2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin

2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin
Santa Clara University
Undergraduate Bulletin
2009-2010 Academic Year
PREFACE
The Undergraduate Bulletin contains the academic and administrative policies and
regulations that govern enrollment of undergraduate students at Santa Clara University.
Students are responsible for knowing all academic and administrative policies and regulations affecting their program of study and for abiding by all such policies and regulations during their period of enrollment at the University. Continued enrollment is
subject to compliance with the academic and administrative policies and regulations as
described herein and otherwise published by the University. Failure to understand the
policies and regulations does not relieve a student of his or her responsibility for adhering to the policies and regulations.
Students are governed by the applicable degree requirements of the University and
the Santa Clara Core Curriculum in the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect in their entry
year as freshman students. Transfer students may choose between the degree requirements in the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at the
University or the Undergraduate Bulletin of their class cohort as determined by the number of transfer units accepted toward the Santa Clara degree upon admission. All students must fulfill the departmental or program major and minor degree requirements
in effect when they declare their major or minor program of study.
Santa Clara University reserves the right to make changes to degree program requirements, academic and administrative policies and regulations, and course offerings published in the Undergraduate Bulletin at any time without prior notice. The University
strives to assure the accuracy of the information in the Undergraduate Bulletin at the
time of publication. However, the University reserves the right to make corrections as
necessary to the Bulletin.
The 2009-10 Undergraduate Bulletin was printed in June 2009 by the Office of the
Provost and covers policies and regulations in effect as of that date. The Undergraduate
Bulletin and other information about Santa Clara University can be found on the
University’s Web site at www.scu.edu.
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Table of Contents
Inside Front Cover .................................................................Academic Calendar
Preface ...............................................................................................................i
Chapter 1. Santa Clara University ..................................................................1
University Vision, Mission, and Fundamental Values .....................................2
Academic Programs ........................................................................................3
Centers of Distinction ....................................................................................4
Faculty............................................................................................................5
Student Body .................................................................................................5
Alumni...........................................................................................................5
Campus..........................................................................................................5
Chapter 2. The Santa Clara Undergraduate Program.....................................7
The Santa Clara Core Curriculum..................................................................8
Residential Learning Communities...............................................................14
University Honors Program..........................................................................14
LEAD Scholars Program...............................................................................15
International Programs .................................................................................15
Domestic Public Sector Study Programs .......................................................16
Chapter 3. College of Arts and Sciences .......................................................18
Undergraduate Degrees ................................................................................19
Bachelor of Arts ...................................................................................19
Bachelor of Science..............................................................................19
Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences ..........................................19
Centers, Institutes, and Special Programs......................................................19
Center of Performing Arts ...................................................................19
Justice and the Arts Initiative ...............................................................20
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Environmental Studies Institute...........................................................20
Office of College Special Programs ......................................................20
Academic Departments and Programs ..........................................................21
Anthropology ......................................................................................21
Art and Art History .............................................................................28
Biology ................................................................................................39
Chemistry and Biochemistry ...............................................................49
Classics ................................................................................................55
Combined Sciences..............................................................................63
Communication ..................................................................................64
Economics ...........................................................................................77
English ................................................................................................81
Environmental Studies.........................................................................93
Ethnic Studies....................................................................................102
History ..............................................................................................107
Individual Studies ..............................................................................119
Liberal Studies ...................................................................................120
Mathematics and Computer Science..................................................122
Modern Languages and Literatures ....................................................132
Music ................................................................................................152
Philosophy.........................................................................................160
Physics...............................................................................................169
Political Science .................................................................................174
Psychology.........................................................................................183
Religious Studies................................................................................191
Sociology ...........................................................................................209
Theatre and Dance ............................................................................214
Women’s and Gender Studies.............................................................228
Chapter 4. Leavey School of Business.........................................................233
Undergraduate Degrees ..............................................................................233
Bachelor of Science in Commerce......................................................233
Minors in the Leavey School of Business............................................236
General Business Courses ..................................................................237
Centers, Institutes, and Special Programs....................................................238
Accelerated Cooperative Education....................................................238
Dean’s Leadership Program ................................................................238
Global Women’s Leadership Program.................................................238
Leavey Scholars Program ...................................................................239
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Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship .....................................239
Civil Society Institute ........................................................................239
Food and Agribusiness Institute .........................................................239
Retail Management Institute..............................................................240
Academic Departments and Programs ........................................................240
Accounting ........................................................................................240
Economics .........................................................................................244
Finance..............................................................................................248
Management......................................................................................251
Marketing..........................................................................................254
Operations and Management Information Systems ...........................258
Chapter 5. School of Engineering ..............................................................263
Undergraduate Degrees ..............................................................................263
Bachelor of Science............................................................................264
Minors in the School of Engineering .................................................265
Centers, Institutes, and Special Programs....................................................265
Cooperative Education Program ........................................................265
Center for Nanostructures .................................................................266
Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science .......................266
Academic Departments and Programs ........................................................266
Applied Mathematics.........................................................................266
Civil Engineering...............................................................................267
Computer Engineering ......................................................................273
Electrical Engineering ........................................................................284
General Engineering ..........................................................................292
Mechanical Engineering ....................................................................297
Chapter 6. Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study ...........303
Interdisciplinary Minors .............................................................................303
Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies ......................................303
Asian Studies .....................................................................................305
Biomedical Engineering.....................................................................307
Biotechnology....................................................................................308
Catholic Studies.................................................................................309
Medieval and Renaissance Studies......................................................310
Retail Studies.....................................................................................313
Science, Technology, and Society .......................................................314
Urban Education ...............................................................................315
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Other Programs of Study............................................................................316
Aerospace Studies ..............................................................................316
Gerontology Certificate Program .......................................................317
University Honors Program ...............................................................317
International Programs ......................................................................318
Study Abroad Programs .....................................................................323
LEAD Scholars Program....................................................................331
Military Science.................................................................................331
Musical Theatre .................................................................................335
Pre-Health Sciences ...........................................................................336
Pre-Law .............................................................................................337
Pre-Teaching......................................................................................338
Chapter 7. Admission of Undergraduate Students .....................................341
Admission of Entering Freshmen................................................................341
Admission of Transfer Students...................................................................342
Admission of International Students...........................................................344
Chapter 8. Academic and Administrative Policies and Regulations............346
Student Responsibility................................................................................346
Academic Policies and Regulations .............................................................346
Degree Requirements.........................................................................346
Academic Program Policies and Regulations ......................................348
Registration Policies and Regulations.................................................350
Grading Policies and Regulations.......................................................353
Academic Standing and Student Classification...................................356
Academic Credit Evaluation ..............................................................357
Non-Degree Students ........................................................................360
Academic Integrity.............................................................................361
Administrative Policies and Regulations......................................................363
Clery Act ...........................................................................................363
Communication by the University to Undergraduate Students ..........363
Consensual Relations between Employees and Students ....................364
Drug-Free Workplace and School Program ........................................364
Withdrawal Due to Medical or Mental Health-Related Reason .........364
Student Records and Release of Information......................................365
Nondiscrimination Policy ..................................................................366
Student Conduct Code......................................................................366
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Chapter 9. Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid ...............................................367
Financial Responsibility..............................................................................367
Tuition .......................................................................................................367
Santa Clara University Campus Programs...................................................367
Study Abroad and Domestic Study Programs .............................................370
Room and Board Charges...........................................................................371
Financial Aid ..............................................................................................372
Santa Clara Grants and Scholarships..................................................372
Federal and California Grants ............................................................376
Other Grants and Scholarships ..........................................................377
Student Employment.........................................................................377
Loans.................................................................................................378
Financial Aid Eligibility .....................................................................378
Cancellation of Financial Aid and Return of Funds ...........................380
Student Verification of Information ...................................................381
Billing and Payment Procedures .................................................................381
Student Accounts and Billing.............................................................381
Payment Methods..............................................................................382
Extended Payment Options ...............................................................382
Delinquent Payments ........................................................................382
Billing Disputes .................................................................................383
Refund Payments...............................................................................383
Tuition Insurance Protection .............................................................383
Educational Tax Credits.....................................................................383
Chapter 10. University Honor Societies and Awards ..................................384
Honor Societies ..........................................................................................384
University Awards.......................................................................................389
College of Arts and Sciences Awards ...........................................................390
Leavey School of Business Awards ..............................................................398
School of Engineering Awards ....................................................................400
Chapter 11. Student Life ............................................................................402
Campus Ministry .......................................................................................402
Campus Recreation ....................................................................................403
Career Center .............................................................................................403
Center for Student Leadership....................................................................404
Chartered Student Organizations ...............................................................404
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Computing Services ...................................................................................405
Counseling and Psychological Services........................................................406
Cowell Student Health Center....................................................................406
Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center..................406
Housing and Residence Life .......................................................................408
Intercollegiate Athletics ..............................................................................408
Kids on Campus.........................................................................................408
Office for Multicultural Learning ...............................................................408
Appendices
Accreditations and Memberships ..........................................................409
Board of Trustees...................................................................................410
Board of Regents ...................................................................................412
University Administration .....................................................................414
Faculty...................................................................................................417
Index ..........................................................................................................447
Campus Map ...............................................................................................454
Inside Back Cover ...................Academic Department and Program Abbreviations
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Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in the
heart of Silicon Valley with approximately 8,500 students. Founded in 1851 by the
Society of Jesus, California’s oldest operating higher education institution offers a rigorous
undergraduate curriculum in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus nationally
recognized graduate and professional programs in business, education, engineering, counseling psychology, law, and pastoral ministries. The University boasts a diverse community
of scholars characterized by small classes and a values-oriented curriculum and is dedicated
to educating students for competence, conscience, and compassion. The traditions of
Jesuit education—educating the whole person for a life of service—run deep in all of its
curricular and co-curricular programs.
Santa Clara University is perennially ranked among the top comprehensive universities
by U.S. News & World Report. SCU has one of the highest graduation rates for undergraduate students among all comprehensive universities. The University has a national reputation for its undergraduate program that features a distinctive core curriculum, an integrated
learning environment, and research opportunities for undergraduate students. The MBA
program in the Leavey School of Business is annually ranked in the top 20 among the
nation’s part-time programs and in the top five in California. The School of Law is ranked
in the top 100 of the nation’s law schools with its intellectual property program recognized
among the top 10 of such programs in the country.
The University was established as Santa Clara College on the site of the Mission Santa
Clara de Asís, the eighth of the original 21 California missions. The college originally
operated as a preparatory school and did not offer courses of collegiate rank until 1853.
Following the Civil War, enrollment increased, and by 1875 the size of the student
body was 275. One-third of the students were enrolled in the collegiate division; the
remainder attended the college’s preparatory and high school departments.
Santa Clara experienced slow and steady growth during its first 60 years, becoming the
University of Santa Clara in 1912, when the schools of engineering and law were added.
In 1925, the high school was separated from the University and took the name of
Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1928. The Leavey School of Business began in 1926
and, within a decade, became one of the first business schools in the country to receive
national accreditation.
For 110 years, Santa Clara was an all-male school. In the fall of 1961, women were
accepted as undergraduates, and Santa Clara became the first coeducational Catholic
university in California. The decision resulted in an admissions explosion—from 1,500
students to more than 5,000. The size of the faculty tripled, and the University began the
largest building program in school history, building eight residence halls, a student union,
and an athletic stadium. In the early 1970s, the Board of Trustees voted to limit the size
of the undergraduate population, an action that was intended to preserve the character
and ensure the quality of the University for generations to come. In 1985, the University
adopted “Santa Clara University” as its official name.
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UNIVERSITY VISION, MISSION, AND FUNDAMENTAL VALUES
Santa Clara University has adopted three directional statements to describe the kind of
university that it aspires to become (Strategic Vision), its core purpose and the constituencies
it serves (University Mission), and the beliefs that guide its actions (Fundamental Values).
Strategic Vision
Santa Clara University will excel in educating men and women to be leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. By combining teaching and scholarship of high quality, an integrated education in the Jesuit tradition, and a commitment to students as persons,
we will prepare them for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to
society, especially on behalf of those in greatest need.
University Mission
Santa Clara University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that makes student learning
its central focus, promotes faculty and staff learning in its various forms, and exhibits organizational learning as it deals with the challenges facing it.
Student learning takes place at the undergraduate and graduate level in an educational
environment that integrates rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative imagination, reflective engagement with society, and a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just
world.
As an academic community, we expand the boundaries of knowledge and insight
through teaching, research, artistic expression, and other forms of scholarship. It is primarily through discovering, communicating, and applying knowledge that we exercise our
institutional responsibility as a voice of reason and conscience in society.
We offer challenging academic programs and demonstrate a commitment to the
development of:
• Undergraduate students who seek an education with a strong humanistic
orientation in a primarily residential setting
• Graduate students, many of them working professionals in Silicon Valley, who
seek advanced degree programs that prepare them to make significant contributions
to their fields
In addition to these core programs, we also provide a variety of continuing education and
professional development opportunities for non-matriculated students.
Fundamental Values
We hold ourselves responsible for living out these core values, which are critical for
carrying out our mission in pursuit of our vision:
Academic Quality. We seek an uncompromising standard of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship. All three elements are essential to academic quality at Santa Clara. We
prize original scholarship for its own sake and for the contribution it makes to teaching and
to the betterment of society. Our commitment to academic freedom is unwavering.
Integrated Learning. While valuing the integrity of established disciplines, we endeavor
to integrate different forms of knowledge, to educate the whole person, and to foster moral
and spiritual development. By promoting learning in everything we do, we foster a lifelong
passion for learning.
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Commitment to Students. As teachers and scholars, mentors and facilitators, we nurture
and challenge students as we help them become independent learners and responsible leaders in society.
Service to Others. We promote throughout the University a culture of service—service not
only to those who study and work at Santa Clara but also to society in general and to its most
disadvantaged members.
Community and Diversity. We cherish our diverse community and the roots that must
sustain it: shared values amidst diversity, close personal relationships, effective communication, respect for others, and an engaged concern for the common good of the campus, the
local community, and the global society.
Jesuit Distinctiveness. We preserve and renew the Jesuit tradition that incorporates all of
these core values. Our tradition is an expression of Christian humanism in which faith and
reason together animate the most fundamental human quest: the pursuit of truth and goodness. This pursuit challenges us to counter inhumanity with humanity, to act ethically, and
to promote justice with faith. We also take part in the broader Catholic tradition to which
Jesuits have made a major contribution.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Santa Clara University offers undergraduate degrees leading to the Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Commerce. The College of Arts and
Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in 20 fields, and the Bachelor of
Science degree in 15 fields. The Leavey School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science
degree with majors in six disciplines. The School of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science
degree with majors in five fields. A variety of interdisciplinary minors and discipline-based
minors are also offered in the undergraduate program.
The School of Law offers programs leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of
Laws. Concentration areas include business and commercial law; civil dispute resolution;
computer, high technology, and intellectual property law; constitutional law; criminal law
and procedure; environmental law; estate planning and other family wealth transfers; family law; international law; labor law; personal injury law; public interest law; real property;
social justice; and taxation.
The Leavey School of Business offers a graduate program leading to the MBA degree
with coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations and management information systems. The Executive MBA program is an intensive
17-month program designed for seasoned professionals. The business school offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Information Systems designed to prepare
students for advancement in the information systems management field. In conjunction
with the law school, the business school also offers a joint degree program leading to a
Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor.
The School of Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science
degree in applied mathematics, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, mechanical engineering, and software engineering and the
Engineer’s Degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The engineering school also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in computer
engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts degree in special education, interdisciplinary
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education, educational administration, counseling psychology, and counseling. Through
the Pastoral Ministries program, the School offers the Master of Arts degree in catechetics, pastoral liturgy, spirituality, and liturgical music. The Department of Education offers
teacher credential programs for single-subject and multiple-subject teaching, mild/
moderate specialists, early childhood special educators, and administrative services.
Certification is also offered in reading, reading language arts specialist, alternative and
correctional education, Catholic school leadership, gifted and talented education, and
school business management.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is one of the pre-eminent centers for research
and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life. The Ethics Center works with
faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and the public to address ethical issues more
effectively in teaching, research, and action. The Ethics Center’s focus areas are business,
health care and biotechnology, character education, government, global leadership, technology, and emerging issues in ethics. Articles, cases, briefings, and dialogue in all fields of
applied ethics are available through the Ethics Center.
CENTERS OF DISTINCTION
FACULTY
Santa Clara University has three Centers of Distinction that serve as major points of
interaction between the University and society. Each center focuses on a theme that is central to Santa Clara’s distinctive mission as a Jesuit university offering an educational environment that integrates rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative imagination, reflective
engagement with society, and a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just world.
Each center engages faculty and students from different disciplines, as well as experts and
leaders from the community through speakers, conferences, workshops, and
experiential learning opportunities.
Santa Clara University’s emphasis on a community of scholars and integrated education
attracts faculty members who are as committed to students’ intellectual and moral development as they are to pursuing their own scholarship. The University’s more than 500 full-time
faculty members include Fulbright professors, nationally recognized authors and poets,
groundbreaking scientists, and distinguished economic theorists.
Center for Science, Technology, and Society
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) promotes the use of science
and technology for the common good. The CSTS unites a range of stakeholders to enhance
civic understanding, business decisions, and public policy on the social impacts of innovation through selected programming including workshops, forums, international
conferences and awards, and educational programs. With strong partnerships in the Silicon Valley, the CSTS also conducts and sponsors cross-disciplinary research and curriculum development that addresses the societal and organizational consequences of
technological advances. Complementing this outreach, the CSTS also seeks to shape wellrounded citizens of tomorrow through an interdisciplinary minor that analyzes the social,
political, and environmental consequences of innovation.
Santa Clara University has a student population of approximately 8,500, with about
4,800 undergraduate students and 3,700 graduate students. The undergraduate population has a male/female ratio of 45 percent to 55 percent, and about 35 percent of undergraduate students identify themselves as persons of color. About 55 percent of
undergraduates are from California, with the others coming from throughout the United
States and more than a dozen foreign countries. Seventy percent of undergraduate
students receive some kind of financial aid—scholarships, grants, or loans.
More than half of the undergraduate population lives in University housing, with 95
percent of freshmen and 75 percent of sophomores living on campus. Students experience an average class size of 25, with one-third of classes having 20 or fewer students and
only 3 percent classes having 50 or more students. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1
at the University.
The University’s commitment to learning is expressed in the fact that 92 percent of
freshman students advance to the sophomore year, and the percentage of Santa Clara
students who graduate is among the highest in the country. The four-year graduation
rate for entering freshmen is about 80 percent, with a five-year graduation rate of 83
percent and a six-year graduation rate of 85 percent.
Ignation Center for Jesuit Education
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the
Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity of Santa Clara University through the exploration of the Ignatian vision, the educational and spiritual legacy of St. Ignatius of
Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Following the Jesuit ideal of being “contemplatives in action,” the Ignatian Center seeks to integrate faith and justice in a scholarly way
and combine Ignatian reflection with active community engagement. The Pedro Arrupe,
S.J., Partnerships for Community-Based Learning educate students and the University as
a whole in the realities of the lives of the marginalized and the poor through community
placements in Santa Clara County. The Bannan Institute for Jesuit Educational Mission
assists the University in keeping its Catholic and Jesuit character at the center of the
educational enterprise by encouraging all members of the campus community to reflect
on, discuss, and creatively explore Catholic and Jesuit ideals. The Peter-Hans
Kolvenbach, S.J., Solidarity Program offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni immersion
experiences in the reality of our globalizing world.
STUDENT BODY
ALUMNI
Santa Clara University has more than 70,000 alumni living in all 50 states and several
foreign countries. More than half of the alumni live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where
many of them are leaders in business, law, engineering, academia, and public service.
CAMPUS
The University is located on a 106-acre campus in the city of Santa Clara near the southern end of the San Francisco Bay in one of the world’s great cultural centers and in the heart
of the Silicon Valley. At the campus center is the Mission Church, restored in 1928 and
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surrounded by the roses and palm and olive trees of the historic Mission Gardens. The
adjacent Adobe Lodge is the oldest building on campus, having been restored in 1981 to
its 1822 decor. The more than 50 buildings on campus include 15 student residences, two
libraries, a student center, the de Saisset Museum, the Center of Performing Arts, extensive
athletic facilities, and a recreation and fitness center. Computer and telecommunications
technology is an integral part of the life and learning at Santa Clara University. All residence
hall rooms and most classrooms are connected to high-speed Internet access and campus email, and most of the campus is covered by a wireless network.
The University library provides library and information services in support of the
University’s undergraduate and graduate programs. In fall 2008, the library was moved to
the new Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library facility, which now combines the services, resources, and staffs of the University library, information technology,
and media services. The library’s collection includes more than 790,000 books and bound
periodicals, almost 600,000 government documents, and more than 850,000 microform
units. The library subscribes to more than 4,000 current serials, including more than 500
titles in electronic format, and is a depository for United States and California government
documents. In addition, the library provides access to many other information resources
through the Internet and other electronic services.
The Benson Memorial Center is the University center and serves as the hub of campus
life. The Benson Center is the home for a variety of services for students, faculty, staff,
alumni, and guests of the University and provides an environment for the education of the
whole person that continues outside the classroom. Services available in the Benson
Center include dining services, the campus bookstore, meeting rooms, assistance with event
planning, and the campus post office. Offices of undergraduate student government, student publications, the student programming board, student volunteer service, and various
other student organizations are located in the Benson Center. The Bronco is the primary
venue for entertainment and late-night activities featuring food and beverages, Internet connections, television, billiards, and nightly entertainment.
The de Saisset Museum on the Santa Clara campus serves as caretaker of the University’s
California History Collection, which is on permanent view. The museum presents between
six and 12 temporary exhibitions every year that showcase the diversity of art and history,
exploring the work of local contemporary artists, providing enriching experiences, and
addressing issues of contemporary society. Opportunities are available for undergraduate
students to serve as museum docents.
The Center of Performing Arts includes the Louis B. Mayer Theatre, the Fess Parker
Studio Theatre, and the Recital Hall. The 500-seat Mayer Theatre is a state-of-the-art performance facility based on a flexible proscenium/thrust stage. The Fess Parker Studio
Theatre has no fixed stage or seating and with its black-box design, complete with movable
catwalks, provides superb flexibility in an experimental setting. The 250-seat Recital Hall
provides a contemporary setting where students, faculty, and guest artists offer a variety of
performances.
The Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center features a 9,500-square-foot weight training and cardiovascular exercise room, three basketball courts, a swimming pool, and other
facilities to support the recreational and fitness needs of the campus community. The
University’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Leavey Center, Schott Baseball
Stadium, Buck Shaw Stadium, Degheri Tennis Center, and Marsalli Park.
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Undergraduate Program
Santa Clara University is committed to the education of the whole person in the Jesuit
and Catholic tradition with a vision of developing men and women to be leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. The Santa Clara undergraduate program is designed
for students who seek an integrated education with a strong humanistic orientation in a
primarily residential setting. An integrated education is one that encourages students to seek
connections between differing ways of knowing and being in the world, between different
forms of knowledge within established disciplines, and between new knowledge and that
which preceded it.
Santa Clara’s concept of the “whole person” inevitably embraces our social nature. When
he inaugurated Santa Clara’s sesquicentennial year, Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, superior
general of the Society of Jesus, noted that “Tomorrow’s ‘whole person’ cannot be whole
without an educated awareness of society and culture with which to contribute socially,
generously, in the real world.” Calling for a new Jesuit educational standard, “to educate the
whole person of solidarity in the real world,” he explained: “Students, in the course of their
formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives, so they can learn to feel
it, think about it critically, respond to its suffering, and engage in it constructively. They
should learn to perceive, think, judge, choose, and act for the rights of others, especially the
disadvantaged and the oppressed.”
The Santa Clara undergraduate program offers a curriculum and other learning experiences whose content and pattern combine the acquisition and creation of knowledge with
the quest for meaning and purpose. The learning environment encourages students to make
connections across the Core Curriculum, the academic major, and elective courses. It helps
students relate their classroom learning with out-of-classroom learning through communitybased education, Residential Learning Communities, student organizations, athletics and
recreation, and other experiences. In a more general way, the undergraduate program nurtures students’ ability to knit the intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, creative, and behavioral
aspects of life into a coherent and meaningful whole.
Santa Clara University offers undergraduate degrees leading to the Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Commerce with majors in 49 fields. The
College of Arts and Sciences offers majors in ancient studies, anthropology, art history, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, classical studies, combined sciences, communication, computer science, economics, engineering physics, English, environmental science,
environmental studies, French and Francophone studies, German studies, Greek, history,
individual studies, Italian studies, Latin, Latin and Greek, liberal studies, mathematics,
music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, Spanish studies, studio art, theatre arts, and women’s and gender studies. The Leavey School of
Business offers majors in accounting, accounting and information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations and management information systems.
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The School of Engineering offers majors in civil engineering, computer science and
engineering, electrical engineering, engineering, mechanical engineering, and Web
design and engineering. A wide range of departmental and school minors, emphases in
majors, and concentrations in degree programs are available to enhance the major field
of study for students. Consistent with the commitment to an integrated educational
experience, interdisciplinary minors are offered in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern
studies; Asian studies; biomedical engineering; biotechnology; Catholic studies; ethnic
studies; information technology and society; international business; international studies;
Medieval and Renaissance studies; musical theatre; retail studies; science, technology, and
society; and urban education.
THE SANTA CLARA CORE CURRICULUM
A university expresses its most basic values in its core curriculum, the part of an undergraduate education required of all students. Santa Clara University is implementing a new
Core Curriculum in 2009, building on the strengths of the former Core Curriculum. Santa
Clara’s new Core Curriculum explicitly integrates three traditions of higher education. As
a Catholic university, Santa Clara is rooted in the tradition of pursuing an understanding
of God through the free exercise of reason. As a Jesuit university, Santa Clara promotes a humanistic education that leads toward an ethical engagement with the world. As a comprehensive American university committed to liberal education, Santa Clara seeks to prepare
its students for intelligent, responsible, and creative citizenship.
Reflecting these three traditions, the Core Curriculum provides every undergraduate
with the common learning that all students need to become leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion.
The distinctiveness of a Santa Clara education emerges in the Core Curriculum, both
in its sense of purpose rooted in the University’s traditions and in its commitment to a
breadth of learning that complements and supports all majors. The Core Curriculum opens
students to the study and practice of the arts, humanities, mathematics, technology, the
natural sciences, and the social sciences. It educates students for an ethically informed participation in civic life, employing experiential learning to form compassionate women and
men attentive to human suffering. Reflecting the University’s founding mission, the Core
Curriculum includes a disciplined and critical reflection on the religious dimensions of
human existence. In addition, because the Core Curriculum continually highlights the critical and compelling questions facing individuals and communities, the Core Curriculum
supports students not only in making professional career choices but also in discerning their
larger vocation—their life’s purpose in the world.
Learning Goals: What will students learn in the Core Curriculum?
Because a liberal education in the Jesuit tradition is oriented toward particular ends, the
Core Curriculum affirms a set of central learning goals. These goals are divided among three
broad categories—Knowledge, Habits of Mind and Heart, and Engagement with the World.
Knowledge
To be prepared for well-informed engagement in society, students must comprehend the
forces that have shaped the world they have inherited and the ways the world is interpreted
and understood. They must also understand how they might transform the world for the better. The Core Curriculum deepens the students’ knowledge of the most profound ideas and
ways of knowing that emerge from the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences.
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Habits of Mind and Heart
To contribute to a rapidly changing, complex, and interdependent world, students must
develop ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that allow them to educate themselves for the
rest of their lives with passion and purpose. By attending to the cognitive and affective dimensions of human experience, the Core Curriculum enables students to think more deeply,
imagine more freely, and communicate more clearly.
Engagement with the World
To engage with the world in meaningful ways, students need opportunities to explore
and refine self-knowledge in relation to others. The Core Curriculum enhances students’ understanding of the integrity of their own lives and the dignity inherent in the lives of others, especially the impoverished, suffering, and marginalized.
The goals within each broad category are listed in the table below.
Student Learning Goals in the Core Curriculum
Knowledge
Habits of Mind and Heart
Global Cultures: The intertwined
development of global cultures,
including Western cultures, ideas,
institutions, and religions
Critical Thinking: The ability to
identify, reflect upon, evaluate, integrate, and apply different types
of information and knowledge to
form independent judgments
Arts and Humanities: The
production, interpretation, and
social influence of the fine and
performing arts, history,
languages, literatures, philosophy,
and religion
Mathematics and Quantitative
Reasoning: Analytical and logical
thinking and the habit of drawing
conclusions based on quantitative
information
Scientific Inquiry: The principles
of scientific inquiry and how they
are applied in the natural and
social sciences
Complexity: An approach to understanding the world that
appreciates ambiguity and nuance
as well as clarity and precision
Science and Technology: The
formative influences, dynamics,
social impacts, and ethical consequences of scientific and technological development
Ethical Reasoning: Drawing on
ethical traditions to assess the
consequences of individual and
institutional decisions
Diversity: Diverse human experiences, identities, and cultures
within local and global societies,
especially as formed by relations of
power and privilege
Civic Life: The roles, rights, and
responsibilities of citizens and
institutions in societies and in the
world
Religious Reflection: Questioning and clarifying beliefs through
critical inquiry into faith and the
religious dimensions of human
existence
Communication: Interacting
effectively with different audiences, especially through writing,
speech, and a second language
Engagement with the World
Perspective: Seeking out the
experience of different cultures
and people, striving to view the
world through their eyes
Collaboration: The capacity
to collaborate intellectually and
creatively with diverse people
Social Justice: Developing a
disciplined sensibility toward the
causes of human suffering and
misery, and a sense of responsibility for addressing them
Civic Engagement: Addressing
major contemporary social issues,
including environmental sustainability and peaceful resolution of
conflict, by participating actively
as an informed citizen of society
and the world
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Each course in the Core Curriculum addresses at least three of these learning goals. Students have multiple opportunities to encounter, practice, and master each learning goal.
Specific learning objectives for each area of the Core Curriculum have been developed by
faculty Core Curriculum committees. These learning objectives describe the knowledge,
skills, and values students will be able to demonstrate after completing the courses in the
Core Curriculum. The learning objectives are posted on the Core Curriculum Web site.
The Curriculum: What courses will students take in the Core Curriculum?
The Core Curriculum consists of two phases of coursework designed to foster developmental learning and curricular coherence. The first phase, Foundations, consists of courses
normally taken in the first year that introduce students to the process and expectations for
university-level education: Cultures and Ideas, Critical Thinking and Writing, Mathematics, a second language, and the first course in Religion, Theology, and Culture. This phase
helps students begin to set their own goals for learning, preparing them to make thoughtful choices in the Core Curriculum, their majors, and co-curricular activities.
The second phase, Explorations, includes courses that expand students’ understanding of
a broad range of knowledge and abilities needed for effective participation in contemporary
life. These courses include Ethics, Civic Engagement, Diversity, the Arts, Natural Science
(with lab), Social Science, a third Cultures and Ideas class with a global focus, a course in
Science, Technology, and Society, and two additional courses in Religion, Theology, and Culture. Some Explorations courses have prerequisites or must be taken in specific sequences.
The Core Curriculum also includes Integrations that help students make connections
among courses in the core curriculum and between the Core Curriculum and the major.
Integrations are not additional courses. Rather, they are components of other courses. One
Integrations course includes an experiential learning element oriented toward issues of justice. One course involves an advanced writing component. Students also link a set of Core
Curriculum, major, or elective courses into an interdisciplinary Pathway. The Pathways foster integrative, intentional learning, providing opportunities for undergraduate research,
complementing the majors, and encouraging the application of knowledge in the world.
Pathways focus on any one of a wide range of themes including Sustainability; Democracy;
Vocation; American Studies; Food, Hunger and Poverty; Justice and the Arts; Race, Place
and Social Inequalities; Gender, Sexuality and the Body; and Global Health.
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Checklist of Core Curriculum Courses
Foundations
Explorations
Critical Thinking and Writing 1
Ethics
Critical Thinking and Writing 2
Civic Engagement
Cultures and Ideas 1
Diversity
Cultures and Ideas 2
Arts
Second Language
Social Science
Mathematics
Natural Science
Religion, Theology, and Culture 1
Religion, Theology, and Culture 2
Integrations
Experiential Learning for
Social Justice
Advanced Writing
Pathway
Cultures and Ideas 3
Students in the School of
Engineering take three Pathways
courses or 12 units in at least
two different disciplines.
Students in the College of Arts
and Sciences and the Leavey
School of Business take four
Pathways courses or 16 units in
at least two different disciplines.
Science, Technology, and Society
Religion, Theology, and Culture 3
Integrations are usually not
additional courses. They are
usually components of other
courses.
• Some courses have prerequisites or must be taken in specific sequences. See the Core Curriculum
Web site.
• Integrations courses can fulfill more than one set of requirements in a single course.
• Most Core Curriculum courses, with a few exceptions, are 4- or 5-unit courses.
• Learning objectives for each area of the Core Curriculum are posted on the Core Curriculum Web site.
The Core Curriculum and the College of Arts and Sciences
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences should consult Chapter 3 for the requirements for their majors. There are no additional college-wide requirements beyond the requirements for the University Core Curriculum.
The Core Curriculum and the Leavey School of Business
Leavey School of Business requirements determine how students in the business school
satisfy some University Core Curriculum requirements. Some Core Curriculum requirements must be fulfilled with specific courses. Students in the Leavey School of Business
should consult Chapter 4 for the complete list of requirements for the majors and the school.
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Checklist of Courses for Students in the Leavey School of Business: University
Core Curriculum and Business School Core Curriculum
University Core
Curriculum
Foundations
University Core
Curriculum
Explorations
University Core
Curriculum
Integrations
Additional Business
School
Requirements
Critical Thinking and
Writing 1
Ethics: MGMT 6 or
PHIL 6
Experiential Learning
for Social Justice
Math courses: MATH
12 or MATH 31
Critical Thinking and
Writing 2
Advanced Writing:
ENGL 179 or 183
Economics courses:
ECON 2 and
ECON 3
Cultures and Ideas 1
Civic Engagement:
MGMT 162
(Business Capstone)
plus MGMT 6 or
PHIL 6
Diversity
Pathway: Four courses
or 16 units
Contemporary
Business Issues:
BUSN 70
Cultures and Ideas 2
Arts
Introduction to
Business Computing:
OMIS 17
Second Language
through 002 level
Social Science:
ECON 1
Four units in Leadership Competency:
BUSN 71 and
BUSN 72
Mathematics
MATH 11 or
MATH 30
Natural Science
Two courses in
Accounting: ACTG 11
and ACTG 12
Religion, Theology,
and Culture 1
Religion, Theology,
and Culture 2
Two courses in Data
Analysis: OMIS 40
and OMIS 41
Cultures and Ideas 3:
MGMT 80
Four courses in the
Business Core:
FNCE 121
MKTG 181
MGMT 160
OMIS 108
Science, Technology,
and Society: OMIS 34
Religion, Theology,
and Culture
The Core Curriculum and the School of Engineering
School of Engineering requirements determine how students satisfy some University
Core Curriculum requirements. Some Core Curriculum requirements must be fulfilled
with specific courses or sets of courses. Students in the School of Engineering should consult Chapter 5 for the complete list of requirements for their majors and the school.
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Checklist of Core Curriculum Courses for Students in the School of Engineering
University Core
Curriculum
Foundations
University Core
Curriculum
Explorations
University Core
Curriculum
Integrations
Additional School
of Engineering
Requirements
Critical Thinking and
Writing 1: usually with
Science, Technology,
and Society theme
Ethics
Experiential Learning
for Social Justice
Seven courses in
Mathematics and
Natural Science
Critical Thinking and
Writing 2: usually with
Science, Technology,
and Society theme
Civic Engagement:
ENGR 1 and Capstone
Advanced Writing:
ENGR 182
At least 37 total units in
Humanities and Social
Sciences
Cultures and Ideas 1
Diversity
Pathway
Cultures and Ideas 2
Arts
Second Language: fulfilled through admissions requirements
Social Science
Mathematics
Natural Science
Religion, Theology, and
Culture 1
Religion, Theology, and
Culture 2
Cultures and Ideas 3
Science, Technology,
and Society: fulfilled
through major requirements and Critical
Thinking and Writing 1
and 2 with STS theme
Religion, Theology, and
Culture 3
For students in the School of Engineering, some Foundations and Explorations courses fulfill two sets of requirements in a single course.
The Core Curriculum and Transfer Students
Transfer students entering the University in fall 2009 follow the Core Curriculum described in the 2008-09 Undergraduate Bulletin. Transfer students entering the University in
fall 2010 or later will normally follow the Core Curriculum described above. Students who
transfer to Santa Clara University should consult Chapters 7 and 8 as well as the chapters
relevant to their school or college. Students matriculating with 44 or more units of transferable college credit take any two Religion, Theology, and Culture courses.
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RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
The Residential Learning Communities were established to further the goal of fostering
integrated education within a community of scholars. By creating a culture in which students connect their academic experiences with their social and residential ones, the learning communities enhance the education of the whole person and deepen the connection
between learning and living as responsible members of a community.
All entering first-year students, whether or not they live on campus, become members
of one of eight theme-based Residential Learning Communities. Nonresident first-year students are given access to the residence hall in which their learning community is located so
that they can participate fully in its programs. Students take some courses in common with
others in their learning community, which enriches coursework and promotes the formation of study groups. Students also interact directly with faculty and staff and participate in
theme-based co-curricular and extracurricular activities both on and off campus. The Residential Learning Communities are primarily two-year communities, but some offer the
opportunity for students to remain throughout their undergraduate careers.
UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
The University Honors Program provides a learning experience appropriate to students
of exceptional academic talent and imagination. The program offers small seminar-style
classes, especially in courses fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements. Admission to the University Honors Program is by invitation or application and considers the
student’s academic record, standardized test scores, recommendations, and any other information the student might provide about interests, goals, or experiences.
The program is organized as two distinct but related levels open to undergraduate students from Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering. Level I of the program accepts firstyear students for a curriculum organized around courses that satisfy University Core
Curriculum requirements applying to students in every field. The University Honors Program requires that all participants maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or
higher, and Level I participants must successfully complete a minimum of six program
courses within the first six quarters of enrollment. Most participants complete the Level I
program during their first year. Unless exempted by the director, Level I participants must
fulfill specific Foundations courses in the Core Curriculum—Critical Thinking and Writing, Cultures and Ideas, and Religion, Theology, and Culture—through special class sections
arranged by the program. Participants are also strongly urged to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements such as mathematics, ethics, social sciences, natural sciences, advanced writing,
and advanced religion, theology, and culture with Honors Program sections.
Participants in Level I normally continue to Level II, in which they complete a minimum
of four additional program courses including a senior thesis or project. Students who have
completed 32 or more units but not more than 88 units at Santa Clara may apply to enter
Level II by contacting the Honors Program Office. Students joining the program at Level
II complete six program courses including the thesis or senior project. Some Level II courses,
while not limited to program participants, offer academic opportunities especially suitable
for them. For both continuing and new participants, the thesis usually grows out of a regular or independent study course taken in conjunction with the participant’s major or Pathway. Successful completion of the program at Level II becomes part of a student’s permanent
record and appears on academic transcripts issued by the University.
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Honors Program students have the opportunity to participate in the Honors Advisory
Council. The University Honors Program is allied with the Office of Student Fellowships,
which helps prepare students to compete for nationally competitive graduate fellowships,
such as Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Mitchell, Goldwater, Udall, Jack Kent Cooke, and
Gates Cambridge. A competitive annual award permits one Honors Program student to
spend his or her junior year at Mansfield College, Oxford University.
Courses offered through the University Honors Program can be found in Chapter 6
under Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study.
LEAD SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The LEAD (Leadership, Excellence, and Academic Development) Scholars Program
provides, for selected first-generation University students, a smooth transition to life at Santa
Clara. Participation in the program is by invitation. LEAD scholars are selected from among
those awarded a grant or scholarship by Santa Clara University. The LEAD Scholars Program forms a community of undergraduate peers and faculty dedicated to rigorous academic achievement and student leadership. The program involves support as well as
challenge throughout the four years, with a special emphasis on the first-year experience. The
LEAD Scholars Program is committed to fostering an atmosphere of successful scholarship, community engagement, and service. Social and academic programs include seminars, academic advising and support, peer mentoring, team building, and outreach to
families. All LEAD Scholars participate in LEAD Week, which is scheduled for the week
immediately preceding the beginning of the fall term.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Santa Clara University aspires to create a learning community that promotes competence,
conscience, and compassion among students with a mandate to pursue scholarly understanding and constructive engagement with the world. As the principal University-wide
organization focusing on international, intercultural, and global subjects, International Programs provides a variety of academic settings and learning opportunities around the world
through study abroad offerings. Academically the approach is both interdisciplinary and
multi-disciplinary and recognizes that learning takes place in the classroom, in the field, in
the community, and in service to others. International Programs appreciates that intercultural competence and knowledge of the global environment should not be limited to the
humanities or social sciences, but is relevant to business, engineering, and the natural sciences as well. While International Programs’ mission is informed by a variety of disciplines
and viewpoints, it is inspired by the challenge offered by martyred Salvadorian Jesuit Ignacio Ellacuria:
We, as an intellectual community, must analyze causes; use
imagination and creativity together to discover remedies; communicate to our public a consciousness that inspires the freedom
of self-determination; educate professionals with a conscience,
who will be immediate instruments of transformation; and continually hone an educational institution that is academically
excellent and ethically oriented.
Undergraduate students can choose from a variety of study abroad programs in over
100 locations, including Santa Clara’s own programs, several direct exchange programs, and
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a number of programs affiliated with other universities and study centers. Credits earned
from all approved study abroad programs are accepted as degree credit at Santa Clara, and
some coursework can fulfill University Core Curriculum, major, and minor requirements
subject to appropriate approval.
Courses offered through International Programs can be found in Chapter 6 under Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study.
DOMESTIC PUBLIC SECTOR STUDY PROGRAMS
The Public Sector Studies Program at Santa Clara University offers an introduction to
the areas traditionally known as public policy, public administration, public affairs, and
urban planning, and is designed to provide a closer look at the creation, implementation,
and analysis of public policies, and the operation of governments and public organizations.
The program also provides an excellent foundation for those who would like to pursue
graduate studies in public policy or public administration and an alternative perspective for
students who wish to pursue public law.
Opportunities for Firsthand Study
Through the Public Sector Studies program in the Department of Political Science, students have the opportunity to participate in public sector internships, the Washington Semester Program, and the Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship program. These
programs offer preparation and training for students interested in working at the city, county,
state, or federal level of government, in a public agency or nonprofit organization, or considering graduate-level studies in related fields.
Internships
Perhaps the best way to understand is by doing—students participating in public sector
internships not only see what happens in the “real world,” but they are able to take part as
well, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge. Placements in the public sector internships have included the San Jose mayor’s office, district offices of members of Congress and
the California Legislature, government relations departments of high-tech corporations,
public law offices, political campaigns, and nonprofit organizations. Many students end
their internships with excellent employment prospects.
The Washington Semester Program
In the Washington Semester Program, students combine coursework taken at American
University with hands-on experience via internships. In the past, SCU students have
interned at the White House, the Justice Department, the FBI, interest groups, Fox News,
various nonprofit organizations, and offices of members of the House of Representatives.
The Washington Semester Program offers students the opportunity to live, study, and work
in our nation’s capital for one semester along with other students from throughout the country, as well as from abroad. Numerous programs of study are available, including American
Politics, Public Law, Foreign Policy, International Environment and Development, Economic Policy, Journalism, International Business and Trade, Peace and Conflict Resolution,
Israel Studies, and Contemporary Islam. Students participating in the Washington Semester Program earn 22.5-24 quarter credits for one semester of study. Grades and units received
at American University will count toward the student’s SCU GPA and course requirements
for the department and the University.
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The Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship Program
The Panetta Institute at California State University—Monterey Bay, headed by Santa
Clara political science alumnus and adjunct faculty member Leon Panetta, offers an opportunity for students to gain an inside look at the legislative branch of the U.S. federal
government and Washington politics. This Congressional internship begins with a twoweek course at California State University—Monterey Bay, wherein students work directly
with Leon Panetta or other seasoned veterans examining the legislative process and its functions. The remaining two and a half months of the internship are spent in Washington,
D.C. working on Capital Hill in the office of a member of the California Congressional delegation. One exceptional Santa Clara University student is chosen each year for this fully
subsidized internship.
Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in a Public Sector Studies Program, students must have completed at least 88 quarter units of credit by the date that the program of study begins, must
not be on academic or disciplinary probation, and must be in good financial standing with
the University. Students must also meet grade point average and other eligibility requirements for the specific program.
For more information about the Public Sector Studies Program, please visit:
http://www.scu.edu/cas/polisci/publicsector.cfm or contact the director of the Public Sector Studies Program.
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College of Arts
and Sciences
Dean: W. Atom Yee
Associate Deans: Gregory P. Corning, Stephen C. Lee, Terri L. Peretti
Senior Assistant Dean: Kathleen Villarruel Schneider
Assistant Dean: Rafael Ulate
The goal of the College of Arts and Sciences is to foster a learning community committed to addressing the fundamental problems of society with a spirit of inquiry, mutual
respect, and intellectual excitement and to prepare students to understand and appreciate
a broad range of peoples and cultures so they may exercise moral leadership in a pluralistic world. In this way, the College is central to Santa Clara’s Jesuit, liberal education.
With more than 1,500 courses in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences, the College offers an inclusive and welcoming academic environment, providing:
• a common educational experience for all undergraduate students at Santa Clara
through the University’s Core Curriculum;
• majors in 38 subject areas;
• departmental and interdisciplinary minor programs; and
• opportunities for advanced study in a student’s particular area of interest.
All undergraduate students at the University explore the sciences and liberal arts through
the University’s Core Curriculum that challenges them to develop open and critical thinking, to communicate effectively, to work with complex methods of inquiry, to understand
diverse cultures and peoples, and to appreciate the demands of ethical decision making.
Those who select majors or minors in the College have the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and skills in areas of concentration that reflect their personal interests
and talents. Students are encouraged to use elective courses to pursue particular interests
beyond their chosen major. In addition to selecting individual courses, students have the
opportunity to organize their electives around minors and emphases in many departmental and interdisciplinary programs throughout the College.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of student-faculty research opportunities and ongoing mentoring relationships in which students work closely with faculty
members in the creation of knowledge or original artistic works. These opportunities include research assistantships throughout the College in the arts, humanities, and natural
and social sciences.
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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
The College of Arts and Sciences confers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Ancient
Studies, Art History, Chemistry, Classical Languages and Literatures (Greek and/or Latin),
Classical Studies, Communication, English, French and Francophone Studies, German
Studies, History, Individual Studies, Italian Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies,
Spanish Studies, Studio Art, and Theatre Arts. The College also confers the Bachelor of
Science in Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Sciences, Computer Science (Mathematics), Economics, Engineering Physics, Environmental Science,
Individual Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and
Sociology. In addition, companion majors are available in Environmental Studies and in
Women’s and Gender Studies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a minimum of 175
quarter units of credit and satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum and
the departmental major. There are no additional College requirements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
To qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete a minimum of 175
quarter units of credit and satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum and
the departmental major. There are no additional College requirements.
MINORS IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The College of Arts and Sciences offers departmental and program minors in ancient
studies, anthropology, art history, biology, chemistry, classical languages and literatures (Latin
or Greek), classical studies, communication, computer science, creative writing, dance, economics, English, environmental science, environmental studies, ethnic studies, French and
Francophone studies, German studies, history, Italian studies, Japanese studies, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, religious studies, sociology, Spanish studies, studio art, theatre, and women’s and gender studies. Descriptions of the departmental
and program minors and associated requirements can be found in the appropriate department or program section of this chapter.
In addition, the College administers interdisciplinary minors in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies; Asian studies; biochemistry; biotechnology; Catholic studies; Medieval
and Renaissance studies; musical theatre; and urban education. Descriptions of the interdisciplinary minors and the associated requirements can be found in Chapter 6, Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study.
CENTERS, INSTITUTES, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Center of Performing Arts
The Center of Performing Arts consists of Santa Clara University students, faculty, and
staff working in music, theatre, and dance who, with the resources of their academic
departments, serve the University and local community by providing a rich season of
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performance events. Promoting the performing arts through a variety of programs, the
Center encourages the interdisciplinary exploration of performance as a way of encountering, knowing, and acting in the world. The Center also encourages and supports the
creative expression of Silicon Valley artists by providing performance space for local arts
organizations.
Justice and the Arts Initiative
The development of competence, conscience, and compassion in our future artist-scholars is an integral, vital dimension of campus life. The Justice and the Arts Initiative (JAI)
serves as an incubator for the arts and social justice on campus and in the community. The
Initiative allows for the development of an intellectual frame of reference for examining and
fostering artistic processes that are critically bound to issues of justice. The programs of the
JAI instigate and enliven a climate of inquiry, support practical experimentation and production, and create models for interdisciplinary projects across the University. Artists increasingly use their skills across professional boundaries, effecting change and fostering
dialogue as citizens of their nations and the world. The Justice and the Arts Initiative helps
student-artists develop a conscience of being “persons for others” through programming
that features artist-activists from around the globe; mentoring of local and international
projects in music, theatre, dance, visual and the literary arts; immersion opportunities; connecting to research opportunities and graduate programs; vocational discernment; internships; and seminar courses.
Environmental Studies Institute
The Environmental Studies Institute is an interdisciplinary community of scholars—
composed of faculty, staff, and students—dedicated to understanding the interactions between humans and the natural world. The Institute serves local and global communities by
addressing environmental issues through education, research, and leadership. The Institute’s
faculty members involve undergraduates in interdisciplinary research, give lectures to enhance public understanding of environmental issues, and serve as experts on environmental advisory panels. The bachelor-level degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental
Studies challenge undergraduates to integrate knowledge and research in the natural and social sciences with ethics, service, and leadership to promote a sustainable world. The Institute provides a variety of campus and community programs including seminars, internships,
and opportunities for research, service, and study abroad.
Office of College Special Programs
The Office of College Special Programs works with students from traditionally underrepresented groups through innovative outreach and support programs. The relationship
with students begins with high school students in the Eastside Union High School District
and extends through college and beyond with the goal of developing leaders who will make
an immediate impact on their communities. Managed through the Liberal Studies
Program, programs include the Eastside Future Teachers Project, High School Scholars
Academy, SAT Workshop, Teacher-Mentoring Program, Urban Educators Forum, and
Teachers Who Inspire Excellence.
ANTHROPOLOGY
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DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Professor: George D. Westermark
Associate Professors: Luis Calero, S.J., Mary Elaine Hegland, Lisa Kealhofer
(Department Chair), Russell K. Skowronek
Assistant Professors: Michelle Bezanson, Gregory S. Gullette
The Department of Anthropology offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of
Science in Anthropology. A solid undergraduate foundation in anthropology secures the
analytical skills needed to undertake professional degrees in anthropology, business, law,
public health, social services or provides a foundation for embarking on a number of other
professional careers. A minor in anthropology is also available. Special emphasis programs
and honors thesis options are offered to qualified majors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in anthropology must complete the following departmental requirements:
• ANTH 1, 2, 3
• SOCI 1 and ANTH 50 (Approved substitutions for ANTH 50: ENVS 50 or
POLI 50)
• ANTH 110, 112, 114, 198
• Five additional approved upper-division courses in anthropology, including at
least one selected from each of the following four groups: biological (ANTH
130–139), archaeological (ANTH 140–149), cultural (ANTH 150–179), and
regional (ANTH 180–189)
• An introductory statistics course
• Four anthropology seminars
Emphasis Programs in Anthropology
Anthropology majors have the option of completing a special emphasis program to
complement their majors. The emphasis is not a narrow specialization but reflects competence in the applied fields of the discipline. Completion of special emphasis programs
will be noted on student transcripts with the approval of the department chair.
The emphasis in applied anthropology prepares students to use anthropological
knowledge to address pressing human problems in careers outside the University. Through
coursework and related internships, students will gain a better understanding of how anthropological knowledge and skills can be used practically in occupations related to health
and medicine, international development, environment, government, business, education,
immigration, and poverty. The emphasis in archaeology focuses on a deeper understanding of the human past and how it is studied. This is a possible course of study for
majors with an interest in employment in cultural resource management or graduate
study in archaeology.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in anthropology:
• ANTH 1 or 2
• ANTH 3
• One additional lower-division anthropology course
• ANTH 110
• Two approved upper-division anthropology courses
• Four anthropology seminars
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Introduction to Biological
Anthropology
Using an evolutionary framework, we
examine how past and current human variation is measured, our place in nature,
human genetics, human and nonhuman
primate biology and behavior, the primate
and hominin fossil record, and the origin
and meaning of human biological and
behavioral variation. Students gain experience in biological anthropology methods,
data analysis and interpretation, and the
theoretical frameworks that guide our understanding of what it means to be human.
Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
2. Introduction to Archaeology
How do archaeologists understand the past?
Examination of the methods archaeologists
use to study the past and interpret ancient
cultures. Selective survey of the evolution of
human culture during the prehistoric period
in different regions of the world. (4 units)
3. Introduction to Social and
Cultural Anthropology
This course provides an introduction to the
subject matter, research methods, and applications of cultural anthropology. Its purpose is to help students understand how
different human groups think and live, how
they cope with life’s demands and expectations, and how they make sense of the
world. (4 units)
4. Vanished People and
Lost Civilizations
Examination of “popular anthropology.”
Humans and their culture, human origins,
and the development and understanding of
human behavior. Evaluation of theories and
assumptions in the popular literature in
light of current anthropological knowledge.
(4 units)
5. Popular Culture and
Bioanthropology
From King Kong to Clan of the Cave Bear,
students examine popular culture interpretations of biological anthropology. After
reviewing the history of biological anthropology, we analyze popular avenues (film,
cartoons, newspapers, fiction) through
which the public has been informed about
human variation, the human fossil record,
primate behavior, and human genetics.
(4 units)
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. Courses may address
measuring humanity, peace and violence,
social change in the Middle East, and other
topics. (4 units each quarter)
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50. World Geography
Introduction to the geographical perspective—a spatial viewpoint—in the study of
the locations and distributions of physical
and human phenomena on the earth’s surface. Major global social, political, and economic problems discussed. (4 units)
a variety of geographical and class settings.
Topics include gender, sexuality and the
body, women in economic and political
process, family and kinship, war, and revolution. Women and gender symbolism as
related to politics, development, social
change, and religious resurgence. (4 units)
56. Anthropology of Religion
Relationship between religion to culture,
personality, and social organization. Theories on the functioning of myth, ritual, and
symbolism. Religious leaders, interpretations of death and afterlife, traditional curing, and religious movements and cults.
(4 units)
90. Cross-Cultural Study of
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Cross-cultural examination of the roles, statuses, sexuality, and gender constructions of
females and males through monographs,
films, and guest speakers. Exploration of factors affecting the lives of women and men,
such as domestic and public realms of activities, contested identities, political and economic factors, social change, religion,
family, and socialization. (4 units)
86. Native American Cultures
Study of the range of variation in Native
American cultures. Examination of changes
in recent history as well as contemporary
issues. (4 units)
88. Women, Gender, and Sexuality
in the Middle East
Examination through monographs, novels,
guest speakers, and films of the situations
and activities of Middle Eastern women in
91. Lower-Division Seminar
in Anthropology
Seminar for freshmen and sophomores on
selected issues in anthropology. By permission of the instructor only. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
110. Anthropological Theory
In-depth treatment of innovations and developments in anthropological thought.
Emphasis on explaining what is essential
about particular theoretical frameworks and
their integration across anthropological subdisciplines. Required for majors and minors
in anthropology. (5 units)
112. Anthropological Methods
Logic of research procedures and theoretical issues associated with anthropological
practice. Skills and methods of (qualitative
and quantitative) research design and analysis are explored in readings and exercises.
Required for majors in anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 1, 2, 3, with grades of C– or
better, or special permission of the department
chair. (5 units)
114. Senior Project
An in-depth senior seminar in one of the
four subfields of anthropology. Topic will
change annually. Required for majors in anthropology. Prerequisite: ANTH 112 with a
grade of C– or better, or special permission of
the department chair. (5 units)
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130. Primate Behavioral Ecology
Fundamental concepts related to the study
of primate behavior and ecology. Course focuses on the theoretical frameworks that
guide primate behavioral studies, including
in-depth empirical exploration of adaptation, comparative primate behavior, ecology,
field studies, and classification. ‘How do we
know what we think we know?’ Critical
evaluation of core concepts in primate behavioral ecology as well as data collection,
presentation, and interpretation in primate
field studies. (5 units)
132. Paleoanthropology
How do we know what we think we know
about human evolution? Students explore
this question by reading primary literature,
examining fossil and comparative data, and
exploring current technology for interpreting hominin evolution. Class reviews evolutionary theory and the varying levels with
which paleoanthropological analysis can be
applied to understanding past and present
variation. (5 units)
133. Human Nutrition and Culture
Study of the interactions of biology and culture in shaping the dietary patterns and nutritional status of human beings. Discussion
of the evolution of the human diet and nutritional requirements; the basic principles
of human nutrition and nutritional assessment; and the social, economic, and political factors that influence the nutritional
health of human societies today. (5 units)
134. Health, Disease, and Culture
Emphasizes the study of health and disease
in ecological perspective; the influence of
culture on the ways people explain and treat
illness, stress, and healing; and the complexities of health care delivery in pluralistic
societies. (5 units)
135. Human Development
and Sexuality
Examination of evolutionary, biological,
and sociocultural aspects of human growth,
development, and sexuality throughout the
life cycle. Special emphasis on prenatal development, pregnancy and birth, infancy
and young childhood, adolescence, and old
age in a range of societies. (5 units)
136. Forensic Anthropology
Using physical remains to learn what we can
about the age, gender, and other characteristics of deceased people, including their nutrition, exposure to diseases, experience with
serious accidents, and causes of death.
(5 units)
140. Food, Culture, and
the Environment
Exploration of the history and impact that
food choices have made on human societies.
Several foods that have become staples in
the world today, like sugar, pepper, and various grains, have significantly affected the
environment, patterns of land use, economy
(both local and global), cuisine, and the
meaning of meals and food sharing. Class
topics illustrate how food choices shape cultural groups and interaction, as well as how
they shape environmental change. (5 units)
142. Environmental Archaeology
How archaeologists use environmental
data to understand past human societies.
Discussion topics include issues of human
evolution, complexity, symbolism, social
interaction, and technology. Discussion of
the data and arguments offered for the role
of environments in creating and shaping
cultures—how environments and people
shape each other. (5 units)
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145. Historical Ecology
Historical ecology investigates the historical
relationships between cultures and their environments. Students will use various types
of data, including historical documents,
maps, and land use information, to learn
how to reconstruct the historical ecology of
the Santa Clara Valley. (5 units)
151. Law and Society
Current issues in the study of law and society. Exploration of legal systems at various
levels of societal complexity to understand
the basis for social control in all human
societies. Courts, legal professions, and politics from a cross-cultural perspective.
(5 units)
146. Perspectives on the Spanish and
Native American Experience
Examines the Spanish penetration and conquest of the New World. Considers changes
that influenced both the Native Americans
and European immigrant populations to
form new ethnic groupings. Ethnohistorical, documentary, and archaeological
records applied to explore relevant topics.
(5 units)
152. Political Anthropology
Cross-cultural examination of political behavior in a range of human societies and the
effects of social, cultural, and environmental factors on political organization. Religion
and politics, the role of women in politics,
ethnic competition, secret societies, political ritual and ceremony, and the effects of
colonialism and economic change. Special
emphasis on the relationship between local
communities and national governments.
(5 units)
147. Archaeology of Complex Societies
The world and people have changed radically in the last 10,000 years with the domestication of plants and animals and the
development of cities and states. We examine the archaeological evidence in different
regions of the world (after 12,000 B.C.) to
understand how and why these transformations occurred. (5 units)
148. Historical Archaeology
Introduction to the discipline of historical
archaeology. Its emergence and development, including controversies regarding its
relationships with the larger fields of history
and anthropology. Introduction to the variety of data sources used by historical archaeologists to aid in interpretation of the
historical past. (5 units)
150. Religion in Culture and Society
Cross-cultural examination of religions in a
range of human societies. Emphasis on religious pluralism, religious movements, and
secularism in the contemporary world.
(5 units)
154. Environmental Anthropology
Survey of the theories and methods used to
examine the complex and dynamic interactions between humans and their physical
environment (past and present). An emphasis is placed on the relationships between
human cultural systems and ecological contexts by focusing on how humans use and
transform ecosystems and how such interactions shape social, political, and economic
institutions. Topics include political ecology,
environmental justice, ecotourism, and natural resource exploration. (5 units)
155. Conflict Resolution
Examines sources and responses to conflict
in varied social and cultural contexts.
Emphasis on application of negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration in different
fields. (5 units)
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156. Anthropology of Muslim Peoples
and Practices
Examination of the variety of religious experiences, activities, and interpretations, and
the place of Islam in current social and political life such as community organization,
local-level politics, governments and political resistance, women’s roles and gender, and
contact with the West. Discussion about
underlying reasons for the resurgence of
Islam and effects for Muslim peoples and
societies. (5 units)
157. Family and Culture
Ways in which kinship and family life can
be organized. Causes and consequences of
different family patterns. How families
differ across cultures, over time, and among
different groups in the United States.
(5 units)
158. Applied Anthropology
Application of anthropological knowledge
to contemporary human problems. Topics
range from the introduction of new crops
in agricultural development to miscommunication in international business. Concerns
of education, health, and volunteer services.
Implications of ethical problems and theories of social change. (5 units)
159. Globalization and
Culture Change
This 2-unit course addresses the problem of
global poverty and culture change in a
world where rapid globalization is creating
wealth for a few and unspeakable misery for
most. It examines the complex question of
how our planet has become a place where
the majority of humankind lives at a level
of dehumanizing poverty while a minority
enjoys wealth and abundance. (2 units)
172. Anthropology of Aging
Examination of aging and the elderly in a
range of human societies. Emphasis on social change, gender, and social and geographic mobility, as well as social, political,
and cultural differences in understanding
how the elderly adapt to, and cope with, the
modern world. (5 units)
180. Study of Selected Cultures
Examination of the social life, culture, and
institutions of geographic areas and culture
zones not otherwise covered in ANTH
181–188 regional studies course series.
(5 units)
181. Globalization and Culture
Change in the Pacific Islands
Examines the transformation of Pacific Island societies in response to globalization.
Change in island cultures, effects of urbanization, and the migration of diasporic communities are studied. Comparisons made
between Pacific Island areas of Micronesia,
Melanesia, and Polynesia and other world
regions. (5 units)
185. Peoples of Latin America
Examines the diversity of Latin America, a
continent of great physical, archaeological,
cultural, and socioeconomic contrasts; the
mix of races and cultural traditions; human
adaptation to the natural environment; economic and social inequalities; and the common heritage of Latin American peoples.
(5 units)
186. Mesoamerican Prehistory
A survey of the prehistoric cultures of
Mesoamerica from earliest human occupation to European colonization. Examines
the origins of agriculture, village life, and the
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the work of archaeologists and epigraphists.
Consideration given to the ecological adaptations, social organization, and belief systems of the Aztecs, Toltecs, Maya, and the
inhabitants of Teotihuacan. (5 units)
188. People, Culture, and Change
in the Middle East
Examination of people’s lives, social organization, and change in the Middle East
through archaeological evidence, ethnographies, film, and novels. Emphasis on political culture, the fate of tribal peoples and
peasants under modernizing nations,
women in society and gender symbolism,
contact with the West, Islam and religious
resurgence, and revolution. (5 units)
189. North American Prehistory
Survey of the prehistoric cultures of North
America and Northern Mexico from earliest
human occupation to European colonization. (5 units)
190. Advanced Seminar
in Anthropology
Seminars for juniors and seniors on selected
topics in anthropology. By permission of the
instructor only. (5 units)
191. Peer Educators
Peer educators in anthropology work closely
with a faculty member to help students understand course material, think more deeply
about course material, benefit from collaborative learning, feel less anxious about testing situations, and/or help students enjoy
learning. By permission of the instructor only.
(5 units)
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195. Field Course in
Anthropological Methods
On-site anthropological field research in any
of the subfields of anthropology. Practical
experience in the basic techniques of observation and field analyses. By permission of
the chair and instructor only. (5 units)
196. Archaeological Method
and Theory
Introduction to the techniques of discovery
and analysis that archaeologists have found
useful in research. Special attention to sampling techniques in survey and excavation.
Classification techniques for measuring parameters of prehistoric demography, diet,
craft specialization, and exchange. (5 units)
198. Internship
Opportunity for students to work and conduct anthropological analyses in community agencies, museums, government
agencies, and political or industrial organizations. May be repeated for credit with approval of the chair. Required for majors in
anthropology. Must receive approval of the internship coordinator prior to registration. Internship placements should be completed prior
to fall quarter of senior year. Students must enroll in the internship class during the fall of
their senior year. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Intensive reading in areas not emphasized
by the department. Independent research
on specific topics not fully covered in departmental courses. May be repeated for
credit with approval of the chair. Written
departmental approval necessary prior to registration. (5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
Professor Emerita: Bridgid Barton
Professors: R. Kelly Detweiler (Department Chair), Samuel R. Hernandez
Associate Professors: Susan Felter, Kathleen Maxwell, Andrea Pappas
Assistant Professors: Katherine Aoki, Blake de Maria, Don Fritz, Katherine L. Morris
Senior Lecturer: Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J.
The Department of Art and Art History offers a degree program leading to the
Bachelor of Arts in two undergraduate majors, art history and studio art, with courses in
both disciplines fostering a thorough understanding of the history and practice of art.
Department faculty encourages interdisciplinary connections with the Santa Clara community through course offerings that fulfill a wide range of College and University Core
Curriculum requirements, as well as courses through the Residential Learning Communities and the University Honors Program.
ART HISTORY
The art history major at Santa Clara is distinguished by excellent teaching and mentoring, challenging coursework, and opportunities for study abroad, peer educating, and student internships at local and Bay Area institutions. Moreover, we support, in conjunction
with our fully accredited campus museum, Explore with Me, a docent-training program for
our students. Advanced art history majors are encouraged to participate in our annual Art
History Symposium and the Art History Research Paper Competition. The art history
major features numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth to understand
better the meanings and purposes of the visual arts, including their historic development,
their roles in society, and their relationships to other fields in the humanities. Students learn
to think critically and communicate clearly about works of art. The art history major develops the following skills: knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, analysis of visual and textual sources, advanced research and writing skills, and sophisticated oral presentations. These
intellectual skills enable art history majors to pursue a diversity of interests in a wide spectrum of fields and professions, including graduate work in art history.
STUDIO ART
Studio art majors develop comprehensive skills that help prepare them for graduate study
or careers in either the fine or commercial arts. Faculty members emphasize the development
of conceptual and technical competence, as well as critical analysis of the student’s own
work and that of others. By graduation, every student develops a body of original artwork
to be exhibited in a senior show in the department gallery. Students are required to articulate an artist’s statement reflecting their own engagement with the creative process, in conjunction with their senior show.
Studio art majors take all three sections of the Western culture art history sequence and
are encouraged to continue with one or more courses in 20th-century or contemporary art.
The studio seminar is highly recommended for all studio art majors and should be taken
in the third year when possible. At the end of each year, students are encouraged to submit
their work to the Annual Student Art Exhibit, which is judged by an outside professional
in the field of art. The department also oversees merit-based scholarships, which are usually
given to outstanding students with junior status. Studio art majors may continue to develop their skills in graduate school, or may choose to move directly into art-oriented jobs.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students majoring in art history or studio art must complete the following
departmental requirements:
Major in Art History
• ARTH 21, 22, and 100
• Two studio art courses
• Eight additional courses from ARTH 24–198, only two of which can be lowerdivision courses. ARTH 11 and 12 (art history Cultures and Ideas sequence)
may be substituted for two of these courses. The six upper-division courses must
equal 30 units. Only 4 units of Art History 98/198 may count toward the major.
• One additional art history or studio art course
Major in Studio Art
• One course from ARTS 30–57, or approved equivalent upper-division course
• One course from ARTS 63, 64, 163, or 164
• ARTH 21 and 22
• Seven additional approved studio art courses; upper-division preferred
• One course from ARTH 101–199
• Two additional approved upper-division courses
Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad normally may
be applied to no more than half of the requirements, including no more than half of the
upper-division units, for a major or minor in studio art or art history. Students who wish
to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study
abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the
department’s faculty.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Minor in Art History
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in art history:
• ARTH 21 and 22
• One studio art course
• Four additional courses from ARTH 24–198, only one of which may be lower
division. ARTH 11 and 12 (art history Cultures and Ideas sequence) may be
substituted for two of these courses. The three upper-division courses must equal
15 units, and at least two of the upper-division courses must be taken at Santa
Clara. Only 4 units of Art History 98/198 may count toward the minor.
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Minor in Studio Art
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in studio art:
• One course from ARTS 30–57 or approved upper-division equivalent
• One course from ARTS 63, 64, 163, 164
• Three additional approved studio art courses; upper-division preferred
• One course from ARTH 21 and 22
• One additional upper-division course within the department
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: ART HISTORY
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. Courses may address
art, politics and propaganda, and other topics. (4 units each quarter)
13. Western Culture: Art History III
Interdisciplinary introduction to the art, architecture, and culture of modern Europe
and the United States from the 18th century to the present. Topics may include Romanticism, Neoclassicism, Impressionism,
and the development of modern art
through the mid-20th century. (4 units)
21. The Ancient World
The foundation course of the art history
program, this course focuses on visual analysis and the ancient world. Topics may include the relationship between Greek art
and politics, Imperial Roman art and propaganda, Pompeian wall painting, early
Christian art, the origins of Islam, and the
function and culture of pilgrimage in the
Middle Ages. Formerly ARTH 11. (4 units)
22. The Visual Culture of
Early Modern Europe
Basic research methods in art history. Foundation course on the Italian Renaissance in
which objects will be approached from a
cultural and social perspective. Topics of
discussion include the patronage and production of art, the visual construction of
gender identity; the relationship between
art, science, and religion brought about
by humanist study. Formerly ARTH 12.
(4 units)
48. Native Arts of the Americas
Introduction to the indigenous arts and
architecture of North, South, and Central
America. Focus may include cultures of
ancient Mexico, the Great Plains, and the
American Southwest. Classroom lecture
and discussion, plus a visit to a local museum. (4 units)
97. Special Topics
Occasional courses in selected art historical
topics. May be repeated for credit. (4 units)
98. Internship/Practicum
Individual projects in conjunction with professional visual arts agencies. May be repeated for credit, but ARTH 98 units will
not count toward the major. Prerequisite:
Written proposal must be approved by on-site
supervisor, art history faculty member, and
department chair. (2–5 units)
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100. Art History Proseminar
Origins of the discipline and its current
methodologies. Close textual analysis with
writing and discussion. Required of all art
history majors, preferably at the end of the
sophomore year. Prerequisites: ARTH 21
and 22 or consent of instructor. Formerly
ARTH 190. (5 units)
104. Greek Art and Architecture
Examination of Greek art from the Archaic
through the Hellenistic periods. Developments in architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and wall painting will be addressed in
their cultural context. (5 units)
106. Art and Architecture of
the Roman Republic and
the Early Empire
Chronological survey of artistic development in Republican and Imperial Rome.
Related issues include the influence of
Greek and Etruscan art, the relationship between political ideology and public art programs, and the impact of improved
materials on building design. (5 units)
110. Early Christian and
Byzantine Art
Christian art and architecture from the
catacombs in Rome through the early 14th
century in Byzantium. Highlights include
the Constantinian monuments of Rome,
Justinianic Ravenna and Constantinople,
iconoclasm, and the Macedonian “Renaissance.” (5 units)
112. The Art of the Book
Covers select developments in the illustrated
book between the 5th and 15th centuries
C.E. Topics for discussion may include the
earliest preserved classical and religious
codices, Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, Carolingian and Ottonian manuscript illumination, Romanesque and Gothic manuscript
illumination, and Byzantine manuscript
illumination. (5 units)
114. Early Medieval Art
Art and architecture in Western Europe
from the early Middle Ages to circa A.D
1000. Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, and
Ottonian art discussed in their respective
political, intellectual, and cultural contexts.
(5 units)
116. Romanesque and Gothic Art
Study of religious art and architecture in
Western Europe from the 11th through the
14th centuries. Comprehensive survey of
the high Middle Ages that considers structural form, technique, sculptural programs,
and related minor arts. (5 units)
121. Venice and the Other
in Renaissance
Concentrates on the art and culture of the
Venetian Republic c. 1400–1650 C.E.,
specifically the visual culture produced by
and/or associated with ethnic and social
groups excluded from the highest echelons
of Venetian society. Areas of inquiry include
Muslim merchants living in the city, construction of the Jewish ghetto, Ethiopian
servant community, courtesan culture, convent life, the material culture of exorcism,
witchcraft, and dwarfism. Prerequisite:
Upper-division status or consent of instructor.
(5 units)
122. The Art of Early Modern Rome
In-depth examination of the painting,
sculpture, and architecture in the Papal
States during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Special attention will be placed upon the
decoration of the Vatican, the careers of
Michelangelo and Raphael, and the artistic
reaction to the Sack of Rome. (5 units)
128. 17th-Century Italian
Painting and Sculpture
In addition to the visual agenda of the
counter-reformation, topics for discussion
include Caravaggio’s homoerotic works,
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Artemisia Gentileschi and feminist art historiography, theatricality in the work and writings of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the
influence of Galileo upon the visual arts.
(5 units)
20th-century/contemporary art. Topics may
include: tourism/market forces, land and
cultural preservation, post-colonialism, gender identity. Research paper will be required.
(5 units)
133. History of Design in Britain:
1750–2000
Overview of the history of design in Britain
from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Examination of fashion, interior design,
transport design, and personal items. Offered only through SCU in London, Foundation for International Education. (5 units)
144. 18th- and 19th-Century
American Art and Visual Culture
Visual and material arts from the Colonial
period to the Gilded Age (c. 1880s). Issues
examined may include the relationship between art and politics, self-fashioning
through portraiture and the West. American national identity at home and abroad,
landscape painting, photography, representations of democracy, citizenship, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and the creation
of an audience for art in the United States.
Prerequisite: Cultures and Ideas I and II.
(5 units)
135. European Art: 1780–1880
Analysis of the culture and art of Europe
from the era of the French Revolution to the
end of the 19th century. We will address the
relationship between politics and art, shifting class structures, and the increasing importance of the industrial revolution.
Painting, sculpture, architecture, and other
media will be covered. (5 units)
137. Modern Art in Europe:
1880–1940
The emergence of Modernism in Europe
from the 1880s to World War II. The major
movements of Expressionism, Cubism, and
Surrealism will be studied in the larger context of political, social, and economic
change. Painting, sculpture, architecture,
and other media will be covered. (5 units)
141. Native American Art: California
and the Pacific Northwest
Visual culture of the native peoples of
California and the Pacific Northwest, from
prehistory to the present. Emphasis on the
role of the artist in society and on artistic
responses to political and cultural change.
(5 units)
142. Native American Art:
Special Topics
Sustained analysis of specific time period or
genre of Native American art. Emphasis on
145. 20th-Century American Art
and Visual Culture
Visual culture in the United States from the
Gilded Age (1880s) to circa 1985. Issues examined may include the relationship to European modernism; art, politics and
American national identity; the government
as patron for the visual arts; and the founding of major visual arts institutions. Other
issues that may be examined include the
Harlem Renaissance, “regional” arts including California, and the solidifying of an art
audience in the United States. Prerequisite:
Cultures and Ideas I and II. (5 units)
152. Pre-Columbian Art:
From Olmec to Aztec
Survey of the arts of the MesoAmerican region, from the Olmec to the Aztec. The
Mayan civilization will be discussed at
length; Peru and the Andes will not be covered. In addition to surveying the important
sites and monuments of the cultures listed
above, the course will focus on MesoAmerican concepts of time and space, the ritual
calendar, warfare, blood sacrifice, shamanism, and the ballgame. (5 units)
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162. Japanese Art Since 1850
This course examines the visual culture of
modern Japan from 1860 to 1960, emphasizing in particular Japan's reaction to and
engagement with the West. The course will
be organized both thematically and chronologically, and will focus on two-dimensional
arts prior to 1950 (painting, prints, photography). (5 units)
164. Islamic Art, 600–1350 C.E.
Study of the art and architecture of the Islamic world with an emphasis on Jerusalem,
Baghdad, Cairo, and Spain. Topics of discussion include the origin of Islam, mosque
design and ornament, desert palaces, the
Muslim reaction to classical antiquity, 1001
Arabian Nights, the transmission of Arab
science and medicine to the West, manuscript illumination, and the decorative arts.
Prerequisites: Upper-division status and at
least two prior courses in art history. (5 units)
183. Contemporary Art
Case-study driven course examining developments in the visual arts of the last 20
years, primarily in the United States. Emphasis on critical tools and methods for appreciating, analyzing, and researching
traditional and contemporary art forms
such as performance, installation, and video.
Recent art controversies and landmark exhibitions will be addressed, along with the impact of consumer culture, feminism, and
multiculturalism in the visual arts today.
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and two
art history courses or consent of instructor.
(5 units)
185. Post-Modern Art
An overview of significant issues and movements in art since the 1960s. Primary focus
on art in the United States. Themes to be
addressed: artist in nature, body in performance, new media, feminism, gender and sexuality, art in public places, censorship, art
and public activism, emergence of global
arts community. (5 units)
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186. History of Photography
Examination of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of photography from its inception in the 1830s to the present,
primarily in the United States. Issues examined may include the creation and growth
of popular and elite audiences for photography; journalistic, ethnographic, fashion and
art photography; the role of photography in
discourses of race, gender, and class; and
photography in relation to modernism,
postmodernism, and consumer culture. At
least one previous ARTH course strongly
recommended. (5 units)
188. Women in the Visual Arts
Historical and theoretical approaches to
women in the visual arts, 18th century to
the present. Issues examined may include
the training and status of women artists,
dealers, patrons and collectors, images of
women, and the impact of women’s studies
and feminism on the study of the visual arts.
At least one ARTH class recommended or
WGST 50, or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
195. Art History Thesis
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the
major may petition to write a thesis, typically in their senior year. The thesis will be
based on a research paper written for a previous upper-division course with the same
instructor. Prerequisites: Senior standing,
demonstrated excellence in the major field,
and permission of the instructor. (5 units)
196. Art History Seminar
Advanced topics in the history, theory, and
methods of art history as a discipline. Recent challenges and expansions to the discipline, such as the study of visual and
material culture, may be considered. Focus
of the seminar will vary with instructor. Recommended for all art history majors in their
junior or senior year. Course requirements
will include one or more writing projects
entailing multiple drafts. (5 units)
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197. Special Topics
Occasional courses in selected art historical
topics. May be repeated for credit. (5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Individual projects in conjunction with professional visual arts agencies. May be repeated for credit, but only four credits of
ARTH 198 will count toward the major.
Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by on-site supervisor, art history faculty
member, and department chair. (2–5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Individual guided reading, research, and/or
writing on selected art historical topics. May
be repeated for credit but no more than 5
units will count toward the major. Prerequisite: Course outline, reading list, and schedule
of instructor/student meetings must be approved by art history faculty member and department chair 10 days prior to registration.
(1–5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: STUDIO ART
30. Basic Drawing
Introduction to various drawing media and
techniques. Covers the use of line and contour, light and shadow, three-dimensional
perspective and composition. Includes the
concept of self-expression in traditional and
contemporary drawing. Recommended as
a foundation course, to be taken prior to
other studio art courses. (4 units)
34. Drawing From Nature
Introduction to techniques and media for
drawing wildlife in the field. Covers the use
of line and contour, light and shadow, threedimensional perspective and composition.
Also covers the visual anatomy of birds.
Scheduled only during Department of Biology summer travel programs offered
through SCU International Programs. Prerequisite: BIOL 157. (4 units)
35. Basic Printmaking
Fundamentals of printmaking as an art
form. Exploration of different media, such
as linoleum and wood block carving, and
the painterly medium of mono printing.
(4 units)
43. Basic Painting
Introduction to painting, primarily with
water-based acrylic paints. Through guided
projects, students will develop a language of
lines, shapes, colors, and composition to express their ideas visually. (4 units)
46. Basic Watercolor
Introduction to visual expression in the
classic medium of transparent watercolor.
Assignments will emphasize basic elements
of shape, color, light, shadow, and composition. Previous experience in drawing recommended. (4 units)
50. Basic B/W Camera
and Darkroom
Fundamentals of black-and-white photography as an art form, especially for the
lower-division student. Includes basic camera vision and technique, and black-andwhite darkroom work. Assignments
attempt to stimulate visual awareness and
individual creativity. Camera with manual
shutter speeds and aperture capabilities
required. (4 units)
51. Exploring Society
Through Photography
Beginning to intermediate-level photography. Emphasis on black-and-white film and
darkroom work. Includes the use of natural
and artificial light in planned and semiplanned scenes of people and related subjects. Final projects appropriate to the
interests and abilities of each student. Includes discussion of photography as it relates to contemporary fine art theory and
practice. (4 units)
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57. Digital Photography
For beginning to intermediate photo students wanting to develop creativity, composition, lighting and other techniques with
their own digital still cameras. Camera features will be discussed and linked with
visual assignments to lead students in shooting, exploring Adobe software, and printing
through commercial "light-jet" services.
Students must bring a camera that has manual control of shutter speeds and f-stops.
Previous familiarity with any camera type is
desirable, but not required. Prerequisite:
None. (4 units)
63. Basic Ceramic Sculpture
Fundamentals of visual expression in clay,
primarily through making ceramic sculpture. Especially suitable for the lowerdivision student. Guided exploration of
various hand-building techniques and materials, including firing and glazing. May
also include other techniques. (4 units)
64. Basic Sculpture
Fundamentals of making art in three-dimensional form, especially suitable for the
lower-division student. Creative exploration
of selected materials and techniques. Reductive, manipulative, and additive methods
will be used as needed. Media varies each
quarter at instructor’s discretion. (4 units)
70. Art in the Computer Age
Taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on computer art practices, this course explores the societal impact
of the digital revolution in the arts. Presentations provide an overview of the ideas and
technologies that contribute to “new media”
art forms today. Hands-on activities include
an introduction to art-making computer
technology and XHTML coding. (4 units)
71. Digital Print Making
Taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on computer and traditional
art practices, this course explores the societal impact of technology on the arts from
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the first printing press to computer output.
Activities include an introduction to artmaking computer technology and digital
printmaking techniques. (4 units)
73. Intro to 3D Animation
and Modeling
For advanced students who wish to pursue
an art project not covered by courses in this
bulletin, under the direction of a studio art
faculty member. Group meetings to discuss
progress with one another and with faculty
member. May be repeated for credit. Open
to majors; nonmajors need consent of instructor. (4 units)
74. Basic Computer Imaging
Hands-on introduction to computer imaging for the lower-division student. Fundamental instruction in raster and vector
drawing software to manipulate photographs and create original imagery. Exploration of both fine art and commercial uses
of digital media. Recommended as a foundation course, to be taken prior to other
computer art courses. (4 units)
75. Basic Graphic Design
Hands-on computer course in the fundamentals of graphic design for the lower-division student. Projects lead students
through page layout, creative use of type, effective communication, and other design issues. Emphasis on mastering desktop
publishing software, with some use of raster
and vector drawing software. Exploration of
both fine art and commercial uses of digital
media. Prerequisite: ARTS 74 or 174, or consent of the instructor. (4 units)
97. Special Projects
For lower-division students who wish to
pursue an art project not covered in the Bulletin, under the direction of a studio art faculty member. Group meetings with the
instructor to discuss progress. May be repeated for credit. Open to majors and nonmajors with consent of instructor. (4 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: STUDIO ART
100. Art for Teachers
Designed for liberal studies majors and others who plan to teach at the K-5 level. Includes introduction to human visual
perception, art-making fundamentals, and
the educational use of historical and cultural
art works. Through hands-on art exercises,
students will learn how to guide the child’s
natural tendency to create and respond to
imagery. Does not include actual teaching
experience with K-5 children, but satisfies
the Domain 4: Visual Art Standard for the
Multiple Subject waiver program. Suggested
prerequisite: Any art or art history course is recommended. (5 units)
131. Life Drawing
Theory and practice of figure drawing. Emphasis on understanding the anatomy of the
human form as a resource for visual expression. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 30 or consent of the instructor.
(5 units)
133. Advanced Drawing
Continuation of ARTS 30 with an emphasis on the study of perspective and the
anatomy of light and shadow as they relate
to drawing three-dimensional forms. Prerequisite: ARTS 30 or consent of the instructor. (5 units)
135. Printmaking
Continuation and extension of ARTS 35.
Elaboration and refinement of printmaking.
Also appropriate for the upper-division student who wants to learn the fundamentals
of printmaking as an art form. May be repeated for credit. (5 units)
143. Painting
Continuation and extension of ARTS 43.
Further study of various styles, techniques,
and media in painting. Also appropriate for
the upper-division student who wants to
learn the fundamentals of painting as an art
form. May be repeated for credit. (5 units)
144. Advanced Painting
Designed for the intermediate to advancedlevel painting student. Assignments help
students develop conceptual and formal
strategies to create a series of related works
that revolve around each student’s individual artistic interests. Painting form and technique, as well as conceptual content and
meaning, will be explored in depth, through
practice and discussion. Prerequisite: ARTS
43 or 143, or consent of the instructor.
(5 units)
148. Mixed Media Painting
An intermediate-level course exploring the
theory and practice of combining painting
with other artistic elements to create primarily two-dimensional works. With the instructor’s supervision, projects may
incorporate unusual surfaces, small objects,
fragments of other artwork, or text. May be
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Any other
ARTS course. (5 units)
150. Basic B/W Camera
and Darkroom
Fundamentals of black-and-white photography as an art form, especially for the
upper-division student. Includes basic camera vision and technique, as well as blackand-white darkroom work. Assignments
stimulate visual awareness and individual
creativity. Camera with manual shutter speeds
and aperture capabilities required. May be repeated for credit by consent of the instructor
only. (5 units)
151. Exploring Society
Through Photography
For beginning to intermediate-level photo
students interested in exploring social issues
through photography. Emphasis on blackand-white photography and darkroom
work. Includes the use of natural and artificial light in planned and semi-planned
scenes of people and related subjects.
ART AND ART HISTORY
Includes a volunteering element and field
trips, as well as discussion of photography
as it relates to contemporary fine art theory
and practice. Final projects appropriate to
the interests and abilities of each student.
May be repeated for credit. (5 units)
154. Intermediate Photography
The art and craft of black-and-white photography beyond the basic level. Covers the
use of fiber-based papers and archival print
processing in the darkroom. Students will
also learn basic studio lighting techniques.
Includes discussion of photography as it relates to contemporary fine art theory and
practice. Projects appropriate to the interests and abilities of students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 50 or
150 or consent of the instructor. (5 units)
155. Photography on Location
Designed for intermediate students with
film or digital cameras, who are interested
in exploring the social and physical world
in which we live. Includes both collaborative and individual shooting and printing
projects, with field trips off campus to shoot
on location, as well as visits to museums and
related sites. Includes intermediate-level
printing. Assignments consider the interests
and abilities of each student. Includes discussion of contemporary photographic concepts and practice. May be repeated for
credit. Prerequisite: Any previous photography
course, or consent of the instructor. (5 units)
156. Photography and Mixed Media
Provides intermediate and advanced students an opportunity to learn alternative
photography processes, such as cyanotypes,
van dyke printing, and emulsion transfers.
Students will also be able to use photography with textiles and other surfaces, hand
made books, assemblage and sculpture. Prerequisite: Any previous photography course, or
consent of the instructor. (5 units)
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157. Digital Photography
For beginning to intermediate photo students wanting to develop creativity, composition, lighting and other techniques with
their own digital still cameras. Camera features will be discussed and linked with visual assignments to lead students in
shooting, exploring Adobe software, and
printing through commercial "light-jet"
services. Students must bring a camera that
has manual control of shutter speeds and fstops. Previous familiarity with any camera
type is desirable, but not required. (5 units)
163. Ceramic Sculpture
Continuation and extension of ARTS 63.
Fundamentals of visual expression in clay,
primarily through making ceramic sculpture. Also appropriate for the upper-division
student who wishes to explore various handbuilding techniques and materials, including firing and glazing. May also include
other techniques. May be repeated for
credit. (5 units)
164. Sculpture
Continuation and extension of ARTS 64.
Also appropriate for the upper-division student who wants to learn the fundamentals
of sculpture as an art form. Creative exploration of selected materials and techniques.
Reductive, manipulative, and additive
methods will be used as needed. Media
varies each quarter at instructor’s discretion.
May be repeated for credit. (5 units)
165. Advanced Ceramics
Suitable for the intermediate and advanced
student. In-depth exploration of various
hand-building techniques for creating ceramic sculpture, and related work. Includes
discussion of aesthetic issues in contemporary ceramic art. Emphasis will be on the
development of each student’s artistic and
technical interests and abilities, toward the
goal of creating an individual collection of
works. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 63 or 163, or consent of instructor.
(5 units)
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173. Intro to 3D Animation
and Modeling
Continuation and extension of ARTS 73.
For advanced students who wish to pursue
an art project not covered by courses in this
bulletin, under the direction of a studio art
faculty member. Group meetings to discuss
progress with one another and with faculty
member. May be repeated for credit. Open
to majors; nonmajors need consent of instructor. (5 units)
174. Computer Imaging
Hands-on course in the fundamentals of
computer imaging for the upper-division
student. Introduction to the use of raster
and vector drawing software to manipulate
photographs and create original imagery.
Exploration of both fine art and commercial
uses of digital media through comprehensive assignments. May be repeated for credit
by consent of the instructor only. (5 units)
175. Graphic Design
Hands-on computer course in the fundamentals of graphic design for the upper-division student. Projects lead students
through page layout, creative use of type, effective communication, and other design issues. Emphasis on mastering desktop
publishing software, with some use of raster
and vector drawing software. Exploration of
commercial and artistic uses of digital media
through comprehensive assignments. May
be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 74
or 174, or consent of the instructor. (5 units)
176. Advanced Computer Imaging
Designed for the intermediate-to-advanced
level digital imaging student. Assignments
help students develop conceptual and formal strategies to create a series of related
works that center around each student’s
individual artistic interests. Raster- and
vector-based imaging technique, as well as
conceptual content and meaning, will be
explored in depth through practice and discussion. Prerequisites: ARTS 74 or 174 and
ARTS 75 or 175, or consent of the instructor.
(5 units)
177. Constructing Web Sites
An intermediate- to advanced-level course
in designing Web sites. Theoretical discussions and practical application of Web design, through the creation of multiple Web
sites through both hand-coding and Web
page layout applications. Prerequisites: ARTS
70 and one course from ARTS 74, 75, 174,
175, or consent of the instructor. (5 units)
178. Advanced Graphic Design
In-depth exploration of graphic design
through advanced projects. Students will
concentrate on the use of professional templates and guidelines to explore both the
fine art and commercial uses of digital
media within graphic design. Experimentation and creative play through advanced applications and practices. May be repeated
for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 74 or 174 and
ARTS 75 or 175, or consent of the instructor.
(5 units)
179. Multimedia/Interactive Projects
In-depth exploration of animation, digital
storytelling, and interactivity. Students create storyboards, flipbooks, and vector/raster
based animation. Sound and interface design will be explored to create interactive experiences on the computer. May be repeated
for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 74 or 174 and
ARTS 75 or 175, or consent of the instructor.
(5 units)
196. Studio Art Seminar
Exploration of and preparation for primarily academic post-graduate options in studio art. Includes portfolio and presentation
development, artist statements and résumé
writing, and photographing artwork. Also
includes field trips to studios of artists, designers, and graduate schools. (5 units)
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197. Special Projects
For advanced students who wish to pursue
an art project not covered by courses in this
Bulletin, under the direction of a studio art
faculty member. Group meetings to discuss
progress with one another and with faculty
member. May be repeated for credit. Open
to majors; nonmajors need consent of instructor. (1–5 units)
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199. Directed Research/
Creative Project
Tutorial work in studio art. May be repeated
for credit, but no more than 5 units will
count toward the major. Prerequisite: Course
outline and schedule of instructor/student
meetings must be approved by studio art faculty member and department chair 10 days
prior to registration. (1–5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Individual projects in conjunction with a
professional visual arts organization. Variable units. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved
by supervisory studio art faculty member and
department chair. (5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
Professors Emeriti: Thomas N. Fast, John S. Mooring
Professors: Janice Edgerly-Rooks (Department Chair), William R. Eisinger,
Dennis R. Parnell, S.J.
Associate Professors: Elizabeth P. Dahlhoff, James L. Grainger, Ángel L. Islas,
Michelle A. Marvier, Leilani M. Miller, Craig M. Stephens, David L. Tauck
Assistant Professors: David C. Hess, Justen Whittall
The Department of Biology offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.
The major provides students a broad background in biology, while allowing the opportunity to explore particular areas of biology in greater depth. The biology major serves as a
strong foundation for graduate, medical, or professional studies, as well as for careers in
teaching, research, and business. Most courses emphasize laboratory or field work, and students are also encouraged to work with faculty on research projects. Minor degrees in biology and related disciplines (biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and environmental
studies) are available. The Biology Department also offers courses that satisfy the natural science requirement of the University Core Curriculum, which are available to all University
students who are curious about the nature of life. Numerous study abroad opportunities in
the life sciences, both for biology majors and nonmajors, are available through the International Programs office. Students are encouraged to participate in original research as part of
their undergraduate training. Most faculty members involve students in their research programs; opportunities also exist at neighboring institutions. Qualified students can obtain
course credit for research by enrolling in BIOL 198.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in biology must complete the following departmental
requirements:
• BIOL 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, and 32 (CHEM 33 also suggested)
• PHYS 11, 12, 13 or PHYS 31, 32, 33
• MATH 11, 12 (MATH 9 is a suitable introduction to MATH 11 for students
preparing for calculus)
• A minimum of seven approved upper-division biology courses, including five
with a laboratory.
Five of the seven upper-division courses must be from one of three areas of emphasis: biomedical sciences, cellular and molecular biology, or ecology and evolution. Students who desire to approach their upper-division studies in a manner that is not well represented by these
emphases may develop an integrative biology plan for upper-division coursework by organizing a coherent series of courses in consultation with their advisor. Integrative biology plans
must be approved by the department chair and must be submitted no later than the junior year.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in biology:
• Three upper-division biology courses, including two with a laboratory component
Minors in Related Areas
Biotechnology Minor is designed for students interested in gaining insight into the science underlying biotechnology, exploring its potential for the future, and obtaining practical experience in laboratory techniques used in biotechnology research and its applications.
See Chapter 6, Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study for details.
Environmental Studies Minor provides an opportunity for students to focus on environmental issues through a variety of academic approaches in the humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, and law. See Environmental Studies in this chapter for details.
Biomedical Engineering Minor is designed primarily for science majors in the College
of Arts and Sciences. This minor could be a valuable asset for science majors interested in
biomedical research and/or health-related careers, including those completing prerequisites
for medical school and other health-related professional schools. See Chapter 5, School of
Engineering, for details.
PREPARATION IN BIOLOGY FOR ADMISSION TO
TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach biology in California secondary schools must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers
(CSET), a subject area competency examination. Students who are contemplating secondary school teaching in biology should consult with the coordinator in the Department of
Biology as early as possible. The secondary teaching credential requires the completion of
an approved credential program that can be completed as a fifth year of study and student
teaching, or internship.
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2. Human Health and Disease
Examination of human health and disease.
Topics include what constitutes health, the
nature of disease, how disease is studied,
health promotion and life success strategies.
Emphasis on homeostasis, human immunologic and systemic response to infectious and noninfectious diseases. Related
discussions of important human infections,
heart disease, cancer, health impact of nutrition, reproductive health, human genetics
and community health issues. (4 units)
3. Fitness Physiology L&L
Survey of how the human body functions
to maintain a state of wellness. Exploration
of the short-term responses to exercise and
discussion of how the body responds to
long-term training programs. At the end of
the course, students should be able to examine the design of exercise physiology experiments, as well as understand and interpret
reports of health and exercise news in the
popular press. Laboratory 15 hours.
(4 units)
4. Light and Life L&L
Focus on the importance of plants and photosynthesis for the future of life on earth. Issues addressed include food production,
plants as renewable energy sources, “greenhouse effect,” and other ecological interactions involving plants. In the laboratory,
students design experiments to examine the
effects of environmental changes on plants.
Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
5. Endangered Ecosystems L&L
An overview of earth’s ecosystems and the
major factors contributing to the loss of biodiversity. Three major themes: (1) general
ecological principles, especially focused on
the structure and function of ecosystems;
(2) factors contributing to the endangerment of ecosystems; and (3) the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Global
environmental problems, including several
lectures highlighting current environmental
and conservation issues here in California
and within the San Francisco Bay Area.
Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
6. Oceans L&L
Examination of major ocean ecosystems
and their inhabitants, with special attention
paid to issues of governmental policy, sustainability, and human impacts on marine
ecosystems. Laboratory and field activities
will emphasize hands-on exploration of
local marine habitats. Laboratory 15 hours.
(4 units)
9. Cancer L&L
If present trends continue, 40 percent of the
people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of invasive cancer
during their lifetime, and two out of every
three households in the United States will
have someone affected by cancer. What is
cancer? How does it arise? How is it
stopped? This course is designed to present
the basic biology of cancer: how DNA is
damaged and either repaired or mutated;
how several mutations in a cell can give rise
to a benign tumor; how a benign tumor becomes malignant; and how it ultimately invades other tissues and spreads throughout
the body. The course will also present information on how doctors fight this multi-step
disease. Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
14. The Heart and Its Challenges
This course explores the science behind the
challenges faced by our hearts as well as our
personal and medical response to those challenges. To do this we will examine the functioning of the heart in the context of the
cardiovascular system as a whole, and then
observe some of the most common ways in
which its functioning is challenged. We will
then look at how heart problems are clinically diagnosed and treated and evaluate
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some of the various medications, supplements, diets and regimens that are proposed
for maintaining a healthy heart. (4 units)
15. The Human Embryo L&L
Exploration of two major themes: a basic
understanding of the biology of human reproduction and development; how our
basic knowledge of human reproduction is
being used by medical science to assist in reproductive processes and correct developmental errors. Case-based discussions will
focus on topics that include genetic screening, stem cell research, in vitro fertilization,
and environmental toxins and their effects
on embryo development. Laboratory experiments will be linked to the case studies to illustrate the techniques and issues raised by
these topics. Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
18. Exploring Biotechnology L&L
Exploration of contemporary biotechnology and the underlying science—how
DNA, genes, and cells work. Laboratory experiments focus on DNA in a variety of
contexts. Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
19. Biology for Teachers L&L
Specifically designed for candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. Provides
an overview of the life sciences, focusing on
physiology and cell biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution. In addition, laboratory
experiences introduce students to the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and communication.
Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
21. Introduction to Physiology
Introduction to general principles underlying homeostasis, and the relationship of
anatomical form to biological function. The
course will introduce students to the organization and function of cells, cellular metabolism, energy, nutrition, regulation,
communication, gas exchange, circulation,
and osmoregulation. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM
11. (4 units)
22. Introduction to
Evolution and Ecology
Introduction to key concepts in evolution
and ecology, including Mendelian and population genetics, natural selection and adaptation, phylogenetics and biodiversity,
demography, and interactions among
organisms and their environments. Prerequisites: BIOL 21 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 12. (4 units)
23. Investigations in Evolution
and Ecology L&L
Introduction to experimental and statistical
approaches used in modern ecological and
evolutionary studies, with an emphasis on
experimental design, data analysis, interpretation and presentation. Builds on concepts
presented in BIOL 22. Fieldwork and laboratory exercises (30 hours) will take advantage of the diversity of local terrestrial and
marine ecosystems. Prerequisites: BIOL 22
and completion of or concurrent enrollment in
CHEM 13. (5 units)
24. Introduction to Cellular
and Molecular Biology
An introduction to the cell and molecular
fundamentals necessary for life. Topics include macromolecular structure, enzyme
function, membrane structure and physiology, metabolism, bioenergetics, the cell
cycle, and DNA replication, transcription,
and translation. Prerequisites: BIOL 21 and
completion of or concurrent enrollment in
CHEM 31. (4 units)
25. Investigations in Cellular
and Molecular Biology L&L
An introduction to experimental methods
for studying the cellular and molecular basis
of life. Builds on the concepts covered in
BIOL 24. Topics include enzyme function
and kinetics, cell reproduction, Mendelian
and molecular genetics, and molecular
biology. The topics are explored through
laboratory work, with emphasis placed on
the analysis, interpretation, and presentation
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of experimental data. Laboratory 30 hours.
Prerequisites: BIOL 24 and completion of or
concurrent enrollment in CHEM 32.
(5 units)
28. Human Sexuality
This course will examine the biological
foundations of human sexuality. The objective of this course is to provide current and
accurate information about the biological,
psychological and social aspects of human
sexuality. This will include the anatomy,
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physiology and neurobiology of sex, gender
and sexual orientation. Among the topics
discussed will be sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS), conception
and pregnancy, contraception and abortion
and sexual dysfunctions. (4 units)
99. Special Topics
Investigation of a specific area or topic in the
biological sciences. Open to majors and
nonmajors. Prerequisite: Approval of department chair. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
100. Hot Topics in Biology
A forum for the discussion of contemporary
issues in the life sciences. The general theme
for the course changes each year. Biology
faculty discuss topics of intense current scientific interest, and often social relevance,
highlighting recent research. Students may
take the course more than once for credit,
but BIOL 100 does not count as one of the
seven upper-division biology courses required for the major. (Pass/no pass, 2 units)
requirement, but will not fulfill an upperdivision biology requirement for biology
majors. Prerequisite: Natural science course
(with lab) or permission of instructor. (5 units)
104. Human Anatomy L&L
An exploration of the structure, organization, and functional relationships of human
anatomical systems. (Laboratory dissections
use alternative vertebrates.) Laboratory 30
hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25. (5 units)
111. Parasitology
A lecture and demonstration course covering the microbiology of parasites. Emphasis
placed on the biology of parasites, the spectrum of symbiotic relationships among
organisms, salient features that all parasitic
diseases have in common, emerging trends
in epidemiology, the complex nature of
human interactions with microorganisms,
and impacts of human behavior and socioeconomic factors on the prevalence of
parasitic diseases. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
109. Genetics and Society
Upper-division course designed for nonscience majors interested in exploring the
interplay between the social, scientific, and
technological dimensions of human genetics. In addition to studying the nature of
DNA (the genetic material), students will
study the social and technological dimensions of current topics in genetics, including the Human Genome Project, paternity
testing, crime scene investigation, embryo
testing to select specific genotypes, personalized medicine, evolution, etc. This course
will fulfill the natural science nonlab
110. Genetics L&L
Basic principles governing inheritance and
gene expression in viruses, prokaryotes, and
eukaryotes. Emphasis on molecular aspects.
Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
112. Pathogenic Microbiology L&L
Study of disease-producing pathogens. Lecture emphasis on pathogen biology, host
immune response, cellular pathogenesis,
epidemiology, clinical disease and community control of infection. Laboratory emphasis on methodology used to recover,
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characterize and identify important human
bacterial pathogens using biochemical, morphologic, and genetic identification techniques. Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite:
BIOL 25. Recommended: BIOL 113.
(5 units)
how neurons form connections and relay
information between each other, and finally
how specific components of the nervous system function together to perceive the environment around us. Laboratory 30 hours.
Prerequisite: BIOL 25. (5 units)
113. Microbiology L&L
An introduction to the biology of microorganisms, with emphasis on the molecular
and cellular biology of bacteria, the diversity of microbial life, and the roles of microorganisms in human health and disease.
Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
124. Human Physiology L&L
Examining the physical and chemical basis
of human life, this course focuses on the
neural and endocrine control of physiologic
processes to maintain homeostasis. Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
114. Immunology
Principles, mechanisms, and techniques of
humoral and cellular aspects of the immune
response. Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity, tissue transplantation, tumor immunology, and immunodeficient states in
humans. Prerequisite: BIOL 25. (5 units)
115. Human Reproduction
and Development
Detailed study of the development and
function of the male and female reproductive systems, gametogenesis, fertilization and
implantation, and the anatomy of the heart,
circulatory, nervous, and skeletal systems
during embryogenesis. Where appropriate
the molecular mechanisms controlling the
determination of these developing systems
will be examined. Prerequisite: BIOL 24.
(5 units)
120. Animal Physiology L&L
Examination of physiological systems in animals, focusing on contrasting strategies for
maintaining homeostasis during stress,
exercise, starvation, and life in extreme environments. Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25. (5 units)
122. Neurobiology L&L
Study of the molecular basis of neurobiology: how the nervous system is structured,
125. Plant Physiology L&L
Physiological processes of plants, with
emphasis on current research in the field.
Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
127. Drugs and Toxins
in Human Biology
Pharmacology is the study of how therapeutic drugs work, while toxicology, a closely
related field, deals with the problems toxins
produce. General principles of drug and
toxin uptake, metabolism, distribution, and
elimination will be covered, as will the
major groups of therapeutic drugs. Important sources of toxins, and their effects on
humans, will also be discussed. Prerequisite:
BIOL 25. (5 units)
128. Plant Development L&L
Developmental processes of plants, with
emphasis on current research and experimental approaches. Laboratory 30 hours.
Prerequisite: BIOL 25. (5 units)
129. Human Physiology
Examining the physical and chemical bases
of human life, this course focuses on the
neural and endocrine control of physiological processes to maintain homeostasis.
(5 units)
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131. Agroecology L&L
The goal of agroecology is to reduce the
negative environmental impact of farming,
while meeting the food needs of the world.
Course examines current agricultural practices and evaluates alternative methods, including organic farming, agroforestry, and
applications of agricultural biotechnology.
The special problems of agriculture in the
developing world are discussed. Laboratory
30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 24. (5 units)
133. Ecology of California
Plant Communities L&L
This course focuses on the factors controlling plant community composition in California, with emphasis on the basic question
of plant ecology: Why are these plants here?
Field trips highlight the astounding diversity of the California floristic province, emphasizing identification of plant species and
sampling methods for ecological studies.
Laboratory and field work 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
134. California Plant Diversity L&L
This course surveys the major angiosperm
families in California, relies heavily on using
taxonomic keys to identify California plants
to species, and investigates evolutionary patterns characteristic of the California flora
through a combination of lab and substantial field experiences. Lab and field work 30
hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
136. Arctic Biology:
From Ecology to Genomics
The Arctic environment poses unique challenges to all of its inhabitants. This field/lab
course investigates the tundra ecosystem,
emphasizing adaptations to the cold, short
growing season and long day-length by both
plants and animals (including humans).
Students will gain first-hand research experience by conducting a research project that
integrates Arctic ecology and genomics.
Upon returning from Alaska, students will
apply genomic-scale tools to Arctic biology
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using quantitative PCR, microarrays, and
Next Gen sequencing technologies. Meets
weekly during spring quarter; field/lab components occur in the first four weeks of
summer. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
(5 units)
145. Virology
Biology of viruses: their structure, evolutionary origins, classification, genetics, laboratory propagation and diagnostic methods,
viral pathogenesis, response of host cells to
viral infection and salient aspects of the epidemiology of viral diseases. The focus will
be on viruses that infect eukaryotic cells,
emphasizing important viral groups that
infect humans. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
150. Conservation Biology L&L
Explores the applications of ecological and
genetic principles to the conservation of biological diversity. Emphasis on quantitative
tools, including trend analysis, population
viability analysis, and population genetics.
Laboratory and fieldwork involve exercises
with local plants and animals, as well as
computer exercises using data for endangered species. Laboratory and field work 30
hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
151. Restoration Ecology L& L
The science and practice of restoring degraded ecosystems, with an emphasis on
plant ecology. Through fieldwork in restoration experiments and examination of literature case studies, students will grapple with
basic questions: How do we decide what to
restore? How do we restore it? And how do
we know if we’re finished? Emphasis on
reading and writing scientific papers, working with data, and critically judging the success of restoration projects in meeting goals
of biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Laboratory and field work 30 hours. Also
listed as ENVS 151. Prerequisite: BIOL 23.
(5 units)
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156. General Ecology L&L
Quantitative study of the interrelationships
of organisms with their biotic and abiotic
environments. Emphasis on population dynamics, interspecific relationships, community structure, and ecosystem processes.
Laboratory and field work 30 hours, including one weekend field trip. Also listed as
ENVS 156. Prerequisites: BIOL 23 and
MATH 11. (5 units)
157. Environmental Biology
in the Tropics
Summer course that examines tropical biology and ecology and their relationship to
issues of sustainable development. Coursework on campus is followed by a field excursion to a study abroad site, lasting about
three weeks. Timing varies each year. Topics
include ecotourism and its impact on local
habitats and communities, ecology of tropical fauna and flora, and environmental
problems specific to tropical nations. This
course is taught in conjunction with other
SCU courses, such as political science,
which are required of all participants. Enrollment by application via International
Programs. Also listed as ENVS 141. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
158. Biology of Insects L&L
An introduction to basic and applied aspects
of insect biology, with emphasis on evolution, morphology, physiology, and behavior
of insects and related arthropods. Also includes a review of important agricultural,
medical, forestry, and veterinary pests. Laboratory and field work 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 24. (5 units)
160. Biostatistics L&L
A course in applied statistics for biologists
and environmental scientists planning to
conduct manipulative experiments. Students gain training in experimental design,
quantitative analysis, and hypothesis testing.
Theory and concepts are covered in lectures
and readings. Laboratory sessions provide
practical experience in computing statistical
procedures by hand and with statistical software. Examples used in lectures and lab assignments are derived from medical
research, physiology, genetics, ecology, and
environmental risk assessment. Laboratory
30 hours. Also listed as ENVS 110. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
165. Animal Behavior L&L
Examination of the behavior of animals in
nature using an organizational scheme that
recognizes proximate, or immediate, causes
of behavior and evolutionary bases for behavior. Topics include physiological correlates of behavior, perception of natural
stimuli (light, sound, chemicals), and behavioral ecology of foraging, mating systems, parent-offspring relationships, and
social behavior. Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units)
171. Ethical Issues in
Biotechnology and Genetics
An interdisciplinary consideration of contemporary biotechnology, and the ethical
implications inherent in the development
and use of such technology. Topics include
human cloning, stem cell research, human
genome project, genetic testing, gene therapy, genetically modified organisms, personalized medicine, clinical trials, and public
policy. BIOL 171 satisfies a biotechnology
minor requirement but NOT the ethics requirement. When taken concurrently with
BIOL 189, it satisfies an upper-division biology major requirement. It also fulfills the
third Religious Studies requirement. Prerequisite: BIOL 24 or permission of instructor.
BIOL 25 is strongly recommended. (5 units)
173. Evolution L&L
Examination of advanced concepts of modern evolutionary biology. Topics include the
evolutionary forces of microevolution, the
evolution of sex, adaptation, speciation,
human evolution, molecular evolution, and
macroevolutionary phenomena deciphered
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from phylogenetic trees. Laboratory experiments, field study, and computational activities 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 24.
Recommended: BIOL 110. (5 units)
174. Cell Biology L&L
Study of the function of cellular organelles
and the signaling pathways that control cell
reproduction. Topics include a detailed discussion of the structure of cell membranes,
nuclear and chromosome structure, DNA
replication, the microtubule and microfilament cytoskeleton, mitosis, mechanisms of
cell motility, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis. Laboratory experiments focus on cell
cycle regulation and cell differentiation.
Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
175. Molecular Biology L&L
An introduction to the maintenance and
flow of genetic information at the level of
protein-nucleic acid interactions. Lectures
focus on basic molecular biology concepts
and recombinant DNA technology. Laboratory 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 25.
(5 units)
176. Biotechnology Lab – Recombinant
DNA Technology L&L
Explores techniques for the analysis of
DNA, and the construction and manipulation of recombinant DNA molecules. Laboratory meets twice each week. Lectures
discuss the scientific basis for the lab methods, and their application in biomedical research and the biotechnology industry.
Laboratory 60 hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 25
and at least one upper-division biology laboratory course. (Does not include field courses.)
BIOL 175 recommended. (5 units)
177. Biotechnology Lab – Gene
Expression and Protein
Purification L&L
Explores principles and techniques for expression and purification of recombinant
proteins. Laboratory meets twice each week
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and will use techniques such as column
chromatography, mammalian tissue culture,
and various gene expression systems. Lectures discuss the theory behind the methods used in lab, as well as their application
in basic and applied research. Laboratory 60
hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 25 and at least one
upper-division biology laboratory course. (Does
not include field courses.) BIOL 175 recommended. (5 units)
178. Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics tools are important for storing, searching, and analyzing macromolecular sequences and structures. This course
in applied bioinformatics provides an indepth survey of modern bioinformatics
tools. Students will become proficient at
searching GenBank, downloading and analyzing sequences, and working with metadata. Each student will write an original
computer program to complete an independent research project. Software tools for
functional and evolutionary analysis of
nucleic acids and proteins will also be examined. Prerequisite: BIOL 25. BIOL 175 recommended. (5 units)
179. Cancer Biology L&L
Introduction to the molecular and cellular
basis of cancer. Introduction to the pathology of cancer. How basic processes such as
cell growth, cell cycle control, and cell death
are affected by molecular changes in oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes. Laboratory uses molecular and cytogenic tools
important in cancer diagnosis. Prerequisite:
BIOL 25. (5 units)
180. Marine Physiological
Ecology L&L
Examines principles of oceanography, biology and ecology of the oceans, focusing on
investigation of the diversity of marine
organisms and ecosystems of California.
Laboratory and field work 30 hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 24. (5 units)
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187. Biology of Aging
Analysis of the human aging process. The
biological, medical, social, and ethical issues
associated with aging in America. Topics include theories of aging, cancer, osteoporosis, sexuality, health-care costs, and death.
Open to all students. Does NOT count toward a major or minor in biology. (5 units)
189. Topics in Cell and
Molecular Biology
Seminar dealing with contemporary research in cellular and molecular biology and
biotechnology. Students are required to lead
discussions and participate in critical analysis of recently published research articles.
Does NOT count as an upper-division
course toward a major or minor in biology,
but allows BIOL 171 to count as an upperdivision biology course for the biology
major or minor when BIOL 189 and BIOL
171 are taken during the same quarter.
BIOL 189 may be taken up to two times
for credit. Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Genetics, Cell Biology,
Microbiology, or Molecular Biology. Students
who have completed BIOL 25 are welcome to
attend and participate in the discussion of these
topics but may not take the course for credit
until they have completed one of the prerequisites. (3 units)
190A and 190B. Contemporary
Issues in Biology
Specialized treatment of some aspect of biology of current interest to the biologist as
well as to society in general. Prerequisites will
be specified according to topic. (5 units)
191. Project Lab: Biotechnology
Project lab is an intensive, research-oriented
course where students conduct projects directly related to the study of DNA damage
and repair, important processes involved in
cancer and aging. The class will use current
cellular and molecular approaches and will
emphasize critical thinking, experimental
design, and scientific communication.
Fulfills the Biotechnology laboratory requirement for the minor. Laboratory 60
hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 25 and at least one
upper-division laboratory course (does not include field courses). BIOL 175 recommended.
(5 units)
192. Topics in Conservation Biology
Seminar focusing on current journal articles
in the field of conservation biology. Students
are required to lead discussions and participate in the critical analysis of these articles.
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 150, BIOL 156, or BIOL
155, or consent of instructor. (5 units)
198. Internship and
Undergraduate Research
Students wishing to take either 198A or
198B should have a GPA of 3.0 or better in
biology and must present an outline of their
projected research to the chair not later than
the fifth week of the term preceding the start
of the project. Prerequisite: Departmental
and University permission. (1–5 units)
198A. Internship
Research in off-campus programs under the
direct guidance of cooperating research scientists and faculty advisors. (1–5 units)
198B. Research
Supervised laboratory research culminating
in a written report suitable for publication.
Sustained for one year with credit given for
one term. (1–5 units)
199. Directed Reading and Research
Detailed investigation of a specific topic in
biology under the close direction of a faculty member. Students wishing to take this
course should have a GPA of 3.0 or better in
biology and must present an outline of their
projected research to the department chair
not later than the fifth week of the term preceding the start of the project, which will
continue for one term only. Prerequisite: Departmental and University permission.
(1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Professors Emeriti: Lawrence C. Nathan, Robert J. Pfeiffer, Michael A. Sweeney
Professors: John C. Gilbert (Department Chair), Patrick E. Hoggard (Fletcher Jones
Professor), W. Atom Yee
Associate Professors: Linda S. Brunauer, Michael R. Carrasco, Brian J. McNelis,
Amy M. Shachter
Assistant Professors: Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Amelia Fuller (Clare Boothe Luce
Professor), Steven W. Suljak, Korin E. Wheeler
Senior Lecturer: Steven L. Fedder
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers three baccalaureate degrees:
the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and the
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. The curriculum is accredited by the American Chemical Society, the professional organization for chemistry. The program prepares students
for further work in chemistry, either in graduate school or as professional chemists. In
addition, a chemistry degree is excellent preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry,
law, engineering, business, and teaching. A minor in chemistry is also available.
All Bachelor of Science degrees provide graduates with the background necessary to
begin a career in chemistry at industrial and governmental laboratories, for admission to
institutions offering graduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and to medical and
dental schools as well as other professional programs in the health professions. The chemistry major provides equal training in all the disciplines in chemistry, and the biochemistry major combines training in chemistry with additional coursework in cell and
molecular biology. The Bachelor of Science-ACS certified degrees meet all recommended
standards for chemists and biochemists as mandated by the American Chemical Society.
The Bachelor of Arts degree allows students the most freedom in choosing electives,
and therefore is an excellent program for pre-medical or pre-teaching students. Students
with a strong interest in the liberal arts or who wish to pursue subjects outside the standard science curriculum will benefit from this degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree can
be effectively combined with a pre-law or business curriculum to provide excellent preparation for law or business careers in the technology sector.
Undergraduate research is a critical component of our degrees and most of our majors conduct research in collaboration with chemistry faculty mentors. Research in the
department has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science
Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, the Dreyfus Foundation, and the Research Corporation. Majors in chemistry, biology, and combined sciences participate in faculty research projects
through CHEM 182, 183, and 184. In addition, advanced students have opportunities
for part-time employment assisting faculty in laboratory and related teaching activities.
The chemistry and biochemistry curricula are designed to be flexible in the sequence
of upper-division coursework so as to allow students to participate in study-abroad programs. Students interested in study abroad should meet with a faculty advisor to plan
the junior and senior year courses as early as possible in their academic careers.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees, students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry must
complete the following departmental requirements for each degree option:
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
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CHEM 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
CHEM 102, 111, 141, 151, 152, 154
Three upper-division chemistry electives
Four quarters of CHEM 115
MATH 11, 12, 13
PHYS 31, 32, 33; or PHYS 11, 12, 13
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – ACS Certified
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CHEM 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
CHEM 102, 111, 141, 150, 151, 152, 154
CHEM 183, 184
Two upper-division chemistry electives
Four quarters of CHEM 115
MATH 11, 12, 13
PHYS 31, 32, 33
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
• CHEM 101, 111, 141, 142, 143, 150, 151 or 152
• Two additional upper-division chemistry electives; BIOL 110, 113, 174, or 176
may be taken to satisfy one of these two electives
• Four quarters of CHEM 115
• MATH 11, 12, 13
• PHYS 31, 32, 33; or PHYS 11, 12, 13
• BIOL 21, 24, 25, 175
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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – ACS Certified
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CHEM 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
CHEM 101, 111, 141, 142, 143, 150, 151 or 152, 154
CHEM 183, 184
Two additional upper-division chemistry electives; BIOL 110, 113, 174, or 176
may be taken to satisfy one of these two electives
Four quarters of CHEM 115
MATH 11, 12, 13
PHYS 31, 32, 33
BIOL 21, 24, 25, 175
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
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CHEM 11, 12, 13, 15, 31, 32, 33
CHEM 101 or 102, 111, 141, 150 or 151 or 152
Two additional upper-division chemistry electives
Upper-division lab requirement: 30 hours, which can be satisfied by CHEM
102, 143, 154, or one unit of CHEM 182
• Four quarters of CHEM 115
• MATH 11, 12, 13
• PHYS 31, 32, 33; or PHYS 11, 12, 13
Chemistry electives for all degrees can be fulfilled by taking any upper-division chemistry class of three units or more, including CHEM 183 and 184.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in chemistry:
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32, and 33
• Twelve units of upper-division chemistry courses
PREPARATION IN CHEMISTRY FOR ADMISSION TO
TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach chemistry in
California secondary schools must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers
(CSET), a subject area competency examination. The secondary teaching credential requires the completion of an approved credential program that can be completed as a fifth
year of study and student teaching, or through an undergraduate summer program and internship. Students who are contemplating secondary school teaching in chemistry should
consult with the coordinator in the Department of Chemistry as early as possible.
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
Note: No course offered by the Department of
Chemistry is subject to challenge, i.e., to fulfillment by a special examination.
1. Chemistry and the Environment
A survey of the role of chemistry in major
environmental issues such as global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion, photochemical smog, persistent organic pollutants,
fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable energy, recycling and environmental fate of pollutants. Laboratory 3 hours every other week.
(4 units)
2. Chemistry in the Modern World
Some of the most fundamental principles
of chemistry are presented along with many
examples of the role of chemistry in consumer, environmental, and human health
applications. (4 units)
5. Chemistry: An Experimental Science
A survey of modern chemical applications,
including applications to health, the environment, and consumer issues, and an introduction to the scientific method of
inquiry. Laboratory 3 hours every other
week. (4 units)
11. General Chemistry I
Topics include chemical properties and reactions, thermochemistry, stoichiometry,
quantitative problem-solving, and an introduction to ionic and covalent chemical
bonding. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
(5 units)
11H. General Chemistry I Honors
Accelerated treatment of CHEM 11 material and presentation of other topics not normally covered in general chemistry.
Laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite:
Grade of at least “3” on the Chemistry advanced placement test and permission of instructor or participation in University
Honors Program. (5 units)
12. General Chemistry II
Subjects include properties of solids, liquids,
and gases, properties of solutions, chemical
kinetics, properties of acids and bases, and
an introduction to chemical equilibria. Several lectures deal with special topics chosen
at the discretion of the instructor. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM
11 with a grade of C– or better. (5 units)
12H. General Chemistry II Honors
Accelerated treatment of CHEM 12 material and presentation of other topics not normally covered in general chemistry.
Laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite:
Strong performance in CHEM 11H or
CHEM 11 and permission of instructor or
participation in University Honors Program.
(5 units)
13. General Chemistry III
Topics include aqueous equilibrium, acidbase chemistry, chemical thermodynamics,
electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and statistical tools required for data analysis. The laboratory introduces quantitative analysis
methods such as titration, spectroscopy, and
electrochemistry. Laboratory 4 hours per
week. Prerequisite: CHEM 12 with a grade
of C– or better. (5 units)
15. Introduction to Research
This course introduces students to opportunities for undergraduate research in the
department. Departmental faculty present
their current research. Also, an overview of
typical tools used in pursuing scientific research projects is provided. Students interested in the chemistry major/minor should
ordinarily take this course before the end of
their sophomore year. (1 unit)
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19. Chemistry for Teachers
This laboratory-based course is designed to
teach the fundamental concepts of chemistry and is geared toward students who are
interested in becoming elementary or middle school teachers. The course focuses on
the following concepts: nature of matter,
atomic structure, chemical bonding, and
chemical reactions. While learning these
core concepts, students will experience what
it means to do science by developing their
experimentation skills as they participate in
a classroom scientific community. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (4 units)
31. Organic Chemistry I
Topics include organic structure and
conformations, stereochemistry, structurereactivity relationships, and the chemistry
of alkyl halides and alkenes. Special emphasis is placed on understanding reaction
mechanisms. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 13 with a grade of C- or
better. (5 units)
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32. Organic Chemistry II
Topics include spectroscopy and the chemistry of alkynes, ethers, alcohols, and carbonyl compounds. Laboratory 3 hours per
week. Prerequisite: CHEM 31 with a grade
of C- or better. (5 units)
33. Organic Chemistry III
Topics include carbonyl condensation reactions, aromatic substitutions, amines, carbohydrates, and peptide and protein
synthesis. Other advanced topics may include pericyclic reactions and natural product synthesis. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 32 with a grade of C- or
better. (5 units)
99. Independent Laboratory
Laboratory course, primarily for transfer
students to make up lower-division laboratory as needed for equivalency with CHEM
11, 12, 13, 31, 32, and/or 33. Prerequisite:
Approval of department chair. (1 unit)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
Note: No course offered by the Department of
Chemistry is subject to challenge, i.e., to fulfillment by a special examination.
separations. Laboratory 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 13. Co-requisite:
CHEM 32. (5 units)
101. Bioinorganic Chemistry
Structure, properties, and reactivity of metal
complexes and the function of metal ions in
biological processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 32.
(5 units)
115. Chemistry Seminar
Active areas of research in university, industrial, and government laboratories, presented by guest speakers. May be repeated
for credit. P/NP. (0.5 units)
102. Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to inorganic chemistry with
emphasis on the nonmetals. Laboratory 3
hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 13.
(5 units)
130. Organic Syntheses
Modern synthetic methods applied to the
preparation of structurally complex target
compounds, such as bioactive natural products and pharmaceuticals. Extensive discussion of synthetic planning, known as
retrosynthetic analysis, emphasizing the
standard bond-forming methods learned in
CHEM 31–33. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: CHEM 33. (5 units)
111. Instrumental Analysis
Principles and use of instrumentation.
Focus on electronics, spectroscopic methods, mass spectrometry, and chemical
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131. Bioorganic Chemistry
Chemical synthesis of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, peptides, proteins, and reaction
mechanisms of biological cofactors. Offered
in alternate years. Prerequisite: CHEM 33.
(5 units)
141. Biochemistry I
An introduction to structure/function relationships of biologically important molecules, enzymology, membrane biochemistry,
and selected aspects of the intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates. Co-requisite:
CHEM 33. (5 units)
142. Biochemistry II
Includes a study of various aspects of the intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates,
lipids, and amino acids as well as nucleic
acid structure and function, protein synthesis and subcellular sorting, and more advanced molecular physiology, including
membrane biochemistry, signal transduction, and hormone action. Prerequisite:
CHEM 141. (5 units)
143. Biochemical Techniques
A laboratory course emphasizing fundamental theory and practice in biochemical
laboratory techniques, including preparation and handling of reagents; isolation, purification, and characterization of
biomolecules; enzyme kinetics; spectrophotometric assays; and electrophoretic and immunological techniques. Laboratory 8
hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 141
and consent of instructor. (3 units)
150. Biophysical Chemistry
Introduction to the physical behavior of
biomolecules. Topics include transport
properties, reaction kinetics, sedimentation,
binding dynamics, molecular motion, and
electron transfer. Prerequisites: MATH 13
and CHEM 33 or consent of instructor.
(5 units)
151. Spectroscopy
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, including wave functions and probability; rotational, vibrational, and electronic
transitions; atomic and molecular electronic
structure; and magnetic resonance. Prerequisites: MATH 13 and CHEM 33. (5 units)
152. Chemical Thermodynamics
Fundamental laws of thermodynamics, and
applications to ideal and real gas equations
of state, ideal and real solutions, phase equilibria, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites:
MATH 13 and CHEM 33. (5 units)
154. Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Experimental applications of thermodynamics, kinetics, spectroscopy, and other aspects of physical chemistry. Laboratory 8
hours per week. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in or have completed CHEM 151 or
CHEM 152. (3 units)
182. Undergraduate Research
Experimental research project supervised by
chemistry faculty. Each unit requires a minimum of 30 hours of laboratory work. May
be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent
of instructor. (1–3 units)
183. Senior Research Experience
Individual research under the supervision of
chemistry faculty, culminating in a comprehensive progress report. Laboratory at least
9 hours per week. Prerequisites: Senior standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.
(3 units)
184. Capstone Research Experience
Continuation of individual research under
the supervision of a chemistry faculty mentor, culminating in a thesis and oral presentation. Laboratory at least 9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: CHEM 182 or CHEM 183
and consent of instructor. (3 units)
CLASSICS
190. Special Topics in Chemistry
Special Topics courses may be offered as
2–5 unit courses covering advanced topics
in any of the five areas of study in chemistry. These courses may be offered as oncea-week seminars or follow more traditional
course schedules. The course units will
vary based on the number of course meetings per quarter and the course workload.
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Possible topics are organic mechanisms,
transition metals in organic synthesis, materials, nanotechnology, photochemistry,
bioanalytical chemistry, electrochemistry,
molecular physiology, and membrane biochemistry. This course may be repeated for
credit if the topics vary. (2–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS
Professors: William S. Greenwalt, John R. Heath (Department Chair)
Associate Professors: Scott LaBarge, Michael McCarthy, S.J., Helen E. Moritz
Senior Lecturer: John R. Dunlap
Classics in the broad sense is the study of all aspects of the life and culture of ancient
Greece and Rome. The Department of Classics offers courses that explore the most important areas of these ancient civilizations and their Mediterranean context: language (ancient Greek and Latin), literature, history, philosophy, mythology, religion, and art.
Most courses in the department are open to any interested student. Classics courses,
such as Mythology, Classical Tragedy, Ancient Greek Religion, and Women in Antiquity,
require no knowledge of an ancient language. Latin or Greek may be taken to satisfy the
secondary language requirement. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the field,
classics provides an ideal liberal arts curriculum that is an excellent background for careers
in many areas.
Majors and minors are available in several programs in the Department of Classics: ancient studies, classical studies, and classical languages and literatures (Latin or Greek).
There is a major, but no minor, in Latin and Greek. Because course offerings in any one
term are limited, students wishing a classics major are encouraged to plan their curriculum in consultation with a faculty advisor at the earliest possible date.
Students may fulfill their foreign language Core Curriculum requirement by successfully completing a proficiency examination in Latin or Greek at the level required for
their program of study. Contact the department chair to make arrangements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts degree, students majoring in classics must complete the following departmental requirements for each degree option:
Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Studies
• CLAS 60 (or departmentally approved substitute)
• Cultures and Ideas sequence approved by the department
• Two additional lower-division courses from CLAS 65, 67, 68, 69, 75; various
courses in religious studies from an approved list
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• Seven upper-division courses from perspectives that include language and
literature; philosophy and religious studies; art history, music/theatre and dance;
and history and political science; at least one course must be taken in each of
three of the four disciplinary perspectives, and three courses must be taken
within one of these perspectives): CLAS 141, 175, 181, 182, 184; ENGL 161;
CLAS 112, 114, 177; PHIL 131; various courses in religious studies (consult
with department chair); ARTH 104, 106, 110; CLAS 181, 182; CLAS 108,
109, 110, 111, 176, 183, 185, 186, 187; POLI 111
• CLAS 198A and CLAS 198B
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages and Literatures
Major in Latin or Greek
• Nine upper-division courses in the language of concentration and a capstone
project (CLAS 198A and CLAS 198B)
Major in Latin and Greek
• Nine upper-division courses in the ancient languages, with at least six of these
in a single language, and a capstone project (CLAS 198A and CLAS 198B)
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies
• Five courses in Latin or Greek, which may include the elementary sequence.
Students entering with prior study of Latin or Greek may substitute up to two
courses in classical literature with advance approval of the department chair.
• CLAS 65
• Cultures and Ideas sequence approved by the department
• One course from: CLAS 60, 67, 68, 69, 75
• One course from: CLAS 141, 175, 181, 182, 184
• One course from the CLAS 120-, 130-, 150-, and 160-series
• Two courses from CLAS 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 176, 183
• One course from CLAS 177, 178, 185, 186, 187; POLI 111; ARTH 104, 106,
110; PHIL 131
• CLAS 198A and CLAS 198B
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in each degree option:
Minor in Ancient Studies
• CLAS 60 (or departmentally approved substitute)
• Any two additional approved lower-division courses of the student’s choice
• Four approved upper-division courses of the student’s choice, with at least two
coming from different perspectives, which include language and literature;
philosophy and religious studies; art history, music/theatre and dance; and
history and political science
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Minor in Classical Languages and Literatures
• Completion of 20 upper-division units in either Latin or Greek
Minor in Classical Studies
• Fulfillment of the second language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Latin
or Greek
• Cultures and Ideas sequence approved by the department
• Two upper-division courses in classical literature, in the original or in translation
• One upper-division course in ancient literature, history, philosophy, or art
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: LATIN
1. Elementary Latin I
Introduction to vocabulary, forms, and
grammar of classical Latin. Development of
the reading skills with supporting exercises
in writing. No language laboratory. (4 units)
2. Elementary Latin II
Continuation of Latin I. (4 units)
3. Elementary Latin III
Completion of elementary Latin. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: LATIN
101. Intermediate Latin
A course for students who have finished
basic Latin grammar. Students will review
Latin forms and syntax while reading prose
and poetry of increasing complexity. Students will be prepared to enroll in Latin
reading courses covering individual authors
and genres. Offered in fall quarter only.
(5 units)
121. Caesar
Representative selections from the Commentarii on the Gallic War and/or Bellum
Civile. Consideration of the adaptation of
history to political ends. (5 units)
122. Catullus
Lyric poems, short epigrams, and longer
mythological poems by the late Republican
poet of personal love and sophisticated society. (5 units)
123. Roman Comedy
One or more plays by Plautus or Terence.
Origins and nature of Roman comedy.
(5 units)
124. Ovid
Selections from the major works, which include love poems, Amores; a handbook for
amatory success, Ars Amatoria; and the epic
compendium of mythology, the Metamorphoses. (5 units)
125. Cicero: Philosophical Works
Consideration of Cicero’s eclectic philosophy through a careful reading of one or
more of his philosophical dialogues.
(5 units)
126. Cicero: Oratory and Rhetoric
One or more exemplars of Cicero’s rhetorical style or rhetorical theory. Consideration
of rhetorical form, figures, and topoi.
(5 units)
127. Vergil: Aeneid
The epic poem on the effort of founding
Rome and the cost of its greatness. Consideration of the traditional and innovative features of Vergil’s epic style and purpose.
Attention to epic meter. (5 units)
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131. Vergil: Eclogues and Georgics
Vergil’s earlier works: pastoral poems set in
an idealized landscape and the didactic
poem on the agriculture and countryside of
his native Italy. (5 units)
132. Horace
Selections from the odes and epodes. Attention to the adaptation of Greek lyric forms
and rhythms to the Latin language. (5 units)
133. Livy
Selections from the Ab Urbe Condita—the
history of Rome from its semimythical
founding through monarchy, early Republic, and Punic Wars. (5 units)
134. Roman Satire
Representative selections from among the
works of Horace, Juvenal, and others. Origins and development of the satiric mode in
Latin literature. (5 units)
135. Medieval Latin
Major works of prose and poetry from the
fourth century to the Renaissance. St.
Augustine’s Confessions; the histories of Gregory of Tours, Bede, and Einhard; Latin
fables; popular songs such as the Carmina
Burana; and the humanistic writings of
Dante and Petrarch. (5 units)
137. Special Topics: Poetry
Occasional courses in selected authors or
genres for advanced students. Possible topics: Lucretius or elegy. (5 units)
138. Special Topics: Prose
Occasional courses in selected authors or
genres for advanced students. Possible topics: Cicero’s letters, Tacitus, or other Roman
historians. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: GREEK
21. Elementary Greek I
Introduction to vocabulary, forms, and
grammar of Attic Greek. Development of
reading skills with supporting exercises in
writing. No language laboratory. (4 units)
22. Elementary Greek II
Continuation of Greek I. (4 units)
23. Elementary Greek III
Completion of Greek grammar. Introduction to reading Greek literature. (4 units)
CLASSICS
154. Herodotus
Selections from the Persian Wars. Herodotus’
achievements and limitations as the “Father
of History.” Peculiarities of the Ionic dialect.
(5 units)
155. Plato
Careful reading from one or more dialogues
such as Apology, Crito, Phaedo, and Republic.
Detailed study of dialogue mode of discourse; overview of Plato’s philosophy.
(5 units)
156. Greek New Testament
Readings selected from the Koine Greek
text of the New Testament with a concentration on the gospels, John, or the epistles.
Close reading of the text with a view to theological implications of the vocabulary.
Introduction to primary research tools.
(5 units)
161. Homer: Iliad
Selected passages illustrating the course and
consequences of the wrath of Achilles and
the nature of the hero. Consideration of epic
meter and conventions. (5 units)
162. Sophocles
A complete tragic drama. Attention to characterization, dramatic structure, and poetry,
and to the author’s particular contributions
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to the development of the tragic form. Metrical reading of the text. (5 units)
163. Aeschylus
A complete tragic drama. Attention to characterization, dramatic structure, and poetry,
and to the author’s particular contributions
to the development of the tragic form. Metrical reading of the text. (5 units)
164. Oratory
Selections from a representative Greek orator such as Demosthenes or Lysias. Consideration of classical rhetorical forms and
topoi. (5 units)
165. Lyric Poetry
Fragments of Alcaeus, Archilochus, Sappho,
Simonides, and others. Development of
elegiac, iambic, and melic forms. (5 units)
167. Special Topics: Poetry
Occasional courses in selected authors or
genres for advanced students. Possible topics: Hesiod or Pindar. (5 units)
168. Special Topics: Prose
Occasional courses in selected authors or
genres for advanced students. Possible topics: Thucydides or Xenophon. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: GREEK
105. Advanced Greek
Selected aspects of Greek grammar in the
context of reading excerpts from Greek
prose and poetry. Prerequisite: CLAS 23 or
equivalent. (5 units)
152. Homer: Odyssey
Selected passages demonstrating the fusion
of the heroic and the romantic in an epic of
peacetime. Consideration of epic meter and
conventions. (5 units)
151. Lucian
Selections from the author’s satirical treatments of mythology, history, philosophy,
and rhetoric and/or from the fantasy called
A True Story. Lucian’s place in the Second
Sophistic. (5 units)
153. Euripides
A complete tragic drama. Attention to characterization, dramatic structure, and poetry,
and to Euripides’ place in the history of
tragedy. Metrical reading of dialogue.
(5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: CLASSICS
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
This two-course sequence examines the
central themes associated with the construction of Western culture in its global
context. Focusing on cultural comparison
and contrast, students will explore significant texts, ideas, issues, and events in their
historical context from a humanistic perspective. (4 units each quarter)
60. Introduction to Ancient Studies
An exploration of the nature of political and
religious authority; that is, the relationship
between the individual, the state, and the
divine—in three different ancient civilizations. The primary “texts” for this investigation are the representative monuments of
each culture: the pyramids of Egypt (particularly the Old Kingdom), the Temple of
Solomon in Jerusalem in the united monarchy, and the Parthenon of 5th-century
Athens. (4 units)
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61. Survey of Classical Literature
Also listed as ENGL 11. For course description see ENGL 11. (4 units)
62. Western Civilization: Ancient
Also listed as HIST 21. For course description see HIST 21. (4 units)
65. Classical Mythology
Principal gods and heroes of Greek and
Roman antiquity: their stories, significance,
and pictorial representations. Implications
of myth in society and possible origins of
myth. Important background for European
and English literature. (4 units)
67. Ancient Greek Religion
Consideration of the differing attitudes
and expectations of polytheisms and
monotheisms, and of religious expression
in the context of classical Greek cult and
ritual. Readings are drawn from a wide variety of literary, historical, philosophical,
and epigraphical texts. Also listed as HIST
16. (4 units)
68. Ancient Roman Religion
Examination of religious practices, institutions, and beliefs of the ancient Romans.
Special consideration of interconnections in
Roman religiosity between the acts/beliefs
of individuals and the concerns of the state.
Concludes with philosophic mysticism,
magic, mystery religions, and Christianity.
Also listed as HIST 17. (4 units)
69. History of Early Christianity
Exploration of how and why the church
evolved from a marginal Jewish apocalyptic
sect in the tumultuous world of first-century Judaea to become the official religion of
the previously pagan Roman Empire.
Development of a greater appreciation for
the rich tapestry of religious, social, and political events during the Roman Empire that
contributed to the rise of Christianity. Also
listed as RSOC 65. (4 units)
75. Classics in Cinema
A survey of the classical world through selected dramatic films illustrating sequentially the cultural and political history of
ancient Greece and Rome. Close viewings
of popular films, with comparative reference
to sources and practice in the techniques of
film criticism. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: CLASSICS
108. Ancient Greece
A survey of Hellenic history from the
Bronze Age to Alexander the Great. Emphasis on the rise and fall of the polis as an
independent social, cultural, and political
community. Also listed as HIST 108.
(5 units)
109. The Hellenistic Age
A cultural, social, and political review of
Alexander the Great’s conquests and their
Hellenistic ramifications through the reign
of Egypt’s Cleopatra VII. Also listed as HIST
109. (5 units)
110. Roman Republic
A political, military, social, and cultural review of the rise and fall of the most successful state the West has ever known. Also listed
as HIST 110. (5 units)
111. Roman Empire
A political, social, and cultural survey of the
Roman Empire beginning with Augustus
and tracing changes in Rome from the development of the Roman Empire as a world
state to the development of Christianity as
a world religion. Also listed as HIST 111.
(5 units)
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112. World of Augustine
In his life and writings, St. Augustine marks
the point of transition from the ancient to
the Medieval world. Augustine’s personal
odyssey, culminating in his conversion to
Christianity, in The Confessions; in the City
of God and excerpts from other treatises, examination of the three principal controversies to which Augustine directed his
intellectual energy: the Manichaean, the
Donatist, and the Pelagian. Also includes an
overview of late antiquity: major figures, key
movements, and decisive events amid the
dissolution of the Western empire. (5 units)
175. Topics in Classical Literature
Occasional courses or seminars in specialized topics. Consult current course descriptions for details. (5 units)
114. Imperialism and Religion:
Roman Britain
Focus on Roman Britain in order to illustrate how imperialistic powers manipulate
the religions of the peoples who come under
their sway both to foster pacification in
newly won territories and to redirect the political loyalties of new subjects. Course compares and contrasts the religious traditions
of the Romans and the Celts and notes how
religious policy in Britain was not historically unique; cross-cultural comparisons will
be made using more modern comparisons
and contrasts. Also listed as HIST 114.
(5 units)
178. Topics in Classical Culture
Occasional courses or seminars in specialized topics. Consult current course descriptions for details. (5 units)
141. Love and Relationships
in Classical Antiquity
An examination of the many forms of loving and erotic relationships as they pertained
to the Greek and Roman quest for the best
human life. Readings in Euripides, Sappho,
Ovid, Plato, Aristotle, and many others
from genres of poetry, essays, letters, tragedy,
and philosophy. (5 units)
146. Age of Socrates
A study of Socrates as both historical and
literary figure, with special attention to his
political and cultural context, and to our
three chief sources on him and his philosophical activities: Aristophanes, Plato, and
Xenophon. (5 units)
176. Topics in Ancient History
Occasional courses or seminars in specialized topics. Consult current course descriptions for details. (5 units)
177. Topics in Ancient Philosophy
Occasional courses or seminars in specialized topics. Consult current course descriptions for details. (5 units)
181. Classical Tragedy
Representative works of the principal Greek
tragic playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles,
and Euripides. Features of the tragic genre,
its origins, and the conventions of its performance. At the discretion of the instructor, may include satyr drama and/or the
Roman tragedy of Seneca. Also listed as
ENGL 110 and THTR 181. (5 units) NCX
182. Classical Comedy
An exploration of various styles of and approaches to humor in the ancient Greek and
Roman world, chiefly as seen through the
genres of satyr drama, Greek Old and New
comedy, and Roman comedy. At the discretion of the instructor, may include satire,
spoof literature, and invective. Also listed as
ENGL 111 and THTR 182. (5 units) NCX
183. Greek and Roman Historiography
A survey of the origin and development of
historical prose from Herodotus through
Ammianus Marcellinus. Consideration of
history as an artistic genre; special attention
to the authors’ various political and ideological purposes. (5 units)
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184. Classical Mythology
in the Western Tradition
An exploration of some of the ways authors
from the classical period through the 20th
century have manipulated Greek myths for
their own poetic and political purposes.
Focus is on the legends surrounding the fall
of Troy, with particular attention paid to the
shifting character of perhaps the two most
protean figures in Greek mythology,
Odysseus and Helen. Texts include selections from Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid,
and Dante’s Inferno, and unexcerpted works
by Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Gorgias
and Isocrates, Ovid, Seneca, Dictys and
Dares, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Giraudoux,
modern Greek poets, and the Coen brothers. Also listed as ENGL 187. (5 units)
185. Women in Ancient Greece
Investigation into the representation and the
reality of women’s lives in ancient Greece,
from mythistoric times through the Hellenistic period, from the evidence of literature, history, philosophy, and religions, from
legal and documentary texts, and from art.
Significance of the status of and views about
women in the ancient contexts and for
modern times. Also listed as ENGL 186A.
(5 units)
186. Women in Ancient Rome
Investigation into the representation and
the reality of women’s lives in ancient
Rome, from mythistoric times of the
founding of Rome to the advent of Christianity, from the evidence of literature,
history, philosophy, and religion, from legal
and documentary texts, and from art. Significance of the status of and views about
women in the ancient contexts and for
modern times. Also listed as ENGL 186B.
(5 units)
187. Family in Antiquity
A survey of family social, economic, political, and religious roles in various ancient
Greek states and in Republican and Imperial Rome. Also listed as HIST 113. (5 units)
197A. Senior Thesis I
Identification of a coherent topic, development of a detailed outline, and preparation
of an annotated bibliography, conducted
under the active direction of a member of
the Classics faculty. Prerequisites: For senior
classics majors only; advance permission of
instructor and department chair required.
(3 units)
197B. Senior Thesis II
Supervised completion of the final draft,
public oral presentation, and defense of the
senior thesis. Prerequisites: CLAS 198A; for
senior classics majors only; advance permission
of instructor and department chair required.
(3 units)
199. Directed Reading/Research
Individually designed programs of reading
or research, in Latin, Greek, or classics (i.e.,
literature in translation or culture). Available
to advanced students. Advance permission of
instructor and department chair required.
(5 units)
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COMBINED SCIENCES PROGRAM
Director: Craig M. Stephens (Biology)
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Combined Sciences
for students who have an interdisciplinary interest in the sciences. This degree provides
breadth of basic natural science training along with meaningful exposure to analytical
frameworks used in the social sciences. The combined sciences major nourishes intellectual flexibility, fosters awareness of the multiplicity of forces that shape our world, and encourages students to think about interconnections among processes other disciplines may
examine in isolation.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree, students majoring in combined sciences must complete the following
requirements:
• MATH 11, 12
• BIOL 21, 22, 24
• BIOL 23 or 25
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32
• PHYS 11, 12, 13 or PHYS 31, 32, 33
• ENVS 2 or 11 or 12 or CHEM 1
• POLI 1 or SOCI 1
• ANTH 3 or POLI 2
• PSYC 1 or PSYC 2 or PSYC 150 or SOCI 127
• BIOL 187 or ANTH 172 or PSYCH 196 or SOCI 138 or ECON 101
• SOCI 148, 149, 165 or 172
• Five other approved upper-division natural or social science courses; at least two
of these must be selected from the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics)
PREPARATION IN COMBINED SCIENCES FOR ADMISSION
TO TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach science in
California secondary schools must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers
(CSET), a subject area competency examination. The secondary teaching credential requires the completion of an approved credential program that can be completed as a fifth
year of study and student teaching, or internship. Students who are contemplating secondary school teaching in science should consult with the coordinator in the Department of
Chemistry as early as possible.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Professors: Don C. Dodson, Sally Lehrman (Knight Ridder/Mercury News Professor),
Emile G. McAnany, Paul A. Soukup, S.J. (Department Chair)
Associate Professors: Christine M. Bachen, Laura Ellingson, Stephen C. Lee,
Yahia Mahamdi, Charles H. Raphael, Sunwolf
Assistant Professors: Hsin-I Cheng, Rohit Chopra, Michael Whalen
Senior Lecturer: Barbara Kelley
Renewable Term Lecturer: Gordon Young
The Department of Communication offers a program of studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. The major prepares students for various graduate and
professional studies and for careers in the communication industry. An academic minor
also is available. Communication majors focus on the communication process in interpersonal, mass media, and computer-based contexts. They explore the theory, research
methodologies, responsibilities, institutional structures, and effects of mass and interpersonal communication. The department gives special consideration to new and developing communication technologies.
The major also integrates theory with practice. It allows students to apply their knowledge of the communication process to the study and creation of communication products (speeches, television programs, newspaper stories, Web sites, etc.). Particular attention
is given to developing students’ concerns for ethics and the common good.
Because the communication field requires students to have a broad liberal arts education, students work closely with a department faculty advisor to plan a cohesive academic
program that combines courses in the Department of Communication with courses in
other departments. Often students complete a minor or take a number of courses in related disciplines, such as marketing, theatre arts, psychology, or political science.
The communication curriculum provides nonmajors with the opportunity to acquire
a critical understanding of the communication process and contemporary media, to improve oral and written skills, and to heighten visual awareness.
All students are encouraged to participate in one of the student-run campus media.
Special credit practica for such work may be included in the student’s academic program.
All junior and senior students are encouraged to complete an internship at an off-campus media organization or other communication-related institution. The department
maintains a list of potential internships that may be completed for credit as COMM 198.
The Department of Communication will accept no more than two study abroad
courses (lower-division, upper-division, or a combination) toward completion of the communication course requirements. Courses taken abroad will be accepted on a case-bycase basis as completing specific communication lower-division requirements.
Upper-division courses taken abroad will be accepted only as communication upper-division elective credit. Courses taken abroad will not be accepted as completing the required List A, List B, research methods, or thesis/capstone requirements. Whenever
possible the chair of the department will determine equivalency credit based upon the
course description in the literature from the foreign university. Study abroad programs run
by Santa Clara may fulfill some communication requirements subject to approval by the
chair of the department.
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One of the oldest forensic programs in continuous operation on the West Coast, Santa
Clara Debate provides a challenging and rigorous co-curricular activity designed to develop public speaking skills, critical thinking, and public policy analysis. The program is
open to all majors and years regardless of previous speech or debate experience. The schedule offers national level competition in both policy team debate and in parliamentary
team debate along with numerous on-campus activities related to competitive speech,
including hosting high school invitationals. Students may receive academic credit, and
policy debate participants are eligible to apply for merit scholarships.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts degree, students majoring in communication must complete the following departmental requirements:
• COMM 1
• COMM 2
• COMM 12
• COMM 20
• COMM 30 or COMM 31
• COMM 40
• Two upper-division communication theory courses (signified by the letter “A”
in the course number)
• One upper-division communication applied course (signified by the letter “B”
in the course number)
• Two additional approved elective upper-division communication courses
• COMM 110
• COMM 111
• COMM 112 or COMM 113–116
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in communication:
• COMM 1 or COMM 2
• Two approved upper-division communication courses
• Three additional approved communication courses (any combination of upper
division or lower division)
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Introduction to Interpersonal
Communication
An overview of the communication process,
issues, and theories explaining behaviors in
human relationships, with an emphasis on
linking our perceptions, thoughts, and feelings to those of our communication partners. Topics typically include the power of
language, nonverbal communication, deception, persuasive communication, gender
differences in communication, small group
communication, and intercultural communication. Arrupe Center participation required. (4 units)
2. Introduction to Mass
Communication
An examination of mass communication
and society, focusing on media industries,
the production of content, and audiences.
Considers different types of media; theoretical perspectives related to the role of media
in society; and ethical and regulatory issues
pertaining to media practice. (4 units)
12. Technology and Communication
Examination of the relationship between
communication technology and society, in
the past, present, and future. Hands-on introduction to the basic functions of the
computer and Internet as tools for research
and communication. (4 units)
20. Public Speaking
This course is designed to provide students
with basic theories and skills that are essential to effective public speaking. Topics include audience analysis, organization,
persuasion, credibility, and delivery. Ideally,
students should be able to apply these skills
in a variety of public speaking situations,
whether in future college courses or in
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
nonacademic settings. Each student will also
learn to analyze, criticize, and evaluate the
speaking of others. (4 units)
Note: Theory courses are designated with
the letter A and application courses with
the letter B.
30. Visual Communication
An introduction to the basic grammar and
principles of visual communication, integrating theory and practice. The theory part
provides students with the tools needed to
understand visual language and the role of
image-based media in contemporary culture. The application part introduces students to the principles and processes of
media production using still photography,
video cameras and computer editing. In addition to attendance at class, all students are
required to attend production labs. Concurrent enrollment in lab required. Preference
given to declared communication majors
and minors. (4 units)
100A. Advanced Interpersonal
Communication
Analysis of theories and research on the
practice of communication in social and intimate relationships. Special topics will be
offered, which may include: families, romantic relationships, miscommunication,
nonverbal communication, or symbolic relational communication, to name a few.
Course is designed to allow students to
increase understanding of the processes of
interpersonal communication, become
familiar with a variety of theoretical approaches to specific relationships, as well as
offer specific skills and strategies for building
more satisfying relationships. Check topic
offered for specific description. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite:
COMM 1. (5 units)
31. Video Production 1
An introduction to the basics of video production in both field and studio environments. Through a combination of lectures,
labs, field exercises, and basic studio operations, students will learn the techniques,
concepts, and processes involved in single
camera and studio television production. In
addition to attendance at class, all students
are required to attend production labs. Concurrent enrollment in lab required. (5 units)
40. Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to the theory and practice of
journalism, including field work in news
gathering, interviewing and writing techniques as well as study of news values, ethics
and objectivity. Primary emphasis on writing for newspapers. Includes weekly lab.
(4 units)
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101A. Vocation and Gender: Seeking
Meaning in Work and Life
An interdisciplinary examination of vocation, understood as both a meaningful career and life outside of work. Incorporates
theoretical and empirical methods of the
disciplines of communication and economics to provide a rich set of tools with which
to make discerning decisions on personal
vocation. Economic models and empirical
studies provide the framework for considering life choices while the field of communication enables analysis of the ways
individuals and groups engage in interpersonal, organizational, and mediated communication surrounding work/life issues.
Co-taught with professors from both communication and economics. (5 units)
101B. Interviewing
Fundamental principles and techniques of
interpersonal interviewing. Collecting narratives from people about their experiences
and ways they make sense of events in their
relationships with other people. Advanced
principles of gathering scholarly data
through face-to-face interviews, using a variety of interviewing formats and tools. Supervised field work, developing interview
protocols, interviewing real world populations, recording and collecting responses,
and organizing data. Emphasis on compassionate listening skills. Topics will vary. Prerequisite: COMM 111. (5 units)
102A. Persuasion
Analysis and synthesis of current persuasion
theory and research to understand how
messages influence attitudes and behaviors.
How are persuasive messages crafted and
what impact do they have? Specific domains
of persuasive communication will typically
include: theories for altering attitudes and
behaviors, the persuasion process, the use of
persuasion in applied contexts (advertising,
public relations, personal relationships,
courtrooms, health care settings). Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1,
PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. (5 units)
103A. Communication and Conflict
A review of theories, perspectives, and research on communication and conflict in
various contexts (families, friendships, romances, business relationships). Specific
topics will include getting what you want,
saving face, realigning power imbalances,
miscommunication, styles and tactics, negotiation, third-party interventions, and
transforming conflicts. Development of
communication skills for managing conflict
productively in interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural contexts. Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1,
PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. (5 units)
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104A. Group Communication
Theories and research about the communication dynamics in a variety of relational
groups. Topics include childhood groups,
gaining entry to groups, being excluded
from groups, group hate, social loafing,
leadership styles, facilitating groups, task
versus social goals, communication roles of
members, effects of gender and diversity,
moral values of members, and the resolution of group conflicts. Specific groups will
include social peer groups, cliques, juries,
gangs, small work groups, super-task
groups, problem-solving groups, teams, and
decision-making groups (including juries).
In addition to theory, practical skills for handling group challenges and member conflict
will be offered. Prerequisite: Any one of the
following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or
SOCI 1. (5 units)
105B. Oral Storytelling
The art of telling stories offers a powerful
connection between people: as entertainment, teaching, and persuasion. In this
course, the emphasis will be on the creative
process and performance of oral stories:
ghostly tales, urban legends, fairy tales, folktales, trickster tales, and wisdom stories.
Each student will be involved in
learning/telling/finding powerful ancient
multicultural tales. We will expand the classroom to the community, performing in a
variety of settings, as we learn how a single
story is always interpreted differently by
each teller and each listener. Students will
learn to develop a personal creative voice
and style, to deeply appreciate listening to
the tales of others, to appreciate folktales as
rich multicultural bridges, and learn taletelling skills that can be applied to enrich
the lives of other people. (5 units)
107A. Intercultural Communication
An analysis and comparison of communication styles and forms within and among
cultural groups in the United States. Particular attention given to the communicative
behavior of co-cultures such as Blacks,
Asians, Chicanos, Gays, Women, the Aging
and Disabled. An examination of differences in communicative forms, content,
and defensive behavior. The significance of
such differences in style/behavior as the result of increasing contacts between cultures/co-cultures. Fulfills the ethnic studies
requirement. Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or
SOCI 1. (5 units)
108A. Communication and Gender
Explores gendered patterns of socialization,
interaction, and language. The course goes
beyond stereotyping female and male
modes of communicating to consider ways
in which masculinity, femininity, ethnicity,
class, age, sexuality, and disability intersect
in interpersonal, family, organizational, and
public communication, as well as in feminist and men’s movements. Prerequisite:
COMM 1 or consent of instructor. (5 units)
109A. Friendships and Romances
This seminar-style course will examine theories, concepts, and research that explain the
relational dynamics in our friendships and
romances. Using a communication focus
and examining published studies and theories, topics will include childhood and adult
friendships, cliques, toxic friends, women
and men as platonic friends, flirting, dating,
courting, maintaining intimacy, emotional
communication, the bio-neurology of love,
rejection, and relational endings (losing,
leaving, and letting go). (Counts as a University Honors Program course, but enrollment is not limited to Honors program
students.) Prerequisite: Any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1, PSYC 2, or SOCI
1. (5 units)
110. Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to the social scientific study of
communication. Students will learn about
research design and specific methods for analyzing interpersonal communication behavior and media content and behavior,
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such as surveys, experiments, and content
analysis. Students learn about and apply
data analysis and statistics. Prerequisites:
COMM 1 and COMM 2. (5 units)
111. Qualitative Research Methods
Provides students with an understanding of
qualitative methods used in communication
research on messages, contexts, and impacts.
Explores qualitative methods such as audience ethnography, participant observation,
focus groups, textual analysis, in-depth interviewing and institutional analysis. Students do exercises on design and application
of qualitative methods and analyze the data
gathered. Prerequisites: COMM 1 and
COMM 2. (5 units)
120A. Environmental Communication
This course introduces students to tools for
analyzing and engaging in public discourse
about the environment. Students draw on
communication theory and research to understand rhetorical strategies used in contemporary environmental debates and
participate in those debates. Special attention is given to how mass media news and
entertainment can represent environmental
issues responsibly. Counts for the environmental studies major and minor. (5 units)
121A. Minorities and the Media
The theory and practice of minority media
production, representation, and use. Examination of the classification of a group as a
minority, how different groups historically
have been marginalized in public representation and how these images have been, and
are being, challenged. Course requirements
include research into specific public images,
fieldwork, and a final class presentation. Fulfills the ethnic studies requirement. (5 units)
123A. Media and Youth
This course considers the youth media culture that has become a pivotal part of the
experience of childhood and adolescence.
Students examine the content of popular
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media aimed at young people and the
media industries that produce this content.
Also explored are patterns of media usage
throughout childhood and adolescence, the
ways that media are integrated into family
life, and how educational and entertainment media content shapes children’s
knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and identities. Topics include educational media
effects, media violence, gender and
racial/ethnic stereotyping, advertising
effects, and media literacy efforts. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
124B. Information Campaigns
Examines the principles of design, implementation, and evaluation of information
campaigns created to produce social change
in such areas as health, the environment, or
civic education. Emphasized are problem
analysis, audience analysis, message design,
and evaluation. Students examine actual
campaigns (e.g., anti-smoking efforts, teen
pregnancy or drug campaigns) and design
their own campaigns focusing on a relevant
social problem. Prerequisite: COMM 2 or
permission of instructor. (5 units)
125A. Media Audience Studies
The audience plays a critical role in our understanding of mass communication. How
do media scholars and practitioners conceptualize and study media audiences? How do
individuals and groups use media, interpret
media messages, and integrate media experiences into their lives? The course will address these questions, looking at a variety of
media and media content (e.g., news and
entertainment content of books, film, TV,
Internet) and do so with different characteristics of audiences in mind. We shall see,
for example, how audience responses are
shaped by factors such as ethnicity, gender,
age, or by the context in which the medium
and its message is experienced. Prerequisite:
COMM 2 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
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126A. Critical Media Theory
A survey course to introduce major theoretical approaches used to study media. The
goal is to provide students with the philosophical and historical background and theoretical concepts needed to analyze the
institutions, forms, and content of the
media from a critical perspective. Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
130B. Screenwriting
Creation of proposals, drafts, and final
scripts for dramatic fictional narratives.
Analysis of published short screen plays, and
how the translation of these scripts to the
screen affects the story. Fulfills the third
writing requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 1
and ENGL 2. (5 units)
131B. Intermediate Dramatic
Production
Principles and techniques of dramatic, film
style television production. The role of the
auteur is explored along with advanced television aesthetics and narrative design,
working with performers, and directing formats. Advanced camera operation/videography, editing and digital video effects are
also explored. All students are required to
attend a production lab. Prerequisite:
COMM 30 or COMM 31. (5 units)
132B. Intermediate Documentary
Production
Explores the technical, aesthetic, and ethical issues surrounding documentary production. The documentary form is
examined as a cultural and historical artifact, as a site where traditional expectations
about journalism and personal expression
collide. While emphasis is placed upon single camera, film-style documentary production, other documentary styles are also
examined. Clearances, copyright and other
fundamental production issues are explored.
Students produce a short documentary for
the course. All students are required to
attend a production lab and outside film/
video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 30
or COMM 31. (5 units)
134B. Intermediate Studio Production
Multiple camera, studio-based video production. Dramatic production, music, and
other studio-based program styles are examined. Students produce 20-30 minute productions for the course. Digital video effects,
still store, character generator, and advanced
audio elements are explored. All students are
required to attend a production lab and outside film/video screenings. Preference given
to communication majors and minors. May
be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite:
COMM 31. (5 units)
136A. Film/Video Narrative Strategies
Why do movies and television shows look
and sound the way they do? Why do we tell
stories in these media in these ways? This
course examines the historical roots and
broad cultural implications of telling stories
with moving pictures. Film/television theory and criticism is used as a means of examining our assumptions and preconceived
notions about visual narrative styles. All
students are required to attend outside
film/video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM
2. (5 units)
137A. Film/TV History
Explores the development of the film and
television industries, styles, and audiences.
The impact of the forms is examined in the
context of political, economic, and cultural
changes of the past century. May be repeated as topics vary. All students are required to attend outside film/video
screenings. Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
138A. Popular Culture Studies
Examines a broad array of historical and
emerging popular culture forms. Drawing
on communication, anthropology, and historical approaches to cultural production,
the course examines the implications and
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effects of popular culture forms such as
comic books, video games, and interactive
media. May be repeated as topics vary. All
students are required to attend outside
film/video screenings. Prerequisite: COMM
2. (5 units)
143B. Special Topics in Journalism
Sports, features, lifestyle, science, editorial
writing, etc. Course focus shifts as instructor
and topics change each quarter. Students
may repeat course for credit. Prerequisite:
COMM 40. (5 units)
139A. Comparative Analysis
of Film Systems
This course investigates the ways in which
films and television programs are conceived
and produced within particular national
film and television industries. The course
examines how the worldwide ascendancy of
Hollywood styles of filmmaking and dominance of the global distribution of films has
compelled many filmmakers to adopt new
filmmaking strategies meant to counter
American mainstream cinema. In comparing Hollywood to other world film traditions, the course addresses the different
conceptions of film, which is perceived primarily as a commodity by Hollywood producers and more as a cultural artifact whose
role is crucial in shaping national cultures
by the rest of the world. Prerequisite:
COMM 2. (5 units)
144B. Television Journalism
Students research, write, shoot, edit, and report radio and television news. Students
produce news packages and larger news programs. At times the course mimics a news
day, from production planning to the actual
newscast. At other times the course replicates the television magazine model of production. All students are required to attend
a weekly production lab. Prerequisites:
COMM 31 and COMM 40. (5 units)
141B. Advanced Journalism
Advanced news reporting and writing. Emphasis on strategies for public affairs reporting, beat coverage, media ethics, and source
development. Includes weekly beat assignments, an enterprise feature, and an immersion journalism project. Arrupe Partnerships
participation required. Prerequisite: COMM
40. (5 units)
147A. The News Media
Introduction to mass media news in the
U.S. Analysis of forces that shape journalism today and how to identify their influence. Theories of journalism’s role in the
democratic process. Ethical dilemmas
posed by contemporary news. Prerequisite:
COMM 40 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
142B. Online Journalism
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of online journalism. Students
will plan, report, write, and produce news,
arts, sports, and feature segments for online
publication. Primary emphasis on improving journalistic skills, as well as basic training in digital audio recording, editing and
production; podcasting; and various online
formats. Prerequisite: COMM 40. (5 units)
148B. Multicultural Journalism
This course involves learning about and interacting with multicultural audiences, the
subjects of interest to them, the sources who
animate the stories about those subjects, and
the products of those stories. Emphasis will
be on journalistic reporting and writing,
media critique, and oral history. Prerequisite: COMM 40. (5 units)
146B. Magazine Journalism
Includes story development, market analysis, investigative reporting techniques, query
efforts and sophisticated writing approaches
for magazines, culminating in a long-form
journalism project. Includes readings in narrative and literary journalism. Prerequisite:
COMM 40. (5 units)
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149A. Political News
Focused primarily on analysis of ongoing
campaign coverage, the course will also
examine historical and comparative aspects
of politics in the media. Regular consumption of media coverage of politics required.
(5 units)
149B. How to Report on Topics
from Sustaining Our Earth
to Sustaining Ourselves
If you are curious about the world and how
things work, science writing can put you in
the middle of the action. Learn how to identify science and health news, report on the
important participants and research, and
show audiences why science should matter
to them. This course welcomes both humanities and science majors to explore news
developments and their underlying research,
as well as identify the social, ethical, and
legal issues raised by science. Students will
analyze other work and write their own.
Prerequisites: English 1 and 2. (5 units)
150B. Public Relations and
Corporate Communication
The Internet and technology have changed
public relations and how companies and organizations communicate, collaborate,
interact, and influence outcomes with stakeholders and targeted publics. This course explores the theories and practices of public
relations today, including program planning, development, execution, and measurement of media relations, traditional PR
tactics, and new, online channels and tools.
Writing, business planning, effective presentation, critical thinking, integrated marketing communications, fundamentals of
business, business ethics, and business practices are emphasized. Guest lecturers from
corporate America and business practice exercises provide real-world experience in applying theories and concepts. Prerequisites:
COMM 2 and COMM 40. (5 units)
151A. Organizational Communication
Examines the major communication and
organizational theories that form a foundation for the study of organizational communication. Considers organizations as active
systems, and will focus on the role and effect
of communication in organizational functions, culture, structure, and characteristics.
We will consider carefully the role of communication professionals in organizations.
Prerequisite: COMM 1 or COMM 2.
(5 units)
156A. Health Communication
This course explores how health and illness
are experienced and communicated by individuals, organizations, and the media. We
will examine the history of the U. S. medical establishment, the intersections of race,
class, gender, age, and sexuality with communication in health care organizations, the
cultural specificity of health beliefs, and the
ways in which media messages influence
perceptions of health and risk. Prerequisite:
Any one of the following: COMM 1, PSYC 1,
PSYC 2, or SOCI 1. (5 units)
160A. Silicon Valley Communication
Technologies
History and theory of computer and digital
technologies. Silicon Valley as a case study of
the growth and social impact of the Information Age. Emphasis on the changing role
of institutions (universities, government,
corporations) that shape the development
of communication technology. Attention to
the Information Age’s impact on the environment, workplace, and home. Prerequisite: Core technology class. (5 units)
161B. Communication Media and
Technology in Education
In North America, we tend to associate
communication media with entertainment
or business. This course explores alternative
uses of communication, particularly as applied to education. Examines theory and
practice in distance education (radio
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schools, satellite service), instructional television (ITFS in local schools), and interactive video computer-assisted education.
Examination of current implementations of
the technologies. Class project will consist
of designing and implementing (as far as
possible) some educational use of communication (for example, an instructional show
or a Web application). Prerequisite: Core
technology class. (5 units)
162A. Communication Technology
and Policy
Current issues and debates over technology
policy in the United States. Special attention to how new communication technologies raise issues of privacy, access, political
and cultural diversity, and democratic participation. Evaluation of policy options,
drawing on communication research and
ethical reasoning. Examines regulation of
video, voice and data delivery through telephone, cable, wireless, broadcasting and Internet. Concludes with a student policy
conference. Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
163A. Internet Communities and
Communication
Examines cyberspace as home to many
types of collectives, from groups on social
network sites to employees of corporations,
religious groups to online fan sites, cyberactivists to citizens of as-yet-unborn nations.
Premised on the understanding that communication and community have been fundamentally linked in history, examines
communication practices in a range of Internet communities, with focus on (a) the
shaping of ethnic, religious, and national
identities online; (b) the dynamics of
transnational communities; and (c) logics of
technological and communication networks
on the World Wide Web and Internet. Addresses the philosophical implications of
communication practices among Internet
communities for notions of identity. Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
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164A. Race, Gender, and
Politics in the Media
How do race and gender play out on the political stage? What is the news media's role
in shaping our perceptions? This course
studies news coverage and its influence on
political discourse and our ideas about one
another. Prerequisite: COMM 40. (5 units)
165B. Edit and Design for
Journalism and New Media
Fundamentals of copy editing and designing print presentation formats. Emphasis on
concise, logical, explanatory, and attentiongetting presentation of words, graphics, and
photographs. Prerequisites: COMM 12 and
COMM 40. (5 units)
169A. Special Topics in
Communication Technology
This course focuses on the intersection of
communication theory/research and issues
of technology. May be repeated for credit as
topic varies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (5 units)
170A. Communication Law
and Responsibility
An introduction to mass media law covering
First Amendment protections for journalists and other communicators, as well as
areas of law such as defamation, privacy,
copyright, and harm to the public. Students
gain experience in applying the law by
preparing and delivering legal arguments.
(5 units)
172A. Communication Ethics
This course will explore the application of
ethical standards and virtues to real-world
challenges facing communicators in interpersonal, organizational, and new media
settings; theories and models of moral development and ethical communication
leadership; development of moral sensitivity,
judgment, commitment, and courage to be
“at our best” in communication settings.
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Exploration of moral imagination, reflection styles, and ethical community/cultures
by engaging students in the process of
“doing ethics” and critical reflection in a
community setting. Development of skills
in perspective-taking, values/virtues identification, and applied ethical decision-making. Case construction and other research
methodologies to explore practical ways to
build character, develop virtues, and remove
stumbling blocks to ethical action. Prerequisite: Completion of University Core ethics
course. (5 units)
175A. Communication and Theology
Do the practices of communication have
any consequences for theology? We know
that St. Paul claims that “faith comes from
hearing” and that Christian theology has
taken communicative expression seriously
throughout the centuries. This course
examines how theology has used communication, how it has evaluated communication, how communication contributes to
theology, and how new communication
technologies have a contemporary impact
on theological and religious practices.
Examines a variety of communication expressions (art, music, poetry, television programs, films, Web sites) as religious
expressions; students will create their own
theological expression using some contemporary medium. (5 units)
180A. Global Audiences
Explores how the globalization of TV and
Internet news and entertainment and film
have impacted audiences in different cultures. Examines the available research and
theory on audience exposure and impact
from a cultural, value and social perspective
and how cultural and political movements
and /or government policy grow in reaction
to invasion of a culture’s symbolic space by
global media messages. Prerequisite:
COMM 2. (5 units)
181A. Global Media Industries
Examination of how media industries have
been transformed into global businesses and
how technologies of distribution by cable,
satellites, and the Internet have brought almost all people into a global symbolic space;
theories of political economy and audience
reception are applied. Exploration of how
groups and governments have responded to
the phenomenon and what they do to protect their cultural and political sovereignty.
Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
182A. Global News Issues
Explores the changes that have taken place
in news coverage on a global basis in the last
decade, especially television and Internet
news; how government policies of control
of information have changed in reaction to
new technologies of information distribution; and how internal politics may be affected by international media attention.
Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
183A. Communication, Development,
and Social Change
How does communication content and
technology solve problems of global poverty
and social change? This course addresses the
theories, policies and practices that help explain the success or failure of new communication technologies in helping the
disenfranchised achieve a better life for
themselves. Hands-on work with real cases
will give students a chance to think through
the complicated process of social change.
Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
184A. Postcolonial Identity
and Communication
Paying careful attention to the meaning of
the term ‘postcolonial’ in different historical and geographical contexts, undertakes a
critical analysis of media representations of
national and cultural identity in postcolonial societies in Africa, Latin America, and
Asia. Evaluates the ways in which media
constructions of national identity intersect
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with understandings of gender, race, religion, and ethnicity. A key focus area of the
course is the experience of diasporic postcolonial communities as represented in
media. Prerequisite: COMM 2. (5 units)
190. Senior Seminars
(5 units)
192. Journalism Practicum
and Online Journalism
Journalism Practicum: This 1-unit course is
for writers and editors of The Santa Clara.
Students review the student newspaper and
offer practical advice and experience in journalism. Santa Clara staff members assist in
teaching skills of news, sports, and feature
writing and reporting, and techniques of design and production. Requirements: Class
members meet once a week and are expected to spend at least three hours a week
in newspaper work. (1 unit)
Online Journalism: This is a course designed to get students involved with journalism via digital media. In the practicum,
students report, write, edit, broadcast, and
promote news, arts, and entertainment content. Work can air on KSCU 103.3 FM,
The Santa Clara student newspaper Web
site, or the practicum blog. Students will
also learn the basics of digital recording and
receive a basic introduction to studio production and new media. (1 unit)
193. Yearbook Practicum
A 1-unit course for editors and principal
staff members of the University’s yearbook,
The Redwood. Principles of photojournalism, magazine graphic design, and book
production. Redwood staff members assist in
teaching skills of reporting, writing, production, and design. Class members meet once
a week and are expected to spend at least
three hours a week in yearbook work.
(1 unit)
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194. Forensics Practicum
Supervised activity in forensics. Includes
competition in debate and various speaking
events: persuasive, expository, extemporaneous, impromptu speaking, and oral interpretation. Field trips required. (1 unit)
195. Photojournalism Practicum
A practicum for photo staff of The Santa
Clara (newspaper) and The Redwood (yearbook). Shooting, processing, and printing
regular assignments for student publications. Advisors are working photojournalists with diverse backgrounds. The class
meets one hour a week to discuss photo
techniques and review students’ work. The
course features regular guest speakers from
Bay Area newspapers. Basic knowledge of
photography and darkroom techniques required. This course may be repeated for
credit. (1 unit)
196. Senior Capstone
Senior Capstone in Video
Students enrolled in video capstone work
in small production teams to produce 20to 30- minute video projects. The type or
style of these projects (dramatic, documentary, or studio-based productions) is determined by which intermediate video
production courses the team members
have taken. Heavy emphasis on preproduction planning, script development, audience assessment, division of labor,
budgets, and building a collaborative vision for the project. Students also write an
extended essay that integrates their production practices with film/video theory.
Weekly laboratory. Prerequisites: COMM
1, COMM 2, COMM 12, COMM 20,
COMM 31, COMM 40, one A-list course
related to journalism or media criticism,
COMM 141, and at least two of the following B-list courses: COMM 142 or 144, 143,
146, 148. (5 units)
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Senior Capstone in Journalism
The goal of the journalism capstone project
is to produce a 3500-word magazine piece
of publishable quality on a significant community issue. (Students may choose to produce their finished piece in video or radio
format, by permission of instructor.) Students will submit a written story proposal,
including a preliminary list of sources and
projected reporting strategy, perform a comprehensive literature search, and thoroughly
research the story via interviews, archival research, and first-hand observation. Students
will be required to edit their peers’ work
throughout the quarter as well as submit
multiple drafts of the final project. Prerequisites: COMM 1, COMM 2, COMM 12,
COMM 20, COMM 31, COMM 40, one
A-list course related to journalism or media
criticism, COMM 141, and at least two of the
following journalism B-list courses: COMM
142 or 144, 143, 146, 148. (5 units)
Senior Capstone in Public Relations
This capstone focuses on the application of
communication and business theories to the
practical aspects of business, corporate communications, and public relations, including the planning/execution process and the
roles of the various functions that compose
public relations within a corporate or
business entity. Topics include integrated
marketing communications, branding,
marketing mainstream media, and citizens’
journalism. Prerequisites: All lower-division
courses required for communication majors
plus COMM 110, COMM 111, one upperdivision communication theory (List A) course
and COMM 150B. (5 units)
197. Senior Thesis
Senior thesis serves as a culminating experience for the communication major, bringing together the student’s previous
coursework in communication theory, research methods, and applied communication. The course is offered in several forms
to better meet the needs and interests of the
students and faculty. Some sections concentrate on students designing and conducting
original research, while other sections operate as advanced seminars on a particular
topic or concentrate on community-based
learning experiences. Applied capstone experiences in video (COMM 113), journalism (COMM 114), and public relations
(COMM 116) are options for students who
qualify. Prerequisites: COMM 1, COMM 2,
COMM 12, COMM 20, COMM 30 or
COMM 31, and COMM 40. Particular
capstone sections may also require additional,
specific upper-division communication courses
in research methods and communication theory. (5 units)
198. Internship
Students work an average of 10-20 hours
per week at an approved communicationrelated internship site outside the University. Students must be available to meet as a
group once a week to discuss and analyze
their internship. Students write several papers and complete a minimum number of
hours based on units awarded. Course may
be taken twice for credit, but only once to
satisfy a communication upper-division
elective requirement. Prerequisite: Consent
of instructor one week prior to start of the
quarter. (1–5 units)
199. Independent Study
Students arrange to work with a faculty
member for a directed reading in communication theory, research, ethics, etc. Creative projects may also be arranged in
television, print, or another applied area.
Written proposal, course meeting schedule,
and readings must be approved by instructor and chair prior to registration. Written
proposal must be approved by instructor
and chair one week prior to registration.
(1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Professors: Mario L. Belotti (W. M. Keck Foundation Professor), William F. Donnelly,
S.J., Alexander J. Field (Michel and Mary Orradre Professor), John M. Heineke,
William A. Sundstrom, Thaddeus J. Whalen Jr.
Associate Professors: Henry Demmert, Carolyn L. Evans, Linda Kamas,
Michael Kevane (Department Chair), Kris J. Mitchener (Robert and Susan
Finocchio Professor), Helen Popper, Dongsoo Shin
Assistant Professor: Homa Zarghamee
As one of the social sciences, economics studies how the choices we make as individuals—as consumers and producers, as savers and investors, as managers and employees, as citizens and voters—combine to determine how society uses its scarce
resources to produce and distribute goods and services. This practical, useful discipline provides insights into important issues such as the determinants of wealth and
poverty; unemployment, inflation, international trade, and economic growth; and
success and failure in the marketplace. The rigorous, systematic analysis that the study
of economics brings to bear on these and other real-world issues provides excellent
preparation for careers in both the private and the public sectors, as well as for graduate study in economics, business, public policy, and law. Economics graduates pursue varied careers in business, law, banking and finance, government service,
education, and private consulting. Students considering graduate study in economics
leading to a master’s or doctoral degree are strongly encouraged to meet with their
advisor as early as possible to plan an appropriate course of study.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree, students majoring in economics must complete the following departmental requirements:
• ECON 1 or 1E, 2, and 3
• MATH 11 and 12, or MATH 30 and 31
• OMIS 40 and 41, or MATH 122 and 123
• ECON 113, 114, 115, and 181 or 182
• Five upper-division economics electives, at least two of which must be
completed after ECON 113 and 115
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students with a minor in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences must
complete the following requirements:
• ECON 1, 2, 3, 113, 115
• Two additional upper-division economics courses
• MATH 11 or 30
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2. Principles of Macroeconomics
Determinants of national income and product in the long run and short run; inflation,
unemployment, and business cycles; monetary and fiscal policies; and economic
growth. Prerequisite: ECON 1. (4 units)
115. Aggregate Economic Theory
Macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing
modern macroeconomic models for explaining output, employment, and inflation
in the short run and long run. Macroeconomic policymaking, including fiscal and
monetary policy. Additional prerequisite:
Math 11 or 30. (5 units)
3. International Economics,
Development, and Growth
Analysis of international trade theory and
policy, balance-of-payments adjustments
and exchange-rate regimes, and economic
development. Prerequisite: ECON 2.
(4 units)
120. Economics of the Public Sector
Microeconomic analysis of the role of government in the market economy. Supply of
public goods and services, government’s role
in controlling externalities and regulating
private industry, and the economics of the
political process. (5 units)
3H. International Economics,
Development, and Growth
Honors section. Analysis of international
trade theory and policy, balance-of-payments adjustments and exchange-rate
regimes, and economic development. Must
be in the University Honors or Leavey
Scholars Program, or have permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ECON 2. (4 units)
122. Money and Banking
Theoretical, institutional, and historical approach to the study of money and banking,
with particular emphasis on the relationship
between the monetary and banking system
and the rest of the economy. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public
policy. Topics include supply, demand, and
the coordinating role of prices in a market
economy; the behavior of business firms,
including output and pricing decisions;
competition and monopoly; government
policies and regulations affecting markets.
(4 units)
1E. Principles of Microeconomics
Special section of ECON 1 emphasizing environmental applications of economics. Introduction to microeconomics and its
applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand,
and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms,
including output and pricing decisions;
competition and monopoly; government
policies and regulations affecting markets.
(4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
Prerequisites: Unless otherwise noted, ECON
1, 2, and 3 are required for all upper-division
economics courses.
change, water and air pollution, hazardous
wastes, biodiversity, and endangered species.
Prerequisite: ECON 1. (5 units)
101. Resources, Food, and
the Environment
Exploration of relationship among food
production, resource use, and the environment. Topics include biotechnology, the
green revolution, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and food safety.
Prerequisites: None. (5 units)
113. Intermediate Microeconomics I
Theory of rational individual choice and its
applications to decision making, consumer
demand, and social welfare; theory of the
firm; production and costs. Additional prerequisite: Math 11 or 30. (5 units)
111. Economics of the Environment
Economic analysis of environmental issues
and government policies for environmental
protection. Applications to important environmental issues, such as global climate
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114. Intermediate Microeconomics II
Determination of price and quantity by
profit-maximizing firms under different
market structures; strategic behavior; general equilibrium; market failure and government policies. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 113. (5 units)
126. Economics and Law
Economic analysis of law and legal institutions focusing on the common law areas of
property, contracts, and torts. (5 units)
127. Public Finance: Taxation
Analysis of various tax policies and their effect on the economy. Individual income
taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption
taxes, payroll taxes, state and local taxes, and
other alternative forms of taxation. (5 units)
129. Economic Development
Causes and consequences of economic
growth and poverty in less developed countries; analysis of the role of government policies in economic development. (5 units)
130. Latin American
Economic Development
Examination of the economic development
of Latin American countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between
economic growth and their social, political,
and economic structures. (5 units)
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134. African Economic Development
Examination of the economic development
of sub-Saharan African countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between economic growth and their social,
political, and economic structures. (5 units)
135. Gender Issues in
the Developing World
Explores the gendered nature of poverty in
the developing world, with special focus on
sub-Saharan Africa, using applied statistical
analysis and economic theory. Additional
prerequisite: ECON 113. (5 units)
136. 20th-Century Economic History
The development of the U.S. economy during the 20th century. Topics include the
causes and consequences of economic
growth, the Great Depression, the rise of
government regulation, the changing role of
women in the workforce, and the increasing internationalization of markets during
the postwar period. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 115. (5 units)
137. World Economic History
Development of Western and non-Western
economies since the late 19th century. Topics include globalization and economic integration, convergence and divergence in
economic growth across countries, international monetary systems, and the impact of
alternative policies and institutional regimes
on economic performance. (5 units)
138. History of Economic Thought
Origins and evolution of economic ideas in
their historical and philosophical context.
Emphasis on the theories of Adam Smith,
David Ricardo, and Karl Marx, as well as
the emergence of modern microeconomics
and macroeconomics in the 19th and 20th
centuries. (5 units)
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139. American Economic History
Study of growth and institutional change in
the U.S. economy since colonial times. Topics include early industrialization, the economics of slavery, and the rise of large
business enterprises and labor unions.
(5 units)
150. Labor Economics
Study of labor productivity, incomes and
employment, and how these are affected by
labor organizations and labor legislation.
Additional prerequisites: ECON 113 and
OMIS 41. (5 units)
155. Economics of Immigration
Examines economic impacts of post-1967
immigration to the United States. Topics include determinants of the migration decision, extent of “assimilation” of immigrants
into the U.S. educational system and economy, and economic impacts of immigration
on natives. Additional prerequisite: OMIS
41. (5 units)
156. Real Estate Economics
Economic analysis of real estate markets, including supply of and demand for land and
improvements, legal aspects of real estate
ownership and transactions, government
regulation and taxation of real estate, and
real estate markets in urban and regional
economies. Additional prerequisite: OMIS
41. (5 units)
theoretical and empirical methods of the
disciplines of communication and economics to provide a rich set of tools with which
to make discerning decisions on personal
vocation. Economic models and empirical
studies provide the framework for considering life choices while the field of communication enables analysis of the ways
individuals and groups engage in interpersonal, organizational, and mediated communication surrounding work/life issues.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
ECON 1, 2, and 3 are not required, but some
prior economics course(s) are recommended.
(5 units)
170. Mathematical Economics
and Optimization
Generalization and reformulation of many
familiar micro- and macroeconomic models
as mathematical systems. Focus on exploring the properties of these models using
mathematical techniques. Additional prerequisites: MATH 12 or 31, ECON 114 and
115 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
172. Game Theory
Study of multi-person decision problems.
Topics include solution concepts for games,
strategic behavior, commitment, cooperation, and incentives. Games of complete
and incomplete information. Emphasis on
applications to real-world economic behavior. Additional prerequisites: ECON 113 and
MATH 12 or 31. (5 units)
160. The Economics of Poverty
and Inequality
Examines theories and evidence regarding
poverty and economic inequality in the
United States. Evaluates alternative public
policies aimed at combating poverty.
(5 units)
173. Econometrics
Statistical methods to analyze economic
data. Estimation and hypothesis testing
using multiple regression; time series and
cross-section data. Additional prerequisite:
OMIS 41. (5 units)
164. Vocation and Gender: Seeking
Meaning in Work and Life
An interdisciplinary examination of vocation, understood as both a meaningful
career and life outside of work. Incorporates
181. International Trade
Analysis of the theories of international
trade and strategic interactions; assessment
of the empirical patterns of trade; analysis
of the political economy of protection, and
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applications to policies guiding international competition. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 113. (5 units)
182. International Finance and
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Analysis of the monetary aspects of international economics, including the balance of
payments, exchange rates and foreign exchange markets, speculative attacks and currency crises, and the implications of
international trade and capital flows for
macroeconomic activity and policy. Additional prerequisite: ECON 115. (5 units)
185. Economics of
Technological Change
The economic determinants and consequences of technological change. Topics include research and development, joint
ventures, patents and other intellectual
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property, university-industry and government-industry collaboration, and the relationship between antitrust and other
regulatory policies and technological advances. (5 units)
190. Economics Seminar
Seminar on contemporary economic theories and problems. Admission by invitation
only. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. Independent studies are normally permitted
only under special circumstances. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair at least one week prior to
registration. (1–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Professors Emeriti: James P. Degnan, Francis X. Duggan, Christiaan T. Lievestro,
Elizabeth J. Moran
Professors: Terry L. Beers, Michelle Burnham, Diane E. Dreher, Ronald T. Hansen
(Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor), John C. Hawley (Department Chair),
Fred D. White
Associate Professors: Marc Bousquet, Phyllis R. Brown, Juliana Chang,
Mary Judith Dunbar, Marilyn J. Edelstein, Eileen Razzari Elrod, Linda Garber,
Charles T. Phipps, S.J., Juan Velasco
Assistant Professors: Andrew J. Garavel, S.J., Myisha Priest, Theodore J. Rynes, S.J.
Senior Lecturers: Simone J. Billings, Sherry Booth, Susan Frisbie, Jill Goodman-Gould,
Claudia Mon Pere McIsaac, Cory Wade, Jeffrey L. Zorn
Renewable Term Lecturers: Rebecca Black, Stephen Carroll, Kirk Glaser,
Heather Julien, Dolores LaGuardia, Cynthia Mahamdi, Sharon Merritt,
Robert Michalski, Roseanne Quinn, Donald Riccomini, Jeremy Townley,
Megan Williams
The Department of English affords students a thorough undergraduate education in
the liberal arts centered on the history, theory, and aesthetics of literature and the art of writing. The knowledge and skills developed in English courses provide excellent preparation
for careers in law, government, business, communications, and education, as well as for
graduate study in literature, rhetoric, or creative writing. Students explore a broad range of
approaches to literature, culture, new media and film, including feminist criticism, critical
race theory, postcolonialism, semiotics, and queer theory, and they discuss traditional British
and American texts as well as contemporary media and multicultural literatures from around
the world. The Creative Writing Program offers students a coherent course of study in the
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writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Electives focus on particular genres of
creative writing, such as Lifewriting, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Screenwriting.
The Department established the Canterbury Program in 1997 to support undergraduate research by English majors with competitively awarded grants to undertake significant
independent research and/or writing projects in collaboration with department faculty;
travel related to a student's project can also be funded. English majors have access to internships in professional writing in local businesses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students majoring in English must complete the following departmental
requirements:
• ENGL 20 and ENGL 21
• One Medieval; one Renaissance or 17th-century; one Enlightenment, Restoration,
or 18th-century; one 19th-century Romantic course
• One additional historically grounded course (e.g., a survey course, a 20thcentury course, etc.)
Of the above historically grounded courses, at least one must be British and one
must be American.
• One upper-division writing/rhetoric/language course
• One upper-division theory/methodology course
• Three upper-division courses in the student’s desired area of specialization, to be
decided upon in consultation with the student’s advisor. One of these courses
may be taken outside the English Department with the chair’s approval, and
one may be lower division
• Two English electives, one of which may be lower division
• ENGL 188, the Senior Seminar
(Of the above 15 required English courses, one course must be in the area of gender/
sexuality and one must be in the area of ethnic/global.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Minor in English
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in English:
• ENGL 20 and 21
• Five English electives, four of which must be upper-division courses
Minor in Creative Writing
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in creative writing:
• Two introductory courses: ENGL 71 and 72
• Two practicum courses: ENGL 90 and 190
• Three electives from ENGL 73, 126, 127, 170, 171, 172, 173, 175
• One additional advanced course from ENGL 171 and 172
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TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach English
in California secondary schools must pass a subject-area examination in English. The
teaching credential itself requires the completion of an approved credential program,
which can be completed as a fifth year with student teaching, or through a summer
program and internship in conjunction with the undergraduate preteaching program.
Students who are contemplating secondary school teaching in English should consult with the coordinator in the Department of English as early as possible.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
Note: Authors and topics listed in the following course descriptions are typical rather than
definitive. They are not necessarily included in
a specific course every time it is offered, and
others not listed here may be included. Some
courses are offered every year; all, ordinarily,
are offered at least once every two years.
1A. Critical Thinking and Writing I
First course in a two-course, themed sequence featuring study and practice of academic discourse, with emphasis on critical
reading and writing, composing processes,
and rhetorical situation. (4 units)
2A. Critical Thinking and Writing II
Second course in a two-course, themed sequence featuring more advanced study and
practice of academic discourse, with additional emphasis on information literacy and
skills related to developing and organizing
longer and more complex documents. Prerequisite: ENGL 1. (4 units)
1H. Critical Thinking and
Writing I-Honors
A course in which students work intensively
on their writing as they study and analyze
short works of nonfiction and fiction. Students write primarily expository prose, occasionally researched. (4 units) NCX
2H. Critical Thinking and
Writing II-Honors
A course in which students work intensively
on their writing as they study and analyze
long works of nonfiction and fiction. Students write both expository and argumentative prose and hone those skills pertinent to
university research papers. Prerequisite:
ENGL 1H. (4 units) NCX
11A. Cultures and Ideas I
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. Courses may address
cross-cultural contact; nature and imagination; and other topics. (4 units)
12A. Cultures and Ideas II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western Culture in its global context. Courses may
address cross-cultural contact; nature and
imagination; and other topics. (4 units)
20. Introduction to Literary Study
The foundation course of the English major
program, ENGL 20 introduces students to
the discursive and critical skills required for
the study of literature, emphasizing critical
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reading and writing, and requires practice
in using various techniques of literary research. Required of all English majors and
minors. Restricted to English majors and
minors and creative writing minors only.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (4 units) NCX
21. Introduction to Poetry
An introduction to the study of poetry
through close reading and various kinds of
writing, this course works toward a better
understanding of the complex effects of poetry and the challenging work of literary
criticism and theory. The main goals—
greater understanding, appreciation, and
enjoyment of poetry—will be achieved
through the practice of critical analysis.
(4 units) NCX
25. Reading Film
Introduction to key texts and concepts in
the study of film, including prominent
movements and figures in cinema, the language of film form, essential terms and concepts in film history and criticism, and the
technological, economic, and institutional
history of the film industry. (4 units)
31, 32. Survey of American
Literature I, II
Historical survey of American literature
from its beginnings to the present. (4 units)
35. African American Literature
Introduction to African American literatures. (4 units)
36. Chicano Literature
Introduction to Mexican American oral and
written traditions. (4 units)
37. Native American Literature
Introduction to the study of Native American oral and written traditions, including
contemporary works. (4 units)
38. Asian American Literature
Introduction to Asian American literatures.
(4 units)
39. Multicultural Literature
of the United States
Short stories, film, autobiography, and poetry from many cultural communities in the
United States. (4 units)
41, 42, 43. Survey of English
Literature I, II, III
Chronological survey of English literature
from Beowulf to the present. (4 units)
54. Shakespeare
Readings in selected major plays. Combines
writing instruction with a close reading of
literary texts to serve as subjects and stimuli
for writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
(4 units) NCX
66. Radical Imagination
Survey of the fiction, poetry, speeches,
songs, drama, and film belonging to the
large and often neglected tradition of political radicalism in the United States. (4 units)
67. U.S. Gay and Lesbian Literature
Development of gay and lesbian literature
in the United States from the mid-19th
century to the present. Texts may include
novels, short stories, poetry, and drama.
(4 units)
68. Literature and Women
Introduction to the study of literature by
and about women, with special attention to
questions of gender in their social and historical contexts. (4 units)
69. Literature by Women
Writers of Color
A study of U.S. women of color writing in
the context of their respective cultural and
social histories. Analysis of the interplay of
racial images. (4 units)
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71. Fiction Writing
Introduction to the writing of fiction.
(4 units) NCX
interactivity, and graphics. Recommended
for business majors, technical writers. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (4 units) NCX
72. Poetry Writing
Introduction to the writing of poetry.
(4 units) NCX
73. Life Writing
Introduction to reading contemporary
models of life writing and writing memoir,
autobiography, and dramatic nonfiction in
a workshop setting. (4 units) NCX
79. Writing about Literature
and Culture
Instruction and practice in writing critically
about selected literary and cultural texts.
Topics vary from section to section. Combines writing instruction with a close reading of texts, which serve as subjects and
stimuli for writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1
and 2. (4 units) NCX
77. Business Communication
in Online Environments
Instruction and practice in adapting classical writing techniques to the requirements
of the online world, with an emphasis on
defining and understanding usability requirements for audience, content, format,
90. Practicum
Supervised practical application of previously studied subject matter. May be related
to the California Legacy Project or to the
Santa Clara Review. Students are graded
P/NP only. May be repeated for credit.
(variable units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
100. Literature and Democracy
Studies of selected authors, works, and genres associated with the effort to extend political, social, and economic democracy.
Possible major authors include Langston
Hughes, Michael Gold, Meridel LeSueur,
Tillie Olsen, Kenneth Fearing, Upton Sinclair, Emma Goldman, Frank Norris, Nelson Algren, Richard Wright, Dorothy
Allison, Thomas King, and others. (5 units)
101. Linguistics
General survey of the science of linguistics:
phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar,
and usage. (5 units)
102. Theories of Modern Grammar
Analysis of the basic problems of describing
grammatical structure: traditional, structural, and transformational-generative
grammars. (5 units)
103. History of the English Language
Origin, structure, and development of the
English language. Special attention to the
morphology and syntax of Old English.
(5 units)
104. Teaching English
as a Second Language
Introduction to theories of instruction; survey of methods and materials used in the
teaching of English to speakers of other languages. (5 units)
105. Literacy and Social Justice
This course examines how people learn to
read and write in a variety of multicultural
contexts. It explores theories about literacy
and cultural identity, and literacy and social
inequality. Readings include studies of
workplace literacy, literacy variation across
cultures in the U.S., and gender and literacy. (5 units)
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110. Classical Tragedy
Also listed as CLAS 181 and THTR 181. For
course description see CLAS 181. (5 units)
NCX
Histories, Shakespeare’s Tragicomedies,
Shakespeare and Film. May be taken more
than once when topics differ. Also listed as
THTR 118. (5 units)
111. Classical Comedy
Also listed as CLAS 182 and THTR 182. For
course description see CLAS 182. (5 units)
NCX
121. Studies in American Film
Study of selected American films. May focus
on periods, movements, and issues such as
surrealism in film, the American city in film,
utopias and dystopias in film. (5 units)
112. Topics in Theatre and Drama
Also listed as THTR 112 or 113. For course
description see THTR 112 or 113. (5 units)
113. British Drama
Study of British drama. Authors vary each
term. May focus on periods, movements,
themes or issues. May be taken more than
once when topics differ. Also listed as THTR
111. (5 units)
116. Shakespeare’s Tragedies
An exploration of the great tragedies of
Shakespeare’s maturity: Hamlet, Othello,
Macbeth, and King Lear, with special attention to the theatrical, religious, moral,
gender, and political dimensions of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Also listed as THTR 116.
(5 units)
117. Shakespeare’s Comedies
An exploration of a selected number of
Shakespeare’s comedies from his early,
middle, and late periods, with particular
attention to the social and sexual roles of
men and women. Also listed as THTR 117.
(5 units)
118. Shakespeare Studies
An exploration of a selection of Shakespeare’s plays with particular attention to
an important topic chosen for focus and
specified in the course description subtitle—for example, Shakespeare and Classical Traditions, Shakespeare and Gender,
Shakespeare and Justice, Shakespeare’s
122. Film, Gender, and Sexuality
Interdisciplinary study of film with a focus
of gender and sexuality. Topics may include,
but are not limited to, feminist and queer
film theory; women filmmakers; lesbian/gay
cinema; constructions of gender in popular
film. May be taken more than once when
topics differ. (5 units)
123. Studies in the History
of Literary Theory
Exploration of some major ideas and debates in literary theory and criticism, as
these have developed over time, e.g.,
whether and how literature is good for individuals and/or society, how writers create
their works and readers read them. (5 units)
124. Studies in Contemporary
Literary and Cultural Theory
Exploration of one or more major movements in recent literary and cultural theory,
such as Marxism, feminism, deconstruction, reader response, New Historicism, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, narrative
theory. (5 units)
125. Feminist Literary Theory
and Criticism
Study of 20th-century feminist literary theory and criticism. Examination of influences
of gender on reading and writing literature.
(5 units)
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126. Creative Writing and
Social Justice
This course will explore the intersections of
creative writing, social justice, and vocation
with special attention to issues of poverty
and homelessness. Students will read and
write creative prose and poetry, have a brief
community placement, and learn from several guest speakers. (5 units)
127. Writing Fantasy and
Science Fiction
Instruction and practice in planning and
drafting short works of fantasy or science
fiction for an adult or young-adult (but not
juvenile) audience. (5 units) NCX
128. Studies in the Literature of the
Middle Eastern and Islamic World
Exploration of selected texts of the Middle
Eastern and Islamic world. Authors could
include Elias Khoury, Laila Lalami, Liana
Badr, Leila Abouleta, Orhan Pamuk, Amos
Oz, and others. (5 units)
129. California Literature
Literature written by Californians and/or
about California. Authors may include
Steinbeck, Jeffers, Ginsberg, Didion, and
Snyder. (5 units)
130. Studies in African
American Literature
Study of selected works in African American literature. May be taken more than once
when topics differ. (5 units)
131. Studies in Early
American Literature
Study of selected works from the beginnings of American literary history up to the
19th century. Writers, genres, and topics
vary each term. Works may include journals, poetry, slave narratives, sermons, letters, legends, autobiographies, essays, and
early fiction. May focus on periods and
issues such as the literature of cultural contact and European settlement, Puritanism,
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the Enlightenment, and the American
Revolution. May be taken more than once
when topics differ. (5 units)
132. Studies in 19th-Century
American Literature
Study of selected American works from the
19th century. Writers, genres, and topics
vary each term. May focus on periods,
movements, and issues such as American romanticism, transcendentalism, realism and
naturalism, regionalism, magazine writing,
the rise of women writers, and literature of
social protest (abolition and suffrage). May
include fiction (short stories, novels, and
sketches), plays, poetry, essays, slave narratives, and autobiographies. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
133. Studies in Modern
American Literature
Study of selected American works from the
early part of the 20th century. Writers and
genres vary each term. May focus on periods, movements, and issues such as American expatriate literature, novels of social
conscience, the modern poetic sequence,
the Harlem Renaissance, modernism, magazine fiction, or regional poetry. Works may
include fiction (short stories, novels,
sketches), plays, poetry, essays, and autobiographies. May be taken more than once
when topics differ. (5 units)
134. Studies in Contemporary
American Literature
Study of selected works by contemporary
American writers. Writers, genres, and topics vary each term. May focus on periods,
movements, and themes such as multi-ethnic literatures, contemporary women novelists, postmodernism, the Beat generation,
literature and politics, literature of the
1960s, or experiments in poetic and narrative form. Genres may include poetry, novels, short stories, essays, plays, and/or
autobiographies. May be taken more than
once when topics differ. (5 units)
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135. Studies in American Fiction
Study of selected American fiction. Authors
vary each term. May focus on periods,
movements, themes, or issues. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
147. Romantic Movement
The literature of England from 1798 to
1832. Authors may include Blake, Burns,
Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats. (5 units)
137. Studies in American Poetry
Study of selected American poetry. Authors
vary each term. May focus on periods,
movements, themes, or issues. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
148. Victorian Literature
The literature of England from 1833 to
1902. Authors may include Carlyle, the
Brontés, Tennyson, the Brownings, Newman, Ruskin, Arnold, and Hopkins.
(5 units)
138. Internet Culture and
Information Society
Introduction to major issues raised by Internet-mediated community and sociability,
including the proliferation of subcultures
and countercultures. (5 units)
139. Special Topics in
American Literature
Advanced study of an issue, theme, or genre
in American literature that crosses historical
periods. Topics change each term. May be
taken more than once when topics differ.
(5 units) NCX
140. Studies in Chicano Literature
Studies in Chicano literary traditions.
(5 units)
141. Medieval Literature
Medieval literature in its political, religious,
historical, social, and cultural contexts. May
be taken more than once when topics differ.
(5 units)
143. Renaissance Literature
Renaissance literature in its political, religious, historical, social, and cultural contexts. May be taken more than once when
topics differ. (5 units)
146. Neoclassical Literature
The literature of England and Ireland from
1660 to 1798, excluding the novel. Authors
may include Congreve, Dryden, Swift,
Pope, Finch, Montagu, Johnson, Boswell,
and Wollstonecraft. (5 units)
149. Modern British Literature
Twentieth-century poetry and prose. Authors may include Owen, Hardy, Conrad,
Yeats, Joyce, Lawrence, Eliot, and Woolf.
(5 units)
150. Contemporary Literature
British, American, and world poetry, fiction,
and drama since World War II. Authors
may include Cheever, Leavitt, Amis, Duong
Thu Huong, Carey, and Kincaid. (5 units)
151. Studies in British Fiction
The study of selected British fiction. Authors vary each term. May focus on periods,
movements, themes, or issues. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
152. Women, Literature, and Theory
Study of literatures by and about women in
explicitly theoretical contexts. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. (5 units)
153. Asian Gay and Lesbian Cultures
Interdisciplinary study of gay and lesbian
cultures and critical theory. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
155. Studies in Asian
American Literature
Study of selected works in Asian American
literature. (5 units)
ENGLISH
156. Gay and Lesbian Cultural Studies
Interdisciplinary study of gay and lesbian
cultures and critical theory. May be taken
more than once when topics differ. (5 units)
157. Postcolonial and Commonwealth
Literature and Theory
Literature written with a postcolonial emphasis since 1945 in former European
colonies (e.g., India, Nigeria, Jamaica, Australia, Morocco, Egypt, Brazil, Colombia).
Some writings from postcolonial theorists,
such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said.
(5 units)
158. Studies in Native
American Literature
Study of selected works in Native American literature. Course may focus on particular authors (Leslie Marmon Silko,
Louise Erdrich, James Welch), particular
tribal or regional literatures, genres (autobiography, poetry, novel), or topics (trickster discourse, landscape, historical
representation). (5 units)
159. Indian Subcontinental
and Diasporic Literature
Readings in the literatures of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and of Indians/Pakistanis in the United Kingdom, the
United States, and elsewhere. (5 units)
160. Children’s Literature
Study of the theory and practice of children’s
literature with special attention to the history of children’s literature, the debate over
the kinds of texts best suited for teaching
reading, and multiculturalism. (5 units)
161. The Bible as Literature
Literary genres of the Bible (myth, history,
wisdom, prophecy, gospel) studied in translations from the Hebrew and Greek against
the background of Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hellenistic, and Roman
cultures. (5 units)
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162. Studies in Comparative Literature
Comparative study of selected works, in
translation if not written in English, from
more than one linguistic and/or national
category, organized by theme, genre, or time
period. May be taken more than once when
topics differ. (5 units)
165. African Literature
Readings in the contemporary literature of
Africa, including the entire continent: literature in English and in translation. (5 units)
166. Pan-African Literature
Readings in the literature of the black diaspora. Writers from Africa, the Caribbean,
and the United States. (5 units)
167. Modern Fiction
Selected works of continental, English, and
American fiction that are peculiarly modern
in sensibility or style. (5 units)
168. Women and Literature
Studies in literature by and about women.
Authors, genres, historical periods, and
themes change from year to year. May be repeated for credit by permission of department chair. (5 units)
169. Non-English Literature
in Translation
Non-English literature in translation. Areas
and topics vary from year to year. (5 units)
170. Writing for Children
and Young Adults
Workshop in writing and illustrating children’s and young adults’ books. (5 units)
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171. Advanced Fiction Writing
Writing fiction, with emphasis on the short
story. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 71. (5 units) NCX
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172. Advanced Poetry Writing
Workshop in the writing of poetry. May be
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 72.
(5 units) NCX
173. Screenwriting
An introduction to the fundamentals and
format of screenplay writing. Critical analysis of characterization and narrative structure in contemporary movies, as well as
workshops in the writing of film treatments,
outlines, and scripts. May be repeated for
credit. Also listed as THTR 173. Prerequisite:
ENGL 71 or permission of the instructor. (5
units) NCX
174. Nonfiction Writing
Study of and extensive practice in reading
and writing nonfiction. Stress on analysis
and rhetorical reading and writing skills, as
well as the process of revising students’ own
writing. Readings and writing will be organized around a topic, such as travel writing,
nature writing, or science and the environment. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (5 units) NCX
175. Creative Nonfiction
Development of skills in the elements of
creative nonfiction, such as narration, character development, persona, and voice.
Focus is on one or more modes of creative
nonfiction, such as landscape writing, popular culture, literary journalism, profile, and
memoir. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
(5 units) NCX
176. Intensive Writing
Extension of instruction in explanatory and
exploratory academic writing principles introduced in prior courses. Activities include
readings and intensive writing in a variety
of topics across the curriculum with emphasis on revision of student writing through
drafts, peer, and instructor review. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (5 units) NCX
177. Argumentation
Argumentative and persuasive writing, ideal
for students planning careers in business,
politics, or law. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
(5 units) NCX
178. Technical Writing
Instruction in the writing of formal reports,
procedures, proposals, and journalistic
pieces, such as brochures and feature articles. Attention given to techniques of information gathering (including conducting
interviews and surveys), document design,
and editing. Open to students of all majors.
Ideal for those planning careers in health
care, the sciences, or industry. Prerequisites:
ENGL 1 and 2. (5 units) NCX
179. Practical Business Rhetoric
Instruction in various strategies for crafting
an appropriate and attractive business personality through résumés and cover letters,
job interviews, informal public speaking, email, and other correspondence. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. Priority given to juniors
and seniors. Sophomores by permission of instructor. (5 units) NCX
180. Writing for Teachers
Prepares prospective teachers at all school
levels for their responsibilities in the instruction of writing. One method employed will
be close, intensive work with each student’s
own expository prose. A second method will
be to investigate controversies in English education and composition studies. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (5 units) NCX
181. Applied Engineering
Communications I
The first half of a required two-course sequence in advanced writing for senior engineering majors. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and
2. Enrollment by permission of instructor.
(2 units)
ENGLISH
182. Applied Engineering
Communications II
The second half of a required two-course
sequence in advanced writing for senior
engineering majors. Prerequisite: ENGL
181. Enrollment by permission of instructor.
(1 unit)
183. Writing for Business
A course in applied business rhetoric in
which, individually and collaboratively, students will produce the kind of writing they
can expect to encounter in the workplace,
from résumés and e-mail, to quantitative
and qualitative analyses, collaterals and executive summaries, formal reports and evaluations, etc., culminating in the development
and delivery of an actual community service
project designed to further Santa Clara’s
mission. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. Priority given to juniors and seniors. Sophomores
by permission of instructor. (5 units) NCX
184. Special Topics
Major authors, genres, literary or theoretical
movements, or themes. May be repeated for
credit when topics differ. (5 units)
185. Grants, Proposals, and Reports
Study of and practice in the professional
writing of grants, proposals, and reports.
Analysis of subject matter, length, purpose,
information sources, number and kind of
readers, and the circumstances that lead to
preparation. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2.
(5 units) NCX
186. Women in Antiquity
Investigation into the representation and the
reality of women’s lives in ancient Greece or
Rome. Focus varies from year to year. May
be repeated for credit when topics differ.
Also listed as CLAS 185 or 186. (5 units)
187. Classical Mythology
in the Western Tradition
Also listed as CLAS 184. For course description see CLAS 184. (5 units)
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188. Senior Seminar
Special topics in English, American, or comparative literature for senior English majors.
Enrollment by permission of instructor.
(5 units) NCX
189. Literature and Religion
Exploration and analysis of central connections between religious and ethical questions, concerns, topics, and movements and
their literary expressions in different social,
cultural, individual, historical, geographical,
and/or political contexts. May be repeated
for credit when topics differ. (5 units)
190. Practicum
Supervised practical application of previously studied subject matter. May be related
to the California Legacy Project or to the
Santa Clara Literary review. Students are
graded P/NP only. May be repeated for
credit. (variable units)
190A. Practicum for Writing Tutors
Students will study composition and teaching-learning theory and will explore how to
apply best practices to both individual instruction and at a class-level. Students who
receive a grade of “B” or better in this
practicum may then apply to work in SCU’s
writing center, the Hub. (5 units)
190B. Practicum for Tutor
Certification
Students who have completed at least 30
hours in the writing center may apply for
certification. In addition to positive performance evaluations, students seeking certification will complete a special project.
Students are graded P/NP only. (3 units)
191. Peer Educator in English
Peer educators are invited by faculty to work
closely with them, facilitating learning in a
lower-division course. May be repeated for
credit by permission of the instructor.
(2 units)
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192. American Theatre
from Black Perspective
Also listed as THTR 161. For course description see THTR 161. (5 units)
193W. Playwriting
Also listed as THTR 170 (Playwriting). For
course description see THTR 170. May be
repeated for credit when topics differ.
(5 units) NCX
193. Advanced Playwriting
Also listed as THTR 171 (Advanced Playwriting). For course description see THTR 171.
May be repeated for credit when topics differ. (5 units) NCX
194. Literature and Performance
Also listed as THTR 160. For course description see THTR 160. (5 units)
195. Dramaturgy
Also listed as THTR 185. For course description see THTR 185. (5 units)
196. Writing in the Community
In this class, fiction writers and poets facilitate creative writing workshops at placements and agencies served by the Arrupe
Center. Permission of instructor required.
(5 units) NCX
197. Practicum in
Tutoring Composition
Training in the tutoring of writing. Open
to students of all majors who have strong
writing skills and who enjoy helping fellow
students improve their work. Tutors are
paired with freshman composition students,
prepare reports of their tutorials, and write
analytical papers about the tutoring experience. (5 units)
198. Writing Internship
Work-study program for students of superior writing ability who gain course credit
by supervised writing on newspapers, magazines, or for government or private agencies. Enrollment is by permission or
invitation of the instructor and department
chair. May be repeated once for credit. Students are graded P/NP only. (5 units) NCX
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
In special circumstances and with permission of the department chair, a student may
request a course in directed reading or writing from an instructor. May not be taken in
a subject listed in this bulletin. (5 units)
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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Associate Professors: Leslie Gray (Executive Director), Lisa Kealhofer, Michelle Marvier
Assistant Professor: Iris Stewart-Frey (Clare Boothe Luce Professor)
The Environmental Studies Institute offers interdisciplinary programs of study leading
to either a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or a companion major in Environmental Studies. The companion major in environmental studies is offered as a secondary major; students majoring in environmental studies also must complete the requirements
for a primary major. The environmental studies major works well with a wide variety of primary majors, including anthropology, communication, political science, and economics. A
minor in environmental studies and a special version of the environmental studies minor
for engineering majors also are available. Both the environmental studies and environmental science programs provide students with the intellectual and ethical foundations they will
need in addressing crucial environmental challenges of the 21st century: e.g., human population growth, urban sprawl, deforestation, global climate change, waste disposal, the need
for renewable energy, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
Environmental studies programs are enriched by colloquia, including bi-weekly seminars,
featuring presentations on environmental subjects by journalists, politicians, businesspeople, scientists, and other scholars. Majors in environmental science and environmental studies are expected to apply their knowledge outside the classroom by completing an approved
internship or research experience, culminating in ENVS 198 Environmental Proseminar.
Environmental studies students are encouraged to study abroad in programs approved
by the department. Courses such as Natural History of Baja include one week of immersion travel during University breaks. Environmental studies faculty occasionally offer summer courses in Costa Rica or in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, many summer and
academic year courses taken through the International Programs Office readily transfer for
credit toward environmental studies majors and minors.
Each student works with an environmental studies faculty advisor, who helps integrate
the classroom curriculum with the student’s plans for future study and/or work in environmental fields.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
Major in Environmental Science
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and College of Arts and Sciences
requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, students majoring in environmental
science must complete the following departmental requirements:
• ENVS 11, 12, 13
• CHEM 11, 12, 13
• BIOL 21, 22, 23
• MATH 11, 12
• ECON 1
• PHIL 9 or TESP 84
• One course from ANTH 50, ENVS 50, ENVS 79, HIST 85, POLI 50, SOCI 50
• ENVS 101
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• ENVS 198
• One course from BIOL 160, CENG 160, ENVS 110, ENVS 115
• Four courses from ANTH 130, ANTH 142, ANTH 145, BIOL 120, BIOL
131, BIOL 133/ENVS 133, BIOL 150, BIOL 151/ENVS 151, BIOL
156/ENVS 156, BIOL 157/ENVS 141, BIOL 158, BIOL 165, BIOL173,
BIOL 180, CENG 140, CENG 143, CENG 163, ENVS 144, ENVS
145,ENVS 151, ENVS 170–189, ENVS 197
• Two courses from ANTH 140, ANTH 155, COMM 120, ECON 101, ECON
111, ECON 129, ECON 130, ECON 134, ENGL 185, ENVS 120, ENVS 122,
ENVS 131, ENVS 142, ENVS 146, ENVS 147, ENVS 158/PSYC 158, ENVS
170–189, ENVS 196, ETHN 156, HIST 184, POLI 167, SOCI 138, TESP 173
• Attend six environmental studies colloquia
Companion Major in Environmental Studies
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and the requirements of their
primary major, students with a companion major in environmental studies must complete
the following requirements:
• ENVS 11, 12, 13
• ECON 1
• PHIL 9 or TESP 84
• HIST 85 or ENVS 79
• One course from ANTH 50, ENVS 50, POLI 50, SOCI 50
• ENVS 101
• ENVS 198
• One course from BUSN 40, COMM 110, ENVS 110, OMIS 40, POLI 170,
PSYC 40, SOCI 120
• One course from ANTH 145, ANTH 155, COMM 120, ENGL 185, ENVS
115, ENVS 131, ENVS 142
• Attend six environmental studies colloquia
Students pursuing a companion major in environmental studies choose from three
concentrations.
Environmental Economics and Sustainable Business Concentration
• Three courses from ECON 101, ECON 111, ECON 120, ECON 129, ECON
130, ECON 134, ENVS 189, MKTG 182, OMIS 108E
• One course from ENVS 120, ENVS 122, ENVS 185, ENVS 188, ETHN 156,
POLI 146, POLI 167
Environmental Policy and Law Concentration
• Three courses from ENVS 120, ENVS 122, ENVS 162, ENVS 163, ENVS
185, ENVS 188, ETHN 156, POLI 146, POLI 167
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• One course from ECON 101, ECON 111, ECON 120, ECON 129, ECON
130, ECON 134, ENVS 189
Sustainable Development Concentration
• Three courses from ANTH 140, ENVS 141, ENVS 144, ENVS 145, ENVS
146, ENVS 147, ENVS 158/PSYC 158, ENVS 184, ENVS 186, ENVS 189,
SOCI 138
• One course from ECON 101, ECON 111, ECON 120, ECON 129, ECON
130, ECON 134, ENVS 189, MKTG 182, OMIS 108E, ENVS 120, ENVS
122, ENVS 185, ENVS 188, ETHN 156, POLI 146, POLI 167
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Minor in Environmental Studies
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in environmental studies:
• ENVS 11, 12, 13
• One statistics course from BIOL 160, BUSN 40, COMM 110, ENVS 110,
POLI 170, PSYC 40, SOCI 120
• One ethical or spiritual issues course from PHIL 9, TESP 84, TESP 173
• Two economic dimensions courses: ECON 1 and ECON 111
• One political and legal dimensions course from COMM 120, ENVS 120,
ENVS 122, ENVS 140, ETHN 156
• One elective course from any courses listed above or ANTH 145, BIOL
131/ENVS 132, BIOL 133/ENVS 133, BIOL 150, BIOL 156/ENVS 156,
CENG 143, CENG 160, CENG 163, ECON 101, ECON 111, ENVS 10,
ENVS 20, ENVS 79, ENVS 115, ENVS 131, ENVS 141, EVNS 142, EVNS
144–147, EVNS 151, ENVS 158/PSYC 158, ENVS 196–199
• Attend six environmental studies colloquia
Minor in Environmental Studies for Engineers
Students majoring in engineering must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in
environmental studies:
• ENVS 11 or 13
• Two social, political, and legal dimensions courses from ENVS 120, ENVS 122,
ENVS 144, ENVS 146, ENVS 147, HIST 85
• One ethical and spiritual dimensions course from PHIL 9, TESP 84, TESP 173
• CENG 121, CENG 140, CENG 143
• Two courses from CENG 123, CENG 139, CENG 142, CENG 144, CENG
160, CENG 162
• CENG 192A and CENG 193; Senior design project must have an environmental
focus and is subject to approval by the environmental studies director
• Attend six environmental studies colloquia
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
1A and 2A. Analyzing Environmental
Rhetoric
This course, reserved for freshmen participating in the Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project, SLURP, will explore
rhetoric surrounding current environmental
issues. Since this course is a special pilot for
the new University core, students will be enrolled in a two-quarter sequence that will
not only fulfill their first-year writing requirements, but will give them the opportunity to explore issues of environmental
criticism with a variety of media. All students taking this course will have the privilege of living on the SLURP floor as part of
the CyPhi Residential Learning Community, and will thus have the opportunity to
participate in a unique community dedicated to promoting a culture of environmental sustainability within the University.
(4 units) NCX
2. Energy and the Environment
Energy has been a top news story over the
past years. In this course, we explore the basics of energy production, alternative ways
of producing energy and alternative energy
sources including natural gas, nuclear, biomass, wind, solar, hydropower, and fuel
cells. Students will gain an understanding of
the environmental impacts of energy production, our present energy crisis, and
prospects for the future. (4 units)
10. The Joy of Garbage
What happens to the things we don’t want?
This class follows the path of our waste
products as they are burnt, decomposed,
landfilled, treated, recycled, reused, dumped
on minority communities, or shipped
abroad. Building on basic chemical and biological principles, and using the scientific
method to guide us, we will explore the fates
of organic and nonorganic detritus, and
search for sustainable solutions to waste
problems. (4 units)
11. Introduction to
Environmental Science
This course offers a broad introduction to
the major environmental threats facing the
world, as well as the key questions or policy
debates surrounding our response to these
threats. Problems such as habitat destruction, over-harvesting, invasive species,
emerging diseases, and global warming cannot be addressed without considering the
diversity of cultures and socioeconomic
conditions in the global community. Lectures will deliberately contrast the means
and obstacles to tackling environmental issues in developed vs. developing countries.
In-class and independent research assignments will help students to develop critical
thinking skills needed to analyze and present information pertaining to environmental issues. (4 units)
12. Introduction to
Environmental Studies
Human degradation of the global environment is an overarching concern for contemporary and future societies. The field of
environmental studies is a relatively new, interdisciplinary field that draws heavily from
the social sciences to propose ways society
can develop environmental solutions. This
is a survey course that will enable students to
understand the composition and evolution
of environmental studies as a field, and provide them tools to analyze environmental
problems and solutions on a local, national,
and global scale. This course will introduce
students to: 1. the major environmental
problems facing human societies; 2. the key
social science disciplines and their contributions to the field of environmental studies;
3. the methodologies used by these disciplines and the way they shape understanding of nature/society relations; and 4. the
importance of ethics and leadership in developing environmental solutions. (4 units)
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13. Soil, Water, and Air L&L
This course focuses on the contributions of
the geological and physical sciences to environmental science. The basic physical and
geological processes that shape the Earth
and govern changes in the environment are
discussed. We will address questions regarding the continents, landscapes, oceans,
freshwater reservoirs, and the atmosphere.
How did they form? Which processes are
taking place to change them? How are they
affected by human action? Understanding
of the concepts will be deepened by laboratory activities and field trips. Laboratory and
field work 15 hours. (4 units)
20. The Water Wars of California L&L
In California, the average person uses about
230 gallons of water a day while most of the
population is concentrated in areas that receive less than 20 inches of rainfall per year.
This course will use the history of water resource use and abuse in the state of California as a backdrop for investigating the
interplay of hydrology, climate, and human
population growth. Students will examine
factors that affect the supply, distribution,
demand, and quality of freshwater in the
state of California. The important roles of
climatic processes, variability, and global climate change will be highlighted, and population pressures on water resources will be
analyzed. Concepts will be reinforced by
field projects and through comparative case
studies from California and beyond. Laboratory 15 hours. (4 units)
39. Drawing from Nature
Development of basic drawing skills using
natural subjects to encourage interest in future self-motivated drawing. Projects include drawing from nature using pencils,
pen, and ink; drawing perspective, seeing
proportions, line drawing, and shading
techniques; drawing birds, trees, rocks,
water, and clouds. (4 units) NCX
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50. World Geography
Provides an understanding of world geography through an appreciation of contemporary global problems. Problems include the
environmental crisis, international relations,
demographic trends, and economic development. Special emphasis on world hunger and
the roots of third-world poverty. (4 units)
79. Environmental Literature
of California
This course surveys the diverse literature celebrating the California landscape. A broad
range of genres and literatures will be examined, including such authors as Charles Fremont, John Muir, Mary Austin, Robinson
Jeffers, Richard Brautigan, Gary Snyder,
Gretel Ehrlich, and William Saroyan. Students will engage in a program of ecocritical
writing designed to develop advanced writing skills while promoting ecological literacy. Also listed as ENGL 79. Prerequisites:
ENGL 1 and 2. (4 units) NCX
95. Sustainable Living Undergraduate
Research Project (SLURP)
This course, jointly sponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute and the CyPhi
Residential Learning Community, is designed to promote a culture of sustainability
within the residential communities of the
modern university. Students will engage in
intensive research over the course of the academic year and will compile and present
their results during the spring quarter. Enrollment is limited to residents of the SLURP
floor in the CyPhi RLC. (4 units) NCX
98. Outdoor Leadership Experience (OLE)
This course uses instruction in wilderness
safety, outdoor technical skills and low-impact camping to develop leadership skills
and an appreciation of the natural world.
An online application is required prior to
instructor approval. Application forms will
be made available at the beginning of the
quarter prior to the course offering. Students are graded P/NP only. (2 units) NCX
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101. Capstone Seminar
Capstone is a guided group and individual
research course that each year is aimed at a
different environmental topic of global significance. Past topics have included the regulation of biotechnology, using ecosystem
services to create financial incentives for
conservation, the social equity and biological effectiveness of private land conservation,
and the national choices facing China with
respect to agricultural policy. The course begins with lectures so that students gain a
foundational background for the quarter’s
research topic. Students write individual papers, group papers, give oral presentations,
and develop project management skills.
Some students pursue their research after
the course, even to the point of publication.
(5 units) NCX
110. Statistics for Environmental
Science L&L
A course in applied statistics for biologists
and environmental scientists planning to
conduct manipulative experiments. Students gain training in experimental design,
quantitative analysis, and hypothesis testing.
Theory and concepts are covered in lectures
and readings. Laboratory sessions provide
practical experience in computing statistical
procedures by hand and with statistical software. Examples used in lectures and lab assignments are derived from medical
research, physiology, genetics, ecology, and
environmental risk assessment. Laboratory
30 hours. Also listed as BIOL 160. Prerequisite: BIOL 23 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
115. GIS in Environmental
Science L&L
A working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is essential for many
careers in environmental science. This class
and laboratory will focus on methods of
generating, querying, analyzing, and displaying GIS data utilizing industry standard
software. Possible topics include land use
change, pollution, and population growth
issues. Each student will propose and carry
out a GIS project with an environmental
application. Laboratory 30 hours. (5 units)
120. Introduction to Environmental
Law and Regulation
in the United States
Introduction to the U.S. legal system’s approach to environmental protection. Topics
include the roles of legislatures and environmental agencies at the federal, state, and
local levels; the independent role of the judiciary in establishing environmental law;
and specific statutes, such as the Clean Air
Act. Students evaluate questions of federalism, uses of economic incentives, and
relationships between environmental protection and economic growth. (5 units)
122. U.S. Environmental Policy
This course will focus on U.S. environmental policy between 1960 and the present,
highlighting the Endangered Species Act,
Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and policy
responses to global warming. Through these
four foci, we will gain an understanding of
how policy is formulated, how one might
measure its consequences, and the role of
communication and politics in moving policy forward (or blocking policy advances).
We will focus on how the various environmental acts mentioned above came to be
and the ongoing policy debates surrounding their administration and implementation. (5 units)
131. Environmental Education
Environmental Education plays a fundamental role in our attempts to make human
systems more sustainable. This course is an
introduction to the study and practice of
Environmental Education. It surveys
philosophies, theories, and methods of Environmental Education with a special emphasis on techniques for engaging K-12
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students in outdoor settings to maximize
learning of environmental concepts and to
improve the students’ understanding of
their personal connections to nature. The
course will introduce creative ways that we
— as current or future teachers, parents, or
mentors — can use active study of and interactions with the outdoor environment to
engage young people in the study of environmental systems and basic biological,
chemical, and physical sciences. A portion
of the course will be taught in field-based
settings. Students will participate in service
learning projects that will give them practical experience planning and leading environmental education lessons. This course is
especially valuable for future teachers.
(5 units) NCX
132. Agroecology L&L
The goal of agroecology is to reduce the
negative environmental impact of farming
while meeting the food needs of the world.
The course examines in a holistic framework the biological, technical, socio-economic, and political processes that govern
agroecosystem productivity and stability. A
wide variety of current agricultural practices
are assessed and discussed. Management
techniques and farming systems' designs
that sustain long-term production are emphasized. One required weekend field trip.
Laboratory 30 hours. (5 units)
140. Sustainability Outreach
This course aims to deepen students' understanding of sustainability. Students participate in an outreach program designed to
facilitate sustainable development at Bay
Area high schools. Each high school’s efforts
will be a microcosm of sustainable development and a leadership learning experience
for the high school students and SCU students, their mentors. Readings and in-class
discussions will also enhance students' ethical understanding of sustainability. (1 unit)
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141. Environmental Biology
in the Tropics
This summer course examines tropical biology and ecology and their relationship to
issues of sustainable development. One
week of instruction at SCU and three weeks
of field study in Costa Rica. Particular emphasis on primate biology, reforestation and
restoration ecology, mangrove conservation,
sustainable agriculture and fair trade, and
ecotourism. Taught in conjunction with
ENVS 39. Enrollment by application via
International Programs. Also listed as BIOL
141. Prerequisite: BIOL 23. (5 units) NCX
142. Environmental and
Nature Writing
Students in this course will compose a finished article for publication in a magazine
or journal after having engaged in market
research, analysis of submission guidelines
for select periodicals, discourse analysis, and
correspondence with editors. Students may
choose to participate in either discourse,
that of environmental writing or that of nature writing, and may elect to write for either a general or scholarly audience.
Students will mail a manuscript to an editor
on the final day of class. Also listed as ENGL
174. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and 2. (5 units)
NCX
144. Natural History of Baja
Course examines natural history, biology,
and ecology of desert and coastal ecosystems
in Baja California Sur, and explores issues of
development and sustainability. Course will
meet in the winter quarter and over spring
break in Baja California, Mexico. Students
must be co-enrolled in ENVS 142 (Environmental and Nature Writing). Instructor permission required to register in both courses.
(5 units)
145. Environmental Technology
A survey course covering a variety of environmentally conscious technologies. Course
addresses “bleeding edge” as well as more
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traditional technologies that enhance both
human welfare and environmental quality
in both the developed and developing countries. We will concentrate on environmentally conscious technologies used in the
general areas of air quality, biotic systems,
climate, energy, land, population, transportation, waste, and water. (5 units)
146. Agriculture, Environment, and
Development: Latin America
This course offers a cross-disciplinary examination of the prospects for “sustainable development” in rural areas of Latin America.
We will use diverse points of view to look at
interactions between poverty, development,
and environmental degradation. While
there is no single, universally accepted definition of sustainable development, a central
goal of this course is that each student come
away with the ability to understand the key
elements that distinguish different discourses on this subject. (5 units)
147. International Environment
and Development
This course examines the intersection of
environment and development in the developing world. Students will explore meanings and measures of development as well
as international institutions that influence
development and environmental policy.
Conceptual frameworks for addressing
human-environmental relationships, including globalization, famine and hunger,
sustainable development, populationpoverty interactions and gender will be explored. Specific topics to be covered include
deforestation, water use, conservation and
development, oil extraction, and urbanization. (5 units)
149. Politics of African Development
Examines why Africa is the poorest region
of the world, focusing on legacies of colonialism, failed political systems, poor economic choices, and external interventions.
Discussion of how some states have
collapsed into warlordism, civil war, and
genocide and how others are creating democratic movements to reverse a history of
economic decline. Also listed as POLI 146.
(5 units)
151. Restoration Ecology L&L
The science and practice of restoring degraded ecosystems, with an emphasis on
plant ecology. Through fieldwork in restoration experiments and examination of case
studies from the literature, students will
grapple with basic questions: How do we
decide what to restore? How do we restore
it? And how do we know if we’re finished?
Emphasis on reading and writing scientific
papers, working with data, and critically
judging the success of restoration projects in
meeting goals of biodiversity and ecosystem
function. Laboratory and field work 30
hours. Also listed as BIOL 151. Prerequisite:
BIOL 23. (5 units)
156. General Ecology L&L
Quantitative study of the interrelationships
of organisms with their biotic and abiotic
environments. Emphasis on population dynamics, interspecific relationships, community structure, and ecosystem processes.
Laboratory and field work 30 hours, typically including one weekend field trip. Also
listed as BIOL 156. Prerequisites: BIOL 23
and MATH 11. (5 units)
158. Conservation Psychology
Many environmental problems (e.g., global
warming, pollution, biodiversity loss, and
resource depletion) are caused by human
behavior, and changing this behavior is necessary in order to solve them. Topics include
psychological reasons (emotions, thoughts,
values, motivations, social context) why
people behave in environmentally sustainable or unsustainable ways, and how psychology can be used to develop policies and
other interventions to help promote sustainable behavior. Also listed as PSYC 158. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, 43, or permission of
the instructor. (5 units)
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
195. Sustainable Living Undergraduate
Research Project (SLURP)
This course, jointly sponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute and the CyPhi
Residential Learning Community, is designed to promote a culture of sustainability
within the residential communities of the
modern university. Students will engage in
intensive research over the course of the
academic year and will compile and present
their results during the spring quarter. Enrollment is limited to residents of the SLURP
floor in the CyPhi RLC. (5 units) NCX
196. Special Topics in
Environmental Studies
Course content and topics vary depending
on the professor. (2 or 5 units) NCX
197. Special Topics in
Environmental Science
Course content and topics vary depending
on the professor. (2 or 5 units) NCX
198. Environmental Proseminar
A seminar course for graduating seniors, intended to permit reflection on an internship
or research experience and foster the further
development of professional skills. Prior to
enrolling, students must complete 100
hours of work in one of the following options: 1) an approved off-campus environmental internship (see ESI executive
director for approval before initiating the internship), 2) approved environmental research with SCU faculty (ENVS 195,
ENVS 199A, or 199B) or as part of a study
abroad program, or 3) the Environmental
Vocation Internship (ENVS 199C). Unit
credit dependent on prior credits granted
for internship or research work. Students are
graded P/NP only. Prerequisites: Completion
of 100 hours of internship or research and senior class standing. (1–5 units) NCX
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199. Directed Reading, Research,
or Internship
Students wishing to enroll in 199A, 199B,
or 199C should meet with the faculty supervisor no later than the fifth week of the
term preceding the start of the project. For
199A and 199B a written description of the
proposed project must be presented to the
ESI executive director for approval.
(1–5 units) NCX
199A. Directed Reading in
Environmental Science or
Environmental Studies
Detailed investigation based on directed
readings on advanced environmental topics, under the close supervision of a faculty
member. Prerequisite: Permission of ESI executive director and instructor before registration. (1–5 units) NCX
199B. Directed Environmental
Research
Supervised laboratory, field, or other research under the guidance of a faculty member. The goal should be a written report
suitable for publication. Prerequisite: Permission of ESI executive director and instructor
before registration. (1–5 units) NCX
199D. Interdisciplinary Research
in Environmental Studies
This course provides an overview of disciplinary approaches to environmental research and ways of integrating different
types of research in interdisciplinary ways.
Discussions will focus on the philosophy of
science, methods for data collection, and
different types of methods including field,
lab, and social science methods. The course
will be open to research students of faculty participating in the Undergraduate Research Initiative and to SLURP students. Students are
graded P/NP only. (1–5 units) NCX
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ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAM
Associate Professors: Ramón D. Chacón, James S. Lai (Program Director)
Assistant Professors: Perlita Dicochea, Robin Hayes
The Ethnic Studies Program provides a critical analysis of historical and contemporary
formations of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. In the pursuit of social justice, it challenges
dominant views of racial and ethnic groups that lead to inequalities. Ethnic studies focuses
on the roles and experiences of African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, Latinas/Latinos, Native Americans, and other racialized peoples within the framework of the
United States and within transnational frameworks.
As an academic program, ethnic studies fosters interdisciplinary inquiry. The faculty
comprise a community of scholars of critical race and ethnic studies, while serving as teachers, mentors, and role models for undergraduate students. Ethnic studies strives to make connections between University learning, racial and ethnic communities, and social change
and encourages a reflective engagement with society and a commitment to fashioning a
more humane and just world. The Ethnic Studies Program serves as a resource for students,
faculty, and staff across the University who are interested in issues of race and ethnicity. The
program offers a minor in ethnic studies.
The ethnic studies minor complements a student’s major by broadening the field of
study to include an academic focus on race/ethnicity. It enhances a student’s employment
opportunities in business, education, law, medicine, social work, and government. The
minor provides a foundation for graduate studies for students who plan to become university professors and researchers with a specialization in ethnic studies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in ethnic studies:
• ETHN 5
• Two courses from ETHN 10, 20, 30, 40
• Three upper-division courses in an area of specialization (i.e., African American
studies, Asian American studies, Chicana/Chicano studies, or comparative
ethnic studies)
• ETHN 198 or 199
Departmental Courses Applicable to the Minor
Note: For descriptions, see the listings of the relevant departments. Students should consult with the director of the Ethnic Studies Program to determine the applicability of courses
taken at other institutions or in study abroad programs.
• ANTH 86, 90, 146
• ARTH 141
• COMM 121A, 127A
• ECON 155
• EDUC 106
• ENGL 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 69, 130, 134G, 139, 140, 155, 158, 166
ETHNIC STUDIES
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HIST 104, 180
MUSC 20, 62/162
SPAN 133
POLI 153, 185
PSYC 189
RSOC 91, 164, 184
SOCI 132, 150, 153, 175, 190
THTR 14, 15, 65, 161, 189
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
5. Introduction to the Study of Race
and Ethnicity in the United States
Focuses on immigration and intercultural
race relations for the major cultures of color
in the United States: African American,
Asian American, Latina/o, and Native
American. Discussion of each group historically in relationship to each other and the
dominant culture. Through critical readings, class discussion, and film, students will
have opportunity to develop a solid intercultural foundation to the understanding of
race and cultural diversity in United States.
Course is a basis for classes offered by all faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program particularly the introductory level courses. The
course also serves as an introduction to the
minor in the Ethnic Studies Program.
(4 units)
10. Introduction to Native
American Studies
Multidisciplinary course addressing key issues regarding identity and definition
among indigenous peoples in the United
States. How members of each group view
themselves; how they are defined by others;
how interactions between the different cultures influence one another. (4 units)
20. Introduction to
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Survey course in Chicana/Chicano studies
addressing key issues in Chicana/o communities in the United States. Focuses on such
issues as immigration, culture, family, family and kinship, identity, gender roles, religion, education, politics, and labor force
participation. (4 units)
30. Introduction to
African American Studies
Students will engage in major debates about
the history, politics, and cultures of communities of African descent living in the United
States. Students will examine texts at the
cutting edge of interdisciplinary scholarship
in African American studies in order to explore the key themes of origins, power, community, identity, and expression that are
central to understanding race-related issues.
In addition, students will create innovative
research projects to help develop positions
about the ideology of race, the dynamics of
group consciousness, and the significance of
collective action, self-determination and aesthetics to the African American experience.
(4 units)
31. Introduction to
African American Art
Also listed as ARTH 46. For course description see ARTH 46. (4 units)
40. Introduction to
Asian American Studies
Multidisciplinary survey of Asian Americans. Asian cultural heritage, immigration,
and the formation of Asian American communities. World views and values, religious
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beliefs, family and kinship, language. Contemporary community issues of identity, sex
roles, stereotyping, employment, and education. (4 units)
50. Introduction to
Filipino American Studies
Mainstream representations of the Filipino
American community. Twentieth-century
works written by and about Filipino Americans, with an emphasis on four relevant
themes: the legacy of Spanish Colonialism
and American Imperialism; U.S. politics
and the history of Filipino American activism and resistance; problems of identity
as it relates to class, gender/sexuality, mixed
heritages, and generational differences; and
Filipino Americans and popular culture.
(4 units)
55. Cross-Racial Electoral Politics
Examination of the historical and contemporary political movements among the
major minority groups in the United States
since the 1960s. The origins and goals of the
Black Power movement, the Chicano/a
movement, the Asian American movement,
and the Native American movement will be
focused on during the quarter. Each of these
movements embodies similar and different
trails with regard to their respective group’s
quest for political power and elected representation. Due to contemporary immigration trends, Latinos and Asian Americans
have challenged the black-white paradigm
that has traditionally defined U.S. racial politics in local and state level politics. The result, in some instances, has been interracial
competition and conflict at these levels. The
necessary elements needed to build and to
sustain multiracial coalitions along with
what the political future holds for these minority groups will be addressed. (4 units)
96. Race, Class, and Culture
Through Film
Explores how filmmakers who are concerned about racism portray the politics,
history, and culture of people of African descent. Examines how this medium can humanize subjects who are often objectified
and exploited and give voice to communities whose perspectives and opinions have
been historically excluded from mainstream
discourses. Considers how films can interrogate the physical, cultural, and, sometimes,
psychological brutality of racist practices as
well as the ways that racism intersects with
other forms of marginalization related to
class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. The
content, production, and distribution of
these cinematic portraits illuminate the political philosophies, hybrid cultures, and
emancipating collective action of black
communities. Integrates students in faculty
research by involving students in a documentary film project about the relationship
between the social movements for African
liberation and black power. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
112. Native Peoples of
the United States and Mexico
Examination of the national policies, ideologies, and attitudes that have shaped the
lives of indigenous peoples living along the
U.S.-Mexico border. Issues include cultural
survival, cultural change, national and individual identity, gender relations, legal and
political problems, and intercultural relations. (5 units)
120. Mexican Immigration
to the United States
Examination of the process of Mexican immigration to the United States since 1910
with a focus on the role of Mexican immigrant labor in California agribusiness. An
analysis of reasons for Mexican immigration
and the responses of the United States to
such immigration. Special focus on Mexican farm laborers, the various movements
to organize them, and on Cesar Chavez and
the UFW. (5 units)
ETHNIC STUDIES
121. Chicana/Chicano Families
and Gender Roles
An examination of Chicana/Chicano families in the United States. Addresses two general areas in family research: (1) the
historical development of Mexican immigrant families and subsequent generations
of communities and families of Mexican
Americans, and (2) a life-cycle analysis of
families with a specialized focus on gender
roles and relations. (5 units)
122. Chicana/Chicano Communities
Examination of the development of the
social, cultural, political, and economic
structures that shape Chicana/Chicano
communities in the United States. Themes
include the evolution of barrios, the historical and contemporary impact of Mexican
land grants, ghettoization, education, gangs,
employment, and the political economy.
(5 units)
125. Latinas/os in the United States
Examination of the experience of Latinas/os
in the United States, focusing on people of
Mexican, Central American (El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Nicaragua), and Caribbean
(Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican
Republic) descent. The countries of origin,
immigration, settlement patterns, comparative issues, and the condition of Latinas/os
in the United States will be explained.
Course content addresses both historical
and contemporary issues. (5 units)
130. Black Political Thought
in Action
Exploration of the political theories and
praxis of social movements in the black diaspora through the lens of memoir. Beginning with the slave narrative genre,
autobiographies of activists of African descent have served as important tools for organizing support for social movements,
providing historical evidence of the experiences of black communities, and challenging domestic and international policies that
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affect people of color. In addition, memoirs
have provided an alternative space for black
voices to be heard when they have been excluded or ignored by academic, media, and
political institutions. Examination of social
movements in the African diaspora through
the life stories of activists. Students will observe how these texts reveal concerns about
the meaning of autonomy, freedom, justice,
and collective consciousness that are common to historically marginalized groups.
Students will consider how personal experiences of race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship influence various forms of political
participation. Students will interrogate the
subjectivity and distortion of fact that are
often found in even the most well-intentioned memoirs. (5 units)
134. Black Social Movements
Black social movements consistently challenge the marginalization of communities
of African descent. In the process of contesting the legitimacy and consequences of
physical terror, economic exploitation, and
cultural misappropriation endured by their
communities, social movements throughout the African diaspora have created many
of the philosophies, repertoires of collective
action, and aesthetic traditions that lay at
the core of our understanding, and imagination, of black life and political dissent. Students will closely examine the work of two
historical social movements in the African
diaspora, Black Power and African Liberation, which envisioned freedom, justice, and
self-determination for black communities.
Students will learn about the ideas, tactics,
and legacies of these movements by conducting interviews with Black Power and
African Liberation activists. In addition, students will evaluate the work of black social
movements that are currently organizing in
their communities. Through research, readings, and class discussions, students will
interrogate both the iconography and vilification of black social movements and their
impact on race and politics in the present
day. (5 units)
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139. African American Psychology
Also listed as PSYC 189. For course description see PSYC 189. (5 units)
141. Asian American Women
An examination of Asian American women
from a historical and contemporary framework within U.S. society. Focuses on the
struggle for identity and adjustment in the
first generation and the conflicts with subsequent generations of Asian American
women. Analyzes two major themes: (1) the
interplay of gender identity formation and
conflict, both in the family and in the paid
labor force, and (2) the development of
individual and collective survival strategies.
(5 units)
142. Asian American Communities
An examination of selected topics affecting
Asian Americans in the United States. Issues
include the changing nature of communities, community institutions, anti-Asian
violence, occupational glass ceilings, higher
education, political mobilization, gender
relations, identity formation, and the new
patterns of Asian immigration. (5 units)
150. Racial/Ethnic Writers
in Comparative Perspective
An examination of the expression of race
and ethnicity in the writings of African
Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Chicanas/os. Themes include the
racial/ethnic/gender/class representation of
self, identity, culture, and community in
U.S. society. Focus on the interrelationship
between literature and literary criticism and
the sociohistorical context within which it
is produced. (5 units)
151. Educating Linguistic and
Cultural Minority Students
This course will prepare students who are
interested in teaching to work with cultural
and linguistic minority students. We will
consider the ways in which different groups
socialize children for learning and how
learning patterns acquired in the home can
conflict with the culture of school. Students
will consider instructional approaches for
working with diverse populations in their
classrooms. (5 units)
154. Women of Color in the U.S.
This course will explore the historical and
present-day issues for women of color in the
U.S. inclusive but not limited to key topics
such as sexuality, family, work, media, and
activism. We will examine the impact of
racism, sexism, and classism on African
American, Asian American, Latina, Native,
and white American women in the U.S.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will
also investigate their shared experiences as
well as their differences. (5 units)
155. Racism in the United States
Multidisciplinary study of racism in the
United States. Its historical manifestations
from the arrival of Europeans in North
America to contemporary times; its psychological dimensions (prejudice, stereotypes,
discrimination); and its place in the U.S.
political economy. Emphasis on African
Americans, but includes discussion of Native Americans, Chicanos/as, and Asian
Americans. (5 units)
156. Environmental Racism,
Gender, and Justice
This course will examine the relationships
between racial formation, gender, and class
within the context of environmental problems and the distribution of resources. The
course will also consider activities that may
lead to a more equitable distribution of the
costs and benefits of economic development, more sustainable forms of production, and economic dynamics that influence
public health discrepancies by gender and
race. While this course focuses on communities of color in the U.S., it also addresses
binational and global instances of environmental injustice. (5 units)
HISTORY
159. Historical Perspectives
in Hip Hop Culture
This course will examine the history and development of hip-hop culture, paying special attention to its social, cultural, racial,
and political dimensions. We will probe the
origins of hip-hop culture, deliberate its political crisis and racial conflict, and chart its
evolution as a form of collective self-expression among urban youth. The course will
explore four fundamental elements: rap
music, politics, gender, and globalization.
(5 units)
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197. Special Topics in Ethnic Studies
(1–5 units)
198. Internship
(2–5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research or Internship
A Capstone senior project representing a student’s specialization in ethnic studies. Prerequisite: Written approval by the director of the
Ethnic Studies Program prior to registration.
(2–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Professors Emeriti: Dorothea French, Steven Gelber, Mary McDougall Gordon,
Jo Burr Margadant, Peter O’M. Pierson, Sita Anantha Raman
Professors: Gerald McKevitt, S.J. (Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J., University Professorship for
Jesuit Studies), Barbara Molony (Department Chair), Timothy J. O’Keefe,
Robert M. Senkewicz, David E. Skinner
Associate Professors: Ramón D. Chacón, George F. Giacomini Jr., Arthur F. Liebscher,
S.J., Thomas Turley, Nancy Unger
Assistant Professors: Fabio López-Lázaro, Pedro Machado, Paul P. Mariana, S.J.,
Matthew Newsom Kerr, Amy E. Randall
History provides an understanding of all aspects of the human past. By synthesizing the
humanities and social sciences, the study of history imparts the ability to research, analyze,
and communicate the reasons humanity has developed in particular ways. Knowledge and
skills developed in history are excellent preparation for graduate study and careers in education, communications, government, law, and business.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students majoring in history must complete the following departmental
requirements:
• One history course in at least five of these seven geographical areas: Africa, East
Asia, South Asia/Indian Ocean, West Africa/Middle East, Europe, Latin America,
and United States
• Four lower-division courses in three of the seven geographical areas mentioned
above, at least one of which must be in the student’s area of projected individual
specialization. Up to two Cultures and Ideas I and II courses taught by history
department faculty may be used to partially fulfill these requirements
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• Ten upper-division courses, including:
HIST 100 and HIST 101
One global course from the following: HIST 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107,
112, 115, 116
Four courses in the student’s area of specialization
Two elective history courses
HIST 197 (capstone)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in history:
• Seven history department courses, including four upper-division courses
PREPARATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCES FOR ADMISSION
TO TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that persons seeking a credential to teach history in
California schools hold a single-subject teaching credential in social science authorizing
them to teach history and social science classes in departmentalized settings. Students wishing to enroll in a credential program must pass a subject-area examination in social science.
The teaching credential program itself requires the completion of an approved credential
program, which can be completed as a fifth year of study with student teaching, or through
a summer program and internship in conjunction with the undergraduate pre-teaching
program.
The Department of History offers a program that prepares students for the subject-area
examination and admission to a credential program. As part of this program, students are
also encouraged to minor in urban education. Students who are contemplating secondary
school teaching in social science should consult with the program coordinator in the
Department of History as soon as possible.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: CULTURES AND IDEAS
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. Courses may address
civilization and the city; explorations, migrations, and nations; empires and rights;
slavery and unfreedom; and other topics.
(4 units each quarter)
REQUIRED UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
100. Historical Interpretation
An investigation of the diverse methods historians use to examine the past. Required of
all majors as a prerequisite for HIST 197.
(Satisfies a European requirement for the
major.) For history majors or with permission
of the instructor. (5 units)
101. Historical Writing
Researching and writing history papers. Required of all majors as a prerequisite for
HIST 197. (Satisfies a United States requirement for the major.) For history majors only. Recommended to be taken in the
sophomore or junior year. (5 units)
HISTORY
197. Capstone Seminar
A topical course designed to give seniors the
opportunity to write an in-depth original
research paper under the guidance of the
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seminar instructor and a faculty specialist
chosen by the student. For senior history
majors only. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIST 100 and HIST 101. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: GLOBAL HISTORY
102. Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide
in the 20th Century
This course will explore the mass murder of
populations defined by ethnicity, nationality, and race in the 20th century. (5 units)
103. Encounter with the Other:
the Jesuits in World History
Interdisciplinary course that examines the
global evolution of the Society of Jesus (the
Jesuits) from the order’s founding in the Age
of Discovery to the present day. Themes include Ignatian spirituality, development of
the order’s worldwide educational system,
the Jesuit role in the encounter between European culture and the cultures of Asia and
the Americas, and the new orientations of
the order that emerged in Catholicism and
the world at large in our own day. (5 units)
104. World History Until 1492
An overview of the great civilizations of the
world prior to the Columbian Exchange, focusing on the geographical, cultural, economic, and political features of the complex
societies in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South
Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the
Americas, and Oceania. Survey of the foundations of each region. Patterns of connection and interdependence in world history.
(5 units)
105. Modern World History
Examination of the significant events, relationships, and ideas that have shaped the development of a transformed international
system during the past 300 years. Focus is
on a few themes, rather than a chronological survey of different regions or cultures.
Major themes include the scientific and
industrial revolutions, new technologies,
nationalism and imperialism, effects of new
technologies, anticolonialism and neo-imperialism, the new world disorder. (5 units)
106. A World History of Foods,
Drugs, and Medicines
An analysis of the human use of plants as
sustenance, mood enhancers, and health
agents with particular attention to the Neolithic invention of agriculture, its spread
through monumental civilizations, and the
capitalistic globalization of food cultures
since 1500 caused by imperialism and industrialization (e.g., fast food and national
cuisines). Specific theories to be examined
include J. Diamond’s interpretation of agriculture as an element in the differential evolution of human societies, historians’
emphasis on the role sugar played in the
development of African slavery, and contemporary concerns about the ecological
and health shortcomings of agribusiness.
(5 units)
107. Spain and Morocco: Jews,
Christians, and Muslims,
1300-1800
A study of how Spain and North Africa's
histories were intertwined between the
Muslim conquest (689-711) and the Christian monarchy's expulsion of Jews from
Spain in 1492 and of Muslims in 1609.
This course examines the medieval cultural,
social, and political co-existence of Jews,
Christians, and Muslims, a phenomenon
known as convivencia, and explores why it
ended. (5 units)
112. Connected Histories/Globalism
An exploration of the “archaeology” of globalization through an examination of the
ways in which parts of the world have
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become connected over the past 700 years.
It adopts a thematic approach to questions
about when the process we call globalization
began and how it has unfolded in different
economic, social, cultural, and political
spheres, and problematizes the concept of
globalization and the idea that connectivity
of the world today is a radical departure
from earlier periods. (5 units)
115. Gender, Race, and Citizenship
in the Modern World
An examination of the dynamics of contestation and reform that shaped the politics
of gender and racial equality in the modern
world. (5 units)
116. Sex and Gender in
the Era of High Imperialism
An examination of the role of sexuality and
gender in the global expansion of European
hegemony in the 19th and 20th centuries.
(5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in world and
comparative history. Prerequisite: Permission
of department chair and instructor. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: UNITED STATES HISTORY
84. Women in American Society
Examination of the rich history of the
changing social, economic, political, and intellectual life of women in the United States.
Focuses on issues of gender, race, class, geographic setting, and ethnicity. Primary and
secondary sources will be used to examine
women’s self-conceptions and self-identifications, as well as gender constructs and prescribed roles. (4 units)
85. Introduction to United States
Environmental History
Study of American environmental history
from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Examines the interactions in history
between the physical environment and economics, politics, gender, race, ethnicity, and
religions. (4 units)
96A. Introduction to the History
of the United States I
A survey of the history of the United States
from European colonization to Reconstruction. Political, economic, social, and intellectual aspects of America’s first 250 years.
(4 units)
96B. Introduction to the History
of the United States II
A survey of the history of the United States
from Reconstruction to the present. Political, economic, social, and intellectual aspects
of America in an era of industrialization, international involvement, and domestic
change. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: UNITED STATES HISTORY
170. Revolution, Confederation,
Constitution
Intensive study of the origins, progress, and
culmination of the American Revolution to
1800. (5 units)
171. The New Nation
Social and political reforms, expansion, and
changes, sectional and national politics of
the United States between 1800 and 1850.
(5 units)
HISTORY
172. The Union in Crisis
A study of the major aspects of the antebellum period, the Civil War, and the problems
of Reconstruction: the abolitionists, the rise
of the Republican Party, the conduct of the
war, the role of the free African American,
constitutional readjustment, and the rise of
the new South. (5 units)
173. The Modern Era: 1920–1960
The end of the Republican ascendance in
the 1920s and the rise of the New Deal
coalition. America at war again and the
Cold War at home and abroad. (5 units)
174. America in the 1960s
Little Rock to Watergate: social, political,
and foreign policy upheavals of the 1960s.
Civil rights movement, student and antiwar
movements, hippies, and others. Kennedy
and Johnson, end of the Cold War and the
Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate.
(5 units)
175. 20th-Century United States
Diplomatic History
Critical study of U.S. international relations.
Economic, political, social, and public opinion forces influencing the development of
U.S. policy. (5 units)
176. U.S. Military History
Survey of the international, military, political, and economic aspects of the American
involvement in conflicts from the Anglo-Indian Wars of the 18th century to the present. The course assesses the relationship
between civilian and military authorities,
qualities of leadership, the impact of new
technology, and the evolution of tactics. Also
listed as MILS 176. (5 units)
177. Gays and Lesbians in
United States History
Examination of the significance of gay men
and lesbians across the broad sweep of American history, beginning with pre-Columbian
Native Americans and concluding with
the modern era. Religious, intellectual,
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economic, political, and social ramifications
will all be examined. (5 units)
180. Native Americans of
the United States
Native American history from colonial
times to the present from the perspective of
native peoples. The focus is on selected Indian peoples in each historical period with
an emphasis on native responses to changing historical circumstances, the continuity
of Native American cultures, and Indian relations with the U.S. government in the
19th and 20th centuries. Topics include
colonialism, Native Americans and environments, regional and tribal histories. (5 units)
181. United States Women
Since 1900
Examination of the rich history of the
changing social, economic, political, and intellectual life of American women from
1900. Issues of gender, race, class, geographic setting, and ethnicity will merit appropriate attention. Primary and secondary
sources used to examine women’s self-conceptions and self-identifications, as well as
gender constructs and prescribed roles.
Women’s role in the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, WWI, the Depression, and
WWII will be followed by extensive coverage of the transitions created/endured by
American women from the post-war period
to today including the rise of feminism and
its ongoing challenges. (5 units)
182. Sex and Family in
American History
History of sex and the family from the 17th
to the 20th century. Impact of social and
economic change on sexuality, courtship,
marriage, and child rearing. Cultural construction of gender roles and sexual roles.
(5 units)
184. American Historical Geography
Introduction to the physical and cultural geography of the United States with a special
emphasis on California. Texts, maps, and
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discussions used to explore how America’s
geography is not just the stage for American
history but an integral player in that history.
(5 units)
186. California
Survey of the state’s history: its Native
American origins, Spanish invasion and
missionization, Mexican period, U.S. conquest, gold rush, and development to the
present. (5 units)
187. The American West
A study of the American West as frontier
and region in transit from the Atlantic
seaboard to the Pacific coast from the 17th
century to the present with an emphasis on
the 19th-century trans-Mississippi frontier.
Topics include European invasions of the
aboriginal world; exploration; the fur trade;
mining and farming frontier; ethnicity and
gender in multicultural regions; the West in
film, fiction, and art; contemporary meaning of the West. (5 units)
188. Seminar: The U.S.
Progressive Era
The progressives (1880s-1920) struggled to
more equitably redistribute the wealth and
power of the newly industrialized, urbanized America, achieving mixed results. The
impact of this crucial period of reform on
politics, gender, class, business, the environment, leisure, and foreign affairs will be examined in order to illuminate current
political and social views and actions. Students are evaluated on their informed participation and a research paper. (5 units)
189. Special Topics in
United States History
Courses offered occasionally on subjects
outside the standard curriculum in modern
United States history. (5 units)
194. Seminar in United States History
Original research and group discussions of
selected problems and periods. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in U.S. history.
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair
and instructor. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: EUROPEAN HISTORY
21. Western Civilization: Ancient
Interdisciplinary survey of the development
of Western culture from the Near Eastern
origins of Western civilization through the
collapse of the Roman Empire. Formerly
HIST 11. Also listed as CLAS 62. (4 units)
22. Western Civilization:
Medieval and Early Modern
Interdisciplinary survey of the development
of Western culture from the fall of the
Roman Empire through the 17th century.
Formerly HIST 12. (4 units)
23. Western Civilization: Modern
Interdisciplinary survey of the development
of Western culture from the 17th century
to the present. Formerly HIST 13. (4 units)
16. Ancient Greek Religion
Also listed as CLAS 67. For course description see CLAS 67. (4 units)
17. Ancient Roman Religion
Also listed as CLAS 68. For course description see CLAS 68. (4 units)
94. Introduction to the History of Europe
An introduction to the study of the history
of Europe. (4 units)
HISTORY
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108. Ancient Greece
Also listed as CLAS 108. For course description see CLAS 108. (5 units)
109. The Hellenistic Age
Also listed as CLAS 109. For course description see CLAS 109. (5 units)
110. Roman Republic
Also listed as CLAS 110. For course description see CLAS 110. (5 units)
111. Roman Empire
Also listed as CLAS 111. For course description see CLAS 111. (5 units)
113. Family in Antiquity
Also listed as CLAS 187. For course description see CLAS 187. (5 units)
114. Imperialism and Religion:
Roman Britain
Also listed as CLAS 114. For course description see CLAS 114. (5 units)
117. State and Church in
the Middle Ages, 1000–1450
The struggles between state and church that
formed modern Western political institutions. The rise of royal and papal theocracy,
the emergence of the idea of limited government, the foundation of representative institutions and modern legal institutions, the
origins of the modern state. (5 units)
119. Sex, Family, and Crime
in Mediterranean Europe,
1300-1800
This course explores the historical intersection of the law—particularly criminal
law—with gender and family in medieval
and early modern Mediterranean societies.
The focus is on Spain, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire, but comparisons are made
with Anglo-American legal traditions. It
examines how family, sex, and gender were
regulated and how the state’s authority was
increased as it began to “police” behavior at
a time when the theory of individual rights
was developing. Topics include the history
of marriage, the medieval Inquisition,
the early modern “witch craze,” and the
real—as opposed to the mythic—harem.
(5 units)
120. Churchill’s England
A study of modern English history through
the extraordinary career of Winston
Churchill. Britain’s imperial zenith, the English suffragettes, international rivalries and
World War I, the Anglo-Irish conflict,
British inter-war appeasement of Nazi Germany, World War II, the formation of the
English welfare state. (5 units)
121. Interpreting the
English Reformation
A study of the religious changes in 16thcentury England from the accession of
Henry VIII to the Gunpowder Plot. Evaluation of traditional Medieval patterns of belief and worship, Tudor dynastic necessities
and political ambitions and factions, the influence of continental theological reformation, and popular acceptance or rejection of
religious innovations. (5 units)
122. Pirates of the Mediterranean,
Pirates of the Caribbean
1300-1800
An examination of the history of piracy in
the late Medieval Mediterranean and early
modern Atlantic contexts. Original narratives, including eyewitness accounts, and recent scholarship are placed within a larger
context of how societies in these regions
have communicated and clashed with each
other. Discussions focus on examining
Mediterranean piracy in relation to Christian and Muslim interaction and delineating
Atlantic piracy’s affiliation with the birth of
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global Western imperialism and the development of an early modern “alternative pirate society.” (5 units)
124. Diplomacy and War:
Europe 1870-1939
Relations of major European powers since
1870. Emphasis on economic, political, and
social forces that influenced these relations.
(5 units)
126. Conflicts in Medieval Christianity
An examination of the religious tensions
and conflicts that helped form later Medieval Christianity. Treats heresies, developing notions of orthodoxy and authority, the
warrior Christianity of the Crusades, mendicancy and urban attitudes toward Christian perfection, the new monasticism, the
development of a personal religion, lay tensions with the clergy, the inquisition, the climate of reformation. (5 units)
127. The World of St. Francis
An examination of the religious, social, and
economic background that produced Francis of Assisi, one of the most revolutionary
figures of the late Middle Ages. It will focus
on shifts in religious perception and new
notions of religious perfection gaining popularity in Francis’ time, Francis’ personal
motivations, and the struggle the Medieval
church experienced attempting to integrate
Francis and his followers into its structure.
(5 units)
130. France and the World: Human
Rights in Theory and Practice
An exploration of the invention of the concept of universal human rights in the Enlightenment and French Revolution and its
contested application in France and the
French Empire from 1789 to the present.
Topics include controversies over the rights
of women, Jews, non-white colonial subjects, immigrant families, and Muslim citizens. (5 units)
133. History of Sexuality
Study of the history of sexuality in modern
Europe. Examination of topics such as the
politics of prostitution, abortion, and
pornography; changing sexual norms and
practices; the invention of homosexuality
and heterosexuality; the social construction
of sexual identities; professional and state involvement in the supervision and regulation
of sexualities; intersections of sexuality with
gender, ethnicity and race, nationality, class,
and religion; connections between sexuality
and imperialism, nationalism, economics,
politics, and culture; sexual communities
and movements. (5 units)
134. Reformers and Revolutionaries
in Tsarist Russia
Examination of politics, society, and culture
in the Russian Empire from the reign of
Peter the Great to the fall of the Romanov
Dynasty in 1917. Themes include state
building and modernization; peasant rebellion and the institution of serfdom; the
nobility and its discontents; imperial expansion and the multiethnic Empire; the Orthodox Church and popular religion;
aristocratic revolt and the Russian revolutionary intelligentsia; Alexander II and the
Great Reforms; the growth of radicalism; industrialization and social change; the Revolution of 1905; and the crisis of the Old
Regime. (5 units)
135. Women and Gender
in Modern Europe
An exploration of the history of modern Europe through the lens of gender. Focus on
how changing ideas about gender and sexuality shaped gender roles, cultural practices,
economic systems, and politics from the
French Revolution to the end of the Cold
War. Also considers the ways in which gender interacted with class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, and race in the everyday
lives of men and women. (5 units)
HISTORY
136. Gender/Race/Class in
20th-Century Europe
An exploration of the ways that social anxieties and ideas about gender, race, nationality, class, and sexuality shaped political,
economic, social, and cultural developments
in Europe from 1900 to the present. Topics
include: challenges to bourgeois society in
pre-war Europe; World War I; gender and
sexual “disorder” in the 1920s; fascism and
sexuality; WWII and the Holocaust; cultural constructions of the Cold War; the
intersections of class, gender, and consumption; the politics of decolonization; the 1968
revolutions in Western Europe and Eastern
Europe; the women’s movements in the
1970s; masculine identity in a post-industrial world; the gendering of Communism;
“new Europeans,” European unity, and nationalism in post-colonial, post-Communist
Europe. (5 units)
137. The Soviet Experiment
An examination of the Soviet experiment to
build the first self-proclaimed socialist government in history. Emphasis on political
and economic policies, cultural practices,
everyday life, and the evolution of social
identities and roles, taking into account gender, regional, and national differences.
(5 units)
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138. Second World War
An intensive investigation of the international military conflict of 1939-1945. Examination of the causes of the war and the
major campaigns in Europe, North Africa,
and the Pacific. The domestic consequences
of the war, and the impact of the conflict on
the lives of subject populations, soldiers, and
ordinary civilians. (5 units)
139. Special Topics in
European History
Courses offered occasionally on subjects
outside the standard curriculum in modern
Europe. (5 units)
192. Seminar in European History
Original research and group discussions of
selected problems and periods. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in European
history. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair and instructor. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES:
AFRICAN, WEST ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY
91. Introduction to the
History of Africa
Historical survey of the origins and development of African cultures from ancient
times to the onset of European colonialism
in the 20th century. Focus on selected civilizations and societies. Patterns of African
social, economic, and political life. (4 units)
97. Introduction to the
History of West Asia
and the Middle East
A survey of the cultural, religious, economic, and political development of western Asia and northeastern Africa up to 1900
CE. (4 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES:
AFRICAN, WEST ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY
141. Independent Africa
African economic, social, and political problems after independence. Major ideologies
and international conflict. (5 units)
142. Modern Middle East
and North Africa
An examination of the political, economic,
and religious forces that helped to shape the
contemporary nation-state system of western Asia and northern Africa. Analysis of the
consequences of European expansion and
colonialism, Zionism, Arab nationalism,
and pan-Arabism and the development of
political Islam in both regional and global
affairs. (5 units)
143. Seminar: Women
in Political Revolutions
Comparative, global history seminar that
focuses on the political, economic, social,
and military leadership of women in several
types of revolutionary movements, both violent and nonviolent. Examples are taken
from many cultures around the world from
the 19th to the 21st centuries. (5 units)
144. Islam in Africa
Examination of the history and contemporary role of Islam in Africa. The principal
topics are the development of Islamic ideas
and institutions, the impact of Islam on
African cultures, the role of Islam in contemporary political and economic development, and the interaction between African
and non-African organizations and governments. (5 units)
145. Islam in the Modern World
Comparative study of contemporary Islam.
The study of origins and basic doctrines of
Islam and its development in the modern
world. Main focus will be on Islam’s interaction with different cultures, emphasizing
political implications of the rise of revivalism. (5 units)
149. Special Topics in African History
Courses offered occasionally on subjects
outside the standard curriculum in African
history. (5 units)
193. Seminar in Africa
and Middle East
Original research and group discussion of
selected problems and periods. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in African history.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
and instructor. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: EAST ASIAN,
SOUTH ASIAN, AND INDIAN OCEAN HISTORY
55. Introduction to Southeast Asia
Historical survey of the civilizations of
Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand,
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines from their origins to the present day.
The focus will be on societies, cultures, religions, colonialism, nationalism, and postmodern socioeconomic issues. (4 units)
92. Introduction to
the History of East Asia
An examination of the emergence of modern nations from the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific and their mutual
transformations in the past century. Analyzes linkages within the region and with
other regions using concepts borrowed from
anthropology, cultural studies, economics,
and political science. (4 units)
HISTORY
93. Introduction to
the History of South Asia
and the Indian Ocean
A survey of the dynamic development of
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and
Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean. Using
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multidisciplinary concepts, the course focuses on the subcontinent’s rich and
unique mosaic of social, religious, cultural,
economic, and environmental systems
against the backdrop of dramatic political
events. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: EAST ASIAN,
SOUTH ASIAN, AND INDIAN OCEAN HISTORY
146A. Medieval and
Early Modern Japan
From the early medieval period through the
middle of the 19th century, Japan developed as a blend of indigenous cultures, religions, and institutions and continental
(Chinese and Korean) civilization and later
European and American ideologies and imperialism. This course examines culture,
ideas, religions, society/economy, and global
interactions. (5 units)
146B. Modern Japan in the World
An examination of Japanese history in its
global context since 1600, with emphases
on its 19th century “economic miracle;”
problems faced by a rapidly modernizing
and globalizing society; questions of national security and imperialism; reconstructing gender, personhood, and rights of
Japanese men and women at several key
moments in “modern” society; social and
political movements such as suffrage and
labor; war and reconstruction; and diaspora,
both of people and ideas. (5 units)
147A. Premodern China
Chinese civilization from the earliest times
to the Western intrusion. Dominant historical and cultural patterns; evolution of
Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; development of political institutions; analysis
of preindustrial economic experience; statesociety relations. (5 units)
147B. Modern China
Social, political, economic, and cultural development from the 17th to the 20th centuries. State formation from monarchy to
socialism, cultural history from Confucianism to individualism, issues of poverty and
population. Intellectual and cultural
changes and the roles of the West. Indigenous forces shaping China’s modern evolution. (5 units)
150. Women in East Asia
The historical study of women is necessarily the historical study of gendered societies.
While there are important linkages among
China, Japan, and Korea—for example,
shared religious traditions, the varied experiences of imperialism, the central role of
women and the construction of gender in
modernity, and the physical movement of
women (and men) among the three countries—there are also significant differences.
This course will explore changes over time
in sexualities, work experiences, civic culture, the gendered state, and marriage and
family in the three countries. (5 units)
151. Imperialism in East Asia
This course examines the cultural, social,
political, and economic effects of imperialism in four countries in East Asia: China,
Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Imperialism took varied forms, depending on
the interests of the imperialist country and
the conditions in the country under imperialism. Readings will use both literary and
historical sources. (5 units)
154A. Ancient, Classical,
and Medieval India
India from its prehistoric roots to 1500,
with a focus on both sacred and secular
themes: the development of Hinduism,
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Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Sufism; social
stratification through caste, gender, and ethnicity; trade and cultural expansion in Asia
and the Indian Ocean world; religious and
social syncretisms; state and kingship.
(5 units)
154B. Modern India
India after the Portuguese arrival to the present. Themes include economic development and trade; imperialism; Hindu
socioeconomic reform and its relevance to
women and the caste system; Muslim awakening and modernization; Indian nationalism; Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah; economic
development and environment; national cohesion; and communalism. (5 units)
155. Cradle of Globalization:
The Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean encompasses a vast area
(one-third of all the countries of the world,
and one-third of the world’s population)
from Australia, to Southeast Asia, to South
Asia, to the Arabian Peninsula, to the East
African coast. This course explores the history of the people and societies of the world
of the Indian Ocean—in particular, the
western region that includes India, Arabia,
and East Africa—emphasizing the interactions between regions and powers as well as
trade, exchange, and the movement of peoples around the Indian Ocean from ancient
to modern times. (5 units)
163. Cuba and the Caribbean
A survey from the colonial period to the
present of three Caribbean nations: Cuba,
the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Emphasis on 20th century developments;
social, economic, and political issues (dictatorship, revolution, social stratification); and
the role of U.S. policy vis-à-vis Cuba and
the Caribbean. (5 units)
159. Special Topics in Asian History
Courses offered occasionally on subjects
outside the standard curriculum in Asian
history. (5 units)
164. Seminar: The Catholic
Church in Latin America
Readings, discussion, and research focused
on the historical place, social role, and religious significance of the Catholic Church
in Latin America, with attention to churchstate issues, liberation theology, and the impact of the Church in nations affected by
development, globalization, and poverty.
(5 units)
195. Seminar in Asian History
Original research and group discussion of
selected problems and periods. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in Asian history.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
and instructor. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
64. Central America
Survey of Central America from independence to the present. Focus on three Central
American countries: Nicaragua, Guatemala,
and El Salvador. Emphasis on recent developments; social, economic, and political
problems (militarism, dictatorship); and the
nature of U.S. policy vis-à-vis Central
America. (4 units)
95. Introduction to the History
of Modern Latin America
A survey of the modern experience of the
major nations of Latin America, with emphasis on economic and commercial relationships, populism, the international
dimensions of authoritarianism, national
self-determination, and the context of recent democratic movements. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
161. Modern Mexico
Mexico since the Benito Juárez regime to
the present. Emphasis on the Porfiriato, the
1910 Revolution and its institutionalization, and the development of the modern
state. (5 units)
INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
162. Argentina
An historical examination of the peoples,
events, regional situations, and trans-oceanic
relationships that have shaped Argentina
and southern South America. (5 units)
166. Latin America: Peoples,
Empires and Nations
A survey of the comparative experience of
the original migrants, European colonizers,
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and resulting juncture of cultures and histories from the initial settlement through
the native empires, establishment of the European colonies, the Enlightenment, and
the birth of new nations. (5 units)
169. Special Topics in
Latin American History
Courses offered occasionally on subjects
outside the standard curriculum in Latin
American history. (5 units)
196. Seminar in
Latin American History
Original research and group discussion of
selected problems and periods. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected historical problems in world and
comparative history. Prerequisites: Permission
of department chair and instructor. (5 units)
INDIVIDUAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Director: Jean J. Pedersen
The individual studies major has been established to meet the needs of students who wish
to design a course of studies with a multidisciplinary perspective.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, students majoring in individual studies must complete
the following departmental requirements:
• Be a full-time student at Santa Clara for at least one year
• Have fewer than 111 quarter units of academic work completed at the time of
application
• Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
• Submit a Petition for Admission to the Individual Studies Program director for
review and approval. The petition should include:
• A clear, logical, and conceptually refined description of the proposed program
• A well-developed argument, supported by appropriate evidence, showing that no
existing academic major can meet the student’s educational objectives
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• A plan of study listing courses, seminars, internships, etc., that meet the student’s
educational objectives and fulfill the requirements of the University Core Curriculum
LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Professors: Timothy C. Urdan, Eleanor W. Willemsen (Interim Director)
Associate Professor: Carol Giancarlo Gittens
Assistant Professor: Brett Johnson Solomon
Lecturer: Leslie Carson
The Liberal Studies Program offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science
in Liberal Studies. The liberal studies major is designed for undergraduates interested in a
career in elementary school teaching or students seeking a broad background in the liberal
arts and sciences. Completion of the liberal studies major prepares students broadly in the
Arts and Sciences and provides background in subject matter taught in the elementary
grades. The teaching credential itself requires the completion of an approved credential program, which can be completed as a fifth year of study. Information about the teacher credentialing process and preteaching advising is available to all Santa Clara students through
the Liberal Studies Program Office.
The Liberal Studies Program was developed by a faculty committee representing the social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, and the humanities in consultation with faculty
from the Department of Education. The curriculum encourages critical thinking, sensitivity to human values and ethical principles, and a respect for and appreciation of diverse cultures. By learning how to learn and how to teach others, students in the Liberal Studies
Program help prepare themselves and future generations to understand and cope with a
challenging and ever-changing world.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in liberal studies must complete the following departmental requirements:
• ENGL 160
• EDUC 184
• MATH 44 and 45
• PHYS 19
• BIOL 19 or ENVS 131
• CHEM 19
• HIST 96A or 96B, 104, 105, and 184
• ANTH 3 or SOCI 1
• POLI 1
• Four units of music, theatre, or dance courses
• ARTS 100 or an approved substitution
• PSYC 2, 134, 185
• LBST 70, 75, 197
• EDUC 70, 106, 138, 198
LIBERAL STUDIES
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EDUC 70. Community Health
Education
Seminar addresses current health issues, reviews a variety of health education instructional materials, and includes group
activities to enhance knowledge of health issues. Designed to clear multiple and singlesubject basic teaching credentials. (4 units)
LBST 70. Movement Education
Learn the movement concepts and skill
themes central to any physical education
program for children. Develop sound instructional approaches for teaching physical
education, dance, and athletics and for creating kinesthetic lesson plans to teach all
academic subjects. Exploration of developmentally appropriate themes and activities
that foster the interaction of physical, social,
cognitive, and motor learning and will learn
movement analysis techniques. Teaching
simulations and working with children.
Movement lab included. (4 units)
LBST 75. Technology and Learning
Examination of the relationship between
learning and technology to acquire and develop lifelong learning skills. Hands-on introduction to the computer, multimedia
stations, and the Internet as learning tools
and analysis of the impact of technology on
society and learning. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
EDUC 106. Urban Education
and Multiculturalism
This course will survey some of the historical, cultural, economic, educational, moral,
and political forces, which confront urban
educators with a view toward understanding the impact of these forces on teaching
and learning. Students in this course will be
exposed to academic and community resources. They will be given an opportunity
to become active members of an urban
community, study theories of urban practice, and reflect on both. This course is designed for undergraduates who have
sophomore standing or higher and are considering a career in teaching or a related
field. Requires Arrupe placement. (5 units)
these differences in comparison with normal development. Visits to institutions that
serve these children. (5 units)
EDUC 138. Exceptional Child
Introduction to childhood mental retardation, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, communication (speech and language)
disorders, hearing impairments, physical
and health impairments, severe handicaps,
and the gifted and talented. The impact of
EDUC 198A. Elementary Teaching
Practicum and Social
Foundations
Seminar and directed readings address fieldrelated problems and issues, classroom dynamics and curriculum. Required: 32 hours
as a volunteer teacher aide in an elementary
classroom. (5 units)
EDUC 184. Introduction to Reading
This course provides an introduction to the
developmental and learning processes involved when children become readers. Students will learn to develop and demonstrate
instructional strategies that foster a holistic
view of learning to read and write—to emphasize connections among all areas of the
curriculum and the interrelatedness of
knowledge and the mutually reinforcing
skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing visually.
(5 units)
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EDUC 198B. Secondary Teaching
Practicum and Social
Foundations
Seminar and directed readings address fieldrelated problems and issues, classroom dynamics and curriculum. Required: 32 hours
as a volunteer teacher aide in a secondary classroom. (5 units)
culture and community; behavioral views of
learning; motivation in learning and teaching; creating learning environments; and
evaluation, measurement, and success. Students in this course will gain their knowledge in several contexts including readings,
community-based learning, lecture, discussion, and group work. (5 units)
LBST 134./PSYC 134. Psychology of
Education
The role of educational psychology is to understand and improve educational practice
through the study of learning and teaching.
Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to a variety of topics that relate to the
study of learning and teaching. Such topics
include: cognitive development and language; personal, moral, and social development; learner differences and learner needs;
LBST 197. Senior Seminar
Integration of methodological and epistemological features distinctive to the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences
using collaborative research methods. Examination of an issue of concern to U.S. elementary and secondary education. Open
only to senior liberal studies majors, senior
EFTP students, or senior urban education minors. Students enrolled in LBST 197 must
have completed or be enrolled concurrently in
EDUC 198A. (5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Professor Emeritus: Paul R. Halmos
Professors: Gerald L. Alexanderson (Michael and Elizabeth Valeriote Professor),
José Barría, Jean J. Pedersen, Edward F. Schaefer, Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J.
(Department Chair)
Associate Professors: Glenn Appleby, Robert A. Bekes, Frank A. Farris,
Leonard F. Klosinski, Tamsen McGinley, Daniel N. Ostrov, Richard A. Scott,
Nicholas Q. Tran, Byron L. Walden
Assistant Professor: Aaron A. Diaz
Senior Lecturers: Laurie Poe, Peter Ross, Nedra Shunk
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers major programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Mathematics), as well as required and elective courses for students majoring in other
fields. Either major may be pursued with any of three principal goals: preparation for graduate studies leading to advanced degrees in mathematics, computer science, statistics, operations research, or other fields; preparation for secondary school teaching of mathematics
or computer science; or preparation for a research career in business, industry, or government. The major in mathematics may be taken with an emphasis in applied mathematics,
financial mathematics, or mathematics education. The emphasis in mathematics education
is designed to prepare majors to take the California Subject Examination for Teachers. The
major in computer science may be taken with an emphasis in cryptography and security. Minors in mathematics or computer science are also available.
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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science maintains a program for the
discovery, encouragement, and development of talent in mathematics or computer science
among undergraduates. This program includes special sections, seminars, individual conferences, and directed study guided by selected faculty members. Students are also encouraged to participate actively in research projects directed by faculty.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree, students majoring in mathematics and computer science (mathematics)
must complete the following departmental requirements for the respective degree:
Major in Mathematics
• CSCI 10 (or demonstrated equivalent proficiency in computer programming)
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 51, 52, and 53
• PHYS 31 and 32, with the associated laboratory section for PHYS 32. Students
with a special interest in the application of mathematics in the social sciences or
economics may substitute ECON 170 or 173 for PHYS 32. Students planning
to teach in secondary schools may substitute, with approval of the department
chair, PHYS 11 and 12 for PHYS 31 and 32.
• Seven approved upper-division courses in mathematics or computer science,
one of which must be MATH 102 and at least one of which must be MATH
103, 111, or 176.
Students planning to undertake graduate studies in pure mathematics should plan to
take MATH 105, 111, 112, 113, 153, and 154. Students planning to undertake graduate studies in applied mathematics should complete the emphasis in applied mathematics and take MATH 105, 144, 153, 154, and 155.
Emphasis in Applied Mathematics
Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with the following specifications:
• MATH 102, 122, 123, 166, 176
• Two courses from MATH 144, 155, 165, 178, CSCI 164, or an approved
alternative upper-division mathematics (but not computer science) course
Emphasis in Financial Mathematics
Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the
following specifications and additions:
• MATH 102, 122, 123, 125, 144, 166
• BUSN 70
• ACTG 11, 12
• FNCE 121, 124
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Emphasis in Mathematics Education
Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the
following specifications and additions:
• MATH 101, 102, 111, 122, 123 (or 8), 170, 175 (or 178)
• EDUC 198B
Students are strongly recommended to complete the Urban Education minor.
Major in Computer Science (Mathematics)
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MATH 11, 12, 13, 14, 51, 52, 53
CSCI 10, 60, 61
PHYS 31 and 32 with the associated laboratory section for PHYS 32
COEN 20, COEN (or ELEN) 21 and 21L
CSCI 163 and one course from CSCI 161, 166, or 167
Two upper-division courses from the following list and two approved upperdivision courses not on the list: MATH 144, 176, 177; CSCI 161, 162, 164,
165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 181, 182, 196. Computer science majors may not
take CSCI 165 or 166 as MATH 165 or 166. (Although not required, MATH
122 is highly recommended.)
• COEN 177 and one approved COEN upper-division course
• One additional approved upper-division course from COEN, CSCI or MATH
144, 176 or 177
Students are encouraged to select one of the following areas of focus to guide their
choices of upper-division courses:
• Foundations: CSCI 161, MATH 176 and 177, COEN 173
• Numerical Computation: MATH 144, CSCI 165 and 166, COEN 145
• Software: CSCI 161 and 169, COEN 174, COEN 176 or 178
• Graduate School Preparation: CSCI 166, MATH 176 and 177, COEN 175
• Another area of focus developed in conjunction with the department
Emphasis in Cryptography and Security
Complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Mathematics) with the following specifications:
• MATH 178
• CSCI 181
• COEN 150 and either COEN 146 or 152
• MATH 122 and CSCI 182 are highly recommended
For the major in either mathematics or computer science (mathematics), at least four of
the required upper-division courses in the major must be taken at Santa Clara. A single
upper-division course in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science may not
be used to satisfy requirements for two majors or minors.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Minor in Mathematics
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in mathematics:
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14; 52 or 53
• Three approved upper-division mathematics courses with no more than one
course selected from MATH 165 and 166. In place of MATH 165 or 166, a
student may select an upper-division computer science course.
Minor in Computer Science
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in computer science:
• CSCI 10, 60 and 61
• MATH 12 or 51
• COEN 20 and 21
• Three approved upper-division computer science courses. In place of an upperdivision computer science course, a student may select from MATH 144, 176,
or 177.
PREPARATION IN MATHEMATICS FOR ADMISSION
TO TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach mathematics or computer science in California secondary schools must pass the California Subject
Examination for Teachers (CSET), a subject area competency examination. The secondary teaching credential additionally requires the completion of an approved credential
program, which can be completed as a fifth year of study and student teaching, or through
an undergraduate summer program internship. Students who are contemplating secondary school teaching in mathematics or computer science should consult with the coordinator in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as early as possible.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: MATHEMATICS
4. The Nature of Mathematics
For liberal arts students. Topics chosen from
the theory of numbers, combinatorics,
geometry, and other suitable areas. Material will generally be presented in a historical
setting that allows students to participate in
the discovery and development of important mathematical ideas and enhances their
appreciation of the beauty of mathematics
in the real world. Emphasis on problem
solving and doing mathematics. Formerly
MATH 41. (4 units)
6. Finite Mathematics
for Social Science
Introduction to finite mathematics with applications to the social sciences. Sets, logic,
combinatorial problems, probability, vectors, and matrices. (4 units)
7. Calculus for Social Science
Introduction to differential and integral calculus with applications to the social sciences.
Ordinarily, only one of MATH 7, 11, or 30
may be taken for credit. (4 units)
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8. Introduction to Statistics
Elementary topics in statistics chosen from
descriptive statistics, probability, random
variables and distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and
correlation. (4 units)
9. Precalculus
College algebra and trigonometry for students intending to take calculus. Does not
fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirement in mathematics. (4 units)
11. Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Differentiation and applications, introduction to integration. Ordinarily, only one of
MATH 7, 11, or 30 may be taken for
credit. Prerequisite: Four years of high school
mathematics (including trigonometry) or satisfactory grade in MATH 9. If MATH 9 is
taken, a grade of C- or higher is strongly recommended before taking MATH 11.
(4 units)
12. Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Continuation of 11. Methods and applications of integration, transcendental functions. Only one of MATH 12 or 31 may be
taken for credit. Prerequisite: MATH 11 or
equivalent. A grade of C- or higher in MATH
11 is strongly recommended before taking
MATH 12. (4 units)
13. Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
Infinite series, vectors, vector functions,
quadric surfaces. Prerequisite: MATH 12 or
equivalent. A grade of C- or higher in MATH
12 is strongly recommended before taking
MATH 13. (4 units)
14. Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV
Curvilinear coordinate systems, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector calculus.
Prerequisite: MATH 13 or equivalent. A
grade of C- or higher in MATH 13 is strongly
recommended before taking MATH 14. Formerly MATH 21. (4 units)
22. Differential Equations
Explicit solution techniques for first order
differential equations and higher order linear differential equations. Use of numerical,
series, and Laplace transform methods. Applications. Only one of MATH 22 and
AMTH 106 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: MATH 14. (4 units)
30. Calculus for Business I
Differentiation and its applications to business, including marginal cost and profit,
maximization of revenue, profit, utility, and
cost minimization. Natural logarithms and
exponential functions and their applications, including compound interest and
elasticity of demand. Study of the theory of
the derivative normally included in MATH
11, except trigonometric functions not included here. Ordinarily, only one of MATH
7, 11, or 30 may be taken for credit. Note:
MATH 30 is not a suitable prerequisite for
MATH 12. Prerequisite: Three years of high
school mathematics (excluding trigonometry)
or MATH 9. If MATH 9 is taken, a grade of
C- or higher is strongly recommended before
taking MATH 30. (4 units)
31. Calculus for Business II
Integration and its applications to business,
including consumer surplus and present
value of future income. Functions of several
variables and their derivatives; Lagrange
multipliers and constrained optimization.
Emphasis throughout the sequence on
mathematical modeling, the formulation of
practical problems in mathematical terms.
Only one of MATH 12 or 31 may be taken
for credit. Prerequisite: MATH 30 or equivalent. A grade of C- or higher in MATH 30
is strongly recommended before taking MATH
31. (4 units)
44. Mathematics for
Elementary Teachers I
Problem solving and logical thinking approach to whole numbers: their nature,
counting, place value, computational operations, properties, and patterns. Intuitive
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two-dimensional geometry and measurement, especially metric. Arrupe Center
participation required. (4 units) NCX
45. Mathematics for
Elementary Teachers II
Problem solving and logical thinking approach to fractional numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers: their
nature, computational operations, properties,
and patterns. Intuitive three-dimensional
geometry and measurement, especially metric. Functions, relations, and graphs. Prerequisite: MATH 44. (4 units) NCX
51. Discrete Mathematics
Relations and operations on sets, orderings,
elementary combinatorial analysis, recursion, algebraic structures, logic, and methods of proof. Also listed as COEN 19.
(4 units)
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52. Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms,
quotient groups, fields, integral domains;
applications to number theory. Prerequisite:
MATH 51 or permission of the instructor.
(4 units)
53. Linear Algebra
Vector spaces, linear transformations, algebra of matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and inner products. Prerequisite:
MATH 13. (4 units)
90. Lower-Division Seminars
Basic techniques of problem solving. Topics in algebra, geometry, and analysis.
(1–4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: MATHEMATICS
Note: Although CSCI 10 is not explicitly listed
as a formal prerequisite, some upper-division
courses suggested for computer science (mathematics) majors may presuppose the ability to
write computer programs in some language. A
number of upper-division courses do not have
specific prerequisites. Students planning to enroll should be aware, however, that all upperdivision courses in mathematics require some
level of maturity in mathematics. Those without a reasonable background in lower-division
courses are advised to check with instructors
before enrolling.
100. Writing in the
Mathematical Sciences
An introduction to writing and research in
mathematics. Techniques in formulating research problems, standard proof methods,
and proof writing. Practice in mathematical
exposition for a variety of audiences.
Strongly recommended for mathematics
and computer science majors beginning
their upper-division coursework. MATH
100 may not be taken to fulfill any mathematics or computer science upper-division
requirements for students majoring or minoring in mathematics or computer science.
(5 units)
101. A Survey of Geometry
Topics from projective, advanced Euclidean,
and non-Euclidean geometries. Symmetry.
Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
102. Advanced Calculus
Vector calculus, functions of several variables, elliptic integrals, line integrals, Stokes’s
theorem, and the divergence theorem. Prerequisites: MATH 14 and 53. (5 units)
103. Linear Algebra II
Abstract vector spaces, dimensionality, linear
transformations, isomorphisms, matrix algebra, Eigenspaces and diagonalization,
Cayley-Hamilton Theorem, canonical
forms, unitary and Hermitian operators, applications. Prerequisite: MATH 53. (5 units)
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105. Theory of Functions
of a Complex Variable
Analytic functions. Cauchy integral theorems, power series, conformal mapping.
Riemann surfaces. Offered in alternate
years. (5 units)
and its variants. Optimal discrete and continuous time portfolio rebalancing. Solution
techniques will include Monte Carlo and
finite difference methods. Prerequisite:
MATH 122 or AMTH 108. MATH 53 recommended but not required. (5 units)
155. Ordinary Differential Equations
Solutions to systems of linear differential
equations. Behavior of nonlinear autonomous
two-dimensional systems. Uniqueness and existence of solutions. Offered in alternate years.
(5 units)
111. Abstract Algebra I
Topics from the theory of groups. Offered
in alternate years. Prerequisites: MATH 52
and 53. (5 units)
133. Logic and Foundations
Deductive theories. Theories and models.
Consistency, completeness, decidability.
Theory of models. Cardinality of models.
Some related topics of metamathematics
and foundations. Open to upper-division
science and mathematics students and to
philosophy majors having sufficient logical
background. Offered on demand. (5 units)
165. Linear Programming
Algebraic background. Transportation problem. General simplex methods. Linear programming and theory of games. Numerical
methods. Offered in alternate years. Also
listed as CSCI 165. (5 units)
112. Abstract Algebra II
Rings and ideals, algebraic extensions of
fields, and the Galois theory. Offered in
alternate years. Prerequisite: MATH 111.
(5 units)
113. Topology
Topological spaces and continuous functions. Separability and compactness. Introduction to covering spaces or combinatorial
topology. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: MATH 52, 53, or 102. (5 units)
122. Probability and Statistics I
Sample spaces; conditional probability; independence; random variables; discrete and
continuous probability distributions; expectation; moment-generating functions; weak
law of large numbers; central limit theorem.
Prerequisite: MATH 14. (5 units)
123. Probability and Statistics II
Estimation and hypothesis testing. Maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio
tests, and sampling from the normal distribution. Applications. Prerequisites: MATH
53 or permission of instructor and MATH
122. (5 units)
125. Mathematical Finance
Models for the movement of stock and
bond prices using Brownian motion and
Poisson processes. Introduction to Ito calculus and stochastic differential equations.
Discrete lattice models. Pricing models for
equity and bond options via Black-Scholes
134. Set Theory
Naive set theory. Cardinal and ordinal arithmetic. Axiom of choice and continuum hypothesis. Axiomatic set theory. Offered on
demand. (5 units)
144. Partial Differential Equations
Linear partial differential equations with applications in physics and engineering, including wave (hyperbolic), heat (parabolic),
and Laplace (elliptic) equations. Solutions
on bounded and unbounded domains
using Fourier series and Fourier transforms.
Introduction to nonlinear partial differential equations. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MATH 14. Recommended:
MATH 22 or AMTH 106. (5 units)
153. Intermediate Analysis I
Rigorous investigation of the real number system. Concepts of limit, continuity, differentiability of functions of one real variable,
uniform convergence, and theorems of differential and integral calculus. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: MATH 102. (5 units)
154. Intermediate Analysis II
Continuation of MATH 153. Offered in
alternate years. Prerequisite: MATH 153.
(5 units)
166. Numerical Analysis
Numerical algorithms and techniques for
solving mathematical problems. Linear systems, integration, approximation of functions, solution of nonlinear equations.
Analysis of errors involved in the various
methods. Direct methods and iterative
methods. Prerequisites: (1) The ability to program in some scientific language, (2) MATH
53 or permission of the instructor. Also listed as
CSCI 166. (5 units)
170. Development of Mathematics
A selection of mathematical concepts with
their historical context. Offered in alternate
years. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing
in a science major. (5 units)
172. Problem Solving
Use of induction, analogy, and other techniques in solving mathematical problems.
Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
174. Differential Geometry
Introduction to curves and surfaces. FrenetSerret formulas, Gauss’ Theorema
Egregium, Gauss-Bonnet theorem. Offered
in alternate years. Prerequisite: MATH 53.
(5 units)
175. Theory of Numbers
Fundamental theorems on divisibility,
primes, congruences. Number theoretic
functions. Diophantine equations. Quadratic
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residues. Partitions. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: MATH 52. (5 units)
176. Combinatorics
Permutations and combinations, generating
functions, recursion relations, inclusion-exclusion, Pólya counting theorem, and a selection of topics from combinatorial
geometry, graph enumeration, and algebraic
combinatorics. (5 units)
177. Graph Theory
Selected topics from planarity, connectedness, trees (enumeration), digraphs, graph
algorithms, and networks. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
178. Cryptography
History, classical cryptosystems, stream ciphers, AES, RSA, discrete log over finite
fields and elliptic curves, stream ciphers, and
signatures. (5 units)
190. Upper-Division Seminars
Advanced topics in algebra, geometry, or
analysis. Research projects. May be repeated
for credit. (1–5 units)
197. Advanced Topics
Areas of mathematics not ordinarily covered
in regularly scheduled courses, often areas
of current interest. May be repeated for
credit. (5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Guided study related to off-campus practical work experience in mathematics or statistics. Enrollment restricted to majors or
minors of the department. Prerequisite: Approval of a faculty sponsor. (1–5 units)
199. Independent Study
Reading and investigation for superior students under the direction of a staff member.
This can be used only to extend, not to duplicate, the content of other courses. May
be repeated for credit. (1–5 units)
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: COMPUTER SCIENCE
3. Introduction to
Computing and Applications
An overview course providing background
on how computers process information and
interact with the world; topics presented
with a historical perspective; computer-related issues studied within the context of
broader, more abstract concepts; the ethical
and social responsibility associated with
technology. (4 units)
60. Object-oriented Programming
Object-oriented programming techniques
using C++: abstract data types and objects;
encapsulation; inheritance; polymorphism;
the Standard Template Library; the five
phases of software development (specification, design, implementation, analysis, and
testing). Prerequisites: CSCI 10 or an equivalent introductory course in a scientific language. (4 units)
10. Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to computer science and programming: overview of hardware and software organization; structured programming
techniques using C++; elementary algorithms and data structures; abstract data
types; the ethical and societal dimensions of
computers and technology. Primarily (but
not exclusively) for majors in computer science, mathematics, and physical sciences.
CSCI 10 may not be taken for credit if the
student has received credit for a course in
C++ or Java. Prerequisite: MATH 11 (may be
taken concurrently). (4 units)
61. Data Structures
Specification, implementations, and analysis of basic data structures (stacks, queues,
graphs, hash tables, binary trees) and their
applications in sorting and searching algorithms. Prerequisite: CSCI 60. CSCI 61 and
COEN 12 cannot both be taken for credit.
(4 units)
90. Lower-Division Seminars
Basic techniques of problem solving. Topics in computer science. (1–4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Note: Although CSCI 10 is not explicitly listed
as a formal prerequisite, some upper-division
courses suggested for computer science (mathematics) majors may presuppose the ability to
write computer programs in some language. A
number of upper-division courses do not have
specific prerequisites. Students planning to enroll should be aware, however, that all upperdivision courses in computer science require
some level of maturity in computer science and
mathematics. Those without a reasonable
background in lower-division courses are advised to check with instructors before enrolling.
161. Theory of Automata
and Languages I
Classification of automata, formal languages,
and grammars. Chomsky hierarchy. Representation of automata and grammars, BNF.
Deterministic and nondeterministic finite
state automata. Regular expressions and languages. Push-down automata. Context-free
languages. Context-sensitive grammars and
linear bounded automata. Recursively enumerable languages. Turing machines; normal
forms; undecidability. Offered in alternate
years. Prerequisites: MATH 52 and CSCI 61
or equivalent. (5 units)
162. Theory of Automata
and Languages II
Continuation of CSCI 161. Offered in
alternate years. Prerequisite: CSCI 161.
(5 units)
163. Theory of Algorithms
Introduction to techniques of design and
analysis of algorithms: asymptotic notations
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and running times of recursive algorithms;
design strategies: brute-force, divide and
conquer, decrease and conquer, transform
and conquer, dynamic programming,
greedy technique. Intractability: P and NP,
approximation algorithms. Also listed as
COEN 179. Prerequisites: MATH 51 or 52,
or equivalent, and CSCI 61 or equivalent.
(5 units)
168. Computer Graphics
Systematic and comprehensive overview of
interactive computer graphics, such as
mathematical techniques for picture transformations and curve and surface approximations. Prerequisite: The ability to program
in some scientific language. MATH 53 recommended but not required. (5 units)
164. Computer Simulation
Techniques for generation of probability distributions. Computer models of queueing in
inventory and scheduling. Simulation of
economic systems. Monte Carlo methods
for physical systems. Offered in alternate
years. Prerequisite: The ability to program in
some scientific language. MATH 122 recommended but not required. (5 units) NCX
169. Programming Languages
Comparative study of major classes of programming languages. Introduction to theoretical definitions of languages and run-time
concerns, with emphasis on good points
and deficiencies of various languages and on
using the appropriate language for a given
task. Programs written in several languages
(e.g., LISP, FORTRAN-2003, C, C++,
MPI). Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
165. Linear Programming
Algebraic background. Transportation problem. General simplex methods. Linear programming and theory of games. Numerical
methods. Offered in alternate years. Also
listed as MATH 165. (5 units)
181. Applied Cryptography
Key management, hash functions, stream
ciphers, web of trust, time stamping, secret
sharing, quantum cryptography, running
time analysis, cryptanalytic techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 178. (5 units)
166. Numerical Analysis
Numerical algorithms and techniques for
solving mathematical problems. Linear systems, integration, approximation of functions, solution of nonlinear equations.
Analysis of errors involved in the various
methods. Direct methods and iterative
methods. Also listed as MATH 166. Prerequisites: (1) The ability to program in some scientific language, (2) MATH 53 or permission
of the instructor. (5 units)
182. Digital Steganography
History and applications; Techniques: substitution, transform domain, distortion, statistical, cover; Evaluation: benchmarking,
statistical analysis; Attacks: distortion, counterfeiting, detection; Theory: perfect and
computational security. (5 units)
167. Switching Theory
and Boolean Algebra
Switching algebra and Boolean algebra.
Minimization via Karnaugh maps and
Quine-McCluskey, state compatibility, and
equivalence. Machine minimization. Faults.
State identification, finite memory, definiteness, information losslessness. Offered on
demand. (5 units)
190. Upper-Division Seminars
Advanced topics in computer science. Research projects. May be repeated for credit.
(1–5 units)
197. Advanced Topics
Areas of computer science not ordinarily
covered in regularly scheduled courses, often
areas of current interest. May be repeated
for credit. (5 units)
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198. Internship/Practicum
Guided study related to off-campus practical work experience in computer science.
Enrollment restricted to majors or minors
of the department. Prerequisite: Approval of
a faculty sponsor. (1–5 units)
199. Independent Study
Reading and investigation for superior students under the direction of a staff member.
This can be used only to extend, not to duplicate, the content of other courses. May
be repeated for credit. (1–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Professors: Rose Marie Beebe, Francisco Jiménez (Fay Boyle Professor),
Catherine R. Montfort, Victor B. Vari (Harold and Edythe Toso Professor)
Associate Professors: Josef Hellebrandt (Department Chair), Jill Pellettieri,
Tonia Caterina Riviello, Gudrun Tabbert-Jones, Juan Velasco
Assistant Professor: Jimia Boutouba
Senior Lecturers: Elsa Li, Lucía Varona
Renewable Term Lecturers: Maria Bauluz, Irene Bubula-Phillips,
Lucille Couplan-Cashman, Yoshiko Miyakoshi, Nina Tanti
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a degree program leading
to the Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, or Spanish Studies. Honors programs are available for French and German majors. The
department offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. The courses are designed to help students achieve proficiency in both the oral and written language and to provide them with an understanding of the experiences, values, and
traditions of those peoples whose languages are studied. Courses range from beginning language to linguistics, from an introduction to literary texts to advanced courses in literature
and culture. All courses are open to any student with the requisite preparation.
A few courses in literature and culture offered by the department are taught in English
and are open to any student. Some of these courses may be used as credit toward a major
or minor in French and Francophone studies, a major or minor in German studies, or a
minor in Japanese studies. However, these courses in English will not fulfill the University
Core Curriculum foreign language requirement. Students may fulfill their second language
Core Curriculum requirement by successfully completing a proficiency examination in a
modern foreign language at the level for their program of study.
Students who have never studied the language in which they wish to enroll, or who have
studied that language for one year in high school, should register for Language 1. Those who
wish to continue in a language that they have studied for two years in high school should
enter Language 2. Students with three or more years of study in a single language, those who
wish to continue language study beyond the second language requirement, or those who feel
following the formula would place them in a higher or lower level course than their background warrants should consult a member of the appropriate language faculty for placement
advice. Students having the necessary proficiency, as demonstrated by an interview with a
member of the language faculty, may enroll in higher-numbered courses than those of the
placement formula. Once proficiency has been established, lower-division students may enroll in upper-division courses with the permission of the instructor. Such courses will be
counted as fulfilling major or minor requirements.
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Courses numbered 1 through 102 are not open to challenge; for courses numbered
above 102, consult the individual listing.
Study abroad is a valuable enhancement of the undergraduate experience and is particularly recommended for students pursuing a major or minor in a foreign language. Students should consult with both the Office of International Programs and the student’s
foreign language advisor to ensure appropriate integration of the work done abroad into the
student’s program of study.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts degree, students majoring in modern languages and literatures must complete the following departmental requirements for their specific major:
Major in French and Francophone Studies
• FREN 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• At least one course in French or Francophone literature
• Additional electives in French or Francophone studies to total 40 quarter upperdivision units chosen with the approval of the student’s major advisor. At least
20 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Major in German Studies
• GERM 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• Additional electives in German language, literature, and culture to total 40
quarter upper-division units. At least 20 of these units must be taken at SCU or
taught by SCU faculty.
Major in Italian Studies
• ITAL 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• Additional electives in Italian language and literature to total 40 quarter upperdivision units, chosen with the student’s faculty advisor. At least 20 of these
units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Major in Spanish Studies
• SPAN 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• SPAN 175
• At least one survey course (but not more than three) from: SPAN 120, 121,
130, 131
• One course in Latin-American literature or culture
• One course in Spanish peninsular literature or culture
• Additional electives in Spanish language, literature and culture to total 40
quarter units of upper-division work, chosen with the approval of the Spanish
advisor. At least 20 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Students must fulfill the following requirements for the specific minor in modern
languages and literatures:
Minor in French and Francophone Studies
• FREN 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• At least one course in French or Francophone literature
• Additional electives to total at least 19 quarter units of upper-division work in
French. At least 10 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Minor in German Studies
• GERM 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• Additional electives to total at least 19 quarter units of upper-division work in
German. At least 10 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Minor in Italian Studies
• ITAL 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• Additional electives to total at least 19 quarter units of upper-division work in
Italian. At least 10 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Minor in Japanese Studies
• JAPN 100, 101, and 102 or department-approved substitutes
• Additional electives to total at least 19 quarter units of upper-division work in
Japanese. At least 10 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
Minor in Spanish Studies
• SPAN 100 and 101 or department-approved substitutes
• At least one course in Hispanic literature or culture
• Additional electives to total at least 19 quarter units of upper-division work in
Spanish. At least 10 of these units must be taken at SCU or taught by SCU faculty.
PREPARATION IN SPANISH FOR ADMISSION TO
TEACHER TRAINING CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS
The State of California requires that students seeking a credential to teach Spanish in
California secondary schools either pass a subject-area examination or successfully complete
the state-approved subject-matter preparation program in the language to be taught. The
teaching credential itself requires the completion of an approved credential program, which
can be completed as a fifth year of study with student teaching, or through a summer program and internship in conjunction with the undergraduate pre-teaching program. The
subject-matter preparation program in Spanish is valid through 2010; to be eligible for the
Waiver Program, students must be graduating no later than 2010. Students interested in this
program should consult with one of the coordinators.
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: ARABIC STUDIES
1. Elementary Arabic I
This course introduces students to Modern
Standard Arabic (MSA) and the cultures of
the Arabic-speaking world. Through the
four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, as well as cultural knowledge,
students will acquire basic knowledge and
understanding in the writing system; sounds
and pronunciation of Arabic letters; Arabic
grammar; writing and reading basic sentences; and building a list of vocabulary in
MSA and Colloquial Arabic. (4 units)
2. Elementary Arabic II
A continuation of Arabic 1 designed for students to acquire additional vocabulary, the
rules of Arabic grammar, and reading more
complex materials. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) through Al-Kitaab series textbooks will be used to allow students to
acquire additional knowledge and understanding in many areas of the Arabic language. Students in this course are exposed
to authentic reading and listening materials
that are of more depth and length than
those used in Arabic 1. Prerequisite: Arabic 1
or equivalent. (4 units)
3. Elementary Arabic III
A continuation of elementary Arabic in
which students will acquire additional vocabulary, a more advanced understanding of
Arabic grammar, and will write and read
more complex materials with comprehension
of case system and sentence structure. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) through Al-Kitaab series textbooks will be used to allow
students to acquire additional knowledge and
understanding in the structure of the Arabic
language. Students in this course are exposed
to authentic reading and listening materials
through lectures, discussions, exercises and
communicative language activities. Prerequisite: Arabic 2 or equivalent. (4 units)
21. Intermediate Arabic I
Focuses on reading and discussion of texts
dealing with the literature, arts, geography,
history, and culture of the Arabic-speaking
world. Review of the linguistic functions
and grammar structures of first-year Arabic.
The teaching/learning process in this level
is proficiency-oriented where emphasis is
placed on the functional usage of Arabic.
Prerequisite: Arabic 3 or equivalent. (4 units)
22. Intermediate Arabic II
Continuation of Intermediate Arabic with
focus on building additional vocabulary,
using Arabic-English dictionary, reading
and discussion of Arabic texts dealing with
the literature, arts, geography, history, and
culture of the Arabic-speaking world. The
teaching/learning process in this level is proficiency-oriented where emphasis is placed
on the functional usage of Arabic. Prerequisite: Arabic 21 or equivalent. (4 units)
23. Intermediate Arabic III
Continuation of Intermediate Arabic with
focus on grammatical and linguistic structure in texts dealing with the literature, arts,
geography, history, and culture of the Arabic-speaking world. The teaching/learning
process in this level is proficiency-oriented
where emphasis is placed on the functional
usage of Arabic. Prerequisite: Arabic 22 or
equivalent. (4 units)
50. Intermediate Arabic Conversation
This course focuses on the spoken Arabic
dialect of the Levant (Lebanon, Syria,
Jordan, and Palestine) as one of the major
Arabic dialects spoken and understood in
the Arab world. The course is a combination of lecture, discussion, exercises and
communicative language activities. It aims
to develop conversational skills focusing on
the use of topic-structured drills and activities that are appropriate to the context in
which the language will be spoken. Representative examples of colloquial literature,
plays, songs, and TV series will be introduced. Colloquial Arabic will be the primary language of instruction. (4 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: ARABIC STUDIES
137. Arabic Culture and Identity
This course will introduce the students to
the major aspects of Arabic and Islamic culture in the context of the complex history of
the Arabic world. It will include coverage of
religious and ethnic diversity, language, the
Arabic family structure, values traditions,
and customs. Arabic literatures and poetry
from the classical period to the present will
be introduced. The Arabic visual and performing arts, music, food, and clothing will
be covered. This course is open to all upperdivision students who are interested in learning about Arabs and their culture. This
course is taught in English; knowledge of
Arabic is desirable but not required. Course
does not fulfill University Core foreign language requirement. (5 units)
164. The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic calligraphy is a genuine Arabic and
Islamic art form that links the literary heritage of the Arabic language with the religion of Islam. Calligraphy means “beautiful
handwriting,” and in Arabic it also means
“the geometry of the spirit.” This course will
combine theory with practice and through
hands-on projects; it will introduce students
to the Arabic writing system and the art of
Arabic calligraphy. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Written permission of the instructor
and department chair is required in advance
of registration. (1–5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: CHINESE STUDIES
1. Elementary Chinese I
Designed for those having no previous
study of Mandarin Chinese. A proficiencybased course emphasizing communicative
language skills (understanding, speaking,
reading, and writing). Development of an
understanding of Chinese culture. (4 units)
2. Elementary Chinese II
The second in a series of three courses,
CHIN 2 emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Chinese
culture. Prerequisite: CHIN 1, or two years
of high school Chinese, or equivalent. (4 units)
3. Elementary Chinese III
CHIN 3 completes first-year Chinese. This
course emphasizes the development of communicative language skills (understanding,
speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Chinese
culture. Prerequisite: CHIN 2 or equivalent.
(4 units)
21. Intermediate Chinese I
The first course in a three-part review of the
fundamentals of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Progressive readings and exercises in conversation and composition.
Development of an understanding of
Chinese culture. Prerequisite: CHIN 3 or
equivalent. (4 units)
22. Intermediate Chinese II
Continuation of the review of Chinese
structure, together with progressive development of all Chinese skills. Broadening appreciation of Chinese culture through
reading and discussion. Prerequisite: CHIN
21 or equivalent. (4 units)
23. Intermediate Chinese III
Completion of intermediate Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 22 or equivalent. (4 units)
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
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100. Advanced Chinese I
This course is aimed at expanding the student’s vocabulary in written and spoken
Chinese, and developing the ability to comprehend and use complex grammatical
structures with ease. Course conducted in
Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 23 or equivalent. (5 units)
101. Advanced Chinese II
The second in a series of three courses,
CHIN 101 is aimed at expanding vocabulary in written and spoken Chinese, and developing the ability to comprehend and use
complex grammatical structures with ease.
Course conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite:
CHIN 100 or equivalent. (5 units)
102. Advanced Chinese III
This course completes the advanced Chinese series and is aimed at expanding the vocabulary in written and spoken Chinese and
developing an ability to comprehend and
use complex grammatical structures with
ease. Course conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or equivalent. (5 units)
137. Modern Chinese Culture
This course introduces students to the culture in modern China through literature
(fiction and other reading matter), popular
music, and film. This course will also give
attention to business etiquette and culture
in China. All readings are in English. No
Chinese language is required, though students with Chinese language background
are encouraged to work with Chinese
sources if they wish. This course does not
fulfill the University Core foreign language
requirement. Prerequisite: None. (5 units)
198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Restricted to seniors who find themselves in special circumstances (i.e., Asian
Studies or International Studies minors).
May be taken only once. Courses exempted
from challenge may not be taken as directed
study. Written course outline must be approved by instructor and department chair in
advance of registration. (1–3 units)
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Written permission of the instructor
and department chair is required in advance
of registration. (1–5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES:
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES
1. Elementary French I
The first in a series of three courses, FREN
1 is intended for students who have had no
prior experience with French. It emphasizes
the development of communicative language skills and cultural understanding.
This proficiency-based course follows the
text Deux Mondes and requires active performance in class. (4 units)
2. Elementary French II
The second in a series of three courses,
FREN 2 continues the development of
communicative language skills and cultural
understanding acquired in FREN I. This
proficiency-based course follows the text
Deux Mondes (chapter 4–7) and requires active participation in class. Offered only in
winter. Prerequisite: FREN 1, or two years of
high school French, or equivalent. (4 units)
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3. Elementary French III
This course completes the elementary
French series. Like its preceding courses,
FREN 3 emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills and cultural
understanding. This proficiency-based
course follows the text Deux Mondes and requires active performance in class as well as
in scheduled multimedia sessions. Prerequisite: FREN 2 or equivalent. (4 units)
21. Intermediate French I
The first of two courses reviewing the fundamentals of spoken and written French.
Readings in original prose. Appreciation of
French and Francophone cultures (readings
and discussions). Prerequisite: FREN 3 or
equivalent. (4 units)
22. Intermediate French II
Continuation of the review of the fundamentals of spoken and written French. Further appreciation of French and
Francophone cultures through readings and
discussions. Prerequisite: FREN 21 or equivalent. (4 units)
50. Intermediate French Conversation
A course concentrating on development of
a student’s ability to speak and understand
various French accents. Recommended for
students going abroad. Course includes
French-speaking field trips and, when possible, discussions with French visitors. No
auditors. Prerequisite: FREN 22 or equivalent. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES:
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES
100. Advanced French I
Emphasis on spoken French. Use of Internet resources to broaden appreciation of
French and Francophone culture. Readings
include a novel and a play. Required of all
majors and minors. An essential course for
studying abroad. Prerequisite: FREN 22 or
equivalent. (5 units) NCX
101. Advanced French II
Introduction to literary analysis in poetry,
prose, and drama. Required of all majors
and minors. (May be taken concurrently
with certain other upper-division courses.)
Prerequisite: FREN 100 or equivalent.
(5 units)
102. Advanced French Conversation
Recommended for students who will study
or work in France. Intensive oral work
stressing self-expression and discussion skills.
Topics will be chosen from contemporary
readings and cross-cultural comparisons will
be made with American society. No auditors. Prerequisite: FREN 100 or equivalent
and permission of the instructor. Prospective
students must arrange an interview with the
instructor to receive a permission number.
Limited to the first 12 students approved.
(2 units)
103. Advanced French Composition
Development of concrete writing skills for a
variety of writing tasks, such as “explication
de textes,” “compte-rendu critique,” and
“essai argumentatif .” The correct use of syntax and lexicon, as well as the progression of
ideas will be stressed. Continuous writing
assignments based on readings and a final
essay are required. Prerequisite: FREN 100
or equivalent. (3 units)
106. Advanced French
Conversation and Composition
Intensive work in French conversation and
composition, focusing on everyday situations. No auditors. Prerequisite: FREN 100
or equivalent. (5 units) NCX
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108. French Business
Culture and Institutions
Basic French business terminology and
practices. Business letter writing emphasized. Examination of French business institutions (agriculture, finance, advertising,
transportation, etc.). Special emphasis on
understanding the underlying cultural
mores that make French business different
from U.S. business. (5 units)
110. Introduction to French
Culture and Civilization
Cultural, political, economic, artistic, educational, and social aspects of France. (5 units)
111. Introduction to Francophone
Studies: From the Caribbean
to Vietnam
Cultural, political, economic, educational,
and social aspects of Francophone countries.
Exploration through literary works and
films of issues involving nationalism, race,
gender, identity, and alienation. Geographic
areas include the Caribbean, North Africa,
sub-Saharan Africa, Quebec, and Vietnam.
May be taken independently of FREN 110.
(5 units)
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116. Major Works of
French Literature II
Readings in French literature of the 19th
and 20th centuries. Rotated topics include
drama, the novel, literature and the arts, experimentation (literary and dramatic), etc.
May be taken independently of FREN 115.
(5 units)
120. Moyen Age
Epic, lyric, and courtly literature of Medieval France: Roland, l’amour courtois and
the Troubadours, Chrétien de Troyes, Tristan et Iseut, Artur, the early theatre. (5 units)
130. Humanism and the Renaissance
La Renaissance: readings in Rabelais, the
Pléiade poets, and Montaigne. (5 units)
140. Le Grand Siècle: Theatre
in the Age of Louis XIV
Stress on classical tragedy and comedy in
France, with special emphasis on the social
and political context in which these genres
were produced. Additional materials will be
drawn from other writers of the 17th century such as Descartes, Pascal, Mme de La
Fayette, and La Fontaine. (5 units) NCX
113. Francophone Culture and
Civilization: Black African
Women Writers
An introduction to literature written by
black African women writers. Through literature (interviews, personal testimonies,
novels, autobiography) and film (documentaries, movies), students will witness the
changing faces of black Africa, from colonial times to the present, as seen through the
eyes of women. (5 units)
150. The French Enlightenment
Exploration of the major philosophical, literary, and artistic movements in France between the years 1715 (Louis XIV’s death)
and 1789 (the French Revolution), with an
emphasis on their uneasy relationship to
the social, political, and religious institutions of pre-revolutionary France. Texts by
Montesquieu, Voltaire, Mme de Charrière,
Mme de Graffigny, Rousseau, and others.
(5 units)
115. Major Works of
French Literature I
Readings in French literature from its beginnings in the Moyen Age to the end of
the 18th century. Rotated topics include the
theme of love, the comic, the writer’s relationship to societies, the emerging genre of
the theatre, etc. (5 units)
160. 19th Century I:
Romantic and Romantique
Romantic literature: prose and poetry
(Chateaubriand, Stendhal, Lamartine,
Hugo, Balzac, Vigny, etc.). (5 units)
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161. 19th Century II:
Le réel et le symbolique
Realist, Naturalist, and Symbolist literature (Baudelaire, Flaubert, Mallarmé,
etc.). (5 units)
170. 20th Century I:
Mémoires et Souvenirs
Writings of la belle époque and entre deux
guerres (Proust, Gide, Apollinaire, Dada,
Surrealism, etc.). (5 units)
171. 20th Century II:
The Existentialist Hero
The engagée literature, the Anti-theatre, the
New Novel, and current directions
(Anouilh, Sartre, Camus, Ionesco, RobbeGrillet, Tournier, etc.). (5 units)
172. Cinéma
An examination of the evolution of style
and theme in French cinema from its birth
in 1895 to the present. Study of films by
major directors (Renoir, Pagnol, Cocteau,
Truffaut, Malle, Beineix, Diane Kurys).
Main themes of French culture illustrated
in the films. (5 units)
180. Seminars
Variable topics in culture, literature, and
film. May be retaken for credit. (5 units)
NCX
182. Women in French Literature:
Authors and Characters
Literary analysis of the woman question,
formulated through the works of major
French writers, both female and male, such
as Marie de France, Mme de Lafayette,
Choderlos de Laclos, Maupassant, Colette,
Marguerite Duras, and Simone de Beauvoir.
Readings set against the backdrop of the
Monarchy, the French Revolution of 1789,
and the Napoleonic regime emphasize an
emerging feminist awareness that found expression not only through political activism
but also through literature. (5 units)
183. 20th-Century French
Women Writers
The varied literary contributions of French
and Francophone writers such as Colette,
Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras,
Elisabeth Badinter, Gabrielle Roy, Mariama
Bâ; their differing perceptions of the traditional stereotypes of women and perspectives related to social class. Consideration of
whether feminine literature has unique
qualities. (5 units)
185. French Applied Linguistics
Aspects of modern French linguistics
(phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax). Contrastive analysis. (5 units) NCX
198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Normally restricted to seniors who
are declared French and Francophone studies majors or minors and who find themselves in special circumstances. May be
taken only once. Courses exempted from
challenge may not be taken as directed
study. Written course outline must be approved by instructor and department chair in
advance of registration. (1–3 units)
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Written permission of the instructor
and department chair is required in advance
of registration. (1–5 units)
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Note: The following three courses are literature
and culture in translation courses taught in
English and cannot be used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum second language requirement. One course may be counted
toward the French and Francophone studies
major or minor.
112. Francophone Culture and
Civilization: Africa
and the Caribbean
A study of the political, social, and literary
history of French-speaking Africa and the
Caribbean (with a focus on Guadaloupe
and Martinique). Explores the issues of
identity crisis and cultural alienation in the
works of leading writers. Conducted in
English but contains a French component
for French and Francophone studies majors
and minors. (5 units)
174. French Novels and Films:
Culture, Gender, and
Social Classes
Analysis of classic French novels, ranging
from Diderot’s The Nun to Duras’ The
Lover, and films based on the same texts.
Discussion of the adaptation of the novels to
film and the characteristics of the novelist’s
world highlighted or ignored in the corresponding film. Of special interest is the
question of whether feminine literature and
films have unique qualities that distinguish
them from the masculine tradition. Conducted in English but contains a French
component for French and Francophone
studies majors and minors. (5 units)
184. 20th-Century French Women
Writers in Translation
The varied literary contributions of French
and Francophone writers. Readings selected
mainly from writers of the second half of
the 20th century. Consideration of whether
feminine literature has unique qualities.
Conducted in English but contains a
French component for French and Francophone studies majors and minors.
(5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: GERMAN STUDIES
1. Elementary German I
Designed for those having no previous
study of German. A proficiency-based
course emphasizing communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Cultural information on
German-speaking countries. (4 units)
2. Elementary German II
The second in a series of three courses,
GERM 2 emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of the cultures
of German-speaking countries. Prerequisite:
GERM 1, or two years of high school German,
or equivalent. (4 units)
3. Elementary German III
GERM 3 completes first-year German.
This course emphasizes the development
of communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding
of German-speaking countries. Prerequisite: GERM 2 or equivalent. (4 units)
5. German for Reading Knowledge
Alternate to GERM 3 leading to the reading of scholarly articles in various fields of
study. Prerequisite: GERM 2 or equivalent.
(4 units)
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21. Intermediate German I
Review of German grammar, short stories,
or essays on culture and civilization. Progressive exercises in conversation. Prerequisite:
GERM 3 or 5 or equivalent. (4 units)
22. Intermediate German II
Continuation of GERM 21. Accelerated
readings, conversation, and writing.
(4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: GERMAN STUDIES
100. Advanced German I
Advanced reading, composition, and conversation. Emphasis on conversation and career-oriented language. Required of all
minors. Prerequisite: GERM 22 or equivalent. (5 units)
111. Contemporary German
Civilization
Geography, culture, education, politics, and
the economy in the German-speaking
countries since 1945. Prerequisite: GERM
100 or equivalent. (5 units)
101. Advanced German II
Reading of literary texts, composition, and
discussion. Required of all minors. Completion or equivalent knowledge admits
students to higher-numbered courses. Prerequisite: GERM 100 or equivalent. (5 units)
112. Germany in the Media
How do Germans and Americans view Germany? This course highlights the role of the
media in portraying Germany’s image inside and outside of Germany. It examines
how print and electronic media in both
countries present selected themes and topics
in the following categories: arts, economy,
education, politics, and the sciences and
how the media shape public opinion about
Germany. (5 units)
106. Advanced German Conversation
Advanced work stressing the development
of self-expression in German. Prerequisite:
GERM 22 or equivalent. (5 units)
108. German Business
Culture and Institutions
Introduction to the language of business
German. Insights into Germany’s place in
the global economy. The topics, language,
and skill-building exercises offer an excellent
preparation for students who, after two
years of college-level German, plan to pursue careers in international companies and
institutions. At the same time, the materials
are appropriate for German majors or minors who want to gain insight into contemporary German culture and civilization.
(5 units)
110. History of German Civilization
Cultural history of the German-speaking
countries from earliest times to 1945. Prerequisite: GERM 100 or equivalent. (5 units)
130. The Classical Age
Major works by Goethe and Schiller.
(5 units)
140. 19th-Century Romanticism
Philosophy of the Romantics. German fairy
tale. Selected works by Kleist, Eichendorff,
Heine, and Wagner. (5 units)
141. 19th-Century Realism
Works by Büchner, Hebbel, Fontane, Marx,
and Hauptmann. (5 units)
150. 20th-Century Novel
Works by Kafka, Hesse, Thomas Mann,
Christa Wolf, Böll, and others. (5 units)
151. 20th-Century Drama
Plays by Brecht, Borchert, Frisch, and
Dürrenmatt and Brecht’s theoretical
writings. (5 units)
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
160. The German Novelle
Characteristic features of the Novelle as opposed to Roman and Erzählung. Examples
from Theodor Storm to Thomas Mann.
(5 units)
161. Survey of Lyric Poetry
Introduction to the analysis of poetry. Numerous examples from all German literary
periods beginning with 1600. (5 units)
174. German Novels and Films
Various topics will be covered. (5 units)
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198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Normally restricted to seniors who
are declared German studies majors or minors and who find themselves in special circumstances. May be taken only once.
Courses exempted from challenge may not
be taken as directed study. Written course
outline must be approved by instructor and department chair in advance of registration.
(1–3 units)
180. Special Topics
Variable topics in culture and literature.
May be retaken for credit. (5 units) NCX
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Written permission of the instructor
and department chair is required in advance
of registration. (1–5 units) NCX
182. Women in German Literature:
Authors and Characters
Works by and about German women. Authors studied include Droste-Hulshof, Böll,
Wolf, Handke, Kaschnitz, Wander, and
others. (5 units)
Literature in Translation
Note: Literature in translation courses are
taught in English and cannot be used to fulfill
the second language requirement. One course
may be counted toward the German studies
minor.
183. 20th-Century German Women
Authors and Artists
A selection from contributions by German
women writers and film producers from the
second half of the 20th century. (5 units)
115. German Literature
in English Translation
Reading and analysis of masterpieces of
German literature written between 1750
and 1970. Selection dependent upon available translations. (5 units) NCX
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: ITALIAN STUDIES
1. Elementary Italian I
Designed for those having no previous
study of Italian. A proficiency-based course
emphasizing the development of communicative language skills (understanding,
speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Italian culture.
(4 units)
2. Elementary Italian II
The second in a series of three courses,
ITAL 2 emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Italian
culture. Prerequisite: ITAL 1, or two years of
high school Italian, or equivalent. (4 units)
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3. Elementary Italian III
ITAL 3 completes first-year Italian. This
course emphasizes the development of communicative language skills (understanding,
speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Italian culture.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2 or equivalent. (4 units)
15. Italian Conversation
and Composition
Intensive work stressing the skills of spoken
and written Italian in everyday situations.
Summer course; offered only in Assisi, Italy.
Prerequisite: None. (4 units)
21. Intermediate Italian I
Review of fundamentals of spoken and written Italian. Progressive readings reflecting
Italian culture and values. Progressive exercises in conversation and composition. Prerequisite: ITAL 3 or equivalent. (4 units)
125. Colloquium: Italian
Literature and Culture
Topic varies. Study and discussion of selected themes in Italian literature and culture. May be retaken for credit. (5 units)
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22. Intermediate Italian II
Continuation of ITAL 21. Prerequisite:
ITAL 21 or equivalent. (4 units)
130. Dante, La Divina Commedia I
Inferno and Purgatorio. (5 units)
62. Survey of Italian
Culture and Civilization
Highlights of Italian history, geography, art,
music, and culture from their origins to the
present. Summer course; offered only in
Assisi, Italy. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: ITALIAN STUDIES
100. Advanced Italian I
Composition, reading, and conversation.
Required of all majors and minors. Prerequisite: ITAL 22. (5 units)
101. Advanced Italian II
Continuation of ITAL 100. Required of all
majors and minors. Prerequisite: ITAL 100
or equivalent. (5 units)
106. Advanced Italian Conversation
Advanced work stressing the development
of self-expression in Italian. Prerequisites:
ITAL 101 or equivalent and permission of the
instructor. (5 units) NCX
110. Italian Civilization I
Fundamental aspects of Italian history, art,
and culture from their origins to the Seicento. (5 units) NCX
111. Italian Civilization II
Continuation of ITAL 110. May be taken
independently. From the Settecento to the
present. (5 units)
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
112. Survey of Italian
Culture and Civilization
Highlights of Italian history, geography, art,
music, and culture from their origins to the
present. Summer course; offered only in Assisi, Italy. Prerequisite: ITAL 100 or equivalent. (5 units)
113. Cinema e Cultura
A cultural portrait of modern Italy as reflected in its cinema. Films by Roberto
Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De
Sica, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico
Fellini, Francesco Rosi, Bernardo
Bertolucci, Massimo Troisi, Ettore Scola,
Mario Monicelli, and Marco Bellocchio illustrate cultural and intellectual change in
the 20th century. Prerequisite: ITAL 100 or
equivalent. (5 units)
120. Survey of Italian Literature I
From its origin to the Seicento. (5 units)
121. Survey of Italian Literature II
From the Settecento to the present. (5 units)
131. Dante, La Divina Commedia II
Purgatorio and Paradiso. (5 units)
140. Duecento, Trecento
Emphasis on Dante’s minor works, Petrarch’s poetry, and Boccaccio’s Decameron.
(5 units)
150. Quattrocento, Cinquecento
(Rinascimento)
Important trends in the literary masterpieces
of the Renaissance. Significant works of Ariosto, Tasso, Leonardo, Machiavelli,
Lorenzo de Medici, Poliziano, Castiglione.
(5 units)
160. Settecento
Salient works of Vico, Goldoni, Parini, and
Alfieri. (5 units)
170. Ottocento, I Promessi Sposi
Discussion of the works of Foscolo, Leopardi, Manzoni’s poetry. Carducci, Pascoli,
and Verga. (5 units)
180. Novecento Italian
Literature of the 20th Century
Main trends in poetry, drama, and the novel
from Pirandello to the present. (5 units)
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182. 20th-Century Italian
Women Writers
Critical analysis of major works by leading
women writers and the changing role of
women in 20th-century Italian society:
Grazia Deledda, Sibilla Aleramo, Elsa
Morante, Natalia Ginzburg, Maria Bellonci,
Laudomia Bonanni, Lalla Romano, Milena
Milani, Francesca Sanvitale, Romana Petri,
Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti, and Gina Lagorio.
(5 units)
183. Women in Italian Cinema:
The Impact of Globalization
Focus is on the films with a global viewpoint
of numerous Italian film directors. Examination of Italian masterpieces (even the
black-and-white films of the 40s and 50s)
with special focus on the changing aspects of
global society and their impact on individuals, especially women. Films by women directors whose work may give a contrasting
vision of globalization and its enabling and
challenging aspects. (5 units)
198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Normally restricted to seniors who
are declared Italian studies majors or minors
and who find themselves in special circumstances. May be taken only once. Courses
exempted from challenge may not be taken
as directed study. Written course outline must
be approved by instructor and department
chair in advance of registration. (1–3 units)
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Written permission of the instructor
and department chair is required in advance
of registration. (1–5 units)
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: JAPANESE STUDIES
1. Elementary Japanese I
Designed for those having no previous
study of Japanese. A proficiency-based
course emphasizing the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing). Development of an understanding of Japanese
culture. (4 units)
2. Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 1. An oral teaching
approach is taken to further develop proficiency in comprehending and using elementary vocabulary and grammatical
structures. Some ability to write Hiragana
and Katakan is expected. Students will
begin reading texts in Japanese and learning
Chinese characters (kanji). We will learn 56
new kanji. Pertinent aspects of Japanese culture are also discussed. Prerequisite: JAPN 1
or equivalent. (4 units)
3. Elementary Japanese III
This class continues instruction in basic
communication skills in Japanese. An oral
teaching approach is taken to develop proficiency in comprehending and using elementary vocabulary and grammatical
structures. New Chinese characters continue to be introduced, and reading and
writing practiced. Prerequisite: JAPN 2 or
equivalent. (4 units)
21. Intermediate Japanese I
New grammatical structures and additional
written characters. Progressive exercises to
develop facility in conversation, reading,
and composition. Prerequisite: JAPN 3 or
equivalent. (4 units)
22. Intermediate Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 21. Prerequisite:
JAPN 21 or equivalent. (4 units)
23. Intermediate Japanese III
Completion of intermediate Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 22 or equivalent. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: JAPANESE STUDIES
100. Advanced Japanese I
Continued practice in using complex grammatical structures. Reading and discussion
of topics taken from a variety of sources.
Prerequisite: JAPN 23 or equivalent. (5 units)
101. Advanced Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 100. Prerequisite:
JAPN 100 or equivalent. (5 units)
102. Advanced Japanese III
Completion of advanced Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or equivalent. (5 units)
113. Readings in Japanese I
Readings and discussions in Japanese of selected sociological, literary, and journalistic
texts. Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.
(5 units)
114. Readings in Japanese II
Continuation of JAPN 113. Prerequisite:
JAPN 113 or equivalent. (5 units)
115. Readings in Japanese III
Completion of readings in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 114 or equivalent. (5 units)
198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Normally restricted to seniors who
are declared Japanese studies minors and
who find themselves in special circumstances. May be taken only once. Courses
exempted from challenge may not be taken
as directed study. Written course outline must
be approved by instructor and department
chair in advance of registration. (1–3 units)
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
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199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings.Written permission of instructor and
department chair required in advance of registration. (1–5 units) NCX
LITERATURE AND CULTURE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Note: The following course is a literature and
culture course taught in English and cannot
be used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum second language requirement. One course
(5 units) may be counted toward the Japanese
studies minor.
137. Japanese Culture
An introduction to Japanese customs, values, and communication styles. Japanese
customs will include basic protocol for
getting to know Japanese people, the tea
ceremony, flower arrangement, and Japanese cooking. Japanese values will concentrate on such key concepts as seniority
rules, the virtue of modesty, private vs.
public stance, Bushido (the way of the warrior), arranged marriage, and child-rearing
practices. Japanese communication will
focus on ambiguity, silence, dual meanings
of inner and outer groups, and calligraphy.
Prerequisite: None. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: SPANISH STUDIES
1. Elementary Spanish I
Designed for those having no previous
study of Spanish. A proficiency-based
course emphasizing the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing).
Development of an understanding of Hispanic culture. (4 units)
2. Elementary Spanish II
The second in a series of three courses,
SPAN 2 emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing).
Development of an understanding of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 1, or two
years of high school Spanish, or equivalent.
(4 units)
3. Elementary Spanish III
SPAN 3 completes first-year Spanish. This
course emphasizes the development of
communicative language skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing).
Development of an understanding of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2 or
equivalent. (4 units)
21. Intermediate Spanish I
The first course in a three-part review of
the fundamentals of spoken and written
Spanish. Progressive readings and exercises
in conversation and composition. Development of an understanding of Hispanic
culture. All sections of SPAN 21 contain
an integrated, reflective community-based
learning component. All students enrolled
in SPAN 21 will be automatically enrolled
in SPAN 97 (Community-Based Learning
Practicum) at the end of the first week of
class. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3 or three years of high
school Spanish. (4 units)
22. Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of Spanish 21, this course
further develops oral and written communication skills through the study of culture,
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grammar, vocabulary, and authentic literature and media. Authentic communicative
activities are emphasized inside the classroom and through community based
learning outside of the classroom. All sections of SPAN 22 contain an integrated,
reflective community-based learning component. All students enrolled in SPAN 22
will be automatically enrolled in SPAN 97
(Community-Based Learning Practicum)
at the end of the first week of class. Course
conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN
21 or equivalent. (4 units)
23. Intermediate Spanish III
Spanish 23 completes the intermediate sequence. Students will develop further all
the skills of Spanish, including listening,
speaking, reading, and writing. Special attention is given to developing an appreciation of Hispanic values and civilization
along with making continued progress in
the language. All sections of SPAN 23 contain an integrated, reflective communitybased learning component. All students
enrolled in SPAN 23 will be automatically
enrolled in SPAN 97 (Community-Based
Learning Practicum) at the end of the first
week of class. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 22, or four years of
high school Spanish, or equivalent. (4 units)
97. Community-Based
Learning Practicum
For students enrolled in SPAN 21, 22, or
23 who have an integrated, reflective, community-based learning component as part
of the coursework. Includes eight weeks of
participatory work in a community agency.
Requirements: two hours per week at agency
site over course of the placement. (1 unit)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: SPANISH STUDIES
100. Advanced Spanish I
Continued development of all Spanish skills
at an advanced level. Special attention to
composition. Systematic introduction to literary analysis. Required of all majors and
minors. Prerequisite: SPAN 23 or equivalent.
(5 units)
101. Advanced Spanish II
Continued development of all Spanish skills
and completion of the introduction to literary analysis begun in SPAN 100. Required
of all majors and minors. Prerequisite: SPAN
100 or equivalent. (5 units)
Admission to the following upper-division
courses requires completion of SPAN 100 and
101 or evidence of equivalent preparation.
107. Advanced Spanish Composition
Intensive systematic development of the
forms of discourse in Spanish. (5 units)
NCX
108. Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Development of the native Spanish speaker’s
writing and reading skills. Prerequisite: At
least four years of high school Spanish or completion of Intermediate Spanish at the University level. (5 units) NCX
110. Advanced Spanish Conversation
Advanced work stressing the development
of self-expression in Spanish. (5 units) NCX
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
120. Major Works of
Spanish Literature I
Readings in Spanish literature from the early
forms of Spanish literature to the end of the
17th century. (5 units)
121. Major Works of
Spanish Literature II
Readings in Spanish literature of the 18th
and 19th centuries. Continuation of SPAN
120. May be taken separately. (5 units)
122. The Spanish Picaresque Novel
A study of the development of the Spanish
picaresque novel and its influence on other
European literatures. Key works, analyzed
from a socio-historical perspective, include
Lazarillo de Tormes (1554), El Guzmán de
Alfarache (1599), and El Buscón (1626).
(5 units)
123. Siglo de Oro Drama
A study of the Spanish comedia of the Siglo
de Oro. Particular emphasis on the impact
of Lope de Vega and the creation of a national theatre. Literary analysis of the comedias of the most representative Spanish
dramatists of the period: Calderón de la
Barca, Rojas Zorilla, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz
de Alarcón, Guillén de Castro, and Lope de
Vega. (5 units)
112. Mexican Culture
Mexican literature, fine arts, history, and social developments, with particular attention
to cultural values. (5 units)
124. Realism in the
19th-Century Spanish Novel
A study of the decline of Romanticism and
the evolution of the Realist movement in
19th-century Spain. Special emphasis on
the novels of Fernán Caballero, Alarcón,
Galdós, and Valera. (5 units)
113. The Revolution in
Mexican Culture
Readings and analysis of the works of Mexican writers and artists that interpret the
Mexican Revolution of 1910 and reflect
Mexican culture. (5 units)
125. Colloquium: Spanish
Literature and Culture
Topic varies. Study and discussion of selected themes in Spanish Peninsular literature and culture. May be retaken for credit.
(5 units) NCX
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130. Survey of Latin
American Literature I
Latin American literature from the preColumbian period to 1888. (5 units)
131. Survey of Latin
American Literature II
Latin American literature from 1888 to
present. (5 units) NCX
133. Mexican American Literature
Reading, analysis, and discussion of Mexican American literature in its historical context. Emphasis on the novel and short story.
(5 units) NCX
135. Colloquium: Latin American
Literature and Culture
Topic varies. Reading and discussion of selected themes in Latin American literature
and culture. May be retaken for credit.
(5 units) NCX
136. Contemporary Latin
American Short Story
Examination of the Latin American short
story from Quiroga to the present. Representative works reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds and ideologies of the
authors. (5 units)
137. Latin American Cultures
and Civilizations
Exploration of the basic factors that have
molded and continue to shape the diverse
lives and institutions of contemporary Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas.
(5 units)
140. Modern Latin
American Literature I
Reading, analysis, and discussion of the
works of major Latin American writers of
the early 20th century (e.g., Gallegos, Barrios, Prado, and Romero). (5 units)
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141. Modern Latin
American Literature II
Reading, analysis, and discussion of the
works of major Latin American writers of
the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emphasis on the novel. (5 units)
145. Mid-20th-Century
Latin American Literature
Reading, analysis, and discussion of the
works of major Latin American writers from
1946 to 1962. Carpentier, Yáñez, Fuentes,
and others. (5 units)
146. Contemporary Latin
American Literature
Reading, analysis, and discussion of the
works of major contemporary Latin American writers—García Márquez, Vargas
Llosa, and others. (5 units)
147. Cinema and the Novel in
Contemporary Latin America
Analysis of novels by major 20th-century
Latin American writers and their representation in films. The impact of modernization, industrialization, and nationalistic and
populist thought on the emergence of a distinctive film style, thematic trends, and literary genre conventions. (5 units)
148. 20th-Century Latin American
Women Writers
Reading, analysis, and discussion of novels
and short fiction by major Latin American
women writers of the 20th century (e.g.,
Bombal, Garro, Poniatowska, Allende,
Valenzuela, and others). (5 units)
149. Contacts, Clashes, Border
Crossings: Hybridity and
Liminality in Latin
American Cinema
Using film studies, border studies, and
Latin-American studies, students will study
the processes of hybridity, liminality, and
mestizaje in Latin American culture and
film. The course will be taught in English
to accommodate non-bilingual speakers.
This course will be part of the section on
Culture and Ideas in the Core Curriculum.
(5 units)
150. 20th-Century
Spanish Literature I
Major writers of Spain from 1898 to 1936.
Particular emphasis on the Generation of
1898. (5 units)
151. 20th-Century
Spanish Literature II
A look at some of the best expressions of literary protest during the Franco regime.
Reading, analysis, and discussion of works
by Camilo José Cela, Ana María Matute,
Ramón Sender, and Alfonso Sastre. (5 units)
165. Cervantes: Don Quijote
Cervantes’ masterpiece, as a reflection of
Spanish society during the Spanish Empire,
an exemplar of Baroque art, and a synthesis
and culmination of narrative prose. (5 units)
175. History of the Spanish Language
A study of the evolution of the Spanish language from its roots on the Iberian Peninsula to its spread throughout the world.
Special attention will be paid to social and
political factors that have helped to shape
the language in its modern forms. Taught
in English. (5 units)
176. Spanish Applied Linguistics II
Detailed scientific analysis of the morphology and syntax of modern Spanish. Contrastive analysis within the Spanish structure
system and between the Spanish and English structure systems. Required of all
prospective teachers of Spanish. Prerequisite:
SPAN 175. (5 units)
178. Teaching Methods in Spanish
Practical and theoretical insights into the
dynamics of teaching and learning Spanish
at the secondary and post-secondary level.
(5 units) NCX
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
179. Technology for Teaching
and Learning Spanish
Preparation for the prospective Spanish
teacher in the design, use, and evaluation of
traditional and current technologies for
teaching Spanish language and cultures.
(5 units) NCX
195. Spanish Translation I
Skills and strategies involved in the art of
translation. A variety of texts (general, historical, cultural, technical, etc.) illustrate the
different modes and nuances of translation.
Students assigned special translation projects. May be retaken for credit but will only
be accepted once toward the Spanish studies major or minor. Prerequisites: SPAN 101
and permission of the instructor. (5 units)
NCX
196. Spanish Translation II
In this course, a continuation of SPAN
195, students will be translating, analyzing, and preparing for publication hitherto
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un-translated documents dealing with
19th-century Mexican California. These
documents are housed at the History San
Jose archives. (5 units)
198. Directed Study
Individually designed programs of advanced
study. Normally restricted to seniors who
are declared Spanish studies majors or minors and who find themselves in special circumstances. May be taken only once.
Courses exempted from challenge may not
be taken as directed study. Prerequisite: Written course outline must be approved by instructor and department chair in advance of
registration. (1–3 units)
199. Directed Reading
Individually designed programs of advanced
readings. Prerequisite: Written permission of
the instructor and department chair is required in advance of registration. (1–5 units)
NCX
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: MODERN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Note: Knowledge of a foreign language is not
necessary for the following comparative course.
It cannot be used to fulfill a major or minor requirement in a foreign language or to fulfill
the second language requirement.
180. International Cinema
An interdisciplinary course treating film as
a medium of cultural expression in China,
England (or Australia or Canada), France,
Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America,
Russia, and Spain. (5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Professor Emeritus: Lynn R. Shurtleff
Professors: Hans C. Boepple, Teresa McCollough
Associate Professor: Nancy Wait-Kromm (Department Chair)
Assistant Professor: David Pier
Senior Lecturer: Robert Bozina
The Department of Music offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in
Music as well as a minor in music. A minor in musical theatre is available in conjunction
with the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Department of Music is committed to the
education of the whole person: intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual. The overarching goal of the department is to provide a stimulating artistic and intellectual environment
that fosters individual expression and creativity through the study of music and performance within the context of liberal arts studies in a Jesuit university. The Department of
Music’s curriculum is designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with the skills necessary to comprehend, perform, and appreciate music’s role in human history and its power
to enhance the lives of all people. Because individual study and performance is essential to
the expression and acquisition of music as a language and art form, private instruction is
available to all Santa Clara students in the areas of instrumental, choral, vocal, and composition studies; world music; and recording engineering,
Students who wish to pursue the University Honors Program in music should declare
their intention by the beginning of the spring quarter of their sophomore year. Designed as
a rigorous course of study for students who wish to attain a higher level of achievement, the
honors sequence can be taken in performance, composition, theory, music history or another area of interest in music subject to approval by the department, and presupposes academic as well as musical excellence. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.5
in all music courses, including applied lessons, is required.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students majoring in music must complete the following departmental
requirements:
• MUSC 1-6
• MUSC 1A-6A,
• MUSC 110 or 111
• One course from MUSC 20, 21, 22, or 26/126
• MUSC 101-104
• One course from MUSC 9, MUSC 110 (if not chosen as a requirement) or
111, (if not chosen as a requirement) or MUSC 114, 115, or another elective
approved by the department
• Three years or the equivalent of nine quarters enrolled in private instruction
• Three years or the equivalent of nine quarters in an approved departmental
ensemble with experience in at least two different ensembles
• MUSC 33 or private piano instruction (as available) until the keyboard
proficiency exam is passed
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• MUSC 38 until the departmental technology proficiency requirement is met
• One quarter of MUSC 113
• MUSC 118
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in music:
• MUSC 1-4
• MUSC 1A-4A
• One course from MUSC 20, 21, 22, or 26/126
• Two courses from MUSC 101-104
• One course from MUSC 5, 6, 9, 110, 111 114, 115, or another elective
approved by the department
• Two years or the equivalent of six quarters enrolled in private instruction
• Two years or the equivalent of six quarters in an approved departmental ensemble
• MUSC 33 or private piano instruction until the keyboard proficiency exam
is passed
• MUSC 38 until the departmental technology proficiency requirement is met
• One quarter of MUSC 113
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Music Theory I
Beginning course in a comprehensive theory sequence intended for music majors and
minors, or students considering a degree in
music; covers notation, scales, intervals,
chords, rhythm, and meter. Required for
musical theatre minor. Prerequisite: None.
Majors and minors with extensive theory
background are recommended to take the Musicianship Placement Exam. Students with no
keyboard experience are encouraged to take
Keyboard Proficiency (MUSC 33). (4 units)
to take Keyboard Proficiency (MUSC 33).
(4 units)
1A. Aural Skills I
Entry-level course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 1 to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: None. Majors and minors
with extensive theoretical and/or instrumental or vocal training are recommended to take
the Aural Skills Placement Exam. Students
with no keyboard experience are encouraged
2A. Aural Skills II
Continuing course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 2 to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: MUSC 1A or permission
of instructor. Students are encouraged to take
Keyboard Proficiency (MUSC 33) if they have
no keyboard background. (4 units)
2. Music Theory II
Continuation of Music Theory Sequence.
Introduction to basic common practice harmonic progressions: triad relationships, part
writing, figured bass, harmonic dictation.
Prerequisite: MUSC 1 or permission of instructor. Students are encouraged to take Keyboard Proficiency (MUSC 33) if they have no
keyboard background. (4 units)
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3. Music Theory III
Continuation of Music Theory Sequence.
Further instruction in common practice
harmony: figured bass and part-writing;
dominant and diminished seventh chords
and resolutions; harmonic dictation and
some score analysis. Prerequisite: MUSC 2
or permission of instructor. Students are encouraged to take Keyboard Proficiency
(MUSC 33) if they have no keyboard background. (4 units)
5. Music Theory V /
Form and Analysis
Continuation of Music Theory Sequence.
Study of the relationship in Western music
between shape/form/structure and harmonic/melodic/thematic content. Music
from 1650-1950 will be analyzed in order
to achieve this goal, focusing on the primary
structures used throughout and since the
Common Practice Period. Prerequisite:
MUSC 4 or permission of instructor. (4 units)
3A. Aural Skills III
Continuing course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 3 to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: MUSC 2A or permission
of instructor. Students are encouraged to take
Keyboard Proficiency (MUSC 33) if they have
no keyboard background. (4 units)
5A. Aural Skills V
Continuing course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 5, to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: MUSC 4A or permission
of instructor; keyboard proficiency required.
(4 units)
4. Music Theory IV /
Advanced Harmonic Language
Continuation of Music Theory Sequence.
Introduction to chromatic harmony: secondary dominant chords, altered chords;
tonicizing and modulation, score analysis,
harmonic dictation, and creative application
of four-part writing using nonharmonic
tones. Prerequisite: MUSC 3 or permission of
instructor. (4 units)
4A. Aural Skills IV
Continuing course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 4 to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: MUSC 3A or permission
of instructor. (4 units)
6. Music Theory VI /
20th-Century Theory
Continuation of Music Theory sequence.
Study of structures and systems used from
the late-19th century through mid-20th
century including atonality and serialism.
Prerequisite: MUSC 5 or permission of instructor. (4 units)
6A. Aural Skills VI
Continuing course to be taken in conjunction with MUSC 6, to develop aural skills
through solfège and rhythmic training, keyboard musicianship, improvisation, and dictation. Prerequisite: MUSC 5A, or permission
of instructor; keyboard proficiency required.
(4 units)
7. Music Fundamentals
Intended for nonmajors, musical theatre
minors, or students with no theoretical
background as a prerequisite to MUSC 1.
Introductory course offering both rudimentary music theory (notation, scales, key
signatures, intervals, and chords) and beginning aural skills (solfège, rhythmic training,
keyboard musicianship, and improvisation).
Prerequisite: None. (5 units)
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8. Introduction to Music
Exploration of musical genres, styles, forms,
and techniques through lecture, listening,
and performance activities. Designed for
nonmajors. (4 units)
9. Music in Pop Culture
Offered as an elective course covering a variety of genres and styles of music in mainstream culture. Previous courses have
included “The Beatles” and “History of
Rock and Roll,” etc. Intended for majors
and nonmajors. (4 units)
11A. Cultures and Ideas I
A study of early world civilizations through
the medieval era with special emphasis on
how each culture found expression in
music. (4 units)
12A. Cultures and Ideas II
A study of world civilizations since the 15th
century with special emphasis on how each
culture has found expression in music and
how that music is changing in our contemporary global world. (4 units)
16/116. Music at Noon
This class is organized around the Music at
Noon series of concerts and performances.
The weekly series brings the opportunity to
experience live performances of music from
all parts of the world by artists of local, national, and international renown. Students
are required to attend all performances and
write a reflective paper that summarizes
their individual experience. (1 unit)
20. Music in American Culture I
A survey of music generated by America’s
diverse populations, including Latino,
African American, Native American, Cajun,
Appalachian, and Asian. (4 units)
21. Music in American Culture II
A historical survey of rock and roll, jazz, and
bluegrass, focusing on the varieties of music
generated by America’s patchwork culture.
(4 units)
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22. Music of the Caribbean
Introduction to music of the Caribbean Islands (Rumba, Salsa, Reggae, Zouk, etc.)
through historical, stylistic, and cultural survey. Spanish, French, and English
Caribbean are central with special emphasis
on Cuba. Students have the opportunity to
learn basic percussion (maracas, clave, guiro,
bongo). (4 units)
23. History of the Blues
Examination of the music, lyrics, people,
places, and social/cultural conditions that
have created the Blues tradition; from its
roots in Africa to its development in the
United States. (4 units)
26. La Musica y Cultura Cubana
Held in the Republic of Cuba at the Conservatorio Esteban Salas in Santiago de
Cuba and the Centro Nacional de Escuelas
de Arte in Havana, this course is presented
in collaboration with SCU International
Programs and offers an intensive and complete immersion in Cuban music, dance,
and culture. (4 units)
30. Beginning Piano Class
Introductory instruction in piano in a classroom setting. Class limited to 16 students.
Required for musical theatre minor.
(4 units)
31. Intermediate Piano Class
Intermediate classroom piano instruction.
Class limited to 16 students. Prerequisite:
MUSC 30 or permission of instructor.
(4 units)
33. Keyboard Proficiency Class
Group class designed to prepare students for
the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Designed for music majors, minors, and musical theatre minors. (4 units)
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34. Beginning Voice Class
Study and application of basic vocal techniques to develop singing facility. Practical
experience in performing. May be repeated
for credit. Required for musical theatre
minor. (4 units)
35. Intermediate Voice Class
Continuation of MUSC 34, focusing on
more advanced approaches to vocal technique, repertoire, and performance. May be
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUSC 34
or permission of instructor. (4 units)
36. Beginning Guitar Class
Examination of essential elements required
to play guitar in the classical style, including fundamental principles of technique,
sight-reading, pedagogic repertoire, history,
and literature. May be repeated for credit.
(4 units)
38. Technology Proficiency Class
Practicum course in which students work
with an assigned faculty member to learn
the current technologies available for professional musicians. Subjects covered in the
practicum include the historical framework
of technology and music as well as hands-on
experience using the computer as a tool for
notation and composition. May be repeated
for credit. (1 unit)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
101. Music History I:
Antiquity Through Renaissance
Study of the historical development of
Western music from the Middle Ages
through the Renaissance. Prerequisite:
MUSC 4 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
102. Music History II:
Baroque and Classical
Continuation of Western music survey:
Baroque and Classical periods from Florentine Camerata to early Beethoven. Prerequisite: MUSC 4 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
103. Music History III: Romantic
Continuation of Western music survey
from mid-Beethoven to the foundations of
20th-century music. Prerequisite: MUSC 4
or permission of instructor. (5 units)
104. Music History IV: Modern
Continuation of Western music survey
from Debussy to the present. Prerequisite:
MUSC 4 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
109. Lyric Diction
This course provides singers and actors with
a vital introduction to the fundamentals of
accurate pronunciation in English, French,
German, Latin, and Italian language, with
an emphasis on lyric (sung) diction. Pronunciation and comprehension of the International Phonetic Alphabet is taught.
Required for musical theatre minor, lyric
track. (5 units)
110. Instrumentation/Arranging
An exploration of orchestration and arranging for all instruments. Prerequisite: MUSC
4 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
111. Counterpoint
Detailed study and creation of 2-part contrapuntal music in the 16th-century Renaissance and 18th-century Baroque styles.
Prerequisite: MUSC 4 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
MUSIC
112. Writing about Music
Provides students with instruction and experience in writing about the lively art of
music. Through original essays, reviews,
synopses, program notes, presentations and
research papers, students work to develop
better communication skills through the
written and spoken word. (5 units)
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120. Junior Recital
Intended for music majors and minors; 3045 minute performance of solo repertoire in
a variety of styles. Must be sponsored by student’s SCU private instructor, approved by
the department, and preceded by a recital
hearing. (5 units)
113. Conducting Lab
Course to develop beginning conducting
skills. Focus on basic posture, patterns, and
gestures as well as an introduction to choral
score and conductor score reading. Prerequisite: MUSC 4 or permission of instructor.
Intended for music majors and minors.
(2 units)
120A. Honors Junior Recital
A Junior Recital requiring more advanced
achievement with regard to difficulty of literature and mastery of execution and interpretation; 45-60 minutes in length. Must
be sponsored by student’s SCU private instructor, approved by the department, and
preceded by a recital hearing. Enrollment
limited to music majors only. (5 units)
114. Music Composition Seminar
A seminar to encourage, educate, and inspire the production of new musical compositions. Development of musical skills,
analysis, and discussion of music from the
1940s to the present will be covered. Prerequisite: MUSC 4 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
121. Senior Recital
Intended for music majors and minors; 4560 minute performance of solo repertoire in
a variety of styles. Must be sponsored by student’s SCU private instructor, approved by
the department, and preceded by a recital
hearing. (5 units)
115. Special Topics in Music
Elective for all music majors and minors organized around various topics and issues of
interest to the faculty and students ranging
from performance and composition to cultural and historical studies. Previous topics
have included Art of the Song, Mozart,
Stravinsky, Beethoven, Women in Music,
and other topical studies. Open to nonmajors
with permission of instructor only. (5 units)
118. Directed Study in Pedagogy
A teaching practicum in which junior or
senior music majors work with a music faculty member in a classroom, studio, or ensemble framework to assist in the planning
and execution of a course. Music majors only.
(1 unit)
121A. Honors Senior Recital
A Senior Recital requiring more advanced
achievement with regard to difficulty of
literature and mastery of execution and
interpretation; 60-75 minutes in length.
Enrollment limited to music majors only.
(5 units)
123. Honors Thesis in Music Theory
The scope and quality must surpass those
of a senior level essay, demonstrating significant research, arguments cogently articulated, and conclusions formulated with
clarity and elegance. Prerequisite: MUSC 6
or permission of department chair. (5 units)
124. Honors Thesis in Music History
The scope and quality must surpass those
of a senior level essay, demonstrating significant research, arguments cogently articulated, and conclusions formulated with
clarity and elegance. Prerequisite: MUSC
101–104. (5 units)
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125. Honors Thesis in Composition
Must demonstrate an advanced level of
compositional technique, be of suitable
length and complexity, and demonstrate sophisticated handling of musical materials
and skillful instrumentation. Prerequisite:
Six quarters of private composition lessons and
MUSC 6, or permission of department chair.
(5 units)
126. La Musica y Cultura Cubana
Held in the Republic of Cuba at the Conservatorio Esteban Salas in Santiago de
Cuba and the Centro Nacional de Escuelas
de Arte in Havana, this course is presented
in collaboration with SCU International
Programs and offers an intensive and complete immersion in Cuban music, dance,
and culture. (5 units)
PERFORMING ENSEMBLE COURSES
Note: All ensembles may be repeated for credit.
Students should enroll with appropriate loweror upper-division course number, depending
on status. Ensembles marked with an asterisk
(*) meet the ensemble requirement for music
majors and minors.
40/140. University Orchestra*
Preparation and concert performance of
major works of orchestral literature. Performing Arts Grants are available to qualified students. By audition only. (2 units)
42/142. Concert Choir*
A 52–60 voice mixed ensemble of select
singers that perform a wide variety of a cappella and accompanied secular and sacred
choral music from every period in music
history through the present day. Emphasis is
on a comprehensive survey of choral literature through performance, as well as development of choral tone, blend, diction, and
sight singing skills. Performing Arts Grants
are available to qualified students. By audition only. (2 units)
43/143. Chamber Singers*
An 18–24 voice mixed ensemble of highly
select advanced singers. Repertoire includes
a variety of sophisticated chamber choral
music from the Renaissance to the present
day. Performing Arts Grants are available to
qualified students. By audition only. (2 units)
44/144. Choral Proficiency
Designed as an introductory/fundamentals
course for students with no previous choral
singing experience. Focus is on four areas:
basic music theory (including terminology,
notational and choral score reading), sight
singing, vocal production, and vocal/choral
diction. Course is taught in five 30-minute
individual private sessions arranged with the
instructor. Can be taken in conjunction
with concert choir, but enrollment in concert choir is not required. Enrollment is limited to 8 students per quarter. By permission
of instructor only. (1 unit)
45/145. Jazz Ensemble*
Preparation and performance of jazz literature for large ensemble. By audition only.
(1 unit)
46/146. Jazz Combo Workshop*
Focus on jazz improvisation, techniques,
and theory in small group performance. By
audition only. (0.5 units)
47/147. Guitar Ensemble*
Preparation and performance of ensemble
literature for classical and jazz guitar. Open
to selected students with instructor permission.
(2 units)
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48/148. Chamber Music Ensemble
Preparation and performance of instrumental chamber music from the standard repertoire. Students are encouraged to form their
own small ensembles (strings, winds, brass,
etc.) and seek weekly coaching from an approved faculty member. By permission of instructor only. (1 unit)
49/149. Son Santa Clara*
Combining the musical cultures of Africa
and Spain, Son Santa Clara is dedicated to
the performance and practice of the music
of Cuba’s eastern provinces. Nengon,
Quiriba, and Rumba round out the musical
forms that this ensemble rehearses. Many
students involved with Son Santa Clara
have participated in Santa Clara’s International Cuba program. By permission of instructor only. (2 units)
50/150. Opera Theatre*
Instruction in operatic technique and literature; performance, score-reading, and
solo/ensemble work in preparation of a
major performance. By audition only.
(3 units)
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51/151. Opera Studio*
Study and preparation of the coursework for
Opera Theatre in a workshop setting. By
audition only. (2 units)
52/152. World Percussion Ensemble*
African and/or African influenced percussion and rhythms applied to traditional and
nontraditional instruments, movement, and
voice in an ensemble setting. Open to all students. (1 unit)
53/153. World Music Lab
Students enroll in this course to rehearse
various world music styles and study
nonorchestral instruments. Students are encouraged to form their own small ensembles dedicated to a particular region or style
of music such as Latin America (samba,
tango, mariachi), the Caribbean (son, steel
pan, calypso), Asia (taiko, guzheng, gamelan), rural America (bluegrass, blues), Europe (celtic), etc. Students receive weekly
coaching from an approved faculty member. By permission of instructor only. (1 unit)
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
The Department of Music offers private instruction lessons in the following areas:
Voice
Viola
Musical Theatre Voice
Violoncello
Piano
String Bass
Jazz Piano
Guitar
Organ
Jazz Guitar
Harp
Electric Bass Guitar
Harpsichord
Flute
Piano Accompanying
Oboe
Violin
Clarinet
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Bassoon
World Music Instruction
Saxophone
World Percussion
French Horn
Composition
Trombone
Electronic Composition
Tuba/Euphonium
Instrumental Conducting
Trumpet
Choral Conducting
Percussion
Recording Engineering
Note: Private instrumental, composition, and vocal lessons are available to all Santa Clara
students. Students may enroll in 1 hour, 45-minute, or 30-minute lessons depending upon their
status as a major, minor, or elective student. A full description of the private instruction protocols
is available in the Music Department Student Handbook. Nine private lessons are given each
quarter. All students taking lessons are required to participate in a jury. Private lessons may be repeated for credit and are open to nonmajors by audition only and on a space-available basis.
Priority registration is given to music majors, minors, musical theatre minors, and students enrolled in departmental ensembles or preparing for a junior or senior recital.
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Professor Emeritus: James W. Felt, S.J.
Professors: Philip J. Kain (Department Chair), Michael Meyer, William J. Prior
Associate Professors: Christopher B. Kulp, Scott LaBarge, William A. Parent,
Mark A. Ravizza, S.J.
Assistant Professor: Shannon Vallor
Senior Lecturer: Lawrence Nelson
The Department of Philosophy offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of
Arts in Philosophy. Philosophy inquires directly into the relation of human beings to
the world: what we are, how we know, what values are, how we live. Worth pursuing
for its own sake, philosophical inquiry also promotes analytical thinking and precise expression and, thus, is excellent undergraduate preparation for a number of professional
careers, such as law, government, writing, social work, and computer programming. To
qualify for honors in philosophy, the major ordinarily must have a 3.5 grade point average in philosophy courses and complete PHIL 197 with a grade of A- or better.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students majoring in philosophy must complete the following departmental requirements:
• Two lower-division courses from PHIL 2 – 10, 11 – 13, 60 – 89
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• PHIL 25 or 27, 50, 51, 52, 53
• Two courses from different historical periods: PHIL 131 (ancient), PHIL 132
(Medieval), PHIL 133 (modern), and PHIL 135, 136, 137 (contemporary)
• One course from PHIL 120 – 129
• One course from PHIL 125 or 140 – 149
• Four additional upper-division courses from PHIL 109 – 199
Emphasis in Pre-Law
The pre-law emphasis in philosophy is intended to provide the skills of analytic reasoning and conceptual investigation necessary for law. Philosophical research hones the techniques of careful argumentation and logically disciplined reasoning essential to the legal
analysis of cases and statutes. Also, emphasis on ethics courses will help prepare students for
the study and analysis of normative issues. The pre-law emphasis may be taken as part of a
philosophy major or minor, or the courses may be taken alone. Requirements for the prelaw emphasis include:
• One course from PHIL 25, 27, 29, or 152
• One course from PHIL 111, 113, or 154
• One course from PHIL 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 80, 109, 110, 112, 115, 118,
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 129, 136, or 142
• Two additional courses from those in the three lists above
Emphasis in Ethics
The ethics emphasis in philosophy is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of ethical theory and the conceptual analysis of moral problems, including matters of social justice central to the Jesuit educational mission, and thus with the ability
to reflect on their own ethical decisions and on their role as morally responsible members of the human community. The ethics emphasis may be taken as part of the philosophy major or minor, or the courses may be taken alone. Requirements for the ethics
emphasis include:
• One lower-division ethics class from PHIL 2 – 10
• Two ethical theory courses from PHIL 120 – 129
• Two courses from the following: PHIL 109 – 119, PHIL 154. An ethics course
taught in another department may be substituted with the permission of the
chair of the Department of Philosophy.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in philosophy:
• PHIL 51 and 52; 25 or 27
• Four approved upper-division courses; PHIL 53 may be substituted for one
upper-division course
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: ETHICS
2. Introduction to Ethics
Consideration of the traditional theoretical
questions posed in moral philosophy: standards that determine the morality of an action, the motives and consequences of an
act, the good life. Authors studied may include Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Bentham,
Mill, Kant. (4 units)
3. Ethical Issues in Computing
Normative inquiry into the use of computers. Topics may include information privacy,
peer-to-peer file sharing, end-user copying,
software as intellectual property, hacking,
online communities, safety-critical software,
verification, and encryption. (4 units)
4A. Ethics and Gender
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Emphasis on ethical principles and theories, as
well as the application of these to issues essentially intertwined with concepts of sex
and gender as they apply to both men and
women. Special attention to gender theory
and feminism. Topics studied may include
pornography, sexuality, heterosexual/homosexual marriage and family life, domestic violence and rape, abortion and reproduction,
fashion and appearance, gender discrimination, sex-based affirmative action, and sexual
harassment. (4 units)
4B. Ethics and Gender in Film
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Emphasis on ethical principles and theories as
they relate to concepts of gender and sex applicable to both males and females. In addition to written texts about ethics and gender,
both dramatic and documentary films will be
studied to illustrate how gender is both experienced by men and women and portrayed in
the lived world. Topics studied may include
sexuality and sexual orientation, male and female gender roles, heterosexual/ homosexual
marriage and family life, sexual violence,
transsexuality, abortion and reproduction, and
gender discrimination. Films studied may include Southern Comfort, Boys Don’t Cry, daddy
and papa, Sliding Doors, The Brandon Teena
Story, If These Walls Could Talk, The Laramie
Project, and Thirteen. (4 units)
5. Ethical Issues in Society
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Special attention to general ethical principles
and to the practical application of these
principles to current ethical issues in society.
Topics may include the concepts of freedom, obligation, value, rights, justice,
virtue, and moral responsibility, as applied
to issues like abortion, punishment, economic distribution, racial and sexual discrimination, sexuality, political obligation,
nuclear war, and pornography. (4 units)
6. Ethical Issues in Business
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Special attention to general ethical principles
and the application of these principles to
current moral issues in business. Topics may
include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, capitalism, government regulation, quality of
work-life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical codes of conduct. (4 units)
7. Ethical Issues in Medicine
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Special attention to general ethical principles
and the application of these principles to current moral issues in medicine and the health
sciences. Topics may include the definition
of death, informed consent, distribution of
health care, euthanasia, genetic manipulation, artificial conception, prolongation of
life, and organ transplants. (4 units)
8. Ethical Issues in Politics
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Emphasis on moral issues in political theory.
Possible topics include the concepts of rights,
justice, dignity, equality, personhood, desert,
retributivism, and utility. Issues discussed
may include alienation, individualism, community, discrimination, capital punishment,
sexual equality, civil disobedience, revolution, and world hunger. (4 units)
PHILOSOPHY
9. Ethical Issues and the Environment
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Emphasis on moral issues and the environment.
Topics include animal rights, anthropocentrism, cost-benefit analysis, human rights,
interspecies justice, land (use and value),
population control, rights (of future generations and natural objects), values (moral
and aesthetic) and preferences, wildlife protection, wilderness. (4 units)
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10. Ethical Issues in the Law
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Emphasis on moral issues and concepts in contemporary legal debates such as the rule of
law, the duty to aid, the relationship between law and ethics, freedom of speech, the
right to die, criminally charging minors as
adults, the legalization of drugs, obscenity
and indecency, the moral justification for
punishment, including capital punishment,
and state regulation of marriage. (4 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: CULTURES AND IDEAS
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in philosophy and culture over a significant period of time. Courses emphasize
either broad global interconnections or the
construction of Western culture in its global
context. Courses may address autonomy,
personhood, community, justice, human
dignity, law, the self, religion, cosmology,
and other topics. (4 units each quarter)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: LOGIC AND REASONING
25. Informal Logic
Introduction to the art of logical reasoning.
Emphasis on the ability to recognize common fallacies of argumentation. (4 units)
27. Introduction to Formal Logic
Introduction to the study of deductive inference, including traditional and modern
techniques. (4 units)
29. Reasoning and Interpretation
in Law
Introduction to basic concepts in logic and
argumentation as well as to methods of
reasoning, argumentation, and interpretation that commonly appear in American
law. Examination of arguments; deduction
and induction; varieties of meaning; definitions and their purposes; informal fallacies;
categorical syllogisms; ordinary language arguments; enthymemes; analogy in legal and
moral reasoning; causality; probability; statistical reasoning; authority; causality; precedent and stare decision; interpretations and
reasoning from statutory rules; reasoning
from case law; nature and legitimacy of judicial adjudication; methods for analyzing
cases; explanatory and justifying reasons;
conflict and legal rules. (4 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSE: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY
50. Knowledge and Reality
Introduces two central areas of philosophy—epistemology and metaphysics—
through the study of several fundamental
problems in those areas. Problems that may
be studied include the existence of God, the
relation between mind and body, freedom
of the will, the nature and possibility of
knowledge, and the relation between language and reality. Required of all philosophy majors and normally taken during the
sophomore year. (4 units)
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
51. History of Philosophy: Classical
and Medieval Beginnings of
Western Philosophy
Representative philosophers of the Greek
and Medieval traditions, with attention to
their historical milieu and their relevance to
contemporary thought. (4 units)
53. History of Philosophy:
Modern and Contemporary
Introduction to the closer roots of modern
philosophy, from the critical revolution of
Kant to some of the dominant currents of
the 20th century. Prerequisite: PHIL 52
strongly recommended. (4 units)
52. History of Philosophy: Early
Modern Principal Fashioners
of the Modern Mind
17th- and 18th-century philosophers studied in the historical context of their times
with attention to their impact on the present.
(4 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
80. Science, Technology, and Society
An investigation of the philosophical questions surrounding the social impact of science and technology, exploring issues such
as technological determinism, the impact of
technology on moral life, and the complex
relationship between science, technology,
and modern culture. Special attention may
be given to the social and ethical implications of specific technologies such as robotics, nanotechnology, neuroimaging, and/or
technologies for digital communication.
(4 units)
Note: The normal prerequisite for all philosophy upper-division courses is upper-division
standing.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: ETHICS
109. Ethics and the Environment
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Investigation of environmental issues from the
point of view of classical ethical perspectives
and consideration of how questions about
the moral value of the environment provide
new challenges to such classical theories. Topics may include animal rights, human rights,
the rights of future generations, the rights
of nature, anthropocentrism, interspecies
justice, land (use and value), wilderness, and
values and preferences. (5 units)
110. Ethics in the Health Professions
Formal inquiry into applied ethics. Emphasis on moral issues encountered by members
of the health professions. Topics may include
the formulation of professional ethical standards and the examination of moral dilemmas in medicine, psychological counseling,
and other areas of health care. (5 units)
PHILOSOPHY
111. Bioethics and the Law
Bioethics (normative ethics as applied to
medicine and the health care professions, the
life sciences, and biotechnology) is partially
constituted by legal norms and values. Exploration of the evolving relationship between law and bioethics, as well as the
substantive law and ethics of selected topics
by studying course cases and bioethical texts.
Topics studied may include the definition of
death, informed consent, the physician-patient relationship, euthanasia /assisted suicide
and the law of criminal homicide, advance
directives for health care, confidentiality, involuntary civil commitment for mental illness, regulation of research involving human
subjects, the use of nonhuman animals in
biomedical research, the legal and moral status of prenatal humans, parental control over
the medical care of minor children, tort law
and medical practice, and state licensure of
health care professionals. (5 units)
112. Ethics in Management
Formal inquiry into applied ethics. Emphasis on moral issues encountered by managers. Topics may include the role of ethical
principles in business and ethical dilemmas
raised by the management and administration of business organizations, such as conflicts of interest, organizational politics,
commercial bribery, whistle-blowing, labormanagement conflicts, and consumerism.
(5 units)
113. Ethics and Constitutional Law
Exploration of how the constitutional rights
and interests of individuals and groups of
individuals can be understood and justified
by moral and social/political philosophy.
Particular constitutional subjects to be studied may include 4th Amendment search
and seizure, obscenity and pornography,
equal protection, gender discrimination,
freedom of speech, freedom of association,
free exercise of religion, State establishment
of religion, discrimination against gays and
lesbians, privacy and personal autonomy,
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privacy and reproductive freedom, and substantive due process. Readings typically consist of Supreme Court cases. (5 units)
115. Feminism and Ethics
Exploration of theories of feminism, patriarchy, and gender, and of ethics as applied to
the contemporary experience and social situation of women. Topics may include
equality, affirmative action, comparable
worth, pornography, sexuality, reproductive
technologies, maternal-fetal relations, rape
and domestic violence, female body image,
cosmetic surgery, “alternative” families, militarism, and environmentalism. (5 units)
116. Ethics, Authenticity,
Freedom, and Vocation
An inquiry into the moral ideal of being an
authentic self, the meaning and moral significance of freedom, and the relation of
these to vocation understood as an individual’s choice of major projects in the world,
as response to the multiple calls of that which
is outside of the self, and as the common experience of being summoned by a specific
person seeking help or attention and of having to respond to this summons. The central premise of the course is that anyone who
asks the classic questions of vocation (What
am I good at doing? What am I passionate
about doing? What are my values? Where do
I find meaning of life? Where do I and the
needs of the world and other persons intersect?) should reflect systematically on what
it means to be an authentic self and what it
means to be an agent with freedom of
choice, as well as on the basic moral values
that attach to authentic freedom. (5 units)
118. Ethics and Warfare
Historical and contemporary approaches
to the ethical issues that arise in warfare.
(5 units)
119. Special Topics in Applied Ethics
Selected philosophical problems in applied
ethics studied at an advanced level. (5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: ETHICAL THEORY
120. Ethical Theory
Examination of major philosophers or issues in moral and social philosophy. Topics
may include dignity, moral rights and obligations, justice, moral relativism, virtue, the
good, and happiness. (5 units)
(Aristotle, Kant) and in relationship to his
political views and philosophy of history.
Topics may include alienation, the human
essence, the individual, community, needs,
freedom, equality, rights, and justice.
(5 units)
121. Classic Issues in Ethics
Exploration of the fundamental questions
of ethics through close study of some of the
great works of moral philosophy, such as
Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean
Ethics, Kant’s Groundwork, and Mill’s Utilitarianism. (5 units)
124. Virtue Ethics
Exploration of various basic issues in ethics,
such as friendship, courage, or compassion,
from the point of view of virtues or (moral)
character. Close study of classic authors—
for example, Aristotle—as well as contemporary writers on virtue ethics. (5 units)
122. Political Philosophy and Ethics
Moral issues in political philosophy, especially traditional ethical justifications for
political authority. Topics may include theories of political authorization and contract
theory, rights, liberty, equality, justice, community, revolution, civil disobedience, and
others. Specific variations include 122A
(Classical and Modern), 122B (Contemporary). (5 units)
125. Moral Epistemology
An investigation into the foundations of
ethics: principally concerned with (1) the
nature of ethics, and (2) the nature and possibility of moral knowledge. Issues to be discussed may include cognitivism and
noncognitivism in ethics, moral relativism,
moral realism, and moral skepticism. Prerequisites: PHIL 50 and one ethics course, or
permission of department chair. (5 units)
123. Marx and Ethics
Examination of Marx’s ethical thought in
the context of traditional ethical theory
129. Special Topics in Ethical Theory
Selected philosophical problems in ethical
theory studied at an advanced level. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
131. Ancient Philosophy
Study of one major philosopher or philosophical issue (such as substance, causation,
or virtue) from the ancient period. Specific
variations include 131A (Socrates), 131B
(Plato), 131C (Aristotle), and 131D (Love
and Relationship in Classical Antiquity).
Prerequisite: PHIL 51 or permission of department chair. (5 units)
132. Medieval Philosophy
Study of one major philosopher or philosophical issue (such as universals, existence
and the nature of God, or free will) from the
Medieval period. Specific variations include
132A (Augustine) and 132B (Aquinas).
Prerequisite: PHIL 51 or permission of department chair. (5 units)
133. Modern Philosophy
Study of one major philosopher or issue
(such as mind and body, skepticism and
knowledge, or causation) from the modern
period. Specific variations include 133A
(Hume), 133B (Kant), 133C (Hegel), and
133D (Nietzsche), 133E (Kierkegaard).
Prerequisite: PHIL 52 for 133A; PHIL 53
for 133B–E or permission of department
chair. (5 units)
PHILOSOPHY
134. Skepticism
Study of the problem of skepticism from its
origin in ancient Greece to the present day.
Considers both skeptical positions and
views critical of skepticism. Readings may
include Sextus Empiricus, Descartes,
Hume, and Wittgenstein. Prerequisite:
PHIL 51 or 52 or permission of department
chair. (5 units)
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Carnap, Moore, Wittgenstein, and Austin;
movements may include logical positivism
and ordinary-language philosophy. Prerequisites: PHIL 50, PHIL 27 recommended; or permission of department chair. (5 units)
137. Contemporary European
Philosophy
Selected topics from 20th-century continental philosophy. (5 units)
135. Existentialism
General introduction to existentialism in its
analysis of the basic structures of human existence, particularly freedom, and in its major
thinkers, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,
Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir. Prerequisite: PHIL 53 or permission of department
chair. (5 units)
138. Phenomenology
An introduction to the 20th-century phenomenological tradition of philosophy, addressing the foundational works of Husserl,
Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty as well
as contemporary developments in the field.
(5 units)
136. Analytic Philosophy
Examination of the major currents in 20thcentury Anglo-American philosophy. Philosophers studied may include Frege, Russell,
139. Special Topics in the
History of Philosophy
Selected philosophical problems in history
of philosophy studied at an advanced level.
(5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY
140. Philosophy of Science
Exploration of selected philosophic questions that arise in contemporary science, especially physics. Topics include the nature
of scientific knowing, the roles of theory and
experiment in scientific progress, the sense
in which theoretical entities like quarks and
electrons can be said to be “real,” and the
paradoxes of quantum mechanics. Special
attention will also be given to the complex
relationship between science and society,
and the role of values in scientific inquiry.
Prerequisite: PHIL 50 or permission of the department chair. (5 units)
141. Metaphysics
Examination of major issues in metaphysics.
Topics may include the nature and possibility of metaphysics, free will and determinism,
the mind/body problem, personal identity,
and metaphysical issues arising in science.
Prerequisites: PHIL 25 or 27 and 50 or permission of department chair. (5 units)
142. Theory of Knowledge
Examination of major issues in the theory
of knowledge. Topics may include justification of belief, a priori knowledge, perception, and theories of truth. Prerequisites:
PHIL 50, PHIL 27 recommended; or permission of the department chair. (5 units)
143. Analytic Metaphysics
Philosophical investigation of the free-will
problem. Discussion of concepts of freedom, fate, causation, and God. Prerequisite:
PHIL 50 or permission of department chair.
(5 units)
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144. Philosophy of Mind
Examination of issues relating to the existence and nature of mind and its relation to
body. Prerequisite: PHIL 50 or permission of
department chair. (5 units)
145. Wittgenstein
A study of the philosophy of the 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, focusing on his logical theory, metaphysics
and epistemology, from his Tractatus
Logico-Philosophicus to his Philosophical
Investigations. Prerequisite: Philosophy 50 or
permission of department chair. (5 units)
149. Special Topics in
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Selected philosophical problems in metaphysics and/or epistemology studied at an
advanced level. Prerequisite: PHIL 50 or permission of department chair. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: OTHER
150. Philosophy of Religion
Philosophical inquiry, based on both classical and contemporary views, as to whether
the existence of God can be rationally
demonstrated, whether it is compatible with
evil, how human beings relate to God, the
nature of faith, and the nature of religious
language. (5 units)
152. Symbolic Logic
Study of various topics in modern symbolic
logic. Prerequisite: PHIL 27 or permission of
department chair. (5 units)
151. Philosophical Topics in
Literature and Film
This course focuses on the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of English language films,
from the silent era to the present. We will
discuss at least some of the following topics:
What makes a good film, screen play, or
novel, “good”? This will include discussion
of the aesthetic and ethical values that contribute to the quality of film and literature.
What is the role of artistic intention in understanding and evaluating film (including
the “auteur theory” account of cinematic
creation and the “intentional fallacy”). What
role do various types of interpretation and
genre play in understanding and evaluating
the quality of film and literature? What, if
any, is the proper place of various types of
censorship, from the “production code” of
the 1930s to the MPAA rating system in
place today? (5 units)
155. Aesthetics
Philosophical examination of the historical
development of the concepts of taste and
beauty. (5 units)
154. Philosophy of Law
Proper limits and uses of the criminal law
in regulating human behavior. (5 units)
197. Senior Research Thesis
Creation of a carefully researched and scholarly paper, under the active direction of a selected member of the department’s staff. Of
particular value to senior students who intend to pursue graduate studies. Prerequisites: Previous arrangement with instructor
and department chair. (5 units)
199. Directed Research
Tutorial work with demanding requirements
for advanced students in particular problem
areas not otherwise accessible through
courses. Prerequisites: Previous arrangement
with the instructor and department chair.
(5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Professors Emeriti: William T. Duffy Jr., Carl H. Hayn, S.J.
Professor: Richard P. Barber Jr. (Department Chair), Betty A. Young
Associate Professors: John T. Birmingham, Philip R. Kesten
Assistant Professors: Guy Ramon, Christopher Weber
The Department of Physics offers major programs of lecture and laboratory instruction
leading to the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Physics. The department also provides an academic minor in physics and required and elective courses for students majoring in other fields.
The usual career goal of a physics major is professional scientific employment in industry or government, by a university, or in secondary schools teaching physical science. The
undergraduate major program in physics is appropriate preparation for graduate study in
physics, astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, environmental science, geological science
and geophysics, medical physics and medicine, patent law, physical science teaching, and
oceanography.
The engineering physics major is particularly appropriate for the applied science student who intends to do research and development and/or attend graduate school in physics,
applied physics, or various engineering disciplines. The engineering physics major covers a
broad spectrum of courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics. This program emphasizes, to a greater extent than the traditional engineering major, the physics fundamentals that are applicable to new technologies as well as to the more established ones.
Research in the department currently is funded by the National Science Foundation,
NASA, Research Corporation, and the Department of Energy. Majors in physics, engineering, and engineering physics participate in faculty research projects through PHYS 198
(Undergraduate Physics Research) and PHYS 199 (Directed Readings in Physics). Advanced students also have opportunities for part-time employment assisting faculty in laboratory and related teaching activities.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree in Physics, students majoring in physics or engineering physics must complete the following departmental requirements:
Major in Physics
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CHEM 11 and 12
MATH 11, 12, 13, 14, 22
CSCI 10
PHYS 31, 32, 33, 34, and associated labs
PHYS 70, 103, 104, 111, 112, 113, 116, 120, 121, 122, 141, 151, and
associated labs
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CHEM 11 and 12
MATH 11, 12, 13, and 14
AMTH 106 or MATH 22
One course from CSCI 10, COEN 10, COEN 11, or COEN 44
PHYS 31, 32, 33, 34 (and associated labs), 70, 103, 111, 112, 121
One upper-division physics elective chosen from PHYS 104, 113, 116, 122,
141, or 151
• PHYS 120 or MECH 121
• At least four courses from these options: MECH 15, ELEN 110, ELEN 115,
MECH 143, COEN 21, MECH 122 or 132 or 266
• A cluster of five technical courses in one of several special emphasis areas
including computational, electronics, materials science, solid state, mechanical
Physics 116 is taught as a capstone and, although not required, is highly recommended
for engineering physics majors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in physics:
• PHYS 31, 32, 33, and 34 (and associated laboratories)
• Four approved upper-division courses, excluding PHYS 190, 198 and 199
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Hands-On Physics!
How do scientists know what they “know?”
Notions of scientific theory and experimentation are reviewed. Error analysis and instrumentation are emphasized. Includes
student-designed, peer-reviewed group projects. (4 units)
2. Introduction to Astronomy:
The Solar System
An introduction to astronomy with a particular focus on the origin and evolution of the
solar system, and planets and their satellites.
Topics include a brief history of the science
of astronomy, telescopes and observational
methods, gravitation, spectra and the sun,
asteroids, comets, astrobiology, and searches
for new planetary bodies and extraterrestrial
life. Special emphasis is given to the Earth as
a planet, with comparisons to Mars and
Venus. Fall and spring quarters. Students
should be familiar with arithmetic and basic
algebra. Evening observational lab meets
five times during the quarter. (4 units)
3. Introduction to Astronomy:
The Universe
An introduction to astronomy with a particular focus on the origin and evolution of the
universe, galaxies and stars. Topics include a
brief history of the science of astronomy, telescopes and observational methods, gravitation, spectra and the sun, black holes,
nebulae, the big bang, and the expansion
and ultimate fate of the universe. Special
emphasis is given to theories of the cosmos
from Stonehenge to the present. Fall and
spring quarters. Students should be familiar
with arithmetic and basic algebra. Evening
observational lab meets five times during
the quarter. (4 units)
PHYSICS
4. The Physics of Dance
An exploration of the connection between
the art of dance and the science of motion
with both lecture/discussion sessions and
movement laboratories. Topics include:
mass, force, equilibrium, acceleration, energy, momentum, torque, rotation, and angular momentum. Movement laboratory
combines personal experience of movement
with scientific measurements and analysis,
in other words: “dance it” and “measure it.”
This is a lab science, not a dance technique
course. Also listed as DANC 4. (4 units)
8. Introduction to Space Sciences
An introduction to space exploration and
how observations from space have influenced our knowledge of Earth and of the
other planets in our solar system. This is
synthesized within the context of the field
of astrobiology, an interdisciplinary study of
the origin of the Universe and the evolution
and future of life on Earth. (4 units)
9. Introduction to Earth Science
Overview of geology and its significance to
man. Earthquakes, volcanism, plate tectonics and continental drift, rocks and minerals,
geologic hazards, mineral resources. Emphasis on basic geologic principles and the role
of geology in today’s world. (4 units)
11. General Physics I
Vectors. Newtonian law of motion. Law of
gravitation. Work. Kinetic and potential energy. Momentum and impulse. Rotational
energy and momentum. Kepler’s Laws.
Torque. Equilibrium. Elastic deformation of
solids. Density and pressure of fluids.
Bernoulli’s principle. Buoyant forces. Surface
tension. Prerequisite: MATH 11 or permission of the instructor. The PHYS 31/32/33 sequence and the PHYS 11/12/13 sequence
cannot both be taken for credit. (4 units) NCX
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12. General Physics II
Temperature scales. Thermal expansion of
solids and liquids. Thermal energy. Heat
transfer. Specific heat. Mechanical equivalent
of heat. Work and heat. Laws of thermodynamics. Kinetic theory of gases. Ideal gas law.
Entropy. Vibration and wave motion.
Hooke’s law. Electric fields and potential.
Ohm’s law. Potential difference. Electric potential. Energy stored in capacitors. Electric
current. Resistance and resistivity. Electric
energy and power. Kirchhoff ’s Rules. RC
circuits. Lab. Prerequisite: PHYS 11. The
PHYS 31/32/33 sequence and the PHYS
11/12/13 sequence cannot both be taken for
credit. (5 units) NCX
13. General Physics III
Magnetism. Magnetic force on a current
carrying conductor. Torque on a current
loop. Motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field. Ampere’s Law. Magnetic field of
a solenoid. Induced EMF. Faraday’s Law of
Induction. Lenz’s Law. Self inductance.
RCL series circuit. Power in an AC circuit.
Resonance. Transformers. Optics: reflection,
refraction, mirrors, and lenses. Total internal reflection. Diffraction. Young’s double
slit interference. Polarization. Optical Instruments. Relativity. Wave-particle duality.
Photoelectric effect. X-rays. Pair production
and annihilation. Bohr Atom. Spectra. Uncertainty principle. Quantum numbers. Radioactivity. Nuclear particles and reactions.
Lab. Prerequisite: PHYS 12. The PHYS
31/32/33 sequence and the PHYS 11/12/13
sequence cannot both be taken for credit.
(5 units) NCX
19. General Physics for Teachers
A general physics course designed for future
teachers. Topics covered include mechanics,
properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity
and magnetism, light, atomic and nuclear
physics, and astronomy. (4 units)
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31. Physics for Scientists
and Engineers I
Measurement. Vectors. Straight-line kinematics. Kinematics in two dimensions.
Laws of inertia, mass conservation, and momentum conservation. Center-of-mass and
reference frames. Force. Newtonian mechanics and its applications. Work and kinetic energy. Potential energy and energy
conservation. Rotational dynamics. Statics.
Prerequisite: MATH 11. (MATH 11 may be
taken concurrently.) The PHYS 31/32/33 sequence and the PHYS 11/12/13 sequence
cannot both be taken for credit. (4 units)
NCX
32. Physics for Scientists
and Engineers II
Simple harmonic motion. Gravitation.
Kepler’s Laws. Fluids. Waves, sound. Interference, diffraction, and polarization. Thermodynamics. Includes weekly laboratory.
Prerequisites: MATH 12 and PHYS 31.
(MATH 12 may be taken concurrently.) The
PHYS 31/32/33 sequence and the PHYS
11/12/13 sequence cannot both be taken for
credit. (5 units) NCX
33. Physics for Scientists
and Engineers III
Electrostatics. Gauss’s Law. Potential. Capacitance. Electric current. Resistance.
Kirchhoff’s rules. DC circuits. AC circuits.
Magnetic force. Electromagnetic induction.
Includes weekly laboratory. Prerequisite:
PHYS 32. The PHYS 31/32/33 sequence and
the PHYS 11/12/13 sequence cannot both be
taken for credit. (5 units) NCX
34. Physics for Scientists
and Engineers IV
Special relativity. Historical development of
modern physics: black body radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, Xrays, Bohr atom, DeBroglie wavelength,
Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Quantum waves and particles. Schrödinger equation. Nuclear structure and decay. Particle
physics. Semiconductors. Includes weekly
laboratory. Prerequisite: PHYS 33. (5 units)
NCX
70. Electronic Circuits for Scientists
Linear electric circuits. DC analysis, network theorems, phasor AC analysis. Diode
circuits. Physics of p-n junction. Junction
diodes, field-effect devices, bipolar junction
transistors. Elementary amplifiers. Smallsignal device models. Logic gates, digital integrated circuits, Boolean algebra, registers,
counters, memories. Operational amplifier
circuits. Linear amplifier bias circuits. Includes weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: PHYS
33. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
103. Analytical and Numerical
Methods in Physics
Review of linear algebra and matrix theory.
Basic elements of programming in MATLAB. Linear systems of equations: coupled
harmonic oscillators. Special functions. Numerical integration. Ordinary and partial
differential equations. Spectral analysis (discrete Fourier transform). Selected applications. Prerequisite: MATH 22 or AMTH
106. (5 units)
104. Analytical Mechanics
Selected topics in classical dynamics such as
central force motion, coupled oscillations,
dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: PHYS
103. (5 units)
111. Electromagnetic Theory I
Review of vector calculus. Dirac delta function. Electrostatic fields. Work and energy.
Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations. Separation
of variables. Fourier’s trick. Legendre equation. Multipole expansion. Computational
PHYSICS
problems. Prerequisites: PHYS 33 and
MATH 22 or AMTH 106. Co-requisite:
PHYS 103. (5 units)
112. Electromagnetic Theory II
Magnetostatics. Induced electromotive
forces. Maxwell’s equations. Energy and
momentum in electrodynamics. Electromagnetic stress tensor. Electromagnetic
waves. Potential formulation. Computational problems. Dipole radiation. Prerequisite: PHYS 111. (5 units)
113. Advanced Electromagnetism
and Optics
Advanced topics in electromagnetic theory,
classical optics, photonics, and introductory
quantum optics. Prerequisites: PHYS 112
and PHYS 122. (5 units)
116. Physics of Solids
Crystal structure. Phonons. Free electron
theory of metals. Band theory of solids.
Semiconductors. Electrical and thermal
transport properties of materials. Magnetism. Superconductivity. Topics from current
research literature. Physics 116 is taught as
a capstone course. Prerequisites: PHYS 120,
PHYS 121, and senior standing. (5 units)
120. Thermal Physics
Laws of thermodynamics with applications
to ideal and non-ideal systems. Elementary
kinetic theory of gases. Entropy. Classical
and quantum statistical mechanics. Selected
topics from magnetism and low-temperature physics. Prerequisites: PHYS 34 and
PHYS 103. Recommended: PHYS 121.
(5 units)
121. Quantum Mechanics I
The Schrödinger equation. The wave-function and its interpretation. Hilbert space,
observables, operators and Dirac notation.
Square potentials. Harmonic oscillator. The
Hydrogen atom. Angular momentum and
spin. Prerequisites: PHYS 34 and PHYS 104.
(5 units)
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122. Quantum Mechanics II
Selected topics in quantum mechanics such
as identical particles, time-independent perturbation theory, variational principles,
WKB approximation, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, and
quantum information and computation.
Physics 122 is taught as a capstone course.
Prerequisite: PHYS 121. (5 units)
141. Modern Topics in Physics
A selection of current topics in physics research. (5 units)
151. Advanced Laboratory
Laboratory-based experiments in the areas
of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics.
Emphasis on in-depth understanding of underlying physics, laboratory techniques, data
analysis, and dissemination of results. Design and implementation of independent
table-top project. Introduction to LabVIEW™. Written and oral presentations.
Prerequisite: Senior standing. (6 units)
190. Senior Seminar
Advanced topics in selected areas of physics.
Enrollment by permission of instructor.
(2 units)
198. Undergraduate Physics Research
Departmental work under close professorial
direction on research in progress. Permission
of the professor directing the research must be
secured before registering for this course. Restricted to physics majors, engineering physics
majors, and honors students with a 3.0 or
higher grade point average. (1–5 units)
199. Directed Reading in Physics
Detailed investigation of some area or topic
in physics not covered in the regular courses;
supervised by a faculty member. Permission
of the professor directing the study must be secured before registering for this course. Restricted to students with a 3.0 or higher grade
point average. (1–5 units)
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Professors: Jane L. Curry, Janet A. Flammang (Department Chair), Dennis R. Gordon,
Eric O. Hanson (Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J., Professor), Timothy J. Lukes,
William J. Stover
Associate Professors: Elsa Y. Chen, Gregory P. Corning, James S. Lai, Peter I. Minowitz,
Terri L. Peretti
Assistant Professor: James B. Cottrill
Acting Assistant Professors: Naomi Levy, Farid Senzai
The Department of Political Science offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor
of Science in Political Science. The department introduces students to the analysis of political behavior, values, institutions, and governments. It also offers preparation for various graduate and professional studies and for careers in public service.
The department makes available opportunities to participate in a variety of programs
that combine practical field experience and academic credit. It assists students in arranging academic credit for internships in local politics. Students may work for government
agencies, legislative or judicial bodies, political parties, or politically related groups. The
department regularly offers courses that combine local internships with classroom work.
On the national level, Santa Clara is a member school of American University’s Washington, D.C., program, in which students receive credit for internships and intensive seminars at the nation’s capital. On the international level, the department encourages student
participation in the numerous University-operated and -approved study abroad programs,
especially those with internships. The political science honors program enhances the regular major by providing a more specialized course of study to prepare highly qualified students for graduate study. All majors who are not seniors and who have completed at least
two of the lower-division sequence of courses (1, 2, 25, 30) with a grade point average of
3.0 or better are eligible to apply. A maximum of 15 students from each class are admitted. Admission is determined on the basis of coursework, recommendations, and a personal interview with the faculty director. Honors students are expected to participate in
various department-sponsored events, and a representative from the program has full voting status in the deliberations of the department faculty. Participants in the program must
complete a senior thesis, fulfill one of three supplemental curriculum requirements (a
minor or a second major, Economics 1 and 2, language 21 and 22), and take a highly active role in department affairs.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in political science must complete the following
departmental requirements:
• Two Core Curriculum mathematics requirements from MATH 6 and 7, MATH
6 and 8, MATH 6 and 11, MATH 8 and 11, MATH 11 and 12, or MATH 30
and 31
• POLI 1, 2, 25, 30
• Seven upper-division courses in political science, including one lecture course
from each of five areas: United States politics, comparative politics, international
relations, political philosophy, and applied quantitative methods; a sixth upperdivision course from any of these sub-fields; and a seventh upper-division course
consisting of a political science seminar taken during the senior year
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Political science majors may select a pre-law or public sector emphasis, which will be
noted on the student’s transcript. Recommended courses for completing the two emphasis
options are available from the department office.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in political science:
• Any three lower-division political science courses
• Three approved upper-division courses
• One additional approved upper-or lower-division course
Emphasis in Public Sector Studies
The public sector emphasis is a specialized area of concentration within the political science major allowing students to focus their coursework toward public sector studies. The
emphasis is designed to provide a closer look at the creation, implementation, and analysis
of public policies, and the operation of governments and public organizations. The public
sector emphasis will provide an excellent foundation for those who would like to pursue careers or graduate studies in public policy, public administration, public affairs, urban planning, and law.
This emphasis is open to all political science majors and will be reflected on the student’s transcript upon completion. Requirements for the public sector emphasis include a variety of courses both inside and outside of the political science department.
For the most up-to-date information about the public sector emphasis, please visit:
http://www.scu.edu/cas/polisci/publicsector.cfm.
• ECON 1
• ECON 2
• Upper-division United States Politics: POLI 167 with grade of C or better
• Upper-division POLI Elective-Internship: POLI 198A, 198B, 198 or equivalent,
including Washington Semester Program Internships
• Upper-division POLI course for Public Sector: POLI 152, 153, 154, 160, 161,
162, 163, 164*, 165, 166, 168, 181*
• Two additional lower-division courses chosen from the following list:
POLI 45, ACTG 11, 12, 20, BUSN 71, CENG 5, COMM 2, 20, ECON 3,
ENVS 10,11,12, 20, MGMT 6, PHIL 8, 9, 10, SOCI 33, 65, RSOC 49 or
others as approved
• Two additional upper-division courses (outside of the political science department)
from the following list:
ANTH 151, BIO 171, COMM 120A, 124B, 162A, ECON 111, 113, 114,
115, 120, 126, 127, 129, 136, 137, 150, 155, 156, 160, 173, 181, 182, 185,
190, EDUC 106, ENGL 185, ENVS 120, 122, 147, 162, HIST 176, MGMT
169, 171, PHIL 109, 111, 113, PSYC 134, SOCI 132, 137, 138, 140, 159,
160, 161, 165, 170, 172, 176 or selected courses from Washington Semester or
others as approved by the program director.
*POLI 164 and 181 count as half a course; both must be taken to total one course
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Emphasis in Pre-Law
Political science is one of the most common majors for pre-law students. After all, political science is the closest of all majors to the institutions and values with which law deals.
The primary study of law is the state, and so too for political science. Additionally, the demands of political science courses (reading of complex texts, independent research, frequent
class presentations, and demanding writing assignments) strengthen the analytical and communications skills that the practice of law requires. The pre-law emphasis in the political science department is open to all political science majors and will be reflected on the student’s
transcript upon completion.
Requirements for the pre-law emphasis include a variety of courses from both inside
and outside of the political science department. At most, six courses are required: three
within the political science department and three from outside the political science department, although many of these courses fulfill other Core and political science major requirements. For the most up-to-date information about the pre-law emphasis and specific courses,
please visit: http://www.scu.edu/cas/polisci/prelaw.cfm.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Note: Upper-division courses in each area
below have required prerequisites as noted in
each section. In special cases, the instructor of
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a particular course may make an exception to
the requirements.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Note: POLI 30 is a required prerequisite for
upper-division political philosophy courses.
and Aristotle through the work of Aquinas.
(5 units)
100. Special Topics in
Political Philosophy
Selected topics in political philosophy.
(5 units)
112. History of Political Philosophy II:
Liberalism and Its Roots
Western political thought from Machiavelli
through the origins of liberalism in the writings of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.
(5 units)
107. American Political Thought
Selected topics and themes in the history of
American political thought. (5 units)
111. History of Political Philosophy I:
Greek and Christian
Development of Western political thought
from its Greek origins in the work of Plato
1. Introduction to U.S. Politics
Critical analysis of U.S. political values, institutions, and processes. America’s political
tradition, the Constitution, the presidency,
Congress, the bureaucracy, Supreme Court,
elections, political parties, interest groups,
mass media, political opinion and participation, domestic policies, and foreign policy. (4 units)
30. Introduction to
Political Philosophy
An exploration of some of the principal
themes and questions of political philosophy through the writings of authors such as
Plato, Machiavelli, Marx, and Mill. Prominent themes include theory and practice, individual liberty, morality and politics,
freedom, obligation, and justice. (4 units)
2. Introduction to
Comparative Politics
Government and politics in several modern
states. Emphasis on the development of analytical abilities and critical skills in the evaluation of political culture, processes, and
institutions. (4 units)
45. Criminal Justice System
Basic understanding of the U.S. criminal
justice system: police, courts, probation, imprisonment, parole, relations with other
governmental agencies. Goals, successes,
and failures of the system, and possible
remedies. (4 units)
118. The Cold War
Case study of the critical conflict of the 20th
century, to understand the interaction of
foreign and domestic politics, the development of current international politics, and
the ways in which political ideology and
conflict influence people and nations.
(5 units)
25. Introduction to
International Relations
Conceptual models used to analyze international relations, contemporary problems of
world politics, and the methods states employ to provide peace and security. Some
sections include an interactive computer
simulation to apply conflict resolution principles. (4 units)
50. World Geography
Provides an understanding of world geography through an appreciation of contemporary global problems. Problems include
the environmental crisis, international relations, demographic trends, and economic
development. Special emphasis on world
hunger and the roots of Third World
poverty. (4 units)
119. The European Union
Evolution of European political, social, and
economic integration in the post-war period. Emphasis on the institutions and politics of the European Union since the
Maastrict treaty, and current issues of European integration, such as the addition of
new members, monetary union, and internal democratization. (5 units)
113. History of Political Philosophy III:
Post-Liberal Theories
Writers and themes in 19th- and 20th-century political thought including Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Lenin. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Note: POLI 25 is a required prerequisite for
upper-division international relations courses.
120. Mass Media, Information
Technology, and International
Politics
Use of computer-based simulations and
multimedia sources to understand international negotiation and foreign policy decision making. (5 units)
121. International Political Economy
An introduction to the politics and institutions of the world economy. Topics include:
competing theories of IPE; regionalism and
globalization; the international trading and
financial systems; multinational corporations; development and debt. (5 units)
122. East Asian International
Relations
An overview of the political, economic and
security dimensions of international relations in Northeast Asia with a focus on the
foreign policies of China, Japan, and the
United States. Prerequisite: POLI 2 or 25.
(5 units)
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124. Law, Security, and Force
An examination of traditional international
legal principles involving the use of force in
self-defense with case studies to understand
how the justification of armed conflict is
changing. Discussion of the international
community’s adjustment to the evolving nature of sovereignty, increasing globalization,
and national defense. (5 units)
125. International Law
Sources, nature, and function of international law in world politics. Special attention to the subjects of international law,
international transactions, and the rules of
war. Viewpoints presented from Western
and non-Western perspectives. (5 units)
126. International Organization
International organization in world affairs.
Political, economic, and social role of the
United Nations, regional organizations, specialized agencies, and nonstate transnational
actors. (5 units)
127. Special Topics in
International Relations
Selected topics in international relations.
(5 units)
128. U.S. Foreign Policy
Aims, formulation, and implementation of
U.S. foreign policy since World War II, focusing on diplomacy, war, security, and
trade. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Note: POLI 2 is a required prerequisite for
upper-division comparative politics courses.
131. The Military and Politics
Case study of wars in Vietnam to understand civil-military relations, the causes of
military intervention, legitimacy-building efforts, and withdrawal from politics. (5 units)
133. Political Parties,
Elections and Policy
An examination of how parties and elections mobilize people, what determines election victories, and how parties and elections
affect state and national government policies. A focus on American politics in contrast to the processes in democracies in
Western and Eastern Europe. Students will
be engaged in an on-campus simulation of
an election. (5 units)
134. Race and Ethnicity in the
Politics of Developed States
An examination of the role of and attempts
to deal with racial/ethnic identity and conflict in the politics of the United States,
South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Western Europe. (5 units)
136. Politics in Central America
and the Caribbean
Political cultures, processes, and institutions
of selected Central American and Caribbean
states. Governmental organization, dependency, development, and political violence.
(5 units)
136A. The Political Structures
and Processes in El Salvador
and Central America
Examines the governmental institutions and
political processes in Central America. Topics include forms of government, the role of
political parties, electoral systems, and local
government. Offered through the Casa de la
Solidaridad in El Salvador. Taught in Spanish. (5 units)
137. Politics in Latin America
An overview of politics in selected Latin
American countries. Case studies will focus
on historical legacy, citizen participation, political party systems, democratic governance,
and economic development. (5 units)
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138. Politics in Mexico and Brazil
A comparison of politics in these two countries will provide the context to examine the
impact of authoritarian legacies, the institutionalization of democratic processes, the
role of civil society, and the process of state
reform. (5 units)
139. Religion and Politics
in the Developing World
A comparison of the relationships between
religion and politics in Asia, Latin America,
and the Middle East. Emphasis on the current political influence of traditional organization and belief. (5 units)
140. Politics in Less-Developed
Countries
Multidisciplinary study of the problems and
politics of political development in Latin
America, Africa, and/or Asia. Case studies
of communist and capitalist approaches to
political development. Impact of international politics on internal development.
(5 units)
142. Politics in the Middle East
Designed to give students an understanding
of the complexities of Middle East politics,
the importance of the region to the world,
and the role history and religion have played
in the political and social development of
the various countries in the region. (5 units)
143. Democracy and
Democracy Building
Designed to give students an understanding
of theories of democracy and how democracies are built out of military defeat (Germany and Iraq) and internal change either
by leaders relinquishing power or popular
uprising. Course includes reports of participants about decision making in democratizing processes. (5 units)
144. European Politics
An examination of European politics in the
post-war era through political parties and
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institutions. Evaluation of current challenges facing European governments such
as immigration, changing welfare states, regional diversity and an expanding EU using
national comparisons. (5 units)
145. Politics of Former
Communist States
An examination of transitions of the diverse
states of the former Soviet Union and East
Europe, with a focus on differences in transitions, progress toward democracy, and the
impact on people’s attitudes and lives. Students will work with their peers from these
countries. (5 units)
146. Politics of African Development
Examines why Africa is the poorest region
of the world, focusing on legacies of colonialism, failed political systems, poor economic choices, and external interventions.
Discussion of how some states have collapsed into warlordism, civil war, and genocide and how others are creating democratic
movements to reverse a history of economic
decline. (5 units)
147. Politics in Japan
An overview of politics and political economy in modern Japan. Emphasis on the role
of history and culture in shaping the postwar party system and bureaucratic power;
one-party dominance and corruption under
the 1955 System; the progress of political
reform since 1993; and the rise and fall of
the Japanese economic miracle. (5 units)
148. Politics in China
Origins of revolution in modern China, the
politics of social and economic modernization in China since 1949, the problems of
bureaucratization, political participation,
and the succession to Deng Xiaoping.
(5 units)
149. Special Topics in
Comparative Politics
Selected topics in comparative politics.
(5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: UNITED STATES POLITICS
Note: POLI 1 is a required prerequisite for
upper-division U.S. politics courses.
150. The Presidency
Analysis of the presidency as it has evolved
throughout U.S. history. Comparison of
presidential powers with those of Congress,
the courts, the bureaucracy, the press, political parties, and the public. (5 units)
151. The Congress
History, structure, and policies of Congress.
Congressional elections and theories of representation, the committee system and congressional norms, lobbying, congressional
ethics and reforms, and the power of Congress relative to the president and the bureaucracy. (5 units)
152. Political Participation
An examination of who participates in U.S.
politics and the various forms of political
participation. Elections, political parties, interest groups, community organizing, and
political protest. (5 units)
153. Minority Politics in
the United States
Survey course with a focus on the historical
and contemporary struggles of minority
groups in the United States. The minority
groups analyzed comparatively within a political and institutional context are African
Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, minority women, gays, and
the physically disabled. Various issues include theories of race, ethnicity, gender, and
class to understand how these variables serve
as a basis for identification and political mobilization in American politics. (5 units)
154. Women and Politics
A consideration of the various ways women
have changed “politics as usual.” Examination of the status of women today, varieties
of feminist thought, women as voters and
as an interest group, women in public office, and public policy issues. (5 units)
156. Politics and Mass Media
An examination of the politics of the mass
media, interactions between politicians and
the media, the effects of mass media on political life and public opinion, concerns of
racial and ethnic minorities, and the ethics
of media work. (5 units)
160. The Constitution and Equality
Constitutional law doctrines and decisions
regarding the 14th Amendment’s guarantee
of equal protection. Topics include race
discrimination (particularly school desegregation and affirmative action), sex discrimination, discrimination against the poor,
and discrimination based on sexual orientation. (5 units)
161. Law and Politics in
the United States
Examination of the U.S. legal system. Topics include legal culture, the adversary system and its alternatives, system participants
(litigants, lawyers, and judges), judicial selection, and legal versus political influences
on judicial decision making. Special attention to the question of the capacity of courts
to serve as agents of social change. (5 units)
162. Urban Politics
Examination of political processes in the
U.S. city. Special attention to the structures
and institutions of urban political power
and the changing forms of political action.
Discussion of the historical development of
urban social life, political cultures, racial/
ethnic and class communities, political
economy, and urban planning. (5 units)
163. State and Local Politics
A consideration of the politics and processes
of state and local governments, with particular attention given to California state,
county, and municipal politics. Topics include federalism, executives, legislatures,
courts, interest groups, parties, elections,
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financing, and issues such as education, welfare, criminal justice, transportation, housing, and urban growth. (5 units)
165. Public Administration
Administration of public policies in terms
of broad questions of democratic theory.
Organizational theory, public employees,
budget making, policy evaluation, and public finance. (5 units)
166. California Politics
An examination of the structures and
processes of California politics: the state’s
constitution, legislature, governor, courts
and executive agencies. Special attention to
democratic dilemmas of citizen participation (elections, ballot initiatives), legislative
gridlock (redistricting, budget), and crucial
policies (education, health and welfare,
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immigration, criminal justice, energy and
environment). (5 units)
167. Making Public Policy
An examination of the nature of U.S. public policy and policy analysis through the use
of texts and case studies. Stages of policy development (how an idea becomes a policy,
agenda-setting, implementation, analysis,
and evaluation). Ethical issues in public policy. (5 units)
168. Special Topics in Public Policy
Substantive in-depth study of selected issues
in U. S. public policy, such as health care,
criminal justice, housing, and homelessness.
Emphasis on the intersection of policy areas.
Arrupe placement required. (5 units)
169. Special Topics in U.S. Politics
Selected topics in U.S. politics. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Note: POLI 1, 2, and 25 are required prerequisites for upper-division applied quantitative
methods courses.
170. Research Methods in
Political Science
An introduction to statistical techniques
that are especially relevant to data from the
social sciences. Attention is also given to the
epistemological issues relevant to employing scientific methodology in the social sciences. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: SENIOR COURSEWORK
Note: For senior coursework, at least one
upper-division lecture course from the corresponding area is required.
192. Seminar in Comparative Politics
Selected topics in comparative politics in
various states and regions. (5 units)
180. Honors Research Projects
Independent research and writing on a selected topic or problem. Limited to members of the Political Science Honors
Program. (5 units)
193. Seminar in Political Philosophy
Selected topics in political philosophy.
(5 units)
190. Seminar in Research Methods
Plan and conduct political science research
on selected topics, such as political communication and socialization. (5 units)
194. Seminar in Political Philosophy
An examination of Frank Herbert’s Dune
series and other science fiction classics, focusing on politics, war, religion, jihad, multiculturalism, and ecology. (5 units)
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195. Seminar in U.S. Politics
Selected topics in U.S. politics. (5 units)
196. Seminar in
International Relations
Selected aspects of international political behavior. (5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: PUBLIC SECTOR STUDIES
45. Criminal Justice System
Basic understanding of the U.S. criminal
justice system: police, courts, probation, imprisonment, parole, relations with other
governmental agencies. Goals, successes,
and failures of the system, and possible
remedies. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: PUBLIC SECTOR STUDIES
164. Studies in Public Policy
Selected topics and problems in public policy viewed from a “political insider’s” perspective. Taught by a political practitioner.
(2 units)
165. Public Administration
Administration of public policies in terms
of broad questions of democratic theory.
Organizational theory, public employees,
budget making, policy evaluation, and public finance. (5 units)
167. Making Public Policy
An examination of the nature of U.S. public policy and policy analysis through the use
of texts and case studies. Stages of policy development (how an idea becomes a policy,
agenda-setting, implementation, analysis,
and evaluation). Ethical issues in public policy. (5 units)
168. Special Topics in Public Policy
Substantive in-depth study of selected issues
in U. S. public policy, such as health care,
criminal justice, housing, and homelessness.
Emphasis on the intersection of policy areas.
Arrupe placement required. (5 units)
181. Silicon Valley Politics
Focus is on the politics of the Silicon Valley
region within the context of California state
politics. The major case studies address the
challenges facing local governments, particularly in the areas of housing, environment,
technology, and transportation policies.
(2 units)
198. Public Service Internships
Directed internship in government agencies, legislative bodies, political parties, or
interest groups, public or government affairs
departments of corporations, or nonprofit
organizations. Open to qualified juniors or
seniors with permission of the instructor.
(variable units)
198A. Public Sector Study
and Internship
Directed internship in local government
agencies, legislative bodies, political parties,
interest groups, public or government
affairs departments of corporations, or nonprofit organizations, integrated with classroom analyses of professions in public
sector, frequent guest speakers, and research
project. Open to qualified juniors and seniors. (variable units)
198B. Public Sector Study
and Internship
Directed internship in local government
agencies, legislative bodies, political parties,
interest groups, public or government
affairs departments of corporations, or nonprofit organizations, integrated with classroom analyses of professions in public
sector, frequent guest speakers, and research
project. Open to qualified juniors and seniors. (variable units)
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199. Directed Reading
Independent study. Intensive work in areas
not fully covered in upper-division courses.
Written outline of the proposed course, with
required form and all necessary signatures,
must be submitted at least one week prior to
registration. (1–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Professors Emeriti: Roland C. Lowe, Marvin L. Schroth, William W. Yabroff
Professors: Jerry M. Burger, Lucia Albino Gilbert, Robert Numan, Thomas G. Plante,
Timothy C. Urdan (Department Chair), Eleanor W. Willemsen
Associate Professors: Matthew C. Bell, Tracey L. Kahan, Gerdenio M. Manuel, S.J.,
Patricia M. Simone, Kieran T. Sullivan
Assistant Professors: Katerina Bezrukova, Amara T. Brook, Brett Johnson Solomon
The Department of Psychology offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Psychology is the study of behavior, emotion, and thought using techniques modeled on the scientific method. At the undergraduate level, the study of
psychology is part of a liberal education. A major in psychology lays the groundwork for various advanced studies, including the pursuit of graduate degrees needed for the professional
practice of psychology.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree, students majoring in psychology must complete the following departmental requirements:
• PSYC 1, 2, 40, 43
• MATH 6 and 7 or MATH 11 and 12
• One course from PSYC 165, 166, 167
• One course from PSYC 172, 185, 196
• One course from PSYC 115, 117, 157
• One course from PSYC 150, 160
• One course from PSYC 120, 130, 131
• One course from PSYC 118, 144, 168, 170, 178, 195
• Two additional approved upper-division psychology courses
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Emphasis in Psychobiology
In addition to the Bachelor of Science and departmental requirements, students who
wish to study neuroscience may elect the psychobiology concentration, which requires completing the following courses in addition to requirements for the major:
• MATH 11, 12
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32
• BIOL 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Emphasis in Gerontology
In addition to the Bachelor of Science and departmental requirements, students who
wish to study the process of aging should inquire about the gerontology certificate program.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. General Psychology I
The scientific study of behavior. Topics include the physiological basis of behavior,
sensation and perception, conditioning and
learning, memory, motivation, and emotion. Other topics may include language,
problem solving, sleep and dreaming, and
consciousness. (4 units)
2. General Psychology II
The scientific study of behavior. Topics include human development, personality, abnormal psychology, clinical intervention,
and social psychology. Other topics may
include psychological assessment, crosscultural psychology, and psychological adjustment. (4 units)
1H. Honors Colloquium
Restricted to students in the University
Honors Program. The honors version of
PSYC 1. (4 units)
2H. Honors Colloquium
Restricted to students in the University
Honors Program. The honors version of
PSYC 2. (4 units)
40. Statistical Data Analysis
An introduction to statistical methods used
in psychological research. Prerequisites: Declared psychology major and MATH 6 or 11.
(4 units)
43. Research Methods in Psychology
Investigation of methods of psychological
research and issues involved in the collection of data. Exercises require designing research projects, collecting data, and writing
professional reports. Prerequisites: PSYC 1
or 2 and 40. (4 units)
50. Ways of Knowing
Personal experience, the scientific method,
journalistic techniques, anthropological observation methods, intuition, and faith (religious, paranormal) are just a few of the ways
of knowing that people use. This course explores each of these ways of knowing with
the goal of answering the following questions: What are the strengths of each way of
knowing? What are the limitations? Which
method of inquiry is best for answering different types of questions? (4 units)
65. Foundations of
Behavioral Neuroscience
A basic introduction to brain structure and
function. The course has standard lecture
hours, but integrates hands-on laboratory
experiential exercises during the class sessions. (4 units)
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Note: Prerequisites for all upper-division
courses, in addition to those listed for specific
courses, are 1, 2, 40, and 43, or permission of
instructor. Nonmajors are encouraged to seek
permission of instructor.
102. Writing in Psychology
Development of writing, reading, critical
thinking, and literature search skills within
traditional formats for communicating
scholarship in psychology. Covers the use of
APA style for experimental reports and literature reviews. In addition to developing
communication skills, assignments emphasize how to interpret experimental findings
and evaluate support for hypotheses. Other
assignments will require students to synthesize findings from several published studies
and draw conclusions about a body of research. Prerequisites: ENGL 1 and ENGL 2,
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
105. Statistics and
Experimental Design II
Advanced topics in theory and methods of
statistical analysis and experimental design.
Complex analysis of variance and multiple
correlation and regression are typically covered. Prerequisite: By permission of the instructor only. (5 units)
110. Advanced Topics in
Research Methods
Students will learn the major research designs used in psychology and how to understand statistical results that come out of those
designs. These include experimental designs,
multiple linear and nonlinear regression,
nonparametric analyses, multi-variate
ANOVA used with experimental designs,
structural equation modeling, and small N
designs. Students will learn how to read research reports using these designs, how to
understand statistical results obtained from
the designs, and how to communicate those
results in passages that would belong in an
APA-style report. The emphasis is on understanding the designs and results rather than
on doing the analyses oneself. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1 or 2 and 43. (5 units)
111. Advanced Topics in Motivation
Seminar exploring theories and research in
motivation and emotion. Students will read,
discuss, and critically analyze current empirical research and review articles in these
areas. Topics emphasized will include cultural and individual variation in motivation
and emotion, development of motivation
and emotion, and the social, cognitive, and
biological bases of motivation and emotion.
Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Senior standing, PSYC
112, and all lower-division psychology requirements. (5 units)
112. Motivation and Emotion
Scientific study of the various motivational
emotional processes of people and higher
animals. Biological drives, psychological survival needs, altered states of consciousness,
social motives, and theories of emotion. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
113. Advanced Topics in
Health Psychology
Seminar examines contemporary topics in
health psychology. Original research, current trends, and special focus on ongoing research and applied programs will be
highlighted. Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Senior
standing, PSYC 117, and all lower-division
psychology requirements. (5 units)
114. Ethics in Psychology
The role of ethical behavior and decision
making in the field of psychology and related
behavioral, medical, and social sciences. Topics include approaches to moral issues and
related to competence; integrity; professional, scientific, and social responsibility;
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respect for others’ rights and dignity; and
concern for others’ welfare. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
115. Abnormal Psychology
The study of psychology and human behavior in understanding the etiology, nature, development, and treatment of mental
disorders. Topics include models of abnormal behavior, research, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of emotional and
behavioral disorders, such as affective disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders,
substance abuse disorders, and childhood
disorders. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and
43. (5 units)
116. Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychosomatic medicine involves the role of
psychological functioning and human behavior in the development and maintenance
of illnesses and medical problems. Topics include the history and perspectives of psychosomatic medicine, as well as a wide variety
of psychosomatic disorders, such as eating,
panic, irritable bowel, ulcer, conversion, trichotillomania, somatoform, Munchausen’s
syndrome, and others. Prerequisites: PSYC 1,
2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
117. Health Psychology
Health psychology involves the discipline
and principles of psychology and human behavior in understanding how the mind and
body interact in health and disease. Topics
include health promotion and primary prevention of illness, health enhancing and
health damaging behaviors, psychosomatic
illness, stress and coping, pain management,
and a variety of specific behavior-related
medical illnesses (e.g., heart disease, eating
disorders, cancer, and AIDS). Prerequisites:
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
119. Psychology of Death,
Dying, and Loss
An introduction to theory, research, and
practice on the psychology of death and
dying. Students explore the implications of
death, dying, and loss in their lives. Topics
include death in today’s health care system,
the psychology of grieving and coping with
loss, life-threatening illness, caregiving, as
well as social, cultural, and ethical issues related to death in contemporary society. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, 43 or permission
from instructor. (5 units)
120. Perception
A theoretical and empirical investigation of
human perceptual processes, with an emphasis on visual perception. Topics include
psychophysiology of vision; perceiving visual space (shape, contrast, orientation, distance, depth, motion); color perception;
perceptual illusions; imagining vs. perceiving; effects of knowledge on perception;
perception in “novel” environments. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
130. Psychology of Learning
The scientific investigation of learning and
behavior. Both experimental and theoretical
developments are considered, as well as the
application of the principles of learning.
Topics include Pavlovian and operant conditioning, stimulus control, schedules of reinforcement, choice, and punishment.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
131. Cognitive Psychology
A theoretical, empirical, and experiential investigation of human information processing. Topics include the history of the
discipline and the following research areas:
pattern perception, attention, working
memory, long-term memory, memory distortions, imagery, language processes, and
problem solving. Emphasizes contemporary
theory and research, including recent developments in cognitive neuroscience. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
132. Advanced Topics in Learning
Seminar examines contemporary topics in
learning theory and research. Original research, current trends, and special focus on
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ongoing research and applied programs will
be highlighted. Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Senior
standing, PSYC 130, and all lower-division
psychology requirements. (5 units)
133. Advanced Topics in
Cognitive Psychology
Seminar exploring theories and research in
cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Students will read, discuss, and critically analyze contemporary theories and
research in these areas. Topics emphasized
will include consciousness, attention, memory, metacognition, and the relationship between imagery and perception. Meets the
Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Senior standing, PSYC 120 or PSYC
131 or PSYC 166, and all lower-division psychology requirements. (5 units)
134. Psychology of Education
Also listed as LBST 134. For course description, see LBST 134. (5 units)
135. Psychology of Sleep
and Dreaming
A theoretical, empirical, and experiential exploration of sleep, sleep disorders, and
dreaming. Considers physiological, cognitive, neurocognitive, and functional approaches. Topics include: psychophysiology
of sleep and dreaming; purported functions
of sleep and dreaming; personal and public
health consequences of sleep disorders, sleep
deprivation, and sleep debt; continuity in
mental processes across the sleep/wake cycle;
memory for dreams; approaches to working
with dreams; consciousness and dreaming,
including lucid dreaming. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
136. Advanced Topics in
Educational Psychology
Seminar exploring theories and research in
educational psychology. Students will read,
discuss, and critically analyze current empirical research and review articles in educational psychology. Topics emphasized will
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include motivation, learning, assessment,
and individual and cultural differences as
they pertain to education. Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: PSYC 134 and all lower-division
psychology requirements. (5 units)
144. Psychological Assessment
Principles and issues related to testing and
measurement in psychology. Topics include
test construction, reliability, validity, and the
professional and ethical use of psychological tests and test scores. Meets the Psychology capstone requirement. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. Restricted to senior
psychology majors only. (5 units)
150. Social Psychology
The scientific investigation of how people
influence each other. Students will learn social psychological theories about the causes
of human behavior, as well as how these theories can be scientifically tested and applied
to solve real world problems. Topics include
social cognition, the self, attitude change,
conformity, compliance, group processes,
helping, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, intergroup relations, aggression, and
attraction. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and
43. (5 units)
151. Advanced Topics in
Social Psychology
Seminar examines contemporary topics in
social psychology. Original research, current
trends, and special focus on ongoing research and applied programs will be highlighted. Meets the Psychology capstone
requirement. Prerequisites: Senior standing,
PSYC 150, and all lower-division psychology
requirements. (5 units)
153. Psychology of Close Relationships
The scientific investigation of close relationships, drawing from clinical psychology and
social psychology. Topics include research
methodologies for studying close relationships; theories of attraction, love and
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marriage; the developmental process of relationships; and interventions for distressed
relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40,
and 43. (5 units)
154. Psychology of Women
An introduction to psychological concepts
and theories as they apply to women. Discussion of thinking and behavior as they
apply to women. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2,
40, and 43. (5 units)
155. Psychology and Law
Explores relevance for law of psychological
principles and findings, as well as laws pertaining to practice. Topics include eyewitness testimony, legal insanity, jury dynamics,
expert testimony, and family law issues. This
course is open to nonmajors. (5 units)
156. Psychology of Diversity
The goal of this course is to raise awareness
of important differences and provide students with the knowledge needed to be productive in a more diverse workplace. This
will be facilitated by discussion of prejudice,
stereotypes, and approaches to acculturation
and integration in organizations. Prerequisites: PSYC 1 or 2, PSYC 43, or permission
from instructor. (5 units)
157. Industrial/Organizational
Psychology
An introduction to the broad field of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology,
which includes science and practice related
to personnel selection and placement, training and development; organizational development; occupational health and safety;
work motivation; and other areas concerned
with human behavior in organizational contexts. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43.
(5 units)
158. Conservation Psychology
Many environmental problems (e.g., global
warming, pollution, biodiversity loss, and
resource depletion), are caused by human
behavior, and changing this behavior is necessary in order to solve them. Topics include
psychological reasons (emotions, thoughts,
values, motivations, social context) why
people behave in environmentally sustainable or unsustainable ways, and how psychology can be used to develop policies and
other interventions to help promote sustainable behavior. Also listed as ENVS 158. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
159. Religion in the Theories
of Freud and Jung
Also listed as RSOC 180. For course description see RSOC 180. (5 units)
160. Personality
The study of individual differences and personality processes. Discussion of major theories of personality. Presentation of current
research topics in personality and methods
for assessing individual differences and other
personality constructs. Prerequisites: PSYC
1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
161. Advanced Topics in
Industrial/Organizational
Psychology
Seminar examines contemporary topics in
industrial/organizational psychology. Original research, current trends, and special focus
on ongoing research and applied programs
will be highlighted. Meets the Psychology
Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Senior
standing, PSYC 157, and all lower-division
psychology requirements. (5 units)
162. Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study of psychology from various cultural
perspectives with a view to identifying patterns of behavior that are universal and
those that are culturally specific. The course
looks at the extent to which American research findings apply to other societies. Also
examines issues that arise in cross-cultural
encounters. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40,
and 43. (5 units)
PSYCHOLOGY
165. Physiological Psychology
Emphasis on the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological correlates
of motivation, emotion, learning, and
memory. Neural regulation of sleep and
arousal, mechanisms of drug action, and
neuropathology are also reviewed. (5 units)
166. Human Neuropsychology
Study of human brain function from an experimental perspective. Addresses questions
such as: What are the brain mechanisms
that lie at the basis of perception and memory, of speech and thought, of movement
and action? What happens to these
processes when individual parts of the brain
are destroyed by disease? Prerequisites: PSYC
1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
167. Psychopharmacology
Examination of the effects of various drugs,
such as nicotine and alcohol, and abnormal
neurochemical states, such as schizophrenia
and depression, on mental functioning and
behavior. Topics include the effects of various drugs on the brain and the biochemical
basis of human neurosis and psychosis. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
168. Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
An integration from various subdisciplines
in psychology with an emphasis on the
brain and behavior. Topics include neural
development from fetus to early childhood,
neural basis of psychopathologies (e.g.,
schizophrenia and depression), cognitive
functions (memory, attention, and learning), and personality and related disorders.
Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Two upper-division psychology courses and is restricted to senior
psychology majors only. (5 units)
170. History and Systems of Psychology
Origin and development of modern psychological approaches. Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, Gestalt, humanism, and
existentialism. Emphasis on conceptual issues. Focuses on selected topics viewed from
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the multiple conceptual frameworks and
sub-disciplinary perspectives that characterize psychology’s history. Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites:
PSYC 1, 2, 40, and 43; and is restricted to
senior psychology majors only. (5 units)
172. Adolescent Development
A focus on development during the second
decade of life, from puberty through early
adulthood. Topics include physical, intellectual, and social development; identity; sexuality; changing social contexts; and life
transitions. Prerequisite: PSYC 1 or 2.
(5 units)
175. Humanistic Psychology
Historical and conceptual roots of humanism. Implication of the “third force” for
therapy, community living, education, and
research. Special attention to humanistic
psychotherapies and the application of humanistic principles to education. Three
hours per week of community volunteer
work required. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2, 40,
and 43. (5 units)
178. Advanced Topics in
Developmental Psychology
Satisfies the senior capstone requirement for
seniors majoring in psychology. The course
format is a seminar where prepared daily
participation is expected and class leadership
will be required once during the quarter.
The assigned readings will be taken from
developmental theory and peer-reviewed
empirical research in developmental psychology. The class will discuss possible applications of theory and findings in the reading
to real-world issues involving children and
adolescents. Each student will prepare a
major paper on a chosen topic that combines the elements of literature review, systematic observation, and research proposal.
Meets the Psychology Capstone requirement. Prerequisites: PSYC 185, at least one
other upper-division psychology course, and
declaration of a psychology major. (5 units)
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182. Gender and Human
Development
Examines how gender identity is developed
and how gender influences the development
of children, adolescents, and adults. Topics
include gender identity, parenting, sexual
orientation development, sex roles, and similarities and differences between the genders
in treatment, expectations, and opportunities. Prerequisites: PSYC 1 or 2. (5 units)
185. Developmental Psychology I
First course in a sequence of courses that explores the development of individuals during the life cycle. Topics for the sequence
include: (1) principles and theories of development; (2) perceptual, cognitive, social,
and personality development; (3) family,
school, and other societal influences on development; and (4) applied issues in child
rearing, education, and other socialization
practices. Students have an opportunity to
clarify their own values about having and
raising children and about the responsibilities of society in general to children. Prerequisite: PSYC 1 or 2. (5 units)
186. Developmental Psychology II
Building on concepts from PSYC 185, a
more in-depth examination of topics in
child development. Special emphasis on relation between theory and practice. Prerequisite: PSYC 185. (5 units)
188. Adult Development
Young adulthood through middle age.
Stages and transitions in adult life, the concept of life crisis, and the interplay of situations and personality. Prerequisites: PSYC 1,
2, 40, and 43. (5 units)
189. African American Psychology
and Identity Development
This course provides an overview of African
American psychology. It does so by examining the multi-dimensional nature of identity
development of African Americans and the
ways in which racism and class impact
identity formation. This course approaches
psychological development from an African
American perspective and reviews current issues in contemporary African American psychology. The course also examines research
methodologies and historical trends that have
impacted the way we understand the world
in general and African Americans specifically.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1 or 2. (5 units)
190. Clinical Psychology
The discipline and principles of clinical psychology in understanding the etiology, nature, development, and treatment of
behavioral, emotional, and relational problems. Topics include the history of clinical
psychology, theoretical models, assessment
and intervention approaches, specialization,
ethics, and current trends. Prerequisite:
PSYC 115. (5 units)
195. Research Practicum
Advanced methodological issues taught primarily through direct involvement in an experimental research project. Activities
include reviewing the literature, formulating a research question, developing a design
and procedure, collecting and analyzing
data, and writing a professional research
report. Meets the Psychology capstone requirement. Prerequisites: Two upper-division
psychology courses; and is restricted to senior
psychology majors only. (5 units)
196. Psychology of Aging
Development in later life. Topics include:
(1) theories of aging and development; (2)
cognition, perceptual, and social changes in
aging; (3) mental health issues in the elderly; and (4) abnormal aging, such as
Alzheimer’s disease. Prerequisites: PSYC 1, 2,
40, and 43. (5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Clinical experience in community agencies.
Selected readings. Open to upper-division
students with an average GPA of 3.0 or
higher who have received permission of a
faculty sponsor. (2–5 units)
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199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. To
receive course credit, the student must submit a formal written proposal and have it
approved by the sponsoring faculty member and the department chair. The proposal
must be submitted before the end of the
previous quarter and must meet University
requirements for independent study credit.
(1–5 units)
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199C. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Capstone independent projects undertaken
by upper-division students with a faculty
sponsor. To receive course credit, the student
must submit a formal written proposal and
have it approved by the sponsoring faculty
member and the department chair. The
proposal must be submitted before the end
of the previous quarter and must meet University requirements for independent study
credit and requirements for a psychology
capstone course. (5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Professors Emeriti: Joseph A. Grassi, Anne Marie Mongoven, O.P.
Professors: Michael J. Buckley, S.J. (Augustine Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor),
Denise L. Carmody, Paul G. Crowley, S.J. (Department Chair and Santa Clara
Jesuit Community Professor), Diane E. Jonte-Pace, Gary A. Macy (John Nobili,
S.J. Professor), Frederick J. Parrella, John David Pleins
Associate Professors: James B. Bennett, Kristin Heyer, Teresia Hinga, Michael C.
McCarthy, S.J., Catherine M. Murphy, David J. Pinault, Ana Maria Pineda,
R.S.M., James W. Reites, S.J., Philip Boo Riley, Francis R. Smith, S.J.
Assistant Professors: Michael T. Castori, S.J., David B. Gray, Akiba Lerner
Senior Lecturers: Margaret R. McLean, Salvatore A. Tassone, S.J.
The Department of Religious Studies offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. The department offers courses as part of the University
Core Curriculum as well as a minor program for those who wish to concentrate in the
study of religion and theology. The aim of the program is to foster an engaged, critical,
and integrated understanding of religion in the University’s tradition of Jesuit liberal education. Because of the University’s commitment to examine diverse religious traditions,
the Department of Religious Studies offers a wide breadth of courses. Congruent with the
University’s commitment to the Catholic faith tradition, the department also offers a variety of courses in Catholic theology.
The department offers courses in three areas: scripture and tradition; theology, ethics,
and spirituality; and religions and society. Students can take their Core Curriculum
courses in any area they wish, but the three courses must be in proper sequence: introductory (course numbers 1–19); intermediate (course numbers 20–99); and advanced
(course numbers 100–199). The advanced course must be taken after completing 88
quarter units. Transfer students entering with 44 or more units are exempt from the threecourse sequence, but are required to take two courses at any level.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts degree, students majoring in religious studies must complete the following departmental requirements:
• Four lower-division courses, one from each of three areas (scripture and tradition;
theology, ethics, and spirituality; and religion and society) and an additional course
from any area
• Eight approved upper-division courses after reaching junior status, including
four designated religious studies seminars, with one in each of the three areas and
an additional one in any area
• Senior portfolio: a critical compendium of the seminar papers submitted to the
faculty for evaluation
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in religious studies:
• One introductory-level religious studies course (1–19)
• Two intermediate-level courses (20–99)
• Four approved advanced-level courses (100–199), one of which must be a
religious studies seminar. Of the seven courses, at least one must be in each of
the following areas: scripture and tradition; theology, ethics, and spirituality;
and religion and society.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION (SCTR)
11. Origins of Western Religion
An introduction to the study of religion
through an inquiry into the origins of Western religion. Surveys the principal issues
raised during the foundational periods of
the Jewish and Christian religions and considers the continued debates sparked by
these traditions. (4 units)
22. The Synoptic Gospels
A survey of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew,
and Luke in light of the findings of modern
scholarship. Special attention given to the
relationships among the Gospels, the particular situations of the churches in which
they were written, and the special intentions
and considerations of the authors. (4 units)
19. Religions of the Book
Examines the history and religious traditions of the Hebrew Bible, giving attention
to geography, politics, and belief systems of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and their
development in history. Focuses on developing appropriate tools for the study of religions. (4 units)
23. Christ in the Four Gospels
Deals with the historical ministry of Jesus,
his resurrection, and how his disciples and
the church of the New Testament period interpreted Jesus’ teaching and developed their
beliefs about Christ. Concentrates on the
Gospel portrayal of Jesus Christ. (4 units)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
24. Christian Origins: Luke/Acts
The story of Jesus is told in four different
Gospels by the four evangelists. Yet only
Luke added a second volume about the first
generation of Christians, called the Acts of
the Apostles. This intermediate-level course
investigates the historical origins of Christianity, especially as recorded in Luke’s twovolume contribution to the New Testament.
(4 units)
26. Gender in Early Christianity
The history of early Christianity is often portrayed as a history of, by, and about men, despite clear indications that women played a
prominent role in the early church. Introduces the construction of gender in antiquity, Jewish and Greco-Roman laws and
customs, the biblical canon and other Christian texts. Contemporary feminist perspectives will inform the discussion. (4 units)
27. Historical Jesus
A study of the sources, problems, and methods in the various “quests” for Jesus of
Nazareth. Each phase of the quest in the
19th and 20th centuries, from Reimarus to
the Jesus Seminar. Students will assess historical-critical criteria and apply these criteria to the sources in a term paper in order to
construct their own versions of a “life” of
Jesus. (4 units)
30. New Testament
Explores the historical and religious background of the New Testament period and
concentrates on the origin and purpose of
the New Testament writings and the overall
meaning of the individual books. (4 units)
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33. Narratives of Christian Scripture
Exploration of the stories that emerged with
the Jesus event, their historicity, and their
role in forming the early Christian communities. No previous knowledge of Christianity is needed. (4 units)
35. Science vs. the Bible:
The Genesis Debates
Exploration of the continuing debate over
the biblical stories of creation and the flood
in relation to the sciences of human evolution, geology, and mythology. One focus is
on historical developments in America and
England in the 17th-19th centuries. The
role of fundamentalist Christianity in the
public school system today. (4 units)
41. Biblical Hebrew I
Introduction to the vocabulary and grammatical forms of Biblical Hebrew. (4 units)
42. Biblical Hebrew II
Completion of the grammatical forms of
Biblical Hebrew. (4 units)
43. Biblical Hebrew III
Introduction to the readings of various genres of Biblical Hebrew literature and ancient
Hebrew inscriptions. (4 units)
48. Jesus the Jew
In the New Testament, Jesus of Nazareth is
called “rabbi”; he argues in Pharisaic terms
with Jewish Pharisees; quotes the Jewish
Bible repeatedly; is recognized by some as a
Jewish messiah; and is eventually executed as
a Judean rebel. Explores the Jewishness of
the earliest Jesus movement and its traditions, and considers how a small, first-century Jewish sect ultimately becomes a world
power largely ignorant of—and often hostile—to Jews and Judaism. (4 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION (SCTR)
100. Biblical Poetry
and Ancient Myth
Comparative study of the poetry and myths
of ancient Israel and the ancient world. Focuses on the Psalms, the Song of Songs, and
the Book of Job. Examines a number of
Mesopotamian, Canaanite, and Egyptian
myths. Discusses the methodological problem of mythic interpretation. (5 units)
101. The Bible in Conflict
Explores current debates and conflicts over
the Bible, including the religion and science
dialogue, gender questions, liberation politics, and archaeological conflicts with biblical history. (5 units)
106. Person of Christ in
the New Testament
Deals with Jesus’ understanding of himself
and his mission as well as the New Testament
interpretation given to them. Different
Christologies of the New Testament studied
in order to show the unity and diversity in
their interpretation of Christ. (5 units)
108. The Impact of
the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls, over 800 manuscripts
(250 B.C.E. to 68 C.E.) were discovered in
1947-1956, one of the greatest manuscript
finds of the 20th century. This course begins by exploring the manuscripts and
archeological evidence of Qumran, then the
impact of the scrolls on understanding Judaisms and Christianities, both ancient and
modern. (5 units)
110. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters:
Myth and Bible
Explores the debates about the meaning of
myth in relation to the Bible and other ancient texts, with special attention to diverging theories of myth, role of the male hero,
violence, feminist interpretations, problem
of suffering, the relation of religion and science, etc. (5 units)
119. Law in Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam
Examines how experiences and concepts of
God within the monotheistic traditions
have determined norms of human conduct.
Considers the place of “the Written and
Oral Torah” in Judaism, the diversity of
Christian interpretations and formulations
of “the Law” from the time of the New Testament to the present, and the centrality of
Sharia, “the Path,” in Islam. How law functions both in constructing the identity of a
religious community and in shaping that
community’s encounter with larger society
is explored. (5 units)
125. Quran Interpretation
Course comprises a close reading of Islamic
scripture and various forms of scriptural exegesis. Also the historical context surrounding Qur’anic revelations, diverse forms of
Qur’anic interpretation in premodern and
contemporary eras, including issues relating
to traditionalism and modernity, women,
human rights, and mystical experience. No
previous coursework in Islam is required.
(5 units)
126. Sufi Mysticism
Examination of the mystical tradition in
Islam. Includes the discussion of personal
piety, as well as institutional manifestations
of mysticism, such as the tariqas or Sufi orders. Attention given to mystical dimensions of the Qur’an, as well as the dialectic
between Sufi masters and legal authorities.
(5 units)
128. Human Suffering
Explores issues of human suffering, justice,
and belief in light of the biblical book of
Job. Best for students interested in the creative arts, fiction writing, or community
service. (5 units)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
132. Apocalypse Now
Exploration of characteristic themes in
apocalyptic literature, theories about the social origins of the apocalyptic movements of
ancient Judaism and Christianity, and motifs and themes in the popular media.
(5 units)
134. Living the Exodus
Explores the ongoing religious, social and
political significance of the Exodus, as well
as the potential and risks that a shared tradition holds for interfaith relations. (5 units)
141. Advanced Hebrew I
Advanced grammar review and reading of
select biblical narratives and poetic texts.
(5 units)
142. Advanced Hebrew II
Extended reading of biblical Hebrew narratives and poetic texts. (5 units)
143. Advanced Hebrew III
Continuation of extended reading of biblical Hebrew narratives and poetic texts.
(5 units)
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144. Aramaic Grammar
Introduction to Aramaic grammar. Reading
of biblical Aramaic texts and selections from
the Targums. (5 units)
158. Postcolonial Perspectives
on the New Testament
Introduces students to postcolonial critical
theory and uses it to explore the political
contexts of New Testament texts, raising
new questions about the ethical implications of how we read these texts today.
(5 units)
165. Gender and Sex in
Biblical Interpretations
Opens the Bible to critical readings from
feminist and queer theory. It examines the
original contexts of contested passages (creation, the destruction of Sodom, the role of
women in early Christianity) as well as subsequent interpretation, and exposes the insights and ethical challenges that gender
studies pose to these classic texts. (5 units)
198. Practicum
(1–5 units)
199. Directed Readings and Research
For religious studies majors only. (1–5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES:
THEOLOGY, ETHICS, AND SPIRITUALITY (TESP)
4. The Christian Tradition
A theological examination of the Christian
tradition covering such topics as religious
experience and the meaning of God; Jesus
in the Gospels; the development and history of the Christian churches; the relevance
of Christianity in the 21st century global
world. (4 units)
31. The Christ: Mystery and Meaning
An historical and theological examination
of Jesus of Nazareth: the meaning of his life,
ministry, death, and resurrection; the doctrine of Jesus as man and God and its application to contemporary experience; the
meaning of Christ as savior in a global, multicultural world. (4 units)
25. Christian Conversion:
Changing Self
A creative exploration of the psychic dimensions of change in the individual and how
these relate to methods in theology and catechesis. (4 units)
38. Contemporary Catholic Theology
A treatment of recent attempts within
Catholic theology to interpret and articulate ancient faith traditions regarding the
meaning of faith today. Contemporary assessments of classic theologies as well as a
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survey of contemporary Catholic approaches to the interpretation of Scripture
and traditions. (4 units)
40. Exploring Judaism:
Spirit and Practice
Provides an opportunity to explore the spirit
and practice of Judaism through some of its
most ordinary and extraordinary traditions.
Imagine a spiritual practice in which resting
is, itself, a sacred act; a spiritual practice in
which every trip to the grocery store is an
invitation to embrace a divine mystery and
humane ethics; in which thoughtful study is
a form of prayer, questioning is a gesture of
faith, and everyday activities are occasions
for blessing. (4 units)
43. Catholic Social Thought
Focuses on the evolution of Catholic social
thought, methodologies being applied to
address social questions in the modern
world, formation of the public conscience,
responsibility toward the common good,
and Christian engagement in the process of
social transformation. (4 units)
45. Christian Ethics
Focus on the moral implications of the
Christian commitment, formulation of the
principles of a Christian ethic, and their application to areas of contemporary life (e.g.,
to wealth and poverty, violence and nonviolence, bioethics and interpersonal relations).
Some sections require a SCCAP or Arrupe
Center community placement. (4 units)
46. Faith, Justice, and Poverty
Examines biblical theologies of social responsibility, major theologians on poverty,
and current appropriations of these traditions. Includes SCCAP or Arrupe Center
community placement. (4 units)
50. Catholic Theology: Foundations
An examination of the fundamental theological issues of Catholicism such as: the experience of God, revelation and faith, the
historical foundations of the tradition, the
mystery of Jesus, grace, sin and redemption,
the Church sacraments, and religious pluralism, etc. (4 units)
51. Catholic Theology: Spirituality
Explores some of the varied expressions of
Christian faith in the Catholic Church. Examines the tools and methods of Catholic
theology. Reading, reflection, and discussions encourage students to formulate theological questions. (4 units)
53. Religious Imagination
Attempts to stimulate the imagination and
clarify its relation to religion through reflection, written essays, and discussions of selected pieces of literature, films, and art.
(4 units)
54. Meditation
Intensive study and practice of meditation.
Daily meditation required. No lectures. Class
discussion, weekly brief essays. (4 units)
55. Spirituality and Literature
Uses literature (mostly modern) to discover
and analyze the way spiritual themes are expressed and appreciated in this medium.
(4 units)
60. Hispanic Popular Religion
Study of the popular expressions of faith of
the Hispanic people, exploring their theological underpinnings. Includes both classroom and field experience. (4 units)
62. Medical Ethics in
Christian Perspective
Introduction to the field of biomedical
ethics, with special attention to the guidance
and challenges that a Christian perspective
provides. Examination of ethical principles
and their application to current topics, with
attention to how conflicting approaches can
all claim to be “Christian.” (4 units)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
65. U.S. Hispanic Theology
Acquaints students with the historical development of Hispanic theology in the
United States. Attention will be given to the
works of representative U.S. Hispanic theologians and to the themes and concerns
that these works address. (4 units)
70. Catholic Ethics and
Jesuit Spirituality
A foundational introduction to the Catholic
theological tradition through two central
lenses: the process of Ignatian discernment
and Catholic moral theology. Exploration
of Ignatius’ insights that yielded both the
Society of Jesus and a creative framework for
the Christian life. (4 units)
71. Mysticism in Catholicism
An introduction to mysticism in the Catholic
tradition and its relationship to both theology and spirituality. Special attention to the
origins of the term within Catholicism, issues
of gender, the relationship between hierarchy
and a personal relationship with God, and
historical controversies and discussions surrounding the possibility of union with God.
(4 units)
72. Comparative Mysticism
in World Religions
Focuses on the mystical traditions in Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Catholicism.
Analyzes primary sources in their historical
contexts in order to determine how contemplation leads to either peaceful or violent actions. Special attention paid to the links
between these contemplative traditions in
both war and nonviolence. (4 units)
77. Encounters of Religion
and Globalization
Religions encounter one another all the
time, with varying results—dialogue, conversion, syncretism, and wars. This course
examines the dynamics and venues for these
encounters today, focusing on the communities and organizations that make Silicon
Valley’s diverse religious landscape. (4 units)
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79. Women in Christian Tradition
History as written mostly by men has obscured the important role that women have
played in Christian tradition. This course
will investigate the official and unofficial positions women have held in the Christian
church as well as read works by particular
Christian women in an attempt to restore
the women to their rightful place in Christian history. (4 units)
82. Witches, Saints, and Heretics:
Religious Outsiders
Survey of the experience of religious exclusion across the realms of magic, holiness,
and heterodoxy. While anchored in the premodern Christian tradition, the course also
explores more contemporary phenomena,
persons, and movements. (4 units)
83. Dialogues Between
Science and Religion
Explores and dialogues with the distinct
methods and ways of thinking in theology
and science. Examines how the interpretations of the scientific (cosmology, biology,
and ecology) and the theological worldviews
of the 21st century relate to questions concerning God, origins of the universe, evolution, creativity, human experience, and
ecology. (4 units)
84. Spirituality and Sustainability
Investigation of the challenges of integrating ecological consciousness and environmental leadership with the practice of
spirituality. Examines the diversity of religious responses to the global sustainability
crisis, and the potential of consciousness to
facilitate social transformation in light of
Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu spiritual
traditions. (4 units)
86. Spirituality and Engineering
Reflects on and compares the methods and
practice of the engineering sciences and theology, especially spirituality. Both affect the
way we live, both endeavor to transform the
world. (4 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES:
THEOLOGY, ETHICS, AND SPIRITUALITY (TESP)
103. Religious Disillusionment:
Augustine through Freud
Examines the complex phenomenon of religious disillusionment with particular focus
on the intellectual development of Augustine of Hippo. Will consider his serial disenchantment with various strategies for
securing answers to foundational questions
of his life. (5 units)
104. Race and Religion
in Asian America
What are the ethical demands of religious
pluralism in church and civil society? The
lived religions and ethnic diversity within
and among Asian Pacific American (APA)
communities provide unique opportunities
for us to explore: what happens at the intersections of race and religion; the challenges
of negotiating identities for self and community; and making commitments and
ethical choices accordingly. (5 units)
106. Christian Symbol and Ritual
Investigates the role of symbol and ritual in
human experience and then applies the insights from that study to an investigation of
Christian symbols and rituals. The class will
not only study rituals but also visit, participate and analyze rituals from various Christian traditions. (5 units)
109. Hispanic Spirituality:
Guadalupe
One of the most popular Marian devotions
for Hispanic people (of primarily Mexican
descent) is that of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Study of the history and tradition of
Guadalupe, exploring its religious and spiritual significance in both the past and the
present. (5 units)
111. Latin American
Liberation Theology
In many parts of the world, people are murdered for their faith. The facts of martyrdom
are important to document, to study, and
reflect upon in order to evaluate the intertwining of faith and political realities. Focuses on the significance of one martyr,
Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador,
whose life and death exemplify the consequence of socially conscious faith. (5 units)
115. Tradition and Interpretation
An examination of the status of a “Christian
tradition” in light of classical, modern and
post-modern theories of interpretation, and
in relation to the historical developments of
religious pluralism and social fragmentation.
Theorists studied include Aquinas, Newman, Heidegger, Gadamer, Tracy, and Derrida. (5 units)
117. God in Contemporary Thought
Explores the reality and meaning of God in
cultures that no longer accept God as given
and/or as a question for human existence.
An examination of four major theological
responses to the issue. (5 units)
118. Clare of Assisi and
Ignatius of Loyola
Explores with depth and clarity Clare of Assisi, patroness of Santa Clara University, and
Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.
Inquiring into medieval, modern, and contemporary world views, this course considers how their distinct legacies remain lights
for us. Facilitates students’ understanding of
their spirituality, vocation, and work in the
world. (5 units)
121. The Church and the Future
Examines several theories about what the
Roman Catholic Church might look like in
the future. The effects of globalization,
mandatory celibacy, and the unfulfilled
legacy of Vatican II. Given the faith-conviction that the Church will not fail, what
might it look like in 2040? (5 units)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
124. Theology of Marriage
An examination of human relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and marriage through the
social sciences, philosophy, and theology,
and exploration of human love in the unconditional commitment to spouse as the
expression of divine love. (5 units)
125. Belief and Unbelief
The question of religious belief has been a
vital part of the world’s cultures and civilizations. In the modern West, however, new
and dramatic forms pose the question.
Course studies why and how this is so
through reading a variety of proponents of
both believers and unbelievers, including
Nietzsche, Camus, Freud, and Teilhard de
Chardin. (5 units)
126. Spirituality and Aging
Theologians, philosophers, and developmental theorists ponder how to reach old
age with wisdom and grace; some see the
search for an answer as the most significant
task of our maturity. Course addresses this
question for those considering their own future or the aging of loved ones, as well as for
those working toward a career in gerontology, religion, or psychology. (5 units)
128. Catholic Theology and
Contemporary Culture
Attempts to chart the complex process by
which Catholicism both freed itself from its
traditional fear of modernity and articulated
a program for apostolic insertion into the
modern world. Special emphasis placed on
a comparative study of the ecclesiologies of
Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II. (5 units)
131. Feminist Theologies
Through the analysis of a selected sample of
feminist theological voices and themes, explores the phenomenon of feminist theologies in their emerging unity and diversity.
Focuses on themes of inclusion, exclusion
and representation, which have also been
major catalysts in the emergence of diverse
feminist theologies. (5 units)
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132. Telling Your Story:
Discerning Vocation
Provides students with an opportunity to
ask where, in the future, they may be called
to go in life by considering how, in the past,
they have been led to this moment. In an
attempt to discern significant patterns of
value, emphasis will be given to the range of
narrative strategies that individuals use to reflect back on the stories of their lives. In addition to reflecting on their own histories,
students will study both narrative forms
(e.g., novels, autobiography, films) as well as
more critical works (e.g., theological, philosophical) pertinent to the theme of discerning vocation. (5 units)
133. God: Mystery and Trinity
Explores classical and contemporary approaches and challenges to the existence and
experience of God. Focuses on the Christian
experience of God, and examines the Christian understanding of God as Trinity.
(5 units)
134. Popes, Peasants,
and Prophetesses
The “Middle Ages” comprises half of the
entire history of Christianity. This period of
a thousand years is, not surprisingly, hardly
a unity. Even during its greatest period, diversity abounded. This course can only
touch on the sometimes disconcerting varieties of experience that scholars sadly lump
into the “Middle Ages.” We will study not
only the theology, but also the church structures, and the popular beliefs of this most
misunderstood and underestimated period
of Christian history. (5 units)
136. Rhetorics of Solidarity
Starting with the Jesuit claim of education
for “solidarity for the real world,” students
explore the rhetorics of solidarity in different
intellectual and faith traditions and how
these rhetorics frame issues like poverty, intolerance, suffering, and globalization to inspire and justify action on behalf of others.
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Course requirements include field work
with local organizations whose missions include solidarity across religious, economic,
ethnic, or geographic differences. (5 units)
147. Religious Autobiography
Exploration of spirituality through selected
Christian autobiographies. (5 units)
137. Theology of Death
An examination of the experience of death
and the meaning of Christian hope in light
of the death and Resurrection of Jesus; the
meaning of the Christian symbols of judgment, heaven, hell, and the end of history.
(5 units)
150. St. John of the Cross:
An Inquiry into Prayer,
Contemplation, and
Union with God
Examines the writings, life, spirituality and
theology of St. John of the Cross, a 16thcentury Spanish mystic, and the implications of his writings for a theologically
informed spirituality. (5 units)
138. Contemporary Theology
of Paul Tillich
An examination of the philosophical and
theological thought of one of the great 20thcentury Protestant theologians, with special
emphasis on his theology of culture, and his
effort to reinterpret the Christian message
for contemporary people. (5 units)
151. Issues in Theology and Science
Explores how theology and science arrive at
views of the world and the basis of conversation between theology and science. Theoretical applications drawn by exploring
Galileo, Darwin, evolution, cosmological
theory, and ecological theology. (5 units)
139. Catholic Theology and
Human Sexuality
Explores theological understanding of marriage, celibacy, and homosexuality; history,
development, and critique of Catholic
Church teaching on human sexuality; sexuality, God and spirituality. Readings from
the Bible, classical theologians, Roman
Church documents, contemporary theologians, historians and theorists. (5 units)
152. Faith, Ethics, and
the Biodiversity Crisis
Critical investigation of the global collapse
of biological diversity. Religious implications of this environmental crisis, and a survey of the religio-ethical analysis and
response by major faith traditions in light of
the greening of religion. Examines the role
that ethics can play in articulating conservation initiatives. (5 units)
143. Theology and Ethics
of Thomas Aquinas
A study of the life, thought, and ethics of
Aquinas. Basic topics to be discussed
include: the existence of God, human nature and human participation in society.
(5 units)
153. Catholic Themes in Literature
Investigates a Catholic vision through novels and other literature either written by
Catholics or using Catholic themes. Extensive reading, writing of reflective essays, and
class discussion. (5 units)
144. Theology and the Law
A team-taught course meeting two evenings
a week (Monday and Wednesday) in which
two professors, one in law and one in theology, discuss a number of contemporary
legal/ethical issues from both perspectives.
(5 units)
154. Theology in the Daily News
An examination of religious and theological
dimensions of contemporary culture
through critical analysis of current events.
(5 units)
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155. Catholic Social Teaching
Explores the evolution of Christian social
thought as it has developed and expanded
throughout the Church’s history. Special
emphasis on the Church’s relationship to the
world since Vatican II. Critical analysis of
recent pastoral letters. (5 units)
157. Ethics in the Health Professions
Introduction to the major issues in biomedical ethics. Basic principles of biomedical
ethics, genetic interventions and reproductive technologies, euthanasia, professional
responsibilities, confidentiality, and public
policy issues regarding the system of delivery
of health care. (5 units)
159. Ethics of War and Peace
Examination of the history of moral deliberation about war and peace in Western religious traditions, as well as contemporary,
theological, and philosophical analyses of
the diverse moral principles that those traditions have generated. Studies the application
of theological and moral reasoning to contemporary wars. (5 units)
161. Environmental Ethics
Critical exploration of environmental ethics:
the theological and philosophical principles
underlying contemporary ecological attitudes; issues such as the rights of nonhuman
animals, mass extinction of species, corporate responsibility, human population control, and the moral dimensions of global
ecological dilemmas; development of an integrated theological understanding of
human life on earth. (5 units)
163. Christianity and Politics
An ethical investigation into the relationship
between Christianity and the political order
and into the contemporary experience of
this relationship, drawing on Scripture,
Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin.
A special focus on contemporary issues of
Christianity and political ethics. (5 units)
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167. Christian Ethics
and Global Human Rights
Examines challenges for Christian ethical
thought and practice posed by the new interactions of a globalized community. (5 units)
169. Jesuit Perspectives
Overview of the Jesuits, their origin and history, their view of education, their ethical
and spiritual world view. (5 units)
170. Homosexuality
and Catholic Theology
Examines Church teaching and contemporary discourse about homosexuality. Scripture, natural law, and recent teaching by the
Roman magisterium are analyzed. The
meaning of homosexuality, the emergence
of the gay liberation movement, and theological perspectives are considered. (5 units)
171. Mysticism in Action
What kind of action results from contemplation in mystical traditions, East and
West? Studies the links between contemplation and action in both Zen and Catholicism, focusing on the works of Buddhist
monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Catholic
monk Thomas Merton. Examines how and
why contemplation can be useful in making difficult ethical decisions, such as support for or opposition to war. (5 units)
173. Religion, Science,
and the Environment
Recognizing that religion and earth’s ecology are inextricably linked, course re-examines attitudes toward the natural world and
the relationship between scientific and religious perspectives on nature. Topics include
historical roots of the eco-crisis, cosmology,
and eco-theology. Arrupe Center community project may be included. (5 units)
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175. Women’s Theologies
from the Margins
Women of diverse cultural communities enrich theology by voicing their lived experience from global and local perspectives.
Course explores the theological works of
African, Asian-American, and U.S. Latina
women in their historical and cultural contexts. (5 units)
176. Finding Your Own Spirituality
A theological and personal exploration of
the desire for meaning in one’s life, looking
at “meaning,” through famous religious
quests: theological, mystical, and worldly.
Students examine what is real and ideal, and
the room left for God, no matter which tradition. (5 units)
181. Christian Sexual Ethics
Covers basic presuppositions for sexual ethics
in a Christian context. It will deal with the
specific topics of the morality of sexuality,
lust and cybersex, contraception, homosexuality, and nonmarital sex. (5 units)
182. Peacemaking: Theological
Models, Modern Examples
Investigates the theological issues surrounding understandings of peace and peacemaking. Looks at the causes and dynamics of
conflict and violence (interpersonal and
global); the theological bases of peacemaking; the causes and dynamics for the institution of peace (interpersonal to global);
nonviolence; conflict resolution; activism
and peace movements. (5 units)
183. Spiritual Exercises
and Christian Theologies
Pursues the questions: What are ‘spiritual
exercises,’ and what makes such exercises
Christian? Examines the Greek philosophical origins of spiritual exercises as well as
their appropriation in Christian theology.
(5 units)
184. Jesus Across Cultures
An exploration and study of selected significant and diverse interpretations of Jesus of
Nazareth, and of the historical and cultural
contexts that have shaped images and theologies of Jesus Christ (or Christologies).
Approaches include biblical, Asian, African,
Latin American, and feminist interpretations. The aim is critical exposure to the
cross-cultural diversity of understandings of
Jesus within Christianity itself. (5 units)
185. Rahner: Foundations
of Christian Faith
A careful and critical reading of Karl Rahner’s theology, with focus on his understandings of the human person, grace, and
Christ within the context of Catholic faith.
(5 units)
186. Christology and
Religious Pluralism
An examination of such major theologians
as Karl Rahner, Jacques Dupuis and Roger
Haight on the meaning of Jesus Christ in
relation to non-Christian religions. (5 units)
187. Christ and Catholic Theology
A study of contemporary Catholic Christology approached as Christology “from below.”
Initial consideration of some fundamental
theological concepts and then Jesus Christ as
a historical figure and object of faith. Course
pivots around Jesus’ proclamation of the
“Kingdom of God” and considers his history
through the resurrection. (5 units)
193. The Rise and Meaning
of Modern Atheism
An exploration of the religious and philosophical factors giving rise to modern atheism, and to the role and meaning of atheism
within religious discourses today. (5 units)
198. Practicum
(1–5 units)
199. Directed Readings and Research
For religious studies majors only. (1–5 units)
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7. South Asian Religious Traditions
Introduction to the major religious traditions of India and neighbors: Hinduism,
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Islam;
historical development of each faith, what
is distinctive in each tradition; and particular attention to the ways in which these traditions have influenced each other. (4 units)
9. Ways of Understanding Religions
Introduces the categories by which religion
is formally studied. Explores distinct perspectives or ways of thinking about religion
(e.g., psychological, phenomenological, anthropological, theological, and sociological);
also considers a variety of religious data (e.g.,
symbols, myths, rituals, theologies, and
modern communities). (4 units)
10. Asian Religious Traditions
Addressing Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Japanese Zen, focuses on four
different religious issues and how each Asian
tradition has defined the nature of the divine; human effort versus faith and devotion; social ethics versus inner mystical
experience; and the interplay of religion and
culture. (4 units)
18. Religion and Culture: Africa
Introduces the study of religion from the social perspective of how religion shapes
African cultures and is thoroughly shaped
by them in turn. Examines texts, history, ritual practices, and modern forms of engagement with the world. (4 units)
19. Egyptian Religious Traditions
An investigation of the ways in which
Egyptian culture has been shaped by the religious traditions of ancient pharaonic polytheism, Coptic Christianity, and Islam.
Attention to the influence of pharaonic religion on Coptic Christian and Egyptian
Muslim ritual practices, including how
these are reflected in the writings of contemporary Egyptian Muslim authors. (4 units)
23. Religion and Social Reconciliation
The aim of this course is to explore the role
of religion in social reconciliation. The
process of linking religious virtues to civic
virtues to reform social relationships calls us
to evaluate the impact of religious virtues in
public morality, and rebuilding fractured
social relationships. Topics to be explored
include: foundations of public values, Christian understanding of social reconciliation,
Christian pacifism and political realism, forgiveness, justice and politics, and models of
peace education. (4 units)
33. Maya Spirituality
Introduces the spirituality of the Maya, and
its roots in Mesoamerican culture. Course
focuses on the contemporary public reemergence of ancient practices, with attention to Maya participation in evangelical
religions, and enculturated Catholicism.
(4 units)
41. Women’s Spiritualities
Examines women’s spiritualities in diverse
religious, social, political, historical and contemporary contexts. Attention to women’s
interpretations of experiences of the sacred,
understandings of self-knowledge, spiritual
praxis, personal relations, and solidarity with
others. (4 units)
45. Muslims in America
An in-depth look at the Muslim community in the United States and exploration of
Islamic practices in America. Attention to
the contribution of Muslims locally in the
Bay Area. The course aims to provide students with a context for building greater understanding of American Muslim life,
beliefs, and practices. (4 units)
46. African Religions
Examination of African history and its
many cultures through the lens of key religious ideas, practices and cosmologies. The
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power of history, geography and political
domination over the shaping of religion is
matched by the power of religion as a
medium of cultural expressiveness and political resistance. (4 units)
49. Religion, Politics and Civil Society
What should be the relationship between
religion, politics and civil society? Some
people think that particular religious tradition should play no part; others believe that
it should. This course considers these arguments as well as exploring the interplay between religion, political behavior and civil
engagement, not only in the United States
but around the world. (4 units)
51. Religion in America
Traces the development, character, and impact of religion in America from the precolonial era to the present. Course readings
and discussions will center on the relationship between religion and the development
of American culture. Includes Native American traditions; slavery and religion; the rise
of revivalism; gender; religion and war; immigration; and modern pluralism, etc.
(4 units)
65. Early Christianity
A selective survey of the history of the Christian church from its beginnings through the
fifth century. Examines the origins of Christianity within Judaism and the Greco
Roman world, and studies how it moved
from a marginal apocalyptic sect in Judaism
to the exclusive religion of the Roman Empire. Also investigates some of the practical
outcomes of Christian belief in the way it
was lived. Also listed as CLAS 69. (4 units)
76. Representing the Holocaust
Interdisciplinary in design, the course explores how various forms of representation
(personal narratives, fiction, theology, ethics,
film, music, art, and liturgy) create different
meanings about the Holocaust. (4 units)
80. Protestant Christianity
Origins and development of Protestant
thought and Protestant ecclesiastical institutions. Special attention to U.S. Protestant
Christianity and its impact on U.S. political
and social life. (4 units)
81. Islam
Introduction to the Islamic tradition focusing on the dialectic between normative theology and popular devotion. Readings
include the Quran, Sufi literature, and devotional poetry. Discussion of Quranic concerns in the Sunni and Shia traditions,
ecstatic mysticism, Islamic law, and contemporary issues relating to the status of
women, Westernization, and modernity.
(4 units)
82. Shia Islam
Introduction both to Islam in general and
to the Shia tradition within Islam. History
and development of Shia doctrine, with particular attention to forms of Shia ritual in
India. No previous coursework in Islam required. (4 units)
85. Hinduism
Exploration of the historical development,
theologies, symbols, rituals, scriptures, social institutions, and 20th-century politics
of Hinduism, primarily in India. Main
focus on the interaction of religion and culture. (4 units)
86. Buddhism
Exploration of the whole Buddhist tradition, including Indian origins, Theravada
traditions of Southeast Asia, Mahayana traditions of Central and East Asia and Buddhism in the West. Emphasis on cultural
impact of religion, Buddhist philosophy
and practice, and modernizing tradition.
(4 units)
88. Chinese Religions
Focuses on the historical development of
Chinese religions—Confucianism, Daoism,
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Buddhism, and their philosophies, as well
as the interface between folk religion, society, and political institutions in traditional
and modern China. (4 units)
89. Japanese Religions
Focuses on the historical development, doctrines, institutions, aesthetics, and literature
of the religious traditions in Japan—Shinto,
Buddhism, folk, and new religions. Special
attention to Zen Buddhism and modern
Shinto. (4 units)
91. Native Spiritual Traditions
Introduction to Native American spiritual
traditions in the Americas. Examines myth,
the diversity of ceremonial practices, and the
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historical and political contexts in which native peoples have manifested and adapted
their religious ways, with an emphasis on
their recent reaffirmation of indigenous traditions. (4 units)
99. Sociology of Religion
Using early and American Christianity, examines how various social forces shape the
religious beliefs and practices of people of
faith. Draws on a number of sociological
perspectives, looking both at their historical
and philosophical underpinnings and at
what they can tell us about faith in the modern world. (4 units)
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104. Ways of Worship in Silicon
Valley: Looking Around
Uses the department’s ongoing Local Religion Project, which attempts to learn about
religion, community, and diversity in the
Bay Area. Guidelines for an individual research project will help provide experience
and evidence of theoretical issues and will
also aid the (multimedia) documentation of
this area’s vital religious landscape. (5 units)
monasticism to the use of Buddhist principles in modern psychotherapy. Starting with
an overview of the basic tenets and cosmology, we will then study the theory and practice of ethical conduct, meditation, and
ritual. Attention will be paid to how Buddhism has been shaped by the cultural milieus of East and Southeast Asia, and the
relationship between tradition and modern
practice. (5 units)
106. Zen in Theory and Practice
Explores the Chan/Zen traditions of East
Asian Buddhism from the historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Students
will explore the history and teachings of the
Zen traditions, and then will learn how to
undertake Zen meditative practice. The
focus will be on bringing the teachings and
tradition to life by experiencing them and
learning about the way that practice itself
drives changes in theory. (5 units)
110. Film and Religion
Explores film as a medium for religion
today. Examines theological, mythological,
and moral themes; changing portrayals of
religious leaders and groups; and the mutual influence of religious belief and filmmaking in the 20th century. (5 units)
108. Buddhist Spiritual
Practices Today
Drawing on sacred texts as well as modern
sources, this class will investigate a diverse
range of Buddhist practices, from Buddhist
111. Inventing Religion in America
Explores the spiritual creativity that stands at
the center of the American experience and
asks what characteristics facilitated such religious diversity. Looks at beliefs and practices, and also historical contexts. Includes
Mormons, Christian Science, Jehovah’s
Witnesses, the Nation of Islam, Scientology,
and Heaven’s Gate, etc. (5 units)
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115. Tibetan Buddhism:
A Cultural History
Provides an overview of Tibetan religious
history and the fundamental beliefs and
practices of Tibetan religious traditions. Focuses on devotional traditions centering
around saints, sophisticated systems of meditation and ritual, and the experience of
women in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Also
explores visual media such as iconography
and cinema. (5 units)
119. Media and Religion
Examination of the religious, theological
and ethical issues and perspectives raised by
various media: print, visual, audio, multimedia, and virtual. Special attention will be
given to the nature of their relationship and
the religious and spiritual issues currently
present in their interface. (5 units)
121. Representing Religion
in World Cinema
Examines films from various cultures and
the ways religion is portrayed, stereotyped
and represented in them. Investigates both
sacred texts and traditions of specific religions and the ways film enhances, provokes
or misrepresents various religious themes
and motifs. (5 units)
122. Religion and Psychology
Examines Carl Jung’s understanding of
Christianity through an analysis of his lifelong endeavor to reinterpret traditional faith
for modern people. Studies and critiques
Jung’s views on the Trinity, Mass, evil, the
feminine, and the after-life from current theological and feminist perspectives. Includes
Jung’s debate with Dominican theologian
Victor White and the role of the unconscious in religious experience. (5 units)
123. [email protected] Valley
Is something unique happening in Silicon
Valley’s religious landscape? This seminar addresses that question through different perspectives on the Valley’s culture, scholarly
approaches to the Buddhist, Catholic, and
Muslim experiences in America, and interactions with local congregations. (5 units)
130. East Asian Buddhism
Explores in depth the major traditions of
East Asian Buddhism. Following a brief survey of their teachings and history, focuses
on several traditions (Chan/Zen, Pure Land
Buddhism, and Soka Gakkai) that are represented in the Silicon Valley area, and examines in depth the practices advocated by
these traditions, as well as the social implications of these practices. (5 units)
131. Tantra in Theory and Practice
Examines the development and global
spread of tantric traditions. Beginning with
South Asia, explores the development of the
body-oriented tantric movement and its institutionalization in Hindu and Buddhist
religious contexts. Explores spread of tantra
throughout Asia and the West, and transformation of tantric traditions in Western
cultural contexts. (5 units)
136. Religion in Latin America
Develops intellectual tools to explore with
depth and clarity the recent religious pluralism in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Examines distinct historical legacies; sociocultural contexts; political and economic
processes; and the role that faith, belief, and
“conversion” play in people’s lives and cultures. (5 units)
140. Animals, Environment,
and World Religion
An investigation of the resources offered by
world religions for addressing current crises
related to the status of animals and the natural environment. Attention will be given
to traditional views of human-animal relations as reflected in various scriptures, as well
as the work of contemporary thinkers who
offer new perspectives on environmental
theology and issues such as animal suffering. (5 units)
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141. Religion and Ecology:
Contemporary Voices
An examination of religious attitudes toward nature in contemporary North America, and such emerging perspectives as deep
ecology, eco-feminism, earth-based religion,
spiritually grounded environmental activism, and contemporary cosmology. Considers how religious outlooks affect human
beings’ lived relationship with the greater
natural world. (5 units)
144. Gender, Body, and Christianity
Focuses on attitudes and perceptions about
the body and gender roles in the history of
Christian thought. Topics include ritual
nakedness in early Christianity; the appropriation of sexual stereotypes from GrecoRoman culture; sexual practice in Christian
communities; gender metaphors for the Divine; changing gender roles in Church and
Society. (5 units)
148. Religion and the Presidency
Explores the interaction of religion and presidential politics in the United States, from
the founding fathers through the current
presidential election, with an emphasis on
1960 to the present. (5 units)
154. Islamic Jesus
Investigation of various understandings of
Jesus in Islam, beginning with an introduction to Islamic theology and Qur’anic
Christology, emphasizing Muslim scriptural
understandings of Jesus as a prophet and
healer, followed by representations of Jesus
in Sufi mysticism, Medieval Islamic folklore,
and modern Arabic literature, with consideration of how Jesus can play a role in Muslim-Christian dialogue. (5 units)
156. Buddhism and Globalization
Critically examines the changes and transformations that Buddhist traditions are undergoing in the contemporary world. While
the topics and traditions covered will vary,
this course will employ social scientific
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methodologies to enrich our understanding
of Buddhist traditions and Buddhist groups
in North America. (5 units)
157. Religious Tradition and
Contemporary Moral Issues
Explores selected moral issues and analyzes
responses given to these issues by the selected religious traditions. Issues to be analyzed will include those pertaining to
human life (e.g., euthanasia, HIV/AIDS),
human sexuality (e.g., marriage) and global
issues (e.g., war, environmental degradation,
and poverty). The central approach will be
to compare and contrast Western responses
with responses from other cultural and religious systems in order to highlight points of
difference, points of similarity, and common
ground. (5 units)
160. U.S. Catholics
in American Culture
Examines Roman Catholicism in North
America from Colonial times to the present,
the mutual influence of Roman Catholicism
and American society on the formation of
various ecclesiologies, and ways of living in
tension between two allegiances and two lifeworlds: Catholic and American. (5 units)
164. Religion, Race, and
Ethnicity in America
Religion and race constitute two of the central threads of the American experience.
Course traces their complex relationship by
examining the interaction of religion with
race and ethnicity in a variety of social and
historical contexts. Particular attention paid
to the shifting meanings of racial and ethnic
categories, and how other categories of
analysis, especially class and gender, both illumine and complicate the relationship of
religion with race and ethnicity. (5 units)
168. Gender and Judaism
Explores ideas and images of Jewish “femininity,” “masculinity,” and “queerness” generated by Jewish and non-Jewish cultures
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throughout history to the present. Considers the political/economic, religious, and
other cultural dimensions of these images
and ideas. (5 units)
170. Religion, Gender
and Globalization
Using feminist ethics as a framework, this
course examines the ethical issues at the intersection of religion and globalization and
unpacks the implications of this intersection
for women. Focuses on the human rights of
women and examines ways in which globalization has affected, supported or undermined the human rights of women and the
role of religion in their lives. (5 units)
173. Modern Jews and Judaism:
Text and Film
Explores the ideas and experiences that have
shaped Jews and Judaism in the modern period through a variety of readings and films.
Topics include enlightenment and emancipation, Hasidism and secularism, Zionism
and socialism, immigration and assimilation, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust,
denominationalism, feminism, Jewish Renewal, and the future. (5 units)
176. Religion in the Making
of American Identities
Provides historical and in-depth coverage of
selected themes in the modern U.S. religious landscape, surveying themes and institutions in U.S. religion past and present,
tracing the development of U.S. religion
from the early 17th century to the postWorld War II era. (5 units)
184. Race and Religion
in the United States
Begins with an examination of the living situation of people of African descent in the
United States, as well as an analysis of their
social context—economic, educational, and
political aspects. Considerations are then
given to the effects the Christian message
has had in this situation. (5 units)
185. Gender in Asian Religions
The participation of women in religion
(Hinduism, Islam, and East Asia) as shaped
by notions of female purity and pollution.
The role of such beliefs within religious
communities. Marriage, sexual segregation,
menstruation, motherhood, monasticism,
and shamanism. (5 units)
188. Religion and Violence
Examines the historical and contemporary
relationships between religious ideologies
and personal and institutional practices of
coercion, force, and destruction. (5 units)
190. Islam: Reformation
and Modernity
Comparative study of contemporary Islam.
Beginning with the study of origins and
basic doctrines of Islam, course will study its
development to the modern world. Main
focus will be on Islam’s interaction with different cultures, emphasizing political implications of the rise of revivalism. (5 units)
198. Practicum
(1–5 units)
199. Directed Readings and Research
For religious studies majors only. (1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Professors: Marilyn Fernandez, Alma M. Garcia, Charles H. Powers
Associate Professor: Laura Nichols (Department Chair)
Assistant Professors: Laura Robinson, Anke Schulz
The Department of Sociology offers a degree leading to a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. A solid undergraduate foundation in sociology secures the analytical skills needed to
undertake professional degree programs in sociology, business, law, and social services or to
embark on a number of careers from management to research. A minor in sociology is available. Honors thesis options also are offered to qualified majors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of
Science degree, students majoring in sociology must complete the following departmental
requirements:
• SOCI 1
• ANTH 3
• SOCI 118, 119, 120
• SOC 121
• SOC 170
• Four other approved upper-division courses in sociology (two each from two of
four clusters: criminology/criminal justice; immigrant communities; inequalities;
organization/institutions
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in sociology:
• SOCI 1, 33, 117
• Three other approved upper-division sociology courses excluding 118, 119, 120,
and 121
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1. Principles of Sociology
Introduction to the field of sociology. Emphasis on the major sociological perspectives
and the basic elements of sociological analysis. Introductory exposure to research
methodology. (4 units)
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture over
a significant period of time. Courses emphasize either broad global interconnections or
the construction of Western culture in its
global context. Course one will cover disruption of global cultures in the context of economic history and course two will cover
emerging global culture in the age of the Internet. (4 units each quarter)
30. Self, Community, and Society
Exploration of a specific topic related to the
self, community, and society. Use of sociological theories, research, community-based
learning, and civic engagement activities to
help students analyze and explore the role
of the individual in influencing community
and society as well as how the individual is
shaped by these entities. (4 units)
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33. Social Problems in
the United States
Overview of contemporary social problems
in the United States from a sociological perspective, with a major emphasis on the ways
race, class, and gender shape the development of specific social problems and the
public policies offered to address them.
Topics may include the economy, poverty,
homelessness, and social inequality. (4 units)
49. Computers, the Internet,
and Society
Explores the ways that technological and social change interact and affect each other
through examination of the development
and ramifications of the personal computer
and the Internet. In particular, develops a
sociological analysis of cyberspace and virtual reality as new social spaces with emerging institutions, practices, and implications
for personal identity. (4 units)
65. Crime and Delinquency
Broad survey of major issues surrounding
the causes and nature of, and solutions to,
the problem of crime and delinquency in
the United States. (4 units)
91. Lower-Division Seminar
in Sociology
Seminar for freshmen and sophomores on
selected issues in sociology. By permission
of the instructor and sociology chair only.
(4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: THEORY, METHODS, AND CAPSTONES
117. Sociology’s Analytical
Frameworks and
Conceptual Approaches
Considers sociology as an integrated and coherent discipline by reviewing the development of different analytical frameworks
which, when considered together, convey
much of the conceptual power and rich history of the discipline. Required of all sociology minors. Does not fulfill the SOCI 119
requirement for the major. (5 units)
118. Qualitative Methods
Provides students with an understanding of
qualitative methods for social research by focusing on (1) classical and contemporary sociological works employing qualitative
methods; and (2) a selection of qualitative
methods and techniques in sociology. Students gain hands-on experience by producing a series of qualitative research projects.
Prerequisites: SOCI 119 and 120. (5 units)
119. Sociological Theory
Provides an overview of sociological theory
stressing the role of theory in the scientific
method. This course is required of all majors and will not fulfill the SOCI 117
requirement for the minor. Prerequisites
Concurrent enrollment in SOCI 120.
(5 units)
120. Quantitative Methods
and Applied Statistics
Application of quantitative research designs
and statistics to empirically examine sociologically relevant research questions, with attention to the scientific reasoning behind
quantitative methodology. Statistical analyses conducted using a statistical package
such as SPSS. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SOCI 119. (5 units)
121. Research Practicum
Collaborative research project conducted
under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: SOCI 118, 119, and 120. (5 units)
170. Applied Sociology
Demonstrates the application of sociological research and insights to the challenges of
modern business, human service, and public sector organizations. Practice components
bring students into contact with people who
are incorporating sociology to improve the
functioning of their organizations and to inform policy-making. (5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES:
CRIMINOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUSTER
158. Deviant Behavior
Examination of deviant behavior such as
crime, mental disorder, and alcoholism. Social factors in the etiology and control of deviant behavior. (5 units)
159. Sociology of Crime
An examination of the relationship between
crime and society with a focus on crimes
such as juvenile crime, crimes against
women and children, family violence, illegal
drug trafficking and use, white collar crime;
philosophies of punishment, prisons and
prison sub-cultures, the death penalty; theories of criminal behavior. (5 units)
160. Law in a Changing Society
Explores the law in relationship to the
changing character of contemporary society.
Legal issues raised by technological change
(e.g., intellectual property rights, privacy)
and general social change (e.g., shifting patterns of family, ethnicity, immigration) receive special attention. Focus on American
legal institutions, with attention to other
countries for comparative purposes and to
highlight legal trends resulting from globalization. (5 units)
161. Sociology of the
Criminal Justice System
An examination of the major issues and programs in the criminal justice system in the
United States. Focus on the socio-historical
context and functioning of adult and juvenile investigation, court system, corrections
system, and the restorative justice model;
impact of race and class in the functioning
of the justice system. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES CLUSTER
137. Social Change
Significant trends and issues in contemporary U.S. society and in the world. Utility
of sociological concepts, principles, and theories for understanding social change.
(5 units)
138. Demography: Population
and Resources
Global, regional, and national population
changes and the effects on people, groups,
societies, and their environment. Topics include the dynamics of population change
across different regions of the world (the de-
veloped versus the developing regions of
Asia, Africa, and Latin America), communities, and families. (5 units)
150. Ethnic Enterprises
Examination of economic, historical, cultural, and political factors related to the origins and development of ethnic enterprises
in the United States. (5 units)
180. Immigrant Communities
For juniors and seniors on selected issues in
the sociology of immigrant experience and
communities. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: INEQUALITIES CLUSTER
132. Social Stratification
Analysis of the principal lines of social cleavage within U.S. society. Emphasis on the
racial, sexual, ethnic, occupational, and class
divisions prevalent in the contemporary
world. (5 units)
134. Globalization and Inequality
Overview of globalization as a long-term
historical process. Focus on the impact in
the developing world, on people moving
from the developing to the developed
world, displacement of some and new
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opportunities for others during different periods of globalization; long-term implications of privilege and marginality that
globalization has produced. Examination of
case material based on Latin American,
African, and Asian historical experiences; exploration of theoretical models of high rates
of poverty in the developing world and
practical steps to reduce marginalization on
a global scale. (5 units)
135. Gender and Social Change
in Latin America
Examination of the relationship between
gender and the process of national and international factors related to social change
in Latin America. Emphasis on selected case
studies such as Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia,
and El Salvador. (5 units)
140. Urban Society and
Social Conflict
Critical inquiry into urban sociology and
theoretical and practical exposure to urban
issues. Explores unresolved paradox in how
we understand urban life; role of structural
and cultural conditions in creating or
adding to urban problems; issues such as
poverty, immigration, housing, and the political economy of urban America. (5 units)
153. Race, Class, and Gender
in the United States
Examination of the concepts of race, ethnicity, class, and gender to analyze social
identities, social relationships, and social institutions. Focus on the major issues and
research questions in the specialized sociological field of race, ethnicity, class, and gender research. (5 units)
165. Human Services
Introduction to the field of human services.
Topics include the connections between societal understanding of social problems,
programs, and policies; work and management issues in public and nonprofit human
service agencies; human services in a multicultural context; opportunities to learn
through community-based placements serving marginalized communities and from
human service professionals. (5 units)
175. Race and Inequality
Analysis of the socioeconomic and political
situation of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans in contemporary U.S. society.
Topics include race and class, occupational
and economic inequality, racial discrimination, the culture of poverty, cultural stereotyping, and resistance to change. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES:
ORGANIZATIONS/INSTITUTIONS CLUSTER
127. Group Dynamics
Explores the structure and social processes
that occur in small and large groups. Concepts such as power and prestige, leadership,
communication networks, collaboration
and conflict, game theory, and distributive
justice are examined. (5 units)
148. Stakeholder Diversity in
Contemporary American
Organizations
Offers a serious exploration of both the ethical and practical challenges posed by the
diversity of stakeholder interests in organizations. Critical reflection on the implications
of client-centered approaches to organizational activity for people working in organizations, and also for structure, culture,
communication, and process in those organizations. Requires a community-based learning placement working alongside and/or in
the service of persons who are marginalized
in the local community. (5 units)
149. Business, Technology, and Society
Examines the impact business and society
have had on the development of science/
technology and the transforming or potentially transforming effects of changing science/technology on business and society.
(5 units)
SOCIOLOGY
152. Women and Men in
the Workplace
Examination of the status and roles of men
and women in the labor force. How gender
differences are developed through socialization and some of the consequences of these
differences: tokenism, sexual harassment,
the “glass ceiling,” and the dual-career family. Includes strategies to address gender inequality in the workplace. (5 units)
157. Sociology of Family
Examines how family forms have changed
over time in the United States, including the
macro causes and consequences of different
family structures and role expectations. Patterns and dynamics of dating, family formation, child rearing, divorce, and extended
family support systems are also covered.
(5 units)
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163. Sociology of Work
and Occupation
Ideological and institutional characteristics
of modern industrial society and some of its
basic problems, such as alienation, affluence
and work motivation models, primary
group influences, and leadership behavior.
(5 units)
164. Collective Behavior
Analytical study of collective behavior principles: typology of crowds, mass behavior,
and the characteristics of publics. Introduction to social movements. (5 units)
172. Management of
Health Care Organizations
Explores the sociological and practical issues
of operations, financing, and management
in organizations providing services for people with health problems (organizations
such as nursing homes and hospitals) or
people with infirmities (organizations such
as senior care centers and assisted living facilities). (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: OUTWARD BOUND
125. Honors Thesis
Ordinarily requires an overall GPA of 3.3, a
GPA of 3.5 in the major, completion of
SOCI 121, and approval of a thesis proposal
defining a topic, outlining a theoretically
driven research design, and having a
timetable for conducting various stages of
the research. May be taken only with special
permission of the sociology chair. (5 units)
198. Internship
Opportunity for students to employ sociological insights in human service/community, government, or business organizations.
Students spend the majority of class time off
campus and then reflect on their experiences
through discussions in class and papers.
May be repeated once for credit, under certain circumstances and with the approval of
the sociology chair. Prerequisites: An overall
GPA of 2.7 or permission of the sociology chair
is necessary. Students must register with the internship coordinator the quarter before they
wish to register for the course. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Intensive reading in areas not emphasized
by the department. Independent research
on specific topics not fully covered in departmental courses. May be repeated once
for credit, under certain circumstances and
with the approval of the sociology chair.
Written departmental approval necessary in
the quarter prior to registration. (5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: OTHER
133. Politics and Society
in Developing Societies
Social and political change in the Third
World. Relationship between economic and
social development and the emergence of
democratic, authoritarian, or revolutionary
regimes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Emphasis on ways in which the international system influences development
through investigation of theories of interdependence, dependency, and neoimperialism. (5 units)
162. Political Sociology
Analysis of power relations in the United
States. Examination of different dimensions of power. Particular emphasis on the
development of social protest movements.
(5 units)
176. Elder Law
A survey of public policy issues particularly
affecting the elderly. Consideration of the
legal aspects of death and dying, involuntary commitment, guardianship and conservatorship, age discrimination, public
benefit programs, and nursing homes.
(5 units)
190. Advanced Seminars in Sociology
Seminars for juniors and seniors on selected
issues in sociology or current problems of
social relevance. (5 units)
191. Peer Educators
Peer educators in sociology work closely
with a faculty member to help students in a
course understand course material, think
more deeply about course material, benefit
from collaborative learning, feel less anxious
about testing situations and/or to help students enjoy learning. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. (5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Professor: Frederick P. Tollini, S.J.
Associate Professors: Aldo Billingslea, Jerald R. Enos, Barbara Fraser,
Barbara Murray (Department Chair), David J. Popalisky,
Michael Zampelli, S.J. (Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Professor)
Assistant Professor: Kimberly M. Hill
Senior Lecturers: Derek Duarte, Kristin Kusanovich, David Sword
Renewable Term Lecturer: Joanne Martin
The Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates creativity of the human spirit, offering a well-rounded education leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with
an emphasis in either theatre or dance. This study involves both academic disciplines and
creative processes. These include practice and analysis of skills required in the performing arts; critical evaluation of literature, history, and theory of drama and dance; collaboration in production and public presentation of performance. The department also offers
minors in theatre and dance as well as an interdisciplinary minor in musical theatre in cooperation with the Department of Music.
Theatre and dance are distinct but related areas of emphasis. While each has its own
set of requirements, students in either emphasis share common courses. Through lectures, studio courses, labs, and productions, students work closely with faculty and staff
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mentors. The theatre program offers coordinated courses in acting, design, technical
production, directing, dramatic literature, and theatre history. Students within the theatre emphasis will have a well-rounded foundation but may focus their study on any of
the above areas.
The dance program emphasizes modern dance and choreography, with additional
training in jazz and ballet. In these areas, students have many opportunities for performance and production; majors have the option of a senior recital, directing project, design
assignment, or a senior thesis. Majors must fulfill the University Core Curriculum and
College of Arts and Sciences requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree and the department requirements in their emphasis area, theatre or dance.
A degree in theatre arts provides preparation for many career options. Some students
continue on to graduate school, perfecting skills in acting, dance, design, directing, or historical studies. Graduates in theatre and dance have successfully pursued careers in professional theatre and dance companies, film, television, arts administration, and teaching.
In addition, many have applied their skills in careers outside of theatre—in medicine,
law, management, marketing, development, and religion.
A strong liberal arts education is inherent in the study of theatre and dance. Students
are encouraged to work with their advisors planning a program that includes courses
within their focus area and courses in other departments with related disciplines. Programs that partner well with theatre and dance include: English, music, communication,
studio art, psychology, political science, and marketing. Students may combine theatre
with various education waiver programs. Courses in theatre and dance can provide students of any major with experience in collaborative work, critical thinking, management,
and communication skills.
The theatre season usually includes at least four faculty-directed plays, three dance
concerts, and student-directed plays and recitals. Participation in departmental productions is open to all members of the University community: students, faculty, and staff.
Guest productions by professional dance and theatre companies occasionally form part
of the season, and guest artists periodically direct, design, choreograph, or perform in
shows with Santa Clara students.
The University also offers an interdisciplinary minor in musical theatre. Please see interdisciplinary minors for requirements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and College of Arts and Sciences
requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, students majoring in theatre arts must complete the following departmental requirements:
Emphasis in Theatre
• THTR 9, 20, 21, 30
• THTR 41, 42, 43
• Two courses from THTR 31, 32, 33
• DANC 46
• THTR 185
• One course from THTR 116, 117, 118
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• Five approved upper-division theatre electives; two of which must be in alternate
specializations: acting, design/technical, directing, history/literature, playwriting
• Four units of THTR 39/139
Emphasis in Dance
• THTR 9, 20, 30
• DANC 67
• DANC 40 or DANC 43
• DANC 46, 47, 48, 49
• One course from THTR 31, 32, 33
• DANC 143, 146, 147
• One course from DANC 140, 141, 142, 145, 148
• One course from DANC 162, 166, 189
• Three approved upper-division theatre and dance electives
• Four units of THTR 39/139
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINORS
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in theatre or dance:
Minor in Theatre
• THTR 10, THTR 8 or THTR 15 or THTR 20, THTR 30 or THTR 31
• One approved theatre and dance elective
• Four approved theatre and dance courses
• THTR 39/139
Minor in Dance
• THTR 10
• DANC 46, DANC 47, DANC 48, DANC 49
• Four units of ballet or jazz
• DANC 143, DANC 146, DANC 147
• One theatre and dance elective
• THTR 39/139
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: THEATRE
8. Acting for Nonmajors
Through standard theatre games, exercises,
monologues, and scenes, students will explore, via Stanislavski’s “method of physical
action,” basic principles of the acting craft.
(4 units)
9. Defining the Performing Artist
Being in tune as a performing artist means
being aware of the connection between
body, mind, and spirit. Topics include discussion of professional résumés, head shots,
auditions, and career choices. Also, the implications of being a performing artist, body
image and awareness, self-esteem, lifestyle/
health choices, nutrition and diet, and stress
management strategies. (2 units)
10. Introduction to Theatre Arts
Creating a show: basic performance and
production skills leading to theatrical presentation. (4 units)
11. and 12. Cultures and Ideas
I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture over
a significant period of time. Courses emphasize either broad global interconnections or
the construction of Western culture in its
global context. Courses may address the performing arts, music, theatre, dance, and design as reflections and constructions of
culture. Creativity and the use of space.
(4 units)
14. Chicano Theatre
Study of performance of the “acto,” Hispanic American Theatre’s basic form of theatrical expression. Offered in alternate years.
(4 units)
20. Acting I
Foundation of the acting curriculum; improvisation, theatre games, open scenes, and
monologues used to explore Stanislavski’s
“method of physical action.” Priority given
to theatre arts majors/minors. (4 units)
21. Voice I
Study of vocal production and technique for
the stage. Principles of the Alexander Technique and other sources are used to learn
vocal production and mechanics for building and maintaining the voice. Required for
majors in theatre and dance. Priority given to
theatre arts majors/minors. (4 units)
24. Acting II
Builds on the skills acquired in Acting I. Application of the concepts of “objective, actions, and qualities of action” to scripted
material. Rehearse and perform scenes from
plays by American playwrights bringing
foundation skills to physical life. Prerequisite: THTR 20. (4 units)
27. Children’s Theatre Production
The development and production of traditional and bilingual theatre for children.
Focus is on ethnic folk tales and social justice issues. Touring production. (2 quarters/2 units each quarter)
29. Rehearsal and Performance
Active participation in the preparation and
performance of departmental productions
as actors, assistants to the director, dancers,
and choreographers. Individual design/technical assignments. May be repeated for a
total of 8 units. Prerequisite: Approval of director of production. (2 units)
30. Introduction to Design
Explores the role of design as a part of the
production process. Includes a study of the
elements and principles of design as they
apply to scenic, lighting, and costume design. Also included: design development
and the role of each designer in the production. (4 units)
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31. Introduction to Production
Overview of the organization, concepts, terminology, and skills involved in technical
theatre. Hands-on work in the scene shop.
(4 units)
32. Costume Construction
Introduction to making costumes:
fabric/textile studies, sewing techniques,
dyeing and ornamentation, and costume
crafts. (4 units)
33. Stage Lighting
Principles and practice. Color, instrumentation, basic electricity, and electronics.
Elementary design theory and practice.
(4 units)
35. Technology and Theatre
An introduction to computer applications
as an aid to design, problem solving, and
management in theatre. (4 units)
36. Makeup for Stage
Basic principles of makeup for the stage.
Youth, old age, and special problems.
(2 units)
37. Graphics and Rendering
for Theatre Design
Introduction to graphic representation.
Drafting, mechanical perspective, freehand
drawing, isometrics, white model development, painter’s elevation, rendering, and
portfolio presentation. Offered in alternate
years. (4 units)
38. Scene Painting
Introduction into the styles, techniques, and
application of scenic art as it relates to the
theatre. This includes color theory, light and
shadow, and the interpreting of a painter’s
elevation and/or scenic research for the
stage. Projects include wood graining, stone,
marble, and foliage. Offered in alternate
years. (4 units)
39. Production Workshop
Training in development of technical skills
for stage production. Directed work in
scenery and costume construction, lighting,
sound, and stage management. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Not applicable
to paid work hours or to laboratory hours
connected with stagecraft courses. (2 units)
40. Costume Crafts and
Fashion Accessories
This class will cover more advanced sewing
and costume craft skills such as corset making, hat making, and jewelry making. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR
32 or by permission of instructors. (4 units)
41. Theatre History I
First in a three-course sequence exploring
the development of Western theatre as an
art form and a complex social institution.
Theatre History I begins in pre-history, considering various theories that try to account
for the origin of theatre, and continues with
a study of the texts and performance practices of ancient Greece, Republican and Imperial Rome, and Medieval Europe.
(4 units)
42. Theatre History II
Second in a three-course sequence exploring the development of Western theatre as
an art form and a complex social institution.
Theatre History II begins with the transition from pre-modern to modern theatrical
practice, and involves studying Western
texts and performance practices of the 16th,
17th and 18th centuries. (4 units)
43. Theatre History III
Third in a three-course sequence exploring
the development of Western theatre as an
art form and a complex social institution.
Theatre History III begins with Romantic
movement and involves studying Western
texts and performance practices of the 19th,
20th, and 21st centuries. (4 units)
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44. Modern American Theatre History:
Censorship, Arts Funding,
and Theatre Unions
Relationship between the theatre arts and
society. Through the study of significant
cultural history as well as theatre literature,
tackles important social justice issues involving censorship, arts funding, theatre
unions, and the shaping of American values. (4 units)
65. Multicultural Theatre
Addressing social, ethnic, and gender issues
from several groups outside the dominant
culture through diverse types of theatre, including, but not limited to, Asian American, Hispanic, African American, gay, and
lesbian theatre. (4 units)
66. People’s Theatre
Understanding and appreciation of a form
of theatre called People’s Theatre, a type of
theatre and a process of creating a play
based on interviewing marginalized people
to gain perspective on social justice issues
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that are of concern to them. Students will
have a hands-on experience of creating a
short people’s theatre piece and having it
performed as a reading in front of an audience. (4 units)
68. Special Topics:
Playwrights’ Workshop
Workshop focuses on the development of a
script or performance piece centered on a
particular chosen theme. May include research, interviews, improv, and script development. Offered in alternate years. (4 units)
80. Musical Theatre
Production Workshop
Gives students the opportunity to perform
in a musical theatre production workshop
that covers the study of songs and scenes
from a wide variety of musicals. The class
presents an original musical review at the
end of the quarter. Offered in alternate
years. Prerequisites for majors and minors:
THTR 20, THTR 21 or MUSC 34, DANC
40 or 46. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: THEATRE
110. Medieval Theatre
Course considers the range of theatrical activity in Western Europe during the Medieval period (c. 500-1500 CE). Considers
historical documents, play texts, and secondary sources in its aim to discover how
Medieval theatrical performances both revealed and constructed the culture of the
Middle Ages. (5 units)
113. Topics in Theatre and Drama
After 1700
Course topics include: Neo-Classic Drama
and 19th-Century American Theatre. Also
listed as ENGL 112. (5 units)
116. Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Also listed as ENGL 116. For course description see ENGL 116. (5 units)
111. English Drama I
Also listed as ENGL 113. For course description see ENGL 113. (5 units)
117. Shakespeare’s Comedies
Also listed as ENGL 117. For course description see ENGL 117. (5 units)
112. Topics in Theatre and Drama
Prior to 1700
Course topics include: Medieval Drama,
Commedia Dell’Arte, Elizabethan and
Restoration Drama, Classic Drama East
and West. Also listed as ENGL 112. (5 units)
118. Shakespeare Studies
Also listed as ENGL 118. For course description see ENGL 118. (5 units)
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120. Acting Styles I: Shakespeare
Techniques for performing the works of
William Shakespeare and other Elizabethan
playwrights. Learn scansion and perform
sonnets, monologues, and scenes from
plays. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 24. (5 units)
122. Acting Styles II:
Acting for the Camera
Specific techniques of acting in commercials, television, industrials, and film.
Perform scenes in front of the camera to
achieve understanding of the differences
and similarities of acting in this media and
theatre. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 24. (5 units)
123. Acting Styles III:
Musical Theatre
Study of the techniques of acting in this special genre including phrasing, interpretation
of lyrics, and auditioning. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: THTR 20, THTR
21 or MUSC 34, or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
124. Acting Styles IV:
Advanced Acting for the Camera
Advanced study of acting for the camera
with special attention to Modern American
plays. For part of the class students will work
in the television studio directed by communication majors utilizing a three-camera
shoot. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 122 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
125. Special Topics
A scene study course that may include specific playwrights or styles—Chekhov, Ibsen,
Greek, Absurdist, Brecht, Meisner, or other
styles depending on departmental needs or
instructor expertise. Prerequisite: THTR 24
or permission of instructor. (5 units)
127. Children’s Theatre Production
For course description see THTR 27.
(2 units)
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129. Rehearsal and Performance
For course description see THTR 29.
(2 units)
large scale projects. Projects include architectural reliefs, fabric/drapery, and ornamentation. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
130. Technical Design
The design process: adapting scenic elevations to building scenery. Transformation of
scene designs to carpenter drawings; standard building methods, stage machinery solutions, and budget-regulated design
options. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
137. Pattern Drafting and Draping
Drafting and draping techniques for a basic
bodice, skirt, sleeve, and collars, and techniques for developing variations. Emphasis
on drafting period garments. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 32 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
131. Sound Design
Principles of sound in theatre production.
Emphasis on practical applications and
equipment use; digital and automation
sound theories. Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: THTR 30 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
138. Production Management
Designed to acquaint students with the
complexities of managing productions from
the audition process to final performance.
Directing, lighting, scenic production,
sound, cueing, budgets, and personnel
management are aspects that will be
touched upon in class. Offered in alternate
years. (5 units)
132. Lighting Design
Application of lighting skills to production
design. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 33 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
133. Scene Design
Application of graphic skills to scenic design. Styles, scene painting technique, set
décor. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 30 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
134. Costume Design
Principles of costume design for the stage.
Application of design elements to convey
character and production concepts. Period
research, style, and rendering techniques.
Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite:
THTR 30 or permission of instructor.
(5 units)
136. Advanced Scene Painting
A study into the historical styles of Trompe
L’Oeil and Grisaille and their application to
scenic art for the theatre. This will include
the scaling and transferring of images for
139. Production Workshop
For course description see THTR 39.
(2 units)
151. Fashion, Politics, and
Issues of Gender
Historical exploration of fashion not merely
as a matter of personal taste, but as a sight
for examining the interconnections among
power, politics, gender, and ethnicity. The
course will consider the role of fashion in
constructing gender and ethnic identities,
social and political structures, and fomenting revolution. (5 units)
160. Literature and Performance
Adapting literature (poems, novels, short
stories, diaries, etc.) for the stage, and writing complete scripts for performance and
production. Theories of both narrative and
dramatic structures. Also listed as ENGL
194. (5 units)
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161. American Theatre from
the Black Perspective
An exploration of the contributions Black
artists have made to enrich the American
theatre as playwrights, actors, designers, and
directors. Offered in alternate years. Also
listed as ENGL 192. (5 units)
164. Women in Theatre
Seminar designed to reflect on the various
roles women have played in the modern
American theatre. Offered in alternate years.
(5 units)
165. History of American
Musical Theatre
A cultural look at musical theatre as an
American art form, which has its roots in
vaudeville, burlesque, and minstrel shows.
Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
167. Gender and Performance
Exploration of issues of gender and sexuality as they are performed in theatre, music,
dance, and contemporary performance art.
Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
168. Special Topics:
Playwrights’ Workshop
Workshop focuses on the development of a
script or performance piece centered on a
particular chosen theme. May include research, interviews, improv, and script development. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
170. Playwriting
Critical analysis of dramatic structure for the
playwright. Scenarios, character studies,
writing of original plays. Also listed as ENGL
193W. (5 units)
171. Advanced Playwriting
Continuation of THTR 170. Also listed as
ENGL 193. (5 units)
173. Screenwriting
Also listed as ENGL 173. For course description see ENGL 173. (5 units)
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180. Musical Theatre
Production Workshop
Gives students the opportunity to perform
in a musical theatre production workshop
that covers the study of songs and scenes
from a wide variety of musicals. The class
will have a musical review at the end of the
quarter. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites for majors and minors: THTR 20,
THTR 21 or MUSC 34, DANC 40 or 46.
(5 units)
181. Classical Tragedy
Also listed as CLAS 181 and ENGL 110. For
course description see CLAS 181. (5 units)
to the stage.” Students will first engage with
a series of generative and analytic dramaturgical exercises. Then, working with student
actors and directors in a collaborative rehearsal period, students will interact with
their play in motion, gaining information
of further entry into the work. The class culminates in a festival of staged readings. Prerequisites: THTR 170 and permission of
instructor. (5 units)
191. Peer Educator in Theatre
Students will assist instructors in theatre
classes. Prerequisite: Mandatory training
workshop. (1-2 units)
185. Dramaturgy
Play analysis in the context of theatrical genres and historic period cultures. Also listed as
ENGL 195. (5 units)
194. Senior Creative Project
Capstone project showcasing playwriting or
performance art skills. Prerequisites: Permission and approval of the head of the directing/
playwriting program. Must have completed
technical requirement and have stagemanaged a student or main stage production.
(5 units)
186. Stage Directing
Basic course in the problems, techniques,
and theory of directing plays for the live theatre. Prerequisites: THTR 20 and THTR
185. (5 units)
195. Senior Project: Design/Technical
Students serve as designers for sets, costumes,
lights, or sound, or as technical directors for
a departmental production. Prerequisite: Approval of design faculty. (5 units)
187. Seminar in Theatre and
Dance Before 1700
Topics may include: Medieval Religious
Drama and Performance, Shakespeare Seminar, and Antitheatricalism. Can be repeated
for credit as topic varies. (5 units)
196. Senior Project: Directing
Project in directing. A short play, fully
staged. Prerequisites: THTR 20, 30, 41, 42,
43, 185, 186. Successful completion of stage
crew assignments that include: run crew for
two departmental productions, and stage
manager for a one-act play or departmental
play. Permission of the head of the directing
program. (5 units)
182. Classical Comedy
Also listed as CLAS 182 and ENGL 111. For
course description see CLAS 182. (5 units)
189. Seminar in Theatre and
Dance After 1700
Topics may include: The Musical Theatre
of Stephen Sondheim, Asian Drama, and
the works of August Wilson. Can be repeated for credit as topic varies. (5 units)
190. New Playwrights’ Festival
In this workshop course we will engage with
the process of moving a play from “the page
197. Senior Thesis
A senior thesis in history/literature/dramaturgy. The thesis would be written for the
advisor in consultation with other committee members. Upon completion of the thesis, an oral defense will take place before a
selected committee. Prerequisite: Faculty
approval. (5 units)
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198. Practicum
Reserved for projects with recognized institutions outside the University. Prerequisite:
Written proposal must be approved by instructor and department chair one week prior to
registration. (1–5 units)
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199. Independent Study/Directed
Reading/Directed Research
Two areas of directed study: creative projects in directing, choreography, technical
production, design, playwriting, administration, or directed reading and/or research.
Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by the instructor and department chair
one week prior to registration. (2–5 units)
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4. The Physics of Dance
Explores the connection between the art of
dance and the science of motion with both
lecture/discussion sessions and movement
laboratories. Topics to include: mass, force,
equilibrium, acceleration, energy, momentum, torque, rotation, and angular momentum. Movement laboratory will combine
personal experience of movement with scientific measurements and analysis, in other
words: “dance it” — “measure it.” This is a
lab science course, not a dance technique
course. Also listed as PHYS 4. (4 units)
41. Jazz Dance II
Continuation of jazz fundamentals introduced in DANC 40 with emphasis on
learning and retaining longer combinations.
(2 units)
29. Rehearsal and Performance
Active participation in the preparation and
performance of departmental productions
as actors, assistants to the director, dancers,
and choreographers. Individual design/technical assignments. May be repeated for a
total of 8 units. Prerequisite: Approval of director of production. (2 units)
43. Ballet I
Introductory course in ballet with no previous experience necessary. Develops individual strength, flexibility, and coordination
through classical ballet technique. Includes
barre and floor combinations. (2 units)
38. Movement for Athletes
Focuses on flexibility, agility, body awareness, and strength building. Class exercises
will draw from Pilate’s core strengthening
mat work, introductory ballet barre, and
center work to enhance balance and coordination. (2 units)
40. Jazz Dance I
Introductory course in jazz dance with no
previous training required. Introduces body
isolation, rhythmic awareness, movement
coordination, and jazz styles through performance of dance combinations. (2 units)
42. Jazz Dance III
Continued study of jazz dance at an intermediate level with emphasis on technique,
flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone,
and retaining long combinations in a variety
of jazz styles. Students choreograph final
projects. (4 units)
44. Ballet II
Continuation of ballet fundamentals introduced in DANC 43 with emphasis on discipline, coordination, and developing
practical performing skills in classical ballet
technique. Includes barre and floor combinations. (2 units)
45. Ballet III
Continued study of ballet at intermediate
level, encouraging technical and performing proficiency. Focus on correct alignment
and developing artistic expression. Includes
barre exercises and intermediate-level floor
combinations. (4 units)
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46. Modern Dance I
Introductory course in modern dance with
no previous training required. Introduces
the expressive potential of dance through
modern dance technique. Emphasis on flexibility, strength, and alignment practiced
through standing and floor exercises. Movement improvisation explores qualities of
motion. (2 units)
47. Modern Dance II
Continuation of modern dance fundamentals introduced in DANC 46 with emphasis on technique, flexibility, coordination,
and creativity. (2 units)
48. Modern Dance III
Continued study of modern dance at an intermediate level. Emphasis on release techniques, rhythmic precision, and spatial
principles through extended combinations
and movement improvisation. (4 units)
49. Dance Composition
Traditional approaches to compositional
problems of form and design, time and
rhythm, energy flow and force in dance as
an art form. (4 units)
50. Tap I
Introductory course in tap dance with no
previous training required. Develops better
coordination, rhythm, and timing.
Strengthens the feet and legs. Basic tap terminology and steps. (2 units)
51. Tap II
Continuation of tap fundamentals introduced in DANC 50. A series of regulated
and controlled rhythmical movements of
the body, accompanied by music, which develops a sense of rhythm and coordination.
Learn tap steps and apply them to the art of
performance. (2 units)
52. Afro-Haitian Dance
Introductory course in Afro-Haitian dance
with no previous training required. Basic
technique class that introduces the subtleties
of the dance, proper body placement, and the
rhythmic structure between the dance and
the music. Offered in alternate years. (2 units)
54. Mexican Folklorico Dance
Introductory course in Mexican folklorico
dance with no previous training required.
Course introduces steps and moves from
various regional forms of dance from Mexico including Azteca, Quebradita, Danzon,
and Salsa Mexican style; plus a very structured form of exercise for footwork called
“tecnica” drills to enable the dancer to pick
up more intricate and challenging material.
Offered in alternate years. (2 units)
55. Musical Theatre Dance Styles
Exploration of musical theatre dance styles.
Based on jazz technique, it will consist of
warm-ups, basic dance steps, and combinations from musical theatre. Offered in alternate years. (4 units)
56. Pilates Private Instruction
Pilates is the latest technology for conditioning the human body. Pilates is excellent for
building a deep internal strength and an integrated, aligned body for anyone with an
active lifestyle, as well as for injury prevention and recovery. One-on-one Pilates instruction using the Reformer. Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor. (1 unit)
57. Children’s Dance Production
The development and production of creative dances designed for children K-12
(lower or higher grades in alternate years).
Focus on improvisation and sharing the art
of dance through interactive performance.
Touring production. (2 units)
58. Pilates Mat Class
Pilates mat classes, based on the pioneering
work of Joseph Pilates, are designed to condition the body. Mat classes focus on alignment and breathing. Strengthens the core
of the body while freeing-up the joints to
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aid in flexibility, improving posture, and all
around quality of life. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (2 units)
out for certification in mat training. Prerequisite: Pilates Mat Class or permission of instructor. (4 units)
59. Teaching the Performing Arts
Immersion course in artistic process, practices, principles, pedagogies, and public policy. Covers fundamentals of teaching dance,
theatre, music, and art to children in public
and private settings with a focus on marginalized communities, and is important preparation for any student considering teaching
at any point in his/her career. (4 units)
64. Pilates Mat: Instructor Training II
Continuation of Pilates Mat: Instructor
Training I. Coupled with this course, the
student will then be prepared to test out for
certification in mat training. Prerequisite:
Pilates Mat Class or permission of instructor.
(2 units)
60. Kinesiology
Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of
human motion. Develops a thorough
knowledge of human anatomy, specifically
the skeletal and muscular systems, and explores the effects of gravity on the moving
body. Class work will involve both text and
laboratory based learning. (4 units)
61. Charisma
Charisma is a student directed, faculty mentored exploration of spirituality, as revealed
through the performing arts. Students begin
this process in retreat, dedicating time
throughout fall quarter for reflection, discovery, and outreach. Charisma culminates
in early winter quarter performances
through the building of an intimate arts
community experience. Prerequisite: Auditions are held the preceding spring quarter.
(2 units)
62. African American Dance History
Exploration of African American dance’s
contribution to U.S. culture from slavery
through the present. How minstrel stereotypes, jazz dance sources, black concert
dance and hip-hop reflect racial and social
realties in America. (4 units)
63. Pilates Mat: Instructor Training I
Teacher training course to develop teachers
in the Pilates method of mat exercises. Coupled with Pilates Mat: Instructor Training
II, the student will then be prepared to test
65. Intermediate/Advanced
Modern Dance and Video
Includes extensive integration of video technologies and dance. The mixed-level technique class focuses on alignment, flexibility,
strength, complex rhythms, and music interpretation with some improvisation and
composition opportunities. Work with digital cameras, learn the basics of lighting,
shooting techniques, storyboarding, projections, streaming video to the Web, and how
to best document dance on video.
(2–4 units)
66. Women in Dance History
Introduction to significant European and
American women dance artists from the
1830s to the present with a focus on their
achievements as dancers, choreographers,
critics, and scholars within their social context. Views dance through feminist theoretical perspectives to address issues of power,
agency, and personal expression in ballet,
modern, jazz, and ethnic dance forms.
(4 units)
67. Dance History
Survey of Western concert dance that explores the Italian and French origins of ballet through the 20th century emergence of
modern and jazz dance, and culminates
with the new directions of postmodern
dance late in that century. Investigates the
key contributing artists, significant developments, and overall growth of dance as a
performing art integrated into the changing society to which it belongs. (4 units)
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68. Cultures on the Move:
Theatre and Dance as
Dialogue of Transition
Explores the historical circumstances of migration to the United States by populations
and cultures from West Africa and China as
well as the Cherokee nation within the
United States. Focuses on how performance
traditions, especially dance, functioned to
process the inevitable conflicts, struggles,
and ultimate transformations into blended
cultures. Considers the legacy and current
vitality of these cultural migrations in the
present. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: DANCE
129. Rehearsal and Performance
For course description, see DANC 29.
(2 units)
138. Movement for Athletes
Focuses on flexibility, agility, body awareness, and strength building. Class exercises
will draw from Pilates core strengthening
mat work, introductory ballet barre, and
center work to enhance balance and coordination. (2 units)
140. Advanced Ballet I
Advanced level study of classical ballet with
focus on American and European styles. Includes ballet barre exercises, center adagio,
and allegro combinations at intermediate/
advanced level. (5 units)
141. Advanced Ballet II
Continuation of DANC 140. (5 units)
142. Advanced Jazz Dance I
Builds from an assumed intermediate level
of jazz dance technique. Emphasis on personal style and performance techniques in
advanced jazz dance combinations. (5 units)
143. Choreography
Emphasis on the creative process, dynamics, phrasing, and thematic development
through choreographing and performing an
original group dance. Exploration of aesthetic and stylistic approaches to choreography. Prerequisite: DANC 49 or equivalent.
(5 units)
145. Advanced Jazz Dance II
Continuation of DANC 142. Emphasis on
learning longer warm-ups, combinations,
and adagio work. Opportunity to create
your own choreography, and learn technique of teaching fellow students. (5 units)
146. Advanced Modern Dance I
Intermediate/advanced level study of modern dance technique. Emphasis on release
principles, breath control, phrasing, clarity
of line, and movement qualities. Improvisation and extended combinations develop
performance commitment. (5 units)
147. Advanced Modern Dance II
Continuation of DANC 146. Emphasis,
through improvisation and combinations,
on the temporal component of dance:
rhythm, tempo, time signatures, and
polyrhythms. (5 units)
148. Advanced Modern Dance III
Continuation of DANC 146 and DANC
147. Focus on modern dance styles: lyrical,
classical, eclectic, and pedestrian. Emphasis
on developing a clear, personal performance
style and movement analysis skills. (5 units)
149. Dance Outreach
A performance of original creative student
work both on and off campus as a representative of the department. Certain outreach
venues will be coordinated with the Arrupe
Center. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(2–5 units)
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155. Musical Theatre Dance Styles
Exploration of musical theatre dance styles.
Based on jazz technique, it will consist of
warm-ups, basic dance steps, and combinations from musical theatre. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)
156. Pilates Private Instruction
Pilates is the latest technology for conditioning the human body. Pilates is excellent for
building a deep internal strength and an integrated, aligned body for anyone with an
active lifestyle, as well as for injury prevention and recovery. One-on-one Pilates instruction using the Reformer. Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor. (1 unit)
157. Children’s Dance Production
The development and production of creative dances designed for children K-12
(lower or higher grades in alternate years).
Focus on improvisation and sharing the art
of dance through interactive performance.
Touring production. (2 units)
158. Pilates Mat Class
Pilates mat classes, based on the pioneering
work of Joseph Pilates, are designed to condition the body. Mat classes focus on alignment and breathing. Strengthens the core
of the body while freeing-up the joints to
aid in flexibility, improving posture, and all
around quality of life. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (2 units)
159. Teaching the Performing Arts
Immersion course in artistic process, practices, principles, pedagogies, and public policy. Covers fundamentals of teaching dance,
theatre, music, and art to children in public
and private settings with a focus on marginalized communities, and is important
preparation for any student considering
teaching at any point in his/her career.
(5 units)
161. Charisma
Charisma is a student directed, faculty mentored exploration of spirituality, as revealed
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through the performing arts. Students begin
this process in retreat, dedicating time
throughout fall quarter for reflection, discovery, and outreach. Charisma culminates
in early winter quarter performances
through the building of an intimate arts
community experience. Prerequisite: Auditions are held the preceding spring quarter.
(2 units)
162. African American Dance History
Exploration of African American dance’s
contribution to U.S. culture from slavery
through the present. How minstrel stereotypes, jazz dance sources, black concert
dance, and hip-hop reflect racial and social
realities in America. (5 units)
165. Intermediate/Advanced
Modern Dance and Video
Includes extensive integration of video
technologies and dance. The mixed-level
technique class focuses on alignment, flexibility, strength, complex rhythms, and
music interpretation with some improvisation and composition opportunities. Work
with digital cameras, learn the basics of
lighting, shooting techniques, storyboarding, projections, streaming video to the
Web, and how to best document dance on
video. (2–5 units)
166. Women in Dance History
Introduction to significant European and
American women dance artists from the
1830s to the present with a focus on their
achievements as dancers, choreographers,
critics, and scholars within their social context. Views dance through feminist theoretical perspectives to address issues of power,
agency, and personal expression in ballet,
modern, jazz, and ethnic dance forms.
(5 units)
189. Social Justice and the Arts
Explores the dynamics of theatre and dance
in the context of social justice in local, national, and international settings. The course
will host visiting guest artists, create network-
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ing opportunities within the nonprofit sector, and will have an active on-campus presence. Outreach venues will be coordinated
with the Arrupe Center. This is a research
and discovery opportunity. (5 units)
191. Peer Educator in Dance
Students will assist instructors in dance
classes. Prerequisite: Mandatory training
workshop. (1–2 units)
193. Senior Project: Dance
A recital for theatre majors, with dance emphasis, showcasing their performance abilities. Prerequisite: Approval of dance faculty.
(5 units)
198. Dance Practicum
Reserved for projects/internships with
recognized institutions outside of the
University. Prerequisite: Written proposal
must be approved by the instructor and the department chair one week prior to registration.
(1–5 units)
199. Independent Study
Various areas of directed study: creative projects in directing, choreography, technical
production, design, playwriting, administration, teaching assistants, focused participation in special project, or directed reading
and/or research. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by the instructor and
department chair one week prior to registration. (2–5 units)
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES PROGRAM
Associate Professors: Laura Ellingson, Eileen Elrod, Linda Garber (Program Director)
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program brings together scholars and scholarship
on women and gender, areas that have come to occupy an increasingly important place
in a number of disciplines in the last quarter century. Areas of inquiry include the participation of women in social and cultural production; the construction of gender and its
role as a constitutive element of social, political, economic, and legal structures; feminist
theory, and the development of ideas about femininities, masculinities, and sexualities.
Gender is examined as it intersects with class, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, age, and nationality. The program organizes several public events throughout the year focused on
gender issues, including lectures, symposia, films, and informal gatherings. Many of these
programs are produced in collaboration with other academic departments, student
groups, and the University’s centers of distinction.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program provides an integrated, interdisciplinary
approach to understanding the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape the
experiences of women and men in society. The curriculum offers a solid foundation in
women’s and gender studies, facilitating graduate study and careers involving gender justice concerns and preparing students for leadership roles in diverse workplaces and communities. Women’s and Gender Studies offers a minor and a companion major; a student
must declare a primary major in another discipline (e.g., history, biology, or English) and
a second companion major in women’s and gender studies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and primary major requirements,
students with a companion major in women’s and gender studies must complete the following requirements:
• WGST 101 or ENGL 125 (advised in the junior year)
• COMM 111G (advised in the junior year)
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• WGST 190 (senior year)
• WGST 197 (senior year)
• One course from each of the following breadth areas:
Race/Ethnicity in the U.S.: ENGL 69, ENGL 158G, ETHN 141, ETHN 154,
ETHN 156, SOCI 153
Transnational/Global: ANTH 88, ECON 135, ENGL 153, FREN 113, HIST
143, HIST 150, POLI 127 (women and law topic only), SOCI 135, WGST 11,12
Sexuality: BIOL 28, CLAS 141, ENGL 67, ENGL 122 (with sexuality topic
only), ENGL 153, ENGL 156, HIST 133, HIST 177, PHIL 131D, THTR 167
Religious Studies: RSOC 41, RSOC 168, RSOC 170, SCTR 26, SCTR 165R,
TESP 79, TESP 131, TESP 139R, TESP 175
Elective: ANTH 90, ANTH 157, ARTH 188, CLAS 185, CLAS 186, CLAS
187, COMM 101A, COMM 108A, DANC 66, DANC 166, ENGL 68,
ENGL 125, ENGL 132G, ENGL 135G, ENGL 152, ENGL 168, HIST 84,
HIST 113, HIST 119, HIST 136, HIST 181, HIST 182, FREN 174, FREN
182, FREN 183, FREN 184, GERM 183, ITAL 182, PHIL 4A, PHIL 115,
POLI 154, SOCI 152, SOCI 157, THTR 151, THTR 167, WGST 50, WGST
76, WGST 198, WGST 199
• Three courses in an emphasis area using one of three options: student’s primary
major, thematic emphasis (e.g., ethnic studies, sexuality studies, performance/
visual culture studies), or a traditional discipline outside student’s primary major
• At least eight of the 12 courses must be upper division
• Courses taken to satisfy the University Core Curriculum or primary major
requirements may also count toward the major
• Attend two events per year sponsored or co-sponsored by the Women’s and
Gender Studies Program and prepare a one- to two-page reflective analysis of
each event due in the program office within a week of the event
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in women’s and gender
studies:
• WGST 101 or ENGL 125 (advised in the junior year)
• WGST 190 (senior year)
• One course from at least three breadth areas plus any two additional courses
(approved for the WGST major)
• At least four of the seven courses must be upper-division courses
• Courses taken to satisfy the University Core Curriculum or primary major
requirements may also count toward the minor
• Attend two events per year sponsored or co-sponsored by the Women’s and
Gender Studies Program and prepare a one- to two-page reflective analysis of
each event, due in the program office within a week of the event
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES:
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES (WGST)
WGST 11A./12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. Courses may include
civilization and the city; explorations, migrations, and nations; empires and rights;
slavery and unfreedom; and other topics.
Considers how women’s lives from diverse
global regions are shaped by the political,
economic, and social structures that surround them; areas of inquiry include perspectives on representation, globalization,
and displacement, citizenship and rights,
bodies and sexuality, and environmental justice. The second quarter of this two-course
sequence includes an experiential learning
component. (4 units each quarter)
WGST 50. Introduction to Women’s
and Gender Studies
Examines gender in the lives of women and
men, using an interdisciplinary approach to
analyze the effects of societal institutions
and processes. Particular attention is paid to
the development and dynamics of gender
inequality; intersections of gender, race,
class, and sexuality; and the social construction of gender. (4 units)
WGST 76. Violence Against Women
Interdisciplinary study of U.S.-based
women in the context of the institutionalization of violence and its impact across civic
life. Areas of violence research such as campus, domestic, sexual assault, harassment,
and stalking will be addressed in the context
of the intersections of race, class, gender, and
sexuality. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
WGST 101. Feminist Theory
Examines historical and contemporary feminist theories with the goal of understanding the multiplicity of feminist frameworks
for thinking about sex, gender, and oppression. (5 units)
WGST 190. Senior Seminar
Seminar focused on critical questions within
the interdisciplinary field of women’s and
gender studies. Course will consider connections between the field and feminist politics/activism in the larger community.
Restricted to seniors with a major or minor in
women’s and gender studies. (5 units)
WGST 197. Capstone Project
Seminar led by the WGST Program director provides an opportunity for WGST majors writing their capstone projects to discuss
their work in progress. Course required for
(and restricted to) WGST majors working
on their capstone projects. May be repeated
for credit. (1–5 units)
WGST 198. Internship
Directed internship in local organizations
addressing gender and/or sexuality issues.
Open to qualified WGST majors and
minors with permission of instructor.
(1–5 units)
WGST 199. Directed Reading/
Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. To
receive credit, the student must submit a
formal written proposal and have it approved by the sponsoring faculty member
and the program director. The proposal
must be submitted before the end of the
previous quarter and must meet University
requirements for independent study credit.
(1–5 units)
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES
ANTH 88. Women and Gender in the Middle East
ANTH 90. Cross Cultural Study of Women
ANTH 157. Family and Kinship
ART AND ART HISTORY COURSES
ARTH 188. Women in the Visual Arts
BIOLOGY COURSES
BIOL 28. Human Sexuality
CLASSICS COURSES
CLAS 141. Love and Relationships in Classical Antiquity
CLAS 185. Women in Ancient Greece
CLAS 186. Women in Ancient Rome
CLAS 187. Family in Antiquity
COMMUNICATION COURSES
COMM 101A. Vocation and Gender
COMM 108A. Communication and Gender
COMM 111G. Feminist Research Methods
DANCE COURSES
DANC 66. Women in Dance History
DANC 166. Women in Dance History
ECONOMICS COURSES
ECON 135. Gender Issues in the Developing World
ENGLISH COURSES
ENGL 67. U.S. Gay and Lesbian Literature
ENGL 68. Literature and Women
ENGL 69. Literature by Women Writers of Color
ENGL 122. Film, Gender, and Sexuality
ENGL 125. Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism
ENGL 132G. Studies in 19th-Century American Literature
ENGL 135G. Women and Gender in U.S. Fiction
ENGL 152. Women, Literature, and Theory
ENGL 153. Global Gay and Lesbian Cultures
ENGL 156. Gay and Lesbian Cultural Studies
ENGL 158G. Native American Women Writers
ENGL 168. Women and Literature
ETHNIC STUDIES COURSES
ETHN 141. Asian American Women
ETHN 154. Women of Color in the United States
ETHN 156. Race, Gender, and Environmental Justice
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HISTORY COURSES
HIST 84. Women in American Society
HIST 113. Family in Antiquity
HIST 119. Sex, Family and Crime in Mediterranean Europe, 1300-1800
HIST 133. History of Sexuality
HIST 136. Gender, Race, and Class in 20th-Century Europe
HIST 143. Women in Political Revolutions
HIST 150. Women in East Asia
HIST 177. Gays and Lesbians in US History
HIST 181. American Women Since 1900
HIST 182. Sex and Family in U.S. History
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Acting Dean: Andrew Starbird
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs: Jo-Anne Shibles
Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs: Elizabeth Ford
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CLASSES
FREN 113. Francophone Cultures and Civilization: Black African Women Writers
FREN 174. French Novels and Films: Culture, Gender, and Social Classes
FREN 182. Women in French Literature: Authors and Characters
FREN 183. 20th-Century French Women Writers
FREN 184. 20th-Century French Women Writers in Translation
GERM 182. Women in German Literature: Authors and Characters
ITAL 182. 20th-Century Italian Women Writers
The Leavey School of Business offers professional business education within the larger
context of academic excellence in the Jesuit educational tradition. The school provides undergraduate students with both the technical skills necessary for success in business and the
ethical, global, and humanistic perspectives that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education. The
undergraduate program strives for a mix of theory and practice and emphasizes the development of leadership skills.
PHILOSOPHY COURSES
PHIL 4A. Ethics and Gender
PHIL 115. Feminism and Ethics
PHIL 131D. Love and Relationships in Classic Antiquity
The Leavey School of Business confers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce
with majors in accounting, accounting and information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations and management information systems. A general business minor is also available to nonbusiness students, on a space available basis, through an
application process. The school also offers a minor in management information systems
and interdisciplinary minors in international business and retail studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
POLI 127. Global Perspectives: Women and Law
POLI 154. Women and Politics
RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES
SCTR 26. Gender in Early Christianity
SCTR 165R. Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation
TESP 79. Women in Christian Tradition
TESP 131. Feminist Theologies
TESP 139R. Catholic Theology and Human Sexuality
TESP 175. Women’s Theologies from the Margins
RSOC 41. Women’s Spiritualities
RSOC 168. Gender and Judaism
RSOC 170. Religion, Gender and Globalization
SOCIOLOGY COURSES
SOCI 135. Gender and Social Change in Latin America
SOCI 152. Women and Men in the Workplace
SOCI 153. Race, Class, and Gender in the U.S.
SOCI 157. Sociology of Family
THEATRE COURSES
THTR 151. Fashion, Politics, and Issues of Gender
THTR 167. Gender and Performance
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMERCE
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, students must complete
a minimum of 175 quarter-units of credit (of which at least 60 must be in upper-division
courses) and satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum, the Leavey School
of Business curriculum, and the departmental major.
University Core Curriculum
Critical Thinking and Writing
• Critical Thinking and Writing 1 and 2 from list of approved courses
Cultures and Ideas
• Cultures and Ideas 1 and 2 from list of approved courses
• Cultures and Ideas 3 with MGMT 80
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Second Language
Native English-speaking students fulfill this requirement in one of three ways:
• Successful completion of the second course of the first-year, college-level
sequence in a classical or modern foreign language
• Demonstration of an equivalent level of proficiency by passing a language
proficiency examination supervised by the departments of Classics or Modern
Languages and Literatures
• Obtaining a minimum score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Examination in
a classical or modern foreign language
• International Baccalaureate and International A level exams
Students for whom English is not their native language may satisfy this requirement by
submitting a petition to the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
and the chair of the University Core Curriculum Committee with professionally recognized
documentation of proficiency in a language other than English. Such documentation includes but is not limited to a TOEFL examination score of 213 computerized or 550 paper
and pencil examination.
Mathematics
Two mathematics courses:
• MATH 30 and 31 or MATH 11 and 12
Religion, Theology, and Culture
• Religion, Theology, and Culture 1 from list of approved courses
• Religion, Theology, and Culture 2 from list of approved courses
• Religion, Theology, and Culture 3 from list of approved courses
Ethics
• One business ethics course with MGMT 6 or PHIL 6
Civic Engagement
• MGMT 162 and MGMT 6 or PHIL 6
Diversity
• One course from list of approved courses
Arts
• One course from list of approved courses
Social Science
• ECON 1
Natural Science (with lab)
• One course from list of approved courses
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Science, Technology and Society
• OMIS 34
Experiential Learning for Social Justice
• One course from list of approved courses
Advanced Writing
• ENGL 179 or ENGL 183
Pathways
• Four courses or 16 units from list of approved courses in one Pathway of the
student’s choice.
Leavey School of Business Core Curriculum: Lower Division
Introduction to Business
Two courses:
• BUSN 70 (to be completed during the freshman year)
• OMIS 17
Leadership Competency
Two 2-unit courses (four units of credit):
• BUSN 71 (to be taken in the winter quarter of the freshman year)
• BUSN 72 (to be taken in the spring quarter of the freshman year)
Note: Transfer students entering with 44 units or more must complete the leadership
competency requirement with MGMT 174.
Economics
Three courses:
• ECON 1, 2, and 3
Accounting
Two courses:
• ACTG 11 and 12
Students should take ACTG 11 in the fall or winter quarter of their sophomore year and
ACTG 12 in the subsequent winter or spring quarter.
Data Analysis
Two courses:
• OMIS 40 and 41
Information Systems
• OMIS 34
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Leavey School of Business Core Curriculum: Upper Division
Common Core of Knowledge
Four courses:
• FNCE 121
• MGMT 160
• MKTG 181
• OMIS 108
Capstone Course
One course (to be taken during the senior year):
• MGMT 162 (must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)
MINORS IN THE LEAVEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Minor in General Business
The Leavey School of Business offers a minor in general business open to nonbusiness
students through an application process. Students with a minor in general business must
complete the following requirements:
GENERAL BUSINESS COURSES
Finance
One course:
• FNCE 121
Marketing
One course:
• MKTG 181
Departmental Minors
The Department of Operations and Management Information Systems offers a minor
in management information systems, and the Department of Economics offers a minor in
economics through the College of Arts and Sciences. Descriptions of these two minors and
associated requirements can be found in the respective department sections of this chapter.
Interdisciplinary Minors
The Leavey School of Business administers two interdisciplinary minors open to business students and nonbusiness students: international business and retail studies. Descriptions of these two minors and associated requirements can be found in Chapter 6,
Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study.
GENERAL BUSINESS COURSES
Mathematics and Statistics
Two courses in mathematics:
• MATH 30 and 31 or MATH 11 and 12
One course in statistics:
• OMIS 40, MATH 8, PSYC 40, or AMTH 108
70. Contemporary Business Issues
An introduction to the nature, forms, and
objectives of the contemporary business
firm and its relation to the environment in
which it operates. (4 units)
General Business
One course:
• BUSN 70 (taken as a freshman or sophomore) or BUSN 170 (taken as a
junior or senior)
71. Foundations of Leadership
Presents various theories, concepts, and
models of leadership through a series of
speakers, directed readings, and reflective
writing assignments. Prerequisite: Freshman
business student. (2 units)
Management
Two courses:
• MGMT 80 and 160
Economics
Three courses:
• ECON 1, 2, and 3
Accounting
Two courses:
• ACTG 11 and 12
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72. Business Leadership Skills
Designed to continue learning from BUSN
71 by introducing and teaching various
leadership skills. Course integrates group
discussion, selected readings, experiential
learning, and reflective engagement experiences. Prerequisites: BUSN 71 and freshman
business student. (2 units)
144. Entrepreneurship –
Bringing New Ideas to Market
The practice of business innovation and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on how
communicate ideas, develop products, build
organizations, and create lasting businesses.
(5 units)
145. Entrepreneurship Practicum
An opportunity for select students to apply
their entrepreneurial skills in emerging companies. Prerequisite: BUSN 144. (2–5 units)
170. Contemporary Business
for Nonmajors
This course is specifically designed for
upper-division (junior and senior), nonbusiness majors who are interested in learning
about business firms and their relation to
both the global and local environment in
which they operate. Course will use a business simulation as a key learning method,
in addition to lectures and small group discussion. This course is not open to students
who have completed BUSN 70. Prerequisite: Nonbusiness majors, junior or senior
standing. (5 units)
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173. Leadership Experience
A seminar for students reflecting on their
experience as a leader. Seminar includes selected readings, reflective engagement activity, personal leadership assessment, and
writing assignments. Students who complete this class in addition to BUSN 71 and
BUSN 72 or MGMT 174 will receive a
Leadership Competency Certificate. Prerequisites: BUSN 72 or MGMT 174, and a
business major with junior or senior standing.
(2 units)
194. Civil Society Colloquium
A colloquium that gives outstanding students the opportunity to interact with each
other and with faculty in serious intellectual
enterprise. From assigned readings, the class
will engage in high-level discussions of policy and other civic issues. (2 units)
CENTERS, INSTITUTES, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
196. Leadership Practicum
Opportunity for business students to obtain advanced experience leading, facilitating, directing, evaluating, and advising
within a Leavey School of Business schoolwide or interdisciplinary project, class, or
initiative. Generally includes selected readings, reflective engagement activity, personal leadership assessment, and writing
assignments. Requires approval of the assistant dean. (1–5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Opportunity for upper-division students—
typically involved with school-wide or interdisciplinary programs, projects, or
initiatives—to work and study in or with
profit and nonprofit organizations. Generally includes selected readings, a reflective
engagement activity, and a written report.
Requires approval of the assistant dean or
dean. May be included as fulfilling a requirement for a major only with permission of that
department chair. (1–5 units)
CENTERS, INSTITUTES, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Accelerated Cooperative Education
The Accelerated Cooperative Education (ACE) program offers a unique, challenging, and
rewarding experience to business students. Participants receive a program of workshops designed to build, strengthen, and enhance their leadership skills, introductions to ACE business partner companies for a paid summer internship, mentoring by senior executives, and
fast-track admission to the Santa Clara MBA program. Students are selected into this program through an application process.
Dean’s Leadership Program
The Dean’s Leadership Program is an engaging experience for high-achieving first-year
business students interested in exploring and developing their leadership skills. Business
Dean’s Scholars are invited to join the Dean’s Leadership Program upon admittance to the
University. This one-year program provides a high-impact experience, which guides students through their first year at Santa Clara University in order to prepare them to become
leaders during their university experience and beyond.
Global Women’s Leadership Program
The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) is dedicated to developing the leadership capacity of women who dare to transform the future of their organizations, communities, and the world, and provides volunteer and internship opportunities for Leavey School
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of Business undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 2004, GWLN provides a
variety of programs to accomplish this objective. Programs range from an eight-day residential leadership intensive (Women Leaders for the World) to quarterly and monthly events,
and includes undergraduate global fellowships, SCU alumni trips, and an International
Outreach venture. GWLN is sponsored by the Leavey School of Business and many generous individual contributors.
Leavey Scholars Program
The Leavey Scholars Program offers special opportunities for undergraduate business students who have established a record of excellence in their Santa Clara studies. Leavey Scholars are invited to enroll in honors sections of selected business courses that are especially
rigorous and academically challenging. Successful completion of the program warrants the
designation “Leavey Scholar” on the student’s transcript.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) provides networking, educational,
and advisory services for members of the Santa Clara University community. The CIE coordinates the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program, which offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience in entrepreneurship through
curricular and extracurricular activities. Study abroad options allow students to apply their
entrepreneurial knowledge during the summer by helping disadvantaged micro entrepreneurs in the townships of South Africa. Da Vinci Residential Learning Community (RLC)
is home to the Santa Clara Entrepreneur Organization (SCEO), our student club that organizes venture capital competitions, entrepreneur speaker events, mentoring programs,
and networking mixers. The annual Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award is given at the
end of the year and recognizes the student who has made the greatest contribution to the
entrepreneurship program. To learn more or to enroll in the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program, please visit the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Lucas Hall
Suite 111 or e-mail Linda Bookin at [email protected] or call 408-554-5757.
Civil Society Institute
The Civil Society Institute is dedicated to educating students in the classic themes of political economy and their relevance to contemporary policy issues. In addition to a colloquium
with undergraduate students, the Institute also hosts public lectures and conferences to create a forum for the Silicon Valley community to explore ideas and policy issues related to
classical liberal thought, and publishes occasional policy studies. The Institute addresses the
enduring questions of social philosophy: What values and public policies promote and sustain a humane, tolerant, diverse, and prosperous society?
Food and Agribusiness Institute
The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) offers undergraduate and graduate courses on
topics related to the food industry. At the undergraduate level, the FAI has taken the lead
in facilitating a Core Curriculum pathway on Food, Hunger, and the Environment. At the
graduate level, the FAI sponsors a concentration in food and agribusiness for students pursuing the MBA degree as well as opportunities for students to enhance their educational experience through internships, field trips, and a mentor program. The FAI also sponsors
food industry research, conferences, and programs for the campus and food and agribusiness community.
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Retail Management Institute
Under the direction of the Retail Management Institute, the Retail Studies Program provides students with a strong business background in the use of consumer information and
information technology as well as an opportunity to explore the retail field in depth through
both an internship and senior seminars. Students emerge from the program with the qualifications to enter the retail industry in fields such as buying and planning, e-commerce, Internet marketing, store management, global sourcing, and information technology. The
Institute also sponsors pre-placement events for participants in the Retail Studies Program.
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING
Professor: Paul L. Locatelli, S.J.
Associate Professors: Michael Calegari, Michael J. Eames, Yongtae Kim, Suzanne M.
Luttman, Jane A. Ou, Susan Parker (Department Chair), James F. Sepe,
Neal L. Ushman
Assistant Professors: Haidan Li, Siqi Li
The Department of Accounting strives to provide high-quality accounting instruction,
conduct research that contributes to the understanding of accounting issues, and provide
superior service to students and alumni, the profession, the University, and the business
community. In addition to the major in accounting, the Accounting and Operations and
Management Information Systems departments offer a joint major in accounting and information systems.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business
requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce, students majoring in accounting or accounting and information systems must complete the following departmental
requirements:
Major in Accounting
• ACTG 20, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, and 138
• Accounting majors may use ACTG 134 to satisfy the information systems
requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum.
Major in Accounting and Information Systems
• ACTG 20, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136, and 138
• OMIS 30 or OMIS 31
• OMIS 105, 106, and 150
• One course from OMIS 111, 113, 135
Accounting and information systems majors may use either OMIS 30 or OMIS 31 to
satisfy the information systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum.
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5. Personal Financial Planning
Overview of the tools and information necessary for personal business decision making. Includes analysis of financial services,
credit and borrowing, taxes, compensation
planning, consumer purchases, housing decisions, the time value of money, savings,
and investments. (4 units)
11. Introduction to
Financial Accounting
Overview of the role of financial information in economic decision making. Includes
topics such as the dissemination of accounting information and its impact on capital
markets, and the analysis of corporate
annual reports. Coverage of financial statements and their use in determining profitability and the financial condition of a
business entity. Prerequisites: Sophomore
standing and BUSN 70 or BUSN 170. Seniors who have not completed BUSN 70 may
take this class with department permission on
a space-available basis. (4 units)
12. Introduction to
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to the role of financial information in the decision making of business
managers. The objective is to investigate the
use of business data in typical managerial
functions such as planning, control, and
making operational decisions. Prerequisite:
ACTG 11. (4 units)
20. Recording Financial Transactions
Insight into the basic principles and mechanics behind the preparation of financial
statements. Focus is on the accounting
model, accrual versus cash accounting, and
the accounting processing cycle. Prerequisite: ACTG 11. Course may not be taken
before spring quarter of the sophomore year.
(2 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
130. Intermediate Financial
Accounting I
An in-depth study of the concepts underlying external financial reporting, along with
expanded coverage of the basic financial
statements. Detailed analysis of the measurement and reporting of current assets, operational assets, and investments, to include
the treatment of related revenues and expenses. Significant attention is given to income statement presentation and revenue
recognition. Prerequisites: ACTG 11 and
ACTG 20 and junior or senior standing.
(ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary.) (5 units)
131. Intermediate Financial
Accounting II
Intensive analysis of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to accounting for liabilities, stockholders’ equity, and
the statement of cash flows. Accounting for
income taxes, pensions, leases, and the
reporting of corporate earnings per share.
Prerequisite: ACTG 130. (5 units)
132. Advanced Financial Accounting
The main subject is accounting for business
combinations, and the consolidation of financial statements of a parent company and
its subsidiaries. A broad spectrum of financial reporting issues in the context of consolidated financial statements is examined.
The course also covers partnership accounting and other advanced financial accounting topics. Prerequisite: ACTG 131. (5 units)
134. Accounting Information Systems
Introduction to procedures by which accounting data is captured, processed, and
communicated in computerized information systems. The course describes the ways
that accounting information systems are designed, used and maintained by accounting
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professionals with an emphasis on the internal controls over such systems. Prerequisites:
ACTG 11 and ACTG 12 and junior or senior standing. (5 units)
135. Auditing
Introduction to the basic concepts of auditing. Discussion of applicable regulation, the
audit risk model, and client risk assessment.
Focus is on an overview of the audit process.
Auditors’ professional and ethical responsibilities, sampling and historical cases will also be
discussed. Prerequisite: ACTG 131. (ACTG
131 may be taken concurrently.) (5 units)
136. Cost Accounting
Analysis of cost accounting with a strategic
emphasis. Selected topics include process
costing, activity-based costing, variance
analysis, joint cost allocations, and the Theory of Constraints. Prerequisite: ACTG 12.
(5 units)
138. Tax Planning and
Business Decisions
A basic introduction to the tax treatment of
transactions and events affecting both individuals and businesses and the conceptual
framework underlying taxation. Includes issues of importance for successful tax planning with an emphasis on income and
expense recognition, individual taxation,
and property transactions. Assumes no prior
knowledge of the tax law. Prerequisites:
ACTG 130 and ACTG 131. (ACTG 131
may be taken concurrently.) (5 units)
140. Government and
Non-Profit Accounting
This course studies the accounting and reporting requirements used by government
and not-for-profit (NPO) entities. For governmental accounting, the class focuses on
the categorization of the major government
fund types and the terminology associated
with Governmental Accounting Standards
Board (GASB) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). For NPO accounting, the class focuses on the provisions of FAS
ACCOUNTING
116 and FAS 117. Recommended for students taking the CPA exam. Prerequisite:
ACTG 131. (3 units)
and international financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: ACTG 130, MGMT 80,
and FNCE 121 or FNCE 121S. (5 units)
150. Forensic Accounting
Forensic accounting deals with the application of accounting methods to legal problems, and comprises investigative accounting
and litigation support activities. Investigative
accounting (usually referred to as fraud accounting) refers to the role of the accountant
in determining the existence and extent of
asset misappropriation and/or financial statement fraud. Litigation support activities include those professional services provided by
accountants to attorneys in support of civil
or criminal litigation. In addition to examining both aspects of forensic accounting, the
legal system and the role of the forensic accountant as an expert witness will be discussed. Prerequisite: ACTG 131. (5 units)
161. Junior Contemporary
Business Seminar Series I
A series of seminars covering topics pertinent
to those pursuing a professional accounting
career. Students are required to attend sessions with the course instructor, attend seminars sponsored by the Department of
Accounting, or choose additional acceptable
seminars and presentations offered throughout the University. Prerequisites: ACTG 12
and ACTG 20. (ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary.) (2 units)
151. Financial Statement Analysis
Provides a framework for analyzing financial statements and develops skills useful in
evaluating company performance, liquidity,
solvency, and valuation in the context of the
company’s strategy and competitive environment from a user perspective. Prerequisites: ACTG 11 and FNCE 121 or FNCE
121S. (5 units)
152. International Accounting
and Financial Reporting
Understanding similarities and differences
in financial reporting practices globally is
vital for all organizations involved in international business. The course takes a user
perspective to international financial reporting. It examines economic and social factors
that affect financial reporting practices, classifies global patterns in financial reporting,
and studies the effect of the diversity in financial reporting on corporate investment
and financing decisions. Technical issues
covered include accounting for foreign currency transactions, accounting for the effects
of inflation, international transfer pricing,
162. Junior Contemporary
Business Seminar Series II
A series of seminars covering topics pertinent
to those pursuing a professional accounting
career. Students are required to attend sessions with the course instructor, attend seminars sponsored by the Department of
Accounting, or choose additional acceptable
seminars and presentations offered throughout the University. Prerequisites: ACTG 12
and ACTG 20. (ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary.) (2 units)
171. Senior Contemporary
Business Seminar Series I
A series of seminars covering topics pertinent
to those pursuing a professional accounting
career. Students are required to attend sessions with the course instructor, attend seminars sponsored by the Department of
Accounting, or choose additional acceptable
seminars from a list of recommended seminars and presentations offered throughout
the University. Prerequisite: Open only to senior declared accounting majors. (2 units)
172. Senior Contemporary
Business Seminar Series II
A series of seminars covering topics pertinent
to those pursuing a professional accounting
career. Students are required to attend
sessions with the course instructor, attend
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seminars sponsored by the Department of
Accounting, or choose additional acceptable
seminars and presentations offered throughout the University. Prerequisite: Open only to
senior declared accounting majors. (2 units)
191. Peer Educator in Accounting
Work closely with the department to help
students in core accounting classes understand course material, think more deeply
about the material, and feel less anxious
about testing situations. Prerequisites: Declared accounting major and permission of
instructor and chair required prior to enrollment. (1 or 2 units)
194. Accounting Case Analysis
A practicum in which students form teams,
research accounting issues, present the results of their research, and explain their research recommendations before a panel of
judges. This course may be repeated for
credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment is by permission of the department chair. (1 or 2 units)
197. Special Topics in Accounting
Offered occasionally to introduce new topics not covered by existing electives. Consult
quarterly schedule of classes for description.
Prerequisite: ACTG 131. (2–5 units)
198. Accounting Internship
Opportunity for upper-division students to
work in local accounting/corporate firms.
Two written reports and the employer’s evaluation of the student’s work will be required. This course may be repeated for
credit, depending on nature of assignment.
Prerequisite: Declared accounting major and
permission of instructor and chair required
prior to enrollment. (2, 3, or 5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor.
Prerequisite: Declared accounting major and
permission of instructor and chair required
prior to enrollment. (1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Professors: Mario L. Belotti (W.M. Keck Foundation Professor), William F.
Donnelly, S.J., Alexander J. Field (Michel and Mary Orradre Professor),
John M. Heineke, William A. Sundstrom, Thaddeus J. Whalen Jr.
Associate Professors: Henry Demmert, Carolyn L. Evans, Linda Kamas,
Michael Kevane (Department Chair), Kris J. Mitchener (Robert and Susan
Finocchio Professor), Helen Popper, Dongsoo Shin
Assistant Professor: Homa Zarghamee
As one of the social sciences, economics studies how the choices we make as individuals—as consumers and producers, as savers and investors, as managers and employees, as citizens and voters—combine to determine how society uses its scarce
resources to produce and distribute goods and services. This practical, useful discipline provides insights into important issues such as the determinants of wealth and
poverty; unemployment, inflation, international trade, and economic growth; and
success and failure in the marketplace. The rigorous, systematic analysis that the study
of economics brings to bear on these and other real-world issues provides excellent
preparation for careers in both the private and the public sectors, as well as for graduate study in economics, business, public policy, and law. Economics graduates pursue varied careers in business, law, banking and finance, government service,
education, and private consulting. Students considering graduate study in economics
leading to a master’s or doctoral degree are strongly encouraged to meet with their
advisor as early as possible to plan an appropriate course of study.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business
requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, students majoring in
economics must complete the following departmental requirements:
• ECON 113, 114, 115, and 181 or 182
• Three upper-division economics electives, at least two of which must be
completed after ECON 113 and 115
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students with a minor in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences must
complete the following requirements:
• ECON 1, 2, 3, 113, 115
• Two additional upper-division economics courses
• MATH 11 or 30
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1. Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public
policy. Topics include supply, demand, and
the coordinating role of prices in a market
economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government
policies and regulations affecting markets.
(4 units)
1E. Principles of Microeconomics
Special section of ECON 1 emphasizing environmental applications of economics. Introduction to microeconomics and its
applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand,
and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms,
including output and pricing decisions;
competition and monopoly; government
policies and regulations affecting markets.
(4 units)
2. Principles of Macroeconomics
Determinants of national income and product in the long run and short run; inflation,
unemployment, and business cycles; monetary and fiscal policies; and economic
growth. Prerequisite: ECON 1. (4 units)
3. International Economics,
Development, and Growth
Analysis of international trade theory and
policy, balance-of-payments adjustments and
exchange-rate regimes, and economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 2. (4 units)
3H. International Economics,
Development, and Growth
Honors section. Analysis of international
trade theory and policy, balance-of-payments adjustments and exchange-rate
regimes, and economic development. Must
be in the University Honors or Leavey
Scholars Program, or have permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ECON 2. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
Prerequisites: Unless otherwise noted, ECON
1, 2 and 3 are required for all upper-division
economics courses.
change, water and air pollution, hazardous
wastes, biodiversity, and endangered species.
Prerequisite: ECON 1. (5 units)
101. Resources, Food, and
the Environment
Exploration of relationship among food
production, resource use, and the environment. Topics include biotechnology, the
green revolution, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and food safety.
Prerequisites: None. (5 units)
113. Intermediate Microeconomics I
Theory of rational individual choice and its
applications to decision making, consumer
demand, and social welfare; theory of the
firm; production and costs. Additional prerequisite: Math 11 or 30. (5 units)
111. Economics of the Environment
Economic analysis of environmental issues
and government policies for environmental
protection. Applications to important environmental issues, such as global climate
114. Intermediate Microeconomics II
Determination of price and quantity by
profit-maximizing firms under different
market structures; strategic behavior; general equilibrium; market failure and government policies. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 113. (5 units)
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115. Aggregate Economic Theory
Macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing modern macroeconomic models for explaining
output, employment, and inflation in the
short run and long run. Macroeconomic
policymaking, including fiscal and monetary
policy. Additional prerequisite: Math 11 or
30. (5 units)
120. Economics of the Public Sector
Microeconomic analysis of the role of government in the market economy. Supply of
public goods and services, government’s role
in controlling externalities and regulating
private industry, and the economics of the
political process. (5 units)
122. Money and Banking
Theoretical, institutional, and historical approach to the study of money and banking,
with particular emphasis on the relationship
between the monetary and banking system
and the rest of the economy. (5 units)
126. Economics and Law
Economic analysis of law and legal institutions focusing on the common law areas of
property, contracts, and torts. (5 units)
127. Public Finance: Taxation
Analysis of various tax policies and their effect on the economy. Individual income
taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption
taxes, payroll taxes, state and local taxes, and
other alternative forms of taxation. (5 units)
129. Economic Development
Causes and consequences of economic
growth and poverty in less developed countries; analysis of the role of government policies in economic development. (5 units)
130. Latin American
Economic Development
Examination of the economic development
of Latin American countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between
economic growth and their social, political,
and economic structures. (5 units)
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134. African Economic
Development
Examination of the economic development
of sub-Saharan African countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between economic growth and their social,
political, and economic structures. (5 units)
135. Gender Issues in
the Developing World
Explores the gendered nature of poverty in
the developing world, with special focus on
sub-Saharan Africa, using applied statistical
analysis and economic theory. Additional
prerequisite: ECON 113. (5 units)
136. 20th-Century Economic History
The development of the U.S. economy during the 20th century. Topics include the
causes and consequences of economic
growth, the Great Depression, the rise of
government regulation, the changing role of
women in the workforce, and the increasing internationalization of markets during
the postwar period. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 115. (5 units)
137. World Economic History
Development of Western and non-Western
economies since the late 19th century. Topics include globalization and economic integration, convergence and divergence in
economic growth across countries, international monetary systems, and the impact of
alternative policies and institutional regimes
on economic performance. (5 units)
138. History of Economic Thought
Origins and evolution of economic ideas in
their historical and philosophical context.
Emphasis on the theories of Adam Smith,
David Ricardo, and Karl Marx, as well as
the emergence of modern microeconomics
and macroeconomics in the 19th and 20th
centuries. (5 units)
139. American Economic History
Study of growth and institutional change in
the U.S. economy since colonial times. Topics
include early industrialization, the economics
of slavery, and the rise of large business enterprises and labor unions. (5 units)
150. Labor Economics
Study of labor productivity, incomes and
employment, and how these are affected by
labor organizations and labor legislation.
Additional prerequisites: ECON 113 and
OMIS 41. (5 units)
155. Economics of Immigration
Examines economic impacts of post-1967
immigration to the United States. Topics include determinants of the migration decision, extent of “assimilation” of immigrants
into the U.S. educational system and economy, and economic impacts of immigration
on natives. Additional prerequisite: OMIS
41. (5 units)
156. Real Estate Economics
Economic analysis of real estate markets, including supply of and demand for land and
improvements, legal aspects of real estate
ownership and transactions, government
regulation and taxation of real estate, and
real estate markets in urban and regional
economies. Additional prerequisite: OMIS
41. (5 units)
160. The Economics of Poverty
and Inequality
Examines theories and evidence regarding
poverty and economic inequality in the
United States. Evaluates alternative public
policies aimed at combating poverty.
(5 units)
164. Vocation and Gender: Seeking
Meaning in Work and Life
An interdisciplinary examination of vocation, understood as both a meaningful
career and life outside of work. Incorporates
theoretical and empirical methods of the disciplines of communication and economics
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to provide a rich set of tools with which to
make discerning decisions on personal vocation. Economic models and empirical studies provide the framework for considering
life choices, while the field of communication enables analysis of the ways individuals
and groups engage in interpersonal, organizational, and mediated communication surrounding work/life issues. Prerequisite: Junior
or senior standing. ECON 1, 2, and 3 are not
required, but some prior economics course(s) are
recommended. (5 units)
170. Mathematical Economics
and Optimization
Generalization and reformulation of many
familiar micro- and macroeconomic models
as mathematical systems. Focus on exploring the properties of these models using
mathematical techniques. Additional prerequisites: MATH 12 or 31, ECON 114 and
115 or permission of instructor. (5 units)
172. Game Theory
Study of multi-person decision problems.
Topics include solution concepts for games,
strategic behavior, commitment, cooperation, and incentives. Games of complete
and incomplete information. Emphasis on
applications to real-world economic behavior. Additional prerequisites: ECON 113 and
MATH 12 or 31. (5 units)
173. Econometrics
Statistical methods to analyze economic
data. Estimation and hypothesis testing
using multiple regression; time series and
cross-section data. Additional prerequisite:
OMIS 41. (5 units)
181. International Trade
Analysis of the theories of international
trade and strategic interactions; assessment
of the empirical patterns of trade; analysis
of the political economy of protection, and
applications to policies guiding international competition. Additional prerequisite:
ECON 113. (5 units)
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182. International Finance and
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Analysis of the monetary aspects of international economics, including the balance of
payments, exchange rates and foreign exchange markets, speculative attacks and currency crises, and the implications of
international trade and capital flows for
macroeconomic activity and policy. Additional prerequisite: ECON 115. (5 units)
185. Economics of
Technological Change
The economic determinants and consequences of technological change. Topics
include research and development, joint
ventures, patents and other intellectual
property, university-industry and government-industry collaboration, and the
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relationship between antitrust and other
regulatory policies and technological advances. (5 units)
190. Economics Seminar
Seminar on contemporary economic theories and problems. Admission by invitation
only. (5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. Independent studies are normally permitted
only under special circumstances. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair at least one week prior to
registration. (1–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Professors: Sanjiv Das (Department Chair), Atulya Sarin, Hersh Shefrin (Mario L.
Belotti Professor), Meir Statman (Glenn Klimek Professor)
Associate Professors: George Chacko, Robert Hendershott, Hoje Jo
Assistant Professor: Carrie Pan
Finance is at the center of well-managed businesses, from high-technology companies
to mutual fund companies. Development of knowledge and managerial skills in the corporate and investment settings are the major goals of the finance program. Graduates with a
degree in finance pursue careers as corporate financial officers, traders, investment managers, financial analysts, financial planners, investment bankers, stockbrokers, regulators,
and other specialties. Corporate finance officers manage the assets and value of corporations. They examine which new products and investments will be profitable, analyze the
most cost-effective ways to produce them, and determine where to get the money needed
to fund new ventures. Personal financial planners and stockbrokers help people make wise
investments by selecting good stocks and assembling efficient portfolios. Students in finance
also learn how to understand and analyze information from capital markets, engage in mergers and acquisitions, and undertake investments in new ventures, real estate, and international markets.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, students majoring in finance
must complete the following departmental requirements:
• FNCE 124 and 125
• Three upper-division finance electives
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
121. Financial Management
Introduction to the basic concepts of financial risk and return, the valuation of uncertain future cash flows, working capital and
fixed asset management, and cost of capital.
Topics include time value of money, financial analysis and forecasting, valuing corporate securities (stocks and bonds), cash
management, capital budgeting, short- and
long-term financing, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: OMIS 40, ACTG 11 and 12
and proficiency with spreadsheets. (5 units)
121S. Financial Management
Introduction to the basic concepts of financial risk and return, the valuation of uncertain future cash flows, working capital and
fixed asset management, and cost of capital.
Topics include time value of money, financial analysis and forecasting, valuing corporate securities (stocks and bonds), cash
management, capital budgeting, short- and
long-term financing, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the
Leavey Scholars Program. OMIS 40, ACTG
11 and 12, and proficiency with spreadsheets.
(5 units)
124. Investments
Introduction to the nature and functions of
securities markets and financial instruments.
The formulation of investment goals and
policies, trading strategies, and portfolio
management. Emphasis on security analysis
and valuation. Prerequisite: FNCE 121 or
121S. (5 units)
125. Corporate Financial Policy
In-depth examination of the interrelationships between corporate investment and financing decisions and their impact on a
firm’s pattern of cash flows, return, and risk.
Special emphasis on the development of analytical techniques and skills for analyzing
performance reflected in financial statements. Case studies are used. Prerequisites:
FNCE 121 or 121S, and 124. (5 units)
126. Money and Capital Markets
Role and function of financial institutions, financial flows, interest rate structures, money,
and capital markets. Emphasis on the implications for the formulation of business financial
policy. This course is intended as a thorough
introduction to the various markets that comprise a fair and efficient financial system. The
financial system in capitalistic economies consists of various interacting markets, each with
well-defined institutions and agents. This
course explores the ideas and mechanisms by
which value is created by financial markets, the
roles of players in the system, the flow of information and the design features that manage
incentive problems in a practical manner. Traditional courses in money and banking tend to
be institutionally focused; in contrast, this
course is market-focused. Common themes
and concepts will be developed by the exploration of a new market in each class. Students
will survey various markets with a view to a
complete understanding and technical mastery of the role of the market, its players, traded
securities, and risks. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or
121S, and 124.(5 units)
128. Real Estate Finance
Exploration of the real estate market,
including investments in residential and
commercial real estate by individuals, partnerships, and trusts. Emphasis is on the valuation and cash flow analysis of these
projects and an understanding of financing
alternatives. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or
121S, and 124. (5 units)
130. Ethics in Finance
Exploration of the ethical dimension of financial markets. Topics include insider trading, moral hazard, agency, adverse selection,
and financial market regulations concerning
disclosure, price manipulation, suitability,
trading interruptions, margin requirements,
and short-sale restrictions. Prerequisites:
FNCE 121 or 121S, and 124. (5 units)
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135. Applied Portfolio Management
This course is designed to provide a highly
rigorous and analytic framework for applied
work in investments and portfolio management. Students who master the course material will acquire the analytical tools and
financial theory necessary to make rational
investment decisions and understand the
paradigms by which investment portfolios
are managed. The coursework involves an
analysis of contemporary theories and techniques in portfolio management available to
professional portfolio managers. Significant
literature that emphasizes the role of the
modern portfolio manager in achieving diversification and client investment goals is
reviewed and evaluated. Prerequisites: FNCE
121 or 121S, 124, and OMIS 40 and 41.
(5 units)
141. New Venture Finance
This class describes the financing environment for young companies and how the private equities market functions. Students will
learn how investment funds are structured,
investment contracts are written, and the
economics of different private equity models work. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or 121S,
and 124. (5 units)
151. International Finance
Examination of the functioning of the international monetary system, foreign exchange
markets, and the financial problems of business firms operating internationally. Topics
covered include hedging exchange rates, balance of payments, international investment
and financing, financial markets, banking,
and financial management. Prerequisites:
FNCE 121 or 121S, and 124. (5 units)
163. Investment Practice
The practice of portfolio management
using a portion of the University’s endowment fund to acquire real-life investment
experience. Various investment objectives
will be explored, including derivatives to
protect current positions, fixed income, and
equity investments. Course meets over
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three quarters. Students must earn 6 units
in order for the course to count toward
major. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or 121S,
124, and instructor approval. (2 units)
170. Business Valuation
Practical valuation tools for valuing a company and its securities. Valuation techniques
covered include discounted cash-flow analysis, estimated cost of capital (cost of equity,
cost of debt, and weighted average cost of
capital), market multiples, free-cash flow,
and pro-forma models. Prerequisites: FNCE
121 or 121S, and 124. (5 units)
180. Open Book Management
Open book management is a system that
places finance and accounting at the center
of management processes for decision making and monitoring. The course uses simulation techniques to teach students how to
create a corporate culture around the principles of open book management, particularly the treatment of agency conflicts and
the use of effective business processes. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or 121S, 124 and 125.
(5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Opportunity for selected upper-division
students to work in companies and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: Finance
major, junior or senior standing, successful
completion of FNCE 121 or 121S, and permission of instructor and chair required one
week prior to registration. Anything less than
5 units will not count toward major requirements. (1–5 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. Independent studies are normally permitted
only under special circumstances. Prerequisites: Declared finance major, junior or senior standing, and written proposal must be
approved by instructor and chair one week
prior to registration. (1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
Professors: Gregory Baker, David F. Caldwell (Stephen and Patricia Schott Professor),
André L. Delbecq (J. Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy University Professor),
Terri Griffith, James L. Koch (Jan and Bill Terry Professor of Management),
Dennis J. Moberg (Gerald and Bonita A. Wilkinson Professor), Barry Z. Posner,
Manuel G. Velasquez (Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics)
Associate Professors: James L. Hall, Tammy L. Madsen (Department Chair)
Assistant Professors: Michael Fern, Niki Den Nieuwenboer, Jennifer Woolley
Acting Assistant Professor: Nydia MacGregor
The Management Department’s curriculum emphasizes rigorous analysis and managerial application. Courses are offered in organizational behavior and design, human resource
management, industrial relations, managerial communication, leadership, and family business management. Additional courses in strategic management, business and public policy,
business ethics, and international management provide a general management perspective.
Management majors are those who want to develop balanced general management skills or
to specialize in human resource management. Students in other majors who aspire to supervisory or managerial positions will find several of the department electives useful.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business
requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, students majoring in management must complete the following departmental requirements:
• MGMT 161
• Four courses selected from MGMT 163, 164, 166, 167, 169, 170, 171, 174,
175, 197, 198, and 199
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
6. Business Ethics
A normative inquiry into the ethical issues
that arise in business and how they should
be managed. Attention is given to current
moral issues in business, to ethical theories
and their implications for these issues, and
to the managerial implications. Topics may
include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, government regulation of business, quality of
work life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical codes of conduct. (4 units)
6H. Business Ethics
Honors section. A normative inquiry into
the ethical issues that arise in business and
how they should be managed. Attention is
given to current moral issues in business,
to ethical theories and their implications
for these issues, and to the managerial implications. Topics may include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility,
affirmative action, government regulation
of business, quality of work life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical
codes of conduct. Prerequisite: Enrollment
restricted to students in the University Honors or Leavey Scholars programs. (4 units)
8. Business Ethics in Practice
Provides students with hands-on experience
in a nonprofit organization to prepare them
for future work in service-based learning
engagements. Students will work with, and
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observe, employees in a nonprofit organization to gain an understanding of the value of
the organization’s daily work activities and
its contribution to society. The course will
help students recognize the benefits of lifelong responsible citizenship and civic engagement. Prerequisite: MGMT 6 or PHIL
6. (2 units)
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80. Global and Cultural
Environment of Business
An examination of the basic conceptual vocabulary and theories regarding the economic, political, and social influences on
international business today. Topics may include international trade, financial systems,
political institutions, cultural factors, corporate structure, and market entry. Prerequisites: BUSN 70 or BUSN 170 and ECON 3.
(4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
160. Organization and Management
Introduction to organization theory and
practice with an emphasis on organizational
behavior, inclusive of the contexts of the individual, the group, and the organization as
a whole. Prerequisite: Students must have
completed 60 units. (5 units)
160S. Organization and Management
Introduction to organization theory and
practice with an emphasis on organizational
behavior, inclusive of the contexts of the individual, the group, and the organization as
a whole. Prerequisites: Open only to students
in the Leavey Scholars program. Students must
have completed 60 units. (5 units)
161. Management in Organizations
Introduction to management theory and
practice including a historical perspective,
and the roles and functions of management,
as influenced by a sense of ethics and social
responsibility in a global environment. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S. (5 units)
162. Strategic Analysis –
The Business Capstone
Focuses on the processes by which managers
position their businesses or assets to maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty, rapid change, and competition.
Covers various frameworks for analyzing an
industry’s structure and a firm’s competitive
position and for developing a coherent,
viable, and defensible firm strategy. Requires
students to integrate and extend the knowledge and skills that they have developed
throughout their coursework (i.e., marketing, finance, economics, organizational behavior, ethics, information systems, statistical
analysis, operations management, accounting, etc.) into a “total” business perspective.
Must be completed with a grade of “C” or
better. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or 121S,
MGMT 80, MGMT 160 or 160S, MKTG
181 or 181S, OMIS 41, and senior standing.
(5 units)
162S. Strategic Analysis –
The Business Capstone
Focuses on the processes by which managers
position their businesses or assets to maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty, rapid change, and competition.
Covers various frameworks for analyzing an
industry’s structure and a firm’s competitive
position and for developing a coherent, viable, and defensible firm strategy. Requires
students to integrate and extend the knowledge and skills that they have developed
throughout their coursework (i.e., marketing, finance, economics, organizational behavior, ethics, information systems, statistical
analysis, operations management, accounting, etc.) into a “total” business perspective.
Must be completed with a grade of “C” or
better. Prerequisites: Enrollment restricted to
students in the Leavey Scholars Program.
FNCE 121 or 121S, MGMT 80, MGMT
160 or 160S, MKTG 181 or 181S, OMIS
41, and senior standing. (5 units)
163. Organizational Theory
and Design
Theory and practice of organizational design. Issues include departmentalization and
coordination; the effect of context and technology on structure; and organizational
growth, change, and decline. Prerequisite:
MGMT 160 or 160S. (5 units)
164. Entrepreneurship Management
for Technology Ventures
This course is a systematic and practical
study of new venture management using
case analysis as the primary vehicle of learning and discussion. We will focus on entrepreneurial rather than lifestyle and
salary-substitute firms. Entrepreneurial
firms are those that bring new products and
services to market by creating and seizing
opportunities regardless of the resources
they currently control. In financial terms,
these firms are developed to create wealth
and prosperity for all stakeholders. Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 units.
ECON 3, ACTG 12, OMIS 41, and
MGMT 160 or 160S. (5 units)
166. Human Resource Management
Comprehensive review of the role and functions of human resource management departments in business organizations, with
particular emphasis on selection and placement, training and development, and compensation systems. Prerequisite: MGMT 160
or 160S, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
167. Industrial Relations
Examination of union-management relations. Why do employees join unions? How
are organizing campaigns and elections won?
What are typical negotiating behaviors and
strategies? Lecture/discussion, case analyses,
negotiation and arbitration simulations,
guest speakers. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or
160S, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
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169. Business and Public Policy
The impact of public policy on business and
how businesses adapt to and influence public policies. Includes ideology, corporate social responsibility, government regulations,
and business political activity. Lectures/
discussions; case analyses. (5 units)
170. International Management
The international framework for trade and
international investment, a critical discussion of the idea of globalization, the design
and staffing of multinational organizational
structures and multinational strategies. Prerequisite: MGMT 80. (MGMT 160 or 160S
recommended.) (5 units)
171. Managerial Communication
Interpersonal and small group communication. Negotiating behavior. Oral and written communication. Integrates theory and
skill-building through reading, case analysis, and practice. Prerequisite: MGMT 160
or 160S, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
174. Social Psychology of Leadership
A conceptual framework for understanding
leadership and opportunities for developing
leadership skills. This interactive course requires personal reflection into leadership experiences and fieldwork with executives.
Note: This course is required for those completing the Leadership Studies Certificate
Program. Prerequisite: Students must have
completed 87.5 units. (5 units)
175. Managing Family Businesses
Issues include managerial and ownership
succession, conflicts between family and
nonfamily members, and conflicts between
family and business cultures. Students will
apply organizational behavior concepts to
family business issues and develop a useful
framework for analyzing and anticipating
those issues. Class design incorporates cases,
videos, and guest speakers. Prerequisite:
MGMT 160 or 160S. (5 units)
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197. Special Topics in Management
Offered occasionally to introduce new topics not covered by existing electives. Topics
generally reflect the research interests of the
faculty teaching the course. Prerequisite:
MGMT 160 or 160S. (5 units)
198. Internship/Practicum
Opportunity for selected upper-division
students to work in local organizations.
Prerequisites: MGMT 160 or 160S, and
two courses from the following list: MGMT
163, 164, 166, 167, 169, 170, 171, 172,
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174, 175. Students must have completed 60
units and have approval of the undergraduate committee one week prior to registration.
(1–5 units)
Business and Technology Marketing Emphasis
• MKTG 185, 187, 188 (strongly recommended)
• MKTG 175, 176, 186 (recommended)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor.
Prerequisites: MGMT 160 or 160S, and
written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration.
(1–5 units)
Consumer and Channel Marketing Emphasis
• MKTG 165, 175, 186, 187 (strongly recommended)
• MKTG 176 (recommended)
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Individually Designed Marketing Emphasis
• Courses selected with the student’s marketing faculty advisor. The three courses
are typically selected from MKTG165, 175, 176, 178, 185, 186, 187, and 188.
The MKTG 198 Internship elective can be chosen with an internship topic and company which augments the student’s career marketing goals. However, MKTG 198 cannot be substituted for a course in the three areas of marketing emphasis.
DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
Professors: Dale D. Achabal (L.J. Skaggs Distinguished Professor, Department Co-Chair),
Albert V. Bruno (W.T. Cleary Professor), Kirthi Kalyanam, Shelby H. McIntyre
(Department Co-Chair), Edward F. McQuarrie
Associate Professor: J. Michael Munson
Assistant Professors: Xiaojing Dong, Ling-Jing Kao, Desmond Lo, Kumar Sarangee
Marketing operates at the cutting edge of a well-managed organization. Development
of decision-making and managerial skills are the major objectives of the Department of
Marketing program, with special emphases in innovation, high technology, retailing, and
consumer products. Marketing is the function that links a business to its markets and
customers. Marketing acts as the eyes and the ears for a firm, helping managers identify
market opportunities and listen to customer needs and wants. It is also the firm’s voice,
handling communications with customers and deciding on advertising and sales messages. Finally, strategic marketing addresses competitive threats and opportunities, guiding a firm’s efforts to deliver superior value. Because customer analysis and competitive
advantage are so crucial to business success, a degree in marketing provides a solid foundation for a general management career leading to executive responsibilities. It can also
provide the basis for a more focused career in such areas as advertising, retailing, sales,
brand management, and market research.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business
requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, students majoring in
marketing must complete the following departmental requirements:
• MKTG 182 and 183 (to be completed early in junior year)
• After completion of MKTG 182 and 183, three courses in an area of marketing
emphasis chosen from one of the areas below:
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
165. Multi-Channel Retail Marketing
The design and management of store, catalog, and Internet-based retail channels. Topics include how retailers create value for the
producer and the end user, the financial and
marketing strategies that underlie retailing
formats, target marketing decisions, category management, how retail price promotions work, managing customer service, and
the execution of retail marketing decisions.
Mini cases, video cases, an applied project,
and guest speakers from industry will be utilized to provide practical illustration of various concepts and stimulate class discussion.
Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
168. and 169. Advanced Retail Seminar
In-depth examination of a number of topics critical to future executives in a retailing
environment. Focus is on the use of consumer information and information technology to improve managerial decision
making. Topics include consumer trends,
multi-channel retail models, analysis of
high-performance retailers, building information-centric organizations, store operations, negotiation, sales promotion and
advertising, merchandise and inventory
planning, and supply chain management.
Prerequisites: MKTG 165, 181 or 181S, and
declared retail studies minor. MKTG 168
must be taken prior to 169. (5 units)
175. Internet Marketing
What is the role of e-commerce in today’s
marketing environment? How are marketers integrating e-commerce into their
marketing activities? What are some of the
major problems and opportunities that
e-commerce activities pose for the marketing manager? Project required. Prerequisite:
MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
176. Services Marketing
and Management
Effective marketing and management in
service enterprises, including hospitality,
tourism, financial services, retailing, health
care, education, accounting, telecommunications, technical and information services,
among others. Focus on customer satisfaction, service quality, service design and implementation, pricing, and promotion. Use
of cases, field trips, and projects to develop
and apply course concepts. Prerequisite:
MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
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178. Marketing Across Cultures
Success in global markets requires developing marketing programs that are sensitive to
cultural differences. This course emphasizes
the cultural factors that drive consumption
behavior in international markets. A sociocultural perspective is applied to traditional
marketing concepts such as targeting, positioning, advertising, branding, pricing, and
distribution to develop marketing programs
to successfully penetrate international markets. Mechanisms for participating in foreign markets such as exports, licensing, and
joint ventures are evaluated. Ethical marketing issues in international contexts are explored. Prerequisites: MKTG 181 or 181S
and MGMT 80. (5 units)
181. Principles of Marketing
Introduction to the fundamental principles
of contemporary marketing. Covers the role
of marketing in society, marketing strategy
and planning, segmentation, product policy, pricing decisions, promotion, and
distribution. Stresses topical examples. Emphasizes application of basic principles, information sourcing, analytical thinking, and
communication skills. Prerequisite: Must
have 60 units or greater, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
181S. Principles of Marketing
Introduction to the fundamental principles
of contemporary marketing. Covers the role
of marketing in society, marketing strategy
and planning, segmentation, product policy, pricing decisions, promotion, and
distribution. Stresses topical examples. Emphasizes application of basic principles, information sourcing, analytical thinking, and
communication skills. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to students in the Leavey Scholars Program. Must have 60 units or greater,
or permission of instructor. (5 units)
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182. Market Analysis
Study of the application of marketing research methodology to the solution of business problems. Role of marketing research:
its design, execution, analysis, and presentation. Projects and use of computers to analyze data. Prerequisites: OMIS 41 and
MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
183. Customer Behavior
How consumers process information and
make buying decisions. Investigation of influence factors, such as attitudes, personality,
culture, motivation, perception, and reference groups on consumer decision making.
Decision processes of industrial buyers in
business-to-business markets are also studied and compared to those of individuals in
consumer markets. Particular emphasis on
understanding the decision-making process
(both consumer and industrial) and its application to the development of sound marketing strategy. An applied project, videos,
and mini-cases are used to illustrate the
practical application of various concepts.
Prerequisites: OMIS 41 and MKTG 181 or
181S or permission of instructor. (5 units)
185. Sales Management
This course puts the student in the role of
being a prospective sales or marketing manager. The objective is to provide students
with user-level knowledge of sales concepts
and management methodologies necessary
to effectively perform and manage the sales
function. The format of the course enables
the student to apply the use of these concepts to both selling consumer products and
to high-tech, industrial direct selling. Project required. Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or
181S. (5 units)
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186. Integrated Marketing
Communications
Introduction to integrated marketing communications (IMC), this course provides a
fundamental understanding of communication theory, marketing, branding, integrating
marcom tactics, planning, and coordination
of IMC programs. How traditional media including public relations, direct response, print
advertising, collateral, sales support and trade
shows is being integrated with the Internet
and technology that is changing how companies and organizations communicate, collaborate, interact, and influence outcomes
with stakeholder and targeted publics is addressed. This course provides students with
the skills necessary to plan, develop, execute,
and coordinate an integrated marketing communications campaign. Project required. Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
(BPM) delivered by leading industry practitioners expose students to current, real-life,
functional practices. The role of the Internet
in connecting, collaborating, interacting,
online transactions and building relationships with targeted marketing segments is
emphasized. Students will learn how leading Silicon Valley companies meet the challenges of marketing their products in today’s
global, Internet world. Project required. Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
187. Strategic Product Marketing
Emphasis on the process of branding, the
role of the product/brand manager in a
company, along with the experience of executing marketing strategy. The course also
focuses on new product development. Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or 181S. (5 units)
198. Internship
Opportunity for upper-division students to
work in local firms and complete a supervised academic project in that setting. Prerequisites: Declared marketing major, MKTG
181 or 181S, 182, and permission of faculty
coordinator. (1–3 units)
188. Business-to-Business Marketing
This overview demonstrates how businessto-business (B2B) marketing differs from
business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing.
Learn how to apply marketing principles
and conceptual frameworks when business
sells to business. Understand how such factors as demand, product, buyers, decision
making, and relationships affect B2B marketing strategy. Business Practice Modules
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. Independent studies are normally permitted
only under special circumstances. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair at least two weeks prior to
registration. (1–5 units)
197. Special Topics in Marketing
Occasional current and interdisciplinary
courses offered on a one-time or infrequent
basis or cross-listed with offerings in other
departments. Consult quarterly schedule of
classes for description. Prerequisites: MKTG
181 or 181S and declared marketing major.
(5 units)
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OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Professors: Robert A. Collins (Naumes Family Professor), Manoochehr Ghiassi,
Chaiho Kim (Joseph S. Alemany Professor), Steven Nahmias, Stephen A. Smith,
Andrew Starbird
Associate Professors: Narendra Agrawal (Department Chair), Charles D. Feinstein,
Andy A. Tsay
Assistant Professors: Wingyan Chung, Manoj Parameswaran, Mu Xia
As an operations and management information systems (OMIS) major, students focus
on the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods in
business organizations. In addition to mastering the core Leavey School of Business requirements, students specialize in the skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate the computer-based systems that are necessary to manage business operations effectively. In today’s
fast-changing, information-driven corporate environment, OMIS majors are in a unique position to develop practical, integrated solutions to complex problems. Their training in both
information systems and business places OMIS majors on the fast track toward satisfying
and exciting careers. In addition to the major in OMIS, the OMIS and Accounting departments offer a joint major in accounting and information systems.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, students majoring in operations and management information systems and in accounting and information systems
must complete the following departmental requirements:
Major in Operations and Management Information Systems
• OMIS 30 or OMIS 31 (OMIS majors and minors may use either of these
courses to satisfy the Information Systems requirement in the Leavey School of
Business curriculum)
• OMIS 105, 106, and 107
• Three courses from OMIS 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 135,137, 150, 170,
and 173
Major in Accounting and Information Systems
• ACTG 20, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136, and 138
• OMIS 30 or OMIS 31
• OMIS 105, 106, and 150
• One course from OMIS 111, 113, 135
Accounting and information systems majors may use either OMIS 30 or OMIS 31 to
satisfy the information systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
The OMIS department offers a minor in management information systems for both
non-OMIS majors in the Leavey School of Business as well as nonbusiness majors. This
minor provides non-OMIS majors the opportunity to enhance their understanding of information technology in general and how to apply this technology to their major field of
study. Upon completion of the requirements for the minor, a certificate of completion will
be awarded to the student.
Students with a minor in management information systems must complete the following requirements:
• OMIS 30 or OMIS 31 (OMIS minors may use either of these courses to satisfy the
Information Systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum)
• OMIS 105 (Database Management Systems)
• Three courses from OMIS 107, 111, 113, 135, 137, or 150
Nonbusiness students with a minor in management information systems must also complete the following requirements:
• One course in mathematics from MATH 7, 11, or 30
• One course in statistics and data analysis from OMIS 40, MATH 8, PSYC 40,
or COMM 110
• Three courses in business from BUSN 70, MGMT 160, MGMT 161, MKTG
181, FNCE 121, or OMIS 108
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
17. Introduction to
Business Computing
Use of an integrated set of software tools to
solve business problems and communicate
results of analysis. Software tools include
spreadsheets, databases, graphical tools, and
presentation tools. Use of computer networks to access business information.
Course is restricted to accounting, finance,
economics, marketing, management and
OMIS majors; and MIS, general business,
economics, retail studies, and information
technology and society minors. Prerequisite:
Working knowledge of one word-processing
software program. (4 units)
30. Structured Programming
Basic principles of structured computer programming. Emphasis on problem solving,
top-down program design, and thinking
like a programmer. Students will do several
programming assignments as the basis for
business application development in database design and systems programming
courses. Focuses on essential aspects of business software such as good design, modularity, efficiency, documentation, clarity,
portability, and style. Students who receive
credit for CSCI 10 (formerly Math 10),
COEN 6, COEN 11, or OMIS 31 may
not take this course for credit. (4 units)
31. Business Applications
Programming
Develop and implement business application programs using software tools such as
Visual Studio, Visual Web Developer, and
Dreamweaver. Students will develop both
Windows and Web-based applications. Assignments will use programming frameworks such as .Net Framework and PHP.
Students who take CSCI 10 (formerly
MATH 10), OMIS 30, COEN 6, or
COEN 11 may not take this course for
credit. (4 units)
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34. Science, Information Technology,
Business, and Society
Examines the complex relationship between
science, information technology, business,
and society. Investigates major breakthroughs in information technology, how
they were influenced by business needs and
how they affect business and society. Explores social and cultural values in business
science and technology, and economic challenges posed by rapid business IT. Also examines the workings of major components
of information technology used in business
today. (4 units)
40. Statistics and Data Analysis I
First in a two-course sequence. Students
learn to describe, summarize, and evaluate
sets of data using numerical and graphical
methods; to quantitatively express the probability of events and formulate the probability of joint, marginal, and conditional
events; to employ probability distributions
to describe the probabilities associated with
discrete and continuous random variables;
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to design and evaluate sample data collection plans for quantitative and qualitative
data; to measure and evaluate the error associated with parameter estimation using samples; and to construct interval estimates for
the population mean and the population
proportion. Students analyze real-world
data using spreadsheet software. Prerequisites: MATH 11 or MATH 30 and OMIS
17. (4 units)
41. Statistics and Data Analysis II
Second in a two-course sequence. Students
learn to formulate hypotheses about population parameters and define the errors associated with hypothesis testing; to construct
confidence intervals and test hypotheses
about means, proportions, and variances; to
formulate and test hypotheses about multinomial data and independence; to construct
and evaluate both simple linear and multiple regression models; and to predict the
value of dependent variables using regression models. Analysis of real-world data
using spreadsheet software. Prerequisite:
OMIS 40. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
105. Database Management Systems
Introduces students to issues related to database and database management systems
(DBMS). Students will acquire technical
and managerial skills in planning, analysis,
logical design, physical design, implementation, and maintenance of databases. Handson training in relational database design,
SQL, normalization, and database implementation will be provided. Use of DBMS
software is required. Emphasis is placed on
the problems and issues of managing in a
database environment. Prerequisite: OMIS
30, OMIS 31, or OMIS 34. (5 units)
106. Systems Analysis and Design
Development of methods of structured systems analysis and design. Emphasis on information systems for business applications.
Methods include physical modeling, logical
modeling, flowcharts, data flow diagrams,
hierarchy (HIPO) models, structured English, entity-relationship diagrams, and structure charts. Application of these tools to a
systems analysis and design project is required. (5 units)
107. Systems Programming
Discussion of the fundamental concepts of
systems programming. Major focus on the
overall structure and capabilities of modern
operating systems (LINUX/UNIX, Windows, etc.) and how to use operating system
facilities to manipulate files and processes.
Also covers shells and scripting programming concepts for performing system-level
programming assignments on dedicated
computer systems. Development of several
software assignments utilizing systems programming concepts is required. Prerequisite:
OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
108. Operations Management
Survey of analysis and design methods for
business systems that produce and deliver
goods and services. Topics chosen from the
following: process analysis, sales forecasting,
production planning and scheduling, inventory control, materials requirement planning,
quality control, ‘‘just-in-time” manufacturing techniques, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: OMIS 41. (5 units)
108S. Operations Management
Survey of analysis and design methods for
business systems that produce and deliver
goods and services. Topics chosen from the
following: process analysis, sales forecasting,
production planning and scheduling, inventory control, materials requirement planning,
quality control, ‘‘just-in-time” manufacturing techniques, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to
students in the Leavey Scholars Program. OMIS
41. (5 units)
109. Computer Decision Models
Methods for solving decision problems encountered in business situations. Emphasis
on problem formulation and application of
spreadsheet-based algorithms for solution.
Linear models and linear programming.
Sensitivity analysis. Network models. Integer and nonlinear programming. Decision
analysis and value of information. Dynamic
analysis and principle of optimality. Prerequisite: OMIS 41. (5 units)
110. Computer Simulation Modeling
Examination of computer simulation modeling for the design and operation of complex processes or systems. Theory and
techniques of simulation and simulation languages such as SLAM, GPSS, and GASP;
inventory control; assembly and job-shop
scheduling; and manufacturing process
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design. Prerequisites: OMIS 41 and OMIS
30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
111. Computer Communications
Systems
Designed to provide the IS professional with
a basic literacy in communication technologies driving the digital economy. Basics of
data and telecommunications, LANs,
WANs, broadband, analog and digital communications, Internet architecture and concepts, wireless including cellular and
WLANs, and market and regulatory issues
are covered. Emphasis on being able to assess the business impact of networking technologies; covers state-of-the-art. Prerequisite:
OMIS 30, OMIS 31, or OMIS 34. (5 units)
112. Artificial Intelligence and
Expert Systems for Business
This course will examine the applications of
artificial intelligence and expert systems for
business. Topics will include rule-based systems, data and Web mining, and other
knowledge-based systems. Prerequisite:
OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
113. Data Warehousing and
Business Intelligence
This course will examine a broad collection
of software tools and analytical applications
that allow enterprises to analyze data maintained in data warehouses and operational
databases for business intelligence. Topics to
study include data storage and data integration architecture, enterprise analytics, business intelligence tools and presentations.
Students will acquire hands-on experience
in building business intelligence applications. Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.
(5 units)
117. Software Development Project
Integration of system and programming
concepts to develop a comprehensive software system. Also presents an overview of
software development methodology. Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
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135. Enterprise Resource
Planning Systems
Study of data and process integration across
a company onto a single computer system.
Analysis of ERP system technologies, including databases. Class project requires setting up an ERP system module using
Oracle and/or SAP systems. Case studies
and guest speakers from industry. Prerequisite: OMIS 105 or COEN 178. (5 units)
137. Object-Oriented Programming
Introduction to object-oriented design
methodology. Discussion of different programming paradigms, concepts of data abstraction, inheritance, and encapsulation.
Topics include an overview of Java programming language, classes and objects, data abstraction, inheritance, I/O packages,
exceptions, threads and GUI. Development
of several programming assignments using
Java is required. Prerequisite: OMIS 30,
OMIS 31, or equivalent. (5 units)
145. Competitive Quality
Slogans like “Quality is Job 1”; “When it
absolutely, positively has to be there
overnight”; and “The Dependability People” leave little doubt as to the importance
of quality in commercial competition. This
course explores how quality contributes to
competitiveness. The course starts by defining quality and introducing methods for
measuring quality. The course investigates
variation in quality and its effect on firm
performance, and studies methods for monitoring and controlling quality including
quality control charts and sampling inspection. Finally, in light of new developments
in operations theory and in technology for
tracking and monitoring products, the
course also tackles strategic supply chain issues associated with quality. Case studies
and field trips are used to bolster student
understanding. Prerequisites: ECON 1 and
OMIS 108 or OMIS 108S. (5 units)
150. Financial Information Systems
Course focuses on computer-based financial information systems that allow finance
and accounting professionals to acquire and
manage a company’s financial system. Topics include the business functions of a financial information system, the technical
aspects of the system, and the management
issues of implementing such a system. Students will acquire hands-on experience
using enterprise resource planning systems.
Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
170. Physical Database Design
Methodology for design of physical file
structures to support single-and multiplefile applications. Query optimization using
indexes. Data structures, file structures, file
access methods, file manipulation, and
algorithmic analysis. Prerequisite: OMIS
105. (5 units)
173. E-Commerce Technologies
An integrated course discussing topics
needed to build, operate, and maintain ebusinesses. Topics include scripting languages, mark up languages, security, online
transaction, and multimedia operation. Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
198. Internship
Opportunity for selected upper-division
students to work in local businesses or government units or firms. Note: A student
cannot use a collection of internship courses
to satisfy the upper-division course requirement for either the OMIS major or the MIS
minor. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing
and approval of the undergraduate committee
one week prior to registration. (1–2 units)
199. Directed Reading/
Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upperdivision students with a faculty sponsor. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved
by instructor and chair one week prior to registration. (1–5 units)
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School of Engineering
Dean: M. Godfrey Mungal
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Ruth E. Davis
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies: Aleksandar Zecevic
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development: Nam Ling
The mission of the School of Engineering is to educate and serve students for the benefit of the Silicon Valley area, the state, the nation, and the world. The engineering school
does this through academic programs that educate professional engineers who practice
with competence, conscience, and compassion, through scholarly activities that create
and disseminate new knowledge, and through service activities that benefit our various
constituencies and humanity in general. The specialized Bachelor of Science programs in
Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by ABET.
All courses offered through the School of Engineering are taught under tenets set forth
in the Engineering Honor Code. The Engineering Honor Code is a long-standing Santa
Clara tradition instituted at the request of students. The code states: “All students taking
courses in the School of Engineering agree, individually and collectively, that they will not
give or receive unpermitted aid in examinations or other coursework that is to be used by
the instructor as the basis of grading.” Students and teachers cooperate and share responsibilities under the code. Teachers are responsible for making clear what aid is permissible and for using procedures that minimize temptations to violate the code. Students are
responsible for behaving honorably, for actively ensuring that others uphold the code,
and for being responsive to violations.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
The School of Engineering confers the degree of Bachelor of Science with majors in
civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science and engineering, Web design
and engineering, electrical engineering, general engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering can be individualized to accommodate the interests of a student. There is a predefined concentration that prepares a student for the field of bioengineering. In addition, the engineering school offers minors in
engineering, computer engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering as well as an interdisciplinary minor in biomedical engineering. All of the undergraduate engineering programs require students to complete
extensive course sequences in mathematics and natural science as well as engineering.
Success in completing these critical course sequences is highly dependent upon having the
necessary technical background at each stage. Accordingly, prerequisites for all engineering courses are strictly enforced.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science in the School of Engineering, students
must complete the minimum number of units specified for the particular major and satisfy
the requirements of the University Core Curriculum and the departmental major.
University Core Curriculum
Critical Thinking and Writing
Two courses in composition:
• CTW 1 and 2 (engineering students should take sections with special emphasis
on Science, Technology, and Society)
Advanced Writing
One course as specified in the respective departmental major requirements
Religion, Theology, and Culture
Three courses approved to satisfy the core requirements
Culture and Ideas 1 and 2
One course sequence from the approved list of Culture and Ideas course sequences
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Course requirements are specified in the respective departmental major requirements
Second Language
Recommended proficiency in one foreign language; requirement is satisfied by two years
of high school study in a foreign language
Social Science
The social science requirement may be met by any course from the approved list
Civic Engagement
The civic engagement requirement may be met by one of two options:
• One course with an approved civic engagement component
• A combination of ENGR 1 and a senior design project
Ethics
One course in general or applied ethics from the approved list
Diversity
One course from the approved list
Arts
The arts requirement may be met by one of two options:
• One course from the approved list
• A combination of ENGL 181 and a senior design project (pending approval)
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Experiential Learning
One course with an approved experiential learning component
Pathways
Three courses with a common theme linked into a declared pathway
MINORS IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Minor in Engineering
The School of Engineering offers a minor in general engineering open to engineering and
nonengineering majors. Requirements for the minor are outlined in the General Engineering section of this chapter.
Minor in Computer Engineering
The Department of Computer Engineering offers a minor in computer engineering
open to engineering and non-engineering majors. Requirements for the minor are outlined
in the Computer Engineering section of this chapter.
Minor in Computer Science and Engineering
The Department of Computer Engineering offers a minor in computer science and engineering open to engineering and nonengineering majors. Requirements for the minor are
outlined in the Computer Engineering section of this chapter.
Minor in Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a minor in electrical engineering open
to engineering and non-engineering majors. Requirements for the minor are outlined in the
Electrical Engineering section of this chapter.
Minor in Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a minor in mechanical engineering
open to engineering and nonengineering majors. Requirements for the minor are outlined
in the Mechanical Engineering section of this chapter.
Minor in Biomedical Engineering
The School of Engineering offers an interdisciplinary minor in biomedical engineering
designed for students who are science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, students
completing prerequisites for medical school, and engineering majors. Requirements for this
minor are outlined in Chapter 6, Interdisciplinary Minors and Other Programs of Study.
CENTERS, INSTITUTES, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Cooperative Education Program
The Cooperative Education Program integrates classroom work with practical experience by providing alternate or parallel periods of college education with periods of training in industry and government. The objective of the program is to provide students the
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opportunity to enhance their academic knowledge, to further their professional development, and to learn how to work effectively as individual contributors and group members. The industrial training is related to the student’s field of study and often is diversified
to afford a wide range of experience. To qualify for the program, undergraduate students
must have completed at least 90 quarter units and have a grade point average of 2.5 or
higher. Credit earned in the program may be used to meet undergraduate degree requirements.
Center for Nanostructures
The Center for Nanostructures uses state-of-the-art equipment to educate students and
to advance the field of nanoscale science and technology. The mission of the center is to conduct, promote, and nurture nanoscale science and technology, interdisciplinary research,
and education activities at the University, and to position the University as a national center of innovation in nanoscience education and nanostructures research. Ongoing research
projects include On-Chip Interconnect Modeling, Carbon Nanotubes/Nanofibers and
Electrical/Biological System Interfaces. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students utilize the center for research projects.
Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science
Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs are offered by the
departments of Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Requirements for the combined degree programs are outlined in the
appropriate departmental section of this chapter.
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Senior Lecturer: Stephen A. Chiappari (Department Chair)
The Department of Applied Mathematics offers only graduate degree programs and
operates in a service mode at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate courses offered by
the department have been designed to bridge mathematical theory and engineering
applications.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
106. Differential Equations
First-order linear differential equations, systems of linear differential equations, homogeneous systems of linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, the
Laplace transform, the solution of differential equations by Laplace transform. Prerequisite: MATH 14 or MATH 21. (4 units)
108. Probability and Statistics
Definitions of probability, sets, sample
spaces, conditional and total probability,
random variables, distributions, functions
of random variables, sampling, estimation
of parameters, testing hypotheses. Prerequisite: MATH 14 or MATH 21. (4 units)
118. Numerical Methods
Numerical solution of algebraic and transcendental equations, numerical differentiation and integration, and solution of
ordinary differential equations. Solution of
representative problems on the digital computer. Prerequisites: AMTH 106 and one of
the following: COEN 11, COEN 44, COEN
45, CSCI 10. (4 units)
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Professor Emeritus: E. John Finnemore
Professors: Mark Aschheim, Sukhmander Singh (Wilmot J. Nicholson Family Professor)
Associate Professors: Steven C. Chiesa (Department Chair), Edwin Maurer,
Reynaud L. Serrette (Department Chair)
Assistant Professor: Rachel He
The Department of Civil Engineering offers a well-balanced undergraduate program
that strives to develop graduates who are capable of solving complex problems with fixed
and oftentimes limited resources. The application of state-of-the-art skills, a sound understanding of engineering principles, the ability to communicate and articulate ideas, and
preparation for lifelong learning are some of the key areas of focus in the civil engineering
curriculum. At the completion of the undergraduate program, graduates are well equipped
to enter the practice or pursue advanced studies in any of the civil engineering disciplines.
The department provides students with the necessary guidance to develop their full potential within the context of their own personal experiences and the expectations of the profession. As graduates of the civil engineering program, junior engineers get involved in the
planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure that is critical to daily
life, including buildings, transportation systems, airports, irrigation systems, water supplies,
supply systems, and environmental protection facilities.
The Department of Civil Engineering has worked with its advisory board and other key
constituencies to produce the set of Program Educational Objectives shown below. Specifically, the department has committed itself to providing a program that produces graduates
who, within five years of graduation, will:
• Contribute positively to the design, construction, maintenance and advancement of civil engineering-based systems critical to a sustainable quality of life in
a changing world
• Embrace the University mission and its corresponding goals
• Recognize their professional and personal responsibility to their community
• Recognize the need for a commitment to lifelong learning
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, students majoring in civil engineering must complete a minimum
of 193 units and the following department requirements:
English
• ENGL 181, 182 (or approved equivalent)
Mathematics and Natural Science
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• AMTH 106 (or MATH 22) and AMTH 108 (or MATH 122)
• CHEM 11
• PHYS 31, 32, 33
• CENG 20
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• ENGR 1
• ELEN 50
• MECH 10, 121, 122
• CENG 10, 15, 41, 42, 43, 115, 121, 125, 128, 132, 134, 135, 140, 141, 143,
145, 192A, 192B, 193, 194
Technical Electives
Three technical electives with at least one course from each of the two categories below:
• Design-focused electives: CENG 119, 133, 136, 137, 138, 142, 144, 146, 147, 150
• Analysis-focused electives: CENG 118, 123, 139, 148, 149, 151, 160, 161, 162, 163
The electives should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor to satisfy the
requirements of the general civil engineering program or one of the approved emphasis area
programs in civil engineering.
COMBINED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
AND MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Department of Civil Engineering offers a combined degree program leading to
the Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. Under the combined degree program,
an undergraduate student begins taking courses required for a master’s degree before completing the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and typically completes the requirements
for a Master of Science in Civil Engineering within a year of completing the bachelor’s
degree.
Undergraduate students admitted to the combined degree program are required to
enroll in the program between February of their junior year and December of their senior year. Students in this program will receive their bachelor’s degree after satisfying the
standard undergraduate degree requirements. To earn a master’s degree, students must fulfill all requirements for the degree, including the completion of 45 units of coursework
beyond that applied to the bachelor’s degree. No individual course can be used to satisfy
requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.
CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORIES
The Simulation and Design Laboratory maintains Windows-based personal computers that are used in course assignments and design projects. Commercial software packages in all the major areas of civil engineering are available on the systems with user
documentation available to students.
The Concrete Testing Laboratory contains facilities for mixing, casting, curing, and testing concrete cylinders and constructing reinforced-concrete test specimens.
The Environmental Laboratory is equipped with instrumentation needed for basic
chemical and biological characterization of water, wastewater, and air samples as well as
several pilot-scale treatment systems.
The Geology Laboratory is equipped with extensive rock and mineral samples as well
as topographic, geologic, and soil maps.
The Hydraulics Laboratory is shared with the Department of Mechanical Engineering
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The Soil Mechanics Laboratory contains equipment for testing soils in shear, consolidation, and compaction; equipment for other physical and chemical tests; field testing and
sampling equipment; and a complete cyclic triaxial testing system with computer controls
used for both research and instructional purposes.
The Structural and Strength of Materials Laboratory is equipped with three universal
testing machines, a closed-loop MTS hydraulic system used for testing of structural assemblies under various load conditions, and a series of digital and analog instruments
and high-speed data acquisition and control systems.
The Surveying Laboratory has a wide variety of equipment, including self-leveling levels, transits, theodolites, and a total station system available for instructional purposes.
The Traffic Laboratory has traffic volume counters that are used in studies to classify
vehicles and measure their speeds in user-specified ranges and periods of time used for instructional and research purposes.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
5. Project Impacts on the Community
and the Environment
Introduction to the decision-making concepts that determine the feasibility of a project. Aspects of project planning, evaluation,
and implementation. Identification of impacts on the community and the environment. (4 units)
10. Surveying
Survey instruments: their use and care.
Principles of topographic mapping, linear
measurements, leveling, traverses, curves,
boundary, and public surveys. Field laboratory. (4 units)
15. Computer Applications
in Civil Engineering
Computer-based methods for technical
problem solving. Introduction to some of
the basic features in spreadsheet and math
analysis programs to aid engineering solutions. Visual Basic programming in a
spreadsheet environment. Graphical presentation of technical data. AutoCAD basics.
Laboratory. (4 units)
20. Geology
Development and formation of geologic
materials. Significance of structure, land
form, erosion, deposition. Stream and
shoreline processes. Surface water. Laboratory. (4 units)
41. Mechanics I: Statics
Resolution and composition of force systems and equilibrium of force systems acting on structures and mechanisms.
Distributed forces. Friction. Moments of inertia. Prerequisite: PHYS 31. (4 units)
42. Mechanics II: Dynamics
Dynamics of a particle. Work and energy
methods. Momentum methods. Kinetics of
systems of particles. Prerequisite: CENG 41.
(3 units)
43. Mechanics III: Strength of Materials
Analysis of stresses and strains in machines
and structural members. Analysis of members subject to axial forces, torsion, bending,
shear, and torsion under individual and
combined loads. Stability of columns. Introduction to energy methods. Laboratory.
Prerequisite: CENG 41. (5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
115. Civil Engineering Materials
Common civil engineering materials, focusing on steel, concrete, and wood, and touching on asphalt and epoxy. Structure and
properties of materials, their production
processes, and experimental methods used
for determining their key properties. Sustainability implications of materials choices.
Prerequisite: CHEM 11. (4 units)
118. Construction Engineering
Construction management. Equipment.
Drawings and specifications, cost estimating,
bidding. Contracts, bonds, financing, insurance. Labor. Project planning and scheduling. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)
119. Designing for
Sustainable Construction
Design strategies for sustainable commercial and residential construction. Use of
LEED criteria for assessing sustainable construction. Team-based project planning,
design, and construction. Economic evaluation of sustainable technologies. Overall
project management. Prerequisite: Junior
standing. (4 units)
121. Geotechnical Engineering
Origin, development, and properties of
soils. Classification of soils and applications
of engineering mechanics to soils as an engineering material. Water in soils. Soil-testing methods. Compaction, stabilization,
consolidation, shear strength, and slope stability. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CENG 20
and 43. (4 units)
123. Environmental Reaction
Engineering
Reaction stoichiometry and kinetics. Reactions of environmental significance. Dynamic and equilibrium system modeling.
Reactor configurations and their effects on
extent of the reaction. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 or equivalent, AMTH
106, and junior standing. (4 units)
125. Municipal Engineering Design
Various aspects of civil engineering as applied in municipal (public works) design
practice. Maps and plats; site layout and
earthworks; drainage; streets and utilities.
Design laboratory. Prerequisite: CENG 10.
(4 units)
128. Engineering Economics
Time value of money. Economic analysis of
engineering projects. Planning and capital
budgeting. Rate-of-return analysis. Depreciation. Cash-flow analysis. (2 units)
132. Structural Analysis
Analysis of statically determinate beams,
trusses, and frames. Influence lines for
beams and trusses. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Modeling and
analysis of structures using commercial software applications. Prerequisites: CENG 15
and CENG 43. (4 units)
133. Timber Design
Timber structural systems. Design of structural members for tension, compression,
bending, and shear. Design of shear walls
and diaphragms. Connection and hardware
design and specification. Timber design
project required. Prerequisite: CENG 132.
(4 units)
134. Structural Steel Design
Load and resistance factor design concepts
of structural steel design for building structures. Types of load. Design of individual
members including tension members,
beams, and columns. Overview of connections. Steel design project is required. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)
135. Reinforced Concrete Design
Ultimate strength design of reinforced
concrete members considering flexure,
shear, and axial forces. Anchorage and development of reinforcing bars. Laboratory
includes experiments to illustrate influence
of design requirements on structural behavior. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (5 units)
136. Advanced Concrete Structures
Analysis and design of reinforced-concrete
frame and wall structures for gravity and lateral loads; use of strut and tie method for
disturbed regions; and introduction to prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CENG 135.
(4 units)
137. Earthquake Engineering Design
Introduction to seismic sources, wave propagation, and effects on structures. Spectral
representations of demands. Design according to current code provisions and using
simplified pushover methods. Prerequisite:
CENG 132. (4 units)
138. Geotechnical Engineering Design
Foundation exploration; bearing capacity
and settlement analysis; spread foundations;
piles and caissons; earth-retaining structures;
loads on underground conduits; subsurface
construction. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and
CENG 135. (4 units)
139. Groundwater Hydrology
Groundwater occurrence, flow principles,
flow to wells, and regional flow. Ground
water contamination, management, and
modeling. Field methods. Field trips. Prerequisite: MECH 122. (3 units)
140. Water Resources Engineering
Concepts, analysis, and engineering design
related to various aspects of water resources:
hydrologic cycle, evaporation, infiltration,
precipitation, snow, flood frequency, water
supply, and runoff management. Impacts of
development, land use, and climate changes
on water supply, and the importance of
these changes to society. Laboratory. Prerequisite: MECH 122 or permission of instructor.
(4 units)
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141. Hydraulic Engineering
Principles of hydraulics; flow in pipes and
pipe networks; water hammer and surge
tanks; flow in open channels; hydraulic
machinery. Prerequisites: CENG 15 and
MECH 122. (4 units)
142. Water Resources Design
Design of system components for water
supply and flood control projects including
storage facilities, closed conduits, open
channels, well fields, and pumping systems.
Prerequisites: CENG 140 and 141. (4 units)
143. Environmental Engineering
Water and air quality. Water supply and
pollution control; air pollution control.
Management of solid wastes. Laboratory.
Prerequisites: CHEM 11, MATH 12, and
junior standing. (4 units)
144. Environmental Systems Design
Design of treatment and distribution systems for potable water. Design of collection
and treatment systems for water pollution
control and wastewater reclamation. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CENG 141 and 143.
(4 units)
145. Transportation Engineering
Design
Transportation systems analysis. Traffic flow.
Highway geometric design, traffic control,
transportation planning. Transportation
policies and economics. Prerequisites: CENG
10 and junior standing. (4 units)
146. Design of Cold-Formed
Steel Frame Structures
Introduction to the fundamentals of coldformed steel frame construction. Review of
current design and construction practice,
specifications, standards and codes. Practical
design of members and connection detailing. Understanding evaluation reports. Prerequisite: CENG 133, 134 or 135. (4 units)
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147. Pavement Design
Paving materials. Geometric and structural
design of highways. Urban street layout and
details. Layout and design of airport runways. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and 135.
(4 units)
148. Structural Systems
Introduction to principles for choosing
structural systems and performance criteria.
Fire, sound and thermal requirements for
buildings. Estimation of design loads. Approximate techniques for system design and
evaluation. Horizontal and vertical subsystems. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (3 units)
149. Civil Systems Engineering
Introduction to engineering systems analysis and management technologies and their
applications to civil engineering problems
such as transportation, assignment, critical
path, and maximum flow problems. Topics
include linear programming, nonlinear programming, probability, and queuing theory,
as well as relevant applications to civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: MATH 13
and junior standing. (4 units)
150. Traffic Engineering:
Design and Operations
Basic characteristics of motor vehicle traffic,
highway and intersection capacity, applications of traffic control devices, traffic data
studies, signal design, traffic safety. May be
taken for graduate credit. Prerequisite:
CENG 145. (4 units)
151. Special Topics in
Transportation Engineering
Coverage of special topics in transportation
engineering including dynamic traffic flow
forecasting, analysis and application of traffic flow patterns, and static and dynamic
traffic analysis and modeling for short-term
and long-term planning and optimization.
Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)
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160. GIS in Water Resources
Introduction to Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) technology with applications
in watershed analysis and hydrology. Obtaining and processing digital information
for watersheds, mapping terrain, spatial
analysis, computing river networks from
digital elevation models, preparing data for
hydrologic modeling for water supply and
flood studies. Prerequisites: Junior standing
and experience with Windows directory and
file management. (3 units)
161. Sustainable Water Resources
Covers techniques related to analysis and
design of water resources systems, from
flood control projects to drinking water supply, as environmental and societal values
shift. Material includes sustainable and lowimpact design techniques, climate change
impacts on water, assessing sustainability,
life-cycle economics, and current topics.
(3 units)
162. Computational Water Resources
Use of professional applications software to
design and evaluate facility components and
systems for water resources engineering
projects. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CENG
140 and 141. (3 units)
163. Solid Waste Management
Characterization of solid waste streams.
Overview of collection, transport, processing, and disposal options. Waste stream
reduction and resource recovery strategies.
(4 units)
188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program
designed to give students work experience
related to their academic field of study and
career objectives. Satisfactory completion of
the assignment includes preparation of a
summary report on co-op activities. P/NP
grading. (2 units)
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189. Co-op Technical Report
Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity such as a design or research
project, etc., after completing the co-op assignment. Approval of department co-op
advisor required. Letter grades based on
content and presentation quality of report.
(2 units)
193. Senior Design Project I
Investigation of an approved civil engineering project. The design process—including
problem formulation, analysis, preliminary
design, final design, and plans—is completed. Formal public presentation of results. Prerequisites: CENG 192A and ENGL
181. (4 units)
192A. Civil Engineering
Design Methods
Introduction to problem-solving methodology for design of civil engineering systems
and components. Applications of engineering techniques and procedures to civil engineering design. Preliminary design studies
and evaluation of alternatives. Environmental impact assessment. Selection of a topic
for the Senior Design Project (CENG 193)
and initial conceptual design. Prerequisite:
Senior standing. (2 units)
194. Senior Design Project II
Continuation of the senior project. Formal
public presentation of the results. Prerequisite: CENG 193. (1 unit)
192B. Development of
Construction Drawings
Content and organization of construction
drawings. Advanced CAD techniques. Role
of drawings and written specifications. Prerequisites: MECH 10 and junior standing.
(2 units)
197. Special Topics in
Civil Engineering
Subjects of current interest. May be taken
more than once if topics differ. (1–4 units)
198. Internship
Time off campus with an engineering
organization. Different aspects of work in
the assigned professional office. Oral and
written reports. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of internship coordinator.
(4–5 units)
199. Directed Research
Investigation of an approved engineering
problem and preparation of a suitable project report. Conferences with faculty advisor
are required. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
(1–5 units)
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Professors: Ruth E. Davis (Robert W. Peters Professor), Nam Ling
Associate Professors: Darren Atkinson, Ronald L. Danielson, Silvia Figueira,
JoAnne Holliday, Daniel W. Lewis, Qiang Li, Thomas Schwarz, S.J.,
Weijia Shang (Department Chair)
The Department of Computer Engineering offers major programs leading to the
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering or
the Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Engineering. The computer science and engineering program features a balanced core in which each student studies the engineering aspects of software and hardware as well as the mathematical foundations of
computation. Computer science and engineering electives permit students to build on this
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core with varying emphasis, depending on their interests. The Web design and engineering program combines a technical education in computing with courses in graphic art,
communication, and sociology to enable its graduates to understand the engineering infrastructure of the Web, how the Web affects society, and how the ways in which society
uses the Web create new demands on technology. Instruction and research in the department's programs are supported by the facilities of the Engineering Design Center and the
University's Information Technology Center.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJORS
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or in Computer Science and
Engineering
In the following, the program, which is identical for both titles, is referred to as “computer science and engineering.” In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum
requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in the engineering school, students majoring in computer science and engineering must complete a minimum of 190 units and the
following departmental requirements:
English
• ENGL 181, 182
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• AMTH 106 (or MATH 22) or an advisor-approved mathematics or natural
science elective
• AMTH 108 (or MATH 122)
• MATH 53 or CSCI 166 or AMTH 118
• CHEM 11 or an advisor-approved natural science elective
• PHYS 31, 32, 33
Engineering
• ENGR 1
• ELEN 50, 115, 153
• COEN 10 (or demonstrated equivalent programming proficiency)
• COEN 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 70, 122, 146, 174, 175, 177, 179
• COEN 194 (or ENGR 194), COEN 195 (or ENGR 195), COEN 196 (or
ENGR 196)
Computer Science and Engineering Electives
Three upper-division courses selected from COEN 100–180, ELEN 123 (or MECH
123), 133, and 134 in an emphasis area selected in consultation with an academic advisor.
Six units of COEN 193 or 4 units of COEN 199 may be used as one elective.
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Educational Enrichment Electives
An educational enrichment experience selected from one of the following options:
• Eight or more units in a study abroad program that does not duplicate other
coursework
• Cooperative education experience with enrollment in COEN 188 and COEN 189
• Admission to one of the department’s master’s degree programs and completion of
at least the first 12 units of that program prior to completion of the undergraduate
degree
• Undergraduate research with completion of 6 or more units of COEN 193 (cannot
also be used to satisfy a COEN elective)
• Twelve or more units selected in consultation with an academic advisor. The
courses may not also be used to satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, but a minor or second major may be used to complete this option.
Concentrations
Students majoring in computer science and engineering may complete one of four concentrations with certification by the department and on the student’s transcript.
Concentration in Information Assurance
The Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency have
certified that Santa Clara University’s program in Information Assurance has been reviewed
by the National Level Information Assurance Subject Matter Experts and has been determined to meet the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011. Computer science and engineering students completing the
Concentration in Information Assurance select their course options as follows:
• Computer Science and Engineering Electives: AMTH 387, COEN 150 or 250,
and one of COEN 350, COEN 252, COEN 253, or CSCI 182. Students
wishing to use these courses to satisfy the computer science and engineering
electives must receive approval from the department chair.
• Educational Enrichment: Either a six-month cooperative education experience
in information assurance, preferably with a federal agency or 8 additional units
selected from COEN 178, COEN 252, COEN 253, COEN 350, COEN 351,
and CSCI 182.
• Senior Design Project: The project should involve security-related activities
approved and mentored by designated faculty.
Concentration in Game Development
Computer science and engineering students completing the Concentration in Game
Development use COEN 148, 165, and 166 to fulfill their computer science and engineering electives. In addition, either the senior design project or the cooperative education
experience must be directly related to the concentration.
Concentration in Web Technologies
The Computer Science and Engineering Concentration in Web Technologies covers
(a) the use of mark-up languages, programming and standards to create content; (b) the
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infrastructure consisting of servers, Web caches, and content distribution networks to deliver millions of pages to thousands of clients in fractions of a second; and (c) usability—
the quality of a system that makes it easy to learn, easy to use, easy to remember, and
error tolerant. Computer science and engineering students completing the concentration
in Web Technologies use COEN 161, 162, and 163 to fulfill their computer science and
engineering electives. In addition, either the senior design project or the cooperative
education experience must be directly related to the concentration.
Concentration in Robotics
Computer science and engineering students completing the Concentration in Robotics
use COEN 120, 165, and 166 to fulfill their computer science and engineering electives.
In addition, either the senior design project or the cooperative education experience must
be directly related to the concentration.
Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Engineering
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for a Bachelor of
Science degree in the engineering school, students majoring in Web design and engineering must complete a minimum of 175 units and the following departmental requirements:
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
• ENGL 138 or ENGL 181 and 182
• ARTS 174, 175, 177
• COMM 2, 12, 30
• SOCI 49
• An advisor-approved discipline-related course satisfying the University Core
ethics requirement
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• AMTH 108 (or MATH 122)
Engineering
• ENGR 1
• COEN 10 (or demonstrated equivalent programming proficiency), 11, 12 or
CSCI 10, 60, 61
• COEN 146, 161, 162, 163
• COEN 194 (or ENGR 194), COEN 195 (or ENGR 195), COEN 196 (or
ENGR 196)
Web Design and Engineering Electives
One of COEN 150, 164, 174, and 178
Educational Enrichment Electives
Same as for major in computer science and engineering
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor:
• COEN 11, COEN 44, CSCI 10, or OMIS 30
• COEN 12 or CSCI 61
• COEN 20, 21
• Four courses selected from COEN 70 and any upper-division computer
engineering lecture courses (i.e., COEN 100–180)
• Work completed to satisfy these requirements must include at least two courses
beyond any free electives or other courses required to earn the bachelor’s degree
in the student’s primary major.
COMBINED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Department of Computer Engineering offers a combined degree program leading
to the Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science open to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at Santa Clara in Computer Science and Engineering, Web Design and Engineering, or Computer Science. Under the combined degree program, an undergraduate
student begins taking courses required for a master’s degree before completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and typically completes the requirements for a Master of Science within a year of obtaining the bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate students admitted to the program may begin taking graduate courses
no earlier than the fall term of their senior year. Students in this program will receive their
bachelor’s degree after satisfying the standard undergraduate degree requirements. To earn
the master’s degree, students must fulfill all the requirements for the degree, including the
completion of 45 units of coursework beyond that applied to their bachelor’s degree.
No course can be used to satisfy requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and the
master’s degree. Completion of 12 or more units of courses in computer science and engineering taken for the master’s degree satisfies the Educational Enrichment requirement of
the undergraduate program. Some courses required in the master’s degree programs may be
replaced by free electives due to similar undergraduate coursework.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES
The ASIC Testing Laboratory supports research conducted by graduate students from
the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Computer-aided
testing packages from industry and the public domain are used in projects such as fault
modeling and analysis. Design for Test on RTL-level for digital and mixed signal circuits.
Design for reliability based on the defect-based testing.
The Digital Systems Laboratory (operated jointly with the Department of Electrical
Engineering) provides complete facilities for experiments and projects ranging in complexity from a few digital integrated circuits to FPGA-based designs. The laboratory also includes a variety of development systems to support embedded systems and digital signal
processing.
The eHealth Lab is devoted to solving problems in the biomedical informatics area,
more precisely problems related to the manipulation of medical data: format conversion,
storage, and communication. The lab contains a 4-node Linux cluster, one Windows and
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two Solaris machines, three Mini-ITX EPIA-MII Linux boxes, and two Nortel Accelar
routers. Some of the current projects are: HealthLog in a Flash, client/server infrastructure for a clinical trial system, and search mechanisms for medical files.
The Multimedia Compression Laboratory supports research in video coding (compression and decompression).
The Wireless Networks Lab is shared by Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The lab carries out research projects on the lower three layers of wireless networks. Current projects include: 1) Efficient scheduling of user traffic in cellular networks
using smart antennas, 2) Algorithms for turn-key base stations in cellular networks, and
3) Changes to the MAC protocol in 802.11 based ad-hoc networks.
The Software Engineering Research Laboratory is a dedicated facility not only for the
support of various research activities aimed at developing engineering techniques and
tools that help produce and validate high-quality software, but also for developing applications using leading-edge technologies. Specific research activities include the navigation and visualization of large data repositories, profile-driven inlining of code, and
program refactoring.
The Reliable Storage Laboratory pursues research in reliability of disk drives (with about
35 machines with six disk drives each) belonging to the Internet Archive in San Francisco
and high availability scalable distributed data structures with six PCs. It is also used as the
Computer Forensics teaching laboratory, housing a cart with 16 laptops and a forensics
workstation.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
10. Introduction to Programming
Overview of computing. Introduction to
program design and implementation: problem definition, functional decomposition,
and design of algorithms using media computation. Media computation involves manipulating digital media (pictures and
sound) to learn the basic concepts in computation. Programming in the C language:
data types, variables, functions, parameters,
control constructs, input and output. Program development: editing, compiling,
linking, testing, and debugging. Credit is
not allowed for more than one introductory
class such as COEN 10, COEN 44, CSCI
10, or OMIS 30. (5 units)
11. Advanced Programming
The C Language: structure and style. Types,
operators, and expressions. Control flow.
Functions. Pointers, arrays, and strings.
Structures and dynamic memory allocation.
I/O and file processing. Special operators.
Recursion and threads. The Unix environment. Prerequisites: Previous programming experience and/or an introductory programming
course, such as COEN 10 with a grade of Cor better, CSCI 10, or OMIS 30. (5 units)
12. Abstract Data Types
and Data Structures
Data abstraction: abstract data types, information hiding, interface specification. Basic
data structures: stacks, queues, lists, binary
trees, hashing, tables, graphs; implementation of abstract data types in the C language.
Internal sorting: review of selection, insertion, and exchange sorts; quicksort, heapsort; recursion. Analysis of run-time
behavior of algorithms; Big-O notation. Introduction to classes in C++. Prerequisite:
COEN 11 with a grade of C- or better or
COEN 44. Recommended co-requisite:
COEN 19 or MATH 51. Credit not allowed
for more than one introductory data structures
class, such as COEN 12 or CSCI 61. (5 units)
19. Discrete Mathematics
Relations and operations on sets, orderings,
elementary combinatorial analysis, recursion, algebraic structures, logic, and methods of proof. Also listed as MATH 51.
(4 units)
20. Introduction to
Embedded Systems
Introduction to computer organization:
CPU, registers, buses, memory, I/O interfaces. Number systems: arithmetic and information representation. Assembly
language programming: addressing techniques, arithmetic and logic operations,
branching and looping, stack operations,
procedure calls, parameter passing, and interrupts. C language programming: pointers, memory management, stack frames,
interrupt processing. Multi-threaded programming; pre-emptive and nonpre-emptive kernels; shared resources; scheduling.
Prerequisite: COEN 12 with a grade of C- or
better or CSCI 61. Co-requisite: COEN 20L.
(4 units)
20L. Embedded Systems Lab
Laboratory for COEN 20. Co-requisite:
COEN 20. (1 unit)
21. Introduction to Logic Design
Boolean functions and their minimization.
Designing combinational circuits, adders,
multipliers, multiplexers, decoders. Noise
margin, propagation delay. Bussing. Memory elements: latches and flip-flops; timing;
registers; counters. Programmable logic,
PLD, and FPGA. Use of industry quality
CAD tools for schematic capture and HDL
in con-junction with FPGAs. Also listed as
ELEN 21. Co-requisite: COEN 21L.
(4 units)
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21L. Logic Design Lab
Laboratory for COEN 21. Also listed as
ELEN 21L. Co-requisite: COEN 21. (1 unit)
44. Applied Programming
Introduction to computer operating systems. Elements of computer programming
in C, including input/output, branching
and loops, iterative solutions, function definition and invocation, macros, memory
allocation, and top-down design. Programming of elementary mathematical operations. Applications to engineering problems.
Co-requisite: MATH 21. (5 units)
45. Applied Programming
in MATLAB
Introduction to computer operating systems. Elements of computer programming
in MATLAB, including input/output,
branching and loops, iterative solutions,
function definition and invocation, topdown design. Programming of elementary
mathematical operations. Applications to
engineering problems. Co-requisite: MATH
21. (5 units)
70. Formal Specification and
Advanced Data Structures
Specification, representation, implementation, and validation of data structures; object-oriented design and programming in a
strongly typed functional language (Haskell
or ML) with emphasis on reliable reusable
software; formal specification of data structures (graphs, sets, bags, tables, environments, trees, expressions, graphics);
informal use of specifications to guide implementation and validation of programs;
guidelines and practice in designing for and
with reuse. Prerequisites: COEN 19 or
MATH 51; COEN 12 with a grade of C- or
better or CSCI 61. (5 units)
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
120. Real Time Systems
Overview of real-time systems: classification, design issues and description. Finite
state machines and statecharts. Robot programming: odometry and the use of sensors. Real-time programming languages,
real-time kernels and multi-threaded programming. Unified Modeling Language for
the design of real-time applications. Performance analysis. Prerequisite: COEN 20 with
a grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: COEN
120L. (4 units)
120L. Real Time Systems Laboratory
Laboratory for COEN 120. Co-requisite:
COEN 120. (1 unit)
122. Computer Architecture
Overview of computer systems. Instruction
set architecture. Computer arithmetic. CPU
datapath design. CPU control design. Microprogramming techniques. Pipelining.
Memory hierarchies and management.
Overview of input/output sub-system.
Hardware description languages. Laboratory project consists of a design of a CPU.
Prerequisites: COEN 20 or ELEN 33 and
COEN 21 or ELEN 21, with a grade of Cor better. (5 units)
129. Current Topics in Computer
Science and Engineering
Subjects of current interest. May be taken
more than once if topics differ. (4 units)
145. Introduction to Parallel and
Concurrent Programming
Concept of concurrency, thread programming, thread/process synchronization, synchronization algorithms and language
constructs, shared-memory vs. messagepassing. Parallel programming concept,
performance metrics, overview of multiprocessor architectures (block level), evaluation of parallel algorithms, data parallel
programming, shared-memory and message-passing parallel programming. Case
studies on application algorithms. Prerequisite: COEN 177; co-requisite: COEN 179 or
CSCI 163. Knowledge of C recommended.
(5 units)
127. Advanced Logic Design
Contemporary design of finite-state machines as system controllers using MSI,
PLDS, or FPGA devices. Minimization
techniques, performance analysis, and modular system design. HDL simulation and
synthesis. Also listed as ELEN 127. Prerequisite: COEN 21; co-requisites: COEN 127L
and ELEN 115. (4 units)
146. Computer Networks
Data Communication: circuit and packet
switching, latency and bandwidth, throughput/delay analysis. Application Layer:
client/server model, socket programming,
Web, e-mail, FTP. Transport Layer: TCP
and UDP, flow control, congestion control,
sliding window techniques. Network Layer:
IP and routing. Data Link Layer: shared
channels, media access control protocols,
error detection and correction. Mobile computing and wireless networks. Network security. Laboratory consists of projects on
software development of network protocols
and applications. Prerequisite: COEN 20
with a grade of C- or better. Recommended corequisite: AMTH 108. (5 units)
127L. Advanced Logic Design Lab
Laboratory for COEN 127. Design, construction, and testing of controllers from
verbal specs. Use of CAD design tools. Also
listed as ELEN 127L. Co-requisite: COEN
127. (1 unit)
148. Computer Graphics Systems
Interactive graphic systems. Graphics primitives, line and shape generation. Simple
transforming and modeling. Efficiency
analysis and modular design. Interactive
input techniques. 3D transformations and
viewing, hidden surface removal. Color
graphics, animation, real-time display considerations. Parametric surface definition
and introduction to shaded-surface algorithms. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: MATH 53; COEN 12 or CSCI 61.
(5 units)
150. Introduction to
Information Security
Overview of information assurance. Legal
and ethical issues surrounding security and
privacy. Malware and secure coding techniques. Authentication and authorization.
Other related topics. Prerequisite: COEN 20
or OMIS 107. (4 units)
152. Introduction to
Computer Forensics
Procedures for identification, preservation,
and extraction of electronic evidence. Auditing and investigation of network and
host system intrusions, analysis and documentation of information gathered, and
preparation of expert testimonial evidence.
Forensic tools and resources for system
administrators and information system security officers. Ethics, law, policy, and standards concerning digital evidence. (5 units)
161. Web Programming I
Fundamentals of the World Wide Web and
its architecture. Designing applications with
separation of content and presentation with
XHTML and CSS. Introduction to the
Document Object Model (DOM). Dynamic documents with Javascript and Ajax
(Asynchronous Javascript and XML). Basics
of scripting languages (PHP and Perl). Introduction to server-side programming
using PHP and Perl. XML technologies
(XML Schema, XSLT). Database access
through Web. Programming with distributed components and Web services. A comparative study of CGI programming, Java
Server Pages and ASP.net. Note: This is a
two-part sequence and some of the topics
will be covered in COEN 164. Prerequisite:
COEN 12 or CSCI 61. (5 units)
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162. Web Infrastructure
History and overview of World Wide Web
technology. Web clients and browsers. State
management, session persistence, and cookies. Spiders, bots, and search engines. Web
proxies. Web servers and server farms.
HTTP and Web protocols. Web caching
and content distribution. Load balancing.
Web security and firewalls. Web workload
and traffic characterization. Prerequisite:
COEN 146. (4 units)
163. Web Usability
Principles of user-centered design. Principles of human computer interaction. Fundamental theories in cognition and human
factors: information processing, perception
and representation, constructivist and ecological theories, Gestalt laws of perceptual
organization. Usability engineering: user research, user profiling, method for evaluating user interface, usability testing.
Prototyping in user interface: process, methods of evaluating and testing. Inclusive design in user interface design: accessibility
issues, compliance with section 508 of
Rehabilitation Act. Prerequisite: COEN 12
with a grade of C- or better or CSCI 61.
(5 units)
164. Web Programming II
Continuation of COEN 161, Web Programming I. Prerequisite: COEN 161.
(5 units)
165. Modeling and Control of
Rigid Body Dynamics
Mathematical and physical principles of
motion of rigid bodies, including movement, acceleration, inertia and collision.
Modeling of rigid body dynamics for threedimensional graphic simulation; controlling
the motion of rigid bodies in robotic applications. Also listed as ARTS 173. Prerequisites: MATH 21; COEN 012 or CSCI 61.
(4 units)
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166. Artificial Intelligence
Philosophical foundations of Artificial Intelligence, problem solving, knowledge and
reasoning, neural networks and other learning methods. Prerequisite: COEN 019 or
MATH 52. (4 units)
171. Principles of Design and
Implementation of
Programming Languages
High-level programming language concepts
and constructs. Costs of use and implementation of the constructs. Issues and tradeoffs in the design and implementation of
programming languages. Critical look at
several modern high-level programming
languages. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: COEN 20; COEN 70 or CSCI 61.
(4 units)
172. Structure and Interpretation
of Computer Programs
Techniques used to control complexity in
the design of large software systems: design
of procedural and data abstractions; design
of interfaces that enable composition of
well-understood program pieces; invention
of new, problem-specific languages for describing a design. Prerequisites: COEN 19 or
MATH 51; COEN 70 or CSCI 61; or permission of the instructor. (5 units)
173. Logic Programming
Application of logic to problem solving and
programming; logic as a language for specifications, programs, databases, and queries;
separation of logic and control aspects of
programs; bottom-up reasoning (forward
from assumptions to conclusions) versus
top-down reasoning (backward from goals
to subgoals) applied to problem solving and
programming; nondeterminism, concurrency, and invertibility in logic programs.
Programs written and run in Prolog. Prerequisites: COEN 70 or CSCI 61 and COEN
19 or MATH 51. (5 units)
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174. Software Engineering
Software development life cycle. Project
teams, documentation, and group dynamics. Software cost estimation. Requirements
engineering and design. Data modeling, object modeling, and object-oriented analysis.
Object-oriented programming and design.
Software testing and quality assurance. Software maintenance. Prerequisites: COEN 12
with a grade of C- or better, or CSCI 61, or
permission of instructor and previous use of
UNIX workstations. (5 units)
175. Introduction to Formal
Language Theory and
Compiler Construction
Introduction to formal language concepts:
regular expressions and context-free grammars. Compiler organization and construction. Lexical analysis and implementation
of scanners. Top-down and bottom-up parsing and implementation of top-down
parsers. An overview of symbol table
arrangement, run-time memory allocation,
intermediate forms, optimization, and code
generation. Prerequisite: COEN 70 with a
grade of C- or better, or CSCI 61. (5 units)
177. Operating Systems
Introduction to organization of operating
systems. Operating system concepts, computer organization model, storage hierarchy,
operating system organization, processes
management, interprocess communication
and synchronization, memory management
and virtual memory, I/O subsystems, and
file systems. Design, implementation, and
performance issues. Prerequisites: COEN 20
with a grade of C- or better, and either
MATH 61 or COEN 12 with a grade of Cor better. (5 units)
178. Introduction to
Database Systems
ER diagrams and the relational data model.
Database design techniques based on integrity constraints and normalization. Database security and index structures. SQL and
DDL. Transaction processing basics. Prerequisites: COEN 20; COEN 12 or CSCI 61.
(5 units)
179. Theory of Algorithms
Introduction to techniques of design and
analysis of algorithms: asymptotic notations
and running times of recursive algorithms;
design strategies: brute-force, divide and
conquer, decrease and conquer, transform
and conquer, dynamic programming,
greedy technique. Intractability: P and NP,
approximation algorithms. Also listed as
CSCI 163. Prerequisites: MATH 51 or 52,
or equivalent, and COEN 12 with a grade of
C- or better or CSCI 61 or equivalent. Nonnumerical. (4 units)
180. Introduction to
Information Storage
Storage hierarchy. Caching. Design of
memory and storage devices, with particular emphasis on magnetic disks. Error correction fundamentals. Disk arrays. Storage
interfaces and buses. Network attached storage and storage area networks, interaction
of economy and technological innovation.
Also listed as ELEN 180. Prerequisites:
COEN 20 and 21; COEN 122 recommended. (4 units)
188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program
designed to give students work experience
related to their academic field of study and
career objectives. Satisfactory completion of
the assignment includes preparation of a
summary report on co-op activities. P/NP
grading. May not be taken for graduate credit.
(2 units)
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189. Co-op Technical Report
Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity such as a design or research
project, etc., after completing the co-op assignment. Approval of department advisor
required. Letter grades based on content
and quality of report. May be taken twice.
May not be taken for graduate credit. (2 units)
193. Undergraduate Research
Involves working on a year-long research
project with one of the faculty members.
Students should register three times in a row
for a total of 6 units. Does not substitute for
the senior project, which may be a continuation of the research done. Registration requires the faculty member’s approval.
Students must have junior or senior standing
and a minimum GPA of 3.0. (2 units)
194. Design Project I
Specification of an engineering project, selected with the mutual agreement of the student and the project advisor. Complete
initial design with sufficient detail to estimate the effectiveness of the project. Initial
draft of the project report. (2 units)
195. Design Project II
Continued design and construction of the
project, system, or device. Initial draft
of project report. Prerequisite: COEN 194.
(2 units)
196. Design Project III
Continued design and construction of the
project, system, or device. Formal public
presentation of results. Final report. Prerequisite: COEN 195. (2 units)
199. Directed Research/Reading
Special problems. By arrangement.
(1–5 units)
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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Professor Emeritus: Shu-Park Chan
Professors: Timothy J. Healy (Thomas J. Bannan Professor), Samiha Mourad (William
and Janice Terry Professor), Dragoslav D. Siljak (Benjamin and Mae Swig
Professor), Sally L. Wood, Cary Y. Yang (Department Chair), Aleksandar Zecevic
Associate Professors: Christopher Kitts, Shoba Krishnan, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi,
Mahmud Rahman, Yuling Yan
Assistant Professor: Sarah Kate Wilson
Electrical engineering includes the design, construction, and operation of electrical
components, circuits, and systems. Electrical engineers are concerned with all phases of
the transmission of information such as in radio, television, telephone systems, fiber optics, wireless communication, satellite communication, electric power, advancing integrated circuit design, test, and implementation. Information processing and storage
equipment, computers and networks used by business, industry, and government are included in their major area of interest. Laboratories are an important part of most undergraduate courses in the electrical engineering program. Use of appropriate laboratory
equipment, design tools, and components demonstrates fundamental concepts of the
courses and acquaints students with methods and tools they may use after graduation. The
program is supported by the facilities of the Engineering Design Center and the University’s Information Technology Center. The department supports 10 major teaching and
research laboratories, three additional laboratories used only for teaching, and a laboratory dedicated to the support of senior design projects. The three teaching laboratories
cover the fields of electric circuits, electronic circuits, and logic design.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science
degree, students majoring in electrical engineering must complete a minimum of 190
units and the following department requirements:
English
• ENGL 181, 182
Mathematics and Natural Science
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 21
• AMTH 106 (or MATH 22) and AMTH 108 (or MATH 122)
• MATH 53 or CSCI 166 or AMTH 118
• CHEM 11 and (CHEM 12 or BIOL 21)
• PHYS 31, 32, 32L, 33, 33L, 34
Engineering
• ENGR 1
• CENG 41
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• COEN 12, 44
• MECH 121
• ELEN 21, 21L, 33, 50, 100, 104, 110, 115, 151, 192, 194, 195, 196
Technical Electives
Four undergraduate-equivalent courses selected from the following options:
• Upper-division electrical engineering elective courses
• COEN 120, 122, 146
• First-year graduate level electrical engineering coursework approved by the
advisor (2-unit graduate courses count as one-half of an undergraduate course)
At least one course must be selected from each of the three emphasis areas:
• Design Team Emphasis: ELEN 116, 117, 123, 127, 143, 144, 145, 152, 153,
156, 161, 162, 164
• Advanced Mathematics Emphasis: ELEN 112, 118, 130, 131, 133, 134, 141,
144, 160
• Computer Programming Design Emphasis: ELEN 112, 118, 127, 131, 133,
141, 143, 180
Professional Development
A professional development experience selected from one of the following options:
• Four or more units in a study abroad program that does not duplicate other
coursework
• Cooperative education experience with enrollment in ELEN 188 and ELEN 189
• Preparation for graduate study in electrical engineering with completion of 4 or
more units of upper-division or graduate level courses
• Completion of an approved minor in any field of engineering or science
• Peer education experience
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in electrical engineering:
• ELEN 21, 21L, 50, 115
• Two courses selected from ELEN 100, 104, 110, and 151
• Three upper-division ELEN lecture courses (ELEN 100-level courses, excluding
ELEN 188, 189, 192, 194, 195, and 196)
• Work completed to satisfy these requirements must include at least two courses
beyond any free electives or other courses required to earn the bachelor’s degree
in the student’s primary major.
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COMBINED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a combined degree program leading
to the Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science open to electrical engineering majors
with an approved grade point average in electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics
courses. Under the combined degree program, an undergraduate student begins taking
courses required for a master’s degree before completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and typically completes the requirements for a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering within a year of obtaining the bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate students admitted to the combined degree program are required to
enroll in the program between February of their junior year and December of their senior year. Students in this program will receive their bachelor’s degree after satisfying the
standard undergraduate degree requirements. To earn the master’s degree, students must
fulfill all the requirements for the degree, including the completion of 45 units of coursework beyond that applied to their bachelor’s degree.
No course can be used to satisfy requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and the
master’s degree. Completion of 10 or more units of coursework in electrical engineering
taken for the master’s degree satisfies the Professional Development requirement of the
undergraduate program. The program of studies for the master’s degree may include up
to 20 units of elective coursework from ELEN 112, 116, 117, 118, 127, 130, 133, 134,
141, 143, 144, 152, 153, 156, 160, 161, 162, 164, 200, and above. These undergraduate units can count toward a master’s degree only if a grade of B or better is earned. Students who do not complete the combined degree program within six years of entering the
University will automatically be transferred to the regular master’s degree program. Although six years is the maximal timeframe for completing the combined degree, full-time
students enrolling in February of their junior year normally complete both degrees within
five years.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORIES
The ASIC Testing Laboratory supports research conducted by graduate students from
the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Computer-aided
testing packages from industry and the public domain are used in projects such as fault
modeling and analysis. Projects include design for test on RTL-level for digital and mixed
signal circuits, and design for reliability based on the defect-based testing.
The Communications and Microwave Laboratory provides a full range of modern measurement capability from 0–22 GHz, including a number of automatic network analyzers and modern spectrum analyzers. It also has extensive computer-aided design and
simulation capability, based largely on modern commercial software running on workstations. Interconnection of hardware measurements and computer simulation is stressed.
The Digital Systems Laboratory (operated jointly with the Department of Computer
Engineering) provides complete facilities for experiments and projects ranging in complexity from a few digital integrated circuits to FPGA-based designs. The laboratory also includes a variety of development systems to support embedded systems and digital signal
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The Electronic Devices Laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research topics on electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Current research topics
include impact of process variations on the analysis and optimization of VSLI circuits,
photovoltaic devices, and MOS device modeling including quantum mechanical interface charge distribution effects.
The Intelligent Control Laboratory provides an experimental environment for students
in the area of control and system engineering. It includes a computer-controlled robotic
system, several servo-experimenters, and a torsional mechanical control system. The
equipment provides students with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative experiments for learning the utility and versatility of feedback in computer-controlled systems.
The Nanoelectronics Laboratory provides teaching and research facilities for modeling,
simulation, and characterization of devices and circuits in the nanoscale. Ongoing research topics include silicon heterostructures, thin dielectrics, high-frequency device and
circuit parameter extraction, carbon nanostructures used as electrical interconnect and
thermal interface materials, and compact modeling of transistors and interconnects for
large-scale circuit simulation. This laboratory is part of the campus-wide Center for Nanostructures, established to conduct, promote, and nurture nanoscale science and technology
interdisciplinary research and education activities at the University, and to position the
University as a national center of innovation in nanoscience education and nanostructures
research.
The Image and Video Processing Laboratory supports graduate student research on algorithms and implementations for image analysis, image reconstruction and super-resolution, and stereo imaging. Laboratory equipment includes cameras for image acquisition,
computational resources, and FPGAs for real-time testing.
The Multimedia Education Laboratory (operated jointly with the Department of Computer Engineering) is dedicated to the development and delivery of multimedia educational resources and to the development of tools to create and present these resources. The
laboratory is equipped with eight UNIX workstations with high-speed ATM networking.
The Robotics Systems Laboratory is an interdisciplinary laboratory specializing in the design, control, and teleoperation of highly capable robotics systems for scientific discovery,
technology validation, and engineering education. Laboratory students develop and operate systems that include spacecraft, underwater robots, aircraft, and land rovers. These
projects serve as ideal test beds for learning and conducting research in mechatronic system design, guidance and navigation, command and control systems, and humanmachine interfaces.
The Signal Processing Research Laboratory (SPRL) conducts research into theoretical
algorithm development in adaptive/nonlinear signal processing, speech/audio/video signal processing and their applications in communications, biotech, Voice-over-IP networking and related areas. The lab supports student research in algorithms and real-time
implementations on digital signal processors (DSPs) and field programmable gate arrays
(FPGAs). Laboratory equipment includes UNIX workstations, PCs, digital oscilloscopes,
video cameras, wireless LAN networking eequipment, DSP boards, and FPGA boards.
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LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
21. Introduction to Logic Design
Boolean functions and their minimization.
Designing combinational circuits, adders,
multipliers, multiplexers, decoders. Noise
margin, propagation delay. Bussing. Memory elements: latches and flip-flops; timing;
registers; counters. Programmable logic,
PLD, and FPGA. Use of industry quality
CAD tools for schematic capture and HDL
in conjunction with FPGAs. Also listed as
COEN 21. Co-requisite: ELEN 21L. (4 units)
21L. Logic Design Lab
Laboratory for ELEN 21. Also listed as
COEN 21L. Co-requisite: ELEN 21. (1 unit)
33. Digital Systems Architecture
Overview of processor architectures for general purpose processors, signal processing
microprocessors, and FPGA implementations of DSP; data representation in fixed
point, floating point, m law and A law; instruction sets; assembly and machine language programming; real-time audio data
acquisition and output; introduction to
sample data systems. Analog to digital converters and digital to analog converters. Prerequisites: ELEN 21 and COEN 44.
Co-requisite: COEN 12. (5 units)
50. Electric Circuits I
Physical basis and mathematical models of
circuit components and energy sources. Circuit theorems and methods of analysis are
applied to DC and AC circuits. Laboratory.
Prerequisite: PHYS 33. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
100. Electric Circuits II
Continuation of ELEN 50. Sinusoidal
steady state and phasors, transformers, resonance, Laplace analysis, transfer functions.
Frequency response analysis. Bode diagrams. Switching circuits. Laboratory. Prerequisites: AMTH 106 and either ELEN 50
or PHYS 70. (5 units)
104. Electromagnetics I
Vector analysis and vector calculus. The laws
of Coulomb, Lorentz, Faraday, and Gauss.
Dielectric and magnetic materials. Energy
in electric and magnetic fields. Capacitance
and inductance. Maxwell’s equations. Wave
equation. Poynting vector. Wave propagation and reflection. Transmission lines. Radiation. Prerequisites: PHYS 33 and ELEN
100. (5 units)
105. Electromagnetics II
In-depth study of several areas of electromagnetics such as device parasitics, matching circuits, Poisson equation solutions,
antennas and antenna arrays, wave-particle
duality, and transients in transmission lines.
Prerequisite: ELEN 104. (5 units)
110. Linear Systems
Signals and system modeling. Laplace transform. Transfer function. Convolution. Discrete systems and Z-transform. Frequency
analysis. Fourier series and transform. Filtering. State-Space models. MATLAB laboratory/problem sessions. Prerequisite: ELEN
100. (5 units)
112. Modern Network
Synthesis and Design
Approximation and synthesis of active networks. Filter design using positive and negative feedback biquads. Sensitivity analysis.
Fundamentals of passive network synthesis.
Design project. Prerequisite: ELEN 110.
(5 units)
115. Electronic Circuits I
Study of basic principles of operation, terminal characteristics, and equivalent circuit
models for diodes and transistors. Analysis
and design of diode circuits, transistor amplifiers, and inverter circuits. Prerequisite:
ELEN 50. (5 units)
116. Electronic Circuits II
Design and analysis of multi-stage analog
amplifiers. Study of differential amplifiers,
current mirrors and gain stages. Frequency
response of cascaded amplifiers and gainbandwidth considerations. Concepts of
feedback, stability and frequency compensation. Design of output stages and power
amplifiers. Prerequisite: ELEN 115. (5 units)
117. Electronic Circuits III
Design and analysis of BJT and MOSFET
analog ICs. Study of analog circuits such as
comparators, sample/hold amplifiers, and
continuous time switched capacitor filters.
Architecture and design of analog to digital
and digital to analog converters. Reference
and biasing circuits. Study of noise and distortion in analog ICs. Prerequisite: ELEN
116. (5 units)
118. Fundamentals of ComputerAided Circuit Simulation
Introduction to algorithms and principles
used in circuit simulation packages (such as
SPICE). Formulation of equations for linear
and nonlinear circuits. Detailed study of the
three different types of circuit analysis (AC,
DC, and transient). Discussion of computational aspects, including sparse matrices,
Newton’s method, numerical integration,
and parallel computing. Applications to
electronic circuits, active filters, and CMOS
digital circuits. Course includes a number
of design projects in which simulation software is written in MATLAB and verified
using SPICE. Prerequisites: ELEN 21, 100,
and 115. (5 units)
119. Current Topics in
Electrical Engineering
Subjects of current interest. May be taken
more than once if topics differ. (4 units)
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123. Mechatronics
Introduction to behavior, design, and integration of electromechanical components
and systems. Review of appropriate electronic
components/circuitry, mechanism configurations, and programming constructs. Use
and integration of transducers, microcontrollers, and actuators. Also listed as MECH
143. Prerequisite. ELEN 50. (5 units)
127. Advanced Logic Design
Contemporary design of finite-state machines as system controllers using MSI,
PLDs, or FPGA devices. Minimization
techniques, performance analysis, and modular system design. HDL simulation and
synthesis. Also listed as COEN 127. Prerequisite: ELEN 21. Co-requisites: ELEN 127L
and ELEN 115. (4 units)
127L. Advanced Logic Design Lab
Laboratory for ELEN 127. Design, construction, and testing of controllers from
verbal specs. Use of CAD design tools. Also
listed as COEN 127L. Co-requisite: ELEN
127. (1 unit)
130. Control Systems
Applications of control systems in engineering. Principle of feedback. Performance specifications: transient and steady-state response.
Stability. Design of control systems by frequency and root-locus methods. Computercontrolled systems. State-variable feedback
design. Problem sessions. Prerequisite: ELEN
110. (5 units)
131. Introduction to Robotics
Overview of robotics: control, AI, and computer vision. Components and structure of
robots. Kinematics and dynamics of robot
manipulators. Servo-control design, PID
control. Trajectory planning, obstacle avoidance. Sensing and vision. Robot intelligence
and task planning. Laboratory. Prerequisite:
ELEN 110. (5 units)
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133. Digital Signal Processing
Discrete signals and systems. Difference
equations. Convolution summation. Ztransform, transfer function, system response, stability. Digital filter design and
implementation. Frequency domain analysis. Discrete Fourier transform and FFT.
Audio and video examples. Laboratory for
real-time processing. Prerequisite: ELEN 110
or both ELEN 50 and COEN 19. (5 units)
134. Applications of Signal Processing
Current applications of signal processing.
Prerequisite: ELEN 133. (5 units)
139. Special Topics in
Signals and Systems
Subjects of current interest. May be taken
more than once if topics differ. (4 units)
141. Communication Systems
Signal description; Fourier transforms; filtering; noise description; linear, exponential,
and pulse modulation and demodulation.
Amplitude and frequency modulation,
phase lock loops. Laboratory. Prerequisites:
ELEN 110 and AMTH 108. (5 units)
143. Introduction to
Digital Communications
Matched filter receivers. Digital constellations including BPSK, QPSK, and QAM.
Nyquist pulses including raised cosine signals. Prerequisite: ELEN 141. (4 units)
144. RF and Microwave Components
The fundamental characteristics of passive
and active electrical components. Parasitics,
models, and measurements. Modeling of
circuit interconnect wiring as transmission
lines. Study of crosstalk and other noises in
high-speed digital circuits. Use of state-ofthe-art CAD tools. Prerequisite: ELEN 105.
(5 units)
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151. Semiconductor Devices
Properties of materials, crystal structure, and
band structure of solids. Carrier statistics and
transport; p-n junction statics, I-V characteristics, equivalent circuits, and switching
response. Metal-semiconductor contacts,
Schottky diodes. MOS field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors. Laboratory.
Prerequisite: ELEN 104. (5 units)
152. Semiconductor Devices
and Technology
Continuation of MOS field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, heterjunctions. Principles of silicon IC fabrication
processes. Bulk and expitaxial crystal
growth, thermal oxidation, diffusion, ion
implantation. Process simulation for basic
devices. Prerequisite: ELEN 151. (5 units)
153. Digital Integrated
Circuit Design
Introduction to VLSI design and methodology. Analysis of CMOS integrated circuits.
Circuit modeling and performance evaluation supported by simulation (SPICE). Ratioed, switch, and dynamic logic families;
combinational and sequential circuits.
Fully-custom and semi-custom design.
Physical design: placement and routing. Use
of state-of-the-art CAD tools. Prerequisites:
ELEN/COEN 21 and ELEN 115. (5 units)
156. Introduction to Nanotechnology
Introduction to the field of nanoscience and
nanotechnology. Properties of nanomaterials and devices. Nanoelectronics: from
silicon and beyond. Measurements of
nanosystems. Applications and implications.
Laboratory experience is an integral part of
the course. This course is part of the Electrical Engineering program and should be suitable for juniors and seniors in engineering
and first-year graduate students. Also listed as
MECH 156. Prerequisite: PHYS 33. (5 units)
160. Chaos Theory, Metamathematics
and the Limits of Science:
An Engineering Perspective
on Religion
Limitations of science are examined in the
framework of nonlinear system theory and
metamathematics. Strange attractors, bifurcations, and chaos are studied in some
detail. Additional topics include an introduction to formal systems and an overview
of Godel’s theorems. The mathematical
background developed in the course is used
as a basis for exploring the relationship between science, aesthetics, and religion. Particular emphasis is placed on the rationality
of faith. Prerequisite: AMTH 106 (or an
equivalent course in differential equations),
and a basic familiarity with Matlab. (5 units)
161. Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
Transducers and biosensors from traditional
to nanotechnology; bioelectronics and
measurement system design; interface
between biological system and instrumentation; data analysis; clinical safety. Laboratory component will include traditional
clinical measurements and design and test
of a measurement system with appropriate
transducers. No human or animal subjects
will be used. Also listed as BIOE 161. Prerequisites: BIO 21, PHYS 33, ELEN 21,
ELEN 115. (5 units)
162. BioSignals and Processing
Origin and characteristics of bioelectric, biooptical, and bioacoustic signals generated
from biological systems. Behavior and response of biological systems to stimulation.
Acquisition and interpretation of signals.
Signal processing methods include FFT
spectral analysis and time-frequency analysis. Laboratory component will include
modeling of signal generation and analysis
of signals such as electrocardiogram (ECG),
electroglottogram (EGG), and vocal sound
pressure waveforms. Also listed as BIOE 162.
Prerequisites: BIO 24, PHYS 33, ELEN 50.
(5 units)
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164. Introduction to Power Electronics
Development of models utilizing semiconductor materials used in high-current
and/or high-voltage applications. Models
include DC to DC converters, AC to DC
converters, and DC to AC inverters. Analysis of power amplifiers. SPICE implementations of models. Prerequisite: ELEN 115.
(5 units)
180. Introduction to
Information Storage
Storage techniques and mass storage devices.
Use of memory in computer systems. Design of semiconductor, magnetic and optical (disk drives), and magnetic tape
memories. Storage controllers, computer
interfaces, system software interfaces. Emphasis on current mass storage devices and
interfaces: SCSI, IPI, ST506, ESDI. Also
listed as COEN 180. Prerequisites: ELEN 21,
33, and COEN 8 or 44. ELEN 122 recommended. (4 units)
188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program
designed to give students work experience
related to their academic field of study and
career objectives. Satisfactory completion of
the assignment includes preparation of a
summary report on co-op activities. P/NP
grading. May be taken twice. May not be
taken for graduate credit. (2 units)
189. Co-op Technical Report
Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity such as a design or research
project, etc., after completing the co-op assignment. Approval of department co-op
advisor required. Letter grades based on
content and presentation quality of report.
May be taken twice. May not be taken for
graduate credit. (2 units)
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192. Introduction to
Senior Design Project
Junior preparation for senior project. An introduction to project requirements and participation in the coordination of the senior
conference. Tentative project selection.
(2 units)
194. Design Project I
Specification of an engineering project, selected with the mutual agreement of the student and the project advisor. Complete
initial design with sufficient detail to estimate the effectiveness of the project. Initial
draft of the project report. Co-requisite:
ENGL 181. (2 units)
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195. Design Project II
Continued design, construction, and testing of the project, system, or device. Second draft of project report. Prerequisite:
ELEN 194. (2 units)
196. Design Project III
Continued design, construction, and testing of the project, system, or device. Formal
public presentation of results. Final report.
Prerequisite: ELEN 195. (1 unit)
199. Directed Research/Reading
Investigation of an approved engineering
problem and preparation of a suitable project report. Open to electrical engineering
majors only. (1–6 units)
GENERAL ENGINEERING
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Ruth E. Davis
The School of Engineering, under the direction of the Office of the Dean, offers the
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general engineering and a minor in general
engineering. The bachelor’s degree in general engineering is designed to provide students
with a less specialized, technical degree with concentrations designed to meet the needs
of the individual student. The general engineering degree allows students to pursue an engineering degree while preparing for work or graduate study in fields such as law, medicine, business, or education. The bioengineering concentration focuses on the application
of electrical, chemical, mechanical, and other engineering principles to understand, modify, or control biological systems and educates students to solve problems at the interface
of engineering and the life sciences. The goal of the multidisciplinary bioengineering program is to educate students to solve problems at the interface of engineering and the life
sciences. Career paths for students with a concentration in bioengineering include the
medical-device and biotechnology industries, biomedical research, and graduate study in
bioengineering, science, or medicine.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in engineering must complete the minimum number
of units and the specified requirements for their concentration.
Concentration in Bioengineering
Students majoring in engineering with a concentration in bioengineering must complete a minimum of 191 units and the following requirements:
English
• ENGL 181, 182
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Bioethics
• One course selected from PHIL 7, ENGR 19, or BIOL 171
Biology-Chemistry-Physics Core
• BIOL 21, 24, 25
• CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32
• PHYS 31, 32, 33
Mathematics Core
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• AMTH 106
Engineering Core
• ENGR 1
• BIOE 10
• ELEN 21 or COEN 21, ELEN 50, ELEN 115
• COEN 44 or 45
• MECH 15
Senior Design Project
• BIOE 194, 195, 196 (or ENGR 194, 195, 196)
• Six units in an interdisciplinary design project
In addition, students must meet the requirements of one of the following two
specializations:
Specialization in Bio-molecular or Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation
Bio-molecular Specialization
• BIOL 174
• BIOE 161, 162
• BIOE 154, 156
• Three courses from BIOL 122, BIOL 124, BIOL 176, BIOL 177, BIOL 178,
CHEM 111, CHEM 141, CHEM 151, CHEM 152
Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation Specialization
• BIOL 124
• BIOE 161, 162
• BIOE 154, 156
• Three courses from CENG 123, ELEN 116, (ELEN 123 or MECH 143),
ELEN 130, ELEN 133, ELEN 156, ELEN 160, MECH 121, MECH 122,
MECH 123, EMGT 307
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Other Concentrations in General Engineering
Students majoring in engineering must complete a minimum of 189 units and the
following requirements:
English
• ENGL 181, 182
Mathematics and Natural Science
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• MATH 22 or AMTH 106
• One upper-division mathematics elective
• CHEM 11
• PHYS 31, 32, 33
• MECH 15
Engineering
• ENGR 1
• ENGR 2 or ENGR 110
• CENG 41, 43
• COEN 10 (or other approved programming course), 21, 21L
• ELEN 50, 115
• MECH 10, 11, 121
Design Sequence from one of the following options:
• BIOE 194, 195, 196
• COEN 194, 195, 196
• ELEN 194, 195, 196
• CENG 192A, 192B, 193, 194
• MECH 194, 195, 196
• ENGR 194, 195, 196
Electives
Thirty-six upper-division units defining a coherent concentration, selected in
consultation with an academic advisor.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN GENERAL ENGINEERING
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in general engineering:
• One course selected from COEN 10, COEN 11, COEN 44, COEN 45,
CENG 15, or other approved programming course
• CENG 41
• ELEN 50
• MECH 10, 121
• Two courses selected from CENG 10, CENG 43, COEN 12, (COEN 21/21L
or ELEN21/21L), MECH 11, MECH 15, MECH 140
• A two-course sequence selected from CENG 115 and CENG 118, CENG 121
and CENG 143, COEN 70 and any upper-division COEN course, ELEN 100
and ELEN 110, MECH 122 and MECH 132, MECH 123 and MECH 131
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: GENERAL ENGINEERING
1. Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to the different engineering disciplines. Interdisciplinary aspects of engineering. Engineering professionalism, ethics, and
civic engagement. (1 unit)
2. Community Engineering
Applications
Students participate in practical engineering
projects that are designed to contribute to
the local or global community. Prerequisite:
ENGR 1. (1 unit)
15. Environmental Quality
Engineering
Behavior of chemicals in the environment.
Environmental protection strategies. Environmental impact assessment. Risk analysis
and economic considerations. Discussion of
local, regional, and global environmental
problems and alternative solutions. For
non-engineering majors. Prerequisite:
MATH 6 or equivalent. (4 units)
19. Ethics in Technology
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Special attention to general ethical principles
and the application of these principles to
current moral issues arising in science and
technology. Topics may include ethical
dilemmas in the engineering, biology,
chemistry, pharmaceutical, computer, military, energy, environmental, and agricultural
disciplines. (4 units)
20. Topics in Robotics
Participate in a project-based, hands-on engineering project in a team-based environment. Gain exposure to sensing, actuation,
and control techniques and components in
the process of developing a robotic system
or subsystem. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (1 unit)
90. Solar Decathlon Workshop
Workshop to develop aspects of the solar decathlon entry. May include design, communication, construction, research, analysis,
planning, documentation, fundraising, and
other activities. Students will meet together
to share information, brainstorm, collaborate, and make decisions, and will also work
independently or in small teams in focused
areas. (1 unit)
98. Independent Study
Independent study of an approved engineering problem and preparation of a suitable project report. (1–4 units)
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110. Engineering Projects
for the Community
Students participate in engineering projects
of interest to the local or international community. May be repeated for additional
credit. (1–2 units)
181. Advanced Marine Operations
Technical operation, maintenance, and advanced piloting of underwater robots. Crew
management. Operational and safety procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (1 unit)
180. Marine Operations
Introduction to the design, operation, deployment, piloting, and safety issues
involving the use of underwater robots.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.
(1 unit)
199. Directed Research/Reading
Investigation of an approved engineering
problem and preparation of a suitable project report. Conferences with faculty advisor
are required. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
(1–5 units)
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES: BIOENGINEERING
10. Introduction to Bioengineering
An introduction to the central topics of bioengineering, including the application of
engineering methods and science to problems in biology and medicine, and the integration of engineering and biology. Current
issues and opportunities in the field will be
discussed. Course may include lectures, class
discussions, guest lectures, field trips, short
lab exercises, and team projects. Open to all
engineering and science majors. (4 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: BIOENGINEERING
154. Introduction to Biomechanics
Overview of basic human anatomy, physiology, and anthropometry. Applications of
mechanical engineering to the analysis of
human motion, function, and injury. Review of issues related to designing devices
for use in, or around, the human body including safety, biocompatibility, ethics, and
FDA regulations. Offered every other year.
Also listed as MECH 254. (4 units)
156. Introduction to Biomaterials
Introduction to each class of biomaterial.
Exploration of research, commercial, and
regulatory literature. Written and oral reports by students on a selected application
requiring one or more biomaterials. Also
listed as MECH 256. (2 units)
161. Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
Transducers and biosensors from traditional
to nanotechnology; bioelectronics and
measurement system design; interface
between biological system and instrumentation; data analysis; clinical safety. Laboratory component will include traditional
clinical measurements and design and test
of a measurement system with appropriate
transducers. No human or animal subjects
will be used. Also listed as ELEN 161. Prerequisites: BIOE 10, BIOL 21, PHYS 33,
ELEN 21, ELEN 50. (5 units)
162. BioSignals and Processing
Origin and characteristics of bioelectric, biooptical, and bioacoustic signals generated
from biological systems. Behavior and re-
sponse of biological systems to stimulation.
Acquisition and interpretation of signals.
Signal processing methods include FFT
spectral analysis and time-frequency analysis. Laboratory component will include
modeling of signal generation and analysis
of signals such as electrocardiogram (ECG),
electromyogram (EMG), and vocal sound
pressure waveforms. Also listed as ELEN
162. Prerequisites: BIOE 10, PHYS 33,
ELEN 50. (5 units)
190. Bioengineering Capstone
Introduction to the design process as applied to bioengineering projects. Integration
of topics in early courses in biology, chemistry, and engineering. Team projects leading to formal design reports. Discussion of
senior design projects. Prerequisite: Junior
standing. (4 units)
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194. Design Project I
Specification of an engineering project,
selected with the mutual agreement of the
student and the project advisor. Complete
initial design with sufficient detail to estimate the effectiveness of the project. Initial
draft of the project report. (2 units)
195. Design Project II
Continued design and construction of the
project, system, or device. Second draft of
project report. Prerequisite: BIOE 194.
(2 units)
196. Design Project III
Continued design and construction of the
project, system, or device. Final report. Prerequisite: BIOE 195. (2 units)
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Professors Emeriti: Mark Ardema, Eugene J. Fisher, R. Ian Murray, Richard K. Pefley,
Michel A. Saad
Professors: M. Godfrey Mungal, Terry E. Shoup
Associate Professors: Drazen Fabris, Timothy K. Hight (Department Chair),
Christopher Kitts
Assistant Professors: Mohammad Ayoubi, Wendelin Wright (Clare Booth Luce Professor)
Mechanical engineering includes all aspects of design, development, control, and manufacture of mechanical systems and energy conversion systems. Mechanical engineering
is essential to the proper design and manufacture of nearly every physical product in our
modern world. As such, mechanical engineers are a fundamental resource for most industries, and they work in interdisciplinary environments. Mechanical engineers must have
the ability to see broad perspectives across disciplines and industries and yet solve very local
and specialized problems. The undergraduate curriculum addresses the education and
training of mechanical engineering students and concentrates on two technical areas: (1)
design and analysis of thermofluid systems for effective use of energy; and (2) design,
analysis, and control of mechanical systems including the study of materials used in engineering. Educational efforts are channeled to expand the skills of prospective engineers
not only in understanding fundamentals but also in developing competence in analyzing
engineering systems.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
In addition to fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor
of Science degree, students majoring in mechanical engineering must complete a minimum
of 192 units and the following department requirements:
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English
• ENGL 181, 182
Mathematics and Natural Science
• MATH 11, 12, 13, 14
• AMTH 106 or MATH 22
• AMTH 118
• CHEM 11
• PHYS 31, 32, 33
• MECH 15
• MECH 102 (required for students receiving any MATH or AMTH grade below
a “B”) or approved mathematics or natural science elective
Engineering
• ENGR 1
• CENG 41, 43
• COEN 44 or 45
• ELEN 50
• MECH 10, 11, 114, 114L, 115, 121, 122, 123, 125, 140, 141, 142, 160, 194,
195, 196
Technical Electives
Eight units of technical electives from approved upper-division or graduate engineering classes, with a maximum of 4 units from cooperative education.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in mechanical
engineering:
• COEN 44, CENG 41, ELEN 50, MECH 10
• Two courses selected from MECH 11, MECH 15, CENG 43, and MECH 140
• MECH 121
• One two-course technical sequence: MECH 122 and 132, MECH 122 and
123, MECH 114 and 115, or MECH 141 and 142
Please be aware of the prerequisites for the technical sequence courses, as this may
influence your choice of lower-division courses.
COMBINED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a combined degree program leading
to the Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science open to mechanical engineering majors.
Under the combined degree program, an undergraduate student begins taking courses required for a master’s degree before completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and
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typically completes the requirements for a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at
the end of the fifth year.
Undergraduate students admitted to the combined degree program begin taking graduate classes during their senior year. They are required to enroll in the program between February of their junior year and December of their senior year. Students in this program will
receive their bachelor’s degree after satisfying the standard undergraduate degree requirements. To earn the master’s degree, students must fulfill all the requirements for the degree,
including the completion of 45 units of coursework beyond that applied to their bachelor’s
degree and completion of the master’s thesis. No course can be used to satisfy requirements
for both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORIES
The Nanomechanics Lab houses a nanoindenter, a mechanical test instrument with
nanometer displacement resolution and micro-Newton load resolution. In addition to
measuring mechanical properties such as hardness and elastic modulus with high spatial
resolution, the tip of the nanoindenter may be used to perform mechanical testing on
MEMS devices.
The CAM and Prototyping Lab consists of two machine shops and a prototyping area.
One machine shop is dedicated to student use for design and research projects. The second
is a teaching lab used for undergraduate and graduate instruction. Both are equipped with
modern machine tools, such as lathes and milling machines. The teaching lab also houses
both 2-axis and 3-axis Computer Numerically Controlled vertical milling machines and a
CNC lathe. Commercial CAM software is available for ease of programming. The prototyping area is equipped with a Stratasys FDM 3000 rapid prototyping system that utilizes
fused deposition modeling to create plastic prototypes from CAD generated models. Also
available are a Cyberware laser scanner and a Microscribe touch scanner for capturing 3D
data points to facilitate reverse engineering or data acquisition from existing components.
The Engine Lab contains a variety of internal combustion engines installed on dynamometer stands that can be used for studies of diesel and spark-ignition engines. The facilities include a chassis dynamometer and instrumentation for evaluating engine
performance, measuring exhaust gas emissions, and measuring noise. Studies can be conducted using a variety of fuels.
The Fluid Dynamics/Thermal Science Lab contains equipment to illustrate the principles
of fluid flow and heat transfer and to familiarize students with hydraulic machines, refrigeration cycles, and their instrumentation. The lab also contains a subsonic wind tunnel
equipped with an axial flow fan with adjustable pitch blades to study aerodynamics. Research
tools include modern nonintrusive flow measurement systems.
The Instrumentation Lab contains six computer stations equipped with state-of-the-art,
PC-based data acquisition hardware and software systems. A variety of transducers and test
experiments for making mechanical, thermal, and fluid measurements are part of this lab.
The Materials Laboratory contains equipment for metallography and optical examination of the microstructure of materials as well as instruments for mechanical properties characterization including tension, compression, hardness, and impact testing. The Materials
Laboratory also has a tube furnace for heat treating and a specialized bell-jar furnace for
pour casting and suction casting of metallic glasses and novel alloy compositions.
The Robotic Systems Laboratory is an interdisciplinary laboratory specializing in the design,
control, and teleoperation of highly capable robotic systems for scientific discovery, technology validation, and engineering education. Laboratory students develop and operate systems
that include spacecraft, underwater robots, aircraft, and land rovers. These projects serve as
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ideal testbeds for learning and conducting research in mechatronic system design, guidance
and navigation, command and control systems, and human-machine interfaces.
The Vibrations and Control Systems Lab is equipped with two flexible test systems. One
is capable of single or multi DOF modes, free or forced motion, and adjustable damping.
The other is an inverted pendulum. Both systems can be controlled by a wide variety of control algorithms and are fully computer connected for data acquisition and control.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
10. Graphical Communication
in Design
Introduction to the design process and
graphical communications tools used by engineers. Documentation of design through
freehand sketching and engineering drawings. Basic descriptive geometry. Computeraided design as a design tool. Conceptual
design projects presented in poster format.
Computer Laboratory. (5 units)
11. Materials and
Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing processes and their use in
the production of mechanical components
from metals and plastics. Prerequisites:
MECH 10 and 15. (4 units)
15. Introduction to Materials Science
Physical basis of the electrical, mechanical,
optical, and thermal behavior of solids. Relations between atomic structure and physical properties. Laboratory. Prerequisite:
CHEM 11. (5 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
102. Introduction to Mathematical
Methods in Mechanical
Engineering
The application of mathematical methods
to the solution of practical engineering
problems. A review of fundamental mathematical methods and calculus of a single
variable, multivariable calculus, ordinary
differential equations, numerical methods,
and basics of linear algebra. (4 units)
114. Machine Design I
Analysis and design of mechanical systems
for safe operation. Stress and deflection
analysis. Failure theories for static loading
and fatigue failure criteria. Team design
projects begun. Formal conceptual design
reports required. Prerequisites: MECH 15,
CENG 41, and CENG 43. (4 units)
114L. Machining Lab
Practical experience with manual machine
tools such as mills, lathes, drill press, sheet
metal tools, etc. Basic training in safe and
proper use of the equipment associated with
simple mechanical projects. Laboratory.
Must be taken in conjunction with MECH
114. P/NP grading (1 unit)
115. Machine Design II
Continuation of MECH 114. Treatment of
basic machine elements (e.g., bolts, springs,
gears, bearings). Design and analysis of machine elements for static and fatigue loading.
Team design projects completed. Design
prototypes and formal final report required.
Prerequisite: MECH 114. (4 units)
121. Thermodynamics I
Definitions of work, heat, and energy. First
and second laws of thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances. Application to
fixed mass systems and control volumes. Irreversibility and availability. Prerequisite:
PHYS 33. (4 units)
122. Fluid Mechanics I
Fluid properties and definitions. Fluid statics, forces on submerged surfaces, manometry. Streamlines and the description of flow
fields. Euler’s and Bernoulli’s equations.
Mass, momentum, and energy analysis with
a control volume. Laminar and turbulent
flows. Losses in pipes and ducts. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Laboratory.
Prerequisite: CENG 42 or MECH 140 (can
be taken concurrently). (5 units)
123. Heat Transfer
Introduction to the concepts of conduction,
convection, and radiation heat transfer. Application of these concepts to engineering
problems. Laboratory. Prerequisites: MECH
121 and 122. (5 units)
125. Thermal Systems Design
Analysis, design, and simulation of fluids
and thermal engineering systems. Application of optimization techniques, life cycle
and sustainability concepts in these systems.
Prerequisite: MECH 123. (4 units)
132. Fluid Mechanics II
Introduction to gas dynamics. Concepts of
lift and drag. Mechanics of laminar and turbulent flow. Introduction to boundary-layer
theory. Application to selected topics in lubrication theory, aerodynamics, turbo-machinery, and pipe networks. Offered every
other year. Prerequisites: MECH 121 and
122. (4 units)
140. Dynamics
Kinematics of particles in rectlinear and curvelinear motion. Kinetics of particles, Newton's
second law, energy and momentum methods.
Systems of particles. Kinematics and plane
motion of rigid bodies, forces and accelerations, energy and momentum methods. Introduction to three-dimensional dynamics of
rigid bodies. Prerequisites: PHYS 31, CENG
41, AMTH 106, and MECH 10. (4 units)
141. Mechanical Vibrations
Fundamentals of vibration, free and force vibration of (undamped/damped) single degree of freedom systems. Vibration under
general forcing conditions. Free and force vibration of (undamped/damped) two degree
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of freedom systems. Free and force vibration
of (undamped/damped) multidegree of freedom systems. Determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes. Laboratory.
Prerequisite: MECH 140. (5 units)
142. Control Systems,
Analysis, and Design
Introduction to system theory, transfer
functions, and state space modeling of physical systems. Course topics include stability,
analysis and design of PID, Lead/Lag, other
forms of controllers in time and frequency
domains, root locus Bode diagrams, gain
and phase margins. Laboratory. Prerequisite:
MECH 141. (5 units)
143. Mechatronics
Introduction to behavior, design, and integration of electromechanical components
and systems. Review of appropriate electronic
components/circuitry, mechanism configurations, and programming constructs. Use
and integration of transducers, microcontrollers, and actuators. Also listed as ELEN
123. Prerequisite: ELEN 50. (5 units)
145. Introduction to
Aerospace Engineering
Basic design and analysis of atmospheric
flight vehicles. Principles of aerodynamics,
propulsion, structures and materials, flight
dynamics, stability and control, mission
analysis, and performance estimation. Introduction to orbital dynamics. Offered every
other year. Prerequisites: MECH 122 and
140. Co-requisite: MECH 121. (4 units)
146. Mechanism Design
Kinematic analysis and synthesis of planar
mechanisms. Graphical synthesis of linkages
and cams. Graphical and analytical techniques for the displacement, velocity, and
acceleration analysis of mechanisms. Computer-aided design of mechanisms. Three or
four individual mechanism design projects.
Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Junior
standing in mechanical engineering. (4 units)
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151. Finite Element Theory
and Applications
Basic introduction to finite elements; direct
and variational basis for the governing equations; elements and interpolating functions.
Applications to general field problems—
elasticity, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
Extensive use of software packages. Offered
every other year. Prerequisites: COEN 44 or
equivalent and AMTH 106. (4 units)
156. Introduction to Nanotechnology
Introduction to the field of nanoscience
and nanotechnology. Properties of nanomaterials and devices. Nanoelectronics:
from silicon and beyond. Measurements of
nanosystems. Applications and implications. Laboratory experience is an integral
part of the course. This course is part of the
Mechanical Engineering Program and
should be suitable for juniors and seniors
in engineering and first-year graduate students. Also listed as ELEN 156. Prerequisite: PHYS 33. (5 units)
160. Modern Instrumentation
for Engineers
Introduction to engineering instrumentation, computer data acquisition hardware
and software, sampling theory, statistics, and
error analysis. Laboratory work spans the
disciplines of mechanical engineering: dynamics, fluids, heat transfer, controls, with
an emphasis on report writing and experimental design. Prerequisite: MECH 123.
(5 units)
188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program
designed to give students work experience
related to their academic field of study and
career objectives. Satisfactory completion of
the assignment includes preparation of a
summary report on co-op activities. P/NP
grading. May be taken for graduate credit.
(2 units)
189. Co-op Technical Report
Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity such as a design or research
project, etc., after completing the co-op assignment. Approval of department co-op
advisor required. Letter grades based on
content and presentation quality of report.
May be taken twice. May be taken for graduate credit. (2 units)
192. Technical Writing
Organization of engineering proposals and
reports. General aspects of technical communications. Development of oral presentation
skills and strategies. Prerequisite: ENGL 2.
(2 units)
194. Advanced Design I: Tools
Design tools basic to all aspects of mechanical engineering, including design methodology, computer-design tools, CAD, finite
element method, simulation, engineering
economics, and decision making. Senior design projects begun. Prerequisite: MECH 115.
(3 units)
195. Advanced Design II:
Implementation
Implementation of design strategy. Detail
design and fabrication of senior design projects. Quality control, testing and evaluation,
standards and specifications, and human
factors. Prerequisite: MECH 194. (4 units)
196. Advanced Design III:
Completion and Evaluation
Design projects completed, assembled,
tested, evaluated, and judged with opportunities for detailed re-evaluation by the
designers. Formal public presentation of results. Final written report required. Prerequisite: MECH 195. (3 units)
199. Directed Research/Reading
Investigation of an engineering problem
and writing an acceptable thesis. Conferences as required. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (2–4 units)
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Other Programs of Study
INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORS
ARABIC, ISLAMIC, AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Director: David Pinault
The interdisciplinary minor in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies (AIMES) provides an introduction to the various cultures, peoples, and religions—Muslim, Jewish, and
Christian—of the Middle East, as well as the diverse forms of Islamic practice in Muslim
societies throughout the world. This program also encourages the study of diaspora and
immigrant communities where Islamic and Middle Eastern populations constitute a religious or ethnic minority.
Students enrolled in this minor have the opportunity to sample a variety of methodologies and academic disciplines—including anthropology, art history, literary criticism, history,
political science, and religious studies—that address the Middle East in particular and the
Islamic world at large.
The AIMES interdisciplinary minor is ideal for students who want to develop the intellectual resources for thoughtful and informed engagement with current issues in the Middle East and the Islamic world. AIMES is also well suited for students considering work with
overseas aid organizations, government service, international business or graduate programs
in international studies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Arabic, Islamic, and
Middle Eastern studies:
Culture Courses
Students must take a total of six culture courses relating to AIMES (two lower-level and
four upper-level) from at least three different departments. No more than two courses may
be counted for AIMES credit from the department in which a student majors. A maximum of three courses for AIMES credit may be taken from any one department.
Arabic Language
Three quarters of Arabic are required. Students with prior knowledge of a relevant language may take a test that certifies that they have fulfilled this requirement.
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Senior Project
In lieu of one of the six required courses in Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures, students
may elect to do an independent study/reading course on a project in consultation with a
member of the AIMES Faculty Advisory Council. This project may entail fieldwork with
local Islamic and diaspora Middle Eastern communities in the Bay area.
Students enrolled in the AIMES minor are strongly encouraged to participate in SCUapproved study abroad programs that pertain to Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies. Before enrolling in any such program, students should check with the director and
faculty members of the AIMES minor as well as the International Programs Office.
ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES
ANTH 88. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Middle East
ANTH 156. Anthropology of Muslim Peoples and Practices
ANTH 188. People, Culture, and Change in the Middle East
ART HISTORY COURSES
ARTH 121. Venice and the Other in the Renaissance
ARTH 164. Islamic Art, 600-1350 CE
ENGLISH COURSES
ENGL 128. Studies in the Literature of the Middle Eastern and Islamic World
HISTORY COURSES
HIST 142. Modern Middle East and North Africa
HIST 145. Islam in the Modern World
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
ARAB 1. Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 2. Elementary Arabic II
ARAB 3. Elementary Arabic III
ARAB 21. Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 22. Intermediate Arabic II
ARAB 23. Intermediate Arabic III
ARAB 50. Intermediate Arabic Conversation
ARAB 137. Arabic Culture and Identity
ARAB 164. The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
POLI 139. Religion and Politics in the Developing World
POLI 142. Politics in the Middle East
RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES
RSOC 19. Egyptian Religious Traditions
RSOC 81. Islam
RSOC 82. Shia Islam
RSOC 154. The Islamic Jesus
RSOC 190. Islam: Reformation and Modernity
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SCTR 19. Religions of the Book
SCTR 125. Quran Interpretation
SCTR 126. Sufi Mysticism
ASIAN STUDIES
Director: Gregory P. Corning
The Asian studies minor is designed to provide an introduction to the cultures and languages of Asia and to serve as a valuable complement to major fields of study. Courses in
several disciplines enable students to sample different dimensions of Asian cultures as well
as focus on a specific area of interest.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Asian studies:
Culture Courses
• Two lower-division courses and four upper-division courses (maximum of two
upper-division courses from a student’s major and three in any one department)
selected from the list of approved courses
Language Courses
• Completion of the third course of the first-year, college-level sequence in an
Asian language (Japanese and Chinese are offered) or demonstration of an
equivalent level of proficiency by passing a language proficiency examination
supervised by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
• Non-native speakers of English may satisfy this requirement by presenting
professionally recognized documentation of proficiency in an Asian language
Field Project
• A field project approved by the program director
Students are encouraged to ask instructors in Asian studies courses about Arrupe placements or other ways they might complete a field project as part of a course. The program
director can also help students design projects that suit their interests and means, either locally or abroad.
The Asian Studies Program strongly urges its students to spend a summer, quarter, or
year in one of the many University-approved study abroad programs. Many of these programs offer internship or volunteer opportunities that satisfy the field project requirement.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: ASIAN STUDIES
ASIA 199. Directed Reading/Directed Research
Note: In addition to the courses listed below, many departments offer occasional special topics, directed reading, and seminar courses on Asian studies topics. Students should consult with
the program director to determine the applicability of these courses, as well as study abroad courses,
to the minor.
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ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES
ANTH 181. Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands
ART HISTORY COURSES
ARTH 162. Japanese Art Since 1850
HISTORY COURSES
HIST 55. Introduction to Southeast Asia
HIST 92. Introduction to the History of East Asia
HIST 93. Introduction to the History of South Asia and the Indian Ocean
HIST 146A. Medieval and Early Modern Japan
HIST 146B. Modern Japan in the World
HIST 147A. Premodern China
HIST 147B. Modern China
HIST 150. Women in East Asia
HIST 151. Imperialism in East Asia
HIST 154A. Ancient, Classical, and Medieval India
HIST 154B. Modern India
HIST 159. Special Topics in Asian History
HIST 195. Seminar in Asian History
HIST 199. Directed Reading
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES COURSES
CHIN 1–3. Elementary Chinese I, II, III
CHIN 21–23. Intermediate Chinese I, II, III
CHIN 100–2. Advanced Chinese I, II, III
CHIN 137. Modern Chinese Culture
CHIN 198. Directed Study
CHIN 199. Directed Reading
JAPN 1–3. Elementary Japanese I, II, III
JAPN 21–3. Intermediate Japanese I, II, III
JAPN 100–2. Advanced Japanese I, II, III
JAPN 113–5. Readings in Japanese I, II, III
JAPN 137. Japanese Culture
JAPN 198. Directed Study
JAPN 199. Directed Reading
POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
POLI 2. Introduction to Comparative Politics (with Asia focus)
POLI 122. East Asian International Relations
POLI 139. Religion and Politics in the Developing World
POLI 147. Politics in Japan
POLI 148. Politics in China
POLI 199. Directed Reading
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RSOC 7. South Asian Religious Traditions
RSOC 10. Asian Religious Traditions
RSOC 82. Shia Islam
RSOC 85. Hinduism
RSOC 86. Buddhism
RSOC 88. Chinese Religions
RSOC 89. Japanese Religions
RSOC 115. Tibetan Buddhism: A Cultural History
RSOC 130. East Asian Buddhism
RSOC 185. Gender in Asian Religions
RSOC 199. Directed Reading and Research
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Director: Yuling Yan
Bioengineering is the fastest-growing segment of engineering today and holds the
promise of improving the lives of all people in very direct and diverse ways. Biomedical
engineering is closely related to bioengineering and involves applying principles and practice from engineering to create new knowledge in medicine and to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The minor in biomedical engineering is designed for those
students who are interested in the field but are majoring in other disciplines, particularly
science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, students completing prerequisites for
medical school during their undergraduate studies, and engineering majors.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in biomedical
engineering:
Natural Science Courses
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BIOL 21, 24, 25
CHEM 11, 12, 13
CHEM 31, 32
PHYS 11, 12, 13, or PHYS 31, 32, 33
Mathematics Courses
• MATH 11, 12, 13
Engineering Courses
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BIOE 10
ELEN 50 or PHYS 70
COEN 44 or CSCI 10
MECH 15
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Bioethics Courses
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Advanced Laboratory Skills
• One course from PHIL 7, ENGR 19, or BIOL 171
Electives
Two courses from the following:
• BIOE 154, 156, 161, 162
• BIOL 122, 124, 175, 176
• BIOL 176, BIOL 177, or CHEM 143
Contemporary Topics in Biotechnology and Related Fields
• BIOL 189
One Elective Course
• BIOL 110, BIOL 113, BIOL 174, or CHEM 141
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BIOTECHNOLOGY
Director: Ángel L. Islas
Biotechnology is revolutionizing the practice of medicine and agriculture and is having
an impact on fields as diverse as human reproduction, forensics, manufacturing, and pollution control. The minor in biotechnology is designed for students interested in gaining
insight into the scientific background of biotechnology, exploring its potential for the future, and obtaining practical experience in laboratory techniques used in biotechnology research and its applications. This course of study is most useful for students contemplating
careers in the biotechnology industry and students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in
related areas such as molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry. The minor will be
most easily completed by students majoring in biology, combined sciences, or chemistry;
other majors should consult with their advisors and begin the course of study as early as possible in order to complete the requirements in a timely manner. Twelve courses are required
for the minor, at least seven of which must have laboratory components.
In addition to coursework, students are required to complete a research internship at a
biotechnology company, a research institute, or an academic laboratory focusing on an area
relevant to biotechnology (i.e., cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or
microbiology). Internships must be approved in advance by the director. The minimum
length of the internship is 10 weeks of full-time work or 400 hours total time if done on a
part-time basis. Students must prepare a written report on the project upon completion, to
be evaluated by the director.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in biotechnology:
Scientific Foundations of Biotechnology
• BIOL 21, 24, 25, 175
• CHEM 11, 12, 31, 32
Ethical Issues
• BIOL 171
Director: Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.
The minor in Catholic studies, open to students from all departments, is an interdisciplinary program for the study of the intellectual tradition of the Catholic faith. The minor
is designed for intensive study of Catholicism as a faith embedded in many cultures and for
the critical retrieval of the Catholic intellectual tradition through dialogue with contemporary thought under the rubrics of a variety of academic disciplines. Catholic studies minors
are assigned a faculty mentor who guides them through the program. In conjunction with
the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, the Catholic Studies program sponsors intellectual, cultural, social, and religious opportunities for both students and faculty.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Catholic studies:
Foundational Courses
• Two courses in Catholic theology from offerings in the Department of Religious
Studies
• One course from the Western Culture series
Faith and Culture Courses
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One specialized course in Catholic history
One course in Catholic literature
One specialized course in philosophy or an upper-division course in theology
Two approved elective courses in the study of Catholic societies or cultures
The Colloquium
During sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may participate in a 2-unit interdisciplinary colloquium, “Catholic Imagination,” which meets in one quarter each year for
the discussion of topics in theology, literature, film, the arts, politics, and culture. Guest lecturers and artists present their work. The colloquium is open to all Santa Clara students, but
first priority is given to Catholic studies minors.
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MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES
Director: Blake de Maria
The minor in Medieval and Renaissance studies offers students from all departments a
cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary program of study in Europe’s Middle Ages and Renaissance. These periods lay on the edge of modernity, when the distinctive characteristics
of the contemporary world began to form and when major new connections were made between Europe and Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and the Americas. Study of these periods from many different points of view affords an opportunity to gain valuable perspectives
on the ways that Medieval and Renaissance persons, events, and institutions helped to shape
the modern world. Completion of the minor is noted on the student’s transcript, and students receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Medieval and Renaissance studies:
• Seven courses selected from three different departments with a maximum of
three lower-division courses
• One of the upper-division courses must require an interdisciplinary research
paper based on source materials and secondary works dealing with a topic rooted
in the Medieval and/or Renaissance periods. The research paper requirement
may be fulfilled by enrolling in MRST 199 under the supervision of an
affiliated faculty member and the program director.
• The study of French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and/or Spanish is strongly
recommended but not required. Students should consult with the program
director to determine the cluster of courses best suited to their personal
interests and preparation.
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES COURSES
199. Independent Study
Directed reading and research in source materials and secondary works dealing with selected problems rooted in the Medieval and/or Renaissance periods, culminating in an interdisciplinary paper. Prerequisite: Permission of program director and instructor. (2–5 units)
Note: In addition to the courses listed below, many departments offer occasional special topics, directed reading/directed research, and seminar courses on Medieval and Renaissance topics.
Students should consult with the program director to determine the applicability of these, as well
as of courses taken at other institutions or while studying abroad, to the minor.
ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES
ANTH 146. Perspectives on the Spanish and Native American Experience
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ART HISTORY COURSES
ARTH 21. The Ancient World
ARTH 22. The Visual Culture of Early Modern Europe
ARTH 110. Early Christian and Byzantine Art
ARTH 114. Early Medieval Art
ARTH 116. Romanesque and Gothic Art
ARTH 121. Venice and the Other in the Renaissance
ARTH 122. The Art of Early Modern Rome
ARTH 128. 17th-Century Italian Painting and Sculpture
ARTH 164. Islamic Art, 600-1350 CE
CLASSICS COURSES
CLAS 69. History of Early Christianity
CLAS 112. World of Augustine
CLAS 135. Medieval Latin
ENGLISH COURSES
ENGL 12A. Cultures and Ideas II
ENGL 41. Survey of English Literature I
ENGL 54. Shakespeare
ENGL 116. Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 117. Shakespeare’s Comedies
ENGL 118. Shakespeare Studies
ENGL 141. Studies in Medieval Literature
ENGL 143. Studies in Renaissance Literature
ENGL 188. Senior Seminars (on Medieval and Renaissance topics)
HISTORY COURSES
HIST 22. Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern
HIST 91. Introduction to the History of Africa
HIST 103. Encounter with the Other: the Jesuits in World History
HIST 117. State and Church in the Middle Ages: 1000–1450
HIST 119. Sex, Family, and Crime in Mediterranean Europe, 1300-1800
HIST 121. Interpreting the English Reformation
HIST 122. Pirates of the Mediterranean, Pirates of the Caribbean 1300-1800
HIST 126. Conflicts in Medieval Christianity
HIST 127. The World of St. Francis
HIST 146A. Medieval and Early Modern Japan
HIST 147A. Premodern China
HIST 154A. Ancient, Classical, and Medieval India
HIST 192. Seminar in Medieval or Early Modern Europe
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MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES COURSES
FREN 115. Major Works of French Literature I
FREN 120. Moyen Age
FREN 130. Humanism and the Renaissance
ITAL 110. Italian Civilization I
ITAL 120. Survey of Italian Literature I
ITAL 130. Dante, La Divina Commedia I
ITAL 131. Dante, La Divina Commedia II
ITAL 140. Duecento, Trecento
ITAL 150. Quattrocento, Cinquecento (Rinascimento)
SPAN 120. Major Works of Spanish Literature I
SPAN 122. The Spanish Picaresque Novel
SPAN 123. Siglo de Oro Drama
SPAN 130. Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 165. Cervantes: Don Quijote
MUSIC COURSES
MUSC 11A. Cultures and Ideas I
MUSC 12A. Cultures and Ideas II
MUSC 101. Music History I: Antiquity Through Renaissance
PHILOSOPHY COURSES
PHIL 11A. Cultures and Ideas I
PHIL 12A. Cultures and Ideas II
PHIL 132. Medieval Philosophy
RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES
RSOC 65. Early Christianity
RSOC 144. Gender, Body, and Christianity
SCTR 126. Sufi Mysticism
SCTR 132. Apocalypse Now
TESP 82. Witches, Saints, and Heretics: Religious Outsiders
TESP 143. Theology and Ethics of Thomas Aquinas
THEATRE COURSES
THTR 11A. Cultures and Ideas I
THTR 12A. Cultures and Ideas II
THTR 110. Medieval Theatre
THTR 112. Topics in Theatre and Drama prior to 1700
THTR 120. Acting Styles I: Shakespeare
THTR 151. Fashion, Politics, and Issues of Gender
THTR 187. Seminar in Theatre and Dance before 1700
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RETAIL STUDIES
Director: Kirthi Kalyanam
Retailing is a dynamic and fast-paced industry and encompasses many functional
areas. It demands a blend of creative and analytical skills. The minor in retail studies, offered through the Retail Management Institute, is an excellent immersion experience that
prepares students for a diverse set of careers including buying, merchandising, planning
and allocation, supply chain and information systems management. The program is open
to all University undergraduates. Students entering the retail studies minor continue to
major in their field of interest and receive their bachelor’s degree in that field.
Business majors get an opportunity to focus their studies and discover an exciting industry in which to build their passions. For many business majors, broad business theories will develop deeper meaning as they are applied specifically to the retail industry. The
innovations in Internet retailing and supply chain management provide great opportunities for OMIS majors and students interested in computer science. Retailing is at the
forefront of trends in current culture and communication patterns. This provides a fertile ground for arts and science students to leverage their unique background.
One of the most valuable and unique aspects of the retail studies minor is the internship that takes place the summer after the junior year. This immersion experience gives
students insight into the retail industry and potential careers that are available. Students
acquire experience through a full-time, 10-week paid internship at internationally recognized retailers such as the Gap, Gymboree, Williams Sonoma, DFS Stores, and Nordstrom. The institute offers a wide variety of internships to fit different student interests
and needs.
The minor is composed of a set of core courses and either a multi-channel or Internet retailing option based on the interests of the individual student. The core courses include a multi-channel retailing class in the spring quarter of their junior year and a
two-quarter advanced retail seminar in the fall and winter quarters of their senior year. The
core classes cover topics such as branding, product development, merchandise management, negotiation, store operations, team building, information systems, supply chain
management, e-commerce, and pricing and promotion analysis.
Nonbusiness majors are encouraged to apply for admission to the program during
their freshman or sophomore year to allow time to integrate their course of study in retailing with the requirements in their major field. Business students who have completed
the lower-division requirements can enter the program as late as their junior year. The
number of students admitted into the minor may be restricted in some years by the number of qualified internships available.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in retail studies:
• COMM 20 or MGMT 171
• ARTS 70, COMM 12, OMIS 34, or SOCI 49/149
• ECON 1
• OMIS 40, COMM 110, PSYC 40, or MATH 8
• MKTG 181
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• MKTG 165
• Summer Internship: BUSN 198 or other approved internship
• MKTG 168 and 169
Students must select one of the following two options:
Multi-Channel Option
• ACTG 11
• OMIS 17
• MGMT 160
Internet Retailing Option
• ARTS 74 or ARTS 174
• ARTS 75 or ARTS 175
• MKTG 175, ARTS 177, OMIS 111, or OMIS 113
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Executive Director: To Be Named
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society offers an interdisciplinary minor in
science, technology, and society to provide students an integrated understanding of how
science and technology shape society, and how society shapes the trajectory of science and
the development of technology. The program introduces students to the ethical dimensions
of technology development and application; an understanding of the impact of science and
technology on society; and the knowledge of how science and technology can contribute
to the common good.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in science, technology,
and society:
• Four courses in the development of science and technology:
ARTS 74, 75, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179
CENG 5
COEN 1, 146, 150, 174, 178
CSCI 10, 61, 164
ENVS 2, 11, 20
MKTG 175
MATH 178
OMIS 111, 113
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• Three courses in the social forces shaping science and technology:
ARTS 70
COMM 12, 160A, 161B, 162A, 180A, 181A, 182A
ENGR 19
ENVS 10, 145
LBST 75
MGMT 161
OMIS 34
PHIL 80
SOCI 49, 149, 160
• A minimum of four courses must be upper-division, including at least one
upper-division course from each of the two required sections above, and no
more than three courses may be from the same department
• Students must also attend at least four Center for Science, Technology, and
Society symposia or colloquia and write brief critical summaries for a mentoring
discussion and pass/no-pass evaluation by their minor advisor
URBAN EDUCATION
Director: Carol Ann Gittens
The minor in urban education provides Santa Clara undergraduate students seeking to
become elementary or secondary teachers with the basics in educational theory, urban school
observation and reflective experiences, Constitutional history of the United States, and the
sociological and psychological foundations of education. The urban education minor has
two distinctive components: foundational courses in education and a focus on urban education issues. The urban element springs from the Jesuit commitment to the poor and reflects the multicultural focus of Santa Clara’s basic credential programs. Societal problems,
such as poverty, crime, and prejudice challenge teachers and policy makers who struggle
daily with how to strengthen the educational experience for children.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in urban education:
• POLI 1 or HIST 96A
• EDUC 70, 106, 138, 198A/B
• PSYC 134
• One upper-division course in ethnic studies chosen with approval from the
director of the urban education minor program
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GERONTOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
AEROSPACE STUDIES
Professor: Lieutenant Colonel Rick Moxley (Chair)
Assistant Professors: Major Cesar Gonzalez, First Lieutenant Melissa Ingram
Santa Clara University has entered into an agreement with San Jose State University that
permits Santa Clara students to enroll in a program leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program offers a high-quality educational experience for college students in Air Force organization,
history, officer skills, leadership and management, and national security policy and issues.
Classes are offered on the San Jose State University campus.
LOWER-DIVISION COURSES
1A, B. Foundations of
the U.S. Air Force
2A, B. Evolution of USAF
Air and Space Power
The first year of instruction includes an
overview of the Air Force, with focus on
career opportunities and benefits, in addition to military communication skills and
protocols. The second year builds on this
foundation with a review of Air Force heritage and history, from dirigibles to the jet
age. (1 unit per semester)
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Director: Patricia M. Simone
Gerontology is the study of the elderly and of the aging process. Majors from any field
may enhance their credentials and their ability to work with the elderly through the gerontology certificate program. Students examine influences on the roles and quality of life of
the elderly as well as physical and psychological aspects of aging. Courses investigate perceptions about the elderly in various societies and how the experiences of older people differ according to culture, ethnicity, class, and gender. Students complete a practicum that
gives them experience working with the elderly. Completion of the gerontology certificate program is noted on a student’s transcript and with a certificate acknowledging their
achievement.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE
Students must complete the following requirements to receive a certificate in
gerontology:
• One lower-division course from SOCI 1, ANTH 3, PSYC 1, or PSYC 2
• Four upper-division courses from ANTH 172, BIO 187, COMM 156A,
CHEM 142, POLI 168, PSYC 117, PSYC 196, SOCI 172, TESP 126 or any
gerontology-related course with approval of the director
• A gerontology-related practicum approved by the director
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
131A, B. Air Force Management
and Leadership
Asia, Central and South America, Middle
East, and Africa. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
AS 131B. (3 units)
131A. Communicative Skills at the
Junior Officer Level and
Management Principles
141B. Preparation for Active Duty
Examination of advanced leadership ethics
and Air Force doctrine. Topics of special
emphasis include the military as a profession, officership, military justice, and preparation for active duty. Prerequisite or
co-requisite: AS 141A. (3 units)
131B. Executive Functions and
Problem-Solving Tools,
Practices, and Controls
Differing styles of leadership. Year course.
Prerequisites: AS 1A, B; AS 2A, B; or as determined by department chair. (3 units per
semester)
141A. National Security Affairs
Role of the Air Force in accomplishing national security objectives. U.S. national security and the relationships among various
governmental institutions. Global perspective to include regional studies of Russia,
180. Individual Studies
Application of theory and instruction in
field and staff exercises. By arrangement.
(3 units)
Leadership Laboratory
Dynamic environment in which cadets develop leadership and management skills by
planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating exercises. Mandatory 2 hours per
week for officer candidates.
UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
Director: William S. Greenwalt
The University Honors Program provides Santa Clara’s most able students with intellectual opportunities based in small, seminar-style classes. With 14 to 17 students each,
seminars emphasize analytical rigor, effective expression, and interaction among professors and students. In the classroom and elsewhere on campus, students enjoy a level of
collaboration exceptional even at Santa Clara.
The University Honors Program comes in two levels. The first is usually by invitation
and includes a curriculum of 10 courses. Students who have established a GPA at Santa
Clara of 3.65 after 32 units of study may apply for admission to Level II. Six courses are
required for students admitted at this level.
The course of study combines broadly based, liberal learning with depth of specialization in a major field. Honors program classes are designed to fit within the curricula of
the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, and engineering. Possible majors
include every undergraduate field in the University.
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LOWER-DIVISON COURSES
Europe, or Latin America or a thematic emphasis with a focus on a topic, such as poverty
and development, international human rights, or peace studies.
The area studies emphasis on Africa offers an introduction to the cultures, languages,
politics, and global challenges facing the continent of Africa and its people spread across
the planet through colonialism, slavery, and globalization. The area studies emphasis on
Europe offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures, languages, politics, and
global challenges facing the continent. The areas studies emphasis on Latin America offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures, languages, politics, and global challenges facing the region.
The thematic emphasis offers students the opportunity to examine broad international issues that transcend a single nation or geographic area. Subjects such as international organization, poverty and development, cultural interdependence, diplomacy and
law are by their very nature international. Such subjects require systematic approaches distinct from the examination of single-nation or area studies. Students develop their own
themes and present a detailed proposal to the International Studies Committee for approval usually no later than the first quarter of their junior year. Students planning an offcampus program for their junior year should obtain this approval prior to their departure.
11A. and 12A. Cultures and
Ideas I and II
A two-course sequence focusing on a major
theme in human experience and culture
over a significant period of time. Courses
emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture
in its global context. (4 units each quarter)
20. Difficult Dialogues
Freshman seminar devoted to the analysis
from different perspectives of some issue,
text, or problem in the area of a professor’s
expertise. This course will hone critical
thinking skills with an eye to future research.
(4 units)
13. Late Modern Culture
Examination of the later development
(1700-now) of Western culture in the areas
of art, history, philosophy, literature, and
technology. Enrollment normally limited to
participants in the University Honors Program. (4 units)
Note: In addition to the Cultures and Ideas
sequence (HNRS 11, 12), the program offers
special courses and sections through specific departments including biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, philosophy, political
science, and religious studies. There is also an
Honors Contract Course option for students
who wish to take a non-Honors course for
Honors credit with approval from the director.
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
100. Honors Seminar
An advanced seminar usually on an interdisciplinary topic. May be repeated for
credit when topic changes. Enrollment limited to students in the University Honors Program. (5 units)
101. Fellowship Preparation
A seminar for those students interested in
preparing for major fellowship competition
(Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater,
etc.). Open to freshmen and sophomores with
permission of the instructor. (2 units)
199. Honors Program Thesis
Course credit for thesis or culminating project of the University Honors Program. Enrollment limited to students in the University
Honors Program. (1 unit)
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Executive Director: Dennis Gordon
International Programs offers minors in international studies and international
business and coordinates study abroad and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students.
MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Executive Director: Dennis Gordon
The minor in international studies is designed for students who wish to concentrate
coursework beyond their majors on selected nations, regions, or topics of international
significance. Students can choose between an area studies emphasis with a focus on Africa,
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Area Studies Emphasis
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in international
studies with an area studies emphasis:
Foreign Language
• Two upper-division courses in a foreign language:
Africa: French or Arabic
Latin America: Portuguese or Spanish
Europe: French, German, Italian, or Spanish
• The foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by examination through the
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Social Science
• One course from POLI 2, POLI 25, or ANTH 3
Geography
• One course in anthropology, sociology, or political science
Capstone Course
• A minimum of 20 hours in a class, internship, or community volunteer activity
overseas with academic or other appropriate oversight and assessment. The requirement may be fulfilled by a minimum of one quarter study abroad at an appropriate
site which includes community involvement outside of the classroom or an alternative approved by the executive director of international programs.
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African Studies
Four courses from the following, at least three of which must be upper division and
no more than two of which may be in the student’s academic major:
• ECON 134, 135
• ENGL 35, 130, 157, 164, 166
• HIST 45, 104, 107, 141, 142, 143, 144, 149, 158, 193
• FREN 111, 112, 113
• POLI 146
• RSOC 18, 19, 22L, 46, 81, 170, 191
• TESP 131, 184
Foreign Language
• Two upper-division courses in a foreign language
• The foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by examination through the
Department of Modern Languages and Literature.
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European Studies
Four courses from the following, at least three of which must be upper division and
no more than two of which may be in the student’s academic major:
• COMM 199
• ECON 117
• ENGL 149, 155, 168L, 184L
• HIST 13, 120, 121, 124, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 139, 193
• FREN 108, 110, 111, 116, 170, 171, 172, 180, 182, 183
• GERM 110, 111, 150, 151, 160, 182, 183
• INTL 111, 119
• ITAL 62, 112, 113, 180, 182
• SPAN 125, 150, 151
• PHIL 119, 119L, 129, 133, 144, 145, 183
• POLI 119, 129, 132, 133, 134, 143, 144, 145
Latin American Studies
Four courses from the following, at least three of which must be upper division and
no more than two of which may be in the student’s academic major:
• ANTH 185
• ARTS 17/117, 26/126
• ECON 130
• HIST 61, 62, 64, 161, 162, 163, 164, 169, 196
• POLI 124, 136, 136A, 137, 140, 196
• SOCI 134, 135
• SPAN 112, 115, 117, 130, 131, 135, 140, 141, 145, 146, 148
Thematic Emphasis
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in international
studies with a thematic emphasis:
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Social Science
• One course from POLI 2, POLI 25, or ANTH 3
Geography
• One course in anthropology, sociology, or political science
Thematic Focus
• Four courses selected with the approval of the International Studies Committee,
at least three of which must be upper division and no more than two of which
may be in the student’s academic major
Capstone Course
• A minimum of 20 hours in a class, internship, or community volunteer
activity overseas with academic or other appropriate oversight and assessment.
The requirement may be fulfilled by a minimum of one quarter study abroad
at an appropriate site which includes community involvement outside of the
classroom or an alternative approved by the executive director of international
programs.
MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Director: John Toppel
The minor in international business is designed to educate students in a broad range
of management and business skills in a global context. The program of study for the international studies minor includes coursework in language, social science, and international business and is open to all undergraduate students. The minor provides students
with an understanding of the social, economic, and political context of international business, the language communication skills, and the business skills to be effective managers
in a global marketplace. Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program
or internship to complement this minor.
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in international
business:
Foreign Language
• One course from ARAB 23, CHIN 23, FREN 50, FREN 100, GERM 100,
ITAL 100, JAPN 23, SPAN 100
World Geography and Demography
• One course from ANTH 50, HIST 5, POLI 50, SOCI 50, or SOCI 138
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• ACTG 11, BUSN 70, ECON 1, ECON 2, ECON 3, and MGMT 80
• One course from MGMT 6, PHIL 6, or PHIL 112
Social Science in a Global Context
• One course from ECON 137, ECON 129, ECON 130, ECON 134, HIST
105, PSYC 162, POLI 119, POLI 121, POLI 122, POLI 136, POLI 137, POLI
140, POLI 142, POLI 144, POLI 146, POLI 148, or an approved course taken
in the SCU El Salvador program. Also eligible is a selected comparative politics
course approved by the director of the international business minor program.
International Business
• Two upper-division courses from ACTG 152, FNCE 151, MGMT 170,
MKTG 178, ECON 181, ECON 182
Recommended (but not required):
• Completion of advanced language courses
• Internship related to an international business career
• Additional coursework in economic development, modern history, and politics
of selected world regions
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
101. Contemporary Global Issues
Interdisciplinary focus on contemporary international social, cultural, and political topics. (1–5 units)
experience. Emphasis on applying knowledge gained abroad for personal development and service to the community.
Required for certificate in International
Leadership. (2 units, P/NP grading only)
102. International Intercultural
Competence
Interdisciplinary course designed for students preparing to study abroad. Considers
the personal, cultural, and practical dimensions of studying in a different society. Part
of a two-course sequence leading to a
certificate in International Leadership. Students must be current applicants for summer, semester, or full academic year study
abroad program. (2 units, P/NP only)
198. International Internship/
Experiential Learning
Directed internship or field placement with
governmental or nongovernmental organization. Placements are supervised by a faculty member who meets with students to
assess their academic achievement and participation at the placement site. Permission
of instructor required. (1–5 units)
103. Applied International
Intercultural Competence
Interdisciplinary course designed for students recently returned from an international study abroad or service learning
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199. Directed Reading
Independent study. Written outline of the
proposed course, with signatures of the
sponsoring instructor and director of International Programs must be completed one
week prior to registration. (1–5 units)
Director: Barbara Colyar
Santa Clara provides global educational opportunities through study abroad and experiential learning programs operated by the University, affiliated programs operated by
other institutions, and exchange programs. Programs are available for one quarter, a full
academic year, or a summer session.
To be eligible to participate in a study abroad program, Santa Clara students must be
admitted to degree status at the University, must have completed at least 88 quarter units
of credit by the date that the program of study begins, must have declared an academic
major, must not be on academic or disciplinary probation, and must be in good financial standing with the University. Transfer students must have earned a minimum of 15
quarter units of credit on the main SCU campus and satisfied all other eligibility requirements. Students must also meet any grade point average, language, or other eligibility requirements for the specific study abroad program. Approval by the student’s academic
advisor and the director of study abroad is required for participation in a study abroad program. Students who have completed less than 88 quarter units of credit or transfer students who have completed less than 15 quarter units of credit on the main SCU campus
may participate in a study abroad program with the approval of the director of study
abroad and the dean of academic support services. Units and grades earned for coursework in University-operated study abroad programs, University-affiliated study abroad
programs, and University study abroad exchange programs are included in a student’s
Santa Clara academic history. Units earned in approved study abroad programs may be
used to fulfill University Core Curriculum, college or school, department, or program requirements subject to prior approval by the appropriate dean’s office, department chair,
or program director. However, such units do not satisfy the University residency requirement. Grades earned in approved study abroad programs are included in the calculation
of the Santa Clara grade point average.
Units earned for coursework in study abroad programs not operated by or affiliated
with the University are accepted only as transfer credit and are subject to the policies governing units taken at other institutions in Chapter 8, Academic and Administrative Policies and Regulations.
SANTA CLARA EL SALVADOR PROGRAM
Directors: Kevin Yonkers-Talz and Trena Yonkers-Talz
Casa de la Solidaridad is an experiential learning program conducted in El Salvador
by Santa Clara University. This semester-long program combines academic courses with
direct experiential learning and service activities in and around San Salvador. Students live
in community in the Casa, study at the University of Central America, and take part in
community field placement projects for two full days per week. The program is offered
in conjunction with the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the University of Central America, El Salvador and is open to Santa Clara students, students from
other Jesuit universities, and students from selected other institutions.
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UPPER-DIVISION COURSES: CASA DE LA SOLIDARIDAD
ECON 129. Economic Development
Students will look at the leading current issues in economic development from a developing country perspective. The course is
aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of
the different factors that explain observed
differences in economic development across
countries, with a special focus on the interaction between trade and development, and
between markets and the state. As a special
case study, the course will analyze the available evidence on the NAFTA and CAFTA
experiences. (5 units)
INTL 130. Salvadoran Literature
Readings and analysis of works by Salvadoran authors, reflecting the national and historical reality of the country. Special focus
on literature dealing with issues such as social inequality, the role of the woman in Salvadoran society, and implications of societal
violence. Enrollment limited to students in the
Casa de la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
INTL 131. Sociology of Public
Communication
in El Salvador
Examination of the public discourses of
power and the mass media of communication. Presents the contrast between the public discourse of power and alternative
discourses, which are based on the principles of human dignity, the promotion of
justice, and social equality. Basic theoretical
tools for analyzing discourse and linguistic
resources of power in El Salvador. Enrollment limited to students in the Casa de la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
INTL 132. Perspectives on
El Salvador’s Civil War
Today’s El Salvador cannot be understood
without first understanding the war—its
causes, its conduct, and its outcome. Each
week, students meet with people who, in
different ways, were involved in the war—
officers and rank-and-file members of the
government and guerrilla armies, government officials and political party leaders,
diplomats, journalists, church workers, and
others. Just war theory, as set forth in
Catholic social teaching, is used to analyze
the positions and actions of the parties to
the war. Enrollment limited to students in the
Casa de la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
INTL 138. University of
Central America Elective
For students participating in the Casa de la
Solidaridad program in El Salvador, the option to enroll in a university course or develop an independent research project.
Enrollment limited to students in the Casa de
la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
INTL 139. Field Praxis/Placement
Experiential field placement as part of the
Casa de la Solidaridad program in El Salvador. Students work two full days per week
in the community, and integrate this experience with academic readings, journals, social analysis, and reports. This experience
serves as the springboard for academic, personal, and communal reflection, and is integrated into other coursework. Enrollment
limited to students in the Casa de la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
PHIL 151. Philosophy of
Suffering and Solidarity
How ought we to live in a world marked by
suffering and injustice? How should we interpret the chance meetings and interconnections that shape our lives? Can such
moments help reveal what life is calling us to
do and be? What role does a religious imagination play in our postmodern world, especially when we are faced with pain, violence,
and disappointment? This course will begin
to address these questions by exploring how
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we try to find meaning in a world filled with
contingency and injustice. Using a variety
of sources including theological and philosophical essays, film, and literature, we will
examine how one critically engages experiences of interconnection, solidarity, and suffering, and uses such experiences to discern
one’s vocation and calling. (5 units)
POLI 136A. The Political Structures
and Processes in
El Salvador and
Central America
Examines the governmental institutions and
political processes in Central America. Topics include forms of government, the role of
political parties, electoral systems, and local
government. Offered through the Casa de la
Solidaridad in El Salvador. Taught in Spanish. Enrollment limited to students in the Casa
de la Solidaridad Program. (5 units)
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RSOC 196. Latin American Theology
From the indigenous spiritualities of preHispanic times to the Catholicism brought
about by the Spanish Conquest, to the
churches of today, theological perspectives
have strongly shaped Latin American culture and politics. The evolution of the theologies of liberation will be studied to see
the various expressions and challenges the
theology faces. (5 units)
SPAN 100. Advanced Spanish I
Inserts the students across the process of
teaching-learning the Spanish language in
the social, economic, political, and cultural
realities of El Salvador. (5 units)
SPAN 110. Advanced Spanish
Conversation
Inserts the students across the process of
teaching-learning the Spanish language in
the social, economic, political, and cultural
realities of El Salvador. (5 units)
SANTA CLARA LONDON PROGRAM
Director: Dennis Parnell, S.J.
The Santa Clara London Program combines challenging academic courses with a required internship in business, the arts, or public service. Students may study in London
for one semester or one quarter, depending on the term. The program combines courses
taught by Santa Clara faculty and Santa Clara-approved instructors from the United
Kingdom and Europe. All students are required to enroll in either INTL 110, British
Life and Culture or INTL 112, British Life and Business. If attending a semester-length
term, students must also enroll in INLT 119, London Internship. The program is operated jointly with the Foundation for International Education. Enrollment is limited to
undergraduate students admitted to degree status at Santa Clara.
ARTH 133. History of Modern Design
Examines the products of applied design
during the past 150 years, including examples of furnishings, industrial design, fashion, and graphic design, in relation to
demand, technology and production, standards, fine art, social reform, and the dynamics of consumption. (5 units)
COMM 175A. Theology of
Communication
Do the practices of communication have
any consequences for theology? We know
that St. Paul claims that “faith comes from
hearing” and that Christian theology has
taken communicative expression seriously
throughout the centuries. This course examines how theology has used communication,
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how it has evaluated communication, how
communication contributes to theology, and
how new communication technologies have
a contemporary impact on theological and
religious practices. Examines a variety of
communication expressions (art, music, poetry, television programs, films, Web sites) as
religious expressions; students will create
their own theological expression using some
contemporary medium. COMM 175 is a
distance learning course. The instructor will
be on-site for initial class meetings, with lecture, discussion, and assignments continuing via the Internet throughout the term.
Enrollment limited to students in the Santa
Clara London Program. (5 units)
financial analysis and forecasting, cash management, credit policy, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: ACTG 11 and 12 and proficiency with spreadsheets. (5 units)
COMM 189. International
Communication Elective:
Media in Britain
Explores British media organizations as social, economic, and cultural entities and examines specific determinants and processes
of production. Areas of study will include
broadcasting and the film industry, the
press, and the ‘convergent’ new media of
digital television and the Internet. Enrollment limited to students in the Santa Clara
London Program. (5 units)
INTL 110. British Life and Culture
Mandatory course for students participating in the Santa Clara London Program.
Takes students beyond the initial aspects of
cultural difference and offers insights as to
what makes British culture distinct. All students in the London program must enroll in
110 or 113. Enrollment limited to students
in the Santa Clara London Program. (5 units)
ENGL 184L. Special Topics:
Shakespeare and
Elizabethan Literature
Students will study a selection from the
work of William Shakespeare in relation to
Elizabethan culture and the wider literary
traditions of Renaissance drama. Plays will
be considered both as texts that reflect the
preoccupations of both 16th-century writers and their audience and as plays alive in
performance. (5 units)
FNCE 121L. Financial Management
Introduction to the financial questions facing companies and their answers. Topics include stocks and bond valuation, capital
budgeting, short- and long-term financing,
HIST 39L. History of Britain,
1815 to Present
Examines the key political, social, and cultural developments that make up the remarkable story of Britain from 1815 to the
present time. Students will develop an
awareness of the main and evolving frameworks of British society, an understanding
of Britain’s changing place in the world, and
an ability to critically analyze simple primary historical sources. (4 units)
INTL 112. British Life and Business
An examination of British culture and life
in a business context. Issues of politics,
monarchy, parliament, and democracy in
England and the significance of the British
Empire in the development of multiculturalism, as well as the country’s impact on the
development of business and trade. Students will also study the United Kingdom as
part of the European Union and its complex role in it. Cultural impact on the organizational decision making, negotiations,
human resource management, and business
functions, such as marketing. Enrollment
limited to students in the Santa Clara London
Program. (5 units)
INTL 114. British Life and Culture:
A Sporting Pilgrimage
A study of British culture through sports
and the global city in the run-up to the
2012 Olympics in London, approached
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from both a historical and contemporary
perspective. Insight into the wide range of
British sports, sports organizations, business
practices, and the important role that sport
plays in the nation's culture. A study tour is
included. (5 units)
INTL 119. London Internship
Experiential-based learning in association
with the Santa Clara London Program. Provides academic framework for placement in
business, public sector, or humanities. All
internships are unpaid. Enrollment limited
to students in the Santa Clara London Program. (5 units)
INTL 198. International Research
Working with a faculty sponsor on the
Santa Clara campus and the Foundation for
International Education in London (FIE),
students will design and carry out an independent research project. The project may
be self-contained or part of a longer-term
requirement at Santa Clara, such as a senior
or honors thesis. Topics will center on
British cultural, historical, political, or contemporary contexts and may have a comparative dimension. The methods employed
must involve direct involvement in British
society and intellectual life through visiting
libraries, archives, participant-observer
methodologies, survey research, and other
approved scholarly techniques. Permission
of instructor required.
MGMT 80L. Global Business
Designed to enable students to understand
the critical importance of the role of multinational decision making and strategy with
respect to business. Examines major issues in
international trade and commercial policy
and uses real-world applications to derive
and illustrate models of international trade.
Covers rationales and benefits of international trade, protectionism, the political
economy of commercial policy, international
trade and development, and economic integration and world trade. (4 units)
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MKTG 178L. International
Marketing
Explores the decision-making process in the
marketing of products and services in the
international marketplace. Covers the formulation of key elements in international
marketing strategy, such as identification
and assessment of potential markets, price
setting, and design, promotion, and distribution of products and services. Explores issues such as the competitive advantage of
nations, the changing nature of the international social and business environment, and
the emerging role of the Internet in international marketing. (5 units)
MUSC 115. Special Topics: Music in
20th-Century Britain
Examines a wide range of musical styles important in 20th-century Britain. Considers
music-making from diverse settings: the
South London Anglo-Caribbean community to “Madchester” all-night parties; rural
folk clubs to West-End variety shows; and
coal-mine brass bands to art-house cinema.
Examines the nature of the musical material;
the forms and the instrumentation; and the
cultural, political, and economic context in
which it was created. Students will attend
shows related to the course material. (5 units)
POLI 119L. The Economic
Integration of the
European Union
Provides a comprehensive examination of
the processes of European economic integration, and offers a critical analysis of European Union policies in their broader
political/economic context. Focuses on the
external dimension of Europe in the global
economy. (5 units)
POLI 149L. Special Topics in
Comparative Politics:
British Politics
Introductory course on contemporary
British politics, with no previous political
science requirement. Provides students with
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a basic understanding of Britain’s system of
government and political process, as well as
the socio-historical processes that have
shaped modern Britain. These include the
monarchy, the Parliament, political parties,
the prime minister, political ideology, and
political culture. Comparisons with American politics and society will be made as a
point of reference to provide students with
a better framework for understanding
British politics. (5 units)
RSOC 22. Understanding
Civilizations:
Islam and the West
This course aims to introduce North American college students to the religion and culture of Islam and how these relate to the
Western world (centered on Europe and
North America). The course adopts an historical approach, charting developments in
the Middle East since the rise of Islam, and
contextualizing the current relationship between ‘Islam’ and the ‘West.’ A number of
key issues are addressed in order to examine
and challenge stereotypes and demystify ‘the
Other.’ (4 units)
SOCI 193L. Ethnic History
of Modern Britain
This course will examine the ethnic diversity
of modern Britain in relation to the
processes of immigration and emigration.
The course will examine the imperial and
post-colonial experiences of people from a
diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds (Jewish, Irish, Islamic, Black
African, etc.) in order to understand their
lives and experiences in this country and the
way in which they view their own cultures
and identities. (5 units)
SOCI 193L. Social Welfare Issues
in the United Kingdom
The object of this course is to introduce participants to the historical and conceptual
framework within which social welfare provision has developed in the U.K. In addition, comparative perspectives on U.S. and
U.K. practice will be developed: contrasting
notions of “philanthropy” will be analyzed.
The contrast between Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930’s and the Welfare State in post-war Britain will serve to
exemplify historical similarities and distinctions between the two national approaches.
This course is intended to explore current
issues in social welfare provision particularly
in the nonprofit, nongovernmental sector.
(5 units)
THTR 111L. Contemporary
British Theatre
This course introduces students to a variety
of texts, performances, and theatrical venues that reflect the vitality of contemporary
British theatre. London has around 100 theatres, of which 15 are occupied by subsidized companies. Large commercial theatres
can be found in the West End offering a variety of light entertainment, musicals, and
comedies. Off-West End productions may
feature plays with more individual themes.
The most innovative and experimental
work is usually found in the ‘fringe’ theatres.
This course will try and offer a ‘taste’ of all
these modes of production, and a consideration of state subsidy for theatre within a
critical framework. Students will be expected to analyze and comment critically
upon various shows in performance. Also
listed as ENGL 113L. Enrollment limited to
students in the Santa Clara London Program.
(5 units)
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SANTA CLARA CUBA PROGRAM
Director: Robert Bozina
Santa Clara University offers a 14-week course of study in Havana, Cuba in collaboration with Cuba’s Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte. Courses are taught by members
of the faculty from Santa Clara and Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte. Courses involve
musical ethnology, Afro-Cuban cultural history, Cuban literature, and studio instruction
in music and dance at whatever level is appropriate for each student, beginning through
advanced. During the course of study, participants are involved in research and educational field trips outside Havana to Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo to investigate
several types of Cuban music and dance including Son, Trova, Comparsas, Changui and
Tumba Francesa. The program provides lodging, meals, and assistance with transportation. Enrollment is limited to undergraduate students admitted to degree status at Santa
Clara and is operated according to all United States government licensing requirements.
Descriptions of courses offered through the program can be found in the departmental
listings in the appropriate department in Chapter 3, College of Arts and Sciences.
SANTA CLARA AFFILIATED PROGRAMS
Santa Clara provides study abroad opportunities during the academic year for undergraduate students at locations around the world with a variety of language prerequisites,
housing options, and course choices through other institutions. Coursework completed
at affiliated study abroad programs can be applied to the unit requirement for a student’s
degree and also may fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements, college or school
requirements, and academic major or minor requirements subject to the appropriate approval by the University. Study abroad options are offered through Arcadia University, the
Council of International Educational Exchange, Gonzaga University, Loyola University,
Syracuse University, Borderlinks, Danish Institute for Study Abroad, the Institute for the
International Education of Students, School for Field Studies, the Organization for Tropical Studies, Boston University, the Beijing Center, and Semester at Sea. Enrollment is
limited to undergraduate students admitted to degree status at Santa Clara.
SANTA CLARA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Santa Clara provides study abroad opportunities during the academic year for undergraduate students through exchange programs with 11 universities in 10 countries.
Coursework completed at exchange study abroad programs can be applied to the unit requirement for a student’s degree and may also fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements, college or school requirements, and academic major or minor requirements subject
to the appropriate approval by the University. Study abroad exchange programs are offered
in Australia through the Australian Catholic University, in Canada through Simon Fraser
University, in Chile through Universidad Alberto Hurtado, in France through Universite
Catholique de Lille, in Italy through Universita degli Studi di Firenze, in Japan through
Sophia University and University of the Sacred Heart, in Mexico through Universidad
Iberoamericana Puebla, in the Philippines through Ateneo de Manila, in Spain through
Universidad de Deusto, and in Sweden through Lund University.
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SANTA CLARA SUMMER PROGRAMS
course in contemporary German civilization is also offered. Lectures and seminars offer
a survey of literary, linguistic as well as cultural, historical, political, legal and social developments in Germany. Depending on individual language skills, summer course participants may attend all afternoon lectures and seminars.
Santa Clara operates study abroad programs in El Salvador, Costa Rica, the United
Kingdom, Italy, and Germany during the summer session. With the exception of El Salvador, enrollment is limited to undergraduate students admitted to degree status at Santa
Clara.
El Salvador
The El Salvador summer program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the health profession. Students integrate classroom learning with experiential
community-based learning in marginal Salvadoran communities. Each student will have
a field placement where they will work four afternoons a week in either a hospital or
clinic supervised by Salvadoran medical professionals. Students live in community with
other students as well as with peer Salvadoran students studying at Central American
University. Students take one of two Spanish courses depending on their language proficiency and the field praxis course.
Costa Rica
The Costa Rica summer program offers a small cohort of students an opportunity to
experience the breathtaking beauty and astounding biodiversity of Costa Rica’s natural
ecosystems, while appreciating the challenges this small Central American nation faces in
sustainably developing its economy and providing livelihoods for its people. Students enroll in two courses taught by Santa Clara University instructors, and upon successful completion of the course requirements receive a total of 10 units of credit. Students have one
week of pre-field instruction at Santa Clara, then spend three weeks traveling through
Costa Rica, staying at biological field stations or tourist facilities as well as doing brief
home stays with Costa Rican families. Opportunities to meet Costa Ricans and other
Latin American students, learn Spanish, and do community service complement the academic offerings, which focus on drawing, observing nature, understanding rainforest
ecology, and learning about sustainable development and ecotourism.
United Kingdom
Santa Clara offers a summer program at a selected site in the United Kingdom, Stirling in Scotland, and a summer internship in London. Students enroll in two upper-division courses for 10 units of credit. Courses are taught by faculty from Santa Clara and
local British universities. Courses explore various aspects of English literature, history, religious belief, media, environmental issues, and political life.
Italy
Santa Clara offers various opportunities for summer study in Italy, including Rome.
The Rome program includes Italian language classes at various levels and other classes
dealing with contemporary Italy and Europe. Students live at a pensione run by an Italian family and there are excursions to the surrounding area.
Germany
The Germany summer program is located in the city of Freiburg. German language
courses are offered in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University. Students fulfill the equivalent of two quarters of
language requirements in the four-week program. In addition to the language courses, a
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Affiliated Programs
Santa Clara provides a limited number of study abroad opportunities during the summer for undergraduate students through other institutions. Coursework completed in
summer affiliated programs can be applied to a student’s degree requirements subject to
the appropriate approval by the University. Information about specific programs offered
in the summer is available from the International Programs Office.
LEAD SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Director: William S. Greenwalt
The LEAD (Leadership, Excellence, and Academic Development) Scholars Program
provides first-generation University students with a smooth transition to life at Santa
Clara. This is a four-year program involving support as well as challenge, with a special
emphasis on the first-year experience. The program is committed to fostering an atmosphere of successful scholarship, community engagement, and service.
1. LEAD Scholars Seminar
Reserved for LEAD Scholars only. This fall
course aims to assist students in getting the
most out of their University experience by
developing the academic strategies and personal self-management strategies essential
for success at Santa Clara. Seminar discussions and exercises focus on a variety of topics, including transitional issues, growth,
and development. (2 units)
2. LEAD Scholars Seminar
Reserved for LEAD Scholars only. The
winter seminar aims to build upon the
leadership development of LEAD Scholars
and encourages application to campus leadership opportunities. Weekly seminar discussions and exercises will focus on a variety
of topics, including résumé writing, presentations by University organizations, and
higher education research that explores student experiences as well as spring quarter
course registration meetings. (2 units)
10. Difficult Dialogues
Explores contemporary controversies through
case studies. Focuses on the meanings of dialogue and academic freedom through small
group discussions and exercises. (2 units)
MILITARY SCIENCE PROGRAM
Professor: Lieutenant Colonel Shawn W. Cowley (Director)
Assistant Professor: Captain Vincent Mucker
The Military Science Program offers classes open to all Santa Clara students and the
Bronco Battalion, an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalion of cadets
from Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and San Jose State University. The military science program is designed to develop management skills and leadership abilities for
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successful careers in both the corporate world and the military. Students who complete the
ROTC program are eligible for appointment and commissioning as officers in the Army
Reserve. Reserve commissions are tendered in all basic branches of the Army. A board of
officers determines the branch in which students are commissioned based on their preference, leadership potential, academic background, and the needs of the service.
The military science core curriculum consists of six lower-division classes in the ROTC
Basic Course and seven upper-division courses in the ROTC Advanced Course. Cadets
may take a summer course (MILS 24) in lieu of the six lower-division courses. The professional military education of ROTC cadets consists of two components: a baccalaureate
degree from Santa Clara University (or one of the cross-enrolled universities) and at least
one undergraduate course from each of five designated fields of study. Prior to commissioning, cadets must take at least one course in military history and computer literacy.
The curriculum is divided into ROTC Basic Course requirements and ROTC Advanced Course requirements. To proceed to the ROTC Advanced Course classes, students must complete either the six required ROTC Basic Course classes or attend a
summer class at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The director of the military science program must
approve exceptions to this progression.
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ROTC Basic Course Requirements
The ROTC Basic Course, Fundamentals of Leadership and Management, includes the
first-year and second-year courses (MILS 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, and 23) designed for beginning students who want to qualify for entry into the ROTC Advanced Course and for
those students who may want to try military science without obligations. A student can
also qualify for entry in the ROTC Advanced Course by completing the summer training camp (MILS 24).
ROTC Advanced Course Requirements
The ROTC Advanced Course, Advanced Leadership and Management, consists of the
third-year and fourth-year courses (MILS 131, 132, 133, 134, 141, 142, and 143) open
to students who have completed or earned placement credit for the ROTC Basic Course.
Students must complete all courses numbered greater than MILS 130, to include
MILS 134, a six-week Leader Development and Assessment Course during the summer,
in sequence, unless otherwise approved by the professor of military science. The ROTC
Advanced Course qualifies students for commissions as officers in the U.S. Army. Students
who do not desire to compete for a commission as an officer in the Army may take these
courses for academic credit with approval by the professor of military science.
Leadership Laboratories
Leadership laboratories, held weekly for three hours, are required of all students. Performance during lab periods is reflected in the student’s course grade. Labs include activities such as rappelling, terrain navigation, marksmanship, drill and ceremonies, and
tactical field training exercises.
Labs and Field Exercises
During each quarter of class work, weekly lab work is required. Two off-campus exercises involving adventure training, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, leadership training,
and survival skills are optional for nonscholarship ROTC Basic Course students. Two
off-campus exercises focusing on leadership and military skills are mandatory for ROTC
Advanced Course students.
11. Leadership and Personal
Development
Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for
effective leadership. Students learn how the
personal development of life skills such as
goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management relate to leadership and officership. Students develop
their own personal fitness program under
the guidance of an Army master fitness
trainer. Two 60-minute classes per week;
weekly three-hour leadership labs required.
One four-day weekend field exercise away
from the University. (3 units)
12. Foundations in Leadership I
An overview of leadership fundamentals
such as setting direction, problem solving,
listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback and using effective writing skills. Students begin to explore leadership dimensions
and values. Two 60-minute classes per week.
Weekly three-hour leadership labs required.
One military formal dinner. (3 units)
13. Foundations in Leadership II
An overview of the leadership framework
with practical applications in fundamentals
such as problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, and using effective writing skills.
Students explore dimensions of leadership,
values, attributes, skills, and actions in the
context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Two 60-minute classes per
week. Weekly three-hour leadership labs required. One four-day weekend field training
exercise away from the University. (3 units)
21. Innovative Leadership
Explores the dimensions of creative leadership strategies and styles by studying historical cases and engaging in interactive
exercises. Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building within
the context of planning, executing and
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assessing team exercises. Focus will be on the
continued development of the knowledge of
leadership values and attributes through an
understanding of organizational customs
and courtesies. Leadership case studies provide tangible context for learning Individual
Creeds and Organizational Ethos. Two 60minute classes per week. Weekly three-hour
labs. One military formal dinner. (3 units)
22. Leadership in Changing
Environments I
Examines the challenges of leadership in
complex contemporary operational environments. Dimensions of the cross-cultural
challenges of leadership in a constantly
changing world and their application to
leadership tasks and situations. Case studies
stressing importance of teamwork and tactics in real-world settings. Two 60-minute
classes per week. Weekly three-hour labs.
One military formal dinner. (3 units)
23. Leadership in Changing
Environments II
Examines the decision-making process and
plans/orders that enable small units to complete assigned tasks. Planning techniques
used to develop orders and briefing plans
and decisions. Two 60-minute classes per
week. Five three-hour labs per quarter. One
four-day field training exercise away from
the University. (3 units)
24. Leader’s Training Course
A four-week summer training camp at Fort
Knox, Kentucky. Students receive pay,
travel, lodging, and the Army defrays most
meal costs. The course environment is rigorous and teaches skills required for success in
the Army ROTC Advanced Course. No
military obligation is incurred. Open only
to sophomores and juniors who have not
taken ROTC courses during the regular
school year or for ROTC course alignment.
Students must pass a physical examination
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(paid for by ROTC). Completion of MILS
24 qualifies a student for entry into the
Advanced Course. Candidates can apply for
a class seat anytime during the school year.
(P/NP grading only). (4 units)
35. Special Topics: Foundations
of Leadership in a
Changing Environment
Examines specific topics dealing with leadership at the lieutenant level or challenges
facing senior military leadership in the contemporary operating environment. Prerequisite: Department chair approval. (3 units)
UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
131. Adaptive Team Leadership
Challenges students to study, practice, and
evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are
presented with the demands of the ROTC
Leader Development Assessment Course.
Challenging scenarios related to small unit
tactical operations are used to develop selfawareness and critical thinking skills. Students receive systematic and specific
feedback on their leadership abilities. Two
90-minute classes per week. Weekly threehour labs. One mandatory four-day field
training exercise away from the University.
Prerequisites: MILS 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, and
23, or consent of department chair. (4 units)
132. Situational Leadership I
Study of intense situational leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills
in leading small units. Skills in decisionmaking, persuading, and motivating team
members when “under fire” are explored,
evaluated, and developed. Two 90-minute
classes per week. Weekly three-hour labs.
One military formal dinner. Prerequisite:
MILS 131, or consent of department chair.
(4 units)
133. Situational Leadership II
Practical applications of intense situational
leadership challenges that will provide
awareness and specific feedback on leadership abilities. Student skills are evaluated
using practical applications in decision making, persuading, and motivating team members when “under fire.” Aspects of military
operations are reviewed as a means of
preparing for the ROTC Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC). Two 90minute classes per week. Weekly three-hour
labs. One mandatory four-day field training exercise away from the University. Prerequisite: MILS 132, or consent of department
chair. (4 units)
134. Leader Development
and Assessment Course
A six-week summer training course conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. Only
open to (and required of) students who
have completed MILS 131, 132, and 133.
Students receive pay, travel, and lodging,
and the Army defrays most meal costs. The
course’s environment is highly structured
and demanding, stressing leadership at the
small-unit level under various challenging
circumstances. Although this course is
graded on a Pass/Fail basis only, the leadership and skill evaluations at the camp weigh
heavily in the subsequent selection process
that determines the type of commission and
career field of students upon graduation
from ROTC and the University. (4 units)
141. Developing Adaptive Leaders
Students develop proficiency in planning,
executing, and assessing complex operations;
in functioning as a member of a staff; and in
providing leadership performance feedback
to subordinates. Students are given situational opportunities to assess risk, make ethical decisions, and provide coaching to fellow
ROTC students. Students are challenged to
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responsibilities of key staff roles and use situational opportunities to develop subordinates. Two 90-minute seminars per week.
Weekly three-hour labs. One mandatory
four-day weekend field training exercise
away from the University. Prerequisite: MILS
133, or consent of department chair. (4 units)
142. Leadership in a
Complex World I
Explores the dynamics of leadership in the
complexity of current military operations.
Students examine customs and courtesies,
military law, principles of war and rules of
engagement in the face of international terrorism. Aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on
the battlefield, and host nation support are
examined and evaluated. Two 90-minute
seminars per week. Weekly three-hour labs.
One military formal dinner. Prerequisite:
MILS 141. (4 units)
143. Leadership in a
Complex World II
Significant emphasis is placed on preparing
students for their first unit of assignment
andtransition to lieutenant. Case studies,
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scenarios, and exercises are used to prepare
students to face the complex ethical and
practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Two
90-minute seminars per week. Weekly
three-hour labs. One mandatory four-day
weekend field training exercise away from
the University. Prerequisite: MILS 142.
(4 units)
176. Military History
A survey of the military and diplomatic aspects of American involvement in conflicts
from the Anglo-Indian Wars to the present.
Two 105-minute classes per week. One
mandatory off-campus weekend historical
visit is conducted in San Francisco during
the quarter. (4 units)
199. Independent Study
Examine specific issues facing the United
States Army as a directed study with the department chair and the senior military instructor. Topic selected in consultation with
the department chair. Issues of diversity in
the military will be embedded in the topic.
Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair.
(3 units)
MUSICAL THEATRE
Director: Barbara Murray
The musical theatre minor offers experience and training in music, theatre, and dance
as well as aspects of the visual arts and literature. Musical theatre is prominent in America as art, entertainment, social commentary, and civic engagement; it therefore plays a
part in Jesuit education of the whole person for the service of others. The objectives of
this program include: entry-level proficiency for a career in performance, enhancement
in teaching, or further training in graduate school; audition techniques; performance of
acting, singing and theatrical dance; and knowledge of the cultural history and various
forms of musical theatre. The student may pursue one of two tracks: The American musical theatre or the lyric theatre (opera/operetta).
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
PRE-LAW
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Theory: MUSC 1 and 1A or MUSC 7
Singing: MUSC 34 and three quarters of on-campus private voice instruction
Acting: THTR 20, 123
Dance: Two courses from DANC 40, 43, or 46
Students in American theatre option: DANC 55 or 155, THTR 165 and 80 or
180
• Students in lyric theatre option: MUSC 103, 109, 50 or 150, 51 or 151
PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES
Advisor: Steven L. Fedder
Santa Clara University has an excellent reputation for preparing students for careers
in the health sciences. Most incoming students tend to be focused on either allopathic
medicine or dentistry, but a much broader spectrum of careers can be equally or more attractive, including osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and others. A Santa Clara education provides ample
opportunity to acquire the academic foundations in natural science required by medical
schools, and its broad liberal arts Core Curriculum also serves to develop the communication, personal interaction, and analytical skills needed both during medical school and
in one’s subsequent medical practice.
Although Santa Clara does not have a pre-med major, the courses prescribed by the
Council of Education of the American Medical Association can be incorporated into
several academic majors.
Most medical schools require:
• One year of general chemistry (CHEM 11, 12, and 13)
• One year of organic chemistry (CHEM 31, 32, and 33)
• One year of biology (BIOL 21, 24, and 25)
• One year of physics (PHYS 11, 12, and 13 or PHYS 31, 32, and 33)
• One year of mathematics, typically calculus (MATH 11 and 12) and a statistics
course
In addition, many students become more skilled and competitive by enrolling in two
or three upper-division science courses in biochemistry, genetics, and human physiology
that are helpful in preparing for the Medical College Admission Test. The choice of academic major is much less important than completing the coursework above; however,
many pre-health students select a natural science major like biology, chemistry, or combined sciences.
Students should maintain regular contact with the pre-health sciences advisor throughout their undergraduate years for assistance with adjustment to college academic rigor
and social life; an appreciation of the wide array of available health care careers; assistance
with the balance between academics, social life, work, health community volunteering,
and internships; and assistance with the relevant entrance examinations and application
to health science programs.
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Director of Pre-Law Advising: Susan Frisbie
Santa Clara University provides a wide range of opportunities for undergraduates interested in attending law school to build a strong pre-law foundation. Early in their undergraduate program, pre-law students should consult not only with their major advisor
but also with one of the designated pre-law advisors to formulate a program designed for
their specific needs and career goals. There is no specific major or curriculum required to
qualify for law school admission. Successful law school applicants come from majors as
diverse as anthropology, philosophy, communication, political science, physics, English,
history, biology, and economics. Law school admissions officers recommend undergraduate preparation in a major that demands discipline, analytical ability, research skills, and
precision in written and oral work. The departments of Anthropology, Philosophy, and
Political Science offer a pre-law or a law and society emphasis within the major. Elective
courses also provide valuable training and breadth of academic and analytical experience.
Some elective courses strengthen specific abilities, while others provide perspective on
legal issues and topics. Possible electives include, but are not limited to the following:
ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES
ANTH 151. Law and Society
ANTH 155. Conflict Resolution
COMMUNICATION COURSES
COMM 20. Public Speaking
COMM 170A. Communication Law and Responsibility
ECONOMICS COURSES
ECON 126. Economics and the Law
ENGLISH COURSES
ENGL 174. Nonfiction Writing
ENGL 177. Argumentation
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES COURSES
ENVS 120. Introduction to Environmental Law and Regulation in the U.S.
PHILOSOPHY COURSES
PHIL 10. Ethical Issues in the Law
PHIL 25. Informal Logic
PHIL 154. Philosophy of Law
POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
POLI 160. The Constitution and Equality
POLI 161. Law and Politics in the U.S.
SOCIOLOGY COURSES
SOCI 176. Elder Law
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PRE-TEACHING
Requirements for Multiple-Subject and Single-Subject Credentials
The minimum requirements for multiple-subject or single-subject teaching credential include:
• A bachelor’s degree in a subject area from an accredited institution
• Demonstrated knowledge of the United States Constitution by completion of
undergraduate coursework or passage of an approved examination
• Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test
• Completion of an approved program of professional education, including
student teaching or internship
• Completion of a state-approved subject matter preparation program or passage
of the California Subject Examination for Teachers, a subject-area competency
examination, in the area one plans to teach
• Demonstrated knowledge of the various methods of teaching reading by
completion of coursework or passage of an approved examination
Director: Carol Ann Gittens
Santa Clara University is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to offer professional preparation for prospective elementary school, middle
school, and senior high school teachers. The Department of Education in the School of
Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries offers graduate programs for
the multiple-subject credential for elementary grades and the single-subject credential for
secondary grades, both with a cross-cultural language and academic development emphasis. The preliminary teaching credential can be initiated during the four-year undergraduate program through the Undergraduate Accelerated Teaching Credential Program
or during a fifth year of graduate study. Students interested in teaching should consider
completing a minor in urban education offered through the Liberal Studies Program.
The Eastside Future Teachers Project is a program developed to attract Eastside Union
High School District high school students into the teaching profession. This program
was established in order to increase the number of underrepresented students who choose
teaching as a career. Six students are chosen each year to join the program, which provides
special mentoring, coursework, and practical experience related to teaching as well as
scholarship assistance during their undergraduate and fifth-year credential programs.
Preparation for Multiple-Subject Credential
Students interested in a career in elementary school teaching should fulfill the requirements of the liberal studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Those requirements can be found in Chapter 3, College of Arts and Sciences. Students must
demonstrate the subject matter competency component for the multiple-subject credential by passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). While students
may sit for the examination whether or not they majored in liberal studies, both the examination and the liberal studies degree requirements are closely aligned with the state of
California’s elementary curriculum framework. Therefore, Santa Clara strongly recommends that students interested in being elementary school teachers major in liberal studies. An undergraduate minor in urban education is also recommended.
Preparation for Single-Subject Credential
Students interested in a career in secondary school teaching in a particular subject
matter area should fulfill the requirements of the academic major of their intended teaching specialization. California teaching credentials are available in the following subject
areas: agriculture, art, business, English, health science, home economics, industrial and
technology education, mathematics, modern languages, music, physical education, science, and social science. Those requirements can be found in each department in Chapter 3, College of Arts and Sciences and Chapter 4, Leavey School of Business. Students
must demonstrate specific subject matter competency by passing the California Subject
Matter Examination for Teachers (CSET) in the subject area they desire to teach. An undergraduate minor in urban education is also recommended.
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Accelerated Teaching Credential Program
The multiple-subject or single-subject teaching credential program can be pursued at
Santa Clara in conjunction with the student’s undergraduate program. Undergraduate
pre-teaching students can apply to either the multiple-subject or single-subject credential
program in education during the winter of their junior year. Upon acceptance, students
in the accelerated credential program are eligible to begin the credential coursework during the summer between their junior and senior years. Undergraduates are able to take
University-based credential coursework prior to the completion of the baccalaureate degree, but must complete the bachelor’s degree before initiating their field-based directed
teaching. In addition to the bachelor’s degree, students must pass the California Basic
Educational Skills Test and demonstrate subject matter competency via the California
Subject Examination for Teachers or completion of an approved subject matter preparation program before beginning the directed teaching portion of the credential. Any 200
or 300 upper-division level courses taken for the credential are not counted toward the
student’s undergraduate degree unit requirement.
Selected California state credential coursework may be waived by successful completion of specific undergraduate courses:
• A course in community health education by EDUC 70
• A course in teaching children with exceptional needs in the regular classroom by
EDUC 138
• A course in educational policy, social foundations of education, and applied
internship by EDUC 198
• A course in the psychological foundations of education by PSYC 134
• Coursework on the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution
by POLI 1 or HIST 96A
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Fifth-Year Teaching Credential Program
The multiple-subject or single-subject teaching credential program can be completed as
a fifth year of study following the bachelor’s degree and qualifies the student for a preliminary teaching credential. This 50-quarter-unit program includes graduate coursework in
educational foundations, curriculum design, teaching methods, and supervised student
teaching. A field experience internship option may be completed in lieu of a regular twoquarter student teaching assignment. The selection of teacher credential candidates for internships is conducted by the participating school districts in collaboration with the
University. Students admitted to a credential program may choose the two-summer credential option to do their primary coursework in conjunction with the field experience internship option.
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Admission of Undergraduate Students
Santa Clara University is a selective admission university that admits new students
based on potential for academic performance and contribution to the campus community consistent with the mission and Jesuit tradition of the University. Applicants are admitted as full-time, degree-seeking students. Santa Clara does not have a part-time
undergraduate program option and does not enroll non-degree students except under
the limited conditions outlined in Chapter 8, Academic and Administrative Policies and
Regulations.
Entering freshmen and transfer students are admitted for fall term. Students are admitted for winter and spring term only by special exception with the approval of the
provost.
Entering freshmen are admitted to the University and to a specific school based on the
preference indicated on their admission application. Students wishing to change schools
may apply for a transfer at the end of their first year of attendance.
ADMISSION OF ENTERING FRESHMEN
Admission of applicants to Santa Clara University as entering freshmen is based on
their academic record in high school including course rigor, results on standardized tests,
and other criteria outlined below. While Santa Clara University does not have a specific
high school grade point or standardized test score requirement, potential for successful academic performance in the rigorous undergraduate program at Santa Clara is highly correlated with academic performance in high school in challenging courses and the results
on standardized tests. Santa Clara also bases admission on demonstrated potential for
contribution to the campus community consistent with the mission and Jesuit tradition
of the University.
Applications for admission as an entering freshman are evaluated using the following
criteria:
• Overall quality of high school courses and appropriately challenging coursework
• Academic performance in high school, including the cumulative grade point
average from the first year of high school through the junior year of high school
(grades from the first term of the senior year may also be included)
• Results of standardized tests (SAT I or ACT)
• Letter of recommendation
• Involvement in school and community activities
The basic subject requirements for admission as an entering freshman include:
• History and Social Science: 3 years
• English: 4 years
• Mathematics: 3 years required; 4 years recommended
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• Laboratory Science: 2 years required; 3 years recommended
• Language Other Than English: 2 years required; 3 years recommended; 4 years
preferred
• Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year recommended
• College Preparatory Electives: 1 year
Admission to freshman standing at Santa Clara depends on a continued high level of
performance during the remainder of the applicant’s senior year in high school and upon
receipt of a high school diploma. If a significant change occurs in the applicant’s academic performance during the senior year, his or her admissions status may be reevaluated by the University.
EARLY ACTION PROGRAM
Applicants to the Early Action Program must submit their applications by November
1 of their senior year. Early Action applicants are notified of the admissions decision by
the end of December. Santa Clara’s Early Action Program is nonbinding; consequently,
students admitted under the Early Action Program are not required to withdraw other college applications and have until May 1 to confirm enrollment at Santa Clara. Early Action applicants who are competitive but not clearly admissible will be deferred and
evaluated with other applicants under the Regular Decision Program.
REGULAR DECISION PROGRAM
Applicants to the Regular Decision Program must submit their applications by
January 7 of their senior year. Regular Decision applicants are notified of the admissions decision by the first week of April and have until May 1 to confirm enrollment
at Santa Clara.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Prospective freshman students must submit the following application materials to be
considered for admission to Santa Clara:
• The Common Application
• The Santa Clara supplement to the Common Application
• An application fee
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• The Secondary School Report
• Official high school transcript
• Official SAT I or ACT scores
ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS
Santa Clara University admits a limited number of transfer students, principally at
the sophomore and junior levels, based on potential for academic success and contribution to the campus community consistent with the mission and Jesuit tradition of the
University. Admission of applicants to Santa Clara University as entering transfer
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students is based on their academic record at other colleges and may include evaluation
of high school transcript and other criteria outlined below. While Santa Clara University
does not have a specific grade point requirement, potential for successful academic performance in the rigorous undergraduate program at Santa Clara is highly correlated with
prior academic performance in challenging courses. Santa Clara also bases admission on
demonstrated potential for contribution to the campus community consistent with the
mission and Jesuit tradition of the University.
Applicants for admission to Santa Clara University as entering transfer students must
have completed at least 12 semester or 18 quarter transferable units at an accredited college or university. Applicants with fewer than 12 semester or 18 quarter transferable units
should follow the application procedure for entering freshmen. Note that if a transfer applicant has not completed 30 semester or 45 quarter transferable units, he or she will be
required to submit an official copy of his or her high school transcript(s) and SAT I or
ACT scores.
Applicants for admission as an entering transfer student generally must have a “B” average in prior college courses to be considered for admission. Only courses that are transferable to Santa Clara are considered in the grade point average calculation. Course
selection and consistency of performance by the applicant are also considered. Applicants
on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension at another institution are not considered for admission.
RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
Applicants for admission to Santa Clara University as entering transfer students enhance their chances for admission by completing as many courses that fulfill the Santa
Clara Core Curriculum requirements as possible before transferring. Preference will be
given to students who have completed the following courses:
College of Arts and Sciences
• English Composition (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
• College-level Mathematics (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
• Natural Science with a Lab (1 semester or 1 quarter)
Leavey School of Business
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English Composition (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
Accounting (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
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English Composition (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Chemistry (1 semester or 1 quarter)
Physics (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
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TRANSFER CREDIT
Entering transfer students generally receive credit for courses from other colleges and
universities that are similar to courses offered at Santa Clara University.
• Courses from accredited institutions are generally transferable if they are
similar in nature to courses listed in the Santa Clara University Undergraduate
Bulletin.
• Courses from California community colleges are also generally transferable
under the same conditions and if designated as transferable to the University of
California.
• Courses from colleges not accredited, trade sch