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.

 

Spanish

  
  • SPAN 154: Hispanic Drama and Performing


    [4.0 units]

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

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


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  • SPAN 170: Spanish Linguistics


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 103 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • SPAN 173: Erotic Novel and Film


    [4.0 units]

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

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


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  • SPAN 180: Topics in Hispanic Languages and Cultures


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: SPAN 103  or equivalent score on Spanish Placement exam. Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • SPAN 192: 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.

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


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Undergraduate Studies

  
  • USTU 010: Introduction to Undergraduate Studies


    [1.0 unit]

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

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


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  • USTU 012: Undergraduate Studies


    [1.0 unit]

    Practice in university level study skills including reading academic texts, writing lecture notes, organizing and rehearsing study materials, taking tests, completing timed assignments, and group presentations. Employing appropriate university communication and managing time & finances will also be addressed. The course can be taken independently or concurrently with USTU 010 .

    Pass/Fail only.


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  • USTU 020: Introduction to Scientific Problem Solving


    [2.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • USTU 092: Internship in Undergraduate Studies


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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  • USTU 110: Undergraduate Studies: Tutor Training


    [4.0 units]

    Students will analyze and apply current and traditional pedagogy and best practices of tutoring undergraduates in different disciplines. Principles of active learning and strategies for managing peer groups will be examined in the context of tutoring diverse student populations. Applications of learning theory will occur in peer-critiqued practicums.

    Prerequisite: WRI 110  or upper-division standing (at least 60 units). Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • USTU 192: Internship in Undergraduate Studies


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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World Cultures and History

  
  • WCH 100: Topics in Area Studies


    [4.0 units]

    In-depth study of the history and cultural, political, and economic systems of a region.

    Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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  • WCH 190: World Cultures and History Proseminar: Research


    [4.0 units]

    Capstone course for majors. Students conduct research under faculty supervision to culminate in a senior thesis. Required of all World Cultures and History majors.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing. World Cultures and History majors only. Pass/Fail only.


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  • WCH 191: World Cultures and History Proseminar: Senior Thesis


    [4.0 units]

    Capstone course for majors. Completion of a senior thesis; extensive writing required. Required of all World Cultures and History majors.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and WCH 190 . World Cultures and History majors only. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 192: Public Research Project in World Cultures and History


    [1.0-4.0 units]

    Directed individual or group project designed around need of an external agency for research and public communication on an issue of vital public interest. End product may be in the form of a written report, interpretive text for the public, web site, etc. Extensive writing is required.

    Prerequisite: World Cultures and History majors only. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Directed group study and research, under the direction of WCH faculty.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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  • WCH 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Directed individual study and research, under the direction of WCH faculty, in area not normally covered in the WCH curriculum.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 200: The University as an Institution


    [4.0 units]

    Provides students with the capacity to critically analyze the university as an institution embedded in American society. Students address issues such as the corporate funding of university research, the relationship between academia and foreign policy, and what happens when professors write controversial books.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 201: Research Proseminar


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces graduate students to the different methods of research employed in the disciplines represented in World Cultures and History. Students work on specific topics pertaining to their research, and they approach them using a variety of those methods covered in class.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 202: Theories and Methods in the Study of Cultures


    [4.0 units]

    Seminar introduces graduate students to the wide variety of theories and methods employed in the disciplines represented in World Cultures and History. It also serves to prepare students for their Comprehensive Examination. Students work with members of the Examination Committee to compose reading lists tailored to their research interests.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WCH 203: The Historian’s Craft


    [4.0 units]

    Various techniques of research and writing used by historians, from Thucydides to the so-called revisionists of today’s “culture wars,” and the changing audience of the historian.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 210: Topics in California Studies: Constructing California


    [4.0 units]

    Major texts that have helped to construct our understanding of and attitude toward California’s environment, with an interdisciplinary emphasis that includes publications in environmental policy and law, conservation, quality assessment, landmark legal and historical cases, as well as fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 211: Mindscapes: Ecology of Cultural Landscapes


    [4.0 units]

    Focused on the methodologies of research aimed to interpret, reconstruct and communicate cultural landscapes according to an eco-anthropological approach: the ecosystem is constructed through relations between organisms and environment. Examples and case studies of heritage and archaeological landscapes from Asia, Africa and Europe will be analyzed and interpreted.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 220: Chicano/a Literature


    [4.0 units]

    Multidisciplinary analysis of Chicano/a literature. Main aspects covered include: Chicano/a literary history (including issues of canonicity and reception), bilingualism and literature (including both stylistic and sociolinguistic approaches), ethnicity and race, gender parameters, the aesthetics of the borderlands, class and regional variations, migration and diaspora, film and folklore, and the journalistic tradition.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • WCH 221: U.S. Latino/A Literature


    [4.0 units]

    In-depth study of U.S. Latino/a literature and its history. Through the analysis of works from different genres, the student is exposed to the main themes, techniques, styles, etc. used by Latino/a authors. Students will present orally on selected topics and secondary bibliography, and they will write an original research paper.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 225: Philosophy and Theory


    [4.0 units]

    Seminar explores the interdisciplinary common ground between philosophy and literary theory. Authors studied may include Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, Iser, Jauss, Fish, Deleuze, Sartre, Wittgenstein, Kant, and Aristotle, among others. Course is complemented by a practical application of these theories to selected literary texts.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 229: Critical Theory and Film


    [4.0 units]

    Interdisciplinary study of contemporary literary theories and modern critical thought, and its potention for text and film analysis.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 230: Topics in Humanities and New Media


    [4.0 units]

    How emerging technologies are used to record, analyze and communicate information about history and culture; read critical theory in order to understand the characteristics of text, image, and interactive media; and survey the future challenges and prospects for new media in the humanities.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated for credit.


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  • WCH 231: The Great Depression in History and Literature


    [4.0 units]

    Focusing on the turbulent decade of the 1930s, we use the lens of history and literature to explore how events from 1929-1941 helped shape modern America. Particular attention is paid to the impact of these years upon California and the West.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 240: Topics in United States Social and Cultural History


    [4.0 units]

    Selected topics in U.S. social and cultural history through a reading of both classic and newer studies in areas such as race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Students are exposed to both theoretical approaches to these issues as well as monograph case studies.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 245: China and World History


    [4.0 units]

    Topics concerning the middle period of imperial China, the world’s most durable and successful agrarian empire. Second, course locates China in world history, raising historiographical questions about the study of a regional history in both a national and a global tradition.


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  • WCH 248: Race, Empire, and US Foreign Policy


    [4.0 units]

    U.S. foreign policy from the 1890s through the present using the lenses of empire and race. Students are introduced to theories and methods within the study of U.S. foreign policy in the course of studying events ranging from the Spanish American War of 1898 to the Iraq war.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 250: The Cold War, 1941 - 1991


    [4.0 units]

    The political, cultural, and intellectual history of America’s confrontation with Communist at home and abroad, from U.S. entry into the second World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union and its aftermath.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 258: Hispanic and Anglo-American Modernisms


    [4.0 units]

    Study through novel of principal characteristics of Hispanic Modernismo and Anglo-American Modernism. We examine the representation of the city in literature through the works of Pio Baroja, Valle Inclan, James Joyce and John Dos Passos, among others. Texts are analyzed through key urban literature historians/critics such as Lewis Mumford, Walter Benjamin, Raymond Williams, Burton Pike and Richard Lehan. Seminar is taught in English.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 260: Social Memory


    [4.0 units]

    Theoretical exploration of the practices, sites, and functions of social memory. Topics include the social construction of the past; how societies remember; the relationship between history and memory; collective identity; oral history; tradition and modernity; public memory; nostalgia; amnesia; and the politics of memory.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 262: Material Culture


    [4.0 units]

    Multidisciplinary examination of material objects and the role artifacts play in human social relations, identity, and representation in both the past and present. Explores the range of production and use of material objects, including theories of material culture, technology, identity, class, gender, value, style, meaning, memory, agency, commodification, collecting, and museums.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 264: Studying Landscape from a Multidisciplinary Perspective


    [4.0 units]

    Graduate level course is a multidisciplinary survey of how landscape is understood and theorized in literature, geography, history, art, anthropology and archaeology. Students learn multiple theoretical perspectives in thinking about landscapes and learn how these are applied by reading case studies. This not only aids in teaching theoretical perspectives, but encourages a deeper understanding of the world we live in by acquiring an appreciation of diverse viewpoints.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 270: Transatlantic Utopias in Literature and Culture


    [4.0 units]

    Comparative and trans spatial approach to examining Utopian constructions in literature. Using both primary sources such as novels, and secondary readings in theory and criticism, course seeks to examine the role such constructions play in historical and contemporary understandings of society.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WCH 280: American Nature Writing and Literature of the Environment


    [4.0 units]

    Seeks to understand American attitudes toward natural and constructed landscapes by examining various modes of literary responses to the American environment, including poetry, non fiction, and fiction. Attention is given to historical and political movements and texts.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 290: Teaching Pedagogy and Practice


    [4.0 units]

    Designed for graduate student teaching assistants. Discussion focuses on pedagogical issues such as grading, syllabus design and assignments, as well as on classroom practices. Students meet at frequent intervals, and they have the chance to meet with professors in their areas of expertise and to meet as a group.


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  • WCH 291: Themes in Cultural Studies


    [4.0 units]

    Exploration of various themes in cultural studies. Course reading list is drawn from foundational texts as well as contemporary writings drawn from feminist theory, gender studies, and critical theory.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WCH 297: Research for PhD Dissertation


    [2.0-12.0 units]

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

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


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  • WCH 298: Directed Group Study


    [1.0-12.0 units]

    Group project under faculty supervision.

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


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  • WCH 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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World Heritage

  
  • WH 001: Introduction to World Heritage


    [4.0 units]

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

    Discussion included.


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  • WH 002: Cyber Heritage


    [4.0 units]

    An examination of the new forms of communication and interpretation provided by internet 2.0, viewed in the context of the creation of virtual heritage on the web. Second Life will be used to explore the social and technological dimensions and to experiment with a cyber-anthropological approach.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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  • WH 003: International Heritage


    [4.0 units]

    Cultural heritage is studied in relation to legal and management issues, cultural heritage protection, and its principal organizations and institutions. Students will analyze the key principles and policies through the examination of international heritage institutions, conventions and charters.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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


    [4 Units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade Only. Laboratory Included.


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  • WH 092: Internship in World Heritage


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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  • WH 100: Virtual Heritage and World Heritage


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: WH 001 


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  • WH 110: Reconstructing Ancient Worlds


    [4.0 units]

    Methodological issues concerning the reconstruction and depiction of the ancient world; study of validation processes for virtual reconstruction; epistemological and anthropological issues. Techniques of documentation, reconstruction, 3D modeling, computer graphics, virtual reality.

    Prerequisite: WH 001  Discussion included.


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  • WH 120: 3D-Digging


    [8.0-12.0 units]

    Main goal of the course is to interpret an archaeological excavation in 3D using advanced technologies for recording and visualizing structures, objects and stratigraphies. 3D interpretation of an archaeological site creates new perspectives of research and training, with the experimental possibility to simulate archaeological data in a virtual environment.

    Prerequisite: WH 001  or WH 002  or WH 003  or WH 110  or ANTH 003  or ANTH 001  or ANTH 130  or ANTH 149 or ANTH 134  or ANTH 140  or ANTH 142  or ANTH 146 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or WH 001  or consent of instructor.


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  • WH 192: Internship in World Heritage


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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Writing

  
  • WRI 001: Academic Writing


    [4.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • WRI 001A: Intensive Academic Writing


    [2.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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  • WRI 010: College Reading and Composition


    [4.0 units]

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

    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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  • WRI 011: Supplemental Instruction


    [1.0 unit]

    Supervised by a supplemental instructor, students will complete 1 unit of additional work on reading and writing aligned with the curriculum of another lower division Writing Program course (e.g., WRI 10) or writing-intensive course (e.g., Core 1).

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WRI 025: Introduction to Creative Writing


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 030: Introduction to Professional Writing


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: WRI 010 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 040: Writing in the Disciplines


    [4.0 units]

    Enables students to explore how academic, professional, and creative discourse varies. Options will be represented in writing assignments such as policy reviews, proposals for community-based research, narrative poetry, factual short stories, abstracts for personal or collaborative research, and editorial responses to politically charged texts.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 090: Intersections of Creative and Professional Writing


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 092: Internship in Writing


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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  • WRI 100: Advanced Writing


    [4.0 units]

    Emphasizes development of style, voice and syntax within writing projects. As a pre-professional writing course, it will include readings and writing in creative non-fiction as well as writing for popular and academic periodicals.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and WRI 010 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 101: Writing in the Disciplines: Psychology


    [4.0 units]

    Intended for psychology majors and majors in closely related disciplines, this course refines a student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, and explain complex information by producing professional written texts and oral reports for appropriate audiences. Using APA style, each student will also collaborate on a research project.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 105: Grammar and Style


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to some basic principles of language study, including the key distinction between classifying and explaining grammatical forms and functions. Building on principles of grammar study, students will analyze style in texts representing various genres and formats that range from literary to conversational to disciplinary discourse.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and WRI 010 . Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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  • WRI 110: Tutor Training


    [4.0 units]

    To gain experience in the tutoring process, students will examine theoretical and practical parameters of learning to write. Pedagogies for working with a diverse student population are addressed through readings, reflective journals, research, writing projects and a practicum.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 112: Writing in the Arts


    [4.0 units]

    WRI 112 serves as an upper-division course within our Writing Minor Program and a General Education requisite, with subjects including Studio Art, Art History, Music, Cinema and Media, Performance Studies and Architecture. WRI 112 will use the medium of Arts to build critical inquiry and advanced composition skills.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 115: Topics in Science Writing


    [4.0 units]

    To better understand the difficult process of explaining technical information in clear, accessible, non-technical language, students read widely in the scientific literature, including works by established science journalists and by prominent scientists who have written for the general public. Oral presentations and group projects complement various writing tasks.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WRI 116: Science Writing in Natural Sciences


    [4.0 units]

    To improve their command of scientific discourse, students in the School of Natural Sciences read widely in scientific literature, including research published in established scientific journals and articles or books by prominent scientists who have written for the general public. Oral presentations and group projects complement various writing tasks.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 117: Writing for the Social Sciences and Humanities


    [4.0 units]

    Analysis and practice of various research methods and forms of writing in the social sciences and humanities including qualitative/ethnographic, quantitative, interpretive and theoretical. Writing projects such as literature reviews, proposals, case studies, scientific reports, interviews. Attention to disciplinary resources, formal conventions, graphics and style.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 118: Management Communication Theory and Practice


    [4.0 units]

    Students analyze and demonstrate effective managerial communication skills, with an emphasis on public speaking, presentations, and writing. Topics include business ethics, media relations, intercultural communication, interviewing, persuasion, and the visual representation of data. Extensive work in impromptu oral and written communication in various managerial, organizational, interpersonal situations.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and WRI 010 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 119: Writing for Engineering


    [4.0 units]

    Intensive practice in the presentation of technical subject matter. Students survey the range of audiences to which engineering communities respond, and explore variations in the style and logic of written discourse within the profession. Assignments may include technical reports, design projects, project proposals, press releases, oral presentations, and collaborative projects.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 120: Rhetorical Theory


    [4.0 units]

    Intensive study in classical and contemporary theories of written rhetoric. The course will enable students to analyze, criticize and deploy rhetorical strategies via readings in rhetorical theory, application of theory to the criticism of texts, and the imitation and production of arguments.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 125: Topics in Creative Writing


    [4.0 units]

    Provides opportunity to pursue advanced work in creative writing by focusing on one genre: poetry, fiction, drama, or creative nonfiction. The course will follow a workshop format. With permission of the instructor, this course can be repeated for credit as topics change.

    Prerequisite: WRI 025  and WRI 090  Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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  • WRI 130: Topics in Professional Writing


    [4.0 units]

    Offers specialized instruction in one aspect of Professional writing. Topics will include, but not be limited to, Journalism, Technical Writing, Copy-Editing, Writing for the Internet, and Research for Writers. Each class will provide practical instruction in “real-world” writing scenarios. With permission the course may be repeated.

    Prerequisite: WRI 030  and WRI 090  Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WRI 131: Journal Production


    [2.0 units]

    Intended for students working on the Undergraduate Research Journal, we examine issues of journal production in print and electronic forms, including editorial analysis of texts and principles of revision. Course work is adjusted to match each student’s experience in publication.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.


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  • WRI 140: Topics in Ethnic Writing


    [4.0 units]

    Refines students abilities to analyze, synthesize, apply, and explain complex rhetorical forms for appropriate audiences. Intensive study in theories of oral and written rhetoric related to Chicana/o rhetorical discourses. The course emphasizes readings in rhetorical theory, criticism, and formal argument. Students will also submit a cumulative writing portfolio.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 141: Writing Narrative for Archaeology


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  and WRI 010  Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 150: Seminar in Creative Writing


    [4.0 units]

    In this advanced workshop students will produce creative and critical work in one of the following genres: fiction, playwriting, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and WRI 125 . Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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  • WRI 155: Seminar in Professional Writing


    [4.0 units]

    This seminar is based on case studies representing different contexts of professional writing. Specific attention will be devoted to technical writing for the representation of complex information in a form that is accessible to general readers. Elements of translation theory will also be reviewed.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and WRI 130 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 160: Seminar in Editing


    [4.0 units]

    This workshop course on editing examines grammar and style, documentation, manuscript solicitation, selection and review, as well as generating manuscripts. Concerns fundamental to editing, such as consistency of voice, integrity of the author’s concepts, and use of multiple languages, will be included as part of the editorial process.

    Prerequisite: WRI 125  or WRI 130  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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  • WRI 192: Internship in Writing


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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