Dec 09, 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.



   •  SOC 107: Law and Society
   •  SOC 108: Advanced Topics in Criminology
   •  SOC 110: Social Movements, Protest and Collective Action
   •  SOC 111: Environmental Sociology
   •  SOC 115: Political Sociology
   •  SOC 118: Hate Crime
   •  SOC 120: Sociology of Culture
   •  SOC 130: Social Stratification
   •  SOC 131: Urban Inequality
   •  SOC 132: Sociology of Education
   •  SOC 134: Sports and Society
   •  SOC 135: Sociology of Work
   •  SOC 140: Organizational Behavior
   •  SOC 145: Sociology of Health
   •  SOC 150: Self and Society
   •  SOC 155: Sociology of the Family
   •  SOC 160: Gender and Society
   •  SOC 161: Sociology of Sexuality
   •  SOC 170: Qualitative Research Methods
   •  SOC 175: Topics in Advanced Sociological Research Methods
   •  SOC 180: Advanced Issues in Race and Ethnicity
   •  SOC 181: Chicanos in U.S. Society
   •  SOC 182: Current Topics in Immigration
   •  SOC 185: Topics in Sociology
   •  SOC 192: Internship in Sociology
   •  SOC 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  SOC 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  SOC 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  SOC 200: Sociological Theory
   •  SOC 201: Sociology Professionalization Seminar
   •  SOC 205: Graduate Writing and Publishing Seminar
   •  SOC 210: Graduate Statistics I: Linear Regression Analysis
   •  SOC 211: Graduate Statistics 2: Categorical Regression Analysis
   •  SOC 212: Advanced Topics in Quantitative Sociology
   •  SOC 215: Graduate Research Methods
   •  SOC 216: Qualitative Methods
   •  SOC 220: Political Sociology
   •  SOC 221: Social Movements
   •  SOC 232: Graduate Sociology of Education
   •  SOC 240: Sociology of Organizations
   •  SOC 245: Sociology of Health
   •  SOC 260: Sociology of Gender
   •  SOC 261: Sexualities
   •  SOC 280: Race and Ethnicity
   •  SOC 282: Immigration
   •  SOC 290: Special Topics in Sociology
   •  SOC 297: Research for Ph.D. Dissertation


   •  SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I
   •  SPAN 002: Elementary Spanish II
   •  SPAN 003: Intermediate Spanish I
   •  SPAN 004: Intermediate Spanish II
   •  SPAN 010: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
   •  SPAN 011: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
   •  SPAN 050: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
   •  SPAN 051: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures II
   •  SPAN 060: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
   •  SPAN 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  SPAN 092: Internship in Spanish
   •  SPAN 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  SPAN 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  SPAN 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  SPAN 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice
   •  SPAN 103: Spanish Composition and Conversation
   •  SPAN 105: Hispanic Cultures I
   •  SPAN 106: Hispanic Cultures II
   •  SPAN 107: Spanish for Health Professionals
   •  SPAN 108: Spanish for Business and Management
   •  SPAN 111: Empire, The Postcolonial, and Representation: Reading East & West
   •  SPAN 112: Chicano/a Literature Written in Spanish
   •  SPAN 113: U.S. Latino/a Literature
   •  SPAN 114: Latinos/as in Children’s Literature and Film
   •  SPAN 115: Chicano/a Literature
   •  SPAN 121: Spanish Golden Age
   •  SPAN 122: Spanish (Peninsular) 18-19 Centuries
   •  SPAN 123: Spanish (Peninsular) 20-21 Centuries
   •  SPAN 130: The Transatlantic Baroque
   •  SPAN 131: Transatlantic Modernismo
   •  SPAN 140: Latin American Colonial Literature
   •  SPAN 143: Latin American Literature since Independence
   •  SPAN 144: Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
   •  SPAN 145: Novel of the Latin American Dictator
   •  SPAN 146: Latin American Film and Fiction
   •  SPAN 147: Latin American Boom
   •  SPAN 148: The Narrative World of Mario Vargas Llosa
   •  SPAN 149: The Fantastic, Magical Realism, Realism, and Testimonials
   •  SPAN 151: Diasporas and Exiles in Latin America
   •  SPAN 153: Bilingualism and Borders in Hispanic Literatures
   •  SPAN 154: Hispanic Drama and Performing
   •  SPAN 170: Spanish Linguistics
   •  SPAN 172: History of the Spanish Language
   •  SPAN 173: Erotic Novel and Film
   •  SPAN 175: Spanish in the U.S.
   •  SPAN 177: Sociolinguistics and Latino Health
   •  SPAN 180: Topics in Hispanic Languages and Cultures
   •  SPAN 181: Topics in Literature and Culture
   •  SPAN 192: Internship in Spanish
   •  SPAN 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  SPAN 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  SPAN 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Undergraduate Studies

   •  USTU 010: Introduction to Undergraduate Studies

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