Nov 26, 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.

 

Environmental Systems

  
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    ES 200: Environmental Systems


    Units: 3

    Exploration of linkages in environmental systems and tools to evaluate important features of those systems. This is done by examining the characteristics of different Earth compartments (pedosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere) in terms of mass and energy balance, residence times and interactions. To provide a context, we examine how each of these compartments interacts with the global water cycle.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 201: Environmental Soil Science


    Units: 4

    An introduction to principles of soil science designed for graduate students in Environmental Systems and other groups. ES 201 examines the soil as a natural resource and soils as ecosystems. Soil is the reservoir on which most life on earth depends, as the primary source of food, feed, forage, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Soil plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity and environmental stability. Environmental soil science explores the major physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, and fundamental processes that regulate interaction of the terrestrial biosphere with other components of the earth system.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ESS 170
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 201L: Environmental Soil Science Lab


    Units: 1

    An introduction to principles of soil science designed for graduate students in Environmental Systems and other groups. ES 201  examines the soil as a natural resource and soils as ecosystems. Soil is the reservoir on which most life on earth depends, as the primary source of food, feed, forage, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Soil plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity and environmental stability. Environmental soil science explores the major physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, and fundamental processes that regulate interaction of the terrestrial biosphere with other components of the earth system.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ESS 170L
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Concurrent Prerequisites: ES 201
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 203: Geochemistry of Earth Systems


    Units: 3

    Quantitative analysis of Earth systems using principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and isotope geochemistry; solution-mineral equilibrium and phase relations; equilibrium and reactive transport approaches to modeling geochemical processes at ambient and elevated temperatures. Graduate requirements include individual student projects.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 204: Organic Geochemistry


    Units: 3

    Focus on organic chemical reactions in soils and sedimentary environments. Topics include the formation and weathering of natural organic matter and reactions of natural organic matter with pollutants. Graduate requirements include individual additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 205: Biogeochemistry


    Units: 4

    Examines biogeochemical cycles in watersheds, streams, oceans, and lakes for the elements of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur and other metals such as mercury. Includes weekly lecture and discussion sections. Assignments consist of problem sets, reading and discussion of scientific articles, and student analysis of case studies.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ESS 105
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 206: Instrumental and Spectroscopic Methods in Environmental Systems


    Units: 3

    Instrumental and spectroscopic methods and quantitative analysis applied to the study of environmental materials, including inorganic, organic, and biological samples. Emphasis on practical applications and individual student research projects. Laboratory included.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Prior knowledge of Environmental Chemistry recommended


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    ES 207: Environmental Data Analysis


    Units: 3

    The objective of this class is to provide students with probabilistic and statistical methods to analyze environmental data. This class emphasizes both theoretical and applied aspects of data analysis methods. Weekly lab exercises are from environmental applications. Topics include: distribution, hypothesis test, linear regression, multiple regression, uncertainty analysis, outlier detection, sample design, and spatial and temporal data analysis.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 208: Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Earth Materials


    Units: 3

    Surface, colloid, and interfacial chemistry related to soil, environmental, and microbial applications; properties, energetics, and reactivity of surfaces and interfaces of Earth materials; the role of mineral surfaces in promoting and catalyzing chemical phenomena at phase boundaries. Graduate requirements include individual additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 209: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth Materials


    Units: 3

    Chemical principles, structure, and bonding of minerals and Earth materials, including crystallography (symmetry, space groups, group theory), coordination chemistry, bonding models (valence bond, crystal field, and MO theories), and electronic and magnetic properties.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Conjoined with: ESS 109
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ESS 100 and CHEM 010
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 210: Environmental Organic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Processes governing the distribution and transformation of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the environment. Topics include chemical-physical properties of organic chemicals, sorption processes, bioaccumulation, chemical transformations, photochemical transformations and modeling concepts.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ENVE 171
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ENVE 100 or ESS 100
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 212: Subsurface Hydrology


    Units: 4

    Hydrologic and geologic factors controlling the occurrence and use of groundwater on regional and local scales. Physical, mathematical, geologic, and engineering concepts fundamental to subsurface hydrologic processes. Introduction to ground-water flow and transport modeling, with emphasis on model construction and simulation.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ESS 112
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 214: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States


    Units: 3

    Principles of snow formation, occurrence, and measurement; components of evapotranspiration; runoff generation; groundwater recharge processes; water resource assessments; and resource management. Focus on California and the southwestern US. Design project. Graduate requirements include more in-depth investigation of one or more topics and preparation of paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 218: Global Change Biology


    Units: 3

    Addresses different global change processes (climate change, habitat fragmentation, ozone pollution etc.); their impacts on organisms; and interactions and feedbacks between various global change factors and biological processes. Readings are taken from the recent scientific literature. Students will write a review article on a topic of their choice.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 218
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 221: Environmental Microbiology


    Units: 4

    Fundamentals of environmental microbiology: physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, growth energetics and kinetics, ecology, pathogenicity, and genetics, with application to both engineered and natural environmental systems. Specific applications to water, wastewater, and the environmental fate of pollutants. Graduate requirements include additional projects.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 222: Dynamics of Organic Matter in Soils and Sediments


    Units: 3

    A focus on dynamics of organic matter (OM) in soil and sediments. The course will explore the formation, storage, loss, and transformations of OM from physical, chemical, and biological perspectives. We will cover linkages of OM dynamics with atmospheric composition of greenhouse gases and their future climatic implications.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 224: Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology


    Units: 3

    Ecosystem ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Focus on energy, water and nutrient flows through the living (plants, animals, microbes) and nonliving (soils, atmosphere) components of ecosystems. We examine both natural and human-modified terrestrial ecosystems. Graduate requirements include preparation and peer review of a research proposal.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 225: Microbial Ecology


    Units: 3

    Advanced study of microbiological systems and techniques.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 226: Environmental Genomics


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the principles and methods of genomics as applied to the understanding of ecosystems. Topics include population genetics, adaptation to environmental change, and genomic analysis of environmental microbial communities; experimental and computational methods relevant to environmental genomics. Graduate requirements include additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 227: Flora of California


    Units: 4

    An introduction to the plant diversity of California. It consists of lectures and labs focusing on plant identification in the foothills of the Central Sierra Nevada and covers concepts such as endemism, plant/soil interactions, and vegetation types.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: BIO 133, ESS 133
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 228: Ecological Modeling


    Units: 3

    An advanced study of modeling population dynamics and the flow of energy and matter in ecosystems. Graduate requirements include additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 229: Paleoecology


    Units: 3

    Introduction to the relationships of fossil organisms to one another and to their physical environment, focusing on terrestrial paleoecology of the past 2.5 million years. This class will introduce pass environments, discuss common proxies for studying paleoecology, and examine ecological principles as applies to the past. Recommended prior to enrollment: one upper division Ecology or Earth System Science course.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: BIO 129, ESS 129
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 148
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 230: Ecological Genetics


    Units: 3

    Reviews theory and experimental methods in quantitative genetics and molecular ecology to infer ecological, evolutionary, and genetic processes. Topic areas include natural selection and biological adaptation, the analysis or quantitative traits, landscape genetics, and conservation genetics among other topics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 230
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Environmental Systems (Graduate) - ESYS, Quantitative & Systems Biology (Graduate) - QSB

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 232: Applied Climatology


    Units: 3

    Spatial and temporal patterns in climate and their association with land surface characteristics and processes. Methods for exploiting these for hypothesis testing, modeling, and forecasting. Applications include seasonal forecasting, ecological modeling, and analysis of processes such as flooding and wildfire.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ENVE 116, ESS 132
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 234: Air Pollution and Resources


    Units: 3

    Atmospheric sciences and meteorology. Chemistry of air pollutants and its fate. Gas-to-particle conversion. Nucleation and coagulation of aerosol. Oxidizing power of the troposphere. Ozone pollution. Wet and dry pollutants deposition. Air quality modeling. Global climate change. Impact on human health and natural environment.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Conjoined with: ENVE 130
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 235: Heat Transfer


    Units: 4

    Study of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, with applications to engineering problems. Graduate requirements include in-depth investigation of one or more topics and preparation of paper.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 236: Advanced Mass Transfer


    Units: 3

    Steady and unsteady mass diffusion; mass convection, simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Fick’s law in a moving medium; similarity and integral methods in mass transfer; high mass transfer theory; research project in mass transport. Knowledge of Heat Transfer is essential for success in this course.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ME 236
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 237: Viscous Flows


    Units: 4

    Study of the Navier-Stokes equations; Stokes’ problems; creeping flows; internal and external flows; similarity and integral methods in boundary layer flows; stability and transition to turbulence.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Crosslisted with: ME 251
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: ENGR 135 or ES 235
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 238: Air Pollution Control


    Units: 3

    Physical and chemical principles for the capturing of air pollutants. Design of air pollution controls devices for particulate and gaseous pollutants emitted from stationary and mobile sources. State and Federal Regulations for point, mobile and area sources. Economics aspects of air pollution control to meet ambient air quality standards. In case studies, particular issues are addressed as they relate to the San Joaquin Valley.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ENVE 132
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 240: Water Resources Planning and Management


    Units: 3

    Basic concepts of and issues in water resources management, water resources planning, institutional and policy processes. Quantitative analytical methods in water resources planning and management; introduction to systems analysis, multi-objective planning, and risk assessment. Design project. Graduate requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 241: Natural Resource Management


    Units: 3

    Covers planning, policy, management and governance of natural resources. Includes topics on systems involving wildfire, water, climate change, recreation, conservation, and extractive industries. Emphasis on interdisciplinary frameworks that address human dimensions of environmental change and resource use. Emphasis on the greater Southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley region.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Environmental Systems (Graduate) - ESYS

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 244: Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution


    Units: 4

    Provides the theory behind reconstruction of evolutionary relationships and introduces the comparative methods and tools of phylogenetics. Topics include use of morphological, molecular, and fossil data in distance, parsimony, likelihood, and Bayesian frameworks for investigating geographic patterns and rates of speciation, phenotypic evolution, diversification, extinction, and biogeography.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 244
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 245: Biogeography


    Units: 3

    Explores a diversity of current topics in Biogeography, providing an overview of the field’s history, development, and a prospectus for its near future. We will consider relevant methods, advances in related fields, and application of biogeographic information in a changing world.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Crosslisted with: QSB 245
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 246: Community Ecology


    Units: 3

    Major themes and current topics in community ecology, including patterns in the diversity, abundance, and composition of species in communities and the processes underlying these patterns such as environmental filtering, species interactions, evolutionary history, and neutral processes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 246
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    BIO 148 recommended


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    ES 248: Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution


    Units: 3

    Utilizes directed readings and discussion of classical and current literature in ecology and evolutionary biology, focusing on literature that emphasizes systems concepts of population variation and linkages across scales from genes to ecosystems.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 248
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Students are expected to have completed college-level, introductory courses in ecology and/or evolution before taking this course.


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    ES 249: Topics in the History, Philosophy, and Practice of Science


    Units: 3

    Explores special topics in the history, philosophy, and practice of science, such as the nature of interdisciplinary interactions, the concept of “paradigm shift”, relationships between politics and science, and the influence of new technologies. Does not fulfill the “third course requirement” of QSB degrees except by petition to QSB EPC.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Crosslisted with: QSB 249
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 252: Remote Sensing of the Environment


    Units: 4

    Fundamental and advanced concepts of electromagnetic remote sensing, information extraction and applications in environmental monitoring. Advanced topics include principles of image extraction, image correction, image enhancement, classification methods, and new development of sensor techniques. Reading materials and final research projects are required for graduate students.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 256: Ecological Dynamics


    Units: 4

    Survey of theoretical ecology, involving a tour through population dynamics, stochastic processes, and ecological networks. Both analytical and numerical (computational) approaches will be used to build and examine dynamic models, as well as to assess the role of theoretical vs. empirical approaches to understand the ecological processes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: QSB 256
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 260: Sustainable Energy


    Units: 4

    Current systems for energy supply and use. Renewable energy resources, transport, storage, and transformation technologies. Technological opportunities for improving end-use energy efficiency. Recovery, sequestration, and disposal of greenhouse gases from fossil-fuel combustion. Graduate requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: ENVE 160
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 262: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems


    Units: 3

    Concepts and applications of solar thermal processes; applications of solar collectors for water heating; active and passive building heating and cooling; fundamentals and design of wind energy systems; economics of solar energy. Graduate-level requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 264: Energy Policy


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to contemporary energy policy and presents fundamental tools for modeling firm and market behavior in the energy sector.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: MIST 264
    Conjoined with: MIST 164, ENVE 164
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 270: Contaminant Fate and Transport


    Units: 3

    Properties and behavior of organic and metal contaminants, in soils, groundwater, surface waters, and air. Emphasis on phase transfer and transport for organic compounds; complexation and surface processes for metals. Topics include modeling of environmentally important compounds, photochemical reactions, natural organic matter, sorption phenomena. Graduate-level requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 274: Stable Isotope Ecology


    Units: 4

    Students will learn about stable isotope systems including carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, sulfur and strontium. They will learn chemistry, physics, biology, and ecology of isotope compositions and fractionations. A lab component will teach sample preparation techniques. Students will measure samples and analyze data. Discussion period will discuss primary literature.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: BIO 174, ESS 174
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 280: Natural Treatment Systems


    Units: 3

    Natural treatment systems presents a comprehensive overview of engineered wetland-based systems to remove pollutants from wastewater. Focusing on nutrient removal in free water surface treatment wetlands. Special attention is paid to developing the P-k-C* model to predict pollutant removal and other methods to quantify uncertainty in pollutant removal.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Environmental Systems (Graduate) - ESYS

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 290: Topics in Environmental Systems


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 3

    Under faculty supervision, group of students meets each week for a semester in a student-led study group to pursue a specific topic of their choice that is not covered in other department courses.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    ES 291: Environmental Systems Seminar


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 3

    Seminar on advanced engineering and science topics, environmental systems research, and relevant case studies.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    Syllabus

    ES 292: Topics in Environmental Systems


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 6

    Treatment of a special topic or theme in environmental systems. May be repeated for credit in a different subject area.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Conjoined with: ESS 192
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    Syllabus

    ES 295: Graduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Supervised research.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ES 298: Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Group project under faculty supervision.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ES 299: Directed Independent Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 12

    Independent project under faculty supervision.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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French

  
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    FRE 001: Elementary French I


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding French. Classes conducted in French.

    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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    FRE 002: Elementary French II


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding French. Classes conducted in French.

    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: FRE 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    FRE 003: Intermediate French I


    Units: 4

    A review of French grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on reading to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in French.

    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: FRE 002 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    FRE 004: Intermediate French II


    Units: 4

    A review of French grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on reading to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in French.

    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: FRE 003 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    FRE 092: Internship in French


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    FRE 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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    FRE 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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    FRE 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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    FRE 103: French Composition and Conversation


    Units: 4

    Develops students’ abilities to communicate in spoken and written French at an advanced level. Emphasizes the importance of the interaction between writer, reader, purpose and message. Focuses on the four major modes of writing and oral practice.

    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
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

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


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    FRE 192: Internship in French


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    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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Geography

  
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    GEOG 010: Introduction to Spatial Analysis


    Units: 4

    Teaches the value of geography as a basis for organizing and discovering information; the nature and meaning of maps, and the concepts and tools for spatial analysis: the description, organization, linkage, manipulation and communication of geographical information.

    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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    GEOG 141: Environmental Science and Policy


    Units: 4

    In depth-analysis of environmental case studies. Focus on science critical to policy development and implementation, the policy-making process and policy outcomes. Special emphasis on interaction between scientific information and policy-making. Example topics include Western water resources, biodiversity conservation and global warming. Emphasis on written and oral communication and critical analysis.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: ENGR 141, ESS 141
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (WRI 010 or equivalent exam) and any lower-division BIO, ECON, ENVE, ESS, POLI, or PUBP course or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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Global Arts Studies Program

  
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    GASP 001: Introduction to Global Arts Studies


    Units: 4

    Study of global arts with an integrated approach that examines visual arts, music, and a variety of other subjects offered by the Global Arts Studies Program.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 002: Introduction to Music Studies


    Units: 4

    Mechanics of musical structure and the proper language with which to describe it. Students will learn to hear and analyze music in terms of rhythm and meter, timbre, dynamics, form, texture, and pitch, with a special focus on melody and functional harmony.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 003: Introduction to Visual Culture


    Units: 4

    An introduction to visual material in art and mass media from cultures throughout the world. Emphasizes the development of students’ own critical skills in analyzing and understanding visual culture. Topics include artworks from the antiquity to postmodernism, as well as issues in mass media, pop culture, and cyberspace.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 004: Introduction to Arts and Cultural Studies


    Units: 4

    Introduction to a range of debates in cultural studies concerned with the impact race, gender, sexuality and class, for example, exert on cultural production, cultural identity and representation and/or aesthetics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 005: Introduction to Arts and Technology


    Units: 4

    Familiarizes students with academic debates regarding the relationship between technology writ large and artistic production, distribution and consumption - as well as creation, critique and pleasure.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 006: Global Art History


    Units: 4

    Survey of global art and architecture from pre-history to contemporary times with an emphasis on the socio-cultural influence of the arts. Attention will be paid to developing skills of formal and contextual analysis. The aim is to establish a foundation in the study of art history.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

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


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    GASP 007: Music in Society


    Units: 4

    Studies the roles music can play in relation to social structures and institutions, individual and group relations, and identity formation as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, nationality, and religion. Special attention will paid to issues of genre and style.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: GASP 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 010: Drawing I


    Units: 4

    A course in basic drawing.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 011: Painting I


    Units: 4

    Introduction to painting.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 012A: Sculpture I


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to the traditional additive and subtractive sculptural methods along with contemporary sculptural processes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 013A: Design I


    Units: 4

    The goal of this introductory design course is to introduce and strengthen a student’s understanding of the elements and principles of design.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 014: Photography I


    Units: 4

    Introduction to photography.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 015A: Multimedia I


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to conventional and unconventional techniques in two dimensional and three dimensional arts. Variety of techniques are covered such as screen printing, block printing, acrylic transfer, encaustic, casting, jewelry design, carving and construction, mixed media photography, illustration, and fiber art. Course work includes hands-on projects, research and writing.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 020: Video I


    Units: 4

    Teaches students basic techniques of video making and art.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 026A: Experimental Inter-Arts Ensemble


    Units: 2

    The ensemble is organized around the mission of exploring fundamental of social art and music-making by whatever means necessary. Each term the ensemble is rebuilt from scratch by the participants, based on their particular backgrounds, interests, and desires.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 9

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 030A: Latin Music Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of a Latin musical tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Audition or consent of instructor


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    GASP 030B: South Asian Music Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Designed to introduce student musicians to a South Asian musical tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Audition or consent of instructor


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    GASP 030C: Swing Band


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of big band music.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Audition or consent of instructor


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    GASP 030D: Nordic Music Ensemble


    Units: 2

    This course will introduce students to the repertoire and performance practices of a Nordic musical tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Audition or consent of instructor


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    GASP 031A: Latin Dance Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Designed to introduce student musicians to a Latin American dance tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 031B: South Asian Dance Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Designed to introduce student musicians to a South Asian dance tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 031C: Swing Dance Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of swing dance.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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  •  

    GASP 031D: Nordic Dance Ensemble


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of a Nordic dance tradition.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 8

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 034A: Songwriting


    Units: 4

    Develop an interrelated set of practical tools for writing and performing original songs. We will learn about songwriting in a variety of genres, styles, and forms, both as a theoretical concern and as practice.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 035: Film History


    Units: 4

    Examines the history of cinema from its inception to the contemporary period. Deals with cinema’s relationship to new media and digital technology. Students will acquire general knowledge of film language that developed in multiple historical and cultural contexts.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 036A: Making Electronic Music


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to making music with digital audio workstations, synthesizers, samplers, and other software tools. Students create compositions exploring approaches from popular genres such as hip hop and electronic dance music as well as noise, ambient, experimental, and avant-garde.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 041A: Performative Storytelling


    Units: 2

    Designed to teach students a range of performative storytelling techniques, developing skills in movement, vocal expression, use of space, and audience engagement.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 055A: Arts of Asia


    Units: 4

    An introduction to Asian visual arts (modern-day Pakistan to Japan) from the early civilizations to the present. Given the breadth of the material, objects will be thematically contextualized. We will examine how political authority, religion, trade, gender, colonialism, and nationalism among other issues of identity politics influence artistic production.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: HIST 055A
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 055B: Arts of the Islamic World


    Units: 4

    An introduction to the arts of the Islamic world (7th-century – present). Painting, architecture, metalwork, ceramics, and contemporary arts will be situated in their socio-cultural contexts. Issues of power and patronage, regionalism, identity, Orientalism, and cultural interaction within the framework of artistic production and reception will be examined.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: HIST 055
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 055C: History of European Art and Architecture


    Units: 4

    Examines the cultures and history of Europe from the Paleolithic Period through contemporary art today. Addresses wide range of art production including architecture, sculpture, and painting. Explores works in their social context, addressing issues of patronage, class, gender, material culture, world exploration, and religious development and conflict, among other topics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 056: Contemporary Art


    Units: 4

    History and theory of contemporary art in a global context.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

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

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 057: History and Practice of Photography


    Units: 4

    Students will examine critical texts on the history and theory of photography, study photographers from diverse backgrounds, and investigate cultural and socio-political issues in photographic practice and production. Students will also acquire some basic photographic techniques.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 059: Topics in Visual Culture


    Units: 4

    A lecture on a specific topic in the study of visual culture, which may change from semester to semester.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 060: Introduction to Film Analysis


    Units: 4

    Addresses the formal language of film.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 060A: Anime and Animation


    Units: 4

    Histories and theories of anime and animation.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Global Awareness

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 064A: Topics in Film and Video


    Units: 4

    A specific topic in the study of film and video, which may change from semester to semester.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 065A: Bollywood


    Units: 4

    Introduces students to commercial Hindi cinema (“Bollywood”). Among other things, this course will address India’s nation building project, depictions of urban spaces, gender roles, the Indian diaspora, and the cultural politics of Hindi films and songs. Close attention will be paid to cinematic and musical production techniques.

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

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    GASP 066A: The American Musical


    Units: 4

    Explores the relationship between the American musical and “American-ness.” Ideas about what it means to be an American have been expressed on the musical stage and have both reflected and helped form those ideas.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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