COURSE OFFERINGS

The courses listed below are subject to change. For the most current listing, please consult the University Registrar's Schedule of Classes.
 

Fall 2021


Description
Ongoing historical processes that increase global integration, the social, economic, and political interdependence of different regions, cultures, and peoples. Topics include ancient empires, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, modern imperialism and warfare, decolonization, global social movements, conflict, inequality, and global governance.
 
Same as SOC SCI 4A

Description
Offers a general overview of the rise of global interdependence in political, economic, demographic, and cultural terms. Considers what drove people from relative isolation into intensified intercourse with one another, and investigates the consequences of this shift.
 
Same as ANTHRO 41A.

Description
Examines problems such as global climate change, growing human populations, fisheries depletion, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and food security. Introduces political, social, and economic factors contributing to environmental issues and their disproportional impacts on the world’s poor and minorities.
 
Same as SOC SCI 17.

Description
Introduction to political ecology and critical analysis of the global scale and globalization. Topics include current and historical climate change, fossil fuels, international trade and investment, soil erosion and pollution, deforestation, waste, ocean ecology, water crisis, wars, revolutions, and refugees.

Description
Introduction to conducting business in the international arena, decision making in the organization, and globalization of markets and production. Topics covered range from tax and finance to ethics, marketing, and more. Continuing corporate regulatory scandals discussed.
 
Same as SOC SCI 115D.

Description
Examination of the origin, changing structure, application of international law, and the role of legal norms in regulating the behavior of states and maintaining international order.
 
Same as POL SCI 172A.

Description
Presents a comparative analysis of the causes, development, and consequences of selected revolutionary movements, focusing on outbreaks in Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, and Grenada. Explores topics of state formation, economic nationalism, social justice, ethnicity, and role of international affairs.
 
Same as CHC/LAT 151B, HISTORY 166D, SOC SCI 173N.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: This course introduces students to the origins and construction of race with particular attention to how race has helped to shape Latin America from colonial times to the present. This will be a broad analysis of the place that racial and ethnic ideologies have played in national political structures, economic formations, and social movements. We will examine the formation of individual and collective identity in Latin America among Europeans, indigenous groups, blacks, as well as Asians across a variety of historical and geographical settings.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: The major task of this course is to assess how Islam as one of the world religions, makes an impact on politics, state and society and in turn is impacted upon and potentially transformed by society, politics and the state The course’s objective is to provide students with an improved conceptual and theoretical understanding of the study of Islam and democracy. It will relate the concepts discussed in the course to a range of recent events, developments and ongoing trends in the political world.

Description
Assists students to prepare a thesis prospectus for the Honors Program in International Studies. Students choose a topic, learn writing and research methods, write a prospectus and orally present and defend it, and conduct a literature review.

Description
A faculty-student forum featuring lectures from a variety of institutions with discussion issues related to Global and International Studies.
 
Same as SOCECOL 183A, SOC SCI 183A.

Description
Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.
 
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.
 
Same as SOCECOL 183CW, SOC SCI 183CW.


Winter 2022


Description
Ongoing historical processes that increase global integration, the social, economic, and political interdependence of different regions, cultures, and peoples. Topics include ancient empires, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, modern imperialism and warfare, decolonization, global social movements, conflict, inequality, and global governance.
 
Same as SOC SCI 4A

Description
Offers a general overview of the rise of global interdependence in political, economic, demographic, and cultural terms. Considers what drove people from relative isolation into intensified intercourse with one another, and investigates the consequences of this shift.
 
Same as ANTHRO 41A.

Description
An overview of the major political ideologies shaping the current world order and global conflict. Topics include liberalism, democracy, nationalism, capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism, neoliberalism, clash of civilizations, sectarian violence, populist nationalism, and de-globalization.
 
Same as POL SCI 44B, SOC SCI 12.

Description
The global economy as an integrated system. The rise of world trade, capitalism, national economies, market cycles, competing economic ideologies, development, globalization, transnational labor, multinational corporations, and the role of UN, World Bank, WTO, and the IMF in global governance.
 
Same as SOC SCI 15.

Description
The evolution of global social movements over past 250 years. Age of Revolutions in America, France, and Haiti; nationalism and labor; 1960s global decolonization; 21st century Latin American indigenous movements; Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and social media's #metoo, #BlackLivesMatter.

Description
Develops critical insights into gender and sexuality as products of the world around us and as lived experiences across the globe. Topics include agency and resistance, intersectionality, feminisms, colonialism, heteronormativity, gender violence, masculinities, media and popular culture, globalization and migration.
 
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Description
Explores the historical relationship between racism and capitalism. Social movements such as Black Lives Matter highlight the contemporary political economy of racial capitalism, and the relationship between domestic policing and international militarization as twin sides of global racial hegemony.

Description
Examines the cultures and political conflicts of the more than 130 indigenous ethnic groups in the European and Asian territories of the former U.S.S.R. Emphasis is on the theoretical issues of ethnicity, nationalism, and conflict management.
 
Same as POL SCI 154F, ANTHRO 164P.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: This course introduces students to the story of Mexico’s formation and evolution from colonial times to the present. It will emphasize the role that history has played in national political structures, economic formations, and social movements over the centuries. Topics will include the indigenous roots of Mexico, the impact of conquest and colonization, the struggle of nation-building, revolution, reconstruction, and development.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: This project-based class will explore how different actors (such as the government, NGOs, or private sector companies, as well as families and individuals) have been responding and what their respective role has been--and will be--with regard to various aspects of the crisis (health care, social protection and livelihoods, education, and others).

Description
A faculty-student forum featuring lectures from a variety of institutions with discussion issues related to Global and International Studies.
 
Same as SOCECOL 183A, SOC SCI 183A

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: Geography of the Global Economy studies the human world and the global economy through a disciplinary integration and systematic exploration of these three constants. The first part presents a brief history of the development of the discipline. The second part studies agricultural location theory and the agricultural economy. The third part discusses industrial location theory and the industrial economy. The fourth part deals with urban land use theory and the urban economy. The fifth part explores the complex modern economy in the context of globalization, and discusses international trade and developing economics.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: Surveying contemporary international terrorism; probing debates in defining terrorism; examining its historical roots; studying terrorist motivations, organizations, and strategies worldwide; and the role of counter-terrorism measures in response to the threat of international terrorism.

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SPECIAL TOPIC: This course addresses the origins and modes of cyberwar. It focuses on state-sponsored and transnational cyberwarfare as well as on industrial espionage with three specific aims. First, the course identifies the technical aspects of cyber conflicts and the concrete examples of cyberattacks from around the world. Second, it discusses military strategies and intelligence operations in response to cyberattacks. Third, it reviews cyberwarfare-related ethics and laws. The course also addresses the development of artificial intelligence and the broader issue of information wars as an unintended consequence of the development of various social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: The objective of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of contextualized multidimensional poverty measurement and of participatory approaches to developing solutions to deprivations. Special emphasis will be placed on the social innovation “Poverty Stoplight”, a poverty measurement and poverty-elimination coaching tool developed by a Paraguayan organization and currently implemented in 30 countries.


Spring 2022


Description
Ongoing historical processes that increase global integration, the social, economic, and political interdependence of different regions, cultures, and peoples. Topics include ancient empires, colonialism, nationalism, industrialization, modern imperialism and warfare, decolonization, global social movements, conflict, inequality, and global governance.
 
Same as SOC SCI 4A

Description
Offers a general overview of the rise of global interdependence in political, economic, demographic, and cultural terms. Considers what drove people from relative isolation into intensified intercourse with one another, and investigates the consequences of this shift.
 
Same as ANTHRO 41A.

Description
An overview of the major political ideologies shaping the current world order and global conflict. Topics include liberalism, democracy, nationalism, capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism, neoliberalism, clash of civilizations, sectarian violence, populist nationalism, and de-globalization.
 
Same as POL SCI 44B, SOC SCI 12.

Description
The global economy as an integrated system. The rise of world trade, capitalism, national economies, market cycles, competing economic ideologies, development, globalization, transnational labor, multinational corporations, and the role of UN, World Bank, WTO, and the IMF in global governance.

Same as SOC SCI 15.

Description
Historical development of civil, political rights and the rise of human rights in international law. Explores role, and limitations, of the UN, ICJ, and ICC in global governance. Reconceptualizing democracy and political representation in a postnational 21st century.
 
Same as POL SCI 45A, SOC SCI 16.

Description
The evolution of global social movements over past 250 years. Age of Revolutions in America, France, and Haiti; nationalism and labor; 1960s global decolonization; 21st century Latin American indigenous movements; Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and social media's #metoo, #BlackLivesMatter.

Description
Explores trafficking in different global contexts. Covers sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Tracks the use of the concept in policy, human rights, law, humanitarianism, and media. Provides a complex and nuanced understanding of the problem and its solutions.

Description
Introduction to conducting business in the international arena, decision making in the organization, and globalization of markets and production. Topics covered range from tax and finance to ethics, marketing, and more. Continuing corporate regulatory scandals discussed.
 
Same as SOC SCI 115D.

Description
Examination of the origin, changing structure, application of international law, and the role of legal norms in regulating the behavior of states and maintaining international order.
 
Same as POL SCI 172A.

Description
Explores the historical relationship between racism and capitalism. Social movements such as Black Lives Matter highlight the contemporary political economy of racial capitalism, and the relationship between domestic policing and international militarization as twin sides of global racial hegemony.

Description
Explores political, economic, social, and cultural ties that bind Latin America to the United States. Focuses on U.S. intervention and Latin American response from early nineteenth century to present day. Case studies include Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, and Central America.
 
Same as POL SCI 142J, HISTORY 166, CHC/LAT 150.

Description
Explores the causes, development, and legacy of the 1959 Revolution. Themes include economic dependency, democracy, race, gender, culture, and the always volatile relations between Cuba and the United States.
 
Same as POL SCI 153G, HISTORY 166C, CHC/LAT 157.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: Some scholars claim that there is a fundamental difference in the cultural ethos of Muslims and the Western world and that the two clash as seemingly incompatible civilizations. Others suggest that such stereotypical contrasts between Muslims and Westerners wrongly view both sides as monolithic and overlook important ways in which Islam and the West overlap. The course explores this scholarly debate.

Description
SPECIAL TOPIC: Geography was once characterized by a US commission as concerned with vector variables whose components are location, spatial extent, density and succession. This course exemplifies this characterization of geography, by presenting a systematic and regional analysis of the Middle East.

Description
A faculty-student forum featuring lectures from a variety of institutions with discussion issues related to Global and International Studies.
 
Same as SOCECOL 183A, SOC SCI 183A.

Description
Designed for seniors who are pursuing the minor in Conflict Resolution and/or International Studies major. Provides a forum in which students will refine skills and theory in the study of cooperation and conflict, from local to global arenas.
 
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.
 
Same as SOCECOL 183CW, SOC SCI 183CW.


 

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