Honors Collegium Lower-Division Courses
1. Plague Culture. (5) Seminar, three hours. Study of episodes and metaphors of plague in Western culture from ancients into age of AIDS. Topics include scripture, ancient tragedy, Black Death, realist novel, high aesthetic metaphors of plague, Nazi propaganda, existential and absurdist thought, postwar cinema, contemporary American theater, and modern science and medicine. P/NP or letter grading.
2. Comparative Genocide. (4) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Social comparative study of genocide, combining theoretical concepts with case studies (such as Armenia, the Holocaust, American Indians, Uganda under Amin and Obote, etc.). P/NP or letter grading.
3. Personal Brain Management. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Available psychotherapies, educational media, and drugs can alter our way of thinking. New wave of information technologies and biotechnologies is changing existing landscape. Survey of available tools that claim neuroplastic brain-changing effects, consideration of future developments, and engagement of students in discussion on ethical and philosophical implications of these developments. P/NP or letter grading.
4. Welcome to Dark Side: Human Pathology in World Literature. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of various aspects of pathological human behavior and how they are portrayed in classic literary works. Spans disciplines of comparative literature (French, German, American Gothic, modern, English), medicine/psychiatry, and history. Major themes include fear and oppression; murder and infanticide; despair and suicide; barbarism and repression; hatred and revenge; incest and shame; jealousy and paranoia; madness and psychosis; sociopathy and evil. Elucidation of themes through texts, and discussion of each text in its historical and social context. Examination of pathological behaviors in context of their medical and psychiatric framework when they correspond to clinical diagnostic entity. Texts used as springboard to elaborate on recurrent themes in history of human civilization. P/NP or letter grading.
5. Representing Cleopatra: History, Drama, and Film. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of legendary queen of Egypt as seen by her contemporaries and study of origins of myths about her and ways in which subsequent cultures and eras have imagined her in literary, visual, and cinematic representations. P/NP or letter grading.
6. Energy Issues: Before and Now. (5) Seminar, three hours. Review of physics and chemistry of concepts of energy, history over ages of turning of discoveries into products in this area, including use of fossil fuel, and discussion of current energy issues, including alternative energies. P/NP or letter grading.
7. Saint and Heretic: Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais, History and Myth. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of both history of Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais and of way in which, over time, their histories became legends, driven by various agendas including national identity, beatification, and gender politics. P/NP or letter grading.
8. Life, Death, and Everything in Between. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Literature course with classic texts used to explore various aspects of human condition as they relate to health and illness. Broad themes including creation, death, deformity, madness, contagion, infirmity, and alienation to be drawn from texts spanning Shakespeare to Plath. Texts selected to illuminate one central aspect of human experience to be examined in its historical context as well as in context of contemporary practice of medicine. Exploration of social, philosophical, and ethical issues pertaining to each theme and timely and controversial aspects of modern healthcare. P/NP or letter grading.
9. Visual Communication and Scientific Principles. (5) Seminar, four hours. Opportunity for collaboration between those in science-related disciplines and those in art/humanities-related disciplines. New ways in which science can be visually communicated, using tools, techniques, and media that are typically outside science education. Science students learn innovative ways of presenting scientific data and design and design, media, and art students learn how to apply their skills to topics they might not usually address. P/NP or letter grading.
10. Language and Gender: Introduction to Gender Differences and Stereotypes. (5) Seminar, four hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for College Honors students. Prior knowledge of any foreign language not required. Introduction to language from sociological perspective of gender. Use of research and examples primarily in English, Japanese, and Russian to explore nature of and stereotypes about male and female genderlects and gendered language, as reflected in lexicon, language behavior, phonetics and intonation, and language acquisition and linguistic change. P/NP or letter grading.
11W. Postmodern Culture. (5) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Exploration of theories and art (literature, music, film, fine art) that emerged after World War II in what has come to be known as postmodern era. Art criticizes master narratives of earlier age and fosters fragmentation, skepticism toward universal truth, commodification of knowledge, media creating reality, and globalization in industry and society. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
12. Sacred Form: Literature and Poetry in India from Bronze Age to Premodern Times. (4) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of cultural and literary development in India from early religious poetry (prior to 1000 BC) to broad range of literary styles and diverse religious and philosophical movements through classical, medieval, and premodern period. P/NP or letter grading.
13. Inquiry in Numbers. (5) Seminar, four hours. Preparation: high school algebra. Designed for College Honors students. Teaches nonmathematicians to love mathematics and to see mathematics as mathematicians do, not as means to end, but as beautiful and artful in its own right, including elementary number theory and study of whole numbers. Development of rich and elegant theory of prime numbers, factorization, and modular arithmetic. P/NP or letter grading.
14. Interaction of Science and Society. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of interaction of science and society and effects of this interaction on history, development of societies, evolution of revolutionary ideas as modeled in Galileo, Darwin, and others, and selected contemporary issues such as genetic engineering and war against infectious diseases. P/NP or letter grading.
15. Symmetry. (5) Seminar, four hours. Symmetry is one of fundamental intellectual frameworks of civilization, one that permeates sciences, arts, and other endeavors. Symmetry as it appears in mathematics, physics, and biology. Connections to and discussion of visual arts and music. Guest speakers from art community to complement scientific point of view. P/NP or letter grading.
16. Science of Singing Voice. (5) Seminar, three hours. Study of methods, including computer laboratory work, of quantifying aspects of voice production. Study of students’s own vocal productions as well as recorded samples of famous singers. P/NP or letter grading.
17. Art, Entertainment, and Social Change. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Integrative examination of evolving impact of arts and entertainment industry on such various aspects of social change as environmental movements, politics and elections, economy, local politics, and community. P/NP or letter grading.
18. Trial of Socrates. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of life and times of Socrates and trial that led to his execution, including in-class staging. 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.
20. What Is This Thing Called Science?: Nature of Modern Science. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of difference between science and other systems of knowledge; study of history and philosophy of science and examination of its reliability as objective knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.
21W. Rise and Fall of Modernism. (6) Seminar, three hours; writing laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Study of early and middle 20th-century’s attempt to construct significance in a general climate of disillusionment by way of literature, literary criticism, and other intellectual movements. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
22. Comparative Odysseys. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Greek and Chinese classics have in common two modes of heroism: one glorifying prowess and another celebrating mental cunning. Both modes are associated principally with men motivated by piety and honor. Interrogation of these traditional constructions of heroic, particularly conflation of courage and violence. Readings include Writer as Migrant by Jin Ha, Odyssey by Homer, Journey to West by Anthony Yu, Tripmaster Monkey by Maxine Kingston, and Ignorance by Milan Kundera. P/NP or letter grading.
23. Political Dissidence Today and in Ancient Greece: Trial and Death of Socrates in Its Classical and Legal Context. (5) Seminar, three hours. Study of trial and death of Socrates by examining its relevance today to legal treatment of dissent and civil disobedience in the U.S. and to variety of contemporary theories and strategies of dissent. Introduction to Greek legal system, values that animated that system, and new ways to think about roles of law. P/NP or letter grading.
24. We Could Be Heroes: Race, Gender, and the Contemporary Hero Narrative. (5) Seminar, four hours. Ways in which hero narratives represent and work through issues of racial and gender identity. Interdisciplinary consideration of hero narratives in film alongside various literary and media arts genres including graphic novel, blaxploitation films, hip-hop concept music, animated television series, and novel. Critical reading and analysis of these texts to question often-fraught racial and gender politics embedded in these cultural productions as way to access role that racial and gender dynamics have on world at large. P/NP or letter grading.
25. Politics and Passion: Judgment, Justice, and Emotions. (5) Seminar, four hours. How to combine judgment and emotions without them standing in way of justice, including our ability to listen and respond to pain of others. What should govern our political lives? Should it be our reason or our emotions? Or is there some way to combine the two? Exploration of these questions through debates on place of emotions in politics, from ancient to contemporary thinkers within philosophical framework. P/NP or letter grading.
26. Representing Medicine: Art, Literature, and Film. (5) Seminar, four hours. Limited to Freshman Summer Program students. Exploration of interdisciplinary dimensions of medical representation, with emphasis on cross-cultural 20th-century portrayals of profession, including representations of doctor/patient relations, healthcare sites and circumstances, aging, alternative treatments, and mental health. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.
27. Varied Mathematics. (5) Seminar, four hours. Informal approach to mathematics and engineering topics. Ideas through stories from historical and anthropological sources. Simplification of topics that cause difficulties in traditional mathematics. Examples emphasize practical solutions. In place of terms used in mathematics, relevant views from popular culture, including gambling, playing card games, and student contributions. Sources include computer, control, space, and other contemporary scientific issues, and reckoning cases from East Asia, South America, and Polynesia. P/NP or letter grading.
28. Material Culture and the Museum: Introduction to Collections-Based Research. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of relationship between people, objects, and ideas. Insight into way that human beings have historically and contemporaneously created and conceived of things and their use and importance in daily life and in performance of cultural identity. Consideration of questions including how past and present intersect, how people have made sense of world over time and space, and how objects, heritage, collectors, and museums converge, diverge, and intersect. P/NP or letter grading.
29. Imagining Human Rights. (5) Seminar, four hours. Introduction to debate on international human rights. History of natural rights and examination of rise of human rights regimes during 20th century. Drawing upon art, journalism, philosophy, psychology, political science, law, history, literature, and film to investigate how this shift from natural rights to human rights involves reimagination of humanity and the human being in modern society. Students engage in comparative and interdisciplinary discussions exploring how and why idea of human rights demands critical imagination. P/NP or letter grading.
30. Vietnam War and American Culture. (4) Seminar, three hours. Cultural, social, and political implications of the Vietnam War on American society through examination of photography, journalism, personal narrative, political commentary, drama, and fiction. P/NP or letter grading.
35. Scientific Method: Critical Inquiry into Question of Extraterrestrial Life. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Course does not presume to answer question of whether or not there is intelligent life in the universe but rather uses this question as a pedagogic tool to introduce central ideas, techniques, and limitations of the scientific method — what questions would need to be asked, what scientific knowledge would be needed, and what obstacles would have to be overcome just to address this question. P/NP or letter grading.
36. Global Geographies and Idea of Home. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Home is potent symbolic notion across eras and cultures, locale from which we depart and to which we may return. Broader notions of home, as homeland, incessantly form basis of conflicts between people and nations. Investigation of what home is through challenging works of theory surrounding notions of space, place, longing, belonging, exile, and return, and through lighter vibrant works of literature, film, and performance. P/NP or letter grading.
37W. Sampling and Remix: Aesthetics and Politics of Cultural Appropriation. (5) Seminar, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or English as a Second Language 36. Limited to College Honors students. Contemporary media literacy has spurred production of amateur remixes of songs, films, images, and other media texts. But this is only one moment within far-reaching genealogy of cultural appropriation. Use of remix as lens through which to explore aesthetics and politics of historical and contemporary forms of cultural appropriation, including remixes of political speech, viral videos, and comedy mashups. Examination of fine line between honorific cultural allusion and allegations of theft. Satisfies Writing II requirement. P/NP or letter grading.
38. Film and History/Film as History. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. How do films reflect on, and even constitute, historical events? Examination of relationship between film and history and some ways in which film has functioned as history. Tracing questions of film and history from silent era to postfilm digital present, exposure to major issues in scholarly body of work in film and media studies while also learning about ways that films can engage with history. P/NP or letter grading.
39. Philosophy Ramble. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Grounded in Aristotelian-style philosophy found in Martha Nussbaum’s Quality of Life and P.M.S. Hacker’s Intellectual Powers . Prompted by wide range of philosophical readings and employing Socratic method of asking questions, examination of place in our lives — especially our civic lives — of attention, memory, will, science, prudence, and assessment/creation of self. Like Aristotle’s peripatetic version of Plato’s Academy, class takes regular walks together, using UCLA and West Los Angeles as Lyceum, engaging in intellectual dialog in historical tradition of exercising both body and mind. P/NP or letter grading.
40W. Transformations of Cultural Stories across Disciplines and Texts. (5) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Tracing of writing and rewriting of traditional story types, specifically the adventure story as represented by Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and its remanifestations in Coetzee’s Foe and the fairy tale as represented by Cinderella and its various cross-cultural remanifestations. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
41. Understanding Ecology: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Environmental Problems. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of ecological basis of planet’s most important environmental issues, including global climate change, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, deforestation, pollution, and declining freshwater resources and fisheries. Examination of both hard science and interdisciplinary solutions (social, political, educational) to environmental problems. P/NP or letter grading.
43W. Science, Rhetoric, and Social Influence. (6) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Science writing, particularly scientific texts, both contemporary and historical, that have been used to communicate science to and influence large groups of people’s beliefs and behavior. What is it about certain scientific texts that change way we think and have potential to affect social policy? Texts cover variety of topics from evolution to nutrition and food industry to current debates about climate change. Students encouraged to practice science writing themselves. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
44. Society of Excess: On Waste, Consumer Culture, and Environment. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of waste in both real and virtual worlds, looking in interdisciplinary ways at various cultural representations of trash set against backdrop of society of excess and environment constantly threatened by overflowing and mismanaged waste, including social and cultural responses to physical waste and cyber battle against Internet debris. P/NP or letter grading.
46. Drugs in Society: Interdisciplinary Perspective on Drug Use, Abuse, Treatment, and Intervention. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of drug use and abuse and consequent social issues and policies both historically and in the contemporary U.S., including discussion of current research on neurobiological properties of different drugs and corresponding clinical interventions. P/NP or letter grading.
48. Politics of Reproduction. (4) Seminar, three hours. Examination of complex relations between individual, local, and global interests as they shape and reflect reproductive practices, public policy, and exercise of power. P/NP or letter grading.
49. Evidence in Law, Science, History, and Journalism. (4) Seminar, four hours. Rigorous study of ways in which lawyers, scientists, historians, and journalists handle evidence, with aim of advancing cross-disciplinary inquiry to produce a common vocabulary and set of concepts that allow for discussion of evidentiary issues in differing fields of inquiry. P/NP or letter grading.
51. Music and Society. (5) Seminar, four hours. Minimal experience reading music desirable but not required. Analysis of Western art music, with focus primarily, but not exclusively, on music of late-18th through early-20th centuries through multiple analytical prisms: sociological, historical, political, and musical. P/NP or letter grading.
55. Culture and History of Utopias. (4) Seminar, three hours. Study of major utopian writings from Thomas More’s classical text to recent ecological and feminist utopian texts, with purpose of uncovering social, intellectual, and cultural landscapes underlying quest for a more perfect society. P/NP or letter grading.
57. Language, Performance, and Culture. (5) Lecture, three hours. Mixture of lecture and discussion on topic of language and its relationship to performance and culture in 19th and 20th centuries. Study of theorists such as Saussure, Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, Judith Butler, and others, playwrights such as Wilde, Stein, and Samuel Beckett, and films such as “His Girl Friday” and “Monkey Business.” P/NP or letter grading.
59W. Literature and Culture of the American South. (6) Seminar, four hours; writing laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Examination of historical imagination as it is expressed in such writers as William Faulkner, Allen Tate, Flannery O’sConnor, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston; in Civil War and WPA/FSA photography; and in Southern rhetoric and political documentary. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
63W. Nabokov and Reading Minds. (5) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or English as a Second Language 36. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of three works by Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American writer, teacher, translator, lepidopterist, and composer of chess problems. Nabokov’s eclectic writings lend themselves well to precepts of cognitive criticism — way of understanding world through relationship between literacy and thought. Reading and writing about art and science built into course. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
64. Neuroscience and Psychology of Art and Biology of Aesthetics. (5) Seminar, three hours. Interdisciplinary approach to study of premise that beauty, whether of faces, art works, or other subjects, is processed by brain and can be understood as neurological and psychological phenomenon. P/NP or letter grading.
65W. Body-Mind Literacy. (6) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of relationship between body and mind: when are they most in harmony and when are we alienated from this potential unity? When do we value one part of ourselves over another and why? What cultural, social, political, and personal influences determine answers to these questions? Topics include Cartesian dualism, pluralistic intelligence, mental and physical health, and views of body/mind as integrated unit. Satisfies Writing II requirement. P/NP or letter grading.
70A. Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Not open to students with credit for Life Sciences 3, 4, former Microbiology 7, or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 70. Historical and scientific study of genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture, and law, including examination of social, ethical, and legal issues raised by new technology. P/NP or letter grading.
70AL. Gene Discovery Laboratory. (5) Seminar, three hours; laboratory, five hours. Recommended requisite: course 70A. Laboratory work in genomics research and seminar discussion that apply experimentally concepts and techniques taught in course 70A. P/NP or letter grading.
71. Cross-Cultural Approaches to Media History and Culture. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of media, media history, and media culture from cross-cultural perspective, one that demands redefinition of media and understanding of art in cross-cultural context. P/NP or letter grading.
73. Elementary Particles in the Universe. (4) Lecture, two hours; discussion, 90 minutes. No special mathematical knowledge required. Examination of elementary particle physics, including status of its current study in laboratories around the world and its role in assessing the early evolution of the universe. P/NP or letter grading.
77. Greeks and Persians: Ancient Encounters from Herodotus to Alexander. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of multiple encounters between Greeks and Persians in antiquity, from origins of Achaemenid Empire through its conflicts with Greek world of Mediterranean, to Alexander’s defeat of Darius III. Consideration of mutual constructions of other in antiquity, Near Eastern versus Greek testimonia, and art and archaeological evidence of these two civilizations. P/NP or letter grading.
78. Science and Religion from Copernicus to Darwinism. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Relationship of religion and science in West by focusing on leading scientists such as Galileo, Newton, and Darwin. Each one dealt differently with competing demands of religion, based on faith and revelation, and science founded on experience and reason. Dialog was and is constant one. P/NP or letter grading.
79. Personal Financial Health: Theory and Practice. (6) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Special economics or mathematics preparation not required. Theory and practice of managing financial health, allowing for broad discussion of larger theoretical picture of variables affecting economy and practical hands-on look at personal finance, including budgeting, debt, insurance, investing, and purchasing. Examination of variety of financial issues through three principal standpoints: psychology of finance, historical perspective of finance, and socioeconomic perspective of finance. P/NP or letter grading.
80. Cossacks and Narratives about Them. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of two Cossack societies: Ukrainian (Zaporozhian) Cossacks and Russian (Don) Cossacks. Both emerged in 15th and 16th centuries as warrior societies along contact zone between Slavic world and Muslin Tatar and Turkic world. Their frontier status and liminal culture proved to be mythogenic, and Cossacks figure prominently in imagination of cultures they impacted over centuries, especially in folklore, literature, film, and opera. Study of Cossacks through these media to understand not just Cossack society but ways in which Cossacks have been viewed through paradigms of Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish, Ottoman, and west European cultures. P/NP or letter grading.
82. Community and Labor Development from Ground Up. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to practical applications of community development and outreach efforts in Los Angeles area, with projects from Community Outreach Partnership Center within School of Public Policy and Social Research. P/NP or letter grading.
83W. Politics and Rhetoric of Literature. (6) Seminar, four hours; writing laboratory, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Examination of relationship among politics, rhetoric, and literature in study of literature from classical times to the present, broadening into general discussions of development of political discourse in Western thought, particularly conflict between self and state, between ideology and the practical business of living. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.
84. Conflicts between Languages. (5) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to potentially conflict-ridden language situations in three countries abroad and discussion of various aspects of minority languages in the U.S. P/NP or letter grading.
85. Biological Clock. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students, but open to all majors. Rotation of Earth imposed diurnal oscillations of physical changes on all living organisms on Earth. Protein complexes, called circadian or biological clock, allow organisms to anticipate and adapt to daily environmental changes, and knowledge of it comes from molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and genomics. Study of these processes and interdisciplinary methodologies to understand how biological clock works and how it affects health and well-being. P/NP or letter grading.
86. Psychology of Fear. (5) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, one hour. Examination of phobias, including inquiry into how people are distressed by intense fear, examination of structures and processes of irrational fears, and discussion of courage and fear reduction strategies. P/NP or letter grading.
87W. Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Graphic Novels, Social Media, and Fantasy Fiction. (5) Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of eclectic art of Neil Gaiman, exploring his contributions to children’s and young adult literature, novels, graphic novels, video games, film and television, and online writing. Use of multiple lenses to understand his work, including philosophy, cultural studies, and media studies. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter 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 Program. 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.
90. Hollywood and Global Responsibility. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. American filmmakers have enormous power to reach global audiences. When they use this platform to make films that flout social norms still respected in most parts of world, objections arise. Where is line between free speech and free artistic expression and social responsibility? How can Hollywood become more globally responsible given its business realities and lack of government oversight? Study of different case studies affecting different countries and cultures to illuminate discourse on ethics and art. P/NP or 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.