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Winter Session Class Schedule

Below is a preliminary listing of courses that will be available during Winter Session 2019. More courses will be added in the coming days. All courses are subject to change or cancellation prior to the start of class.

ACCT 3250 – Fundamentals of Tax – Individuals (3)

This course is an introduction to US Income Taxation with the focus on taxation of individuals. It starts with the tax laws and related research sources. It then covers the basics of gross income, income exclusions, deductions, tax rates, credits, and collection methods. Specific subjects include basis of assets, depreciation, taxation of sales and exchanges, loss limitations and alternative minimum tax. The students will also learn how to hand-write individual income tax returns. Prerequisites: ACCT 2200.


BA 3008 – Diversity in Business Organizations (3)

This course explores multiple dimensions of human diversity. Students will learn that organizations have obligations with respect to managing diversity. Students will develop strategies for working in and managing organizations in an increasingly diverse and global society. Emphasis is placed on inclusiveness and harnessing individuals’ potential through effective diversity management. Satisfies general education requirement JYDR.


CAFS 2000 – Foundations in Developmental Theory (3)

Introduction to child, adolescent, and family development as a unique field of study.  Introduces developmental theory highlights, common milestones across developmental domains, family systems, ethics, introduction to research methods and observation techniques.  Explores Human Development as a profession, examines professional responsibilities, reviews publications, student becomes cognizant of child-related organizations, and connects child and family development to other related fields of study.  Advances the student's ability to make observations and accurate recordings of children and families. This class also includes an introduction to technology within the field (meets core requirement for CCTC Child Development Associate Teacher Permit), CAFS senior portfolio, and requirements for graduation.


CAFS 3200 – Individual and Family Development in Diverse (3)

This course offers an exploration of the values, attitudes, child rearing practices, family, and social relationships of individuals and families in a variety of diverse settings. The impact of these factors on personal, social, economic, and political systems will be discussed. Comparisons with western family systems including cultural universals and differences will be emphasized. The course will also examine immigrant experiences in the United States.


CAFS 3650 – Risk and Resilience in Children (3)

A major issue in working with children, and families in particular, is social location, which is an issue many contemporary theories of human development overlook. People may have in common particular categories of social location, such as age, gender, social class, ethnicity, race, ability, marital status, and sexual orientation, but each individual also is unique. In applying theories, students will be guided to assess for common and unique qualities of individuals within the various groups in which they hold membership. Human diversity is a major theme of this course. The course provides students with information and experiences on the assessment of children and families who have experienced multiple adversities. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and CAFS 2000.


CRJU 2210 – Issues, Values & Ethics in Criminal Justice (3)

Examination and discussion of various issues, values, and ethical dilemmas that are of major concern to Criminal Justice professionals. Topics to be covered include: ethics vs. morals; laws and justice; police corruption; role of judges; prosecutorial discretion-plea bargaining, role of defense attorneys, role of correctional personnel; and the morality of capital punishment. Prerequisite: CRJU 1108 or CRJU 100, or permission of the instructor.


CRJU 3250 – Advanced Topics in Policing (3)

Philosophy, theory, and processes of American police agencies at the federal, state, and local level. Analysis of assumptions, policies, and practices.  Discussion of strategies for implementing change in police organizations.  Prerequisite: CRJU 1108 or CRJU 100, or permission of the instructor.


CRJU 3500 – Profiling Violence (3)

This course will present the techniques necessary to develop a complete socio-psychological profile regarding various types of violent behavior. The rationale for psychological profiling, the analysis of violent crime scenes, and the role of criminological theories in the formulation of psychological profiles will be examined. Using intriguing case studies and telling illustrations, the complexity of the violent personality will be presented while maintaining a scientific focus and approach.  The course will profile several violent crimes including:  mass murders, serial murders, satanic rituals and cults, arson, rape pedophilia, domestic assault, and others.


EDTE 3308 – Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education (3)

This course is a general introduction to American education and the profession of teaching. It includes the history of American education, the study of current issues including student diversity, theories and conditions in education, the requirements of the profession, as well as credentialing in America as it applies to a diverse, multicultural environment. This course will reinforce written communication skills focusing on personal reflection while exploring the diverse social experiences of public K-12 educational institutions.


ENGL 1208 – Intro to Literature (3)

Introduction to major literary works as they embody traditional forms and literary devices and as they express enduring themes in social, historical, or aesthetic contexts. Includes the study of one or more of the four basic genres (poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction prose). Focus of the course will be indicated in the class notes section of the class search (e.g. Intro. to Lit.: Fiction and Non-Fiction, or Intro. to Lit.: Poetry.) Focus placed on literary terminology and the development of analytical research skills. Satisfies general education requirement Area C2.


ENGL 3620 – Language Structure Acquired K-8 Teachers (3)

Systematic examination of the structure of Modern English with emphasis on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.  Also covers first and second language acquisition by children.  Course materials also address recent policies and standards as they impact the elementary language arts classroom.


ENGL 3630 – Experience Reading/Writing K-8 Teachers (3)

This course is designed to explore the fundamentals of developing literacy as a foundation for effective literacy instruction at the K-8 grade levels. Students will develop a basic knowledge of literacy development, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development and comprehension of texts. Students will also gain knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of both the reading and writing process, as well as an understanding of assessment methods and instruments for early literacy. Course materials will also address recent policies and standards as they impact the elementary language arts classroom.


FIN 3000 – Financial Management (3)

Financial management deals with the theory and practice of financing the business firm under uncertainty. This course covers financial markets, risk valuation, financial analysis and forecasting, capital budgeting, working capital management, and capital structure. This course also includes statistical and financial analysis of problem sets, as well as computer applications with an emphasis on spreadsheets.


FIN 3220 – Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (3)

This course introduces student to personal financial planning. Topics in financial planning include the financial planning process, client interaction, time value of money applications, personal financial statements, cash flow and debt management, asset acquisition, education planning, overview of investment planning and retirement planning, plan integration, ethics, and business aspects of financial planning.


GST 1110 – Research Sources and Skills (1)

An introduction to the information resources available on the Internet for research purposes. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification, retrieval and evaluation of information for general and specific topics. Student will develop general knowledge of the Internet, navigation skills, effective search strategy skills, familiarity with Internet finding tools, evaluation methodologies and other Internet research skills.


HIST 1228 – Survey of US History since 1865 (3)

Examines the political, social, cultural, and economic development of the United States since 1865, from the end of the Civil War to the present. The end of the Civil War; Reconstruction; problems of an increasingly urban and industrialized society; the United States in world affairs. Prerequisite: Completion of GE A2. Satisfies general education requirements American Institutions-History.


MATH 1010 – Fundamental Concepts (4)

Foundational elements of geometry, data analysis, and algebra. Topics include: functions; algebra of polynomial, rational, and radical expressions; factoring; introduction to rational exponents; systems of linear equations; absolute value, quadratic, rational, and radical equations; linear inequalities in two variables; graphs of linear and quadratic functions; midpoint and distance formulas; ratio, proportion and similar triangles; square and higher-order roots. Emphasis is on applications of concepts. Prerequisite: MM CAT 3 or CAT 4. CSUB students who pass may go onto either Math 1050 or Math 2200.


MATH 1209 – Elementary Statistics (3)

This course introduces statistical applications and reasoning to a diverse audience. The aim is to provide understanding of basic statistical principles rather than in depth coverage of statistical methods so that the student can understand research reports involving statistics and its applications reported in the media. Topics include: sampling, experimentation, data exploration, chance phenomena, and basic methods of statistical inference. The course will include many examples from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Use of statistical software.


MATH 2200 – Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (4)

This course is an introduction to statistical methods which stresses the development of critical thinking skills and increased awareness of how these methods are applied in a variety of disciplines.  It is designed to give students a foundation for further study of statistics.  Topics include: descriptive statistics, sampling and experimentation, confidence intervals, two-sample hypothesis tests for means, topics in categorical data analysis, and simple linear regression.  Additional topics may include one way and two-way ANOVA for completely randomized designs.  This course will emphasize the statistical reasoning underlying the methods and make use of the program R.


PLSI 1018 – American Government & Politics (3)

An examination of the ways in which those who practice political science view the American political system. Students can expect to gain a basis for systematic, informed thinking about the processes by which Americans govern each other and govern themselves, the manner in which those processes affect the policies we adopt in response to issues, and the way in which issues influence changes in the decision-making processes. Prerequisite: A3. Satisfies American Institutions, Area AI-Government.


PPA 4770 / 5770 – Organizational Problem-Solving (3)

This special topic class will focus on developing applied skills in problem-solving in public, non- profit, community and private organization settings. The course introduces several innovative techniques for exploring the student’s work or community engagement settings, especially exploring problem situations involving conflicting, paradoxical and competing points of vies and interest.


PSYC 1018 – Explorations in Psychology (3)

While exploring the person as a conscious, behaving, social organism, students examine the theories, evidence, and scientific methods of psychology and the implications of the science of psychology for understanding the individual within society. Prerequisite or Corequisite:  A2.  GE D


PSYCH 3260 – Social Psychology (3)

Examination of theory and research concerning group affiliation, group standards, social perception, reference groups, and other social influences on the behavior of individuals. Topics include: the self and society; attitudes and attitude change; social perception; attraction and love; aggression and violence; and group dynamics. Lecture/ discussion. Prerequisite: One course in Psychology or permission of instructor.


RS 3528 – The Holocaust and Its Impact (3)

This course examines the Holocaust through the study of a wide range of primary and secondary sources. Topics central to the course include the rise of Nazi Germany; the problem of Holocaust representation and memory; the relationship between anti-Judaism and antisemitism; the experiences of survivors, perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers; Jewish and German resistance to the Holocaust; ethics and the Holocaust; and the persistence of genocide and antisemitism in the twenty-first century. Prerequisites: JYDR and junior status or higher. Satisfies general education Sustainability and Justice upper division Area C.


SCI 3329 – Water and the West (3)

A sustainable water supply to support the often-competing needs of fast-growing populations, agriculture, industry, and the environment is a key long-term issue for California, other states in the arid western United States, and globally. This course reviews basic hydrologic principles, including those governing precipitation patterns and the movement of water through the Earth system. It then explores legal, historic, political, economic, environmental, and social justice issues associated with water resources sustainability. 150 minutes of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior status and completion of lower division Area A and B general education requirements. Satisfies general education Sustainability and Justice upper division Area B.


SCI 3639 – Introduction to Weather Dynamics (3)

This is an introductory course with a large on-line component on the fundamentals of atmospheric science. Current weather data are accessed via the Internet, and learning activities are keyed to the day’s weather. General topics are studied such as how one characterizes various phenomena and meteorological effects, and how these are measured. This course may not be used to satisfy physics major or minor requirements. Prerequisite: Upper division status and completion of General Education Areas A and B. This course satisfies the Theme S: Sustainability and Justice and upper division Area B requirements. 150 minutes lecture/discussion per week.


SPAN 4300 – Revolutionary Ideas in Latin America (3)

An examination of the stimuli that prompted widespread revolution in Latin American societies and its effect on subsequent generations and movements. Prerequisite: SPAN 3000 or consent of chair.


SPAN 6300 – Revolutionary Ideas in Latin America (3)

An examination of the stimuli that prompted widespread revolution in Latin American societies and its effect on subsequent generations and movements.