Oct 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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.


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 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.


A corequisite course is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.


Prerequisites for courses should be followed carefully; the responsibility for meeting these requirements rests on the student. If you can demonstrate that your preparation is equivalent to that specified by the prerequisites, the instructor may waive these requirements for you. The instructor also may request that a student who has not completed the prerequisites be dropped from the course. If the prerequisite for a course is not satisfied, students must obtain the approval of the instructor (or school designee) of the course they wish to take.

For all undergraduate courses a “C-” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “P/NP” grade then a “P” grade is required.

For all graduate courses a “B” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “S/U” grade then a “S” grade is required.


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. 


Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program). The policy regarding Grading Options , can be found in an alternate section of the catalog.

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



   •  HIST 298: Directed Group Study
   •  HIST 299: Directed Independent Study

Human Biology

   •  HBIO 190: Research Seminar
   •  HBIO 195: Research Project in Human Biology
   •  HBIO 198: Directed Group Study in Human Biology
   •  HBIO 199: Directed Independent Study in Human Biology

Interdisciplinary Humanities

   •  IH 201A: Theories and Methods in the Study of the Interdisciplinary Humanities A
   •  IH 201B: Theories and Methods in the Study of the Interdisciplinary Humanities B
   •  IH 202: Study Plan Design
   •  IH 203: Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Theories, Methods, Practice and Assessment
   •  IH 205: Humanities in the World
   •  IH 206: Methods and Research in the Interdisciplinary Humanities
   •  IH 210: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Past Worlds
   •  IH 220: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Social and Spatial Dynamics
   •  IH 230: Readings in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Expressive and Imaginative Works
   •  IH 291: Seminar Series in the Humanities
   •  IH 294: Individualized Study in Pedagogy
   •  IH 295: Graduate Research
   •  IH 296: Research for M.A. Thesis
   •  IH 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation
   •  IH 298: Directed Group Study
   •  IH 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  JPN 001: Elementary Japanese I
   •  JPN 002: Elementary Japanese II
   •  JPN 003: Intermediate Japanese I
   •  JPN 004: Intermediate Japanese II
   •  JPN 092: Internship in Japanese
   •  JPN 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  JPN 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  JPN 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  JPN 103: Advanced Japanese I
   •  JPN 104: Advanced Japanese II
   •  JPN 192: Internship in Japanese
   •  JPN 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  JPN 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  JPN 199: Upper Division Individual Study


   •  MGMT 002: Case Study Seminar on Business and Management
   •  MGMT 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  MGMT 092: Internship in Management
   •  MGMT 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  MGMT 097: Service Learning: Engineering Projects in Community Service
   •  MGMT 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  MGMT 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  MGMT 126: Information Systems and Service Design
   •  MGMT 135: Business Law
   •  MGMT 150: Service Science
   •  MGMT 153: Judgment and Decision Making
   •  MGMT 154: Cognitive Science Applications for Management
   •  MGMT 155: Decision Analysis in Management
   •  MGMT 158: Service Innovation
   •  MGMT 164: Operations Management
   •  MGMT 170: Information Systems for Management
   •  MGMT 171: Information Technology Strategy
   •  MGMT 173: Advanced Judgment and Decision Making
   •  MGMT 180: Entrepreneurship
   •  MGMT 191: Topics in Management
   •  MGMT 192: Internship in Management
   •  MGMT 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  MGMT 196: Case Study Seminar in Management
   •  MGMT 197: Service Learning: Engineering Projects in Community Service
   •  MGMT 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  MGMT 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  MGMT 290: Quantitative Labor Studies Seminar

Materials Science and Engineering

   •  MSE 104: Engineering Living Systems
   •  MSE 109: Materials Thermodynamics
   •  MSE 110: Solid State Materials Properties
   •  MSE 111: Materials Kinetics and Processing
   •  MSE 112: Materials Selection and Performance
   •  MSE 113: Materials Characterization
   •  MSE 114: Polymeric Materials
   •  MSE 115: Ceramic Materials
   •  MSE 116: Composites
   •  MSE 117: New Materials
   •  MSE 118: Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
   •  MSE 119: Materials Simulations
   •  MSE 120: Materials Capstone Design
   •  MSE 121: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
   •  MSE 126: Nanodevice Fabrication: Bridging Research and Education
   •  MSE 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  MSE 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  MSE 199: Upper Division Individual Study


   •  MATH 005: Preparatory Calculus
   •  MATH 011: Calculus I
   •  MATH 012: Calculus II
   •  MATH 015: Introduction to Scientific Data Analysis
   •  MATH 018: Statistics for Scientific Data Analysis
   •  MATH 021: Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering
   •  MATH 022: Calculus II for Physical Sciences and Engineering
   •  MATH 023: Vector Calculus
   •  MATH 023H: Honors Vector Calculus
   •  MATH 024: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
   •  MATH 032: Probability and Statistics
   •  MATH 050: Beginning MATLAB Programming
   •  MATH 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  MATH 091: General Topics in Applied Mathematics
   •  MATH 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  MATH 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  MATH 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  MATH 101: Real Analysis
   •  MATH 122: Complex Variables and Applications

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