The following Research Programs represent a sample of the many interdisciplinary projects undertaken by ISF Majors over the last several years.
(1) CROSSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Course of Study (CS): Letters and Sciences C140U - The Archeology of Health and Disease Letters and Sciences 180 - Self and Society Psychology 131 - Developmental Psychopathology Psychology 166AC - Cultural Psychology Public Health 112 - Global Health Sociology C115 - Sociology of Health and Medicine Thesis: "Madness No Longer Exists Except As Seen"
(2) GLOBALIZATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL
Course of Study (CS): Anthropology 139 - Controlling Processes Gender and Women's Studies 129 - Bodies and Boundaries Geography 110 - Economic Geography of the Industrial World Geography 128 - Global Environment and Development Peace and Conflict Studies 101 - Contemporary Theories Political Economy 100B - International Development Thesis: "The Divided States of Corn: A Comparative Policy Analysis of GM Corn Between the United States and France"
(3) LAW AND POLICY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Course of Study (CS): Legal Studies 138 - The Supreme Court and Public Policy Legal Studies 158 - Law and Development Legal Studies 182 - Law, Politics and Society Peace and Conflict Studies 149 - Global Change Public Policy 101 - Introduction to Public Policy Analysis Public Policy 156 - Program and Policy Design Political Science 139D - Urban and Sub-national Politics in Developing Countries Thesis: "Ethnicity Matters in New Town Development in Jakarta, Indonesia"
(4) CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND CULTURE
Course of Study (CS): Anthropology 149 - Psychological Anthropology Media Studies 190 - Propaganda and Persuasion Psychology 166AC - Cultural Psychology Sociology 169 - Sociology of Consumerism Undergraduate Business Administration 106 - Marketing Undergraduate Business Administration 160 - Consumer Behavior Thesis: "Iranian Media and the Emergence of an Identity Crisis, 1997 - 2005"
(5) MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
Course of Study (CS): Media Studies 160 - International Media Legal Studies 154 - International Human Rights Cognitive Science C104 - Mind, Language, Politics Cognitive Science C126 - Perception Interdisciplinary Studies Field C125 - American Media and Global Politics African American Studies N124 - Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr. Thesis: "A Modern Application of the Propaganda Model: U.S. News Coverage of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution"
(6) DETERMINISM AND RESISTANCE: MIND, WILL, AND BEHAVIOR
Course of Study (CS): Anthropology 166 - Language, Culture, and Society Psychology 150 - Personality Psychology 160 - Social Psychology Rhetoric 132 - The Gilded Age Rhetoric 140 - Qualities Rhetoric 175 - Philosophical Discourse Thesis: "Imagined Control or Definite Freedom: A Discussion on Resistance to Social Influence and its Neurobiological Basis"
(7) POSTCOLONIAL CITIES
Course of Study (CS): Architecture 130 - Introduction to Architectural Design Theory and Criticism City and Regional Planning 115 - Urbanization in Developing Countries Environmental Design 100 - The City Geography C112 - History of Development and Underdevelopment Rhetoric 155 - Postcoloniality Thesis: "Commonwealth Ruins: Orientalism and Urban Design in India's Capital, 19
(8) DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMICS, & POVERTY
Course of Study (CS): Anthropology 139 - Controlling Processes Development Studies C100 - Development in Theory and History Economics N171 - Economic Development History 100 - Special Topics in History International Area Studies 115 - Global Poverty Political Economy 101 - Contemporary Theories of Political Economy Thesis: "Argentine Development in a Globalizing Era: Diverse Failures From ISI to Neoliberalism"
(9) POLITICAL ECONOMY AND URBANIZATION
Course of Study (CS) Information Studies 190 - Technology and Development Architecture 139 - Architecture, Ethics, and Activism Environmental Design 100 - The City City Planning 114 - Urban Transportation Public Health 112 - Global Health Energy and Resources 175 - Water and Development Thesis: "Marketing Sustainability in the Dharavi Redevelopment Project"
(10) POPULATION, POVERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Course of Study (CS): Demography 126 - Poverty and Population ESPM 161 - Environmental Philosophy and Ethics Gender and Women's Studies 129 - Bodies and Boundaries Geography 130 - Geography of Food and Environment Public Health 150B - Environmental Health Public Health 181 - Global Poverty and Population Thesis: "Population, Poverty & Environment: An Ecofeminist Perspective of Sub-Saharan women"
(11) CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Course of Study (CS): History 151C - Britain, 1848 - 1997 History 158 - Europe Law and Society 122 - Individual and State Political Science 111 - Environmental Conflict Political Science 142 - Welfare in Hungary Political Science 175 - Hungary - European Context Thesis: "The Opposition Mentality - Euroskepticism and its Effects on Membership in the European Union"
(12) HISTORICAL HUMAN ECOLOGY
Course of Study (CS): Archeology 121 - Dawn of European Culture Anthropology 174AC - California Historical Anthropology Environmental Sciences 153 - Global Environmental Justice Geography 130 - Natural Resources and Population Geography 140A - Physical Landscapes Geography 144 - Sub-Saharan Africa Thesis: "Anthropogenic Fire: Native Californians, Australian Aboriginals, and Modern Management"
(13) TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
Course of Study (CS): Demographics C175 - Economic Development Geography 110 - Economic Geography of the Industrial World Political Economy 101 - Contemporary Theories of Political Economy Public Policy 190 - Special Topics in Public Policy Undergraduate Business Administration 167 - Special Topics in Organizational Behavior Undergraduate 178 - Introduction to International Business Thesis: "NAFTA: the Cost of Free Trade"
(14) TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
Course of Study (CS): Anthropology 146 - Mobile City Chronicles: Gaming with New Technologies Geography 172 - Topics on Social Geography Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 190E - Advanced Topics Legal Studies 146 - Law and Economy of Innovation Sociology 121 - Sociology of Entrepreneurship Information Studies 103 - History of Information Thesis: "Mobile Technology for Development: Using Information Communication Technology and Human Centered Design for Change"
(15) LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Course of Study (CS): Education 250C - Discourse Analysis English 117A - Shakespeare History of Art C120A - Ancient Mesopotamia Linguistics 150 - Sociolinguistics Native American Studies 151 - Native American Philosophy Psychology 125 - Developing Brain Rhetoric 117 - Language, Truth, and Dialogue Thesis: "Memorial Museums: Representing Atrocity & Recovering from Conflict"