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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.

Interdisciplinary Programs and Special Major Course Offerings

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours seminar. (021325)
Corequisites: HNRS 200DI, HNRS 200EI.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 200CI, HNRS 200EI.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. In this course we investigate and discuss the concept of beauty. What does it mean to say that something is beautiful, or to say that one finds something beautiful? We investigate the concept of beauty, and related concepts, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Philosophy, art, history, biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other academic fields all have important things to say about what beauty is, what it has been taken to be, and the roles that beauty plays and has played in human life. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021401)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.
This seminar is a multidisciplinary exploration of Nature. The story of Nature is one that presumably has a beginning, a middle period, and an end. Using perspectives from cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, anthropology, philosophy, history, literature, music, and art the course focuses on basic and fundamental questions about Nature. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (021397)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021399)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program, faculty permission.
This course, a seminar specifically designed for the honors program by an outstanding professor at the University, will be offered as 249A-J each spring. This is an approved General Education course, but because the content changes yearly, the course will satisfy different GE requirements each time it is offered. 3 hours lecture. (004799)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.
This is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with the Honors Advisor or Honors Director. The internship provides work experience within the Honors Program on special projects. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020887)
Prerequisite: Active standing in Honors Program
. In Agents of Change we consider the nature of global citizenship and how to create a civically engaged life defined by personal and collective acts in service to the public good. Understanding how to increase the impact and quality of these acts using disciplinary expertise, interdisciplinary scholarship, and collaboration is also emphasized. Readings covered in the course encourage students' personal discernment of values, ethics, and commitments towards contributing to the public good in meaningful ways. We learn how to affect small and large scale social change and how a connected life is grounded in communities of civic practice. Students develop their personal theory of change informed by their discipline and study best practices in civic engagement, social movement, and organizational change efforts. We also learn how to overcome common obstacles to affecting change (personal, political, economic, social) and work with community leaders, departments, and disciplinary advisory boards to create a civic engagement infrastructure for the campus. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021400)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Critically examines scientific and humanistic world views and sensibilities, directly applying these approaches to contemporary social and personal problems. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (001149)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
An Honors seminar that explores the psychological, philosophical, social, biological, and technical aspects of machine "minds." Explores core issues within a subset of the disciplines that comprise the cognitive sciences, including artificial intelligence, philosophy, and psychology. Readings and discussions focus on theories of artificial intelligence and classic themes in human cognition and philosophy, such as determinism, consciousness, free-will, and the mind-body problem. The course focuses on increasing one's capability to express beliefs and evaluate arguments concerning various issues. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (002311)
This course is team taught across several disciplines: biology, ecology, political economy, sustainability, intellectual history, and literary and cultural studies. Examines the ways people have thought about their relationship to the world, particularly in North America and the American West. Examines how ideas are shaped by environment, and the ways in which different cultures have affected the environment. This course evaluates the sustainability of past and current relationships to the land, and also considers a number of future possibilities for positive change. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020913)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.
This is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with the Honors Advisor or Honors Director. The internship provides work experience within the Honors Program on special projects. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004810)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours seminar. (004811)
Prerequisites: Active status in the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Independent study of an interdisciplinary topic that satisfies three units of upper-division GE theme requirements. This capstone course is designed to hone your skills in research and writing by working on a topic that grows out of the material you found most intriguing in your other upper-division theme classes. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (000358)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004856)
Students may register for Independent Study for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (004859)
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 seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (004858)
Students may register for 1.0-6.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004861)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Evaluation of academic learning that took place as a result of, or along with, prior non-classroom experience. Students may receive from 1 to 15 units for this course. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 30.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000319)
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. 9 hours supervision. (004934)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004935)
Evaluation of academic learning that took place as a result of, or along with, prior non-classroom experience. Students may receive from 1 to 15 units for this course. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 30.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004936)
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. 9 hours supervision. (004937)
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. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004939)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0 to 5.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000371)
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. (004940)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. 9 hours supervision. (020954)
This course engages each student in the ongoing discussion and exploration of the requisites for effective leadership. We will do this by exposing the class to theories of leadership, the literature on the practical experiences of leaders and leadership, and consideration of personal attributes for effective leadership. The course is designed to cross numerous disciplinary borders. 3 hours seminar. (015966)
The practice of leadership in a diverse educational community allows students to increase their leadership skills and become more effective leaders. Topics range from personal leadership to the changing nature of leadership. The necessity and importance of relevant communication with people of differing backgrounds is also practiced. To emphasize the importance of community engagement and the role it plays in community leadership, students work collectively on a charitable event. Students learn from lectures, common readings, discussions, guest speakers, workshops, and out-of-classroom activities. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020474)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020344)
Different presenters who hold leadership positions on campus, in the community, or in the region will share their leadership experiences with students in the course to provide models of successful leadership. 1 hour seminar. (009598)
Prerequisites: CMST 472, LDRS 300, LDRS 389; CMST 470 or HCSV 330 or MGMT 303 or POLS 462.
Corequisites: MGMT 447.
This capstone experience is designed to bring together the various elements of the minor in leadership studies. It is also structured to introduce the student of leadership to emerging areas which impact significantly the study of leadership. These topics include ethics and integrity, the transpersonal dimension, creativity and innovation, team building, and the impact and use of technology. The course also requires the student to solve leadership-related problems individually and as a member of a team. 3 hours seminar. (009600)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Enrollment in an online class at a CSU campus through CourseMatch. Any questions or enrollment changes (drop, withdrawal, change of grade basis, etc.) must be done through the CSU campus hosting the class. Details about the class will be recorded on your official transcript after completion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 10.0 units. (021536)
A comprehensive introduction to university life. This course is designed to help students expand their knowledge of the life skills needed to be successful in college and after graduation. Topics include transition to academic and campus life, introduction to campus resources, academic expectations and developing skills to meet them, introduction to information literacy including library and computer resources, evaluating information, and applying it. The course may also include a service component. 3 hours lecture. (009580)
Introduces students to academic inquiry and civic engagement in the context of disciplinary concepts, methods and values, and supports students' transition to college. Students learn about the Business College and the possible areas of specialization for Business majors. 3 hours lecture. (020843)
This course introduces several methods for considering identity formation using students' direct experiences and researched examples of "emerging adult identity" and "eco-identity". Students read, write, discuss, and do case analyses and problem-solving to examine tensions among the idea of a consistent "self", the concept of "identity" as a set of ongoing processes, and the gaps between self-presentation and environmental commitments. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021144)
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 lecture. (020355)
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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020027)
This course provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to serve as effective, supportive Peer Mentors for first-year freshmen and students in GE courses with a civic/service-learning component. Students in this course become familiar with the theoretical underpinnings of the First-Year Experience Program and the objectives for UNIV 101 and other GE courses with a civic component. Through reading, writing, discussion, and hands-on activities they gain insight into first-year students' likely difficulties in adjusting to and succeeding in college, and they develop an array of strategies for supporting first-year students during their adjustment period. Mentors also learn about the needs of novice learners in an array of GE courses, and come to understand how the development of a civic dimension enhances students' learning experiences. 2 hours discussion. Credit/no credit grading. (020674)
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 lecture. (009596)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (009597)
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (009599)
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (009601)
Enrollment in an online class at a CSU campus through CourseMatch. Any questions or enrollment changes (drop, withdrawal, change of grade basis, etc.) must be done through the CSU campus hosting the class. Details about the class will be recorded on your official transcript after completion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 10.0 units. (021537)
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