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A

Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
Agribusiness (AGB)
Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences (AEPS)
Agricultural Communication (AGC)
Agricultural Education (AGED)
Agriculture (AG)
Animal Science (ASCI)
Anthropology (ANT)
Architectural Engineering (ARCE)
Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTR)

B

Biology (BIO)
Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE)
Botany (BOT)
Business (BUS)

C

Chemistry (CHEM)
Child Development (CD)
Chinese (CHIN)
City and Regional Planning (CRP)
Civil Engineering (CE)
College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
Communication Studies (COMS)
Computer Engineering (CPE)
Computer Science (CSC)
Construction Management (CM)

D

Dairy Science (DSCI)
Dance (DANC)
Data Science (DATA)

E

Early Start English (ESE)
Early Start Math (ESM)
Earth Science (ERSC)
Economics (ECON)
Education (EDUC)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering (ENGR)
English (ENGL)
Environmental Design (EDES)
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
Environmental Sciences (ESCI)
Ethnic Studies (ES)

F

Fire Protection Engineering (FPE)
Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)
French (FR)

G

Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
German (GER)
Graduate Studies (GS)
Graduate Studies-Accounting (GSA)
Graduate Studies-Business (GSB)
Graduate Studies-Economics (GSE)
Graduate Studies-Packaging (GSP)
Graphic Communication (GRC)

H

Health (HLTH)
History (HIST)
Honors Contract (HNRC)
Honors (HNRS)

I

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)
Industrial Technology and Packaging (ITP)
Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts (ISLA)
Italian (ITAL)

J

Japanese (JPNS)
Journalism (JOUR)

K

Kinesiology (KINE)

L

Landscape Architecture (LA)
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES)
Liberal Studies (LS)

M

Marine Science (MSCI)
Materials Engineering (MATE)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Microbiology (MCRO)
Military Science Leadership (MSL)
Music (MU)

N

Natural Resources (NR)

P

Philosophy (PHIL)
Physical Education: Men (PEM)
Physical Education: Women (PEW)
Physical Science (PSC)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Psychology (PSY)

R

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (RPTA)
Religious Studies (RELS)

S

Science and Mathematics (SCM)
Social Sciences (SOCS)
Sociology (SOC)
Soil Science (SS)
Spanish (SPAN)
Special Education (SPED)
Statistics (STAT)
Systems Integration Engineering (SIE)

T

Theatre (TH)

U

University Studies (UNIV)

W

Wine and Viticulture (WVIT)
Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
World Languages and Cultures (WLC)

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (AG)

  • Agribusiness  (AGB)
  • Agricultural Education and Communication (AGC, AGED)
  • Animal Science (ASCI, DSCI)
  • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE)
  • Experience Industry Management (RPTA)
  • Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)
  • Horticulture and Crop Science (AEPS)
  • Military Science (MSL)
  • Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (ERSC, ESCI, NR, SS)
  • Wine and Viticulture (WVIT)

College of Architecture and Environmental Design (EDES)

  • Architectural Engineering (ARCE)
  • Architecture  (ARCH)
  • City and Regional Planning (CRP)
  • Construction Management (CM)
  • Landscape Architecture (LA)

Orfalea College of Business (BUS, ECON, GSA, GSB, GSE, GSP, ITP)
 
College of Engineering (ENGR, FPE)

  • Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE, ENVE)
  • Computer Engineering (CPE)
  • Computer Science (CSC)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • General Engineering (ENGR)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME, SIE)
  • Materials Engineering (MATE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

College of Liberal Arts   

College of Science and Mathematics (SCM)

Extended Education (GS)
 
Interdisciplinary or University-Wide  

  • Honors Program (HNRC, HNRS)
  • Intercollegiate Athletics (PEM, PEW)
  • Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program (LAES)
  • University Studies (UNIV)

Selected Topics Courses

(Summer 2019 through Spring 2020)

Selected topics courses are academic credit-bearing courses in the Cal Poly catalog that provide a generic course vehicle to offer special topics on an "as needed basis." The most common selected topics courses, 270, 470, 471, 570, 571, are available to all academic programs, and have the same generic course description.

The specific topic title appears in the Class Schedule and on the students' transcripts.

AEPS 470 Advances in Plant Pathology (3) Effective Fall 2019
Discussions of molecular methods for disease diagnostics, parasitism and disease development, effect of pathogens on plant function, pathogen and host plant genetics, infection processes, plant defense mechanisms, epidemiology and disease management, and career opportunities in the field of Plant Pathology.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Recommended: AEPS 323.

AGC 270 AgCircle Publication (2) Effective Winter 2020
Application of communication skills to tell stories of food, agriculture and environmental sciences for digital and print editions of AgCircle magazine. Experience building skills including interviewing, writing, editing, layout, design and publication process, and project management. Publication of student work in AgCircle.
Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

AGC 470 Communicating Ag to Public Audiences (4) Effective Winter 2020
Examination of effective communication methods of complex agricultural, food, and environmental sciences research topics. Exploration and implementation of digital communication practices to translate and communicate science topics to public audiences. Focus on communication of current campus-related scientific research endeavors.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ARCE 570/571 Advanced Structural Design and Lab (3) Effective Winter 2020
Design principles for advanced structural systems in buildings. Exploration and integration of structural materials, framing schemes, and foundations for buildings, including section strategies. Analysis, design, and construction of steel, concrete, wood, and masonry structures. Design and construction issues related to foundation systems.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ARCE 570 and ARCE 571 required.

ARCE 570/571 Soil-Structure Interaction and Lab (3) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to analysis techniques for seismic soil-structure interaction, inertial and kinematic interaction, impedance functions and transfer functions for shallow and deep foundations. Implementation in standards and design guidelines. Field and laboratory tests. Analysis procedures. Emphasis on analytical and experimental procedures.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ARCE 570 and ARCE 571 required.

BIO 471 Human Gross Anatomy (2) Effective Summer 2019
Human gross anatomy study using human cadaver dissection from a regional perspective. Dissection of the musculo-skeletal and nervous tissues, vasculature, and viscera of body regions including: head, neck, torso, extremities and body cavities.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Recommended: One of the following anatomy or physiology courses with a grade of B- or better: BIO 231, BIO 232, BIO 361, BIO 406, BIO 407, BIO 408, or BIO 409.

BUS 470 People Analytics (4) Effective Winter 2020
Data-driven approach to human resource practices with emphasis on the strategic use of analytics to drive effective practice and support decision-making. Use of appropriate data sources and techniques for testing HR-related questions. Considerations for collection and use of human data.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CSC 570 Graduate Hardware Security (4) Effective Winter 2020
In-depth exploration of hardware security from embedded systems to secure VHDL design. Digital rights management, hardware-based trojans, hardware implementation of cryptography, side-channel attacks, secure communication protocols, hardware-based overflow detection, physical device verification, physical device attestation, and physically unclonable functions.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and evidence of satisfactory preparation in computer science.

EE 271 Introduction to C Programming with a Hardware Emphasis (1) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to the C programming language with an emphasis on microprocessor implementation and applications.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EE 271 Introduction to C++ Programming with a Hardware Emphasis (1) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to the C++ object-oriented programming language with an emphasis on microprocessor implementation and applications.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EE 470/471 Introduction to Computer Forensics and Lab (4) Effective Winter 2020
Basic computer disk and computer network forensics. Overview of the structure of popular file systems and file system metadata analysis. Overview of current encryption and decryption techniques. File storage formats. Exercises in adversarial thinking. Design and analysis of mock digital forensics scenarios. Ethical issues of computer security and privacy.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in EE 470 and EE 471 required.
Recommended: Familiarity with Linux operating system.

IME 470 Senior Design Project II (1) Effective Fall 2019
Continuation of IME 481. Involves research methodology: problem statement, method, results, analysis, synthesis, project design, construction (when feasible), and evaluation/conclusions. Project results presented in thesis-like formal reports suitable for reference library and formal oral presentations. Professional ethics.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in IME 470 and IME 471 required.

IME 471 Senior Design Project II Lab (2) Effective Fall 2019
Continuation of IME 481. Involves research methodology: problem statement, method, results, analysis, synthesis, project design, construction (when feasible), and evaluation/conclusions. Project results presented in thesis-like formal reports suitable for reference library and formal oral presentations. Professional ethics.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in IME 470 and IME 471 required.

IME 470/471 Power Applications and Lab (2) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to Microsoft Power products. Collect, analyze and visualize data using Microsoft Products: Power Bi, PowerApps, Flows, Forms, and Teams.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in IME 470 and IME 471 required.

ITP 270 Personal Leadership - 7 Habits (4) Effective Summer 2019
Learn and practice the what, why, and how of personal leadership. Uses the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People framework to provide students with skills they will use repeatedly in their careers and life. Includes lecture, video, peer-to-peer coaching, and reflective assignments to reinforce concepts. Course offered online only. Weekly 2-hour synchronous webinar meetings required, plus online study.
Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

KINE 290 Gender and Power-Based Violence Prevention (3) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to the public health epidemic of gender and power-based violence with focus on societal power dynamics. Emphasis on considerations for prevention on each level of the social ecological model, and self-development of understanding, skills, and behavior.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MATE 470 Introduction to Textile Engineering (4) Effective Fall 2019
Investigation of synthetic, natural and non-polymeric fibers and their textiles. Chemical and physical structures of fibers. Methods of fiber formation and resulting properties. Yarns, woven and non-woven textile structures, processing and properties. Textiles in composites, geotextiles, medical devices, and apparel.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NR 470/471 Agroecology and Lab (4) Effective Fall 2019
Ecological concepts and principles taught in the context of agricultural systems. Laboratory exercises designed to train in the analysis of ecological processes in agricultural systems, with a focus on ecological structures (biotic and abiotic) and functions (energy flow, nutrient cycling).
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in NR 470 and NR 471 required.

TH 275 Scenic Painting for Stage (4) Effective Winter 2020
Introduction to scenic painting techniques used in theatre. Color mixing and media preparation, surface sizing and preparation, finishes, pattern or stencil work, and scaled transfer. Paint shop operations and functions.
Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

TH 275 Technical Production for Theatre (4) Effective Fall 2019
Introduction to theatre production techniques and terminology, including elements of light hanging and programming; tools and processes required to analyze, and construct scenery; rigging practices.
Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

TH 470/471 Mainstage Theatre Rehearsal and Production (4) Effective Fall 2019
Rehearsal and Production of LYSISTRATA for public presentation as part of AY19/20 Theatre Production Season. Credit for participation as actor & stage management.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor (by audition). Concurrent enrollment in TH 470 and TH 471 required.

TH 470 Sound for Theatre (4) Effective Winter 2020
Development and utilization of sound engineering, technical systems, critical listening, and sound design skills. Incorporation of techniques related to industry standard equipment and software.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.