Showing posts from November, 2016

Open seats in Econ 1 and 2: Introduction to Economics

The economics department has open and available seats in Econ 1 and 2 for spring 2017. These seats are available to all students especially freshman in their second semester.  Below are course descriptions. The courses are very similar however, Econ 2 has more lecture. Econ 1 will be taught by Professor Moretti, and Econ 2 will be team taught by Professors David and Christina Romer.  ECON 1   Introduction to Economics   4 Units A survey of economics designed to give an overview of the field.  Rules & Requirements Credit Restrictions:  Students will receive 2 units of credit for 1 after taking Economics 3 or Environmental Economics and Policy 1; no credit after taking Economics 2. ECON 2   Introduction to Economics--Lecture Format   4 Units The course provides a survey of economics principles and methods. It covers both microeconomics, the study of consumer choice, firm behavior, and market interaction, and macroeconomics, the study of economic growth, une

Nov. 29 Arts/Humanities Info Session: Research/creative projects funding; prizes; scholarships!!!

Dear undergraduate students in the arts and humanities, I am writing to let you know about a valuable information session that will address prizes, scholarships, and opportunities to obtain funding for research and creative projects in the arts and humanities.   Honors theses and the below-listed opportunities will be addressed briefly in the first half hour, by departmental advisors (among them Ken Mahru from English) and those who run some of the programs (among them Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships -- URAP, Haas Scholars, and SURF; Siti Keo, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and Juan Esteva, McNair and Firebaugh Scholars Programs). Then students who have participated in some of these opportunities will speak, and finally there will be a chance for attendees to meet one on one with program representatives.  The event will be held Tuesday, November 29 ,  3:30-4:30 pm in Hearst Field Annex room D-37. I hope to see you there! Oppor

Spring Data Science courses

What is the Data Science Education Program? Berkeley’s Data Science Education Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation for undergraduates in all fields and intended majors to engage capably and critically with data. No matter their major or background, all students today have a critical need to navigate a data-rich world. Foundations of Data Science (CS C8 and STAT C8) The program starts at the introductory level, with Foundations of Data Science, or Data 8 , which teaches core computational and statistics concepts while enabling students to work hands-on with real data. Accessible to students in all intended majors with no prerequisites. Ideal for freshmen and sophomores ; also now open to others Appropriate for science and engineering students preparing to pursue more advanced courses, as well as social science and humanities students Satisfies requirements , including the L&S Quantitative Reasoning requirement and the sta

The Prison Big Ideas Course is now open for enrollments (spring 2017)

The Big Ideas Course on "Prison" has just opened for enrollment. Professors from Ethnic Studies, Legal Studies and Social Welfare will co-teach this interdisciplinary class, which is guaranteed to enlighten and engage you. The course counts for Historical Studies or Social and Behavioral Studies breadth. Details are below and  here .  Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course introduces students to the long history of the prison in the American experience, questioning the shadows of inevitability and normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. While directly addressing the prison system, this course intends to engage with the full range of carceral geographies in which social life is penetrated with the state’s power to surveill, arrest, judge, and punish its citizens and the organizations and capacities through which that power is carried out.  The course aims to introduce studen

Percy Undergraduate Research Grant

This year the Center for the Study of Representation will award  four research grants   of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. The grant may be used to cover research expenses such as traveling to Washington, DC, to interview lawmakers; buying a dataset; or covering photocopying costs at an archive. Applications due on January 31, 2017  -  3 PM Apply Today! Questions? Contact Professor Terri Bimes at

Education 198: An Introduction to the Research University for Transfers

This Spring 2017, The Transfer Student Center is offering four sections of  Education 198: An Introduction to the Research University for Transfers .  This 1 unit, pass/not pass transition course is a great introduction to student life, academic expectations, enrichment opportunities, and campus resources. The course addresses the unique experience and perspective transfer students bring as they prepare to launch into upper division coursework. One key goal of this course is to provide transfer students with the support and information they will need to thrive at Cal. You can find more information regarding our courses and services below or by visiting our website at sitioncourses

Spanish Bay Area Project - Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

¿Hablas español? ¿Has vivido al menos 18 años en el Área de la Bahía? Professor Justin Davidson of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is conducting a linguistic study on acoustic elements of the Spanish spoken by speakers of the Bay Area. If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to participate in an  hour-long session in Dwinelle Hall that pays $15  (consisting of filling out some forms on your language background, reading some words aloud, and having a conversation in Spanish). We schedule sessions on weekdays and weekends, at your convenience!        -- Be between 18 and 65 years old        -- Have lived for at least 18 years in the Bay Area (anywhere connected by CalTrain or Bart)        -- Consider yourself a speaker of Spanish and English To participate, simply indicate your interest via e-mail to Professor Davidson:  SpanishBayAreaProject@berkeley .edu  

Communication Graphics Media, Exhibits & Brand in Cities, Architecture & Landscape

CED students: check out this SP17 short-term course! ENV DES198/298: Communication Graphics Media, Exhibits & Brand in Cities, Architecture & Landscape Mondays, 9-12 from  February 27 to March 20   Instructor: Keith Helmetag. Cal ‘75; Founding principal C&G Partners CCN 28776 (undergraduate) / 28791 (graduate) This course will be structured as a lecture and studio class that  explores how communication graphics are integrated into places and spaces to tell stories ;  celebrate individuals; establish and transform the cultural and natural fabric of our built and digital world.  Lectures on memorials, gardens and industrial heritage will recount history and noteworthy precedent global projects as well as behind-the-scenes insight about designing communication graphics for Yankee Stadium and 9/11 Memorial to name a few. Studio assignments will explore communication graphics projects seen on campus, in the Bay Area or in Bancroft Library’s archives in solutions that