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305. British Life and Culture (3)

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

302. Pre-Law Preparation (3)

Intensive workshop for students considering law school. Choosing a legal career; law school realities; considering law schools; preparing for law school; application procedures; preparing application documents; admissions and financial aid decisions; job prospects. Both group workshops and individual advising included.
Credit/No credit grading.

361. Scientific Research Communication (3)

Prerequisite: G.E. foundation courses; score of 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Introduction to technical writing for students pursuing research careers. Accessing and using research literature. Writing technical and research reports for various purposes and audiences. Oral presentation of research and scientific information.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as HHS 361, ENGR 361, and NSCI 361. Not open for credit to students with credit in HHS 361, ENGR 361, or NSCI 361.

490. Selected Topics in Liberal Arts (1-3)

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

  • A. Student Success Seminar
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 30 units.
    Student leaders selected for the College of Liberal Arts student success program will review best practice approaches and determine plans for assisting incoming students with their transition to the university. Offered in the fall semester.
  • B. Making a Difference with Leadership
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 30 units.
    Examines leadership from theoretical and practical perspectives, including trait, behavioral and contingency models. Focuses on skills essential for creating organizations in which people can develop their potential as leaders. Topics include: leadership styles, communication, motivation, decision-making, group dynamics, integrity, teams, culture, diversity, and change. Offered Fall, Spring.

491. Selected Topics in Liberal Arts (2)

Topics of special interest in the liberal arts for intensive study.
Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

492. Liberal Arts Internship (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and declared liberal arts major (or approval of instructor).
Supervised participation in a career-related setting with a focus on the development of professional skills and career-specific competencies. Work in the field is supplemented by seminar discussion.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

496. Advanced Behavioral Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite(s): Upper Division standing, completion of the GE Foundation, one or more Explorations courses
This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of scientific research, emphasizing connection between research design and statistical analyses. The course covers literature review, hypothesis generation, types of research designs and conceptual approach to data analyses.
Letter Grade Only (A-F). Same course as HHS 496. Not open for credit to students with credit in HHS 496.

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

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

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

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

499. Directed Studies: Professional Portfolio (1-3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Liberal Arts Major; and consent of instructor.
In consultation with instructor, qualifying students assemble a portfolio of Liberal Arts coursework and readings illustrating their understanding and overview of a Liberal Arts education. Capstone-level reflection and assessment on completion of the major.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester.


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