Evening Classes

Each of these courses starts at 5:00 p.m. or later.

    Advanced Programming (5 credits)

  • 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. 

    Visiting students, contact the instructor, Wesley Mackey at wmackey@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor: Wesley Mackey

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  • Mathematical Methods for Economists II (5 credits)

  • ECON 11B

    Session 2

    Mathematical tools and reasoning, with applications to economics. Topics are drawn from multivariable differential calculus and single variable integral calculus, and include partial derivatives, linear and quadratic approximation, optimization with and without constraints, Lagrange multipliers, definite and indefinite integrals, and elementary differential equations. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and Mathematics 11B or 19B or Applied Math and Statistics 15B. (Also offered as Applied Math and Statistics 11B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): course 11A, or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11A, or Mathematics 11A, or Mathematics 19A. (General Education Code(s): MF.) 

    Visiting students, contact the instructor, Bruno Mendes at mendes@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor: Kevin Jones

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  • Analog Electronics (5 credits)

  • EE 171

    10-Week

    Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits. Prerequisite(s): course 101/L; previous or concurrent enrollment in course 171L is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Austin Chen

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  • Understanding Popular Music (5 credits)

  • HISC 80O

    Session 1

    Students develop the skills necessary to analyze popular music. First, challenging common-sense understandings of how music functions. And second, understanding how history works its way into musical forms. Enrollment limited to 120. (General Education Code(s): IM.)

    Proposed Instructor: Jared Gampel

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  • Creative Writing (2 credits)

  • KRSG 65W-02

    Session 1

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

    A course of guidance and exercises to assist in developing independent writing projects, and a group setting for critique and feedback. Students do in-class and out-of-class writing assignments; read and discuss texts; and work to develop a final project. (Formerly course 65C, Power and Representation: Creative Writing). Enrollment limited to 20. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor: Juliana Leslie 

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  • Creative Writing (2 credits)

  • KRSG 65W-01

    Session 2

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

    A course of guidance and exercises to assist in developing independent writing projects, and a group setting for critique and feedback. Students do in-class and out-of-class writing assignments; read and discuss texts; and work to develop a final project. (Formerly course 65C, Power and Representation: Creative Writing). Enrollment limited to 20. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor: Roz Spafford 

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  • Citizenship and Action (5 credits)

  • 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.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Alena Wolflink

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  • Improvisation (5 credits)

  • 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.) Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor: Bob Giges

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  • Improvisation Workshop (5 credits)

  • 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.) Prerequisite(s): course 41I or equivalent college-level experience or coursework. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

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

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

    Proposed Instructor: Bob Giges

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  • Sports and Society (5 credits)

  • 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. 

    Proposed Instructor: Joel Domhoff

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  • Self and Society Through Film (5 credits)

  • STEV 80G

    Session 2

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

    Uses feature films and documentaries to address and discuss perspectives of "self and society." Films include Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and The Matrix. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Kevin MacClaren

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  • Introductory Studies in Acting (5 credits)

  • THEA 20-01

    Session 1

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding a range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Designed for students with little or no experience in acting. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Greg Fritsch

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