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Core Curriculum

Explorations

Explorations


Ethics

Goals: Arts & Humanities, Critical Thinking, Complexity, Ethical Reasoning

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Reason ethically by drawing on major ethical theories and traditions (e.g. virtue ethics, feminist ethics, deontological or consequentialist theories) as a means to normatively assess individual, professional, and institutional decisions, issues, or other matters of ethical significance.

1.2 Analyze, critically evaluate, and apply major ethical theories and traditions to significant personal, professional, and institutional, decisions, issues, or other matters of ethical significance. Students should be able to articulate some central ethical concepts, e.g., justice, happiness, the good, virtue, dignity, moral rights, and equality.

1.3 Demonstrate appreciation of nuance and ambiguity, as well as clarity and precision, in their thinking and writing about moral problems, concepts, and ideals.

1.4 Reflect on their own ethical decisions and actions; on their roles as morally responsible members of the human community; and on what it means to be a good person.

BUSINESS students must satisfy this requirement with MGMT 6 or PHIL 26.

Note: Not all courses with the word “Ethics” in the title satisfy this requirement.

ENGINEERING and ARTS AND SCIENCES students may select any of the following courses.

Classics (CLAS)

149 Ancient and Modern Ethics

Engineering (ENGR)

19 Ethics in Technology

Management (MGMT)

6 Business Ethics

Philosophy (PHIL)

7B Ethics and Public Health

21 Introduction to Ethics

22 Ethics in the Digital Age

23 Ethics & Gender

24 Ethics and Gender in Film

25 Ethics in Society

26 Ethics in Business

27 Ethics in Healthcare

28 Ethics in Politics

29 Ethics and the Environment

30 Ethics and the Law

31 Ethics and Marginalized Persons

32 Neuroethics

33 Ethics and Race

34 Ethics and Adulthood

35 The Ethics in Drama, the Drama in Ethics (cross-listed with THTR 60)

110 Classical Issues in Ethics

112 Ethics, Authenticity, Freedom, and Vocation

119 Ethics and Criminal Law

117 Bioethics & the Law

118 Ethics & Constitutional Law

120 Feminism & Ethics

121 Political Philosophy and Ethics

127 Marx & Ethics

Psychology (PSYC)

114 Ethics in Psychology

Public Health Science (PHSC)

7 Public Health and Ethics

Theatre (THTR)

60 The Ethics in Drama, the Drama in Ethics (cross-listed with PHIL 35)

Theology, Ethics and Spirituality (TESP)

159 Ethics of War & Peace

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

58 Ethics & Gender

184 Feminism & Ethics

189 Sex, Law and Social Justice: The Politics of Advocacy

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Civic Engagement

Goals: Civic Life, Collaboration, Civic Engagement, Communication

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Critically evaluate and express reasoned opinions about the role of public organizations (governmental, nongovernmental, multilateral, or international) in civic life through both oral and written work.

1.2 Analyze and evaluate civic issues by engaging in active and collaborative learning with peers and others through one or more of the following:

(a) working cooperatively with other students in class;

(b) actual observation and participation in the contemporary ramifications of various types of civic life or civic discourse; or

(c) working with civic organizations beyond the walls of the University.

BUSINESS students satisfy this requirement with MGMT 162 plus PHIL 26 or MGMT 6.

ENGINEERING students satisfy this requirement with ENGR 1 AND ENGR 1L plus a capstone course in their major, or with one of the courses listed below.

ARTS AND SCIENCES students select any course from this list.

Anthropology (ANTH)

151 Law & Society

154 Environmental Anthropology

155 Conflict Resolution

158 Applied Anthropology

Arts & Sciences (ASCI)

50 Law & Social Justice

Child Studies (CHST)

4 Cultural Competence and Humility with Children and Families

198A Elementary School Teaching Practicum

198B Secondary School Teaching Practicum

Classics (CLAS)

113 Democracy Under Siege: Ancient Athens and Modern America

187 The Democratic Muse: Public Art in Athens and the United States

188 Classical Origins of Justice

Communication (COMM)

120A Environmental Communication

127A Media and Social Movements

128B Dialogue and Deliberation

147A Theory Of News

168A Race, Gender, & Politics in the News

170A Communication Law

Dance (DANC)

59/159 Teaching the Performing Arts

Engineering Studies (ENGR)

1 Introduction to Engineering + senior design (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

110 Engineering Projects for the Community

English (ENGL)

65 Political Literature

105 Literacy & Social Justice

145EL Victorian Literature

150EL Contemporary Literature

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

22 Introduction to Environmental Studies

122 Environmental Politics and Policy

Ethnic Studies (ETHN)

134 Black Social Movements

156 Race, Gender, & Environmental Justice

165 Community Based Research Methods

Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ)

50 Law & Social Justice

French (FREN)

173 Immigration, Race, & Identity in Contemporary France

History (HIST)

30 The French Revolution, an Introduction

83 American Historical Geography (cross-listed with HIST 184)

85 Introduction to U.S. Environmental History

96A Intro History of the U.S. I

96B Intro History of the U.S. II

115S Gender, Race, & Citizenship

118 Representation, Rights, & Democracy (1050–1792)

119 Ireland and the Diaspora

121 Saving the World?: A Critical History of Human Rights and Humanitarianism

128 Victorian London

130A French Enlightenment & Revolutions in Global Context

130B Late Modern France & the World

131 War and Democracy: UK in WWI

132 Democracy: Ancient and Modern

155 African-American Pursuit of Freedom

165 United States Political History

170 The American Revolution

171 The New Nation

176 Contemporary America: 1980 to the Present

184 American Historical Geography (cross-listed with HIST 83)

186 History of California

188S The Progressive Era

International Programs (INTL)

139BF Community based Learning in Village Libraries

Italian (ITAL)

187/I Destination Italy: Immigration in Film & Literature

Management (MGMT)

6 Business Ethics (only partially fills the requirement for Business students only)

162 Capstone (only partially fills the requirement for Business students only)

Music (MUSC)

133 Music in the Community

Philosophy (PHIL)

26 Ethics in Business (only partially fills the requirement for Business students only)

44 Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Civil Discourse

45 Civility and Democracy

185A University Ethics Bowl Team

185B Ethics Bowl Practicum

Political Science (POLI)

1 Introduction to U.S. Politics

116A Model UN: Research Prep

116B Model UN: International Conflict Simulation

117 International Humanitarian Action: Darfur

119 The European Union

151 The Congress

157 U.S. Environmental Policy

171 Women & Law 

198 Public & Nonprofit Sector Internship

198A Public Sector Study and Internship

Psychology (PSYC)

155 Psychology & Law

Public Health Science (PHSC)

2 The American Health System

21 Health and Aging

Sociology (SOCI)

30 Self, Community, & Society

122 Applied Capstone

132 Social Stratification

137 Social Change

157 Sociology of Family

161 Sociology of the Criminal Justice System

Theatre (THTR)

44 Censorship, Arts Fund Unions

66 People’s Theatre

Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality (TESP)

74 Poetic Justice in Darwin World

163 Christianity & Politics

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

76 Violence Against Women

101 Feminist Theory

113 Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice

117 Race, Gender, & Politics in the News

118 Women & Law 

169 Gender, Race, & Citizenship

182 Sociology of Family

189 Sex, Law, and Social Justice: The Politics of Advocacy

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Diversity: U.S. Perspectives

Goals: Diversity, Perspective, Social Justice, Complexity

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Describe examples of diverse human experiences, identities, and cultures in the United States.

1.2 Identify and discuss concepts, theories, institutional or social structures, hierarchies, processes, or paradigms that lead to and perpetuate inequity and injustice.

1.3 Examine diversity as constituted through intersections of social categories such as race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, language, citizenship, religion, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, and so on.

1.4 Analyze differences in power and privilege related to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, language, citizenship, religion, class, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Anthropology (ANTH)

143 Warriors, Wives and Women: Gender in Archaeology

146 Perspectives on the Spanish and Native American Experience

148 Historical Archaeology

149 Virtual SCU, History, & Culture

157 Family & Culture

170 Women, Gender, and Sexuality

189 1st Americans: US Archaeology

Art History (ARTH)

140 Photography in the United States

143 Women’s Work: American Women in the Visual Arts

146 African American Art

147 Native Women in Contemporary Arts

185 Post-Modern & Contemporary Art

Child Studies (CHST)

4 Cultural Competence and Humility with Children and Families

106 Urban Education and Multiculturalism

Communication (COMM)

107A Intercultural Communication

121A Minorities & the Media

164A Race, Gender, & Public Health in the News

168A Race, Gender, & Politics in the News

178A Multicultural Family & Communication

Dance (DANC)

62/162 African American Dance History

66/166 Women in Dance History

Economics (ECON)

166 Race, Ethnicity, & Gender in the U.S. Economy

Engineering (ENGR)

140 Diversity & Innovation in STEM

English (ENGL)

31G Writing about Literature & Culture

35 Introduction to African- American Literature

35G Introduction to African- American Literature

36 Introduction to Latino/a Literature

38 Introduction to Asian- American Literature

39 Multicultural Literature of the U.S.

67 U.S. LGBTQ Literature

68 Literature and Women

69 Literature by Women Writers of Color

122 Film, Gender, & Sexuality

122AW Film, Gender, & Sexuality

125 Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory

129 American Theatre from the Black Perspective

132G Studies in 19th-Century American Literature

135 African-American Literature

136 Latino/a Literature and Cultural Studies

138 Asian-American Literature

152 LGBTQ Studies: U.S. Perspectives

Ethnic Studies (ETHN)

5 Intro to Study of Race & Ethnicity

10 Introduction to Native American Studies

20 Intro to Chicana/o Studies

30 Intro to African American Studies

35 Introduction to African- American Literature

36 African-American Literature

40 Intro to Asian American Studies

41 Introduction to Asian- American Literature

50 Intro to Filipino Studies

51 Intro to the South Asian Experience in the U.S.

65 Drama of Diversity

70 Multicultural Literature of the United States

75 Iranian American Women Writers

80 Introduction to the Study of Muslim and Arab Americans in the US

95 African American Independent Filmmakers

96 Race, Class, Culture through Film

120 Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

123 The Chicana/o Experience

125 Latinas/os in the United States

127 Race and Mass Incarceration

130 African American Literature

132 The History of Hip Hop

133 Malcolm and Martin

134 Black Social Movements

135 African Americans in Postwar Film

139 African American Psychology

141 Asian American Women

142 Asian American Communities

144 Asian Americans in the Media

145 Asian-American Literature

149 Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements

152 Multiracial Identities

153 Minority Politics in the U.S.

154 Women of Color in the U.S.

155 Racism in the United States

156 Race, Gender, & Environmental Justice

157 Race, Gender, Class, & the College Experience

160 Documentary Making for Social Justice

161 Creating Diverse College Going Community

162 Diversity and the Media

163 Multiracial Communities in Central California

165 Community Based Research Methods

174 Youth Activism & Contemporary Social Movements

178 Race & World War II

185 Seminar in U.S. Politics

History (HIST)

60/160 America’s Immigrants

75/175 Natives & Newcomers: Early North America

84 Women in American Society

96A Colonization, Revolution, and Civil War: The United States, Origins to 1877

96B Globalization, Reform, and War: The United States, 1877 to Present

153 Civil Rights and Anti-Colonial Movements

156A African American History, 1300–1877

156B African American History, 1300–Present

158 United States 1877–1920

168 Malcolm and Martin

172 The Union in Crisis

174 Turbulence and Change: America in the 1960s and 1970s

177 Gays/Lesbians in U.S. History

178 Race & World War II

180 Native American History

181 United States Women since 1900

182 Sex and Family in American History

183 Whiteness and Immigration in the US

185 African Americans in Postwar Film

186 California

187 The American West

188S The Making of Modern America: The Progressive Era

Italian Studies (ITAL)

185 The Italian-American Experience

Leadership, Excellence, and Academic Development (LEAD)

10 Difficult Dialogues

Music (MUSC)

10 Introduction to Listening: Jazz

20 Music in American Cultures I

132 The History of Hip Hop

134 Pop Music, Race, & American Culture

196 Music Since 1945

Philosophy (PHIL)

41 Diversity & Disability

129 Feminist Political Theory

186 Philosophy of Race

Political Science (POLI)

106 Feminist Political Theory

134 Race & Ethnicity in Politics of Developed States

153 Minority Politics in the U.S.

154 Women & Politics 

171 Women & Law 

195DW Seminar in U.S. Politics

Psychology (PSYC)

156 Psychology of Diversity

182 Gender in Human Development

189 African American Psychology

196 Psychology of Aging

Public Health Science (PHSC)

125 Race, Class, Gender, and Public Health

Sociology (SOCI)

33 Social Problems in the U.S.

150 Immigrant Businesses in the U.S.

153 Race, Class, & Gender in the United States

162 Gender and Justice

175 Race & Inequality

180 Immigrant Communities

Spanish (SPAN)

176 Spanish and Latinos in the U.S.

Theatre (THTR)

65 Drama of Diversity

151 Fashion, Politics, & Issues of Gender

161 American Theatre from the Black Perspective

167 Gender and Performance

Theology, Ethics and Spirituality (TESP)

65 U.S. Hispanic Theology

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

14 Introduction to African- American Literature

15 Literature by Women Writers of Color

34 U.S. Gay & Lesbian Literature

50 Intro to Women’s & Gender Studies

51 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

56 Literature and Women

57 Women in American Society

101 Feminist Theory

110 Native American Women Writers

111 Asian American Women

112 Women of Color in the U.S.

113 Environmental Racism, Gender, & Justice

114 Race, Gender, Class, & the College Experience

115 Race, Class, & Gender in the United States

116 Race, Gender, & Public Health in the News

117 Race, Gender, & Politics in the News

118 Women & Law

119 Feminist Political Theory

131 Race, Class, Gender, and Public Health

134 Film, Gender, & Sexuality

134AW Film, Gender, & Sexuality

136 LGBTQ Studies: U.S. Perspectives

138 Gays/Lesbians in U.S. History

139 Gender and Performance

144 Women, Gender, and Sexuality

155 Family, Kin, & Culture

156 Women in the Visual Arts

163 Feminist Literary Theory & Criticism

164 Studies in 19th-Century American Literature

173 United States Women since 1900

174 Sex and Family in American History

180 Women & Politics 

188 Gender and Justice

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Arts

Goals: Arts & Humanities, Complexity, Communication, Collaboration

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Learn and apply basic artistic techniques and aesthetic principles to create works of art.

1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how artistic creation enables the expression of human ideals, challenges, and desires.

1.3 Reflect on and analyze works of art and the creative process, individually and collaboratively.

ENGINEERING students will satisfy this requirement with English 181 plus the Senior Design Project for their major or as below. ARTS AND SCIENCES and BUSINESS students will complete a total of four quarter units, selecting from the following courses, some of which carry fewer than four units.

Studio Art (ARTS)

30 Basic Drawing

32 Two Dimensional Design

33 Three-Dimensional Design

35 Introduction to Graphic Arts: Printmaking

36 Ditto! The Technology of Print

37 Introduction to Painterly Printmaking

43/143 Basic Painting/Painting

46/146 Basic Watercolor/Watercolor

48/148 Basic Mixed Media/Mixed Media

50 Film and Darkroom Photography

57 Digital Photography

63/163 Basic Ceramic Sculpture/ Ceramic Sculpture

64/164 Basic Sculpture/Sculpture

72 Digital Art and Design Basics

74 Basic Digital Imaging

75/175 Basic Graphic Design/ Graphic Design

135 Intermediate Printmaking

138 Slow Tech: Critical Making with the Letterpress (cross-listed with ENGL 116)

151 Exploring Society through Photography

154 Intermediate Film Photography

155 Photography on Location

159 Digital Storytelling Through the Visual Arts

173 Introduction to 3D Animation & Modeling/ Modeling & Control Rigid Body Dynamics

174 Intermediate Digital Imaging

179 Intro to Two-Dimensional Animation

Communication (COMM)

30 Introduction to Digital Film Making

131B Short Fiction Production

132B Short Documentary Production

162B Visual Cultural Communication

Computer Engineering (COEN)

165 3D Animation & Modeling

Dance (DANC)

40 Jazz Dance I

41 Jazz Dance II

42 Jazz Dance III

43 Ballet I

44 Ballet II

45 Ballet III

46 Modern Dance I

47 Modern Dance II

48 Modern Dance III

49 Dance Composition

50 Tap Dance I

51 Tap Dance II

52 Afro-Haitian Dance

55/155 Musical Theatre Dance Styles

59/159 Teaching the Performing Arts

69/169 Walk Across California

140 Advanced Ballet I

141 Advanced Ballet II

142 Advanced Jazz Dance I

143 Choreography

145 Advanced Jazz Dance II

146 Advanced Modern Dance I

159 Teaching the Performing Arts

English (ENGL)

71 Fiction Writing

72 Poetry Writing

73 Life Writing

116 Slow Tech: Critical Making with the Letterpress (cross-listed with ARTS 138)

170 Writing for Children & Young Adults

171 Advanced Fiction Writing

173 Screenwriting

176 Creative Writing & Social Justice

177 Writing Genre Fiction

Liberal Studies (LBST)

109 Children, Arts, & Society

Music (MUSC)

1 Music Theory I

1A Musicianship I

2 Music Theory II

2A Musicianship II

8 Introduction to Listening: Western Music

9 Introduction to Listening: Electronic Music

30 Beginning Piano

34 Beginning Voice Class

36 Beginning Guitar

37 Beginning Composition Class

40/140 University Orchestra

42/142 Concert Choir

43/143 Chamber Singers

45/145 Jazz Band

46/146 Jazz Combo Workshop

52/152 World Music Ensemble

54/154 Wind Ensemble

57/157 Laptop Orchestra (SCLOrk)

115 Experimental Sound Design

156 Improvisation

 

Philosophy (PHIL)

35 The Ethics in Drama, the Drama in Ethics (cross-listed with THTR 60)

Theatre (THTR)

7 Improv

8 Acting for Non-Majors

10 Intro to Performance Collaboration

21 Voice I: Voice, Speech, & Presentation Skills

24 Acting

30 Introduction to Design

31 Introduction to Production

32 Costume Construction

33 Stage Lighting

60 The Ethics in Drama, the Drama in Ethics (cross-listed with PHIL 35)

133 Scenic Design

134 Costume Design

173 Screenwriting

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Natural Science

Goals: Scientific Inquiry, Complexity, Critical Thinking, Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the theory and concepts central to the study of a particular topic or discipline in the natural sciences.

1.2 Apply scientific reasoning and methods of inquiry, such as formulating testable hypotheses, identifying variables, or collecting experimental or observational data that explain phenomena in the natural world.

1.3 Interpret scientific data, qualitatively and quantitatively, in order to derive conclusions appropriate to the scope and quality of the data, attentive to concepts of probability, causation, and correlation.

1.4 Recognize limitations of evidence produced by experimental and observational methods.

Anthropology (ANTH)

1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

2 Introduction to Archeology

Biology (BIOL)

1 Evolution, Genetics, & Humankind

3 Fitness Physiology

4 Light & Life

5 Endangered Ecosystems

6 Oceans: Biology, Ecology, & Sustainability

7 Exploring Animal Behavior

13 Human Biology

18 Exploring Biotechnology

19 Biology for Teachers

157 Environmental Biology in the Tropics

Chemistry (CHEM)

1 Chemistry in the Environment

5 Chemistry—An Experimental Science

11 General Chemistry I*

19 Chemistry for Teachers

* Although CHEM 11 fulfills the Core Natural Science requirement, this rigorous chemistry course is designed for science and engineering majors and students taking the required courses for healthcare careers.

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

20 The Water Wars of California

21 Introduction to Applied Ecology L&L

23 Introduction to Earth Systems L&L

Physics (PHYS)

1 Hands-on Physics

2 Introduction to Astronomy— The Solar System

3 Introduction to Astronomy— The Universe

4 Physics of Dance

9 Introduction to Earth Sciences

12 General Physics II

31 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

32 Physics for Scientists & Engineers II

33 Physics for Scientists & Engineers III

Psychology (PSYC)

65 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience

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Social Science

Goals: Scientific Inquiry, Complexity, Critical Thinking, Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Apply deductive and inductive reasoning to analyze social science topics.

1.2 Evaluate evidence used to test theories, hypotheses, or predictions.

1.3 Recognize that social scientific theories and/or data permit multiple interpretations or conclusions, and articulate reasons for the differing interpretations or conclusions.

BUSINESS students satisfy this requirement with ECON 1. ENGINEERING and ARTS AND SCIENCES students select any course from the following list.

Anthropology (ANTH)

2 Introduction to Archeology

3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

160 The Global Coast:  Adaptation, Risk, and Resilience on the Edge of the Sea

196 Archeological Method & Theory

Child Studies (CHST)

100 Understanding Research in the Social Sciences

Classics (CLAS)

172 Roman Studies: Rocks, Coins, & Pots

Economics (ECON)

1 Principles of Microeconomics

1E Principles of Microeconomics

2 Principles of Macroeconomics

129BF Economic Development

History (HIST)

107 Roman Studies: Rocks, Coins, & Pots

Political Science (POLI)

2 Introduction to Comparative Politics

40 Politics of U.S. Economic Policies

99 Political Science Research

134 Race & Ethnicity in the Politics of Developed States

140 Politics in Less Developed Countries

143 Democracy & Democracy Building

145 Politics of Former Communist States

Psychology (PSYC)

1 General Psychology I

2 General Psychology II

Sociology (SOCI)

1 Principles of Sociology

35 Introduction to Research Design and Methods

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Religion, Theology, and Culture 2

Goals: Critical Thinking, Complexity, Religious Reflection

Learning Objectives: Students will:

2.1 Analyze complex and diverse religious phenomena (such as architecture and art, music, ritual, scriptures, theological systems, and other cultural expressions of religious belief).

2.2 Integrate and compare several different disciplinary approaches to a coherent set of religious phenomena.

2.3 Clarify and express beliefs through critical inquiry into the religious dimensions of human existence.

Students choose one course from the list below.

Note: The department recommends that RTC 2 be taken after the completion of 44 units.

PREREQUISITE: Religion, Theology, & Culture 1

Anthropology (ANTH)

150 Religion in Culture and Society

Arab Languages (ARAB)

171 Qur’an as Literature

Classics (CLAS)

12A Gods & Mortals (Engineering majors only)

63 Ancient Eros: Sex and Religion in Ancient Greece

65 Classic Mythology

67 Ancient Greek Religion

68 Ancient Roman Religion

69 Early Christianity

Communication (COMM)

175A Theology & Communication

179A The Internet, Faith, & Globalization

English (ENGL)

161 Bible as Literature

162 Literature & Religion

Engineering (ENGR)

141 Innovation Theology: An Introduction

143 Science, Religion, and the Limits of Knowledge

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

84 Spirituality and Sustainability

History (HIST)

16 Ancient Greek Religion

17 Ancient Roman Religion

103 Jesuit History & Spirituality

117 State & Church in the Middle Ages, 1000–1450

120 The Crusades: Christian & Muslim Perspectives

126 Conflicts in Medieval Christianity

129 Medieval Intellectual History

152 History of Christianity in China

Music (MUSC)

189 Sacred Music and the Church

Philosophy (PHIL)

42 Faith and Reason
43 Religion and American Law

Political Science (POLI)

139 Religion & Politics in the Developing World

Psychology (PSYC)

193 Psychology of Religion & Spirituality

Religion and Society (RSOC)

27 Faith and Resilience in Silicon Valley

33 Maya Spirituality

38 Religion & Culture: Africa

46 African Religions

51 Religion in America

54 Comparative Religion & Social Theory

61 Atheism in America

64 Comparative Religion and Environmentalism

67 Film & Judaism

79 Religion and Animal Suffering

81 Islam

85 Hinduism

86 Buddhism

87 Buddhism & Film

88 Chinese Religions

91 Native Spiritual Traditions

96 Latin American Theology

99 Sociology of Religion

Religious Studies (RELS)

90 Theories & Methods

Scripture and Tradition (SCTR)

26 Gender in Early Christianity

27 Digging up Jesus

28 Women in the Hebrew Bible

30 New Testament

33 New Testament Narratives & Cinema: Ongoing Revelations

35 Science vs. The Bible— The Genesis Debates

39 Biblical Women and Power

45 Saints & Sages

48 Racializing Jesus

58 Covenant, Bondage and Migration: Torah Studies

65 Early Christianity

Theatre (THTR)

109 Incarnating the Word: Theology and Theatre

Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality (TESP)

21 The Planet and the Popes

26 Sustainable Theologies

34 Mary and Guanyin: Catholicism and Buddhism

41 Theology of the Arts

42 Global Christianities

45 Christian Ethics

46 Faith, Justice, & Poverty

50 Catholic Theology: Foundations 

52 Incarnating the Word: Theology and Theatre

59 Sex and Spirituality in Latinx Theologies

60 Hispanic Popular Religion

65 U.S. Hispanic Theology

68 Creation and Creativity in the Self and in World Religions

71 Mysticism in Catholicism

72 Darwin, God, & the Poets

77 Encounters of Religion in & around America

79 Women in Christian Tradition

82 Witches, Saints, & Heretics

86 Spirituality and Engineering

88 Hope & Prophetic Politics

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

44 Sex and Spirituality in Latinx Theologies

46 Gender in Early Christianity

47 Biblical Women and Power

48 Women in Christian Tradition

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Cultures & Ideas 3

Goals: Global Cultures, Diversity, Critical Thinking, Perspective

Learning Objectives: Students will:

3.1 Demonstrate an understanding of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and/or Latin American cultures in their global and/or diasporic contexts.

3.2 Identify, analyze and evaluate the challenges and complexities as cultures interact with and influence one another.

BUSINESS students satisfy this requirement with MGMT 80 (Global and Cultural Environment of Business) when it is taken on the SCU campus. If study abroad credit is received for MGMT 80, students should choose another course to satisfy Cultures & Ideas 3 from the list below. ENGINEERING and ARTS AND SCIENCES students select any course from this list.

RECOMMENDATION: Enroll after completing Cultures & Ideas 1 and 2.

Anthropology (ANTH)

6 Screen Time: Culture, Film & Media in the 21st Century

50 World Geography

152 Political Anthropology

156 Anthropology of Muslim Peoples & Practices

159 Globalization & Culture Change

172 Anthropology of Aging

181 Globalization & Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

184 Religion and Culture in Latin America

185 Peoples of Latin America

186 Mesoamerican Prehistory

187 Middle East: Gender & Sexuality

188 Middle East: Culture & Change

Arab Languages (ARAB)

137 Arab Language, Culture, and Identity

Art History (ARTH)

24 From Damascus to Dubai: A Survey of the Visual Culture of the Middle East

25 Introduction to the Arts of the Americas and Oceania

26 Art! Making China Modern

27 Introduction to the Arts of Africa

66 Fabricating Nature

81 Modern Indian Art

152 Arts of Ancient Mexico: From Olmec to Aztec

160 East-West Encounters in the Visual Arts

161 Photography in Japan

162 Visual Culture of Modern Japan

163 The Japanese Print

164 Islamic Art, 600–1350 C.E.

170 Art of the African Diaspora

181 Animated Spaces: The Hindu Temple and it’s Global Forms

Classics (CLAS)

60 Introduction to Ancient Studies

61 Ancient Empires

Communication (COMM)

105A Multicultural Folktales & Storytelling

183A Communication Development, and Social Change

184A Postcolonial Identity & Communication

187A Cinema in the Age of Globalization

188A The Fantastic in Film and Literature

189A Communication, Citizenship, & Globalization in Asia

Dance (DANC)

68 Cultures on the Move

Economics (ECON)

134 African Economic Development

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

161 Information, Quantum Computing and Complexity: The Beauty of Nature and the Nature of Beauty

Engineering (ENGR)

161/177 Globalization and the Cultures of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ONLY this topic)

English (ENGL)

56 Global Literatures

31A Writing about Literature & Culture

120 Film Studies

153 Global Gay & Lesbian Cultures

156 Global Literatures

157 Transnational Literatures

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

50 World Geography

French (FREN)

111 Francophone Studies: Caribbean to Vietnam

112 Human Rights in French Black Africa & the Caribbean

113 Black African/Caribbean Women Writers

114 Literatures & Cultures of the Maghreb

174 French & Francophone Novels & Films: Culture, Gender, Social Class

History (HIST)

64 Central America

91 Africa in World History

92 History of East Asia

95 Modern Latin America

102S Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide

104 World History until 1492

107 Spain & Morocco: Jews, Christians, & Muslims 700–1700

112 The Haitian Revolution in World History and Memory

116S Sex & Gender in the Era of High Imperialism

122 The Holocaust

136 Gender/Race/Class in 20th Century Europe

137 The Soviet Experiment

138S Gender and Rights in the Modern Era

140/S Biography and Autobiography in the African Experience: Exploring African Lives and Writing

141 Politics & Development in Independent Africa

142 Modern Middle East & North Africa

143/S Women in Political Revolutions

144S Islam in Africa

145 Islam in the Modern World

146A Medieval & Early Modern Japan

146B Modern Japan in the World

147A Premodern China in the World to AD 1600

147B Modern China in the World

150 Gender and Sexuality in East Asia

151 Imperialism in East Asia

152 History of Christianity in China

154B Modern India & Human Rights

157 Black Americans in Africa: Caribbean, United States, and Brazilian Perspectives

161 Modern Mexico

162 Argentina

163 Cuba & the Caribbean

164S Seminar: Catholic Church in Latin America

166 Latin America: Peoples, Empires, & Nations

Management (MGMT)

80 Global & Cultural Environment of Business

Music (MUSC)

7 Intro to Listening: Global Music

130 Anthropology of Music

136 The Music of Africa

Philosophy (PHIL)

174 Uncertainty, Conflict & Self Development: Chinese Perspectives

175 Chinese Philosophy

176 Buddhist Philosophy

Political Science (POLI)

2 Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 Introduction to World Politics (China, India, & Mexico)

50 World Geography

126 International Organizations

136 Politics of Central America & the Caribbean

137 Politics of South America

140 Politics in Less Developed Countries

145 Politics of Former Communist States

148 Politics in China

Religion and Society (RSOC)

136 Religion in Latin America

Sociology (SOCI)

134 Globalization & Inequality

135 Women and Social Change in Latin America

138 Populations of India, China, & the U.S.

Spanish (SPAN)

112/EN Mexican Culture

137 Latin American Cultures & Civilizations

147 Cinema, Politics, and Society of Latin America

149 U.S. Latino/a & Latin American Cinema

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

104 Beauty, Culture, & Society in a Global Age

120 Middle East: Gender & Sexuality

122 Global Gay & Lesbian Cultures

123 Black African/Caribbean Women Writers

124 Sex & Gender in the Era of High Imperialism

125 Women in Political Revolutions

126 Women in East Asia

128 Gender and Social Change in Latin America

135 Film, Gender and Globalization

172 Gender/Race/Class in 20th Century Europe

175 French & Francophone Novels & Films: Culture, Gender, Social Class

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Science, Technology, and Society

Goals: Scientific Inquiry, Science & Technology, Critical Thinking, Complexity

Learning Objectives: Students will:

1.1 Comprehend the relevant science and/or technology and explain how science and/or technology advance through the process of inquiry and experiment.

1.2 Analyze and evaluate the mutual influence between science and/or technology and society.

ENGINEERING students satisfy this requirement through a combination of ENGR 1 and ENGR 1L OR ENGL 181 and a senior design project or with any of the courses listed below.

Most BUSINESS students satisfy this requirement with OMIS 34. However, business students who are considering a major in accounting should take ACTG 134 to satisfy this requirement. Business students who declare a major or a minor in management information systems will take OMIS 30 or OMIS 31, which will satisfy the information systems requirement in the business core, and should choose a course to satisfy Science, Technology, and Society from this list of approved courses.

ARTS AND SCIENCES students select any course from this list.

PHYSICS majors satisfy this requirement by taking both PHYS 103 and 192.

Accounting (ACTG)

134 Accounting Information Systems

Anthropology (ANTH)

4 Vanished Peoples & Lost Civilizations

5 Biological Anthropology & Popular Culture

132 Paleoanthropology

133 Human Nutrition & Culture: A Biocultural Perspective

134 Health, Disease, & Culture

135 Human Development & Sexuality

136 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

137 Evolutionary Medicine

140 Food, Culture, & Environment

145 Historical Ecology

147 The Archaeology of Complex Societies

189 North American Prehistory

197 Field Course in Primate Behavioral Ecology

Arts (ARTS)

36 Ditto! The Technology of Print

Biology (BIOL)

109 Genetics & Society

117 Epidemiology L&L

135 Biofuels: Sustainable Energy for the Future?

142 Natural History of California L&L

153 Conservation Science

159 Plagues in the Age of Insects

171 Social & Ethical Dimensions of Biotechnology

Business (BUSN)

150 Feeding the World

Chemistry (CHEM)

103 Environmental Chemistry

Child Studies (CHST)

75 Technology and Education

Classics (CLAS)

171 Ancient Science and Technology

Communication (COMM)

12 Technology & Communication

119A Body Politics

149B Science News

164A Race, Gender, & Public Health in the News

176A Biology of Human Communication

Computer Sciences (CSCI)

3 Introduction to Computing & Applications

10 Introduction to Computer Science (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

10B Introduction to Computer Science B (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

Engineering (ENGR)

1 Introduction to Engineering AND 1L Introduction to Engineering Lab

60 Sustainable Electric Energy

121 BioInnovation I: Opportunity Identification and Concept Generation (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

122 BioInnovation II: Product Development Strategy and Prototyping (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

160 Nanotechnology & Society

English (ENGL)

25 Textual Editing

108 Writing in STEM

109 Information Culture & Information Society

181 Engineering Communications (only partially fills the requirement for Engineering students only)

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

10 The Joy of Garbage

80 Energy & the Environment

115 GIS in Environmental Studies

135 Biofuels: Sustainable Energy for the Future?

137 Historical Ecology

145 Environmental Technology

153 Conservation Science

158 Conservation Psychology

185 Garbology

Experiential Learning for Social Justice (ELSJ)

135 Research in Social Entrepreneurship

History (HIST)

79/179 History of Technology: Steam to Cyborgs

113 Seeing: Visual Culture and Technology

123 History of Plagues, Epidemics, and Infections

125 History of the Senses

Honors (HNRS)

20S Difficult Dialogues (Technology for Social Justice)

Management (MGMT)

177 Managing with the Internet

Mechanical Engineering (MECH)

144 Smart Product Design

Music (MUSC)

119 Music, Technology, & Society

Neuroscience (NEUR)

1 Introduction to Neuroscience

Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS)

34 Science, Information Technology, Business, & Society

Philosophy (PHIL)

40 Science, Technology, & Society

83 Neuroscience, Values, & Law

153 Philosophy of Science

165 Philosophical Issues in Virtual Reality

Physics (PHYS)

5 The Physics of Star Trek

8 Intro to Space Sciences

103 Analytical/Numerical Methods (only partially fills the requirement for Physics students only)

192 Physics and Society (only partially fills the requirement for Physics students only)

Psychology (PSYC)

50 Ways of Knowing

83 Neuroscience, Values, & Law

158 Conservation Psychology

Public Health Sciences (PHSC)

1 Human Health & Disease

28 Human Sexuality

100 Introduction to Epidemiology

120 Technology, Innovation, & Public Health

Sociology (SOCI)

49 Computer, Internet, & Society

120 Quantitative Methods & Applied Stats

149 Business, Technology, & Society

164 Collective Behavior

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

33 Human Sexuality

105A Body Politics

107A Science, Sex, and the Body

116 Race, Gender, & Public Health in the News

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Religion, Theology, and Culture 3

Goals: Critical Thinking, Ethical Reasoning, Religious Reflection, Perspective

Learning Objectives: Students will:

3.1 Identify diverse perspectives on and evaluate ethical implications of past or present issues of enduring relevance.

3.2 Evaluate and apply insights from the study of religion to open-ended issues facing societies, past or present.

Students choose one course from the list below.

Note: Religion, Theology, & Culture 3 only counts for the Core when it is taken after completing 88 units.

PREREQUISITE: Religion, Theology, & Culture 2

Biology (BIOL)

171 Social & Ethical Dimensions of Biotechnology

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

160 Chaos Theory, Metamathematics, & the Limits of Knowledge

Environmental Studies (ENVS)

152 Faith, Ethics, & Biodiversity

Ethnic Studies (ETHN)

129 Mexican Pop Catholicism & Gender

Religion and Society (RSOC)

106 Zen in Theory & Practice

109 Women and Buddhism from U.S. Standpoints

111 Inventing Religion in America

113 Buddhism in America

114 Religion and Medicine in Healthcare

115 Tibetan Buddhism: A Cultural History

116 Religion & Ethnography

117 Is Scientology a Religion?

119 Media & Religion

121 Representing Religion in World Cinema

123 Religions at Silicon Valley

126 Sufi Islam/Christian Mysticism

130 East Asian Buddhism

131 Tantra in Theory and Practice

134 Religion and Secularism

135 Architects of Solidarity

136 Religion in Latin America

139 Mexican Pop Catholicism & Gender

140 Animals, the Environment, & World Religions

154 Jesus in Islam & Christianity

157 Religious Traditions & Contemporary Moral Issues

159 Longings for Immortality

168 Gender and Judaism

170 Religion, Gender, & Globalization

174 Jewish Philosophy: Between Athens & Jerusalem

182 Shia Islam in the Contemporary World

184 Race and Religion in the United States

188 Religion & Violence

190 Islam: Reformation & Modernity

191 Religions of Colonized Peoples

194 Modern Religious Thought

Scripture and Tradition (SCTR)

100 Biblical Poetry and Ancient Myth

110 Gods, Heroes, & Monsters: Myth & the Bible

111 Bible & Ecology 

112 Martyrdom

128 Human Suffering & Hope

132 Apocalypse Now

139 Bible in Contemporary Fiction & Film

157 The Bible & Empire

158 Postcolonial Perspectives on the New Testament

165R RSS: Gender & Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation

170 Darwin & God

175 Wealth, Work, and the Gospel

Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality (TESP)

103 Theology and Transhumanism

106 Christian Symbol & Ritual

108 Human Trafficking and Christian Ethics

109 Hispanic Spirituality: Guadalupe

113 Design Theory, Innovation, and Jesuit Principles 

118 Clare of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola

119 Theology, Sex, & Relationships

121 The Church & the Future

122 Spirituality, Ethics, and Sex 

124 Theology of Marriage

129 Religion and Peace

130 Judaism and Political Philosophy

131 Feminist Theologies

135 Theological Anthropology and Artificial Intelligence

137 Theology of Death

138 Contemporary Theology of Paul Tillich

142 Conscience, Christianity and Politics

143 Theology & Ethics of Thomas Aquinas

148 Christian Ethics and Controversial Topics

149 Radical Theology: Death of God 

153 Catholic Themes in Literature: C.S. Lewis

157 Ethics in Health Professions

159 Ethics of War & Peace

163 Christianity & Politics

164 Religious Ethics in Business

165 Romero & the Salvadoran Martyrs

175 Women’s Theologies from the Margins

176 Nature, Humanity, Spirituality

183 Ignatian Spirituality

184 Jesus Across Cultures

185 Rahner: Foundations of Faith

187 Christ & Catholic Theology

190 Celtic Christianity

194 Interreligious Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)

142 Women and Buddhism from U.S. Standpoints

145 Gender and Judaism

146 Religion, Gender & Globalization

148 Gender & Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation

149 Feminist Theologies

151 Women’s Theologies from the Margins

152 Mexican Popular Catholicism & Gender

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