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    University of California Merced
   
 
  Dec 16, 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.

 

French

   •  FRE 192: Internship in French

Geography

   •  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 006: Global Art History
   •  GASP 007: Music in Society
   •  GASP 010: Drawing I
   •  GASP 011: Painting I
   •  GASP 012A: Sculpture I
   •  GASP 013A: Design I
   •  GASP 014: Photography I
   •  GASP 015A: Multimedia I
   •  GASP 016: History of Popular Music
   •  GASP 020: Video I
   •  GASP 023: Music of Asia Pacific
   •  GASP 025: Music of the Middle East
   •  GASP 026: Music in the World's Religions
   •  GASP 029: Music, Dance, Gender, and Sexuality
   •  GASP 030A: Latin Music Ensemble
   •  GASP 030B: South Asian Music Ensemble
   •  GASP 030C: Swing Band
   •  GASP 030D: Nordic Music Ensemble
   •  GASP 031A: Latin Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 031B: South Asian Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 031C: Swing Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 031D: Nordic Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 032: Introduction to Jazz Studies: History of Jazz
   •  GASP 034A: Songwriting
   •  GASP 035: Film History
   •  GASP 036A: Making Electronic Music
   •  GASP 041A: Performative Storytelling
   •  GASP 055A: Arts of Asia
   •  GASP 055B: Arts of the Islamic World
   •  GASP 055C: History of European Art and Architecture
   •  GASP 057: History and Practice of Photography
   •  GASP 059: Topics in Visual Culture
   •  GASP 060: Introduction to Film Analysis
   •  GASP 065A: Bollywood
   •  GASP 066A: The American Musical
   •  GASP 070A: Music of the Pacific World
   •  GASP 070B: Music of the Atlantic World
   •  GASP 070C: Music of the Caribbean World
   •  GASP 072A: Popular Musics
   •  GASP 075A: Meaning in Music
   •  GASP 075B: Love Songs
   •  GASP 079A: Topics in Music
   •  GASP 079B: Topics in Dance
   •  GASP 089A: Topics in Theater
   •  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 100: Anime and Animation
   •  GASP 102: Asian American Art
   •  GASP 103B: Advanced Shakespeare
   •  GASP 104: History of World Architecture
   •  GASP 106: Arts of India
   •  GASP 108: Islamic Art and Architecture of South Asia
   •  GASP 110: Drawing II: Figure
   •  GASP 111: Postmodern Art
   •  GASP 111A: Painting II: Portraiture
   •  GASP 112: Visual Cultures of India: 19th Century to Present
   •  GASP 119: Topics in Public Art
   •  GASP 120: Video II
   •  GASP 121: Asian Pacific American Music
   •  GASP 122: Conceptual Art
   •  GASP 130A: Advanced Latin Music Ensemble
   •  GASP 130B: Advanced South Asian Music Ensemble
   •  GASP 130C: Advanced Swing Band
   •  GASP 131A: Advanced Latin Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 131B: Advanced South Asian Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 131C: Advanced Swing Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 131D: Advanced Nordic Dance Ensemble
   •  GASP 132: Critical Jazz Studies
   •  GASP 135: African American Music
   •  GASP 144A: Art for Social Change
   •  GASP 153: Theater and Social Responsibility
   •  GASP 156A: Visual Arts of the 20th Century
   •  GASP 156D: History of Ancient Roman Art and Architecture
   •  GASP 156E: History of Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
   •  GASP 157: Critical Photography
   •  GASP 158B: Women, Gender, and Art in Islamic Cultures
   •  GASP 159: Topics in Visual Culture
   •  GASP 160: Film Theory and Criticism
   •  GASP 164A: Advanced Topics in Film and Video
   •  GASP 171: Museums as Contested Sites
   •  GASP 172: Curatorial Methods and Practices
   •  GASP 172A: Critical Popular Music Studies
   •  GASP 172B: Global Popular Music
   •  GASP 173A: Theory and Method of Ethnomusicology
   •  GASP 174A: Music, Gender, and Sexuality
   •  GASP 175: Race and Nationalism in American Art
   •  GASP 179A: Advanced Topics in Music
   •  GASP 179B: Advanced Topics in Dance
   •  GASP 189A: Advanced Topics in Theater
 

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