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ECON 100
Survey of Economic Principles (5)

A survey of how capitalism works: how we choose what to buy, where to work, and how businesses and governments affect our lives, the environment, and the world. Not recommended for students seeking a bachelor's degree in economics or business. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or higher.

ECON& 201
Micro Economics (5)

How do consumer and producer choices influence social outcomes? Issues include competition and corporate power, wealth and poverty, environmental quality, and role of government in a market economy.

ECON& 202
Macro Economics (5)

What determines national economic growth and prosperity? What causes booms and busts? What are the effects of government policies regarding taxes, government spending and money supply? Issues include: unemployment, inflation, international trade and globalization.

ECON 291
Special Topics In Economics (1)

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

ECON 292
Special Topics In Economics (2)

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

ECON 293
Special Topics In Economics (3)

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

ECON 294
Special Topics In Economics (4)

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

ECON 295
Special Topics In Economics (5)

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

ECON 297
Individual Project In Economics (1)

Individual project in a specific area of economics. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

ECON 298
Individual Project In Economics (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Economics. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

ECON 299
Individual Project In Economics (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Economics. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

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EASIA 216
Introduction to East Asian Civilization (5)

This course is a survey of East Asian Civilization in global context through cultural, philosophical, religious, social and political interactions. It focuses on China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan across different eras to understand the complexities of the issues in the Far East and the world both today and tomorrow. Student option grading.

EASIA 218
Introduction to Japanese Civilization (5)

Survey of Japanese history, including the social, cultural, political and institutional developments from ancient times to the present. Covers theories of national origin and explores the historical roots of modern Japan. Foreign influences on Japan, ways of thinking, and religion and philosophy are also discussed. Student option grading.

EASIA 297
Individual Project In East Asian History (1)

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

EASIA 298
Individual Project In East Asian History (2)

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

EASIA 299
Individual Project In East Asian History (3)

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

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HIST 37
U.S. History: High School Completion (5)

Survey of U.S. history that focuses on social, political, economic, and cultural developments from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, also including the founding of the nation as a democratic republic. This course is intended for International Education students. Dual listed as ABE 037. Student option grading.

HIST& 116
Western Civilization I:Ancient/Medieval History (5)

Survey of western civilization's origins in the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, Byzantium and Islam. An examination of social, cultural, political and intellectual traditions, including major religious and political institutions, medieval society, and urban culture to the Black Death.

HIST& 117
Western Civilization II: The Early Modern World (5)

Survey of western civilization from the thirteenth century to early nineteenth century with emphasis on the Renaissance, the Reformation, the rise and fall of absolute monarchs, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the rise and fall of Napoleon.

HIST& 118
Western Civilization III: The Modern World (5)

Survey of the modern era examining the Industrial Revolution, the development of modern ideologies and imperialism, the World Wars, Cold War, and contemporary global economic, cultural, social, and political institutions.

HIST& 136
U.S. History 1: To 1877 (5)

Chronological and thematic study of U.S. history from Early America to Reconstruction emphasizing its cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social elements.

HIST& 137
U.S. History 2: From 1877 (5)

A chronological and thematic study of U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction to the present with emphasis on its cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social elements.

HIST& 146
U.S. History I: Early America to 1800 (5)

Chronological and thematic study of U.S. history from Early America to 1800 with emphasis on its cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social elements. Major topics: indigenous societies, European conquest and colonization, ethnic and religious diversity, slavery, the American Revolution, the U.S. Constitution, and republicanism.

HIST& 147
US History II: Nineteenth Century (5)

Chronological and thematic study of U.S. History from 1800 to 1900 with emphasis on its cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social elements. Major topics: republicanism, westward expansion, slavery and abolitionism, social and political reform, Civil War, Reconstruction, Indian policy, industrialism, immigration and urbanization.

HIST& 148
US History III: Twentieth Century (5)

Chronological and thematic study of U.S. History from 1900 to the present with emphasis on its cultural, diplomatic, economic, political, and social elements. Major topics: cultural and technological modernization, First and Second World Wars, economic prosperity and depression, social and political reform, multiculturalism, and globalization.

HIST 207
Introduction to Intellectual History (5)

An introduction to the classics of Western social and political thought from the classical ancient writers to modern theorists. Reading of the classics, from Plato to Lenin and beyond, will be studied in their historical context and also how they relate to our modern social and political conceptions.

HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History (5)

A chronological and thematic study of Pacific Northwest history (focused on Washington and Oregon but including regions from the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains and from northern California to southern Alaska). Emphasizes cultural, economic, environmental, ethnic, political, and social topics.

HIST& 215
Women In U.S. History (5)

Survey of U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present from the perspectives of women of various racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores how women helped shape U.S. history. Dual listed with GWS 215.

HIST 218
American Environmental History (5)

This course examines shifting attitudes toward nature during various historical periods by studying how North Americans attached meanings to the physical world and how humans reshaped landscapes and developed environmental policies.

HIST& 219
Native American History (5)

This course examines diverse American Indian histories from before European contact to the present. Emphasis is placed on Indian-European cultural interactions, US-Indian policy development, and the roles Natives played to ensure their survival and cultural integrity into the 21st century. Student option grading.

HIST& 220
African American History: Out of Africa (5)

Survey of African American history from pre-colonial times to the present from the perspectives of African Americans, covering cultural, socioeconomic, and political dimensions and movements which helped shape U.S. history.

HIST 234
Ancient History (5)

An introduction to the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome (Republic and Empire). The course examines political, economic, and social institutions and activities, including religious life and the cultural achievements of the great ancient civilizations. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended (may be taken concurrently).

HIST 235
Medieval European History (5)

Examines medieval civilization, from the collapse of Rome to the Black Death, including the rise of political institutions, the development of the medieval church, and the social, economic, and cultural achievements of the middle ages.

HIST 236
Early Modern European History (5)

Traces the political, social, economic and cultural history of Europe from 1500 to 1815. Topics include the Renaissance, the Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and political revolutions.

HIST 237
Modern European History (5)

Traces the political, social, economic and cultural history of Europe from 1815-1919. Applying an interdisciplinary approach this course emphasizes cultural diversity and multiple national influences in Europe and their reflection on a global world.

HIST 238
Contemporary European History (5)

Traces the political, social, economic and cultural history of Europe from the Treaty of Versailles to the present. Applying an interdisciplinary approach this course emphasizes cultural diversity and multiple national influences in Europe and their reflection on a global world. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended (may b e taken concurrently).

HIST 245
History of American Immigration (5)

Multicultural study of immigration to the United States from the era of colonization to the present. Examination of the process of immigration and adaptation to life in the U.S., as well as reaction to immigrants by native-born Americans. Focus includes Asian, European, Latin American, and African immigrants.

HIST 246
African-Amer Hist 1: Ancient Africa to 1877 (5)

This course examines the economic and social development beginning in Africa, throughout the diaspora, with specific reference to the slave experience in the United States. Emphasis is upon the cultural, political, and economic development of America from an African American perspective.

HIST 247
African-American History 2: From 1877 (5)

Historical experiences of African Americans, post Civil War to present day. Emphasis is upon the cultural, political, and economic development of America from an African American perspective. Civil Rights movement will be a major focal point.

HIST 275
Reel History: Film As Historical Text (5)

Much of what we know about the past has been shaped by the film industry. This course examines multiple film genres as well as different periods of history using films as historical texts. Critical viewing of films, readings from professional historical reviews, and historical sources will provide the basis for class discussions.

HIST 295
Special Topics In History (5)

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

HIST 297
Individual Project In History (1)

Individual project in a specific area of history. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

HIST 298
Individual Project In History (2)

Individual project in a specific area of history. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

HIST 299
Individual Project In History (3)

Individual project in a specific area of history. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

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INTST 101
Survey of Contemporary Global Issues (5)

A survey of contemporary global issues and their historical origins drawing on knowledge and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Issues presented by faculty members from diverse academic fields will foster awareness of challenges facing different societies in an age of global interdependence. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or higher.

INTST 123
Introduction to Globalization (5)

This course considers the dynamic processes and consequences of increasing flows of goods, people, ideas, capital and services that cross traditional political, economic, cultural and geographic boundaries and the challenges that emerge for society, including environmental quality, cultural and political identity and economic opportunity. Dual listed as GEOG 123. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or successful completion of ENGL 090.

INTST 200
States and Capitalism: Origins of Globalization (5)

Origins of the modern state system, and of the world market in Europe. Analysis of interacting forces of politics and economics world-wide from 1500 to World War II. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101.

INTST 201
Introduction to International Political Economy (5)

Are you concerned about human rights, world hunger and poverty, terrorism, world environmental degradation, regional conflict, the WTO, economic, political and social globalization? All these issues converge in something called the international political economy. Examine these issues as they evolved in the international arena since WWI. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent test scores.

INTST 205
Gender and Global Justice (5)

Explores how globalization affects gender relations and the relative status of women and men in various global contexts. Investigates the institutional status of women in national and international systems of healthcare, justice, economics, politics, family, and development. Dual listed as GWS 205. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or higher. Student option grading.

INTST 292
Special Topics In International Studies (2)

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

INTST 295
Special Topics In International Studies (5)

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

INTST 297
Individual Project In International Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

INTST 298
Individual Project In International Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

INTST 299
Individual Project In International Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of International Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

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PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy (5)

Examination and discussion of important philosophical arguments pertaining to the classic questions of philosophy, including: Does God exist? What is truth? How does knowledge differ from opinion? What is consciousness? Do we have free will? What is justice? Student option grading.

PHIL 102
Contemporary Moral Problems (5)

Students examine a variety of different ethical standpoints and theories which they apply to moral issues such as war, human trafficking, capital punishment, human rights, animal rights, euthanasia, the environment, abortion, racial and ethnic discrimination, social justice, and issues of gender and sexuality. Student option grading.

PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking (5)

An informal, non-symbolic introduction to logic and critical thinking emphasizing real-life examples, natural language applications, and the informal logical fallacies. Student option grading.

PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic (5)

Students translate reasoning into symbolic language and then test it for validity using algorithms and proof procedures similar to those used in math and computer science. Student option grading.

PHIL 210
Comparative Religion (5)

A comparative survey of the history, beliefs and practices of major religions and religious traditions around the world. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Shintoism, Native American traditions and traditions of other indigenous peoples, Witchcraft, and so forth. Student option grading.

PHIL 240
Introduction to Ethics (5)

What is the basis of human rights? Which rights, if any, should be universal? What, if anything, is truly good in itself? What is social justice? Join this course for lively philosophical discussions on these and other big questions pertaining to the nature of right and wrong, good and bad. Student option grading.

PHIL 248
Ethical Issues In Criminal Justice (5)

Critical discussion of the philosophical, psychological, ethical under pinnings of human behavior in the Criminal Justice system, including ethical challenges and issues of multiculturalism within the Criminal Justice system.

PHIL 265
Philosophy Through Film (5)

This course will examine a variety of philosophical arguments through the medium of film. It will consist of screenings, readings and lectures, and lively discussion. Students will engage a wide range of exciting thinkers, issues, and movies with the goal of understanding both how our world is and how we want it to be.

PHIL 267
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (5)

Does God exist? Do we have an immaterial soul? Is there life after death? What is faith? Has science proven there is no God? Is it ever reasonable to believe a miracle occurred? Why does the world contain evil? Join this class to engage in lively philosophical discussions concerning these and other big questions pertaining to religion. Student option grading.

PHIL 295
Special Topics In Philosophy (5)

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

PHIL 297
Individual Project In Philosophy (1)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PHIL 298
Individual Project In Philosophy (2)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PHIL 299
Individual Project In Philosophy (3)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

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POLS& 101
Introduction to Political Science (5)

This course provides a general overview of the major political movements, ideologies, and regimes that have shaped the contemporary world. Examines the nature, purpose, and practice of politics in both its democratic and non-democratic forms. Emphasis on explaining political change and stability. Student option grading.

POLS& 201
Introduction to Political Theory (5)

Explores classical and modern theories of the nature of government and politics. Looks at the role of ideology in political thought. Focuses on liberalism, conservatism, and democratic socialism. Examines issues including the nature of conflict, equality, good government, justice, and obedience.

POLS& 202
Introduction to American Government and Politics (5)

This course provides an introduction to the U.S. political system. Students examine how the political process in the United States addresses significant public problems and conflicts in American society. Student option grading.

POLS 221
American Foreign Policy (5)

This course introduces students to the subject of American foreign policy. The focus is on (1) the evolution of policy, its values, circumstances and priorities, especially since 1945, and (2) the institutions and processes through which policy is made and carried out. Student option grading.

POLS 222
Great Discussions of Foreign Policy Issues (2)

This course introduces students to specific American foreign policy issues. The focus is on (1) the global context of the issue, (2) the evolution of the issue, the historical context, its values, circumstances and priorities, and (3) the institutions and processes through which policy regarding the issue is made and carried out. Student option grading.

POLS 291
Special Topics In Political Science (1)

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

POLS 292
Special Topics In Political Science (2)

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

POLS 293
Special Topics In Political Science (3)

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

POLS 294
Special Topics In Political Science (4)

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

POLS 295
Special Topics In Political Science (5)

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

POLS 297
Individual Project In Political Science (1)

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

POLS 298
Individual Project In Political Science (2)

Individual project in a specific area of political science. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

POLS 299
Individual Project In Political Science (3)

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