Course List

Courses supported by UCOE

American Cybercultures: Principles of Internet Citizenship
UC Berkeley, Art W23
Internet Citizenship is a new form of citizenship we can establish by participating in a global network of information exchange. It grows from communication, reciprocity and sharing. Internet citizenship is different from national citizenship, which we acquire by birth or immigration. It is more akin to urban citizenship, which we acquire through labor. The labor of internet citizenship is to click, write, upload and download, code, comment, work and play online. In doing so, we shape the communities of the internet, which are in constant formation.

Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
UC Santa Cruz, Math 19A
With a focus on differential calculus, this course is a standard mathematics course with applications to nearly all quantitative-based courses of study including chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, mathematics, and physics majors.

Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
UC Santa Cruz, Math 19B
With a focus on differential calculus, Calculus 1 is a standard mathematics course with applications to nearly all quantitative-based courses of study including chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems management, mathematics, and physics majors.

Dance: Cultures and Contexts
UC Riverside, Dance 7V
Dance: Cultures and Contexts, a course developed as part of UC Riverside’s world-renowned dance studies program, explores the significance of dance by introducing historical and cultural contexts for various dance practices.  Students will approach the study of dance as art form, as cultural practice and as a way to understand histories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation.

Diversity, Disagreement, and DemocracyCan’t We All Just Get Along?
UC Los Angeles, Political Science 115D
This course studies the concepts of diversity, disagreement, and democracy. Diversity covers individual differences, cultural differences, and human universals; groupism, factionalism, and identity politics; multiculturalism and one-world ethics. Disagreement includes moral, ideological, and party-political disagreement; resolvable and irresolvable kinds of disagreement; groupthink and group polarization; herding and information cascades. Democracy stands for political mechanisms of information aggregation; political mechanisms to resolve differences, or to keep peace among people with irresolvable differences; emergence and spread of democracy, liberty, and rule of law.

Elementary Spanish
UC Davis, Spanish 2V
Spanish 2V is the first in a 2-part course series (2V and 3V) that establishes a firm grasp of the present and past tense while exposing students to a wide variety of Spanish-speaking cultures drawing from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.  At the completion of this series, students will have fulfilled a language requirement and will be prepared to move on to second year Intermediate Spanish.

Elementary Spanish
UC Davis, Spanish 3V
Spanish 3V is the second part of a 2-part course series (2V and 3V) that establishes a firm grasp of the present and past tense while exposing students to a wide variety of Spanish-speaking cultures drawing from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Central America, and the Caribbean.  At the completion of this series, students will have fulfilled a language requirement and will be prepared to move on to second year Intermediate Spanish.

Expository Writing
UC Davis, University Writing Program 1
Composition, the essay, paragraph structure, diction, and related topics. Frequent writing assignments.

General Chemistry
UC Berkeley, Chemistry W1A
This introductory chemistry course covers a broad range of topics, including stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions, and introduction to chemical kinetics.

General Psychology
UC Berkeley, Psychology W1
This course will survey the scientific study of mental life and the mental functions that underlie human experience, thought, and action. The emphasis is on cognitive processes and social interactions characteristic of adults. However, research on nonhuman animals, as well as biological, developmental, and pathological processes, will be introduced as relevant.

Global Climate Change: Convergence of Biological, Geophysical, and Social Sciences
UC Davis, Science and Society 25V
This course explores the causes of global climate change and the biological, geophysical, and social consequences of such change. Students will also study methods used by different scientists for predicting future events. The course addresses the complexity of global affairs and  decision-making under uncertainty.

Introduction to Astronomy
Physics 20A UC Irvine
History of astronomy. Underlying physics. Objects in the solar system and how they are studied. Properties of stars: their formation, structure, and evolution. Pulsars and black holes. Galaxies and quasars. Course may be offered online.

Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
UC Berkeley, Engineering W7
This course introduces students to elements of procedural and object-oriented programming. The course also explores induction, iteration, and recursion; real functions and floating-point computations for engineering analysis; and an introduction to data structures. Representative examples are drawn from mathematics, science, and engineering. The course uses the MATLAB programming language.

Introduction to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I
UC Riverside, Computer Science 10V
This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts underlying computer programming using the powerful and widely used programming language, C++.  Students will get an introduction to computers and programming, understand variables, input & output and arithmetic, learn construction programs, testing and debugging as well as functions, packaging data strings, vectors, arrays, and classes.

Introduction to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II
UC Riverside, Computer Science 12V
This course builds upon the basic computer programming and introductory C++ concepts mastered in Introduction to Computer Science I to help students in their development of more substantial programs. With an emphasis on good programming principles, students will learn structured and object-oriented programming in C++, and cover topics on recursion, pointers, linked lists, abstract data types, and libraries.

Introduction to Fresh Water: Processes and Policy
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Sciences 65
This course provides an introduction to freshwater resources from multiple scientific and policy perspectives. After a review of basic concepts, water issues affecting cities, farms, open space, and multiple-use landscapes are studied.

Introduction to Latin America
UC Riverside, History 75V
This course covers the historical heritage of Latin America from its Indian, Spanish, and African origins to the present, including the related Latino experience in the United States. Contemporary and historical themes will range from poverty, revolution, race relations, and imperialism to music, art, sports, popular culture, and social mores.

Introduction to Psychology
PSY BEH 9 UC Irvine
Introduction to field of psychology, addressing the application of scientific methods to the study of human development, learning, memory, problem solving, perception, biological mechanisms, emotions and motivation, personality, psychopathology, and effects of diverse social and cultural contexts on human behavior. Course may be offered online.

Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric
UC Irvine, Writing 39A
Students in the Intro to Writing & Rhetoric course will develop their writing through language-intensive exercises, participation in community based writing in blogs and forums, and completion of a writing portfolio.  Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various writing forms ranging from the personal narrative, to a thesis-driven essay project.

Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business
UC Berkeley, Statistics W21
In this introductory probability and statistics course, students will explore a a broad range of concepts, including reasoning and fallacies, descriptive statistics, probability models and related concepts, combinatorics, sample surveys, estimates, confidence intervals, tests of significance, controlled experiments vs. observational studies, and correlation and regression.

Physiology of Human Aging
UC Davis, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 15
A broad examination of age-associated changes in body functions. Includes basic cell physiology, a survey of major organ systems and the age-induced alterations in system function. Some age associated diseases will also be examined. Intended for non-science majors.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics
UC Irvine, Math 1A
This course is taught so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra. The course concentrates on the various functions that are important to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on understanding the properties of linear, polynomial and rational functions, including inequalities and complex numbers. Students will learn to work with various types of functions in symbolic, graphical, numerical and verbal form.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics
UC Irvine, Math 1B
Pre-Calculus 1B is structured so that students will acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. The course concentrates on the various functions that are important to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on understanding the properties of linear, piece-wise, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Students will learn to work with various types of functions in symbolic, graphical, numerical and verbal form.

Preparation for General Chemistry
UC Irvine, Chemistry 1P
This course provides the student with basic instruction in chemistry with the goal of preparing students for General Chemistry. The course covers units of measurement, dimensional analysis, significant figures; elementary concepts of volume, mass, force, pressure, energy, density, temperature, heat, work; fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure; the mole concept, stoichiometry; properties of the states of matter; gas laws; and solutions concentrations.

Terrorism & War
UC Davis, Science and Society 7V
In this course, students will explore terrorism and war from science and social sciences perspectives. Course topics include terrorist cells and groups; biological, chemical, nuclear, and environmental terrorism; intelligence gathering and espionage; military strategy; genocide; epochal wars; clash of civilizations; nation building; and future global scenarios.