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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Social Science


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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RCSSCI 220 / SOC 220. Political Economy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank W Thompson (fthom@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 275(RCNSCI 275). Social Dynamics of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan Presswood Wright (spwright@umich.edu) , Inigo Granzow-de La Cerda (inyigo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 290. Social Science Basic Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank W Thompson (fthom@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar is designed for students at the sophomore level or above who are seriously considering a Social Science concentration in the Residential College. The seminar is a requirement in the Social Science program; its purpose is to prepare students to pursue a concentration in Social Science in the RC.

Seminar sessions will introduce students to the RC Social Science faculty and upper-level Social Science concentrators, and discussion will center on how to turn general interests into problems that can be investigated systematically. Early on, students will begin working on their own with guidance from faculty and upper-level students whose interests complement theirs in order to complete the principal goal of the seminar: designing a coherent, individualized program of study for the Social Science concentration.

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RCSSCI 302. Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David E Pedersen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Social Science 301 or equivalent (as determined by the instructor). (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 311. Contemporary Globalizations.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ian Robinson (eian@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the interactions among the political, economic and ecological dimensions of globalization processes since World War II. The focus is on the national policies and international institutions that shape these processes, and the causal feedback loops that link the global political economy to the world's ecosystem. Case studies that concretize and illuminate contemporary debates concerning these relationships are an integral part of the course.

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RCSSCI 344 / HISTORY 344. The History of Detroit in the 20th Century.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles C Bright (cbright@umich.edu) , Ward

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 357 / HISTORY 345. History and Theory of Punishment.

Section 001 History & Theory of Punishment.

Instructor(s): Charles C Bright (cbright@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.

Section 001 Excellence, Equity, and the Politics of Education.

Instructor(s): David Thomas Burkam

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.

Section 002 Non-Violence in Action.

Instructor(s): Helen Fox (hfox@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey E Evans

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.

Section 004 Immigrant Identities in American Film: the Irish and the Chinese.

Instructor(s): Kenneth R Brown

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (4).

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RCSSCI 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.

Section 005 Labor in Mexico's Maquiladora Zone: Nogales Field Study.

Instructor(s): Ian Robinson (eian@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A growing share of the world's manufacturing is performed in "export processing zones" (EPZ) in the global South. One of the largest of these zones, employing over one million workers, is located in Mexico in a twelve mile wide strip along the U.S. border. This course explores the conditions of labor in this EPZ, known as the maquiladora zone. The centerpiece of the course is a one week field trip to Nogales, Sonora (one hour south of Tucson, AZ) during the Spring Break. During this time, we do home-stays with people who work in the factories, we visit factories and talk with managers, we meet community and labor organizers who are attempting to promote the worker rights recognized in the Mexican constitution, and we talk with workers migrating from further south who are attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Through readings, videos and the field experience in Nogales, this seminar course examines what workers are paid, what standard of living such wages permit, what rights maquila workers have, and rival explanations of these realities. We assess arguments that workers ought not to be paid more or treated better (e.g. the claim that any attempt at improvement would have negative impacts on foreign investment and employment). Finally, we evaluate the alternatives that critics of labor conditions in the maquilas, particularly the NGOs that belong to the tri-national Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, propose. This is a four credit course, capped at 20. Everyone in the course will be going to Nogales during the Spring Break. The course is open to all LS&A students; Residential College students will have priority for half the spaces.

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RCSSCI 374. Race, Gender, and Empire in the Nuclear Age.

Section 001 Meets with History 396.001.

Instructor(s): Gabrielle Hecht (hechtg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and permission of the instructor. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 460. Social Science Senior Seminar.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Derrick I M Gilbert

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 460. Social Science Senior Seminar.

Section 002 History and Politics of Chemical and Biological Warfare Disarmament.

Instructor(s): Susan Presswood Wright (spwright@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCSSCI 461. Senior Seminar.

Section 001 Immigrant Psychology. [3 Credits]. Meets with CAAS 458.006 and Psychology 401.003.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam (ramawasi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 401.003.

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