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Major social problems in areas such as the family, religion, economic order; crime, mental disorders, civil rights; racial, ethnic, and international tensions. Relation to structure and values of larger society.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Central Issues - Social & Behavioral Sciences
Explores similarities and differences between political institutions and processes in political systems around the world. Usually covers Britain, Germany, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Egypt.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking, Central Issues - Social & Behavioral Sciences
Causes of war, nature and attributes of the state, imperialism, international law, national sovereignty, arbitration, adjudication, international organizations, major international issues.
Geographical analysis of regions occupied by European cultures and of indigenous spatial developments in non-Western areas.
Survey of select philosophical traditions of India, China, and Japan, including Vedanta, Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Topics include the nature of reality, ethical responsibility, and the role of the "self" in creating ignorance and attaining enlightenment.
Focus on China, Japan, and Korea in the twentieth century. Explores both the history of each individual country and the experiences shared by all three. Traditional values challenged by modernism, interactions with the West, domestic strife.
A survey and analysis of representative African American and African Diasporic writings (poetry, short story, sermons, novel, drama) with a view toward developing an appreciation for reading, the literary vocabulary, literary design, and the critical method.
An examination and comparison of the history of the family in different regions of the world. The course traces changes in family life, addressing the family not only as an instrument of socialization and affiliation but also as an economic and political institution.
The coming together of the three races in the New World; the construction of a social, political, and economic order; the resilience and/or fragility of the social, political, and economic order in modern times.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Written Communication, Critical Thinking
A survey of the arts and cultures of the native peoples of Africa, North and South America, and the South Pacific. (A150 and A458 may not both be taken for credit.)
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This course is designed to introduce students to teaching as a profession. Students focus upon the "self as teacher," learning styles, cultural pluralism, and classroom teaching strategies that respond positively to the personal and ethnic diversity of the learner.
Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems in Asian societies; especially important are their political institutions, economic development, ideological and religious foundations, and social changes.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Written Communication
A survey of the arts of Pacific island groups. Emphasis on the sculptural forms of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
A survey of Japanese art from the introduction of Buddhism to the nineteenth century.
Specific topics of particular interest in the ethnographic arts. Topics thematically based. (A150 and A458 may not both betaken for credit.)
Definition, identification, prevalence, characteristics, and educational provisions of the various types of exceptional children, with attention to disability awareness and appropriate instructional processes.
Analysis of the Afro-American novel from the Harlem Renaissance to the present: genesis, development, and current trends. Emphasis on traditions arising out of the black experience and on critical perspectives developed by black critics and scholars.
Analysis of women in contemporary political systems, domestic or foreign, with emphasis on political roles, participation, and public policy. Normative and/or empirical examination of how political systems affect women and the impact women have on the system(s).
Continuation of J102. Mainly practical spoken and written Japanese, and understanding Japanese lifestyles and ways of thinking.
Themes discussed include Old World origins, current conditions, family, work, power, gender, and art. The approach is interdisciplinary. Readings are largely original accounts and include autobiographies, novels, and essays.
Exploration of the communication between males and females from psychological, social, and cultural perspectives. Emphasizes interpersonal interaction between males and females in friendship and romantic contexts as well as educational, organizational, and mediated contexts.
A survey study of national, cultural, and cross-cultural persuasion in theory and practice.
Practical consideration of spontaneous human interaction in face-to-face situations. Special attention is given to perception, language, and attitudes in dyads and small groups.
A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain.
Practice of language skills through reading and discussion of Hispanic culture. Treats facets of popular culture, diversity of the Spanish-speaking world, and themes of social and political importance. Conducted in Spanish.
Exploration of the properties, correlates, and consequences of sex-gender systems in contemporary societies. Emphasis on defining sex-gender systems, tracing their historical development, considering their implications for work, marriage, and fertility, with cross-cultural comparisons.
Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with the study of expository, literary, and cultural texts. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
Explores several theories of sex inequality in order to understand the bases of female-male inequality in American society; examines the extent of sex inequality in several institutional sectors; and considers personal and institutional barriers women face, including those resulting from socialization, discrimination, and other structural arrangements.
Review of selected grammatical items. Reading of modern German prose and plays with stress on discussion in German. Writing of descriptive and expository prose based on the reading material. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
A functional analysis of courtship, alternative lifestyles, marriage, marital adjustment, and the basic issues of human sexuality with an emphasis on contemporary American society.
This course focuses on the complexity and diversity of groups or aggregates within communities and their corresponding health care needs. Through a community assessment of health trends, demographics, epidemiological data, and social/political-economics issues in local and global communities, the student will be able to determine effective interventions for
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Information Technology Fluency
This course focuses on core theoretical concepts of nursing practice: health, wellness, illness, wholism, caring environment, self-care, uniqueness of persons, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making. This course helps the student understand nursings unique contributions to meeting societal needs through integrating theory, research, and practice.
A study of music of other nations and cultures and including Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African American musics. For the nonmajor.
Foreign environment for overseas operations; U.S. government policies and programs for international business; international economic policies; and management decisions and their implementation in international marketing, management, and finance.
I. Intensive drill reviewing important structural and vocabulary problems, coordinated with literary readings. II. Discussions in Spanish of contemporary Hispanic literature. Practice in composition both semesters. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
Basic data and theories about the development and maintenance of sex differences in behavior and personality.
Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other department courses. Topics vary with instructor and semester. May be repeated for credit if topic differs.
Introduction to methods of cross-cultural analysis; study of key theories derived from comparative analysis, with emphasis on determinants and consequences of industrialization.