Nov 13, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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.


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

   •  EECS 277: Database Systems Implementation
   •  EECS 278: Advanced Design and Analysis of Algorithms
   •  EECS 279: Approximation Algorithms
   •  EECS 280: Advanced Topics in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
   •  EECS 281: Advanced Topics in Robotics
   •  EECS 282: Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
   •  EECS 283: Advanced Topics in Intelligent Systems
   •  EECS 284: Big Data Systems and Analytics
   •  EECS 285: Advanced Topics in Motion Planning
   •  EECS 286: Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
   •  EECS 287: Computer Animation and Simulation
   •  EECS 288: Advanced Topics in High Performance Computing
   •  EECS 289: Topics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
   •  EECS 290: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Seminar
   •  EECS 295: Graduate Research
   •  EECS 298: Directed Group Study
   •  EECS 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  ENGR 040: History of Technology in Society I
   •  ENGR 041: History of Technology in Society II
   •  ENGR 045: Introduction to Materials
   •  ENGR 050: Statics
   •  ENGR 052: Computer Modeling and Analysis
   •  ENGR 053: Materials and the Environment
   •  ENGR 057: Statics and Dynamics
   •  ENGR 065: Circuit Theory
   •  ENGR 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENGR 097: Engineering Service Learning
   •  ENGR 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENGR 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  ENGR 108: BioEntrepreneurship
   •  ENGR 120: Fluid Mechanics
   •  ENGR 130: Thermodynamics
   •  ENGR 135: Heat Transfer
   •  ENGR 140: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
   •  ENGR 141: Environmental Science and Policy
   •  ENGR 151: Strength of Materials
   •  ENGR 155: Engineering Economic Analysis
   •  ENGR 158: Service Innovation
   •  ENGR 166: Analog and Digital Electronics
   •  ENGR 170: Introduction to Electron Microscopy
   •  ENGR 170L: Introduction to Electron Microscopy Laboratory
   •  ENGR 175: Information Systems for Management
   •  ENGR 180: Spatial Analysis and Modeling
   •  ENGR 190: Engineering Capstone Design
   •  ENGR 191: Professional Seminar
   •  ENGR 192: Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists
   •  ENGR 193: Engineering Capstone Design I
   •  ENGR 194: Engineering Capstone Design II
   •  ENGR 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENGR 197: Engineering Service Learning
   •  ENGR 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENGR 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  ENGR 208: BioEntrepreneurship
   •  ENGR 270: Introduction to Electron Microscopy
   •  ENGR 270L: Introduction to Electron Microscopy Laboratory
   •  ENGR 292: Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists
   •  ENGR 295: Graduate Research
   •  ENGR 298: Directed Group Study
   •  ENGR 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  ENG 010: Foundations of Literary Studies
   •  ENG 017: Why Harry Potter? Why Literature?
   •  ENG 018: Crime and Horror in Victorian Literature and Culture
   •  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 050: Readings in Close Reading
   •  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 067: Environmental Ethics in Beast Fables
   •  ENG 071: Literature of Illness and Disability
   •  ENG 090: Topics in Literature
   •  ENG 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice
   •  ENG 101: Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, 800-1660
   •  ENG 102: Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830
   •  ENG 103: British and American Literature, 1830-1940
   •  ENG 104: Postwar, Postcolonial, Postmodern Literature and Culture: 1945 to the present
   •  ENG 105: Shakespeare’s Medieval Inheritance
   •  ENG 106: Early English Drama
   •  ENG 107: “The Age of Enlightenment” in the Long Eighteenth Century
   •  ENG 108: Romanticism and Apocalypse
   •  ENG 109: Encounters with Islam in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature
   •  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

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