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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.

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.

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.

Classical Physics

UC Irvine, Physics 7E

This is the 3rd course in UCI’s introductory sequence on classical physics, in which rigorous and quantitative mathematical modeling is used to explain and predict physical phenomena, topics include fluids; oscillations; waves; and optics.

Dance: Cultures and Contexts

UC Riverside, Dance 007V

Dance: Cultures and Contexts, a course developed as part of UC Riverside’s world-renowned dance studies program, explores the significance of dance by introducing historical and cultural contexts for various dance practices.  Students will approach the study of dance as art form, as cultural practice and as a way to understand histories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation.

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.

Data Structures

UC Berkeley, COMPSCI W61B

Fundamental dynamic data structures, including linear lists, queues, trees, and other linked structures; arrays strings, and hash tables. Storage management. Elementary principles of software engineering. Abstract data types. Algorithms for sorting and searching. Introduction to the Java programming language.

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.

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.

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 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

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 Spanish

UC Davis, Spanish 3V

Spanish 3V is the second part of a 2-part course series (2V and 3V) that establishes a firm grasp of the present and past tense while exposing students to a wide variety of Spanish-speaking cultures drawing from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Elementary Swedish

UC Los Angeles, 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.

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.

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.

Global Disruption

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.

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 Spanish II

UC Davis, SPA 022V

Continuation of course 21, 21V, 21Y, 22S, 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 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 Latin America

UC Riverside, History 75V

An introduction to 500 years of Latin American history using popular stories and myths to explore source documentation and historical evidence. Analyzes of the multiple versions of truth that can constitute the history and collective consciousness of a people. Source material includes written texts, film, and music.

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.

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.

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. 

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).

Terrorism & War

UC Davis, Science and Society 7V

Exploration of terrorism and war from science and social sciences perspectives. Terrorist cells and groups; biological, chemical, nuclear, and environmental terrorism; intelligence gathering and espionage; military strategy; genocide; epochal wars; clash of civilizations; nation building; and future global scenarios.

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

UC Santa Cruz, MATH 23A

Vectors in n-dimensional Euclidean space. The inner and cross products. The derivative of functions from n-dimensional to m-dimensional Euclidean space is studied as a linear transformation having matrix representation. Paths in 3-dimensions, arc length, vector differential calculus, Taylor’s theorem in several variables, extrema of real-valued functions, constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, the implicit function theorem, some applications.