UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Courses

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Art (Creative Studies)
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ART CS 15. Art Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Students receiving credit will present talks in their field on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
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ART CS 101. Drawing and Painting
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on the practice and development of making paintings and drawings.
ART CS 102. Themes
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Drawing and painting in sequences, and according to themes.
ART CS 104. Prints
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on letterpress printing using metal and wooden type; typography; various relief print methods and materials utilized will be determined by particular faculty interest.
ART CS 105. Book Arts
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
The study and practice of the book arts; artists' books; typography; letterpress printing; both traditional and experimental uses of the printing press.
ART CS 106. Art Symposium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A continuing series of lectures and presentations by artists and professionals closely associated with the arts.
ART CS 107. History, Theory, and Criticism
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Non-studio emphasis on historical, theoretical, and contemporary ideas and issues. A range of concepts will be discussed, from various approaches,according to the particular interests of faculty and students.
ART CS 112. Special Topics
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This special studies course allows faculty to design and execute courses that reflect their particular research and teaching.
ART CS 120. Sculpture
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practice in the design and development of making a sculpture using various materials as determined by particular faculty interest.
ART CS 125. Sculpture-Related Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Non-studio emphasis on generation and development of images, ideas, and imagination through field trips, slides, presentations, and videos. Primarily for sculptors.
ART CS 150. Elements of Filmmaking/Video
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practice in theory and technique of filmmaking or video. Students will learn to use the basic equipment, and will make films or videos both individually and in collaboration. Medium utilized will be determined by particular faculty interest.
ART CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a total of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in art with consenting faculty member.

 
Biology (Creative Studies)
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BIOL CS 10. Biology Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Students receiving credit will present talks in their field on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
BIOL CS 12. CCS Introductory Biology I
(1-6) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall. This variable unit course is normally taken for 1 unit.
Repeat Comments: Course may not be repeated for credit.
This course is supplementary to MCDB 1A. It is intended for and open only to CCS students enrolled in MCDB 1A. Students will attend MCDB 1A lectures and also meet for more in-depth consideration and analysis of the lecture materials and their broader implications.
BIOL CS 20. CCS Introductory Biology II - Evolution and Diversity
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: This course is intended for first year CCS Biology majors who have completed MCDB 1A and MCDB 1AL.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter. This variable unit course is normally taken for 5 units.
Lecture, field and laboratory activities explore the evolutionary origin and diversification of life in a phylogenetic context, from bacteria and archaea to plants, fungi and animals.
BIOL CS 25. Walking Biology
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring. This variable unit course is normally taken for 4 units.
Field course introducing students to the ecological communities in Santa Barbara County, including oak woodlands, chaparral, coastal dune, salt marsh, sandy beach, rocky inter-tidal, and stream.
BIOL CS 30. CCS Introductory Biology III - Ecology and Physiology
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: This course is intended for first year CCS Biology majors who have completed MCDB 1A, MCDB 1AL, and either Biology CS 20, or concurrent enrollment in EEMB 3.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring. This variable unit course is normally taken for 5 units.
An integrative approach introduces students to fundamental concepts of population and community ecology, and to plant and animal physiology. Field and laboratory activities illustrate basic principles in ecology and physiology as they influence the distribution and abundance or organisms.
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BIOL CS 101. Models and Experiments
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Interplay between models and experimentation in the development of an understanding of the principles of biology.
BIOL CS 103. Reading Project
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Set up by the student in consultation with the instructor, and concluding with the student's report of progress.
BIOL CS 105. Research Presentation
(1-6) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Intended for students who have completed or are currently involved in research projects. Designed for Biology majors but open to students from other majors.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall. This variable unit course is normally taken for 2 units.
Introduction to the major methods of presenting research results: formal talks, research papers and posters. Students will practice presenting their research in different formats for different audiences.
BIOL CS 109. Advanced Independent Research
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent research on an original subject under faculty supervision carried out in a biology faculty research group. These advanced projects will attempt reseach of publishable quality; generally resulting in the preparation of a written report or manuscript for publication.
BIOL CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a maximum of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in biology with consenting faculty member.

 
Chemistry (Creative Studies)
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CHEM CS 103. Seminar
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Presentation and critical discussion of topics in chemistry.
CHEM CS 110. Introduction to the Chemical Applications of Group Theory
(1-4) LAVERMAN L E
Prerequisite: Chem 1A, 1B, or 2A, 2B.  Concurrent enrollment in Chem 1C or 2C. Consent ofinstructor; creative studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
The mathematics of group theory is introduced. Point groups and symmetry operations will be applied toward the normal coordinate analysis of molecular vibrations and the construction of molecular orbitals from symmetry adapted linear combinations of atomic orbitals.
CHEM CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a maximum of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in chemistry with consenting faculty member.

 
Computing (Creative Studies)
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CMPTGCS 1A. Computer Programming and Organization I
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units.
Introduction to computer science, programming, algorithms and data structures.
CMPTGCS 1B. Computer Programming and Organization II
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Object oriented programming, operating systems, scripting and assembly languages, graphical user interfaces.
CMPTGCS 1L. Programming Laboratory
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in Creative Studies-Computer Science 1A or 1B.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Laboratory offering hands on Unix and other operating system experience. Small to large scale software development projects.
CMPTGCS 2. Foundations of Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Mathematical foundations of computer science, including sets, relations, functions, logic and combinatorics.
CMPTGCS 10. Computer Science Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Students receiving credit will present talks in their field on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
CMPTGCS 20. Special Topics in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Lectures on a coherent body of computer science topics which are not usually presented in standard computer science courses.
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CMPTGCS 130A. Advanced Topics in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Advanced topics course for advanced undergraduates, covering topics not offered in standard computer science courses, combining research orientation and current developments and technologies. A. Distributed and Network Computing.
CMPTGCS 130E. Advanced Topics in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced topics course for advanced undergraduates, covering topics not offered in standard computer science courses, combining research orientation and current developments and technologies. E. Programming Languages, Systems and Technologies.
CMPTGCS 130G. Advanced Topics in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Advanced topics course for advanced undergraduates, covering topics not offered in standard computer science courses, combining research orientation and current developments and technologies. G. Software Systems and Technologies.
CMPTGCS 130H. Advanced Topics in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced topics course for advanced undergraduates, covering topics not offered in standard computer science courses, combining research orientation and current developments and technologies. H. General.
CMPTGCS 140. Projects in Computer Science
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Projects in computer science for advanced undergraduates. Students work with a faculty member on a research or creative project with the consent ofacademic advisor.
CMPTGCS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a maximum of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in computer science with consenting faculty member.

 
Literature (Creative Studies)
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LIT CS 15. Literature Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Students receiving credit will present talks in their field on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
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LIT CS 101. Writing: Verse
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practice in the writing of original verse.
LIT CS 102. Writing: Narrative Prose
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practice in the writing of fiction.
LIT CS 103. Writing: Expository Prose
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practice in the writing of essays and criticism.
LIT CS 105. Literature Symposium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A continuing series of lectures, readings, and presentations by faculty, guest writers, and other professionals in the literary fields.
LIT CS 110. Genres
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on the development of literary forms, represented in the work of major authors, essential traditions. Exploration of ways genre directs and,discovered by a topic, takes individual shape. Intensive reading, substantial exposition.
LIT CS 111. Literary Structure: Chronological
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on periods and influences: intervals during which literary production especially corresponds with or responds to activity in the culture at large. Extensive reading and exposition.
LIT CS 112. Literary Structure: Nonchronological
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Logical, analogical, cyclical, and repetitive schemes.
LIT CS 113. Subjects and Materials
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on style and content of literary texts: critical investigation of how matter and manner work together in serious literature. Extensive reading and exposition.
LIT CS 114. Themes and Motifs
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Emphasis on structure and meaning in literary texts: analytic focus on principles of representation, and on recurrent features, in the literature studied. Extensive reading and exposition.
LIT CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a total of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in literature with consenting faculty member.

 
Mathematics (Creative Studies)
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MATH CS 10. Mathematics Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Students receiving credit will present talks in thei field on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
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MATH CS 101A. Problem Solving I
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Discussion and solution of nonroutine mathematical problems related with different problem-solving techniques. Possible topics are: Pigeonhole principle, use of invariants and symmetries in problem solving, coloring arguments, parity, recursive arguments, extreme principle, inclusion- exclusion principle.
MATH CS 101B. Problem Solving II
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Discussion and solution of nonroutine problems in different areas of mathematics like Graph Theory, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, Game Theory, Topology, Algebra, and Analysis.
MATH CS 103. Topics in Modern Algebra
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics may include groups; modules; vector spaces; algebras; metric structures on vector spaces; representation theory; multilinear algebra; graded structures; universal properties; a survey of important algebraic structures.
MATH CS 108A. Advanced Linear Algebra I
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
An introduction to the theory of Linear Algebra with topics: Algebra of matrices, linear systems of equations, vector spaces, linear independence, basis and dimension, infinite-dimensional vectors spaces, linear transformations, matrix representation, isomorphisms, quotient spaces, dual spaces, and determinants.
MATH CS 108B. Advanced Linear Algebra II
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization. Canonical form under similarity: Jordan canonical form and rational canonical form, inner product and norm. Gram-Schmidt process, adjoint of a linear operator, normal and self-adjoint operators, unitary and orthogonal operators, spectral theorem.
MATH CS 117. Introduction to Real Analysis
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A rigorous introduction to the elements of analysis. Covers sequences, accumulation points, Bolzano-Weierstrass, Cauchy's criterion, the completeness property of the real number system, limits of functions, continuity, differentiability, compact sets, and the Heine-Borel theorem.
MATH CS 120. Special Topics
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Lectures on a coherent body of mathematical topics which are not usually presented in standard mathematics courses.
MATH CS 121. Probability
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
This is a course on probability. It covers discrete and continuous distributions, combinatorial methods, generating functions, conditioning, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem, stochastic processes, random walks, Brownian motion, and applications in biology, economics, engineering, and physics.
MATH CS 122A. Complex Variables I
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Covers the basics of the topology of the complex plane, series of complex numbers, differentiability of functions of a complex variable, the complex exponential and logarithm functions, contour integration, power series and analytic continuation, among other related topics.
MATH CS 122B. Complex Variables II
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Covers the basics of the topology of the complex plane, series of complex numbers, differentiability of functions of a complex variable, the complex exponential and logarithm functions, contour integration, power series and analytic continuation, among other related topics.
MATH CS 128. Introduction to the Higher Mathematics
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
A formal introduction to the language and culture of mathematics. Students will learn how to rigorously think about mathematics and write mathematical proofs. Topics covered include: propositional logic, set theory, cardinality, number theory, and various number systems.
MATH CS 130A. Multidimensional Analysis: Differentiation
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Elementary topology in R^n, directional derivatives, the differential, the chain rule, maxima and minima, manifolds and Lagrange multipliers, Taylor's formula, classification of critical points, Multivariable Mean Value Theorem, Inverse and Implicit Mapping Theorems, Manifolds in R^n.
MATH CS 130B. Multidimensional Analysis: Integration
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
The theory of Riemann integrals: Jordan measure, Riemann integrals and Riemann integrability. Criteria for Riemann integrability using Riemann sums and step functions, Lebesgue criterion, Fubini's theorem and change of variables formula. Differential forms and their integrals, Stokes theorem.
MATH CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a maximum of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in mathematics with consenting faculty member.

 
Music (Creative Studies)
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MUS CS 15. Music Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Students receiving credit will present talks in their fiel on material arranged in consultation with the instructor. Credit assigned by the instructor will reflect the extent and quality of participation.
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MUS CS 101. Composition
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual instruction in composition, usually for one hour per week.
MUS CS 102. Analysis: Materials
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Small group instruction in theoretical subjects (harmony, composition, orchestration, etc.).
MUS CS 103. Analysis: Forms
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Small group instruction in musical forms and their development.
MUS CS 105. Special Topics
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual or small group instruction in selected subjects (individual composers and their works, special compositional techniques, etc.).
MUS CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies courses per year, with a total of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in music with consenting faculty member.

 
Physics (Creative Studies)
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PHYS CS 15A. Introduction to Experimental Physics
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Prerequisite: Physics CS 31; consent of instructor; creative studies and ccs physics majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. Not open for credit to students who have completed Physics 3HL or 13AH.
Covers the essence of experimental research. Students study three different systems experimentally, and write short Physical Review style articles about the results. Students are responsible for deciding what to measure, how to analyze data, and what conclusions can be reached.
PHYS CS 15B. Experimental Physics
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 15A; consent of instructor; creative studies and ccs physics majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with PHYS 13BH. Quarters usually offered: Winter. Not open for credit to students who have completed Physics 4HL or 13BH.
Computer control of experiments. Students learn LabView, and use it to measure and generate analog signals using a data acquisition card and a personal computer. Students ultimately use their computers to measure and control the temperature of a copper rod.
PHYS CS 15C. Experimental Physics
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 15B; consent of instructor; creative studies and ccs physics majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with PHYS 13CH. Quarters usually offered: Spring. Not open for credit to students who have completed Physics 5HL or 13CH.
Design and construction of apparatus, drafting and computer- aided design. Machine shop practice including use of all major machine tools. The class acts as a team to design and, time permitting, build a scientific apparatus for a campus research group.
PHYS CS 31. Newtonian Mechanics
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; creative studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Vectors. Kinematics. Newton's laws of motion. Work and energy. Conservativeforces. Momentum. Conservation of momentum. Center of mass motion. Collisions. Systems with variable mass.
PHYS CS 32. Mechanics and Waves
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 31.
Oscillatory motion. Rotational Motion. Angular momentum gravity and centralforce motion. Elastic waves.
PHYS CS 33. Waves, Kinetic Theory and Relativity
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 31 and 32; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Sound waves. Fluid dynamics. Kinetic theory of matter. The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. Specific heat. Entropy. The special theory of relativity.
PHYS CS 34. Electromagnetism
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; creative studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Electrostatics. DC circuits. Magnetostatics. Vector Potential.
PHYS CS 35. Electromagnetics and Optics
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 34; consent of instructor; creative studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Faraday's Law of Induction. Magnetic materials. AC circuits. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves. Ray optics. Wave optics. Diffraction Theory.
PHYS CS 36. Quantum Physics
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Physics CS 34 and 35; consent of instructor; creative studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Wave-particle duality. Photons. Matter waves. The Uncertainty Principle. The Schrodinger Equation. Potential wells and barriers. The quantized simple harmonic oscillator. The hydrogen atom.
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PHYS CS 140. Special Topics
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Lectures on a coherent body of physical topics which are not usually presented in standard undergraduate physics courses.
PHYS CS 199. Independent Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Creative Studies students may enroll in a maximum of 24 units of Independent Studies course per year, with a maximum of 45 units counted toward graduation.
Serious independent study in physics with consenting faculty member.

 
Writing & Literature (Creative Studies)
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W&L CS 1. Writing and Literature Colloquium
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
UCSB faculty working in Creative Writing, Writing Studies, and Literary Studies present their research or creative work to expose students to examples of topics, theories, and methods in those disciplines.
W&L CS 2. First Year Colloquium Seminar
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Students engage in discussions of the presentations given in the Writing and Literature Colloquium. Focuses on introducing the disciplines and exploring the relationships between the material and the students’ interests.
W&L CS 3. Second Year Colloquium Seminar
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Students engage in discussions of the presentations given in the Writing and Literature Colloquium. Encourages deeper engagement with the material of the colloquium through reading of complementary texts and exploring application of methods and theories to the work students will commit to in the Mid-Residency Review.
W&L CS 5. Group Studies
(1-2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Student-directed discussion and study in a variety of subjects within Writing and Literature.
W&L CS 10. Introdution to Creative Writing
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Provides an introduction to the major genres of creative writing, including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Focuses on the vocabulary and techniques of creative writing as well as the writing process.
W&L CS 20. Introduction to Writing Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Provides an introduction to the intellectual orientation, practices, and epistemologies of Writing Studies.
W&L CS 30. Introduction to Literary Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Provides an introduction to the intellectual orientation, practices, and epistemologies of Literary Studies.
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W&L CS 110. Poetry Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original poems to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of poetry as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 120. Fiction Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original works of fiction to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of fiction writing as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 121. Diaries to Stories
(1-6) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write diary entries as a literary form to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn to use diaries as a tool for invention and how to craft diary entries into narratives.
W&L CS 130. Creative Nonfiction Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original works of creative nonfiction to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of creative nonfiction as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 131. Travel Writing Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original works of travel writing to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of travel writing as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 140. Playwriting Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original scripts to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of playwriting as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 141. Screenwriting Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original scripts to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of screenwriting as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 142. Graphic Novel Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write and illustrate original comic scripts to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of the craft of graphic novel writing as well as strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 143. Multimedia Writing Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Students write original multimedia compositions to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn the essentials of multimedia composing as well as strategies to generate and revise. work.
W&L CS 149. Multigenre Writing Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Students write original work in multiple genres to be read and discussed in a workshop setting. Students learn strategies to generate and revise work.
W&L CS 150AAZZ. Topics in Literary Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Intensive study of varying topics in literary studies, including single authors, genres, themes.
W&L CS 150MA. Topics in Literary Studies: Mail Art
W&L CS 150TL. Topics in Literary Studies - Translation
W&L CS 150TR. Topics in Literary Studies - Literary Turns
W&L CS 151AAZZ. Reading Like a Writer - Single Author Study
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Invites students to complete intensive reading the works of a single author from the perspective of a writer. Students focus on how the elements of the craft demonstrated by the author might apply to their own work.
W&L CS 151EF. Reading Like a Writer - Single Author Study: Elena Ferrante
W&L CS 152AAZZ. Reading Like a Writer - Genre Study
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Invites students to complete intensive reading of a single genre from the perspective of a writer. Students focus on how the elements of the genre might apply to their own work.
W&L CS 152SS. Genre Study - Short Stories
W&L CS 153AAZZ. Reading Like a Writer - Thematic Study
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Invites students to complete intensive reading on a single theme from the perspective of a writer. Students focus on how the elements of the theme might apply to their own work.
W&L CS 153PA. Reading Like a Writer - Thematic Study: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Person
W&L CS 153SP. Reading Like a Writer - Thematic Study: Spiritual Poetry: Rumi, Rilke, and Dickenson
W&L CS 160AAZZ. Topics in Writing Studies
(1-6) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Intensive study of varying topics in the field of writing studies.
W&L CS 160C. Topics in Writing Studies
W&L CS 161AAZZ. Topics in Multimedia Writing
(1-6) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Repeat Comments: Can only be repeated if being offered by a different instructor
Intensive study of varying topics in the area of multimedia writing in the field of writing studies.
W&L CS 161DS. Topics in Multimedia Writing: Digital Storytelling
W&L CS 161NM. Topics in Multimedia Writing: New Media
W&L CS 170. Literary Publishing
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Full-year course offering instruction in literary publication. Students apply what they learn to creating the CCS literary magazines Spectrum and Into the Teeth of the Wind or to an independent project. Topics covered include establishing an editorial perspective, developing and soliciting content, promotion, document design and layout, and strategies for copyediting.
W&L CS 171. The Writer's Life
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Students are exposed to potential professional applications of the Writing and Literature major through appropriate guest lectures, readings, and experiential learning opportunities.
W&L CS 190. Junior Tutorial
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Students work independently with their faculty advisor to develop information and expertise necessary for their senior portfolio. May include training in methods, apprenticeship experience, or independent reading and coursework.
W&L CS 197. Senior Portfolio
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Recommended Preparation: W&L CS 10, 20, 30
Students work independently with their faculty advisor to complete their senior portfolio.
W&L CS 199. Independent Study
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Serious independent study in writing and literature with consenting faculty member.