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Twin Cities Campus

Developmental Studies and Social Change Minor

CLA Dean's Office
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, 537 Heller Hall, 271 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-0832; fax: 612-625-1879)
Email: icgc@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
This structured interdisciplinary doctoral minor is offered in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC). By focusing on the social bases of change in the global south, the program engages a wide range of academic disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, and biological sciences. The minor focuses on three areas: 1) the relationships between macroscopic processes of political, economic, and social change, and the microscopic conditions of lived experience in the global south; 2) specifically interdisciplinary perspectives (encompassing the social sciences, the biological sciences, and the humanities) on this general thematic concern; and 3) preparation of doctoral students for research on the global south.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission is contingent upon prior admission to a doctoral degree-granting program at the University and upon affiliation with ICGC.
Special Application Requirements:
Students enrolled in a doctoral degree-granting program may apply for the minor at any time during the academic year; acceptance will take effect the following term. Students must be officially in the minor prior to taking their preliminary oral examination.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Doctoral
Required Courses
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
DSSC 8112 - Scholarship and Public Responsibility (1.0 cr)
DSSC 8211 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change (2.0 cr)
DSSC 8212 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change (1.0 cr)
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change (1.0-3.0 cr)
Electives
Students are required to take a minimum of 3 credits from outside their own department or program. This list is intended only as a guide; other graduate courses may qualify as electives for the DSSC minor upon approval by the minor program director of Graduate Studies. The program for an individual student will be developed in consultation among the student, the major advisor, and the director or associate director of Graduate Studies in Development Studies and Social Change.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
Afro-American Studies
· AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5876 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (2.0-4.0 cr)
AFRO 8202 - Seminar: Intellectual History of Race (3.0 cr)
AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
AFRO 8910 - Topics in Studies of Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· American Indian Studies
· AMIN 5109 - Anishinaabe Literature (3.0 cr)
AMIN 5409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History (3.0 cr)
· American Studies
· AMST 8239 - Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in the United States: Readings (3.0 cr)
AMST 8240 - Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in the United States: Topical Development (3.0 cr)
· Anthropology
· ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8120 - Problems in Culture Change and Applied Anthropology (3.0-6.0 cr)
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8205 - Economic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8213 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender (3.0 cr)
· Apparel Studies
· APST 8267 - Dress and Culture (3.0 cr)
· Applied Economics
· APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis (3.0 cr)
APEC 5511 - Labor Economics (3.0 cr)
APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
APEC 5731 - Economic Growth and International Development (3.0 cr)
APEC 5751 - Global Trade and Policy (3.0 cr)
APEC 8601 - Natural Resource Economics (3.0 cr)
APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment (3.0 cr)
APEC 8701 - Trade and Development I (2.0 cr)
APEC 8702 - Trade and Development II (2.0 cr)
· Chicano Studies
· CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies (3.0 cr)
· Communication Studies
· COMM 8211 - Critical Communication Studies: History, Theory, Method (3.0 cr)
COMM 8451 - Seminar: Intercultural and Diversity Research (3.0 cr)
· Comparative Literature
· CL 5910 - Topics in Comparative Literature (3.0-4.0 cr)
CL 8001 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Literature I (3.0 cr)
CL 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Literature II (3.0 cr)
CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others (4.0 cr)
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature (3.0 cr)
CL 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature (3.0 cr)
· Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
· CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I (3.0 cr)
CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II (3.0 cr)
CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society (3.0 cr)
· Conservation Biology
· CONS 8004 - Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
CONS 8095 - Contemporary Problems in Conservation Biology (1.0 cr)
· Curriculum and Instruction
· CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum (3.0 cr)
CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice (3.0 cr)
· Design
· DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
· Economics
· ECON 8311 - Economic Growth and Development (2.0 cr)
ECON 8312 - Economic Growth and Development (2.0 cr)
ECON 8313 - Economic Growth and Development (2.0 cr)
ECON 8381 - Advanced Topics in Economic Development (2.0 cr)
ECON 8391 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8401 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8402 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8403 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8404 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8481 - Advanced Topics in International Trade (2.0 cr)
ECON 8482 - Advanced Topics in International Trade (2.0 cr)
ECON 8491 - Workshop in Trade and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8492 - Workshop in Trade and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· English Literature
· ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8190 - Seminar in 20th-Century Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8510 - Studies in Criticism and Theory (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8520 - Seminar: Cultural Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ENGL 8530 - Seminar in Feminist Criticism (3.0 cr)
· Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
· ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity (3.0 cr)
ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (3.0 cr)
ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· Fisheries and Wildlife
· FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation (3.0 cr)
FW 8452 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· French
· FREN 5470 - Post/Colonial Francophone Literatures (3.0 cr)
· Geography
· GEOG 5385 - Globalization and Development: Political Economy (4.0 cr)
GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8005 - Proseminar: Population Geography (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8007 - Proseminar: Theories of Development and Change (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8101 - Proseminar: Nature and Society (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8212 - Africa (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8213 - East Asia and China (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8214 - South Asia (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8220 - Agrarian Change and Rural Development (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8240 - Medical Geography (3.0 cr)
GEOG 8336 - Development Theory and the State (3.0 cr)
· Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
· GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5290 - Topics: Biology, Health, and Environmental Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8102 - Advanced Studies in Sexuality (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
GWSS 8301 - Feminist Literary Criticism (3.0 cr)
· Global Studies
· GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture (3.0 cr)
GLOS 5900 - Topics in Global Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· History
· HIST 5439 - Environment and Society in Africa (3.0 cr)
HIST 5468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
HIST 5479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0 cr)
HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East (3.0 cr)
HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China (3.0 cr)
HIST 5881 - American Foreign Relations to 1895 (3.0 cr)
HIST 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History (3.0 cr)
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial (3.0 cr)
HIST 5902 - Latin America Proseminar: Modern (3.0 cr)
HIST 5920 - Topics in African History (3.0 cr)
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
HIST 5940 - Topics in Asian History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5950 - Topics in Latin American History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE (3.0 cr)
HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History (3.0 cr)
HIST 5980 - Topics in Comparative Women's History (3.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5990 - Readings in Comparative History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States (3.0 cr)
HIST 8240 - Topics in Research in Gender, Race, Class, or Ethnicity in the United States (3.0 cr)
HIST 8245 - Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity: A Global History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8390 - Research in American Indian History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8464 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8465 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History (3.0 cr)
HIST 8709 - Seminar: History of Sexuality (3.0 cr)
HIST 8920 - Topics in African History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8940 - Topics in Asian History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8944 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History I (3.0 cr)
HIST 8945 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History II (3.0 cr)
HIST 8950 - Topics in Latin American History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8990 - Topics in Comparative History-Research (3.0 cr)
· History of Science and Technology
· HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment (3.0 cr)
HSCI 5331 - Technology and American Culture (3.0 cr)
HSCI 5332 - Science in the Shaping of America (3.0 cr)
HSCI 8441 - Women in Science: Historical Perspectives (3.0 cr)
HSCI 8940 - Seminar: History of Science and Technology in the Americas (3.0 cr)
HSCI 8950 - Seminar: Science and Technology in Cultural Settings (3.0 cr)
· Housing Studies
· HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class (3.0 cr)
· Journalism and Mass Communication
· JOUR 8513 - Seminar: Ethnographic Methods in Mass Communication Research (3.0 cr)
JOUR 8681 - Seminar: International Media Perspectives (3.0 cr)
JOUR 8721 - Seminar: Communication Agencies as Social Institutions (3.0 cr)
JOUR 8801 - Seminar: Comparative Research in Mass Communication, a Cross-National Approach (3.0 cr)
· Music
· MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology (3.0 cr)
· Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
OLPD 8121 - Doctoral Seminar: Comparative and International Development Education (1.0-6.0 cr)
· Philosophy
· PHIL 8600 - Workshop in the Philosophy of Science (1.0 cr)
PHIL 8660 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science (3.0 cr)
PHIL 8670 - Seminar: Philosophy of Science (3.0 cr)
· Political Science
· POL 5410 - Topics in Comparative Politics (1.0-3.0 cr)
POL 5477 - Struggles and Issues in the Middle East (4.0 cr)
POL 5485 - Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (3.0 cr)
POL 5525 - Federal Indian Policy (3.0 cr)
POL 5833 - The United States in the Global EconomyUS For Econ Policy (3.0-4.0 cr)
POL 5885 - International Conflict and Security (3.0 cr)
POL 8235 - Democratic Theory (3.0 cr)
POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought (3.0 cr)
POL 8401 - International Relations (3.0 cr)
POL 8402 - International Security (3.0 cr)
POL 8403 - International Norms and Institutions (3.0 cr)
POL 8404 - International Hierarchy (3.0 cr)
POL 8405 - International Political Economy (3.0 cr)
POL 8406 - Politics of International Finance (3.0 cr)
POL 8407 - Morality in World Politics (3.0 cr)
POL 8408 - International Relations of the Environment (3.0 cr)
POL 8411 - Political Psychology and Foreign Policy (3.0 cr)
POL 8412 - American Foreign Policy (3.0 cr)
POL 8460 - Topics in International Relations (3.0 cr)
POL 8601 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
POL 8605 - Government and Politics in Africa (3.0 cr)
POL 8608 - Government and Politics of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (3.0 cr)
POL 8611 - Chinese Politics (3.0 cr)
POL 8619 - Latin American Politics (3.0 cr)
POL 8633 - Comparative Sociopolitical Change (3.0 cr)
POL 8637 - Comparative Political Economy (3.0 cr)
POL 8641 - Comparative Mass Political Behavior (3.0 cr)
POL 8643 - Comparative Political Institutions (3.0 cr)
POL 8660 - Topics in Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
· Portuguese
· PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3.0 cr)
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures (3.0 cr)
· Public Affairs
· PA 5301 - Population Methods & Issues for the United States & Global South (3.0 cr)
PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0-4.0 cr)
PA 5480 - Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development (3.0 cr)
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development (3.0 cr)
PA 5521 - Development Planning and Policy Analysis (4.0 cr)
PA 5522 - International Development Policy, Families, and Health (3.0 cr)
PA 5590 - Topics in Economic and Community Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 5601 - Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5690 - Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 5701 - Science and State (3.0 cr)
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5801 - Global Public Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5890 - Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs (1.0-5.0 cr)
PA 5952 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
PA 8686 - Feminist Organizations (3.0 cr)
PA 8690 - Advanced Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 8811 - Strategic Issues in International Economic Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 8821 - National Security Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 8890 - Advanced Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs (1.0-3.0 cr)
· Public Health
· PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6281 - Immigrant Health Issues (3.0-4.0 cr)
· Sociology
· SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
SOC 8221 - Sociology of Gender (3.0 cr)
SOC 8290 - Topics in Social Stratification (3.0 cr)
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
SOC 8790 - Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory (3.0 cr)
· Spanish
· SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States (3.0 cr)
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States (3.0 cr)
SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues (3.0 cr)
SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres (3.0 cr)
SPPT 5930 - Selected Topics in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Discourse (1.0-3.0 cr)
· Studies in Cinema and Media Culture
· SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture (4.0 cr)
· Studies of Science and Technology
· SST 8400 - Seminar: Science, Technology, and Society (3.0 cr)
SST 8420 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science (3.0 cr)
· Sustainable Agriculture
· SAGR 8010 - Colloquium in Sustainable Agriculture (2.0 cr)
SAGR 8020 - Field Experience in Sustainable Agriculture (1.0-4.0 cr)
· Theatre Arts
· TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change (3.0 cr)
 
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DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches practiced by physical, biological, social science, and humanities scholars. "Ways of knowing" in different cultures/groups. Issues/methodological challenges facing interdisciplinary/international studies. Taught by faculty from biological, social sciences, and humanities. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8112 - Scholarship and Public Responsibility
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Concerns/themes relevant to public engagement in academic work. Diverse practices of reading, writing, and pedagogy. Privileged locations of knowledge. Tactics of civil society organizing. Politics of collaborative work. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8211 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identification of potential funding sources for field research and the writing of grant proposals. Preparing for and conducting field research. Taken during the year before undertaking field research, typically the third year of graduate study. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8212 - Doctoral Research Workshop in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification of potential funding sources for field research and the writing of grant proposals. Preparing for and conducting field research. Taken during the year before undertaking field research, typically the third year of graduate study. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
DSSC 8310 - Topics in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seven-week to full semester seminar. Topical issues in development and social change.
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative frameworks, related theories, and pivotal texts in study of Africa and African Diaspora.
AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02054
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Contributions of African American thinkers to making of African history/strategies to rework theoretical/analytical foundations of world history. Writings/intellectual networks of major thinkers whose historical/ethnographic works on Africa spanning nineteenth to twentieth century. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788 - Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 5191/Hist 5438
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Ideological, political, religious, and cultural ties that have informed African American and black South African relations from late 18th century to present.
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by instructor.
AFRO 8202 - Seminar: Intellectual History of Race
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Shifting and contested meanings of "race" from the "Age of Conquest" to the present. Starting from the proposition that race is not a fixed or stable category of social thought or being, the seminar seeks to ascertain how and why Western ideas about race have changed.
AFRO 8554 - Seminar: Gender, Race, Nation, and Policy--Perspectives from Within the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary analysis of U.S. domestic and foreign policies as they affect Africans and peoples of African descent in the diaspora. Intersections of gender, race, nation, and class. prereq: instr consent
AFRO 8910 - Topics in Studies of Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AMIN 5109 - Anishinaabe Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3109/5109
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Readings in Anishinaabe oral literature. prereq: 3107 or 5107 or instr consent
AMIN 5409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00746 - AmIn 3409/AmIn 5409
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Comparative survey of ethnographic/ethnohistorical writings by/about American Indian women.
AMIN 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00952 - AmIn 5890/Hist 5890
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students in this course will read recently published scholarship in American Indian and Indigenous history that takes up pressing research questions, promises to push inquiry in new directions, and that theorizes important interventions in our thinking to understand where the field is situated and moving. Reflecting the instinctively interdisciplinary nature of American Indian and Indigenous history, readings will be drawn not just from the discipline of history but across other disciplines such as Anthropology, American Studies, Geography, Literature, Political Science, and Legal Studies. As well, readings will include scholarship that reaches out to embrace the Global Indigenous studies turn. prereq: Advanced undergrad with instr consent or grad student
AMST 8239 - Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in the United States: Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social, cultural, and artistic modes of self-expression. Intellectual analysis of people in the United States identified as female or male or as members of groups defined by race, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation.
AMST 8240 - Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in the United States: Topical Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, cultural, and artistic modes of self-expression and intellectual analysis of people in the United States identified as female or male and/or as members of group defined by race, ethnicity, class, or sexual orientation. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology) show how humans interact with the biophysical environment. Compare biological and cultural interactions with the environment; examine adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: grad or instr consent
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
ANTH 8120 - Problems in Culture Change and Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative studies of change in cultural systems. Impact of global processes on local cultures. Roles of anthropology and anthropologists in policy, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classic and current issues in research methodology, including positivist, interpretivist, feminist, and postmodernist frameworks. Methodology, in the broadest sense of the concept, is evaluated. Students conduct three research exercises and set up an ethnographic research project. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
ANTH 8205 - Economic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4053/8205
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical foundations of economic anthropology examined through critical readings of traditional, classical, and contemporary authors. Ethnographic puzzles of material life and issues of ecological degradation, development, market expansion, gender, and transglobal processes.
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Western concepts of politics, power, authority, society, state, and law. Cross-cultural approaches to these concepts in historical perspective. Major theoretical frameworks and current problems and positions in social and political anthropology. Ethnographic classics and new directions.
ANTH 8213 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar on method, theory, and key problems in ecological anthropology and human ecology. Examines approaches in light of human practices, interactions between culture and the environment, global environmental change, and our understanding of human dimensions of ecosystem-based management.
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural approach to gender. Focuses on various theories (e.g., feminist, postmodernist, psychoanalytic) of power, gender, authority, and femininity and masculinity. Gender ambiguity and issues of sexuality. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
APST 8267 - Dress and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cultural factors of identity expressed through dress. Focuses on issues of cultural diversity through analysis of dress and textiles within a specific world region. prereq: 4212 or instr consent
APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development patterns. Role of resources, transportation, and institutional constraints. Migration, investments in growth and change. Economic information in investment and location decisions. Economic development policies and tools. Economic impact analysis. prereq: 3006 or ECON 3102 or instr consent
APEC 5511 - Labor Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theoretical foundations of labor markets. Intertemporal/household labor supply. Demand for labor, efficiency wages. Human capital theory, unemployment, migration decisions. Analysis of econometric research applied to labor policy issues such as minimum wage, tax policy, social insurance, education. prereq: [[3001 or Econ 3101 or PA 5021], [PA 5032 or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic analyses, including project evaluation of current natural resource/environmental issues. Intertemporal use of natural resources, natural resource scarcity/adequacy, environmental quality, and mechanisms for pollution control and their implications for public policy. prereq: [[3001 or ECON 3101], [3611 or ECON 3611 or ESPM 3261]] or instr consent
APEC 5731 - Economic Growth and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Economics of research and development. Technical change, productivity growth. Impact of technology on institutions. Science and technology policy. prereq: 3002 or [Econ 3101, Stat 3022]; Econ 4211 recommended
APEC 5751 - Global Trade and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Trade policies of import/export nations, gains from trade, trade negotiations/agreements. Free trade and common market areas. Exchange rate impacts. Primary commodities and market instability. Current trade issues. prereq: 3001 or Econ 3101 or PA 5021
APEC 8601 - Natural Resource Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Economic analysis of resource use and management. Capital theory, dynamic resource allocation. Applications to renewable and nonrenewable resources. Empirical studies, policy issues. prereq: [5151, 8202, 8206 [ECON 5151 or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of environmental management, emphasizing environmental policy. Application of microeconomic theory to problems of market failure, market-based pollution control policies, contingent valuation, hedonic models, option value, and other topics. prereq: 8004 or ECON 8004 or ECON 8104 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8701 - Trade and Development I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
This course will analyze international trade and economic policies that affect trade. The course will consider the determinants of trade, the welfare effects of trade, and the implications of trade liberalization or protectionism. The course will use contemporary economic theory and econometric methods of analysis; and will provide an economic foundation for analyzing issues on the frontier of the academic literature and policy debate.
APEC 8702 - Trade and Development II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will focus on the applied microeonomics of international development. The course will focus on empirically testing the various theories developed to account for persistent economic underdevelopment and poverty. We will start from key ideas and methods in empirical development economics, then cover household models (both unitary and otherwise), intrahousehold models, market formation and market participation, land markets, technology adoption, risk and insurance, and other topics related to development microeconomics, all from an empirical perspective. prereq: First-year PhD level microeconomics and econometrics
CHIC 5920 - Topics in Chicana(o) Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multidisciplinary themes in Chicana(o) studies. Issues of current interest.
COMM 8211 - Critical Communication Studies: History, Theory, Method
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative research methods for studying media institutions, texts, audiences, and contexts.
COMM 8451 - Seminar: Intercultural and Diversity Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Development of ideas/methods for research project, M.A. Plan B project, or Ph.D. dissertation. prereq: instr consent
CL 5910 - Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
CL 8001 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Literature I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01224
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CL 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02064
Typically offered: Every Spring
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Special attention to historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CL 8362 - Modernity and Its Others
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dialectical interrogation of Western and non-Western theories of modernity. Reckoning with differences and variations in its history, providing an account of the normative category of modernity (designated as European), and alternative articulations around the globe.
CL 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CL 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CSDS 8001 - Basic Research Seminar: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01224 - CL 8001/CSDS 8001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8002 - Basic Research Seminar in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02064 - CL 8002/CSDS 8002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Key texts, positions, problematics in field of comparative critical theory. Special attention to historical precursors, influential contemporary debates, disciplinary genealogies.
CSDS 8910 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Themes in comparative, sociohistorical analysis of discursive practices. Individually or team taught. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CSDS 8920 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical applications of specific methodologies and theories to a determined area. Topics vary by instructor and semester.
CONS 8004 - Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic/social aspects of conservation biology. Ecological economics, human dimension of conservation biology, values of conserving species/ecosystems. prereq: CBio student or instr consent
CONS 8095 - Contemporary Problems in Conservation Biology
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comprehensive review of conservation biology issue. Written exam. prereq: 8004, FW 8452, instr consent
CI 5137 - Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of diversity/culture in K-12 contexts. Rationale for multicultural/gender-fair curriculum. Impact of curricular change/conflicts between culture/curriculum. Gender/expression, sexual identities, social class, language, race, ethnicity.
CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepares educators for leadership responsibilities in the area of global environmental education. Focus on the knowledge and process skills necessary to carry out a leadership role in the curriculum.
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement of people, products, and ideas. Challenges brought by differences among us. prereq: Grad student
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
ECON 8311 - Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods of analyzing dynamical systems; applying methods to new models of growth and development; deriving and evaluating models' quantitative implications in light of growth and development in a number of countries. Seven-week course. prereq: 8104, 8106 or instr consent
ECON 8312 - Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methods of analyzing dynamical systems; applying methods to new models of growth and development; deriving and evaluating models' quantitative implications in light of growth and development in a number of countries. Seven-week course. prereq: 8311 or instr consent
ECON 8313 - Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods of analyzing dynamical systems; applying methods to new models of growth and development; deriving and evaluating models' quantitative implications in light of growth and development in a number of countries. Seven-week course. prereq: 8312 or instr consent
ECON 8381 - Advanced Topics in Economic Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8312 or instr consent; offered when feasible
ECON 8391 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Economic Growth and Development prereq: instr consent
ECON 8401 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Impact of trade on factor rentals. Stolper-Samuelson, Rybczynski, and factor price equalization theorems. Heckscher-Ohlin theorem. Derivation of offer curves and general international equilibrium. Transfer problem. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, 8105 or instr consent
ECON 8402 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Tariffs, quotas, and other barriers to trade; gains from trade; trading blocs; increasing returns; growth. This is a seven-week course. prereq: 8401 or instr consent
ECON 8403 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
International business cycles; exchange rates; capital movements; international liquidity. This is a 7-week course. prereq: 8402 or instr consent
ECON 8404 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theoretical models of international trade. Trade data, empirical work on trade. Seven week course. prereq: [8402, 8403] or instr consent
ECON 8481 - Advanced Topics in International Trade
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8403 or instr consent
ECON 8482 - Advanced Topics in International Trade
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8403 or instr consent
ECON 8491 - Workshop in Trade and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Trade and Development prereq: instr consent
ECON 8492 - Workshop in Trade and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
tbd prereq: instr consent
ENGL 5510 - Readings in Criticism and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Major works of classical criticism in the English critical tradition from Renaissance to 1920. Leading theories of criticism from 1920 to present. Theories of fiction, narratology. Feminist criticisms. Marxist criticisms. Psychoanalytic criticisms. Theories of postmodernism.
ENGL 8190 - Seminar in 20th-Century Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics in Anglophone literatures of Canada, Africa, the Caribbean, India and Pakistan, and the Pacific. Sample topics: Stuart Hall and Black Britain; Salman Rushdie and cosmopolitan literatures; national literatures and partitioned states. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8400 - Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature, Culture, and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Marxism and nationalism; modern India; feminism and decolonization; "the Empire Writes Back"; Islam and the West. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8510 - Studies in Criticism and Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Developments within critical theory that have affected literary criticism, by altering conceptions of its object ("literature") or by challenging conceptions of critical practice. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8520 - Seminar: Cultural Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sample topics: semiotics applied to perspective paintings, numbers, and money; analysis of a particular set of cultural practices by applying various theories to them. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ENGL 8530 - Seminar in Feminist Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Brief history of feminist criticism, in-depth treatment of contemporary perspectives/issues. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Recent literature in field. Complements 4061. Ecology of aquatic ecosystems, how they are valuable to society and changed by landscape management. Case studies, impaired waters, TMDL process, student engagement in simulating water quality decision making.
ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3101/5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles underlying assessment/conservation of plant biodiversity at individual, population, and community levels. Case studies in management of biodiversity to restore or maintain ecosystem function. Genetics, timber harvesting, invasive species, plant reproduction. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3241W/5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes at play in management of environment and how disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies and institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3251/5251/LAS 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
International perspectives on resource use in developing countries. Integration of natural resource issues with social, economic, and policy considerations. Agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, non-timber forest products, water resources, certification, development issues. Latin American case studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00362 - ESPM 3261/ESPM 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microeconomic principles in natural resource management. Tools to address market failure, project analysis, and evaluation. Economic/financial considerations. Benefit/cost analysis methods/examples. Valuation/assessment methods for property/resources. Managing renewable natural resources.
ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3703/5703
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Biological, physical, and environmental attributes of agroforestry as pertains to watershed management. Coupling production with watershed protection benefits. Implications for policy, economics, and human dimensions in sustainable development. Examples/case studies from North America and developing countries. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of social, psychological, economic, policy aspects of managing/conserving wildlife, fisheries, and related resources. prereq: [Biol 1001 or Biol 1009], Biol 3407
FW 8452 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar examining population- to system-level biological issues (genetics; demographic processes; community, ecosystem, and landscape scale interaction; restoration ecology; ex situ strategies for restoration and recovery) and societal issues (social, economic, cultural perspectives; sustainable development strategies; roles of institutions; international and U.S. policies).
FREN 5470 - Post/Colonial Francophone Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Francophone literature from North Africa, Africa, and the Caribbean of the colonial and/or post-colonial eras in the light of relevant literary and cultural theories. prereq: 3111 or above
GEOG 5385 - Globalization and Development: Political Economy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Nature/scope of modern world system (capitalism), its impact on regional development processes. Roles of state and of international financial institutions. prereq: Sr or grad or instr consent
GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Applications of geographic information systems and other spatial analysis tools to analysis of environmental systems patterns, dynamics, and interactions. Focuses on global to landscape databases developed to analyze atmospheric, hydrospheric, geomorphic, pedologic, biologic, and human landuse systems. prereq: 3561 or 5561 or FR 4131 or LA 5573 or one intro GIS course or grad student or instr consent
GEOG 8005 - Proseminar: Population Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Conceptual literature and empirical studies on fertility, mortality, and migrations in different parts of the world. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8007 - Proseminar: Theories of Development and Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent research themes and questions in geography and related social sciences on Third World development; development theories, conceptually grounded case studies, and grassroots-based research. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8101 - Proseminar: Nature and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interconnectedness of environment and people, nature and society. Conceptual literature and empirical studies in human/cultural/political ecology. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8212 - Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced topics. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8213 - East Asia and China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Contemporary research, advanced topics. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8214 - South Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced topics. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course.
GEOG 8220 - Agrarian Change and Rural Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Contours of agricultural/rural development in Third World. Theories of agrarian transformation and of rural development. Role of agriculture in economic development. Peasant economy. Nature/role of state intervention in rural sector.
GEOG 8240 - Medical Geography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Geographic inquiry concerning selected problems of health and health care. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 8336 - Development Theory and the State
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Why certain interventionist states in third world countries have been able to guide their economies to overcome legacy of underdevelopment while most have failed to induce development. Internal/external conditions that facilitated such departure from underdevelopment. Comparative national/provincial case studies: Taiwan, South Korea, Botswana, Brazil, India. Applying theoretical approaches to policy issues.
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 5290 - Topics: Biology, Health, and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule.
GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 8101 - Intellectual History of Feminism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major trends in feminist intellectual history from 14th century to the present, especially in the United States and Europe.
GWSS 8102 - Advanced Studies in Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Contemporary theoretical scholarship/research on selected issues related to sexuality, gender, and the body. prereq: Priority given to feminist studies grad students
GWSS 8103 - Feminist Theories of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary seminar. Feminist approaches to knowledge and to criticism of paradigms of knowledge operative in the disciplines. Feminist use of concepts of subjectivity, objectivity, and intersubjectivity. Feminist empiricism, standpoint theory, and contextualism. Postmodern and postcolonial theorizing.
GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; intersections of gender theory with critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methodologies from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-semester interdisciplinary seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methods from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8201 - Feminist Theory and Methods in the Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar on recent theories, including feminist versions of positivist, interpretivist, critical theoretical, and postmodernist models of social science knowledge. Methodologies congenial to feminist practices of inquiry, including use of narrative in theory, feminist ethnography, discourse analysis, and comparative methods in history.
GWSS 8301 - Feminist Literary Criticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent developments and major issues in feminist studies of literature. Introduction to array of scholars and scholarship in field of feminist literary theory and criticism, emphasizing broad range of feminist textual analysis taking place in various University departments.
GLOS 5602 - Other Worlds: Globality and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interconnectedness of world. Considering not one world, but many. Colonialism, consumption, diasporic conditions, global media, nationalism, supra-national governance. How globality is experienced/contested locally/specifically. prereq: [3101, 3144, grad student] or instr consent
GLOS 5900 - Topics in Global Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Proseminar. Selected issues in global studies. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
HIST 5439 - Environment and Society in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major historiographical, theoretical, and methodological debates concerning people-environment relations in Africa, from rise of human societies to present. Environment and the rise of civilizations. Demography, colonial environmental policies, conservation, disease, indigenous knowledge, water management, food. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5468 - Social Change in Modern China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EAS 3468W/Hist 3468W/5468
Typically offered: Every Fall
Opium War and opening of Treaty Ports in 19th century; missionary activity and cultural influence; changes in education system; women's movement; early industrialization; socialism and collectivization after 1949; industrialization of Taiwan; PRC's entry into the world trading system.
HIST 5479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, their modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of some major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of the models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernity in non-Western imperial context. Identity, ideology, economy, environment, language. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Nature of Chinese socio-political formations and economic development in Qing and Republican eras, 1644-1937. Establishment/methods of state rule, merchants, agrarian social structure, domestic industry, demographic regimes, capitalism, and imperialism. Comparisons using theoretical and case studies of economic development. prereq: Grad student or [adv undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 5881 - American Foreign Relations to 1895
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive readings in the historiography of American foreign relations with emphasis on American imperialism, domestic courses of foreign policy, and international political, economic, and cultural relations. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5890 - Readings in American Indian and Indigenous History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00952 - AmIn 5890/Hist 5890
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students in this course will read recently published scholarship in American Indian and Indigenous history that takes up pressing research questions, promises to push inquiry in new directions, and that theorizes important interventions in our thinking to understand where the field is situated and moving. Reflecting the instinctively interdisciplinary nature of American Indian and Indigenous history, readings will be drawn not just from the discipline of history but across other disciplines such as Anthropology, American Studies, Geography, Literature, Political Science, and Legal Studies. As well, readings will include scholarship that reaches out to embrace the Global Indigenous studies turn. prereq: Advanced undergrad with instr consent or grad student
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5902 - Latin America Proseminar: Modern
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5920 - Topics in African History
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043 - Afro 5932/Hist 5932
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.
HIST 5940 - Topics in Asian History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses. prereq: Grad student or [advanced undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 5950 - Topics in Latin American History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 15.0]
Prerequisites: Grad or advanced undergrad with #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in Latin American history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or advanced undergrad with instr consent
HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research proseminar on actions of Europeans in wider world, 1000-1800. Based on documents in James Ford Bell Library. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical approaches guide cross-cultural examinations of major issues in the economic history of East Asia, Europe, and the New World. Agrarian structures in economic development, markets, the state and economic development, and the industrial revolution. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5980 - Topics in Comparative Women's History
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cross-cultural/thematic explorations in history of women. Gender/colonialism. Women/class formation. Women/religion. Sexuality. Medical construction of gender. Women's narratives as historical sources. Gender/politics. prereq: [advanced undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 5990 - Readings in Comparative History
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Students read/discuss historical works that focus on common theme or employ similar methods in different geographic areas. Issues of cross-area comparison. Topics vary (e.g., peasant societies, race/ethnicity, states/nationalism). prereq: instr consent
HIST 8239 - Readings in Gender, Race, Class, and/or Ethnicity in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history; intersections of these forces. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8240 - Topics in Research in Gender, Race, Class, or Ethnicity in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Dynamics of gender, racial, class, and ethnic relations in U.S. history. Intersections of these forces. Topis vary by instructor. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8245 - Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity: A Global History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical literature on genocides and human rights and on race/nation. Readings/discussions on meaning of "genocide" and its codification in international law. Historical cases. Students choose case to research.
HIST 8390 - Research in American Indian History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research/writing skills in American Indian history. Identify research questions, locate sources, conduct original research, produce substantial research paper.
HIST 8464 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basic skills and resources for doing research in history of late imperial China. Bibliographic exercises; reading and translating primary documents. prereq: Good working knowledge of classical Chinese, background in history of late imperial China
HIST 8465 - Research in Yuan, Ming, and Qing History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basic skills and resources for doing research in history of late imperial China. Students select, translate, and annotate texts appropriate to their research interests and write a research paper centering on these texts. prereq: Good working knowledge of classical Chinese, background in history of late imperial China
HIST 8630 - Seminar in World History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical examination of historical literature dealing with theoretical approaches to world history and teaching of world history. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8709 - Seminar: History of Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of sexuality (by, e.g., Foucault, Butler, deLauretis), their application in history. Topics may include: feminist critique of Foucault and the classics, psycoanalytic approaches to religious transformations such as the Reformation, varying forms of gender transgression, sexuality in colonial encounters, operation of sexual metaphors in political conflict, and AIDS and the writing of history.
HIST 8920 - Topics in African History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8940 - Topics in Asian History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8944 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
First of two-part course. Rradical transformation in field of African social history during past two decades. Students select major research topic and begin preliminary investigation. prereq: instr consent
HIST 8945 - Research Seminar: New Directions in African Social History II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Second of two-part course. Students conceptualize and write major research paper. prereq: 8944, instr consent
HIST 8950 - Topics in Latin American History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
HIST 8990 - Topics in Comparative History-Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. Students read/discuss historical works from different geographic areas, develop proposals for comparative research, or pursue comparative research projects. prereq: instr consent
HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00421 - HSci 3244/5244
Typically offered: Every Fall
We examine environmental ideas, sustainability, conservation history; critique of the human impact on nature; empire and power in the Anthropocene; how the science of ecology has developed; and modern environmental movements around the globe. Case studies include repatriation of endangered species; ecology and evolutionary theory; ecology of disease; and climate change.
HSCI 5331 - Technology and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSci 3331/5331
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of American technology in its cultural/intellectual context from 1790 to present. Transfer of technology to America. Establishment of an infrastructure promoting economic growth. Social response to technological developments.
HSCI 5332 - Science in the Shaping of America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00145 - HSci 3332/5332
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Science played a central role in taking scattered imperial colonies in North America to world power in just four centuries. This course investigates people, policies, and knowledge-making in a culture whose diversity was a critical part of its expanding capacities. It begins by examining the differences in ways of knowing as well as shared knowledge between Native Americans and Europeans and concludes by discussing how a powerful nation's science and technology shaped international relations. Class, race, ethnicity, and gender provided for a range of perspectives that contributed to science alongside social and economic developments. Online assignments, films and images, along with primary and secondary source readings provide the basis for class discussion.
HSCI 8441 - Women in Science: Historical Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Key literature dealing with patterns of participation in science and medicine since the 18th century. The ways in which modern science is perceived to be gendered, particularly in its practice and in ways that seem to influence theory and applications. prereq: instr consent
HSCI 8940 - Seminar: History of Science and Technology in the Americas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For advanced graduate students; topics in development of science and technology, emphasizing the United States and Canada. prereq: instr consent
HSCI 8950 - Seminar: Science and Technology in Cultural Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
For advanced graduate students; topics in development of science and technology in or across specific geographic regions or particular cultures. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intersections between housing, race, and class. How housing reflects and helps to constitute racial/class difference. Housing as spatial expression of race/class. Case studies.
JOUR 8513 - Seminar: Ethnographic Methods in Mass Communication Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01630
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical foundations in anthropology/sociology. Field projects. prereq: [8001, 8002] or instr consent; same as Anth 8810
JOUR 8681 - Seminar: International Media Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Main problems/currents. Concepts, research, policy relevant to global development. Issues of freedom/constraint, media technology, role of journalism in world affairs.
JOUR 8721 - Seminar: Communication Agencies as Social Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Influence/effects of mass communication, internal dynamics of media organizations, criticism/modes of reform. Theoretical frameworks for analysis.
JOUR 8801 - Seminar: Comparative Research in Mass Communication, a Cross-National Approach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative research designs/strategies. Analysis of production, presentation, transmission, and consumption of mass media products/services (particularly news, entertainment, and information) across national borders. Theoretical concerns, empirical problems, policy. Ethical issues involving research on form/content of mass communication within/between countries. prereq: 4801 or 5825
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethnomusicological methods, theorizing, and research practice. Current issues in monographs, journals, and anthologies. Fieldwork practicum. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 8121 - Doctoral Seminar: Comparative and International Development Education
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focuses on needs of students while writing the dissertation; general guidance in how to construct the thesis. prereq: EdPA PhD candidate
PHIL 8600 - Workshop in the Philosophy of Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4xxx phil of sci course, instr consent
PHIL 8660 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00970 - Phil 8660/SST 8420
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Review of recent work; analysis of theoretical and methodological differences among practitioners; selected responses from historians and philosophers of science.
PHIL 8670 - Seminar: Philosophy of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: instr consent
POL 5410 - Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics of current analytical or policy importance. Topics vary, see Class Schedule. prereq: grad student
POL 5477 - Struggles and Issues in the Middle East
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Turkey, Iran, Israel, and selected Arab states. Domestic politics of religious/secular, ethnic, economic, environmental, and other policy/identity issues. Regional politics of water access, Israeli/Palestinian/Arab world relationships, oil and Persian/Arabian Gulf, human rights. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 4477; 1054 or 3051 or non-pol sci grad student or instr consent
POL 5485 - Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00864 - Pol 4485/Pol 5485/PA 5885
Typically offered: Every Fall
Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
POL 5525 - Federal Indian Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formulation, implementation, evolution, comparison of Indian policy from pre-colonial times to self-governance of new millennium. Theoretical approaches to federal Indian policy. Major federal Indian policies. Views/attitudes of policy-makers, reactions of indigenous nations to policies. Effect of bodies of literature on policies. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 4525, AmIn 4525; grad student
POL 5833 - The United States in the Global EconomyUS For Econ Policy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Domestic/international politics of United States. Foreign economic policy (trade, aid, investment, monetary, migration policies). Effects of policies and international economic relations on U.S. economy/politics. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 4833; grad student; 3835 recommended
POL 5885 - International Conflict and Security
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4885/5885
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Alternative theories of sources of militarized international conflict. Theories applied to past conflicts. Theories' relevance to present. prereq: grad student
POL 8235 - Democratic Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Competing models of democracy: classical, republican, liberal, radical, Marxist, neo-Marxist, pragmatist, populist, pluralist, postmodern, participatory. Domestic and international struggles over meaning of "democracy"; social science models of and findings on democracy. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8275 - Contemporary Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
From approximately World War II to the present. Survey of range of texts or intensive focus on such authors as Adorno, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Horkheimer, Rawls, Said. Sample topics: feminism, postmodernism, communitarianism, Frankfurt School, postcolonialism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8401 - International Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic theories/approaches to study of international politics. Surveys representative work/central issues of scholarship. prereq: Grad pol sci major or dept consent
POL 8402 - International Security
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to contending theories of international conflict/security. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8403 - International Norms and Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Origins, roles, and effectiveness of international norms and institutions; theoretical explanations and debates. Institution of sovereignty; rational choice versus constructivist perspectives; role of international law, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; and international society and transnational cultural norms. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8404 - International Hierarchy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00945 - CSDS 8404/Pol 8404
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Asymmetric structures and processes of international relations; systemic conditions and implications of informal empire and structures of hegemony; cultural productions of difference and inequality. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8405 - International Political Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical and policy issues in international economic relations. Different approaches for understanding outcomes in international economy. Trade, finance, labor markets, creation and maintenance of international regimes, and "globalization" of economic liberalism. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8406 - Politics of International Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between workings of the international political system and that of international markets for currency and capital. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8407 - Morality in World Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Approaches to normative theorizing and empirical research on moral norms in world politics. Theoretical topics: realism, communitarianism, consequentialism, constructivism, postmodernism, cultural relativism. Substantive issue areas: famine and foreign aid, just war theory, nuclear weapons, moral implications of technology, case study on war (Gulf War). prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8408 - International Relations of the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and practice of international environmental politics. Emergence of environment as major issue of international relations. Diversities of agendas and politics. Imperatives, templates, resistance in global efforts to forge an applied politics of environmental sustainability. Selected cases. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8411 - Political Psychology and Foreign Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Foreign policy theories about decision makers and audiences. Impact of human nature, formal institutions, cultural and cross-cultural settings, and kinds of issues on foreign policy choice, control, and justification. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8412 - American Foreign Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
U.S. policy toward foreign states and peoples: heritage, motivations, policy processes, what the public generally knows and wants, specific policies. Rise of intermestic issues and decline of enemy-focused internationalism; implications for process and content of U.S. foreign policy. prereq: 8410 or instr consent
POL 8460 - Topics in International Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings and research in advanced topics or problems. Recent topics: global environmental issues, morality in world politics, and norms and institutions in world politics.
POL 8601 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Main theoretical approaches and issues: comparative method, the state and class; political culture; development, democratization, rational choice, social movements. prereq: Grad pol sci major
POL 8605 - Government and Politics in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical and methodological approaches to study of African politics, focusing on pre-colonial and colonial legacies for post-colonial reality. Local politics, social construction of identities, political economy of peasantry and working class, political development and decay, social movements, and prospects for democracy. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8608 - Government and Politics of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Framework for understanding politics of change underway in the former Soviet Union. Roots of current transformation, including causes and legacy of the Russian revolution and creation of the Soviet Union. Issues in current transformation, including nationalism, economic reform, and democratization. Prior knowledge of basic Soviet politics is assumed. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8611 - Chinese Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major issues since 1949: democratization, dissent, violence, gender, capitalist and socialist development strategies, inequality, effect of culture on politics, status of Taiwan. Current scholarly debates on Chinese politics. Professional methods for research on contemporary China. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8619 - Latin American Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major bodies of theory on development, democracy and redemocratization, social movements, civil society, the state, and transnational linkages. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8633 - Comparative Sociopolitical Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Critical evaluation of literature and theoretical perspectives; comparative examination of social and political change and interrelationship between both processes; structure/agency nexus. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8637 - Comparative Political Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Connections between democracy and markets, emphasizing experiences of countries in North America and Europe. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8641 - Comparative Mass Political Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Examined from a cross-national perspective. Development of political participation, mobilization and its effects, development of political cleavages and political parties as vehicles of conflict, modes of political behavior under varied systems of representation and varied party systems. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
POL 8643 - Comparative Political Institutions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Structure/operation of various political institutions in different settings. Theoretical approaches, comparative frameworks. Introduction to literature on political institutions. Preparation for comparative research on political institutions. prereq: Pol sci grad student or instr consent
POL 8660 - Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Origins/development of Lusophone Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Toma, Principe). Literature, cultural/literary criticism, history, sociology, media (film, art, music). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural manifestations in Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa). Literature, history, film, intellectual thought, critical theory, popular culture. Topics may include writers (e.g. Machado de Assis) groups of writers (e.g. Lusophone women writers), or problematics such as (post-)colonialism or Luso-Brazilian modernities. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5301 - Population Methods & Issues for the United States & Global South
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02021
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Basic demographic measures/methodology. Demographic transition, mortality, fertility. Perspectives on nonmarital fertility, marriage, divorce, cohabitation. Cultural differences in family structure, aging, migration, refugee movements, population policies. Discussion of readings. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5421 - Racial Inequality and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical roots of racial inequality in American society. Contemporary economic consequences. Public policy responses to racial inequality. Emphasizes thinking/analysis that is critical of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial economic inequality. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00519 - PA 5451/PubH 5281
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
PA 5480 - Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Link between race/ethnicity and public policy. How to identify/measure racial/ethnic disparities and their historical/cultural origins and policy impacts and to craft politically feasible remedies. Topics may include criminal justice, housing, child welfare, and education. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
What makes some countries wealthier than others, one group of people healthier and more educated than another? How does the behavior of rich nations affect poor nations? Origins of development thought, contemporary frameworks and policy debates. Economic, human, and sustainable development. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contexts/motivations behind community economic development activities. Alternative strategies for organizing/initiating economic development projects. Tools/techniques for economic development analysis/planning (market analysis, feasibility studies, development plans). Implementation at local level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5521 - Development Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
PA 5522 - International Development Policy, Families, and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Implications of paid/unpaid labor for development policy, using household as prism. Legal/cultural use of property rights. Financial effects of ill health. Caregiving. Work-family conflict, policies that alleviate it. Role of gender. Qualitativequantitative methods. Readings, lectures, discussions. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5590 - Topics in Economic and Community Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5601 - Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the key concepts and tools necessary for gender policy analysis. Survey of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy in policy areas such as poverty alleviation, health, international security, environment and work-family reconciliation. Scope includes local, national, and global policy arenas as well as exploration of gender and the politics of policy formulation.
PA 5690 - Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5701 - Science and State
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between science and contemporary society. Nature of science: its values, processes, and ways of knowing. How science has influenced U.S. political institutions and political/judicial processes. Issues in current debate over U.S. science policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5801 - Global Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Creation of rules, norms, institutions to regulate global activities. Policy making. How global policy making regulates interstate, national, transnational activities. Creation/enforcement of global rules. Applications to international security, political economy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5890 - Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 8686 - Feminist Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Uses social movement literature and histories of U.S. second-wave feminism to study feminist organizations. Recurring issues and conflicts within organizations and movements examined through comparative studies of feminism in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Britain, and Italy. Methods and sources for studying feminism.
PA 8690 - Advanced Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 8811 - Strategic Issues in International Economic Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Compares/contrasts experiences of industrial/developing countries in trade, investment, exchange rates, and immigration.
PA 8821 - National Security Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Politics and economics of national security policy. Defense policy, military strategy, and weapons procurement. While emphasis is on the United States, other countries also discussed.
PA 8890 - Advanced Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6281 - Immigrant Health Issues
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: PA 5451/PubH 5281
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to access demographic, health, and background information on U.S. immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for changes to promote immigrant health. Community visits required. prereq: Public health or grad student or instr consent
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
SOC 8221 - Sociology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00958 - Soc 8221/WoSt 8202
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organization, culture, and dynamics of gender relations and gendered social structures. Sample topics: gender, race, and class inequalities in the workplace; women.s movement; social welfare and politics of gender inequality; theoretical and methodological debates in gender studies; sexuality; science; sociology of emotions.
SOC 8290 - Topics in Social Stratification
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Comparative perspectives on racial inequality; race, class, and gender; quantitative research on gender stratification; stratification in post-communist societies; institutional change and stratification systems; industrialization and stratification. Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social dimensions of political behavior and social origins of different forms of the state. How various theoretical traditions--Marxist, Weberian, and feminist--address key issues in political sociology, including citizenship, revolution, state formation, origins of democracy, welfare state, and fascism.
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8790 - Advanced Topics in Sociological Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sample topics: theories of conflict, theories of purposive action, Marxist theory, and structure-agency debate.
SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary approach providing a framework for deconstructing issues of national identity, marginalization, and gender. U.S. Hispanic theatre/literature and its ethnic diversity, regional variations, cultural links, and scope of its genres. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic analysis of issues such as language maintenance/shift in U.S. Latino communities, code switching, attitudes of Spanish speakers toward varieties of Spanish and English, language change in bilingual communities, and language policy issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individualized support and advice in framing, theorizing, problematizing, and interpreting areas of cultural research. Taught in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. prereq: Reading knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese
SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major literary works and genres of Caribbean literature studied against the background of sociohistorical vicissitudes of the process leading to the formation and consolidation of the national states. prereq: 5525 or instr consent
SPPT 5930 - Selected Topics in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Discourse
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Cultural discourses in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas. Historical intersections/divergences. Taught in Spanish or Portuguese, and in English when cross-listed. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Reading knowledge of Span and Port
SCMC 5001 - Critical Debates in the Study of Cinema and Media Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic concepts in historical/international debates over production/reception of media culture. Emphasizes cinema. Advanced orientation toward intellectual traditions that inform contemporary scholarship.
SST 8400 - Seminar: Science, Technology, and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students participate in ongoing research on interactions involving science, technology, and society from perspectives of history, philosophy, and social study of science, and prepare and present research papers. prereq: HSci 8111 or [Phil 8601 or Phil 8602 or Phil 8605] or instr consent
SST 8420 - Seminar: Social and Cultural Studies of Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00970 - Phil 8660/SST 8420
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent work; theoretical and methodological differences among practitioners; selected responses from historians and philosophers of science.
SAGR 8010 - Colloquium in Sustainable Agriculture
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Forum for University faculty and students, and representatives of the farming community, including farmers, grassroots organizations, agricultural businesses, and representatives of state agencies, to engage in discussions on topics related to sustainability of food production. prereq: Coursework in biological or social sciences that provides intro to ag practices or issues
SAGR 8020 - Field Experience in Sustainable Agriculture
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
3- to 14-week internship with growers or organizations working with sustainable agriculture issues. Students analyze issues in final written project, oral seminar. prereq: Coursework in biological or social sciences that provides intro to ag practices or issues
TH 5117 - Performance and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading, writing, research, presentations and workshops explore activist performance projects. Theories of social formation and ideology provide framework to discuss/animate theater's potential for social change. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student