You are in the official 2005-2006 General Catalog
for California State University, Fresno.
- American English Institute
- Applied Ethics
- Asian Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Cooperative Education
- Institute for Innovation
- International Programs and University Studies Abroad Consortium
- Interprofessional Collaboration
- National Student Exchange Program
- Revising and Editing Skills
- Solutions Center
- Summer Arts
Established in 1972, the American English Institute (AEI) is
an academic program that specializes in preparing international
students for university study in the United States by offering
intensive instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL). Students
receive 20 hours of instruction each week but do not earn academic
credit. Students receive an ESL Program Certificate at the end
of each session. During each session, up to 100 international
students enroll at the AEI. Students come from more than 50 different
Admission Requirements and Application Procedure. Applicants must be high school graduates who are at least 17 years old. Applicants should be motivated to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. They should be prepared to attend classes every day and to do homework regularly. Interested students should call or write to the institute to obtain application forms. After completed application forms have been submitted along with an application fee, students will receive an I-20. Since processing and mailing of the I-20 take time, students should apply at least two months before the session begins. For further information, call 559.278.2097, send a FAX to 559.278.5586, check our Internet site at http://www.fresnostate.edu/AEI, or write:
Director, American English Institute
California State University, Fresno
5048 N. Jackson Ave. #130 M/S LS74
Fresno, CA 93740-8022
Calendar and Fees. The AEI has 13-week spring and fall sessions and an 8-week summer session. Students pay application, tuition, health insurance, health center, and student service fees. Interested students should contact the institute to get specific information on fees and session dates.
Instruction Offered. The AEI courses include writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary development, listening, speaking, TOEFL preparation, pronunciation, and computer-assisted language learning.
The Applied Ethics Program incorporates a wide range of courses
addressing ethical issues and the application of moral values
to problems students are likely to face in their professions,
private lives, and responsibilities as citizens. Applied ethics
courses are intended to enhance the students' appreciation of
their own values throughout life.
While the program has neither a major nor minor, inclusion of several applied ethics courses in the students' curricula should be beneficial in a number of careers and in life itself. Several applied
ethics courses count toward General Education requirements, as well as graduate seminars in certain departments. Prerequisites for advanced courses may be established by participating departments. For further information, consult the coordinator, Dr. Barbara La Bossiere (Philosophy) and the Class Schedule.
Applied Ethics (AETH)
AETH 100. Contemporary Conflicts of Morals (3)
(See PHIL 120.) General Education BREADTH, Division 6.
AETH 104. Politics and Christianity (3)
(See PLSI 112.) General Education CAPSTONE Cluster.
AETH 106T. Topics in Applied Ethics (1-3)
Selected topics involving applied ethics covering a range of career and life issues. Usually requires a previous course in applied ethics or special background.
AETH 190. Independent Study
(1-3; max total 6)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.
AETH 192. Directed Reading (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised readings in a selected applied ethics field.
AETH 194. Seminar in Applied Ethics (3)
Prerequisite: one course in applied ethics or special background. Intensive investigation of issues in applied ethics, normally requiring substantial student participation and discussion.
AETH 200. Ethics in Psychology (3)
(See PSYCH 231.)
AETH 201. International Relations and Political Theory (3)
(See PLSI 210.)
AETH 202. Ethics and Public Administration (3)
(See GPA 250.)
California State University, Fresno offers courses in many
disciplines which are concerned with South, Southeast, and East
Asia. Although there is no degree program in Asian Studies at
this time, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor is available
for students who desire a knowledge of Asia as a complement to
their chosen academic discipline or profession. For further information
and for aid in planning such a course of study, consult the
coordinator, Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, 559.278.2013, 559.278.3992,
or Dr. Franklin Ng, a member of the Asian Studies Committee,
Asian Studies Minor
A Minor in Asian Studies consists of 21 units, including a minimum of 9 upper-division units. Specific requirements:
- Six to 9 units in one of the areas listed under Section I or II.
- A total of four courses, two (at least 6 units) from Section I and two (at least 6 units) from Section II, but none in the area chosen in Requirement 1.
- Up to 3 units of electives from Section I, II, or III.
Independent Study (190) courses in any department may be applied toward the minor as long as they cover some aspect of Asian Studies and are approved by the coordinator. Unspecified topics courses and seminar courses listed below must cover some aspect of Asia to be counted toward the minor.
Note: The Asian Studies Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA
and 6 upper-division units in residence.
Section I. Humanities
LING 110 Indic Culture and Tradition (3)
CHIN 1A-1B Elementary Chinese (3-3)
CHIN 2A-2B Intermediate Chinese (3-3)
JAPN 1A-1B Elementary Japanese (3-3)
JAPN 2A-2B Intermediate Japanese (3-3)
SKT 10A-B Sanskrit (3-3)
Philosophy and Religion
PHIL 136 Buddhism (3)
PHIL 137 Hinduism (3)
PHIL 138 Chinese Thought (3)
PHIL 172T Seminar in Religious Issues (1-4)
Section II. Social Sciences
ANTH 123 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (3)
ANTH 124 Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (3)
ANTH 155 Folk Medicine (3)
ANTH 125 Tradition and Change in China and Japan (3)
ANTH 126 Cultures and Foods of East Asia (3)
ECON 114 Economic Development of Poor Nations (3)
ECON 182 Political Economy of China (3)
ECON 188T Special Topics (1-3; max total 6)
GEOG 177T Asian Regions (3; max total 9 if no area repeated)
HIST 6 East Asian Civilization
HIST 191 Modern Far East, 1843-1949 (3)
HIST 192 Modern Far East, 1949-Present (3)
HIST 199T Studies in Far Eastern History (1-3; max total 6 if no topic repeated)
PLSI 145T Area Studies in Asia (3)
PLSI 183 Comparative Administration (3)
SWRK 122T Gandhi and Nonviolence (3)
Section III. Courses
Partially Related to Asia
AGEC 140 Agriculture and International Development(3)
Additional courses may be selected with prior approval from the coordinator.
Multiple Subject, CalStateTEACH (CST) is both a field study/student teaching program and an intern program. CalStateTEACH is an alternative path to a multiple subject preliminary teaching credential. Available to individuals residing in the Valley, the Central Coast, northern California, and eastern California. CalStateTEACH is designed specifically to serve teachers who are interns or who can volunteer to practice teach in an elementary school (grades K-6). It is also for those who want to become teachers but are unable to access campus programs due to personal circumstances or because they live beyond commuting distance to a university. The program has been constructed to integrate the theory and practice of teaching with the daily experiences of teachers in the classroom.
CalStateTEACH is a personalized, distributed learning program where beginning teachers work in small groups, guided and supported by faculty of Fresno State as well as by on-site school personnel. This flexible form of instruction allows part-time, home-based study and uses a rich mix of print, Internet, World Wide Web, CD-ROM, and video. There are no regular university classes to attend, although there are five Saturday seminars over the course of the four-semester program. After successfully completing the program, participants will have earned a multiple subject credential and at least 40 semester units of credit.
The CalStateTEACH program is offered in four stages. Fees include the cost of instruction and all books, course guides, videotapes, CDROM, and computer software. Federal and state financial aid in the form of grants and loans are available for qualified students.
For more information, contact Dr. Walter Ullrich at 559.278.0234, email@example.com, SOEHD Room 210C, M/S ED1.
- Subject Matter Competency. California provides one way for potential teachers to demonstrate knowledge of subject matter: passage of the California Subject Matter Examination for Teachers (CSET). At initial enrollment, students who have not already met this requirement will be advised regarding how to meet this admission requirement.
- Computer and Internet Requirements. Since there is a Web-based communication system for the program, each participant must have access to a computer connected to the Internet.
- Admission to the Program. Admission requirements are based on the standards of CSU campuses and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Basic requirements include a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, passage of CBEST, a qualifying college grade point average, evidence of writing proficiency, successful completion of an interview with Fresno State faculty (Learning Support Faculty), and two letters of recommendation. Assuming that these requirements are met, teachers working full-time under an intern credential in a public elementary school or as a half-time practice teacher in an elementary school will qualify for CalStateTEACH. Assuming they are otherwise qualified, some elementary private school teachers, and long-term elementary substitute teachers may be accepted into the program. This determination will be made on an individual basis, according to program specifications. Candidates must have access to a multiple subject classroom in which the core curriculum is taught to all students. Candidates must have a minimum of 17.5 hours/week of contact with children in a classroom.
- Professional Preparation: Conventional Option
Stage 1: CST 401 (10 units)
Stage 2: CST 402 (10 units)
Stage 3: CST 403 (10 units)
Stage 4: CST 404 (10 units)
Total (40* units)
CST 444: Optional CSET Prep Course (3-6** units)
Total (43-46* units)
Professional Preparation: Split-Track Option
Stage 1: CST 401A (7 units)
Stage 1: CST 401B (6 units)
Stage 2: CST 402, Multiple Subject Credential Module 2 (10 units)
Stage 3: CST 403, Multiple Subject Credential Module 3 (10 units)
Stage 4: CST 404, Multiple Subject Credential Module 4 (10 units)
Total (43 units)*
CST 444: Required CSET Prep Course (3 units)**
Total (46 units)
* Twenty units are practice or intern teaching, observation, and application in the classroom. The remaining 20 units are devoted to the regular multiple subject credential coursework; plus the infusion of crosscultural, language, and academic development; mainstreaming; and technology curriculum.
** To be taken concurrently with CST 401A for those who have not passed CSET.
See page Curriculum
and Instruction for courses.
The Cognitive Science Minor requires 18-22 units. Students are required to take the two foundational CGSCI courses: CGSCI 100 (4 units) and CGSCI 101 (3 units).
In addition, students are required to take four courses (12-16 units) from the list below, with no more than two courses from the same department. Please note: students are not allowed to count any courses taken as part of the Cognitive Science Minor toward their major.
Foundational courses: CGSCI 100, 101 (6 units)
Four of the following: CSCI 119*, 164*, 166*; CSD 172; PHIL 145, 146, 151; PSYCH 121, 124**, 126**, 128; LING 142***, 143***, 152***, 165***; IS 174 (12-16 units)
Total (18-22 units)
* These courses have the following prerequisites: CSCI 40, 41, 60. CSCI 119 is also a prerequisite for CSCI 164 and 166.
** These courses have the following prerequisites: PSYCH 10, 42, 144.
*** These courses have the following prerequisites: LING 100.
Cognitive Science (CGSCI)
CGSCI 100. Foundations of Cognitive Science (4)
Overview of cognitive science, an interdisciplinary area of study focusing on cognition: how we perceive the world and how we can model the ways we think or perceive. Brings together the key fields of linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and computer science.
CGSCI 101. Cognitive Science Seminar (3; max total 9)
Introduces students to the discipline of cognitive science through a series of lectures given by local and visiting cognitive scientists. The structure and content will vary from term to term. May be taken three times for credit. (Formerly LING 140T)
California State University, Fresno's Cooperative Education
program (Co-op) incorporates productive, major-related work experience
into a student's academic studies. Cooperative education students
are given the opportunity to combine classroom theory with "on-the-job
training" to work with professionals in their particular
field of study and to test their career choice.
In addition to augmenting their marketable knowledge, students receive competitive wages, develop maturity, and may earn academic credits from cooperating departments. The program is available to all academic majors upon completion of the freshman year. There are two options for participation:
- Under the Alternating Plan, students work one semester on a full-time basis and then study one semester on a full-time basis.
- Under the Parallel Plan, part-time work is found that closely relates to a student's current classes and career interests.
Work, related to the student's academic and career choices,
is identified through the combined efforts of the Cooperative
Education Section of Career Services and the various academic
departments. Placement arrangements are negotiated with local
cooperating employers in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as throughout
California and the United States. Co-op students have worked in
city, state, and federal governmental agencies; agriculture; business;
and all facets of private industry.
To be eligible for co-op, you must be currently registered at California State University, Fresno, have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. Eligibility for accredited co-ops and internships may vary between departments and colleges/schools. For further information, telephone Career Services at 559.278.2381, or visit the center in the Joyal Administration Building, Room 256. Please note: all business related co-ops or internships accredited through the Craig School of Business are handled by the internship coordinator in the Peters Building, Room 189, 559.278.4985.
The following courses are examples of field experiences that
may qualify as cooperative education. Check with the academic
department for enrollment requirements:
AGEC 194 Agribusiness Internship
ASCI 194 Agricultural Internship
CE 193 Internship in Civil Engineering
COUN 239 Field Placement in Marriage and Family Therapy
COUN 249 Field Practice in School Counseling
COUN 269 Internship in Rehabilition Counseling
CSCI 194 Cooperative Education
ECE 193 Electrical and Computer Engineering Cooperative Internship
ENGL 185 English Internship Seminar
ENGL 186 Internship in English
ENOL 194 Enology Internship
GME 193 Internship in Geomatics Engineering
HEC 193 Cooperative Education
HS 185F Fieldwork in Health
IT 194 Cooperative Education in Industrial Technology
ME 193 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Internship
NUTR 193 Supervised Work Experience
PLANT 194 Agricultural Internship
PLSI 158 Internship in Political Science
PLSI 187 Internship in Public Administration
The Institute for Innovation assists faculty and staff in the creation of innovative new courses, programs, minors, and majors. The Institute also serves as a means to "incubate" new courses and programs until they are placed with a permanent department, school, or college.
For more information, contact Dr. Tim Stearns at 559.294.2045.
Innovation Institute (INOV)
INOV 191T. Studies in High-Tech Entrepreneurship (3)
Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Studies important aspects of high-tech business start-ups such as personality characteristics, sources of funding, and protecting intellectual property. Students will go through hypothetical start-up.
There are several programs offered by the university under
- The campus program iis designed for students whose native language is not English and for those whose education has been in a language other than English. All such students are required to participate in post-admission English language tests, such as the University English Exam (UEE). As a result of such testing, any student may be required to register for ESL writing classes (ESL 20, 30, or 110W.)
- The overseas program features study abroad through
the CSU system-wide program; the campus semester programs to
London and Armenia; short-term travel study programs led
by campus faculty; and the University Studies Abroad Consortium
For more information, contact the International Programs Office, Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 111, 559.278.6452. For information on study abroad options throughout the CSU system, see http://www.gateway.calstate.edu.
- The National Student Exchange offers off-campus study in another state.
The International (Campus) Program provides courses to help
international students gain adequate skill in the use of the English
language and sufficient familiarity with American customs and
tradition to obtain maximum benefit from their experience at an
American university. The following program, taught through the
Linguistics Department, is required of all entering international
students, unless excused from part or all of it by the English
as a Second Language (ESL)/International Studies Courses (I SC)
Petitions Committee on the advice of the persons concerned with
the instruction and administration of the program. This decision
is based on a consideration of test scores and other data supplied
by the student with his or her application. (See International
Student Services and Programs.)
First Semester Program. Most undergraduate students are required to enroll in ESL 30 and ISC 93 the first semester of residence. In addition, students with less skill in English may be required to take ESL 20. With permission of their international counselor, students may enroll in other regular courses. The Linguistics department also offers several sections of English 1 and English 1LA-C for resident and international English learners.
Other Undergraduate Courses. ESL 110W is often required of transfer students who have completed ENGL 1 or its equivalent and 56 units of coursework.
Courses Taken in Graduate Standing. entering graduate student whose previous education has been in a language other than English is held to similar standards of English proficiency as are undergraduate students and may be required to enroll in the following undergraduate courses (such as ESL 110W). English proficiency is based on performance on the UEE.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Newly arrived international students are placed into or exempted from ESL classes based on their University English Exam (UEE) scores.
ESL 20. Intermediate English as a Second Language (3)
Emphasizes the development of reading skills and multi-paragraph essays, beginning with personal writing then moving toward the more objective nature of academic prose. Relevant areas of grammar are selected based on student errors and the nature of the written essay.
ESL 21. Advanced Oral Practice in American English (3)
Advanced work on stress, rhythm, and intonation. Practice in listening comprehension. Speech styles: formal vs. informal. Speech organization and delivery.
ESL 30. Advanced English as a Second Language (3)
An introduction to reading based on academic writing and the advanced ESL writing skills required for academic exposition, argumentation, and research papers. Areas of English grammar important to non-native speakers are taught based on problems in student compositions.
ESL 110W. Advanced Composition for Foreign Students (3)
Prerequisite: satisfactory completion (C or better) of the ENGL 1 graduation requirement. Review of selected points of English usage. Conventions of writing formal research reports. Writing of short essays. Practice in paraphrasing and summarizing. Writing complex sentences in concise form. Meets upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.
International Studies Course (ISC)
ISC 93. Contemporary American Society (1)
Introduction to contemporary American society to familiarize the student with political and social issues and ideological conflicts. (2 seminar hours)
Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of the California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 12,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.
International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in many academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.
The affiliated institutions are Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University (Australia); the universities of the Province of Quebec, including Bishop's University, Concordia University, McGill University, Université Laval, Université de Montréal, and Université du Quebec system (Canada); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Peking University (Beijing, China); the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) through Denmark's International Study Program; the Institute of French Studies for Foreign Students (Academy of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence) and the Universities of Paris, the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and the University of Evry (France); The University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany); Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Haifa (Israel); CSU's Florence Study Center (Italy); Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan); Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea); Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Querétaro, Mexico); Massey University and Lincoln University (New Zealand); the University of Granada and of Madrid (Spain); Uppsala University (Sweden); National Taiwan University at Taipei, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan); Bradford, Bristol, Hull, Kingston, and Sheffield universities and the University of Wales, Swansea (the United Kingdom); and the University of Zimbabwe (Harare).
International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to the same extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, living expenses, and home campus fees. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.
To qualify for admission to most International Programs, students must have upper-division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other coursework prerequisites.
Obtain information and application materials from the International
Programs Office, Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 111 or
call 559.278.6452. Or write to the Office of International Programs,
California State University, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long
Beach, CA 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.gateway.calstate.edu/csuienet/.
Applications must be submitted by February 1 for the next academic
Fresno State students under The California State University International Programs remain registered at Fresno State, with credit assigned in terms of Fresno State courses. Undergraduate students who find appropriate study opportunities at the host institution but no local counterpart course may use Independent Study 190, and International Studies Abroad 92 or 192. Graduate students may use Independent Study 290 and International Studies Abroad 292.
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
ISA 92. Projects in Study Abroad: (Subject) (Units variable; max total 18)
Open only to students in The California State University International Programs. Study undertaken in a university abroad under the auspices of The California State University.
ISA 192. Projects in Study Abroad: (Subject) (Units variable; max total 18)
Open only to students in The California State University International Programs. Study undertaken in a university abroad under the auspices of The California State University.
ISA 292. Projects in Study Abroad: (Subject) (Units variable; max total 18)
One- to three-unit registrations. Prerequisite: admission to master's degree program; written plan approved by the instructor, department chair, and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. May require one or more papers and oral or written examination on the student's return before the recording of the final grade.
London Semester (spring)
includes numerous opportunities to travel in England, Scotland,
Wales, and on the European Continent. Program information is available
from the College of Arts and Humanities. Call 559.278.3056.
Armenian Semester (spring) is being planned. Call Armenian Studies at 559.278.2669 for information.
Short-term Travel Study
Each summer campus faculty members offer short (two- to four-week long) programs in other countries. Students take classes for academic credit and participate in cultural activities led by campus faculty. Check with the International Programs Office at 559.278.6452 for program locations.
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), a consortium
of nine American universities, organizes fully accredited summer,
semester, and year-long programs in Australia, Chile, China, Costa
Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand. The programs are
diversified, allowing students to fulfill up to two years of university
foreign language requirements in one semester. Courses are also
offered in a variety of other subjects. Field trips and full integrated
living opportunities are key parts of the program. Any student
currently enrolled at California State University, Fresno who
has an overall GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 system is eligible
to apply to a USAC program.
The National Student Exchange, a consortium of over 170 state-supported
colleges and universities, allows students to attend, for up to
one academic year, an institution of higher learning in another
area of the United States. In bringing together students from
different parts of the country, the program encourages participants
to broaden their academic, social, and cultural awareness. Through
a simplified admissions process, students are able to enroll at
their host institutions with the same financial benefits enjoyed
by in-state residents. Coursework completed will be treated as
transfer coursework, but students will be allowed to retain catalog
rights for California State University, Fresno degrees.
To qualify, a participant must (1) be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Fresno State and in the term prior to exchange; (2) be a sophomore, junior, and in some cases have senior status during the exchange; (3) have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the completion of the term prior to exchange; (4) be in good standing at California State University, Fresno. The program is closed to postbaccalaureate and international students. Applications are available in December. Deadline for submission is mid-February.
For more information about these opportunities for educational travel and study in a new environment, contact the International Programs Office, Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 111, 559.278.6452.
The practice of interprofessional collaboration has been identified as a critical skill for educators, health professionals, and social service providers, especially with the increasing complexity of our educational, health, and social service networks.
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Interprofessional Collaboration (CASIC) is a 15-unit, two-semester program that provides graduate students and practicing professionals with essential knowledge and skills in interprofessional collaboration while earning university credit and an academic certificate at the completion of the program.
The general purposes of this program are
- to introduce practice strategies and theoretical foundations for team-building and interprofessional collaboration and
- to improve outcomes for recipients of health, education, and social services through integrated service delivery systems, education, and training.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Apply to postbaccalaureate graduate studies and at minimum be admissable to unclassified postbaccalaureate standing. (See Division of Graduate Studies.)
- Follow application guidelines for CASIC program.
- Participate in a formal interview with the CASIC Admissions Committee faculty member after initial screening of application materials.
International students must meet the TOEFL score requirement in addition to the IPC program admission requirements. (See Division of Graduate Studies.)
Applications may be obtained from the Interprofessional Collaboration Program, 5005 Maple Avenue M/S ED1, Fresno, CA 93740-8025 or by calling 559.278.0246. Visit the Web site at http://www.fresnostate.edu/interprof.
Required courses (9 units)
IPC 201, 202, 203
Students must choose 3 semester units of coursework from Group A and 3 semester units from Group B to fulfill the 6 unit elective requirement. Students may take any course with the permission of the instructor, with the understanding that in some cases upper-division and graduate courses often have their own prerequisite requirements, which must be met. In some disciplines enrollment is restricted to cohorts of students who have been admitted to a specific graduate program.
The following is a list of acceptable electives. Three units must be taken from each group.
Electives (6 units)
Group A: AAIS 144; EHD 108; SOC 162, 168; COMM 108, 164, 266; COUN 201; CRIM 134; CI 140; PSYCH 175, 178, 278; SPED 155; SWRK 135, 140, 216, 244
Group B: EHD 109; COMM 167, 168, 268; COUN 202; EAD 264, 265, 275; GPA 210, 240; NURS 225; PHTH 231, 232; PSYCH 277, 279; SPED 219; SWRK 141, 247
Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC)
IPC 201. Interprofessional Collaboration Foundations (3)
Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the instructor. Examination of beliefs and biases affecting professionalization and discipline specific culture. Group process and team building skills, including active listening, conflict mediation, and cultural competence. Principles of integrated service delivery models of team practice in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary context.
IPC 202. Integrated Service Delivery Models (3)
Prerequisite: admission into the CASIC program. Analysis of local community health, education, and economic challenges. Looks at issues in working with families and communities, including access and equality. Covers organizational development and systems that build interagency partnerships for collaborative practice. Measures outcomes of integrated service delivery programs.
IPC 203. Practicum in Interprofessional Collaboration (3)
Prerequisite: admission into the CASIC program. Thirty hours of supervised practice in an agency using an integrated service delivery model. This will be supplemented by a weekly two-hour seminar on campus that provides a forum for reflection, analysis, and synthesis of experiences and observations.
The following minicourses are designed to help students improve
their writing skills. Each course offers intensive work in a specific
area. Students may take one or all or any combination of these
1 -unit courses. These courses may be taken prior to, concurrently
with, or after ENGL 1 or W courses. Classes are taught by members
of the Linguistics Departments.
Revising and Editing Skills (RES)
RES 4A. Spelling and Word Formation (1)
Developing awareness of the systematic nature of English spelling in relation to the sound system and rules for word formation in the language. Mastery of the system rather than word memorization
RES 4B. Vocabulary Development (1)
Acquiring greater sensitivity to the literal and implied meanings of words, developing an awareness of the processes of word formation in English, and expanding the active vocabulary.
RES 4C. Sentence Structure (1)
Developing skill in writing clear, mature sentences. Focus is on structure that is, on the alternative ways of phrasing the same idea and the consequences of choosing one alternative and not another. Sentence and phrase expansion, reduction, combination, and rearrangement are emphasized, not traditional grammar.
The Solutions Center is a campus-based, team centered, open-ended, problem-solving experience appropriate for upper-division students. Solutions Center projects involve teams of three to five students under the direction of a faculty member, working on a problem identified and funded by a sponsor from industry, government, or the community. Students are expected to put into practice the theories they have learned in the classroom and deal with the dynamics of teamwork, budget, and schedule restraints. The program is intended to be a culminating experience for students. In some departments, a Solutions Center project fulfills the requirement for a senior project or an internship.
The Solutions Center establishes linkages with private sector sponsors, giving them an opportunity to participate directly with students and in university programs. Sponsors experience the successful application of university resources to specific areas of interest.
To be eligible for a Solutions Center course, a student must be currently registered at California State University, Fresno, have a 2.5 or greater grade point average, and be a senior level or graduate student. Specific projects vary from semester to semester and enrollment is dependent on approval of the project adviser/instructor. For further information, call 559.294.6663 or visit our Internet site at http://solutionscenter.csufresno.edu/.
Solutions Center (SC)
SC 197. Solutions through Collaboration (1-6; max total 6)
Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing and permission from project adviser/instructor. Projects require collaborative teamwork and emphasize application of theory. Students immerse themselves in all of the professional activities of real time, real world management practices as they research questions for business, industry, and government. (Formerly AST 197)
California State University Summer Arts is a multidisciplinary festival of performing and visual arts, recognized as the largest and most dynamic summer arts program in the western United States. The goal of the program is to create a center for learning where students, faculty, professionals, and audiences from all over the world come together to explore connections, experiment with new modes of communication, and engage in the process of making art.
The program offers master classes in theatre, music, dance, visual arts, creative writing, arts education, and new technologies including film, video and computer arts. The festival's offerings are enhanced through the participation of many internationally known guest artists and feature a large number of public events and performances. These summer workshops provide a transforming experience in the arts through intense artistic immersion and the chance to study with world-renowned guest artists and master teachers.
Topics courses are offered by the CSU Summer Arts festival in the visual and performing arts, media art, creative writing, and art education. See CSU Summer Arts brochure for topics offered. Audition or portfolio reviewe by CSU Summer Arts is required for enrollment. Special course fees may be required. Each topics course may be repeated for a total of 12 units. See Catalog Numbering System.
- ART 431T - Topics in Education in the Fine Arts
- ART 432T - Topics in Art Education
- ART 631T - Topics in Education in the Fine Arts
- ART 632T - Topics in Art Education
- ENGL 422T - Topics in Creative Writing. Intensive workshop in the writing of poetry and fiction
- ENGL 622T - Topics in Creative Writing. Intensive workshop in the writing of poetry and fiction
- DANCE 427T - Topics in Dance
- DANCE 428T - Topics in Dance Production
- DANCE 627T - Topics in Dance
- DANCE 628T - Topics in Dance Production
- MCJ 429T - Topics in Media Art. Advanced projects in media art, multimedia production, and video programs.
- GD 430T - Topics in Animation and Graphic Design. Advanced projects in graphic design from concept to computer-generated files.
- MCJ 629T - Topics in Media Art. Advanced projects in media art, multimedia production, and video programs.
- GD 630T - Topics in Animation and Graphic Design. Advanced projects in graphic design from concept to computer-generated files.
- MUSIC 423T - Topics in Music Performance
- MUSIC 424T - Topics in Instrumental Music
- MUSIC 623T - Topics in Music Performance
- MUSIC 624T - Topics in Instrumental Music
- DRAMA 425T - Topics in Theatre Arts
- DRAMA 426T - Topics in Theatre Production
- DRAMA 625T - Topics in Theatre Arts
- DRAMA 626T - Topics in Theatre Production
- ART 420T - Topics in the Visual Arts. Investigation of advanced topics in the visual arts. Coursework may include studio productions, critiques and evaluations.
- ART 421T - Topics in Studio Art. Advanced projects in studio art.
- ART 620T - Topics in the Visual Arts. Investigation of advanced topics in the visual arts. Coursework may include studio productions, critiques and evaluations.
- ART 621T - Topics in Studio Art. Advanced projects in studio art.
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