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Preceptorials Linked to the Change LLC 2013-2014

ARTV 160: Photography BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution
COMM 130: Introduction to Media Studies COMP 150: Computer Programming I
ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics MATH 150: Calculus I
PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology  

ARTV 160: Photography

Preceptor: Dr. Duncan McCosker
Credit: Visual Arts Core / 3 UNITS

An introductory lecture and laboratory course that investigates photographic expression utilizing analogue cameras and traditional darkroom procedures. This course investigates photography as fine art, and stresses the historical, cultural and intellectual challenges of the medium. Students work to make photographs that articulate their point of view in ways that are technically and conceptually challenging. Students must have access to a traditional film camera and purchase listed materials for the course as required.

BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution

Preceptor: Dr. Hugh Ellis
Credit: Life Science Core / 3 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite.

BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution

Preceptor: Dr. Marjorie Patrick
Credit: Life Science Core / 3 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite.

COMM 130: Introduction to Media Studies

Preceptor: Dr. David Sullivan
Credit: Social Science Core / 3 UNITS

This course offers an introduction to the examination of media and media literacy. Students learn about the origins, history, and development of mass media. Additionally, the present structure, characteristics, and challenges in the areas of radio, television, and cable are addressed. Fulfills a core curriculum requirement in the social sciences.

COMP 150: Computer Programming I

Preceptor: Dr. Eric Jiang
Credit: Elective credit / 3 UNITS

This preceptorial course is intended for students new to the world of computer programming and interested in pursuing a major or minor in computer science. The course offers an introduction to computer programming in Java. With emphasis on object-oriented programming practice and problem-solving skills, it provides students with a balanced coverage of programming concepts and techniques, Java basics, algorithms and many practical applications. Prerequsite: MATH 115 (College Algebra) or equivalent.

ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics

Preceptor: Dr. Dirk Yandell
Credit: Social Science Core / 3 UNITS

An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Topics An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, and an introduction to market structure, and the workings of input markets.

MATH 150: Calculus I

Preceptor: Dr. Jane Friedman
Credit: Math Core / 4 UNITS

Fundamental concepts of differential and integral calculus with elementary applications. This material is fundamental to science, engineering and mathematics. The principal topics will be limits, continuity, derivatives and the definite integral. Graphing calculators will be used, and there will be an emphasis on problem solving. The prerequisites for the course are a strong background in high school algebra and some knowledge of trigonometry. Placement is based on Math SAT score or passing a proficiency exam.

PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology

Preceptor: Dr. Anne Koenig
Credit: Social Science Core / 3 UNITS

This core curriculum course provides an introduction to the science of psychology and includes the following topics: research methods in psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, development, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders, and therapy.