Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Theatre

Courses are designated as THTR in the class schedule.

  
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    THTR 588B - Graduate Projects in Design and Technical Theatre (3)


    Theoretical projects and designs for productions prior to final projects. Faculty and student critiques. Tailored to individual student needs. Enrollment limited to M.F.A. students. May be repeated once for credit.

    Graduate-level

  
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    THTR 589 - Set Design, Practice and Craft (3)


    Use computer programs in digital design and advanced model-making techniques. Practices of and skills needed for related fields in the entertainment industry such as art direction and production design.

    Graduate-level

  
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    THTR 597 - Project (1-3)


    Development and presentation of a creative project beyond regularly offered coursework. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Student must complete course application form by the end of the seventh week of the semester preceding that in which the work is to be done. Requires consent of instructor, student’s graduate committee and department executive committee.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    THTR 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Research in theatre. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Requires consent of student’s graduate committee and instructor; application form with appropriate signatures must be on file in department office prior to registration.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Vietnamese

Courses are designated VIET in the class schedule.

  
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    VIET 101 - Fundamental Vietnamese - A (3)


    Develop listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and cultural awareness to communicate on a basic level, with a focus on oral expression. Introduction to Vietnamese customs, culture and civilization. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    VIET 102 - Fundamental Vietnamese - B (3)


    Continued development of listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and culture awareness to communicate on a basic level. Further study of Vietnamese customs, culture and civilization. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 201 - Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers-A (3)


    Intermediate course to develop communication through reading and writing, and to improve oral communication. Requires conversational proficiency.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 202 - Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers-B (3)


    Develop reading/writing skills. Study broad range of topics; write articles and letters, as well as essays and reports on cross-cultural topics.

    Prerequisite: advanced speaking competency.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 203 - Intermediate Vietnamese-A (3)


    Listening and reading comprehension, and oral and writing competence in Vietnamese involving intermediate level language based on cultural materials; further exploration of Vietnamese culture. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 204 - Intermediate Vietnamese - B (3)


    Continued development of communicative competency in Vietnamese, focusing on listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture at the intermediate level. Building vocabulary and developing grammatical accuracy. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 203 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 299 - Directed Study (1-3)


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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    VIET 310 - Vietnamese for Business (3)


    Improve oral and written Vietnamese communication skills in business settings, as well as foster their understanding of the cultural background of the Vietnamese business environment. Conducted in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 311 - Vietnamese for International Business (3)


    Develop competency needed for communication in various business settings, focusing on international business issues such as import, export, foreign investment, and marketing.

    Prerequisite: VIET 204 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 315 - Vietnamese Civilization (3)


    Chronological review of Vietnamese civilization from its earliest history to the 16th century, focusing on ideologies, institutions, literature, and arts. Conducted in Vietnamese

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 325 - Vietnamese Culture (3)


    Vietnamese culture since the 17th century to the present day. Ideologies, institutions, literature and arts. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 204  or equivalent Vietnamese language competency; completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 375 - Introduction to Vietnamese Literature (3)


    Introduction to Vietnamese literature throughout its history, focusing on prose and poetry. Develops understanding of Vietnamese literature and culture, and strengthens ability to analyze literary texts using various literary theories. Conducted in Vietnamese.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 385 - Advanced Vietnamese Cultural Communication (3)


    Exploration of topics and themes to broaden and deepen Vietnamese cultural awareness from a humanistic perspective, and development of critical, analytical and creative oral and writing competencies. Conducted in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 315 , completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 390 - Vietnamese Culture through Cinema and Literature (3)


    The development of modern Vietnamese culture and society, as well as multicultural analysis of global issues, through various media including subtitled films and literature (in translation). Conducted in English.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 395 - Vietnamese Literature and Arts (3)


    Interdisciplinary exploration of Vietnamese literature and arts through a wide variety of representations. Contextualized analysis of movements and genres within historical processes. Conducted in English.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 468 - Vietnamese Bilingualism and Language Contact (3)


    Topics related to Vietnamese-English bilingualism and language contact. Linguistic situation of Vietnamese and of the Vietnamese populations in Vietnam and the USA within psycholinguistic, grammatical, and sociolinguistic theoretical frames. Conducted primarily in Vietnamese.

    Prerequisite: VIET 315  and completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    VIET 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


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

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

Women and Gender Studies

Courses are designated as WGST in the class schedule.

  
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    WGST 100 - Introduction to Gender Studies in the Humanities (3)


    Gender representation in the humanities, using primary texts from around the world that shape global perspectives on the human condition. Rationality, the moral dimensions of individuals and communities, and the social construction of gender.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    WGST 105 - Introduction to Queer Studies (3)


    Introduces the field of Queer Studies by examining foundational theoretical texts, contemporary scholarship, and cultural productions that address questions concerning power, desire, sex, politics, bodies, nationalism, citizenship, transnationalism, and race.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 205 - Gender and Globalization (3)


    How globalization affects women’s lives through the distribution of wealth, knowledge and opportunity. Local and transnational responses to global processes and how activists can work within and between these movements. International in focus.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

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

  
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    WGST 302 - Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)


    Interdisciplinary introduction to women’s issues and research in relevant disciplines. (WGST 302 and PHIL 302 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: PHIL 100 , BIOL 101 , PSYC 101 , or SOCI 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    WGST 305 - Gender Frameworks: Introducing Intersectionality (3)


    Introduces students to intersectionality as a gender framework that contributes to our understanding of power, structures of domination, and gender. Class will examine its origins and how different women have used it to organize their social justice movements.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 306 - Indigenous Women (3)


    Female role in the societies of indigenous people in Africa and beyond. Labor divisions, leadership, political and social activities from a number of ethnic groups. Interrogates historical and contemporary issues as they affect indigenous women. (AFAM 306 and WGST 306 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 308 - Asian American Women (3)


    Interdisciplinary examination of Asian and Pacific Islander American women’s experience. Compares and contrasts the experience of women from various parts of Asia and explores the social, cultural and political issues they face in the U.S. and abroad. (ASAM 308 and WGST 308 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    WGST 310 - Black Women in America (3)


    Issues in the study of black women in America, including social, political, economic and intellectual development. Historical and contemporary issues as they affect black American women. (AFAM 310 and WGST 310 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 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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    WGST 316 - Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)


    Human sex and gender roles in cross-cultural perspective and the role that gender plays in human social organization. Topics covered include cultural construction of gender; homosexuality, rights of women, evolution and gender. (ANTH 316 and WGST 316 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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    WGST 320 - Gendered Techno-culture (3)


    Current technologies and their relationship to gender issues, combining theoretical considerations with practical applications. Learn some basic technologies to use as tools for projects.

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Categories C.1 and C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 332 - Concepts and Approaches in Women’s History (3)


    Overview of problems, concepts, methodologies and debates that have characterized women’s history in recent decades. (HIST 332 and WGST 332 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: HIST 110B ; HIST 170B  or HIST 180 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 340 - Masculinities (3)


    Critical examination of competing frameworks of masculinity. How the social construction of masculinity is framed by intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality.

    Prerequisite: WGST 100  or WGST 302  /PHIL 302 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 343 - Philosophy of Feminism (3)


    Philosophical issues connected with second-wave U.S. feminism. Alternative feminist theories, goals and reconstruction of traditional areas of philosophy. (PHIL 343 and WGST 343 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: three units of philosophy or women’s studies.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 350 - Research, Methodology, and Writing (3)


    Study and evaluation of various methodological approaches used to address gender issues, such as survey analysis, oral history, personal narrative and ethnography. Development of research skills, including computer applications. Development of writing skills, including research papers.

    Prerequisite: WGST 302 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 355 - Economics of Gender and Work (3)


    Economic analysis of demographic trends and changing gender roles and experiences in paid and unpaid work, education, earnings and market discrimination using economic theory. International comparisons. (ECON 355 and WGST 355 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. category D.1, junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 360 - Politics of Sexuality (3)


    Cultural politics of sexuality within the U.S. and across national and cultural boundaries using feminist theories and methods. A focus on sexual controversies illuminates the relationship between sex, power and social change.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    WGST 370 - Gender, Activism and Social Change (3)


    Advanced introduction to activism studies and the role of gender, race, and sexuality in activist movements both in the US and abroad. Topics may include: labor, environmental, trade, women’s, queer, immigrant, consumer and celebrity activism among others.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 420 - Queer Theory (3)


    Theories and debates in Queer Studies, emphasizing sexualities and the settings in which they are lived, celebrated and contested. Critically assess sexuality as an economic, political and social category of identity.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.2 or D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 430 - Women and Crime (3)


    Women as criminals and victims, gender differences in criminal behavior and the role of women as professionals in the criminal justice system. (CRJU 430 and WGST 430 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: CRJU 300 , PHIL 302  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 470T - Topics in Women’s Studies (3)


    Discussion and analyze current topics and issues from an interdisciplinary perspective including: Feminism and Populare Culture; Sex, Gender and Rock and Roll. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: WGST 205  or WGST 302  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 480 - Feminist Theories (3)


    History and theories of feminism. Readings and discussions of theoretical developments in feminist thought and activism. Historical overview of connections between women as social actors and agents of social change and feminist theorizing. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: WGST 302 , WGST 343  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 482 - Difference and Intersectionality (3)


    Examines theoretical concepts and frameworks employed by feminist scholars to understand the nature and meaning of difference using the theory of inter-sectionality. Focuses on categories that define women and serve as basis of discrimination including race, sexual orientation, and class.

    Prerequisite: WGST 302  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 484 - Transnational Feminism(s): Confronting Violence against Women in a Global World (3)


    This course is intended for upper level students and graduate students interested in the study of transnational feminist theories in particular relation to contemporary conversations on violence against women.

    Prerequisite: WGST 302  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 485 - Women, Gender and Politics (3)


    Changing political environment and women’s role in elected, appointed and other public agencies; issues of particular concern to women, including family issues, comparable worth and other economic issues and political participation. (POSC 485 and WGST 485 are the same course)

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 490T - Advanced Readings in Feminist Theory (3)


    Covers the work of a single feminist writer within the larger field of feminist theory, such as Simone de Beauvoir, Angela Davis and Gloria Anzaldua for an entire semester. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 12 units.

    Prerequisite: WGST 302 , WGST 480  or WGST 482 ; or graduate status.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 492 - Capstone in Women and Gender Studies (3)


    Culminating experience for Women and Gender Studies majors and minors. History, politics and current debates within the field of Women and Gender Studies.

    Prerequisite: WGST 480 , WGST 482  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    WGST 495 - Internship and Community Service (3)


    Internship with guided tutorial in community organizations. Focus on gender and women’s issues in a feminist framework.

    Prerequisites: WGST 302  and WGST 350 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

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


    Conduct extended research in Women’s Studies, or link an interest in another discipline to an interest in Women’s Studies. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires approval by instructor teaching a Women’s Studies class, or by Chair of Women and Gender Studies.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
 

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