International and Area Studies Lower-Division Courses

1. Introduction to International and Area Studies. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to international and area studies from interdisciplinary framework, covering themes related to international politics and markets, as well as international societies and cultures, to illuminate and clarify profoundly international character of world we live in and to introduce set of contemporary issues and challenges that cross borders and affect every region of world. P/NP or letter grading.

M5A-M5B-M5C. Elementary Nahuatl. (4-4-4) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M5A-M5B-M5C and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M5A-M5B-M5C.) Lecture, five hours. Course M5A is enforced requisite to M5B, which is enforced requisite to M5C. Introduction to Aztec language of central Mexico. Coverage of basic Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading.

10. Explorations in International Studies. (2) Lecture, two hours. Exploration of key international events through active learning, designed to develop understanding of international issues and diverse skill set, including persuasive speaking, critical thinking, research skills, problem solving, teamwork, expository writing, and leadership skills. May be repeated for credit without limitation. P/NP grading.

M15A-M15B-M15C. Intermediate Nahuatl. (4-4-4) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M15A-M15B-M15C and Indigenous Languages of the Americas M15A-M15B-M15C.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisites: courses M5A, M5B, M5C. Course M15A is enforced requisite to M15B, which is enforced requisite to M15C. Taught primarily in Nahuatl. Examination of Nahuatl (Aztec) language of central Mexico at intermediate level. Coverage of Nahuatl grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. 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.

31. Introduction to Southeast Asia. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Interdisciplinary survey designed as introduction to modern Southeast Asia. P/NP or letter grading.

33. Introduction to East Asia. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Interdisciplinary survey designed as introduction to modern East Asia. P/NP or letter grading.

40. Introduction to Europe. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Interdisciplinary survey designed as introduction to modern Europe. P/NP or letter grading.

50. Introduction to Latin America. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Interdisciplinary survey designed as introduction to modern Latin America. P/NP or 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.

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.