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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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...

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.