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General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements Overview

You are to complete 48 units selected from designated General Education categories and courses. If you are enrolled in or are considering one of our high-unit majors, such as engineering, computer science, or liberal studies, carefully review the GE changes outlined in Reference:Majors with Important Modifications to General Education Requirements.

Note the following general guidelines:

1. Courses must be selected according to the following pattern of General Education:

  • 18 units from the Foundation;
    • 3 units each from Oral and Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning (Areas A1-A4) and
    • 3 units each from Physical and Life Sciences (Areas B1 and 2)
  • 6 units of American Institutions coursework and
  • 24 units from the remaining Disciplinary Areas;
    • 15 lower division units (3 units each from Arts and Humanities (Areas C1 and 2) Individual & Society and Societal Institutions (Areas D1 and 2; NOTE: Select no more than one POLS course), and Learning for Life (Area E), and
    • 9 upper-division units within a single Pathway from the three major disciplinary areas of the Natural Sciences (Area B), Arts and Humanities (Area C) and Social Sciences (Area D).

    2. You must have completed 45 semester units and GE Foundation requirements before the 9 units of upper-division coursework in a Pathway may be taken.

    3. A minimum of 9 out of the 48 GE units must be taken at CSU, Chico.

    4. GE courses are periodically reviewed and may be added to or deleted from the list below.

    Foundation: 18 Units

    Oral Communication (A1)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Effective oral communication. Introduction to human communication theory. Practice in gathering, organizing, and presenting material in speeches to persuade, inform, and interest. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002206)
    This course examines communication in small group processes such as group development, group climate, leadership and roles, problem solving, and conflict. Participation in an in-class small group helps facilitate individual and group improvement. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002208)

    Written Communication (A2)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: English Placement Test.
    Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (003383)
    Prerequisite: EFLN 170 with a grade of C- or higher.
    Corequisite: ENGL 030E.
    A special section of Academic Writing open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with the English Department. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020665)
    Prerequisite: English Placement Test.
    Instruction and practice in writing university-level prose. Instruction and practice in writing university-level expository prose. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020872)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 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 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: English Placement Test score of 147 or higher.
    An intensive writing course designed to introduce students to professional expository writing by using media content as models and a platform. Emphasis is on clarity, conciseness, and consistency in style, along with form, content, context, and effectiveness of communication. Writing for various audiences will feature the Internet, academic writing, persuasion, description and other rhetorical models. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021092)

    Critical Thinking (A3)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Study of the nature of argument, including methods of analysis, research, patterns and fallacies of reasoning, use and tests of evidence, refutation, and debate as a practical application of argumentation. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002221)
    An experiential course that develops skills in critical thinking through inquiry into and analysis of controversial phenomena in the earth and space sciences (e.g. evolution, global warming, peak oil, and alternative energy sources). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021130)
    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)
    A practical course in clear thinking and sound reasoning, which includes training in recognizing and avoiding the most commonly made mistakes in reasoning. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (007151)
    Prerequisites: For Students with English as a Second Language.
    A special section of Logic and Critical Thinking open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with international evaluations. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (007152)
    An examination of the role of critical thinking in daily life and scientific pursuits. Both inductive and deductive approaches to solving problems are utilized. Selected topics are investigated with an emphasis upon common logical fallacies in the interpretation of personal observations and empirical data. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021166)

    Quantitative Reasoning (A4)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
    An informal approach to mathematics designed to bring an appreciation and workable knowledge of the subject to non-majors. Not acceptable for a mathematics major or minor. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005514)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
    Summary of numerical data, elementary probability, distributions, and introduction to statistical inference. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005501)

    OR (one of the following advanced courses may be substituted for the requirement above)

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
    Solutions to systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, combinatorics, probability, binomial and normal distributions. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005521)
    Prerequisites: For business administration students: MATH 107. For other students: completion of GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
    Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. MATH 108 and BADM 103 are equivalent courses and each may be substituted for the other. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001042)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 118, MATH 119 (or High School equivalents).
    This course covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of differential and integral calculus with an introduction to differential equations. Emphasis on applications from the Life Sciences. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering. No credit for students with credit in MATH 120. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005512)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
    Structure of the real number system, operations on real numbers, number theory. Not acceptable for a mathematics major or minor. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005522)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, one year of high school geometry.
    Problem-solving, probability and statistics, measurement and the metric system, geometry. Not acceptable for a mathematics major or minor. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005523)

    Completion of both MATH 110 and MATH 111 is required for GE credit in Quantitative Reasoning.

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
    Trigonometric functions, graphs, identities and conditional equations, logarithms, solutions of triangles, and complex numbers. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005500)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
    Functions and graphs, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Systems of equations and inequalities, polar and parametric equations, complex numbers, and analytic trigonometry. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005504)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
    Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates, maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An introduction to the definite integral and area. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005506)

    Physical Sciences (B1)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Designed for non-science majors, this course will examine contemporary science issues and use this context to provide an understanding of the basic chemical processes that govern our lives. Students will learn how scientists study chemical processes, decipher them, and develop them to meet our needs. The importance of the relationship between science and technology and the public's understanding of these issues will also be explored. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001819)
    Prerequisites: High school biology, chemistry, or physics is recommended.
    This course is a survey of the basic processes that determine flows of energy through the atmosphere and examines the subsequent interactions among water, landforms, soil, and vegetation that create and modify the surface of the earth. Students develop a recognition of landscape patterns, as well as an understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles and functions that create those patterns, in order to understand the natural environment in which we live and the role of humans affecting that environment. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (003857)
    Earth materials, processes, and history, and their significance to humankind. No college credit for students who have passed GEOS 102. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004067)
    Origin and evolution of the universe. Topics include black holes, pulsars, quasars, life in the universe, and interstellar communication. Constellation study in Roth Planetarium and telescope observation of stars and galaxies at Observatory. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004129)
    An introduction to human impact upon planet Earth. Scientific principles applied to air pollution, water pollution, and solid and radioactive waste problems. Population dynamics, world hunger, and environmental issue analysis are also covered. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004131)
    This course focuses on the principles and scientific thought processes as they relate to climate change, air and water resources, and ecosystem alteration. The Earth's physical environment is the primary focus, although a portion of the course covering ecosystems bridges physical and biological interrelatedness of the global environment. Problem solving skills and skills in analyzing environmental issues are emphasized. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020268)
    This course provides an overview of modern physical theory, emphasizing the approach of science in understanding our place in the universe. The student discovers how simple, fundamental physical principles enable us to understand key features in diverse physical systems: from the radiometric dating of early hominid ancestors to the measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. The course emphasizes our current understanding of solar system formation, stellar evolution, and cosmic evolution. This in turn leads us to investigate the physical conditions salient to life on Earth, and ways in which these conditions are 'rare'. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007392)

    OR (one of the following advanced courses may be substituted for the requirement above)

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, Intermediate Algebra.
    A survey of the principles of chemistry, primarily for students in agriculture, industry and technology, and pre-nursing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001826)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
    A survey of organic chemistry primarily for agriculture, industry and technology, and pre-nursing students. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001828)
    Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
    Principles of chemistry for students in science, medical, and related professions. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodic table, gases, solids, liquids, solutions, and equilibrium. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001816)
    Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.
    Physical and chemical processes in the earth, including origin and identification of rocks and minerals; earth's interior; movements and major features of the earth's crust; erosion and sedimentation; geological structures; topographic maps; mineral resources. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (004069)
    Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).
    Mechanics, properties of matter, wave motion, sound, heat. Science majors are encouraged to take PHYS 204A instead of this course. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007394)
    Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 121 (second semester of calculus) or equivalent.
    Vectors, kinematics, particle dynamics, friction, work, energy, power, momentum, dynamics and statics of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluids. Calculus used. A grade of C- or higher is required before progressing to either PHYS 204B or PHYS 204C. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007401)

    Life Sciences (B2)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    The qualities of being human are examined through the investigation of evolutionary principles, non-human primates, human fossil record, and living peoples. The biological origin, evolution, and variation of humankind are explored. Lower division General Education Breadth Area B2, Natural Sciences-Life Forms. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (000490)
    Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001110)
    Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)
    Designed specifically for non-majors. Emphasis on broad biological principles, as illustrated by plants, and the economic importance and role of plants in human ecology. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001119)
    Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.
    Introduction to biological processes used in environmental engineering analysis and design with emphasis on sustainability. Ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, biochemical reactions, photosynthesis, microbial ecology, growth and kinetics. Engineering applications in control of communicable disease, aerobic and anaerobic degradation of organic waste, water quality management, drinking water treatment, wastewater and solid waste treatment, biomass energy, phytotechnology, and bioremediation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (021145)
    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)
    An integrated study of the nature and interactions of living things and their environments. This course is an introduction to the processes of evolution and speciation, ecology and ecosystem processes, cellular biology and organismal physiology. The course is primarily for students without a strong background in high school biology or chemistry. The course includes online content delivery, in-class discussion, and a hands-on activity session. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020372)
    Plant structure, growth, reproduction, and responses to the environment. How humans modify plants and the environment to grow crops. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007765)

    OR (one of the following advanced courses may be substituted for the requirement above)

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
    Introduction to biological molecules, bioenergetics, cellular structure and function, elements of molecular biology and genetics, and mechanisms of macroevolution and systematics. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001122)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 151 or faculty permission; recommend CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment.
    Introduction to evolutionary history and biological diversity, microbes and protists, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. Form and function of plants and animals. Ecological principles. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001123)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 151; CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment recommended.
    Introduction to plant and animal physiology and development. Laboratory consists of small group independent investigations of biological questions that include student-devised experiments; application of biological techniques, data anaylsis, and peer reviewed presentation of results. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (020284)

    American Institutions: 6 Units

    US History

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Survey of American history. Development of the United States and its political, economic, social, and cultural institutions. From colonial times to the present. Satisfies requirement in California Administrative Code, Title 5, Education, Sec. 40404. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004500)

    American Government: National, State, Local

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    An investigation of Who gets What, When, and How in national, state, and local politics. Also includes principles of American governmental institutions, federal systems, congress, president, and courts. Fulfills California state graduation and credential requirements for the American Constitution. (Satisfies requirement in California Administrative Code, Title 5, Section 40404.) 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007475)

    Pathways: 24 Units

    Lower Division: 15 units

    Arts (C1)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    APCG 110 provides an introduction to computer graphics and art. Students use the computer as a tool for creating static and animated images. Basic instruction in design and color relationships is provided. The writing component may include research reports from current graphics publications and/or attendance and discussion of art exhibitions. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (002287)
    An interactive discussion of art and visual literacy using related texts that focus on works from around the world, from ancient times to the present. This course fulfills General Education C1 requirements in the basic study of visual elements and concepts related to the arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. Formerly ARTS 100. (000713)
    Survey of the major visual arts of the Ancient World through the Middle Ages. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000705)
    Survey of the major visual arts of Europe and the U.S. from the Renaissance to 1800. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021083)
    Survey of the major visual arts of Europe and the U.S. from 1800 to the Present. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021084)
    A survey of visual arts, including Pre-Columbian, Post-Columbian, Native American, Islamic, and African. These arts will be placed in their historical, social, and religious contexts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000709)
    This course presents a study of architectural history with an emphasis on contemporary projects. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021203)
    Through examining the texts and film interpretations of Shakespeare plays, students in this course develop a deeper understanding of both Shakespearean drama and the language of film. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (015856)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 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)
    An overview of the artistic and intellectual heritage of the cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, India, China, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, and Islam from their origins to 1500 C.E. Comparative analysis of music, art, architecture, and primary texts (theatre, philosophy and religion, literature, history, and political science). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (015843)
    An overview of Western Culture from the Renaissance to the present. Serves as a broad introduction to the major forms and types of artistic expression: sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama, dance, film, and music, and includes comparative analysis of primary texts (theatre, philosophy and religion, literature, history, and political science). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (015845)
    An overview of Western Culture from the Renaissance to the present. Serves as a broad introduction to the major forms and types of artistic expression: sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama, dance, film, and music, and includes comparative analysis of primary texts (theatre, philosophy and religion, literature, history, and political science). 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021452)
    This course explores themes about food in international cinema, with special attention to the social, cultural and historical context for food as depicted in film, the cultural issues regarding national, ethnic and gender identity, and how the art and history of cinema have presented the many roles that food plays in our lives. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021204)
    This is an introductory survey course that reviews dance as an art form in both Western and Eastern cultures, to include ballet, modern, ethnic, social dance, jazz and musical theatre. Course content covers the roots of dance in world cultures to include social customs, religious beliefs, social structure, the community and dance theory that influence the dance aesthetic. Course employs lecture, film, and discussion. This is a web based course. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021229)
    A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (006053)
    A survey of seminal compositions and composers from western art music history. Musical traditions, compositional techniques, performance mediums, and the compositional background of individual works and composers, and the effects of political, social and philosophical issues upon the compositions and composers studies are explored. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (006183)
    A survey of all aspects of theatre arts, including history, production styles and techniques, acting, directing, and stagecraft. Supplemental reading and examination of theatre literature. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (009211)
    An introduction to the aesthetic principles and practical methods actors use to bring life to characters in plays. Special attention is given to themes of healthy vs. unhealthy personal, family, and social relationships and their critical examination through the active inquiry of rehearsal. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (009210)
    This is a survey course examining theatrical performance throughout the world focusing primarily on non-western forms. It examines representative examples of theatrical performance within specific cultures or geographic locations and explores the social and cultural connections between performance and society. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021114)
    This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021151)

    Humanities (C2)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course is also offered as HIST 230 .
    A history of the Indian in North America, development of Indian culture, Indian-white relations, the disruption of the Indian way of life, wars, assimilation, and Indian culture in a Caucasian world. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000382)
    This course is also offered as ENGL 252 .
    Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000377)
    This course is also offered as HIST 135 .
    Study of the Mexican-American subculture in the United States after 1848: historical background, migration, cultural patterns, folklore, economic and political objectives. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (001974)
    This course is also offered as FLNG 254 , HUMN 254 .
    An overview of Chicana/o art, literature, and ideology. The course examines the trajectory of the Chicano Movement and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to contemporary times. We explore how Chicano literature asks enduring and universal questions and at the same time reflects a specific historical and cultural reality that is fundamental to the United States experience. Reading, discussions, and reports are in English (with some code-switching in Spanish). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021205)
    This course is also offered as AIST 252 .
    Study of the oral and written literature of the American Indian and of related historical and critical materials. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000377)
    Study of non-Western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for comparison. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003408)
    Study of non-Western literature from a variety of cultures, with European materials included for comparison. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021234)
    The study of novels, poetry, and drama selected from the world's great literature. Historical, thematic, and formal approaches shape the analysis of these works. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003492)
    An exploration of the thematic and stylistic elements of literature by women with an emphasis on the ways women's lives have been shaped by societal expectations with regard to gender roles, sexuality identify and expression, socio-economic status, and ethnic and/or religious identities. Readings may include life writing, short story, novel, drama, poetry, essays, and criticism by women from different cultures and periods. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021172)
    An interdisciplinary study of the culture, oral, and written literature 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)
    An interdisciplinary study of the culture, oral, and written literature of an American ethnic group or groups, with emphasis on ties to particular regions and traditions. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021235)
    This course is also offered as CHST 254 , HUMN 254 .
    An overview of Chicana/o art, literature, and ideology. The course examines the trajectory of the Chicano Movement and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to contemporary times. We explore how Chicano literature asks enduring and universal questions and at the same time reflects a specific historical and cultural reality that is fundamental to the United States experience. Reading, discussions, and reports are in English (with some code-switching in Spanish). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021205)
    This course is also offered as CHST 135 .
    Study of the Mexican-American subculture in the United States after 1848: historical background, migration, cultural patterns, folklore, economic and political objectives. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (001974)
    This course is also offered as AIST 230 .
    A history of the Indian in North America, development of Indian culture, Indian-white relations, the disruption of the Indian way of life, wars, assimilation, and Indian culture in a Caucasian world. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000382)
    This course is also offered as MEST 261 , RELS 202 .
    Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004515)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 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)
    A comprehensive introduction to Eastern art, literature, and philosophy, as revealed in the civilizations of India, China, and Japan. The course examines the rise of civilization in India, China, and Japan with special focus on Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha, and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to modern times. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020684)
    This course is also offered as CHST 254 , FLNG 254 .
    An overview of Chicana/o art, literature, and ideology. The course examines the trajectory of the Chicano Movement and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to contemporary times. We explore how Chicano literature asks enduring and universal questions and at the same time reflects a specific historical and cultural reality that is fundamental to the United States experience. Reading, discussions, and reports are in English (with some code-switching in Spanish). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021205)
    Critical reading and discussion of selected literary works, with special emphasis on the clarification and analysis of the philosophical ideas they entail. Readings selected are representative and inclusive of major philosophical views influential in 21st century life with special attention paid to perennial problems for all cultures including love, immigration, aging, family, poverty, and identity. This course blends philosophical works with illustrative and contrasting literary selections. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021125)
    Critical reading and discussion of selected literary works, with special emphasis on the clarification and analysis of the philosophical ideas they entail. Readings selected are representative and inclusive of major philosophical views influential in 21st century life with special attention paid to perennial problems for all cultures including love, immigration, aging, family, poverty, and identity. This course blends philosophical works with illustrative and contrasting literary selections. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021327)
    This course uses films set during the Renaissance to offer an overview on a period of time that has given the world a series of unique innovations in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, politics, and sciences. A journey through the historical context and major themes of the political, literary, and visual culture produced in Italy between ca. 1300 and 1600 are the background of the course main focus: the examination of effective life changes occurred during the Renaissance. This is a combination of film screenings, lecture, and discussion. The use of media is intended to help students reflect upon the way in which the Renaissance phenomenon has been portrayed in western culture. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021202)
    This course examines films made by Latin American and non-Latin American filmmakers as a means of introducing students to the history of cultures of Latin America from the pre-conquest to the present. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021121)
    This course is also offered as RELS 224 .
    This course covers the religions that inform America's ethnic minorities, and the historical, cultural, and social experiences and values of Native American, Hispanic-American, Arab-American, African-American, and Asian-American minority groups. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021198)
    This course is also offered as HIST 261 , RELS 202 .
    Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004515)
    This course is also offered as RELS 204I .
    This course surveys the texts, practices, and beliefs of Judaism, examines the development of the Jewish tradition in response to interactions with a variety of host cultures, and investigates how the Jewish experience complicates our understanding of what it means to be a minority. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (005860)
    This course is also offered as RELS 205 .
    This course traces the history of Jewish and Muslim engagement with the West, explores the diversity of Jewish and Muslim groups in contemporary Europe and the United States, and investigates how Western interactions with Jews and Muslims have defined and challenged European and American identities. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020675)
    An introduction to philosophical thought and skills. Issues that traditionally have been of central importance in philosophical inquiry, such as the nature of knowledge, reality, and values, will be emphasized. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007155)
    A critical survey of different theories of happiness and meaning in life, including discussion of the roles of moral values, mental health, art, music, and food and drink in living well. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007163)
    A critical examination of diverse philosophical views regarding the causes of war and the prospects for peace. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (021191)
    An introduction to philosophical thought and skills. Issues that traditionally have been of central importance in philosophical inquiry, such as the nature of knowledge, reality, and values, will be emphasized. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007155)
    An examination of a variety of approaches to the development of an environmental ethic, including "shallow" and "deep" environmentalism, the balance of nature argument, and the Gaia hypothesis. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021190)
    This course is also offered as RELS 241 .
    In this course we investigate the long and complicated relationship between science and religion by examining both the conflict and co-operation between theologians, philosophers, and scientists in the Western and Eastern worlds throughout history and into the modern age. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007201)
    An analysis of the religions of the West: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008129)
    An introduction to the religions of the East: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008128)
    What is religion? How do we recognize it? Are there functions religions characteristically serve or questions they characteristically ask? Are there characteristic answers? Are there secular religions? How do various cultures approach the category of "religion"? This course explores diverse religious beliefs and practices in light of classic and contemporary analyses from several disciplinary fields. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008130)
    This course is also offered as HIST 261 , MEST 261 .
    Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004515)
    This course is also offered as MJIS 204I .
    This course surveys the texts, practices, and beliefs of Judaism, examines the development of the Jewish tradition in response to interactions with a variety of host cultures, and investigates how the Jewish experience complicates our understanding of what it means to be a minority. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (005860)
    This course is also offered as MJIS 205 .
    This course traces the history of Jewish and Muslim engagement with the West, explores the diversity of Jewish and Muslim groups in contemporary Europe and the United States, and investigates how Western interactions with Jews and Muslims have defined and challenged European and American identities. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020675)
    This course provides an introduction to the religions and cultures of India and the surrounding region known as South Asia. The main traditions that are examined are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Sikhism, all of which have deeply influenced the wider culture and each other throughout their evolution over the centuries in India. Students become acquainted with their doctrinal, philosophical, devotional, ritual, and social features. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008181)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 224 .
    This course covers the religions that inform America's ethnic minorities, and the historical, cultural, and social experiences and values of Native American, Hispanic-American, Arab-American, African-American, and Asian-American minority groups. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021198)
    This course is also offered as PHIL 204 .
    In this course we investigate the long and complicated relationship between science and religion by examining both the conflict and co-operation between theologians, philosophers, and scientists in the Western and Eastern worlds throughout history and into the modern age. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007201)
    An introduction to ways that religious and secular world views and ethics influence attitudes, behaviors, and policies toward the environment, society, and economy. The course considers alternative views of self and society, the relationship between human beings and the natural world, and issues of lifestyle, justice, and sustainability. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021200)
    This course is also offered as WMST 275I .
    Analysis of the images, roles, and experiences of women in world religions in historical and contemporary contexts. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021201)
    This course explores technology and science through science fiction, both historical and contemporary. In our rapidly changing technological civilization, technology and science offer numerous benefits to individuals and to societies along with a host of new challenges and considerations often foreshadowed in science fiction. Science fiction has also been used as a vehicle to inform, misinform, motivate, or alarm its audience regarding social, cultural, environmental, sustainable, technological, scientific, and other issues. This course uses science fiction to explore the past, present, and possible future effects of science and technology on society, culture, environment, sustainability, as well as on invention and innovation. Throughout the course various nonfiction articles, science fiction stories, and sections of science fiction works are used in discussions around a variety of themes. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021221)
    This course is also offered as RELS 275I .
    Analysis of the images, roles, and experiences of women in world religions in historical and contemporary contexts. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021201)

    OR (one of the following language courses may be substituted for the Humanities requirement above)

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Introduction to Arabic language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020747)
    Prerequisites: ARAB 101A.
    Continuation of ARAB 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020748)
    Prerequisites: ARAB 102A.
    Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ARAB 101A and ARAB 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020749)
    Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
    Students review and expand language skills and cultureal concepts introduced in ARAB 101A, ARAB 102A, and ARAB 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020750)
    Introduction to Chinese language and Culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020752)
    Prerequisites: CHNS 101A.
    Continuation of CHNS 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020753)
    Prerequisites: CHNS 102A.
    Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A and CHNS 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020754)
    Prerequisites: CHNS 201.
    Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A, CHNS 102A, and CHNS 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020755)
    Using a conversational approach, this course will provide students with a foundation of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the deaf community, such as history, education, language arts, and pragmatics will be explored. Additionally, lectures will provide information on hearing loss and comparison of sign languages and systems. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002142)
    The beginning course is taught using a conversational approach. Students acquire knowledge about cultural and linguistic aspects of deafness and ASL, as well as attain receptive and expressive skills that will enable them to communicate with individuals using ASL. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved General Education course. (002149)
    Intensive practice and analytical study in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Focus on American culture, supplemented by selected reading in various academic disciplines. This course is open to international and resident students who have lived most of their lives in a non-English-speaking country. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (003377)

    Note: EFLN 170 is for international students for whom English is a foreign language.

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)
    Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
    Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)
    Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)
    Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)
    Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)
    Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
    Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)
    Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
    Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)
    Introduction to the ancient Greek language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020745)
    Continuation of GREK 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition of ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020746)
    Introduction to the Modern Hebrew language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020724)
    Continuation of HBRW 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020725)
    Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)
    Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
    Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)
    Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)
    Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)
    Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the development of fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with clear understanding of basic sentence structures. Acquisition of Hiragana and Katakana characters (phonetic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005334)
    Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
    Continuation of JAPN 101. Special attention to different verb forms and essential auxiliary expressions. Appropriate language use in a variety of social settings. Acquisition of 110 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005335)
    Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
    Review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to logical discourse development. Acquisition of 200 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005336)
    Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
    Continuation of review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to refining and expanding discourse. Acquisition of 300 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005337)
    Introduction to the Latin language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation and composition of Latin. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005390)
    Continuation of LATN 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in Latin. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020732)
    Introduction to Portuguese language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007752)
    Prerequisites: PORT 101A.
    Continuation of PORT 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007754)
    Introduction to Russian language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008916)
    Prerequisites: RUSS 101A.
    Continuation of RUSS 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008920)
    Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
    Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009113)
    Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
    Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009118)
    Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)
    Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009123)
    Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
    Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)
    Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
    Further reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. Builds on topics studied in SPAN 201N. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009126)

    Individual and Society (D1)

    Select no more than one POLS course from Areas D1 and D2.

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course is also offered as ASST 110 .
    This interdisciplinary course offers students an introduction to some of the many issues facing Asian nations today, grounded in an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious, and philosophical influences that underlie these challenges. The course examines the role of individuals in creating societal change in Asia through such things as political advocacy, cultural innovation, technological invention, the generation of literature, economic decision-making, military force, corruption, and other methods of influence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021219)
    The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000014)
    Introduction to socio-cultural development of the American Indian in modern times and the background for present-day conditions. Attention given to contemporary Indian affairs and problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000375)
    This course is also offered as ANTH 261 .
    Survey of Native North America with emphasis on U.S. tribes, their cultures, rituals, and institutions. Brief examination of pre-history. The focus is on historical and contemporary people. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000383)
    The course explores culture as the basis for understanding the human experience, including an examination of cross-cultural diversity. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000492)
    This course is also offered as AIST 261 .
    Survey of Native North America with emphasis on U.S. tribes, their cultures, rituals, and institutions. Brief examination of pre-history. The focus is on historical and contemporary people. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000383)
    Study of the Native peoples of South America, Mexico, and Central America from European contact to the present. The course emphasizes contemporary ethnography and interaction of indigenous people with colonialism and the modern nation-state. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021187)
    This course is also offered as AAST 110 .
    This interdisciplinary course offers students an introduction to some of the many issues facing Asian nations today, grounded in an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious, and philosophical influences that underlie these challenges. The course examines the role of individuals in creating societal change in Asia through such things as political advocacy, cultural innovation, technological invention, the generation of literature, economic decision-making, military force, corruption, and other methods of influence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021219)
    An introductory survey of microeconomic analysis. Analysis of individual economic units: household, firms, and markets. Analysis of individual decision making. Supply and demand analysis. Type of market organization: competition, oligopoly, and monopoly. Discussion of current problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002638)
    Survey of human populations and activities, with an emphasis upon how social, economic, political, and religious institutions influence interrelationships with the physical environment. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003859)
    Digital mapping, location based services, geo-tracking, and online social networks are critically examined in terms of geographic representation, geographic inquiry, individual privacy, equity, and social justice. An experiential course that develops skills in critical geospatial thinking through inquiry into and analysis of evolving geospatial technologies (e.g. geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and satellite imagery); and explores their impact on the individual and society as they pertain to social and earth science phenomena. An examination of the role of critical geospatial thinking in daily life and scientific pursuits. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021148)
    Overview of human sexuality, including psychosexual development, gender roles, reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases inlcuding HIV/AIDS, relationships, sexual orientation, sex and the law, sexually explicit materials, and sexual dysfunction. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004384)
    Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of the ancient civilizations that are the focus of the sixth-grade history/social science curriculum in California public schools: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush, the Hebrews, Greece, India, China, Rome. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004492)
    The course treats the global history of human interaction with, and effect on the environment and changing ideas about it from the birth of farming to the modern age. It is intended as an introduction to major themes, techniques, and sources of environmental history and awareness of sustainability issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020205)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
    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)
    This course is also offered as WMST 211 .
    The purpose of this course is to educate students to be informed consumers of media, to examine actual portrayals of women in the various media, and to explore how the media industry treats women. These objectives will result in a raised awareness of how both sexes can participate equally in the world around them. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021252)
    An introduction to the concepts, terminology, and issues in multicultural and gender studies, including exploration of America's multicultural history, gender as an element of culture, and contemporary issues in the field. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (002602)
    An introduction to the concepts, terminology, and issues in multicultural and gender studies, including exploration of America's multicultural history, gender as an element of culture, and contemporary issues in the field. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021257)
    Survey of Middle Eastern history, cultures, and societies from late antiquity to the modern period. Investigation of the role of Islam in shaping the Middle East and interactions with the West in the late medieval and modern periods. Examination of contemporary issues, including modernization, colonialism, secularism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Islamic revival. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021396)
    This course provides an overview of the Health at Every Size paradigm. Topics include size discrimination, social and cultural influences on body dissatisfaction and the adoption of enjoyable physical activity, and mindful eating. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021134)
    This course provides an overview of the Health at Every Size paradigm. Topics include size discrimination, social and cultural influences on body dissatisfaction and the adoption of enjoyable physical activity, and mindful eating. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021256)
    The political dynamics of selected developing countries. Major emphasis will be on problems of poverty, colonialism, comparative political structures and behavior, imperialism, and international relations. The course will also focus on tensions in the political culture between traditional and non-traditional values in contemporary developing societies. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (007468)
    An introduction to the structure, composition, and performance of the judicial process and its role in the resolution of societal conflicts. Following an examination into the nature of law, the course focuses on the essential actors in the process and review the performance of their roles. Issues critical to a free society freedom of speech, rights of the accused, equal protection and their impact on certain populations are studied to illustrate the politics of distributing "justice" by means of the courts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (007470)
    The history and philosophy of criminal justice in America; recapitulation of the system and how it disproportionately impacts different groups in America; identifying the various sub-systems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the criminal justice system. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (001563)
    Examination of social and cultural influences on emotional, social, and intellectual development. Specific emphasis on children raised in lower socio-economic environments as well as children of American Indian, Mexican-American, and black cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007889)
    The role of citizens in influencing natural resources policy. Integrative study of factors influencing wildlife, timber, range, water, air, mineral, and recreation resources, including resource scarcity, societal structure, economic influences, and institutional policies. Focus on public involvement in natural resources planning and decision-making. Survey of basic principles of multiple-use natural resource management. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021245)
    This course helps organize thinking about societies in general, the society we inhabit, and our place within it. Underlying questions are: Why do people have different values? Why do people act differently? Why is there inequality? And why and how does society; its values and norms, institutions, and groups influence our behavior. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008933)
    This course is also offered as WMST 230 .
    Taking an in-depth look, this course explores women's lives in today's world across categories of class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and age. Students also discuss such topics as gender, body politics, violence against women, poverty, religion, and power as they relate to women. Special attention is given to social activism and emerging policies here in the U.S. and elsewhere. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008968)
    This course explores invention and innovation, looking at the social, cultural, economic, environmental, intellectual, and sustainable contexts of technologies and scientific advancements. Critical technologies and scientific advancements are explored; how these technologies and advancements came about including the individuals, connections, organizations, settings, and culture which enabled the development. The impact on the individual, culture, society, economy, environment, sustainability, and other technologies and advancements at their inception, in our current world and the future, are considered. Throughout these investigations attention is directed to the development and social context of these inventions and advancements, challenging students to understand the past as the foundation of the world today and setting the stage for the future. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021220)
    This course is also offered as JOUR 211 .
    The purpose of this course is to educate students to be informed consumers of media, to examine actual portrayals of women in the various media, and to explore how the media industry treats women. These objectives will result in a raised awareness of how both sexes can participate equally in the world around them. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021252)
    This course is also offered as SOCI 230 .
    Taking an in-depth look, this course explores women's lives in today's world across categories of class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and age. Students also discuss such topics as gender, body politics, violence against women, poverty, religion, and power as they relate to women. Special attention is given to social activism and emerging policies here in the U.S. and elsewhere. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008968)
    This is an interdisciplinary course which concentrates on the universal experiences of women around the world. The impact of international and domestic politics and culture on women, the role of women in economic development, equity issues, and women's role in the social movement are the centrality of the course. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021197)

    Societal Institutions (D2)

    Select no more than one POLS course from Areas D1 and D2.

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course is also offered as SOCI 152 .
    This course examines the Asian experience in the U.S. over the last 150 year by focusing on the experiences of different Asian ethnic groups. The focus is on early arrival and settlement, and contemporary issues in Asian American communities, including immigration, racism, and Asian American identity. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000003)
    The role of agricultural business in the economy. Introductory economic and business principles and their application to the solution of agricultural problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (000014)
    Introduces the aims and objectives of African American Studies. A critical examination of the African American experience and its antecedents. This includes an assessment of how the dominant society impacts African Americans, including such factors as racism, poverty, and the current social/economic status of African Americans. Africa's contributions to the world are included. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000136)
    Significant events in mankind's prehistoric cultural development and their relevance to the present. Human antiquity; the acquisition of culture during the Paleolithic; the beginning of early civilization. Introduction to the methods of archaeology and human paleontology. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000491)
    A comparative analysis of the interaction of economic and political forces in societies of the non-western world. The diversity with which various cultures address scarcity, the distribution of goods and power. Transition from traditional economic and political institutions over time, and the impact of these changes on the values, attitudes, and lifestyles on developing urban populations. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000495)
    A cross-cultural examination of religions and world views. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000499)
    This course is also offered as SOCI 157 .
    This course explores contemporary issues affecting Chicanos in the United States, including cultural values, social organization, urbanization, gender, and socio-economics. Attention is given to how family, religion, and immigration experiences play upon the lifestyles and values held by Chicanas and Chicanos. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (001973)
    A non-technical introduction to economics with coverage of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Overview of the evolution of economic concepts and ideas. Application of economics to current problems such as inflation, unemployment, the financial sector, the economics of regulation, market imperfections, environmental problems, and international economics. Consumer decision making and different market models are included. (Can be substituted for ECON 102 in the major if students also take ECON 330 as one of their 300-level electives.) 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002635)
    An introductory survey of macroeconomic analysis. Use of fundamental economic concepts to analyze the over-all economy. Determination of gross national product, rates of unemployment, problems of inflation, recession, and the use of governmental policies. Discussion of current problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002636)
    Broad overview of spatial and temporal changes in the California landscape resulting from the interaction of various cultural groups with their environment. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003860)
    The historical cultural geography of the American West, emphasizing how various cultural groups have each made a unique imprint on the western landscape. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003861)
    Examination of the political, economic, religious, and social structures of the medieval and early-modern civilizations that are the focus of the seventh-grade history/social science curriculum in California public schools: the Islamic world, China, Japan, Europe, the Americas, Ghana, and Mali. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004493)
    Examination of the developments and events that are the focus of the tenth-grade history-social science curriculum: the French Revolution, industrialization, imperialism, the world wars, totalitarianism, the Cold War, nation-building in the Third World, and global economic and technological integration. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (004491)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
    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: ENGL 130I.
    Popular mediated culture has evolved with communication during the past century to establish institutions that help define our shared identity. This course is about the resulting culture that appears in mass media and how it reflects, creates, or diminishes values central to the United States by examining the resulting forms, messages, and impacts within society and societal institutions. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021224)
    A survey of the history, geography, culture, and society of Latin America. This course is designed to provide students who are majoring in Latin American Studies, as well as General Education students, with an initial orientation in the study of Latin America on an interdisciplinary basis. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (015750)
    An examination of major political problems challenging America today. Emphasis on class discussion of controversial topics involving political policy in the context of the study of political science. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007467)
    The three major topics of this course are health, well being, and resilience, Students explore the relationship between physical and mental well being. The interrelationship between the well being of individuals and the well being of communities are examined. Plans for improving one's own health at different moments in the life course are made. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021167)
    This course is also offered as AAST 152 .
    This course examines the Asian experience in the U.S. over the last 150 year by focusing on the experiences of different Asian ethnic groups. The focus is on early arrival and settlement, and contemporary issues in Asian American communities, including immigration, racism, and Asian American identity. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000003)
    This course is also offered as CHST 157 .
    This course explores contemporary issues affecting Chicanos in the United States, including cultural values, social organization, urbanization, gender, and socio-economics. Attention is given to how family, religion, and immigration experiences play upon the lifestyles and values held by Chicanas and Chicanos. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (001973)
    Adopting a sociological lens, this course studies the overarching causes of social problems, as well as their effects on our experiences, communities, institutions, and society. Students explore which groups hold the power to define social problems and propose solutions. Areas covered may include the family, education, the environment, sex, gender, race, poverty, and crime and violence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008934)
    The production and consumption of popular culture - one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing aspects of American culture - influence virtually every aspect of social life. This course critically examines trends in mass media and culture and their influence on the attitudes and behaviors of various social groups. Special attention is given to focusing our sociological lens and to uncovering connections between popular culture and gender, sexuality, race, and class. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008938)
    This course identifies groups within American society which have a high risk of disenfranchisement. Societal responses established to reduce the impact of inequitable distribution of goods, services, and opportunities based on economic, medical, educational, generational, gender, and legal scarcity are studied. Issues are examined from historical and contemporary perspectives. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (009411)
    This course explores the impact of cultural beliefs and practices on diverse women's lives. Readings, films, and lectures analyze women's challenges, struggles, and accomplishments. Specific topics include race and class, media images of women, the women's movement, work, motherhood, and sexuality. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (009621)

    Learning for Life (E)

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Designed for Nursing, Liberal Studies, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and other non-Child Development majors, this course studies the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence. The course explains genetic, biological, and environmental influences including cross-cultural issues. Scheduled observations are included. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001442)
    This is an introductory course to marriage and family, including psychological, physiological, and social aspects of close personal relationships. The topics include dating, courtship, marriage, family life, dual career marriages, single parenting, and other contemporary issues. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001443)
    To address the challenge of understanding development in its many contexts and manifestations, this course provides a global investigation of critical issues influencing the lives of children. This course focuses on familial and societal influences on children's development and explores how the concept of childhood is shaped by cultural and social practices and policies. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021161)
    Using both cognitive and experiential models, this course explores the relationships between gender and communication. Discussions focus on such topics as self-perceptions and images of men and women, language used by and about men and women, self-disclosure and self-assertion as communicative acts, gender differences in information processing and non-verbal communication, private and public contexts for gender communication, and gender communication in organizations. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (021189)
    Focus is on the problems of communication between cultural groupings inside and outside of the U.S. Various historical and political contexts in which intercultural communication occurs are examined. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021193)
    This course explores the impact of technology on our lives. Aspects of our complex technological society are investigated through study of the various forms technology takes, and readings in contemporary literature regarding the impact these technologies have on individuals. Students are encouraged to reflect on technology in their own lives through journaling, and to discourse with their peers on the benefits and harm to individuals, society, and humanity that modern technology presents. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (020623)
    Readings of literary masterpieces as springboards for personal reflection on students' social, psychological, and physiological being. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003423)
    This course introduces students to the issue and practices of environmental literacy. Environmental literacy is the capacity to perceive and interpret the relative health of environmental systems and to connect the environment to human physical, mental, and social health. Students are encouraged to recognize that their lives depend upon the environment, and that their personal decisions affect the environment. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021259)
    Explores major issues regarding behavior conducive to optimal health throughout the life course. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, substance use and abuse, fitness, diet, sexuality, stress, and disease risk reduction. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004378)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
    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 General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
    Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
    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 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 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)
    The nature of study, work, volunteering, and travel abroad. Emphasis on an exploration of the self as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological being while living abroad. Students learn to differentiate between personal, cultural, and universal patterns in order to develop greater understanding of themselves and people of other cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021206)
    The nature of study, work, volunteering, and travel abroad. Emphasis on an exploration of the self as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological being while living abroad. Students learn to differentiate between personal, cultural, and universal patterns in order to develop greater understanding of themselves and people of other cultures. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021238)
    The mass media are changing more rapidly now than at any time in the past century, and this course gives a context to those changes and provides an overview of what citizens need to know for understanding the role of the mass media in their public lives. Students explore the structure of media organizations; the professional and ethical values of journalists; the needs, desires, and influences of culture on media consumers; and the impact of changing technologies - both visual and written - on public relations and traditional news gathering. This includes critical analysis of the relationship of journalism and society and their effect on democracy, as well as the psychological, political, economic, and cultural values of citizens. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020555)
    The mass media are changing more rapidly now than at any time in the past century, and this course gives a context to those changes and provides an overview of what citizens need to know for understanding the role of the mass media in their public lives. Students explore the structure of media organizations; the professional and ethical values of journalists; the needs, desires, and influences of culture on media consumers; and the impact of changing technologies - both visual and written - on public relations and traditional news gathering. This includes critical analysis of the relationship of journalism and society and their effect on democracy, as well as the psychological, political, economic, and cultural values of citizens. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021263)
    Students participate in and monitor the results of a training program in swimming, running, weight training, cycling, or aerobics. Lectures explore the body's response to exercise and how to best exercise. Information and guidelines on how to begin or maintain a program of healthy and enjoyable exercise are presented. Topics discussed include the values of exercise, the body's responses to exercise and training, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, exercise and the environment, exercise for special populations, and sports nutrition. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (006967)
    Student learning focuses on how sports and games are part of an integrated physiological, psychological, and social being in societies around the world. Students develop appreciation, understanding, and respect of various cultural contexts and how sport, games, and play behaviors are part of physical expression and cross-cultural interaction. Student learning in this area shall include consideration of how sport and games are related to human sociality, psychological, well-being, health, and wellness. Students also engage in physical activity participation in global games with emphasis on social relationships. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021258)
    This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about disability in film and physical activity. Morevoer, the experience provides students an in-depth look into the portrayal of individuals with disabilities in film and media and how this does or does not coincide with societal views and values, education, physical education, politics, individual and group behavior. Perceptions and personal views regarding individuals with disability and their inclusion/segregation in society are explored through visual arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020448)
    Physiological, social, and psychological factors affecting food intake are examined, as well as relationships of nutrients to health throughout life. Sustainable food practices are explored. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004273)
    Introduction to concepts and problems in psychology. Topics include perception, learning, development, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, and biological and social bases of behavior. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007881)
    Orientation to leisure in terms of personal and social growth, leisure and recreational planning, leisure time management, fitness and health enhancement, stress management, constructive use of leisure, and the development of personal leisure values. Designed for non-majors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008787)
    A study of the religious, ethical, spiritual, psychological, and socio-cultural dimensions of dying, death, and afterlife. Reading and discussion of issues surrounding dying (dying as one's last career, patient-centered approaches, spirit/body relationships); death (definitions, religious meanings, ritual practices); and afterlife (religious conceptions, relation to the human quest for meaning). 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004443)
    This course uncovers the complexity and impact of sexuality on our experiences and on broader social life. Addressing biological, psychological, and cultural aspects, this course examines how society influences cultural and individual sexual meanings, identities, expressions, and controversies. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008937)
    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)

    Upper Division: 9 units

    All 9 upper-division units must be taken from one Pathway.

    Diversity Studies Pathway

    How difference - cultural, racial, sexual, biological, linguistic, or geographic - shapes who we are and how we live together. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Diversity Studies in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    Analysis of the evidence for evolution and the nature of the process. Darwinism, neo-Darwinism, sociobiology, conflicts and misconceptions regarding evolution, creationism, and evolution of the human body and mind are considered. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001139)
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    Analysis of the evidence for evolution and the nature of the process. Darwinism, neo-Darwinism, sociobiology, conflicts and misconceptions regarding evolution, creationism, and evolution of the human body and mind are considered. 3 hours discussion.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021355)
    Prerequisite: NSCI 102.
    This course explores sex, gender, sexual expression, and mating behavior in humans and non-humans from an evolutionary biological perspective. Why does sex exist? Why do genders exist? What are the alternatives? Why is sex expression so variable in nature? What explains the diversity of courtship and mating behaviors? The course emphasizes lessons gleaned from applying the principles of scientific inquiry toward the study of these and related questions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021160)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation Areas Physical Science and Life Science.
    This course melds the scientific basis of natural phenomena that become deadly hazards with the geopolitical climate that shapes culture. Explores the imbalance of energy on the Earth vs. human fallacy in misappropriation of technological advances as potential causes of geohazards. This course places the collision of science and human values on the international stage. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004148)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021120)
    This course explores the way place, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality inform and inflect the experience of particular cultural groups set against the larger American culture. Classes typically focus on African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, or Native American literature. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021237)
    This course explores numerous sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism through the study of specific regions and populations in North America. Topics include identity, communication in bilingual groups and families, code-switching, language choices, registers of language, bilingual and immersion education, dominant vs. minority languages, language politics, ebonics, and the impact of legislation that attempts to govern language use. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021124)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisite: 45 lower-division units.
    This course introduces and analyzes the predominant philosophical, cultural, and scientific views on race and examines the issue of racism primarily in contemporary American culture. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021207)
    Prerequisite: 45 lower-division units.
    This course introduces and analyzes the predominant philosophical, cultural, and scientific views on race and examines the issue of racism primarily in contemporary American culture. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021267)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Investigation of the nature and causes of income distribution in the United States. Consideration of the social and economic forces which generate income levels and determine patterns of economic mobility over time, interweaving theoretical, descriptive, quantitative, and normative aspects. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002662)
    Investigation of the nature and causes of income distribution in the United States. Consideration of the social and economic forces which generate income levels and determine patterns of economic mobility over time, interweaving theoretical, descriptive, quantitative, and normative aspects. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021270)
    A regional study of our nation in terms of the physical earth and its human use. The course includes emphasis on issues and problems related to resources, environmental concerns, and settlement patterns. Cultural and regional differences in human-environmental relationships are compared and contrasted. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003902)
    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.
    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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as SOCI 350 .
    This course examines the social construction of race, and studies ethnic and racial relations in the United States, looking at variations by class, gender, and immigration experiences. Students analyze interpersonal relationships between racial and ethnic groups, discrimination, resistance, social movements, and governmental policies 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (005640)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 350 .
    This course examines the social construction of race, and studies ethnic and racial relations in the United States, looking at variations by class, gender, and immigration experiences. Students analyze interpersonal relationships between racial and ethnic groups, discrimination, resistance, social movements, and governmental policies 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (005640)

    Ethics, Justice, and Policy Pathway

    Explore how ethics and justice help inform policy in areas related to the natural and human environments. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Ethic, Justice, and Policy in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    The inheritance, expression, and evolution of the genetic material in humans. Topics include genetic engineering, gene therapy, prenatal diagnosis, cancer, the human genome project, genetic influences on human behavior, such as homosexuality and mental illness, and the social and ethical consequences of the new technologies. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001140)
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    This course is also offered as PHIL 322 .
    Critically examines scientific and humanistic world views and sensibilities, directly applying these approaches to contemporary social and personal problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001148)
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    This course is also offered as PHIL 322I .
    Critically examines scientific and humanistic world views and sensibilities, directly applying these approaches to contemporary social and personal problems. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021254)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation Areas Physical Science and Life Science.
    This course melds the scientific basis of natural phenomena that become deadly hazards with the geopolitical climate that shapes culture. Explores the imbalance of energy on the Earth vs. human fallacy in misappropriation of technological advances as potential causes of geohazards. This course places the collision of science and human values on the international stage. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004148)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    This course is also offered as BIOL 322 .
    Critically examines scientific and humanistic world views and sensibilities, directly applying these approaches to contemporary social and personal problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001148)
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    This course is also offered as BIOL 322I .
    Critically examines scientific and humanistic world views and sensibilities, directly applying these approaches to contemporary social and personal problems. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021254)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Study of the literary types and qualities of the English Bible and their impact upon British and American literature and language. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (003471)
    Discussion of politically engaged literary texts and the possibilities of literary activism. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021119)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    A philosophical investigation of the moral and legal dimensions of parenting. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (007212)
    A philosophical investigation of the moral and legal dimensions of parenting. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021242)
    Inquiry into different theories of justice, and their implications for contemporary political issues. Topics include inequality, crime policy, taxes, immigration, globalization, war, and sustainability. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (007211)
    Inquiry into different theories of justice, and their implications for contemporary political issues. Topics include inequality, crime policy, taxes, immigration, globalization, war, and sustainability. 3 hours seminar.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021243)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Investigation of the nature and causes of income distribution in the United States. Consideration of the social and economic forces which generate income levels and determine patterns of economic mobility over time, interweaving theoretical, descriptive, quantitative, and normative aspects. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002662)
    Investigation of the nature and causes of income distribution in the United States. Consideration of the social and economic forces which generate income levels and determine patterns of economic mobility over time, interweaving theoretical, descriptive, quantitative, and normative aspects. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021270)
    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.
    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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course introduces students to the theories and practices of justice, as well as the administration of justice. As a writing intensive course, students examine pertinent justice issues of local, national, or international significance, identify the theory (or theories) of justice relevant to the situation, and investigate how justice was (or was not) administered. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (007600)
    Examination of the nature of prejudice and hate and their contribution to societal violence. How prejudice and hatred affect personal, family, and group behavior are considered in a context of understanding factors that contribute to their development. Strategies for reducing the prevalence of prejudice, hatred, and violence in our contemporary culture are evaluated. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (007908)

    Food Studies Pathway

    We are what we eat! Explore the physical, social, and cultural dimensions of food at homre and around the world. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Food Studies in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Focuses on the relation between natural geological factors, food production, and health problems in humans and animals on a global scale, and explores the impacts of diverse proposed solutions on population health and public policy. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021128)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course examines the relationships among human dietary patterns, human biology, and societies. Topics covered include the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition, factors contributing to malnutrition, and the ecology of obesity and chronic diseases in both developing and industrialized nations. Inter-relationships between food systems and major chronic diseases affecting the world population are also examined. Special attention is given to a critical analysis of the biological, environmental and socio-cultural determinants of nutrition-related issues around the world and strategies for addressing those issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020508)
    How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004874)
    A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000068)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    History of the attitudes, concepts, and public policy toward the American environment, including the natural, rural, and urban environments. Emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (004539)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as RELS 339 .
    Draws on religion, philosophy, ethics, cultural analysis, and science to explore the nature and roles of the animal in religious, cultural, scientific, and ethical beliefs and practices. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021122)
    This course is also offered as RELS 339Z .
    Draws on religion, philosophy, ethics, cultural analysis, and science to explore the nature and roles of the animal in religious, cultural, scientific, and ethical beliefs and practices. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021362)
    This course is also offered as PHIL 339 .
    Draws on religion, philosophy, ethics, cultural analysis, and science to explore the nature and roles of the animal in religious, cultural, scientific, and ethical beliefs and practices. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021122)
    This course is also offered as PHIL 339Z .
    Draws on religion, philosophy, ethics, cultural analysis, and science to explore the nature and roles of the animal in religious, cultural, scientific, and ethical beliefs and practices. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021362)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    A study of agricultural problems and policies of developing nations. Emphasis on cultural values; physical, economic, and political constraints; hunger and international trade. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (015535)
    This course examines the social and cultural contexts of food production and consumption in a cross-cultural, global and historical perspective, including contemporary social, environmental and policy issues associated with food. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020625)
    This course examines the social and cultural contexts of food production and consumption in a cross-cultural, global and historical perspective, including contemporary social, environmental and policy issues associated with food. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021352)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)

    Gender and Sexuality Pathway

    Explore the diversity of sexual desire, social relationship, gender politics, cultural artistry, and biological systems. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Gender and Sexualtiy in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisite: NSCI 102.
    This course explores sex, gender, sexual expression, and mating behavior in humans and non-humans from an evolutionary biological perspective. Why does sex exist? Why do genders exist? What are the alternatives? Why is sex expression so variable in nature? What explains the diversity of courtship and mating behaviors? The course emphasizes lessons gleaned from applying the principles of scientific inquiry toward the study of these and related questions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021160)
    This course is also offered as WMST 368 .
    This course represents an overview of health care issues faced by women throughout the life cycle. The course begins an examination of scientific inquiry and the study of disease in women. Then, using sociological, political, and behavioral sciences, the roles, rights, and responsibilities of women in the health care system are assessed. The course concludes with a biological review of the female body and specific health care problems common to women. This course encompasses a woman-centered philosophy which encourages women's active participation in their health care decisions. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004381)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as NURS 326 .
    This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and reponses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (005637)
    This course is also offered as NURS 326Z .
    This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and responses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021361)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 326 .
    This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and reponses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (005637)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 326Z .
    This course explores the physiological mechanisms of disease and resistance, social definitions of disease, and gender-related factors in research, diagnosis, treatment, and adaptation to disease. Diseases are usually studied and described in generic terms without regard to gender; however, it is apparent that substantial differences exist in male and female susceptibility, manifestations, and responses to many diseases; just as significantly, society's responses to disease are clearly influenced by gender issues. These issues are explored, through the perspectives of both natural and social sciences. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021361)
    This course is also offered as HCSV 368 .
    This course represents an overview of health care issues faced by women throughout the life cycle. The course begins an examination of scientific inquiry and the study of disease in women. Then, using sociological, political, and behavioral sciences, the roles, rights, and responsibilities of women in the health care system are assessed. The course concludes with a biological review of the female body and specific health care problems common to women. This course encompasses a woman-centered philosophy which encourages women's active participation in their health care decisions. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004381)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course is also offered as HIST 377 .
    Focus on the role gender plays in shaping and defining East Asian history, from 19th century to the present. Analysis of gender construction, sexuality, the family, and issues of universal human rights in context of China, South Korea, and Japan. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021173)
    This course is also offered as WMST 326 .
    This course explores major themes and developments in the social and cultural history of European women from the 1700s to the present, including changing gender roles, attitudes toward sexuality, reproduction, and the family. In particular, the course examines women's struggle to define themselves and their roles in society and their impact on the social identities of men. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004531)
    This course is also offered as ASST 377 .
    Focus on the role gender plays in shaping and defining East Asian history, from 19th century to the present. Analysis of gender construction, sexuality, the family, and issues of universal human rights in context of China, South Korea, and Japan. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021173)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisites: MCGS 155 or WMST 170 recommended.
    An exploration of current scholarship in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer theories, issues, and communities. Grounded in feminist scholarship, the course examines GLBTQ identity construction and formation through media, politics, sex/sexuality, science, and the law. Specific focus will vary from semester to semester. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (009639)
    Prerequisites: MCGS 155 or WMST 170 recommended.
    An exploration of current scholarship in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer theories, issues, and communities. Grounded in feminist scholarship, the course examines GLBTQ identity construction and formation through media, politics, sex/sexuality, science, and the law. Specific focus will vary from semester to semester. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021360)
    This course is also offered as THEA 315 .
    A study of identity as expressed through performance in theatre and other media. The course focuses on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Students see live performances, read classic and contemporary performance texts, and gain exposure to key figures who engage with identity politics in performance in the contemporary consciousness. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (009520)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 315 .
    A study of identity as expressed through performance in theatre and other media. The course focuses on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Students see live performances, read classic and contemporary performance texts, and gain exposure to key figures who engage with identity politics in performance in the contemporary consciousness. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (009520)
    This course is also offered as HIST 326 .
    This course explores major themes and developments in the social and cultural history of European women from the 1700s to the present, including changing gender roles, attitudes toward sexuality, reproduction, and the family. In particular, the course examines women's struggle to define themselves and their roles in society and their impact on the social identities of men. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004531)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.
    This topical course is designed for students who wish to develop a broader and deeper understanding of children's gender and sexuality development. Students study multiple theoretical explanations of gender and sexuality development, and learn how biological, social, cultural, and cognitive influences impact concepts of gender and sexuality. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021162)
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.
    This topical course is designed for students who wish to develop a broader and deeper understanding of children's gender and sexuality development. Students study multiple theoretical explanations of gender and sexuality development, and learn how biological, social, cultural, and cognitive influences impact concepts of gender and sexuality. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021356)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as POLS 401I .
    Students examine how the law (made by judges, legislators, and voters) has influenced and continues to influence the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Students critically analyze how the rights of sexual minorities have developed or failed to develop. The class includes discussion of gay movements' politics, accomplishments, and opponents. Finally, contemporary issues surrounding legal and political issues that impact sexual minorities are addressed. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020186)
    This course is also offered as WMST 324I .
    Analysis of the roles of women in politics; volunteer, candidate, elected official. Considers politics of the women's movement and women's issues. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (007491)
    This course is also offered as MCGS 401I .
    Students examine how the law (made by judges, legislators, and voters) has influenced and continues to influence the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Students critically analyze how the rights of sexual minorities have developed or failed to develop. The class includes discussion of gay movements' politics, accomplishments, and opponents. Finally, contemporary issues surrounding legal and political issues that impact sexual minorities are addressed. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (020186)
    Important issues, theories, and research related to the psychology of women are examined. Common stereotypes, myths, and typical societal expectations are explored in terms of biological, social, psychological, and development determinants. Additionally, the social construction of gender categories, female sexuality, victimization of women, mental health of women, and issues related to education, work, and family are examined. Information in this course should serve as a catalyst for constructive change by revealing deficiencies in psychological research and theories relevant to gender, sexuality, cultural, and ethnic issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007907)
    This course is also offered as POLS 324I .
    Analysis of the roles of women in politics; volunteer, candidate, elected official. Considers politics of the women's movement and women's issues. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (007491)

    Global Development Studies Pathway

    Explore the peoples of Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and the challenges they face. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Global Development Studies in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course examines the relationships among human dietary patterns, human biology, and societies. Topics covered include the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition, factors contributing to malnutrition, and the ecology of obesity and chronic diseases in both developing and industrialized nations. Inter-relationships between food systems and major chronic diseases affecting the world population are also examined. Special attention is given to a critical analysis of the biological, environmental and socio-cultural determinants of nutrition-related issues around the world and strategies for addressing those issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020508)
    How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004874)
    A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000068)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    An intensive survey of major issues and themes in non-Western literature. Students examine the interconnections between works of Western cultures and works from the literatures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (003470)
    A survey of Latin America since independence from Iberia, highlighting the chaotic years of post-independence state building, the region's integration into the global capitalist economy and the age of mass politics and revolutionary ferment after 1930. The final weeks focus on Latin America's experience with military dictatorship and current transitions to democracy. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004495)
    This course is also offered as LAST 350 .
    An interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of Mexico. This course will introduce students to the panorama of Mexican history while delineating the roots and development of the current Mexican political system. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004558)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as HIST 382 .
    An interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of Mexico. This course will introduce students to the panorama of Mexican history while delineating the roots and development of the current Mexican political system. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004558)
    An introduction to major religions of the contemporary world (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Chinese religions) with particular emphasis on their relationship to pressing global issues, including economics and poverty, environmental issues, war and peace, and human rights. Explores a number of religious traditions that are closely identified with specific ethnic groups in this country. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008190)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    An introduction to African societies in anthropological and ethnographic perspective. Comparative case studies in historical and regional context explore body and self, religious experience, expressive arts, environmental and political conjunctures, and social change across the continent. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000525)
    An introduction to African societies in anthropological and ethnographic perspective. Comparative case studies in historical and regional context explore body and self, religious experience, expressive arts, environmental and political conjunctures, and social change across the continent. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021353)
    This course examines Muslim cultures in the daily, national and global contexts in which Islam is practiced. Students read ethnography, fiction, history, and poetry in order to appreciate, respect and understand contemporary Islamic cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020635)
    This course examines Muslim cultures in the daily, national and global contexts in which Islam is practiced. Students read ethnography, fiction, history, and poetry in order to appreciate, respect and understand contemporary Islamic cultures. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021354)
    This course is also offered as LAST 357 .
    Study of the physical environment, human settlement, development, and modern problems of the nations of Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021143)
    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.
    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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course is also offered as GEOG 357 .
    Study of the physical environment, human settlement, development, and modern problems of the nations of Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021143)
    This course studies relationships between ethnic groups outside of the U.S. Consideration is given to ethnic identities, interactions, competition, conflict over resources, cultural preservation, the development of nationalism, and state policies. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (005641)
    A study of the demographic patterns of mortality, fertility, migration, and refugees. Considered are influences such as inequality, economic development, environmental changes, and war on global populations. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008957)

    Great Books and Ideas Pathway

    Big questions and revolutionary solutions - the world's great books and ideas, ancient to modern, controversial to classic! For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Great Books and Ideas in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course required:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (002311)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Pathway Foundation Physical Sciences and GE Pathway Foundation Life Sciences.
    This course presents to students the seminal ideas in the natural sciences. Not only is the historical development of a scientific discipline explored, but connections are made with great ideas in other areas - both within the natural sciences and beyond. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021365)
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Pathway Foundation Physical Sciences and GE Pathway Foundation Life Sciences.
    This course presents to students the seminal ideas in the natural sciences. Not only is the historical development of a scientific discipline explored, but connections are made with great ideas in other areas - both within the natural sciences and beyond. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021115)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course required:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course advances students exposure to and appreciation of a selection of central works in the disciplines of the Humanities and Arts. The specific content of the course varies by section. Students bring together their experiences throughout the Pathway in order to forge a deeper understanding of the role of Humanities/Arts as an academic discipline and as a lens for apprehending their world. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021104)
    This course advances students exposure to and appreciation of a selection of central works in the disciplines of the Humanities and Arts. The specific content of the course varies by section. Students bring together their experiences throughout the Pathway in order to forge a deeper understanding of the role of Humanities/Arts as an academic discipline and as a lens for apprehending their world. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021359)

    Social Sciences

    1 course required:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course advances students' exposure to and appreciation of seminal works in the disciplines of the Social Sciences. The specific content of the course varies by sections and instructor discipline. In this course, students deepen their understanding of the role of the social sciences as an academic discipline and further enhance their understanding of the world around them. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (021168)

    Health and Wellness Pathway

    Students can apply the skills and knowldege gained these courses to their lives and their health. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Health and Wellness in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    Basic biological principles, including the scientific method, reproduction, development, physiology, and anatomy. The biological basis of childhood diseases, immunity, nutrition, issues of health and well-being, and the relevance of biological information in social, political, and ethical decision making regarding children. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001151)
    Prerequisites: One lower-division course in Biological Sciences.
    An evaluation of the most common major diseases that affect our society and the lifestyle choices that contributes to them. A major theme is that the risk of acquiring many diseases can be reduced through lifestyle changes. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001165)
    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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (002311)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.
    Analyzes and evaluates current practices and theories regarding nutrition and its relationship to athletics, weight control, and physical exercise. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004288)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003434)
    A study of the many ways in which the child and childhood are dealt with in literary works. Texts for study will be drawn from Western and non-Western works including memoir, fiction, poetry, film, autobiography, books for children and for young adults, essays, and plays. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021253)
    Using a chronological frame, catastrophes like famine, war, plague, and death will be studied as modes for giving structure and meaning to human events. "Poetics of History" and mimesis will supply the analytical means for understanding the catastrophic foundations of cultural identities in narratives and representations from Homer to Spielberg and in various modes, including the epic, tragic, ironic, prophetic, religious, and historical. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004518)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Inquiry into ethical issues faced in the pursuit of individual and social health. Topics include alternative ideas of health, ethical theories, responsibilities of health professionals, access to health care, and environmental health. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007225)
    Inquiry into ethical issues faced in the pursuit of individual and social health. Topics include alternative ideas of health, ethical theories, responsibilities of health professionals, access to health care, and environmental health. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021351)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    An examination of the health care industry and its role in fulfilling national health needs. Topics include national health insurance, health financing, and resource allocation. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002667)
    An overview of the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription and street drugs, and their personal and societal consequences on the young adult, the family, and society. Historical perspectives, legal issues, and decision-making skills regarding drug use will also be addressed. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004435)
    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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (002311)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course examines the ways that social life contributes to human stress, and how stress impacts health and well-being. Students explore the ways that families, relationships, school, jobs, and social inequalities influence the effects of stress on our lives. Various coping and adaptation strategies are discussed. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008973)

    International Studies Pathway

    Explore the role of the United States and the economic, political, and cultural forces of globalization. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in International Studies in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation Areas Physical Science and Life Science.
    This course melds the scientific basis of natural phenomena that become deadly hazards with the geopolitical climate that shapes culture. Explores the imbalance of energy on the Earth vs. human fallacy in misappropriation of technological advances as potential causes of geohazards. This course places the collision of science and human values on the international stage. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004148)
    Analysis of historical and current health problems in the world: population dynamics, vital statistics, global disease patterns, and variations among nations and cultures. Examination of contributing social, psychological, physical, governmental, and cultural factors affecting disease. Efforts toward health promotion and disease prevention, including international programs. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004412)
    This course explores the fundamentals of nuclear physics, and how these fundamentals give rise to energy release in both bombs and power plants. The course also focuses on how the nature of nuclear physics has influenced international relations. One main goal for students is to understand the scientific issues sufficient to make intelligent choices as citizens. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021364)
    This course explores the fundamentals of nuclear physics, and how these fundamentals give rise to energy release in both bombs and power plants. The course also focuses on how the nature of nuclear physics has influenced international relations. One main goal for students is to understand the scientific issues sufficient to make intelligent choices as citizens. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (007363)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    A stylistic and thematic analysis of major works in French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and other literatures in English translation. Course content varies each semester according to language area taught. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (003767)
    Students examine films which, as cultural products of specific geo-linguistic areas, offer a key to understanding a society's language, history, and unique interests, concerns, practices, and perspectives. This course focuses each semester on a specific geo-linguistic area of film production. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021181)
    This course is also offered as MEST 362 .
    Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004550)
    This course is also offered as MEST 362Z .
    Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021461)
    This course is also offered as MEST 363 .
    Survey of the modern Middle East from Napoleon's Conquest of Egypt (1798) to the second Gulf War (2003). Examination of the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, rise of Middle Eastern nation-states, nationalistic movements, and politics in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab world. Analyses of cultural and political issues, such as the Palestinian question, Arab-Israeli conflict, modernization, secularization, and Islamic resurgence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021368)
    This course is also offered as HIST 362 .
    Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004550)
    This course is also offered as HIST 362Z .
    Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021461)
    This course is also offered as HIST 363 .
    Survey of the modern Middle East from Napoleon's Conquest of Egypt (1798) to the second Gulf War (2003). Examination of the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, rise of Middle Eastern nation-states, nationalistic movements, and politics in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab world. Analyses of cultural and political issues, such as the Palestinian question, Arab-Israeli conflict, modernization, secularization, and Islamic resurgence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021368)
    An introduction to major religions of the contemporary world (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Chinese religions) with particular emphasis on their relationship to pressing global issues, including economics and poverty, environmental issues, war and peace, and human rights. Explores a number of religious traditions that are closely identified with specific ethnic groups in this country. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008190)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Geography in the news. Analysis of current world conflicts and problem areas, with an emphasis upon examination of social, economic, political, and environmental realities. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (003872)
    Concepts in international politics, with emphasis on the analysis of contemporary global issues. Recommended for secondary teachers. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007500)
    This course explores the history and experiences of women in the workplace and how family roles intersect with both paid and unpaid work, in and out of the home in the United States. Considered are the impacts of race, class, gender, and globalization on poverty, child and elder care, and workplace equity. International comparisons are drawn. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008960)
    A study of the demographic patterns of mortality, fertility, migration, and refugees. Considered are influences such as inequality, economic development, environmental changes, and war on global populations. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (008957)

    Science, Technology, and Values Pathway

    Explore how science and technology can shape the human condition - in the past, present, and future. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Science, Technology, and Values in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    The inheritance, expression, and evolution of the genetic material in humans. Topics include genetic engineering, gene therapy, prenatal diagnosis, cancer, the human genome project, genetic influences on human behavior, such as homosexuality and mental illness, and the social and ethical consequences of the new technologies. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001140)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (002311)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation Physical Science and Life Science areas.
    Rise to the challenge and take responsibility for your future. In this course students explore the nature of invention and innovation in context of the individual, culture, society, economics, environment, technology science, and sustainability among others. Case studies of innovators and inventors are studied, placing the ideas and inventions in historic context as well as considering contemporary and future implications. In light of this exploration and study, the students are challenged to develop their own creative proposal for new innovations or inventions. Not simply a refinement, but a creative innovation and invention, and then to consider and analyze the implications and ramifications of their idea. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021228)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation Physical Science and Life Science areas.
    Rise to the challenge and take responsibility for your future. In this course students explore the nature of invention and innovation in context of the individual, culture, society, economics, environment, technology science, and sustainability among others. Case studies of innovators and inventors are studied, placing the ideas and inventions in historic context as well as considering contemporary and future implications. In light of this exploration and study, the students are challenged to develop their own creative proposal for new innovations or inventions. Not simply a refinement, but a creative innovation and invention, and then to consider and analyze the implications and ramifications of their idea. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021363)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course studies American culture and the various ways in which particular cultural products reinforce, oppose, underscore, or resist the values of the dominant culture - we also explore the gaps between the explicit and the implicit in those cultural values. Our discussions of these texts sustain an ongoing conversation about the various ways science and technology drive and are driven by the movements in culture we explore. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021118)
    This course studies American culture and the various ways in which particular cultural products reinforce, oppose, underscore, or resist the values of the dominant culture - we also explore the gaps between the explicit and the implicit in those cultural values. Our discussions of these texts sustain an ongoing conversation about the various ways science and technology drive and are driven by the movements in culture we explore. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021236)
    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. Formerly BIOL 322H. (001149)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    An examination of the philosophical issues raised by scientific inquiry. Topics include the logical empiricist view of science, perception, and discovery, scientific paradigms, and the implications of reductivism. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved General Education course. (007193)
    This course introduces students to the ways in which historic and contemporary religious communities interpret catastrophes and how religious worlds explain and provide humans with tools to cope with catastrophes and with making meaning out of suffering and death. Focus is on visions of the end of the world (apocalypticism, environmental destruction), interpreting the meaning of disasters (natural, human-induced), and personal and global annihilation (epidemics, nuclear destruction). 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (008166)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    This course examines how societies create, understand, and resolve environmental problems. It uses anthropological methods to explore relations between cultural and natural orders in a wide range of human groups. It emphasizes new approaches that can contribute to the well-being and sustainability of living communities in the twenty-first century. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (020636)
    Students acquire a qualitative understanding of how various information and communication technologies work, the social needs that drive technology developments, and the future impact of new information technologies on work and society. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001659)
    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. Formerly CSCI 313H. (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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course explores the fundamental relationships between brain function, mental states and consciousness, and human behavior. Attention is given to the influence of brain research on artifical intelligence, neural networks, and computer technology, and to the current metaphor of brain as computer. The course focus is on basic brain processes involved in sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, and language and consciousness. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007919)

    Sustainability Pathway

    Explore the deep connections between the health and vitality of the natural environment and human well-being. For more information on this pathway see GE Pathway Minor in Sustainability in The University Catalog.

    Natural Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
    An examination of ecological principles and the impact of increasing population and technology upon the environment. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001156)
    Prerequisites: One course from GE Pathway Foundation Physical Sciences and one course from GE Pathway Foundation Life Sciences.
    Human impact on life-support systems; use of physical and ecological principles in environmental management and protection; discussion of land use and its environmental impact; and an evaluation of human influence on natural cycles. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021331)
    Prerequisites: Acceptance into 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    How ecological factors, technology, and human values interact to determine available choices of food and its production. Consequences of these choices in terms of community structures, resource allocations, and stability of agro-ecosystems. This course is designed to be a component of the Upper-Division Theme on Cross-Cultural Exploration. Not intended for majors, but open to them. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004874)
    A study and analysis of various world agriculture systems that provide food and fiber. Environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political factors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000068)

    Arts/Humanities

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    Prerequisite: Engl 130, ENGL 335 recommended.
    Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020597)
    Prerequisite: Engl 130I. Recommended: ENGL 335.
    Through a variety of readings, documentary films, discussions, lectures and writing activities, students will learn about current arguments about the environment and, specifically, contemporary discourse on global climate change, sustainability, environmental activism, and social movements. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. (021357)
    History of the attitudes, concepts, and public policy toward the American environment, including the natural, rural, and urban environments. Emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (004539)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    An exploration of traditional and contemporary American Indian thought regarding people in relationship to the human and nonhuman worlds, with focus on land ethic, animal ethics, sustainability. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020644)

    Social Sciences

    1 course selected from:

    SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
    An analysis of the costs and benefits of environmental preservation. Systems for creating economic incentives for pollution abatement. Criteria for establishing optimum pollution abatement, including efficiency, safety, and sustainability standards. Impacts of population growth on global environmental problems. Alternative energy use patterns and their impact on energy markets and global environmental health. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002671)
    Geographic analysis of humanity's interaction with the environment. Examines natural and human systems, resources, population, energy, and pollution. Develops an appreciation of the beauty, balance, and complexity of natural systems and human success in attaining harmony with them. Enhances awareness and perception of each individual's role in and with the environment. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (003873)
    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 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. This is an approved General Education course. (000358)
    This course views the environment as shaped by human societies, where competing values and interests play out. Controversial issues such as population growth, pollution, rapid climate change, water and land use, and noxious facility siting in minority, working class, and poor communities are examined. Attention is directed to public policies, corporate practices, and social movements and individual habits that promote solutions. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (008963)
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