Dec 04, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Chicano and Latino Studies

  
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    CALS 219 - The Latino Experience


    Unit(s): 3
    A survey of the Chicano and Latino experience in the United States. The course serves as an introduction to Chicano and Latino studies through the social sciences in order to explain the individual’s status and place within the group and society. This includes how Chicano Latinos and other Latinos have adapted to the various cultural, social, economic, and political elements of U.S. society as compared to other groups.

    GE Category: Satisfies the Ethnic Studies requirement in GE Area D1 (Individual and Society).
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 220 - Latina/o Arts and Humanities


    Unit(s): 4
    This course considers how individuals and communities define and are defined by their cultural practices by focusing on the ways these dynamics play out in Latina/o communities. It surveys Latina/o contributions to literature, drama, theater, cinema, mass media, popular and fine art, music, and dance and considers how these contributions reflect and challenge the nature and meaning of race and ethnicity in the United States.

    GE Category: This course satisfies the C3 and Ethnic Studies GE requirements.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 225 - Spanish for Bilinguals


    Unit(s): 4
    This course is designed to systematically develop a confidence in native speakers’ ability to write and communicate effectively in the Spanish language. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): native fluency in Spanish.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages). This course does not satisfy the GE Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 225L - Language Laboratory/Field Work


    Unit(s): 1
    At least two hours per week of practice in the language laboratory or in an approved fieldwork setting such as a Spanish-speaking organization, community agency, or bilingual classroom.

    Co-requisite(s): concurrent enrollment in CALS 225.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: CNC
  
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    CALS 273 - Latinos and Performance: Critical and Creative Readings


    Unit(s): 4
    This course explores the relationship between identity and performance, reading and rendition, the interaction between the skills of close reading, embodied reading, and possible productions of these readings on the page, stage or screen. This course is part of the University’s Second Year Research and Creative Experience (SYRCE) and its theme will vary from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): completion of GE Category A2 (ENGL 101 or ENGL 100B) required.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2. Only one course numbered 273 in the Arts & Humanities will be considered for credit.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CALS 301 - CALS Leadership and Mentoring


    Unit(s): 1
    A supervised, guided process where senior-level majors in CALS coach and mentor newly declared majors after having been coached by a senior student the previous semesters. Elective units. May be enrolled more than once.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: CNC
  
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    CALS 310 - Chicano/Latino Arts and Crafts Workshop


    Unit(s): 1
    Analysis of and workshop on providing Chicano Mexican and other Latino arts and crafts. Includes village and folk arts, with particular emphasis toward adapting these arts to the public school curriculum. Course projects require a public exhibit.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 314 - Literature in Translation


    Unit(s): 4
    This course is designed for students who have studied little or no Latin American literature previously, and are interested in exploring the rich and diverse make-up of a people of both indigenous and Hispanic background, to understand how it is a part of their everyday lives. Students will develop an understanding of regional areas through the readings, and study the manner in which writers from Latin America weave struggles related to ethnicity, cultural traditions, and historical events into their creative works with a focus on important figures of Latin American narrative.

    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division GE Area C2 (Literatures, Philosophies, and Values) and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CALS 339 - Latinos and the U.S. Labor Market


    Unit(s): 3-4
    This course is designed as an overview of major theories, trends, and debates on the topic of Latinos and labor market inequality in the United States. Topics include urban poverty, discrimination in employment, how jobs and workers are matched, and over-arching issues as globalization and place affects the labor force. Particular attention is given to the interaction between race and class as determinants of the life chances of minorities and specifically Latinos in the United States.

    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division Ethnic Studies in GE Area D1 (Individual and Society).
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 350 - Latino Cultural Studies


    Unit(s): 4
    This course focuses on the theoretical debates that have shaped the field of Chicano and Latino studies. We will explore the relationship between dominant racial formations and cultural production.

    Crosslisted: WGS 351
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CALS 352 - Chicano/Latino Philosophy


    Unit(s): 4
    This course addresses the development of Chicano/a and Latina/o thought from a materialist perspective. We will endeavor to contextualize the rise of different attitudes, definitions and worldviews concerning Chicano/Latino identity and politics within the specific historical conditions in which they developed.

    GE Category: Satisfies Ethnic Studies and upper-division GE Area C2 (Literatures, Philosophies, and Values).
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 365 - Chicano/Latino Theatre


    Unit(s): 2
    A review of the development of drama in literary Chicano/Latino culture from a variety of sources: anthropological, sociological, and historical as well as contemporary developments. Course includes a workshop leading to the performance of a term play, along the lines of the Teatro Campesino.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 368 - Chicano/Latino Music


    Unit(s): 4
    This course explores Chicano/Latino musical practices with a special focus on their historical origins. The social, cultural, and political significance of Chicano/Latino musical forms will also be addressed in this class. The class will acquaint students with Chicano/Latino musical traditions and an understanding of their significance within a multicultural society.

    GE Category: Satisfies Ethnic Studies and upper-division GE Area C1 (Fine Arts).
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 374 - Latino Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    A course designed to identify, analyze, and appreciate current literary themes and forms in works focusing on the experiences of Latinas/os in the United States. The course includes analyses of distinct ethnic, national, racial, regional, and gendered voices through the study of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, and plays.

    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division GE Area C2 (Literatures, Philosophies, and Values) and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 393 - Chicano/Latino Cinema


    Unit(s): 4
    An introduction to Chicano/Latino cinema, this course also introduces students to the politics of representation while offering an overview of Latina/o stereotypes in mainstream films. . Special attention will be given to the emergence of Latina/o-produced films, tracing the evolution of alternative aesthetic and narrative strategies.

    GE Category: Satisfies ethnic studies and upper-division GE, category C1.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Teaching Mode: Depending on the instructor this course may be offered in a face-to-face, hybrid or online teaching mode. Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 395 - Community Involvement Program (CIP


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Provides students with practical experience in school classrooms, various ethnic community organizations, and health and social service agencies, including recreation programs, day care centers, and senior citizen centers. One unit is equivalent to 30 hours of volunteer work per semester.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    CALS 398 - MEChA


    Unit(s): 1-2
    Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan involves students in experimental projects that will orient them to problems faced by the Chicano/Latino student community and the greater Hispanic community in the campus service area.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    CALS 400 - Selected Topics in Chicano Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    A seminar course that is offered occasionally, based on student interest and faculty availability. Courses offered in recent years featured topics such as the Mexican American Borderlands, Latina Feminisms, and Chicano Small Business Development.

    Typically Offered Fall Odd Years May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 403 - Chicano/Latino Youth and Adolescents


    Unit(s): 3-4
    General psychological principles and theories of growth and human development as they apply to Chicano/Latino youth. Course will focus on Latino adolescents and their adjustment to the life cycle and American society and its impact on the self, peer group relations, family life, and other sources of conflict.

    GE Category: Satisfies Ethnic Studies and upper-division GE Area E.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 405 - The Chicano/Latino Family


    Unit(s): 3-4
    Examines the Latina/o family in a psychological and sociological context. The role of international and internal migration and acculturation on Latino family structure and functioning, contemporary gender roles and sexualities, variations in family structure, race and class identity, and the impact of economic and cultural dislocation are examined. Family violence, addiction, mental and physical health, family resilience, and coping strategies are also examined. The class is designed to prepare students to work in social service environments (including family and individual therapy, public policy, social welfare, health services, community advocacy, and education), with applicable understandings of the contemporary Latino family.

    Typically Offered Fall Even Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 426 - Chicano/Latino Sociolinguistic


    Unit(s): 4
    A seminar that examines the role language plays in structuring the social interactions of Latino populations. The class includes an overview of multiple varieties of Spanish and English, and explores issues such as language maintenance, policy planning, and bilingual education.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives) and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Spring Odd Years
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 432 - Latinas/os and Globalization


    Unit(s): 4
    This class will explore the effect that late-stage capitalist globalization has upon Latino workers. How do changes in the world economic system, including the advent of global free trade regions (NAFTA, FTZs) affect the composition and opportunities open to Latino populations in the United States? Examines the development of transnational economic and cultural networks as a result of globalization.

    GE Category: Satisfies the Ethnic Studies requirement in GE Area D5 (Contemporary International Perspectives).
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 442 - Race, Class, and Gender Among Latinos


    Unit(s): 4
    A course centered on the institutional, cultural, and psychological components of race, class, and gender relations among Latinos and their effect on different communities. Institutional inequality, questions of assimilation and identity, attitudes, and effects of inequality on community activism and politics will be explored.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 445 - Chicano/Latino History


    Unit(s): 4
    An analysis of Chicano/Latino history, from the exploration and settlement of the Southwest to the present. To include an examination of such themes and topics as: the Chicano heritage, the Mexican War and Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the land question, social banditry and other forms of resistance, the Chicano in the 20th century, and contemporary Chicano/Latino issues, organizations, and movements.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 450 - Chicano/Latino Children’s Literature


    Unit(s): 3-4
    An analysis of children’s literature written about and for Chicano/Latino children both in the U.S. and abroad. Students will review and analyze the literature for style and content. Includes the study of nontraditional literature collections from the Spanish-speaking community. Prerequisite: functional Spanish language skills.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 451 - Latina/o Humanisms


    Unit(s): 4
    A comparative analysis of the nature and meaning of race and ethnicities in the United States from its origins in Latin America to its cultural manifestations and social concepts. Discussion and study will be focused from interdisciplinary perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives) and Ethnic Studies categories.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Depending on the instructor this course may be offered in a face-to-face, hybrid or online mode. Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 456 - Sociology of Education/Latinos and Education


    Unit(s): 4
    This course introduces students to some key theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of education and Latinos. Because this is such a large field of research, the course will focus on the question of stratification and how systems of schooling maintain or alleviate inequality among Latino communities. We will examine classical approaches to schooling; schools as organizations; schools and their effects on social mobility; class, race, and gender stratification in achievement and attainment; tracking/ability grouping; theories and empirical work on social and cultural capital; school choice; and cross-national expansion of education. Our readings will cover both qualitative and quantitative studies in the field.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to AMCS, CALS and MAMS Majors only.
    Typically Offered Fall Odd Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 458 - CALS Research and Methodology


    Unit(s): 4
    This course introduces students to advanced research theories and methodologies. Students will develop and refine their research and information literacy competencies as they complete a semester-long original research project.

    Crosslisted: AMCS 480
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 460 - Cross-Cultural Math and Science for Teachers


    Unit(s): 3
    This course helps prospective teachers prepare for the classroom, providing linguistic and cultural depth and strategies in basic science areas and math concepts including number systems and problem-solving, metrics, geometry, probability, and statistics.

    Prerequisite(s): functional Spanish language skills and completion of GE math and science (GE Areas B1 and B2) requirements.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Teaching Mode: Taught in bilingual format, Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 474 - Major Authors in Chicano and Latino Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    A detailed study of representative authors, genre, period, or region, in consideration of socio-economic, political, and cultural contexts. Requires critical discussion in class, annotated bibliography, and senior-level term paper. Not in core.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CALS 479 - Chicano/Latino Art History


    Unit(s): 4
    An analysis of art as expressed in the historical culture of Chicanos and Latinos, from ancient times to the present. A cultural art history approach. Field trips. Includes a studio practicum when offered for 4 units.

    GE Category: Satisfies Ethnic Studies in GE Area C1 (Ethnic Studies in the Fine Arts).
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 480 - Latin American Migration to the United States


    Unit(s): 4
    This course provides a broad overview of international migration to the United States, paying particular attention to Latin American migrants. The course attempts to understand what life is like for Latinos involved in migration to and from the United States. Attention is given to the diversity of today’s Latin American migrants, their social origins, their adaptation experiences and exits, and contexts of incorporation. The course also analyzes the experiences of different Latin American immigrant groups in the state of California.

    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Independent study on a special topic for upper-division students.

    Prerequisite(s): completion and approval of a special studies form.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CALS 499 - Internship


    Unit(s): 1-4
    An internship in Chicano and Latino Studies must combine: 1) service in a school or an agency where activity is related to the Latino community; 2) the selection of a topic for observation and study; 3) preparation of a bibliography and a reading list related to the internship activity; 4) a term paper that reflects both the internship work experience and appropriate research. The internship must be proposed and arranged ahead of time with the professor in CALS who will supervise the internship.

    Prerequisite(s): senior-level standing and completion of most CALS core classes. This
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Course may be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: GRD

Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

  
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    CCJS 201 - Criminal Justice and Public Policy


    Unit(s): 4
    A systematic analysis of the effectiveness and influence of criminal justice policy and practice throughout the criminal justice system. The focus is on the development and implementation of crime control policy.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area D1 (Individual and Society).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 330 - Government and the Rule of Law


    Unit(s): 4
    Nature and development of law and legal institutions from philosophical, historical, comparative, and contemporary perspectives; interrelationships of law, morality, and custom; social control, legal change, and social change; and the legal profession.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors and Juniors or Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 340 - Law Enforcement and Drug Legislation


    Unit(s): 4
    An examination of issues and problems posed by the licit and illicit use of drugs for the administration of justice and corrections. It critically examines social theories and social policies in relation to drugs. Topics to be covered include: the origins of the contemporary drug crisis in the United States; the development of criminal justice policies regarding drug use; and the varieties of drugs and the destructive problem created by each for law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections. Some emphasis will be placed on economics, politics, and international relations as a factor in enforcement policies.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 350 - Drugs and Society


    Unit(s): 4
    Analyzes drug use, misuse, and abuse in society using sociological theories. Explores drug policies and control of drug use, current sociological drug research, and how the media shapes drug perceptions. Highlights various legal and illegal drugs and their societal consequences.

    Crosslisted: SOCI 340
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 370 - Seminar in Research Methods


    Unit(s): 4
    A consideration of the methods used by criminal justice researchers in a variety of basic and applied settings. Topics include the choice of a problem, ethical issues, the logic of science, measurement, sampling procedures, surveys, coding, experimentation, observation, and summarizing findings.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 375 - Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice


    Unit(s): 4
    An in-depth examination of selected topics and issues in criminal justice. Specific course topic varies by semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors and Juniors or Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 399 - Lecture Series


    Unit(s): 2
    A weekly meeting or meetings offering presentations and discussions by guest lecturers on issues of current interest and importance.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 404 - Introduction to Constitutional Law


    Unit(s): 4
    A survey of selected areas of constitutional law and Supreme Court decision-making, considering the political and social influences as well as doctrinal forces which have produced various policies and interpretations.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: POLS 423
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 405 - Rights of the Accused


    Unit(s): 4
    Leading constitutional cases in criminal justice including: search and seizure, death penalty, electronic surveillance, privilege against self-incrimination, jury trial, right to counsel, and double jeopardy, will be studied in detail.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: POLS 422
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 407 - Police, Courts, and Community Relations


    Unit(s): 4
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to policing in the United States. Examines the process of policing, police behavior, organization, operations, and their historical perspectives. Covers the relationship between the police and the public as well as the role of courts in controlling and guiding police behavior. Reviews critical issues confronting the police and the best policies and practices in policing.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 420 - Seminar in Criminology


    Unit(s): 4
    An in-depth analysis of theories of criminal behavior; psychological, sociological, and biological factors; professional criminals, white collar crimes, and other selected examples of deviant behavior and their relationship to agencies of social control.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 430 - Women and Crime


    Unit(s): 4
    An in-depth analysis of women/girls and crime in the field of criminology and criminal justice. The class examines the significance of gender in pathways to crime as well as the nature and extent of female offending, victimization, and incarceration. The course focuses on feminist theory and methodology.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 441 - Deviant Behavior


    Unit(s): 4
    The social causes and consequences of delinquency, criminality, addiction, insanity, social unconventionality, and other “deviant” behavior. Examines the conversion and commitment to deviant worldviews, and the social processes involved in the transformation to a deviant identity.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: SOCI 314
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 450 - Punishments and Corrections


    Unit(s): 4
    Provides an in-depth analysis of the correctional system, including prisons, jails, probation, parole, and community corrections. Examines the history and purpose of punishment and the goals of corrections. Reviews contemporary issues and policies affecting corrections.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: SOCI 450
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 470 - Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice


    Unit(s): 4
    Examines the role and significance of mass media in the field of criminology and criminal justice, including lawmaking, law breaking, and the responses to rule violations. The course covers the historical and contemporary media coverage of crime and criminal justice; the structure and content of media coverage of crime and related information; as well as the role and importance of media in the formation of citizen attitudes and behavior, decision-making, and public policy.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 480 - White Collar Crime


    Unit(s): 4
    Examines the various forms, causes, and consequences of white collar crime compared to other crime; reviews relevant theory and research; considers the reason for the difficulties in detection and prosecution and issues surrounding punishment; and examines the efficacy of prevention strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 489 - Civil Liberties and the Constitution


    Unit(s): 4
    An examination of fundamental principles of constitutional law that govern and constrain the powers and operations of criminal justice agencies and their personnel. The rights and immunities guaranteed by the Constitution in general, and the civil liberties, rights, and freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights will be covered. Rights of the accused will also be considered.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: POLS 424
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 490 - Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies


    Unit(s): 4
    A comprehensive synthesis and examination of the theoretical concepts and empirical findings of other courses in the major curriculum. Areas of special interest to the instructor and the students will be closely studied.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior-level standing and/or consent of instructor. Graduation Application submitted to Admissions and Records.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 494 - Interdisciplinary Seminar


    Unit(s): 1-4
    An exploration of selected criminal justice topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. Themes and topics may vary.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors and Sophmores, Juniors or Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    The supervised study of a particular problem or area of interest selected by the student in consultation with a sponsoring faculty member. Regular meetings will be arranged for discussions and progress evaluations, and a term paper is required.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CCJS 497 - Juvenile Justice


    Unit(s): 4
    An exploration of the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency, including serious or violent crime. The major theories of delinquency causation are reviewed. The course will be devoted to the juvenile justice system and how it processes youths accused of crime. The nature and function of all major segments of the juvenile justice system will be discussed, including law enforcement, juvenile court, and corrections. The legal rights of juveniles will also be reviewed. Finally, the current policy issues in juvenile justice will be explored.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only. Crosslisted: SOCI 366
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CCJS 499 - Internship


    Unit(s): 4
    In consultation with the internship coordinator, the students selects a public, private, or community agency; gains field experience under the supervision of agency heads; and meets with the internship coordinator to discuss progress.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Majors and Minors and Juniors or Seniors only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
    Grading: CNC

Computer and Engineering Science

  
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    CES 400 - Linear Systems Theory


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Analysis of linear time-invariant systems, correlation, convolution, impulse response, complex variables, Fourier series and transform, sampling, filtering, modulation, stability and causality, feedback and control systems, Laplace and Z-transform, fast Fourier transforms.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 241 or consent of instructor. Crosslisted: MATH 430 and ES 400
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 430 - Photonics


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Lasers, diode lasers and LED’s, fiber optics, and optical radiation detectors.

    Prerequisite(s): a course in modern Physics (such as PHYS 314) and electromagnetism (such as PHYS 430). Crosslisted: PHYS 445 and ES 445
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 432 - Physics of Semiconductor Devices


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    conductor and p-n junctions, p-n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, CCD’s, and photonic devices and integrated circuits. Projects in photolithography, conductivity and contact resistance measurements, I-V and C-V characteristics of diodes, characterization of transistors may be assigned.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 230 or PHYS 314 or consent of instructor. Crosslisted: PHYS 475 and ES 432
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 440 - Introduction to Networking and Network Management


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    The ISO reference model, theoretical basis for data communications, data transmission theory and practice, telephone systems, protocols, networks, internetworks, with examples.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 440 or consent of instructor. Crosslisted: ES 465
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 490 - Selected Topics in CES


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Special topics to introduce new emerging fields, provide foundation for advanced graduate level courses, or augment other courses in computer and engineering science.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 494 - Directed Readings


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Independent study under a faculty member. The proposal must be approved by the graduate advisor if the course is to apply towards degree requirements.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 500 - Queuing and Transform Theory


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Review of probability theory, fundamentals of transform theory, Fourier and Z-transforms. Markovian and discrete time queuing systems, single and multi server queuing networks, and their applications. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 314 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 506 - Operations Management


    Unit(s): 3
    Production/operations management of manufacturing and service operations. Topics include forecasting and scheduling, material requirements planning, and quality assurance. Additional tools include inventory control, project management, and product development. Modern techniques such as Supply Chain Management, e-business, Just-in-Time, and Total Quality Management are illuminated.

    Crosslisted: BUS 516
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 510 - Intelligent Systems Design


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Introduction to adaptive systems: neural networks, genetic algorithms (GAs), fuzzy logic, simulated annealing, tabu search, etc. Specific topics include perceptions, backpropagation, Hopfield nets, neural network theory, simple GAs, parallel GAs, cellular GAs, schema theory, mathematical models of simple GAs, and using GAs to evolve neural networks.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 314 and CES 400, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 512 - Theory of Software Systems


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Review of data structures and basic algorithms for sorting, searching, and string processing. Basics of logic, formal systems, grammars, and automata. Applications to some of the following areas: design of language processing tools (editor, translator etc.), software specification, testing and verification, and non-numerical problem solving. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 314 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 514 - Data Mining


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Introduction to data models, data warehousing, association-rule mining, searching the Web, and Web Mining: Clustering. AI techniques (neural networks, decision trees), applications, and case studies. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 314 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 516 - High-Performance Computing


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Algorithmic tools and techniques for problems hard to solve on a standard uniprocessor model such as problems involving large data sets or real-time constraints; development of computational models to analyze the requirements and solutions and special hardware based solutions; case studies to illustrate the developed models, tools, and techniques. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 314 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 520 - Embedded Systems


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Three major topics covered in this course are: controlling specialized I/O devices with particular attention to bit patterns and priority interrupts; waveshapes and measurement tools, both hardware and software; and real time operating systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 230, 231, and 310, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 522 - VLSI Design


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    IC technology review, hardware description languages and describing hardware using one of the languages, modern VLSI design flow, circuit partitioning, clustering. Floorplanning, placement, global routing, area efficient design, area-time trade-offs. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 530 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 524 - Advanced Computer Architecture


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Concept of advanced computing architectures, pipelining, multiprocessing, and multiprogramming. Single- and multi-stage interconnection networks, applications/algorithms for parallel computers, local and system business architectures, CPU and computer system performance analysis. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 310 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 530 - Analog and Digital Microelectronics


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Introduction to analog/digital integrated circuits, bipolar and MOS transistor models, analysis and design of monolithic operational amplifiers, frequency response, non-linear circuits and CMOS, and Bipolar Logic Circuits. The course requires lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 230, ES 231 and CES 432, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 532 - Advanced Photonics Devices


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Optical resonators, interaction of photons with materials, LEDs, laser diodes, optical amplifiers, optical noise, photoconductors, electrooptic modulators, photonic switches, nonlinear optical materials and devices. The course requires lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 430 or equivalent.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 540 - Digital Data Transmission


    Unit(s): 3
    Characteristics of base-band and bandpass channels, optimum signaling sets, and receivers for digital communications; effect of noise and intersymbol interference on probability of error; channel capacity; introduction to phase-locked loop analysis for timing and carrier synchronization.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 400, and CES 440 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 542 - Digital Signal Processing


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Time/frequency analysis of discrete-time signals and systems. Fast implementations of the DFT and its relatives. IIR and FIR digital filter design, implementation, and quantization error analysis. Decimation, interpolation, and multirate processing.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 400 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 543 - Optical Fiber Communications


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Lightwave fundamentals, optical fiber as transmission media, losses and bandwidth, fiber cables. Optical sources, detectors. Optical components such as switches, access couplers, wavelength multiplexers and demultiplexers. Analog and digital transmission techniques, line coding techniques, optic heterodyne receivers, thermal and shot noise, bit error rates, optical transmission system design. Optical T-carrier systems and SONET, future directions. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 230, PHYS 231 and CES 440, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 544 - Wireless Communication


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Introduction to mobile/wireless communication systems, cellular communication, data transmission and signaling, noise and intelligence, analog and digital techniques, multiple-access architecture. The course requires lab and/ or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): ES 230-231 and CES 440, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 547 - Digital Switching:Techniques and Architectures


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Review of switching techniques, synchronous and asynchronous transfer modes (i.e., STM and ATM), and various switch architectures. Multirate and multipoint-to-multipoint switching, ATM switching, signaling and call set-up, ATM switch-architectures and their performance evaluation, and multicasting techniques. VLSI implementation considerations, future directions. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 345, ES 230, ES 231, and CES 440, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 552 - Network Architecture and Protocols


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    ISO model, review of the physical and data link layers, network layer and routing including for internet, multicast routing, TCP and UDP protocols and their characteristics, performance and limitations, TCP/IP stack, applications such a FTP, e-mail and DNS, voice over IP. The course may require significant lab and/or project activity.

    Prerequisite(s): CES 440 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 561 - Computational Techniques for Biomolecules


    Unit(s): 3
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 562 - Biomedical Instrumentation


    Unit(s): 3
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 563 - Biophotonics


    Unit(s): 3
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 564 - Medical Image Processing


    Unit(s): 3
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 590 - Selected Topics in Communications and Photonics


    Unit(s): 3
    Special topics to augment regularly scheduled graduate courses in communications and photonics will be presented.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites depend on subject material.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 591 - Internship


    Unit(s): 1
    Internship will be done at an industry, R&D laboratory, government organization, or a laboratory or center at an academic institution to gain professional training, teamwork experience, communication skills, and project opportunities that will prepare students for a successful career in the real world.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: CNC
  
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    CES 592 - Selected Topics in Hardware and Software Systems


    Unit(s): 3
    Special topics to augment regularly scheduled graduate courses in hardware and software systems will be presented.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites depend on subject material.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 592B - Selected Topics in Bioengineering


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Special topics to augment regularly scheduled graduate courses in bioengineering will be presented.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 593 - Laboratory and Technology Report Experience


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 1 hour Laboratory: 6 hours
    In this course, students will learn to operate state-of-the art equipment in at least 6 laboratories, perform experiments, and write lab reports. In addition, students will write a technical report on a state-of-the art topic within the scope of the master’s program of at least 3000 words excluding figures and tables. (The course cannot be taken to meet 30-unit requirement under thesis or project option unless approved by the Program Director.

    Prerequisite(s): permission of student’s advisor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 594 - Directed Readings


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Independent study under a faculty member. The proposal must be approved by the graduate advisor if it is to apply towards degree requirements.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CES 595 - Design Project


    Unit(s): 1-3
    The project plan, timetable, necessary resources, and the expected outcome must be approved by a faculty project advisor and the program advisor at least one semester before taking the course.

    Prerequisite(s): admission of candidacy for the Master’s degree and approval of the faculty advisor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 596 - Project Continuation


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Designed for students working on their thesis or design project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree. This course cannot be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the master’s degree.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of faculty thesis/project advisor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 597 - Graduate Seminar


    Unit(s): 1
    Series of lectures presented by experts from academia and industries.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 598 - Comprehensive Examination


    Unit(s): 1
    In this four-hour examination, the student’s overall understanding of important concepts of the core courses and the main subjects of each track will be tested.

    Prerequisite(s): advancement to candidacy for the master’s degree and approval of the graduate advisor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CES 599 - Research and Thesis


    Unit(s): 1-6
    Prerequisite(s): admission of candidacy for the master’s degree and approval of the thesis advisor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT

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    CHEM 102 - Chemistry and Society


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    An introductory course in chemistry for non-majors. Covers the basics of chemistry related to everyday life. The laboratory will consist of experiments covering chemical principles and phenomena discussed in the lecture.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1 (Physical Sciences) and the GE laboratory requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CHEM 105 - Elements of General, Organic, and Biochemistry


    Unit(s): 5 Lecture: 4 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    A survey of the principles of chemistry, with emphasis placed on those that apply to living organisms. The course is designed for students in Nursing and majors that do not require further courses in Chemistry. Course is not a prerequisite for any chemistry course.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE, Area B1 (Physical Sciences) and the GE laboratory requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CHEM 107 - Introduction to Physical Science for Teachers


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    A non-mathematical course designed to introduce students to a range of topics in physics and chemistry that are required by the California Science Standards for grades K-8, including the laws of motion, energy, the structure of matter, the states of matter, electricity and magnetism, and light and optics. Lectures include many demonstrations to illustrate physical science principles and students will be asked to think about how they would demonstrate or explain various concepts.

    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CHEM 110 - Introductory General Chemistry


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Develop fundamental knowledge and necessary skills in General Chemistry for students who plan to major in science or pre-health programs.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Recommended Recommended for students with no prior chemistry background or as a refresher course to enhance an insufficient chemistry background.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    CHEM 115A - General Chemistry


    Unit(s): 5 Lecture: 3 hours Discussion: 1 hour Laboratory: 3 hours
    Principles of chemistry for students in science, pre-health, and related areas of study. This course will introduce students to science and scientific thought by using problem-solving strategies in both a conceptual and mathematical manner. First semester topics include atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and thermodynamics. Second semester topics include kinetics, equilibrium, buffers, and electrochemistry.

    Prerequisite(s): GE math placement.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1 (Physical Sciences), and laboratory requirements.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    CHEM 115B - General Chemistry


    Unit(s): 5 Lecture: 3 hours Discussion: 1 hour Laboratory: 3 hours
    Continuation of CHEM 115A.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 115A.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1 (Physical Sciences), and laboratory requirements.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
 

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