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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Basic course in American Studies. An interdisciplinary study of major aspects of American character and values from the colonial period to the twentieth century focusing on those characteristics and ideas which have helped define us as "American." 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000399)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (000401)
This course is also offered as ENGL 264 .
An interdisciplinary study of the culture and literature oral and written of an American ethnic group or groups, with emphasis on ties to particular regions and traditions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000408)
This course is also offered as RELS 322 .
An introduction to the variety of religious expressions in the history of the United States. The course explores the impact of religion on American society and examines how religion has shaped and been shaped by American ideals, values, and institutions. Topics include the interplay of European and indigenous religious traditions, religious freedom, the historical roots of religious trends such as pluralism and fundamentalism, and the contributions of ethnic minorities to the contemparary religious landscape. 3 hours discussion. (000405)
Interdisciplinary study of American popular culture from an historical/cultural perspective, with particular emphasis on how popular culture is both created and consumed and on how it affects and reflects contemporary American society. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (000402)
An interdisciplinary study of autobiographical literature (personal narratives, diaries, journals, etc.) emphasizing the experience of being/becoming American, with particular attention to ethnic identity, race, gender, and social class. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000404)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
An interdisciplinary study of the language, themes, and forms of the American folk, from myths and legends to folktales, foodways, and festivals. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000400)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000409)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (000410)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. A special research project in American culture designed by the student in cooperation with the faculty advisor at the beginning of the semester and concluded within that same semester. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000411)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is also offered as GEOG 435 .
A regional and topical description of North America at selected time periods, including cultural groups, land tenure systems, settlement patterns, agriculture, exploration and mapping, resource use, urbanization, population and migrations, and present-day results. 3 hours discussion. (000412)
This course is also offered as HIST 440 .
Significant ideas in American history, 1607 to the present; the influence of Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and modern science upon American character and society. 3 hours seminar. (000413)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000414)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (000415)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000416)
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