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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

BA 10 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
A survey of the basic functions, objectives, and structure of modern business firms within the framework of a free--enterprise system. The course focuses upon the specialization and interdependence of business function and skill in decision-making. Required of business majors before taking other business courses except accounting and statistics. (3 units)
(NOTE: BA 10 is a prerequisite to all upper division business courses)

BA 42 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Introduction to basic accounting theory and procedures; balance sheet, and each of its parts, assets, liabilities, owners equity: Income Statement, Statement of Owners Equity: and the Statement of Changes in Financial Position and Accounting System. The emphasis in this first course is on procedure, but knowledge of the ruling principles will also be a requirement. (4 units)

BA 43 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Planning of profits, costs, and sales. Cost and profit analysis and control. Includes budgeting, forecasting, standard costing, break-even and cost-volume profit analysis, direct and absorption costing, variance analysis, differential cost analysis, and capital expenditure planning, evaluating, and control. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 42

BA 45 - STATISTICS
This course is designed for both the business major and for the non-business student without previous knowledge of statistics. Emphasis is on descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with relevant applications to solving problems, hypothesis testing and decision making. Important statistical models such as normal, binomial and Poisson exponential distributions will be discussed. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math. 10

BA 110 - MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
Management of organization structures achieving organizational objectives; and fundamental concepts related to the practice of management in terms of the basic functions of planning, organizing, motivating, directing and controlling. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 115 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Focus on the problems and profitable potentials for small business here and abroad. Areas covered include: starting, managing, marketing, and administering a small firm as well as legal and governmental considerations. Also discussed will be techniques of buying, selling, and evaluating a small firm. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 130 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The varied dimensions of doing business abroad will be covered in terms of patterns of international trade, foreign investments, social and political frameworks, the economic environment, national and international constraints, and problems of general management associated with planning, financing, marketing, personnel, and legal requirements. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 134 - PRINCIPLES OF IMPORT AND EXPORT MANAGEMENT
This course covers the major facets of the import-export transactions and procedures required to do business overseas successfully. The focus is on practical applications, ranging from understanding the objectives of parties involved in importing and exporting to basics of letters of credit, packaging, and transporting shipments. The instructor will also cover cross-cultural differences, management applications, role of banks and freight forwarders; foreign currency management; US government assistance programs and also documents used in international trade. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 135 - LEGAL FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS
Introduction is made to the legal system of the modern business world, to the definition and enforcement of common forms of legal obligations, the judicial system and practical aspects of Business Law. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 140 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE
Introduction to the financial management of the firm. The course includes the study of the financial system, source of funds, different sectors of the economy affecting the business organization and adjustments to changes in capital structure, use of financial statements, planning, and forecasting. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 141 - COST ACCOUNTING
This course covers fundamentals of cost compilation, allocation, analysis, accounting techniques, and reporting, manufacturing costs, costs flows, and controls, work-in-process inventory valuation, and job order and process costing. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, 43

BA 144 A - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
This course includes an in-depth review of the fundamental accounting process and the balance sheet and income statement, basic concepts in the measurement of income and determination of financial position, limitations of financial reporting, and in-depth study or errors and their correction, cash flow and temporary investments, receivables, and inventories-cost, special valuation and estimating procedures. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, 43

BA 144 B - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
Included is an in-dept study of investment (stocks, bonds, funds, and miscellaneous); land, buildings, and equipment-acquisition, use and retirements, depreciation and depletion, revaluation, intangible assets, current and contingent liabilities, and the statement of changes in financial position. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, 43 and 144A

BA 146 APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE
A survey of the current available software programs used in business applications. Databases, spreadsheets and word processors are manipulated as well as methods for evaluating the efficacy of specific implementations personal and shared information systems. This course is intended for the non-major with an interest in business data processing. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

BA 150 - MARKETING
A study of the marketing function in business and in society, with an analysis of buyer behavior and competitor actions. The crucial facets of product, price, distribution, and promotion form the center around which decision-making is examined, explained, and understood. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent

BA 156 - ADVERTISING
The course incorporates an examination of the principles and practices of the major strategies of paid persuasion for the ethical promotion and sale of goods, services, and ideas; also an overview of such essential components of advertising, marketing and advertising research as media selection and buying, product and market testing, creative production, and account management. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 150 or equivalent

BA 180 - PRINCIPLES OF HOTEL ADMINISTRATION
Included are the physical aspects of hotel operations, including organization, departmental classification and sales development of the hotel, methodology of handling credit cards, check cashing and collection of accounts receivable and basic laws governing employment, taxes, leases and insurance as they apply to the hotel and restaurant industry. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110

BA 215 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
A study of operational systems, models and techniques related to production planning and control, methods analysis, cost effectiveness inventory management, work scheduling, quality control, wage determination and general organization analysis. (3 units) Prerequisites: Math 10

BA 217 - PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
A survey of principles and practices related to development of sound personnel relationships with reference to employment recruiting and selection, training, job evaluation, performance appraisal, discipline, wage and salary administration, labor relations, safety, supervision, morale building, governmental regulations and other matters. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 223 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The course includes theoretical and experiential coverage of this management discipline. The course aims to improve the organization's culture and its human and social processes through a systematic change program. Both behavioral science and intuitive based assessment techniques are examined to give an integrated approach to organizational development; use of cases and role-play exercises. (3 units)

BA 225 - WORLD RESOURCES
World resources include minerals, organic raw materials, labor, capital, industrial bases and strategic locations and combinations of assets. This course examines the economies of ten countries as models for understanding resource bases, their management and development. These countries are China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. (3 units) Prerequisite: Econ 20A, 20B.

BA 230 - STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
This course is intended to familiarize students with basic concepts and theory in international trade, international trading arrangements, foreign exchange and balance of payments issues, relations between multinationals and home and host governments, business with (and in) Eastern Europe, the theory and practice of the multinational enterprise, and comparative management. The course will close with an intensive look at the Pacific Rim countries. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 130

BA 231 - CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF MANAGEMENT
A study of the diverse influences of political, social, and cultural factors on the practice of management in multinational business. Fundamental characteristic of different cultural areas will be identified and subjected to comparative evaluations. Case studies will focus on doing business and negotiations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 130, Econ 25

BA 236 PEOPLE PROBLEMS IN SMALL BUSINESS
The new and small business typically starts with a narrow entrepreneurial, or family oriented, human resource base. This course investigates the problems in supervising and working effectively with peoples, problems which face the proprietorship, partnership, or closely held corporation in such matters as organizational structure, personnel policies, and managerial succession. (3 units)

BA 241 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
This course covers quantitative techniques for solving business problems and making management decisions. Techniques include production or output planning, capital investment and project analysis, linear and non-linear programming, probability theory, inventory control, scheduling, and waiting line models, as well as mathematical decision techniques. (3 units) Prerequisites: Math 15 or Math 40

BA 242 - AUDITING
A study of process and procedures in auditing: how audits are planned, tested and carried out; how auditing reports are written; and what CPA's do, who is responsible to them, and why auditing is important in business internal controls. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, BA 43

BA 243 - MONEY MANAGEMENT
Included are the fundamental principles of money management in both the public and private sectors in our changing society. How to arrange, manage, and control one's financial affairs. Investments in bond, stock, commodity, money and futures markets will be examined. Guest lecturers from the local business community will be invited to participate. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140

BA 246 FUND ACCOUNTING
A detailed methodology and principles for fund accounting for non-profit organizations: Different kinds of funds, fund grouping, basis for fund accounting and techniques of accounting for city, state, federal governments, colleges and schools. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, BA 43

BA 247 PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The purpose of this course is to explain the concept of personal finance and its importance in everyday life. The student will outline the role of personal goals and priorities in making financial decisions. The major economic factors that affect personal financial decisions are the cost of living, interest rates, and business cycles, record-keeping and investment. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, Econ 20B

BA 250 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS
The course studies worker motivation and behavior in the environment of modern business especially production and distribution. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of all the social sciences, especially psychology, sociology and recent findings from industrial studies in human resource management. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 251 BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
The firm will be viewed as a component of a pluralistic society and the various relationships explored. Emphasis will focus on the role of business, relationship to different value systems, historical development of American business enterprise, social responsibility in various areas, and future forces which may shape the growth and development of business. (3 units) Prerequisites: Pol Sci 10 and upper division standing

BA 255- ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT
Exploring the management a new or total enterprise. Concentration on the impact of innovative personality and its approach to decision making. The primary focus of this course in to study the behavior involved in forming new business. Include venture capital, purchasing a business, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, networking, selling, etc. This course consists of case studies, discussing in-class exercises, readings and an outside project. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 257 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
This course will teach you to look at consumer behavior from many perspectives. We will be looking at: (a) the decision process -- the effects of the buyer's personality, memory for advertisements, and other factors on, say, whether a person buys a Mazda or a Mercedes; (b) the effect of social pressure and social identity on what people buy; and (c) how knowledge and awareness of social and psychological influences are translated into marketing strategy -- advertising, pricing, product development, and distribution. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 261 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
An examination of principles of system analysis design with emphasis on business applications; applications of the systems viewpoint of problem solving, identification of alternatives, and simulation; and make use of the computer to solve problems using existing programs and student designed programs. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

BA 262 INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCEPT
A study of the organization of the system project, project management, and control from the feasibility, definition, design, development, and testing stages to implementation. It uses both existing computer programs and student designed programs. Emphasis on management use of information systems and measuring the effectiveness of the organization. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

BA 265 - SALES MANAGEMENT
This course emphasizes the vital role that field sales work has in our economy, society, and culture. It stresses and examines, moreover, the sales manager's unique and difficult responsibilities, along with the decision-making methods and tools employed in the effective management of the sales force as port of the firm's promotional strategy. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 269 COMPUTER MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
This course intends to teach key concepts and techniques used in econometrics modeling for business and economic decisions. It also provides the student with an opportunity to apply econometrics modeling concepts to practical solutions. Students will use a computerized econometrics software package to run their model. (3 units) Prerequisites: CS 10, BA 262

BA 275 - INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
The course examines organizational behavior in industry and within organizations as well as its impact on groups and individuals. Topics include: group dynamics, training, leadership, motivation, performance appraisal and job satisfaction. The course content should enhance the understanding of both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness. Research findings will assist in structuring organization policies and practices. (3 units) Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission

BA 280 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
An in depth study of business combinations, including reasons for combining or not combining, plus methods of combining; pooling of interests and purchase, consolidation techniques, consolidation theories and various inter-company transactions. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, BA 42, 43

BA 289 GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
This course is designed to integrate the knowledge gained in the GBA requirements into a comprehensive strategic management forum with an international perspective. Cases are used extensively to give the student hands-on experience with problems and opportunities facing the MNC. It is intended to give the student a broad, general management view of international commercial interactions. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 130

BA 290 - BUSINESS POLICIES
Senior level integrating capstone course which provides the student with the opportunity to put into practice all the skills, disciplines, techniques and theories acquired in functional courses such as economics, operations management, marketing, finance, accounting, and management. Emphasis is on the case method of instruction and use of a business game. (3 units) Prerequisite: Senior standing

BA 291 INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Practical experience with employers involving employer evaluations of student performance. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission

BA 298 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS
This course offers topics of specialized interest in the major fields of study. Case studies and independent research. Topics vary each semester so students should not include this in a concentration unless they know it will be available. This course may be substituted in a concentration once with the permission of the Dean. (3 Units)

BA 299 SPECIAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS
An independent study course. Use of current materials and research methods. (1 3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

BA 300A - MACRO/MICRO ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS
An intensive investigation of the various areas of basic principles of economics and a study of the methods of economic analysis. The student will explore both macroeconomic and microeconomic theory. (4 units)

BA 300B - FINANCIAL/MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOUNDATIONS
The course is an intensive study of the fundamental areas of accounting. It begins with an examination of basic accounting theory and procedures and proceeds to the application of these concepts. Includes planning of profits, costs and financial control. (4 units)

BA 300C - MANAGEMENT/MARKETING FOUNDATIONS
An intensive focus on these two areas. The course considers management of organization structures relative to application of management in planning, motivation, directing and controlling. The second part of the course examines marketing in terms of consumer analysis, product planning, pricing, distribution and promotion. (4 units)

BA 300D - ENGLISH WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
The primary goal of the courses is to help students build their business vocabulary. Words and phrases in a wide variety of business areas like accounts, insurance, management, sales, and trade are introduced through varied exercises. Authentic, short excerpts of business articles are also provided to enhance the learning of vocabulary in meaningful contexts. The second objective of the course is to introduce some important types of business correspondence, such as letters, faxes and memos. Students will practice generating their own business correspondence by interacting with various written stimuli, for example, newspaper ads, purchase orders, and so on. Exercises on grammar, mechanics and business style will also be provided. (NC)

BA 301 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The course objective is to prepare the student for the later BA 399, MBA Research Project. Emphasis is on practical work and not on memorizing or deriving formulas. Ethical aspects of research are featured. Each student is expected to develop understanding and practice in research techniques, writing of short reports, use of statistical tools and presentation techniques, preparation of effective tables and diagrams, as well as footnotes and bibliographical references. (3 units)

BA 302 THEORY AND SYSTEMS OF MANAGEMENT
The nature of the management process is explored through appropriate concepts such as planning, organizing, leading, controlling; evolution and models related to the study of formal and informal organizations. Systems analysis will integrate the various dimensions of management, organizational structure, functions of managers, growth, and re-engineering of business. One assignment will include use of the Internet (3 units)

BA 303 FINANCE MANAGEMENT
A consideration of financial control at the corporate management level, with special emphasis on the policies and practices required to place and control the sources and uses of capital. Emphasis will be placed on capital management and evaluation of alternative opportunities. Also examined are such matters as valuation, cash flow, funds acquisition long-term financing, and budgets as tools for decision making. (3 units)

BA 304 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Case analysis approach to advanced marketing problems in the areas of product development, consumer analysis, channels of distribution, promotion and price determination. In addition, newly-emerging problems, trends and concepts will be examined. (3 units)

BA 305 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY
The nature and scope of international business; economic, political and cultural environments; national and international constraint and agreements; problems of general management associated with planning, financing, marketing, human resources, cultural problems, technology, and legal requirements with particular emphasis on the potentiality of direct investment in foreign lands. There will be at least one assignment which makes use of the Internet. (3 units)

BA 306 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
The course covers the following topics: basic economic relationships, risk analysis, demand analysis, forecasting, production, cost theory, market structures, pricing practices, capital budgeting and governmental regulations. (3 units)

BA 310 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
This course is intended to deal with the fundamental theories of international relations, global interdependence, the modern nation state system, and the causes of war and conditions of peace. It covers theories of direct foreign investments, behavior of MNC's, country risk analysis, money and finances, investment restrictions and incentives, and prospects for international investments. (3 units)

BA 313 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
An analysis of international marketing principles and organizations, including design of operations and products to meet consumer preferences in various parts of the world. Included is a study of international forms of business organization in social, economic, and cultural settings, as well as principles of international marketing management. (3 units)

BA 314 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
A study of the theory and practice of international monetary relations; the gold standard; the balance of payments; foreign exchange management and determination; foreign exchange controls; the Euro currency market; the international bond market; the virtue and functions of the IMF and the World Bank; the European Monetary System, the global debt crisis. (3 units)

BA 316 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
An analysis of economic forces and government actions affecting international business; determinants of policy with regard to entering foreign markets and evaluation of foreign environments, organizational control, compensation, pricing, relations with government agencies and public interest issues in the management of multinational corporations. (3 units)

BA 317 POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The first part of the course includes: Analysis of political, military, economic and ideological factors affecting the behavior of states and the conduct of transnational business, with particular attention to multinational enterprises, formulation of foreign policy processes, including economic and trade policies. The second part includes: Analysis of international and legal systems, with particular emphasis on transnational business disputes arising from anti trust laws; contracts and agreements; tax and tariff liabilities; nationalization and expropriation problems; procedures for arbitration and judicial settlement. (3 units)

BA 335 NEW AND SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
A course designed to provide an educational vehicle for understanding small business entrepreneurial thinking and practice. Each student will draft a business plan relating to a business of his/her own choice, using all available tools, techniques and experience. (3 units)

BA 337 INTERNAL CONTROLS AND LONG RANGE PLANNING
FOR SMALL BUSINESS
The high failure rate of small business is often caused by a lack of adequate internal controls and long range planning. This course places emphasis on these aspects like organization, structure, planning, and budgeting, of managing the new and small business enterprise. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 335

BA 340 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL CONTROL
Emphasis in this broad based course is on imparting to the student an increased knowledge and understanding of the role of management control in the modern multi-plan organization, as well as the development of skills to be used throughout the cycles of a business in solving managerial control problems. Case materials are accompanied by reading. (3 units)

BA 343 - INTERNATIONAL BANKING
An in depth examination of the development and expansion of international banking; legal aspects of international banking; Eurocurrency/Eurodollar; syndication techniques; letters of credit/banker's acceptances; foreign exchange; offshore banking: Swiss banking; the global debt crisis and debt rescheduling. (3 units)

BA 345 - COMMERCIAL BANKING AND LENDING
An in-depth study of the commercial lending business. Borrowing requirements and financial structure for debt financing needs of business. Topics includes: loan interviewing and credit investigation, financial analysis, loan structuring and negotiation, loan documentation and closing, problem loans and follow-up. (3 units)

BA 346 - INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING
Survey of international accounting topics including international accounting standards and harmonization; comparative accounting and reporting; U.S. GAAP requirements for translation of foreign currency financial statements, and for accounting for international transactions; foreign exchange risk management; and investment analysis and financial planning in multinational corporations. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42; BA 43

BA 350 ASIAN MARKETING
A study of theories and practice of international trade with particular reference to Asian markets and concentration of East Asia; problems of Asian marketing associated with planning, financing personnel, and legal requirements; identification and evaluation of political, economic, social and cultural differences. (3 units)

BA 354 IMPORT EXPORT MANAGEMENT
Consideration of procedures and transactions involved in the import export business. Practical financial, legal, transportation and technical aspects are considered. (3 units)

BA 355 ASIAN BANKING AND TAXATION
The course examines sources of capital in Asian countries. Coverage includes the commercial banking system and policies, foreign exchange market, money market, capital market, Eurodollar market, loan syndication's, flow of funds, financing patterns, and comparison of banking structures. (3 units)

BA 360 POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
In this course the student explore the relationship between the organization and its environment, including government, labor, public interest groups, various ideological constellations, the media, academia, and local communities. Ideas are reviewed as to what actions can be taken by corporations and by other organizations and/or individuals to improve relationships between business and its environment. (3 units)

BA 362 - SEMINAR IN MARKETING
The seminar is held to examine the scope and depth of a significant area of Marketing activity, the subject of which is at the instructor's election. Topics such as Sales Force management, Advertising Management, Consumer Behavior, or others might be chosen. Classes will be characterized by both dialogue and lecture, and assignments of a research nature will be required. (3 units)

BA 365 INVESTMENTS (THE STOCK MARKET)
An in depth survey of the stock market. Topics include: the NYSE, the AMEX and other regional exchanges; the OTC market; stock price averages and indexes; trading securities; trading options; dividend policy; equity analysis; convertible securities, mutual funds. (3 units)

BA 367 INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES AND FOREIGN STOCK EXCHANGES
The course includes an investigation of foreign securities, international equities markets, international debt securities and futures and options . Also a study of international stock exchanges including those of Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Paris, Singapore. Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. (3 units)

BA 368 - GLOBAL SECURITY MARKET
The course aims to enable the student to understand debt and equity markets, to acquire sophisticate information on world capital markets, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-the minute resource to financial markets, to track performance data for stock markets in more than forty countries and to analyze the relationship of returns to risk, marketability, taxation and information costs. (3 units)

BA 370 ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR AND ADMINISTRATION
An analysis of individual, interpersonal, and group behavior within organizations and the influence of human, cultural, technological, structural, and environmental factors. Examined are practices of management, such as designing jobs and organization structures, evaluating and rewarding performance, organizational and employee development, and other management processes. These techniques include high performance organizations, management by objectives, total quality management, and the like; it uses varied approaches to leadership, conflict management, change, and adaptation to the environment. Use of small cases, in addition to a term paper and oral presentations, plus quizzes, there will be several Internet assignments. (3 units)
Recommended to be taken before BA 380.

BA 375 - INTERNATIONAL LAW OF COMMERCE
This course emphasizes the principles governing international legal systems and international environments relative to conducting business affairs and transactions. Applied studies include employing legal principles to conducting business in specific nations such as China, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. (3 units) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

BA 380 BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DECISION MAKING
Each student is expected to develop a better understanding of business strategy approaches, and techniques, and to acquire knowledge and skills relating to the decision making process. Emphasis is on decision-making while still recognizing the importance of the specialized functions of an organization. Readings and case materials are reinforced with participation through written tests, a paper, and oral presentations, in decision-making processes and computer applications. One extra period a week is used on a set of Internet assignments. This is the capstone course, and not for beginners. (3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission plus BA 304, BA 306, BA 340, BA 370 and most other graduate core courses.

BA 381 - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Information system applications, problem definitions, problem specifications, estimate of cost and time. With emphasis on conceptualization and implementation for business application. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 146, BA 262, CS 10 or instructor permission

BA 382 - ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Analysis of real world information systems. Included are requirements analysis, data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, systems proposals and design. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 262 or BA 381

BA 383 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS DATA BASE MANAGEMENT
Explanation and comparison of the techniques and methodologies of data base management systems; management of them in a business environment. Limitation and application of various DBMS; application of costs and benefits in selecting DBMS. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 381

BA 385 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
A topical investigation of a subject specified in the class schedule. Offered alternatively is a study of communications, and networks. This course includes concepts and terminology of Internet topics. Explanation of equipment, protocols, architecture, and transmission alternatives with use of the Internet. (3 units) Prerequisite: Graduate standing and BA 381

BA 390 INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Internship of work experience with evaluation by the employer. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BA 391 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS
An independent study course. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission

BA 399 M.B.A. RESEARCH PROJECT
A primary research oriented study, under the close supervision of the instructor, with directed study in library or the computer lab outside the classroom for one extra period a week, of some chosen business problem or practice, or development of an original theoretical concept. Bay Area resources will provide the basis for source material. It is required of all MBA candidates, and is normally taken during the last semester of the program. (3 units) Instructor permission required, plus completion of BA 301 and preferably BA 380.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

CS 10 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
An introduction to the principles and concepts of computer science and its applications. Discussions focus on the use of computers in business and personal lives, computer system basics, computer architecture, hardware, systems and applications software, programming languages, software engineering, data communications, information systems, the history of computing and computer's impact on society. Introduction to the Internet and online Information sources. Laboratory on use of computer hardware and software. (3 units)

CS10 - LAB
A laboratory course in the use of computer science laboratory hardware and software. An introduction to the use of operating systems and business productivity software. Hands on practice with Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Word 2000, Excel 2000, Access 2000, PowerPoint 2000, Outlook 2000 applications, Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape Communicator 6.0. (2 units)

CS 50A INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
An introduction to problem solving techniques and program development in a modern high level language. Discussions focus on the concepts of an algorithm and basic programming concepts such as data types, primitive operations, control structures, arrays, structures, procedures, functions, and files. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10 or instructor permission

CS 50B ADVANCED PROGRAMMING
An introduction to advanced programming techniques in a modern high level language. Discussions focus on data abstraction, basic data structures, iterative and recursive algorithms, pointers and dynamic data structures, basic concepts of object-oriented programming. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A

CS 61 - COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
An introduction to computer systems, including instruction set architecture, assemblers, linkers and loaders, data representation and manipulation, system calls and libraries, datapath and control, memory, buses and input/output systems. Laboratory projects: programming in C/C++ and MIPS assembly language. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A

CS 70 - THE INTERNET
An introduction to the Internet and HTML publishing. Discussions will focus on the use of the Internet applications to access the Internet resources and to create intranets for use inside an organization. Among topics: setting up a network and dial-up connections to the Internet, e-mail, news, FTP, and Web servers, creating Web pages using HTML and Java, converting existing documents into Web documents, CGI programming. (1-3 units)

CS 90 STUDIES IN PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
An introduction to a specific programming language which may vary from semester to semester. Discussions will focus on the application of the language to specific problems for which the language was developed. Typical languages may include Java, Visual Basic, Perl, C, Ada, Common Lisp, Scheme, Smalltalk. This course may be repeated when languages vary. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A or instructor permission

CS 115 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
An introduction to set theory, combinations, logical inference, methods of proof, induction, recursion, foundations of logic programming, circuits, relations, digraphs, functions, basic probability, recurrence, matching, difference equations, graph and queuing theory, tree analysis and matrix operations. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math 10

CS 130 OPERATING SYSTEMS
A survey of operating systems design and implementation. Discussions focus on the issues of input/output management, file systems, concurrent processes synchronization and mutual exclusion, memory management, architecture influence on operating systems and distributed operating environments. Laboratory projects using Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Linux or UNIX. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A

CS 135 LINEAR PROGRAMMING
An introduction to applications and problem formulation, simplex and karmarkar solution procedures, matrices, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis. Discussions focus on using an operations research approach involving case studies. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math 40 or instructor permission

CS 137 DATABASE DESIGN
A survey of the major types of database systems and subsequent issues in development and implementation. Discussions focus on relational and object-oriented models, normalization theory, query languages, design theory, and issues in concurrent and distributed database systems. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A or instructor permission

CS 140 DATA STRUCTURES
An introduction to advanced tree structures, directed and undirected graphs, advanced searching and sorting techniques, priority queues and heaps, dictionaries, design and analysis of data structures and algorithms. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A, CS 50B or instructor permission

CS 145 - THEORY OF COMPUTATION
An introduction to the classical and contemporary theory of computation. Discussions focus on issues surrounding format models of Finite and Pushdown automata, language, computability, complexity, grammars, universal Turing machines and unsolvability. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 115

CS 150 COMPUTER NETWORKS
An introduction to local and wide area networks, intranets and internets. Discussions focus on principles of data communications, transmission media, channel sharing, packet switching, network layered architectures, network protocols, TCP/IP protocol suit, UNIX and Windows NT networking, the Internet and the Internet applications. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 130 or instructor permission.

CS 155 ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
An introduction to algorithm and complexity theory, counting and estimating theory and parallel algorithms. Discussions focus on appropriate data structures, sorting and order techniques, graph algorithms, non-deterministic and probabilistic algorithms and algorithm efficiency. Advanced design analysis techniques. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 140 or instructor permission

CS 160 - COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
An introduction to the basic concepts of computer hardware structure and design, including logic design, data representation, datapath and control, pipelining, memory hierarchy, input/output systems, and measuring performance. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 60 or CS 61 or instructor permission

CS 170 - MODELING AND SIMULATION
An exploration of the data analysis and algorithm design needed in model building and simulation. Discussions focus on performance analysis, discrete and continuous application, experimental design and validation of simulations, statistical distribution analysis and related computational mathematics. (3 units) Prerequisites: CS 115, CS 140

CS 175 TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
A topical investigation of issues associated with WI and Expert Systems. Topics will vary at each offering and will include knowledge representation, natural language issues, Al programming languages, object oriented programming systems, predicate calculus, neutral networks, PROLOG, vision and pattern recognition, analysis and design of Expert Systems, and inductive inference. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50A

CS 220 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
A survey of the principles and techniques involved in the production of high quality software for practical application. Discussions focus on the identification of the software evolution process, automated system design methodology, debugging, documentation and software economics. Other topics often reviewed include program validation, program portability and software development environments. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50B or instructor permission

CS 225 - HARDWARE / SOFTWARE TOPICS
A topical investigation of a hardware/software subject specified in the class schedule. Discussion includes detailed presentation of a subject area of current research, which is not covered in the regular computer science curriculum. This course may be repeated when topics vary. (3 units) Prerequisite: Department permission

CS 230 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
A survey of vector geometry, geometric transformations, and the graphics pipeline. Basic raster graphics algorithms for drawing discrete lines, clipping, visible surface determination, and shading. Display of curves and surfaces. Graphics data structures. Laboratory projects writing graphics programs in Java or C++ and using graphics applications such as CorelDraw, Adobe GraphicStudio, AutoCAD. (3 units) Prerequisites: CS 50B, CS 115, or instructor permission

CS 240 - OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
A survey of advanced concepts and techniques of object-oriented development. Objects, classes, methods, inheritance, polymorphism, class libraries, templates, namespaces. Memory management of objects. Windowing systems. Comparison of objected-oriented languages (C++, Java, Smalltalk, CLOS). (3 units) Prerequisites: CS 50B, or instructor permission

CS 250 - COMPUTER SECURITY
A survey of the basic principles and techniques of computer system security for business and computer managers and personnel. Discussions focus on physical protection, hardware and software security controls, encryption techniques, database, network and telecommunications security, microcomputer security, and viruses. Other topics include legal and ethical issues, current USA and international legislation, managerial issues, disaster recovery and contingency planning, new technologies and future trends. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

CS 255 - HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
Provides an overview of human-computer interaction (HCI) topics. The course covers the fundamentals of effective user interaction and interface design. Major topics include: user and task analysis, users' mental and conceptual models, high-level architecture, types of user interfaces, interface technologies, detailed design, display issues, help systems, error handling, documentation, testing and standards. Prerequisites: CS 10, PSYCH 10

CS 260 - GUI DESIGN AND WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
An introduction to graphical user interface design and a survey of programming concepts and techniques for creating Microsoft Windows applications using both the standard Application Programming Interface and Microsoft Foundation Classes. Laboratory projects using Java, Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Tcl/Tk. (3 units) Prerequisites: CS 50A, CS 50B, CS 255 or instructor permission

CS 280 PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Individually arranged work assignments designed to give practical work experience in the analysis and design of computer systems. This course requires the completion of a major project with a detailed journal of activities leading to its completion. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Department permission

CS 290 RESEARCH PROJECT
Independent and original investigation under the supervision of a faculty member of a specific topic in the computer science. This course requires the completion of a detailed written report of work accomplished and necessary projects to validate the student's understanding of the issues involved. (3 units) Prerequisite: Department permission

CS 299 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN COMPUTER SCIENCES
An independent study course (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


ECONOMICS

ECON 20A PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (MACROECONOMICS)
Survey is made of American economic institutions; introduction to the methods of economic analysis, Fundamental Concepts, and discussion of current economics problems. The course considers institutions, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal policy, markets, income distribution, international trade. (3 units)
(NOTE: ECON 20A is a prerequisite to all upper division economics courses)

ECON 20B PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I I (MICROECONOMIC)
Attention is given to microeconomic theory. A study of market structures, resource allocation, cost analysis, and socio economic problems. Also assessed is the impact of each market arrangement upon price and output levels, resource allocation, and the rate of technological advance. Such current socio economic problems as poverty, antitrust regulation, and urban problems are discussed. (3 units)

ECON 25 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Interrelated study of the economic potential and history of various areas of the world, including United States. The course also considers the reciprocal relationship between the economic activities of man and earth surface features, population, human production, consumption, distribution. Analysis of the natural and economic functioning units and correlation of the diverse relationship recognized. (3 units)

ECON 123 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
This is an analysis of selected problems and policies concerning natural resources, monopoly, monetary and fiscal problems. Also included is the analysis of domestic and international economic problems. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, Econ 20B

ECON 127 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
A comparative study of various economic systems from free enterprise market economy to a regulated command economy. The performance and characteristics of each are examined. (3 units)


ECON 140 MONEY AND BANKING
Focus upon the use of money in an industrial economy, financial institutions, the central banking system, international financial system, as well as monetary theory and practice is emphasized. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, 20B

ECON 220 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
The basic forces and problems underlying the foreign trade of nations. Trade theory, foreign exchange, balance of payments analysis, governmental policies, and world economic organizations. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, 20B, BA 130

ECON 235 CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST
Social, economic, and political development of the Pacific Coast states of the continental United States is considered, also on examination of common problems (water, public lands, etc.) and the ethnic, demographic, agricultural, industrial, commercial and banking bases of the three states, with emphasis on California. (3 units) Prerequisites: Econ 20A, 20B

ECON 299 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ECONOMICS
An independent study course with special preference to the American economic system. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


ENGLISH

ENG 75 CRITICAL THINKING
Consideration of cognitive skills and communicative strategies for defining, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information. Course includes structural and operational approaches to task/mission analysis, decision making, change forecasting, adaptation, and evaluation. System approach to analysis and solution of complex problems. Conceptual issues in problem definition, goal determination and measurement of effectiveness. (3 units)

ENG 77 COMPUTER ASSISTED VOCABULARY STUDY
Involves the use of computer programs in helping students build varied and precise vocabularies. The course focuses upon, among other elements, the historical development and present day resources of the American English vocabulary. Special attention is given to Latin and Greek vocabulary building prefixes, suffixes and bases, neologisms, field-related vocabulary, and idioms. (3 units)

ENG 82A & 82B WRITTEN COMMUNICATION I & II
First term: A thorough study of grammar and the fundamentals of composition. Practice in writing themes, book reviews and other short papers is given. Particular attention is directed toward sentence structure, syntax, and general rhetorical principles. Second term: Critical reading and evaluation of selected texts and writings; composition of well organized expository papers; a careful consideration of methods of research, organization in a clear, logical manner and other elements involved in writing research papers. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 86A & 86B SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I & II
First term: Development of American literature from the colonial period through the American renaissance of the mid nineteenth century, concluding with Melville. Social and political forces shaping the American character are carefully considered. Second term: Covers from 1850 until recent times, including Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, and Faulkner; understanding of the American literary traditions. (3 + 3)

ENG 93 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Communication and information science in the applied context of business studies, including vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills in the subject areas of marketing, international business, data processing, accounting, finance, management. (3 units)

ENG 96 WRITING AND WORD PROCESSING
Instruction will be given to write various forms of composition by employing English writing and word processing and other computer programs. Emphasis will be placed upon overcoming writing problems. (3 units)

ENG 99 REPORT WRITING
The course instructs the student in the various forms of written reports. Students prepare informational and analytic reports. Computer tools and programs, as well as Internet resources, will be used as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 169 - CORE TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Examination of communication areas as announced on the class schedule. Topics include: semantics and communication and theory of communication. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 178 - ONLINE NEWSLETTER WRITING
Journalistic writing and online publishing experiences are offered in conjunction with electronic publication of the College newspaper. (3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission

ENG 179 - CORE TOPICS IN LANGUAGE STUDIES
An investigation of language study areas to be announced on the class schedule. Areas covered include introduction to the creative and functional study of language and modern English linguistic principles. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 189 - CORE TOPICS IN LITERATURE STUDIES
Course focuses upon a specific announced subject. Investigates various literary topics including historical and structural literary study. Internet resources will be used as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 269 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Advanced studies in communication. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 169 or instructor permission

ENG 279 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN LANGUAGE STUDIES
An intensive, in-depth examination of an announced language topic. Internet resources will be examined. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 179 or instructor permission

ENG 289 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN LITERATURE STUDIES
In-depth study of an individual author, or literary form. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 189 or instructor permission

ENG 299 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH
An independent study course on selected topics in English. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission

HISTORY

HIST 10 - World HISTORY
This course is a survey of the development of the world's largest and most influential cultures. While many civilizations will appear, the major emphasis will be on China, Islamic Middle East, India and Europe. The first half of the course will cover the formative stages of the great civilizations. The second half will survey the enormous economic, political and social impact of industrialization. Throughout the course, where appropriate, a comparative approach will be used to illustrate the relative degree of continuity and change in the major cultures (3 units)

HIST 15A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I
United States History I covers the period 1607 (the first English speaking colonies) through 1865 (the end of the American Civil War). We will identify and analyze major themes that appeared in this time frame that continue to shape the United States today. Major themes include the development of wealth, the growth of democracy and the creation of the Constitution, relationships between settlers and native inhabitants, the impact of slavery and sectional conflict. Rather than stressing the memorization of facts and dates, students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 15B HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II
United States History II covers the period 1865 (the end of the American Civil War) to the present. We shall examine major themes including the impact of industrialization, the growth of multi-ethnic America, racial relations, changing gender roles, the rise of the United States to a position of world power and the future place of America in the world community. Rather than stressing the memorization of facts and dates, students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 110 MODERN TIMES
This course is a history of the world from 1914 (the start of World War I) until the present. While economic and social developments shall be covered, the focus will be on the great political events which continue to shape our world. The great events analyzed include the impact of the world wars, revolutions in Russia & China, the fall of European empires, the Cold War, the growth of bitter regional conflicts and the changing nature of power in the post-industrial world. (3 units)

HIST 299 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY/DIRECTED READINGS
Students in History 299 will be required to read one or more important works in the field of history and write an original analytical paper on the books assigned. This project will be undertaken under the close supervision of the instructor. Unless an unusual situation arises, this course is designed for students in upper division. Use of special studies as a substitute for a standard lecture course is discouraged. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


HUMANITIES

HUM 10 INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
This course charts the development of Western culture from the Renaissance (approximately 1500 A.D.) to the present. Although we shall examine trends outside Europe, we will concentrate on the West because of the extraordinary impact Western culture has had on the modern world. We shall look at the visual arts and music as representative of basic cultural change. Above all we shall examine the changes in Western thought: the development of scientific method, changing views of physical reality, and the redefinition of social justice. Lastly we will consider the possibility that a "world culture" is developing in the post-industrial world. (3 units)

HUM 16 ART OF THE FILM
This is a basic course on film analysis and criticism. Looking at film making from the director's viewpoint, the student shall examine the relationship between script, acting, pace, sound and special effects. In particular, the class will try to identify the details of film making that make the difference between good movies, which are rare, and bad ones, which are very common. (3 units)

HUM 25 & 26 - CHINESE LANGUAGES: MANDARIN I & II
A beginning course in modern Chinese which emphasizes the development of oral skills, reading and other basic language skills through use of dialogues. Second Semester: Continuation of Hum 25 (4 + 4 units)

HUM 30 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
An analysis of human experience in relation to the world; the problems of reality, thought and value. Studies the major movements method and terminology of Western philosophical thinking. (3 Units)

HUM 110 SURVEY OF WORLD ART
The course will explore the history of paintings, sculpture, and architecture from civilization's beginnings to the present day. Focus will be on the development and periods of Western Art; important contributions to the West from the art of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia will be examined. Classes will consist of slide lectures, group discussions, and numerous visits to Bay Area museums and art galleries. (3 units)

HUM 155 THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
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he course seeks to develop the students: l) creativity, 2) sensory perception, 3) appreciation of the natural and cultural environment to be found in San Francisco. The class will enable students to more fully appreciate the richness and diversity of all phases of life in the Bay Area. (3 units)

HUM 156 THE CITY'S RESOURCES AS A CLASSROOM
Students will be introduced to the vast array of diverse learning experiences available from cultures in the Bay Area. Visits will be made to points of interest to facilitate the learning experience. (3 units)

HUM l57 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE
This course is an attempt at the description, investigation and definition of "American Popular Culture," for example, the arts, and entertainment of the American people, sports, television, motion pictures, music, art, fiction, the press, decor, periodicals, etc. The approach will be inductive and empirical, exploring culture itself for information and discussing the broad general implications of American Popular Culture for the rest of the 20th Century. (3 units)

HUM 159 MULTI CULTURAL HERITAGE
The course emphasizes the diversity of cultural influences which have and continue to shape the character of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Focus will be upon the visual act as a metaphor for the emergence of various cultural patterns. Field trips to important cultural centers will be made. (3 units) Prerequisite: Hum 10 or instructor permission

HUM 290 RESEARCH PROJECT IN HUMANITIES
This course is designed to help students become accustomed to the process of writing a research paper for academic courses. Research methodologies, rules for documentation and organizational principles of writing are the three focused areas of the course. Students will learn some of the recent research techniques such as database searches and on-line research as well as other essential research methodologies like using the library, taking notes and developing a bibliography. Recent Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) style are presented and discussed as guidelines for citing sources and information. As to organizational principles of writing introduced in the course include writing a thesis statement, writing a formal outline, and revising techniques. All the research and writing process discussed in the course are divided into a series of step-by-step activities and exercises to provide the students with a manageable and non-threatening learning experience. (4 units) Prerequisite: instructor permission


MATHEMATICS

MATH 10 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
Elementary algebra: fundamental algebraic concepts and operations, number bases, linear equations and inequalities, functions, graphing. Intermediate algebra: study of algebra including exponents and radical, polynomials, geometric series, rational expressions, quadratic equations, and logarithms. (3 units)

MATH 15 FINITE MATHEMATICS
Topics include matrix theory, linear systems, linear programming, probability, decision theory, and game theory. Also applied calculus is covered. (3 units)

MATH 21 CALCULUS I
Differential Calculus, derivative and applications. Techniques of differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Implicit method. Graphing, maxima and minima, concavity. Mean value theorem. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math 10

MATH 22 CALCULUS II
Integral Calculus. Fundamental theorem, mean value theorem, Taylor's formula, indeterminate forms. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Area and the indefinite integral, techniques of integration. Applications to volume, arc length, physical and biological problems. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math 21

MATH 25 - CALCULATOR MATH
This course combines College Math, Precalculus, Finite Math and parts of Statistics, Programming and Linear Algebra. Covers both "hand" and "machine" math in depth. Involves the use of the calculator as a tool to solve problems as well as probing the theoretical aspects of it. (3 units) Prerequisites: Math 10 or instructor permission

MATH 40 ELEMENTS OF LINEAR ALGEBRA
Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, systems of linear equations. Stress on 2 and 1 dimensions, including geometric and other applications. (3 units) Prerequisite: Math 10

MATH 299 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS
An independent study course. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL SCI 10 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
This course is an introductory survey of the institutions and processes of government in the United States. Although we will examine the basic structure of state governments, the major emphasis is on the Federal Government. The course includes a close reading of the United States Constitution. Building upon knowledge of the Constitution, we will look at the most important political institutions as they work in the real world. Institutions studied include Congress, the Presidency, the courts and the national security apparatus. We will also try to identify the interaction between political structure, ideology, public opinion, the press, money and the press of external events. (3 units)

POL SCI 15 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
This course is an introduction to basic political thought and how thought has influenced political action. Much of the course will deal with interpretations of democracy. We will examine the basic ideas of democracy and citizenship in Greece and Rome. Also analyzed will be the writings of classic political thinkers such as Hobbes, Locke, Burke, Adam Smith, Rosseau and James Madison. The course will also cover the major alternatives to democracy in modern times such as Marxism, fascism and military rule. (3 units)

POL SCI 280 - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
In this course, covering the period 1939-present, we shall examine the changes inside the US and in the world arena that transformed America from isolationism to deep involvement throughout the world in military, diplomatic and economic affairs. We shall attempt to identify motives, the way policy has been made, the relationship between foreign and domestic affairs, the dynamics of the arms race and potential alternatives to the course actually taken. This course will help students compare political systems and judge their strengths and weaknesses, as well as explain. (3 units) Prerequisites: Upper division standing or Consent of the instructor

POL SCI 299 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE/DIRECTED READINGS
Students in Political Science 299 will be required to read one or more important works in the field of political science and write an original analytical paper on the books assigned. This project will be undertaken under the close supervision of the instructor. Unless an unusual situation arises, this course is designed for students in upper division. Use of special studies as a substitute for a standard lecture course is discouraged. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCH 10 FUNDAMENTAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to psychology and the principles of human behavior and relationships. Studies in sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence and emotion. Emphasis is placed on general psychological principles. Use of individual and group exercises. (3 units)
(NOTE: PSYCH 10 is a prerequisite to all upper division psychology courses)

PSYCH 170 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
An integral approach to the understanding of human behavior. Concepts of personal and social adjustment as related to employment, morale, employee relations, supervisory techniques, and business efficiency. (3 units) Prerequisites: Upper division standing and PSYCH 10 or instructor permission

PSYCH 175 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
Survey of current scientific knowledge about human personality. Consideration will be given to both the universal, shared aspects of personality and those upon which people differ (e.g., shyness, self-esteem, and need for achievement). Methods of personality assessment and applications of personality research will be discussed. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10

PSYCH 180 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
This course covers three core domains of social psychology. The first is social attitudes. Different views of the nature of attitudes are explored and the role of attitudes in guiding information processing and directing behavior is examined. The second domain is small group behavior. It involves changing conceptions of social influence are examined from obedience through conformity to minority/majority influence. The final domain is prejudice and intergroup relations. The course emphasizes the importance of both individual and group processes for understanding social psychological phenomena. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 175

PSYCH 220 - PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
This course provides and introduction to personnel psychology. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, employee selection, equal employment opportunity, criterion development, selection interviewing, validation, legal issues, and human resource planning, recruitment, classification, utility analysis, training, compensation, organization, career development and consulting strategies. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 180

PSYCH 299 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY
An independent study course. (1-3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor permission


SCIENCE

SCI 10 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
The study of matter and energy; principles and practical applications in physics, chemistry, mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, electronics, geoscience and astronomy. (3 units)

SCI 21 LIFE SCIENCE
Life processes, ecological factors and the plant and animal kingdoms; biological systems and their control; human anatomy and physiology, human diseases, genetics, inheritance and evolution; the cell as the basic unit of life. (3 units)

SCI 22 ECOLOGY
A study of the relationships within and among populations in various environments and resources with an introduction to population dynamics and special interactions in complex communities and eco systems. Applications to man's survival will be made. (3 units)

SCI 25 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE
17th - century philosophy and science; the development of science from Descartes to Newton. Emphasis is on basic physical concepts (space, matter, force, inertia, etc.), scientific method, and the interplay between science, and technology, and their implications for the future, and religion. (3 units)

SCI 31 - HUMAN BIOLOGY
The main purpose of the course is to study the organization (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, from the single cell to the coordinated whole. Includes a consideration of body structure and function, reproduction, development, heredity and evolution, examination of the aspects of modern biology as it impacts the human species. (3 units)

SCI 32 - THE HUMAN BODY AND PHYSICAL MOTION
A study of basic concepts in physics and human anatomy related to body movement, The structure of the skeleton and of muscles in the human body and how they interact to make mechanical motion possible. the concepts and laws of physics applied to fundamental movement patterns in daily activities, exercise, dance and sports. (3 units)


SOCIAL SCIENCE

SOC SCI 10 - INTRODUCTION TO CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH SKILLS
An overview of skills needed to develop effective job search strategies. Using the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other assessment tools. Students will explore their interests, values, and abilities. Discussion will focus upon developing career goals, job objectives, and techniques for finding jobs including; networking, resume writing, and job interviewing. (1-3 units)