University of California, Davis

Davis, CA, USA

Available Courses

Analysis of film form and narrative, including cinematography, editing, and sound. Issues in film studies including authorship, stardom, race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. 

The objectives of this course are to help students to think logically to solve engineering problems, become comfortable programming in the Matlab language, gain design experience, and master the computer skills necessary for modern engineers. This course covers: (1) Methodology for solving engineering problems; (2) Engineering computing and visualization based on MATLAB; (3) Engineering examples and applications.

The goal of this course is to provide students a good understanding of modern day foods and their properties. Ancient and modern food folklore is examined using modern science, as related to health and well being. Exploration of foods and science related to food safety, organic food, herbalism, food preservation, and nutritional enhancement. 

This course will introduce students to basic sociological research about the relationship between individuals and the social world from the topical subfield of social psychology. The class will include a discussion of the nature of the self, the psyche, as well as key concepts/theories within social psychology. In this course, students will also explore the tension and intersection between the self and society. How is the self influenced by social, historical, and cultural contexts? How does this affect our identities and our world at large? How can we utilize social psychological concepts to better understand social phenomena such as racism, discrimination, and oppression? Through this course, students will learn to utilize a sociological lens to better understand the relationship between individuals, groups, and wider society.

This course introduces students to the range of major research areas in the empirical study of mediated communication. These research areas include media uses and effects, media economics, computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, political communication, health communication, media and cognition, and entertainment studies. Through lecture and course readings, students will come to know the foundational assumptions, methods and theories associated with each of these areas. 

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the study of mass communication. This foundation will include background information about those media, both general and specific, as well as diverse perspectives employed in studying and analyzing them. Students will develop a greater understanding of media industries, regulations, and research, and become more informed, effective media consumers.

Explores the forms of American English: traditional notions of regional dialects and increasingly important social dialects, reflecting age, class, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Influence of language attitudes on perception of dialect speakers; dialect in media, education, and literature.

Selected technological and social factors. Preconditions of economic development and industrialization. Social, political, and cultural issues at various levels of economic development. Major historical differences and major current trends. Emphasis either on highly industrialized countries or on less developed countries.

Neuroscientific foundations of higher mental processes including attention, memory, language, higher-level perceptual and motor processes, and consciousness. Emphasis on the neural mechanisms which form the substrates of human cognition and the relationship of mind to brain. 

Communication competence in professional settings. Managing face-to-face and virtual teams. Leadership, conflict management and negotiation skills. Communication in diverse organizations. Leveraging communication networks. Effective interviewing. 

This class is intended to serve as a non-mathematical introduction to how chemical engineers think, as illustrated by elucidation of the process of roasting and brewing coffee. The instructors will provide qualitative overviews of the basic principles of engineering analysis and design, and then guide the students in corresponding laboratory experiments testing the effect of design choices on the sensory qualities of coffee. In this manner, students will learn that even a process with only two “chemicals” – coffee beans and water – requires careful consideration of key physical concepts that are actually ubiquitous in chemical engineering.

We would all like to reason better when deciding what to believe, and when deciding what to do. This course provides the tools students need, drawing from several areas: cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, logic, probability, and decision theory. We will consider empirical evidence about heuristics and biases—spontaneous judgments that can be predictably irrational. In this class students will learn what good deductive, causal, and probabilistic reasoning looks like. However, the goal is entirely practical: to develop effective reasoning skills with clear applications in your personal and professional lives.

This course will cover three areas: organizational structure such as horizontal and vertical; management of the organization such a teams and change management and conflict resolution; and environment of the organization such as conflict resolution, strategy, leadership.

A common and useful approach to this class is “to learn by doing” in what is often called the experiential approach. This approach to a management class provides the student with what we call “object lessons” that gives the student a better recall of the particular topics.  So, we use business cases, a film, and stories generally in the form of readings to “simulate” situations for analysis.

Create, refine, test and present viable ideas for new food products. Activities include trend monitoring, consumer research, idea generation, concept screening, and new product concept presentations. 

Analysis and visualization of historical and contemporary data about populations and societies using R. Critical exploration of visual communication of information about people over time and critical assessment of role of data collection and analysis in societies.

Study of the history and power of the modern corporation; corporate organization; politics, the state, and the corporation; labor unions and the labor process; competition, regulation and international markets; the multinational and conglomerate corporation; and mass markets and consumerism.

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