May 16, 2022  
University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Chemistry (Undergraduate)

With graduate adviser approval, appropriate 4000-level courses in Chemistry may be applied toward requirements for the master’s degree.

  
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    CHEM 1050 - Introductory Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1050 presents fundamentals of chemistry and quantitative thinking. Topics include the molecular nature of matter, scientific method, measurement, stoichiometry and gas laws.  Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours.  Graded A,B,C/NC.

  
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    CHEM 1100 - General Chemistry I


    (5)
    Prerequisites: Score of 50 or more on (or exemption from) ELM or MATH 0930 with a minimum C grade; Department consent required for Engineering majors. Physical concepts, stoichiometry, structure of atom, periodic table, chemical bonding, structure of molecules, states of matter, acids and bases. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 6 hours.

     

    CI-D CHEM 110:
    The University course listed above articulates with any California Community College (CCC) course that is approved by the C-ID program and given the corresponding “C-ID Course” designation listed here. The articulation is one-way articulation, meaning the approved community college course will articulate for the indicated course credit at the four-year university. Articulation does NOT apply from the four-year institution to the community college or between the four-year institutions.

  
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    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry II


    (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 with a minimum grade of C-.   Equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and its applications in chemistry, chemical kinetics, and special topics in general chemistry. Lecture 3 hours, 6 laboratory hours.

     

    C-ID  CHEM 110 and CHEM 120S:
    The University course listed above articulates with any California Community College (CCC) course that is approved by the C-ID program and given the corresponding “C-ID Course” designation listed here. The articulation is one-way articulation, meaning the approved community college course will articulate for the indicated course credit at the four-year university. Articulation does NOT apply from the four-year institution to the community college or between the four-year institutions.

  
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    CHEM 1800 - Selected Topics in Chemistry


    (1-3)
    Topics of current interest as announced in Schedule of Classes. No credit toward Chemistry or Biochemistry major.
    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 1801 - Selected Topics in Chemistry


    (1-3)
    Prerequisite: None. Topics of current interest as announced in Schedule of Classes. No credit toward Chemistry or Biochemistry major.
     

  
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    CHEM 1810 - Honors Proseminar


    (1)
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into department honors program. Study of recent developments in chemistry and biochemistry. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units; only 1 unit may apply on major requirements. Graded CR/NC.

  
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    CHEM 2200 - Organic Chemistry I


    (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1110 with a minimum grade of C- or 1 year of general chemistry with a minimum grade of C-. The first semester of a yearlong course focusing on properties and reactions of organic compounds, including biomolecules; emphasis on fundamental principles and reaction mechanisms. Lecture 3 hours, Recitation 1 hour.

  
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    CHEM 2201 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I †


    (1)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1110 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Corequisite: CHEM 2200. Fundamentals of organic laboratory analysis, with emphasis on spectroscopic methods. Laboratory  3 hours.
    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 2211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II †


    (1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2201 and CHEM 2200, each with a minimum grade of C-.

    Corequisite: CHEM 3200. Fundamental laboratory techniques of organic chemistry and organic synthesis. Laboratory  3 hours.
    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 2300 - Introduction to Biomolecules


    (2)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1100, CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1020 or equivalent. Introduction to the chemistry of biological molecules; building blocks to macromolecules and supramolecular structures; protein function in metabolism, membrane transport, cell structure; nucleic acid structure and function; strategies of metabolism. Lecture 3 hours.

  
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    CHEM 2800 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of interest in chemistry and related disciplines, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

  
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    CHEM 2801 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    (1)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of interest in chemistry and related disciplines, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

  
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    CHEM 3000 - Nutritional Aspects of Biochemistry


    (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1020. Introduction to biochemistry with particular emphasis on nutrition and its effects on metabolism and genomes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.  

  
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    CHEM 3100 - Writing for Chemists


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 2200 with a minimum grade of C- or consent of instructor. Extensive practice in writing abstracts, summaries, reports, resumes, and reviews; presentation of oral reports and posters; literature searching; and ethics in scientific research. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.

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    CHEM 3200 - Organic Chemistry II


    (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 2200 with a minimum grade of C-. The second semester of a yearlong course focusing on properties and reactions of organic compounds, including biomolecules; emphasis on fundamental principles and reaction mechanisms. Lecture 3 hours, Recitation 1 hour.

  
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    CHEM 3500 - Quantitative Analysis †


    (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1110 with a minimum grade of C-. Principles and techniques of analytical chemistry, including stoichiometry, equilibrium (pH and redox), electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and separations. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours.


    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

     

     

  
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    CHEM 3600 - Inorganic Chemistry


    (4)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1110  and MATH 2120. Selected topics in inorganic chemistry, including the elements, atomic structure, bonding, ionic solids, solutions, nonmetals, physical inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, and inorganic polymers.

  
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    CHEM 3800 - Ancient and Modern Science

    (also listed as PHIL 3800 and HIST 3800)
    (3)
    Prerequisite: The completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. A systematic analysis of ancient scientific thought and its relationship to modern science.
     

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    CHEM 3810 - Honors Studies in Chemistry


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Participation in Chemistry Honors Program, CHEM 301ABC, consent of an instructor to serve as research adviser, and approval of department honors adviser. Independent research in chemistry and biochemistry. Regular consultation with research adviser; written thesis required. Students must enroll for total of 5 units before submitting thesis and receiving grade.

  
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    CHEM 3820 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of special interest in chemistry and related disciplines as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.

  
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    CHEM 3821 - Special Topics in Chemistry Laboratory


    (1)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of special interest in chemistry and related disciplines as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.

  
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    CHEM 4200 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 3200 Theoretical aspects of organic chemistry emphasizing reaction mechanisms.

  
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    CHEM 4210 - Polymer Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3200; MATH 2130; suggested co-requisite CHEM 4410 Preparation, mechanisms, and properties of synthetic macromolecules; step and chain polymerization, copolymerization, kinetics, morphology and physical characterization of polymers.

  
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    CHEM 4300 - Introduction to Biochemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 3200 or one year of organic chemistry. No credit if taken after CHEM 431A. Introduction to principles of biochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 4310 - Biochemistry I


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3200 or one year of organic chemistry lecture; and CHEM 2300 or BIOL 3400, each with a minimum grade of C-. Enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme action; structure, function, and chemistry of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids in animals, plants and microorganisms; the metabolism of carbohydrates.

  
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    CHEM 4311 - Biochemistry Laboratory I †


    (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2211, CHEM 3100, each with a minimum grade of C-; corequisite: CHEM 4310. Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate chemical behavior of substances of biochemical importance. Laboratory 6 hours.

    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 4320 - Biochemistry II


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4310. Metabolism of lipids and proteins; photosynthetic metabolism and assimilation of inorganic nutrients; enzymology and mechanism of DNA replication and repair; transcriptional machinery; RNA processing; protein synthesis and processing.

  
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    CHEM 4321 - Biochemistry Laboratory II †


    (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4311, corequisites: CHEM 4320.  Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate chemical behavior of substances of biochemical importance. Laboratory 6 hours.

    † There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 4400 - Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3500; MATH 2120; PHYS 1200 or 2200. Survey of physical chemistry including thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy. No credit toward B.S. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry; no credit if taken after successful completion of CHEM 4420.

  
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    CHEM 4410 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Kinetics


    (4)
    Prerequisites: MATH 2150; CHEM 1110 or one year of General Chemistry;  PHYS 2200. Fundamentals of quantum chemistry; applications to chemical bonding, spectroscopy, and the solid state; molecular transport phenomena; chemical kinetics; reaction dynamic theories.

  
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    CHEM 4420 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics


    (3)
     Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 or one year of General Chemistry; MATH 2120; PHYS 2200. Thermodynamics of chemical systems including the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Laws; multi-components systems; chemical equilibrium; real ionic solutions; electrochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 4430 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemical Methods


    (1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4410. Theory and application of quantum chemical computational methods for determination of properties of chemical systems. 

  
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    CHEM 4431 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory


    (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3100; CHEM 4410.  Corequisite: CHEM 4420. Experimental measurements, data analysis, and calculations of the quantum mechanical, spectroscopic, kinetic, and thermodynamic properties of chemical systems.  Laboratory 6 hours.

  
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    CHEM 4450 - Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3500; MATH 2110; PHYS 1200 or PHYS 2100 Investigation of current topics in atmospheric chemistry using the fundamental principles of physical and analytical chemistry.

  
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    CHEM 4460 - Drug Delivery


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 4410 or CHEM 4420 or other courses equivalent to CHEM 4410 or CHEM 4420. This course provides a physicochemical foundation to understand how drug distributions and effectiveness in the body can be influenced by the way the agent is modified and delivered.

  
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    CHEM 4510 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Optical Spectroscopy


    (1,1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3500, CHEM 4410. Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectroscopies applied to analytical determinations.  Includes theory, instrumentation, and application for UV/vis absorption and emission spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, and atomic absorption and flame emission spectroscopies.  Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 3 hours.

  
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    CHEM 4520 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Analytical Separations and Mass Spectrometry


    (1,1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3500.  Theory, instrumentation, and applications of mass spectrometric detection techniques and separation analysis including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and electrophoresis.  Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 3 hours.

  
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    CHEM 4530 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemistry and Surface Techniques


    (1,1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3500.  Theory, instrumentation, and applications of electrochemistry including potentiometry, voltammetry, and coulometry.  Introduction to surface characterization using spectroscopy and scanning microscopy techniques.  Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 3 hours.

  
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    CHEM 4800 - Special Topics in Advanced Chemistry Lecture


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of special interest in advanced chemistry and related disciplines, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

  
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    CHEM 4801 - Special Topics in Advanced Chemistry Laboratory


    (1)
    Prerequisites: As needed for specific topic. Current topics of special interest in advanced chemistry and related disciplines, as announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

  
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    CHEM 4810 - Advanced Synthetic Methods


    (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3200, 2211, 3600. Application of advanced synthetic methods to the synthesis of selected organic, organometallic, and inorganic molecules. Laboratory 6 hours. There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.

  
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    CHEM 4820 - Biomedical Seminars and Presentations


    (1)
    Development of skills as critical listeners and presenters of biomedical science seminars and poster presentations. Graded CR/NC.

  
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    CHEM 4830 - History of Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1110; CHEM 3200 Development of chemical knowledge from chemical arts of antiquity through alchemy to twentieth century, emphasizing contributions to fundamental theory by Lavoisier, Dalton, Kekule, Van’t Hoff, and Rutherford.

  
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    CHEM 4840 - Drug Discovery and Development

    (also listed as BIOL 4440)
    (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM  3200 and either BIOL 3400 or CHEM  4300 or CHEM 4310. An overview of the process of drug discovery and development, with an emphasis on academic and industrial research methodology. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.

  
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    CHEM 4850 - Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 4300 or CHEM 4310 Chemical approaches to the study of biological processes with an emphasis on the tools and methods of inorganic and organic chemistry.

  
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    CHEM 4860 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

    (also listed as BINF 4000)


    (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 1100 and CS 2011 (or CIS 2830); upper division or graduate level standing. Theory and application of software programs that analyze genes and proteins; creation of programs designed to search databases and align sequences. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

     

  
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    CHEM 4890 - Molecular Science Capstone


    (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from blocks C and D, and CHEM 3100. Students will integrate and critically reflect upon concepts and approaches from two or more disciplines within chemistry used to address a societal concern in a culminating research paper. Satisfies GE UD B for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

  
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    CHEM 4980 - Cooperative Education

    (see UNIV 4980)
    (1)
    see UNIV 4980 Cooperative Education

  
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    CHEM 4990 - Undergraduate Directed Study


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: 2.5 grade point average in chemistry courses or one advanced laboratory course, consent of an instructor to act as sponsor, ability to assume responsibility for independent work and to prepare written and oral reports. Independent research project selected in conference with sponsor before registration; progress meetings held regularly. May be repeated to maximum of 9 units.


Chemistry (Graduate)

All 4000-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser.
Classified graduate standing is required for admission to all 5000-level courses.

  
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    CHEM 5100 - Introduction to Research


    (3)
    An introduction to graduate research, including chemical literature, research ethics, and career paths.  Students will develop their master’s research prospectus report and presentation.

  
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    CHEM 5110 - Graduate Seminar: Chemistry I


    (1)
     Prerequisite: CHEM 5100.  Identification and presentation of an emerging topic in the molecular sciences. Oral communication, peer-review, and techniques for conducting critical reviews of the molecular science literature will be discussed. 

  
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    CHEM 5120 - Graduate Seminar: Chemistry II


    (1)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 5110. Attendance at regular departmental seminar program; participation in seminar training program with course instructor, presentation of a satisfactory departmental seminar. 

  
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    CHEM 5200 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Analysis, Design, and Methodology


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 3200. Analysis of target molecules, rational design of strategies, and methodologies for the preparation of organic molecules. Emphasis on analysis of target molecules from the recent organic chemistry literature.

  
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    CHEM 5210 - Organic Structure determination


    (3)
    This course covers modern and advanced methods of elucidation of the structures of organic molecules, including NMR, MS, IR, and UV.

  
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    CHEM 5300 - Advanced Biochemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4320; CHEM 4321 Recent concepts of enzyme systems, biological oxidation, intermediate metabolism, biosynthesis of macromolecules, biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation, and related phenomena. May be repeated as subject matter changes to maximum of 12 units.

  
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    CHEM 5310 - Biochemistry of Plasma Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4320 and CHEM 4321 or equivalent, Graduate student standing. Review of scientific literature on plasma lipoprotein metabolism and development of atherosclerosis. Detailed analysis of dietary, genetic, and hormonal factors that regulate atherogenic and antiatherogenic lipoprotein concentrations in blood.

  
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    CHEM 5320 - Protein Structure


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4320 and CHEM 4321 or equivalent, Graduate student standing. Analysis of structural classes of proteins and factors that determine native structure, stability and biological function. Tools for analysis, comparison and prediction of protein structure. Recent advances in research literature.

  
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    CHEM 5330 - Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4320 and CHEM 4321 or equivalent, Graduate student standing. Mechanisms of gene expression control at the transcriptional level using the original research literature. Modern molecular techniques demonstrating the activation and repression of eukaryotic genes via protein-DNA and other interactions.

  
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    CHEM 5340 - Signal Transduction


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4320 and CHEM 4321 or equivalent, Graduate student standing. Review of molecular signal transduction and the importance of post-translational modifications as a mechanism to transmit information to the cell.

  
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    CHEM 5400 - Quantum Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 4410; CHEM 4420 Quantum chemistry, including discussion of molecular orbital and valence bond theories and their applications to chemistry.

  
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    CHEM 5410 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 4410 or the equivalent. This course introduces advanced NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) principles and experimental techniques to graduate students in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry.

  
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    CHEM 5510 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials


    3
    Prerequisites: MATH 2150; PHYS 2200; CHEM 4420. The first component, thermodynamics, includes laws of thermodynamics, solution theory and equilibrium diagrams. The second component, kinetics, includes diffusion, phase transformations, and the development of microstructure.

  
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    CHEM 5600 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 3600 Selected topics on structure and mechanism in inorganic chemistry; discussion of modern theories applied to inorganic chemistry.

  
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    CHEM 5800 - Special Topics in Graduate Chemistry


    (3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Specialized topics in chemistry given at an advanced level. May be repeated once for credit.

  
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    CHEM 5910 - Advanced Laboratory


    (1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2211; CHEM 4431 or CHEM 4321. Introduction to advanced laboratory techniques involving individual student projects. May be repeated two times to maximum of 2 units; maximum of 24 units may be applied to M.S. degree. Combined units of CHEM 5910, 5970 and 5990 may not exceed 10.

  
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    CHEM 5960 - Comprehensive Examination


    (0)
    See the Comprehensive Examination in the requirements for the Master’s Degree   section of this chapter.

  
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    CHEM 5970 - Graduate Research


    (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Approval of departmental adviser. Research leading toward M.S. degree. Graduate students must earn a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 units. Combined units of CHEM 5910, 5970, and 5990 may not exceed 10. Graded CR/NC.

  
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    CHEM 5980 - Graduate Directed Study


    (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent to act as sponsor. Independent study of advanced topics in the field, regular conferences with sponsor. Student’s progress determined by oral and/or written reports. May be repeated for credit; combined units of 597 and 598 may not exceed 13. Combined units of CHEM 590, 597, 598, and 599 may not exceed 15.

  
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    CHEM 5990 - Thesis


    (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, instructor consent to act as sponsor, departmental approval of topic prior to registration. Independent research resulting in thesis and oral defense thereof. May be repeated to maximum of 3 units. Combined units of CHEM 5910, 5970, and 5990 may not exceed 10. Graded CR/NC.

  
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    CHEM 9000 - Graduate Studies


    (0)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 5970. Courses in the 9000 series are open only to graduate students who have previously enrolled in thesis or project units (5990 and 5991), but will use University facilities or consult with faculty.


Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies (Undergraduate)

All 4000-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser.

  
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    CLS 1200 - Chicanas/os Latinas/os, Gender, and Class in the US Experience


    (3)
    This course is designed to address the intersectionality of gender, race, sexuality, ability, and class in the US historical experience with special attention to the Chicana/o Latina/o populace.

    GE AM Block C (re)
  
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    CLS 1300 - The Constitution, Equity and Chicanas/os and Latinas/os


    (3)
    The course addresses the intersection of Chicanas/Latinos with the US and California Constitutions, incorporating fundamental Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions with their impact on US society.

    GE D AM (re)

  
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    CLS 1500 - Cultural Diversity, Chicanas/os, and Latinas/os


    (3)
    Examines cultural diversity in U.S. society from Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies perspectives. Explores historical and contemporary relationships, conflict, and reconciliation among major cultural groups.

    GE D (re)
  
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    CLS 1600 - Cultural Expressions in the Americas


    (3)
    Explores pre-Columbian artistic representations and aesthetic principles that constitute a cultural legacy–expressed in modern literature, murals, and cinema–of present-day Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States.

    GE C1 (re)
  
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    CLS 2010 - Modern Mexican Literature in Translation


    (3)
    Selected major works of modern Mexican literature in translation.

     

     

    GE C2; (re)

  
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    CLS 2040 - Diverse Latin American Populations in Southern California


    (3)
     The formation of and differences among the varied Latin American people in the Southern California region and their participation in contemporary society.

  
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    CLS 2050 - Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in Film and Popular Culture


    (3)
    This class is designed to address the substantial contribution to film and popular culture by Chicanas/os and Latinas/os, and the changing nature of popular culture in US society.

    GE C1 (re)
  
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    CLS 2060 - Latina/o Images in Media, Social Media, and Digital Communication Systems


    (3)
    This course addresses the historical and current depiction of Latinas/os in the media. Digital communication and the internet has transformed how culture is transmitted on multi-layered platforms of media technologies.

    GE Block C1 (re)
  
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    CLS 2100 - Chicana/o and Latino/a Political and Social Movements


    (3)
    The course will address the Chicana/o and Latino/a political experience in U.S. society, including an analysis of the historical assessment of how social movements influenced public policy.

    GE D (re)
  
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    CLS 2300 - Family Structure in the Americas


    (3)
    This course addresses how Latinos/as, in particular Centro Americanos and Mexicanos, create transnational family structures that are often fractured by economic, political, documented status, class, gender and/or cultural realities.

    GE D (re)
  
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    CLS 3100 - Introduction To Critical Education: Theory And Practice


    (3)
    Prerequisite:  Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Examines educational theories in Critical Race Women/LGBTQIA and Ability Studies with emphasis on the traditional and emerging analytical frameworks in theory and practice.

    GE UD D (d), (cl)
  
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    CLS 3120 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Parent, Community and School Partnerships


    (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Blocks A and B4, and an additional course from Block B and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Examination of social, political, educational and cultural issues effecting parent/school relationships. Analysis of neighborhood resources, school climate and parent perspectives provide a critical understanding of ways teachers can be mediators/advocates.

    GE UD D; (re); (cl)
  
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    CLS 3130 - Diversity, Intersectionality, Major Racial/Ethnic Groups in U.S. Schooling, and Equality of Educational Opportunity and Social Justice

    (also listed as EDFN 3130)
    (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Blocks A and B4, and additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D.  An examination of diversity, the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality, with a focus on experiences of major racial/ethnic groups in relation to U.S. schools and educational equality.   

    GE UD D (re)
  
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    CLS 3200 - Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian Myths in Latin American Literature


    (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Critical readings of modern Latin American narrative fiction, poetry and drama, with interpretive emphasis on their allusions to Greco-Roman and Pre-Columbian myths.

     

     

    GE UD C

  
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    CLS 3220 - Race, Gender, and Hybridity in the Americas


    (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. This course explores the construction of race, gender, and hybridity in the Americas using numerous humanities approaches.

     

     

     

    GE UD C (re)

  
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    CLS 3300 - Class, Race, and Gender


    (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block D. Examination of social class, sex/gender, and race as bases of inequality and the processes by which inequalities are maintained or reproduced in the US. Some course sections may require service-learning.

     

     

     

     

    UD GE D (d)

  
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    CLS 3320 - Remittances, the Immigrant Economy, and Globalization


    (3)
    Pre-requisites: Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. This course addresses a range of important Latina/o household economic, labor market, consumer, banking, and migration issues related to the powerful influences of remittances in this society.

    GE UD D
  
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    CLS 3400 - Latinas/os and Social Justice: Contemporary Issues


    (3)
    Pre-requisites: Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Examination of the struggle for Latina/o social justice remains an essential component of US society. Significant political, economic, cultural and social transformations have been initiated by these movements are investigated.

    GE UD D (re)
  
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    CLS 3500 - Introduction to Principles of Research in Chicano Studies


    (3)
    Introduction to the logic and principles of social inquiry to enable students to make knowledgeable decisions in designing, conducting, and interpreting empirical research. Draws on empirical scholarship in Chicano Studies.

  
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    CLS 3720 - American Indian Families

    (also listed as CHDV 3720)
    (3)
    Pre-requisites:  Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Examines historical, social, political and cultural contexts influencing development of American Indian and Alaska Native children, families and communities, the role of the cultural inheritance material in managing psychosocial stress and in strengthening communities.
     

    GE UD D (re) (cl)
  
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    CLS 3750 - Health Disparities in Urban Communities

    (also listed as CHDV 3750 and PH 3750)
    (3)
    Prerequisites:  Completion of Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Health disparities affecting children and families in urban communities characterized by multiple diversity factors are explored. The intersectionality of factors and processes for promoting health equity and wellness are examined.

    UD GE D; (d)
  
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    CLS 3770 - Environmental Justice

    (also listed as PH 3770)
    (3)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Completion of GE Blocks A and B4, an additional course from Block B, and at least one course each from Blocks C and D. Use of epidemiology in environmental health.  Morbidity and mortality in communities of color and lower economic status due to disproportionate distribution of environmental contaminants.  Some sections of this course may be offered online.

    GE UD B; (cl)
  
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    CLS 3950 - Community Service in Chicano Studies


    (3)
    Prerequisites: Six units of approved CLS courses; approval by departmental faculty adviser in consultation with EPIC director; acceptance by community agency. Participation in work of community agency or activity utilizing professional and/or vocational skills in service to community. Graded CR/NC. Credit toward B.A. degree limited to 6 units.

  
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    CLS 4000 - Mesoamerican Civilizations


    (3)
    Mesoamerican Civilization uses a multiplicity of fields (like archaeology, art, cultural studies, history, and literature) to explore Pre- and Post-Conquest native cultures in Mexico and Central America.

  
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    CLS 4010 - Chicana/o Latina/o Culture and Media


    (3)
    This course addresses a range of historical representations, themes, stereotypes and acculturation of Chicana/Latino culture in the media. New generations of racial/ethnic media professionals are influencing the transformation of media. Some sections of this course may be offered online.
     

  
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    CLS 4020 - Chicana and Chicano Literature


    (3)
    Prerequisite: CLS 1500. This course reviews selected Chicano and Chicana literary works. It includes a writing assignment that integrates previous studies in the CHS major in a culminating, interdisciplinary project.     

    (wi)
  
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    CLS 4030 - Chicanas/os Latinas/os and La Cultura of Public Spaces


    (3)
    The course addresses public art, music, dance, music, underground hip hop, performance art, urban graffiti, and other forms of creative expression which have fundamentally reshaped the social fabric of cities. Some sections of this course may be offered online.

  
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    CLS 4100 - Latina/o Communities in U.S. Society


    (3)
    The Chicano/a experience studied from the comparative perspective of other Latin Americans in the U.S.: Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Central and South Americans.

  
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    CLS 4110 - Chicanas/os, Latinas/os and Immigration Policy


    (3)
    This class addresses immigration and migration and their impact on the US since the Mexican American War. Essential components of this nation’s history and political culture will be examined.

  
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    CLS 4170 - Critical Analysis of Inequality and Educational Policy


    (3)
    Investigation of the relationship between marginalized groups and education policy. Analysis of past and recent education policy and related court cases impact on marginalized students at all education levels. Some sections of this course may be offered online.

 

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