Education Lower-Division Courses

10. Introduction to Humanities, Social Sciences, and Scientific Inquiry. (4) Lecture, 30 hours; laboratory, eight hours. Introduction to range of critical concepts in humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences. Use of multicultural texts that represent variety of genres and disciplines to develop critical reading and writing skills. Development of scientific inquiry skills relevant to study of mathematics and science in medical professions. Weekly compositions, critical thinking journals, and participation in laboratory experiments. Application of these concepts to critical issues facing migrant farmworker communities and similar groups throughout state and country, with focus on issues such as identity, language, culture, and central social, health, and educational issues facing Latino community. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

80. Understanding Collegiate Experience. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Designed to help students better understand their experience within college environment by learning about research that has been done on college students and impact of college. Examination of diverse issues ranging from reasons why students go to college to how students are ultimately influenced by college experience. Letter grading.

85A-85B-85C. Evaluation for Practitioners. (1-1-2) Tutorial, one hour. Provides participating Student Initiated Access Center (SIAC) program staff with basic understanding of evaluation skills. Students learn how to describe programs in terms of inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes and are able to frame relevant and measurable evaluation questions based on program needs. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors and departmental honors programs. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

92A. Study of Teaching and Learning Methods. (4) Seminar, three hours. Analysis of learning theory and teaching methods in light of research on student characteristics, learning environments, student/instructor interaction, and outcomes of instruction. Application of theory and research to practice. Letter grading.

92B. Practicum in Higher Education. (4) Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 92A, 92F. Examination of intellectual and personal development of college students through differential environments and instructional experiences. Letter grading.

92C. Dynamics of Peer Mentoring. (4) Seminar, three hours. First course in series of three designed to provide proficiency in learning principles and procedures relevant to peer mentoring. Undergraduate students present College of Letters and Science academic support workshops to their peers with intent of enhancing academic and career perspectives. Letter grading.

92D. Development of Peer Mentoring. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 92C. Second course in series of three designed to provide proficiency in learning principles and procedures relevant to peer mentoring. Undergraduate students present College of Letters and Science academic support workshops to their peers with intent of enhancing academic and career perspectives. Concentration on relationship between creativity and presentation. P/NP or letter grading.

92E. Evaluation of Peer Mentoring. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 92D. Third course in series of three designed to provide proficiency in learning principles and procedures relevant to peer mentoring. Undergraduate students present College of Letters and Science academic support workshops to their peers with intent of enhancing academic and career perspectives. Concentration on program assessment. P/NP or letter grading.

92F. Academic Success in Undergraduate Experience. (2) Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour. Designed for first-year or transitioning students to promote understanding of factors involved in making adjustments to college experience, both academic and social. Letter grading.

98. Critical Issues in Education. (4) Seminar, 30 minutes; laboratory, 30 minutes. Introduction to critical educational issues and approaches taken by researchers, policymakers, and education advocates as they respond to these issues. Laboratory portion of course engages students in small research groups where they acquire background on particular issue of interest, learn about social sciences research, and conduct mini-research projects. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.