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College of Liberal Arts Information

College of Liberal Arts

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College of Liberal Arts - CLA Courses

LOWER DIVISION

190. Special Topics (1-6)

Topics of special interest in the liberal arts.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in the same semester.

195. Introduction to the Learning Community-Transition to College Success (1)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Learning Alliance Program.
Provides members of Learning Alliance with introduction to learning community. Addresses scholarly and academic research skill development, literacy in basic computer skills, methods to integrate two disciplines featured in paired courses, and how to develop a personal academic plan. Initiates community volunteer and service learning requirement.
Letter grade only (A-F).

230. The Home in Comparative Perspective (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation.
Explores how the term “home” has been deployed in a number of different historical, political, social, economic, and geographical contexts. Analysis of primary documents and secondary texts. Conduct independent research and also explore personal meanings associated with the term “home.”

250. Elementary Statistics (4)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of mathematical procedures usually covered in elementary high school algebra.
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications in social and behavioral science research; performance of statistical exercises by interactive computer. Emphasis upon knowledge of which statistical tests to use and how to interpret their results.
Same course as HDEV 250. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 202, HDEV 250, MATH 108, 180 or PSY 110, 210. (Discussion 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours.)

UPPER DIVISION

305. British Life and Culture (3)

Offers in-depth information on a wide range of social, artistic, and intellectual issues relevant to contemporary England. Although course is geared to students participating in the London Semester Program, materials covered are closely related to many topics covered in classes offered during students’ other work on campus.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

485. Oral History Methods (1)

Through a series of workshops and through field experience, skills in oral history developed which enable students to use oral history either for own personal use in family history or for class projects.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 402.

490. Special Topics (1-3)

Topics of special interest in the liberal arts for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics.

491. Special Topics (2)

Topics of special interest in the liberal arts for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each semester.

495. Social Science for Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: Students must have completed all coursework in the Social Science Subject Matter Program.
Capstone course for students in Social Science Subject Matter Program, offered just prior to student teaching. Examination of issues in social science education in accord with topics highlighted in the California History/Social Science Framework.
A grade of “B” or better is required for advancement to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F).

496A./596A. Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Intensive reading and discussion of the literature, methods and current issues in interdisciplinary topic in humanities and social sciences.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

496B./596B. Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: CLA 496A/596A and consent of Instructor.
Intensive research on interdisciplinary topic in humanities and social sciences.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

498. Directed Studies in Oral History (1-6)

Consent of faculty required.
Directed study on a research topic using methodology of oral history.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Same course as HIST 498O. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 498O.

499. Directed Studies: Professional Portfolio (3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Liberal Arts Major; permission of instructor and Associate Dean
Qualifying students work in career-related assignments in private or public agencies or businesses, either paid or volunteer. Organized plan including continuing consultation with instructor and written reports reflecting on work experiences relating to Liberal Arts Major. Capstone-level reflection and assessment on completion of major. Minimum of 150 hours of work assignment.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

GRADUATE LEVEL

590./490. Special Topics (1-3)

Topics of special interest in the liberal arts for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.

596A./496A. Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Intensive reading and discussion of literature, methods and current issues in interdisciplinary topic in humanities and social sciences.
May be repeated to 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

596B./496B. Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: CLA 496A/596A and consent of Instructor.
Intensive research on interdisciplinary topic in humanities and social sciences.
May be repeated to 6 units with different topics in different semesters.