Cursos en el extranjero

La University of California San Diego, está ubicada en La Jolla, una de las áreas de mayor poder adquisitivo de EE.UU. San Diego es conocida por su fantástico clima y sus extensas playas de arena, donde practicar el Surf, Vela, Scuba Dive, Windsurf y también por sus espléndidos campos de Golf.

Su emplazamiento natural y su clima hacen de San Diego una interesante ciudad para estudiar en el extranjero durante un largo período de tiempo. UCSD es una prestigiosa universidad americana que ofrece, durante el verano, una amplia variedad de cursos sobre temas muy variados y de gran calidad, conocidas como University of California San Diego Summer Sessions. Se trata de una Universidad que ofrece un ambiente ideal para estudiar en Estados Unidos. Las UCSD Summer Session ofrecen cursos de 5 semanas de duración. Ver información del Centro de Estudios

Fechas y Duración

5 semanas: Junio 29 –  Agosto 4, 2018
5 semanas: Agosto 3 – Septiembre 8, 2018

REQUISITOS: Nivel de idioma avanzado. TOEFL 90 iBT, CAE, IELTS 7.0
NIVEL: el nivel de la materia depende del programa escogido
VISADO: Turismo o Estudiante

Ver información de los Cursos

Alojamiento

– En campus M.P.: Media pensión. Habitación compartida.

Recomendamos:
1.- Ver si las fechas y duración de la universidad encajan con tu disponibilidad.
2.- Ver los cursos que se imparten en cada área clicando en cada una de ellas en la zona inferior de la página.
3.- Cuando sepas los cursos que más te interesan, comprueba las fechas y el horario en que se imparten para que no se solapen entre ellos.

Características


Acceso a instalaciones del campus

Biblioteca

Cafetería

Curso acreditado

Espacio lounge

Instalaciones deportivas

Jardín / Terrazza

Restaurante

Sala con ordenadores

WiFi

Precios y fechas

Haz clic en cualquiera de los precios de la tabla para rellenar la calculadora de presupuestos.

Elije la duración: de 5 a 5 semanas

Semanas
5

Summer Sessions, 1 curso

4 créditos

En campus M.P
7.670 €
Fechas de inicio: 29 de Junio. 3 de Agosto.

Summer Sessions, 2 cursos

8 créditos

En campus M.P
8.750 €
Fechas de inicio: 3 de Julio. 7 de Agosto.

Suplemento por crédito adicional del 310 € por crédito

Los precios incluyen

  • Matrícula e impuestos
  • Clases (número de horas según programa)
  • Test de nivel en destino
  • Certificado acreditativo del curso
  • Alojamiento (comidas según programa)
  • Gestión de visado

Los precios no incluyen

  • Billete de avión
  • Seguro médico y de accidentes (opcional):
    Europa: 50 € /mes. Resto países: 70 € /mes
    En el caso de las Universidades de EEUU es obligatorio adquirir su seguro médico
  • Tarifa de visado

Los estudiantes pueden apuntarse a uno o dos cursos de UCSD en las 5 semanas de estudio intensivo. Con los cursos de summer sessions en UCSD los estudiantes consiguen créditos universitarios y viven en el campus con estudiantes americanos.

Los estudiantes que quieran realizar un solo curso entran en el país como turistas. Aquellos que cojan dos cursos tienen que obtener un visado de estudiante y empezar a tramitarlo con dos meses de antelación a la fecha de inicio del curso.

Los cursos de Summer Session cuentan con un número de plazas limitado para cada una de las materias, por lo que los cursos se van llenando con estudiantes americanos e internacionales. Algunos cursos pueden pedir que el estudiante tenga experiencia previa en el tema.

Los cursos cubren las siguientes materias: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre and Dance, Visual Arts… entre otros

El contenido y horario de los cursos los puedes encontrar en la zona de inscripción.

Dirigido a:
Buenos estudiantes universitarios, con un nivel de inglés intermedio, que quieran realizar un curso especializado junto con estudiantes americanos.

Requisitos
Notas de la carrera de los dos últimos años más recientes traducidas al inglés
Acreditar Nivel de Inglés intermedio:
– TOEFL paper-based: 550
– TOEFL computer-based: 213
– TOEFL internet-based: 80
– TOEIC: 760
– IELTS: 6.5
– Cambridge FCE or Advanced Exams: Pass

Duración
– 5 semanas
– El horario depende del curso escogido

Las Summer Sessions se imparten en el campus de UC San Diego. Bien equipado y ubicado en La Jolla, una de las zonas de San Diego con mayor poder adquisitivo. El campus de la universidad de San Diego es un lugar ideal para estudiar, practicar deportes y disfrutar de la ciudad.

Además, los estudiantes pueden disfrutar de todas las instalaciones del campus y vivir con estudiantes americanos que también cursan asignaturas de Summer Sessions. UCSD cuenta con una gran cantidad de instalaciones deportivas al aire libre:

  • Piscina exterior y piscina cubierta.
  • Más de 20 pistas de tenis.
  • Pistas de Beach bolleyball y de basketball.
  • Campus de fútbol.
  • Aquatic center.

 

Why choose UC San Diego?

UCSD, a Great University:
– Part of the ten-campus University of California system
– Ranked as the hottest university for science by Newsweeek, seventh in the U.S. in federal research dollars
– Ranked 14th internationally in the 2008 Academic Rankings of the World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China
– Eight Novel Prize winners on the faculty
– A huge campus (over 5 square kilometers) overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a community over 27.000 students.
– Excellent campus location
– UC San Diego ranked top surfing school in the US
– Highly experienced International Student Services staff
– Good resources:
10 libraries
3 hospitals on campus
Full athletics facilities, including marine sports, 20 tennis courts, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, 3 swim-ming pools, and many more
Numerous computer labs
Several cafeterias
– 27,000 students
– Good location: safe, upscale suburb

San Diego, a Great Location:
– America’s Finest City” with a great quality of life
– 100 kilometers of beaches, mountains up to 2,000 meters, and the best climate in the United States
– Population 1,3 million in the city and 3 million in the county
– Center for biomedical research, electronics and telecommunications
– The perfect base for exploring California, the southwest and nearby Mexico
– Voted for the “Best Rides in America” by Bicycling Magazine”
– San Diego Attractions: Water Sports, Sea World, San Diego Harbor, San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, Downtown gaslamp quarter, Balboa Park

Student Health Services on Campus:
UCSD Summer Sessions students have access to UC San Diego’s Student Health Services. The campus Student Health Services center provides quality primary medial care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray.

The student Health Services center is located on campus and is open Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m. (Service hours may vary). For emergencies students must go to Thornton Hospital, which is located on campus.

El mapa muestra la zona, no la ubicación exacta.

To help you make the most out of your stay, we organize a great variety of afternoon and evening activities and weekend excursions to nearby attractions. These acivities provide opportunities to meetAmerican students and to go on excursions to nearby attractions: Welcome Party, Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Magic Mountain, Universal studios, Whale Watching, Conversation Café

Weekend trips include visits to Disneyland or universal Studios, whales watching and baseball game. You also have opportunities to meet American students through our monthly Conversation Café. Some activities are free of charge but some others are not.

UC San Diego Sport and Events
While studying at UCSD, you can take advantage of all the UCSD campus has to offer. UCSD is great for outdoor activities and has one of the most comprehensive sports facilities among San Diego schools:

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
  • Over 20 tennis courts.
  • Beach bolleyball and basketball courts.
  • Soccer fields.
  • An aquatic center.
  • Sailing
  • Surfing

San Diego Attractions
Year-round mild climate, beautiful beaches, and proximity to many other California attractions make San Diego the ideal location for a variety of leisure activities such us:

  • Beaches desers and mountains.
  • Hiking and biking trails.
  • Museums.
  • Playhouses and theaters.
  • Music and symphony halls.
  • Shopping and restaurants.

Áreas de estudio

Summer Sessions, University of California, San Diego

Escoge un área de estudio

  • Contenido: : elección de 1 ó 2 cursos entre las siguientes áreas: Consultar el área que más interese para ver los distintos cursos que se imparten en cada sesión:

    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Cognitive Science
    • Communication
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Critical Gender Studies
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Economics
    • Human Development
    • History
    • Humanities
    • English Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical &Aerospace Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Structural Engineering
    • Theatre & Dance
    • Urban Studies &Planning
    • Visual Arts
    • Writing Programs

Anthropology

Language in Society
After a brief introduction to linguistic concepts, the course covers the relations between culture and language, how languages reflect culture, how languages change, language and social life, language and political policy.

Introduction to Culture
An introduction to the anthropological approach to understanding human behavior, with an examination of data from a selection of societies and cultures.

World Prehistory
This course examines theories and methods used by archaeologists to investigate the origins of human culture. A variety of case studies from around the world are examined. (Recommended for many upper-division archaeology courses.)

The Study of Primates in Nature
Major primate field studies will be studied to illustrate common features of primate behavior and behavioral diversity. Topics will include communication, female hierarchies, protocultural behavior, social learning and tool use, play, cognition, and self-awareness. (Prerequisite for several upper-division biological anthropology courses.)

Archaeological Field and Lab Class
The archaeological field and laboratory class will take place at Moquegua, Peru. It is an introduction to the research design of interdisciplinary projects, the technique of data collections, the methods of excavation and post-excavation lab work. Course materials fee is required.

Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon
The civilizations of Wari and Tiwanaku built the first empires of Andean South America long before the Inca. Middle Horizon (AD 500–1000) mythohistory, urbanism, state origins, art, technology, agriculture, colonization, trade, and conquest are explored using ethnohistory and archaeological sources.

Language and Culture
An introduction to the study of cultural patterns of thought, action, and expression, in relation to language. We consider comparatively semiotics and structuralism, cognition and categorization, universals vs. particulars, ideologies of stasis and change, cultural reconstruction, and ethnopoetics.

Gender, Sexuality, and Society
How are gender and sexuality shaped by cultural ideologies, social institutions, and social change? We explore their connections to such dimensions of society as kinship and family, the state, religion, and popular culture. We also examine alternative genders/sexualities cross-culturally.

Childhood and Adolescence
This course examines the diversity of practices of child-rearing, socialization, and enculturation across cultures, and the role of culture in the development of personality, morality, spirituality, sexuality, emotion, and cognition.

Rituals and Celebrations
Explores the nature and significance of ritual. The course will examine religious rituals, civic festivals, and popular celebrations. Topics include ritual symbolism, social and psychological aspects of ritual, life cycle rites, urban festivals, ritual theory.

Human Origins
An introduction to human evolution from the perspective of physical anthropology, including evolutionary theory and the evolution of the primates, hominids, and modern humans. Emphasis is placed on evidence from fossil remains and behavioral studies of living primates. Prerequisite for upper-division biological anthropology courses.

Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies
This course focuses on the debate about multiculturalism in American society. It examines the interaction of race, ethnicity, and class, historically and comparatively, and considers the problem of citizenship in relation to the growing polarization of multiple social identities.

Biology

Metabolic Biochemistry

Energy-producing pathways–glycolysis, the TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, and fatty acid oxidation; and biosynthetic pathways–gluconeogenesis, glycogen synthesis, and fatty acid biosynthesis. Nitrogen metabolism, urea cycle, amino acid metabolism, neucleotide metabolism, and metabolism of macromolecules.

Genetics

An introduction to the principles of heredity in diploid organisms, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Mendelian inheritance; population genetics; quantitative genetics; linkage; sex determination; meiotic behavior of chromosome aberrations, gene structure, regulation, and replication; genetic code. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

AIDS Science and Society

An introduction to all aspects of the AIDS epidemic. Topics will include the epidemiology, biology, and clinical aspects of HIV infection, HIV testing, education and approaches to therapy, and the social, political, and legal impacts of AIDS on the individual and society.

The Cell

An introduction to cellular structure and function, to biological molecules, bioenergetics, to the genetics of both procaryotic and eucaryotic organisms, and to the elements of molecular biology. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

Multicellular Life

An introduction to the development and the physiological processes of plants and animals. Included are treatments of reproduction, nutrition, respiration, transport systems, regulation of the internal environment, the nervous system, and behavior. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation. Prerequisite: BILD 1.

Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

The first principles of evolutionary theory, classification, ecology, and behavior; a phylogenetic synopsis of the major groups of organisms from viruses to primates.

Human Impact on the Environment

Course will focus on issues such as global warming, species extinction, and human impact on the oceans and forests. History and scientific projections will be examined in relation to these events. Possible solutions to these worldwide processes and a critical assessment of their causes and consequences will be covered.

Recombinant DNA Techniques

Theory and practice of recombinant DNA and molecular biology techniques. Includes construction and screening of DNA libraries, DNA sequencing, PCR and its applications, bioinformatics, and RNA analysis. Prerequisite: BILD 1

Laboratory in Microbiology

Course emphasizes fundamental principles of microbiology, including comparative bacterial morphology and physiology, pure culture techniques, and bacterial growth. Additional studies include bacteriophage interactions, antibiotics, the use of bio-assays, natural microbial communities through metagenomics and enrichment, and bacteria in biotechnology.

Mammalian Physiology I

This course introduces the concepts of physiological regulation, controlled and integrated by the nervous and endocrine systems. It then examines the muscular, cardiovascular, and renal systems in detail and considers their control through the interaction of nervous activity and hormones. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion. Prerequisites: BILD 1; BILD 2.

Nutrition

Elaborates the relationship between diet and human metabolism, physiology, health, and disease. Covers the functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and discusses dietary influences on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

Human Reproduction and Development

This course is addressed to the development of the human sexual system, including gametogenesis, fertilization, and embryo implantation. Emphasis is placed on the physiology of reproductive functions. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion. Prerequisites: BIBC 102 and BICD 100.

Fundamental Concepts of Modern Biology

An introduction to the biochemistry and genetics of cells and organisms; illustrations are drawn from microbiology and human biology. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion. This course is designed for non-biology students and does not satisfy a lower-division requirement for any biology major.

Molecular Biology

Molecular basis of biological processes, emphasizing gene action in context of entire genome. Chromosomes and DNA metabolism: chromatin, DNA replication, repair, mutation, recombination, transposition. Transcription, protein synthesis, regulation of gene activity. Procaryotes and eucaryotes Prerequisites: BIBC 100 or BIBC 102, BICD 100.

Systems Neurobiology

This course covers integrated networks of nerve cells, including simple circuits like those involved in spinal reflexes. We will study how information and motor output is integrated and processed in the brain. We will also discuss higher-level neural processing. Prerequisites: BILD 1, 2, and BIBC 100 or 102.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Thermodynamic behavior of pure substances and mixtures. Properties of solutions, phase equilibria. Thermodynamic cycles. Chemical equilibria for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.

Process Modeling and Computation in Chemical Engineering

Introduction to elementary numerical methods with applications to chemical engineering problems using a variety of problem solving strategies. Error analysis. Concepts of mathematical modeling, material and energy balances, and probability and statistics with applications to design problems.

Chemistry

General Chemistry I

First quarter of a three-quarter sequence intended for science and engineering majors. Topics include: atomic theory, bonding, molecular geometry, stoichiometry, gas laws, solids and solutions, and thermochemistry..

General Chemistry II

Second quarter of a three-quarter sequence intended for science and engineering majors. Topics include: three laws of thermodynamics, physical equilibria, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, solubility. Prerequisites: Chem. 6A or 6AH, Math. 10A or 20A.

Introduction Inorganic Chemistry Lab

General Chemistry III
Third quarter of a three-quarter sequence intended for science and engineering majors. Topics include: electrochemistry, kinetics, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Prerequisite: Chem. 6B or 6BH.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory course emphasizing classical quantitative chemical analysis techniques, including separation and gravimetric methods, as well as an introduction to instrumental analysis. Prerequisites: Chem. 6C or 6CH or equivalent, and Chem. 6BL or equivalent; Phys. 2CL or 2BL recommended. A materials fee is required for this course. A mandatory safety exam must be passed within the first two weeks.

Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to organic chemistry, with applications to biochemistry. Bonding theory, isomerism, stereochemistry, chemical and physical properties. Introduction to substitution, addition, and elimination reactions. Students may not receive credit for both Chem. 140A and Chem. 141A. Prerequisite: Chem. 6C or equivalent course in general chemistry.

Organic Chemistry II
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I, 140A. Methods of analysis, chemistry of hydrocarbons, chemistry of the carbonyl group. Introduction to the reactions of biologically important molecules. Students may not receive credit for both Chem. 141B and Chem. 140B. Prerequisite: Chem. 140A (a grade of C or higher in Chem. 140A is strongly recommended).

Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. Separation, and purification, spectroscopy, product analysis, and effects of reaction conditions. Prerequisites: Chem. 6BL and Chem. 140A or Chem. 141A. A materials fee is required. A mandatory safety exam must be passed within the first two weeks.

Environmental Chemistry
The chemical basis of air and water pollution, chlorofluorocarbons and the ozone hole, the environmental impact of radioactive waste disposal, mineral resource usage, and nuclear energy. Prerequisite: Chem. 6C or 6CH or equivalent.

Biochemical Structure and Function
Introduction to biochemistry from a structural and functional viewpoint. .

Organic Chemistry III
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I (140A) and Organic Chemistry II (140B). Organic chemistry of biologically important molecules: carboxylic acids, carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, biopolymers, natural products.

Cognitive Science

Introduction to Computing

A practical introduction to computers. Designed for undergraduates in the social sciences. Topics include: basic operations of personal computers (MAC, PC), UNIX, word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, and creating web pages using the World Wide Web. No previous background in computing required..

Minds and Brains

How damaged and normal brains influence the way humans solve problems, remember or forget, pay attention to things; how they affect our emotions, and the way we use language in daily life.

Neurobiology of Cognition
Introduction to the organization and functions of the nervous system. Topics include molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, and behavioral neurobiology. Specifically, structure and function of neurons, peripheral and central nervous systems, sensory, motor, and control systems, learning and memory mechanisms.

Introduction to Programming for Cognitive Science
Fundamentals of computer programming are introduced. Topics include: fundamentals of computer architecture, variables, functions, and control structures; writing, testing, and debugging programs; programming style and basic software design. Examples and exercises focus on cognitive science applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 10A or 20A.

Sensation and Perception
An introduction to the experimental study of cognition with a focus on sensation and perception. Prerequisite: Cognitive Science 1.

Communication Disorders in Children and Adults
Neural bases of language use in normal adults, and neural bases of language and communication development in normal children. Evidence on the language and communication deficits in adults (especially aphasia and dementia) and children (specific language impairment, focal brain injury, retardation, and autism). Prerequisites: upper-division standing.

Language
An introduction to structure of natural language, and to the cognitive processes that underline its acquisition, comprehension, and production. This course covers findings from linguistics, computer science, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience to provide an integrated perspective on human language abilities. Recommended: Cognitive Science 101A.

Modeling and Data Analysis
Exposure to the basic computational methods useful throughout cognitive science. Computing basic statistics, modeling learning individuals, evolving populations, communicating agents, and corpus-based lingusitics will be considered. Prerequisite: Cognitive Science 18 or equivalent programming course or consent of instructor.

Communication

Gender and Media

This course examines the work of women artists and the history of the representation of women in the media, from the beginnings of cinema to the present, and offers a basic introduction to feminist media theory. It focuses on the representation of gender, and narrative and experimental strategies used by women media makers, and the role of the female spectator. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of the instructor..

Cultural Domination and Resistance

Explores theories and narratives of cultural power, contemporary practices of resistance. Texts from a wide range of disciplines consider how domination is enacted, enforced, and what modes of resistance are employed to contend with uses and abuses of political power. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Topics in Communication: Culture
Specialized study in communication and culture with topics to be determined by the instructor for any given quarter. Past topics include critical theory, rituals and spectacles. May be repeated for credit three times. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Communication
An historical introduction to the development of the means of human communication, from language and early symbols through the introduction of writing, printing, and electronic media, to today’s digital and multimedia revolution. Examines the effect of communications media on human activity, and the historical forces that shape their development and use. Offered fall and spring quarters.

Senior Seminar
The Senior Seminar Program is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members in a small group setting to explore an intellectual topic in Communication (at the upper-division level). Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Senior Seminars may be taken for credit up to four times, with a change in topic, and permission of the department. Enrollment is limited to twenty students, with preference given to seniors. Prerequisites: department stamp, consent of instructor, and upper-division standing.

Biography and Life Stories
Course examines several different ways of telling stories as a form of communication: our own life and about the lives of others. There are also the occasions that the life stories of ordinary people are told at and celebrated: for example, funerals, festschrifts, retirement dinners, fiftieth-anniversary parties, and retrospective art shows. Prerequisite: COHI 100 or consent of instructor.

Media Stereotypes
An examination of how the media present society’s members and activities in stereotypical formats. Reasons for and consequences of this presentation are examined. Student responsibilities will be: (a) participation in measurement and analysis of stereotype presentations; (b) investigating techniques for assessing both cognitive and behavioral effects of such scripted presentations on the users of media. Course can be taken to meet COCU major requirement. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Communication as a Social Force
A critical overview of areas of macro communication and analysis, with special emphasis on the development of communication institutions, including broadcasting, common carriers, and information industries. Questions regarding power, ideology, and the public interest are addressed. Prerequisite: COGN 20. Offered fall quarter.

History of Electronic Media
This course considers the social, cultural, economic, and technological contexts that have shaped electronic media, from the emergence of radio and television to their convergence through the internet, and how these pervasive forms of audiovisual culture have impacted American society. Prerequisite: COSF 100 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Topics in Communication: Social Force
Specialized study in communication as a social force with topics to be determined by the instructor for any given quarter. Past topics include information as a commodity and book publishing. May be repeated for credit three times. Prerequisite: COSF 100 or consent of instructor.

Political Economy of International Communications
The character and forms of international communications. Emerging structures of international communications. The United States as the foremost international communicator. Differential impacts of the free flow of information and the unequal roles and needs of developed and developing economies in international communications. Prerequisite: COSF 100 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Communication and Culture
Processes of communication shape and are shaped by the cultures within which they occur. This course emphasizes the ways in which cultural understandings are constructed and transmitted via the variety of communication media available to members. A wide range of cultural contexts are sampled, and the different ways that available communication technologies (language, writing, electronic media) influence the cultural organization of people’s lives are analyzed. Prerequisite: COGN 20, or HDP 1, or consent of instructor. Offered winter quarter.

How to Read a Film
The purpose of this course is to increase our awareness of the ways we commonly interpret or make understandings from movies and to enrich and increase the means by which one can enjoy and comprehend movies. We will talk about movies and we will explore a range of methods and approaches to film interpretation. Readings will emphasize major and diverse theorists, including: Bazin, Eisenstein, Cavell, and Mulvey. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

Communication and the Environment
Survey of the communication practices found in environment controversies. The sociological aspects of environmental issues will provide background for the investigation of environmental disputes in particular contested areas, such as scientific institutions, communities, work-places, governments, popular culture, and the media. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

American Television in the 1970s
Course will explore the politics and culture of the 1970s through the lens of network television programming and the decade’s most provocative sitcoms, dramas, variety shows, and news features. Students will analyze television episodes and read relevant media studies scholarship. Prerequisite: COCU 100 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Communication and the Individual
An introduction to theories of human mental processes which emphasizes the central role of mediation. The course covers methods of research that permit the study of mind in relation to different media and contexts of use. The traditional notion of media effects is critically examined in a number of important domains, including television, film, writing, and oral language. Prerequisite: COGN 20 or HDP 1, or consent of instructor.

Communication in Organizations
Organizations are analyzed as historically-evolving discursive systems of activity mediated by talk, text, and artifacts. The class covers sense making, coordinating, symbolizing, talking, negotiating, reading and writing, story-telling, joking, and visualizing in organizations. Exemplary case studies, employing several complementary theoretical frameworks, are used to analyze these communicative processes. Prerequisite: COHI 100 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Topics in Communication: Human Information Processing
Specialized study in communication: human information processing with topics to be determined by the instructor for any given quarter. May be repeated for credit three times. Prerequisite: COHI 100 or consent of the instructor.

Social Issues of Media Production
Analyze forms of social issue media production, photography, audio/radio, arts, crafts, Web, print zines, political documentary. Students work with several forms of media making: video, audio, Web design, and a project in their chosen format. Prerequisites: COGN 21 and COGN 22, or consent of instructor.

History of U.S. Political Communication
Survey of the history of political communication in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Students will work on term papers in which they will undertake original historical research.

Computer Science and Engineering

Fluency in Information Technology

Introduces the concepts and skills necessary to effectively use information technology. Includes basic concepts and some practical skills with computer and networks.

Mathematical Beauty in Rome

Exploration of topics in mathematics and engineering as they relate to classical architecture in Rome, Italy. In depth geometrical analysis and computer modeling of basic structures (arches, vaults, domes), and on-site studies of the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Prerequisites: Math. 10A or Math. 20A; departmental approval, and co-requisite of CSE 6GS.

Introduction to Programming I
Introduction to algorithms and top-down problem solving. Introduction to the C language including functions, arrays, and standard libraries. Basic skills for using a PC graphical user interface operating system environment. File maintenance utilities are covered. (A student may not receive credit for CSE 5A after receiving credit for CSE 10 or CSE 11 or CSE 8B or CSE 9B or CSE 62B or CSE 65.) Prerequisite: A familiarity with high-school level algebra is expected, but this course assumes no prior programming knowledge.

Mathematical Beauty in Rome Lab
Companion course to CSE 4GS where theory is applied and lab experiments are carried out “in the field” in Rome, Italy. For final projects, students will select a complex structure (e.g., the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s, etc.) to analyze and model, in detail, using computer-based tools. Prerequisites: Math. 10A or Math. 20B; departmental approval, and co-requisite of CSE 4GS.

Introduction to Computer Science and Object-Oriented Programming: Java
Introduction to computer science and programming using the Java language. Basic UNIX. Modularity and abstraction. Documentation, testing and verification techniques. Basic object-oriented programming including inheritance and dynamic bind. Exception handling. Event-driven programming. Experience with AWT library or other similar library. Prerequisites: high-school algebra and a course in programming in a compiled language. Majors only.

Basic Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design
Basic data structures including stacks, queues, lists, binary trees, hash tables. Basic object-oriented design including encapsulation, polymorphism, classes as the implementation of abstract data types. Memory management, pointers, recursion, and big-o notation. Uses the C/C++ and Java programming language. Prerequisites: CSE 8B or CSE 11, and CSE 15L.

Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Basic discrete mathematical structure: sets, relations, functions, sequences, equivalence relations, partial orders, and number systems. Methods of reasoning and proofs: propositional logic, predicate logic, induction, recursion, and pigeonhole principle. Infinite sets and diagonalization. Basic counting techniques; permutation and combinations. Applications will be given to digital logic design, elementary number theory, design of programs, and proofs of program correctness. Credit not offered for both Math. 15A and CSE 20. Equivalent to Math 15A. Prerequisites: CSE 8A or CSE 8B or CSE 11. CSE 8B or CSE 11 may be taken concurrently with CSE 20/ Math. 15A.

Advanced Data Structures
High-performance data structures and supporting algorithms. Use and implementation of data structures like (un)balanced trees, graphs, priority queues, and hash tables. Also memory management, pointers, recursion. Theoretical and practical performance analysis, both average case and amortized. Uses C++ and STL. Credit not offered for both Math. 176 and CSE 100. Equivalent to Math. 176. Prerequisite: CSE 21 or Math. 15B or consent of instructor.

Critical Gender Studies

Gender, Modernity, and Globalization
The global effects of modernity, modernization, and globalization on men and women. Topics: international consumer culture; international divisions of labor; construction of sexuality and gender within global movements; the migrations of people, capital, and culture.

Conceptualizing Gender: Theories and Methods
This course will compare the uses of gender as a category of analysis across academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with particular attention to research methodologies.

Sexuality and Nation
This course explores the nexus of sex, race, ethnicity, gender, and nation and considers their influence on identity; sexuality; migration movement and borders; and other social, cultural, and political issues that these constructs affect.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Linear Control System Theory

Stability of continuous- and discrete-time single-input/single-output linear time-invariant control systems emphasizing frequency domain methods. Transient and steady-state behavior. Stability analysis by root locus, Bode, Nyquist, and Nichols plots. Compensator design. Prerequisite: ECE 60B or ECE 53A–B or MAE 140 with a grade of C– or better. (S).

Engineering Computation

Students learn the C programming language with an emphasis on high-performance numerical computation. The commonality across programming languages of control structures, data structures, and I/O is also covered. Techniques for using MatLab to graph the results of C computations are developed. Prerequisites: a familiarity with basic mathematics such as trigonometry functions and graphing is expected but this course assumes no prior programming knowledge. (F,W)

Field Study in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Directed study and research at laboratories and observatories away from the campus. (P/NP grades only.) Prerequisites: consent of instructor and approval of the department.

Economics

Principles of Microeconomics

Introduction to the study of the economic system. Course will introduce the standard economic models used to examine how individuals and firms make decisions in perfectly competitive markets.

Market Imperfections and Policy

Analysis of monopoly and imperfectly competitive markets, market imperfections and the role of government.

Principles of Macroeconomics
Introductory macroeconomics: unemployment, inflation, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy.

Financial Accounting
Recording, organizing, and communicating financial information relating to business entities. No prerequisites.

Microeconomics A
Economic analysis of household determination of the demand for goods and services, consumption/saving decisions, and the supply of labor.

Microeconomics B
Analysis of firms’ production and costs, the supply of output and demand factors of production. Analysis of perfectly competitive markets. Credit not allowed for both ECON 100B and ECON 170B.

Microeconomics C
Analysis of the effects of imperfect market structure, strategy, and imperfect information.

International Trade
Examines theories of international trade in goods and services as well as international migration and capital flows. The course discusses comparative advantage, motives for trade policies, and the effects of trade barriers and trading blocs on income distribution and welfare.

Industrial Organization and Firm Strategy
Theory of monopoly and oligopoly pricing, price discrimination, durable goods pricing, cartel behavior, price wars, strategic entry barriers, mergers, pro- and anti-competitive restraints on business.

Game Theory
Introduction to game theory. Analysis of people’s decisions when the consequences of the decisions depend on what other people do. This course features applications in economics, political science, and law.

Macroeconomics A
Analysis of the determination of long run growth and models of the determination of output, interest rates, and the price level. Analysis of inflation, unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy.

Macroeconomics B
Analysis of the determination of consumption spending at the aggregate level; extension of the basic macro model to include exchange rates and international trade; the aggregate money supply, and the business cycle.

Monetary Economics
Financial structure of the U.S. economy. Bank behavior. Monetary control.

Economics of Immigration
Impact of immigration on the U.S. economy. Empirical evidence on the labor market and fiscal impacts of immigration. Consequences of U.S. immigration policies on the economy.

Economic Development
Introduction to the economics of less developed countries, covering their international trade, human resources, urbanization, agriculture, income distribution, political economy, and environment.

Economic Growth
Models of the economic growth of developed economies.

Econometrics A
Probability and statistics used in economics. Probability and sampling theory, statistical inference, and use of spreadsheets.

Econometrics B
Basic econometric methods, including the linear regression, hypothesis testing, quantifying uncertainty using confidence intervals, and distinguishing correlation from causality.

Econometrics C
Advanced econometric methods: estimation of linear regression models with endogeneity, economic methods designed for panel data sets, estimation of discrete choice models, time series analysis, and estimation in the presence of autocorrelated and heterskedastic errors.

Public Policy
Course uses basic microeconomic tools to discuss a wide variety of public issues, including the war on drugs, global warming, natural resources, health care and safety regulation. Appropriate for majors and students from other departments.

Economics of the Environment
Environmental issues from an economic perspective. Relation of the environment to economic growth. Management of natural resources, such as forest and fresh water. Policies on air, water, and toxic waste pollution. International issues such as ozone depletion and sustainable development.

Energy Economics
Energy from an economic perspective. Fuel cycles for coal, hydro, nuclear, oil, and solar energy. Emphasis on efficiency and control of pollution. Comparison of energy use across sectors and across countries. Global warming. Role of energy in the international economy.

Urban Economics
Economic analysis of why and where cities develop, problems they cause, and public policies to deal with these problems. Determination of urban land rent/use, reasons for suburbanization. Transportation and congestion in cities, zoning, poverty and housing, urban local government.

Human Resources
A practical yet theory-based study of the firm’s role in managing workers, including issues related to hiring, education and training, promotions, layoffs and buyouts, and the overarching role that worker compensation plays in all of these.

Labor Economics
Theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets. Topics include: labor supply, labor demand, human capital investment, wage inequality, labor mobility, immigration, labor market discrimination, labor unions and unemployment.

Public Economics: Taxation
Overview of the public sector in the U.S. and the scope of government intervention in economic life. Basic principles of taxation, tax incidence, and tax efficiency. Analysis of the U.S. tax system before and after the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Economics of Mexico
Survey of the Mexican economy. Topics such as economic growth, business cycles, saving-investment balance, financial markets, fiscal and monetary policy, labor markets, industrial structure, international trade, and agricultural policy.

Decisions Under Uncertainty
Decision-making when the consequences are uncertain. Decision trees, payoff tables, decision criteria, expected utility theory, risk aversion, sample information.

Financial Markets
Financial market functions, institutions and instruments: stocks, bonds, cash instruments, derivatives (options), etc. Discussion of no-arbitrage arguments, as well as investors’ portfolio decisions and the basic risk-return trade-off established in market equilibrium.

Corporate Finance
Introduces the firm’s capital budgeting decision, including methods for evaluation and ranking of investment projects, the firm’s choice of capital structure, dividend policy decisions, corporate taxes, mergers and acquisitions.

Financial Risk Management
Risk measures, hedging techniques, value of risk to firms, estimation of optimal hedge ratio, risk management with options and futures.

Economic and Business Forecasting
Survey of theoretical and practical aspects of statistical and economic forecasting. Such topics as long-run and short-run horizons, leading indicator analysis, econometric models, technological and population forecasts, forecast evaluation, and the use of forecasts for public policy.

Human Development

Advanced Human Development

Seminar for graduating HDP seniors. Readings and discussion of special topics in human development. Provides advanced-level study on subfields of human development. Topics vary quarterly. Prerequisites: senior standing, and department approval. (F,W,S)

History

Modern Africa Since 1880

A survey of African history dealing with the European scramble for territory, primary resistance movements, the rise of nationalism and the response of metropolitan powers, the transfer of power, self-rule and military coups, and the quest for identity and unity. Prerequisite: upper-division standing

West Africa from Earliest Times to 1800

Plant and animal domestication, iron-working and the distribution of ethnic/language groups, urbanization, regional and long-distance commerce, and the rise of medieval kingdoms. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Ghosts in Japan
By examining the roles of ghosts in Japanese belief systems in a non-scientific age, this course addresses topics including folk beliefs and ghost stories, religiosity, early science, tools of amelioration and authoritative knowledge, and the relationship between myth and history. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

History of Thought and Religion in China: Daoism
Course will take up one of the main traditions of Chinese thought or religion , Daoism, and trace it from its origins to the present. The course will explain the system of thought and trace it as it changes through history and within human lives and institutions. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or instructor consent.

Women and the Family in Chinese History
The course explores the institutions of family and marriage, and women’s roles and experiences within the family and beyond, from classical times to the early twentieth century. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Constantinople: Imperial Capital

Athens: a City in History

Americanization in Europe
Examines problems surrounding the transfer of American culture, values, and styles to Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics may include: consumer society, popular culture, commercial and business practices, “McDonaldization,” political and military influence, democratization, and resistance to Americanization. Students may not receive credit for both HIEU 117S and HIEU 118. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

The City in Italy

Latin America in the Twentieth Century
This course surveys the history of the region by focusing on two interrelated phenomena: the absence of democracy in most nations and the region’s economic dependence on more advanced countries, especially the United States. Among the topics discussed will be the Mexican Revolution, the military in politics, labor movements, the wars in Central America, liberation theology, and the current debt crisis. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

The Latin American City, a History
A survey of the development of urban forms of Latin America and of the role that cities played in the region as administrative and economic centers. After a brief survey of pre-Columbian centers, the lectures will trace the development of cities as outposts of the Iberian empires and as “city-states” that formed the nuclei of new nations after 1810. The course concentrates primarily on the cities of South America, but some references will be made to Mexico City. It ends with a discussion of modern social ills and Third World urbanization. Lima, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo are its principal examples. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

The Emergence of Modern Science
The development of the modern conception of the sciences, and of the modern social and institutional structure of scientific activity, chiefly in Europe, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Science, Technology, and Law
Science and law are two of the most powerful establishments of modern Western culture. Science organizes our knowledge of the world; law directs our action in it. Will explore the historical roots of the interplay between them. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

International Law—War Crimes and Genocide
Comparative study of genocide and war crimes, stressing European developments since 1900 with reference to cases elsewhere. Topics include historical precedents; evolving legal concepts; and enforcement mechanisms. Emphasis on the Holocaust, the USSR under Stalin, ex-Yugoslavia, and the Armenian genocide. Students may not receive credit for both HITO 134 and ERC 102. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

History of Native Americans in the United States I
This course examines the history of the Native Americans in the United States with emphasis on the lifeways, mores, warfare, cultural adaptation, and relations with the European colonial powers and the emerging United States until 1870. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

History of Los Angeles
This course examines the history of Los Angeles from the early nineteenth century to the present. Particular issues to be addressed include urbanization, ethnicity, politics, technological change, and cultural diversification.

History and Hollywood: America and the Movies Since the Great Depression
A lecture-discussion course utilizing written texts and films to explore major themes in American politics and culture from the Great Depression through the 1990s. Topics will include the wars of America, McCarthyism, the counter-culture of the 1960s, and the transformation of race and gender relations. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Civil War–Reconstruction in Pop Culture
This course considers how cultural processes have shaped histories of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Students will analyze the relationship between popular culture and major themes of the era through the use of literature, texts, film, television, and print. Students may not receive credit for both HIUS 132 and HIUS 132S. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

African-American History in the Twentieth Century
This course examines the transformation of African America across the expanse of the long twentieth century: imperialism, migration, urbanization, desegregation, and deindustrialization. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of culture, international relations, and urban politics. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Western Environmental History
This course examines human interaction with the western American environment and explores the distinction between the objective environmental understanding of science and the subjective views of history and historians. The course will also analyze the most compelling environmental issues in the contemporary West.

Religion and Law in American History: Foundations to the Civil War
Selected problems in the history of the relationship between religious beliefs and practice and legal institutions in the Anglo-American world. Topics include the English background, religion in the age of the American Revolution and the antebellum period. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Social and Economic History of the Southwest I
This course examines the history of the Spanish and Mexican borderlands (what became the U.S. South-west) from roughly 1400 to the end of the U.S.-Mexico War in 1848, focusing specifically on the area’s social, cultural, and political development.

The Silk Road in Chinese and Japanese History
This course studies the peoples, cultures, religions, economics, arts, and technologies of the trade routes known collectively as the Silk Road from c. 200 BCE to 1000 CE. We will use an interdisciplinary approach. Primary sources will include written texts and visual materials. We will examine these trade routes as an early example of globalization. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

China in War and Revolution, 1911–1949
An exploration of the formative period of the twentieth-century Chinese Revolution: the New Culture Movement, modern urban culture, the nature of Nationalist (Guomindang) rule, war with Japan, revolutionary nationalism, and the Chinese Communist rise to power. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or instructor consent.

European Intellectual History, 1870–1945
A lecture-discussion course on the crisis of bourgeois culture, the redefinition of Marxist ideology, and the transformation of modern social theory. Readings will include Nietzsche, Sorel, Weber, Freud, and Musil. (This course satisfies the minor in the Humanities Program.) Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

The Worst of Times: Everyday Life in Authoritarian and Dictatorial Societies
Examines how ordinary citizens coped with the problems of life under Europe’s authoritarian regimes. Topics may include Nazism, fascism, and quasi-fascist societies (e.g., Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal), and communist practice from Leninism to Stalinism to the milder Titoism of Yugoslavia. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Religion and the Law in Modern European History
Comparative examination of the relationship between religious commitments and legal norms in Europe from the Reformation to the present. Topics may include government sponsorship; religious expression; conflicts with secular law; religious rights as human rights; and religious and cultural politics. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Latin America: The Construction of Independence 1810–1898
Lecture-discussion survey of Latin America in the nineteenth century. It addresses such issues as the collapse of colonial practices in the society and economy as well as the creation of national governments, political instability, disparities among regions within particular countries, and of economies oriented toward the export of goods to Europe and the United States.

Revolution in Modern Latin America
A political, economic, and social examination of the causes and consequences of the Mexican, Cuban, and Nicaraguan revolutions. Also examine guerrilla movements that failed to gain power in their respective countries, namely the Shinning Path in Peru, FARC in Colombia, and the Zapatistas in Mexico. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

History of Environmentalism
History of human effects on the natural environment, with emphasis on understanding the roles of the physical and biological sciences in providing insights into environmental processes. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

The Worst of Times: Everyday Life in Authoritarian and Dictatorial Societies
Examines how ordinary citizens coped with the problems of life under Europe’s authoritarian regimes. Topics may include Nazism, fascism, and quasi-fascist societies (e.g., Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal), and communist practice from Leninism to Stalinism to the milder Titoism of Yugoslavia. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Religion and the Law in Modern European History
Comparative examination of the relationship between religious commitments and legal norms in Europe from the Reformation to the present. Topics may include government sponsorship; religious expression; conflicts with secular law; religious rights as human rights; and religious and cultural politics. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Latin America: The Construction of Independence 1810–1898
Lecture-discussion survey of Latin America in the nineteenth century. It addresses such issues as the collapse of colonial practices in the society and economy as well as the creation of national governments, political instability, disparities among regions within particular countries, and of economies oriented toward the export of goods to Europe and the United States.

Revolution in Modern Latin America
A political, economic, and social examination of the causes and consequences of the Mexican, Cuban, and Nicaraguan revolutions. Also examine guerrilla movements that failed to gain power in their respective countries, namely the Shinning Path in Peru, FARC in Colombia, and the Zapatistas in Mexico. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

History of Environmentalism
History of human effects on the natural environment, with emphasis on understanding the roles of the physical and biological sciences in providing insights into environmental processes. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Humanities

Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe

The revival of classical culture and values and the reaction against medieval ideas concerning the place of human beings in the world. The Protestant Reformation and its intellectual and political consequences. The philosophical background to the scientific revolution. Revelle students must take course for letter grade. Prerequisite: satisfaction of the UC Entry Level Writing requirement. (F)

Modern Culture (1848–present)

Challenges to liberalism posed by such movements as socialism, imperialism, and nationalism; the growth of new forms of self-expression and new conceptions of individual psychology. Revelle students must take course for letter grade. Prerequisite: satisfaction of the UC Entry Level Writing requirement. (S)

Enlightenment, Romanticism, Revolution (1660–1848)
The enlightenment’s revisions of traditional thought; the rise of classical liberalism; the era of the first modern political revolutions; romantic ideas of nature and human life. Revelle students must take course for letter grade. Prerequisite: satisfaction of the UC Entry Level Writing requirement. (W)

English Literature

Themes in English and American Literature

A consideration of one of the themes that recur in many periods of English or American literature, for instance, love, politics, the role of women in society. May be repeated for credit as topics vary..

Interactions Between American Literature and the Visual Arts

An exploration of the parallels between the work of individual writers, or movements, in American literature and the style and content of the work of certain visual artists. The writers studied are always American; the artists or art movements may represent non-American influences on these American writers. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Modern American Literature
A critical examination of American literature in several genres produced between the turn of the century and World War II. Attention will be given to historical and cultural contexts for defining American modernism. Repeatable for credit when topics vary.

Contemporary American Literature
A critical examination of American literature in several genres produced since World War II. Attention will be given to historical and cultural contexts for defining American postmodernism. Repeatable for credit when topics vary.

Asian American Literature
Selected topics in the literature by men and women of Asian descent who live and write in the United States. Repeatable for credit when topics vary.

Mathematics

Pre-Calculus

Functions and their graphs. Linear and polynomial functions, zeroes, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic, trigonometric functions and their inverses. Emphasis on understanding algebraic, numerical and graphical approaches making use of graphing calculators. (No credit given if taken after Math. 4C, 1A/10A, or 2A/20A.) Three or more years of high school mathematics or equivalent recommended. Prerequisite: Math Placement Exam qualifying score.

Calculus A (4)

Differentiation and integration of algebraic functions. Fundamental theorem of calculus. Applications. (No credit given if taken after Math. 20A). Prerequisite: Math Placement Exam qualifying score, or AP Calculus AB score of 2, or SAT II Math. Level 2 score of 600 or higher, or Math. 3C with a grade of C or better, or Math. 4C with a grade of C– or better.

Calculus B (4)
Further applications of the definite integral. Calculus of trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Complex numbers. (No credit given if taken after Math. 2B/20B. Formerly numbered Math. 1B.) Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5 (or equivalent AB subscore on BC exam), or Math. 10A with a grade of C– or better, or Math. 20A with a grade of C– or better.
Calculus C (4)
Vector geometry, velocity, and acceleration vectors. (No credit given if taken after Math. 2C/20C. Formerly numbered Math. 1C.) Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, or Math. 10B with a grade of C– or better, or Math. 20B with a grade of C– or better.

Calculus for Science and Engineering A (4)
Foundations of differential and integral calculus of one variable. Functions, graphs, continuity, limits, derivative, tangent line. Applications with algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Introduction to the integral. (Two credits given if taken after Math. 1A/10A and no credit given if taken after Math. 1B/10B or Math. 1C/10C. Formerly numbered Math. 2A.) Prerequisite: Math Placement Exam qualifying score, or AP Calculus AB score of 2 or 3 (or equivalent AB subscore on BC exam), or SAT II Math. 2C score of 650 or higher, or Math. 4C with a grade of C– or better, or Math. 10A with a grade of C– or better.

Calculus for Science and Engineering B (4)
Integral calculus of one variable and its applications, with exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic, and trigonometric functions. Methods of integration. Infinite series. Polar coordinates in the plane and complex exponentials. (Two units of credits given if taken after Math. 1B/10B or Math. 1C/10C.) Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or AP Calculus BC score of 3, or Math. 20A with a grade of C– or better, or Math. 10B with a grade of C– or better, or Math. 10C with a grade of C– or better.

Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering (4)
Vector geometry, vector functions and their derivatives. Partial differentiation. Maxima and minima. Double integration, Two units of credit given if taken after Math. 10C. Credit not offered for both Math. 20C and 31BH. Formerly numbered Math. 21C. Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5, or Math. 20B with a grade of C– or better.

Introduction to Differential Equations (4)
Ordinary differential equations: exact, separable, and linear; constant coefficients, undetermined coefficients, variations of parameters. Systems. Series solutions. Laplace transforms. Techniques for engineering sciences. Computing symbolic and graphical solutions using Matlab. Formerly numbered Math. 21D. May be taken as repeat credit for Math. 21D. Prerequisite: Math. 20C (or Math. 21C) or Math. 31BH with a grade of C– or better.

Vector Calculus (4)
Change of variable in multiple integrals, Jacobian, Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Vector fields, gradient fields, divergence, curl. Spherical/cylindrical coordinates. Taylor series in several variables. Surface integrals, Stoke’s theorem. Gauss’ theorem. Conservative fields. Credit not offered for both Math. 20E and 31CH. Prerequisite: Math. 20C (or Math. 21C) or Math. 31BH with a grade of C– or better.

Linear Algebra (4)
Matrix algebra, Gaussian elimination, determinants. Linear and affine subspaces, bases of Euclidean spaces. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms, orthogonal matrices, diagonalization of symmetric matrices. Applications. Computing symbolic and graphical solutions using Matlab. Credit not offered for both Math. 20F and 31AH. Prerequisite: Math. 20C (or Math. 21C) with a grade of C– or better.

Mathematical Reasoning (4)
This course uses a variety of topics in mathematics to introduce the students to rigorous mathematical proof, emphasizing quantifiers, induction, negation, proof by contradiction, naive set theory, equivalence relations and epsilon-delta proofs. Required of all departmental majors. Prerequisite: Math. 20F or Math 31AH or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (4)
Fourier series, orthogonal expansions, and eigenvalue problems. Sturm-Liouville theory. Separation of variables for partial differential equations of mathematical physics, including topics on Bessel functions and Legendre polynomials. Formerly Math. 110. Students may not receive credit for Math. 110A and Math. 110. Prerequisites: Math. 20D and either 20F or Math. 31AH, or consent of instructor. (F,S)

Elements of Complex Analysis (4)
Complex numbers and functions. Analytic functions, harmonic functions, elementary conformal mappings. Complex integration. Power series. Cauchy’s theorem. Cauchy’s formula. Residue theorem. Prerequisite: Math. 20E or Math. 31CH, or consent of instructor. (F,W)

Introduction to Analysis I (4)
First course in an introductory two-quarter sequence on analysis. Topics include: the real number system, numerical sequences and series, limits of functions, continuity. Students may not receive credit for both Math. 140 and Math. 142A. Prerequisite: Math. 31CH or Math. 109, or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Analysis II (4)
Second course in an introductory two-quarter sequence on analysis. Topics include: differentiation, the Rieman integral, sequences and series of functions, uniform convergence, Taylor and Fourier series, special functions. Students may not receive credit for both Math. 140B and Math. 142B. Prerequisites: Math. 142A or Math. 140A, or consent of instructor.

Topics in Applied Mathematics–Computer Science (4)
Topics to be chosen in areas of applied mathematics and mathematical aspects of computer science. May be repeated once for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: Math. 20F or Math. 31AH, or consent of instructor. (W,S)

Mechanical &Aerospace Engineering

Elements of Materials Science

The structure of materials: metals, ceramics, glasses, semiconductors, superconductors and polymers. Control of internal structure to produce desired properties. Mechanical, rheological, electrical, optical, superconducting and magnetic properties and classification. Prerequisites: Phys. 2A or 4A, Chem. 6A, Math. 21C or 20D (or concurrent registration).

Introductory Fluid Mechanics

Fluid statics; fluid kinematics; integral and differential forms of the conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy; Bernoulli equation; potential flows; dimensial analysis and similitude. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Heat Transfer
Extension of fluid mechanics in MAE 101A–B to viscous, heat-conducting flows. Application of the energy conservation equation to heat transfer in ducts and external boundary layers. Heat conduction and radiation transfer. Heat transfer coefficients in forced and free convection. Design applications. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Aerodynamics
Basic relations describing flow field around wings and bodies at subsonic and supersonic speed. Thin-wing theory. Slender-body theory. Formulation of theories for evaluating forces and moments on airplane geometries. Application to the design of high-speed airplanes. Prerequisites: consent of the instructor.

Computational Methods in Engineering
Introduction to scientific computing and algorithms; iterative methods, systems of linear equations with applications; nonlinear algebraic equations; function interpolation and differentiation and optimal procedures; data fitting and least-squares; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Prerequisites: engineering majors only and grades of C– or better in MAE 9 or MAE 10 and Math. 20F.

Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics: energy, work, heat, properties of pure substances, first and second laws for closed systems and control volumes, gas mixtures. Application to engineering systems, power and refrigeration cycles, combustion. Prerequisites: grades of C– or better in Phys. 2C and Chem. 6A. Enrollment restricted to engineering majors only.

Fundamentals of Propulsion
Compressible flow, thermodynamics, and combustion relevant to aircraft and space vehicle propulsion. Analysis and design of components for gas turbines, including turbines, inlets, combustion chambers and nozzles. Fundamentals of rocket propulsion. Prerequisites: engineering majors MC 25, MC 27 and MC 28 only and grades of C– or better in MAE 110A or CENG 102 and MAE 101A–B or CENG 101A and 101C (or CENG 103A–B).

Mechanics I: Statics
(Cross-listed with SE 101A.) Statics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Free body diagrams. Internal forces. Static analysis of trusses, frames, and machines. Shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams. Equilibrium problems with friction. Prerequisites: Math. 20C and Phys. 2A with grades of C– or better. Students cannot also receive credit for SE 101A.

Solid Mechanics I
(Cross-listed with SE 110A.) Students may not receive credit for SE 110A or MAE 131A and SE 110A/MAE 131A. Concepts of stress and strain. Hooke’s Law. Axial loading of bars. Torsion of circular shafts. Shearing and normal stresses in beam bending. Deflections in beams. Statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Combined loading. Principal stresses and design criteria. Buckling of columns. Prerequisites: grades of C– or better in Math. 20F and MAE 130A or SE 101A.

Signals and Systems
Dynamic modeling and vector differential equations. Concepts of state, input, output. Linearization around equilibria. Laplace transform, solutions to ODEs. Transfer functions and convolution representation of dynamic systems. Discrete signals, difference equations, z-transform. Continuous and discrete Fourier transform. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Elasticity and anelasticity, dislocations and plasticity of crystals, creep, and strengthening mechanisms. Mechanical behavior of ceramics, composites, and polymers. Fracture: mechanical and microstructural. Fatigue. Laboratory demonstrations of selected topics. Prerequisites: or consent of instructor.

Fatigue and Failure Analysis of Engineering Components
The engineering and scientific aspects of crack nucleation, slow crack growth, and unstable fracture in crystalline and amorphous solids. Microstructural effects on crack initiation, fatigue crack growth and fracture toughness. Methods of fatigue testing and fracture toughness testing. Fractography and microfractography. Design safe methodologies and failure prevention. Failure analysis of real engineering structures. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Not offered every year.

Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Laminar and turbulent flow. Pipe flow including friction factor. Boundary layers, separation, drag, and lift. Compressible flow including shock waves. Prerequisites: or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Mathematical Physics
Fourier series, Sturm Liouville theory, elementary partial differential equations, integral transforms with applications to problems in vibration, wave motion, and heat conduction. Prerequisites: admission to engineering major or and grades of C– or better in Phys. 2A–B and Math. 20D or Math. 21D.

Mechanics II: Dynamics
(Cross-listed with SE101B.) Kinematics and kinetics of particles in 2-D and 3-D motion. Newton’s equations of motion. Impulsive motion and impact. Energy and momentum methods. Systems of particles. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in 2-D. Introduction to 3-D dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisites: Math. 20D, MAE 130A, or SE 101A with grades of C– or better.

Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics II
Continuous mechanics of solids and its application to the mechanical response of machine and structural elements. Stress and strain in indicial notation; field equations and constitutive relations. Linear elastic stress analysis in torsion, plane stress and plane strain; stress concentrations; fracture mechanics. Extremum principles and structural stability. Viscoelasticity, plasticity, and failure criteria. Theorems of plastic limit analysis. Prerequisites: grades of C– or better in MAE 131A and MAE 105 (or concurrent) and admission to engineering major.

Linear Circuits
Steady-state and dynamic behavior of linear, lumped-parameter electrical circuits. Kirchoff’s laws. RLC circuits. Node and mesh analysis. Operational amplifiers. Signal acquisition and conditioning. Electric motors. Design applications in engineering. Prerequisites: admission to the engineering major and grades of C– or better in Math. 20D, 20F, and Phys. 2B.

Linear Control
Analysis and design of feedback systems in the frequency domain. Transfer functions. Time response specifications. PID controllers and Ziegler-Nichols tuning. Stability via Routh-Hurwitz test. Root locus method. Frequence response: Bode and Nyquist diagrams. Dynamic compensators, phase-lead and phase-lag. Actuator saturation and integrator wind-up. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Spacecraft Guidance I
Astrodynamics, orbital motion, perturbations, coordinate systems and frames of reference. Geosynchronous orbits, stationkeeping. Orbital maneuvers, fuel consumption, guidance systems. Observation instrument point, tracking, control. Basic rocket dynamics. Navigation, telemetry, re-entry, and aero-assisted maneuvers. Mission design. Students perform analyses based on mission requirements. Prerequisite: upper-division standing in physics, mathematics, or engineering department.

Philosophy

Introduction to Logic

Basic concepts and techniques in both informal and formal logic and reasoning, including a discussion of argument, inference, proof, and common fallacies, and an introduction to the syntax, semantics, and proof method in sentential (propositional) logic. (May be used to fulfill general-education requirements for Warren and Eleanor Roosevelt Colleges.).

Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

An inquiry into the nature of morality and its role in personal or social life by way of classical and/or contemporary works in ethics. (May be used to fulfill general-education requirements for Muir and Marshall Colleges.)

Ethics and Society
(Same as Poli. Sci. 27.) An examination of ethical principles (e.g., utilitarianism, individual rights, etc.) and their social and political applications to contemporary issues: abortion, environmental protection, and affirmative action. Ethical principles will also be applied to moral dilemmas in government, law, business, and the professions. Satisfies the Warren College ethics and society requirement. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: CAT 2 and 3, DOC 2 and 3, MCWP 40 and 50, Hum. 1 and 2, MMW 2 and 3, WCWP 10A-B or WCWP 11A-B.

Philosophy of Mind
Different conceptions of the nature of mind and its relation to the physical world. Topics include identity theories, functionalism, eliminative materialism, internalism and externalism, subjectivity, other minds, consciousness, self-knowledge, perception, memory, and imagination. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences
Theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues at work in the cognitive sciences (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science), concerning things such as mental representation, consciousness, rationality, explanation, and nativism. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Biomedical Ethics
Moral issues in medicine and the biological sciences, such as patient’s rights and physician’s responsibilities, abortion and euthanasia, the distribution of health care, experimentation, and genetic intervention. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Aesthetics
Central issues in philosophical aesthetics such as the nature of art and aesthetic experience, the grounds of artistic interpretation and evaluation, artistic representation, and the role of the arts in education, culture, and politics. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Logic and Decision Making
An introduction to the study of probability, inductive logic, scientific reasoning, and rational choice among competing hypotheses and alternative courses of action when the evidence is incomplete or uncertain. (May be used to fulfill general-education requirements for Marshall, Warren, and Eleanor Roosevelt Colleges.)

Introduction to Philosophy: The Nature of Reality
A survey of central issues and figures in the Western metaphysical tradition. Topics include the mind-body problem, freedom and determinism, personal identity, appearance and reality, and the existence of God.

History of Philosophy: Philosophy between Reason and Despair
Introduction to nineteenth-century philosophy, focusing on skepticism about the authority of reason to answer questions about the ultimate meaning and value of human life. Figures discussed may include Kant, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and James.

Contemporary Moral Issues
An examination of contemporary moral issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, war, affirmative action, and freedom of speech. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Philosophy of Religion
A general introduction to the philosophy of religion through the study of classical and/or contemporary texts. Among the issues to be discussed are the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, the existence of miracles, the relation between reason and revelation, and the nature of religious language. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Physics

Mechanics (3)

First quarter of a three-quarter introductory physics course, geared towards life-science majors. Equilibrium and motion of particles in Newtonian mechanics, examples from astronomy, biology and sports, oscillations and waves, vibrating strings and sound. Prerequisites: Mathematics 10A or 20A, prior or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 10B or 20B, concurrent enrollment in Physics 1AL laboratory. (F,W,S) .

Mechanics Laboratory (2)

Physics laboratory course to accompany Physics 1A. Experiments in mechanics. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Physics 1A. (F,W,S)

Electricity and Magnetism (3)
Second quarter of a three-quarter introductory physics course geared toward life-science majors. Electric fields, magnetic fields, DC and AC circuitry. Prerequisites: Physics 1A, 1AL, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 10C–D or 20C. Concurrent enrollment in Physics 1BL. (F,W,S)

Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory (2)
Physics laboratory course to accompany Physics 1B. Experiments in electricity and magnetism. Course materials fee is required. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Physics 1B. (F,W,S)

Waves, Optics and Modern Physics (3)
Third quarter of a three-quarter introductory physics course geared toward life-science majors. Behavior of systems under combined thermal and electric forces, the interaction of light with matter as illustrated through optics and quantum mechanics. Examples from biology and instrumentation. (First offered winter 2005) Prerequisites: Physics 1B, 1BL, Mathematics 10C or 10D or 20C. Concurrent enrollment in Physics 1CL. (F,W,S)

Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics Laboratory (2)
Physics laboratory course to accompany Physics 1C. Experiments in waves, optics, and modern physics. Course materials fee is required. First offered in winter 2005. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Physics 1C. (F,W,S)

Physics–Mechanics (4)
A calculus-based science-engineering general physics course covering vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s first and second laws, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum, collisions, rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation. Prerequisites: Mathematics 20A, and concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 20B. (F,W,S)

Physics–Electricity and Magnetism (4)
Continuation of Physics 2A covering charge and matter, the electric field, Gauss’s law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectrics, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, inductance, electromagnetic oscillations, alternating currents and Maxwell’s equations. Prerequisites: Physics 2A, Mathematics 20B, and concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 20C. (F,W,S)

Physics Laboratory–Mechanics and Electrostatics (2)
One hour lecture and three hours’ laboratory. Experiments include gravitational force, linear and rotational motion, conservation of energy and momentum, collisions, oscillations and springs, gyroscopes. Experiments on electrostatics involve charge, electric field, potential, and capacitance. Data reduction and error analysis are required for written laboratory reports. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Physics 2B or 4C. (F,W,S) Course materials fee is required.

Physics–Fluids, Waves, Thermodynamics, and Optics (4)
Continuation of Physics 2B covering fluid mechanics, waves in elastic media, sound waves, temperature, heat and the first law of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, geometric optics, interference and diffraction. Prerequisites: Physics 2B, Mathematics 20C, and concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 20D. (F,W,S)

Physics Laboratory–Electricity and Magnetism, Waves, and Optics (2)
One hour lecture and three hours’ laboratory. Experiments on refraction, interference/diffraction using lasers and microwaves; lenses and the eye; acoustics; oscilloscope and L-R-C circuits; oscillations, resonance and damping, measurement of magnetic fields; and the mechanical equivalence of heat. Prerequisites: prior or concurrent enrollment in Physics 1C, 2C, or 4D. (F,W,S) Course materials fee is required.

Physics–Relativity and Quantum Physics (4)
A modern physics course covering atomic view of matter, electricity and radiation, atomic models of Rutherford and Bohr, relativity, X-rays, wave and particle duality, matter waves, Schrödinger’s equation, atomic view of solids, natural radioactivity. Prerequisites: Physics 2B and Mathematics 20D. (F,W,S)

Political Science

Introduction to Political Science: American Politics

This course surveys the processes and institutions of American politics. Among the topics discussed are individual political attitudes and values, political participation, voting, parties, interest groups, Congress, presidency, Supreme Court, the federal bureaucracy, and domestic and foreign policy making.

Introduction to Political Science: Comparative Politics

The nature of political authority, the experience of a social revolution, and the achievement of an economic transformation will be explored in the context of politics and government in a number of different countries.

Power and Justice (4)
An exploration of the relationship between power and justice in modern society. Materials include classic and contemporary texts, films and literature.

Ethics and Society (4)
(Same as Phil. 27) An examination of ethical principles (e.g., utilitarianism, individual rights, etc.) and their social and political applications to contemporary issues such as abortion, environmental protection, and affirmative action. Ethical principles will also be applied to moral dilemmas familiar in government, law, business, and the professions. Satisfies the Warren College ethics and society requirement. Prerequisites:CAT 2 and 3, DOC 2 and 3, MCWP 40 and 50, Hum. 1 and 2, MMW 2 and 3, WCWP 10A–B, or WARR 11A–B.

Political Inquiry (4)
Introduction to the logic of inference in social science and to quantitative analysis in political science and public policy including research design, data collection, data description and computer graphics, and the logic of statistical inference (including linear regression).

Voting, Campaigning, and Elections (4)
A consideration of the nature of public opinion and voting in American government. Studies of voting behavior are examined from the viewpoints of both citizens and candidates, and attention is devoted to recent efforts to develop models of electoral behavior for the study of campaigns. The role of mass media and money also will be examined.

Insurgency and Terrorism (4)
“Terrorism” uses “illegitimate” violence to achieve political goals. This course uses philosophical, historical, and contemporary material from distinct cultures to understand which actions are defined as “terrorist,” who uses them, why, and when, as well as the determinants of their effectiveness.

International Politics and Drugs (4)
This course examines the domestic and international aspects of the drug trade. It will investigate the drug issues from the perspectives of consumers, producers, traffickers, money launderers, and law enforcement. Course material covers the experience of the United States, Latin America, Turkey, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and Japan.

Urban Politics (4)
Examines central works on the development of political institutions in U.S. cities; analyses of community power structures; who governs, why, and to what ends; processes and prospects for minority empowerment; the prominence of “growth machines”; the political economy of contemporary cities. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Mass Media and Politics (4)
This course will explore both the role played by mass media in political institutions, processes and behaviors, and reciprocally, the roles played by political systems in guiding communication processes.

Special Topics in American Politics (4)
An undergraduate course designed to cover various aspects of American politics. May be repeated for credit two times, provided each course is a separate topic, for a maximum of twelve units.

Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato to Augustine (4)
This course focuses on the development of politics and political thought in ancient Greece, its evolution through Rome and the rise of Christianity. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Machiavelli, and others.

Sovereigns, Subjects, and the Modern State: Political Thought from Machiavelli to Rousseau (4)
The course deals with the period which marks the rise and triumph of the modern state. Central topics include the gradual emergence of human rights and the belief in individual autonomy. Readings from Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and others.

Political Theory and Artistic Vision (4)
The course explores the modes of political thinking found in arts, especially in drama and literature. It may include ends and means, political leadership, and political economy. Students may not receive credit for both POLI 112CS and POLI 112C. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

East Asian Thought in Comparative Perspective (4)
This course examines the major traditions of East Asian thought in comparative perspective. Topics include Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and contemporary nationalist and East Asian political thought. Throughout, focused comparisons and contrasts will be made between western and eastern thought. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

The German Political System (4)
An analysis of the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany with an emphasis on the party system, elections, executive-legislative relations, and federalism. Comparisons will be made with other West European democracies and the Weimar Republic.

European Integration (4)
This course reviews the origins and development of the European Community/European Union and its institutions, theories of integration and the challenges inherent in the creation of a supranational political regime.

Politics in Israel (4)
An interdisciplinary study of Israel as both a unique and yet a common example of a modern democratic nation-state. We will examine Israel’s history, its political, economic, and legal systems, social structure and multicultural tensions, the relation between state and religion, national security, and international relations.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (4)
Appropriate case studies from around the world will be selected.

Special Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
An undergraduate course designed to cover various aspects of comparative politics. May be repeated for credit two times, provided each course is a separate topic, for a maximum of twelve units.

Special Topics in International Relations (4)
An undergraduate course designed to cover various aspects of international relations. May be repeated for credit two times, provided each course is a separate topic, for a maximum of twelve units.

Environmental Policy (4)
This course will explore contemporary environmental issues such as global warming, endangered species, and land use. Students will be asked to analyze various policy options and to write case analyses. Policies may be debated in class.

Introduction to Political Science: International Relations (4)
The issues of war/peace, nationalism/internationalism, and economic growth/redistribution will be examined in both historical and theoretical perspectives.

The Presidency (4)
The role of the presidency in American politics. Topics will include nomination and election politics, relations with Congress, party leadership, presidential control of the bureaucracy, international political role, and presidential psychology.

American Political Parties (4)
This course examines the development of the two major parties from 1789 to the present. Considers the nature of party coalitions, the role of leaders, activists, organizers, and voters, and the performance of parties in government.

Interest Group Politics (4)
The theory and practice of interest group politics in the United States. Theories of pluralism and collective action, the behavior and influence of lobbies, the role of political action committees, and other important aspects of group action in politics are examined. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

American Political Development (4)
Examines selected issues and moments in the political history of the United States, comparing competing explanations and analyses of U.S. politics. Likely topics include the founding, “American exceptionalism,” change in the party system, race in U.S. politics, the “new institutionalism.”

California Government and Politics (4)
(Same as USP 109) This survey course explores six topics: 1) the state’s political history; 2) campaigning, the mass media, and elections; 3) actors and institutions in the making of state policy; 4) local government; 5) contemporary policy issues; e.g., Proposition 13, school desegregation, crime, housing and land use, transportation, water; 6) California’s role in national politics.

Revolution and Reaction: Political Thought from Kant to Nietzsche (4)
The course deals with the period which marks the triumph and critique of the modern state. Central topics include the development of the idea of class, of the irrational, of the unconscious, and of rationalized authority as they affect politics. Readings drawn from Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and others.

American Political Thought from Civil War to Civil Rights (4)
The second quarter examines some of the major themes of American political thought in the twentieth century including controversies over the meaning of democracy, equality, and distributive justice, the nature of “neoconservatism,” and America’s role as a world power.

Modern Political Ideologies (4)
An examination of some of the ideas and values associated with major social and political movements in Europe and the United States since the French Revolution. Topics will vary and may include liberalism, populism, democracy, communism, nationalism, fascism, and feminism.

Special Topics in Political Theory (4)
An undergraduate course designed to cover various aspects of political theory. May be repeated for credit two times, provided each course is a separate topic, for a maximum of twelve units.

Selected Topics in Latin American Politics (4)
A comparative analysis of contemporary political issues in Latin America. Material to be drawn from two or three countries. Among the topics: development, nationalism, neoimperialism, political change. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Politics in the Southern Cone of Latin America (4)
This course is a comparative analysis of twentieth-century political developments and issues in the southern cone of Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The course will also examine the social and economic content and results of contrasting political experiments. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

International Crisis Diplomacy (4)
A survey of international peacekeeping and peace enforcement in civil conflicts with a simulation of international diplomacy. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

United States Foreign Policy (4)
United States foreign policy from the colonial period to the present era. Systematic analysis of competing explanations for U.S. policies—strategic interests, economic requirements, or the vicissitudes of domestic politics. Interaction between the U.S., foreign states (particularly allies), and transnational actors are examined. Prerequisite: PS 12 or consent of instructor.

Politics and Warfare (4)
This course offers an exploration of general theories of the origins of warfare; the impact of the state on war in the modern world; and the micro-foundations of combat and compliance in the context of the costs of war and military mobilization. The course should be of special interest to students in international relations and comparative politics.

American Defense Policy (4)
An introduction to analytic techniques for assessing policy options in the field of national security. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Politics of Immigration (4)
Comparative analysis of attempts by the United States and other industrialized countries to initiate, regulate and reduce immigration from Third World countries. Social and economic factors shaping outcomes of immigration policies, public opinion toward immigrants, anti-immigration movements, and immigration policy reform options in industrialized countries. Prerequisites: upper-division standing required.

Analyzing Politics (4)
Politics are understood as the combination of individual preferences and decisions into collective choices. What are the issues involved in aggregating individual preferences, what is the choice of rules—formal and informal—for doing so.

Psychology

Psychology

A comprehensive series of lectures covering the basic concepts of modern psychology in the areas of human information processing, learning and memory, motivation, developmental processes, language acquisition, social psychology, and personality.

General Psychology: Cognitive Foundations

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. The course surveys areas such as perception, attention, memory, language, and thought. The relation of cognitive psychology to cognitive science and to neuropsychology is also covered.

Introduction to Statistics (4)
Introduction to the experimental method in psychology and to mathematical techniques necessary for experimental research. Prerequisite: one year mathematics or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Sensation and Perception (4)
An introduction to problems and methods in the study of perception and cognitive processes. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Introduction to Social Psychology (4)
An intensive introduction and survey of current knowledge in social psychology. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Introduction to Physiological Psychology (4)
Intensive introduction to current knowledge of physiological factors in learning, motivation, perception, and memory. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Introduction to Clinical Psychology (4)
Introduction to major concepts and models used in psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention. Several modalities of psychotherapy (individual, group, and family) will be reviewed along with research on their efficacy. Prerequisite: Psychology 163.

Hormones and Behavior (4)
A survey of the effects of chemical signals (hormones, neurohormones and pheromones) on behavior as well as reciprocal effects of behavior on these chemical systems. Specific topics covered include aggression, sex and sexuality, feeding, learning, memory and mood. Animal studies will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Psychology 106 or consent of instructor.

Sound and Music Perception (4)
Topics include the physiology of the auditory system, perception and pitch, loudness and timbre, localization of sound in space, perception of melodic and temporal patterns, handedness correlates, and musical illusions and paradoxes. There will be a substantial number of sound demonstrations. Prerequisites: upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Memory and Amnesia (4)
This course will review basic research into the nature of memory. It begins with an examination of historical milestones in the study of memory and then considers research concerned with contemporary models of memory and amnesia. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Behavior Modification (4)
Extension of learning principles to human behavior, methods of applied behavior analysis, and applications of behavioral principles to clinical disorders and to normal behavior in various settings. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Social Psychology and Medicine (4)
Explores areas of health, illness, treatment, and delivery of treatment, and social psychological perspectives in the medical area. Prerequisites: Psychology 60 or equivalent and 104.

Psychology and the Law (4)
Research dealing with psychological factors in the legal system will be surveyed. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying psychological theory and methods to the criminal justice system in an attempt to understand the behavior of its participants. Prerequisite: Psychology 60 and 104.

Abnormal Psychology (4)
Surveys origins, characteristics and causes of abnormal behavior and the biological and environmental causes of abnormality. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychology (4)
What are the neural mechanisms underlying mental phenomena such as perception, attention, and memory? The two disciplines, neurophysiology and psychology, both have a long history but until recently there has been very little interaction between them. This course will take students to the interface between these two fields and we will discuss a wide range of topics that are of current interest. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Topics in Psychology (4)
Selected topics in the field of psychology. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

General Psychology: Biological Foundations (4)
A survey of physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying selected areas of human behavior. Emphasis will be upon sensory processes, especially vision, with emphasis also given to the neuropsychology of motivation, memory, and attention.

General Psychology: Behavioral Foundations (4)
This course will provide a basic introduction to behavioral psychology, covering such topics as classical conditioning, operant conditioning, animal learning and motivation, and behavior modification.

General Psychology: Social Foundations (4)
This course will provide a basic introduction to social psychology, covering such topics as emotion, aesthetics, behavioral medicine, person perception, attitudes and attitude change, and behavior in social organizations.

Introduction to Developmental Psychology (4)
A lecture course on a variety of topics in the development of the child, including the development of perception, cognition, language, and sex differences. Prerequisite: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Introduction to Principles of Behavior (4)
An example of the principles of conditioning and their application to the control and modification of human behavior. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (4)
Introduction to experimental study of higher mental processes. Topics to be covered include pattern recognition, perception, and comprehension of language, memory, and problem solving. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; Psychology 60 or BIEB 100 or COGS 14 or Econ. 120A or Math. 11 or Math. 181A or Math. 183 or Soc/L 60.

Laboratory in Psychophysiological Perspectives on the Social Mind (4)
Lab course on the use of psychophysiological methods to investigate “the social mind,” or the cognitive and emotional processes involved in understanding and reacting to other people. Overview of major research topics and methods applying selected techniques in actual experiments. Students will engage in developing individual research questions to actively participate in designing and conducting the experiments. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Eating Disorders (4)
This course will cover the biology and psychology of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Abnormal, as well as normal eating will be discussed from various perspectives including endocrinological, neurobiological, psychological, sociological, and evolutionary. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Social Psychology of Sports (4)
This course focuses on the applications of social psychological principles and finding to the understanding of sports. Topics include the role of motivation, level of aspiration, competition, cooperation, social comparison, and optimal arousal, spectators’ perspective, motivation and perceptions of success, streaks, etc. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Gender (4)
This interactive undergraduate seminar will examine biological approaches to gender differences and sexuality. Do the biosciences further our understanding of these issues? How are biological claims embraced or rebutted by other disciplines? Students will read primary scientific literature and criticism. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Happiness (4)
This course will address the psychology of happiness. The discussions and readings, consisting largely of original research articles. Will explore such questions as: what is happiness? How do we measure it, and how do we tell who has it? What is the biology of happiness and what is its evolutionary significance? What makes people happy—youth, fortune, marriage, chocolate? Is the pursuit of happiness pointless? Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Psychological Disorders of Childhood (4)
Explores different forms of psychological deviance in children (psychosis, neurosis, mental retardation, language disorders and other behavior problems). Emphasis on symptomatology, assessment, etiological factors, and various treatment modalities. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Psychology of Food and Behavior (4)
Reviews the psychology of food and behavior. Topics will include biological, psychological, and social influences; taste preferences and aversions and how they are learned; how culture influences food selection; and food-related behaviors across the lifespan. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Organizational Psychology (4)
Examines human behavior in industrial, business, and organizational settings; and psychological principles as applied to selection, placement, management, and training. The effectiveness of individuals and groups within organizations, including leadership and control, conflict and cooperation, motivation, and organizational structure and design, is examined. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Drugs and Behavior (4)
Develops basic principles in psychopharmacology while exploring the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and mechanisms of action of drugs. Prerequisite: psychology major or minor, or biology major or minor.

Development of Social Cognition (4)
This course will examine reasoning about people from a developmental perspective. Topics will include emotional understanding, achievement motivation, peer relations, social categories, and culture. Prerequisite: Psychology 101.

Parenting (4)
This course adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the complex construct of parenting. Parenting is explored with respect to history, culture, development, psychology, biology, etc. Controversial issues such as the influence of the media, family structure, and discipline strategies are analyzed. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Psychology of Sleep (4)
Topics include basic psychology, evolutionary models of the purpose of sleep, the role of sleep in learning/creativity, dreams, and sleep disorders. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Sociology

The Study of Society

An introduction to the organizing themes and ideas, empirical concerns, and analytical approaches of the discipline of sociology. The course focuses on both classical and contemporary views of modern society, on the nature of community, and on inequality, with special attention to class, race, and gender. Materials include both theoretical statements and case studies. Will not receive credit for SOCI 1 and SOCL 1A.

Classical Sociological Theory

Major figures and schools in sociology from the early nineteenth century onwards, including Marx, Tocqueville, Durkheim, and Weber. The objective of the course is to provide students with a background in classical social theory, and to show its relevance to contemporary sociology. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 100 and SOCA 100.

Field Research: Methods of Participant Observation (4)
Relationship between sociological theory and field research. Strong emphasis on theory and methods of participant observation: consideration of problems of entry into field settings, recording observations, description/analysis of field data, ethical problems in field work. Required paper using field methods. Prerequisite: SOCI 60; majors only. Will not receive credit for SOCI 104 and SOCA 104.

Globalization and Social Development (4)
Social development is more than sheer economic growth. It entails improvements in the overall quality of human life, particularly in terms of access to health, education, employment, and income for the poorer sectors of the population. Course examines the impact of globalization on the prospects for attaining these goals in developing countries. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 185 and SOCD 185.

The Sixties (4)
A sociological examination of the era of the 1960s in America, its social and political movements, its cultural expressions, and debates over its significance, including those reflected in video documentaries. Comparisons will also be drawn with events in other countries. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 187T and SOCD 187S.

Change in Modern South Africa (4)
Using sociological and historical perspectives, this course examines the origins and demise of apartheid and assesses the progress that has been made since 1994, when apartheid was officially ended. Contrasts of racism in South Africa and the United States. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 188J and SOCD 188J.

The Study of Society (4)
A continuation of Sociology/L 1A. The focus here is on socialization processes, culture, social reproduction and social control, and collective action. As in 1A, materials include both theoretical statements and case studies. While 1B may be taken as an independent course, it is recommended that students take 1A and 1B in sequence, as the latter builds on the former. Will not receive credit for SOCI 2 and SOCL 1B.

Science, Technology, and Society (4)
A series of case studies of the relations between society and modern science, technology, and medicine. Global warming, reproductive medicine, AIDS, and other topical cases prompt students to view science-society interactions as problematic and complex. Will not receive credit for SOCI 30 and SOCL 30.

The Practice of Social Research (4)
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of the design of social research. It examines the key varieties of evidence, sampling methods, logic of comparison, and causal reasoning researchers use in their study of social issues. Will not receive credit for SOCI 60 and SOCL 60.

Sociology of Youth (4)
Chronological age and social status; analysis of social processes bearing upon the socialization of children and adolescents. The emergence of “youth cultures,” generational succession as a cultural problem. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 131 and SOCB 131.

Religion in Contemporary Society (4)
Sacred texts, religious experiences, and ritual settings are explored from the perspective of sociological analysis. The types and dynamic of religious sects and institutions are examined. African and contemporary U.S. religious data provide resources for lecture and comparative analysis. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 157 and SOCC 157.

Films and Society (4)
An analysis of films and how they portray various aspects of American society and culture. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Will not receive credit for SOCI 172 and SOCB 172.

Structural Engineering

Mechanics I: Statics

Principles of statics using vectors. Two- and three-dimensional equilibrium of statically determinate structures under discrete and distributed loading including hydrostatics; internal forces and concept of stress; free body diagrams; moment, product of inertia; analysis of trusses and beams. Prerequisites: grade of C– or better in Math. 20C and Phys. 2A.

Mechanics II: Dynamics

Kinematics and kinetics of particles in two- and three-dimensional motion. Newton’s equations of motion. Energy and momentum methods. Impulsive motion and impact. Systems of particles. Kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies in 2-D. Introduction to 3-D dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisites: grades of C– or better in SE 101A (or MAE 130A).

Solid Mechanics I
Concepts of stress and strain. Hooke’s law. Axial loading of bars. Torsion of circular shafts. Shearing and normal stresses in beam bending. Deflections in beams. Statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Combined loading. Principal stresses and design criteria. Buckling of columns. Students may not receive credit for SE 110A or MAE 131A and SE 110A/MAE 131A. Prerequisites: grade of C– or better in Math. 20D and SE 101A (or MAE 130A).

Solid Mechanics II
Advanced concepts in the mechanics of deformable bodies. Unsymmetrical bending of symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections. Bending of curved beams. Shear center and torsional analysis of open and closed sections. Stability analysis of columns, lateral buckling. Application of the theory of elasticity in rectangular coordinates. Prerequisites: grade of C– or better in SE 110A (or MAE 131A), SE majors.

Structural Materials
Structure of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, concrete, composites) tailoring to produce desired properties and response in structural components and systems. Mechanical tests, elasticity, plastic deformation, fracture, toughness, creep and fatigue. Selection based on performance requirements/application. Laboratory demonstrations and tests. Prerequisites: Chem. 6A, Phys. 2A. Priority enrollment given to structural engineering majors and mechanical and aerospace engineering majors.

Design of Timber Structures
Properties of wood and lumber grades. Beam design. Design of axially loaded members. Design of beam-column. Properties of plywood and structural-use panels. Design of horizontal diaphragms. Design of shear walls. Design of nailed and bolted connections. Prerequisites: grade of C– or better in SE 103 and SE 130A; SE major.

Theatre & Dance

Introduction to Acting

A beginning course in the fundamentals of acting: establishing a working vocabulary and acquiring the basic skills of the acting process. Through exercises, compositions, and improvisations, the student actor explores the imagination as the actor’s primary resource, and the basic approach to text through action. Prerequisite: none.

Improvisation for the Theatre

Improvisation for the Theatre explores improvisation techniques as an alternative and unique approach to acting. Students should have a performance background. Prerequisite: THAC or TDAC 1.

Advanced Topics (4)
Advanced topics in acting, such as avant garde drama, commedia, or Beckett, for students who possess basic acting techniques. Prerequisites: THAC or TDAC 102, admission by audition, and department stamp.

Theatre and Film (4)
Theatre and Film analyzes the essential differences between theatrical and cinematic approaches to drama. Through selected play/film combinations, the course looks at how the director uses actors and the visual languages of the stage and screen to guide and stimulate the audience’s responses. Prerequisite: none.

Great Performances on Film (4)
Course examines major accomplishments in screen acting from the work of actors in films or in film genres. Prerequisite: none. May be taken three times for credit.

Public Speaking (4)
This course is designed to establish a clear understanding of the fundamentals of effective oral communication. The methodologies explore the integration of relaxation, concentration, organization, and clear voice and diction as applied to various public speaking modes. Prerequisite: none.

Introduction to Playwriting (4)
Beginning workshop in the fundamentals of playwriting. Students discuss material from a workbook that elucidates the basic principles of playwriting, do exercises designed to help them put those principles into creative practice, and are guided through the various stages of the playwriting process that culminate with in-class readings of the short plays they have completed. Prerequisite: none.

Acting I (4)
This course focuses on beginning scene study with an emphasis on exploring action/objective and the given circumstances of a selected text. Prerequisite: THAC or TDAC 1 or consent of instructor.

Acting II (4)
Further study in the application of the given circumstances to a text and the development of characterization. Prerequisite: THAC or TDAC 101 or consent of instructor.

Freeing the Voice (4)
Intensive workshop for actors and directors designed to “free the voice,” with special emphasis on characteristics and vocal flexibility in a wide range of dramatic texts. This proven method combines experimental and didactic learning with selected exercises, texts, tapes, films, and total time commitment. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in THAC or TDAC 101.

Introduction to Design for the Theatre (4)
A survey of contemporary and historical concepts and practices in the visual arts of the theatre; studies in text analysis, studio processes and technical production; elementary work in design criticism, scale model making, and costume design. A course serving as an introduction to theatre design and production.

Directing-Acting Process (4)
A studio class that investigates the fundamental skills a director needs to work with actors. Working with actors, students learn how to animate the text onstage through status exercises and scene work as they develop their skill in text work, staging, and dramatic storytelling. Prerequisite: THDR or TDDR 108 or THHS or TDHT 10.

Introduction to Theatre (4)
An introduction to fundamental concepts in drama and performance. Students will attend performances and learn about how the theatre functions as an art and as an industry in today’s world. Prerequisite: none.

Cult Films: Weirdly Dramatic (4)
A select survey of eight to ten exceptional offbeat, frequently low-budget films from the last sixty years that have attained cult status. The mix includes Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932) to John Water’s Pink Flamingos (1973). Aspects of bad taste, cinematic irony, and theatrical invention will be highlighted. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Topics in Theatre and Film (4)
Great films and the performance of the actors in them are analyzed in their historical, cinematic, or theatrical contexts. This course examines the actor’s contribution to classic cinema and the social and aesthetic forces at work in film. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Beginning Contemporary Dance (2)
Introduction to contemporary dance as an expressive medium, building technical skills at the beginning level. Pattern variations analyzed in time, space, design, and kinetic sense. Movement exploration includes improvisation and composition. Prerequisite: none. May be taken six times for credit.

Intermediate Ballet (4)
Continued studio work in ballet technique at the intermediate level and terminology. Emphasis on increasing strength, flexibility, and balance, and the interpretation of classical musical phrasing. Includes proper alignment training and artistic philosophy of classical ballet. Prerequisite: six units of THDA or TDMV 1 or consent of instructor. May be taken six times for credit.

Latin Dance of the World (4)
To develop an appreciation and understanding of the various Latin dances. Emphasis on learning basic social dance movement vocabulary, history of Latin cultures, and use of each dance as a means of social and economic expression.

Urban Studies &Planning

Urban Economics

Economic analysis of why and where cities develop, problems they cause, and public policies to deal with these problems. Determination of urban land rent/use, reasons for suburbanization. Transportation and congestion in cities, zoning, poverty and housing, urban local government. Prerequisites: Economics 1A-B or 1-2 and Mathematics 10A or 20A.

Urban Politics

This survey course focuses upon the following six topics: the evolution of urban politics since the mid-nineteenth century; the urban fiscal crisis; federal/urban relationships; the “new” politics; urban power structure and leadership; and selected contemporary policy issues such as downtown redevelopment, poverty, and race.

Urban Design, Theory, and Practice (4)
Roles of the urban designer, preparing schematic proposals and performance statements, identifying opportunities for and constraints on designers. Each student will prepare a practical exercise in urban design using various urban design methods. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Introduction to Urban Planning (4)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of urban planning. It surveys important topics in urban planning, including economic development, urban design, transportation, environmental planning, housing, and the history of urban planning. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

California Government and Politics (4)
This survey course explores six topics: 1) the state’s political history; 2) campaigning, the mass media, and elections; 3) actors and institutions in the making of state policy; 4) local government; 5) contemporary policy issues; e.g., Proposition 13, school desegration, crime, housing and land use, transportation, water; 6) California’s role in national politics. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy (4)
This course will explore the social, political, and economic implications of global economic restructuring, immigration policies, and welfare reform on Asian and Latina immigrant women in the United States. We will critically examine these larger social forces from the perspectives of Latina and Asian immigrant women workers, incorporating theories of race, class, and gender to provide a careful reading of the experiences of immigrant women on the global assembly line. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Sustainable Development (4)
Sustainable development is a concept invoked by an increasingly wide range of scholars, activists, and organizations dedicated to promoting environmentally sound approaches to economic development. This course critically examines the diverse, often contradictory, interests in sustainability. It provides a transdisciplinary overview of emergent theories and practices. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

History of Urban Planning and Design (4)
The analysis of the evolution of city designs over time; study of the forces that influence the form and content of a city: why cities change; comparison of urban planning and architecture in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

Urban Design for Redevelopment (4)
This course addresses inner-city and suburban redevelopment focusing on urban design, ecological, and ethnic issues using advanced physical planning and urban design methods. Also included will be the environmental-impact assessments of redevelopment projects. Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

GIS for Urban and Community Planning (4)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and using GIS to make decisions: acquiring data and organizing data in useful formats, demographic mapping, geocoding. Selected exercises examine crime data, political campaigns, banking and environmental planning, patterns of bank lending and finance. Prerequisites: upper-division standing, USP major.

Visual Arts

Formations of Modern Art

Wide-ranging survey introducing the key aspects of modern art and criticism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Earth Art, and Conceptual Art. Prerequisite: none.

Introduction to Digital Photography

An in-depth exploration of the camera and image utilizing photographic digital technology. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental control of the processes and materials through lectures, field, and lab experience. Basic discussion of image making included. Prerequisite: none. Materials fee required.

Drawing: Representing the Subject (4)
A studio course in beginning drawing covering basic drawing and composition. These concepts will be introduced by the use of models, still life, landscapes, and conceptual projects. Prerequisites: two from VIS 1, 2, 3 and 111.

Painting: Image Making (4)
A studio course focusing on problems inherent in painting—transferring information and ideas onto a two-dimensional surface, color, composition, as well as manual and technical procedures. These concepts will be explored through the use of models, still life, and landscapes. Prerequisites: two from VIS 1, 2, 3 and 111.

The city in Italy (4)

Fantasy in Film (4)
This course will explore the path of the deliberately “unreal” in movies. Fantasy in film will be considered both in terms of its psychological manifestations and also in terms of imaginary worlds created in such willfully anti-realistic genres as science-fiction, horror, and musical films. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Offered in summer session only.

Introduction to Asian Art (4)
Survey of the major artistic trends of India, China, and Japan, taking a topical approach to important developments in artistic style and subject matter to highlight the art of specific cultures and religions. Prerequisites: none. Student may not receive credit for VIS 21 and VIS 21B.

The Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy (4)
This course examines Chinese calligraphy as an art form. This conceptually based introductory course combines fundamental studio exercises with creative explorations. Students are exposed to traditional and contemporary forms of Chinese calligraphy while encouraged to experiment with basic aesthetic grammars. Prerequisite: VIS 105A.

Hard Look at the Movies (4)
Examines a choice of films, selected along different lines of analysis, coherent within the particular premise of the course. Films are selected from different periods and genres among Hollywood, European, and Third World films. May be repeated once for credit. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: VIS 84 or consent of instructor.

Writing Programs

The Writing Course A

A workshop course in reading and writing required of all Warren College students. The course emphasizes argumentation and critical writing based on sources. (Letter grade only.) Prerequisites: satisfaction of the university entry level writing requirement and must be a Warren College student.

The Writing Course B

A workshop course in reading and writing required of all Warren College students who have completed 10A. The course continues the emphasis on argumentation and critical writing based on sources. (Letter grade only.) Prerequisites: completion of WCWP 10A and must be a Warren College student.

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