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Track C (Topical Focus)

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 Topical Focus (20 units)

Twenty units of elective coursework on a particular topic chosen from the following (based on approval of the Graduate Coordinator).

  • 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 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 322. Archival Practices (4)
  • HIST 323. Introduction to Public History (4)
  • HIST 324. Introduction to Oral History (4)
  • HIST 326. Historic Preservation (4)
  • HIST 327. 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 380. History of World Religions (4)
  • HIST 415. Studies in War and Society (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 530. Studies in Political Theory (4)
  • PSCI 540. Seminar in Comparative Politics (4)
  • PSCI 590. Seminar in International Relations (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 590. Seminar in Sociology: Globalization (4)