Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This listing includes traditional undergraduate courses, degree completion courses and designated subjects education courses. Not all courses listed in this catalog are available each term at all campus locations.

 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 312L - Ecology Lab

    0
    Corequisite: BIOL 312  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    BIOL 321 - Vertebrate Zoology

    4
    Vertebrate taxonomy, anatomy, ecology and field study. Emphasis given to study of vertebrate fauna of California. Weekend field trip required.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 121  
    Corequisite: BIOL 321L  
  
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    BIOL 321L - Vertebrate Zoology Lab

    0
    Prerequisites: BIOL 121  
    Corequisites: BIOL 321  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    BIOL 322 - Invertebrate Zoology

    4
    Recommended prior course work: BIOL-121. Examines the biology of invertebrates, including systematics, comparative anatomy, behavior, ecology and field study, with emphasis on arthropods. Special topics include parasitology, ecology of disease vectors, forensic entomology, agricultural pest management and marine biology.
    Prerequisites: BIOL 100  BIOL 111  BIOL 121  or ENV 150  
    Corequisite: BIOL 322L  
  
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    BIOL 322L - Invertebrate Zoology Lab

    0
    Corequisite: BIOL 322  
    $100 laboratory fee;
  
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    BIOL 331 - Human Anatomy

    4
    An introductory systems approach to gross and microscopic structure of the human body.
    Prerequisites: BIOL 100  BIOL 111  or BIOL 121  
    Corequisite: BIOL 331L  
  
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    BIOL 331L - Human Anatomy Lab

    0
    Corequisite: BIOL 331  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC
  
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    BIOL 332 - Human Physiology

    4
    Homeostasis in the human body; a course for study of principles, integrated function and fine structure of the human body.
    Prerequisites: BIOL 100  BIOL 111   or BIOL 121  
    Corequisite: BIOL 332L  
  
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    BIOL 332L - Human Physiology Lab

    0
    Take BIOL 332  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; Equivalent to: BIOL 334L
  
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    BIOL 340 - Microbiology

    4
    Study of microorganisms, particularly bacteria and viruses. Attention is given to the morphology, physiology, taxonomy and disease interactions of microbes. Laboratory procedures emphasize aseptic techniques, cultivation and identification of bacteria.
    Prerequisites: take 1 group BIOL 111  or CHEM 103  or BIOL 111  or CHEM 103A  and CHEM 103B  
    Corequisite: BIOL 340L  
  
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    BIOL 340L - Microbiology Lab

    0
    Corequisite: BIOL 340  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC
  
  
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    BIOL 421 - Biochemistry

    4
    Study of the structures and properties of biological molecules, of metabolic pathways and of the kinetics and regulation of biochemical reactions. 
    Prerequisites: CHEM 104  
    Corequisite: BIOL 421L  
    Equivalent to: CHEM 420L  
  
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    BIOL 421L - Biochemistry Lab

    0
    Prerequisites: CHEM 104L  
    Corequisite: BIOL 421  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; Minimum grade CR;
  
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    BIOL 441 - Cell and Molecular Biology

    4
    Study of the structure and function of life at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Special attention is given to the flow of energy and information in the cell.
    Prerequisites: take 1 group BIOL 111  CHEM 103  or BIOL 111  CHEM 103A  and CHEM 103B  
    Corequisite: BIOL 441L  
  
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    BIOL 441L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

    0
    Prerequisites: take 1 group CHEM 103  or CHEM 103A  and CHEM 103B  
    Corequisite: BIOL 441  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    BIOL 450 - Genetics

    4
    Physical basis of heredity, including Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal genetics, biochemical genetics, population genetics and genetic engineering, with an emphasis on human applications.
    Prerequisites: take 1 group BIOL 111  CHEM 103  or BIOL 111  CHEM 103A  and CHEM 103B  
    Corequisite: BIOL 450L  
  
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    BIOL 450L - Genetics Lab

    0
    Corequisite: BIOL 450  
    $100 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC
  
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    BIOL 470 - History and Philosophy of Science

    3
    A study of the major developments in the history of science, such as the scientific revolution and evolutionary theory, and of the historical relationships of science and religious thought. A philosophical inquiry into the nature of science forms the basis for historical study.
    Equivalent to: CHEM 470 and PHIL 470
  
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    BIOL 482 - Practicum in Biology

    1-3
    An experience designed for students majoring in the natural sciences program. Students may work as tutors and/or instructional or lab aides or in other settings involving activities related to biology.
    Signature required; Graded C/NC
  
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    BIOL 485 - Senior Seminar in Biology

    1
    A capstone experience for majors in the biological sciences. Seminar presentations by students and faculty on advanced topics of interest and experience. Students develop and refine a presentation on a topic previously investigated in a research project, review paper or internship experience. Other summative activities such as a portfolio, major field test or reflective essay may be required.
  
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    BIOL 496 - Biological Research

    1-3
    A field or laboratory research project conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Research may incorporate literature research, experimental design, data collection and/or data analysis. A paper written in acceptable scientific style must be submitted at the end of the research project.
    Students may take up to 3 semesters to complete the course; Signature required; Repeatable for credit; May not be audited

Biblical Literature

  
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    BLIT 302 - Gospel of Mark

    1
    Students are introduced to the Gospel of Mark and to its unique portrait of Jesus. The class models and teaches strategies for interpreting texts and summarizes the message of Mark, covering topics such as the nature of the Gospels as theological literature, the unique nature of the Gospel of Mark and key themes in Mark's Gospel and how they are developed (e.g. discipleship, Christology, Kingdom of God, Jesus' passion, breaking down barriers.) A variety of kinds of texts from the Gospel is included (e.g. narrative, miracle, parable, dialog, etc.) The unique and challenging ending of Mark is explored.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 303 - Biblical Literature: I Corinthians

    1
    An introduction to the biblical book of I Corinthians. The aim is to introduce the student to 1) the letter genre; 2) the social, historical and cultural context of first century Corinth and 3) content and themes in the letter. The course format alternates between brief lectures, group discovery and synthesis centering on analysis of the biblical text.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 304 - Biblical Literature: James

    1
    An introduction to the New Testament letter of James. A variety of issues are addressed, including those related to its appearance in the New Testament canon, including authorship, dating, occasion, setting and relationship to other canonical and non-canonical writings. Literacy concerns, such as genre, structure and thematic development will be examined. The letter is also considered for its place in the ongoing life of the church.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 305 - Biblical Literature: Job & Ecclesiastes

    1
    An introduction to the biblical books of Job and Ecclesiastes. An interpretive method is developed in the examination of content and themes in these two writings. The perspectives of the writings are considered in light of analogous issues in contemporary life in the effort to understand both the writings and the contemporary world.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 306 - Law and Ephesians

    1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the connection between the Old Testament Torah (Law) and its use by Paul in Ephesians as a means to consider implications for the church's external witness to the world.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 307 - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James

    1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the implications of faith and faithfulness for God's people as a means for considering the nature of communal leadership in the local congregation.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 308 - Isaiah and Matthew

    1
    A biblical integration course, this biblical literature course investigates the connection between the prophet Isaiah's message and Jesus' message as significant to the nature of the missional community.
    May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 310 - Biblical Literature: Genesis

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 311 - Biblical Literature: Exodus

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 312 - Biblical Literature: Leviticus/Numbers

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 313 - Biblical Literature: New Testament Apocrypha

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 315 - Biblical Literature: Minor Prophets

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 316 - Biblical Literature: Joshua and Judges

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 317 - Biblical Literature: I and II Samuel

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 319 - Biblical Literature: I and II Kings

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 320 - Biblical Literature: Wisdom

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 321 - Biblical Literature: Psalms

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 322 - Biblical Literature: Pseudepigrapha

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 323 - Biblical Literature: Isaiah

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 324 - Biblical Literature: Micah

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 325 - Biblical Literature: Jeremiah and Lamentations

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 326 - Biblical Literature: Esther, Ruth and Daniel

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 327 - Biblical Literature: Ezekiel

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 330 - Biblical Literature: Sermon on the Mount

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 331 - Biblical Literature: Matthew

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 332 - Biblical Literature: Mark

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Take 1 group: BIB-100A and BIB-100B or BIB-100 or BIB-300
  
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    BLIT 333 - Biblical Literature: Luke

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 334 - Biblical Literature: John

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 335 - Biblical Literature: I Corinthians

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.

     
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  

  
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    BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 337 - Biblical Literature: Romans

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 338 - Biblical Literature: I and II Corinthians

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 338H - Biblical Literature: I & II Corinthians

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Take one group prior to taking this course: BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 100  or BIB 300  
    Signature required; May not be audited
  
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    BLIT 339 - Biblical Literature: Galatians

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 340 - Biblical Literature: Prison Letters

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 341 - Biblical Literature: Galatians and Ephesians

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 342 - Biblical Literature: Pastoral Letters

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 343 - Biblical Literature: General Epistles

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 344 - Biblical Literature: General Letters

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 345 - Biblical Literature: Exodus and Deuteronomy

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 346 - Biblical Literature: Hebrews

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 347 - Biblical Literature in Spanish: I-II-III John

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are t
    Take 1 group: BIB-100A and BIB-100B or BIB-100 or BIB-300
  
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    BLIT 348 - Biblical Literature: Revelation

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 349 - Biblical Literature in Spanish: Mark

    3
    An expositional study of selected writings from the Old Testament and New Testament. These writings are studied in an attempt to understand their original meaning and their relevance for the contemporary Christian church. Biblical literature courses are taught on a four-year cycle covering the entire biblical canon. Students may contact the biblical and religious studies faculty for more specific information about the cycle of courses as planned.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 360H - Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

    3
    Looking at the circumstances of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their publication, their significance for understanding the Judaisms of the late Second Temple Period and their contributions to the study of Early Christianity.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
  
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    BLIT 365 - Parables of Jesus

    3
    Utilizes literary, historical and social-scientific methods to explore Jesus' parables; examines their artistry, their theological and ethical vision, and the transformation they advocate both in first-century and contemporary contexts.
    Prerequisites: Take 1 group BIB 100  or BIB 100A  and BIB 100B  or BIB 300  
    May not be audited

Business Administration

  
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    BUS 301 - Business Writing

    3
    A course presenting theories of communication and the writing process as applied in business contexts. It covers effective rhetorical strategies for the workplace and business writing style; common channels of professional communication; practices for conducting research, analyzing data, documenting sources, and reporting research results; implications and applications of technology-enabled communication; collaboration strategies; ethical issues for business communicators; best practices for intercultural communication.
  
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    BUS 321 - Personal Finance

    3
    A study of the framework for consumer decisions in our economic environment. Topics include budgeting, investments, risk management, purchasing, estate planning and tax planning.
  
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    BUS 365 - Business Ethics

    3
    Business Ethics is an interdisciplinary course that encompasses questions in business practices with issues in politics, sociology and organizational theory. Although anchored in philosophy, business ethics takes abstract questions in normative ethics and political philosophy and mingles them with an analysis of practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas found in the workplace. Business ethics is the study of what constitutes right and wrong, or good and bad, in human conduct in a business context.
  
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    BUS 375 - Introduction to Business in Japanese Society

    3
    Students will supplement introductory readings and presentations on the history of Japanese culture and society with directed readings and a research report on an approved topic.
  
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    BUS 428 - Collaboration and Creativity

    1
    Organizations must recognize and reward collaboration as clearly and unambiguously as they have traditionally celebrated individual achievements. This course is about learning how to do just that. Students go beyond simple teamwork strategies to build more creative collaboration skills and better manage relationships within organizations that encourage groups of all sorts towards more effective interaction. The instructional style is very hands-on, providing opportunities to put into practice the techniques presented.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 430 - Business Information Systems

    3
    A study of the role information technology possesses in strategic business decision-making. Topics include the role of information technology in decision-making, issues in electronic commerce and networked computing and the impact of information technology on humanity and organizations is explored.
  
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    BUS 431 - Organization Behavior

    3
    This course focuses on organizational structure and design. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system. Students will learn to use a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the environment on organizational effectiveness and design.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 432 - Dynamics of Group Behavior

    3
    This course is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management an determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.d
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 434 - Individual in the Organization

    3
    This course focuses on organizational behavior as it relates to individual motivation, productivity and performance. A secondary emphasis is a focus on effectiveness in interpersonal relationships. Students will develop an understanding of theories of motivation and organizational behavior and develop skills in effective interpersonal relationships.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 438 - Human Resources

    3
    Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 440 - Leadership and Change

    3
    Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning at work and home. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Employee development is covered through reading and class practice with an analysis of the effect on current practices.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 441 - Ethics and Values

    3
    This class studies business using various means of looking at organizational goals, how decisions are made and the people that make them.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 442 - Ethics and Values in Organizations

    3
    This is a capstone course in which the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace and classroom discussion.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 444 - Diversity in the Workplace

    3
    Assists the student in developing increased sensitivity, appreciation and understanding when leading employees in organizational settings of diverse ethnic, cultural, gender and multigenerational backgrounds.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 446 - Leadership Skills Development

    3
    Application of principles learned from a variety of leadership theories and practices, including self assessment of leadership style through 360 peer feedback, personal written introspection of strengths and opportunities for improvement and small and large group class discussion.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 465 - Statistics

    3
    The course trains students in the understanding of the statistical techniques required to achieve business objectives. In order to make successful business decisions, one must understand how to collect, organize, present, analyze and interpret data. Hence, students learn the organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling, normal distribution, probability concepts, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance and regression and correlation.
  
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    BUS 466 - Statistics for Management

    3
    Helps students understand statistical methods and techniques used in business. Students learn how to collect, organize, present and analyze data. Students learn descriptive and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling, normal probability distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation. Chi-square applications.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 471 - Business Policy and Strategy

    3
    This course studies the effects of policy decisions in keeping with strategic decisions. Models will be used to gain understanding of useful propositions for business organizations.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment

    3
    Explores the principles and structures of law that affect individuals, communities, society and the marketplace. Reviews the history, philosohies, structures and procedures of legal systems and dispute resolution. Strong emphasis on examining legal relationships and principles through case analysis of substantive areas of law, including torts, contracts, agency and business organizations.
  
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    BUS 476 - Business Law

    3
    This course studies law as it applies to business through the examination of selected relevant areas of substantive law. Students are introduced to dispute resolution through the structures, procedures and philosophies of legal systems. Focuses on the analysis of selected legal principles through case studies of substantive areas of law, including torts, contracts and agency.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 480 - Strategic Management

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: ACCT 220 ACCT 230 , BUS 365 BUS 465 BUS 475 , ECON 101 ECON 102 , (ECON 101H   ECON 102H ), FIN 450 , INTB 370 , MGT 350 MKT 300   This course provides a comprehensive model for analyzing business strategy applicable to large, small, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The class materials cover how firms formulate, implement and evaluate strategies using a case analysis approach. Students will learn to use new case analysis tools, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses, to chart the future direction of different organizations. Firms from different industries are analyzed, objective strategic decisions for companies are made and these decisions are justified through oral or written communication.
    Prerequisites: BUS 365  BUS 475  FIN 450  INTB 370  MGT 350  MKT 300  
  
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    BUS 481 - SIFE - Practicum

    1-3
    SIFE is a service learning experience where the participants have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom. The course is available to all undergraduates and is repeatable up to 6 units.
    Signature required; Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC
  
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    BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy

    4
    Students learn about the problems of management, including the development of appropriate strategy and implementations. This course provides students with the opportunity to apply principles acquired at the undergraduate level to actual decision-making situations. Students present a written strategic plan and make an oral report.
    Prerequisites: BUS 480  ;
  
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    BUS 486 - Topics in Business

    3
  
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    BUS 499A - Baccalaureate Thesis I

    2
    Students receive a complete overview of the thesis project and thesis topic selection procedures. Students are also given information on how to use library resources to research their baccalaureate thesis topics. After composing chapters one and two, students present their preliminary research design to the thesis director and the learning group.
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 499B - Baccalaureate Thesis II

    2
    Students develop alternatives and objectives for problem solving. These objectives are then tested through gathering information to statistically test hypotheses directly related to objectives. The methodology of collecting information, along with analyses of results and the meaning and significance of findings, are determined in this part of the thesis.
    Prerequisites: BUS 499A  
    May not be audited
  
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    BUS 499C - Baccalaureate Thesis III

    2
    The student's research project is written and orally presented to the instructor and the learning group.
    Prerequisites: BUS 499A  BUS 499B  
    May not be audited

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 100 - Introductory Chemistry

    3
    This course is designed to foster a general understanding of chemistry. The class will use demonstrations and laboratory experiments to introduce and clarify questions about the concrete world, within the context of the abstract model of the atom. Everyday materials will be used in order to emphasize the extent to which chemistry affects human life. Outside reading will be used as a means of extending classroom learning into an analysis of current events within the context of chemistry.
    May not be audited
  
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    CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I

    4
    Recommended prior coursework: High school algebra and/or chemistry Basic principles of chemistry, including structure, bonding, reactions and properties of matter.
    Corequisite: CHEM 103L  
    May not be audited
  
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    CHEM 103A - General Chemistry IA

    2
    A slower-paced version of CHEM 103 , spread out in two semesters. Available to students who do not meet CHEM-103 prerequisites. Identical to the first half of CHEM-103. Topics include atoms, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, gas laws and thermochemistry.
    Corequisite: CHEM 103AL  
    May not be audited
  
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    CHEM 103AL - General Chemistry IA Lab

    0
    Take CHEM 103A  
    $25 laboratory fee; Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    CHEM 103B - General Chemistry IB

    2
    A slower-paced version of CHEM 103  spread out over two semesters. Available to students who do not meet CHEM-103 prerequisites. Identical to the second half of CHEM-103. Topics include themochemistry, quantum chemistry, periodicity bonding and intermolecular forces.
    Prerequisites: CHEM 103A ; Minimum grade C-;
    Corequisite: CHEM 103BL  
    May not be audited
 

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