Courses Linked to the Collaborate LLC

2020-2021

Please note: Each of the courses below fulfills the First-Year Integration Core requirement, and most fulfill at least one other core area (see individual course listings for details). All LLC Collaborate courses will have an LLC Hour attached to the course from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.  

ARTV 160: Introductory Photography

LLC Faculty: Farrah Karapetian, MFA
Core Areas: Artistic Inquiry | 4 units

This course guides students to discover the way they see and establishes core relationships to formal and conceptual photographic principles through lectures and studio practice. Students develop bodies of work using department equipment and the analog black and white lab, and must purchase materials as required. Lab fee required.


BIOL 240: Bioenergetics and Systems

LLC Faculty: Dr. Lisa Baird
Core Area: Scientific and Technological Inquiry | 3 unit class w/ lab

This one-semester course for biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of energy flow within cells and between organisms and the environment. Lecture topics will include cellular respiration and photosynthesis, organismal physiology and locomotion, and ecological interactions.

Concurrent registration in BIOL 240L is strongly recommended, and required for Core credit.


COMM 130: Intro to Media Studies

LLC Faculty: Dr. Mary Brinson
Core Area: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 3 units

Collaborate: So much of modern day civic engagement is facilitated via media. This course incorporates how students can use media and technology to collaborate and be more civically engaged. We also explore how groups of people historically have used media to facilitate change, i.e. protest music. We also look at the role of journalism in democracy, and the importance of political knowledge.


ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics (2 Sections)

LLC Faculty: Dr. Alan Gin
Core Area: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 3 units

An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Topics include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, an introduction to market structure, market equilibrium, market failures, the workings of input markets, international trade and the role of the government in the economy.


ENGL 240: Shakespeare

LLC Faculty: Dr. Jeanie Grant Moore
Core Area: Literary Inquiry | 3 units

One does not have to look far to find connections between the works of Shakespeare and our Collaborate theme of Civic Engagement. Shakespeare’s plays, comic or tragic, nearly always stage significant social issues that remain crucial problems in present-day society. We will discover those parallels as we examine such plays as The Merchant of Venice, which presents a view of a prejudiced social order that ghettoized Jews and sometimes demonized them. The recent novel by Howard Jacobson, Shylock is My Name, brings these issues into a 21st-century setting, where anti-Semitism still exists. We will connect the campus Hillel Center to assist us as we ask ourselves what we can do in the real presence of such hatred in our community and country.


ENGR 101: Introduction to Engineering

LLC Faculty: Dr. Gordon Hoople
Core Area: Scientific and Technological Inquiry | 3 units

Introduction to the field of engineering. Students work in small teams to solve open-ended interdisciplinary design problems, including concept generation, analysis, computer aided design (CAD) modeling, construction, testing, development, and documentation. The project work is enhanced with lectures, activities, and reading on design, manufacturing, and engineering tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-labratory weekly.

Course Requirement: Students must have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, MATH 150 to qualify for this LLC course.


ENGR 101: Introduction to Engineering

LLC Faculty: Dr. Kathleen Kramer
Core Area: Scientific and Technological Inquiry | 3 unit class

Introduction to the field of engineering. Students work in small teams to solve open-ended interdisciplinary design problems, including concept generation, analysis, computer aided design (CAD) modeling, construction, testing, development, and documentation. The project work is enhanced with lectures, activities, and reading on design, manufacturing, and engineering tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-laboratory weekly.

Course Requirement: Students must have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, MATH 150 to qualify for this LLC course.


FYW 150: First-Year Writing

LLC Faculty: Dr. Tim Randell
Core Area: First-Year Writing Competency | 3 units

This course offers intensive practice in the writing process to help you become a more engaged citizen of a participatory democracy. Texts create social, political, and cultural “realities,” oftentimes by using non-straightforward aspects of language, including literary strategies and subtle rhetorical forms. Such strategies can be found in news articles, opinion pages, academic journals, advertising, political slogans, literature, and in the values, assumptions, and perspectives of diverse cultural groups. This course will help you grasp the purpose and function of rhetorical elements, traditions, and conventions while exploring issues of contemporary concern that fall under various categories, including race/ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, and philosophical and religious belief. Students will contribute in various rhetorical contexts and genres to ongoing conversations and debates as part of the Collaborate Living and Learning Community (LLC). Assignments will include a final collaborative group research and writing project comprised of multiple discourses and discourse communities.


MATH 115: College Algebra

LLC Faculty: Dr. Jane Friedman
Core AreasMath Reasoning and Problem Solving | 3 units

Topics in algebra such as exponents, equations, and inequalities; function notation, composition, and inverses; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs, are considered from a conceptual viewpoint. Applications to a variety of fields are discussed.

Course Requirement: Students must have completed MATH 090 to qualify for this LLC course.


PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy

LLC Faculty: Dr. Mike Kelly
Core AreasPhilosophical Inquiry Area | 3 units

Course introduces students to the nature and methods of philosophy.


PHYS 102: Physics, Energy and Information (Lecture & Lab)

LLC Faculty: Dr. Michael Anderson
Core AreasQuantitative Reasoning Competency; Scientific and Technological Inquiry area, Lab | 4 units

Lecture: An introduction to physics concepts and principles with tangents into related technologies and global issues. Special attention is paid to devices and networks that furnish two necessities of modern life:energy and information. No background in physical science is required. Lab: Hands-on investigation of physics principles and related technologies.


SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology

LLC Faculty: Dr. Greg Prieto
Core Areas: Social and Behavioral Inquiry; Domestic Diversity Level 1 | 3 units

This course is required for the Sociology major and introduces students to basic concepts of sociology: groups, race and ethnicity, class, gender, nation, citizenship, status, role, society, behavior patterns, and social institutions. The approach is broadly comparative, historical, and global in orientation and focus, with an emphasis on the U.S. Particular attention is paid to issues of power, inequality, war, peace, social change, and social justice. Offered every semester.

For a complete list of Spring 2021 Collaborate LLC courses, their core attributes, and class dates & times, please use this linked document.

CHEM 152: General Chemistry II

LLC Faculty: Dr. Eleanor Gillette
Core Area: Scientific and Technological Inquiry | 3 unit class

Part 2 of a two semester lecture course which introduces the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. These principles, which include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, reactivity, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, bonding, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, and states of matter, will be used in and expanded upon in more advanced courses.

Course Requirement: Students must have completed CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L to take this course.


COMM 130: Intro to Media Studies

LLC Faculty: Dr. Mary Brinson
Core Area: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 3 units

Collaborate: So much of modern day civic engagement is facilitated via media. This course incorporates how students can use media and technology to collaborate and be more civically engaged. We also explore how groups of people historically have used media to facilitate change, i.e. protest music. We also look at the role of journalism in democracy, and the importance of political knowledge.


ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics

LLC Faculty: Dr. Alan Gin
Core Area: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 3 units

An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Topics include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, an introduction to market structure, market equilibrium, market failures, the workings of input markets, international trade and the role of the government in the economy.


ENGL 240: Shakespeare

LLC Faculty: Dr. Jeanie Grant Moore
Core Area: Literary Inquiry | 3 units

One does not have to look far to find connections between the works of Shakespeare and our Collaborate theme of Civic Engagement. Shakespeare’s plays, comic or tragic, nearly always stage significant social issues that remain crucial problems in present-day society. We will discover those parallels as we examine such plays as The Merchant of Venice, which presents a view of a prejudiced social order that ghettoized Jews and sometimes demonized them. The recent novel by Howard Jacobson, Shylock is My Name, brings these issues into a 21st-century setting, where anti-Semitism still exists. We will connect the campus Hillel Center to assist us as we ask ourselves what we can do in the real presence of such hatred in our community and country. 


FYW 150: First-Year Writing

LLC Faculty: Dr. Tim Randell
Core Area: First-Year Writing Competency | 3 units

This course offers intensive practice in the writing process to help you become a more engaged citizen of a participatory democracy. Texts create social, political, and cultural “realities,” oftentimes by using non-straightforward aspects of language, including literary strategies and subtle rhetorical forms. Such strategies can be found in news articles, opinion pages, academic journals, advertising, political slogans, literature, and in the values, assumptions, and perspectives of diverse cultural groups. This course will help you grasp the purpose and function of rhetorical elements, traditions, and conventions while exploring issues of contemporary concern that fall under various categories, including race/ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, and philosophical and religious belief. Students will contribute in various rhetorical contexts and genres to ongoing conversations and debates as part of the Collaborate Living and Learning Community (LLC). Assignments will include a final collaborative group research and writing project comprised of multiple discourses and discourse communities.


PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy

LLC Faculty: Dr. Mike Kelly
Core AreasPhilosophical Inquiry Area | 3 units

Course introduces students to the nature and methods of philosophy.


SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology

LLC Faculty: Dr. Greg Prieto
Core Areas: Social and Behavioral Inquiry; Domestic Diversity Level 1 | 3 units

This course is required for the Sociology major and introduces students to basic concepts of sociology: groups, race and ethnicity, class, gender, nation, citizenship, status, role, society, behavior patterns, and social institutions. The approach is broadly comparative, historical, and global in orientation and focus, with an emphasis on the U.S. Particular attention is paid to issues of power, inequality, war, peace, social change, and social justice. Offered every semester.


THRS 113: World Religions in San Diego

LLC Faculty: Dr. Kate DeConnick
Core AreaTheological and Religious Inquiry; Domestic Diversity Level 1 | 3 units

How might deeper understanding of religion in today's world lead to more meaningful forms of pluralism and democratic engagement in the United States? This course introduces students to some of the world's "major" religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--through use of a lived religion approach. We will study the history, texts, and core beliefs/practices of a given faith community as well as how it comes to life in particular ways in San Diego. As part of this course, students work in teams to complete an ethnograhic project, mapping issues and debates relevant to local religious communities.