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  • BIOL 486-18 - ST: Physiology of Behavior

    Studies physiological control of behavior.  Explores the basics of how neurons work, sensory and motor systems, and examines complicated behaviors such as human communication. Also covers complex human behavior problems such as schizophrenia and autism. 

    Prerequisite: BIOL 353

    3.0 Units

  • BIOL 486-19 - ST: Cell and Tissue Biomechanics

    Studies the concepts of force and motion at the cellular and tissue level. Prepares biology majors to examine the function and structure of living systems using the principles of mechanics. Covers the medical applications of biomechanics from a bioengineering perspective. Laboratory experiments use sensors to learn about the applications of biomechanics, such as the study of brain injuries and orthopedic implants. Three hours of lecture. Three hours of laboratory.

    Prerequisite: PHYS 205 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

    4 Units

  • BIOL 596-16 - ST: Salt and Water Balance Physiology

    Examines salt and water balance studies in comparative animal physiology with frequent emphasis on the function of epithelia. Covers recent research advances and methodologies in salt and water balance physiology. Includes tutorials on working with primary research literature and development of individual and group presentation skills. Active discussions of scientific research and scientific method (hypothesis testing, experimental design, physiology methods, model systems, data analysis, and interpretation). Strong focus on oral and written communication skills. 

    Prerequisite: BIOL 353

    3 units

  • LTWR 302-3 – ST: Imagining Health and Illness in Film, Literature, and Comics

    Critically analyzes imaginative representations of illness, disability, beauty, weight, age, death/dying, and related body/mind topics in U.S. film, television, literature (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction), and multimedia (comics). Intersectional focus on how health and illness identities and other embodied social identities based on race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexualities, class, age inform each other and increase disparities in thriving. Applies basic models of literary and film analysis as well as key theories in medical humanities and disability studies in the humanities. 

    3 units

  • LTWR 502-4 – ST: Studies in Horror

    Explores a range of masterworks in horror fiction from past to present as well as emerging sub-genres and popular horror titles.  Covers horror genre theories and scholarship.  Considers the cultural significance of the horror genre, its aesthetics, and its roots in folkloric and gothic literary traditions.

    Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor.

    3 units

  • PSYC 440-6 – ST: Developing in the Digital Age

    Examines the influences of various media sources on the development of children and adolescents. Investigates television, internet, video games and mobile media use from an empirically supported and cultural platform. Discusses strategies for using technology productively at home and in school and explore techniques for protecting against destructive behaviors and addictions at all levels of intervention.

    Prerequisites: (PSYC 100 & 210) OR (PSYC 100 & PSYC 331) OR (PSYC 100 & PSYC 349), all with a C (2.0) or better.

    3 units

  • PSYC 440-8 - ST: Field Experiences in Child and Adolescent Development

    Provides field experience in community-based settings that support children, adolescents, and families. Includes 80 hours of internship at an approved field placement. Also engages students in structured activities inside and outside of class, reading related material, and completing reflective writing and presentations. Focuses on career exploration and readiness, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality, and developmentally appropriate and research-informed practices for children, youth, and families.

    Special Conditions: Certain sites may have additional requirements (e.g., background checks, TB tests, immunizations)

    Prerequisites: Nine (9) units of upper-division CHAD or Psychology courses.

    3 Units

  • SOC 180-1 - ST: Academic Success in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies

    Introduces students to, and teaches academic success in, the Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies majors. Covers writing for the discipline(s), current faculty research, and resources on campus for SOC and C&JS majors. Develops essential scholarly, and in turn, real-world analytical and problem-solving skills, effective communication, information literacy, and teamwork. Builds skills to be used and reinforced in the Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies majors.

    1 Unit

  • UNIV 280-5 - ST: Foundations of Self & Community

    Focuses on personal development and lifelong learning in the second year. Explores the construct of personal identity, multicultural awareness, community understanding, and civic engagement. Students will experience holistic support, with an emphasis on building lifelong learning skills through a variety of activities focused on deep reflection and intercultural development. This is the second class in the “University Experience” series. 

    1 Unit

  • WGSS 300-1 - ST: Introduction to Transgender Studies

    Introduces concepts, issues, and theory in the field of transgender studies, beginning with a brief historicizing of trans practice and discourse, exploring its medicalized roots and how trans activists have challenged these practices. Provides a global perspective on trans studies, mindfully looking at the intersections of community, race, class, and postcolonial history embedded within the field. Also examines trans representations in popular culture and the media.

    3 Units