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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

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 8:30 - 10:50 AM

Summer Session II: July 6 to August 7, 2015
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: TBA. 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.
Sage class number: 2152
Course Tuition: $2,519 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 6 to August 7, 2015
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: 2155
Course Tuition: $1,675 plus a $100 laboratory materials course fee and 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