California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo

EXPERIMENTAL COURSES — 2005-07
(Summer 2005 through Spring 2007)

Updated 1/26/07

Valid academic courses that are not included in the University Catalog. They provide an opportunity for experimentation without delays for courses that are necessary, before new courses and programs can be reviewed for inclusion in the University Catalog.

AERO X465 Thermodynamic Models for Aircraft Turbine Engines (4)

Modeling of air breathing propulsion systems based on the Brayton Cycle with applications to design point and off design point performance estimation and optimization applied to subsonic and supersonic aircraft. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Senior standing; concurrent: AERO 443.

AERO X517  Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization (4)

Numerical optimization applied to the design of complex systems. Multi-criteria decision making, unconstrained and constrained optimization methods, system sensitivity analysis, system decomposition techniques, and multidisciplinary design optimization. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Familiarity with programming in Matlab. Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

AGB X404  Food Retail Management (4)

Retailing of food products with focus on consumer marketing. Food product, promotion, pricing, distribution of food products with emphasis on various channels of food retailing. Store level strategies, new product roll out, category and vendor management, center store, niche food retailers. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: AGB 301 or consent of instructor.

AGED X526  Curriculum Development in Horticultural Sciences (3)

Development of lesson plans that meet educational state standards and that provide sound background for entry into the “Green Industry” or for entrepreneurial endeavors. Teaching methods and identification of resources and materials. 2 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: HCS 120 or EHS 230, senior or graduate standing. Open to agricultural educators or credential students only.

ANT X345  Human Behavioral Ecology (4)       GE D5

Biological and cultural influences of natural and sexual selection on individual behavior. Ecological effects on human behavior to reproduce and acquire resources. Scientific method for understanding foraging behavior, group living, social skills, kinship, parenting, religion, and mating. Cross-cultural, cross-sex, and cross-species comparisons. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of one GE B2 and one lower-division Area D course.

ARCH X370  Native American Architecture and Place (4)  GE C4  USCP
     (Also listed as ES X370)

The role of culture and setting in the construction of spatial, material and landscape concepts and artifacts, through the introduction of selected North American cultures, with focus from 1300 AD through contemporary time. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: GE Area A, GE Area C3.

BIO X232  Nanotechnology, Human Biology, Ethics and Society (4)
     (Also listed as MATE X232)

Focus on four nanotechnology examples as focal points for the themes of nanoscale science and technology, human biology, society, ethics, and systems thinking: gold nanoshells for cancer treatment; molecular manufacturing; tissue engineering for a vital organ; and a microfluidic glucose sensor. The focal points provide natural contexts for learning biology at the cellular level, the molecular level, the organ level and the biological systems level, respectively. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: GE Areas B1-B3.

BMED X500  Individual Study (2-4)

Individual investigation, research, studies or surveys of selected problems. Advanced study planned and completed under the direction of faculty. Open to graduate students who have demonstrated the ability to do independent work. Total credit limited to 8 units. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of department chair.

BMED X530  Biomaterials (4)

Structure-function relationships for materials in contact with biological systems. Interactions of materials implanted in the body. Histological and hematological considerations including foreign body responses, inflammation, carcinogenicity, thrombosis, hemolysis, immunogenic and toxic properties. Microbial interaction with material surfaces, degradation. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: ENGR 213, MATE 210 and graduate standing or consent of instructor.

BMED X563  Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar (2)

Selected topics of interest to biomedical engineering and other graduate students. Open to graduate students and selected seniors. A forum to share information about research, and research tools, an opportunity to discuss topics of interest with professionals in the field, academics and other graduate students. Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 4 units. 1 seminar, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

BMED X591  Thesis Project Design Laboratory I (2)

Selection and completion of project by individuals or team which is typical of problems graduates must solve in their fields of employment or applied research. Project may involve, but is not limited to, physical modeling and testing of integrated design projects, costs, planning, scheduling and research and may involve students from several disciplines. Formulation of outline, literature review, and project schedule. 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

BMED X592  Thesis Project Design Laboratory II (2)

Continuation of BMED X591. Completion of project by individuals or team which is typical of problems graduates must solve in their fields of employment or applied research. Project may involve, but is not limited to physical modeling and testing of integrated design projects, costs, planning scheduling and research and may involve students from several disciplines. Formulation of outline, literature review, and project schedule. 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: BMED X591 or consent of instructor.

BRAE X320  Principles of BioResource Engineering (4)

Theory and applications of bioprocess technology in biological and agricultural systems. Engineering properties of biological materials and organisms. Basic unit operations, fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer as applied to bioprocess technology. Special requirements of agricultural and biological processes. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: BRAE 128, BRAE 232, BRAE 236, CHEM 125, PHYS 132, BIO 213 and BRAE 213 or ENGR 213, or MCRO 221.

BUS X290  Business Programming (4)

Fundamentals of computer programming related to business applications. Application development using graphical user interface controls, variables, data types, and input/output with text files. 4 lectures.

CE X405  Concrete Materials (4)

Supplementary cementitious materials and chemical admixtures and their incorporation into concrete mix designs. Design and testing of concrete for durability and other specialized properties. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 259.

CE X452  Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (4)

A second course in design of reinforced concrete structures with emphasis placed on reinforced concrete behavior and design applications. Topics include deflection calculations, inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete components and systems, strut-and-tie modeling, seismic detailing, and two-way slabs. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 355.

CE X488  Civil Engineering Risk Analysis (4)

Introduction to the basic concepts of probability theory, statistics, and decision theory as they pertain to problems in civil and environmental engineering. Emphasis on the use of probabilistic modeling, Bayesian statistics, risk analysis, and decision theory. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 381.

CE X503  Nonlinear Analysis and Structural Modeling (4)

Introduction into nonlinear structural analysis of structural systems from fundamental principles to use of available software to solve problems. Topics include nonlinear geometric and material effects, distributed plasticity line elements both in the stiffness and flexibility domain, lumped plasticity models, and second order stability analysis. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 501.

CE X536  Computer Applications in Water Resources with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (4)

Modeling, design and analysis of water, wastewater, stormwater systems. Integration of water resources systems with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 336; corequisite: CE 440.

CE X588 Ground Improvement (4)

Investigation of ground improvement applications for modification of geomechanical and hydraulic properties of soils. Engineering properties of soft ground and high water content materials. Investigation of mechanical, chemical, and thermal stabilization for foundation and environmental remediation applications. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 381, CE 382, and CE 481.

CE X589  Geosynthetics Engineering (4)

Geosynthetics applications within civil engineering. Design content for geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and transportation applications. Manufacturing processes, material properties, interaction with soils, and service conditions. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 481.

CHEM X220  Introduction to Chemical Oceanography (1) (CR/NC)

Chemical composition of seawater, especially the mechanisms that control the concentration of each element. Interrelationships of chemical, biological, geological, and physical oceanography integrated into each topic . Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture. Available to students aboard The Golden Bear on the Cal Poly at Sea Cruise.

CHEM X240  ARGO Float Deployment (1) (CR/NC)

Student participation in the ARGO float program which collects data about the temperature and salinity of seawater world-wide, both at the surface and at depths up to 2000 meters. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture. Available to students aboard The Golden Bear on the Cal Poly at Sea Cruise.

CPE X133  Digital Design (4)

Number systems, Boolean algebra, Boolean functions, and function minimization. Analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Hardware Description Language (HDL) concepts and applications, digital design and synthesis in Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: CSC 101 or equivalent.

CRP X424  Reflections of Planning in Cinema (3)

Analysis of the depiction of planning and related themes in film. Critical reflection through these depictions on the effects of planning practices, institutions, and idiosyncrasies on society. Dialectical discussion of planning history, theory, and practice with themes that emerge from particular films. 2 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: CRP 212, CRP 501, or equivalent.

CRP X458  Community Safety Planning and Design (4)

Creation of safer, more resilient cities through systematic application of urban disaster risk reduction and regeneration planning principles and methods. Integration of insights from design, resource management, and urban administration professions for minimizing disaster losses and facilitating recovery. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CRP X463  Senior Project Professional Practice (4)

Practical applications of city and regional planning theory and practice solving problems related to the built environment. Assembly of project documents and reports that meet the senior project requirement. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: CRP 411 and senior standing.

CSC X225  Introduction to Computer Organization (4)

Introduction to computing systems. Study of a simple instruction set architecture and the computer hardware needed to implement that architecture. Machine and assembly language programming. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: CPE 129/169; CSC 102.

DSCI X123  Dairy Science Orientation (1) CR/NC

Curricula, career paths, and opportunities for involvement in the dairy industry. Campus resources and tips for academic success. Student and professional organizations and affiliations. Meet and interact with each member of the faculty, Dairy Club officers, and industry guests. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture.

DSCI X461  Senior Project (3)

Selection and completion of a project under faculty supervision. Projects typical of problems which graduates must solve in their fields of employment. Project results presented in a formal written report. 2 lectures and supervised work. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

ECON X464  Applied Senior Project (4)

Analysis of selected topics and problems in directed individual or group-based projects. Projects require application of economic models, principles and theory to investigate important business, economic or social issues. Formal report required. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: ECON 311, ECON 313 and senior standing.

EDUC X433  Foundations of Bilingual Education (4)

History, theories, and practices associated with contemporary bilingual education in California and the U.S. Observation and limited teaching in bilingual classrooms. Approximately one-half of the class will be taught in Spanish. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Spanish proficiency demonstrated by passing SPAN 122 or equivalent with a grade of B or better, or by consent of instructor.

EDUC X508  Digital Moviemaking for K-12 Educators (4)

Digital moviemaking as the centerpiece of constructivist learning projects in K-12 classrooms. Project-based. Tools and skills for digital moviemaking. Designing constructivist lessons that require K-12 students to make their own movies. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: EDUC 481 or EDUC 507 or consent of instructor.

EDUC X509  Robotics for K-12 Educators (4)

The use of robots as the centerpiece of constructivist learning projects in K-12 classrooms. Project-based. Learning to build and program robots and design constructivist lessons around them. No technical background required. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EE X231  Supplemental Instruction for EE 211 (1) (CR/NC)

Homework problems and questions answered. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in EE 211 required.

EE X248  Supplemental Instruction for EE 228 (1) (CR/NC)

Homework problems and questions answered. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in EE 228 required.

EE X344  Supplemental Instruction for EE 314 (1) (CR/NC)

Homework problems and questions answered. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in EE 314 required.

EE X424  Introduction to Remote Sensing (4)

Radiation characteristics, sensor platforms, satellite systems, system design tradeoffs, collection and transmission of radiometric data, active radar and microwave remote sensing, interpretation of data for various commercial and military applications. Case studies of representative applications. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor.

EE X440  RF Wireless Communications (3)

Antennas, propagation, transceiver and key components designs. Design and analysis of the RF stages of modern wireless communication systems. 3 lectures. Prerequisite: EE 314, EE 402, or consent of instructor. Concurrent: EE X441.

EE X441  RF Wireless Communications Laboratory (1)

Experimental investigation of RF communication wireless systems. Experiments on mixers, low noise amplifiers, frequency synthesizers and transceiver system integration. 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: EE 442. Concurrent: EE X440.

EHS X521  Growing and Selling Horticulture Products for Educators (3)

Skills and techniques of propagation and production of horticulture crops. Scheduling, growing media, construction and plant identification. Marketing plans and promotions. Teaching methods. Identification of resources and materials. Curriculum development. 2 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: HCS 120 or EHS 230, senior or graduate standing, or consent of instructor. Open to Education master’s students only.

ENGL X201  Introduction to Literary Studies (4)

Introduction to the major genres typical of literature in different periods. Introduction to the forms of writing and research methods typical of literary criticism. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

ENGL X382  LGBT Literature and Media (4)     GE C4

Representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered individuals and issues, late 19th century to the present. Topics covered: the closet, homophobia, coming out, AIDS, same-sex marriage, intersections of sexuality, race, class, gender identity. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and C1.

ENGL X468  The Rhetoric of the Image (4)

The complicated and dependent relationship between still and moving images and written texts. How images and print communicate rhetorically with people as readers, viewers, and consumers. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and junior standing.

ENGL X469  Women’s Rhetoric(s): Definitions, Contexts, Issues (4)

Theoretical questions about what constitutes women’s rhetoric(s). How women have used and accommodated traditional methods of argument to argue for and enact a changed world. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and C4.

ENVE X472  Water Filtration Design (3)

Design and construction of a small-scale water filtration system. Theory of slow sand filtration, activated carbon adsorption and other processes governing water filtration. 2 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ENVE 331.

ENVE X550  Environmental Management Systems (4)

Environmental management for industry. Understanding the language and intent of ISO 14000 and other environmental management standards. Application in industry, to provide best practice solutions using environmental engineering fundamentals, pollution prevention and cost/benefit analyses. Field and/or project work. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

ERSC X544  Earth Sciences for Educators (3)

An interdisciplinary earth science course which emphasizes the understanding of Earth as multiple systems of interrelated air, water, land, life, and social processes. A science-based curricula incorporating concepts, learning resources, and application in the field. 3 lectures. Prerequisite: Graduate or senior standing.

ES X310  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.

ES X370  Native American Architecture and Place (4)  GE C4   USCP
     (Also listed as ARCH X370)

The role of culture and setting in the construction of spatial, material and landscape concepts and artifacts, through the introduction of selected North American cultures, with focus from 1300 AD through contemporary time. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: GE Area A, GE Area C3.

FNR X340  Wildland Fire Management (3)

Wildland fuels, fire weather, and fire danger ratings in chaparral, grassland, and forested areas. Advanced modeling of surface and crown fire behavior. Fire management strategies and implications. Policies and objectives of fire management organizations. Saturday field trips may be required. 3 lectures. Prerequisite: FNR 204 or consent of instructor.

GEOL X395  Structural Geology (4)

Recognition, interpretation, and depiction of geologic structures. Understanding rock deformation through study of faults and folds. Required weekend field trips. Letter grade only. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: GEOL 201, GEOL 241, ERSC 223.

GSB X528  Commercial Development of Innovative Technologies (4)

Conceptual business frameworks for commercialization of new and innovative products and technologies. Business aspects of innovative technologies as they relate to core functional areas such as finance, accounting, marketing, operations, and business and intellectual property law. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the OCOB Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.

GSB X529  Effective Communication Skills for Managers (4)

Enhancement of business writing and oral presentation skills, organized around two areas: 1) preparing written business documents and reports, and 2) professional oral presentation skills. Preparation of a variety of business reports and documents; multiple business presentations. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the OCOB Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.

GSB X563 International Business Tour (4)

Business tour exposure to different management systems and their operating environments. Pre-trip and on-the-road meetings, readings, case studies and discussions. Tours of factories, multinational and local firms, government offices and ministries and port facilities; interviews of managers and government officials. Conducted in English; no prior international business or travel experience required. Class Schedule will list topic selected. 2 seminars, 2 activities. Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the OCOB Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.

HCS X415  Floral Design for Agricultural Educators (1)

Floral design practices, techniques and construction used in teaching floral design in a classroom setting. The designs and instruction required for orchestrating the designs in the State FFA Contest. 1 activity. Prerequisite: Credential candidate with teaching technique coursework, or consent of instructor.

HCS X575  Postharvest Instrumentation and Experimentation (3)

Hands-on instruction in the instrumentation available to conduct postharvest research, including discussions of the scientific method and typical postharvest studies. Required implementation and dissemination, both as a slide presentation and a poster, of a personalized postharvest experiment. 2 laboratories plus independent research outside of regularly-scheduled lab times. Prerequisite: STAT 218 or equivalent, and senior or graduate standing.

HIST X208  Survey of California History (4)

Survey of California history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Native American culture, Spanish imperialism, the Mexican War, gold rush, immigration, dominance of the Southern Pacific Railroad, progressivism, growth of Los Angeles, and California’s impact on national and world economy and politics. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Open to Liberal Studies majors only. (Change effective Winter 2007.)

HIST X210  World History I (5000 B.C.E. to 1789) (4)     GE D3 (effective Spring 2006)

Global history from the beginnings of organized agriculture to the Industrial Revolution (5000 B.C.E. to 1789). Focus on causation, using geography and cultural creation to highlight economic, political, social, and intellectual developments of the major civilizations of Earth. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Open to History and Liberal Studies majors only. (Changes effective Spring 2006.)

HIST X319  Modern South and Southeast Asia (4)     GE D5

Modern histories of South and Southeast Asia: traditional empires and cultures, spread of modern capitalism, Western and Japanese colonialism, decolonization and independence, ethnic and religious tensions, roles in contemporary economy and geopolitics. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A. Completion of two courses in lower-division Area D (preferably D2 and D3), or consent of instructor.

HIST X425  Social Sciences Teaching Practicum (1) (CR/NC)

Practicum for part-time and full-time student teachers in the social science credential program. Teaching techniques and strategies useful for addressing a wide range of issues that arise in 6-12 social science classrooms. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 seminar. Prerequisite: HIST 424; corequisite: EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

HIST X458  Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe (4)

Social, economic, political, and cultural effects of changing gender systems in modern Europe, particularly but not exclusively with regard to sex and sexuality. 3 lectures and research project. Prerequisite: HIST 303, junior standing, or consent of instructor.

HNRS X324  The Historical Novel in the United States, 1960s to the Present (4)
(Also listed as HIST 324) GE D5

An introduction to the historical novel as it has developed in the United States since the 1960s. Exploration of how historical novels typically represent the past and the ways in which they change our notion of what counts as “history.” 4 lectures. Prerequisite: GE D1 and any other lower-division Area D course.

HNRS X380 Ecolit: Reading and Writing the Landscape (4) (Also listed as ENGL 380’s approved subtitle of same name)    GE C4

Nature writing or ecoliterature, an ancient literary genre that has achieved new prominence among critics, teachers, writers and readers. A balance of humanities and science, art and nature, reading and writing, talking and walking. Great works of environmental literature and their traditions, the geography and ecology of Cal Poly’s ten thousand acres, and practical methods of observation and expression. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A.

HUM X450  Summer Internship in London (12) (CR/NC)

Extensive work experience in a London placement. Administration, orientation, and supervision by the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London. Must be able to do independent work in a career field in an international setting. Intensive two-week orientation course; eight-week full-time work assignment. Evaluation by course instructor, internship supervisor, and employer. Credit/No Credit grading only. 4 lectures, 8 supervision. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above; 2.6 GPA; and advisor approval.

IT X457  Radio Frequency Identification in Supply Chain Management (4)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology holds the promise to revolutionize supply chain management. Thorough overview of the technology from the managerial standpoint. Development of simple RFID solutions using a development kit. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or PHYS 122, MATH 141 or MATH 221.

IT X545  Product Conceptualization and Execution Using Rapid Prototyping (4)

Product development using current solid modeling and rapid prototyping technologies. Comprehensive simulation of the product development life cycle from initial concept to completed prototype. Applications of three-dimensional solid modeling and rapid prototyping to follow a product from conception to completion. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean of OCOB Graduate programs.

JOUR X415  Advanced Public Relations Practice (4)

Application of public relations tools/techniques required to create, manage, and implement a comprehensive, professional public relations campaign. Research, planning, writing goals and objectives; establishing themes, strategies, and plan evaluations. Public relations crisis management. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: JOUR 413.

LS X213  Historical and Cultural Influences in the Development of Art, Science and Education (4)

Interconnectedness of the development of innovations in art, science and approaches to education in cultures ancient to modern. Focus on the intellectual contributions, artistic forms and traditions, including religious beliefs, as well as the evolution of artistic and scientific thought and its influence on educational systems from the medieval  monasteries to contemporary universities. 4 lectures.

LS X214  The Constitution and American Educational Institutions (4)

Introduction to Bill of Rights and Constitution with focus on examination of significant legislation and American court cases that have affected public education from the colonial period to present. Overview of contributions of Franklin, Jefferson, Webster and other early figures. Landmark decision regarding discrimination, women’s rights, religion, censorship, disabilities and student civil liberties. 4 lectures.

LS X475  Teaching Standards Based Art in the Elementary Classroom: A Distance Learning Course (1-5)

Distance learning course fulfilling content preparation for teaching candidates to meet state and national requirements to teach the arts in K-8. Development of lessons anchored on significant works of art which facilitate artistic perception, historical/cultural implications, aesthetic valuing, and creative skills. 1-5 lectures. Prerequisite: Two or more years of transferable college coursework. GE Area A requirements met.

MATE X130  Introduction to Materials Engineering Practice Design Laboratory III (1)

Third design laboratory in a sequence. Includes working in teams on project that benefits humanity. Issues of engineering ethics, technology and society, the environment and sustainability. 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: MATE 120.

MATE X222  Materials Selection for the Life Cycle (4)

Materials and product design, materials selection methodologies using current software, principles of green engineering, eco-design, and sustainability, life cycle analysis of engineered products using current software, ecological impact of materials and processes. Case studies used to illustrate concepts. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: ARCH 106 or MATE 210 of consent of instructor.

MATE X232  Nanotechnology, Human Biology, Ethics and Society (4)
     (Also listed as BIO X232)

Focus on four nanotechnology examples as focal points for the themes of nanoscale science and technology, human biology, society, ethics, and systems thinking: gold nanoshells for cancer treatment; molecular manufacturing; tissue engineering for a vital organ; and a microfluidic glucose sensor. The focal points provide natural contexts for learning biology at the cellular level, the molecular level, the organ level and the biological systems level, respectively. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: GE Areas B1-B3.

MATE X322  Design Project Management (2) (CR/NC)

Project management of engineering designs. Development of leadership qualities. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 seminar, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: For Materials Engineering majors only. MATE 340, MATE 345.

MATE X424  Design of Educational Museum Displays for Materials Engineering (2)

Design and creation of interactive museum displays that highlight materials science and engineering. Projects done in teams and used in the SciTechatorium at the Santa Fe-Bellvue Elementary school in Avila. Educational presentations. 2 activities. Prerequisite: MATE 210 or consent of instructor.

MATE X510  Materials Analysis (4)

Fundamentals of materials surface analysis methods and thin-film microanalytical techniques, including scanning probe microscopy (SPM), auger emission spectroscopy (AES), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Raman and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). 4 lectures. Prerequisite: MATE 210, MATE 340, graduate standing or consent of instructor.

MATE X550  Micro Systems Design and Manufacture (4)

Fundamentals of intelligent systems employing sensors, actuators and intelligent controls. Impact on material properties as devices shrink in the micrometer realm. Applications toward exploring nanotechnology. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: MATE 210, MATE 340, graduate standing or consent of instructor.

MATE X555  Micro Systems Laboratory (2) (Also listed as ME X555)

Design, fabrication and testing of a microfluidic device. Utilization of a rapid prototype soft lithography processing technique to create micro channels, valves, mixing chambers, etc., for controlling fluid flow dynamics. 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: ME 341, MATE 430 or consent of instructor; corequisite: MATE X550 or consent of instructor.

MATH X425  Mathematics Student Teaching Seminar (1) (CR/NC)

Principles and practice in effective teaching of mathematics at the middle and high school level, learning theories, curriculum content and structure, classroom issues, and the teaching profession. Credit/No Credit grading only. Total credit limited to 2 units. 1 seminar. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Step II of the Single Subject Credential Program in Mathematics. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

MATH X504  Advanced Mathematical Topics for Teachers (1-4) (CR/NC)

Advanced mathematical topics for practicing credentialed teachers. Professional growth through improvement of teachers’ mathematical content knowledge. Pedagogical approaches to the teaching of mathematics using technology, discussion, reflection, and hands-on activities. Content varies according to teaching level. Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. Not open to students in major or master’s degree program in mathematics. 1-4 activities. Prerequisite: Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential or consent of instructor.

ME X540  Viscous Flow (4)

Review of tensor calculus and indicial notation. Development of Reynolds Transport Theory. Development of the equations of fluid motion from Lagrangian description. Special forms of the governing equations of fluid motion. Internal flows and other classic solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations. Law of the Wall and turbulence. Advanced internal compressible flow. Surface waves. Prerequisite: ME 342 or ME X347, MATH 418, graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ME X555  Micro Systems Laboratory (2) (Also listed as MATE X555)

Design, fabrication and testing of a microfluidic device. Utilization of a rapid prototype soft lithography processing technique to create micro channels, valves, mixing chambers, etc., for controlling fluid flow dynamics. 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: ME 341, MATE 430 or consent of instructor; corequisite: MATE X550 or consent of instructor.

ME X565  Introduction to Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms (4)

Introduction to spacecraft structures and mechanisms, including solid mechanics, dynamics and vibration, modal analysis and thermal effects. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ME X579  Fluid Power Control (4)

Design, analysis, and control of fluid power systems. Steady-state analysis of valves, actuators, and transmissions. Dynamic modeling, response, stability, and control analysis via linear element representation and computer simulation. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ME 422 or equivalent.

PE X181  Non-Traditional Sports – Lacrosse (1) (CR/NC)

Fundamental skills, rules and strategies used in playing Lacrosse. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 activity.

PEM/PEW X195  Golf (2)

Practice time for members of NCAA Golf Team. 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: Approved member of team.

POLS X380 Religion and Politics in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (4) 
(Also listed as RELS X380)

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Examination of the root causes of the conflict, its current manifestation, and possibilities for solutions from the perspective of religious studies and political science. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or POLS 229, or RELS 309.

POLS X510  Research Design (4)

Exploration in policy research problem definition, framing hypotheses, literature review, sampling, measurement, and approaches to analysis. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PSY X375  Forensic Psychology (4)

The application and practice of psychology in both the civil and criminal justice systems, with the following topics examined: police and investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, correctional psychology, expert witness testimony, and assessment techniques in forensic psychology. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: PSY 201 or PSY 202.

PSY X435  Psychopathology in Literature and Film (4)

Use of memoirs, novels, short-form fiction, and feature films to illustrate a variety of psychiatric disorders (e.g., psychotic, mood, anxiety, dissociative, somatoform, substance use, eating, and personality disorders). Weekly reaction papers and final exam determine grade. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: PSY 405.

PSY X472  Multicultural Psychology (4)     USCP

The impact of culture, ethnicity, and race on human behavior within the framework of psychological theory and research. Emphasis on ethnic minority groups within the U.S., including: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Latino/a Americans. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: PSY 201 or PSY 202 and junior/senior standing.

RELS X205  Jesus (4)

Exploration and analysis of the person of Jesus. Examination of our sources of knowledge about him, his self-understanding, and various interpretations of him in historical, comparative, and contemporary settings. 4 lectures.  

RELS X374 Religion and Violence (4)     GE C4

Historical and contemporary case studies of how various religions have condoned, motivated and justified violence. The place of sacrifice, martyrdom, self-injury and forced conversion in religious doctrines. Representations of religious violence in the media. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and PHIL 230 or PHIL 231.

RELS X380 Religion and Politics in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (4) 
(Also listed as POLS X380)

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Examination of the root causes of the conflict, its current manifestation, and possibilities for solutions from the perspective of religious studies and political science. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: POLS 225 or POLS 229, or RELS 309.

SCM X330  Ocean Discovery through Technology (4)     GE Area F

Advances in technology are providing society with a new understanding of the ocean. Emphasis on the advances made in sensors and sensor platforms, such as ships, satellites, and underwater vehicles. An introduction to the marine science and current issues provides context for the course. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area B and junior standing.

SCM X335  Nuclear Science and Society (4)     GE Area F

Scientific and public policy aspects of nuclear phenomena as represented in technology, warfare, health and medicine, and the environment. Topics include: nuclear proliferation, reactor design and safety, nuclear accidents, disposal of radioactive waste, nuclear medicine, food irradiation, and nuclear fusion. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of GE Area B or consent of instructor.

SOC X450  Southeast Asian Economic Development (4)

Focus on poverty and economic development in Southeast Asian countries. The historical, political, and cultural differences among the Southeast Asian nations that lead to different outcomes for economic development and poverty reduction in these nations. Specific development and poverty reduction programs in the successful nations (primarily Thailand and Vietnam) that have led to rapid poverty reduction in these nations. Research papers required. 4 seminars. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

SPAN X302  Advanced Conversation and Composition in Spanish (4)

Formal discussion and writing of selected cultural ideas from the Spanish speaking world. Focus on individual and group presentations and in-class writing and speaking assignments that assist in acquiring more vocabulary and ability to use critical thinking skills in Spanish. Course taught in Spanish. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: SPAN 124 or equivalent.

STAT X320  Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematics and Statistics (4)

Introduction to statistical concepts and methods at post-calculus level. Observational studies, controlled experiments, scope of conclusions. Graphical, numerical summaries. Concepts, interpretations of significance tests, confidence intervals. Hypergeometric, binomial, and normal distributions. Use of MINITAB statistical package. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: MATH 142.

STAT X523  Design and Analysis of Experiments I (4)

Principles, construction and analysis of experimental designs. Completely randomized, randomized complete block, Latin squares, Graeco Latin squares, factorial, and nested designs. Fixed and random effects, expected mean squares, multiple comparisons, and analysis of covariance. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: STAT 513 or consent of instructor. Not available to students with credit for STAT 323.

UNIV X330  Cal Poly Land: Nature, Technology and Society (4) 
(Also listed as AG/HUM 330)           GE Area F

Scientific investigation of the natural features of the Cal Poly landscape and their transformations by land management technology. Analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and political effects of agricultural, resource extraction and construction technology on that landscape. Emphasis on the educational, land-use and long term planning issues of technology presented by this case study. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and B, and junior standing.

UNIV X333 World Food Systems (4)     GE Area F
(Also listed as POLS 333)

Integrated, interdisciplinary study of the technologies of global food production, environmental and social issues related to the application of those technologies, and moral and ethical issues associated with global food production and distribution. Emphasis on the politics of change. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area B.

UNIV X339  Disaster-Resistant Sustainable Communities (4)     GE Area F

Creation of safer, more resilient cities through systematic application of urban disaster risk reduction methods that utilize the technology of GIS combined with principles from the engineering and geo- sciences. Emphasis on hazard identification and methods to lower disaster risk. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area B and junior standing.

UNIV X350  The Global Environment (4)     GE Area F
(Also listed as AG/BUS/EDES/HUM/SCM 350)

Interdisciplinary investigation of how human activities impact the Earth’s environment on a global scale. Examination of population, resource use, climate change, and biodiversity from scientific/technical and social/economic/historical/political perspectives. Use of remote sensing maps. Sustainable solutions. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas A and B and junior standing.

UNIV X361  Modernism (4)     GE C4 (Also listed as HUM 361)

Interdisciplinary survey of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century concepts and cultural movements known as modernism throughout Europe, North America and Latin America. Disciplines may include architecture, art, drama, literature, music, philosophy and photography. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and one class from Area C.

WVIT X101  Orientation to Wine and Viticulture (1) (CR/NC)

Introduction to the wine and viticulture program. Emphasis on curriculum and career planning. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture.

WVIT X202  Enology I (4)

Introductory course in wine making designed for all Wine and Viticulture majors. Introductions to equipment, fermentation chemistry, winery management and the relationship between grape growing and wine making. Prerequisite: WVIT 101, CHEM 111.

WVIT X339  Internship in Wine and Viticulture (1-12) (CR/NC)

One or two quarters spent with an approved wine industry employer engaged in wine production or related agribusiness and viticulture activities. Applying and developing production and managerial skills and abilities. One unit of credit may be allowed for each full week of completed and reported internship. Degree credit limited to 6 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. Prerequisite: WVIT 202, FRSC 231, junior standing, and consent of internship instructor.

WVIT X404  Enology II (4)

Understanding and assessment of the key chemical, sensory and processing considerations important to premium commercial wine production. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: WVIT 202, FSN 464.