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Courses on the American West

Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Description
AMSTUD 117 (section 1)
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (AFRICAAM 117J, ASNAMST 117D, CSRE 117D, FEMGEN 117F)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-202
This course introduces students to the theoretical and analytical frameworks necessary to critically understand constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary American film. Through a sustained engagement with a range of independent and Hollywood films produced since the 1990s,...
AMSTUD 124B (section 1)
European and North African Visions of the American West (COMPLIT 124B, DLCL 124B)
2018-2019 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
420-050
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the rewriting of the American West in the Mediterranean context through the transnational lenses of filmmakers and artists of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, through primarily cinema, but also graphic novels, novels, and murals. How do...
AMSTUD 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (ENGLISH 146A)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
260-113
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination with...
AMSTUD 275B (section 1)
History of Modern Mexico (CHILATST 275B, CSRE 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
10:30am - 1:20pm
200-217
(History 275B is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 375C is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve...
ANTHRO 30Q (section 1)
The Big Shift (CSRE 30Q)
2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
420-147
Is the middle class shrinking? How do people who live at the extremes of American society- the super rich, the working poor and those who live on the margins, imagine and experience "the good life"? How do we understand phenomena such as gang cultures, addiction and the realignment of white...
CEE 224Y (section 1)
Sustainable Urban Systems Project (CEE 124Y, GEOPHYS 118Y, GEOPHYS 218Y)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Y2E2 292A
Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Project is a project-based learning experience being piloted for an upcoming new SUS M.S. Program within CEE. Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design, engineering,...
CEE 230 (section 1)
Urban Development and Governance (PUBLPOL 130, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
Thornt210
Introduction to urban planning, policy, politics, and governance by a lecture team from SPUR. Focus on the U.S., California, and the Bay Area.
CHILATST 275B (section 1)
History of Modern Mexico (AMSTUD 275B, CSRE 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
10:30am - 1:20pm
200-217
(History 275B is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 375C is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve...
COMPLIT 348 (section 1)
US-Mexico Border Fictions: Writing La Frontera, Tearing Down the Wall (ILAC 348)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
300-303
<p>A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome, crossed, and cursed; motivates bodies to climb over walls; and threatens physical harm. This graduate seminar places into comparative dialogue a variety of perspectives from Chicana/o and Mexican/Latin American...
CSRE 109B (section 1)
Native Nation Building (NATIVEAM 109B)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
360-361A
The history of competing tribal and Western economic models, and the legal, political, social, and cultural implications for tribal economic development. Case studies include mineral resource extraction, gaming, and cultural tourism. 21st-century strategies for sustainable economic development and...
CSRE 275B (section 1)
History of Modern Mexico (AMSTUD 275B, CHILATST 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
10:30am - 1:20pm
200-217
(History 275B is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 375C is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve...
CSRE 29SI (section 1)
Migration is Beautiful: Histories, Realities, and Policies of Immigrant Justice
2018-2019 Winter
Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
460-301
In the current political landscape, many political stakeholders have endorsed anti-immigrant policies using inflammatory rhetoric that has disturbed American attitudes toward immigration. This course challenges the underlying assumptions of this discourse. We will begin by analyzing the history of...
ENGLISH 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (AMSTUD 146A)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
260-113
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination with...
HISTORY 173 (section 1)
Mexican Migration to the United States (AMSTUD 73, CHILATST 173, HISTORY 73)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
School of Education 128
(History 73 is 3 units; History 173 is 5 units.) This class examines the history of Mexican migration to the United States. In the United States we constantly hear about Obama's immigration plan, the anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, and the courage of DREAM Activists; in Mexico news sources speak...
HISTORY 73 (section 1)
Mexican Migration to the United States (AMSTUD 73, CHILATST 173, HISTORY 173)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
School of Education 128
(History 73 is 3 units; History 173 is 5 units.) This class examines the history of Mexican migration to the United States. In the United States we constantly hear about Obama's immigration plan, the anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, and the courage of DREAM Activists; in Mexico news sources speak...
HUMBIO 173 (section 1)
Science, Innovation and the Law (PUBLPOL 173)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:00am - 10:20am
200-305
The interaction of science, business and law: how scientific ideas are protected by law; the rights of those who invent, develop, and finance scientific discovery; the kinds of protections that apply; and how ideas are commercialized and brought to market. Guest speakers will include investors,...
ILAC 348 (section 1)
US-Mexico Border Fictions: Writing La Frontera, Tearing Down the Wall (COMPLIT 348)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
300-303
<p>A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome, crossed, and cursed; motivates bodies to climb over walls; and threatens physical harm. This graduate seminar places into comparative dialogue a variety of perspectives from Chicana/o and Mexican/Latin American...
NATIVEAM 109B (section 1)
Native Nation Building (CSRE 109B)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
360-361A
The history of competing tribal and Western economic models, and the legal, political, social, and cultural implications for tribal economic development. Case studies include mineral resource extraction, gaming, and cultural tourism. 21st-century strategies for sustainable economic development and...
NATIVEAM 115 (section 1)
Introduction to Native American History
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
School of Education 229
This course incorporates a Native American perspective in the assigned readings and is an introduction to Native American History from contact with Europeans to the present. History, from a Western perspective, is secular and objectively evaluative whereas for most Indigenous peoples, history is a...
PUBLPOL 154 (section 1)
Politics and Policy in California
2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Herrin T185
State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot initiatives, state and federal laws, media, and research organizations. Case studies involving budgets, education, pensions,...
PUBLPOL 209 (section 1)
What is Public about Public Lands - Who and How to Manage.
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Littlefield 107
The seminar will exam the origin and evolution of public lands from 1789 forward. Specifically, how the United States' concept of property has evolved and thus the management or caretaking of these lands has also changed. There are nearly 500 million acres of surface public lands (nearly ten...