Summer 2014 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


4597.01 Food, Population, and the Environment 3
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.
 

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources


2000 Introduction to International Business 1.5
Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business.


Business Administration: Management Sciences


7266 MBOE Leading Operations 3
The explicit link between problem solving and lean activities such as policy management, standardized work, visual management, human resources management and "go see" (gemba) activities are explained.


Comparative Studies


2370H Honors Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.
7193 Individual Studies 1-9
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
8998 Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination 1-12
Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
8999 Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation 1-12
Research for dissertation.


East Asian Languages and Literatures


EALL


5310 Strategies for Performance-Oriented Language Learning: Practicum 3
An overview of language-learning strategies and practice in applying them to learning of East Asian languages.
7700 Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level 1-3
Principles and practices of teaching an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American institutions.
7703 Presentation of East Asian Languages and Cultures: College Level 1-2
Preparation and presentation of curriculum and syllabus for East Asian language program at the college level.
7704 Teaching Practicum in East Asian Languages: College Level 1-5
Training as a classroom teacher through practice teaching to college students and the observation of classes taught by trainees and master teachers.


Chinese


6193 Individual Studies 1-3
8998 Research in Chinese: Project 1-3
8999 Research in Chinese: Dissertation 1-3


Japanese


4999H Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
8998 Research in Japanese: Project 1-3
8999 Research in Japanese: Dissertation 1-3


Geography


2750 World Regional Geography 3
An examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions; defined primarily at the continental scale. Examines regions in global context.
3597.01 World Urbanization 3
An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.
7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.


History


1682 World History from 1500 to Present 3
Survey of the human community, with an emphasis on its increasing global integration, from the first European voyages of exploration through the present.
6999 Master’s Thesis Research 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
7193.01 Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
7193.02 Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
8999 Thesis Research 1-12
Research for dissertation.


History of Art


2901 Introduction to World Cinema 3
Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
8999 Research in History of Art 1-3
Research for dissertation purposes only.


International Studies


4195 Selected Problems in International Studies 3
Class discussions, with several guest speakers, informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
4597.01 Food, Population, and the Environment (25%EA) 3
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.


Music


2250 Music Cultures of the World 3
A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.


Philosophy


2120 Asian Philosophies 3
A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
8193 Individual Studies 1-9
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.
8999 Dissertation Research in Philosophy 1-9
Research for dissertation purposes only.


Political Science


1300 Global Politics 3
Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.
4597.01 International Cooperation and Conflict 3
An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.
4597.02 Political Problems of the Contemporary World 3
Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.
7999 Research In Political Science 3
Research for thesis purposes only.


Sociology


3597.01 World Problems in Global Context 3
Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.
6193 Individual Studies 1 - 9
Individual Studies. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
6999 Research for Thesis 1 – 12
Research for thesis purposes only. Au and Sp Semesters Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.

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