Courses are listed by subject area.

The subject abbreviation designates the department/subject area and subdiscipline within that area. The set of three numbers refers to the specific course within the subject area. For example, MUSC refers to the subject area, Music, and 143 refers to the specific course, Survey of American Jazz.

In any reference to a specific course, the full set of subject area and course numbers should always be used.

Course numbers 000-099 are courses that carry no unit towards degree requirements; courses numbered 100-299 are lower division courses. Courses numbered 300-499 are upper division courses which may be dual listed as 500-699 for graduate unit. Courses at the 700 level are open only to graduate students.

A course number may occasionally have a letter suffix to designate that it is open only to students with a specific educational background preparation.

The letter "G" appearing after the course title identifies the course as one that can be used in satisfying the University General Education requirement. The second letter following the "G" identifies the category within General Education in which the course applies. Proficiency and diversity courses are identified with the appropriate designation after the course title.


These courses are available on a selected basis through most of the academic departments. The course descriptions are common to all departments. However, the prerequisites and the number of units permitted in certain programs may differ. Note the limitation of units for degree/programs identified in the Bulletin.


Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Workshops have as their primary goal the imparting of either a specialized knowledge base regarding an instructional strategy or method or a specific skill. Presentations which are more broadly based in content or which emphasize intensive study and/or research procedures are not to be offered under a workshop number or title.


A planned and directed group excursion involving extensive academically-focused travel, usually conducted in a foreign country.


Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.


Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.


Individual activity in an area of special interest for a variable number of units under the sponsorship and guidance of a faculty member.


Class Standing
fr - freshman
soph - sophomore
jr - junior
sr - senior
grad st - graduate standing

cons instr - consent of instructor
cons dept chp - consent of department chairperson
u - unit
*u - unit to be arranged
equiv - equivalent

G - designates a course that can be used in satisfying General Education. The letter following the "G" designates the category within General Education in which the course applies.

A - Arts
E - Ethnic Cultures or Women's Studies
H - Humanities
I - Interdisciplinary
L - Laboratory Natural Sciences
M - Math and Natural Sciences (non-lab)
P - Physical Education
S - Social Sciences

hr - hour(s)
intro - introductory
req - requirement

Coreq: - Corequisite - A course which must be completed prior to, or concurrent with, registration for the specified course.
Prereq: - Prerequisite - A requirement that must be satisfied before registering for the course.
Equiv: - Equivalent - A course for which unit cannot be earned because the content overlaps with the specified course.
yr - year

Information about auxiliary aids and academic course adjustments for qualified disabled individuals are available through the department chairperson.

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