University of Washington

Course List: Autumn 2009

The following is a listing of Canadian Studies and Canadian content courses offered in Autumn Quarter 2009. Students should check individual departments and the online Time Schedule for changes, departmental requirements for enrollment, SLN numbers, location and updated descriptions. See http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/. To make an advising appointment, contact the Canadian Studies Student Advisor, Linda Iltis, at (206) 543-6001 or iltis@u.washington.edu.

Previous course lists

Task Force Photo at the Healy Students in the 2009 International Studies Program Task Force on Arctic Sovereignty, visit the US Coast Guard Healy. The Healy did three cruises in the Arctic this last summer. Two of the cruises brought together US and Canadian scientists who worked collaboratively to measure the continental shelf off of the Arctic coast.


College of Arts and Sciences
College of Built Environments
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of the Environment
College of Forest Resources
College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences
School of Public Health
School of Social Work
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
UW-Bothell
UW-Tacoma


College of Arts and Sciences

American Ethnic Studies

AAS 370 Japanese-American History and Culture (5)
T. Kashima
Historical roots and subsequent changes in the Japanese-American group examined through an interdisciplinary approach with some emphasis on Japanese-Canadians.

American Indian Studies

AIS 102 Survey of American Indian Studies (5) T. Colonnesse
This course covers the "peopling of the Americas," the archeology and anthropology of Canada and the US and the foundations of stereotypes about Native peoples
AIS 230 Contemporary Indians, Gaming and Casinos (5) M. Wright
Economies in aboriginal communities including Canada.
AIS 270 / SISCA 490 Pacific Northwest Natives (5) C. Coté
This course introduces students to the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest.
AIS 331 / HSTAA 331 American Indian History to 1840 (5) A. Harmon
Includes both Canadian and US histories.
AIS 443 / COM 443 Indigenous Films, Sovereign Visions(5) D. Hart
Explores fiction, documentary, experimental film, and digital media from indigenous artists from around the world with significant focus on Canadian aboriginal filmmakers.
AIS 475 Special Topics Indian Studies: Advance Native Voices (5) D. Hart
Explores theoretical, methodological and aesthetic issues in documentary film production in Canada and the US.

Anthropology

ANTH 331 / ART H 331 Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast (5) R. Wright
An understanding of the history of the arts and cultures of the indigenous Pacific Northwest Coast peoples, and skills which will enhance the appreciation of these arts and the ability to recognize different tribal and individual artists' styles.

Biology

BIOL 570 / ENVIR 570A / CFR 521C
Conservation of Living Systems: Trans-Boundary Experience (5) T. Hinckley / J. Tewsbury
Students will examine several trans-boundary conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest focusing on the Okanogan/Okanagan Rivery Valley watershed, and ecosystem that brings local state/provincial land managers together with Native Americans and First Nations leaders/managers, land owners, and environmental groups in Canada and the US.

Communication

COM 443 / AIS 443 Indigenous Films, Sovereign Visions (5) D. Hart
Explores fiction, documentary, experimental film, and digital media from indigenous artists from around the world. Focuses on personal, political, and cultural expression. Issues include media and sovereignty movements, political economy, language revitalization, the politics of decolonization, and indigenous aesthetics.
COM 444 Public Relation & Society (5) K. Fearn-Banks
Overview of issues, strategies, and role of public relations professionals in various areas of American society, including media relations, government relations, community affairs, and consumer relations.
COM 452 Crisis Communication (5) K. Fearn-Banks
Study of the functions of communications professionals during crises. Covers public relations professionals as advocates for organizations and companies in crisis and the news media as advocates of the mass public. Discussion of cases

Geography

GEOG 349 Geography of International Trade (5) J. Harrington
The course is an overview of theory, practice, and policy of international trade and foreign direct investment. After some reading on US-Canada trade trends and issues, students will write two papers on the trade patterns and policy of Canada, China or Mexico with respect to the US.
GEOG 476 / WOMEN 476 Women and the City (5) K. England
Explores the reciprocal relations between gender relations, the layout of cities, and the activities of urban residents in Canada and the US.

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

SISCA 490C / AIS 270 Pacific Northwest Natives (5) C. Coté
This course introduces students to the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest.
SISRE 555 / SMA 555 Comparative Marine Business in the North Pacific: Russia, Canada, Japan and the US (3) V. Kaczynski
The research seminar aims to improve students’ understanding of commercial cooperation in the marine economies of the North Pacific with a focus on increased interest in Canadian natural resources.

History of the Americas

HSTAA 301 Foundations of American Civilization (5) R. Johnson
Canadian content in discussion of development of New France and its relations with English America.
HSTAA 331 / AIS 331 American Indian History to 1840 (5) A. Harmon
Includes both Canadian and US histories.

Honors Arts and Sciences

HA&S 222
 
Introduction to Energy and Environment - Life Under the Pale Sun (5) P. Rhines
The course looks at environmental issues through the eyes of aboriginal peoples of the far north how the environment (air, sea, ice, land) shape their lives and how global change is affecting traditional life and health.

Linguistics

LING 600 Independent Study - Aboriginal Languages in British Columbia (5) S. Hargus
The course is designed to provide mentorship and direction for FLAS Fellow in Dane-Zaa, Julia Miller.

Women Studies

WOMEN 383 / HSTAA 373 Social History of American Women (5) S. Yee
Including Canadian women's history focused on Canadian women’s migration to the US and the temperance movement in Canada.
WOMEN 476 / GEOG 476 Women and the City (5) K. England
Explores the reciprocal relations between gender relations, the layout of cities, and the activities of urban residents in Canada and the US.

College of Built Environments

Urban Planning

URBDP 479 The Urban Design (3) A. Moudon
The course deals with urban form and development characteristics and processes. Cases include Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
URBDP 508 Urban Design Studio (5) D. Abramson
Includes some Canadian case studies.
URBDP 585 Intro to Preservation Planning (3) M. Chalana
Includes case studies from Vancouver, South Asian communities.
URBDP 598F Urban Transportation Planning (4) M. Hallenbeck
Research on new technologies being implemented at the Canadia-US border crossing to speed the processing of passengers and freight through the international border, while simultaneously improving the security checks that are required to maintain national security and look for contraband substances.

College of Education

Educational Psychology

EDPSY 582 Multilingual, Socialization and Development Research Education Group (3) B. Jegatheesan
In this course students will begin to develop a familiarity in socialization and development research as it relates to bi and multilingual immigrant and indigenous groups in the US and Canada.

College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE 416 Urban Transportation Planning and Design (3)
M. Hallenbeck
Brief review of major issues in urban transportation planning, including US-Canadian cross-border issues.
CEE 580 Urban Transportation Planning (4) M. Hallenbeck
Introduction to transportation planning, including trends and issues in both the US and Canada, land use and transportation interaction, surveys, public involvement, demand management, technology, forecasting, impacts, and policy strategies.

College of the Environment

Program on the Environment

ENVIR 490 Pre-Capstone Seminar (5) M. Reese
Incorporates international case studies into projects including comparing the US environmental movement to similar efforts in Canada to promote international environmental cooperation.
ENVIR 500 Seminar in Environmental Studies (3) T. Hinckley
Assessment of national parks in Canada and the US.
ENVIR 570A / CFR 521C / BIOL 570 Conservation of Living Systems: Trans-Boundary Experience (5) T. Hinckley / J. Tewksbury
Students will examine several trans-boundary conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest focusing on the Okanogan/Okanagan Rivery Valley watershed, and ecosystem that brings local state/provincial land managers together with Native Americans and First Nations leaders/managers, land owners, and environmental groups in Canada and the US.

College of Forest Resources

College of Forest Resources

CFR 521C / BIOL 570 / ENVIR 570A Conservation of Living Systems: Trans-Boundary Experience (5) T. Hinckley / J. Tewksbury
Students will examine several trans-boundary conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest focusing on the Okanogan/Okanagan Rivery Valley watershed, and ecosystem that brings local state/provincial land managers together with Native Americans and First Nations leaders/managers, land owners, and environmental groups in Canada and the US.

Environmental Science and Resource Management

ESRM 320 Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective (5) D. Paun
Introduction to business concepts relating to marketing, human resource management, small businesses and entrepreneurship, and economics in the context of environmental resource management including case studies from Canada.

Paper Science and Engineering

PSE 211 Creativity and Society (5) G. Allan
Explores the nature of creativity and innovation in US and other societies. Investigates the processes of thinking and techniques of idea generation in fields such as art, music, science, engineering and medicine. Course includes Canadian creativity and innovation.

College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

FISH 323 Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources (5) R. Hilborn
Canadian content includes the examination of three Canadian fisheries, the Newfoundland cod fishery, the Great Lakes, and the Pacific Halibut.
FISH 600 Independent Study/Research - Task Force: Arctic Sovereignty (1-10) V. Gallucci
Included history of Canadian sovereignty efforts in the Arctic, the international race for resources, and the role of Arctic peoples, particularly Canada's Inuit, in shaping new directions in international foreign policy.

Marine Affairs

SMA 555 / SISRE 555 Comparative Marine Business in the North Pacific: Russia, Canada, Japan and the US (5) V. Kaczynski
The research seminar aims to improve students’ understanding of commercial cooperation in the marine economies of the North Pacific with a focus on increased interest in Canadian natural resources.

School of Public Health

Health Services

HSERV 552 Health Policy Development (5) A. Katz
Course includes comparative health policy examples from Canada.

School of Social Work

Social Work

SOCW 315 Community Service Learning (2) S. De Mello
This course enables students to focus on the challenges in promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations and enhancing the quality of life for all at a local and global level. A special focus at the global level is directed at understanding how the US and Canada respond to global human needs.
SOCW 405 Fieldwork Seminar (1) S. De Mello
Seminar course that enables students to compare and contrast social work practice and policies across the 49th parallel. The course is offered quarterly and once annually takes students to Vancouver, British Columbia for field research.
SOCW 415 Begin Field Instruction (4) S. De Mello
Students are placed in selected social service agencies and accept beginning social service assignments under the supervision of competent agency personnel. Some students engage in joint, Canada-US practicum activities.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies

GTTL 600 Independent Study (1-10)
G. Shelton
Opportunity to pursue GTTL-related issues that may not be explored in established UW courses. Most students pursue cross-border research topics.

UW-Bothell

Education

B EDUC 408 Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Multicultural Education and Social Studies (5)
C. Banks
Explores major theoretical, political, and pedagogical issues in multicultural education, including issues in Canada.

UW-Tacoma

Education

T EDUC 520 Multicultural Education (3)
A. Henry
Societal and classroom issues that occur in both the U.S. and Canada will be used to analyze how educators are working against enduring issues such as the achievement gap and high dropout rates.

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Community and Social Institutions General

T CSIG 436 North American Regions (5)
M. Allan
Examines the various regions of North America in comparative fashion including characteristics of the New England, Southern, frontier, Mississippi Valley, Canadian, Pacific Northwestern, and Southwestern regions of North America.

Social Work

T SOCW 531B Child and Family Policy and Services (3)
J. Laakso
Explores current policy issues in the areas of child, youth, and family services; offers historical background on development of selected policies and provides opportunity to examine political nature of policy choices in both the US and Canada.

 

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