Summer 2018 Courses

 Young Scholars Robot

“The Young Scholars Program helped me quite a bit. The class provided me the college student experience and hands on experience with engineering . . . I had a fun time building the robots with my classmates.”  
- 2016 Young Scholar

Courses Offered In:

Art ▪ Communication ▪ Computer Engineering ▪ Computer Science ▪ Economics ▪ Electrical Engineering ▪ General Engineering  ▪ Mathematics ▪ Religious Studies ▪  Spanish

 

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, high school courses do not fulfill a prerequisite. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
 
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday
 
 
Art
ARTS 46 Basic Watercolor (4 units)
MWR  1:00 – 3:10 p.m.
     Introduction to visual expression in the classic medium of transparent watercolor. Assignments will emphasize basic elements of shape, color, light, shadow, and composition. Previous experience in drawing recommended.
  
 
Computer Science
CSCI 10 Introduction to Computer Science (5 units)
MWR   10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Introduction to computer programming and computer science. Basic programming structures, conditionals, loops, functions, arrays. Topics relating to the applications of and social impact of computing, including privacy, artificial intelligence, computation in physics, psychology, and biology. Discussion of cryptography, computation through history, networks, hardware. Includes weekly lab. CSCI 10 may not be taken for credit if the student has received credit for COEN 10 or a similar introductory programming course. 
 
 
Mathematics
MATH 8 Introduction to Statistics (4 units)
MTR    10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Elementary topics in statistics, including descriptive statistics, regression, probability, random variables and distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one population and for two populations, goodness of fit, and contingency tables.
 
MATH 11 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 units)
MTR    10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Limits and differentiation. Methods and applications of differentiation. Ordinarily, only one of MATH 11 or 30 may be taken for credit. Note: MATH 11 is not a suitable prerequisite for MATH 31 without additional preparation. Prerequisite: High school trigonometry and either Calculus Readiness Exam or MATH 9. If MATH 9 is taken, a grade of C- or higher is strongly recommended before taking MATH 11.
 
MATH 13 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4 units)
MTR    1:00 – 3:10 p.m. 
     Taylor series, vectors, quadric surfaces, and partial derivatives, including optimization of functions with multiple variables. Prerequisite: MATH 12 or equivalent. A grade of C- or higher in MATH 12 is strongly recommended before taking MATH 1
 
 
Modern Languages and Literatures
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II (4 units)
MTR    10:20-12:30 PM
     The second in a series of three courses, Spanish 2 continues the development of communicative language skills and cultural understanding. This proficiency-based course follows the text Pura Vida and requires active participation in class. Prerequisite: SPAN 1 or two years of high school Spanish, or equivalent.
 
 
Religious Studies
RSOC 9 Ways of Understanding Religion (4 units)
MW     3:20-6:20 p.m.
     Introduces the categories by which religion is formally studied. Explores distinct perspectives or ways of thinking about religion (e.g., psychological, phenomenological, anthropological, theological, and sociological); also considers a variety of religious data (e.g., symbols, myths, rituals, theologies, and modern communities).
 
 
NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, high school courses do not fulfill a prerequisite. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
 
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, R=Thursday
 
 
Economics
ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
MTR    10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
     Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government policies and regulations affecting markets.
 
 
ECON 3 International Economics, Development and Growth (4 units)
MTR    3:20 – 5:30 p.m.
     Analysis of international trade theory and policy, balance‐of‐payments adjustments and exchange‐rate regimes, and economic development. Prerequisites: ECON 1 and 2.
 
 
Note: Unless otherwise stated, high school courses do not fulfill a prerequisite. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
 
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday
 
 
Computer Engineering
COEN 21 Introduction to Logic Design (4 units)
MW   5:00-8:00 PM
     Boolean functions and their minimization. Designing combinational circuits, adders, multipliers, multiplexers, decoders. Noise margin, propagation delay. Bussing. Memory elements: latches and flip-flops; timing; registers; counters. Programmable logic, PLD, and FPGA. Use of industry quality CAD tools for schematic capture and HDL in conjunction with FPGAs. Also listed as ELEN 21. Co-requisite: COEN 21L.
 
COEN 21L Logic Design Laboratory (1 unit)
T   5:00-8:00 PM
     Laboratory for COEN 21. Also listed as ELEN 21L. Co-requisite: COEN 21.
 
 
Electrical Engineering
ELEN 21 Introduction to Logic Design (4 units)
MW   5:00-8:00 PM
     Boolean functions and their minimization. Designing combinational circuits, adders, multipliers, multiplexers, decoders. Noise margin, propagation delay. Bussing. Memory elements: latches and flip-flops; timing; registers; counters. Programmable logic, PLD, and FPGA. Use of industry quality CAD tools for schematic capture and HDL in conjunction with FPGAs. Also listed as COEN 21. Co-requisite: ELEN 21L.
 
ELEN 21L Logic Design Laboratory (1 unit)
T   5:00-8:00 PM
     Laboratory for ELEN 21. Also listed as COEN 21L. Co-requisite: ELEN 21.
 
 
General Engineering
ENGR 1 Introduction to Engineering (1 unit)
MR      1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    This course provides an introduction to engineering, including fundamentals of engineering study, different engineering disciplines, and interdisciplinary aspects of engineering. This course investigates the connection between science, technology and society and also illustrates the extent to which engineering impacts the world. The course also exposes students to entrepreneurship, engineering professionalism, the growth mindset, emerging markets, ethics, and civic engagement. ENGR 1 and ENGR 1L together fulfill the Science, Technology & Society core requirement.
 
ENGR 1L Introduction to Engineering Laboratory (1 unit)
MR      2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
     The laboratory will provide students with hands-on experience of engineering design and open-ended problem solving. The lab focuses on introducing aspects of the different engineering disciplines and allows students to gain experience with each of the engineering disciplines and reflect on learning gains with teamwork, communication, and engineering skills. Engineering designs will be framed to include the impact of design solutions/technologies on society and will be developed in a team-based environment utilizing visuals, written text, and oral presentation. ENGR 1 and ENGR 1L together fulfill the Science, Technology & Society core requirement.