SP '18 Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Animal Science
Anthropology
Business Administration: Finance
Business Administration: Management and Human Resources
Business Administration: Management Science
Business Administration: Marketing and Logistics
Business Administration
Comparative Studies
City and Regional Planning
Dance
Economics
Education: Teaching and Learning
Environment and Natural Resources
Geography
History
International Studies
Linguistics
Nursing
Political Science
Portuguese
Public Affairs
Public Health
Quechua
Rural Sociology
Sociology
Social Work
Spanish (Non-Language Courses)
Theatre
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Agricultural, Development, and Environmental Economics

2580: Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food, 3 units                       

Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.

4535: International Economic Development, 3 units

Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets, and public policy on development.

4540: International Commerce and the World Economy, 3 units

                Application of trade theory and policies to world trade that impacts global business.

4597.01: Food, Population, and the Environment, 3 units

Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries.

4597.01H: Food, Population, and the Environment, 3 units

Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries.

6400: Regional and International Development, 3 units

Application of economic theory and methods to current problems in regional and international economic development.

Animal Science

3600: Global Food and Agriculture, 3 units

The integration of food, agriculture, environment, resources, technology, culture, and trade on a global scale.

3600E: Global Food and Agriculture, 3 units

The integration of food, agriculture, environment, resources, technology, culture, and trade on a global scale.

4004: Small Ruminant and Pseudo Ruminant (Sheep, Goat, Llama, Alpaca, & Deer) Production and Management, 3 units     

Application of science and basic principles of nutrition, genetics, physiology, and marketing to the production and management of small ruminants.

Anthropology

2202: Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 3 units

Comparative survey of traditional and contemporary peoples in the several world culture regions; culture concepts; study of selected topics.

2202H: Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 3 units              

Comparative survey of traditional and contemporary peoples in the several world culture regions; culture concepts; study of selected topics.

3416: Latin American Peoples and Cultures, 3 units

Latin American peoples and cultures.

3555: New World Prehistory: Ancient Maya Civilization, 3 units

Detailed survey of Native American prehistory: recent archeological and epigraphic discoveries and examines the ancient Maya civilization of Mesoamerica.

3597.01: Crisis! An Anthropological Perspective of Global Issues, 3 units

Analysis of cultural conflict in developing nations resulting from rapid and extensive technological and social change.

3597.02: Women, Culture, and Development, 3 units

An analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in women's lives in response to development and modernization; developing and developed countries contrasted.

5701: Health and Healing in Latin America and the Caribbean

A biocultural examination of traditional and western healing practices and health disparities across the Latin American region. This course considers diverse perspectives on disease causality and prevention including shamanism, ethnophysiology, and ethnobotany.

Business Administration: Finance

4250: Global Finance, 1.5 units

Implications for financial managers of global economic policy.

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

2000: Introduction to International Business, 1.5 units

Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business.

4321: International Labor and Human Resource Management, 3 units

Examination of the human resource challenges that emerge in multinational organizations, and emphasis on issues to be considered when preparing oneself and others for international assignments.

7010: Advanced Topics in Multinational Businesses, 1.5 units

Examination of topics in international business, including the role of cultural and political systems, trade and FDI, and multinational enterprise.

7022: GAP: Global Applied Projects, 3 units

Students plan and execute real-world consulting engagement. Spring 2: students attend lectures on project management, cultural awareness, other relevant topics, and work part-time on self-managed teams guided by Coach/Faculty Advisor. In May, students travel abroad, work full-time to complete assignment and deliver final presentation to client.

7611: International Corporate Compliance and Ethics Governance, 1.5 units

Managers face increasing compliance standards for multinational enterprises that governments view as reducing corruption and promoting ethical business practices. Anti-corruption prohibitions, codes of conduct, and model ethics guidelines are no longer limited to business conducted solely with governments, but also apply to NGOs.

Business Administration: Management Science

4237: International Operations Management, 3 units

Current influences, practices and standards for structural and infrastructural decision making across national boundaries. Explores complexity of managing geographically dispersed operations with relationships between multiple entities

Business Administration: Marketing and Logistics

4237: International Operations Management, 3 units

Current influences, practices and standards for structural and infrastructural decision making across national boundaries. Explores complexity of managing geographically dispersed operations with relationships between multiple entities

Business Administration

3760: Exploring Culture in International Environments, 1 unit

Through individual reflections, activities, and discussions, students participating in Fisher's International Student Exchange Program will be challenged to view knowledge and experiences from multiple perspectives.

Comparative Studies

2301: Introduction to World Literature, 3 units

Analysis of oral and written literatures of diverse cultures and historical periods.

2322: Introduction to Latino Studies, 3 units

Introduction to Latino studies; history, politics, and cultural production of Latino/a communities in the U.S. and its borderlands.

2367.02: U.S. Latino Identity, 3 units

Latino/a identity in the U.S.; emphasis on Latino/a cultural history and expression and on role of race, class, gender, and sexuality in identity construction.

2367.08: American Identity in the World, 3 units             

American culture viewed from inside and from the perspective of foreign cultures, as seen in literature, film, art, music, journalism, folklore, and popular culture.

3360: Introduction to Globalization and Culture, 3 units

This course introduces students to the broader experience of globalization by examining cultural representations in relation to the circumstances and conditions of the globalization process.

3603: Love in World Literature, 3 units

Representations of love in world literature; emphasis on mythological, psychological, and ideological aspects of selected representations in different cultures and time periods.

3606: The Quest in World Literature, 3 units

Motif of the quest in world literature; physical and mental journeys as metaphors of personal transformation and salvation.

3903: World Literature: Theory and Practice, 3 units

Discussion of world literatures in theoretical, historical, and cultural contexts, with particular attention to translation, language, nationalism, globalization, and internationalism.

4597.01: Global Studies of Science and Technology, 3 units        

Explores relations among culture, science, and technology in changing global contexts.

6425: Introduction to Latino Studies, 4 units

Introduces graduate students to the broad themes, concepts, and questions raised in the interdisciplinary field of Latina/Latino studies.

City and Regional Planning

4597: The Global Environment in Planning, 3 units

A review of challenges in developed and developing countries, examining planning issues associated with economic development, social equity, growth and rural development.

Dance

3402: Dance in Global Contexts, 3 units

Surveys dance forms from around the globe, offering insights into the religious, social, and political functions of dances in their historical and contemporary practices.

Economics

4130: World Economic Development in Historical Perspective, 3 units

A survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century, emphasizing Europe, Asia and Africa.

4140: Economic History of the Americas, 3 units

A survey of economic development in the Americas emphasizing the United States from colonial times to the 20th century.

8863: International Economics III, 3 units

Evolution of world economy from theoretical and empirical perspectives; trade; growth and development; international capital markets; financial crises and sovereign default; international business cycle transmissions.

Education: Teaching and Learning

6808: Multicultural and Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, 3 units

Examines knowledge, pedagogy, reforms, and resources that support education for cultural diversity and equity in an interconnected world.

7303: Language and Society, 3 units

Focuses on the history, sociology, and the politics of national policies involving second language throughout the world.

7364: Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults, 3 units

Focus on educational and interdisciplinary research concerned with selecting, analyzing, and discussing diverse children's and YA literature, created by historically marginalized authors and illustrators. Literature selections include the life experiences, histories, and fantastic visions representing LGBTQ, Native American, African American, Latinx, Asian American, and new immigrant experiences.

Environment and Natural Resources

3530: Women, Environment and Development, 3 units

Interdisciplinary study of women's roles as environmental stewards and in resource-based development in global context. Attention given to gender differences in environmental and rural development practices.

5211: International Environmental Impact Assessment, 3 units

Fundamental concepts of international environmental impact assessment including the legal and institutional frameworks, practice and performance, and social and cultural contexts that shape EIA's implementation worldwide.

5480: Local Peoples and International Conservation, 3 units

Uses interdisciplinary thinking to explore the global environmental crises and the conflicts between indigenous/local peoples, conservationists, and policy makers regarding natural resource use.

Geography

2750: World Regional Geography, 3 units

Develops students' knowledge of world geography through the twin concepts of region and globalization; focuses on culture, society, politics, economy, and interplay between people and environments.

3701: The Making of the Modern World, 3 units

The geographies of modernity and their formation: the world market, the global polity, diasporas and constructing difference, colonialism, the transformation of nature, Eurocentricity, post-modernity.

3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences, 3 units

Examines the natural and human factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future.

5802: Globalization and Environment, 3 units

Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions.

7102: Fieldwork in Human Geography, 3 units

Methods for generating and interpreting field data; contested history and ethical challenges of fieldwork in human geography.

History 

2105: Latin America and the World, 3 units

Latin America's relationship with the World since independence (1825) focusing on cases of direct and indirect U.S. intervention as well as European influences and globalization.

2500: 20th Century International History, 3 units

Examines international political, economic, and military relations from the origins of World War I through the break up of the Soviet Union.

2642: Global History 1500 to Present, 3 units

Examines the major issues that have shaped the human experience of various regions since 1500 C.E. through comparative study of civilizations within the context of religion, trade, technology, art, culture, industrialism, imperialism, revolution, and gender relations.

2650: The World Since 1914, 3 units

Global perspective on major forces that shaped the world since 1914. Provides students with factual knowledge and a critical interpretive framework for responsible global citizenship.

2700: Global Environmental History, 3 units

Global overview of the ecology of the human condition in past time, stressing climate change, earth systems, technology, energy, demography, and human cultural-economic revolutions.

3105: History of Brazil, 3 units

History of Brazil during colonial and independence periods with major emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

4650: Readings in World/Global/Transnational History, 3 units

Advanced readings on selected topics in World/Global/Transnational History.

7500: Studies in International History, 3 units

Colloquium in International History

7600: Studies in the History of Women and Gender, 1-6 units

Readings course for graduate students focusing on the history of women and gender.  The course content will be international, emphasizing cross-cultural comparisons.

International Studies

2100: Introduction to Latin America, 3 units

The fundamental purpose of this course is to acquaint students with Latin America, in particular the economic progress it has experienced to date as well as the prospects for future development.  To begin, the region's geography, demographic characteristics, and history are outlined.  Most of the course deals with economic development.  Latin America’s experience with state-directed approaches to development is described, as is the recent trend toward economic liberalization.

2500: Introduction to Development Studies, 3 units

This course introduces the beginning student to the field of development studies.  The subject of development studies is the development process in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.  The definition of the concept "development" is controversial, but its core idea is improvement in human well - being.  Economics has been the leading discipline in development studies, but historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and others have also made major contributions to the field.

2580: Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food, 3 units

This course addresses trends in the consumption and production of food.  Specific objectives reflect a general focus on the allocation of edible commodities and the resources used to produce same.  We will look at how changes in food demand relates to improvements in living standards, as well as, examine the impact of technological improvement both on agriculture and on the human and natural resources harnessed for crop and livestock production.

2800: Introduction to Peace Studies, 3 units

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the quest for peace.  It traces major issues in the field of peace studies and it introduces a variety of strategies to achieve peace.  Students are encouraged to explore the numerous dimensions of violence and the prospects for peace in our world today.  It is hoped that by gaining a deeper understanding of the global dialogue on the meaning of peace, students will be able to participate in creative thinking about how humankind might build societies based on non-violence, social, political, and economic well-being, social justice, and ecological balance.

4195: Selected Problems in International Studies, 3 units

This course will cover the impact of globalization on women's economic conditions in developing countries and their roles in development. While women are drivers for social change and economic development in these countries, they are also the ones who are most affected by the problems caused by globalization.

4535: International Economic Development, 3 units

This course is designed to introduce students to the major problems of the developing world and to analyze them using the principles and concepts of development economics.  It is aimed at students who want to develop an understanding of real world problems.   Initially it will focus on problems of poverty, inequality, unemployment, rapid population growth, and rural development.  Later the course will explore issues surrounding the globalization of trade and finance, the transition from former communist to market economies and the interface between sustainability of the environment and economic development.

4597.01: Food, Population, and the Environment, 3 units

This course addresses population growth and the challenges it poses, in particular, the challenge of providing everyone with an adequate diet while simultaneously conserving the natural resources on which agriculture and other economic activities depend.  Since human numbers are increasing more rapidly in poor countries than anywhere else, special attention is paid to population growth and the prospects for environmentally sound agricultural development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  The problems arising as a transition is made from communism to a market economy are examined as well since agricultural development has lagged, environmental deterioration has been pronounced, or both in many of the nations experiencing this transition.

4800: Cultural Diplomacy, 3 units

This course takes a humanities approach to exploring cultural diplomacy (CD), broadly understood: the exchange of performances and ideas across state borders with the intention of building political influence. The course works through case studies, including some drawn from students’ own experience of study abroad, international volunteering, etc. By examining primary and secondary sources from a range of positions, students will learn to interpret the complex effects, at multiple levels, of intercultural initiatives.

4850: Understanding the Global Information Society, 3 units

Changes in creating, accessing, and using information are happening within a global context and are driving forces in societies around the world.  This course introduces students to critical thinking about the knowledge creation process in its global and societal contexts.

Linguistics

3803: Language Across Cultures, 3 units

Investigation of relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences.

Nursing

3430: Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts, 3 units

Introduction to concepts and techniques for the provision of culturally competent care within the U.S. and across global contexts.

Political Science

1200: Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3 units

Introduction to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries.

1300: Global Politics, 3 units

Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

4335: International Environmental Politics, 3 units

Theories and debates over sustainable development, environment, and security, and effectiveness of international regimes with a focus on international fisheries management and global climate change.

4597.01: International Cooperation and Conflict, 3 units

An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.

4940: The Politics of Immigration, 3 units

Provides overview of international migration phenomenon: patterns of international migration, reasons for immigration, acceptance of immigrants by governments and public, dynamics of anti-immigrant sentiment.

Portuguese

3402: Portuguese Reading and Listening, 3 units              

Development of students' reading and listening skills through newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stories, and newscasts

3450: Introduction to the Study of Literature and Cultures, 3 units

Strategies for reading and extensive practice in analyzing literary and cultural texts from the Portuguese-speaking world.

4510: Portuguese Translation, 3 units

Advanced practice in Portuguese-to-English translation based primarily on the contemporary written Portuguese of Brazil and Portugal; emphasis on formal grammar and style.

5502: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II, 3 units

Portuguese language for students with at least intermediate-level Spanish skills.

5520: Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from Romanticism to Modernism, 3 units              

Overview of literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world in the nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

7500: Studies in Literatures and Cultures of the Portuguese-speaking World, 3 units

In-depth study of topics in the literatures and cultures of Brazil, Portugal, Lusophone Africa, and Lusophone Asia.

Public Affairs

5700: Rebuilding Failed and Weak States, 3 units

Tackles the question of how to design policies and programs to rebuild failed and weak states into functioning, if not vibrant, democracies.

Public Health

2010: Introduction to Global Public Health, 3 units

Public health concepts examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, and results of public health practices domestically and internationally. Presents the pressing global public health concerns of the 21st century.

Quechua

5502.01: Beginning Quechua II: Classroom, 4 units

For students who have taken Quechua 5501.01 (501) or who have previous basic knowledge of Quechua at the beginning level. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

5503.51: Intermediate Quechua I: Individualized Instruction, 1-4 units

For students who have taken Quechua 5502 (502) or who have previous basic knowledge of Quechua at the beginning/intermediate level. This course will be comprehensive, integrating culture and language from the southern Quechua family spoken in Peru.

5504.51: Intermediate Quechua II: Individualized Instruction, 1-4 units

Quechua 5504.51 is an intermediate language course intended for students with experience in Quechua. The variety taught will be from the southern Quechua family spoken in Bolivia and Peru. Closed to native speakers of this language.

5505.01: Advanced Quechua I; Classroom, 3 units

Quechua 5505.01 is an advanced language course intended for students with experience in Quechua. This course is comprehensive, integrating culture and language. It will be useful for students that want to travel to the Andean countries or who have an interest in studying Quechua language, culture and society. The variety taught is from the southern Quechua family spoken in Bolivia and Peru.

Rural Sociology

3580: Social Groups in Developing Studies, 3 units          

Contemporary struggles and experiences of rural social groups in the "Third World" in the context of development and globalization; emphasis on grassroots initiatives and resistance movements.

Sociology

3200: Sociology of Immigration, 3 units

Provides a sociological understanding of contemporary migration both globally and with a particular focus on the U.S. The course will examine why migration occurs; how it is sustained over time; and how immigrants are incorporated into the host society. Social relations as central to understanding immigration will be a focus of the course.

3597.01: World Problems in a Global Context, 3 units

Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.

3597.02: World Population Problems, 3 units

General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries.

5450: Sociology of Global Health and Illness, 3 units

Sociological study of health and illness from a global perspective. Topics include health, illness, and related behaviors; disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts to improve health, and comparative health care systems.

Social Work

1140: Minority Perspectives: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, 3 units

Examination of the structure of human societies, cultures, and institutions from the perspective of oppressed minority populations.

5004: International Social Work, 3 units

Examines a variety of social issues through a global perspective in order to fully appreciate the role of culturally diverse and country-specific responses to social problems.

5005: Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Perspectives, 3 units

Examines domestic and global human trafficking from a social work perspective.

Spanish (Non-Language Courses)

2208.22: Andean Music Ensemble, .5-1 units

Learning to playing and performing music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. Students study techniques and methods for playing Andean instruments and learn to sing in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

2242: Introduction to Latino Studies, 3 units

Introduction to the cultures, experiences, histories and definitions of Latino peoples in the United States; taught in English.

2330: Reinventing America, 3 units        

Introduction to visual and verbal representation of Latin American multi-ethnic cultures through literature and visual arts; emphasis on construction of American identities and nations.

2332: Introduction to Andean and Amazonian Cultures, 3 units

Historical formation of contemporary societies in the Andean and Amazonian regions, including their ethnic, social, and cultural features; taught in English.

2520: Latin American Literature (in Translation): Fictions and Realities, 3 units 

Critical examination of modern Latin American literature (in English translation), paying close attention to its own literary and cultural traditions. Taught in English.  Credit does not apply toward a major or minor in Spanish.

4516: The Formation of Bolivian National Cultures, 3 units

Overview of Bolivian literatures and cultures, and how they reflect the country's identities as well as its changing social, political, and cultural realities in the process of national formation. Taught in English.

4557.10: Introduction to Latino Literature in the U.S., 3 units

Introductory critical study of authors, topics, and movements in Latino literature from the late 19th century to the present.

4570: Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America, 3 units

Since colonial times, the Latin American region has produced a wealth of musical genres, styles, hybrids, & fusions that allows for exploration of relevant social, cultural, economic, and political issues. This course surveys the richness, diversity, & representation of Latin American music through selection of musical, literary, filmic, & historical texts.

5389: US Latino Languages and Communities, 3 units

We discuss the diversity of Latino experiences and the central role of language in the development of a "Latino" identity, as well as its role in local understandings of ethnicity, gender, and social class. Theoretical concepts include language ideologies, identity, and critical approaches to race and ethnicity. Previous coursework in Latino Studies and/or Sociolinguistics is desirable.

5640: Globalization and Latin America: Multidisciplinary Approaches, 3 units

Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics, and cultures of the region.

5660: Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3 units

Intensive study of a major theme, author, literary or cultural problem related to Latin America.

6705: Introduction to Latino Studies, 4 units

Introduces graduate students to the broad themes, concepts, and questions raised in the interdisciplinary field of Latina/Latino studies.

7650: Topics in Latin American Cultures, 3 units

Analysis of Latin American culture through the study of selected topics in literature, film, and the arts; topics vary.

7780.22: Andean Music Ensemble, 0.5-1 units  

In this course students learn to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. Students study techniques and methods for playing Andean instruments and learn to sing in Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.

8560: Seminar in Independence and 19th-century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3 units

Detailed exploration of advanced issues in Latin American literatures and cultures of the independence period and the 19th century.

8570: Seminar in Modern Latin American Literatures and Cultures, 3 units

Detailed exploration of advanced issues in Latin American literatures and cultures of the modern period from approximately 1880 to 1950.

8800: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Theory, 3 units

Intensive study of special topics in literary and/or cultural theory with attention to their relationship to Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures.

Theatre

5771.02: Theatre for Social Change, 3 units

Advanced study of theatre and performance strategies used for social change and community engagement which includes Theatre for Development, and Augusto Boal's theory and practice.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2367.02: U.S. Latina Writers: Text and Context, 3 units

Writing and analysis of U.S. Latina experiences, with emphasis on interdisciplinary relationships between literature and U.S. Latina socio-political history.

3505: Feminist Perspectives on Globalization, 3 units

Examines how feminist activists and scholars understand and interrogate contemporary globalization.

5450: Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations, 3 units

This course will introduce students to the development of human trafficking as it has been understood and represented by governments, policymakers, the media, and popular culture. The objective of this course is to scrutinize common understandings and representations of trafficking and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such understandings and representations.

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