Fall 2022 Subject Notes

Fall 2022 Subject notes are notes for specific course subject codes or global notes. These notes identify general reminders for courses.


  • BIOL Biology
    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 05 thru 08 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 03 (class number 44960) will expand on the repertoire covered in the first hour. 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 03 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 1A, CHIN 1B, CHIN 25A or CHIN 25B satisfies GE C2. According to the department policy, native speakers are not allowed to take CHIN 1A and CHIN 1B. 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 S and V requirements.

  • ENVS Environmental Studies
    If your class location says WSQGRDN, your class will be located in the Environmental Studies Garden. Please contact the department for more details.

  • 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. Corequisites: 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 1 and ENGL 2 or equivalent, passing score on the Writing Skills Test (WST), or successful completion of LLD/ENGL 96S, 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 4 units toward Spanish Graduate program (requirement for all Spanish graduate students). Lectures and written assignments in English or Spanish. For more information contact Dr. Samuelson at cheyla.samuelson@sjsu.edu

  • FREN French
    FREN 1A, 1B may be used for Core GE (C2) credit. FREN 1A can be taken either in class (Section 01) or completely online (Sections 80 & 99). For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 1B can be taken either in class (Section 01) or as a hybrid first-year, second-semester elementary French course (Section 02). Assignments and tests are completed online with weekly one hour class meetings on W, 1700-1800. FREN 1B may also be taken completely online (Section 99). A time conflict memo can be issued to students desiring to take FREN 1A or 1B 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 25A 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 25C, 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 workplace. For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

    FREN 140B Literary and cultural comprehension through literature and film. For more info, Jean-Luc.Desalvo@sjsu.edu.

  • GERM German
    GERM 1A and GERM 25A fulfill Core GE Area C2. GERM 1A and GERM 1B are the Elementary Level courses for students who want to study German. 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 25A and GERM 25B are the Intermediate Level courses. 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 information, please contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures: world-languages@sjsu.edu.

  • 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 1A and ITAL 1B are the beginning levels courses for students who wish to learn Italian. ITAL 1A to be offered in Fall  and ITAL 1B to be offered in Spring. 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.

  • JPN Japanese
    JPN 1A, JPN 1B, JPN 25A, or JPN 25B (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, 2022. Students who do not attend their first lab meeting, within the first 30 minutes of the class, may be dropped.

  • PORT Portuguese
    PORT 1A and PORT 1B can be used for GE C2 credits. Students interested in the individualized program of study for PORT 1X/Y and PORT 20X/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 20A/X requires the equivalent of 1B/Y or permission of the instructor.

    PORT 102A: Portuguese Culture and PORT 102B: 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 1A and RUSS 1B are the Elementary Level courses for students who wants to learn Russian and get acquainted with Russian culture. The courses fulfill GE requirements in C2 area, RUSS 1A is normally offered in Fall and RUSS 1B in Spring semesters. 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 4A and 4B are fully online self-paced study Basic Spanish language courses. For information, world-languages@sjsu.edu.

    SPAN 1A, SPAN 1B, SPAN 20A, SPAN 20B, SPAN 25A, 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. Students in the Spanish major and minor program must take the section offered in Spanish. 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, for more information contact Dr. Long at avizia.long@sjsu.edu.

    SPAN 202: Seminar in Hispanic Civilization and Culture, for more information contact Dr. Fernández at vanessa.fernandez@sjsu.edu

  • TA Theatre Arts
    Enrollment in TA 117 Sec 01 is for INTO THE WOODS (a musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine) and will be directed by Kirsten Brandt in the Hammer Theatre. Enrollment in TA 117 Sec 02 is for THE PASSAGE by Christopher Chen and will be directed by Scott Cummins with performances in the Hal Todd Studio Theatre. Students can enroll in TA 117 by AUDITION ONLY and both sections will have fully on-campus classes and rehearsals with performances in front of live audiences. Auditions will be held the first week of the semester; all majors are welcome and encouraged to audition.

    The topic for TA 110 (Advanced Acting) is: "Navigating Poetic Texts in Performance from Shakespeare to Modern Contemporary."

    TA 112 (Rehearsal and Performance) will be an IMPROV course. All TA 191 sections are 3-unit courses for F&T production crew members, are repeatable for credit as core requirements and electives, offer flexible hours and work areas, require approximately 80 hours of production work, and welcome enrollment from ALL majors. NOTE: For TA Majors taking TA 191, they must have taken TA 51A, TA 51B, and/or TA 51C as prerequisites (or be concurrently enrolled in one or more of those TA 51 courses).

  • TAG Tagalog
    TAG 1A and TAG 1B may be used for GE credit (Area C2). For advising, please contact Edith Borbon at edith.borbon@sjsu.edu

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

  • VIET Vietnamese
    VIET 1A, VIET 1B may be used for GE credit (Area C2). VIET 1A and VIET 1B to be offered in the Fall and Spring respectively. VIET 1B requires the equivalence of VIET 1A or instructor's permission. Both are hybrid courses with weekly three hours in-class meetings and one hour online through the Canvas website. The course emphasis is on reading, writing, and conversation in the context of culture. For advising contact huyen.le@sjsu.edu.