Jul 25, 2024  
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.

 

Sociology

  
  • SOC 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation


    Lower Unit Limit: 2
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Research and writing of dissertation in sociology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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Spanish

  
  • SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 002: Elementary Spanish II


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Lower Division: Language
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 003: Intermediate Spanish I


    Units: 4

    Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on readings to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 002 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 004: Intermediate Spanish II


    Units: 4

    Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on readings to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 003 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 010: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I


    Units: 4

    For native speakers with limited experience in grammar and composition. Emphasis on formal language study and writing. Course conducted in Spanish.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Native speaker proficiency required


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  • SPAN 011: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II


    Units: 4

    For native speakers with limited experience in grammar and composition. Emphasis on formal language study and writing. Course conducted in Spanish.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 010 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 050: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures


    Units: 4

    An examination of representative works of Spanish and Latin American authors produced from Medieval times through the 18th century.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or SPAN 011 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 051: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures II


    Units: 4

    Survey of the history and major works of Peninsular, Latin American and Latino literatures from the 19th. C to the 21st. C.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or SPAN 011 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 060: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences


    Units: 4

    Introduction to Chicano/a cultural practices and experiences, with emphasis on the ties between culture, race, gender, social class, language, historical developments, artistic and literary expression, migration and transculturation. We will analyze changes in Chicano/a culture and cultural practices as Chicanos/as adapted to different historical and social circumstances. Taught in English.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: CCST 060, ENG 032
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Sustainability
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 090X: Freshman Seminar


    Units: 1

    Examination of a topic in Spanish.

    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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  • SPAN 092: Internship in Spanish


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • SPAN 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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  • SPAN 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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  • SPAN 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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  • SPAN 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice


    Units: 4

    Introduction to issues and approaches in literary theory and criticism, with an emphasis on applications of methods to selected literary texts. Provides an interdisciplinary survey and analysis of the critical tradition as well its major movements, schools, thinkers, tensions, and interventions. Documents and critical readings prepare students for textual interpretation.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ENG 100
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • English (Undergraduate) - ENG
    • Spanish (Undergraduate) - SPAN

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

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 103: Spanish Composition and Conversation


    Units: 4

    To develop a student’s abilities to communicate in spoken and written Spanish, we emphasize the importance of the interaction between writer, reader, purpose and message. We focus on the four major modes of writing: description, narration, exposition and argumentation. Oral practice is also be a major component in this course.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or SPAN 011 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 105: Hispanic Cultures I


    Units: 4

    The study of the cultures of the Hispanic world from an interdisciplinary perspective. Covers the period ending in the nineteenth century, emphasizing conversation and composition.

    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: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 106: Hispanic Cultures II


    Units: 4

    Hispanic cultural manifestations from an interdisciplinary perspective. Covers from the nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing conversation and composition.

    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: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 107: Spanish for Health Professionals


    Units: 4

    Provides students with the medical Spanish vocabulary and intercultural issues to improve their interaction with Spanish speaking patients.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or SPAN 011 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 108: Spanish for Business and Management


    Units: 4

    Provides advanced-intermediate and advanced level students of Spanish with the Spanish business vocabulary and expressions used to carry out business with Hispanic individuals or companies. The course will focus on the development of communicative skills and communicative strategies for business.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or SPAN 011 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 111: Empire, The Postcolonial, and Representation: Reading East & West


    Units: 4

    An analysis of the fictionalization of current issues related to migration from West and North Africa to Europe.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual 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: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 112: Chicano/a Literature Written in Spanish


    Units: 4

    Overview of Chicano/a literature written in Spanish, from colonial times to the present. Main aspects to be covered include: literary history, Chicano/a Spanish, ethnicity and race, gender parameters, the aesthetics of the borderlands, class and regional variations, migration and diaspora, children’s literature, among others.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or ENG 032 or CCST 060 or SPAN 060 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 113: U.S. Latino/a Literature


    Units: 4

    Representative overview of U.S. Latino literature, from colonial times to the present. Through the analysis of works from different genres, the student is exposed to the main themes, techniques, styles, etc. of some of the most influential Latino authors, including several writers from the Central Valley. Taught in English.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ENG 113
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CCST 060 or SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or SPAN 060 or ENG 032 or ENG 101 or ENG 102 or ENG 103 or ENG 104 or any ENG course numbered between 050-089 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 114: Latinos/as in Children’s Literature and Film


    Units: 4

    In-depth study of Latinos/as in children’s literature and film, with special attention to issues of representation and self-representation, reception, publishing, markets, stereotypes, historical evolution, bilingualism and other linguistic issues. Combines film analysis and literary criticism to explore how Latinos/as have been represented (and have represented themselves). Taught in English.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ENG 114
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CCST 060 or SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or SPAN 060 or ENG 032 or ENG 101 or ENG 102 or ENG 103 or ENG 104 or any ENG course numbered between 050-089 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 115: Chicano/a Literature


    Units: 4

    Representative overview of Chicano/a literature, from colonial times to the present. Main aspects to be covered include: literary history, bilingualism and literature, ethnicity and race, gender parameters, the aesthetics of the borderlands, class and regional variations, migration and diaspora, children’s literature, among others. Taught in English.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ENG 115
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CCST 060 or SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or SPAN 060 or ENG 032 or ENG 101 or ENG 102 or ENG 103 or ENG 104 or any ENG course numbered between 050-089 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 121: Spanish Golden Age


    Units: 4

    Study through theater, novel and poetry of Renaissance and Baroque Peninsular literature (1492-1680): the poetry of Garcilaso, Lope de Vega and the Spanish Baroque Theater; Cervantes and the origins of the modern novel; Quevedo and Conceptism; and Góngora and Culteranism.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 122: Spanish (Peninsular) 18-19 Centuries


    Units: 4

    Representative works of Spanish/Peninsular prose fiction, theater, essay, and poetry produced during the 18th and 19th centuries. Students will become familiarized with texts that vary from Neoclassicism to Realism/Naturalism. Also, they will have an understanding of socio-historical phenomena such as the Industrial Revolution, The Enlightenment, and The 1st International Socialist.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 123: Spanish (Peninsular) 20-21 Centuries


    Units: 4

    Survey from the Generation of ‘98, through Generation of ‘27, the Civil War, Francoist and Post-Francoist literature, to contemporary voices. The course takes a critical look at the constructions of Spain and “Spanishness,” seeking to build a more complex understanding of its cultures. Will be taught in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 130: The Transatlantic Baroque


    Units: 4

    Explores the literary connections between Spain and Latin America in this most significant time of Spanish-language letters. Special attention is paid to commerce and cultural contact, travel writing, center and periphery, literary representation, arts, music, and other relevant cultural forms of the times.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 131: Transatlantic Modernismo


    Units: 4

    Study through poetry, novel, essay and chronicle of principal characteristics of Spanish-American and Peninsular Modernismo.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 140: Latin American Colonial Literature


    Units: 4

    Survey of indigenous and Latin American Literature until 1888, with a special emphasis on the Popol Vuh. It covers the most representative works in three literary genres: narrative, poetry, and theater.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 143: Latin American Literature since Independence


    Units: 4

    Survey of Latin American Literature since Independence. It covers representative works in narrative, poetry, and theater.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 144: Caribbean Literatures and Cultures


    Units: 4

    Examines representative works of Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican prose fiction produced during the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will focus on key aspects that have contributed to the culture of this region, including ethnicity, race, dictatorship, revolution, exile, and religion.

    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: Media and Visual 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: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 145: Novel of the Latin American Dictator


    Units: 4

    Examines the representation of the dictator and the mediation of the mysteries of power in Latin American novels.

    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: Media and Visual 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: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 146: Latin American Film and Fiction


    Units: 4

    Compares novels and plays by Latin American authors with their filmic renditions. It explores how film and fiction are used to interpret different social and historical events in Latin America. Course taught in English.

    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: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 147: Latin American Boom


    Units: 4

    An examination of the main novels of the authors of the Latin American Boom.

    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: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 148: The Narrative World of Mario Vargas Llosa


    Units: 4

    Examines Mario Vargas Llosa’s main novels, showing the Peruvian author’s dramatic shift in both politics and aesthetic goals.

    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: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 149: The Fantastic, Magical Realism, Realism, and Testimonials


    Units: 4

    In depth study of Latin American and Caribbean literature and testimonials in a comparative context, with a particular emphasis in short stories, testimonials, and short novels, resorting to realism, magical realism, and the fantastic.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 150: Asians in the Americas


    Units: 4

    Focuses on Asian migrations to the Americas and cultural production by and about Asian Latin Americans.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: CRES 150
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CRES 001 or SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or SPAN 103 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 151: Diasporas and Exiles in Latin America


    Units: 4

    Examines diasporic discourse and the representation of exile in Latin America. Includes texts and films dealing with the Asian and Jewish diaspora in Latin America, as well with economic expatriation and political exile.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 153: Bilingualism and Borders in Hispanic Literatures


    Units: 4

    Critical analysis of globalization processes and borderlands literatures in the Hispanic world. Main aspects to be covered include: bilingualism, transnationalism, cultural hybridism, borderlands aesthetics, literary historiography in the era of globalization, and border-crossing identities, among others.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or SPAN 060 or CCST 060 or ENG 032 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 154: Hispanic Drama and Performing


    Units: 4

    Study of principal characteristics of Peninsular Latin American Theater from Medieval Iberia to the 21st Century. Several canonical texts will be analyzed and discussed in class. The course will focus on key aspects that have contributed to the literature and culture of the Hispanic World.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 170: Spanish Linguistics


    Units: 4

    An introduction to the study of key areas of Spanish Linguistics such as the sound system, word form, syntactic patterns, the development of language, and regional and social variations.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 172: History of the Spanish Language


    Units: 4

    Introduces the linguistic development of the Spanish language from its Latin roots to Modern Spanish. Studies the sociocultural, historical and literary influences that have affected the linguistic evolution of the Spanish language. Describes both the internal/linguistic factors and external/social factors that impacted language changes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 170
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 173: Erotic Novel and Film


    Units: 4

    Erotic Novel and Film from Hispanic Modernism (Hoyos y Vinent, Felipe Trigo et al.) to “Neo-Eroticism,” “Generations X and Y” (Almodóvar, Lucía Etxebarria et al.), and “Dirty Realism” (Pedro Juan Gutiérrez et al.). Strong theoretical approach includes seminal works of Georges Bataille, George L. Mosse and Michel Foucault, among others.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 175: Spanish in the U.S.


    Units: 4

    Examines the sociolinguistic context of Spanish spoken in the U.S. as well as its historical and contemporary challenges. Topics covered include the language varieties spoken in the U.S., language contact, language maintenance and loss, language attitudes, and the academic needs of heritage speakers.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 177: Sociolinguistics and Latino Health


    Units: 4

    Examines the relationship between language, culture, and healthcare among Latinos in the US. Offers students a broad understanding of the health conditions affecting Latinos in the US, sociolinguistic awareness, and a comprehensive understanding of the language issues and policy measures that intersect with these conditions.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 180: Topics in Hispanic Languages and Cultures


    Units: 4

    In-depth study of Spanish Languages and/or Hispanic Culture. Possible topics include Latin American and Spanish Film, the Mexican Corrido, Gender and Latin American Popular Music.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 103
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 181: Topics in Literature and Culture


    Units: 4

    Addresses topics related to Spanish, Latin American or Latina/o literature and culture not covered in other courses offered by the Spanish Program. Except for special circumstances, the course will be offered in Spanish.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: SPAN 050 or SPAN 051 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • SPAN 192: Internship in Spanish


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

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

    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • SPAN 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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • SPAN 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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  • SPAN 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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Spark

  
  • SPRK 001: Spark Seminar


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to life at a research university. Students focus on the nature of inquiry by exploring a particular topic over the course of the semester, approaching it from multiple perspectives and possibly multiple disciplines. Students learn how to generate research questions, engage with campus and/or local resources, and think critically. Students synthesize and present their ideas in writing and other forms of communication (visual, oral, and/or numerical). For more information on specific SPRK sections, visit https://ge.ucmerced.edu/spark.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Lower Division: Spark Seminar

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Frosh cohort model.


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Undergraduate Studies

  
  • USTU 010: Introduction to Undergraduate Studies


    Units: 1

    Combining weekly, large-group, interactive lectures and small-group discussion sessions, we focus on topics related to navigating campus life and strategies for effective learning at UC Merced. Includes reflective writings and engagement in activities on campus that promote self-empowerment and academic success.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Pass/No Pass only

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

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • USTU 012: Undergraduate Studies


    Units: 1

    Practice in university level study skills including reading academic texts, writing lecture notes, organizing and rehearsing study materials, taking tests, completing timed assignments, and group presentations. Employing appropriate university communication and managing time and finances will also be addressed.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • USTU 020: Introduction to Scientific Problem Solving


    Units: 2

    The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the methods scientists use for performing rough, order-of-magnitude calculations. Topics discussed will include the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and Fermi problems.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • USTU 092: Internship in Undergraduate Studies


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • USTU 192: Internship in Undergraduate Studies


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    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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World Cultures and History

  
  • WCH 295: Graduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Supervised research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WCH 296: Research for M.A. Thesis


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 6

    Research and writing of M.A. thesis.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WCH 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation


    Lower Unit Limit: 2
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Research and writing of Ph.D. dissertation. At least one 297 course is required during each year following completion of qualifying examinations.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WCH 298: Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Group project under faculty supervision.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WCH 299: Directed Independent Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Independent project under faculty supervision.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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World Heritage

  
  • WH 001: Introduction to World Heritage


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the concept of cultural and natural World Heritage. Topics include international policy in heritage management, the role of governments and organizations in identifying and protecting heritage, methods for documenting and interpreting heritage sites, and cultural and intellectual property ethics.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 002: Introduction to Digital Heritage


    Units: 4

    Introduction to digital heritage methods and techniques for the study of past and present cultures. Focus on 3D modeling, basic remote sensing, and visualization techniques to study and visualize cultural phenomena, heritage sites, and landscapes. Weekly lectures and visualization labs on world heritage and digital heritage topics

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 003: International Heritage


    Units: 4

    Introduction to cultural heritage through the study of cultural landscapes as the visible imprint of human activity on the earth. Systematic exploration of the dimensions of cultural landscapes, including ethnicity, language, and religion. Additional emphasis on culture regions, cultural ecology, and heritage sites.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 004: World Heritage in Maps: An Introduction to Cartography and GIS


    Units: 4

    Application of Cartography and Geographic Information Systems for the study of World Heritage. Focus on spatial analysis and cartographic modeling techniques to study and make maps of cultural sites and landscapes. Weekly lectures and GIS labs on geographic topics from America, Asia, and Europe.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 010: Cultural Geography


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the study of cultural geography, and how geographical and historical factors affect the development of human cultures in particular regions and places. Focus on culture regions, cultural landscapes, and heritage sites.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 092: Internship in World Heritage


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WH 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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  • WH 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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  • WH 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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  • WH 100: Virtual Heritage and World Heritage


    Units: 4

    Introduction to virtual heritage and world heritage, definitions and methods. Students learn how to describe, analyze, contextualize, preserve, and communicate information derived from heritage resources.

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

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


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  • WH 110: 3D Modeling Cultural Heritage


    Units: 4

    Focuses on interpretative and reconstructive technologies including 3D modeling software, 3D rendering applications and video game-like simulations; projects and skill-based course. Includes analysis of local and global heritage case studies including ancient cities, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, and historical places. Weekly visualization labs on 3D modeling and digital heritage topics.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 112: GIS for World Economic History


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the study of major regions and processes in World Economic History. Focus on nineteenth century Asian and Western places of trade and commerce, and how production and marketing contributed to the historical growth and differentiation of civilizations and cultures.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ECON 112
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Economics (Undergraduate) - ECON
    • Economics Minor (Undergraduate) - ECON
    • World Heritage Minor (Undergraduate) - WH
    • Management & Business Economics (Undergraduate) - MBE
    • Management & Business Economics Minor (Undergraduate) - MBE

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 130: Introduction to Digital Archaeology


    Units: 4

    Nowadays archaeology is a digital science: from the fieldwork to the laboratory, to the Web or virtual reality systems, the data generate a very complex workflow. The course will involve the students in the comprehension of the impact of digital technologies in archaeology.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WH 001 or WH 002 or WH 003 or WH 110 or ANTH 001 or ANTH 003 or any ANTH course numbered between 130-149
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WH 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: ANTH 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
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 150: Geographic Information Systems for Cultural and Environmental Heritage


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the application of Geographic Information Systems in Heritage Studies. Focus on spatial analysis and cartographic modeling techniques to study aspects of cultural and natural heritage sites and regions in the world. Weekly GIS assignments on Europe, China, and the United States.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 160: Methods in Digital Heritage


    Units: 4

    Practical examination of digital humanities and digital heritage methods and procedures. Topics include digital documentation, 3D mapping, and remote sensing techniques applied to historic preservation, archaeology, heritage data curation, heritage communication, and public outreach.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Engineering Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

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

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 169: History and Heritage of Tibet


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the history of Tibet. Readings, lectures, and class assignments cover highland farming and nomadic land use, Buddhist religious traditions, indigenous forms of territorial control, trading networks with neighboring civilizations, and Tibetan heritage sites today in the national context of the Peoples’ Republic of China.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: HIST 169
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: Any lower-division HIST or WH course or equivalent exam or Junior/Senior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 181: Historical Geography of North America


    Units: 4

    The cultural landscape of North America has been shaped by various forces over the past 500 years, such as colonial conquests, agriculture, and industrialization. Introduces students to the study of World Heritage though the disciplinary lens of historical geography.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: HIST 181
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • 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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: Any lower-division HIST or WH course or equivalent exam or Junior/Senior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 183: The Cultural Landscape


    Units: 4

    Human societies and their impacts on landscapes reflect the values, ideals, and economic activities of different cultures and ethnicities. The objective of this course is to introduce students to the study of the Cultural Landscape though the disciplinary lenses of historical geography and heritage studies

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 185: Ethnic Geography


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to the study of Ethnicity though the disciplinary lenses of cultural geography and heritage studies. Readings and short essays will focus on the themes of indigenous peoples and migrant ethnic groups in the social and economic history of the United States.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WH 190: Topics in World Heritage


    Units: 4

    Exploration of a special topic or problem in world heritage.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: Any lower-division HIST or WH course or equivalent exam or Junior/Senior standing
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course may be repeated 3 times for credit in different subject area


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  • WH 192: Internship in World Heritage


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    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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  • WH 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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  • WH 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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  • WH 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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Writing

  
  • WRI 001: Academic Writing


    Units: 4

    Development of critical reading, thinking, and academic writing ability. Intensive practice in analysis of college-level texts and in expository writing and revision. Section placement based on the student’s UC Entry Level Writing Requirement Exam score. Completion with a grade of C or better meets University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 001A: Intensive Academic Writing


    Units: 2

    For students who are repeating WRI 001 , or students entering with AWPE scores of 4 or lower, we provide an intensive focus on academic language, including grammar, vocabulary, and editing practices.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Not available for academic credit


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  • WRI 010: College Reading and Composition


    Units: 4

    Development of college-level skills in effective use of language, analysis and argumentation, organization and strategies for creation, revision and editing.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Lower Division: Written Communication

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 011: Supplemental Instruction


    Units: 1

    Supervised by a supplemental instructor, students will complete 1 unit of additional work on reading and writing aligned with the curriculum of another lower division Writing Program course (e.g., WRI 010 ) or writing-intensive course (e.g., CORE 001 ).

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WRI 025: Introduction to Creative Writing


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the craft of writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students study literary devices and style by considering a variety of texts by published authors. In addition, we provide an opportunity to explore their own imaginative participation in the world around them. They also compose poems, short stories, and literary essays.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 010 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 030: Introduction to Professional Writing


    Units: 4

    Students develop proficiency in forms of written communication typical in academic and professional settings. In addition, students perform critical analyses of texts within a variety of rhetorical modes. Assignments emphasize responsible and ethical practices in writing to communicate in the professional world.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 010 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 040: Humanities Writing


    Units: 4

    Rhetorical conventions in history, the arts and literature will be introduced with opportunity to practice writing in humanities genres and explore stylistic mediums, analytical strategies, and research methods in the humanities.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 010 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 090: Intersections of Creative and Professional Writing


    Units: 4

    Examines the relationship between artistic and utilitarian writing techniques and priorities. Students will generate texts in various genres of creative writing and professional writing), with primary focus on why texts are constructed in different ways for multiple purposes and varied audiences.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: WRI 010 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  • WRI 092: Internship in Writing


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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  • WRI 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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