Requirements

Degree Requirements (46 units)

Required Courses (26-28 units)

  1. ANTH 600. Proseminar in Anthropology (4)
  2. ECON 600. Proseminar in Economics (4)
  3. GEOG 600. Proseminar in Geography (4)
  4. HIST 600. Proseminar in History (4)
  5. PSCI 610. Proseminar in Political Science (4)
  6. SOC 600. Proseminar in Sociology (4)
  7. Two or four units chosen from:
    • SSCI 697. Comprehensive Exam (2)
    • SSCI 699. Thesis (4)

Electives (20-21 units)

  1. Either SSCI 600 and 16 units of electives from one of the following tracks (eight units must be at the 500-level or above) or 20 units of electives from one of the following tracks (eight units must be at the 500-level or above).

Track A (Disciplinary Concentration)

  1. Twenty units chosen from one of the following six disciplines.
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • Eight of these units can be Independent Study chosen from:
    • ANTH 595. Independent Study (2-5)
    • ANTH 695. Independent Graduate Study (2-5)
    • ECON 595. Independent Study (1-4)
    • ECON 695. Graduate Independent Study in Economics (2-4)
    • GEOG 595. Independent Study (2-4)
    • HIST 595. Independent Study (2-4)
    • PSCI 595. Independent Study (2-4)
    • SOC 595. Independent Study (2-5)
    • SSCI 695. Directed Graduate Studies (1-6)
    • Independent Study courses will involve research which builds on the methods and theories of the student's disciplinary concentration and contribute to the student's thesis/special field.
    • All coursework must be chosen in consultation with the disciplinary advisor (members of the affiliated faculty representing the corresponding disciplines). All electives must be 300-level courses or above, and eight units of the elective courses must be at the 500-level or above.

Track B (Regional Focus)

  1. Twenty units of elective coursework must consist of courses related to a geographical region of emphasis. Eight units can consist of an independent study. Independent Study courses will involve research which focuses on the student's regional emphasis and contribute to the student's thesis/special field.

    All coursework must be chosen in consultation with the coordinator of the program. All electives must be 300-level courses or above, and eight units of the elective courses must be at the 500-level or above.

Electives for Regional focus.

  1. Twenty units of elective coursework on a particular topic chosen from the following (based on approval of the graduate coordinator):

      American Studies

    • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
    • ANTH 315. Archeology of the Southwest and California (4)
    • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ECON 421. Economic History of the United States (4)
    • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
    • GEOG 323. North America (4)
    • GEOG 440. Understanding the City (4)
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 344. Women in U.S. History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 345. Women in U.S. History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 346. Women in the Black Freedom Movement (4)
    • HIST 350. The American Colonies, 1607-1783 (4)
    • HIST 351. The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840 (4)
    • HIST 354. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
    • HIST 356. The United States, 1877-1917 (4)
    • HIST 357. The United States, 1917-1945 (4)
    • HIST 358. United States in World War II (4)
    • HIST 359. The United States, 1945-1980 (4)
    • HIST 360. American History Through Film (4)
    • HIST 565. Immigration and Ethnic American History (4)
    • PSCI 314. American Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
    • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
    • PSCI 330. State and Local Politics (4)
    • PSCI 352. Minority Politics (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)
    • PSCI 412. Civil Rights (4)
    • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
    • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
    • PSCI 525. Constitutional Interpretation (4)
    • PSCI 535. Seminar in Constitutional Law (4)
    • SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
    • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
    • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
    • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans. Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)
    • African Studies

    • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
    • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
    • HIST 385. Africa to 1500 (4)
    • HIST 386. Africa 1500 to 1870 (4)
    • HIST 387. Africa 1870 to Present (4)
    • HIST 388. The Rise, Decline, and Legacy of Apartheid Africa (4)
    • HIST 450. History of Southern Africa (4)
    • HIST 451. The History of Health and Medicine in Africa (4)
    • PSCI 301. African Politics (4)
    • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (4) including topic Terrorism in Africa
    • Asian Studies

    • ANTH 361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4)
    • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ANTH 366. Filipino Cultural Expressions (4)
    • HIST 426. Ancient and Early Imperial China (4)
    • HIST 428. Medieval China (4)
    • HIST 431. Modern China II, 1911-1949 (4)
    • HIST 432. Modern China III, 1949-present (4)
    • HIST 435. World War II in the Pacific (4)
    • HIST 440. Modern Japanese History (4)
    • PSCI 305. East Asian Politics (4)
    • PSCI 540. Politics of East Asia (4)
    • European Studies

    • HIST 305. Ancient and Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 306. Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815 (4)
    • HIST 307. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (4)
    • HIST 400. Early Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 401. Late Medieval Europe (4)
    • HIST 402. Renaissance and Reformation (4)
    • HIST 403. The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)
    • HIST 405. Nazi Germany and the Holocaust (4)
    • HIST 406. European Intellectual History (4)
    • HIST 409. Twentieth Century Europe (4)
    • HIST 503. Europe Since 1945 (4)
    • HIST 535. Studies in European National History (4)
    • PSCI 300. Western Political System (4)
    • PSCI 304. East European Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 540. Politics of Eastern Europe (4)
    • PSCI 590. Politics of the European Community (4)
    • Latin America

    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
    • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
    • ECON 540. The Political Economy of Latin America (4)
    • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
    • GEOG 621. Seminar in the Geography of Latin America (4)
    • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
    • HIST 465. Modern Central America (4)
    • HIST 466. Foreign Relations of Latin America (4)
    • HIST 467. Latin American History through Film (4)
    • HIST 469. Colonial Latin America (4)
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
    • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology: Latin America (4)
    • Middle Eastern Studies

    • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
    • ANTH 358. Peoples of the Middle East (4)
    • HIST 383. Classical Islamic Civilization (4)
    • HIST 384. Modern Middle East (4)
    • HIST 485. Arab-Israeli Conflict (4)
    • HIST 486. Modern Iran (4)
    • HIST 487. Topics in Modern Middle Easter History (4)
    • HIST 491. Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East (4)
    • HIST 492. U.S. Media and the Middle East (4)
    • HIST 493. Iran-U.S. Relations (4)
    • HIST 495. Politics of Oil (4)
    • PSCI 308. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)
    • PSCI 540. Politics of the Middle East (4)
    • PSCI 540. Politics of Central Asia (4)

Track C (Topical Focus)

  1. Twenty units of elective coursework must consist of courses related to a topical focus. Eight units can consist of an independent study. Independent study courses will involve research which focuses on the student's topical focus and contribute to the student's thesis/special field.

    All coursework must be chosen in consultation with the program coordinator. All electives must be 300-level courses or above, and eight units of the elective courses must be at the 500-level or above.

Electives for Topical Focus (20 units)

  1. Twenty units of elective coursework on a particular topic chosen from the following (based on approval of the Graduate Coordinator).
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ANTH 316. Archival Practices (4)
      • HIST 222. Archival Practices (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ANTH 318. Museum and Archival Management (4)
      • HIST 318. Museum and Archival Management (4)
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
    • ANTH 334. Anthropology and Film (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 366. Filipino Cultural Expressions (4)
    • ANTH 380. Gender and Language (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 472. Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology (4)
    • ANTH 475. Cultural Ecology (4)
    • ANTH 470. Cultural Change and Dynamics (4)
    • ANTH 480. Magic, Religion and Science (4)
    • ECON 333. Political Economy of Women. Money, Sex, Race, and Power (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ECON 357. Political Economy of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered People (4)
    • ECON 360. Economics of the Environment (4)
    • ECON 430. International Economics (4)
    • ECON 435. Multinational Corporations (4)
    • ECON 450. Global Economy (4)
    • ECON 500. History of Economic Thought (4)
    • ECON 520. Social Economics (4)
    • ECON 573. Economics of Crime (4)
    • ECON 630. International Economic Issues (4)
    • GEOG 307. Transportation Issues and Development (4)
    • GEOG 320. Geography of Social Issues (4)
    • GEOG 312. Geography of the Developing World (4)
    • GEOG 313. Geography of the Developed World (4)
    • GEOG 341. Military Geography (4)
    • GEOG 350. Conservation and Natural Resources (4)
    • GEOG 360. Weather and Climate (4)
    • GEOG 365. Climate Change (4)
    • GEOG 370. Landscape Analysis (4)
    • GEOG 380. Population Geography (4)
    • GEOG 415. Urban Planning and Land Development (4)
    • GEOG 420. Geography of Economic Activity (4)
    • HIST 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
    • HIST 316. Archival Practices (4)
    • HIST 318. Museum and Archive Management (4)
    • HIST 323. Introduction to Public History (4)
    • HIST 324. Introduction to Oral History (4)
    • HIST 326. Historic Preservation (4)
    • HIST 318. Museum and Archive Management (4)
    • HIST 329. Topics in Public History (4)
    • HIST 330. Topics in Oral History (4)
    • HIST 360. American History Through Film (4)
    • HIST 370. History of California (4)
    • HIST 375. Museum Methods (4)
    • HIST 376. Exhibit Design (4)
    • HIST 377. Historical Documentaries (4)
    • HIST 379. The History of Madness (4)
    • HIST 380. History of World Religions (4)
    • HIST 388. The Rise, Decline, and Legacy of Apartheid Africa (4)
    • HIST 451. The History of Health and Medicine in Africa (4)
    • HIST 467. Latin American History Through Film (4)
    • HIST 480. History of Christianity I (4)
    • HIST 481. History of Christianity II (4)
    • HIST 495. Politics of Oil (4)
    • HIST 556. Foreign Relations of the United States (4)
    • PSCI 300. Western Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 306. Developing Political Systems (4)
    • PSCI 311. Foundations of Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 313. Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 315. Post Modern Political Thought (4)
    • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
    • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
    • PSCI 330. State and Local Politics (4)
    • PSCI 342. The Politics of Environment (4)
    • PSCI 352. Minority Politics (4)
    • PSCI 400. International Politics (4)
    • PSCI 484. National Security Policy (4)
    • PSCI 500. International Law (4)
    • PSCI 510. International Organization (4)
    • PSCI 520. War and Politics (4)
    • PSCI 525. Constitutional Interpretation (4)
    • PSCI 530. Studies in Political Theory (4)
    • PSCI 540. Seminar in Comparative Politics (4)
    • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (4) including topic Terrorism in Africa
    • PSCI 592. Research Methods in Political Science (4)
    • PSCI 606. International Terrorism (4)
    • PSCI 609. International Relations Theory (4)
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    • SOC 343. Sociology of Family Violence (4)
    • SOC 350. Criminology (4)
    • SOC 352. Juvenile Offender (4)
    • SOC 354. Deviant Behavior (4)
    • SOC 355. Medical Sociology (4)
    • SOC 356. Sociology of Mental Illness (4)
    • SOC 358. Punishment and Corrections (4)
    • SOC 360. Social Psychology (4)
    • SOC 363. Sociology of Mass Communication (4)
    • SOC 380. Sociology of Religion (4)
    • SOC 382. Sociology of Developing Societies (4)
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 418. Sociology of Social Welfare (4)
    • SOC 430. Urban Sociology (4)
    • SOC 432. Political Sociology (4)
    • SOC 434. Community Organization (4)
    • SOC 436. Group Dynamics (4)
    • SOC 440. Social Class (4)
    • SOC 444. Sociology of Gender (4)
    • SOC 450. White Collar Crime (4)
    • SOC 540. Sociology of Education (4)
    • SOC 545. Indigenous People (4)
    • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology: Globalization (4)

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