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HSU Summer Session Class Schedule

Below is a listing of 2021 summer session courses. Please note that this list is subject to change. We will update this list periodically, but be sure to refer to the HSU Class Schedule for the most current course schedule before you register.

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Course Number Title Units Time Instructor
ANTH 302 31012 Anthropology of Religion
Theoretical perspectives and modes of analysis of religious belief systems and practices. Focus: preliterate and peasant religions, including ritual, magic, and symbol systems. [DCG-n. D-UD.]
3 Online Robertson
ANTH 305 31013 Human Evolutionary Health
How the biology, behavior, diet, strategies, and experiences of our ancestors are reflected in and affect us today; examine human biocultural diversity within the context of evolutionary history. [Rec: LD GE Area B: Life Forms. DCG-n, B-UD.]
3 Online Glenn
ART 100 31014 Global Perspectives in Art
Global Perspectives in Art (3). Designed for the non-art major, this course explores contemporary art from around the world. The social, political, and cultural contexts in which the art was produced is explored. [Does not apply toward art studio, art history, or art education majors/minors. DCG-n. C-LD.]
3 Online Alderson
BA 250 31015 Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting (4). First course in accounting. Measurement and reporting principles used in US to prepare financial reports for investors/creditors. Computer applications demonstrate design of accounting information systems. [Prereq: MATH 104 or MATH 104i or STAT 108 or STAT 108i. Weekly: 4 hrs lect/disc.]
4 Online Zender
BA 340 31016 Principles of Marketing
Principles of Marketing (4). Domestic and international institutions, concepts, and management processes in marketing. Marketing research. Simulations, cases, exercises. Computer applications.
4 Online Chaudhury
BA 360 31017 Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance (4). Basic skills for analyzing financial data. Time value of money; techniques and ratios commonly used in financial analysis. [Prereq: BA 250; MATH 104 or MATH 104i or STAT 108 or STAT 108i.]
4 Online Adhikari
BA 370 31018 Principles of Management
Principles of Management (4). Theory, behavior, production and operations, and interpersonal communication in organizations: large or small, profit or nonprofit, domestic or international
4 Online Vizenor
BIOL 102 31019 Human Biology
The human animal as a biological entity: structure, function, health and disease, evolution and behavior. Not intended for majors in science, natural resources, or kinesiology. [Weekly: 3 hrs lect. B-LD]
3 Online Burrell
BIOL 102L 31020 Human Biology Lab
BIOL 102 Lab
1 Online Burrell
BIOL 105 31102 Principles of Biology
Fundamental processes of life. Structure and function of cells, genetics, evolution, and ecology. [Prereq: CHEM 107 or CHEM 109 with a grade of C- or higher. Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab. B-LD.]
4 TWR 11:00-11:15 Montgomery
BIOL 105L 31103 Principles of Biology Lab
BIOL 105 Lab
  TWR 11:00-11:50 Montgomery
BOT 105 31076 General Botany
Structure, function, reproduction, life cycles, and phylogenetic relationships of major plant groups. Relationships of plants to other organisms and to human activities. [Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab. B-LD.]
4 MTWR 08:00-10:15 Brandt
BOT 105L 31077 General Botany Lab
BOT 105 Lab
  MW 11:00-13:00 Brandt
BOT 300 31078 Plants & Civilization
Plants that have played important roles in our economic, social, and cultural development. Ethnobotanical aspects of edible, medicinal, and psychoactive plants. Intended for non-majors. Cannot be used to satisfy major or minor requirements in the Department of Biological Sciences. [Prereq: completed lower division life science GE. B-UD.]
3 MTWRF 13:00-14:50 Henkel
BOT 350 31081 Plant Taxonomy
Identify ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants. Recognize families and key plants in the local flora. [Prereq: BIOL 105 and BOT 105, or their equivalents. Both with a grade of C- or higher. Weekly: 2 hrs lect, 6 hrs lab or field trip.]
4 MTWR 08:00-09:15 Brandt
BOT 350L 31082 Plant Taxonomy Lab
BOT 350 Lab
  MTWR 10:15-14:00  
CHEM 107 31083 Fundamentals of Chemistry
Terminal course. Fundamental concepts and applications of general and inorganic chemistry. [Letter grade only. Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab. Prereq: math placement category I, II, or III. B-LD.]
4 MTWR 12:00-13:20 Burrell
CHEM 107L 31084 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
CHEM 107 Lab
  TWR 14:00-14:50 Burrell
CHEM 228 31033 Brief Organic Chemistry
For majors in biological science/natural resource areas. Nomenclature, physical properties, synthesis, and reactions of compounds representing major functional group categories. Reaction mechanisms emphasized. [Letter grade only. Prereq: CHEM 107 with a grade of C- or higher or CHEM 110 with a grade of C- or higher. Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab.]
4 MTWR 12:00-14:15 Cappuccio
CHEM 228L 31034 Brief Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 228 Lab
  TWR 09:00-11:50 Cappuccio
COMM 100 31035 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Introductory course. Develop oral communication abilities for functioning effectively in various settings. Fundamental communication theory. [A-LD.]
3 TR 14:00-17:00 Paynton
COMM 309B 31036 Gender & Communication
Critique relationship of gender to communication as viewed from perspectives of sciences, social sciences, and arts/humanities. [DCG-d. C-UD, D-UD.]
3 TR 14:00-17:00 Hahn
ES 308 31037 Multi-Ethnic Resistance in the US
Examines historical/sociocultural perspectives of US ethnic minorities. Investigates marginalized communities' rebellion/sustained resistance against past/present oppression. Examines role of state and marginalized groups' agency in challenging national narratives. [DCG-d. D-UD.]
3 Online Bell
ESM 305 31038 Environmental Conflict Resolution
Introduction to conflict theory as applied in complex natural resource disputes. Skill development in planning culturally appropriate and inclusive public participation processes, meeting facilitation, and conflict mediation. Comparison of options for nonviolent conflict management. [Prereq: sophomore standing or greater. Weekly: 2 hrs lect, 2 hrs activ. D-UD.]
3 M 10:00-11:00 Benson
ESM 305L 31039 Environmental Conflict Resolution Lab
ESM 305 Lab Activity
  W 13:00-15:00  
ESM x480 31152 Introduction to Metaliteracy & Information Science
This interdisciplinary course introduces undergraduate students and lifelong learners to metaliteracy and information science. Emphasis will be placed on information literacy, digital literacy, and data literacy to cultivate interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary to support undergraduate education and lifelong learning. This class is $220/unit ($440).
2 Online Karadjova
ESM x480 31153 Introduction to Web Design
This is an introductory course in designing and maintaining websites, and includes a background on how the web and Internet works. Students will learn to use WordPress, the most popular software for creating websites. We'll also cover how to select and manage plugins and customize websites with advanced features. Free services used in this course: WordPress, Reclaim, Glitch, LibGuides. This class is $220/unit ($440).
2 Online Miller/Graham
FOR 359 31040 California & US Forest & Wildland Policy
US and California government and policies are introduced with an emphasis on the interactions between these institutions and natural resource management. Regulations are analyzed from creation to implementation and interpretation. Meets requirement in "US Constitution and California State and Local Government" established by CA legislature
3 W 18:00-19:30 Boston
GEOG 100 31041 Critical Thinking: Technology & the Digital World
Develop critical thinking skills and analytical reasoning through the investigation of privacy, security, new content, and location-aware services in mobile and web-based technologies. [A-LD.]
3 Online Perdue
GEOG 473M 31085 Topics in Physical Geography Depth Experience
Explore course topics in greater depth through a combination of writing assignments, poster creation, film and field exercises. [Coreq: GEOG 473. Rep once.]
1 Online Malloy
GEOG 300 31042 Global Awareness
Analyze current world conflicts and problem areas. Spatial, social, economic, political, and environmental realities. [DCG-n. D-UD.]
3 Online Johnson
GEOL 106 31043 Earthquake Country
Understanding and preparing for earthquakes. Causes and effects of earth tremors; mechanics of earthquakes; how quakes are located and measured; earthquake risk and hazards; earthquake potential in California; earthquake pred
3 Online Admire
GSP 101 31044 Geospatial Concepts
Overview: scale, coordinates, geodesy, direction, projections, surveying, global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), cartography; historical context illustrating how maps depict spatial relationships, chart power, convey authority. [Coreq: GSP 101L. Rec: basic computer literacy. D-LD.]
2 Online Malloy
GSP 101L 31045 Geospatial Concepts Lab
Traditional and computer lab activities to develop understanding of scale, coordinate systems, geodesy, direction, projections, surveying, global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), cartography. [Rec: basic computer literacy. D-LD.]
1 Online Malloy
GSP 270 31046 Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science (GIS) (3). Introductory course in Geographic Information Science and spatial analysis involving collection, manipulation, display, and analysis of geographically referenced data. Raster and Vector data, overlays, buffer, proximity analysis and SQL queries. [Prereq: GSP 101 and GSP 101L. Weekly: 2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab.]
3 Online Malloy
GSP 270L 30111 Geographic Information Science Lab
Lab for GSP 270.
  Online Malloy
GSP 316 31047 Cartography
Cartographic visualization and map design principles through GIS and illustration programs, the selection of appropriate map projections, data classification, color, visual variables, charts, graphs, and diagrams. [Prereq: GSP 101(C) and GSP 101L(C). Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab.]
4 Online Rock
GSP 316 31048 Cartography Lab
GSP 316 Lab
  Online Rock
HED 100 31049 Sound Mind Sound Body
Optimum health. Sound mind in a sound body (interrelationship), exercise physiology, human sexuality and childbirth, nutrition, stress, death/dying, psychophysical and behavior, holistic medicine, somatology. [E-LD.]
3 Online Bloedon
HED 231 31050 Basic Human Nutrition
HED 231. Basic Human Nutrition (3). Nutrient requirements for healthy living. Analyze food sources, function of nutrients, chemical processing, and food absorption. [Rec: chemistry.]
3 Online Bloedon
HIST 106B 31051 Islamic Societies: The Making of the Muslim Middle East
An introduction to the history of Islamic societies, this course explores key historical events, social and political turning points, and intellectual transformations that have shaped the Middle East and Islam. [D-LD. DCG-n.]
3 Online Dallasheh
HIST 111 31052 United States History from 1877
Selected topics. Sources and conditioning factors of American social, political, and economic systems from 1877. Meets requirement in US history established by California legislature.
3 Online Paulet
JMC 309 31053 Analyzing Mass Media Messages
Analyze mass media materials prepared by practitioners in arts, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. Oral and written discussion of materials and related topics. [C-UD; D-UD.]
3 Online Pike
MATH 109 31054 Calculus I
Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. [Prereq: MATH 101T or MATH 102. B-LD.]
4 Online Evans
MUS 104 31055 Introduction to Music
Non-music majors learn styles, techniques, and forms of various musical periods. Lectures, recordings, concerts. Acquire greater understanding and enjoyment of music. [C-LD.]
3 Online Ryder
MUS 301 31056 Rock: An American Music
Major artists and movements of rock music studied in social, historical, and musical contexts. Pioneers of the 50s through today's rebellion, experimentation, and new trends. [DCG-d. C-UD.]
3 Online Kaufman
NAS 104 31057 Introduction to Native American Studies
Origins and development of content/ method in NAS. Contrast the field with adjoining and contributing disciplines (anthropology, history, sociology, and humanities). [DCG-d. D-LD.]
3 Online Risling Baldy
NAS 200 31058 Indigenous Peoples in US History
How US policies governing tribes are shaped by societal views of Indigenous Peoples. Analyze documents following history of federal Indian policy. Interactions among diverse Native, European, African, and Asian Americans. Meets requirement in US history established by California legislature. [DCG-d.]
3 Online Begay
NAS 306 31059 Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Traditional cultures, historical development, and contemporary social and political situations. [DCG-d. D-UD.]
3 Online Lumsden
PHIL 302 31086 Environmental Ethics
Critique approaches to relationship between human beings and the environment. [C-UD.]
3 Online Shaeffer
PHIL 309B 31087 Perspectives: Humanities/Science/Social Science
Critique perspectives, modes of inquiry, and products of the humanities, biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and their relationships. [B-UD; C-UD; D-UD.]
3 Online Shaeffer
PSCI 110 31060 American Government
Political values, institutions, and patterns of influence in law and governance, including relations among the nation, tribes, and the state of California. Meets requirement in "US Constitution and California state and local government" established by legislature.
3 Online Zerbe
PSCI 110 31061 American Government
Political values, institutions, and patterns of influence in law and governance, including relations among the nation, tribes, and the state of California. Meets requirement in "US Constitution and California state and local government" established by legislature.
3 Online Larson
PSCI 306 31062 Environmental Politics
Examines issues, movements, and controversies at bioregional, national, and global levels. Analyzes the political decision-making process and implementation of environmental policy. [D-UD.]
3 Online Walters
PSYC 321 31075 Intro Behavioral Neuroscience
How brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, hormones, and genetics affect behavior. Biochemistry, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology information supplied in class, so specific background in these subjects not required. [Prereq: PSYC 104 with a grade of C- or higher.]
3 Online Hahn
PSYC 323 31096 Sensation & Perception
Role of senses in acquiring information. Integrating sensory processes to form perceptual representations of the environment. [Prereq: PSYC 240 (C) or PSYC 242 (C).]
3 Online Hahn
PSYC 335 31097 Social Psychology
Examines how people's cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others; focus on group processes, intergroup relations, culture, and socialization. [Prereq: PSYC 240 or PSYC 242.]
3 Asynchronous Gaffney
PSYC 311 31098 Human Development
Overview of developmental changes across the human life span: conception through adulthood. Relevant psychological theories, research literature. [Prereq: PSYC 240 (C) or PSYC 242 (C).]
3 Asynchronous Villareal
RS 105 31088 World Religions
Examines six of the following traditions in light of human quest for transcendence: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zen, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Films augment lectures. [DCG-n. C-LD.]
3 Asynchronous Biondo
RS 300 31089 Living Myths
Examines how a culture's "sacred stories" express worldview, guide behavior, and empower personal quests for meaning. Sections offered under the following themes: War and Peace, Quest for Self, Beyond the Hero. [C-UD.]
3 Asynchronous Hart
SPED 740 31107 Assessment & Program Planning: Severe Disabilities
Evaluation, administration, scoring, and interpretation of formal and informal assessment instruments. Use of assessment results to identify instructional needs of students with severe disabilities and plan individual education programs. [Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 741. Rep.]
2 MTWRF 12:00-17:00 Ellerd
SPED 741 31114
 
Practicum: Assessment & Program Planning for Severe Disabilities
Supervised clinical experience with, and assessment of, children and youth with severe disabilities; individualized assessment, instruction, and evaluation of students with severe disabilities. [Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 740. CR/NC. Rep.]
1 TBA Collier
SPED 742 31115 Curriculum & Differentiated Instruction: Severe Disabilities
Introduction to core curricular methods, reading, math, science, history, and social science for students with severe disabilities. Foundation, assessment, instructional interventions, and curricular choices for special populations. [Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 743. Rep.]
2 TBA McGuire
SPED 744 31116 Communication Methods: Severe Disabilities
Introduction to self-directed strategies, intervention techniques, and the use of technology to enhance social and interpersonal communication skills for students with sever disabilities. [Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 745. Rep.]
2 TBA Ellerd
SPED 746 31117 Movement & Specialized Health Care: Severe Disabilities
Introduction to movement, mobility, sensory, and specialized healthcare needs of students with severe disabilities. Students develop an understanding of the regulations and local policies regarding specialized health care in education settings. [Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 747. Rep.]
2 TBA McGuire
SPED 747 31118 Practicum: Movement & Specialized Health Care for Students with Severe Disabilities
Guided observations and supervised fieldwork experiences in general and special education setting; curriculum, and assessment in movement, mobility, sensory, and specialized health care needs of students with severe disabilities. [CR/ NC. Prereq: admission to SPED program. Coreq: SPED 746. Rep.]
1 TBA Donahue
STAT 109 31090 Introductory Biostatistics
Descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, confidence intervals, contingency tests, regression and correlation, tests of hypothesis, analysis of variance. Emphasis: methods and applications used in the biological and natural resource sciences. [Prereq: MATH 101 or MATH 101i or MATH 102 (may be concurrent with IA) or equivalent, or IA. Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 2 hrs activ. B-LD.]
4 Online Kim
STAT 109 31112 Introductory Biostatistics Activity
Activity for STAT 109/
  Online Kim
SW 101 31099 Introduction to Social Work & Social Work Institutions
Using a generalist and decolonizing model, course addresses intersectional concerns around power, privilege, resistance, and struggle in relation to social, environmental and economic justice along with methods for facilitating change. [D-LD or E-LD; DCG-d.]
3 TBA O'Neill
SW 442 31100 Advanced Social Work Methods: Family Systems & Transitions
This course offers a study of the family as a system and the concepts and principles applicable to helping individuals within a systems perspective. Students will take a deep dive into family systems theory and to the predominant models of family therapy and interventions, especially as they relate to family life transitions such birth, death, adoption, addiction, cultural revitalization, divorce, immigration, and domestic violence. Students will consider and learn about factors that disrupt and enhance family wellbeing. [Prereq: junior standing. Rep.]
3 TBA Celiiti
WDLF 309 31110 Case Studies in Environmental Ethics
Human influence on distribution of world's fauna. Ethical perspectives. [Prereq: completed lower division GE area B. Rep twice; multiple enrollments in term. B-UD; C-UD; D-UD.]
3 MTWR 09:00-11:30 Johnson/Uribe
ZOOL 110 31104 Introductory Zoology
Structure, function, evolution, and diversity of major groups of animals. [Prereq: BIOL 105. Weekly: 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab.]
4 Online Craig
ZOOL 110 L 31105 Introductory Zoology Lab
ZOOL 110 Lab
  Online Craig
ZOOL 356 31106 Mammalogy
Comparative mammalian biology. Systematics, morphology, behavior, reproduction, physiology, ecology, zoogeography. [Prereq: BIOL 105 and ZOOL 110; all with grades of C- or higher. Weekly: 2 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab.]
3 TWR 10:00-11:00 Melendez
ZOOL 356L 31112 Mammalogy Lab
Lab for ZOOL 356
  Online Melendez