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Science, Mathematics, and Technology  

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Person:

Ken Ganezer

Department of Physics, (310) 243-3376

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

Upper Division

SMT 310  Science and Technology (3).

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements.

An assessment of the interrelationships of Science and Technology.  Study of the development of technological advances and the scientific principles behind them. 

SMT 312  Natural Processes and Human Welfare (3).

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirement.

Impact of natural events on human activities and vice versa.  Mankind’s uneasy relationship with atmosphere, ocean and not-so-solid earth. 

SMT 314  Introduction to Cosmology (3).

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements. 

An introduction to the major theories of the origin and structure
of the universe and the evidence for them, with attention to the way earlier ideas have been incorporated in modern thought.  The “Big Bang Theory” will be examined in depth. 

SMT 416  Earth Sciences for Teachers (3).

Prerequisite: Completion of lower division General Studies science requirements.

Study of planet earth including such topics as geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, fossils, oceanography, weather, and astronomy as appropriate for elementary and junior high school teachers. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences    

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Person:

William Little

SBS Program Office:  (310) 243-3431

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

Upper Division

SBS 316    Social Change (3).

Prerequisite:  Completion of lower division social science requirements.

Analysis of processes of social change, cultural development and cultural persistence using social science perspectives.  Examples of topics include cultural evolution, industrialization, modernization, acculturation and assimilation. 

SBS 318    Cultural Pluralism (3).

Prerequisite:  Completion of lower division social science requirements.

Analysis of cultural diversity and the processes of cultural interaction, inter-ethnic relations and social integration on the community, national and international levels.  Repeatable for credit for up to nine units with different topics.