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Preceptorials Linked to the Change LLC 2014-2015

ARTV 160: Photography BIOL 190: Introduction to Evolution
COMM 130: Introduction to Media Studies ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 150: Calculus I

ARTV 160: Photography

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

This course is designed for students with serious interests in photography as art and who may pursue a major or minor in visual arts. This class investigates our time and place, stressing the historical, cultural and intellectual challenges of the medium. Rather than simply making pictures that collect scrapbook memories of our favorite activities and objects, it investigates the world in a realistic medium, engaged in making prints and digital images that are faithful to experience and cognizant of art historical tradition. Students will work in darkrooms as well as computer labs, purchase required materials, and have access to both film and digital cameras.

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. Rick Gonzalez
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 examines the development and operations of communication media in the U.S. Students should
gain an enhanced understanding of the roles media play in individual and collective life in both historical
and contemporary contexts. The course is intended to help students understand how technology shapes
communication; define the characteristics and structure of modern media; describe how different media
developed historically and have continued to evolve; recognize the role economics and government play in
media development, structure, and content; outline the roles that media play in contemporary society; and
identify how contemporary media practices may benefit or threaten democratic processes. Fulfills a core
curriculum requirement in the social sciences.

ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics

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

Microeconomics is the study of consumer and firm decision making. Topics include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, production and cost, and an introduction to market structure from competition to monopoly. The goal of the course is to develop and use an economic model as a framework for interpreting real world events. Key topics will be illustrated using classroom experiments and simulations. This preceptorial is ideal for students interested in majors or minors in the School of Business Administration, including Economics, Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, or Accounting.

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.