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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


African American Resource Center

Humanities 222

The African American Resource Center provides resources, services, programs and events that focus on the total integration and success of African American students, faculty and staff. Originally established in 2005, the center also complements the University’s efforts in building a sense of community. It serves as a tool for empowerment of the diverse segments of the University population through increased accessibility to scholarly research, cultural awareness/education, and collaborative activities.

Anthropology Museum

McCarthy Hall 424

The Museum of Anthropology is an educational and research resource for the University and the community. It houses, sponsors and conducts a variety of activities as part of the CSUF Anthropology program, from lecture series to exhibits. Exhibits in the museum have included artifacts from California, the Middle East, Mesoamerica, the Southwest and Oceania.

Asian Pacific American Resource Center

University Hall 211B

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) strives to unify and empower its community by serving as an academic and creative home for its students, staff and faculty, as well as its external community links. The center seeks to foster the holistic development of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through caring, culturally responsive theory-driven practices, and by encouraging the engagement of the campus AAPI community, resource centers, affiliated partnerships, community leaders, and allies whose reach may extend statewide, nationally and internationally. Resources include career advising; mentoring support; co-curricular engagement opportunities; and workshops and programs that cover a wide range of topics including navigating the University, AAPI community, intersections of identity and leadership development.

Begovich Gallery

Since 1963 the Begovich Gallery at California State University, Fullerton has presented exhibitions and produced corresponding publications that have made substantive scholarly contributions to the field of visual culture. The Begovich Gallery fosters cross-disciplinary interaction and study, and its exhibitions function as instructional tools that inspire and challenge students and faculty. The highly publicized gallery projects represent the most visible and direct bridge between the Art Department and the general community.

In 1970, the Begovich Gallery moved to its current location in the Visual Arts Department. In subsequent years, the gallery has earned international recognition for its Museum Studies and Exhibition Design graduate program that provides students with practical and conceptual experience.

Campus Dining Services

Campus Dining - csuffood.com

OC Choice Catering - occhoice.com

Cal State Fullerton’s Campus Dining Services offers a wide variety of name brand eateries and multiple locations for your convenience across campus.  This means you can eat where you want, when you want, and exactly what you want for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The Food Court, located in the Titan Student Union, features Togo’s, The Fresh Kitchen, Baja Fresh Express, Panda Express, Round Table Pizza Pronto!, Juice It Up!, The Cup (Starbucks Coffee and bakery items), in addition to the Garden Café, Round Table Pizza and the Pub located in the Titan Student Union Underground. 

Carl’s Jr. is located on the east side of campus and offers a wide variety of low-priced menu items and combos. Eating healthy?  Enjoy our all-natural burger, delicious salads, alternative options, or our new line of turkey burgers.

Langsdorf Hall Express, located west of Carl’s Jr., specializes in healthy sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Along with serving healthy items, this location also proudly serves Starbucks Coffee and has a wide variety of baked goods and snacks.  The Express is the perfect place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Located outside the café is a patio for studying or just hanging out with friends.

Nutwood Café is located south of Nutwood Ave. on the first floor of our College Park Building. Inside the café you’ll find Togo’s Sandwiches, Starbucks Coffee being served, a tasty menu at The Grill, along with a variety of snacks and beverages.  Our customers enjoy a variety of menu options in one convenient location, where they can have a bite to eat and gather to study together.

Starbucks Coffee is located on the first floor of the Pollak Library in addition to the first floor of Mihaylo Hall. You can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere, and a superb cup of expertly roasted, richly brewed coffee every time.  You can also enjoy a selection of premium Teavana® teas, fine pastries, and other delectable treats.

OC Choice Catering provides a variety of services and events including breakfast, brunch, banquets, receptions and meetings.  Quality is important when choosing a catering operation, which is why our chefs are fully-trained culinary professionals.  Only the highest quality products and ingredients are used in preparing each menu.  OC Choice Catering can also handle last-minute orders placed on campus.  We are your campus experts, having years of experience providing service to Cal State Fullerton.

Chicana and Chicano Resource Center

Pollak Library South 170A and 171

The Chicana and Chicano Resource Center (CRC) was originally established in 1972 as a specially funded project to develop the University’s collection on Mexico and the Southwest. Although the vast majority of materials, especially books and periodicals, are dispersed throughout Pollak Library and are made available for study and research, the center hosts specialized services and collections. The CRC provides an inclusive learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community and serves the needs of the University community through its research collection on Chicana and Chicano history, culture, education and politics. The center supports the advancement, recruitment, and retention of Chicana and Chicano, and Latino students through collaborative efforts with other campus programs and departments and supports and facilitates dialogue on the Chicana and Chicano experience among all students and across the campus community.  The center also hosts a range of presentations, programs and workshops that cover a wide range of topics including navigating the University, intersections of identity and leadership development.  To serve the various needs of students, the center also provides computers, printing capabilities, a refrigerator and a microwave that is available to all. 

Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton’s Daily Titan is recognized as one of the best college newspapers in the United States.

In recent years, the Daily Titan reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and online producers have won dozens of awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Society of News Design, Society of Professional Journalists and California College Media Association. In 2014, the Daily Titan won the national Betty Gage Holland Award for its investigative reporting.

The Daily Titan is an independent student media outlet that publishes Monday through Thursday during the academic year with online updates for breaking news.

The Daily Titan serves an audience of 38,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty, staff and administrators.

Daily Titan editorial staff members receive extensive hands-on experience in reporting, writing, editing, copyediting, photography, multimedia, web production and social media.

Cal State Fullerton students also comprise the award-winning Daily Titan advertising staff. They promote the Daily Titan and design and sell ads that financially support the news and advertising operations.

Fullerton Arboretum

The Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre botanical garden, is located on the northeast corner of campus. The gardens contain plants from around the world.

The recirculating waterfall, streams and ponds are a focal point for migratory waterfowl and visitors from the University and surrounding communities. The Arboretum is an island of serenity in an increasingly metropolitan environment.

The Arboretum also offers opportunities to study local history and culture at the Heritage House and the Orange County Agriculture and Nikkei Heritage Museum. Heritage House is the restored residence and medical office of Dr. George C. Clark, an Orange County pioneer physician. The Clark home was built in 1894 and exemplifies the Eastlake Victorian style of architecture. The Orange County Agriculture and Nikkei Heritage Museum displays exhibits that tell the story of Orange County’s early agrarian days. Both are open to the public on weekends and weekdays by reservation.

The CSUF Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) contributes monies each year to hire students to help in the maintenance and operation of the Arboretum.

The Fullerton Arboretum is open 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., seven days a week. The Arboretum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit fullertonarboretum.org.

Grand Central Art Center

125 N. Broadway
Santa Ana

The City of Santa Ana and California State University, Fullerton formed an innovative alliance in 1993 to create the University’s Grand Central Art Center, located in downtown Santa Ana in the heart of the Artists Village. The center, which opened in spring 1999, is housed in a block-long, 45,000-square-foot facility. The $7.5-million renovation of the historic 1924 building was a joint venture designed to bring together art, education and the community.

The Grand Central Art Center provides a setting for graduate arts majors to live, learn and work in an artists’ community. In addition to studio and living space for students, the art center houses classrooms, galleries and exhibition spaces, a black-box theater, gallery store and café. The center’s 83-seat black-box theater presents lectures, film series, panel discussions and productions by the University’s award-winning Theatre and Dance Departments. In addition, the International Artist-in-Residence Program provides the opportunity for professional artists from around the world to live and work at the center while engaging directly with CSUF graduate students and the community.


The Fay A. MacFadden Herbarium, located in McCarthy Hall 229, is named after Fay A. MacFadden, who sold her extensive collection of plants to the University just prior to her death in 1964. The collection now includes more than 25,000 vascular plants, about 12,000 bryophytes and nearly 800 lichen specimens. The plants are used as research and teaching tools.

Mathematics Tutoring Center

McCarthy Hall 553

The Mathematics Tutoring Center is available on a drop-in basis to all students enrolled in a mathematics class. Tutors are trained to help students understand the basic concepts necessary to complete homework assignments and to perform well on exams. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon during the fall and spring semesters. The Mathematics Tutoring Center is directed by Jolene Fleming.

Modern Language Media Center

Humanities 325

The newly renovated Media Center features a 24-station and a 16-station Tandberg-300 computer lab with multimedia capabilities that instructors can use to facilitate individual and group learning activities. All computers are connected to a private server and the Internet, where students can access a wide variety of language learning programs, as well as authentic language materials of the countries and languages they are studying.

Opportunity Center for Science and Mathematics Students (OCSAMS)

McCarthy Hall 488

The Opportunity Center for Science and Mathematics Students offers resources for students to enhance their time on campus. Students can take advantage of the center’s computers for word processing, printing and Internet access to research many science and math-related websites. The comfortable setting also provides study tables for individual or group study sessions and a conference room that can be reserved for meetings. Tutors for biology, physics and chemistry courses also are available.

The center also provides a wealth of information on scholarships, research programs, career opportunities and graduate school programs. Students can find out how to become involved in student organization activities and learn how to get published in Dimensions: the Journal for Undergraduate Research in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The assistant dean for Student Affairs, graduation specialist and retention specialist for  the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is available for advisement on campus policies, student success skills and campus referrals. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is an integral part of the University’s curricular programs leading to a B. A. and M. A. in Communicative Disorders. Since 1961, the Communicative Disorders program, part of the Department of Human Communication Studies (formerly Speech Communication), has provided speech, language and hearing services to the community in conjunction with its academic training program for professional speech-language pathologists. The Communicative Disorders program has been accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology since September 1969.

The clinic, which shares space with the Center for Children Who Stutter, houses several therapy/observation rooms used for a number of different on-campus clinical practicum experiences for students in the Communicative Disorders graduate program, including specialty clinics for 0-3 year olds and clients from culturally-linguistically diverse backgrounds. The clinic also contains an Audiology Hearing Suite and several clinical research training labs such as a Speech Acoustics, Voice and Augmentative Alternative Communication lab.  Services provided include diagnostic evaluations, therapy, second dialect/accent modification instruction, audiometric testing, hearing evaluations, rehabilitative audiology, and counseling related to communication and hearing concerns. These services are provided under the supervision of certified, licensed clinical and academic faculty who hold doctorate degrees in speech-language pathology or audiology.  The clinical staff also includes a resident lead speech-language pathologist and other speech-language-hearing professionals who hold master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

Theatre and Dance Department Production

The award-winning Department of Theatre and Dance produces a full subscription season of exciting plays, musicals and dance theatre for the University and surrounding community. Broadway musicals, operas, original plays, cabaret performances and graduate student project productions are just a few of the ongoing offerings. CSUF’s department is ranked as one of the best in the nation and often is represented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and other venues through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival.

Titan Communications

Titan Communications is the California State University Fullerton’s digital media production center, which provides students with high impact practices and activities and acts as a living, learning classroom that provides opportunities to work and learn about television and radio broadcast production, management and leadership in a professional hands-on environment.

This media facility produces a wide range of TV and radio content including Titan Internet Radio, Titan Television, CSUF video magazine shows, and news programs created by students.  These programs are streamed online and distributed via live broadcast to cable channels in Orange County.  In addition to these programs, Titan Communications produces a variety of internal and external University communications, training and documentation projects.

Under faculty and staff supervision, Titan Communications gives students a variety of opportunities for developing creative and technical skills, gaining practical hands-on experience and creating electronic portfolios. This active learning environment provides students with the necessary tools to thrive in today’s challenging media job market. Students may work in Titan Communications on class or co-curricular projects, instructionally related activities, serve as volunteers, or work as paid staff in connection with student media groups or commissioned projects.

For more information visit www.titancom.fullerton.edu.

Titan Dreamers Resource Center

Pollak Library North 203

The Titan Dreamers Resource Center (TDRC) provides undocumented (AB-540, DACAmented, unprotected) students with academic and emotional support, information on programs and services designed to improve retention and graduation rates, and a comforting environment where students can connect with one another.  Resources include career advising; assistance with completing the AB 540 Affidavit, California DREAM Act Application for financial aid, and applying for scholarships for which they are fully eligible; mentoring support; co-curricular engagement opportunities; and workshops and programs that cover a wide range of topics including navigating the University, intersections of identity, and leadership development.

Titan Shops


Titan Shops is a division of CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation, a non-profit auxiliary organization promoting and assisting the University community through services and support. At Titan Shops our mission is to provide one-stop shopping, excellent customer service, and quality products at competitive prices.

The Course Materials department is located on the second floor of Titan Shops and carries requested textbooks and custom course packets, as well as general and reference books. Choose from new and used or save up to 65 percent with digital and rental options. Students can compare prices on course material from their textbook list through the Titan Shops website and shop with confidence knowing that prices are backed with a low price guarantee. Students can special order any title at no extra charge. The Course Materials department also offers printing and binding services for projects, thesis and dissertations.

Titan Tech & Supply provides art, office and school supplies, along with peripherals and software. Partnering with Campus IT and academic departments, Titan Tech developed the Let Your Major Be Your Guide Program, giving students an appropriate and accurate computer recommendation. As a Dell reseller and Apple Authorized Campus Store, Titan Tech is able to offer students a complete line of products with a convenient location to explore and purchase the latest technology at discounted prices. Titan Tech also offers a trade-in program and is an on-site Apple-Certified Repair Center.

Titan Gear offers CSUF gifts, clothing, and features a selection of American Greeting and Papyrus cards. Titan Gear also provides all graduation products from caps and gowns to class rings and announcements.

Titan Shops offers several convenience store locations for students on the go. These locations are stocked with test-taking materials, school supplies, health and beauty aids, and a wide selection of snacks and drinks. Visit the Titan Express in the main bookstore, The Brief Stop in Langsdorf Hall or The Yum in the Titan Student Union. There is also Shop 24, an automated store, offering drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and more. Located between Humanities and the Education Classroom Buildings, Shop24 accepts cash and debit/credit cards.

Additionally, Titan Shops provides two vending machines filled with last-minute test-taking material. These machines are located on the first floor of College Park and the second floor of Mihaylo Hall.

Titan Shops at the Irvine Campus offers food, course materials, school supplies, testing materials, gifts and apparel. For your convenience, online orders can be delivered to the Irvine bookstore for pick-up.

Titan Shops has two bank branches located inside the store, US Bank and SchoolsFirst Credit Union, which offer a full range of financial products and services.

Online Resources

Online Resources are available at titanshops.com.

  • Place your order online for course materials, computers and CSUF merchandise, for in-store pick-up or home delivery
  • Research prices on course materials using the “compare price” feature
  • View textbook rental and e-book information
  • View bookstore hours for all locations
  • Sign up for advance notice of store events

Follow Titan Shops on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to date on store events and activities.

Writing Center

Pollak Library North, 1st Floor


The Writing Center provides tutoring for students from across campus who are seeking assistance with writing assignments or with improving their writing process in general. Tutors offer individual appointments and special-topic workshops designed to help students write clear, concise academic prose. Tutors also work with students on developing techniques for improving their grammar usage and editing skills. The goal of the Writing Center is to increase students’ writing competence in both their current and future University classes. For tours and additional information about the Writing Center, visit english.fullerton.edu/writing_center/.