Schedule of Classes

School of Architecture

ARCH 106x Workshop in Architecture (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the ways architecture is created and understood, for minors and non-majors. Hands-on discussion and laboratory session with some drawing and model building. Not available for credit to architecture majors.

ARCH 214a World History of Architecture (3 units)

Description: A world-wide perspective of architectural history as a product of social, cultural, religious, and political dimensions, a: 4500 BCE to 1500 CE.

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 404 Topics in Modern Architecture in Southern California (3 units)

Description: Investigation of modern architecture in Southern California within its cultural and historic contexts.

ARCH 406 Global Studies: Topics in Architecture, Urbanism, History and Art (2 units)

Description: Offered for particular geographic areas of study. Required prerequisite for all full semester undergraduate global programs. Also intended for general interest in focused study on particular geographic area. Prerequisite: ARCH 214ab or ARCH 304.

ARCH 419 Architectural Sustainability Tools and Methods (3 units)

Description: Lectures, comparative studies and exercises on international architectural sustainability rating and certification systems.

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 422L Architectural Photography - Film and Digital (3 units)

Description: See how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms; master high-resolution images both with film and digital; become a professional image developer/processor utilizing photographic software.

ARCH 434 City Cine: Visuality, Media and Urban Experience (3 units)

Description: This seminar explores the relationship between urban experience and visual media (from the photographic, to the filmic, to the digital) from circa 1880 to the present.

ARCH 440m Literature and the Urban Experience (4 units)

Description: Post-industrial revolution urban environments and dynamic relationships in cities such as Manchester, Paris, St. Petersburg, New York, and Los Angeles, as revealed in novels, architecture, and urban forms.

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. (Duplicates credit in former ARCH 322.)

ARCH 499 Special Topics (2, 3, 4, max 8 units)

Description: Selected topics in various specialty areas of architecture.

ARCH 520 Housing and Community Design for an Aging Population (2 units)

Description: Exploration of the role design plays in enhancing independence and well-being for older people by examining cross-cultural models of housing and community design.

ARCH 529 Urban Housing: Programs, Precedents, and Recent Case Studies (2 units)

Description: Historical overview of the major domestic and international housing developments and innovations since the early 20th century. Case study format examining a wide range of issues that determine the form of urban housing in various cultures. Major emphasis on the detail analysis of social, technical, and design factors affecting recent housing developments. Recommended preparation: two years of undergraduate architectural studies.

ARCH 545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History and Prospect (3 units)

Description: Explores contemporary landscape architecture propositions and projects in the context of cities. The exploration methodology includes the study of epochal projects and theoretical texts organized by central themes of nature and culture.

ARCH 547 Urban Nature (3 units)

Description: Interactions of cities and nature: introduction to the ecology of cities; major threats to urban biodiversity interacting with human attitudes; review of restoration and conservation projects. Recommended preparation: ARCH 531.

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 563 Contemporary Architectural Theory (2 units)

Description: Investigates, compares, and critiques modern and contemporary theories of the designed and built environment by focusing on key figures, movements, and texts.

Marshall School of Business

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

BUCO 260 Business Communication Across Cultures (2 units)

Description: Develop intercultural communication competencies, analyze international business situations, build on/or prepare for GLP and LINC trips, internships abroad, and international exchange programs.

BUCO 450 Communication for Organizations: Exploring Creativity (2 units)

Description: Development of individual creative thinking and problem-solving skills; exploration of workplace creativity; advancement of managerial communication skills necessary to foster organizational innovation.

BUCO 458 Managing Communication and New Media (4 units)

Description: Individual and team exploration of 21st century media tools and their impact on communication strategies in business. Course uses social media, collaborative software, virtual immersion, and video conferencing.

BUCO 460 International Business Communication (4 units)

Description: Explore the cultural dynamics and organizational communication models that contribute to successful business practices in multinational corporations and other global settings. Recommended preparation: BUAD 302.

BUCO 503 Advanced Managerial Communication (3 units)

Description: Advanced skill development in the application of business communication theory to presentations and visual and verbal persuasion. Executive coaching model applied to interpersonal communication dynamics. (Open only to Accounting and Business graduate students, including dual degrees.) Recommended preparation: Prior course work or experience in management or business communication.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

GSBA 599 Special Topics (1, 1.5, 2, 3, max 9 units)

Description:Selected topics reflecting current trends and recent developments in business administration. Emphasis on cross-disciplinary inquiry.

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 application for use in accounting, finance, marketing and operations.

IOM 424 Business Forecasting (4 units)

Description: A variety of forecasting techniques used by a variety of businesses. Emphasis on learning to apply these techniques to real data. Prerequisite: 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 435 Business Database Systems (4 units)

Description: Computer-based management of data including data structures, conceptual data modeling, logical data modeling, structured query language (SQL), and physical optimization of high performance databases.

IOM 462 Managing a Small Business on the Internet (2 units)

Description: 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.

IOM 483 Operations Consulting (4 units)

Description: Study of concepts and techniques for improving operations, formulation and implementation of operations strategy, and development of frameworks for process design, selection and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: BUAD 311.

IOM 547 Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models (3 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 models. Recommended preparation: completion of first-year MBA courses.

IOM 580 Project Management (3 units)

Description: Applications of systems theory and concepts, matrix organizational structures, PERT/CPM project modeling, and management information systems to the management of complex and critical projects. Recommended preparation: GSBA 504b or GSBA 534.

IOM 582 Service Management: Economics and Operations (3 units)

Description: Examination of the service industry from a managerial and entrepreneurial perspective; emphasis on the tactical decisions needed to design and deliver successful and profitable services. Open only to business and accounting students. Recommended preparation: GSBA 504b or 534.

IOM 583 Operations Consulting (3 units)

Description: Development of conceptual and analytic skill for improving operations. Analysis of business strategy, formulating and implementing operations strategy, process analysis and design, and project management. Recommended preparation: GSBA 504b or GSBA 534.

IOM 599 Special Topics (1, 1.5, 2, 3 units)

Description: Selected topics reflecting current trends and recent developments in operations management, information systems, and decision support systems.

School of Cinematic Arts

ANIMATION

CTAN 330 Animation Fundamentals (2 units)

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of animation, covering such topics as timing, anticipation, reaction, overlapping action, and metamorphosis.

CTAN 432 The World of Visual Effects (2 units)

Description: Introduction to the expanding field of visual effects; topics include integration for cinematic storytelling and the study of digital productions employing the latest visual effects.

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.

CTAN 450a Animation Theory and Techniques (2 units)

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

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.

CTAN 460 Character Design Workshop (2 units)

Description: The basics of character design for animation: anatomy, poses, facial expressions, silhouettes, and anthropomorphism. Development of a portfolio.

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 465L Digital Effects Animation (2 units)

Description: All aspects of digital effects animation, including particles, dynamics, and fluids. Creating water, fire, explosions, and destruction in film. Prerequisite: CTAN 452 or CTAN 462.

Includes an introduction to the rich procedural capabilities of Houdini, the standard application used in the industry for effects animation. The course will encompass a series of hands-on exercises, so a prior basic working knowledge of Maya or other 3-D application is essential.

CTAN 470 Documentary Animation Production (2 units)

Description: Examination of the history, techniques, and methods of documentary animation production. Collaboration on a short film project.

CTAN 503 Storyboarding for Animation (2 units)

Description: Focus on film grammar, perspective, and layout, staging and acting as it relates to storyboarding for animation.

CTAN 550 Stop Motion Puppet and Set Design (2 units)

Description: Puppet and set design for stop motion animation while providing guidance on armature rigs that allow the character to be animated effectively.

CRITICAL STUDIES

CTCS 190 Introduction to Cinema (4 units)

Description: Gateway to majors and minors in cinema-television. Technique, aesthetics, criticism, and social implications of cinema. Lectures accompanied by screenings of appropriate films.

Rated one of the top six "USC classes you cannot afford to miss"(Saturday Night Magazine, 2004), this course explores the formal properties of cinema, such as literary design, performance, and film design. Films may include Raging Bull, Sunset Blvd., Singin' in the Rain, All About Eve, and No Country for Old Men.
Professor: Drew Casper

CTCS 191 Introduction to Television and Video (4 units)

Description: Exploration of the economic, technological, aesthetic, and ideological characteristics of the televisual medium; study of historical development of television and video including analysis of key works; introduction to TV/Video theory and criticism.

Are we doomed to a future of wall-to-wall reality television? Will YouTube replace network TV? This course studies television as a unique dramatic form.
Professor: Nitin P. Govil

CTCS 192m Race, Class, and Gender in American Film (4 units)

Description: Analyzes issues of race, class and gender in contemporary American culture as represented in the cinema.

One of the most popular classes offered at USC, this course focuses on the relationship between film and American society in order to address issues of race, class, and gender in contemporary Hollywood cinema. This course satisfies the university's diversity requirement.
Professor: Todd E. Boyd

CTCS 408 Contemporary Political Film and Video (4 units)

Description: Examination of a variety of politically engaged films and videotapes recently produced in the U.S. and abroad, with particular emphasis on aesthetic strategies.

History of Marxist Cultural Theory. The crisis of capitalism creates new crises for the 99% working people across the globe. How can we understand it? And how can we understand cinema's relations to these crises? This course will provide the answers through the study of the basic texts in Marxist aesthetics.
Professor: David James

CTCS 464 Film and/or Television Genres (4 units)

Description: Rigorous examination of film and/or television genres: history, aesthetics, cultural context, social significance, and critical methodologies.
Professors: Ellen Seiter, Drew Casper

CTCS 469 Film and/or Television Style Analysis (4 units)

Description: Intensive study of the style of an auteur, studio, film or television making mode in terms of thematic and formal properties and their influences upon the art of film.
Professors: Todd E. Boyd, Rene Bruckner

CTCS 501 History of Global Cinema Before World War II (2 units)

Description: Historical survey of global cinema from its beginnings until the advent of World War II.

This course surveys the history of cinema's first half-century. Lectures, discussions, readings and screenings will explore the formal diversity of international cinema and examine the impact of global circulation and the complicated dominance of the American film industry.
Professor: Denise McKenna

CTCS 517 Introductory Concepts in Cultural Studies (4 units)

Description: Introduction to central concepts, key theories, and/or leading figures in cultural studies, particularly as they relate to issues of popular culture and visual media.

We will examine the different theories and theorists that make up the world of cultural studies, as well as various methods academics use to decode the objects and ideas that surround us.
Professor: Aniko Imre

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

CTIN 190 Introduction to Interactive Entertainment (4 units)

Description: Critical vocabulary and historical perspective in analyzing and understanding experiences with interactive entertainment; students imagine and articulate their own ideas. (Duplicates credit in former CTIN 309.)

Lectures will address the cultural history and theories of videogames. Students will play, analyze, interpret and discuss works from 1961 to the present, while cultivating a critical language for videogame aesthetics.
Professor: William Huber

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.

As games become more sophisticated in their visual design, features, and cultural impact, the study of how we interact with them and understand them becomes an essential aspect of our media literacy. The emphasis will be on understanding game interfaces and translating them into design recommendations.
Professor: Heather Desurvire

CTIN 444 Audio Expression (2 units)

Description: Foundational aesthetic principles and creative technologies for game audio. Processing, mixing, and controlling sound for games for expressive effect. Recommended preparation: CTIN 406L.

This course introduces students to key principles and technologies that will enable them to craft the story elements of a game, control the pacing of gameplay, enforce the gameplay narrative, elicit and influence emotion, create mood, shape perception, and reinforce the way players experience game characters.
Professor: Chanel-France Summers

CTIN 486 Immersive Design Workshop (2 units)

Description: Design of game projects using immersive input devices. Development of play mechanics, feedback systems and game design for immersive environments.

A course focusing on designing for immersiveness using Kinect and other physical and gestural impact systems. Experiments with new technologies to design games and interactive experiences that deeply affect and reach the player.
Professor: Mark Essen

CTIN 488 Game Design Workshop (4 units)

Description: Theory and evaluation of interactive game experiences and principles of game design utilizing the leading software approaches and related technologies. Recommended preparation: CTIN 390, CTIN 483.

Students will experience the fundamentals of game design through the study of classic games in both traditional and electronic form, as well as design their own games. Designed to provide the foundation of knowledge for becoming a professional game designer.

CTIN 492L Game Design Workshop (4 units)

Description: Development of a game around a custom-made physical interface; various technologies and techniques involved in software/hardware integration; peripheral design.

Focus on developing your design practice by studying both experimental games and experimental art from the entire history of media and expression. Work on several small, experimental games exploring the expanses of what games can do, be, and communicate.
Professor: Richard Lemarchand

PRODUCTION

CTPR 327 Motion Picture Camera (3 units)

Description: Use of motion picture camera equipment; principles of black-and-white and color cinematography. Individual projects.

The magic of creating images on film, from using cameras, lenses, and filters to photographic processes and the role of the cinematographer in interpreting story. Hands-on projects put theory into practice.

CTPR 340 Motion Picture Sound Editing (2 units)

Description: Techniques and aesthetic principles for recording and editing dialogue, music, and sound effects for film, television and other media.

Explorations of aesthetics, theory, history and procedures of sound editing for many styles of film and TV.

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 461 Managing Television Stations and Internet Media (2 units)

Description: Managing electronic media, including radio and television stations, broadcast and cable networks, and the Internet.

In a period of unprecedented growth and change in media, students focus on how managers of TV, cable, radio and digital mass media are facing the challenges of the era. The class includes guest speakers, field trips and studies in mass media financing, marketing, and history.

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

Description: Managing electronic media, including radio and television stations, broadcast and cable networks, and the Internet.

This class focuses on the relationship between a director and actor. Students will learn to break down scripts from the actor's point of view and give the director an understanding of the process an actor has to go through to achieve the emotional elements that the director would like to create.

WRITING

CTWR 411 Television Script Analysis (2 units)

Description: In-depth analysis of the craft of writing prime-time episodic television. Examination of situation comedies and dramas through weekly screenings and lectures.

CTWR 412 Introduction to Screenwriting (2 units)

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

Learn the basic building blocks of any screenplay — visualization, character, dialogue, scene structure, conflict, and sequence. After writing short premises, students will progress to combining scenes into sequences and a short script.

CTWR 417 Script Coverage and Story Analysis (2 units)

Description: Evaluation of completed scripts prior to their production. Coverage and analysis of scripts as potential properties from the perspective of a production company.

CTWR 431 Screenwriters and Their Work (2, max 6 units)

Description: Detailed investigation of a specific screenwriter's style and the works they've influenced. Lectures include screenings and visiting screenwriters.

Sex, Violence, Crime and Paranoia: Great Screenwriters of the '70s looks at the work of four screenwriters — Robert Towne, Francis Coppola, Waldo Salt and Mardik Martin — who responded to the passions, people and problems of a turbulent decade with originality, rebelliousness and a storytelling verve that redefined American cinema.

Comparative Literature

COLT 312 Heroes, Myths and Legends in Literature and the Arts (4 units)

Description: Study of transformations of characters and themes from myth, legend or fairytale (Oedipus, Antigone, Faust, Don Juan, Cinderella, Comic and Tragic Twins, Hero and Monster).

Stories about the end dominate the 21st century. We will trace apocalyptic themes to explore ways of imagining the unthinkable, analyzing verbal and visual texts.

COLT 373 Literature and Film (2 units)

Description: IExamines literature and film as distinct modes of representation, narration, and structuring of time, language, memory, and visuality.

This course will consist of a series of glimpses into the literary and filmic properties of repetition and extension, the representation of bodies and voices, and other features that will appear in different ways across works of literature and film.

COLT 474 Desire, Literature, Technology(4 units)

Description:: Relations between technology, desire, power and literature through contemporary philosophers, theorists and literary critics. Examines literature and philosophy in relation to global technological planning.

Kaufman School of Dance

DANC 181a Modern Dance (2 units)

Description: Techniques of modern dance; elements of dance composition. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 181a.)

DANC 182a Advanced Modern Dance (2 units)

Description:A continuing study of modern dance skills towards an advanced level of competency. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 182a.)

DANC 183a Ballet (2 units)

Description:Beginning techniques of classical ballet consisting of basic barre and center work; basic body and arm positions, port de bras, allegro and elementary adagio. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 183a.)

DANC 183b Ballet (2 units)

Description:Intermediate techniques of classical ballet with intermediate barre, adagio, allegro combinations and pirouettes; development of a working knowledge of ballet terminology. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 183b.) Prerequisite: DANC 183a.

DANC 183c Ballet (2 units)

Description:Advanced techniques of classical ballet; emphasis on clarity and precision with execution of movement. Study of beats, tours, advanced adagio and allegro, grand combinations, pointe-work. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 183c.) Prerequisite: DANC 183b.

DANC 184b Jazz Dance (2 units)

Description:Continuing study in the techniques of jazz dance. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 184b.) Prerequisite: DANC 184a.

DANC 185 Hip-Hop Dance (2 units)

Description:Elements of Hip-Hop dance, including technique, movement, musical rhythm, tempo and phrasing required to develop the skills needed to perform this unique dance form. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 185.)

DANC 188a International Style Ballroom Dance (2 units)

Description:Representative ballroom dances: waltz, slow foxtrot, tango, and quickstep. a: Beginning. Graded CR/NC. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 188a.)

DANC 188b International Style Ballroom Dance (2 units)

Description:Representative ballroom dances: waltz, slow foxtrot, tango, and quickstep. b: Intermediate. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 188b.) Prerequisite: DANC 188a

DANC 189a Tap Dance (2 units)

Description:Basic tap rhythms developed into elementary dances with progression of time steps and other combinations of sound. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 189a.)

DANC 282 Activities for Professional Preparation: Dance (4 units)

Description:Fundamental movements and composition in modern and aerobic dance; study of popular social dance forms; teaching and evaluation methodologies; course and class planning. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 282.)

DANC 285 Elements of Dance Production (4 units)

Description:Theoretical aspects of creativity, choreography, accompaniment, dance notation, and production; application in individual and group composition. Lecture, 2 hours; performance laboratory, 6 hours. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 285.)

DANC 380 Historical Approaches to Dance (4 units)

Description:Theoretical aspects of creativity, choreography, accompaniment, dance notation, and production; application in individual and group composition. Lecture, 2 hours; performance laboratory, 6 hours. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 380.)

DANC 385 Choreography and Performance (4 units)

Description:Aesthetic concepts in dance and related arts; integration of concepts in choreography, performance, and production; philosophical bases of dance criticism; critical analysis of performances. Lecture, 3 hours; performance laboratory, 3 hours. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 385.)

DANC 482 Choreography for Television (4 units)

Description:Creative choreography of theatrical dance for television. Emphasis on rhythmic analysis, versatility, composition, notation techniques, and stylizing. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 482.)

DANC 483 Dance Performance (2 units)

Description:Description: Preparation, rehearsal, and performance of experimental choreography in main stage repertory. (Duplicates credit in former THTR 483.)

School of Dramatic Arts

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 222 Stage Make-up (2 units)

Description: Principles of stage make-up materials and skills allowing the actors to enhance their features and techniques for moderate and extreme aging, injuries, and character roles.

THTR 295 Theatre in America (2, max 8 units)

Description: Current state of American theatre, through a study of acting, playwriting, criticism, stage design, lighting and dramatic styles.

THTR 419 Alexander Technique for Performers (2 units)

Description:Training and practice in the work of F.M. Alexander. A clear and systematic look into the underlying principles that govern human movement.

THTR 421 Public Speaking as Performance: A Course for Non-Actors (2 units)

Description: Public speaking approached as performance, using acting techniques to communicate with confidence, clarity and charisma.

THTR 470 Sketch Comedy for Theatre (2 units)

Description: A Writing-performance workshop in which the students create, rehearse, and perform original sketch comedy material.

THTR 476m African American Theatre, Dance, and Performance (4 units)

Description: A survey of African American theatre and cultural performance traditions as a reflection of both African American culture and American history.

Earth Sciences

GEOL 105Lg Planet Earth (4 units)

Description: Geologic structure and evolution of planet earth. Principles of plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, processes of mountain building, continent and ocean formation, earthquakes, volcanism, development of landforms by running water and glaciers. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day or two-day field trip required.

GEOL 107Lg Oceanography (4 units)

Description: Physical, chemical, and geological character of the oceans and ocean basins. Origin of the oceans. Ocean processes and agents. Economic value of the oceans. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. One all-day field trip required.

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.

East Asian Languages and Cultures

EALC 150g Global Chinese Cinema and Cultural Studies (4 units)

Description:Examination of the transnational production and circulation of Chinese-language cinema. Analysis of the larger sociocultural significance of films by engaging their historical context.

EALC 428 Nature and the Ecological Imagination in Japanese Literature (4 units)

Description: Examination of cultural perceptions about nature and how they affect attitudes toward the environment: includes comparisons to Euro-American as well as other East Asian traditions.

EALC 465 Topics in Korean Visual and Cultural Studies (4 units)

Description: Examination of dominant and emergent critical issues in the study of modern and contemporary Korean visual culture.

Viterbi School of Engineering

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

ITP 101x Introduction to Information Technology (4 units)

Description: Introduction to computer hardware, operating systems, networks, programming. Survey of application software in business and industry. Computer issues in the work place and society.

ITP 104Lx Web Publishing (2 units)

Description:Web publishing using HTML, CSS and other Web technologies. Concepts and theory of Web site creation, page layout and production. Introduction to advanced topics. Not available for major credit in electrical engineering or computer science.

ITP 109x Introduction to Java Programming (2 units)

Description: Introduction to object-oriented software design for business problems. Creation of console applications, windowed applications, and interactive Web applets. Not available for major credit in electrical engineering or computer science.

ITP 115 Programming in Python (3 units)

Description: Learn how to program using Python. With its high level data structures and clear syntax, Python is an ideal first language.

ITP 125Lx From Hackers to CEOs: Introduction to Information Security (2 units)

Description: Introductory course in computer security. Fundamentals of information security management. Threats to information integrity. Ethical hacking concerns and practice. Policies and Procedures. Not available for major credit in engineering.

ITP 140 Mobile Application Technologies (2 units)

Description: Technologies, devices, operating systems, and tools of mobile applications, as well as the mobile industry. Students will use tools to create apps for different mobile devices.

ITP 165x Introduction to C++ Programming (2 units)

Description: Fundamentals of C++ syntax and semantics, including function prototypes, overloading, memory management, abstract data types, object creation, pointers to class members, and I/O streams. Prerequisite: any high-level programming language.

ITP 215Lx 3D Modeling, Animation, and Special Effects (2 units)

Description: Developing a 3D animation from modeling to rendering: Basics of surfacing, lighting, animation and modeling techniques. Advanced topics: compositing, particle systems, and character animation. Not available for major credit in engineering. Recommended preparation: Knowledge of any 2D paint, drawing, or CAD program.

ITP 230x Video Game Quality Assurance (4 units)

Description: Survey game software development through quality assurance and in-depth analysis of the development cycle with a focus on bug testing systems and methodologies. Not available for major credit in electrical engineering

ITP 280 Video Game Production (4 units)

Description: History of video games; overview of game genres; phases of video game development (concept, preproduction, production, post-production); roles of artists, programmers, designers, and producers.

ITP 320x Enterprise Information Systems (3 units)

Description:The role Information Systems play in an organization. Integration of Business Processes by using Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP).

ITP 411x Multimedia and Video Production (3 units)

Description:Visual communication and storytelling are essential skills, especially in the digital age. Overview of techniques and software to create, edit, and deliver compelling images and video. Not available for major credit in Engineering.

ITP 476 Technologies for Interactive Marketing (4 units)

Description:Designed to introduce students to technologies, concepts and strategies in the emerging online advertising ecosystem. Through lectures, discussions, and projects, students learn strategies and tactics to drive traffic to a website. They learn how to analyze and measure the efficacy of their plans. Lastly, they will work with a real client and with a real budget to craft and execute an online marketing plan.

Roski School of Fine Arts

CERAMICS

FACE 112 Ceramics (4 units)

Description: Practical and theoretical exploration of the nature of surface, form, volume and mass as fundamental elements of clay sculpture and the ceramic object. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 112.)

FACE 213 Clay and Glazes (4 units)

Description: Provides a foundation in clay and glaze materials as they relate to making ceramic art. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 213.) Prerequisite: FACE 112.

DESIGN

FADN 102 Design Fundamentals (4 units)

Description: Introduction to the basic elements and processes of visual communication and design. Instruction includes studio projects, lectures and readings. Various media used. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 102.)

DRAWING

FADW 101 Introduction to Drawing: Studio Projects, Methods, Materials (4 units)

Description: An introduction to drawing, both skill and perception oriented, as the basic tool for all the visual arts. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 101a.)

INTERMEDIA

FAIN 210 Introduction to Digital Photography (4 units)

Description: An introductory course exploring the processes and practices of digital capture, imaging and printing, from web-based image posting to large-scale printing. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 210.)

FAIN 220 Introduction to Video and Time-based Experimentation (4 units)

Description:An introductory course exploring contemporary processes and practices of video experimentation including the camera, desktop production, and editing. Experimentation with multiple modes of execution, presentation, and distribution. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 215 and the former FA 220.)

FAIN 315 Internet Studio: Online Experimentation and Expression (4 units)

Description:A technically and conceptually intensive studio exploring contemporary processes and practices of Internet art and online expression.

FAIN 330 Ideas in Intermedia (4 units)

Description:An examination of the impact of digital media on contemporary culture, with attention to a particular, changing topic each semester. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 330.)

FINE ARTS

FA 208ax Three-Dimensional Art Workshop (2 units)

Description:Studio practice to develop standards of judgment and appreciation of the visual arts. Not available for credit to studio majors

PAINTING

FAPT 105 Painting I (4 units)

Description: Practical introduction to oil and acrylic pigments, painting equipment, processes and media. Primary experience in color, composition, and perception through representational and abstract painting. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 105.)

PUBLIC ART STUDIES

PAS 371 Art in the Public Realm: Contemporary Issues (4 units)

Description: Critical frameworks and theoretical perspectives of contemporary public art issues explored through case studies and discussions with artists, architects, and designers engaging the public realm.

SCULPTURE

FASC 106 Sculpture I (4 units)

Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to sculpture as dimensional manipulation. Primary exploration of form, mass, gravity, surface, structure and associative recognition in three-dimensional art. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 106.)

FASC 136 Modeling and Mold Making (2 units)

Description: Introduction to plaster mold making using clay and wax for both ceramics and sculpture. Exploration of various casting materials. (Duplicates credit in FA 208ax and the former FA 136.)

FASC 436 Art and Technology (4 units)

Description: An interdisciplinary course between art and engineering that addresses creative thinking in the manipulation of media and the communication of ideas. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 436.)

Thornton School of Music

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.

JAZZ STUDIES

MUJZ 150x Beginning Jazz Improvisation (2, max 4 units)

Description: Development of beginning improvisational skills, including modal and the ii-V7-I chord progression, through instrumental performance. Recommended to non-jazz majors. Not available for credit to jazz studies majors. Recommended preparation: demonstration of major scales of eighth notes at a tempo of 120 mm.

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 450 Intermediate Jazz Improvisation (2 units)

Description: Development of intermediate jazz improvisational skills, starting with dominant seventh chords and progressing through the minor ii-V7-I chord progression. Not open to jazz studies majors. Prerequisite: MUJZ 150x.

MUSIC ENSEMBLE

MUEN 222 Trojan Marching Band (1 unit)

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

MUEN 305 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 unit)

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 unit)

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 unit)

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 unit)

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 unit)

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 unit)

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

MUEN 324 University Band (1 unit)

Description: Rehearsal and performance of standard repertoire. Open to all students by audition. Graded CR/NC.

MUEN 505 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 unit)

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

MUEN 507 University Chorus (1 unit)

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 unit)

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

MUEN 511 USC Oriana Choir (1 unit)

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 unit)

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 286 Record Production Management (2 units)

Description: Function of the record producer; studio procedures, music business law, union relations, artist management, copyright and publishing agreements, record company structure.

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 available for major credit to B.M. and B.S. music industry majors. Prerequisite: MUIN 372ax.

MUIN 392a Acoustics and Speaker Design (2 units)

Description: Principles of acoustics relating to studio construction, wall treatment and furnishings; natural reverberation, speaker materials, passive and active crossovers, and time alignment. Prerequisite: MUIN 275b.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 150b Beginning Piano (2 units)

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

PERFORMANCE (POPULAR MUSIC)

MPPM 100 Popular Music Forum (1 unit)

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.

MPPM 340 Intermediate Drumset Proficiency (2 units)

Description: Intermediate level instruction in drum set performance including accompaniment techniques, fills, beat and brush patterns in jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian styles, interpreting drum charts. Recommended preparation: MPPM 240.

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.

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 400m 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 424 Iconic Figures of Popular Music (2, max 8 units)

Description: Music, life, recordings, and attendant musical, cultural and political influences of a seminal musician or group in 20th or 21st century popular music.

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 465 Music, Television and American Culture (4 units)

Description: An exploration of the social and cultural impact of music written for, popularized by, or exploited by American television from the 1950s through today.

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 325 The Brain: Mind, Body, and Self (4 units)

Description: Exploration of neuroscience as it impacts everyday living, from the fundamentals of neurons and synapses, to the neural basis of language, empathy, and social interaction.

OT 333 Sports Ethics (4 units)

Description: Critically examines ethical issues central to the world of sports that range from matters of fair play and cheating to performance-enhancing drugs and gene-doping.

OT 355x Occupational Reconstructions and Social Transformations (4 units)

Description: The use of occupations -- meaningful, purposeful activities -- to restore identity, agency, health, well-being, skills, and political power to populations in problematic situations, such as wars and natural disasters. Not available for graduate credit.

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POLICY, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

PPD 225 Public Policy and Management (4 units)

Description: Institutions, legal context, and processes of public policy and management. Contemporary theories of public policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Public managerial challenges and reforms.

PPD 227 Urban Planning and Development (4 units)

Description: Gateway to B.S., Public Policy, Management and Planning and minor in Planning and Development. City building and development process; who plans; politics of planning and development; major topics include land use, fiscal policy, transportation, sustainability, and economic development.

PPD 314 Public Policy and Law (4 units)

Description: Institutional foundations and analysis of public policy issues; policy formulation and implementation; application of theories; case analyses.

PPD 362 Real Estate Fundamentals for Planning and Development (4 units)

Description: Urban markets, government role and influences; capital markets and financing environment; mortgage instruments and analytic tools for decision-making.

PPD 372m Public Service in an Urban Setting (4 units)

Description: Voluntary service in an urban, multicultural context: diverse meanings and practices, history, motivations, relationship to charity and change, dilemmas, public policies; service learning project required.