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Field Observation and Experiential Learning: Sonoma Developmental Center

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SOCI 189B - SOCI 189D

A day visit to California Youth Authority or a weekend trip to Napa State Hospital, Yountville Veterans’ Home, or Sonoma Developmental Center. Full exposure to institutional life. Exposure to a variety of behaviors within the institution. Interaction with residents and staff members, thus giving the student a full scope of the lifestyle within a total institution. Each learning experience may be taken once, for a total of 4 units of credit. Sign up for these courses at CAVE, located in the Bell Memorial Union. These courses may not be used to meet

ECON 345

The Economics of War

While many people are fascinated by the military tactics that win a war, wars are often fought for resources, and the side with the most resources usually wins. Even terrorism can be viewed from an economic perspective. This class first examines the circumstances in which war is good for the economy. Also covered are the following topics: the impact of defense spending, the supply of military labor, the rise of the corporate warrior, the process of weapons procurement, the cause and the effect of civil wars, the demand and supply of hatred, the rise of terrorism, and the demand and supply for weapons of mass destruction. Also emphasized are the wars in which the U.S. has participated starting with WWI and ending with the Iraq War and the War on Terrorism.

HIST 380

History of Colonial Latin America: Race, Ethnicity, and Class

An historical survey of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, with emphasis on Aztec and Inca societies, Iberia’s military, economic, and spiritual conquest, and the ways in which diverse colonial subjects resisted, adapted to, and assimilated colonial rule. Concludes by considering popular and elite culture in the late colonial period and tensions leading toward independence.

HIST 381

Modern Latin America

A survey of Latin America since independence from Iberia, highlighting the chaotic years of post-independence state building, the region’s integration into the global capitalist economy in the late nineteenth century, and the age of mass politics and revolutionary ferment after 1930. The final weeks focus on Latin America’s experience with military dictatorship and current transitions to democracy.

HIST 412

The Reformation and Early Modern Europe: 1400-1660

The breakdown of religious consensus among Europeans; the people and directions of Reform; technology and the military revolution of the period; rulers, people, and the idea of revolution; the reconsolidating of a European elite.


Comparative Government: Latin America

A study of the similarities and differences of the Latin American republics, concentrating on structures of government, historical traditions, political parties, and the role of the military. After a general introduction to these topics and the area, the class will emphasize an in-depth study of selected Latin American nations.


Inter-American Relations

Patterns of inter-American relations will be explored, with special attention to the effects of dependency on the American states and their reactions to it. Collaboration, avoidance, and resistance by Latin Americans will be examined within the context of the use of diplomacy and of military, political, and economic force by differing groups on both sides.

RECR 320

Leisure Services in Military Settings

Designed to familiarize students with the fundamental philosophy, rationale, psychology, and operation of leisure services in a military setting. This course will focus on civilian careers that provide recreational services to military service personnel and their dependents.

RECR 322

Trends in Recreation Services

Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200 or faculty permission. Theory and practice of organizing and directing programs, tournaments, and special events for sports and physical recreation activities which are applicable to health clubs, corporations, military, health spas, and communities.

Upper Division Theme: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

1 course selected from:

MATH 302

Science/Strategy in War/Peace

Prerequisites: Completion of the General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement, Mathematical Concepts.

PHYS 376

Nuclear Science

1 course selected from:

PHIL 342

War Roots: Peace Prospects

PHIL 344

Comparative Peace Studies

1 course selected from:

HIST 350

America’s Vietnam Experience

MJIS 356


This course is also offered as SOCI 356.

POLS 344

US Foreign Policy

SOCI 356


This course is also offered as MJIS 356.