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Undergraduate Courses Summer 2015

Everyone interested in enrolling in a course needs to first email the instructor for permission; let the instructor know whether you are planning to take the course for credit or audit. Click on the instructors name for a link to their email address.

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday, SU=Sunday


ECON 115-CRN 10020: Managerial Accounting

Instructor:
 Mark Bichsel
Class meetings: MW 6:00-8:30pm, S 6/6 10am-2pm and S 6/21 10am-2pm
Summer Session I
Location:
 
TBD
Course Description: This course describes and analyzes the tools available for measurement, control, and planning of business firms. Emphasis will be on the accounting of costs in business.
 

ENG 180A-CRN 10005: Creative Writing Bootcamp

Instructor: David Buuck
Summer Session II
Class meetings:
 TR 1:00-4:10pm
Location: MILLS HALL 318
Course Description: One of the hardest--and hardest to teach--challenges for the creative writer, especially in a time of multiple other obligations and distractions, is simply to find and commit the time to focused, productive work. This summer course is thus designed to help writers produce new work, with collective feedback and support, not to privilege productivity for its own sake but to push ourselves and our writing in new directions. Whether you are working on your thesis, beginning a new work, writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or young adult fiction, we'll design a game plan for the summer, with the goal of producing at least 50 pages of new writing in our time together. This will be a challenging, writing-intense workshop, but also structured to provide mutual support, feedback, and encouragement in each of our unique practices, sot hat writing can be the rewarding, enjoyable, and focused work we all want it to be. Additionally, the instructor pledges to do al of the assignments with you, including the minimum pages of writing. After all, we're in this together as writers, and we all can learn from each other's struggles and breakthroughs!
 

ENG 180D-CRN 10010: Online Writing Workshop

Instructor: Achy Obejas
Summer Session II
Class meetings:
 Online
Location: Online
Course Description: Don't want to lose your writing momentum during the summer? Traveling and just generally not coming to campus but still want feedback on work-in-progress (fiction or creative nonfiction) from an intimate community of writers? Join this online writing group, where you can participate in workshop discussions as your individual schedule permits, rather than during preset class times. I'll give feedback and facilitate online discussion of the manuscripts on Blackboard. No readings, exercises, or other outside work. The focus is entirely on workshop discussion of student writing. Prior workshop experience is strongly recommended.

EDUC 180A-CRN 10013: Educational Equity and Opportunity

Instructor: Ingrid Seyer-Ochi
Summer Session I
Class meetings:
 
TR 9:00am-12:10pm
Location: ED 101
Course Description: This course explores our nation’s commitment to “equity and opportunity for all” via philosophical theories of equity and justice, extensive observations and work in Bay Area schools and neighborhoods and theorizing and mapping of “opportunity indicators” in these spaces. Student work for the course will include a) the development of philosophical equity frameworks; b) “applying” these frameworks to lived spaces by engaging youth and community members in dialogue around the frameworks’ meaning, relevance and possibilities; and c) neighborhood- and school-based mapping projects that document the distribution of opportunity across the Bay Area.

Meets the following GE requirements: Historical Perspectives and Multicultural Perspectives


EDUC 180C-CRN 10019: Survey Design and Development for Social Change

Instructor: Tomás Galguera 
Summer Session I
Class meetings:
 TR 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Location: TBD
Course Description: Survey Design and Development for Social Sciences is a proposed 2015 Summer Session course on survey design, development, and implementation for research in education and social sciences. In this course, students will collaborate developing a survey on a contemporary topic of interest to the group. After jointly drafting a research question, students will follow a series of steps to evaluate the reliability and internal, external, and construct validity of Likert-scale items. Students will also draft, test, and refine open-ended items to create an instrument that exemplifies a mixed-methods approach to research. In addition to collaborating to write survey items, students will be expected to recruit representative samples of respondents necessary to complete two cycles of survey piloting and development. Once the reliability and validity scores for individual items and the overall reliability score for the instrument reach acceptable levels, students will collect a dataset to answer the research question. The course requirements include collaborating in the creation, development, and implementation of the survey and writing a summary of findings emerging from analyses of the final dataset. The course assumes basic statistics knowledge. 

 
ETHS 180A-CRN 10012: Pedagogies of Wellness: Feminism, Activism and Community Healing
 
Summer Session II
Class Meetings: TR 9:00am-12:10pm
Location: MILLS HALL 133
Course Description: The course offers a survey of the life-­‐affirming wellness practices created by women and queer peoples of color whose community engaged activism and scholarship illustrate contemporary modes of individual and community healing, restoration, and revitalization. Marginalized communities, and in particular women and queer feminists, activists and practitioners, have developed culturally specific healing practices to ameliorate the negative results of social distancing and oppression, including high suicide rates, self-­‐harm, and substance abuse. The production of new systems of knowledge, creation of community spaces, and contestations of controlling images will be examined through literary productions, visual cultural expressions, and community-­‐engaged health practices from food justice to cultural preservation. In this course, students will be encouraged to develop cultural competence as they learn how cultural healers work to restore individual and community wellness, physically, mentally and spiritually.
 
Meets the following GE requirements: Multicultural Perspectives and Women and Gender

ETHS 180B-CRN 10013: Post-racial Fantasies in Literature and Pop Culture: From The Hunger Games to the X-Men

Instructor: Vivian Chin
Summer Session II
Class meetings:
MW 5:30-8:40pm
Location: MILLS HALL 135
Course Description: How do recent works of speculative fiction, bestsellers, movies, and music videos imagine worlds without race? We will identify the continuing significance of race in stories like The Hunger Games, where racial signifiers are quietly suggested, and in projects like the X-Men movie series where race appears yet is apparently overwhelmed by fantasy. We will consider how narratives simultaneously present color-blind societies while remaining within the realm of stereotypes and controlling images. By examining popular fantasies written by and about people of color, we will better understand the anxieties and hopes of our everyday realities.
 
Meets the following GE requirements: Multicultural Perspectives and Written Communication II

SOSC 180-CRN 10015: Imaging Change: Art for Social Justice & Community Engagement

Instructor: Michaela Daystar
Summer Session II
Class meetings: 
MW 1:00-4:10pm
Location: LONG 140
Course Description: Using the vibrant arts scene of the Bay Area, the Art for Social Change class immerses students in the study of artists and communities using art to inspire social change. In Art for Social Change, a wide variety of creative practices are embraced as essential tools for community engagement, participatory democracy and direct action. Through lively dialogues in classroom seminars, guest speakers, art-making exercises, and field visits within the Bay Area, students explore how art and culture impact communities and how creative work (performance, writing, visual art, music, etc.) has the power to address pressing social issues and make them visible and real.  Students will also spend some time considering the role art can play in their own process of self-knowledge as they prepare their vocational path.
 
Meets the following GE requirements: Creating and Critiquing the Arts
 

 

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