May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Finance

Courses are designated as FIN in the class schedule.

  
  • FIN 341 - Student Managed Investment Fund (1)


    Manage a portfolio of stocks and bonds funded by an external or internal sponsor. Investment teams may compete against local universities for the opportunity to invest funds for a sponsor organization.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 342 - Capital and Money Markets (3)


    Capital and money markets in the American and international economies; markets for new corporate and government issues; secondary markets; use of derivative securities for hedging; factors influencing yields and security prices.

    Prerequisites: not a CBE premajor or undecided/undeclared major; FIN 320  with a D (1.0) or better. Pre- or corequisite: FIN 321 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 351 - Real Estate Principles (3)


    Real estate principles, practices and investment decisions. Equity investment, finance, legal aspects, practices, principles, property development, real estate administration in the public sector, real estate market analysis, and valuation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 352 - Real Estate Finance (3)


    Financial institutions and real estate credit. Sources and uses of capital (funds) in financing real estate transactions. Money and capital markets and their effect on credit availability. Mortgage mechanics and the workings of both primary and secondary markets.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 . Corequisite: FIN 351 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 353 - Real Estate Valuation (3)


    Comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and principles of real estate valuation. Use of the three approaches to valuation for the appraisal of both residential and income-producing properties. Role of valuation in real estate investment. Government regulation of appraisers.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 . Corequisite: FIN 351 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 355 - Real Estate Investment Analysis (3)


    Alternative analytical techniques in evaluating real estate investments. Tax aspects, measurement of investment returns, application of computer models to investment decisions. Lecture, discussion and case analysis of major investment types - raw land, apartment houses, commercial and industrial uses.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 . Corequisite: FIN 351 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 360 - Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3)


    Analysis of the risk management process, introduction to property and liability insurance, employee benefits and financial planning. Overview of the insurance industry and insurance problems.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 361 - Insurance Company Operations (3)


    Course surveys the overall structure and functions of insurance companies and reviews all major insurance company functional areas. It also examines the two major markets in which businesses and individuals may obtain insurance: admitted lines and non-admitted lines.

    Prerequisite: FIN 360 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 370 - International Business Finance (3)


    Financing problems of the multinational business. International financial environment, taxation of foreign income, the cost of capital in international capital and money markets, problems of risk in foreign investments, and financial techniques for the operation of the multinational firm.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 371 - Export-Import Financing (3)


    Institutional arrangements, methods and techniques used to finance international trade. Government and financial institution services. Risk-return aspects of international sales, insurance needs, the use of letters of credit, international factoring, accounts receivable insurance and other financing techniques. Review of required export-import documentation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 375 - Global Risk Management and International Finance (3)


    Loss control within the field of global insurance and risk management to provide knowledge for the practical application of international financial risk management principles techniques and methods utilized in multinational corporations and governmental organizations operations.

    Prerequisite: FIN 370 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 400 - Property Management (3)


    Real estate is managed at the property level by property managers, the asset level by asset managers and the portfolio level by portfolio managers. Key concepts across three levels of real estate management: property management, asset management and portfolio management.

    Prerequisite: FIN 351 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 408 - Retirement Planning (3)


    Retirement savings and income planning from the perspective of a Certified Financial Planner - practitioner. Required in order to take the CFP Certification Examination. Considerable discussion of federal legislation controlling retirement planning.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 409 - Estate Planning (3)


    Estate planning from the perspective of a Certified Financial Planner practitioner. Required in order to take the CFP Certification Examination. Considerable discussion of federal legislation controlling estate planning.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320. Corequisite: FIN 360 or CBE graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 410 - Theory and Practice of Personal Financial Planning (3)


    Developing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive personal financial plans. Risk management, investments, taxation, retirement and estate planning, professional practices

    Prerequisite: FIN 340 . Corequisites: FIN 360 , FIN 408 , FIN 409 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 415 - Quantitative Theory of Interest (3)


    The theory of interest in both finite and continuous time; the use of various annuity functions as a basis for reserving, valuation, pricing, duration, asset/liability management, amortization schedules and measurement of fund performance; term structure of interest rates.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 425 - Commercial Bank and Financial Institution Management (3)


    Financial institution problem solutions. Major financial intermediaries and the decision-making problems they face. Regulation and its effect on management operations. Group problems and case studies.

    Prerequisites: FIN 320 with a D (1.0) or better; not CBE pre-major or undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA). Corequisite: FIN 321.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 432 - Financial Forecasting and Budgeting (3)


    Forecasting in financial management; profit planning and control process; goals, technical procedures and effects of budgeting; mechanics of forecasting and budgeting, follow-up and control.

    Prerequisites: FIN 320 with a D (1.0) or better; not CBE pre-major or undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA). Corequisite: FIN 321.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 433 - Problems in Business Finance (3)


    Group problems and case studies relating to estimation of funds requirements, long-term financial planning, evaluation of cash flows, financing acquisitions and mergers, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Team-building, leadership and computer-assisted presentation skills. Not applicable for graduate degree credit.

    Prerequisite: FIN 321 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 435 - Capital Markets and Fixed Income Analysis (3)


    Fixed income markets, including the price dynamics and risk profiles of various fixed-income securities, derivatives, yields, duration, credit analysis of bonds, portfolio management strategies, calculating performance and identifying factors driving fixed-income returns.

    Prerequisites: FIN 320or FIN 517, not CBE pre-major or undecided/undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing and not pre-MBA. Corequisite: FIN 340, FIN 342or FIN 541.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 440 - Business Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions (3)


    Valuation, especially for mergers and acquisitions. Valuation methods and their application in mergers and acquisitions. May not receive credit for both FIN 440 and FIN 540.

    Prerequisites: FIN 321, not CBE pre-major or undeclared major; or FIN 517, CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
  • FIN 442 - Advanced Investment Analysis (3)


    Apply economics, accounting and finance concepts to prepare for an investment career. How macroeconomic factors affect financial markets. Develop cash flow models and evidence-based stock recommendations. Bond yields, credit risk and valuation. Prepare reports using Excel and Bloomberg/Factset. Titan Capital Management students only.

    Prerequisites: FIN 340 , ISDS 361A ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • FIN 443 - Advanced Investment Analysis II (3)


    Advanced investment management. Links between macroeconomic events and financial market risk/return dynamics. Adapt stock and bond portfolios to changing market conditions. Master performance attribution techniques to evaluate investment decisions. Access market information and analytical tools using Bloomberg/Factset platforms.

    Prerequisite: FIN 442  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • FIN 444 - Options and Futures (3)


    Put and call options, option pricing theory and models. Financial futures pricing, hedging strategies and models. Institutional characteristics of futures trading. Options and futures on stock indices. Options on futures, theoretical relationship between options and futures.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 451 - Real Estate Practice (3)


    Professional aspects of real estate business, overview of the real estate industry, ethics, licensing, contracts, forms, disclosure documents, listing properties, handling offers, closing sales transactions; financing, escrow, title and taxation issues; and 1031 exchanges requirements for investment property.

    Prerequisite: FIN 351  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 452 - Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3)


    Overview of early to modern legal principals and how they apply to real estate transactions ownership, title, escrow, brokerage, contracts, financing, landlord/tenant issues and government regulation.

    Prerequisite: FIN 351  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 454 - Real Estate Economics (3)


    Factors and influences of urban growth and development. Economic factors and real estate supply and demand. Location theory and urban growth patterns. Public policy as a factor in real estate development. Analysis of real estate markets.

    Prerequisite: FIN 351 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 461 - Business Property and Liability Risk Management (3)


    Duties and functions of a corporate risk manager, the major commercial property liability lines, including business income, general liability, commercial auto workers compensation, business owner insurance and operation of property liability insurers.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 with a D (1.0) or better; not CBE pre-major or undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 462 - Life and Health Insurance (3)


    Analyze various types of life annuity and health insurance contracts, major employee benefit plans adopted by corporations, and the organization and management of life and health insurance companies.

    Prerequisite: FIN 320 with a D (1.0) or better; not CBE pre-major or undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 463 - Professional Ethics, Corporate Compliance and Regulation (3)


    How organizations can best assess and manage their exposure to legal, regulatory and ethical issues through corporate compliance programs.

    Prerequisites: FIN 320, MGMT 246, not CBE pre-major or undecided/undeclared major; or CBE graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 464 - Insurance Marketing and Distribution Strategies (3)


    Practices and procedures involved in insurance marketing and distribution. Analyzes insurance marketing environment, marketing strategies and product promotion; introduction to insurance distribution channels and sales force management.

    Prerequisites: D or better in FIN 320 or MKTG 351 and students may not be a CBE Premajor or Undecided/undeclared major; Or must be CBE Graduate student (not Pre-MBA)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FIN 495 - Internship (3)


    A supervised experience where financial principles or methods are applied in a fieldwork setting. Mandatory class meetings for students to discuss their experience and integrate financial practice. Sections for other concentrations within the department will include application of relevant principles. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: FIN 320 , 2.5 GPA; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • FIN 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Open to undergraduate students desiring to pursue directed independent inquiry. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Not open to students on academic probation. Requires consent of department chair.

    Prerequisites:FIN 321 , FIN 340 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • FIN 517 - Managerial Finance (3)


    Modern theory and practice of financial management. Net present value and the time value of money. Basic principles of risk and return. Capital budgeting and forecasting. Capital structure and dividend theory. Firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective.

    Prerequisites: ACCT 510; CBE graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 523 - Seminar in Corporate Financial Management (3)


    Analyze financial decision-making process through case studies and seminar presentations. Current financial theory and models. International applications.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 , not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 525 - Corporate Governance (3)


    Fundamental concepts of corporate governance. Topics include the definition of corporation, roles and responsibilities of shareholders, directors and managers, and strategies to structure the interactions of these parties to help minimize agency costs.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 ; not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 528 - Seminar in Financial Economics (3)


    Valuation or corporate liabilities and other securities. Economic decision-making under uncertainty and asset pricing theories are analyzed rigorously. Other topics may include optimal capital structure, the market for corporate control, or macroeconomics aspects of finance. (FIN 528 and ECON 528 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 , ECON 440  for Economics M.A. students; ECON 515  or ECON 521 , and ISDS 361A  or ISDS 513  for MBA students.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 533 - Seminar in Financial Administration (3)


    Optimal financing and asset administration; advanced techniques of capital budgeting; application of analytical methods to the administration of the finance function of the business firm.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517, classified CBE standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 537 - Sem R E Invest (3)


    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 540 - Seminar in Business Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions (3)


    Issues and techniques related to business valuation and mergers and acquisitions. May not receive credit for both FIN 440 and FIN 540.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 541 - Seminar in Investment Management (3)


    Problems of investment and portfolio management; concepts of risk evaluation and investment criteria; analysis of interest rate movements; investment valuation and timing; regulation and administrative problems of the industry. May not receive credit for both FIN 442 and FIN 541.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 ; not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 542 - Seminar in Financial Engineering (3)


    Theoretical basis of certain financial models, including binomial tree models and risk-neutral valuation in discrete time, Brownian motion and risk-neutral valuation in continuous time, Black-Scholes option pricing models and various interest rate models.

    Prerequisite: FIN 444 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 543 - Entrepreneurial Finance (3)


    Financing a new/small firm, including forecasting the firm’s investment needs, raising short-term funding and banking relationships, managing working capital, making fixed asset investments and managing risk.

    Prerequisite: FIN 517 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 551 - Seminar in Real Estate Investment (3)


    Problems of real estate investment; concepts of evaluation and investment criteria; analysis of real property values; real estate development and financing. Case studies.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 ; not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 560 - Corporate Risk Management and Insurance Seminar (3)


    Managing risks that confront firms; how they are managed with diversification, capital structure, loss control, corporate governance, and how they are financed with commercial insurance contracts; analyzes market and instruments created to enable corporations to manage downside risks.

    Prerequisite: FIN 517 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 561 - Financial Risk Management Seminar (3)


    Financial risk management from an institutional, regulatory and modeling perspective. Market and credit risk. Modeling, simulation and estimating risk techniques. Value at Risk and expected shortfall. Risk regulations, including Bael I and II, Solvency II. Case studies.

    Prerequisite: FIN 444 , FIN 517 ; or student in MS FERM program.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 562 - Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) (3)


    ERM framework with the integration of pure, financial, strategic and operational risks. Discusses seven building blocks for developing an ERM program. Legal and regulatory environment, technical tools and future prediction on ERM.

    Prerequisite: FIN 517 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 570 - Seminar in International Financial Management (3)


    Financial problems of the multinational firm. International financing instruments, capital investment decisions and constraints on the profitability of multinational businesses.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 ; not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FIN 597 - Project (3)


    Directed independent inquiry. Not open to students on academic probation. May be repeated once for credit. Requires consent of instructor, approval by Department Chair.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517 ; classified CBE status.

    Graduate-level

  
  • FIN 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Not open to students on academic probation. Requires consent of instructor, approval by department chair and associate dean.

    Prerequisites: FIN 517; CBE graduate (not pre-MBA) standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

French

Courses are designated FREN in the class schedule.

  
  • FREN 101 - Fundamental French-A (3)


    Introduces essentials of the French language: fundamental vocabulary and grammatical structures. Conversational and reading/writing skills are equally stressed, and relevant cultural aspects are considered. Conducted in French.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FREN 102 - Fundamental French-B (3)


    Continuation of systematic introduction of fundamental vocabulary and grammatical structures. Maintains equal emphasis on speaking and reading/writing skills, along with the study of French culture. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FREN 203 - Intermediate French-A (3)


    Intensive practice in conversation and composition involving intermediate-level use of language and further exploration of French culture. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 204 - Intermediate French-B (3)


    Intensive review of grammatical structures; develop mastery of conversational and compositional skills at the intermediate level. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 203 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 300 - Advanced Oral Expression and Phonetics (3)


    Developing oral control of the language through discussions, oral presentations, dialogues/ debate and further study of phonetics. Vocabulary development in areas of student concerns. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 307 - Advanced Composition and Grammar (3)


    Helps achieve advanced levels of oral and written expression. Literary materials provide a basis for discussions, systematic study of complex modes of expression and thoughtful compositions. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 308 - Advanced Composition and Grammar (3) (3)


    Helps achieve advanced levels of oral and written expression. Literary materials provide a basis for discussions, systematic study of complex modes of expression and thoughtful compositions. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 310 - French in the Professional World (3)


    Working knowledge of spoken and written professional language usage in the French-speaking world. Cultural and sociological contexts of professional interaction. Use of appropriate current periodicals and electronic resources. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 311 - French for International Business (3)


    Provides experience in reading comprehension and analyzing materials dealing with economic and political realities of international trade in the French-speaking world. Use of appropriate current periodicals and electronic resources. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 315 - Origins of Modern France (3)


    Social, intellectual and artistic origins of French civilization. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 325 - Contemporary French Civilization (3)


    Contemporary French culture organized along the lines of economics, geography, political life, social and artistic institutions. Current events are illustrated by recent documents (TV news, internet, videos, articles, films) and activities, including group presentations and debates. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 375 - Explorations in Literature (3)


    Promotes deeper understanding and appreciation of French literary texts. Each genre (narrative, dramatic, poetic) introduces great writers. In-depth study of selected works initiates students to critical modes of reading and tools for literary analysis. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FREN 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 407 - French Film (3)


    Developing art of the French film, with special emphasis on the many roles of language. Montage, visual/verbal meaning, literary/cinematic narrative, non-realistic language, read language, non-narrative continuity. Conducted in English.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 408 - Advanced Writing: French Syntax and Morphology (3)


    Mastery of forms and structure of the French language. Analysis and guided composition of various styles of discourse. Mood, sequence of tenses, voice, aspects and nuances of meaning. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 409 - Techniques of French-English Translation (3)


    Overview of theories of translation; examines several types and examples of translation (technical to literary). Actual translation from English to French and French to English.

    Prerequisite: FREN 307  

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 435T - Topics in French/Francophone Culture (3)


    Different texts (cinema, the media, internet, literature, art) centered around cultural topics (e.g., City and Country, The Outsider). Tools to understand French-speaking culture(s), from recent social issues to classic art and literature. Course may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 units. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FREN 466 - Introduction to French Linguistics (3)


    Analytical procedures of general linguistics applied to French. Structural contrasts between French and English. Applying linguistic analysis to teaching modern foreign languages. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 470 - French Literature & Power (3)


    Socio-political dimensions of French literature throughout its history. Expressions of alliance with, or resistance to, the established political order, from the medieval epic through 20th century literary texts. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 471 - Literature and the Human Psyche (3)


    Psychological explorations in French literature - from the Renaissance through the 20th century - through texts, which provide insights into the human psyche and shape our notion of the self at different moments of French cultural history. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 472 - Philosophical Exploration in Literature (3)


    Philosophical dimensions of French literature throughout its history. Interrogations about the human condition, and the role and place of human consciousness in the universe will be guiding theme in texts ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • FREN 485 - Senior Seminar in French Studies (3)


    Students analyze and synthesize, debate and evaluate their own and other students’ individualized research projects on social, literary, linguistic, cultural and/or philosophical issues related to the French-speaking world. Conducted in French.

    Prerequisites: FREN 204 ; 3 units of upper-division coursework in French.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • FREN 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Supervised projects in French language, linguistics, culture, or literature. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

First Year Experience

Courses are designated as UNIV in the class schedule.

  
  • UNIV 100 - Foundations for College Success and Lifelong Learning (3)


    Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed as an undergraduate student; builds a foundation for life-long learning and creates self-meaning in a global society. Designed for exploring majors, with a focus on longitudinal learning, self-validation and social integration.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • UNIV 115 - Optimizing the Student-Athlete Experience (1)


    Effectively locate and utilize institutional resources available to student-athletes, in an effort to aid in facilitation of academic, personal, career and athletic development.

    Prerequisite: Athletics student.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • UNIV 397 - The Peer Mentoring Experience (1-3)


    Knowledge and skills to be an effective peer mentor to first-year undergraduates. Mentoring experience through service learning in UNIV 100.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • UNIV 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Independent research or applied project, under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken for credit for a maximum of nine units. Requires consent of instructor and approved learning plan.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

General Engineering

Courses are designated as EGGN in the class schedule.

  
  • EGGN 100 - Introduction to Engineering (3)


    Introduction to engineering disciplines and their sub-fields, basic tools used in engineering practice, hands-on engineering projects.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • EGGN 122 - Early Research Experiences in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (3)


    Introduction to biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Basic industry and research problems in biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Cross-disciplinary team-based, hands-on biomedical engineering projects. Team research project presentations.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • EGGN 205 - Digital Computation (3)


    Computers and their numerical applications. Programming languages, MathCAD, spreadsheet, digital computation methods in statistics and solving algebraic equations. Applications of general purpose software for engineering analysis. (EGME 205 and EGGN 205 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: MATH 150A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • EGGN 308 - Engineering Analysis (3)


    Fundamentals and engineering applications of Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, complex analysis, vector analysis; engineering applications. (EGCE 308, EGEE 308, EGGN 308 and EGME 308 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: PHYS 226 , MATH 250B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • EGGN 340 - Energy: Technology, Security and the Future (3)


    The interface between technology and policy involved in the generation, transmission, distribution, utilization, storage and conservation of electrical energy. Constraints imposed by technology, environment, culture, politics, sentiments, ignorance, system failures and power system security. Requires computer literacy.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Categories A.2 and B.4; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • EGGN 403 - Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3)


    Use of numerical methods and digital computers in the solution of algebraic, transcendental, simultaneous, ordinary and partial differential equations.

    Prerequisites: MATH 250B , EGGN 205 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • EGGN 465A - New Venture Creation and Funding (3)


    How to develop and test product and service concepts for new ventures, set business strategy, design operating systems develop financial forecasts, and comply with related laws and regulations. New venture student teams prepare business plans and make funding presentations. (MGMT 465A and EGGN 465A are the same course).

    Prerequisites: FIN 320, MGMT 340, MKTG 351 for CBE undergraduates and Physics-Business majors; BUAD 210 for all other undergraduates; or graduate standing (not pre-MBA). Corequisite: EGCE 401/EGCP 401/EGEE 401/EGME 401 for Engineering undergraduates.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • EGGN 465B - New Venture Launch (3)


    Student teams will launch new ventures. New ventures may be startup businesses or new profit centers within existing businesses. Prepare a final report and oral presentation on the venture’s progress. (MGMT 465B and EGGN 465B are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: MGMT 465A; or CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA).

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • EGGN 495 - Professional Practice (1-3)


    Professional engineering work in industry or government. Written report required. May be taken for credit for a maximum of three units. Applicable towards bachelor’s degree programs. Not for credit in the graduate program.

    Prerequisites: Engineering major; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit


Geography

Courses are designated as GEOG in the class schedule.

  
  • GEOG 100 - Global Geography (3)


    Introduction to world’s geographical regions. Cultural patterns and their evolution in diverse physical environments.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 110 - Intro to Natural Environment (3)


    Introduction to the major components of the physical environment, including landforms, climate, natural vegetation and soils.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 110L - Introduction to the Natural Environment: Laboratory (1)


    Observations, experiments and demonstrations designed to familiarize students with techniques utilized by physical geographers. Topics include weather and climate, vegetation, and landforms.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 110 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 120 - Global Environmental Problems (3)


    Geographical analysis of the Earth’s principal environmental problems. Population growth, agriculture and pesticides, climate change, forestry and fishing, energy, endangered species, and appropriate development.

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category B.1 or B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 160 - Human Geography (3)


    Introduction to Human Geography. Understanding the regional distribution of language, religion, population, migration and settlement patterns, political organization, technology, methods of livelihood over the earth.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 180 - Digital Earth: Introduction to Geospatial Technologies (3)


    Introduction to geospatial technologies, including, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing. Web mapping and location-based services.

    Prerequisite: 3 units minimum from G.E. Categories B.1-B.4.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 220 - Introduction to Gender and Social Space (3)


    Introduction to the study of gender within the history of geography as a social science. Concepts such as the social construction of gender and space and how these concepts vary in different geographical regions. (WGST 220 and GEOG 220 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 281 - Map Making with Geographic Information Systems (3)


    Principles and practice of effective map making using computerized geographic information systems technology. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • GEOG 283 - Introduction to Spatial Data (3)


    Introduction to the variety of evidence used in geographic analysis and the sources and techniques for acquiring geographic evidence.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 300B - Geographic Methods (3)


    Quantitative and qualitative methods used in geographic research, including statistical techniques such as descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, inferential statistics, correlation and regression, and qualitative methods such as interviews and surveys.

    Prerequisites: GEOG 400A ; junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 311 - Weather and Climate (3)


    Atmospheric elements and controls, fronts, severe weather and climatic classification systems.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 110 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 312 - Geomorphology (3)


    Landforms and the processes responsible for their evolution.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 110 , GEOL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 313 - Natural Vegetation (3)


    Geography of the globe’s natural vegetation associations. Role of plate tectonics, climate, soils, fire and humans as agents of landscape-level vegetation change.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 321 - Nature and Society (3)


    Interface between human systems and natural systems. Various factors affecting human interaction with the earth, including environmental ethics, public policy and technology.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • GEOG 328 - Global Change and Environmental Systems (3)


    Introduction to the Earth’s environment in the context of global change. Interdisciplinary discussion of the nature, causes and consequences of both the natural and human aspects of global environmental change.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Categories B.4 and B.1 or B.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
 

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