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ANTH 5a - Human Origins

4 credit hours
Instructor: Javier Urcid
Requirements Fulfilled: ss
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 2 to July 3, 2014
This course studies major evolutionary transformations of humanity from early hominins to fully modern Homo sapiens, and offers an introduction the theoretical frameworks and biological processes that explain these transformations. Fossils and archaeological evidence serve to highlight the origins of bipedalism, and symbolic practices including art and language, and the shift from foraging to agricultural and pastoral societies.
Sage class number: 2385
Course Tuition: $2,320 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 11a-2 - General Chemistry I - Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Michael Vela
Requirements Fulfilled: qr, sn
M, T, Th, F 9:00 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 7 to August 8, 2014
This course may not be taken for credit by students who have passed CHEM 10a or 15a in previous years. The corresponding lab is CHEM 18a - Section 2, Sage class number: 2132. The small summer class size will allow the instructor to set the pace of the course in accord with the needs of students who have had varying previous exposure to chemistry. This course will cover the subject matter of a conventional Fall semester chemistry course, providing the student with an understanding of the principles and concepts underlying the molecular processes and macroscopic chemical changes of matter. Following an introduction to stoichiometry, a background of quantum theory and atomic structure will lead to an understanding of molecular bonding and structure, and states of matter and phase changes. The study of reaction energetics and kinetics will be followed by solution equilibria, electrochemistry and acid-base reactions. The course will conclude with applications to organic and inorganic chemistry. This course will provide students with the full range of chemical topics desired when only a single semester of chemistry is adequate for their needs. PLEASE NOTE: This class will meet on Mondays from 9am-12noon to allow for an extra hour of instruction. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
Sage class number: 2130
Course Tuition: $2,422 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

CHEM 18a-2 - General Chemistry Laboratory I - Section 2 (Summer Ses. 2)

2 credit hours
Instructor: Michael Vela
Requirements Fulfilled:
M, Th 1:00 - 5:20 PM

Summer Session II: July 7 to August 8, 2014
Corequisite: CHEM 11a-Section 2. Dropping CHEM 11a necessitates written permission from the lab instructor to continue with this course. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits. This course may not be taken by students who have passed CHEM 19a in previous years.
The enrollment in this class is limited, allowing close supervision of each student's performance. Experiments are designed to illustrate the topics discussed in CHEM 11a, including atomic spectra, stoichiometry, gas laws, and chemical reactions. This course will include gravimetric, volumetric, and synthesis and spectrometric analysis of an inorganic complex. Techniques of measurement and the assessment of errors will be stressed.
Sage class number: 2132
Course Tuition: $1,616 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

COSI 11a - Programming in Java and C

4 credit hours
Instructor: Antonella DiLillo
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, Th 11:00 AM - 1:20 PM

Summer Session I: June 2 to July 3, 2014
This is an experiential learning course. Open only to students with no previous programing background.
This course serves as a general introduction to structured programming and problem solving using C and Java in the context of the Internet. Students also learn GUI programming and advanced HTML authoring.
Sage class number: 2182
Course Tuition: $2,422 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10a - Techniques of Calculus (a)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Cristobal Lemus
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 9:00 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session I: June 2 to July 3, 2014
Prerequisite: A satisfactory grade of C- or higher in MATH 5a or placement by examination. Students may not take MATH 10a if they have received a satisfactory grade in MATH 10b or MATH 20a. MATH 10a is an introduction to differential (and some integral) calculus of one variable, with emphasis on techniques and applications. You can view a syllabus for this class here.

If you are uncertain whether your previous mathematics study will prepare you for the courses you see listed here, please visit the Registrar's website at: Mathematics Calculus Placement Testing and scroll down to "Mathematics" for a copy of the University's Math placement exam. The exam is designed to be taken and graded by the student.
Sage class number: 2103
Course Tuition: $2,422 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 1a - Introduction to Music

4 credit hours
Instructor: Elizabeth Perten
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 6:30 - 8:50 PM

Summer Session II: July 7 to August 8, 2014
This course is an introduction to Western art music. Through class discussion, readings, listening examples, and individual research, we will survey musical history from the Middle Ages through to today and analyze not only the development of musical form and style, but the socio-cultural contexts in which these works were produced. This course challenges students to question history and its production, both through the analysis of historical primary sources and our own textbook. Students will leave this class not only with significant knowledge of musical terms, stylistic periods, traits, and composers (from the traditional canon and others) of Western Classical music, but also an understanding of how music functions in culture and society and how that has shaped music's composition, production, and meaning over the past 1500 years. Though we will move relatively quickly to cover all historic eras, students will indeed learn and develop the tools with which they can continue their study of music in the future.
Sage class number: 2106
Course Tuition: $2,422 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 3b - Introduction to World Music

4 credit hours
Instructor: Joanna Fuchs
Requirements Fulfilled: ca, nw
M, T, Th 6:30 - 8:50 PM

Summer Session I: June 2 to July 3, 2014
Open to all students. Required of all Cultural Studies track majors.
With the rise of globalization and digital media, access to various types of music has become increasingly easy. Each culture has music whether it is used for ceremonial or recreational purposes. Why do humans need music? What does music tells us about the people who play it and listen to it? How do the cultural values of a society relate to the aesthetics in the music?

This course seeks to explore some of the aforementioned questions. Throughout this five week course, we will experience music from Sub-Sahara and North Africa, the Middle East, India and China, Brazil, and parts of North America. Each region has its own unique sound and cultural connection to music. In Sub-Sahara Africa we will see the importance of polyrhythms and the significance music has on everyday life. In contrast to the main part of Africa, the Northern area is a blend of traditional Berber music with classical Arabic music. From North Africa we will make our way to the Middle East, as we examine the connection between religion and music, leading us to India. Out of all the music we will discuss, classical Indian music is one of the most complex musics found. Indian music is deeply rooted in ancient philosophies and a system of mathematics. The end result is an amazing sound. Finally, we will examine the folk music of America. Together, we will explore these cultures as we learn about different traditions. Also, we will discuss the impact globalization has had on these areas of the world and what are some of the positive and negative outcomes.
Sage class number: 2107
Course Tuition: $2,422 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee