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Fall 2019

Approved Theory and Practice courses
Note: students who enroll in one of these courses cannot count the course as part of their Upper Division Course of Study Requirement.

Anthropology 156 Politics and Anthropology
  • TTH 12:30-2PM
  • Holston
  • Kroeber 221
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 31483

Anthropological concepts relevant to the comparative analysis of political ethnography and socio-political change. Particular attention will be given to the interrelations of culture and politics.

Anthropology 157 Anthropology of Law
  • TTH 11-12:30PM
  • Laura Nader
  • Cory 277
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 20999

Comparative survey of the ethnography of law; methods and concepts relevant to the comparative analysis of the forms and functions of law.

Comparative Literataure 100 D Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • TTH 12:30-2PM
  • Britto
  • Dwinelle 246
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 31340

An introduction to problems of the comparative study of literatures of the world in international and cross-cultural perspective . Emphasis on principles of comparative methods and analysis with focus on contemporary social and cultural issues in at least one foreign culture along with selected literary, critical, and theoretical texts. Readings in English.

Demography C 126 Sex, Death, and Data
  • MWF 11-12
  • TBA
  • Latimer 120
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 21600

Introduction to population issues and the field of demography, with emphasis on historical patterns of population growth and change during the industrial era. Topics covered include the demographic transition, resource issues, economic development, the environment, population control, family planning, birth control, family and gender, aging, intergenerational transfers, and international migration.

Economics C 110 Game Theory in the Social Sciences
  • TTH 9:30-11 AM
  • Powell
  • Li Ka Shing 245
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 21637

A non-technical introduction to game theory. Basic principle, and models of interaction among players, with a strong emphasis on applications to political science, economics, and other social sciences.

Education W 142 Education in a Global World
  • TBA
  • Erin Murphy-Graham
  • TBA
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number: 29063

What is globalization? What are the implications of living in a "global world" for education? How can education be used as a tool to promote global social justice and prosperity? In this course, we will address these and other related questions through collective reading assignments, class discussions, and online collaboration through our learning platform (bSpace or other).

ESPM 161 Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • MW 3-4
  • TBA
  • Morgan 101
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 26813

A cross-cultural comparison of human environments as physical, socio-economic, and technocultural ecosystems with special emphasis on the role of beliefs, attitudes, ideologies, and behavior. An examination of contemporary environmental literature and the philosophies embodied therein.

ESPM 162 A Health, Medicine, Society and Environment
  • MWF 12-1PM
  • TBA
  • North Gate 105
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 27310

Introduces students to intersections between health, medicine, society, and environment through medical and environmental anthropology, political ecology, medical geography, and the social studies of science, technology and the natural environment. Readings, discussions, and assignments will explore the sociocultural, political economic, and environmental aspects of illness, care, disease, biomedicine, and health (in)equity.

History 100 U Special Topics in Comparative History
  • TTH 12:30-2PM
  • Ogle
  • Barker 101
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 31605

Modern Money: A Global History: This course uses money as a vantage point from which to survey major historical developments from roughly the 16th century to the present. It is not an economic history in the strict sense but rather an attempt to understand the broader, political, social, cultural, and even religious context of money in addition to its economic nature. What exactly is money, and what is it for? You might be tempted to answer this question by simply opening your wallet and taking out a quarter and a dollar note. But what about the credit card next to it? What about those bitcoins that you may have bought ‘for fun’ when the cryptocurrency first became known to a broader audience, but that you now keep because their value has gone up and might do so even more? Was it historically better to have the biggest silver mine in Europe, or the biggest stock market in the world?

Legal Studies 145 Law and Economics I
  • TTH 9:30-11 AM
  • Salama
  • Kroeber 160
  • 4 Units
  • Class Number: 25135

The course will apply microeconomic theory analysis to legal rules and procedures. Emphasis will be given to the economic consequences of various sorts of liability rules, remedies for breach of contract and the allocation of property rights. The jurisprudential significance of the analysis will be discussed.

Legal Studies 151 Law, Self, and Society
  • MW 12-2PM
  • Meir Dan-Cohen
  • Barrows 166
  • 3 Units
  • Class Number: 24648

Contemporary moral and political philosophy has been increasingly interested in how conceptions of the self relate to various aspects of our social and political life. These issues have an important bearing on legal theory as well. Law is shaped by certain implicit assumptions about the nature of individuals and collectivities, while it also actively participates in forming the identities of persons and in structuring collective entities such as families, corporations, and municipalities. This course will explore some theoretical approaches to this reciprocal relationship between law and the different social actors that it governs.