|Submission Date||July 17, 2019|
California State University, Los Angeles
EN-12: Continuing Education
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Director of Strategic Initiatives
Office of Graduate Studies
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Sustainability Courses: Undergraduate
Prefix Cat# Course Title Course Description
ANTH 4260 Perspectives and Methods in Environmental Archaeology Explores the nature of diachronic human-environmental interactions in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Examines the interface between the natural and biological sciences and archaeology with a focus on human adaptive variation.
BIOL 3800 Ecology and Evolution Interaction of organisms with their environment at individual, population, and ecosystem scales. Micro- and macro-evolutionary processes leading to biological diversity.
BIOL 4200 Global Change Considers major transformations in the Earth’s interlinked physical and biological environments, the causes of these changes (both anthropogenic and natural), and their likely consequence for the Earth’s biological systems.
BIOL 4320 Fundamentals of Toxicology A survey of important drugs and environmental toxicants; absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs and toxic compounds; mechanisms of toxic action; human and ecological risk assessment.
BIOL 4620 Plant Ecology Plants and plant communities in relation to physical and biotic environments, ecophysiology, demography, species interactions, community structure, and ecosystem function.
BIOL 4720 Marine Ecology Population and community ecology of major habitats in marine environment; lecture emphasizes contemporary theories in marine ecology.
CE 2200 Coastal Zone Management Introduction to the engineering properties and processes of the oceans and their coasts. Explanation of the purpose and design of structures built within the coastal zone and the management of the coastal environment. Human interactions with the ocean such as assessing needs and selection of coastal structures to assist with the management of the coast: Beach access laws fishing and waste disposal.
CE 2840 Environmental Engineering I This course provides an overview of natural environmental systems and processes with special emphasis placed on the interactions among environmental systems (e.g., air, water, and soil) and between humans and technology and the environment. Topics include occurrence and movement of surface water and groundwater, water and sewage treatment, air pollution, climate change, modeling, hazardous and solid waste management, green engineering, and nutrient and contaminant cycling.
CE 3520 Technological Aspects of Urban Environment Current engineering practice in dealing with urban problems such as financial, transportation, pollution, communications, public utilities, land use planning and public health.
CE 3580 Environment, Earth Systems and Technology Consider the role of technology in the changing relationships between human societies and their environment; studies the impact of the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions on natural systems and sustainability.
CE 3840 Environmental Engineering II Discussion on natural environmental systems will continue, with special emphasis on the role and sustainability of engineered systems (i.e., water/wastewater treatment plants, landfills, remediation technologies, etc.). Greater focus on the fundamentals of the fate and transport of contaminants and nutrients in air, surface waters, groundwater, and soils.
CE 3860 Design of Water Resources Systems Development of water resources, water demand analysis, availability of water, storage and control structures, conveyance and distribution systems, components of distribution system, and drainage system.
CE 4650 Seismic Design Earthquake and ground motion characteristics, structural response to support motions, lateral force resisting systems, determination of seismic forces, design of buildings for lateral loads.
CE 4790 Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Study of the fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment. Focus is on the transport of chemicals through porous media including possible transformations (chemical, physical, and biological).
CE 4800 Environmental Modeling This course introduces basic tools and processes used to model complex environmental systems. The emphasis is on physical, chemical and biological processes used in the development of environmental models. Topics include development of mass-balance-based numerical models, capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced data, application of environmental models to evaluate pollutant fate and transport in air and water, and model evaluation.
CE 4840 Environmental Engineering Design This course focuses on the analysis and design of environmental systems including water and wastewater treatment plants, treatment lagoons, air pollution prevention equipment, industrial waste treatment facilities, groundwater remediation, and other pertinent engineered systems.
CHEM 1000 Molecules Matter An introductory course emphasizing the importance of chemistry to everyday life including the environment, energy, food and materials.
CLS 3770 Environmental Justice Use of epidemiology in environmental health. Morbidity and mortality in communities of color and lower economic status due to disproportionate distribution of environmental contaminants.
COMM 3720 Media, Communication and the Environment Students analyze persuasive strategies in media and environmental communication campaigns; Social science methods are used to investigate the effects of media and campaigns on perceptions of the environment.
ECON 3340 Environmental Issues and Policy Evaluate the social cost of environmental damage; examine social equity concerns arising from environmental degradation; evaluate the equity and efficiency of various public policies designed to address environmental damage.
ECON 4340 Environmental Economics Economic principles that apply to environmental issues; measuring economic cost of environmental damage; evaluation of public policies designed to address environmental problems resulting from market activities.
EE 3310 Energy and the Environment Introduces the science and engineering aspects of the Earth’s natural sources of energy (e.g. the Sun, Wind, and Fossil Fuels), and the current technologies used for generating energy. The impact of energy generation and energy use on the environment will be covered. The course emphasizes how CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels for energy, have caused uncontrollable global warming, and how this warming, drives climate change. The renewable energy sources and renewable energy technology that are required to mitigate global warming, will be covered extensively.
ENGL 4840 Environment, Ecology, and Literature Examination of literary and cultural representations of the environment and their relation to central issues in ecology and environmental ethics.
GEOG 3090 Urban Environmental Pollution Investigates the major sources and effects of land, water and air pollution in cities of developed and developing countries. Best management practices and control methods will also be discussed. This course includes civic learning activities.
GEOG 3100 Urban Climatology The course investigates urbanization effects on the immediate atmospheric environment. Students evaluate these effects through direct measurement and data analyses. Topics include architecture, urban planning and pollution. The course includes civic/service learning activities.
GEOG 3120 Global Climate Change and the Developiong World Investigates the causes and impacts of global climate change on developing countries, as well as mitigation schemes. Students explore current climate change and its impact on the poor, and they gather evidence from the past and formulate scenarios of the future. This course includes civic/community learning.
GEOG 3330 Environment and Development in the Third World The physical environments of the Third World and associated problems of development.
GEOG 4030 Environment and Food Customs This course will examine the geographical distribution of various food cultures as well as the connections between those food cultures and the physical environment in which they have developed.
GEOG 4150 Perspectives on Environment Environmental interactions in subsistence and urban-industrial societies; impact of human activities on environment: modification of vegetation, hydrology, and landforms, accelerated soil erosion, climatic change; environmental perception; awareness of and adjustment to natural hazards.
GEOG 4580 Urban Transportation This course will focus on critical issues in urban transportation, including land use and transportation interaction, urban form and commuting patterns, transit planning, and sustainable urban transportation.
GEOG 4650 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Environmental Studies This course focuses on the applications of Geographic Information Systems in environmental studies and resource management. Students will be introduced to spatial analysis and GIS modeling in these areas.
GEOL 2200 Environmental Geoscience Current environmental issues concerning natural resources, water and soil use, energy resources, alternative energy, air, and water pollution. Environmental laws, reclamation, and the human impact on global climate change.
GEOL 3330 Environment and Development in the Third World The physical environments of the Third World and associated problems of development.
GEOL 4220 Environmental Geochemistry This course covers geochemical and environmental processes/tools and technical writing. Topics include basic principles and applications of geochemistry to solve environmental problems including surface and groundwater studies.
GEOL 4350 Coastal Processes and Environments Interpretation and identification of the origin of coastal features and environments through analysis of fluvial, wave, tidal, sea level, tectonic, and urbanization processes.
HNRS 1300 Reading Los Angeles: Community and Structure in the Metropolis Strategies for understanding the social, political, economic, and cultural structures and processes that shape the modern metropolis.
HNRS 3400 Addressing “Wicked” Problems: A Natural Sciences Case Study This course is an in-depth study on a significant environmental and biological problem that has complex interactions with and profound impacts on our ecosystem and human society.
LBS 2400 Introduction to Environmental Humanities Interdisciplinary survey of texts that shaped modern understandings of environmental issues such as sustainability, climate change, and environmental justice.
ME 4180 Energy Systems and Sustainability Existing and future energy-conversion systems with an emphasis on sustainability. Thermodynamics and transport processes applied to energy-conversion systems. Political, economic, and ethical complications associated with energy technologies. Systems using fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable sources are discussed.
MICR 3900 Applied and Environmental Microbiology Interactions of microorganisms with their environment and the application of microorganisms in food and biotech industries, agriculture, and bioremediation. Emphasis on microbial diversity, distribution and microbial function within ecosystems.
MKT 4320 Sustainability Marketing Overview of sustainability in a marketing context; local and global impact of current marketing practices upon the environment; re-framing of marketing strategies and practices for environmental and social sustainability. Some sections may be technologically mediated.
NATS 4950 Natural Science Field Studies Interdisciplinary application of the concepts of science for field and laboratory studies of the physical and biological environments.
PH 3770 Environmental Justice Use of epidemiology in environmental health. Morbidity and mortality in communities of color and lower economic status due to disproportionate distribution of environmental contaminants.
PH 4140 General Principles of Environmental Health General scope of disciplines within environmental health field; routes of entry into those disciplines.
PH 4210 Community, Environmental Safety and Public Health Law Examination of federal, state and local laws governing public health, environmental health and occupational safety; overview of OSHA, CALOSHA, EPA, CALEPA regulations, enforcement procedures, appeal process; review of selected cases.
PHYS 3700 Energy and the Environment The physics of energy conversion including the environmental and cost advantages and disadvantages of energy sources - fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, wind, tidal, and geothermal.
POLS 3580 Environmental Policy and Management Evaluate the social cost of environmental damage from multiple perspectives and government efforts to ameliorate those costs; equity, efficiency, and effectiveness of various public policies designed to address environmental damage.
SOC 4870 Environmental Policy, Law, and Society Sociological aspects of environmental policy and law; relationship between societies and environmental problems regarding air and water quality, endangered species, toxic chemicals, energy, and natural resources; policy tools and analysis.
TECH 3700 Sustainable Energy and Transportation Comprehensive review of traditional and sustainable power technology: available energy forms; power conversion, coal, nuclear, wind power, photovoltaics, fuel cells; mobile applications, engines, clean transportation; energy management.
ULRN 4140 Integrated STEM Project-Based Learning in Urban Environments Identification and analysis of STEM-based problems in urban environment. Development of functional and aesthetic design processes, planning, development and evaluation of integrated solutions. Campus and field-based explorations, critical STEM literacy.
URBA 1800 The Urban World Worldwide issues relating to the physical, technological, economic, political, historical, sociological and environmental characteristics of urban areas.
Sustainability Courses: Graduate
Prefix Cat# Course Title Course Description
BIOL 5430 Seminar: Ecology - Environmental Biology Advanced study of selected topics in methods of data analysis.
CE 5790 Environmental Mass Transfer Study the fate of contaminants in the environment. Emphasis on the fundamentals of mass transfer including: sorption/desorption, contaminant retardation, vaporization and dissolution of Non-aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL), and other phenomena.
CE 5800 Advanced Environmental Modeling Numerical methods are used in this course to solve complex environmental transport equations. The emphasis is on finite difference and finite element methods. Topics include derivation of mass-balance-based transport equations, algorithm development for models that range from simple steady-state homogeneous isotropic condition to complex transient heterogeneous anisotropic condition, and implementation into a computer program.
CE 5850 Environmental Transport Transport in water and air emphasizing exchanges across boundaries such as sediment-water and air-water; particles, droplets, and bubbles; effect of reactions on transport; linkages between physical, chemical, and biological processes.
ECON 5450 Seminar: Urban and Environmental Economics Analysis of urban and environmental policy at the graduate level; emphasis on the intersection between urban areas and environmental issues.
GEOL 5200 Environmental Isotope Geochemistry This course will introduce students to isotope geochemical processes and tools and its use in environmental geochemistry. Applications include contaminant hydrogeology, water resources and climate change.
GEOL 5250 Sedimentary Processes, Environments, and Structures Identification and analysis of sedimentary structures and hydrodynamically generated bedforms to determine sedimentary processes and environments of deposition.
GEOL 5600 Hydrogeology Advanced study of groundwater topics including aquifer testing, regional groundwater flow, water chemistry mass transport, and groundwater models.
MGMT 5102 Sustainability, CSR, and Business Ethics Analysis of organizations’ policies and practices using frameworks of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Analysis of dilemmas presented to business executives and professionals using theories of ethics / business ethics.
MGMT 5102 Sustainability, CSR, and Business Ethics Analysis of organizations’ policies and practices using frameworks of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Analysis of dilemmas presented to business executives and professionals using theories of ethics / business ethics.
MKT 5320 Seminar: Sustainability Marketing Critical analysis of sustainability in a marketing context; local and global impact of current marketing practices upon the environment; re-framing of marketing strategies and practices for environmental and social sustainability. Some sections may be technologically mediated.
PH 5130 Environmental Health Exploration of factors in the environment that affect human health and methods for promoting health via environmental methods.
POLS 5850 Seminar: Regulation, the Environment and California Public Policy The interrelationships among regulatory policies, environmental problems and public policy in California.
Sustainability-Included Courses: Undergraduate
Prefix Cat# Course Title Course Description
AAAS 2100 Asian America: Culture, History, and Community Introductory survey of culture, history, communities of Asian America, with an emphasis on the making of new Asian America and the intersectionality of race and ethnicity with class and gender.
AAAS 3510 Body, Health, and Food Justice in API Communities Examine intermingling effect of food justice and perceptions of body among Asian Americans, with an emphasis on community engagement and the intersectionality of race and ethnicity with class and gender.
AAAS 3540 Asian Economies and New Consumerism A survey of economic developments and trends in Asia since WWII through analysis of emerging market and consumer culture.
AAAS 4530 Cultural Competency for Professionals: Understanding Asia and Asian America Introduces useful knowledge and effective skills to students who plan to work for Asian or Asian American organizations, clients, and companies.
AAAS 4850 Anti-Colonial Movements The course considers organized resistance to European imperial and colonial empires among colonized populations. Special attention is given to Asian, African, and Latin American regions.
ANTH 1500 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Exploration and application of concepts of myths, cultures, power relations, social organization, social meaning to the study of kin, economic, political, legal, belief, and communication systems in different societies.
ANTH 3000 Immigrant Experiences and Social Justice in the Americas Exploration of the diversity of immigrant experiences in the Americas and the social and cultural forces shaping them, community based inquiry and public sphere pedagogy with immigrant communities.
ANTH 3200 Where in the Californian Community are You? Student’s anthropological, holistic and comparative exploration of personal and collective engagement with the community and events in California through examination, reflection, services and recommendation as democratic participation in “learning common.”
ANTH 4220 The Archaeology of Islands and Coastlines Explores archaeological evidence for the extent and diversity of maritime adaptations around the world. Examines human adaptive variation, issues of insularity, and paleoecology in island and coastal settings.
ANTH 4340 Globalization and Cultural Change Anthropological theory and practice in the changing social, economic, and cultural conditions of the twenty-first century.
ART 2090 Perspectives on Art and Cultural Diversity Diversity, identity, and power in groups and/or individuals as expressed through form and symbols of visual arts in various cultures.
ART 2400 Art and Life Perspectives Comparative analyses of art forms that express views of time, environment, ancestry, birth and death among indigenous and mixed cultures (developing and industrial).
ART 3170 Visual Arts in Urban Contexts A study of visual arts in various urban contexts. Comparative studies of artists, urban art forums, and processes of achieving recognition and legitimacy among diverse groups.
ART 3900 Art and Design in the Community Art and design in public places, the organization of public space and community identity. Participation in collaborative activities utilizing art and design skills in service to the community.
ART 4090 Hand vs. Machine Advanced course exploring the relationships between various modes of production, as related to textiles, body, and garment.
ART 4600 Multicultural Approaches to Visual Arts Analysis of art experience as human behavior responsive to sociological, ecological, political and historical conditions in American and other cultures.
BIOL 4700 Conservation Biology Biological diversity of animals and plants; genetics and ecology of small populations; protection and management of threatened species and communities.
BUS 2500 Diversity, Business, and the Workplace Examines how cultural diversity drives business success as well as the knowledge and skills needed to interact effectively within diverse business environments.
BUS 4150 Contemporary Issues in Global Business An integrated approach to business issues in a globalized environment under different political, legal, economic and socio-cultural conditions with a focus on trade, competition, regional integration, international finance and accounting, international labor, international management, and global governance.
CDIV 4810 Understanding Cultural Diversity within Human Services Preparation for culturally competent practice within a wide variety of human services settings in diverse communities; a cultural lens and reflective stance promote exploration of attitudes, values, beliefs and worldview.
CE 4830 Hydrology I Precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, transpiration, and runoff; methods of predicting discharge from precipitation, flood routing, and measurement of hydrologic processes.
CE 4850 Water Supply Sources and collection of surface and ground water, distribution systems, water quality, water treatment plants, sedimentation, filtration, softening, and disinfection.
CHDV 2250 Ethnic Identity and Cultural Awareness in Children and Families Examines historical, socio-political, and cultural factors of major U.S. immigrant groups. Emphasis placed on family interactions, childrearing, communication, religion, health care, developmental risk and disability, and attitudes towards intervention.
CHDV 2500 Child, Family, and Community Examination of the impacts of environmental settings, significant relationships, and societal issues on the development of children.
CHDV 3210 Urban Families: And Resilience Examining the role of diversity in dynamic interactions between culturally diverse families and other institutions in urban environments. Processes of resolving tensions between urban demands and family resilience.
CHDV 3730 Asian Americans, Families, and Community An overview of Asian and Asian American individual development in the context of family and community.
CHDV 3750 Health Disparities in Urban Communities Health disparities affecting children and families in urban communities characterized by multiple diversity factors are explored. The intersectionality of factors and processes for promoting health equity and wellness are examined.
CHDV 4360 Family Stress and Resilience: Cultural Considerations Overview of family experiences in managing situational and environmental stress, with a focus on how family resiliency, cultural considerations and family risk and protective factors influence adaptation to stressful events.
CLS 3320 Remittances, the Immigrant Economy, and Globalization This course addresses a range of important Latina/o household economic, labor market, consumer, banking, and migration issues related to the powerful influences of remittances in this society.
CLS 3400 Latinas/os and Social Justice: Contemporary Issues Examination of the struggle for Latina/o social justice remains an essential component of US society. Significant political, economic, cultural and social transformations have been initiated by these movements are investigated.
CLS 4170 Critical Analysis of Inequality and Educational Policy Investigation of the relationship between marginalized groups and education policy. Analysis of past and recent education policy and related court cases impact on marginalized students at all education levels.
CLS 4255 Latinas/os and Social Justice Movements The course can address a wide variety of social justice movements in the Chicana/o and Latina/o communities: environmental justice, gentrification, housing, immigration, gender discrimination, racial profiling, educational reform, Latina/o LGBT/LGBTQIA communities, sustainable environmentalism, minorities in academia, and political reform.
COMD 4750 Cultural/Linguistic Diversity in Communication Disorders Theoretical considerations and application of current research in cultural/linguistic diversity and communication disorders.
COMM 2890 Introduction to Intercultural Communication Course examines theories of intercultural communication, investigates intercultural communication conflict, studies cultural diversity of communication, and seeks to develop an ethical approach to intercultural communication.
COMM 3420 Rights and Justice Freedom of communication, political rights, diversity and justice: The evolution of these rights in the United States; analysis of contemporary problems, global implications, and potential solutions in our multicultural world.
COMM 3840 Globalization, Culture and Communication Critical examination of globalization and its multiple sociocultural dynamics and communication challenges for global citizens. Emphasis on globalizing institutions, trans-border flows, international communication, social change, and cultural identities.
COMM 3890 Intercultural Communication in Civic Contexts Inquiry into processes, and problems of intercultural communication in multicultural, multiethnic local/global civic contexts. Focus on how gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status intersect and impact intercultural interaction.
COMM 4160 Intercultural Business Communication Analysis of communication issues in an intercultural or global business context; intercultural communication theories; intercultural business negotiations; role of nonverbal communication in doing business effectively.
COMM 4410 Intercultural Communication Description and analysis of cultural influences on human communication acts; codes and paralinguistic elements; focus on communication between cultures in an urban setting.
COMM 4860 Communication and Cultural Studies Survey of history, primary texts, and representative studies in cultural studies. Emphasis on cultural studies of media, technology, and communication.
CRIM 2100 Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System Historical and current relevance of race, class, gender, and sexuality to: (1) individuals and communities; (2) the experiences of offenders, victims, and criminal justice personnel; and (3) policy development, power dynamics, and the administration of criminal justice.
CRIM 4460 Community Policing and Problem Solving Contemporary police problems and new strategies and practices for addressing crime and neighborhood disorder. Emphasis on the history, definition, evaluation, and models of community policing.
CRIM 4930 Civic Engagement in Criminal Justice This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a criminal justice-related field placement.
ECON 3500 Economics of Poverty and Inequality in the U.S. Concept and measurement of poverty; analysis of both economic causes and effects of poverty; policy implications and remedies.
ECON 3600 Developing Countries and the New Global Economy Overview of economic factors that influence the development and participation of today’s developing countries in the global economy; problems with economic transition, environment, technology, and impact of global financial, trade, and investment systems.
ECON 3650 Economics of the Latino Community Analyze socioeconomic characteristics of the US Latino community. Recognize how factors such as ethnicity, race and institutions contribute to the community’s development. Topics include: poverty, inequality, healthcare, immigration, and education.
ECON 4400 Urban and Regional Economics Role of economic analysis in dealing with urban and regional problems; growth, land use, housing, transportation, and income distribution; emphasis on role of economic models in policy making.
ECON 4600 Economics of Developing Countries Contemporary economic issues in developing countries; theories of development; problems with population growth, investment, technology, and entrepreneurship; role of trade and international finance; foreign aid and external debt; government policy.
ECON 4610 Economics of International Trade Economic analysis of how and why commodities are traded among nations; tariffs and quotas; common market and other international institutions.
ECON 4620 International Monetary Economics Economic analysis of international currency and bond market dynamics. Implications of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies for financial markets. Trade and capital flows. Study of currency and financial crises.
ECON 4650 Current Issues in Latin American Economies Analysis of factors determining the performance of Latin American economies, including external debt, trade, economic integration, labor market and institutions. Economic issues facing the U.S. Latino community are also discussed.
ECON 4720 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Relations between employers and employees as the latter are represented by organized labor; collective bargaining as it relates to recognition, wages, hours, working conditions, grievance procedure, seniority, and health and safety.
ECON 4900 Issues in the Economics of Globalization Contemporary issues in globalization and international monetary cooperation, including international capital flows, central banking in emerging market economies, international debt, global and regional economic integration and international economic policy coordination.
EDCI 4000 Transformative Teaching in Diverse Urban Classrooms Practical, dispositional introduction for developing personal visions as Transformative Educational Leaders. Introduction to laws, and analysis, application and evaluation of strategies to prepare teacher candidates to teach in urban schools.
EDCI 4270 Current Topics in Multicultural Children's Literature An introduction to the use of multicultural children’s literature in the classroom. Survey, analysis and current trends and topics in relation to the use of multicultural children’s literature.
EDEL 4660 Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Classroom: Needs and Opportunities Multicultural education and anti-bias curriculum development for early childhood education; focus on cross-cultural perspectives and their effects on behavior, learning, and teaching.
EDEL 4670 School/Family/Community Partnerships in Urban Learning Examination of family, community, societal, cultural, and ideological influences on children’s learning and schooling. Emphasis on strategies to integrate urban family members, as well as community resources, into the teaching-learning process. Field-based experiences required.
EDFN 3130 Diversity, Intersectionality, Major Racial/Ethnic Groups in U.S. Schooling, and Equality of Educational Opportunity and Social Justice An examination of diversity, the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality, with a focus on experiences of major racial/ethnic groups in relation to U.S. schools and educational equality.
EDFN 4200 Educational Foundations: of Diversity and Equity in Urban Schools Foundational study of schooling focusing on the intersectionality of race/class/gender/sexuality, the educational experience of non-dominant racial, cultural, and socioeconomic groups, and equality of educational opportunity in urban schools.
EDFN 4400 Educational Foundations: Schooling for in a Diverse Urban Society Study of the historical, cultural, social, and legal foundations of education with an emphasis on the intersectionality of race/class/gender/sexuality and the educational experience of non-dominant racial, cultural, and socioeconomic groups.
EDIT 4100 Educational Technology for Urban Educators Application of educational technology including: written and online communications, reviewing resources, graphical organizers, and assistive technology. Legal, ethical, and human issues related to educational technology. Meets Level I technology standards in Education.
EDSE 4101 Intersectional Diversity in Families and Students from Urban Schools Exploring implications of planning and management choices on specific student populations, understanding school climate and exploration of understandings of families and students within targeted urban communities.
EDSE 4480 Instructional Fieldwork Laboratory for Urban Schools Laboratory Course gives students an opportunity to be placed into schools for 2 hours per week to explore, examine, implement and practice the technical components for teaching in urban schools.
EDSE 4481 Instructional Fieldwork Laboratory for Urban Schools II Laboratory Course gives students an opportunity to be placed into schools for 2 hours per week to explore, examine, implement and practice the technical components for teaching in urban schools.
EDSE 4482 Instructional Fieldwork Laboratory for Urban Schools III Instructional Laboratory Course gives students an opportunity to be placed into schools for 2 hours per week to explore, examine, implement and practice the technical components for teaching in urban schools.
EDSE 4491 Contextual Fieldwork Laboratory for Transforming Urban Schools II Laboratory Course gives students an opportunity to be placed into schools for 2 hours per week examining the contextual features that help teachers explicitly connect theory to practice.
EDSE 4492 Contextual Fieldwork Laboratory for Transforming Urban Schools III Contextual laboratory course that places students into secondary schools for 2 hours per week to explore, examine, implement and practice the contextual components for teaching in urban schools.
EDSP 4000 Foundations of Special Education Legal, historical, and practice-based foundations of special education. Classification systems, characteristics, and individualization of services for students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Implications of risk factors for health and development.
EDSP 4001 Observations in Urban Classrooms Observation and problem-solving of issues in urban classrooms, including: classroom management, ongoing assessment and legal/ethical practices of special education teachers. Requires 45 hours of observation in classroom settings.
EDSP 4061 Early Fieldwork in Inclusive Teaching: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Early fieldwork in teaching students with and without disabilities in an inclusive classroom; unit and lesson planning, instructional delivery, co-teaching, writing instruction, and classroom/behavior management.
EDSP 4760 Instructional Strategies, Individualized Programming and Diversity in Orientation and Mobility Instructional Seminar Strategies for assessment, planning, instruction and individualized programming in orientation and mobility for diverse learners who are blind and visually impaired. Course taken in conjunction with O&M fieldwork.
EDSP 4900 Foundations of Special Education for Secondary Teachers in Urban Schools Legal and historical foundations of special education for secondary teachers in urban schools. Classification systems, characteristics, risk factors, and introduction to services for students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
EDSP 4901 Understanding Learners with Special Needs in Urban Secondary Classrooms Understanding framework of support for students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents in secondary classrooms. Universal Design for Learning, differentiating instruction, positive behavior support, health factors, and collaboration and co-teaching.
EDSP 4902 Supporting Learners with Special Needs in Urban Secondary Classrooms Demonstrating skills in supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents in secondary classrooms: co-planning and co-teaching with special educators; differentiating instruction and providing accommodations/modifications; high engagement strategies; high-stakes assessments.
ENGL 2665 Multicultural Science Fiction Science fiction literature produced by Asian American, African American, Euro- American, Latina/o, and Native American authors.
ENGL 3810 Literary Explorations of Racism and Justice Analysis of the literary depiction of racism and justice, with emphasis on the treatment of civil rights issues in fiction, drama, and poetry.
ENGL 3822 Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film Critical analysis of the representations of ethnicity and emotions in U.S. film.
ENGL 4210 Cultural Studies and Literature Survey of the history of cultural studies; introduction to the basic concepts of cultural studies, including mass, popular, and subcultures; cultural analysis of literary texts. Some sections may include a service learning option.
ENGL 4690 Ethnic Literature in the U.S. Literature by modern ethnic writers in the U.S. May include, among others, Asian-American, African American, Euro- American, Latino/a, and Native American literature. May involve an optional service learning component.
FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business I Introduction to legal and regulatory environment of business emphasizing the American legal system, dispute resolution, contracts, sales, torts, white-collar crimes, and related legal/ethical issues. Instruction in legal research.
FIN 3050 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business II Legal and regulatory issues facing business owners, managers, and accountants, including forms of business organization, securities regulation, employment law, agency, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and commercial paper.
FIN 4310 Multinational Financial Management Managerial finance applied to multinational transactions; analysis of risks, reduction/elimination of currency risks and other financial risks via hedging/corporate structures. Overview of international financial markets and financing sources.
GEOG 1550 Cultural Geography Geographic perspective on the spatial variation of culture. Focuses on similarities and differences of various cultures with respect to racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, demographic, and organizational characteristics.
GEOG 1600 Physical Geography Introduction to the principles and processes affecting the natural environment and dynamical interactions of the physical world and its inhabitants. Emphasizes the spatial relationships among atmosphere, hydrosphere, soils, and vegetation.
GEOG 3760 Urban Spatial Process and Patterns An in-depth, critical examination of the spatial processes of urbanization and the characteristics and morphology of cities.
GEOG 4460 U.S. Ethnic Communities Spatial structure and organization of selected ethnic communities in the U.S. and their interrelationships with American composite cultural environment.
GEOG 4630 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Urban Planning Focuses on the application of Geographic Information Systems in urban planning and decision making.
GEOG 4760 Urban Geography In-depth spatial analysis of urban systems and internal structure of cities, and analytical investigation of functions and forms of representative urban areas.
GEOL 1550 Oceanography Introduction to the origin of ocean basins, seafloor features, ocean sediments, ocean circulation, seawater properties, wave properties, coastal processes, and environmental issues tied to pollution, population growth and climate change.
GEOL 1580 Natural Disasters Causes, characteristics, mitigation and case histories of natural disasters affecting civilization. Topics include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, storms and floods, tsunami, asteroid impacts, forest fires, climate changes, and mass extinctions.
GEOL 3120 Global Climate Change and the Developing World Investigates the causes and impacts of global climate change on developing countries, as well as mitigation schemes. Students explore current climate change and its impact on the poor, and they gather evidence from the past and formulate scenarios of the future. This course includes civic/community learning.
GEOL 3570 Urban Geology Geologic conditions and processes (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides, coastal processes, etc.) as they affect urbanized areas around the world. Urban governmental planning and regulation for mitigation of geologic problems.
GEOL 4850 Groundwater Management and Models Mathematical models as tools of groundwater management; case histories of various levels of groundwater management; laboratory includes verification and prediction using finite difference models on computer systems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours including one field trip.
GEOL 4870 Watershed-Analysis Includes basic surface hydrology, surface-groundwater interactions, hyporheic zone processes, wetlands for water treatment, agricultural and urban runoff, stream restoration, basic microbiology in watersheds, and contemporary problems in California Watersheds.
HIST 2050 Race and Ethnicity in United States History This course explores U.S. history through the lens of race and ethnicity from the 1400s to the present, emphasizing race and ethnicity’s intersections with gender and socio-economic class.
HIST 3300 Big History: From the Big Bang Until the Present Covers eight thresholds of universal history, from the creation of the universe through the origin of life through the Anthropocene Epoch: human history in its broadest ecological and biological context.
HIST 3400 Race, Ethnicity, and the History of US Civil Rights Movements Examines the history of various modern U.S. social movements for racial and ethnic equality and justice.
HIST 3450 Rise of Urban America Examines the growth and diversification of the infrastructure and population of American cities, and the challenges of maintaining civic relations, public health, and social opportunity for their residents.
HIST 3510 A History of Violence: Conflict, War, and Resolution Conflict, violence, war and their relationships with gender, religion, science/secularism, and race/ethnicity; strategies for conflict resolution and peace. Course is global in outlook, using critical theory and case studies.
HIST 4010 History of Globalization: Themes and Continuities Analysis of the economic, political, and cultural origins of globalization, and of the historical precedents and parallels for contemporary manifestations and consequences of the phenomenon.
HIST 4800 Ethnicity and Immigration in American History Role of national, racial, and religious minority groups, and of immigration, in American history.
HNRS 1200 Reading Los Angeles: Engaging Cultural Expressions in a Global City Explores cultural expression and creativity in globalized urban contexts. Interdisciplinary exploration of artistic and creative expression (literature, art, theater, dance, film, music, and other cultural forms) in Los Angeles.
HNRS 3200 Humanities Approaches to Race, Ethnicity, and “Wicked” Problems Interdisciplinary approaches to studying race, ethnicity, and a complex “wicked problem”-such as gentrification, human rights, or the HIV/AIDS pandemic-from the perspective of the arts and humanities.
HNRS 3300 Addressing “Wicked” Problems through the Social Sciences: A Case Study in Diverse Communities This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to a complex “wicked problem”- such as food justice and social and economic inequality in diverse ethnic communities-from the social sciences perspective.
JOUR 2920 Introduction to News Writing and Reporting Introduction to news writing and reporting. News sources, collection of news, acceptable forms for news stories, news reporting styles and journalism ethics.
KIN 3820 Sociocultural and Psychological Analyses of Human Movement Discussion of theories of motivation, arousal, aggression, and audience effects, as well as, the sociocultural role of sport and exercise in North American society.
KIN 4580 Environmental Exercise Physiology This course explores the responses and adaptations of the human organism to exercise in various environments and studies the interaction between the multiple physiological systems during acute and chronic exposure and exercise.
LAS 1400 Introduction to Globalization, Race, and Place Explores the role of race in structuring social relations around the globe, with special focus on the globalization of discourses about race and its intersectionality with socioeconomic class and gender.
LAS 3000 Immigrant Experiences and Social Justice in the Americas Exploration of the diversity of immigrant experiences in the Americas and the social and cultural forces shaping them, community based inquiry and public sphere pedagogy with immigrant communities.
LAS 3420 Cultural Impact of Development Impact of colonialism, neocolonialism and globalization on art, literature, music and identity in developing nations, especially in Africa and Latin America.
LAS 3500 Movements for Social Justice in the Americas Examination of revolutionary and social justice movements in Latin America and among Latino communities in the U.S.; application of insights from these movements to social problems today.
LAS 3800 Latin American Cities: Between Development and Exclusion An introduction to Latin American cities and urban studies, with a special focus on questions of urban growth, poverty, exclusion, and citizenship.
LAS 4250 Latin Americans Responses to Imperialism and Globalization The impact upon Latin America of U.S. world hegemony and the process of globalization and Latin American response to these forces. Major international issues confronting Latin America.
LBS 2340 Multicultural Arts, L.A. Cultural, historical, social context for community/ municipal arts in L.A. (performance, visual, musical). Emphasis on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, youth, and intersectionality among these categories. Attend performances/ museums; discussion with artists/ experts. Some course sections may offer a service learning option.
LBS 2665 Multicultural Science Fiction Science fiction literary traditions such as Afrofuturism, Latina/o futurism, Indigenous futurism, Asian and Asian American SF, and Euro-American SF.
LBS 3840 Globalization, Culture and Communication Critical examination of globalization and its multiple sociocultural dynamics and communication challenges for global citizens. Emphasis on globalizing institutions, trans-border flows, international communication, social change, and cultural identities.
LBS 4000 Community Impact Media Community engagement course in which CSULA students provide neighboring community youth from high schools and community arts centers with hands-on media making/storytelling mentorship toward the production of video projects written and directed by the youth filmmakers.
LBS 4600 Cultural Studies: Theories and Methods Overview of historical, theoretical, and methodological underpinnings. Exploration of cultural identity, struggle, and representation.
LBS 4610 Public Humanities and Community Learning Engaged arts/humanities: civic and/or service learning projects. Models for, and practical application of, cultural and social theory in collaboration with community-based arts/humanities artists and organizations.
MATH 4800 Modeling Biological Systems Modeling techniques applied to biological systems. Topics include nonlinear dynamics, stochastic models, compartmental and spatial models, parameter estimation, methods of model evaluation, modeling complexities.
MGMT 4300 Leading and Managing in Healthcare Environments Management functions and leadership processes in healthcare organizations, including in-depth review of managerial skills and organizational practices for successful performance.
MKT 3950 Community Based Social Marketing Applies the marketing process to building, and developing community based programs in the surrounding Cal State LA community. Considers the role of local business, non-profits and government utilization of marketing to engage and shape community behaviors for collective good.
MKT 4510 Intercultural Business Communications Analysis of communication issues in an intercultural or global business context; intercultural communication theories; intercultural business negotiations; role of nonverbal communication in doing business effectively.
ML 3000 Language Diversity in Urban America Study of the nature and socio-cultural impact of language diversity in urban America.
ML 3300 Cross-Cultural Issues in International Film Study of cross-cultural issues in international film from various countries. The class will focus on making connections between movies and the historical and societal concerns of their corresponding world regions.
MUS 3000 Career Planning and Working in the Community Understanding the profession and the role of the artist in the community by articulating concepts of civic learning and community engagement, and identify areas of civic engagement.
NATS 1010 Physical Science Basic concepts in physics and chemistry such as motion, energy, electricity, and the properties and transformations of matter. Open to all non-science majors.
NATS 4000 Crosscutting Concepts in Natural Science Basic concepts in physics and chemistry such as motion, energy, electricity, and the properties and transformations of matter. Open to all non-science majors. Recommended for Elementary Subject Matter majors.
NATS 4960 Natural Science Field Studies and Pedagogy Design, propose, and conduct an interdisciplinary science field/laboratory project and present project findings in written and oral formats. Create a related secondary instructional unit and peer-teach selected lessons. Strategies, objectives, and methods in the teaching of science in the urban setting.
NSS 1200 Water and Life in the Los Angeles Basin Introductory geology and biology, the interaction of biological and ecological systems with the earth and the water cycle; social dimensions of water use in the LA Basin.
NSS 1300 Bioclimatology This course introduces scientific evidence and theory for global climate change and its impacts on terrestrial biological systems.
NTRS 2100 Foundations of Food Introduction to foods as a profession. Principles and procedures of food preparation including selection, storage, food sanitation, product evaluation, and meal management.
NTRS 2500 Human Nutrition Nutrition and its relation to health, behavior, growth, development, and aging.
NTRS 3120 Cultural Cuisine Cultural food patterns represented regionally, nationally and internationally; food choices, typical dishes, menus, nutritional aspects, purchasing, preparation techniques, equipment, and significance in cultural settings.
NTRS 3170 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition Scientific role of nutrients in the body and in development, growth and maturation.
NTRS 3510 Adult Nutrition Nutritional needs and common diseases afflicting adults; promotion of adult health by nutritional intervention.
NTRS 3570 The Changing Food Supply: Impact on Health Changing food consumption patterns since our ancient ancestors, and the subsequent impact on health. Agricultural systems and food availability, and their impact on todays established cultural food habits will be explored.
NTRS 4100 Experimental Foods Application of scientific principles to experimental methods in food preparation and recipe analysis.
NTRS 4180 Community Nutrition Community nutrition problems, agencies, and programs. Service learning course.
NTRS 4910 Advanced Community Nutrition: Program Planning and Evaluation The focus of this course is program planning, intervention and evaluation of community nutrition programs, especially amongst underserved neighborhoods.
NURS 4420 Community/Public Health Nursing Synthesis of nursing theories and public health science applied to assessing and promoting the health of at risk populations: communities, families and aggregates.
NURS 4430 Practicum: Community Health Nursing Nursing in the community: experiences in home health, family focused care, and population based nursing in the community.
NURS 4700 Community/Public Health Nursing Synthesis of nursing theories and public health science applied to assessing and promoting the health of communities and aggregates at risk in the population, including the risks to communities from bio-terrorism.
NURS 4710 Community/Public Health Nursing Lab Application of the nursing process, levels of prevention and public health theories and strategies in vulnerable clients, families, and aggregates.
PAS 1400 Introduction to Globalization, Race, and Place Explores the role of race in structuring social relations around the globe, with special focus on the globalization of discourses about race and its intersectionality with socioeconomic class and gender.
PAS 3420 Cultural Impact of Development Explores the role of race in structuring social relations around the globe, with special focus on the globalization of discourses about race and its intersectionality with socioeconomic class and gender.
PAS 3810 Literary Explorations of Racism and Justice Analysis of the literary depiction of racism and justice, with emphasis on the treatment of civil rights issues in fiction, drama, and poetry.
PAS 3822 Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film Critical Analysis of the Representation of Ethnicity and Emotions in U.S. Film.
PAS 4400 Power and the African American Community I Study of power relations in African American communities, including the interactions between community and dominant institutions.
PH 1500 Health and Wellness Current health and safety issues with an emphasis on disease prevention and wellness by evaluating current health knowledge and skills that can be incorporated into one’s daily living or the health of groups and societies in contemporary culture.
PH 3750 Health Disparities in Urban Communities Health disparities affecting children and families in urban communities characterized by multiple diversity factors are explored. The intersectionality of factors and processes for promoting health equity and wellness are examined.
PH 3760 Issues in Global Health Explores the emerging health challenges to people in the developing world. The effects of ecological, social, economic, and political changes on health are examined.
PH 3780 Current Issues in Urban Health Explores the health problems of Los Angeles, a diverse urban area. This course will examine the nature and epidemiology of local health problems, assess the systems in place to address them, and discuss interventions to address these problems.
PH 4150 Critical Issues in Health Policy This course examines the process of health care policy making, focusing on current, critical policy issues including cost and access to care, public health and government programs.
PH 4220 Vulnerable Populations This course will focus on the health care needs and access to and quality of care received by a variety of vulnerable populations in the United States.
PH 4240 Drugs and Health Study of psychoactive drugs; drug-taking behaviors and issues related to dependence; physiological, psychosocial, legal and political aspects of drugs and health; strategies for drug abuse prevention, education and intervention.
PH 4320 International Health Review and analysis of historical and modern efforts to solve health problems; survey of global health problems; analysis of the role of international health agencies.
PH 4340 Health Promotion Foundations of health promotion and health promotion program content including behavior modification; development and implementation for use in corporate medical care and community settings.
PHIL 2200 Contemporary Moral and Social Issues: An Intersectional Approach in a Multicultural Society Philosophical examination of values, assumptions, and arguments concerning moral and social issues. Intersections with race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. Possible topics include, reproductive rights, poverty, marriage, identity politics, and justice.
PHIL 2230 Race, Diversity and Justice Philosophical examination of justice and its relations to individual, social and political treatment of differences in race and ethnicity. Intersections with gender, sexuality, and class are considered. May include optional service learning.
PHIL 3290 Philosophy, Race, and Ethnicity: An Intersectional Approach Philosophical investigation into the concepts of race and ethnicity, the metaphysical, moral and political issues raised by them as they intersect with gender, class, and sexuality.
PHIL 4290 Bioethics Philosophical consideration of moral issues concerning health and health care, such as decisions about death, reproductive choices, medical experimentation, and justice in allocating health resources.
PHYS 1560 Physics for the Twenty-First Century Current topics in physics that will play a significant role in social and economic issues of the 21st century. Fundamental physics concepts necessary to understand these topics.
POLS 3420 Rights and Justice This course analyzes the evolution of the freedom of speech and equal protection in the United States, with particular emphasis on issues of race and ethnicity.
POLS 4040 Urban Government and Politics Problems of political influence, public policy, intergovernmental relations, and formal structure in American urban areas.
POLS 4090 US Minority Politics Overview of ethnic politics in U.S. from both historical and contemporary perspectives; American Indian, Asian, black, and Hispanic political movements in U.S.
POLS 4201 Model United Nations This is a course on the United Nations (UN) system intended to prepare students for their role as delegates at the national Model UN conference.
POLS 4202 Model United Nations This course is intended to examine the political, social and economic background of the assigned country for the National Model UN Conference.
POLS 4460 Global Legal Studies Examine the international legal system, and the use of law to address contemporary world problems, including an analysis of the social context of law and the comparative approach to its study.
POLS 4610 Dynamics of Urban Administration, Urban Admin Examines the politics of governing urban areas characterized by diverse and dynamic populations, needs and interests with a focus on the role of civic engagement in addressing complex urban problems.
PSY 4390 Racial/Ethnic Minority Mental Health A critical evaluation of the research and clinical applications of cross-cultural psychology on mental health issues, including racism, relevant to Asian Americans, African Americans, and Latinos.
PSY 4450 Community Psychology - Service Learning Applies principles of social and clinical psychology to community problems and well-being; analysis of social systems; introduction to community mental health and community change. Includes service learning option: students volunteer in community agency.
PSY 4650 Multicultural Psychology: Current Issues and Research Theoretical and empirical approaches to the psychological understanding of diverse cultural groups. Conceptualizations of similarity and difference. Current findings and methodological issues in multicultural research.
PSY 4850 Directed Field Experience in Community Clinical Psychology Application of psychological principles (interviewing, counseling) in supervised settings: service agencies, mental health centers, halfway houses, etc. Lecture, problem solving meetings, self and agency evaluation reports.
RELS 3110 Seeking the Holy: Ancient Traditions, Modern Practices Comparative analysis of the ways in which texts, objects, environments, spaces, music and rituals associated with ancient religions shape contemporary human spiritual and social practices.
RELS 3500 Religion, Spirituality, and Ethnic Identity Examination of religion and spirituality as forms of ethnic identity, including the use of religion to justify racial/ethnic discrimination and to challenge racial/ethnic discrimination.
RELS 3650 Science and Religion Comparison of goals, methods, settings, and practitioners of religion and science, past and present, through an examination of historical and present-day case studies.
RELS 4705 Religion and Spirituality in American Indian Communities Religious and spiritual traditions in American Indian, First Nations, and Alaska Native communities, from both historical and contemporary perspectives, with emphasis on indigenous perspectives.
SOC 3000 Cultural Emotions Cultural diversity of emotions in context of racial/ethnic cultures, socialization, relationships and social movements worldwide. Social structural causes of racial/ethnic conflict and harmony as analyzed through emotional feeling and expression.
SOC 3300 Social Issues in the Urban Setting Social issues in urban setting; technological and economic changes; ethnic, cultural and class diversity; cross-cultural comparisons; population and environmental concerns; and social planning.
SOC 3480 Sociology of Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Gender Sociological examination of race/ethnicity, social class, and sex/gender as bases of inequality and the processes by which inequalities are maintained or reproduced; emphasis on race/ethnicity and intersectionality of factors.
SOC 4230 Sociology of Globalization and Resistance Sociological analysis of globalization as a contested process; emergence of global societies, political structures, and movements; social forces advancing global neoliberalism; resistance by workers’, indigenous, women’s, and environmental transnational movements.
SOC 4300 Urban Sociology Urban community and urbanization as contemporary social process; consideration of urban areas, institutions, values, and problems; social and demographic characteristics, urban and suburban change and planning.
SOC 4330 Bioethics and Sociology Sociological analysis of ethical and legal issues concerning health, including dilemmas in health care delivery, reproduction, the beginning and end of life, institutional ethics committees, genetic testing, and new medical technologies.
SOC 4480 Social Class and Inequality Examination of sociological theory and research bearing on social stratification; social differentiation: class position, class interests, correlates of social class; trends in occupational mobility; comparison of stratification systems.
SOC 4600 Race and Ethnic Relations Structure and change of minorities in society; theories and research: historical, contemporary, and comparative; processes of adjustment: patterns of immigration, prejudice, discrimination, assimilation, pluralism, conflict, and social movements.
SW 3620 From Institutional Racism to Cultural Competency This course provides an introduction to the theories and factors underlying racism, the institutionalism of racism, and the development of cultural competency to combat racism.
SW 3710 Culturally Competent Social Work Practice Instruction in the delivery of culturally competent social work services with diverse groups in society.
SW 3711 Human Behavior and Social Environment: Prenatal through Early Adolescence Application of social work practice principles, values, knowledge, and skills in assessment of’ human behavior within context of social environment from birth to early adolescence.
SW 3712 Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Late Adolescence through Old Age Application of social work practice principles, values, knowledge, and skills in assessment of human behavior within context of social environment from late adolescence through old age.
SW 3762 Cross Cultural Practice with Older Adults This course exposes students to cross cultural and direct practice with older adults through examination of ethnicity, age, race, gender, social class, and religion to meet the health and human services needs of the increasingly diverse aging segment.
SW 3820 Community Organizing This course applies stages of the generalist social work method to community organizing, community analysis, dynamics of social power and formal organizations.
SW 4630 Diversity and Intersectionality in Social Work This course presents theories of diversity and intersectionality applicable to social work, examines the impact of diversity issues on clients, and applies these ideas to working with diverse clients.
SW 4840 Community Engagement, Service Learning, and Practice with Youth This course prepares students to work with youth using the empowerment model and contextualizes social work courses on human behavior and child welfare policy.
TA 4762 Community-Based Theatre The study and practice of community-based theatre for engaging diverse communities.
TECH 2500 Impact of Technology on the Individual and Society An exploration of the ways technology impacts individual human development within global social systems. Including an emphasis on lifelong acquisition of technology skills with an optional service-learning component.
TECH 3500 Fire Protection and the Community Relationship of fire service and fire protection needs to critical urban issues, affirmative action, public education, communication with minority groups, interdepartmental and intradepartmental relations.
TVF 3340 “Race,” Justice and the Mass Media Examines the history of race and racism in US society and culture. Emphasizes historical role of the media in the cultural politics of “race” and racism within the US and between the US and other nations.
TVF 4000 Community Impact Media Community engagement course in which CSULA students provide neighboring community youth from high schools and community arts centers with hands-on media making/storytelling mentorship toward the production of video projects written and directed by the youth filmmakers.
TVF 4240 Multiculturalism, Media and Social Justice This course is designed to illuminate socio-political and cultural processes through which ideas of “race”/ethnicity are constructed and contested in history of US society and culture with emphasis on media representations.
TVF 4665 Science Fiction Across Media Examination of the origins and development of the science fiction genre across media such as print, film, radio, comics, television, and video games.
ULRN 4130 Literacy and the Urban Community Basic concepts of emerging literacy in the urban community: family literacy, language acquisition, phonemic awareness and techniques for integrating early reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Field site application through community based experiences and service learning.
ULRN 4190 Senior Seminar in Urban Schooling Capstone course for students in the Urban Learning major. Reading, writing, discussion and reflection on topics and issues relating to teaching and learning in urban schools.
WGSS 3720 Reproductive Justice Historical and contemporary contexts of reproductive justice as a social justice issue shaped by socio-political, cultural, physical, and economic influences and intersections with gender, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, immigration, age, and ability.
WGSS 4000 Knowledge, Power, and Research Justice in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies An overview of methods, the politics of knowledge and methodology, and development of research projects in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies.
WGSS 4480 Sexualities and Gender Diversity in Global Perspective This course examines the diversity of forms of sexuality and their relationship to gender constructs around the world, with a focus on non-Western societies.
WGSS 4840 Chicana/Latina Narratives and Community History Students learn to conduct oral history interviews, and analyze the narratives told by Chicana and Latina women about the communities in which they have lived, worked, and participated.
Sustainability-Included Courses: Graduate
Prefix Cat# Course Title Course Description
BUS 5023 Marketing Strategy for a Global Environment Investigates marketing imperatives, principles, and philosophy in a dynamic global environment. Emphasizing the process of selectivity and concentration, customer value, differential advantage, and integration when developing marketing plans and strategy.
BUS 5026 Global Business Environment National, political, economic, socio-cultural, and ethical differences; international trade policies and institutions; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; international monetary system; global competition and business operations; current trends and developments.
BUS 5028 Capstone: Global Business Strategy Integrative view of positioning the firm for success in the global business environment. Introduces concepts, frameworks and techniques to make strategic decisions. Topics include environmental analysis, resources, capabilities, business strategy, vertical integration, diversification, implementation, and social responsibility.
CE 5750 Urban Transportation Planning Travel forecasting, data requirements, collection methods, trip generation and distribution models; modal split analysis, trip assignment, plan alternatives, and evaluation methodology.
CE 5820 Statistical Hydrology Statistical and probability analysis of hydrologic processes. Frequency analysis of extreme hydrologic events. Application of correlation and regression method to hydrologic variables. Elementary time series analysis of hydrologic data. Uncertainty and risk analysis.
CE 5830 Hydrology II Space-time characteristics and mechanics of rainfall, surface run-off and infiltration. Theory of drainage basin dynamics. Low stream flow.
COMS 5150 Seminar: Cultural Studies An examination of the history, theories and scholarship of cultural studies, with a particular focus on popular culture as a site of social power dynamics and contestation.
COMS 5890 Seminar: Intercultural Communication Contemporary theories, research perspectives and significant cultural influences relating to communication between cultures.
COUN 5103 Multicultural Counseling Effect of social environment and cultural group membership on behaviors related to counseling; relationship of social and cultural background to counseling practices; implications of cultural diversity.
CRIM 5200 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice This course utilizes an intersectional framework to examine the historical and current relevance of race, class, gender, and sexuality to: (1) individuals and communities; (2) the experiences of offenders, victims, and criminal justice personnel; and (3) policy development, power dynamics, and the administration of criminal justice.
CRIM 5300 Theories and Perspectives in Criminal Justice Functions of theory building and testing as fundamental parts of scientific method in criminal justice; examination and evaluation of criminological theories.
CRIM 5380 Seminar: Criminal Justice Problems Advanced investigation and reports on selected critical problems in criminal justice; emphasis on scientific method and acquaintance with reliable methods of research.
ECON 5000 Fundamentals of Business Economics Business Economics: markets, demand, consumer behavior, nature of firms, measuring economic activity, inflation unemployment, money and banking, and the role of the government.
ECON 5600 Seminar: Current Issues in Economic Development In-depth analysis of contemporary economic issues in developing countries, for example, population growth, domestic and foreign investment, technology, trade, foreign aid, external debt, and government policy.
ECON 5610 Seminar: International Economics Analysis of current international issues concerning cross-border trade and capital flows; methods of trade policy analysis; implications of regional and global economic integration.
EDAD 5063 Pluralism, Collaboration, and Social Justice This course prepares the candidate to understand the role of instructional leaders in the political, social, and cultural context of the school, collaboratively working with diverse families in a pluralistic community-setting.
EDAD 5520 Seminar: Instructional and Organizational Change in Socio-Culturally Diverse Schools A hands-on approach to relevant organizational theories for creating change to meet the needs of socio-culturally diverse schools and communities.
EDAD 6050 Advocacy, Community Engagement and Governance: The Social and Political Contexts of Education Examines research on the role of social movements, civic activism and community-based organizing in building advocacy and leadership for school reform analysis of interagency and intergovernmental politics and practices.
EDCI 5110 Advanced Classroom Assessment in the Urban School An advanced treatment of the field of classroom assessment emphasizing authentic methodologies focusing on urban classroom settings in context of differentiated instruction, pedagogy and foundations of education.
EDCI 5350 Teaching for Cross-Cultural and Global Awareness Instructional strategies, materials, resources for examining cross-cultural and global education issues in the classroom.
EDCI 5540 Research and Methods for Teaching in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Classrooms Exploration and application of research-based pedagogy in programs for English learners in bilingual/cross-cultural and dual language classrooms. Includes focus on SDAIE and assessment. Fieldwork required.
EDCI 5570 Research and Pedagogy for the Bilingual Learner: Exploring Cultural Impact Traditions, roles, status, communication patterns of culture as experienced in specified country(ies) and the U.S. Cross-/inter-/intra-cultural relationships/interactions and cultural contributions in California and the U.S. [i.e. Chicano/Latino; Chinese/Chinese American]. Fieldwork is required. Course conducted bilingually in target language and English.
EDCI 5600 Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Urban Schools Curricular trends in historical perspective; sociological change, research in child growth and development, basic philosophies. Objectives, practices, materials, evaluation in curriculum development process including school reform and transformation.
EDCI 5850 Characteristics of Social Change in Urban Schools Exploration of the connections between the role of research, the theories of social and cultural foundations of education, and practical realities of social change in local communities.
EDCI 5900 Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate Creating advanced examination of the area of classroom management; strategies for creating a healthy classroom environment.
EDCI 6350 Teachers, Leadership, and Power in Urban Schools Analysis of research, policy, and practice on teacher leadership in instruction and school culture; barriers created by school structures and teaching culture; teacher leadership impact on school reform, student outcomes.
EDCI 6600 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Urban Settings: Equity, Access, and Achievement Historical, political, and sociohistorical, perspectives of curriculum theory and its relationship to schooling; curricular foundations of instructional leadership for equity in urban schools; curriculum as context for teaching and learning.
EDCI 6620 Cultural Sensitive Pedagogy in Early Childhood Settings Leadership issues in culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy; leading culturally sensitive instructional strategies to engage families, (parents, caregivers) and community members as active partners in early childhood education.
EDCI 6770 Leadership in Curriculum and Assessment for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Urban Students Theories/practices of curriculum and assessment; curriculum contexts, change, continuity, articulation, and censorship; cutting edge content trends; resource optimization for transforming curriculum; constructing evidence-based decision-making cultures that improve student outcomes.
EDFN 5500 Contemporary Social Theory and Issues in Urban Education Introduction to and examination of conceptual frameworks and methods of contemporary social theories (e.g., social reproduction theory, postmodernist/poststructuralist theory, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and critical pedagogy as related to issues of class, race/ethnicity, gender, power, and equity in urban schooling.
EDFN 6020 Research Methodologies for Urban Educational Leadership Research methods applicable to equity and inclusion issues impacting urban education. Topics include qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods research designs, measurement, evaluating quality in educational research, elements of a research proposal.
EDFN 6052 Laboratories of Practice: Community Research Lab Faculty-supervised field practicum with community partners on the issues and research needs of local educational organizations; exploring communities as research settings; applying community experiences to planning dissertation research.
EDFN 6140 Evaluation Methods for Urban Education Leadership A comprehensive survey of program evaluation principles, methodologies, designs, effective use of evaluation data for decision making, and state and federal evaluation requirements for educational leaders.
EDFN 6411 Using Qualitative Research to Explore Teaching and Learning for Diverse Urban Settings Traditions and methods of qualitative research; knowledge and skills to understand, design and conduct qualitative research; using qualitative data and analyses to identify and understand educational issues and problems.
EDSE 5101 Research on Characteristics and Needs of Urban Secondary Schools, Families, and Students Exploring implications of planning and management choices on specific student populations, understanding school climate and exploration of understandings of families and students within targeted urban communities.
EDSE 5490 Contextual Fieldwork Laboratory for Transforming Urban Schools Laboratory Course gives students an opportunity to be placed into schools for 2 hours per week examining the contextual features that help teachers explicitly connect theory to practice.
EDSE 5900 Teaching in Multicultural Middle and Senior High School Classrooms Course examines research-based strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate and student-centered curriculum and instruction in multicultural, urban middle and secondary classrooms.
EDSP 5811 Seminar: Issues and Strategies for Multicultural Special Education Students Introduction to special education for multicultural/bilingual exceptional students, issues in nondiscriminatory assessment, instructional strategies for multicultural/bilingual special education students.
EDSP 6000 Seminar: Understanding and Using Research to Answer Questions about Diverse Urban Schools Development of critical analysis, interpretation, synthesis of research, and communication of findings on issues related to students with disabilities in diverse urban schools and colleges to promote achievement and inclusion.
EDSP 6400 Research on Exceptional Students from Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds Research on the relationships among culture language, and literacy; impact of disabilities on language, cognition, and academic achievement; identification and placement issues/strategies; and culturally responsive educational settings.
EE 5360 Renewable Energies in Power Systems Features of renewable energy sources, issues of power systems with high penetration of renewables, power balance/frequency control, modeling and simulation of wind and photovoltaic units, Storage systems.
GEOG 5300 Seminar: Urban Social Systems Growth and nature of urban social systems in selected cities and metropolitan areas; theories of urban structure and problems; improving quality of urban life; comparisons of cities in various countries.
GEOL 5630 Water Quality Seminar Contemporary issues in water quality, including contaminant transport, pollutants in surface and ground water, natural attenuation, engineered bioremediation, monitoring wells, soil sampling procedures, and vadose zone monitoring.
KIN 5070 Cultural Analyses of Sport in the United States Examination of research focused on cultural analyses of sport as a sociocultural system with an emphasis on diverse populations. Focuses on theoretical and conceptual issues in the sociology of sport.
MKT 5950 Community Based Social Marketing Explores building, developing, and managing community based social marketing tactical/strategic programs. Explores business, non-profit and government utilizing marketing management processes to engage and shape community behaviors for collective good.
NURS 5422 Group, Family, Community, and Agency Interventions in Psychiatric Nursing Advanced psychiatric nursing evidenced based interventions with clients that are other than individuals. Students will learn principles of family development, family therapy, and organizational change.
NURS 5780 International Health Perspectives Global nurse practitioner practice, meeting health care needs unique to developing, underserved nations and international travelers. Includes assessment, diagnosis, and management of tropical disease and health promotion/disease prevention.
POLS 5835 Arts and Cultural Administration This course examines the basic components of arts and cultural administration in government agencies and, to a lesser extent, nonprofits. Students will learn the foundation and history of arts and cultural administration, the impact of arts on society and the economy, how different types of arts and cultural facilities are managed as well as arts and cultural policies.
POLS 5864 Collaborative Governance This elective course addresses the changing nature of governance skills, which increasingly require intergovernmental and inter-sectoral cooperation to address complex public problems.
POLS 5865 Negotiation and Conflict Management for Administrators This elective course addresses the question, “what is the best way for people to deal with their differences?” Introduction to conflict in organizations, methods of negotiating differences for positive outcomes.
PSY 5650 Seminar in Multicultural and Cross-cultural Psychology Current findings and critical issues relating to ethnic minority and other culturally different groups, including Black/African American, Latino(a), Chicano(a), and Asian cultural groups; sexual minorities; and differently abled groups. The application of psychological principles toward alleviating psychosocial problems faced by culturally different groups.
SOC 5300 Sociology of Urban Life Examination of major approaches to the study of cities and different urban problems afflicting cities globally; consideration of gender, race, culture, immigration and economic and political forces affecting urban life.
SOC 5600 Seminar: Race, Ethnicity, Power, and Justice Examination of theories and research on race, ethnicity, systemic and institutional racism and inequality, and multiracial and antiracist movements for social justice.
SW 5101 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Human growth and development from birth through early childhood, including views based on biological, psychological, cultural, interpersonal, and social structural assumptions. Examination of theoretical perspectives that discuss human development and behavior across the life course from a multidimensional context and that present applications to social work.
SW 5102 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II Building on theoretical knowledge associated with human behavior/development, this course examines normative biopsychosocial developmental issues from middle childhood into young adulthood and the influence of contextual variables on development.
SW 5103 Human Behavior and the Social Environment III Building on theoretical knowledge associated with human behavior/development, this course examines normative biopsychosocial developmental issues from middle adulthood into late adulthood and the influence of contextual variables on development.
SW 5202 Foundational Principles of Therapy, Counseling, and Services Theory and practice focusing on the problem-solving approach, psychodynamic techniques, and crisis intervention.
SW 5204 Advanced Models of Therapy, Counseling, and Services Practice theory and skill development derived from a variety of frameworks for selective application in professional social work practice with diverse, cross-cultural, and micro-level systems.
SW 5302 Community Organizing Social work interventions with natural and formed groups; understanding of community development, especially in low-income and under-represented communities; community organizing theories and analysis.
SW 5304 Advanced Policy Analysis and Practice Analysis of federal, state, and local policies affecting social welfare populations; impact of demography, diversity, and intergenerational claims on shaping policies; advocacy to promote social justice in policy-making and implementation.
SW 5805 Policy and Practice in Public Child Welfare This course examines contemporary practice in California’s public child welfare systems in the context of current policy and administrative issues.
TECH 5720 Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Infrastructure Autonomous Vehicles: technology, sensors, applications and legal, social and economic implications. Smart Infrastructure: traffic control, vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and data security.
TVFT 5080 Media Arts, Theatre and Society Historical and current relationship between media arts, theatre and society. Study scholars and practitioners who address questions regarding contemporary roles, potentials and impacts of these arts and professions.
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
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Geographic Information Systems Certificate
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate is offered by the Department of Geosciences and Environment to students with up-to-date theory and technology in spatial analysis in urban planning, political science, and environmental studies. It provides students a Post-Baccalaureate alternative for acquiring a recognized certification for GIS competency. A total of 16 units in the following courses are required for the certificate. Refer to the Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: General Information chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs. GIS certificate application forms: Application for Certificate and GIS Certificate
Upper Division (16 units)
•GEOG 369 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (4)
•GEOG 463 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Urban Planning (4)
•GEOG 464 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Political Science (4)
•GEOG 465 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Environmental Studies (4)
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Open University allows anyone to take Cal State LA undergraduate credit classes without being admitted to the university. For students not interested in a college degree, Open University may allow them to pursue personal interests, or enhance their professional skills.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.