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Unformatted text preview: General Catalog 2015-16 Academic Calendars 2015 – 2016 2016 – 2017 Fall Quarter 2015 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 21 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 24 Veterans Day holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 11 Thanksgiving holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 26–27 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 4 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 5–6 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 7–11 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 11 Christmas holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 24–25 New Year’s holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 31–January 1 Winter campus closure (tentative) . . . . . . . . December 28–30 Fall Quarter 2016 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 19 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 22 Veterans Day holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 11 Thanksgiving holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 24–25 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 2 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 3–4 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 5–9 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 9 Christmas holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 23, 26 New Year’s holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 30, January 2 Winter campus closure (tentative) . . . . . . . . December 27–29 Winter Quarter 2016 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 4 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 18 Presidents’ Day holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 15 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 11 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 12–13 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 14–18 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18 Winter Quarter 2017 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 4 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 9 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 16 Presidents’ Day holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 20 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 17 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18–19 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 20–24 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 24 Spring Quarter 2016 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 23 César Chávez holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 25 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 28 Memorial Day holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 30 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 3 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4–5 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6–10 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10 Commencement ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10–12 Spring Quarter 2017 Quarter begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29 César Chávez holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 31 Instruction begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 3 Memorial Day holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 29 Instruction ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 Common final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10–11 Final examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12–16 Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16 Commencement ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16–18 Online Publications The UCLA General Catalog is available at . Links to updates of UCLA courses and curricula are available from the online Catalog main menu. Consult the online Schedule of Classes for detailed information on registration and enrollment and for academic and administrative deadlines. The online Schedule at has the most current information about fees, deadlines, and courses. General Catalog 2015-16 UCLA® General Catalog Published July 2015 Associate Registrar: Claire McCluskey Research Analyst and Text Editor: Leann J. Hennig Layout and Design, Text Editor, Online Design and Production: Karen Robbins Photography: Kyle Alexander, Jeffrey Lamont Brown, Christina L. Buswell, Todd Cheney, Kathleen Copenhaver, Michal Czerwonka, Stephanie Diani, Rajat Ghosh, Ken Hively, Reed Hutchinson, Harlan Lebo, Don Liebig, Christoph Niemann, Karen Robbins, Sonja Smith, Juan Tallo, Paul Turang, Coral Von Zumwalt, Elena Zhukova (UCOP). Special thanks to ASUCLA Photography; ASUCLA Store; Chancellor’s Office; College of Letters and Science; School of the Arts and Architecture; School of Dentistry; School of Engineering; School of Nursing; School of Public Health; School of Theater, Film, and Television; Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies/Clark Library; Cultural and Recreational Affairs; Dashew Center; Education Abroad Program; Film and Television Archive; Fowler Museum; Fraternity and Sorority Relations; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Hammer Museum; Housing and Hospitality Services; Image Library; International Institute; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Resource Center; Library; Materials Science Engineering; Morgan Center; Newsroom/UCLA Today; Quarter in Washington DC Program; UCLA/Getty Conservation Program; University Communications; Volunteer Center; and World Arts and Cultures/Dance for contributing photographs from their collections. Additional credits: Alan Nyiri, Photographer, Atkinson Photographic Archive, UCLA University Archives, copyright University of California Regents. NASA/ John Moore. Photo by notfromutrecht, used under the Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Cover, clockwise from top left: integrative biology and physiology professor Rachelle H. Crosbie-Watson with Marshall scholarship winner William Thomas Clark; The Bruin (1984) sculpture by Billy Fitzgerald, in Bruin Plaza; students rehearse a folklorico dance routine; members of UCLA ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) with a concrete canoe during Engineers Week; iconic Royce Hall auditorium façade; members of the LGBT Campus Resource Center; roommates in their campus residence hall; students relax and study in Kerckhoff coffee house; Garden Elements (1962) sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, in Murphy sculpture garden adjacent to Macgowan Hall; English professor Robert N. Watson. Title page: Royce Hall viewed from the terrace atop Janss Steps. Produced by UCLA Registrar’s Office Academic Publications using Adobe FrameMaker 11 and other software. The UCLA General Catalog is available online at . Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the UCLA General Catalog. However, all courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular degree requirements, and fees described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. The departmental websites referenced in department addresses in this catalog are maintained by independent operators and do not necessarily reflect approved curricula and courses information. Consult the online Catalog for the most current, officially approved courses and curricula. Other information about UCLA may be found in the announcements of the Schools of Dentistry, Education and Information Studies, Engineering and Applied Science, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Public Affairs, and Public Health, and in literature produced by the School of the Arts and Architecture and School of Theater, Film, and Television. The most current information on graduate programs is available at , which contains a link to Graduate Division information and publications, including Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees that contains the complete text for officially approved graduate programs. UCLA is a premier American public research institution, and courses at UCLA are taught in the English language, unless otherwise noted in the course description (for example, foreign language courses). UCLA Accreditation UCLA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by numerous special agencies. Information regarding the University’s accreditation may be obtained in the Office of Academic Planning and Budget, 2107 Murphy Hall. Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Southern California Office 43517 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 100 Temecula, CA 92590-3615 (951) 693-2550 [email protected] University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361 Main telephone: (310) 825-4321 Speech- and hearing-impaired access: TTY (310) 825-2833 FROM THE CHANCELLOR OF UCLA T his Catalog describes the almost endless academic choices available to you at UCLA. Choose from 5,000 courses each term, 124 undergraduate majors, 98 master’s programs, 109 doctoral and professional programs, and 91 minors as you build a course of study that suits your own interests and aspirations. The size and scope of our campus enables us to offer you a remarkable range of academic possibilities. At the same time, almost 70 percent of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students so you can get to know your professors and classmates. Your fellow students at UCLA come from incredibly diverse backgrounds. Those admitted to our freshman class for 2015-16 are from 50 states and 112 countries. But, like you, all of them are driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence and a determination to make a difference wherever they go. Our faculty of more than 4,300 is made up of renowned scholars who are highly regarded as leaders in their fields. Undergraduates, as well as graduate students, have opportunities to study with top professors and conduct research under their guidance. This Catalog includes opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, including those that offer priority enrollment for lower division students. Among these are Fiat Lux Seminars, which are small classes in a broad range of subjects; Freshman Clusters, which engage students in yearlong, team-taught interdisciplinary study of timely topics; and advanced research opportunities. Our campus is a vibrant community made up of forward-thinking achievers who think outside traditional academic boundaries and share an exuberant sense of possibility. The UCLA experience prepares leaders who go on to excel all over the world. I invite you to explore UCLA beyond the contents of this catalog. Visit us on campus, or online at . Gene D. Block Chancellor Table of Contents ACADEMIC CALENDARS . . inside front cover FROM THE CHANCELLOR OF UCLA . . . . 3 UCLA MAJORS AND DEGREES . . . . . . . . 6 Undergraduate Minors and Specializations . . . . . . . . . . .8 Graduate Concurrent and Articulated Degrees . . . . . . . .8 ABOUT UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The University of California System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A Brief History of UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Life on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Research Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Supporting Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 UCLA Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 UNDERGRADUATE STUDY . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Undergraduate Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Financial Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Majors And Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Capstone Majors And Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Undergraduate Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Internships And Service Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lower Division Seminar Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Advising And Academic Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Academic Excellence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 GRADUATE STUDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Graduate Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 About the UCLA Graduate Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Financial Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 ACADEMIC POLICIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Academic Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Language of Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Academic Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Absence And Readmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Transcripts And Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 COLLEGE AND SCHOOLS . . . . . . . . . . . 70 College of Letters and Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 David Geffen School of Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Graduate School of Education and Information Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management . . . 90 Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs . . . .95 School of the Arts and Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 School of Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 School of Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 School of Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 School of Theater, Film, and Television . . . . . . . . . .115 Course Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 CURRICULA AND COURSES . . . . . . . . . 120 African American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 African Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 American Indian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine . . . . . . . .129 Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Applied Linguistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Archaeology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Architecture and Urban Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Art History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Arts and Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Asian American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Asian Languages and Cultures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Bioengineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Bioinformatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Biological Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 Biomathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 Biomedical Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192 Biostatistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering . . . . . . . . . .196 Chemistry and Biochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201 Chicana and Chicano Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Civic Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Civil and Environmental Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Classics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Communication Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233 Community Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Comparative Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Computational and Systems Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Computer Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261 Design | Media Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 Digital Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Disability Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 5 Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . East Asian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecology and Evolutionary Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electrical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engineering Schoolwide Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entrepreneurship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environmental Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Epidemiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethnomusicology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Film, Television, and Digital Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foreign Literature in Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . French and Francophone Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman General Education Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . Gender Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Germanic Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerontology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Studi...
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