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    University of California Merced
  Jan 20, 2018
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

Lower Division Courses numbered 1–99 are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores but are open to all students for lower division credit. (Graduate students requesting to enroll in lower-division undergraduate courses will not receive unit credit nor will the course fulfill degree requirements.) Upper Division Courses courses numbered 100–199 are open to all students who have met the necessary prerequisites as indicated in the catalog course description. Preparation should generally include completion of one lower division course in the given subject or completion of two years of college work.

Courses numbered 200–299 are open to graduate students. (Undergraduate students must obtain the signature of the instructor, School Dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate level units will count towards the required 120 units for graduation; however students are urged to meet with their academic advisor in order to determine if graduate course units may be used to fulfill a graduation requirement.)

Cross-listed Courses are the same course offered under different course subjects at the same level (either undergraduate or graduate) that share the same meeting time, requirements, units, etc. Conjoined Courses are the same course but one is undergraduate and one is graduate.

A corequisite course is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.

Prerequisites for courses should be followed carefully; the responsibility for meeting these requirements rests on the student. If you can demonstrate that your preparation is equivalent to that specified by the prerequisites, the instructor may waive these requirements for you. The instructor also may request that a student who has not completed the prerequisites be dropped from the course. Note: For all courses a “C-” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “P/NP” grade then a “P” grade is required. If the prerequisite for a course is not satisfied, students must obtain the approval of the instructor (or school designee) of the course they wish to take.

No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the foreign languages. This applies only to lower division foreign language courses, not upper division courses. 

More information about Course Substitutions , Grading Options , and Course Materials and Services Fees  can be found in alternate areas of the catalog.


Environmental Systems

   •  ES 248: Advanced Topics in Ecology
   •  ES 249: Topics in the History, Philosophy, and Practice of Science
   •  ES 252: Remote Sensing of the Environment
   •  ES 260: Sustainable Energy
   •  ES 262: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems
   •  ES 264: Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
   •  ES 270: Contaminant Fate and Transport
   •  ES 291: Environmental Systems Seminar
   •  ES 292: Topics in Environmental Systems
   •  ES 295: Graduate Research
   •  ES 298: Directed Group Study
   •  ES 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  FRE 001: Elementary French I
   •  FRE 002: Elementary French II
   •  FRE 003: Intermediate French I
   •  FRE 004: Intermediate French II
   •  FRE 092: Internship in French
   •  FRE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  FRE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  FRE 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  FRE 103: French Composition and Conversation
   •  FRE 192: Internship in French


   •  GEOG 010: Introduction to Spatial Analysis
   •  GEOG 141: Environmental Science and Policy
   •  GEOG 142: Geography of Resource Management

Global Arts Studies Program

   •  GASP 001: Introduction to Global Arts Studies
   •  GASP 002: Introduction to Music Studies
   •  GASP 003: Introduction to Visual Culture
   •  GASP 004: Introduction to Arts and Cultural Studies
   •  GASP 005: Introduction to Arts and Technology
   •  GASP 012: Asia Pacific Art
   •  GASP 013: Latin American Art
   •  GASP 015: History of Western Art Music
   •  GASP 016: History of Popular Music
   •  GASP 017: Music and Society
   •  GASP 023: Music of Asia Pacific
   •  GASP 025: Music of the Middle East
   •  GASP 026: Music in the World's Religions
   •  GASP 028: Meaning in Music
   •  GASP 029: Music, Dance, Gender, and Sexuality
   •  GASP 031: Critical Popular Music Studies
   •  GASP 032: Introduction to Jazz Studies: History of Jazz
   •  GASP 034: The American Musical
   •  GASP 092: Internship in Global Arts
   •  GASP 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  GASP 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  GASP 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  GASP 101: Visual Arts of the Twentieth Century
   •  GASP 102: Asian American Art
   •  GASP 103: History of World Art
   •  GASP 104: History of World Architecture
   •  GASP 105: History of Islamic Art and Architecture
   •  GASP 111: Postmodern Art
   •  GASP 121: Asian Pacific American Music
   •  GASP 131: Critical Popular Music Studies
   •  GASP 132: Critical Jazz Studies
   •  GASP 133: Theory and Method of Ethnomusicology
   •  GASP 134: Global Pop
   •  GASP 135: African American Music
   •  GASP 141: History and Practice of Photography
   •  GASP 151: Topics in Visual Culture
   •  GASP 152: Topics in Music Studies
   •  GASP 171: Museums as Contested Sites
   •  GASP 172: Curatorial Methods & Practices
   •  GASP 175: Race and Nationalism in American Art
   •  GASP 192: Internship in Global Arts
   •  GASP 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  GASP 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  GASP 199: Upper Division Individual Study


   •  HIST 005: History of Cartography
   •  HIST 010: Introduction to World History to 1500
   •  HIST 011: Introduction to World History Since 1500
   •  HIST 016: Forging of the United States, 1607-1877
   •  HIST 017: The Modern United States, 1877-Present
   •  HIST 020: History of the American West 1500 - 1849
   •  HIST 021: History of the American West, 1850-2000
   •  HIST 025: Introduction to Environmental History
   •  HIST 027: History of Food
   •  HIST 030A: Medieval Europe
   •  HIST 030B: Early Modern Europe
   •  HIST 031: Modern European History
   •  HIST 040: History of Technology in Society I
   •  HIST 041: History of Technology in Society II
   •  HIST 042: The Body in Health and Disease - An Introduction to the History of Medicine
   •  HIST 060: The Silk Road
   •  HIST 070: History of Islam I: From Muhammad to the Caliphate
   •  HIST 071: History of Islam II: From the Caliphate to the Present
   •  HIST 080: History of China Through the Mongol Conquest
   •  HIST 081: History of China Since the Mongol Conquest
   •  HIST 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  HIST 092: Internship in History
   •  HIST 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  HIST 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  HIST 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  HIST 100: The Historian's Craft
   •  HIST 101: Visual Arts of the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 103: Critical Popular Music Studies
   •  HIST 104: Critical Jazz Studies
   •  HIST 107: Topics in Urban History
   •  HIST 108: Topics in World History

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