Oct 27, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENGL 409 - Master Class-Fiction Writing


    Unit(s): 4
    Fiction writing workshop with a published writer. Enrollment limited to 15.

    Prerequisite(s): previous enrollment or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 418 - Advanced Poetry Writing


    Unit(s): 4
    This course is designed for the more advanced student in poetry writing. It is recommended that the student have prior instruction or approval by the instructor. While the focus is on student writing, students can also expect to obtain a strong sense of American poetics over the last 50 years.

    Typically Offered Spring Only May Be Repeated This course is repeatable for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 430 - Creative Writing: Select Genres


    Unit(s): 1-4
    A workshop in the writing of a selected genre such as: memoir, autobiography, screenplay, stage play, novel, etc.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 435 - Directed Writing


    Unit(s): 2-8
    Individualized instruction in poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction writing, one-on-one with a published writer. No more than eight units of ENGL 435 may be counted toward the English major.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 436 - Studies in Postcolonial Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of contemporary Anglophone and translated literary works with emphasis on transnational contexts and encounters between the First and Third Worlds.

    Typically Offered Spring Only May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 439 - Studies in Shakespeare


    Unit(s): 4
    An advanced course in Shakespeare that focuses on the plays in the sub-genres through the context of history, sources, criticism, and theatrical reception. Fulfills Shakespeare requirement for English majors.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 447 - Studies in Comparative Literature


    Unit(s): 3-4
    The study of literary themes and movements. Includes the various literatures that relate to a particular topic, such as decadence and symbolism, and modern European literature. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit. Normally offered through Special Sessions in Extended Education.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 448 - Periods in British Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of British authors in their historical periods, including Middle English, Renaissance, 17th century, Restoration and 18th century, Romantic, Victorian, and 20th century. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 450 - Periods in American Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Selections from the 17th through the 20th century, inclusive of contemporary American literature, will comprise the Period offerings. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 451 - Feminist Perspectives in Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Feminist Perspectives is an advanced course in reading, writing, and research that will engage feminist perspectives in literature. This course is interdisciplinary in approach and is conducted in a seminar format.

    Crosslisted: WGS 451
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit. Course is
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 460 - Teaching Assistant in English


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Provides students experience in assisting an instructor in an English course by doing course-related research and tutoring.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of the instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit. No more than eight units of ENGL 460 may be counted toward the English major.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 462 - Research Assistant in English


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Provides selected students the opportunity to participate in the construction and execution of a faculty research project.

    Prerequisite(s): faculty invitation.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 472 - Studies in the Novel


    Unit(s): 4
    In-depth studies of a particular kind of novel: English, 20th century American, political (offered jointly with the department of political science), war novel, etc. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 474 - Studies in Drama


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of representative plays of a particular period: Medieval, Renaissance, Neoclassic, 19th century, or Modern. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 475 - Master Class in Nonfiction


    Unit(s): 4
    An advanced workshop in creative nonfiction, focused on the writing of publishable essays and the art of the book proposal.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 375, ENGL 352, ENGL 430 (Creative Nonfiction), or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 480 - Studies in California Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of a topic unique to California literature (e.g. Beats, LA/SF detective fiction, California immigrant and autobiographical literature). Emphasis on the historical, cultural, and regional character of the selected writings. Please see Schedule of Classes for the topic studied. Fulfills the core requirement of the California Cultural Studies special major.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ENGL 481 - Studies in British Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Studies of topics in British as well as related literatures including colonial, postcolonial, and Anglophone literatures. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 482 - Studies in American Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Close study of topics unique to American literature (e.g., transcendentalism, Western American literature). Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different topic.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 483 - Individual Authors: American


    Unit(s): 4
    One or more authors will be selected for study in depth. Please see Schedule of Classes for the author(s) to be studied.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different topics.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 484 - Individual Authors: English


    Unit(s): 4
    Each semester one or more authors will be selected for study in depth. Please see Schedule of Classes for the authors to be studied.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different topics.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 485 - Senior Seminar


    Unit(s): 4
    Seminar in advanced study of literature. Provides students close mentoring in research and presentation methods in the instructor’s area of scholarly expertise. Reserved for lit concentration students, for whom it serves as a culminating capstone for those students.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 or ENGL 100B, ENGL 201 and ENGL 385. Recommended: At least one 400-level literature class.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ENGL 487 - Studies in Rhetoric


    Unit(s): 4
    Specialized study of topics in rhetoric (including the history of rhetoric from classical to modern and post-modern rhetoricians), specific problems in rhetoric, and nontraditional rhetorical strategies. Content varies from semester to semester.

    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 489 - Topics in Linguistics


    Unit(s): 4
    Individual and small-group study in specialized topics in the field of linguistics or literacy studies. Can be used to meet the Single Subject elective requirement. Offered every two years.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 491 - Seminar in Teaching Composition


    Unit(s): 4
    This course will focus on composition theory, course design, instructional methods, and assessment in the teaching of writing in multicultural settings. Students will also write extensively to improve their own writing. A school-based practicum is a required component of this course.

    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 492 - Reading and Responding to Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    This course will focus on the links between literacy studies and the teaching of literature, with an emphasis on understanding current approaches to supporting adolescent reading in multicultural classrooms. The course explores books, both modern and traditional, that are of particular interest to adolescent and young adult readers. Through extensive reading and writing, students will build an understanding of how to develop effective English Language Arts curriculum at the secondary level.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 494 - Advanced Survey


    Unit(s): 4
    This course offers academic support for the review of English and American literature that Master’s candidates undertake in preparation for the graduate qualifying exam. Offered

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ENGL 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    To register for ENGL 495, not only must the student have the consent of the instructor, but the material and course of study should satisfy student needs not covered by regularly offered courses. In addition, the amount and level of work proposed should be at the appropriate academic level.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and department chair.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 496 - English Education Capstone Seminar


    Unit(s): 4
    This course engages senior-level English education majors in discussion and activities which review, synthesize, and assess the breadth and depth of their subject matter competence.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ENGL 499 - Internship


    Unit(s): 1-4
    For upper-division majors who wish to work off-campus in job-learning situations that relate to their major emphasis. Excludes student teaching. Written contract and faculty sponsorship required.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ENGL 500 - Research and Critical Writing


    Unit(s): 4
    Required for M.A. candidates in English. Advanced use of reference materials and library resources, and the techniques of critical and scholarly writing. The course should be taken during the first semester of classified status.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall Only May Be Repeated May be repeated for up to eight units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 501 - Literary Theory and Criticism


    Unit(s): 4
    Advanced study of the major texts in critical theory from Plato and Aristotle to the theoretical pluralism of the present. This course should be taken in the second semester of classified status.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 530 - Graduate Workshop in Creative Writing


    Unit(s): 4
    An advanced workshop in creative writing with in-depth discussions of individual work. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated up to 8 units.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ENGL 535 - Directed Writing


    Unit(s): 2-6
    Individualized instruction in the development of an extended creative writing project. The M.A. completion option in creative writing is fulfilled through taking a total of 6 units of 535 to successfully produce the final creative project. This project must be approved by the creative project chair and second reader. Students in other M.A. emphases may count no more than 4 units of 535 toward the degree; creative writing students may count no more than 4 units in addition to the 6 creative project units of 535 toward the degree.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 500, classified status, and an authorized Advancement to Candidacy (GS01) form and consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 536 - World/Postcolonial Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Studies related to different aspects of world and/or postcolonial literature. Emphasis on historical and social contexts and contemporary theoretical models. Course content varies from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall Only May Be Repeated Course may be taken more than once for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 539 - Seminar: Shakespeare


    Unit(s): 4
    Critical reading and in-depth analysis of representative modes such as tragedy and comedy in Shakespeare.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 578 - Project Continuation


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Designed for students working on their thesis or master’s project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree. Once students have begun final project units, they must remain continuously enrolled; these units allow them to do this and provide services such as access to the library during this time. These units may also be taken through Extension. This course cannot be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the master’s degree.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ENGL 581 - Seminar: British Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    A topic of English literature will be selected for study in depth. In addition to the literature of Britain, the topic may cover related colonial and postcolonial literatures. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Course may be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 582 - Seminar: American Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    A topic of American Literature will be selected for study in depth. In addition to the literature of America, the topic may cover colonial, postcolonial, and/or Anglophone literatures of the Americas. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Course may be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 583 - Individual Authors: American


    Unit(s): 4
    In-depth study of an individual author and related criticism. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 584 - Individual Authors: British


    Unit(s): 4
    In-depth study of an individual author and related criticism. Please see Schedule of Classes for current offering.

    Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 587 - Seminar: Rhetorical Theory


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of topics in recent rhetorical theory specifically as it applies to the teaching of writing at the college level. Course content varies from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated Course may be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 588 - Seminar: Study of Language


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of current theories in linguistics and literacy studies and their applications to English, with emphasis on original research and analysis in the study of oral and/ or written language.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated Course may be repeated for credit under different subtitles.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 595 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Individualized study on a student-designed topic. The material and course of study should only cover topics not available in currently offered courses. Students must complete the standard SSU form and secure the required written approvals.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and department chair.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit toward the M.A.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ENGL 597 - Directed Reading


    Unit(s): 3
    Focused reading on a relatively narrow topic validated by a written and an oral examination. To be taken by students choosing the directed reading option to complete the M.A. Topic to be approved by the directed reading chair and second reader.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 500, classified status, and an authorized Advancement to Candidacy (GS01) form.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ENGL 599 - Thesis and Accompanying Directed Reading


    Unit(s): 3-6
    To be taken by students writing a traditional thesis, an extended research topic approved and guided by the thesis chair and second reader.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 500, classified status, and an authorized Advancement to Candidacy (GSO1) form.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT

Engineering Science

  
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    ES 101 - Disruptive Technologies That Change the World


    Unit(s): 3
    Lecture: 3 hours. Concept of digital age, technology and modern communications, understanding various routinely used technical terms and commonly known computer and communications components and devices; understanding digital voice, video and data communication, mobile communication and communication through Internet; ill effects such as radiation, invasion of privacy, unethical usages and protection from them; assessment of learning. The course does not apply to EE major.

    GE Category: This course meets GE Area B3 requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ES 102 - Introduction to Engineering Technology Laboratory


    Unit(s): 1
    Laboratory, 2 hours and 40 minutes. Laboratory to demonstrate the concepts in electricity and electronics by hands-on experimentations. The course does not apply to EE major. This course meets the GE science laboratory requirement. ES 102 isencouraged (but not required) to be taken with ES 101.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ES 104 - Oral Communications in the Information Age


    Unit(s): 3
    Lecture, 3 hours. This course explores the importance of oral communication in the modern digital world where we can communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime. It focuses on enhancing students’ ability to orally present technical information andarguments to a wide diverse group of technical and non-technical stakeholders within the context of real-world problem-solving and practical design process. The course also teaches students to listen effectively and critically evaluate oral problem-solving presentations within the realms of humanity and environmental sustainability. No pre-requisites or co-requisites required.

    GE Category: Fulfills GE Area A1 (Written & Oral Analysis).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ES 210 - Digital Circuits and Logic Design


    Unit(s): 4
    Students learn how to analyze and evaluate scientific, inductive and deductive reasoning, through digital logic and its application to logic gates and digital electronic circuits. Laboratory work includes designing, building and testing of digital circuits and designs. Project assignments require students present their own design and the final product in public, making persuasive presentations with efficient verbal and non-verbal skills, and listening to peer’s critiques for improvement.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: EE 112 with a C or better. Co-requisite(s): ES 230, or consent of instructor.
    GE Category: This course fulfills GE Area A3 (Critical Thinking).
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ES 345E - Engineering Applications of Probability Theory


    Unit(s): 1 Lecture: 1 hour
    This is a one-unit course introducing how to apply probability theory to model engineering problems, particularly in communications and networking areas. Topics covered include application of probability to measure of information and redundancy, moments to measure power, correlation to determine correlation function, power spectrum and linear prediction, and estimation of statistical parameters.

    Co-requisite(s): math 345E or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall Only

Film Studies

  
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    FILM 500 - Introduction to Film and Media Theory


    Unit(s): 4
    An overview of key concepts and theorists in the study of film and media. Advanced use of reference materials and library resources, as well as the techniques of critical and scholarly writing. The course should be taken during the first semester of matriculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 501 - Film and Narrative


    Unit(s): 4
    Intensive study of filmmaking practices of Hollywood, independent and foreign cinemas and their varying uses of narrative to address social issues. Course content varies from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 502 - Documentary Film and Social Advocacy


    Unit(s): 4
    Intensive study of a wide range of documentary filmmaking practices and the different approaches taken towards a broad range of social issues. Course content varies from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 503 - Film and Cultural Studies


    Unit(s): 4
    Intensive study of a particular theme and its interrelationships with film and media. Emphasis on specific historical and social contexts and ensuing representations in both popular and alternative forms of media. Course content varies from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Courses may be taken more than once for credit under different themes.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 510 - Digital Storytelling I


    Unit(s): 4
    An introductory workshop explaining new media tools used by mediamakers to create content. The course also examines new delivery platforms and release strategies in a post-TV era as well as new methods of advocacy provided by these contemporary tools and platforms.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 515 - Digital Storytelling II


    Unit(s): 4
    An advanced workshop in how to use new media tools to make short films focused on social issues. Provides students with tools to create and distribute socially engaged films via new delivery platforms.

    Prerequisite(s): completion of FILM 510.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 535 - Directed Film or Creative Project


    Unit(s): 6
    This completion course comprises individualized instruction in the development of an extended creative film/video project for the Film MA. This project must be approved by the creative project chair and second reader.

    Prerequisite(s): FILM 500, classified status, and an authorized advancement to candidacy form.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 578 - Project Continuation


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Directed study designed for students working on their thesis or master’s project 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): permission of the graduate coordinator.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: CNC
  
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    FILM 595 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Directed, individual study on a particular topic. May require completion of an upper-division undergraduate course in film or related discipline relevant to the student’s program of study and will include additional readings, assignments, or projects as determined by the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Course restricted to FILM MA students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    FILM 599 - Thesis and Accompanying Directed Reading


    Unit(s): 6
    This course is to be taken by students writing a traditional thesis for the Film MA, in which they will develop an extended research topic approved and guided by the thesis chair and second reader.

    Prerequisite(s): FILM 500, classified status, and an authorized advancement to candidacy form.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD

French

  
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    FR 101 - First-Semester French


    Unit(s): 4
    Assumes no prior experience in French. Moves from simple, everyday greetings to basic vocabulary and phrases describing people, places, clothing, food, travel, studies, sports, and professions. Competency-based testing of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 102 - Second-Semester French


    Unit(s): 4
    Students progress through increasingly complex sentence structures. Competency-based testing of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Grammatical content includes past tenses, future, conditional, subjunctive, object pronouns, etc.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 101 or by examination.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 201 - Third-Semester French


    Unit(s): 4
    A thorough and detailed review of all French grammar, augmented by more sophisticated elements of syntax, presented within the context of French cinema and francophone cultural materials.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 102 or by examination.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 202 - Oral French


    Unit(s): 4
    Required of majors. Extensive use of oral group activities and discussion of global issues and events based on reading of up-to-date articles (online). Practical work in listening comprehension, phonetics, pronunciation and intonation. Speaking and listening competence at intermediate level.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 201 or by examination.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 300 - Introduction to Literary Analysis and Critical Writing


    Unit(s): 4
    Study of advanced aspects of French grammar and stylistics with a focus on introducing students to literary analysis, including poetry, theater, and narrative prose. Oral and written presentations.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 201 or equivalent, and FR 202.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Only May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit when course content is different. May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 314 - French Literature in English Translation


    Unit(s): 4
    Studies in French-speaking Caribbean, African, Near Eastern, Asian, and/or North American literatures in English translation. Topics may include non-Western cultural and religious values, colonialism versus emerging nationalisms, and the quest for identity, personal, cultural, and national. May qualify as a Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

    Prerequisite(s): completion of GE Area A2.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2 (Literature, Philosophies and Values).
    Typically Offered Spring Only May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 320 - France Yesterday


    Unit(s): 4
    French civilization – history, social and political institutions, and the arts – as revealed in written documents and visual media (architecture, painting, graphics, etc.), from the medieval period to the Revolution. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 300 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 321 - France Today


    Unit(s): 4
    French civilization – history, social and political institutions, and the arts – as revealed in written documents and visual media (architecture, painting, graphics, etc.), from the Revolution to the present. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 300 (may be taken concurrently).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Alternate Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 410 - French Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Readings in theatre, prose, and poetry representing major writers and movements from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Classical, and the pre-Romantic periods. May be organized around themes or genres or by aesthetic movements. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 320.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Alternate Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 411 - French Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    Readings in theatre, prose, and poetry representing major writers and movements from the 19th and 20th centuries. May be organized around themes or genres or by aesthetic movements. Readings, discussion, and oral and written reports in French.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 321.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 415 - Special Topics in French Culture


    Unit(s): 4
    Topics vary according to current interests and issues, e.g. the Francophone world, Paris, the French film, French feminism, French impressionism, Theatre and society, etc. Readings, discussions, and oral and written reports.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 320 or FR 321 (may be taken concurrently).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Spring Alternate Years May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit when topics change.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 475 - Senior Seminar


    Unit(s): 4
    An advanced writing course, culminating in a research paper on a literary topic, or a substantial piece of creative writing. This course may only be taken at SSU. It may not be taken abroad or at another U.S. university.

    Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 411 (may be taken concurrently).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C3 (Comparative Perspectives and Foreign Languages).
    Typically Offered Fall Alternate Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Directed individual study.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    FR 499 - Internship


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Students in the internship program apply skills and methods mastered in their course work in French in a variety of situations in public and private agencies. Credit is awarded for completion of 3 hours of work (weekly average) per unit, participation in a seminar or conferences, and a final report. Placement must be arranged in advance with department coordinator.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated once for credit.
    Grading: OPT

Geology

  
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    GEOL 102 - Our Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Geology


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    A study of the minerals, rocks, and landforms that make up our earth in the context of the dynamic forces that form them. Emphasis on local geology, including earthquakes and other environmental aspects. Laboratory study of minerals, rocks, and maps. Required one-day weekend field trip. Fee required.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1 (Physical Sciences) and GE laboratory requirements.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    GEOL 105 - The Age of Dinosaurs


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    The life and death of dinosaurs as evidenced by the fossil record will be studied to show how geology and biology combine in the discipline of paleontology. The evolution of dinosaurs over a 150-million- year time span sets the stage to investigate several interesting and ongoing controversies surrounding dinosaurs, including: why dinosaurs became extinct, the metabolism of dinosaurs, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B1 (Physical Sciences).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    GEOL 107 - Introduction to Earth Science


    Unit(s): 3
    This course studies the operation of the Earth system and its solar system home. It introduces the fundamental aspects of 4 major areas: astronomy; geology, including plate tectonics, and the planetary history of the Earth and its moon; physical oceanography; and weather and climate. There is no lab. The course is designed to prepare students for the earth science and astronomy parts of the SET examination.

    Prerequisite(s): The student must be enrolled in the AMCS, LIBS, CALS, or ENSP credential program.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    GEOL 110 - Natural Disasters


    Unit(s): 3
    A course to examine the interaction between natural processes and human activities and the often costly and fatal results. Course emphasis will be on the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, severe weather, coastal processes, asteroid impacts, fires, and population growth. Many examples will be drawn from the northern California area. Course content may vary with instructor.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B3 (Physical Sciences, Specific Emphasis).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    GEOL 120 - Regional Field Geology


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 1 hour
    The heart of geology is in the field. The course is an examination of rocks, minerals, and landforms, and the processes that form them. This course includes a 10-day field trip taken during spring break, or multiple weekend field trips in the fall semester, where the natural world becomes our classroom.

    Prerequisite(s): Any 100-level Geology course or instructor consent; students must be in good physical condition. Co-requisite(s): Any 100-level Geology course or instructor consent; students must be in good physical condition.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B3 (Specific Emphasis).
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    GEOL 205 - Mineralogy


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    Principles of crystal chemistry, crystallography, and properties and origins of common rock-forming minerals. Laboratory sessions emphasize hand specimen and petrographic mineral identification characterization.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 303 and CHEM 115A.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 205A - Mineralogy, Optics


    Unit(s): 2
    Supplementary course to be held concurrently with GEOL 205. For students who already have taken a mineralogy course but have not gained sufficient experience in optical mineralogy. Consists of the lecture and laboratory portion of GEOL 205 relevant to optical mineralogy.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303 and CHEM 115A. Co-requisite(s): GEOL 303 and CHEM 115A.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 301 - Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    The origin and evolution of the flora and fauna of the most isolated archipelago in the world: geologic history and context of volcanic oceanic islands; conservation biology efforts to save the rare and endangered species of Hawaii; human history and culture of the islands.

    GE Category: Upper Division B
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated No
  
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    GEOL 302 - Climate Change: Discerning Fact from Fiction


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Climate changes on time scales of days to millions of years. We will review methods by which the amplitude and pacing of climate changes are measured, use data analysis to assess the significance of past climate variability, and consider interpretations and theories proposed to explain Earth’s climate.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 303 - Advanced Principles of Geology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    A study of the minerals, rocks, and landforms that make up our earth in the context of the dynamic forces that form them. Emphasis on local geology, including earthquakes and other environmental aspects. Laboratory subjects include the study and interpretation of minerals, rocks, and maps.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE Golden Four (A1, A2, A3, B4) with a C- or better and completion of B1, B2 and at least 45 units. Completion of one: SCI120, GEOL102, GEOL105, GEOL110, GEOL107, GEOL120, GEP2201, GEP352, ANTH202, or equivalent of these.
    GE Category: Upper Division B
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated No
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face Grading: Graded
  
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    GEOL 304 - Geologic Mapping and Report Writing


    Unit(s): 1
    Field studies and report preparation done in conjunction with GEOL 303. Required weekend field trips.

    Co-requisite(s): GEOL 303. Students must be in good physical condition.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 306 - Environmental Geology


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours
    Study of geological principles and processes as they relate to our natural environment emphasizing interaction between human activities and the geological environment. Major topics include the nature and behavior of rocks and soils; earthquakes and their associated hazards; landslides, slope stability, and building construction; groundwater and pollution; stream processes and flooding; shoreline processes and coastal development; engineering geology and construction of highways and dams; and development of natural resources and conservation and ecology. Specific content varies year to year, depending on instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 102 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 307 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    A study of the origin, properties, classification, and occurrence of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Laboratory exercises in the classification and description of minerals, textures, and structures of the more common rock types. Laboratory work will emphasize both hand specimen analysis and microscopic petrography.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 308 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Field Course


    Unit(s): 1
    Field studies done in conjunction with GEOL 307. Required weekend field trips. Fee required.

    Co-requisite(s): GEOL 307. Students must be in good physical condition.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 309 - Computer Applications in Geology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    This course aims to provide our majors with some fundamental skills for manipulating and representing geological data using computer applications. Applications include using digitizing field maps and data into GIS format, creating figures in computer aided drawing programs, using basic functions computational software and generating histograms, and rose diagrams.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303 and GEOL 304. Co-requisite(s): GEOL 303 and GEOL 304.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 310 - Geophysics


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    This course will cover the basic principles underlying various geophysical methods, field procedures, and data collection, and how to interpret geophysical data. Topics include seismic reflection and refraction, paleomagnetism, gravity and magnetic surveying, and how geophysical methods have augmented our overall understanding of the Earth’s structure and Earth processes.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 311 - Sedimentary Geology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    The description, classification, and origin of sedimentary rocks. Discussion of weathering and origin of sediment, sediment transportation and sedimentary structures, clastic and nonclastic classification; and petrology.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303 and GEOL 304.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 312 - Sedimentary Geology Field Course


    Unit(s): 1 Lecture: 1 hour
    Field studies done in conjunction with GEOL 311. The course includes a particular focus on local sedimentary geology and issues of environmental importance. Required weekend field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303. Students must be in good physical condition. Co-requisite(s): GEOL 311.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 313 - Paleontology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    The study of fossils in their geological context. Topics include taxonomy, morphology, evolution, biogeography, extinction, and biostratigraphy of the main groups of invertebrate fossils. Laboratory work will include becoming familiar with stratigraphically important fossil groups and the use of fossils in solving both geological and biological problems.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303 for majors, GEOL 102 for non-majors, or instructor consent.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 314 - Paleontology Field Course


    Unit(s): 1 Lecture: 1 hour
    Field studies done in conjunction with GEOL 313. Required weekend field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 313.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 317 - Structural Geology


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    An introduction to deformation processes within the Earth’s crust and the geological structures that result from these processes. We will examine deformation running the gamut of scales (from atomic scale to tectonic scale)

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303, GEOL 304.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 318 - Structural Geology Field


    Unit(s): 1 Lecture: 1 hour
    Field studies done in conjunction with GEOL 317. Required weekend field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 317. Students must be in good physical condition. Co-requisite(s): GEOL 317.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 320 - Basin Analysis


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    Origin and evolution of sedimentary basins; tectonic settings and significance; subsidence and thermal histories; basin-scale depositional systems; paleocurrent, provenance, and paleogeographic analysis; basin types; paleoclimatic influences; resources.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 321 - Burgess Shale Paleontology


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    Advanced examination of the Cambrian Burgess Shale fossil deposits in British Columbia, Canada. Field work supplements lecture sessions on campus.

    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 323 - Hydrology


    Unit(s): 3 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    Water as a natural resource, the hydrologic cycle, distribution of water on the Earth. Atmospheric water, soil water, runoff, and groundwater as related to water supply and use. Applications to problems of flood control, water management, and water pollution, with special emphasis on California and Sonoma County.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 102 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    GEOL 326 - Stratigraphy and Earth History


    Unit(s): 4 Lecture: 3 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
    The principles of stratigraphy and historical geology will be discussed, with special emphasis given to the application of these principles to the geologic development of North America. The geologic history of California will be treated in detail. The use of sedimentary rocks, fossils, and structural and tectonic principles will be discussed, especially as they relate to our understanding of historical geology. Laboratory work will include a study of sedimentary rocks and their properties, fossils and their occurrence and distribution, the construction and interpretation of various types of stratigraphic maps, and detailed studies of selected maps representative of the various geologic provinces of North America. Required field trip.

    Prerequisite(s): GEOL 303 or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
 

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