General Education Table of Contents
General Education Program, Segments I and II


General Education Program (Continued)


SEGMENT III: RELATIONSHIPS OF KNOWLEDGE

(9 units minimum)

Please note: These requirements reflect University Executive Directive 09-35, the Executive Directive to Facilitate Graduation.

General Requirements

Students must:

  1. Complete at least nine units of upper division course work in residence at SF State
  2. Complete at least two courses in one Segment III cluster. The third course must be selected either within the same cluster or from any other Segment III 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, 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.

NOTE: Each cluster except the Study Abroad cluster includes a “Recommended Pattern”, designed to provide an integrative upper division experience. Although not required, students are encouraged to complete a recommended pattern if possible. In the case of the Study Abroad cluster, students must complete the pattern as written.

African Contributions to World Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
AFRS 305 Ancient Egypt [CESD]
CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization [CESD]
Category B: Africa—Tradition and Transition
AFRS 302 Black Diaspora [CESD]
ART 508 African Art History [CESD]
HIST 610 History of Africa [CESD]
Category C: Modern Africa
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective [CESD]
GEOG 571 Geography of Africa [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Arts and Humanities
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
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
AFRS 335 Black Women: 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 Black Children and Youth [CESD]
ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race [CESD]

AIDS: The Modern Epidemic

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

Category A: Biological, Transmission, and Historical Aspects
BIOL 327 AIDS: The Biology of a Modern Epidemic [CESD]
Category B: Political, Social, and Health Policy Aspects
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
ANTH 415/SXS 438 Culture and Sex in East Asia [CESD]
Prerequisite: a course in college anthropology or consent of instructor.
BIOL 321 Magic, Myths, and Medicine—A History of Medicine [CESD]
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
COUN 450/ETHS 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 Functions of Health Services
H ED 414 Women’s Health—Problems and Issues [CESD]
H ED/SXS 500 Values Clarification in Sexuality

America and World Affairs

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
HIST 461 The History of American Foreign Relations
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
Category B: The Policies of Developing Nations
ANTH/I R 307 Culture and Identity in World Politics (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 321 Development and Foreign Policy—Africa (4) [CESD]
I R/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/PLSI 325 Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R 326 Foreign Relations of South and Southeast Asia (4) [CESD]
I R 336 Politics of Globalization (4)
I R/S S 520 Modernization and Third World Countries (4) [CESD]
RAZA/WGS 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]
RAZA 670/PLSI 408 The U.S.-Mexico Connection: Politics and Cultures [CESD]
Category C: The Policies of Developed Nations and Traditional Powers
ECON/I R 635 The 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–Present [CESD]
HIST 578 History of Japan [CESD]
I R 327 Europe: Forming a More Perfect Union (4)
I R/PLSI 328 Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 342 Strategy and War (4)
I R/PLSI 407 Politics of Russia (4) [CESD]
I R 446 The Multinational Corporation in World Affairs (4)
I R/S S 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
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
HUM 495 Architecture and American Life
Category B: Social Sciences
AMST 300/S S 410 Perspectives on American Culture [CESD]
AMST 400/GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures [CESD]
AMST 410/HUM 450 California Culture [CESD]
HIST/HUM 480 Thought and Culture in America [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
BECA 321 Critical Study of Popular Culture [CESD]
CA 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
ANTH/DANC 657 Ethnology of Dance
DANC 350 Dance Aesthetics [CESD]
DANC 415 Dance in Ritual and Religion [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Complete one course in each category.

Category A: Socio-historical Perspectives of Asian Americans
AA S 300 Asian Americans in California [CESD]
AA S 310 Chinese in America [CESD]
AA S 331 Japanese Americans in the United States [CESD]
AA S 370 Vietnamese in America [CESD]
AA S 380 Koreans in America [CESD]
AA S 456 Pilipinos in America: Problems of Transition [CESD]
Category B: Creative and Literary Perspectives of Asian Americans
AA S 322 Chinese American Culture—Language and Literature
AA S 363 Survey of Philippine Literature
AA S 372 Vietnamese American Literature
AA S 444 Japanese American Art and Expression
AA S 502 Asian American Children’s/Teen Literature
AA S 693 Asian Americans and the Mass Media
Category C: Community and Public Policy Perspectives of Asian Americans
AA S 680 Community: Changes and Development
AA S 695 Seminar on Contemporary Asian American Communities
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy

Asian Society, Politics, and Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
GEOG 575 Emerging China [CESD]
HIST 569 Ancient Chinese Civilization [CESD]
HIST 570 Imperial China [CESD]
HIST 571 History of Modern China [CESD]
HIST/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/PLSI 325 Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 329 U.S.-Japan Politics (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 404 Politics of China (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 411 East Asian Politics (4) [CESD]
PHIL 511 Chinese Philosophy and Religion [CESD]
Category B: South Asian Studies
HIST 584 History of the Indian Subcontinent [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/PLSI 412 South Asian Politics (4) [CESD]
Category C: Southeast Asian Cross Regional Studies
ANTH 481 Archaeology of the Far East [CESD]
HIST 588 History of Southeast Asia [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asian 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

CSC/ISYS 338 Information Technology in a Global Society [CESD]
DS/IBUS 431 Value Creation in the Transnational Enterprise [CESD]
HTM/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 Facilities and Services [CESD]

California Cultures and Environments

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
AMST 410/HUM 450 California Culture [CESD]
ENG 531 Survey of California Literature
HTM 421 Food, Wine, and Culture in California [CESD]
HUM 376 San Francisco [CESD]
Category B: California Social Landscapes
AA S 300 Asian Americans in California [CESD]
AFRS 312 Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California [CESD]
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians
AMST/ANTH 352 Peoples and Cultures of California [CESD]
HIST 450 History of California [CESD]
PLSI 473 California Politics and Government (4)
RAZA 660 Raza Politics [CESD]
Prerequisite: RAZA 276 or consent of instructor.
Category C: California Environmental Landscapes
BIOL 300 Nature Study
GEOG 552 Geography of California
GEOG/USP 651 SF 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Chemicals in Us and Around Us
CHEM/ENVS 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution
Category B: Contributions from All Cultures
H ED 315 Drugs in Society [CESD]
Category C: Chemicals, Life, and Society
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
GEOG 666 Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction
GEOL 305 Energy and Its Environmental Issues

Children in Families and Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
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
ANTH 310 Family, Kin, and Community
CFS 428 Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect [CESD]
HIST/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
COMM 541 Intercultural Communication (4) [CESD]
ENG 615 Image, Metaphor, and Symbol [CESD]
ENG 631 Words, Culture, and Change [CESD]
Category B: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies in Arts and Culture
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 Asia [CESD]
HUM 536 Modern South Asian Cultural Forms [CESD]
HUM/RAZA 520 North/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Core Course
HUM 376 San Francisco [CESD]
Category B: Social Science Approaches to the City
GEOG/USP 432 Urban Geography (4)
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities [CESD]
HIST 489/USP 400 Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
PLSI/USP 580 Urban Housing [CESD]
USP 530 Alternative Urban Futures [CESD]
Category C: Humanities Approaches to the City
HUM 375 Biography of a City [Any HUM 375 title may be taken]
HUM/JS 377 Jerusalem [CESD]

Ethics for the Contemporary World

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
GPS/PHIL 375 Peace Law and Human Rights in the U.S. [CESD]
PHIL 435 Human Rights in Global Perspective [CESD]
PHIL 440 Ethics at Work I [CESD]
PHIL 450 Ethics
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or consent of instructor.
Category B: Applied Ethical Judgment
ANTH/LABR/S S 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/I R/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 451 Feminist Moral Issues
PHIL 470 Environmental Ethics

Exploring the Future: Next 20 Years

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

Category A: Future Exploration Foundation
RPT 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society [CESD]
Category B: Concepts and Perspectives
BUS 450 Greening of Business
GEOG 421 Future Environments
RPT 605 Ecotourism Facilities and Services [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

Category A: Overview
SOC 464 Families and Society (4) [CESD]
Category B: Contexts and Perspectives
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies [CESD]
CFS 426 Family Crises: Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4) [CESD]
Prerequisite: COMM 150.
COMM 515 Family Communication (4) [CESD]
Prerequisite: COMM 150.
JS 340 American Jewish Identity and Family [CESD]
USP 565 Social Policy and the Family (4) [CESD]

Folklore

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore [CESD]
CLAS 330 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 380 Myth, History, and Movies
CWL 421 Celtic Literature [CESD]
CWL 430 Heroic Tales of the Mediterranean
CWL/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

CFS/HTM 351 Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality [CESD]
CFS/DFM/HTM 352 Food, 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.

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

Category A: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Queer Studies
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
ANTH 569/SXS 567 Cross-cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
ENG/SXS 633 Gay Love in Literature
ETHS/SXS 380 Coloring Queer [CESD]
ETHS 640 Race and Sexual Migration
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
SXS/SOC 400/PSY 450 Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
SXS/WGS 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives in Literature and Media [CESD]
PLSI 381 Political Theories of Sexuality
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality [CESD]
WGS 552 Lesbian, Queer and Transgender Identities [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ANTH 569/SXS 567 Cross-cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
BECA/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/JS/WGS 546 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers [CESD]
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement [CESD]
SOC 464 Families and Society (4) [CESD]
SOC 469 Gender and Society (4) [CESD]
WGS 621 Feminist Theories [CESD]
Category B
SXS/WGS 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives in Literature 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 Immigrant and Refugee Women [CESD]
WGS 561 Women of Color in the U.S. [CESD]
WGS 562 History of African American Women [CESD]
WGS 564 Women Writers and Colonialism [CESD]
WGS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds [CESD]

Globalization and Citizenship in the Americas

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ECON/I R 635 Economics of Globalization
RAZA/WGS 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]
Category B: Global Culture
ANTH/I R 307 Culture and Identity in World Politics (4) [CESD]
ANTH/CST 585 Multinational Corporations and World Cultures [CESD]
RAZA 455 Resistance Literature of the Americas [CESD]
RAZA 467 Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage
Category C: Global Citizens
ETHS/RAZA 470 Raza Immigration to the U.S. [CESD]
RAZA 660 Raza Politics [CESD]
SOC 480/USP 470 City in a Global Society (4) [CESD]

Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
C J 505/I R 332 International Criminal Law (4) [CESD]
GPS/I R/PHIL 315 Introduction to Global Peace Study [CESD]
GPS/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
ANTH 320 Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures
ANTH 588 Anthropology and Human Rights
COMM 531 Conflict Resolution (4)
HUM 366 India's Gandhi [CESD]
I R 432 Model United Nations (4)
I R/PLSI/S S 544 Women in the World [CESD]

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

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ECON 450 Health Economics
H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services [CESD]
H ED 450 Policy Issues in Health Education [CESD]
LABR/PLSI/USP 570 Urban Health Policy [CESD]
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine
Category B: Structural and Cultural Aspects of Health and Healing
ANTH 631 Critical Medical Anthropology (all topics)
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]

Health and Wellness

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Health
H ED 310 Health in Society [CESD]
H ED 414 Women’s Health: Problems and Issues [CESD]
Category B: Nutrition
CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness
HH 535 Western Nutrition and Herbs
Category C: Physical Fitness and Exercise Science
KIN 300 Health Related Fitness and Wellness
Prerequisite: BIOL 100 or equivalent.
KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness
Prerequisite: BIOL 100 or equivalent.
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.

Holistic Health

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives [CESD]
HH 382 Holistic Health and Human Nature [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language [CESD]
Category B: Communicative Processes
C D 300 Human Communicative Development and Disorders [CESD]
COMM 321 Communication Theory (4)

Human Development

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development - Strategies to Enhance Developmental Outcomes
CFS 320 Children and Families
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]
KIN 437 Physical Dimensions of Aging
KIN 487 Motor Development [CESD]
PSY 330 Child Development

Human Disability in Society

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
PSY 330 Child Development
Category B: Impact of Disability for Individuals and Society
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
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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

CA 380 Arts and Social Change
CA 426 Thought and Image: Creative Arts [CESD]
HUM 425 Thought and Image: Humanities [CESD]
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture.[CESD]
HUM/RAZA 520 North and South American Cultural Expression [CESD]
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples [CESD]
RAZA 320 Art History of Raza
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore

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

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Biological and Psychological Aspects
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
Prerequisite: a course in college biology or consent of instructor.
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
SXS/PSY 456 Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
Prerequisites: 6 units of psychology course work or consent of instructor.
Category B: Sociological Aspects
ANTH 569/SXS 567 Cross-cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender [CESD]
Prerequisites: upper division standing and consent of instructor.
SXS/SOC 400/PSY 450 Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (4) [CESD]
Category C: Humanistic Aspects
ANTH 415/SXS 438 Culture and Sex in East Asia [CESD]
Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or consent of instructor and upper division standing.
ANTH/CST 590/WGS 595 Anthropology of Women [CESD]
Prerequisite: ENG 114 or consent of instructor.
COMM 525 Sexual Identity and Communication (4)
Prerequisites: a college-level English or speech class or consent of instructor.
COUN 614 Interpersonal Issues in Sexuality
Prerequisites: upper division standing and consent of instructor.
C W 507 Writing on the Body
Prerequisite: college creative writing course or consent of instructor.
H ED/SXS 500 Values Clarification in Sexuality
Prerequisites: a college-level human sexuality course (such as BIOL 330 or H ED 320).
HIST 313 Comparative History of Love and Sexuality
SXS 301 Perspectives in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Prerequisites: ENG 214.
SXS/PSY 320 Sex and Relationships
SXS/PHIL 369 Philosophical Issues in Sexuality
SXS/S S 421 Homophobia and Coming Out [CESD]
Prerequisites: ENG 114 and ENG 214 or equivalent courses with grades of C or better.
SXS 469/PHIL 445 Sex and Morality
SXS 470 Sexuality and the Internet
Prerequisites: SXS 300, upper division standing, and consent of instructor.
SXS/WGS 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives in Literature and Media
Prerequisites: ENG 114 and consent of instructor.
SXS 569/PHIL 455 Sex and the Law
Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent.
SXS 600/PSY 650 Research on Sexual Identity [CESD]
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
SXS 678 Disability and Sexuality
Prerequisite: college course in human sexuality or consent of instructor.
HUM 390 Images of Eroticism
Prerequisites: ENG 114 and consent of instructor.
WGS 512 Feminist Approaches to Sexual Identities and Cultures [CESD]
WGS 533 Women, Men, and Cultural Change [CESD]
Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
WGS 552 Lesbian, Queer, and Transgender Identities [CESD]
WGS 611 Female Sexuality: Social and Theoretical Perspectives
Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent and a college-level women studies course or consent of instructor.
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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
CLAS 490 History of Ideas of the Ancient Classical World [CESD]
HUM 345 Humanism and Mysticism [CESD]
HUM 550 The Art of Autobiography [CESD]
Category B: Visionary Modes of Thought—Culture and Paradigms in Time
CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature
ENG 603 Literature and History of Ideas
HUM 410 The Modern Revolution [CESD]

Integrating the Social Sciences

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
S S 300 Social Science Core I [CESD]
Category B: Integrating Economic, Geographic, Historical and Political Perspectives and Methods
S S 301 Social Science Core II [CESD]
Prerequisite: S S 300 or consent of instructor and upper division standing.
Category C: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Applied
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective (4) [CESD]
HH 382 Holistic Health and Human Nature [CESD]
HIST 489/USP 400 Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
HIST/S S 681 Community Service Learning in the Schools [CESD]
SXS /SOC 400/PSY 450 Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
I R/PLSI/S S 544 Women and the World [CESD]
By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Social Science (Interdisciplinary Studies) that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Social Science (Interdisciplinary Studies) in the index.

Islamic Societies and Cultures

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Special Requirements: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Intellectual and Cultural Themes
ANTH 319 Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa [CESD]
HUM/JS/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
ETHS 420 Post-Colonial Arab and Arab-American Identity: Memory and Resistance
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
I R 433 Model Arab League
PLSI 410 Middle East Politics (4)
PLSI 420 State-Society Relations in the Middle East (4)
PLSI 425 Imagining Power in the Middle East (4)
WGS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds [CESD]
Category C: Visual and Creative Themes
ARAB/CWL/ETHS 450 Arabic and Arab American Literature [CESD]
ART 504 Art and Architecture of Islam [CESD]
ETHS 430 Arab Media Images in America: Impact on Arab Americans
HUM 361 Cultural Expressions in Islam [CESD]
HUM/JS 377 Jerusalem
HUM 496 Islam and the Poetics of Space [CESD]
MUS 530 Musics of the Middle East and India [CESD]

Jewish Experience

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
CWL/JS 437/ENG 533 Holocaust and Literature [CESD]
CWL/ENG/JS 451 Jewish Literature of the Americas [CESD]
ENG/JS/WGS 546 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers [CESD]
HUM/JS/PHIL 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
JS 350 Jewish Social Responsibility
JS 410/PHIL 514 Kabbalah and Mysticism in the Jewish Tradition [CESD]
JS/PHIL 415 The Hebrew Bible
JS 425/PHIL 552 Judaism: Religion and Text [CESD]
JS 516/PHIL 551 Bible and Ethics: The Moral of the Story [CESD]
Category B: History
HIST/JS 317 Holocaust and Genocide [CESD]
HIST/JS 632 Jewish History I: Beginnings to 1650
HIST/JS 633 Jewish History II: 1650 to Present [CESD]
JS 340 American Jewish Identity and Family [CESD]
JS/I R/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Historical Perspectives
ANTH/HIST/RAZA/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
GEOG 572 Geography of Latin America [CESD]
HIST 524 History of Mexico [CESD]
HIST 528 History of Brazil [CESD]
HIST/S S 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America [CESD]
I R/PLSI 322 Latin American Policy Analysis(4) [CESD]
RAZA 460 Central Americans and the U.S.: History and Heritage [CESD]
Category C: Philosophy, Culture, and Art
ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya [CESD]
RAZA 450 Indigenisimo: Indigenous Culture and Personality [CESD]
RAZA 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Special Requirements: Select one course from each category.

Category A: Administration of Justice Policies
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective (4) [CESD]
Category B: Sociological Perspectives
SOC 451 Criminological Theory (4)
SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (4)
SOC 459 Criminal Law and Social Process (4)
RAZA/C J 485 Issues in the Criminalization of Latino Youth
Category C: Law and Justice Perspectives
C J 435/RAZA 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ANTH/USP 555 Urban Anthropology (4)
ECON/USP 535 Urban Economics
HIST 489/USP 400 Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
RAZA 415 Political Economy and Raza [CESD]
SOC 480/USP 470 City in Global Society (4)
Category B: Problems and Solutions
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]
H ED/USP 582 Homelessness and Public Policy [CESD]
LABR/PLSI/USP 570 Urban Health Policy [CESD]
PLSI/USP 560 Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [CESD]
PLSI/S W/USP 660 Roles of Non-profit Organizations in Urban Life
RAZA 415 Political Economy and Raza [CESD]
USP 565 Social Policy and the Family (4) [CESD]

Maximizing Personal Potential: Body–Mind Integration

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
H H 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspective [CESD]
H H 382 Holistic Health and Human Nature [CESD]
H H 383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health [CESD]
Category B: Skills in Maximizing Personal Potential
H H 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
H H 420 Chinese Body-Mind Energetics
Prerequisites: H H 380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or consent of instructor.
H H 430 Foundations of Biofeedback and Self Regulation
Prerequisites: H H 380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or consent of instructor.
H H 433 Autogenic Training and Embodied Living
Prerequisites: H H 380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or consent of instructor.
H H 540 Meditation and Imagery in Healing
Prerequisites: H H 380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or consent of instructor.
H H 690 Psychophysiology of Healing
Prerequisites: H H 380 or 381 or 382 or 383 or consent of instructor.
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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
BECA 422 Social Aspects of Electronic Media [CESD]
BECA 490 Television and Social Change [CESD]
CINE 342 Documentary Film [CESD]
CINE 373 Film and Society
JOUR 610 Cultural Diversity and U.S. News Media
Category B: Ethical, Legal, and Political Investigations of Media
BECA 460 Introduction to News on Broadcast and Electronic Media
Prerequisite: BECA 200.
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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
BECA 301 Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture [CESD]
BECA 390 The Age of Information [CESD]
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement [CESD]
KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues [CESD]
Category B: Making Sense of Electronic Media
ANTH/CINE 327 Anthropology and Film (4) [CESD]
BECA 502 Environmental Communication on the Electronic Media
COMM 444 Rhetoric of the Media (4)
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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
ENG 501 Age of Chaucer
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays
Category B
HIST 330/HUM 403 The Early Middle Ages [CESD]
HIST 331/HUM 404 The High Middle Ages [CESD]
Category C
ART/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
CLAS 490 History of Ideas in the Ancient Classical World [CESD]
CWL 430 Heroic Tales of the Mediterranean [CESD]
JS/HUM/PHIL 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Category B
HIST 604 History of the Islamic World, 500-1500 [CESD]
HIST 605 History of the Islamic World, 1500-Present [CESD]
I R 323 Middle East Periphery (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East Heartland (4) [CESD]
PHIL 502 World Religions [CESD]

Multicultural Human Relations

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
COUN 690 Field of Counseling I
COUN 691 Field of Counseling II
Category B: Sociohistorical and Contextual
AA S 603 Asian American Women
SXS/SOC 400/PSY 450 Variations in Human Sexuality [CESD]
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of Raza Family Structure
WGS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds [CESD]
Category C: Multicultural Communication and Relationships
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)
COUN 614 Interpersonal Issues in Sexuality

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Contributions to World Culture

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
HIST 344 19th Century Europe [CESD]
HIST 389 European International History: 1848-1918 [CESD]
Category B: Europe and the World in the 20th Century
HIST/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
HUM 410 The Modern Revolution [CESD]
HUM 415 Contemporary Culture [CESD]
I R/PLSI 328 Domestic and Foreign Policy of 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
GEOL 302 The Violent Earth
METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean
Category B: Cultural Perspectives
ENVS/GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
GEOG 402 The Climatic Challenge [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
HIST 489/USP 400 Dynamics of the American City [CESD]
Category B: Urban Policy and Planning Issues
GEOG/USP 433 Urban Transportation (4)
PLSI/USP 580 Urban Housing [CESD]
GEOG 667/USP 515 Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Environment (4) [CESD]
GEOG 668/PLSI/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
GEOG/ENVS 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
Category B: Social Sciences Perspective
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures [CESD]
BUS 450 Greening of Business
GEOG 422 Environmental Perception
GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply (4)
GEOG/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)
RPT 605 Ecotourism Facilities and Services [CESD]
SOC 477 Environmental Sociology
Category C: Natural Sciences Perspective
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology
Prerequisite: a course in college biology or an environment oriented subject.
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet
Prerequisite: a course in college biology.
GEOL 305 Energy and Its Environmental Issues

Raza Immigrant Communities in the U.S.

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

Category A: Immigration
ETHS/RAZA 470 Raza Immigration to the United States [CESD]
Category B: Demographics
RAZA 440 Caribbean Cultures
RAZA/WGS 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]
RAZA 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage [CESD]
RAZA 500 Raza Community Mental Health [CESD]
RAZA 680 Raza Community Organizing [CESD]
By taking a few more courses on the theme of this cluster, students may be able to complete a minor in Raza Studies that will appear on their transcripts; for more information, look up Raza Studies in the index.

Religious Studies

General Requirements: Consult the requirements at the beginning of this Segment III section. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
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
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 Jewish Mysticism [CESD]
JS 425 Judaism: Religion and Text [CESD]
JS/PHIL 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [CESD]
PHIL 436 Islamic Political Philosophy [CESD]
PHIL 504 History of Christian Thought I
PHIL 508 Indian Philosophy and Religion [CESD] (Any title listed under PHIL 508 in the Class Schedule may be taken.)
PHIL 509 The Buddhist Tradition [CESD]
PHIL 511 Chinese Philosophy and Religion
PHIL 515 Semitic Religious Thought (Any title listed under PHIL 515 in the Class Schedule may be taken.)
PHIL 520 Modern Religious Thought
WGS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution
Prerequisite: one course in college-level biology.
BIOL 349 Bioethics
BIOL/ENGR 440 Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
ENVS 392 Nature, Culture and Technology [CESD]
ENVS/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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.

Required Pattern: Students must 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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

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

Category A: Theoretical Foundations
ECON 620 Economic Development [CESD]
I R/S S 520 Modernization and Third World Countries (4) [CESD]
I R/S S 540 The Rich and the Poor Nations (4) [CESD]
SOC 483 Global Sociology (4) [CESD]
Category B: Issues and Regions in Development Studies
GEOG 572 Geography of Latin America [CESD]
HIST 400 Modern European Imperialism [CESD]
HIST/S S 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America [CESD]
HIST 611 Modern Africa [CESD]
I R/PLSI 321 Development and Foreign Policy—Africa (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 322 Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
I R 323 Middle East: Periphery (4) [CESD]
I R 324 Middle East: Heartland (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 325 Chinese Foreign Policy (4) [CESD]
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 404 Politics of China (4)
I R/PLSI 411 East Asian Politics (4)
I R/PLSI 412 South Asian Politics (4)
I R/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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. 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
P A/PLSI 400 The Public Policy Process
PLSI/USP 480 Policy Analysis (4)
PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
PLSI 553 Legal Issues (4)
Category B: Public Policy Areas
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community
ENVS/I R 331 Global Environmental Crisis
ENVS/GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions [CESD]
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply (4)
GEOG/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 and Society [CESD]
H ED 417 AIDS: Contemporary Health Crisis [CESD]
H ED 655 Environmental Health
HIST 461 History of American Foreign Policy
SXS 569/PHIL 455 Sex and the Law
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
I R/PLSI 321 Development and Foreign Policy— Africa (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 322 Latin American Policy Analysis (4) [CESD]
I R/PLSI 328 Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post Communist Regions (4) [CESD]
LABR/PLSI/USP 570 Urban Health Policy [CESD]
PLSI/USP 560 Urban Poverty and Policy (4) [CESD]
PLSI/USP 580 Urban Housing [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. Complete at least six units in this cluster. The remaining three units must be selected either within this cluster or from any other Segment III cluster. One course must be designated CESD.

Recommended Pattern: Select three courses.

AA S 603 Asian American Women [CESD]
AFRS 335 Black Women: A Cultural Analysis [CESD]
AIS 420 American Indian Women [CESD]
RAZA 410 Raza Women [CESD]
RAZA/WGS 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization [CESD]

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