Recommended Course List Fall 2019

Law schools DO NOT require any specific coursework, prerequisites, or particular major.  However, you may be interested in taking law-related courses during your undergraduate career.  This Recommended Course List reflects classes at UH Mānoa that will either provide law-related learning or build upon important legal skills (such as writing, speaking, and analyzing).
 
Please visit our Summer 2019 Recommended Course List to see recommended courses in that semester.
 
ACC 401 Federal Individual Income Taxation (3)
Examines federal income tax concepts, such as gross income, exclusions, deductions, exemptions, and tax credits, especially for sole proprietors. Introduces taxation of property transactions. Development of professional writing skills is integral to this course. Pre: ACC 202 or BUS 624 with C- or better.
 
ACC 407 Taxation of Business Entities (3)
A survey of the general concepts, rules, and practices involved in the taxation of sole-proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, and subchapter S corporations. Pre: ACC 401 with C- or better.
 
ACC 413 Law for the Accountant (3)
Intensive study of areas of law of importance to accountants. Particular attention is given to principles of law relating to contracts, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, property, legal entities, agency, securities, and accountant’s legal liability. Pre: BLAW 200 or consent.
 
AMST 201 American Experience: Institutions and Movements (3)
Interdisciplinary course that examines diversity and changes in American values and institutions-political, economic, legal, and social. DH
 
AMST 211 Contemporary American Domestic Issues (3)
Interdisciplinary exploration of such current American domestic issues; topics such as politics, economics, civil rights, family life, the justice system, and the environment. DS
 
AMST 212 Contemporary American Global Issues (3)
Interdisciplinary exploration of such current global issues as international diplomacy, economic development, national security, demographic change, and environmental protection.DS
 
AMST 220 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (3)
Interdisciplinary survey that examines the histories, politics, popular representations, self-representations, and contemporary issues of the indigenous peoples of the U.S. and its territories, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Kanaka Maoli, Chamorro, and Samoans. DH, HAP, WI 
 
AMST 325 Religion and Law in the U.S. (3)
Surveys church-state jurisprudence since the 1940s, with special attention to difficulty of defining religion, and applies the religion clauses to current issues. A-F only. Pre: sophomore or higher standing, or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as POLS 325) DH, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
AMST 343 American Thought and Culture (3)
Politics, family, philosophy, technology, etc.; their interrelationship with the total society. Pre-Colonial to end of Reconstruction. Pre: 150 or 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or HIST 151 or HIST 152; or consent. (Cross-listed as HIST 373) DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
AMST 353 Indigenous Lands and Waters (3)
Examines indigenous practices born of and located in Indigenous places. Analyzes how indigenous knowledge of place informs Indigenous cultural, linguistic, intellectual, and political survivance and sovereignty, and resistance. DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
AMST 418 Hawai’i’s Multiculturalism (3)
A multidisciplinary examination of the dynamics of the Hawaiian Islands’ racial and cultural diversity from the perspectives of historical trends, social processes, and contemporary political, social, and economic issues as they impact interracial relations. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
AMST 432 Slavery and Freedom (3)
Examines the history of slavery, race, and abolition in the Americas from a comparative, global perspective, and traces the legacy of slavery in the post-emancipation societies of the New World. (Cross-listed as HIST 473) DH
 
AMST 436 Gender, Justice and Law (3)
Exploration of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases related to sex and gender. Topics may include sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, privacy, and reproductive freedom. A-F only. Pre: one of WS 151, WS 175, WS 176, WS 202, WS 360, WS 381, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 368 and WS 436) DS, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
AMST 440 Race & Racism in America (3)
Racial ideas and ideologies, and their effects throughout American history. (Cross-listed as HIST 476) DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ANTH 151 Emerging Humanity (3)
Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. Open to non-majors, recommended for majors. FGA
 
ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity (3)
Introduction to cultural anthropology. How humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Open to non-majors, required for ANTH majors. A-F only. FGB
 
ART 302 Introduction to Contemporary Critical Theory (3)
Examination of the significant themes and issues in contemporary critical theory as they relate to the production and reception of art. Pre: 176 or consent. DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ASAN 442 Globalization & Identity in the Himalayas (3)
Examines the influence of local culture and global flows on identity formation in the Himalayan region. Topics include: Hindu caste and gender, constructions of ethnicity, Tibetans and tourists, Sherpas and mountaineers, development ideologies, and consumerism. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 202 or ANTH 152 or 425 or consent. (Alt. years: fall) (Cross-listed as ANTH 442) DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ASAN 463 Gender Issues in Asian Society (3)
Construction of gender identities in contemporary Asia. How these interface with other aspects of social difference and inequality (e.g., with class, religion, ethnicity). Pre: 201 and 202, or any WS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 463) DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ASAN 627 Ethnic Nationalism in Asia (3)
Contemporary theories of ethnic and cultural nationalism from perspective of Asia. Issues of nation-state, power hierarchies, modernity, and identity in contemporary societies. Pre: 310 (or concurrent) or 312 (or concurrent), or consent. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
BIOM 641 Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics (2)
Ethical dilemmas in clinical research are identified and resolved in cases, research on human subjects regulation are discussed. Research misconduct is defined. Ethical considerations in protocol developed in the Designing Clinical Research course are resolved. A-F only. (Cross-listed as CMB 626)
 
BUS 209 Written Communication in Business (3)
An interactive writing class stressing persuasive writing in the context of memos, letters, and business reports. A-F only. Pre: ACC 201 and ENG 100. Students may not earn credit for both BUS 209 and ENG 209. NI, WI 
 
BUS 345 Strategic Management (3)
Applications of strategy to domestic and global business problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Emphasis on Asia-Pacific business, assessment of risk, integration of all business core disciplines. Extensive writing expected. Pre: all core courses and graduating senior standing. ETH, OC
 
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business (3)
Introduction to the legal environment of business operations with particular attention to business law and ethics and to principles of law relating to contracts, agency, partnerships, and corporations.
 
COM 451 Communication and Law (3)
Role of communication in the legal process; impact of law on communication processes. Pre: COM/JOUR major and junior standing, or consent. (Cross-listed as JOUR 365) DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
COM 460 Media Ethics (3)
Ethics and social responsibility for media professionals. Application of ethical theories and principles to case studies and research projects. A-F only. Pre: any 300-level course COM or JOUR and junior standing; or consent. (Cross-listed as JOUR 460) ETH, WI
 
COMG 151 Personal and Public Speech (3)
Develops communication skills necessary to function effectively in today’s society. Students will enhance their communication skills in one-on-one situations, public speaking, and small group situations. Ideal for new majors and non-majors. D
 
COMG 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3)
Combined lecture/laboratory providing extensive practice in preparing and presenting effective public speeches with special emphasis on organization, outlining, audience analysis, analytical reasoning, and delivery skills.  DA
 
COMG 302 Research Methods (3)
Introduction to methods of inquiry in the field of communication. Topics include research design and problem formulation, sampling, analytic and observational techniques, and data interpretation. COMG majors only. Pre: 200-level COMG course (or concurrent) or consent. DS
 
COMG 351 Professional Presentations (3)
Extends application of public speaking skills to professional contexts: group sales, press conferences, and corporate annual reports. Emphasis on organization, preparation, and delivery. Pre: 251 or consent. OC, WI
 
COMG 364 Persuasion (3)
Theories, concepts, strategies, and processes of persuasion and social influence in contemporary society. Focus on analyzing, developing, and resisting persuasive messages. Pre: one of 151, 170, 181, 185, 251 or 301; or consent. DS
 
COMG 455 Conflict Management (3)
Examination of the theories, assumptions, practices, models, and techniques of managing interpersonal conflicts. Pre: one of 151, 170, 181, 185, 251, 301 or 381. DS 
 
DIS 380 Disability and Diversity (3)
Focuses on disability as a category of diversity and identity, as well as diversity within disability. Different strategies used to increase the freedom or liberty of people with disabilities are critically examined. A-F only.
 
DIS 383 Disability History and Culture
How have people over many centuries, and from broad geographical perspectives perceived and treated individuals with disabilities? An overview of the history of the conditions in which people with disabilities lived. A-F only. WI
 
ECON 332 Economics of Global Climate Change (3)
Nature and causes of global climate change and economic solutions. Topics include valuing climate change impacts, energy solutions, environmental implications, societal adaptation, and international cooperation. A-F only. Pre: 120 or 130 or 131, or consent. (Once a year)DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ECON 362 Trade Policy and Globalization (3)
Political economy of the world trading system. Case studies of trade cooperation and conflict under the World Trade Organization and other institutions. Future challenges, including investment policies, environmental and labor standards. Pre: 120, 130 or 131; or consent. DS, ETH, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ECON 442 Development Economics (3)
Theoretical foundation and empirical evidence for analyzing key issues facing today’s developing world. Topics include characteristics of underdeveloped economies, economic growth, structural change, poverty, inequality, education, population growth, foreign aid and financial sector. Pre: 300 or 301, or consent. DS
 
ECON 460 International Trade and Welfare (3)
Theory of international specialization and exchange; general equilibrium, tariffs, quotas, common markets. Pre: 301. DS
 
ECON 476 Law and Economics (3)
Legal issues of property rights, contracts, torts, and crime. Efficiency of U.S. legal process. Economics of law enforcement, juries, prosecutors; evolution of legal rules. Pre: 301. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
EDEA 370 Peer Leadership Education and Mentoring (3)
Theoretical explorations and a supervised practicum experience in student peer leadership education and mentoring in a variety of curricular and co-curricular contexts. Pre: 360 (or equivalent) and consent. OC, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
EDEA 630 Education Law (3)
Status and functions of educational institutions and personnel relative to their legal rights and responsibilities. Includes interpretation of important court decisions, statutes, equity measures. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
ENG 270 Intro to Lit: Literary History – Fairy Tales Across Time or Madness and Disease in Island Narratives (3)
Study of significant works of selected historical periods. A significant portion of class time is dedicated to writing instruction. Repeatable one time. Requires a minimum of 4,000 words of graded writing. Pre: FW.  DL, NI, WI
 
ENG 300 Introduction to Rhetoric
Survey of theories and practices of persuasion and argumentation (i.e., rhetoric), especially those pertaining to public / civic arguments and to forensic / legal arguments.  The course will survey the history of rhetoric, from the Classical period up to and including our current “post-truth” era.  Former students have called it a “must-take” for pre-law. Pre: one ENG DL course or consent. DL (Not offered Fall 2019)

ENG 306 Argumentative Writing (3) Theory and practice of written argument; emphasis on the role of invention in argumentative discourse and on the nature of rhetorical proof. Pre: FW and either 200 or one ENG DL course, or consent.  WI
 
ENG 408 Professional Editing (3)
Discussion and practice in the professional editing of articles, reports, books; logic, clarity, coherence, consistency of tone and style, grammar and punctuation. Pre: 303, 306, 311, 313, or 405; or consent. ES
 
301 Ethnic Identity (3)
Individual and group problems of identity, identity conflict, culture conflict, inter-ethnic relations. Critical review of available material on Hawai’i. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS, ETH, WI
 
ES 340 Land Tenure and Use in Hawaii (3)
Dynamics of change: indigenous Hawaiian land tenure; Great Mahele and Kuleana Act; ethnic succession of land ownership; concentration of ownership today; effects of land development on ethnic communities. Pre: one social sciences core course. DH, WI, OC
 
ES 360 Immigration to Hawaii and U.S. (3)
Historical overview: “push and pull factors”; effect of changing economy; experiences of various ethnic groups; problems of recent immigrants; immigration policies in the U.S. and Hawaii.  Pre: one social sciences core course.  DH, WI
 
ES 420 American Ethnic and Race Relations
Surveys ethnic and race relations in the U.S. Focus on historical conflicts and critical issues such as racism, immigration, affirmative action, changing economic structures, and the role of government. Pre: one DS or DH course. DS, ETH, WI
 
ES 456 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii
The historical and contemporary social processes involved in inter-ethnic relations in Hawai’i. Pre: SOC 300 or one ES 300 level course, or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 456) DS, WI
 
HDFS 380 Research Methodology (3)
Fundamentals of scientific methodology and techniques in design and data collection; introduction to statistics for decision-making and program evaluations in agriculture and human resources. Pre: 230 or FDM 200, or consent. Co-requisite: 380L. DS, ETH
 
FIN 490F Finance Estate Planning (3)
In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance. (F) Finance estate planning. A-F only. Pre: 301 (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
HWST 390 Issues in Modern Hawai’i (3)
Cultural and political aspects of the current Hawaiian movement; historical colonization; conflicts over tourism, the military, and agriculture; forms of native self-determination. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
 
HWST 396 Native Hawaiian Rights and Practices (3)
Students will strengthen their cultural, political, and legal foundations by: (1) reviewing Hawai’i’s historical traditions and customs, (2) learning legal analysis techniques, and (3) applying those techniques to issues that govern native Hawaiian “rights” today. Sophomore or higher standing. Pre: 107, 270, and 341 (or concurrent) and HAW 102. (Fall only) DH
 
HWST 445 Hawaiian Institutions (3)
Comprehensive analysis of institutions like Bishop Estate/Kamehameha Schools, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Queen Liliuokalani Trust, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and the Queen’s Hospital. Pre: HAW 342. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
HWST 455 Ola I Ka Wai: Water and Sovereignty in Hawaiʻi (3)
Focus on Hawaiian relationships with Ka Wai Ola a Kāne (water), traditional and contemporary water management practices, as well as contemporary resource management issues and Native Hawaiian community advocacy for water. Pre: 307 and HAW 202 (or concurrent). (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
HWST 458 Natural Resource Issues and Ethics (4)
Overview of the history of land, resources and power in Hawai`i; players and processes influencing land and natural resources policies today explored from Native Hawaiian and other viewpoints. Extensive use of case studies. Pre: 457 or BOT 457. (Cross-listed as BOT 458) (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
HWST 459 Strategies in Hawaiian Resource Use (3)
Analyzing diverse land and water use strategies of O`ahu, from traditional Hawaiian, scientific and economic perspectives, through classroom and on-site lectures. Topics include traditional Hawaiian methods, modern development, threatened ecosystems, eco-tourism and scientific research. A-F only. Pre: 457 or BOT 457 (or concurrent), or consent. (Cross-listed as BOT 459) (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
HRM 361 Labor Problems (3)
Problems and economics of labor; history, structure, government, activities of trade unions. DS
 
HRM 465 Labor and Social Legislation (3)
Evolution, interpretation, and application of labor and social welfare legislation with special emphasis on impact of labor-management relations. Pre: 361.
 
NREM 301 Natural Resource Management (3)
Biological and physical science aspects of natural resource management at local, national, and global scales. Topics covered include resource management of soil, water, forests, wetlands, coasts and wildlife. NREM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 210, CHEM 151 or higher, BIOL 172; or consent. (Spring only) DB (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
NREM 302 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3)
Introduction to American government policy in natural resources and environmental protection at federal, Hawai’i state and county levels. Policy principles, legal structure, governmental agencies, major statutes and programs, analytical techniques, program assessments. A-F only. Pre: 210 or (BIOL 101 or higher) or GEOG 101 or (GG 101 or higher); and 220 or one ECON course or two DS courses. DS, ETH, OC
 
PACS 202 Pacific Islands Movement and Migration (3)
Combined lecture and service-learning activities. Examines the diaspora of Pacific Islanders. Includes a service-learning activity examining cultural, political, and economic status of groups of Pacific Islanders living in other Pacific places. Limit of 20 students. A-F only. Pre: either 108 or HWST 107, or consent. DS, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACS 301 Pacific Communities in Hawaii (3)
Examines Pacific Islander communities’ experiences in Hawai’i through service learning, reading, writing, lecture, and discussion. Concerns about housing, employment, education, health, language, and culture are central. A-F only. Pre: 108, 201, or 202. (Fall only) DS, ETH, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACS 302 Contemporary Issues in Oceania (3)
Combined lecture/discussion. Examination of critical political, social, and economic issues in the Pacific Islands region today. DS, WI
 
PACE 310 Survey Peace and Conflict Studies (3)
Survey of basic concepts, relationships, methods, and debates in modern peace research and conflict resolution studies. Pre: any social science 100- or 200-level course or consent. DS, ETH
 
PACE 420 Introduction to Human Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives (3)
Introduction to international, regional, and domestic human rights law; comparative perspectives on the theoretical origins of human rights and policy debates on the protection of human rights, dispute resolution, and enforcement mechanisms. Pre: any 100 or 200 level social sciences. ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACE 429 Negotiation (3)
Negotiation theory, negotiation skills and application of negotiation in conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution. Pre: any Social Science 100 or 200 level course, or consent. DH, OC
 
PACE 447 Mediation Skills: UH Basic (3)
Basic mediation skills training course. Completion of course requirements qualifies student to be listed as a mediator for university disputes, as co-mediator or on mediation panel. Pre: either 247, 310, or consent. ETH, OC (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACE 477 Culture and Conflict Resolution (3)
Conflict resolution techniques for major world culture. Emphasis on cultures of the Pacific Basin, Pacific Islands, and Asia. Pre: any DS course, or consent. DS, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACE 478 International Law & Disputes (3)
Management, prevention, resolution of international disputes and the role of international law. Pre: any Social Science 100 or 200 level course, or consent. DS, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PACE 485 Topics in Peace and Conflict Resolution (3)
Recent issues, practices in peace and conflict resolution. Repeatable one time. Pre: any DS course, or consent. DS, HAP, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PHIL 110 Introduction to Deductive Logic (3)
Principles of modern deductive logic.  FS
 
PHIL 111 Introduction to Inductive Logic (3)
Introduction to the theory of arguments based on probabilities and to the theory of decision-making in the context of uncertainty. A-F only. FS
 
PHIL 301 Ethical Theory (3)
Problems and methods in theory of moral conduct and decision. Pre: any course 101 or above in PHIL or above 100 in POLS or SOC; or consent. DH, WI
 
PHIL 302 Political Philosophy (3)
Problems and methods in philosophical theories of political legitimacy. Pre: any course 101 or above in PHIL or above 100 in POLS or SOC, or consent. DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PHIL 318 Philosophy of Law (3)
Historical and contemporary issues in law and legal theory. Law and morality; legal responsibility, justice, rights, punishment, judicial reasoning. Pre: any course 101 or above in PHIL or above 100 in BLAW or POLS or SOC, or consent. DH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PEPS 422 Biocontrol of Invasive Species (3)
Biological control of arthropods, weeds, plant pathogens, and vertebrates. Pre: 363 or consent. DB (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PEPS 491 Topics: Plant/Environmental Protection (V)
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems. May be offered by visiting faculty, extension faculty or research faculty. Repeatable two times. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PEPS 615 Diagnosis and Management of Tropical Plant Diseases (3)
Iterative and interactive course integrating plant pathogen and pest biology with diagnostic and management approaches. Will use biological information about pathogens, anthropods, and abiotic stresses to diagnose diseases, disorders, or other injuries of plants. A-F only. Pre: (605 and 606) with a minimum grade of B, or consent. Co-requisite: 615L. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PEPS 615L Diagnosis and Management of Tropical Plant Diseases Lab (2)
Diagnosis and management of plant pathogen and pest problems in laboratory and field. Taught concurrently with 615. A-F only. Pre: (605 and 606) with a minimum grade of B, or equivalent. Co-requisite: 615 (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
PEPS 691 Special Topics (V)
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems in plant and environmental protection sciences at an advanced level. Offered by visiting or existing faculty as a special course. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
 
POLS 110 Introduction to Political Science (3)
Discussion of politics as an activity and of political problems, systems, ideologies, processes. DS
 
POLS 130 Introduction to American Politics (3)
American political processes and institutions, as seen through alternative interpretations. Emphasis on opportunities and limitations for practical political participation. (Not offered in Fall 2019)
 
POLS 150 Introduction to Global Politics (3)
Foundations in global politics from political, historical, and multicultural perspectives. A-F only. FGB 
 
POLS 271 Race and Politics (3)
Racial inequality in the U.S.; mechanisms of institutional racism in employment, education, criminal justice, electoral politics. DS, WI (Not offered in Fall 2019)
 
POLS 301 Hawai’i Politics (3)
Introduction to and critical study of institutions, governments, and political processes in Hawai’i. Attends to race, class, gender, sexuality, indigeneity and nationality. Grounded in Native Hawaiian perspectives, with an emphasis on comparative study and dialogue. Pre: any 100- or 200-level POLS course, or consent. DS, HAP 
 
POLS 302 Native Hawaiian Politics (3)
Critical study of issues in contemporary Native Hawaiian politics, with an emphasis on application and active engagement. Pre: consent. DS, ETH, WI
 
POLS 304 Indigenous Politics (3)
Conceptualizing politics from the perspective of indigenous epistemologies, philosophies, language, and social and political movement. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 305 Global Politics/Comparative (3)
Introduction to global politics with emphasis on concepts and theories developed from a comparative politics perspective. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS
 
POLS 307B Topics in Comparative Politics: Country/Regional
Political, social, and economic processes in specific countries/regions. (B) Southeast Asia; (C) Pacific Islands; (F) Middle East; (G) Philippines; (H) Japan; (I) Europe; (J) India; (K) East Asia. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 307F Topics in Comparative Politics: Country/Regional 
Political, social, and economic processes in specific countries/regions. (B) Southeast Asia; (C) Pacific Islands; (F) Middle East; (G) Philippines; (H) Japan; (I) Europe; (J) India; (K) East Asia. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS
 
POLS 308 Chinese Political Economy (3)
Interdisciplinary review and analysis of the social and political issues in contemporary China, the interchange between state and society in national policies, the relationship between cultural tradition and technological modernization in the social transformation process. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 308). DS, OC, WI
 
POLS 315 Global Politics/International Relations (3)
Introduction to global politics with emphasis on concepts and theories developed from an international relations perspective. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS
 
POLS 317 International Law (3)
Nature and function of international law in international politics. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 318 Current Issues in International Law, Organization, and Culture (3)
Principles, norms, cases, and their interaction with culture and organization in international politics. Pre: any 100 level POLS course or consent. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 324 Global Environmental Politics 
Evolution of international politics, law and decision-making on a variety of environmental concerns; from endangered species to pollution to climate change. Interaction of population, development, and environment in global governance. (Cross-listed as SUST 324) DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 325 Religion and Law in the U.S. (3)
Surveys church-state jurisprudence since the 1940s, with special attention to difficulty of defining religion, and applies the religion clauses to current issues. A-F only. Pre: sophomore or higher standing, or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as AMST 325) DH, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 368 Gender, Justice and Law (3)
Exploration of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases related to sex and gender. Topics may include sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, privacy, and reproductive freedom. A-F only. Pre: one of WS 151, WS 175, WS 176, WS 202, WS 360, WS 381, or consent. (Cross-listed as AMST 436 and WS 436) DS, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 374 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
Relationships between law, politics, and society will be explored. Emphasis is placed on several dimensions of legality: legal “indeterminacy” and some of the many things that law does for us and to us; law’s response to violence; the connections between law and social change; access to the law and its sociological dimensions; how/why law fails and what happens when it does. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 374) DS
 
POLS 375 Constitutional Law I: Institutions (3)
Analysis of law, legalism, legal ideology, and legality; constitutions and constitutionalism; the political context of legal stability and change; institutional structure and function of dispute-resolution agencies.  Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.  DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 376 Constitutional Law II: Rights and Liberties (3)
Analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on civil rights and liberties. Pre: 375 or consent. DS
 
POLS 377 Topics in Law and Politics (3)
Current issues; recent research findings; practical research undertaken by student. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 380 Environmental Law & Politics (3)
Focuses on theories, law, policies, and futures of U.S. environmental politics. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: any 100 level POLS course, or consent. (Alt. years) DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
POLS 384 Women and Politics (3)
Women’s role in political institutions and processes in the U.S. and other countries. Female and male approaches to power; feminist political goals and actions. Pre: any 100 level POLS course (or concurrent), WS 151 (or concurrent), or WS 362 (or concurrent); or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 384) DS 
 
POLS 385 American Politics (3)
Institutions (parties, interest groups, legislatures, executives, local government); policies (national defense, poverty, energy, etc.), politics (symbolism, inequality, race, and gender). DS
 
POLS 390 Political Inquiry & Analysis (3)
Introductory survey and analysis of methods used in empirical research, policy analysis, and social criticism. DS 
 
PPC 330 Survey of Public Policy and Analysis (3)
Students will learn about the policy making process, the results of policy decisions and how public policy is assessed, analyzed, and responded to. Also discusses important policy issues that currently fill the political landscape. Junior standing or higher. A-F only. ETH, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
RE 310 Real Estate and Environmental Law (3)
Property rights, land tenure, agency, contracts and negotiation theory, title conveyancing and escrow, mortgage instruments, fair housing, state and federal environmental policy. Restriction: College.
 
REL 348 Religion, Politics, and Society (3)
Exploration of the diverse approaches and perspectives that American religious groups embrace with respect to some of the more controversial and diverse elements of contemporary American life. Pre: 150 or 151, or consent.  DH, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
SOC 218 Introduction to Social Problems (3)
Theoretical and substantive survey of the nature and causes of social problems; selected types: poverty, inequality, deviance, etc. DS 
 
SOC 231 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency (3)
Forms of juvenile deviance; conditions and processes that result in alienation and deviance of youth. Juvenile corrections as institutionalized societal responses. DS 
 
SOC 251 Introduction to Sociology of the Family (3)
Family patterns, mate selection, parent-child interaction, socialization of roles, legal sanctions, trends in organization, functions. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
SOC 311 Survey of Social Inequality and Stratification (3)
Introduction to social stratification theory and research; definition and measurement of socioeconomic status; racial, ethnic and gender inequality; differences in lifestyles and life chances; social mobility. DS, WI (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
SOC 333 Survey of Criminology (3)
Concepts used in crime, law enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections. Types of criminal behavior; costs and effects of control.  DS
 
SOC 336 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3)
Interrelations of deviance, criminology, juvenile delinquency, corrections, social control, sociology of law. Key concepts, theories.  DS
 
SOC 374 Law, Politics and Society (3)
Relationships between law, politics, and society will be explored. Emphasis is placed on several dimensions of legality: legal “indeterminacy” and some of the many things that law does for us and to us; law’s response to violence; the connections between law and social change; access to the law and its sociological dimensions; how/why law fails and what happens when it does. A-F only. Pre: 100 or any 200 level SOC course, or a 100 level or 200 level POLS course, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 374) DS
 
SOC 431 Analysis in Criminology/ Juvenile Delinquency
Research in systematic social deviation. Scaling and measurement of delinquents/criminals, official data, gangs, identification and measurement of delinquent/criminal value orientations, etc. DS (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
TI 403 Introduction to Interpretation (3)
Develop an awareness of the principles and the current issues involved in interpretation. Theoretical principles, ethics, and underlying techniques will be discussed in reference to conference, court, community, etc., interpreting. Pre: at least 300-level proficiency in a second language. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
TI 405 Court Interpreting I (3)
Introduction to the legal system, as well as theoretical principles, ethics, practical techniques, and current issues surrounding the practice and profession of court and other legal interpreting. Repeatable one time. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
TI 406 Community Interpreting (3)
Basic principles, ethics and skills involved in community interpreting in medical, legal, and social service settings; practical information about the community interpreter¿s role and profession; practice of various community interpreting situations and techniques. Repeatable one time. (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
TI 407 Court Interpreting II (3)
Combined lecture/discussion/practice. Continuation of 405 Court Interpretation, diving deeper into the practical side of oral interpreting for various proceedings, including arraignments, trials, witness testimonies, etc. Must be bilingual. Real courtroom observations required. Repeatable one time. Pre: 405 or consent.(Not offered Fall 2019)
 
TIM 301 Legal Environment of the Travel Industry (3)
Origin, development, and principles of common, statutory, constitutional, international, and maritime law relating to hospitality industry. A-F only. Pre: 101. Recommended: BLAW 200. ETH
 
TIM 321 Sociocultural Issues in Tourism (3)
Positive and negative impacts of tourism on society, social change, culture, residents, developing countries, and environment. Role of social planning.TIM majors only. Pre: 101. DS, ETH, WI
 
WS 384 Women and Politics (3)
Women’s role in political institutions and processes in the U.S. and other countries; female and male approaches to power; feminist political goals and actions. Pre: 151 (or concurrent) or 362 (or concurrent) or any 100 level POLS course (or concurrent); or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 384) DS
 
WS 435 Women and Crime (3)
Women’s relations with the criminal justice system; types of women’s offenses; responses to women’s crime; women as victims; women as workers in the criminal justice system. Recommended: at least one WS course. Pre: 151 or any 200- or 300-level WS course, or SOC 300; or consent. (Cross-listed as SOC 435) DS
 
WS 436 Gender, Justice and Law (3)
Exploration of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases related to sex and gender. Topics may include sex discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, privacy, and reproductive freedom. A-F only. Pre: one of WS 151, WS 175, WS 176, WS 202, WS 360, WS 381, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 368 and WS 436) DS, ETH (Not offered Fall 2019)
 
WS 439 Feminist Theory (3)
Contemporary debates in feminist theory concerning gender, race, and class; subjectivity and representation; gender and colonialism; bodies, sexualities and “nature.” Pre: any 300 level WS or POLS course, or consent. (Cross-listed as POLS 339) DS