You are in the official 1998-99 General Catalog
for California State University, Fresno.
Social Science Programs
School of Social Sciences
PETER J. KLASSEN, Dean
JERONIMA ECHEVERRIA, Associate Dean
Social Science Building, Room 108
Requirements for majors in the various departments are listed in the respective program descriptions. In addition, the School of Social Sciences offers the following programs and courses.
Social Sciences Prelaw Program
Within the framework stated above and with the approval of the social science adviser, courses may be selected that provide an appropriate foundation for the study of law.
A detailed description of the program outlined above is available from the social science prelaw adviser in the Department of Criminology. Students should be aware that without advisement, successful completion of this program is impossible.
Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Sciences
The 57-unit Subject Matter Program (SMP) in Social Sciences may be completed while earning a bachelor's degree in any area of study. Undergraduate students beginning their SMP should be advised, however, that bachelor's degree in economics, geography, history, or political science are recommended for those intending to teach secondary social studies because those areas most closely parallel the social sciences requirements.
Lower-division survey courses (24 units)
All of the following or their equivalents:
History 1, 2, 11, and 12
History of California
Econ 165 or Econ 40 and 50
Behavioral Sciences (6 units)
Six units from two different disciplines: Anth 1, 2, or 3; Psych 10; and Soc 1, 2, 3, or 111.
Ethnic/Gender Studies (6 units)
Six units from two different disciplines: Af Am 135; A I S 5 or 9T, CLS 3, 160, or 162; EthS 1 or 2; W S 10; AsAm 15 or 110; or Anth 120.
Areas of Concentration
First Area (15 units)
Select five upper-division courses from the approved SMP list in one of the following categories: United States History, World History, Economics, Geography, or Political Science. A listing of acceptable courses is available in Social Sciences, Room 101. Consult the social science credential adviser before enrolling in courses that are not on the SMP list.
Second Area (6 units)
Select two upper-division courses from the approved SMP list in a category different from your first area: United States History, World History, Economics, Geography, or Political Science. If your first area (above) is World or U.S. History, be certain to select Economics, Political Science, or Geography as your second area.
Credential candidates should consult the social science credential adviser, Professor D. Orbeck, as early in their programs as possible. A detailed list of the program outlined above is available from Social Sciences, Room 127 and from Social Sciences, Room 101.
In conjunction with the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA), California State University, Fresno offers a semester of study in Cholula, Puebla (located in the southeastern section of Mexico).
Fresno State students will live in dormitories or with Mexican families, study Spanish, take courses in English, and have the option of taking UDLA courses taught in Spanish. Students can earn from 12-18 units, the equivalent of one semester of academic work at Fresno State. Courses, credits, and grades for courses taken in this program will appear on Fresno State transcripts. Student privileges at UDLA include the use of the library, discounts on cultural programs, and access to the campus medical clinic. Several educational field trips to sites throughout and nearby Puebla are part of class instruction. For program information, call (559) 278-3013.
In cooperation with universities in China, California State University, Fresno offers a semester of study in the People's Republic of China.
The next China Semester is currently being planned for fall 1999. Students
can earn credit for 12-18 semester units as the equivalent of one semester
of academic work at Fresno State. Courses, credits, and grades appear on
the student's transcripts. This program combines academic immersion in Chinese
culture and language with travel to areas of cultural and historic interest
throughout China. For program information, call (559) 278-3013.
Social Science (S Sci)
15. Man/Woman's Place in the Natural Environment (5)
Extended field trips, integrating cultural anthropology and archaeology to explain how past and present peoples have adapted to and altered biological and geological processes and features. Offered fall semester as part of "Man/Woman and the Natural Environment." General Education BREADTH, Division 8. (MNE program field trip fee, $300) (Formerly Anth 15)
17. Ethnic Identity and Diversity in Southeast Asia (3)
Interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students with no previous background to the understanding of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity in mainland Southeast Asia. Using a contemporary historical and socioeconomic framework, this course examines concepts of ethnic identity, gender relations, nation states, ethnic conflicts, war and global conflict, diaspora, and transnationalism. Requisite for the Minor in Southeast Asian Studies.
150T. Topics in the Social Sciences (1-3; max total 3)
Discussion and analysis of current topics in the social sciences with an interdisciplinary focus and structure. Topics will be rotated.
185. Internship (1-6; max total 6)
Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing; permission of instructor. Supervised work experience in the applied aspects of the social science disciplines. Hours to be arranged. CR/NC grading only.