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American Indian Studies (AIS)

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320 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320).

320 [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320).

327 [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327).


Apparel, Merchandising, Design, And Textiles (AMDT)

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222 (Effective through Summer 2024) [DIVR] Fat Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Examination of weight-based oppression as a social justice issue with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. (Crosslisted course offered as AMDT 222, WGSS 222. Formerly offered as AMDT 422, WGSS 422.)

317 [DIVR] [M] Multicultural Perspectives on the Body and Dress 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Engagement in multidisciplinary approaches that explore the social importance of the body, gender and dress.


Anthropology (ANTH)

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101 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Introduction to Anthropology 3 Explores what it means to be human through the major subfields of anthropology, including biological anthropology (human evolution and variation), archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics.

101 [DIVR] Introduction to Anthropology 3 Explores what it means to be human through biological anthropology (human evolution), archaeology (material remains of past peoples), sociocultural anthropology (present peoples), and linguistics (language).

203 [DIVR] Global Cultural Diversity 3 Introduction to the field of cultural anthropology; examination of how cultures vary and are similar.

307 [DIVR] Contemporary Cultures and Peoples of Africa 3 Introduction to family, social, political, economic and religious institutions of African cultures in context of African social issues.

316 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WGSS 316.) Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing; ANTH 101, PSYCH 105, SOC 101, or WGSS 101 or 120.

316 [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of gendered status and roles, sexuality and marriage, folk concepts of sexual anatomy in Western and non-Western societies; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WGSS 316.) Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing.

320 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320).

320 [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320).

327 [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327).

350 [DIVR] Speech, Thought, and Culture 3 The role of language in social situations and as a reflection of cultural differences.


Asia (ASIA)

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270 [DIVR] India: History and Culture 3 Survey of South Asian history, societies and cultures - development of civilization and contemporary societies of India and South Asia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 270, ASIA 270).

271 [DIVR] Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia 3 Historical introduction to Southeast Asian social, religious, political, economic and cultural institutions including Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, the Philippines and Indonesia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 271, ASIA 271).

272 [DIVR] Introduction to Middle Eastern History 3 History of the Middle East from Muhammad to the present; political and religious development and the impact of empires. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 272, ASIA 272).

273 [DIVR] Islam in Global History 3 Charts spread of Islam among the world's peoples, Islamic contributions to world heritage, and Islam's role in modern global affairs. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 273, ASIA 273).

275 [DIVR] Introduction to East Asian Culture 3 Survey of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and others) history from 1766 BCE to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 275, ASIA 275).

320 [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

322 [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).

377 [DIVR] Modern Japanese History 3 Examination of political, socioeconomic and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 377, ASIA 377).


Biology (BIOLOGY)

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307 (Effective through Summer 2024) [DIVR] Biology of Women 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102 or 106. Biological basis of sex and its relationship to body function, women and health care, and the impact of social and cultural perspectives on the experience of being female. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 307, WGSS 307.)

307 [DIVR] Biology of Sex and Gender 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102 or 106. Biological basis of sex and its relationship to body function, women and health care, and the impact of social and cultural perspectives on the experience of being female. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 307, WGSS 307.)


Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES)

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325 [DIVR] Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective 3 Social relations and cultural practices central to tourism with examples from around the world.

332 [DIVR] [M] Topics in African American Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Trends and major writers. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 322, CES 332).


Chinese (CHINESE)

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320 [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

322 [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).


Communication (COM)

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321 [DIVR] Intercultural Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major. Culture and cultural differences, race and ethnicity, stereotypes, and intercultural communication in contexts.


Counseling Psychology (COUN_PSY)

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457 [DIVR] Chicano/a Latino/a Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: AMER ST 216, CES 101, 151, 254, 255, or HISTORY 150. Current psychosocial research and literature relevant to the mental health and psychological wellbeing of Chicana/o Latina/o populations.


Digital Technology And Culture (DTC)

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206 [DIVR] Digital Inclusion 3 Examination of global reach of digital environments, structures, and tools with focus on inclusion in terms of access, availability, affordability, adoption, and application across cultures.

475 [DIVR] Digital Diversity 3 Cultural impact of digital media in cultural contexts; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online.


Economic Sciences (ECONS)

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428 [DIVR] Global Capitalism Today: Perspectives and Issues 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 101, 102, or 198. Logic and consequences of capitalism as global system; multinational corporations; underdevelopment and overdevelopment; external debt, population, and environmental crisis.


English (ENGLISH)

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310 [DIVR] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WGSS 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 300, ENGLISH 310, SOC 300.)

322 [DIVR] [M] Topics in African American Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Trends and major writers. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 322, CES 332).


Foreign Languages And Cultures (FOR_LANG)

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110 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Introduction to Global Film 3 Taught in English. An introduction to the study of global film, situating stories and cinematic features within cultural contexts.

110 [DIVR] Understanding World Cinema 3 Taught in English. Introduction to understanding world cinema from aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives.

120 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Introduction to Foreign Cultures 3 An introduction to inter-/intra-cultural communication of foreign cultures, plus customs, art, music, religion, fashion, food, et al. Taught in English.

120 [DIVR] Introduction to World Cultures 3 An introduction to inter-/intra-cultural communication of foreign cultures, plus customs, art, music, religion, fashion, food, et al. Taught in English.


Human Development (H_D)

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350 [DIVR] Family Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing Preparation for students in human service professions to work with ethnic, cultural, economic, language, gender, religious and other types of diversity.


History (HISTORY)

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120 [DIVR] World History I 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization prior to 1500 CE.

270 [DIVR] India: History and Culture 3 Survey of South Asian history, societies and cultures - development of civilization and contemporary societies of India and South Asia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 270, ASIA 270).

271 [DIVR] Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia 3 Historical introduction to Southeast Asian social, religious, political, economic and cultural institutions including Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, the Philippines and Indonesia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 271, ASIA 271).

272 [DIVR] Introduction to Middle Eastern History 3 History of the Middle East from Muhammad to the present; political and religious development and the impact of empires. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 272, ASIA 272).

273 [DIVR] Islam in Global History 3 Charts spread of Islam among the world's peoples, Islamic contributions to world heritage, and Islam's role in modern global affairs. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 273, ASIA 273).

275 [DIVR] Introduction to East Asian Culture 3 Survey of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and others) history from 1766 BCE to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 275, ASIA 275).

281 [DIVR] History of Organized Crime in America 3 Role and impact of the rise of organized crime in the United States.

308 [DIVR] North American Indian History, Precontact to Present 3 Traces American Indians from precontact to the present against the backdrop of sovereignty, treaty rights, and trust responsibility. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

321 [DIVR] U.S. Popular Culture, 1800 to 1930 3 Sports, early movies and radio, vaudeville, minstrel shows, circuses, Wild West shows, music, and other popular arts in historical context.

322 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] U.S. Popular Culture Since 1930 3 Movies, radio, television, sports, music, and other popular arts in historical context.

322 [DIVR] U.S. Popular Culture Since 1930 3 Movies, radio, television, sports, music, and other popular arts in historical context; explores diverse cultural influences on the development of American popular culture while examining its influence on cultures around the world.

335 [DIVR] Women in Latin American History 3 Survey of women's changing roles throughout Latin America from pre colonial to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 335, WGSS 335.)

361 [DIVR] American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity 3 An analysis of immigration to migration within the US including political and social consequences and the experiences of ethnic groups since the early 19th century.

377 [DIVR] Modern Japanese History 3 Examination of political, socioeconomic and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 377, ASIA 377).

383 [DIVR] Drugs in World History 3 Exploration of the impact of drugs on economic systems, the development of cultures, and general lifestyles of societies around the world.

398 [DIVR] Women, Gender, and the History of the Un-West 3 The multicultural history of women in the west through women's literature, archives, and oral history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 398, WGSS 398.)


Humanities (HUMANITY)

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320 [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

322 [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).


Japanese (JAPANESE)

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320 [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

322 [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).


Music (MUS)

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362 [DIVR] History of Jazz 3 History of jazz in chronological sequence; social and political contexts of the African-American origins of jazz; stylistic developments.

363 [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WGSS 363.)

366 [DIVR] LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music 3 Exploration of music through the lens of LGBTQ+ representation as a way of examining the personal and social struggles the community has endured for decades. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 366, WGSS 366.)


Sociology (SOC)

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251 [DIVR] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WGSS 251.)

300 [DIVR] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WGSS 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 300, ENGLISH 310, SOC 300.)

351 [DIVR] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WGSS 351.) Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

361 [DIVR] Criminology 3 Crime measurement, theories of crime, the correlates of crime, and specific types of crime such as white-collar and drug crime. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.


School Of The Environment (SOE)

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312 [DIVR] Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment 3 Social views of natural resources; processes by which these views are developed and expressed; social conflict over natural resources.


Spanish (SPANISH)

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320 [DIVR] Peninsular Spanish Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Study of the culture of Spain. Taught in Spanish.

321 [DIVR] Latin American Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Study of Latin American culture. Taught in Spanish.


Sport Management (SPMGT)

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The general prerequisite for enrollment in 300 and 400-level sport management courses is 60 hours of coursework and admission to the sport management major or sport management minor. Students of junior or senior status in a major who require a 300 or 400-level sports management course for their program will be allowed to enroll in the required course. Additional prerequisites for specific courses are listed in the course descriptions. The program director must approve any exceptions to these requirements.


101 (Effective through Summer 2024) [DIVR] Sport and Popular Culture: Trends and Issues 3 Explores how sport shapes or reinforces cultural and social values and ideologies.


Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

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220 [DIVR] Gender, Culture and Science 3 Analysis of intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and culture with science and technology.

222 (Effective through Summer 2024) [DIVR] Fat Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Examination of weight-based oppression as a social justice issue with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. (Crosslisted course offered as AMDT 222, WGSS 222. Formerly offered as AMDT 422, WGSS 422.)

251 [DIVR] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WGSS 251.)

300 [DIVR] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WGSS 101. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 300, ENGLISH 310, SOC 300.)

307 (Effective through Summer 2024) [DIVR] Biology of Women 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102 or 106. Biological basis of sex and its relationship to body function, women and health care, and the impact of social and cultural perspectives on the experience of being female. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 307, WGSS 307.)

307 [DIVR] Biology of Sex and Gender 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102 or 106. Biological basis of sex and its relationship to body function, women and health care, and the impact of social and cultural perspectives on the experience of being female. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 307, WGSS 307.)

316 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WGSS 316.) Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing; ANTH 101, PSYCH 105, SOC 101, or WGSS 101 or 120.

316 [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of gendered status and roles, sexuality and marriage, folk concepts of sexual anatomy in Western and non-Western societies; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WGSS 316.) Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing.

335 [DIVR] Women in Latin American History 3 Survey of women's changing roles throughout Latin America from pre colonial to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 335, WGSS 335.)

351 [DIVR] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WGSS 351.) Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

363 [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WGSS 363.)

366 [DIVR] LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music 3 Exploration of music through the lens of LGBTQ+ representation as a way of examining the personal and social struggles the community has endured for decades. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 366, WGSS 366.)

398 [DIVR] Women, Gender, and the History of the Un-West 3 The multicultural history of women in the west through women's literature, archives, and oral history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 398, WGSS 398.)

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