200 Seminar in Social Ecology (4). Students are introduced to the classic and contemporary literature of human and social ecology and are expected to use the ecological paradigm to analyze social phenomena of interest to the differing subprograms.
201 Research Methods (4). In-depth analysis of the conceptualization of research and the design of appropriate research strategies. Topics covered are experimental design, questionnaire and interview construction, and observation techniques. Prerequisite: previous course work in statistics.
241A-B Environment, Development, and Health (2-2). Highlights developments in environmental, developmental and health psychology, urban sociology, and public health. Emphasizes mental health aspects of person-environment transactions. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
254 Research Design and Data Analysis (4). Examines the practical implications of linkages between research methods and data analysis. Considers the underlying assumptions of common statistical procedures (e.g., regression and ANOVA analysis) and how certain methodological choices can render their usage questionable.
255 Professional Issues (2). Examines a variety of issues related to the professional socialization and development of graduate students in Social Ecology. Topics include the publication process, sources of research funding, alternative employment options, competitiveness in the job market, and the academic career route. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. May be taken for credit twice.
260 Seminar in Applied Statistics (4). Introduces methods for data analyses and statistical computing using SPSS for Windows. Emphasis is on the applied use of statistics to test specific hypotheses and drawing appropriate conclusions based on available statistical evidence.
261 Strategies of Theory Development (4). The goals are (1) to examine key issues and controversies facing the development of social ecological theory, and (2) to encourage students to develop their own abilities as theorists. Strategies for enhancing creative hypothesis formation are emphasized.
263 Integrating Concepts in Social Ecology (2 or 4). Examines epistemology, theoretical foundations, underlying assumptions, and applications of social ecological perspectives. Integrates interdisciplinary concepts drawn from the interests of students, faculty, and invited guests. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
264A-B Data Analysis (4). Provides an appreciation and understanding of statistics necessary to conduct applied research. Topics include approaches to and presentation of data, robust statistics, standardization techniques, multivariate regression, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
266A Structural Equation Modeling (4). The general structural equation model is developed including path models, recursive and nonrecursive structural models, multiple indicator models, and confirmatory factor models. Use of LISREL and other software for estimating model parameters is covered. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 264A-B or consent of instructor. Formerly Social Ecology 266.
266B Applied Logistic Regression (4). Develops statistical models to be used where the dependent variable is dichotomous. Applications to be considered include cohort and ease-control analyses. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 264A-B or consent of instructor.
266C Analysis of Statistical Power (4). Statistical power is a crucial aspect of hypothesis testing. Students learn how to interpret statistical power; how to calculate statistical power for most common designs; and how to design experiments and quasi-experiments to optimize power. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 264A-B; and graduate standing or consent of instructor.
266D Analysis of Survival Date (4). Provides an introduction to survival analysis methods for the analysis of change in discrete dependent variables. Focuses on data collection strategies for obtaining longitudinal data and continuous-time hazards models. Communicates the variety and power of multivariate hazard models.
270 Applied ANOVA (4). Examines fundamental concepts and a variety of ANOVA designs, in an applied setting. Basic terminology, theoretical background, and applications of ANOVA models (univariate, multivariate, and repeated measures) with multiple comparisons are presented through lecture and use of statistical hardware. Prerequisite: one graduate-level statistics course.
275 Special Topics in Social Ecology (2 to 4). Topics covered vary with interests of the instructor. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
290A Descriptive Multivariate Statistics I (4). Lecture, four hours; laboratory, two hours. Mathematical tools to organize and illuminate the multivariate methods. Multiple regression analysis. Multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis. Statistical computing via MDS(x), DMDP, and SPSS. Students must enroll in the laboratory section which meets on Wednesdays. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite: Social Sciences 100A-B-C or equivalent. Same as Information and Computer Science 238A, Social Science 201A, and Management 290X.
290B Applied Multivariate Statistics (4). Lecture, four hours; laboratory, two hours. Presentation of the principle methods of multivariate statistics including criteria for appropriate use and the interpretation of resulting measurements. Computer exercises are used to demonstrate concepts. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 290A. Same as Information and Computer Science 238B, Management 290Y, and Social Science 201B.
290C Sampling Techniques and Estimation Methods (4). Review of confidence interval estimates derived from simple random samples followed by presentation of techniques for improving precision of sample-generated estimates that take account of realistic issues. Methods for dealing with bias and nonsampling errors. Prerequisite: Social Ecology 166A-B-C or equivalent. Same as Social Science 201C and Management 290.
291 Program Evaluation (4). Students are introduced to the use of research techniques and statistical methods in assessing the effectiveness of social programs. Different evaluative models are discussed using examples of actual program evaluations. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 201 and two quarters of graduate-level statistics. Intended for students in the Ph.D. program.
295 Master's Thesis Research and Writing (4 to 8). Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
296 Doctoral Dissertation Research and Writing (4 to 12). Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
297 Field Studies (2 to 4) F, W, S
298 Directed Studies (2 to 4) F, W, S
299 Independent Study (2 to 8) F, W, S. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
399 University Supervised Teaching (2 to 4) F, W, S. Required of and limited to Teaching Assistants. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
C230 Crime and Public Policy (4). Discusses the measurement of violent crime; violent offenders and their victims; theoretical explanations of violence; the contribution of the media, drugs, guns, and alcohol to violence; and how the justice system treats and punishes violent offenders. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C232 Juvenile Delinquency (4). Examines the major theories of juvenile delinquency, prevention and control programs, and the administration of juvenile justice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C235 Theories of Crime (4). Examines the positions of thinkers such as Bentham, Freud, Marx, Lombroso, Sutherland, as well as those of the current labeling theorists, who believe that crime is primarily a function of the distribution of power. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C237 Legal Reasoning (4). Examines the leading theoretical and philosophical approaches to jurisprudence and legal reasoning; introduces primary print and electronic sources of legal data and basic legal research techniques. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C239 Law and Society (4). Discusses the major schools in the sociology of law from the early years to the present. Addresses the differences among the schools and locates them in their historical and intellectual context. Presents case studies, comparing the utility of these theoretical traditions. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C240 Law and Social Change (4). Examines laws and legal institutions and their interaction with society focusing on the issue of change. Law as a product of social change and law as a source of social change. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C243 Juvenile Justice and Public Policy (4). Explores the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency and society's responses to it. Reviews major theoretical perspectives regarding the onset, persistence, and desistance of juvenile delinquency and examines their relationship to juvenile justice policies and practices.
C245 Social Science and the Legal Process (4). Examines social science methods for understanding and affecting the legal process. Emphasizes a current legal issue. The class provides, through its research and legal analysis, input into the adjudication of the issue under consideration. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C249 Law and Morality (4). Examines major theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented research related to the design, implementation, and analysis of government intervention, through the criminal sanction, in the spheres of vice and morality. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C251 Qualitative Criminological Analysis (4). Examines issues and strategies involved in the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Application of qualitative research methods with respect to criminology, law and society. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
C276 Social Deviance (4). Provides an in-depth examination of the field of social deviance. Major perspectives are examined in relation to policy issues concerning causation and control of deviant behavior. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E206 Perceptions of Environmental and Health Risks (4). In-depth discussion of nonexpert assessment of risks presented by environmental carcinogens, technologies, natural hazards, and chronic and infectious diseases. Examines how the public interprets and uses aggregate risk/health data, and the role of cognition and emotion in risk perception. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E210 California's Population (4). Provides a non-specialist introduction to social demography through a focus on California population. Surveys historical and current trends in the State's growth, its industries and occupations, and its ethnic and racial makeup. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E217 Qualitative Research Methods in Environmental Design (4). Explores the nature and varieties of qualitative inquiry and qualitative methodology. Includes a brief look at ethnography, ethnoarchaeology, ethnomethodology, phenomenology, critical approaches, hermeneutics, case studies, and action research. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E222 Populations (4). Introduces the interrelationships between population and social organization. Considers measurement and explanation of historical and contemporary trends in birth rates, death rates, migration, and marriage and divorce. Case material is drawn primarily from the U.S. and other industrialized nations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Same as Social Sciences 253F and Sociology 262A.
E224 Environmental Health Science II: The Physical Environment (4). Provides a background in natural processes and the physical environment. Focuses on earth processes some of which lead to natural disasters and catastrophes for human populations. Other processes are quite benign and related to anthropogenic perturbations. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E225 Environmental Health Sciences I: Physical and Human Interaction (4). Explores the impacts of environmental exploitation such as acid rain, the Greenhouse Effect, and industrial pollution, and the use of mineral and energy resources. Topics addressed include heavy metals, radionuclides biogeochemistry, natural toxins, food additives, pesticides, and industrial catastrophes. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E226 Environmental Health Sciences III: Biostatistics and Epidemiology (4). Presents descriptive and experimental approaches to the recognition of the causal association of disease for the occupational setting, as these approaches apply to populations using different study designs and models from the literature, and with frequent assistance of laboratory methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Formerly SE215.
E236 Molecular Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (4). Focuses on field and laboratory techniques used in analyzing microbial populations in natural and polluted environments.
E237 Ecotoxicology (4). Focuses on ecological receptors for toxic chemicals in the environment. Includes analytical methods for pollutant source, transport, transformation, and organism exposure; molecular bloodmarkers of organism and ecosystem response to pollutants.
E244 Toxic Substances in the Environment (4). Examines the sources, distribution, and cycling of toxic substances in the general environment, and discusses patterns of human exposure and mechanisms of damage. Reviews the scientific basis for selected toxic-substance standards and explores the role of risk assessment. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E249 Environmental Epidemiology (4). Concentrates on epidemiological approaches to the assessment of community environmental hazards; issues involved in environmental exposure estimation; interdisciplinary approaches to environmental epidemiology, including the use of biomarkers of exposure and susceptibility; epidemiological studies within the context of risk assessment. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E226.
E250 Cancer Epidemiology (4). Concentrates on understanding how epidemiology plays a role in the search for cancer etiology, prevention, control, and treatment; gives an overview of cancer research with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of the field. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E226.
E251 Genetic Epidemiology (4). Concentrates on the role of genetic factors in the etiology of disease in human populations with an objective of disease control and prevention, and the role of interactions of genetic factors and environmental exposures in the occurrence of disease. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E226.
E252 Ecological Modeling (4). Introduces students to the basic principles of modeling, and demonstrates the complex temporal and spatial relationships found in environmental science. Lectures and readings survey the broadest possible range of mathematical models found in the environmental-ecological literature. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E272 Principles of Environmental Design (4). Explores the principles and processes of design in the built environment, including graphic analysis and behavioral programming. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E283 Environmental Health and Quality (4). Concepts and principles of environmental health. Focuses on industrial hygiene, water and air quality, noise pollution, and environmental carcinogens. Discusses theory and implementation practices through review of legislative measures and enforcement procedures. Examines social and biological interactions surrounding each topic. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E285 Topics in Environmental Health (4). Each quarter a topic of importance to the field of environmental health is covered. Topics include environmental chemistry, geochemistry, soil science, environmental microbiology, and air or water chemistry. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E289 Environmental Design Research Practicum (4). Provides an intensive field research experience in environmental psychology. Overviews basic theory and methods of environmental assessment. The latter portion of the course involves consultation with professional designers and subsequent post-occupancy evaluation of an existing setting. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
E293 Lead in the Environment and Society (4). The social ecology of lead use and presence in subsistence goods and the environment, examined from earliest prehistory to the present. Lead has particular impacts throughout human development. Public policy and surveillance are discussed. Guest lecturers. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P203 Development of Gender Differences (4). Evaluation of research on sex differences in physiology, psychology, and social behavior from the prenatal period through adulthood. Topics include intelligence, moral reasoning, achievement, prosocial behavior, aggression, and mental health. Examination of psychological and biological theories of sex differences. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P204 Adolescence (4). Considers pubertal and cognitive changes and their social consequences; the family, peer group, school, and cultural contexts in which adolescence is embedded; and selected psychosocial issues including autonomy, identity, health, and well-being. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P205 Issues in Social Psychology (4). Provides in-depth treatment of theoretical and empirical work relevant to selected topics in social psychology. Theories of attitude change, group dynamics, and attribution are applied to such problems as overpopulation, environmental degradation, media violence, and racial conflict. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P207 Self-Serving Illusions and Well-Being (4). Reviews theory and research on positive illusions such as inflated self-esteem, exaggerated internal control, and unrealistic optimism. Psychological functions of positive illusions and the implications of such illusions for mental and physical health and well-being are examined. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P209A-B-C Practicum in Health Psychology (2-2-2). Explores research and practice in the field of health psychology, focusing on scientific and professional issues. Topics include assessment and diagnosis; communication skills; intervention approaches; collaboration, consultation, and referral; and ethical issues associated with at-risk populations research. In-progress grading fall and winter quarters. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P210 Community Psychology (4). Describes the historical development of community psychology and various models for its practice. An analysis of the persistence of problems within social systems is linked to social intervention strategies. The impact of the social environment on physical and psychological health is studied as a function of contemporary stress factors. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P211 Attitude Theory and Research (4). Survey of theory and research on attitude organization and change. Topics include attitude measurement, ideology and the organization of belief systems, stereotypes, communication and persuasion research, theories of attitude change, and the relationship between attitudes and behavior. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P213 Issues in Social Intervention (4). Covers issues in assessment and design of social interventions. These include systems analysis in social settings, role of the social interventionist, problems of entry, assessment of systems ranging from small group through the community, and planning of social change. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P218 Infancy (4). Covers development from conception through the second year. Focus is on research and theory pursuant to infants' physical, social, cognitive, perceptual, emotional, and language development. Also covers transition to parenthood and social policy issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P220 Principles of Human Development (4). Examines key concepts and research methods in the study of life span development. Considers different models of development; contextual and ecological perspectives; the nature of plasticity; continuity and change over time. Introduces research designs and statistical procedures for studying human development. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P221 Clinical Child Psychology (4). Examines research and theory concerning childhood psychopathology. Topics include research methodologies; diagnosis and assessment; early identification of high-risk children; fears and anxiety disorders; conduct and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders; childhood psychoses; depression and suicide; children's rights and child policy. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P223 Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology (4). Examines human development in diverse cultures (e.g., Asian, American, and African). Cultural diversity within the U.S. and acculturation of various ethnic groups also discussed. Topics include parenting, family relations, language and cognition, schooling and academic achievement, and morality. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P225 Late Adulthood and Aging (4). Examines sociocultural and environmental influences on the social roles, behavior, and personal adjustment of middle-aged and older adults. Topics include changes in age composition and structure of populations, the functions of work and leisure, support systems, health care, and prospects for social intervention. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P230 Adulthood (4). Focuses on early and middle adulthood. Theoretical perspectives and methodological issues in research on adulthood; the impact of major role-related experiences (e.g., spouse, parent, worker) on development and well-being; continuity and change in cognitive abilities, personality, and identity. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P233 Personality in Development, Society, and Pathology (4). Provides a frame of reference for understanding personality and its role in life-span development, the relationship of the individual to society, and both mental and physical illness. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P234 Childhood (4). Examines the development of children from two to 12 years of age, covering the areas of cognition, language, emotion, and social relations. Emphasizes recent research and contemporary theory and presumes some knowledge of theories and basic principles of development. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P236 Issues in Human Development (4). Examines selected issues that have current research salience and policy significance, including day care, parental employment and family functioning, sex differences in adults' well-being, developmental psychopathology, and the importance of social ties among the elderly. Prerequisite: Psychology and Social Behavior P220, graduate standing, or consent of instructor. Formerly P236A-B.
P237 Violence and Its Social Impact (4). Reviews the history of violence in our society and its effect on communities and social institutions. Violence is presented in terms of theories of aggression and of crime as applied to the behavior of individuals, groups, and corporations. Suggestions are made for social policy regarding violence prevention. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P244 Personality Assessment (4). Examines the nature of personality as it influences assessment approaches. Discusses adequacy criteria for personality assessment and introduces some current approaches to personality assessment. Addresses applications to student research and practice needs and interests. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
P250 Emotion, Reasoning, and Memory (4). Examines research and theory on emotion from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Topics include the effects of emotions on attention, memory, and problem solving; the relations between emotional and cognitive development, flash-bulb memories of intense emotional experiences; eyewitness testimony. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P258 Health Psychology (4). Interdisciplinary exploration of emerging fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine. Topics: role of stress in the development and treatment of medical problems; sociocognitive determinants of health and illness; interpersonal health transactions; behavioral approaches to medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P262 Interpersonal Processes and Health (4). Examines traditions of research linking interpersonal processes to emotional or physical health. Topics include: role of social support in ameliorating stress, effects of social control on health-compromising behaviors, adverse effects of social relationships on health, causes of deficient social relationships. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P267 Human Stress and the Environment as Stressor (4). Examines sources of stress from biological, psychological, social, and physical environments, with respect to their impact on personal health, behavior, and functions of social systems. Stress is presented as a multidimensional concept that can profitably be studied by an ecological analysis of determinants and outcomes. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P268 Coping with Stressful Life Events (4). Explores how individuals cope with serious life crises (e.g., illness, bereavement), life transitions, and daily stressors. Considers how such events impact on people's cognitions, emotions, and health, and the role of others in the coping process. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P273 Biobehavioral Aspects of Health and Illness (4). Examines the behavior-physiology interactions of some major bodily systems: the nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Analysis of normal and abnormal states of these systems as they relate to tissue injury, disease, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P287 Employment and Family Functioning: Policy Issues (4). Examines the effects of current and potential policies on the well-being of working parents and their children. Focus on policy-making at various governmental levels and in the private sector. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
P294A-B-C Research Directions in Psychology and Social Behavior (2-2-2) F, W, S. Introduces students to the current research of faculty, graduate students, and visitors to the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior. Includes examination of contemporary research issues and controversies, as well as issues related to students' development as professionals. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
U202 History of Urban Planning (4). Introduction to the historical roots and fundamental perspectives of urban and regional planning. Exploration of the significant historical phases and personalities which have shaped the profession. The roles and responsibilities, the limitations and potential, of urban planning. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U206 Microeconomic Analysis for Urban Planning (4). Provides students with a working knowledge of basic microeconomic concepts. Emphasizes applications related to urban planning and policy analysis. Topics covered include demand analysis, firm behavior, market structure, public goods, externalities, and the role of information in markets. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
U207 Development Control Law and Policy (4). Investigates legal and institutional frameworks for development control. Review of constitutional issues implicated in land-use regulation. Traces development control historically and analyzes contemporary approaches to land-use control which reflect environmental and economic development concerns. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Formerly Social Ecology 207.
U210 Infrastructure Planning (4). Examines planning and policy issues surrounding public services and facilities. Topics include the distribution of the benefits and costs of various public services and fiscal, traffic, and environmental impacts of land development. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U211 City Building: Urban Design in Theory and Practice (4). Acquaints students with vocabulary, history, theories, process, and trends in urban design. The local environment is used as a resource and a laboratory, providing a context for understanding urban design practices and products in Southern California and beyond. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
U212 Transportation Planning (4). Introduces current topics in transportation planning. Includes an analysis of the economic role of transportation in urban areas, land-use impacts of transportation projects, traffic congestion, air quality, alternatives to the automobile, and other transportation topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U214 Quantitative Analysis for Planners (4). Introduces students to the basic statistical concepts used to address issues of public concern. Familiarizes students with the information needed to recognize good analysis and prepares them to organize and interpret quantitative inquiries. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U215 Analytical Methods for Planning (4). Emphasizes the development of analytical techniques proven useful in the fields of management and administration. Topics include multiple regression, cost-benefit analysis and discounting, decision trees, and other techniques useful for the purposes of community analysis and planning. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U217 Poverty and Social Policy (4). Provides an overview of contemporary American poverty and related social debates. Emphasis is on discussing and evaluating urban policies aimed at reducing poverty. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U218A-B Advanced Research Methodology for Planning (4-4). Provides in-depth training in research methods enabling students to conduct and critically evaluate research on planning and environmental design. Topics include research design, measurement, scaling, survey sampling and construction, observational and other unobtrusive methods, and ethical and philosophical issues. Course must be taken as a two-quarter sequence. In progress grading. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Formerly U208A-B.
U221 Public Policy (4). Explores different approaches to public policy analysis, the diverse conceptions of the goals and objectives that should be served by policy, and the appropriate role of the policy analyst. Policy consequences are traced to indirect and subtle incentives and disincentives. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Same as Political Science 221A.
U222 Water Policy (4). Policy-oriented approach to social science research on water supply/demand management. Water pricing, privatization and finance issues, markets for water transfers between regions and among competing uses, environmental and sanitation considerations, water and poverty, planning for infrastructure investment. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
U223 Regional Analysis (4). Major concepts and techniques of regional analysis, with applications for urban and regional planning and public policy-making. Definition of regions, processes of economic change, regional structure, location of activities, and analysis of selected policy issues. Emphasis on practical applications. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U224 Environmental Politics and Policy (4). Reviews and critiques literature on discussion topics including: the nature and effectiveness of the environmental movement and environmental policies; the role of science and technology; the use of economic incentives in policy; decentralization of decision making; and creating arenas for public involvement. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Same as Political Science 224A.
U229 Communities and Health (4). Increasingly, communities rather than individuals are seen as the locus of change for making communities healthier. Reviews different theoretical approaches, analyzes programs in the U.S. and abroad, and undertakes a critical evaluation of their success. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
U230 New Leadership Roles (4). Explores the impact and interaction of the various stakeholders of private, public, and nonprofit organizations and the effects these stakeholders have on the responsibilities and actions of the organizations' leaders. Focuses primarily on the relationships between leaders and various constituencies. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U232 Diversity and Urban Environments (4). Explores diversity and power in the use and design of the physical environment. Examines how people differ in their relationships to environments on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, sexuality, religion, and culture.
U235 Mobile Sources of Air Pollution (4). Offers an interdisciplinary perspective of a major health and public policy concern focusing on the linkage between transportation and air quality. Perspectives addressed include urban planning, environmental sciences, engineering, law and public administration, economics, and public policy. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U236 Contemporary American Urban Design: Understanding and Challenging the Status Quo (4). Provides an overview of the current condition of urban design in the United States. Topics covered include the academic environment, the retail environment, multi- and single-family residential environments, the office environment, and new urban design tools. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U237 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4). Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the field of urban and regional planning. Emphasizes current issues that occur in actual implementation settings. Lecture/discussion followed by laboratory demonstrating the area of GIS discussed. Offers "hands-on" student usage of GIS software.
U242 Regional Development Theory (4). Regional economic development concepts and studies, with applications for urban and regional planning, and public policy-making. Roles and performance of economic sectors, technological innovation, and communications in the process of development. Analysis of regional development policies and programs. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U243 State and Local Public Finance (4). Examines and critiques current trends in how state and local governments do, and should, finance their activities. Attention to property and sales taxes, development fees, special assessment districts, the measurement of public service demand, privatization trends, and intergovernmental fiscal reform. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U244 Land-Use Policy (4). Examination of the role of public policy in guiding growth and development in urban and suburban environments. Description of a wide-ranging set of growth policies, the rationales underlying their use, controversies and legal constraints, and evaluation of their effectiveness. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U246 Housing Demography (4). Examines recent trends in population demographics and housing market behavior, focusing on the living conditions of selected migrant, ethnic, and income groups in California. Describes and assesses housing market opportunities and experiences in geographic detail, and evaluates public policies. Prerequisites: basic statistics; consent of instructor.
U250 Analysis of Metropolitan Communities (4). Introduces methods of statistical analysis for census data and community surveys, for the purposes of testing hypotheses and formulating policies concerning urban, suburban, and regional issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U252 Issues in Environmental Law and Policy (4). Treatment of legal and policy strategies of promoting environmental protection and deterring environmental degradation within the context of other societal objectives. Topical approach with a focus on problems of special interest to criminologists and to environmental policy specialists. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
U253 Urban Planning (4). A survey of the models of urbanism assumed by professional planners and of the tools and powers at their command. Students assess the likely effectiveness of planning efforts given those tools and the complexity of urban dynamics. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U254 Seminar on the Regulatory Process (4). Multidisciplinary investigation of the regulatory process. Topics include analysis of objectives of regulation; legal overview of the process in administrative law and organizational and historical overview. Examples include economic and environmental regulation. Same as Management 260.
U269A-B Research in Environmental Psychology (4). Two-quarter sequence focusing on critical discussion and analysis of on-going research in environmental psychology being conducted by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Off-campus researchers present to the group on occasion. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U272 Survey Research Methods (4). Overview of survey research methods. Topics covered include historical background, constraints and biases of survey research, and in-depth study of factors involved in the development, administration, and analysis of surveys.
U273 Global Urbanization (4). Examines the spread of cities worldwide in the twentieth century. What are the political and economic causes of this processes? What are the social-cultural, political, economic effects? How is contemporary urbanization linked to global restructuring of other kinds? Prerequisites: graduate standing, consent of instructor. Same as Social Science 254J and Sociology 252A.
U274 Seminar on Urban Sociology (4). Survey of issues in urban sociology. Included are such topics as urbanization, city-hinterland relations, urbanism, metropolitan growth, migration, intra-urban differences and issues, local community, metropolitan organization, power structure, and urban social psychology. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U275 Special Topics in Urban Planning (4). Special topics in urban and regional planning are offered from time to time, but not on a regular basis. Course content varies with interest of the instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U280A-B Urban Planning Studio (4-4). Offers a practical, problem-solving approach that involves students in varied planning projects. Projects expose students to data gathering, analysis, graphic presentation, politics, law, citizen participation, report writing, and public speaking. Projects emphasize the surrounding metropolitan area. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
U281 Community Attitudes and Opposition (4). Focuses on community attitudes: structure of attitudes, sources of variation, and links to behavior. Of particular interest is the NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) syndrome and other forms of community opposition. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
U282 Theoretical Foundations of Planning (4). Overview of theories which have contributed to the development of contemporary urban planning; theories covered include rationality, advocacy, economics, structuralism, and postmodernism; critiques of these theories; connections between theory and practice; the future of urban planning. Prerequisites: Social Ecology U202; graduate standing and consent of instructor.
U288 Environmental Psychology (4). Provides an overview of major theoretical and research perspectives within the field of environmental psychology. These perspectives are discussed in terms of their value for behavioral sciences projects launched in the community. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
U298 Directed Studies in Urban Planning (4). Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor. May be taken for credit two times.
U299 Independent Study in Urban Planning (4). Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor. May be taken for credit two times.