Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Chinese

Courses are designated CHIN in the class schedule.

  
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    CHIN 385 - Advanced Chinese Cultural Communication (3)


    Helps students to further develop Chinese competency at the advanced level through the reading of literary texts, with a focus on discussions and essays about various topics related to Chinese culture. Conducted in Chinese.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 204  or equivalent Chinese communicative competency.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 390 - Chinese Culture through Cinema and Literature (3)


    Study of the development of modern Chinese culture and society, as well as multicultural analysis of global issues, through various media including subtitled films and literature. Conducted primarily in English.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CHIN 499 - Independent 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.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit


Cinema and Television Arts

  
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    CTVA 100 - Introduction to Cinema and Television (3)


    The history, structure and function of the radio, TV and film industry. Current issues, relevance to society, employment options and other topics.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 102 - Inside The Movies (3)


    Artistic, technical, and economic aspects of making and distributing feature films. Each week, different guests from Hollywood discuss their work in the film industry.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 210 - Audio Production for Non-Production Track (3)


    Audio production for the non-production major. Recording, editing and mixing. Aesthetics and techniques to produce high quality sound.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 220 - TV Studio Production (3)


    Introduction to multi-camera, live-to-drive television studio production. Theory and practice of producing multi-camera, studio television programs. Students crew all positions, including producer, director, associate director, technical director, floor manager, camera operator, audio engineer, etc.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 225 - Production for Non-Production Track (3)


    Introduction to single-camera video production designed for non-production students. Theory and practice of producing projects on location. Preproduction, production and post-production using digital cameras and nonlinear editing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 250 - Writing Short Scripts (3)


    Techniques for writing short-form scripts for film and video. Analysis of short films in relation to scriptwriting concepts. Develop and critique student-written short scripts.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 271 - American Cinema: Beginnings-1945 (3)


    History of American film and film style from the beginnings to 1945. Relation to socio-historical, economic, political, cultural, artistic and technological contexts.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 272 - American Cinema: 1945-1990 (3)


    History of American film and film style from the post-war period to modern times. Relation to socio-historical, economic, political, cultural, artistic and technological contexts.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 300 - Language of Film (3)


    Visual and syntactic components of the motion picture. Detailed analysis of frame, line, space, shape, image size, movement, tone, color and structuring of visual images.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 301 - Critical Studies: Cinema (3)


    Formal film analysis in terms of filmic and stylistic elements. Explores how films produce meanings.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 302 - Critical Studies: Television (3)


    Formal structures (formats, narratives, genres) and styles of American television. Analyzes how the medium makes its meaning.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 304 - Film and Television Narrative: The Writer’s Perspective (3)


    Narrative structures as applied to screenwriting for motion pictures and television. Study the various elements that form a narrative screenplay and identify and analyze them in finished films and TV series.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 305 - Diversity in Television (3)


    Critical examination and analysis of the representation of minority groups in American and global television. The intersectional representation of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, nation and socioeconomic class.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 310 - Audio Production (3)


    Advanced audio projects for radio, TV, film and the internet, including digital storage and distribution. Complete the audio production process, from pre- through postproduction, applying aesthetic concepts and hands-on skills. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 325 - Production 1 (3)


    Essentials of shot design, coverage, editing and sound for production students. Planning, directing, shooting, picture editing, and sound capturing and editing for various narrative projects.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 300  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 341 - Business of Television (3)


    The structure, function and economic underpinnings of the companies and individuals in the television ecosphere responsible for creating and distributing narrative content. Each class features a panel of industry experts.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 346 - Video Games and Storytelling (3)


    Analyze video and computer game narratives, emphasizing formal and/or functional structure (genres, format, archetypal characters, audience engagement strategies, dramatic devices, etc.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 349T - Writing about the Moving Image (3)


    Analyze and persuasively write about the moving image through discussion, peer review, writing revisions and secondary research. Topics: American Television; Video Games; Classic Films.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. category A.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 350 - Story Structure (3)


    Analyze and develop script structure and viable, narrative story elements. Acts, scenes, premises, conflict, plots, characters, action, etc. Write critical analyses of professional scripts and author own treatments. Meets upper-division writing requirement for CTVA majors.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 351 - TV Scriptwriting: Sitcom (3)


    Theory, principles and practice of writing for situation comedies. Students analyze scripts, study program episodes, and develop and write an original story and spec script for a current half-hour prime-time sitcom.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 350  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 352 - TV Scriptwriting: Drama (3)


    Theory, principles and practice of writing for episodic television dramas. Students analyze scripts, study program episodes and develop and write an original story and spec script for a current one hour, prime-time TV drama.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 350  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 353T - Genres for Writers (3)


    Film genres, from classic to revisionist. Their evolution and hybridization of genres and how screenwriters can implement and benefit from understanding film genre components. May be repeated for credit with different topics for a maximum of 9 units total.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 350  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 360 - Programming (3)


    Examine project development across a range of genres, including half-hour scripted TV comedy, hour scripted TV drama, reality shows, game shows, and scripted feature films. Learn how deals are made, projects are developed and pitched, budgeted, produced, tested and marketed.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 361 - American TV: Beginnings-1980 (3)


    History of American television programming up to 1980. TV series in the context of changing trends and influences in the industry.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 362 - Media Literacy (3)


    Media literacy: what it is and its importance to lifelong learning. Evaluate and decode the various messages the media deliver, with a primary focus on radio, television, films and new media.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 363 - American Television: 1980-Present (3)


    History of American television programming from 1980 tothe present day. Analyze TV shows in the context of changing trends and influences in the industry.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 365 - Children’s TV (3)


    Research and literature on effects of television on children. Historical and contemporary aspects of children’s TV issues, including advertising, violence, stereotyping and education. How children’s TV producers use concepts related to children to design material for them.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 366T - TV Genres (3)


    Analyze television genres in terms of their formal and stylistic elements. How historical, cultural, political, social and industry-related circumstances shape the production and reception of these genres. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 302  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 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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    CTVA 372 - World Cinema: Beginnings-1950 (3)


    National cinemas, film movements, filmmakers, and the increasing internationalization of the world film industry from its beginnings to 1950, in terms of stylistic elements and how they are shaped by the circumstances in which they are produced and received.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 373 - World Cinema: 1950-1990 (3)


    National cinemas, film movements, filmmakers, and the increasing internationalization of the world film industry from 1950 to 1990, in terms of stylistic elements and how they are shaped by the circumstances in which they are produced and received.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 374 - Contemporary World Cinema (3)


    National cinemas, film movements, filmmakers and the increasing internationalization of the world film industry from 1990 to the present, in terms of stylistic elements and how they are shaped by the circumstances in which they are produced and received.

    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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    CTVA 375 - Documentary Film and TV (3)


    Documentary form in film and television. History, theory, development, purpose and current trends in the documentary genre.

    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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    CTVA 376 - Experimental Cinema (3)


    Historical survey of European and American experimental film from the 1920s to the present. Major alternative film movements and filmmakers, the significance of experimental film to cinema’s growth as a medium.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 377T - National Cinemas (3)


    Analyze a nation’s films in terms of their formal and stylistic elements and how they are shaped by the historical, cultural, political, social, and industry-related circumstances in which they are produced and received. May be repeated for credit with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 300  or CTVA 301  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 378T - Film Genres (3)


    Analyze film genres in terms of their formal and stylistic elements and how they are shaped by the historical, cultural, political, social and industry-related circumstances in which they are produced and received. May be repeated for credit with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 300  or CTVA 301  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 379T - Auteurs (3)


    Analyze the work of a single director in the context of the theoretical debates surrounding auteur theory. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 300  or CTVA 301  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 410 - Sound Design for Film-TV (3)


    Acquiring, recording, editing and mixing sound for features and television. Special emphasis on creative aspects of sound design.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 310  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 425 - Production 2 (3)


    The artistic, technical and economic factors of making and distributing a feature film. Each week, the class hosts a different guest from Hollywood to discuss their work in the film industry. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. (2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 427 - Documentary Production (3)


    Fundamental aspects of creating a documentary film. Work collaboartively in crews in the preproduction, production and postproduction of a documentary film suitable for exhibition.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 429 - Producing for Film and Video (3)


    The task of the producer in film and television from concept to delivery. Fundamentals of breaking down and preparing a script for production, managing a budget and the logistics of producing a short film.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 300  or CTVA 350  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 431 - Cinematography (3)


    The art and craft of the cinematographer, from the specific roles in the camera crew to technical equipment, such as lenses, lighting and cameras. Emphasizes the aesthetic aspects of the craft, especially collaboration with the director.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 432 - Editing Film and Video (3)


    Intensive production workshop on editing film and video. Editorial logistics and aesthetics.

    Prerequisites: CTVA 300 , CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 434 - Digital Effects for Film-TV (3)


    Designing motion graphics and visual effects for features and television. Previsualizing, titling, matting, rotoscoping and compositing using industry-standard software.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 435 - Directing Film and TV (3)


    Analyzing the role of the director in features and television. Directing for narrative features and television, including blocking with the camera and working with actors. Emphasizes collaboration with the cinematographer and crew.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 325  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 451 - TV Scriptwriting: Comedy Pilot (3)


    Builds on CTVA 351 TV Writing: Sitcom to further each student’s ability to develop and create a fully-developed concept for an original sitcom and write a show bible and polished script for broadcast, cable-satellite, streaming, or other subscription services.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 351 with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 452 - TV Scriptwriting: Drama Pilot (3)


    Advanced screenwriting course focusing on the creation, outlining, analysis, and writing of multiple drafts of an original one hour televison drama pilot script and show bible.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 352  or CTVA 350 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CTVA 455 - Screenwriting (3)


    Theory, principles and practice of writing feature films. Students analyze scripts and study films, apply concepts from CTVA 350 and advanced concepts to develop full-length screenplays.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 350  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 456 - Rewriting the Screenplay (3)


    Intensive writing course aimed at students who have completed first drafts of full-length screenplays. Complete a rewrite-polish of their scripts, learning skills to prepare them for production and entrance into the marketplace.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 455  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 457 - Advanced Scene Writing (3)


    Intensive writing course aimed at students who are in progress on a first draft of a full-length screenplay to enhance focus and character work on a scene-to-scene basis.

    Prerequisites: CTVA 455 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 459 - Adaptation for Screenwriters (3)


    Adapting material, be it fiction or non-fiction, into the film narrative form. Analyze and critique screenplay adaptations culled from various sources as well as adapt chosen material.

    Prerequisites: CTVA 455 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 471T - Topics in Film Theory (3)


    Analyzing elements of film theory; historical, cultural, political, social, and industry-related circumstances.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 301  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 480 - Management in CTVA (3)


    Management structure and issues in the CTVA industry. Audience measurement, distribution, finance, personnel, programming, regulation and sales. May include applied experience with college media activities.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 481 - Film and TV Distribution (3)


    The film and television distribution ecosystem and its business drivers. Film content: market dynamics, theatrical distribution models, financing alternatives, home video trends, ancillary revenues. TV content: distribution trends in Live TV, Pay TV, international markets, internet platforms.

    Prerequisite: CTVA 100 with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 482 - Film & TV Marketing (3)


    Film and TV content marketing is evolving rapidly, driven by technological, market and consumer trends. Provides a foundational understanding of the current methodologies for marketing and promoting film and TV content across all platforms. (CTVA 482 and MKTG 482 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: CTVA 100 with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    CTVA 495 - Mass Media Internship (3)


    Supervised fieldwork at a radio, TV or film organization. Skill development and understanding of industry operation through hands-on experience and networking. Must submit an application through the CTVA Internship Office one semester prior to enrolling. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; CTVA 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CTVA 496 - Student-to-Student Tutorial (1-3)


    Learning through teaching. Work may include contact hours with tutees, tutorial preparations, consulting with instructors, reporting-analysis-evaluation of tutorial experiences, participation in university programs for tutors. A maximum of three units may count toward a degree. Does not count toward major or minor units. Grade or Credit/No Credit.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

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


    Independent Study is of a research or creative nature and shall culminate in a paper, project, comprehensive exam and/or performance. Prepare a proposal, including a statement of the basis for the final evaluation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    CTVA 512 - American Television History (3)


    Historical survey of American television from its inception to the present day. Critical/theoretical approaches to studying the medium as technology, commercial entity and social and culture force.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 515 - Film Theory and Criticism (3)


    Major developments in film theory and criticism from the 1920’s to the present, including: sections on film form and medium specificity; semiotics, ideology and psychoanalysis; and feminism, queer theory, postcolonialism and postmodernism.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 520 - Advanced Scene Study (3)


    For graduate students working on a first draft of a full-length screenplay, to enhance focus and character work on a scene-to-scene basis.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 550 - Story Structure and Draft (3)


    Structure of storytelling in film, linear and non-linear, American Asian and European templates. Product-oriented towards detailed film treatment to serve as outline of screenplay and initial pages of screenplay.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 551 - Sitcom: Spec and Draft (3)


    Write two half-hour situation comedy scripts in correct format, as well as create a premise for an original half-hour comedy series.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 552 - One-Hour Drama: TV Spec and Pilot (3)


    Analyze components for various scriptwriting tasks of episodic television dramas, as well as stress screenwriting skills from inceptive idea to outline to drafts of one-hour scripts.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 553T - Genres for Writers (3)


    Examining film genres classic to revisionist and the constant evolution and hybridization of genres and how a screenwriter can implement and benefit from understanding of genre components.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    CTVA 555 - First Draft Screenplay (3)


    Work from approved outline or treatment to create a professional draft of screenplay, using correct format and structure.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 556 - Screenplay: Rewrite (3)


    For students who have completed a first draft of a full-length screenplay. Complete a rewrite/polish of their scripts, learning skills to prepare it for production and entrance into the marketplace.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 580 - Writing Project #1 (3)


    From concept to outline to realized film script, an accelerated class focused on working under deadline and reacting to and implementing specific notes from instructor.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 581 - Writing Project #2 (3)


    From concept to outline to realized film script, an accelerated class focused on working under deadline and reacting to and implementing specific notes from instructor.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    CTVA 585 - Building The Screenwriter’s Portfolio (3)


    A successful writing career with longevity and positive impact relies on creativity, resilience, purpose and strategic planning. How to manage ideas as intellectual property and the best ways to develop, pitch and market them.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

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


    Culminating course; polish Writing Projects #1 and #2 and marketing/production proposal for these projects.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses are designated as EGCE in the class schedule

  
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    EGCE 201 - Statics (3)


    Vectorial treatment of statics of particles and rigid bodies. Free body diagrams. Applications to problems of equilibrium (two and three dimensions) of structural and mechanical force systems. Trusses, frames and machines. Friction problems. Centroids and moments of inertia.

    Prerequisites: MATH 150B , PHYS 225 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 206 - Computer-Aided Architectural and Civil Engineering Drafting (1)


    Architectural and civil engineering drawing with the aid of computer-aided drafting techniques; grading plans, engineering drawings (including standard structural, electrical and hydraulic details) of buildings, bridges, dams and civil engineering structures. Bill of Materials. (3 hours laboratory)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 214 - Engineering Surveying (2)


    Basis of plane surveying. Distance measurement using tapes and EDM. Leveling. Measurement of angles and directions. Traverse and topographic survey and computations. Applications in highway curves, construction surveys and land surveys. Principles of stadia.

    Corequisite: EGCE 214L .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 214L - Engineering Surveying Laboratory (1)


    Field practice of measurement of distance, difference of elevation, and horizontal and vertical angles using tapes, EDM, automatic levels, theodolites and total stations. (3 hours laboratory)

    Corequisite: EGCE 214 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 301 - Mechanics of Materials (3)


    Stress and deformation analysis for axial load, torsion, flexure, and combined forces. Analysis of simple statically indeterminate structures. Deflection and stress analysis of beams. Stability of columns. Strain energy and ultimate resistance. Interactive relationships between analysis and design.

    Prerequisites: MATH 250A , EGCE 201  with a C- (1.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 302 - Dynamics (3)


    Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimension, Newton’s laws, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Solution of problems using vector approach.

    Prerequisites: MATH 250A , EGCE 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 305 - Earthquake Impact on Structures (3)


    Geological aspects of earthquakes as they apply to building safety; introduction to earthquake-related problems and building damages caused by historic earthquakes. Destruction aspects of earthquakes, preparedness for large earthquakes and how to protect structural and non-structural parts of buildings.

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

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 306 - Technical Communication and Computing for Civil Engineers (1)


    Introduction to technical communication skills necessary for success as a civil engineer. Use basic software and programming languages.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 206, ENGL 101.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 308 - Engineering Analysis (3)


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

    Prerequisites: PHYS 226 , MATH 250B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 324 - Soil Mechanics (3)


    Soil properties and soil action as related to problems encountered in engineering structures; consolidation, shear strength, stability and lateral earth pressures.

    Prerequisite:EGCE 301  with a C- (1.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 324L - Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1)


    Behavior and properties of soils. Application to foundation design, liquefaction and seepage.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 101 , EGCE 324 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 325 - Structural Analysis (3)


    Forces and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate elastic structures by force and displacement methods. Approximate methods of analysis. Matrix formulation of structural analysis and computer applications. Introduction to structural design.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 301  with a C- (1.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 325L - Structural Analysis Laboratory (1)


    Application of structural analysis to compare theory to experimental data obtained from testing small-scale model structures and large-scale structural elements built using different construction materials. Use computer software for parametric studies of structural behavior.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 101 , EGCE 325 , EGCE 377 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 377 - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)


    Behavior and properties of most common materials, e.g., steel, concrete, wood, masonry and asphalt. Mix design of asphalt and concrete. Determine strain and stress using strain gages. Specimen testing according to ASTM. Material properties determination. Safety, reliability and design considerations. (3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: ENGL 101 , EGCE 301 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 401 - Engineering Economics and Professionalism (3)


    Development, evaluation and presentation of design alternatives for engineering systems and projects using principles of engineering economy and cost benefit analysis. Engineering profession, professional ethics and related topics. (Not available for use on graduate study plans.) (EGEE 401, EGCE 401, EGCP 401 and EGME 401 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: MATH 150A , Engineering or Computer Science major; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 406 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering Analysis and Design (1)


    Apply professional computer programs used for analyzing and designing various civil engineering systems. Develop skills necessary to learn new software.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 306, EGCE 324, EGCE 428, EGCE 468.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 408 - Reinforced Concrete Design (3)


    Design for bending, shear, axial force and combined loading. Ultimate strength and serviceability requirements for beams, columns and slabs. Safety, reliability and cost considerations. Design project conforming to the latest ACI code. Apply professional computer program.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 325 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 411 - Structural Dynamics (3)


    Free and forced vibrations of discrete and continuous systems. Matrix formulation and normal coordinates analysis. Response of structures to impulse and earthquake loads. Application to structural design problems and comparison with code prescribed forces.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 325 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 418 - Foundation Design (3)


    Footings and retaining walls. Mat and piled foundations for structures. Design project to standards of professional practice using latest codes and standards. Consideration for safety, reliability and cost. (3 hours lecture)

    Prerequisite: EGCE 324 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 428 - Engineering Hydraulics (3)


    Incompressible fluid flow in closed conduits and open channels. Hydrostatics, energy and hydraulic grade lines. Momentum, friction formulas, pipelines, uniform flow and water surface profiles. Design of pipes and open channels. Computer solutions.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 302 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 428L - Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory (1)


    Introduction to experimental hydraulics in open channel and pipe flows, including measurements of discharge, depth, velocity, force and friction coefficients. Hydraulic model laws and report writing. (3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: ENGL 101 , EGCE 428 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 430 - Structural Steel Design (3)


    Design for bending, torsion, shear, axial forces, combined loadings. Design of built-up girders, composite construction. Design of shear and moment connections. Design project using professional practice standards. LRFD method. Safety, reliability and cost considerations. Professional computer program. (3 hours lecture)

    Prerequisite: EGCE 325 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 431L - Advanced Structural Laboratory (1)


    Fundamentals of earthquake engineering and soil structure interaction; design of lateral bracing for model buildings. (3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: EGCE 325L ; EGCE 408  or EGCE 430 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 432 - Computer-Aided Design & Analysis in Civil Engineering (3)


    Computer-aided analysis and design in various branches of civil engineering. Introduction of finite element methods with computer techniques. Application of professional computer programs.

    Corequisite: EGCE 494 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 435 - Design of Hydraulic Structures (3)


    Applications of hydraulic principles to design of various structures, including spillways, energy dissipaters, outlet works, storm drains, culverts and water distribution systems. Use of computers in design process.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 428 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 436 - Engineering Hydrology (3)


    Hydrologic cycle with applications to hydrologic design of engineering structures. Rainfall, stream flow, ground water, surface runoff, hydrographs, flood routing, frequency distributions and design hydrographs.

    Corequisite: EGCE 428 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

 

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