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Fall '19 Course Listings

Note: Course listings are subject to change - last updated on April 3, 2019

Course Name (Instructor) Course # R Time Units Core SL CD
Introductory Sequence (two 100-level courses required)
POLS 100-01: Ideas and Institutions (Taylor) 41824   TR 9:55-11:40a.m. 4 E    
POLS 100-02: Ideas and Institutions (Paller) 41825   TR 9:55-11:40a.m. 4 E    
Thematic Seminars (two 200-level courses required)
POLS 210: Immigration and Citizenship (Coll) 41826   MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4      
POLS 260: Cities, Slums, and Democracy (Paller) 41827   TR 8:00-9:45a.m. 4      
POLS 280: Security and Terrorism (Klaus) 42338   MWF 10:30-11:35a.m. 4      
POLS 292: SpTp Youth Politics (Friedman) 41828   TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
Politics Service Learning/Internships (one course required)
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41842   M 8:00-9:05a.m. 4   X  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 41843   M 6:30-8:10p.m. 4   X  
POLS 399: McCarthy SF Urban Policy Fellows (Coll) 42420   R 4:35-6:20p.m. 6   X  
Concentrations - choose one! (Four 300-level courses, one of them R-designated required)
Politics of Transformation | Lead Adviser: Professor Coll, KA 236, kmcoll@usfca.edu
POLS 324: African-American Politics (Taylor) 41831   TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
POLS 331: Latin-American Politics (Friedman) 41832 R TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4     X
POLS 342: Politics & Society in Europe (McBride) 41834   MWF 9:15-10:20p.m. 4      
POLS 348: Politics & Development in Africa (Klaus) 42331   MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4     X
POLS 352: Human Rights & Global Change (Klaus) 41836   MWF 2:15-3:20p.m. 4      
POLS 380: S.J and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42490   MWF 11:45a/m/-12:50p.m. 4 D3    
POLS 382: Pols of Intl. Aid & Development (Dowd-Uribe) 41839 R MWF 1:00-2:05p.m. 4      
POLS 495: Senior Politics Honors Seminar (Zunes) 41844 R W 6:30-10:10p.m. 4      
Politics of Law and Justice | Lead Adviser: Professor Elias, KA 276, eliasr@usfca.edu
POLS 301: Early American Political & Legal Thought (Weiner) 41829   TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830   TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
POLS 335: Political Power & Constitutional Law (Elias) 41833 R TR 6:30-8:15p.m. 4 E    
POLS 350: International Law & Organizations (Zartner) 41835   TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4      
POLS 352: Human Rights & Global Change (Klaus) 41836   MWF 2:15-3:20p.m. 4      
POLS 380: S.J and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42490   MWF 11:45a/m/-12:50p.m. 4 D3    
POLS 495: Senior Politics Honors Seminar (Zunes) 41844 R W 6:30-10:10p.m. 4      
Politics of Governance | Lead Adviser: Professor Paller, KA 247, jpaller@usfca.edu
POLS 301: Early American Political & Legal Thought (Weiner) 41829   TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830   TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
POLS 331: Latin-American Politics (Friedman) 41832 R TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
POLS 335: Political Power & Constitutional Law (Elias) 41833 R TR 6:30-8:15p.m. 4 E    
POLS 342: Politics & Society in Europe (McBride) 41834   MWF 9:15-10:20p.m. 4      
POLS 348: Politics & Development in Africa (Klaus) 42331   MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4     X
POLS 350: International Law & Organizations (Zartner) 41835   TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4      
POLS 355: U.S. Foreign Policy (Zunes) 41837   MWF 1:00-2:05p.m. 4      
POLS 382: Pols of Intl. Aid & Development (Dowd-Uribe) 41839 R MWF 1:00-2:05p.m. 4      
POLS 495: Senior Politics Honors Seminar (Zunes) 41844 R W 6:30-10:10p.m. 4      
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward politics major.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21541   U 6-9:20p.m. 2      
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21542   MW 6:45-9:15p.m. 2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Core Course
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4 E    
SOC 354: Sociology of Law (Richman) 41937 MWF 10:30-11:35a.m. 4      
Domestic Justice
POLS 301: Early American Political & Legal Thought (Weiner) 41829 TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
POLS 335: Political Power & Constitutional Law (Elias) 41833 TR 6:30-8:15p.m. 4      
SOC 357: Criminology (Richman) 41939 MWF 9:15-10:20a.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (Becker) 40377 TR 9:55-11:40a.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (Becker) 40378 TR 12:45-2:20p.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (Kuruvila) 40379 W 6:30-10:10p.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (Griffis) 40380 TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (O’Regan) 40382 MWF 1:00-2:05p.m. 4      
BUS 301: Business Law (O’Regan) 40383 MWF 10:30-11:35a.m. 4      
Global Justice
BAIS/POLS 350: International Law & Organizations (Zartner) 41835 TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4     X
BAIS 320/POLS 352: Human Rights & Global Change (Klaus) 41836 MWF 2:15-3:20p.m. 4   X  
POLS 380: S.J and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42490 MWF 11:45a.m.-12:50p.m. 4      
SOC 302: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 42292 MWF 9:15-10:20a.m. 4      
Internship
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41842 M 8:00-9:05a.m. 4   X  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 41843 M 6:30-8:10p.m. 4   X  
POLS 399: McCarthy SF Urban Policy Fellows (Coll) 42420 R 4:35-6:20pm 6   X  
Electives (*Note: Domestic Justice and Global Justice courses may also be used as electives)
SOC 356: Juvenile Justice (Gascon) 41938 TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
BUS 491: Honors: Business Law (Griffis) 40381 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
PSYCH 324: Forensic Psychology 41879 F 7:55-11:35a.m. 4      
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward legal studies minor.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21541 U 6-9:20p.m. 2      
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21542 MW 6:45-9:15p.m. 2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Required Courses
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4 E    
SOC 357: Criminology (Richman) 41939 MWF 9:15-10:20a.m. 4      
Internship
POLS 396: Public Admin Internship (Kessler-Mata) 41842 M 8:00-9:05a.m. 4   X  
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 41843 M 6:30-8:10p.m. 4   X  
Sociology Electives
SOC 354: Sociology of Law 41937 MWF 10:30-11:35a.m. 4      
SOC 356: Juvenile Justice (Gascon) 41938 TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
Can Substitute for Either Politics or Sociology Elective
PSYCH 324: Forensic Psychology (Whitman-Flamm) 41879 F 7:55-11:35a.m. 4      
LSAT Prep (does NOT count toward legal studies minor.)
POLS 92-01: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21541 U 6-9:20p.m. 2      
POLS 92-02: LSAT Prep Course (Bronson) 21542 MW 6:45-9:15p.m. 2      
Course Name (Instructor) Course # Time Units Core SL CD
Politics of War and Peace NOT Available for Fall 2019.
Peace and Conflict
BAIS/POLS 350: International Law & Organizations (Zartner) 41835 TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4     X
BAIS 390-01: SpTp: Mediation/Conflict Management (Shahideh) 42150 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
THRS 237/POLS 380: Social Justice and Israel-Palestine (Kroll-Zeldin) 42069/42490 MWF 11:45a.m.-12:50p.m. 4 D3    
Social and Economic Justice
COMS 204: Communication and Culture 41214 MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4      
BAIS 376: Postcolo Migration and Cities (Cantero) 41056 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
ECON 372: Development Economics (Katz) 41326 TR 9:55-11:40a.m. 4      
ECON 476: Nat. Resource Econ. And Policy (Hughes) 41330 MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4      
INTD 350: Decolonizing International Human Rights (Said - Davies Seminar) 42416 TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4      
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4 E    
POLS 348: Politics & Development in Africa (Klaus) 42331 MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4     X
POLS 352/BAIS 320: Human Rights & Global Change (Klaus) 41836/41054 MWF 2:25-3:30p.m. 4      
SOC 302: Global Inequalities and Social Justice (Santos) 42292 MWF 9:15-10:20a.m. 4      
SOC 325: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity (Shin) 41933 MWF 10:30-11:35a.m. 4      
Ethical Approaches
COMS 204: Communication and Culture 41214 MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4      
POLS 322: Politics of American Justice (Weiner) 41830 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4 E    
POLS 348: Politics & Development in Africa (Klaus) 42331 MW 4:45-6:25p.m. 4     X
THRS 361: Religion and the Environment (Mickey) 41991 TR 2:40-4:25p.m. 4      
THRS 404: Environmental Ethics (Mickey) 42006 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
Social Movements
SOC 350: Social Movements (Webber) 41936 MWF 11:45a.m.-12:50p.m. 4      
HIST 360: American Woman and Political Activism (Nasstrom) 41477 TR 4:35-6:20p.m. 4      
MS 407: Alternative Media and Social Change (Kidd) 41674 TR 12:45-2:20p.m. 4     X
MS 333: Black Cinema (Moore) 41670 W 6:30-10:30p.m. 4      
THRS 125: Social Justice, Activism, and Jews (Hahn-Tapper) 41976 TR 9:55-11:40a.m. 4 D3    
THRS 130: Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Identity (Kroll-Zeldin) 42467 MWF 1:00-2:05p.m. 4 D2    
THRS 195: FYS: Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Identity (Hahn-Tapper) 41979 R 12:45-4:25p.m. 4 D2    
THRS 237/POLS 380: S.J and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Kroll-Zeldin) 42069/42490 MWF 11:45a.m.-12:50p.m. 4 D3    
THRS 322: Liberation Theology (Aquino) 42065 TR 12:45-2:30p.m. 4      
Internships
POLS 397: Fieldwork in Public Interest Org (Elias) 41843 M 6:30-8:10p.m. 4   X