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    University of California Merced
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Descriptions


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

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.

GRADUATE COURSES

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/CONJOINED COURSES

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.

COREQUISITE COURSE

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

PREREQUISITES

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.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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. 

GRADING OPTIONS

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.

 

Undergraduate Studies

   •  USTU 012: Undergraduate Studies
   •  USTU 020: Introduction to Scientific Problem Solving
   •  USTU 092: Internship in Undergraduate Studies
   •  USTU 110: Undergraduate Studies: Tutor Training
   •  USTU 192: Internship in Undergraduate Studies

World Cultures and History

   •  WCH 295: Graduate Research
   •  WCH 296: Research for M.A. Thesis
   •  WCH 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation
   •  WCH 298: Directed Group Study
   •  WCH 299: Directed Independent Study

World Heritage

   •  WH 001: Introduction to World Heritage
   •  WH 002: Introduction to Digital Heritage
   •  WH 003: International Heritage
   •  WH 004: World Heritage in Maps: An Introduction to Cartography and GIS
   •  WH 010: Cultural Geography
   •  WH 092: Internship in World Heritage
   •  WH 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  WH 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  WH 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  WH 100: Virtual Heritage and World Heritage
   •  WH 110: 3D Modeling Cultural Heritage
   •  WH 120: 3D-Digging
   •  WH 130: Introduction to Digital Archaeology
   •  WH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice
   •  WH 150: Geographic Information Systems for Cultural and Environmental Heritage
   •  WH 160: Advanced Methods in Digital Heritage
   •  WH 169: History and Heritage of Tibet
   •  WH 181: Historical Geography of North America
   •  WH 190: Topics in World Heritage
   •  WH 192: Internship in World Heritage
   •  WH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  WH 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  WH 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Writing

   •  WRI 001: Academic Writing
   •  WRI 001A: Intensive Academic Writing
   •  WRI 010: College Reading and Composition
   •  WRI 011: Supplemental Instruction
   •  WRI 025: Introduction to Creative Writing
   •  WRI 030: Introduction to Professional Writing
   •  WRI 040: Humanities Writing
   •  WRI 090: Intersections of Creative and Professional Writing
   •  WRI 092: Internship in Writing
   •  WRI 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  WRI 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  WRI 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  WRI 100: Advanced Writing
   •  WRI 101: Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology
   •  WRI 104: Personal Style and Formal Writing
   •  WRI 105: Grammar and Style
   •  WRI 110: Tutor Training
   •  WRI 111: Course-Embedded Tutor Training
   •  WRI 112: Writing in the Arts
   •  WRI 114: Environmental Writing
   •  WRI 115: Topics in Science Writing
   •  WRI 116: Science Writing in Natural Sciences
   •  WRI 117: Writing for the Social Sciences and Humanities
   •  WRI 118: Management Communication Theory and Practice
   •  WRI 119: Writing for Engineering
   •  WRI 120: Rhetorical Theory
   •  WRI 121: International Rhetoric
   •  WRI 125: Topics in Creative Writing
   •  WRI 125A: Topics in Creative Writing: Poetry
   •  WRI 125B: Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction
   •  WRI 125C: Topics in Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
   •  WRI 125D: Topics in Creative Writing: Drama
   •  WRI 130: Topics in Professional Writing
   •  WRI 131: Journal Production
   •  WRI 131B: Journal Production: Vernal Pool
   •  WRI 131C: Journal Production: Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ)
   •  WRI 140: Topics in Ethnic Writing
   •  WRI 141: Writing Narrative for Archaeology
   •  WRI 150: Seminar in Creative Writing
   •  WRI 155: Seminar in Professional Writing
   •  WRI 160: Seminar in Editing
   •  WRI 192: Internship in Writing
   •  WRI 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  WRI 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  WRI 199: Upper Division Individual Study
 

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