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Upper-Division Writing GE Requirement

At least one upper-division course (numbered 100-199) in your academic program must include a significant writing component in English to complete the ERC Upper-Division Writing GE requirement.

  • See General Catalog for complete course descriptions and pre-requisites: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog
  • This one course requirement may be taken for letter or P/NP grade.
  • Students may overlap this requirement with any requirement. See Overlap Policies.
  • For students who do not complete an approved Upper-Division Writing course from the list below, they may petition coursework for consideration to clear the requirement. Review the Upper-Division Writing GE area for more information

(*) Eligible course for Regional Specialization OR Fine Art requirement, NOT BOTH
(~) May overlap with Regional Specialization

Academic Internship Program

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date End Date

AIP 197 (4 units minimum)

Academic Internship Program

FA11 ---

Anthropology

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

~ANAR 145S

Study Abroad: Egypt of the Pharaohs

FA11

---

ANTH 196A

Honors Studies in Anthropology

FA12

---

ANTH 196B

Honors Studies in Anthropology

FA12

---

ANSC 154

Gender and Religion

FA15

---

ANSC 159

The Anthropology of Marriage

FA15

---

ANTH 101

 Foundations of Social Complexity

FA15

---

Biology


Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

BIEB 176

Biology of Conservation and the Human Predicament

FA11

---

Communication

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

COMM 100C

Communication, Institutions, and Power

FA11

---

COMM 102C

MMPP: Practicum in New Media and Community Life

FA14

---

COMM 146

Advanced Topics in Cultural Production

FA11

---

COMM 190

Junior Seminar in Communication

FA11

---

Cognitive Science

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

COGS 190A

Pre-Honors Project in Cognitive Science

FA11 ---

COGS 190B-C

Honors Project in Cognitive Science

FA12 SP13

COGS 196A-B

See Course Catalog

FA12 SP13

Dimensions of Culture

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date End Date
~DOC 100D Dimensions of Culture: Promises and Contradictions in US Culture FA11 ---

Economics

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

ECON 159

Economic History of the United States II

(cross-listed: HIUS 141)

FA12 --

ECON 191A-B

Senior Essay Seminar

FA11 ---

Education Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

EDS 117

Language, Culture, and Education

(cross-listed: SOCI 117)

FA11 ---

~EDS 130

Introduction to Academic Mentoring of Elementary/School Students

FA14 ---

~EDS 131

Early Childhood Development and Education

FA14 ---

~EDS 136

Introduction to Academic Tutoring of Secondary School Students

FA14 ---

~EDS 137

Introduction to Discipline-Specific Teaching and Learning FA14 ---

~EDS 138

Introduction to Academic Tutoring at Charter Schools

FA11 ---

EDS 140

Introduction to Action Research in Pre-K–12 Education FA14 ---

EDS 141

Action Research in Pre-K–12 Education: Advanced Practicum in Pre-K–12 Schools and Communities FA14 ---

Environmental Systems

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

ESYS 103

Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions

(cross-listed: MAE 124)

FA11 ---

ESYS 190B

Environmental Systems Senior Seminar

FA12 ---

Ethnic Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

ETHN 100

Ethnic Studies FA11 SP14

ETHN 100A

Ethnic Studies: Theoretical Approaches FA19 ---
ETHN 100B Interdisciplinary Methodologies FA19 ---
ETHN 100C Social Justice Praxis FA19 ---

ETHN 105

Ethnic Diversity and the City FA12 ---

~ETHN 124

Asian American Literature

(cross-listed: LTEN 181)

FA11 ---

~ETHN 125

Asian American History

(cross-listed: HIUS 124)

FA11 --

ETHN 128

Hip-Hop: The Politics of Culture

(cross-listed: MUS 152)

FA12 ---

ETHN 178

Blues: An Oral Tradition

(Cross-listed: MUS 126)

FA11 --

ETHN 179

Discover Jazz

(cross-listed: MUS 127)

FA19 ---

ETHN 179B

Jazz Since 1946: Freedom and Form   FA14 SP18

Human Development Program

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

HDP 135 Practicum in Child Development FA11 SP17

HDS 191

(Renumbered from HDP 191)

Field Research in Human Development

FA12 ---

HDS 193

(Renumbered from HDP 193)

Advanced Research in Human Developmental Sciences FA12 ---

HDS 194A-B-C

(Renumbered from HDP 194A-B-C)

Honors Thesis in Human Developmental Sciences FA12 ---

History

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

~HIAF 112 West Africa since 1880 FA11 ---
~HIEA 112 Japan: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century through the US Occupation FA11 ---
~HIEA 113 The Fifteen-Year War in Asia and the Pacific FA11 ---
~HIEA 122  Late Imperial Chinese Culture and Society FA12 ---
~HIEA 128 History of Material Culture in China FA12 SP19
~HIEA 129 Faces of the Chinese Past FA11 ---
~HIEA 136 History of Thought and Religion in China: Daoism FA12 SP19
~HIEA 137 Women and the Family in Chinese History FA11 ---
~HIEA 138 Women and the Chinese Revolution FA11 ---
~HIEA 149 Land of Three Faiths: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain and Portugal FA20 --
~HIEA 150 Modern Korea, 1800–1945 FA12 ---
~HIEA 164 Seminar in Late Imperial Chinese History FA12 ---
~HIEU 101A Ancient Greek Civilization FA12 SP17
~HIEU 110 The Rise of Europe FA12 FA19
~HIEU 111 Europe in the Middle Ages FA13 ---
~HIEU 122 Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Peloponnesian War FA12 ---
~HIEU 128 Europe since 1945 FA12 ---
~HIEU 129 Paris, Past and Present FA12 ---
~HIEU 130 Europe in the Eighteenth Century FA12 ---
~HIEU 132 Germany from Luther to Bismarck FA11 FA19
~HIEU 134 The Formation of the Russian Empire, 800–1855 FA12 ---
~HIEU 142 European Intellectual History, 1780–1870 FA11 ---
~HIEU 144 Topics in European History FA11 ---
~HIEU 145 The Holocaust as Public History FA11 ---
~HIEU 146 Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945 FA11 ---
~HIEU 149

History of Women in Europe: 1870 to the Present

(topic end-dated)

FA11 SP15
~HIEU 149 Land of Three Faiths: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain and Portugal WI21 --
~HIEU 151 Spain since 1808 FA11 ---
~HIEU 154 Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler FA11 ---
~HIEU 156 History of the Soviet Union, 1905–1991 FA11 FA19
~HIEU 158 Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? FA11 ---
~HILA 113 Lord and Peasant in Latin America FA11 SP14
HILA 118 Subverting Sovereignty: US Aggression in Latin America, 1898–Present FA11 ---
~HILA 131 A History of Mexico FA11 ---
~HILA 132 Modern Mexico: From Revolution to Drug War Violence FA11 ---
~HINE 107 Ancient Egypt: History and Culture FA11 ---
~HINE 170 Special Topics in Jewish History FA11 ---
~HISC 107 The Emergence of Modern Science FA11
HISC 115 History of Modern Medicine FA11 ---

~HIUS 124

Asian American History

(cross-listed: ETHN 125)

FA11 ---
HIUS 133 The Golden Age of Piracy FA11 ---

HIUS 141

Economic History of the United States II

(cross-listed: ECON 159)

FA12 ---
~HIUS 146 Race, Riots, and Violence in the U.S FA11 ---
~HIUS 155 From Zoot Suits to Hip-Hop: Race and Popular Culture since World War II FA11 --
HITO 105 Jewish Modernity from 1648-1948 FA11 --

Human Rights

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

HMNR 101 Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues FA11 ---

International Studies Program

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

INTL 190 Seminar in International Studies FA11 ---
INTL 190H Honors Seminar in International Studies FA12 ---
INTL 196H International Studies Honors Program FA12 ---

Japanese Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

JAPN 190 Selected Topics in Contemporary Japanese Studies FA12 ---

Latin American Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

LATI 190 Latin American Studies Senior Seminar FA11 ---

Law and Society

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

LAWS 101 Contemporary Legal Issues FA11 ---

Linguistics

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

LIGN 187 The Art, Language, and Culture of Flamenco FA11 SP19
LIGN 155 Evolution of Language FA19 ---
LIGN 179 Second Language Acquisition Research FA19 ---
LIGN 180 Language Representation in the Brain FA19 ---
LIGN 181 Language Processing in the Brain FA12 ---

Literature

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date
~LTEA 110B Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

FA11

---
*~LTEA 120B Taiwan Films

FA13

---
~LTEA 140 Modern Korean Literature in Translation from Colonial Period

FA11

---
LTEN 100-199 Refer to Course Catalog for Courses 

FA12

---
LTLA 100 Intro to Latin Literature

FA11

---
~LTLA 132 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry FA11 SP12
#~LTRU 123 Single Author in Russian Literature in Translation

FA11

---
LTWL 100-199 Refer to Course Catalog for Courses  FA12 ---
LTWR 126 Creative Nonfiction Workshop

FA12

---
LTWR 191 See Course Catlog 

FA12

SP13

Math

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date
MATH 163 History of Mathematics FA12 ---

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

MAE 124

Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions

(cross-listed: ESYS 103)

FA11 ---

Music

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

MUS 107 Critical Studies Seminar FA14 ---
MUS 113 Topics in Classic, Romantic, and Modern Music FA11 ---
MUS 114 Music of the Twentieth Century FA11 ---

*MUS 126

Blues: An Oral Tradition

(cross-listed: ETHN 178)

FA11 ---

*MUS 127 (formerly MUS 127B)

Discover Jazz

(cross-listed: ETHN 179)

FA11 ---

MUS 152

Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture

(cross-listed: ETHN 128) 

FA12 ---
MUS 199 Independent Study FA11 ---

Making of the Modern World

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

MMW 121 Exploring the Premodern World FA14 ---
MMW 122 Exploring the Modern World FA14 ---

Philosophy

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

~PHIL 100 Plato  FA11 ---
~PHIL 101 Aristotle  FA12 ---
PHIL 102 Hellenistic Philosophy FA12 ---
PHIL 105 The Empiricists FA12 SP20
PHIL 108 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy FA12 ---
PHIL 109  History of Analytic Philosophy FA12 ---
PHIL 110 History of Philosophy: Ancient  FA12 ---
PHIL 111 History of Philosophy: Early Modern  FA12 ---
PHIL 123 Philosophy of Logic FA12 ---
PHIL 124 Philosophy of Mathematics FA12 ---
PHIL 130 Metaphysics FA12 ---
PHIL 131 Topics in Metaphysics FA12 ---
PHIL 132 Epistemology FA12 ---
PHIL 134 Philosophy of Language FA12 ---
PHIL 136 Philosophy of Mind FA12 ---
PHIL 137 Moral Psychology FA12 ---
PHIL 145 Philosophy of Science FA12 ---
PHIL 146 Philosophy of Physics FA12 ---
PHIL 150 Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences FA12 ---
PHIL 161 Topics in the History of Ethics FA12 ---
PHIL 163 Biomedical Ethics FA12 ---
PHIL 167 Contemporary Political Philosophy FA12 ---
PHIL 168 Philosophy of Law FA12 ---
PHIL 185 Philosophy of Religion FA12 ---

Political Science

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

POLI 100M Political Psychology FA11 ---
POLI 100O Perspectives on Race FA11 ---
POLI 102C American Political Development FA11 ---
POLI 104L  Positive Political Theory of Law FA11 ---
~POLI 110B Sovereigns, Subjects, and the Modern State: Political Thought from Machiavelli to Rousseau FA11 ---
POLI 110K Libery and Equality  FA15 ---
POLI 110T Modern Political Ideologies FA11 ---
~POLI 113A East Asian Thought in Comparative Perspective FA11 ---
POLI 114B Marxist Political Thought FA11 ---
~POLI 120A Political Development of Western Europe FA11 ---
POLI 122 Politics of Human Rights FA11 ---
~POLI 133A Japanese Politics: A Developmental Perspective FA11 ---
POLI 138D Special Topics in Comparative Politics FA11 ---
POLI 142J  National Security Strategy FA11 ---
POLI 142K Politics and Warfare FA11 ---
POLI 145C International Relations After the Cold War: Theory and Prospect FA11 ---
POLI 191A Senior Honors Seminar: Frontiers of Political Science FA11 ---
POLI 194  Research Seminar in Washington, DC FA11 ---

Psychology

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

PSYC 139 The Social Psychology of Sport FA12 ---
PSYC 141 Evolution and Human Nature FA12 ---
PSYC 168  Psychological Disorders of Childhood FA11 ---

Religious Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

RELI 110B The Modern Study of Religion: Social and Cultural Theories of Religion FA12 SP15

Sociology

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

SOCI 100 Classical Sociological Theory FA11
SOCI 102 Network Data and Methods FA15
SOCI 117

Language, Culture, and Education

(cross-listed: EDS 117)

FA11 ---
SOCI 131 Sociology of Youth FA12 ---
SOCI 133 Immigration in Comparative Perspective FA12 ---
SOCI 142 Social Deviance FA11
SOCI 148 Political Sociology  FA12 ---
SOCI 160 Sociology of Culture  FA11 ---
SOCI 163 Migration and the Law  FA12 ---
SOCI 167 Science and War  FA12 ---
SOCI 171 Technology and Science  FA12 ---
SOCI 178 The Holocaust FA12 ---
SOCI 184 Gender and Film  FA11 ---
SOCI 188E Community and Social Change in Africa FA12 ---
SOCI 196A Honors Seminar: Advanced Studies in Sociology  FA12 ---
SOCI 196B Honors Seminar: Supervised Thesis Reseach  FA12 ---

Theater and Dance

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

TDGE 126 Storytelling and Design in Animation FA12 ---
TDGE 196A Honors Study in Theatre and Dance  FA12 ---
TDHT 103 Asian American Theatre FA12 ---
TDHT 109 African American Theatre FA15 ---
TDHT 114 American Musical Theatre  FA12 ---
TDHT 115 History and Theory of Directing FA14 ---

Urban Studies & Planning

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

USP 137 Housing and Community Development Policy and Practice FA11 ---
USP 143 The US Health-Care System FA12 ---
USP 144 Enironmental and Preventive Health Issues FA12 ---
USP 173 History of Urban Planning and Design FA11 ---

Visual Arts

Course Number

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

VIS 117E Problems in Ethnoaesthetics FA12 ---
VIS 117G Critical Theory and Visual Practice FA12 ---
VIS 117I Western and Non-Western Rituals and Ceremonies FA12 ---
*VIS 121D The Illuminated Manuscript in the Middle Ages FA12 SP15
*VIS 122F Leonardo’s La Gioconda FA12 ---
VIS 123BN Jan van Eyck FA12 SP13
*VIS125DN Marcel Duchamp FA12 ---
*VIS 126C Problems in Mesoamerican Art History FA11 ---
VIS 126D Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions FA12 ---
*VIS 126I Southwest American Indian Art FA11 ---
*VIS 127B Arts of China FA11 ---
*VIS 127C Arts of Modern China FA11 ---
*VIS 127D  Early Chinese Painting  FA12 ---
*VIS 127E Later Chinese Painting FA12 ---
VIS 127F Japanese Buddhist Art FA12 ---
*VIS 127G Twentieth-Century Chinese Art FA12 SP16
VIS 127GS Issues in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art FA17 ---
VIS 127Q Japanese Painting and Prints FA12 ---
VIS 129A Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129B Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129C Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129D Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129E Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129F Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory  FA12 ---
VIS 129H  Art History Honors Directed Group Study FA12 ---
VIS 155 The Director Series FA11 ---
VIS 158 Histories of Photography FA11 ---
Last Updated: 12/03/20