Seven-week Online Courses Begin Mid-October!

7 Week Online Late Start Gen Ed Courses, Fall 2016

Attention SBS Undergraduate Students!

Are you looking for a general education course to complete your fall schedule? Need to add units? Or maybe you are still exploring different course options? Below you can read about a number of exciting 7 week fully online courses in our college that still have open seats. These are online late-start 7 week courses that begin in mid-October. For more information or to add any of these courses to your schedule, search for individual course numbers by logging into your UAccess Student Center online here


ANTH 150B1, Many Ways of Being Human, Fully ONLINE

This course introduces the student to anthropological perspectives on cultural diversity. The course focuses on gender, race, ethnicity and class through readings by and about peoples of the non-western world.

LAS 150B1, Modern Latin America: Race, Rights, & Revolutions, MW 9am or 10am, Hybrid

An interdisciplinary introduction to the people, place and cultures of Latin America and to the political, economic and social institutions and conditions of the region. Social Interactions and Relationships - The course examines how and why environmental quality, economic development, living conditions, democracy, migration, trade, religion and US policy vary across different countries and social sectors.

MAS 150B1, Sex & AIDS in the 21st Century, Fully ONLINE
As we enter the third decade of the HIV/AIDS epidemic there is still no cure. This course examines the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States, its origins, and risk factors for transmission and acquisition. The course will also explore sexuality and drug use and its association with HIV disease. Health promotion programs targeted to various at-risk groups will also be discussed.

MAS 150C1, Popular Culture, Media, and Latina(o) Identities, Fully ONLINE

This course provides a broad-based introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of popular culture and media studies with an emphasis on the Latina/o experience. Students will explore current theoretical ideas and debates about popular culture and chart its growing importance in all aspects of life. It is a central course for students interested in the social sciences, as well as for students interested in cultural and media studies.

PHIL 150C1, Philosophical Perspectives on Society, Fully ONLINE
This course examines fundamental questions about the ethical organization of society and social life. These questions include: What is the basis of the state? What is the nature of social justice? What are our obligations to others around the world? We will aim to develop clear thinking about issues that are of great importance to the contemporary world and that each of us will face as a citizen of a modern democratic state.


ANTH 160D2, Origins of Human Diversity, Fully ONLINE
Topics in Culture and Civilization - This course explores the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last several million years and examines human similarities and diversity globally. Approaches utilized include archaeology, biological anthropology, ecology, genetics, and geology.

HIST 160A1, Colonial Latin America, Fully ONLINE
This course examines 1) the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, conquest, settlement, and state-building in the Americas; 2) the impact of European colonization on indigenous American cultures and civilizations, especially the acts of native resistance, accommodation and adaptation that shaped the consequences of this cultural encounter; 3) the forced migration of African peoples to the Americas, including the development of slave societies, and the emergence of regional African-Latin American cultural traditions; and 4) the growth of multiracial social groups who developed new and distinctive cultural forms of their own and eventually came to challenge the cultural and political hegemony of Spain and Portugal.

HIST 160B1, The History of Western Civilization: From the Rise of Cities to the Counter Reformat, Fully ONLINE

This course explores the civilizations of the West by considering the development of the ideas and ideologies that shaped the institutions of the West, development directed by Human interaction and conflict on a social, political, religious, and cultural level, in addition to the intellectual. Themes of particular interest include the structure and dynamics of power, competing configurations of deity and ritual, image and architecture as tools in the acquisition of authority, and the construction of a social normative on the grounds of class, culture and gender.

MENA 160A1, The Religion of Islam, Fully ONLINE

The Religion of Islam provides an overview of the life and teachings of Muhammad, major themes of the Qur’an, and the primary differences between Sunni and Shi‘i Islam.  Students also receive an introduction to the mystical tradition of Islam and the development of modern Islamic ideology.  The course explores issues related to women and Islam and concludes with a presentation of Muslim cultures in Asia and America. 


LING/AIS 210, American Indian Languages, Fully ONLINE
This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.


HIST 247, Nature and Technology in U.S. History, Fully ONLINE
This course explores the development of technology and concepts of nature in the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present. It interprets the historical roots of the relationship between human knowledge and the environment by examining how science and technology have shaped our understanding, use, and control of nature.

Published Date: 

09/26/2016 - 9:08am