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Advanced Filipino

UC Berkeley, FILIPN 101A

Students read and discuss essays on language, literature, and Phillippine society, and literary texts. Topics include language and the nation; poetry and discourse; language and ideology; and "pananalinghaga" (tropes/metaphors) in understanding society. The students choose whether they would like to go on a creative (poetry, fiction) or a research track (essay).

Advanced Filipino

UC Berkeley, FILIPN W101B

Students read and discuss essays on language, literature, and Phillippine society, and literary texts. Topics include language and the nation; poetry and discourse; language and ideology; and "pananalinghaga" (tropes/metaphors) in understanding society. The students choose whether they would like to go on a creative (poetry, fiction) or a research track (essay).

Advanced Swedish

UC Los Angeles, SCAND 105C

Scandinavia consists of five northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These countries form a geographic bridge between the American and European continents and a political bridge between Western and Eastern Europe. For all students of literature, language, the arts, and the social and physical sciences, Scandinavia is of particular interest.

Argument and Research

UC Irvine, WR 39C

 
Guided writing practice in argumentation, logic, and inquiry. Readings are selected from current nonfiction and from materials students select from the University Library. Research strategies emphasized.

Art, Science and Technology

UC Los Angeles, DESMA 9

DESMA 9 Art, Science and Technology is a 5 unit general education online course that satisfies visual and performance arts analysis and practice requirements. This introductory course explores how technologies such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are driving new forms of art and science. It broadly surveys scientific and technological innovations inspired by the collaboration between art and science, the idea being that art encompasses contemporary forms of expression that are technologically driven. Students will view lectures online and do weekly blogging related to the topics covered. They will also create a final project proposal based on a particular art/science topic of interest covered in the course.

Basic Economics for Managers I

UC Irvine, MGMT 4A

Microeconomic principles for managers. Useful applications of basic economic principles to situations in business as well as in various professions.

Basic Economics I

UC Irvine, ECON 20A

The fundamentals of microeconomics. The behavior of firms and consumers: markets, supply/demand, utility maximization, resource allocation, and efficiency.

Basic Economics II

UC Irvine, ECON 20B

The fundamentals of macroeconomics. Government behavior: monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, and unemployment.

Basque Language and Culture

UC Santa Barbara, SPAN W154A

An intensive course for students with no previous study of the Basque language.

Calculus for Science, Engineering and Mathematics

UC Santa Cruz, MATH 19B

The definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Areas, volumes. Integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and partial fractions methods. Improper integrals. Sequences, series, absolute convergence and convergence tests. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and course 11B, Applied Math and Statistics 11B and 15B, or Economics 11B.

Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 19B

UC Santa Cruz, MATH 19B

Case Studies in Public Health Practice

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 2

 
Presents case studies in various themes of public health practice to demonstrate how the principles of public health were established and continue to evolve.

Public Health Sciences and Public Health Policy majors have first consideration for enrollment. Course Requirements: Lectures, Links and Videos each week, Discussion Forum assigned topic each week, Presentation a 5-minute audio narrative PowerPoint presentation with 6-10 slides and a peer review evaluation of a classmate’s presentation, Research Paper based on a 6 step analysis and will be the same topic as presentation, Active Participation each week, Quizzes 10 questions each for 7 quizzes, Exams midterm and final exam; $15 fee for ProctorU for each exam, Extra Credit up to 9 points of possible extra credit *More detailed information at the extended syllabus at your class website.

Midterm and Final exam - Each exam will consist of 60 questions with 60 points. You will have 60 minutes and you will take the exams with Proctor U online. Please click here for a sample of student's work

Some Examples on the Cases and Topics to be covered in the class:

  1. Global Health Systems and Analysis of Public Health Cases
  2. Assessment Cases: A Feasibility Study of Routine Screening for HIV in an Urban Emergency Department
  3. Policy Development Cases: An Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Paraguay:
  4. Assurance Cases : Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Elderly: A Public Health Perspective
  5. Ethics Cases: Health Care Ethics Committee
  6. Cases on Leadership: AIDSCAP Nepal
  7. Cases on Global Health:
    • Saving Mothers’ Lives in Sri Lanka.
    • Preventing Diarrheal Deaths in Egypt.
    • Controlling Trachoma in Morocco.
    • Reducing Guinea Worm in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Controlling Chagas Disease in the Southern Cone of South America.
    • Preventing Dental Caries in Jamaica
  8. PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION (PRACTICING IN THE REAL WORLD), How Do You Know if You Have Succeeded?

Critical Studies in Education

UC Berkeley, EDUC W190

 
This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory, experience, and dialogue.

Data Arts

UC Berkeley, Art W23

Can we measure everything? What is the role of privacy? Can we count beauty? Is data always fair? This course explores participation as the foundation of online citizenship. Participation is based on data literacy and community awareness. Through online assignments, peer reviews and video chats, students form communities of explorers and innovators who challenge data culture through creative interventions including surveys, visualization, animation, video, interaction design, music and other forms of digital expression. Assignments are based on readings about media theory, abstraction, interactivity, design theory, archives, performance, identity, privacy, automation, aggregation, networking, diffusion, diffraction and subversion.

Digital Technology and Social Change

UC Davis, CMN 170V

 
Conceptual understanding of how digital technologies transform our lives, through social media, mobile connectivity, globalization, big data, and artificial intelligence. Context of course includes education, health, entrepreneurship, democracy, among others.

Discoveries and Concepts in Nutrition

UC Davis, NUT 010V

 
Nutrition as a science; historical development of nutrition concepts; properties of nutrients and foods. Not open for credit to students who have taken an upper division course in nutrition.

Elementary Danish

UC Los Angeles, SCAND 21

Scandinavia consists of five northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These countries form a geographic bridge between the American and European continents and a political bridge between Western and Eastern Europe. For all students of literature, language, the arts, and the social and physical sciences, Scandinavia is of particular interest.

Elementary Norwegian

UC Los Angeles SCAND 12

 
Scandinavia consists of five northern European countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. These countries form a geographic bridge between the American and European continents and a political bridge between Western and Eastern Europe. For all students of literature, language, the arts, and the social and physical sciences, Scandinavia is of particular interest.  

Energy and Environment

UC Davis, GEL 18V

Conventional and alternative energy resources and their environmental impacts. Basic principles, historical development, current advantages and disadvantages, future prospects. Oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, geothermal, water, tidal, solar, hydrogen, and other sources of energy for the 21st century.

Evolution

UC Riverside, BIOL 105

 
Covers the causal interpretation of organic diversity and adaptation. Topics include inference of evolutionary change from the fossil record and from genomic and molecular patterns; microevolution and macroevolution; systematics and the species problem; and natural selection, drift, and other forces of evolution.

Fresh Water Processes and Policies

UC Santa Cruz, ENVS 65

This course offers students an introduction to the world of water management as seen from a broad variety of perspectives. Those perspectives include the earth sciences, engineering, ecology, law, economics, and sociology. The students will also study water distribution and treatment as well as case studies that bring these topics to life.

General Chemistry

UC Berkeley, Chemistry W1A

This introductory chemistry course covers a broad range of topics, including stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions, and introduction to chemical kinetics.

General Chemistry

UC Irvine, CHEM 1A

Atomic structure; general properties of the elements; covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding; intermolecular forces; mass relationships.

General Psychology

UC Berkeley, PSYCH W1

 
Introduction to the principal areas, problems, and concepts of psychology. This course will survey the scientific study of mental life and the mental functions that underlie human experience, thought, and action. The emphasis is on cognitive processes and social interactions characteristic of adults. However, research on nonhuman animals, as well as biological, developmental, and pathological processes, will be introduced as relevant.

Global Climate Change

UC Davis, SAS 025V

Causes of global climate change and the biological, geophysical, and social consequences of such change. Methods used by different scientists for predicting future events. Complexity of global affairs and decision-making under uncertainty.

Global Health Ethics

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 174

 
This course is one of a suite of courses developed in partnership with the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders, UCGHI harnesses the expertise of faculty and programs across the UC system to improve the health and lives of people in California and around the world.

Provides a foundational interdisciplinary understanding of global health issues and their importance to various societal goals, including poverty reduction, economic productivity, and peace promotion. Covers major communicable and non-communicable diseases and demographic patterns of disease burden.

Intermediate Filipino

UC Berkeley, FILIPN W100B

 
Second half of the intermediate class series with emphasis on four skills in the effective use of Filipino: describing people, places, and feelings; narrating a story or incident; defining and explaining; and reasoning. Vocabulary is expanded through dialogues and authentic texts. At the end of the class, students should have a firm grasp of grammatical structures, write short texts, and converse with fluency. Combines real-time meetings using Adobe Connect and online learning.

Intermediate Finnish

UC Berkeley, FINNISH 102B

Students will focus on acquiring communicative competence necessary to function in authentic situations of language use in terms of grammatical, functional, and sociolinguistic skills. Students will read and interpret literary and nonliterary texts from a cultural perspective. The course uses a flexible group-work and independent project approach to advanced language study.

Intermediate Spanish 1

UC Davis, SPA 021V

 
Continuation of course 3, 3V, 3Y, 3S, or previous high school experience in the areas of grammar and intermediate language skills. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials.

Intermediate Swedish

UC Los Angeles, SCAND 4

The course consists of components intended to reinforce and develop the student’s Swedish proficiency. In addition to the skills training, the typical traits of Swedish grammar and phonetics are presented.

Interpersonal Communication Competence

UC DAVIS, CMN 003V

Intro: CS For Sci, Math & Engr II

UC Riverside, CS 012

Covers structured and object-oriented programming in C++. Emphasizes good programming principles and development of substantial programs. Topics include recursion, pointers, linked lists, abstract data types, and libraries. Also covers software engineering principles. Uses an online instruction approach through a weekly webcast lecture and online forum discussion sessions.

Introduction to Communication

UC Davis, CMN 010V

 
Basic principles of communication and communication processes; models of communication; foundations of empirical research in communication; contexts of communication and communication research, including interpersonal, intercultural, news, entertainment, mediated, and others. The two main concepts of the course are social change and technological change by digital means. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not only an essential building block of a society, but currently also the driving force behind social development. Our generation has the luck to live through –and the responsibility to shape– an era in which mediated information and communication have become the catalyst of human progress. We will deepen our understanding on how social and technological revolutions go hand in hand.

Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers

UC Berkeley, Engineering W7

This course introduces students to elements of procedural and object-oriented programming. The course also explores induction, iteration, and recursion; real functions and floating-point computations for engineering analysis; and an introduction to data structures. Representative examples are drawn from mathematics, science, and engineering. The course uses the MATLAB programming language.

Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy

UC Santa Cruz, ENVS 65

 
This course offers students an introduction to the world of water management as seen from a broad variety of perspectives. Those perspectives include the earth sciences, engineering, ecology, law, economics, and sociology. The students will also study water distribution and treatment as well as case studies that bring these topics to life.

Introduction to Global Health

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 170

 
This course is one of a suite of courses developed in partnership with the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders, UCGHI harnesses the expertise of faculty and programs across the UC system to improve the health and lives of people in California and around the world.

Provides a foundational interdisciplinary understanding of global health issues and their importance to various societal goals, including poverty reduction, economic productivity, and peace promotion. Covers major communicable and non-communicable diseases and demographic patterns of disease burden.

Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric

UC Irvine, WR 39A

Deals with the writing of expository essays, principles of rhetoric, paragraph development, and the fundamentals of sentence-level mechanics. Frequent papers, some exercises.

Introductory Filipino

UC Berkeley, FILIPN W1Y

 
This course is an elementary Filipino class designed for heritage learners, and the second course in a sequence (Filipino W1X and W1Y). Using the functional-situational approach, the course builds on students’ passive vocabulary to harness four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students develop skills enabling them to: talk/write about the self, family, and community; talk/write about activities and interactions such as going to the doctor or shopping; read simple texts; and write short paragraphs. Combines real-time meetings using Adobe Connect and online learning.

Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business

UC Berkeley, STAT W21

 Descriptive statistics, probability models and related concepts, sample surveys, estimates, confidence intervals, tests of significance, controlled experiments vs. observational studies, correlation and regression.

Natural Disasters

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 90

Natural disasters are natural processes that adversely affect humans. By examining these processes students develop a basic understanding of Earth's physical environment. Topics include: tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, severe weather, flooding, climate change, mass extinctions and impacts with space objects.

Natural Hazards and Disasters

UC Riverside, GEO 004

Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Application of basic principles of climate and geology to recognition of natural hazards and their mitigation. Topics include fires, freezes, floods, winds, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. Emphasis is on confronting hazards of concern to home-buyers, planners, and conservationists in the western United States, especially southern California.

Nutrition and Global Health

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 120

 
Global issues related to nutrition and public health. Evaluation of nutritional risk factors associated with the development of chronic diseases and the role of nutritional medicine in prevention. Topics include food safety, communicable diseases, supplements, and regulatory issues.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

UCSB, CHEM W109C

 
Structure, reactivity and synthesis of organic molecules including nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Topics include organometallics, polymers, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, coenzymes and their mechanisms.

Popular Music in the United States

UC Santa Cruz, MUSC 80P

 
Introduces music and cultural studies, surveys popular music in the United States from 18th-century minstrelsy to 21st-century social media "consumer-producers." Emphasizes narratives of race, complicated by ethnicity, gender, and class, informing ways of valuing music, and its capacity for social representation. (Formerly Music 11C, Introduction to American Popular Music.)

Practicum in Education

UC Berkeley, EDUC W144

 
The course serves the ED Minor mission of developing students’ critical habits of mind and reflection in educational research and practice. The course develops student awareness of their role as participant/observer, increases their understanding of ethical issues, and their ability to articulate these issues. Topics shape a productive field experience for the student and presume that different students’ experiences in may be variable, encompassing different sites with different activities.

This Course Qualifies for Credit Towards a Certificate in Education from UC Berkeley. Learn more about the Education Minor program at UC Berkeley.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics

UC Irvine, MATH 1A

This course is taught so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra. The course concentrates on the various functions that are important to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on understanding the properties of linear, polynomial and rational functions, including inequalities and complex numbers. Students will learn to work with various types of functions in symbolic, graphical, numerical and verbal form.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics

UC Irvine, Math 1B

Pre-Calculus 1B is structured so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. The course concentrates on the various functions that are important to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on understanding the properties of linear, piece-wise, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Students will learn to work with various types of functions in symbolic, graphical, numerical and verbal form.

Principles in the Social Sciences

UC Irvine, Social Science 1A

Introduction to various disciplines within the social sciences. Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on understanding human behavior and social institutions, including interpersonal, economic, and cultural activities.

Principles of Public Health

UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 1

 
Introduces the major concepts and principles of public health and the determinants of health status in communities. Emphasizes the ecological model that focuses on the linkages and relationships among multiple natural and social determinants affecting health.

Course Requirements:

  • Lectures, Links and Videos each week
  • Discussion Forum assigned topic each week
  • Presentation a 5-minute audio narrative PowerPoint presentation with 6-10 slides and a peer review evaluation of a classmate’s presentation
  • Research Paper based on the specific public health problem and will be the same topic as presentation
  • Active Participation each week
  • Quizzes 10 questions each for 7 quizzes
  • Exams midterm and final exam; $15 fee for Proctor U for each exam
  • Extra Credit up to 9 points of possible extra credit

More detailed information at the extended syllabus at your class website.

Public Rhetoric and Practical Communication

UC San Diego, CAT 125 R

Upper-division composition course in public rhetoric and practical communication, including oral presentation, writing in print formats, and digital content creation. This course also focuses on how writing can support and extend experiential learning before, during or after students do their practicum project. 

Research in Education: Inequality and Possibility

UC Berkeley, EUDC W153

 
The goal of the Research in Education is to introduce students to educational research and the methods and frameworks used to examine key educational topics related to educational inequity and educational possibility. Students also will develop robust understandings of relevant theories and methods by engaging with research focused around the set of core topics. In this way, students will become ‘re-searchers’ of enduring educational issues.

Science Compassion

UC Irvine, PSY BEH 192B

 
The purpose of this course is to teach the ground-breaking science of compassion, which explores the roots of a meaningful, purposeful, and happy life. Students will discover how cutting-edge research is yielding fundamental insights into the nature of human kindness, the origins of empathy, promotion of altruistic behavior, and the benefits of living a more compassionate life.

Strength of Materials

UC Merced, ENGR 151

Fundamental concepts of how objects deform or fail under loading, and related concepts by analyzing stretching, bending and torsion of beams/ rods along with their stress and strain analysis; Stress and strain analysis in pressure vessels; strength and elastic instability (buckling).

Strength of Materials

UC Merced, ENGR 151

Fundamental concepts of how objects deform or fail under loading, and related concepts by analyzing stretching, bending and torsion of beams/ rods along with their stress and strain analysis; Stress and strain analysis in pressure vessels; strength and elastic instability (buckling).

Strength of Materials Lab

UC Merced, ENGR 151L

Fundamental concepts of how objects deform or fail under loading, and related concepts by analyzing stretching, bending and torsion of beams/ rods along with their stress and strain analysis; Stress and strain analysis in pressure vessels; strength and elastic instability (buckling).

The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning

UC Berkeley, EDUC W140A

 
This course combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development. It will introduce sociocultural educational theory and research focused especially on literacy teaching and learning, and this literature will be examined in practice through participation in after-school programs. In addition, the course will contribute to an understanding of how literacy is reflected in race, culture, and ethnicity in the United States and how these symbolic systems shift in a digital world.

The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives...

UC Berkeley, EDUC W140A

This class combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development.

World History: Twentieth Century

UC Riverside, HIST 020

 
An introduction to world cultures, political systems, war, and revolution in the twentieth century. Topics include the rise and fall of the superpowers, colonization and decolonization, boom and bust, fascism and communism, world wars, and contemporary history. Credit is awarded for only one of HIST 020, HIST 020H, HIST 020W.