Jan 21, 2022  
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.

 

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 001: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to human culture and cultural diversity, including the methods by which anthropology–via the study of social institutions, shared practices, and collective meanings–seeks to understand how people adapt to, make sense of, and transform their worlds.

    Offered fall only. Discussion included.


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    ANTH 003: Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology


    [4.0 units]

    Survey of theory, field and analysis methods, and objectives of anthropological archaeology. Examines how intellectual perspectives guide the ways in which archaeologists undertake their work and the types of materials they collect and analyze to study issues such as technology, exchange, subsistence, settlement, social organization, and ideology.

    Offered spring only. Discussion included.


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    ANTH 005: Introduction to Biological Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to evolution and how natural selection has shaped modern human variation. Examination of non-human primate behavior and how analogous it might be to that of early humans. Discussion of culture, the fossil evidence, genetics, and inheritance.

    Laboratory included.


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    ANTH 092: Internship in Anthropology


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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    ANTH 100: History of Anthropological Thought and Practice


    [4.0 units]

    Historical overview of key individuals and central ideas influencing the practice of anthropology and the production of anthropological knowledge. Topics may include the disciplining of anthropology into related subfields; social evolutionism, historical particularism, British structural-functionalism; French structuralism; cultural ecology; sociobiology; symbolic and interpretive anthropology; feminist and other critiques of anthropology.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  and (ANTH 003  or ANTH 005 ) or consent of instructor. Offered fall only. Discussion included.


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    ANTH 110: Migration, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging


    [4.0 units]

    Exploration of modern, global movements of people with a focus on the conditions, processes, and practices of contemporary national and transnational belonging. Topics include globalization, migration, immigration, Diaspora, the nation-state, national identities and cultural citizenship.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or ANTH 001 .


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    ANTH 112: Political Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Political anthropology involves the study of formal political institutions as well as the manifestations of power in everyday life. Topics may include anthropological perspectives on: the state and other forms of political authority; social inequality; conflict; indigenous responses to colonialism and the nation-state; social movements; citizenship; governmentality; and globalization.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or ANTH 001 .


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    ANTH 114: Social Memory


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to the practices, spaces, artifacts and media through which social memory is formed, maintained and reproduced. Topics may include: how societies remember; how the past and its representation is bound up with national and other collective identities; commemoration; heritage; and the link between history, memory, and social justice.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or ANTH 001 .


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    ANTH 116: Indigenous Activism in the Americas


    [4.0 units]

    Focusing on the contemporary struggles of Indigenous peoples for rights; self-determination; social, political, and environmental justice and/or increased nation-state participation. Examines how the mobilization of indigenous peoples is strengthened through regional, hemispheric and global solidarities; and how international law, media, and technology support indigenous actions for change.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing or ANTH 001 .


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    ANTH 120: Introduction to Medical Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Provides knowledge about medical anthropology, how different cultures understand human physiology and health, definitions of sickness, types of medical systems and practitioners, how cultural practices affect health, issues in gender environmental health, and how medical anthropology influences health policy.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 005  Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ANTH 121: Ethnomedicine


    [4.0 units]

    Provides knowledge of medical systems cross culturally including the three ancient literary systems (Chinese, Ayurvedic, Greco-Arabic), shamanism, folk medicine, and biomedicine. Readings focus on the beliefs and organization of each system, types of practitioners, types of sicknesses treated, and how anthropologists research and understand these phenomena.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 120 .  


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    ANTH 124: Ethnopsychology


    [4.0 units]

    Covers anthropological perspectives on mental states, experience of emotions, and concepts of mental normality in a variety of cultural settings. Lectures and readings will focus especially on the relationship between individual and society, the role of emotions, and the definition of psychological phenomena cross culturally.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 120 .  


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    ANTH 126: Anthropological Approaches to Gender


    [4.0 units]

    Examines gender and sexuality cross-culturally: cultural aspects of gender, sexuality, reproduction, and gender identity. Readings will explore definitions of male and female roles, sexual mores, issues in human reproduction, variations in definitions of sexual identity, and cultural, economic and religious aspects of gender, marriage, and family.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 120 .  


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    ANTH 130: Material Culture


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the role that material objects play in human social relations, identity, and economy, including archaeological application of such knowledge to past societies. We explore the range of production and use of material objects, including theories of material culture, technology, style, meaning, memory, and agency.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior standing or consent of instructor. Discussion included.


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    ANTH 132: Archaeological Interpretation


    [4.0 units]

    Course is a survey of the history of archaeological interpretation and the schools of thought from which they were derived. Students develop an appreciation of the close relationship between method, theory, and interpretation in archaeological practice.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ANTH 134: Dynamics of Small-scale Societies


    [4.0 units]

    Examines ethnographic and archaeological literature on small-scale hunter-gatherer-fisher and horticultural societies, and explores how these data contribute to study of subsistence and settlement strategies, technology, exchange, demography, and social relations in the past and present.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 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 junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 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. Cross-listed with WRI 141.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  and WRI 010  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ANTH 142: Archaeology of Colonialism


    [4.0 units]

    Examines theoretical perspectives, issues, and interpretations in archaeological study of the interaction between indigenous peoples, European colonists, and enslaved Africans. Topics include disease, power, resistance, colonial institutions, multi-ethnic communities, and gender relations in diverse native engagements with colonists and others from a variety of homelands.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 144: Archaeology of Religion


    [4.0 units]

    Course examines ritual, religion, and cosmology in the archaeological record and explores theories that inform research and contribute to archaeological inferences. Takes a broad comparative approach and holistic perspective for the investigation of their historical, environmental, and social contexts.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior/senior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 146: Topics in Small-scale Societies


    [4.0 units]

    In-depth exploration of archaeological thought or data on one or more anthropological topics relevant to small-scale societies of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and/or Asia. Topics vary and course may be repeated for credit if topics differ.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior/senior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 148: Topics in Complex Societies


    [4.0 units]

    Exploration of a special topic or problem in the archaeology of complex societies. Topics vary and course may be repeated for credit if topics differ.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior/senior standing or consent of instructor. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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    ANTH 150: Race and Human Variation


    [4.0 units]

    Investigation of how human biological variation is studied and how the definition of such variation differs between the scientific community and the public. Topics include historical perspectives on race and eugenics, how scientific racism has shaped national policy, and how genetic diversity and the Human Genome Project have informed such issues.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005  or junior standing.


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    ANTH 151: Human Adaptability


    [4.0 units]

    Examination of how humans live in marginal environments, such as extremely hot, extremely cold, or high altitude areas. Evolutionary, genetic ecological, demographic, and cultural explanations for human biological adaptability are explored. Students consider case studies from the high Andes, Siberia, equatorial South America, and the International Space Station.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005  or junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 152: Dying, Death, and Dead Persons


    [4.0 units]

    Examination of the multiple cultural meanings of death and the dead person, including hospice, reactions to death, memorial gestures, rights to and constructions of the dead body in the U.S. legal system, cadavers in education and research, dead persons in mass disasters and human rights cases, archaeological examples, and repatriation issues.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005  or junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 155: Paleodemography


    [4.0 units]

    Exploration of human population growth and decline, fertility and mortality, and population age and sex structure in the past without benefit of written records. Topics include the interplay of demography and hominid evolution, migration, environmental stress, the transition to agriculture, and the rise and fall of complex societies.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing and ANTH 003  and ANTH 005  or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 160: Human Origins


    [4.0 units]

    Explores the biological heritage of humans by providing students with a rigorous grounding in modern evolutionary theory and undertaking detailed Study of the phylogeny, morphology, and paleoecology of the Hominini. In addition, this course uses the fossil record to reveal the truly unique features of Homo sapiens.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 . Discussion included.


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    ANTH 162: Growth, Development, and Human Evolution


    [4.0 units]

    Applies modern life history theory to understand how evolution of growth patterns contributed to divergence in adult morphology among human ancestors, as revealed by the fossil record of hominin species. We also examine the uniquely human phenomenon of childhood, and the geographic diversity observed among modern human beings.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 .


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    ANTH 169: Trends in Biological Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Explores current trends in biological anthropology. Course material will vary. Possible topics may include: isotopic analysis of human nutrition; genetic studies of human variation and adaptability; life history and population studies of health and disease; studies of the interaction of the environment, human behavior, and human biology; and ethics.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005 . Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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    ANTH 170: Ethnographic Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Training in how to conduct field based qualitative research including learning about ethics, training in human subjects protection, skills of participant-observation, interviewing, taking field notes, and the analysis and presentation of research results.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or junior standing.


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    ANTH 172: Ethnohistory


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the critical use of historical documents, journals, and visual images; archives; and oral history to understand past cultures and culture change. Analysis of case studies and original archival research demonstrate how these sources complement data collected through ethnographic, archaeological, or biological methods.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 003  or junior standing or consent of instructor.


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    ANTH 174: Lithic Artifact Analysis


    [4.0 units]

    Systematic consideration and practical application of analytical laboratory and data recording techniques used to study stone tools and manufacturing debris. Topics include procurement; production and reuse; style and function; the organization of technology with respect to settlement and gender; and craft specialization.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  and ANTH major/minor or consent of instructor. Laboratory included.


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    ANTH 175: Ceramic Analysis


    [4.0 units]

    Introductory course in ceramic analyses that includes a laboratory component. Students will learn theory and methods as they are applied to ceramic artifacts and will conduct a hands-on research project using an in-house collection.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  and ANTH major or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ANTH 176: Archaeological Field Methods


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to the goals and methods of archaeological surface survey, excavation, and various forms of field documentation. The integration of research issues and methods is addressed through both classroom and field activities.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 003  or junior standing in the Major.


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    ANTH 178: Human Osteology


    [4.0 units]

    Students develop a basic familiarity with human skeletal remains, including the identification of the bones of the skull, dentition, and axial and appendicular skeletons. Identification of side (i.e., left, right) and element of both intact and fragmentary remains are to be considered.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005  and ANTH major/minor or consent of instructor. Laboratory included.


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    ANTH 179: Bioarchaeology


    [4.0 units]

    Study of human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts. Theoretical and thematic approaches in contemporary research. In-depth consideration of bioarchaeological methods used to explore pathology, occupation, geographic origins, etc. from human skeletal remains. Anthropometrics, disease, and trauma are considered, preparing students for anthropological study of both individual remains and skeletal populations.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 005  and ANTH major/minor or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ANTH 190: Topics in Anthropology


    [4.0 units]

    Exploration of a special topic or problem within or between fields in anthropology. Topics vary and course may be repeated for credit it topics differ.

    Prerequisite: ANTH 001  or ANTH 003  or ANTH 005  or junior/senior standing or consent of instructor.  Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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    ANTH 192: Internship in Anthropology


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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    ANTH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Supervised research.

    Course may be repeated for credit. Laboratory included.


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Arts

  
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    ARTS 001A: Learning to See: Beginner Drawing


    [4.0 units]

    Develops cognitive skill of drawing by teaching the ability to see accurately. Material covered is not limited to skills required for becoming an artist. Anyone interested in sharpening one’s perceptions and creative abilities finds this course useful.


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    ARTS 002A: Learning to Vocalize: Beginning Vocal Instruction


    [4.0 units]

    Vocal instruction for students with a beginning level of music proficiency.


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    ARTS 002B: Introduction to Choral Music


    [2.0 units]

    This is a course in which students are introduced to the technique of chorale singing.

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


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    ARTS 002C: Introduction to Vocal Jazz Repertoire


    [4.0 units]

    The study and performance of Jazz vocal repertoire with continued instruction in correct singing techniques, posture and breathing, diction, and anatomy of the singing instrument. In addition to vocal instruction, includes written assignments requiring research and analysis of the music, composers, style, and music fundamentals.

    Prerequisite: ARTS 002A  or consent of instructor.


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    ARTS 002D: Introduction to Musical Theater Vocals


    [4.0 units]

    The study and performance of Musical Theater/Broadway repertoire. Instruction in correct singing techniques, posture and breathing, diction, correct use of the chest and “theater” voice. Special attention to character development and stage movement. Includes written assignments requiring research and analysis of music, composers, style, and music fundamentals.

    Prerequisite: ARTS 002A  or consent of instructor.


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    ARTS 003: Learning to See: Painting


    [4.0 units]

    Course teaches the skill of painting in watercolor to develop the complex process of color vision to enhance one’s perceptive powers. The use of this skill is not limited to those planning to be artists. This is a studio class that will include drawing and painting from nature.
                                  
     


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    ARTS 003B: Learning to See: Intermediate Painting


    [4.0 units]

    Course teaches intermediate level techniques in acrylic, watercolor or oil painting, concentrating on enhancing the technique necessary to develop mastery of individual expression.

    Prerequisite: ARTS 003 .


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    ARTS 004A: Learning to See in Three Dimensions


    [4.0 units]

    Development of cognitive skill of seeing in three dimensions. Material covered is not limited to skills required for becoming an artist. Anyone interested in sharpening his or her perceptions and creative capabilities finds this course useful.


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    ARTS 004B: Introduction to Sculpture


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to the traditional additive and subtractive sculptural methods along with contemporary sculptural processes. Students are taught to explore conventional media, such as clay, soft stone, wood, wax, plaster and paper pulp as well as unconventional materials. Emphasis is placed on successful union of technique and personal expression.


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    ARTS 005A: Learning to Listen: Beginner Music


    [4.0 units]

    Cognitive skill of listening to music to enhance perceptive powers. The use of this skill is not limited to those planning to be artists.


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    ARTS 006: Introduction to Music Studies


    [4.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ARTS 007: ArtScore: Introduction to Global Arts Studies Program


    [4.0 units]

    Survey of arts around the globe, with an integrated and comparative approach to studying the history and ideas of arts from antiquity to the twentieth century. This is the foundation course for all students pursuing an arts major.

    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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    ARTS 008A: Learning to Perform: Beginner Acting


    [4.0 units]

    Develops cognitive skill of physical and vocal performance by teaching the ability to act on stage. Material covered is not limited to skills required for becoming an artist. Anyone interested in sharpening one’s abilities to perform finds this course useful.


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    ARTS 009: Learning to See: Beginning Photography


    [4.0 units]

    An introductory course that aims to help students acquire technical and critical photographic skills. It focuses on developing students’ capacity to produce well-structured photographs utilizing in-camera controls such as aperture and shutter speed. Digital SLR Camera or equivalent digital camera with manual controls required.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ARTS 010: Substances of Arts


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to substantive characteristics of the arts, with emphasis on cultural and social significance. Each student learns to develop his/her own understanding of what is art, what makes individual works of art significant and how art enriches human existence. Course work includes research, writing and art event attendance.

    Prerequisite: WRI 001  or passing score on the entry level analytical Writing Placement Exam or equivalent.


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    ARTS 011: Substances of Music


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to substantive characteristics of the art of music, with emphasis on cultural and social significance. Each student learns to develop his/her own understanding of what the art of music entails, what makes individual works of music art significant and how music enriches human experience.

    Prerequisite: WRI 001  or passing score on the entry level analytical Writing Placement Exam or equivalent.


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    ARTS 012: Substances of Architecture


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to substantive characteristics of architecture, with emphasis on cultural and social significance. Each student learns to develop his/her own understanding of what is architecture and why individual works of architecture become significant. Emphasizes the interrelatedness of architecture and socio-economic history.


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    ARTS 013: Substances of Visual Arts


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to substantive characteristics of visual arts, with an emphasis on developing students’ own critical skills in studying our contemporary and historical visual culture. Topics include artworks from the Renaissance to Neoclassicism to Pop, as well as issues in television, video, fashion, magazine, pop culture, computer art.

    Prerequisite: WRI 001  or passing score on the entry level analytical Writing Placement Exam or equivalent.


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    ARTS 015: History of Western Art Music


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to the art music of western culture, including music from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century eras, featuring study of selected masterworks in relation to the periods which they represent. Emphasis is placed upon developing awareness of musical style and structure through lectures and directed listening.


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    ARTS 016: History of Popular Music


    [4.0 units]

    Deals with the history of popular music from the minstrelsy to the present, focused on the United States but with an eye to global connections.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ARTS 017: Music and Society


    [4.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: ARTS 006  or GASP 002 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ARTS 020: Fundamentals of Two Dimensional Design


    [4.0 units]

    Course introduces students to two-dimensional design fundamentals as they apply to all aspects of the visual arts with emphasis on application in drawing, painting, film, digital art, and photography. Design is essential to all visual arts; it is where the thought process begins. Assignments include hands-on projects, research and writing.


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    ARTS 021: Fundamentals of Three Dimensional Design


    [4.0 units]

    Course introduces concepts and methods designers use to order form in space in visually exciting way. Students acquire understanding of fundamental design theory, building processes and the ability to communicate through the use of design elements that can be utilized in diverse fields. Assignments include hands-on projects, reading, and writing.


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    ARTS 023: Multimedia Studio


    [4.0 units]

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


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    ARTS 026A: Fundamentals of Music


    [3.0 units]

    Course for beginners and those who learned to sing and/or play instrument without training in music fundamentals, including principals and procedures of rhythm and pitch, notation, scales (major, minor), key signatures, intervals, chord structures, and symbols as well as some harmonic analysis of chords and simple part writing is included.


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    ARTS 027B: Introduction to Music Technology


    [3.0 units]

    Course introduces music technology through standard computer-based project workstation, audio interface, MIDI keyboard and computer software. Instruction includes recording and processing of digital audio, MIDI technology to encode and sequence computer-generated musical content, computer-assisted music notation programs, software-based editing, mixing, mastering techniques in producing notation, recordings of student’s original music.


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    ARTS 028: Meaning in Music


    [4.0 units]

    Designed to give students the tools to listen and analyze music, the language to discuss it, and the means to understand how it generates meaning in cultural context.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ARTS 029: Music, Dance, Gender, and Sexuality


    [4.0 units]

    Examines the dance floor as a microcosm of society, an arena in which gender and sexual identities and relations can be taught, performed, intensified, and challenged via sound and motion. Each student will engage in an ethnographic research project on a music and dance tradition of his or her choosing.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ARTS 030: Introduction to Vocal Traditions


    [2.0 units]

    Introduces students to the vocal repertoire of traditional folk cultures.

    Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.


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    ARTS 031: Critical Popular Music Studies


    [4 Units]

    Introduces students to current concerns in critical popular music studies, including issues of identity (e.g., race, gender) and representation. Students will learn a variety of theories used in critical analyses of popular music. They will also learn various methodological approaches used to research popular music.

    Normal Letter Grade Only.


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    ARTS 032: Introduction to Jazz Studies: History of Jazz


    [4.0 units]

    Introduce students to the history of jazz, including its key developments, innovators and styles.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ARTS 036: Introduction to Art Song


    [4.0 units]

    The study and performance of vocal repertoire known as “art song” for students with some prior singing experience. Students will select repertoire appropriate to their own vocal ability and continue development in character study, stage movement and performance delivery to be put in practice in performance.

    Prerequisite: ARTS 002A  or audition or consent of instructor.


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    ARTS 042A: Introduction to Photographic Techniques and Practices


    [4.0 units]

    Course strengthens understanding of photographic techniques and principles by providing in depth study of technical aspects such as proper exposure of film or digital photos, effective usage of shutter speeds and apertures, concept and application of depth of field, creating perception of motion, camera perspective, composition and analysis of imagery.

    Prerequisite: ARTS 009  or portfolio or consent of instructor.


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    ARTS 060A: Introduction to African Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of an African musical tradition.

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 060B: Introduction to African Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of an African dance tradition.

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 061A: Introduction to Asian Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of an Asian musical tradition.

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 061B: Introduction to Asian Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

    Introduces students to the repertoire and performance practices of an Asian dance tradition.

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 062A: Introduction to Pacific Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 062B: Introduction to Pacific Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

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

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 063A: Introduction to American Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 063B: Introduction to American Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

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

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 064A: Introduction to Swing Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 064B: Introduction to Swing Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

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

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 065A: Introduction to Middle Eastern Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 065B: Introduction to Middle Eastern Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

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

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 066A: Introduction to Nordic Ensemble - Music


    [2.0 units]

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

    Prerequisite: Audition. Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 066B: Introduction to Nordic Ensemble - Dance


    [2.0 units]

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

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ARTS 070: Techniques of Contemporary Artists


    [4.0 units]

    Gives students the opportunity to study with a contemporary artist who incorporates his or her expertise in a given artistic medium into the teaching of this intensively hands-on, studio art course. Open to students who are interested in learning how acquisition of technique supports creative processes.

    Course may be repeated 4 times for credit.


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    ARTS 071: Techniques of Interdisciplinary Research in Arts


    [4.0 units]

    Explores differences between research conducted by artists and by academics, and examines how artists process information, as well as how various forms of artistic expression influence content and meaning. The role of cliché and stereotypical representation in the creation of works of art is also explored.

    Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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    ARTS 092: Internship in the Arts


    [1.0-4.0 units]

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

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


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    ARTS 100: History of World Art


    [4.0 units]

    This is a survey course of world art with an emphasis on the cultural meaning of forms and the influence of arts on society. The course examines visual arts from around the world in a variety of forms and in their historical, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts.

    Prerequisite: GASP 001  or GASP 002  or GASP 003  or GASP 004  or GASP 005  or WRI 010  or consent of instructor. Normal Letter Grade only.


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