Course List

Intro to Cultural Anthropology -

ANTH 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Whitney A.M. Leeson
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 022
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods usedby anthropologists to study human societies andcultures. Case studies from primarilynon-Westerncultures will provide an overview of the cultureconcept and its relationship to institutions ofkinship, marriage, gender, language, race andethnicity, production, exchange, politicalorganization, magic, religion and the arts. Thiscourse is required for the anthropologyconcentration and is an elective in the Sociologymajor and minor programs. (1)

Intro to Communication Studies -

COMM 101 B

Instructor: Prof Deborah H. Selby
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: MILL 113
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduction to oral communication and communication theory. Course includes study of various communication models and situations and the processes and techniques that function within them. It also examines cultural, symbolic, and perceptual variants and their effects on the communications process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Research Methods -

COMM 350 B

Instructor: Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
         M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TREX 166
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: COMM-250

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the principles and basic skillsnecessary to criticize research literature. Inthis course students will develop descriptive andexperimental studies using data collection,analysis and presentation techniques incommunication research. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk.

Fundamentals of Computer Sci.I -

CPSC 120 A

Instructor: Dr. Durell Bouchard
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TREX 363
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: No formal prerequisite; however, a strong aptitude for math usually predicts success in the course

Catalog Description:

Problem solving and algorithm design; basicprogramming concepts including subprograms andobjects. Programming in a modern object-orientedlanguage and an introduction to the UNIX operatingsystem are an integral part of the course.Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Elementary French I -

FREN 101 B

Instructor: Dr. Patricia S. Han
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 207
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A study of the fundamentals with emphasis on pronunciation and aural comprehension. Oral and written work. Reading of selected materials. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.

German Civilization & Culture -

GRMN 311 A

Instructor: Dr. James Ogier
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 210
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: # Take GRMN-201;

Catalog Description:

The historical, social, and artistic forces which have influenced German life and thought. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Ghosts & Human Perception -

INQ 110 P

Instructor: Dr. Thomas J. Carter
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 228
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking inhigher education, taking as its starting point afocused topic in a scholarly field. Criticalinquiry will be taught in the context of carefulreading of important intellectual works, as wellas inquiry-based writing assignments. Researchand collaborative skills will also be developedin an integrative setting designed to promote astudent's journey toward a life of criticalinquiry.

From Fantomina to Fight Club -

INQ 110 K2

Instructor: Dr. Kenneth W. McGraw
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 217
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking inhigher education, taking as its starting point afocused topic in a scholarly field. Criticalinquiry will be taught in the context of carefulreading of important intellectual works, as wellas inquiry-based writing assignments. Researchand collaborative skills will also be developedin an integrative setting designed to promote astudent's journey toward a life of criticalinquiry.

Who Or What Is God? -

INQ 110 LL2

Instructor: Dr. Melanie E. Trexler
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 111
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking inhigher education, taking as its starting point afocused topic in a scholarly field. Criticalinquiry will be taught in the context of carefulreading of important intellectual works, as wellas inquiry-based writing assignments. Researchand collaborative skills will also be developedin an integrative setting designed to promote astudent's journey toward a life of criticalinquiry.

Does Gun Control Save Lives -

INQ 240 C

Instructor: Dr. Chris Lee
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TREX 374
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction tostatistical methodologies. Students will gain anunderstanding of how decision making isaccomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphicalmethods,estimation, elementary probability andstatistical inference; students will apply thetechniques of data analysis to data sets andstatistical studies that address the course theme.

Here's to Your Health -

INQ 240 A5

Instructor: Mrs. Jan G. Minton
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 125
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction tostatistical methodologies. Students will gain anunderstanding of how decision making isaccomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphicalmethods,estimation, elementary probability andstatistical inference; students will apply thetechniques of data analysis to data sets andstatistical studies that address the course theme.

Intermediate Italian I -

ITAL 201 B

Instructor: Ms. Giuliana F. Chapman
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 010
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

These courses build on the foundation establishedin the Elementary Italian sequence. Basic grammarand vocabulary arereviewed and more complexgrammatical structures and advanced vocabulary areintroduced. Emphasis is placed on developing goodconversational ability, reading c omprehension andcomposition skills. In addition, elements ofItalian culture are woven into the curriculum topromote a broader cultural appreciation of Italy.Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.

Elementary Latin I -

LATN 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Jason Hawke
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 117
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A study of the fundamentals of classicalLatin,with emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, andtranslation. Students will also be introduced tothe cultural life of ancient Latin.

Math Models/Management Science -

MATH 111 D

Instructor: Ms. Kathy H. Bauman
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: OLIN 231
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: May not be taken if credit has been received for Mathematics 112 or higher

Catalog Description:

Theory and application of several mathematical models used in business and social sciences. Topics include matrices, linear programming, functions, limits, and derivatives. May not be taken if credit has been received for Mathematics 112 or higher. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Linear Algebra -

MATH 201 A

Instructor: Dr. Hannah Robbins
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TREX 372
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: MATH-122

Catalog Description:

Linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear mappings, determinants, quadratic forms, geometric applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Principles of Neuroscience -

NEUR 210 A

Instructor: Dr. Angela A. Allen
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 502
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

This course will provide a detailed understandingof neurons and the functional role of differentaspects of the human nervous system. A survey oftopic areas relevant to psychology andneuroscience related disciplines will also beincluded. (1)

Introduction to Psychology -

PSYC 101 A

Instructor: Ms. Erin K. Carroll
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 307
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of the field of psychology with emphasis on basic processes in human behavior. (This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the department.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Child Development -

PSYC 210 B

Instructor: Dr. Kathryn L. Day
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 527
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: PSYC-101

Catalog Description:

Behavior and development of the child from conception to puberty. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Introduction to Sociology -

SOCI 101 D

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TRT 306
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Elementary Spanish Review -

SPAN 150 I

Instructor: Mrs. Zuheil A. Banuelos
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 227
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-101 or the equivalent. Credit cannot be received for both SPAN-102 and SPAN-150

Catalog Description:

A one-semester review of the essentials ofSpanish grammar and basic vocabulary to promotespeaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.Emphasis on developing conversational skills andcultural awareness to handle topics of everydaylife in Spanish. (This course is designed forstudents who have studied Spanish previously, butlack sufficient preparation to enter IntermediateSpanish 201.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory:1hr/wk.

Intermediate Spanish I -

SPAN 201 I

Instructor: Mr. Manuel Gomez-Navarro
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 114
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

A review of the essentials of Spanish grammar with the introduction of advanced structures. Continued development of the four essential skills, and further acquisition of vocabulary. Emphasis on conversational skills to handle situations of everyday life with increased range of personal expression. Inclusion of cultural material. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.

Civiliza & Culture: Span Amer -

SPAN 312 A

Instructor: Dr. Jose F. Banuelos Montes
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LUCS 107
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SPAN-303, 304, or permission

Catalog Description:

An overview of the historical and cultural development of Spanish America from its pre-Colombian roots through the colonial era and up to contemporary times. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Statistical Methods -

STAT 402 A

Instructor: Dr. Adam F. Childers
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: TREX 362
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: STAT-202

Catalog Description:

Descriptive statistics, sampling procedures, simulation, estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses, nonparametric methods, regression, and correlation. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.