ARSC-1000 (3-4) Expository Writing

Develops college-level reading, writing, and thinking. Students are asked to read critically, then construct written responses that are revised and crafted into more formal essays and position papers. Offered through the Student Academic Services Center. Prereq., program coordinator consent required.

ASTR-1000 (3) The Solar System

Examines principles of modern astronomy for nonscience majors, summarizing our present knowledge about the Earth, Sun, moon, planets, and the origin of life. Offers opportunities to attend nighttime observation sessions at Sommers-Bausch Observatory and Fiske Planetarium. Similar to ASTR 1010, without lab. Also similar to ASTR 1030. Formerly ASTR 1110. Students may receive credit for only one of ASTR 1000, 1110, 1010, or 1030. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science: nonlab. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

COMR-1000 (1) Communication and Community

Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media). Restricted to students in the Communication Residential Academic Program.

CSVC-1000 (1) Work Internship

a one credit pass/fail course, opened to students in good academic standing, whose internship employers require that they receive course credit. The student must first seek to obtain academic credit through their major department. Will not count toward degree requirements in any UCB school or college. No appeals for credit toward degrees or for letter grades in the course will be entertained.

DNCE-1000 (2) Beginning Technique

Introduces basic concepts and skills of various contemporary dance forms, such as Afro-modern, Release Technique, Limon-based modern, etc. Classwork develops muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, and dynamic and spatial awareness. Lectures focus on various aspects of dance including history, composition, anatomy and criticism. Limited amount of written work is required. May be repeated up to 4 credit hours.

ENVS-1000 (4) Introduction to Environmental Studies

Surveys environmental studies, examining ecological, socioeconomic, political, aesthetic, and technological factors that influence the quality of life on Earth. Required for ENVS majors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

FARR-1000 (1) Farrand Service-Learning Practicum: Special Topics

Offers a varying service-learning practicum experience as corequisite to a service-learning lecture course.May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the practica are different. Graded pass/fail.

GSAP-1000 (3) World Politics and Society

Explores the history leading up to-and away from-the attacks of 9/11 within an American framework. Topics to be covered include: America's relationship with key countries since 1945; the rise of Muslim extremism; modern terrorism and its meaning; the importance of oil; and the events of 9/11 and the Bush Administration's response to it, at home and abroad. Restricted to G-RAP students.

IAFS-1000 (4) Global Issues and International Affairs

Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies. Prerequisites: Restricted to International Affairs (IAFS) , Political Science (PSCI), Anthropology (ANTH), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Geography (GEOG) or College of Arts and Sciences Open Option (XXAS) majors only.

INVS-1000 (4) Responding to Social and Environmental Problems Through Service Learning

By integrating theory with required community service, students explore how problems are shaped by cultural values and how alternative value paradigms affect the definition of problems in areas such as education and the environment. Students examine different approaches to solving problems and begin to envision new possibilities. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

LDSP-1000 (3) The Foundations of 21st Century Leadership

Introduces students to the critical need for and approaches to the practice of creative and effective leadership. Premised on the idea that the potential for leadership is present in all of us. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

LING-1000 (3) Language in U.S. Society

Nontechnical exploration of the ways that language is used in America. Emphasizes language as a social institution and how values and goals of both public institutions and private groups shape and are shaped by language and its use. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context or contemporary societies.

PHIL-1000 (3) Introduction to Philosophy

Introduces fundamental topics of philosophy, e.g., knowledge, truth, universals, self, the mind-body problem, time, God, and value. Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

PHYS-1000 (3) Preparatory Physics

Introduces basic physics, emphasizing an analytical approach to prepare for PHYS 1110/1120, the engineering majors sequence. This course does not satisfy any MAPS deficiency in either the sciences or math. Prereq., 1 year high school algebra or equivalent.

SPAN-1000 (3) Cultural Difference through Hispanic Literature

For freshmen only. Organized around the general topic of cultural differences. Focuses on a related issue such as gender or history articulated in the literature of Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic United States. Taught in English; students read selected literary texts in English from the various traditions. Does not count towards the Spanish major. Approved for GT-AH2. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 0-26 credits (Freshmen) only.

ENGL-1001 (3) Freshman Writing Seminar

Provides training and practice in writing. Focuses on the writing process, the fundamentals of composition, and the structure of argument. Provides numerous and varied assignments with opportunity for revision. Prereqs., College of Arts and Sciences freshman or sophomore standing. Not open to business or engineering majors. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: lower-division written communication. Prerequisites: Not open to Engineering or Business majors.

GEOG-1001 (4) Environmental Systems 1---Climate and Vegetation

MLect. and lab. Introduces the atmospheric environmentof the Earth: elements and controls of climate and their implications for hydrology, vegetation, and soils. Emphasizes distribution of physical features across the Earth's surface and interactions between humans and their environment, especially those leading to global change on the decade to century time scale. Approved for GT-SC1. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science: nonlab or lab. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

HONR-1001 (1) Honors Coseminar

Honors coseminars are designed to combine an honors seminar experience with the shared experience of an organized lecture course. Designed typically for 15 students, coseminars are taken for an additional 1 credit hour. Coseminars provide honors students with an opportunity to extend their common experience in the course lecture into an enriched interactive, critical thinking opportunity. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours. Prerequisites: A minimum 3.3 cum GPA is required for this Honors class or you must be part of the first year student group.

PSYC-1001 (3-4) General Psychology

Surveys major topics in psychology: perceptions, development, personality, learning and memory, and biological bases of behavior. Students may participate as subjects for several hours in ongoing research. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general.

SOCY-1001 (3) Introduction to Sociology

Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

ARTS-1002 (3) Beginning Drawing 1

In this studio course the formal visual elements are presented through a study of spatial relationships. The course is built around a series of related problems, each of which is designed to develop fluency in drawing, offer experience in handling media, foster self-confidence, and promote an understanding of the visual elements and their role in the development of pictoral space. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and1030.

FILM-1002 (3) Film Analysis for Non-Majors

Introduces the critical study of film, exploring theoretical, historical, and technical concerns while presenting a survey of important film periods and genres. Students will hone critical-thinking, close-analysis, and writing skills. The course will cover a wide variety of films, approaching them from numerous perspectives, considering both the effects films have on individual viewers and their ability to reflect culture.

ARTS-1003 (3) Printmaking for Non-Majors

Emphasizes processes involved with both nonmultiple and multiple methods, including but not limited to metal plate etching (intaglio), lithography, collagraph, woodcut, linoleum cut, Xerox transfer, and monotype. Places equal emphases on developing drawing skills and understanding design principles.

FARR-1003 (1) Banned Books and the First Amendment

Focuses on a heated topic of discussion since the Constitution was drafted: the censorship of books. This class will look at some classics in literature: Catcher in the Rye, The Color Purple, and Huck Finn, and will explore the questions of why they were controversial and whether censorship of books is ever justified. Graded pass/fail.

THTR-1003 (3) Acting for Nonmajors

Teaches the basic principles of acting for those withno previous acting experience, focusing on relaxation, concentration, improvisation, use of imagination, actions, objectives, initial monologue and scene work, and basic terms and concepts of process work for the actor.