Fall 2020 Subject Notes

Fall 2020 Subject notes are notes for specific course subject codes or global notes. These notes identify general reminders for courses.


  • BIOL Biology
    BIOL 30 and 31, only the following majors may pre-register: Biological Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Studies, Kinesiology, Biochemistry, Nutritional Science, Computer Science, Meteorology, and Communicative Disorders and Science. All other majors can enroll the first day of class if pre-and co-requisites are met. See catalog for details. For help in BIOL 10 see EDCO 10 listings for adjunct classes. BIOL 21 students can register for any laboratory section and must attend one lab each week (DH 448); the lab is a drop-in type and the open lab times will be announced at the first lecture meeting.

  • CCS Chicana and Chicano Studies
    CCS 10A sections 02 thru 05 and 07 thru10 are team taught. Students will be graded and evaluated by both Instructors.  CCS 7/KIN 7 will focus on tecnica, basic footwork and repertoire. For students that would like to be on a faster learning track, CCS 180 sec 02 (class number 45883) will expand on the repertoire covered in the first hour. This is an independent studies class that will focus on advanced tecnica & repertoire. Both classes meet back to back on Mondays and Wednesdays in SPXE 178 from 6-8pm. Students enrolling in CCS/KIN 7 and/or CCS 180 sec 02 will be expected to purchase dance shoes and a practice skirt for faldeo(skirt work); both will be needed by week 3.

  • CHAD Child & Adolescent Development
    The ChAD practica, ChAD 158, 159, and 160 are only open to ChAD majors who will be seniors. By the first class meeting, students in ChAD 160 must show proof of a negative TB test that is less than one year old; proof of a current influenza vaccination (fall semester only); and proof of pertussis and measles vaccinations (DtAP & MMR). For each of these practica, Live San fingerprinting clearance is required, please check the ChAD website[BROKEN LINK] for details.

  • CHIN Chinese
    CHIN 001A, CHIN 001B, CHIN 025A or CHIN 025B satisfies GE C2. According to the department policy, native speakers are not allowed to take CHIN 001A and CHIN 001B. For advising contact Dr. Chunhui Peng, chunhui.peng@sjsu.edu.

  • CMPE Computer Engineering
    For both CMPE 195A section 01 and CMPE 195F section 01 students must meet one of the following conditions in order to register: 1) Follow the catalog prior to Fall 2014 OR 2) Follow a more recent catalog that is Fall 2014 or later, but would like to take a 3 units area S and a 3 unit area V course to fulfill your GE area S and V requirement.   For both CMPE 195A section 02 and CMPE 195B section 03, you should register for this section, if you are following a recent catalog that is Fall 2014 or later and you will take the following course combination, CMPE 195A/CMPE 195B/ENGR 195A/ ENGR 195B, to fulfill your GE area Sand V requirements.

  • FLED Foreign Language Education
    FLED 380, The Methods of Foreign Language course, provides foreign language credential candidates with a background in second language acquisition theory, knowledge of current methodologies, and strategies for lesson planning and instruction in the target language. FLED 380 is offered ONLY in the FALL Semester. As a companion to the Phase II/III student teaching experience in the Single Subject Credential Program in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish, FLED 285 is a seminar that provides teacher candidates support for their student teaching Phase II/III and for the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). Prerequisites: EDSC 184X. Co-requisites: FLED 184Y/FLED 184Z. For more information about these courses, contact Prof. Anne Jensen at 408-924-4628 or anne.jensen@sjsu.edu. Students must obtain add codes prior to the first week of class.

  • FORL Foreign Language
    FORL 100W satisfies the SJSU Studies Area Z written communication requirement. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 001 and ENGL 002 or equivalent, passing score on the Writing Skills Test (WST), or successful completion of LLD/ENGL 096S, Completion of Core GE requirements, Upper division standing (at least 56 units completed). For more information, call 408-924-4617 or anna.iacomini-bernardi@sjsu.edu.

    FORL 200 Research Projects in Cultural Studies and Languages building on and enhancing academic research and writing techniques begun in 100W. Satisfies Graduate writing requirement (GWAR) + gives 3 units toward French or Spanish Graduate program (requirement for all graduate students in WLL). Lectures and written assignments in English or Spanish. For more information contact Dr. Fernández at vanessa.fernandez@sjsu.edu

  • FREN French
    FREN 001A, 001B may be used for Core GE (C2) credit. FREN 001A can be taken either in class (Section 01) or completely online (Sections 80 & 99). For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu

    FREN 001B can be taken either in class (Section 01) or as a hybrid first-year, second-semester elementary French course (Section 80). Assignments and tests are completed online with weekly one hour class meetings on W, 1700-1800. FREN 001B may also be taken completely online (Section 99). A time conflict memo can be issued to students desiring to take FREN 001A or 001B online or any other French online course but who have a time conflict with another class. For more information, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 025A grammar review and reading may be used for Core GE (C2) credit. For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    Students needing to take FREN 025C, FREN 101B, or FREN 101C or other advanced French courses should contact Jean-Luc. Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 102B is a completely online SJSU Studies, Area V class in English with an online orientation meeting. For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 132 Business and Professional Communication: develop intercultural competence and oral and written communication in the work place. For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 170 Introduction to Professional Translation. Course is taught completely online. For more info, Francoise.Herrmann@sjsu.edu

  • GERM German
    GERM 001A and GERM 025A fulfill Core GE Area C2. GERM 001A and GERM 001B are the Elementary Level courses for students who want to study German. Both GERM 001A and GERM 001B will be offered in Fall 2020 and in Spring 2021. Courses are designed to introduce the learners to the basics of the German grammar so that the students are able to conduct all-day-life conversations, read simple texts and write short paragraphs on topics studied during the first year. GERM 025A and GERM 025B are the Intermediate Level courses and will be offered as the following: GERM 025A in Fall 2020and GERM 025B in Spring 2021. The courses' objectives are to go in depth into the grammar and syntax concepts as well as to perform more advanced conversations, read more complex texts and write more about topics and culture studied during the second year. The courses satisfy the GE requirements in C2 area. Contact larissa.chiriaeva@sjsu.edu with questions.

  • HEBR Hebrew
    For advising, please call Prof. Rina Katzen  408-924-3685 Tuesday and Thursday.

  • INFO School of Information
    Please check the School of Information schedules for specific class details such as  specific dates for variable unit classes, Zoom sessions etc.

  • ITAL Italian
    ITAL 001A and ITAL 001B are the beginning levels courses for students who wish to learn Italian. ITAL 001A to be offered in Fall 2020 and ITAL 001B to be offered in Spring 2021. Course objectives are to introduce the students to the fundamentals of Italian grammar so that after one year of study the student will be able to translate and engage in texts excerpted from Italian songs or opera, rather than literature or newspaper, with only a grammar and dictionary as aids. Contact michele.santamaria@sjsu.edu with questions.

  • JOUR Journalism
    JOUR 061 sec 04 will be taught in Spanish. For more information, contact the Instructor.

  • JPN Japanese
    JPN 001A, JPN 001B, JPN 025A, or JPN 025B (up to two of these courses) may be used for GE credit (Area C2). JPN 102A  section 01 is only for JPN majors and minors. JPN 102B may be used for SJSU studies (Area V). For details, contact Dr. Kodama-Yanai at 408-924-4603 or yasue.yanai@sjsu.edu, or Dr. Uryu at 408-924-4613 or michiko.uryu@sjsu.edu

  • MICR Microbiology
    Students registering for MICR 141L must concurrently enroll in MICR 141.

  • PHYS Physics
    All Lab sections will meet beginning August 19, 2020. Students who do not attend their first lab meeting, within the first 30 minutes of the class, may be dropped.

  • PORT Portuguese
    PORT 001A and PORT 001B can be used for GE C2 credits. Students interested in the individualized program of study for PORT 001X/Y and PORT 020X/Y must contact the instructor on the first week of classes in CL 412J at 408-924-4022 or duarte.pinheiro@sjsu.edu.  Entry into intermediate studies 020A/X requires the equivalent of 001B/Y or permission of the instructor.

    PORT 102A: Portuguese Culture and PORT102B: Brazilian culture, are taught in English. Oral midterm will be held in person on campus. Contact duarte.pinheiro@sjsu.edu

  • RTVF Radio-Television-Film
    All RTVF classes will primarily meet online, except RTVF 21 and RTVF 121 which will have some designated on-campus meetings. Courses meeting in person will adhere to safe social distancing and safety requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about our course offerings/productions, please email filmandtheatre@sjsu.edu.

  • RUSS Russian
    RUSS 001A and RUSS 001B are the Elementary Level courses for students who wants to learn Russian and get acquainted with Russian culture. The courses cover Cyrillic script and cursive,pronunciation, simple grammar and sentence structure. Students will explore different aspects of Russian through various language activities such as listening and reading comprehension, writing short essays and carry on simple conversations. By the end of the semester, students will have acquired competence in all four language skills such as listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing and should be able to function in many of everyday language situations. For advising please contact Dr. Larissa Chiriaeva larissa.chiriaeva@sjsu.edu

  • SPAN Spanish
    SPAN 004A and 004B are fully online self-paced study Basic Spanish language courses. For information, world-languages@sjsu.edu.  SPAN 001A, SPAN 001B, SPAN 025A, or SPAN 25B (up to two of these courses) can be used to satisfy Area C2 lower division GE requirements. (Students should take a self-placement quiz offered at the Carmen Sigler Media Center in Clark Hall to determine proper placement in 1st and 2nd year Spanish Classes. Call 408-924-4696 for information).

    SPAN 102B sections 01 & 02 are taught in Spanish; Section 03 is in English. All sections of SPAN 102B can be used for SJSU Studies Area V GE credit. Students Registration for SPAN 102B requires a passing score on the WST or successful completion of ENGL 100A or LLD 100A. Spanish Minors and Majors must take 102B in Spanish.

    SPAN 132 section 10 taught online are only open to students in the Graduate Program in Library Science. They require consent for the School of Information (formerly SLIS) for registration and are not open to WLL students.

    SPAN 201: Modern Spanish: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics. For more information contact Dr. Long at avizia.long@sjsu.edu.

    SPAN 202: Seminar in Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Contemporary Spanish Theatre and Film. For more information contact Dr. Ramirez at ruby.ramirez@sjsu.edu.

  • TA Theatre Arts
    Students may enroll in TA 117 (Tales For a New Century) after they audition online AND are cast in the play - directed by Kirsten Brandt, this is an inspiring play about the incredible journeys of SJSU students told through modern day fairy and folk tales; students will meet on campus and online and filming of this production will happen on 11/12 and 11/13.

    TA 112 will produce the play Living by Anthony Clarvoe directed by Johnny Moreno - students will meet on campus and online; the final performance will be live-streamed on 11/20 and 11/21.

    Students can take a special TA 180 or RTVF 180s as there will be a produced radio play called Betty's Garage by Carmen Rivera that will be directed by Elisha Miranda; students will audition online and rehearse both in person and online - the play will premiere via KSJS on 12/4/2020.

    Each section of TA 191 will be taught online with activities and experiences in production and crew work in theater; this course offers flexible hours/work areas and is open to all majors for credit.

    TA 17, TA 48, TA 110, TA 112, TA 117 and TA 148 all have a designated online meeting pattern but will also have on-campus meetings as needed.

    TA 51A will meet in person.

    All TA classes will make accommodations for students who may not be able to meet in person due to COVID-19.

  • TAG Tagalog
    For advising, please contact Edith Borbon at edith.borbon@sjsu.edu

  • TECH Technology
    Must provide evidence of completion of prerequisites at first class meeting.

  • URBP Urban & Reginal Planning
    Class topic for URBP 260 section 01 will be Climate Action Planning.

  • VIET Vietnamese
    VIET 001A, and VIET 001B to be offered in the Fall and Spring respectively. VIET 001B requires the equivalent of VIET 001A or instructor's permission. The course emphasis is on reading, writing, and conversation in the context of culture. For advising contact huyen.le@sjsu.edu