Aug 16, 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.

 

Biological Sciences

  
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    BIO 184: Object Oriented Programming for Biologists


    Units: 4

    Object oriented programming using the coding language Python, cover basic concepts such as input files, output files and text searching and parsing, lists loops and arrays and will also cover more advanced topics including functions, libraries, sequence data and mathematics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 1

    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

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


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    BIO 188: Evolutionary Medicine


    Units: 3

    Teaches the range of topics covered by evolutionary medicine, which include human genetic variation, mismatches to modernity, reproductive medicine, degenerative disease, host–pathogen interactions and insights from comparisons with other species. Introduces the concept of evolutionary thinking as a complimentary approach to established approaches in medical science.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 140 or BIO 141
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIO 189: Behavioral Ecology


    Units: 4

    Develops an understanding of animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 141
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    BIO 192: Communicating Science


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 2

    Development of skills to effectively communicate scientific topics to broad audiences.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 4

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIO 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Group or individual research projects in the biological sciences under the direction of a BIO faculty member.

    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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    BIO 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Group directed study in the biological sciences under the guidance of a BIO faculty member.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    BIO 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 6

    Independent study in the biological sciences under the direction of a BIO faculty member.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    ESS 155: Microbial Symbiosis


    Units: 4

    Focuses on symbiotic interactions between eukaryotes and microbes, and the molecular and genetic techniques that enable their study. Course materials focus on the fundamental concepts of symbioses— their evolution, ecology, and role in plant- animal- and human health. Includes a genomics bioinformatics lab component and individual research projects.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: BIO 155
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 002 and BIO 140
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 001: Preparatory Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Preparation for general chemistry. Units of measurement, dimensional analysis, significant figures; elementary concepts of volume, mass, force, pressure, energy, density, temperature, heat, work; fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure; the mole concept; acids and bases; stoichiometry; properties of the states of matter; gas laws; solutions, concentrations. NOTE: Chemistry 1 satisfies no requirements other than contribution to the 120 units required for graduation. Designed for students who need additional help prior to enrollment in General Chemistry.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Cannot be taken for credit after successfully completing: CHEM 002
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 002: General Chemistry I


    Units: 4

    First semester of a two-semester general chemistry sequence. Stoichiometric calculations, types of chemical reactions, properties of gases, thermochemistry, introduction to chemical equilibrium, basic atomic structure and atomic orbital theory, periodic properties, and chemical bonding. The concepts and quantitative skills introduced in lecture are reinforced by a discussion and laboratory section.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 002H


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    CHEM 002H: Honors General Chemistry I


    Units: 4

    First semester of a two-semester honors general chemistry sequence. Stoichiometric calculations, types of chemical reactions, properties of gases, thermochemistry, introduction to chemical equilibrium, basic atomic structure and atomic orbital theory, periodic properties, and chemical bonding. Concepts and quantitative skills introduced in lecture are reinforced by a discussion and laboratory section.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 001 with B or better, or equivalent exam
    Concurrent Prerequisites: MATH 021 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 002


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    CHEM 008: Principles of Organic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Molecular shapes and charge distributions; resonance; electron delocalization; organic structures, nomenclature and isomerism, stereochemistry; optical activity; organic reactions; IR spectroscopy; intermolecular forces. Rational approaches to organic mechanism are emphasized.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 002 with A- or better, or CHEM 002H with A- or better, or CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam)
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 008L
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    CHEM 8 should be equivalent to CHEM 8H and CHEM 8L should be equivalent to CHEM 8HL.


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    CHEM 008H: Honors Principles of Organic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Molecular shapes and charge distributions; resonance; electron delocalization; organic structures, nomenclature and isomerism, stereochemistry; optical activity; organic reactions; IR spectroscopy; intermolecular forces. Rational approaches to organic mechanism are emphasized.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 010 with A- or better, or CHEM 010H with B- or better, or equivalent exam
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 008HL
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 008 and CHEM 008L


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    CHEM 008HL: Honors Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab


    Units: 1

    Molecular shapes and charge distributions; resonance; electron delocalization; organic structures, nomenclature and isomerism, stereochemistry; optical activity; organic reactions; IR spectroscopy; intermolecular forces. Rational approaches to organic mechanism are emphasized.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 010 with A- or better, or CHEM 010H with B- or better, or equivalent exam)
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 008H
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 008 and CHEM 008L


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    CHEM 008L: Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab


    Units: 1

    Molecular shapes and charge distributions; resonance; electron delocalization; organic structures, nomenclature and isomerism, stereochemistry; optical activity; organic reactions; IR spectroscopy; intermolecular forces. Rational approaches to organic mechanism are emphasized.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 002 with A- or better, or CHEM 002H with A- or better, or CHEM 010 or CHEM 010H or equivalent exam)
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 008
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 008H and CHEM 008HL


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    CHEM 010: General Chemistry II


    Units: 4

    Second semester of a two-semester general chemistry sequence. Addresses properties of gases, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, properties of solids and liquids, and nuclear chemistry. The concepts and quantitative skills introduced in lecture are reinforced by a discussion and laboratory section.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 002 or CHEM 002H or equivalent exam
    Concurrent Prerequisites: MATH 011 or MATH 021 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 010H


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    CHEM 010H: Honors General Chemistry II


    Units: 4

    Second semester of a two-semester general chemistry sequence. Addresses properties of gases, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, properties of solids and liquids, and nuclear chemistry. The concepts and quantitative skills introduced in lecture are reinforced by a discussion and laboratory section.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 002 with A- or better, or CHEM 002H with B- or better, or equivalent exam
    Concurrent Prerequisites: MATH 012 or MATH 022, or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Course is equivalent to CHEM 010


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    CHEM 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Laboratory, field, theoretical, and/or computational research under the supervision of a faculty member on a topic of mutual interest. A written report is required.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 6

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHEM 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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    CHEM 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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    CHEM 100: Organic Synthesis and Mechanism


    Units: 3

    Reactions, syntheses, purification and characterization of all of the major classes of organic compounds. Includes standard organic reaction mechanisms and bioorganic mechanism. A retrosynthetic approach to synthetic design is emphasized.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

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


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    CHEM 100L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Units: 1

    Laboratory experiments in synthetic methods and chemical and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds. Emphasis is on microscale techniques.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 008L or CHEM 008HL
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 100
    Not open to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemical Sciences (Undergraduate) - CHEM

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 101L: Advanced Synthetic Laboratory


    Units: 2

    Laboratory experiments in synthetic methods and chemical and spectroscopic characterization of organic and inorganic compounds. Emphasis is on microscale techniques.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 008L or CHEM 008HL
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 100
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemical Sciences (Undergraduate) - CHEM

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 111: Biochemistry I


    Units: 4

    Advanced study of proteins, enzymes, enzyme kinetics, and carbohydrates metabolism in living organisms.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: BIO 101
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method

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


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    CHEM 112: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy


    Units: 4

    Theory and practical application of molecular quantum mechanics. Schrodinger equation and matrix representations of quantum mechanics; simple exactly solvable model problems; calculation of observable properties; vibrational and electronic wave functions; approximation methods; quantum mechanics of spectroscopy.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 010  or CHEM 010H  or equivalent exam) and MATH 024  and (PHYS 009  or PHYS 009H )
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 113: Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics


    Units: 4

    Statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics, taught from a perspective that develops the behavior of bulk matter from molecular properties.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Discussion included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (CHEM 010  or CHEM 010H  or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 009  or PHYS 009H ) and MATH 024  
    Concurrent Prerequisites: MATH 032  
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    CHEM 112  recommended


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    CHEM 115: Instrumental Analysis and Bioanalytical Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Spectroscopic, electrochemical, and separation methods of chemical analysis including bioanalytical techniques.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 112
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 120: Inorganic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Descriptive inorganic chemistry, reactivity, inorganic spectroscopy, group theory, and crystallography.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

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


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    CHEM 122: Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


    Units: 4

    Mechanisms of amino acid, nucleic acid, and lipid metabolism plus advanced mechanisms of gene expression, signal transduction, and regulation of gene expression.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: BIO 102
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: BIO 101 or CHEM 111
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 130: Organic Spectroscopy and Computation


    Units: 3

    Modern methods and tools employed for the determination of organic molecular structure including NMR [1D and 2D FT], IR, and UV spectroscopy. Applications of quantum mechanical concepts and methods to understand and predict organic structures and reactivities. Computational modeling methods, including force field and quantum mechanical computer calculations.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 100 and CHEM 112
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 131: Molecular Spectroscopy


    Units: 3

    Time-dependent quantum mechanics; interaction of radiation with matter; electronic spectra of atoms and molecules; vibrational, rotational, and Raman spectra; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 133: Biophysical Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Biochemical kinetics, solution thermodynamics of biochemical systems, multiple equilibria, hydrodynamics, energy levels, spectroscopy, and bonding. Three-dimensional structure of proteins, forces that stabilize protein structures, protein folding, prediction of protein structure from sequence. Three-dimensional structure of DNA and RNA, sequence-specific recognition of DNA and RNA, RNA-catalyzed processes.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 113 and (CHEM 111 or BIO 101)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 140: Nanoscale Materials Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Introduction to the properties of matter on size scales intermediate between atoms or molecules and bulk matter, with emphasis on metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles. Synthesis, characterization, physical and chemical properties, and applications of these materials.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 100 and CHEM 113 and CHEM 120
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 150: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Laboratory


    Units: 2

    Laboratory experiments focusing on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 120
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 153: Physical Chemistry Laboratory


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to modern laboratory instrumentation and experimental techniques in physical chemistry. It consists of a number of experiments that use different techniques to explore fundamental concepts in spectroscopy, kinetics, and chemical thermodynamics.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 155: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory


    Units: 2

    Introduces students to the major concepts of instrumental analysis and to some of the instrumental techniques most commonly used in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. It emphasizes the use of modern, commercial instrumentation to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of the physical properties and chemical composition of samples.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Writing in the Discipline
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Concurrent Prerequisites: CHEM 115
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 160: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Chemists


    Units: 3

    Teaches the tools and principles of scientific computing, covering the Linux operating system, shell scripting, data analysis using R, and scientific programming in Python with an emphasis on data analysis and simulations relevant to chemistry. Course involves interactive lecture/laboratory sessions where students gain experience doing scientific computing on local and remote computers.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: CHEM 260
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: MATH 022 or MATH 032 or equivalent exam
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 181: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics


    Units: 4

    Teaches the principles and practice of molecular dynamics simulation using lectures and laboratory exercises. Topics include statistical mechanics of molecular systems, equations of state, transport coefficients, phase transitions, polymer dynamics and biomolecular simulations of DNA and proteins.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: CHEM 281
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: (BIO 001 or equivalent exam) and CHEM 113 and (CHEM 008 or CHEM 008H) and (MATH 011 or MATH 021 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H or PHYS 018 or equivalent exam) and (MATH 015 or CSE 020 or BIO 180 or MATH 032 or CHEM 160 or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 190: Advanced Topics in Chemistry


    Units: 3

    In-depth treatment of a timely advanced topic in chemistry as selected by the faculty. More than one section covering different topics may be offered.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHEM 194: Ethics and Communication in Chemistry


    Units: 1

    Addresses two key competencies that all professional chemists need: scientific ethics and oral communication skills. Scientific and professional ethics are taught through lectures, readings, and discussion of case studies. Oral communication skills are addressed through lectures and by having each student present a scientific seminar.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Culminating Experience
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemical Sciences (Undergraduate) - CHEM

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Laboratory, field, theoretical, and/or computational research under the supervision of a faculty member on a topic of mutual interest. A written report is required.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 6

    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHEM 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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    CHEM 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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    Syllabus

    CHEM 200: Advanced Organic Synthesis


    Units: 3

    Logical approaches to designing syntheses of target organic compounds. Introduction to retrosynthetic analyses and background on the reactions needed to achieve common syntheses; protecting groups and stereoselective methodologies. Classic syntheses are discussed in the context of modern methods. Introduction to literature search tools, a practical estimate of the reliability of published protocols, and references on chemical purification.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    One year of organic chemistry


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    CHEM 201: Organic and Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms


    Units: 3

    Thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and molecular orbital theory are used to explain reactivity, product distributions, the stability of intermediates, and transition state structure. Elements of computational chemistry, kinetic methods of interrogation, linear free energy relationships, kinetic isotope effects, and other methods for empirically constructing plausible reaction mechanisms.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    One year of organic chemistry and one year of physical chemistry


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    CHEM 202: Bioorganic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    The molecular basis of biological processes. Methods by which enzymes catalyze organic reactions; experimental methods by which the mechanisms of enzyme-catalyzed reactions are elucidated; chemistry of disease states and drug action.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    One year of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry


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    CHEM 205: Principles of NMR Spectroscopy


    Units: 3

    Provides a solid intellectual foundation in NMR spectroscopy. It also helps students apply organizing principles toward a diverse array of problems in modern research, including, but not limited to, small and large molecule analysis, chemical shift assignment strategies, multidimensional experiments, and measuring the motional regimes of macromolecules.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 210: Reactions and Reactivity of Organometallic Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Introduction to the structure and reactivity of organometallic complexes. Emphasis on how structural changes affect the reactivity patterns of catalytic reactions using transition metal catalysts. Strong focus on analyzing and predicting the mechanism of organometallic reactions.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    Syllabus

    CHEM 212: Molecular and Solid State Quantum Chemistry


    Units: 3

    Theory and practical application of molecular quantum mechanics. Schrödinger equation and matrix representations of quantum mechanics; simple exactly solvable model problems; calculation of observable properties; vibrational and electronic wave functions; approximation methods; quantum mechanics of spectroscopy. Graduate requirements include computer laboratory and a computational project.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 214: Statistical Thermodynamics


    Units: 3

    Includes a treatment of statistical mechanical ensembles, applications of equilibrium statistical mechanics to interacting and noninteracting systems and the connection to classical thermodynamics, numerical simulation techniques, and an introduction to topics in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 215: Chemical Kinetics


    Units: 3

    The rates and mechanisms of elementary reactions, unimolecular reactions, reactions in the gas phase, in solutions and on surfaces. Energy and charge transfer phenomenon. Kinetics of surface and enzyme catalysis. Kinetic modeling of multistep reactions.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112 and CHEM 113 or graduate standing in Chemistry or Physics
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 225: Molecular Electronic Structure


    Units: 3

    Modern theoretical methods, algorithms, and computational tools for understanding the energetics and properties of molecules. This includes molecular mechanics, semi-empirical methods, but with a focus on ab initio based approaches. Electronic structure methods such as Hartree-Fock, density functional theory, couples-cluster, and configuration interaction will be introduced.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 212
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Graduate) - CCB
    • Physics (Graduate) - PHYI
    • IGP Bio Eng & Sm Scale Tech (Graduate) - IGBT
    • Quantitative & Systems Biology (Graduate) - QSB
    • Applied Mathematics (Graduate) - AMAT
    • Bioengineering (Graduate) - BIOE
    • Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering (Graduate) - MBSE

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    Syllabus

    CHEM 231: Molecular Spectroscopy


    Units: 3

    Time-dependent quantum mechanics; interaction of radiation with matter; electronic spectra of atoms and molecules; vibrational, rotational, and Raman spectra; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction. Modern experimental and theoretical methods in spectroscopy. Graduate requirements include a term paper critically evaluating a recent technique in spectroscopy.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CHEM 212
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 243: Interdisciplinary Computational Graduate Education


    Units: 1

    Focuses on teaching first-year graduate students from a variety of graduate programs skills in computational methods, programming languages, team science, project development, problem solving, social networking, and career preparation.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: COGS 243, EECS 243, MATH 243, ME 243, PHYS 243, PSY 243, QSB 243
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHEM 250: Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces


    Units: 3

    Provides a solid intellectual foundation in surface chemistry. Aims to help students apply the organizing principles of surfaces and interfaces toward a diverse array of problems in modern research, including but not limited to catalysis, energy conversion, environmental remediation, microelectronics, nanoscience, and biointerfaces.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    Presumes basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics


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    CHEM 260: Introduction to Scientific Computing


    Units: 3

    Teaches the tools and principles of scientific computing, covering the Linux operating system, programming tools and editors, shell scripting, data analysis using R, and scientific programming using interpreted and compiled languages. Involves interactive lecture/laboratory sessions where students will gain experience doing scientific computing on both local and remote computers.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 270: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies


    Units: 3

    Designed to increase the writing proficiency of graduate students, with a focus on strategies for reading critically, organizing and developing thoughts, choosing appropriate vocabulary, and generating and revising writing in a given scientific field. Topics address scientific disciplines. Projects may include writing abstracts, research reports, literature reviews, posters, and grant proposals.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: MATH 270, PHYS 270, QSB 270
    Normal Letter Grade with Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Open only to following major/minor(s):
    • Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Graduate) - CCB
    • Physics (Graduate) - PHYI
    • Quantitative & Systems Biology (Graduate) - QSB
    • Applied Mathematics (Graduate) - AMAT

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 281: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics


    Units: 4

    Teaches the principles and practice of molecular dynamics simulation using lectures and laboratory exercises. Topics include statistical mechanics of molecular systems, equations of state, transport coefficients, phase transitions, polymer dynamics and biomolecular simulations of DNA and proteins.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: CHEM 181
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 285: Seminar: Nanomaterials for Space Exploration


    Units: 1

    Designed for students in materials engineering, physics, and chemistry. Intended to expose students to various nanomaterial-based devices, foster students’ critical thinking in postulating feasible approaches, and develop students’ communication and presentation skills.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: BEST 285, ME 285, PHYS 285
    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 290: Current Topics in Physics and Chemistry


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 3

    Exploration of current research directions, problems, and techniques in molecular and materials chemistry, physics, and engineering. Course format emphasizes student-led presentation, analysis, and discussion of reading assignments from the current and recent scientific literature. Topics are determined by the instructor and change each semester.

    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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    CHEM 291: Physics and Chemistry Seminar


    Units: 1

    Graduate seminar in physics and chemistry.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Crosslisted with: PHYS 291
    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHEM 295: Graduate Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 15

    Supervised research.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHEM 298: Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 6

    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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    CHEM 299: Directed Independent Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 6

    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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Chicano Chicana Studies

  
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    CCST 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: ENG 032, SPAN 060
    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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    CCST 113: Latino and Immigrant Health


    Units: 4

    Examines predictors of health for refugees and immigrant to the US, and their descendants, paying particular attention to Latinos. Examines the effects of acculturation on health, and shifts in health and health-related behavioral outcomes between refugees or immigrants and second and third (and beyond) generations.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: PH 113
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

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


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    CCST 195: Upper Division Undergrad Research


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

    Directed undergraduate research is essential for exposing students to the possibilities of academic inquiry in their fields of interest. A course of this nature is of especial importance for interdisciplinary programs like CCST in which research questions can be approached from multiple, complementary angles.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Normal Letter Grade only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CCST 060 or SPAN 060 or ENG 032
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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Chinese

  
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    CHN 001: Elementary Chinese I


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Chinese (Mandarin).

    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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    CHN 002: Elementary Chinese II


    Units: 4

    Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Chinese (Mandarin).

    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: CHN 001 or equivalent exam or three years of high school level Chinese
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHN 003: Intermediate Chinese I


    Units: 4

    Review of modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) pronunciation and grammar as well as pinyin and simplified characters. Emphasizes speaking and writing skills. Readings are utilized to build cultural understanding.

    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: CHN 002 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHN 004: Intermediate Chinese II


    Units: 4

    Review of modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) pronunciation and grammar as well as pinyin and simplified characters. Emphasizes speaking and writing skills. Readings are utilized to build cultural understanding.

    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: CHN 003 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    CHN 092: Internship in Chinese


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHN 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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    CHN 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Group project under faculty supervision.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHN 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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    CHN 192: Internship in Chinese


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    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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    CHN 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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    CHN 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Group project under faculty supervision.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    CHN 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 5

    Independent project under faculty supervision.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: Unlimited

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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Cognitive Science

  
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    COGS 001: Introduction to Cognitive Science


    Units: 4

    An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science. Basic issues related to cognition, including perception, memory, language, learning, problem solving, spatial cognition, attention, mental imagery, consciousness, brain damage, development, and artificial intelligence, are considered from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, computer science, and neuroscience.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 005: Introduction to Language and Linguistics


    Units: 4

    An introduction to the scientific study of language. Topics include phonology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, language acquisition, and natural discourse.

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
    • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past
    • Badge: Diversity and Identity
    • Badge: Global Awareness
    • Badge: Ethics
    • Badge: Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 013: Scientific Thinking


    Units: 4

    Explores science as an approach to reasoning, as a social process, and as coordinated cultural institutions. Both the benefits and the limitations of science are discussed. Established cognitive biases are described, common errors of thought (such as logical fallacies) are introduced, and the ways in which scientific methods work to overcome these problems are explained. Additional topics include: science and the media; science and society; and methods for detecting pseudoscience, hoaxes, and scams.

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

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

    GE Requirements
    • Badge: Scientific Method

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 092: Internship in Cognitive Science


    Lower Unit Limit: 1
    Upper Unit Limit: 4

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

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 2

    Pass/No Pass only

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: Yes


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    COGS 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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    COGS 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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    COGS 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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    COGS 101: Mind, Brain, and Computation


    Units: 4

    Further explores the issues covered in COGS 001 , but with greater emphasis on computation, brain structure, neurological deficits, and the connection between mind and brain.

    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: Natural Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis
    • Badge: Quantitative and Numerical Analysis
    • Badge: Practical and Applied Knowledge

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: COGS 001 or PSY 001 or equivalent exam
    Open only to the following class level(s):
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior

    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 103: Introduction to Neural Networks in Cognitive Science


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the use of neural networks in the study of cognitive phenomena. Topics include perception, attention, language, memory, and biologically realistic model neurons.

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

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

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


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    COGS 104: Complex Adaptive Systems


    Units: 4

    Introduction to the study of complex phenomena using dynamical computer simulations, which exhibit emergent properties, sensitivity to initial conditions, fractal structure, phase transitions in random graphs, and shifts from stability to meta-stability to chaos. Matlab projects include: probability games, neural networks, the Lorenz attractor, the logistic map, the Mandelbrot set.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Conjoined with: COGS 204
    Discussion and Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

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


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    COGS 105: Research Methods for Cognitive Scientists


    Units: 4

    Methods used for conducting interdisciplinary research in cognitive science. Topics range from identifying interesting problems, applying methods and theory to everyday cognitive tasks, designing projects, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, modeling data, and writing up results. Lab work and group projects are included.

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

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: PSY 010 and (COGS 001 or PSY 001 or equivalent exam)
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 110: Philosophy of Cognitive Science


    Units: 4

    Consideration of philosophical and foundational issues in cognitive science, including the Turing Test, the Chinese Room argument, the nature of cognitive architecture, animal cognition, connectionism vs. symbolic artificial intelligence, and the possibility of thinking machines.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: PHIL 110
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: PHIL 001 or COGS 001
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 110A: Topics in Philosophy of Cognitive Science


    Units: 4

    Special topics in philosophy of cognitive science. Consideration of empirical work in cognitive science in relation to such topics as personal identity, the self, brain injury, emotion, and morality.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: Yes
    Repeat Limit: 3

    Crosslisted with: PHIL 110A
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: COGS 001 or PSY 001 or PHIL 001 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 122: Modeling Social Behavior


    Units: 4

    Introduces the use of agent-based models to understand complex systems, especially social and evolutionary systems. Discussion of important agent-based models in the history of complex systems research. Hands-on work building and analyzing your own models.

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

    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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

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


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    COGS 123: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience


    Units: 4

    Design and analysis of computational simulations of human behavior and brain function. Techniques for modeling active membranes, individual neurons, the dynamics produced by recurrent excitation and lateral inhibition, synaptic plasticity, and the computational role of neurotransmitters. Formal models of perception, attention, learning, memory, language, categorization, and cognitive control.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: CSE 173
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: COGS 001 and any upper-division COGS course
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 125: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


    Units: 4

    Overview of the main concepts and methods underlying the construction and analysis of intelligent systems, including agent architectures, problem solving, heuristic search, knowledge representation, reasoning, planning, communication, perception, robotics, and machine learning. Includes a laboratory component in which intelligent systems are constructed and examined.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Crosslisted with: CSE 175
    Laboratory included
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Prerequisite: CSE 021 or equivalent exam
    Instructor Permission Required: No
    COGS 001 recommended


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    COGS 127: Modern Everyday Cognition


    Units: 4

    Examination of core findings from cognitive science and their application to modern life. Topics include the integration of cognition and technology, change in real and virtual social structures, influence of technology on social systems, use of virtual crowds to solve problems, and more. Readings and activities draw from many disciplines.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

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


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    COGS 128: Cognitive Engineering


    Units: 4

    This survey provides an introduction to cognitive engineering, with an emphasis on cognitive science. Topics include human computer interaction, human robot interaction, speech recognition systems, animated characters, virtual reality systems, ubiquitous computing, computer supported cooperative work, and the implications of cognitive science research on the design and use of electronic devices and user interfaces in the 21st Century.

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

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


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    COGS 130: Cognitive Neuroscience


    Units: 4

    Explores brain systems involved in mental processes including perception, attention, language, reasoning, spatial cognition, memory, and decision-making. Neurobiological evidence for functional subsystems within these processes and the evolution of specialized systems are considered through examining findings from animal studies, human behavior and development research, and brain imaging studies.

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

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

    GE Requirements
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Social Science
    • Upper Division: Crossroads

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 140: Perception and Action


    Units: 4

    Surveys key theories and experimental procedures for studying perception and action. Topics include psychophysics; perception of color, space, shape and motion; pattern recognition; perceptual attention; principles of human action and motor control; perception-action coupling; applied domains of perception and action including sports and robotics.

    Course Details
    Repeatable for Credit: No
    Normal Letter Grade only

    GE Requirements
    • Upper Division: Crossroads
    • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science
    • Badge: Scientific Method
    • Badge: Media and Visual Analysis

    Requisites and Restrictions
    Instructor Permission Required: No


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    COGS 141: Vision


    Units: 4

    Survey of vision from interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics include: neurophysiological structure and function; psychophysical methods; color, motion, and form perception; spatial perception and attention; evolutionary perspectives; philosophy of visual consciousness; models of vision; applied technologies; the role of vision in art, film, and other expression.

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

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


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