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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 105

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.

Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

Air Pollution

UC Los Angeles, 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.

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

This introductory course explores how technologies such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are driving new forms of art and science.

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 for Managers II

UC Irvine, MGMT 4B

Macroeconomic 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.

Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

UC Santa Cruz, Math 19A

With a focus on differential calculus, Math 19A/Calculus 1 is a standard introductory calculus course with applications to nearly all quantitative-based courses of study including; chemistry, economics, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, mathematics, and physics majors.

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.

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.

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 7V

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.

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 include 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.

Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

Elementary Spanish

UC Davis, Spanish 2V

Spanish 2V is the first in 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 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.

Discussion, four hours, P/NP or letter grading.

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.

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: Convergence of Biological, Geophysical, and Social Sciences

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.

Introduction to Astronomy

UC Irvine, PHYSICS 20A

History of astronomy. Underlying physics. Objects in the solar system and how they are studied. Properties of stars: their formation, structure, and evolution. Pulsars and black holes. Galaxies and quasars.

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 Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I

UC Riverside, CS 010

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.

Introduction to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering 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 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.

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.

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.

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 Hazards and Disasters

UC Riverside, GEO 004V

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.

Preparation for General Chemistry

UC Irvine, Chemistry 1P

This course provides the student with basic instruction in chemistry with the goal of preparing students for General Chemistry. The course covers units of measurement, dimensional analysis, significant figures; elementary concepts of volume, mass, force, pressure, energy, density, temperature, heat, work; fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure; the mole concept, stoichiometry; properties of the states of matter; gas laws; and solutions concentrations.

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.

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. 

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 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 Historian’s Workshop

UC Riverside, HIST 19WV

The Historian’s Workshop, 4 units, Lecture, 2 hours; discussion, 2 hours. An introduction to the tools in the historian’s workshop.

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. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 22. (Formerly Multivariable Calculus.)