104. Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3)
An examination of art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships in European culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
108. Humanities in the Ancient World (3)
n examination of art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships in the Ancient world (Sumer, Babylonia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece).
112. Humanities During the Baroque and Enlightenment (3)
An examination of European and American Art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships during the period from the late 16th century through the 18th century. (Formerly CapS 112)
116. Humanities in the Modern World (3)
An examination of art, literature, philosophy, and music and their interrelationships in the Western world during the 19th and 20th centuries.
120A-B. Latin America: A Search for Stability (3-3)
Prerequisite: completion of Division 8 of the General Education Program or permission of instructor. An examination of the geographic, social, and historical factors underlying government instability In Latin America followed by a discussion of right and left wing approaches to stability. Completion of both semesters is required to satisfy the CAPSTONE requirement for General Education
128. Mythology: An Interdisciplinary Approach (4)
An interdisciplinary examination of .mythology. Readings in significant myths from various parts of the world (including those influential on Western culture, such as Greek myth and the Bible, and equivalent Native American, pre-Columbian, Oriental, and African myth.) A survey of the current theories of myth (as a component in ritual and religion, a development of linguistics and oral tradition, a focus of cultural values, and the like), and an examination of the contemporary relevance of myth in art, literature, and culture.
132. Aging as a Social Issue (3)
Prerequisite: Engl 1 and prior fulfillment of upper-division writing skills requirement. An examination of human aging from the viewpoints of gerontology, literature, and social work with particular emphasis on the problems of women. (Former CapS 132)
144. The Individual and Complex Organizations in American Society
An examination of the characteristics and complexities of professional organizations. Designed to develop knowledge of fundamental organizational theory, of the function of such organizations, and of the methods by which administrative structures and processes interact with external environments and clients.
148. Voting and Elections in the 1980s (3)
Exploration of the factors (e.g., socioeconomic, cultural, peer, and family influences) that affect voting. Focus of class is on the analysis of major election studies.
152. Ethnic Minorities in American Schools (3)
Exploration of the sociohistorical and cultural development of education in the United States, with special emphasis on the Asian American, American Indian, African American, and Chicano experience.
156. Welfare and Military Expenditures: The Quest for Balance (3)
An examination of the size and effects of spending for social welfare and military purpose.
160. Orientation to Gerontology (3)
Orientation to the professional and personal requirements for work with the aging, including an introduction to the problems and potentials of the aged.
NEXUS 101 Space and Time (3)
An interdisciplinary study of the changing concepts at space and time that underlie our vision of the world and the ways in which these concepts are expressed, especially in Art, Astronomy, Literature, and Physics.
NEXUS 102 Understanding of Men and Women (3)
A philosophical, psychological, and biological investigation of the main issues involved in understanding human behavior. Reading and discussion of literary and historical accounts of behavior, with emphasis on the development of scientific explanation. Ethical scientific consequences of the use of experimental methods.
NEXUS 103 Ascent of Man (3)
Exploration of basic ideas found in Jacob Bronowski's Ascent of Man. The course will explore the implications, both scientific and humanistic, of Bronowski's interpretation of man's cultural history. Guest lecturers from various arts and science disciplines will add their insights.
NEXUS 104 Psychological Issues Through Literature (3)
Examination of fundamental and controversial issues in psychology as they appear in novels, plays, and short stories.
NEXUS 105 Evolution Revolution (3)
An exploration of the significance of evolutionary theory and its impact on the sciences and on the broader cultural scene: fire-Darwinian evolutionists; changing attitudes toward persons and their relation to the rest of nature; literary and artistic expressions of evolutionary ideas; philosophical and ethical responses; the controversies between evolutionary and other accounts of the origin and development of life.
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