Course Descriptions

BA Course Number, Description, and (Units)
Art
ART 320Art and the Creative Process (3)

ART 320 Art and the Creative Process (3)

This course is an introduction to the language and meaning of visual imagery in art. Students will develop an informed understanding and appreciation of the role of the artist. The course offers guidance to cultivating your creative self through encounters with art, artists, lectures, selected readings, writing, and discussion. Weekly assignments include creating art while we explore different mediums for expression and ways to integrate art into everyday life.
ART 321Exploration of Film (3)

ART 321 Exploration of Film (3)

The class explores the aesthetics of film including visual grammar of cinema, studying how film is created and how it functions, both at an historical and critical level. Throughout the course students have the opportunity to analyze several films in depth, and be exposed to a variety of stylistic influences ranging from the Hollywood tradition to the International Art Cinema.
ART 322Great Directors (3)

ART 322 Great Directors (3)

This course will analyze and discuss classic and current films by international and American auteurs, and also include cinema history, criticism and aesthetics as extensions of the film directors' point of view. From Hitchcock to Fellini, this course considers film as the manifestation of the director's vision and artistic expression.
Child Development and Education
CDE 300 Child Psychology: The Effect of Trauma (3)

CDE 300 Child Psychology: The Effect of Trauma (3)

This course covers the process of development from conception through early childhood years at the biological, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural levels. We will discuss the interactions of these various facets of development in specific areas like gender roles, aggressive behavior, or education and apply this knowledge to practical situations. The course will focus on the effects of trauma on children and how the symptoms and problems of trauma depend on many things including a child’s life experiences before the trauma, a child’s own natural ability to cope with stress, how serious the trauma was, and what kind of help and support a child gets from family, friends, and professionals immediately following the trauma.
CDE 303 Child Psychology (3)

CDE 303 Child Psychology (3)

This course covers the process of development from conception through early childhood years at the biological, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural levels. We will discuss the interactions of these various facets of development in specific areas like gender roles, aggressive behavior, or education and apply this knowledge to practical situations. We will also look at the child in relationship to family, school, and the community.
CDE 304 Emerging Models of Early Childhood Education (3)

CDE 304 Emerging Models of Early Childhood Education (3)

This course will explore models of established early childhood education through an analysis of historical and theoretical antecedents. Students will study the major models in the field and examine how those approaches have changed over time and what their influence is on school today. Students will look at such models as Montessori, High/Scope, and Reggio Emilia. In addition they will look at the impact of No Child Left Behind on preschools programs.
CDE 305 Integrating Curriculum: Best Practices (3)

CDE 305 Integrating Curriculum: Best Practices (3)

This course will look at curriculum development for young children in the framework of reflective teaching practices. By combining in-depth theoretical principles with practical applications students will become familiar with methods to plan curriculum by providing for child-centered, relationship based teaching. They will reflect on their own teaching practices, requirements from their work sites, as well as state mandates.
CDE 306 Media, Technology and Children (3)

CDE 306 Media, Technology and Children (3)

This course is a study of the impact of modern media upon the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. A critical exploration of communications through such channels as television, music, magazines, the Internet, and video games will be conducted. The positive as well as the negative manner in which the media influence the attitudes, values, and behaviors of young audiences will be examined.
CDE 307 Child Advocacy (3)

CDE 307 Child Advocacy (3)

This course will explore a variety of concepts in child advocacy, including a range of individuals, professionals and advocacy organizations who promote the optimal development of children and family systems. Topics include individuals or organizations engaging in advocacy to protect children’s rights that may be abridged or abused in a number of areas. These topics will be examined from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and cultural, and case studies will be analyzed.
CDE 308 Special Education: Response to Intervention (3)

CDE 308 Special Education: Response to Intervention (3)

This course provides an overview of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, a multi-tiered framework designed to provide data-differentiated instruction appropriate for today’s diverse learners. Students will explore the assessment, intervention, and monitoring practices consistent with the model and apply its concepts to practical situations with regard to special education. Students will develop an understanding of relevant legal and ethical factors as well as the use of transdisciplinary teams, classroom grouping strategies, and researched-based instructional methods and programs.
CDE 310 Practicum: Child Advocacy (3)

CDE 310 Practicum: Child Advocacy (3)

This practicum includes a field-based experience and is to be taken in conjunction with CDE-307 Child Advocacy. Students will spend 20 hours at an approved site and begin to look at childcare systems through the lens of advocacy. Through structured observations, the student will examine a range of factors that promote the optimal development of children and family systems. From the field experience, we will consider the teacher/caregiver’s role in assessing and addressing problems in the classroom, connecting with appropriate social agencies, and supporting families. Finally, as part of professional development, students will look at organizations at the local, state, and national level that can be accessed to keep current with advocacy opportunities in the early childhood field.
CDE 311Practicum: Curriculum (3)

CDE 311 Practicum: Curriculum (3)

This practicum includes a field-based experience and is to be taken in conjunction with CDE-307 Child Advocacy. Students will spend 20 hours at an approved site and begin to look at childcare systems through the lens of advocacy. Through structured observations, the student will examine a range of factors that promote the optimal development of children and family systems. From the field experience, we will consider the teacher/caregiver’s role in assessing and addressing problems in the classroom, connecting with appropriate social agencies, and supporting families. Finally, as part of professional development, students will look at organizations at the local, state, and national level that can be accessed to keep current with advocacy opportunities in the early childhood field.
CDE 320 Parent/Child Relationships (3)

CDE 320 Parent/Child Relationships (3)

This course will focus on parent/child relationships and all the societal factors that affect them. Students will research and explore contemporary issues related to family structures and the resiliency of children to meet their needs in a fast-changing world. Students will become familiar with current neuroscience findings on children’s brain development. Any adult working with or caring about children and families will benefit from the material presented and the broad vision of the vital role children play in our future.
CDE 332 Adolescent Development (3)

CDE 332 Adolescent Development (3)

At the completion of this course, the student should have an understanding of the process of human development from middle childhood through adolescence at the biological, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural levels. Through discussion and directed learning the student will become familiar with current research literature in adolescent development, and demonstrate the applicability to current practical situations.
CDE 343 Theories of Learning and Cognition (3)

CDE 343 Theories of Learning and Cognition (3)

This course examines the models and processes relevant to human cognition and learning. Topics include information processing, attention, memory, language, problem solving, and decision making. Surveys of empirical research and applications of concepts to everyday experiences will be conducted.
HDV 455 Child Development and Learning (3)

HDV 455 Child Development and Learning (3)

This class provides students with the opportunity to study and do research related to current child development theory and their applications in school and classroom contexts for children in grades K through 8. Students learn to read and interpret professional journal articles in order to explore the influence of culture on child development and child rearing practices. Student will learn to conduct developmental observations and interviews with children. Primary topics are cognitive, emotional, social and moral development, moral education, the role of children in US culture, and children’s rights. This course is offered by the MAE Program.
HDV 458A Language Development and Acquisition (3)

HDV 458A Language Development and Acquisition (3)

This course combines the study of cognitive, personal, and social development with the study of the psychophysical dimensions of first- and second-language acquisition, language structure and its use, and the developmental and sociocultural factors that affect language learning and use. Genetic and social factors influencing cognitive and social development are studied. Candidates review contemporary theory and research on first and second language acquisition and use. The course also reviews current theory and research on how the variables of development, class, and ethnicity impact language learning. Then, the course focuses on dialects and standard languages, the implications of the differential status of language and dialects, value systems, acculturation patterns, and language environments. Finally, relevant federal and state laws, policies, and legal requirements governing the education of second language learners are studied, along with a review of different school-based programs designed to support English language development. This course is offered by the MAE Program.
CDE 394A Special Topics in Child Development and Education (1)

CDE 394A Special Topics in Child Development and Education (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Communication and Media
COM 321Interpersonal Communication in a Media World (3)

COM 321 Interpersonal Communication in a Media World (3)

Over the last decade, technology has compressed the world into a global village. Even though communication between dyads are now immediate and easily accessible, understanding the effects of interactions and relational development through the use computer mediated communication has brought new challenges in our world. This course examines different theoretical and practical approaches in understanding the effects of interactions (pros and cons), how relationships are developed, maintained, and terminated, and perceptions in a media saturated world.
COM 322Documentary Filmmaking (3)

COM 322 Documentary Filmmaking (3)

Documentaries are powerful tools in accomplishing social justice work. They not only tell the story of the injustice and its impact but can bring about awareness and change through informing and mobilizing others. In addition, the advent of hand-held media devices, like smart phones, have put the power of the media into nearly everyone’s hands. This class will focus on how to use documentary filmmaking to address social justice issues. Students will learn how to document people, places, and things around them, interpret the material gathered and produce a visual nonfiction story. We will focus on story structure and using simple and easy-to¬access media tools for creating a short documentary.
COM 322AEnvironmental Documentary Filmmaking (3)

COM 322A Environmental Documentary Filmmaking (3)

Documentaries can be forceful tools in shaping environmental awareness. Very often they focus on the human impact on our natural world both in negative and positive ways. It no longer takes more than a smart phone to record environmental events from soil erosion to the devastating string of disasters in recent years that have plagued this small and, as we've all come to know, fragile planet. This class will focus on how to use documentary filmmaking to address the world within our own sphere. Students will study the issues at hand, then gather material and produce a short documentary focusing on a specific environmental concern. We will focus on story structure and simple ease-to-access media tools to achieve this end result.
COM 323 Social Media (3)

COM 323 Social Media (3)

The emergence and diffusion of technology has provided us with two different realms to reside in: the real world and the social media world. Social media has drastically changed how we communicate with each other, from societal to individual levels. The question we will examine in this course is how do social media shape our lives and more importantly, how do we want it to shape our lives? This course examines different theoretical and practical approaches in understanding the effects of social media in our media saturated world. We will discuss how social media affects perceptions, relationships, education, business, global, and our identity.
COM 325 World Media (3)

COM 325 World Media (3)

The right to communicate was enshrined in the United Nations Charter on Human Rights more than 60 years ago. This was long before much of the media that we now take for granted was even imagined in this country, let alone much of the rest of the world. This course will examine what the right to communicate means within a social justice framework and how it plays out in various parts of the world and for various communities of interest. We will examine a variety of media and the ways that they are or can be used for good and ill; how the producers impact content delivery; what best practices are; and how to remedy poor practices.
COM 327 Contemporary Issues in Media (3)

COM 327 Contemporary Issues in Media (3)

This course is an exploration of theories of media, technology and culture as they relate to the study of cinema, focusing in particular on the age of “new media” or computer technologies. Increasingly new forms of technology are transforming the way we perceive and interact with moving images. Survey of central concepts and major theoretical debates associated with film/video in relation to new media, putting these debates in the context of film’s relation to other now older media such as photography, television and home video. Topics will include: indexicality in relation to digital technology, remediation, the virtual, information theory, convergence culture, software studies, digital animation and special effects, gaming and interactivity.
COM 330Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking (3)

COM 330 Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking (3)

Documentaries are powerful tools in accomplishing social justice work. They not only tell the story of the injustice and its impact but can bring about awareness and change through informing and mobilizing others. In addition, the advents of hand-held media devices like smart phones, have put the power of the media into nearly everyone’s hands. This class will focus on how to use documentary filmmaking to address social justice issues. Students will learn how to document people, places, and things around them, interpret the material gathered and produce a visual nonfiction story. We will focus on story structure and using simple and easy-to-access media tools for creating a short documentary.
COM 332Online Odyssey: Digital Magazine Publication (3)

COM 332 Online Odyssey: Digital Magazine Publication (3)

The design and production of Antioch’s own online magazine provides the unique opportunity to publish a magazine with rich media and interactivity. Digital Storytelling is an emerging term that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own “true stories” in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. Using new models of content development and distribution, the magazine will create strategies for reader engagement and focus on publishing multimedia stories of interest to the Antioch community: activities & events; alumni stories; social justice issues; student and faculty profiles. Cross-platform distribution to a number of mobile, tablet and desktop devices combined with search optimization will provide increased audience reach; sophisticated analytics will be able to measure readership and engagement.
COM 334Writing for Broadcast Media (3)

COM 334 Writing for Broadcast Media (3)

We live in a broadcast world with multiple distribution platforms – television, radio, film, online and off. Writing effectively for those platforms means that a story, or message, must be clear, succinct, engaging, compelling and cut through the clutter. Through a combination of writing assignments, lectures and discussions, this course familiarizes students with effective types of writing for new media, broadcast media and allied fields. Emphasis is on narrative, non-fiction writing and reporting for electronic media, including news, features, press releases, public service announcements, advertisements, etc.
COM 335Visual Communication (3)

COM 335 Visual Communication (3)

This course will be an overview of global visual culture and the history and philosophies of visual images. The emphasis will be a broader understanding of reasons for certain types of imagery presented in the media and include discussions about culture and spectatorship and relationships between media and modern and contemporary art practices. The course will be organized around discussion-lectures, field trips, and student projects and presentations.
COM 350AMedia, Communication & Culture (3)

COM 350A Media, Communication & Culture (3)

History, theory, research, and issues surrounding mass communication are the subject of this course, which focuses on a critical survey of radio, television, newspapers, and magazines as instruments of mass communications. The behavior of audiences of the mass media is analyzed. Topics include ethics, persuasion, and media in relation to violence and minorities in society.
COM 352 Public Speaking (3)

COM 352 Public Speaking (3)

This experience-based course in public speaking includes the preparation and presentation of a number of speeches. Topics include research, outlining, support of ideas, ethos, audience analysis, style and delivery. Students learn to evaluate critically their own speaking and that of others. Emphasis is on performance and improvement of targeted speech behaviors.
COM 355Intercultural Communication (3)

COM 355 Intercultural Communication (3)

Technology has compressed the world into a global village composed of myriad international and non-dominant domestic cultures. Communication between cultures is essential but complicated by different contexts, values, expectations, and perceptions. This course examines different theoretical and practical approaches to the complexities of both verbal and non-verbal communication across cultures. Communication styles of various nationalities are examined along with such issues as dominance, gender, religion, prejudice, time, distance, and silence.
COM 358 Group Dynamics (3)

COM 358 Group Dynamics (3)

This course examines theories and research about groups, and applications of social psychological (rather than clinical) notions of group processes. The course provides a setting in which students engage in both didactic and experiential learning about group roles, group development and task oriented and non-rational group dynamics. Topics include, among others: group functioning, development, role emergence and differentiation, leadership and authority, scapegoating and the relationship between these and non-rational behavior.
COM 374 Advertising & Culture (3)

COM 374 Advertising & Culture (3)

Advertising is one of the most pervasive forces in modern culture. This class represents an overview of the advertising industry and its impact on society. Topics include the history and structure of the industry, consumer culture, persuasion theories, political advertising, children and advertising, sexuality, technological aspects, globalization, and ethical implications. Students analyze both print and television advertising and study the key role that research plays in planning and evaluating ad campaigns.
COM 394A Films on Social Justice Topics (1)

COM 394A Films on Social Justice Topics (3)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Environmental Studies/Ecology
ECO 300 Ecopsychology (3)

ECO 300 Ecopsychology (3)

Ecopsychology recognizes the complex interconnection, interaction, and interdependence among living and non-living nature. It is a cross-pollination among the sciences and humanities that provides a critical and necessary understanding that the wellbeing, the flourishing of the planet and that of the human and nonhuman world must include sustainable and mutually enhancing relationships. This course emphasizes relationships between personal, community, organizational, economic, social, ecological and ethical issues.
ECO 301Environmental Justice and Advocacy (3)

ECO 301 Environmental Justice and Advocacy (3)

In this course, students explore fundamental environmental justice issues and effective means of advocacy. Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental justice is achieved when everyone – regardless of race, color, national origin, or income – has the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process. Students will gain awareness of environmental justice issues and examine case studies from around the world. This course satisfies the Ethics requirement.
ECO 302 Marine Ecology (3)

ECO 302 Marine Ecology (3)

This course is designed to give students an interdisciplinary perspective of marine science focusing on organisms, ecosystems, currents, and future environmental problems our oceans face, such as ocean acidification. Organisms in the sea will be discussed, including microbes, algae, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The ecology of plants and animals in various marine habitats, including rocky shores, estuaries, open ocean and deep sea, will be covered. Included topics are the natural history of Santa Barbara oceanic habitats and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
ECO 304 Conservation Biology (3)

ECO 304 Conservation Biology (3)

Conservation biology is an interdisciplinary science that focuses on conservation of biological diversity at gene, population, species, ecosystem, landscape, and global levels. This course provides an overview of the discipline including the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, established and emerging conservation approaches and strategies, and the ecological and evolutionary theory that underlies these approaches.
ECO 305 Natural History of Santa Barbara (3)

ECO 305 Natural History of Santa Barbara (3)

This course examines local habitats in the Santa Barbara region, including sloughs, chaparral, streams, and gardens. Research and observational techniques will focus on contemporary ecological problems in diverse habitats, exploring solutions that emerge. This course incorporates knowledge of flora, vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, geology, chemistry, and ecological restoration and will include field work at various habitats.
ECO 306 Animal Ethics (3)

ECO 306 Animal Ethics (3)

What is our ethical responsibility to animals? This course will focus on that central question as we explore how non-human animals are viewed within our dominant Western paradigm, and look at alternative cultural and philosophical perspectives that challenge this paradigm. The field of animal ethics has emerged as a response to the profound impact of human practices on other species. Key areas of debate in the field of animal ethics will be covered and students will be encouraged to apply critical analysis and ethical reasoning to issues such as animal rights, speciesism, animal welfare, eating animals and animal experimentation.
ECO 320 Sustainable Aid (3)

ECO 320 Sustainable Aid (3)

In this class, students will explore sustainable aid initiatives globally that focus on communities, countries, and ecosystems and empower people within their habitat. Sustainable aid is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. Sustainable aid can be grass roots oriented, using bottom-up approaches, involving constant conversation with aid recipients and using their feedback. Students will learn about sustainable aid in the context of collaborative, honest, realistic situations on the ground. We will focus on case studies that are mission-driven, people-oriented, marketable and scalable, well-managed and financed.
ECO 345 Global Environmental Studies (3)

ECO 345 Global Environmental Studies (3)

The goal of this course is to give students an appreciation and understanding of the natural world. From the local scale to the global scale, we will use several approaches in our study of the science of ecology, and in the process, learn something of the natural history of the Santa Barbara area and the global processes important in controlling such phenomena as global warming. The course will include one mandatory all-day field trip.
ECO 350 Anthrozoology (3)

ECO 350 Anthrozoology (3)

This course explores the interdisciplinary field of Anthrozoology from a multidisciplinary perspective. Anthrozoology is the study of the many different ways in which human and non-human animals relate to each other and impact each others’ lives. Topics covered in this course represent an overview of current issues in Human-Animal Studies. This includes humans’ relationships with pets, psychological and physiological benefits of companion animals, concern for animal rights and animal welfare, the link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans, individual differences in people’s relationships with animals, and a review of moral and ethical concerns about eating meat, wearing fur, and the use of animals for research and entertainment. This course uses sociological, psychological, historical, cultural and environmental perspectives to examine the human-other animal bond.
ECO 376 Sustainable Business Practices (3)

ECO 376 Sustainable Business Practices (3)

In this course students explore sustainability issues and challenges affecting new and existing businesses in today’s global market. Environmental, social, ethical and cultural perspectives are addressed, and their impact on effective sustainable business management. Students reflect upon the truth about green business, carbon foot printing, green marketing, green management and finance. Students gain awareness of the potential for a paradigmatic shift in resource management, and sustainability frameworks and explore zero waste concepts. Students investigate multiple global approaches to sustainable business management and gain a solid understanding of managing without growth and a steady state economy that lead to effective integration of social, ecological and economic realities.
ECO 394A Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1)

ECO 394A Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Entrepreneurship
ENT 300 Entrepreneurship (3)

ENT 300 Entrepreneurship (3)

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial process, and the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the 21st century global economy. This is a project-based course, mixing theory with practice, and challenges students to (1) explore and critique case studies; (2) apply theoretical principles and concepts to real world ideas and situations; and (3) develop and articulate their own entrepreneurial vision.
ENT 301 New Venture Project (3)

ENT 301 New Venture Project (3)

This course explores how entrepreneurial ventures are formed, including idea generation, innovation, the venture creation process, feasibility analysis, market validation and business models. Students will be introduced to frameworks for assessing and analyzing the impact, viability, and sustainability of ventures. Students will gain the tools necessary for evaluating opportunities, how to choose markets for entry, when to enter, and what resources and capabilities are required to launch a successful venture. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own new venture project.
ENT 377 E-business and E-commerce (3)

ENT 377 E-business and E-commerce (3)

This course provides students with a broad overview of the concepts and principles of e-business and e-commerce and addresses the need for all businesses, including traditional business models, to incorporate an online presence into their existing structure. Students focus on the digital value chain for eBusiness and eCommerce and including: eProducts and eServices, eProcurement, eMarketing, eContracting, eDistribution, ePayment, as well as eCustomer relationship management. In addition to business models and business webs, digital procurement and marketing processes such as electronic negotiation processes, security questions with digital signatures, as well as electronic supplier relationship management, cyber law, and customer relationship management are also addressed.
ENT 379 Business Planning and Development (3)

ENT 379 Business Planning and Development (3)

Small business is the dominant form of business in the United States, and reliance on the services provided and jobs created by small companies is integral to our economic development. In this course, students identify management and financial concerns unique to the small business owner, and study models for small business growth, product or service innovation, and long-term sustainability. Students analyze the risks and rewards of potential growth opportunities and address fundamental marketing concepts, theories, principles of marketing new products in the global marketplace and the associated ethical dilemmas. Students discover the technologies that can boost competition and how to attract private investors and bankers for expansion.
GBL 300 History of Globalization (3)

GBL 300 History of Globalization (3)

The goal of this course is to explore the history of globalization from several different angles to allow students to develop a strong foundation in knowledge about the different perspectives available in the scholarly community. Starting from a basic definition of globalization and developing critical thinking regarding the areas of global political influence, global military influence, and global economic influence in a historic sequence. Review of philosophies for each of the influence areas supported by group projects and interactive classroom activities will allow the students to get a broad overview of how globalization developed and why it has taken on such a dominant role in current global political and business discussions.
GBL 301 Human Rights (3)

GBL 301 Human Rights (3)

In 1948, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, followed by protection for social, cultural, civil and political rights, including actions by governments and NGOs to address the desperate plight of hundreds of millions of children, women, refugees, indigenous peoples and prisoners. Students will be challenged to examine factors contributing to local and global human rights abuses, and to appreciate the courageous actions of individuals and organizations that actively seek to protect human rights.
GBL 314 Conflict Management I: Nature and Cause (3)

GBL 314 Conflict Management I: Nature and Cause (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of individual, group, organizational, national and transnational conflicts in the ‘Ages of Globalization and Terrorism.’ The world is irreversibly interdependent and marked by the free flow of capital, goods, people, knowledge and ideas, and at the same time subject to the increasingly turbulent forces of nationalism, ethnicity, religion and the spread of destructive technological capabilities (nuclear arms). By examining the root causes of conflict from the perspective of biology, psychology, economics and business, politics and technology, students will delve into the nature and sources of modern conflict, the strategies and tactics most often employed by disputants and the dynamic and structural forces that cause conflict to escalate, stalemate, deescalate and ultimately settle.
GBL 361 Global Economics (3)

GBL 361 Global Economics (3)

Beginning with a review of essential concepts in economics, this course focuses on the international and cross-cultural nature of contemporary economic phenomena. Emphasis is on macroeconomics, rather than microeconomics. Theoretical concepts are applied to specific cases, such as economic relationships between the US and Japan, Mexico, and other countries.
GBL 394A Special Topics in Global Studies(3)

GBL 394A Special Topics in Global Studies (3)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Interdisciplinary
INT 302 Educational Foundations (3)

INT 302 Educational Foundations (3)

The major goal of this course is to familiarize the student with the history, philosophy, policies, and purposes of the undergraduate degree program at Antioch University Santa Barbara. It provides an orientation to the specific student-centered learning program available at Antioch Santa Barbara. From a basis of their transferred units, students learn to plan and take responsibility for the completion of their degree. This course also introduces the student to the Core Purposes of a Liberal Arts Education: critical and creative thinking; global and intercultural awareness; holistic personal development; competence for professional pursuits; effective communication; and the unifying principle of praxis for social justice. Special emphasis is placed on the development of college level writing skills and critical thinking. Required in the first quarter for all students.
INT 303A Service Learning in the Community (3)

INT 303A Service Learning in the Community (3)

Using models from experiential and adult learning theory, this course provides students with structured opportunities to intern at a local nonprofit organization while reflecting upon their service learning in a weekly seminar setting. Through use of carefully focused readings and a variety of interactive and reflective activities, students are encouraged to integrate their philosophical, conceptual, and practical learning experiences as they analyze, discuss, and write about their combined field and classroom learning. Required for all students.
INT 308A Senior Capstone (3)

INT 308A Senior Capstone (3)

Built around the campus mission and BA Program’s Core Purposes, this course is designed to provide students with a structured opportunity to integrate, synthesize, and reflect upon common and practical themes from their undergraduate program. Students will provide evidence of the essential knowledge they have gleaned from their liberal arts education by creating a cumulative portfolio and by assessing their skills in the areas of each Core Purpose. The course culminates in a presentation to the faculty and students. Required in the last quarter for all students.
INT 391 Career Planning (3)

INT 391 Career Planning (3)

Career Planning and Job Search Strategies is designed to give graduating students an opportunity to review their professional life to date, incorporate their current education and activate their plans for a successful career. Through the use of career assessments coupled with self-awareness exercises the students will receive fundamental and necessary information on job market research, job search strategies, document preparation as well as effective interviewing and negotiation strategies. Through the use of readings, online resources and lecture and class discussion, each student will be able to develop a meaningful, doable action plan for the future.
INT 394A Readings on Social Justice Topics (1)

INT 394A Readings on Social Justice Topics (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Business Management
MGT 320 Business Finance (3)

MGT 320 Business Finance (3)

Whether you are a business executive, entrepreneur, or would-be investor, understanding and assessing the fiscal health of a business is paramount to making sound financial decisions. In this course, we examine key aspects of financial management from micro-level health assessment of a business, to macro-level decision-making in financial markets. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding, forecasting and managing financial issues within an organization. Course topics include operating and capital budgets, financial reports, financial analysis, and fiscal controls.
MGT 322 Leadership & Project Management (3)

MGT 322 Leadership & Project Management (3)

Project management is a continuous challenge for most of us. We manage projects daily – social, academic, and/or professional. The recorded history of project management has changed from a time when only engineers were in charge of large-scale projects to what we experience today, where homemakers, students, community advocates, and all levels of business associates lead and support team projects. This course focuses on the essential aspects of project leadership and management, covering the six fundamentals of project management: defining the scope, initiating, planning, launching, executing, and closing the project. These fundamentals are viewed from both the perspectives of the project leader and the project member. Topics include the dimensions of leadership, determining the direction, scheduling, managing risk, and creating a healthy team environment.
MGT 323 Managing in a Global Environment (3)

MGT 323 Managing in a Global Environment (3)

The global workplace is ubiquitous. In today’s business community, we find dispersed companies interfacing with contractors, subcontractors and strategic partners in every part of the globe. Each alliance brings with it cultural differences that impact communication, decision making, project management, leadership style, conflict management techniques, and relationship-building. This class explores cultural differences in the global environment from the perspectives of power, risk-taking and individual perception. Students learn how trust, an essential component to successful business ventures, is exhibited in select cultures, and experience how genuine overtures of trust can be misunderstood due to cultural perceptions.
MGT 368A Management: Best Practices (3)

MGT 368A Management: Best Practices (3)

This course will focus on best practices management with a primary emphasis on what constitutes best practices in leadership and management in today’s complex world. This course will focus on the importance of the leader as teacher within the organization and community. Students will explore how leaders emerge, and learn to understand the importance of visionary leadership within a framework of social responsibility. The course will delve into the aspects of servant leadership that emphasizes collaboration, trust, empathy, and the ethical use of power. Leading in a diverse world, leading in a time of crises and complexity, and how today’s leaders and managers handle change today and into the future will also be examined.
MGT 374A Organizational Strategy and Culture (3)

MGT 374A Organizational Strategy and Culture (3)

This course explores the improvement of organizations through planned, systematic, long- range efforts focused on the organization’s culture and its human and social processes. This exploration uses behavioral science techniques to diagnose current and potential organizational problems. The course then applies theory, practice and research to determine appropriate interventions to address the problem. Long-range strategies for prevention of future organizational problems are also discussed. The course will emphasize case studies and the use of role-playing by students to develop insights into the best use of interventions.
MGT 375 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)

MGT 375 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)

This course explores the wide-ranging impact of management decisions, policy making, and strategy on communities and society. Internal and external political and social environments, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and executives, and the impact of “whistle blowers” are also covered. Students will initially analyze these issues within the context of ethical philosophy, later exploring the conditions and norms, which motivate institutional behavior, working relationships, and moral choice.
MGT 385 Human Resources and Legal Issues (3)

MGT 385 Human Resources and Legal Issues (3)

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the human resources function and related legal issues and their impact on the professional manager. Subject areas include: employee relations, compensation practices, collective bargaining, human resources planning, quality of work life, employment law and affirmative action.
MGT 394A Special Topics in Business Management and Leadership (1)

MGT 394A Special Topics in Business Management and Leadership (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Marketing
MKT 300 Market Analysis & Research (3)

MKT 300 Market Analysis & Research (3)

This course adopts a comprehensive hands-on approach to designing and conducting research. From classic opinion research to social media analytics, a wide range of contexts, problem areas, and methods are covered that are relevant across disciplines and fields of study. Students will be exposed to the various stages of the research process from recognizing the need for research and defining the problem to analyzing data and interpreting results. Proper design of research methods, fieldwork, questionnaires, and surveys (e.g., online surveys) is covered. Emphasizes the total research process as well as specific research steps, stressing information needs, research formulation and design, and research procedure. Integrates and applies concepts through marketing research cases and a field research project.
MKT 301 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

MKT 301 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

This course provides a broad introduction to integrated marketing communications (IMC). Students learn the elements of a strategic communications plan. In the class, students also review marketing mix development in various product/service life stages of a company. This helps students gain an understanding that the integrated communications plan must tie to business goals, audience relevancy, market penetration, and measurable results. Lastly, students gain an understanding of how to plan and implement an integrated marketing communications plan from the viewpoints of advertising agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
MKT 302Web Analytics (3)

MKT 302 Web Analytics (3)

This course explores best practices and applications for analyzing online marketing activities. Specifically, this course will explore the collection, measurement and analysis of metrics for the purposes of improving web-based marketing. This course teaches web analytics through practical applications, with a focus on deriving actionable insights.
MKT 303Consumer Behavior (3)

MKT 303 Consumer Behavior (3)

This course presents a comprehensive, systematic, and practical conceptual framework for understanding people as consumers—the basic subject matter of all marketing. Consumer buying patterns, motivation and search behavior. The consumer decision-making process includes interdisciplinary concepts from economics, sociology, psychology, cultural anthropology and mass communications as well as, case analyses and research projects. Students discuss relevant psychological and sociological theories and study how they can be used to predict consumers’ reactions to strategic marketing decisions. Basic methodologies for research in consumer behavior are developed and applied. Course emphasis is on developing applications of behavioral concepts and methods for marketing actions.
MKT 304 Public Relations (3)

MKT 304 Public Relations (3)

A general course in the technique of establishing and maintaining public relations. Emphasis is on strategic management, ethics, and two-way organizational communication. Special emphasis is on the advent of the Internet, the rise of citizen journalism, and the impact of blogs and other social media. Activities span a variety of media to influence public opinion and manage an organization’s reputation.
MKT 305 Strategic Marketing (3)

MKT 305 Strategic Marketing (3)

This course will provide an overview of strategic marketing techniques and the practical application of these methods as applied to small business, start-ups, and large corporations. Topics to be addressed and discussed include: the evolution of online, mobile and social marketing and its crucial role as a driver of growth, structured approaches to marketing campaigns, use of market research, market segmentation and targeting, positioning, branding, product development and pricing. The analysis of effective media channels for targeted marketing campaigns and methods used to measure and track results will also be covered. In addition to analyzing an existing company’s strategic marketing initiatives, each student will also create a strategic marketing plan for a business, product or service of his or her choice.
Music
MUS 320 Exploration of Music (3)

MUS 320 Exploration of Music (3)

This course explores selected music areas and cultures from around the world and the local Santa Barbara music scene. We will learn terms and concepts of music such as: sound, timbre, pitch, intervals, scales, melody, harmony, and rhythm. Within the musical context we will explore different cultures, musical genres, instruments played, and the transmission and performance practices used by each culture. This course is designed to be an engaging and “hands-on” musical experience.
Philosophy
PHL 367 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society (3)

PHL 367 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society (3)

This course provides an in-depth examination of selected ethical issues, appropriate for students in all areas of concentration. Students acquire an understanding of key concepts, theories and topics central to the area of philosophy known as Ethics. Students explore both their own views and those of prominent thinkers on questions such as the nature of morality.
PHL 369 Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services (3)

PHL 369 Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services (3)

This course will give students an ethical decision making model to apply to professional situations. We will discuss the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as a reference to ethical behavior in work situations in which professionals encounter. Through class discussions of possible scenarios and situations, students will also have opportunities to explore personal values, attitudes, and beliefs regarding a variety of topics such as gift giving, boundaries, dual relationships, and diversity issues. The course will also cover general ethical/legal principles that counseling professionals encounter, such as confidentiality issues, privileged communication, and issues of abuse and neglect.
PHL 394A Special Topics in Philosophy (1)

PHL 394A Special Topics in Philosophy (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Political Science
POL 331 Multiculturalism and American Politics (3)

POL 331 Multiculturalism and American Politics (3)

This course will study the political mechanisms that operate in the context of an increasingly multicultural society. American politics has historically been looked upon as a stable beacon of strength for many to emulate. Now significant numbers of people of color, women, and individuals who represent alternative lifestyles are impacting the political arena. How will politics as we know it be altered? Historical, psychological and socio-political thought will be utilized to examine the issues of multiculturalism and American politics.
POL 347 Public Policy (3)

POL 347 Public Policy (3)

This course examines the dynamics of public policy formation. Through reading case studies, interviewing public officials and private sector representatives and observing community groups and government agencies in action, students learn to analyze local issues. Students gain an understanding of the political process on state and federal levels as well as the local arena. Areas of analysis may include: local and/or national policies on business, labor, human services, energy and environment.
POL 392 Engaged Citizenship (3)

POL 392 Engaged Citizenship (3)

This course is a combination of readings on the U.S. Constitution, governmental advocacy and a practical exercise in developing the knowledge of government at all levels and the skills necessary to influence it. Particular emphasis is placed on judicial constitutional applications and the actual participation in the governing process by advocacy of a specific issue in a governmental or community forum.
Psychology
PSY 310 Global Perspectives on Stress (3)

PSY 310 Global Perspectives on Stress (3)

This course covers different ways cultures manifest and manage stress around the world. Different sources of stress, from the physical to the emotional, will be explored as well as the physiology of stress. Students will compare global perspectives on stress and methods of self-care. Included in this class is information about how to maintain your own health, recognize the symptoms of burnout, and manage the various manifestations of stress in your life.
PSY 320A Counseling Theory and Technique (3)

PSY 320A Counseling Theory and Technique (3)

This course explores the fundamental helping skills a counselor must practice and master in order to build rapport, foster trust and facilitate constructive collaboration in a variety of settings. Students learn about and practice these skills in the development of a helping relationship characterized by warmth, respect, genuineness, congruence and empathy. Special emphasis is placed on the process of adapting strategies to the individual characteristics of the client, such as disabilities, gender differences, sexual orientation, developmental levels, culture, ethnicity, age and health status.
PSY 323 Personal Relationships: The Making & Breaking of Affectional Bonds (3)

PSY 323 Personal Relationships: The Making & Breaking of Affectional Bonds (3)

This course will explore both the positive and negative aspects in the dynamics of various types of relationships such as parent/child, friend, sibling, romantic/sexual (both heterosexual and gay/lesbian/bisexual), aging parent/adult child, and employer/employee to name a few. We will analyze major world philosophies and moral perspectives in regards to marriage, parenting, and adult child/parent issues. Students will have opportunities to explore personal values, attitudes, and beliefs regarding a variety of topics on personal relationships.
PSY 328A Psychology of Gender & Sexuality (3)

PSY 328A Psychology of Gender & Sexuality (3)

This course introduces students to the interconnectedness of sex, gender, and sexuality. Students explore the biological, psychological, social, political, and cultural meanings of gender and sexuality in a contemporary, global and trans-cultural context. Special emphasis is placed on the effects of oppression, including sexism, racism, misogyny and homophobia.
PSY 333 Culture & Emotions (3)

PSY 333 Culture & Emotions (3)

The science of emotion is critical to our understanding of human behavior and needs. This course explores the major psychological perspectives on emotion, both historic and contemporary, with an emphasis on cultural context. Topics include the components and functions of emotions, causes of emotions, and individual, gender, and cultural differences. Students will explore the causes of emotional dysfunction and how emotions can be regulated and controlled.
PSY 334 Issues in Substance-based & Process Addictions (3)

PSY 334 Issues in Substance-based & Process Addictions (3)

This course addresses major issues related to substance-based addictions (alcohol and drugs) and other related addictive behaviors referred to as process addictions (gambling, shopping, internet, sex, eating, etc.). The course will explore issues related to early life experience and trauma; family dynamics inclusive of family rules and survival roles; codependency; the biology of addiction; comparative theories of addiction and approaches to treatment.
PSY 335 Psychopathology: The Nature of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society (3)

PSY 335 Psychopathology: The Nature of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society (3)

This course provides a comprehensive investigation into the nature and scope of mental illness in contemporary society. An overview of historical thinking and approaches, as well as cultural and societal influences, will be examined. The focus of the course will be on current theories and practices as they relate to both psycho-therapeutic and bio-therapeutic approaches to understanding and treatment. Cultural, social, and political attitudes toward mental illness, inclusive of the marginalization and stigmatization of the mentally ill, will be of particular interest from a social justice perspective.
PSY 339A Positive Psychology (3)

PSY 339A Positive Psychology (3)

This course provides an overview of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field of Positive Psychology is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best with in them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Its three central tenets are explored: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. This includes the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future.
PSY 340 Theories of Personality (3)

PSY 340 Theories of Personality (3)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the major theories of personality and schools of thought in psychology. A comparative approach is used, based on the assumption that each theory contributes a part to the whole understanding of the human personality. An objective is to study the parts in order to gain a greater understanding of the whole. A final goal of this course is for each student to develop her/his own theory of personality based on a critical understanding of predominant theories in order to come to know one’s own biases, assumptions, strengths and weakness.
PSY 341A Transformation of Consciousness (3)

PSY 341A Transformation of Consciousness (3)

This course will examine some of the foundations for the transpersonal psychology movement as well as current developments in the creation of a full-spectrum model for human growth. Focus is on consciousness, dreams, new findings on the functioning of the brain, meditation and other related areas. Experiential sessions focus on integration of course material into everyday life.
PSY 345 Community Psychology and Social Change (3)

PSY 345 Community Psychology and Social Change (3)

This course applies theory and research in community psychology to the analysis of social intervention strategies used by government, professional and paraprofessional workers to address social problems. Topics include: social, political and economic influences on the individual; ways people cope with stressful environments and events; the respective roles of prevention and treatment in various intervention strategies; and tactics used by change agents — social service employees, community activists, mental health practitioners and others who seek to improve the quality of life in their community. This course also critiques research methods used in program evaluation to assess the effectiveness of social innovations.
PSY 355 Healing from Trauma (3)

PSY 355 Healing from Trauma (3)

This course will offer an overview of trauma, loss and the theoretical frameworks that link trauma to the healing process, including diversity and cultural implications. Various traumas such as domestic violence, violent crime, grief, and natural disasters will be considered in this overview along with responses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We will explore effective therapeutic interventions for both children and adults.
PSY 364 Principles of Group Counseling (3)

PSY 364 Principles of Group Counseling (3)

This course examines theories and research about social psychological group processes. Special emphasis is placed on psychological/psychotherapeutic group process, and group process directed toward social support and psychoeducation. The course provides a setting in which students engage in both didactic and experiential learning about group roles, group development and task oriented and not-rational group dynamics. Opportunity is provided for students to develop and demonstrate group facilitation skills.
PSY 368AFamily Systems: Global Perspectives (3)

PSY 368A Family Systems: Global Perspectives (3)

This course provides an overview of family systems in a global context. Students will explore family structures as manifestations of the cultural groups to which the family belongs, and interventions which reflect those cultural values. First to define family therapy were American family therapists such as Whitaker, Satir, Minuchin and Bowen. But as family therapy travels across the globe, it is changing to fit unique cultures and circumstances. This course explores both American and global models of the family as a living system in which is best facilitated by considering the family in context. Students will have an opportunity to examine their own family system through a variety of class assignments.
PSY 369 Adult Development & Aging (3)

PSY 369 Adult Development & Aging (3)

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging. The student is taught techniques to help the elderly, to support others who care for the elderly, what the student can do to prepare for later life, and how to prepare for their own end of life issues.
PSY 394A Special Topics in Psychology (1)

PSY 394A Special Topics in Psychology (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Quantitative
QNT 360 Macroeconomics (3)

QNT 360 Macroeconomics (3)

Economics is the study of the choices which are made because of the scarcity of resources, the institutions which facilitate those choices, and the outcomes that occur in various market environments. This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.
QNT 389 Research Methods and Statistics (3)

QNT 389 Research Methods and Statistics (3)

This course provides an understanding of the importance of science research and covers research methodology including library searches, surveys, quasi-experimental, correlational, and experimental methods. Advantages and limitations of the various methodologies are explored. Students conduct a library search, design a mock experiment, and report the findings in APA format. Required of all students – maybe satisfied with transfer work.
Religious Studies
RLG 300 Spirituality & World Religions (3)

RLG 300 Spirituality & World Religions (3)

The focus of this course is to review and analyze the nature and impact that spirituality and religion have placed upon societies around the world. This course will also scrutinize the powerful role that spirituality and religion have played in the shaping of our American psyche value system and public culture. Utilizing critical inquiry, students will study the phenomenon of change and challenge in areas such as family, education, politics and business. The class will be directed to probe spirituality and religion in light of rapid modernization and globalization, public policy and law. In addition, spirituality and religions around the world will be explored through the ideals of varied and changing theologies, human rights, and environmental struggles.
RLG 301 Buddhism (3)

RLG 301 Buddhism (3)

Buddhist ideas and meditation practices are having a profound impact on modern science, psychology, spirituality and health care. In this class each student will gain a personally meaningful understanding of the essential philosophy and practice of Buddhism through the lenses of their own questions and learning styles. The course will combine personal experience with academic study and include a workbook, course website, original Buddhist scriptures and individualized research. Each class session will include teachings on Buddhism, discussions, student sharing, journaling, movement and meditation. We will come away with new perspectives and practices to enrich our minds and lives.
RLG 302 Mindfulness (3)

RLG 302 Mindfulness (3)

This course will explore both the classical roots of mindfulness practice and the modern scientific studies on mindfulness. Mindfulness practice is designed to help people develop inner calm, focus, insight and compassion. Scientific studies show its effectiveness in reducing stress-related mental and physical illness as well as promoting improved attention and well-being. Students will develop a mindfulness practice that fits their individual styles for learning as well as methods for integrating the practice into their relationships, professions, community service and personal lives.
RLG 394A Special Topics in Religion (1)

RLG 394A Special Topics in Religion (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.
Sociology
SOC 301 Restorative Justice (3)

SOC 301 Restorative Justice (3)

This course will explore the guiding principles of restorative justice and how it is distinguished from retributive and criminal justice models. According to Zehr, “Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense, and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations in order to heal and put things as right as possible” (2002). Students will learn about the benefits and challenges of the restorative justice process by examining local, national and global case studies.
SOC 302 Social Justice Movements, Their Leaders & People (3)

SOC 302 Social Justice Movements, Their Leaders & People (3)

The focus of this course is to review and analyze the cultural-political and spiritual environments, the very nature of how, why and when social justice movements occur. The course will examine components in an environment that set the stage for a social justice campaign to occur. Profile studies of social justice leaders, members and movements will be conducted. Current theoretical discussions, research and various community guests will be utilized in guiding the student’s awareness of social justice movements in the local and world communities. Students will critically analyze the social context of social justice utilizing Santa Barbara as an initial study site.
SOC 305 Pacific Rim Cultures & Communities (3)

SOC 305 Pacific Rim Cultures & Communities (3)

This course examines the cultures of various countries that comprise the Pacific Rim. Students are informed through the analysis of cultural norms, values and beliefs of Pacific Rim communities, both within the US and around the world. Through the application of critical thinking skills, students will compare and contrast certain Pacific Rim cultures, learn how history, climate, geography, and trade impact relationships, and explore the contribution that this dynamic area of the world makes to the global community.
SOC 351 Diversity and Cultural Awareness (3)

SOC 351 Diversity & Cultural Awareness (3)

Community is a complex, multilevel set of peoples, organizations, and values, interwoven and bound by relationships. Any single aspect of community affects the whole. Some may argue that the comfort of distance between people in the community is diminishing rapidly and causing a clash of lifestyles. Others would say that the community is coming together to redefine and improve itself. What are the levels and spheres that make up a diverse community? What role does awareness of diversity and culture play in the life of the community? This course is designed to generate responses to these questions. Professionals, activists, families, and private citizens who are part of this community have been invited to participate in a series of colloquia to share their knowledge, experience, and opinions with the class and community members. Satisfies Global & Intercultural Awareness requirements.
SOC 377 The Latino Community in American Society (3)

SOC 377 The Latino Community in American Society (3)

According to the 1990 census, by the year 2010, the Latino community will become the largest ethnic population in California. The Latino language and cultural influences will be felt in all public and private sectors of the society. As residents and future professional service providers, the students’ need to become aware of and understand Latino culture is critical. This course is designed to introduce the Latino community from cultural, historical, and psychological perspectives. Students will critically analyze the social context of the Latino in the United States using Santa Barbara as the study site.
Writing
WRT 310 Academic Writing (3)

WRT 310 Academic Writing (3)

Beginning with a review of basics (grammar, outline, style, purpose, etc.) the course will focus on the development of individual student’s writing skills from writing about the self through expository and persuasive writing. Through assignments and in-class exercises, the elements of basic communication common to both academic and professional writing will be examined. Revisions and development will be emphasized. There will be limited lecture and a great deal of discussion, practice and feedback in both dyad and workshop formats. The overall goal is to improve each student’s writing skills regardless of initial level of sophistication. Required in the first quarter for all students.
WRT 311 Creative Writing (3)

WRT 311 Creative Writing (3)

This course is an explanation of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and drama for students who seek an adventure in creative writing. Students will use their imagination to play with various writing techniques, which are relevant to all types of writing and genres. Through discussion and written exercises, students will write across genres and discover how they share similar sources and build on similar skills.
WRT 319 Creative Non-Fiction Writing (3)

WRT 319 Creative Non-Fiction Writing (3)

This course explores the nonfiction genre, which celebrates the author’s subjective experience and impressions. Studied forms include personal (lyrical) essays, memoirs, travel and nature articles, profiles, interviews, narrative and human interest stories, and literary journalism. Using Classical examples, students will examine the unique role of creative non-fiction in literary discourse and public debate.
WRT 339 The Personal Journal: Literature and Self Discovery (3)

WRT 339 The Personal Journal: Literature and Self Discovery (3)

Historical and contemporary uses of journals and diaries to record reflections, feelings, and events of daily life will be considered in this class, along with ways to use this creative process to survive some of life’s more difficult transitions. The course includes selected readings and weekly journal writing exercises utilizing guided imagery, dialogue, the portrait, and the not-posted letter.
WRT 394A Special Topics in Writing (1)

WRT 394A Special Topics in Writing (1)

Every quarter, a variety of one-unit seminars are offered on contemporary topics. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be repeated up to six times.