Course Information (Graduate)

Course Information

Courses are listed by subject area.

The subject abbreviation designates the department/subject area and subdiscipline within that area. The set of three numbers refers to the specific course within the subject area. For example, MUSC refers to the subject area, Music, and 143 refers to the specific course, Survey of American Jazz.

In any reference to a specific course, the full set of subject area and course numbers should always be used.

Course numbers 000-099 are courses that carry no units toward degree requirements. Courses numbered 100-299 are lower-division courses. Courses numbered 300-499 are upper-division courses which may be dual-listed as 500-699 for graduate unit. Courses at the 700 level are open only to graduate students.

A course number may occasionally have a letter suffix to designate that it is open only to students with a specific educational background preparation.

Special Courses

These courses are available on a selected basis through most of the academic departments. The course descriptions are common to all departments. However, the prerequisites and the number of units permitted in certain programs may differ. Note the limitation of units for degree programs identified in the Catalog.

690 Workshop

Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Workshops have as their primary goal the imparting of either a specialized knowledge base regarding an instructional strategy or method or a specific skill. Presentations which are more broadly based in content or which emphasize intensive study and/or research procedures are not to be offered under a workshop number or title.

691 Travel Study

A planned and directed group excursion involving extensive academically focused travel, usually conducted in a foreign country.

694 Seminar

Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

696 Special Studies

Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

790 Workshop

Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing “hands on” and participatory instructional techniques. Workshops have as their primary goal the imparting of either a specialized knowledge base regarding an instructional strategy or method or a specific skill. Presentations which are more broadly based in content or intensive study and/or research procedures are not to be offered under a workshop number or title.

793 Practicum

Individual activity. Provides planned practical experience in a prescribed area with an agency and under the supervision and cooperative direction of faculty and agency person.

794 Seminar

Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing small groups in intense study with a faculty member.

796 Special Studies

Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but which is offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled bulletin offerings.

798 Individual Studies

Individual activity focusing on areas of special interest for a variable number of credits under the sponsorship of an interested faculty member involving minimal external guidance.

799 Thesis Research

Guided investigation of an approved thesis topic. Students may receive credit for research activities planned in conjunction with their advisers and leading to the completion of a master’s degree.

Abbreviations

Class Standing:

  • fr - freshman
  • soph - sophomore
  • jr - junior
  • sr - senior
  • grad st - graduate standing

cons instr - consent of instructor

cons dept chp - consent of department chairperson

u - unit

*u - unit to be arranged

equiv - equivalent

G - designates a course that can be used in satisfying General Education. The letter following the "G" designates the category within General Education in which the course applies:

  • A - Arts
  • E - Ethnic Cultures or Women's Studies
  • H - Humanities
  • I - Interdisciplinary
  • L - Laboratory Natural Sciences
  • M - Math and Natural Sciences (non-lab)
  • P - Physical Education
  • S - Social Sciences

hr - hour(s)

intro - introductory

req - requirement

Requisites:

  • Coreq - Corequisite - A course which must be completed prior to, or concurrent with, registration for the specified course.
  • Prereq - Prerequisite - A requirement that must be satisfied before registering for the course.
  • Equiv - Equivalent - A course for which unit cannot be earned because the content overlaps with the specified course.

yr - year