Nov 13, 2018  
2014-2015 Catalog 
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.


Quantitative and Systems Biology

   •  QSB 200: Molecular Cell Biology
   •  QSB 200: Molecular Cell Biology
   •  QSB 201: Teaching and Learning in the Sciences
   •  QSB 202: Graduate Level Biochemistry
   •  QSB 207: Physical Biochemistry
   •  QSB 212: Advanced Signal Transduction and Growth Control
   •  QSB 214: Tissue Engineering Design
   •  QSB 215: Principles of Biological Technologies
   •  QSB 217: Lab on a Chip: Developing 3rd World Diagnostics for Global Health
   •  QSB 220: Cellular Microbiology
   •  QSB 223: Human Parasitology
   •  QSB 227: Virology
   •  QSB 241: Advanced Genomic Biology
   •  QSB 242: Genome Biology
   •  QSB 244: Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution
   •  QSB 244L: Phylogenetics Laboratory: Speciation and Macroevolution
   •  QSB 245: Biogeography
   •  QSB 246: Community Ecology
   •  QSB 248: Advanced Topics in Ecology
   •  QSB 249: Topics in the History, Philosophy, and Practice of Science
   •  QSB 250: Embryos, Genes and Development
   •  QSB 251: Advanced Molecular Immunology
   •  QSB 252: Cancer Genetics and Tumor Biology
   •  QSB 253: Evolution and Development
   •  QSB 261: Human Physiology
   •  QSB 270: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies
   •  QSB 271: Advanced Neurobiology: Brain Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Diseases
   •  QSB 280: Advanced Mathematical Biology
   •  QSB 281: Molecular Dynamics and Biomolecular Simulation
   •  QSB 282: Bioinformatics
   •  QSB 283: Population Genetics
   •  QSB 289: Research Forums in Quantitative and Systems Biology
   •  QSB 290: Current Topics in Quantitative and Systems Biology
   •  QSB 291: Research Forums in Quantitative and Systems Biology
   •  QSB 292: Quantitative and Systems Biology Group Meeting
   •  QSB 293: Quantitative and Systems Biology Journal Club
   •  QSB 294: Responsible Conduct of Research
   •  QSB 295: Graduate Research
   •  QSB 296: Professional Skills Development
   •  QSB 297: Systems Biology: From Molecules to Metabolic Networks
   •  QSB 298: Directed Group Study
   •  QSB 299: Directed Independent Study
   •  QSB 399: University Teaching