Courses Linked to the Illuminate Honors 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 Illuminate LLC courses will have an LLC Hour attached to the course from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.  

 

CHEM 151H: General Chemistry

LLC Faculty: Dr. Jeremy Kua
Core AreaScientific and Technological Inquiry | 4 units

Part 1 of a two semester course which introduces the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. These principles include atomis anf molecular structure, preiodity, reactivity, stoichiomentry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamic, donsing, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, and states of matters, will be used in and expanded upon in more advanced courses.

Concurrent registration in CHEM 151L is strongly recommended, and required for Core credit.

Course Requirement: Students must have passed the appropriate departmental placement test or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150.


COMM 130H: Introduction to Media Studies

LLC Faculty: Dr. Kristin Moran
Core Areas: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 4 units

COMM 130 is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the field of media studies. We explore social, economic and technological implications of mass media in contemporary society, focusing on both historical developments and contemporary structures and phenomena.


ECON 101H: Principles of Microeconomics

LLC Faculty: Dr. Andrew Narwold
Core Area: Social and Behavioral Inquiry | 4 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.


ENGR 101H: Introduction to Engineering

LLC Faculty: Dr. Frank Jacobitz
Core AreasScientific and Technological Inquiry | 4 unit class w/ lab

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.


HIST 130H: East Asia in Transformation

LLC Faculty: Dr. Yi Sun
Core AreaHistorical Inquiry | 4 units

This course covers essential aspects of East Asian cultures and societies from a historical perspective, with a primary focus on China and Japan. It also analyzes the causes and consequences of the East-West contacts and conflicts, highlighting major events such as the Opium War, the U.S. ìopeningî of Japan, WWII in Asia, the Korean War, the Cold War as well as the current economic and cultural relations between East Asian countries and the United States. Through this class, students are expected to understand the cultural traditions of East Asia, the causal relationships between key historical events, the complexities of East Asia - U.S. relations and the role that East Asian countries are playing in today’s changing world. (Lower division requirement for the Asian Studies minor).


POLS 220H: Presidential Election

LLC Faculty: Dr. Casey Dominquez
Core AreasSocial and Behavioral Inquiry | 4 units

Presidential elections are exciting and at times exasperating. They are also interesting and important. The course is designed to help students who are already interested in American politics to understand the 2020 presidential election at a much deeper level, informed by both history and political science. With close attention to the ongoing race, we will study the rules that govern elections, the strategies employed by candidates, the components of voters' decisions, and the surprising events that fo (and often don't) affect election outcomes. 

CHEM 151H: General Chemistry

LLC Faculty: Dr. Jeremy Kua
Core AreaScientific and Technological Inquiry | 4 units

Part 1 of a two semester course which introduces the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. These principles include atomis anf molecular structure, preiodity, reactivity, stoichiomentry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamic, donsing, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, and states of matters, will be used in and expanded upon in more advanced courses.

Concurrent registration in CHEM 151L is strongly recommended, and required for Core credit.

Course Requirement: Students must have passed the appropriate departmental placement test or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150.
 


HIST 130H: East Asia in Transformation

LLC Faculty: Dr. Yi Sun
Core AreaHistorical Inquiry | 4 units

This course covers essential aspects of East Asian cultures and societies from a historical perspective, with a primary focus on China and Japan. It also analyzes the causes and consequences of the East-West contacts and conflicts, highlighting major events such as the Opium War, the U.S. ìopeningî of Japan, WWII in Asia, the Korean War, the Cold War as well as the current economic and cultural relations between East Asian countries and the United States. Through this class, students are expected to understand the cultural traditions of East Asia, the causal relationships between key historical events, the complexities of East Asia - U.S. relations and the role that East Asian countries are playing in today’s changing world. (Lower division requirement for the Asian Studies minor).


POLS 120H: Introduction to Politics

LLC Faculty: Dr. Casey Dominquez
Core AreasSocial and Behavioral Inquiry | 4 units

This course offers students a fundamental overview of American politics by analyzing the origin, development, structure, and operation of all levels of the American political system. This course also examines how politics are practiced in the United States in order to analyze the uniqueness of the American political system.