Courses

Check out the Class Schedule for Anthropology classes

ANTHROPOLOGY & 100
Survey of Anthropology (5)

An introduction to the four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and sociocultural anthropology) with an emphasis on biological and cultural diversity in past and contemporary societies. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 130
World Cultures (5)

Exploration of cultural traditions of the world through the concepts of worldview and cultural relativism. Focus on what people think, do, and make in various cultures to examine practices and systems in a comparative framework. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 140
Applied Social and Cultural Change (5)

Examines social and cultural change historically and comparatively via anthropological lense. Moves from theory to practice, empowering students to create effective and inspiring change projects. Explores change on individual and structural levels, achieving intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness by practicing life and humanization skills. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 204
Archaeology (5)

Introduction to the tools, principles, and methods of archaeology. Examination of the techniques of field excavation, dating of archaeological remains, reconstruction of human cultures of the past, and exploration of the archaeological record from the earliest human groups to contemporary digs. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 205
Biological Anthropology (5)

The evolutionary biology of human beings is explored by examining the tenets of evolutionary theory, genetics, primate anatomy and behavior, the fossil record, and the range of biological diversity within and between contemporary human populations. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 206
Cultural Anthropology (5)

Exploration of human cultural and social diversity in the U.S. and globally through cross-cultural comparisons of topics such as identity, kinship, power, economics, health, religion, art, food, and language. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 207
Linguistic Anthropology (5)

The study of human and nonhuman primate communication. The study of human language and its sociocultural setting, relating the structure and history of language to human cognition and social behavior. Prerequisite: Either concurrent enrollment or completion of ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 207W
Linguistic Anthropology (5)

The study of human and nonhuman primate communication. The study of human language and its sociocultural setting, relating the structure and history of language to human cognition and social behavior. Prerequisite: Either concurrent enrollment or completion of ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 215
Intro to Medical Anthropology and Global Health (5)

Examination of health, culture, and medicine in the U.S. and globally. Exploration of cross-cultural and biomedical perspectives of the human body, illness, birth, death, suffering, and healing. Emphasizes interrelationships of biological, political, economic, and social factors on health and well-being. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 preferred. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Anthropology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Anthropology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Anthropology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangementwith instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluattion of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Anthropology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Psychology classes

PSYCHOLOGY & 100
General Psychology (5)

Course provides an introduction to the scientific study of the biological, mental, and social factors that influence human behavior. Topics covered include: personality, learning, memory, critical thinking, intelligence, psychological disorders, and treatments. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY & 100H
General Psychology HC (5)

Course provides an introduction to the scientific study of the biological, mental, and social factors that influence human behavior. Topics covered include: personality, learning, memory, critical thinking, intelligence, psychological disorders, and treatments. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY & 200
Lifespan Psychology (5)

A survey of human development from conception through death. Physical, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial development will be explored. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 202
Biopsychology (5)

How does our biology influence how we think, feel, and act? How does our behavior impact the way our biology is expressed? This course examines these two questions and explores the interaction between biology and behavior. Topics include: memory, sex, drugs, and mental illness. Prerequisite for UW psychology majors. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 207
The Psychology of Excellence (5)

This course focuses on the application of psychological theories & research to enhancing performance in a variety of life settings. Topics include: self-regulation, goal setting, visualization, stress management, attention control, time management, effective communication, & conflict resolution. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 208
Adulthood, Aging and Development (5)

A study of the basic concepts and issues in adult aging and development. Exploration of the developmental patterns and problems characteristic of the adult years from a cultural perspective. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 209
Fundamentals of Psychological Research (5)

This course covers the key themes and concepts of psychological research and is a foundation course for students planning to take additional courses in psychology. Students will also learn how to critically evaluate scientific findings and claims made by the popular press. A prerequisite for UW psychology majors. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 210
Psychology of Sexuality & Relationships (5)

Survey of social, psychological and biological influences on patterns of human sexual behavior. Sexual dysfunction and therapy, contraception, and venereal disease will also be considered. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 215
Death, Dying, Grief, and Recovery (5)

A survey course on death and grief; including the process of dying, death, needed preparations for terminal illness and death, grief, and recovery. Topics include preparation of wills and living wills, support skills to assist grievers, and Hospice. Prerequisite: Concurrent or successful completion of ENGL& 101 is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY & 220
Abnormal Psychology (5)

Introduction to the field of psychopathology. A survey of the symptoms, causes and treatment of psychological disorders will be considered. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100, or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 225
Drugs and Behavior (5)

This course surveys the popular recreational drugs in terms of their pharmacological, physiological (health) and psychological impact on the individual. In addition, we will examine issues related to drug use and abuse, addiction, treatment, drug regulation and enforcement, as well as other topical issues. Student option grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 230
Multicultural Psychology (5)

Focuses on how sociocultural contexts influence psychological processes. We will develop awareness, knowledge, skills and advocacy tools to increase multicultural competence. Negative effects of opression on mental health and well-being and strategies for inclusive counseling, research, and policy will be covered. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with 2.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 236
Introduction to Personality (5)

Introduction to the scientific study of personality, including personality theories and theorists, personality assessment, and personality constructs. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 or equivalent with instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 245
Social Psychology (5)

An introduction to the scientific study of relations between individuals and groups and the effects of contextual variables such as: race, ethnicity, culture, and gender. Some of the topics included are: group function, self-concept, conflict, aggression, and discrimination. Mandatory decimal grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 293
Special Topics in Psychology (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in psychology. Student option grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Psychology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in psychology. Student option grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Psychology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Psychology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PSYCHOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Psychology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of psychology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Sociology classes

SOCIOLOGY & 101
Introduction to Sociology (5)

Introduces the major perspectives and methods in sociology to explain the principles of society, culture and sociocultural relationships. Topics include socialization, social interaction and structure, groups, organizations, deviance, stratification, inequality, institutions and social change. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 102
Child Maltreatment & Advocacy (5)

This introductory course for Child Advocacy Studies covers the history, perspectives, legal framework and responses to child maltreatment. It is approached from a variety of diverse professional perspectives. The course is designed for students interested in gaining knowledge of child maltreatment. Dual listed as CAST 102. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 112
Introduction to Criminology (5)

An introduction to Criminology as an academic discipline and as a science. Discussions include Crime theory, measuring crime, impact of crime and treatment of offenders and victims. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 135
Current Issues in Crime and Society (5)

Explore criminal justice through the lense of social service and community advocacy. Focus on current issues facing individuals and families, with emphasis on understanding how to advocate for vulnerable populations. Dual listed as CJ 135. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 136
Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution (5)

This course presents the social and psychological factors found in crisis situations. Students will develop strategies for professional assessment, intervention, and follow-up in these situations. Dual listed as CJ 136. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY & 201
Social Problems (5)

Analysis of the process of social and personal disorganization and reorganization as related to selected social problems such as crime, delinquency, drug abuse, poverty, race relations and over population. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 202
Professional and Systemic Responses (5)

This course focuses on the responses of professionals and the system to allegations of child maltreatment. Designed for students entering fields in which knowledge of child maltreatment investigation and advocacy are necessary. Dual listed as CAST 202. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 250
Sociology of Families (5)

Examines the institution of the family in various cultures in the United States and globally. Current issues, debates and public policies that affect the family will also be examined. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 288
Sociology of Minority Groups (5)

Within a sociological context, examine current and historical issues confronting United States minority groups. Explore the influence of culture and social structure on intergroup relations within the U.S. to include topics such as prejudice, discrimination, power, privilege and group identity. Mandatory decimal grading.

SOCIOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Sociology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Sociology. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Sociology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Sociology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SOCIOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Sociology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Sociology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.