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  • CIS 497-8: Introduction to Computer Science


    Introduction to the principles of computer security, with emphasis on applied encryption, software security, web security and network security. Topics such as encryption algorithm, access control, authentication, buffer overflow, cross-site scripting attack and TCP/IP security will be covered. Both theoretical and practical knowledge will be provided to enhance students’ understanding towards computer security issues.

    Prerequisite:  CS 311 Data Structure, with a minimum grade of C (2.0)

  • COMM 420-6: Communication, Culture and Illness

    Explores the interconnectedness of health and culture through critical engagement of narratives and media coverage. Through a rhetorical, media and critical theory perspective, analyze media and narratives with the intent of discerning how culture frames how people understand and engage in their health, illness, health care, and end of live processes. Particular foci will be: infectious disease, chronic and hereditary conditions, and end of life.   Prerequisite: COMM 390 or 402.
  • CS 497-7: Introduction to Deep Learning

    Fundamental topics of classification, regression and clustering, and a number of corresponding learning models such as the multi-layer perceptron and its gradient-based training through the backpropagation algorithm. Fully connected neural networks will be followed by more specialized neural network architectures such as convolutional neural networks (for images), recurrent neural networks (for sequences), and memory-augmented neural networks. Prerequisites: CS 311 and MATH 242.
  • FIN 484-2: Securities Analysis

    Quantitative approach to security analysis, including the theory of financial statement analysis and valuation of the firm. Also includes analysis of business and economic conditions, industry analysis, and ratio analysis.

    Prerequisite: FIN 304

  • HIST 300-15: History of an American Presidency

    Explores ways in which the respective presidents have balanced their responsibilities for national security and social security in the context of political, economic, social and cultural changes in the nation. Addresses to what extent the presidents were responsible for or subject to those changes throughout the nation’s history. Examines the presidential relationships and communication with American citizens (and non-citizens) in the context of historical change.
  • ID 170-5: Introduction to Origina of Chicanxs Studies

    Interdisciplinary overview of the Chicanx historical experience in the United States. Emphasis on historical perspectives and the impact of key social institutions and socio-political, education/intellectual, psychological, economic, technological, and cultural developments. Surveys historical origins and examines complex and interrelated developments within contemporary Chicanx communities in the United States. Course covers select historical periods shaping Chicanx culture and American history and how they related to contemporary Chicanx experiences and conditions. Students apply multiple theoretical perspectives and methodologies in written classwork, class discussions, and written examinations.
  • LTWR 501-1: Digital Media as Literary Practice

    Focuses on theories and practices of new media as digital literature. Students will examine and compose digital literature through multiple cultural lenses and multiple forms of new media toward developing a critical-creative digital writing practice. Media Techniques to be explored include: digital audio and video (podcasting, sound sculpture, and experimental film), audio-visual multimedia performance, hypertext and visual narrative, social media, virtual and augmented reality, and 3D videogames.

    Instructor consent required.

    Undergraduate prerequisites: LTWR 300A and 300B. Additional enrollment requirements for undergraduates: Nine (9) additional units of LTWR at the 300 or 400 level.

  • MDIA 470-1: Digital Policy in the U.S.

    Explores the questions around the regulation of media in the digital era. Particular attention will be paid to transformations in laws and policies surrounding ownership, copyright, privacy, hacking, and network management. Consideration will be given to how these changes impact media industries and the public, and how they connect with larger political, economic, and cultural trends.
  • MUSC 180-4: Gospel Choir

    Performance ensemble composed of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) to perform both traditional and contemporary gospel music. Weekly rehearsals will include an orientation to the historical performance practices of African - American church music, along with contemporary repertoire derived from various ecumenical practices.  Students are expected to perform at least twice during the semester within the campus and broader North County region.  May be taken for credit up to four semesters.  Open to students, faculty and staff.
  • PHYS 490-7: Astrophysics

    Introduction to applications of lower-division physics in Astrophysics. Applies the physics and mathematics learned in lower-division to gain exposure to astrophysical observations, experiments, and theory. Topics of discussion may include the physics of planetary orbits, the physics of stars, stellar spectra, black holes and accretion disks, star formation and molecular clouds, cosmology and the structure of the universe, and big bang and the origins of the solar system.
  • PSYC 440-5: Preparing for a Career in Research

    Provides knowledge and skills necessary for successful transition from undergraduate studies to graduate research in the behavioral and biomedical sciences. Includes career awareness, development of communication skills, fundamental principles and practices of experimental design and statistics, research ethics and responsible conduct, organization of scientific inquiry, and other topics of importance to success in a research career. Student must be engaged in supervised research and intent on attending doctoral studies upon graduation.
  • PSYC 440-6: Tobacco Use, Addiction and Treatment, and Regulatory Science

    Provides depth on a special topic within clinical psychology and public health. Examines serious addictive behavior leading to preventable death and disease in the United States: smoking, nicotine addiction, treatment methods, and theory-based factors associated with tobacco use and treatment outcomes. Current issues win tobacco regulatory science such as smoke and tobacco free policies will be covered.

    Restricted to students with graduate standing.

  • VSAR 180-1: Printmaking I

    Introduces traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. Explores histories and conceptual hallmarks of these media. Highlights the socially active component of printmaking as a democratic medium and emphasizes printmaking skills as an expressive means to explore independent visual intent, subjects and imagery. Draws on historical and contemporary expels of printmaking with an emphasis on contemporary and experimental ways of working with print media. Includes lecture, readings and research in addition to the primary hands-on studio component.
  • VSAR 380-2: Design and Invention

    Explores methods of creative development from concept to visual design. Emphasizes the imagination as a tool for invention with visual design as the conduit for both the development and articulation of new concepts. Incorporates studio-based hands-on development and a range of computer graphics technologies. Draws on historical and contemporary examples of invention with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary development of ideas. Explores ways in which design concepts can be realized through design thinking and project work. Includes design activities, research, design management
  • WMST 180-1: Women that Make Change

    Using biographies, articles, TV interview, music, literature, cinema, science, art, political activists, etc., students will be exposed to women who have made extraordinary contributions that have changed cultures and societies in the U.S. and the world.



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Posted April 23, 2018