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Business and Culture |  Environment, Culture and Sustainability  |  Gender Studies  Latin American & Indigenous Studies  |  Social and Cultural Studies  |  Social Justice

Business and culture

Especially designed for those who are majoring in both business and humanities. Choose at least one course from Culture Studies, one from Humanities, two courses from business, and one additional course from any of the three categories.  (Note: the Humanities course cannot be the same as one taken to satisfy a foundational requirement in the major and it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

  Culture Studies

  • HCS 3101 Sociology
  • HCS 3102 Cultural Anthropology
  • HCS 3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3130 Humanities of Science
  • HCS 3200 Middle Eastern Perspectives
  • HCS 3220 Native American Perspectives
  • HCS 3240 Latin American Perspectives
  • HCS 3260 African American Perspectives
  • HCS 3280 Asian Perspectives
  • HCS 3401 Funding the Common Good

Humanities: Art, Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  •   ART 3201 Community-based Art: Theory and Practice
  •   ART 3810 Art and Community Engagement
  •   ARTH 3149 Women, Art and Culture
  •   ENGL 3071Postcolonialism
  •   ENGL 3051 Latin American Literature
  •   ENGL 3055 African Literature
  •   ENGL 3058 Middle Eastern Literature
  •   HIST 3020 20th Century: Global Perspective
  •   HIST 3240 Thinkers and Inventors
  •   HIST 3470 Imperialism and Colonization
  •   HIST 3470 California Golden Dream
  •   MUS 3304 Songs that Built America
  •   PHIL 3220 Gender: Ethics and Politics
  •   PHIL 3520 Self, Community, and Service
  •   RLGN 3075 Religion and Social Theory
  •   RLGN 3186 Catholic Social Teaching
  •   RLGN 3179 Myth, Symbol and Ritual

Other

  • BUS 3011 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 3016 Sustainable Development
  • BUS 3019 Global Implications for Business
  • BUS 3051 Leadership in Individuals, Organizations and Society
  • BUS 3900 Conflict Resolution
  • BUS 3902 Strategies for Leading Change
  • BUS 4064 or 4065 International Business
  • BUS 4075 Leadership: Theory and Action
  • BUS 4077 International Management and Global Cultures
  • BUS 4080 Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management
  • CMS 3650 Communicating Across Cultures
  • POL 4501 Global Issues
  • POL 4936 Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict
  • PSY 3007 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSY 3167 Cross Cultural Communication

Environment, Culture and Sustainability

Choose at least one course from Culture Studies, one from Humanities, and three additional courses from any of the three categories. SUST 3500, Foundations in Sustainability, is strongly recommended. (Note: the Humanities course cannot be the same as one taken to satisfy a foundational requirement in the major and it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

   Culture Studies

  • HCS 3101 Sociology
  • HCS 3102 Cultural Anthropology
  • HCS 3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3130 Humanities of Science
  • HCS 3200 Middle Eastern Perspectives
  • HCS 3220 Native American Perspectives
  • HCS 3240 Latin American Perspectives
  • HCS 3260 African American Perspectives
  • HCS 3280 Asian Perspectives
  • HCS 3401 Funding the Common Good

Humanities: Art, Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  • ART 3119 (SL) Art Fundamentals: Concept to Creation
  • ART 3201 Community-based Art: Theory and Practice
  • ARTH 3814 Environmental Art
  • ENGL 4016 Literature of Nature
  • HIST 3711 U.S. Environmental History
  • PHIL 3110  Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 3520 Self, Community and Service
  • RLGN /3170 Spirituality of the Earth
  • RLGN 13102 Celtic Spirituality
  • RLGN 3155 Passion for Justice: Liberation Theologies

Other

  • BIO 1400 + 1405 Biological Foundations with Lab
  • BIO 2900 + 2095 Ecology and Evolution with Lab
  • ENSC 2000 + 2005 Environmental Science with Lab
  • ENSC 2100+2105 Birds and the Environment with Lab
  • ENSC 4000 Conservation Biology
  • BUS 3016 Sustainable Development
  • BUS 3902 Strategies for Leading Change
  • BUS 4080 Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management
  • CMS 3201 Environmental Communications
  • CMS 3202 Environmental Advocacy
  • CMS 3203 Effective Environmental Campaigns
  • CMS 3250 Environmental Documentary Production
  • CMS 3650 Communicating Across Cultures
  • POL 3430 Politics of Environmental Law
  • POL 4501 Global Issues
  • POL 4936 Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict
  • PSY 3007 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSY 3020 Environment and Behavior
  • PSY 3167 Cross Cultural Communication
  • PSY 4038 Ecopsychology
  • SUST 3500 Foundations in Sustainability
  • SUST 3520 Sustainable Practices for Business and Communication

Gender Studies

Take WGS 2000 or 4000 Principles of Gender Studies. Choose one additional course from Culture Studies, and then any three courses from any of the categories. (Note: it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

   Culture Studies

  • HCS 3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3106 Gender Subcultures
  • WGS 3222 Gender Relations
  • WGS 3800 Toxic Bodies
  • WGS 4000 Principles of Gender Studies

Humanities: Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  • ARTH 3159 Women, Art and Culture
  • ENGL 3028 Literature by Women
  • ENGL 3036 From a Woman’s Point of View
  • ENGL 3078 Gender and Genre
  • HIST 3051 Women in the World
  • HIST 3202 Women and the American Experience
  • HIST 3206 Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST 3235 Women’s Causes, Women’s Voices
  • HIST 3611 Women in Latin America
  • MUS 3240 Talking Back: Women and the Blues
  • MUS 3305 Early American Women Through Song
  • PHIL 3150 Sexual Morality
  • PHIL 3220 Gender: Ethics and Politics
  • RLGN 3132 Women, Religion and Sexuality
  • RLGN 3102 Celtic Spirituality
  • RLGN 3154 Theology of Women
  • RLGN 3179 Myth, Symbol and Ritual
  • RLGN 3164 Divine Feminine in Judaism and Christianity
  • RLGN 3166 Women’s Ancient Mysteries

Other

  • PSY 4011 Psychology of Women
  • PSY 4012 Psychology of Men
  • PSY 4013 Human Sexuality

LATIN AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES

Choose at least one course from Culture Studies, one from Humanities, and three additional courses from any of the three categories.  Three 1-unit courses can be used in lieu of one 3-unit course. (Note: the Humanities course cannot be the same as one taken to satisfy a foundational requirement in the major and it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

   Culture Studies

  • HCS 1101/3101 Sociology
  • HCS 1102/3102 Cultural Anthropology
  • HCS 1103/3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 1104/3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3220 Native American Perspectives
  • HCS 3221 Indigenous Ecological Perspectives
  • HCS 3223 Bay Area Indigenous Histories
  • HCS 3240 Latin American Perspectives
  • HCS 3241 Latino Lens

Humanities: Art, Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  • ART 3201 Community-based Art: Theory and Practice
  • ARTH 3131 Latin American Art
  • ARTH 3807 Diego Rivera/SF Murals (1 unit)
  • ARTH 3822 Indigenous Art of the Bay Area (1 unit)
  • ENGL 3051 Latin American Literature
  • ENGL 3061 Native American Literature (1.5 units)
  • ENGL 3063 Hispanic American Literature (1.5 units)
  • ENGL 3071 Postcolonialism
  • HIST 3019 Latin American Survey
  • HIST 3470 Imperialism and Colonization
  • HIST 3611 Women in Latin America
  • HIST 3631 Central America and the Caribbean
  • HIST 3710 U.S. Multicultural History
  • HIST 3790 California
  • HIST 3791 Southwest Borderlands
  • PHIL 3520 Self, Community and Service
  • RLGN 1075/3075 Religion and Social Theory
  • RLGN 1086/3186 Catholic Social Teaching
  • RLGN 3155 Passion for Justice: Liberation Theologies

 Other

  •   CMS 3605 Communication Across Cultures
  •   EDUC 4000 Education and Culture
  •   POL 3520 U.S. Foreign Policy
  •   POL 4501 Global Issues
  •   POL 4936 Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict

Social and Cultural Studies

Choose at least one course from Culture Studies, one from Humanities, and three additional courses from any of the three categories. Students are encouraged to take at least two courses focused on one geographical area. (Note: the Humanities course cannot be the same as one taken to satisfy a foundational requirement in the major and it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

  Culture Studies

  • HCS 3101 Sociology
  • HCS 3102 Cultural Anthropology
  • HCS 3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3106 Gender Subcultures
  • HCS 3130 Humanities of Science
  • HCS 3200 Middle Eastern Perspectives
  • HCS 3220 Native American Perspectives
  • HCS 3240 Latin American Perspectives
  • HCS 3260 African American Perspectives
  • HCS 3280 Asian Perspectives
  • HCS 3401 Funding the Common Good
  • WGS 4000 Principles of Gender
  • WGS 3222 Gender Relations

Humanities: Art, Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  • ART 3119 (SL) Art Fundamentals: Concept to Creation
  • ART 3201 Community-based Art: Theory and Practice
  • ARTH Any Art History Course
  • ENGL 3051 Latin American Literature
  • ENGL 3055 African Literature
  • ENGL 3058 Middle Eastern Literature
  • ENGL 3060 Asian American Literature
  • ENGL 3061 Native American Literature
  • ENGL 3062 African American Literature
  • ENGL 3063 Hispanic American Literature
  • HIST 3015 African History
  • HIST 3019 Latin American Survey
  • HIST 3110 Middle East
  • HIST 3810 China and Japan
  • HIST 3006 World in Focus
  • MUS 3240 Talking Back; Women and the Blues
  • MUS 3301 History and Literature of Music I
  • MUS 3302 History and Literature of Music II
  • MUS 3304 Songs that Built America
  • MUS 3327 World Music
  • PHIL 3177 Philosophy and Religions of Asia
  • PHIL 3104 Philosophy of Human Nature
  • PHIL 3220 Gender: Ethics and Politics
  • PHIL 3520 Self, Community, and Service
  • RLGN 3132 Women, Religion and Sexuality
  • RLGN 3075 Religion and Social Theory
  • RLGN 3186 Catholic Social Teaching
  • RLGN 3120 Rhetoric of Belief
  • RLGN 3155 Passion for Justice: Liberation Theologies
  • RLGN 3158 Catholic Thought in the Contemporary World
  • RLGN 3179 Myth, Symbol and Ritual

Other

  • CMS 1500 Understanding Mass Media
  • CMS 3650 Communicating Across Cultures
  • CMS 3607 Interpersonal Communication
  • POL 3200 Ancient/Medieval Political Philosophy
  • POL 3201 Modern/Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • POL 3305 Politics and the Media
  • POL 3306 Politics and Film
  • POL 3523 Globalization
  • POL 3563 Politics of Developing Countries 
  • POL 4501 Global Issues
  • POL 4936 Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict
  • PSY 3007 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSY 3010 Psychology of Media and Pop Culture
  • PSY 3027 Foundations of Social Work
  • PSY 3160 Social Psychology
  • PSY 3167 Cross-Cultural Communication

Social Justice

Choose at least one course from Culture Studies, one from Humanities, and three additional courses from any of the three categories. RLGN 3155, Passion for Justice, is strongly recommended. (Note: the Humanities course cannot be the same as one taken to satisfy a foundational requirement in the major and it is strongly preferred that the Culture Studies course not be the same as that used to fulfill the GE social science requirement.)

   Culture Studies

  • HCS 3101 Sociology
  • HCS 3102 Cultural Anthropology
  • HCS 3103 Problems in Contemporary Society
  • HCS 3104 Ethnography
  • HCS 3106 Gender Subcultures
  • HCS 3200 Middle Eastern Perspectives
  • HCS 3220 Native American Perspectives
  • HCS 3240 Latin American Perspectives
  • HCS 3260 African American Perspectives
  • HCS 3401 Funding the Common Good
  • WGS 3222 Gender Relations
  • WGS 3800 Toxic Bodies

Humanities: Art, Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion

  • ART 3119 (SL) Art Fundamentals: Concept to Creation
  • ART 3201 Community-based Art: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 3051 Latin American Literature
  • ENGL 3055 African Literature
  • ENGL 3058 Middle Eastern Literature
  • ENGL 3060 Asian American Literature
  • ENGL 3061 Native American Literature
  • ENGL 3062 African American Literature
  • ENGL 3063 Hispanic American Literature
  • ENGL 3071 Postcolonialism
  • ENGL 3078 Gender and Genre
  • HIST 3710 U.S. Multicultural History
  • MUS 3240 Talking Back: Women and The Blues
  • MUS 3305 Early American Women Through Song
  • MUS 3304 Songs that Built America
  • PHIL 3015 Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • PHIL 3204 Virtuosity: Cultivating Moral Character
  • PHIL 3220 Gender: Ethics and Politics
  • PHIL 3520 Self, Community and Service
  • RLGN 3150 Prophets, Psalms and Social Justice
  • RLGN 3075 Religion and Social Theory
  • RLGN 3186 Catholic Social Teaching
  • RLGN 3155 Passion for Justice: Liberation Theologies
  • RLGN 3158 Catholic Thought in the Contemporary World

Other

  • BUS 3900 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • BUS 3902 Strategies for Leading Change
  • CMS 3605 Communication Across Cultures
  • EDUC 4000 Education and Culture
  • POL 3400 Politics of the American Legal System
  • POL 3410 & 3411 Constitutional Law
  • POL 3520 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POL 4501 Global Issues
  • POL 4936 Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict
  • PSY 3005 Social Influence
  • PSY 3007 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSY 3038 Psychology and Law
  • PSY 3042 Trauma: Psychological Impacts
  • PSY 3027 Foundations of Social Work
  • PSY 3167 Cross Cultural Communication
  • PSY 3165 Mediation and Negotiation
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