May 21, 2018  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 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. 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.

For all undergraduate 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.

For all graduate courses a “B” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “S/U” grade then a “S” grade is required.


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. 


Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program). The policy regarding Grading Options , can be found in an alternate section of the catalog.

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



   •  ENGR 298: Directed Group Study
   •  ENGR 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  ENG 017: Why Harry Potter? Why Literature?
   •  ENG 020: Introduction to Shakespeare
   •  ENG 021: Jane Austen and Popular Culture
   •  ENG 030: Literature of Childhood
   •  ENG 031: Introduction to African-American Literature and Culture
   •  ENG 032: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
   •  ENG 033: Literature and Sexuality
   •  ENG 051: The Bible as Literature
   •  ENG 052: Politics and Prose of the Nobel Prize in Literature
   •  ENG 054: Introduction to the American Novel
   •  ENG 055: Introduction to the Short Story
   •  ENG 056: Introduction to World Drama
   •  ENG 057: Introduction to Poetry
   •  ENG 058: Literature of the Natural Environment
   •  ENG 059: Apocalyptic Literature
   •  ENG 062: Literature and Gender
   •  ENG 064: LGBT Fiction
   •  ENG 065: Literary Comedy
   •  ENG 066: Literary Romance
   •  ENG 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice
   •  ENG 101: Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, 800-1660
   •  ENG 102: Restoration, Early Colonial, and Early Romantic Literature and Culture: 1660-1837
   •  ENG 103: Victorian, Fin de siècle, and Early Twentieth Century Literature and Culture: 1837-1945
   •  ENG 104: Postwar, Postcolonial, Postmodern Literature and Culture: 1945 to the present
   •  ENG 105: Shakespeare's Medieval Inheritance
   •  ENG 106: Early English Drama
   •  ENG 113: U.S. Latino/a Literature
   •  ENG 114: Latinos/as in Children's Literature and Film
   •  ENG 115: Chicano/a Literature
   •  ENG 116: Literature and History of the 1960s
   •  ENG 117: Literature of California
   •  ENG 118: Literature and Philosophy
   •  ENG 119: Fashion and Fiction
   •  ENG 122: Nature Writing and the Environment
   •  ENG 129: Topics in Literature and Culture
   •  ENG 132: Human Rights and Literature
   •  ENG 135: Working Class Literature: British
   •  ENG 136: Working Class Literature: American
   •  ENG 150: Geoffrey Chaucer
   •  ENG 151: Advanced Shakespeare
   •  ENG 153: Robert Louis Stevenson
   •  ENG 154: Emily Dickinson: Her Poems, Her Letters, Her Life
   •  ENG 155: Toni Morrison and James Baldwin
   •  ENG 164: Author Study
   •  ENG 165: Tragic Drama: from Ancient Greece to the Present Day
   •  ENG 166: Nineteenth Century Drama and Adaptation
   •  ENG 185: Reading from the Margin
   •  ENG 186: Language, Gender, and Culture
   •  ENG 190: Senior Thesis
   •  ENG 192: Internship in English
   •  ENG 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENG 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENG 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Environmental Engineering

   •  ENVE 010: Environment in Crisis
   •  ENVE 020: Introduction to Environmental Science and Technology
   •  ENVE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENVE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENVE 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  ENVE 100: Environmental Chemistry
   •  ENVE 105: Environmental Data Analysis
   •  ENVE 110: Hydrology and Climate
   •  ENVE 114: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States
   •  ENVE 116: Applied Climatology
   •  ENVE 118: Global Change
   •  ENVE 121: Environmental Microbiology
   •  ENVE 130: Meteorology and Air Pollution
   •  ENVE 132: Air Pollution Control
   •  ENVE 140: Water Resources Planning and Management
   •  ENVE 152: Remote Sensing of the Environment
   •  ENVE 155: Decision Analysis in Management
   •  ENVE 160: Sustainable Energy
   •  ENVE 162: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems
   •  ENVE 164: Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
   •  ENVE 170: Contaminant Fate and Transport
   •  ENVE 171: Environmental Organic Chemistry
   •  ENVE 176: Water and Wastewater Treatment
   •  ENVE 181: Field Methods in Snow Hydrology
   •  ENVE 182: Field Methods in Surface Hydrology
   •  ENVE 183: Field Methods in Subsurface Hydrology
   •  ENVE 184: Field Methods in Environmental Chemistry
   •  ENVE 190: Environmental Engineering Capstone Design
   •  ENVE 191: Professional Seminar
   •  ENVE 192: Topics in Environmental Systems
   •  ENVE 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENVE 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENVE 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Environmental Systems

   •  ES 200: Environmental Systems
   •  ES 201: Environmental Soil Science
   •  ES 201L: Environmental Soil Science Lab
   •  ES 202: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Soils
   •  ES 203: Geochemistry of Earth Systems
   •  ES 204: Organic Geochemistry
   •  ES 205: Watershed Biogeochemistry
   •  ES 206: Instructional Methods in Environmental Systems
   •  ES 207: Environmental Data Analysis
   •  ES 208: Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Earth Materials
   •  ES 209: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth Materials
   •  ES 210: Environmental Organic Chemistry

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