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 practice in graphic media (e.g., etching); various 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 typography; letterpress printing; both traditional and experimental uses of the printing press; and the book arts.
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 of instructor; 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.

 
Computer Science (Creative Studies)
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CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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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CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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.
CMPSCCS 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 101. Problem Solving
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be taken as often as once each quarter.
Discussion and solution of nonroutine mathematical problems
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 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 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
(1-3) STAFF
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.