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Effective Summer 2020 through Spring 2021:

Listed below are updates to the 2020-21 catalog.  This includes new courses, course changes, corrections, and curriculum substitutions. 

  • New courses and course changes are the result of the Exceptions to the Catalog Review Cycle process. 
  • Corrections have been identified since the publication of the 2020-21 catalog. 
  • Curriculum substitutions are the result of approved blanket curriculum substitutions. 
  • For updates to other information in the Catalog, please see the appropriate web sites (e.g., Admissions, Office of the Registrar - Records and Evaluations, Financial Aid, Housing, etc.).
Item Change Description Date of Update or Effective Term
Academic Minors Policy In the Academic Minors section of the catalog, Added, “Italian Studies” to “For the French, German, Italian Studies and Spanish minors, the requirement for studies studying abroad is at least one third of the units must be taken at Cal Poly; this allowance is for study abroad programs only and does not apply to any domestic transfer credit” At least half the units must be taken at Cal Poly (in residence) section. 10/21/2020
Aerospace Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In Aeronautics and Astronautics Concentrations, modified footnote #2 from "Requires a petition" to "May require a petition depending on the topic. Please consult with your advisor". 5/12/20
AEPS 360 New course. Winter 2021
AGED 303 Added "Course may be offered in a classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
AGED 350 Added "Course may be offered in a classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
AGED 536 Added "Course may be offered in a classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
ASCI 346 Change prerequisite from "ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor; and ASCI 224" to "ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor" Winter 2021
Biological Sciences, MS In Electives, removed footnote #2: "Students planning to be Teaching Assistants at Cal Poly must take BIO 574." Fall 2020
BIO 447 New course. Winter 2021
Biomedical Engineering, BS - General Curriculum Concentration Add Request for Approved Electives: Added ME 403 to list of Approved Technical Electives. Summer 2020
Biomedical Engineering, BS - Mechanical Design Concentration Add Request for Approved Electives: Added ME 403 to list of Approved Technical Electives. Summer 2020
BMED 435 Add EE 473 as crosslisted course. Winter 2021
BUS 330 New course. Winter 2021
BUS/ITP 468 New course. Winter 2021
CE/CM 436 New course. Summer 2020
CE/CM 437 New course. Summer 2020
Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added ENVE 537 to approved electives list. 4/29/20
Civil Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added CE/CM 436 to Technical Electives. Summer 2020
CE 403 New course. Winter 2021
CM 314 Change prerequisite from "CM 239 or BRAE 239; CM 313. Corequisite: CM 334" to "CM 239 or BRAE 239; CM 313 or CM/CE 371". Summer 2020
CSC 121 New course. Fall 2020
CSC 122 New course. Fall 2020
DATA 472 New course. Winter 2021
EDUC 410 Course unit decrease: Change from "4" to "3" total units. Summer 2020
ENGL 241 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2020
ENGL 339 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2020
ENGL 347 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2020
Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "ERSC/GEOG 333 or GEOG 325 or MATH 142" to "ERSC/GEOG 333 or GEOG 325 or MATH 142 or GEOG 350". 7/18/20
Environmental Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "CE 204 and CE 207" to "Select one of the following two options: CE 204 and CE 207; or CE 208"; added footnote #1 "Transfer students take CE 208 in the Fall Quarter". 10/28/2020
Global Politics Minor Add Request for Approved Electives: Added POLS 420 to list of courses in Select from the following (16). 10/29/2020
Graphic Communication, BS Curriculum substitution: In support courses, added footnote 2: "MATH 116 and MATH 117 substitute". 4/7/20
GSB 516 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2020
Heavy Civil, Cross Disciplinary Studies New minor. Summer 2020
HLTH/KINE 265 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
HLTH/KINE 450 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
HNRS 361 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
ISLA 303 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2021
KINE 449 Change prerequisite from "KINE 304; KINE 349; KINE 445; and KINE 459" to "KINE 304; KINE 349; KINE 445. Recommended: KINE 459." Winter 2021
LA 520 New course. Winter 2021
LA 521 New course. Winter 2021
LA 538 New course. Winter 2021
LS 255 New course. Summer 2020
ME 251 Change recommended prerequisite from "IME 143 for EE majors" to "INE 143 for EE majors or IME 146 for ME majors." Winter 2021
ME 313 New course. Fall 2020
ME 328 Change prerequisite from "BMED 212 or ME 234; CE 207; CPE/CSC 101 or CSC 231 or CSC 234; MATE 210; ME 212; and ME 251. Corequisite: IME 141 or ITP 341 or ME 161" to "BMED 212 or ME 234; CE 207 or CE 208; MATE 210; and ME 212. Corequisite: CPE/CSC 101 or CSC 231 or CSC 234; ME 251. Recommended: ENGL 149." Winter 2021
ME 403 New course. Summer 2020
Mechanical Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In General Concentration, added ME 403 to list of Approved Technical Electives. Summer 2020
Mechanical Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: In support coursework, changed requirement from "IME 145, IME 146 (2)" to "IME 145 and IME 146; or IME 143 (2)". Add Footnote #4 "IME 143 is required in lieu of IME 145 and IME 146 for change of major and transfer students". 10/22/2020
NR 304 New course. Winter 2021
PHIL 285 Change prerequisite from "One of the following: PHIL 231, PHIL 331, PHIL 332, PHIL 333, PHIL 334, PHIL 335, PHIL 336, PHIL 337, PHIL 339, PHIL 340, PHIL 341 or PHIL 439; and completion of GE area A with grades of C- or better" to "One of the following: PHIL 231, PHIL 323, PHIL 327, PHIL 328, PHIL 331, PHIL 332, PHIL 333, PHIL 334, PHIL 335, PHIL 336, PHIL 337, PHIL 339, PHIL 340, PHIL 341 or PHIL 439; and completion of GE area A with grades of C- or better." Winter 2021
PHIL 323 Add HNRS 325 as crosslisted course. Winter 2021
PHIL 336 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to the course description. Winter 2021
RPTA 465 Change prerequisite from "Minimum GPA of 2.0; 1,000 verified hours of advisor-approved paid and/or volunteer experience subsequent to high school; completion of all university coursework other than Internship; approval of Internship Coordinator" to "Minimum GPA of 2.0; 1,000 verified hours of advisor-approved paid and/or volunteer experience subsequent to high school; completion of all university coursework other than Internship or approval of Internship Coordinator." Winter 2021
SOC 321 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2020