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101. Freshman Seminar for Undeclared Students (1)

Focuses on the transition between college learning and college life: self­ reflection, academic development, and educational planning. Instruction will include discussing connections, and providing a realization of what an integrated, holistic experience their college experience can be.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

150. Research Career Exploration Sciences (3)

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Composition II (AFRS 100, ASAM 100, CHLS 100, or ENGL 100)
The course is designed for entering or undeclared students to evaluate the diversity of career opportunities available to those having doctorate degree in the sciences. Students will develop knowledge and skills that are designed to cultivate curiosity and an identity as a scientist.
Letter grade only (A-F)

200. U.S. Military Basic Training (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
For active U.S. military service members and veterans only. Credit granted with verification of successful completion of Basic Training for U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

295. Associates BUILD Learning Community Seminar (1)

Prerequisite: Instructor Consent, For students participating in the lower-division CSULB BUILD Associates Program
Introductory seminar to support students’ health-focused career paths in biomedical and behavioral disciplines through professional development and research engagement with faculty mentors. Topics include introduction to research methods, literature review, information literacy, and exposure to various research opportunities on campus.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters.

296. Undergraduate Research Seminar: Entering Research I (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to and concurrent enrollment in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program or consent of faculty director.
Introductory seminar to introduce students to academic and creative research. Topics include research ethics and methods, writing for research purposes, literature review, information literacy, and information technology. Includes research-focused field trips.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters.

297. Undergraduate Research Seminar: Entering Research II (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to and concurrent enrollment in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program or consent of faculty director.
Advanced research seminar to support research engagement alongside a faculty sponsor. Topics include creating a successful research placement, advanced research ethics, research methods across the disciplines, diversity and multiculturalism in research, career exploration, and major preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters.

300. Selected Topics in Civic Engagement in American Society (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Focuses on students with interests in civic engagement. Students investigate civic issues and will also travel to a geographic location affected by the issue engaging in service learning work.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

A. The Politics of Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath

301. Special Topics in Global Issues (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE foundation requirements, and one or more exploration courses, plus upper-division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Course will focus on current topics with an emphasis on global issues or world societies. Students will investigate a global issue and another culture through a study abroad experience. Students will learn through experiential learning and substantial writing.
Travel-related expenses apply. May be repeated to a maximum of six units. Contact hours for course will be a significant portion of each day while abroad.

395. Scholars 1 BUILD Learning Community Seminar (1)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. For students participating in the Year 1 of the upper-division CSULB BUILD Scholars Program.
Intermediate seminar to support students’ health-focused research career paths in biomedical and behavioral disciplines through professional development and research engagement with faculty mentors. Topics include developing successful research skills, scientific identity, and competitive research internship application.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters. (1 hour lecture activity)

495. BUILD Learning Community Seminar (1)

Prerequisite: UNIV 395; Instructor consent. For students participating in the Year 2 of the upper-division CSULB BUILD Scholars Program.
Advanced seminar to support students’ health-focused research career paths in biomedical and behavioral disciplines through professional development and research engagement with faculty mentors. Topics include developing successful research skills, scientific identity, and graduate school preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters.(1 hour lecture activity)


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