Quick Guide to Liberal Studies Electives

  
  

Summer 2014

 
The Department of Liberal Studies has faculty able to teach 35 upper division electives in the humanities and social sciences. These are offered on a rotating basis with 8 to 12 different electives offered each term.
  
This guide shows the courses we offer in the Summer 2014 term, brief descriptions, the graduation requirement each satisfies and the Liberal Studies minor the course supports.
 
Prerequisites for all upper division COMM, HIST, LIT, HUMN, PHIL, SOC, SSCI electives are COMM 101, HUMN 201, and SSCI 201. Upper division ECON electives require ECON 201 as a prerequisite.
 

 Course

Days/Time

Graduation Requirement

Minor

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 342): Applied microeconomic theory and quantitative analysis with relevance for managerial decision-making. 

MTRF 4:40-5:40 

Social
Science  

Economics
History of Economic Thought (ECON 348): An analysis
of the development of economic thinking by studying preeminent economists and their schools of thought.
        
MW
6:00-8:05         
 
Social
Science
Economics 
America and the World (HIST 308): A study of the central issues and problems in the history of American's relations with the larger world.MR
1:20-3:25
Social
Science

Int'l Studies
History
Pre-Law (obj.1)

Africa in the World Economy (HIST 322): A study of Africa's involvement in world affairs emphasizing the
political, social and economic basis for the history of
Africa since independence, the role of external intervention, especially by China, and the economic opportunities within Africa. 
MR
3:35-5:40
Social
Science

Int'l Studies
History
Pre-Law (obj.1)

Bollywood Film (HUMN 391): This course charts the
history of India's film industry or "Bollywood". Popular throughout the world, Bollywood films draw on diverse international cinematic and musical traditions. Often dismissed as escapist fare for the "masses", Bollywood
fims actually reflect and critique social, cultural and
political trends in India.

MR
10:15-12:20
Humanities

Int'l Studies
Pre-law (obj.3)

African-American Literature (LIT 310): An examination
of major issues in African American literature in historical context, including responses to slavery, racial and cultural identity, the role of music, and rural and urban life. 

TF
1:20-3:25
Humanities

Literature
Pre-law (obj.3)

Masterpeices of Drama (LIT 317): Critical reading of
diverse works of drama, emphasizing the times, places,
and issues they portray, as well as traditional analyses
of character, plot and staging.
TR
6:00-8:05
HumanitiesLiterature
Indians, Aliens and Others: Cross-Cultural Encounters
in Literature (LIT 391):
What happens when vastly
different peoples, customs, and worldviews collide with
each other? Is conflict inevitable? What leaps of imagination might bridge the gulf? This course seeks answers to these questions in literary texts that stage cross-cultural encounters of various kinds. Readings range from science fiction to the history of colonialism to comtemporary examples of cross-cultural interchange.
MR
1:20-3:25
Humanities

Int'l Studies
Literature
Pre-law (obj.3)

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