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BIOL 597-2: LABORATORY IN MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY
Consists of computer exercises in which students will interpret the medical significance of physiological data.  Examples include KEG data, respirometry data, blood analysis, etc.
Prerequisite:   BIOL 353   Students must concurrently enroll in Biology 515.

DNCE 130-8: CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Contact improvisation is the art of dancing with one or more partners while utilizing shifting points of contact, supporting weight, rolling, sliding, suspending, falling, and recovering. This contemporary dance form is a practice of kinesthetic listening and responding to self and others through momentum, gravity, and friction, which develops technical, perceptual and compositional skills. It is based on investigating how bodies can be in spontaneous relationship to each other through physics. Reading, writing, viewing and discussion highlight social, political and historical aspects of the form to contextualize the embodied material within practice and performance.
 
ECON 481-11: Introduction to Spatial Analysis in Economics
Overview of GIS and spatial analysis applied to economic topics. Focus on geographic information, locational decision-making, spatial data, value of GIS and GIS strategies. Students learn through case studies and lab practice with spatial data. Prerequisites: ECON 201, 201, and MATH 242

ENVS 390-3: Race, Place, Power, and the Environment
Investigates contemporary environmental and social conditions associated with landscape transformations. Using the interdisciplinary methods of ethnographic fieldwork, students will document, observe, and participate in the region’s diverse cultural landscapes.
 
ENVS 390-4: Food and Environmental Health
Explores the link between cultural and biological diversity through the investigation of food production, consumption, and distribution. Analyzes historical and contemporary accounts of food practices that both encourage and discourage positive biological and environmental health. Evaluates industrialization and its impact on farming methods, dietary practices, and biocultural diversity.
 
ENVS 390-5: Food Justice
Examination of the social, political, historical, and environmental issues that contribute to the production inequality within the food system. Will analyze food insecurity, sovereignty, and justice through contemporary and historical sources. Investigates the obstacles and opportunities of social movements to address food and environmental justice along all stages of the food chain.

GEOG 390-1: Climate Change and Life in the Anthropocene
Examines the physical basis of the climate system, including solar, atmospheric, biologic, and geologic evidence supporting our understanding of Earth's past, present, and future climate cycles. Compares recent climate data with that of past climates to discuss how Earth's current climates are changing, leading to the designation of a new era, "The Anthropocene." Concludes with an examination of climate modeling and potential impact to components of Earth and human systems, such as biological diversity, water issues, and international treaties.
Prerequisite: Completion of LDGE B1 (Lower division general education - Physical Science).
 
ID 170-6: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
Introduces the basic principles and applications of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Geographic Information Systems (GISystems). Topics include cartographic basics, amp projections, Global Positioning systems, common spatial data models, database aspects, and spatial representation and visualization. Includes lab. GE credit for Areas D, D7
 
LTWR: 502-5:  Literature and the Crisis of Legitimacy
Survey of primary texts that represent crises of legitimacy broadly defined and includes secondary readings that will acquaint students with a range of literary debates and analyses of the relationship between literature and social critique. It explores strategies of legitimization used in literature and how literature represents crises and debates about issues of legitimacy.
Prerequisites: Completion of LTWR 300A and 300B. Additional enrollment requirement for undergraduates: Nine (9) additional units of LTWR courses at the 300- or 400-level.
 
MGMT 482-6: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Explores the importance of international business management in the context of international human resource management, including topics on culture, compensation and benefits, international organizations and their structures, international assignment management and the legal and regulatory considerations that global organizations face. Students identify differences in operating a domestic versus and international business and how business practices need to be adapted to operate successfully in foreign markets.
Prerequisites: MGMT 302 and MGMT 415.
 
PSCI 390-17: Political Theory and Pop Culture
Examines how concepts in political theory developed by various thinkers over the last 2500 years have impacted the sentiments, beliefs and sensitivities of the Americans in the 20th and 21st centuries.  Includes readings from the writings of different political theorists, as well as films (fiction), popular music and advertising clips.

PSCI 390-22: The Game of Politics
Analysis of political phenomena using rational choice and game theories. Introduction to basic concepts and notions of rational choice and game theories and the application of the theories in domestic and international politics. Focuses on strategic interactions among citizens, politicians, interest groups, organizations, and states.

OM 482-2: Contract Negotiations and Contract Management
Overview of effective strategies, tactics, and skills to successfully negotiate and manage a wide range of procurement agreements in the private and public sectors. Role playing simulations and exercises will be used. Topics include: negotiation strategy planning, contract formation, common contract clauses, contract risk management, contract modifications and disputes, price and cost analyses, international negotiations, contract management and compliance, and ethical negotiations.
Prerequisite: BUS 304 or 204 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
 
SOC 488-1: FAT STUDIES
Explores meaning of fatness within U.S. cultures with attention to historic and current intersection with gender, race and class constructions.
 
VSAR 180-1: PRINTMAKING I
Introduces traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. Explores histories and conceptual hallmarks of these media. Highlights the socially active component of printmaking as a democratic medium and emphasizes printmaking skills as an expressive means to explore independent visual intent, subjects and imagery. Draws on historical and contemporary expels of printmaking with an emphasis on contemporary and experimental ways of working with print media. Includes lecture, readings and research in addition to the primary hands-on studio component.

 

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Posted April 7, 2017