Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

WORLD LANGUAGES

No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the world languages. This applies only to lower division world 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

  
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    ANTH 001: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Introduction to human culture and cultural diversity, including the methods by which anthropology–via the study of social institutions, shared practices, and collective meanings–seeks to understand how people adapt to, make sense of, and transform their worlds.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 003: Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology


    Units: 4

    Survey of theory, field and analysis methods, and objectives of anthropological archaeology. Examines how intellectual perspectives guide the ways in which archaeologists undertake their work and the types of materials they collect and analyze to study issues such as technology, exchange, subsistence, settlement, social organization, and ideology.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 005: Introduction to Biological Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Introduction to evolution and how natural selection has shaped modern human variation. Examination of non-human primate behavior and how analogous it might be to that of early humans. Discussion of culture, the fossil evidence, genetics, and inheritance.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 090X: Freshman Seminar


    Units: 1

    Examination of a topic in anthropology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 092: Internship in Anthropology


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

    Provides oversight and structure for a student’s internship in a field related to anthropology in community organizations, professional research projects, etc. connected to the study of anthropology. Students are required to write an original research paper or relevant product that demonstrates how the internship advanced their knowledge of anthropology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Supervised research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 099: Lower Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 100: History of Anthropological Thought and Practice


    Units: 4

    Historical overview of key individuals and central ideas influencing the practice of anthropology and the production of anthropological knowledge. Topics may include the disciplining of anthropology into related subfields; social evolutionism, historical particularism, British structural-functionalism; French structuralism; cultural ecology; sociobiology; symbolic and interpretive anthropology; feminist and other critiques of anthropology.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 and (ANTH 003 or ANTH 005)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 110: Migration, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging


    Units: 4

    Exploration of modern, global movements of people with a focus on the conditions, processes, and practices of contemporary national and transnational belonging. Topics include globalization, migration, immigration, Diaspora, the nation-state, national identities and cultural citizenship.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 111: The Anthropology of Globalization


    Units: 4

    Introduces anthropological approaches to the phenomenon known as “globalization.” Explores the political, social, cultural and subjective processes that accompany neoliberal economic globalization by exploring weekly research themes and case studies carried out by anthropologists.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 112: Political Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Political anthropology involves the study of formal political institutions as well as the manifestations of power in everyday life. Topics may include anthropological perspectives on: the state and other forms of political authority; social inequality; conflict; indigenous responses to colonialism and the nation-state; social movements; citizenship; governmentality; and globalization.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 113: Urban Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Examines the development of urban anthropology and major themes and research questions in the field of urban anthropology. Three core frames include the possibilities and limits of cities as global and local ethnographic sites; the past, present and future of cities; and issues of scale.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 114: Social Memory


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the practices, spaces, artifacts and media through which social memory is formed, maintained and reproduced. Topics may include: how societies remember; how the past and its representation is bound up with national and other collective identities; commemoration; heritage; and the link between history, memory, and social justice.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 116: Indigenous Activism in the Americas


    Units: 4

    Focusing on the contemporary struggles of Indigenous peoples for rights; self-determination; social, political, and environmental justice and/or increased nation-state participation. Examines how the mobilization of indigenous peoples is strengthened through regional, hemispheric and global solidarities; and how international law, media, and technology support indigenous actions for change.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 117: The Anthropology of Citizenship


    Units: 4

    Introduces anthropological approaches to citizenship. Explores how citizenship and belonging take place at scales beyond the juridico-legal definition of nationality. Examines the multiple ways of being a citizen and belonging to a place, particularly in the context of contemporary neoliberal economic globalization.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 120: Introduction to Medical Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Provides knowledge about medical anthropology, how different cultures understand human physiology and health, definitions of sickness, types of medical systems and practitioners, how cultural practices affect health, issues in gender environmental health, and how medical anthropology influences health policy.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 005
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 121: Ethnomedicine


    Units: 4

    Provides knowledge of medical systems cross culturally including the three ancient literary systems (Chinese, Ayurvedic, Greco-Arabic), shamanism, folk medicine, and biomedicine. Readings focus on the beliefs and organization of each system, types of practitioners, types of sicknesses treated, and how anthropologists research and understand these phenomena.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 120
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 122: Anthropological Perspectives on Religion and Healing


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to religion from a cross cultural perspective, and provides them with analytical techniques to understand religious phenomena. Includes fundamental constituents such myth, symbol, and ritual; consideration of how religions differently define bodies and spirits; and religion as personal and political identity.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 124: Ethnopsychology


    Units: 4

    Covers anthropological perspectives on mental states, experience of emotions, and concepts of mental normality in a variety of cultural settings. Lectures and readings will focus especially on the relationship between individual and society, the role of emotions, and the definition of psychological phenomena cross culturally.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 120
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 126: Anthropological Approaches to Gender


    Units: 4

    Examines gender and sexuality cross-culturally: cultural aspects of gender, sexuality, reproduction, and gender identity. Readings will explore definitions of male and female roles, sexual mores, issues in human reproduction, variations in definitions of sexual identity, and cultural, economic and religious aspects of gender, marriage, and family.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 120
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 129: Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Explores a timely topic in socio-cultural anthropology. Topics will vary. Any iteration will include: 1) historical background on the subject, 2) its relevance to anthropology and other disciplinary contexts and the public, 3) in-depth study of current primary literature on the topic, and 4) case studies. Students will consider the larger social and disciplinary contexts, intellectual perspectives employed, the ethnographic and other methods utilized, and analyze case study findings and implications.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 130: Material Culture


    Units: 4

    Examines the role that material objects play in human social relations, identity, and economy, including archaeological application of such knowledge to past societies. We explore the range of production and use of material objects, including theories of material culture, technology, style, meaning, memory, and agency.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 131: Space and Place: An Anthropological Perspective


    Units: 4

    Examines how space is theorized in anthropology, archaeology, and geography. Students learn multiple perspectives in thinking about spaces including how histories and identities are attached to places and landscapes, thus creating powerful or sacred symbols.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 003 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 132: Archaeological Interpretation


    Units: 4

    Survey of the history of archaeological interpretation and the schools of thought from which they were derived. Students develop an appreciation of the close relationship between method, theory, and interpretation in archaeological practice.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 134: Dynamics of Small-scale Societies


    Units: 4

    Examines ethnographic and archaeological literature on small-scale hunter-gatherer-fisher and horticultural societies, and explores how these data contribute to study of subsistence and settlement strategies, technology, exchange, demography, and social relations in the past and present.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice


    Units: 4

    Critical examination of the legal, practical, and ethical aspects of cultural heritage management in the United States and abroad. Topics include cultural resource management in public and private contexts, participation of stakeholders, the application of anthropological knowledge, and public outreach.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: WH 140
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 or WH 001 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 141: Writing Narrative for Archaeology


    Units: 4

    An integration of archaeological knowledge with narrative and analytical writing. Students develop research and writing skills while learning to use and disseminate knowledge gained by producing creative, culturally sensitive, and factually supported texts.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: WRI 141
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 and (WRI 010 or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 142: Archaeology of Colonialism


    Units: 4

    Examines theoretical perspectives, issues, and interpretations in archaeological study of the interaction between indigenous peoples, European colonists, and enslaved Africans. Topics include disease, power, resistance, colonial institutions, multi-ethnic communities, and gender relations in diverse native engagements with colonists and others from a variety of homelands.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 144: Archaeology of Religion


    Units: 4

    Examines ritual, religion, and cosmology in the archaeological record and explores theories that inform research and contribute to archaeological inferences. Takes a broad comparative approach and holistic perspective for the investigation of their historical, environmental, and social contexts.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 and ANTH 122
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 149: Topics in Anthropological Archaeology


    Units: 4

    In-depth exploration of a timely topic in anthropological archaeology. Topics will vary. Any iteration will include: (1) historical background on the subject; (2) its relevance to anthropology and other disciplinary contexts and the public; (3) in-depth study of current primary literature on the topic; and (4) case studies. Students will consider the larger social and disciplinary contexts, intellectual perspectives employed, archaeological field and laboratory methods utilized, and case study findings and implications.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 150: Race and Human Variation


    Units: 4

    Investigation of how human biological variation is studied and how the definition of such variation differs between the scientific community and the public. Topics include historical perspectives on race and eugenics, how scientific racism has shaped national policy, and how genetic diversity and the Human Genome Project have informed such issues.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 151: Human Adaptability


    Units: 4

    Examination of how humans live in marginal environments, such as extremely hot, extremely cold, or high altitude areas. Evolutionary, genetic, ecological, demographic, and cultural explanations for human biological adaptability are explored. Students consider case studies from the high Andes, Siberia, equatorial South America, and the International Space Station.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Sustainability

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 152: Dying, Death, and Dead Persons


    Units: 4

    Examination of the multiple cultural meanings of death and the dead person, including hospice, reactions to death, memorial gestures, rights to and constructions of the dead body in the U.S. legal system, cadavers in education and research, dead persons in mass disasters and human rights cases, archaeological examples, and repatriation issues.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 155: Paleodemography


    Units: 4

    Exploration of human population growth and decline, fertility and mortality, and population age and sex structure in the past without benefit of written records. Topics include the interplay of demography and hominid evolution, migration, environmental stress, the transition to agriculture, and the rise and fall of complex societies.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 and ANTH 005
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 160: Human Origins


    Units: 4

    Explores the biological heritage of humans by providing students with a rigorous grounding in modern evolutionary theory and undertaking detailed study of the phylogeny, morphology, and paleoecology of the Hominini. In addition, this course uses the fossil record to reveal the truly unique features of Homo sapiens.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 162: Growth, Development, and Human Evolution


    Units: 4

    Applies modern life history theory to understand how evolution of growth patterns contributed to divergence in adult morphology among human ancestors, as revealed by the fossil record of hominin species. We also examine the uniquely human phenomenon of childhood, and the geographic diversity observed among modern human beings.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 169: Trends in Biological Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Explores current trends in biological anthropology. Course material will vary. Possible topics may include: isotopic analysis of human nutrition; genetic studies of human variation and adaptability; life history and population studies of health and disease; studies of the interaction of the environment, human behavior, and human biology; and ethics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 170: Ethnographic Methods


    Units: 4

    Training in how to conduct field based qualitative research including learning about ethics, training in human subjects protection, skills of participant-observation, interviewing, taking field notes, and the analysis and presentation of research results. Through discussion section activities, individual research projects are designed and operationalized and preliminary research conducted.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 172: Ethnohistory


    Units: 4

    Examines the critical use of historical documents, journals, and visual images; archives; and oral history to understand past cultures and culture change. Analysis of case studies and original archival research demonstrate how these sources complement data collected through ethnographic, archaeological, or biological methods.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 003 or Junior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 174: Lithic Artifact Analysis


    Units: 4

    Systematic consideration and practical application of analytical laboratory and data recording techniques used to study stone tools and manufacturing debris. Topics include procurement; production and reuse; style and function; the organization of technology with respect to settlement and gender; and craft specialization.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Anthropology (Undergraduate) - ANTH
    • Anthropology Minor (Undergraduate) - ANTH

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 175: Ceramic Analysis


    Units: 4

    Introductory course in ceramic analyses that includes a laboratory component. Students will learn theory and methods as they are applied to ceramic artifacts and will conduct a hands-on research project using an in-house collection.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Anthropology (Undergraduate) - ANTH

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 176: Archaeological Field Methods


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the goals and methods of archaeological surface survey, excavation, and various forms of field documentation. The integration of research issues and methods is addressed through both classroom and field activities.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 003 or Junior standing in the Major
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 178: Human Osteology


    Units: 4

    Students develop a basic familiarity with human skeletal remains, including the identification of the bones of the skull, dentition, and axial and appendicular skeletons. Identification of side (i.e., left, right) and element of both intact and fragmentary remains are to be considered.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Anthropology (Undergraduate) - ANTH
    • Anthropology Minor (Undergraduate) - ANTH

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 179: Bioarchaeology


    Units: 4

    Study of human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts. Theoretical and thematic approaches in contemporary research. In-depth consideration of bioarchaeological methods used to explore pathology, occupation, geographic origins, etc. from human skeletal remains. Anthropometrics, disease, and trauma are considered, preparing students for anthropological study of both individual remains and skeletal populations.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 005
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Anthropology (Undergraduate) - ANTH
    • Anthropology Minor (Undergraduate) - ANTH

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 190: Topics in Anthropology


    Units: 4

    Exploration of a special topic or problem within or between fields in anthropology. Topics vary and course may be repeated for credit if topics differ.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ANTH 001 or ANTH 003 or ANTH 005 or Junior/Senior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ANTH 192: Internship in Anthropology


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

    Provides oversight and structure for a student’s internship in a field related to anthropology in community organizations, professional research projects, etc. connected to the study of anthropology. Students are required to write an original research paper or relevant product that demonstrates how the internship advanced their knowledge of anthropology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Supervised research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ANTH 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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Bioengineering

  
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    BIOE 021: Computing for Bioengineers


    Units: 4

    Introduction to scientific and engineering computer programming using Python with an emphasis in problems and approaches most relevant to bioengineering. Programming fundamentals are covered using specific scientific/engineering applications involving random number generation, sequences and difference equations, discrete calculus, and differential equations.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Lower Division: Language

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 030: Introduction to Bioengineering


    Units: 4

    Presents students with an overview of the creative synergies between engineering and life sciences that define the scope of Bioengineering. Examples of successful Bioengineering endeavors (devices, materials, processes, models) are provided. Discussion of current frontiers and future direction of Bioengineering, with an emphasis on information technology and nanotechnology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and (BIO 001 or equivalent exam)
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 002 or CHEM 002H or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 045: Introduction to Biomaterials


    Units: 4

    Introduction to biomaterial from a Bioengineering perspective. Topics include application of state-of-the-art biomaterial approaches to problems in tissue engineering, drug delivery, vaccines, functionalized surfaces, toxicity and host responses.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 002 or CHEM 002H or equivalent exam) and (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 060: Signals and Systems for Bioengineers


    Units: 3

    Introduction to the basic concepts and theory of analog and digital signal processing in bioengineering. Signal processing plays a growing role in a wide variety of engineering systems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: MATH 024 and BIOE 021
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 065: Biocircuits Theory


    Units: 3

    Basic concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, impedance, Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s law applied to biological circuits. Basic electric circuit analysis techniques and its application to obtain biophysical and physiological parameters. Circuits with DC and sinusoidal sources, including Laplace and Fourier Transforms applications to solve Circuit Problems in biological systems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H) and BIOE 060
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Supervised research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 099: Lower Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 100: Physiology for Engineers


    Units: 4

    Using the conceptual, analytical, modeling and design tools of engineering to achieve quantitative insights into physiological systems.  Transport mechanisms, energy transduction, feedback and feed forward control, optimization, and materials selection principles in the context of cells, tissues, and organs.  How muscles, nerves and biological fluids interact to allow you to read this course description.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIOE 135 and BIO 002 and BIOE 130 and (ENGR 065 or BIOE 065) 
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 101: Modeling of Nanoscale Processes in Biology


    Units: 3

    Advanced mathematical modeling, simulation and data analysis applied to biological problems at the molecular level; probabilistic models. Scope and limitations of these techniques. Molecular conformations and folding, protein structure, molecular interactions, binding sites, formation of aggregates and complexes, phase changes, membrane transport, physiological control systems in cells.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and MATH 023 and (BIO 001 or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    MATH 024 recommended


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    BIOE 102: Biosensors


    Units: 4

    Design of natural and artificial devices for characterizing the physical and chemical environment inside and outside living cells. Detection of metabolites, toxins, pathogens and cancers. Molecular and nanoparticle probes. Immunosensors. Nucleic acid sensors and DNA chips. Enzyme-based biosensors. Organism and whole cell-based biosensors. Natural and synthetic receptors for biosensors. Remote diagnosis.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (BIO 001 or equivalent exam) and (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam)
    Cannot be taken for credit after successfully completing: BIOE 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 103: Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation


    Units: 4

    Intended for the last-year engineering student to facilitate the student’s development into bioengineering investigation. Designed to introduce fundamental principles of circuit theory, analog and digital electronics and biological instrumentation techniques commonly used in biomedical research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or PHYS 018 or equivalent exam) and (BIO 001 or equivalent exam) and ENGR 166
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 104: Biotransport Phenomena


    Units: 4

    Introduces methods for deriving and solving differential equations that govern the transport of momentum, mass, and energy. Applications include quantitative modeling of transport in biological and biomedical systems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (BIO 001 or equivalent exam) and MATH 024 and (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H or PHYS 019)
    Concurrent Prerequisites: BIOE 021
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 106: Cell Biology for Engineers


    Units: 4

    Introduction to cell biology from bioengineering perspective. Focuses on the fundamental concepts of modern cell biology and their biomedical and bioengineering applications. Introduces fundamental principles of molecular cell biology and provides related biotechnology concepts.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (BIO 002 or BIO 100) and (CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam) and (CHEM 008 or CHEM 008H)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 108: Genetic Engineering


    Units: 3

    Explores the molecular methods and applications of recombinant DNA technology and the issues regarding their use through case studies on the effect of genetic engineering on medicine, agriculture, biology, forensics and other areas of technology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 002 and (CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 110: Self-Assembling Molecular Systems


    Units: 3

    Preparation, characterization, and applications of supramolecular structures. Factors that promote controlled molecular assembly at interfaces and in 3-D. Hydrophobic bonding and the role of water. Liquid crystalline phases. In vivo and in vitro examples of self-assembly. Biomimetic materials: the quest for adaptive responses to changes in environment, and self-healing. “Green” processing routes via biotechnology. Limitations of biomimetic materials.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and BIO 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 111: Biomembranes


    Units: 3

    The molecular and physical chemistry of membranes formed from natural and synthetic amphiphiles. Relationships between surfactant molecular structures, chemical and physical environment, and membrane assembly. Solubility of proteins in biomembranes. Pore formation and structure. Transport through biomembranes. Biomembranes as catalysts and reaction vessels. Characterization of membrane structure and properties.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and BIO 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 112: Biomolecule-Substrate Interactions


    Units: 3

    Cell receptor biology in the context of cell interactions with materials. Biomolecule adsorption to solid materials. Relevance to catalysis, adhesion, and responses to implanted biomaterials. Interactions between nanoparticles and biological tissue. Coagulation and thrombosis, infection, acute inflammation, chronic inflammation and the foreign body response, immune and tumorgenic mechanisms. Surface and interface characterization methods.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and BIO 002 and ENGR 045
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 113: Bioinstrumentation


    Units: 4

    Introduce fundamental principles of biomedical instrumentation commonly used in biomedical engineering research labs and hospitals. Techniques and principles of bioinstrumentation include biosignal and noise, biosensors, electrodes, electrocardiogram (ECG), defibrillators, pacemakers, electroencephalography (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), respiratory instruments, and optical microscopy. Biomedical circuit and electronics will be reviewed.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H or PHYS 019) and (BIO 001 or equivalent exam) and (BIOE 166 or ENGR 166)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 120: Physiology for Engineers: Lab Only


    Units: 1

    Human physiological functions in organ systems. Labs emphasize functional aspects of organs systems through experimentation. This lab should help you gain practical lab skills, scientific reasoning, understanding of physiology subject matter, and teamwork skills. Physiology laboratory is intended for transfer students that have completed the lecture portion of Physiology at another institution.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or equivalent exam) and BIO 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 124: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging


    Units: 3

    Designed to introduce fundamental principles of biomedical imaging commonly used in biomedical engineering research and applications. Techniques and principles of biomedical imaging include x-ray photon generation, x-ray imaging, fluorescence optical imaging, position emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: BEST 220
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: MATH 032 and (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H) and (BIOE 065 or ENGR 065)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 130: Biothermodynamics


    Units: 4

    Develops thermodynamic principles into a framework that is useful for addressing problems in the biological sciences. Provides a molecular perspective on thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics that is critical for analyzing biological processes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (BIO 002 or BIO 100) and (CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam) and (CHEM 008 or CHEM 008H) and MATH 032
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 135: Biochemistry for Engineers


    Units: 4

    Characterization of the macromolecules of life from structural and functional standpoints. Explores fundamental concepts of biomolecular structure and function, the properties of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates, the mechanisms for their assembly and function, and the tools/approaches used in their isolation and characterization.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (CHEM 008 or CHEM 008H) and (CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H or PHYS 019)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 140: Biomolecular Engineering


    Units: 4

    Focuses on the analysis and design of custom biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and macromolecular complexes. Students will learn the fundamentals of biomolecular structure and function, the experimental and computational tools/approaches for engineering biomolecules and their application to solving pressing problems in biotechnology, medicine and bioengineering.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIOE 135
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 150: Bioengineering Design


    Units: 3

    Students work in teams on bioengineering problems requiring design solutions. Students define the problem, propose a viable solution, acquire approval for the design, and build and test the designed device.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Sustainability

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and ENGR 045 and BIO 002 and (CHEM 008 or CHEM 008H) and ENGR 130 and ENGR 065 and ENGR 166 and (BIOE 100 or BIO 161) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or PHYS 018 or equivalent exam) and (ENGR 120 or BIOE 104)
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 166: Bioelectronics


    Units: 3

    Basic concepts analog and digital electronics and its application to bioengineering. Provides a background to design electronic instrumentation to assess physiological and molecular functions, from bioelectrical measurements to spectroscopic detection.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIOE 065
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Research credit is designed to give credit to students that elect to conduct research in a laboratory on campus. Credits are proportional to the hours spent in the laboratory (1-5 credits).

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 205: Molecular and Cell Biophysics


    Units: 4

    Using the conceptual and analytical models used in Bioengineering the student will get quantitative insights into biophysical properties of living systems. Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Lipids structure and function will be assessed using a biophysical approach. In addition, mechanical and electrical forces involved in cellular signal transduction will be explored with a top-down approach that goes from the tissue to the cell and to the molecule.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes
    Students must pass the Bioengineering graduate preliminary exam.


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    BIOE 210: Advanced Bio-thermodynamics, Bio-kinetics, and Bio-transport


    Units: 4

    Focuses on thermodynamic aspects, kinetics and transport within living and biochemical systems, designed for emerging engineering disciplines that deal with living systems. Aims to provide theoretical and conceptual principles underlying biomolecular and biological systems.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Knowledge of thermodynamics and either fluid mechanics or bio-transport phenomena strongly recommended.


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    BIOE 215: Biological Imaging and Spectroscopy


    Units: 4

    Introduces the fundamental principles of imaging and spectroscopy for biological systems, including biomolecules, cells, tissue and organisms. The general principles of biological imaging and spectroscopy will be discussed together with a variety of imaging methods, including optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray imaging, emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging; and a variety of spectroscopy techniques including optical and fluorescence spectroscopy of biomolecules, single molecule detection, x-ray and neutron diffraction, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes
    Students must pass the Bioengineering graduate preliminary exam.


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    BIOE 230: Computation and Modeling for Interdisciplinary Biophysical Sciences, Biomaterials and Biotechnology


    Units: 3

    Covers cutting-edge applications of computation and modeling tools to problems in biophysical sciences, biomaterials and biotechnology. Team of students will undertake open research projects utilizing tools and languages such as R, Python and C/C++ to address questions ranging from epidemic spreading to protein design.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: PHYS 230
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Completion of the NSF-CREST CCBM IB3 Summer Training Module in Computation and Modeling is strongly recommended.


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    BIOE 231: Imaging and Spectroscopy for Interdisciplinary Biophysical Sciences, Biomaterials and Biotechnology


    Units: 3

    Covers cutting-edge applications of imaging and spectroscopy tools to problems in biophysical sciences, biomaterials and biotechnology. Teams of students will undertake open research projects utilizing tools such as protein expression and purification, single molecule, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy to understand the structure and dynamics of biomolecules.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: PHYS 231, BEST 231
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Completion of the NSF-CREST CCBM IB3 Summer Training Module in Computation and Modeling is strongly recommended.


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    BIOE 232: Bio and Nano Fabrication for Interdisciplinary Biophysical Sciences, Biomaterials and Biotechnology


    Units: 3

    Covers cutting-edge applications of fabrication tools to problems in biophysical sciences, biomaterials and biotechnology. Teams of students will undertake open research projects utilizing tools such as lithography, electrospinning, cell culture and confocal microscopy to explore cellular and multicellular systems.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: PHYS 232, BEST 232
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Completion of the NSF-CREST CCBM IB3 Summer Training Module in Nano Biofabrication is strongly recommended.


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    BIOE 240: Biomolecular Engineering


    Units: 4

    Focuses on the analysis and design of custom biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and macromolecular complexes. Students will learn the experimental and computational tools/approaches for engineering biomolecules and how to apply these new technologies to solving some of the most pressing problems in biotechnology, medicine and bioengineering.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 291: Research Seminar


    Units: 1

    Seminar series covering various topics in bioengineering, biomaterials and materials science and engineering, and nanotechnology, hosted by Biological Engineering and Small-Scale Technologies Graduate Group.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 12

    Crosslisted with: BEST 291
    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 292: Group Meeting


    Units: 1

    Meetings to describe current research progress and future research plans of Bioengineering research groups led by Bioengineering faculty.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 12

    Crosslisted with: QSB 292
    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIOE 293: Journal Club


    Units: 1

    Student-led presentation, analysis and discussion of reading assignments from the scientific literature.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 12

    Crosslisted with: QSB 293, BEST 293
    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIOE 295: Graduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Supervised research with Bioengineering faculty.

    Course Details
    Anticipated term(s) course will be offered:
    • Fall
    • Spring

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 12

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BEST 200: Special Topics in Bioengineering


    Units: 3

    Covers background principles of cutting-edge research directions in the field of Biological Engineering. Includes 3 hours of lecture and discussion per week and significant out-of-class reading and study. The course format also emphasizes student-led presentation, analysis and discussion of reading assignments from the current and recent scientific literature.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: MATH 021 and BIO 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 201: Special Topics in Materials


    Units: 3

    Special Topics in Materials covers background principles of cutting-edge research directions in the field of material science. Includes 3 hours of lecture and discussion per week and significant out-of-class reading and study. The course format also emphasizes student-led presentation, analysis and discussion of reading assignments from the current and recent scientific literature.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: MATH 021 and PHYS 008 and BIO 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 204: Materials Kinetics and Processing


    Units: 4

    Application of kinetic principles to the study of mass transport processes transformations, and reactions. Thermal activation and rates of processes; nucleation and growth; phase transformations; control of micro- and nano-structure. Case studies relevant to the processing of metals, polymers, ceramics, and nanomaterials. Undergraduate preparation in introductory calculus, physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics highly recommended.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: MSE 111
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 210: Structure and Properties of Materials


    Units: 4

    Structure and bonding of materials and their relationship to the mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials within the context of structure-properties-processing performance relationships. Non- and quasi-crystalline materials and the role of defects. Processing and device applications.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: MSE 110
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 211: Synthetic Biology


    Units: 4

    The field of synthetic biology is quickly emerging as potentially one of the most important and profound ways by which we can understand and manipulate our physical world for desired purposes. While synthetic biology builds upon existing areas, such as genetic engineering, systems biology, and non-biological fields such as computer science, it is becoming evident that synthetic biology represents its own new engineering discipline. At the heart of synthetic biology is the aim to make the engineering of new biological functions predictable, safe, and quick and to aid in creating biological applications of benefit to society. Relevant topics in cellular and molecular biology and biophysics, dynamical and engineering systems, and design and operation of natural and synthetic circuits are covered in a concise manner that than allows the students to begin to design new biology-based systems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Graduate) - CCB
    • Physics (Graduate) - PHYI
    • IGP Bio Eng & Sm Scale Tech (Graduate) - IGBT
    • Environmental Systems (Graduate) - ESYS
    • Quantitative & Systems Biology (Graduate) - QSB
    • Mechanical Engineering (Graduate) - MECE
    • Applied Mathematics (Graduate) - AMAT
    • Elec Eng & Computer Sci (Graduate) - EECS
    • Bioengineering (Graduate) - BIOE
    • Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering (Graduate) - MBSE

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 214: Tissue Engineering Design


    Units: 4

    Tissue Engineering is an interdisciplinary field focused on developing strategies for regenerating human cells, tissues and organs. Fundamental topics will include: cell source (including stem cells, plasticity, cloning, cell differentiation and purification), cell culture and tissue organization, gene therapy, cell adhesion and migration, bioreactor and tissue-material design, tissue preservation, and immunoisolation and/or modulation.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 214
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 217: Lab on a Chip: Developing 3rd World Diagnostics for Global Health


    Units: 3

    This first-ever four campus course between UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Merced aims to 1) raise awareness and knowledge about global health issues 2) teach students critical engineering skills such as nano/micro-fabrication 3) enable students to design, build, and test their own diagnostics and 4) develop entrepreneurial skills. Students learn about tuberculosis from leading experts at UCSF and then address the dearth of sensitive diagnostics by designing and testing their own nano/micro-systems. Taught at UC Merced with tele-conferencing to the other campuses and two field trips.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 217
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 218: Advanced Bio-thermodynamics, Bio-kinetics, and Bio-transport


    Units: 4

    Focuses on thermodynamic aspects, kinetics and transport within living and biochemical systems, designed for emerging engineering disciplines that deal with living systems. Aims to provide theoretical and conceptual principles underlying biomolecular and biological systems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Knowledge of thermodynamics and either fluid mechanics or bio-transport phenomena strongly recommended.


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    BEST 219: Materials Simulations


    Units: 3

    Covers computational methods in materials research and their applications in theoretical studies. Among such methods are ab initio, molecular dynamics (MD), Mesoscale, Multiscale modeling and Finite element methods. Nanostructure evolution and materials properties will also be included. A computational MD project will be developed (lab).

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • IGP Bio Eng & Sm Scale Tech (Graduate) - IGBT
    • Bioengineering (Graduate) - BIOE
    • Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering (Graduate) - MBSE

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BEST 220: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging


    Units: 3

    Introduces fundamental principles of biomedical imaging commonly used in biomedical engineering research and applications. Techniques and principles of biomedical imaging include x-ray photon generation, x-ray imaging, fluorescence optical imaging, position emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: BIOE 124
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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