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Advanced Filipino
UC Berkeley, FILIPN 101A
Focuses on reading skills for texts (articles, opinion columns, literary texts, and academic essays) with abstract vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and complex sentences; listening skills for authentic texts; and writing skills in exposition and argumentation. We will work with examples of the Filipino language through texts written in 19th-century Tagalog, Commonwealth-era Pilipino, and contemporary Filipino.

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.

Argument and Research
UC Irvine, Writing 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
UCLA, DESMA 9
This introductory course explores how technologies such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are driving new forms of art and science.

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 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
With a focus on integral calculus and infinite series, Math 19B/Calculus 2 is a standard 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.

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
UCLA, SCAND 21 
The modern Scandinavian program educates students about Scandinavia through the study of its languages and literatures.

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
UCLA, SCAND 1 & 2
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.

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, Chemistry 1A
Atomic structure; general properties of the elements; covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding; intermolecular forces; mass relationships.

General Psychology
UC Berkeley, Psychology W1
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, Science and Society 25V
This course explores the causes of global climate change and the biological, geophysical, and social consequences of such change. Students will also study methods used by different scientists for predicting future events. The course addresses the 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 Swedish
UCLA, SCAND 4 & 5
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 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, Computer Science 10V
This course 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 and arithmetic, learn construction programs, testing and debugging as well as functions, packaging data strings, vectors, arrays, and classes.

Introduction to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II
UC Riverside, Computer Science 12V
This course builds upon the basic computer programming and introductory C++ concepts mastered in Introduction to Computer Science I to help students in their development of more substantial programs. With an emphasis on good programming principles, students will learn structured and object-oriented programming in C++, and cover topics on recursion, pointers, linked lists, abstract data types, and libraries.

Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Sciences 65
This course provides an introduction to freshwater resources from multiple scientific and policy perspectives. After a review of basic concepts, water issues affecting cities, farms, open space, and multiple-use landscapes are studied.

Introduction to Latin America
UC Riverside, History 75V
This course covers the historical heritage of Latin America from its Indian, Spanish, and African origins to the present, including the related Latino experience in the United States. Contemporary and historical themes will range from poverty, revolution, race relations, and imperialism to music, art, sports, popular culture, and social mores.

Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric
UC Irvine, Writing 39A
Students in the Intro to Writing & Rhetoric course will develop their writing through language-intensive exercises, participation in community based writing in blogs and forums, and completion of a writing portfolio.  Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various writing forms ranging from the personal narrative, to a thesis-driven essay project.

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, Statistics W21
In this introductory probability and statistics course, students will explore a a broad range of concepts, including reasoning and fallacies, descriptive statistics, probability models and related concepts, combinatorics, sample surveys, estimates, confidence intervals, tests of significance, controlled experiments vs. observational studies, and 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.

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.

Public Rhetoric
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
In this course, students will explore terrorism and war from science and social sciences perspectives. Course topics include 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 in a Global World
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
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.