Courses

Anthropology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ANTH 120

Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and exploring the field through reading primary source research. This course is a study of culture and social behavior through the anthropological study of contemporary peoples. This course is a comparative survey of the range of cultures of the world with emphasis upon social organization, economics, religion, kinship systems, cultural patterns, values, ethics, and ecology.

Arts

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 110

Honors Survey of Western Art I uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and exploring pre-historic to Gothic art through primary and secondary source research. This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic period, using art as a reflection of human interaction with events of the time, emphasizing aesthetic, cultural, and historical values.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: Pre-approval into Honors Program.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 120

Honors Survey of Art II uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing, exploring the work through primary source research. Additionally, there is an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally not suitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course examines visual culture as it develops from the Early Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe through Modern Art. Emphasis is given to the social, political, historical, and economic forces that give meaning and context to the art. The art is also examined through the lens of critical theory.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ARTH 150

Honors Art of the 20th Century uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is a general survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the Impressionists to the present day, emphasizing the evolution of changing attitudes toward form and content. This is an information competency infused course.

Business

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

C-ID BUS 125

Honors Business Law uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. The course requires a higher level of critical legal analysis beyond the non-honors section. This course is an introduction to law relating to the conduct of business, the meaning and sources of law, organization of courts and court procedures, and fundamental principles of the law of contracts and agency. A fundamental understanding of common law principles is achieved by analyzing selected cases and court decisions, and business transactions. Topics covered include an introduction to the legal process, sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, and judicial and administrative processes. Pass/No Pass Option

Communication Studies

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 905

Advisory: READ 53

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID COMM 190

This communication studies course offers students the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary approaches to persuasive messages throughout time. It focuses on the presentation of persuasive appeals, and learning to construct, deliver, critique, and analytically evaluate persuasive messages in a variety of contexts. This course includes preparing, outlining, and presenting at least two extemporaneous oral persuasive speeches that are given in the physical presence of other listeners. This course also includes a project that analyzes persuasive messages with a presentation of findings component. Honors Persuasive Speaking uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit.

Dance

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course examines dance as a cultural expression in the USA, and explores and analyzes the influence of indigenous and world dance forms including their social, political, economic, and religious significance. The course also considers the creative process and expression of the contemporary choreographer. Pass/No Pass Option

Economics

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Corequisite: ECON 2AH

Prerequisite: MATH 903 or MATH 903R or LRSV 945.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ECON 202

Honors Principles of Macroeconomics uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. The course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is an introduction to aggregate economic analysis of market systems; aggregate measures of the economy; macroeconomic equilibrium; money, the banking system and role of central banks; monetary and fiscal policy; international trade and exchange rates; and macroeconomic growth. This class must be taken concurrently with online laboratory ECON 2AH.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Corequisites: ECON 2BH

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or MATH 103R

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ECON 201

Honors Principles of Microeconomics uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course provides an introduction to microeconomic analysis which focuses on individual economic decision-makers and markets. Topics include scarcity and allocation of resources, distribution of income and wealth, market equilibrium, price ceilings/floors, elasticity, consumer theory, cost/production analysis, market structures, factor markets, market failure, international trade and finance, and the role of public policy in the economy.

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Corequisite: ECON 1AH

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ECON 202

Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This online laboratory introduces macroeconomic analysis and principle including analysis of: market systems; aggregate measures of the economy; macroeconomic equilibrium; money, the banking system and role of central banks; monetary and fiscal policy; international trade and exchange rates; and macroeconomic growth. This lab must be taken concurrently with ECON 1AH.

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Corequisite: ECON 1BH

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ECON 201

Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This laboratory introduces microeconomic analysis, analysis of the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through a price system, economic theory related to demand, production, competitive and non-competitive product markets. This lab must be taken concurrently with Econ 001BH.

English

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ENGL 105

Honors Critical Thinking and Writing uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course offers instruction and practice in methods of critical thinking and formal argument writing, emphasizing the following: the principles of classical argument structure and methods of reasoning; analysis and evaluation of rhetorical argument; identification of the assumptions underlying a given argument; identification and critique of fallacies in arguments; and analysis of language use and its implications in argument writing. Students in this course have the opportunity to practice critical thinking by writing substantive arguments, essays, and a documented research paper.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ENGL 140

Honors World Literature uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course surveys literature from around the world produced from the beginnings of oral history up to the year 1650. This course emphasizes literature outside the Anglo-American tradition. Students analyze and compare texts representing various genres from different cultural regions, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands. Through this cross-cultural study of literature, students engage in thinking critically about cultural diversity and related issues’ such as global migrations, international power dynamics, and transnational patterns of inequality in a world context. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Advisory: ENGL 1A or equivalent

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ENGL 145

Honors World Literature uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course surveys and compares literature from around the world produced between 1650 and the present. This course emphasizes literature outside the Anglo-American tradition. Students analyze and compare texts representing various genres from different cultural regions, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Through this cross-cultural study of literature, students engage in thinking critically about cultural diversity and related issues such as global migrations, international power dynamics, and transnational patterns of inequality in a world context. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors African American Literature uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there will be focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course examines African American Literature from the 1700s to the present. Emphasis is given to the development of a body of literature that attests to the mastery and enhancement by Black writers of the prevailing literary forms in each era in America’s cultural, social, and political history. Students in the course have the opportunity to examine how literature reflects the experiences of Africans adapting to life in new world America and carving out a new identity complete with the development of new literary styles and conventions. The literature is examined through lenses of conventional critical theory and elements of literature.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors U.S. Latino Literature uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: trans-disciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course examines and contextualizes representative literary texts written in (or translated to) English by authors who (since the sixteenth century, through the emergence of the “Latino Literature” movement in the twentieth century, and up to now) have self-identified as American Latinos and have addressed the varied traditions, conflicts, and transformations experienced by American Latinos.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors Asian American Literature uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there will be focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course provides a cross-cultural comparative study of the literary works of several Asian American authors. Through their works, students have the opportunity to learn about history, culture, customs, and traditions of at least four of the following Asian American communities: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, Indian, and other southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors Literature and Film uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course examines cultural, artistic, historical, critical and theoretical aspects of selected works of literature and film. Students have the opportunity to engage a wide range of film and literature--often including adaptations of one into the other--as they learn to analyze and evaluate the techniques used by artists in both media.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Classical Mythology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. Using translations of epic, poetic, and dramatic texts of classical writers and philosophers, this course examines the meaning and function of myth in the literature of Ancient Greece and Rome as well as its recurrence and significance in modern works.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Contemporary American Multi-Cultural uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course examines contemporary American literature by writers from at least three of the following groups: African American/Black, American Indian, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Chicano/Latino, European American, and Middle Eastern-American. Students examine issues such as race, class, gender, and sexualities as explored in the literary works. This course satisfies the 3-unit Cultural Diversity requirement for the associate degree.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 001A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors Introduction to Poetry uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and an emphasis on a higher degree of student participation and leadership in class discussions and other interactive teaching/learning techniques that are generally unsuitable for larger undergraduate classes. This course examines poetry from a variety of angles, including terminology, form, performance, and composition. In addition to studying poets and movements, students also perform poetry, create poems, and write analytical essays that require research and high-level critical thinking.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 001A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Introduction of Shakespeare uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. In this course students read, view, and critically analyze a selection of Shakespeare’s major plays and poetry. The course provides overviews of the historical and political events of Shakespeare’s age, the religious and philosophical ideas of the Early Modern period, and modern critical approaches to Shakespeare’s works. In addition, the course gives students opportunities to evaluate productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Pass/No Pass Option

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: ENGL 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Modern Fiction uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course focuses on reading and analyzing fiction from the Modern Period (1895-1945). It also covers Pre-modern literary movements and Postmodern texts. It fulfills general education requirement for literature.

Geology

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID GEOL 100, GEOL 101

Honors Physical Geology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course provides an introduction to the field of science as applied to the study of the nature, properties, and distribution of earth materials; how the material forms, changes, and moves throughout the earth; and how landscapes develop. It is designed to serve both the non-science major and those students intending to major in the earth sciences. Pass/No Pass Option

History

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID HIST 140

Honors United States History uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. History 017BH is a survey of the political, economic, and social and cultural development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Topics covered include Reconstruction, Native American culture and western settlement, Industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Twenties, the New Deal, and World War II. Also covered are domestic, social, and foreign policy issues of the post-World War II period from the 1950s through the 1990s, including reform movements, Vietnam, the Civil Rights and other ethnic movements, the Feminist Movement, popular culture, and post-Cold War foreign policy.

Math

5 units: lecture 5 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: MATH 1 AND MATH D or MATH 2

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors Calculus and Analytic Geometry uses the pedagogical methods common to all honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. This is a first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable: topics include functions; limits and continuity; techniques and applications of differentiation and integration; Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. It is designed primarily for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Majors. Honors work emphasizes a deeper study of differential calculus via the study of proofs using analytic techniques, real-world problems, and special applied projects.

5 units: lecture 5 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: MATH 3A or MATH 3AH

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Honors Calculus and Analytic Geometry uses the pedagogical methods common to all honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. This is a second course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable: topics include integration, techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, polar and parametric equations, and applications of integration. This course is primarily for science, technology, engineering & math majors. Honors work emphasizes a deeper study of integral calculus via the study of proofs using analytic techniques, real-world problems, and special applied projects.

4 units: lecture 4 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: MATH 106 or MATH 106R or MATH 106S

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID MATH 110

Honors Elementary Statistics uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. This course covers the use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance, chi-square and t-tests; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications discussed use data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science, and education.

Music

1 unit: lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: MUSC 067A

Audition to demonstrate collegiate level achievement in composition.

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course, intended for the Creating Music for Film, TV and Gaming Certificate, focuses on the individualized study of technique for composition. Instruction is comprised of both private lessons and studio master classes. Emphasis is placed on the development of music for media composition skills. Achievement is evaluated through a presentation of new composition(s) before a jury of music faculty.

Political Science

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 110

Honors American Government uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course covers the structure and functions of the American national government including consideration of state and local governments. Emphasis is placed on the development of democratic institutions through historical and contemporary studies. With an emphasis on research and analysis, students have the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and concepts to develop their knowledge of American government.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID POLS 150

Honors Introduction to Political Science uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is an introduction to political theory analyzing the ideological origins of nation-states from direct democracy to totalitarian forms of government. This course may be used to meet Social Science Area D requirements in the General Education pattern for transfer to the California State University System.

Psychology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 110

Honors General Psychology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there will be an added focus on analytical writing regarding various subsections of the field through reading primary source research. This course introduces students to general psychology as a behavioral science with an emphasis on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology, including the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition, consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders as well as therapeutic approaches and applied psychology.

4 units: lecture 3 units; lab 1 units

Prerequisites: PSYC 1 and MATH 10 or MATH 10H

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID PSY 205B

Honors Experimental Psychophysiology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology are examined through a review of research from a variety of the sub-disciplines in psychology. In the laboratory students have the opportunity to conduct experimental and non-experimental research in a variety of areas. Data collected from research conducted during laboratory sessions are analyzed with statistical software. In addition, a computerized psychophysiology laboratory is used to introduce students to experiments in which one variable is physiological and the primary focus and theoretical context is behavioral.

Sociology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

C-ID SOCI 115

As an honors course, the course focuses on critically analyzing sociological literature and research specific sociological topics, identifies and analyzes contemporary social problems, with emphases on the U.S., cross-cultural comparisons, and globally. The course focuses on the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, identifying the causes of various social problems and consequences, and evaluating proposed solutions. The course provides a comprehensive overview in current events, policy debates, and emerging social trends. This honors course emphasizes on analytical writing and exploring the field through reading primary sociological research.

Theatre Arts

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID THTR 111

Honors Introduction to Theater uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: writing-intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. As an honors course, there is a focus on analytical writing and exploring the field through reading primary source research. This course is an introduction to the world of theater. This introduction includes dramatic literature, technical theater, theater history, production techniques and the critical evaluation of productions.

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