May 16, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Courses are designated as CHEM in the class schedule.

  
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    CHEM 411G - Instrumental Analysis - Mass spectrometry (1)


    Conventional magnetic sector, quadruple, Fourier transform, tandem, and time-of-flight; hyphenated techniques including gas chromatography (GC-MS), liquid chromatography (LC-MS). Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units of CHEM 411 courses. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks)

    Prerequisites: CHEM 315 , CHEM 316 ; all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 421 - Biological Chemistry (3)


    Biochemistry designed for biology majors and pre-health profession careers. Major areas of biochemistry, including intermediary metabolism and compounds of biochemical interest. Applying biochemistry and the biochemical foundation of health science.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B   with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 422 - General Biochemistry Laboratory (2)


    Chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins; techniques of enzyme isolation and characterization; DNA isolation and manipulation; research methods. (6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: CHEM 302  or CHEM 306A  and CHEM 316  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing. Corequisite: CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 423A - General Biochemistry (3)


    For biochemistry majors. Structural chemistry and function of biomolecules, bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing. Corequisite: CHEM 315 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 423B - General Biochemistry (3)


    For biochemistry majors; structural chemistry and function of biomolecules, central and secondary metabolism; photosynthesis; nucleic acid biochemistry.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 425 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)


    Bonding, structure and reactivity of transition and lanthanide elements. Molecular orbital and ligand field theory, classical metal complexes and organometallic chemistry of the transition elements.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 325  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 429 - Medicinal Chemistry (3)


    Concepts and practices of modern medicinal chemistry focusing on drug discovery, design, and development. Case studies on successful drugs.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 430 - Bioorganic Chemistry (3)


    The interface of biology and organic chemistry, focusing on biological processes.Study chemical reactions and mechanisms to understand how nature creates complex molecules with specific biological roles.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 431 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)


    Theoretical and physical aspects of organic chemistry. Modern concepts of structure, and reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 435 - Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (3)


    An in-depth examination of hazardous chemicals; organic and inorganic air- and moisture-sensitive compounds, reactive metals; chemical reactivity patterns; chemical compatibilities; storage and handling; methods of disposal and waste containment; Federal and local regulations; case histories.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 436 - Atmospheric Chemistry (3)


    Chemistry and photochemistry of the troposphere and stratosphere, both natural and polluted. Includes fundamental reaction kinetics and mechanisms, monitoring techniques, smog chamber, field and modeling studies.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 438 - Environmental Biochemistry (3)


    Effects of current agricultural, industrial and mechanical practices on the composition, metabolism and health of soil, plants, animals and man, from a biochemical perspective; mechanism of action and degradation of common agricultural chemicals and industrial pollutants.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 439 - Green Chemistry (3)


    Introduction to the principles of green chemistry. The role of chemists in developing the knowledge and tools for society to meet the basic needs for energy, clean water, and food and to protect human health and the environment.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B with a C (2.0) or better; junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 445 - Nutritional Biochemistry (3)


    Nutrition, metabolism and excretion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, major minerals and trace elements from a biochemical perspective. Relevant variations in dietary practices related to life stages and specific illnesses.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 467 - Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory (3)


    Introduction to medical chemistry research, focusing on organic synthesis, enzymatic assays and molecular modeling to discover novel therapeutic agents.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 429  with a C (2.0) or better; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 472A - Advances in Biotechnology Lab (3)


    First semester explores biotechnology techniques for DNA cloning and analysis: restriction enzyme action, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis by computer, plasmid cloning, genomic library production and screening, and DNA probe hybridization. (1 hour lecture/discussion, 6 hours laboratory) (BIOL 472A and CHEM 472A are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 302 ; BIOL 309 , CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing. Corequisite: BIOL 412 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 472B - Advances in Biotechnology Laboratory (3)


    Second semester exploring biotechnology techniques for gene product analysis: DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, predicting amino acid changes, protein overproduction, enzyme function assays, protein identification/preparation by gel techniques, immunoblotting. (1 hour discussion, 6 hours laboratory) (CHEM 472B and BIOL 472B are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 473 - Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)


    A research-based, problem-solving experience using the tools and algorithms of molecular and computational biology to analyze genetic and protein sequences retrieved from appropriate databases. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours computer laboratory) (BIOL 473 and CHEM 473 are the same course.) (BIOL 473 and CHEM 473 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 309 , BIOL 303 , BIOL 325  or CHEM 423A  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 480A - Topics in Contemporary Chemistry (1)


    Research seminar dealing with topics of current interest in chemistry, such as photochemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Credit/no credit only. Not applicable toward master’s degree. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units.

    Corequisite: CHEM 295 , CHEM 395 , CHEM 495 , CHEM 499 , CHEM 598  or CHEM 599 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 480M - MARC Proseminar (1)


    Intended to increase the contact of MARC Fellows with minority scientists of national repute who will present seminars. Fellows will read and discuss relevant primary literature, attend the seminars, and meet with speakers before and after the seminars. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Requires selection as a MARC Fellow. (BIOL 480M, CHEM 480M and PSYC 480M are the same course.)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 480S - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars Proseminar (1)


    Hands-on training and experience in practices required to become a biomedical research scientist and entering doctoral programs; includes familiarity with the scientific literature and interactions with visiting scientists. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units. Selection as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Scholar is required. (CHEM 480S and BIOL 480S are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 480T - Topics in Contemporary Chemistry (1-3)


    Special lecture topics of current interest in chemistry. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 units. (1 hour lecture per unit)

    Prerequisite: junior, senior or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 490 - Internship in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1-3)


    Internship in chemistry. Work on projects in industrial, governmental or medical laboratories. May count as career breadth requirement units for chemistry majors or substituted for CHEM 495, with permission. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. Does not count toward M.S. degree.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 301B , CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 492 - Sustainability Projects (3)


    Interdisciplinary teams work on real world problems related to sustainability on campus or in the community. (ENST 492 and CHEM 492 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category B.5, C.4 or D.3.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHEM 495 - Senior Research (1-3)


    Methods of chemical research through a research project under the supervision of a department faculty. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Only 6 units may apply toward B.A. or B.S. degree. (6 hours per week per unit)

    Prerequisites: CHEM 301B , CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 498 - Senior Thesis (1-3)


    Thesis committee must approve research plan at least two semesters prior to enrollment in this course. Requires preparation, presentation and defense of a formal thesis. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. (BIOL 498 and CHEM 498 are the same course.)

    Corequisite: BIOL 499L  or CHEM 495 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Special topics in chemistry selected in consultation with the instructor and approval of department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Only six units may apply toward B.A. or B.S. degree. In some cases, CHEM 499 can be substituted for CHEM 495 to meet degree requirements.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 301B , CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 500 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry (2)


    Introduction to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program. Principles and procedures of scholarly research, scientific communication and professional development.

    Prerequisite: Chemistry graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 505A - Seminar (Participation) (1)


    Attend department seminars and gain practical skills on how to deliver an oral presentation. How to organize, evaluate and present scientific information in a professional manner. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 505B - Seminar (Presentation) (1)


    Student presentation of recent contributions to the chemical literature. May not be repeated for credit. (1 hour seminar)

    Prerequisites: CHEM 505A  with a B (3.0) or better.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 511 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3)


    Theory, application and limitations of advanced analytical topics; including separations, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and contemporary methods. .

    Prerequisite: CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 512 - Advanced Instrumentation (3)


    Spectroscopic instrumentation components and systems. Includes laser spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, chemical sensor, process control, surface science, and microscopy methods; vacuum technology, optics, electro-optics, and electronics components; design and repair of instrumentation.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 315  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 531 - Organic Reactions and Mechanisms (3)


    Advanced principles that govern chemical reactivity in organic chemistry, including free radical chemistry, photochemistry, transition-metal catalyzed and electrophilic substitution reactions, as well as the reactive intermediates involved in these reactions.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 535 - Organic Synthesis (3)


    Methods of synthetic organic chemistry and their application to construction of organic molecules.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 301B  with a B (3.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 537 - Organic Spectroscopy (3)


    Theory and use of infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as methods for the identification of organic compounds.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 301B ; CHEM 302  or CHEM 306B ; all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 541 - Protein Biochemistry (3)


    Protein isolation strategies and techniques; chemical/physical characterization and modeling; functional characterization (kinetics, binding, chemical modification); molecular biology, including protein expression and engineering.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 423A , CHEM 423B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 542 - Nucleic Acid Chemistry (3)


    Biochemistry of nucleic acids in living systems at the molecular level. Advances and techniques used in nucleic acid research and biotechnology. Strong emphasis on critical reading, analysis and presentation of primary literature.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 423A , CHEM 423B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 543 - Physical Biochemistry (3)


    Methods for measuring physical properties of proteins and nucleic acids. Thermodynamic and hydrodynamic aspects.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 361A  or CHEM 371A ; CHEM 361B  or CHEM 371B ; CHEM 421  or CHEM 423A ; CHEM 423B ; all with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 546 - Metabolism and Catalysis (3)


    Regulation of biosynthetic and degradative reactions in living systems. The control of enzyme activity and concentration. Mechanisms of hormone action.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 423A , CHEM 423B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 551 - Quantum Chemistry (3)


    Postulates and theories of approximation methods in quantum chemistry, the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, group theory and applications.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 371A , CHEM 371B  with a C or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 552 - Kinetics and Spectroscopy (3)


    Kinetics and spectroscopy of chemical and biochemical systems in the gas phase, in the liquid phase, and on surfaces.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 361B  or CHEM 371B  with a C (2.0) or better; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHEM 597 - Project (1-6)


    Guidance in preparing a project for the master’s degree. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires an officially appointed project committee and consent of the department chair.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 598 - Thesis (1-6)


    Guidance in preparing a thesis for the master’s degree. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires an officially appointed thesis committee.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHEM 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-6)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

    Prerequisite: Chemistry graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Chicana and Chicano Studies

Courses are designated as CHIC in the class schedule.

  
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    CHIC 101 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)


    Perspectives through which people of color have come to see themselves in terms of their own heroes, cultures and contributions to the societies in which they live and the world in general. (AFAM 101, ASAM 101, and CHIC 101 are the same course)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 102 - Communication Skills (3)


    Basic communication skills, including oral and written expression. A unit on the mechanics of writing and reporting on a term paper is included as part of the course.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 105 - Introduction to U.S.-Central American Studies (3)


    Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of U.S.-Central American Studies. Racial, cultural, social, spiritual and political analysis ofBlack, Indigenous and Mestiza/o Central Americans and their migratory movements, cultural dynamics of diaspora, dislocation and memory in the U.S. (CHIC 105 and LTAM 105 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 106 - Introduction to Chicano Studies (3)


    Role of the Chicano in the U.S. The Chicano’s cultural values, social organization, urbanization patterns, and the problems in the area of education, politics and legislation.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)


    Survey of American history from prehistoric times (before 1492) to the present with special emphasis on the role of race and ethnicity. Credit will not be given for both HIST 180 and 190. (HIST 190, AFAM 190, ASAM 190 and CHIC 190 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
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    CHIC 201 - Chicana and Chicano Environmentalisms (3)


    Relationships between Chicanx/Latinx communities and environments and ecologies as represented in art, film, literature, oral histories, photography and other forms of cultural production. How Chicanx/Latinx cultural production contributes to understandings about environmentalisms and ecologies.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 220 - Chicana/o Identities (3)


    Chicana/o identities, from their indigenous beginnings to the present, through categories of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin and class; surveying interdisciplinary, social scientific, historical and literary sources.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 250 - Introduction to Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. (3)


    Introducing multi-ethnic literatures of the U. S., the course considers texts within their cultural, historical, and socio-political contexts. Relates multi-ethnic literature to the creative and performing arts. Themes covered may include diaspora, migration, memory, history, citizenship, and/or ethnic identities. (CHIC 250, AFAM 250, ASAM 250 and ENGL 250 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 302 - Ancient Mexican Culture (3)


    Historical and cultural survey of the principal pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico and their significance to Mexican society.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 303 - Chicano/Mexican Cultures (3)


    Methodology for studying and analyzing the cultural background of Mexican and Chicana/o populations in order to understand current traditions, practices, beliefs and ideologies. Syncretism, colonialism, modernization, urbanization, migration and resistance.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 304 - Music of Mexico (3)


    Historical survey of folk, popular and art music traditions of Mexico and music in Mexican American/Chicano society; pre-Cortesian and contemporary indigenous musical practices; relationship of music to Mexican history and culture. Listening, reading and written work. Intended for non-music majors. May be used as a music-major elective. (MUS 304 and CHIC 304 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 305 - Chicana/o Families (3)


    The Chicana/o family’s development as an American social institution focusing on cross-cultural, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 306 - Barrio Studies (3)


    How Latina/o and Mexican-origin communities develop in urban areas and the role of collective action in the community. Requires service learning.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 307 - Research and Writing in Ethnic Studies (3)


    Introduction to research and writing in ethnic studies. Issues of research in ethnic studies (e.g., quantitative v. qualitative analysis, reliability/validity) and specific methods of research (e.g., archives, interviews, oral history). Extensive writing. A C (2.0) or better is required to satisfy the upper-division writing requirement. (ASAM 307, AFAM 307 and CHIC 307 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 313 - La Chicana (3)


    Cultural influences that the family, religion, economic status and community play upon the lifestyles, values and roles held by Chicanas. (CHIC 313 and WGST 313 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 315 - Chicano/Latino Theatre (3)


    Contemporary Chicano/Latino theater in relation to its historical evolution. Plays, playwrights and theater groups expressing the Chicano/Latino experience. Extensive play reading. (CHIC 315 and THTR 315 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 316 - The Chicano Music Experience (3)


    Mexican folk and popular music and its relationship to the culture of Mexico. Pre-Cortesian period to the present in Mexico and Southwestern United States.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 321 - Latina/o Intercultural Communication (3)


    Explores the intersection of communication and the Latina/o community, including cultural identity or what it means to be Hispanic. Communication between Latinas/os and other cultures are examined from historical, contemporary, political contexts, among a variety of other settings. Requires consent of instructor. (HCOM 321 and CHIC 321 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or HCOM 102  or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 325 - Chicana and Chicano Education (3)


    Overview of the educational plight of Chicanas/os in the American school system from an interdisciplinary perspective. Addresses educational inequality and social justice phenomenon using various concepts, theories and methodologies.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 326 - Undocumented Youth in Education (3)


    Experiences of undocumented youth in pre-K to college, exploring and analyzing literacy instruction in order to properly serve this student population in schools and universities. Service-learning component.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 330 - The Evolution of Mexican Literature (3)


    Survey and analysis of the Nahautl, Mexican and Chicano literature from pre-Columbian period to present.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 331 - The Chicano Child (3)


    The Chicano child from preschool through grade six. Emphasizes motor, physical, social, intellectual, emotional growth and development and their effect on school adjustment and achievement. Field observation of preschool and grade school children required.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 332 - The Chicano Adolescent (3)


    The Chicano adolescent’s social, intellectual and emotional growth and development. Bicultural pressures from the barrio, family structure, school and achievement values.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 333 - Mexican Literature Since 1940 (3)


    Literature of Mexico since 1940: Carlos Fuentes, Rodolfo Usigli, Xavier Villarrutia, Juan Jose Arreola, Octavio Paz, Laura Esquivel and Juan Rulfo. Other contemporary authors may be included.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 336 - Latin American Literature (3)


    Major periods and texts in Latin American literature. The transnational context of Latin American literature; reading major works (in English translation) by writers from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Latina/o U.S.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 337 - Contemporary Chicana/o Literature (3)


    Chicana and Chicano literature from the 1960s to the present. Considers texts within their cultural, historical, social and political contexts. Relates Chicana/o literature to contemporary U.S. Latina/o writing and to the creative and performing arts.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 338 - Barrios and Health (3)


    Links between urban environments and health. How community development and the grassroots help shape health in barrios. Requires service learning with non-profit organizations. (CHIC 338 and PUBH 338 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 340 - Mexican/Chicano Intellectual Thought (3)


    Emergence of the Chicano movement dealing with political, economic and sociological facets. Writings of Nahautl, Spanish, Spanish-American, Chicano and contemporary writers.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 345 - History of the Chicano (3)


    History of the Chicano from the pre-Columbian period to the present. The Chicanos’ changing role in the United States, their cultural identity crisis and their achievements.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 350 - Mexican Life and Culture (3)


    Introduction to Mexican culture and civilization. Contemporary Mexican society with focus on social, political, environmental, cultural and historical issues. Requires travel to La Paz, Baja California, Mexico and will only be offered in summer or intercession. Letter grade or Credit/No Credit. (LTAM 350 and CHIC 350 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 353 - Mexico Since 1906 (3)


    Mexican Revolution of 1910, stressing the political, economic and social aspects, as well as its contributions in the fields of art, literature and social reforms.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 367 - Religion in Latino/a Life (3)


    National and international expressions of Latino/a religiosity - from popular religion to Marian devotion to curanderismo - through film, historical documents, poetry, theology, art, sociology and ethnic studies. (RLST 367 and CHIC 367 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 369 - Border Cinema (3)


    Examines representations of the U.S.-Mexico border in Mexican and U.S. films from the Mexican Revolution era to the present, as well as border theories in international films and scholarship. (CHIC 369 and CTVA 369 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CHIC 450 - Seminar in Contemporary Chicana/o Issues (3)


    Study of selected contemporary research topics in Chicana/o Studies aimed at gaining an in-depth knowledge of a particular analytical, theoretical, and/or methodological approach.

    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 459 - Art History of the Ancient Americas (3)


    History of the art and architecture of select civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica and South America. (ART 459 and CHIC 459 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 460 - The Chicano and Politics (3)


    Theory of urban politics and evaluation of issues that affect the Chicanos and American society. Evaluations and surveys will be made on political organizations in Hispanic-surnamed communities. (CHIC 460 and POSC 460 are the same course.)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 462 - Latin American Art History: 1400 - Present (3)


    History of art and architecture of select regions and nations of Latin America, from Contact to present. Major monuments and art movements. (ART 462 and CHIC 462 are the same course)

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 471 - Obesity, Policy and Hispanic Communities (3)


    Structural approach to understanding obesity in immigrant Hispanic communities. Lectures and activities emphasize role of federal and local health/nutrition policy and the built environment on obesity in immigrant Hispanic communities. (PUBH 471 and CHIC 471 are the same course)

    Prerequisites: PUBH 350 ; PUBH 320  or Health Science, Pre-Health Professions or Food Studies minor; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 477C - American Immigration History (3)


    History of American immigration in a global context. Changes and continuities in the political, cultural, and economic contexts that generated the movement of diverse peoples and structured their experiences of integration within the U.S. (HIST 477C, AFAM 477C, ASAM 477C and CHIC 477C are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.2, POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 480 - Chicanas/os and Immigrants (3)


    Mexican- and Latino-origin immigration to the U.S. at key social structural levels.

    Prerequisite: junior, senior or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIC 496 - Student to Student Tutorial (1-3)


    Learning through teaching. Three hours of work per week expected for each semester unit of credit and may include: tutorial preparations; consulting with instructors; reporting, analyzing and evaluating tutorial experiences. Requires independent research project on topic related to tutoring area.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHIC 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Opportunity to study independently under the guidance of the faculty on a subject of special interest and approved by instructor. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Requires approval by the department chair and instructor(s) in charge of directing the study.

    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CHIC 500 - Chicana/Chicano Studies Paradigms and Traditions (3)


    Interdisciplinary approaches, methods and theories used in the study of Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino populations and related topics.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CHIC 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Individual library research or empirical project, with conferences with instructor as necessary, culminating in one or more papers. May be repeated for credit. Requires permission from instructor.

    Graduate-level


Chinese

Courses are designated CHIN in the class schedule.

  
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    CHIN 101 - Fundamental Chinese-A (3)


    For non-native Chinese speakers. Develop listening and reading comprehension and speaking. Introduces writing and develops cultural awareness to communicate on a basic level. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 102 - Fundamental Chinese-B (3)


    For non-native speakers of Chinese. Continue developing listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing to communicate on a basic level. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 201 - Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-A (3)


    Expands oral competencies and develops reading and writing up to 800 characters. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: elementary high oral competency; able to read and write at least 500 characters.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 202 - Mandarin Chinese for Chinese Speakers-B (3)


    Expands oral competencies and develops reading and writing up to 1,200 characters. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: elementary high oral competency; able to read and write at least 800 characters.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 203 - Intermediate Chinese-A (3)


    Listening and reading comprehension, and oral and writing practice in Chinese based on cultural and literary materials, with further development in vocabulary and grammar. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 204 - Intermediate Chinese - B (3)


    Continued development of communicative competence in Mandarin Chinese with a focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Vocabulary building and developing grammatical accuracy. Conducted primarily in Chinese.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 203 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 299 - Directed Study (1-3)


    Supervised research projects in Chinese language, literature, culture, linguistics, or business, with consent of instructor and department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 300 - Chinese for Health and Human Services (3)


    Provides students in the health professions with skills necessary to effectively communicate in Chinese using terminology and culturally appropriate expressions specific to their field.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 204  or equivalent Chinese communicative competency.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 310 - Mandarin Chinese in the Business World (3)


    Working knowledge of oral and written Mandarin Chinese business language. Cultural, social and economic contexts of business procedures; business correspondence, conversation between business partners, and the language of advertising. Conducted in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: intermediate low competency in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin Chinese (testing may be required).

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 311 - Mandarin Chinese for International Business (3)


    Expands vocabulary, reading comprehension and oral and written analysis of materials dealing with cultural, social, economic and political realities in the Chinese-speaking business world. Overview of the Chinese economy, major trade relations and business practices. Conducted in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: intermediate middle competency in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin Chinese (testing may be required).

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 315 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)


    Social, intellectual and artistic heritage of Chinese civilization. Reading and discussion of characteristics of Chinese civilization while strengthening linguistic facility in Mandarin Chinese. Conducted in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: CHIN 202 ; intermediate high competency in reading, writing, and speaking Mandarin Chinese (testing may be required); completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 325 - Contemporary Chinese Culture (3)


    Reading and discussion to develop understanding of the social, political, economic and intellectual problems, trends and issues of present-day China while strengthening linguistic ability in Mandarin Chinese. Conducted in Chinese.

    Prerequisites: CHIN 202 ; intermediate high competency in reading, writing, and speaking Mandarin Chinese.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

 

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