How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The unit value is also displayed.
CR/NC: Indicates a course is offered on a Credit/No Credit grading basis only.
GE Area: Indicates the General Education (GE) Area for which the course may fulfill a requirement. See the course description for details.
USCP: Indicates that credit in the course satisfies the U.S. Cultural Pluralism requirement.
GWR: Indicates the course will satisfy the Graduation Writing Requirement, if the student earns a grade of C or better AND receives certification of proficiency in writing based on a 500-word in-class essay.
Prerequisite: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements to be met before taking the course
Corequisite: Course or courses that must be taken in a previous term or in the same term
Concurrent: Course or courses that must be taken in the same term
Recommended: Course with supporting content that is recommended, but is not required to be taken in a previous term or in the same term
The course description summarizes the purpose and key topical areas of the course, and includes special requirements if they exist. It indicates the mode of instruction, such as lecture and/or laboratory; if no mode is indicated, the course is supervised independent study. If a course can be taken more than once for credit, the description will indicate that either major credit or total credit is limited to a specified number of units. Some course descriptions end with information about whether the course was "formerly" another course or whether the course is cross-listed. A cross-listed course is the same course offered within multiple subject areas, MCRO/WVIT 301 Wine Microbiology for example.
ESM 90. Early Start Program: Mathematics Workshop. 1.5 units
Prerequisite: Appropriate Math Placement Level. Concurrent: ESM 105.
Review of basic algebra skills intended for students who need to meet the CSU Early Start Program (ESP) requirement. Not for baccalaureate credit. Credit/No Credit grading only.
ESM 105. Early Start Program: Mathematics. 1 unit
Prerequisite: Appropriate Math Placement Level. Concurrent: ESM 90.
Review of basic algebra skills and an introduction to functions intended for students who need to meet the CSU Early Start Program (ESP) requirement. 1 unit for baccalaureate credit. Credit/No Credit grading only. Course may be offered in hybrid format. 1 lecture.