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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 1 to July 3, 2015
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: 2145
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MATH 10a - Techniques of Calculus (a)

4 credit hours
Instructor: Daoyuan Han
Requirements Fulfilled: sn
M, T, W, Th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Session I: June 1 to July 3, 2015
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. 

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: 2180
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee

MUS 35a - History of Rock

4 credit hours
Instructor: Charles Stratford
Requirements Fulfilled: ca
M, T, Th 1:30 - 3:50 PM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
This undergraduate survey course examines the historical context, stylistic development, and cultural significance of rock and roll from the early twentieth century to the present.  Some questions shall be posed: what are the origins of this art form, and how did the styles, technology, and business strategies of early rock and roll artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and others pave the way for more contemporary forms of popular music such as indie rock and electronic dance music?  This course also addresses how instruments, technology, mainstream media, and popular culture affect how rock music is created, marketed, and celebrated worldwide.  Designed as listening intensive, this course aims at developing listening skills and the ability to reflect on the music through weekly writing assignments, with the goal of being able to discuss and think about rock intelligently.  While some musical knowledge is beneficial, this course is intended for non music-majors with any level of experience in playing or studying music.
Sage class number: 2365
Course Tuition: $2,519 plus a nonrefundable once per summer $50 registration fee