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<strong>Need an extra unit to graduate? Give us two days.</strong><br /><br />
These courses are designed to allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while at the same time learning about the latest trends and hot topics in a variety of areas. Courses are currently offered in political science, public administration, and sociology. Each course consists of only two class meetings; typically a Friday/Saturday combination. Community members are also welcome to enroll.<br />
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<strong>Financial Aid</strong><br />
Courses may be eligible for financial aid if the student is using the units within their major to complete their degree. Please contact the <a href="http://www.sdsu.edu/financialaid" target="_blank">Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships</a> for more information.<br /><br />
Courses meet on the SDSU campus. Classroom numbers are listed with each course.<br /><br />
Courses typically meet on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday of the following week. Specific start and end times vary. These courses are usually offered during the fall and spring terms, though occasionally there may be summer offerings. Additional courses may be added throughout the semester; check back for updates.<br /><br />
<strong>Course Level</strong><br />
These are undergraduate, upper-division courses. Each course is one unit.<br /><br />
Grading is on a Credit/No Credit basis. No letter grades will be assigned. Students must attend all meetings and complete all assignments to receive credit.<br /><br />
You may register online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the <a href="/Pages/Engine.aspx?id=64#office">College of Extended Studies Registration Office</a> in the Gateway Center, facing Hardy Avenue. Be sure to register early; courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.<br /><br />
<strong>Transferring Credit</strong><br />
Students from other universities should first check with their school to make sure these units will transfer. Approval is up to the receiving institution.
The search to find new and more effective ways of resolving internal conflicts is a major preoccupation in today's world. The massive toll that modern wars have taken on civilian populations has given great urgency to this search. The violence done to the population through terror, the destruction of personal property, physical injury, and the loss of loved ones all point to the urgent need to build peace in our world. New and innovative approaches to humanitarian intervention and conflict resolution must be developed. New roles and tasks have emerged for international organizations such as the United Nations and the OSCE. At the same time, civil society organizations have increasingly played an important role in conflict resolution, through "second-track" or citizens' diplomacy, conflict sensitive approaches to development, as well as third party nonviolent intervention.
Overview of emergency man agement disciplines, including hazards and risk assessment, mitigation, preparedness, communications, response, recovery, and international disaster management.
Upper division standing
Examine the various policy issues related to substance use/abuse. The medical, criminal justice, and legalization paradigms will be presented, and their relationship to drug problem related polices will be presented.
The intersection of crime, criminal justice, and popular culture through analysis of contemporary films and television programs. Investigates ways in which pop culture discourse instantiate ideologies of crime and justice - and vice versa. The goal of this course is to explore these processes and provide students with an introduction to the emerging field of cultural criminology.
Special attention will be paid to limits of retributive discipline in schools, failure of zero tolerance policies, exploring the school-to-prison pipeline, and the role of school violence and school climate. We will look at the effectiveness of restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution practices in schools and limits of restorative justice. Interactive skill building activities will include facilitating dialogues between impacted parties, those responsible for harm, and the community. This includes preparing participants in pre-meetings, acknowledging cross-cultural considerations, managing the expression of emotions, providing support, developing a restorative plan, and ongoing mentoring.
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