitalism

This course provides a long-term historical perspective on the origins and development of American capitalism, combining three interrelated thematic fields in U.S. history: economic history, business history, and labor history.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST247: Nature & Technology in US Hist

This course explores the development of technology and concepts of nature in the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present. It interprets the historical roots of the relationship between human knowledge and the environment by examining how science and technology have shaped our understanding, use, and control of nature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
489

HIST255: Life in Early Modern Europe

An introduction to the early modern period between c. 1450 and c. 1800. Analysis of long-term characteristics of the period, like social structure, religion, politics and economics, will be combined with exploration of the lives of individuals and their experiences in this era.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST270: Modern East Asia

Introductory survey of recent histories of China, Japan and Korea, focusing on the major watersheds in these countries' modern experiences. The roles of indigenous culture and forces of change as well as foreign influences will be considered.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
490

HIST271: History of Christianity

This course examines the history of the great diversity of beliefs, practices, ways of life, and forms of authority among Christians, and especially conflicts about these. Not narrowly theological, the course construes Christianity broadly, treating, for example, society, culture, and art.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST272: Japanese Civilization

The study of the evolution of Japanese social values, aesthetic expression, religion and political institutions in order to understand Japan's cultural heritage and contemporary society.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
491

HIST277A: History of Middle East

Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST277B: History of Middle East

Modern Middle East: the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and the Arab lands, 1453-present.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
492

HIST278: Mediev Answ To Mod Probl

Discussion of essential texts from the Middle Ages which offer fundamental answers, 1) such as gender, class conflicts, death, happiness, and God. 2) gender is treated as an analytical topic. Taught in English.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST280: Sports & Ethnic Amer, 1900-Pre

Social history course that examines racial, ethnic and gender history in the U.S. through the lens of sport from the turn of the twentieth century through the present. May include themes such as: Native American boarding schools, Japanese American internment and World War II; racial segregation and integration; Cold War nationalism and steroids; immigration and Americanization; 1960s political activism; sexuality and sport; Title IX and sexism; "melting pot" themes; Native American mascot controversies; mixed-race athletes and identity.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
493

HIST296: Special Topics in History

This course offers an in-depth exploration of a period or theme, chosen by the individual instructor. The specific period or theme will likely vary by semester. Students will be expected to read and analyze primary sources dedicated to the specific period or theme.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST301: Intro Study of History

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the nature and practice of writing history and to teach critical reading, writing, research and analytical skills necessary for history majors. Required course in the history major.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
494

HIST302U: UA Stories: Creating Dgtl Past

This course will focus on the University of Arizona (UA) since its organization as a land-grant institution in 1885. Students will be introduced to archival materials such as vintage photographs, student newspapers, scrapbooks, yearbooks, maps, plans, oral histories, government papers, minutes and publications of campus organizations, as well as methodological frameworks for the assessment and analysis of these materials. Students will collaborate on specific projects, focusing on aspects of such topics as student life, campus during wartime, town and gown, outreach, museums, research, campus architecture, UA as a public/state institution, making use of both textual and visual source material to explore a particular question about the past. Students will create a final narrative that is digital in format, such as a website, a documentary, an app, or a podcast. At the end of the semester, students will present these stories as part of a symposium, with an audience invited from the larger community. Projects will be archived under the curatorial auspices of the Department of History.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
495

HIST306: Afr Am Autobiog:Wmn+Hist

Students will gain insight into the historical and cultural factors that have created, and continue to perpetuate gender and ethnic inequity. Students will come to understand African American writers, particularly women, as historical agents and self-defined individuals. While the course will emphasize the multiple roles of African American women, as portrayed autobiographically it also incorporates the historical struggles of those around them. It is my goal that through the course material students will see how African Americans are constantly recreating themselves in the face of adversity.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
496

HIST307: Perpetual Revolutions

The modern bicycle has been present in human lives for less than a century and a half. Yet in that brief period of time it has spread throughout the world and its popularity is near-universal. In this course we will trace the evolution of the bicycle in four distinct ways: as a transportation device, with a gendered component; as a site for the development of human technology; as a commodity for economic development; and as a device for human pleasure, leisure time, and exercise. We will explore its invention, growth, and development from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries in societies around the world. We will survey important developments in the history of the bicycle from approximately 1850 to the present.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
497

HIST308: The African Slave Trades

This course examines the history of the African slave trade. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was the world's largest forced migration between continents, but it was only one of many slave trades that shaped societies throughout the world. In order to understand the historical significance of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, we will compare it to other slaveries. In examining the historical significance and legacies of the slave trade, we will link the histories of Africa to that of the New World and to Europe. There continue to be heated debates about the volume and impact of the slave trade on African and New World societies. We will explore these debates. The course will also examine the changing meaning of the term "slavery" and examine some modern forms of slavery that persist to this day.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
498

HIST310: The Black Death

A lecture course focusing on Europe in the age of bubonic plague (from 1348 to 1720), with emphasis on changes in climate, food supplies, public health, epidemic disease, demography, and economy. The last third of the course will be devoted to the religious and artistic responses to disaster.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
499

HIST311: History of Epidemics

In the 14th century, an infectious disease that came to be known as the Black Death emerged in Asia and spread along trade routes to Europe, killing an estimated 60% of the population in about a year. Using the Black Death as a starting point, this course will examine the history of epidemics across the globe from 1350 to the present day using five case studies: Black Death (14th century); Smallpox (1775-82); Cholera (mid 19th century); Spanish Influenza (1918); and HIV/AIDS (1980s to the present). We will spend a significant amount of the course analyzing primary sources from those who witnessed epidemics, treated the sick, and lived and died during various epidemic outbreaks and attempted to understand them from a range of personal, literary, film, medical, media, museum, and public health perspectives. Over the course of the semester, we will analyze how epidemic and infectious diseases created historical watersheds that have shaped our world history socially, politically, environmentally, and economically to the present day. We will also examine human responses to epidemics in artistic, cultural, and intellectual realms, and the ways in which politicians, medical doctors, national and international bureaucracies, religious personnel, scholars, and everyday women and men debated their philosophical and moral implications. The final weeks of the course analyze contemporary "pandemic preparedness" policy and responses to health threats including vaccine controversies, ebola, and H1N1.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
500

HIST313: Health & Med in Clas Antiquity

The course examines the mythology and practice of medicine in Greek and Roman times from Asclepius to Hippocrates and Galen, medical instruments and procedures, the religious manifestation of healing in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, the votive dedications by patients and cured, midwifery and child care, public hygiene and diseases. The topics cover a large spectrum of the medical practice and public health in the ancient societies of Classical antiquity, as well as how ancient worldviews, including religion and religious practice, shaped health and medicine in Greek and Roman civilization.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST314B: Europe Since 1945

In this course we will consider the choices Europeans faced and the paths they took after the second World War, including the loss of empire and the stresses of the Cold War, the construction of welfare states and the European Union, and the rise and fall of Eastern European socialisms and their aftermath.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
501

HIST315: U S Military History

Survey of American wars from colonial times to the present; military institutions, doctrine, application of the principles of war, campaign strategies and tactics, technology, and leadership.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST319: Early Modern Germany

The political, social, economic and cultural history of Germany from the late Middle Ages to about 1800.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
502

HIST320: Early Modern Britain

This course aims at a broad analysis of the enthralling history and legacies of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties that ruled England from 1458 to 1714. The objective is to understand how in a quarter century the radical political and religious events, and figures, transformed the social, political and religious structures of England, giving birth to the foundation of England as a united kingdom, and significant world power. The course begins by focusing on the Tudors with emphasis on Henry VIII and the English Reformation, the return to Catholicism under Mary Tudor, the creation of a new Anglican Church under Elizabeth I and its unforeseen consequences. From there, it explores the Stuarts, with attention to the catastrophic English Revolution culminating in the public execution of King Charles I in 1649, and the rise of the English republic that ended with the restoration of monarchy in 1660. The course then reflects on the transformation of the English state following the elite coup d'etat of 1688, the Glorious Revolution, a fundamental watershed that cleared the way for a constitutional monarchy, parliamentary sovereignty, and religious toleration in England.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
503

HIST321A: Britain 1700-1914

Industrialization has been one of the most significant processes of the past millennium, and its effects remain controversial today. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the mid-1700s and eventually spread to encompass the globe. In this course we will examine the unique preconditions, the unprecedented rise and decline, and the lasting effects of the first industrial revolution and the first industrial society, modern Britain. We will explore the characteristics distinguishing "modern" industrial societies; how economic upheaval produced struggles over political power among different social groups; and how understandings of government's responsibilities and the state's role in economic systems changed over time. We will also address how family and gender both constrained historical change and and were altered by it, and consider relations between the state and individuals, as well as Britain's changing relations with the continent of Europe, its empire, and the wider world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
504

HIST332: Vietnam And The Cold War

Causes and effects of America's longest war in light of global U.S.-Soviet rivalry and Asian nationalism.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST335: Western America: Law and Order

History of law and order in western North America in the context of the political, economic, environmental, social, and cultural history during the long nineteenth century, from the Land Ordinance of 1785 to the war between capital and labor.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
505

HIST343: Hist Of Mexican American

Survey from the 16th century to the present, with emphasis on social, political and economic trends in their historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST349: Hist Crime Am:1607-Pres

A history of crime in America from early Virginia through the present, with emphasis on violent crime, regional differences in crime, chronological changes, and causes of the same
Terms offered: Fall 2020
506

HIST351: Race + Class In Lat Am

The impact of commercial expansion, urbanization, industrialization, and ideological change on race and class relations in Latin America from the 16th to early 20th century.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
507

HIST353: World Hist for Future Educator

This one-semester, 3-unit World History survey introduces History and Education majors to concepts, topics, and methods for teaching World and Comparative history at the appropriate level for K-12 students. The class covers the entire span of human history, from pre-history and antiquity to the medieval and early modern periods to the industrial revolution and the contemporary world. Topics include: the origins of complex human social and political organization; the history of transcontinental and transoceanic migrations; the development of agriculture and early city-states; regional histories and global economies; religion and the rise of early empires; modern state formation; and the cultural impact of technological innovation.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
508

HIST355: U.S. Environment History

Examines the history of changing relations between human society and the natural world in North America.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST356: Global Environmntl Hist

This course will examine the ways in which different societies have defined, understood, valued, mapped, and made their livings in their environment. Also, it will explore how societies and environments mutually transform one another.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
509

HIST358: Natural History of Disasters

This one-semester, 3-unit undergraduate course examines the history of natural disasters. Earthquakes, storms, floods, fires, and droughts have all disrupted and transformed lives, environments, and societies. What defines a "natural" disaster? How have individuals, groups and nations understood and responded to these events? How have ideas about natural disasters changed over time? What are human responsibilities for natural disasters? Taking an environmental history approach, this course offers broadly based coverage of major topics in disaster studies, including cultural and political responses; disaster narratives and representations; changing scientific, technological and cultural interpretations of nature; memory and remembrances; impact of disasters on policy, economy, planning and society. We will explore and compare case studies through time and space. Throughout we will examine disasters as social, cultural and environmental phenomena, develop skills in analysis and interpretation, and consider the changing meanings of disasters.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
510

HIST361: U S Mexico Border Region

Evolution of the borderlands since the mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on bi-national interaction and interdependence.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
511

HIST362A: Culture Food & Health in Japan

How do we know what is good for us, who gets to decide, and how does "healthy" change over time? This seminar explores these basic questions through the lens of Japanese food culture: the dietary trends, choices, and ideas of proper consumption that help shape the relationship between people's bodies and the world around them. We will discuss how and why "eating right" became such an important issue in Japan from the seventeenth century to the present and ask what the everyday experience of eating can tell us about the core themes, concepts, and events in Japanese and East Asian history. By putting Japanese foodways in conversation with global gastronomy, we will investigate what makes food "cultural" and what makes it historical.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
512

HIST369: Mexico Snc Independence

Struggle for political, economic and social stability; international relations, cultural patterns.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
513

HIST370B: History of the Jews

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry from the Middle ages to the French Revolution.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST371A: Hist of Muslim Societies

Rise of Islam, creation of Islamic society, relationship of religion and politics.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
514

HIST372A: Hist+Reli:Israel Anc Tim

Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST372B: Hist+Reli:Israel Anc Tim

Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
515

HIST373: Politics of Health & Medicine

In this course we will examine the history of health - and health care - as well as the political dimensions of scientific research and medicine. Based on the understanding that health and health care are subject to political competitions on the nation state level and are mediated by changing global paradigms, we will use readings and class discussions to draw conclusions about citizenship rights in the Americas. We will start with a number of broad questions to make specific links: When did the responsibilities for citizens' health shift from being rooted in notions of charity to a sense of citizens' entitlement to state services? When, and under what circumstances, can people put pressure on their political leaders and make states accept increased responsibility for citizens' health? How can we best understand the links between global paradigm shifts and nation-state policy changes that protect public health as citizens' entitlement and a human right? And what are the historical reproductions of inequality that we find as we trace health policies in specific regions or nations? In 1946, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health to be "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The WHO also provided a definition of public health, referring to "all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases." The WHO's definition of health has been praised for its holistic vision; simultaneously it was condemned for being unrealistic, or, in the words of historian Robert Hughes, for being "more realistic for a bovine than a human state of existence." What are the political, economic, and social factors that make holistic approaches to disease (and to the protection of health) so difficult? Why would it be unrealistic to protect the health of all humans, and to assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services? How are the difficulties of protecting human health linked to competing definitions of disease, and how have the definitions of disease changed over time? We will explore how outcomes of scientific and medical research - as well as health policies, and the practice of medicine -- are shaped by historical subjectivities and are linked to such categories as race, class, gender, age, experience, and ability. Subjects will include (but are not limited to) social and socialized medicine, epidemics and diseases as "unequal killers," racial profiling, the projects of "missionaries of science" and "health internationalists," definitions of madness and sanity, competitions between traditional medicine and "modern" medical practice, and power struggles and political rivalries over the role of the state in welfare and the protection of public health.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
516

HIST374: The Holocaust

Socio-economic and intellectual roots of modern anti-Semitism, evolution of Nazi policy, the world of death camps, responses of Axis and Allied governments, and responses of the Jews.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
517

HIST375A: History of Memories 19th Cent

This course will examine histories of memories during the "long" nineteenth century (1789-1918) through the institutions and technologies that facilitate recall: museums, photography and cinema, print media and visual culture, as well as academic disciplines which emerged to study memory phenomena, such as history, psychology, archaeology, paleontology and more- many of which were created in the 19th century. The emergence of modern notions of time and its rapid pace of change will be considered alongside practices of preservation, conservation and the creation of memorials and monuments. Topics may include: the human body as a site of memory (tattoos, funerary practices); Napoleonic and Civil War memorials; theories of extinction; the first public museums; time capsules; tourism and souvenirs; the foundations of the modern university.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
518

HIST376: Communist China

This course looks at history of post-1949 China from two different perspectives. Students will read "proper" historical texts: political and intellectual essays, government documents, social reports, and scholarly historical monographs. These will be juxtaposed to different forms of narrative construction: movies, novels, and autobiographical accounts. With this integrated approach, the course examines the history of the People's Republic of China but also the continuous interplay between historiography and politics, history and memory, popular culture and learning.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST377: Modern Israel

Evolution of the State of Israel from the rise of Zionism in 19th Century Europe to the present. Survey of the origins of the State of Israel from the rise of Zionism in 19th Century Europe to the Declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. Evolution of the State of Israel from 1949 to the present. Emphasis on interactive generative processes and understanding of the interplay between past processes and present socio-political realities.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
519

HIST378: Global Human Rights

This course will explore the meanings of human rights in different historical contexts, as well as analyze ongoing contemporary conflicts over the universality of human rights. Our analytical lens will include political philosophers, nation-states and international organizations, but we will also pursue alternative visions and voices, exploring how human rights debates in the "West" were shaped by an uneasy tension with colonialism and slavery. The course explores the role of major governmental and non-governmental institutions in human rights activism, and analyzes emerging approaches to transnational geographies of justice. We will explore the ongoing contested boundaries of universal human rights protection, including gender and human rights; the collective rights of indigenous peoples; prisoners of war; and the rights of non-citizens within a global human rights regime still largely scripted by the dictates of national sovereignty.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
520

HIST379: Ottom Turk Emp 1300-1924

A survey of Ottoman history noting its expansion into Europe and the Middle East and its political and social institutions.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST380: ME & N Afr since "Arab Spring"

The revolutions and uprisings of the 2011 "Arab Spring" are undoubtedly the most significant democratic transformations since the fall of the Soviet Union. The extent of such revolutions has yet to be realized, yet it is essential to understand their origins and developments. This course will use "Arab Spring" as a lens for introducing students to the political systems, social issues, youth culture, new social media, international alliances, and cultural values of the Arab world.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
521

HIST383: Religion+State/Islam

Examines the changing relationship between Islam and politics from the time of the Prophet to the present day.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
522

HIST385: Intro to Political Islam

Political Islam has become one of the most ubiquitous forces across the Muslim world in the last four decades. While most of these movements share a common commitment to promoting Islamic morality and resisting external forces, there is enormous diversity and change within what is generalised as "Islamism". Student will learn to grasp the basic differences as well as overlaps in identity and approach between the major streams of contemporary political Islam with regard to popularity and location, preference for armed vs. political strategies, nationalism vs. Pan-Islamist orientation, sectarian attitudes, levels of pragmatism, etc. Students are expected to be familiar with basic history, geography and religious terminology of the Muslim world prior to taking this course.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
523

HIST386: Race/Gendr:Gene,Form,Pol

This course examines the gendered constitution of race in the U.S., from 18th century naturalism and 19th century scientific racism, to 20th and 21st century eugenics, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, and "color blindness".
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST387: History of Anti-Semitism

This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
524

HIST389: Mid East Ethnic+Rel Minr

Overview of ethnic and religious minorities in the contemporary Middle East, study of ethnic and religious diversity and its origin and manifestations in the modern Middle East. Examination of how the concept of religious and ethnic minority has emerged as a key factor in state policies towards minorities as well as the cultural, economic, political, religious, and educational lives of its people.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
525

HIST399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST400A: Pol+Cltr:Chilean History

In this course the history of Chilean nation-building from the early colonial roots to the 21st century will be analyzed. Focus is on political, social, and cultural histories of the country, giving attention to the unique characteristics of Chilean national developments. At the same time, connecting its historical idiosyncrasies to larger regional characteristics and to the trajectory that shaped Latin American developments from colonial encounters, to independence, to contemporary challenges.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
526

HIST403A: History of Greece

Beginning with Herodotus¿ history of the Persian Wars and concluding with Thucydides¿ account of the Peloponnesian War, you will read and discuss various types of ancient sources in order to write your own history of the growth of democracy, the spread of empire, and the persistence of war in Classical Greece.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST404A: History Of Rome

The Republic to the death of Caesar.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
527

HIST404B: History Of Rome

The Empire through the reign of Constantine the Great.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
528

HIST404C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
529

HIST405A: Medieval Europe

Major institutions and trends in Europe from the breakup of the Roman World to the 14th century.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST408: The Renaissance

Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries with special emphasis on Italy as the seat of the Renaissance. Topics include the city states, humanism, the Church in an age of Schism and secularization, Renaissance art, the New Monarchies and European exploration and imperialism.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
530

HIST408A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST409: The Reformation

The Reformation in thought and action both from the perspective of its religious origins and of the political and social conditions. Analysis of its impact on sixteenth century Europe including the spread of Protestant reformation and its companion movement, counter-reformation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
531

HIST411: Human Sexuality in World Hist

In this course we will trace the evolution of sexualities in historical context and the way human societies around the World construct their notions of sexualities over time. We will survey important developments in the history of sexuality from approximately 5000 B.C.E. to the present. We will concentrate on human beings' changing perceptions of the meaning of sexualities and how they relate to the dynamics of the political, cultural, and social movements that dominated World history throughout this period. In the modern period, people have attached meanings to sexualities that reflect deep social divisions between states and societies about the assignment of sexual and gender norms, regulation, criminalization, and sexual politics. We will try to ascertain the historical development of these contested meanings.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
532

HIST412A: European Enlightenments

Topics include philosophy, science, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, political economy.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST417A: North African Societies

The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
533

HIST425: History of Soviet Union

The Bolshevik Revolution and problems of Soviet and Russian history from 1917 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
534

HIST428: Food, Health & Enviro in Hist

Does food have a history? While seemingly a mundane aspect of everyday life, food has been central to cultural meaning, political conflict, religious life, and economic and social systems. Food has also been closely connected, both materially and in the realm of ideas, to bodily health and the natural environment, which will be the key themes of this course. Topics may include: the creation of the modern food system, the relationship between food production and landscape change, the shift from local to long-distance food procurement, the transformation of diet, the industrialization of agriculture, farm labor, the history of nutritional science and expert advice about what kinds of foods to eat, the development of global commodity chains, the environmental consequences of changes in the food system, the origins of public policy initiatives such as the school lunch and farm programs, and the rise of movements to challenge the conventional food system, such as vegetarianism, organic agriculture, and the local food movement. We will focus on historical experiences in their global and comparative context. Through this course, we will explore how a historical perspective can be insightful in understanding the food system.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
535

HIST436: Civil War+Reconstruction

Political, constitutional, economic, and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST438: U.S. 1918-1945: WW I/WW II

Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
536

HIST440: United States: 1945 to Present

American society and the role of the United States in world affairs from the Yalta Conference to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST441: Hist African Am Women

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Black people in American with a particular eye towards the experiences of Black women. The course will review some of the major historiographical issues presented by scholars of African American Women's History.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
537

HIST442: Nat Res & Law Sp Mx Border

This course examines the intersection of law and natural resources in the Spanish Borderlands of North America. We will study how the Spanish empire (and later an independent Mexico) defined natural resources as property rights and allocated such resources to Spanish settlers and Native peoples who lived in the dry expanse of the far northern frontier of New Spain (present day Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California). Assigned readings and class discussion will emphasize the myriad ways in which the Spanish civil law of property distributed land, water, grazing rights, and minerals, including the economic activities associated with these natural resources: farming, ranching, and mining. Conceptually speaking, the course also includes the transition to U.S. sovereignty and the introduction of American common law in places such as Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California. A clash of legal systems followed, as American common law often approached natural resources and property rights differently than Hispanic civil law. In order to better understand this clash, students will compare and contrast the fundamentals of the common and civil law systems, as well as the two international treaties that obliged the United States to apply the law of the prior sovereign to its recently acquired territory (the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase of 1854).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
538

HIST444: Islamic Mysticism

Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST445: Women In Islamic History

Examination of the roles women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
539

HIST450: Foreign Relations Since 1914

Examines the pivotal role played by the United States in world affairs since 1898, focusing on America's struggle with revolutionary movements in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST452: American Ethnic History

A history of various ethnic groups and their contributions to colonial America and the United States with an emphasis on community formation, identities, interethnic encounters, acculturation strategies, and legacies.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
540

HIST455: Hist of Women In Europe

This course will examine the history of women in Europe for the past several centuries, exploring women's participation in social and family labor systems as well as religious, political and cultural life. We will explore how women simultaneously participated in and coped with historical processes such as changing religious and political systems, commercialization and industrialization, and state formation. We will examine major areas of human activity--economic, political, cultural, social, religious, intellectual, to see how they shaped and were in turn shaped by women's activities and women's experiences. We will consider what this has implied for women's autonomy, choices, and power.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
541

HIST457A: Manhood+Masculiniy in U.S.

This course explores the social construction of the male gender across American history, from European colonization to the present. We examine shifting norms and ideals of manhood and masculinity in the home, in the workplace, in social settings, and in politics.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST459A: Turkey:Cult/Power/Hist

Question of East and West through study of Turkey: emergence of Turkey from Ottoman Empire; social, political, religious and economic reforms; modernization of institutions; identity; politics of history; gender; nationalism; development; liberalization; globalization.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
542

HIST461: The Spanish Conquest

The impact of conquest and Spanish rule on the native peoples of Mexico, Central American, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Topics include: conquest and ecology; land and labor; religion and culture; adaptation and resistance.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
543

HIST462B: History and Culture Edo Japan

This course offers students an in-depth look at the history and historiography of Edo Japan (1600-1868). Each week explores a different key theme in the social and cultural atmosphere of Japan under Tokugawa rule to provide a holistic view of life during the "Great Peace." Topics include the emergence of order from a time of instability and upheaval, exchange and tensions with the outside world and between social groups, and the political stakes of Edo's flowering popular culture. Class discussions will also provide an overview of the latest English-language scholarship on the Edo period to familiarize advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the styles of research and interpretation that inform our understanding of Japanese history today. We will pay particular attention to the major epochs in historiography and how their unique concerns influenced the diverse meanings attributed to Edo Japan over the last half century.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
544

HIST464: History Of Argentina

Survey of Argentine history and culture from the colonial era to the present.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

HIST465D: Contempr Spain,1868-Pres

The central theme of this course is the conversion of Spain from a far-flung world empire to a modern European nation-state. It will explore the many political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that have transformed Spain from a nation in decline to one of the leading nations in the European Community.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
545

HIST469: Gender & Sexuality in Latin Am

This course explores selected themes in Latin American history through gender as a category of historical analysis. Students will examine histories of men, women, gender and sexuality in different countries and regions of the Americas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST472: History Medieval India

Survey of Indian history from the 7th century to 1750.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
546

HIST476: Modern China

Survey of political, social, economic and cultural transformations undergone by China from ca. 1800 to the present. Provides students with a sense of both the major themes and the substance of the last two centuries of history of one of the world's major civilizations, as well as a better understanding of China's prominent position in the world today.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST479: Ottoman Empire To 1800

History of Ottoman Empire from its origins through the direct Western European impact, focusing on the political and social history of the empire in Europe and Asia.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
547

HIST484: Hist Arab/Israeli Confl

Origins of Zionism, and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the nineteenth century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST493: Internship

A work-related learning experience involving hands-on work and training in a history-related establishment, such as a museum, archives, historical society.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
548

HIST495F: Topics in US History

A colloquium or small lecture class; topics and time period will vary by instructor and may range from the colonial era to the present-day United States.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST495K: Colloquium on World Hist

A colloquium or small lecture class intended for majors and upperclassmen; topics vary by instructor.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
549

HIST496D: The Late Ottoman Empire

This course explores the history of the end of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East and the Balkans. Three approaches constitute the organizational framework. The first provides the chronological overview of Ottoman history necessary to see the last 150 years of the empire in perspective and in detail. The second explores a variety of topics chosen to highlight some of the broader transformations of the period. The third revolves around the problematic notion of the Ottoman historical legacy in the post-Ottoman era.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
550

HIST496H: Nature+Practice of Hist

The culmination of the History Major, HIST 496H (the Honors History Major Senior Capstone equivalent to HST 498) allows Honors students to pursue in depth the research interests they have developed in other history classes. The department offers several sections of various topics each semester. Usually taken the junior year, this research seminar teaches students to organize, research, and write a substantial paper (at least 20 pages) or, occasionally, its equivalent in a different form. This project will constitute original research: it will base its argument substantially on a critical evaluation of primary sources (in the original languages when possible, or in translation). It will also actively and critically engage secondary scholarship. Although the research paper is the final product, students will work toward this through a series of structured, graded stages--for example, a research proposal, historiographic essay, rough draft(s), class presentation, and final draft--each of which may involve giving and receiving peer commentary.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
551

HIST496P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST496S: Colonialism+Critique Mod

What modernity is and how it came about have long been hotly contested questions. The relationship between modernity and colonialism has often been central in these debates. The course considers this relationship by investigating how intellectuals in colonized lands have understood and critiqued modernity in comparison with Western theories.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
552

HIST498: Senior Capstone

The culmination of the History Major, HIST 498 allows students to pursue in depth the research interests they have developed in other history classes. The department offers several sections of various topics each semester. Usually taken in the last year in college, this research seminar teaches students to organize, research, and write a substantial paper (at least 20 pages) or, occasionally, its equivalent in a different form. This project will constitute original research: it will base its argument substantially on a critical evaluation of primary sources (in the original languages when possible, or in translation). It will also actively and critically engage secondary scholarship. Although the research paper is the final product, students will work toward this through a series of structured, graded stages--for example, a research proposal, historiographic essay, rough draft(s), class presentation, and final draft--each of which may involve giving and receiving peer commentary.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
553

HIST498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
554

HIST499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST504A: History Of Rome

The Republic to the death of Caesar. Graduate-level requirements include an additional in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
555

HIST504C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity. Graduate-level requirements include two short in-class presentations on particular aspects of course material; weekly responses to the assigned reading, focusing on modern scholarship; and a 5000-word final paper, comparative in nature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
556

HIST508A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course's objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page student essay and final paper 25-30 pages.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST509: The Reformation

The Reformation in thought and action both from the perspective of its religious origins and of the political and social conditions. Analysis of its impact on sixteenth century Europe including the spread of Protestant reformation and its companion movement, counter-reformation. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
557

HIST511: Human Sexuality in World Hist

In this course we will trace the evolution of sexualities in historical context and the way human societies around the World construct their notions of sexualities over time. We will survey important developments in the history of sexuality from approximately 5000 B.C.E. to the present. We will concentrate on human beings' changing perceptions of the meaning of sexualities and how they relate to the dynamics of the political, cultural, and social movements that dominated World history throughout this period. In the modern period, people have attached meanings to sexualities that reflect deep social divisions between states and societies about the assignment of sexual and gender norms, regulation, criminalization, and sexual politics. We will try to ascertain the historical development of these contested meanings. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive readings, in addition to the readings assigned for the undergraduate course. Graduate students are expected to attend the undergraduate lectures regularly and meet with the instructor on a group basis, twice monthly, in order to discuss regular course readings. Graduate students will write response papers (2 page single-spaced maximum) on their class readings, an annotated bibliography or research paper, and a historiography paper or research paper. Graduate student grading will be as follows; Meetings/Engagement/Preparation 40%, Response papers 20%, Annotated Bibliography or Research Paper 20%, Historiography Paper or Research Paper 20%.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
558

HIST517A: North African Societies

The objectives are to highlight the thematic, theoretical, and methodological approaches and contributions in the field of North African studies and to underline the relationship, continuities, and discontinuities between the colonial past and postcolonial realities. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page bibliographic essay and a 25 page final paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST525: History Of Soviet Union

The Bolshevik Revolution and problems of Soviet and Russian history from 1917 to the present. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
559

HIST528: Food, Health & Enviro in Hist

Does food have a history? While seemingly a mundane aspect of everyday life, food has been central to cultural meaning, political conflict, religious life, and economic and social systems. Food has also been closely connected, both materially and in the realm of ideas, to bodily health and the natural environment, which will be the key themes of this course. Topics may include: the creation of the modern food system, the relationship between food production and landscape change, the shift from local to long-distance food procurement, the transformation of diet, the industrialization of agriculture, farm labor, the history of nutritional science and expert advice about what kinds of foods to eat, the development of global commodity chains, the environmental consequences of changes in the food system, the origins of public policy initiatives such as the school lunch and farm programs, and the rise of movements to challenge the conventional food system, such as vegetarianism, organic agriculture, and the local food movement. We will focus on historical experiences in their global and comparative context. Through this course, we will explore how a historical perspective can be insightful in understanding the food system.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
560

HIST538: Us 1918-1945:Ww I/Ww II

Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war. Graduate-level requirements include taking examinations which consist entirely of essay questions, completing a research paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the professor, assisting the professor in leading discussion groups with undergraduate students over the assigned readings, providing questions from those readings for use by the professor in formulating quizzes for the undergraduates, and possibly presenting a lecture to the class if the student is nearing completion of graduate work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST541: Hist African Am Women

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Black people in American with a particular eye towards the experiences of Black women. The course will review some of the major historiographical issues presented by scholars of African American Women's History. Graduate-level requirements include additional research papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
561

HIST542: Nat Res & Law Sp Mx Border

This course examines the intersection of law and natural resources in the Spanish Borderlands of North America. We will study how the Spanish empire (and later an independent Mexico) defined natural resources as property rights and allocated such resources to Spanish settlers and Native peoples who lived in the dry expanse of the far northern frontier of New Spain (present day Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California). Assigned readings and class discussion will emphasize the myriad ways in which the Spanish civil law of property distributed land, water, grazing rights, and minerals, including the economic activities associated with these natural resources: farming, ranching, and mining. Conceptually speaking, the course also includes the transition to U.S. sovereignty and the introduction of American common law in places such as Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California. A clash of legal systems followed, as American common law often approached natural resources and property rights differently than Hispanic civil law. In order to better understand this clash, students will compare and contrast the fundamentals of the common and civil law systems, as well as the two international treaties that obliged the United States to apply the law of the prior sovereign to its recently acquired territory (the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase of 1854).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
562

HIST544: Islamic Mysticism

Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST545: Women In Islamic History

Examination of the roles women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meetings with the instructor and an additional research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
563

HIST559A: Turkey:Cult/Power/Hist

Question of East and West through study of Turkey: emergence of Turkey from Ottoman Empire; social, political, religious and economic reforms; modernization of institutions; identity; politics of history; gender; nationalism; development; liberalization; globalization. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings, course presentations, and a 20-page research paper with a prospectus.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
564

HIST562B: History and Culture Edo Japan

This course offers students an in-depth look at the history and historiography of Edo Japan (1600-1868). Each week explores a different key theme in the social and cultural atmosphere of Japan under Tokugawa rule to provide a holistic view of life during the "Great Peace." Topics include the emergence of order from a time of instability and upheaval, exchange and tensions with the outside world and between social groups, and the political stakes of Edo's flowering popular culture. Class discussions will also provide an overview of the latest English-language scholarship on the Edo period to familiarize advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the styles of research and interpretation that inform our understanding of Japanese history today. We will pay particular attention to the major epochs in historiography and how their unique concerns influenced the diverse meanings attributed to Edo Japan over the last half century.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
565

HIST572: History Medieval India

Survey of Indian history from the 7th century to 1750. Graduate-level requirements include additional research or writing. See instructor for details.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST576: Modern China

Survey of political, social, economic and cultural transformations undergone by China from ca. 1800 to the present. Provides students with a sense of both the major themes and the substance of the last two centuries of history of one of the world's major civilizations, as well as a better understanding of China's prominent position in the world today. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper and additional readings.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
566

HIST579: Ottoman Empire To 1800

History of Ottoman Empire from its origins through the direct Western European impact, focusing on the political and social history of the empire in Europe and Asia. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST584: Hist Arab/Israeli Confl

Origins of Zionism, and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the nineteenth century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
567

HIST593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST593L: Legislative Internship

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
568

HIST595F: Topics in US History

Colloquium covers topics in United States, such as an urban history from colonial to modern periods. Graduate-level requirements include additional reading, plus 3 options regarding written work: (1) 20-25 page essay based on own research (2) create a syllabus for the undergrad course (3) complete 20 page historiographical essay.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST596D: The Late Ottoman Empire

This course explores the history of the end of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East and the Balkans. Three approaches constitute the organizational framework. The first provides the chronological overview of Ottoman history necessary to see the last 150 years of the empire in perspective and in detail. The second explores a variety of topics chosen to highlight some of the broader transformations of the period. The third revolves around the problematic notion of the Ottoman historical legacy in the post-Ottoman era.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
569

HIST596M: Mid East:Topics Hist+Civ

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST596P: Women's Life Writing

Women's lives come to us in many forms: oral history, diaries, autobiography, biography, letters, "testimonios," photos. This course will explore the wide variety of women's life-writing, addressing text and context. Students will read primary texts and analytical scholarship. Research paper or project required. Graduate-level requirements include a 15-page paper plus additional background reading on each life story discussed in class.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
570

HIST596S: Colonialism+Critique Mod

What modernity is and how it came about have long been hotly contested questions. The relationship between modernity and colonialism has often been central in these debates. The course considers this relationship by investigating how intellectuals in colonized lands have understood and critiqued modernity in comparison with Western theories. Graduate-level requirements include reading secondary articles, a five-page paper for discussion, lead weekly readings, a more substantial final paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
571

HIST693: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST695A: Adv Studies in U.S. Hist

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
572

HIST695B: Adv Study in Lat Am Hist

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST695E: Adv Studies Hist Women

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
573

HIST695H: Comparative History

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST695K: Historiography

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
574

HIST696C: 20th-Century US History

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

HIST696F: Early Modern Europe

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
575

HIST699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
576

HIST910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

HIST920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
577
School of Information
578

INFO492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment. Such work must be approved and supervised by a School of Information faculty member.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
579

INFO499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
580

INFO501: Designing an Installation

This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to understanding and designing art installations. Enrollees will learn principles, tools, and techniques of rapid prototyping and installation design, and will collaborate to design and implement a large-scale installation by the end of the semester. The course lectures will also provide an overview of the history, theory, and aesthetics of installation art. Graduate-level requirements include writing an analytical paper comparing several recent installation projects in relation to themes found in contemporary art (e.g., Artificial Life, Body/Identity Politics, Social Media/Hacktivism, Virtual or Augmented Reality, Databases and Information Visualization). The paper should be 15-20 pages in length.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
581

INFO505: Foundations of Information

This course introduces fundamental ideas of the Information Age, focusing on the value, organization, use, and processing of information. The course is organized as a survey of these ideas, with readings from the research literature. Specific topics (e.g., visualization, retrieval) will be covered by guest faculty who research in each of these areas.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO507: Information Research Methods

This seminar introduces fundamental methods for both qualitative and quantitative research in information studies. Additionally, the seminar introduces the student to established and emerging areas of scholarly research in Schools of Information to encourage her to identify a personal research agenda. The seminar is organized in two main parts: the first part introduces relevant research methods (quantitative and qualitative), whereas the second part overviews specific research directions currently active in the School of Information. The second part of the seminar will be covered by guest faculty who research in each of the covered areas.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
582

INFO510: Bayesian Modeling & Inference

Bayesian modeling and inference is a powerful modern approach to representing the statistics of the world, reasoning about the world in the face of uncertainty, and learning about it from data. It cleanly separates the notions of representation, reasoning, and learning. It provides a principled framework for combining multiple source of information such as prior knowledge about the world with evidence about a particular case in observed data. This course will provide a solid introduction to the methodology and associated techniques, and show how they are applied in diverse domains ranging from computer vision to molecular biology to astronomy. Graduate-level requirements include different exams requiring greater depth of understanding of topics, and will be assigned questions based on graduate-student specific assignments topics.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
583

INFO514: Computational Social Science

This course will guide students through advanced applications of computational methods for social science research. Students will be encouraged to consider social problems from across sectors, like health science, education, environmental policy and business. Particular attention will be given to the collection and use of data to study social networks, online communities, electronic commerce and digital marketing. Students will consider the many research designs used in contemporary social research and will learn to think critically about claims of causality, mechanisms, and generalization in big data studies. Graduate requirements include additional readings and a more in-depth final paper than is required at the undergraduate level.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
584

INFO515: Organization/Information

Introduction to the theories and practices used in the organization of information. Overview of national and international standards, practices and ethical challenges for access to information in collections.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
585

INFO516: Intro: Human Computer Interact

The field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) encompasses the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive computing systems. This course will provide a survey of HCI theory and practice. The course will address the presentation of information and the design of interaction from a human-centered perspective, looking at relevant perceptive, cognitive, and social factors influencing in the design process. It will motivate practical design guidelines for information presentation through Gestalt theory and studies of consistency, memory, and interpretation. Technological concerns will be examined that include interaction styles, devices, constraints, affordances, and metaphors. Theories, principles and design guidelines will be surveyed for both classical and emerging interaction paradigms, with case studies from practical application scenarios. As a central theme, the course will promote the processes of usability engineering, introducing the concepts of participatory design, requirements analysis, rapid prototyping, iterative development, and user evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies will be discussed. This course is co-convened: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to enroll. Graduate students will be expected to complete more substantial projects and will be given more in-depth reading assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
586

INFO517: Intro to Digital Cultures

Digital information technologies shape our lives. The benefits and the possible dangers of digital information technologies will be explored from a multidisciplinary perspective, looking at the insights into our digital age from history, linguistics sociology, political theory, information science, and philosophy. Students will have opportunities for active reflection on the ways in which digital technology shapes learning and social interaction. Graduate-level requirements include different percent break-down of requirements and more stringent expectations in work produced.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

INFO521: Intro to Machine Learning

Machine learning describes the development of algorithms which can modify their internal parameters (i.e., "learn") to recognize patterns and make decisions based on example data. These examples can be provided by a human, or they can be gathered automatically as part of the learning algorithm itself. This course will introduce the fundamentals of machine learning, will describe how to implement several practical methods for pattern recognition, feature selection, clustering, and decision making for reward maximization, and will provide a foundation for the development of new machine learning algorithms.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
587

INFO523: Data Mining/Discovery

This course will introduce students to the concepts and techniques of data mining for knowledge discovery. It includes methods developed in the fields of statistics, large-scale data analytics, machine learning, pattern recognition, database technology and artificial intelligence for automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data to extract previously unknown interesting patterns. Topics include understanding varieties of data, data preprocessing, classification, association and correlation rule analysis, cluster analysis, outlier detection, and data mining trends and research frontiers. We will use software packages for data mining, explaining the underlying algorithms and their use and limitations. The course include laboratory exercises, with data mining case studies using data from many different resources such as social networks, linguistics, geo-spatial applications, marketing and/or psychology
Terms offered: Fall 2020
588

INFO524: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that has been widely used in recent years in various areas, such as education, training, well-being, and entertainment. Virtual reality offers a highly immersive experience as the head mounted displays replace the vision of the users with digital imagery. It encompasses many disciplines, such as computer science, human computer interaction, game design and development, information science, and psychology. This course merges a theoretical and practical approach to give students the necessary knowledge to design, develop, and critique virtual reality games and applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

INFO525: Algorithms for Games

Algorithms is a crucial component of game development. This course will provide students with an in-depth introduction to algorithm concepts for game development. The course will cover basic algorithm and data structures concepts, basic math concepts related to game algorithms, physics and artificial intelligence based game algorithms that are supplemented with modern examples. Unity Game Engine along with C# programming language will be used throughout the class.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
589

INFO529: Applied Cyberinfrastruct Conc

Students will learn from experts from projects that have developed widely adopted foundational Cyberinfrastrcutrue resources, followed by hands-on laboratory exercises focused around those resources. Students will use these resources and gain practical experience from laboratory exercises for a final project using a data set and meeting requirements provided by domain scientists. Students will be provided access to computer resources at: UA campus clusters, iPlant Collaborative and at NSF XSEDE. Students will also learn to write a proposal for obtaining future allocation to large scale national resources through XSEDE. Graduate-level requirements include reading a paper related to cyberinfrastructure, present it to the class, and lead a discussion on the paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
590

INFO533: Med On-Line Searching

This course will focus on the online retrieval and evaluation of medical literature and the issues surrounding provision of timely, relevant, peer-reviewed medical information. Emphasis will be on the development of the intellectual acuity required to provide physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, medical researchers and consumers with targeted responses to medical queries. Current search modalities such as Evidence-Based Medicine will be covered both in readings and in class discussions.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO539: Stat Nat Lang Processing

This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models. Graduate-level requirements include assignments of greater scope than undergraduate assignments. In addition to being more in-depth, graduate assignments are typically longer and additional readings are required.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
591

INFO540: Introduction To Archives

Provides an introduction to the archival profession with focus on theory and practice in the areas of appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference, preservation, exhibitions, outreach, and electronic resource development.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO550: Artificial Intelligence

The methods and tools of Artificial Intelligence used to provide systems with the ability to autonomously problem solve and reason with uncertain information. Topics include: problem solving (search spaces, uninformed and informed search, games, constraint satisfaction), principles of knowledge representation and reasoning (propositional and first-order logic, logical inference, planning), and representing and reasoning with uncertainty (Bayesian networks, probabilistic inference, decision theory). Graduate-level requirements include additional reading of supplementary material, more rigorous tests and homework assignments, and a more sophisticated course project.sophisticated application and technique.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
592

INFO551: Game Development

This course provides an introduction to video game development. We will explore game design (not just computer games, but all games) and continue with an examination of game prototyping. Once we have working prototypes, we will continue with the development of a complete 2D computer game. The remaining course topics include: designing the game engine, rendering the graphics to the screen, and artificial intelligence. Students will be given periodic homework that reinforces what was learned in class. Homework will include developing a game prototype, game design documentation, some programming tasks. Students will work in small teams to develop a working game as a term project. Grades will be primarily based on the term project with some small amount of weight to homework. The examples provided in class will be programmed in Java and available for execution on any operating system. Programming homework assignments will be done in either Java or the language chosen by the instructor. The term project can be written in any programming language with instructor permission.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
593

INFO557: Neural Networks

Neural networks are a branch of machine learning that combines a large number of simple computational units to allow computers to learn from and generalize over complex patterns in data. Students in this course will learn how to train and optimize feed forward, convolutional, and recurrent neural networks for tasks such as text classification, image recognition, and game playing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO565: Info Arch & Controllled Vocab

Introduction to organization systems that use controlled vocabularies. Principles, standards, design and maintenance of thesauri using computer software are studied. The use of controlled vocabularies in website design and digital libraries is also explored.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
594

INFO567: Leadership & the Info Org

All information organizations (libraries, archives, museums, and public and corporate organizations involved in information management) have leadership expectations of their professional employees whether they are in management positions or not. This course focuses the theories, principles, and practices of leadership in these organizations. The course will cover what is leadership and how it differs from management. It will identify what it means to be a professional-- career versus job orientation; understanding personal strengths and management styles (Myers-Briggs, Emotional Intelligence); and professional values-- customer focus, continual learning, diversity. It will also cover understanding organizations and organizational cultures; working on teams; collaboration and negotiation; project management; data based decisions; program development and budgeting, assessment and evaluation; communication skills and interpersonal skills-- including giving and receiving constructive feedback; managing conflict; relationship building and networking; leading change and managing up; and what to look for in a new position.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
595

INFO570: Database Dev And Mgmt

This course covers theory, methods, and techniques widely used to design and develop a relational database system and students will develop a broad understanding of modern database management systems. applications of fundamental database principles in a stand-alone database environment using MS Access and Windows are emphasized. Applications in an Internet environment will be discussed using MySQL in the Linux platform. Graduate-level requirements include a group project consisting of seven sections: Database Design; Implementation (Tables); Forms; Data Retrieval (Queries/Reports); Project Presentation; Project Report; and, Peer Evaluation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO571: Intro Info Technology

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts and applications of Internet-related information technology and its impacts on individual users, groups, organizations, and society. The topics in this survey course include computing basics, network applications, human computer interactions, computer-support cooperative work, social aspects of information systems, information ethics, and other economic legal issues and ethical issues related to digital services and products.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
596

INFO575: User Interf+Website Dsgn

Study of the user interface in information systems, of human computer interaction, and of website design and evaluation. Graduate-level requirements include group work and longer examinations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
597

INFO577: Information Security

Security is about protecting assets, such as money and physical possessions. For instance, we use walls, locks, burglar alarms, and even armed guards to keep other people from stealing and/or destroying our stuff. These days, information is typically one of our most important assets. Thus, we have to worry about the possibility of other people stealing and/or destroying it. For instance, criminals threaten our data with scareware or ransomware in order to extort money from us. Also, they use phishing scams and spyware in order to steal our personal information (including passwords), which they can then use to access our computer systems and even steal our identities. The Group Presentation requires those taking the graduate course to participate in creating an online presentation on a topic within the scope of digital security.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
598

INFO578: Science Information

In today's digital society, people have access to a wide variety of information sources and scientific data. In this course, students will learn about the role of science and scientific data in society, and they will consider means for making science information findable and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. This course will provide students an interdisciplinary experience for considering science data and how that information gets shared across contexts.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
599

INFO580: Data for the Semantic Web

Organizing information in electronic formats requires standard machine readable languages. This course covers recent standards including XML(eXtensible Markup Language) and related technologies (XPath and XSLT) which are used widely in current information organization systems. Building on a sounding understanding of XML technologies, the course also introduces students to newer standards that support the development of the Semantic Web. These standards include RDF (Resource Description Framework), RDFS (RDF Schema), and OWL (Web Ontology Language) and their application under the Linked Data paradigm. While the application of many specific XML schemas used in libraries and other information setting such as science and business will be used to provide the context for various topics, the main focus of the course is on understanding the concepts of XML and Semantic Web technologies and on applying practical skills in various settings, including but not limiting to libraries. The course is heavy with hands-on assignments and requires students complete a final group project.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
600

INFO587: Info Seeking Behaviors

Information-seeking theories, methods, and user behaviors will be covered in order to gain an understanding of how people seek, gather, retrieve and use information. Information-seeking behavior draws on literature from library and information science, psychology, and communications. Graduate-level requirements include conducting a real-world experience or evaluation of information seeking behaviors in a self selected social context and information system. The project will include a two-page proposal of the experience due at the mid term and an online presentation to the class of the findings of the study, including; problem/issue studies, research question, data collected and analyzed, significance to the social context, and a statement of personal relationships to the topic and participants.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
601

INFO595: Special Topics in Information

Special topics courses are offered to allow students to explore specialized topics not covered in the program curriculum. Multiple topics might be offered in any given year, and specialized topic descriptions will be advertised by the School for students interested in enrolling in the course. A specific course syllabus will be published prior to the offer of a special topic course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
602

INFO608: Managing the Information Org

This course is designed to provide new information professionals with a basic understanding of ethical dilemmas and management concepts and theories as they are practiced in information organizations and to build some beginning management skills and competencies. By the end of the course, students should have a broad understanding and be able to discuss the difference between leadership and management, the types of organizational structures and cultures, the value of diversity and inclusion to organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and decision-making structures and ethical decision-making. Basic development in budgeting, project management, human resource management, and effective self-management are part of the course. Students will develop an awareness of personal strengths, professional values and leadership styles and competencies. The course is intended to help students be effective in a variety of organizations and build skills that will lead to middle level management positions and beyond.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
603

INFO640: Adv Archives: Apprsl & Dscr

This course examines the archivist's `first' responsibility - the appraisal of records for long-term preservation. Appraisal is first in the sequence of archival functions and, therefore, influences all subsequent archival activities. Importantly, appraisal is integral in archiving as, through it, archivists determine what sliver of the total human documentary production will actually become `archives' and thus part of society's historical narrative and collective memory. By performing appraisal and selection, archivists are thereby actively shaping the future's history of our times. Topics covered in this course include: Historical Foundations, Key Ideas, and Debates in Appraisal; Appraisal Methods and Strategies; Appraisal for Specific Formats and Genres; and Issues Relating to Appraisal, Democratization, Ethics, and Social Justice. Course readings, assignments, lectures, and discussions will provide students with a thorough knowledge of the basic theories, strategies, professional practices and discourses concerning appraisal with an orientation to doing this job well as working archivists. This is a reading intensive course. Students are expected to attend all classes, do all assigned readings, and participate in in-class and online discussions. Discussions are an integral part of this class as we make sense of our readings and everyday practices together. Participation is absolutely necessary for success. Students are encouraged to integrate relevant prior classroom learning, and personal, professional, and research experiences and reflect upon how these might be utilized or translated in order to work with communities, their archives, and archival materials.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
604

INFO671: Intro Digital Curation/Preserv

LIS/INFO 671 introduces the basic functions of: * digital curation, a term that refers to the full set of management processes needed to create, select, describe, preserve and facilitate access to all types of digital collections, and * digital preservation, a formal endeavor to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible and usable. We will focus primarily on digital curation and preservation in archives, libraries and museums, but we will also explore and compare digital curation and preservation practices from other disciplines, such as e-commerce, government documents and various business document systems and collections, in order to understand both the differences and similarities in the organization, management and preservation of different digital collections. By concentrating on common principles of information organization and information life cycles, you will be able to translate your learning and skills to many kinds of digital collections across disciplines and institutional cultures. This course will also introduce the basic problems associated with digital preservation. It will give students a thorough orientation to the technological and organizational approaches, which have been developed to address long-term preservation concerns. Finally, the course will examine the current state of the art in digital preservation and assess what challenges remain in research and implementation, policy, and ethical challenges in digital curation and preservation efforts. This course is designed to help new information professionals identify roles to play in managing and preserving digital objects and collections, and at the same time to enhance their effectiveness in working across organizational and technical boundaries.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
605

INFO672: Intro Applied Technology

This course provides a basic understanding of technology in the digital information environment along with an introduction to practical hands-on skills needed to manage digital information. The course combines reading, discussion, collaboration, project work, independent study, and guided hands-on practice. The course covers the basic installation, setup and maintenance of key systems found in the digital information environment today. Linux is used as a foundation for learning while drawing parallels to the Windows server operating system, Unix operating systems, and other operating systems.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

INFO673: Managing Digital Info

This course provides you with a basic understanding of the theory and practical approaches to the management of information and technology in the digital information environment. Management topics considered in this course range from the strategic (planning, leadership, and policy development) to the tactical (project management, the acquisition and deployment of technology) and ethical challenges and decision making for administrators, group leaders and project managers. The course combines reading, discussion, collaboration, project work, independent study, and guided hands-on practice in order to reinforce the concepts described in the project objectives.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
606

INFO675: Adv Digital Collections

This three-credit course is one of six required for completion of the Certificate in Digital Information Management (DigIn). This course will provide an in-depth look at the processes involved in building and managing digital collections and institutional repositories. The course will have a strong hands-on component in which students will apply advanced resource description methods to a collection, and then build a prototype repository along with a basic access system. Students will also analyze and discuss case examples of digital collections, focusing on technology management issues and organizational strategies for building different types of collections.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
607

INFO692: Directed Research

Directed Research courses are intended to cover advanced material outside of or beyond the scope of current course offerings. In such courses, the student will work on a research project under the direct supervision of a School of Information faculty member. The research topic should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development of the student¿s knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a research plan including the expected outcome and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The research plan should include a problem statement, proposed research methods, expected outcome, a schedule of research activities and meeting schedule between the student and the faculty advisor, and the assessment of the student performance. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the requested credits. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
608

INFO693: Internship

Internship is intended to provide an opportunity for students to build on what they have mastered in the program and practice the knowledge and skills in the real world. The Internship should be relevant to student's degree competencies and contribute to the development and enforcement of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose an internship plan and the identify an internship site supervisor, who typically is external. The site supervisor and the graduate advisor of the school need to approve the plan prior to course registration. The plan should include goals for the internship, degree competencies addressed by the internship, expected tasks to be completed, work schedule, and the assessment plan. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the units registered (3 units = 135 hours). The internship may be paid or unpaid. Student may take an internship in the same organization where student is employed, but work planed for the internship need to have a clear separation from the work expected by the employment. At the conclusion of the internship, the site supervisor is expected to submit a written assessment of student's work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
609

INFO696E: Graduate Seminar

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
610

INFO698: Capstone

Capstone Project is intended to provide an opportunity for students to show off what they have mastered in the program. The project should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development and enforcement of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a project plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The project plan should include goals for the project, MS competencies addressed by the project, system design, an implementation schedule, and the assessment plan. The project plan should also include reasonable milestones and check points. The amount of the work should be appropriate for a 3-unit course. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
611

INFO699: Independent Study

Independent studies are intended to cover advanced material outside of or beyond the scope of current course offerings. The topic should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a study plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The study plan should include learning objectives, readings and/or activities, a schedule of the meetings between the student and the faculty advisor, and the learning outcome and its assessment. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the requested credits. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
612

INFO920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Fall 2020
613
Information Resources & Library Science
614

IRLS441: Children's Lit in Span


Terms offered: Spring 2020
615
Information Science, Technology & Arts
616

ISTA100: Great Ideas of the Info Age

Important ideas and applications of information science and technology in the sciences, humanities and arts. Information, entropy, coding; grammar and parsing; syntax and semantics; networks and relational representations; decision theory, game theory; and other great ideas form the intellectual motifs of the Information Age and are explored through applications such as robotic soccer, chess-playing programs, web search, population genetics among others.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA116: Statistic Foundations Info Age

Understanding uncertainty and variation in modern data: data summarization and description, rules of counting and basic probability, data visualization, graphical data summaries, working with large data sets, prediction of stochastic outputs from quantitative inputs. Operations with statistical computer packages such as R.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
617

ISTA130: Computational Thinking & Doing

An introduction to computational techniques and using a modern programming language to solve current problems drawn from science, technology, and the arts. Topics include control structures, elementary data structures, and effective program design and implementation techniques. Weekly laboratory.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
618

ISTA131: Dealing with Data

At the core of Information Science lies the digital data that is the object of study. This course aims to introduce the tools, techniques, and issues involved with the handling of this data: where it comes from, how to store and retrieve it, how to extract knowledge from the data via analysis, and the social, ethical, and legal issues involved in its use. Throughout the course, students will be given hands-on experience with actual datasets from a variety of sources including social media and citizen science projects, as well as experience with common tools for analysis and visualization. Students will also examine topical case studies involving legal and ethical issues surrounding data.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
619

ISTA161: Ethics in a Digital World

This course explores the social, legal, and cultural fallout from the exponential explosion in communication, storage, and increasing uses of data and data production. In this class, we emphasize the opposing potentials of information technologies to make knowledge widely available and to distort and restrict our perceptions. In a world of rapid technological change, topics include (but are not limited to): eavesdropping and secret communications, privacy; Internet censorship and filtering, cyberwarfare, computer ethics and ethical behavior, copyright protection and peer-to-peer networks, broadcast and telecommunications regulation, including net neutrality, data leakage, and the power and control of search engines.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA230: Intro Web Design-Development

An introduction to web design and development, with an emphasis on client-side technologies. Topics include HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, and web design best practices.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
620

ISTA251: Introduction to Game Design

This course provides an introduction to game design and teaches students the fundamental concepts for creating games. Students will survey many different games, exploring the issues game designers face when designing games in different genres. Students will participate in a series of game design challenges and will be responsible for designing and prototyping simple games using a game building tool. Students will present their solutions to these challenges in front of the class for general discussion and constructive criticism.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA263: Learning in Information Age

Students will study how digital technologies are changing how people learn, how technology-based learning supports new approaches to assessment, how theories of learning are being developed to support research in these emerging areas, and how research on human learning is informing the design of computers that learn.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
621

ISTA301: Computing and the Arts

This course examines the ways in which computing and information science support and facilitate the production and creation of art in current society. A particular focus of the course will be to discuss how artists have used advances in technology and computing capacity to explore new ways of making art, and to investigate the relationships between technical innovation and the artistic process.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
622

ISTA302: Technology of Sound

This course will provide the student with the information and experience necessary for the creation and manipulation of digital audio. Students will have the opportunity to experience the music-making process with the technology tools and techniques that are common in both home and professional studios. The class will make use of a variety of software packages designed for contemporary music production, explaining the universal techniques and concepts that run through all major software programs. Topics will include musical analysis, MIDI control, synthesis techniques, audio editing, and audio mixing. Lab assignments will emphasize hands-on experience working with musical hardware and software to provide the necessary skills to create music based on today¿s musical styles. The course provides the foundation for further study, creative applications, and personal expression.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
623

ISTA303: Intro to Creative Coding

While the 20th Century saw the rise of the knowledge worker and the information worker, the 21st Century has ushered in the era of the creative professional. Our society is being rapidly transformed by new technologies that are revolutionizing many spheres of life, from entrepreneurship to artistic production. This course provides an introduction to software and hardware packages that are spurring innovation and creativity. Students will explore rapid prototyping, object design, and physical computing using Computer-Aided Design Software, 3D printing technology, and Arduino circuit boards. The Processing programming language will be introduced in this course and used to create generative artworks in both visual and audio idioms. An overview of creative evolutionary computation will survey applications of genetic algorithms and artificial intelligence for creating art.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
624

ISTA311: Foundation of Info & Inference

An introduction to the mathematical theories of probability and information as tools for inference, decision-making, and efficient communication. Topics include discrete and continuous random variables, measures of information and uncertainty, discrete time/discrete state Markov chains, elements of Bayesian inference and decision-making, Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood parameter estimation, and elementary coding theory.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
625

ISTA321: Data Mining and Discovery

This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of data mining for knowledge discovery. This includes methods developed in the fields of statistics, large-scale data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence for automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data to extract previously unknown interesting patterns. Topics include understanding varieties of data, classification, association rule analysis, cluster analysis, and anomaly detection. We will use software packages for data mining, explaining the underlying algorithms and their use and limitations. The course include laboratory exercises, with data mining case studies using data from biological sequences and networks, social networks, linguistics, ecology, geo-spatial applications, marketing and psychology.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
626

ISTA330: Advanced Web Design

Introduction to event-driven programming and prototype-oriented programming using JavaScript. Course topics include JavaScript language basics, Document Object Model (DOM) interaction and manipulation, DOM event management, and dynamic media creation.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA331: Princ Data Science

ISTA 331 explores the ideas and techniques that businesspersons and scientists alike use to exploit data in order to create knowledge and make money. Topics and projects may include recommender systems (which powered Amazon's rise to global retail dominance), spam filters (the first machine learning application that affected our daily lives), topic extraction from documents, and an introduction to neural networks.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
627

ISTA350: Prog for Informatics Apps

This course will provide an introduction to informatics application programming using the python programming language and applying statistical concepts from a first semester statistics course. A key goal of this course is to prepare students for upper division ISTA courses by expanding on the skills gained in ISTA 116 and 130 but will be broadly applicable to any informatics discipline. Throughout the semester students will be faced with information application problems drawn from several different disciplines in order to expand their breadth of experience while simultaneously increasing their depth of knowledge of scientific and informatics programming methods. Students will practice problem decomposition and abstraction, gaining experience in identifying commonly occurring information processing issues and in applying well-known solutions. In addition, students will design their own algorithmic solutions to problems and will learn how to effectively compare different solutions, evaluating efficiency in order to choose the best solution for a given problem. Periodic code reviews will be held in order to expose students to a range of different solution methods, which will aid them in discovering weaknesses in their own work and will improve their ability to communicate with others on technical topics. The course will include an introduction to the python scientific computing libraries and other statistical packages. Additional course topics will include the use of version control systems, software profiling, general software engineering practices and basic shell scripting.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
628

ISTA391: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA401: Designing an Installation

This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to understanding and designing art installations. Enrollees will learn principles, tools, and techniques of rapid prototyping and installation design, and will collaborate to design and implement a large-scale installation by the end of the semester. The course lectures will also provide an overview of the history, theory, and aesthetics of installation art.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
629

ISTA410: Bayesian Modeling & Inference

Bayesian modeling and inference is a powerful modern approach to representing the statistics of the world, reasoning about the world in the face of uncertainty, and learning about it from data. It cleanly separates the notions of representation, reasoning, and learning. It provides a principled framework for combining multiple source of information such as prior knowledge about the world with evidence about a particular case in observed data. This course will provide a solid introduction to the methodology and associated techniques, and show how they are applied in diverse domains ranging from computer vision to molecular biology to astronomy.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
630

ISTA416: Intro: Human Computer Interact

The field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) encompasses the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive computing systems. This course will provide a survey of HCI theory and practice. The course will address the presentation of information and the design of interaction from a human-centered perspective, looking at relevant perceptive, cognitive, and social factors influencing in the design process. It will motivate practical design guidelines for information presentation through Gestalt theory and studies of consistency, memory, and interpretation. Technological concerns will be examined that include interaction styles, devices, constraints, affordances, and metaphors. Theories, principles and design guidelines will be surveyed for both classical and emerging interaction paradigms, with case studies from practical application scenarios. As a central theme, the course will promote the processes of usability engineering, introducing the concepts of participatory design, requirements analysis, rapid prototyping, iterative development, and user evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies will be discussed. This course is co-convened: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to enroll. Graduate students will be expected to complete more substantial projects and will be given more in-depth reading assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
631

ISTA421: Intro to Machine Learning

Machine learning describes algorithms which can modify their internal parameters (i.e., "learn") to recognize patterns and make decisions based on examples or through interaction with the environment. This course will introduce the fundamentals of machine learning, will describe how to implement several practical methods for pattern recognition, feature selection, clustering, and decision making for reward maximization, and will provide a foundation for the development of new machine learning algorithms.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA424: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that has been widely used in recent years in various areas, such as education, training, well-being, and entertainment. Virtual reality offers a highly immersive experience as the head mounted displays replace the vision of the users with digital imagery. It encompasses many disciplines, such as computer science, human computer interaction, game design and development, information science, and psychology. This course merges a theoretical and practical approach to give students the necessary knowledge to design, develop, and critique virtual reality games and applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
632

ISTA425: Algorithms for Games

Algorithms is a crucial component of game development. This course will provide students with an in-depth introduction to algorithm concepts for game development. The course will cover basic algorithm and data structures concepts, basic math concepts related to game algorithms, physics and artificial intelligence based game algorithms that are supplemented with modern examples. Unity Game Engine along with C# programming language will be used throughout the class.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA429: Applied Cyberinfrastruct Conc

Students will learn from experts from projects that have developed widely adopted foundational Cyberinfrastrcutrue resources, followed by hands-on laboratory exercises focused around those resources. Students will use these resources and gain practical experience from laboratory exercises for a final project using a data set and meeting requirements provided by domain scientists. Students will be provided access to computer resources at: UA campus clusters, iPlant Collaborative and at NSF XSEDE. Students will also learn to write a proposal for obtaining future allocation to large scale national resources through XSEDE.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
633

ISTA439: Stat Nat Lang Processing

This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

ISTA450: Artificial Intelligence

The methods and tools of Artificial Intelligence used to provide systems with the ability to autonomously problem solve and reason with uncertain information. Topics include: problem solving (search spaces, uninformed and informed search, games, constraint satisfaction), principles of knowledge representation and reasoning (propositional and first-order logic, logical inference, planning), and representing and reasoning with uncertainty (Bayesian networks, probabilistic inference, decision theory).
Terms offered: Spring 2020
634

ISTA451: Game Development

This course provides an introduction to video game development. We will explore game design (not just computer games, but all games) and continue with an examination of game prototyping. Once we have working prototypes, we will continue with the development of a complete 2D computer game. The remaining course topics include: designing the game engine, rendering the graphics to the screen, and artificial intelligence. Students will be given periodic homework that reinforces what was learned in class. Homework will include developing a game prototype, game design documentation, some programming tasks. Students will work in small teams to develop a working game as a term project. Grades will be primarily based on the term project with some small amount of weight to homework. The examples provided in class will be programmed in Java and available for execution on any operating system. Programming homework assignments will be done in either Java or the language chosen by the instructor. The term project can be written in any programming language with instructor permission.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
635

ISTA457: Neural Networks

Neural networks are a branch of machine learning that combines a large number of simple computational units to allow computers to learn from and generalize over complex patterns in data. Students in this course will learn how to train and optimize feed forward, convolutional, and recurrent neural networks for tasks such as text classification, image recognition, and game playing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA491: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
636

ISTA495: Special Topics in Information

Special topics courses are offered to allow students to explore specialized topics not covered in the program curriculum. Multiple topics might be offered in any given year, and specialized topic descriptions will be advertised by the School for students interested in enrolling in the course. A specific course syllabus will be published prior to the offer of a special topic course.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
637

ISTA498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

ISTA499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
638
Journalism
639

JOUR105: Principles of Journalism

This survey course provides an overview of news journalism, its history, future and role in a democratic society. It will cover the basics of journalism values, principles, law, ethics, writing and reporting.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
640

JOUR150C1: News in Society

From accusations of fake news, to sensationalism, to biased reporting, trust in media has never been lower. This course will explore how the news media as an influential institution shapes political, social and cultural conversations in society and acts as a check on government power. The course will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how journalists do their job, the sometimes deadly clash between individual expression and government control, your rights under the First Amendment, and why campus preachers can say hateful things but you can't shout fire in a crowded theater. We'll also look at copyright, libel, the current economic crisis related to advertising. Students who complete the course will understand the role media plays in a society and be able to navigate the complex world of fake news, filter bubbles and talking heads, creating engaged and educated consumers of information.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
641

JOUR201A: Career Success

This 5-week course is strongly recommended for students preparing for an internship through the School of Journalism as well as students about to enter the workforce. It addresses anxiety, stress, resilience and how to reduce anxiety and stress and increase resilience by being prepared for internships, jobs and life success. This interactive class is designed to coach students to work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experienced media professional either in an internship or entry-level position. It also will help students develop a Plan B by identifying available jobs that use journalistic skills outside of journalism itself. Students will finish with a workshopped set of application materials including cover letters, resumes and an online work portfolio. They will develop a job-search plan and practice skills expected in the professional workplace.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
642

JOUR203: Photojournalism

Reporting news through images and graphics; introduction to all aspects of photojournalism, including law, ethics, history and critical decision-making.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR205: Reporting the News

Gathering, evaluating, and writing news. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better also satisfies the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) requirement.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
643

JOUR208: Law of the Press

Basic legal concepts for print, broadcast, online, and photojournalism, including access to courts, public records and meetings; subpoenas and shield laws; prior restraint; libel; privacy; source confidentiality; intellectual property; obscenity; and FCC regulations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR280: Broadcast Writing

This course is an introductory class on broadcast news writing, focusing mainly on writing for television with some instruction on writing for audio/radio. Students spend the semester learning basic television and audio/radio writing formats. Ethics in broadcast journalism are introduced and discussed. Toward the end of the semester, students may combine their own original video to use in some assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
644

JOUR303: Sports and the Media

Whether you are aspiring to be a sports journalist or just a more well-rounded sports fan, this course will help you look at sports and the media in a more critical and engaged manner. This course will explore the nexus between sports and media, focusing on the glory days of print journalism to the 24-7 news cycle. It will address race, gender and coverage bias issues and examine ethical cases that involve controversy. And finally, the course will expose challenges facing the sports media, while offering ways to improve the industry.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
645

JOUR305: Full STEM Ahead: Sci and News

"Red wine cures cancer!" "Chocolate causes acne!" "Gum takes seven years to digest!" Scientific research and discovery can make for great headlines, but what is reported is not always accurate and can lead people to believe science fiction instead of science fact. This class will explore how science is covered in media around the world and the effect popular press has on how people understand the scientific world around them. We'll look at both the strengths and weaknesses of science stories in the news, how journalists decide to cover a particular science story, and hear from both scientists and reporters about their roles. Students will develop a scientific literacy to evaluate media stories they consume in their lives.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
646

JOUR306: Advanced Reporting

Comprehensive and accurate news presentation with emphasis on interview techniques and coverage of major news stories. Completion of this course with a C or better also satisfies Mid Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR307: Principles of Multimedia

This is a multimedia course that will introduce you to multimedia reporting which is some combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio, graphics and interactivity presented on a Web site in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary, not redundant. Through interactive exercises you will learn about four basic elements: audio; shooting still photographs and video; editing; and storytelling using a variety of multimedia platforms.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
647

JOUR308: Sports Journalism

Gathering, evaluating and writing sports news in an ethical and effective manner.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR313: Reporting Public Affairs

Study and practice of newsgathering on executive, legislative, and judicial levels in city, county, state and federal governments, with emphasis on both deadline writing and in-depth stories.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
648

JOUR320: Editing

Theory and techniques of copy editing and headline writing; introduction to layout and design.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR385: Beg TV Reporting+Prodctn

Course introduces students to television reporting and production and the ethical decision-making skills needed to success in the advanced TV course, JOUR 490C Arizona Cat's Eye.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
649

JOUR390: Intermediate TV Rep/Production

This course is designed to enhance and further develop your video news writing, reporting and production skills that you acquired in 280 and 385. It is a building block for 490C/Arizona Sonora News. Through extensive hands-on experience, you will write, report, shoot, produce, and edit hard news feature and in-depth stories for broadcast and the web. Ideally, by the end of the semester you will have produced several "air" quality news reports that you can include on your résumé reel. This course may be repeated once for credit.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR393: Internship

Work during the summer on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experience communication professional. Repeatable once plus one 1-unit part-time internship, for a total of 7 units.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
650

JOUR399: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR401B: Travel Writing

This course will develop your skill at writing engaging, insightful travel stories. You'll sample excellent pieces by great travel writers. You'll sharpen your skills of observation, journaling, researching and reporting while writing a travel/place essay and a destination story. You'll also explore how to identify markets for your stories and craft a pitch letter to publish your work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
651

JOUR402: Media & Terrorism

This course will investigate the interplay between terrorism around the world and media content about terrorism. It will focus on how news media portray terrorism and terrorists, and the effects of terrorism and media portrayal of terrorism on the public. While many of the assigned readings are about terrorism in the United States, including the 9/11 attack, perspectives from countries around the world are also explored. Students should keep up-to-date with developments in terrorism around the world, primarily through news reports. If events related to the course occur, be sure to bring the real-world perspectives into class discussions. Please note that some of the readings for this class will be challenging. Several explore academic theories and/or utilize complex statistical data analysis. While background in theory or data analysis can be helpful, no special knowledge is necessary to understand the material overall.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
652

JOUR405: Media Apprenticeship

Internship with a news organization supplemented with professional development, analysis of industry trends and best practices. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
653

JOUR410: Latinx & News Media in US

This course is divided into two main parts. In the first part, students explore and analyze the history of Latinxs in the United States as well as U.S.-Latin American economic and political relations and the ways in which they have intertwined over the past two centuries. In the second part, students explore and analyze the history and economics of Latino-oriented, Spanish-language and bilingual news media, as well as news coverage of Latinos and Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S., in order to understand both how this major ethnic group has produced news media and how Latinxs have been represented.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
654

JOUR411: Feature Writing

Writing the feature articles for newspapers, magazines or other media; specialized reporting and writing techniques.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR432: Social Justice Movement Media

This course will survey the history and functions of social justice publishing. Students will consider the theoretical and practical frameworks of social justice media, which serve a swathe of social movements involving human and civil rights, education, labor, immigration, globalization, feminism, environmentalism, ethnic and racial equality, transgender rights, and global inequity. This course will provide students with the historical and theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate and publish social justice media.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
655

JOUR433: Digging with Data

Learn how to find, request and create databases, uncover stories using various software programs, and turn them into compelling visuals. Whether you call it data journalism, computer-assisted reporting, precision journalism, or power reporting, these skills will set you apart from your peers in any line of work.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR435D: Food Journalism

Our relationship with food--and the way we discuss it--is complicated and deeply personal. We filter everything from restaurant reviews to nutritional news through the lens of our past and present circumstances, bringing class, history, economics, culture, race, and even DNA to the table. In this course, we'll parse out these perspectives, the array of assumptions we make when we sit down (or stand up) to eat.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
656

JOUR439: Ethics + Diversity in the News

Analysis of ethical theory and how it relates to journalists' roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. Case studies involve questions of bias, accuracy, privacy and national security.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

JOUR447: Art of Access: Info Sleuthing

The course will focus on access to government records and meetings. From the perspective of the journalist acting on behalf of the people in a democracy, it will look at the benefits and harms caused by access to government information.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
657

JOUR455: Environmental Journalism

This applied course teaches you to write compelling, substantive stories that illuminate environmental subjects, trends and issues, often in human terms. This course emphasizes the role of the environmental journalist not as an advocate but as a reporter who accurately and fairly reports the news. We examine the principles of journalism, the scientific process and the differences between environmental journalism and environmental communication. Guest speakers - journalists, researchers and other experts - explore key issues involved in communicating with the public about the environment. Readings and discussions examine issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, risk, accuracy and ethical codes.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
658

JOUR465: Issues in Covering Sci & Env

Science is one of the most powerful forces of change in the world. This discussion course introduces students to the professional, legal, economic and ethical factors that affect the science news agenda and the work of science journalists. We'll study the principles of science journalism, the scientific process and the differences between science journalism and science communication. We'll examine reporting methods used by print, television and online news organizations. Guest speakers -- prominent science journalists and scientists -- will explore the ways in which science news both reflects and influences the attitudes of the public and policymakers. Readings, case studies and discussions will look at issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, accuracy and ethical codes for science journalists.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
659

JOUR482: Drone Zone

Drones or sUAVs are increasingly common in many industries including; journalism, engineering, research, agriculture, commerce and more. In this course you will learn about the current requirements for operating a drone for work or profit, how drone controls work, videography techniques and the rules and laws governing safe sUAV flight. This course will prepare you to pass the FAA's Drone License program and legally fly a drone for commercial purposes.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

JOUR484: Mobile App Development

This course will be a hands-on, interactive class in which you research, and develop a mobile news application. You will develop and pitch an application, form teams and implement web technology to launch your application. By the end of the semester, you and your team will have a working application deployed on the internet. This course will take you from idea to application launch.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
660

JOUR489: Survey/Research Methods

Students will be exposed to qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as journalism backgrounding, media analysis, content analysis, and in-depth interviewing.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR490C: Arizona Cat's Eye

Through extensive hands-on experience in this capstone course, students learn how to write, report, shoot, produce and edit news for broadcast.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
661

JOUR490F: Arizona-Sonora News

Students in Arizona Sonora News produce strong enterprise stories in written and multimedia formats, which are then provided to media for professional publication. Students learn the techniques of search engine optimization and key word construction, and apply what they have learned in their other classes through the major. This engaged learning news service class enables students to demonstrate that they can produce professional quality work.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR493: Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experienced communication professional. If combined with two 3-unit summer internships only a total of 7 units is acceptable.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
662

JOUR493H: Honors Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experienced communication professional, performing to the standards of the Honors College.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR493L: Legislative Internship

Spend a semester working for Arizona Capitol TV, a nonpartisan office of the state legislature in Phoenix. Research, write and produce video segments. 12 credit units, usually split between two departments. Journalism usually uses this course as a substitute for JOUR 380, with the other units counted as upper-division elective credit.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
663

JOUR496F: Media Cover/Intl Crises

How international media cover conflicts and other humanitarian crises, focusing on the Arab/Muslim world. Understanding of the business and culture of global news organizations.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
664

JOUR497S: Sports Broadcast Journalism

A sportscaster in the 21st century media landscape is no longer defined solely by an individual reading game highlights. Those who choose to enter the profession must become multimedia journalists who understand every element of what it takes to create their final product. In this five-week classlet for broadcast students, you will produce and report sports stories for broadcast television. The class will be divided into 2-person crews that consist of one videographer and one reporter. Roles and responsibilities will alternate for each project. Each crew will be assigned a different local high school football team as its beat and will be responsible for attending weekly practices and games during the duration of the practicum. You will learn and apply elements of sports reporting to every package you produce, including finding the narrative, interview skills, and working on deadline.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
665

JOUR498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR499: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
666

JOUR499H: Honors Independent Study

A rigorous in-depth exploration of a journalistic topic that meets Honors College criteria. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news story, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR501B: Travel Writing

This course will develop your skill at writing engaging, insightful travel stories. You'll sample excellent pieces by great travel writers. You'll sharpen your skills of observation, journaling, researching and reporting while writing a travel/place essay and a destination story. You'll also explore how to identify markets for your stories and craft a pitch letter to publish your work. To earn graduate credit, you'll write a longer essay (750-1,000 words) and a longer destination students story (1,000-1,500 words) with at least six sources.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
667

JOUR502: Media & Terrorism

This course will investigate the interplay between terrorism around the world and media content about terrorism. It will focus on how news media portray terrorism and terrorists, and the effects of terrorism and media portrayal of terrorism on the public. While many of the assigned readings are about terrorism in the United States, including the 9/11 attack, perspectives from countries around the world are also explored. Students should keep up-to-date with developments in terrorism around the world, primarily through news reports. If events related to the course occur, be sure to bring the real-world perspectives into class discussions. Please note that some of the readings for this class will be challenging. Several explore academic theories and/or utilize complex statistical data analysis. While background in theory or data analysis can be helpful, no special knowledge is necessary to understand the material overall. Graduate-level requirements include an extensive research paper on a topic related to media and terrorism. The final product will be a 15 to 20-page paper that will account for 30% of the final grade.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
668

JOUR505: Media Apprenticeship

Internship with a news organization supplemented with professional development, analysis of industry trends and best practices. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR506: Intro + Adv Reporting

This course is both an introductory and advanced reporting course for graduate students in the School of Journalism. It is intended for first year graduate students.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
669

JOUR507: Report with Multimedia

This course is designed to give graduate students an intensive hands-on introduction to multimedia reporting. Multimedia reporting is defined as the effective and ethical use of text, still photographs, video clips, audio, graphics and interactivity for the Web.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR508: Jour Theory & Practice

This course introduces graduate students to the major theories related to the critical study of the media. Fieldwork may include publication of conclusions. Requirements include a major research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
670

JOUR509: Internatnal+US Media Law

Basic legal concepts for media in an international and U.S. context, including access to courts, public records and meetings; subpoenas and shield laws; prior restraint; libel; privacy; source confidentiality; intellectual property; obscenity; and broadcast regulations.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
671

JOUR510: Latinx & News Media in US

This course is divided into two main parts. In the first part, students explore and analyze the history of Latinxs in the United States as well as U.S.-Latin American economic and political relations and the ways in which they have intertwined over the past two centuries. In the second part, students explore and analyze the history and economics of Latino-oriented, Spanish-language and bilingual news media, as well as news coverage of Latinos and Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S., in order to understand both how this major ethnic group has produced news media and how Latinxs have been represented.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
672

JOUR511: Feature Writing

Writing the feature articles for newspapers, magazines or other media; specialized reporting and writing techniques. Graduate-level requirements include additional in-depth assignments.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR532: Social Justice Movement Media

This online course will survey the history and functions of social justice publishing. Students will consider the theoretical and practical frameworks of social justice media, which serve a swathe of social movements involving human and civil rights, education, labor, immigration, globalization, feminism, environmentalism, ethnic and racial equality, transgender rights, and global inequity. This course will provide students with the historical and theoretical frameworks necessary to evaluate and publish social justice media. Course expectations are higher for students taking the course at the 500-level. Standards for quality of writing and depth of research are higher, and assignments are more demanding.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
673

JOUR533: Digging with Data

Learn how to find, request and create databases, uncover stories using various software programs, and turn them into compelling visuals. Whether you call it data journalism, computer-assisted reporting, precision journalism, or power reporting, these skills will set you apart from your peers in any line of work. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic of their choice related to CAR. Please confer with the course instructor early in the semester to have topic approved. This project will substitute for participation points for graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR535D: Food Journalism

Our relationship with food--and the way we discuss it--is complicated and deeply personal. We filter everything from restaurant reviews to nutritional news through the lens of our past and present circumstances, bringing class, history, economics, culture, race, and even DNA to the table. In this course, we'll parse out these perspectives, the array of assumptions we make when we sit down (or stand up) to eat.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
674

JOUR539: Ethics + Diversity in the News

Analysis of ethical theory and how it relates to journalists' roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. Case studies involve questions of bias, accuracy, privacy and national security. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper examining a major ethical issue and providing a critique regarding how the media covered the issue.
Terms offered: Summer 2020

JOUR547: Art of Access: Info Sleuthing

The course will focus on access to government records and meetings. From the perspective of the journalist acting on behalf of the people in a democracy, it will look at the benefits and harms caused by access to government information. Graduate-level requirements include the research paper being twice as long as the undergrad. It is expected to be of graduate-level quality, and pose a suitable research question that could lead to a later study.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
675

JOUR555: Environmental Journalism

This applied course teaches you to write compelling, substantive stories that illuminate environmental subjects, trends and issues, often in human terms. This course emphasizes the role of the environmental journalist not as an advocate but as a reporter who accurately and fairly reports the news. We examine the principles of journalism, the scientific process and the differences between environmental journalism and environmental communication. Guest speakers - journalists, researchers and other experts - explore key issues involved in communicating with the public about the environment. Readings and discussions examine issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, risk, accuracy and ethical codes. Graduate-level requirements include writing an additional story and leading the writing workshops and case study discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
676

JOUR565: Issues in Covering Sci & Env

Science is one of the most powerful forces of change in the world. This discussion course introduces students to the professional, legal, economic and ethical factors that affect the science news agenda and the work of science journalists. We'll study the principles of science journalism, the scientific process and the differences between science journalism and science communication. We'll examine reporting methods used by print, television and online news organizations. Guest speakers -- prominent science journalists and scientists -- will explore the ways in which science news both reflects and influences the attitudes of the public and policymakers. Readings, case studies and discussions will look at issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, accuracy and ethical codes for science journalists. Graduate-level requirements include longer response papers and a longer research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
677

JOUR582: Drone Zone

Drones or SUAVs are increasingly common in many industries including; journalism, engineering, research, agriculture, commerce and more. In this course you will learn about the current requirements for operating a drone for work or profit, how drone controls work, videography techniques and the rules and laws governing safe SUAV flight. This course will prepare you to pass the FAA's Drone License program and legally fly a drone for commercial purposes. Graduate students will be required to write an 8-10 page research paper related to SUAV regulations and present their findings to the class.
Terms offered: Summer 2020
678

JOUR584: Mobile App Development

This course will be a hands-on, interactive class in which you research, and develop a mobile news application. You will develop and pitch an application, form teams and implement web technology to launch your application. By the end of the semester, you and your team will have a working application deployed on the internet. This course will take you from idea to application launch. Graduate students will be required to also research an emerging trend in news application design and functionality. The student will write an eight-page paper on the subject and present findings to the class and local media outlets.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
679

JOUR589: Survey of Research Mthds

Students will be exposed to qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as journalism backgrounding, media analysis, content analysis, and in-depth interviewing.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JOUR590C: Arizona Cat's Eye

Through extensive hands-on experience in this capstone course, students learn how to write, report, shoot, produce and edit news for broadcast. Graduate-level students serve as producers, directing efforts of undergraduate reports, camera operators, and film editors. They are responsible for accuracy, completemess, fairness and objectivity of news packages. Composition of a major paper concerning a media management issue is also expected.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
680

JOUR590F: Arizona-Sonora News

Students in Arizona Sonora News produce strong enterprise stories in written and multimedia formats, which are then provided to media for professional publication. Students learn the techniques of search engine optimization and key word construction, and apply what they have learned in their other classes through the major. This engaged learning news service class enables students to demonstrate that they can produce professional quality work. Graduate-level requirements include an additional assignment and/or taking on a leadership position.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR593: Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experience communication professional.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
681

JOUR596F: Media Cover/Intl Crises

How international media cover conflicts and other humanitarian crises, focusing on the Arab/Muslim world. Understanding of the business and culture of global news organizations. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive research and papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR599: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
682

JOUR909: Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JOUR910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
683
Judaic Studies
684

JUS103A: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to basic oral skills, reading and writing to accomplish simple conversation and read easy Hebrew with comprehension.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JUS103B: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to establish foundation for beginning fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
685

JUS160D1: Jewish Thought+Culture

We will explore the historical construction of Jewish culture as an organically developing constellation of multiple and often conflicting communities throughout history with varying religious ideas and practices.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JUS203A: Inter Modern Hebrew

Instruction to achieve moderate fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
686

JUS203B: Inter Modern Hebrew

Instruction to achieve moderate fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2020

JUS301: Jewish Civilization

This course is intended as an introductory survey and as a gateway to more specialized courses in Judaic Studies. Students will explore Jewish Civilization through selected topics that will address the questions of how and why Jews and their Israelite forbearers created, recreated, and give expression to their culture(s), and what significance that has had for them and for history.
Terms offered: Fall 2020
687

JUS303A: Advanced Modern Hebrew

Advanced instruction in modern Hebrew language and literature.
Terms offered: Fall 2020

JUS303B: Advanced Modern Hebrew

Advanced instruction in modern Hebrew language and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2020
688

JUS321: Women In Judaism

Images of Jewish women in Jewish and other texts. Texts include religious, historical and literary genres from biblical, m