May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Art

Courses are designated as ART in the class schedule.

  
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    ART 500C - Graphic Design Graduate Seminar (3)


    Directed preparatory written and visual research for the thesis document within graphic design. Taken with the chair or member of the individual graduate student’s committee.

    Prerequisites: ART 599 ; classified MFA standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    ART 500D - Graphic Design Thesis (3)


    Developing a written and visual thesis within the graphic design MFA program that either proves or disproves a hypothesis. Taken with either the chair or member of the individual graduate student’s committee.

    Prerequisites: ART 599 , ART 500C , ART 597 , classified MFA standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    ART 501 - Curatorship (3)


    Curator collects, cares for and studies objects. Requires B.A. in art, anthropology or other major by special permission.

    Prerequisites: ART 466 , ART 481 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 503A - Graphic Design (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in any one area in a single semester without permission of instructions. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 503C - Illustration (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in any one area in a single semester without permission of instructions. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 503D - Exhibition Design (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in any one area in a single semester without permission of instructions. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 503H - Landscape Painting and Location Drawing (3)


    Theory and practice of representational art as applied to landscape as subject. Research of drawing and painting concepts and their historical precedents stressed in the studio and on location. May be repeated once for credit. Requires classified standing in Illustration or Drawing & Painting, or consent of instructor. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 504A - Ceramics (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects in ceramics, glass blowing and glass casting. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 504B - Glass Blowing (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects in ceramics, glass blowing and glass casting. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires classified standing. (9 hours laboratory)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 504C - Glass Casting (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects in ceramics, glass blowing and glass casting. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires classified standing. (9 hours laboratory)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 505A - Jewelry (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 505B - General Crafts (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. May be taken for credit for a maximum of twelve units in each area but no more than three units in a single semester. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 505C - Graduate Metals (3)


    Graduate-level theories, processes and designing metal forms using varied techniques in smithing. Research in contemporary and historical metalsmithing and 3-D metal forms. Planning, developing and evaluating individual projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 506A - Graduate Problems in Sculpture (3)


    Planning, developing and evaluating individual projects in sculpture. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than 3 units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity).

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 506B - Graduate Problems in Sculpture (3)


    Planning, developing and evaluating individual projects in sculpture. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than 3 units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires classified standing. (6 hours activity).

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 507A - Graduate Seminar: Painting and Image Making (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. Maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors.

    Prerequisite: 12 units of upper-division drawing and painting.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 507B - Graduate Studies: The Figure (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. Maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: 12 units of upper-division drawing and painting.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 507C - Special Topics in Art (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. Maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors.

    Prerequisite: 12 units of upper-division drawing and painting.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 507D - Printmaking (3)


    Planning, development and evaluation of individual projects listed below. Maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than three units in a single semester without permission of instructors.

    Prerequisite: 12 units of upper-division drawing and painting.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 508A - Graduate Problems in Creative Photography (3)


    Planning, developing and evaluating individual projects in photography. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than 3 units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires consent of instructor. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 508B - Graduate Problems in Creative Photography (3)


    Planning, developing and evaluating individual projects in photography. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units in each area, but no more than 3 units in a single semester without permission of instructors. Requires consent of instructor. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 510 - Graduate Problems: The Digital Studio (3)


    Technical proficiency and conceptual understanding of digital imaging techniques and applications. Students develop their own projects integrating computer technology with their personal vision and practice. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: any 400-level Studio Art course.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 511 - Seminar on the Content and Method of Art History (3)


    Methods of research, analysis and theories of art historical scholarship. May be repeated once for credit. ART 511 and ART 512 are both required to meet the graduate writing requirement.

    Prerequisite: ART 481 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 512 - Seminar on Selected Topics in Art History (3)


    Analysis and evaluation of specific works and their historical significance, including cultural, social and economic circumstances. May be repeated once for credit. ART 511 and ART 512 are both required to meet the graduate writing requirement. Requires appropriate upper-division Art course approved by instructor.

    Prerequisite: ART 511 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 518 - Graduate Seminar in Creative Photography (3)


    Expands and deepens knowledge of photographic and media criticism and theory. Explores advanced theoretical topics and applies tools of criticism to better understand the creative process and artwork. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: any 400-level Art course.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 548 - Graduate Problems in Artists’ Books (3)


    Investigation and application of principles of the book form to visual art and design, illustration, photography and printmaking media. Development of original works of art, which demonstrate competency in design, construction and fabrication of graduate quality visual books. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: ART 448 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 563C - Graduate Studies in Digital Narrative Illustration (3)


    Narrative illustration using advanced digital painting programs and techniques. Theories of illustration and story illustration, to include concepts, composition, and current trends in digital media. May be repeated once for credit. Requires classified standing in illustration, drawing and painting.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 578 - Graduate Studio Expanded: Other Genre (3)


    All aspects of new genre work, including conceptual, historic and theoretical approaches. Studio disciplines that will be investigated are installation, performance art, video and public art. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: any 400-level Studio Art course.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 579 - Graduate Video Art and the Moving Image (3)


    Contemporary and historic practices in video and the role time plays in moving image arts. Production and post-production fundamentals, including camera work, editing, audio recording, storytelling and relationships between images and sound. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. (6 hours activity)

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 588T - Graduate Topics in Creative Photography (3)


    Photography and other optical imagemaking practices in relation to specific conceptual or technical topics. Students develop their own research and projects in relation to each semester’s specific topic and content. May be taken for credit with different topics for a maximum of 9 units

    Prerequisite: any 400-level studio course.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 596 - Graphic and Interactive Design: Theory and Practice (3)


    Forming philosophy, methodology and processes for higher education within graphic design field. Develop written and visual projects for basic, intermediate, and advance levels of graphic design undergraduate education. Taken with the chair or member of the graduate student’s committee.

    Prerequisite: MFA graphic design graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    ART 597 - Project (3-6)


    Development and presentation of a creative project in the concentration beyond regularly offered coursework. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units. Requires written consent of instructor and recommendation of the student’s graduate committee.

    Prerequisites: ART 500A , ART 500B . Corequisite: ART 500B .

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    ART 598 - Thesis (3)


    May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Requires written consent of instructor and recommendation of the student’s graduate committee.

    Prerequisites: ART 511 , ART 512 .

    Graduate-level

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


    Open to graduate students in art with consent of department chair and written consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.

    Graduate-level


Art Education

Art Education courses are designated as ARTE in the class schedule.

  
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    ARTE 442 - Teaching Art in the K-12 Schools (3)


    Objectives, methods and practices for teaching art in K-12 schools with an emphasis on secondary levels. Required before student teaching of majors in art for the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

    Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ARTE 449E - Externship in K-12 Teaching (3)


    See description and prerequisites under Division of Teacher Education. Offered every fall semester.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ARTE 449I - Internship in K-12 Teaching (10)


    See description and prerequisites under Division of Teacher Education. Offered every spring semester.

    Corequisite: ARTE 449S .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ARTE 449S - Seminar in K-12 Teaching (3)


    Seminar in teaching a single subject in K-12 schools. Credit/No Credit only. A B (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.

    Corequisite: ARTE 449I .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit


Asian American Studies

Courses are designated as ASAM in the class schedule.

  
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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 201 - The History of Asian Pacific Americans (3)


    Origins and evolution of Asian American communities and cultures, with an emphasis upon the southern California region, through selected books, oral histories, films, outside speakers and excursions. (HIST 201 and ASAM 201 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 202 - Ideas, Imagination and Intersections in Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies (3)


    Understand contemporary Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies by examining their roots and agency to imagine a society beyond our nation’s historical legacies. Students consider their life experiences through core concepts, research and creative works, and intersectional topics and identities in ES/ASAM.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    ASAM 220 - Vietnamese Communities in the U.S. (3)


    Historical and cultural overview of Vietnamese communities in the U.S., especially Orange County. The vital role of voluntary agencies, mutual assistance associations, and religious centers. Examines Vietnamese business, entertainment, family, education and hobbies.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 230 - Civic Engagement Through Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies (3)


    Service-learning course introducing purpose of AAPI Studies, opportunities to develop cultural competency while serving AAPI communities and structured critical reflection for determining life purpose. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 300 - Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies (3)


    Interdisciplinary exploration of the experiences of several Asian American groups. Addresses questions of cultural assimilation and cultural persistence, family and gender roles, and literary and popular culture representations.

    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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    ASAM 303 - Community, Liberation and Action in Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies (3)


    Examine Asian American Studies’ historical legacies, community formation and social movements to address issues impacting APIDA communities, e.g., justice, identity, oppression. Apply knowledge of activism, creativityand liberation to design, implement and evaluate transformative action projects.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 309 - Vietnamese American Women (3)


    Vietnamese women living in the U.S., including those maintaining ties with Vietnam, as the focus of interdisciplinary analyses of identity, culture, social relations, history and political economy. Colonialism, war, gender, identity, culture and transnationalism.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 320 - Asian Pacific American Cultural Studies (3)


    Asian American life as portrayed through novels, short stories, plays, poetry, film, music, painting, dance and other expressive forms. Examines historical and contemporary works by a variety of Asian and Pacific Americans.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    ASAM 322 - Asian Pacific Americans and Religion (3)


    Historically, religion plays a significant role for immigrants. Explores religion as a cultural dynamic in the incorporation and persistence of Asian Pacific Americans into American society, especially in Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. (ASAM 322 and RLST 322 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 325 - Asian American Film and Video (3)


    Introduction to major themes in Asian American film and video history and criticism. Asian American aesthetics, history and politics will be examined in areas of film and video direction, production, writing and acting.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    ASAM 327 - Asian American Literature (3)


    Introduces early literary expressions of the Asian American experience. Readings include poetry, short stories, novels and autobiographies. Fundamental understanding of Asian American literary history and awareness of the cultural diversity in America. (ASAM 327 and ENGL 327 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 331 - Vietnamese American Community Health (3)


    Major community and public health issues affecting Vietnamese communities in the U.S. Learn through texts, guest speakers and field trips about how to apply community-based research principles to improve the health of diverse Vietnamese communities.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 340 - Asian American Communication (3)


    Introduction to Asian American communication. Influences of Asian American cultural heritage, ethnic identity, generation and language fluency on communication. Similarities and differences in communication among the various Asian American ethnic groups. (ASAM 340 and HCOM 340 are the same course)

    Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 342 - Asian Pacific American Families (3)


    Asian Pacific American families have ranged from the seemingly solitary bachelor to the extended clan. Explores these, and many other ways of being a family, as it has been a basic part of Asian Pacific American history and culture.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 344 - Asian Pacific American Identities (3)


    Interdisciplinary explorations of the ways in which those of Pacific Islander, Southeast, South and East Asian descent have met the challenge of being American at the personal level. Social construction of racial/ethnic identities, cultural conflict, self-determination and personal growth.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 346 - Asian American Psychology (3)


    Major issues in the Asian American community from a psychosocial perspective, including ethnic identity development, generational conflicts, the model minority myth, interracial relationships, attitudes toward mental health services and alternative healing/therapeutic approaches. (ASAM 346 and PSYC 346 are the same course.)

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 360 - Multiple Heritage Asian American and Pacific Islanders (3)


    Overview of the mixed heritage Asian American population in the U.S. Surveys the historical avenues that led to the United States and to inter-ethnic alliances. The many challenges this multi-ethnic population faces.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 362A - Filipina/o American Experiences (3)


    Introduction to Filipina/o American Studies, covering point of origin, immigration, legal barriers, economic struggles, civil rights and other current issues up to 1965.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 364 - South Asian American Experiences (3)


    Interdisciplinary course exploring the experiences of South Asian Americans originally from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. Questions regarding influence of American culture on South Asian American identity, intergenerational concerns and cultural continuity, among others.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 365 - Vietnamese American Experiences (3)


    Cultural, economic, political, social and transnational experiences of Vietnamese Americans. Participation through oral history, field trips to Orange County’s Little Saigon and projects involving the Vietnamese community.

    Prerequisite: ASAM 220 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 366 - Korean American Experiences (3)


    Historical events and contemporary issues, such as Korean American immigration, identity, inter-ethnic relations, gender issues, and entrepreneurship within the context of social, political and economic conditions of Korea and the United States.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 370 - Chinese American Experiences (3)


    Introduction to the experiences of Chinese Americans. Historical events and contemporary issues, including immigration, exclusion, identity, racial violence and gender.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 382 - World War II Japanese American Evacuation (3)


    World War II eviction and detention of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States, pivoting on the significance of this experience in the areas of civil and human rights, cross-cultural relations and international affairs. Not available for graduate degree credit. (HIST 382 and ASAM 382 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category D.1; HIST 170B , HIST 180  or HIST 190 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 389 - Literature About the War in Vietnam (3)


    Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and film reflecting views of the Vietnam War as experienced by North and South Vietnamese and by Americans, both soldiers and ordinary citizens.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 390 - Vietnamese American Cultural Studies (3)


    How cultural representations create challenges and opportunities for Vietnamese communities in the U.S., Vietnam and abroad. Diverse cultural forms, including books, poetry, film, videos, music, visual arts and other expressive representations in historical and contemporary contexts.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 395 - Asian Pacific American Transnationalisms (3)


    Interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asian Pacific American historical and contemporary experiences and issues in local and global contexts. Asian Pacific Americans in relation to imperialism, diasporas, globalization, travel, migrations, trafficking, transnational politics, feminisms, global culture and cyberspace.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 458 - The Vietnam Wars (3)


    Origins, conduct, consequences and legacies of the Vietnamese wars. (POSC 458 and ASAM 458 are the same course).

    Prerequisite: POSC 100  or HONR 201B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 464E - The Vietnam War from the Vietnamese Perspective (3)


    The Vietnam War from various Vietnamese perspectives: historical, cultural and psychological; North vs. South; personal, regional, national and global; men and women; elite class and ordinary people. (HIST 464E and ASAM 464E are the same course)

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category D.1; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 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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    ASAM 485 - Service-Learning Vietnamese Community (3)


    Volunteering opportunities to learn about local and regional Vietnamese communities. Experience Vietnamese culture and community development by conducting service projects in various disciplines and professions, such as business, health, education and arts/media.

    Prerequisite: Completion of G.E. Category C.4 and D.3, ASAM 220 , and approval of instructor.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASAM 495 - Internship in Asian American Studies (3)


    One hundred twenty (120) hours practical experience in some organization serving the Asian Pacific American community. Regular meetings with faculty advisor. May be repeated once for credit. Requires approval of supervising instructor(s).

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    ASAM 496 - Student-to-Student Tutorials (1-3)


    Consult Student-to-Student Tutorials in this catalog for a more complete course description. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 units. Requires approval of supervising instructor(s).

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

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


    Supervised research and/or service learning projects in Asian American Studies to be taken with consent of instructor and program coordinator. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Requires approval of supervising instructor(s).

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

Astronomy

Courses are designated ASTR as in the class schedule.

  
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    ASTR 101 - Introduction to Astronomy (3)


    Celestial motion, the solar system, galactic structure, theories of the origin of the universe and the solar system. High school algebra recommended.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    ASTR 101L - Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (1)


    Laboratory course investigating the fundamental concepts of astronomy; motion of the night sky, phases of the moon, telescopes, history and composition of the universe, and modern astronomical discoveries.

    Corequisite: ASTR 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit


Biological Science

Courses are designated as BIOL in the class schedule. Unless otherwise designated, prerequisites may be waived by the instructor of the course if the instructor is satisfied that the student is qualified for the course.

  
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    BIOL 101 - Elements of Biology (3)


    Underlying principles governing life forms, processes and interactions. Elements of biology and reasoning skills for understanding scientific issues on personal, societal and global levels. For non-science majors. No credit toward biological science major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 101L - Elements of Biology Laboratory (1)


    Laboratory experiments demonstrating principles from the lecture course. Scientific inquiry, cells, physiology, genetics, biodiversity, evolution and ecology. Hybrid sections require online and in-person activities (3 hours laboratory or fieldwork; weekend field trips and online coursework may be required). For non-science majors.

    Pre- or corequisite: BIOL 101  or BIOL 103 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 102 - Biology for Future Teachers (4)


    Designed especially for the prospective teacher, this activity-based course examines biological concepts in real-world contexts, such as the medical examination, genes and evolution, and the environment. Lecture and laboratory form a single unified learning experience. No credit toward biological science major. (6 hours activity)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 103 - Biology of Disease (3)


    The role of evolution, environment, genetics, physiology, cells, bacteria and viruses in disease. For non-science majors. No credit towards biological science major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 151 - Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)


    Lecture and laboratory exploration of eukaryotic/prokaryotic cellular structure and function, biological molecules, classical/Mendelian genetics, regulation of gene expression and biotechnology, cell signaling, metabolic pathways, the process and regulation of cellular reproduction, evolution of multicellularity. (For majors in CNSM). (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 152 - Evolution and Organismal Biology (4)


    Introduction to evolution and organismal biology. Evolutionary processes that resulted in the biodiversity of life on Earth. Physiological processes and ecological challenges for organisms. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory/fieldwork; weekend field trips required)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 151  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 191A - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology A (4)


    Integrated introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiorespiratory systems. For nursing majors and students interested in allied health professions; no credit toward Biological Science major. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) (KNES 191A and BIOL 191A are the same course).

    Prerequisites: sophomore, junior or senior standing; minimum 3.0 GPA; minimum 30 units completed except for Nursing majors.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 191B - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology B (4)


    Second semester of integrated concepts in human anatomy and physiology for nursing, allied health and kinesiology majors. Nutrition, water and ion balance, and homeostatic regulation by the digestive, renal, cardio-respiratory, endocrine, nervous systems. No credit toward biological science major. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) (BIOL 191B and KNES 191B are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 191A /KNES 191A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 202 - Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (4)


    Introduction to bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses with emphasis on pathogenic agents and how they are controlled by host defenses and human intervention. Laboratory provides practice with basic microbiological skills. No credit toward biological science major. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 101 , BIOL 151  or BIOL 191A  with a C (2.0) or better. Corequisite: CHEM 100 , CHEM 115 , CHEM 120A  or CHEM 200  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 210 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)


    Introduction to human anatomy and physiology concepts as they apply to physical activity, sport and exercise. Structure and function of the skeleto-neuromuscular and cardio-respiratory systems relative to human movement. Preparation for KNES 360, KNES 361, KNES 348, KNES 371 and major in Health Science. No credit toward biological science major. (BIOL 210 and KNES 210 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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    BIOL 251 - Genetics (3)


    Introduction to the genetic and molecular mechanisms of transmission of the genetic information. Processes of inheritance, replication, transcription and translation of the genetic material.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 ; MATH 130 , MATH 150A  or CHEM 120A ; or be a Biochemistry major with BIOL 151 , CHEM 120A ; MATH 125  or MATH 150A  all with a “C” (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 252 - Principles of Ecology (3)


    Principles governing the interactions between organisms and their environment at individual, population and community scales; energy and material flow through ecosystems; determinants of global, regional and local biodiversity; and approaches to manage environmental resources sustainably.

    Prerequisites: BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 ; MATH 130 , MATH 150A  or CHEM 120A  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 253L - Cell and Molecular Biology Skills Laboratory (1)


    Modern molecular biology and genetics research requires specific technical skills. Provides experience in classic and modern molecular biology laboratory techniques in a genetic framework. Experimental design and scientific presentations, both oral and written.

    Corequisite: BIOL 251 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 254L - Research Skills for Ecology and Organismal Biology (1)


    Research skills needed in ecology and organismal biology, in the laboratory and field, including making observations and designing experiments, measuring biotic and abiotic variables, conducting library research, working in teams, communicating scientific information, and analyzing data statistically.

    Corequisite: BIOL 252 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 273 - Genetics and Molecular Biology (4)


    Underlying principles of inheritance, structure and functions of nucleic acids, regulation of gene expression, the mechanisms by which populations evolve, and the impact of biotechnology on society. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: Biochemistry major - BIOL 151 ; MATH 130 , MATH 150A  or CHEM 120A . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 ; MATH 130 , MATH 150A  or CHEM 120A . All with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 274 - Principles of Physiology and Ecology (4)


    Principles of organisms’ interactions with their environments; physiological and evolutionary mechanisms of change in response to environmental factors; population and community ecology; energy and material flow through ecosystems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory/fieldwork; weekend field trips may be required)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 152 , BIOL 151 , BIOL 273 ; CHEM 120A , MATH 130  or MATH 150A  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 280R - Research Preparatory Proseminar (1)


    Introduction to the culture of science and research. Read and discuss research articles, write brief reports, give oral presentations and learn about lab safety, research ethics, scientific discourse and future career prospects. May be repeated once for credit. Requires acceptance into the Research Preparatory Program (RPP) in the department of Biological Science.

    Corequisite: 1 unit of BIOL 299L .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 280S - Research Careers Preparatory Skills Laboratory (2)


    Develop skills needed to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments involving molecular biology techniques. Requires acceptance into the Research Careers Preparatory (RCP) Program.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 299L - Directed Laboratory Study (1-3)


    Research in biology under the supervision of a biology faculty member. Intended for students (especially lower-division) who may not have completed sufficient coursework to allow them to work independently, but who are eager for laboratory research experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 units. (3 hours laboratory per unit)

    Prerequisites: BIOL 151 , BIOL 152  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    BIOL 300 - Environmental Biology and Sustainability (3)


    Biological consequences of human intervention in ecosystems: endangered and threatened species, pollution impact on organisms, pest control, population dynamics, genetic engineering of agricultural species, management of natural areas and urban ecosystem dynamics. No credit toward biological science major.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    BIOL 301 - Problems in Environmental Biology (3)


    Environmental problems in Southern California ecosystems. Effects of human activities on desert, foothill and wetland ecosystems. Offered as an intensive four-week summer field experience. Requires admission into the Southern California Ecosystems Research Program in environmental biology. (Equivalent to 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory/fieldwork during a normal semester)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    BIOL 302 - General Microbiology (5)


    Introduction to structure and function of bacteria and viruses including beneficial and detrimental activities and interactions with other organisms. Laboratory provides investigations with microscopy, culture, physiology and genetics of microbes. (3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: Biology major - BIOL 251 , BIOL 253L , BIOL 252 , BIOL 254L , CHEM 120B . Biochemistry major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B . Other major - BIOL 151 , BIOL 152 , BIOL 251 , CHEM 120B  all with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

 

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