500 Communicating across the Disciplines (3:3:0) Prerequisite: admission to MAIS concentration in global interaction. Provides an introduction to the range of disciplinary perspectives and their combinations necessary for analyzing and acting on critical research policy needs in the global arena. Using case examples from recent and contemporary events, students will analyze data, assess alternative policy and program approaches, and evaluate the relative contributions of different disciplines and fields, including the way those disciplines and fields vary across different national traditions and between the national and international levels.
510 Culture and Globalization (3:3:0) Prerequisite: SOAN 500. Provides continuing exposure to the range of disciplinary perspectives necessary for understanding crucial issues in the global arena. Through case examples, focuses on the intersections of culture and globalization. Analyzes existing data and assesses alternative policy and program approaches; illuminates interactions between globalization and culture.
670 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (4–8: 0–8:0–8) Prerequisite: graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Provides cross-disciplinary, pedagogical format in Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Covers variety of pedagogical formats, such as combining ethnographic field techniques taught in anthropology with sociological-based urban issues, or providing archaeological laboratory analyses with grounding in statistical techniques proposed by department faculty.