Honors Collegium Upper-Division Courses
101A. Student Research Forum. (2) Lecture, two hours. Designed to promote deep engagement in university research, including instruction on securing research opportunities, skills necessary for research and professional success, exploring research internships on and off campus, and communication of research. P/NP grading.
101B. UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal. (2) Seminar, two hours. For students on editorial board of annual UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal, including study of writing in sciences and honing of editing and production skills. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. P/NP grading.
101C. UCLA Undergraduate Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. (2) Seminar, two hours. For students on editorial board of annual Aleph journal of undergraduate research and writing, including study of writing in various disciplines and honing of editing and production skills. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. P/NP grading.
101D. Counseling Multicultural Communities. (2) Seminar, two hours. Study of issues of culture and identity in cross-cultural counseling, including development of working model. P/NP grading.
101E. Leading Undergraduate Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Limited to students who have been accepted into Undergraduate Student Initiated Education (USIE) program. Learning and exploration of issues that are integral to developing seminars and development of skills to become effective student facilitators. Practical teaching strategies and techniques, as well as pedagogical, organizational, and technological issues confronted by new instructors. Discussion of key topics, followed by discussion of syllabi that students are developing for their seminars and conducting of micro-teaching presentations. Guest speakers expand on topics that arise from class discussions. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP grading.
101F. Integrity in Research. (2) Seminar, two hours. Limited to students in CARE, HHMI, MARC, and UC Leads programs. Discussion about integrity in research, current thinking in field, and important ethical issues that impact scientific investigation. P/NP grading.
101G. Graduate School Preparation. (2) Seminar, two hours. Limited to AAP students. Designed to help AAP students familiarize themselves with academic disciplines they would like to pursue in graduate school. Through course readings, guest speakers, and interactive assignments, students learn more about their graduate school options and how to navigate application process. P/NP grading.
101I. Research Today: Sources, Tools, and Strategies. (2) Lecture, two hours; activity, two hours. Introduction to research process in digital age, offering opportunity to develop research skills through exploration of library and Internet resources, exposure to rare and unique materials, experimentation with digital tools, engagement with librarians and other experts, and interactive creation of research project proposal. Designed to prepare students for capstone or thesis experience in humanities or social sciences. P/NP grading.
101J. Mellon Mays Research Seminar. (2) Seminar, two hours. Limited to current Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows and designed to support them in their current research projects and graduate school preparation. Topics include research methods, abstracts, presentations, and posters, as well as graduate school application materials. May be repeated for maximum of 10 units. P/NP grading.
M102. Culture, Media, and Los Angeles. (6) (Same as African American Studies M102 and Asian American Studies M160.) Lecture, four hours; screenings, two hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Role of media in society and its influence on contemporary cultural environment, specifically in Los Angeles; issues of representation as they pertain to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. P/NP or letter grading.
103. Scientific Knowledge, Industrial Growth, and Social Policy. (5) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Examination, using nanotechnology, of both benefits and risks to economy and society when new technologies are in process of development. P/NP or letter grading.
104. Fundamental Forms of Social Relationships from Theory to Research Design. (5) Seminar, three hours. Relational models theory posits that four elementary models organize social coordination, emotions, motives, and norms in virtually all domains and cultures. Study and critique of theory, development of research questions, planning of study, design of its methodology, and writing of research proposal. P/NP or letter grading.
105. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of ways in which race and ethnicity impact delivery of healthcare in U.S. and discussion of policies and proposals to address disparities in healthcare and diversity in healthcare professionals. P/NP or letter grading.
M106. Imaginary Women. (5) (Same as Gender Studies M106.) Seminar, four hours. Designed for junior/senior College Honors students. Study of four female cultural archetypes — absconding wife/mother, infanticide mother, intellectual woman, and warrior woman — as they appear in their classical and modern manifestations in European and American cultures. P/NP or letter grading.
107. Literature and Political Order: Homer, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of political order and questions of violence, power, leadership, and ideology through close readings of literary texts, specifically Iliad by Homer, Julius Caesar and Henry IV, Part 1 by Shakespeare, and Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky. P/NP or letter grading.
108. Ancient Rome and the Monuments of Washington, D.C. (5) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of public buildings, marble monuments, and heroic statues of Washington, D.C., inspired by memory and ruins of classical antiquity, and how these evocations have meaning today. Consideration of obelisk, Greek temple, and Pantheon and American monumental counterparts, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial. Examination of ancient inspirations, historical background, architectural design, and art of these monuments in context of shifting public ideologies and local politics in Washington. Public buildings including U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court Building, and Library of Congress, publicly commissioned statues of war heroes (Revolutionary and Civil), monuments to honor veterans of Vietnam, Korean, and Second World War conflicts, and American presidents. P/NP or letter grading.
M109. Foreign Exchange Market and Exchange Rate Forecasting. (5) (Same as Economics M123.) Seminar, four hours. Introduction to forecasting of exchange rates. Theory linked with real-world data through use of powerful computer platform called Tradestation© in computer laboratory. Analysis of how foreign exchange market works, what financial instruments are used in this market, and what main theoretical determinants of exchange rates are. Generation of exchange rate forecasts by combining theoretical concepts with real-world data using concepts and techniques from computer science, linguistics, and statistics. How to write simple codes to generate exchange rate forecasts and to evaluate accuracy of student forecasts. P/NP or letter grading.
110. Marxist and Post-Marxist Approaches to Cultural Studies. (4) Seminar, four hours. Examination of Marxist and post-Marxist approaches to study of culture, including classic texts, theoretical and empirical works, and the Marxist roots of postmodernism. P/NP or letter grading.
111. Stress and Coping. (4) Seminar, four hours. Examination of research and theory on stress and coping, with emphasis on physical and mental consequences of stress and moderators of both social support and personality in coping strategies. P/NP or letter grading.
M112. Inner and Outer Worlds of Children: Social Policies. (4) (Same as Education M112.) Seminar, four hours. Practices and analysis of social policies impacting on children. Topics include assessment, social justice and geographical space, temporal orientation, and classical theories of adolescent development. Letter grading.
113. Hyperconnected World: Society and Internet. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of social, political, economic, psychological, and cultural dimensions of our hyperconnected world via Internet. Topics include transformations of social relationships online, virtual versus real communities, identity and its creations, trust and deception, politics and social media, surveillance and privacy, economics, intellectual property, culture, education, and knowledge, and digital wellness. P/NP or letter grading.
114. Architecture from Los Angeles: Work of Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Greg Lynn. (5) Seminar, three hours. Within last 30 years, body of architectural work originating in Los Angeles but reaching world both in material construction and aesthetic influence has emerged. Study of works of three seminal architects — Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Greg Lynn. Site visits and hands-on practice in how to read architectural plans and how to use computers and modeling in architectural study and design. P/NP or letter grading.
115. Poetry and Society in England, 1588 to 1688: Verse, Politics, Religion, and Sexuality from Spanish Armada to Glorious Revolution. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Poetry of England in century between 1588 and 1688 through prism of evolving political, philosophical, theological, sexual, economic, and scientific practices of that day and vice versa to understand poetry in cultural and historical context. Students research widely on range of subjects from alchemy to zoology and become class resource on some relevant topic such as Renaissance medicine, Calvinism, Scholasticism, Cromwell and New Model Army, Elizabethan foreign policy, Stuart architecture, agricultural and dietary changes, and printing and publishing conventions. P/NP or letter grading.
M116. Art Alive: Art and Improvisation in Museums. (4) (Same as Theater M187.) Seminar, four hours. Offered in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Interpretation of art in collection through acting, dialogues, movement, and music. Research into history and art history and production of creative performance piece required. P/NP or letter grading.
117. London and Culture of Male Homosexuality, 1870 to 1900. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of male homosexual subculture that thrived in London during period when brilliant Irish writer Oscar Wilde (1854 to 1900) was sent to jail for committing acts of gross indecency. Study of Wilde trials, cultural consequences of Labouchere Amendment criminalizing male homosexual acts, some of Wilde’s writings, and exciting new writings that have come to light offering insight into links that gay men in London had with theatrical world, prostitution, aristocrats, and underground publishing. P/NP or letter grading.
M118. Roots of Patriarchy: Ancient Goddesses and Heroines. (4) (Same as Gender Studies M128.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of ancient goddesses and heroines — European, Neolithic, Near Eastern, Celtic, Scandinavian, Balto-Slavic, Indo-Iranian, and Greco-Roman — using translations of ancient texts, archaeological evidence, and feminist methodology in order to discover implications of ancient patriarchy on modern society. P/NP or letter grading.
119. Hollywood and Cultural Diversity in America. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Hollywood filmmakers often produce movies where characters confront societal issues such as sexism, racism, and other forms of discrimination. So it is surprising to see recent media coverage that turns magnifying glass around and exposes Hollywood’s own severe problems when it comes to racial and cultural diversity. Exploration of differing media representations — how they occur, why they persist, and what they can teach about current racial divides in America. Examination of how Hollywood represents different races, cultures, and groups. P/NP or letter grading.
M120. Art and Performance: Interdisciplinary Approach to Collections of Getty Center. (4) (Same as Theater M109.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Drawing from objects in five major collections at Getty Museum, focus on five parallel historical periods in which political, social, and aesthetic philosophy of age is examined in musical and dramatic performance. Letter grading.
121. Psychoanalysis before Freud, and a Little After. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of different ways human beings have developed conceptions of themselves through history from early civilizations through Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, scientific revolution, Enlightenment, origins of modern world, Freud’s fin de siècle Vienna, and post-Freudian visions; investigation of various interactions of these different conceptions in present day. P/NP or letter grading.
122. Chemical Communication across Tree of Life. (5) Seminar, three hours; discussion, two hours. Designed for College Honors students. Chemical communication governs relationships among most biological entities, across entire tree of life from viruses to Homo sapiens . Bioinspired devices are using knowledge gleaned from chemosensory systems to change face of robotics, with wide applications in consumer industries, homeland security, and space exploration. Chemical, physical, and biological principles to be combined as pedagogical tools for teaching larger lesson in science. Synthesis of information and concepts across disciplines to develop student hypotheses and conclusions. P/NP or letter grading.
M123. Philanthropy as Civic Engagement. (5) (Same as Civic Engagement M122.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors; application required. Study of history, philosophy, and practice of philanthropy. Practical experience in setting priorities and making philanthropic investments in Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations. Letter grading.
124. Midwives, Mothers, and Medicine: Perspectives on History of Childbirth. (4) Seminar, three hours. Using examples from history and anthropology, examination of variety of practices associated with childbirth over time and across cultures, addressing such themes as shifting relations among birthing women, midwives, and medical men and cultural meanings of birth. P/NP or letter grading.
125. Communities and Nations in Conflict: Theory and Practice of International Conflict Resolution. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to theory and practice of conflict resolution, with emphasis on international conflict. Transitional justice mechanisms, from international criminal tribunals, special courts, and International Criminal Court to indigenous approaches such as community justice systems. Examination of environmental conflict resolution, homeland security and terrorism, role of gender in conflict, and role of media in conflict. P/NP or letter grading.
126. Waves of Resistance: Race, Empire, and Social Justice in Asia and Pacific Islands. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of historical and contemporary moments of racial violence, empire, and social justice in Asia and Pacific Islands. Global forces such as capitalism, colonialism, and globalization played significant role in cultural, economic, and political organization of places such as American Samoa, Guam, Hawai’si, Marshall Islands, Philippines, Okinawa, and South Korea. Exploration of how various groups of people have responded to these forces to have better understanding of how race, empire, and social justice have connected these distant and diverse areas and peoples. P/NP or letter grading.
127. Citizenship, Leadership, and Service. (4) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Interactive participatory study of interactions between citizenship, leadership, and service, including both theoretical work in classroom and practical work in service organizations in the field. P/NP or letter grading.
128. What We Do When We Laugh Together: Humanistic, Social Scientific, and Biological Perspectives. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Application of venerable humanist insights and social scientific thinking to contemporary social phenomenon of human laughter and humor. While Aristotle and Hobbes thought humor was bad for society, Locke and Bahktin would have disputed them for different reasons. Use of their ideas to critically evaluate how social scientists investigate mass media political satire of today. P/NP or letter grading.
129. Research in Psychology and Legacy of John Wooden. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of life and work of Coach John Wooden, with particular attention to his pyramid of success, how he was viewed and is remembered by his players, and relationship between his philosophy and academic research. His philosophical approach as lens through which to explore research in fields of sport and education psychology. Connects different elements of Coach Wooden’s pyramid of success (and other aspects of his coaching philosophy) to research in psychology. P/NP or letter grading.
130. Speeding Cures: How Can Health Activists Make Differences? (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Study of intersection of science and society by examination of historical examples of ways in which health activists have contributed to moving specific health challenges into forefront of both public discourse and biomedical research. Some scientists argue that surest route to cures and health is through curiosity-driven science supplemented by serendipity, followed by integration of new knowledge into practical therapies. Others argue that extra scientific passion, financial incentives, social and political organization, and strategic planning may be more important. Research of one disease-related or health-related campaign in depth. Topics include autism, AIDS, cancer, politics of disability, economics of drug development, DNA sequencing, aging, and future roles of health advocates. P/NP or letter grading.
131. Global Dimensions of Education and Inequality (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of role that education plays in maintaining and perpetuating poverty and inequality. Examination of how various reform strategies that have been proposed to spur development of human capital and local development are impacting poor countries and poor people who reside in rich and poor countries. Examination of how different countries have used education to promote social equality and development and analysis of why some countries appear to be making more progress than others. Consideration of how factors such as history, particularly related to colonialism, political economy, and culture affect character and performance of schools. P/NP or letter grading.
132. New Women and Activism from America to Asia. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Spanning of academic disciplines and regional boundaries by looking at women’s movements in U.S. and East Asia in early 20th century, with examination of how issues of women’s rights, labor rights, and race/nation identities united and divided women across classes and national borders. Examination of suffrage movement in 1913 New York and parallel movements in East Asia (Japan, Korea, China) that adopted and adapted some of these same ideas to their own unique historical circumstances. Use of highly successful Reacting to Past historical role-playing game titled Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and New Woman. P/NP or letter grading.
133. Practice and Ethics of Ethnographic Fieldwork. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of ethics and practices of ethnographic fieldwork. This is not field methods course but one intended to convey rich knowledge fieldwork can produce in many disciplines and kinds of ethical issues raised in doing fieldwork. P/NP or letter grading.
134. Democracy and Utopias. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Political culture of modern democracy fosters idea of progress and constant reform and is also wary of radical upheavals. Political culture of ancient Greek democracy made possible two things: awareness of having achieved unmatched superiority over any other society and birth of utopia. Democracy praised itself as perfect form of government, but it let flourish counterfactual objections to quest for absolute, just, and blissful political order. Examination of this paradoxical link between democracy and utopia by tracing its history in works of Aristophanes, Plato, Thomas More, Tommaso Campanella, Francis Bacon, and Charles Fourier to show relevance to contemporary politics. P/NP or letter grading.
135. Poetry and Society in Englad, 1588 to 1688. (5) Seminar, four hours. Reading and discussion of poems to comprehend meaning and place in configurations of rapidly transforming society. Tensions and changes in that culture, and lives of authors, these works helped negotiate. How and why metaphysical and cavalier modes emerge in period of intense struggle. Interplay of form, content, and meaning within these modes. Evidence offered about personal psychology, gender politics, and status competitions of this period and its poets, especially Donne, Herbert, Jonson, Carew, and Marvell. What kind of work were the poems doing? How, and how well, were they doing it? And, what kinds of work should we do on them now? P/NP or letter grading.
136. Art, Entertainment, and Social Change. (5) Seminar, three hours. Integrative examination of evolving impact of arts and entertainment industry on various aspects of society, including politics, self-concept, and experience of everyday life, among others. P/NP or letter grading.
137. Living Dharma in America: Perspectives on Race and Buddhism. (5) Seminar, three hours. Deconstruction of and deeper histories behind images of Buddhism such as bald, saffron-robbed monks; ornate, golden temples with scent of incense; serene Zen meditation centers; and popular Buddhists from Richard Gere to Thich Nhat Hanh to the Dalaai Lama. P/NP or letter grading.
138. Empire, Globalization, and Multiethnic Storytelling. (5) Seminar, four hours. Exploration of theoretical evolution of postcolonial and transnational studies through predominantly American multiethnic short story. How do our primary works in contemporary short fiction question literary conventions of allegedly mainstream, white Euro-American literature? What manifestations of empire, diasporic mobility, and generic mutability unite or separate our primary creative works? What meditations on identity do our fiction and creative non-fiction works offer as they intersect notions of race, class, caste, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and/or sexuality? What aesthetic or critical possibilities does the short story open up for future of postcolonial, diaspora, ethnic, and area studies? Could the muliethnic short story be the socio-politically subversive narrative genre par excellence? Close reading of short stories in comparative light with creative non-fiction and hybrid narrative forms in works by Aimé Céaire, Amitava Kumar, Jhumpa Lahiri, ZZ Packer, Roxane Gay, and Claire Vaye Watkins. P/NP or letter grading.
139. Confucius and His Legacies. (5) Seminar, four hours. Examination of Confucian Tradition, from Warring States period to popularization in 21st century. Society in which Confucius (551 — 479 BCE) lived. Study of Analects as core text of Confucianism. Confucius as object of ritual devotion and visual representations. Importance and impact of Confucius on Chinese and Asian culture. P/NP or letter grading.
140. Dominants and Subordinates in Social Psychology of Privilege and Oppression in Public Education. (6) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; tutoring, three hours. Study of social arrangements and temporary inequalities in contemporary American public school, showing how such entrenched inequalities tend to become permanent. Field component included. P/NP or letter grading.
141. Biology and Medicine in Postgenomic Era. (5) Seminar, four hours. Requisite: Life Sciences 3. Discussion of human genomic project, comparative and environmental genomics, structural and functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and metabolomics. P/NP or letter grading.
142. Free Will and Moral Responsibility: From Neuroscience to Philosophy and Back. (5) Seminar, four hours. Survey of motivations, methods, and conclusions of neuroscientific and psychological investigations of free will. Consideration of neuroscientific arguments that humans are not free when they choose and of philosophical arguments about what is required for freedom and what is required for responsibility. Discussion of extent to which philosophical investigations of free will inform neuroscience and whether and how experiments could be designed and carried out to better correspond with philosophical and legal debate on free will. P/NP or letter grading.
M143. Latino Immigration History and Politics. (4) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M124.) Lecture, four hours. Overview of Mexican, Central American, and Latina/Latino immigration to U.S., examining social, political, and economic contexts out of which different waves of Latin American immigration have occurred. P/NP or letter grading.
144. International Development: Using Your Major For Doing Well and Doing Good. (5) Seminar, three hours. The adoption of the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals (2015) called for addressing extreme poverty, disease, environmental degradation, gender inequities, unemployment, and other problems afflicting people across the globe. Sustainability entails development solutions that endure and engage local people. The aim is to leverage local capacities to improve living conditions consistently. Students address questions such as: How does your major relate to one or more of the goals? Which goal speaks to your interest? What key concept or passion do you have that can contribute to addressing one or more of the goals? P/NP or letter grading.
M145. Politics of Crisis: Migration, Identity, and Religion. (4) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M126.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of individual and collective religious response of Latin Americans and Latinas/Latinos in U.S. to dislocations, displacements, and fragmentation produced by conquest, colonization, underdevelopment, globalization, and migration. Letter grading.
146. Imagining Global Climate Change. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Global and comparative study of regions in front line of climate change, such as tropical islands and poles that visibly confront sea level rise and glacial melt, through study of visual arts, literature, and film. Study of authors and artists from U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Guyana, Mexico, and Maldives to examine threat of climate change in its complex cultural imaginations. P/NP or letter grading.
147. The Anthropocene: An Archaeological Perspective. (5) Seminar, four hours. Examination of new geological period, informally labeled the Anthropocene, in which environment is profoundly impacted by human activities. Evidence that anthropogenic forces have affected conditions on Earth during past two centuries, including loss of biodiversity, burning of fossil fuels, ocean acidification, and ozone depletion. P/NP or letter grading.
M148. Simulating Society: Exploring Artificial Communities. (5) (Same as Sociology M118.) Seminar, three hours; computer laboratory, one hour. Examination of social behavior through computer simulations of behavior in artificial communities. P/NP or letter grading.
149. Art and Trauma. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of how slavery, war, psychiatric institutionalization, and child sexual abuse shaped singular artistic visions. Depictions of severe trauma can be expressed in several ways — external event (e.g., war), internal psychological process (e.g., depression), or symbolic unfolding (e.g., disintegration of individual). Manner in which trauma is embedded in brain and stored in memory is also critical. Exploration of research on memory and trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how severe trauma impacts brain. Studio component in form of individual and group projects to offer more tangible insight into process of art and trauma. P/NP or letter grading.
150. Solo Performer’s Toolbox: Storytelling for Artists and TED Talkers. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Creation and presentation of original one-person performance speech. Development and writing of original script through exploration of personal themes, tone, and subject matter. Addressing of physical or emotional strengths and weaknesses in relation to creative processes of playwriting and performing. Breakdown, interpretation, and summation of one-character plays and synthesis of this knowledge to benefit writing and performance. Identification and exploration of student’s unique personal voice in order to establish clear and creative point of view in developing or performing their story. Analysis of dramatic structure, dramatic action, and creation of believable and interesting character. Focus, concentration, imagination, and relaxation during their solo performance, and maintaining professional decorum and discipline. P/NP or letter grading.
151. Victorian Sexual Scandals. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Introduction to four major sex scandals that took place in London between 1870 and 1895 to understand ways in which institutions create frameworks for understanding dissident sexualities and gender identities, and relations between sexual scandals and legal actions. Sodomy trial of Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park. Examination of extent of queer networks among gay men, transgender individuals, and their apparently straight admirers during time of Offences against the Person Act 1861. The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, in which journalist W. T. Stead exposed extent of sexual trafficking of children. Series of murders in which bodies of women (several of whom were sex workers) were mutilated and disemboweled, attributed to Jack the Ripper. Trials of Oscar Wilde who was sent to jail for two years in solitary confinement with hard labor for gross indecency. P/NP or letter grading.
M152. Past People and Their Lessons for Our Own Future. (5) (Same as Anthropology M148 and Geography M153.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Examination of modern and past people that met varying fates, as background to examination of how other modern people are coping or failing to cope with similar issues. Letter grading.
156. Political Opposition in Early Modern Europe. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of tradition of radical political movements from Italian Renaissance to French Revolution. Topics include Machiavelli’s contributions to political thought, turmoil of 16th-century France and Dutch Republic and their radical underside of Protestant thought, French Wars of Religion, Dutch revolt against Spanish, English Civil Wars, and radical thought of European Enlightenment and its contributions to French Revolution. P/NP or letter grading.
M157. International Relations of Middle East. (4) (Same as Political Science M132B.) Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Role of great powers in Middle East, with emphasis on American, Soviet, and West European policies since 1945. P/NP or letter grading.
158. Justice and Moral Responsibility in Literature. (5) Seminar, three hours. Discussion of literature (drama and fiction) addressing themes of law, justice, government, and moral responsibility in public context. P/NP or letter grading.
160. Asceticism. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Historical overview of literary, philosophical, and theological writings on asceticism, with particular attention to late antiquity and medieval periods. Study of asceticism from desert fathers to medieval female mystics, Weber on Protestantism, Nietzsche on ascetic ideal, and Foucault on ancient askesis . Literary readings include selections from Flaubert, Melville, Kafka, Eliot, and Weil. P/NP or letter grading.
163. China’s Rise: Critical Issues and Global Implications. (5) Seminar, four hours. Study of ascendency of China in 21st century, with emphasis on global implications. Aspects of Chinese development that lend themselves to comparative analysis, including labor, environment, nationalism, migration, inequality, rule of law, social movements and authoritarianism, state capitalism, and China in Africa. P/NP or letter grading.
165. Privacy versus National Security. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Edward Snowdon’s disclosures of extent of government surveillance conducted by National Security Agency sparked national debate about scope and necessity of government surveillance programs. What is proper balance between privacy and national security in information age? Study of debate about constitutional values and moral responsibility, complicated by public fear, competing commercial interests, and international legal and diplomatic quandaries. P/NP or letter grading.
166. Stories of Cultural Distance and Imposed Assimilation. (5) Seminar, four hours. Study of how fiction, memoir, and film have represented involuntary cross-cultural assimilation as seen from perspective of intimate others, usually family members, coming to terms with their own and their relatives’s cultural identity. P/NP or letter grading.
168. Paris: Biography of City from 1715 to World War II. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Exploration of history of Paris from death of Louis XIV to World War II. Study of consequences of rapid urbanization and reasons why Paris became fulcrum for political revolutions. Examination of Paris as locus of modernism, its rebuilding and design under Baron George Haussmann, impact of World War I and expat culture, and city’s housing crisis. P/NP or letter grading.
169. Imposture and National Identity. (5) Seminar, three hours. Cross-cultural approach to study of imposture (assumption of false identity) as window through which to examine cultural modernity and national identity. Study of literature, history, and film from Australia, United Kingdom, the U.S., Near East, and South Asia as way of trying to define both hypocrisies and creativity of imposture. P/NP or letter grading.
M170. Philanthropy: Confronting Challenges of Serving Disabled. (5) (Same as Disability Studies M171.) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: Disability Studies 101 or 101W. Study of history, philosophy, and practice of philanthropy using lens of disability studies theory in conversation with important themes of charity, paternalism, and systems of dependency. Analysis of multiple perspectives of philanthropy to gain practical experience setting priorities and making philanthropic investments in Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations serving people with disabilities. Letter grading.
171. Rationality and Emotions. (5) Seminar, three hours. Historical study of way in which philosophers, social theorists, and cognitive scientists have characterized relationship between rationality and emotions, culminating in emerging consensus that emotions can positively influence rational decision making. Readings range from philosophy of ancient Greeks to writings of contemporary neuroscientists. P/NP or letter grading.
172. French Thinkers of Society. (5) Seminar, four hours. In-depth study of distinguishing perspectives of French theorists who wrote on society and its impact on individuals. Theorists include Pascal, Rousseau, Marcel Mauss, and Emile Durkheim from early modern period, contemporary thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau, and Pierre Bourdieu, and two postmodern theorists, Guy Debord and Jean Baudrillard. P/NP or letter grading.
173. American Political Thought from Revolution to Civil War. (5) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of nature of American political thought between Revolution and Civil War. Topics include nature of rights, federalism, constitutionalism, and democracy, as well as morality of slavery and legitimacy of succession. P/NP or letter grading.
173A. Liberty, Government, and Society in European Thought. (5) Seminar, three hours. Examination of great works of European thought from 17th through 18th century, including works of John Locke, Montesquieu, David Hume, Edmund Burke, and Thomas Payne, with emphasis on legal, social, and moral preconditions of liberty. P/NP or letter grading.
173B. Nature, Culture, and Capitalism in European Thought. (5) Seminar, three hours. Course 173A is not requisite to 173B. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of great works of European thought from 17th through early 20th century, including works by Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, and Max Weber, with emphasis on intellectual foundations of liberal democracy and capitalism. P/NP or letter grading.
174. Future Impact of Nano in New Technologies. (5) Seminar, four hours. Examination, for general audience, of science behind nanotechnology and way in which nano can potentially influence medical care, environment, energy issues, military, government, and economics. Demonstration of how nano, like current technology, cannot be separated from ethical, cultural, political, and social issues. P/NP or letter grading.
M175. Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Practical Approach. (5) (Same as Epidemiology CM175.) Seminar, three hours. Terrorism, its origins, and ways of addressing terrorism at local, national, and global levels. Guest speakers from variety of UCLA departments and from Los Angeles. P/NP or letter grading.
176A. Context of Arab World: Cairo and Alexandria. (4) Seminar, four hours; fieldwork, eight hours. Enforced corequisite: course 176B. Introduction to some of most important cultural, historical, and political currents in contemporary Arab world, with special focus on Cairo and Alexandria. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.
176B. Reading Arab World: Cairo and Alexandria. (4) Seminar, four hours; fieldwork, eight hours. Enforced corequisite: course 176A. Introduction to some of most salient literature in contemporary Arab world, with focus on Cairo and Alexandria. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.
177. Biotechnology and Art. (5) Seminar, six hours. Bioartists use cells, DNA molecules, proteins, and living tissues to bring to life ethical, social, and aesthetic issues of sciences. Study of how bioart blurs distinctions between science and art through combination of artistic and scientific processes, creating wide public debate. Exploration of history of biotechnology as well as social implications of this science. P/NP or letter grading.
178. Secret Coups, Imperial Wars, and American Democracy since World War II. (5) Seminar, three hours. Study of U.S. involvement, both covert and overt, in expeditionary wars since World War II, including involvement in Vietnam, Korea, Cuba, Iran, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Chile, and implication of these actions for vitality of American democracy. P/NP or letter grading.
M179. Critical Vision: History of Art as Social and Political Commentary. (5) (Same as Communication M169.) Seminar, three hours. Study of tradition of visual arts (painting, graphic art, photography, sculpture) as vehicles for social and political commentary. P/NP or letter grading.
M180. Structure, Patterns, and Polyhedra. (5) (Same as Chemistry M117.) Lecture, four hours; activity, two hours. Exploration of structures and their geometric underpinnings, with examples and applications from architecture (space frames, domes), biology (enzyme complexes, viruses), chemistry (symmetry, molecular cages), design (tiling), engineering (space filling), and physics (crystal structures) to effect working knowledge of symmetry, two-dimensional patterns, and three-dimensional solids. P/NP or letter grading.
182. From Scientific Revolution to Industrial Revolution. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for College Honors students. Examination of most important development in making of Western power and hegemony: rise of new science and its relationship first to British, then European, Industrial Revolution. Once seen as solely product of material factors such as abundant coal, high wages, and available labor, Industrial Revolution is shown as also possessing critically important knowledge of components, one scientific culture derived from Newtonian science and mechanics. P/NP or letter grading.
M183. Being Human: Identity in Age of Genomics and Neuroscience. (5) (Formerly numbered 183.) (Same as Disability Studies M183.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of relationship between identity and mental illness through different approaches to nature and treatment of mental disorder, from biomedical accounts of brain-based pathology (and identity) to Mad Pride movement emphasis on mental diversity. Enduring philosophical questions regarding personal identity, consciousness, selfhood and mind-body relationship are investigated through consideration of conditions such as dissociative identity disorder, trauma, psychosis, autism, and depression. P/NP or letter grading.
184. Indian and Pakistan: Historic Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Cooperation. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. History of India and Pakistan from demise of British India’s Empire in mid-August 1947, with inept partition of Punjab and Bengal and bifurcated Pakistan, to current state of both nations and their potential for conflict and cooperation. P/NP or letter grading.
189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate 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.
189HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-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.
193A. Journal Club Seminars. (2) Seminar, two hours; discussion, two hours. Study of key research journals and important research articles. Presentations by program faculty members and other leading researchers. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.
193B. Journal Club Seminars: Arts and Humanities Summer Research Program. (2) Seminar, one hour; discussion, one hour. Limited to students selected for Humanities Summer Research Program. Study of humanities research journals and monographs. Weekly student research reports and presentations by humanities faculty members. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.
193C. Journal Club Seminars: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Scholars. (2) Seminar, one hour; discussion, one hour. Limited to Mellon Mays undergraduate fellows. Study of key research journals and important research articles in arts, humanities, and social sciences. Weekly research reports and presentations by Mellon Mays students. Presentations by program faculty members and other leading researchers. P/NP grading.
199. Directed Honors Studies. (4) Tutorial, two hours. Preparation: minimum of 4 units completed in Honors Collegium with grade of B or better, overall UCLA grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Special research/writing tutorial with director of one Honors Collegium course to pursue in greater depth significant topics from one collegium course. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.