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    University of California Merced
   
 
  Nov 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.

 

Anthropology

   •  ANTH 001: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
   •  ANTH 003: Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology
   •  ANTH 005: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTH 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  ANTH 092: Internship in Anthropology
   •  ANTH 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ANTH 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  ANTH 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  ANTH 100: History of Anthropological Thought and Practice
   •  ANTH 110: Migration, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging
   •  ANTH 111: The Anthropology of Globalization
   •  ANTH 112: Political Anthropology
   •  ANTH 113: Urban Anthropology
   •  ANTH 114: Social Memory
   •  ANTH 116: Indigenous Activism in the Americas
   •  ANTH 117: The Anthropology of Citizenship
   •  ANTH 120: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
   •  ANTH 121: Ethnomedicine
   •  ANTH 122: Anthropological Perspectives on Religion and Healing
   •  ANTH 124: Ethnopsychology
   •  ANTH 126: Anthropological Approaches to Gender
   •  ANTH 130: Material Culture
   •  ANTH 131: Space and Place: An Anthropological Perspective
   •  ANTH 132: Archaeological Interpretation
   •  ANTH 134: Dynamics of Small-scale Societies
   •  ANTH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice
   •  ANTH 141: Writing Narrative for Archaeology
   •  ANTH 142: Archaeology of Colonialism
   •  ANTH 144: Archaeology of Religion
   •  ANTH 146: Topics in Small-Scale Societies
   •  ANTH 148: Topics in Complex Societies
   •  ANTH 150: Race and Human Variation
   •  ANTH 151: Human Adaptability
   •  ANTH 152: Dying, Death, and Dead Persons
   •  ANTH 155: Paleodemography
   •  ANTH 160: Human Origins
   •  ANTH 162: Growth, Development, and Human Evolution
   •  ANTH 169: Trends in Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTH 170: Ethnographic Methods
   •  ANTH 172: Ethnohistory
   •  ANTH 174: Lithic Artifact Analysis
   •  ANTH 175: Ceramic Analysis
   •  ANTH 176: Archaeological Field Methods
   •  ANTH 178: Human Osteology
   •  ANTH 179: Bioarchaeology
   •  ANTH 190: Topics in Anthropology
   •  ANTH 192: Internship in Anthropology
   •  ANTH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ANTH 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ANTH 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Bioengineering

   •  BIOE 021: Computing for Bioengineers
   •  BIOE 030: Introduction to Bioengineering
   •  BIOE 060: Signals and Systems for Bioengineers
   •  BIOE 065: Biocircuits Theory
   •  BIOE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  BIOE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  BIOE 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  BIOE 100: Physiology for Engineers
   •  BIOE 101: Modeling of Nanoscale Processes in Biology
   •  BIOE 102: Biosensors
   •  BIOE 103: Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
   •  BIOE 104: Biotransport
   •  BIOE 106: Cell Biology for Engineers
   •  BIOE 108: Genetic Engineering
   •  BIOE 110: Self-Assembling Molecular Systems
   •  BIOE 111: Biomembranes
   •  BIOE 112: Biomolecule-Substrate Interactions
   •  BIOE 113: Bioinstrumentation
   •  BIOE 114: Tissue Engineering Design
   •  BIOE 117: Lab on a Chip: Developing 3rd World Diagnostics for Global Health
   •  BIOE 120: Physiology for Engineers: Lab Only
   •  BIOE 124: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
   •  BIOE 126: Nanodevice Fabrication: Bridging Research and Education
   •  BIOE 130: Biothermodynamics
   •  BIOE 135: Biochemistry for Engineers
   •  BIOE 140: Biomolecular Engineering
   •  BIOE 150: Bioengineering Design
   •  BIOE 166: Bioelectronics
   •  BIOE 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  BIOE 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  BIOE 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Bio Engineering Small Scale Technology

   •  BEST 200: Special Topics in Bioengineering
   •  BEST 201: Special Topics in Materials
   •  BEST 204: Materials Kinetics and Processing
   •  BEST 210: Structure and Properties of Materials
   •  BEST 211: Synthetic Biology
   •  BEST 214: Tissue Engineering Design
   •  BEST 217: Lab on a Chip: Developing 3rd World Diagnostics for Global Health
   •  BEST 219: Materials Simulations
   •  BEST 220: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
   •  BEST 221: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
   •  BEST 224: Polymeric Materials
   •  BEST 226: Nanodevice Fabrication: Bridging Research and Education
   •  BEST 240: Biomolecular Engineering
   •  BEST 285: Seminar: Nanomaterials for Space Exploration
   •  BEST 291: Research Seminar
   •  BEST 292: Group Meeting
   •  BEST 293: Journal Club
   •  BEST 294: Responsible Conduct in Research
   •  BEST 295: Graduate Research
 

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