DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR

FALL SEMESTER 2002

Anthropology

Economics

History

Political Science

Sociology


ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 1202 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The study of the culture and social institutions of human societies with special emphasis upon the many small-scale societies that make up the majority of the people of the world. Attention is given to marriage and family life, patterns of equality and inequality, collective violence and war, religion, and the impact of globalization upon the diversity of the world's peoples.

T, F 9:55-11:10AMRosen
M, 6:00- 8:35PMGoldenFrom 9/9 - 10/21, 7-week course. Web-enhanced

 

ANTH 2340 TERRORISM AND THE MIDDLE EAST: CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

An exploration of terrorism that will include creation of identity and perceptions of "the other"; the process of globalization and its impact; Theories of political violence and various "weapons of the weak". Terrorism will be viewed as cultural conflict and examined via anthropological concepts and historical studies. Violence in the Middle East will be studied to understand terrorism as a political strategy.

M, 6:00-8:35PMGoldenFrom 10/28-12/9, 7-week course, Web-enhanced

 

ECONOMICS

ECON 1111 BEGINNERS ECONOMICS

Introductory survey of modern economics. The course offers a basic working vocabulary in economics and relies on a minimal amount of mathematical expression for students with no previous exposure to the field. Among the central concepts broached are: markets and regulation, trade and tariffs, fiscal and monetary policy, distribution and redistribution.

T, F 9:55-11:10AMEnglander

 

ECON 2001 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS

Problems of consumer behavior and demand, the allocation of resources of production, factor pricing and market conduct under pure competition, imperfect competition, oligopoly and monopoly.

T, F 9:55-11:10AMKoppl
T, F 11:20-12:35PMEnglander
T, F 12:45-2:00PMEnglander

 

ECON 2102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS

A comprehensive introduction to macroeconomics. The concept of national income analysis, the theory of determination of income and employment, problems of fiscal and monetary policy and aspects of international trade activity.

M, TH 8:30-9:45AMZwickPrereq: ECON 2001 Intro to Microecon
T, F 8:30-9:45AMJonnardPrereq: ECON 2001
T, F 8:30-9:45AMZwickPrereq: ECON 2001

 

ECON 2205 HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT

Survey of the history of economic thinking from mercantilism to J.M. Keynes and beyond

T, F 11:20-12:35PMKopplPrereq : ECON 2102 Intro to Macroecon

 

ECON 3303 INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY

The theory of international trade: comparative advantages and factor endowment, the gains from trade, economic integration, evolution and analysis of commercial policy of the United States,

TH 06:00-8:35PMJonnardPrereq: ECON 2001Intro to Microecon, ECON 2102 Intro to Macroecon

 

ECON 3312 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

Capitalist and planned economics, comparison of alternative systems in terms of economic goals, theories of economic organization and development processes.

M, TH 9:55-11:10AMJonnardPrereq: ECON 2001, ECON 2102

 

HISTORY

HIST 1201 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Survey of the various cultures of the ancient world form the beginning of civilization in the Near East, India, China, Africa and Central America to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West.

M, TH 11:20AM-12:35PMO'Brien

 

HIST 1203 FOUNDATIONS OF THE MODERN WORLD

A survey of the development of the modern world from the end of the Middle Ages to the end of the American Revolution.

M, TH 9:55-11:10AMMcTague
T, 6:00-8:35PMEvans
T, F 11:20-12:35PMStaff

 

HIST 1205 AMERICAN THEMES

This course seeks to equip history majors with the proper tools to "do" history and to acquaint them with the various approaches and methods that historians take in writing history. Hence, it is reading and writing intensive. The subject matter of the course this semester is Race and Sex-- the interplay between race and sex in American history and the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality converge. Among the topics we will explore are: the origins of racial stereotypes, anti-miscegenation laws, sex across the color line, coerced sex, and lynching.

W 12:45-3:20PMSommerville

 

HIST 2350 COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA

The history of the American colonies from 1450 to the Revolutionary War and the subsequent problems of creating an American union.

T, F 9:55-11:10AMSommerville

 

HIST 2516 BURNT OFFERINGS: EUROPEAN WOMEN FROM PRE-HISTORY TO THE WITCH CRAZE

The course examines the social, cultural, religious and political contexts of women's experiences and the construction of gender systems in Europe, from about 30,000 BCE to the 16th century CE.

M,TH 2:10-3:25PMO'Brien

 

HIST 2631 U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY SINCE 1877

Cultural, social and political developments in the role of women from colonial times through the present day, including comparisons based on gender, race, region, class, education and era.

T, F 12:45-2:00PMSommerville

 

HIST 3329 EAST ASIAN CULTURAL HISTORY

Survey of Chinese and Japanese cultural history, including the impacts of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, culminating in an examination of 20th century China and Japan.

F, 6:00-10:30PM &
S, 8:15AM-5:30PM
KlassNote: Meets 3 weekends, 9/6-9/7, 9/20-9/21, 10/4-10/5.

 

HIST 3332 WORLD WAR II AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLD WAR

A detailed consideration of the outbreak and course of the Second World War, wartime diplomacy and the onset of the Cold War after 1945. Discussion of developments in Europe and Asia.

W, 10:00-12:30PMMcTague

 

HIST 3345 HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA

A history of Russia from Peter the Great to Putin. (Cross listed with POLS 3321.31)

T 12:45-3:20PMSalzman

 

HIST 3346 BRITAIN SINCE 1688

A study of the development of Britain and the Empire-Commonwealth since 1688.

M,TH 12:45-2:00PMMcTague

 

HIST 3364 MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

An exploration of the beliefs, understandings of, and conflicts over the supernatural from Antiquity through the Early Modern Witch Craze

W, 6:00-8:35PMO'BrienNote: Prereq. One of HIST 1201,1202, or 1203

 

HIST 3366 MODERN JAPAN: PERRY TO PEARL HARBOR

Introduction to modern Japanese culture and history begins with Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji Restoration. Japanese culture is emphasized as the setting for important political developments. Visual arts are used in class as a key to understanding Japanese ability to adapt and synthesize knowledge from abroad.

F, 6:00-10:30PM &
S, 8:15AM-5:30PM
KlassNote: Meets 3 weekends, 11/1-2,11/15-16,12/6-7.

 

HIST 4500 GREAT ISSUES COLLOQUIUM: THE CONSTITUTION IN AMERICAN LIFE

Available to well-motivated students, this interdisciplinary course takes up an important societal or global question, requires broad reading and encourages active participation in discussion and debate. The topic and professor will change each time the course is offered. (Cross listed with POLS 4500 & SOCI 4500)

M, 2:10-4:55PMPeabodyPermission of Instructor Required

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLS 1201 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Structure and function of American national government; roles of interest groups and political parties, voting behavior, powers of president, Congress, bureaucracy and federal judiciary.

M, TH 11:20-12:35PMMuti
M, TH 9:55-11:10AMMuti
W, 10:00-12:30PMLipkin
T, F 9:55-11:10AMSchiemann
T, F 12:45-2:00PMPeabody
T, F 8:30-9:45AMPope
T, F 11:20-12:35AMPopeFIS students only
TH, 6-9:30PMPopeFrom 9/5-10/17, 7-week course, Web-enhanced

 

POLS 1220 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

Analysis and comparison of contemporary political institutions and processes of selected countries.

T, F 12:45-2:00PMKishan
T, F 2:10-3:25PMKishan
TH 6:00-9:30PMLipkinFrom 10/24-12/12, 7-week course, Web-enhanced

 

POLS 2230 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Theories and problems of international politics and foreign policy.

M, TH 12:45-2:00PMSalzman

 

POLS 2240 POLITICAL THEORY

Analysis of the major works of significant political theorists from Plato to the modern world, with emphasis on relevance to contemporary political problems. (Cross listed with PHIL 2205.31)

T, 6:00-8:35PMSchiemann

 

POLS 2250 POLITICAL METHODOLOGY

Methods of research: research design, development of testing instruments and sample collection and analysis of data and preparation of reports. (Cross listed with SOCI 2230)

M, TH 11:20-12:35PMLarson

 

POLS 3303 THE CONGRESS

Organization, political leadership and procedures of each house of Congress; the committee system; proposed congressional reforms.

M, TH 8:30-9:45AMLarson

 

POLS 3304 CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Structure of criminal justice system; roles of police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges; proposed reforms.

T, F 9:55-11:10AMPeabody

 

POLS 3305 THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL PROCESS

Structure of the federal judiciary; selection of judges; influences on judicial decisions; impact of and compliance with decisions.

TH, 6:00-8:35PMWeisert

 

POLS 3307 CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Analysis of Supreme Court decisions concerning speech, press, religion, rights of women, racial discrimination and affirmative action.

T, F 11:20-12:35PMRosen

 

POLS 3321 RUSSIAN POLITICS

Russian Political institutions and domestic policies. The role of the Communist Party, relationship between theory and practice in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. (Cross listed with HIST 3345)

T 12:45-3:20PMSalzman

 

POLS 3337 LOW-INTENSITY WARFARE

Analysis of three types of low-intensity, or sub-conventional warfare: terrorism and the coup d'etat; the relation between these types of violence and the political ends they are meant to obtain; the responses of various regimes to counter these forms of violence.

W, 10:00AM-12:30PMWoolley

 

POLS 4500 GREAT ISSUES COLLOQUIUM: THE CONSTIUTION IN AMERICAN LIFE

Available to well-motivated students, this interdisciplinary course takes up an important societal or global question, requires broad reading and encourages active participation in discussion and debate. The topic and professor will change each time the course is offered. (Cross listed with HIST 4500 & SOCI 4500)

M, 2:10-4:55PMPeabodyPermission of Instructor Required

 

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 1201 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

An introduction to sociology that explores: society and culture, groups and organizations, socialization, deviance, social stratification, race and ethnicity, the family and education.

M, TH 2:10-3:25PMSpina
T, F 2:10-3:25PMNasser
W, 11:00-1:30PMNasser
T, F 9:55-1l:10 AMThomson
M, TH 9:55-11:10AMTavakol
TBA (section 33 and 34)WeyerFIS students only

 

SOCI 2203 METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

An introduction to the methods of social research: research design, development of testing instruments and sample collection and analysis of data and preparation of reports. (Prerequisite: SOCI 1201 Introduction to Sociology.) (Cross listed with POLS 2250)

M, TH 11:20-12:35Larson

 

SOCI 2310 SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Examines the historical and sociological roots of critical social problems such as poverty, racism, sexism, and crime.

W, 10:00 AM-12:30PMThomson

 

SOCI 3021 CLASSICAL SOCIAL THEORY

A critical study of the classical theories of society as exemplified in the work of sociologists such as Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel. The course examines the historical development of sociology as a specific field of inquiry.

T, F 11:20AM-12:35PMThomson

 

SOCI 3308 DRUGS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

The social and cultural aspects of drug use in American society. Emphasis on the causes and consequences of past and present control strategies.

M, TH 12:45-2:00PMGadsdenPrereq: SOCI 1201 Intro to Soci

 

SOCI 3309 SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENCE

Examines the social causes and consequences of individual and group violence: murder, sexual violence, riots, and paramilitary aggression.

W, 5:25-8:00PMGadsden

 

SOCI 3314 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

An analysis of differentiation and stratification on the basis of gender. How definitions of femininity and masculinity are socially created, the relation between sexuality and gender. How gender stratification organizes culture, institutions and social control.

M,TH 9:55-11:10AMGadsden

 

SOCI 3365 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

The social functions of religion, institutions and ideologies; the impact of religious problems associated with secularization of religion; economic and political dimensions of religious change and new religious movements.

T,F 9:55-11:10AMNasser

 

SOCI 4433 ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY

The study of how organizations affect people, what they look like, what current thinking is that they should look like, and how they can be changed to get there. The course examines the strengths and weaknesses of existing organizational theories, models and concepts and analyzes organizations in the context of the fundamental and persistent tensions that characterize all organizational efforts.

TH, 6:00-8:35 PMSpina

 

SOCI 4500 GREAT ISSUES COLLOQUIUM: THE CONSTIUTION IN AMERICAN LIFE

Available to well-motivated students, this interdisciplinary course takes up an important societal or global question, requires broad reading and encourages active participation in discussion and debate. The topic and professor will change each time the course is offered. (Cross listed with HIST 4500 & POLS 4500)

M, 2:10-4:55PMPeabodyPermission of Instructor Required

 

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