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interdisciplinary electives

Interdisciplinary Elective Course List

All three (3) Interdisciplinary Elective courses must be upper-division, 4 quarter units, non-language and taken for a letter grade of C- or better. All interdisciplinary elective courses must be selected from departments outside of the Disciplinary Focus department. Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.

International Studies-International Business majors, all three interdisciplinary electives must focus on one region

These courses are not offered every quarter.  For current offerings, please refer to Schedule of Classes and Course Offerings. For course descriptions, please see the UCSD general catalog.

Interdisciplinary Electives by Region

 

Winter 2019 Interdisciplinary Elective/Regional Requirement Course Offerings

Africa

Anthropology

ANAR 144. Pharaohs, Mummies, and Pyramids: Introduction to Egyptology

ANAR 145S. Study Abroad: Egypt of the Pharaohs

Communication

COMM 104F. CMS: Africa

History

HIAF (History of Africa)

Linguistics

LIGN 108. Languages of Africa

Literature

LTAF (Literatures of Africa)

Political Science

POLI 120N. Contention and Conflict in Africa

POLI 120P. Africa’s Success Stories

Sociology

SOCI 187. African Societies through Film

SOCI 188E. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

East Asia

Anthropology

ANAR 124. Archaeology of Asia

ANSC 111. The Chinese Heritage in Taiwan

ANSC 136. Traditional Chinese Society

ANSC 137. Chinese Popular Religion

ANSC 166. Film and Culture in Asia

Communication

COMM 104D. CMS: Asia

Economics

ECON 163. Japanese Economy

ECON 167. Economics of China (by petition)

ECON 169. Economics of Korea (by petition)

History

HIEA (History of East Asia)

Literature

LTCH 101. Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature

LTKO (Literatures in Korean)

LTEA (Literatures of East Asia)

Political Science

POLI 130B. Politics in the People’s Republic of China

POLI 131C. The Chinese Revolution

POLI 132. Political Development and Modern China

POLI 133A. Japanese Politics: A Developmental Perspective

POLI 133D. Political Institutions of East Asian Countries

POLI 133G. Postwar US-Japan Relations

POLI 133J. Korean Politics

Sociology

SOCI 123. Japanese Culture Inside/Out: A Transnational Perspective

SOCI 176. Transnational Japan Research (by petition)

SOCI 188G. Chinese Society

Visual Arts

VIS 105D. Art Forms and Chinese Calligraphy

VIS 127A. Contemporary Arts in South Korea

VIS 127B. Arts of China

VIS 127C. Arts of Modern China

VIS 127D. Early Chinese Painting

VIS 127E. Later Chinese Painting

VIS 127G. Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

VIS 127N. Twentieth-Century Art in China and Japan

VIS 127P. Arts of Japan

VIS 128E. Topics in Art History of Asia

Europe

Anthropology

ANAR 135S. Ancient Mediterranean Civilization

Communication

COMM 104E. CMS: Europe

History

HIEU (History of Europe)

Linguistics

LIGN 143. The Structure of Spanish

Literature

LTFR (Literatures in French)

LTGM (Literatures in German)

LTIT (Literatures in Italian), exception of LTIT 161

LTRU (Literatures in Russian), exception of LTRU 104A, B, C

LTSP (Literatures in Spanish), exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166 (Pending Region)

LTEU (Literatures of Europe)

Political Science

POLI 120B. The German Political System

POLI 120C. The Politics in France

POLI 120D. Germany: Before, During, and After Division

POLI 120E. Scandinavian Politics

POLI 120G. British Politics

POLI 120H. European Integration

POLI 120I. Politics in Italy

POLI 123. Politics of Empire in Comparative Perspective*

POLI 126AA. Fundamentals of Political Economy: Modern Capitalism*

POLI 126AB. Politics and Economics in Eastern Europe

POLI 130AD. The Politics of the Russian Revolution

POLI 147B. Russian-American Relations

POLI 153. The European Union in World Politics

Sociology

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society*

Visual Arts

VIS 122D. Michelangelo

VIS 124D. Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century

Latin America

Anthropology

ANAR 153. The Mysterious Maya

ANAR 154. The Aztecs and their Ancestors

ANAR 155S. Study Abroad: Ancient Mesoamerica

ANAR 156. The Archaeology of South America

ANAR 157. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 157S. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 158. The Inca: Empire of the Andes

ANAR 160. Ancient Maya: Archaeological Problems and Perspectives

ANSC 106. Global Health: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America

ANSC 106S. Global Health: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America – Study Abroad

ANSC 116. Languages of the Americas: Mayan

ANSC 135. Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

ANSC 142. Anthropology of Latin America

Communication

COMM 104G. CMS: Latin America and the Caribbean

COMM 140. Cinema in Latin America

Economics

ECON 161. Global Integration of Latin America

ECON 162. Economics of Mexico

History

HILA (History of Latin America)

Linguistics

LIGN 143. The Structure of Spanish

LIGN 152. Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Literature

LTSP (Literatures in Spanish), exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166 (Pending Region)

Philosophy

PHIL 155. Mexican Philosophy - DEI Course!

Political Science

POLI 134AA. Comparative Politics of Latin America

POLI 134B. Politics in Mexico

POLI 134D. Selected Topics in Latin American Politics

POLI 134I. Politics in the Southern Cone of Latin America

POLI 134J. Cuba: Revolution and Reform

POLI 146A. The U.S. and Latin America: Political and Economic Relations

Sociology

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCI 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCI 188M. Social Movements in Latin America

Visual Arts

VIS 126AN.  Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America

VIS 126BN. The Art and Civilization of the Ancient Maya

VIS 126C. Problems in Mesoamerican Art History

VIS 126D. Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions

VIS 126P. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern, 1890-1950

VIS 126Q. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern, 1950-Present

Middle East

Anthropology

ANAR 138. Mesopotamia: The Emergence of Civilization

ANAR 141. Prehistory of the Holy Land

ANAR 142. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel

ANAR 143. Biblical Archaeology-Fact or Fiction

ANAR 165. Marine and Coastal Archaeology and the Biblical Seas

ANAR 185. Middle East Desert Cultural Ecology

ANAR 190. Eastern Mediterranean Archaeological Field School

Communication

COMM 158. Representations of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Economics

ECON 165. Middle East Economics

History

HINE (History of Middle East)

Literature

LTWL 143. Arab Literatures and Cultures

LTWL 157. Iranian Film

Political Science

POLI 121. Government and Politics of the Middle East

POLI 121B. Politics in Israel

POLI 124. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sociology

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society*

SOCI 188I. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

SOCI 188O. Settlements and Peacemaking in Israel

Interdisciplinary Electives by Department

Winter 2019 Interdisciplinary Elective Course Offerings

Interdisciplinary Electives by Department

All courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

Students are responsible for meeting all departmental pre-requisite courses.

Anthropology

ANTH 101. Foundations of Social Complexity

ANTH 102. Humans are Cultural Animals

ANTH 103. Sociocultural Anthropology

Students may also choose any four-unit, upper-division, non-language course from the following categories:

Anthropology: Archaeology (ANAR)

Anthropology: Sociocultural (ANSC)

Communication

COMM 100C. Communication, Instituations and Power

COMM 104D. Comparative Media Systems: Asia

COMM 104E. Comparative Media Systems: Europe

COMM 104F. Comparative Media Systems: Africa

COMM 104G. Comparative Media Systems: Latin America and the Caribbean

COMM 106G. Cultural Industries: Tourism: Global Industry and Cultural Form

COMM 112G. Interaction and Mediation: Language and Globalization

COMM 114E. Communication and Social Institutions: Gender, Labor, and Culture in the Global Economy

COMM 128. Education and Global Citizenship

COMM 131. Communication, Dissent, and the Formation of Social Movements

COMM 138. Black Women, Feminism, and Media

COMM 140. Cinema in Latin America

COMM 141. African Cinema

COMM 142. Cuban Cinema

COMM 152. Global Economy and Consumer Culture

COMM 156. Colonialism and Communication

COMM 158. Representations of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

COMM 160. Political Economy and International Communication

COMM 168. Bilingual Communication

COMM 179. Global Nature/Global Culture

Economics:

ECON 101. International Trade

ECON 102. Globalization

ECON 103. International Monetary Relations

ECON 114. Economics of Immigration

ECON 116. Economic Development

ECON 117. Economic Growth

ECON 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting

ECON 131. Economics of the Environment

ECON 132. Energy Economics

ECON 133. International Environmental Agreements

ECON 144. Economics of Conservation

ECON 145. Economics of Ocean Resources

ECON 161. Global Integration of Latin America

ECON 162. Economics of Mexico

ECON 164. The Indian Economy

ECON 165. Middle East Economics

ECON 167. Economics of China

ECON 169. Economics of Korea

History:

Any four-unit, upper-division, non-language course from the following categories:

History of Africa (HIAF)

History of Europe (HIEU)

History of East Asia (HIEA)

History of the Near East (HINE)

History of Latin America (HILA)

History of Science (HISC)

History Topics (HITO), except HITO 194–199

Linguistics:

LIGN 105. Law and Language

LIGN 108. Languages of Africa

LIGN 143. Structure of Spanish

LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics

LIGN 152. Indigenous Languages of the Americas

LIGN 155. Evolution of Language

LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society

LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics

LIGN 176. Language of Politics and Advertising

LIGN 177. Multilingualism

Literature:

Literatures in English (LTEN)

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures

Literatures of the World (LTWL)

LTWL 140. Novel and History in the Third World

LTWL 149. The Last Turn of the Century in the West

LTWL 150. Modernity and Literature

LTWL 157. Iranian Film

LTWL 168. Death and Desire in India

Literatures of the Americas (LTAM)

LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation

LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 130. Reading North by South

Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS)

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture

LTCS 134. Culture and Revolution

LTCS 141. Special Topics in Race and Empire

Students may also choose any four-unit, upper-division, non-language course from the following categories:

African Literatures (LTAF)

Literatures in Chinese (LTCH)

East Asian Literatures (LTEA)

European and Eurasian Literature (LTEU)

Literatures in French (LTFR)

Literatures in German (LTGM)

Literatures in Italian (LTIT)

Korean Literature (LTKO)

Russian Literature (LTRU) with exception of LTRU 104 A, B, C

Literatures in Spanish (LTSP) with exception of LTSP 151, 154, 160, 162, 166

Music:

MUS 111. Topics/World Music Traditions (ONLY when not on the US)  *student must submit petition and syllabus to ISP Advisors

Philosophy:

PHIL 100. Plato

PHIL 101. Aristotle

PHIL 102. Hellenistic Philosophy

PHIL 104. The Rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz)

PHIL 105. The Empiricists (Locke, Berkeley, Hume)

PHIL 106. Kant

PHIL 107. Hegel

PHIL 108. 19th century Philosophy (Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche)

PHIL 109. History of Analytic Philosophy (Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap)

PHIL 110. History of Philosophy: Ancient (Plato, Aristotle)

PHIL 111. History of Philosophy: Early Modern (Descartes, Locke, Hume)

PHIL 112. History of Philosophy: Late Modern (Kant, Hegel)

PHIL 120. Symbolic Logic I

PHIL 122.  Advanced Topics in Logic

PHIL 123.  Philosophy of Logic

PHIL 134. Philosophy of Language

PHIL 139. Global Justice

PHIL 148. Philosophy and the Environment

PHIL 152. Philosophy of Social Science

PHIL 155. Mexican Philosophy - DEI Course!

PHIL 156. Topics in Asian Philosophy

PHIL 160.  Ethical Theory

PHIL 161. Topics in the History of Ethics (Confucius, Aristotle, Mill)

PHIL 162. Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 163.  Biomedical Ethics

PHIL 164.  Technology and Human Values

PHIL 165.  Freedom, Equality, and the Law - DEI Course!

PHIL 166. Classics in Political Philosophy (Plato, Marx, Arendt)

PHIL 167. Contemporary Political Philosophy

PHIL 168.  Philosophy of Law

PHIL 170. Philosophy and Race - DEI Course!

PHIL 173.  Topics in Bioethics

PHIL 180. Phenomenology (Brentano, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty)

PHIL 181. Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, De Beauvoir)

PHIL 183. Topics in Continental Philosophy (Frankfurt school, contemporary French)

Political Science:

Comparative Politics:

  • POLI 120B - POLI 134I
  • POLI 136A - POLI 138D

International Relations:

  • POLI 140A through POLI 142J
  • POLI 142L through POLI 154

Sociology:

SOCI 121. Economy and Society

SOCI 123. Japanese Culture Inside/Out: A Transnational Perspective

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration

SOCI 133. Immigration in Comparative Perspective

SOCI 134. The Making of Modern Medicine

SOCI 136E. Sociology of Mental Illness: A Historical Approach

SOCI 136F. Sociology of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society

SOCI 148. Political Sociology

SOCI 156. Sociology of Religion

SOCI 157. Religion in Contemporary Society

SOCI 158. Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law

SOCI 169. Citizenship, Community, and Culture

SOCI 175. Nationality and Citizenship

SOCI 176. Transnational Japan Research

SOCI 177. International Terrorism

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

SOCI 179. Social Change

SOCI 180. Social Movements and Social Protest

SOCI 181. Modern Western Society

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCI 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCI 187. African Societies through Films

SOCI 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCI 188E. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society

SOCI 188G. Chinese Society

SOCI 188I. The Israeli-Palestinan Conflict

SOCI 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

SOCI 188M. Social Movements in Latin America

SOCI 188O. Settlements and Peacemaking in Israel

SOCI 189. Special Topics in Comparative-Historical Sociology (must be preapproved by program adviser)

Visual Arts:

VIS 102. Cross-Border Urbanizations

VIS 105D. Art Forms and of Chinese Calligraphy

VIS 122CN. Leonardo da Vinci in Context

VIS 122D. Michelangelo

VIS 124D. Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century

VIS 126AN. Pre-Columbian Art of the Ancient Mexico and Central America

VIS 126BN. Art and Civilization of the Ancient Maya

VIS 126C. Problems in Meso-American Art History

VIS 126D. Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions

VIS 126P. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1890–1950

VIS 126Q. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1950–Present

VIS 127A. Contemporary Arts in South Korea

VIS 127B. Arts of China

VIS 127C. Arts of Modern China

VIS 127D. Early Chinese Painting

VIS 127E. Later Chinese Painting

VIS 127F. Japanese Buddhist Art

VIS 127I. Architecture and Urbanism of Korea

VIS 127N. Twentieth-Century Art in China and Japan

VIS 127P. Arts of Japan

VIS 128D. Topics in Art History of the Americas

VIS 128E. Topics in Art History of Asia

VIS 152. Film in the Social Context (when International in content)

VIS 156. Latino American Cinema

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