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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.

 

English

  
  
  
  
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    ENG 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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    ENG 103: Victorian, Fin de siècle, and Early Twentieth Century Literature and Culture: 1837-1945


    [4.0 units]

    Presents historical and social movements such as imperialism, scientific empiricism, pre and post war social shifts, and the advent of consumerism and technology: all affect literature, literary production and readership. This course looks broadly at the times and closely at the literary production that seeks to understand and articulate them.

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


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    ENG 104: Postwar, Postcolonial, Postmodern Literature and Culture: 1945 to the present


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to an array of postcolonial/post-colonial and post-modern/postmodern literature and theory that signifies, plays with and forms an inter-textual relationship with narratives they will have encountered in earlier surveys in the ENG 100s sequence. Students are encouraged to be as daring as the texts they encounter.

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


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Environmental Engineering

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    ENVE 152: Remote Sensing of the Environment


    [4.0 units]

    Fundamentals of electromagnetic remote sensing, concepts of information extraction and applications pertinent to environmental engineering and earth systems science. Topics include remote sensing principles, aerial photography, photogrammetry, image interpretation, image processing, and applications of remote sensing in a range of environmental applications (e.g. water resource, terrestrial ecosystems, climate change and other environmental topics).

    Prerequisite: MATH 021  and (PHYS 008  or PHYS 008H ). Normal Letter Grade only. Offered fall only. Laboratory included.


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Environmental Systems

  
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    ES 200: Environmental Systems


    [3.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ES 201: Environmental Soil Science


    [4.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ES 201L: Environmental Soil Science Lab


    [1.0 unit]

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

    Prerequisite: ES 201 , which may be taken concurrently. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ES 207: Environmental Data Analysis


    [3.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ES 244: Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution


    [4.0 units]

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

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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