Preceptorials Linked to the Natural World LLC 2014-2015
ARTV 105: Introduction to Sculpture
Preceptor: Dr. Allison wiese
Credit: fine arts Core / 3 UNITS
This studio course is an introductory exploration of the media and methods (traditional and experimental) that form the basis of an ongoing dialogue between object and artist. Students will investigate sculptural form as a means of expression through technical exercises, studio projects, readings, slide lectures and discussions.
Preceptor: Dr. Neena Din
Credit: Life Science Core / 3 units
In this course we will discuss topics ranging from the discovery of microbes, their structure, growth and diversity, as well as the roles they play in the environment, the diseases they cause and their control. We will also discuss applications of microbiology through topics that appear in the news, such as health related effects of hurricanes and biological weapons, as well as how microorganisms can be used to help solve some of the environmental issues that humans face today.
Preceptor: Dr. Lisa Baird
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.
Preceptor: Dr. mitch malachowski
Credit: physical Science Core / 3 UNITS
The goal of this lecture course is to introduce the fundamental principles of chemistry and emphasize connections between chemistry and the other sciences, the role of chemical phenomena in the “real world,” and the relationship of chemistry to the concerns of the individual and society. The course will provide an ideal introduction for those students anticipating majors in the natural sciences. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence.
Preceptor: Dr. Saturnino garcia
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.
Preceptor: Dr. Thomas schubert
Credit: elective credit / 3 units
Introduction to the field of engineering. Exploration of problem solving in lecture and laboratory projects in different engineering disciplines. Introduction to engineering software tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-recitation-laboratory weekly. Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 115 or 150 required.
Preceptor: Dr. casey dominguez
Credit: social science core/ 3 units
This class combines a survey of American government and political processes with an emphasis on environmental issues. Students will explore how those with a stake or interest in sustainability (including interest groups, political parties, social movements, candidates, and voters) pressure and compete with opponents in policymaking institutions at all levels (including local and state governments and the Congress, courts, and the federal executive branch).
Preceptor: Dr. Patricia Kowalski
Credit: social science core / 3 units
This course provides an introduction to the field of psychology and includes the following topics: history of psychology, psychology as a science, biopsychology, development, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders, and therapy.