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SubjectCatalog # and SectionClass NumberTopic TitleUnitsDescription
ANTH 307-142821Ancient Egypt3ANTH 307 Special Topic: Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt through an archaeological lens. Early settlements through the rise of Pharaonic empires - economic and political organization, intercultural interactions, subsistence, art, architecture, writing, and religion. This section is a 100% virtual class with no scheduled class sessions.
ANTH 339-143640Animals-Human Evol and Society4Special Topic: Animals in Human Evolution & Society. Examine relationships between humans and non-human animals, including the role of animals in human evolution, domestication, animals as food, conservation and human-wildlife conflict, animal ethics in scientific research, and biotechnology.
ART 301-142685Gender and Sexuality in Art3This course explores modern art and visual culture through the lens of gender and sexuality. Major themes include queer art, women as artists and subjects, and the body in representation.
ART 304-143009American Art and the Landscape3This course takes a comprehensive look at the history of American art and its relationship to the environment, from the earliest landscape paintings to contemporary ecoart.
COMM 480-142775Rhetoric of Science4Special Topic Description: Rhetoric of Science will offer hands-on skills to critique, articulate and persuade on science debates. Topics include: Traditional Ecological Knowledge, environmental justice, climate resilience, animal liberation, racialized science, vaccine discourse, popular science discourse and much more. Rhetoric of science is the practice of citizen science, public dialogue and reflection about how to use and navigate scientific knowledge.
CS 480-143341Artificial Intelligence2Special topic description: Learn the fundamentals of the study and design of intelligent systems. These include expert systems, constraint satisfaction problems, propositional and first order logic and selected algorithms used for machine learning.
CS 480L-143342Artificial Intelligence1Special topic description: Learn the fundamentals of the study and design of intelligent systems. These include expert systems, constraint satisfaction problems, propositional and first order logic and selected algorithms used for machine learning.
ENGL 240-142638Postcolonial Queer Narratives4Special Topic Description: Analyze queer literature and media from Africa, Asia, Latin America and world diasporas through queer, postcolonial, and decolonial frameworks. Examine the tensions, anxieties, and complexities of being both queer and postcolonial. Explore the role of queer narrative in decolonization. Write for print and digital publication.
ENGL 306-143540Stories from the Anthropocene3Special Topic Description: Stories from the Anthropocene: People, Nature, and the Imagination. Including contemporary fiction, films, and poetry, this course examines the intersections of our natural world, technology, and ourselves. Works by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Nnedi Okorafor (Lagoon), and Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) help us explore hope and imagination in the face of environmental devastation.
ENGL 336-142754Performing Race & Gender4Special Topic Description: Analyze literature exposing rewards/punishments for accepting/resisting scripts of race, gender, sexuality. Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath, Michelle Cliff's Abeng, George Johnson's banned memoir All Boys Aren't Blue, and more. This course is cross-listed with ES 336 and WS 336.
ENGL 350-142864Bodies, Beasts and Botanicals4Special Topic Description: In this course we will be reading/thinking about the relationships between humans, animals and plants in the early modern period
ENGL 420-143086Critical Plant Studies4Special Topic Description: Engage with botanical subjects and critical theory through a variety of fields, including land art, eco-poetry, therapeutic horticulture, Black ecologies and landscape architecture. From a transdisciplinary framework, we will question the privileged place of the human in relation to plant life, and consider the following (and more): "being plant," plants and speculative fiction, BIPOC agrarianism and how the vegetal challenges our climate narratives.
ENGL 620-143087Critical Plant Studies4Special Topic Description: Engage with botanical subjects and critical theory through a variety of fields, including land art, eco-poetry, therapeutic horticulture, Black ecologies and landscape architecture. From a transdisciplinary framework, we will question the privileged place of the human in relation to plant life, and consider the following (and more): "being plant," plants and speculative fiction, BIPOC agrarianism and how the vegetal challenges our climate narratives.
ENST 123-142708Urban Homesteading1Classes are student-facilitated - Facilitator: Emily Read Class meets  Sept. 12, 2022 through Nov. 18, 2022. Classes meet in CCAT
ENST 123-242951Fndtns of Organic Gardening1Classes are student-facilitated - Facilitator: Julia Simmons Class meets  Sept. 12, 2022 through Nov. 18, 2022. Classes meet in CCAT
ENST 123-343161Sewing and Sustainability1Classes are student-facilitated - Facilitator: Emerald Dowd Class meets  Sept. 12, 2022 through Nov. 18, 2022. Classes meet in CCAT
ENST 123-443810Intro to Herbs1Classes are student-facilitated - Facilitator: Jessica Hernandez Class meets  Sept. 12, 2022 through Nov. 18, 2022. Classes meet in CCAT
ES 336-142755Performing Race & Gender4Special Topic Description: Analyze literature exposing rewards/punishments for accepting/resisting scripts of race, gender, sexuality. Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath, Michelle Cliff's Abeng, George Johnson's banned memoir All Boys Aren't Blue, and more. This course is cross-listed with ENGL 336 and WS 336.
FILM 378-143453Art & Craft of Film Editing4Explore how films and their story(ies) are shaped through editing choices. Learn and practice the art and craft of film editing. Open to all students. No prerequisites
FILM 465-143454Representation in Film Matters4This course examines the distinctive styles and filmic techniques of selected BIPOC and Trans filmmakers, studying the intention and impact of their films that have continued to carry significant influence on the development of the Hollywood cinematic narrative, challenging both viewers and the movie industry to shift their demands and expectations.
FISH 480-143644Applied Bayesian Analysis2Introduction to Bayesian statistical analysis, with a focus on natural resources applications. Bayesian perspectives on probability and statistical inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo, formulating and coding familiar statistical models in Bayesian software, model goodness-of-fit, extensions to more complex models.
FISH 580-143645Applied Bayesian Analysis2Introduction to Bayesian statistical analysis, with a focus on natural resources applications. Bayesian perspectives on probability and statistical inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo, formulating and coding familiar statistical models in Bayesian software, model goodness-of-fit, extensions to more complex models.
FOR 480-142977SAF Conference1SAF Quiz Bowl Team
HIST 397-243578Swift, Gulliver's Travels1This reading seminar will read and discuss Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726), which is widely hailed as one of the greatest English novels of all time.
HIST 397-343815Constitution Day Workshop1Constitution Day Workshop
INTL 480-142872IEW Leadership1This section is a 100% virtual class with no scheduled class sessions.
PHIL 480-142659Humboldt Philosophy Forum1Special Topic Description: The Humboldt Philosophy Forum covers topics of contemporary significance and aims to increase understanding of the diversity of ideas, values, and practices embodied by our culture.
RS 300-242419Living Myths3This section is a 100% virtual class with no scheduled class sessions.
RS 393-142420Women Saints and Mystics3Across religious traditions, the mystical experience represents a unique, and at times, a penultimate moment of spiritual life. Poets, artists, and various other leaders have historically dedicated their lives to expressing the insights of the mystical experience and towards contemplative practice, music, and theology aimed at recreating that experience. This interreligious course will explore mystical, religious literature and art with an emphasis on the role of women mystics and the theoretical questions that arise from the study of comparative mysticism.
RS 394-242422We The People:Constitution Day1We the People: Pluralism, Nationalism, and the Constitution. Join Religious Studies, History, and High School faculty, together with local veterans and civic leaders, as we explore the role of the Constitution in shaping American identities, communities, and moral horizons.
RS 394-342423Zen Experiential Weekend1Students will be able to attend in person or online, asynchronously.
SOC 480-243627Humboldt and Cannabis4Cannabis Course
SPED 781-143390SPED Policies and Procedures3Special Education Policies and Procedures.
SPED 781-243391SPED TPA support1Special Education TPA Support.
SW 442-141943Environ. Justice Social Work3This class will integrate principles, values, and lessons learned from the Environmental Justice Movement. You will learn about environmental racism, fence-line communities, cumulative impacts, and social determinants of health. The class will center EJ and the development of research, social policy, and community practices to better serve impacted communities.
SW 442-241944Child & Family Welfare3This course provides an ecological context for family events and patterns of child maltreatment, its consequences and the dynamic potential for change. Students will learn all aspects of the child welfare system: intake, emergency response, family maintenance, family reunification, permanency planning and adoptions. This class meets synchronously approx. once a month on Thursdays from 6-8pm, please review DL co-hort course rotation calendar.
SW 442-343555Leadership in Social Work3This course will be designed as a mentoring workshop to help guide you through completion of accumulating community based research or service project that demonstrates your practice knowledge of leadership in Social Work. This class meets synchronously approx. once a month on Thursdays from 6-8pm, please review DL co-hort course rotation calendar.
WS 336-142591Performing Race & Gender4Special Topic Description: Analyze literature exposing rewards/punishments for accepting/resisting scripts of race, gender, sexuality. Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath, Michelle Cliff's Abeng, George Johnson's banned memoir All Boys Aren't Blue, and more. This course is cross-listed with ENGL 336 and ES 336.
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