DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR

SPRING SEMESTER 2002

Anthropology

Economics

History

Pre-Law

Political Science

Sociology


ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 1202 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Development of culture, adjustments to environment and society on different levels of cultural complexity.

W, 6:00-8:35PM Golden

Note: Course meets for 7 weeks beg.1/30, supplemented by req’d web-enhanced discussions

ANTH 2332 EGYPTOLOGY (cross listed with HIST 3365)

Introduction to the history, historiography and artifacts of ancient Egypt.

M, 6:00-8:35PM Cohen

ANTH 2440 ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

A study of the interrelationships between humans and environments, using the perspectives of ecological anthropology. We will examine human, cultural, and biological adaptation to various physical environments in the past and the present.

W, 6:00-8:35PM Golden

Note: Course meets for 7 weeks beg. 3/27, supplemented by req’d web-enhanced discussions

ECONOMICS

ECON 2001 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS

Economic behavior of individual units in a market economy, demand and utility theory,  cost and supply under different market conditions and labor markets. Public policy decisions on income distribution, antitrust policy, economic growth and the environment.

M,Th      2:10-3:25PM Zwick

T,F          8:30-9:45AM Koppl

T             6:00-8:35PM Koppl

F             6:40-9:40PM Englander

ECON 2102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS

Nature of economic analysis and reasoning, institutions and issues of economic policy. Emphasis on aggregate economics, including national income, employment, monetary and fiscal policy.

M,Th      8:30-9:45AM Betz

M,Th      12:45-2:00PM Zwick

M,Th      2:10-3:25PM Zwick

T,F          12:45-2:00PM Staff

Th           5:25-8:00PM Jonnard

F             6:409-9:40PM Englander

S             8:30-4:30PM Betz               Note: Meets 2/9-3/9

ECON 2206 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE U.S.

Empirical and theoretical analysis of the nature of the economic growth of the United States, including changes in the industrial structure and fluctuations in the level of national product.

M,Th      11:20-12:35PM Greenfield

ECON 2207 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS

Quantitative analytical methods, combining economic theory, mathematics and statistics. Prerequisitres:ECON2203 Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON2204 Intermediate Microeconomics, QUANT1129 Introduction to Statistics,QUANT1130 Statistical Applications in Business or the equivalent.

M,Th      9:55-11:10AM Ruparel

HISTORY

HIST 1201 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

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

T, 6:50-9:10PM O'Brien

HIST 1202 MEDIEVAL WORLD

A survey on the development of global civilization from the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity to the Renaissance.

M,TH 12:45-2:00PM O'Brien

HIST 1204 MODERN WORLD: 1776 TO PRESENT

A survey of the development of the modern world from the American Revolution to contemporary times.

M, TH 9:55-11:10AM McTague,

W, 11:00-1:30PM Evans

TH, 6:00-8:35PM Evans

HIST 2354 AMERICAN HEROES

This course will examine the roles that heroic individuals have played in American history from the American revolution to the present.  We will cover the American need for heroes, the contextual setting of various heroes, and the noble and questionable activities of these "heroes".

This course will analyze the lives of Samuel Adams, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Douglas MacArthur, and Martin Luther King, Jr. through leading biographies and other historical sources.

W, 10:00-12:30PM McTague

HIST 2358   20TH- CENTURY UNITED STATES

The United States amid the turbulence of active world leadership and rapid domestic change.

M,Th 12:45-2:00PM Sommerville

HIST 2360 U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY TO 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.

M,TH 9:55-11:10AM Sommerville

HIST 2361   AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877

Social, cultural and political history of this racial minority in the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present day; including the Civil Rights Movement, segregation and integration, literary and cultural achievements.

M, TH 2:10-3:25PM McTague

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 Klass

Note: Meets 2/1-2/2, 2/15-16, 3/1-2.

HIST 3349 HISTORY OF MODERN MIDDLE EAST (cross listed as POLS 3323)

The history of the Middle East focuses on Islamic societies and Arab and Berber states as well as Iran and Turkey. The role of Arab nationalism and Islam in its various forms will be examined in addition to the social, economic and geographic determinants of political behavior and institutions in the region. The role of the military and styles of leadership will be compared as well as some of the relationships between the states of the Middle East.

T, 12:45-3:25PM Salzman

HIST 3355 THE OLD  SOUTH

The South during the colonial period; the role of the South in the formation of the Union; Antebellum life and culture; the development of the slavery controversy; and southern nationalism to 1860.

T,F 9:55-11:10AM Sommerville

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.

M,TH 11:20-12:35PM   O'Brien .    Note: Prereq. either HIST 1201,1202,1203

HIST 3365 EGYPTOLOGY (cross listed as ANTH 2332)

Introduction to the history, historiography and artifacts of ancient Egypt.

M, 6:00-8:35PM Cohen

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 Klass

Note: Meets 3/29-30, 4/12-13, 4/26-27.

HIST 3499 PRACTICUM IN PUBLIC HISTORY

Workaday world of presenting history to a public audience is explored by placing students in museum internships and facilitating the practical work of scholarship, research, evaluating primary documents and constructing and maintaining exhibitions.  (Instructor approval required.)

T, F 2:10-3:25PM Finkelstein 

PRE-LAW

ENGW 3001 ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP

Principles of expository prose: focus on style, tone, organization, purpose and audience.

T, F 9:55-11:10AM Steinke

PHIL 1101 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC

Informal fallacies, truth and validity, principles and deductive reasoning, immediate inference, categorical syllogisms, compound arguments.

T,F 12:45-2:00PM Winters

T, F 6:00-8:30PM Debello

PHIL 1102 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

If you think of your basic beliefs as marching orders for living, then you can see that checking those marching orders out might be a very practical idea. Wiliam James had something like that in mind when he said that the most important thing to know about a person is his or her philosophy. Introduction to Philosophy gets us talking about some of our basic beliefs about the world, the right thing to do, and the possibility of knowing. It is the firm conviction of many powerful thinkers that asking questions about our marching orders is the only path to freedom and human fulfillment.

M,TH 9:55-11:10AM Staff

T,F     11:20-12:35PM Goodyear

M       2:10-4:40PM Staff

T        2:10-4:50PM Debello

POLS 2250 POLITICAL METHODOLOGY (cross listed with SOCI 2203)

Methods of research: research design, development of testing instruments and sample collection and analysis of data and preparation of reports.

M,TH 2:10-3::25PM Larson

POLS 2304 SPORT LAW

Examination of legal constraints, judicial processes and public political disputes surrounding amateur and professional sports industries. Title lX, racial discrimination, drug use and labor-management relations.

T  6:50-9:10PM Meth

POLS 2307 ELECTION LAW

Laws governing the electoral process help to shape both political campaigns and election  outcomes. The course provides a comprehensive overview of election case law in the United States. Topics include: voting rights, ballot access, campaign finance, legislative redistricting, and state regulation of political parties.

M,TH  11:20-12:35PM  Larson

POLS 4472 CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES (1 credit)

This Senior Seminar explores major legal issues "in the news".  Students use primary resources, including Supreme Court oral arguments and opinions, as well as recent scholarship to examine the ways in which the law intersects with, and shapes, political debates, controversies, and policy.

M 7:00-8:15PM  Peabody               Note: Meets every other week

POLS 4476 LAW AND PRACTICE (1 credit)

Based on presentations from a wide-array of legal practitioners, this seminar examines competing perspectives on the law and legal work, answers student questions about legal careers, and explores the differences between "law in  the book and the law in action".

M  3:35-4:50PM  Peabody              Note: Meets every other week

SOCI 2203 METHODS OF SOCIAL 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.

M, F 12:45-2:00PM Larson.             Prerequisite: Intro to Soci,  SOCI 1201

SOCI 2307 DEVIANCE & SOCIAL CONTROL

Analysis of deviant behavior as a general  characteristic of social systems; critical review of various sociological theories concerning the nature and functions of deviance; examination of philosophical, legal and practical aspects of social control.

M, TH 12:45-2:00PM Gadsden.      Prereq. Intro to Soci, SCOI 1201

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 11:20-12:35PM Nichols

M, TH 12:45-2:00PM Nichols

T, F 09:55-11:10AM Staff

T,F 11:20-12:35PM  Staff

and 10 :20-11 :10AM Pope            Note: Restricted FIS students only

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

TH  6-9:30PM Starting 1/31/02, 7 weeks , Pope. Supplemented by req’d web-enhanced discussions

F  6:40-9:00PM Staff (2/01/02-3/15/02)   Note: Web enhanced, restricted Global BSNS MGMT students only.

POLI 1220 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

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

T, F 08:30-9:45AM  Pope

T,F 11:20-12:35PM Kishan

T, F 2:10-3:25PM Kishan

W 10:00-12:30PM Lipkin

TH 6:00-9:30PM Starting 3/28/02, 7 weeks Lipkin. Supplemented by req’d web-enhanced discussions

POLS 2240 POLITICAL THEORY (cross listed with PHIL 2205)

Analysis of the major works of significant political theorists from Plato to the modern world, with empasis on relevance to contemporary political problems.

T,F 11:20-12:35PM Schiemann

POLS 2250 POLITICAL METHODOLOGY (cross listed with SOCI 2203)

Methods of research: research design, development of testing instruments and sample collection and analysis of data and preparation of reports.

M,TH 2:10-3::25PM Larson

POLS 2304 SPORT LAW

Examination of legal constraints, judicial processes and public political disputes surrounding amateur and professional sports industries. Title lX, racial discrimination, drug use and labor-management relations.

T  6:50-9:10PM Meth

POLS 2307 ELECTION LAW

Law governing the electoral process help to shape both political campaigns and election  outcomes. The course provides a comprehensive overview of election case law in the United States. Topics include: voting rights, ballot access, campaign finance, legislative redistricting, and state regulation of political parties.

M,TH  11:20-12:35PM Larson

POLS 2320  DICTATORS TO DEMOCRATS

Compares the processes of political change from authoritarian to democratic regime in Southern Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe, as well as south Africa since the mid-1970s. Emphasizes analysis over description.

T,F 9:55-11:10AM Schiemann

POLS 3323 MIDDLE EAST POLITICS (cross listed with HIST 3349)

Political institutions, organizations and groups. Relations between Arab nations and the rest of the world.

T 12:45PM - 3:25PM Salzman

POLS 3499 PRACTICUM IN POLITICS (cross listed with SOCI 3499)

Link between the world of scholarship and the workaday world is explored by placing students in internships in government and interest groups and investigating and critiquing theoretical literature of political science. (Instructor approval required.)

T 2:10-4:50PM Peabody

POLS 4472 CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES (1 credit)

This Senior Seminar explores major legal issues "in the news".  Students use primary resources, including Supreme Court oral arguments and opinions, as well as recent scholarship to examine the ways in which the law intersects with, and shapes, political debates, controversies, and policy.

M 7:00-8:15PM   Peabody             Note: Meets every other week

POLS 4476 LAW AND PRACTICE (1 credit)

Based on presentations from a wide-array of legal practitioners, this seminar examines competing perspectives on the law and legal work, answers student questions about legal careers, and explores the differences between "law in  the book and the law in action".

M  3:35-4:50PM Peabody              Note: Meets every other week

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 1201 INTODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

A systematic introduction to basic sociological concepts: culture, norms, status, role, groups, character, structure, associations, institutions, community, and society.

M,TH 9:55-11:10AM Gadsden

M,TH 12:45-2:00PM Tavakol

M, TH 2:10-3:25PM Tavakol

T, F 9:55-11:10AM Tavakol

T, F 11:20-12:35PM  

and T  8:35-9 :45AM Weyer.           Note:  Restricted FIS students only 

T, F 12:45-2:00PM

and T  2:10-3:00PM   Weyer.          Note: Restricted FIS students only

 W  11:00-1:30PM Nasser

SOCI 2203 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (cross listed POLS 2250)

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

M, TH  2:10-3:25PM Larson.          Prereq. Intro to Soci, SOCI 1201

SOCI 2244 GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURE

Examination of the interaction between local and global cultural processes and the role of global systems and organizations in the emerging post-modern hybrid identity.

T,F 9:55-11:10AM Nasser

SOCI 2307 DEVIANCE & SOCIAL CONTROL

Analysis of deviant behavior as a general  characteristic of social systems; critical review of various sociological theories concerning the nature and functions of deviance; examination of philosophical, legal and practical aspects of social control.

M, TH 12:45-2:00PM Gadsden.      Prereq. Intro to SOCI 1201

SOCI 3022 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY

Considers major theoretical emphases of current sociology, such as functional, exchange, symbolic interaction and ethnomethodological  approaches. Selected writings of major proponents of these approaches will be examined and compared.

T, F 12:45-2:00PM Nasser              Prereq. Intro to Soci,  SOCI 1201

SOCI 3310 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

This course explores the juvenile justice system in the U.S., including the role of the courts, police and corrections. Current empirical evidence regarding trends in juvenile delinquency  is provided along with an examination of theoretical explanatory models. Juvenile delinquency is understood within the larger social contexts including the family, school and peer groups. The relationship between juvenile delinquency and the use of drugs and violence is discussed.

T, F 12:45-2:00PM

and T 2 :10-3:00PM  Weyer.           Note: Restricted to FIS students only

SOCI 3313 SOCIAL INEQUALITY

An examination of class, status and power as vehicles of opportunity. Considers lifestyles, mobility patterns and the salient theories regarding the hierarchical ranking of people and social positions.

T,F 11:20-12:35PM Thomson

SOCI 3337 SOCIAL CHANGE

Examines the theory of processes of social change. A comparison of evolutionary and historical models of change; the role of population, technology, structural differentiation revolution and other factors in social transformation and growth.

TH 6:00-8:35PM Spina

SOCI 3339 COMPARATIVE DEVIANCE

Selected forms of behavior considered deviant in a Global context. Types of deviance studied vary by semester. Some examples are: homicide, alcoholism, mental illness, sexual deviance.

W 10:00-12:30PM Gadsden              Prereq. Intro to Soci,  SOCI 1201

SOCI 3499 PRACTICUM IN SOCIOLOGY (cross listed POLS 3499)

Link between the world of scholarship and the workday world f social agency is explored by placing students in internships in public and non profit organizations while investigating and critiquing theoretical literature of sociology. (Instructor approval required.)

T  2:10-4:50 PM Peabody.                Note: Instructors approval required

SOCI 4436 ENVIRONMENTAL  SOCIOLOGY

An analysis of social and cultural issues raised by environmental changes, including global, local and individual-level causes and effects.

M,Th 2:10-3:25PM Spina.                  Prereq. Intro to Soci, SOCI 1201

 

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