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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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AIS225: Indigenous Entrepreneurship

We will review scientific information on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship both among mainstream individuals and groups; and among indigenous (American Indian; Canadian First Nations and Inuit; Maori) individuals and in indigenous communities. Techniques for promoting both personal creativity, and creativity in groups, teams, organizations, and communities will be considered. You will also be exposed to examples of creativity from a variety of cultures, eras, and fields.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

AIS295A: 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, federal Indian policies, jurisdiction and federal tribal recognition, and Indian identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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AIS307B: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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AIS346: Clovis To Coronado

Investigates native inhabitants of the US Southwest from its initial colonization over 11,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in AD 1540. Surveys past societies of the Southwest, including where they lived, their lifeways, and their material culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

AIS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023

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: Spring 2023
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AIS467: Race + Ethnic Relations

Social processes involved in minority groups in terms of race, caste, class, ethnicity, politics, and religion.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

AIS477: Studies Native Amer Lit


Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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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: Spring 2023
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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 2023

AIS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023
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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: Spring 2023

AIS577: Stdy American Indian Lit

In-depth study of works by and/or about American Indian writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023

AIS631B: Tribal Courts+Tribal Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023
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AIS678: Cntmp Am Indian Ed+Rsrch

Contemporary American Indian/Alaskan native education in two parts: (1) the current state of native education and its effectiveness in meeting the needs of native students; (2) current research in the area of American Indian/Alaskan native education and its implications for future research.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

AIS900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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Anthropology
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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 throughout the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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ANTH160D2: Origins of Hum Diversity

Our story begins around seven million years ago as the human lineage began to diverge from the great apes. Our story is one of curiosity, innovation, exploration, expansion, and diversity. Early humans, including our direct ancestors, accumulated a vast spectrum of complex cognitive, physical, behavioral, and cultural traits as they spread across the face of the Earth and adapted to environments in every corner of the planet. Understanding the bewildering phenotypic and cultural variability observed in humans today requires a Bio-Cultural perspective, integrating theories, methods and data from the natural and social sciences. While variability in appearance and practice sometimes divides us and highlights our differences, humans today share ~99.9% of our DNA, and we are united by common concerns such as the search for food, love, need for companionship, and the necessity to support the next generation of the human species. This course takes a chronological approach as we explore the hominin family tree through the study of fossil species, critical cultural developments including the origins of technology and changes in diet, economy and social relationships. Within this framework we will cover the basics of Darwinian evolution, highlighting the interaction of biological and cultural forces in shaping what we are today. Throughout this course, we will also examine how societal values, inequality, racism, and colonialism have impacted our understanding of what it means to be human. The signature assignment for this course will involve a deep look at how our evolutionary past, and how different conceptualizations of it resonate in the contemporary world.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH170C1: Human Var in Mod World

In this course students will identify and apply the approaches of a biological anthropologist to investigate a) how our evolutionary history has shaped our biology, b) how and why there are similarities and differences between humans and other species, and) how and why there are similarities and differences between humans.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ANTH199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH199H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ANTH200: Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary theories and methods in use among cultural anthropologists.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH306: Health, Harm, and Healing

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH310: Culture + the Individual

Cultural and psychological dimensions of human development and human behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

ANTH317: Latin American Immigration

Migration is currently re-shaping American cities, families, urban landscapes, rural areas, politics, and altering the nation's racial and cultural make up. In response, societal attitudes and power dynamics that structure their incorporation shift, often engendering competing perspectives about immigrants' efforts to belong and carve out a place for themselves within the United States as "A nation of Immigrants." This course will focus on the quasi-permanent presence of undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable noncitizens living in the United States, focusing in particular on those who come from Latin America.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023
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ANTH328: Whiteness and Racial Violence

This upper-level course offers students a chance to explore critical race theory and racial inequality with a focus on whiteness and its relation to centuries of racial violence. What is whiteness based on? How is it created, and what gives it its power? How are notions of white superiority produced around the globe, not only through state power and violence, but also through far more mundane behaviors of individuals? In taking up scholarship that draws on the now much discussed topic of "critical race theory," we will examine the ways race is built into American culture and society, while also exploring other contexts around the world. This class will introduce students to recent readings and theories of white supremacy, antiblackness, and settler colonialism. In addition, we will also explore how whiteness impacts a wide range of racialized communities both in the United States and in other countries, in the current moment and over time. This class will draw on interdisciplinary scholarship (from history to cultural and medical anthropology), and students will be encouraged to analyze examples of their choosing through an anthropological lens that explores the daily work that white people do to reproduce racial ideologies, racial hierarchy, and the hyper-valuation of whiteness.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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ANTH337: Language & Power in MENA

This course examines the complex and multifaceted interplay between language and politics. It explores the key topics that lie at the intersection of language and politics, including language choice as a manifestation of self and group identity, linguistic ideology, censorship and hate speech, the performance of ethnic and national identity in language, gender politics and powerful language, rhetoric and propaganda, and changing conceptions of written language. Taking a broad sociolinguistic approach that incorporates theoretical frameworks such as pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography, Critical Discourse Analysis, and multimodal discourse analysis, we will consider the relationship between language and politics by investigating language use in various genres of political discourse, including speeches, debates, advertising, and print and broadcast media coverage of political events, focusing on how various linguistic features serve to shape political identities and stances. The course aims toward refining students' critical and analytical abilities in the study of language in its social context. In addition to theoretical and topical readings, lectures, and class discussions, students take part in hands-on data analysis projects and group presentations. The course culminates in a final empirical research project, in which students pursue a topic of their choice related to the course in further depth. Findings will be presented in a formal paper and class presentation. The course requires knowledge of basic sociolinguistic concepts covered in MENA/Anth/Ling 330 Language and Society in the Middle East. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you take 330 prior to this course, or take both simultaneously.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

ANTH399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ANTH408A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH409: Economic Anthropology

Analysis of production, exchange, distribution, consumption, property, economic surplus, inheritance, and types of economic structure.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH434: Repro Pol+Househld Econ

Principles in the comparative study of social systems, types of social structure.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023
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ANTH467: Race + Ethnic Relations

Social processes involved in minority groups in terms of race, caste, class, ethnicity, politics, and religion.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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ANTH492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
66

ANTH499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ANTH508A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course's objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page student essay and final paper 25-30 pages.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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ANTH526A: 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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023
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ANTH585: Ling Analysis of Soc Meaning

The main goal of this seminar is to discuss a range of theories and approaches in relation to what is generally called "social meaning" in language use/practice, in contrast to "referential/denotational meaning" or "content meaning". Particular attention will be given to research and literature in the overlapping fields of linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics. In terms of theoretical issues that are important in understanding how linguistic forms and practices take on meaning and become meaning-making resources, we will deal with indexicality, indexical order, indexical field, enregisterment, style, stance, interdiscursivity and dialogism, metadiscourse, and language ideology (as it plays a crucial role in all of the foregoing areas). In addition, by drawing on the insights from these theoretical and conceptual tools, we will discuss how to link linguistic analysis at the so-called "micro" level to socio-cultural processes and structures at the "macro" level. With regard to analytical approaches to social meaning, we will discuss research in sociolinguistic variation (quantitative analysis of meaning), discourse analysis, and experimental studies on perception and interpretation of meaning. In addition to familiarizing with the theories and analytical approaches, we'll also analyze data from the participants' ongoing projects or linguistic materials that are potentially interesting to students. The course provides both an opportunity to survey the latest developments in the investigation of meaning-making through language as well as an opportunity to (re)examine our own data by applying some of the theories and methods learned from the course. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with a conceptual and methodological tool kit for investigating the social meaning of language in use. This course would be of interest to students at various stages of their graduate career: pre-dissertation and Master's students, students writing research grants, and those in post-fieldwork and write-up stage.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH597A: Global Change Decision Making

Integrative experience for natural and social science students with focus on local and regional consequences of global change and the application of global change research to decision making.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH597C: Dendochronology

Hands-on, quantitative construction and assessment of dendrochronologies using software of the Dendrochronological Program Library and other computer resources.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH608B: History Of Anthro Theory

An overview of early theoretical tools used in anthropological research.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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ANTH637: Archaeol Methodology

Surveys the fundamental principles, methods, and techniques of archaeological analysis and inference from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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ANTH696B: Cultural Anthropology

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
80

ANTH900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

ANTH920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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Arabic
83

ARB101: Elementary Arabic I

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ARB102: Elementary Arabic II

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
84

ARB199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ARB399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
85

ARB401: Intermediate Arabic I

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ARB402: Intermediate Arabic II

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
87

ARB427A: Colloq Moroccan Arabic

Introduction to Moroccan, its vocabulary, structure and sound system through a communicative learning approach.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
88

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: Spring 2023

ARB499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
89

ARB499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
90

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 2023

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: Spring 2023
91

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 2023

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 2023
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Bilingual Journalism
93

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 2023
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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 2023
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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 2023
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Care, Health, and Society
97

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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
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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 2023

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 2023
100

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 2023
101

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 2023
102

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 2023

CHS391: 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 2023
103

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 2023

CHS394: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
104

CHS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
105

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 2023
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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 2023
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CHS406: Reproduction and Society

Reproductive health and well-being involve a responsible, safe and satisfying sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to control one's reproductive capabilities. This implies access to safe, effective, and affordable methods of fertility regulation and appropriate health care services that enable women to safely experience pregnancy and childbirth. In this course, we examine the social context of various reproductive health issues, including pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, reproductive rights, and traditional and alternative ways of creating families. We will also address the social and political implications of reproductive health practices like abortion, social freezing, surrogate motherhood, and determinants of poor reproductive health outcomes, including violence towards women, sexually transmitted diseases, and social, environmental, and behavioral hazards.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
108

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: Spring 2023
109

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 2023
110

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 2023
111

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 2023
112

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 2023

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 2023
113

CHS497B: Transitions Workshop

Have you ever wondered, does it seem like individuals with mental illness have more frequent interactions with the justice system? What happens after individuals are released from jail? This engaged experiential learning course explores the complexities of justice involvement for adults who experience mental illness at the point of community transition within the city of Tucson. The course combines in-class lectures on jail to community transitions with training on collection of survey data, as well as in-depth reflection and resiliency building for the helping professional. Through the partnership of community-based nonprofits, this course includes a period of field research where students learn from various helping professionals who assist individuals moving through the transition from jail to community. Students will also conduct an interview with individuals who are experiencing the jail to community transition. Field research will be conducted outside of the traditional course meeting times. This collected data will help our community partners better understand the facilitators and inhibitors surrounding jail to community transitions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
114

CHS498H: 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 2023
115
Communication
116

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 2023
117

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 2023
118

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 2023

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 2023
119

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 2023
120

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 2023
121

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 2023
122

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 2023
123

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 2023

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 2023
124

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 2023
125

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 2023

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 2023
126

COMM318: Persuasion

Theories of Social Influence with particular attention to the means of changing attitudes and behaviors.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
127

COMM393: Internship

This course focuses on specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

COMM399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
128

COMM402: Comm & Music

This course focuses on the connections between music and Communication from a social scientific perspective. The course includes three broad sections: 1. Music as communication discusses the definition of music as a form of communication, and its connections to verbal and nonverbal communication. 2. Music as mass communication examines social scientific research on motivations for producing and consuming music, as well as music's content and effects. 3. Music as intergroup communication considers music as a communication phenomenon in the context of intergroup relations, focusing on music's role in exacerbating and ameliorating intergroup conflict.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

COMM403: Theory Small Group Comm

Theory and research on social control and deviance in groups from the perspective of communication behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
129

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 2023

COMM411: Comm+Conflict Management

Consideration of theory and research pertaining to the handling of conflict across diverse contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
130

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 2023

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 2023
131

COMM422: Presidential Lrdshp+Comm

Examination of presidential leadership and communication strategies of the modern presidents from Kennedy to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

COMM450: Communication+Cognition

Interrelations between human communication and cognitive processes. Emphasis on theory and research in social cognition.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
132

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 2023

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 2023
133

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 2023

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 2023
134

COMM499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

COMM499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
135

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 2023

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 2023
136

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 2023

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 2023
137

COMM696C: Cultural/Intercultural Comm

Course is a graduate-level seminar in Cultural/Intercultural Communication. Students will read primary research in Communication relating to Culture and Communication and learn the key theoretical perspectives in the area. They will become familiar with current areas of interest in the topic area and future directions. Course will involve lecture, discussion, and the production of graduate level coursework. Specific content areas will vary by semester and instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
138

COMM900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
139

COMM920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
140
Development Practice
141

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: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
142

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: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
143

DVP699: Independent Study

Qualified Development Practice students will work on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
144

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: Spring 2023
145
English
146

ENGL101: First-Year Composition

Emphasizes genre, rhetorical situation, and discourse communities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL101A: 1st-Year Comp with Discussion

Exposition, emphasis on essays with writing discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
147

ENGL102: First-Year Composition

English 102 teaches rhetoric and research across contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
148

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 2023
149

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 2023

ENGL109H: Adv First-Year Compositn

Emphasizes academic research writing, argumentation, rhetorical awareness, and genre.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
150

ENGL160A2: Food Writing

ENGL 160A2 explores food writing and its relationship to culture. Exploring food as both personal and cultural symbol, students will develop an appreciation for how food traditions reflect and shape cultural societies and diverse worldview. Course materials will include diverse perspectives with emphasis on marginalized groups such as migrant, incarcerated, and Indigenous food communities. Students will explore their own food memories in reflective writing and storytelling to find connections between personal food histories and social or environmental justice. Using various rhetorical strategies and drawing from research, field study, oral history, and lived experiences/traditional knowledge, students will practice food writing for a variety of audiences in four key genres: recipe card, podcast, food memoir, and manifesto. Workshop and revision will be important aspects of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
151

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 2023
152

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 on 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 2023
153

ENGL175A: 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: Spring 2023

ENGL197B: Writing Studio

Supplemental writing workshop for designated sections of English 101
Terms offered: Spring 2023
154

ENGL197C: Academic Writing

This 1-credit co-curricular writing course supports courses from a variety of disciplines and academic programs across the university. Students will be able to tailor the activities of this course to the writing projects of another course in which they are currently enrolled. Students will be introduced to the role of rhetorical features like audience and purpose in academic composition. Students will also explore how genre conventions like style and tone are impacted by the audience and purpose of their writing. These lessons on rhetoric and genre will guide their writing process as they take the initial steps to create a research paper for the corresponding co-curricular course.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
155

ENGL201: Intro Writ Creat Nonfict

Beginning techniques of creative nonfiction writing taught through exercises, the writing of original nonfiction, workshop and reading in contemporary nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
156

ENGL210: Intro Writing Of Fiction

Beginning techniques of fiction writing taught through exercises, the writing of original fiction, workshop and reading in contemporary fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL215: Creative Writing: Craft

Multi-genre creative writing course introducing the craft of creative writing (craft elements and aesthetic strategies) via intensive reading as writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
157

ENGL216: Intro Writing for Young Adults

In this course student will become familiar with the beginning techniques of writing for young adults taught through exercises, the writing of original stories, workshop, and reading contemporary works in this genre. Children's literature scholar Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop says, Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience. This is especially true of literature written for young audiences. In this class, students will learn to write for young adults. We will learn elements of craft, including character, plot, setting, narrative voice, and dialogue. Through writing prompts and exercises, we will tap into our imagination and find inspiration to write stories. We will read current young adult publications as models for our own work. Then we will develop a process for reading, critiquing, and revising our own work as well as the work of our peers. In this multi-genre class, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be welcome in workshop
Terms offered: Spring 2023
158

ENGL220B: Literature Of The Bible

New Testament: The Gospels, the Epistles of Paul, and Revelation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
159

ENGL228: Crossing the Border

This course will integrate the study of border and migration themed literature with a service-learning component, and a final student-directed symposium that will bring the ongoing dialogue of the class to the community. The concept of the border will be addressed as both a political reality and an imaginative construct - an organizing principle for our desire to seek and transmit diverse experiences and knowledge-systems across thresholds. The guiding question for this course will be, what does it mean to be a crosser of borders? In order to answer this question in its widest sense, we will operate in an intermediate space between academic discipline and community engagement, research and creative practice. Authors will include: Gloria Anzaldúa, Junot Diaz, Karen Tei Yamashita, C.S. Giscombe, Mahmoud Darwish, and more.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
160

ENGL248B: Intro to Fairy Tales

Follows fairy tales from their beginnings in storytelling circles into the literary culture and new media.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL263: Tpcs Children Literature

Topics in children's literature, may include "Poetry for children," "Adapting literary classics for children," and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
161

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 2023
162

ENGL265: Major American Writers

This class will introduce students to the study of American writers working in English. Through a specialized selection from the many interweaving traditions that make up American Literature, students will be introduced to the beauty, strangeness, pleasure, and difficulty of this diverse field. In these seminars, students will engage with the work of specific authors, explore new methods for understanding their work, and ask important questions about the significance of literature for human life.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL280: Intro To Literature

Stories, poems, plays: literature is the art of putting words together to make meaning. Through literature, humans have explored the deepest human questions of beauty, life, meaning, politics, ethics, and belonging. This class introduces students to the significance and study of imaginative literature. In these seminars, students will read literary texts, analyze their form and content, and write creative and critical interpretations based on textual evidence.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
163

ENGL300: Literature and Film

Comparative study of literature and cinema as aesthetic media. Given the breadth and complexity of film and literature, including historical, technical, and narrative elements, class is broken into three modules "Film, Literature, and Aesthetics," "Adaptation and Intertextuality," and "Cultural and Ideological Connections."
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL301: Intermed Nonfiction Writ

Practice in writing nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
164

ENGL304: Inter Fiction Writing

Practice in writing short fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL306: Advanced Composition

Study of genre and rhetorical situation; advanced practice in expository writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
165

ENGL307: Business Writing

Business writing is an Engaged Learning course that provides applied, hands-on experiences with professional business writing. The course explores how to address ethics of communication and how to navigate opportunities and challenges presented when writing business correspondence. Students engage in rhetorical analysis, research, persuasion, reflection, and revision in professional contexts. Students write a variety of workplace genres, including emails, memos, proposals, resumes, cover letters, white papers, and digital web spaces.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL308: Technical Writing

Technical Writing is an interdisciplinary professional writing course where students use a rhetorical lens to explore the conventions and practices of STEM fields. Working both individually and in collaborative teams, students analyze scientific and technical information and learn how to compose, format, and design scientific and technical documents for STEM audiences. Students learn to translate technical information for various audiences--subject matter experts, non-specialists, users with special needs--in ways that are engaging, accurate, and understandable.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
166

ENGL309: Poetry Writing

Practice in writing poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
167

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 2023
168

ENGL313: Intro Prof+Techn Writing

An introduction to key concepts and practices of professional and technical writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
169

ENGL322: Word Meaning & Structure

An in-depth introduction to the sounds, structures, meanings and history of English words. Why are English alphabet letters pronounced the way they are? How do we use our mouths to make the sounds of English? What makes certain poems/song lyrics sound rhythmic and others not? What are the rules that govern the construction of English words from suffixes and prefixes? How do children identify and acquire words from the speech they hear? How did English come to be the language spoken in England? How have different speech communities changed and expanded their English variety? Why is English full of borrowed words? Why is English spelling so inconsistent? How does language ideology about 'proper English' affect speakers of different varieties of English?
Terms offered: Spring 2023
170

ENGL325: Contemp. Lit and Digital Media

How have literary expression and our understandings of the self changed alongside the media technologies of the twenty-first century? This course examines the place of fiction among social media, big data, fan fiction, video games, and the many other forms of entertainment that compete with it today. To do so, we'll learn about the history of media forms, and some of the methods of media studies, which consider how media forms shape the stories they convey. We will read novels, a play, poetry, and experimental forms that ask what technology might be changing about the human condition, including concerns about privacy, identity, politics, memory, and more. Along the way, we will encounter some of the history of experimental literature and we'll consider what forms the future of literary expression will take.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
171

ENGL340: Topics In Prof+Tech Wrtg

An advanced topics course on professional and technical writing
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
172

ENGL351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
173

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 2023

ENGL373C: Brit+Am Lit:Rts Mod-Pres

A survey of British and American Literature from the roots of modernism to the postmodern and contemporary period, with an emphasis on major writers in their literary and historical contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
174

ENGL380: Literary Analysis

Introduction to the various modes, techniques, and terminology of practical criticism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
175

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 2023

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 2023
176

ENGL401: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

Writing-Emphasis Course for creative writing majors.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
177

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 2023
178

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 2023

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 2023
179

ENGL431A: Shakespeare

Twelve comedies, histories and tragedies from the period 1590-1600 (including Hamlet).
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL431B: Shakespeare

Ten comedies, tragedies and tragicomedies from the period 1601-1613.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
180

ENGL436: Technical Editing

The course will introduce students to the professional practice of technical editing. After learning about the history of the profession, the impact of the digital age, and current employment expectations, students will work in two modules on editing projects and produce an organizational style guide. Beginning with higher level editing concerns, students will evaluate, design, and produce documentation to address varied audiences and situations and attend to legal, ethical and accessibility issues. Students will work together to practice effective commenting strategies that engage authors and other editors in both one-to-one and networked collaborations. They will then proceed to copyediting and proofreading texts using editing tools in industry-standard software and specific sets of usage conventions. In the final module, students will become familiar with editing digital content that will be reused in different iterations across multiple platforms. Using an open source management system, they will create a site in which they will tag content for easy retrieval and potential reuse.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
181

ENGL455: Tchng Engl As Sec Lang

A general overview of the profession covering prominent theories, methodologies, and procedures influencing the field.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
182

ENGL477: Studies Native Amer Lit


Terms offered: Spring 2023

ENGL488B: Am Poetry:20th Century

The Twentieth Century: Frost, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Williams, and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
183

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 2023

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 2023
184

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 2023

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 2023
185

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 2023

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 2023
186

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 2023

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 2023
187

ENGL499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
188

ENGL536: Technical Editing

The course will introduce students to the professional practice of technical editing. After learning about the history of the profession, the impact of the digital age, and current employment expectations, students will work in two modules on editing projects and produce an organizational style guide. Beginning with higher level editing concerns, students will evaluate, design, and produce documentation to address varied audiences and situations and attend to legal, ethical and accessibility issues. Students will work together to practice effective commenting strategies that engage authors and other editors in both one-to-one and networked collaborations. They will then proceed to copyediting and proofreading texts using editing tools in industry-standard software and specific sets of usage conventions. In the final module, students will become familiar with editing digital content that will be reused in different iterations across multiple platforms. Using an open source management system, they will create a site in which they will tag content for easy retrieval and potential reuse.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
189

ENGL565: Stds In Am Lit To 1900

Reading course in American literatures before 1900.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
190

ENGL577: Stdy American Indian Lit

In-depth study of works by and/or about American Indian writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
191

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 2023
192

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 2023

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 2023
193

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
194

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 2023
195

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: Spring 2023
196

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 2023

ENGL604: Writing Project Fiction

For M.F.A candidates working toward book-length writing project in fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
197

ENGL613: Meth Tch Engl:Spkr Other

Foundations, theory, and methodology in English as a second language.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
198

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 2023

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 2023
199

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 2023

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 2023
200

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
201

ENGL920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
202
eSociety
203

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 2023
204

ESOC210: Hacking & Open Source Culture

The course explores the history, development, and evolution of our digital society by examining the early hackers, geeks, innovators and renegade hippie technologists that shaped our current digital reality. In addition, the course introduces students to theories and practices of information sharing including the public domain, information as a common public good, hacking and collaborative innovation, copyleft, open source software, open access publishing, and the creative commons.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
205

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 2023
206

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 2023

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 2023
207

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 2023
208

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 2023
209

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 2023

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 2023
210

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 2023
211

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 2023
212

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 2023
213

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 2023
214

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 2023
215

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 2023
216

ESOC325: Contemp. Lit and Digital Media

How have literary expression and our understandings of the self changed alongside the media technologies of the twenty-first century? This course examines the place of fiction among social media, big data, fan fiction, video games, and the many other forms of entertainment that compete with it today. To do so, we'll learn about the history of media forms, and some of the methods of media studies, which consider how media forms shape the stories they convey. We will read novels, a play, poetry, and experimental forms that ask what technology might be changing about the human condition, including concerns about privacy, identity, politics, memory, and more. Along the way, we will encounter some of the history of experimental literature and we'll consider what forms the future of literary expression will take.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
217

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 2023
218

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 2023
219

ESOC414: 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.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
220

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 2023
221

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 2023
222

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 2023
223

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: Spring 2023
224
Environmental Studies
225

EVS150C1: 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 2023

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 2023
226

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 2023

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 2023
227

EVS362: Environment and Development

This course evaluates theories and practices aimed at addressing the complex relationship between economic development and environmental protection in both industrialized and developing world contexts
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
228

EVS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

EVS461: Environ+Resource Geog

Examines physical resources (e.g. distribution, quantities, and availability) and the human factors which may contribute to their completion and deterioration as well as protection and maintenance.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
229

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 2023

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: Spring 2023
230

EVS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
231
Food Studies
232

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 2023
233

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 2023
234

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: Spring 2023
235

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 2023
236

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: Spring 2023
237

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 2023
238

FOOD405C: Food in the Global Middle Ages

Food and cuisine are foundational to knowledge of the human past and link the past with the present. In this course we explore the importance of food in its various roles (alimentary, cultural, economic, environmental, religious, social, political, etc.) in shaping the history of the late antique, medieval, and early modern world (ca. 300 to 1700).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
239

FOOD428: 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 2023
240

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 2023

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 2023
241

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 2023
242
Geography & Development
243

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: Spring 2023
244

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 2023

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 2023
245

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
246

GEOG222: Fundamental Geog. Techniques

Data literacy is essential for navigating today's digitally-mediated world. In this course, students explore and apply quantitative data to investigate real-world geographic problems. Operating in a two-part sequence, students first learn foundational data skills for accessing human and physical geographic data, as well as analyzing data through basic statistical methods. Specific emphasis is placed on both the strengths and limitations of quantitative data. The concluding section of the course introduces students to principles of effective data visualization, essential for communicating data-driven analysis to policymakers, community members, and other stakeholders. These skills, which are foundational for upper-level classes in the social sciences and policy analysis more broadly, also help students prepare for the employment market.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
247

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 2023

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: Spring 2023
248

GEOG256: Sustainable Cities+Socs

Cities around the globe are working to be more sustainable in response to social, economic and environmental challenges. This course explores thow residents and decision makers in cities respond to these challenges. Students will learn to view urban problems through the perspectives of urban planners and designers, as well as local residents for cities both in the US and internationally.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
249

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 2023

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 2023
250

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 2023

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 2023
251

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 2023
252

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 2023
253

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 2023

GEOG362: Environment and Development

This course evaluates theories and practices aimed at addressing the complex relationship between economic development and environmental protection in both industrialized and developing world contexts
Terms offered: Spring 2023
254

GEOG367: Population Geography

In this course, students explore the characteristics, geographic distribution, and growth/decline of population at local, regional, national, and global scales. Students learn the components of population change--fertility, mortality, migration, and immigration--by considering relationships to political, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions. Specific emphasis is placed on demographic processes and contemporary population issues throughout the world through the lens of social/racial justice, diversity and equity. These include, but are not limited to urbanization, food security, domestic migration, aging, public health, morbidity and mortality, family planning, the decennial census, and immigration. The applied framework of the course helps students identify sources of data, measures, and methods of analysis commonly used in population geography.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
255

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 2023

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 2023
256

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 2023

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 2023
257

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 2023

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 2023
258

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 2023

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 2023
259

GEOG399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

GEOG399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
260

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 2023

GEOG413: 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.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
261

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 2023

GEOG416A: Computer Cartography

Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
262

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 2023

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 2023
263

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 2023

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 2023
264

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 2023

GEOG461: Environ+Resource Geog

Examines physical resources (e.g. distribution, quantities, and availability) and the human factors which may contribute to their completion and deterioration as well as protection and maintenance.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
265

GEOG465: Global Cities: Urban/Glbl/Citi

This course explores contemporary urban processes in transnational and cross-cultural perspective. Drawing on theories and histories of globalization, development, modernity and migration, we will consider how the global context shapes debates about cities and social life. How have contemporary urban places developed and what problems and solutions are articulated around these sites?
Terms offered: Spring 2023
266

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 2023
267

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 2023

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 2023
268

GEOG493: 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 2023
269

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 2023
270

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 2023

GEOG499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
271

GEOG499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

GEOG500: Research Design

Focus on conceptualizing research projects and on writing and presenting a research proposal.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
272

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 2023

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 2023
273

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 2023
274

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 2023

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 2023
275

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 2023

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 2023
276

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 2023

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 2023
277

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 2023

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 2023
278

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 2023

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 2023
279

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 2023
280

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 2023

GEOG611: Planning Projects

Studio-based projects covering various aspects of professional practice.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
281

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 2023

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 2023
282

GEOG695B: Prp Fut Fac Geog:Prf Dev

A course designed to assist advanced graduate students in obtaining academic employment.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
283

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 2023
284

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 2023

GEOG900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
285

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 2023

GEOG920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
286
Geographic Information Systems Technology
287

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 2023

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 2023
288

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 2023

GIST413: 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.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
289

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 2023

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 2023
290

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
291

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 2023
292

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 2023

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 2023
293

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 2023
294

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 2023
295

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 2023

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 2023
296

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 2023
297

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 2023
298

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 2023
299

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 2023
300
Studies of Global Media
301

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 2023
302

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: Spring 2023
303

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: Spring 2023
304

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 2023
305

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: Spring 2023
306

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: Spring 2023
307

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 2023
308

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: Spring 2023

GLO599: GLO Independent Study

An individual studies course taught on an individual basis. Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Undergraduate and graduate students doing independent work will register for credit under course number GLO 499 or GLO 599.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
309

GLO698: GLO Capstone

Studies of Global Media M.A. students who have finished a minimum of 21 units of credit are able to enroll in the one-credit capstone being offered through the School of Journalism. The one-credit capstone is required for the M.A. in Studies of Global Media and may be a professional portfolio, professional internship/apprenticeship/mentorship, professional project, an academic paper or another capstone proposal activity approved by the School of Journalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
310
Gender & Women's Studies
311

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 2023

GWS200: Gender, Identity, and Power

This course examines how ideas about women, gender, and sexuality have been created through the arts, literature, laws, and science. The course explores these ideas as both concepts and lived experiences from multiple perspectives and considers how they inform power, knowledge, and identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
312

GWS240: Gender in Transnational World

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to concepts of gender as understood in U.S. society, economy, politics, and culture. The course examines gender through complex relations of power such as race, class, sexuality and considers historical and transnational contexts. Engaging multiple fields, texts, and approaches, students gather a conceptual tool box with which to explore gender and make connections to the world around them.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
313

GWS242: Gender & Education

Recently, there has been an increasing focus on gender in educational research and practice. Scholars and practitioners are taking note not only of the differential outcomes for students in relation to gender, but are also discussing how systems of privilege and oppression (e.g., sexism, heteropatriarchy, transgender oppression) mediate educational environments. Furthermore, there has been a call by some to address gender in expansive, non-binary ways that include students with diverse genders beyond just thinking about "men" and/or "women." In this class, students will survey the current literature regarding gender in education--both K-12 and postsecondary education--as well as discuss how policies and practices both inhibit and promote expansive understandings of gender as a social identity. Students will also develop educational interventions that reflect this literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
314

GWS252: 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 2023
315

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 2023
316

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 2023
317

GWS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

GWS299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
318

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 2023

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 2023
319

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 2023

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 2023
320

GWS310: Transgender Studies

Working with the assertion that "the personal is political" that emerged from Feminist of Color scholarship, this course will introduce students to transgender identity and politics through memoir, autobiography, and self-narrative. Students will learn how transgender people require a story that authenticates their identification in order to receive medical, legal, and social care. From questions about pronoun use to "When did you know" or "How do you know," transgender identity has a unique relationship with self-narrative and the biographical. How has this biographical imperative of transgender subjectivity shaped theoretical, political, and aesthetic debates in Transgender Studies? Attentive to questions of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability, this course will study how "the story of self" reveals the bond between embodiment and subjectivity, the experiential and the social, inside and outside, and semiotics and materiality.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
321

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 2023
322

GWS320: Gender-Based Violence and HRTS

An introduction to gender-based violence topics, including nature and scope, prevention and response, and anti-violence activism. Using intersectional and feminist frameworks, students will work on projects aimed at increasing awareness about gender violence and/or supporting survivors.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
323

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 2023

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: Spring 2023
324

GWS351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
325

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 2023

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 2023
326

GWS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

GWS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
327

GWS404C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
328

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 2023
329

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 2023

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 2023
330

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 2023

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 2023
331

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 2023

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 2023
332

GWS493L: 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 2023

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 2023
333

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 2023

GWS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
334

GWS499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
335

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 2023
336

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 2023
337

GWS587: 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 2023

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 2023
338

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 2023

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 2023
339

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 2023

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 2023
340

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 2023

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 2023
341

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 2023

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 2023
342

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 2023

GWS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
343
History
344

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 2023

HIST150C4: World Hist 1600-Present

An introduction to concepts and methods from the humanities and social sciences for exploring world history since the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific voyages of the late fifteenth century. Topics include: the origins of global trade circuits; the rise of empires; the environmental impact of colonialism and cultural exchange; patterns of international migration; industrialization and urbanization; political philosophies and popular movements; constructions of race, class, and gender; war and geopolitics; technology and culture; and the place of fine art and music in social and political life.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
345

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 2023
346

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 2023
347

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: Spring 2023

HIST160B2: World History to 1600

Survey of topics in world history to 1600.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
348

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 2023
349

HIST160D1: Food & Power in Global History

Are we really what we eat? Why do certain foods appeal and others 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? Food & Power in Global History takes a world history approach to investigate these and other questions by considering the cultural, economic, and geopolitical discovery, evolution, and migration of food and drink 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 2023
350

HIST203: Anct Medt:Power+Identity

This course will focus on the ancient Mediterranean and adjoining regions from 800 BCE to the third century CE of the Roman Empire, emphasizing concepts of power and identity in their Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
351

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 2023
352

HIST207: Games in Medieval Europe

Games and play are important aspects of all cultures. They provide entertainment and recreation, but they also reflect and influence many other aspects of life. We will investigate the importance of games and play in shaping medieval and early modern societies by exploring a wide variety of leisure activities, including board games (like chess), equestrian sports (like hunting), ball games (like skittles), and gambling (with dice, cards, and just about anything else imaginable!). We will also explore what role people at this time believed games and play had in maintaining health. Through our examination of games and play, we will explore the cultural, social, political, religious, economic, legal, military, environmental, and intellectual history of the medieval and early modern world. We will critically engage (and also play!) with a wide selection of medieval and early modern texts, images, and material objects from around the world; and you will use these sources (and ones you discover!) to do your own historical research on games and play.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
353

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 2023

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 2023
354

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
355

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 2023
356

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 2023

HIST255: Life in Early Modern Europe

An introduction to the early modern period between c. 1450 and c. 1800. Analysis of long-term characteristics of the period, like social structure, religion, politics and economics, will be combined with exploration of the lives of individuals and their experiences in this era.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
357

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 2023

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 2023
358

HIST277A: History of Middle East

In this course, students take a humanistic disciplinary perspective to explore the cultural products of the pre-modern Middle East and answer questions about its historical development. Using primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship, students will explore the context of the rise of Islam; the process of conversion and expansion across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; the crystallization of Shi'ism and changing notions of religious authority; and the impact of Turkish migrations and Mongol conquests. They will become familiar with major genres of pre-modern Middle Eastern literary, religious, and scientific writings, and use techniques of close reading to answer questions about those texts' ideological positions and contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
359

HIST277B: People's History Middle East

This course approaches the history of the modern Middle East through a Humanist perspective. We consider the Ottoman Empire, the Arab lands, and Iran from 1453 to the present through the interconnected spheres of political, economic, and social history. We will identify major historical periods, figures, geographical features, and movements that have shaped the region and assess the effects of colonialism and imperialism. Lectures, readings, writing, and discussions develop case studies to emphasize the interplay between individual lives, structural diversity and inequality, and historical contingency. Through guided primary source analysis and close readings of a range of texts, students will develop the tools to consider different temporal and spatial scales. Finally, students will consider their own positionality as historical actors in relation to the people of the modern Middle East.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
360

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 2023
361

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 2023
362

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 2023
363

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 2023
364

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 2023
365

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 2023
366

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 2023
367

HIST316: Warfare and Violence

From the time of our stone-age ancestors violence has been an integral feature of human societies. Variously expressed as the organized violence of state-directed warfare, the smaller-scale conflicts of tribes and 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 how technology relates to and facilitates violence; 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 violent acts (and actors) in historical memory. Students will gai 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 2023
368

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 2023
369

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 2023

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 2023
370

HIST352: Slavery In Latin America

A broadly comparative introduction to slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Exploration of slavery, the use of slave labor, and the daily lives of slaves and slave owners in different settings and different cultures.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HIST356: Global Environmntl Hist

This course will examine the ways in which different societies have defined, understood, valued, mapped, and made their livings in their environment. Also, it will explore how societies and environments mutually transform one another.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
371

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: Spring 2023
372

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: Spring 2023

HIST370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
373

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: Spring 2023
374

HIST373: Politics of Health & Medicine

In this course we will examine the history of health - and health care - as well as the political dimensions of scientific research and medicine. Based on the understanding that health and health care are subject to political competitions on the nation state level and are mediated by changing global paradigms, we will use readings and class discussions to draw conclusions about citizenship rights in the Americas. We will start with a number of broad questions to make specific links: When did the responsibilities for citizens' health shift from being rooted in notions of charity to a sense of citizens' entitlement to state services? When, and under what circumstances, can people put pressure on their political leaders and make states accept increased responsibility for citizens' health? How can we best understand the links between global paradigm shifts and nation-state policy changes that protect public health as citizens' entitlement and a human right? And what are the historical reproductions of inequality that we find as we trace health policies in specific regions or nations? In 1946, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health to be "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The WHO also provided a definition of public health, referring to "all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases." The WHO's definition of health has been praised for its holistic vision; simultaneously it was condemned for being unrealistic, or, in the words of historian Robert Hughes, for being "more realistic for a bovine than a human state of existence." What are the political, economic, and social factors that make holistic approaches to disease (and to the protection of health) so difficult? Why would it be unrealistic to protect the health of all humans, and to assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services? How are the difficulties of protecting human health linked to competing definitions of disease, and how have the definitions of disease changed over time? We will explore how outcomes of scientific and medical research - as well as health policies, and the practice of medicine -- are shaped by historical subjectivities and are linked to such categories as race, class, gender, age, experience, and ability. Subjects will include (but are not limited to) social and socialized medicine, epidemics and diseases as "unequal killers," racial profiling, the projects of "missionaries of science" and "health internationalists," definitions of madness and sanity, competitions between traditional medicine and "modern" medical practice, and power struggles and political rivalries over the role of the state in welfare and the protection of public health.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
375

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 2023
376

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 2023
377

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 2023
378

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: Spring 2023

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 2023
379

HIST399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HIST399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
380

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 2023

HIST404A: History Of Rome

The Republic to the death of Caesar.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
381

HIST404C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
382

HIST405C: Food in the Global Middle Ages

Food and cuisine are foundational to knowledge of the human past and link the past with the present. In this course we explore the importance of food in its various roles (alimentary, cultural, economic, environmental, religious, social, political, etc.) in shaping the history of the late antique, medieval, and early modern world (ca. 300 to 1700).
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
383

HIST408A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
384

HIST422: History of Russia to 1917

Political, socio-economic and cultural history of Russia and its expansion into an empire from the 10th century to 1917.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
385

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 2023
386

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

Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HIST450: Foreign Relations Since 1914

Examines the pivotal role played by the United States in world affairs since 1898, focusing on America's struggle with revolutionary movements in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
387

HIST461: The Spanish Conquest

The impact of conquest and Spanish rule on the native peoples of Mexico, Central American, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Topics include: conquest and ecology; land and labor; religion and culture; adaptation and resistance.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
388

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 2023

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 2023
389

HIST485A: History of the Iranian Plateau

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.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
390

HIST493L: 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 2023

HIST495K: Colloquium on World Hist

A colloquium or small lecture class intended for majors and upperclassmen; topics vary by instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
391

HIST496S: Colonialism+Critique Mod

What modernity is and how it came about have long been hotly contested questions. The relationship between modernity and colonialism has often been central in these debates. The course considers this relationship by investigating how intellectuals in colonized lands have understood and critiqued modernity in comparison with Western theories.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
392

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 2023
393

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 2023

HIST499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
394

HIST499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HIST504A: History Of Rome

The Republic to the death of Caesar. Graduate-level requirements include an additional in-depth research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
395

HIST504C: Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Pro

This course focuses on Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and one of the best-known women in history and a key powerbroker during a period of important political change, one with enduring repercussions for the western world. She has been, however, deliberately memorialized as a "romantic" agent, a deployer of "feminine wiles", whose gender and political toolbox rightly doomed her efforts to failure. Students will interrogate the process of transforming a historical individual into an object lesson, a trope of femininity, and a cinematic legend, unpacking the messages crafted for a range of audiences and purposes by multiple creators, including Cleopatra herself. We begin with the historical background of the Hellenistic period, cosmopolitan and multicultural, focusing especially on the dynamism of women in the ideology of royal power and as image-makers in their own right, developing special forms for female authority and female patronage. A number of earlier Cleopatras establish context and particular precedents, creating official personae to engage effective interactions with fundamental groups; these include the resilient Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra II (r. 175-116 BCE) and Cleopatra Thea, token in a dynastic alliance who became Great Queen of Syria, dominating the Seleucid throne for a generation. Students will then sift through the evidence for Cleopatra VII, both the contentious (and largely hostile) material for her Mediterranean activities as well as the Egyptian record that may represent the specific efforts of the queen herself, utilizing then-ancient symbol and ritual to assert her legitimate imperial authority and structure her collaboration with major stakeholders in the Nile realm. The last section of the course looks to the lingering memory of Cleopatra long after her death, closely examining images in drama, art, and film to explore how the story of Cleopatra has been crafted and recrafted to represent different "truths" about sex, power, and identity. Graduate-level requirements include two short in-class presentations on particular aspects of course material; weekly responses to the assigned reading, focusing on modern scholarship; and a 5000-word final paper, comparative in nature.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
396

HIST505C: Food in the Global Middle Ages

Food and cuisine are foundational to knowledge of the human past and link the past with the present. In this course we explore the importance of food in its various roles (alimentary, cultural, economic, environmental, religious, social, political, etc.) in shaping the history of the late antique, medieval, and early modern world (ca. 300 to 1700).
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
397

HIST508A: Islamic Mvmnts Muslim World

The course's objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page student essay and final paper 25-30 pages.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
398

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 2023
399

HIST550: Foreign Relat Since 1914

Examines the pivotal role played by the United States in world affairs since WWI, focusing on America's struggle with revolutionary movements in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper and additional course readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
400

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 2023

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 2023
401

HIST585A: History of the Iranian Plateau

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.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
402

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 2023

HIST596S: Colonialism+Critique Mod

What modernity is and how it came about have long been hotly contested questions. The relationship between modernity and colonialism has often been central in these debates. The course considers this relationship by investigating how intellectuals in colonized lands have understood and critiqued modernity in comparison with Western theories. Graduate-level requirements include reading secondary articles, a five-page paper for discussion, lead weekly readings, a more substantial final paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
403

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 2023

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 2023
404

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 2023

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 2023
405

HIST696J: Latin Am: Modern Period

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 2023

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 2023
406

HIST900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
407

HIST920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
408
Health Sciences Design
409

HSD392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HSD392H: Honors Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
410

HSD492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HSD492H: Honors Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
411

HSD496: Topics in HSD

This course addresses a unique topic in health sciences design that is appropriate for undergraduate students. The course will emphasize a specialized aspect of health sciences design not routinely offered in the general curriculum.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
412

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 2023
413

HSD592: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HSD596: Topics in HSD

This course addresses a unique topic in health sciences design that is appropriate for graduate students. The course will emphasize a specialized aspect of health sciences design not routinely offered in the general curriculum.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
414

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 2023
415

HSD692: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

HSD900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
416
School of Information
417

INFO392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
418

INFO492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
419

INFO499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
420

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 2023
421

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: Spring 2023
422

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 2023
423

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 2023

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: Spring 2023
424

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 2023
425

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 2023
426

INFO524: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that has been widely used in recent years in various areas, such as education, training, well-being, and entertainment. Virtual reality offers a highly immersive experience as the head mounted displays replace the vision of the users with digital imagery. It encompasses many disciplines, such as computer science, human computer interaction, game design and development, information science, and psychology. This course merges a theoretical and practical approach to give students the necessary knowledge to design, develop, and critique virtual reality games and applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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 2023
427

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 2023

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 2023
428

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 2023

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 2023
429

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 2023
430

INFO552: Advanced Game Development

Game development is a vast field with many advanced concepts. This course aims to teach students such concepts, techniques and mechanisms in Unity, covering procedural content generation, design patterns, artificial intelligence, shaders and postprocessing effects, animation, custom interactions and gestures, and performance optimization. The students are expected to have fundamental game development knowledge in Unity and C#. The course is heavily hands-on and project oriented. Students will implement the covered concepts on small-scaled Unity project templates using C# and also develop a larger-scaled final term project. At the end of the course, students will have gained advanced game development skills that can be applied to future jobs or self-development.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
431

INFO555: Applied NLP

Most of the data available on the web or managed by institutions and businesses consists of unstructured text. Natural language processing tools help to organize such texts, extract relevant information from them, and automatize time-consuming processes. This course will teach the fundamental knowledge necessary to design and develop end-to-end natural language understanding applications, drawn from examples such as question answering, sentiment analysis, information extraction, automated inference, machine translation, chatbots, etc. We will use several natural language processing toolkits and libraries.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

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: Spring 2023
432

INFO558: Social Justice in Info Service

This course considers the ethical issues that arise in serving diverse user groups and their members, including but not limited to, children, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, the poor, ethnic groups, and Indigenous peoples. Differing information needs and ways of knowing are considered. The role of library and information professionals in promoting and supporting the rights of such groups to access and control information is emphasized. The course explores the ways in which groups of persons may be knowers and what information rights this knowledge might give them, within groups defined by their ethnic or cultural origin, e,g., indigenous peoples, ethnic and racial groups. In addition, libraries and other information services can be designed so as to foster the development and preservation of group knowledge and respect for group information rights.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
433

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: Spring 2023
434

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 2023

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 2023
435

INFO577: Information Security

Security is about protecting assets, such as money and physical possessions. For instance, we use walls, locks, burglar alarms, and even armed guards to keep other people from stealing and/or destroying our stuff. These days, information is typically one of our most important assets. Thus, we have to worry about the possibility of other people stealing and/or destroying it. For instance, criminals threaten our data with scareware or ransomware in order to extort money from us. Also, they use phishing scams and spyware in order to steal our personal information (including passwords), which they can then use to access our computer systems and even steal our identities. The Group Presentation requires those taking the graduate course to participate in creating an online presentation on a topic within the scope of digital security.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
436

INFO578: Science Information

In today's digital society, people have access to a wide variety of information sources and scientific data. In this course, students will learn about the role of science and scientific data in society, and they will consider means for making science information findable and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. This course will provide students an interdisciplinary experience for considering science data and how that information gets shared across contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
437

INFO579: SQL/NoSQL Databases

This course provides an overview of modern database systems at the time. Both relational databases (SQL) and a few non-relational databases (NoSQL) are covered, including topics on data warehouses. The focus of the course is on the practical skills of the design and implementation of data storage and access for data and information sciences. Topics covered include ER-diagrams, database normalization, data modeling in NoSQL databases, SQL and other query languages, and data warehousing. The course will selectively cover one or two types of NoSQL databases, for example, document-oriented, key-value pair, column-oriented, or graph databases. Database platforms used in this course could change with time, some examples include MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache HBASE, Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4J.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
438

INFO584: Intellectual Property/Copyrigh

The owners of intellectual property have moral and legal rights that constrain how information can be disseminated. Those working in libraries, archives, or other information services should understand when and why these constraints apply to advocate for a robust and equitable cultural and intellectual commons. Digital content creators should also be aware of the licenses, networks, and creative practices at play in the circulation and reuse of audio, video, photographic and multimodal works. In this course, we will discuss the various legal aspects of copyright (e.g., fair use, the first-sale doctrine) in the context of information services and content creation as well as the ways intellectual property rights affect information services and shape media reuse in the 21st century.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
439

INFO595: Special Topics in Information

Special topics courses are offered to allow students to explore specialized topics not covered in the program curriculum. Multiple topics might be offered in any given year, and specialized topic descriptions will be advertised by the School for students interested in enrolling in the course. A specific course syllabus will be published prior to the offer of a special topic course.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
440

INFO640: Adv Archives: Apprsl & Dscr

This course examines the archivist's `first' responsibility - the appraisal of records for long-term preservation. Appraisal is first in the sequence of archival functions and, therefore, influences all subsequent archival activities. Importantly, appraisal is integral in archiving as, through it, archivists determine what sliver of the total human documentary production will actually become `archives' and thus part of society's historical narrative and collective memory. By performing appraisal and selection, archivists are thereby actively shaping the future's history of our times. Topics covered in this course include: Historical Foundations, Key Ideas, and Debates in Appraisal; Appraisal Methods and Strategies; Appraisal for Specific Formats and Genres; and Issues Relating to Appraisal, Democratization, Ethics, and Social Justice. Course readings, assignments, lectures, and discussions will provide students with a thorough knowledge of the basic theories, strategies, professional practices and discourses concerning appraisal with an orientation to doing this job well as working archivists. This is a reading intensive course. Students are expected to attend all classes, do all assigned readings, and participate in in-class and online discussions. Discussions are an integral part of this class as we make sense of our readings and everyday practices together. Participation is absolutely necessary for success. Students are encouraged to integrate relevant prior classroom learning, and personal, professional, and research experiences and reflect upon how these might be utilized or translated in order to work with communities, their archives, and archival materials.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
441

INFO671: Intro Digital Curation/Preserv

LIS/INFO 671 introduces the basic functions of: * digital curation, a term that refers to the full set of management processes needed to create, select, describe, preserve and facilitate access to all types of digital collections, and * digital preservation, a formal endeavor to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible and usable. We will focus primarily on digital curation and preservation in archives, libraries and museums, but we will also explore and compare digital curation and preservation practices from other disciplines, such as e-commerce, government documents and various business document systems and collections, in order to understand both the differences and similarities in the organization, management and preservation of different digital collections. By concentrating on common principles of information organization and information life cycles, you will be able to translate your learning and skills to many kinds of digital collections across disciplines and institutional cultures. This course will also introduce the basic problems associated with digital preservation. It will give students a thorough orientation to the technological and organizational approaches, which have been developed to address long-term preservation concerns. Finally, the course will examine the current state of the art in digital preservation and assess what challenges remain in research and implementation, policy, and ethical challenges in digital curation and preservation efforts. This course is designed to help new information professionals identify roles to play in managing and preserving digital objects and collections, and at the same time to enhance their effectiveness in working across organizational and technical boundaries.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
442

INFO673: Managing Digital Info

This course provides you with a basic understanding of the theory and practical approaches to the management of information and technology in the digital information environment. Management topics considered in this course range from the strategic (planning, leadership, and policy development) to the tactical (project management, the acquisition and deployment of technology) and ethical challenges and decision making for administrators, group leaders and project managers. The course combines reading, discussion, collaboration, project work, independent study, and guided hands-on practice in order to reinforce the concepts described in the project objectives.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

INFO675: Adv Digital Collections

This three-credit course is one of six required for completion of the Certificate in Digital Information Management (DigIn). This course will provide an in-depth look at the processes involved in building and managing digital collections and institutional repositories. The course will have a strong hands-on component in which students will apply advanced resource description methods to a collection, and then build a prototype repository along with a basic access system. Students will also analyze and discuss case examples of digital collections, focusing on technology management issues and organizational strategies for building different types of collections.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
443

INFO692: Directed Research

Directed Research courses are intended to cover advanced material outside of or beyond the scope of current course offerings. In such courses, the student will work on a research project under the direct supervision of a School of Information faculty member. The research topic should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a research plan including the expected outcome and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The research plan should include a problem statement, proposed research methods, expected outcome, a schedule of research activities and meeting schedule between the student and the faculty advisor, and the assessment of the student performance. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the requested credits. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
444

INFO693: Internship

Internship is intended to provide an opportunity for students to build on what they have mastered in the program and practice the knowledge and skills in the real world. The Internship should be relevant to student's degree competencies and contribute to the development and enforcement of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose an internship plan and the identify an internship site supervisor, who typically is external. The site supervisor and the graduate advisor of the school need to approve the plan prior to course registration. The plan should include goals for the internship, degree competencies addressed by the internship, expected tasks to be completed, work schedule, and the assessment plan. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the units registered (3 units = 135 hours). The internship may be paid or unpaid. Student may take an internship in the same organization where student is employed, but work planed for the internship need to have a clear separation from the work expected by the employment. At the conclusion of the internship, the site supervisor is expected to submit a written assessment of student's work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
445

INFO696E: Graduate Seminar

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
446

INFO698: Capstone

Capstone Project is intended to provide an opportunity for students to show off what they have mastered in the program. The project should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development and enforcement of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a project plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The project plan should include goals for the project, MS competencies addressed by the project, system design, an implementation schedule, and the assessment plan. The project plan should also include reasonable milestones and check points. The amount of the work should be appropriate for a 3-unit course. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
447

INFO699: Independent Study

Independent studies are intended to cover advanced material outside of or beyond the scope of current course offerings. The topic should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a study plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The study plan should include learning objectives, readings and/or activities, a schedule of the meetings between the student and the faculty advisor, and the learning outcome and its assessment. The amount of the work should be appropriate for the requested credits. The primary faculty advisor must be an SI faculty, but faculty members from other units may participate in advising the student.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
448

INFO920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
449
Information Resources & Library Science
450

IRLS441: Children's Lit in Span


Terms offered: Spring 2023

IRLS600: Intro Grad Stdy In Music

Bibliographical materials; research resources, techniques, and problems directed toward graduate study in music.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
451
Information Science, Technology & Arts
452

ISTA100: Great Ideas of the Info Age

Important ideas and applications of information science and technology in the sciences, humanities and arts. Information, entropy, coding; grammar and parsing; syntax and semantics; networks and relational representations; decision theory, game theory; and other great ideas form the intellectual motifs of the Information Age and are explored through applications such as robotic soccer, chess-playing programs, web search, population genetics among others.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA116: Statistic Foundations Info Age

Understanding uncertainty and variation in modern data: data summarization and description, rules of counting and basic probability, data visualization, graphical data summaries, working with large data sets, prediction of stochastic outputs from quantitative inputs. Operations with statistical computer packages such as R.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
453

ISTA130: Computational Thinking & Doing

An introduction to computational techniques and using a modern programming language to solve current problems drawn from science, technology, and the arts. Topics include control structures, elementary data structures, and effective program design and implementation techniques. Weekly laboratory.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
454

ISTA131: Dealing with Data

At the core of Information Science lies the digital data that is the object of study. This course aims to introduce the tools, techniques, and issues involved with the handling of this data: where it comes from, how to store and retrieve it, how to extract knowledge from the data via analysis, and the social, ethical, and legal issues involved in its use. Throughout the course, students will be given hands-on experience with actual datasets from a variety of sources including social media and citizen science projects, as well as experience with common tools for analysis and visualization. Students will also examine topical case studies involving legal and ethical issues surrounding data.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
455

ISTA161: Ethics in a Digital World

This course explores the social, legal, and cultural fallout from the exponential explosion in communication, storage, and increasing uses of data and data production. In this class, we emphasize the opposing potentials of information technologies to make knowledge widely available and to distort and restrict our perceptions. In a world of rapid technological change, topics include (but are not limited to): eavesdropping and secret communications, privacy; Internet censorship and filtering, cyberwarfare, computer ethics and ethical behavior, copyright protection and peer-to-peer networks, broadcast and telecommunications regulation, including net neutrality, data leakage, and the power and control of search engines.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA230: Intro Web Design-Development

An introduction to web design and development, with an emphasis on client-side technologies. Topics include HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, and web design best practices.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
456

ISTA251: Introduction to Game Design

This course provides an introduction to game design and teaches students the fundamental concepts for creating games. Students will survey many different games, exploring the issues game designers face when designing games in different genres. Students will participate in a series of game design challenges and will be responsible for designing and prototyping simple games using a game building tool. Students will present their solutions to these challenges in front of the class for general discussion and constructive criticism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA263: Learning in Information Age

Students will examine how the human learning process has been impacted by digital technologies; compare the learning adaptation skills of people from various generations and cultures; explore how the process of human learning is informing the development and design of computers that learn; and identify the moral and ethical implications of using computers that learn within our culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
457

ISTA301: Computing and the Arts

This course examines the ways in which computing and information science support and facilitate the production and creation of art in current society. A particular focus of the course will be to discuss how artists have used advances in technology and computing capacity to explore new ways of making art, and to investigate the relationships between technical innovation and the artistic process.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
458

ISTA302: Technology of Sound

This course will provide the student with the information and experience necessary for the creation and manipulation of digital audio. Students will have the opportunity to experience the music-making process with the technology tools and techniques that are common in both home and professional studios. The class will make use of a variety of software packages designed for contemporary music production, explaining the universal techniques and concepts that run through all major software programs. Topics will include musical analysis, MIDI control, synthesis techniques, audio editing, and audio mixing. Lab assignments will emphasize hands-on experience working with musical hardware and software to provide the necessary skills to create music based on today's musical styles. The course provides the foundation for further study, creative applications, and personal expression.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
459

ISTA320: Applied Data Visualization

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and tools used to convey the information contained within large, complex data sets through a variety of visualization techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of data exploration data via visualizations, how to manipulate and reshape data to make it suitable for visualization, and how to prepare everything from simple single-variable visualizations to large multi-tiered and interactive visualizations. Visualization theory will be presented alongside the technical aspect of the course to develop a holistic understanding of the topic.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
460

ISTA321: Data Mining and Discovery

This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of data mining for knowledge discovery. This includes methods developed in the fields of statistics, large-scale data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence for automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data to extract previously unknown interesting patterns. Topics include understanding varieties of data, classification, association rule analysis, cluster analysis, and anomaly detection. We will use software packages for data mining, explaining the underlying algorithms and their use and limitations. The course include laboratory exercises, with data mining case studies using data from biological sequences and networks, social networks, linguistics, ecology, geo-spatial applications, marketing and psychology.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
461

ISTA322: Data Engineering

This course will be inviting for a wide variety of students from across disciplines, and they will learn how to use industry standard tools and practices to make large data sets usable for scientists and other decision makers. From data collection and preparation, to the creation of big data stores, databases, or systems to make data flow, this course will focus on the practical work needed to prepare big data for analyses across contexts. Students will be introduced to a variety of technical tools for data management, storage, use, and manipulation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA331: Princ Data Science

ISTA 331 explores the ideas and techniques that businesspersons and scientists alike use to exploit data in order to create knowledge and make money. Topics and projects may include recommender systems (which powered Amazon's rise to global retail dominance), spam filters (the first machine learning application that affected our daily lives), topic extraction from documents, and an introduction to neural networks.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
462

ISTA350: Prog for Informatics Apps

This course will provide an introduction to informatics application programming using the python programming language and applying statistical concepts from a first semester statistics course. A key goal of this course is to prepare students for upper division ISTA courses by expanding on the skills gained in ISTA 116 and 130 but will be broadly applicable to any informatics discipline. Throughout the semester students will be faced with information application problems drawn from several different disciplines in order to expand their breadth of experience while simultaneously increasing their depth of knowledge of scientific and informatics programming methods. Students will practice problem decomposition and abstraction, gaining experience in identifying commonly occurring information processing issues and in applying well-known solutions. In addition, students will design their own algorithmic solutions to problems and will learn how to effectively compare different solutions, evaluating efficiency in order to choose the best solution for a given problem. Periodic code reviews will be held in order to expose students to a range of different solution methods, which will aid them in discovering weaknesses in their own work and will improve their ability to communicate with others on technical topics. The course will include an introduction to the python scientific computing libraries and other statistical packages. Additional course topics will include the use of version control systems, software profiling, general software engineering practices and basic shell scripting.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
463

ISTA391: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA401: Installation Design

This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to understanding and designing art installations. Enrollees will learn principles, tools, and techniques of rapid prototyping and installation design, and will collaborate to design and implement a large-scale installation by the end of the semester. The course lectures will also provide an overview of the history, theory, and aesthetics of installation art.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
464

ISTA416: Intro: Human Computer Interact

The field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) encompasses the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive computing systems. This course will provide a survey of HCI theory and practice. The course will address the presentation of information and the design of interaction from a human-centered perspective, looking at relevant perceptive, cognitive, and social factors influencing in the design process. It will motivate practical design guidelines for information presentation through Gestalt theory and studies of consistency, memory, and interpretation. Technological concerns will be examined that include interaction styles, devices, constraints, affordances, and metaphors. Theories, principles and design guidelines will be surveyed for both classical and emerging interaction paradigms, with case studies from practical application scenarios. As a central theme, the course will promote the processes of usability engineering, introducing the concepts of participatory design, requirements analysis, rapid prototyping, iterative development, and user evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies will be discussed. This course is co-convened: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to enroll. Graduate students will be expected to complete more substantial projects and will be given more in-depth reading assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
465

ISTA421: Intro to Machine Learning

Machine learning describes algorithms which can modify their internal parameters (i.e., "learn") to recognize patterns and make decisions based on examples or through interaction with the environment. This course will introduce the fundamentals of machine learning, will describe how to implement several practical methods for pattern recognition, feature selection, clustering, and decision making for reward maximization, and will provide a foundation for the development of new machine learning algorithms.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA424: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that has been widely used in recent years in various areas, such as education, training, well-being, and entertainment. Virtual reality offers a highly immersive experience as the head mounted displays replace the vision of the users with digital imagery. It encompasses many disciplines, such as computer science, human computer interaction, game design and development, information science, and psychology. This course merges a theoretical and practical approach to give students the necessary knowledge to design, develop, and critique virtual reality games and applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
466

ISTA425: Algorithms for Games

Algorithms is a crucial component of game development. This course will provide students with an in-depth introduction to algorithm concepts for game development. The course will cover basic algorithm and data structures concepts, basic math concepts related to game algorithms, physics and artificial intelligence based game algorithms that are supplemented with modern examples. Unity Game Engine along with C# programming language will be used throughout the class.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA431: 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 2023
467

ISTA450: Artificial Intelligence

The methods and tools of Artificial Intelligence used to provide systems with the ability to autonomously problem solve and reason with uncertain information. Topics include: problem solving (search spaces, uninformed and informed search, games, constraint satisfaction), principles of knowledge representation and reasoning (propositional and first-order logic, logical inference, planning), and representing and reasoning with uncertainty (Bayesian networks, probabilistic inference, decision theory).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
468

ISTA451: Game Development

This course provides an introduction to video game development. We will explore game design (not just computer games, but all games) and continue with an examination of game prototyping. Once we have working prototypes, we will continue with the development of a complete 2D computer game. The remaining course topics include: designing the game engine, rendering the graphics to the screen, and artificial intelligence. Students will be given periodic homework that reinforces what was learned in class. Homework will include developing a game prototype, game design documentation, some programming tasks. Students will work in small teams to develop a working game as a term project. Grades will be primarily based on the term project with some small amount of weight to homework. The examples provided in class will be programmed in Java and available for execution on any operating system. Programming homework assignments will be done in either Java or the language chosen by the instructor. The term project can be written in any programming language with instructor permission.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
469

ISTA455: Applied NLP

Most of the data available on the web or managed by institutions and businesses consists of unstructured text. Natural language processing tools help to organize such texts, extract relevant information from them, and automatize time-consuming processes. This course will teach the fundamental knowledge necessary to design and develop end-to-end natural language understanding applications, drawn from examples such as question answering, sentiment analysis, information extraction, automated inference, machine translation, chatbots, etc. We will use several natural language processing toolkits and libraries.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA491: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
470

ISTA495: Special Topics in Information

Special topics courses are offered to allow students to explore specialized topics not covered in the program curriculum. Multiple topics might be offered in any given year, and specialized topic descriptions will be advertised by the School for students interested in enrolling in the course. A specific course syllabus will be published prior to the offer of a special topic course.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
471

ISTA498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

ISTA499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
472
Journalism
473

JOUR105: Principles of Journalism

This survey course provides an overview of news journalism, its history, future and role in a democratic society. It will cover the basics of journalism values, principles, law, ethics, writing and reporting.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
474

JOUR150C1: News in Society

From accusations of fake news and biased reporting to sensationalism, trust in media has never been lower. But the importance of quality information sources has never been higher. This course will explore media from the perspective of the journalist, the news consumer and society as a whole. We will analyze how the news media as an influential institution shapes political, social and cultural conversations in society and acts as a check on government power. The course will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how journalists do their job and let you experience being a reporter first-hand. We will explore the sometimes-deadly clash between individual expression and government control, your rights under the First Amendment, and analyze why campus preachers can say hateful things but you can't shout "fire" in a crowded theater. Students who complete the course will understand the role media plays in a society and be able to navigate the complex world of fake news, filter bubbles and talking heads, becoming engaged and educated consumers of information.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
475

JOUR203: Photojournalism

Reporting news through images and graphics; introduction to all aspects of photojournalism, including law, ethics, history and critical decision-making.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR205: Reporting the News

Gathering, evaluating, and writing news. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better also satisfies the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) requirement.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
476

JOUR280: Broadcast Writing

This course is an introductory class on broadcast news writing, focusing mainly on writing for television with some instruction on writing for audio/radio. Students spend the semester learning basic television and audio/radio writing formats. Ethics in broadcast journalism are introduced and discussed. Toward the end of the semester, students may combine their own original video to use in some assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR306: Advanced Reporting

Comprehensive and accurate news presentation with emphasis on interview techniques and coverage of major news stories. Completion of this course with a C or better also satisfies Mid Career Writing Assessment (MCWA).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
477

JOUR307: Principles of Multimedia

This is a multimedia course that will introduce you to multimedia reporting which is some combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio, graphics and interactivity presented on a Web site in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary, not redundant. Through interactive exercises you will learn about four basic elements: audio; shooting still photographs and video; editing; and storytelling using a variety of multimedia platforms.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR313: Reporting Public Affairs

Study and practice of newsgathering on executive, legislative, and judicial levels in city, county, state and federal governments, with emphasis on both deadline writing and in-depth stories.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
478

JOUR320: Editing

Theory and techniques of copy editing and headline writing; introduction to layout and design.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR385: Beg TV Reporting+Prodctn

Course introduces students to television reporting and production and the ethical decision-making skills needed to success in the advanced TV course, JOUR 490C Arizona Cat's Eye.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
479

JOUR393: Internship

Work during the summer on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experience communication professional. Repeatable once plus one 1-unit part-time internship, for a total of 7 units.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR399: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
480

JOUR405: Media Apprenticeship

Internship with a news organization supplemented with professional development, analysis of industry trends and best practices. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR411: Feature Writing

Writing the feature articles for newspapers, magazines or other media; specialized reporting and writing techniques.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
481

JOUR428: Product Dev. in Journalism

This course will be a hands-on class in which you research and develop an idea for a news product and begin implementing the necessary steps to see your idea launch. By the end of the class you should have a beta version of your product that serves your identified audience.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR435D: Food Journalism

Our relationship with food--and the way we discuss it--is complicated and deeply personal. We filter everything from restaurant reviews to nutritional news through the lens of our past and present circumstances, bringing class, history, economics, culture, race, and even DNA to the table. In this course, we'll parse out these perspectives, the array of assumptions we make when we sit down (or stand up) to eat.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
482

JOUR439: Ethics + Diversity in the News

Analysis of ethical theory and how it relates to journalists' roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. Case studies involve questions of bias, accuracy, privacy and national security.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
483

JOUR465: Issues in Covering Sci & Env

Science is one of the most powerful forces of change in the world. This discussion course introduces students to the professional, legal, economic and ethical factors that affect the science news agenda and the work of science journalists. We'll study the principles of science journalism, the scientific process and the differences between science journalism and science communication. We'll examine reporting methods used by print, television and online news organizations. Guest speakers -- prominent science journalists and scientists -- will explore the ways in which science news both reflects and influences the attitudes of the public and policymakers. Readings, case studies and discussions will look at issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, accuracy and ethical codes for science journalists.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
484

JOUR489: Survey/Research Methods

Students will be exposed to qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as journalism backgrounding, media analysis, content analysis, and in-depth interviewing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR490C: Arizona Cat's Eye

Through extensive hands-on experience in this capstone course, students learn how to write, report, shoot, produce and edit news for broadcast.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
485

JOUR490F: Arizona-Sonora News

Students in Arizona Sonora News produce strong enterprise stories in written and multimedia formats, which are then provided to media for professional publication. Students learn the techniques of search engine optimization and key word construction, and apply what they have learned in their other classes through the major. This engaged learning news service class enables students to demonstrate that they can produce professional quality work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR493: Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experienced communication professional. If combined with two 3-unit summer internships only a total of 7 units is acceptable.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
486

JOUR493H: Honors Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experienced communication professional, performing to the standards of the Honors College.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR493L: Legislative Internship

Spend a semester working for Arizona Capitol TV, a nonpartisan office of the state legislature in Phoenix. Research, write and produce video segments. 12 credit units, usually split between two departments. Journalism usually uses this course as a substitute for JOUR 380, with the other units counted as upper-division elective credit.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
487

JOUR498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR499: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
488

JOUR499H: Honors Independent Study

A rigorous in-depth exploration of a journalistic topic that meets Honors College criteria. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news story, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR505: Media Apprenticeship

Internship with a news organization supplemented with professional development, analysis of industry trends and best practices. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper. Graduate-level requirements include a major research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
489

JOUR509: Internatnal+US Media Law

Basic legal concepts for media in an international and U.S. context, including access to courts, public records and meetings; subpoenas and shield laws; prior restraint; libel; privacy; source confidentiality; intellectual property; obscenity; and broadcast regulations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR511: Feature Writing

Writing the feature articles for newspapers, magazines or other media; specialized reporting and writing techniques. Graduate-level requirements include additional in-depth assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
490

JOUR528: Product Dev. in Journalism

This course will be a hands-on class in which you research and develop an idea for a news website and begin implementing the necessary steps to see your idea become a real website. By the end of the class you should have a website, which you can launch and begin publishing content and start generating revenue. Graduate students will be required to research an emerging trend in journalism entrepreneurship. The student will write an eight-page paper on the subject and present findings to the class and local media outlets.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR539: Ethics + Diversity in the News

Analysis of ethical theory and how it relates to journalists' roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. Case studies involve questions of bias, accuracy, privacy and national security. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper examining a major ethical issue and providing a critique regarding how the media covered the issue.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
491

JOUR565: Issues in Covering Sci & Env

Science is one of the most powerful forces of change in the world. This discussion course introduces students to the professional, legal, economic and ethical factors that affect the science news agenda and the work of science journalists. We'll study the principles of science journalism, the scientific process and the differences between science journalism and science communication. We'll examine reporting methods used by print, television and online news organizations. Guest speakers -- prominent science journalists and scientists -- will explore the ways in which science news both reflects and influences the attitudes of the public and policymakers. Readings, case studies and discussions will look at issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, accuracy and ethical codes for science journalists. Graduate-level requirements include longer response papers and a longer research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
492

JOUR589: Survey of Research Mthds

Students will be exposed to qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as journalism backgrounding, media analysis, content analysis, and in-depth interviewing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR590C: Arizona Cat's Eye

Through extensive hands-on experience in this capstone course, students learn how to write, report, shoot, produce and edit news for broadcast. Graduate-level students serve as producers, directing efforts of undergraduate reports, camera operators, and film editors. They are responsible for accuracy, completemess, fairness and objectivity of news packages. Composition of a major paper concerning a media management issue is also expected.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
493

JOUR590F: Arizona-Sonora News

Students in Arizona Sonora News produce strong enterprise stories in written and multimedia formats, which are then provided to media for professional publication. Students learn the techniques of search engine optimization and key word construction, and apply what they have learned in their other classes through the major. This engaged learning news service class enables students to demonstrate that they can produce professional quality work. Graduate-level requirements include an additional assignment and/or taking on a leadership position.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR593: Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experience communication professional.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
494

JOUR599: Independent Study

An extended exploration of a journalistic topic under supervision of a full-time faculty member. The project can take many forms -- research paper, investigative news stories, photo essay, broadcast documentary or online report. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JOUR909: Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
495

JOUR910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
496
Judaic Studies
497

JUS103B: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to establish foundation for beginning fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JUS203B: Inter Modern Hebrew

Instruction to achieve moderate fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
498

JUS301: Jewish Civilization

JUS 301 is intended as an introductory survey and as a gateway to more specialized courses in Judaic Studies. The subject of the course is the Jewish people, one of the oldest nations of the world, whose culture has developed both among and within other cultures as a distinct and relatively continuous whole since Antiquity. Although its content and its precise borders are sometimes difficult to ascertain, "Jewish Civilization" may be defined as the evolving culture--or constellation of related cultures--that the Jews and their Israelite ancestors created and have understood as their collective heritage.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
499

JUS325: Jewish Philosophy

In this course, we will develop an understanding of the variety and unity of Jewish Philosophy through the ages. The course will consist of four units. The first unit will be an examination of ancient texts, such as Ecclesiastes and Job. We will seek to elucidate the philosophy of life, morality, and religion that underlies these texts. The second unit will be an examination of medieval Jewish philosophy, with a special focus on Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. The third unit will be an examination of early modern Jewish philosophy, with a special focus on Spinoza's Ethics. The fourth unit will be an examination of contemporary Jewish ethics, with a special focus on Jewish perspectives on current bioethical issues (such as physician-assisted suicide and organ donation).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
500

JUS370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JUS372A: 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: Spring 2023
501

JUS376: German-Jewish Writers

Focuses on the contributions of Jewish writers to German culture. Taught in English.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JUS377: 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 2023
502

JUS384: International Human Rights

This course will introduce students to international human rights principles and aspects of transitional justice, while also allowing for them to understand the complexities of Israel and the issues that confront the state. Students will have a unique opportunity to consider the international framework of human rights from an Israeli perspective while attaining a better understanding of Israel internationally. Students will become familiar with the variety of international methods that might assist in moving the region towards a more stable co-existence.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JUS389: 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 2023
503

JUS394: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

JUS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
504

JUS493H: 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 2023

JUS498H: 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 2023
505
Latin American Studies
506

LAS150B1: Mod Lat Am:Race, Rights, Revol

In this course, students will apply a social science perspective to the study of Latin America as a complex region. This course will examine the historical, political, economic, and social factors contributing to racism, inequality, and violence in Latin America, as well as how Latin Americans have fought for social justice and waged social revolutions to challenge systems of oppression. This course emphasizes the experiences, struggles, and contributions of marginalized populations such as women, Black and Indigenous people, economically disadvantaged, and members of LGBTQIA+ communities. Using the analytical tools and qualitative methods of social scientists, students in this course will analyze how specific case studies exemplify broader regional trends; identify the historical antecedents of current events; and propose solutions to pressing global problems. Along the way, students will reflect on their own stereotypes about Latin American countries and peoples and come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about this dynamic region of the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
507

LAS150B2: Understanding Mexico Today

Mexico today is a diverse and dynamic country that is often misrepresented in popular stereotypes as a country full of sleepy, rural villages or dangerous, drug-ridden deserts. What are the major challenges facing Mexico today? Why do so many people migrate away from Mexico-and why do even more Mexicans return home? What historical and contemporary forces have shaped contemporary Mexico? We will learn about major topics including immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, democracy and political change, inequality, environmental change, violence, injustice and impunity, and Mexico in the global context (especially Mexico-United States relations). In the process, you will gain a far better understanding than most North Americans have of the peoples, environments, cultures and regions of Mexico, and of the complex political, economic and social structures that influence the region and its international relations, especially with the United States. This course focuses on current challenges of development, environment, and politics in Mexico. It will examine how Mexico has dealt with such issues as economic development and human rights. We will also explore environmental and indigenous politics, resource struggles, urban challenges, and the impact of the war on drugs. The last part of the class examines Mexican migration experiences, U.S. immigration policy, and the social and environmental context of the U.S.-Mexico border. Students are encouraged to follow the news about Mexico to keep up with rapidly-changing events and ideas. Some of the topics we cover are controversial (e.g., revolutions, immigration, drugs and U.S. intervention) and you may not always agree with the opinions expressed by the readings, professors, teaching assistants, or your fellow students. We encourage you to express your ideas and to question the ideas presented to you, in a constructive manner that shows respect for the views of others.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
508

LAS204: Comp Politics- Age of Globaliz

Survey of the major political systems and analysis of comparative political concepts, with a view to preparation for more advanced study.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
509

LAS206: 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 2023
510

LAS230: Latin America: Food & Culture

Food is of wide-ranging interest because it makes up a significant part of the cultures that bind people together into national communities. Food is central to cross-cultural studies of behavior, thought, and symbolism. This course explores the connections between what people in Latin America eat and who they are through cross-cultural study of Latin Americans' food production, preparation, and consumption. Readings are organized around critical discussions of what people cook and eat in Mexico, Tucson-Mexico Border, Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. A primary goal of the course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical tools to understand and evaluate the relationship between food, history, culture, and economy in Latin America at local and global levels.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
511

LAS269: 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 2023

LAS305A: Port for Span Speakers

Accelerated beginning Portuguese for speakers of Spanish. Taught by communicative approach and contrastive analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
512

LAS306: Health, Harm, and Healing

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 2023
513

LAS309: 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 2023
514

LAS317: Latin American Immigration

Migration is currently re-shaping American cities, families, urban landscapes, rural areas, politics, and altering the nation's racial and cultural make up. In response, societal attitudes and power dynamics that structure their incorporation shift, often engendering competing perspectives about immigrants' efforts to belong and carve out a place for themselves within the United States as "A nation of Immigrants." This course will focus on the quasi-permanent presence of undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable noncitizens living in the United States, focusing in particular on those who come from Latin America.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS319: 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 2023
515

LAS330: Inter Conversation


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS335: Rap, Culture And God

This course is a study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latin@ communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions. The class will begin with a study of some major themes in cultural studies concerning identity, class, race, and gender in addition to a study of the role of religion in Black and Latin@ communities. We will consider the approaches and self-understandings of identity and culture in rap music with special attention to the voices of protest, resistance, and spirituality among rap artists.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
516

LAS337: Mexican Music and Culture

This course offers a full panoramic view of Mexican music, using history as a point of departure and linking Mexican music across eras, styles, and performance traditions. In doing so, students learn both the repertory and the musicians. Starting with music from the Pre-Hispanic to contemporary musical practices such as cumbia, rock, mariachi and many others.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS341: Trnsl+Intrp:Scl Just+Prc

Professional, social justice, sociolinguistic, and cognitive aspects of Translation and Interpretation. Includes language policy and social justice goals to providing language services for limited and non-English speaking populations, role of translators and interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, role of norms in legal translation, meaning of translation, health care interpretation and translation, business and technical translation, observation of professional settings, translation and interpretation practice. This course is a prerequisite for the following courses: MAS 306, MAS 308, MAS 309, MAS 311, MAS 408, MAS 409.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
517

LAS348: 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 2023

LAS350: Reading Literary Genres


Terms offered: Spring 2023
518

LAS352: Slavery In Latin America

A broadly comparative introduction to slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Exploration of slavery, the use of slave labor, and the daily lives of slaves and slave owners in different settings and different cultures.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS361: U S Mexico Border Region

Evolution of the borderlands since the mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on bi-national interaction and interdependence.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
519

LAS371B: Span/Business+Economics


Terms offered: Spring 2023
520

LAS373: Politics of Health & Medicine

In this course we will examine the history of health - and health care - as well as the political dimensions of scientific research and medicine. Based on the understanding that health and health care are subject to political competitions on the nation state level and are mediated by changing global paradigms, we will use readings and class discussions to draw conclusions about citizenship rights in the Americas. We will start with a number of broad questions to make specific links: When did the responsibilities for citizens' health shift from being rooted in notions of charity to a sense of citizens' entitlement to state services? When, and under what circumstances, can people put pressure on their political leaders and make states accept increased responsibility for citizens' health? How can we best understand the links between global paradigm shifts and nation-state policy changes that protect public health as citizens' entitlement and a human right? And what are the historical reproductions of inequality that we find as we trace health policies in specific regions or nations? In 1946, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health to be "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The WHO also provided a definition of public health, referring to "all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases." The WHO's definition of health has been praised for its holistic vision; simultaneously it was condemned for being unrealistic, or, in the words of historian Robert Hughes, for being "more realistic for a bovine than a human state of existence." What are the political, economic, and social factors that make holistic approaches to disease (and to the protection of health) so difficult? Why would it be unrealistic to protect the health of all humans, and to assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services? How are the difficulties of protecting human health linked to competing definitions of disease, and how have the definitions of disease changed over time? We will explore how outcomes of scientific and medical research - as well as health policies, and the practice of medicine -- are shaped by historical subjectivities and are linked to such categories as race, class, gender, age, experience, and ability. Subjects will include (but are not limited to) social and socialized medicine, epidemics and diseases as "unequal killers," racial profiling, the projects of "missionaries of science" and "health internationalists," definitions of madness and sanity, competitions between traditional medicine and "modern" medical practice, and power struggles and political rivalries over the role of the state in welfare and the protection of public health.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
521

LAS381: Medical/Business Trslatn

This course covers English/Spanish medical/business translation. It focuses on (1) building conceptual knowledge in the medical/business contexts and (2) language and translation competence in these settings. It introduces students to professional, nationally-accepted standards of translation practice and performance and uses authentic materials and contextually-meaningful situations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS382: Legal/Business Translatn

This course covers English/Spanish legal/business translation. It focuses on (1) building conceptual knowledge in the legal and business contexts and (2) language and translation competence in these settings. It introduces students to professional, nationally-accepted standards of translation practice and performance and uses authentic materials and contextually-meaningful situations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
522

LAS395A: LAS Field Colloquium

This colloquium is a logical sequence to LA S 195A and consists of multiple weekend trips into the state of Sonora. The objective of this field course is to learn first hand from public and private officials and academics in the state of Sonora about the border reality from Mexican perspectives. Visits to government, non-profit and business institutions involved in cross-border activities or research, participation in short seminars or workshops with Mexican students, and lectures or discussions conducted by individuals from the public and private sectors provide an interdisciplinary, international and global focus. Participation in all field trips and related workshops or discussion-groups and attendance at a pre-trip orientation and a post-trip wrap-up (50%) and submission of a journal of personal observations and reactions to issues observed, studied and discussed (50%) will determine satisfactory completion of course requirements. Students taking the course for Honors credit will prepare a special presentation for the wrap-up session and receive an Honors grade.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
523

LAS397A: Field Crse Latin Am Dev

Field Course in Latin American Development is an intensive study abroad course focusing on social movements and community development in Latin America. Students travel to Latin America for all or part of the course. This course is open to all levels and majors. For application instructions, see the Latin America program information on the website of the University of Arizona's Office of Study Abroad and Student Exchange at: http://studyabroad.arizona.edu.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
524

LAS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS401: Major Works Latin Am Lit

Introduction to Spanish-American literature from the colonial to the contemporary period.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
525

LAS405: 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 2023
526

LAS409: Economic Anthropology

Analysis of production, exchange, distribution, consumption, property, economic surplus, inheritance, and types of economic structure.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS418: 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 2023
527

LAS441: Children's Lit in Span


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS461: Environ+Resource Geog

Examines physical resources (e.g. distribution, quantities, and availability) and the human factors which may contribute to their completion and deterioration as well as protection and maintenance.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
528

LAS471: Beg Simultaneous Interpr

This course begins the in-depth study of simultaneous interpretation (continued in Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation). Its focus is (1) building conceptual knowledge in legal/medical/business contexts and (2) language and interpreting competence. Students are introduced to professional, nationally accepted standards of practice and performance using authentic materials and contextually meaningful situations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS472: Beg Consecutve Interpret

This course begins the in-depth study of the theory and practice of consecutive interpretation and sight translation (continued in Advanced Consecutive Interpretation). It reviews legal and medical concepts and covers policy and law relevant to interpreter practice, theory, skill development, and special issues in legal, medical, and business settings using authentic materials and contextually meaningful situations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
529

LAS477: 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 2023

LAS481: Adv Simultaneous Interpr

This course continues the in-depth study (begun in Beginning Simultaneous Interpretation) of simultaneous interpretation. Its focus is (1) building conceptual knowledge in legal/medical/business contexts and (2) advanced language & interpreting proficiency. Students will review of professional, nationally accepted standards of practice and performance using authentic materials & contextually meaningful situations. Focus is on intensive skill development.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
530

LAS489: Central American Migration

This course examines the causes and experiences of Central American migration, both historically and in recent years. It explores diverse drivers of migration across the region, as well as the experiences of Central American diasporic communities, drawing on multiple kinds of texts, including film, and engaging with experts and community leaders from the region. You will analyze current policy debates related to Central American migration and you will carry out individual research and group projects.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS491: Preceptorship

The preceptor will assist instructor by facilitating activities during class, answering students' questions and assisting them with problems, providing feedback on student work, and completing other tasks as assigned.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
531

LAS493: 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 2023

LAS493L: 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 2023
532

LAS495F: Clq Latin American Stds

The exchange of scholarly information and/or research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may be required of course registrants.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
533

LAS497F: 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 2023
534

LAS498: 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 2023

LAS498H: 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 2023
535

LAS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
536

LAS505: 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 2023
537

LAS509: 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 2023

LAS518: 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 2023
538

LAS550: Qualitative Rsrch Methds

This course provides a hands-on introduction to the use of qualitative research methods. We will examine data collection and data analysis techniques that are employed in qualitative research. Data collection methods will include: informal and semi-structured interviewing, direct observation, free lists, and focus groups. We will also cover the management and analysis of these data. Throughout the course, students will be asked to consider the advantages and disadvantages associated with each method and to consider alternate methods of data collection and analysis. The format is varied and will include lectures, discussion, group work, class presentations, and practical experience with the methods.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
539

LAS570: 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 2023
540

LAS589: Central American Migration

This course examines the causes and experiences of Central American migration, both historically and in recent years. It explores diverse drivers of migration across the region, as well as the experiences of Central American diasporic communities, drawing on multiple kinds of texts, including film, and engaging with experts and community leaders from the region. You will analyze current policy debates related to Central American migration and you will carry out individual research and group projects.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS593: 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 2023
541

LAS595F: Clq Latin American Stds

The exchange of scholarly information and/or research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may be required of course registrants. Graduate-level requirements include review work of 2 speakers, provide the introduction/thanks for 1 speaker, and write 2 summary reviews for publication in LAS newsletter or Website.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
542

LAS597F: 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 2023
543

LAS599: 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 2023

LAS604: 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 2023
544

LAS670: Public International Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS693: 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 2023
545

LAS696J: Latin Am: Modern Period

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 2023

LAS699: 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 2023
546

LAS900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAS910: 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 2023
547
SGPP Law
548

LAW389: 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: Spring 2023

LAW396H: Honors Special Topics Seminar

A special topics seminar for Honors-active juniors and seniors preparing to undertake a LAW thesis. Course may include small group discussion, legal research, guest speakers, and presentations on a variety of department-related topics of interest. Honors sophomores may enroll with consent of the department.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
549

LAW401: Procedure

This course explores the legal process and procedures followed in our systems of civil and criminal justice. Topics will include the components of due process, adversarial legalism and the roles of attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and professional ethics, and the core elements of civil and criminal systems.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
550

LAW402A: American Common Law System I

The American Common Law System I is one of two courses which conveys what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as a reflection and commentary on the history and politics of the American experience, from the early colonial period to the 21st century world of globalized commerce, human rights concerns and environmental and social justice. The course examines the history and sources of the common law, common law modes of legal rhetoric, argument, and communication skills and transformation and adaptation of the common law achieved through social justice and law reform movements. The weekly discussion sections will focus on the development of legal writing, research and critical reasoning skills necessary to solve legal problems, particularly in the context of predictive written communications to various audiences. The American Common Law System I course will focus primarily on Contract Law and Tort Law in the American legal system.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
551

LAW402B: American Common Law System II

The American Common Law System II is one of two courses which conveys what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as a reflection and commentary on the history and politics of the American experience, from the early colonial period to the 21st century world of globalized commerce, human rights concerns and environmental and social justice. The course examines the history and sources of the common law, common law modes of legal rhetoric, argument, and communication skills and transformation and adaptation of the common law achieved through social justice and law reform movements. The weekly discussion sections will focus on the development of legal writing, research and critical reasoning skills necessary to solve legal problems, particularly in the context of predictive written communications to various audiences. The American Common Law System II course will focus primarily on Property Law and its intersections with Torts and Contract Law in the contemporary American legal system.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
552

LAW404: The American Public Law System

Broadly speaking, public law is concerned with the organization of government and the relationship between the government and its citizens. In the United States, the foundation of public law is the Constitution, but that document merely provides a framework, which later legislatures, presidents, and courts have filled in over time. This course introduces students to the law that has emerged from those efforts and the distinctive modes of argument lawyers and judges employ in shaping that law for the future. Subjects covered include the constitutional law of federalism; executive power, including presidential war powers and the role of administrative agencies; and civil liberties, with particular emphasis on the freedom of speech.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
553

LAW406: Visual Storytelling & the Law

Legal advocacy is fundamentally about effectively telling stories. Both inside and outside the courtroom, stories shape our experience of justice. Visual storytelling commands a unique power to evoke empathy and to serve as a powerful tool for public awareness and advocacy. Working collaboratively with faculty (an Instructor/Filmmaker and a Clinical Professor of Law), students will create a short documentary film about a social justice topic currently undertaken by one of the College of Law's clinics. In addition to making a short film, the class will embark on a journey of "media literacy" and explore questions around truth, ethics and objectivity as we consider how digital media (documentary specifically) may be used as a conduit to communicate the law's narratives.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
554

LAW407: Legal Analysis Writing & Rsrch

This course will teach students how to find legal authorities relevant to legal problems; how to analyze a legal issue using facts and law; and how to communicate legal analysis logically and concisely. This course consists of research exercises; writing exercises, including letters and legal memoranda; and more complex research and writing assignments. Students will work in groups and individually to learn the fundamentals of good writing and editing skills.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
555

LAW408: Evidence in Modern Legal Pract

This course will introduce you to the law of evidence that controls the admission of evidence in civil and criminal trials. We will focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE), applicable to trials in federal courts, and the Arizona Rules of Evidence, applicable in Arizona state courts. The FRE were adopted in 1975; the Arizona rules of evidence were adopted in 1977 and, with only a few differences, are almost entirely identical to the FRE. Hence, by studying the FRE, we will be learning the Arizona rules at the same time. We will organize the course using the 3Rs structure. That is, the evidence rules operate as a filtration system, and all offered evidence must pass through three independent filters: evidence must be (1) relevant, (2) reliable, and (3) right. Only then is the offered evidence admissible and can be considered by the fact-finder (the jury in a jury trial, the judge in a bench trial).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
556

LAW410: Pro. Responsibility Legal Prac

This course surveys the ethical rules and system of professional regulation nationally and in Arizona, emphasizing the legal profession's obligations to society and the individual lawyer's and legal paraprofessional's obligations to the client, the court, and the profession.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
557

LAW411: Ag, Env and Legal Issues

Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts associated with modern day agricultural industries to help them understand legal concepts as well as public policy that affects the commodities markets, natural resources in their "raw form", consumer attitudes, and market forces that affect various agribusiness industries of the west. Students will receive exposure to the framework of the United States legal system, with a brief review of the three distinct branches of government and how each branch impacts the development of law and policy as related to the production agriculture. The majority of the course will focus on four (4) primary areas: 1.) Animal welfare, law and policy, 2) Food safety regulations and organic growing standards in production agriculture and organic livestock standards, 3.) An overview of Environmental law, policy and 4.) Water law and policy. Students will be able to demonstrate how science, law and policy impact the modern day agriculturist as well as natural resource users.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
558

LAW416: Intro Business Org Law

This course surveys the law governing business organizations. We examine the fundamental legal characteristics of the six most common U.S. business forms: sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. Topics include formation, management, liability exposure, fiduciary duties, financing, and taxation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
559

LAW418: Poli Econ, Law & Experimentatn

Experimental Economics is a field that began with the proposition that economic theory can be testable in a controlled laboratory setting. Experimental work has been conducted in all fields of economics including Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Public Finance, General Equilibrium Theory and even Macroeconomics. Students will be introduced to the methods of experimental science, explore major subject areas that have been addressed through laboratory experiments, and learn of some of the major personalities at the intersection of economics, politics, and philosophy. Topics to be included reflect a variety of splits in the field: behavioral economics is more closely linked to psychology, neuroeconomics attempts to link behavior to specific areas of the brain, while the main branch, experimental economics, tries to learn about individual and group behavior given economic institutions and questions. This course also uses biographical or autobiographical readings to put the lessons learned in context history of political economic thought.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
560

LAW421: Administrative Law

Today we live in an administrative state in which hundreds of administrative agencies at the federal and state law wield significant power over our everyday lives. Agencies regulate health care, insurance rates, labor relations, air pollution, elections and so much more. Despite this pervasiveness, the source of an agency's powers and its place in our government is described as "constitutionally ambiguous." Administrative agencies are not safely lodged in any particular branch of government, but rather function as a "fourth branch of government " and exercise powers of all three branches of government - adjudication, rulemaking, and executive powers. Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, executive and common law doctrines that both empower and constrain this fourth branch. This course does not focus on the substantive law of any particular agency. Rather the class addresses the principles and procedures common to most federal agencies. Topics covered include the tussle between the President, Congress and the courts over the power exercised by agencies (separation of powers), the procedures according to which agencies exercise their authority (rulemakings and adjudications), the scope of judicial review of agency decisions, constitutional due process constraints on agency decisions and what a plaintiff must do to establish standing to challenge an agency decision.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
561

LAW440A: Intro to Human Rights Law

In this survey course on human rights law, students will gain a foundation in sources of law, enforcement mechanisms, and fundamental human rights derived from international law. Using case studies, decisions and commentary by governmental and non-governmental bodies, scholarly writings, and policy work and featuring human rights advocates and experts, this course will provide students with a basic understanding of human rights legal principles and processes to enable them to apply these concepts to current events and human rights abuses occurring globally.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW442: Entertainment Law

An introduction to the roles, responsibilities and practice considerations of legal counsel in the entertainment industry, focusing on key industry sectors - motion pictures, television, music, and theatre. Students will familiarize themselves with the relevance of intellectual property law, case law, statutes and regulations, and industry customs for the "business of entertainment" through the analysis of cases, articles, and representative contracts.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
562

LAW444B: Intro to Int'l Commercial Tran

This course introduces students to the mechanics of certain contemporary international commercial transactions, the actual documentation used in such transactions (e.g., bills of lading, financing statements, sale and security agreements, etc.) and their legal regulation. It explores the legal issues that arise in connection with cross-border commercial transactions, including the sale and transportation of goods, payments, holding and transfers of securities through intermediaries, financing of aircrafts and insolvency of multinational companies.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
563

LAW448: Law and Economics

The law affects every aspect of human behavior, both in the private and public sphere. For this reason, the study of law is by its nature interdisciplinary: the understanding of legal problems almost always requires to cross boundaries and think across a vast range of social science fields and, most prominently, economics. Whether the subject is a country's social and political structure, contracts or torts, the functioning of free markets or corporations, the combined knowledge of law and economics is vital for a full assessment of the underlying problems. It is thus unsurprising that the application of the economic method to the study of law and the legal process has increasingly grown into an established interdisciplinary field. Nowadays, economic theory is used in almost all areas of law to assess legal issues from a normative perspective. At the same time, there is a growing recourse to empirical economics as a method to evaluate the positive impact of existing legal rules. The aim of this course is threefold. First, it aims at providing students with the methodology and tools "both theoretical and empirical" of law and economics to better understand legal institutions. This methodological part will empower students with the ability to develop a functional analysis of institutions aimed at addressing relevant policy issues. Second, the course will expose the students to concrete applications of the law and economics method across several private law fields, including property, torts and contracts. Third, the course will pay special attention to the law and economics of corporate law, focusing, in particular, on issues such as shareholder and stakeholder conflicts, executive compensation and corporate social responsibility.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
564

LAW450A: 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: Spring 2023
565

LAW453: Intro to Immigration Law

This course will introduce students to the basic legal and administrative structure of the U.S. immigration system. We will consider how the law determines who may enter the country lawfully, what rights immigrants have once in the country, and on what grounds they can be forced to leave and return to their home countries. As the class progresses, we will build on this legal framework to consider several of the policy debates regarding immigration that currently embroil the nation. In discussing possible policy reforms, we will consider a broad range of perspectives, drawing on academic scholarship, policy research, and judicial opinions that capture views across the political spectrum. Throughout the class, we will also ground our discussion in present day realities, by inviting in guest speakers, arranging field trips, and focusing on case studies of immigration policies that directly impact Tucson and its surroundings. At the same time, we will also broaden our discussion to encompass historical and geographic experiences beyond our immediate surroundings. We will repeatedly question the extent to which the immigration debates in Arizona are unique versus representative of the national picture.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
566

LAW453A: Intern'l Trade Law & Policy

This three-credit survey course analyzes the major legal issues in international trade law, including intellectual property and foreign investment law. The principal areas of coverage are: (1) the GATT/World Trade Organization agreements and regional trade agreements such as North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership; (2) the protection of intellectual property; and (3) problems of international investment, including dispute resolution through investor-state arbitration. The course is intended to introduce students to the legal and policy aspects of these related areas, although coverage of intellectual property and investment is more limited that with stand-alone courses in those disciplines.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
567

LAW454: Environmental Law and Policy

This is a foundational course in environmental law and regulatory policy. The course will focus on the concepts underlying approaches to protecting the environment, using the common law and various environmental statutes primarily as examples of the different approaches to environmental protection. The course will emphasize pollution control law by studying the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The course will also study liability for contamination through a more detailed study of the Superfund law. The course will also discuss the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. We will look not only at traditional regulatory mechanisms, but also at the opportunities for market and non-regulatory solutions. The course has a practical problem-based focus. Students should be able to use the analytic tools and knowledge gained in this course to develop solutions to a wide variety of environmental problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
568

LAW455: Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property course provides an examination of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights as methods of protecting creative works. Differences and similarities among these types of protection are analyzed. Licensing and transfer of rights are explored, and remedies for infringements of rights are examined. Rights and issues related to works created by independent contractors, and work-for-hire agreements are also addressed.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
569

LAW456: Family Law

Long before civil or criminal law, religious systems regulated families of a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And long before religious systems, people were forming families. Families have been a fundamental social institution since the dawn of humankind. This course will explore the relationship between modern American law and the oldest and most basic societal association - the family. We will look how law deals with evolving concepts of family, with the intersection of religion and law as it relates to family, and with the government's interest in particular families and in particular aspects of family life. We will look at marriage, children, family ownership of property, and what happens when families break up. We will also pay extra attention to situations where the government has set (or has tried to set) the rules of family life - i.e. laws.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
570

LAW456A: AZ Family & Civil Proced & Adv

Arizona Family and Civil Procedure & Advocacy is an experiential course that teaches Arizona specific case procedures and advocacy skills. Students will work with fact patterns and take on the role of a lawyer/Legal Paraprofessional (LP), moving their case through the procedures necessary to conclude both family and civil matters in Arizona. Students will focus on various sources of procedure rules and prepare both written and oral responses in order to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rules of practice in these areas of the law as well as how to best advocate for a client under the rules.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW458: Introduction to Criminal Law

Criminal law serves a critical function in society. This course will concentrate on the fundamental concepts of substantive criminal law. Students will be engaged in analysis and discussion of theories of punishment and the basic elements of criminal liability and responsibility. The course will cover criminal offenses, defenses to criminal liability and related policy arguments. Topical subjects as mandatory sentencing, capital punishment and the insanity defense will be examined. Students will participate in classroom role playing as advocates on topical criminal law subjects such as the duty to retreat and "stand your ground."
Terms offered: Spring 2023
571

LAW458A: Arizona Criminal Procedure/Adv

Arizona Criminal Procedure and Advocacy is a practical course that teaches Arizona specific trial practices and procedures. Students will work with fact patterns and take on the role of a lawyer, moving their case through the procedures necessary to conclude criminal matters in Arizona. Students will focus on various sources of procedure rules and prepare both written and oral responses in order to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rules of practice in this area of the law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW459: Public Int'l Environmental Law

This series of readings, video lectures and video discussions introduces undergraduate students to public international law as a tool of environmental policy. It also explores the limits of public international law in this domain and surveys recent private/public partnership and hybrid governance approaches to environmental management. It introduces students to the interdependence of human rights and environmental sustainability.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
572

LAW460: Land-Use Planning Law

Review of the principal legal devices available to implement planning decisions on community design (official map, subdivision control), the use of land (nuisance, covenants and zoning) and housing needs (including urban renewal). Special attention will be paid to the significance and legal effect of a comprehensive plan and to the social and economic effects of planning decisions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW462: Intro to ADR

Examination of alternatives to judicial recourse for disputes. Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other methods of resolving disputes will be discussed. Students examine the differences, advantages, and drawbacks of each approach through a combination of instruction and skills-based learning opportunities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
573

LAW462A: Workplace Dispute Resolution

Examination of mediation, arbitration, and other methods of resolving disputes in the workplace. Students examine the differences, advantages, and drawbacks of each approach through a combination of instruction and skills-based learning opportunities. Course activities will involve team preparation as an advocate in a workplace arbitration brought pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or an employment contract. Skills exercises will involve memo preparation and simulated representation of a party in an arbitration proceeding - beginning with the arbitrator selection process, preparation for the hearing, advocating at the simulated hearing before a practicing arbitrator, presenting a closing argument, and drafting a post-hearing brief.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
574

LAW462B: International ADR

This class will give the students in-depth practical insight to the main mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution in a broad sense. It will also cover their core features (including a step-by-step introduction to the respective ADR process), their advantages and disadvantages as well as their suitability in a given commercial setting. It will not only encompass amicable dispute resolution mechanisms such as negotiation, conciliation, and mediation in an international context, but also adversarial procedures such as international commercial arbitration as well as investor-State arbitration. The students will learn about all of those topics in an experiential manner, and will do so while having experienced European practitioners with teaching experience from various backgrounds, including corporate and institutional, as guest lecturers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
575

LAW465A: Interviewing and Counseling

This course is designed to acquaint students with basic interviewing and counseling techniques. Interviewing is an essential form of fact gathering and is performed by everyone in many different settings. It is also an art, and the most effective interviews are done by those who are knowledgeable and skilled in the art. Similarly, everyone has counseled others, but here again there are techniques for counseling most effectively. We will explore those techniques and practice applying them in recorded simulations throughout the class.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW467: Tribal Court Practice & Proced

This course provides students with an in overview of the applicable tribal, state and federal laws and procedures governing native nations, with an in-depth examination of Indian tribal courts, their history, procedures along with the roles of their participants. This course will also focus on the organization of the judicial structure within tribal nations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
576

LAW468: Tribal Criminal Law &Procedure

This course will cover the basics of criminal law and procedure that apply in tribal courts in the United States. They will gain an appreciation of the complexities of the maze of criminal jurisdiction in this area of law, and the unique problems that face native populations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW469: Native American Family Law

The course concentrates on the role tribal courts and tribal jurisprudence play in regulating family relations impacting indigenous cultural values. Students will learn how the law protects native children and regulates parental rights, guardians, custodians and the rights of traditional extended families.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
577

LAW469A: Freedom of Expression

This course explores the philosophical underpinnings of freedom of expression, and the ways in which this right is legally and constitutionally protected in United States and the European Union. Philosophically, freedom of expression can be justified either by a desire to protect the liberty of speakers, or by support for the dignity of both speakers and hearers. In practice, the US Supreme Court typically adopts the liberty perspective, while the European Court of Human Rights adopts the dignity perspective. The course considers the ways in which the liberty/dignity tension has materialized in the actual jurisprudence of the two courts in three basic areas of freedom of expression: defamation, hate speech, and media pluralism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
578

LAW472: Crim Proc: Investig & Arrest

This course examines the legal procedures governing the investigation and arrest phases of criminal cases, guaranteed by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The tensions between public safety, national security, and privacy rights will be discussed. The course will also feature current, topical cases and guest speakers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW475D: Leadership Equity in Life Sci

This course provides students with an overview of leadership and equity considerations in the life sciences industry. The business, legal and broader risk management concerns life science professionals must address to facilitate success in this complex and evolving industry are discussed. Relevant federal labor laws will be covered to provide a baseline legal framework that supports the need for diversity and equity in the life sciences industry. Emerging trends in the field will also be covered.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
579

LAW479B: Legal & Reg. Fund. Health Care

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of key regulatory, financial and policy frameworks involved in the health law field, specifically with regard to reimbursement, federal and state government programs, health insurance plans and self-funded plans. Federal laws governing fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and antitrust issues will also be covered. The course concludes with an overview of long-term care funding, insurance, planning and placement.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
580

LAW480: Intro to Information Privacy

Welcome to Information Privacy! This course will explore a range of contexts in which the courts and other branches of government have attempted to give definition to a legal right to privacy. The right to privacy is puzzling. It must coexist with other countervailing policies like free speech, law enforcement, national security, and public access to government records. Though the right to privacy has never had fixed definition, privacy law is in a particularly important period of development right now. Courts and policymakers are grappling with the rules that ought to govern the collection and use of personal information in the age of the Internet. Since nearly every private industry and public agency has a stake in the matter, the stakes are high, and the need for privacy experts is great.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
581

LAW480B: Priv & Cybersec. in Healthcare

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of how law, industry standards, and frameworks are utilized to protect individually identifiable health information and data in the United States. The requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and other implementing regulations will be covered to provide a baseline legal framework that supports the cybersecurity standards and frameworks utilized by the health care industry. Clinical research as well as privacy and security implications in the development and implementation of emerging health care technology will also be covered.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW481A: Innovation/Translation & ENTR

Where do new medical devices and therapeutic systems come from? In this course students will learn how one Innovates in the medical arena and how you take a concept of potential practical value and make it real. All the critical steps in medical innovation will be discussed.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
582

LAW484B: Aging and Social Justice

In this course, we will examine aging through the lens of moral philosophy. We begin by looking at questions regarding social justice and the elderly: What are the ethical concepts surrounding age discrimination, and what are our moral responsibilities to the elderly? What, if any, are the responsibilities of the elderly to society? Does western culture value elder wisdom, or do the societal burdens of caring for the elderly outweigh the benefits? Next, we explore the question: Who wants to live forever? As anti-aging medical intervention and human enhancement efforts soar, questions about the ethics of immortality become real and relevant. Is living longer living better? What is the value of life? Finally, we visit the topic of euthanasia and end-of-life ethics. Is there a duty to die, or a duty to live as long as possible? Do healthcare providers have an absolute obligation to prolong life regardless of patient suffering? Is non-medical, voluntary euthanasia justifiable? Philosophy demands rigorous conceptual analysis, and so we will focus on what concepts mean. For example: What does it mean to be old? What does social justice mean in the context of an aging population? We will examine arguments that attempt to justify why it is wrong to treat aging as a disease that must be eradicated, and we will defend our own views about the ethics of medical intervention to prolong life. These topics, and much more, will provide us with a journey through the landscape of aging and dying in a moral community.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
583

LAW491: Preceptorship

(Credit varies) 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 2023

LAW491H: Preceptorship

(Credit varies) Specialized work for University Honors students 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. See Honors College Guidelines for Honors Preceptorships
Terms offered: Spring 2023
584

LAW492: Directed Study

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW493A: Legal Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice of a legal nature in actual service in a technical, business, governmental or non-profit establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
585

LAW493B: Congressional Internship

Students can obtain credit for a 400-level Congressional Internship by working for a member of US Congress or Committee within Washington, DC or state offices. Students are highly encouraged to complete LAW 461- Legislative Analysis before applying for a Congressional Internship.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW493H: Honors Internship

Specialized work for University Honors students on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
586

LAW493L: Legislative Internship

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon a student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees. Selected students will participate through one of four assignments based in Phoenix from January-May: - Support State Senators and legislative staff at the Arizona State Senate - Support State Representatives and legislative staff at the Arizona House of Representatives - Assist policy advisors and executive staff in the Governor's Office - Assist legislative staff at the Arizona State Supreme Court
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW493P: LP Advocacy

Specialized experiential training for students working towards licensure as a Legal Paraprofessional consisting of observations, training, and practice in the student's chosen endorsement area in a technical, business, governmental or non-profit establishment with content on advocacy.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
587

LAW495: Special Topics in the Law

This course will focus on current research, laws, cases, issues, and policies in the field of law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
588

LAW496: Law Journal

Upon successful application, students become staff editors who receive credit for their work on law journals or law reviews affiliated with the James E. Rogers College of Law. Through their editing positions, students gain experience reviewing, writing, and editing legal scholarship. The amount of credit will vary according to the number of semesters in which a student participates. No credit is awarded until the student has fulfilled the commitment to the law journal, at which time a pass-fail grade will be assigned based on the student's performance. The supervising faculty and the journal's Editor-in-Chief assess the student's performance. All student editors are required to write publishable pieces of legal scholarship and to learn and complete editorial work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
589

LAW496A: Law Clinic

Experiential learning is an essential ingredient in the educational process. Our extensive clinical education offerings include in-house clinics and placement clinics. Whether in-house or placement, when enrolled in a clinic, you will be working on real cases, with real clients, under the supervision of a practicing attorney. For many students, working in a clinic brings added meaning to their educational experience. 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 2023

LAW498H: 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 2023
590

LAW499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
591

LAW501: Procedure

This course explores the legal process and procedures followed in our systems of civil and criminal justice. Topics will include the components of due process, adversarial legalism and the roles of attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and professional ethics, and the core elements of civil and criminal systems. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
592

LAW502A: American Common Law System I

The American Common Law System I is one of two courses which conveys what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as a reflection and commentary on the history and politics of the American experience, from the early colonial period to the 21st century world of globalized commerce, human rights concerns and environmental and social justice. The course examines the history and sources of the common law, common law modes of legal rhetoric, argument, and communication skills and transformation and adaptation of the common law achieved through social justice and law reform movements. The weekly discussion sections will focus on the development of legal writing, research and critical reasoning skills necessary to solve legal problems, particularly in the context of predictive written communications to various audiences. The American Common Law System I course will focus primarily on Contract Law and Tort Law in the American legal system. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
593

LAW502B: American Common Law System II

The American Common Law System II is one of two courses which conveys what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology and as a reflection and commentary on the history and politics of the American experience, from the early colonial period to the 21st century world of globalized commerce, human rights concerns and environmental and social justice. The course examines the history and sources of the common law, common law modes of legal rhetoric, argument, and communication skills and transformation and adaptation of the common law achieved through social justice and law reform movements. The weekly discussion sections will focus on the development of legal writing, research and critical reasoning skills necessary to solve legal problems, particularly in the context of predictive written communications to various audiences. The American Common Law System II course will focus primarily on Property Law and its intersections with Torts and Contract Law in the contemporary American legal system. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
594

LAW504: The American Public Law System

Broadly speaking, public law is concerned with the organization of government and the relationship between the government and its citizens. In the United States, the foundation of public law is the Constitution, but that document merely provides a framework, which later legislatures, presidents, and courts have filled in over time. This course introduces students to the law that has emerged from those efforts and the distinctive modes of argument lawyers and judges employ in shaping that law for the future. Subjects covered include the constitutional law of federalism; executive power, including presidential war powers and the role of administrative agencies; and civil liberties, with particular emphasis on the freedom of speech. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
595

LAW507: Legal Analysis Writing & Rsrch

This course will teach Masters of Legal Studies students how to find legal authorities relevant to legal problems; how to analyze a legal issue using facts and law; and how to communicate legal analysis logically and concisely. This course consists of research exercises; writing exercises, including letters and legal memoranda; and more complex research and writing assignments. Students will work in groups and individually to learn the fundamentals of good writing and editing skills. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
596

LAW508: Evidence in Modern Legal Pract

This course will introduce you to the law of evidence that controls the admission of evidence in civil and criminal trials. We will focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE), applicable to trials in federal courts, and the Arizona Rules of Evidence, applicable in Arizona state courts. The FRE were adopted in 1975; the Arizona rules of evidence were adopted in 1977 and, with only a few differences, are almost entirely identical to the FRE. Hence, by studying the FRE, we will be learning the Arizona rules at the same time. We will organize the course using the 3Rs structure. That is, the evidence rules operate as a filtration system, and all offered evidence must pass through three independent filters: evidence must be (1) relevant, (2) reliable, and (3) right. Only then is the offered evidence admissible and can be considered by the fact-finder (the jury in a jury trial, the judge in a bench trial).
Terms offered: Spring 2023
597

LAW510: Pro. Responsibility Legal Prac

This course surveys the ethical rules and system of professional regulation nationally and in Arizona, emphasizing the legal profession's obligations to society and the individual lawyer's and legal paraprofessional's obligations to the client, the court, and the profession.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
598

LAW515: Healthcare Ethics

This course explores many challenging moral questions related to situations encountered by health care professionals. For example: What rights and responsibilities come with the role of healthcare provider? Should the healthcare provider always disclose to a patient the full truth about his or her diagnosis? Should diagnosis and treatment errors be disclosed to patients? Under what circumstances is it morally permissible to break patient confidentiality? Why does moral distress arise in medical professionals who regularly deal with futility of treatment cases? Should one have absolute rights over one's body (e.g. with respect to euthanasia) or are there other moral considerations that limit such freedom? What is the proper justification for allocation of moderately scarce resources? Should everyone have an absolute right to health care, and who should provide access? As we explore these and many other questions, we will learn about some major moral theories along the way, with an emphasis on applying them to real world moral problems. This course will give you skills for recognizing the scope and force of an ethical conflict when it occurs and ways of becoming more reflective and open-minded about differing moral views. I also hope to provide you with the skills to cogently defend your own principles and lobby for changes in regulations when there is a perceived need. The skills acquired in philosophical argument are indispensable for engaging with the evolving moral discussions surrounding medical ethics.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
599

LAW516: Intro Business Org Law

This course surveys the law governing business organizations. We examine the fundamental legal characteristics of the six most common U.S. business forms: sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. Topics include formation, management, liability exposure, fiduciary duties, financing, and taxation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
600

LAW519: Environmental Policy

Environmental problems have taken a prominent place in our public discourse in recent decades. These problems challenge us because of the inherent complexity of natural, social, economic, and political systems. But some of our biggest obstacles in addressing environmental problems come from the difficulty of identifying what would even count as solutions. Environmental problems force us to grapple with wide-ranging questions about the proper relationships between humans and their natural environments, as well as about our relationships with one another. This course looks at ethical, political, economic, and legal issues pertaining to environmental conflict resolution, urban ecology, climate change, cost-benefit analysis and environmental valuation.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
601

LAW521: Administrative Law

Today we live in an administrative state in which hundreds of administrative agencies at the federal and state law wield significant power over our everyday lives. Agencies regulate health care, insurance rates, labor relations, air pollution, elections and so much more. Despite this pervasiveness, the source of an agency's powers and its place in our government is described as "constitutionally ambiguous." Administrative agencies are not safely lodged in any particular branch of government, but rather function as a "fourth branch of government" and exercise powers of all three branches of government - adjudication, rulemaking, and executive powers. Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, executive and common law doctrines that both empower and constrain this fourth branch. This course does not focus on the substantive law of any particular agency. Rather the class addresses the principles and procedures common to most federal agencies. Topics covered include the tussle between the President, Congress and the courts over the power exercised by agencies (separation of powers), the procedures according to which agencies exercise their authority (rulemakings and adjudications), the scope of judicial review of agency decisions, constitutional due process constraints on agency decisions and what a plaintiff must do to establish standing to challenge an agency decision.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
602

LAW525: 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 2023

LAW540A: Intro to Human Rights

In this survey course on human rights law, students will gain a foundation in sources of law, enforcement mechanisms, and fundamental human rights derived from international law. Using case studies, decisions and commentary by governmental and non-governmental bodies, scholarly writings, and policy work and featuring human rights advocates and experts, this course will provide students with a basic understanding of human rights legal principles and processes to enable them to apply these concepts to current events and human rights abuses occurring globally.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
603

LAW548: Law and Economics

The law affects every aspect of human behavior, both in the private and public sphere. For this reason, the study of law is by its nature interdisciplinary: the understanding of legal problems almost always requires to cross boundaries and think across a vast range of social science fields and, most prominently, economics. Whether the subject is a country's social and political structure, contracts or torts, the functioning of free markets or corporations, the combined knowledge of law and economics is vital for a full assessment of the underlying problems. It is thus unsurprising that the application of the economic method to the study of law and the legal process has increasingly grown into an established interdisciplinary field. Nowadays, economic theory is used in almost all areas of law to assess legal issues from a normative perspective. At the same time, there is a growing recourse to empirical economics as a method to evaluate the positive impact of existing legal rules. The aim of this course is threefold. First, it aims at providing students with the methodology and tools "both theoretical and empirical" of law and economics to better understand legal institutions. This methodological part will empower students with the ability to develop a functional analysis of institutions aimed at addressing relevant policy issues. Second, the course will expose the students to concrete applications of the law and economics method across several private law fields, including property, torts and contracts. Third, the course will pay special attention to the law and economics of corporate law, focusing, in particular, on issues such as shareholder and stakeholder conflicts, executive compensation and corporate social responsibility.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
604

LAW550A: 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: Spring 2023
605

LAW553: Intro to Immigration Law

This course will introduce students to the basic legal and administrative structure of the U.S. immigration system. We will consider how the law determines who may enter the country lawfully, what rights immigrants have once in the country, and on what grounds they can be forced to leave and return to their home countries. As the class progresses, we will build on this legal framework to consider several of the policy debates regarding immigration that currently embroil the nation. In discussing possible policy reforms, we will consider a broad range of perspectives, drawing on academic scholarship, policy research, and judicial opinions that capture views across the political spectrum. Throughout the class, we will also ground our discussion in present day realities, by inviting in guest speakers, arranging field trips, and focusing on case studies of immigration policies that directly impact Tucson and its surroundings. At the same time, we will also broaden our discussion to encompass historical and geographic experiences beyond our immediate surroundings. We will repeatedly question the extent to which the immigration debates in Arizona are unique versus representative of the national picture. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
606

LAW553A: Intern'l Trade Law & Policy

This three-credit survey course analyzes the major legal issues in international trade law, including intellectual property and foreign investment law. The principal areas of coverage are: (1) the GATT/World Trade Organization agreements and regional trade agreements such as North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership; (2) the protection of intellectual property; and (3) problems of international investment, including dispute resolution through investor-state arbitration. The course is intended to introduce students to the legal and policy aspects of these related areas, although coverage of intellectual property and investment is more limited that with stand-alone courses in those disciplines.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
607

LAW554: Environmental Law and Policy

This is a foundational course in environmental law and regulatory policy. The course will focus on the concepts underlying approaches to protecting the environment, using the common law and various environmental statutes primarily as examples of the different approaches to environmental protection. The course will emphasize pollution control law by studying the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The course will also study liability for contamination through a more detailed study of the Superfund law. The course will also discuss the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. We will look not only at traditional regulatory mechanisms, but also at the opportunities for market and non-regulatory solutions. The course has a practical problem-based focus. Students should be able to use the analytic tools and knowledge gained in this course to develop solutions to a wide variety of environmental problems. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
608

LAW555: Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property course provides an examination of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights as methods of protecting creative works. Differences and similarities among these types of protection are analyzed. Licensing and transfer of rights are explored, and remedies for infringements of rights are examined. Rights and issues related to works created by independent contractors, and work-for-hire agreements are also addressed.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
609

LAW556: Family Law

Long before civil or criminal law, religious systems regulated families of a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And long before religious systems, people were forming families. Families have been a fundamental social institution since the dawn of humankind. This course will explore the relationship between modern American law and the oldest and most basic societal association - the family. We will look how law deals with evolving concepts of family, with the intersection of religion and law as it relates to family, and with the government's interest in particular families and in particular aspects of family life. We will look at marriage, children, family ownership of property, and what happens when families break up. We will also pay extra attention to situations where the government has set (or has tried to set) the rules of family life - i.e. laws. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
610

LAW556A: AZ Family & Civil Proced & Adv

Arizona Family and Civil Procedure & Advocacy is an experiential course that teaches Arizona specific case procedures and advocacy skills. Students will work with fact patterns and take on the role of a lawyer/Legal Paraprofessional (LP), moving their case through the procedures necessary to conclude both family and civil matters in Arizona. Students will focus on various sources of procedure rules and prepare both written and oral responses in order to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rules of practice in these areas of the law as well as how to best advocate for a client under the rules.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
611

LAW558: Introduction to Criminal Law

Criminal law serves a critical function in society. This course will concentrate on the fundamental concepts of substantive criminal law. Students will be engaged in analysis and discussion of theories of punishment and the basic elements of criminal liability and responsibility. The course will cover criminal offenses, defenses to criminal liability and related policy arguments. Topical subjects as mandatory sentencing, capital punishment and the insanity defense will be examined. Students will participate in classroom role playing as advocates on topical criminal law subjects such as the duty to retreat and "stand your ground." Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
612

LAW558A: Arizona Criminal Procedure/Adv

Arizona Criminal Procedure and Advocacy is a practical course that teaches Arizona specific trial practices and procedures. Students will work with fact patterns and take on the role of a lawyer, moving their case through the procedures necessary to conclude criminal matters in Arizona. Students will focus on various sources of procedure rules and prepare both written and oral responses in order to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rules of practice in this area of the law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW559: Public Int'l Environmental Law

This series of readings, video lectures and video discussions introduces undergraduate students to public international law as a tool of environmental policy. It also explores the limits of public international law in this domain and surveys recent private/public partnership and hybrid governance approaches to environmental management. It introduces students to the interdependence of human rights and environmental sustainability.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
613

LAW560: Land-Use Planning Law

Review of the principal legal devices available to implement planning decisions on community design (official map, subdivision control), the use of land (nuisance, covenants and zoning) and housing needs (including urban renewal). Special attention will be paid to the significance and legal effect of a comprehensive plan and to the social and economic effects of planning decisions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW562: Intro to ADR

Examination of alternatives to judicial recourse for disputes. Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other methods of resolving disputes will be discussed. Students examine the differences, advantages, and drawbacks of each approach through a combination of instruction and skills-based learning opportunities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
614

LAW562A: Workplace Dispute Resolution

Examination of mediation, arbitration, and other methods of resolving disputes in the workplace. Students examine the differences, advantages, and drawbacks of each approach through a combination of instruction and skills-based learning opportunities. Course activities will involve team preparation as an advocate in a workplace arbitration brought pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or an employment contract. Skills exercises will involve memo preparation and simulated representation of a party in an arbitration proceeding - beginning with the arbitrator selection process, preparation for the hearing, advocating at the simulated hearing before a practicing arbitrator, presenting a closing argument, and drafting a post-hearing brief.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
615

LAW562B: International ADR

This class will give the students in-depth practical insight to the main mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution in a broad sense. It will also cover their core features (including a step-by-step introduction to the respective ADR process), their advantages and disadvantages as well as their suitability in a given commercial setting. It will not only encompass amicable dispute resolution mechanisms such as negotiation, conciliation, and mediation in an international context, but also adversarial procedures such as international commercial arbitration as well as investor-State arbitration. The students will learn about all of those topics in an experiential manner, and will do so while having experienced European practitioners with teaching experience from various backgrounds, including corporate and institutional, as guest lecturers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
616

LAW565A: Interviewing and Counseling

This course is designed to acquaint students with basic interviewing and counseling techniques. Interviewing is an essential form of fact gathering and is performed by everyone in many different settings. It is also an art, and the most effective interviews are done by those who are knowledgeable and skilled in the art. Similarly, everyone has counseled others, but here again there are techniques for counseling most effectively. We will explore those techniques and practice applying them in recorded simulations throughout the class.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW566: Advanced Negotiation

This course will explore the academic topic of negotiations in more depth than MGMT/LAW 564, which is a prerequisite for this course. It is designed to provide the student with a much deeper understanding of the topic. This course is both skills and knowledge based. The student will be exposed to cutting-edge issues in the research of negotiations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
617

LAW567: Tribal Court Practice & Proced

This course provides students with an in overview of the applicable tribal, state and federal laws and procedures governing native nations, with an in-depth examination of Indian tribal courts, their history, procedures along with the roles of their participants. This course will also focus on the organization of the judicial structure within tribal nations. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW568: Tribal Criminal Law &Procedure

This course will cover the basics of criminal law and procedure that apply in tribal courts in the United States. They will gain an appreciation of the complexities of the maze of criminal jurisdiction in this area of law, and the unique problems that face native populations. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
618

LAW569: Native American Family Law

The course concentrates on the role tribal courts and tribal jurisprudence play in regulating family relations impacting indigenous cultural values. Students will learn how the law protects native children and regulates parental rights, guardians, custodians and the rights of traditional extended families. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
619

LAW569A: Freedom of Expression

This course explores the philosophical underpinnings of freedom of expression, and the ways in which this right is legally and constitutionally protected in United States and the European Union. Philosophically, freedom of expression can be justified either by a desire to protect the liberty of speakers, or by support for the dignity of both speakers and hearers. In practice, the US Supreme Court typically adopts the liberty perspective, while the European Court of Human Rights adopts the dignity perspective. The course considers the ways in which the liberty/dignity tension has materialized in the actual jurisprudence of the two courts in three basic areas of freedom of expression: defamation, hate speech, and media pluralism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
620

LAW572: Crim Proc: Investig & Arrest

This course examines the legal procedures governing the investigation and arrest phases of criminal cases, guaranteed by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The tensions between public safety, national security, and privacy rights will be discussed. The course will also feature current, topical cases and guest speakers. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW575A: Clinical Research Ethics

This course explains the ethical principles underlying regulations and guidance governing clinical trials in regulatory science, especially as the principles pertain to informed consent, risk-benefit disclosure, and conflicts of interest. The course also outlines the elements and design of clinical trials, including federal regulations for research with human subject participants, with vulnerable populations, and international research ethics. The course concludes with research ethics in big data.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
621

LAW575D: Leadership Equity in Life Sci

This course provides students with an overview of leadership and equity considerations in the life sciences industry. The business, legal and broader risk management concerns life science professionals must address to facilitate success in this complex and evolving industry are discussed. Relevant federal labor laws will be covered to provide a baseline legal framework that supports the need for diversity and equity in the life sciences industry. Emerging trends in the field will also be covered.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW577A: Development and Innovation

What are the fundamental incentives for development in the biomedical space? The topics covered in this course include introducing key concepts in oversight by the Food and Drug Administration, biologics and biosimilars, regulation of diagnostics, along with the medical device development and approval process. Proving safety and efficacy in clinical development and promoting innovation through the adoption of new technologies and novel adaptive trial designs will also be discussed. The course concludes with a survey of Intellectual Property rights regime for medical products and the regulatory challenges in international markets.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
622

LAW579A: Indig Peoples Rights Int'l Law

This course provides participants with an overview of the practice and theory of international law as it has developed to address the concerns of indigenous peoples worldwide. The subject matter of the course now forms an important part of the legal practice and scholarship concerning indigenous peoples throughout the world. Given the doctrinal and practical limitations of domestic legal systems, indigenous peoples worldwide increasingly look to the processes of international law, especially its human rights regime, as tools in their efforts to survive as distinct communities with historically-based cultures, political institutions, and entitlements to traditional or ancestral lands. Indigenous peoples' demands have generated a great deal of activity within global and regional international human rights institutions, placing the concerns of these peoples at the forefront of international human rights law. Particular attention in the course will be paid to developments in the United Nations as well as in regional and specialized international institutions, and to how those developments have practical applications for indigenous peoples in local settings.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
623

LAW579B: Legal & Reg. Fund. Health Care

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of key regulatory, financial and policy frameworks involved in the health law field, specifically in regard to reimbursement by third parties, federal and state government programs, health insurance plans and self-funded plans. Federal laws governing fraud and abuse issues will also be covered. The course concludes with an overview of long-term care insurance, planning and placement.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
624

LAW580: Intro to Information Privacy

Welcome to Information Privacy! This course will explore a range of contexts in which the courts and other branches of government have attempted to give definition to a legal right to privacy. The right to privacy is puzzling. It must coexist with other countervailing policies like free speech, law enforcement, national security, and public access to government records. Though the right to privacy has never had fixed definition, privacy law is in a particularly important period of development right now. Courts and policymakers are grappling with the rules that ought to govern the collection and use of personal information in the age of the Internet. Since nearly every private industry and public agency has a stake in the matter, the stakes are high, and the need for privacy experts is great.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
625

LAW580B: Priv & Cybersec. in Healthcare

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of how law, industry standards, and frameworks are utilized to protect individually identifiable health information and data in the United States. The requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and other implementing regulations will be covered to provide a baseline legal framework that supports the cybersecurity standards and frameworks utilized by the health care industry. Clinical research as well as privacy and security implications in the development and implementation of emerging health care technology will also be covered.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW581A: Assess Erly Stg Medical Tech

Where do new medical devices and therapeutic systems come from? In this course students will learn how one Innovates in the medical arena and how you take a concept of potential practical value and make it real. All the critical steps in medical innovation will be discussed. Graduate-level requirements include graduate students serving as team leaders.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
626

LAW583: Law, Politics & Inequality

Explores possibilities and limits of law as a vehicle for promoting equality and social justice in democratic capitalism, and conditions that maximize law's equality-promoting potential. Examines how law helps construct, reproduce and transform systems of class, race and gender inequality in democratic capitalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
627

LAW584A: Aging in America

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of key policy, public health, and legal frameworks involved in the provision and funding of care for the aging population in the United States. Public funders, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration and Indian Health Service will be covered, as well as private payment models for physicians, hospitals and long-term care providers. Health care integration in senior housing, caregiving, respite care, digital health technologies and telehealth are a focus. The course concludes with an overview of emerging trends for older Americans and how law can be used to better address workforce changes, loneliness and isolation, opioid addiction, and emergency preparedness.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
628

LAW584B: Aging and Social Justice

In this course, we will examine aging through the lens of moral philosophy. We begin by looking at questions regarding social justice and the elderly: What are the ethical concepts surrounding age discrimination, and what are our moral responsibilities to the elderly? What, if any, are the responsibilities of the elderly to society? Does western culture value elder wisdom, or do the societal burdens of caring for the elderly outweigh the benefits? Next, we explore the question: Who wants to live forever? As anti-aging medical intervention and human enhancement efforts soar, questions about the ethics of immortality become real and relevant. Is living longer living better? What is the value of life? Finally, we visit the topic of euthanasia and end-of-life ethics. Is there a duty to die, or a duty to live as long as possible? Do healthcare providers have an absolute obligation to prolong life regardless of patient suffering? Is non-medical, voluntary euthanasia justifiable? Philosophy demands rigorous conceptual analysis, and so we will focus on what concepts mean. For example: What does it mean to be old? What does social justice mean in the context of an aging population? We will examine arguments that attempt to justify why it is wrong to treat aging as a disease that must be eradicated, and we will defend our own views about the ethics of medical intervention to prolong life. These topics, and much more, will provide us with a journey through the landscape of aging and dying in a moral community.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
629

LAW585: Introduction to Legal Systems

This course is designed as a high level overview of basic legal terms and concepts for technical students within the University of Arizona's Global Mining Law Center (the "Center"). It is intended to prepare students without prior legal training for future courses within the Center that will include more in-depth legal topics. The primary goal is to provide an opportunity for technical students to become conversant in the vocabulary of law and to understand core legal concepts that will serve as valuable building blocks for future courses in the Center.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW593: 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 2023
630

LAW593P: LP Advocacy

Specialized experiential training for students working towards licensure as a Legal Paraprofessional consisting of observations, training, and practice in the student's chosen endorsement area in a technical, business, governmental or non-profit establishment with content on advocacy.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW595: Special Topics in the Law

This course will focus on current research, laws, cases, issues, and policies in the field of law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
631

LAW596A: Law Clinic

Experiential learning is an essential ingredient in the educational process. Our extensive clinical education offerings include in-house clinics and placement clinics.  Whether in-house or placement, when enrolled in a clinic, you will be working on real cases, with real clients, under the supervision of a practicing attorney.  For many students, working in a clinic brings added meaning to their educational experience. 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 2023

LAW596B: 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 2023
632

LAW596J: Adv Tpc Socl Mvmnt Rsrch

Presents a sociological examination of both the emergence and outcomes of social movements, with an eye toward understanding the dominant research methodologies employed by social scientists studying social movements.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW598: Capstone Project

This course allows students to earn credit for working on a capstone project in fulfillment of the Culminating Experience requirement.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
633

LAW599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW602: Criminal Procedure


Terms offered: Spring 2023
634

LAW603B: Legal Rsrch, Analysis & Com II

This semester, you will apply the synthesis, analysis, writing, and research skills you developed in this course last semester to persuade your audience whether it be opposing counsel, a judge, a mediator, an arbitrator, or another legal reader of the strength and correctness of the legal position you advocate. You will do this, in part, by researching, drafting, and revising a memorandum of points and authorities in support of a trial-level motion. In your work on that motion, you will be exposed to a variety of types of legal documents that you may encounter in practice. This course will also expose you to other fundamental lawyering skills, including client interviewing, fact gathering, evaluation of pleadings and other legal documents, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and contract drafting. Finally, this semester will include more focused instruction in formal oral argument. You will prepare, practice, and deliver a ten- to fifteen-minute oral argument on your trial-level motion.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
635

LAW605: Property


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW606: Constitutional Law I


Terms offered: Spring 2023
636

LAW608: Evidence


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW608A: Public Health Law and Ethics

This course is intended to introduce MPH and DrPH students, as well as practitioners, to current and foundational issues in law and ethics that impact the policies and practice of public health. The goal of the course is to allow students to identify and appropriately assess legal and ethical issues that underlie the field of public health.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
637

LAW609: Professional Responsibility

This course will introduce students to the many areas in which ethical lawyers face difficult choices. Students will study attorney-client relationships, the duties owed to clients, conflicts of interest, lawyer advertising, the special roles of prosecutors and judges, and other topics. Students will also explore some of the ethical, moral, and personal choices lawyers face in practice that cannot easily be resolved by reference to rules or laws alone. This will be done by looking at the history, goals, values, and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW611A: Employment Discrimination


Terms offered: Spring 2023
638

LAW611C: Labor Law

This course explores the rapidly expanding and constantly evolving area of labor and employment law. We will examine how in less than 85 years, the labor movement in the United States has led to many protections for once vulnerable workers, from the ability to join unions and collectively bargain to the right to be have safe working conditions, be paid fairly, and not be discriminated against or harassed. Indeed, almost one-fifth of all federal cases, including at the Supreme Court, involve labor and employment law issues, underscoring the importance of this practice area. In addition to being exposed to the vast array of labor and employment laws, students also will learn how to apply concepts from others areas, such as constitutional law, civil rights, intellectual property, business entities, disability law, whistleblowing, and complex litigation, to give their clients the best advice. Using practical exercises and case studies, we will focus on such topics as regulating drug testing and medical marijuana in the workplace, union elections and collective bargaining, unfair labor practice litigation, wage and hour law (including minimum wage laws and overtime pay), employment class and collective action litigation, properly classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, employee benefits, workers' compensation, accommodations for disabilities and religious beliefs, occupational safety and health law, restrictive covenants and trade secret protection, employment terminations, and separation agreements.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
639

LAW612: Family Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW612C: Child, Tribe & State

This course will explore current policy debates and legal issues involving American Indian children, including private family law disputes, state-initiated child welfare proceedings, adoption contests, and responses to family violence. The course will introduce students to the Indian Child Welfare Act, including its primary jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive provisions, flash points in state court litigation, and recent challenges to the constitutionality of ICWA. In addition, the jurisdictional principles governing interparental custody disputes over children will be covered. The course will also examine selected topics relating to juvenile justice and public education.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
640

LAW614B: Governance/RiskMgmt/Compliance

This course provides an introduction to the laws governing governance, risk management, and compliance ("GRC"). "Governance" is the process by which decisions related to risk management and compliance are made within an organization. the process by which an organization polices its own conduct to ensure that it conforms to applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal standards. "Risk management" is the process by which risk is identified, analyzed, and treated by an organization. "Compliance" is the process by which an organization polices its own conduct to ensure that it conform to applicable laws and regulations, as well as internal standards. The course will examine how organizations choose norms of conduct and norms of compliance, as well as the implications of automation, changes in society, and legal/political volatility for GRC.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
641

LAW615: Constit Law II


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW615B: Freedom of Speech & Expression

Building on the structure investigated in Constitutional Law I, the course explores freedom of expression and expressive association under the First Amendment. This is a survey course that does not 'indeed cannot' cover any of these vast subjects in detail, but plumbs each in greater detail than is possible in the Constitutional Law II survey course.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
642

LAW615F: Constitutional Theory Seminar

Perhaps the most important question in constitutional law is how judges and other interpreters should approach a more than two hundred-year-old document. Should they confine themselves to the Constitution's original meaning or the original intentions of its drafters? Should they attempt to make the Constitution the best it can be? Should they resolve ambiguities in favor of democratic self-governance? Constitutional theorists have offered many different answers to these questions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW616: Business Organization


Terms offered: Spring 2023
643

LAW618: Antitrust Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW620: Immigration Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023
644

LAW622: Law Review


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW623: Conflict of Laws


Terms offered: Spring 2023
645

LAW624B: AJELP

The Arizona Journal for Environmental Law and Policy (AJELP) is a student-run journal supervised by the faculty at the College of Law. Students will perform tasks such as article selection, editing, and publication administration. For example, AJELP's Senior Managing Editor must coordinate the Journal's citation checking and general production, much like the Senior Managing Editors of the University's other student-run publications. Because AJELP publishes exclusively online, the Managing Board includes Online Editors who must maintain, design, and moderate its website. The Online Editors must also select, edit, and publishing online pieces such as article commentary and weblog posts. Online Editors perform work commensurate with that of Articles Editors from the College of Law's other student-run publications. The Managing Board also includes an Executive Editor, who will assist in editing the publication and provide the crucial administrative support necessary for a start-up student publication. The Executive Editor will also work with ALR and AJICL in creating and facilitating the write-on competition for first year students. AJELP's editorial staff will verify citations, format per Bluebook rules, edit submissions, and select articles for publication throughout the year. Published articles with a legal focus will not be subject to peer review, so citation verification and Bluebook formatting will be as critical and as time intensive as on the University's other student-run publications. In addition to assisting the other publications in grading the annual write-on competition, AJELP also requires each Editorial Staff member to submit a five hundred to one thousand word legal analysis on a contemporary environmental issue.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
646

LAW631B: Tribal Courts+Tribal Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW631D: 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 2023
647

LAW631F: Law and Culture

With increasing frequency, disputes arise over who can control the use of culture and cultural resources, particularly as culture has come to be viewed as a marketable commodity. These disputes often involve protection of cultural property and both items and places of cultural importance; ethical and legal issues involved in collection, display and return of cultural objects; and intellectual property issues involved in traditional knowledge. These issues most commonly arise with respect to indigenous cultures, and this course will concentrate primarily on native culture, but we will also examine other discrete and insular communities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW631H: Critical Race Practice

This course, limited to twenty students, will explore the legal history of racism in the post-colonial and post-modern West from critical race and post-colonial theoretical and practice-oriented clinical perspectives. This seminar will focus on the difficulties in defining and understanding the meanings of the term 'race;' the nature of 'racism' and racial oppression; theories of racial formation; the differing implications of colonization and immigration; the formation of stereotypes; unconscious racism; the gendered and sexualized nature of race and theories of racial identity.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
648

LAW631I: Indigenous Organizations

This course examines Indigenous organizations and Indigenous organizational concepts through the lens of Native Nation building. It seeks to discuss the role of community-based organizations (Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving) as key stakeholders in the nation building process. We will introduce a regional, national, and global perspective to Indigenous organizations (via networks and intermediaries) as socio-political actors within Indigenous communities that effectuate change. Students will walk away with a framework for assessing social and institutional environments that acknowledges the value of Indigenous organizations and community building.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW631J: Making Change Happen

This courses explores ways to assess and prioritize community needs with respect to nation building and uses case studies to explore how governments work within legal constraints to serve their communities and assert their rights.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
649

LAW631K: Evid of Indig Nation Bldg

This course explores the key research concerning Indigenous Governance Principles and how to understand what it means for your community.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW631L: Constitutions of IndigensNatns

Considers the question "what is a constitution?" and explores different types of Indigenous nation constitutions, important concepts for constitutions to address, and the process for developing one appropriate for each community.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
650

LAW631M: Comp Lgl Sys & Nation Building

The course will investigate the role that law plays in the lives of Indigenous peoples and their attempts to secure rights and exercise self-determination. It seeks to answer broad questions such as: "How does the law function to perpetuate a history of assimilation and racism?"; "How can Indigenous peoples use the law to secure rights?"; and "What role do legal institutions play in the process of Nation Building?" To answer these questions, the course draws from comparative sources with a focus on how the law can be used pragmatically to effect change.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW631O: Creating Indigenous Entrepren

This course is about the process of starting and building a venture, not just a business venture but any new risky, exciting and value adding project. Entrepreneurship is a practice and a way thinking that involves discovering or creating opportunities and then assembling or developing resources to deliver and capture the value related to the opportunity. This course will also assess, explore, critique, and celebrate entrepreneurship as an important aspect of Indigenous and non-Indigenous life. Together we will mix theory with practice and reality, and apply the principles, concepts and frameworks to situations that are important to you.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
651

LAW631P: Indigenous Data Sovereignty

The demand for data is increasing in Indian Country as tribes engage in economic, social, and cultural development on a rapid scale. Additionally, tribes seek methods to protect their cultural and proprietary information. This course will examine the role of data as an exercise of sovereignty in Native nation governance and self-determination. It will dually explore data collected internally by tribes and Native communities, and information collected by external sources. This course seeks to answer broad questions such as: "How can data facilitate nation building?"; "How can tribes influence the better collection of data on their people and resources by third parties?"; "What are the opportunities and challenges inherent in data building and data governance?" To answer these questions, the course draws from best practices in Indian Country and across international Indigenous communities. With a focus on both scholarship and tangible data practice, students will receive hands-on training facilitating the pragmatic use of data to build strong evidence bases for tribal nations and communities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
652

LAW631Q: Business Ethics & Indig Values

Our views about what is right and wrong and the nature of the good life are part of what makes us who we are. These fundamental values shape how we interact with others, how we understand our rights and responsibilities and our relationships other peoples, species and the environment. Business ethics in the western world are shaped specifically by two theories, both springing from the European enlightenment, when democratic institutions were emerging and the economy was becoming industrialized. They are known as utilitarianism and deontology. They form the basis for western law as well as social science disciplines including economics and public policy. Indigenous ways of understanding how to be a good person, as told through stories and the writings of modern indigenous philosophers, are complex, nuanced, and embody the accumulated wisdom of generations. Historically, they supported the development of thriving nations and more recently they have survived the failed efforts of colonizers to replace them with western beliefs and practices. While these traditions are largely ignored or pushed aside there is a quiet revolution occurring in which academics, knowledge keepers, and communities are currently rediscovering modern applications for their long held ways of knowing.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
653

LAW631S: Indigenous Peoples&Environment

The relationship between Indigenous peoples and the environment is one of the most discussed and controversial areas of law and policy affecting Indigenous peoples. From conflicts over jurisdiction to misconceptions about tribal values, the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the environment is even further complicated by competing demands for resources and disparate notions about the governance of Indigenous resources. In this course, we will analyze some of the complexities between Indigenous peoples and the environment by evaluating the interactions between Indigenous peoples and other sovereigns. The course will review some of the key laws and policies related to American Indian. We will consider some of the legal principles that govern the administration of American Indian natural resources. We will also consider other examples from jurisdictions abroad, including, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
654

LAW631U: Indigenous Research Governance

The development of tribal research codes and other research review practices has been a key component of progressing Indigenous aspirations for research governance in the United States. At the same time, other governments and institutions oversee research via guidelines, institutional review boards, and other policies and practices. Tribal research review processes challenge approaches to research that prioritize non-Indigenous methods and values, and allow non-Indigenous researchers to claim expert status over Indigenous Peoples, places, and knowledges. The articulation of rights and interests as they relate to research are part of reclaiming control of the research process and definitions of knowledge. Self-determination in the research sphere prioritizes Indigenous preferences, Indigenous control of research processes, and the need for benefits to be realized in Indigenous communities, ultimately shifting from benefit-sharing to power-sharing in both tribal and other entities research review processes. This course explores codes, guidelines, policies, and processes at tribes, other governments, and institutions that govern and steward research with Indigenous Peoples, nations, and communities; the infrastructure, capacity, and capability required at these governments and institutions to support tribal sovereignty; and implications for other entities such as funders and publishers.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
655

LAW631Z: Indigenous Data Governance

Indigenous data governance activates Indigenous Peoples' rights to manage and control the collection, application, and use of data about their people, cultures, traditions, lands, and the non- humans to which they relate. Indigenous data governance actively harnesses tribal cultures, values, principles, and mechanisms and applies them to the management and control of Indigenous data, both tribal governance of tribal data and non-tribal stewardship of Indigenous data. This course will examine (1) how Indigenous Peoples govern their data, and will use (or apply) Indigenous standards to evaluate how other data actors and stewards manage Indigenous data and (2) how other data actors and stewards manage Indigenous data. The course draws from best practices across the US and internationally, exploring policies, practices, and tools that embed Indigenous provenance, protocols, and permissions within data infrastructures. With a focus on both scholarship and tangible data governance policy and practice, students will receive hands-on training, facilitating the pragmatic use of data governance strategies that support Indigenous rights and participation across data lifecycles and ecosystems.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
656

LAW633C: Secured Transact Article

This course will cover Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deals with secured transactions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
657

LAW636: Title IX & Civil Rights

One of the most important civil rights laws in our nation's history was the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Although it is commonly known for its requirement that schools provide women with equal athletic opportunities, athletics is only one of ten key areas addressed by the law. These areas include: access to higher education, career education, education for pregnant and parenting students, employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment, standardized testing, and technology. This course offers an in-depth examination of the history and implications of Title IX on various dimensions of education with a particular focus on campus sexual misconduct. Students will use the lens of Title IX to examine sexual violence as both a product and cause of gender inequality and discrimination. Students will study key legal guidance, cases, and commentary to gain an understanding of both the practical applications and theoretical underpinnings of Title IX.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
658

LAW638A: Real Estate Transactions


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW640A: Public Lands & Mining Law

This course examines the acquisition, disposal, and management of the public lands of the United States. Particular emphasis is placed upon the mineral land laws and the laws related to mineral exploration and development of mineral resources.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
659

LAW640C: Mining Trans/Contracts/Permits

This course will examine the legal elements associated with typical mining transactions, beginning with an overview of what areas of mineral title and legal issues that need to be examined in performing due diligence for a mineral property. The material will then proceed through the types of agreements encountered in mining transactions. Topics to be considered include check lists and form contracts to control mineral properties, reduce financial risk, protection of confidential information, marketing of mineral products, resolution of disputes and public relations.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW640E: Int'l Mining Health Law

Overview of the current international mining health laws and practices as a function of evolving disease threats for workers and communities.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
660

LAW640H: Global Mining Tax Law

This course examines current worldwide approaches to mining tax policy by governments, the mining industry and civil society organizations; reviews required and preferred approaches to mining tax disclosure and the impact of that disclosure on sustainability; and examines selected mining tax laws.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW641: 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 2023
661

LAW643D: Native Am Nat Resources

This course will examine several themes: conflicts over which government has sovereign control over which resources; the role that tribal governments play in natural resource allocation and management; questions relating to ownership of natural resources; the changing federal policies relating to natural resources allocation; the role of federal courts, Congress, and Executive branches in relation to the trust responsibilities to protect tribal lands and resources; environmental protection, including EPA policy in relation to Indian Reservations; and natural resource development and management.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
662

LAW644C: Int'l Bus Transactions

This survey course analyzes the key legal and practical aspects of doing business internationally. Designed for practicing international lawyers, government officials and as a foundation for many of the other economic law courses offered at Arizona Law, emphasis is placed on the international sale of goods (including terms, credit and insurance); transfers of technology (through licensing, franchising and distributorship arrangements), foreign investment (establishment, operation and withdrawal); and dispute settlement (choice of law, jurisdiction, enforcement of foreign awards). Key international agreements, such as the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials will also be analyzed, along with limited coverage of intellectual property issues. The "public" side of international trade law-- the GATT/WTO system, NAFTA, customs law, tariffs, etc.-- is not covered except very briefly in this course but is amply addressed in other Arizona Law course offerings.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
663

LAW645A: Basic Trial Advocacy

This basic trial practice course is an introduction to the procedural and evidentiary requirements as well as persuasive trial techniques involved in civil and criminal trials. Each week students will act as trial counsel practicing the various skills employed during the stages of a jury trial -- including opening statements, direct and cross-examination, introduction of exhibits, impeachment, closing arguments, and jury selection.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW645B: Advanced Trial Advocacy

This advanced trial practice course is designed to build on the skills learned in the basic trial advocacy class. Extra attention will be placed on jury selection, selecting and working with experts, using technology effectively in the courtroom, and dealing with difficult witnesses.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
664

LAW645C: Trial Competition

The purpose of this course is to field two teams of four students (8 students total) to compete each year in the annual National Trial Competition, sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. The first round of competition is a regional competition, (region 14, including Southern California, Arizona and Utah, in February. Regional finalist advance to a second round of competition in Austin, Texas, in March. This course is open only to the eight students selected to represent the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in the National Trial Competition. The eight students, comprising "the team," who must be second or third year law students, will be selected in the Jenckes, intra-college closing argument competition during the fall semester.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
665

LAW645E: Taking & Defending Depositions

This course will prepare students to take and defend clients and opponents in depositions. Students will learn how to develop and prepare for depositions and understand the basic techniques lawyers employ in depositions. How to use evidentiary documentation, obtain admissions, and use depositions in the trial phase will also be covered. The method of instruction for this deposition class will follow the basic learning/teaching model developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). The emphasis will be on "learning by doing" in a simulated deposition setting with constructive faculty critique. There will be twelve "workshops" simulating the preparation, taking, and defending of depositions for both lay and expert witnesses, using a breach of contract case file. In addition, the program will contain some lectures and demonstrations concerning deposition skills and the issues of professional responsibility and professionalism attendant to the taking and defending of depositions.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
666

LAW645G: Advanced Negotiation

Have you ever felt, after negotiating, that maybe you could have done better? In this course, we will try to consistently improve negotiation behavior; in short, to make you a better negotiator. We negotiate every day with potential suppliers, employers, co-workers, merchants, service providers, and many others. What price we pay, how much we get paid, how group tasks will be divided and credit allocated, whether a new plan will be adopted, how a change will be implemented... all are negotiations. Yet, while we all negotiate often, most of us know very little about why we are sometimes successful and other times not, and even fewer of us know what it takes to consistently be effective. Some of the critical questions that this course will address include: How does one best measure success? Prepare for negotiations? Choose a strategy for conducting negotiations? Manage tough tactics? Review negotiations to make adjustments and to improve over time?
Terms offered: Spring 2023
667

LAW646: Federal Income Tax


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW647A: Corporate Taxation

This course focuses on federal tax laws primarily related to regular C corporations. However, coverage will also include S corporations. We will follow the life cycle of a corporation and discuss the tax issues and business decisions at each stage (formation, operations, distributions to shareholders, and liquidation). Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on understanding how taxes relate to business decisions and planning.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
668

LAW649: Economic and Dignitary Torts


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW650: Criminal Law

This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of substantive criminal law. We will address the underlying theories of punishment, the basic elements of criminal liability, the defenses to criminal liability, and related policy arguments.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
669

LAW651B: Judicial Opinion Writing

Students will learn about the process and ethics of judicial decision writing. Students will analyze and critique appellate decisions and practice adjudicative writing. Working in three-person "appellate panels", and utilizing real appellate briefs, students will collaborate to analyze a variety of legal issues, decide cases, and craft majority, dissenting, and concurring opinio
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW653A: Advanced Legal Writing

The course will examine the similarities and differences between objective and persuasive writing. Students will receive instruction and gain practice in crafting the four basic building blocks of a persuasive document; the issue, the statement of facts, the argument, and the conclusion. The course will also offer students instruction and experience in oral argument.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
670

LAW653B: 2L Fegtly Moot Court Comp.

The Fegtly 2L Moot Court Competition provides students with formal instruction and experience in appellate oral advocacy. Students participating in the Fegtly Moot Court Competition will learn best practices in appellate oral advocacy through instruction from Moot Court Board members, coaching from the faculty advisor, and feedback from local judges and attorneys; enhance their public-speaking and oral-advocacy skills by preparing and delivering at least four simulated oral arguments; build confidence in their independent judgment and foster by responding to on-the-spot questions regarding complex legal issues from a bench of moot judges; work towards professional-identity formation by simulating the role of an appellate advocate; exercise critical thinking skills and develop independent professional judgment; and practice professionalism - including the professional values of diligence, competence, candor to the court, respect for others, and fairness to opposing party and counsel - through participating in simulated oral argument.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
671

LAW653C: Environmental Moot Court

The purpose of this course is to field a team of three law students to compete each year in the Pace Law School National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held in White Plains, New York. This course is open only to the three students selected to represent the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in the Pace Competition. The team will produce an outline and a first and a final draft of a significant appellate brief of approximately 30 pages in length. The students will then attend and participate in the Pace Law School Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
672

LAW653D: Writing Fellows

Instruction in the fundamentals of analysis, writing and research, as well as in the techniques of assisting others to learn the basic skills required of lawyers in analyzing, researching and writing about legal problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW653E: Legal Writing Seminar

This is a legal writing course designed to enhance skills around a specialized topic. Students will apply these skills and polish their existing legal analysis and communication skills through preparing (1) a dissenting opinion in response to an existing majority opinion, (2) a "revised" version of an existing opinion, (3) a written "commentary" that places another student's revised opinion (and the original opinion to which it is reacting) in context, and (4) oral presentations of both the revised opinion and the commentary.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
673

LAW653F: Practice-Ready Legal Writing

This course is designed to help students become more comfortable drafting a variety of legal documents quickly and effectively, enabling them to produce excellent, timely work in practice. The course covers both predictive and persuasive writing, as well as document drafting. During this course, students will improve their fundamental writing skills, sharpen their legal analysis and strategy, and further develop their editing ability. Students will draft one document per class, with time for collective review, followed by individual editing and rewriting. The documents students will draft include a statute, a contract, jury instructions, a complaint/answer, a notice of motion/motion, interrogatories, an opinion letter, a will, and a statement of facts (both objective and persuasive). The particularly small class size the course is capped at ten students will facilitate a workshop atmosphere that includes collective editing exercises and multiple opportunities to provide and receive detailed and meaningful feedback. This course focuses solely on writing and analysis. There is no research component.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
674

LAW654A: Bioethics and Law

This course studies the ethical, legal, and public policy ramifications of scientific and medical advances that fragment and rearrange certain natural processes, conditions, or relationships and social arrangements resting on them. Specific areas of investigation include biomedical research and experimentation; mind and behavior control; reproductive technology; genetic control and manipulation; death and dying; transplantation and implantation of natural and artificial organs and tissues; and enhancement of human attributes. The course will cover basic ethical theories and jurisprudential concepts that are relevant to analysis of the various subject matter areas. It will also entail examination of a broad array of cases, statutes, and administrative materials that have already been promulgated or proposed to deal with legal issues raised or portended by scientific and medical advances. These materials cut across many areas of the law, including constitutional, tort, property, contract, and administrative law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
675

LAW654D: Contract Drafting

This course focuses on the 'hows' and 'whys' of contract-drafting and generally accepted drafting practices of transactional attorneys. It explores the importance of those skills and the reasons behind those practices. Student assignments will simulate real-world legal experience.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW655A: Trdmrks+Unfair Compet


Terms offered: Spring 2023
676

LAW655D: Journal of Emerging Technology

AZJet is a student-run journal supervised by the faculty at the College of Law, publishing legal scholarship at the intersection of law and emerging technology. Offers publication opportunities to computer science and other technical departments, as well as Law. Numerous positions are open for both legal and technical disciplines.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW655F: Int'l Intellectual Property

Workshop on advanced topics in intellectual property.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
677

LAW655P: Corporate Governance

This course will explore some of the major corporate governance issues confronting public corporations in the United States today. The course will explore the techniques being developed to assure that corporate management properly serves the goals of the corporation and its shareholders. It will examine in depth the definition of corporate objectives, the role of the board of directors and board committees, the methods of electing boards and holding them accountable, and the role of lawyers and independent accountants in the governance process.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW655R: Intellectual Prop Law

This is a survey course covering the main areas of intellectual property law - patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. It introduces each subject and explores commonalities and differences among different systems of intellectual property protection. This course is intended for the non-specialist interested in a general introduction to intellectual property law.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
678

LAW655V: Patent Litigation Fundamentls

This course is designed for students who want to learn about patent litigation from either a litigation or business perspective. The course should appeal to students who are interested in technology-based litigation, those who are thinking of specializing in patent prosecution, as well as those who are interested in learning how to evaluate the risks and benefits associated with actual and potential patent suits from the perspective of a venture capitalist or business lawyer.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW656A: Intergovernmental Relations

The course will address the relationship between Indigenous nations and other governments.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
679

LAW656B: Comparative Indigenous Governa

The course will examine different Indigenous systems across the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW656C: Indian Energy Law

This course will familiarize students with the jurisdictional, governance, statutory, regulatory, and legal contracting topics necessary to understand energy development in Indian Country. Tribes have almost 5% of the renewable energy resources and almost 10% of the conventional resources in the country. The ability to develop these resources, so that tribes can directly benefit, requires a good understanding of the multiple jurisdictions and regulatory schemes as well as the various legal contracting mechanisms the energy marketplace requires.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
680

LAW656F: Clt Prop Indigenous Peop

This course will cover tangible and intellectual cultural property, its identity, ownership, appropriation and repatriation and will begin with the history of the appropriation of cultural materials and the development of national and international laws.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW661A: Moot Court National Team


Terms offered: Spring 2023
681

LAW661B: Moot Court Board


Terms offered: Spring 2023
682

LAW661C: NALSA Moot Court

This course is for students who are representing the College of Law at the National NALSA Moot Court Competition. Each year, the team(s) will be selected in the early fall. The competition problem is traditionally released in the middle of the Fall semester, with the brief due in January and the competition itself in February. The students chosen for the team will meet on a regular basis to prepare for the competition. The content and timing of the meetings will vary and will depend on the competition time table. Students will be expected to meet with each other and with the coach regarding brief writing and oral arguments. Students who are unable or unwilling to attend the vast majority of scheduled meetings will be dropped from the team.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
683

LAW661D: Patent Moot Court

Students will prepare for and compete in the Giles S. Rich Patent Moot Court Competition. Students will: - Participate in meetings and trainings in the fall and spring semester; - Participate in an internal mini-competition, including briefing and oral argument, to determine who will be the Arizona Law team representatives in the national competition; - Participate in performing legal research and drafting briefs over the competition problem; - Participate in twice-weekly formal oral-argument practices in the weeks leading up to the regional and nations rounds of the competition; - Arizona Law team representatives will travel to and participate in the regional round of the competition; - After winning the regional round, the Arizona Law team representatives will travel to and participate in the national round of the competition.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
684

LAW661E: Trademark Moot Court

Students will prepare for and compete in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition. Students will: - Participate in meetings and trainings in the fall and spring semester; - Participate in an internal mini-competition, including briefing and oral argument, to determine who will be the Arizona Law team representatives in the national competition; - Participate in performing legal research and drafting briefs over the competition problem; - Participate in twice-weekly formal oral-argument practices in the weeks leading up to the regional and nations rounds of the competition; - Arizona Law team representatives will travel to and participate in the regional round of the competition; - After winning the regional round, the Arizona Law team representatives will travel to and participate in the national round of the competition.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
685

LAW664: Sports Lawyering

This course introduces students to the practice of law in a sports law context. It can be taken in addition to a traditional sports law class or independently. No prior knowledge of any particular substantive area of law, other than first year courses, is assumed.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW668: Pretrial Litigation


Terms offered: Spring 2023
686

LAW670: Public International Law


Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW671: Law And Humanities


Terms offered: Spring 2023
687

LAW672B: Leadership in Legal Innovation

The Innovation for Justice Program (i4J) exposes students to the justice gap, engages students in thinking critically about the power of technology and innovation to close that gap, and empowers students to be disruptive problem-solvers in the changing world of legal services. Students work across disciplines and with government, private and community partners, implementing design thinking and systems thinking to create new models of legal empowerment. Students in this course will play a leadership role within the i4J Program in one of two ways: (1) active participation as a leader and mentor in an ongoing entry-level i4J course, mentoring students who are new to the i4J Program and assisting in facilitating of class activities and community engagement; or (2) active participation as a project leader for an ongoing i4J project, participating in i4J research and collaborating with the Program Director, peers and community stakeholders to advance the work of the i4J Program.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
688

LAW673A: Justice, Law and Capitalism

In this course we will study issues of distributive justice and ethical issues concerning climate change with particular emphasis on questions about justice in the distribution of burdens and benefits in climate change policy and law. We will study these issues by examining the work of some of the leading scholars in these areas. The main issues in distributive justice concern the just distribution of benefits and burdens of social organization.
Terms offered: Spring 2023

LAW674: Clinical Practice

Experiential learning is an essential ingredient in the educational process. Our extensive clinical education offerings include in-house clinics and placement clinics. Whether in-house or placement, when enrolled in a clinic, you will be working on real cases, with real clients, under the supervision of a practicing attorney. Enrollment in a clinical course also fulfills the JD graduation requirement of a professional skills course. For many students, working in a clinic brings added meaning to their law school experience. For more information on the individual clinics, please visit law.arizona.edu.
Terms offered: Spring 2023
689

LAW676A: Juvenile Law