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Fall 2006 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2006; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Classes with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

General Education: Tier Two  General Ed Program
 

Tier Two:  Arts


ARE 130 -- Exploring Art and Visual Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Exploration and analysis of contemporary and historical art and visual culture.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ARH 201 -- Survey of Western Art in Society: Prehistory through Gothic  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of the art and architecture of western civilization from prehistoric cultures through the Gothic period utilizing interdisciplinary methods. The lectures will focus on the major monuments of art and will examine the relationship between the social function of art and its form and content.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  non-majors only. Credit allowed for ARH 117 or ARH 201 but not for both.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ARH 202 -- Survey of Western Art in Society: Renaissance through Modern  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of the art and architecture of western civilization from the Renaissance through modern times utilizing interdisciplinary methods. The lectures will focus on the major monuments of art and will examine the relationship between the social function of art and its form and content.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  non-majors only. Credit allowed for ARH 118 or ARH 202 but not for both.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ARH 203 -- Survey of Art in Non-Euro/American Societies  (3 units)
Description:  An interdisciplinary survey of arts and architecture of Africa, Mesoamerica, Native North America, and the Pacific Basin.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ARH 312 -- Survey of Medieval Art and Architecture  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of medieval Christian, Islamic and Jewish art and architecture from the late Roman Empire through the fifteenth century. Religious and secular works of art are studied within their cultural and political contexts.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ARH 314 -- Art and Culture of Renaissance Europe  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the production and reception of art and culture in Renaissance Europe.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ARH 315 -- Survey of Baroque and Rococo Art  (3 units)
Description:  An in-depth survey of western European art and architecture from 1600 to 1780. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of, and critical thinking about the social function and content of art.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ARH 316A -- Survey of Baroque Art & Culture  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of Western Art and Architecture in seventeenth-century Europe. This lecture course will examine the major artists, artistic monuments and movements of the seventeenth-century and address the critical issues in the study of seventeenth-century art.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ARH 316B -- Survey of Eighteenth-Century Art  (3 units)
Description:  A survey of European Art and Architecture from the eighteenth-century. The lecture will examine the major artists, artistic monuments and movements of the eighteenth-century and address, more specifically, some of the critical issues in the studies of eighteenth-century art.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ARH 322 -- Introduction to Prehispanic, Hispanic, and Chicano Art  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Prehispanic, Hispanic, and Chicano Art. Survey of the native, prehispanic arts of Meso; Central and South America; art since the conquest of Mexico, Central and South America; and Hispanic Arts of the Southwest and contemporary Chicano art.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  LA S 322.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ART 203 -- Survey of Contemporary Studio Art  (3 units)
Description:  Presents an overview of Art Department offerings in studio art and the history and theory of contemporary visual arts practices. Examines links between the arts, pop culture, and society at large.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 358 -- Design: Cultural and Language  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines issues, principles, methodologies, theories and visual language of graphic design, illustration and new media. Student will be required to keep a journal, write a research paper, and create four visual projects and on-line discussions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Summer.

DNC 100 -- Looking at Dance  (3 units)
Description:  Origins of dance as human expression in ritual, social, and theatrical context. Twentieth century developments in ballet, modern dance, movie, and show dancing.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  open to non-dance majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall.

DNC 112A -- Introduction to Ballet  (1 unit)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities at a beginning level. No previous experience in ballet dance is necessary. Differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 112B -- Ballet for Beginners with Limited Experience  (1 unit)
Description:  Ballet dance basic skills and new rhythmic challenges incorporated to advance the beginner to a higher performance level. Explores a variety of music styles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
Prerequisite(s):  DNC 112A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 112C -- Intermediate Ballet  (2 units)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills an aesthetic sensibilities at a moderately sophisticated level. Appropriate for students with 4-8 semesters of prior ballet training. Subtle differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 143 -- Improvisation  (1 unit)
Description:  Improvisation for non-majors and those students in education desiring certification for teaching dance K-12.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Spring.

DNC 144A -- Introduction to Jazz Dance  (1 unit)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities at a beginning level. No previous experience in jazz dance is necessary. Differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 2 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

DNC 144B -- Jazz Dance for Beginners with Limited Experience  (1 unit)
Description:  Jazz dance basic skills and new rhythmic challenges incorporated to advance the beginner to a higher performance level. Explores a variety of music styles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

DNC 144C -- Intermediate Jazz Dance  (2 units)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills an aesthetic sensibilities at a moderately sophisticated level. Appropriate for students with 4-8 semesters of prior jazz dance training. Subtle differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 152A -- Beginning Modern Dance  (1 unit)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities at a beginning level. No previous experience in modern dance is necessary. Differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 152B -- Modern Dance with Limited Experience  (1 unit)
Description:  Modern dance basic skills and new rhythmic challenges incorporated to advance the beginner to a higher performance level. Explores a variety of music styles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
Prerequisite(s):  DNC 152A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 152C -- Intermediate Modern Dance  (2 units)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills an aesthetic sensibilities at a moderately sophisticated level. Appropriate for students with 4-8 semesters of prior modern dance training. Subtle differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $10 per credit hour.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 175 -- Theatre Dance  (1 unit)
Description:  Jazz movement styles for the beginning dancer; basic steps, phrases, and performing techniques for musical comedy and media dance entertainment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

DNC 176A -- Introduction to Tap Dance  (1 unit)
Description:  Emphasis will be directed toward learning and developing both technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities at a beginning level. No previous experience in tap dance is necessary. Differences in movement quality, energy and rhythm will be explored.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

DNC 176B -- Tap Dance for Beginners with Limited Experience  (1 unit)
Description:  Tap dance basic skills and new rhythmic challenges incorporated to advance the beginner to a higher performance level. Explores a variety of music styles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  DNC 176A or enrollment by audition only.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Spring.

DNC 200 -- History of Dance  (3 units)
Description:  History of dance in western civilization from ancient Egypt to the present.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

DNC 276A -- Intermediate Tap Dance  (2 units)
Description:  Expanding fundamental tap technique with a variety of musical styles and rhythmic applications, intermediate tap dance will emphasize basic tap steps and how those basics can augment advanced skills and techniques.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  enrollment by audition only.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall.

ENGL 209 -- Introduction to the Writing of Poetry  (3 units)
Description:  Beginning techniques of poetry writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original poetry, and readings in contemporary poetry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequences.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 210 -- Introduction to the Writing of Fiction  (3 units)
Description:  Beginning techniques of fiction writing, taught through exercises, the writing of original fiction, and readings in contemporary fiction.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequences.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 300 -- Literature and Film  (3 units)
Description:  Comparative study of literature and cinema as aesthetic media.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence.
Usually offered:  Fall.

HNRS 295B -- An Encounter with Poets and Their Poetry  (3 units)
Description:  This Honors course is taught in conjunction with the semester-long UA Visiting Poets and Writers Reading Series. Class members read and discuss current work of the invited writers during class time and attend six Wednesday night (8 pm) public readings sponsored by the Poetry Center. Most readers then attend our class for a conversation about poetry and the life course that has prepared them for their work. In addition to the critical study of contemporary poetry, class members experiment over the semester with their own creative writing. This laboratory of production and discussion prepares each honors student for the final project, a portfolio that assembles critical responses to the visiting poets’ work and original explorations of the genre itself.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

JPN 245 -- Popular Culture in Japan  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to contemporary Japanese popular culture through study of literature, theater, entertainment, advertising, film and other fields.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LA S 322 -- Introduction to Prehispanic, Hispanic, and Chicano Art  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Prehispanic, Hispanic, and Chicano Art. Survey of the native, prehispanic arts of Meso; Central and South America; art since the conquest of Mexico, Central and South America; and Hispanic Arts of the Southwest and contemporary Chicano art.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ARH 322; ARH is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LA S 337 -- Survey of Mexican Folk Music  (3 units)
Description:  Examination of the traditional folk music of Mexico. Covers the history and evolution of the mariachi as well as the vast potpourri of Mexican music tradition. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  MUS 337; MUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

M AR 102 -- Discovering Media  (3 units)
Description:  Introductory to media analysis techniques including picture and sound, narration, and representation. Illustrative materials vary with topic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MAS 337 -- Survey of Mexican Folk Music  (3 units)
Description:  Examination of the traditional folk music of Mexico. Covers the history and evolution of the mariachi as well as the vast potpourri of Mexican music tradition. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  MUS 337; MUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 100 -- Basic Musicianship  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the rudiments of musical notation, harmony, rhythm, and melody.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MUS 101A -- Exploring Music through Piano for General Students  (3 units)
Description:  This is an interactive course in music that explores the creative nature and process of making music at the piano. A goal of the course is to provide a basis for lifelong valuing of the musical experience and music making so that the student will continue with the piano as a source of self-expression and growth. The course introduces and develops an understanding of the basic concepts of music and the fundamentals of the keyboard. Improvisation and composition, sight-reading, playing by ear, harmonization, solo and ensemble keyboard repertoire, and applications of music technology will be creatively explored throughout the course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $13.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall.

MUS 107 -- Understanding Music through Listening  (3 units)
Description:  Development of listening skills through introductory study of Western art music, world music, and jazz.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  1 hour lecture, 1 hour discussion, 2 hours studio.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MUS 108 -- Survey of Music, Meaning and Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Continuation of 107, with emphasis on Western art music, particularly that of the Medieval through the Baroque era, and the music of other cultures.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MUS 109 -- Rock and American Popular Music  (3 units)
Description:  This course surveys the history of rock music in a way that underscores the power of music as a means of communication. In addition to studying the various sound characteristics and styles associated with rock, we will look at the specific ways that the development of rock music illustrates basic operations of music in general: the role music plays in shaping social (including economic) interaction, and the relationship between musical production and worldview.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MUS 231 -- Jazz History  (3 units)
Description:  Development of Jazz in the United States.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MUS 328 -- American Pop Music: Sinatra Era  (3 units)
Description:  American popular music associated with Tin Pan Alley and the American musical theater through the recordings and interpretations of Frank Sinatra.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Summer.

MUS 334 -- Music in World Cultures  (3 units)
Description:  Overview of nonwestern musics in selected world cultures.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MUS 337 -- Survey of Mexican Folk Music  (3 units)
Description:  Examination of the traditional folk music of Mexico. Covers the history and evolution of the mariachi as well as the vast potpourri of Mexican music tradition. A working knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  MAS 337, LA S 337.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MUS 344 -- Arab and Asian Music  (3 units)
Description:  Exploration of the structure and utility of music in Indian, Arab, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian cultures.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MUS 360 -- Music Fundamentals through Experience  (3 units)
Description:  Music skills, concepts and information learned through playing, singing and focused listening. Emphasis on beginning experiences with autoharp, guitar, recorder and voice. No prior musical training is assumed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

T AR 100 -- Acting for General College Students  (3 units)
Description:  The craft of acting with emphasis on body, voice and mind. Theoretical background and practical experience, including in-class performances of selected scenes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

T AR 103 -- Theatre Appreciation  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the art used in producing the play: directing, acting, technical production.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.


Tier Two: Humanities


AFAS 200 -- Africana Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience as grounded in the humanities and social sciences. A broad investigation of Africana history and culture and its subsequent evolution in the United States.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AFAS 222 -- African American Studies: A History of Ideas  (3 units)
Description:  The theoretical and philosophical ideas expressed by thinkers of the African world. Issues in the areas of epistemological relativism, ethics, political philosophy and the history of ideas will be examined.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  PHIL 222, ANTH 222.
Usually offered:  Spring.

AFAS 224 -- Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in Southeast  (3 units)
Description:  There were actually several "Souths" during the Holocaust of Enslavement. However, courses taught in the era of African enslavement have tended to focus on the northern most regions, such as Virginia, which are often taken to represent-if not constitute-the South. This course looks at the other "South" and the French and Spanish colonizers of South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. It offers a different perspective of the beginnings of the Great Enslavement and compares and contrasts the lives and struggles of enslaved, freed, and self-emancipated Africans in the Southwest during the tenure of Spain.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  HIST 224.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AFAS 245 -- African Literature in Translation  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Francophone African literature coming from the Western part of the African continent, which forms a geographical and cultural entity. Taught in English. Does not court toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  FREN 245; FREN is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

AFAS 249 -- Images of Africa  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to African life and culture through explorations in the following areas: history, geography, institutions, the arts, and language and literature. Taught in English. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  FREN 249; FREN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AFAS 255 -- African American Politics  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to illumine the political economy of the African American community in the United States, with special attention to issues of race, politics, class and gender. Major themes in the course will focus on the struggles of African American people for justice from the period of reconstruction through the civil rights and post-civil rights eras. The question of Black political organizing and institution building both within and outside the dominant structures of the U.S. political economy will be discussed throughout the course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AFAS 315 -- African/African American Psychology  (3 units)
Description:  This coure introduces students to theoretical explanations for the behavior and thought of African/African American people based on their personal and social experiences and explores the development of independent Black theories of psycho-social behavior that challenge Eurocentric Psycho-analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  UnderGrad Major Required.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

AFAS 320 -- The African American Slave Narrative: History and Literature  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the history of narratives by African slaves before and after the American Civil War. This course will benefit majors/minors in American/African Literature or other interdisciplinary majors who wish to study the historical experiences of minority ethnic cultures in America.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AFAS 365 -- Ancient African Civilizations  (3 units)
Description:  This course illuminates the vastness and far-reaching complexity of ancient African civilizations. It demonstrates the historical role that African cultures and civilizations played in the shaping of the ancient classical world.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AFAS 381 -- African/Indigenous Religions  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines religious beliefs in Africa in order to illuminate connections between religion and culture on that continent, and to examine the relationship between religio-culture and the socio-economic and political forces that shape contemporary African societies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  RELI 381.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ANTH 222 -- African American Studies: A History of Ideas  (3 units)
Description:  The theoretical and philosophical ideas expressed by thinkers of the African world. Issues in the areas of epistemological relativism, ethics, political philosophy and the history of ideas will be examined.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 222; AFAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ANTH 330 -- Language and Society in the Middle East and South Asia  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines the interaction of language and social variables in the Middle East and South Asia, and focuses on issues such as class, ethnicity, religion, bilingualism, and education, and the factors that bring about language change, language planning, and language spread.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  NES 330; NES is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ARH 300 -- The Classical Ideal in 1930's Art  (3 units)
Description:  This course highlights art movements which dominated the American culture scene throughout the 1930s, focusing on classical influences from ancient Greece and Rome.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  CLAS 300; CLAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CLAS 220 -- Classical Tradition I  (3 units)
Description:  Surveys western civilization from the Greco-Roman perspective, beginning before the Greeks and Romans, investigating the origins of their cultures, and proceeding through Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

CLAS 221 -- Classical Tradition II  (3 units)
Description:  Surveys western civilization from the Greco-Roman perspective, covering the classical tradition from the Middle Ages to the present.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

CLAS 260 -- Ancient Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of Greek philosophy, from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Plato and Aristotle to post-Aristotelian philosophers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  PHIL 260; PHIL is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CLAS 300 -- The Classical Ideal in 1930's Art  (3 units)
Description:  This course highlights art movements which dominated the American culture scene throughout the 1930s, focusing on classical influences from ancient Greece and Rome.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  ARH 300.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CLAS 342 -- Homer  (3 units)
Description:  A study of the Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. All readings in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CLAS 346 -- Classical Greek Tragedy  (3 units)
Description:  Readings in ancient Greek tragedy in translation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 220A -- Literature of the Bible  (3 units)
Description:  Old Testament: legendary and historical narratives, prophetic literature, and poetry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  RELI 220A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ENGL 220B -- Literature of the Bible  (3 units)
Description:  New Testament: The Gospels, the Epistles of Paul, and Revelation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  RELI 220B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ENGL 231 -- Shakespeare's Major Plays  (3 units)
Description:  A close reading of six to eight plays, including a comedy, a history, a tragedy, and a tragicomedy.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence and two courses from Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 245 -- African Literature in Translation  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Francophone African literature coming from the Western part of the African continent, which forms a geographical and cultural entity. Taught in English. Does not court toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  FREN 245; FREN is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ENGL 260 -- Major British Writers  (3 units)
Description:  Intensive study of selected works by major British writers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence and two courses from Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 265 -- Major American Writers  (3 units)
Description:  Intensive study of selected works by major American writers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence and two courses from Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 267 -- Dramatic Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Great works of the western drama with emphasis on style, theme and cultural context. Non-western works will occasionally be included for contrast.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence and two courses from Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGL 280 -- Introduction to Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Close reading of literary texts, critical analysis, and articulation of intellectually challenging ideas in clear prose.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of freshman composition sequence and two courses from Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ENGR 317 -- Science Fiction Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Science fiction is studied as a genre of film and print fiction in which we can imagine future societies and future science and technology in utopian and dystopian forms paying particular attention to race/class/gender and depictions of identity and otherness, as well as social power in imagined societies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  W S 317; W S is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

FREN 245 -- African Literature in Translation  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Francophone African literature coming from the Western part of the African continent, which forms a geographical and cultural entity. Taught in English. Does not court toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  ENGL 245, AFAS 245.
Usually offered:  Spring.

FREN 249 -- Images of Africa  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to African life and culture through explorations in the following areas: history, geography, institutions, the arts, and language and literature. Taught in English. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 249.
Usually offered:  Fall.

FREN 280 -- Introduction to French Language, Linguistics and Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Introductory course to key concepts in French language, linguistics and culture through a variety of media (textbook, comics, films, Web). This course is taught in English and requires no knowledge of French. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement, of the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

FREN 282 -- The French Novel and Society  (3 units)
Description:  French literature in translation. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

FREN 283 -- Existentialism and the Absurd: The French Foundations  (3 units)
Description:  French literature in translation. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement, or the major or minor in French. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

FREN 284 -- French Theater in Translation  (3 units)
Description:  Representative masterpieces of French theater from its origins in the Middle Ages to the contemporary. Includes medieval religious and profane pieces, classical theater of 16th and 17th centuries, etc. Taught in English. Does not count toward fulfillment of language requirement or the major or minor in French.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GER 273 -- Tradition and Revolution: German Romanticism  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to major 19th century artists, writers, and composers of German speaking countries. Focuses on their works and our responses to them. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  freshman composition, two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GER 275 -- The German Classical Heritage: 1755 to 1945  (3 units)
Description:  From Apollo to Dionysus and beyond: Weimar Classicism and its reception in German literature, philosophy and art history. Lectures and readings in English. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GER 276 -- Rebellion and Crisis: The Many Faces of the Weimar Republic  (3 units)
Description:  Examines texts from the turn of the 20th century to the Third Reich which reveal an explosion of creativity across boundaries: literature, fine arts, pop culture, architecture, film. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GER 278 -- Medieval Answers to Modern Problems  (3 units)
Description:  Discussion of essential texts from the Middle Ages which offer fundamental answers, 1) such as gender, class conflicts, death, happiness, and God. 2) gender is treated as an analytical topic. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GER 325 -- History of German Cinema  (3 units)
Description:  The important films in the development of German cinema of the pre-1945 period and the cinema of the Federal Republic of Germany after 1945 to the present. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  M AR 325.
Usually offered:  Fall.

GER 373 -- Women's Fictions in Twentieth-Century Germany  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to a variety of twentieth-century women writers and film makers in German-speaking countries. Texts will range from literary works to essays, films, and videos of theater performances. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  W S 373.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GER 375 -- Love, Madness and Decay in fin-de-siecle Vienna  (3 units)
Description:  Explores the themes of love, madness, decay and death as they appear in the works of major writers, artists, composers and thinkers associated with Vienna at the turn of the century, 1880-1920. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

GER 376 -- German-Jewish Writers  (3 units)
Description:  Focuses on the contributions of Jewish writers to German culture. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of Tier One.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 376.
Usually offered:  Fall.

GER 379 -- Religion in German Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to major cultural figures of German speaking countries who have seen, imagined, or experienced what role religion may or can play in human life. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  RELI 379.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

HIST 224 -- Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in Southeast  (3 units)
Description:  There were actually several "Souths" during the Holocaust of Enslavement. However, courses taught in the era of African enslavement have tended to focus on the northern most regions, such as Virginia, which are often taken to represent-if not constitute-the South. This course looks at the other "South" and the French and Spanish colonizers of South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. It offers a different perspective of the beginnings of the Great Enslavement and compares and contrasts the lives and struggles of enslaved, freed, and self-emancipated Africans in the Southwest during the tenure of Spain.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  AFAS 224; AFAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

HIST 277A -- History of the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:  Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  NES 277A; NES is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

HIST 372A -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372A; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

HIST 372B -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Tim: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372B; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ITAL 230A -- Italian Culture: Middle Ages and Renaissance  (3 units)
Description:  Italian culture from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

ITAL 230B -- Italian Culture: Baroque Age to the Present  (3 units)
Description:  Italian Culture: Baroque Age to the Present. Required for the major or minor in Italian Studies option. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ITAL 240 -- Italian Folklore and Popular Culture  (3 units)
Description:  A study of the oral narratives (fairy tales, legends, saints' legends) and customary crafts of ordinary Italian and Italian Americans.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Summer.

ITAL 250A -- Italian Literature in Translation: The Middle Ages  (3 units)
Description:  Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ITAL 250B -- Italian Literature in Translation: The Renaissance  (3 units)
Description:  Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ITAL 250C -- Italian Literature in Translation: Italian Theater  (3 units)
Description:  Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ITAL 250D -- Italian Literature in Translation: The Novel  (3 units)
Description:  Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ITAL 330B -- Italian Americana in Fiction and Film: Crossing Oceans  (3 units)
Description:  Comprehensive study of a particular aspect of Italian culture: Italian Americana in Fiction and Film: Crossing Oceans. Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

JPN 220 -- Religion in Japanese Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to texts, images and activities, both historical and contemporary, that comprise Japanese religion.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  RELI 220.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

JPN 311 -- Death in Traditional Japanese Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Death in the Japanese literary tradition from the 7th to 20th centuries. All readings are in English translation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

JUS 372A -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  NES 372A, HIST 372A, RELI 372A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

JUS 372B -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Tim: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  HIST 372B, NES 372B, RELI 372B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

JUS 376 -- German-Jewish Writers  (3 units)
Description:  Focuses on the contributions of Jewish writers to German culture. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  completion of Tier One.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  GER 376; GER is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LAT 201 -- Intermediate Latin I  (4 units)
Description:  Review of Latin grammar with readings from Cicero and other prose writers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  LAT 102.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LAT 202 -- Intermediate Latin II  (4 units)
Description:  Readings from Ovid, Virgil and other Latin poets.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  LAT 201.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LING 330 -- Language and Society in the Middle East and South Asia  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines the interaction of language and social variables in the Middle East and South Asia, and focuses on issues such as class, ethnicity, religion, bilingualism, and education, and the factors that bring about language change, language planning, and language spread.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  NES 330; NES is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

M AR 325 -- History of German Cinema  (3 units)
Description:  The important films in the development of German cinema of the pre-1945 period and the cinema of the Federal Republic of Germany after 1945 to the present. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  GER 325; GER is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NES 277A -- History of the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:  Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  HIST 277A, RELI 277A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NES 330 -- Language and Society in the Middle East and South Asia  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines the interaction of language and social variables in the Middle East and South Asia, and focuses on issues such as class, ethnicity, religion, bilingualism, and education, and the factors that bring about language change, language planning, and language spread.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  ANTH 330, LING 330.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NES 372A -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372A; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NES 372B -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Tim: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372B; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

PHIL 222 -- African American Studies: A History of Ideas  (3 units)
Description:  The theoretical and philosophical ideas expressed by thinkers of the African world. Issues in the areas of epistemological relativism, ethics, political philosophy and the history of ideas will be examined.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 222; AFAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

PHIL 260 -- Ancient Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of Greek philosophy, from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Plato and Aristotle to post-Aristotelian philosophers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  CLAS 260.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PHIL 261 -- Medieval Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  The course focuses on three important thinkers in the Christian medieval tradition-Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas. Topics covered: knowledge and skepticism, free will and the problem of evil, the nature and existence of God, and problem of universals.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHIL 262 -- Early Modern Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of major 17th and 18th century British and European philosophers, chosen from Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 210 -- Religion in the American Experience  (3 units)
Description:  Examines American religious ideas, practices, and forms of community from the colonial period to the present. Themes include the interrelation of religion with politics, immigration, gender, and racial and ethnic diversity in the United States.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  TRAD 104.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 220 -- Religion in Japanese Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to texts, images and activities, both historical and contemporary, that comprise Japanese religion.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JPN 220; JPN is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 220A -- Literature of the Bible  (3 units)
Description:  Old Testament: legendary and historical narratives, prophetic literature, and poetry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  ENGL 220A; ENGL is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 220B -- Literature of the Bible  (3 units)
Description:  New Testament: The Gospels, the Epistles of Paul, and Revelation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  ENGL 220B; ENGL is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RELI 250 -- Religion and Culture in the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the relationship and various forms of religion and culture in the Southwest.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 277A -- History of the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:  Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  NES 277A; NES is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 300 -- Christian Literature and Thought  (3 units)
Description:  Development of Christian thought from the New Testament through the Protestant Reformation.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

RELI 304 -- The Question of God  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the question of God from a theological, philosophical, and literary perspective.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 372A -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372A; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 372B -- History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Tim: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  JUS 372B; JUS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RELI 379 -- Religion in German Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to major cultural figures of German speaking countries who have seen, imagined, or experienced what role religion may or can play in human life. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  GER 379; GER is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 381 -- African/Indigenous Religions  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines religious beliefs in Africa in order to illuminate connections between religion and culture on that continent, and to examine the relationship between religio-culture and the socio-economic and political forces that shape contemporary African societies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 381; AFAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RSSS 210 -- Utopian Visions: Promises and Reality in 20th Century Russia  (3 units)
Description:  A multimedia examination 20th century utopian visions through the arts in Russia and the Soviet Union.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RSSS 340 -- Accursed Questions: Russian Writers and Society, 1825-1904  (3 units)
Description:  A Tier-Two Humanities course with readings and discussion in English or representative Russian literary works of the 19th century.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RSSS 350 -- The Soviet Experiment  (3 units)
Description:  Readings and discussion in English of representative Russian literary works from the 20th century.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SPAN 210 -- Latin America on Film  (3 units)
Description:  This course will focus on the portrayal of the historical, cultural and socio-political reality of Latin America in film. It will also incorporate the representation of literature on film.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

W S 200 -- Women and Western Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Examines the various ways in which women have been depicted in western philosophy, literature, and the arts from the classical Greek period to the present. Explores women's cultural expressions and representations of themselves.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

W S 317 -- Science Fiction Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Science fiction is studied as a genre of film and print fiction in which we can imagine future societies and future science and technology in utopian and dystopian forms paying particular attention to race/class/gender and depictions of identity and otherness, as well as social power in imagined societies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Identical to:  ENGR 317.
Usually offered:  Spring.

W S 373 -- Women's Fictions in Twentieth-Century Germany  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to a variety of twentieth-century women writers and film makers in German-speaking countries. Texts will range from literary works to essays, films, and videos of theater performances. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (TRAD 101,102,103,104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  GER 373; GER is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.


Tier Two: Individuals and Societies


A ED 408 -- Diversity Issues in a Contemporary Society  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed as a work world preparation course for all majors. As students ready to leave the relative safety of the cocooned worlds of their chosen disciplines, this course provides practical tools and information necessary to succeed in a diverse and changing world of work. By combining interactive learning, current and relevant readings, and key presenters, the course will help completers integrate more smoothly into the next phase of their lives. As the world shrinks and we find ourselves playing roles in an increasingly diverse society, understanding the communication process and how culture, race and gender affect interpersonal communication becomes ever so more important for all of us. The class will take an objective look at our own beliefs and the beliefs and systems espoused by our chosen disciplines. The students who graduate today will create the way our fields operate in the future.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AFAS 260 -- Ethnic Relations in the United States  (3 units)
Description:  Analysis of minority relations and mass movements in urban society; trends in the modern world, with special reference to present-day race problems and social conflict.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  SOC 260; SOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AFAS 340 -- The Politics of Race and the African Experience  (3 units)
Description:  By examining both primary and secondary sources this course explores the historical development of African-American civil rights from 1619 with the arrival of the first Africans to Jamestown colony, to the momentous decision by the Supreme court to desegregate schools in 1954.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AFAS 444 -- Rethinking Race and Health in the United States  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to expose undergraduates to the complexity of cultural and ethnic considerations as they pertain to the health and well being of underrepresented groups in the U. S., such as, African Americans. Drawing on perspectives from public health, the social/behavioral sciences, and perspectives from Africana Studies, we will engage in the comparative study of health cultures. We will explore the historical and contemporary multilayered social, cultural, political, and economic systems that engender the social and cultural determinants that shape health status, health behavior and health inequalities of Africana peoples in the United States.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  CPH 444.
Usually offered:  Fall.

AGTM 380 -- Global Agricultural and International Relations  (3 units)
Description:  The importance of agriculture to the cultures, political structures, and economies of developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); introductory course in anthropology, sociology or economics. Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  GEOG 380, ANTH 380.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AIS 205 -- Clovis to Coronado: Archaeology of the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  Nontechnical discussion of the lifeways of the ancient people of the Southwest.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  ANTH 205; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AIS 206 -- Native Peoples of the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  Nontechnical discussion of Southwestern Indian cultures from historic times to the present.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  ANTH 206; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AIS 210 -- American Indian Languages  (3 units)
Description:  This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  LING 210; LING is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ANTH 202 -- Applying Anthropology in a Global Context  (3 units)
Description:  Course introduces students to the orders of meaning and power that influence human living and working conditions, as well as the capacity of human beings to alter those conditions. A combination of lectures, readings, films, class discussions and exercises will familiarize students with approaches to global problems in applied anthropology and the solutions that the discipline has proposed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ANTH 203 -- Caribbean Transformations from "Cannibals" to Reggae  (3 units)
Description:  The systematic study of processes of culture change. Course focuses on an ethnographic region - the Caribbean - which has been the site of intense culture contacts.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ANTH 205 -- Clovis to Coronado: Archaeology of the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  Nontechnical discussion of the lifeways of the ancient people of the Southwest.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AIS 205.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ANTH 206 -- Native Peoples of the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  Nontechnical discussion of Southwestern Indian cultures from historic times to the present.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AIS 206.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ANTH 207 -- Material Culture Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Material culture studied as an essential component of individual and social activities. Objects to be read as evidence based on consciously introduced attributes and objects as metaphors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  MSE 207.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ANTH 307 -- Ecological Anthropology  (3 units)
Description:  Cultural adaptation with emphasis on the systematic interaction of environment, technology, and social organization among hunter-gatherers, nomadic herders, and peasant farmers.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ANTH 316 -- Political Economy of Language  (3 units)
Description:  Interethnic and interclass contests over language and meanings in relation to access to material resources and civil rights.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); junior status; two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ANTH 320 -- Ancient Civilizations  (3 units)
Description:  Intensive introduction to the evolution of the world's earliest states: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus, China, Peru, Maya, Mexico. Comparative topics include urbanism, elites, economics, literacy and collapse.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  consent of instructor.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ANTH 380 -- Global Agricultural and International Relations  (3 units)
Description:  The importance of agriculture to the cultures, political structures, and economies of developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); introductory course in anthropology, sociology or economics. Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  AGTM 380; AGTM is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

AREC 350 -- Economics, Ethics and Environmental Management  (3 units)
Description:  Critical analysis of environmental issues using political economy models. Integrates economic, ethical and political concepts in discussing conflicts surrounding food safety, endangered species, land use, and pollution issues.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 200 or ECON 201A or two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

CLAS 240 -- Ancient Athletics  (3 units)
Description:  Comparative study of ancient and modern athletics in their cultural contexts. Readings in English translation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

CLAS 305 -- Greek and Roman Religion  (3 units)
Description:  Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  RELI 305.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CLAS 306 -- The Transformation of Society: Christianity in the Greco-Roman World  (3 units)
Description:  Investigates the emergence of Christianity in the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman milieu.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  RELI 306.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CLAS 335 -- Roman Empire: Rulers and Ruled  (3 units)
Description:  Topics in multiculturalism: transformation of the Roman empire by diverse individuals and peoples all over the Mediterranean basin; centered on the second C.E.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CLAS 362 -- Women and Gender in Antiguity  (3 units)
Description:  Women in literature, archaeology and history from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  W S 362.
Usually offered:  Spring.

COMM 211 -- Meaning in Language and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  INDV 101.
Typical structure:  2 hours discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  LING 211; LING is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CPH 444 -- Rethinking Race and Health in the United States  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to expose undergraduates to the complexity of cultural and ethnic considerations as they pertain to the health and well being of underrepresented groups in the U. S., such as, African Americans. Drawing on perspectives from public health, the social/behavioral sciences, and perspectives from Africana Studies, we will engage in the comparative study of health cultures. We will explore the historical and contemporary multilayered social, cultural, political, and economic systems that engender the social and cultural determinants that shape health status, health behavior and health inequalities of Africana peoples in the United States.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 444; AFAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ECON 200 -- Basic Economic Issues  (3 units)
Description:  National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). Not available to students who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 201A, ECON 201B, or ECON 210.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ECON 201A -- Principles of Economics  (3 units)
Description:  Nature of economics, price theory for the product market, factor prices, international economics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). Not available to students who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 200 or ECON 210.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ECON 210 -- Survey of Economics  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to micro- and macro-economic theory and the application of theory to situations involving individuals, society, and institutions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  6 units of calculus, two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). Not available to students who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 200, ECON 201A or ECON 201B.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ED P 200 -- Evolution and Human Development  (3 units)
Description:  An examination of human psychological and behavioral development across the lifespan with a focus on how the processes of evolution have influenced individual development.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  FSHD 200, PSYC 200.
Usually offered:  Fall.

EDL 200 -- A Global Perspective on Schooling  (3 units)
Description:  This exploratory course will introduce students to the role of schools in society through a comprehensive review of culture and traditions. Emphasis will be placed on social issues and trends that impact schooling and the implications for the future direction of education. How effective is our current educational system?; how has the role of the teacher changed?; how does American education "stack up" against other countries? and are current reforms really going to improve education? are among the topical questions addressed in this course. Students will be expected to participate in field study and observation experiences in school settings.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

FSHD 200 -- Evolution and Human Development  (3 units)
Description:  An examination of human psychological and behavioral development across the lifespan with a focus on how the processes of evolution have influenced individual development.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ED P 200; ED P is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

GEOG 210 -- The Political & Cultural Geography of Globalization  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines how systems of difference provide revealing analytical categories for understanding the political and cultural geography of globalization and develops critical thinking skills that can be used effectively beyond this course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOG 251 -- World Regions: Comparative and Global Perspectives  (3 units)
Description:  Survey and comparison of major world regions with a foucs on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Identical to:  LA S 251, NES 251.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

GEOG 256 -- Sustainable Cities and Societies  (3 units)
Description:  Urbanization and cities within the sustainability framework. Global urbanization, social justice, environmental equity, growth management, "the new urbanism." International cases. Web based projects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  RNR 256; RNR is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

GEOG 367 -- Population Geography  (3 units)
Description:  Fertility, mortality, and migration as agents of demographic change. Topics include fertility control and LDCs; working mothers and NDCs; aging societies; legal/illegal immigration in the U.S., population policies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  SOC 367.
Usually offered:  Fall.

GEOG 380 -- Global Agricultural and International Relations  (3 units)
Description:  The importance of agriculture to the cultures, political structures, and economies of developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and Oceania.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); introductory course in anthropology, sociology or economics. Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  AGTM 380; AGTM is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GER 274 -- Dialogue of the Sexes: Men and Women in Contemporary German Society  (3 units)
Description:  To view a closely related culture from the standpoint of our own lives; to get a critical perspective on the spontaneous assumptions we make about gendered individuals and their societies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ITAL 330D -- Women in Italian Society  (3 units)
Description:  Comprehensive study of a particular aspect of Italian culture: Women in Italian Society. Counts toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian Studies. Taught in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

LA S 251 -- World Regions: Comparative and Global Perspectives  (3 units)
Description:  Survey and comparison of major world regions with a foucs on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Identical to:  GEOG 251; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LING 210 -- American Indian Languages  (3 units)
Description:  This course surveys American Indian languages and the communities that speak them, focusing on a representative sample for closer study. The role of language in maintaining cultural identity is examined, and prospects for the future of American Indian languages are assessed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AIS 210.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

LING 211 -- Meaning in Language and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  INDV 101.
Typical structure:  2 hours discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  COMM 211, PHIL 211.
Usually offered:  Fall.

LRC 204 -- Language, Culture, and Race in Education  (3 units)
Description:  Contexts of diversity in schools and society and the ways language shapes culture identity.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

MAS 265 -- Overview of Mexican-American Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Mexican American studies from multidisciplinary perspectives.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MAS 365 -- Latinos and Latinas: Emerging Contemporary Issues  (3 units)
Description:  Using a comparative and multi-disciplinary focus this course critically examines major issues in Latino/a scholarship. Major topics include: immigration, political economy, class, the politics of ethnic identity creation and maintenance, the construction of race, gender, sexuality, and policy issues.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MAS 375 -- Mexican Americans in Contemporary Society  (3 units)
Description:  This course will focus on the major public issues facing Latinos this century. Given the broad range of experiences among Mexican Americans, the class will cover immigration, bilingual education, race/ethnic relations, and voting rights from different perspectives. Students will be exposed to a multitude of issues affecting Mexican Americans, but also to models that explain and situate Mexican Americans in American society.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MAS 280, consent of instructor.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall.

MSE 207 -- Material Culture Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Material culture studied as an essential component of individual and social activities. Objects to be read as evidence based on consciously introduced attributes and objects as metaphors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  ANTH 207; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NES 251 -- World Regions: Comparative and Global Perspectives  (3 units)
Description:  Survey and comparison of major world regions with a foucs on how global processes, regional interconnections, and local geographic conditions create distinctive regions and landscapes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Identical to:  GEOG 251; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

NES 334 -- Islamic Thought  (3 units)
Description:  A consideration of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and the view of the universe and the modes of behavior and values it advocates. Most of the course will be dedicated to an examination of the majority (Sunni) opinion, but some attention will be directed also to the more significant minority (Shi'i, et al.) positions as well. The course has no prerequisite but does build on the information presented in TRAD 101 Middle Eastern Humanities.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  RELI 334.
Usually offered:  Spring.

NURS 310 -- Family Health and Deafness  (3 units)
Description:  An ecological framework organizes study of individual family and societal response to deafness/hearing impairment occurring across the lifespan (infants-elders).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  SP H 310.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

NURS 376 -- Death and Dying Experiences: A Cross-Cultural Perspective  (3 units)
Description:  Critical examination of individual and societal belief systems about death and the living-dying process across the life span. Emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

PHIL 211 -- Meaning in Language and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to linguistic, psychological, philosophical and social aspects; meaning structures; meaning in the mind/brain; acquisition of word meaning; the differences between literal/figurative meaning; metaphors; meaning in social contexts, models of representation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  INDV 101.
Typical structure:  2 hours discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  LING 211; LING is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PHIL 233 -- Philosophy of Religion  (3 units)
Description:  Nature of religion; existence and nature of God; religion and meaning, values and knowledge.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  RELI 233.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PHIL 264 -- 20th Century Philosophy  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of major analytic and continental philosophers of the 20th century including Peirce, Dewey, James, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Carnap, Austin, Quine, Husserl, Sartre, Heidegger and Derrida.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHIL 323 -- Environmental Ethics  (3 units)
Description:  Do we have an obligation to recycle? What can and what should we do about the quality of our air and water? In general, what are the proper environmental responsibilities of government, business, community organizations, and individual citizens?
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHIL 346 -- Minds, Brains and Computers  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to cognitive science; current issues relating to minds as computers, neuroscience, vision and language.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PSYC 346.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PLN 256 -- Sustainable Cities and Societies  (3 units)
Description:  Urbanization and cities within the sustainability framework. Global urbanization, social justice, environmental equity, growth management, "the new urbanism." International cases. Web based projects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  RNR 256; RNR is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

POL 201 -- American National Government  (3 units)
Description:  General survey of the constitutional bases, organization, and functioning of the American national government; recent and current trends.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

POL 202 -- International Relations  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the international system, its actors and their capabilities; ends and means of foreign policy; international tension, conflict, and cooperation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

POL 203 -- Political Ideas  (3 units)
Description:  Basic issues in political thought, with emphasis on contemporary problems of democracy, liberty, authority, obligation, and ideology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

POL 204 -- Comparative Politics  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of the major political systems and analysis of comparative political concepts, with a view to preparation for more advanced study.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

PSYC 200 -- Evolution and Human Development  (3 units)
Description:  An examination of human psychological and behavioral development across the lifespan with a focus on how the processes of evolution have influenced individual development.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ED P 200; ED P is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PSYC 277 -- Law and Policy in Society: Psychological and Sociological Perspectives  (3 units)
Description:  Interdisciplinary consideration of the origins, definitions, operations, theories, and trajectories of law and legal systems in contemporary society. Excellent preparation for upper-division courses on law and law related topics in the social and behavioral sciences or public administration.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  SOC 277.
Usually offered:  Spring.

PSYC 346 -- Minds, Brains and Computers  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to cognitive science; current issues relating to minds as computers, neuroscience, vision and language.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PHIL 346; PHIL is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PSYC 461A -- The Social Psychology of Attitudes  (3 units)
Description:  This course provides an in-depth analysis of how attitudes influence social interaction. Topics include the social psychological basis of attitudes, the attitude-behavior relationship, social influence and persuasion processes, and how attitudes impact various social problems.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); PSYC 290A or PSYC 290B; PSYC360; Open only to Psychology and IDS majors with a psychology subject area.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RELI 233 -- Philosophy of Religion  (3 units)
Description:  Nature of religion; existence and nature of God; religion and meaning, values and knowledge.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  PHIL 233; PHIL is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 305 -- Greek and Roman Religion  (3 units)
Description:  Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  CLAS 305; CLAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RELI 306 -- The Transformation of Society: Christianity in the Greco-Roman World  (3 units)
Description:  Investigates the emergence of Christianity in the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman milieu.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  CLAS 306; CLAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RELI 334 -- Islamic Thought  (3 units)
Description:  A consideration of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and the view of the universe and the modes of behavior and values it advocates. Most of the course will be dedicated to an examination of the majority (Sunni) opinion, but some attention will be directed also to the more significant minority (Shi'i, et al.) positions as well. The course has no prerequisite but does build on the information presented in TRAD 101 Middle Eastern Humanities.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  NES 334; NES is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 256 -- Sustainable Cities and Societies  (3 units)
Description:  Urbanization and cities within the sustainability framework. Global urbanization, social justice, environmental equity, growth management, "the new urbanism." International cases. Web based projects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  GEOG 256, PLN 256.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RSSS 275 -- The Balkans: Identity in Crisis  (3 units)
Description:  A cultural-historical overview of the cultures of the Balkans focusing on the development of national identity as seen by the people themselves and others.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RSSS 315 -- Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture  (3 units)
Description:  The course will examine supernatural figures who find their folkloric and historical origins in the Slavic and East European tradition. Through legends, chronicles, novels, films, and music, the course will consider how and why these creatures come to reflect contemporary fears.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RSSS 328 -- Women in Russian Literature and Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Images of Russian women as reflected in literary, historical, and religious texts. Cultural attitudes revealed help to understand the status and role of women in today's Russia.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  W S 328.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SERP 200 -- Social Perspectives on Disability as Reflected in American Media and Literature  (3 units)
Description:  Enrolled students will identify and describe perspectives on disability as reflected in American media and literature. They will analyze the influence of these perspectives on individual, political, and social responses to persons with disabilities.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SOC 260 -- Ethnic Relations in the United States  (3 units)
Description:  Analysis of minority relations and mass movements in urban society; trends in the modern world, with special reference to present-day race problems and social conflict.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  AFAS 260.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SOC 277 -- Law and Policy in Society: Psychological and Sociological Perspectives  (3 units)
Description:  Interdisciplinary consideration of the origins, definitions, operations, theories, and trajectories of law and legal systems in contemporary society. Excellent preparation for upper-division courses on law and law related topics in the social and behavioral sciences or public administration.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  PSYC 277; PSYC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SOC 280 -- Schools, Students and Society  (3 units)
Description:  The course explores how social factors produce variation in school practices; and how variation in school practices affect student outcomes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SOC 367 -- Population Geography  (3 units)
Description:  Fertility, mortality, and migration as agents of demographic change. Topics include fertility control and LDCs; working mothers and NDCs; aging societies; legal/illegal immigration in the U.S., population policies.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  GEOG 367; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SP H 310 -- Family Health and Deafness  (3 units)
Description:  An ecological framework organizes study of individual family and societal response to deafness/hearing impairment occurring across the lifespan (infants-elders).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Identical to:  NURS 310; NURS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

W S 210 -- Science, Health, Gender and Race  (3 units)
Description:  This Tier Two course looks at how meanings of gender and race are influenced by popular conceptions of biology and medicine. It explores such controversial topics as gender difference in brain anatomy, genetic models of gayness and intelligence, reproductive technology, hormones, syphilis, and AIDS.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

W S 240 -- Gender in a Transnational World:An Introduction to Women's Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Introductory course to women's studies featuring selected works of twentieth century feminist thought.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

W S 328 -- Women in Russian Literature and Culture  (3 units)
Description:  Images of Russian women as reflected in literary, historical, and religious texts. Cultural attitudes revealed help to understand the status and role of women in today's Russia.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  RSSS 328; RSSS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

W S 362 -- Women and Gender in Antiguity  (3 units)
Description:  Women in literature, archaeology and history from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104).
Approved as:  General Education Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies.
Identical to:  CLAS 362; CLAS is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.


Tier Two: Natural Sciences


ANTH 257B -- Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (3 units)
Description:  The methods, content and practice pertinent to the study of art and archaeology. Materials science provides one of the keys for interpreting objects in their historical and cultural context.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104). Credit for this course or MSE 259 but not for both.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  MSE 257B; MSE is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ANTH 258 -- Laboratory for Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (1 unit)
Description:  Laboratory exercises involving the materials science of art and archaeological objects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
Identical to:  MSE 258; MSE is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ANTH 261 -- The Human Species: Heredity, Environment, and Behavior  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to human biology which focuses on the interaction of heredity and environment in producing the human phenotype.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  1 hour discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ANTH 364 -- Natural History of Our Closest Relatives  (3 units)
Description:  Comparative primate biology, behavior, ecology and evolution.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE).
Usually offered:  Spring.

ASTR 201 -- Cosmology  (3 units)
Description:  Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology are among the fastest developing fields in astronomy. This course presents cosmology as a modern, quantitative science. It describes what we know about galaxies, the large scale structure of the universe and the beginnings and evolution of the Universe. We know quite a bit, assume a lot and have a great deal to learn. The course critically examines our picture of the universe using lectures, a hands-on project, and discussion groups.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

ASTR 202 -- Life in the Universe  (3 units)
Description:  The main goal for students in this course is to have fun learning about the possibilities for life in the Universe and, in the process, gain an appreciation for the methods used in science. To achieve this goal, we will study such seemingly diverse topics as the origin of the Universe, heavy element production, the formation of stars and planets, the nature of planets and their atmospheres, basic chemistry, geological and atmospheric evolution, biological evolution, cultural and technological evolution, interstellar travel, and communication techniques.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ASTR 203 -- Stars  (3 units)
Description:  This course, intended for non-science majors, provides an in-depth and comprehensive study of the stars. Topics to be covered include: the role of stars in human history and how they were named, the classification and properties of stars, star formation and evolution, nuclear fusion, black holes, and the distribution of stars in our Galaxy. Basic principles of physics which are needed to understand the stars (e.g. gravity, light, atomic structure) will also be reviewed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  NATS 101, NATS 102.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ASTR 204 -- Great Debates in Astronomy  (3 units)
Description:  This course examines questions such as: How old is the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? and Should astronauts or robots explore space? Students will study the methods and personalities behind key discoveries, participate in classroom debates, and argue their positions in detailed essays.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ASTR 206 -- Our Golden Age of Planetary Exploration  (3 units)
Description:  We will review current understanding of the contents of our Solar System and emphasize the processes that unite all of the planets and smaller bodies, such as tectonics, weathering, cratering, differentiation, and the evolution of oceans and atmospheres. The course will build on this knowledge to understand humankind's motivation to explore beyond our Solar System, especially to search for planets around distant stars and to look or listen for evidence of life elsewhere in the Universe.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Identical to:  PTYS 206; PTYS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ATMO 325 -- Understanding and Forecasting the Weather  (3 units)
Description:  This course is designed to teach students the basics of weather and weather forecasting.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ATMO 336 -- Weather, Climate and Society  (3 units)
Description:  The course examines basic weather phenomena, climate and climate change, and the associated effects on individuals and societies in the past and present. The possibility and effects of human-caused changes in the climate system are also discussed.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

BIOC 223 -- Human Genetics and Evolution  (4 units)
Description:  This Tier Two biology course focuses on aspects of biology from the perspective of humans and human populations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Identical to:  ECOL 223; ECOL is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ECOL 206 -- Environmental Biology  (4 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. Non-majors orientation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $20.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

ECOL 223 -- Human Genetics and Evolution  (4 units)
Description:  This Tier Two biology course focuses on aspects of biology from the perspective of humans and human populations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
Identical to:  BIOC 223.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ENGR 257B -- Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (3 units)
Description:  The methods, content and practice pertinent to the study of art and archaeology. Materials science provides one of the keys for interpreting objects in their historical and cultural context.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104). Credit for this course or MSE 259 but not for both.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  MSE 257B; MSE is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ENGR 258 -- Laboratory for Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (1 unit)
Description:  Laboratory exercises involving the materials science of art and archaeological objects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
Identical to:  MSE 258; MSE is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOG 220 -- Our Diverse Biosphere  (3 units)
Description:  The strategy is to immerse non-science majors in the biological aspects of Physical Geography and, through lively debate and discussion, maps and images, to enhance critical thinking skills students need to make decisions about the world around them.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOG 230 -- Our Changing Climate  (3 units)
Description:  Where, when, and why is climate changing? We will answer these questions via computer visualization and hands-on exploration of satellite images, time-series, and other climate variability data at global, regional, and local scales, and from paleoclimate to modern instrumental record.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

GEOG 240 -- Our Dynamic Landscape  (3 units)
Description:  Critical perspectives on complex environmental problems; issues include environmental hazards, renewable and nonrenewable resources; global, regional, and local patterns, and geographic scale are emphasized.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOS 210 -- Environmental Geology  (3 units)
Description:  A geological perspective on current environmental problems, their causes and possible solutions. Focus on surface processes, geohazards, natural resources, and global systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GEOS 212 -- Introduction to Oceanography  (3 units)
Description:  Introduces the oceans and their geological, physical, chemical and biological processes with emphasis on their history and formation and the interactions of humans with the marine environment.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

GEOS 216 -- Dinosaurs  (3 units)
Description:  Learn what happened in the real Jurassic Park! Big ideas from cosmology, geology, biology, and atmospheric science are combined to explain the existence of the marvelous Mesozoic monsters.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOS 218 -- Geological Disasters and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Geological catastrophes (earthquakes, meteorite impacts, flooding) are important processes in shaping the Earth. This course will acquaint students with the scientific principles governing these catastrophes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Spring.

GEOS 220 -- Environmental History of the Southwest  (3 units)
Description:  Environmental and cultural history of the Southwest emphasizing discovery of the past using historical science techniques of tree-ring and packrat midden analyses and repeat photography.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

HWR 201 -- Water Science and the Environment  (3 units)
Description:  Water plays a crucial role in the physical, chemical, and biological processes that regulate the Earth system. The relations of physical hydrology are derived from the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry. The water cycle forms the framework for the study of hydrological science. Honors section available.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $2.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  fundamental arithmetic manipulation and/or basic algebra. Two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

HWR 202 -- The Water Cycle  (3 units)
Description:  The purpose of this course is to help students gain a quantitative understanding of the relationship between the hydrosphere and atmosphere and their impact on hydrologic systems, with emphasis on environmental effects. Field trips to the National Weather Service and Tucson Water Purification Plant. Honors section available.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $11 - For van transport and disposable water quality testing material..
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  not open to science and engineering majors.
Typical structure:  1 hour discussion, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Spring.

HWR 203 -- Arizona Water Issues  (3 units)
Description:  Study of the use and misuse of water throughout Arizona and the fundamental tools used to study water supply, quality, and conservation. Introduction to basic hydrologic principles to help students deal with issues they will encounter later as public citizens in their own communities.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Tier One physical science course. Two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  1 hour discussion, 2 hours lecture.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

MSE 257B -- Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (3 units)
Description:  The methods, content and practice pertinent to the study of art and archaeology. Materials science provides one of the keys for interpreting objects in their historical and cultural context.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104). Credit for this course or MSE 259 but not for both.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  ANTH 257B, ENGR 257B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MSE 258 -- Laboratory for Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (1 unit)
Description:  Laboratory exercises involving the materials science of art and archaeological objects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
Identical to:  ENGR 258, ANTH 258.
Usually offered:  Spring.

N SC 310 -- Principles of Human Nutrition in Health and Disease  (3 units)
Description:  Application of basic nutritional principles in the selection of normal and therapeutic diets; designed for students in the health sciences.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  NATS104/N SC 101.
Usually offered:  Fall.

NRSC 282 -- Biology of Sensation  (3 units)
Description:  Touch, hearing, vision, olfaction and taste are examined to illustrate scientific methods in biology, development of science in a social context and sensory phenomena in health and disease.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Identical to:  SP H 282.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PE 201 -- Using Physical Activity to Explore the Human Body  (3 units)
Description:  Using physical activity to understand human biological functioning. Topics include benefits of physical activity in improving human biological functioning from the cellular to systems level. An emphasis will be placed on physiological experiments that influence students lives.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

PHIL 305 -- Introduction to Philosophy of Science  (3 units)
Description:  Basic issues in the logic of science: scientific concepts and their meaning, testing of hypotheses, explanation, measurement, role of mathematics, truth versus convention, limits of science.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

PHYS 201 -- How Things Work: Physics through Everyday Tools and Devices  (3 units)
Description:  A study of everyday devices, emphasizing the use of principles of physical science to understand their operation. Devices ranging from gears and pulleys to satellites and CAT scanners will be used to illustrate principles of mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, etc.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  1 hour discussion, 2 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall.

PL S 329 -- Genetics: Concepts and Ethics  (3 units)
Description:  Advances in genetics have the potential to do much good, but they may also create difficult social and ethical issues about which many are unprepared to make informed decisions. This course seeks to provide students from all majors the necessary concepts and information by which they can arrive at their own conclusions about the role of genetic technology, for themselves, their families, and society at large.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  NATS 104.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Spring.

PTYS 206 -- Our Golden Age of Planetary Exploration  (3 units)
Description:  We will review current understanding of the contents of our Solar System and emphasize the processes that unite all of the planets and smaller bodies, such as tectonics, weathering, cratering, differentiation, and the evolution of oceans and atmospheres. The course will build on this knowledge to understand humankind's motivation to explore beyond our Solar System, especially to search for planets around distant stars and to look or listen for evidence of life elsewhere in the Universe.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Identical to:  ASTR 206.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

PTYS 209 -- Exploration and Discovery in Planetary Science  (3 units)
Description:  We will bring deep space exploration into the classroom by simulating a mission to a "newly discovered" planet. The class will select a primary objective for their spacecraft mission to this object, such as searching for signs of life on it. Lectures augmented with hands-on laboratory exercises will build on physical concepts developed in Tier 1 courses that are important to understanding planetary processes. Students will present analyses of their findings in conference-style format at the end of the semester.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

PTYS 212H -- The Science and Politics of Global Warming  (3 units)
Description:  The Honors course is devoted to the concepts and principles required for understanding the Greenhouse Effect. It will then cover the effects of global warming on our climate both for past warming and cooling episodes (ice ages) and future predicted effects on our lives and the environment. The last third will deal with the present and future political and commercial issues of global warming. A research paper and a class presentation on a selected topic of global warming will be required.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RA M 222 -- Arizona Plant Life  (3 units)
Description:  Concepts of plant ecology illustrated with examples from Arizona. Topics include taxonomy, species distribution, community classification and dynamics, and human influences.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SP H 261 -- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism  (4 units)
Description:  This course is part I of a two-semester sequence that covers the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism for human communication. However, the courses are designed to stand alone, such that students could elect to take only one or the other of the courses without difficulty. This course will provide basic anatomy and physiologic information concerning the respiratory, laryngeal, and supraglottal airway subsystems as they pertain to speech production for human communication.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 3 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SP H 262 -- Neurobiology of Communication  (3 units)
Description:  This course focuses on the role of the central nervous system in human communication. The study of brain anatomy and physiology is approached from the perspective of how neurological systems support speech, language, and hearing and how breakdowns in these systems disrupt aspects of communication.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 103, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

SP H 282 -- Biology of Sensation  (3 units)
Description:  Touch, hearing, vision, olfaction and taste are examined to illustrate scientific methods in biology, development of science in a social context and sensory phenomena in health and disease.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Identical to:  NRSC 282; NRSC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WFSC 225 -- Wildlife Conservation and Society  (3 units)
Description:  Application of ecological concepts to conservation and management of North American and global wildlife resources and biodiversity. How conservation requires integration of scientific understanding with needs of society.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
Usually offered:  Fall.

 

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