C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
In addition to programs in individual disciplines which culminate in departmental majors and minors, the University provides a wide variety of programs in interdisciplinary fields; these take the form of concentrations, minor and certificate programs, as well as individual courses.
Concentration in Chicano Studies
The interdisciplinary concentration in Chicano Studies is a more inclusive alternative to the Chicano Studies Minor and provides an opportunity for students to develop an awareness of concepts and theories pertaining specifically to the contemporary Chicano, as well as the educational, historical, and sociological foundations of Chicano life today. It is designed to benefit students working toward careers or activities in business, education, corrections, social work, or other areas where service to the Chicano community may be an integral part of the job. When the baccalaureate degree is conferred, the diploma includes the information that the concentration in Chicano Studies has been successfully completed.
Individuals who already have a baccalaureate or higher degree may obtain a Certificate in Chicano Studies by successful completion of the concentration requirements alone. At least 25 of the required 45 quarter units must be earned while in residence at California State University, Bakersfield. Students may petition the Chicano Studies Committee to have credits previously earned accepted in replacement of equivalent courses approved for the concentration.
Satisfactory completion of nine courses approved for the concentration and selected in consultation with the student’s advisor and/or chair of the Chicano Studies Committee. No more than four courses may be selected from the same department.
1. Three of the seven courses will be those listed on page 110 as required courses for the Chicano Studies Minor.
2. Six elective courses chosen from those listed on page 110 for the Chicano Studies Minor.
Students interested in pursuing this concentration should contact the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (DDH B102, 664-2221).
Concentration in Environmental Studies
The Department of Physics and Geology offer a degree concentration in Environmental Studies which integrates classroom studies and practical problem‑solving, with major emphasis on responsible decision‑making on environmental matters. A major concern throughout the program is the development of an awareness of the importance of a deliberate, systematic approach to the study of environmental problems as they relate to the balance between nature and humans. This coordinated program of study provides a broad‑based understanding of the demands of dynamic society and the finite limits of the environment to sustain life.
Interested students should contact the chair of the Physics and Geology department for additional information (Physics and Geology 664‑3027).
Interdisciplinary minors, like minors in individual departments, consist of a minimum of four appropriate courses. A student should plan his program in the awareness that a substantial number of courses in addition to those officially listed as counting toward the minor will contribute significantly to the comprehensiveness of his academic concentration. A student minoring in Black Studies or Latin‑American Studies must distribute his courses across at least three departments.
The work in each interdisciplinary minor is supervised by a faculty committee headed by a chair. A student planning an interdisciplinary minor should select the courses to constitute that minor in consultation with the chair of the appropriate committee as well as with the major department. For further information contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (664‑2221).
Courses from the offerings of the University that may be used toward each interdisciplinary minor are set forth below. Other courses, including special topics offerings, may also be approved by special arrangement.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics (IME)
This minor in ethics incorporates a wide range of courses which address the application of moral values and the strategies of ethical decision making to problems one is likely to face in both professional and private life. These courses are intended to help the student analyze ethical issues, apply ethical theories to concrete situations, and to evaluate ethical arguments. If majoring in business, nursing, public administration, health sciences, or pursuing some pre‑professional course of study such as pre‑law, pre‑engineering or pre‑medical, the student will find such a minor not only useful, but something that future employees and professional schools will appreciate.
A. Phil 201 Contemporary Moral Problems
B. Three courses from the following list, at least two of which must be from different programs.
1. BA 374 Business and Society
2. Comm/Phil 317 Ethics in the Media
3. Econ 305 Political Economy of the Pre-Modern West: Plato to Adam Smith
4. Engl 395 Writing Nature: Literature and the Environment
5. INST 348 People, Ethics and Other Animals
6. INST 369 Environmental Politics
7. Nurs 487 Health Care Ethics Across the Lifespan
8. Nurs 587 Health Care Ethics Across the Lifespan
9. PLSI/Phil 333 Political Philosophy and Thought
10. Phil 316 Professional Ethics
11. Phil 332 Theories of Ethics
12. Phil 334 Law and Morality
13. Phil 478 Special Topics in Applied Ethics
14. Phil 496 Internship in Applied Philosophy
15. Soc 450 Globalization and Social Change
Total (20 units)
Asian Studies Minor
The purpose of the interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies is to provide students with an opportunity to study the cultures both of Asia itself and of the Asian communities in the United States. The minor is designed to benefit students working toward degrees in sociology, anthropology, psychology, business, education, child development, and other fields where employment might include service to Asian communities.
The Asian Studies Minor might also be appropriate for students working toward careers in government agencies such as the Foreign Service, the Peace Corps, or in agencies involved in international development and information gathering.
The Asian Studies Minor is supervised by the Asian Studies Committee, which is composed of faculty with an interest in Asia from several departments.
Four courses selected from the following list are required for the Asian Studies Minor. Three courses must be upper division and no more than two may be taken in the same department.
1. CAFS 320 Individual and Family Development in
2. CHIN 101 Introductory Chinese I, or CHIN 102 Introductory Chinese II, or CHIN 103 Introductory Chinese III
3. ECON 311 The Pacific Rim Economies
4. HIST 222 Modern Pacific Asia
5. HIST 421 Gender in East Asia
6. HIST 422 Medieval and Early Modern Japan
7. HIST 423 Modern Japan
8. HIST 424 China from Qin to Qing, 256 BCE‑1839 CE
9. HIST 425 China from the Opium War to the Founding of the People’s Republic
10. HIST 426 China, 1949-Present
11. PHIL/RS 343 Asian Philosophy
12. PLSI 208 The Politics of Change in Asian Societies
13. PLSI 308 Government and Politics in China
14. PLSI 322 Government and Politics in Japan
15. RS 111 Religion in Asian Cultures
16. RS 345 India
17. RS 348 China and Japan
18. SOC 336 The Asian-American Experience in the United States
The attention of students interested in the minor is also directed to courses offered in the excellent international programs operated by the CSU at the CSU Study Center in Taipei and at Waseda University in Tokyo. All courses taken at these institutions are acceptable in the minor. Appropriate courses, including language courses, taken at other institutions will also be accepted.
Black Studies Minor
The purpose of the Black Studies Minor is to provide opportunity for students to study a wide range of interdisciplinary subject matter pertaining to the lives and experiences of Black people in America, Latin America, and Africa. A more specific goal is to encourage students to expand and deepen their knowledge and experience of various problems and accomplishments of Black people in both historical and contemporary perspective. Courses are geared toward creating a factual, relevant knowledge base and learning atmosphere, which fosters critical thinking and provides guidance for students in examining their attitudes and values. The courses also provide skills appropriate for preparation for various careers, especially in the area of social services.
Courses for the Black Studies Minor are offered in eight areas. The minor requires four courses from three different departments, as follows:
1. HIST 465 History of African‑Americans to 1865
HIST 466 History of African‑Americans Since 1865
Select three from the following. The student may petition the chair of the Black Studies Committee to accept a relevant course, such as an irregularly offered special topics course, which is not included in the listing.
1. ANTH 250 Peoples of Africa
2. EDCI 588 Teaching Diverse Students
3. ENGL 207 Ethnic‑Minority American Literature
4. ENGL 364 Studies in Fiction: The African-American Experience
5. ENGL 469 Modern African Literature
6. HIST 250 A History of Africa
7. HIST 437 The Afro‑Creole Caribbean
8. MUS 381 Music of Black Americans
9. PLSI 377 Special Topics
10. SOC 327 Race and Ethnic Relations
11. SOC 337 The African Experience in the United States
12. SOC 440 Social Stratification
Chicano Studies Minor
Four courses are required for the Chicano Studies Minor.
Three courses from the following (one from each group).
1. HIST 468 Mexican-American History
2. SOC 327 Race and Ethnic Relations or SOC 335 The Latino Experience in the United States or PLSI 329 Chicano Politics
3. SPAN 425 Chicano Literature, or SPAN 420 Southwest Spanish, or SPAN 426 Southwest Hispanic Folklore
Select one additional course from the following:
1. ANTH 350 Peoples of Mexico
2. HIST 435 The Latin-American Mind
3. HIST 436 Inter-American Relations
4. HIST 441 Ancient Mexico
5. HIST 442 Colonial Mexico
6. HIST 443 Modern Mexico
7. PLSI 324 Politics in Mexico
8. SPAN 303 Hispanic‑American Literature
9. SPAN 416 Contemporary Hispanic‑American Poetry
10. SPAN 419 Contemporary Hispanic‑American Novel
11. SPAN 424 Culture and Civilization of Mexico and the Chicano/Mexican Americans
12. SPAN 495 Workshop in Mexican‑American Literature
13. Other course approved individually by the Committee.
Film and Modern Art Minor
The purpose of the Film and Modern Art Minor is to provide students with the opportunity to study a crucial aspect of the twentieth century in depth: the influence of modernist aesthetics and culture on the visual arts. The minor is designed to enhance students’ appreciation of modern art, its background, and its major movements: Constructivism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism. By studying also the history of avant‑garde as well as commercial films, and taking cognate courses in related disciplines, students will be able to chart connections between disparate aesthetic forms and gain insight into the relationship between the visual arts and their time.
To complete the minor, the student must take four courses, three of which are upper division. All students must take the following two courses:
1. ART 483 Modern Art c. 1865 to 1970
2. ENGL/COMM 460 History of Film
The remaining two courses may be selected from the following (of which one only may be lower division):
1. ART 101 Practice and Appreciation of the Visual Arts
2. ART 202 Survey of Art, C.E. 1400 to Present
3. COMM 240 Media Arts
4. HIST 206 Western Civilization III
5. PLSI 218 Politics in the Novel and Film
6. ART 484 Contemporary Directions in Art
7. HIST 309 Europe Since 1914
8. MUS 483 Music of the Early Twentieth Century
9. THTR 385 Modern Drama
Students who take a lower division course are strongly advised to do so before undertaking the two required courses. Students may apply either HIST 206 or HIST 309 to the minor, but not both.
Latin‑American Studies Minor
Four courses are required for the Latin‑American Studies Minor. The four courses must be distributed across at least three departments.
1. ANTH 251 Peoples of South America
2. ANTH 350 Peoples of Mexico
3. HIST 340 Latin America
4. HIST 441 Ancient Mexico
5. HIST 442 Colonial Mexico
6. HIST 443 Modern Mexico
7. HIST 435 The Latin American Mind
8. HIST 436 Inter‑American Relations
9. HIST 437 The Afro‑Creole Caribbean
10. SOC 335 The Latino Experience in the United States
11. SOC 439 The Latin American Experience
12. SPAN 303 Hispanic‑American Literature
13. SPAN 416 Contemporary Hispanic‑American Poetry
14. SPAN 419 Contemporary Hispanic‑American Novel
15. SPAN 424 Culture and Civilization of Mexico and the Chicano/Mexican-Americans
16. PLSI 309 Government and Politics of Latin America
Students may petition the Latin American Studies Committee prior to taking the course to have non‑listed or recommended courses considered for acceptance for the minor.
Social Gerontology Minor
The majority of people who have reached 65 years in the history of the world are alive at the moment. One of every nine Americans is at least 65 and by the year 2030 one of every five will be. The minor in Social Gerontology can provide background and experience in the biological, social, psychological, policital, and economic aspects of aging. Join us to understand the challenges and opportunities as our nation’s values mature. T. Ken Ishida (664-2375) Social Gerontology Coordinator.
1. BEHS 382 The Aged
2. PPA 419 Aging Services Administration
Select two additional courses from the following:
1. ANTH 460 Seminar in Aging: Culture and Ethnicity
2. INST 496 Internship in Gerontology
3. RS 465 The Meaning of Death
4. PSYC 418 Mental Health and Aging
TOTAL (20 units)
Speech and Theatre Minor
The minimum requirement for a Speech and Theatre Minor is completion of twenty‑six quarter units as stipulated in 1 through 5 below:
1. Prerequisite for the Minor (5 quarter units)
One course from among the following:
a. COMM 108 Strategies of Public Communication
b. THTR 232 Acting I
2. Performance (6 quarter units)
Any combination of the following:
a. COMM 212/412 Intercollegiate Debate (2)
b. THTR 201/401 Rehearsal and Performance (2)
c. THTR 233 Acting II
3. Speech (5 quarter units)
One course from among the following:
a. COMM 303 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
b. COMM 409 Theories of Argumentation
4. Theatre (5 quarter units)
One course from among the following:
a. THTR 234 Acting III
b. THTR 271 Survey of Theatre History I: The Greeks to Shakespeare
c. THTR 272 Survey of Theatre History II: The Golden Age of Spain to the 20th Century
5. Elective (5 quarter units)
One course from among the following:
a. COMM 303 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
b. COMM 309 Theories of Communication
c. COMM 316 Principles of Group Discussion
d. COMM 376 Interpersonal Communication
e. COMM 377 Special Topics
f. COMM 409 Theories of Argumentation
g. THTR 305 Creative Dramatics
h. THTR 321 Voice and Diction I
i. THTR 322 Voice and Diction II
j. THTR 331 Script Analysis
k. THTR 361 Directing I
l. THTR 379 The American Theatre
m. THTR 385 Modern Drama
n. THTR 461 Directing II
Women’s Studies Minor
The Women’s Studies Minor provides a series of courses which critically examine the social, historical, psychological, literary, artistic, philosophic, and biological roles of women. The courses offered in the minor do not focus exclusively on women’s issues, but rather they seek to provide a fuller understanding of the multidimensional nature of personhood. The minor consists of four courses, including one required course, a five‑unit interdisciplinary Women’s Studies class. The remainder of the program is built around other courses that carry credit toward at least one departmental major.
1. INST 205 Perspectives on Women in Society
Select three courses from the following:
1. ANTH 438 The Anthropology of Women
2. ANTH 339 Sexual Behavior in Cross‑cultural Perspective
3. BEHS 435 Family and Kin: Comparative Perspectives
4. CAFS 320 Individual and Family Development in Diverse Cultures
5. CRJU 325 Women and the Criminal Justice System
6. CRJU 430 Victims and the Criminal Justice System
7. ENGL 370 Literature by Women of Color
8. ENGL 373 Women in Literature and Film
9. ECON 380 Gender and Diversity in the Workplace
10. FREN 425 The Novels of Colette in Translation
11. FREN 426 French Women Writers in Translation
12. HIST 462 Women in History
13. INST 305 Feminist Critiques: Self, Society, and Change
14. NURS 327 Women’s Health
15. PEAK 430 Women in Sport
16. PHIL 381 Feminist Philosophy
17. PSYC 341 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
18. PSYC 421 Psychology of Women
19. SOC 364 Family and Society
20. SOC 370 Gender and Society
21. SOC 464 Family and Stress
22. THTR 381 20th Century Women Playwrights
Note: For a variety of reasons, some courses in the University are offered on an interdisciplinary basis. The following indicated courses are so designated. Each may carry credit in one of the indicated academic areas.
BEHS 307 Developing Political Systems (5)
An examination of political change in developing societies. Emphasis on the study of models of political change and their application in selected African, Asian, or Latin‑American nations. Comparative analysis of the economic, cultural, and social requisites of political modernization. Recommended: one course in anthropology or political science. Carries credit in either Anthropology or Political Science.
BEHS 311 Small Group Dynamics (5)
Application of principles of social psychology to the understanding of small groups; experimentation and observation in group situations. Lectures and three hours of laboratory. Recommended: one course in political science, psychology, or sociology. Carries credit in Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
BEHS 318 Psychological Anthropology (5)
A survey of the impact of psychology on anthropological studies, focusing on the relationship between cultural processes and personality characteristics in tribal and modernizing societies. Recommended: one course in anthropology, psychology, or sociology. Carries credit in Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology.
BEHS 321 Community Politics (5)
An examination of mobilization and policy at sub-national levels. Emphasis is on American metropolitan communities. Major concepts are space, structure, participation, leadership, and change. Policy analysis from the literature and local sources. Lecture/discussion. Recommended: one course in political science or sociology. Carries credit in either Political Science or Sociology.
BEHS 330 Political Psychology (5)
Ideology, values, extreme belief and affiliation, leadership, personality factors in politics. Psychological analysis of political and social action techniques. Lectures/discussion. Recommended: one course in political science or psychology. Carries credit in either Political Science or Psychology.
BEHS 331 Political Sociology (5)
The cultural and social bases of politics. Political processes in organized groups and social systems. Role of minorities in politics. Selected investigations. Lectures/discussion. Recommended: one course in anthropology, political science, or sociology. Carries credit in Anthropology, Political Science, or Sociology.
BEHS 382 The Aged (5)
An overview of the aged and the aging process in diverse social settings. The course covers biological, intellectual, sexual, and social effects of aging as well as the role of the aged within the family, community, and institutions for the aged. It compares the aged of various cultures, including those few societies around the world where elderly people have found their Shangri-La. Finally, the course considers the different ways in which the aged prepare for (or ignore) the final life process, dying. Recommended: one course in anthropology, psychology, or sociology. Carries credit in Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology.
BEHS 401 Evaluation Research (5)
Analysis and application of research methodologies appropriate for addressing a variety of evaluation issues. Emphasis is on evaluation research both within organizational contexts and broader community settings. Evaluation, design, methods of data collection, procedures for analysis, and formative and summative reporting. Lectures/discussion and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisites: completion of MATH 140 or PSYC 200 or equivalent, a behavioral science research methods course and basic computer skills in data analysis.
BEHS 435 Family and Kin: Comparative Perspectives (5)
An introduction to alternate family style and kin networks in non‑Western and Western societies. Primary attention given to exploring the relationships between types of domestic groups and their cultural context. Recommended: one course in anthropology or sociology. Carries credit in either Anthropology or Sociology.
BEHS 477 Special Topics (5)
BEHS 500 Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral
An examination of the major techniques used for quantitative analysis in contemporary behavioral science, including basic tests of significance, measures of association, measurement, factor analysis, analysis of variance, non-parametric statistics, and techniques of data compilation and analysis. Prerequisite: a college‑level course in statistics. Carries credit in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
BEHS 501 Advanced Research Design and Analysis (5)
An advanced examination of the methodologies and strategies of behavioral science research, focusing on research designs (including experimental, quasiexperimental, survey and field studies), sampling procedures, and data analysis and interpretation. Carries credit in either Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology.
BEHS 577 Special Topics (5)
BEHS 695 Master’s Thesis in Behavioral Science (5‑9)
BEHS 699 Individual Graduate Study (1‑5)
Investigation of an approved project leading to a written report. Project selected in conference with professor in area of major interest, regular meetings to be arranged with professor.
GEOG 302 Cultural Geography of World’s Regions (5)
This course explores spatial arrangements that affect and are affected by human activity on land. Focus is on the ways in which places and things are laid out and organized in the major geographical regions of the world, including the Americas, Europe, greater Asia, and Africa. Topics discussed include environment, demographic processes, health and malnutrition, language, religion, economic organization, and political structures. Special emphasis is placed on Third World countries as well as on comparative, international perspectives. Required for the Liberal Studies (Clute) and Social Sciences waiver programs.
GEOG 332 Political Geography (5)
Lectures, analysis and field work on the relationships between physical and cultural geography and the power in nations, states, and communities. Case studies in both U.S. and other nations and GIS exercises. Satisfies the Geography requirement for Liberal Studies.
GEOG 395 Economic Geography (5)
An examination of the spatial organization of economic activities. Topics include population dynamics and migration, natural resources and location, transportation and communication networks, agriculture and rural land use, urban land use, city location and urban hierarchies, industrial location, world economic regions, and international trade and investment patterns. Course also includes an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
GEOG 477 Special Topics in Geography (1‑5)
Topics and prerequisites to be announced. May be repeated for different topics.
HUM 102 Critical Thinking and Writing (5)
This course will focus on the logical reasoning skills necessary for analyzing and constructing arguments as well as basic writing skills. This course satisfies Goal III. Students with an EPT score between 147 and 154 may also use the course to satisfy the ENGL 100 requirement. This course will carry credit in either English or Philosophy.
HUM 479 Literature and the Other Arts (5)
An interdisciplinary seminar in a selected topic, period, or style of man’s development, that combines experience in a literary genre with a parallel expression in another art, such as painting, music, or film. Extensive reading, independent and group research. Lecture/discussion. Carries credit in either English or Fine Arts. Prerequisite for English credit: ENGL 101 or the equivalent, or one course from the 200 series in literature or its equivalent. Prior approval of the department needed for credit in Fine Arts.
INST 205 Perspectives on Women In Society (5)
An interdisciplinary analysis of women which is intended to promote a fuller understanding of the multidimensional nature of women and the socialization of men and women. Subjects for lecture/discussion include women in art, music, law, literature, psychology, sociology, religion, and various other areas of interest. Students of both sexes are welcome to participate.
INST 275 Administrative Processes in Government (5)
This course analyzes the field of public administration. Topics analyzed include the role of government in American society, the historic development of the public service, management issues related to modern governmental enterprises, problems of personnel, public budgeting, and alternative strategies for securing administrative responsibility. The course focuses on readings and cases pertaining to local and state administration, although issues involving the federal level are discussed where appropriate. Carries credit in Public Administration or Political Science.
INST 312 Plagues and People: A Biohistorical Examination of Mankind and Disease (5)
This course analyzes the relationship between pestilence and population, between man’s historical achievements and his biological weaknesses, and between history’s most dramatic episodes and biology’s most significant contributions. Carries credit in History and Science.
INST 348 People, Ethics, and Other Animals (3)
(formerly PSYC 348)
Examination of peoples’ attitudes toward and interactions with members of other animal species. The emphasis is upon ethics systems and current controversies in relationships with other animals. Up to 5 units in the Human-Animal Studies series can carry credit in Psychology. [Variable Quarters]
INST 349 People and Animal Companions (3)
The psychology of peoples’ relationships with animal companions (pets). Topics include motivations for pet-keeping, personality research, attachment, companion animals and human development, and ethical issues in relationships with animal companions. Prerequisite INST 348. Up to 5 units in the Human-Animal Studies series can carry credit in Psychology. [Variable Quarters]
INST 350 Animal-Assisted Therapy (3)
An examination and critical analysis of Animal-Assisted Therapy. Coverage of issues involved in defining and explaining AAT, and controversies about its outcomes. Historical trends in the development of AAT, including current professionalization of AAT. Prerequisite INST 348. Up to 5 units in the Human-Animal Studies series can carry credit in Psychology. [Variable Quarters]
INST 351 Applied Experience in Human-Animal Studies (1)
Volunteer experience in a community setting relevant to human-animal studies. Only one unit may be earned per term, and no more than 3 units may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree. Prerequisites INST 348 and 3 additional units in the Human-Animal Studies course series. Offered on a credit-no credit basis only. [F, W, S, Su]
INST 363 Personhood: Contemporary Policies and Practices (10)
Psychological, philosophical and biological perspectives on the person as mind, body and brain will inform exploration of public policy issues such as those related to models of illness and wellness, health care, gender and sexuality, intelligence, and legal issues such as insanity plea, commitment, eyewitness testimony and spousal and child abuse. Satisfies Themes 2 and 3 of the upper division General Education requirements. Prerequisite PHIL 100 or 201 and PSYC 100 or BIOL 100.
INST 369 Environmental Politics (5)
Analysis of federal, state, and local administration of environmental laws. Includes study of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and litigation under that act in the courts. Special attention paid to California. Comparison of the environmental regulation policies of California and other oil‑producing states. Case studies of legislation, adjudication, and political conflict in the environmental issues area. Prerequisite: upper division standing.
INST 390 The Educator as Social Scientist (2)
Consideration of the nature of social sciences as a subject matter area in public education, including its citizenship aspects. Projects, papers, and portfolios that demonstrate thoughtfulness about the social sciences and closely related humanities and that lay the basis for defining career goals and assessing achievement of those goals. Carries credit in either Economics, History or Political Science.
INST 420 Electronic Legal Research Methods (2)
An introduction to research using electronic resources such as Lexis/Nexis and the Internet. Emphasis will be placed upon effective search strategy development, mastery of search tools, identification of potential resources, and retrieval of pertinent sources. Course will include legal research using Lexis/Nexis. Student will develop familiarity and skills related to search strategy development, search software, Internet navigation, research sites, and other related skills.
INST 435 Negotiation and Conflict Management (5)
Comprehensive survey of current trends in the theory and practice of negotiation as a means of resolving conflict and reaching agreement. Topics include: internal team management and pre-negotiation analysis; strategies and tactics; context and dynamics; impact of culture, gender, and personality types; follow-up and implementation; multilateral negotiation; and third party intervention. Case studies from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. [S]
INST 496 Internship in Gerontology (5)
Supervised field experience in community organizations and institutions. Career‑orientated experience in the community setting is combined with academic activities in the college setting. Hours in the field, placement and academic requirements such as conferences, readings, and reports are arranged in consultation with work supervisor and faculty supervisor. Prerequisites vary depending on specific internship, but enrollment is limited to students with good academic records who are committed to development of professional skills in a given area.
INST 661 Managerial Economics (5)
A study of the tools of economic analysis oriented toward analysis of managerial behavior and the managerial decision making process as related to demand analysis, cost and pricing problems, market organization, forecasting, capital budgeting, and location analysis. Carries credit in either Business Administration or Economics.
IS 292 International Study, Lower Division (5‑15)
IS 492 International Study, Upper Division (5‑15)
IS 692 International Study, Graduate Level (5‑15)
Sci 101 Introduction to Physics (5)
Introduction to various fundamental principles of physics, intended primarily to provide background for K-8 teachers-in-training. Topics to be covered include Classical Mechanics (Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, gravity, fluid mechanics), Thermodynamics (first and second laws), Electricity and Magnetism, Waves (sound and light), and basic astronomical concepts (solar system and stars). Laboratory exercises will be assigned to complement lecture materials. Three hours lecture and six hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Mathematics 221.
Sci 102 The Chemistry of Life (5)
Principles of chemistry and the role of chemistry in living systems. Topics include periodic properties of the elements, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions and major biochemical processes. Four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. Not acceptable for major or minor.
Sci 315 Integrated Science – Earth Science
Fundamental principles of science (e.g. mechanics of motion, electricity and magnetism, the bonding of elements, energy) applied to the Earth and the Solar System through an integrated approach. This course may not be used for science major or cognate requirements. Three hours of lecture and six hours of laboratory. Prerequisites: Science 101, Science 102, Math 221. Note: this is neither a methods of teaching nor curriculum development course; the focus is on science content and process for science literacy.
Sci 316 Integrated Science – Life Science
Application of fundamental principles in the physical sciences to the function of living systems from cells to ecosystems. Laboratories focus on developing scientific skills and science as inquiry. Materials from multiple curriculum sources are used. This course may not be used for science major or cognate requirements. Three hours of lecture and six hours of laboratory. Prerequisites: Science 101, Science 102, Math 221.
SCI 350A The Nature of Science and Technology in a Modern Society (5)
The nature of science and technology will be explored with emphases placed on the structure of knowledge, and its use in society; the relationship of science and
technology to a modern society will be considered in terms of approaches to problems, decision-making skills and effects on the quality of life. Meets general
education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 350B Computers and Society (5)
This course will provide a framework for examining the social context and consequences of information technology. Society, social change, and effects on the
individual related to the use of computers will be the major concentrations. Emphases will include values, ethics, patterns, future directions, and relevant theories related to this phenomenon. Prerequisite: upper division status. Meets general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 360A Energy and Technology (5)
Energy in a technological society. Sources and resources of energy. Effects of energy on the environment. This course may not be used to satisfy physics major or minor requirements. Prerequisite: completion of lower division physical science and mathematics general education requirements. Meets general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 360B Water and the West (5)
This course examines historical and present-day issues regarding the use of surface and ground water in the arid southwestern U.S.-particularly California-in an objective and scientific manner. The course is intended for non-science majors and is designed to make them aware of the heavy impact that waste and contamination have on our finite water supply. Prerequisite: completion of lower division physical science general education requirements. Meets general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 360C Introduction to Weather Dynamics (5)
This is an introductory course with a large on-line component on the fundamentals of atmospheric science. Current weather data are accessed via the Internet, and learning activities are keyed to the day’s weather. General topics are studied such as how one characterizes various phenomena and meteorological effects, and how these are measured. This course may not be used to satisfy physics major or minor requirements. Prerequisite: completion of lower division physical science and mathematics general education requirements. Meets general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 370A Human Biology (5)
Current topics in human biology, which include growth and development, form and function, fitness and health, interaction with the environment, and evolution. Five hours lecture. Not acceptable for major or minor. Prerequisites: Successful completion of General Education Areas A and B. Satisfies general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 370B Earth Systems and Global Change (5)
Origin, development and systematic links between the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Human effects on these systems: causes, impacts and mitigations, with emphasis on current societal issues regarding local and global climatic and environmental change. Prerequisite: completion of lower division science and mathematics general education requirements. Meets general education upper Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 370C Insects and People (5)
Overview of the global impact of insects on human concerns, including the overwhelming abundance and diversity of insects, the role of insects as disease vectors to humans, livestock, and pets, and the impact of insects as agricultural pests, and pollinators. This course may not be used to satisfy biology major or minor requirements. Prerequisite: completion of General Education Areas A and B. Meets general education upper division Theme 1 requirement.
SCI 380B California Geology and Society (5)
Introduction to the Geology of California with emphasis on the mutual interactions of society with its physical environment. After a brief introduction of geology fundamentals, the course will cover the geological evolution of California, geological resources (e.g., minerals, raw building materials, petroleum, soils, groundwater), geological hazards (e.g., landslides, volcanic eruptions, floods, earthquakes), and societal impacts on the physical environment. Examples will be regularly given from all over California. Prerequisite: completion of lower division science and mathematics general education requirements. Meets upper division Theme 1 general education requirement.
SCI 477 Special Topics in Science (1-5)
Special Topics and prerequisites to be announced. May be repeated for different topics. Open to postgraduate students. Interested students should contact the department office. Prerequisites: PHYS 223, MATH 203 or permission of the instructor.