All University (A U)

A U 101 First Year Experience (Units: 3)

Goals of higher education; mission and structure of the university; communication and information competency; academic skill development; personal and interpersonal skills related to academic success. (CR/NC grading only) [CSL may be available]

A U 200 Pathways Seminar for Pre-Health Majors (Units: 1-3)

Intended for students in Causeways initiative.
Exploration of health-related fields to enhance options for majors leading to newly discovered career paths and formation of leadership, academic, and metacognitive skills for near-term and life-long advancement and learning. (Plus-minus ABC/NC, CR/NC)

A U 280 Community Service Learning Option (Units: 1-3)

Must be concurrently enrolled in a university course offering a community service learning (CSL) opportunity.
Students perform community service and reflect on their experience as required by the concurrent course. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available]

A U 301 Bay Area Environments (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the complex nature of human and environment interaction in the SF Bay Area. Exploration of environmental issues, geologic processes, water, weather, climate and ecosystems, anthropogenic changes across the region, and the future of the Bay Area.
(This course is taught in a hybrid modality [online and in-person]).
(This course is offered as A U 301 and GEOG 301. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-B: Physical Life Science
  • Partial Online Course
  • Environmental Sustainability

A U 302 Bay Area Culture (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Ever since the Gold Rush, authors, journalists, artists, architects, and musicians have shaped the way people here and abroad understand Bay Area culture. Students study the region's vast projection of itself, paying special attention to transformational periods, movements, events, and figures.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

A U 303 Bay Area History and Society (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Exploration of the Bay Area, specifically San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose, from a sociohistorical and global perspective. Exploration of various dimensions of the bay area's human and environmental composition and history, paying special attention to the built environment, immigration, globalization, race, and class.
(This course is offered as A U 303 and HIST 451. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Am. Ethnic & Racial Minorities
  • Social Justice

A U 425 Advanced Peer Advising (Unit: 0)

Prerequisites: COUN 325, Peer Counselor Training, or consent of instructor.

Advanced leadership, communication and peer advising skills, as well as university rules, regulations, and services. Students take a meaningful role in the undergraduate orientation and/or peer advising program. (CR/NC grading only)

A U 600 Willie Brown Internship Seminar (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Willie Brown Internship

Overview of public sector issues at the local level; focus on professional development and career pathways. Guest speakers will discuss topics related to the public sector. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

A U 694 Integrating Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Study Abroad (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, acceptance into a study abroad program.

Culminating experience for students fulfilling GE Segment III through Study Abroad: Exploring Cultural Diversity. Student works with a faculty advisor to complete a paper of 10 or more pages that integrates disciplinary perspectives gained from study abroad with the student's own experiences living in a different culture.

A U 697 Tutoring Across Disciplines: Skills and Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.

Current topics, principles, philosophy, and practice of tutoring across disciplines in a university academic tutoring setting. Interactive instruction and experience in techniques, strategies, and communication for effective tutoring and learning. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed)

A U 793 Cooperative Education Program (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate adviser or faculty approval. Intended for all academic majors.

Supervised employment in academically relevant fields of study. Objectives are career development, occupational experience, and educational subsidy. (CR/NC grading only)

A U 796 Tutoring Across Disciplines: Skills and Practices (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Current topics, principles, philosophy, and practice of tutoring across disciplines in a university academic tutoring setting. Interactive instruction and experience in techniques, strategies, and communication for effective tutoring and learning. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed)