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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.

Animal Science

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.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Anthropology

ANTH 112 (D2/GC) - Society, Time, and Archaeology - 3.0 Units - FS

Significant events in mankind's prehistoric cultural development and their relevance to the present. Human antiquity; the acquisition of culture during the Paleolithic; the beginning of early civilization. Introduction to the methods of archaeology and human paleontology.

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 252 (E/USD) - 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/USD) - 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 101W (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 103W (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.

International Relations

POLS 141 - Introduction to International Relations - 3.0 Units - FS

Introduces students to concepts and theories in International Relations, with an emphasis on contemporary issues.

POLS 102 (D1/GC) - 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.

Multicultural and Gender Studies

MCGS 155W (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.

CMST 234 (E) - Gender and Communication - 3.0 Units - FS

Using both cognitive and experiential models, this course explores the relationships between gender and communication. Discussions focus on such topics as self-perceptions and images of men and women, language used by and about men and women, self-disclosure and self-assertion as communicative acts, gender differences in information processing and non-verbal communication, private and public contexts for gender communication, and gender communication in organizations.

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.

POLS 102 (D1/GC) – 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.

POLS 112 (D1/USD) – 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.

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

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

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Business Administration

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.

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.

MATH 107 (A4) - Finite Mathematics for Business - 3.0 Units - FS

Solutions to systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, combinatorics, probability, binomial and normal distributions. 

MATH 108 (A4) - Statistics of Business and Economics - 3.0 Units - FS

Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. 

Business Information Systems

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.

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.

MATH 107 (A4) - Finite Mathematics for Business - 3.0 Units - FS

Solutions to systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, combinatorics, probability, binomial and normal distributions. 

MATH 108 (A4) - Statistics of Business and Economics - 3.0 Units - FS

Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. 

MINS 235 - Database Design - 3.0 Units - FS

Study of fundamental database design principles and techniques, including data modeling with Entity-Relationship diagrams and normalization. Study of SQL (Structured Query Language) database management systems capabilities. Study of the relational data model and relational operations. Study of database security mechanisms. Introduction to PL/SQL. Application of concepts and techniques to practical business scenarios.

The College of Communication and Education

Communication Design

MADT 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.

MADT 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 - FA

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.

CMSD 156 (C2) - Language and Culture of Deaf Americans - 3.0 Units - FS

Using a conversational approach, this course will provide students with a foundation of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the deaf community, such as history, education, language arts, and pragmatics will be explored. Additionally, lectures will provide information on hearing loss and comparison of sign languages and systems. 

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 234 (E) - Gender and Communication - 3.0 Units - FS

Using both cognitive and experiential models, this course explores the relationships between gender and communication. Discussions focus on such topics as self-perceptions and images of men and women, language used by and about men and women, self-disclosure and self-assertion as communicative acts, gender differences in information processing and non-verbal communication, private and public contexts for gender communication, and gender communication in organizations.

CMST 235 (E/USD) - Intercultural Communication Theories and Practice - 3.0 Units - FS

Focus is on the problems of communication between cultural groupings inside and outside of the U.S. Various historical and political contexts in which intercultural communication occurs are examined. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course.

CMST 255 (A3) - Argumentation and Debate - 3.0 Units - FS

Study of the nature of argument, including methods of analysis, research, patterns and fallacies of reasoning, use and tests of evidence, refutation, and debate as a practical application of argumentation. 3 hours discussion.

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.

KINE 105 Introduction to Kinesiology - 1.0 Unit - FS

Introduction to the academic landscape and career options for Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology majors, with an emphasis on advising and skill development for academic and professional success.

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.

JOUR 210 (D2/USD) - Popular Culture, Mass Media, and American Values - 3.0 Units - FS

Popular mediated culture has evolved with communication during the past century to establish institutions that help define our shared identity. This course is about the resulting culture that appears in mass media and how it reflects, creates, or diminishes values central to the United States by examining the resulting forms, messages, and impacts within society and societal institutions. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. 

JOUR 211 (D1) - Women, Men, and the Media - 3.0 Units - FS

The purpose of this course is to educate students to be informed consumers of media, to examine actual portrayals of women in the various media, and to explore how the media industry treats women. These objectives will result in a raised awareness of how both sexes can participate equally in the world around them.

JOUR 255W (E) - Digital Media Literacy and Civic Engagement - 3.0 Units - FS

The mass media are changing more rapidly now than at any time in the past century, and this course gives a context to those changes and provides an overview of what citizens need to know for understanding the role of the mass media in their public lives. Students explore the structure of media organizations; the professional and ethical values of journalists; the needs, desires, and influences of culture on media consumers; and the impact of evolving media technologies on public discourse. This includes critical analysis of the relationship of journalism and society and their effect on democracy, as well as the psychological, political, economic, and cultural values of citizens.

Kinesiology

KINE 105 Introduction to Kinesiology - 1.0 Unit - FS

Introduction to the academic landscape and career options for Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology majors, with an emphasis on advising and skill development for academic and professional success.

KINE 152 (C1) - Introduction to Dance - 3.0 Units - FS

This is an introductory survey course that reviews dance as an art form in both Western and Eastern cultures, to include ballet, modern, ethnic, social dance, jazz and musical theatre. Course content covers the roots of dance in world cultures to include social customs, religious beliefs, social structure, the community and dance theory that influence the dance aesthetic. Course employs lecture, film, and discussion.

KINE 247 (E/GC) - World Sports and Games - 3.0 - FS

Student learning focuses on how sports and games are part of an integrated physiological, psychological, and social being in societies around the world. Students develop appreciation, understanding, and respect of various cultural contexts and how sport, games, and play behaviors are part of physical expression and cross-cultural interaction. Student learning in this area shall include consideration of how sport and games are related to human sociality, psychological, well-being, health, and wellness. Students also engage in physical activity participation in global games with emphasis on social relationships.

Liberal Studies

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Recreation Administration

RHPM 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

Computer Animation and Game Development

CAGD 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.

Concrete Industry Management

CIMT 101 - Introduction to Concrete - 1.0 Unit - FA

An overview of the history, career opportunities, job functions, and professional organizations in the concrete industry. Students are introduced to the Concrete Industry Management curriculum, its instructional expectations and methodologies.

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

MECA 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 100 (C1/GC) - Art Appreciation: Multicultural Perspectives - 3.0 Units - FS

An interactive discussion of art and visual literacy using related texts that focus on works from around the world, from ancient times to the present. This course fulfills General Education C1 requirements in the basic study of visual elements and concepts related to the arts.

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.

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.

ARTS 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.

ARTH 130 (C1/USD) - Art History Survey: 1800 to the Present - 3.0 Units - FS

Survey of the major visual arts of Europe and the U.S. from 1800 to the Present.

ARTH 150 (C1/GC) - Survey of Arts of the Americans, 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.

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.

English

ENGL 220W (C2) - 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.

French

First applicable French competency course (C2)

German

First applicable German competency course (C2)

History

HIST 101 (D1/GC) - World History Since 1400 - 3.0 Units - FS

Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of ancient and medieval world history.

HIST 102 (D2/GC) - World History Since 1400 - 3.0 Units - FS

Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of early modern and modern world history.

HIST 105W (D1/GC) - Global Environmental History - 3.0 Units - FS

The course treats the global history of human interaction with the environment and changing ideas about it from the birth of farming to the modern age. It is intended as an introduction to major themes, techniques, and sources of environmental history and awareness of sustainability issues.

HIST 230 (C2/USD) - The American Indian - 3.0 Units - FA

A history of the Indian in North America, development of Indian culture, Indian-white relations, the disruption of the Indian way of life, wars, assimilation, and Indian culture in a Caucasian world.

HIST 231 (C2/USD) - African American History - 3.0 Units - SP

An examination of the history of persons of African descent in the United States and its colonial antecedents. Emphasis is on understanding the experiences of and culture created by African Americans from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.

HIST 261 (C2/GC) - Islam and the World - 3.0 Units - FA

Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day. 

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).

HUMN 222W (C1) - Arts and Ideas: Modern - 3.0 Units - FS

An overview of Western Culture from the Renaissance to the present. Serves as a broad introduction to the major forms and types of artistic expression: sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama, dance, film, and music, and includes comparative analysis of primary texts (theatre, philosophy and religion, literature, history, and political science).

HUMN 224 (C2/GC) - Arts and Ideas: Asia - 3.0 Units - FA

A comprehensive introduction to Eastern art, literature, and philosophy, as revealed in the civilizations of India, China, and Japan. The course examines the rise of civilization in India, China, and Japan with special focus on Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha, and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to modern times. 

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 (C2/GC) – 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 - SP

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 291 (C1/USD) - American Music: Its History and International Influence - 3.0 Units - FS

Students explore the international nature of America's diverse musical history to gain a better understanding of the multicultural context behind important musical genres, including jazz, rock-and-roll, and hip-hip, and how America's music has become influential around the world. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course.

MUSC 411B – Music Performance Groups: Band – 1.0 Unit - 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 Unit - FS

3 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

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.

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.

THEA 135 - Musical Theatre Dance - 2.0 Units - SP

This course is designed for the theatre or dance student interested in studying representative dance techniques which are used in musical theatre productions. Because musical theatre dance incorporates a wide range of purposes and styles, the dances studied will reflect that diversity.

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.

Religious Studies

RELS 100 (C2) - Judaism, Christianity, Islam - 3.0 Units - FS

An analysis of the religions of the West: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

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 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 202 (C2/GC) - Islam and the World - 3.0 Units - FA

Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day.

RELS 204W (C2/USD) - Judaism and the Minority Experience - 3.0 Units - SP

This course surveys the texts, practices, and beliefs of Judaism, examines the development of the Jewish tradition in response to interactions with a variety of host cultures, and investigates how the Jewish experience complicates our understanding of what it means to be a minority.  

RELS 212 (C2/GC) - Religions of India - 3.0 Units - SP

This course provides an introduction to the religions and cultures of India and the surrounding region known as South Asia. The main traditions that are examined are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Sikhism, all of which have deeply influenced the wider culture and each other throughout their evolution over the centuries in India. Students become acquainted with their doctrinal, philosophical, devotional, ritual, and social features. 

RELS 224 (C2/USD) - Religion and America's Ethnic Minorities - 3.0 Units - FA

This course covers the religions that inform America's ethnic minorities, and the historical, cultural, and social experiences and values of Native American, Hispanic-American, Arab-American, African-American, and Asian-American minority groups.

RELS 241 (C2) - Science and Religion - 3.0 Units - FS

In this course we investigate the long and complicated relationship between science and religion by examining both the conflict and co-operation between theologians, philosophers, and scientists in the Western and Eastern worlds throughout history and into the modern age.

RELS 264W (E/GC) - Dying, Death, and Aftermath - 3.0 Units - FS

A study of the religious, ethical, spiritual, psychological, and socio-cultural dimensions of dying, death, and afterlife. Reading and discussion of issues surrounding dying (dying as one's last career, patient-centered approaches, spirit/body relationships); death (definitions, religious meanings, ritual practices); and afterlife (religious conceptions, relation to the human quest for meaning).

RELS 275W (C2/GC) - Women and Religion - 3.0 Units - FS

Analysis of the images, roles, and experiences of women in world religions in historical and contemporary contexts.

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/GC) – 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.

THEA 252 (C1) - Politics, Performance, and Power - 3.0 Units - FS

This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue.

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 – 1.0 Unit - 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 (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.

BIOL 152 (B2)– 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 (B2)– 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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

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