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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 2021

AIS104B: Beginning Diné Bizaad (Navajo)

Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Diné Bizaad (Navajo language), and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Diné life as topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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 2021
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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 2021

AIS204B: Intermediate Diné Bizaad

Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Diné Bizaad (Navajo language) verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Diné Bizaad.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

AIS212: American Indian Religions

This course offers a broad introduction to the diversity and complexity of American Indian religious traditions historically and in the contemporary. Students will explore general themes in the study of American Indian religions and spirituality along with analyzing specific examples. Of particular importance are the history and effects of colonialism and missionization on Native people, continuing struggles for religious freedom and cultural survival, and historical and contemporary religious responses to social, cultural, political, and geographical changes.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

AIS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021

AIS307B: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2022

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 2022
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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: Summer 2021

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 2022
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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 2022
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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 2022
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AIS415: Am Indians+Urban Exprnce

This class explores a series of topics and themes focused on Native Peoples and urban settings, including migration, urbanization and the creation of cities and urban communities. The class will emphasis: literature; U.S. policy; and theoretical and practical implications.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS418: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS424: Studies In Southwest Lit

We will study texts representative of the region we now call the American Southwest and concern ourselves with the following questions: What cultural and literary traditions did their makers work within? How did they transcend those traditions? What is the relationship between physical landscapes and imagined cultural geographies in these narratives? How is the "Southwest" represented as a region in each?
Terms offered: Fall 2021

AIS426A: Indigenous Economics

Indigenous and aboriginal peoples in the Americas developed distinctive economic systems prior to contact with Europe. As the world economic system developed, indigenous peoples attempted to preserve their ways of life as best they could, with some success. This course examines the ontological, epistemological and moral bases of indigenous economic theory with application to contemporary problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2021

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 2021
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AIS434: Tribal Government

This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the development of modern tribal governments, their powers, and the problems they face. Course requires a historical examination of North American indigenous societies from Pre-colonial times to the present. Indigenous groups prior to 1492 will be examined. Emphasis on traditional social and political institutions and practices. Historical development of Indian-Anglo relations, European contact to present, U.S. Indian policy, tribal sovereign powers, political economic and cultural implications toward tribal societies.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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AIS435: Mex Traditional Medicine

This interdisciplinary course is a survey of various popular and Indigenous medicinal systems that fall under the rubric known as Mexican Traditional Medicine (MTM). Mexican scholar Carlos Viesca Treviño defines MTM as medicinal knowledge(s) that emanate from Mesoamerican world views and that have adapted to historical and social conditions in the Americas. This course will explore various expressions of MTM, with a special emphasis on Indigenous medicinal approaches to healing that exemplify both continuities and adaptations. We will compare across cultures some shared values in various Indigenous systems as well as how they are uniquely expressed in contemporary settings. We will also draw from the local knowledge holders of Indigenous populations from this region to compare various approaches in traditional medicine. This course will introduce students to the relationship between place, healing and cosmology in Indigenous-based cultures that maintain curing traditions and practices. We will explore the theories and philosophies that are used in MTM as well as applied knowledge and practices that are useful for self care and community wellness.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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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 2022
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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 2021
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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 2022
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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 2022
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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 2022

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 2021
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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 2022

AIS477: Studies Native Amer Lit


Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS490: Indian Reli+Spirituality

Examines the positive (curing, harmony with the natural world, etc.) aspects of Indian religions. Indian medicine men may participate in the course at various junctures.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
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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 2021
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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: Spring 2022

AIS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2022
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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 2021
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AIS515: Am Indians+Urban Exprnce

This class explores a series of topics and themes focused on Native Peoples and urban settings, including migration, urbanization and the creation of cities and urban communities. The class will emphasis: literature; U.S. policy; and theoretical and practical implications. Graduate-level requirements include to present a 15-20 page research paper as opposed to a 5-8 page term paper. Graduate students will also be graded on a total of 500 points as opposed to 250 points.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS518: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth familiarity with a subfield of choice through preparation of a substantial research paper (15-25 pages) and submission of weekly critical memos on required readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2022

AIS526A: Principles of Indigenous Econ

Indigenous and aboriginal peoples in the Americas developed distinctive economic systems prior to contact with Europe. As the world economic system developed, indigenous peoples attempted to preserve their ways of life as best they could, with some success. This course examines the ontological, epistemological and moral principles of indigenous economic theory with application to contemporary problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2021

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 2021
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AIS535: Mex Traditional Medicine

This interdisciplinary course is a survey of various popular and Indigenous medicinal systems that fall under the rubric known as Mexican Traditional Medicine (MTM). Mexican scholar Carlos Viesca Treviño defines MTM as medicinal knowledge(s) that emanate from Mesoamerican world views and that have adapted to historical and social conditions in the Americas. This course will explore various expressions of MTM, with a special emphasis on Indigenous medicinal approaches to healing that exemplify both continuities and adaptations. We will compare across cultures some shared values in various Indigenous systems as well as how they are uniquely expressed in contemporary settings. We will also draw from the local knowledge holders of Indigenous populations from this region to compare various approaches in traditional medicine. This course will introduce students to the relationship between place, healing and cosmology in Indigenous-based cultures that maintain curing traditions and practices. We will explore the theories and philosophies that are used in MTM as well as applied knowledge and practices that are useful for self care and community wellness. Graduate-level requirements include projects with deeper analysis, additional three sessions to discuss their research projects, and research paper weighted twice as heavy as the undergraduate paper, with greater expectations in research, writing and analysis.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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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 2021
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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 2022
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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: Spring 2022
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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 2022
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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 2021

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 2022
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AIS577: Stdy American Indian Lit

In-depth study of works by and/or about American Indian writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS590: Indian Reli+Spirituality

Examines the positive (curing, harmony with the natural world, etc.) aspects of Indian religions. Indian medicine men may participate in the course at various junctures. Graduate-level requirements include an additional research paper based on past research and personal experience with related topic.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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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: Spring 2022
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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: Fall 2021
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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: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2021
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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: Spring 2022

AIS631B: Tribal Courts+Tribal Law


Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2022

AIS638: Culture Contact+Colonial

This course focuses on anthropological approaches to the study of culture contact and colonialism. Particular emphasis is placed on archaeological and ethnohistorical approaches to the relationships between native peoples and Europeans in the 16th through 18th centuries in southeastern and southwestern North America. The course includes a history of theoretical perspectives in sociopolitical context as well as a critical review of contemporary culture contact and colonialism theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS646: Ancient+Contemp Voices

The connections between ancient and contemporary native literature of North and South America.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS679: Amer Indian Higher Educ

Development of higher education for American Indians/Alaskan natives from the earliest efforts to contemporary times. Issues and their implications for the education of American Indians in institutions and agencies of higher education. Emphasis on tribally controlled colleges and universities, and the development of American Indian studies programs in higher education institutions.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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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 2022

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 2021
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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: Spring 2022

AIS900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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AIS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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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 2021
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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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 2021
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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 2021

ANTH199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
59

ANTH199H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ANTH200: Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary theories and methods in use among cultural anthropologists.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
60

ANTH201: Resources and Civilizations

The availability and use of nonrenewable resources such as hydrocarbons, coal, metals, stone, and industrial minerals has shaped the development of human societies from the Stone Age to the present, and will continue to affect future humanity. This course explores the uneven natural distribution and varying abundance of nonrenewable resources in the world; how humans have extracted and used them over time; and how nonrenewable resource extraction and use have affected the development of world civilizations. Major themes of this course include resource exhaustion, technological substitution, the geopolitics of resources, and unintended social and environmental side effects of nonrenewable resource extraction and use.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2022

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 2022
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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 2021
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

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 2022
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ANTH280: Brazilian Identity

This course takes representations and experiences of citizenship in modern Brazil as the springboard for the study of cross-cultural membership in society. How are understandings and experiences of citizenship bound up with the definition and institutionalization of race/ethnicity, class, and gender? This broad question will be examined in specific areas in Brazil such as public health, urban and rural development, environment, education, law, politics, and pop culture. The course covers theoretical readings and case studies from different geographical areas. Instructional materials are interdisciplinary, drawing mainly on the fields of History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and Geography.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
67

ANTH299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
68

ANTH303: Gender + Language

Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH304: Intro Archeologic Fldwrk

This classroom-based course prepares students for archaeological fieldwork, including archaeological field schools. It provides an overview of archaeological methods such as: excavation strategies, survey, mapping and artifact analyses.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
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ANTH305: Cultural Change

A review of theories of cultural and social change with case studies.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
70

ANTH306: Latin American Health

What does a pandemic like Covid-19 teach us about health today? As we continue to grapple with the tragedies and drastic changes to social life induced by the Corona virus, this course invites students to reconsider health and medicine in Latin America through the concept of the pandemic. This course, however, does not offer a comprehensive account of historical and contemporary pandemics in the Latin American region. Instead, it asks students to analyze the idea of the pandemic itself--an injurious force that spreads across land masses, oceans, and national borders--- to reassess our understanding of health today. The course will argue that in order to analyze health problems in Latin American localities, we must always hold in mind the figure of the pandemic or, in other words, to imagine how the global is always constitutive of local dynamics of health.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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: Spring 2022

ANTH310: Culture + the Individual

Cultural and psychological dimensions of human development and human behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2021

ANTH312: The Origins of Anthropology

Anthropology as an academic discipline emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. This course traces the humanistic, philosophical, scientific, and historical roots of anthropology over more than two millennia, highlighting core concepts that defined and shaped the discipline.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2022

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 2022
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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 2021
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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 2021

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 2022
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ANTH321: Sacred Places

This course introduces students to the anthropology of religion by examining the ways that sacred places reflect and shape the people who use and create them.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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ANTH323: Ancient Empires

During this class, we will be exploring the diverse nations of the Mediterranean that pursued the acquisition of empire in the ancient world: Pharaonic Egypt, Achaemenid Persia, 5th century Athens, 4th century Macedon, and Imperial Rome. More than only the respective "rise and fall" of each empire, we will examine how the rulers of each civilization depicted and justified their policies of conquest, how the pursuit of empire changed the cultures of these civilizations, and how each empire paved the way for the next. In the end, we will be learning how empires in general (mis)function, and how empires are justified to their participants, subjects, and enemies.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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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 2021
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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 2022
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ANTH327: Dog Thought

Dogs were once written off as a boring domesticated species with little to contribute to the scientific study of behavior, cognition, or human evolution. However, research in the past two decades has led to a resurgence of interest in dogs across scientific disciplines, especially those focusing on behavioral and cognitive evolution. In this course we will explore the scientific literature addressing how dogs understand their world, how dog psychology evolved during domestication, and what these processes may tell us about the evolution of other species, including our own.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH329: Culture+Societies Africa

Introduction to African prehistory, social anthropology, ecology, religions, ancient and modern state formation, slavery, urbanization, and contemporary issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
81

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 2021

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 2022
82

ANTH332: Environmntl Archaeology

Introduction to the methods of analyses available to archaeologists and allied scientists for reconstructing ancient environments. Topics include a review of dating methods; the Earth's environments and causes of environmental change; geological approaches to reconstructing past landscapes; and use of ancient plant and animal remains for interpreting past environments. Tours of key dating and paleoenvironmental labs on the UA campus.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2022
83

ANTH334A: Mesoamerican Civil:Maya

The course provides an overview of Maya archaeology from the origins of agriculture through the Spanish Conquest.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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: Spring 2022
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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 2022
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2022

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 2022
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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: Spring 2022
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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 2022
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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: Spring 2022
90

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
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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 2021
92

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
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ANTH365: Forensic Anthropology

This course provides an introduction to the field of Forensic Anthropology and the anthropology of mortality through lectures, discussion, guest lectures from local practitioners, and hands-on experience with skeletal remains, models, and casework scenarios. Forensic Anthropology, a specialization within Physical Anthropology, is applied in the modern medicolegal context to address questions relating to the cause of death or identity of decedents. This course will cover the history, significance, and various applications of the field, including domestic casework, mass disaster settings, and state-perpetrated human rights abuse contexts, with a particular focus on locally-relevant issues. It will cover introductory human osteology and odontology, methods for the recovery and location of human remains, the biological profile, sensitivity to grieving and traumatized families and communities, and the basic methods forensic anthropologists use to determine identity and cause of death. In addition to familiarity with human skeletal biology and examination methods, students will come away with a basic understanding how the broader field of anthropology approaches issues of death, mourning, and mortality.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
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ANTH368: Methods In Biologic Anth

Basic methods utilized in modern Biological Anthropology. Development of research designs, data collection and statistical analysis, computer applications, human skeletal biology, primatology, paleoanthropology and techniques appropriate to living human population; biocultural emphasis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021
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ANTH373: Toxic! The Anthro of Exposure

What are toxic exposures and how do they impact human health? From an anthropological perspective, the answers to these questions are important, but not straightforward. This Tier II undergraduate course combines medical and environmental anthropology with science and technology studies to develop a critical perspective on environmental health. Through readings, film, discussion, activities and guest lectures, course participants will explore three areas: 1) the history of toxic exposures, including major environmental disasters such as Chernobyl, Bhopal and Fukushima; 2) the politics of toxic exposures, including a discussion of how gradual economic and industrial development often results in the uneven distribution of toxic body burdens or "slow violence", and; 3) the uncertainty surrounding toxic exposures, including the contested illnesses and impure sciences that emerge from toxic settings around the world. Building on the foundations of Tier I anthropology courses, this course introduces students to the unique ways that anthropologists study environmental health, science, and activism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
97

ANTH380: Global Agri+Intl Rel

The importance of agriculture to the cultures, political structures, and economies of developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
98

ANTH392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
99

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: Spring 2022

ANTH399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
100

ANTH399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ANTH406: Gender + Social Identity

An analysis of the social and cultural construction of gender across cultures. Emphasis will be on preindustrial societies, using data to test theories of gender.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
101

ANTH409: Economic Anthropology

Analysis of production, exchange, distribution, consumption, property, economic surplus, inheritance, and types of economic structure.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ANTH415: Am Indians+Urban Exprnce

This class explores a series of topics and themes focused on Native Peoples and urban settings, including migration, urbanization and the creation of cities and urban communities. The class will emphasis: literature; U.S. policy; and theoretical and practical implications.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
102

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 2022

ANTH418: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
103

ANTH420: Archaic Grk Sanctuaries

This course therefore concentrates on the evidence for Greek sanctuary sites between 1000 and 600 B.C. We examine the excavated material from numerous sanctuary sites, including architectural remains (temples and/or altars), votive offerings of bronze and clay, and any other evidence revealing religious practices during these formative years. The role the sanctuaries played in society is also considered with a view to their political, social, economic and spiritual implications for Archaic Greek life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
104

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: Spring 2021

ANTH430A: Lang+Society/Middle East

Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
105

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 2022

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 2021
106

ANTH436: Japanese Sociolinguistic

Introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics: questionnaire studies, variation analysis, ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
107

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 2021

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 2021
108

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
109

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 2021

ANTH446A: Mapping Ancient Cities

The course will introduce the student to the history, theory and archaeological evidence for city and landscape planning from the Minoan, Etruscan, Greek and Roman periods. In addition the course will consider some of the most modern techniques (digital cartography, remote sensing and GIS) in the study of ancient cities and will offer the student the opportunity to learn and practice a number of these modern techniques, including the use of AutoCAD.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
110

ANTH447: Pueblo Archaeology

Detailed review of the archaeology of the Colorado Plateau emphasizing its agriculturally-based occupants, the Anasazi, and their descendants, the Pueblo Indians.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH450: Social Inequality

Theories of social class, caste, and rank; social mobility in contemporary society.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
111

ANTH452: Etruscan Art+Archaeology

This course surveys the art and archaeology of the Etruscan culture from the question of its origins in the Bronze Age to its absorption by the Romans in the first century A.D. Questions of DNA analysis and origin theory, art and architecture, history, interface with the Romans, diversity of individual cities, confederation centers and language will also be discussed.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH453A: Mesoamerican Archaeology

Lecture on Maya archaeology. We will select specific topics in Maya archaeology and discuss them in depth. Students will develop their own research for papers.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
112

ANTH455A: Field Archaeology-Lab Techn

Archaeological lab techniques involve training students to working with archaeological materials in the field laboratory. The course provides training in artifact identification, cleaning, conservation and analysis that covers a wide range of material categories.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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 2021
113

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 2021

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 2022
114

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 2021
115

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 2021
116

ANTH468: Human Osteology

Human osteology for the archaeologist and biological anthropologist; techniques of in situ and laboratory identification, preservation and measurement.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH469: Ethnobotany

Explores the role of plants in non-industrialized societies from ancient to modern times. Includes ethnobotanical techniques, cultural classifications, wild resources, traditional farming.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
117

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 2021

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 2022
118

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 2022

ANTH476: Language In Culture

Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
119

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: Fall 2021

ANTH484: Anth of Migration and Border

This course examines 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. There will be a particular focus on social movements and humanitarian action in southern Arizona and Northern Mexico, and students will have the opportunity to complete a final project that engages with a local initiative.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
120

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
121

ANTH492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
122

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
123

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
124

ANTH499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ANTH499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
125

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 2021

ANTH509: Economic Anthropology

An analysis of the social and cultural construction of gender across cultures. Emphasis will be on preindustrial societies, using data to test theories of gender. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
126

ANTH512A: Geoarchaeology

Applications of earth sciences in addressing archaeological questions, emphasizing past landscapes and environments, and site formation. The focus is on stratigraphy, sedimentology, soils, and geomorphology.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH515: Am Indians+Urban Exprnce

This class explores a series of topics and themes focused on Native Peoples and urban settings, including migration, urbanization and the creation of cities and urban communities. The class will emphasis: literature; U.S. policy; and theoretical and practical implications. Graduate-level requirements include to present a 15-20 page research paper as opposed to a 5-8 page term paper. Graduate students will also be graded on a total of 500 points as opposed to 250 points.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
127

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 2022

ANTH518: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth familiarity with a subfield of choice through preparation of a substantial research paper (15-25 pages) and submission of weekly critical memos on required readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
128

ANTH520: Archaic Grk Sanctuaries

This course concentrates on the evidence for Greek sanctuary sites between 1000 and 600 B.C. We examine the excavated material from numerous sanctuary sites, including architectural remains (temples and/or altars), votive offerings of bronze and clay, and any other evidence revealing religious practices during these formative years. The role the sanctuaries played in society is also considered with a view to their political, social, economic and spiritual implications for Archaic Greek life. Graduate-level requirements include a more extensive paper than undergraduates.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH524A: 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. Graduate-level requirements include a longer research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
129

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: Spring 2021

ANTH530A: Lang+Society/Middle East

Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meeting with the instructor biweekly to discuss the readings of which written critiques will be submitted.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
130

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 2022

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 2021
131

ANTH536: Japanese Sociolinguistic

Introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics: questionnaire studies, variation analysis, ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and may include extra readings and an additional weekly meeting when the class is convened with JPN 436.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH536A: Medical Anthropology

Anthropology of illness and health. Lay perceptions of health, ethnophysiology and pathology; pluralistic ideas about illness experiences; indigenous ideas about preventative and promotive health; folk dietetics; social labeling; and illness responsibility attribution. Emphasis on the study of health culture and how the subjective experience of illness and health is influenced by cultural variables. Draws upon cross-cultural ethnographic research and consideration of American health culture.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
132

ANTH537: Data Mngmt+Analysis

This course presents approaches to data management and analysis, with and without computer packages. Each approach is presented in lecture and applied in lab. Students complete weekly lab activities and homework assignments that have been created from datasets generated during research projects and illustrate representative analytical problems. Each student will select one dataset to analyze and present as a class project.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
133

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
134

ANTH546A: Mapping Ancient Cities

The course will introduce the student to the history, theory and archaeological evidence for city and landscape planning from the Minoan, Etruscan, Greek and Roman periods. In addition the course will consider some of the most modern techniques (digital cartography, remote sensing and GIS) in the study of ancient cities and will offer the student the opportunity to learn and practice a number of these modern techniques, including the use of AutoCAD. Graduate-level requirements include making a 30 minute oral presentation to the class on the research project undertaken as a part of the requirements for the course. In addition, graduate students will be responsible for a 25 page paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
135

ANTH547: Pueblo Archaeology

Detailed review of the archaeology of the Colorado Plateau emphasizing its agriculturally-based occupants, the Anasazi, and their descendants, the Pueblo Indians. Graduate-level requirements include a longer term paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH552: Etruscan Art+Archaeology

Surveys the art and archaeology of the Etruscans between the 7th and 1st centuries B.C. Graduate-level requirements include extensive reading and an in-depth paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
136

ANTH553A: Mesoamerican Archaeology

Lecture on Maya archaeology. We will select specific topics in Maya archaeology and discuss them in depth. Students will develop their own research for papers. Graduate-level requirements include an additional research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH555A: Field Archaeology-Lab Techn

Archaeological lab techniques involve training students to working with archaeological materials in the field laboratory. The course provides training in artifact identification, cleaning, conservation and analysis that covers a wide range of material categories. Graduate-level requirements include daily notebooks of their experiences and observations in the lab. Must develop and present a research project. Notebooks and research project requires more complex observations and sophisticated analyses and projects.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
137

ANTH555B: 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. Graduate-level requirements include daily notebooks of their experiences and observations in the lab. Must develop and present a research project. Notebooks and research project requires more complex observations and sophisticated analyses and projects.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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 2021
138

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 2022

ANTH562A: Archaeological Quan Meth

Intensive review of the theory and application of statistical and mathematical methods to archaeological data.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
139

ANTH565: 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. Graduate-level requirements include extensive readings and an in-depth paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
140

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 2021
141

ANTH570: 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. Graduate-level requirements include a 15-20 page research paper instead of an 8-10 page paper, and in-class presentation.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
142

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 2022

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 2022
143

ANTH576: Language In Culture

Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper and a journal-style review of a major monograph.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Fall 2021
144

ANTH580: Food and Migration

This course explores the relationship of human migration to changes in food systems and agricultural practices across time and space with a particular emphasis on contemporary patterns of human mobility, migration, and displacement. Ethnographic and theoretical themes include: the role of food in shaping migration and settlement patterns throughout human history; famines, food shortages, and changes to the global division of labor as causes of human displacement; dietary shifts, meanings of food, identity and social networks around culinary traditions and preferences, and health considerations in the process of im/migrant resettlement; and contemporary food- and food system-based social movements.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH583: Sociolinguistics

Contributions of the ethnography of communication, language variation studies, and conversation/discourse analysis to the interdisciplinary development of sociolinguistics.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
145

ANTH584: An Anthropology of Migration

This course examines 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. There will be a particular focus on social movements and humanitarian action in southern Arizona and Northern Mexico, and students will have the opportunity to complete a final project that engages with a local initiative.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ANTH588: Ling Elicitatn+Document

This course introduces students to the basic techniques for documentation, analysis and description of a language in the field. Topics will include (but are not limited to): ethical issues in language documentation, basic recording and transcription techniques, phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic elicitation, narrative and (if possible) discourse documentation. Students will work with a native speaker consultant of an unfamiliar language, both in a group setting and one-on-one.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
146

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
147

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: Spring 2022

ANTH595E: Anthropology and Educ

Historical, theoretical, methodological, and practical/pedagogical foundations of the field of educational anthropology. Explores the relationships among culture, education, and identity, with a focus on learning in cross-cultural contexts both inside and outside of schools. Ethnography as a mode of inquiry is emphasized. Research projects required.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
148

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 2021

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 2022
149

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: Spring 2022

ANTH597A: Consequences of global change

Integrative experience for natural and social science students with focus on local and regional consequences of global change and the application of global chance research to decision making.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
150

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 2022

ANTH597C: Dendochronology

Hands-on, quantitative construction and assessment of dendrochronologies using software of the Dendrochronological Program Library and other computer resources.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
151

ANTH597I: Pract Dendroclimatology

An intensive introduction to the practical application of dendrochronology to paleoclimatology. Graduate-level requirements include synthesis and presentation of analytical results.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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: Spring 2022
152

ANTH604: Pwr+Viol Cntrl Am+Mexico

This course examines recent approaches to politics, culture, and power in Central America and southern Mexico from the perspective of sociocultural anthropology and history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
153

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: Spring 2021
154

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 2022

ANTH608B: History Of Anthro Theory

An overview of early theoretical tools used in anthropological research.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
155

ANTH612: Anth Of Modernity

Course identifying and analyzing characteristically modern social forms; their historical emergence; role of colonial and imperial projects; articulation with locales on various scales and impact on the politics of self and community in cases from around the world
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2022
156

ANTH637: Archaeol Methodology

Surveys the fundamental principles, methods, and techniques of archaeological analysis and inference from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH638: Culture Contact+Colonial

This course focuses on anthropological approaches to the study of culture contact and colonialism. Particular emphasis is placed on archaeological and ethnohistorical approaches to the relationships between native peoples and Europeans in the 16th through 18th centuries in southeastern and southwestern North America. The course includes a history of theoretical perspectives in sociopolitical context as well as a critical review of contemporary culture contact and colonialism theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
157

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 2022

ANTH681: Keywords Linguistic Ant

This course probes the critical connections between language and culture through the keywords of culture, community, identify, heteroglossia, power, and ideology and includes the work of influential social theorists such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Bourdieu.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
158

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: Spring 2022

ANTH694: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
159

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
160

ANTH696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
161

ANTH900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
162

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: Spring 2022

ANTH920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
163
Arabic
164

ARB101: Elementary Arabic I

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ARB102: Elementary Arabic II

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
165

ARB199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ARB399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
166

ARB401: Intermediate Arabic I

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ARB402: Intermediate Arabic II

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
167

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
168

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 2021

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 2022
169

ARB424A: Levantine Arabic

Extensive oral drill with emphasis on the acquisition of facility in normal conversation and comprehension.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ARB426: Intro Arabic Linguistics

History and structure of the Arabic language in its various forms.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
170

ARB427A: Colloq Moroccan Arabic

Introduction to Moroccan, its vocabulary, structure and sound system through a communicative learning approach.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
171

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 2022
172

ARB460: Diversity In ARB World

This course is aimed at both native Arabic-speaking students and advanced-level Arabic language learners. It will provide a comprehensive overview of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups in the contemporary Arab World. It will investigate the modern representations and lived realities of these communities from diverse political, cultural, and historical perspectives. The course is designed to strengthen all four language skills by increasing Arabic vocabulary, enhancing reading abilities, and refining listening skills. In addition to academic articles and book chapters, the assigned materials will draw on a wide range of genres including newspaper articles, memoirs, documentaries and other visual media.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
173

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 2021
174

ARB496B: Spcl Tpcs Arabic Studies

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall vary depending on the content of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
175

ARB498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all 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 2021

ARB499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
176

ARB499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
177

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
178

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 2022

ARB526: Intro Arabic Linguistics

History and structure of the Arabic language in its various forms. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper on any phonological, morphological, or syntactic structure of any variety of Arabic.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
179

ARB560: Diversity In ARB World

This course is aimed at both native Arabic-speaking students and advanced-level Arabic language learners. It will provide a comprehensive overview of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups in the contemporary Arab World. It will investigate the modern representations and lived realities of these communities from diverse political, cultural, and historical perspectives. The course is designed to strengthen all four language skills by increasing Arabic vocabulary, enhancing reading abilities, and refining listening skills. In addition to academic articles and book chapters, the assigned materials will draw on a wide range of genres including newspaper articles, memoirs, documentaries and other visual media.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
180

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 2021
181

ARB596B: Spcl Tpcs Arabic Studies

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall vary depending on the content of the course. Graduate-level requirements include two additional lengthier essay assignments, including two class presentations.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
182

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: Spring 2022
183
Bilingual Journalism
184

BJP410: 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 2021
185

BJP411: Global Latinx

This seminar introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of contemporary migrations, diasporic transnationalism and the media in Latin America. The course will examine historical perspectives and contemporary trends on migration from Latin America to Europe, Asia and North America (South-North) as well as migrations within Latin American (South-South). The seminar will analyze how global news media cover Latin American migrants and how this coverage has evolved in relation to journalistic ownership, funding, audiences and professional practices. When possible, University of Arizona students will engage with students in Latin America or other parts of the world via online discussions. Students may use digital technologies to map Latinos in global media using archives from different parts of the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
186

BJP412: Covering Latinx Affairs I

This course focuses on the practice of bilingual journalism in Latinx communities, which goes far beyond simply translating editorial content from one language to another. This class is hands-on and experiential, and as a result, students will do much of their work outside of the classroom. As the first in a series of two skills courses, this class emphasizes bilingual multimedia writing and audio production. Working in teams, students will conduct interviews, write audio scripts and produce podcasts or radio pieces in Spanish and English, and Portuguese, when applicable. Students will also write bilingual stories for the web to accompany their audio projects. Students will learn to exercise news judgment and ethical decision-making when covering Latino affairs in the United States and abroad. Students will be encouraged to look for new models of producing high-quality journalism. This class includes lectures, readings and practical experience in the field. To the extent possible, the classroom will function as a newsroom.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
187

BJP510: 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 2021
188

BJP511: Global Latinx

This seminar introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of contemporary migrations, diasporic transnationalism and the media in Latin America. The course will examine historical perspectives and contemporary trends on migration from Latin America to Europe, Asia and North America (South-North) as well as migrations within Latin American (South-South). The seminar will analyze how global news media cover Latin American migrants and how this coverage has evolved in relation to journalistic ownership, funding, audiences and professional practices. When possible, University of Arizona students will engage with students in Latin America or other parts of the world via online discussions. Students may use digital technologies to map Latinos in global media using archives from different parts of the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
189

BJP512: Covering Latinx Affairs I

This course focuses on the practice of bilingual journalism in Latinx communities, which goes far beyond simply translating editorial content from one language to another. This class is hands-on and experiential, and as a result, students will do much of their work outside of the classroom. As the first in a series of two skills courses, this class emphasizes bilingual multimedia writing and audio production. Working in teams, students will conduct interviews, write audio scripts and produce podcasts or radio pieces in Spanish and English, and Portuguese, when applicable. Students will also write bilingual stories for the web to accompany their audio projects. Students will learn to exercise news judgment and ethical decision-making when covering Latino affairs in the United States and abroad. Students will be encouraged to look for new models of producing high-quality journalism. This class includes lectures, readings and practical experience in the field. To the extent possible, the classroom will function as a newsroom.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
190
Care, Health, and Society
191

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
192

CHS206: Introduction to Pastoral Care

This course will introduce students to the subject of chaplaincy 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 2022

CHS215: Sociology of Aging and Health

This course explores how the process of aging through a sociological lens. We will examine a variety of gerontological theories, with a focus toward life course and critical perspectives. This course will require students to think critically about social forces that shape the aging experience and individual health outcomes. Students are expected to complete the readings prior to class in the week they are assigned and be prepared to engage in class discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
193

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
194

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: Spring 2022

CHS309: Ethical Issues-Helping Profess

This course examines ethical dilemmas common to paid care professionals.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
195

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 2022
196

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: Spring 2022
197

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
198

CHS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
199

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: Spring 2022
200

CHS405: Disasters, Health & Society

Disasters can be triggered by all sorts of causes: from forces of nature, such as viruses, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and earthquakes; to technological accidents, such as plane crashes, oil spills, and chemical releases; or terrorism and acts of violence. Disasters may be slow-moving in their onset or sudden and unexpected. But what all types of disasters have in common is the potential to cause widespread community disruption, displacement, economic loss, property damage, death and injury, and profound emotional suffering. What is also clear is that disaster risk is on the rise in the United States and around the world. At the same time, disasters reveal a great deal about the social world in which we live. Disasters peel back layers of complexity that normally obscure our vision of social relations. After a disaster occurs, we can see society for what it really is. Disasters therefore provide us with a unique opportunity to refine and reassess our ideas and assumptions about social life.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
201

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: Spring 2022
202

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 2021
203

CHS411: Careers in Helping Professions

This course engaged students in preparing for a career in the helping professions through hearing from local professionals about their educational and career decisions and participating in a series of online workshops designed to familiarize students with the internship and job search process, timelines, resources, and expectations of a successful search. Students will engage in refection assignments to help them develop a career plan that lays out how they might explore and pursue professional opportunities and be open to iteration in the process. By the end of this course, students will be able to present themselves professionally through their application documents (resume, cover letter, etc.) and in an interview. Ideally, students will take this course when they would like to begin a search for an internship or job in the helping professions. It is recommended that students be in their junior or senior year in the Care, Health, and Society major or related field.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
204

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: Spring 2022
205

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 2022
206

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 2022
207

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
208

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 2021
209

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 2022
210
Communication
211

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: Spring 2022
212

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: Spring 2022
213

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
214

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: Spring 2022
215

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: Spring 2022
216

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: Spring 2022
217

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: Spring 2022
218

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
219

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: Spring 2022
220

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
221

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: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
222

COMM318: Persuasion

Theories of Social Influence with particular attention to the means of changing attitudes and behaviors.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
223

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
224

COMM399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
225

COMM401: Life-Span Communication

This is an advanced course aimed at providing a broad overview of the ways in which communication affects, and is affected by, the aging process from birth to death. We will read research articles relating to life-span communication. During the course I wish to convey as much about research methods and how to read technical prose as much as communication and the life-span. The exams will test students understanding of the articles (in terms of their methodological and statistical content and their information about life-span communication) as well as lecture material. In class we will be discussing the articles, clarifying problems etc.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
226

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
227

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: Spring 2022

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: Fall 2021
228

COMM411: Comm+Conflict Management

Consideration of theory and research pertaining to the handling of conflict across diverse contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
229

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
230

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 2021

COMM422: Presidential Lrdshp+Comm

Examination of presidential leadership and communication strategies of the modern presidents from Kennedy to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
231

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: Fall 2021

COMM450: Communication+Cognition

Interrelations between human communication and cognitive processes. Emphasis on theory and research in social cognition.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
232

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: Spring 2022
233

COMM469: Media and Health

Americans are surrounded by media. We watch hours of television each day, play video games, surf the web, and are routine users of mobile/smartphone devices. The purpose of this class is to examine how media affects our daily lives. For example, how does watching medical dramas/comedies affect our understanding of how doctors interact with patients? How do advertisements for alcoholic beverages influence our drinking behaviors? Finally, how do news reports on topics like opioid addiction affect how policy makers approach this issue? This class looks at both the good and bad when it comes to how media affects our health and explores how media affects individual health along with broader health contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
234

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
235

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: Spring 2022

COMM499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
236

COMM499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
237

COMM501: Life-Span Communication

This is an advanced course aimed at providing a broad overview of the ways in which communication affects, and is affected by, the aging process from birth to death. We will read research articles relating to life-span communication. During the course I wish to convey as much about research methods and how to read technical prose as much as communication and the life-span. The exams will test students understanding of the articles (in terms of their methodological and statistical content and their information about life-span communication) as well as lecture material. In class we will be discussing the articles, clarifying problems etc. Graduate-level requirements include additional in-depth papers, research, readings, exams, etc.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
238

COMM502: 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. Graduate level requirements include the same requirements as the undergraduate, but with a more extensive research paper involving data collection, and a longer and more analytical short paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
239

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 2021
240

COMM550: Communication+Cognition

Interrelations between human communication and cognitive processes. Emphasis on theory and research in social cognition. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research project on a single issue in communication and cognition.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
241

COMM551: Comm and 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, and we will adjudicate various applications of emotion research and theory in effective communication practice. Graduate students will complete all of the assignments and exams assigned to Undergraduate students. In addition, they will propose, conduct, and report the results of an original empirical study relevant to the communication of emotion. A research prospectus (worth up to 100 points) will review theory and literature and articulate a relevant empirical method to address a research question approved by the instructor. A final report (with up to 150 points) will offer a revised literature review and method section, as well as a complete results and discussion section. The final paper is expected to be of a quality suitable for submission to a national convention or publication.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
242

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 2021

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 2022
243

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: Spring 2022

COMM609: Mass Comm Theory

This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the prominent social scientific theories of mass communication. It will address the development of media theories from the early stages to the contemporary models. Particular emphasis will be placed on the most notable theories. Upon completion of the course, students should have extensive knowledge of how media theory and research can be applied to explaining the impact of media exposure on individuals and society.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
244

COMM610: Communication Theory I

An overview of theoretical perspectives on the role of verbal and nonverbal communication in the process of generating and understanding development of interpersonal relationships.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2022
245

COMM640: Rsrch Methodologies III

Issues in measurement and sampling in laboratory and field research in communication.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
246

COMM696F: Tpc Psycholing+Lang Proc

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting with in depth investigation of topics in Psycholinguistics and Language Processing. 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 2021

COMM696G: Group/Intergroup Comm

Course is a graduate-level seminar in Group/Intergroup Communication. Students will read primary research in Communication relating to the said title 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: Fall 2021
247

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
248

COMM900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
249

COMM920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
250
Development Practice
251

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 2021

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 2021
252

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: Spring 2021
253

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 2021
254

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: Fall 2021
255

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 2021

DVP693: 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 2021
256

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 2021

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 2021
257

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 2021
258
English
259

ENGL101: First-Year Composition

Exposition, emphasis on essays.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL101A: 1st-Year Comp with Discussion

Exposition, emphasis on essays with writing discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
260

ENGL102: First-Year Composition

Critical papers on selected subjects.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL106: Fnd Wrt Engl Additional Lang

In this course, international students for whom English is an additional/second language develop academic literacy skills for university writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
261

ENGL107: Fnd Wrt Engl Additional Lang

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: Spring 2022
262

ENGL108: Fnd Wrt Engl Additional Lang

English 102/108 emphasizes rhetoric and research across contexts. Through reading and discussion of content, students engage in rhetorical analysis, research, persuasion, reflection, and revision. It is designed to help students recognize and learn to write for a variety of rhetorical situations, including different audiences, purposes, contexts, and genres. Students will conduct research inquiries, find and evaluate sources, and make critically aware decisions about how best to achieve their purposes. Further, it helps students become aware of their own writing processes and adjust them to whatever demands a particular writing situation places on them.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL109H: Adv First-Year Compositn

Critical papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
263

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 2022
264

ENGL160D1: Critical Cultural Concepts

This course examines--through literature, film, art, and philosophy-different concepts critical to the shaping of primarily "Western" culture(s), with a glance at similar concepts in "non-Western" cultures. The course is also "critical" in the sense that it asks students, through virtually weekly take-home quizzes, to critique these concepts, taking the wheat and letting the chaff be still. Topics may include the ideology of war or human rights; the problem of evil; the figure of the Trickster; and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
265

ENGL160D2: Nonhuman Subjects

Monsters are cool¿but they¿re also interesting, and also sometimes deeply problematic. The category of the ¿non-human¿ (or, more broadly, ¿the Other¿) raises key questions about human identity, human values, and the cultural boundaries we construct to cordon off the horrific, the weird, the frightening, the monstrous, or the non-human. As a result, we won¿t focus simply particular monster-types like the zombie, the vampire, or the cyborg. Instead, we¿ll look at the monster-figure in literature and film as a key indicator of cultural history: the symbolic carrier of cultural values, problems, and ideological tensions. These cultural issues can include things like political dissension, systems of religious belief, social order and disorder, human nature, or distinctions of race/class/gender. As we¿ll see, monsters often become symbols in the cultural, political, and intellectual clashes that mark Western history. In order to better understand our cultural roots, then, we have to come to terms with the historical and ideological tensions behind those clashes. In this course, we¿ll demonstrate that through well-organized analytical arguments that present strong textual evidence and display critical thinking.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
266

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: Fall 2021

ENGL197B: Writing Studio

Supplemental writing workshop for designated sections of English 101
Terms offered: Spring 2022
267

ENGL197W: Writing Skills Tutorial

Develop skills in punctuation, basic grammar, and style.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

ENGL199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
268

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: Spring 2022

ENGL209: Intro Creative Writing: Poetry

Beginning techniques of poetry writing taught through exercises, the writing of original poetry, workshop and reading in contemporary poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
269

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
270

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
271

ENGL248B: Intro to Fairy Tales

Follows fairy tales from their beginnings in storytelling circles into the literary culture and new media.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL263: Tpcs Children Literature

Topics in children's literature, may include "Poetry for children," "Adapting literary classics for children," and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
272

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: Spring 2022
273

ENGL266: Young Adult Lit

YA Literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing genres. We will read, discuss, and write about a diverse selection of Young Adult novels in order to explore the many facets of this literature and to consider how it shapes our definitions and understandings of adolescence. We will consider the following questions: What purposes does adolescent/young adult literature serve in our culture and society? How do these texts represent and address the adolescent and the state of adolescence? How does this literature reflect and engage the social and cultural contexts in which it was written? How does this literature portray issues of national, cultural, racial, political, and/or sexual/gender identity?
Terms offered: Spring 2022
274

ENGL280: Intro To Literature

Close reading of literary texts, critical analysis, and articulation of intellectually challenging ideas in clear prose.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
275

ENGL300: Literature and Film

Comparative study of literature and cinema as aesthetic media.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL301: Intermed Nonfiction Writ

Practice in writing nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
276

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 2021

ENGL304: Inter Fiction Writing

Practice in writing short fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
277

ENGL306: Advanced Composition

Study of genre and rhetorical situation; advanced practice in expository writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL307: Business Writing

Practice in writing business letters, reports and proposals.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
278

ENGL308: Technical Writing

Analysis and presentation of scientific and technical information.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL309: Poetry Writing

Practice in writing poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
279

ENGL310: Studies in Genres

The origin and evolution of genres in literature, rhetoric, and nonfiction prose, among others.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
280

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 2022
281

ENGL313: Intro Prof+Techn Writing

An introduction to key concepts and practices of professional and technical writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2022
282

ENGL321: Sound and Literature

Alexander Pope claimed that in poetry sound must seem an echo to the sense. But how exactly does this echo work? And what happens if we reverse the order and say, sense must seem an echo to the sound, as often happens in nursery rhymes, nonsense verse, experimental writing, and song lyrics? In this class, we will examine the ways in which the new and rapidly expanding field of sound studies can help us answer these and many more questions about the work of sound in, and on, literature. Sound studies combines a variety of disciplines in order to listen to the ways in which different theories and practices of sound connect with each other. It combines literature, poetics, music, performance, film studies, linguistics, acoustics, environmental studies, recording arts, history, philosophy, and more. In this class, we will deepen our knowledge about the relationship between sound and literature by listening closely to poetry, prose, songs, performances, and musical works. We will also read statements and essays that will deepen and complicate our sense of the world in and through sound. Ultimately, we will think through the ways in which literature helps us hear our environments' and each other with a critical and empathetic ear.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
283

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: Spring 2022
284

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: Fall 2021
285

ENGL340: Topics In Prof+Tech Wrtg

An advanced topics course on professional and technical writing
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
286

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 2021

ENGL351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
287

ENGL355: English Sociolinguistics

Study of English form and use in relation to social and cultural contexts. Topics include regional and social dialectology, attitudes toward variation and change, strategies of interaction, gender and language use, and politeness, power and politics.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
288

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
289

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: Winter 2021
290

ENGL380: Literary Analysis

Introduction to the various modes, techniques, and terminology of practical criticism.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL383: Literature and Medicine

Problems of representation are at the heart of the experiences of physical suffering and medical care; how has literature defined and redefined its relationship to these experiences? Topics include empathy and its alternatives, illness and metaphor, and the evolution of the surface-depth model of the self. The course centers on major works of literature that engage the imaginative potential of medicine and the narrative structures of disease and suffering. How do we tell and narrate human pain and suffering?
Terms offered: Spring 2022
291

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
292

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
293

ENGL399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ENGL399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
294

ENGL401: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

Writing-Emphasis Course for creative writing majors.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
295

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: Spring 2022
296

ENGL407: Writing Queer Autohistoria

The course is a seminar and intensive writing workshop for students who want to mine their life-stories and draw from their imaginations to write an autohistoria, which may also be considered a memoir. Memoir is a genre that may be defined as autobiography without attention to precise details like dates and names. Like memoir, autohistoria can be life-stories that you take in many directions because memory operates in various ways at different times in our lives. Autohistoria is similar to memoir in using imagination to create a story from one's past yet different in using a mixed genre of fiction, poetry, and personal essays. . We will read various forms of queer autohistoria and memoir to study structure and content. We will analyze how queer writers have addressed the complexities of race, class, genders, sexualities, ableism, etc. and how they take from complex histories to interpret and write their life stories. Students will think about the writing process and write their own opening chapter to an autohistoria
Terms offered: Spring 2022
297

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: Spring 2022

ENGL410: Teaching Of Composition

Theory and practice of teaching writing in secondary schools and colleges.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
298

ENGL413: PTW For Diverse Audiences

In this course, students learn how to apply localization strategies to the development, editing, and management of content in ways that are responsive to and inclusive of linguistic and cultural differences.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL414: Adv Scientific Writing

Preparation of professional literature for publication.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
299

ENGL418: Women And Literature

Analysis of selected writings by women, as well as representations of women in literature, with attention to social and intellectual contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
300

ENGL424: Studies In Southwest Lit

We will study texts representative of the region we now call the American Southwest and concern ourselves with the following questions: What cultural and literary traditions did their makers work within? How did they transcend those traditions? What is the relationship between physical landscapes and imagined cultural geographies in these narratives? How is the "Southwest" represented as a region in each?
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ENGL427: Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales and other poems, read in Middle English.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
301

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: Fall 2021

ENGL431A: Shakespeare

Twelve comedies, histories and tragedies from the period 1590-1600 (including Hamlet).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
302

ENGL431B: Shakespeare

Ten comedies, tragedies and tragicomedies from the period 1601-1613.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
303

ENGL455: Tchng Engl As Sec Lang

A general overview of the profession covering prominent theories, methodologies, and procedures influencing the field.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
304

ENGL465: Victorian Literature

Major poetry, non-fictional prose, and fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 both French and English; non-French majors may write their assignments in English.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
305

ENGL470: Lit & Major Philosophical Trad

Selected works of literature in connection with particular philosophical statements or problems. An honors section is available.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL476: Contemp Black British Writers

Seminar focused on fiction, drama, and poetry by Black and/or BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) writers in the United Kingdom from 1948 to the present. Includes the study of Black British culture and intersections between art and political issues. May include some music, visual arts, film and/or life writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
306

ENGL477: Studies Native Amer Lit


Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL478: African American Lit

The study of novels, drama and poetry by leading Black writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
307

ENGL486: Topics In Am Literature

A consideration of important authors, works, and themes in American literature.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ENGL488A: Am Poetry:19th Century

The Nineteenth Century: Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
308

ENGL488B: Am Poetry:20th Century

The Twentieth Century: Frost, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Williams, and others.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

ENGL489A: Contemporary Am Lit

Contemporary American poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
309

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
310

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 2022

ENGL494: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
311

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
312

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
313

ENGL498P: Capstone in PTW

In this course, students complete a capstone project and compile a portfolio of their work in professional and technical writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
314

ENGL499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ENGL501: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

For M.F.A. candidates working toward book-length writing project in nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
315

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
316

ENGL514: Adv Scientific Writing

Preparation of professional literature for publication. Graduate-level requirements include longer and more detailed papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL515: Hist Of Criticism+Theory

A systematic introduction to the history of criticism and/or modern and contemporary critical theory.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
317

ENGL524: Studies In Southwest Lit

We will study texts representative of the region we now call the American Southwest and concern ourselves with the following questions: What cultural and literary traditions did their makers work within? How did they transcend those traditions? What is the relationship between physical landscapes and imagined cultural geographies in these narratives? How is the "Southwest" represented as a region in each? Graduate-level requirements include an additional term paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL527: Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales and other poems, read in Middle English. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
318

ENGL531: Adv Study In Shakespeare


Terms offered: Spring 2022

ENGL533: Studies-Renaissance


Terms offered: Spring 2021
319

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 2021

ENGL555A: 19th Century British Lit

The Romantics.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
320

ENGL557A: Modern British Lit

Modern British literature.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
321

ENGL560: Teaching Listen Speak Pronun

This course provides an introduction to the teaching of second, foreign, or additional language (L2) speech, listening, and pronunciation in diverse contexts. Through readings, discussions, and activities, you will develop your understanding of the theory, research, and practice of L2 speech, listening, and pronunciation. We will explore a range of issues, including L2 oral/aural development, identity, pedagogical approaches, course design, feedback on student oral performance, and assessment. While we will work to develop familiarity with L2 speaking, listening, and pronunciation research and theory, 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 speakers across settings.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
322

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 2021

ENGL565: Stds In Am Lit To 1900

Reading course in American literatures before 1900.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
323

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 2022

ENGL577: Stdy American Indian Lit

In-depth study of works by and/or about American Indian writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
324

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 2021
325

ENGL587: Assessment in 2nd/Foreign Lang

The primary objective of this course is the development of language teachers' assessment literacy, which includes knowledge of key assessment principles and skill in creating or adopting assessment tools and procedures for the language classroom. Participants in this course will develop their knowledge and skills related to assessing all skill areas in the language classroom, including productive skills (writing, speaking), receptive skills (reading, listening), and assessing grammar and vocabulary. Grading and student evaluation will also be important topics of consideration and exploration in this course. Designed specifically for in-service (and pre-service) language teachers, the course combines theory with practice by covering essential principles of effective classroom assessment and the development of effective assessment tools for classroom use. Participants completing this course will become more assessment literate and better able to evaluate student performance in their classrooms fairly and effectively.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
326

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
327

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
328

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
329

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: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
330

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 2021

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 2021
331

ENGL598: Approaches to Teaching Writing

English 598 connects composition theory to praxis. Through a number of activities, we will think carefully about our inclinations, actions and reactions as teachers in the writing classroom. Required of all graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in their first year of teaching in the Writing Program, preceptorship provides a brief introduction to theory in writing studies and pedagogy as well as embedded support for classroom management. During the course, you will be asked to reflect on the teaching of first-year writing, and we encourage collaboration as we develop our teaching philosophies and approaches to first-year writing. A major objective of 598 is to embed support within your first year of teaching. You will meet twice weekly with your Mentor, who will provide practical support for your teaching of English 101 and 102. These mentor sessions should be a safe space to reflect on and discuss your experiences with teaching.. It is in these sessions that you will respond to any immediate questions or concerns teaching English 101 and 102. One of the major tasks of mentor groups is arranging a mentor class visit.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
332

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: Spring 2022

ENGL604: Writing Project Fiction

For M.F.A candidates working toward book-length writing project in fiction.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
333

ENGL609: Writing Project Poetry

For M.F.A candidates working toward book-length writing project in poetry.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

ENGL613: Meth Tch Engl:Spkr Other

Foundations, theory, and methodology in English as a second language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
334

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 2022

ENGL620: Cult Dim:Sec Lang Acqsn

Relationships between language and culture.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
335

ENGL646: Ancient+Contemp Voices

The connections between ancient and contemporary native literature of North and South America.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL680: Reader Response Theories

This course focuses on theories of reader response, both in relation to the reading process and to literary criticism, with a major emphasis on Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theories of literature. Exploration of reading as a social act that involves multiple, diverse interpretations within a democratic context will be explored through a close examination of Rosenblatt's theories and a broad survey of other theoretical perspectives on reader response. Implications of these theories for practice will also be considered.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
336

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 2022

ENGL696A: Latina/o Lit+Cultrl Stdy

This course will analyze Latina/o cultural production through a variety of Cultural Studies approaches. Whether Latina/o literary representations can help us move beyond some of the impasses of Cultural Studies will be considered. Readings include R. Williams, C. Sandoval, C. Pineda.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
337

ENGL696D: History of Rhetoric

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
338

ENGL696J: Sexuality and Aesthetics

The study of sexuality as it pertains to cultural and aesthetic production. Topics may include camp, kitsch, "subcultures," film, music, and popular culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
339

ENGL696T: Contemp Rhetoric Theory

This course focuses on historical and theoretical developments in modern rhetoric and composition and may focus entirely on selected figures and schools of thought.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
340

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: Spring 2022

ENGL920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
341

ENGL443: Sex/Race/Drugs/Power:Sup Court

This course is an introduction to selected substantive, procedural, historical, and institutional aspects of the law. Ultimately, it is about critical thinking and clear communication. Student will be provided with a rigorous understanding of the ways that rhetoric, argument, fallacies, values, and evidence are deployed in deciding fundamental social questions, using 15 cases from the United States Supreme Court as specimen. After hearing argument and analysis from leading legal scholars in their fields, students will engage in facilitated small-group discussions and complete intensive writing assignments. Students will develop their reasoning skills, becoming more critical thinkers and writers.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
342
eSociety
343

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: Spring 2022
344

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: Spring 2022
345

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: Spring 2022
346

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
347

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: Spring 2022
348

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: Spring 2022
349

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
350

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: Spring 2022
351

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: Spring 2022
352

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: Spring 2022
353

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: Spring 2022
354

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: Spring 2022
355

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
356

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: Fall 2021
357

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: Spring 2022
358

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 2022
359

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: Spring 2022
360

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: Spring 2022
361

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: Spring 2022
362

ESOC495: 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: Fall 2021
363
Environmental Studies
364

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
365

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: Spring 2022
366

EVS363: Climate and Society

Climate change has social causes and consequences, and the responses and solutions involve changes in human behavior, institutions, and technologies. This course analyses the social causes of climate change including the economic, political, social and cultural drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and land use, and the impacts of climate change on society such as vulnerability and impacts in sectors such as food, water, health, cities and sustainable development. It also discusses solutions and responses to climate change such as changing policies, behavior and attitudes, climate mitigation and adaptation, and the role of governments, cities, the private sector, social movements and individuals from the local to the global level.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
367

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 2021

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 2021
368

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: Spring 2022

EVS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
369

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: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
370

EVS498H: 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 2021

EVS353: Sex/Race/Drugs/Power:Sup Court

This course is an introduction to selected substantive, procedural, historical, and institutional aspects of the law. Ultimately, it is about critical thinking and clear communication. Student will be provided with a rigorous understanding of the ways that rhetoric, argument, fallacies, values, and evidence are deployed in deciding fundamental social questions, using 15 cases from the United States Supreme Court as specimen. After hearing argument and analysis from leading legal scholars in their fields, students will engage in facilitated small-group discussions and complete intensive writing assignments. Students will develop their reasoning skills, becoming more critical thinkers and writers.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
371
Food Studies
372

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 2021
373

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 2022
374

FOOD199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

FOOD299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
375

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 2022
376

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 2021
377

FOOD350: 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 2022
378

FOOD353: Coffee: From Crop to Cup

Ever wondered where your coffee comes from and how it ends up in your cup? This course is about all things coffee. In 1824, President Jefferson deemed coffee "the favorite drink of the civilized world." Indeed, as one of the most consumed drink after water and the one of the most traded commodities after oil, coffee has an undeniable impact globally. In this class, students will learn about the coffee supply chain from crop to cup. We will examine how coffee is involved in global power structures and assess the extent to which consumers and specialty coffees can influence change. We will explore many topics, including producer livelihoods, consumer health and wellness, coffee standards, coffee-related jobs and careers, and sustainability outcomes. Each of these areas will be explored in detail, with a focus on positive developments as well as challenges.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
379

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 2021
380

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 2021
381

FOOD399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
382

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 2022
383

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 2022

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 2022
384

FOOD499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professional who has agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
385

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 2022
386
Geography & Development
387

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 2022
388

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 2021
389

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
390

GEOG205: Places in the Media

This course is an introduction to media and geography. Students will develop critical frames for evaluating how places are represented in media such as television, film, music videos, blogs, and advertisements.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
391

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
392

GEOG230: Our Changing Climate

Climate change is among the most important issues of our time. In this course students will learn and apply the perspective of the climate scientist to answering questions about the natural systems, physical processes, and human dimensions of climate change, its impacts, and pathways to solutions. Students will put this perspective into practice using the tools and approaches of the climate scientist, working with quantitative information such as analyzing and interpreting data, as well as linking science to solutions through interactive activities.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
393

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 2022

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 2022
394

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
395

GEOG301: Intro Regional Planning

Introduction to the principles and techniques used for planning in metropolitan and rural regions.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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: Spring 2022
396

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
397

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
398

GEOG312: Native American Geography

This course looks at environment and human relationships on the North American continent with an emphasis on Native nations and indigenous perspectives. Major topics include sacred spaces, colonialism, politics and law, race and power, cultural landscapes, governance and self-determination.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
399

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 2022
400

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: Spring 2022
401

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 2021
402

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 2022
403

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 2022
404

GEOG353: Coffee: From Crop to Cup

Ever wondered where your coffee comes from and how it ends up in your cup? This course is about all things coffee. In 1824, President Jefferson deemed coffee "the favorite drink of the civilized world." Indeed, as one of the most consumed drink after water and the one of the most traded commodities after oil, coffee has an undeniable impact globally. In this class, students will learn about the coffee supply chain from crop to cup. We will examine how coffee is involved in global power structures and assess the extent to which consumers and specialty coffees can influence change. We will explore many topics, including producer livelihoods, consumer health and wellness, coffee standards, coffee-related jobs and careers, and sustainability outcomes. Each of these areas will be explored in detail, with a focus on positive developments as well as challenges.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
405

GEOG357: Geograph Research Method

Formulation and solution of geographic problems; models, research design, and methods of gathering, analyzing, and portraying geographic data.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
406

GEOG363: Climate and Society

Climate change has social causes and consequences, and the responses and solutions involve changes in human behavior, institutions, and technologies. This course analyses the social causes of climate change including the economic, political, social and cultural drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and land use, and the impacts of climate change on society such as vulnerability and impacts in sectors such as food, water, health, cities and sustainable development. It also discusses solutions and responses to climate change such as changing policies, behavior and attitudes, climate mitigation and adaptation, and the role of governments, cities, the private sector, social movements and individuals from the local to the global level.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
407

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
408

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
409

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
410

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 2022
411

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: Spring 2022

GEOG380: Global Agri+Intl Rel

The importance of agriculture to the cultures, political structures, and economies of developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
412

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
413

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
414

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: Spring 2022

GEOG399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
415

GEOG399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
416

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2021
417

GEOG407: The American Landscape

An in-depth exploration of how humans shape and are affected by a broad range of landscapes across the United States. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and apply a variety of methods for studying human-landscape interactions across a great diversity of contexts. These might include: city spaces, suburbs, seascapes, national parklands, agricultural lands, cold war landscapes, borderlands, and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
418

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 2021

GEOG415: Open Source GIS

This course provides students a brief introduction about Open Source software for both desktop and internet GIS applications. Main objective of the course is to expose students to alternative open source tools for practicing GIS besides licensed and conventional GIS software. Students will go through hands on learning about applications hosting, data development, processing, and sharing using open source tools and technologies such as GITHub , Quantum GIS (QGIS), Python, GeoServer and PostGIS. Students will apply technology in lab assignments using real-world data
Terms offered: Spring 2022
419

GEOG416A: Computer Cartography

Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
420

GEOG416E: Geovisualization (GIS)

Introduces principles and practices of Geovisualization (Geoviz) and softwares (Community and ERDAS Image).
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2021
421

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
422

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 2022

GEOG422: Resource Mapping

This course combines aspects of remote sensing, GIS, and biogeography in an interdisciplinary framework to elucidate how land use and land cover can be monitored using UAS. Links will be made with field and satellite-based monitoring techniques to cross-validate landscape maps. Students that take this course will develop a solid scientific and applied basis to address geospatial landscape monitoring questions. They will do this by safely flying a drone, acquiring data in the field and with the drone, processing GPS and multi-sensor data, analyzing these data and creating landscape maps and products.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
423

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 2021

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 2021
424

GEOG435: Plants under Stress

Plant ecophysiology is the study of a plant's physiological response to its environment. These responses within vegetation serve to determine patterns in biogeography and community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology. This 3-hour course will (1) revisit the core principles and underlying assumptions that plant ecophysiology is based upon, (2) examine plant responses to a myriad of biotic and abiotic stresses, and (3) familiarize students with ecophysiological tools available to assess those plant responses. Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to confidently outline and conduct ecophysiological experiments ~ including running, trouble-shooting, and maintaining commonly used equipment and interpreting measured response functions.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
425

GEOG456: The American City

An integrated approach to the built environment with special emphasis on the historical, social, and political aspects of American urban development.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
426

GEOG470: Geo-Databases

This course introduces fundamentals of database design, development, and analysis for Geographic Information Systems. Emphasis is on geospatial data and suitable database designs, and on database administration for GIS Enterprise. Topics include requirements engineering for geo-databases, database design using the Entity-Relationship model, object-relational database implementation, database normalization, database optimization, data handling, security risk management, and IT auditing. Database technologies will be demonstrated with two Spatial Database Management Systems: PostgreSQL/PostGIS and ArcGIS Server/Enterprise. Database programming will make use of Python, SQL, and Procedural SQL in PostGIS. A business case is developed as part of coursework, to train the student in the database lifecycle that supports organizational operations, planning, and data management in GIS.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
427

GEOG471: Problems Regional Dev

Topical issues in regional development, with emphasis on policy in diverse contexts and case study analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
428

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 2022

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 2021
429

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 2022

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 2021
430

GEOG492A: Directed Rsrch In Geog

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty. This course explores emerging new themes in geographic research. Small group or individual interactions provide the context for in-depth studies not feasible in a colloquium setting.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
431

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: Spring 2022
432

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
433

GEOG499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GEOG499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
434

GEOG500: Research Design

Focus on conceptualizing research projects and on writing and presenting a research proposal.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
435

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 2021
436

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: Spring 2022
437

GEOG514: Methods in Urban Planning

This course explores the practical methods used in urban planning from policy analysis to survey development and administration to comprehensive plan making. While many of your initial classes discuss theory and purpose (the why) and others emphasize products and applications (the what), this class provides skill-building in the connecting those two things (the how). Students will be expected to read texts that describe the purpose of various planning analyses, examine the supporting data and research, and explore common approaches to achieving various goals. This class emphasizes the physical practice of finding/making data, doing analysis, and documenting for various public and semi-public audiences "limiting `lecture time" in lieu of practice and doing. As such, students will investigate a variety of urban planning problems and questions by completing tasks such as: analyzing and summarizing research and white-paper reports, searching for and acquiring data, analyzing and graphically displaying data, and documenting results in both inform and formal ways. A portion of this class emphasizes data, methods, and tools used specifically to support comprehensive plan making (e.g., population forecasting, demographic analysis, housing analysis, growth impact analysis, impact fee estimation).
Terms offered: Fall 2021
438

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: Spring 2022

GEOG516C: 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. Graduate-level requirements include writing an original research papers based on original data collected in the field.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
439

GEOG516E: Geovisualization (GIS)

Introduces principles and practices of Geovisualization (Geoviz) and softwares (Community and ERDAS Image). Graduate-level requirements include an instructor-approved, scholarly paper on a related topic in Geoviz. The paper will be 5-8 double-spaced, typewritten pages and provide a scholarly analysis and critique of a significant real-world Geoviz application.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
440

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: Spring 2021
441

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
442

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 2022

GEOG522: Resource Mapping

This course combines aspects of remote sensing, GIS, and biogeography in an interdisciplinary framework to elucidate how land use and land cover can be monitored using UAS. Links will be made with field and satellite-based monitoring techniques to cross-validate landscape maps. Students that take this course will develop a solid scientific and applied basis to address geospatial landscape monitoring questions. They will do this by safely flying a drone, acquiring data in the field and with the drone, processing GPS and multi-sensor data, analyzing these data and creating landscape maps and products.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
443

GEOG529: Obj Analy/Atmo+Rel Sci

This graduate course provides an overview of statistical methods used to interpret datasets in the atmospheric and related sciences. The objective is to provide a working knowledge of the statistical tools most commonly used. Topics include application of basic statistics (composite analysis; significance testing; curve fitting; regression analysis; correlation; and non-normal distributions), non-parametric statistical significance testing (e.g. Monte-Carlo methods and field significance), matrix methods (principal component analysis; SVD analysis; CCA), and time series analysis (harmonic analysis; power spectra; data filtering; cross-spectrum analysis; singular spectrum analysis; and wavelet analysis).
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
444

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 2021

GEOG535: Plants under Stress

Plant ecophysiology is the study of a plant's physiological response to its environment. These responses within vegetation serve to determine patterns in biogeography and community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology. This 3-hour course will (1) revisit the core principles and underlying assumptions that plant ecophysiology is based upon, (2) examine plant responses to a myriad of biotic and abiotic stresses, and (3) familiarize students with ecophysiological tools available to assess those plant responses. Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to confidently outline and conduct ecophysiological experiments ~ including running, trouble-shooting, and maintaining commonly used equipment and interpreting measured response functions.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
445

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 2022

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 2021
446

GEOG557: 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. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of several data-intensive research projects.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
447

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 2021

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 2022
448

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 2021

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 2022
449

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
450

GEOG594: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GEOG596B: Water Policy in AZ & Semi-arid

This course focuses on current water policy in Arizona, the Colorado River Basin, and other semi-arid regions from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Through readings, research, lectures, discussions, and presentations, the student is exposed to major, current water resource issues and policies to address them. The professor and guest lecturers draw upon their experiences to demonstrate the development, analysis and implementation of real-world water policy.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
451

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: Spring 2022
452

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
453

GEOG611: Projects Regional Plng

Lectures, laboratory, and field projects covering various aspects of professional practice.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GEOG619: Ecol/Savnns,Shrblnd+Wdln

[Taught Spring semester in even-numbered years] The functional ecology and dynamics of biogeographically diverse savanna, shrubland and woodland ecosystems will be examined. Interactions among co-occurring life forms and growth forms will be emphasized with in the context of climate, soils and disturbance.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
454

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 2022

GEOG689: Hist Geographic Thought

History of geographic philosophy and methodology.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
455

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: Spring 2022

GEOG695B: Prp Fut Fac Geog:Prf Dev

A course designed to assist advanced graduate students in obtaining academic employment.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
456

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 2021

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 2022
457

GEOG696A: Economic Geography

Based on the exchange of information, usually in a small group setting, this course examines contemporary developments in economic geography. The selected topics rotate according to the interests of the faculty convener and the graduate student enrollees. Generally grounded in economic theories of space and place, typical topics include regional inequalities and development; location theory, urban economics, and transportation; marxist and post-marxist political economy; retailing and consumption; alternative economies; resources and agriculture; gender and work; migration and economic change; institutional approaches; the intersection of culture and economy; and money, finance, and trade. 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 2021
458

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 2021

GEOG696H: Political Geography

This course will consist of a seminar format allowing different topics in political geography to be presented. Topics offered will likely include the state, governance, critical geopolitics, social movements, or an exclusive focus on a number of key political/social theorists inside and outside of the discipline of geography from Frederich Ratzel, to Karl Marx to David Harvey.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
459

GEOG696I: Political Ecology

This course is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding resource access by different people, the institutions and environmental conditions through which resource access is mediated, and the sorts of environmental change that these systems may create. It also involves an analysis of the political institutions that have a bearing on environmental outcomes. It frames local resource use systems within the 'nests' of processes that help to shape them - e.g. political economy, globalization, gender relations, and historically produced 'narratives.'
Terms offered: Spring 2021

GEOG696N: Geography and Social Theory

Based on the exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting, this course examines developments in socio-spatial theory. Selected topics and thinkers will rotate according to the interests of the faculty convener and the graduate students enrolled. Course organization may be historical, e.g., based on a survey of trends in socio-spatial theory, or thematic, e.g., examining the intersection between spatial theory and such topics as politics, resistance, feminism, globalization, etc. 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 2021
460

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: Spring 2022

GEOG900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
461

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: Spring 2022

GEOG920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
462
Geographic Information Systems Technology
463

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
464

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 2022
465

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
466

GIST415: Open Source GIS

This course provides students a brief introduction about Open Source software for both desktop and internet GIS applications. Main objective of the course is to expose students to alternative open source tools for practicing GIS besides licensed and conventional GIS software. Students will go through hands on learning about applications hosting, data development, processing, and sharing using open source tools and technologies such as GITHub , Quantum GIS (QGIS), Python, GeoServer and PostGIS. Students will apply technology in lab assignments using real-world data
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GIST416E: Geovisualization (GIS)

Introduces principles and practices of Geovisualization (Geoviz) and softwares (Community and ERDAS Image).
Terms offered: Fall 2021
467

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: Spring 2022

GIST419: 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: Fall 2021
468

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 2022

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 2021
469

GIST470: Geo-Databases

This course introduces fundamentals of database design, development, and analysis for Geographic Information Systems. Emphasis is on geospatial data and suitable database designs, and on database administration for GIS Enterprise. Topics include requirements engineering for geo-databases, database design using the Entity-Relationship model, object-relational database implementation, database normalization, database optimization, data handling, security risk management, and IT auditing. Database technologies will be demonstrated with two Spatial Database Management Systems: PostgreSQL/PostGIS and ArcGIS Server/Enterprise. Database programming will make use of Python, SQL, and Procedural SQL in PostGIS. A business case is developed as part of coursework, to train the student in the database lifecycle that supports organizational operations, planning, and data management in GIS.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
470

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 2021

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 2022
471

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: Spring 2022

GIST519: 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 2021
472

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: Spring 2022
473

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
474

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
475

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 2021
476

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: Spring 2022
477

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: Spring 2022
478

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: Spring 2022
479
Studies of Global Media
480

GLO101: Principles of Global Media

From cave paintings to the printing press and transnational digital media, humans with their "awareness instinct" have always sought accurate information upon which to make sense of their world and base their decisions and actions. This survey course explores the foundations and contemporary role of types of professional and citizen media and their interaction with culture, societies, economics and politics. This course focuses on the processes journalists employ worldwide to gather, produce and disseminate information to various publics around the world. Through films, podcasts, lectures, and readings, students will come to understand the special position that news media hold in many societies and will learn to navigate the complex world of competing narratives, filter bubbles, disinformation campaigns and talking heads, to become critical and engaged consumers of information in a global media environment.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
481

GLO201: Visual Journalism

This course will examine the history of visual journalism through the medium of documentary photography from its origins in the 1800s to the present-day digital revolution in multimedia production and data visualization around the world. This survey course is designed to broaden students' understanding of the role of visual journalism in societies, and across societies, and its power to affect scientific, political, economic, cultural and social change. Class lectures, readings and films will provide a deeper understanding of this complex media form and a vocabulary to communicate visually in today's global society.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
482

GLO301: Media, Culture & Societies

The course provides historical and contemporary perspectives on the concepts of power, globalization, networked societies, and diffusion of cultural values through various forms of media and how these factors influence news media reporting, digital ecosystems, discourse, and communities around the world. The course utilizes a number of frameworks, including models that examine the global flow of information, to study the impact of these phenomena on communities and societies. The political economy of exporting and importing cultural and news media values, and other media norms, and the concept of hybridity also will be studied in the context of social change. Micro and macro levels of analysis will examine gender, race/ethnicity, cultural identity and expression, language, geographical location, socio-economic, and generation-related factors that are considered in the process of gathering and producing news. Course content also will utilize concepts including national identity, social ordering, representation, place, and boundaries to analyze social and cultural issues related to news media reporting around the world.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
483

GLO403: Media and Global Terrorism

This course investigates the history of acts of state and non-state terror, the interplay between terrorism around the world and media content about acts of terror and terror groups. The course analyzes the varying ways terrorism has been defined and how this impacts news coverage. Course content also focuses on how news media portray terrorism and terrorists, and how that impacts public perception. Through case studies, film, readings, and in-depth research, the class will explore the dynamic interplay among global media elites, local and citizen journalism, social media and terrorist entities. The use of propaganda and new forms of digital media by terror groups and other entities also will be explored as will global norms for responding to these phenomena.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
484

GLO430: Social Movement Media

This course will survey the history and functions of social justice media to contemporary times around the world. 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 2022

GLO435: Glo Media Ethics & Diversity

This course will provide students with a framework to think critically about media's obligations to the public. Analyses examine ethical philosophies as they relate to both citizen-driven media and journalist professionals' roles and responsibilities in various societies and governmental systems around the world. Through case studies, readings, lectures, documentaries and individual research, students will explore ethics questions related to cultural bias, political and economic pressure, diverse representation, accuracy, privacy, national security, and other pressures on news media in countries around the world.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
485

GLO440: Free Express & Right to Info

This course provides historical, philosophical, legal, political, societal and cultural perspectives about values related to online and offline freedom of expression and rights to public information in a global context. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of expression and movement, and rights to public information among other rights are explored in global, regional and country case contexts. The course also focuses on how freedom of expression and access to public information are related and how separately and together, both are situated in countries with varying levels of support. Course content also examines influences of globalization and digitized environments and state and nonstate actors on inhibiting and supporting freedom of expression and information and various interpretations of these concepts, and how, or whether, they translate into practice. The course examines interventions that often are undertaken when freedom of expression and information rights are ignored.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
486

GLO445: Media, War and Peace

This course examines the rapidly-shifting arena of armed conflict and political violence in an intensively and expansively mediated era. It explores traditional journalistic business, culture and ethics in covering war and the more recent impact of technological transformations, focusing on new digital and social media forms employed by all actors. Through case studies, film, readings, and in-depth research, the class will explore the dynamic interplay among global media elites, local and citizen journalism, military communication, and state and non-state actions with intelligence gathering, security and propaganda, and the intersection of all this with public understanding of the conflict from within and without. It will also consider the character and value of 'peace journalism' and the roles various media forms might play in conflict escalation or in resolution, reconciliation and community-building.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
487

GLO450: Media and the Environment

This course examines how the global broadcast, print and digital news media cover major environmental news and issues around the world and how journalists' investigations have led to change. The course also highlights the complicated nature of environmental reporting, including interacting with myriad stakeholders, assessing risk, interfacing with scientific uncertainty, and racing against deadlines and extinctions.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
488

GLO455: Media and Human Rights

This course is the study of the role and responsibility of national, transnational and social media in promoting human rights and cultural understanding, and in documenting human rights violations at varying levels, such as government oppression, civil or political turmoil, armed conflict, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Conversely, it will also examine the role of human rights instruments and monitoring in protecting media workers and rights to free expression. Through audio, visuals, readings, discussions and case studies, students will develop the skills needed to identify, understand and critically evaluate abusive situations and to analyze the character of media coverage of human rights challenges and the global impact of, and response to, the coverage.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
489

GLO460: Disinformation & Info Security

This course explores the history and concepts of disinformation and theories of propaganda to contextualize contemporary issues in cases around the world, where ways of obtaining information have become multifaceted and increasingly complex. The course will include analyzing the dynamics of the spread of online misinformation and disinformation and the growing issue of information security in open and closed media ecosystems in democracies and autocracies. The course also examines environments in which disinformation and information insecurity thrive. Research examining public receptiveness to correcting misinformation and disinformation also will be studied along with various news media organizations, approaches to audience engagement and building awareness about these issues. State and nonstate surveillance tactics targeting journalists also will be studied. Various tools for verifying information in text, images, video, and audio will be utilized. Methods and processes for securing online information will be explored and applied.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
490

GLO470: Documentary Journalism

This course will begin with a selective overview of the history of documentary journalism beginning in the 1920s. The aim of the course will be to familiarize students with a multi-cultural global perspective of documentary work by comparing and contrasting efforts from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and North America. The documentary genre has long focused on social, cultural, political, economic and environmental issues. By emphasizing a global comparative viewpoint of these issues, students will come away with a broad perspective that no longer emphasizes a media environment solely driven by western points of view.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

GLO490: Media & Humanitarian Crises

Students examine the role and responsibility of global news organizations and citizen-based social media in reporting on humanitarian crises that may stem from natural disaster, climate change, the impact of globalization, conflict or social upheaval. This course explores the dynamic interaction among news producers, relief organizations, policymakers, the public and those directly affected by humanitarian crises.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
491

GLO503: Media and Global Terrorism

This course investigates the history of acts of state and non-state terror, the interplay between terrorism around the world and media content about acts of terror and terror groups. The course analyzes the varying ways terrorism has been defined and how this impacts news coverage. Course content also focuses on how news media portray terrorism and terrorists, and how that impacts public perception. Through case studies, film, readings, and in-depth research, the class will explore the dynamic interplay among global media elites, local and citizen journalism, social media and terrorist entities. The use of propaganda and new forms of digital media by terror groups and other entities also will be explored as will global norms for responding to these phenomena.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
492

GLO530: Social Movement Media

This course will survey the history and functions of social justice media to contemporary times around the world. 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 2022

GLO535: Glo Media Ethics & Diversity

This course will provide students with a framework to think critically about media's obligations to the public. Analyses examine ethical philosophies as they relate to both citizen-driven media and journalist professionals' roles and responsibilities in various societies and governmental systems around the world. Through case studies, readings, lectures, documentaries and individual research, students will explore ethics questions related to cultural bias, political and economic pressure, diverse representation, accuracy, privacy, national security, and other pressures on news media in countries around the world.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
493

GLO540: Free Express & Right to Info

This course provides historical, philosophical, legal, political, societal and cultural perspectives about values related to online and offline freedom of expression and rights to public information in a global context. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of expression and movement, and rights to public information among other rights are explored in global, regional and country case contexts. The course also focuses on how freedom of expression and access to public information are related and how separately and together, both are situated in countries with varying levels of support. Course content also examines influences of globalization and digitized environments and state and nonstate actors on inhibiting and supporting freedom of expression and information and various interpretations of these concepts, and how, or whether, they translate into practice. The course examines interventions that often are undertaken when freedom of expression and information rights are ignored.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
494

GLO545: Media, War and Peace

This course examines the rapidly-shifting arena of armed conflict and political violence in an intensively and expansively mediated era. It explores traditional journalistic business, culture and ethics in covering war and the more recent impact of technological transformations, focusing on new digital and social media forms employed by all actors. Through case studies, film, readings, and in-depth research, the class will explore the dynamic interplay among global media elites, local and citizen journalism, military communication, and state and non-state actions with intelligence gathering, security and propaganda, and the intersection of all this with public understanding of the conflict from within and without. It will also consider the character and value of 'peace journalism' and the roles various media forms might play in conflict escalation or in resolution, reconciliation and community-building.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
495

GLO550: Media and the Environment

This course examines how the global broadcast, print and digital news media cover major environmental news and issues around the world and how journalists' investigations have led to change. The course also highlights the complicated nature of environmental reporting, including interacting with myriad stakeholders, assessing risk, interfacing with scientific uncertainty, and racing against deadlines and extinctions.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
496

GLO555: Media and Human Rights

This course is the study of the role and responsibility of national, transnational and social media in promoting human rights and cultural understanding, and in documenting human rights violations at varying levels, such as government oppression, civil or political turmoil, armed conflict, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Conversely, it will also examine the role of human rights instruments and monitoring in protecting media workers and rights to free expression. Through audio, visuals, readings, discussions and case studies, students will develop the skills needed to identify, understand and critically evaluate abusive situations and to analyze the character of media coverage of human rights challenges and the global impact of, and response to, the coverage.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
497

GLO560: Disinformation & Info Security

This course explores the history and concepts of disinformation and theories of propaganda to contextualize contemporary issues in cases around the world, where ways of obtaining information have become multifaceted and increasingly complex. The course will include analyzing the dynamics of the spread of online misinformation and disinformation and the growing issue of information security in open and closed media ecosystems in democracies and autocracies. The course also examines environments in which disinformation and information insecurity thrive. Research examining public receptiveness to correcting misinformation and disinformation also will be studied along with various news media organizations, approaches to audience engagement and building awareness about these issues. State and nonstate surveillance tactics targeting journalists also will be studied. Various tools for verifying information in text, images, video, and audio will be utilized. Methods and processes for securing online information will be explored and applied.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
498

GLO570: Documentary Journalism

This course will begin with a selective overview of the history of documentary journalism beginning in the 1920s. The aim of the course will be to familiarize students with a multi-cultural global perspective of documentary work by comparing and contrasting efforts from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and North America. The documentary genre has long focused on social, cultural, political, economic and environmental issues. By emphasizing a global comparative viewpoint of these issues, students will come away with a broad perspective that no longer emphasizes a media environment solely driven by western points of view.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

GLO590: Media & Humanitarian Crises

Students examine the role and responsibility of global news organizations and citizen-based social media in reporting on humanitarian crises that may stem from natural disaster, climate change, the impact of globalization, conflict or social upheaval. This course explores the dynamic interaction among news producers, relief organizations, policymakers, the public and those directly affected by humanitarian crises.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
499
Gender & Women's Studies
500

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
501

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 2021
502

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 2022
503

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
504

GWS201: Intro Chicana/Latina Studies

This course on Chicana women introduces students to basic concepts, categories and issues organized around the concept of gender. We examine gender and power relations within various institutions: the home, the school system, university, the church, the environment, and various human work spheres.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
505

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: Spring 2022

GWS253: Hist Wmn US:Col Am-1890

Survey of U.S. women from early Native-American/European contact through 1890. This course introduces students to a social history of diverse groups of women focusing on their legal, economic, political, sexual, and reproductive lives.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
506

GWS254: Hist Wmn US:1890-Present

Survey of diverse groups of women throughout colonial America and United States and their influence upon tribes, race, empire, politics, labor, economies, and society, 1890 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
507

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 2021
508

GWS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GWS299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
509

GWS303: Gender + Language

Gender differences in language use among adults and children and their socio-cultural bases.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
510

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
511

GWS309: Queer Theories

Explores theories and critiques of sexuality, gender, race and nation, as they have been organized under the concept of `queer theory.' Topics include: historical emergence of queer theory in relation to histories of feminism, lesbian & gay studies, and social activism; queer of color critique; transgender activism and studies; theories of sexuality; the critique of identity; sexual cultures; and similarities and differences within lesbian, gay, trans, and queer theories.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
512

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 2021
513

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 2021
514

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 2021

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 2021
515

GWS325: Gndr/Sex & Intrnatl Migr

Focusing on contemporary migration across international borders, we explore how migration contributes to the production, contestation, and remaking of gender and sexual norms as these intersect with hierarchies of race, class, and geopolitics. We particularly examine how the selection, incorporation, and governance of migrants provide occasions for challenging, renegotiating, or affirming dominant gender and sexual norms; how migrants contest multiple exclusions and refashion identities, communities, and politics through gender and sexuality; and how transnational social fields, grounded in histories of empire and global capitalism, shape and are reshaped by these processes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
516

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
517

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: Winter 2021

GWS351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
518

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 2021

GWS362: Women+Gender/Antiquity

Women in literature, archaeology and history from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
519

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
520

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: Spring 2022

GWS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
521

GWS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
522

GWS407: Writing Queer Autohistoria

The course is a seminar and intensive writing workshop for students who want to mine their life-stories and draw from their imaginations to write an autohistoria, which may also be considered a memoir. Memoir is a genre that may be defined as autobiography without attention to precise details like dates and names. Like memoir, autohistoria can be life-stories that you take in many directions because memory operates in various ways at different times in our lives. Autohistoria is similar to memoir in using imagination to create a story from one's past yet different in using a mixed genre of fiction, poetry, and personal essays. . We will read various forms of queer autohistoria and memoir to study structure and content. We will analyze how queer writers have addressed the complexities of race, class, genders, sexualities, ableism, etc. and how they take from complex histories to interpret and write their life stories. Students will think about the writing process and write their own opening chapter to an autohistoria
Terms offered: Spring 2022
523

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 2021
524

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: Fall 2021

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 2022
525

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 2021

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 2021
526

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 2022

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 2022
527

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 2021

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 2021
528

GWS460: Film and Fem in Latin America

What do we learn about Latin America if we examine it from a woman's perspective? How is our knowledge enhanced if we watch films instead of studying only academic texts? To address these questions we will watch multiple award-winning films.  The readings and films cover three main topics: women and revolution; women, class and race; women and men. Students will write two short papers and a longer one.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

GWS461: Feminist and IR Theories

Issues in epistemology; survey and integration of feminist and IR theories; application of feminist theories to IR.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
529

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: Spring 2022

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 2021
530

GWS471: Iran: Cinema, Gender, Society

Iran has been lauded as one of the great exporters of cinema during the last two decades. During this time, Iranian films have won countless international awards and enjoyed great reviews. Through the analysis of movies, the history of Iranian cinema, cinematic criticism, and historical texts, this course helps students understand the process of social change in that society and the ways such changes influence the production of art. Students watch a variety of movies and read analytical and theoretical writings on cinema all placed in their social and historical contexts. Particular attention will be paid to issues such as gender, modernization, nationalism, class struggle, and ideological enunciations. The course will try to conceptualize past cinematic movements in order to understand how Iranian cinema has gained its current status. Assignments include weekly reports on the movies and readings, class participation, and a term paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
531

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
532

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
533

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
534

GWS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

GWS499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
535

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: Fall 2021
536

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 2021

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 2022
537

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 2021

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 2021
538

GWS560: Film and Fem in Latin America

What do we learn about Latin America if we examine it from a woman's perspective? How is our knowledge enhanced if we watch films instead of studying only academic texts? To address these questions we will watch multiple award-winning films.  The readings and films cover three main topics: women and revolution; women, class and race; women and men. Students will write two short papers and a longer one.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
539

GWS570: Feminization of Migrate

Worldwide human migration and displacements are at an all time high because of political, economic, and environmental upheavals. In the Americas, in particular, there has been a steady increase in migration to the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America since the 1960s. The most significant change has been the greater participation of women due in part to the negative impact of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) resulting in the impoverishment of agricultural sectors and lack of employment opportunities, a combination known to produce the feminization of migration. In this class, we will explore this phenomenon and the various challenges borne by women and youths. We will consider relevant theories, such as structural violence, as well as a wide range of perspectives, combining demography, history, ethnography and public policy analysis to better understand issues of borders, transnational identities, human rights, labor rights, and responsibilities of host and sending states.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
540

GWS571: Iran: Cinema, Gender, Society

Iran has been lauded as one of the great exporters of cinema during the last two decades. During this time, Iranian films have won countless international awards and enjoyed great reviews. Through the analysis of movies, the history of Iranian cinema, cinematic criticism, and historical texts, this course helps students understand the process of social change in that society and the ways such changes influence the production of art. Students watch a variety of movies and read analytical and theoretical writings on cinema all placed in their social and historical contexts. Particular attention will be paid to issues such as gender, modernization, nationalism, class struggle, and ideological enunciations. The course will try to conceptualize past cinematic movements in order to understand how Iranian cinema has gained its current status. Assignments include weekly reports on the movies and readings, class participation, and a term paper. Graduate Students are encouraged to give a short presentation (10 to 20 minutes), preferably on the topic of their paper. Graduate students must also write a 17-20 page research paper.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
541

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 2021

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 2021
542

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
543

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
544

GWS696A: Latina/o Lit+Cultrl Stdy

This course will analyze Latina/o cultural production through a variety of Cultural Studies approaches. Whether Latina/o literary representations can help us move beyond some of the impasses of Cultural Studies will be considered. Readings include R. Williams, C. Sandoval, C. Pineda.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GWS696J: Sexuality and Aesthetics

The study of sexuality as it pertains to cultural and aesthetic production. Topics may include camp, kitsch, "subcultures," film, music, and popular culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
545

GWS696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
546

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
547

GWS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022

GWS691: 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: Spring 2021
548
History
549

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 2021

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: Fall 2021
550

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: Spring 2022

HIST150C4: World Hist 1600-Present

Survey of world history, 1600-2000, emphasizing cross-societal encounters.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
551

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: Spring 2022
552

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: Spring 2021
553

HIST160A2: Asia and the World

This course explores social, cultural, and political currents in Asia from the fifteenth century to the present. Asia is far too large and diverse to be studied thoroughly in one single semester, and thus this course will serve as an introduction to a number of important themes and topics in the study of East, South, and Southeast Asia. In particular, we will focus on the dynamic movement of people and ideas to investigate multiple sites of interaction within Asia and between Asia and other parts of the world. We will begin with an exploration of the Mughal and Manchu empires in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and conclude with the popularity of Indian Bollywood and Japanese Anime in the twenty-first-century United States. Because this is a course that traces both the outlines of Asian history but also, and perhaps more importantly, the interaction of Asian cultures with global trends and patterns as well as the construction of 'Asia' in the rest of the world, the texts we will read are not restricted to archival sources from Asia. You will use first-hand accounts, film, literature, and material artifacts to trace the development and significance of various trans-cultural connections that have shaped histories and identities within Asia and around the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
554

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 2021

HIST160B2: World History to 1600

Survey of topics in world history to 1600.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
555

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: Spring 2022
556

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 2022
557

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 2021

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: Fall 2021
558

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: Spring 2022
559

HIST206: Intro to Central Amer. Studies

This course focuses on the social, cultural, linguistic, and historical roots of contemporary Central American identities. As the introductory course in Central American Studies Certificate offered through the Center for Latin American Studies, this course takes an interdisciplinary look at the evolution and development of Central American peoples and nations, with particular emphasis on the indigenous foundations of the region. We begin by situating Central America in broad Latin American historical contexts with examinations of colonialism, nation-building, and the modern political economies of the region. We then turn to topical examinations of indigenous identity, culture, and languages. Through individual and collective research and analysis, students will examine the following themes of this course: colonization and imperialism; indigenous identity and culture; race and mestizaje; migration and human rights; and indigenous movements of Central America.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
560

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 2021
561

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
562

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: Spring 2021

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 2021
563

HIST231: Music and Ethnic America, 1900

This history course focuses on musical expressions created in the United States since 1900. We will emphasize how musical performances and the consumption of popular music can reveal notions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality that have circulated in the twentieth and twenty-first century United States. The course will pursue a thematic approach with a loose chronological order. Topics include, but are not limited to: corridos and ethnic conflict in the Southwest Borderlands; work songs, field hollers and African American labor in the rural South; the rise of ragtime as the first form of popular music in the twentieth-century U.S.; origins of blues traditions in the Jim Crow South; the Great Migration(s); women and blues performance; multiethnic contributions to jazz; "race records" and the segregation of popular music; creation of the country and western genre; white supremacist backlash to jazz and blues; the Swing Era; música orquesta and the Mexican American Generation; conjunto traditions in rural South Texas; race, rhythm and blues, and rock `n' roll; Black and Chicano soul music; queerness, race, and disco; Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and African American performance in the creation of hip hop; "gangsta rap," gender, and violence; Asian Americans and hip hop dance; international popularity of hip hop cultures.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
564

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 2021

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 2022
565

HIST252: Women's Work: Past & Present

Why should we study women's work? Is work the key to women's power or to their continuing subordination? What defines "women's work" and do only women do it? Are gendered divisions of labor an inescapable fact of nature, or can we discover their origin? What types of work have women performed from society to society, across time and space? How have historical and cultural contexts affected women's work? In this course we will examine women's work in a variety of geographical regions in the past and the present, asking how women's lives were shaped by their work, and how their work in turn made a difference in shaping their societies. We will also attempt better to understand what features and meanings may be common to women and their work in different places and times, and how to account for the many differences.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
566

HIST253: Hist Wmn US:Col Am-1890

Survey of U.S. women from early Native-American/European contact through 1890. This course introduces students to a social history of diverse groups of women focusing on their legal, economic, political, sexual, and reproductive lives.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

HIST254: Hist Wmn US:1890-Present

Survey of diverse groups of women throughout colonial America and United States and their influence upon tribes, race, empire, politics, labor, economies, and society, 1890 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
567

HIST269: Latin American Cultural Hist.

Latin American Cultural History is a course designed to introduce some of Latin America's most prevalent themes that express everyday life, common customs, major festivals, and national expressions of pleasure and mourning. In this sense, cultural history captures the life of the people in general, not just the rich and powerful, but the ordinary in both the city and country.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
568

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 2022

HIST277A: History of Middle East

Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
569

HIST277B: History of Middle East

Modern Middle East: the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and the Arab lands, 1453-present.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
570

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
571

HIST303: Crime/Punishment Ancient World

This course explores the history of criminal justice systems in the ancient Mediterranean through close examination of select primary sources. Its primary focus is Greece and Rome, but it will also cover Pharaonic Egypt and the Ancient Near East. We shall move chronologically, geographically, and topically, treating a broad range of literary and archaeological evidence. Of central importance to the course will be the issue of boundaries: between right and wrong, imprisonment and freedom, individual and state. Law codes from Mesopotamia, tomb robbery in the Egyptian New Kingdom, the trial and execution of Socrates, police in the streets of Rome, execution by gladiator, spiritual and allegorical punishment: the course encompasses it all!
Terms offered: Spring 2022
572

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: Spring 2022
573

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: Spring 2022
574

HIST309: Hist of Censorship in Americas

In this course we start with an exploration of some of the formal prohibitions of "subversive" texts, images, and sounds. We then move on to identify multiple types of censorship aimed at controlling the circulation of information within different societies. We compare changing historical contexts in which political or religious leaders banned information or activities of individuals and groups and examine the usefulness of dichotomies that juxtapose censorship and freedom. How can the lens of censorship help us explore constructions of political power? What were some of the changing political interest or fears that triggered acts of censorship? What were different forms of violence that accompanied such acts? How can we identify the gendered aspect of censorship, and in what way was censorship shaped by such categories as race, ethnicity, class, geography, age, and experience? Under what circumstances were people prepared to resist censorship, either individually or collectively? Themes include censorship and self-censorship in people's religious practices, politics, and corporate censorship. We will examine evidence from the worlds of art, humor, public rituals, mass media, and education.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
575

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: Spring 2022
576

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: Spring 2022
577

HIST312: Econ+Soc Hist Discourse

Compares historical narratives about economic theories in their contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2022
578

HIST314A: Europe 1870-1945

European powers' competition for empire intensified in the late nineteenth century, producing twentieth century wars that spread from Europe to span the globe, shaped by and reshaping domestic politics, international relations, gender expectations and social and cultural forms.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2022
579

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 2021
580

HIST316: Warfare and Violence

From the time of our stone-age ancestors, violence has been a common feature of human societies. Variously expressed as the organized violence of warfare, the smaller-scale conflict of tribes or clans, or the actions of lone individuals, violence is a depressingly-common feature of the human experience. This course analyzes the impact and function of violence from the late-Neolithic onwards, culminating with the more-complex state structures, legal systems, and military bureaucracies that have emerged in the modern age. Topics of particular focus will include the role and function of technology; the impact of warfare on civilian populations; the effect of violence on individuals; legal efforts to frame and define "legitimate" violence; and the mythologizing of violence in historical memory. Students will gain a broad understanding of warfare and violence as expressed in a variety of Western and non-Western contexts including Europe, Africa, the Near East and the Americas. By taking this course, students will develop a greater understanding of the concept of violence as a historical phenomenon, and be better prepared to analyze the place and function of modern/contemporary expressions of violence, both between and within human societies.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
581

HIST317: Hist Of Modern Ireland

Survey of Irish history from the Union in 1800 to the present; the course will emphasize the political, cultural, and religious bases of Irish history.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
582

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: Spring 2022
583

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: Spring 2021
584

HIST321B: Britain 1914 - Present

Britain in 1914 was the wealthiest society in the world, with the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet this society was riven by class inequality and social and gender upheaval at home, while facing threats from overseas rivals and anticolonial agitation. In this course, we will explore how global war and economic upheaval produced cultural crisis and change; struggles over power and resources among different social groups; and changing understandings of government's responsibility for human welfare. We will also address impacts on the family and gender, as well as Britain's changing relations with the continent of Europe, its empire, and the wider world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
585

HIST328: Cuisine, Culture, and Power

Physically, culturally, and socially, humans live through food and drink. Spanning the globe, as nearly limitless omnivores, humans have developed myriad ways of collecting and cultivating food and taking advantage of local environments. We also put food to work socially by creating cuisine. Through cuisine, humans have forged and nourished relationships, communed with deities, and through luxury choices, demonstrated "taste" and laid claim to status. Through the cultural practices of production and consumption of food and drink, individuals and groups have wielded power locally and globally. Food and drink consumption patterns have sustained slavery, poverty, malnutrition, and migration, and have laid waste to the environment. In this global history of food and cuisine, we will explore the physical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of consumption and production and become more aware of how private, intimate acts connect us to the rest of humanity.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
586

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
587

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 2022

HIST348: South Since Civil War

From the Civil War to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
588

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: Spring 2022

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 2022
589

HIST354: U.S. History Future Educators

This one-semester, 3-unit, U.S. History survey is designed for history and education majors who anticipate teaching U.S. history in elementary, middle and/or high schools. The course units are aligned with the Arizona Social Studies State Standards, and the U.S. history content is linked to relevant Arizona and Southwestern history.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

HIST355: U.S. Environment History

Examines the history of changing relations between human society and the natural world in North America.
Terms offered: Summer 2021
590

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 2021
591

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: Winter 2021
592

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 2021
593

HIST368: Colonial Mexico

From discovery through the War for Independence.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HIST369: Mexico Snc Independence

Struggle for political, economic and social stability; international relations, cultural patterns.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
594

HIST370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Winter 2021
595

HIST371B: Hist Of Muslim Societies

Evolution and global spread of Muslim societies, modernization and its problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
596

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: Winter 2021

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 2021
597

HIST375: Histories of Memories

This course will examine modern histories of memories in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the institutions and technologies that facilitate recall, such as museums, photography and film, print media and visual culture. We will focus on the moments of tension where history and memory appear to be at odds, where competing interests in the meanings of the past have created social conflict. Topics may include the aftermath of collective traumas (such as Sept. 11, 2001), genocide or war; the role of photographs, television and film in creating visually based memories of others¿ historical experiences; how institutions such as schools and museums, as well as memorial sites, contribute to the social construction of historical memories; or the course may focus on a single historical moment of memory crisis.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
598

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 2021
599

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: Fall 2021
600

HIST376A: Contemp China in Hist Perspect

The People's Republic of China has emerged as the second largest economy in the world and a major player on the global stage, and that has quickly turned it into an object of both admiration and fear, appreciation and vilification. How we view China depends in part on our political leanings, what kind of media we consume, but, most importantly, on what we actually know about the country, its people, and its history. This course explores some of the most important issues concerning today's China and its relationship with the rest of the world, by viewing them in a longer historical perspective and focusing on the complex legacy of the last two hundred years. While we will adopt a historian's approach, we will read and use works by sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists. And while the focus of the course is China, the methodology we deploy here can and should be applied to other cases.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
601

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: Spring 2022
602

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 2022
603

HIST383: Religion+State/Islam

Examines the changing relationship between Islam and politics from the time of the Prophet to the present day.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
604

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: Spring 2022
605

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: Fall 2021

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: Fall 2021
606

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: Spring 2022

HIST399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
607

HIST399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HIST402P: Introduction to Public History

This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of public history. Public history is history written primarily for the public and not an academic audience. We will study the work of historians within and outside of the academy who are engaged in educating the public in the places where the majority of people learn history: universities, museums, zoos, YouTube, archives, libraries, film, Wikipedia, social media and on tours. We will also study the ways in which the public is questioning the authority and ownership of history through the creation of their own historical projects.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
608

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 2022

HIST403B: History of Hellenistic World

By reading and discussing many different ancient texts, including philosophy, Jewish histories and literature, and, especially, papyri from Egypt, you will explore the social and cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean from Alexander the Great until the Roman conquest.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
609

HIST403C: Soc & Cult Hist::Class Greece

In this class, you will investigate a variety of topics related to people¿s lives in Classical Greece: democracy, economics, family life, gender, slavery, science, religion, and friendship. You will read and discuss ancient texts from the 4th century BCE ¿ histories, court speeches, how-to manuals, and philosophy ¿ in order to figure out for yourself what happened and how people lived.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

HIST404B: History Of Rome

The Empire through the reign of Constantine the Great.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
610

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 2022

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 2022
611

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 2022
612

HIST430: Religious History of India

This course will be an in-depth exploration of the history of the religious traditions of India. We will frame the course through the earliest extant religious materials from the Harappan Civilization and the Vedic literary corpus and the philosophical ferment of the Upanisads and the Sramanas (Jainism and Buddhism). From there we will look at the emergence of Puranic Hinduism in the medieval period as it vied with Buddhism and Jainism for imperial and popular patronage. Finally, we will investigate the dialogue and evolution of Indian religions during the period of Muslim kingdoms and European colonialism.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HIST432: Era American Revolution

Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
613

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 2021

HIST438: U.S. 1918-1945: WW I/WW II

Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
614

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 2021

HIST443: Env. Hist. of Middle East

How have humans interacted with the varied environments of the Middle East: deserts, oceans, mountain slopes, river valleys, grasslands, farmlands, cities, ports? How can we study those interactions, with what sources and methods? How have they been affected by changes in climate or technology? What is the impact of the many conquests and colonialisms that have swept over the region up to the present day? How do Middle Easterners view their own environment, how do they understand nature? What are they doing now to preserve their environments from destruction?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
615

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 2021

HIST446: History Of Arizona+Sw

Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
616

HIST448: Latin Image In Amer Film

The course examines the manner in which Hispanics have been portrayed and depicted in American films from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present. The context in which the films were produced and the forces that have shaped their production will be covered.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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: Fall 2021
617

HIST451: Us + E Asia 1840-Present

An examination of American interaction with Japan and China since the Opium Wars, with special attention given to economic, cultural, and military relations and conflicts.
Terms offered: Summer 2021

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 2021
618

HIST462C: History Modern Japan, Meiji

This course offers students an in-depth look at the history and historiography of Modern Japan (1868-Present), with a special emphasis on the relationship between empire and everyday life in Japan's modern experience. The course is divided into four chronological units spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and students will have the opportunity to crowdsource their reading materials from a list of recommended and representative books within each unit. Class discussions will provide an overview of the latest English-language scholarship on Japan's modernity to familiarize advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the styles of research and interpretation that inform our understanding of history today.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
619

HIST467: 20th Century Latin America

Revolution, social change and reaction in Latin America from 1930 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
620

HIST472: History Medieval India

Survey of Indian history from the 7th century to 1750.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

HIST473: Hist India+Pak:1750-Pres

Survey of political, social and economic developments in South Asia from the mid-18th century to the present. Writing emphasis for India-Pakistan specialization.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
621

HIST474: History of Human Rights

Daily we watch, seemingly helplessly, as people are displaced from their communities, homelands, and countries and subsequently seek asylum around the world, sometimes within our own local southwest communities; is this new, or is there a history to mobility and suffering? Key causes of displacement, such as war, violence, persecution, and modes of terror, and the ensuing consequences of violent displacement, such as poverty, disease, physical and psychological trauma, and vulnerability to human rights abuses, all have historical antecedents. In this course, we explore history of human rights, citizenship and refugee by exploring their relationship with nationalism, imperialism, war and displacement. We consider various local and global schemes to safeguard the dignity of human populations with domestic, regional, and international law, policy, and humanitarian action. A focus on the historical evolution of citizenship law and the nation state will provide clues as to the historical practices of displacement and resettlement.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
622

HIST475: Usa+S Africa:Comp Hist

This course will focus on the historical and political developments of colonialism, racism, and racial segregation in the United States and in South Africa *(Azania) since the beginning of the colonialism-slavery epochs to the present. It will illumine the striking similarities and differences particularly between the slave and Jim Crow South and apartheid South Africa and between dispossession of Indigenous peoples in North America and those of Azania, paying special attention to issues of ideology, color, class, and gender. This class does satisfy requirements for the Africana Studies minor, Study Area I, Africana History, Politics and Economics.
Terms offered: Fall 2021

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 2021
623

HIST477: Comp Hist World Revolutn

This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
624

HIST478A: The Global Sixties

This course addresses the larger chronological and spatial framework around the year 1968. We explore the evolution of political ideas from decolonization to urban renewal, from labor to civil rights. We look at the formation of new categories, new political subjects like student organizations, gender and ethnic-based groups. We follow the effects that the political upheaval of the 1960s had on intellectuals and on political theories. Finally, we investigate the exhaustion and consumption of this global political event in memory and popular culture. The course also questions whether there is a global historical sense to "the sixties." What links these events besides the fact that they are happening in the same decade?
Terms offered: Fall 2021
625

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 2022

HIST480: Middl East In 20th Cent

The modern Middle East in the age of imperialism, world wars, state formation, decolonization, and Islamic resistance.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
626

HIST483: History of Cartography

This interdisciplinary one-semester, 3-unit, readings and discussions seminar is designed for upper division undergraduate students with interests in history, geography and cartography. It offers broadly-based coverage of major topics in the history of cartography, including the theoretical turn in the "new cartography," the cultural history of cartography, and the role of GIS. Using case studies from the Anglo-European world, we will examine the role of maps in exploration, colonization, and imperialism; cartographic representation of the New World from European and indigenous perspectives; Humboldtian traditions in the Americas; nation-state border projects; and various genres of mapping. Throughout we will examine maps as evidence, develop skills in spatial analysis and interpretation, and consider how maps can be used by historians and other scholars.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
627

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 2022
628

HIST485M: Medicine & Power in the ME

This course provides an overview of major issues in the history of medicine (disease diagnosis, treatment, and care focused on the individual patient) and public health (institutions, infrastructures, and policies concerned with the health of populations) in the Middle East, from the 7th century to the present. We will consider how medicine and public health have functioned as contested spheres of social, political, and economic power in various communities and historical periods in the Middle East. Through primary and secondary readings, class discussion, written assignments, and a final research paper, this course will develop students¿ skills in historical reading, writing, and critical analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
629

HIST485P: Palestinian Culture & Soc

How have Palestinians constructed and maintained their sense of peoplehood across wide geographic expanses over the past century? How do we understand multiple cultural manifestations of Palestinians' life across time and place? How do we compare and contrast Palestinian societies around the world? This interdisciplinary course examines various dimensions of Palestinian cultures and societies from the late Ottoman period to the present. While major political events figure prominently into our material, we will be primarily concerned with how these events reflect on Palestinians themselves. A central premise of this course is that Palestinians can and should be studied on their own terms, not just in terms of conflict with adversaries. Topics covered in this course include class intersections and tensions, secularism and religiosity, multiple understandings of resistance, and questions of migration, displacement and transnational modes of identity-building. In addition to academic studies (primarily in the fields of history, anthropology, and cultural studies) we will also examine aspects of Palestinian cultures and societies through digital archival material and multi-modal cultural productions.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
630

HIST486: The Ancient World in Film

This course will explore the ways in which the ancient Mediterranean has been represented in film, from Ben-Hur (1925, 1959) to The Mummy (1932, 1999) to HBO¿s Rome (2005, 2007). The course will begin with a brief introduction to the visual language of film, how the framing and editing of shots and the movement of camera convey particular meanings about character motivation and emotional overtones of human interactions. Successive weeks will then focus on ancient events and narratives as depicted in individual filmed narratives, analyzing how choices made for plot and character development affect producers¿ selection and interpretation of ancient material. Some specific issues to be investigated include the role of the archaeologist in connecting to the ancient past, the meaning of graphic violence (realism? Social decay?), the presentation of Egypt as a font of mystic (and doomed!) power, the Roman past as a site of voyeuristic seduction and the presentation of Roman spectacle as an emblem of ruthless imperialism. Readings will include both ancient authors in translation and modern analyses of specific films.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
631

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: Spring 2022

HIST495K: Colloquium on World Hist

A colloquium or small lecture class intended for majors and upperclassmen; topics vary by instructor.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
632

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 2021
633

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 2022
634

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: Spring 2022
635

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: Spring 2022

HIST499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
636

HIST499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HIST502P: Introduction to Public History

This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of public history. Public history is history written primarily for the public and not an academic audience. We will study the work of historians within and outside of the academy who are engaged in educating the public in the places where the majority of people learn history: universities, museums, zoos, YouTube, archives, libraries, film, Wikipedia, social media and on tours. We will also study the ways in which the public is questioning the authority and ownership of history through the creation of their own historical projects.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
637

HIST508: 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. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2022
638

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 2022
639

HIST530: Religious History of India

This course will be an in-depth exploration of the history of the religious traditions of India. We will frame the course through the earliest extant religious materials from the Harappan Civilization and the Vedic literary corpus and the philosophical ferment of the Upanisads and the Sramanas (Jainism and Buddhism). From there we will look at the emergence of Puranic Hinduism in the medieval period as it vied with Buddhism and Jainism for imperial and popular patronage. Finally, we will investigate the dialogue and evolution of Indian religions during the period of Muslim kingdoms and European colonialism. Graduate level requirements include: Research paper should be 25-30 pages and include primary research. 2,000 word critical book review due by the end of week 4 (replaces participation grade).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
640

HIST532: Era American Revolution

Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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 2021
641

HIST543: Env. Hist. of Middle East

How have humans interacted with the varied environments of the Middle East: deserts, oceans, mountain slopes, river valleys, grasslands, farmlands, cities, ports? How can we study those interactions, with what sources and methods? How have they been affected by changes in climate or technology? What is the impact of the many conquests and colonialisms that have swept over the region up to the present day? How do Middle Easterners view their own environment, how do they understand nature? What are they doing now to preserve their environments from destruction?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
642

HIST546: History Of Arizona+Sw

Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present. Graduate-level requirements include an historiographic essay and additional reading.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HIST552: American Ethnic History

A history of the various ethnic minorities in America from Colonial times to the present, with emphasis on adjustment, acculturation and degrees of assimilation. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
643

HIST562C: History Modern Japan, Meiji

This course offers students an in-depth look at the history and historiography of Modern Japan (1868-Present), with a special emphasis on the relationship between empire and everyday life in Japan's modern experience. The course is divided into four chronological units spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and students will have the opportunity to crowdsource their reading materials from a list of recommended and representative books within each unit. Class discussions will provide an overview of the latest English-language scholarship on Japan's modernity to familiarize advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the styles of research and interpretation that inform our understanding of history today.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
644

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 2021

HIST573: Hist India+Pak:1750-Pres

Survey of political, social and economic developments in South Asia from the mid-18th century to the present. Writing emphasis for India-Pakistan specialization. Graduate-level requirements include additional research or writing; see instructor for details.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
645

HIST574: History of Human Rights

Daily we watch, seemingly helplessly, as people are displaced from their communities, homelands, and countries and subsequently seek asylum around the world, sometimes within our own local southwest communities; is this new, or is there a history to mobility and suffering? Key causes of displacement, such as war, violence, persecution, and modes of terror, and the ensuing consequences of violent displacement, such as poverty, disease, physical and psychological trauma, and vulnerability to human rights abuses, all have historical antecedents. In this course, we explore history of human rights, citizenship and refugee by exploring their relationship with nationalism, imperialism, war and displacement. We consider various local and global schemes to safeguard the dignity of human populations with domestic, regional, and international law, policy, and humanitarian action. A focus on the historical evolution of citizenship law and the nation state will provide clues as to the historical practices of displacement and resettlement.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
646

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 2021

HIST577: Comp Hist World Revolutn

This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied. Graduate-level requirements include additional reading material, some in the original language; additional writing; meeting separately with the instructor for more level appropriate discussion and analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
647

HIST578A: The Global Sixties

This course addresses the larger chronological and spatial framework around the year 1968. We explore the evolution of political ideas from decolonization to urban renewal, from labor to civil rights. We look at the formation of new categories, new political subjects like student organizations, gender and ethnic-based groups. We follow the effects that the political upheaval of the 1960s had on intellectuals and on political theories. Finally, we investigate the exhaustion and consumption of this global political event in memory and popular culture. The course also questions whether there is a global historical sense to "the sixties." What links these events besides the fact that they are happening in the same decade? Graduate-level requirements include extra readings, longer research papers, and bi-weekly seminar meetings.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
648

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 2022

HIST580: Middl East In 20th Cent

The modern Middle East in the age of imperialism, world wars, state formation, decolonization, and Islamic resistance. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings on selected topics and an extensive research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
649

HIST583: History of Cartography

This interdisciplinary one-semester, 3-unit, readings and discussions seminar is designed for upper division undergraduate students with interests in history, geography and cartography. It offers broadly-based coverage of major topics in the history of cartography, including the theoretical turn in the "new cartography," the cultural history of cartography, and the role of GIS. Using case studies from the Anglo-European world, we will examine the role of maps in exploration, colonization, and imperialism; cartographic representation of the New World from European and indigenous perspectives; Humboldtian traditions in the Americas; nation-state border projects; and various genres of mapping. Throughout we will examine maps as evidence, develop skills in spatial analysis and interpretation, and consider how maps can be used by historians and other scholars. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings, two additional written assignments and seven separate discussion sessions held outside of the scheduled course meetings.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
650

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 2022
651

HIST585A: History Iran Plateau 633-1501

This course examines the history of the Iranian plateau from the rise and spread of Islam until the establishment of the Safavid Empire (1501). Thematically, it focuses on the impact of geography and the environment on social and political history; the conversion and Islamicization of local populations; the proliferation of communities and institutions of Islamic knowledge; the development of Persian Sufi literature and brotherhoods; state legitimization through the patronage of literature, court chronicles, and art; the rise of Shi`i messianic movements; and the role of women at court and in society. This course examines the history of the Iranian plateau from the rise and spread of Islam until the establishment of the Safavid Empire (1501). Thematically, it focuses on the impact of geography and the environment on social and political history; the conversion and Islamicization of local populations; the proliferation of communities and institutions of Islamic knowledge; the development of Persian Sufi literature and brotherhoods; state legitimization through the patronage of literature, court chronicles, and art; the rise of Shi`i messianic movements; and the role of women at court and in society. Graduate-level requirements include a the final paper 20-25 pages including 15-20 sources. You are expected to write a historiographical paper that engages seriously with the secondary literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
652

HIST585M: Medicine & Power in the ME

This course provides an overview of major issues in the history of medicine (disease diagnosis, treatment, and care focused on the individual patient) and public health (institutions, infrastructures, and policies concerned with the health of populations) in the Middle East, from the 7th century to the present. We will consider how medicine and public health have functioned as contested spheres of social, political, and economic power in various communities and historical periods in the Middle East. Through primary and secondary readings, class discussion, written assignments, and a final research paper, this course will develop students' skills in historical reading, writing, and critical analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
653

HIST586: The Ancient World in Film

This course will explore the ways in which the ancient Mediterranean has been represented in film, from Ben-Hur (1925, 1959) to The Mummy (1932, 1999) to HBO¿s Rome (2005, 2007). The course will begin with a brief introduction to the visual language of film, how the framing and editing of shots and the movement of camera convey particular meanings about character motivation and emotional overtones of human interactions. Successive weeks will then focus on ancient events and narratives as depicted in individual filmed narratives, analyzing how choices made for plot and character development affect producers¿ selection and interpretation of ancient material. Some specific issues to be investigated include the role of the archaeologist in connecting to the ancient past, the meaning of graphic violence (realism? Social decay?), the presentation of Egypt as a font of mystic (and doomed!) power, the Roman past as a site of voyeuristic seduction and the presentation of Roman spectacle as an emblem of ruthless imperialism. Readings will include both ancient authors in translation and modern analyses of specific films. Graduate-level requirements include a final 5000 word paper which will be comparative in nature, considering a theme across several movies.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
654

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
655

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 2021

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: Spring 2022
656

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: Spring 2022

HIST612: Anth Of Modernity

Course identifying and analyzing characteristically modern social forms; their historical emergence; role of colonial and imperial projects; articulation with locales on various scales and impact on the politics of self and community in cases from around the world
Terms offered: Spring 2022
657

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
658

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 2022

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: Spring 2022
659

HIST696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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: Spring 2022
660

HIST900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
661

HIST920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2022
662
Health Sciences Design
663

HSD392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HSD392H: Honors Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
664

HSD492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

HSD492H: Honors Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
665

HSD497: Design for Health Workshop

In this course, you will gain creative confidence and hands-on problem-solving experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Your team will work on addressing health seekers' experiences within the healthcare system that requires you to apply the design thinking process "Notice, Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Reflect" to understand and clearly define the real (as opposed to the perceived) need, explore design options/concepts, analyze options, prototype your design, and pitch your design recommendation and implementation plan. Using project-based learning techniques, this experiential learning course will enable you to learn about a subject through the experience of exploring an open-ended, student-driven topic in healthcare delivery and patient-centered service experiences. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, through enhanced group collaboration, you will build intellectual and practical skills in inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
666

HSD592: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
667

HSD597: Design for Health Workshop

In this course, you will gain creative confidence and hands-on problem-solving experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Your team will work on addressing health seekers' experiences within the healthcare system that requires you to apply the design thinking process "Notice, Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, and Reflect" to understand and clearly define the real (as opposed to the perceived) need, explore design options/concepts, analyze options, prototype your design, and pitch your design recommendation and implementation plan. Using project-based learning techniques, this experiential learning course will enable you to learn about a subject through the experience of exploring an open-ended, student-driven topic in healthcare delivery and patient-centered service experiences. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, through enhanced group collaboration, you will build intellectual and practical skills in inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
668

HSD692: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
669
School of Information
670

INFO392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

INFO420: Ethical Issues in Information

This course presents an overview and understanding of the intractable and pressing ethical issues as well as their related policies in the information fields. Emerging technological developments in relation to public interests and individual well-being are highlighted throughout the course. Special emphasis is placed on case studies and outcomes as well as frameworks for ethical decision-making.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
671

INFO492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
672

INFO499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
673

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: Spring 2022
674

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 2021

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 2022
675

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: Spring 2022
676

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 2022
677

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 2021
678

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: Spring 2022
679

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 2022

INFO520: Ethical Issues in Information

This course presents an overview and understanding of the intractable and pressing ethical issues as well as related policies in the information fields. Emerging technological developments in relation to public interests and individual well-being are highlighted throughout the course. Special emphasis is placed on case studies and outcomes as well as frameworks for ethical decision-making.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
680

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: Spring 2022
681

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: Spring 2022
682

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: Fall 2021

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: Spring 2022
683

INFO526: Data Analysis and Visualizatio

This course provides an overview of the various concepts and skills required for effective data visualization. It presents principles of graphic design, programming skills, and statistical knowledge required to build compelling visualizations that communicate effectively to target audiences. Visualization skills addressed in this course include choosing appropriate colors, shapes, variable mappings, and interactivity based on principles of color perception, pre-attentive processing, and accessibility.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
684

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 2021
685

INFO531: Data Warehousing in the Cloud

Data Warehousing and Analytics In the Cloud will utilize concepts, frameworks, and best practices for designing a cloud-based data warehousing solution and explore how to use analytical tools to perform analysis on your data. In the first half of the course, I will provide an overview of the field of Cloud Computing, its main concepts, and students will get hands-on experience through projects which utilize cloud computing platforms. In the second half of the course, we will examine the construction of a cloud-based data warehouse system and explore how the Cloud opens up data analytics to huge volumes of data.
Terms offered: Spring 2022
686

INFO536: Data Science, Public Interests

This course focuses on the use of modern data science methods to help learners make socially responsible decisions and mitigate harm that arises from issues like bias, discrimination, and threats to one's personal privacy. More and more individuals are needing to make data-driven decisions in a wide variety of contexts including non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit industries, human services, environmental organizations, refugee camps, and more. Students in this class will thus learn about data science and how it can be utilized in contexts where socially-good decisions are desired and emphasized. This active learning class is designed for students who have an interest in the topic but who may have little to no previous experience with data science or programming.
Terms offered: Fall 2021
687

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 2022

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 2021
688

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 2022
689

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: Spring 2022
690

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 2021
691

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 2021
692

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: Spring 2022

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: Spring 2022
693

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: Spring 2022
694

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, cri