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The College of Agriculture

Agriculture

PSSC 101 (B2) - Introduction to Plant Science - 3.0 Units - FS
Plant Structure, growth, reproduction, and responses to the environment. How humans modify plants and the environment to grow crops.

ANSC 101 - Introduction to Animal Science - 3.0 Units - FS
An overview, using a scientific perspective, of farm animals. Highlights anatomy and physiology of farm animals, reproduction, nutrition, animal health, animal products, animal behavior, and pertinent social issues, such as animal rights. Includes human opportunity to influence trait inheritance, population densities, and productivity.

ABUS 101 (D1) - Introduction to Agricultural Business and Economics - 3.0 Units - FS
The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems.

Agricultural Business

ABUS 101 (D1) - Introduction to Agricultural Business and Economics - 3.0 Units - FS
The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Anthropology

ANTH 113 (D1/GC) - Human Cultural Diversity - 3.0 Units - FS
The course explores culture as the basis for understanding the human experience, including an examination of cross-cultural diversity.

ANTH 116 (D2/GC) – Power and Scarcity: The Anthropology of Change – 3.0 Units - FS
A comparative analysis of the interaction of economic and political forces in societies of the non-western world. The diversity with which various cultures address scarcity, the distribution of goods and power. Transition from traditional economic and political institutions over time, and the impact of these changes on the values, attitudes, and lifestyles on developing urban populations. 

ANTH 140 (D2/GC) – Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion – 3.0 Units- FS
A cross-cultural examination of religions and world views.   

Child Development

CHLD 250 - Child Development - 3.0 Units - FS
A study of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence. The course examines genetic, biological, and environmental influences including cross-cultural issues. Scheduled observation in the Associated Students Children's Center/Child Development Laboratory is met through enrollment in CHLD 251.

CHLD 252 (E) - Child Development – 3.0 Units – FS
Designed for Nursing, Liberal Studies, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and other non-Child Development majors, this course studies the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence. The course explains genetic, biological, and environmental influences including cross-cultural issues. Scheduled observations are included.

Criminal Justice

POLS 250 (D1) - Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3.0 Units - FS
The history and philosophy of criminal justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various sub-systems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the criminal justice system.

Economics

ECON 102 (D2) - Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis - 3.0 Units - FS
An introductory survey of macroeconomic analysis. Use of fundamental economic concepts to analyze the over-all economy. Determination of gross national product, rates of unemployment, problems of inflation, recession, and the use of governmental policies. Discussion of current problems.

ECON 103 (D1) - Principles of Microeconomic Analysis - 3.0 Units -  FS
An introductory survey of microeconomic analysis. Analysis of individual economic units: household, firms, and markets. Analysis of individual decision making. Supply and demand analysis. Type of market organization: competition, oligopoly, and monopoly. Discussion of current problems.

Geography

GEOG 101 (B1) - Physical Geography - 3.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry, or physics is recommended.
This course is a survey of the basic processes that determine flows of energy through the atmosphere and examines the subsequent interactions among water, landforms, soil, and vegetation that create and modify the surface of the earth. Students develop a recognition of landscape patterns, as well as an understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles and functions that create those patterns, in order to understand the natural environment in which we live and the role of humans affecting that environment.

GEOG 102 (D1/GC) -  Human Geography – 3.0 Units - FS
Survey of human populations and activities, with an emphasis upon how social, economic, political, and religious institutions influence interrelationships with the physical environment.

GEOG 103 (D1) – Our Digital Planet: Geospatial Technologies and Society – 3.0 Units – FS
Provides an overview of evolving geospatial technologies and explores their impact on the individual and society. Questions how economics, politics, culture, and values affect technological development. Examines issues such as privacy, representation, geopolitics, surveillance, equity, and social justice.

GEOG 105 (D2/USD) – California Cultural Landscapes – 3.0 Units – FS
Broad overview of spatial and temporal changes in the California landscape resulting from the interaction of various cultural groups with their environment.

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GEOG 106 (D2/USD) – The American West – 3.0 Units – FS
The historical cultural geography of the American West, emphasizing how various cultural groups have each made a unique imprint on the western landscape.  

Health Science

HCSV 265 (D1) - Human Sexuality - 3.0 Units - FS
Overview of human sexuality, including psychosexual development, gender roles, reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, relationships, sexual orientation, sex and the law, sexually explicit materials, and sexual dysfunction.

HCSV 321 – Community Health- 3.0 Units – FS
Analyzes fundamental principles upon which school, community, and population health are based. The contributions of federal, state, and local organizations to national goals for health promotion and disease prevention are examined. Explores fundamental social, political, organizational, and behavioral aspects of public health in school, community, and worksite settings.

HCSV 362 – Environmental Health – 3.0 Units - FS
An overview of the relationship of people and nature; the impact of environmental conditions, such as water and air pollution, solid wastes, food contamination, vectors, radiation, noise, light, which cause deleterious effects on people's physical, mental, and social well-being. Individual and collective consumer intervention in environmental health problems.

HCSV 370 (UD-D, Health and Wellness Pathway) – Drugs In Our Society – 3.0 Units – FS
An overview of the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription and street drugs, and their personal and societal consequences on the young adult, the family, and society. Historical perspectives, legal issues, and decision-making skills regarding drug use will also be addressed.

International Relations

POLS 341 (UD-D, International Studies Pathway) - International Relations - 3.0 Units - FS
Concepts in international politics, with emphasis on the analysis of contemporary global issues.

Multicultural and Gender Studies

MCGS 155 (D1/USD) - Introduction to Multicultural and Gender Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to the concepts, terminology, and issues in multicultural and gender studies, including exploration of America's multicultural history, gender as an element of culture, and contemporary issues in the field.

WMST 170 (D2/USD) - Introduction to Women's Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
This course explores the impact of cultural beliefs and practices on diverse women's lives. Readings, films, and lectures analyze women's challenges, struggles, and accomplishments. Specific topics include race and class, media images of women, the women's movement, work, motherhood, and sexuality.

Political Science

POLS 101 (D2) - Vital Political Problems - 3.0 Units - FS
An examination of major political problems challenging America today. Emphasis on class discussion of controversial topics involving political policy in the context of the study of political science.

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POLS 301 – Vital Political Problems – 3.0 Units – FS
An examination of major political problems challenging America today. Emphasis on class discussion of controversial topics involving political policy in the context of the study of political science.

POLS 102 (D1) – Politics of the Developing World – 3.0 Units - FS
The political dynamics of selected developing countries. Major emphasis will be on problems of poverty, colonialism, comparative political structures and behavior, imperialism, and international relations. The course will also focus on tensions in the political culture between traditional and non-traditional values in contemporary developing societies.

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POLS 302 (GC) – Politics of the Developing World – 3.0 Units - FS
The political dynamics of selected developing countries. Major emphasis is on problems of poverty, colonialism, comparative political structures and behavior, imperialism, and international relations. The course also focuses on tensions in the political culture between traditional and non-traditional values in developing societies.

POLS 112 (D1) – Law, Politics, and Distribution of Justice – 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to the structure, composition, and performance of the judicial process and its role in the resolution of societal conflicts. Following an examination into the nature of law, the course will focus on the essential actors in the process and review the performance of their roles. Issues critical to a free society freedom of speech, rights of the accused, equal protection will be studied to illustrate the politics of distributing "justice" by means of the courts.

Public Administration

POLS 460A - Introduction to Public Administration - 3.0 Units - FS
Executive function in government; survey of the principles of administrative organization, personnel management, financial administration, administrative law, administrative policies. Problems and trends in government as a career.

POLS 471A – Public Policy Formation – 3.0 Units - FA
Critical examination of the process of policy formation in American governments. Relationship of executive, legislative, and judicial branches in policy formation. A significant policy area will be examined, with emphasis on both statutory and constitutional bases and the social/political factors influencing policy development.

Psychology

PSYC 101 (E) - Principles of Psychology - 3.0 Units - FS
Introduction to concepts and problems in psychology. Topics include perception, learning, development, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, and biological and social bases of behavior.

Social Science

ECON 102 (D2) - Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis - 3.0 Units - FS
An introductory survey of macroeconomic analysis. Use of fundamental economic concepts to analyze the over-all economy. Determination of gross national product, rates of unemployment, problems of inflation, recession, and the use of governmental policies. Discussion of current problems.

ECON 103 (D1) - Principles of Microeconomic Analysis - 3.0 Units -  FS
An introductory survey of microeconomic analysis. Analysis of individual economic units: household, firms, and markets. Analysis of individual decision making. Supply and demand analysis. Type of market organization: competition, oligopoly, and monopoly. Discussion of current problems.

HIST 101 (D1/GC) - Ancient Civilizations - 3.0 Units - FS
Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of the ancient civilizations that are the focus of the sixth-grade history/social science curriculum in California public schools: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush, the Hebrews, Greece, India, China, Rome.

HIST 102 (D2/GC) - Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations - 3.0 Units - FS
Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of the medieval and early-modern civilizations that are the focus of the seventh-grade history/social science curriculum in California public schools: the Islamic world, China, Japan, Europe, the Americas, Ghana, and Mali.

Sociology

SOCI 100 (D1) - Introduction to Sociology  - 3.0 Units - FS
This course helps organize thinking about societies in general, the society we inhabit, and our place within it. Underlying questions are: Why do people have different values? Why do people act differently? Why is there inequality? And why and how does society; its values and norms, institutions, and groups influence our behavior.

SOCI 133 (E) – Sociology of Sexuality – 3.0 Units – FS
This course uncovers the complexity and impact of sexuality on our experiences and on broader social life. Addressing biological, psychological, and cultural aspects, this course examines how society influences cultural and individual sexual meanings, identities, expressions, and controversies.

SOCI 200 (D2) – Social Problems – 3.0 Units – FS
Adopting a sociological lens, this course studies the overarching causes of social problems, as well as their effects on our experiences, communities, institutions, and society. Students explore which groups hold the power to define social problems and propose solutions. Areas covered may include the family, education, the environment, sex, gender, race, poverty, and crime and violence.

SOCI 227 (D2) – Sociology of Popular Culture – 3.0 Units – FS
Adopting a sociological lens, this course studies the overarching causes of social problems, as well as their effects on our experiences, communities, institutions, and society. Students explore which groups hold the power to define social problems and propose solutions. Areas covered may include the family, education, the environment, sex, gender, race, poverty, and crime and violence.

Social Work

SWRK 170 (D2) - Social Welfare Institutions: A Response to Power and Scarcity - 3.0 Units - FS
This course identifies groups within American society which have a high risk of disenfranchisement. Societal responses established to reduce the impact of inequitable distribution of goods, services, and opportunities based on economic, medical, educational, generational, gender, and legal scarcity are studied. Issues are examined from historical and contemporary perspectives.

SWRK 200 (USD) – Multicultural Awareness for Human Services – 3.0 Units – FS
Corequisite: SWRK 302 for SWRK majors only.
This course presents a framework for understanding and openly interacting with people from diverse backgrounds that compose the rich mosaic of the United States. The class is designed to promote ethnic-sensitive interpersonal relationships. Diverse people studied are distinguished by issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion/spirituality, generation, and national origin. Historical and cultural experiences shaping their lives and current reality are examined. The overall goal is for students to develop high regard for the worth and dignity of all people.

The College of Business

Business Administration

BADM 101 - Understanding Global Business - 3.0 Units - FS
Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and activity-based participation, this course provides students with an introduction to business with attention to the global context of the 21st Century. This course guides students at an introductory level from idea generation, entrepreneurial behavior and human resource issues, through financing, marketing, producing, and distributing products and services. The roles of technology and ethics are stressed throughout the course. Activities incorporate basic communication and computer literacy skills as well as library research and information competencies.

Business Information Systems

BSIS 105 – Introduction to Computers in Business – 3.0 Units – FS
This course provides students with an introduction to what a business is and how one operates. The focus is on the global context of business. The course ensures that all freshmen possess introductory basic business survival skills such as computer literacy, information research competence, written, oral and electronic presentation skills, and team building skills.

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CSCI 101 - Introduction to Computer Science - 3.0 Units - FS
Students who have had limited experience with computers should take CSCI 101 before CSCI 111. CSCI 101 provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer science. Number systems and data representation are introduced. An overview of hardware, including the control unit, memory, the ALU, and I/O is provided. Software is introduced with an overview of operating systems, programming languages, applications, and software tools. Students are exposed to common operating systems and applications. Student also design and implement several programs.

The College of Communication and Education

Communication Design

CDES 101 - Introduction to Communication - 3.0 Units - FS
This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered.

CDES 102 - Principles of Communication Design - 3.0 Units - FS
An introductory survey course demonstrating the methods and principles common to the communication design disciplines, including problem-solving, composition, idea generation, and storytelling.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

CMSD 220 - Survey of Communication Disorders - 3.0 Units - Fall
A survey of the normal processes of communication and of the disorders associated with parameters of communication (i.e., articulation, language, voice, fluency, and audition). The course will also include an overview of the professional aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology. Formerly CMSD 120.

Communication Studies

CMST 131 (A1) - Speech Communication Fundamentals  - 3.0 Units - FS
Effective oral communication. Introduction to human communication theory. Practice in gathering, organizing, and presenting material in speeches to persuade, inform, and interest.

CMST 132 (A1) - Small Group Communication - 3.0 Units - FS
This course examines communication in small group processes such as group development, group climate, leadership and roles, problem solving, and conflict. Participation in an in-class small group helps facilitate individual and group improvement.

CMST 330 - Introduction to Communication Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
This course introduces students to the communication studies major or minor. It reviews and discusses the major theories, research, and related principles of the field to create general awareness for students new to the communication discipline and emphasizes the practical and professional applications of the field, enabling students to make connections among the discipline, their daily life, and potential career choices.

Exercise Physiology

KINE 110 (E) - Physical Fitness: A Way of Life - 3.0 Units - FS
Students participate in and monitor the results of a training program in swimming, running, weight training, cycling, or aerobics. Lectures explore the body's response to exercise and how to best exercise. Information and guidelines on how to begin or maintain a program of healthy and enjoyable exercise are presented. Topics discussed include the values of exercise, the body's responses to exercise and training, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, exercise and the environment, exercise for special populations, and sports nutrition.

Journalism

JOUR 101 - Introduction to Communication - 3.0 Units - FS
This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered.

Liberal Studies

Volunteer Experience in Public Schools through CAVE

PSYC 151 (D1) - Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development - 3.0 Units - FS
Examination of social and cultural influences on emotional, social, and intellectual development. Specific emphasis on children raised in lower socio-economic environments as well as children of American Indian, Mexican-American, and black cultures

Multicultural Studies

MCGS 155 (D1/USD) - Introduction to Multicultural and Gender Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to the concepts, terminology, and issues in multicultural and gender studies, including exploration of America's multicultural history, gender as an element of culture, and contemporary issues in the field.

Recreation Administration

RECR 200 - Foundations of Leisure and Recreation - 3.0 Units - FS
First professional preparation course for majors and minors. Prerequisite to all upper-division required recreation courses for majors and minors. Sociology and social psychology of leisure. History of leisure in Western cultures. Philosophical foundations of leisure studies. Introduction to the principal journals and professional literature. Ethics and foundations of professional practice. Introduction to the principal professional organizations. Career and course of study planning.

The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology

Applied Computer Graphics

APCG 110 (C1) - Computer-Assisted Art - 3.0 Units - FS
APCG 110 provides an introduction to computer graphics and art. Students use the computer as a tool for creating static and animated images. Basic instruction in design and color relationships is provided. The writing component may include research reports from current graphics publications and/or attendance and discussion of art exhibitions.

Civil Engineering

CIVL 101 – Introduction to Civil Engineering – 1.0 Units – FS
Introduction to the profession of Civil Engineering and the various sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. Overview of the professional engineer licensing process. Overview of the CSU, Chico Civil Engineering curriculum and the disciplinary patterns in the curriculum. Discussion of the importance and purpose of both professional societies and graduate education.

Computer Science

CSCI 101 - Introduction to Computer Science - 3.0 Units - FS
Students who have had limited experience with computers should take CSCI 101 before CSCI 111. CSCI 101 provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer science. Number systems and data representation are introduced. An overview of hardware, including the control unit, memory, the ALU, and I/O is provided. Software is introduced with an overview of operating systems, programming languages, applications, and software tools. Students are exposed to common operating systems and applications. Student also design and implement several programs.

Construction Management

CMGT 100 - Concepts of Construction - 2.0 Units - FS
An overview of construction trends, methods, materials, practices, contracts, laws, and codes.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

EECE 144 - Logic Design Fundamentals  - 4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Recommended: EECE 101, MECH 100.
Definition and properties of switching algebra. Minimization of algebraic function. Use of Karnaugh maps for simplification. Design of combinational logic networks. Design of sequential logic devices including flip-flops, registers, and counters. Analysis and applications of digital devices. Analysis and design of synchronous and asynchronous sequential state machines, state table derivation and reduction. Use of such CAD tools for schematic capture and logic device simulations.

Sustainable Manufacturing

SMFG 160 – Manufacturing Processes – 3.0 Units – FS
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of manufacturing processes with an emphasis on using sustainable practices. Students gain an understanding of the principle manufacturing materials and processes, learn how to solve manufacturing problems, and understand how Life Cycle Analysis and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles can be integrated into manufacturing processes.

Mechatronic Engineering

MECH 140 – Introduction to Engineering Design and Animation – 3.0 Units – FS
Introduces the design engineering process. Hands-on use of sensors, pneumatics, stepper motors, bearings, couplings, gears, belts, pulleys, and framing materials. Topics include AC and DC motor control, simple electrical circuits, machine controllers, PLC programming, testing and analysis of results, budgeting, and bills of materials. Teams design and build a proof-of-concept system to verify their design.

Mechanical Engineering

MECH 140 – Introduction to Engineering Design and Animation – 3.0 Units – FS
Introduces the design engineering process. Hands-on use of sensors, pneumatics, stepper motors, bearings, couplings, gears, belts, pulleys, and framing materials. Topics include AC and DC motor control, simple electrical circuits, machine controllers, PLC programming, testing and analysis of results, budgeting, and bills of materials. Teams design and build a proof-of-concept system to verify their design.

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Art

ARTH 110 (C1) – Art History Survey – 3.0 Units - FS
Survey of the major visual arts of the Ancient World through the Middle Ages.

ARTH 120 (C1) – Art History Survey: Renaissance to 1800 – 3.0 Units - FS
Survey of the major visual arts of Europe and the U.S. from the Renaissance to 1800.

ARTH 104 (C1/GC) – Survey of Arts of the Americas, Oceania, and Africa – 3.0 Units – FS
A survey of visual arts, including Pre-Columbian, Post-Columbian, Native American, Islamic, and African. These arts will be placed in their historical, social, and religious contexts.

ARTS 122 – 2D Design – 3.0 Units – FS
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 2D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development, materials and methods, and additive and subtractive color theories and applications.

ART 123 – 3D Design – 3.0 Units – FS
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color.

ARTS 125 – Basic Drawing – 3.0 Units – FS
Foundation studies in the elements and principles of art and design as applied to 3D media. Includes critical thinking and conceptual development leading to design and construction, materials and methods, and use of color.

English

ENGL 220 - Beginning Creative Writing - 4.0 Units - FS
Workshop for beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and drama.

ENGL 240 (E) – Literature for Life – 3.0 Units – FS
Readings of literary masterpieces as springboards for personal reflection on students' social, psychological, and physiological being.

ENGL 332 - Introduction to Literacy Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to the study of public and scholarly literacy, and its applications in economic systems, schooling, religion, and technology. Required of English majors by the end of the junior year in preparation for upper-division work in English.

French

First applicable French competency course (C2)

German

First applicable German competency course (C2)

History

HIST 110 - European Civilization - 3.0 Units - FS
Development of civilization in the Western world from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century.

HIST 103 (D2) - The Modern World - 3.0 Units - FS
Examination of the developments and events that are the focus of the tenth-grade history-social science curriculum: the French Revolution, industrialization, imperialism, the world wars, totalitarianism, the Cold War, nation-building in the Third World, and global economic and technological integration.

Humanities

HUMN 220 (C1) - Arts and Ideas: Ancient/Medieval - 3.0 Units - FS
An overview of the artistic and intellectual heritage of the cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, India, China, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, and Islam from their origins to 1500 C.E. Comparative analysis of music, art, architecture, and primary texts (theatre, philosophy and religion, literature, history, and political science).

International Studies - Asian Studies

AAST 110 (D1/GC) - Introduction to Asian Studies - 3.0 Units - FS
This interdisciplinary course offers students an introduction to some of the many issues facing Asian nations today, grounded in an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious, and philosophical influences that underlie these challenges. The course examines the role of individuals in creating societal change in Asia through such things as political advocacy, cultural innovation, technological invention, the generation of literature, economic decision-making, military force, corruption, and other methods of influence.

International Studies - Latin American Studies

LAST 110 (D2/GC) – Introduction to Latin American Studies – 3.0 Units – FS
A survey of the history, geography, culture, and society of Latin America. This course is designed to provide students who are majoring in Latin American Studies, as well as General Education students, with an initial orientation in the study of Latin America on an interdisciplinary basis.

LAST 120 (D2) – Latin American Film and Culture – 3.0 Units – SP
This course examines films made by Latin American and non-Latin American filmmakers as a means of introducing students to the history of cultures of Latin America from the pre-conquest to the present.

Music

MUSC 219 – Fundamentals of Music – 3.0 Units – FS
Students are given instruction in basic music theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and rhythm. The fundamentals of music theory are translated to basic score reading/playing.

MUSC 290 (C1/GC) – Introduction to the World of Music – 3.0 Units - FS
A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms.

MUSC 411B – Music Performance Groups: Band – 1.0 Units - FS
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

MUSC 411E – University Chorus – 1.0 Units - FS
3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

Music Industry and Technology

MUSC 109 - Introduction to Music Technology - 3.0 Units - FS
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines.

Musical Theatre

THEA 112 (C1) – Acting and Social Wellness – 3.0 Units – FS
An introduction to the aesthetic principles and practical methods actors use to bring life to characters in plays. Special attention is given to themes of healthy vs. unhealthy personal, family, and social relationships and their critical examination through the active inquiry of rehearsal.

Audition for THEA 302 - Musical Theatre Rehearsal II - 2.0 Units - FS
Applied study and practice of script analysis, acting, singing, and other musical theatre performance skills through preparation and performance of a larger role in a department production or other approved activity. 4.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly THEA 102.

Philosophy

PHIL 101 (C2) – Introduction to Philosophy – 3.0 Units – FS
An introduction to philosophical thought and skills. Issues that traditionally have been of central importance in philosophical inquiry, such as the nature of knowledge, reality, and values, will be emphasized.

PHIL 104 (C2) – The Good Life – 3.0 Units – FS
A critical survey of different theories of happiness and meaning in life, including discussion of the roles of moral values, mental health, art, music, and food and drink in living well.

PHIL 107 – Human Existence – 3.0 Units – FS
Philosophical interpretations of the human condition as reflected in and affected by modern developments in the arts, science, society, and philosophy. The course covers modern approaches to freedom, consciousness, subjectivity, language, history, alienation, power, and creativity.

PHIL 108 – Philosophical Methods – 3.0 Units – FA
The course provides students intensive training to think, read, and write as clearly and as philosophically as they can be trained to do. One important philosophical problem is used as the sample problem. Students write a short weekly essay and have class discussions of their essays as well as of the reading material.

Religious Studies

RELS 180 (C2) - Introduction to Religion - 3.0 Units - FS
What is religion? How do we recognize it? Are there functions religions characteristically serve or questions they characteristically ask? Are there characteristic answers? Are there secular religions? How do various cultures approach the category of "religion"? This course explores diverse religious beliefs and practices in light of classic and contemporary analyses from several disciplinary fields.

RELS 110 (C2/GC) - Asian Religions - 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to the religions of the East: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism

RELS 100 (C2) - Judaism, Christianity, Islam - 3.0 Units - FS
An analysis of the religions of the West: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

Spanish

First applicable Spanish competency course (C2)

Theatre Arts

THEA 110 (C1) - Introduction to the Theatre - 3.0 Units - FS
A survey of all aspects of theatre arts, including history, production styles and techniques, acting, directing, and stagecraft. Supplemental reading and examination of theatre literature.

THEA 112 (C1) – Acting and Social Wellness – 3.0 Units – FS
An introduction to the aesthetic principles and practical methods actors use to bring life to characters in plays. Special attention is given to themes of healthy vs. unhealthy personal, family, and social relationships and their critical examination through the active inquiry of rehearsal.

THEA 251 (C1) – World Theatre – 3.0 Units – FS
This is a survey course examining theatrical performance throughout the world focusing primarily on non-western forms. It examines representative examples of theatrical performance within specific cultures or geographic locations and explores the social and cultural connections between performance and society.

The College of Natural Sciences

Biological Sciences

BIOL 151 (B2) - Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology - 4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to biological molecules, bioenergetics, cellular structure and function, elements of molecular biology and genetics, and mechanisms of macroevolution and systematics.

Chemistry

CHEM 111 (B1) - General Chemistry - 4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
Principles of chemistry for students in science, medical, and related professions. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodic table, gases, solids, liquids, solutions, and equilibrium.

Environmental Science

GEOS 130 (B1) - Introduction to Environmental Science - 3.0 Units - FS
An introduction to human impact upon planet Earth. Scientific principles applied to air pollution, water pollution, and solid and radioactive waste problems. Population dynamics, world hunger, and environmental issue analysis are also covered.

GEOS 165 – Environmental I: Principles and Practices – 2.0 Units - FA
Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry or physics recommended; or faculty permission.
An introduction to environmental science as an integrative field of study and its parent disciplines. Field and laboratory techniques are introduced through examination of case studies. Students learn about the various professions engaged in environmental and resource management.

Geosciences

GEOS 101 (B1) – General Geology – 3.0 Units – FS
Earth materials, processes, and history, and their significance to humankind. No college credit for students who have passed GEOS 102.

GEOS 102 (B1) – Physical Geology – 3.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.
Physical and chemical processes in the earth, including origin and identification of rocks and minerals; earth's interior; movements and major features of the earth's crust; erosion and sedimentation; geological structures; topographic maps; mineral resources.

Geology

GEOS 101 (B1) – General Geology – 3.0 Units – FS
Earth materials, processes, and history, and their significance to humankind. No college credit for students who have passed GEOS 102.

GEOS 102 (B1) – Physical Geology – 3.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.

Mathematics

MATH 105 (A4) - Statistics - 3.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
Summary of numerical data, elementary probability, distributions, and introduction to statistical inference. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit.

MATH 120 (A4) - Analytic Geometry and Calculus -  4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates, maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An introduction to the definite integral and area. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit.

Microbiology

BIOL 151 – Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology – 4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to biological molecules, bioenergetics, cellular structure and function, elements of molecular biology and genetics, and mechanisms of macroevolution and systematics.

BIOL 152 – Principles of Ecological, Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology – 4.0 Units - SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 151 or faculty permission; recommend CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to evolutionary history and biological diversity, microbes and protists, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. Form and function of plants and animals. Ecological principles.

BIOL 153 – Principles of Physiology and Development – 4.0 Units – FA
Prerequisites: BIOL 151; CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment recommended.
Introduction to plant and animal physiology and development. Laboratory consists of small group independent investigations of biological questions that include student-devised experiments; application of biological techniques, data analysis, and peer reviewed presentation of results.

BIOL 371 – Microbiology – 4.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 153, or faculty permission.
Introduction to the biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, as well as viruses. Topics include cell structure, metabolism, genetics; ecological interactions; pathogenic mechanisms; and the roles of microorganisms in sanitation, food production, and biotechnology. The lab focuses on methods for growing and studying diverse microbes.

CHEM 111 – General Chemistry – 4.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
Principles of chemistry for students in science, medical, and related professions. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodic table, gases, solids, liquids, solutions, and equilibrium.

CHEM 112 – General Chemistry – 4.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better.
A continuation of CHEM 111. Chemical energetics, rates of reaction, acids and bases, solubility, oxidation-reduction, and nuclear chemistry.

CHEM 270 – Organic Chemistry – 4.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
An introduction to the theory and mechanism of organic reactions. To be followed by CHEM 370, which completes the two-semester sequence for science majors.

Nursing

BIOL 103 (B2) - Human Anatomy - 4.0 Units - FS
Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton.

Nutrition and Food Sciences

NFSC 100 (E) - Basic Nutrition - 3.0 Units - FS
Physiological, social, and psychological factors affecting food intake are examined. Relationships of nutrients to health throughout life.

Physics

PHYS 204A (B1) - Physics for Students of Science and Engineering: Mechanics - 4.0 Units - FS
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 121 (second semester of calculus) or equivalent.
Vectors, kinematics, particle dynamics, friction, work, energy, power, momentum, dynamics and statics of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluids. Calculus used. A grade of C- or higher is required before progressing to either PHYS 204B or PHYS 204C.

MATH 120 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus – 4.0 Units – FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates, maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An introduction to the definite integral and area.

MATH 121 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus – 4.0 Units - FS
This course to be taken concurrent with PHYS 204A
Prerequisites: MATH 120

The definite integral and applications to area, volume, work, differential equations, etc. Sequences and series, vectors and analytic geometry in 2 and 3-space, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.


The courses listed above were recommended by their respective departments.
In addition to taking these courses, students should also contact the major department advisor.
(Designates area of GE) - A General Education Course