UCLA-Sample-Syllabus-2016

Sample Syllabi


SAMPLE SYLLABI FOR SUMMER SESSIONS COURSES

In order to help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of select courses with a sample syllabus available.  Sample syllabi may provide an answer to your questions such as:

  • What are the course objectives?
  • What are the course outcomes?
  • Why should I take the course?
  • Is there a requisite or preparation required for my success in the course?
  • Can I successfully manage the course workload?
  • How does the course fit into my graduation requirements and academic goals?

If you are a visiting student wishing to participate in UCLA Summer Sessions, a sample syllabus can help your home institution determine whether the course credit can transfer and apply to your graduation requirements. 

For your convenience, the courses with sample syllabi are organized by subject area and session . GE and Writing II courses are listed separately for UCLA students looking to satisfy GE or Writing II requirements this summer. We strongly recommend that you first consult your academic advisor about your graduation requirements and credit transfer if applicable.

While the majority of courses are 6-weeks long, a small number of courses in Session A last for 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in a course that is offered during Session A, please be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to verify the course length. All Session C courses are 6-weeks long.

 

2016 SESSION SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC COURSES
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
Session A 6 weeks June 20, 2016 July 29, 2016
Session A 8 weeks June 20, 2016 August 12, 2016
Session A 9 weeks June 20, 2016 August 19, 2016
Session A 10 weeks June 20, 2016 August 26, 2016
Session C 6 weeks August 1, 2016 September 9, 2016

Please note that a full list of over 1,600 academic courses offered this summer is available on the UCLA Schedule of Classes. If you do not see the course you are looking for here, you may contact the instructor or the department to obtain a syllabus. Contact information is accessible on the UCLA Directory.

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ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans (Session A)
ASIA AM 30W: Asian American Literature and Culture (Session C)
ASIA AM 50: Asian American Women (Session A)
ASIA AM 112C: Asian American Creative Writing (Session A)
ASIA AM M129: Health Issues for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Myth or Model (Session C)
ASIA AM 130A: Chinese American Experience (Session C)
ASIA AM 174A: Gender and International Migration(Session A)
ASIA AM 187C: Asian Americans and Race Relations in Los Angeles (Session A)

 

COMMUNICATION STUDIES INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

COMM ST 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (Session A | Session C)
COMM ST 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies (Session A | Session C)

 

ENGLISH

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing (Session A | Session C)

 

EARTH, PLANETARY, AND SPACE SCIENCES

EPS SCI 1: Introduction to Earth Science (Session A)
EPS SCI 9: Solar Systems and Planets (Session A)
EPS SCI 16: Major Events in History of Life (Session C)

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency (Session A | Session C)
ESL 21: Pronunciation (Session A | Session C)
ESL 22: Public Speaking (Session A | Session C)
ESL 23: American Culture through Film (Session A | Session C)
ESL 24: Preparation for American University (Session C)
ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing (Session A | Session C)
ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking (Session C)
ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing (Session A)
ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style (Session A | Session C)

 

INFORMATION STUDIES

INF STD 10: Information and Power (Session A)
INF STD 20: Digital Cultures and Society (Session A)
INF STD 30: Internet and Society (Session A)
INF STD 289 SEM 1: Misinformation (Session A)

 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

INTL DV 110: Economic Development and Culture Change (Session A | Session C)
INTL DV M120: Political Economy of Development (Session A)
INTL DV 191 SEM 1: Education, Gender, and Social Inclusion: Policy and Practice (Session C)

 

LATIN

LATIN 16: Intensive First-Year Latin (Session A)

 

MATHEMATICS

MATH 1: Precalculus (Session A)
MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Science Students (Session A)
MATH 3B: Calculus for Life Science Students (Session C)
MATH 3C: Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra for Life Science Students (Session A)
MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus (Session A)
MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series (Session C)
MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables (Session A)
MATH 32B: Calculus of Several Variables (Session C)
MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications (Session A)
MATH 33B: Differential Equations (Session C)
MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures (Session A)
MATH 110A: Algebra (Session A)
MATH 115A: Linear Algebra (Session A | Session C)
MATH 131A: Analysis (Session A | Session C)
MATH 132: Complex Analysis for Applications (Session A)
MATH 134: Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations (Session A)
MATH 135: Ordinary Differential Equations (Session A)
MATH 142: Mathematical Modeling (Session A | Session C)
MATH 164: Optimization (Session A)
MATH 167: Mathematical Game Theory (Session A)
MATH 170A: Probability Theory (Session A)
MATH 170B: Probability Theory (Session C)
MATH 174E: Mathematics of Finance for Mathematics/Finance Students (Session A)

 

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOS 2: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (Session A)
PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy (Session C)
PHILOS 5: Philosophy in Literature (Session A)
PHILOS 6: Introduction to Political Philosophy Session A)
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (Session A | Session C)
PHILOS 8: Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Session A)
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory (Session A | Session C)
PHILOS 23: Meaning and Communication (Session C)
PHILOS 31: Logic, First Course (Session A | Session C)
PHILOS 100A: History of Greek Philosophy (Session A)
PHILOS 116: 19th-Century Philosophy: Nietzsche (Session C)
PHILOS C119: Topics in Modern Philosophy: Arc of History (Session A)
PHILOS 129: Philosophy of Psychology (Session A |Session C)
PHILOS 151A: History of Ethics: Selected Classics in Ancient Ethical Theories -- Plato, Aristotle (Session C)
PHILOS 155: Medical Ethics (Session C)
PHILOS 166: Philosophy of Law (Session A)
PHILOS 174: Topics in Theory of Knowledge: Some Problems of Self-Knowledge (Session A)
PHILOS 177A: Existentialism (Session C)
PHILOS 185: Major Philosophers of 20th Century: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philosophical Investigations (Session A)

 

PROGRAMMING IN COMPUTING

COMPTNG 10A: Introduction to Programming (Session A)
COMPTNG 10B: Intermediate Programming (Session A)

 

SOCIETY AND GENETICS

SOC GEN 5: Integrative Approaches to Human Biology and Society (Session C)
SOC GEN 134: Food and Health in Global Perspective Session C)
SOC GEN 162: Biotechnologies, Law, and Body (Session A)
SOC GEN 188: Special Courses in Society and Genetics: Bioart, Biohacking, and Citizen Science (Session C)

 

THEATER

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity (Session C)
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater (Session A)
THEATER 120A: Acting in Performance in Film I (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 120B: Acting in Performance in Film II (Session A) | Session C)

 

URBAN PLANNING

URBN PL M165 - Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future (Session A)

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SESSION A

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans (Session A)
ASIA AM 50: Asian American Women (Session A)
ASIA AM 112C: Asian American Creative Writing (Session A)
ASIA AM 174A: Gender and International Migration(Session A)
ASIA AM 187C: Asian Americans and Race Relations in Los Angeles (Session A)

COMM ST 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (Session A)
COMM ST 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies (Session A)

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing (Session A)

EPS SCI 1: Introduction to Earth Science (Session A)
EPS SCI 9: Solar Systems and Planets (Session A)

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency (Session A)
ESL 21: Pronunciation (Session A)
ESL 22: Public Speaking (Session A)
ESL 23: American Culture through Film (Session A)
ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing (Session A)
ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing (Session A)
ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style (Session A)

INF STD 10: Information and Power (Session A)
INF STD 20: Digital Cultures and Society (Session A)
INF STD 30: Internet and Society (Session A)
INF STD 289 SEM 1: Misinformation (Session A)

INTL DV 110: Economic Development and Culture Change (Session A)
INTL DV M120: Political Economy of Development (Session A)

LATIN 16: Intensive First-Year Latin (Session A)

MATH 1: Precalculus (Session A)
MATH 3A: Calculus for Life Science Students (Session A)
MATH 3C: Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra for Life Science Students (Session A)
MATH 31A: Differential and Integral Calculus (Session A)
MATH 32A: Calculus of Several Variables (Session A)
MATH 33A: Linear Algebra and Applications (Session A)
MATH 61: Introduction to Discrete Structures (Session A)
MATH 110A: Algebra (Session A)
MATH 115A: Linear Algebra (Session A)
MATH 131A: Analysis (Session A)
MATH 132: Complex Analysis for Applications (Session A)
MATH 134: Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations (Session A)
MATH 135: Ordinary Differential Equations (Session A)
MATH 142: Mathematical Modeling (Session A)
MATH 164: Optimization (Session A)
MATH 167: Mathematical Game Theory (Session A)
MATH 170A: Probability Theory (Session A)
MATH 172A: Introduction to Financial Mathematics (Session A)
MATH 174E: Mathematics of Finance for Mathematics/Finance Students (Session A)

PHILOS 2: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (Session A)
PHILOS 5: Philosophy in Literature (Session A)
PHILOS 6: Introduction to Political Philosophy Session A)
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (Session A)
PHILOS 8: Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Session A
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory (Session A)
PHILOS 31: Logic, First Course (Session A)
PHILOS 100A: History of Greek Philosophy (Session A)
PHILOS C119: Topics in Modern Philosophy: Arc of History (Session A)
PHILOS 129: Philosophy of Psychology (Session A)
PHILOS 166: Philosophy of Law (Session A)
PHILOS 174: Topics in Theory of Knowledge: Some Problems of Self-Knowledge (Session A)
PHILOS 185: Major Philosophers of 20th Century: Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philosophical Investigations (Session A)

COMPTNG 10A: Introduction to Programming (Session A)
COMPTNG 10B: Intermediate Programming (Session A)

SOC GEN 162: Biotechnologies, Law, and Body (Session A)

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session A)
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals (Session A)
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera (Session A)
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing (Session A)
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater (Session A)
THEATER 120A: Acting in Performance in Film I (Session A)
THEATER 120B: Acting in Performance in Film II (Session A)

URBN PL M165 - Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future (Session A)

 

SESSION C

ASIA AM 30W: Asian American Literature and Culture (Session C)
ASIA AM M129: Health Issues for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Myth or Model (Session C)
ASIA AM 130A: Chinese American Experience (Session C)

COMM ST 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (Session C)

COMM ST 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies (Session C)

ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing (Session C)

EPS SCI 16: Major Events in History of Life (Session C)

ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency (Session C)
ESL 21: Pronunciation (Session C)
ESL 22: Public Speaking (Session C)
ESL 23: American Culture through Film (Session C)
ESL 24: Preparation for American University (Session C)
ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing (Session C)
ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking (Session C)
ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style (Session C)

INTL DV 110: Economic Development and Culture Change (Session C)
INTL DV 191 SEM 1: Education, Gender, and Social Inclusion: Policy and Practice (Session C)

MATH 3B: Calculus for Life Science Students (Session C)
MATH 31B: Integration and Infinite Series (Session C)
MATH 32B: Calculus of Several Variables (Session C)
MATH 33B: Differential Equations (Session C)
MATH 115A: Linear Algebra (Session C)
MATH 131A: Analysis (Session C)
MATH 170B: Probability Theory (Session C)

PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy (Session C)
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (Session C)
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory (Session C)
PHILOS 23: Meaning and Communication (Session C)
PHILOS 31: Logic, First Course (Session C)
PHILOS 116: 19th-Century Philosophy: Nietzsche (Session C)
PHILOS 129: Philosophy of Psychology (Session C)
PHILOS 151A: History of Ethics: Selected Classics in Ancient Ethical Theories -- Plato, Aristotle (Session C)
PHILOS 155: Medical Ethics (Session C
PHILOS 177A: Existentialism (Session C)

SOC GEN 5: Integrative Approaches to Human Biology and Society (Session C)
SOC GEN 134: Food and Health in Global Perspective Session C)
SOC GEN 188: Special Courses in Society and Genetics: Bioart, Biohacking, and Citizen Science (Session C)

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session C)
THEATER 20: Acting Fundamentals (Session C)
THEATER 21: Acting for Camera (Session C)
THEATER 30: Dramatic Writing (Session C)
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity (Session C)
THEATER 120A: Acting in Performance in Film I (Session C)
THEATER 120B: Acting in Performance in Film II (Session C)

ONLINE COURSES

EPS SCI 16: Major Events in History of Life (Session C)
PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy (Session C)
THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 107: Drama of Diversity (Session C)
THEATER 110: History of American Musical Theater (Session A)
THEATER 120A: Acting in Performance in Film I (Session A | Session C)
THEATER 120B: Acting in Performance in Film II (Session A) | Session C)

Courses that satisfy UCLA General Education and Writing II Requirements

FOUNDATIONS OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Literary and Cultural Analysis

ASIA AM 30W: Asian American Literature and Culture (Session C)
PHILOS 2: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (Session A)
PHILOS 5: Philosophy in Literature (Session A)
THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session A | Session C)

Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis

PHILOS 2: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (Session A)
PHILOS 3: Historical Introduction to Philosophy (Session C)
PHILOS 5: Philosophy in Literature (Session A)
PHILOS 6: Introduction to Political Philosophy Session A)
PHILOS 7: Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (Session A | Session C)
PHILOS 8: Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Session A)
PHILOS 22: Introduction to Ethical Theory (Session A | Session C)
PHILOS 23: Meaning and Communication (Session C)

Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice

THEATER 10: Introduction to Theater (Session A | Session C)

FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Historical Analysis

ASIA AM 10: History of Asian Americans (Session A)

Social Analysis

ASIA AM 50: Asian American Women (Session A)
INF STD 10: Information and Power (Session A)
INF STD 20: Digital Cultures and Society (Session A)
INF STD 30: Internet and Society (Session A)
PHILOS 6: Introduction to Political Philosophy Session A)

FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

Life Sciences

EPS SCI 16: Major Events in History of Life (Session C)
SOC GEN 5: Integrative Approaches to Human Biology and Society (Session C)

Physical Sciences

EPS SCI 9: Solar Systems and Planets (Session A)
PHILOS 8: Introduction to Philosophy of Science (Session A)

WRITING II

ASIA AM 30W: Asian American Literature and Culture (Session C)
ENGL 20W: Introduction to Creative Writing (Session A | Session C)