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Advanced C Programming

UC Irvine, EECS 22

 
C language programming concepts. Control flow, function calls, recursion. Basic and composite data types, static and dynamic data structures. Program modules and compilation units. Preprocessor macros. C standard libraries.

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.

Air Pollution

UCLA, A&O SCI 2

 
Causes and effects of high concentrations of pollution in atmosphere. Topics include nature and sources of gaseous and particulate pollutants, their transport, dispersion, modification, and removal, with emphasis on atmospheric processes on scales ranging from individual sources to global effects; interaction with biosphere and oceans; stratospheric pollution.

This course offers an introduction to the causes, scientific principles, and political and societal consequences of some of today’s most pressing environmental problems. Air Pollution phenomena such as the ozone hole, urban smog, climate change, etc., have in common that natural atmospheric processes have been severely disturbed by human activities. The goal of this course is to introduce the scientific concepts needed to understand the behavior of the natural and disturbed atmosphere. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the physics, meteorology, and chemistry of the atmosphere, and in addition, the biological and societal processes impacting the atmosphere and the environmental and health consequences of air pollution will be introduced. Scientific concepts will be taught through short online lectures followed by interactive activities, such as video recordings of experiments, online simulations, simple calculations, and analysis of atmospheric observations, with an emphasis on the understanding of the science of air pollution.

Air Pollution Laboratory

UCLA A&O SCI 2L

 
Laboratory, one hour. Enforced corequisite: course 2. Investigations and demonstrations supporting material in course 2, including box model simulation, dose responses, air parcel motion and pollution dispersion, daily and seasonal variation of smog pollutants, and smog transport.

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.

Beginning Finnish

UC Berkeley, Finnish 1A

 
Students will develop the basic elements of communicative competence in both the spoken and written language within a cultural context.

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.

Cultures of Sustainability and Social Justice

UC Santa Cruz ANTH 110I

Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty.

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 Learning Environments

UC Berkeley, EDUC W161

 
Digital learning environments are taking residence in the educational experience of many, from replacing components of traditional classroom instruction to providing open platforms for lifelong learning. In this class we will study the various forms and functions of a sampling of digital learning environments ranging from subject specific Intelligent Tutoring Systems in K-12 to domain neutral systems for post-secondary online learning.

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

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

UCLA, SCAND 11

 
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.  

Elementary Spanish SPA 002V

UC Davis, SPA 002V

 
Continuation of course 1, 1S, or previous high school experience in the areas of grammar and basic language skills. Online format combining synchronous chatting with technologically based materials.

Elementary Swedish

UC Los Angeles SCAND 3

The course consists of teaching and practical exercises in Swedish. The vocabulary, pronunciation and sentence structure of the Swedish language are dealt with. Work on texts and oral exercises are included.

Elementary Swedish

UCLA, SCAND 1

 
The course consists of teaching and practical exercises in Swedish. The vocabulary, pronunciation and sentence structure of the Swedish language are dealt with. Work on texts and oral exercises are included.

Course will be presented using Zoom video conferencing services. Course meets at regularly scheduled time, and is a “synchronous” video conferenced classroom.

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 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 Disruption and Information Technology

UC Irvine, ICS 5

 
Explores the relationship between recent developments in information technology and current global environmental issues. Potential topics include ecoinformatics, e-waste, technological life cycle assessment, and online community building. Activities involve reading, writing, discussion, and a final project.

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 W100A

 
First 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 Finnish

UC Berkeley, FINNISH 102A

 
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 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

 

ENROLL (Aug 6 - Sep 14)

ENROLL (Sep 26 - Dec 7)

Intro: CS For Sci, Math & Engr I

UC Riverside, CS 010

 
Introduction to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I will familiarize students with the basic concepts underlying computer programming using the powerful and widely used programming language, C++. Students will get an introduction to computers and programming, understand variables, input & output, arithmetic and logic expressions, packaging data as strings and vectors, as well as the construction, testing and debugging of programs.

Working with a unique, custom developed interactive platform created specifically for this course, students will experiment and explore using interactive tools and animated simulations, and be able to submit homework through an integrated online homework system that provides immediate feedback. By designing non-trivial programs, students will learn to solve basic problems and learn to use the tools of the trade.

Covers problem solving through structured programming of algorithms on computers using the C++ object-oriented language. Includes variables, expressions, input/output (I/O), branches, loops, functions, parameters, arrays, strings, file I/O, and classes. Also covers software design, testing, and debugging. Uses an online instruction approach through a weekly webcast lecture and online forum discussion sessions.

Students majoring in computer science, engineering and science can take this course to fulfill a computer science requirement. Business majors and professionals looking to get experience in programming and C++ will also benefit from this course.

Introduction to African Literature

UC Riverside, CPLT 070

 
An introduction to African literature in English. Traces the history of African literary traditions from its oral beginnings to the early 2000s. Themes include colonialism across the continent, apartheid in South Africa, politics of post-independence, gender, African aesthetics, and diverse cultures on the continent.

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 W1X

 
This course is an elementary Filipino class designed for heritage learners, and the first 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.

[Optional] 5 hours of contact time with the instructor per week through Adobe Connect. Additional conversational practice time with tutor provided.

Online proctoring by Proctor U.

Maps and Spatial Reasoning

UC Santa Barbara, GEOG W12

This class surveys the properties of maps, emphasizing map use, spatial thinking, and interpretation. Lecture topics include map abstraction, generalization, map projections, and symbolization. Special purpose maps, thematic maps, and the display of quantitative and qualitative information are considered.

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.

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. 

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.

The Historian’s Workshop

UC Riverside, HIST 099W

 
An introduction to the tools in the historian's workshop. Includes historical sources, methods of analysis, and various approaches to historical narrative. Discusses historical research, analysis, and writing through study of historical works and through practice with original historical sources. Prepares for upper-division History and humanities courses. Fulfills the third-quarter writing requirement for students who earn a grade of "C" or better for courses that the Academic Senate designates, and that the student's college permits, as alternatives to English 001C. Credit is awarded for only one of HIST 099W or HIST 19WV. 

Vector Calculus 23B

UC Santa Cruz, MATH 23B

 
Double integral, changing the order of integration. Triple integrals, maps of the plane, change of variables theorem, improper double integrals. Path integrals, line integrals, parametrized surfaces, area of a surface, surface integrals. Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, conservative fields, Gauss' theorem. Applications to physics and differential equations, differential forms. (Formerly Multivariable Calculus.)