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317. Problems in International Social Conflict (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, and upper division standing.
Interdisciplinary analysis of social conflict in the world. Topics may include ethnocentrism; nationalism; globalization; trade; aid; economic development; poverty; inequality; the environment; war; ideological, ethnic, gender, and religious conflict; democratization; social movements; new forms of civil society and social solidarity.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as SOC 317. Not open for credit to students with credit in SOC 317.

318. Cases in International Social Conflict (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, and upper division standing.
Interdisciplinary analysis of social conflict in the world. Case studies will focus on globalization; technology; economic development; trade and aid; population growth; immigration; ideological, religious, ethnic and gender conflicts; war and civil unrest; human rights; democratization; global citizenship; environmental sustainability.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as SOC 318. Not open for credit to students with credit in SOC 318.

319. International Development (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, upper-division standing.
Theoretical and practical analysis of social, political, and economic development and alternative developmental models. Contemporary and historical comparisons of how "developed" and "developing" areas of the world have confronted various economic, social, and political challenges.
Same course as GEOG 319. Not open for credit to students with credit in GEOG 319.

320. Migration and Modernity (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Examines global migration from 1700s-present, putting U.S. immigration history in context and emphasizing recent and contemporary trends. Uses history, politics, and culture (literature, photography and film) to consider migration's intersections with race, ethnicity, and nationalism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

333. Ethics of Globalization (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Senior level requirement for IST majors.Open to non-majors. Reviews ethical debates in globalization: inequality; poverty, wealth; war, peace, torture; social justice movements; persecution, displacement; privatization, food, water; land rights.
Letter grade only (A-F)

350. Water: People, Politics, and Processes (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Explores the impact of water resources management on society, economy, and governance through socio-political and hydrological overviews as well as both domestic and international case studies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ENGR 350. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGR 350. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours.)

355. International Environmental Issues (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, and upper division standing.
Examines the deterioration, destruction, maintenance and restoration of environmental systems and resources. Identifies and analyzes major environmental problems that have international dimensions. Investigates ongoing and potential efforts to resolve them.
Same course as GEOG 355. Not open for credit to students with credit in GEOG 355.

419. Applied International Development (3)

Prerequisite: I/ST 319 recommended.
Provides applied skills for practice of international development at local, national, regional and global levels. Development policy, applied tools and methodologies to pursue careers with United Nations system, development-oriented state agencies, non-profit organizations, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, and private foundations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

449. Feminism and International Human Rights (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division status or consent of the instructor
Analyzes contemporary women's international human rights issues and social movements as influences on contemporary international human rights system. Covers international law, human rights treaty system, World Conferences, current issues, landmark cases, local/ global activism, feminist intellectual debates.
Letter grade (A-F).

463. Nationalism and National Identities (3)

Prerequisites: POSC 100 and GE Foundation requirements.
Consideration of the impact of nationalism on contemporary world politics with special attention to the role of national identities in the rise of political violence, national liberation movements, and the struggle for democracy. Close investigation of multiple historical and contemporary cases.
Same course as POSC 463. Not open for credit to students with credit in POSC 463.

478. Foreign Relations of the U.S. (3)

Incorporates a global perspective and considers the influence of such issues as domestic politics, bureaucratic rivalry and decision-making, economics, ideology, race, and the role of special interest groups on the making of foreign policy.
Same course as HIST 478. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 478.

480. Foreign Coursework in the Curriculum (3)

Upper Division college level coursework completed at a university outside the United States. All coursework must be provided by a recognized university or institution and must be preapproved by the International Studies Program.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units, with different topics in same or different semesters

490. Senior Research Seminar in International Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of the International Studies advisor and instructor.
Capstone research seminar for I/ST majors. Classroom preparation for directed research on a topic of choice integrating international economics and politics, cross-cultural communication, development studies, contemporary belief systems, language skills, and a geographic area.
Letter grade only (A-F).

492. International Studies Internship/Foreign Study (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of I/ST advisor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in International Studies.
A study abroad program or an internship with internationally-oriented, governmental, non-governmental, and for-profit organizations required of I/ST majors. Internship conducted under joint supervision of program sponsor and CSULB faculty. Final report required for internships.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

493. Selected Topics in International Studies (1-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Analysis of contemporary issues and problems in International Studies.
Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individually directed studies of special problems in International Studies.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of program director. May not be credited toward the major in I/ST without written department consent in advance of enrollment. (Supervised) Letter grade only (A-F).


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