Schedule of Classes

The courses listed in this section have been chosen by the designated departments as having special interest for students who are not majoring in that particular subject but who might find courses in that discipline both enjoyable and beneficial. For more information, contact the department directly.

Architecture

ARCH 114 Architecture: Culture and Community (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the ways architecture represents aspirations of culture, satisfies practical and spiritual needs, shapes the social and urban environment, and helps preserve the planet.

ARCH 214b World History of Architecture (3 units)

Description: A world-wide perspective of architectural history as a product of social, cultural, religious, and political dimensions, b: 1500 CE to present. Prerequisite: ARCH 214a.

ARCH 220 The Architect's Sketchbook (2 units)

Description: The architect's sketchbook as a portable laboratory for perceiving and documenting space introduces the study of the built environment. On-site sessions develop drawing, observation, and visualization skills.

ARCH 304x Intensive Survey: Prehistory to the Present (4 units)

Description: An intensive historical overview of architecture from prehistory to the present, emphasizing interrelationships of various global cultures and how social considerations were translated into form. Not available for credit to architecture majors.

ARCH 307 Digital Tools for Architecture (3 units)

Description: Exploration of digital tools with an emphasis on building information modeling (BIM), parametric modeling, and interoperability including special topics in Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) and sustainable design. Recommended preparation: basic computer skills.

ARCH 370 Architectural Studies- Expanding the Field (2 units)

Description: Survey of opportunities, specializations, and professions related to architecture provides a resource for professional growth for architecture majors, and introduction to the field for non-majors.

ARCH 421 Digital Architectural Photography (2 units)

Description: Perceiving and documenting the built environment through the perspective and frame of the digital camera. Mastering the basic principles of the digital image though an understanding of frame, light, exposure, color correction, and printing output.

ARCH 422 Architectural Photography (2 units)

Description: Perceiving and documenting the built environment through the perspective and frame of the camera. Abilities with 35mm and large format cameras, lighting, and black and white lab techniques will be developed. Recommended preparation: knowledge of 35mm camera.

ARCH 441 A History of Architectural Theory: 1400-1914 (2 units)

Description: A seminar on architectural history from Alberti to Scott, reviewing primary texts and subsequent criticisms.

ARCH 442m Women's Spaces in History: "Hussies," "Harems" and "Housewives" (4 units)

Description: Methods for studying patterns of spatial differentiation of women throughout history from home to city, embodied in gender specific language and gendered spaces.

ARCH 444 Great Houses of Los Angeles (4 units)

Description: An introduction to the architectural philosophies of seven influential California architects through reading and site visits to significant case studies.

ARCH 454 Contemporary Asian Architecture (4 units)

Description: Exploration of various "Asian" architectures, comparisons of areas, identifying current trends and impact of Asia on Southern California and Los Angeles.

ARCH 527 Case Studies: The Development of Urban Housing (2 units)

Description: An exploration of the various elements and stages of the housing development process. Recommended preparation: a preliminary understanding of real estate or housing.

ARCH 553 History of American Architecture and Urbanism (3 units)

Description: History of American architecture and urbanism from Prehistory to World War II examined in relation to European influences and indigenous developments.

ARCH 561 Architecture in the Urban Landscape: Projects and Places (2 units)

Description: Study of the basic spatial and infrastructure elements of the city, and how urban places are formed. Focus on incremental development, public-private collaboration, community incentives and controls, project implementation strategies.

ARCH 565 Global History of Landscape Architecture (3 units)

Description: Understanding of the global history of landscape design in relation to social, political, religious, environmental and aesthetic principles; current design theory, projects and their historical references are critically reviewed and analyzed.

Business

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

BUCO 425 Ethics and Professional Communication (4 units)

Description: Study the intersection between business and professional leadership, language, and ethics. Analyze and present results to public audiences through publications, professional conferences, ethics case competitions. Corequisite: WRIT 340.

FINANCE AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS

FBE 428 Principles of Employment Law (4 units)

Description: Comprehensive survey of employment and labor law topics arising in the contemporary American workplace.

INFORMATION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

IOM 401 Business Information Systems – Spreadsheet Applications (2 units)

Description: Provides an applied understanding of how spreadsheets are used to analyze business information. Create real world software applications for use in accounting, finance, marketing and operations.

IOM 402 Business Information Systems – Database Applications (2 units)

Description: Provides an applied understanding of how work group databases are used to analyze business information. Create real world software applications that are used in accounting, finance, marketing and operations.

IOM 427 Spreadsheet Modeling, Optimization and Analysis (4 units)

Description: Application of decision analysis, simulation and optimization techniques to managerial problems. Students learn how to create and present useful spreadsheet models to analyze practical business problems. Recommended preparation: BUAD 310.

IOM 431 Managing the Digital Revolution for Your Business (4 units)

Description: Specifics of digital technologies including Web 2.0, creating a website, ERP, and CRM in a way to understand how these digital technologies can be used strategically by companies.

IOM 433 Business Information Systems Analysis and Design (4 units)

Description: Information analysis and the logical specification of business systems, including logical design, physical design, and implementation; computer exercises and case studies.

IOM 443 The Business of Interactive Digital Media (4 units)

Description: Understanding the entertainment and media industries, and the effects of IT, the Internet, and mobile technologies on the business models and management of these industries.

IOM 482 Supply Chain Management (4 units)

Description: Issues in supply chain management. Supply chain performance and dynamics. Tools for planning, control and coordination. Supply chain design and strategy. Prerequisite: BUAD 311.

Managing a Small Business on the Internet (2 units): Foundational knowledge for managing a small business on the internet, including strategies, tools, and resources integrated with hands-on skills for developing a small business website.

Basics of Project and Operations Management for Non-Majors (2 units): Topics include project management; optimal resource planning and allocation; decision making under uncertainty; managing variety; and global supply chains.

Cinematic Arts

ANIMATION

CTAN 435 Story Art Development (2 units)

Description: Using basic storyboarding techniques to develop a sense of character, plot, and continuity. Technical aspects of developing ideas into films.

CTAN 436 Writing for Animation (2 units)

Description: Workshop exploring concept and structure of long and short form animated films through practical writing exercises.
Two sections offered, both taught by Elizabeth Brauer.

CTAN 443L 3-D Animation and Character Design (2, max 4 units)

Description: Principles of 3-D animation and character design combining lectures, aesthetic concepts and techniques demonstrating the use of 3-D animation software and puppet animation. Prerequisite: CTAN 452.

CTAN 448 Introduction to Film Graphics — Animation (4 units)

Description: An introduction to methods for creating analog animation through experimentation with imagery, concepts and materials. Emphasis on basic timing principles and hands-on techniques.

Practical course in concepts, media and techniques related to the graphic film: symbology, composition, kinestasis, animation, typography, color and materials. Survey; lecture; production.

CTAN 450a Animation Theory and Techniques (2 units)

Description: Methods for creating animation blending traditional techniques with contemporary technologies.

Direct application of animation theory and techniques to drawing skills, story and continuity: design staging, timing, camera potential and action analysis. Lecture and laboratory.

CTAN 451 History of Animation (2 units)

Description: In depth survey of historical developments, styles, techniques, theory and criticism of animation as an art form.

CTAN 452 Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation (2 units)

Description: Lecture and laboratory in computer animation: geometric modeling, motion specification, lighting, texture mapping, rendering, compositing, production techniques, systems for computer-synthesized animation.
Three sections taught by Dariush Derakhshani, Maks Naporowski or Marcel Valcarce.

CTAN 455 Organic Modeling for Animation (2 units)

Description: The art of digital sculpting for animated characters, with visual effects integration. Recommended preparation: CTAN 452 or CTAN 462.

CTAN 462 Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Survey of contemporary concepts and approaches to production in the current state of film and video effects work. Digital and traditional methodologies will be covered, with a concentration on digital exercises illustrating modern techniques.

CTAN 464L Digital Lighting and Rendering (2 units)

Description: Concepts, tools and techniques used to create cinematic lighting and rendering in computer-generated imagery (CGI). Prerequisite: CTAN 452 or CTAN 462.

The course will assist the advancing animation or visual effects student with all aspects of CGI rendering, from developing fully digital scenes to integrating CGI with live action, using Autodesk Maya 3D animation software.

CTAN 495 Visual Music (2 units)

Description: Experimental animation providing the opportunity to produce individual or group projects. Focus is non-conventional techniques for image creation and collaboration between composer and visual artist. Not open to freshmen and sophomores.

CTAN 502a Experiments in Stereoscopic Imaging (2 units)

Description: An in-depth exploration of aesthetics and techniques involved in the conceptualization, design and creation of stereoscopic imaging.

CTAN 564L Motion Capture Fundamentals (2 units)

Description: Fundamental principles of motion capture technology explored while working through a structured series of assignments based around performance, gesture and motion. Prerequisite: CTAN 452 or CTAN 462.

CRITICAL STUDIES

CTCS 200 History of the International Cinema I (4 units)

Description: The development of international cinema from its beginnings to World War II. Lectures, screenings, and discussions.
Professor: Serna, Laura Isabel

CTCS 400 Non-Fiction Film and Television (4 units)

Description: An international survey of documentary, informational, and independent experimental film, video and television.
Professor: Renov, Michael

CTCS 402 Practicum in Film/Television Criticism (4, max 8 units)

Description: Exercise in writing film and television criticism using new and classic films and television programs.

This is a hands-on practicum designed to sharpen the critical skills of students and apply those skills to the analysis of television as it relates to popular culture. The course stresses doing, not theorizing.
Professor: Rosenberg, Howard

CTCS 412 Gender, Sexuality and Media (4, max 8 units)

Description: Examines how gender and sexuality are figured in cinema and television with an emphasis on the development of feminist media theory.

An examination of how media informs our understandings of race, gender, and sexuality and how theories of race, gender, and sexuality can influence our understanding of media. Students are expected to be open to and comfortable with discussing and analyzing a range of representations of race, gender and sexuality.
Professor: Himberg, Julia

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

CTIN 309 Introduction to Interactive Entertainment (4 units)

Description: Critical vocabulary and historical perspective to analyze and understand experiences with interactive entertainment; students imagine and articulate their own ideas.

CTIN 401L Interface Design for Games (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the aesthetics, terminology and common trends of interface design for games. Topics include 2-D and 3-D spaces and user/camera perspectives.

CTIN 404L Usability Testing for Games (2 units)

Description: Concepts and methods of usability assessment. The emphasis will be on understanding the issues surrounding game interfaces, and utilizing usability assessment methods.

CTIN 458 Business and Management of Games (2 units)

Description: Overview of current business models in games and interactive media, methods for pitching and getting products funded; copyright and intellectual property.

CTIN 463 Anatomy of a Game (4 units)

Description: Examine two game products from concept to delivery; introduce students to each of the professional disciplines involved in making digital games. Recommended preparation: CTIN 488.

CTIN 464 Game Studies Seminar (2, max 4 units)

Description: Rigorous examination of interactive entertainment: genres, history, aesthetics, cultural context, and social significance. Topics vary by semester.

CTIN 482 Designing Online Multiplayer Game Environments (2 units)

Description: Grouped into teams, students will study and design an original multiplayer game environment suitable for online usage.

PRODUCTION

CTPR 335 Motion Picture Editing (3 units)

Description: Theory, techniques, and practices in picture editing; use of standard editing equipment; individual projects.

Exploration of aesthetics, theory, history and procedures of motion picture editing for many styles of film. Students view award-winning shorts and sections of features to illustrate different editing styles, and edit a series of scenes using the latest Avid equipment.

CTPR 385 Colloquium: Motion Picture Production Techniques (4 units)

Description: Basic procedures and techniques applicable to production of all types of films; demonstration by production of a short film from conception to completion.

Motion picture production from writing of the script to planning, shooting and completion of a movie. The class will write, direct and shoot a digital video.

CTPR 409 Practicum in Television Production (2, 4, max 8 units)

Description: Television production: laboratory course covers operating cameras, creating graphics, technical operations, controlling audio and floor-managing live productions. Students plan and produce actual Trojan Vision programs.

CTPR 426 The Production Experience (2 units)

Description: To provide students with basic working knowledge of both the skills of the motion picture set and production operations through classroom lectures and hands-on experience.

Learn the fundamentals of episodic TV drama and participate in the shooting of an episode written and directed by students. Positions available in producing, camera, sound, production design or editorial.

CTPR 456 Introduction to Art Direction (2 units)

Description: Introduction to computer drafting, set design, rendering and model-making for students with diverse abilities. Guest lecturers, group discussions and hands-on workshop.

Workshops will include guest lecturers, group discussions and hands-on projects.

CTPR 470 Practicum in On-Screen Direction of Actors (4 units)

Description: Concentration on the basic skills in working with actors from a director's point of view.

WRITING

CTWR 404 Foundations of Comedy (2 units)

Description: Study of comedy theory and practical applications in film, television, and social media. Lectures and screenings of comedic forms tracing past, present and future.

CTWR 412 Introduction to Screenwriting (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the formal elements of writing the short film.

CTWR 416 Motion Picture Script Analysis (2 units)

Description: Critical analysis of story structure from classic films to contemporary works. Identification of key story concepts and elements of three-act structure.

MULTIMEDIA SCHOLARSHIP

IML 104 Introduction to Digital Studies (2 units)

Description: An introduction to the expressive range of screen languages in their cultural, historical, and technological contexts.

IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2, max 4 units)

Description: Introduction to the expressive potential of multimedia as a critical and creative tool, supplementing traditional forms of academic work.

IML 295Lm Race, Class and Gender in Digital Culture (4 units)

Description: Critical analysis of the categories of race, class and gender within the diverse digital spaces of contemporary culture, from video games to the digital divide.

IML 340 The Praxis of New Media: Digital Argument (2, max 4 units)

Description: An intermediate level course which approaches archived material from multiple perspectives, in order to develop new avenues of expression, education, and research. Recommended preparation: IML 104 or IML 140 or IML 201.

Earth Sciences

GEOL 108Lg Crises of a Planet (4 units)

Description: Impact of civilization on planet earth, and impact of earth's natural evolution on society: earthquakes, volcanism, landslides, floods, global warming, acid rain, groundwater depletion and pollution; mineral and fossil fuel depletion, formation of the ozone hole. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day or overnight field trip.

GEOL 130Lg The Nature of Scientific Inquiry (4 units)

Description: Examination of the scientific process: what constitutes science; evolution of ideas about the nature of space, time, matter, and complexity; paradigm shifts in the biological and earth sciences. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

GEOL 150Lg Climate Change (4 units)

Description: Climate systems from the beginning of earth history to the present; tools and techniques used to reconstruct prehistoric climate records; effects of climate variations on development of life forms on earth.

Communication and Journalism

JOURNALISM

JOUR 201 History of News in Modern America (4 units)

Description: Understanding news today. A survey of how news is gathered, weighed, and disseminated and how historical events have shaped news in the 20th century.
Instructor: Felix Gutierrez

JOUR 210x Basics of Broadcast Newsroom Production for Non-Majors Only (2 units)

Description: Introduction to broadcast newsroom production; preparation and treatment of form and content; procedures, problems, ethics, and practice in planning and producing a nightly newscast. Open to non-journalism majors only. Not available for degree credit to journalism majors. Graded CR/NC.
Instructor: Stacy Scholder

JOUR 330 Photojournalism (4 units)

Description: Emphasis on fundamental skills necessary for photojournalism including camera techniques, story ideas and digital darkroom.

JOUR 340 Introduction to Advertising (4 units)

Description: History and development of advertising; basic advertising campaigns showing relationships of marketing, creative, print and electronic media.

JOUR 341 Advertising Copywriting (4 units)

Description: Writing and editing for advertising and commercial copy for all media. Prerequisite: JOUR 340.

JOUR 342 Advertising Media and Analysis (4 units)

Description: Selling, planning, buying for the media; advertising’s relationship to society and business; media choice. Prerequisite: JOUR 340.

JOUR 380 Sports, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An inside look at the symbiotic relationship of sports and the media — from the interdependence of sports and media, to the coverage of sports in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. The economic and ethical issues involved, the conflicts of interest, the history and current status of sports coverage in American media today.
Instructor: Jeff Fellenzer

JOUR 381 Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society (4 units)

Description: An examination of the symbiotic relationship of the entertainment business and the media; press coverage of the entertainment industry; Hollywood’s relationship with news media.
Instructor: Mary Murphy

JOUR 420 Advanced Photojournalism (4 units)

Description: Emphasis on advanced photojournalism techniques for complex photo storytelling; focus on style, content, design, expression and ethics. Prerequisite: JOUR 330.

JOUR 432 Sports Commentary (4 units)

Description: Techniques of reporting and writing sports columns and commentary for print, video, radio and Web-based media.
Instructor: J.A. Adande

JOUR 454 Sports Public Relations (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the field of sports information and promotion, including lectures, media assignments, role-playing, and presentations by sports professionals. Junior standing.

JOUR 458 Public Relations in Politics and Political Campaigns (4 units)

Description: Application of public relations principles to the context of political campaigns; emphasis on message development and delivery; relationship between candidate, news media, and electorate.
Instructor: Dan Schnur

JOUR 465 Latino News Media in the United States (4 units)

Description: History and growing importance of Latino print and broadcast news media in covering immigration, discrimination, culture, social differences and other aspects of U.S. Latino life.
Instructor: Felix Gutierrez

JOUR 477 Web Analytics for News and Nonprofit Organizations (2 units)

Description: Examines print, broadcast and public relations media and their interactive roles in multi-national and supra-national settings at sites in both Western and Eastern Europe. Recommended preparation: JOUR 350.
Instructor: Dana Chinn

Music

PERFORMANCE (GUITAR)

MPGU 120a Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 120b Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as The Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120a or MUPF 120.

MPGU 120c Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as the Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120b or MUPF 120b.

MPGU 120d Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as the Beatles and Dave Matthews. Prerequisite: MPGU 120c.

MPGU 121 Intensive Beginning Pop/Rock Guitar (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the performance technique of pop/rock guitar as well as music theory fundamentals, exploring repertoire by artists such as the Beatles and Dave Matthews.

MPGU 125 Beginning Fingerstyle/Chord Guitar (2 units)

Description: Basic fingerstyle guitar, learned through the study of such pieces as "Greensleeves," "Malaguena," and "Minuet" (Bach); song accompaniment patterns and music notation for the beginner.

MPGU 126 Easy Fingerstyle Beatles (2 units)

Description: Techniques of classical guitar applied to the study of five to eight Beatles songs, from "Hey Jude" to "Blackbird." No guitar or music background required.

PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD STUDIES)

MPKS 150a Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors.

MPKS 150b Beginning Piano (2 units)

Description: Techniques of performance, note reading, and basic musicianship. Not open to music majors. Prerequisite: MPKS 150a or MUPF 150a.

PERFORMANCE (POPULAR MUSIC)

MPPM 100 Popular Music Forum (1, max 4 units)

Description: A weekly lecture series addressing a wide range of special topics and issues confronting the popular musician. Graded CR/NC.

MPPM 120 Popular Music Performance I (2 units)

Description: Study of musical elements appropriate to the performance of popular music in a collaborative, interactive environment.

MPPM 240 Drumming Proficiency for the Popular Musician (2 units)

Description: Beginning and elementary instruction in drum set techniques.

PERFORMANCE (STRINGS)

MPST 163 Beginning Harp (2, max 8 units)

Description: Basic instruction in the fundamentals of solo harp playing, note reading, and basic musicianship. Open to music and non-music majors.

PERFORMANCE (VOCAL ARTS)

MPVA 141 Class Voice (2, max 4 units)

Description: Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing: breath control, tone production, diction, and the use of appropriate song material.

MPVA 241 Intermediate Class Voice (2, max 4 units)

Description: Continued development of the fundamentals of singing, diction, and repertoire building. Prerequisite: MPVA 141.

MPVA 402 Musical Theatre Workshop (2, max 8 units)

Description: Stylistic and technical features of dramatic and musical elements involved in performance of American musical and standard operetta repertory; staging of scenes.

COMPOSITION

MUCO 101x Fundamentals of Music Theory (2 units)

Description: An introductory course in music theory required for those majors in need of remedial training, and available to the general student who wishes to develop music writing skills. Not available for credit to B.M. and B.A. music majors. Recommended preparation: ability to read music.

MUSIC ENSEMBLE

MUEN 222 Trojan Marching Band (1, max 4 units)

Description: Rehearsal and participation in performances for athletic and other University functions. Graded CR/NC. Open to all students by audition.

MUEN 305 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1, max 8 units)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 307 University Chorus (1, max 8 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 308 USC Men's Chorus (1, max 8 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices. Open to all students. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 311 USC Oriana Choir (1, max 8 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women's voices. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 321 USC Concert Orchestra (1, max 8 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Audition not required. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 322 Trojan Marching Band (1, max 4 units)

Description: Continuation of MUEN 222. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 505 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1, max 4 units)

Description: Study and performance of vocal ensemble literature from the Jazz idiom, with emphasis on improvisational techniques. Open to graduate students by audition.

MUEN 507 University Chorus (1, max 8 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from all periods of music history. Open to all graduate students.

MUEN 508 USC Men's Chorus (1, max 4 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of choral repertoire from all periods written for male voices.

MUEN 511 USC Oriana Choir (1, max 4 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of advanced chamber music written for women's voices. Open to all graduate students by audition.

MUEN 521 USC Concert Orchestra (1, max 4 units)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of orchestra repertoire. Open to all graduate students. Audition not required.

MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE

MUHL 315x Music and Culture (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the B.A. degree in music. Western and non-Western music in its sociocultural context. Not available for credit to B.M. majors. Ability to read music highly recommended.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

MUIN 277x Introduction to Music Technology (4 units)

Description: A survey of the technology used to create, prepare, perform, and distribute music, with an emphasis on recording, MIDI, music production, mastering and Internet technologies. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. music industry majors.

MUIN 287 The Business and Economics of the Recording Industry (2 units)

Description: Economic considerations of home, studio and location recording. Equipment, labor, facilities, media, legal and tax considerations will be explored.

MUIN 372ax The Business and Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: A survey of the major elements that support the music industry. History, copyright, music contracts, radio, record companies, managers, music publishing and communication. Not available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. music industry majors.

MUIN 372bx The Business and Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (4 units)

Description: A survey of the major elements that support the music industry. History, copyright, music contracts, radio, record companies, managers, music publishing and communication. Not for major credit to B.M. and B.S., music industry majors. Prerequisite: MUIN 372a.

MUIN 425 Live Music Production and Promotion (4 units)

Description: A survey of the presentation of the live musical experience. Both classical and popular concert presentation will be examined including venue selection, promotion and security.

MUIN 440 Arts Management (4 units)

Description: A survey of the management of non-profit and for-profit arts organization with emphasis on funding, donor development, tax status and promotion.

MUIN 446a Computer Assisted Recording and Editing (2 units)

Description: Techniques and applications of recording and editing sound on personal computers. Hardware, software, editing for song, sound effects and dialog for film.

MUIN 446b Computer Assisted Recording and Editing (2 units)

Description: Techniques and applications of recording and editing sound on personal computers. Hardware, software, editing for song, sound effects and dialog for film. Prerequisite: MUIN 446a.

MUIN 448 Computer Music Notation and Preparation (2 units)

Description: Techniques and principles of computer music notation including conventions of music notation, idiomatic practices, preparation of significant score types, and MIDI basics.

MUIN 495 Music Industry, Broadcast and the Internet (4 units)

Description: An exploration of the effects of new technologies, laws, economic models, media (Internet, mobile, satellite), the decline of traditional broadcasting, and convergence with the music industry. Recommended preparation: MUIN 360 or MUIN 372bx.

JAZZ STUDIES

MUJZ 100xm Jazz: A History of America's Music (4 units)

Description: Gateway to the minor in Jazz Studies. Historical evolution of jazz from its origins to present day; elements of musical structures and jazz styles revealed through the study of recorded examples, live performances and video. Not available for credit to jazz studies majors.

MUJZ 218a Afro-Latin Percussion Instruments (2 units)

Description: Instruction in the performance of percussion instruments associated with African, South American, and Caribbean music traditions, with special emphasis on adaptation to jazz music.

MUJZ 218b Afro-Latin Percussion Instruments (2 units)

Description: Instruction in the performance of percussion instruments associated with African, South American, and Caribbean music traditions, with special emphasis on adaptation to jazz music. Prerequisite: MUJZ 218a.

MUJZ 419m The Jazz Experience: Myths and Culture (4 units)

Description: An examination of the music, culture, and mythology of jazz revealed through the study of jazz fiction, film, poetry, and recorded examples.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MUSC 255 Songwriting I (2 units)

Description: Development of musical and lyrical skills, composing, listening, analysis, and critiques of popular original music.

MUSC 355 Songwriting II (2 units)

Description: Continuation of Songwriting I; particular emphasis on the analysis of the techniques of important popular songwriters and the application of these techniques to original songs. Prerequisite: MUSC 255.

MUSC 400 The Broadway Musical: Reflection of American Diversity, Issues, and Experiences (4 units)

Description: Selected Broadway musicals serve as a catalyst for inquiry into human diversity, cross-culturalism, and significant social and political issues.

MUSC 420m Hip-hop Music and Culture (4 units)

Description: A history of hip-hop music from its inception to the present: its musical processes and styles, as well as attendant social, political, and cultural issues.

MUSC 422 The Beatles: Their Music and Their Times (4 units)

Description: Music, lyrics, recordings, production techniques, career strategy, social ramifications, and especially the technological impact of the musical group known as The Beatles.

MUSC 423 Classic Rock: Popular Music of the Sixties and Seventies (2 units)

Description: Critical examination of the lyrics, structure, associated mythology, technology, and evolving styles of popular music reflecting the turbulent societal changes during the Sixties and Seventies.

MUSC 444 American Roots Music: History and Culture (4 units)

Description: The history, genre, styles, songs, lyrics, and influences of American vernacular music in the 20th century, including the background that spawned these musical genres.

MUSC 450m The Music of Black Americans (4 units)

Description: The musical contribution of Africans and African Americans to American society. Musical genres and the relationship between music and society will be topics for examination.

MUSC 460 Film Music: History and Function From 1930 to the Present (4 units)

Description: A survey of the art and craft of film music as practiced by outstanding composers in motion pictures.

Occupational Therapy

OT 220 Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2 units)

Description: Introduction to theoretical concepts concerning the relationship of engagement in activities (occupations) to health and well being. Application of these perspectives to students' own lives.

OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (4 units)

Description: Introduction to concept of occupation and overview of human drive for meaningful activity; impact of occupations on health and well-being; analysis of personal occupational patterns; selected therapeutic applications.

OT 310 Creativity Workshop (2 units)

Description: Theories and practice of the creative process in varied media, genres and occupations. Explores creativity in the arts, sciences, professions, evolution, daily life, and culture.

OT 312 Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle (2 units)

Description: Scientists and policymakers advocate lifestyle changes as crucial to solving the environmental crisis. Investigation into the development of habits that promote environmental sustainability and personal wellbeing.

OT 330 Perspectives on the Daily Life of Families (4 units)

Description: Examines family structures and processes, the occupational dimensions of families, and the meanings embedded in the acts of daily life of contemporary families.

OT 360 Creating the Self through Narrative: Acts of Life Story Production (4 units)

Description: Analysis of life stories, life histories, and testimonies in social interactions, texts, and films. Life stories are an occupation to re-create the "Self" in response to conflict and change.

School of Pharmacy

MPTX 511 Introduction to Medical Product Regulation (3 units)

Description: Introduction to regulatory environments surrounding medical product development, manufacturing and marketing; operation of federal, state and international regulatory bodies. Recommended preparation: undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medicine or independent health sciences, engineering or equivalent mix of post-secondary training and industry experience.

MPTX 517 Structure and Management of Clinical Trials (4 units)

Description: Development and execution of clinical trials: bioethical principles, good clinical practices, project management and documentation.

RSCI 530 Translational Medicine: An Overview (2 units)

Description: An overview of principles and concepts underlying drug discovery and development, including terminology of translational science. Recommended preparation: undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medical or independent health sciences, engineering or equivalent mix of post-secondary training and industry experience; enrollment in M.S., Regulatory Science, Certificate in Preclinical Drug Development and M.S., Management of Drug Development.

Price School of Public Policy

PPD 250m Third World Cities (4 units)

Description: ­Gateway to the B.S., Planning and Development. The transition from traditional to modern cities in the developing world. Primacy and dualism; comparative urbanism as an expression of cultural variation; contrast in Western cities.

PPD 325 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management (4 units)

Description: Institutions, policies, and processes affecting health care policy and management; historical and philosophical roots; management of health care delivery; access and quality issues; responsiveness to public needs. Prerequisite: ECON 203.

PPD 371 The Nonprofit Sector and the ­Public Interest (4 units)

Description: Theories of the voluntary nonprofit sector in society and its relationship to government and business; public policies toward the sector.

PPD 439 Housing and Community Development (4 units)

Description: Evolution of government housing and community development programs; present practices, e.g., housing elements, economic development, neighborhood rehabilitation; housing needs and market analysis; housing and health.

Theatre

THTR 122 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2, max 4 units)

Description: Individual and group exercises to free the actor physically and emotionally and to stimulate creativity, imagination, and self-expression.

THTR 124ax Character Acting (2 units)

Description: Concentration of imaginative processes which develop the individual characteristics of a dramatic role. Not available for credit to theatre majors.

THTR 421 Effective Oral Presentation (2 units)

Description: Developing and practicing performance skills necessary to give an effective oral presentation.

THTR 468 Theatre in Education (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the theory and practice of theatre arts in the learning environment. Design and implement projects to support elementary and secondary education. Recommended preparation: THTR 201, EDUC 200.

THTR 486 Creating Characters (4 units)

Description: A writing workshop devoted to the creation of living, breathing characters, exploring a range of techniques designed to develop authenticity.