Aug 25, 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.



   •  CHEM 090X: Freshman Seminar in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  CHEM 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  CHEM 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  CHEM 100: Organic Synthesis and Mechanism
   •  CHEM 100L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 101L: Advanced Synthetic Laboratory
   •  CHEM 111: Biochemistry I
   •  CHEM 112: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
   •  CHEM 113: Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
   •  CHEM 115: Instrumental Analysis and Bioanalytical Chemistry
   •  CHEM 120: Inorganic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 122: Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
   •  CHEM 130: Organic Spectroscopy and Computation
   •  CHEM 131: Molecular Spectroscopy
   •  CHEM 133: Biophysical Chemistry
   •  CHEM 140: Nanoscale Materials Chemistry
   •  CHEM 150: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 153: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 155: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
   •  CHEM 160: Introduction to Scientific Computing for Chemists
   •  CHEM 181: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
   •  CHEM 190: Advanced Topics in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 194: Ethics and Communication in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  CHEM 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  CHEM 199: Upper Division Individual Study
   •  CHEM 200: Advanced Organic Synthesis
   •  CHEM 201: Organic and Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms
   •  CHEM 202: Bioorganic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 205: Principles of NMR Spectroscopy
   •  CHEM 210: Reactions and Reactivity of Organometallic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 212: Molecular and Solid State Quantum Chemistry
   •  CHEM 214: Statistical Thermodynamics
   •  CHEM 215: Chemical Kinetics
   •  CHEM 225: Molecular Electronic Structure
   •  CHEM 231: Molecular Spectroscopy
   •  CHEM 250: Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
   •  CHEM 260: Introduction to Scientific Computing
   •  CHEM 270: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies
   •  CHEM 281: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
   •  CHEM 285: Seminar: Nanomaterials for Space Exploration
   •  CHEM 290: Current Topics in Physics and Chemistry
   •  CHEM 291: Physics and Chemistry Seminar
   •  CHEM 295: Graduate Research
   •  CHEM 298: Directed Group Study
   •  CHEM 299: Directed Independent Study

Chicano Chicana Studies

   •  CCST 060: Introduction to Chicano/a Culture and Experiences
   •  CCST 113: Latino and Immigrant Health
   •  CCST 195: Upper Division Undergrad Research


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

Cognitive Science

   •  COGS 001: Introduction to Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 005: Introduction to Language and Linguistics
   •  COGS 090X: Freshman Seminar
   •  COGS 092: Internship in Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  COGS 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  COGS 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  COGS 101: Mind, Brain, and Computation
   •  COGS 102: Introduction to Cognitive Modeling
   •  COGS 103: Introduction to Neural Networks in Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 104: Complex Adaptive Systems
   •  COGS 105: Research Methods for Cognitive Scientists
   •  COGS 110: Philosophy of Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 110A: Topics in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 122: Agent-Based Modeling
   •  COGS 123: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
   •  COGS 125: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
   •  COGS 127: Modern Everyday Cognition
   •  COGS 128: Cognitive Engineering
   •  COGS 130: Cognitive Neuroscience
   •  COGS 140: Perception and Action
   •  COGS 141: Vision
   •  COGS 144: Animal Cognition
   •  COGS 150: Language, Cognition, and Interaction
   •  COGS 151: Speech Processing
   •  COGS 152: Service Science
   •  COGS 153: Judgment and Decision Making
   •  COGS 154: Cognitive Science Applications for Management
   •  COGS 155: Language Acquisition
   •  COGS 159: Metaphor and Thought
   •  COGS 160: Free Will in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 161: Experimental Philosophy
   •  COGS 171: Memory and Cognition
   •  COGS 172: Thinking and Reasoning
   •  COGS 173: Advanced Judgment and Decision Making
   •  COGS 175: Spatial Cognition
   •  COGS 177: Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
   •  COGS 180: Topics in Cognitive Science

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