May 26, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 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. Note: For all 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. 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.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the foreign languages. This applies only to lower division foreign language courses, not upper division courses. 

More information about Course Substitutions , Grading Options , and Course Materials and Services Fees  can be found in alternate areas of the catalog.

 

Social and Cognitive Sciences

  
  • SCS 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Individual directed study for upper division students.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated for credit.


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  • SCS 210: Philosophy of Cognitive Science


    [4.0 units]

    Consideration of philosophical and foundational issues in cognitive science, such as: behaviorism, functionalism, the Turing Test, the Chinese Room argument, the nature of cognitive architecture, animal cognition, connectionism vs. symbolic artificial intelligence, consciousness, the self, free will, embodiment, and ethics.

    Prerequisite: Social and Cognitive Science majors only. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SCS 298: Directed Group Study


    [1.0-12.0 units]

    Group project under faculty supervision.

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Course may be repeated for credit. Laboratory included.


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  • SCS 299: Directed Independent Study


    [1.0-12.0 units]

    Independent project under faculty supervision.

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Course may be repeated for credit.


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Sociology

  
  • SOC 001: Introduction to Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    The study of groups, culture, collective behavior, classes and caste, community and ecology, role, status, and personality.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 009: Community Mobilization and Politics


    [4.0 units]

    Examination of political and social mobilization at the local level, including strategies for organization and advocacy.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 010: Statistics for Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to the logic and use of statistical techniques in sociological research. By the end of the course, students will have the tools to appreciate and evaluate social research, and a foundation for conducting statistical social research themselves.

    Prerequisite: MATH 005  or MATH 011  or MATH 021  or equivalent score on the Math Placement Exam. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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  • SOC 015: Sociological Research Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Provides students with a basic understanding of how to conduct social science research. Topics will include the logic of research design, issues of conceptualization and measurement, the range of data collection methods available to social scientists, and what social scientists do with data once they have collected it.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SOC 020: Social Problems


    [4.0 units]

    Social problems examines the perceptions, theories, arguments, and proposed solutions to the most vexing social issues. Explanations of these problems can be grouped into micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis. In addition, for the last 100 years researchers have examined the overlap between different social problems.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 030: Social Inequality


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the main classical and modern explanations of the causes of social, economic and political inequality. Issues include: power; processes that create/maintain inequality, the central axes of inequality in society (race/class/gender); consequences of nequality for individuals and groups; how policy can mitigate or exacerbate inequality.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 035: Introduction to Political Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    The most pressing issues of our time are addressed via the political system. This course considers the many processes that influence the political system and political outcomes. By drawing on the insights of sociology, we will better understand these processes and how the political system works.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 036: Globalization


    [4.0 units]

    Surveys major global social trends over the last few centuries. Specifically, we examine the rise of bureaucracy, industrial capitalism, and national social movements/revolutions to assist us in comprehending current social trends such as the network society, neo-liberal economic restructuring, international social movements, and global conflict.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SOC 070: Introduction to Crime and Deviance


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the process of criminal justice in the US and address major theories of crime and deviance. In addition: how individuals and social groups are processed through the criminal court system; historical changes in correctional philosophy and organizational structure; inmate socialization, and social environment changes in U.S. prisons.

    Discussion included.


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  • SOC 092: Internship in Sociology


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

    Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SOC 100: Sociological Theory


    [4.0 units]

    Sociological theory explores many big questions that people have pondered for centuries, including inequality and why it is tolerated, social change and how it occurs, and social order and how it is maintained. This course provides an introduction to sociological theory, examining both classic and contemporary schools of sociological thought.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and SOC 001  and any additional lower division SOC course. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 107: Law and Society


    [4.0 units]

    Familiarizes students with the interrelated fields of criminology, law and society studies, and criminal justice studies. Organized around three well-established interdisciplinary literatures: criminology, sociolegal studies, and criminal justice studies.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 108: Advanced Topics in Criminology


    [4.0 units]

    Sociological concepts and theories are used to analyze the nature, extent, and causes of crime beyond an introductory level, based upon systemic scientific analysis of data. Exploration of criminal trends and analysis of crime as well as the dynamics of law, social control, treatment processes, and victimology will be evaluated.

    Prerequisite: SOC 070  Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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  • SOC 110: Social Movements, Protest and Collective Action


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to the social scientific study of social protest (meaning all forms of non-routine, or contentious politics) and collective action. Examines organized collective efforts to promote or resist change in society that rely, in some part, on non-institutionalized forms of political action.

    Prerequisite: POLI 001  or SOC 001  or PUBP 001  or consent of instructor.


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  • SOC 111: Environmental Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    Provides an overview of major issues in the field of environmental sociology. Students will learn to critically evaluate the dominant paradigms explaining environmental crisis. The course draws from a number of prominent environmental issues and case studies.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or POLI 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 115: Political Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    Sociological analysis of types of political organization and action and their relations to elements of social life. Topics include: Social movements, voting, interest group politics, protest behavior, revolutions, human rights, global political diffusion, and other elements of the interaction between the political structure and everyday life.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or POLI 001  or PUBP 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 120: Sociology of Culture


    [4.0 units]

    The sociology of culture is both an approach to, and a subject within sociology. This course will explore central themes and issues in the sociology of culture, such as: What is the relation of the cultural forms studied by humanists to the social structures studied by sociologists and political scientists?

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or ANTH 001  or POLI 001  or ECON 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 130: Social Stratification


    [4.0 units]

    Classical and modern explanations of the causes of social, economic and political inequality. Issues include the central axes of inequality in society (race/class/gender); power; processes that create/maintain inequality; and the consequences of inequality for individuals and groups.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or SOC 030  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 131: Urban Inequality


    [4.0 units]

    Examines a small selection of the work on urban poverty in the United States in a seminar setting. We examine in depth theories behind the evolution of the urban poor, as well as the impact of poverty upon individuals.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or POLI 001  or PUBP 001  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 132: Sociology of Education


    [4.0 units]

    Focuses on how social forces (such as politics, economics, demographics and institutional context) create variation in school practices, and how variation in school practices affects individual student achievement and behavior. Students will also become familiar with presenting, interpreting, and discussing public education data.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or SOC 030  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 134: Sports and Society


    [4.0 units]

    Sports are often dismissed as unimportant to society’s working. However, some of society’s most important moments, racial integration (Jackie Robinson), gender equality (Title IX), and recognition of new nations (Olympics) have been through sports. We examine the dynamics sports play in society, focusing on issues of race, gender and nationality.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or ANTH 001  or POLI 001  or consent of instructor.


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  • SOC 140: Organizational Behavior


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the evolution of the modern organization, focusing on approaches to strategy and organizational environments. We read social scientific analyses and case studies to trace the history of bureaucratic organizations, and study social science perspectives that emphasize the variation of current organizational forms.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or ANTH 001  or POLI 001 . Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SOC 145: Sociology of Health


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to some key sociological theories and empirical research on health and illness. Course topics will include the relationship between social structures and the production and distribution of disease; how health and illness are defined and socially constructed; and the link between disease and inequality.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or PH 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 150: Self and Society


    [4.0 units]

    Presents an overview of one fundamental topic in the sociological approach to social-psychology, the shaping of consciousness by interaction. Beginning with classical texts, we will then examine a set of contemporary works, arranged in order of the degree to which psychology is made fundamentally social.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or PSY 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 155: Sociology of the Family


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the family in a larger social context. The course will explore sociological perspectives on the family, investigate the diversity that families have in society, and explore inequality both within the family and between families.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 160: Gender and Society


    [4.0 units]

    The role gender plays in structuring social lives. We begin by discussing sociological theories of gender, gender socialization/parenting, gender identity and intersections of gender and sexuality. We then examine gender on an institutional and systemic level-focusing on how organizations, such as work, education, the law, and politics are gendered.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 161: Sociology of Sexuality


    [4.0 units]

    Focus on the social construction of sexuality and on sexual behavior and demographic trends. We will also study the intersection of sexuality and social institutions, as well as the politics of sexuality.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or SOC 030  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 170: Qualitative Research Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces techniques of qualitative research. We will explore research design issues, including developing research questions, selecting methods, and the ethics of research. We will then study the collection, analysis, and presentation of qualitative data.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  and SOC 015  with a grade of B or better. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 175: Topics in Advanced Sociological Research Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Provides students with advanced training in the process of sociological research. During the semester students will develop the skills and background knowledge needed to plan and organize sound research projects of their own, and critique others’ research.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  and SOC 010  and SOC 015 , with a grade of B or better. Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • SOC 180: Advanced Issues in Race and Ethnicity


    [4.0 units]

    Examines in depth the main classical and modern explanations of the issues surrounding Race and Ethnicity. Issues include power; processes that create/maintain inequality; biological vs. social constructions of race, race and ethnicity in the age of conquest; race and ethnicity in modern society.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or PUBP 001  or POLI 001  or ANTH 001  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 181: Chicanos in U.S. Society


    [4.0 units]

    Aims to achieve a multi-disciplinary understanding of the processes and experiences currently facing the Chicana/o population in the United States.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  or ANTH 001  or POLI 001  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 182: Current Topics in Immigration


    [4.0 units]

    Immigration continues transforming the US, Europe, Middle Eastern states and developing nations. How do we understand these transformations and their impact? The class has 3 parts: migration, integration, and belonging. We will examine the causes, consequences and repercussions of one of the most important topics of the 21st century.

    Prerequisite: SOC 001  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SOC 192: Internship in Sociology


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SOC 200: Sociological Theory


    [4.0 units]

    Provides an introduction to central topics in sociological theory. Students will study original theoretical works by classical theorists like Marx, Weber, Simmel and Durkheim, the founders of sociology. We will also explore contemporary branches that are built upon the classical foundation, as well as contemporary work that breaks with prior traditions.


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  • SOC 201: Sociology Professionalization Seminar


    [2.0 units]

    Helps students understand the professional worlds of sociology. The course content will have three primary components: an introduction to academic sociology, an introduction to non-academic sociology, and advice on the successful completion of graduate school in sociology.

    Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • SOC 205: Graduate Writing and Publishing Seminar


    [4.0 units]

    Students will set clear goals for the completion of a publishable academic article, learn how to manage time, form the habit of writing every day, and develop the skills needed to write a publishable academic article.

    Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SOC 210: Graduate Statistics I: Linear Regression Analysis


    [4.0 units]

    Provides an introduction to statistics. We will address the basics involved in manipulating and analyzing data, focusing on ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis. We will also discuss the assumptions behind the method, as well as interpretation of findings.


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  • SOC 211: Graduate Statistics 2: Categorical Regression Analysis


    [4.0 units]

    The second in a two course sequence in applied statistics. This course will cover categorical data analysis: regression models in which the dependent variable is categorical: binary, nominal, ordinal, and count.

    Prerequisite: SOC 210  or consent of instructor.


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  • SOC 215: Graduate Research Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Designed to provide an overview of the major research methodologies and techniques used in the social sciences. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills they need to design research projects and critically read about and evaluate the research of others.


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  • SOC 221: Social Movements


    [4.0 units]

    Examines major theories, conceptual issues and empirical research on social movements. Topics will include macro-level theories of movement emergence (e.g. political opportunities), as well as theories of individual participation, cultural dynamics of movements, and globalization.


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  • SOC 232: Graduate Sociology of Education


    [4.0 units]

    This seminar will introduce students to sociological theories and empirical research on schools and society. We will focus on how social forces (such as politics, economics, etc.,) create variation in school practices, and how variation in school practices affects individual student achievement, behavior, and life course outcomes.


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  • SOC 260: Sociology of Gender


    [4 Units]

    Examines major theories and research on the sociology of gender, including the social construction of gender, how individuals develop gender identities, intersections of gender and sexuality and race, as well as how social institutions and organizations structure and are structured by gender.


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  • SOC 280: Race and Ethnicity


    [4.0 units]

    We will read in history, sociology, anthropology, and ethnic studies about the formation of the idea of race and the reproduction of racial hierarchies at the individual and institutional levels. We will focus on themes such as mass incarceration, color-blind racism, racial inequality in the education system, racial differences in wealth and income, and how race, class, gender and sexuality work together to define social boundaries in our society.


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  • SOC 282: Immigration


    [4 Units]

    Examines principal theoretical perspectives and empirical research on contemporary immigration flows, how individuals and families are affected by immigration, as well as immigration policy and its implications. Studies immigration through the lenses of globalization and human rights.


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  • SOC 290: Special Topics in Sociology


    [4.0 units]

    The content of this course will vary, depending on the interests of the faculty member and the needs of the graduate program.

    Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SOC 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation


    [2.0-12.0 units]

    Research and writing of dissertation in sociology.

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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Spanish

  
  • SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I


    [4.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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  • SPAN 002: Elementary Spanish II


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 001  or equivalent score on the Spanish Placement Exam. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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  • SPAN 003: Intermediate Spanish I


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 002  or equivalent score on the Spanish Placement Exam. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SPAN 004: Intermediate Spanish II


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 003  or equivalent score on the Spanish Placement Exam. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SPAN 010: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Passing score on the Spanish Placement Exam.


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  • SPAN 011: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 010 


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  • SPAN 050: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or SPAN 011  Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SPAN 051: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures II


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or SPAN 011  Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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


    [4.0 units]

    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.

    Prerequisite: WRI 001  or passing score on the entry level analytical Writing Placement Exam or equivalent. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • SPAN 092: Internship in Spanish


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

    Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SPAN 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 103: Spanish Composition and Conversation


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or SPAN 011  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 105: Hispanic Cultures I


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 103  or consent of instructor.


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  • SPAN 106: Hispanic Cultures II


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 103  or consent of instructor. Discussion included.


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  • SPAN 107: Spanish for Health Professionals


    [4.0 units]

    Span 107 will provide students with the medical Spanish vocabulary and intercultural issues to improve their interaction with Spanish speaking patients.

    Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or SPAN 011 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 108: Spanish for Business and Management


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 004  or SPAN 011 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 112: Chicano/a Literature Written in Spanish


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: CCST 060  or SPAN 050  or SPAN 051  or SPAN 060  or ENG 032 .


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


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: CCST 060  or SPAN 050  or SPAN 051  or SPAN 060  or ENG 032  or ENG 056  or ENG 057  or ENG 058  or ENG 059  or ENG 062  or ENG 065  or ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104  or ENG seminar numbered 050-089.


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  • SPAN 121: Spanish Golden Age


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 130: The Transatlantic Baroque


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 .


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  • SPAN 131: Transatlantic Modernismo


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 140: Latin American Colonial Literature


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 143: Latin American Literature since Independence


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 144: Caribbean Literatures and Cultures


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 145: Novel of the Latin American Dictator


    [4.0 units]

    It examines the representation of the dictator and the mediation of the mysteries of power in Latin American novels

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 146: Latin American Film and Fiction


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 148: The Narrative World of Mario Vargas Llosa


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 151: Diasporas and Exiles in Latin Am


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 153: Bilingualism and Borders in Hispanic Literatures


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 050  or SPAN 051  or SPAN 060  or CCST 060  or ENG 032 .


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