General Education: Segment III  {SF State Bulletin 2013 - 2014}

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General Education: Segment III

General Education Table of Contents
General Education: Segments I and II

 

Segment III: Relationships of Knowledge – 9 units minimum

Please note: In order to facilitate graduation, beginning Fall 2012 students may complete any 3 courses in Segment III (item 2 in the General Requirements below) while also satisfying the other components of this requirement. In the past, students had to take a minimum of 2 courses in a single cluster.

 

General Requirements

Students must:

  1. Complete at least 9 units of upper division course work in residence at SF State
  2. Complete any three courses in Segment III. Note: Courses are organized around thematic clusters. Each cluster includes a “Recommended Pattern,” designed to provide an integrative upper division experience. Although not required, if possible, students are encouraged to complete a recommended pattern within one cluster.
  3. Begin their Segment III course work only after completing all General Education Segment I requirements.
  4. Begin their Segment III course work upon completion of Segment I and a total of at least 30 units of Segment I and Segment II GE, but NOT before. Please note that all course prerequisites should be met.
  5. Complete at least one course in Segment III that is both outside the major department and outside the major program submitted on the official Application for Graduation.
  6. Complete at least one course in Segment III that is designated as fulfilling the Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD) Requirement.

 

African Contributions to World Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. Courses with at least two different prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Classical Africa

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 305 Ancient Egypt [CESD]
CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization [CESD]

Category B: Africa—Tradition and Transition

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 302 Black Diaspora [CESD]
HIST 610 History of Africa [CESD]

Category C: Modern Africa

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective [CESD]
HIST 611 Modern Africa [CESD]
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in African Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up African Studies in the index.

 

Africana Experience in the U.S.

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Arts and Humanities

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 312 Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California [CESD]
AFRS 400 Black Arts and Humanities [CESD]
AFRS 411 African and African American Literature [CESD]
AFRS 450 African Philosophy and Cosmology [CESD]

Category B: Politics and Economics

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective [CESD]
AFRS 320 Black Politics, Mass Movements, and Liberation Themes [CESD]
AFRS 340 Economics of the Black Community [CESD]
AFRS 382 African American Economic History [CESD]
AFRS 646 Frantz Fanon's Psychology of Violence, Negation, and Liberation [CESD]

Category C: Education and Socialization

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis [CESD]
AFRS 345 Blacks in Urban America [CESD]
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies [CESD]
AFRS 525 Black Child Development [CESD]
AFRS 678 Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth [CESD]
RRS 571 Women, Class, and Race [CESD]

 

AIDS: The Modern Epidemic

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. If COUN 450/RRS 460 is used in Category C, the Category A course must be taken first.

Category A: Biological, Transmission, and Historical Aspects

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 327 AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic [CESD]

Category B: Political, Social, and Health Policy Aspects

Course ID Course Title
H ED 310 Health in Society [CESD]
H ED 417 AIDS: Contemporary Health Crisis [CESD]
H ED 420 Epidemiology
H ED 450 Policy Issues in Health Education [CESD]

Category C: Focus on Inter-related Issues

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 415/
SXS 438 
Culture and Sex in East Asia [CESD]
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
COUN 450/
RRS 460 
AIDS and People of Color in the U.S. [CESD]
GRN 510/
NURS 500 
Death and Dying in Contemporary Society [CESD]
H ED 315 Drugs and Society [CESD]
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services [CESD]
H ED 414 Women’s Health—Problems and Issues [CESD]
H ED 500/
SXS 500 
Values Clarification in Sexuality

 

America and World Affairs

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. Courses with at least two different prefixes must be selected.

Category A: American Foreign Policy

Course ID Course Title
HIST 461 U.S. Foreign Relations, 1913 - Present
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)

Category B: The Policies of Developing Nations

Course ID Course Title
I R 321/
PLSI 321 
Development and Foreign Policy—Africa (4) [CESD]
I R 322/
PLSI 322 
Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
I R 323 The Persian Gulf in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East and North Africa in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 325/
PLSI 325 
Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 336 Politics of Globalization (4)
I R 520 Globalization and Development (4) [CESD]
LTNS 445/
WGS 445 
Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]
LTNS 670/
PLSI 408 
Mexican Politics and Society [CESD]

Category C: The Policies of Developed Nations and Traditional Powers

Course ID Course Title
ECON 635/
I R 635 
Economics of Globalization
HIST 386 Soviet Russia, the West, and the Cold War
HIST 389 European International History: 1848–1918 [CESD]
HIST 390 European International History: 1918 to 1945 [CESD]
HIST 578 History of Japan [CESD]
I R 327 Europe: Forming a More Perfect Union (4)
I R 328/
PLSI 328 
Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4) [CESD]
I R 342/
PLSI 342 
Strategy and War (4)
I R 407/
PLSI 407 
Politics of Russia (4) [CESD]
I R 446 The Multinational Corporation in World Affairs (4)
I R 540 The Rich and the Poor Nations (4) [CESD]

 

America in the Nineteenth Century

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. At least one course must have an ENG prefix and at least one course must have a HIST prefix. The third course may have any prefix.

America in the Nineteenth Century

Course ID Course Title
ENG 526 Age of the American Renaissance, 1830-1860 [CESD]
ENG 527 American Literature, 1860–1914
HIST 424 History of the U.S., 1827–1877 [CESD]
HIST 426 History of the U.S., 1877–1916 [CESD]
HIST 464 American Ethnic and Racial Relations I: 1740– 1890 [CESD]
HUM 490 American Images—Photography and Literature

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in American Studies or English that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up American Studies and English in the index.

 

American Culture and Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. Courses with at least two different prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Humanities

Course ID Course Title
AMST 310/
HUM 485 
The Arts and American Culture
ENG 526 Age of the American Renaissance: 1830-1860 [CESD]
ENG 527 American Literature: 1860-1914
HUM 470 American Autobiography

Category B: Social Sciences

Course ID Course Title
AMST 300 Perspectives on American Culture [CESD]
AMST 410/
HUM 450 
California Culture [CESD]
HIST 480/
HUM 480 
Thought and Culture in America to 1880 [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in American Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up American Studies in the index.

 

Arts in Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and one course from either Category A or Category B.

Category A: Interdisciplinary Overview

Course ID Course Title
BECA 321 Critical Study of Popular Culture [CESD]
LS 426 Thought and Image: Creative Arts [CESD]
HUM 415 Contemporary Culture [CESD]
HUM 425 Thought and Image: Humanities [CESD]

Category B: Focus on Specific Arts

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 657/
DANC 657 
Ethnology of Dance
DANC 350 Dance Aesthetics [CESD]
DANC 430 Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World [CESD]
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression [CESD]
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture [CESD]
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples [CESD]
MUS 508 Modern Music: American Iconoclasts
MUS 512 Rock Since the Mid-1960s
TH A 300 Theatre Imagination
TH A 407 Popular Theatre/Popular Entertainment

 

Asian Americans: Diverse Responses to the American Experience

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Complete one course in each category.

Category A: Socio-historical Perspectives of Asian Americans

Course ID Course Title
AA S 510 Asian Americans in California [CESD]
AA S 320 Chinese in the United States [CESD]
AA S 330 Nikkei in the United States [CESD]
AA S 350 Filipina/os in the United States [CESD]
AA S 360 Koreans in the United States [CESD]
AA S 370 Vietnamese in the United States [CESD]

Category B: Creative and Literary Perspectives of Asian Americans

Course ID Course Title
AA S 322 Chinese American Language and Literature
AA S 332 Japanese American Art and Expression
AA S 352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture
AA S 372 Vietnamese American Literature
AA S 512 Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature
AA S 518 Asian Americans and Mass Media

Category C: Community and Public Policy Perspectives of Asian Americans

Course ID Course Title
AA S 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
AA S 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy

 

Asian Society, Politics, and Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses from at least two different cluster categories. Courses with at least two different prefixes must be selected.

Category A: East Asian Studies

Course ID Course Title
GEOG 575 Emerging China [CESD]
HIST 569 Ancient Chinese Civilization [CESD]
HIST 570 Imperial China [CESD]
HIST 571 History of Modern China [CESD]
HIST 575/
WGS 575 
History of Women in China and Japan [CESD]
HIST 578 History of Japan [CESD]
HUM 526 Culture of Japan Before 1850 [CESD]
HUM 527 Japan and Modernity [CESD]
HUM 530 Chinese Civilization [CESD]
HUM 531 Images of Modern China [CESD]
I R 325/
PLSI 325 
Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R 329/
PLSI 329 
U.S.-Japan Politics (4) [CESD]
I R 404/
PLSI 404 
Politics of China (4) [CESD]
I R 411/
PLSI 411 
East Asian Politics (4) [CESD]
PHIL 511 Chinese Philosophy and Religion [CESD]

Category B: South Asian Studies

Course ID Course Title
HIST 584 India and the British Empire [CESD]
HIST 585 India since Gandhi [CESD]
HUM 366 India's Gandhi [CESD]
HUM 535 Classical South Asia Cultural Forms [CESD]
HUM 536 Modern South Asian Cultural Forms [CESD]
I R 412/
PLSI 412 
South Asian Politics (4) [CESD]

Category C: Southeast Asian Cross Regional Studies

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 481 Archaeology of the Far East [CESD]
HIST 588 History of Southeast Asia [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) [CESD]
PHIL 509 The Buddhist Tradition [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Asian Area Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Asian Area Studies in the index.

 

Business, Tourism and Technology in a Global Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

Business, Tourism and Technology in a Global Society

Course ID Course Title
HTM 339/
ISYS 339 
Information Technology for International Hospitality and Tourism [CESD]
HTM 425 The Business of International Tourism [CESD]
IBUS 331 Cross-cultural Creativity in Business [CESD]
MGMT 435 International Entrepreneurship [CESD]
RPT 605 Ecotourism Principles and Practices [CESD]

 

California Cultures and Environments

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. At least one course must be CESD.

Category A: Artistic and Cultural Landscapes

Course ID Course Title
AMST 410/
HUM 450 
California Culture [CESD]
HTM 421 Food, Wine, and Culture in California [CESD]
HUM 376 San Francisco [CESD]

Category B: California Social Landscapes

Course ID Course Title
AA S 510 Asian Americans in California [CESD]
AFRS 312 Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California [CESD]
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians
HIST 450 History of California [CESD]
LTNS 660 Latina/o Politics [CESD]
PLSI 473 California Politics and Government (4)

Category C: California Environmental Landscapes

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 300 Nature Study
GEOG 552 Geography of California
GEOG 651/
USP 651 
San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues (4)
GEOL 350 Geology of National Parks
GEOL 356 Geology of California
METR 356 California Weather Events

 

Challenges to Health Care Policy (This cluster has been renamed. See Health Care Policy and Practice.)

 

Chemicals: Enticing, Dangerous, and Essential

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Chemicals in Us and Around Us

Course ID Course Title
CHEM 380/
ENVS 380 
Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution

Category B: Contributions from All Cultures

Course ID Course Title
H ED 315 Drugs in Society [CESD]

Category C: Chemicals, Life, and Society

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
GEOG 666 Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction

 

Children in Families and Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. At least one course must be CESD.

Category A: Developmental Overview

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 525 Black Child Development [CESD]
CFS 320 Children and Families [CESD]
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families [CESD]
PSY 330 Child Development

Category B: Contexts and Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 310 Family, Kin, and Community
CFS 428 Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect [CESD]
HIST 469/
S S 469 
American Childhoods: Past and Present
SPED 370 Young Children Disabled or at Risk and their Families
S W 350 Services to Children, Youth, and Their Families

 

Cross-cultural Studies in Language and Art

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B.

Category A: Language

Course ID Course Title
COMM 541 Intercultural Communication (4) [CESD]
ENG 615 Imagery, Metaphor, and Symbol [CESD]
ENG 631 Post-Colonial Literature in English [CESD]

Category B: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies in Arts and Culture

Course ID Course Title
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression [CESD]
HUM 361 Cultural Expression in Islam [CESD]
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture [CESD]
HUM 535 Classical South Asian Cultural Forms [CESD]
HUM 536 Modern South Asian Cultural Forms [CESD]
HUM 520/
LTNS 520 
North and South American Cultural Expression [CESD]
PHIL 460 Philosophy of Art [CESD]

 

Dynamics of the City

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Core Course

Course ID Course Title
HUM 376 San Francisco [CESD]

Category B: Social Science Approaches to the City

Course ID Course Title
GEOG 432/
USP 432 
Urban Geography (4)
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities [CESD]
HIST 489/
USP 400 
Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
PLSI 580/
USP 580 
Housing Policy and Planning [CESD]
USP 530 Alternative Urban Futures [CESD]

Category C: Humanities Approaches to the City

Course ID Course Title
HUM 375 Biography of a City [Any HUM 375 title may be taken]
HUM 377/
JS 377 
Jerusalem [CESD]

 

Ethics for the Contemporary World

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. Courses with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected. At least one course must be CESD.

Category A: Theoretical Foundations of Ethical Judgment

Course ID Course Title
GPS 375/
PHIL 375 
Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S. [CESD]
PHIL 435 Human Rights in Global Perspective [CESD]
PHIL 450 Ethics
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or consent of instructor.

Category B: Applied Ethical Judgment

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 525/
LABR 525 
Diversity in the Workplace
BECA 623 Ethics and Responsibility in the Electronic Media
BIOL 349 Bioethics
BUS 440 Ethics at Work II: Business
GPS 315/
I R 315/
PHIL 315 
Introduction to Global Peace Studies [CESD]
SXS 469/
PHIL 445 
Sex and Morality
JOUR 666 Ethical Issues in Journalism
JS 350 Jewish Social Responsibility
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine
PHIL 395 Ethical Issues: Science and Technology
PHIL 436 Islamic Political Philosophy [CESD]
PHIL 470 Environmental Ethics

 

Exploring the Future: Next 20 Years

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Future Exploration Foundation

Course ID Course Title
RPT 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society [CESD]

Category B: Concepts and Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
BUS 450 Greening of Business
GEOG 421 Future Environments
RPT 605 Ecotourism Principles and Practices [CESD]
USP 514 Sustainable Development in Cities (4)
USP 530 Alternative Urban Futures [CESD]

 

Family Dynamics and Societal Change

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select the course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Overview

Course ID Course Title
SOC 464 Families and Society (4) [CESD]

Category B: Contexts and Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies [CESD]
CFS 426 Family Crises: Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4) [CESD]
COMM 515 Family Communication (4) [CESD]
USP 565 Social Policy and Family Systems (4) [CESD]

 

Folklore

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. At least one course must be CESD.

Folklore

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore [CESD]
CLAS 380 Myth, History, and Movies
CWL 421 Celtic Literature [CESD]
CWL 430 Heroic Tales of the Mediterranean
ENG 636 Greek and Roman Myth and Modern Literature
JS 410/
PHIL 514 
Kabbalah and Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition [CESD]
TH A 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature [CESD]

 

Food, Cuisine, and Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. One course in the Segment III cluster must be both outside the major department and outside the major program submitted on the official Application for Graduation.

Food, Cuisine, and Culture

Course ID Course Title
CFS 351/
HTM 351 
Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality [CESD]
CFS 352/
DFM 352/
HTM 352 
Foods, Production, and Service
CFS 356 Food and World Culture [CESD]
HTM 324 Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage, and Culture in America [CESD]
HTM 421 Food, Wine, and Culture in California [CESD]

 

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Queer Studies

Course ID Course Title
SXS 301 Perspectives in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies [CESD]
SXS 314 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual History [CESD]
SXS 667/
SOC 467 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Cultures and Society (4) [CESD]

Category B: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Queer: Lives Integrated into the Disciplines and in Broader Contexts

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 569/
SXS 567 
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
ENG 633/
SXS 633 
Gay Love in Literature
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
PLSI 381 Political Theories of Sexuality
RRS 380/
SXS 380 
Coloring Queer [CESD]
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality [CESD]
SXS 400/
SOC 400/
PSY 450 
Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
SXS 551/
WGS 551 
Queer Literatures and Media [CESD]
WGS 552 Transgender Identities and Communities [CESD]
WGS 611 Theories of Female Sexuality

 

Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 569/
SXS 567 
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
BECA 485/
WGS 485 
Women and Media
CINE 304 Gender and Film (all topics) [CESD]
COMM 352 Women and Words (4)
COMM 443 Rhetoric of Feminist Movements (4)
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4) [CESD]
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
ENG 546/
JS 546/
WGS 546 
20th Century American Jewish Women Writers [CESD]
SOC 464 Families and Society (4) [CESD]
SOC 469 Gender and Society (4) [CESD]
WGS 621 Feminist Theories [CESD]

Category B

Course ID Course Title
SXS 551/
WGS 551 
Queer Literatures and Media [CESD]
WGS 303 Women as Creative Agents [CESD]
WGS 533 Women, Men, and Cultural Change [CESD]
WGS 548 Literature by U.S. Women of Color [CESD]
WGS 554 Gender and Global Migration [CESD]
WGS 561 Women, Ethnicity, and Social Movements [CESD]
WGS 562 History of African American Women [CESD]
WGS 564 Women Writers and the Politics of Decolonization [CESD]
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms [CESD]

 

Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and one course from either Category A or B.

Category A: Overview

Course ID Course Title
C J 505/
I R 332 
International Criminal Law (4) [CESD]
GPS 315/
I R 315/
PHIL 315 
Introduction to Global Peace Study [CESD]
GPS 375/
PHIL 375 
Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S. [CESD]
I R 330 World Law (4) [CESD]
PHIL 435 Human Rights in Global Perspective [CESD]

Category B: Global Experiences

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 320/
CST 320 
Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures [CESD]
COMM 531 Conflict Resolution (4)
HUM 366 India's Gandhi [CESD]
I R 432 Model United Nations (4)
I R 544/
PLSI 544 
Women in the World [CESD]

 

Globalization and Citizenship in the Americas

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. At least one course must have a different departmental prefix.

Category A: Globalization and Regional Economic Integration

Course ID Course Title
ECON 635/
I R 635 
Economics of Globalization
LTNS 445/
WGS 445 
Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]

Category B: Global Culture

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 585/
CST 585 
Globalization and World Cultures [CESD]
LTNS 455 Resistance Literature of the Americas [CESD]
LTNS 467 Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage

Category C: Global Citizens

Course ID Course Title
ETHS 470/
LTNS 470 
Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. [CESD]
LTNS 660 Latina/o Politics [CESD]
SOC 480/
USP 470 
City in a Global Society (4) [CESD]

 

Health and Wellness

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Health

Course ID Course Title
H ED 310 Health in Society [CESD]
H ED 414 Women’s Health—Problems and Issues [CESD]

Category B: Nutrition

Course ID Course Title
CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness
HH 535 Western Nutrition and Herbs

Category C: Physical Fitness and Exercise Science

Course ID Course Title
KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Health Education that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Health Education in the index.

 

Health Care Policies and Practices (formerly Challenges to Health Care Policy)

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. Choose courses from at least two different departments. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: Health Care Policy

Course ID Course Title
ECON 450 Health Economics
H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services [CESD]
H ED 450 Policy Issues in Health Education [CESD]
LABR 570/
PLSI 570/
USP 570 
Urban Health Policy [CESD]
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine

Category B: Structural and Cultural Aspects of Health and Healing

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 332 Health Disparities in Cancer [CESD]
H ED 520 Race, Class, Gender, and Health Promotion [CESD]
H ED 640 Structural Inequities and Public Health
HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives [CESD]
SOC 476 Medical Sociology [CESD]

 

Holistic Health

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

Holistic Health

Course ID Course Title
HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives [CESD]
HH 382 Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives [CESD]
HH 383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Holistic Health that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Holistic Health in the index.

 

Human Communication

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select the course from Category A and two courses from Category B. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: Introduction to the Study of Language

Course ID Course Title
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language [CESD]

Category B: Communicative Processes

Course ID Course Title
C D 300 Human Communicative Disorders [CESD]
COMM 321 Communication Theory (4)

 

Human Development

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses with at least two different departmental prefixes. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Human Development

Course ID Course Title
CFS 320 Children and Families [CESD]
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families [CESD]
CFS 323 Infant/Toddler Development [CESD]
GRN 500 Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective [CESD]
GRN 510/
NURS 500 
Death and Dying in Contemporary Society [CESD]
H ED 415 Health Aspects of Aging [CESD]
PSY 330 Child Development

 

Human Disability in Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. At least one course selected must be designated CESD.

Category A: Foundations of Human Development and Disability

Course ID Course Title
PSY 330 Child Development

Category B: Impact of Disability for Individuals and Society

Course ID Course Title
SPED 310 Exploring Visual Impairments
SPED 330 Introduction to Disability [CESD]
SPED 662 Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Category C: Developmental and Cultural Differences Related to Disability

Course ID Course Title
SPED 370 Young Children Disabled or At Risk and their Families
SPED 688 American Sign Language I

 

Human Expression: Diversity, Contradiction, Unity

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. At least one course must have a different departmental prefix. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Human Expression: Diversity, Contradiction, Unity

Course ID Course Title
CA 380 Arts and Social Change
HUM 425 Thought and Image: Humanities [CESD]
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture [CESD]
HUM 520/
LTNS 520 
North and South American Cultural Expression [CESD]
LS 426 Thought and Image: Creative Arts [CESD]
LTNS 320 Latina/o Art History
LTNS 425 Popular and Traditional Music of the Latina(o) Diaspora
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples [CESD]

 

Human Sexuality: Biological, Psychological, Sociocultural, and Humanistic Aspects

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Biological and Psychological Aspects

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
SXS 456/
PSY 456 
Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior

Category B: Sociological Aspects

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 569/
SXS 567 
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
SXS 400/
SOC 400/
PSY 450 
Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (4) [CESD]

Category C: Humanistic Aspects

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 415/
SXS 438 
Culture and Sex in East Asia [CESD]
ANTH 590/
CST 590/
WGS 595 
Anthropology of Women [CESD]
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
C W 507 Writing on the Body
H ED 500/
SXS 500 
Values Clarification in Sexuality
HIST 313 Comparative History of Love and Sexuality
SXS 301 Perspectives in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies [CESD]
SXS 320/
PSY 320 
Sex and Relationships
SXS 369/
PHIL 369 
Philosophical Issues in Sexuality
SXS 421 Homophobia and Coming Out [CESD]
SXS 469/
PHIL 445 
Sex and Morality
SXS 470 Sexuality and the Net
SXS 551/
WGS 551 
Queer Literatures and Media [CESD]
SXS 569/
PHIL 455 
Sex and the Law
SXS 678 Disability and Sexuality
HUM 390 Images of Eroticism
WGS 533 Women, Men, and Cultural Change [CESD]
WGS 552 Transgender Identities and Communities [CESD]
WGS 611 Theories of Female Sexuality
WGS 612 Queer Theory [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Human Sexuality Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Human Sexuality Studies in the index.

 

Ideas and the Making of Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one CESD course from Category A, one course from Category B, and a third course from Category A or Category B.

Category A: Creative Themes and Ideas—Continuity and Change in Culture Over Time

Course ID Course Title
CLAS 490 History of Ideas of the Ancient Classical World [CESD]
HUM 345 Humanism and Mysticism [CESD]

Category B: Visionary Modes of Thought—Culture and Paradigms in Time

Course ID Course Title
CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature
HUM 410 The Modern Revolution [CESD]
HUM 550 The Art of Autobiography [CESD]

 

Integrating the Social Sciences

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. The courses in Category A and Category B can be taken concurrently, but only through special GE sections designated in the Class Schedule.

Category A: Integrating Anthropological, Psychological and Sociological Perspectives and Methods

Course ID Course Title
LS 400 Social Sciences Core I [CESD]

Category B: Integrating Economic, Geographic, Historical and Political Perspectives and Methods

Course ID Course Title
LS 401 Social Sciences Core II [CESD]

Category C: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Applied

Course ID Course Title
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (4) [CESD]
HH 382 Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives [CESD]
HIST 489/
USP 400 
Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
HIST 681 Community Service Learning in the Schools [CESD]
SXS 400/
SOC 400/
PSY 450 
Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
I R 544/
PLSI 544 
Women in the World [CESD]

 

Islamic Societies and Cultures

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Special Requirements: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Intellectual and Cultural Themes

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 319 Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa [CESD]
HUM 501/
JS 501/
PHIL 501 
Judaism, Christianity and Islam [CESD]
PHIL 436 Islamic Political Philosophy [CESD]
PHIL 515 Semitic Religious Thought (all topics)
PHIL 516 Islamic Philosophy [CESD]

Category B: Institutional and Social Themes

Course ID Course Title
HIST 604 Islamic World I: 500 - 1500 [CESD]
HIST 605 Islamic World II: 1500 - Present [CESD]
I R 323 The Persian Gulf in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East and North Africa in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 335 Muslim Societies in Transnational Perspective
PLSI 410 Middle East Politics (4)
PLSI 425 Imagining Power in the Middle East (4)
RRS 420 Arab American Identity: Memory and Resistance
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms [CESD]

Category C: Visual and Creative Themes

Course ID Course Title
ARAB 450/
RRS 450 
Contemporary Arabic and Arab American Literature [CESD]
ART 504 The Art and Architecture of Islam [CESD]
HUM 361 Cultural Expressions in Islam [CESD]
HUM 377/
JS 377 
Jerusalem [CESD]
HUM 496 Islam and the Poetics of Space [CESD]
MUS 530 Musics of the Middle East and India [CESD]
RRS 430 Arab Media Images in America: Impact on Arab Americans

 

Jewish Experience

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select two courses from Category A and one course from Category B. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

Course ID Course Title
CWL 437/
JS 437/
ENG 533 
Holocaust and Literature [CESD]
CWL 451/
ENG 451/
JS 451 
Jewish Literature of the Americas [CESD]
ENG 546/
JS 546/
WGS 546 
20th Century American Jewish Women Writers [CESD]
HUM 501/
JS 501/
PHIL 501 
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [CESD]
JS 350 Jewish Social Responsibility
JS 410/
PHIL 514 
Kabbalah and Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition [CESD]
JS 415/
PHIL 415 
The Hebrew Bible
JS 425/
PHIL 552 
Judaism: Religion and Text [CESD]

Category B: History

Course ID Course Title
HIST 317/
JS 317 
The Holocaust and Genocide [CESD]
HIST 632/
JS 632 
Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650
HIST 633/
JS 633 
Jewish History II: 1650 to Present [CESD]
JS 430/
I R 430/
PLSI 430 
Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society

 

Latin America: Society and Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Historical Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 501/
HIST 501/
LTNS 501/
S S 501 
Latin America: The National Period [CESD]
HIST 500 Colonial Latin America [CESD]
HIST 520 Central America and the Caribbean [CESD]

Category B: Modern Latin America

Course ID Course Title
HIST 524 History of Mexico [CESD]
HIST 528 History of Brazil [CESD]
HIST 550/
S S 550 
Social Change in Modern Latin America [CESD]
I R 322/
PLSI 322 
Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
LTNS 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage [CESD]

Category C: Philosophy, Culture, and Art

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya [CESD]
LTNS 450 Indigenismo: Indigenous Cultures of the Americas [CESD]
LTNS 475 Aztec Philosophy [CESD]
SPAN 405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Latin America Area Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Latin America Area Studies in the index.

 

Law, Crime, and Justice

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Special Requirements: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Administration of Justice Policies

Course ID Course Title
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (4) [CESD]

Category B: Sociological Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
SOC 451 Criminological Theory (4)
SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (4)
LTNS 485/
C J 485 
Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice

Category C: Law and Justice Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
C J 435/
LTNS 430 
Race, Crime, and Justice
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law

 

Making Cities Humane

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A and two courses from Category B. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: Urban Dynamics—Local and Global

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 555/
USP 555 
Urban Anthropology (4)
ECON 535/
USP 535 
Urban Economics
HIST 489/
USP 400 
Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
LTNS 415 Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S. [CESD]
SOC 480/
USP 470 
City in Global Society (4) [CESD]

Category B: Problems and Solutions

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 340 Economics of the Black Community [CESD]
AFRS 382 African American Economic History [CESD]
GEOG 667/
USP 515 
Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (4) [CESD]
LABR 570/
PLSI 570/
USP 570 
Urban Health Policy [CESD]
LTNS 415 Economic Progress of Latinos in the U.S. [CESD]
PLSI 560/
USP 560 
Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [CESD]
PLSI 660/
S W 660/
USP 660 
The Roles of Non-profit Organizations in Urban Life
USP 565 Social Policy and Family Systems (4) [CESD]

 

Maximizing Personal Potential: Body–Mind Integration

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Mind–Body Interaction

Course ID Course Title
HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspective [CESD]
HH 382 Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives [CESD]
HH 383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health [CESD]

Category B: Skills in Maximizing Personal Potential

Course ID Course Title
HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
HH 420 Chinese Body-Mind Energetics
HH 430 Foundation of Biofeedback and Self Regulation
HH 433 Autogenic Training and Embodied Living
HH 540 Meditation and Imagery in Healing
HH 690 Psychophysiology of Healing
KIN 331 Peak Performance

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Holistic Health that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Holistic Health in the index.

 

Media and Social Issues

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: Socio-cultural Investigations of Media

Course ID Course Title
BECA 422 Social Aspects of Electronic Media [CESD]
BECA 490 Television and Social Change [CESD]
CINE 373 Film and Society
JOUR 610 Cultural Diversity and News Media

Category B: Ethical, Legal, and Political Investigations of Media

Course ID Course Title
BECA 460 Introduction to News on Broadcast and Electronic Media
CINE 308 Third Cinema [CESD]
COMM 440 Political Communication (4)
COMM 461 Issues in Free Speech (4)
JOUR 666 Ethical Issues in Journalism

 

Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or B.

Category A: Perception of Communication Messages and the Construction of Meaning

Course ID Course Title
BECA 301 Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture [CESD]
BECA 390 The Age of Information [CESD]
KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues [CESD]

Category B: Making Sense of Electronic Media

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 327/
CINE 327 
Anthropology and Film (4) [CESD]
BECA 502 Environmental Communication on the Electronic Media
COMM 445 The Rhetoric of Terrorism (4)
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples [CESD]

 

Medieval and Renaissance Europe

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A, B, or C.

Category A

Course ID Course Title
ENG 501 Age of Chaucer
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays

Category B

Course ID Course Title
HIST 330/
HUM 403 
The Early Middle Ages [CESD]
HIST 331/
HUM 404 
The High Middle Ages [CESD]

Category C

Course ID Course Title
ART 405/
HUM 405 
Art, Literature, and Power in the Renaissance
HIST 334 The Renaissance
HIST 336 The Reformation
PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in European Studies or History that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up European Studies and History in the index.

 

Mediterranean and Middle East: Cultural Crossroads

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or B. At least one course must be CESD.

Category A

Course ID Course Title
CLAS 490 History of Ideas in the Ancient Classical World [CESD]
CWL 430 Heroic Tales of the Mediterranean [CESD]
JS 501/
HUM 501/
PHIL 501 
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [CESD]

Category B

Course ID Course Title
HIST 604 Islamic World I: 500 - 1500 [CESD]
HIST 605 Islamic World II: 1500 - Present [CESD]
I R 323 The Persian Gulf in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East and North Africa in International Relations (4) [CESD]
PHIL 502 World Religions [CESD]

 

Multicultural Human Relations

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. At least one course must be CESD.

Category A: Psychosocial and Developmental

Course ID Course Title
COUN 690 Field of Counseling I
COUN 691 Field of Counseling II

Category B: Sociohistorical and Contextual

Course ID Course Title
AA S 581 Asian American Women [CESD]
LTNS 510 Latina/o Families Narrative
SXS 400/
SOC 400/
PSY 450 
Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms [CESD]

Category C: Multicultural Communication and Relationships

Course ID Course Title
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4) [CESD]
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
COMM 541 Intercultural Communication (4) [CESD]
COMM 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
COMM 543 Dialogues Across Differences (4)

 

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. Courses with at least two different departmental prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Europe Before World War I

Course ID Course Title
HIST 344 19th Century Europe [CESD]
HIST 389 European International History: 1848-1918 [CESD]

Category B: Europe and the World in the 20th Century

Course ID Course Title
HIST 346/
I R 346 
Recent European History [CESD]
HIST 390 European International History: 1918-1945 [CESD]
HIST 400 History of Modern European Imperialism [CESD]

Category C: European Politics and Culture

Course ID Course Title
HUM 410 The Modern Revolution [CESD]
HUM 415 Contemporary Culture [CESD]
I R 328/
PLSI 328 
Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4) [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in European Studies or History that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up European Studies and History in the index.

 

Our Violent Planet

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select the two courses from Category A and one course from Category B.

Category A: Science Background

Course ID Course Title
GEOL 302 The Violent Earth
METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean

Category B: Cultural Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
ENVS 600/
GEOG 600 
Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
GEOG 402 Human Response to Natural Hazards [CESD]
PLSI 354 Politics, the Environment, and Social Change (4) [CESD]

 

Planning the Urban Environment

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select the course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Studying Cities: Overview of Disciplinary and Theoretical Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
HIST 489/
USP 400 
Dynamics of the American City [CESD]

Category B: Urban Policy and Planning Issues

Course ID Course Title
GEOG 433/
USP 433 
Urban Transportation (4)
PLSI 580/
USP 580 
Housing Policy and Planning [CESD]
GEOG 667/
USP 515 
Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (4) [CESD]
GEOG 668/
PLSI 513/
USP 513 
Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment (4)
USP 514 Sustainable Development in Cities (4)

 

Preservation of a Livable Environment

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category. Please note: A minimum of nine units must be completed in the cluster.

Category A: Integrative Overview

Course ID Course Title
GEOG 600/
ENVS 600 
Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]

Category B: Social Sciences Perspective

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures [CESD]
BUS 450 Greening of Business
GEOG 422 Environmental Perception
GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply (4)
GEOG 651/
USP 651 
San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues (4)
GEOG 666 Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction
PLSI 354 Politics, the Environment, and Social Change (4) [CESD]
RPT 605 Ecotourism Principles and Practices [CESD]
SOC 477 Environmental Sociology

Category C: Natural Sciences Perspective

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet

 

Raza Immigrant Communities in the U.S.

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select the course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Immigration

Course ID Course Title
ETHS 470/
LTNS 470 
Latina/o Immigration to the U.S. [CESD]

Category B: Demographics

Course ID Course Title
LTNS 440 Caribbean Cultures
LTNS 445/
WGS 445 
Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]
LTNS 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage [CESD]
LTNS 500 Latina/o Community Mental Health [CESD]
LTNS 680 Latina/o Community Organizing [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Latina/Latino Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Latina/Latino Studies in the index.

 

Religious Studies

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, a second course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or Category B. Courses with at least two different department prefixes must be selected.

Category A: Overview

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 500 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 502 World Religions [CESD]
PHIL 525/
RELS 300 
The Nature of Religious Experience [CESD]

Category B: Contexts and Perspectives

Course ID Course Title
AFRS 326 Black Religion [CESD]
AIS 310 American Indian Religion and Philosophy [CESD]
HIST 328 Early Christian Church to 313
HIST 329 Early Christian Church: 313-787
HIST 482 Religion in America
HUM 345 Humanism and Mysticism [CESD]
JS 410/
PHIL 514 
Kabbalah and Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition [CESD]
JS 425 Judaism: Religion and Text [CESD]
JS 501/
HUM 501/
PHIL 501 
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [CESD]
PHIL 436 Islamic Political Philosophy [CESD]
PHIL 509 The Buddhist Tradition [CESD]
PHIL 511 Chinese Philosophy and Religion [CESD]
PHIL 517 Islamic Mysticism
WGS 565 Muslim Feminisms [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Religious Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Religious Studies in the index.

 

Science and Human Values

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Science and Human Values

Course ID Course Title
BIOL 349 Bioethics
BIOL 440/
ENGR 440 
Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
ENVS 600/
GEOG 600 
Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine

 

Stress, Work, and Leisure

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses. At least one course must have a different departmental prefix. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Stress, Work, and Leisure

Course ID Course Title
H ED 310 Health in Society [CESD]
HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
RPT 380 Developmental Play Processes [CESD]
RPT 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society [CESD]

 

Study Abroad: Exploring Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity from Multidisciplinary Perspectives

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Students in CSU-approved Study Abroad programs may complete their Segment III requirements while they gain a structured and interdisciplinary understanding of their host country. Courses used to meet Segment III requirements through Study Abroad must be approved before the students leave SF State for their Study Abroad assignments.

Recommended Pattern: Complete a minimum of 9 units, including at least 6 units taken during Study Abroad. At least one course must be taken from Category A and one from Category B. Students may select a third course from the courses taken abroad or from the approved Segment III courses in other clusters, with subject matter related to the student's study abroad experience.

Category A: Perspectives of the Social Sciences

(one or two courses taken during Study Abroad, 3-6 units total)

Courses from the disciplinary perspective(s) of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and/or sociology.

Category B: Perspectives of the Humanities and Creative Arts

(one or two courses taken during Study Abroad, 3-6 units total)

Courses from the disciplinary perspective(s) of cultural anthropology, history, history and criticism of the arts, literature (either in English or in the language of the host country), philosophy, and/or religious studies.

 

Third World Development

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A and two courses from Category B.

Category A: Theoretical Foundations

Course ID Course Title
ECON 620 Economic Development [CESD]
I R 520 Globalization and Development (4) [CESD]
I R 540 The Rich and the Poor Nations (4) [CESD]
SOC 483 Global Sociology (4) [CESD]

Category B: Issues and Regions in Development Studies

Course ID Course Title
HIST 400 History of Modern European Imperialism [CESD]
HIST 550/
S S 550 
Social Change in Modern Latin America [CESD]
HIST 611 Modern Africa [CESD]
I R 321/
PLSI 321 
Development and Foreign Policy—Africa (4) [CESD]
I R 322/
PLSI 322 
Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
I R 323 The Persian Gulf in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East and North Africa in International Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 325/
PLSI 325 
Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) [CESD]
I R 404/
PLSI 404 
Politics of China (4) [CESD]
I R 411/
PLSI 411 
East Asian Politics (4) [CESD]
I R 412/
PLSI 412 
South Asian Politics (4) [CESD]
I R 416/
PLSI 416 
Ethnicity and Nationalism (4)
SOC 482 Global Immigration and Immigrants [CESD]

By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in World Development Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up World Development Studies in the index.

 

Understanding Public Policy

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from Category A, one course from Category B, and a third course from either Category A or B. Courses with two different departmental prefixes must be selected. One course designated CESD must be selected.

Category A: The Public Policy Process

Course ID Course Title
P A 400/
PLSI 400 
Public Policy Process
PLSI 480/
USP 480 
Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis (4)
PLSI 551 Judicial Process (4)
PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4)

Category B: Public Policy Areas

Course ID Course Title
AA S 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community
ENVS 331/
I R 331 
Global Environmental Crisis
ENVS 600/
GEOG 600 
Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply (4)
GEOG 433/
USP 433 
Urban Transportation (4)
GEOG 666 Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste
GEOG 667/
USP 515 
Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (4) [CESD]
H ED 310 Health in Society [CESD]
H ED 417 AIDS: Contemporary Health Crisis [CESD]
H ED 655 Environmental Health
HIST 461 U.S. Foreign Relations, 1913 - Present
SXS 569/
PHIL 455 
Sex and the Law
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
I R 321/
PLSI 321 
Development and Foreign Policy— Africa (4) [CESD]
I R 322/
PLSI 322 
Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
I R 328/
PLSI 328 
Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post Communist Regions (4) [CESD]
LABR 570/
PLSI 570/
USP 570 
Urban Health Policy [CESD]
PLSI 560/
USP 560 
Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [CESD]
PLSI 580/
USP 580 
Housing Policy and Planning [CESD]
USP 530 Alternative Urban Futures [CESD]
USP 565 Social Policy and Family Systems (4) [CESD]

 

Women of Color in the U.S.

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Students must complete three courses in Segment III. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

Women of Color in the U.S.

Course ID Course Title
AA S 581 Asian American Women [CESD]
AFRS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis [CESD]
AIS 420 American Indian Women [CESD]
LTNS 410 Seminar on Gender and Latinas/os [CESD]
LTNS 445/
WGS 445 
Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]

 

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