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AIS160A1: Many Nations/Native Am

An interdisciplinary survey of native peoples in North and Central America, from their origins to present. This course is structured around the themes of sovereignty, cultural diversity, native epistemologies, the Columbian exchange, and cultural transformation and survival. These themes integrate our examination of seven native Nations, ranging from the Aztec of Central Mexico to the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. The course focuses on homelands and origins, intercultural exchange, demography, ecological transformation, the impacts of introduced epidemic diseases, processes of colonialism, social organization and culture, education, and contemporary issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS204B: Intermediate Navajo

Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS210: Amer Indian Languages

This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS212: Intro to American Indian Reli

An introduction to American Indian religious systems and their larger functions in communities and in history. Of particular importance are the history and effects of colonialism and missionization on native peoples, their continuing struggles for religious freedom and cultural and linguistic survival, and the ways in which American Indians use religion, both past and present, to respond to social, cultural, political, and geographical changes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS220: Contemp Am Indian Issues

This course introduces student to various approaches and theories involved in American Indian studies. Intended for those minoring in American Indian studies, course serves as basis for further upper division course work. Provides overview of current issues affecting tribes in U.S. Large component focuses on contemporary U.S. policy toward Native Americans and its affect within Native communities.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS307B: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS336: Hist/Phil of Dine People

A study of events in Dine history in relation to the political, societal and economic context of American history. A review of Dine philosophical and world views, examination of the history and federal Indian policy as applied to the Dine. Interactive in nature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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AIS381: African/Indigenous Reli

This course examines religious beliefs in Africa in order to illuminate connections between religion and culture on that continent, and to examine the relationship between religio-culture and the socio-economic and political forces that shape contemporary African societies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS415: Am Indians+Urban Exprnce

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

AIS418: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS421: Ethnology North America

Origin and distribution of native populations of North America; historical development and interrelations of cultures.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS426A: Indigenous Economics

Indigenous and aboriginal peoples in the Americas developed distinctive economic systems prior to contact with Europe. As the world economic system developed, indigenous peoples attempted to preserve their ways of life as best they could, with some success. This course examines the ontological, epistemological and moral bases of indigenous economic theory with application to contemporary problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS437: Indigenous Health

This course introduces students to health issues facing Indigenous populations. The course itself is divided into four units. Unit 1 is a general review of the definition, conceptualization, and everyday experience of Indigeneity. It provides an overview of colonization with an emphasis on its ongoing impact on health care and health research with Indigenous populations. Unit 2 discusses what health might mean from an Indigenous perspective. Unit 3 presents ethical considerations that may be especially important when working with Indigenous populations. Finally, Unit 4 offers a hopeful look toward the future of Indigenous health as Indigenous people continue to move forward in claiming their health and empowering their communities. For your final paper you will conduct a content analysis (this is your original Sociological research!) of media clippings from two recent Indigenous-led efforts that can have a positive impact on Indigenous health, broadly defined.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS441A: Nat Rsrc Mgmt Native Com

This course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in natural resource management and the environment in Native communities using integrated case studies that survey all the major varieties of environmental issues in Indian Country in the 21st century. A central theme will be developing tribally-specific solutions to rebuilding the resiliency of degraded ecosystems. We will consider particular case studies such as: tribal sovereignty, land tenure, reserved rights and Native claims; Native knowledge systems and Western science; co-management and restoration; water; fish and wildlife; agriculture and rangeland management; energy, mining and nuclear waste; and global climate change.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS448: Research in Indian Communities

In this class we will learn how research is conducted -- from the generation of a research idea for your own research desires and the needs of your employer to the presentation of research results -- and you will gain practical experience that can be presented on your resume. The employer we will pick will be a Native Nation and its social research needs. For individual needs it will be the construction of a draft research project that you can use to apply for graduate school or a job. Knowing how to conceptualize a research project is very important. Knowing how to undertake the research, evaluate the results and convey them to research communities and employers is very important as well.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021

AIS465: Tribal Colleges

An introduction to tribal college and universities (TCUs) which includes a discussion of their history, mission, governance, organization, finances, characteristics, support services, roles, responsibilities, evaluation, students, personnel (faculty/staff), challenges and future issues. As a minority serving institution (MSI), the TCUs experience is analyzed and compared to other such institutions as well as mainstream. TCUs are a success story in American Indian education; a grassroots effort by Native communities wanting quality higher education that reflects tribal traditions, values and culture. TCUs are an example of tribal communities practicing self-determination, nation building and sovereignty.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS477: Studies Native Amer Lit


Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS493: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021
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AIS498H: Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS499: Independent Study

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

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

AIS518: Southwest Land+Society

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth familiarity with a subfield of choice through preparation of a substantial research paper (15-25 pages) and submission of weekly critical memos on required readings.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS521: Ethnology North America

Origin and distribution of native populations of North America; historical development and interrelations of cultures. Graduate-level requirements include an oral presentation and a research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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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 2021
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AIS541A: Nat Rsrc Mgmt Native Com

This course is a survey of basic issues and concepts in natural resource management and the environment in Native communities using integrated case studies that survey all the major varieties of environmental issues in Indian Country in the 21st century. A central theme will be developing tribally-specific solutions to rebuilding the resiliency of degraded ecosystems. We will consider particular case studies such as: tribal sovereignty, land tenure, reserved rights and Native claims; Native knowledge systems and Western science; co-management and restoration; water; fish and wildlife; agriculture and rangeland management; energy, mining and nuclear waste; and global climate change. Graduate-level requirements include Increased length of writing assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021
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AIS565: Tribal Colleges

This course provides an introduction to the tribal colleges, which includes a discussion of their history, mission, governance, organization, finance, curriculum, and current challenges. It also includes student characteristics and support services, faculty characteristics, support services, roles, responsibilities and evaluation, and an introduction to assessment of learning in the tribal college.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS577: Stdy American Indian Lit

In-depth study of works by and/or about American Indian writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS593: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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AIS597F: Comm/School Garden Workshop

This workshop-based course is designed to enable UA undergraduate and graduate students to work in Tucson-area schools and community sites helping stakeholders to plant, harvest and prepare foods from their garden as well as use the garden as a learning space. As a member of a school or community garden team, students are likely to cover a wide range of activities from maintaining a compost pile to administering lesson plans for teaching in the garden to weeding, planting, and organizing work crews. In addition to attending one 3-hour weekend workshop, students are required to attend weekly class meetings on the UA campus. Most of the course, however, revolves around independent and sustained involvement with a Tucson school or community garden. No teaching or gardening experience is required.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS599: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS631B: Tribal Courts+Tribal Law


Terms offered: Spring 2021
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AIS631D: Rebuilding Native Nations

This course examines the development challenges faced by contemporary Native nations. Utilizing numerous case studies and extensive research on what is working and what is not working to promote the social, political, cultural and economic strengthening of American Indian nations, the course emphasizes themes applicable to community development worldwide. Historical and relevant federal Indian policy and case law are used as background material, but the course emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the "nation building" revolution underway in Indian Country. Additional emphasis is placed on how tribal initiatives can conflict with federal case law, state jurisdiction, and federal policies and politics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS638: Culture Contact+Colonial

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

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

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 2021
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AIS699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

AIS900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2021
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AIS104B: 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 2021
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Anthropology
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ANTH150A1: Race, Ethnicity+Am Dream

Mind, Self and Language - Do Americans talk about race all the time or not enough? How is the idea of race woven into the fabric of our nation? How does it shape our daily life and our sense of self? How does it structure inequality in our society? This class explores race and ethnicity in the U.S. today. Approved as: General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH150B1: Many Ways of Being Human

This course introduces the student to anthropological perspectives on cultural diversity. The course focuses on gender, race, ethnicity and class through readings by and about peoples of the non-western world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH150C1: Humanity: A How to Guide

The ways we investigate the human experience are as diverse as those experiences themselves. This course examines human origins, diversity, and culture through foundational readings and case studies that emphasize current global approaches to studying humanity with the goal of better understanding our place in the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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ANTH160D2: Origins of Hum Diversity

Topics in Culture and Civilization - This course explores the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last several million years and examines human similarities and diversity globally. Approaches utilized include archaeology, biological anthropology, ecology, genetics, and geology.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ANTH170C1: Human Var in Mod World

Fundamental concepts and principles of human biology emphasizing the evolutionary processes that create organic diversity. An in-depth study of biological differences existing within and between populations of our species focusing on genetic mechanisms and adaptive strategies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH199: Independent Study

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

ANTH199H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH200: Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary theories and methods in use among cultural anthropologists.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH201: Resources and Civilizations

The availability and use of nonrenewable resources such as hydrocarbons, coal, metals, stone, and industrial minerals has shaped the development of human societies from the Stone Age to the present, and will continue to affect future humanity. This course explores the uneven natural distribution and varying abundance of nonrenewable resources in the world; how humans have extracted and used them over time; and how nonrenewable resource extraction and use have affected the development of world civilizations. Major themes of this course include resource exhaustion, technological substitution, the geopolitics of resources, and unintended social and environmental side effects of nonrenewable resource extraction and use.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH202: Applying Anth Globl Cntx

Course introduces students to the orders of meaning and power that influence human living and working conditions, as well as the capacity of human beings to alter those conditions. A combination of lectures, readings, films, class discussions and exercises will familiarize students with approaches to global problems in applied anthropology and the solutions that the discipline has proposed.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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ANTH222: Afr Am Std:Hist of Ideas

This course is concerned with the history of oppression of African and other Indigenous peoples in the world and examines ideas by radical philosophers and scholars from the African Diaspora directed toward liberation from oppression.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2021

ANTH299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH306: Latin American Health

What does a pandemic like Covid-19 teach us about health today? As we continue to grapple with the tragedies and drastic changes to social life induced by the Corona virus, this course invites students to reconsider health and medicine in Latin America through the concept of the pandemic. This course, however, does not offer a comprehensive account of historical and contemporary pandemics in the Latin American region. Instead, it asks students to analyze the idea of the pandemic itself--an injurious force that spreads across land masses, oceans, and national borders--- to reassess our understanding of health today. The course will argue that in order to analyze health problems in Latin American localities, we must always hold in mind the figure of the pandemic or, in other words, to imagine how the global is always constitutive of local dynamics of health.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ANTH310: Culture + the Individual

Cultural and psychological dimensions of human development and human behavior.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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Arabic
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ARB101: Elementary Arabic I

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ARB102: Elementary Arabic II

Conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ARB199: Independent Study

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

ARB399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ARB401: Intermediate Arabic I

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ARB402: Intermediate Arabic II

Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021

ARB408: 4th Year Arabic II

The course is designed to promote the development of superior level proficiency in all four-language skills by increasing students' vocabulary, strengthening the reading abilities, refining and expanding students' knowledge of sentence structure and the mechanism of the Arabic verb system.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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ARB427A: Colloq Moroccan Arabic

Introduction to Moroccan, its vocabulary, structure and sound system through a communicative learning approach.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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Care, Health, and Society
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
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CHS399: Independent Study

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

CHS401: Health Disparities in Society

This course introduces students to the sociological study of health disparities. The purpose of the course is to examine the link between social position and health patterns in the US population. Specific topics include, for example, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, aging, family, and religious involvement.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021
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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 2021

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 2021
67
Communication
68

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 2021
69

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 2021
70

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 2021

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 2021
71

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 2021
72

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 2021
73

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 2021
74

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 2021
75

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 2021

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 2021
76

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 2021
77

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 2021

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 2021
78

COMM312: Appl Organizational Comm

Analysis of organizational communication processes, and development of interpersonal, presentational, and group communication skills that are useful in business, governmental, and professional organizations. Junior standing suggested.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

COMM314: Creative Professional Comm

The discovery and development of effective creative communication for undergraduate students. The class includes an overview of creativity and communication strategies that relate to personal and professional situations. Learning modules include creative development, promotion techniques and skills as well as focus on establishing, maintaining and leading relationships through the integrated marketing communications process.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
79

COMM318: Persuasion

Theories of Social Influence with particular attention to the means of changing attitudes and behaviors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
80

COMM393: Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

COMM399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
81

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 2021

COMM404: Comm & Leadership

This course introduces students to the role of communication in organizational leadership. Students learn current theory, strategies and tactics for effective leadership communication.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
82

COMM405: Mass Comm And Children

This course employs a developmental perspective to examining the relationship between the mass media and young audience members. Major topics covered include issues related to children and adolescents as a unique audience (e.g., media use habits, attention and comprehension of media content), media and their content (e.g., media violence, advertising, educational programming), media effects (e.g., fear reactions, construction of role and reality perceptions), and intervention issues (e.g., parental mediation of media exposure, media literacy, and relevant public policy).
Terms offered: Spring 2021

COMM407: Family Communication

Focus on issues related to family interaction, functioning, and communication. We will examine research and theories from communication, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Readings and discussions will include coverage of marital, parent-child, sibling, and intergenerational interactions in the family. Research on topics such as marital satisfaction, divorce, courtship, and the impact of the family on its children (and vice versa) will be examined. We will also focus on the nature of family interaction as it is associated with family dysfunction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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COMM411: Comm+Conflict Management

Consideration of theory and research pertaining to the handling of conflict across diverse contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
84

COMM450: Communication+Cognition

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

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 2021
85

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 2021

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 2021
86

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 2021

COMM499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
87

COMM499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
88

COMM502: Comm & Music

This course focuses on the connections between music and Communication from a social scientific perspective. The course includes three broad sections: 1. Music as communication discusses the definition of music as a form of communication, and its connections to verbal and nonverbal communication. 2. Music as mass communication examines social scientific research on motivations for producing and consuming music, as well as music's content and effects. 3. Music as intergroup communication considers music as a communication phenomenon in the context of intergroup relations, focusing on music's role in exacerbating and ameliorating intergroup conflict. Graduate level requirements include the same requirements as the undergraduate, but with a more extensive research paper involving data collection, and a longer and more analytical short paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
89

COMM550: Communication+Cognition

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

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 2021
90

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 2021

COMM610: Communication Theory I

An overview of theoretical perspectives on the role of verbal and nonverbal communication in the process of generating and understanding development of interpersonal relationships.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
91

COMM696E: Mass Media

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

COMM696F: Tpc Psycholing+Lang Proc

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting with in depth investigation of topics in Psycholinguistics and Language Processing. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
92

COMM696R: Advanced Comm Research Methods

Course is a graduate-level seminar in Advanced Research Communication Methods. Students will read primary research in Communication relating to Research Methods and learn the key theoretical perspectives in the area. They will become familiar with current areas of interest in the topic area and future directions. Course will involve lecture, discussion, and the production of graduate level coursework. Specific content areas will vary by semester and instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

COMM699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
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COMM900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
94

COMM920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
95
Development Practice
96

DVP602: Culture in Sustain Development

This course emphasizes the cultural and spatial dimensions to development practice and promotes sensitivity to the unique development practice challenges related to language and culture. Students are exposed to a range of regional contexts and are expected to expand their knowledge and understanding of a specific cultural area. The specific regional themes focus on the impacts of culture on problems related to health and nutrition, natural resource management, governance, and economic decision-making, among other. Faculty from different core competency disciplines will participate in this course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
97

DVP620: Intro to Natural Systems

This course presents the basic concept and principles of ecosystem analysis, the services those ecosystems provide, and the impacts of human-environment interactions. Instructional units will provide a clear understanding of the ecology and management of arid and semi-arid lands, rangelands, and forests. The importance to development of hydrologic resources (water availability and quality) in all of these environments will be explored with specific emphasis on the concepts of ecohydrology and watershed management. These units will be followed by instruction in the current concepts and practices in wildlife and fisheries conservation and management and will emphasize the importance of the biotic resources of ecosystems.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
98

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 2021

DVP699: Independent Study

Qualified Development Practice students will work on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
99

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 2021
100
Economics
101
English
102

ENGL101: First-Year Composition

Exposition, emphasis on essays.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL101A: 1st-Year Comp with Discussion

Exposition, emphasis on essays with writing discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
103

ENGL102: First-Year Composition

Critical papers on selected subjects.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL106: Engl Comp Esl Students

In this course, international students for whom English is an additional/second language develop academic literacy skills for university writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
104

ENGL107: Engl Comp ESL Students

English 101/107 familiarizes students with the social and situated nature of writing--that is, with the ways in which writing is tied to purpose, audience/community, and topic/content. As such, there is a heavy emphasis on community, genre, and rhetorical situation. Through informal and formal writing, students will write in several genres, analyzing how purpose, audience, and context shape research, strategies for organization, and language usage, components that will be developed further in the second semester class. In addition, the course introduces practices of research inquiry in writing. Reflection on students' writing is also formally built into the entire course, culminating in a final portfolio.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
105

ENGL108: Engl Comp ESL Students

Critical papers on selected subjects for ESL students. All entering international students must take a placement examination given at the beginning of each semester and summer session. Contact the Writing Program.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL109H: Adv First-Year Compositn

Critical papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
106

ENGL160A2: Food Writing

This course explores the literature of food and food issues and their relationship to cultural values. Students will analyze food as personal and cultural symbol and investigate food writing to explore connections between food traditions and social justice, culture creation, and worldview. The course will consider all types of food writing and in honor of Tucson's recent designation as a City of Gastronomy there will be an emphasis on local community foods, food writing, and food culture. Through research and through personal memories, narratives, and field study, students will compose essays formulating their own arguments about culture using various rhetorical strategies common in food writing. Workshop and revision of essays will also be an important aspect of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
107

ENGL197B: Writing Studio

Supplemental writing workshop for designated sections of English 101
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL201: Intro Writ Creat Nonfict

This course is intended to give students a practical understanding of beginning techniques of nonfiction writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original nonfiction, and readings in contemporary nonfiction. The course complements existing courses in poetry (ENGL209) and fiction (ENGL210). All three courses are intended to improve undergraduate education by providing contact hours with Creative Writing faculty members early in the undergraduate's course of study.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
108

ENGL209: Intro Writing Of Poetry

Beginning techniques of poetry writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original poetry, and readings in contemporary poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL210: Intro Writing Of Fiction

Beginning techniques of fiction writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original fiction, and readings in contemporary fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
109

ENGL215: Elmnts of Craft/Creative Write

Multi-genre craft course introducing creative writing craft terms and concepts via intensive reading in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL217: Grammar and Editing in Context

An English grammar and editing course in which students will learn and apply contextual strategies for editing their own writing, as well as the writing of others, for grammar, style, and format.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
110

ENGL230: Intro:African Literature

Anglophone and Francophone literature. Focuses on major authors; Achebe, Soyinka, Head, Wa Thiong'O, Brutus, Emecheta. Employs bio-literary analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL248B: Intro to Fairy Tales

Follows fairy tales from their beginnings in storytelling circles into the literary culture and new media.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
111

ENGL263: Tpcs Children Literature

Topics in children's literature, may include "Poetry for children," "Adapting literary classics for children," and others.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
112

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 2021
113

ENGL266: Young Adult Lit

YA Literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing genres. We will read, discuss, and write about a diverse selection of Young Adult novels in order to explore the many facets of this literature and to consider how it shapes our definitions and understandings of adolescence. We will consider the following questions: What purposes does adolescent/young adult literature serve in our culture and society? How do these texts represent and address the adolescent and the state of adolescence? How does this literature reflect and engage the social and cultural contexts in which it was written? How does this literature portray issues of national, cultural, racial, political, and/or sexual/gender identity?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
114

ENGL280: Intro To Literature

Close reading of literary texts, critical analysis, and articulation of intellectually challenging ideas in clear prose.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL294: Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
115

ENGL300: Literature and Film

Comparative study of literature and cinema as aesthetic media.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL303: Black Womanist Writers

This course examines the lives and writings of Black women from selected ethnicities such as Caribbean, Canadian, Latin American and African American who, despite geography, form bridges to meet and develop a dialogue which enlightens us.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
116

ENGL304: Inter Fiction Writing

Practice in writing short fiction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL306: Advanced Composition

Study of genre and rhetorical situation; advanced practice in expository writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
117

ENGL307: Business Writing

Practice in writing business letters, reports and proposals.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL308: Technical Writing

Analysis and presentation of scientific and technical information.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
118

ENGL309: Poetry Writing

Practice in writing poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL310: Studies in Genres

The origin and evolution of genres in literature, rhetoric, and nonfiction prose, among others.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
119

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 2021
120

ENGL313: Intro Prof+Techn Writing

An introduction to key concepts and practices of professional and technical writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL314: Prison Writing

The Prison Writing Course encourages reflection and response to "narratives" about prison and inmates and examines larger societal issues surrounding this topic. The lectures and main assignments will encourage students to look at received perspectives of prison and prison issues (past), allow for response to issues raised in the readings and within class discussions (present), and then give students the opportunity to propose a community project that addresses some issue raised or encountered throughout the course (future).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
121

ENGL321: Sound and Literature

Alexander Pope claimed that in poetry sound must seem an echo to the sense. But how exactly does this echo work? And what happens if we reverse the order and say, sense must seem an echo to the sound, as often happens in nursery rhymes, nonsense verse, experimental writing, and song lyrics? In this class, we will examine the ways in which the new and rapidly expanding field of sound studies can help us answer these and many more questions about the work of sound in, and on, literature. Sound studies combines a variety of disciplines in order to listen to the ways in which different theories and practices of sound connect with each other. It combines literature, poetics, music, performance, film studies, linguistics, acoustics, environmental studies, recording arts, history, philosophy, and more. In this class, we will deepen our knowledge about the relationship between sound and literature by listening closely to poetry, prose, songs, performances, and musical works. We will also read statements and essays that will deepen and complicate our sense of the world in and through sound. Ultimately, we will think through the ways in which literature helps us hear our environments' and each other with a critical and empathetic ear.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
122

ENGL322: Struct+Meaning Of Words

An in-depth introduction to the sounds, structures, meanings and history of English words. At the end of the course, you will know more about the answers to questions like this: Why are English alphabet letters pronounced they way they are? How do we use our mouths to make the sounds of English? What makes certain poems sound rhythmic and metrical? What are the rules that govern the construction of English words from suffixes and prefixes? How do children begin to identify and acquire words from the speech they hear? How did English come to be the language spoken in England? Why is English full of borrowed words? Why is English spelling so inconsistent?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
123

ENGL340: Topics In Prof+Tech Wrtg

An advanced topics course on professional and technical writing
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
124

ENGL351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

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

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 2021
125

ENGL362: Rhetorical Theory/Inquiry/Prac

This course examines historical trends in rhetoric, both as a field of study and as a practical art. The course connects theories of rhetoric to the historical development of literacy, print and electronic media, forms of public discourse, and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
126

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

A survey of British and American literature from 1660 to the Victorian period, with emphasis on major writers in their literary and historical contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL380: Literary Analysis

Introduction to the various modes, techniques, and terminology of practical criticism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
127

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 2021

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 2021
128

ENGL394: Practicum

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

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 2021
129

ENGL401: Adv Crtv Non-Fict Writ

Writing-Emphasis Course for creative writing majors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
130

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 2021
131

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 2021

ENGL410: Teaching Of Composition

Theory and practice of teaching writing in secondary schools and colleges.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
132

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 2021

ENGL414: Adv Scientific Writing

Preparation of professional literature for publication.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
133

ENGL423: Tpc Caribbean Clt,Lit+Id

The aim of the course is to investigate African Caribbean writings in English on issues from slavery through the 20th century. the key focus will be on issues from what is now considered the post colonial islands and countries. It will also take into account, the growing body of literature by Caribbean women writers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL427: Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales and other poems, read in Middle English.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
134

ENGL430: User Experience Research

This course offers students an opportunity to learn and practice methods and skills in engaging user communities at every step of their writing and design processes and reporting effectively on their research. By partnering with the campus-wide, interdisciplinary User Experience Initiative (UXI), located in the LifeLab in the Student Union, the course provides a user-centered, collaborative space for students to gain research skills, work on projects connected to their interests, and develop communicative, cultural, and technological resources in and beyond the classroom.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL431A: Shakespeare

Twelve comedies, histories and tragedies from the period 1590-1600 (including Hamlet).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
135

ENGL431B: Shakespeare

Ten comedies, tragedies and tragicomedies from the period 1601-1613.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ENGL455: Tchng Engl As Sec Lang

A general overview of the profession covering prominent theories, methodologies, and procedures influencing the field.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
136
eSociety
137

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 2021
138

ESOC210: Hacking & Open Source Culture

This course examines the popular image of hackers and hacking by considering the larger cultural context of information sharing in the digital age. This course introduces students to theories and practices of information sharing including the public domain, information as a common public good, hacking, copy left, open source software, open access publishing, and the creative commons.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
139

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 2021
140

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 2021

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 2021
141

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 2021
142

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 2021
143

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 2021

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 2021
144

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 2021
145

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 2021
146

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 2021
147

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 2021
148

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 2021
149

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 2021
150

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 2021
151

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 2021
152

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 2021
153

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 2021
154

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 2021
155

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 2021
156
Environmental Studies
157

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 2021

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 2021
158

EVS368: The Green Economy

The Green Economy. What is it and how does it function? What does it mean for our future? What are the implications for cities, community, and globalization? What kind of policies lay the foundation for green economic development, and what challenges and opportunities lie within? And what does 'green' mean anyway? This course is a challenging exploration into the day-to-day practices and policies of the green economy, particularly in the United States and the Southwest. The class will be devoted to understanding how the green economy functions and why, through readings, lectures, visiting speakers, and field studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
159

EVS404: The Politics Of Nature

Surveys political problems in environment/society relations by exploring the history of geographic theory surrounding environmental politics, surveying the local and global actors in conflicts, and addressing questions of biodiversity loss, forest conservation, and urban hazards.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

EVS498: Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior Standing required.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
160
Food Studies
161

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 2021
162

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 2021
163

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 2021
164

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 2021
165

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 2021
166
Geography & Development
167

GEOG150B1: Geography and Global Issues

This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts pertinent to the study of individuals and societies. In focusing on models and explanations of how things are interrelated in earth space. Students are given a clearer understanding of the economic, social, and political systems with which individuals live and operate.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
168

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 2021

GEOG210: Pol+Cult Geog/Globaliz

This course examines how systems of difference provide revealing analytical categories for understanding the political and cultural geography of globalization and develops critical thinking skills that can be used effectively beyond this course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
169

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 2021

GEOG222: Fundamental Geog. Techniques

This class is designed to furnish students with a basic set of skills in recognizing, locating, processing and analyzing geographic data. These skills provide a foundation for upper-level classes in statistical methods, Geographic Information Systems, urban and regional development. These skills also provide a basic professional preparation for employment market requirements including defining research questions, selecting suitable geographic tools and methods to investigate, harvesting and analyzing data, and in presenting findings using computer mapping, spreadsheet, and charting software.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
170

GEOG230: Our Changing Climate

Where, when, and why is climate changing? We will answer these questions via computer visualization and hands-on exploration of satellite images, time-series, and other climate variability data at global, regional, and local scales, and from paleoclimate to modern instrumental record.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
171

GEOG251: Wrld Reg:Comp+Glob Persp

Survey and comparison of major world regions with a focus on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

GEOG252: Global Borders/Migration/Refug

This course explores the broad trends shaping global migration, with particular emphasis on the political geographies of borders, population displacement and human rights, and comparative immigration and refugee experiences.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
172

GEOG256: Sustainable Cities+Socs

Urbanization and cities within the sustainability framework. Global urbanization, social justice, environmental equity, growth management, "the new urbanism." International cases. Web based projects.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
173

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 2021

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 2021
174

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 2021
175

GEOG315: GIST Programming I

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of programming for Geographic Information Systems using Python. Students will be taught elements, methods and theories of scripting in Python including how to write and manipulate functions, loops, strings, lists, dictionaries, and classes with an emphasis on how to apply these tools to writing scripts in the ArcGIS environment. The only way to learn programming is by doing, and therefore this course is based on weekly coding assignments, supplemented by traditional readings and lecture materials that will build students' conceptual understanding of their burgeoning skills. Assessment will be based on weekly assignments, two midterm exams, and one in class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
176

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 2021
177

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 2021
178

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 2021

GEOG367: Population Geography

Fertility, mortality, and migration as agents of demographic change. Topics include fertility control and LDCs; working mothers and NDCs; aging societies; legal/illegal immigration in the U.S., population policies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
179

GEOG368: The Green Economy

The Green Economy. What is it and how does it function? What does it mean for our future? What are the implications for cities, community, and globalization? What kind of policies lay the foundation for green economic development, and what challenges and opportunities lie within? And what does 'green' mean anyway? This course is a challenging exploration into the day-to-day practices and policies of the green economy, particularly in the United States and the Southwest. The class will be devoted to understanding how the green economy functions and why, through readings, lectures, visiting speakers, and field studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
180

GEOG372: Geography and Gender

This course is an introduction to gender and geography. Students will explore a cross-section of geographic research that provides a variety of perspectives on geography and women, gendered geographies, and feminist frameworks.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
181

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 2021

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 2021
182

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 2021

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 2021
183

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 2021

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 2021
184

GEOG399: Independent Study

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

GEOG399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
185

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 2021

GEOG404: The Politics Of Nature

Surveys political problems in environment/society relations by exploring the history of geographic theory surrounding environmental politics, surveying the local and global actors in conflicts, and addressing questions of biodiversity loss, forest conservation, and urban hazards.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
186

GEOG408: Arizona + The Southwest

The changing character of the land and human occupancy of it, with emphasis on Arizona; historically and problem oriented.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

GEOG415: GIST Programming II

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 2021
187
Geographic Information Systems Technology
188

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 2021

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 2021
189

GIST315: GIST Programming I

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of programming for Geographic Information Systems using Python. Students will be taught elements, methods and theories of scripting in Python including how to write and manipulate functions, loops, strings, lists, dictionaries, and classes with an emphasis on how to apply these tools to writing scripts in the ArcGIS environment. The only way to learn programming is by doing, and therefore this course is based on weekly coding assignments, supplemented by traditional readings and lecture materials that will build students' conceptual understanding of their burgeoning skills. Assessment will be based on weekly assignments, two midterm exams, and one in class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
190

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 2021

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 2021
191

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 2021

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 2021
192

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 2021

GIST483: Geog Aplcn Remote Sens

Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
193

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 2021

GIST519: Cartographic Mod Nat Res

Computer techniques for analyzing, modeling, and displaying geographic information. Development of spatially oriented problem design and the use of logic are applied to the use of GIS programs. Emphasis on applications in land resources management and planning. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
194

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 2021
195

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 2021

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 2021
196

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 2021
197

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 2021
198

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 2021
199

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 2021
200
Gender & Women's Studies
201

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 2021
202

GWS150B5: Sport, Sex, Identity

This course is an exploration of the ways in which sports, as a reflection of society, are shaped by differences in social power, especially ideas about gender and race. Topics include access to and conduct of youth and high school sports; access to and outcomes of participation in collegiate and professional sports, institutions and occupations and achievement in sports. How do sports reflect, reinforce, and challenge conventional ideas about health, bodies, sexuality, inequality, and identity? Explore new ideas about sports and related activities as they intersect with popular culture and science. Core topics include race, gender, sexuality, and national identity projects, and basic landmarks in the history of sport in the US. Secondary topics will vary but may include eating disorders/obesity, college sports finance and participation, injuries and risk, fitness crazes, sports participation and economic inequality, ability/disability, health disparities and physical activity, and related topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
203

GWS200: Women+Western Culture

Examines the various ways in which women have been depicted in western philosophy, literature, and the arts from the classical Greek period to the present. Explores women's cultural expressions and representations of themselves.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

GWS240: Gender in Transnational World

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to concepts of gender and an understanding of how gender shapes U.S. society, economy, politics, and culture. Through readings, guest lectures, discussions, films, and writing assignments, students learn how race, class, sexuality, culture, religion, and geopolitics inform gender. Focusing on topics including work, family, body, media, political organizing, and tourism, the course also explores how U.S. gender systems have shaped and been shaped by colonialism, capitalism, warfare, and interactions with people in other parts of the world, historically and now.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
204

GWS254: Hist Wmn US:1890-Present

Survey of diverse groups of women throughout colonial America and United States and their influence upon tribes, race, empire, politics, labor, economies, and society, 1890 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
205

GWS260: Sex, Gender, and Technology

This Tier Two course draws on a variety of texts and media to explore the ways in which sex, gender, and the body are not as "natural" as we generally assume, and are in fact "always already" shaped by technology. To bring these ideas into sharper focus, we will pay attention to the ways that boundaries between humans, animals, and machines are constructed, and how they are broken down. Topics may include assisted reproduction, biotechnology, biological bodily differences, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, intersex and transgender issues, queer theory, sexual diversity in nature, sex toys, robotics, artificial intelligence, biopolitics and other similar issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
206

GWS299: Independent Study

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

GWS299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
207

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 2021

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 2021
208

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 2021

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 2021
209

GWS312: Latina/O Popular Culture

This course examines how Latinas/os have been a major force in the production of popular culture. In particular we will critically examine discourses of "Latinidad" (a seamless construction of Latinos as a monolithic group) in the corporate production of identities. Latinidad also provides the contradictory grounds where consumer culture meets Latina/o performance. Some artists choose to reappropriate commercial spaces as sites of empowerment, while others are complicit in perpetuating stereotypical representations of Latinas/os. We will explore the construction of Latina/o identities as they influence and produce particular racial, sexual and gendered identities. Furthermore, the course focuses on the real-world implications for these performances as they commodify Latina/o culture. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to Latina/o/Chicana/o musical production, movies, television, advertising, magazines, literary texts, performance art, murals, installation art, music videos, and animation within a historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
210

GWS316: Sex and Salvation in Lat Amer

What do witches in colonial Guatemala, Mexican nuns, born-again gang members in Honduras, Catholics undergoing in-vitro fertilization in Ecuador, and lesbian Afro-Brazilian Candomblé practitioners have in common? Their experiences tell us something about the complex intersection of sex, gender, and religion in Latin America. This course takes an anthropological approach to consider two central questions: (1) What role do religious ideologies and institutions play in the social construction of sexuality and gender in Latin America? (2) How do Latin Americans enact and contest gender power relations through their religious practices, thus contributing to processes of social change in the region? To address these questions, this class focuses on gender and its relationship to sexual desires and transgressions across diverse religious traditions from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
211

GWS325: Gndr/Sex & Intrnatl Migr

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

GWS335: Gender and Politics

Examination of politics through the lens of gender hierarchy. Emphasis on how constrictions of masculinity and femininity shape and are shaped by interacting economic, political and ideological practices.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
212

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 2021

GWS351B: Topics LGBTQQC Texts

Survey with emphasis on writers in their literary and historical contexts. From 1950s to contemporary.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
213

GWS372: Geography and Gender

This course is an introduction to gender and geography. Students will explore a cross-section of geographic research that provides a variety of perspectives on geography and women, gendered geographies, and feminist frameworks.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
214

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 2021

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 2021
215

GWS399: Independent Study

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

GWS399H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
216

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 2021
217

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 2021

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 2021
218

GWS452: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

GWS461: Feminist and IR Theories

Issues in epistemology; survey and integration of feminist and IR theories; application of feminist theories to IR.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
219

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 2021

GWS469: Gender & Sexuality in Latin Am

This course explores selected themes in Latin American history through gender as a category of historical analysis. Students will examine histories of men, women, gender and sexuality in different countries and regions of the Americas.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
220

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 2021

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 2021
221

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 2021

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 2021
222

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 2021

GWS499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
223

GWS499H: Honors Independent Study

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

GWS539B: Feminist Theories II

This course is Part 2 of a two-semester survey of feminist theories. The course covers major issues, debates and texts of feminist theory and situates feminist theory in relation to a variety of intellectual and political movements. The course is a discussion format and requires active participation of all students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
224

GWS552: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz. Graduate-level requirements include a more detailed research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
225

GWS570: Feminization of Migrate

Worldwide human migration and displacements are at an all time high because of political, economic, and environmental upheavals. In the Americas, in particular, there has been a steady increase in migration to the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America since the 1960s. The most significant change has been the greater participation of women due in part to the negative impact of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) resulting in the impoverishment of agricultural sectors and lack of employment opportunities, a combination known to produce the feminization of migration. In this class, we will explore this phenomenon and the various challenges borne by women and youths. We will consider relevant theories, such as structural violence, as well as a wide range of perspectives, combining demography, history, ethnography and public policy analysis to better understand issues of borders, transnational identities, human rights, labor rights, and responsibilities of host and sending states.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
226

GWS590: Women Mid East Society

Middle Eastern society viewed from the perspective of women. Examines the extent to which formal definitions of women's nature and roles coincide with women's self-images and activities. Graduate-level requirements include an additional paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
227

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 2021

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 2021
228

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 2021

GWS696J: Sexuality and Aesthetics

The study of sexuality as it pertains to cultural and aesthetic production. Topics may include camp, kitsch, "subcultures," film, music, and popular culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
229

GWS696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

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

GWS699: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
230

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 2021

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 2021
231

GWS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
232
History
233

HIST150C2: Modern Latin America

An interdisciplinary introduction to Latin American societies from the 1820s to the present that gives special emphasis to diversity within Latin America and to dynamic and, hence, historical processes of social, political, cultural, and economic change over time.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST150C4: World Hist 1600-Present

Survey of world history, 1600-2000, emphasizing cross-societal encounters.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
234

HIST150C6: Intro to Political History

This class will focus on persuasion and propaganda, and their role in political history. The course will show students how to recognize political propaganda, and how to distinguish propaganda from reasoned, logical political arguments. The course will have four components: First, it will examine the role of propaganda in totalitarian regimes, such as Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Second, we will examine more "modern" forms of propaganda, as it appears in political advertising, speeches, and newspapers in the United States and other western democracies. Third, we will study the use of logical political arguments, and how these differ from propagandistic arguments. Fourth, this course aims to improve basic skills, especially the incorporation of logical thought and analysis into the writing of student papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
235

HIST160A1: Colonial Latin America

This course examines 1) the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, conquest, settlement, and state-building in the Americas; 2) the impact of European colonization on indigenous American cultures and civilizations, especially the acts of native resistance, accommodation and adaptation that shaped the consequences of this cultural encounter; 3) the forced migration of African peoples to the Americas, including the development of slave societies, and the emergence of regional African-Latin American cultural traditions; and 4) the growth of multiracial social groups who developed new and distinctive cultural forms of their own and eventually came to challenge the cultural and political hegemony of Spain and Portugal.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
236

HIST160A2: Asia and the World

This course explores social, cultural, and political currents in Asia from the fifteenth century to the present. Asia is far too large and diverse to be studied thoroughly in one single semester, and thus this course will serve as an introduction to a number of important themes and topics in the study of East, South, and Southeast Asia. In particular, we will focus on the dynamic movement of people and ideas to investigate multiple sites of interaction within Asia and between Asia and other parts of the world. We will begin with an exploration of the Mughal and Manchu empires in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and conclude with the popularity of Indian Bollywood and Japanese Anime in the twenty-first-century United States. Because this is a course that traces both the outlines of Asian history but also, and perhaps more importantly, the interaction of Asian cultures with global trends and patterns as well as the construction of 'Asia' in the rest of the world, the texts we will read are not restricted to archival sources from Asia. You will use first-hand accounts, film, literature, and material artifacts to trace the development and significance of various trans-cultural connections that have shaped histories and identities within Asia and around the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
237

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 2021

HIST160B2: World History to 1600

Survey of topics in world history to 1600.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
238

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 2021
239

HIST160D1: Food & Power in Global History

Are we really what we eat? Why do certain foods appeal and other repel? How do foods move from their original homes into our own? How has our cuisine evolved? And how do food and consumption reflect status and power? This course investigates these and other questions by considering the discovery, evolution, and migration of food and drink in world history in cultural context from pre-modern times to the present. We explore the discovery, invention, and adaptation of new foods from early human history to our own post-Columbian era, when local foods have become truly global. Food and drink have transformed continents and trading networks, and made and broken empires. Food is a site of cultural exchange and interaction, and it is also an expression and marker of identities. Wars have been fought to control food access. Dining, retail, and industrialization have reshaped the way we look at food. We will trace the origins, migration, and reinvention of global foods to understand how it is that food choice, food waste, and famine are more abundant today than at any point in human history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
240

HIST204: Ancient Hist: Greek Hist

A political, social and cultural history of Greek civilization from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
241

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 2021

HIST214B: Europe Revolution-Post Commun

European political, economic, social & cultural change from the French Revolution to the present. Industrialization, revolutions, nation-building, empire-building, world wars, gender and class relations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
242

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 2021

HIST254: Hist Wmn US:1890-Present

Survey of diverse groups of women throughout colonial America and United States and their influence upon tribes, race, empire, politics, labor, economies, and society, 1890 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
243

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 2021

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 2021
244

HIST271: History of Christianity

This course examines the history of the great diversity of beliefs, practices, ways of life, and forms of authority among Christians, and especially conflicts about these. Not narrowly theological, the course construes Christianity broadly, treating, for example, society, culture, and art.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST277A: History of Middle East

Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
245

HIST277B: History of Middle East

Modern Middle East: the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and the Arab lands, 1453-present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST301: Intro Study of History

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the nature and practice of writing history and to teach critical reading, writing, research and analytical skills necessary for history majors. Required course in the history major.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
246

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 2021
247

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 2021

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 2021
248

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 2021
249

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 2021
250

HIST316: Warfare and Violence

From the time of our stone-age ancestors, violence has been a common feature of human societies. Variously expressed as the organized violence of warfare, the smaller-scale conflict of tribes or clans, or the actions of lone individuals, violence is a depressingly-common feature of the human experience. This course analyzes the impact and function of violence from the late-Neolithic onwards, culminating with the more-complex state structures, legal systems, and military bureaucracies that have emerged in the modern age. Topics of particular focus will include the role and function of technology; the impact of warfare on civilian populations; the effect of violence on individuals; legal efforts to frame and define "legitimate" violence; and the mythologizing of violence in historical memory. Students will gain a broad understanding of warfare and violence as expressed in a variety of Western and non-Western contexts including Europe, Africa, the Near East and the Americas. By taking this course, students will develop a greater understanding of the concept of violence as a historical phenomenon, and be better prepared to analyze the place and function of modern/contemporary expressions of violence, both between and within human societies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
251

HIST317: Hist Of Modern Ireland

Survey of Irish history from the Union in 1800 to the present; the course will emphasize the political, cultural, and religious bases of Irish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
252

HIST321A: Britain 1700-1914

Industrialization has been one of the most significant processes of the past millennium, and its effects remain controversial today. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the mid-1700s and eventually spread to encompass the globe. In this course we will examine the unique preconditions, the unprecedented rise and decline, and the lasting effects of the first industrial revolution and the first industrial society, modern Britain. We will explore the characteristics distinguishing "modern" industrial societies; how economic upheaval produced struggles over political power among different social groups; and how understandings of government's responsibilities and the state's role in economic systems changed over time. We will also address how family and gender both constrained historical change and and were altered by it, and consider relations between the state and individuals, as well as Britain's changing relations with the continent of Europe, its empire, and the wider world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
253

HIST321B: Britain 1914 - Present

Britain in 1914 was the wealthiest society in the world, with the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet this society was riven by class inequality and social and gender upheaval at home, while facing threats from overseas rivals and anticolonial agitation. In this course, we will explore how global war and economic upheaval produced cultural crisis and change; struggles over power and resources among different social groups; and changing understandings of government's responsibility for human welfare. We will also address impacts on the family and gender, as well as Britain's changing relations with the continent of Europe, its empire, and the wider world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
254

HIST332: Vietnam And The Cold War

Causes and effects of America's longest war in light of global U.S.-Soviet rivalry and Asian nationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
255

HIST343: Hist Of Mexican American

Survey from the 16th century to the present, with emphasis on social, political and economic trends in their historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
256

HIST355: U.S. Environment History

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

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 2021
257

HIST369: Mexico Snc Independence

Struggle for political, economic and social stability; international relations, cultural patterns.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
258

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 2021

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 2021
259

HIST383: Religion+State/Islam

Examines the changing relationship between Islam and politics from the time of the Prophet to the present day.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
260

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 2021
261

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 2021

HIST387: History of Anti-Semitism

This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
262

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 2021

HIST399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
263

HIST399H: Honors Independent Study

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

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 2021
264

HIST404B: History Of Rome

The Empire through the reign of Constantine the Great.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
265

HIST432: Era American Revolution

Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST440: United States: 1945 to Present

American society and the role of the United States in world affairs from the Yalta Conference to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
266

HIST443: Env. Hist. of Middle East

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

HIST446: History Of Arizona+Sw

Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
267

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 2021

HIST452: American Ethnic History

A history of various ethnic groups and their contributions to colonial America and the United States with an emphasis on community formation, identities, interethnic encounters, acculturation strategies, and legacies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
268

HIST467: 20th Century Latin America

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

HIST469: Gender & Sexuality in Latin Am

This course explores selected themes in Latin American history through gender as a category of historical analysis. Students will examine histories of men, women, gender and sexuality in different countries and regions of the Americas.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
269

HIST477: Comp Hist World Revolutn

This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
270

HIST478A: The Global Sixties

This course addresses the larger chronological and spatial framework around the year 1968. We explore the evolution of political ideas from decolonization to urban renewal, from labor to civil rights. We look at the formation of new categories, new political subjects like student organizations, gender and ethnic-based groups. We follow the effects that the political upheaval of the 1960s had on intellectuals and on political theories. Finally, we investigate the exhaustion and consumption of this global political event in memory and popular culture. The course also questions whether there is a global historical sense to "the sixties." What links these events besides the fact that they are happening in the same decade?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
271

HIST484: Hist Arab/Israeli Confl

Origins of Zionism, and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the nineteenth century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
272

HIST495K: Colloquium on World Hist

A colloquium or small lecture class intended for majors and upperclassmen; topics vary by instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
273

HIST496H: Nature+Practice of Hist

The culmination of the History Major, HIST 496H (the Honors History Major Senior Capstone equivalent to HST 498) allows Honors students to pursue in depth the research interests they have developed in other history classes. The department offers several sections of various topics each semester. Usually taken the junior year, this research seminar teaches students to organize, research, and write a substantial paper (at least 20 pages) or, occasionally, its equivalent in a different form. This project will constitute original research: it will base its argument substantially on a critical evaluation of primary sources (in the original languages when possible, or in translation). It will also actively and critically engage secondary scholarship. Although the research paper is the final product, students will work toward this through a series of structured, graded stages--for example, a research proposal, historiographic essay, rough draft(s), class presentation, and final draft--each of which may involve giving and receiving peer commentary.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
274

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 2021
275

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 2021

HIST499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
276

HIST499H: Honors Independent Study

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

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 2021
277

HIST532: Era American Revolution

Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST543: Env. Hist. of Middle East

How have humans interacted with the varied environments of the Middle East: deserts, oceans, mountain slopes, river valleys, grasslands, farmlands, cities, ports? How can we study those interactions, with what sources and methods? How have they been affected by changes in climate or technology? What is the impact of the many conquests and colonialisms that have swept over the region up to the present day? How do Middle Easterners view their own environment, how do they understand nature? What are they doing now to preserve their environments from destruction?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
278

HIST546: History Of Arizona+Sw

Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present. Graduate-level requirements include an historiographic essay and additional reading.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HIST552: American Ethnic History

A history of the various ethnic minorities in America from Colonial times to the present, with emphasis on adjustment, acculturation and degrees of assimilation. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
279

HIST577: Comp Hist World Revolutn

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

HIST584: Hist Arab/Israeli Confl

Origins of Zionism, and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the nineteenth century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and an extensive research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
280

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 2021

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 2021
281

HIST596M: Mid East:Topics Hist+Civ

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
282

HIST653: Anthropology And History

Explores historical approaches to the study of indigenous/subaltern peoples across the world, critically examines the strengths/weaknesses of multiple lines of evidence, and analyzes different epistemologies of history involved in the construction of the past.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
283

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 2021

HIST696C: 20th-Century US History

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
284

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 2021

HIST696M: Gender/Sex+Intrnl Migrat

The course examines sexuality as the site where multiple concerns about international migration (including social, cultural, political, economic and national) are expressed and contested, in the context of globalization and transnationalism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
285

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 2021

HIST900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
286

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 2021

HIST920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
287
Health Sciences Design
288

HSD392: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HSD492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
289

HSD497: Design for Health Workshop

In this course, you will gain hands-on design experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Your team will work on a human health challenge that requires you to apply the design thinking process to understand and clearly define the real (as opposed to the perceived) need (Empathize and Define), explore design options/concepts (Ideate), analyze options, pitch/present your design recommendation (Prototype and Pitch), and implement your design (Implement and Test). This is an experiential learning course that addresses student-driven topics in health care delivery that are appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

HSD592: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
290

HSD597: Design for Health Workshop

In this course, you will gain hands-on design experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Your team will work on a human health challenge that requires you to apply the design thinking process to understand and clearly define the real (as opposed to the perceived) need (Empathize and Define), explore design options/concepts (Ideate), analyze options, pitch/present your design recommendation (Prototype and Pitch), and implement your design (Implement and Test). This is an experiential learning course that addresses student-driven topics in health care delivery that are appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
291
School of Information
292

INFO492: Directed Research

Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
293

INFO499: Independent Study

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

INFO501: Designing an Installation

This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to understanding and designing art installations. Enrollees will learn principles, tools, and techniques of rapid prototyping and installation design, and will collaborate to design and implement a large-scale installation by the end of the semester. The course lectures will also provide an overview of the history, theory, and aesthetics of installation art. Graduate-level requirements include writing an analytical paper comparing several recent installation projects in relation to themes found in contemporary art (e.g., Artificial Life, Body/Identity Politics, Social Media/Hacktivism, Virtual or Augmented Reality, Databases and Information Visualization). The paper should be 15-20 pages in length.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
295

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 2021
296

INFO510: Bayesian Modeling & Inference

Bayesian modeling and inference is a powerful modern approach to representing the statistics of the world, reasoning about the world in the face of uncertainty, and learning about it from data. It cleanly separates the notions of representation, reasoning, and learning. It provides a principled framework for combining multiple source of information such as prior knowledge about the world with evidence about a particular case in observed data. This course will provide a solid introduction to the methodology and associated techniques, and show how they are applied in diverse domains ranging from computer vision to molecular biology to astronomy. Graduate-level requirements include different exams requiring greater depth of understanding of topics, and will be assigned questions based on graduate-student specific assignments topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
297

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 2021
298

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 2021
299

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 2021

INFO520: Ethics Library+Info Prof

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 2021
300

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 2021
301

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 2021

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 2021
302

INFO533: Med On-Line Searching

This course will focus on the online retrieval and evaluation of medical literature and the issues surrounding provision of timely, relevant, peer-reviewed medical information. Emphasis will be on the development of the intellectual acuity required to provide physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, medical researchers and consumers with targeted responses to medical queries. Current search modalities such as Evidence-Based Medicine will be covered both in readings and in class discussions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
303
Information Resources & Library Science
304

IRLS441: Children's Lit in Span


Terms offered: Spring 2021
305
Information Science, Technology & Arts
306

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 2021

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 2021
307

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 2021
308

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 2021
309

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 2021

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 2021
310

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 2021

ISTA263: Learning in Information Age

Students will study how digital technologies are changing how people learn, how technology-based learning supports new approaches to assessment, how theories of learning are being developed to support research in these emerging areas, and how research on human learning is informing the design of computers that learn.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
311

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 2021
312

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 2021
313

ISTA311: Foundation of Info & Inference

An introduction to the mathematical theories of probability and information as tools for inference, decision-making, and efficient communication. Topics include discrete and continuous random variables, measures of information and uncertainty, discrete time/discrete state Markov chains, elements of Bayesian inference and decision-making, Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood parameter estimation, and elementary coding theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
314

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 2021
315

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 2021

ISTA330: Advanced Web Design

Introduction to event-driven programming and prototype-oriented programming using JavaScript. Course topics include JavaScript language basics, Document Object Model (DOM) interaction and manipulation, DOM event management, and dynamic media creation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
316

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 2021
317

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 2021
318

ISTA355: Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (NLP) is the study of how we can teach computers to use language by extracting knowledge from text, and then use that knowledge in some meaningful way. In this introductory course, we will examine the fundamental components on which natural language processing systems are built, including frequency distributions, part of speech tagging, syntactic parsing, semantics and analyzing meaning, search, introductory information and relation extraction, and structured knowledge resources. We will also examine pragmatic concerns in processing raw text from real-world sources.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
319

ISTA401: Designing an Installation

This course is a hands-on, project-based approach to understanding and designing art installations. Enrollees will learn principles, tools, and techniques of rapid prototyping and installation design, and will collaborate to design and implement a large-scale installation by the end of the semester. The course lectures will also provide an overview of the history, theory, and aesthetics of installation art.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

ISTA410: Bayesian Modeling & Inference

Bayesian modeling and inference is a powerful modern approach to representing the statistics of the world, reasoning about the world in the face of uncertainty, and learning about it from data. It cleanly separates the notions of representation, reasoning, and learning. It provides a principled framework for combining multiple source of information such as prior knowledge about the world with evidence about a particular case in observed data. This course will provide a solid introduction to the methodology and associated techniques, and show how they are applied in diverse domains ranging from computer vision to molecular biology to astronomy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
320

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 2021
321

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 2021

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 2021
322

ISTA439: Stat Nat Lang Processing

This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
323

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 2021
324

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 2021

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 2021
325

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 2021

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 2021
326

ISTA499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
327
Journalism
328

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 2021
329

JOUR150C1: News in Society

From accusations of fake news, to sensationalism, to biased reporting, trust in media has never been lower. This course will explore how the news media as an influential institution shapes political, social and cultural conversations in society and acts as a check on government power. The course will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how journalists do their job, the sometimes deadly clash between individual expression and government control, your rights under the First Amendment, and why campus preachers can say hateful things but you can't shout fire in a crowded theater. We'll also look at copyright, libel, the current economic crisis related to advertising. Students who complete the course will understand the role media plays in a society and be able to navigate the complex world of fake news, filter bubbles and talking heads, creating engaged and educated consumers of information.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
330

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 2021

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 2021
331

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 2021

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 2021
332

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 2021

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 2021
333

JOUR320: Editing

Theory and techniques of copy editing and headline writing; introduction to layout and design.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
334

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 2021

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 2021
335

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 2021

JOUR411: Feature Writing

Writing the feature articles for newspapers, magazines or other media; specialized reporting and writing techniques.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
336

JOUR420: Digital Communications Law

This class will examine the law of digital communications, including but not limited to freedom of expression and information online, cybersecurity, intellectual property, cooperation/collaboration, libel, privacy, hate speech, FCC and other regulatory mechanisms. This course will teach you how to follow the current law as you engage with digital communications, such as the Internet and mobile devices. While you will learn historical and theoretical foundations of the law of digital communications, you primarily need to concern yourself with making professional, ethical, and legal decisions as a citizen about digital communications, in an international context. From issues ranging from Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to cyberbullying, we will think about the long-term implications of digital communications law and our decisions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
337

JOUR431H: Inside the Beltway

This class will give students the lay of the land for journalists and others working in information and content in Washington DC. Students will learn about Washington media, past and present. They'll learn about how members of Congress and their staffs do their jobs. Federal agencies, laws, and policymaking will be examined. Students will explore how different interest groups, PACS, lobbyists, and others operate, as well as how to make sense of all of the voices.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
338

JOUR455: Environmental Journalism

This applied course teaches you to write compelling, substantive stories that illuminate environmental subjects, trends and issues, often in human terms. This course emphasizes the role of the environmental journalist not as an advocate but as a reporter who accurately and fairly reports the news. We examine the principles of journalism, the scientific process and the differences between environmental journalism and environmental communication. Guest speakers - journalists, researchers and other experts - explore key issues involved in communicating with the public about the environment. Readings and discussions examine issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, risk, accuracy and ethical codes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
339

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 2021

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 2021
340

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 2021

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 2021
341

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 2021

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 2021
342

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 2021

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 2021
343

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 2021

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 2021
344

JOUR520: Digital Communications Law

This class will examine the law of digital communications, including but not limited to freedom of expression and information online, cybersecurity, intellectual property, cooperation/collaboration, libel, privacy, hate speech, FCC and other regulatory mechanisms. This course will teach you how to follow the current law as you engage with digital communications, such as the Internet and mobile devices. While you will learn historical and theoretical foundations of the law of digital communications, you primarily need to concern yourself with making professional, ethical, and legal decisions as a citizen about digital communications, in an international context. From issues ranging from Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to cyberbullying, we will think about the long-term implications of digital communications law and our decisions. Graduate students will write a research paper on an access issue, minimum 25 pages double-spaced (best papers are 25-40 pages) worthy of conference presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
345

JOUR531: Inside the Beltway

This class will give students the lay of the land for journalists and others working in information and content in Washington DC. Students will learn about Washington media, past and present. They'll learn about how members of Congress and their staffs do their jobs. Federal agencies, laws, and policymaking will be examined. Students will explore how different interest groups, PACS, lobbyists, and others operate, as well as how to make sense of all of the voices. Graduate students will conduct research throughout the semester on a topic that involves an intersection of professional practice, historic DC events and journalism ethics. Students will conduct a literature review to begin, then with the instructor select which materials will be used for the final project. Students will produce a paper and a class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
346

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 2021
347

JOUR555: Environmental Journalism

This applied course teaches you to write compelling, substantive stories that illuminate environmental subjects, trends and issues, often in human terms. This course emphasizes the role of the environmental journalist not as an advocate but as a reporter who accurately and fairly reports the news. We examine the principles of journalism, the scientific process and the differences between environmental journalism and environmental communication. Guest speakers - journalists, researchers and other experts - explore key issues involved in communicating with the public about the environment. Readings and discussions examine issues of balance, scientific uncertainty, risk, accuracy and ethical codes. Graduate-level requirements include writing an additional story and leading the writing workshops and case study discussion.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
348

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 2021

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 2021
349

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 2021

JOUR593: Internship

Work on-site for a news or news-related organization under the supervision of an experience communication professional.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
350

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 2021

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 2021
351

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 2021
352
Judaic Studies
353

JUS103B: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to establish foundation for beginning fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

JUS203B: Inter Modern Hebrew

Instruction to achieve moderate fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
354

JUS301: Jewish Civilization

This course is intended as an introductory survey and as a gateway to more specialized courses in Judaic Studies. Students will explore Jewish Civilization through selected topics that will address the questions of how and why Jews and their Israelite forbearers created, recreated, and give expression to their culture(s), and what significance that has had for them and for history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

JUS303B: Advanced Modern Hebrew

Advanced instruction in modern Hebrew language and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
355

JUS370A: Modern Jewish History

Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
356

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 2021

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 2021
357

JUS387: History of Anti-Semitism

This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
358

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 2021

JUS452: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
359

JUS453: Advanced Hebrew

Advanced instruction in Biblical and/or Rabbinic Hebrew language and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

JUS493: 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 2021
360

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 2021

JUS496H: Honors 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 2021
361

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 2021

JUS552: Israeli Women

This course explores themes that include women in Judaism, women in Zionism, women in Yishuv, and women in the Palmah generation. Areas receiving special attention include women in Israeli law, religion, the army and the Kibbutz. Graduate-level requirements include a more detailed research paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
362

JUS553: Advanced Hebrew

Advanced instruction in Biblical and/or Rabbinic Hebrew language and literature. Graduate-level requirements include additional meeting times and additional reading and writing assignments.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
363
Latin American Studies
364

LAS150B1: Mod Lat Am:Race, Rights, Revol

An interdisciplinary introduction to the people, place and cultures of Latin America and to the political, economic and social institutions and conditions of the region. Social Interactions and Relationships - The course examines how and why environmental quality, economic development, living conditions, democracy, migration, trade, religion and US policy vary across different countries and social sectors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
365

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 2021
366

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 2021

LAS251: Wrld Reg:Comp+Glob Persp

Survey and comparison of major world regions with a focus on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
367

LAS305A: Port for Span Speakers

Accelerated beginning Portuguese for speakers of Spanish. Taught by communicative approach and contrastive analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
368

LAS306: Latin American Health

What does a pandemic like Covid-19 teach us about health today? As we continue to grapple with the tragedies and drastic changes to social life induced by the Corona virus, this course invites students to reconsider health and medicine in Latin America through the concept of the pandemic. This course, however, does not offer a comprehensive account of historical and contemporary pandemics in the Latin American region. Instead, it asks students to analyze the idea of the pandemic itself--an injurious force that spreads across land masses, oceans, and national borders--- to reassess our understanding of health today. The course will argue that in order to analyze health problems in Latin American localities, we must always hold in mind the figure of the pandemic or, in other words, to imagine how the global is always constitutive of local dynamics of health.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
369

LAS312: U.S.-Latin America Relations

This course looks at both sides of the U.S.-Latin American relationship. Since independence, the United States has been a major player in the political and economic development of the Latin American region. Conversely, policies and events originating in Latin America shape politics and society in the United States. Course topics include U.S. foreign policy and policy impact on the Latin American region, Latin America's influence on hemispheric relations, and Latin America's diverse policy approaches to the United States and the world. The course is organized to first provide students with a historical overview as a foundation for understanding contemporary U.S.-Latin American relations. The focus of the course then shifts to exploring the most critical contemporary policy issues. The course is divided into two parts. Part I outlines the history of U.S.-Latin American relations from Latin America's independence in the early 19th century, through the War on Terror that began in 2001. Part II focuses on five critical policy concerns that shape U.S.-Latin American relations in the 21st century: democracy, economic development, security, the environment, and migration. Students will engage in intense study of one of these policy issues to write an independent research paper, and work in groups to design and present a policy brief at the end of the term.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
370

LAS316: Sex and Salvation in Lat Amer

What do witches in colonial Guatemala, Mexican nuns, born-again gang members in Honduras, Catholics undergoing in-vitro fertilization in Ecuador, and lesbian Afro-Brazilian Candomblé practitioners have in common? Their experiences tell us something about the complex intersection of sex, gender, and religion in Latin America. This course takes an anthropological approach to consider two central questions: (1) What role do religious ideologies and institutions play in the social construction of sexuality and gender in Latin America? (2) How do Latin Americans enact and contest gender power relations through their religious practices, thus contributing to processes of social change in the region? To address these questions, this class focuses on gender and its relationship to sexual desires and transgressions across diverse religious traditions from the pre-Columbian period to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
371

LAS330: Inter Conversation


Terms offered: Spring 2021

LAS331: Anthropology+Development

The role of anthropology in interdisciplinary projects involving economic development and planned change on the national and international levels.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
372

LAS335: Rap, Culture And God

Study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latino/a communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LAS337: Survey Mexican Folk Mus

Examination of the traditional folk music of Mexico and its influence. This course covers the history and evolution of the mariachi as well as the vast potpourri of Mexican music traditions. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required. Open to all undergraduate University students, regardless of major.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
373

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 2021

LAS345: Caribbean Politics

This course provides an introduction to the politics of Caribbean states, from 1960 to the present. It will discuss major issues that affect the Caribbean region, namely, migration, poverty, regional economic cooperation and political integration, democratic institutions, and U. S. foreign policy towards the region.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
374

LAS347: Politics of Latin America

Survey of the political forces and social groups important in shaping contemporary Latin America; examination of Indians, slaves, peasants, landlords, labor, the middle sectors, and the military; discussion of theories of instability.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
375

LAS350: Reading Literary Genres


Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
376

LAS363: #Black Lives Matter Across Am

How are race and racism perceived and experienced in countries in Latin America particularly such as Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia where a mixed-race ideology and the myth of racial equality have traditionally been at the core of national identity? This class critically analyzes notions of race and anti-racist activism to examine the ideologies and circumstances of the political structure, race-targeted public policies, and black activism in contemporary Latin America.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
377

LAS367: Human Rights in Latin America

This course examines the panorama of human rights struggles in Latin America. How has Latin America contributed to global human rights theory and practice? What explains the horrific human rights abuses that took place in Latin America during the Cold War? How have Latin American societies grappled with the aftermath of political violence? This course will examine how Latin American countries have dealt with such issues as democratic reform, human rights, memorialization and justice reform. The course will use Latin American film to explore the key themes of human rights, dictatorship and democracy in the region. In-depth case studies will include the genocide trials in Guatemala, contemporary US-Cuba relations, social memory projects in South America, and contemporary indigenous movements.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
378

LAS369: Mexico Snc Independence

Struggle for political, economic and social stability; international relations, cultural patterns.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LAS371B: Span/Business+Economics


Terms offered: Spring 2021
379

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 2021

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 2021
380

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 2021
381

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 2021

LAS399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
382
SGPP Law
383

LAW360: Visualizing Justice

This is a 3-credit, interdisciplinary course that combines legal, art and design concepts to explore: (1) what are legal rights; (2) how do we communicate legal rights; (3) how do we navigate legal processes; (4) how can art and design inform how legal rights and legal information are conveyed, in order to empower people and make legal systems more accessible and navigable?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

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 2021
384

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 2021

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 2021
385

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 2021
386

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 2021
387

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 2021
388

LAW405: Econ Models of Discrimination

Not all difference results from discrimination. Not all discrimination results in observable differences. This course focuses on issues of difference and discrimination associated primarily with race, but also other markers of difference, including gender, sexual orientation, national origin, etc. A critical skill for economic analysis of discrimination is econometric method, and so in this course we will look carefully at the ways in which econometrics is used to address questions of discrimination, and critically evaluate these models and the studies that rely upon them.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
389

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 2021
390

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 2021
391

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 2021
392

LAW413B: Law Economics & Civil Society

This course introduces students to the study of law and law's relation to politics and economics in both theoretical and practical terms. We will begin with a discussion on the nature of law, economics and politics, and proceed to investigate how different interpretations of these three terms lead to remarkably different conclusions regarding the proper relationships between and among them. We will begin by asking 'What is law', This will be followed by 'What is economics' and 'What is politics', Along the way we will ask if law is divinely ordained. Is it a human invention? What is the role of reason in the realm of law? We will ask similar questions regarding the nature of both economics and politics. Ultimately we will try to situate a complex understanding of law, economics and politics into the larger framework of American social and political life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
393

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 2021
394

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 2021
395

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 2021

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 2021
396

LAW451: Intro to Public Int'l Law

For many years, but particularly since September 11, 2001, international law and international relations have had a major impact on every American, whether the issue is terrorism; the use of force by the United States and its allies; addressing climate change or mitigating world poverty. This course on public international law will provide an introduction to such subjects as treaties and other sources of international law; international law in the United States; principal international organizations; concepts of sovereignty, statehood and territoriality; the bases for jurisdiction; state responsibility; and international law and the use of force. It will explore international human rights, international environmental law and international economic law.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
397

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 2021
398

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 2021
399

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 2021
400

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 2021
401

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 2021

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 2021
402

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 2021

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 2021
403

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 2021
404

LAW465B: Intro to Mediation

This course is designed to help students gain a basic understanding of mediation principles, theory and practice. Mediation is facilitated negotiation. Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party facilitates and coordinates the negotiations of disputing parties. Unlike a judge or a jury, the mediator does not have the authority to impose any decision upon the disputants. Instead, the mediator guides the disputants through a discussion of their problems, the issues that need to be resolved, and alternative solutions for the resolution of the dispute. The disputants decide whether and how to resolve the dispute. Mediation is the most widely used alternative to litigation. It is a process that people will use with greater and greater frequency. Mediation is less expensive, more timely, and, often, produces more accepted results than the adversarial process. Mediation may also help disputing parties better communicate and exchange information than litigation processes. Through the use of simulations and exercises students will understand the process and learn skills used to assist parties with divergent interests to reach a resolution. Students will have the opportunity to be both the mediator and a party in a dispute, students will learn how third-party intervention can resolve conflict in a wide variety of settings, from workplace and commercial to interpersonal and community disputes. A significant focus of the program will be the use of mediation role play exercises in which students will be observed and coached by faculty. Another significant focus will be the use of mediation in the digital age. The course provides basic facilitative mediation training; students may satisfy basic mediation certifications for your state. Students can also earn credits towards an MLS concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
405

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 2021

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 2021
406

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 2021

LAW471: Communications Law

This course is designed to assist students in careers in media, law or the business world and to be effective participatory citizens in a democracy. Topics include freedom of expression versus censorship, the right to a fair trial versus the public's right to know, the clash between national security and free expression, reporters and "shield" laws, the law as it regulates exposure of reputation, libel, slander and defamation, media licensing, the F.C.C and regulation of the "spectrum," along with regulation of pornography/obscenity.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
407

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 2021
408

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 2021
409

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 2021
410

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 2021
411

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 2021

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 2021
412

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 2021

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 2021
413

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 2021

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 2021
414

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 2021
415

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 2021
416

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 2021

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 2021
417

LAW499: Independent Study

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

LAW499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
418

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 2021
419

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 2021
420

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 2021
421

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 2021
422

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 2021
423

LAW513B: Law Economics & Civil Society

This course introduces students to the study of law and law's relation to politics and economics in both theoretical and practical terms. We will begin with a discussion on the nature of law, economics and politics, and proceed to investigate how different interpretations of these three terms lead to remarkably different conclusions regarding the proper relationships between and among them. We will begin by asking 'What is law', This will be followed by 'What is economics' and 'What is politics', Along the way we will ask if law is divinely ordained. Is it a human invention? What is the role of reason in the realm of law? We will ask similar questions regarding the nature of both economics and politics. Ultimately we will try to situate a complex understanding of law, economics and politics into the larger framework of American social and political life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
424

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 2021
425

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 2021
426

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 2021
427

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 2021
428

LAW527: Intl Hum Rght+Indig Peop

Over the last few decades, international law's human rights regime has developed to address the concerns of indigenous peoples worldwide, giving rise to new international norms and procedures that generally favor their cultural survival, land and resource rights, and self-determination. Because international law is part of the law of the United States law by virtue of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent, international human rights law as it concerns indigenous peoples does not just function on the international plane, but it also should be considered part of Federal Indian Law. This course provides students with an exposure to the theory and practice of international human rights law and to how it is developing in this field. Particular attention will be paid to developments in the U.N. and the Organization of American States, and how those developments relate to the domestic legal systems of the United States and selected other countries.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
429

LAW551: Intro to Public Int'l Law

For many years, but particularly since September 11, 2001, international law and international relations have had a major impact on every American, whether the issue is terrorism; the use of force by the United States and its allies; addressing climate change or mitigating world poverty. This course on public international law will provide an introduction to such subjects as treaties and other sources of international law; international law in the United States; principal international organizations; concepts of sovereignty, statehood and territoriality; the bases for jurisdiction; state responsibility; and international law and the use of force. It will explore international human rights, international environmental law and international economic law. Graduate students will be assigned differential graduate-level coursework outlined in the course syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
430

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 2021
431
Linguistics
432

LING304: Persuasion

Theories of Social Influence with particular attention to the means of changing attitudes and behaviors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING104B: Beginning Navajo

Study of the sound system and spelling conventions of Navajo, and acquisition of basic oral and literacy skills. Cultural and grammatical information is conveyed by using situations in Navajo life as topics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
433

LING123: Intro to Math & Language

If you say "Ernie is a male dog" that means that Ernie is male, but if you say "Diane is a racecar driver" that doesn't mean Diane is a racecar. Why? If I say "I was looking for a unicorn", you'll say I was wasting my time, but if I say "I was kissing a unicorn", you'll think I'm truly crazy. Why? "Beavers build dams" is true, but "Dams are built by beavers" isn't. Why? This introductory course will work through concepts like set theory, basic logic, and formal language theory from the ground up to help explore and understand differences like these, which occur in our language (and any other) every day. The notions we will use are very rich and powerful, but are really intuitive and easy to work with. The course is an excellent opportunity to explore powerful tools that have mathematical power and precision (but with virtually no numbers!) to model accessible and intriguing data in the language domain.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
434

LING150A1: Language in the World

All human communities have language - and our language is central to our lives. We use language not only to communicate with each other, we use to in our dreams, in our art, and some have even argued that language is the stuff of thought itself. This course introduces concepts and methods in linguistics - the scientific study of language - along with important concepts and tools from psychology, anthropology, biology, computation, and philosophy. Students learn to understand their own everyday language behavior and that of others as regular, creative, productive and rule-governed. Students develop understanding and appreciation of the complexity, intricacy and beauty of human language by learning about real languages - including spoken and signed languages, thriving and endangered languages, local and remote languages -and consider whether non-human animal communication systems might, or might not, be thought of as 'languages'. Students learn about language in the brain, and the complex interplay of 'nature' and 'nurture' in language acquisition and development, understand the normal and healthy roles that multilingualism play in human development and in society, recognize the rich and diverse linguistic heritage of Arizona, the US and the world, analyze their own innovative language use and linguistic repertoires, and practice applying the tools of the linguist to the languages they see and hear every day, as well as those they've never before experienced.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
435

LING150C1: Linguistics in the Digital Age

Language is increasingly being produced and interpreted by machines, as the digital world expands into virtually every corner of our daily lives. This course asks students to explore the applications of linguistic analysis to the problems posed and opportunities created by the creation and dissemination of language in digital world. Students will learn about corpus-based and machine-learning approaches to the production, translation and understanding of language, and the ways these may interact to magnify or diminish some problematic properties of public speech, and reveal or conceal its authorship, especially in the digital world. In collaboration with the WikiEducation initiative, students will actively engage in the critical review of Wikipedia resources to assist in the identification and remediation of problematic language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
436

LING199: Independent Study

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

LING201: Intro to Linguistics

Fundamentals of linguistics; phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and language acquisition; provides basis for further study in the field.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
437

LING202: Intro to Symbolic Logic

Truth-functional logic and quantification theory; deductive techniques and translation into symbolic notation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING204B: Intermediate Navajo

Continuation of vocabulary development, oral skills enhancement and mastery of Navajo verb paradigms. Native speakers undertake original research and writing in Navajo.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
438

LING210: 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 2021

LING211: Meaning In Lang+Society

Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
439

LING299: Independent Study

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

LING299H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
440

LING300: Introduction To Syntax

Fundamentals of syntactic analysis. Central notions of generative grammar. Aspects of the structure of English and other languages.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING307B: Elem O'Odham Language

Speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension in the Tohono O'odham (Papago) language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
441

LING314: Phonetics

Students in this course will become familiar with the latest developments in phonetic science. They will become familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet, and at the end of the course they will be able to write with a high degree of confidence any English word or phrase. They will learn about the prosodic properties of English that play a crucial role in determining the phonetic structure of English. There is also a serious laboratory component of this course and students will carry out sophisticated instrumental experiments that bear on current issues in phonetic theory
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING315: Intro To Phonology

Considers the sound structure of a wide variety of human languages, with the aim of finding principles that describe in an insightful way the properties of their sounds and sound patterns. In addition the course will introduce the student to the higher level organizational principles governing the combinations of sounds into morphemes, words, and phrases.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
442

LING320: Language + Social Issues

Focuses on the theme that individuals identify with groups (in part) on the basis of the language or dialect they use. Examines the role of the individual as a language-using being with the problems of self-identity and of social difference, not only in our multilingual-multicultural country, but in the world as well.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
443

LING322: Struct+Meaning Of Words

An in-depth introduction to the sounds, structures, meanings and history of English words. At the end of the course, you will know more about the answers to questions like this: Why are English alphabet letters pronounced they way they are? How do we use our mouths to make the sounds of English? What makes certain poems sound rhythmic and metrical? What are the rules that govern the construction of English words from suffixes and prefixes? How do children begin to identify and acquire words from the speech they hear? How did English come to be the language spoken in England? Why is English full of borrowed words? Why is English spelling so inconsistent?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
444

LING330: Languages & Societies:Mid East

A course designed to explore the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING341: Language Development

Introduction to theory and research on language development, with emphasis on word learning and grammatical development.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
445

LING364: Intro Formal Semantics

This course provides an introduction to formal linguistic approaches to the study of meaning. Topics include quantifiers, scope, definite descriptions, anaphora, tense and aspect, knowledge of meaning, metalanguages and the syntax-semantics interface.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING376: Intro Philosophy of Lang

A survey of basic issues in the philosophy of language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
446

LING392A: Directed Rsrch In Ling

Introductory individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty into an area of linguistic theory, experimentation, or applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
447

LING399H: Honors Independent Study

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

LING412: Adv Japanese Linguistics

Advanced readings in Japanese and English on specific topics in Japanese linguistics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
448

LING430A: Lang+Society/Middle East

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

LING432: Psychology of Language

Introduction to language processing. The psychological processes involved in the comprehension and production of sounds, words, and sentences. Other topics may include language breakdown and acquisition, brain and language, and bilingual processing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
449

LING439: Stat Nat Lang Processing

This course introduces the key concepts underlying statistical natural language processing. Students will learn a variety of techniques for the computational modeling of natural language, including: n-gram models, smoothing, Hidden Markov models, Bayesian Inference, Expectation Maximization, Viterbi, Inside-Outside Algorithm for Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars, and higher-order language models.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING440: The Bilingual Mind

This course surveys bilingualism from a variety of perspectives: linguistic, cognitive, social, and instructional, and addresses such questions as: Do bilingual speakers "turn off" one language while they speak the other? Does acquiring two languages affect children's academic performance? Are the two languages completely separate or mixed together in the bilingual mind (and brain)? What is the best way to learn a second language?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
450

LING449A: Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING453: Thry Span Morphosyntax

An introduction to the current theories of syntax and morphology to describe specific aspects of the structure of Spanish. Central notions of generative grammar.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
451

LING467: Tops French Linguistics

Examines in detail current topics in the linguistic analysis of French. May be repeated when topics vary. Taught in French with readings in French and English.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING476: Language In Culture

Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
452

LING492A: Directed Rsrch In Ling

Intermediate and advanced individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty into an area of linguistic theory, experimentation, or applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING493: 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 2021
453

LING495A: Linguistics

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research about Linguistics, Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Short research projects are required of participants.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING498: 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 2021
454

LING498H: 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 2021

LING499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
455

LING499H: Honors Independent Study

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

LING504: Adv Syntactic Thry

A continuation of LING 503, Foundations of Syntactic Theory I, taught within the Minimalist approach to syntactic theory, with a focus on principles of theory construction and empirical issues in binding, control, movement, structure, and the interfaces with semantics and morphology.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
456

LING507: Statistical Anlys/Ling

Students will learn to use the statistical methods common in linguistics and related fields in order to apply them in the design and analysis of their own research. Methods covered will include ANOVA, ANCOVA, correlation, regression, and non-parametric tests, as well as some specialized analyses such as Multidimensional Scaling Analysis. The course will focus primarily on methods and problems of psycholinguistic, phonetic, and sociolinguistic research. Discussion of the statistical analyses in published articles in these areas will form a substantial part of the course, and application of the methods covered in the course to the students' own research will also be discussed. The course will include instruction in use of statistical software packages.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
457

LING512: Adv Japanese Linguistics

Advanced readings in Japanese and English on specific topics in Japanese linguistics. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and a class presentation based on that paper.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING514: Found Phonol Theory II

Investigation of the evidence and arguments for non-linear representations (autosegmental and metrical) and of the organization of the phonological component of grammar, including evidence for its interaction with morphological structures and rules.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
458

LING528: African American Language

Answers to three primary questions will guide the content of this course: ¿What is African American Language (AAL)?¿; ¿Why is studying AAL important?¿; and ¿How does multi/interdisciplinary scholarship contribute to AAL communities and research?¿ To answer these questions, we will analyze, synthesize, and critically discuss scholarly texts that bear on AAL socio-culturally and socio-historically and the implications of those contexts for African Americans and society within sociolinguistic and social justice frameworks. In addition, students will conduct multi/interdisciplinary research related to AAL communities and their own fields of study.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING530A: Lang+Society/Middle East

Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and meeting with the instructor biweekly to discuss the readings of which written critiques will be submitted.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
459

LING538: Computational Ling

Fundamentals of formal language theory; syntactic and semantic processing; the place of world knowledge in natural language processing. Graduate-level requirements include a greater number of assignments and a higher level of performance.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING539: 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 2021
460

LING540: The Bilingual Mind

This course surveys bilingualism from a variety of perspectives: linguistic, cognitive, social, and instructional, and addresses such questions as: Do bilingual speakers ¿turn off¿ one language while they speak the other? Does acquiring two languages affect children¿s academic performance? Are the two languages completely separate or mixed together in the bilingual mind (and brain)? What is the best way to learn a second language? Graduate-level requirements include completing all assignments, writing up a 10-page proposal for an experiment and presenting it (in a 10-15 minute presentation) to the class.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING548: Lexical Processing

This course focuses on lexical processing, and will review the principal models and mechanisms from psycholinguistic theory aimed at explaining how word recognition works in both the auditory and the visual modalities.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
461

LING549A: Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form. Graduate-level requirements include an extra paper and more in depth readings and presentations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING564: Formal Semantics

Introduction to model-theoretic investigations of natural language interpretation, including coordination, quantification, referential relations, tense, aspect and modality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
462

LING567: 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 2021

LING576: Language In Culture

Survey of the nature of the interrelationships between language and other cultural phenomena. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper and a journal-style review of a major monograph.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
463

LING581: Adv Computational Ling

This course provides a hands-on project-based approach to particular problems and issues in computational linguistics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING593A: Internship/Hum Lang Tech

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in Human Language Technology in a academic, technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
464

LING595A: Linguistics

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research about Linguistics, Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Short research projects are required of participants.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING596F: Cognitive Psychology

Investigation of research and ideas on a specialized topic within cognitive psychology, including the psychology of language, visual perception and cognitive memory, decision, and learning. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
465

LING597A: 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 2021

LING599: 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 2021
466

LING689: Professionalism In Ling

This course will focus on how to work as a linguist, primarily as an academic one. Topics include how to write abstracts for submission to conferences, grant proposals at the student level, CVs, and job application letters. We will also discuss the academic job application/interview process, negotiations, the tenure process, and academic vs. other careers for linguists.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING696B: Tpcs Phonology+Phonetics

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting examining in depth topics in phonological and phonetic theory and experimentation. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
467

LING696F: Tpc Psycholing+Lang Proc

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting with in depth investigation of topics in Psycholinguistics and Language Processing. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

LING697A: Linguistic Theory

The practical application of theory and experimentation within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles as applied to the original linguistic research of the participants. Participants will present their original research and papers and will participate in group feedback on the work. This class is a co-requirement for students writing their linguistics comprehensive exam papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
468

LING699: 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 2021

LING900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
469

LING910: 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 2021

LING920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
470
Library & Information Science
471
Mexican American Studies
472

MAS150B2: Social Justice

Course focuses on issues of social difference, self-identity, and social status as these are reflected in scholarship about social justice, and applied to social justice issues in the local, national, and international stages. The course has two distinct foci: understanding different leadership styles and preparing to conduct original research to address social and economic inequalities. The focus on leadership will be based on understanding different and contrasting styles of leadership. Students will examine different theories including concepts linked to authoritarian, totalitarian, democratic and social justice styles of leadership. Students will critically analyze examples of leaders with varying styles within the local community, across the nation, and around the world. Social justice leadership will be introduced to determine the degree to which contemporary leaders respond to the needs and interests of the community, whether that community exists at the local, national, and global level. The theoretical framework for social justice leadership derives from Antonio Gramsci's concept of "organic intellectualism," (See The Prison Notebook) which argues that ANY and ALL individuals (regardless of social and economic status) can develop their intellectual/critical capacities to produce change within their own communities. The literature on organic intellectualism will be reviewed and incorporated into students' analysis. Students will develop a plan for undertaking original research that addresses social or economic inequalities in either the local, national, or global context. In doing so, students will develop informed opinions about social and economic inequalities that exist locally and across the world. Students will learn different and competing theoretical and ideological interpretations of inequality as they are depicted in scholarship, popular discourse, and in the media. Social justice research will be introduced as intellectual and analytical means to improve the quality of life of those who are less fortunate. The methodological approach to social justice research is "participatory action research," (See Borda and Rahman's Action and Knowledge: breaking the monopoly with participatory action research) in which individuals work collectively to study and address social and economic problems within their communities. Students will complete proposals for participatory action research projects and present them at a community forum. Although the research proposal will be local, students will learn how these skills and practices can be applied to social justice issues around the world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
473

MAS150C1: Pop Cult/Media+Latin Id

This course provides a broad-based introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of popular culture and media studies with an emphasis on the Latina/o experience. Students will explore current theoretical ideas and debates about popular culture and chart its growing importance in all aspects of life. It is a central course for students interested in the social sciences, as well as for students interested in cultural and media studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MAS160A1: Am Indian Medicine+Well

This course is an overview of historic and contemporary ways that American Indians approach healing, illness and wellbeing. In traditional Native American healing, wellness and illness and result from conditions created by equilibrium/imbalance among individuals, kin, social order and the natural world. We will examine some shared values regarding health and illness (such as illness expressing an imbalance) as well as tribal specific methods of healing and American Indian traditional medicine. American Indian medicine will also be contextualized by social and historical processes that have impacted American Indian wellbeing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
474

MAS199: Independent Study

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

MAS265: Culture, Community & Identity

Introduction to Mexican American studies from multidisciplinary perspectives.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
475

MAS291: 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 2021

MAS293: 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 2021
476

MAS295A: Special Topics in MAS

Special topics in Mexican American Studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MAS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
477

MAS299H: Honors Independent Study

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

MAS307: 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 2021
478

MAS312: Latina/O Popular Culture

This course examines how Latinas/os have been a major force in the production of popular culture. In particular we will critically examine discourses of "Latinidad" (a seamless construction of Latinos as a monolithic group) in the corporate production of identities. Latinidad also provides the contradictory grounds where consumer culture meets Latina/o performance. Some artists choose to reappropriate commercial spaces as sites of empowerment, while others are complicit in perpetuating stereotypical representations of Latinas/os. We will explore the construction of Latina/o identities as they influence and produce particular racial, sexual and gendered identities. Furthermore, the course focuses on the real-world implications for these performances as they commodify Latina/o culture. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to Latina/o/Chicana/o musical production, movies, television, advertising, magazines, literary texts, performance art, murals, installation art, music videos, and animation within a historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
479

MAS330: Minority Group + Am Pol

Political problems of the poor; analysis of systematic poverty in the U.S. and theories of causation; selected policy problems: education, housing, job training, enforcement of anti-discrimination statutes; future of "power" movements.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MAS337: Survey Mexican Folk Mus

Examination of the traditional folk music of Mexico and its influence. This course covers the history and evolution of the mariachi as well as the vast potpourri of Mexican music traditions. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required. Open to all undergraduate University students, regardless of major.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
480

MAS341: 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 2021

MAS343: Hist Of Mexican American

Survey from the 16th century to the present, with emphasis on social, political and economic trends in their historical context.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
481

MAS361: 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 2021

MAS365: Latinos+Latinas:Emrg Isu

Using a comparative and multi-disciplinary focus this course critically examines major issues in Latino/a scholarship. Major topics include: immigration, political economy, class, the politics of ethnic identity creation and maintenance, the construction of race, gender, sexuality, and policy issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
482

MAS369: Mexico Snc Independence

Struggle for political, economic and social stability; international relations, cultural patterns.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MAS381: 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 2021
483

MAS382: 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 2021

MAS393: 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 2021
484

MAS395A: Spec Tpcs in Mex Am Studies

Special topics in Mexican American Studies.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
485
Middle Eastern & North African Study
486

MENA103B: 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 2021

MENA103A: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to basic oral skills, reading and writing to accomplish simple conversation and read easy Hebrew with comprehension.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
487

MENA103B: Elementary Modern Hebrew

Intensive introduction to establish foundation for beginning fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
488

MENA150C1: Islam Civ:Trad+Mod Mid E

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of the religion of Islam and its historical development from the seventh century to the present day. We will focus on Islam as a culture by asking how it spread and changed, how it produced traditions and institutions, and how it has both shaped and adapted to the realities of the modern world. The course will ask students to consider the religion and civilizations of the Islamic world as dynamic processes by looking for patterns of structure formation, institutionalization, change and decline in the political, economic, military and cultural realms. While the main focus will be on the Middle East heartland of classical Islam, the spread of Islam to Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the west will also be examined. Students will be expected to illustrate mastery of basic geographical, historical and doctrinal information, as well as to show increasing ability to critically evaluate certain central questions with regard to a variety of historical and geographical contexts and to mobilize evidence in defense of their views.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
489

MENA160A1: The Religion of Islam

This course provides an overview of the Qur'an, life and teachings of Muhammad, and the differences between Sunni and Shi'i Islam. Students also receive an introduction to Islamic intellectual traditions and cultures.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MENA160A2: Middle Eastern Humanities

Introduces students to the values, traditions, and development of Middle Eastern (Islamic) culture and civilization. This course is designed to familiarize students with the principal achievements in art, architecture and literature of Islamic civilization, to help students understand these achievements in their social and cultural contexts, and to consider the historical evolution of our knowledge and understanding of these achievements.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
490

MENA203B: Inter Modern Hebrew

Instruction to achieve moderate fluency in conversation, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MENA251: Wrld Reg:Comp+Glob Persp

Survey and comparison of major world regions with a focus on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
491

MENA277A: History of Middle East

Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MENA277B: History of Middle East

Modern Middle East: the Ottoman Empire, Iran, and the Arab lands, 1453-present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
492

MENA303B: Advanced Modern Hebrew

Advanced instruction in modern Hebrew language and literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MENA330: Languages & Societies:Mid East

A course designed to explore the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
493

MENA334: Islamic Thought

A consideration of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and the view of the universe and the modes of behavior and values it advocates. Most of the course will be dedicated to an examination of the majority (Sunni) opinion, but some attention will be directed also to the more significant minority (Shi'i, et al.) positions as well. The course has no prerequisite but does build on the information presented in TRAD 101 Middle Eastern Humanities.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

MENA354: 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 2021
494

MENA372A: 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 2021

MENA377: 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 2021
495

MENA383: Religion+State/Islam

Examines the changing relationship between Islam and politics from the time of the Prophet to the present day.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
496

MENA385: 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 2021
497

MENA389: 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 2021

MENA391: 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 2021
498

MENA393: 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 2021

MENA409B: Biblical Hebrew

Study of Biblical Hebrew grammar and literature: Poetry.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
499

MENA417A: 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 2021

MENA430A: Lang+Society/Middle East

Explores the social and linguistic aspects of the languages and cultures of Middle Eastern countries with the central goal of introducing students to the correlation between social and linguistic variables from a contemporary sociolinguistic perspective.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
500

MENA443: Env. Hist. of Middle East

How have humans interacted with the varied environments of the Middle East: deserts, oceans, mountain slopes, river valleys, grasslands, farmlands, cities, ports? How can we study those interactions, with what sources and methods? How have they been affected by changes in climate or technology? What is the impact of the many conquests and colonialisms that have swept over the region up to the present day? How do Middle Easterners view their own environment, how do they understand nature? What are they doing now to preserve their environments from destruction?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
501
Public Management & Policy
502

PA205: Ethics+Econ/Wealth Creat

We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare. How do people create wealth? How do societies enable people to create wealth? Are some ways more ethical than others? Why do some societies grow rich while neighboring societies remain poor? People have various ways of creating wealth. Which are ethical and which are not? Why? (PHIL 205 is not an introduction to the principles of Economics and is not a substitute for ECON 200, ECON 201A or ECON201B.)
Terms offered: Spring 2021
503
Philosophy
504

PHIL110: Logic+Critical Thinking

Students will develop rational thinking skills through a combination of theory and practice. They will discuss good and bad thinking habits, learning to apply the former and to avoid the latter. This class includes an introduction to truth-tables and rules of inference in symbolic logic. The aim is to improve students' capacity for rational reasoning, question widely held beliefs, resist empty rhetoric and propaganda, distinguish relevant from irrelevant considerations, and construct sound arguments. PHIL 110 satisfies the math requirement for some majors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL150B1: Personal Morality

Students will explore the nature of morality in general and examine opposing sides of particular moral debates. Topics may include: abortion, animal rights, the ethics of immigration, genetic enhancement, and euthanasia. This course aims to help students become more reflective and open-minded about morality, while also providing them with the skills to successfully defend their own moral beliefs.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
505

PHIL150C1: Phil Perspect on Society

This course examines fundamental questions about the ethical organization of society and social life. These questions include: What is the basis of the state? What is the nature of social justice? What are our obligations to others around the world? We will aim to develop clear thinking about issues that are of great importance to the contemporary world and that each of us will face as a citizen of a modern democratic state.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
506

PHIL160D1: Justice and Virtue

This course introduces students to central questions of moral philosophy through the works of Plato, Hobbes, Kant, and some of the other most important thinkers in the Western tradition. These questions include: What is the basis of our moral judgments and attitudes? What makes right actions right and wrong actions wrong? What sort of person is it best to be? What is valuable in life? What reason, if any, do we have to do the right thing? Attention will be given to clarification of conceptions, rigorous argument, and the evaluation of reasons - all with the aim of helping student think philosophically about difficult moral questions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
507

PHIL160D2: Mind, Matter, and God

This course introduces students to the philosophical conceptions of mind, matter, and God that have shaped the Western intellectual tradition. Starting with the ancient Greek philosophers and concluding with philosophers from the 17th century, students will explore perennial issues such as: the existence of God, the nature of reality, the problem of evil, and the basis of knowledge. Readings are culled from the history of philosophy, but lectures and discussions will be informed by contemporary considerations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL199: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
508

PHIL202: Intro to Symbolic Logic

Truth-functional logic and quantification theory; deductive techniques and translation into symbolic notation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
509

PHIL203: Logic in Law

In this course we will focus on the critical thinking, analytical reasoning and logical skills that are crucial for success in the legal world. What is the import of some new piece of DNA evidence? How might various kinds of reasoning errors and biases influence a judge or jury's understanding of your case? What sort of argumentative skills must you master to succeed in law school? And what about those logic and critical thinking skills that you must master just to get into law school? This course will touch on all these issues and will provide you will the skills you need to think critically not only about the law, but about any subject matter.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
510

PHIL205: Ethics+Econ/Wealth Creat

We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare. How do people create wealth? How do societies enable people to create wealth? Are some ways more ethical than others? Why do some societies grow rich while neighboring societies remain poor? People have various ways of creating wealth. Which are ethical and which are not? Why? (PHIL 205 is not an introduction to the principles of Economics and is not a substitute for ECON 200, ECON 201A or ECON201B.)
Terms offered: Spring 2021
511

PHIL210: Moral Thinking

It is important "to do the right thing." But how can anyone tell what "the right thing" is? What makes some actions right and some wrong? This course is an overview of ethics, which is the field of philosophy that examines these questions. We examine three main ways of thinking about ethics: those that focus one the outcomes of actions, those that focus on the nature of the actions themselves, and those that focus on the character of the one who acts. Students will gain a foundational knowledge that will serve as a solid background for more advanced work in ethics, as a resource for thinking about moral issues, and as a piece of general education valuable for understanding practical aspects of human life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
512

PHIL211: Meaning In Lang+Society

Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL213: Contemp Moral Problems

Philosophical Issues and positions involved in contemporary moral and social problems. Topics covered will vary but may include, among others, abortion and infanticide, vegetarianism and animal rights, affirmative action and racial profiling, homosexuality and same sex marriage, and sexual harassment and gender equality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
513

PHIL214: Philosophy of Sport

This Tier II General Education course within the area of Individuals and Societies recognizes that sport, especially rule-governed sport, appears in and is perhaps characteristic of human society. Consideration of sport as such induces a host of intriguing and important philosophical questions and topics to which this course serves as an introduction. Sample questions to be explored include: What is competition? What makes for a good game? Is it ever permissible to cheat? Is it wrong to enjoy sports that harm animals? Should doping be banned? Is trash-talking unsportsmanlike? What makes for a good fan? And how should referees enforce rules? Course readings draw from classical philosophical texts, contemporary philosophical discussions of sport, as well as popular sports journalism. Course lectures are interactive, with an emphasis on multimedia presentations of course topics designed to elicit informed critical discussion among students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
514

PHIL220: Philosophy of Happiness

Happiness matters to us; and now it is in the news. There are large numbers of self-help books telling us how to be happy. Some nations are planning to measure the happiness of their citizens to find out how it can be increased. There is a huge new field of `happiness studies¿, and new focus on happiness in positive psychology as well as fields like politics and law. Much of this material is confusing, since often it is not clear what the authors think that happiness is. Is it feeling good? Is it having a positive attitude to the way you are now? Is it having a positive attitude to your life as a whole? Is it having a happy life? Can some people advise others on how to be happy? Philosophers have been engaged with the search for happiness for two thousand years. They have asked what happiness is, and have explored different answers to the question, including some of the answers now being rediscovered in other fields. In this course we will ask what happiness is, and examine critically the major answers to this question. We¿ll look at the rich philosophical tradition of thinking about happiness, at contemporary answers, and also at some recent work in the social sciences. We¿ll examine the contributions being made to the ongoing search to find out what happiness is, and how we can live happy lives. Overall course objectives/expected learning outcomes: This course has two primary objectives: ¿ To introduce students to the theoretical nature of the question of the nature of happiness by presenting a representative sample of the primary historical and contemporary literature ¿ To enable students to think and write critically, logically and objectively about the philosophical issues pertaining to happiness. These objectives will be approached through lectures, discussions and writing assignments informed by the assigned readings. Course outcomes will be assessed through substantial writing assignments, some of which will feature opportunities for students to revise their work in light of advice from the professor.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
515

PHIL222: Afr Am Std:Hist of Ideas

This course is concerned with the history of oppression of African and other Indigenous peoples in the world and examines ideas by radical philosophers and scholars from the African Diaspora directed toward liberation from oppression.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL241: Consciousness & Cognition

This course covers some of the central aspects of the philosophical foundations of cognitive science. After introducing the traditional philosophical problem of the relationship between the mind and the body, and examining the way different approaches to the problem have developed in tandem with different paradigms of scientific psychology, it focuses on three outstanding challenges for the conduct of a science of the mind: emotions, intentionality, and consciousness. With each of these topics, the handful of leading theories developed over the past generation or two of research will be surveyed.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
516

PHIL245: Existential Problem

Exploration of central problems of the human condition, such as meaning of life; death; self-deception; authenticity, integrity and responsibility; guilt and shame; love and sexuality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL250: The Social Contract

This course focuses on the idea of the social contract as it has evolved from the seventeenth century to contemporary philosophy. Can government be justified in terms of a pact that all rational individuals would accept in a ¿state of nature¿ or an ¿original position¿? What would be the terms of the agreement? We will read selections from, among others, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, David Gauthier, Robert Nozick, and John Rawls.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
517

PHIL262: Early Modern Philosophy

Survey of major 17th and 18th century British and European philosophers, chosen from Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
518

PHIL299H: Honors Independent Study

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

PHIL320A: Philosophy Of Freedom

To examine the philosophical foundations of market society's implicit commitment to individual liberty and individual responsibility
Terms offered: Spring 2021
519

PHIL321: Medical Ethics

Ethical issues that arise in relation to medicine and health care: abortion, euthanasia, the allocation of scarce medical resources, socialized medicine, doctor-patient confidentiality, paternalism, etc.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL322: Business Ethics

This course is designed to teach students about normative ethics in the context of the workplace and the business world. We will discuss ethical questions concerning corporate responsibility, preferential hiring and affirmative action, advertising practices, corporate whistleblowing, and environmental responsibility.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
520

PHIL323: Environmental Ethics

Students in this course will investigate and seriously consider how and why we should live as morally responsible members of an ecological community. Students will explore philosophical responses to questions such as: What makes something natural? What value is there to non-human entities? What obligations do we have to each other regarding the environment? How should we respond to catastrophic environmental change?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL324: Law and Morality

Exploration of classic and contemporary philosophical issues about law and morality. Topics covered will vary but may include, among others, the limits of social interference with individual liberty, legal paternalism and physician-assisted suicide, legal moralism, freedom of speech and expression, legal punishment and capital punishment, and civil disobedience.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
521

PHIL344: Isu+Meth Analytic Phil

Designed to improve ability to think analytically, with emphasis on analytic methodology. Selected readings on the nature of mental states, the analytic/synthetic distinction, personal identity, the concept of knowledge and justified belief, the theory of reference, and the distinction between science and pseudo-science.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
522

PHIL345: Philosophy + Psychiatry

This course is an introduction to several core topics at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. The course falls naturally into three parts. The first part will begin with an overview of core concepts in the philosophy of mental health/illness, which will be followed by a brief history of philosophical approaches to psychopathology. The second part of the course will be concerned with philosophical issues associated with particular types of psychopathology, such as psychosis, depression, mania, personality disorders, and addiction. The third and final part of the course will cover specific issues at the intersection of psychopathology and particular areas of philosophy, such as ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. These intersecting issues include (respectively): moral/criminal responsibility of the mentally ill, causes, laws and reasons in psychiatric etiology, and personal identity issues associated with mental illness.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
523

PHIL346: Minds,Brains+Computers

An introduction to cognitive science; current issues relating to minds as computers, neuroscience, vision and language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL347: Neuroethics

This course introduces students to the emerging field of "neuroethics," or the exploration of ethical issues that have arisen from rapid developments in neuroscience. Such issues include ethical issues surrounding pharmacological 'enhancement' of individuals; 'memory blunting' of those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder; 'brain reading' of persons suspected of deception; reduced criminal responsibility due to putative neurological 'dysfunction'; and the undermining of traditional views of personhood, personality, morality, and spirituality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
524

PHIL348: The Moral Mind

This course is an introduction to the moral mind from the neuroscientific, philosophical and psychological perspective. Many traditional philosophical problems about morality are being illuminated by current work in psychology and neuroscience. In this course, we will look at several of these problems. In each case, we will begin with a presentation of the philosophical problems, and we will proceed to examine recent empirical work on the topic. A wide range of topics will be covered, including moral judgment, agency, the self, and punishment.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL364: Intro Formal Semantics

This course provides an introduction to formal linguistic approaches to the study of meaning. Topics include quantifiers, scope, definite descriptions, anaphora, tense and aspect, knowledge of meaning, metalanguages and the syntax-semantics interface.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
525

PHIL376: Intro Philosophy of Lang

A survey of basic issues in the philosophy of language.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
526

PHIL399H: Honors Independent Study

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

PHIL401B: Symbolic Logic

Advanced propositional logic and quantification theory; metatheorems on consistency, independence, and completeness; set theory, number theory, and modal theory; recursive function theory and Goedel's incompleteness theorem.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
527

PHIL410B: Hist of Moral+Pol Phil

Reading and analysis of selected texts from the Greeks to the present. Course focuses on the history of social and political philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
528

PHIL413B: Law Economics & Civil Society

This course introduces students to the study of law and law's relation to politics and economics in both theoretical and practical terms. We will begin with a discussion on the nature of law, economics and politics, and proceed to investigate how different interpretations of these three terms lead to remarkably different conclusions regarding the proper relationships between and among them. We will begin by asking 'What is law', This will be followed by 'What is economics' and 'What is politics', Along the way we will ask if law is divinely ordained. Is it a human invention? What is the role of reason in the realm of law? We will ask similar questions regarding the nature of both economics and politics. Ultimately we will try to situate a complex understanding of law, economics and politics into the larger framework of American social and political life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
529

PHIL432: Psychology of Language

Introduction to language processing. The psychological processes involved in the comprehension and production of sounds, words, and sentences. Other topics may include language breakdown and acquisition, brain and language, and bilingual processing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL433: Aesthetics

Classical and contemporary theories of art; the aesthetic experience, form and content, meaning, problems in interpretation and criticism of works of art.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
530

PHIL437: Moral+Social Evolution

This course will examine the application of evolutionary thought to society, and especially to morality and political philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL441: Theory Of Knowledge

Critical examination of some of the major problems concerning evidence, justification, knowledge, memory, perception and induction.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
531

PHIL449A: Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL470: Greek Philosophy

Topics in Greek philosophy. May be selected from the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and post-Aristotelian philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
532

PHIL491: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline associated with philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL491H: Honors Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline associated with philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
533

PHIL493L: 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 2021

PHIL498H: 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 2021
534

PHIL499: Independent Study

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

PHIL499H: Honors Independent Study

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

PHIL501B: Symbolic Logic

Advanced propositional logic and quantification theory; metatheorems on consistency, independence, and completeness; set theory, number theory, and modal theory; recursive function theory and Goedel's incompleteness theorem. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research project on a central theme or topic of the course. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL510B: Hist Of Moral+Pol Phil

Reading and analysis of selected texts from the Greeks to the present. Course focuses on the history of social and political philosophy. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research project on a central theme or topic of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
536

PHIL513B: Law Economics & Civil Society

This course introduces students to the study of law and law's relation to politics and economics in both theoretical and practical terms. We will begin with a discussion on the nature of law, economics and politics, and proceed to investigate how different interpretations of these three terms lead to remarkably different conclusions regarding the proper relationships between and among them. We will begin by asking 'What is law', This will be followed by 'What is economics' and 'What is politics', Along the way we will ask if law is divinely ordained. Is it a human invention? What is the role of reason in the realm of law? We will ask similar questions regarding the nature of both economics and politics. Ultimately we will try to situate a complex understanding of law, economics and politics into the larger framework of American social and political life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
537

PHIL515: 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 2021
538

PHIL533: Aesthetics

Classical and contemporary theories of art; the aesthetic experience, form and content, meaning, problems in interpretation and criticism of works of art. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research project on a central theme or topic of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL537: Moral+Social Evolution

This course will examine the application of evolutionary thought to society, and especially to morality and political philosophy. Graduate-level requirements include a 5,000-7,000 word essay and additional readings as listed in syllabus.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
539

PHIL541: Theory of Knowledge

Critical examination of some of the major problems concerning evidence, justification, knowledge, memory, perception and induction. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a central theme or topic of the course.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL549A: Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics is the study of language from the perspectives of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and philosophy of mind and evolutionary theory. Topics include language pathology, language genetics, language evolution and language from the perspective of the laws of form. Graduate-level requirements include an extra paper and more in depth readings and presentations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
540

PHIL564: Formal Semantics

Introduction to model-theoretic investigations of natural language interpretation, including coordination, quantification, referential relations, tense, aspect and modality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL570: Greek Philosophy

Topics in Greek philosophy. May be selected from the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and post-Aristotelian philosophy. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a central theme or topic of the course. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
541

PHIL593L: 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 2021

PHIL595A: Survey of Philosophy

This variable credit course enables small groups of students to meet with individual faculty to survey in appropriate depth various areas of philosophy. Instruction may take the form of lectures by faculty and will include faculty-guided discussion in a small group setting. Student research projects may be required at the discretion of the instructor. Credit varies from 1 to 3 credits. This course may be repeated up to 24 units total. Credit earned in this course may not be used to satisfy the requirements of the major or minor for the doctorate in philosophy or for the MA in philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
542

PHIL596A: Ethics

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL596Q: History of Phil-Recent

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. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
543

PHIL596V: Phil+Cognitive Science

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. Courses for which students receive the grade of P (Pass) do not satisfy requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D. or minor in philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL599: 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 2021
544

PHIL626: Jurisprudence

On any given issue, a lawyer's typical question is: What is the relevant law? This is generally a 'local' question in the sense that the answer to it tends to differ depending on the jurisdiction in which the question is raised and the relevant law applies. In contrast, jurisprudence (or philosophy of law) is interested in what the law is in more general, or absolute, terms. That is, jurisprudence investigates the law as a unique social-political phenomenon, one with more or less universal characteristics that can be discerned through philosophical analysis. Jurisprudence assumes that the law possesses certain features by its very nature or essence as law, whenever and wherever a society is governed by law. There are several reasons for a philosophical interest in law. First, there is the intellectual interest in understanding law as a complex social phenomenon, which addresses some of the most intricate aspects of human culture. Second, law is also a normative social practice that guides human behavior, giving rise to reasons for action. However, law is not the only normative domain in our culture; morality, religion, social conventions and the like also guide human conduct in many ways. Therefore, the understanding of the nature of law also requires understanding how law differs from these similar normative domains, how it interacts with them, and whether its intelligibility depends on other normative orders, like morality or social conventions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
545

PHIL900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PHIL910: 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 2021
546

PHIL920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
547
Political Science
548

POL150C2: What is Politics?

Issues in contemporary political analysis, human values and political goals, how governments differ and why they change, how nations differ from one another.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL201: American Natl Govt

General survey of the constitutional bases, organization, and functioning of the American national government; recent and current trends.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
549

POL202: International Relations

Study of the international system, its actors and their capabilities; ends and means of foreign policy; international tension, conflict, and cooperation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL203: Political Ideas

Basic issues in political thought, with emphasis on contemporary problems of democracy, liberty, authority, obligation, and ideology.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
550

POL204: 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 2021

POL206: Public Policy + Admin

Theory and practice of executive agencies, including policy making and other functions, processes, personnel and fiscal management, and administrative law.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
551

POL209: Diversity and Politics

Focus on the politics of diversity and inclusion in a fast-changing world. Attention to national-ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious, and socioeconomic factors, among others, that underlie human diversity and the political conditions for cooperation, conflict, and well-being. Consideration of decision-making and political-institutional settings that may extend from the local and regional to the national and international.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL210: Us & Az Constitution

This course will review the U.S. and Arizona Constitution, and will MEET STATE TEACHERS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
552

POL250: The Social Contract

This course focuses on the idea of the social contract as it has evolved from the seventeenth century to contemporary philosophy. Can government be justified in terms of a pact that all rational individuals would accept in a ¿state of nature¿ or an ¿original position¿? What would be the terms of the agreement? We will read selections from, among others, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, David Gauthier, Robert Nozick, and John Rawls.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL297A: United Nations

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 2021
553

POL299: Independent Study

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

POL301: Methods/Politicl Inquiry

The primary goal of this course will be to understand the proper use and interpretation of quantitative analyses of political problems.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
554

POL309: The Judicial Process

Structure, function, and processes of the "third branch" of the American government.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
555

POL312: U.S.-Latin America Relations

This course looks at both sides of the U.S.-Latin American relationship. Since independence, the United States has been a major player in the political and economic development of the Latin American region. Conversely, policies and events originating in Latin America shape politics and society in the United States. Course topics include U.S. foreign policy and policy impact on the Latin American region, Latin America's influence on hemispheric relations, and Latin America's diverse policy approaches to the United States and the world. The course is organized to first provide students with a historical overview as a foundation for understanding contemporary U.S.-Latin American relations. The focus of the course then shifts to exploring the most critical contemporary policy issues. The course is divided into two parts. Part I outlines the history of U.S.-Latin American relations from Latin America's independence in the early 19th century, through the War on Terror that began in 2001. Part II focuses on five critical policy concerns that shape U.S.-Latin American relations in the 21st century: democracy, economic development, security, the environment, and migration. Students will engage in intense study of one of these policy issues to write an independent research paper, and work in groups to design and present a policy brief at the end of the term.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
556

POL315: Political Sociology

Current competing theories of socio-political institutions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL324: Law and Morality

Exploration of classic and contemporary philosophical issues about law and morality. Topics covered will vary but may include, among others, the limits of social interference with individual liberty, legal paternalism and physician-assisted suicide, legal moralism, freedom of speech and expression, legal punishment and capital punishment, and civil disobedience.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
557

POL330: Minority Group + Am Pol

Political problems of the poor; analysis of systematic poverty in the U.S. and theories of causation; selected policy problems: education, housing, job training, enforcement of anti-discrimination statutes; future of "power" movements.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL335: Gender and Politics

Examination of politics through the lens of gender hierarchy. Emphasis on how constrictions of masculinity and femininity shape and are shaped by interacting economic, political and ideological practices.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
558

POL345: Caribbean Politics

This course provides an introduction to the politics of Caribbean states, from 1960 to the present. It will discuss major issues that affect the Caribbean region, namely, migration, poverty, regional economic cooperation and political integration, democratic institutions, and U. S. foreign policy towards the region.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL347: Politics of Latin America

Survey of the political forces and social groups important in shaping contemporary Latin America; examination of Indians, slaves, peasants, landlords, labor, the middle sectors, and the military; discussion of theories of instability.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
559

POL348: 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 2021

POL365: Contemporary Intnl Pol

Analysis of conflicts of national interests; decision making in the present international system; role-playing and simulation experience.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
560

POL373: 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 2021

POL377: 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 2021
561

POL385: 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 2021
562

POL386: 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 2021

POL389: 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 2021
563

POL393: 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 2021

POL393H: 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 2021
564

POL397A: Adv Model United Nations

This course has two principal objectives: 1) to prepare students for the annual Arizona Model UN Conference, and 2) to provide a broad introduction to the institutional structure and activities of the United Nations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
565

POL399H: Honors Independent Study

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

POL408: Dev of the Amer Pres

This course will explore and explain the development of the institution of the American Presidency. Beginning with the Constitutional Convention through the two terms of President Obama, this course will look at all 43 presidents and how their time in office changed the function and powers of the office of President. Students will gain a deep understanding of the theories of presidential power and the realities of how the presidents have chosen to use those powers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
566

POL409: Causes & Conseq of Pub Opinion

Students will learn about public opinion, including how it is measured and what is its role in a democratic country. In addition, students will learn what leads people to hold specific opinions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL413: Human Security

Human security is an emerging paradigm that places individuals, rather than states, at the center of security considerations. This course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of the concept of human security, and the ways in which human security challenges have been addressed by the international community.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
567

POL417: Dictators

This course will examine the causes and consequences of dictatorships. It will then consider different types of dictatorship and the conditions under which they may be more durable. It will also discuss how dictatorships use repression, censorship and social media to maintain control and how dissidents fight back. In assessing these different factors, the course will then assess the conditions under which existing democracies like the United States might revert to dictatorship. In short, could it happen here?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL417A: 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 2021
568

POL419: Terrorism and Counterterrorism

This course addresses the political causes and consequences of the use of terrorist violence as well as the variety of methods employed by the state in response to this violence.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
569

POL424: POL in the Digital Age

The digital revolution is changing politics. From Barack Obama's use of the Internet to drive his presidential campaign, to the upheaval of the Arab Spring and the emergence of new social movements like #OccupyWallStreet, digital technology is challenging and changing established institutions on a number of fronts. This course introduces students to the history of the Internet and the emerging technologies that are defining the Digital Age. It places emphasis on the role of technology in politics and its implications for democracy and citizen rights. The course will cover a wide range of issues related to governance of the internet, privacy and security, the role of the media and open source development.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
570

POL437: Democ, Emerging+Evolving

Causal analysis of conditions of stability and breakdown of democratic regimes with particular emphasis on the developing democracies of the third world.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL442A: Euro Politics & Society

This course offers an introduction to the political systems of post-World War II Europe. Using a country-by-country approach, the course focuses specifically on Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and East-Central Europe. It also contains a unit on the institutions and policies of European Union. We will take a closer look at the impact of immigration on European society, the interaction between domestic and European institutions, the debates on economic reforms and market liberalization in different countries, and the relationship between the EU and the US.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
571

POL443: Russian Politics

Surveys the Russian political system, its Soviet authoritarian past, and its evolution and democratic potential. Focus on the decision-making process, political elites, and policies. Passing comparative attention to other former Soviet Union (FSU) countries.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL448: Pol of East & Southeast Asia

This course provides a survey of the international relations and domestic politics of East and Southeast Asia with the goal of making students literate in the major political issues facing the region.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
572

POL455: American Foreign Policy

Analysis of the Cold War; Congressional-Executive clashes over foreign policy control; approaches to policy analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL460: US+Chinese Rel Mdrn Wrld

Survey of the developments and trends in Chinese foreign relations in the modern period, focusing mainly on the relationship between the theoretical and actual objectives of China's foreign policies from 1949 to the present.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
573

POL461: Feminist and IR Theories

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

POL463: Geopolitical Chessboard

Studies of the important principles of Grand Strategic thinking (the calculated use of given means to realize large ends) and their application to contemporary issues in the fields of business, non-governmental organizations, global politics, and international security.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
574

POL466: Jpn & Chn Nationalism

Though China and Japan share many civilizational traits, they have produced radically different political systems. Using the intellectual prism of "nationalism", this course explores how Japan and China have reacted to the "every people a polity" principle (nationalism).
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL469: Law And Social Change

The motivating question for this course is whether or not significant social, political, and/or economic change can be achieved through the courts.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
575

POL470: Constit Law: Federalism

Development and analysis of constitutional law of the U.S.; problems of distribution of powers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL471: Constit Law:Civ Liberty

Analysis of the constitutional guarantees of civil liberties in the U.S.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
576

POL476: Women and the Law

Legal status of women in America, including constitutional protections, marriage and family relationships, educational and vocational opportunities, political rights, criminal law.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL477: Comp Hist World Revolutn

This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
577

POL483: Urban Public Policy

Analysis and discussion of social, economic, and political problems and proposed solutions in changing urban environments.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL484: Hist Arab/Israeli Confl

Origins of Zionism, and Palestinian and other Arab nationalisms from the nineteenth century and the post-1948 Arab-Israel state conflict in the Cold War era.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
578

POL491: 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 2021

POL493L: 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 2021
579

POL498: 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 2021

POL498H: 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 2021
580

POL499: Independent Study

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

POL499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
581

POL511A: Psych Grp Conflict & Coop

Ultimately, all political phenomena, including issues related to international security, boil down to interactions between humans - usually, groups of humans. As such, people's lay theories and beliefs about how humans think and make decisions in groups significantly affect how they approach political issues, including those related to international security. Research on group psychology offers a means of informing, critically evaluating, and improving these lay theories and beliefs. Decades of research have been done in the fields of social and political psychology on how groups of people interact with one another, why interactions between and within groups often become hostile or counter-productive, and how interactions between and within groups can be adjusted in ways that encourage cooperation and peace. In this course, we will seek to understand, broadly: why do groups sometimes conflict and sometimes cooperate with one another? We will start by broadly reviewing what psychologists have discovered regarding inter- and intra-group behavior. Students will then learn about what small-scale laboratory research has told us about when and why conflict versus cooperation might result from group interactions. Next, we will spend considerable time examining how this research has been applied to understanding a range of international security issues, including war and peace, ethnic conflict, terrorism, genocide, international trade, foreign aid, immigration, and refugees. Assignments will require students to critically evaluate their own as well as others' understandings of how group psychology influences contemporary international security issues and come up with concrete, novel ways in which group psychology might inform efforts to handle international security issues now and in the future.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
582

POL517A: 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 2021
583

POL520A: How Terrorism Ends

This course is intended to be a survey of the political science literature's understandings about how terrorist campaigns come to a close. Prior to tackling questions of the end of terrorism head-on, we will first survey the literatures on definitions and theories of terrorism. Our survey of the various fates of terrorist groups and campaigns will explore (a) how governments use force to try to end terrorism, (b) occasions when governments and terrorist participate in negotiations to find a solution to their incompatibility, (c) outcomes in which groups achieve victory or are defeated, and (d) scenarios in which groups opt to reorient away from violence into other legal and illegal activities.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
584

POL521A: Tranatl Org Crim & Nat Securit

n U.S. policy and strategy documents, Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) has been identified as a threat to American national security. The growing consensus is that globalization with its associated revolutions in communications and transportation has greatly enhanced the capabilities and power of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs). Understanding the diverse criminal groups, their methodologies, and their networks is the critical first step in developing effective policies to confront them.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL530A: Dynamics of Civil Wars

This course is intended to be a survey of the general dynamics of civil wars, with a complementary focus on this form of unrest as it plays out in African countries. Modules address various aspects of civil wars (e.g. onset, duration, termination, recurrence, ethnicity, natural resources), and then examines those aspects in the context of a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Students will have an opportunity to explore in-depth a conflict of their choosing, applying the general theories covered in class to their specific civil war of choice.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
585

POL545A: Security in New Democracies

This course examines the relationship between democracy and security. Each week, students will learn about how democracy interacts one of many different security challenges. We will conceive of security broadly and, therefore, will consider how democracies fare when it comes to: war, crime, human security, corruption, and the military as an institution.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
586

POL548A: Pol and Sec in Central Asia

The region of Central Asia has emerged from obscurity in recent decades to become a key front in the war against international terrorism and radical Islam. This course explores the political and cultural history of Central Asia, as well as religious and social issues that impact the region's governmental structures, foreign relations, and security. We will explore the impact of Russian conquest and Soviet domination of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan before moving on to an analysis of contemporary issues in government and politics in the region. Emphasis will be on the authoritarian regime variations, rise of Islamism, great power politics, economic and social development, and energy geopolitics.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
587

POL557A: Cybersecurity

This course provides an introduction to the politics of cybersecurity in the U.S. as well as the European Union (EU). Starting with a discussion of key concepts of cybersecurity, the class continues to analyze how U.S. and EU cybersecurity policy making differ. Recently, both the U.S. and EU passed new cybersecurity legislation laying different emphasis on privacy protection, crime prevention and the involvement of tech businesses in the policy process through public private partnerships. Why are the U.S. and Europe applying different approaches to cybersecurity policy? The goal of the course is to answer this question by comparing the institutions, actors and process of cybersecurity policy making in the U.S. and the EU. While both follow different approaches to cybersecurity policy as such, they agree on the need of enhanced international cooperation on the issue. The course ends with a unit on the current state of cybersecurity cooperation across the Atlantic and the implications of the politics of cybersecurity on the future of transatlantic relationship.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
588

POL558A: Politics in the Digital Age

The digital revolution is changing politics. From Barack Obama's use of the Internet to drive his presidential campaign, to the upheaval of the Arab Spring and the emergence of new social movements like #OccupyWallStreet, digital technology is challenging and changing established institutions on a number of fronts. This course introduces students to the history of the Internet and the emerging technologies that are defining the Digital Age. It places emphasis on the role of technology in politics and its implications for democracy and citizen rights. The course will cover a wide range of issues related to governance of the internet, privacy and security, the role of the media and open source development.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
589

POL564: Intnl Relations E Asia

This course considers the national interests, issues and conflicts, relations, and influence of domestic politics in interstate relations in East Asia
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL566: Jpn & Chn Nationalism

Though China and Japan share many civilizational traits, they have produced radically different political systems. Using the intellectual prism of "nationalism", this course explores how Japan and China have reacted to the "every people a polity" principle (nationalism). Graduate-level requirements include writing longer papers and meeting with the instructor six times for additional instruction. Graduate students may be asked to conduct a lecture.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
590

POL567A: Emerg Power Global System

The purpose of this course is to analyze critically the emergence of China and India as state powers in the global system and the implications of this evolution for the United States and Europe, including countries in and neighboring the European Union (EU).
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL569A: Armed Conflict

This course is designed to give you an overview of armed conflict in its many forms, with a focus on interstate and intrastate war. The course will begin by considering the concept of armed conflict and its many forms, and the empirical trends in armed conflict across time and space. Theoretical and empirical work will then be drawn upon to address the question of why armed conflict occurs and what explains the onset of war, as well as what explains the conduct of opposition forces during war along with war¿s severity, duration and conclusion.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
591

POL577: Comp Hist World Revolutn

This course examines the historical context against the theoretical, cultural, political, social, and economic elements of sudden revolutionary upheaval. Revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Cuban Revolution of 1959 will be studied. Graduate-level requirements include additional reading material, some in the original language; additional writing; meeting separately with the instructor for more level appropriate discussion and analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
592

POL581A: Domestic Pol/US Foreign Policy

Domestic politics and foreign policy were once considered to be separate entities, such as in the old fashioned statement that governments could afford either "guns or butter." A more contemporary account notes that various ways that domestic politics and foreign policy are intertwined. Domestic politics shapes the foreign policy decisions of a country and foreign policy often impinges on domestic politics. Topics covered in this class will include the role of the president, Congress, the bureaucracy and the courts in determining foreign policy. Conflicts and cooperation between these government entities will be highlighted. How public opinion and interest groups influence foreign policy also will be covered. Finally, the efforts of foreign policy decisions on domestic politics will be considered. Upon completion of this course, students will have a fuller understanding of how domestic politics and foreign policy are intertwined.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
593

POL593: 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 2021

POL593L: 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 2021
594

POL599: 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 2021

POL622: Political Institutions

In this course, we will explore political institutions. The purpose of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of the ways institutions constrain and enable political actors. This involves an examination of behavior both within institutions and across institutions. While many of our topics will focus on examples from American politics, we will see that most of the course material will be generalizable. In fact, a fundamental point of the course is that the study of political institutions cannot be limited to a particular subfield within the discipline.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
595

POL668: Conflict Management

This course aims to present some of the major theoretical approaches to conflict management. We will focus on the various strategies of conflict management ranging from direct negotiations, to the role of third parties such as mediation and peacekeeping, as well as transitional justice. The focus will be on scholarly literatures within the behavioral research community as well as the classical approaches.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
596

POL685: Panel Data Analysis

Political Scientists across sub-fields require understanding, analyzing and explaining the behavior of several units of analysis over time. These could be individuals, countries, municipalities, institutions, groups, firms, etc. that display different behavioral trends over time and across space. This course offers graduate students the opportunity to develop methodological skills for understanding and performing quantitative analyses of time series cross-sectional data, also known as panel data. The topics covered in this course include the specification, estimation, evaluation, and inference of fixed and random effects models for continuous, categorical, and count data in time series cross- sectional studies. The basic model specification will be extended to more advanced methods such as Arellano-Bond estimator, instrumental variables, and spatial econometric models for panel data.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
597

POL695A: Colloquium Final Project for I

Capstone project, in which students develop a portfolio that overviews their academic work in the context of their professional goals. This should be taken as the final course of the ISS M.A. degree.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL697: SGPP Methods Workshop

The purpose of the methods workshop is to supplement our PhD methods courses by providing additional methods training to our PhD students. This course will present students with information and techniques to collect and sort data for research purposes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
598

POL697C: Norms & Job Market

This course is designed for students in their fourth year who are soon to enter the job market. It will provide an introduction to what to expect on the market as well as an opportunity to draft important materials to be included in job applications.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

POL697M: Sys Anls Pol+Milit+Intel

Directed and independent academic research designed to supplement training in the Military Intelligence Captains Career Course (MICCC) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
599

POL699: 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 2021

POL900: Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
600

POL910: 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 2021

POL920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
601
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
602

PPEL101: Ethics, Economy & Entrepreneur

CENTRAL QUESTIONS: Why do some societies grow rich while other societies remain poor? What must a person do to succeed in market society? What must a person do to deserve to succeed? (What does it mean to truly be of service?) How do entrepreneurs think and act? How do they start a business? How do they sustain a business? How do they learn to acknowledge and correct flaws in their business model?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL150C1: Capitalism and Socialism

This course will examine the ethics and political economy of different understandings of socialism and capitalism: what are the political and ethical cases for socialism and capitalism, and how do these systems tend to work out in practice?
Terms offered: Spring 2021
603

PPEL205: Ethics+Econ/Wealth Creat

We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare. How do people create wealth? How do societies enable people to create wealth? Are some ways more ethical than others? Why do some societies grow rich while neighboring societies remain poor? People have various ways of creating wealth. Which are ethical and which are not? Why? (PHIL 205 is not an introduction to the principles of Economics and is not a substitute for ECON 200, ECON 201A or ECON201B.)
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL210: Undrstg World of Commerce

This course provides students with 1) a survey of business organizations as major institutions and the role of individuals as consumers, future entrepreneurs, and employees; 2) knowledge of the formal business and market structures that makes economies work; and 3) informed opinions about socio-cultural issues based on knowledge about economic theory. It offers an overview of entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving in the context of relations among the world of commerce and life sciences.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
604

PPEL310: Philosophy/Politics+Econ

This course will introduce advanced philosophy undergraduates and graduate students to the ways in which economic analysis has been applied to issues in social and political philosophy. It is neither a course in economics nor in the philosophy of economics, but concerns the ways in which tools from economics have been applied to the problems of social and political theory.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
605

PPEL320: Classics in Political Economy

This course explores ideas in the history of political philosophy and political economy about the division of labor, the basis of social cooperation, views about economic production and exchange, and the distribution of wealth. We will start at the beginning: Plato's and Aristotle's views on economics and the division of labor. Along the way we will examine the views of, among others, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Francois Quesany, Bernard Mandeville, David Hume, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, Nassau Senior, John Stuart Mill, Robert Owen, Karl Marx, W.S. Jevons, John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek. We conclude with a debate about the nature of distributive justice.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
606

PPEL326: Law and Legal Theory

This writing-intensive course explores basic legal doctrine and legal theory in one or another central area of the law. In general, philosophical and/or economic analysis will be brought to bear on substantive areas of law. In a given semester, the course might focus on basic constitutional law and constitutional theory, basic property law and theory, the law of torts and tort theory, or criminal law and the philosophy of criminal law. The focus of a course in a given semester TBA.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL340: Justice and Welfare

Thus course considers what constitutes a better economic distribution, or a fair way to sustain social and economic cooperation. The course centers around two broad families of approaches: those that focus on fairness or justice, and those that evaluate on the basis of welfare improvements. Topics to be considered include the morality of markets, egalitarianism, The Pareto criterion, economic desert, and mutual gain.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
607

PPEL350: Experimental Economics

This is a course for undergraduate students in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law. Given the growth of interest in behavioral considerations, experiments are increasingly used to test theories of behavior, gather stylized facts and design public policy. Experimental Economics may be the fastest growing field in economics today. It is a field that began with the proposition that economic theory can be testable in a controlled laboratory setting. The field has extended to complement game theory and mechanism design theory in that it provides a setting in which new economic institutions can be tested and their properties observed and compared. 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 how to design experiments of their own. Topics to be included reflect a variety of splits in the field: behavioral economics is more closely linked to psychology, neuroeconomics records brain wave activity during the experiment in an attempt 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.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
608

PPEL406: Game Theory

The social contract is a philosophical idea that predates Plato. In its most generic sense, a social contract is a body of rules that can regulate a community. Game theory emerged in the mid-20th century as the first part of applied mathematics specifically designed to address questions of social science. Game theory is a formal theory of decisions that interact, and in particular decisions that can together produce various social outcomes. In this course we will explore how the contemporary tools of game theory might advance our understanding of the ancient notion of the social contract.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL408: Economics of the Family

This course will cover theoretical and empirical models of microeconomics of the family. The course will critically review the current literature on household economics (or economics of the family), with attention to assumptions made in modeling household decisions and issues with identifying empirical relationships and making causal inferences. We will discuss current applications of the economist's approach to studying the family. Relevant topics include marriage, divorce, investment in children, intergenerational transfers, and migration.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
609

PPEL414: The Philosophy of Economics

An introduction to the main philosophical questions raised in the study of economics. Is economics a science along the lines of natural science? Can there be a value free economics? Is economics necessarily individualistic? What is rationality? Are rational actor explanations causal explanations? And if most people are not rational most of the time, how does appeal to rational actors help explain real people?
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL437: Moral+Social Evolution

This course will examine the application of evolutionary thought to society, and especially to morality and political philosophy.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
610

PPEL493: PPEL 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 2021

PPEL496A: Capstone: Phil, Pol, Econ, Law

In their fourth year all PPEL students will take the capstone seminar of no more than 15 students. This seminar will be on a topic in philosophy, politics, economics or law chosen by the faculty member, but the aim of all the seminars will be to bring the student's PPEL skills to bear on a problem or issue.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
611

PPEL496H: Capstone: Phil, Pol, Econ, Law

In their fourth year all PPEL students will take the capstone seminar of no more than 15 students. This seminar will be on a topic in philosophy, politics, economics or law chosen by the faculty member, but the aim of all the seminars will be to bring the student's PPEL skills to bear on a problem or issue.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PPEL498H: 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 2021
612

PPEL499: Independent Study

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

PPEL499H: Honors Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
613
Persian
614

PRS102: Elementary Persian II

Conversation, reading, and composition in modern Persian.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS299: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
615

PRS402: Intermediate Persian II

Conversation in the dialect of contemporary Iran; extensive readings in classical and modern literature.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS404: Advanced Persian II

Readings in Persian, with the objective of preparing the student for independent research.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
616

PRS408: 4th Year Persian II

This course is the continuation of PRS 407/507, and it offers advanced students a chance to delve into the study of authentic professional, academic, technical, and creative texts. It will help them develop superior level proficiency by improving their vocabulary, reading ability, writing skills, and their knowledge of the nuances of the language. Reading skills will be acquired through the use of authentic texts and media. Listening skills will be acquired through discussions and exposure to news broadcasts, interviews, songs, and audio-visual materials. Writing skills will be improved though writing assignments followed by feedback from the instructor and fellow students. And superior speaking skills will be practiced in class discussions, group activities, presentations, and through the simulation of cultural and linguistic contexts.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
617

PRS496A: Tpc Clas+Anc Prs Lit+Clt

Topics vary, including Classical Persian Literature in English Translation; Classical Persian Literature in the Original Language; Medieval Cultural and Political History of Persia; and Ancient Persian Language, Literature and Culture. Focus on student-faculty discussion/interaction and exchange of scholarly information, students engage in research activities and exchange results through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS496E: Marxism and the Middle East

This advanced course begins with a survey of the most fundamental Marxists concepts, which includes Marxist original texts as well as readings and discussions that have posed challenge to Marxist thought and theories. The course will then focus on past Marxist movements in the Middle East and will also try to understand its continued effects on the present social and ideological movements all discussed with reference to American political discourses.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
618

PRS499: Independent Study

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

PRS504: Advanced Persian II

Readings in Persian, with the objective of preparing the student for independent research. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and translations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
619

PRS508: 4th Year Persian II

Graduate-level requirements includes translation and incorporation of primary sources use in the course in research projects (25%).
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS596A: Tpc Clas+Anc Prs Lit+Clt

Topics vary, including Classical Persian Literature in English Translation; Classical Persian Literature in the Original Language; Medieval Cultural and Political History of Persia; and Ancient Persian Language, Literature and Culture. Focus on student-faculty discussion/interaction and exchange of scholarly information, students engage in research activities and exchange results through discussion, reports, and/or papers. Graduate-level requirements include a class presentation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
620

PRS596E: Marxism and the Middle East

This advanced course begins with a survey of the most fundamental Marxists concepts, which includes Marxist original texts as well as readings and discussions that have posed challenge to Marxist thought and theories. The course will then focus on past Marxist movements in the Middle East and will also try to understand its continued effects on the present social and ideological movements all discussed with reference to American political discourses.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS599: 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 2021
621

PRS699: 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 2021

PRS799: 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 2021
622

PRS910: Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021

PRS920: Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Terms offered: Spring 2021
623
Social and Behavioral Sciences
624

SBS195A: Special Topics

An exploration of themes and topics relevant to Social and Behavioral Science.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SBS200: Intro to Stats for Social Sci

An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistics with applications and examples in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include: methods for describing and summarizing data, probability, random sampling, estimating population parameters, significance tests, contingency tables, simple linear regression, and correlation.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
625

SBS301A: Foundations of Mindfulness

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness and other contemplative practices to facilitate coping with stress and enhancing engagement in a full life. Mindfulness involves cultivating non-judgmental awareness in each moment as it unfolds. Students will explore the background of mindfulness and other contemplative practices and have opportunities to engage with activities and practices to support the development of their own resources to support stress management and resilience.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SBS301B: Mindfulness Based Study Tools

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness based study tools and practices to facilitate attentional focus and enhanced learning in all studies. Mindfulness involves cultivating non-judgmental awareness in each moment as it unfolds. Students will explore the background of mindfulness and other contemplative practices and have opportunities to engage with activities and practices to support the development of their own resources to support studying and learning.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
626

SBS301C: Mindfulness Based Movement

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness based movement practices to facilitate coping with stress and enhancing engagement in a full life. Mindfulness involves cultivating non-judgmental awareness in each moment as it unfolds. Students will explore the background of mindfulness and specific movement based contemplative practices and have opportunities to engage with activities and practices to support the development of their own resources to support stress management and resilience.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SBS311: Design Your Life

This course uses the Design Thinking process to help you engage in career- and self-exploration for the purpose of developing agency in creating and guiding your career path. Throughout the course, you will develop a plan for your engagement and skill-building experiences that will allow you to test your ideas for a life plan that integrates work and your own personal values.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
627

SBS350: Intro Adobe Creative Cloud

In this course students will learn to produce multimedia texts using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Besides becoming familiar with and producing texts in applications Adobe Spark, Photoshop and/or Illustrator, InDesign and/or Premiere, as well as Muse and/or Dreamweaver, students will learn about basic design, copyright, and accessibility issues related to writing multimedia texts. The vast majority of "writing" in the 21st century is either composed in or composed for digital environments. Even traditional literary novels and legal contracts have been adapted to be interacted with and consumed in digital applications. As "writing" has gone digital, it has also gone multimodal. To "write" in the 21st century is to compose with words, images, and sounds.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
628

SBS374: Social Research Methods

Problems of conceptualization and measurement of social phenomena; design of research projects; techniques of data collection and analysis.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SBS393: 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, non-profit, and private sectors.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
629

SBS411: Design Your Search

This course engages students in designing their personal plan for searching for a job or internship through the gaining of knowledge about timelines, resources, and expectations of a successful search and reflecting on how their personal skills have value in their desired career path. Utilizing a design thinking process to develop their plan, students will define what opportunities align with their career path and values and connect to their skills and experiences. Students will design an actionable plan for their job/internship search that lay outs how they will pursue those opportunities, execute their plan, and remain open to iteration in the process. Ultimately, 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 start a search for an internship or job. It is recommended but not required that students take SBS 311 prior to this course, or have completed 60 units and have declared a major.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
630

SBS595: Special Topics

An exploration of themes and topics relevant to Social and Behavioral Science.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
631
Government & Public Policy
632

SGPP384: 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 2021
633
Sociology
634

SOC101: Intro to Sociology

Sociological concepts and principles, with special reference to contemporary society.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SOC150B1: Social Issues in America

The primary objective of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to become conversant with and think critically about various contemporary social problems that bear directly on aspects of their lives and futures and that are relevant to their communities and the nation more broadly.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
635

SOC150B2: Gender, Power, and Inequality

This course examines gender as a "taken for granted" social difference in our society. We begin by examining definitions of gender. Do gender and biological sex always "match". How is gender socially constructed? How do other social categories, such as race, class, and sexuality, influence sex and gender? Then we explore the relationships between gender and social institutions including work, education, the media, the family, and the legal and political systems. Throughout the course, we focus on understanding how people experience gender in everyday life.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SOC150C2: The Good Society

What institutions are conducive to prosperity, freedom, capabilities, democracy, security, peace, justice, community, health, and happiness? To what extent do societies face trade-offs among these desired features? This course examines the history and performance of key social, economic and political institutions in the United States and other nations.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
636

SOC202: 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 2021

SOC220: Intro African Amer Study

Introductory survey of the literature, history, culture and social issues affecting Black Americans.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
637

SOC241: Criminal Justice Admin

Theory and practice of criminal justice organizations: police, courts and correctional institutions.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SOC280: Schools,Students+Society

The course explores how social factors produce variation in school practices; and how variation in school practices affect student outcomes.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
638

SOC300: Sources of Social Theory

Critical review of the works of leading sociologists.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

SOC302: Sports and Society

This course explores relevant sociological literature and empirical research on sports as social and cultural phenomena. This class will survey issues on participation in sports, the meaning of sports, and social inequality.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
639

SOC303: 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 2021

SOC307: Environmental Sociology

This course will examine the relationship between society and the environment, including the social roots and societal impacts of environmental issues, as well as efforts to address those issues.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
640
Turkish
641

TURK102: Beginning Turkish II

This course is a continuation of 101. It is designed to improve different aspects of language and writing skills for the second semester students. Objectives are: to improve students' conversational skills, to provide a variety of readings for written comprehension; to develop a good grammar background; to improve listening skills; to introduce students to some examples of Turkish culture.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

TURK399: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
642

TURK402: Intermediate Turkish II

This is a continuation of "Intermediate Turkish I". Emphasis will be placed on grammar knowledge, conversational skills, vocabulary, reading and writing.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

TURK404: Advanced Turkish II

This course aims at solidifying students' language skills acquired in Advanced Turkish I. Building on this foundation, this course will help students improve all four-language skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening/Comprehension and Reading.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
643

TURK408: 4th-Year Turkish II

This is a comprehensive fourth-year Turkish course organized around the theme of identity, designed for students who have completed TURK 407, building on the advanced-Turkish competence achieved in first semester fourth year Turkish, further developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as advanced compound and subordinate structures in grammar.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

TURK499: Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
644

TURK504: Advanced Turkish II

This course aims at solidifying students¿ language skills acquired in Advanced Turkish I. Building on this foundation, this course will help students improve all four-language skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening/Comprehension and Reading. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and biweekly meetings with the instructor to discuss the readings of which written critiques will be submitted.
Terms offered: Spring 2021

TURK508: 4th-Year Turkish II

This is a comprehensive fourth-year Turkish course organized around the theme of identity, designed for students who have completed TURK 407, building on the advanced-Turkish competence achieved in first semester fourth year Turkish, further developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as advanced compound and subordinate structures in grammar. Graduate-level requirements include additional presentations, longer reaction papers.
Terms offered: Spring 2021
645

TURK599: Independent Study

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

TURK699: 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 2021
646