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Arts and Humanities Courses (GE Area C)

The Arts and Humanities Courses have been updated

for the 2015-17 catalog.

 

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AREA C) 16 20 16
Literature (C1) 4 4 4
ENGL 230

Masterworks of British Literature through the Eighteenth Century

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Covers a thousand years of British literature, from the eighth to the eighteenth century and may include such readings as Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Utopia, Othello, Paradise Lost, Oroonoko and Gulliver's Travels. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 231

Masterworks of British Literature from the Late 18th Century to the Present

 

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Broadly surveys Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary British literature in an historical-cultural context. Investigates works from several genres and a variety of national and cultural voices. May include such writers as Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, Dickens, G. Eliot, Wilde, Woolf, Yeats, and Gordimer. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL 231/HNRS 232.
Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 241

American Literature: Beginnings to 1865

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Survey of early American literature from pre-Columbian era to end of Civil War. A range of writers and genres, including indigenous creation stories, early exploration documents, first contact narratives, colonial histories, sermons, poetry, essays, autobiographies, drama, and fiction. Not open to students with credit in ENGL 240. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 242

American Literature: 1830 to the Present

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

A broad survey of later American literature from the rise of literary nationalism to the present. A wide range of writers and genres, including novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, and autobiographies. Not open to students with credit in ENGL 240. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 251

Great Books I: Introduction to Classical Literature

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Examination of the ancient epics and classical literature of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. May include such readings as The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad, the Odyssey, Genesis, Exodus, Antigone, the Symposium, the Aeneid, and Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 251.
Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 252

Great Books II: Medieval to Enlightenment Literature.

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Examination of key works marking the transition from Mediterranean Classicism (c. 500 CE) to an emergent European tradition (c. 1800 CE). May include such readings as Augustine's Confessions, Song of Roland, Egil's Saga, the Consolation of Philosophy, The Romance of Tristan, the Inferno, Cellini's Autobiography, Utopia, Princess of Cleves, Candide, Discourse on Method, and Rousseau's Confessions. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C1.

ENGL 253

Great Books III: Romanticism to Modernism Literature

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Examination of key works marking the Romantic Revolution and the realist and modernist movements that followed in its wake. May include such readings as the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Eliot, Rimbaud, Plath, Ginsberg, and Stein; Notes from Underground, The Death of Ivan Ilych, The Metamorphosis and/or The Hunger Artist, Heart of Darkness, 'Sonny's Blues,' and Virginia Woolf's short fiction and essays. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C1

FR 233

Critical Reading in French Literature

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and FR 203 or consent of instructor.

Selected readings in French from Francophone authors that illustrate the French literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present in both France and other French-speaking countries. May include film and other media. Conducted in French. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C1.

GER 233

Critical Reading in German Literature

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and GER 203 or consent of instructor.

Selected readings from German-language authors that show the literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. May include film and other media. Conducted in German. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C1.

HNRS 232

Masterworks of British Literature from the Late 18th Century to the Present

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Broadly surveys Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary British literature in an historical-cultural context. Investigates works from several genres and a variety of national and cultural voices. May include such writers as Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, Dickens, G. Eliot, Wilde, Woolf, Yeats, and Gordimer. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL 231/HNRS 232.
Fulfills GE C1.

HNRS 251

 Great Books I: Introduction to Classical Literature

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Examination of the ancient epics and classical literature of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. May include such readings as The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad, the Odyssey, Genesis, Exodus, Antigone, the Symposium, the Aeneid, and Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 251.
Fulfills GE C1.

SPAN 233

Introduction to Hispanic Readings

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and SPAN 203.

Selected readings from Hispanic authors that show the Hispanic literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present in Spain, Latin America, and of Latino/a writers in the United States. May include film and other media. Conducted in Spanish. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C1.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Philosophy (C2) 4 4 4
HNRS 230
Philosophical Classics: Knowledge and Reality
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Critical examination of primary philosophical texts, from the ancient and modern periods, with focus on the nature of reality and the sources and limits of human knowledge. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HNRS/PHIL 230.
Fulfills GE C2.

HNRS 231
Philosophical Classics: Ethics and Political Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Readings from primary philosophical texts, from the ancient and modern periods, with focus on the identification, evaluation and contemporary relevance of the central ethical and political themes and arguments presented in them. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/PHIL 231.
Fulfills GE C2.

PHIL 230
Philosophical Classics: Knowledge and Reality
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Critical examination of primary philosophical texts, from the ancient and modern periods, with focus on the nature of reality and the sources and limits of human knowledge. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/PHIL 230.
Fulfills GE C2.

PHIL 231
Philosophical Classics: Ethics and Political Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

Readings from primary philosophical texts, from the ancient and modern periods, with focus on the identification, evaluation and contemporary relevance of the central ethical and political themes and arguments presented in them. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HNRS/PHIL 231.
Fulfills GE C2.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Fine and Performing Arts (C3) 4 4 4
ARCE 260
History of Structures
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Social, symbolic, and technical importance of landmark structures. Analysis of breakthrough ideas that led to major advances in building design. Contextualization of these advances. Tools by which to assess and critique structural art as a separate and distinct art form. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ARCH 217
History of World Architecture: Prehistory - Middle Ages
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Architecture and urbanism in the ancient world, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Social, cultural and physical conditions that influenced the built environment to the Mediterranean basis, plus Europe, Asia, Africa and Pre-Columbian America. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ARCH 218
History of World Architecture: Middle Ages - 18th Century
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

World architecture and urbanism from the Middle Ages until the end of the 18th century Baroque. Social, cultural and physical conditions which influenced the built environment of Europe, Asia, and the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Americas. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ARCH 219
History of World Architecture: 18th Century - Present.
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP, SU

Architecture and urbanism of the modern world, from the 18th century to the present. Social, cultural and physical conditions influencing the built environment of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ART 101
The Fundamentals of Drawing
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to the artistic practice and cultural value of drawing from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. Emphasis and expansion of the practical skills of observation, rendering, and understanding the signs of meaning produced in visual art. Development of formal techniques, media experimentation, and content creation through personal expression. Exercises to encourage growth in technical skill, conceptual innovation, critical thinking, and visual communication. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C3.

ART 111
Introduction to Art
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Designed to acquaint the non-art major with painting, sculpture, drawing, crafts, architecture and printmaking. Development of vocabulary, analytic skills, and research techniques for the understanding of art objects. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ART 112
Survey of Western Art
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

History of major art movements in western civilization from ancient art to the twentieth century. Representative periods of western culture, such as the ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern world. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

ART 122
Basic Digital Photography
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Fundamental techniques in photography. Mechanics of digital cameras, optics, composition, perception of light and subject content. Understanding photographic principles and the language of camera vision. Introduction to the impact of photography on culture. Digital camera required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C3.

ART 148
Beginning Sculpture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Exploration of three dimensional form through problems in modeling, casting, carving, and techniques of assembly. Historical and contemporary concepts as applied to the discipline of sculptural styles. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C3.

COMS 208
Performance of Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Poetry, prose, nonfiction and dramatic literature performed to communicate the levels of meaning within each work to the audience. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C3.

DANC 221
Dance Appreciation
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Diverse dance forms. Focus on major western dance artists and their works from the 19th century to the present. Cultural context, style and forms in dance. Introductory survey of major experiments in dance. Purchase of concert ticket(s) may be required. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

LA 211
History of Landscape Architecture: Ancient Civilizations through Colonial America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SU

Exploration of the continuous alteration of the landscape through recorded time and examination of how humankind has influenced this change. The metaphor of 'garden' provides understanding for agrarian regions, urban spaces, and vernacular landscapes of the world. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

LA 212
History of Modern and Contemporary Landscape Architecture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP, SU

Philosophies and ethics of important personalities in twentieth and twenty-first century landscape architecture. Design theories supporting these individuals' projects and the nature of their practice, combined with the influential events in industry, the arts and sciences, politics, and society of these centuries. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

MU 101
Introduction to Music Theory
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to the elements of music and their use by composers and performers. Notation of pitch and rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals and chords. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C3.

MU 120
Music Appreciation
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Explores the world of music with emphasis on Western tradition. Language of music, the role of music in society. Historical context and major composers from the Middle Ages to the present. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C3.

MU 221
Jazz Styles
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Survey of Jazz as a significant American art form from 1900 to the present; its historical background and development in the United States; key elements, leading performers, and significant compositions in each style. Emphasis on listening skills. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C3 and USCP.

MU 227
Popular Music of the USA
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Recommended: GE Area A1, GE Area A2, or GE Area A3.

Study of popular music of USA from the nineteenth century to contemporary times. Emphases include understanding of cultural identity, social diversity, musical aesthetics, and artistic significance. Investigations engage ethnic relations, gender issues, religious expression, performance practice, technological development, modernization, commodification, and political empowerment. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C3 and USCP.

MU 229
Music of the 60's: War and Peace
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Explores wide spectrum of rock, folk and pop styles of the 60s. Relates music to social turmoil and historical trends, including Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, American Indian Movement, Chicano Movement, Free Speech Movement. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C3 and USCP.

TH 210
Introduction to Theatre
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Overview of theatre principles and production practices, including terminology and conventions, methods, dramatic literature and performance, aesthetic appreciation, and technology. Emphasis on theatre as an integral cultural, social, and artistic entity. Attendance at theatre performance(s) required. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

TH 227
Theatre History I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Highlights of European theatrical history - Greeks, Romans, Medieval English and French theatre through the 17th century. Production methods, acting styles, playwriting theories and representative plays. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

TH 228
Theatre History II
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Highlights of European and American theatrical history from the 18th to 20th century. Production methods, acting styles, playwriting theories and representative plays. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C3.

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Arts and Humanities Upper-Division Elective (C4) 4 4 4
Courses from student's Major Dept do not receive C4 credit
ARCH 320
Topics in Architectural History
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; GE Area A1 and one of the following Area C3 courses: ARCH 217, 218, 219, or ART 112.

In-depth examination of a significant region, movement or period in architectural history, theory and criticism. The material covered will vary depending upon the topic. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Architecture majors.

ARCH 326
Native American Architecture and Place
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The role of culture and setting in the construction of spatial, material and landscape concepts and artifacts, through the introduction of selected North American cultures, with focus from 1300 AD through contemporary time. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ARCH/ES 326. Fulfills GE C4. Fulfills USCP.

ART 311
Art History - Nineteenth Century Art
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and ART 111 or ART 112 or ART 211 or ART 212.

History of painting and sculpture from the French Revolution to the beginning of the 20th century. Focuses on significant movements such as Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Art and Design majors.

ART 314
History of Photography
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C3.

In-depth survey of the artistic and cultural achievements in photography from its invention to the present day. Significant photographers, the evolution of aesthetic criteria in the context of other visual arts as well as social/cultural impact. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Art and Design majors.

ART 318
Asian Art Topics: National, Religious, and Intellectual Movements
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C3.

In-depth examination of significant art movements in Asia. Each topic will focus on the development of art in Asia within the context of a specific geographical or theoretical framework. Details will vary depending on topic. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Art and Design majors.

ART 370
Michelangelo
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of GE Area A, and one course from Area C3 or ART 211 or ART 212.

The art and life of Michelangelo (1475-1564), the renowned painter, sculptor, architect, and poet, with reference to early biographies, his artistic development, and the demands of his patrons. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Art and Design majors.

 

ART 371
Topics in Renaissance Art
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of GE Area A, and one course from Area C3 or ART 211 or ART 212.

A thematic analysis of Renaissance Art (1300-1600) with special attention paid to politics, patronage, myth, religion, and the development of new genres and subject matter. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Art and Design majors.

COMS 308
Group Performance of Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A and C3.

Examination and experience in the various modes of group performance of literature: Readers Theatre, Chamber Theatre, Story Theatre. Scripting; directing; performing and critiquing of group performance of literature. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Communication Studies majors.

DANC 321
Cultural Influence on Dance in America
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C3.

Multicultural approach to history of dance in America, with emphasis on American Indian, West African, Caribbean, Mexican, European, and Asian contributions and influences. Explores culture through dance. Purchase of concert ticket(s) required.
4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Theatre Arts majors. Fulfills USCP.

ENGL 330
British Literature in the Age of Belief: to 1485
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The historical development of medieval English literature through selected canonical and non-canonical works of various genres. Medieval authorship and textual practice, the relationship between gender and writing, and the forging of a national poetic identity. Interdisciplinary support material (artwork and music) illustrating key themes. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 331
British Literature in the Age of Discovery: 1485-1660
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The literary, historical, political, religious and scientific concerns of the Age of the Renaissance. May include such readings as More's Utopia, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Shakespeare's Othello, Donne's Songs and Sonnets, Milton's Paradise Lost. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 332
British Literature in the Age of Enlightenment: 1660-1798
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of the dominant themes and preoccupations of the Age of Enlightenment. Historical and cultural contexts of canonical and non-canonical literature emphasized to illustrate 18th century Britons' views of themselves and their changing world. May include such writers as Dryden, Behn, Defoe, Swift, Pope, and Johnson. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 332. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 333
British Literature in the Age of Romanticism: 1798-1832
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of the literature of the British Romantic period. Cultural, historical, and philosophic contexts will also be examined in both canonical and non-canonical works. May include such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, and Wollstonecraft. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 333. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 334
British Literature in the Age of Industrialism: 1832-1914
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth study of historical, philosophical, and literary reaction to the rise of the modern industrial state. Special focus on the literary response to the following: industry, democracy, class, art, and culture. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 335
British Literature in the Age of Modernism: 1914-Present
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of the dominant concerns and achievements of British literature from Modernism through Postmodernism. Historical and cultural contexts of canonical and non-canonical literature explored to illustrate 20th century Britain's reactions to the breakdown of traditional beliefs, the World Wars, the legacy of colonialism, the changing politics and problems of a multicultural nation. May include such writers as Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Yeats, Heaney, Ishiguro, Walcott. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 339
Introduction to Shakespeare
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Shakespeare's works as texts, productions and major historical, aesthetic and cultural touchstones. The author's intellectual and social influences on four centuries of theatre and his subsequent impact on literature and other arts. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 340
The Literary Sources of the American Character: 1600-1865
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The literature of the United States from its sources in the accounts of the early British and Spanish explorers to the works of the American Renaissance. The relationship between mainstream and marginalized voices in the American character. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

 

ENGL 341
The Literary Sources of the American Character: 1865-1914
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Analysis of literary Realism and Naturalism in their cultural and historical contexts. May include such writers as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Chopin, James, Wharton, Dreiser, Norris, and Crane who are seen to accommodate the sense of danger, doubt, and disorder of the time. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 341. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 342
The Literary Sources of the American Character: 1914-1956
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The writers of the modern period and those of the early post-modern age, including writers marked by stylistic innovation and a willingness to challenge traditionally accepted standards. May include such writers as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Hughes. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 342. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 343
Multiple Voices of Contemporary American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth study of American fiction, poetry, and drama written since 1956. How contemporary literature examines enduring American themes and breaks new ground with the inclusion of diverse voices. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 343. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 345
Women Writers of the Twentieth Century
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of works of 20th century women authors within their historical and cultural contexts. Analysis of canonical and non-canonical writing by women of differing classes, races, ethnicities, and sexual preferences. Literary techniques through which texts reflect or challenge such cultural constructs as gender, identity, sexuality, motherhood, etc. The emergence of a female literary tradition. May include such writers as Woolf, Rich, Kingston, Yamamoto, Morrison, Cervantes. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 345. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 346
Ethnic American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Investigation of the primary issues, themes, and tropes of literature written in English by African-American, Asian-American, Native American, Hispanic and Jewish writers. Cultural and historical contexts explored to consider effects of marginalization on this literature, and its subsequent relation to the American canon. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 347
African American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP,

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The writings of African Americans from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. Individual works and literary trends among African Americans of various periods and contexts: intellectual, political, and cultural. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 347. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 349
Gender in Twentieth Century Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth study of issues related to male and female identity and the relations between men and women as depicted in twentieth-century fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and/or drama. How gender issues are created and viewed from different perspectives, such as social/economic class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

 

ENGL 350
The Modern Novel
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Readings in the modern novel in its historical and cultural context. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 351
Modern Poetry
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Modern poetry, considered in its historical and cultural context. The rise of experimental styles designed to reflect the disorder of the twentieth century - fragmentation, alienation, dislocation, and the absence of connections. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 352
Modern Drama
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Reading and analysis of world drama of the last 150 years, thereby enhancing student awareness of modern culture, history, ethics, politics, and the human condition. Design work, multi-media forms, art, music, and cinema as components or informing elements of the works under consideration. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 352. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 354
The Bible as Literature and in Literature and the Arts
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The most important and representative books of the Bible. Exposure to works based on the Bible in literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and film. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 370

World Cinema

4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major, and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Major works of international cinema with emphasis on critical interpretation, on the ways film communicates visually and aurally, and on the historical and cultural contexts in which films are created. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 371
Film Styles and Genres
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Major films within particular cinematic genres or styles, with emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and the films' historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 372
ENGL 372. Film Directors
4 units

GE Area C4; GWR

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Films of one or more major film directors, with emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and the films' historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 380
Literary Themes
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Literature selected according to a particular theme. Emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 380. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 381
Diversity in Twentieth-Century American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Literature selected according to a particular theme, with a focus on issues of ethnicity and gender. Emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 382
LGBT Literature and Media
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) individuals and issues, late 19th century to the present. Topics include the closet, homophobia, coming out, AIDS, same-sex marriage, intersections of sexuality, race, class, gender identity. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ENGL 386
Creative Nonfiction
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Writing creative nonfiction (the memoir, the nature essay, the personal narrative, cultural criticism, literary journalism) by adding composition skills of fictional and poetic techniques. A publication workshop. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors.

ENGL 387
Fiction Writing
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

How to write and read fiction. Exploring and understanding the elements of fiction writing, employing models by established writers. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors.

ENGL 388
Poetry Writing
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

How to write and read poetry. Exploring a variety of formal options, employing model poems by established writers and identifying and enhancing what is best in poetry written in class. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors.

ES 300
Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Overview of contemporary Chicano/a non-fiction literature since 1848. Thematic concerns, literary criticism, literary techniques, historical and socio-cultural factors influencing non-fiction Chicano/a literary genres. Instructor reserves option to select non-fiction genres to be studied. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors. Fulfills USCP.

ES 326
Native American Architecture and Place
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The role of culture and setting in the construction of spatial, material and landscape concepts and artifacts, through the introduction of selected North American cultures, with focus from 1300 AD through contemporary time. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as ARCH/ES 326.
Fulfills GE C4 and USCP.

ES 340
Cultural Production and Ethnicity
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area C. Recommended: Completion of one ES course.

Culture and ethnicity as key factors in the production, perception, and interpretation of art and the humanities. Critical analysis of cultural attitudes and knowledge in expressive arts and cultural production, and of the contexts of cultural production as reflective of ethnicity. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Comparative Ethnic Studies majors.

ES 360
Ethnicity and the Land
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area C. Recommended: One lower division Ethnic Studies course and an introductory natural resources course.

Comparative study of how race and culture shape landscapes, and how social hierarchies allocate the use of natural resources and the burdens of environmental pollution. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/NR 360. Fulfills GE C4 and USCP.

FR 305
Significant Works in French
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area A and FR 233 or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis and oral discussion of poetry, essays, novels, plays, films, and other media by selected French and Francophone authors. Conducted in French. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

FR 350
French Literature in English Translation
4 units

Term Typically Offered:W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in Area C1.

Selected works to be read by students in English translation. Critical analysis, interpretation, and comparison of works by French and/or Francophone authors. Course may include film and other media. Discussion in English. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

GER 305
Significant Works in German
4 units

Term Typically Offered:W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and GER 233 or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis and oral discussion of poetry, essays, novels, plays, films, and other media by selected German-language authors. Conducted in German. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

GER 350
German Literature in English Translation
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in Area C1.

Selected works to be read by students in English translation. Critical analysis, interpretation, and comparison of works by German-language authors. Course may include film and other media. Discussion in English. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

HNRS 304
Values and Technology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from GE Area C.

Humanistic investigation into the theoretical and practical applications of technology with specific reference to the social effects of technological change. For all majors. Non-technical. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS 304/ISLA 303. Fulfills GE C4.

HNRS 320
Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A; and completion of one of the following: GE Area C1, C2 or C3. Recommended: Completion of GE Area C1 or C3.

The interplay of values, media, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Descriptive subtitles assigned to each course. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. 4 lectures. Total credit limited to 8 units with different subtopic; repeatable in same term. Crosslisted as HNRS/ISLA 320. Fulfills GE C4.

HNRS 332
British Literature in the Age of Enlightenment: 1660-1798
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of the dominant themes and preoccupations of the Age of Enlightenment. Historical and cultural contexts of canonical and non-canonical literature emphasized to illustrate 18th century Britons' views of themselves and their changing world. May include such writers as Dryden, Behn, Defoe, Swift, Pope, and Johnson. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 332. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 333
British Literature in the Age of Romanticism: 1798-1832
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of the literature of the British Romantic period. Cultural, historical, and philosophic contexts will also be examined in both canonical and non-canonical works. May include such writers as Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, and Wollstonecraft. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 333. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 336

Social Ethics

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Examination of contemporary moral problems, solutions to these problems, and the arguments for these solutions, with emphasis on two or more of the following sample problem areas: abortion, suicide and euthanasia, capital punishment, family ethics, race relations, social justice, war, women's issues. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as PHIL 335/HNRS 336. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors. Fulfills USCP.

HNRS 341

The Literary Sources of the American Character: 1865-1914

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Analysis of literary Realism and Naturalism in their cultural and historical contexts. May include such writers as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Chopin, James, Wharton, Dreiser, Norris, and Crane who are seen to accommodate the sense of danger, doubt, and disorder of the time. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 341. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 342
The Literary Sources of the American Character: 1914-1956
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The writers of the modern period and those of the early post-modern age, including writers marked by stylistic innovation and a willingness to challenge traditionally accepted standards. May include such writers as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Hughes. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 342. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 343
Multiple Voices of Contemporary American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth study of American fiction, poetry, and drama written since 1956. How contemporary literature examines enduring American themes and breaks new ground with the inclusion of diverse voices. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 343. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 345

Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

In-depth exploration of works of 20th century women authors within their historical and cultural contexts. Analysis of canonical and non-canonical writing by women of differing classes, races, ethnicities, and sexual preferences. Literary techniques through which texts reflect or challenge such cultural constructs as gender, identity, sexuality, motherhood, etc. The emergence of a female literary tradition. May include such writers as Woolf, Rich, Kingston, Yamamoto, Morrison, Cervantes. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 345. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 347
African American Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

The writings of African Americans from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. Individual works and literary trends among African Americans of various periods and contexts: intellectual, political, and cultural. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 347. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills USCP. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

HNRS 352

Modern Drama

4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Reading and analysis of world drama of the last 150 years, thereby enhancing student awareness of modern culture, history, ethics, politics, and the human condition. Design work, multi-media forms, art, music, and cinema as components or informing elements of the works under consideration. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 352. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

 

HNRS 380
Literary Themes
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or English major; and completion of GE Areas A and C1.

Literature selected according to a particular theme. Emphasis on critical interpretation, aesthetic appreciation, and historical and cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ENGL/HNRS 380. Fulfills GE C4 except for English majors. Fulfills GWR for students with junior standing (90 units).

ISLA 303
Values and Technology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from GE Area C.

Humanistic investigation into the theoretical and practical applications of technology with specific reference to the social effects of technological change. For all majors. Non-technical. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as HNRS 304/ISLA 303.
Fulfills GE C4. Formerly HUM 303.

ISLA 320
Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A; and completion of one of the following: GE area C1, C2 or C3. Recommended: completion of GE area C1 or C3.

The interplay of values, media, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Descriptive subtitles assigned to each course. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. 4 lectures. Total credit limited to 8 units with different subtopic; repeatable in same term.
Crosslisted as HNRS/ISLA 320.
Fulfills GE C4.

MU 324
Music and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and a foundation course in Area C.

Exploration into the role of music historically and culturally. Emphasis on deeper understanding and appreciation of the context of music through topics of special interest. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C4 except for Music majors.

MU 328
Women in Music
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and a foundation course in Area C.

Survey of women's contributions as composers and performers of western art and popular music; historical overview of the experiences and perception of women as musicians. 3 lectures, 1 activity.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Music majors.

NR 360

 

Ethnicity and the Land
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one lower division course in Area C. Recommended: One lower division Ethnic Studies course and an introductory natural resources course.

Comparative study of how race and culture shape landscapes, and how social hierarchies allocate the use of natural resources and the burdens of environmental pollution. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as ES/NR 360. Fulfills GE C4 and USCP.

PHIL 309 Early Greek Philosophy through Plato
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Beginnings of Western philosophy and science in Ancient Greece. The Presocratics, Socrates, and Plato. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 310 Aristotle and Hellenistic Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Development of Western philosophy and science in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Aristotle, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Skepticism. 4 lectures.

Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 312
Medieval Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Development of Western philosophy from Augustine to Ockham, including Anselm, Abelard, Roger Bacon, Bonaventure, Aquinas, and Duns Scotus. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 313
Early Modern Rationalism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Development of Western philosophy from the late Renaissance through Leibniz, with special emphasis upon the epistemology and metaphysics of the Continental Rationalists. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 314
Early Modern Empiricism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Development of Western philosophy from the Renaissance through Mill, with special emphasis on British Empiricism. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 315
Kant and 19th Century European Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Primary issues and concepts found in German philosophy from 1780 to 1900, with emphasis on Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 317
History of Analytic Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Major developments within 20th century British and American philosophy, with focus chiefly around Analytic philosophy. Other schools, such as Pragmatism, may be included, as may some philosophers outside of Britain and America whose work was influential in those countries. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 318 Phenomenology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A, and GE C2.

Methods and uses of phenomenological analysis through study of 20th century philosophers and contemporary applications. Topics include phenomenological method, perception, meaning, and the role of experience in philosophical inquiry. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 319 Existentialism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A and GE C2.

Major existentialist philosophers of the 19th and 20th century such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, and Marcel. Existentialist themes in historical or contemporary context. 4 lectures.

Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 320
Asian Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Philosophies developed in India, South Asia, China and Japan, including the logical and epistemological presuppositions of the Six Schools of Hindu metaphysics, Buddhist philosophy, Confucian moral philosophy, Taoist metaphysics and social ecology. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 321
Philosophy of Science
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

The rational foundations of inquiry and explanation in the physical, biological and social sciences. Justification of scientific claims, the difference between science and pseudoscience, the relationship between science and other fields of investigation. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 322
Philosophy of Technology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Analyses of the philosophical foundations and implications of technology. Technology and the human condition, technology and philosophical ethics, technology and political philosophy, technology and the metaphysics of human nature, and the relationship between science and technology. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 323 Ethics, Science and Technology
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisites: Junior standing; completion of GE area A and GE C2.

Ethical decision-making as applied to issues such as the use of robots, the treatment of animals, sustainability, scientific fraud, feminist analysis of science and technology, as well as questions about whether technology is just a value-neutral tool or, rather, embodies certain values. 4 lectures.

Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 327 Robot Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A and GE C2.

Introduction, short history, and overview of robot (meta)ethics, with applied ethics issues to include programming, environment, military uses, sex, legal implications, risk, liability, diversity, sustainability, healthcare, education, religion, and the home. Finally, future issues of robot rights and personhood. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 328

Technologies and Ethics of Warfare

4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Area A and C2. 4 lectures.

Ethics of killing in warfare, including requirements of justice in declaring and waging war. Topics include terrorism, remotely piloted aircraft ('drones'), autonomous weapons ('killer robots'), cyber warfare, nuclear war, city bombing, and humanitarian intervention. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 331
Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Analyses of various traditional and contemporary positions on the difference between right and wrong, if there is one. Theories of metaethics and normative ethics including the divine command theory, relativism, intuitionism, noncognitivism, virtue ethics, egoism, utilitarianism and duty-based ethics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 332
History of Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

The history of moral thought from Homer and the Pre-Socratics to the 20th century, and focus on theories of moral goodness and rightness of action. Related issues and areas of thought, e.g. metaphysics, theology, science, politics, psychology freedom/determinism to be considered, where they shed light on moral thought. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 333
Political Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Analyses of the philosophical foundations of political ideologies, including theories of political authority, legitimacy, obligation, and rights, and of the proper function of the state, and the relation of these theories to issues in meta-physics, theory of knowledge, and ethics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 334
Philosophy of Law
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Normative and analytic questions about law. Nature of law and legal systems. Justification of law. Moral obligation to obey the law. Nature and justification of punishment. Guilt and legal responsibility. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 335
Social Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Examination of contemporary moral problems, solutions to these problems, and the arguments for these solutions, with emphasis on two or more of the following sample problem areas: abortion, suicide and euthanasia, capital punishment, family ethics, race relations, social justice, war, women's issues. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors. Fulfills USCP.

PHIL 336
Feminist Ethics, Gender and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of the relations between gender, sexuality, ethnicity, society and ethics from feminist perspectives, with special attention paid to problems in contemporary applied ethics. Joint focus on theory and application. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as PHIL/WGS 336. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors. Fulfills USCP.

PHIL 337
Business Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of ethical problems that arise in business. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 339
Biomedical Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of problems in biomedical ethics, proposed solutions to these problems, and the arguments for such solutions. Emphasis on two or more of the following sample problem areas: concepts of health and disease, human experimentation, informed consent, behavior control, genetic intervention, new birth technologies, euthanasia and physician-assisted dying. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 340
 
Environmental Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Analyses of various positions on the moral status of nonhuman entities and problems such as the treatment of animals, wilderness preservation, population, pollution and global warming. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 341
Professional Ethics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Moral problems as they arise in professions such as law, medicine, engineering, research and education: deception, paternalism, confidentiality, discrimination and others. Consideration of various professional codes of ethics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 342
Philosophy of Religion
4 units

Term Typically Offered:W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Inquiry into the rational and nonrational bases of religious claims. Arguments for and against the existence of God. Discussion of miracles, revelation, the definition of God, the problem of evil, the relation of faith and reason, the nature of religious experience, the verification of religious claims. 4 lectures.
Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 343 Continental Political Philosophy
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE area A and GE C2.

Analysis of political thought in major movements in 20th- and 21st-century European philosophy, such as deconstruction, existentialism, and phenomenology. Emphasis on political issues, such as cultural membership, exclusion, structural injustice, secularism, and the political impact of technology. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 350
Aesthetics
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of philosophical views of art from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Treatment of theories from Plato and Aristotle through those of the twentieth century. Discussion of the problems raised by modern art. The relation between aesthetic values and metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 351 Philosophy of Literature
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A, GE C1, and GE C2.

Analysis of philosophical issues related to literature such as interpretation, authorial intention, linguistic expression, ethical responsibilities of writers and readers, and use of literary styles by philosophers. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

PHIL 369 Postmodernism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE area A and GE C2.

Primary issues and developments in European philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. Examination of the influence of postmodern philosophy in areas such as art, literature, architecture, culture studies, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors.

RELS 301
Religions of Asia
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Comparative study of the religions of Asia, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and the religions of China. Topics include historical continuities/discontinuities, worldviews, sacred texts, practices, responses to modernity, the place of women across the traditions. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 302
Abrahamic Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

An introduction to the global religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, with a focus on their shared origin in the Patriarch Abraham. Topics include for each religion: the origins, worldview, scripture, practices, and relationship to modernity. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 304
Judaism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Origins, beliefs and practices of Judaism and central themes in the Hebrew Bible. The development of Judaism in the post-biblical and Talmudic period. Jewish philosophy, life, rituals and customs. The emergence of modern Judaism, Zionism and post-Holocaust philosophy. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 306
Hinduism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Origins, beliefs and practices of Hinduism from the Veda and the Upanishads through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the Puranas. Modern Hindu institutions, saints and sages, and social philosophy contrasted with the ancient. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 307
Buddhism
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Buddhist origins, viewpoints and practices will be seen in their development in India, Tibet, China, Japan, South Asia and America. The life of Buddha, Gautama, the rise of Theravada, Mahayana and Tantra. Encounters with Shinto and Confucianism. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 310
Christianity
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

The development of the Christian religion from the story of Jesus, the New Testament, Church formation, the role of St. Paul, dissenting ideas, Protestant and Catholic views, and contemporary issues of conscience, such as the Social Gospel and liberation theologies. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 311
Islam
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

The development of Islamic civilization from the inspiration of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad and the Sunni-Shi'i split to contemporary political and social issues. Emphasis of Sufi literature, art, architecture, and philosophies of Islam. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 370
Religion, Gender, and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of religious ideas and institutions in the United States. Focus on interlocking systems of sex, gender, race, class and religion; individual and group experiences at the intersection of religion, politics and culture. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as RELS/WGS 370. Fulfills GE C4 and USCP.

RELS 372
Spiritual Extremism: Asceticism, Mysticism, and Madness
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Shaping influence of ascetics, mystics and the insane on global religious traditions. Topics may include the relationship between spiritual extremists and society, cultural construction of holiness and insanity, and literary depictions of spiritual extremists. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 374
Religion and Violence
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Historical and contemporary case studies of how various religions have condoned, motivated and justified violence. The place of sacrifice, martyrdom, self-injury and forced conversion in religious doctrines. Representations of religious violence in the media. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

RELS 378
Religion and Contemporary Values
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Descriptive analysis of how diverse religious traditions construct moral decisions about a variety of contemporary issues including sexuality, ecology, and justice. Challenges for religious value systems in secular and pluralistic societies. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4.

SPAN 305
Significant Works in Spanish
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and SPAN 233 or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis and oral discussion of poetry, essays, novels, plays, films, and other media by selected Hispanic authors. Conducted in Spanish. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

SPAN 307
Spanish and Latin American Film
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and SPAN 233 or consent of instructor.

Study, analysis, and critique of films from Spain and/or Latin America, organized around such topics as individual film directors or genres, national and international film traditions, migration, gender, ethnicity, and politics. Evaluation of works in their cultural contexts. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected and language of instruction (English or Spanish). Total credit limited to 8 units. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

SPAN 340
Chicano/a Authors
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and SPAN 233.

Introduction to Chicano/a literary accomplishments to facilitate appreciation of Chicano/a literary aesthetics and increase understanding of Chicano/a cultural values and lifestyles. Conducted in Spanish. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors. Fulfills USCP.

SPAN 350
Hispanic Literature in English Translation
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in Area C1.

Selected works to be read by students in English translation. Critical analysis, interpretation, and comparison of works by Hispanic authors. Course may include film and other media. Discussion in English. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

SPAN 351
Chicano/Latino Writers in the United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in Area C.

Analysis and exploration of the major themes of Chicano/Latino literature in the United States today. Emphasis on Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Cuban American and other U.S. Latino/a writers. All readings and discussions in English. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors. Fulfills USCP.

TH 305
Topics in Diversity on the American Stage
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C3 (TH 210 recommended); or TH 210, TH 227, or TH 228 for Theatre majors.

Critical analysis of traditionally underrepresented groups in the American theatre, as writers, practitioners, story subjects. Investigation of dramatic literature and performance trends related to special interest topics. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Theatre majors. Fulfills USCP.

TH 360
Theatre in the United States
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C3 (TH 210 recommended); TH 210, TH 227, or TH 228 for Theatre majors.

Examination of specific American plays, playwrights, organizations and movements, applying them as portraits of the United States' historical, philosophical and cultural make-up. Topical emphasis focuses on the definition and development of an 'American' identity via the context of theatre. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Theatre majors.

 

TH 390
Global Theatre and Performance
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and C3 (TH 210 recommended); TH 210, TH 227, or TH 228 for Theatre majors.

Investigation of non-American theatre and dramatic performance; emphasis on plays, playwrights, and movements as portraits of philosophical/national make-up. Topical emphasis focuses on the definition and development of a cultural identity via the context of historical and contemporary theatre practices. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Theatre majors.

WGS 336

Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Philosophy major; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of the relations between gender, sexuality, ethnicity, society and ethics from feminist perspectives, with special attention paid to problems in contemporary applied ethics. Joint focus on theory and application. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as PHIL/WGS 336. Fulfills GE C4 except for Philosophy majors. Fulfills USCP.

WGS 370
Religion, Gender, and Society
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Areas A and C2.

Critical examination of religious ideas and institutions in America in relation to gender, race and politics. Focus on women and religion, the religious experience of minorities, and on politics. 4 lectures.
Crosslisted as RELS/WGS 370.
Fulfills GE C4 and USCP.

WLC 310

Humanities in World Cultures

4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area C.

Interdisciplinary examination of the humanities in a selected culture. Special focus on the arts, literature, philosophy and language in that culture. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units with different subtopic. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4. Formerly ISLA 310.

WLC 312

Humanities in Chicano/a Culture

4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area C.

Interdisciplinary examination of humanities in Chicano culture. Special focus on the arts, literature, social situations, and the monolingual and bilingual language aspects in Chicano culture. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 and USCP. Formerly ISLA 312.

CAED, CAFES, CSM and OCOB students: 
Select any course from C1 - C5

  CLA LAES LS CAED CAFES CSM OCOB ENGR
Arts and Humanities Elective (C5) 0 4 0
Area C5 Courses
CHIN 201
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: CHIN 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Mandarin Chinese within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

CHIN 202
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Mandarin Chinese within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

CHIN 203
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese III
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Mandarin Chinese within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

FR 201
Intermediate French I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: FR 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

FR 202
Intermediate French II
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: FR 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

FR 203
Intermediate French III
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: FR 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in French within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 201
Intermediate German I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: GER 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 202
Intermediate German II
4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: GER 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 203
Intermediate German III
4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: GER 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity.
Fulfills GE C5.

ITAL 201
Intermediate Italian I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ITAL 103 or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Italian within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

JPNS 201
Intermediate Japanese I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: JPNS 103 or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Japanese within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

SPAN 201
Intermediate Spanish I
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Spanish within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. Not open to students with credit in SPAN 204. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5. Formerly SPAN 121.

SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish II
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Spanish within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. Not open to students with credit in SPAN 204. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5. Formerly SPAN 122.

SPAN 203
4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in Spanish within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. Not open to students with credit in SPAN 206. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

 

 

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