NEW COURSES Approved after printing of the 2005-07 Catalog

Updated 1/26/07

AG 200  Special Problems for Undergraduates (1-2) (CR/NC)

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter. Credit can only be used to satisfy free electives. Credit/No Credit grading only. Prerequisite: Consent of rodeo coach/instructor.

AG 400  Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates (1-2) (CR/NC)

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter. Credit/No Credit grading only. Prerequisite: Consent of rodeo coach/instructor.

AGED 422  Organizing and Teaching K-6 Standards (4)

Objectives, content, techniques, materials, and recent trends of successful application of agricultural literacy and awareness to K-6 grade level standards. Ongoing projects, individual and group, allow for exploration and understanding of agriculture as a theme to teach all of the content areas, as well as assist in understanding the educational standards accompanying each lesson. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Liberal Studies Preservice candidate.

ASTR 200  Special Problems for Undergraduates (1-2)

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

ASTR 400  Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates (1-2)

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

BMED 111  Biomedical Engineering Calculations (3)

General introduction to bioengineering application of basic engineering science applied to topics in biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biotechnology, and related areas. Application of the concepts and methods of science, mathematics and engineering to problems in biomedical engineering. 3 lectures. Corequisite: MATH 142 or consent of instructor.

BMED 212  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design (3)

General introduction to bioengineering design, including examples of engineering analysis and design applied to representative topics in biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biotechnology, and related areas. Review of technological needs, design methodology, testing procedures, statistical analysis, governmental regulation, evaluation of costs and benefits, quality of life, and ethical issues. 2 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: MATH 143 or consent of instructor.

BMED 310  Biomedical Engineering Management and Analysis (4)

Fundamentals of biomedical engineering analysis. Use and application of tools and analytical methods used by bioengineers. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ME 211 or consent of instructor.

BMED 410  Biomechanics (4)

Introduction to physiological systems, with emphasis on structure and function of major tissues and organs. Application of mechanics to understand the behavior of these tissues and organs at gross and microscopic levels. Bioelastic solids. Rigid body biomechanics. Biofluids, basic mechanical properties of collagen and elastin, bone, cartilage, muscles, blood vessels, and other living tissues. Application of continuum mechanics to hard and soft tissues. Biomechanical engineering design for clinical applications. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ME 212, BMED 310 or consent of instructor.

BMED 420  Principles of Biomaterials Design (4)

Fundamentals of materials science as applied to bioengineering design. Natural and synthetic polymeric materials. Materials characterization and design. Wound repair, blood clotting, foreign body response, transplantation biology, biocompatibility of materials, tissue engineering. Artificial organs and medical devices. Government regulations. Patenting. Ethical issues. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: ME 212, BMED 310 or consent of instructor.

BMED 425  Biomedical Engineering Transport (4)

Mass transfer in solids, liquids, and gases with application to biological systems. Free and facilitated diffusion. Convective mass transfer. Diffusion-reaction phenomena. Active transport. Biological mass transfer coefficients. Nonequilibrium thermodynamic analysis of transport phenomena. The osmotic effect. Diffusion and exchange in biological systems. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: ME 302, BMED 310 or consent of instructor.

BMED 430  Biomedical Modeling and Simulation (4)

Finite element methods for anatomical modeling and boundary value problems in the biomechanics of tissues and biomedical devices. Nonlinear biodynamics, heat flow, cardiac impulse propagation, anatomic modeling, and biomechanics. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: BMED 420 or consent of instructor.

BMED 440  Bioelectronics and Instrumentation (4)

Analog and digital circuits in bioinstrumentation. Biomedical signals in continuous and discrete systems. Sampling and digital signal processing. Ultrasound, MRI, CT, Bioelectromagnetics. Electrokinetics. Biophysical phenomena, transducers, and electronics as related to the design of biomedical instrumentation. Potentiometric and amperometric signals and amplifiers. Biopotentials, membrane potentials, chemical sensors. Mechanical transducers for displacement, force and pressure. Temperature sensors. Flow sensors. Light-based instrumentation. Electrical safety. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: EE 201, BMED 310 or consent of instructor.

BMED 450  Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Engineering (4)

Current and evolving topics in biomedical engineering, including medical and industrial applications. Exploration of contemporary issues in biomedical engineering, including technical and societal implications. Class Schedule will list topics selected. Total credit limited to four 16 units. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Biomedical Engineering. Change effective Winter 2007.

BMED 455, 456  Bioengineering Design I, II (4) (4)

Preparation of formal engineering reports on a series of engineering analysis and design problems illustrating methodology from various branches of applied mechanics as applied to bioengineering problems. Statistical analysis. Governmental regulations. Bioethical issues. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: ME 341, BMED 410 or consent of instructor.

BMED 460  Engineering Physiology (4)

Physiology for biomedical engineering students, with an emphasis on control mechanisms and engineering principles. Engineering aspects of basic cell functions; biological control systems; muscle; neural; endocrine, and circulatory systems, digestive, respiratory, renal, and reproductive systems; regulation of metabolism, and defense mechanisms. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ZOO 331 or equivalent, BMED 310 or consent of instructor.

ES 241  Survey of Indigenous Studies (4)     GE D3  USCP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of indigenous studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 242  Survey of Africana Studies (4)     GE D3  USCP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African diasporic peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 243 Survey of Latino/a Studies (4)     GE D3  USCP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of Chicano/a and other Latino/a peoples within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 244 Survey of Asian American Studies (4)     GE D3  USCP

A survey of the interdisciplinary field of Asian American Studies and specifically the social, political, economic, legal, and cultural institutions of West Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian peoples in the United States within a transnational and global context. Special attention paid to the interlocking systems of race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly within but not limited to the United States. 4 lectures. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 310  Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics (4)     GE D5  USCP

Dynamics of hip-hop culture, its historical development, political significance, and social influence. How hip-hop exemplifies cross-cultural hybridization within not only Black communities nationally and internationally, but also amongst indigenous, Latino/a, and Asian peoples in the U.S. and beyond. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and two courses from D1, D2, D3 or D4. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 381  The Social Construction of Whiteness (4)  GE D5   USCP

The investigation of the social construction of race in the United States through historicizing the category of “whiteness.” Why “white” was invented as a racial category and how white privilege has been sustained through social, political, economic and legal practices. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and two courses from D1, D2, D3 or D4. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 390  Research Methodology in Comparative Ethnic Studies (4)

Theory and practice of research methodology in comparative ethnic studies. Topics include the scientific method, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and ethical practices. Research report prepared from start to finish, including database searching, collecting pilot data, and proper formatting of a research report. Issues of race in research practice and use foregrounded throughout. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Completion of Area A, STAT 217, ES 112 and three courses from ES 241, ES 242, ES 243, ES 244. Junior standing. (Valid Fall 2006) 

ES 410  Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies (4)

Selected topics and issues in comparative ethnic studies. Class Schedule will list topic selected. Repeatable for a maximum of 8 units. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: ES 390 or consent of instructor. (Valid Fall 2006) 

ES 450  Fieldwork in Comparative Ethnic Studies (4)

Supervised project based on fieldwork in comparative ethnic studies. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: ES 390 or consent of instructor. (Valid Fall 2006)

ES 461  Senior Project (4)

Completion of a project under faculty supervision. Results presented in a formal paper or project. Prerequisite: ES 390 and departmental approval. (Valid Fall 2006)    

HNRS 230  Philosophical Classics: Metaphysics and Epistemology (4)
(Also listed as PHIL 230)              GE C2

Study of several classic works from the history of philosophy on issues in metaphysics and epistemology. At least one will be from the Ancient period, and at least one from the Modern era. No more than one from the twentieth century. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.