Evening Classes


    Statistics

  • AMS 05-02

    Session 2

    Introduction to statistical methods/reasoning, including descriptive methods, data-gathering (experimental design and sample surveys), probability, interval estimation, significance tests, one- and two-sample problems, categorical data analysis, correlation and regression. Emphasis on applications to the natural and social sciences. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have already received credit for course 7. (General Education Code(s): SR, IN, Q.) 

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    Instructor: Bruno Mendes


  • A Life in Medicine (3 credit)

  • BIOL 188

    10-Week 

    Students explore healthcare from the perspectives of both clinicians and patients. The class focuses on medicine's cognitive, emotional, and spiritual elements, with the goal of understanding the rewards and costs of healthcare practice. (Formerly Life in Healthcare.) Enrollment is restricted to junior and seniors, but is open to all UCSC majors and to visiting students from other universities. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)

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    Instructor: Scott Vahradian

    For some more info on this course, see the Fall 2017 syllabus.


  • Technical Writing for Biomolecular Engineerings

  • BME 185

    Session 1

    Writing by biomolecular engineers, not to general audiences, but to engineers, engineering managers, and technical writers. Exercises include job application and resume, library puzzle, graphics, laboratory protocols, document specification, progress report, survey article or research proposal, poster, and oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements;previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 101L, BIOL 100K, or BME 150L. Enrollment restricted to junior or senior bioengineering or bioinformatics majors. Enrollment limited to 20.

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    Instructor: Joy Hagen


  • Advanced Programming

  • CMPS 109

    8-Week

    An introduction to object-oriented techniques of software development including data abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism, and object-oriented design. Extensive practice using a computer to solve problems, including construction of graphical user interfaces and a multithreaded client/server applications. Prerequisite(s): course 12B/M or 13H.

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    Instructor: Wesley Mackey


  • Environmental Inequality/Environmental Justice

  • ENVS 147

    Session 1

    Reviews research on race, class, and differential exposure to environmental hazards. Shows how environmental inequality has, from the start, been an essential feature of modernity. Situates the environmental-justice movement in the history of American environmentalism. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Sociology 185. Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in courses 100 and 100L, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

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    Instructor: Jenny Lovell


  • Racial and Gender Formations in the U.S.

  • FMST 145

    Session 2

    Restrictions lifted for all students in summer. 

    Introduces the defining issues surrounding racial and gender formations in the U.S. through an understanding of the term "women of color" as an emergent, dynamic, and socio-political phenomenon. Interrogates organizing practices around women of color across multiple sites: film and media, globalization, representation, sexuality, historiography, and war, to name a select few. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

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    Instructor: Claire Urbanski


  • Creative Writing (2 credit)

  • KRSG 65W

    Session 2

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. 

    For students who wish to develop skills in creative writing--poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Students do in-class and out-of-class writing exercises; read and discuss published writing; start new work or improve existing projects.  No previous creative writing experience required or expected--writers at all stages are welcome. (General Education Code: PR-C)

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    Instructor: Roz Spafford

  • Transformative Communication (2 credit)

  • KRSG 68

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff.  

    Based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this experiential course offers skills in intra- and inter-personal conflict transformation by aligning with core values; understanding what motivates self and others; cultivating compassion, even under difficult circumstances; and bringing greater peace into our world. 

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    Instructor: Christine King


  • Field Experiences in Law, Policy, and Society

  • LGST 185

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted for all students in summer.

    A practicum seminar for students seeking field experience in law- and policy-related settings. Designed to be combined with an internship; provides structured class meetings and work, including weekly field notes and final paper. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)

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    Instructor: Ryan Coonerty


  • Translation Theory

  • LIT 102

    Session 2

    Promotes the understanding of translation and its role in redefining meanings across epochs and cultures, in establishing common norms, and in advancing mutual intelligibility; but also providing encounters with absolute alterity. Actual translations are used as case studies. Prerequisite(s): one year of college-level, non-English language study or the equivalent reading ability in a non-English language. (General Education Code(s): TA.)

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    Instructor: Maxim Dobrushin


  • West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning (2 credit)

  • MUSC 5A-02

    Session 2

    Instruction in practice and performance of gamelan music from Java or Sunda. Preparation of several works for public presentation. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

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    Instructor: Jay Arms


  • Introduction to World Music

  • MUSC 11D

    Session 1

    Covers topics reflecting distinctive features of selected world music cultures. Introduces content, scope, and method of ethnomusicology. Focuses on understanding the musical styles, performance practices, and cultural functions of these musical traditions. Incorporates live class performance of selected music. (General Education Code(s): CC, IH, A, E.) 

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    Instructor: Melodie Michel


  • Citizenship and Action

  • POLI 4

    Session 2

    What does a citizen do? What kind of citizen activity is appropriate to democratic aspirations? Course uses political theory to answer these questions as they relate to current and historical events, primarily in the North American context. Draws on texts ranging from Aristotle, Locke, Thoreau, Ellizon, and Ranciere, as well as present-day debates, to bear on the relationship of citizen action and identity. (General Education Code(s): TA.) 

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    Instructor: Alena Wolflink


  • Latin American Politics

  • POLI 140C

    Session 2

    Overview of major approaches to the study of Latin American politics. Introductory survey of historical and contemporary democratic populist, authoritarian, and revolutionary regimes. Special attention is given to region's recent transitions toward democratic rule, market-based economic models, and decentralized governance. Evaluates institutional arrangements (including presidentialism, electoral rules and party systems), as well as a variety of social movements and strategies of resistance among subaltern social groups and classes. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. (General Education Code(s): E.) 

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    Instructor: Juan Diego Prieto


  • Improvisation

  • PRTR 41I

    Session 1

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. 

    Theory and practice of improvisation in the performing arts with an emphasis on acting improvisation techniques. Readings and films develop a theoretical and historical understanding of spontaneous invention on stage. Students attend area theater improvisational performances. (Formerly course 80I.) (General Education Code: PR-C)

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    Instructor: Bob Giges


  • Improvisation Workshop

  • PRTR 141W

    Session 2 

    Open to ALL students - from any college at UCSC, other universities, high schools, or UCSC Staff. Prerequisites lifted in summer.

    For practitioners of acting improvisation, this course deepens participants' knowledge and skills through practical and theoretical readings, by viewing performances, and by improvising in class and in small groups outside class. Participants perform in a final public showing. (Formerly course 180I.) (General Education Code: PR-C.) 

    Students can take both 41I and 141W for an in-depth experience and skill building! 

    41I will not be a prerequisite for 141W in summer - students can take either one (or both).

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    Instructor: Bob Giges


  • World Society

  • SOCY 15

    Session 2

    Introduction to comparative and historical sociology. Focuses on the global integration of human society. Examines social changes such as industrialization, globalization, colonial rule, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Uses social theory (including ideas from Marx, Weber, and Adam Smith) to explore the making of institutions like the nation-state, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Fulfills lower-division major requirement. (General Education Code(s): CC, IS, E.) 

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    Instructor: Kyle Galindez


  • Sports and Society

  • SOCY 114

    Session 1

    Explores the interconnections between sports and society using sociological theories and methods. Topics include class, race, and gender; mass media and popular culture; political economy; education and socialization; leisure patterns (participants and spectators); globalization and cross-national comparisons.

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    Instructor: Joel Domhoff


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20-01

    Session 1

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding the students' range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to attend. (General Education Code(s): IM, IH, A.) 

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    Instructor: Dor Atkinson


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20-02

    Session 2

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding the students' range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to attend. (General Education Code(s): IM, IH, A.) 

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    Instructor: Greg Fritsch