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A615: History of Western Modern Art (1800s-1950): The Journey to Abstraction
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lili Price

Have you ever wondered how our definition of “art” changed from grand, realistic depictions of heroes to canvases covered with a single color? Between 1830 and 1950, the world came to recognize art as a form of creative expression -- rather than a way to record life. This art history course will center around roughly 12 artistic submovements that eventually led to this drastic shift in thinking; these will include but are not limited to Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Suprematism, and many more! By analyzing significant artworks from each period, the journey from realistic depiction to the modern “avant-garde” will become clear and ever more impressive.
NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part class covering Western Modern Art history as a whole; either part can be taken individually, but it is recommended to take both for a more holistic understanding of the subject. Part II is entitled “History of Western Modern Art (Post War): Art for Change.”

A616: History of Western Modern Art (Post War): Artist as Activist
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lili Price

Post-war, art became a method to express thought, rather than a means of aesthetic decoration. Art was (and still is) utilized to trigger, spread, and implement social/cultural/political change. This art history class will cover more than 12 artistic submovements, mostly from the 1930s and the 1960s-70s; these will include but are not limited to Dadaism & Surrealism, the Harlem Renaissance, Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Feminist Art, Earth Art, and many more! By analyzing significant artworks from each period, you will come to understand and appreciate how art expanded beyond the canvas, left galleries and museums, and became a social practice. By the end of this lesson you will become familiar with much of the art that truly made a difference towards equality, making great strides against sexism, racism, war, classism, and much more.
NOTE: This is Part II of a two-part class covering Western Modern Art history as a whole; either part can be taken individually, but it is recommended to take both for a more holistic understanding of the subject. Part I is entitled “History of Western Modern Art (1800s-1950s): The Journey to Abstraction”

A619: Kpop Dance
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Vivian Wang

Calling all Kpop fans! Whether you love Kpop songs, have always wanted to do a Kpop cover, or spend hours on Youtube everyday staring at Kpop boys...this class is for you! An hour will be dedicated to learning the choreography from one of your favorite Kpop groups. No experience necessary! This is a class for true beginners who want to try Kpop choreography.

A644: The Art of Writing Poetry and Essay
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Ameerah Auwall

As a published author, novelist and poet, I hope to teach students the art of poetry writing and crafting essays that will enable admission into prestigious Ivy League universities.

The single session course aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation in which various forms of literature will be explored.

This class also aims to help students develop their close reading, analytic writing, and critical thinking skills as well as to introduce them to methods that will enhance their strengths and build confidence in academia.

NOTE: No previous knowledge of English Literature is required.

A664: Intro to Breakdancing
Difficulty: **

The music is bumping, the DJ is calling your name, and the floor is yours!

This class is for anyone that has ever wanted to learn how to breakdance. We'll break it down (no pun intended) into simple steps that everyone, even total beginners to dancing, can understand. Through our 1 hour 50 minute workshop, you'll learn all of the basics of breakdancing -- toprock, footwork, and maybe even some power! What do those things mean? Only one way to find out: sign up today! Can't wait to see you there!


Prerequisites
Make sure you're in an open space where you won't hit anything! Hard, smooth floors are probably the best, but you can do this outside if you want too! Just bring water :)

A678: Composing Music for Film
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Courtney Dantzler

In this class, we'll be looking at the history of film scoring through the lens of genre (silent film, westerns, french new wave, animation, etc.) and musical style (classical, jazz, world music, minimalism, etc.). We'll also discuss important considerations when combining music with the moving image, such as choosing the right instruments, balancing sound and dialogue, and eliciting emotion from the audience. We'll finish off with a fun compositional exercise and look at some famous scenes and reimagine what we think the music could sound like.

BEFORE COMING TO CLASS: Think about your favorite moments in film and tv and listen closely to the sound. Ask yourself --- how does the music and sound design contribute to the image, the story, and/or the movement of the scene? There's no pressure to come up with an "intellectual" response, just try to articulate how it makes you feel. It'll be our ice breaker.

NOTE: No experience required, just a love of film and music. Happy listening!

A683: Writing for the Stage
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Brett Iarrobino

This course is designed as a workshop for students interested in writing dramatically and creatively for theatre/the performing arts. We will learn basic techniques of stagecraft, including dialogue and character development, as well as the dramatic structure and the technical elements of a play. From there, we’ll work both collaboratively and individually using writing prompts to create our own scenes in whatever medium students prefer to write in. By the end of the course, students will walk away with one short play or sketch that has been read aloud and/or performed by their peers.

A688: Introduction to Music Production: Chiptune with LMMS
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Lance Soo, Zarek Syed

Have you ever had music from a video game stuck in your head? Have you ever wanted to make your own electronic music? In this course, I will introduce students to LMMS, a free, open-source Digital Audio Workstation that can be used to create music from your computer, and set the stage for further exploration of music production.


Prerequisites
Musical experience or knowledge of music theory preferred, but not required. Also, please download LMMS first at https://lmms.io/download

A702: Ancient Greek Art 101
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tobias Benn

An introduction to Ancient Greek art, focusing on sculpture and architecture. We will also briefly cover the Greek civilization and its influence on Rome


Prerequisites
None

A726: The Rhythm of Words: Scansion for Poets and Songwriters
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Naomi Hinchen

What makes Shakespeare sound like Shakespeare? How do songwriters put lyrics to a tune? And what does Emily Dickinson have in common with Pokemon? This class will cover the basics of scansion and meter, including some introductory music theory to demonstrate how to apply these principles to songwriting.

A730: Literacy in the Making
Difficulty: *

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”
~Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center

We are all storytellers, yet we don’t often have the opportunity to share our understanding of the stories of others. Empathy for others, particularly in today’s world, is essential. In this hands-on interactive session, you will explore past and present through a young child’s eyes and craft a project that expresses your unique understanding of what that means.

Materials:
5 sheets of paper (printer or construction); scissors, tape

A731: Poetry in the Making
Difficulty: *

Poetry in the Making

Join us for a hands-on making adventure where you will explore the meaning of a poem. So often we simply talk about poems and miss the opportunity to delve more deeply into our personal interpretations. In this session, we will share a poem about dignity, obstacles, and what it means to be human, and give you a chance to express your understanding by creating a multi-dimensional artifact.

Materials:
5 sheets of paper (printer or construction)
Yarn or string
Tape

A733: Indian cooking, how to make Indian Fresh Bread
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Meena Jain

How to make Indian Fresh Bread


Prerequisites
No

A735: Belly Dancing & yoga, Mantra, Meditation
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Meena Jain

Learn the Art of Ancient Belly Dancing. Easy to learn, Fun, Dance class. Dance
Of Neck, snake hands, Camel pose, shimmy and awesome vail Belly Dancing with Mona. How to do Hip lifts & Basic shimmy, live younger, lose weight, no stress, more Feminine. It is both boys and girls. Both students can take together. Learn fun dance. Enjoy learning Belly dance. Awesome class. It happen only today. Do not miss it. See you in class. Bring your friend with you or alone.


Prerequisites
No

A739: Intro to Digital Painting
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Catherine M

Learn how to emulate traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, charcoal, and oils using digital medium, namely Adobe Photoshop.

We will be reviewing the process behind achieving magnificent digital paintings of various styles.

The following art fundamentals will be covered:

- Light and color theory
- Composition
- Brushwork
- Narrative and storytelling
- Personal style

A741: Intro to Breakdancing - Section 2
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jeremy Dapaah

The music is bumping, the DJ is calling your name, and the floor is yours!

This class is for anyone that has ever wanted to learn how to breakdance. We'll break it down (no pun intended) into simple steps that everyone, even total beginners to dancing, can understand. Through our 1 hour 50 minute workshop, you'll learn all of the basics of breakdancing -- toprock, footwork, and maybe even some power! What do those things mean? Only one way to find out: sign up today! Can't wait to see you there!


Prerequisites
Make sure you're in an open space where you won't hit anything! Hard, smooth floors are probably the best, but you can do this outside if you want too! Just bring water :)

A747: Color Theory in Animation
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Amy Smith

There’s a lot more to color than what we learned in kindergarten! In this class we will go beyond the basics of the rainbow and learn how professional artists and animators apply color theory to their creations.

Using “Frozen” as a case study, we’ll examine how animators use color in ways both large and small to capture the audience’s attention, provide continuity, shape our mood, and give us unconscious cues to push or pull on our emotions.

One thing is certain - you’ll never again see the world in black and white!


Prerequisites
while not strictly necessary, familiarity with Disney's animated movies (especially ones by Pixar) is a plus

A748: Color Theory in Animation
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Amy Smith

There’s a lot more to color than what we learned in kindergarten! In this class we will go beyond the basics of the rainbow and learn how professional artists and animators apply color theory to their creations.

Using “Frozen” as a case study, we’ll examine how animators use color in ways both large and small to capture the audience’s attention, provide continuity, shape our mood, and give us unconscious cues to push or pull on our emotions.

One thing is certain - you’ll never again see the world in black and white!


Prerequisites
while not strictly necessary, familiarity with Disney's animated movies (especially ones by Pixar) is a plus

A690: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past
Difficulty: **

What good are old movies? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find a new way to see into our past! Increase your awareness of things present and past!


Prerequisites
None

A710: Standup comedy and public speaking
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Boran Ma

Ever wonder what it is like to be a standup comedian? Or feel nervous about public speaking such as giving a presentation? In this class, we are going to talk about some writing and performing tips for standup comedy and what we can learn from doing standup comedy that is helpful for public speaking.

Learning by doing is a great way to get comfortable and confident, so we will have writing practice as well. By the end of the class, each student will have the chance to perform a short standup comedy set.


Prerequisites
No prerequisites for this class. Just come as the creative self as you are!

A711: Sketch comedy writing
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Boran Ma

Need a creative outlet? Consider writing some sketch comedy with us! In this class, we are going to talk about some basics of comedy writing. After some warm-up activities, we will break into groups, write a short comedy sketch, and perform the sketch in front of the class.


Prerequisites
No knowledge about comedy writing required.

A729: Pop music and pop psychology
Difficulty: **

Do you know an entire sub-genre of popular music from our past was based on a now-discredited pop psychology? Come learn about this music and it’s time. See how this happened and then speculate whether this kind of thing might be in today’s music.


Prerequisites
None

A746: Intro to Character Acting
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Wesley Thompson

Theatre can be really fun and it can be even more fun in a fun part. How can you learn to do it your way and be true to the role? This course will give a brief introduction to what it means to be a larger than life character in a show, musical, or skit by employing some simple techniques to search the role or your own ideas. Along with a brief review of past character actors and what character acting means as a whole, we will explore how the actor can explore the role and employ their experience and ideas in an environment that has a director and varying directions an interpretation of a role can go.


Engineering

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E614: Neurons, Mobility, and Rehabilitation Engineering: Current Topics
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Noah Rubin

Greetings! This class is meant to provide a brief peek into the realm of neurorehabilitation engineering. It will broadly go over some of the disorders (such as Parkinson's disease) that affect your sensorimotor system, as well as some of the methods engineers are currently exploring to treat these ailments.

My goal is simply to give you small but broad look into this field and see some of the treatments that you may not be aware of, such that if anything particularly interests you, you will have some grounding and terminology to look into them further on your own. :)


Prerequisites
A basic understanding of physics and biology would be very helpful, but I do not want to restrict anyone.

E617: Basics of Biomedical Engineering
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Rebecca Reals

Are you fascinated by stories of scientists growing new organs or building robotic limbs? Have you fantasized about curing deadly diseases or preventing injuries before they happen? If any of these statements sound familiar, Basics of Biomedical Engineering is for you. Learn what biomedical engineering is all about, explore some of the exciting subfields (such as medical devices & implants, biomechanics & mechanobiology, image analysis & signal processing, and cell & tissue engineering) through real life examples, and implement these innovative concepts yourself by coming up with your own approach to solving an engineering challenge. This class is a surface level introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, geared towards students who are interested in learning more but aren't ready for a deep dive into a specific area.

E660: Real Rocket Science with Fake Engineers

Come learn how to do Rocket Science™, then build your own rocket using the Open Rocket software!

You will learn about the famous Rocket Equation, the materials used to make rockets, the basics of aerodynamics, and more! Then, you will get to see how these elements all come together by designing a rocket using the Open Rocket software - a real rocket simulation program used by the Stanford Student Space Initiative!


Prerequisites
Algebra 1 (recommended)

E661: Materials Gone Wrong!

It's a bad day if your phone screen cracks, but it's something else entirely if your airplane falls out of the sky. Learn about the science and engineering behind materials failures in history through exciting demonstrations and Q&A with Materials Science Graduate Students. Emphasis on exciting demonstrations, not a boring lecture! We'll experience first-hand how liquid metals can catastrophically destroy structural materials in applications like space exploration and aerospace. We'll explore how many materials can change dramatically with changes in structure, temperature, and other conditions. We’re happy to bring our demonstrations to you virtually! You'll walk away from this class with greater knowledge of the atomic structure of materials and a deeper appreciation for the diverse properties of the materials that surround our everyday life.

E679: Combat Robotics or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Submit to Our Robot Overlords
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nicholas Lau

Do you like robots? Do you like explosions? Then I guarantee you'll like learning about how lawnmowers of death engage in incredible acts of violence against each other.

Combat robotics is an exciting blend of engineering, design, and action sports that has been steadily growing since the 1990's.

Topics include:
History of combat robotics
Rules of combat robotics
Basic robot design
How to get started

E692: Electrifying Applications of Circuits
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Bryan Boyd

How does electricity actually work? This is something that many people ask, and this course will try to answer that question by looking into the basics of circuit design, and by delving deeper into the various applications of circuits in our lives. We will go through demonstrations of creating circuits to solve various problems, and then actually visually displaying these solutions. This should be a fun interactive course for anyone interested in electrical engineering or engineering in general.


Prerequisites
Basic understanding of Ohm's Law (V = IR).

E694: Medical Technology: Robots, Devices, and Imaging
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Charlie DeLorey

If you are at all interested in the multidisciplinary field of medical technology, this is for you! This course will present a brief history of medical tech, technologies currently in use today, and some that could be in our near future. Technologies that will be discussed include: the da Vinci surgical robot, hybrid CT imaging, implantable biosensors, and augmented reality in surgery. This course will be in lecture format with time for questions whenever they come up.


Prerequisites
A familiarity with physics and biology concepts (like the electromagnetic spectrum, human organ functions, etc.) will help, but will be covered in lecture as well.

E722: Stories in 2D: Sketching & Design Thinking
Difficulty: **

The stories you tell through sketching help convey your ideas to a broader audience. The way you draw out your thoughts can vary dramatically based on your audience. An engineering meeting requires a different form of communication compared to, say, a brainstorm with your family. We cover some basic theory of design thinking and sketching. Then we will guide students through an iterative design process, so students can communicate their ideas confidently to a variety of audiences.

E723: Living on Mars
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bruce Mackenzie

What would it be like to live in a Mars settlement. We will show pictures of proposed Mars permanent bases, settlements, villages, habitats (houses), workshops, and greenhouses. Some were designed in Mars Foundation projects.

E724: Why do aircraft look the way they look?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Laurens Voet

An introduction to aircraft design: how much can you learn by just looking at pictures?

In this class we will look at pictures of aircraft to explain why the aircraft are built the way they are.

By the end of the class, you will be able to describe the main functions of aircraft components and already be able to compute some aircraft characteristics yourself. All this, just by looking at a picture!

E725: The products we live with: a brief history of industrial design
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Pramod Kotipalli

The products that surround us, particularly those that have real utility and beauty, draw upon a long history of industrial design. We will dive into the design style that characterized cities and homes through the generations. We’ll start with products from the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) and end with the trends like Blobism and Deconstructionism. Practically, we’ll see how Apple Inc. has made use of blobism and neofunctionalist industrial design for products like their iPhone and HomePod. We’ll zoom out and see how the history of industrial design informs so much of the world designed for and by us. This class will take a presentation form with frequent breaks for interactive brainstorming, filling out a Zoom virtual whiteboard, and sketching.

E750: Sustainable computing: Understanding our digital carbon footprints
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Udit Gupta

In the past two decades, the world has witnessed an exponential rise in computing technology. The rise in computing technology has led to modern mobile phones, the Internet, and cloud computing. We use computing on a daily basis. But have you ever considered what the environmental impact of computing is? Where does it come from and what can we do about it? These are just some of the questions we will answer in this class!


Humanities

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H622: The Crusades
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joshua Hoffman

The Crusades are one of the most baffling, bizarre, and counter-intuitive events to ever happen in the history of Humanity as a species. One thousand years ago, tens of thousands of Christians in Europe decide to walk three thousand miles through unfamiliar and hostile territory just to claim a city half-way across the known word. Why did they do this? How did they do this? Did they succeed? This class will tell the story of the crusades, lecture style, and attempt to answer these questions which still baffle historians to this day.

H623: James Madison on the Founding of the United States
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Richard Guy, Bil Lewis

With the assistance of audience members reading appropriate dramatic
quotations from Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Dolly Madison, etc., he will lead investigations into events from the House of Burgesses, the Constitutional Convention, the “Dinner Party,” etc., that marked the coming of age of the United States.
More than a mere recitation of dates and facts, this will be an exploration the underlying reasons that prompted them to act as they did. Many of the issues they confronted then continue to be relevant today.
• Should we be one Country?
• What debts should be paid?
• Who gets the power of Taxation?
• Should a Private Bank issue money?
• Should we be agrarian? Or a center
of manufacturing?
• How do we limit the influence of Great Corporations on our public life?
• How can we protect the Common Man from the rapaciousness of the Rich and Powerful?
• How do we eliminate Slavery? • How do we make real the
“Spirit of ’76?” So we can truly say that “All Men are Created Equal.”

H630: A Brief Guide to Nuclear Weapons
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Chris Rielage

Most days, we act like nuclear weapons went away after the end of the Cold War - but some 12,000 warheads still exist around the world! Especially in a world of rising great power competition, understanding nuclear technology, strategy, and history is essential to any informed thinker. Our class will cover topics including, but not limited to: 1) basic weapon technologies, 2) strategic concepts, 3) and the modern nuclear balance.

H642: Irish Presence in America
Difficulty: *
Teachers: H Alex Chen

The Great Famine of 1845 was often viewed as the 'first wave' of mass migration from Ireland to the United States. Some 32.7 million people in America claimed Irish descent in 2015. This module examines the influence of Irish diaspora in America and traces the development of Irish American communities. It will assess the social and political influence of American Irish communities in the rebellions, revolts, and revolutions that led to the establishment of independent Ireland. The overreaching idea is the strong ties between Ireland and the United States throughout history.

Topics include the potato famine, cultural memory, Irish communities in America, the Young Ireland Movement, the Fenian Brotherhood and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and the Easter Rising of 1916. If time allows, the course will address the cultural significance of St. Patrick's Day and late generation Irish identity in America.


Prerequisites
None.

H646: The Steppe Nomads: Scythians
Difficulty: *

The aim of this course is for you to learn about the steppe lands stretching from modern-day Hungary to Mongolia, and how they created one of the most fearsome and interesting warrior cultures in all of history - the Scythians, with their nomadic lifestyle. The same lands also birthed the Alans, Huns, and Mongols, who all had enormous impacts on Eurasian History.


Prerequisites
None

H647: History of Magic and Alchemy in the Western World
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Hunter Newman

History isn't just a bunch of names, dates, and facts. It is the story of human civilization from the beginning to now. In this class we will cover the story of both magic and alchemy from their mysterious origins to how they are used today. We'll cover things like the Philosophers Stone, alchemical symbols, transmutation of elements, immortality, and cures for diseases. We will also cover important events such as the Black Plague, Trier and Salem Witch Trials, and the first successful transmutation of elements.

H650: Help solve climate change!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: John Gage

We know the technical changes needed for a relatively safe climate future: reduce human-made greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 and reduce CO2 in the air below 350 ppm by 2100. We also know that when pollution is free, we get too much of it. Climate pollution is still free in most countries. The cheapest, fairest, and most comprehensive way to address our climate pollution problem is a three-part solution:

1) Put a steadily increasing price on climate pollution when it enters the economy,
2) Give the money collected to the third party that is being harmed (all households equally), and
3) Use border carbon adjustments to protect US businesses and push our carbon price around the world.

A strong carbon price signal will incentivize efficiency, innovation, transition, and drawdown. Sending the cash back to households will protect purchasing power. More is needed, but this is our best first step.

It sounds so easy! What's preventing us from doing this? Is it possible to break the logjam and save ourselves? Can any of us do anything to help solve the most significant existential crisis human civilization has ever faced? Yes, we can. Each of us can take effective action in this pivotal moment in humankind’s history. Ordinary citizens advocating for effective, viable, and durable change is our last, best hope to avoid climate catastrophe. Let's get started right now!

H667: Ancient Greek Science Fiction: Verae Historiae
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tashi Treadway

What's on the moon? We know now because of advanced technology, but what if you had no idea?

In this class, we will explore the imagination of second-century author Lucian. In Verae Historiae, Lucian describes a fantastical adventure to the moon. We will read passages from the novel in translation (no Ancient Greek required) and explore Lucian's imagination as well as our own by drawing what Lucian describes.

Required materials: something to draw with and an open mind

H668: Basic Needs in Berkeley & Beyond
Difficulty: *

We all have things we can’t live without–these range from wants, such as smartphones or video games, to needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and more. “Basic needs” refers to the basic necessities we need to live a comfortable life and be set up for success. This class will cover the world of basic needs development and increasing access to such resources; topics will include the history of basic needs, basic needs in the modern world, and basic needs advocacy. There will be a 30-minute lecture, followed by a 20-minute Q&A.

H675: From Tiktoks to Newspaper Cartoons: The Evolution of Political Satire
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kristin D'Angelo

Have your parents ever roasted you for being on your phone too much, for spending hours scrolling through social media? Have they ever spent hours reading the newspaper? Well, you should inform them that news has evolved, and that those little political cartoons they look at mocking current politics have transformed into witty and sometimes questionable video clips of kids on the Internet giving their hot take on current events. In this class we'll analyze some of the most infamous political cartoons from the past alongside some of the most iconic vines and tiktoks of our generation, and observe how political satire has changed with each generation.

H676: Looking Back Through Architecture (NYC)
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Othman Saymeh

A survey of the development of New York City and modern architecture history.

H697: Animals and their History among us
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Tony Kinchen

Ever wondered how animals came to be such a large factor in our lives? From the pets we have in our homes, to the creatures we see on the big screen, animals have always been involved in our lives in one aspect or another. This class explores the nature of humanities relationship with animals and analyzes how their coexistence with us has shaped our lives.

H714: Snake Flags
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bard Cosman

Where does the Don't Tread on Me rattlesnake come from, and why is it so loaded with meaning? The brazen serpent (neḥushtan) that Moses raised in the Book of Numbers is a convincing ancestor for the American snake flag family, of which the Gadsden flag is the best known. The neḥushtan also seems to be the ancestor of the fouled-anchor emblems of the world's navies--like the anchor on the US Marine Corps flag. In tracing these stories, we'll touch on language, history, Jewish and Christian religion, and how symbols encode meaning, and we'll discuss flags and symbols without talking politics or religion.

H715: Snake Flags 2: Left Behind, Sort Of
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bard Cosman

While some of the snakes-on-crosses left the world of religion to become American revolutionary icons or the nautical fouled anchors, others stayed home, so to speak, and became symbols with the Christian church. The brazen serpent (neḥushtan) that Moses raised in the Book of Numbers became the 'type' for the crucifix, thus important in the depiction of Catholic saints and in the teachings of the Reformation. We'll trace what symbols in Christianity today reflect the neḥushtan, touching on history, the type/antitype idea and some key concepts of Judaism and Chritianity. Like the academics we are, we'll talk a little theology without talking religion.

H718: Protest Medicine and Global Health
Difficulty: **

In the wake of civil unrest and important social equity movements, we turn our attention to the history and future of protest medicine, and the brave street medics who protect the health of justice advocates. In this class, we will cover what protest or riot medicine is, the role of political unrest on public health, and ways to support street medics. This class includes discussions of harsh treatment of protesters in the United States and abroad, so please carefully consider your sensitivity to violence or graphic images before enrolling.

MIT Global Health Alliance is an undergraduate organization dedicated to promoting global health and health equity.

H740: Intro to Chinese Culture: Why people should not be afraid of China
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Rachel Yang

What was your preconceived notion of China? How did that notion change during the COVID-19 pandemic? An intro to Chinese culture and an open discussion about perceptions of China and Chinese people from the perspective of the average US citizen.

H743: Poetry of the Romantic Era
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nisha Aggarwal

An introduction to romanticism as a social, political, and literary movement, this course will first provide students with historical context of the period and then discuss the foremost poets of the era, with close readings of selected excerpts.

H744: Media Binds or Blinds? Eradicating Algorithmic Bias through Media Education
Difficulty: *

This workshop investigates the role of Algorithmic Bias/ Injustice integrating new technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) while developing global competencies, geospatial intelligence, and computational thinking skills. It offers creative strategies and possibilities for eradicating myths and misconceptions in education. We will engage in a wide range of media literacy activities exploring geospatial and computational thinking skills. We will investigate alternative points of view on news, global issues, algorithmic bias, and social justice through media literacy education.

H686: Everything I've Learned about Addiction and 12 Step Programs
Difficulty: **

Come learn what kinds of stuff / activities people can become addicted to. Why aren't you an addict? What's the use and abuse of addiction? What do addictions have to do with emotional age and emotional tools? Why can 12-step programs help? Why are 12 step programs "the last house on the block"--a last opportunity for some sanity? [Note that we may discuss issues which some may find triggering.]


Prerequisites
None

H689: The biochemical challenge to Ecstatic Religion -or- the nature of miracles
Difficulty: **

Jill Taylor had a catastrophic stroke from which, over years, she recovered. See a wondrous talk by this brain scientist and learn how our minds work within the world.
But that’s not enough! Come see how her experiences challenge a basic element of all religions. And then escape that apparent dilemma!


Prerequisites
None

H691: How to Succeed with Bosses and Bureaucrats
Difficulty: **

(This is a class which you’ll use likely daily for the rest of your life!) We all live in hierarchical structures: Work, family,  school…. What patterns should you watch for and which tactics may you use to help your point win the day? Come learn some of the tactics used by bad bosses…and some history, too! And I’ve got movie clips!


Prerequisites
None

H693: Performance of Race and Sexuality in Media
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Aleah Hayes

Should straight actors play queer roles? Should white and well known performers play the parts of Asian or Latinx/Chicanx characters? Is creating memes or reposting tik toks of black people just a new form of black face? Using examples from film, tv shows, and social media practices, we will discuss the ways race, gender, and sexuality are performed and embodied in media, paying particular attention to issues of whitewashing, black face, queer coding/baiting, and cultural appropriation

H745: Numismatics-- The Study of Coins and Currency
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Wesley Thompson

In this course, I will provide an introduction to the history and study of coins and currency, spanning from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern United States. Along with a brief history of the evolution of these tangible forms of trade, we will provide students with the opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience, observing obsolete forms of American money and being challenged to find the unique parts of different forms of currency and what affects their value beyond that of face value.

H645: Introduction to Political Ideology
Difficulty: **

Have you ever wondered what differentiates liberals, conservatives, and everything in between? If so, this class will help you understand the sociology behind political ideology and what positions tend to fall within the realm of debate for ideology. Not only will you learn more about political socialization in your own community, but you will also garner new insights for ideas that you may have never been exposed to before.


Math & Computer Science

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M604: The Truth Behind $$e$$
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Brandon Sandoval

Have you ever wondered why $$e$$ shows up so often in math and science? For example, why does $$e^{ix} = \cos(x) + i \sin(x)$$ (leading to the beautiful equation $$e^{i \pi} = -1$$)? Or why does $$\frac{d}{dx}e^x = e^x$$? In this lecture style class we will answer all of these questions (and derive the two aforementioned equations!) by exploring what $$e^x$$ intuitively and visually does, instead of going through a complicated proof using Taylor series or difficult limits. After this course, you will be able to look at any occasion of $$e$$ in math /science and be able to have an intuitive understanding of why it shows up there!


Prerequisites
To derive Euler's identity we will have to delve into complex numbers, so some familiarity with complex numbers may be helpful. However, I will start from the ground up, so if you're a bit rusty on complex numbers, do not worry! Likewise, we will have to delve a bit into calculus, so it will help if you have a basic notion of what a limit, derivative, and integral are. Again if you're a bit rusty, don't worry! I will refresh us on everything we need to know.

M620: Learn to Program in Julia
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Logan Kilpatrick

Julia is a programming language for ease of use and performance, which is rapidly gaining momentum in all kinds of technical and scientific computing. Our community of users have built state of the art packages for differential equations, machine learning, differentiable programming, mathematical optimization, physical modeling, and probabilistic programming. As the language grows, we want to make sure it remains accessible to new programmers so in this course, we will go over the Julia basics!


Prerequisites
Some knowledge/understanding of computer science/programming.

M628: Social Media and Data Science
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Derek Lim

Billions of people worldwide use some form of social media, and each person's actions on social media provide data that may be studied. In this course, we will explore applications of data science on social media data. This field of study leverages massive datasets, powerful computers, and smart algorithms of the modern day to draw amazing insights from social media data.

M662: How to write quality code like a professional
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bob Allen, Eddie Bush

You already know how to write some code, but you want to learn the difference between the way you do it now, and how professionals who get paid good money write tested, easy to read, high-quality code.

I'll teach you as much as I can in 90 minutes: it's about test DRIVING your code, and making code that reads like prose, aka "clean" code.


Prerequisites
You must already be able to write code in Java or Python or JavaScript. If you can solve FizzBuzz at Cyber-Dojo.org or anywhere, that's good enough as a starting point.

M685: Data Structures and Algorithms
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Rishu Garg, Laura Lyman

An introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms, one of the fundamental building blocks of Computer Science.

We will start this course by discussing what Data Structures are, and their use in different domains. We will gradually transform into designing algorithms to solve some classic problems in the field of computer science.

The ability to write codes is not at all necessary for this course. Logic and reasoning abilities along with understanding of basic math is the only pre-requisite for this course.

M698: How to Win at (Some) Games
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Zachary Winkeler

I want to give a talk about how to win at games in general, but it turns out that games are hard.

Instead, I'll be talking about a very specific subset of games called "impartial games". These games are much easier to analyze, but are by no means trivial. Our goal will be to come up with a strategy to beat any impartial game. Along the way, we'll do some weird math like "playing tic-tac-toe with only X's" and "accidentally drawing a Sierpiński triangle on a chess board".


Prerequisites
No prerequisites, but I should mention that this is going to be basically the same class as I taught in the Fall, so if you've already taken that one, you might find this one redundant.

M699: How to Win at (Some More) Games
Difficulty: ****
Teachers: Zachary Winkeler

I want to give a talk about how to win at games in general, but it turns out that games are hard.

Instead, I'll be talking about a very specific subset of games called "partizan combinatorial games". These games have very simple rules, but analyzing them involves some unexpectedly deep math. We'll draw some pictures, turn those pictures into numbers, and make sense of things like infinitesimals, surreal numbers, and whatever an "infinite beanstalk" is.


Prerequisites
None. If you've taken my other class ("How to Win at (Some) Games"), you can think of this one as a sequel of sorts. If you haven't, though, don't worry; this class is entirely self-contained. This class is probably going to be more challenging than my other one.

M751: Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Sid Rastogi

If I flip a coin 10 times and it shows up heads 5 times, is it a fair coin? To answer that question, we need to dive into calculus and statistics to learn about Maximum Likelihood Estimation. This is a crash course that attempts to introduce the concept and illustrate some of it's far-reaching implications in machine learning and statistics.


Prerequisites
A basic understanding of statistics and calculus (derivatives only) is helpful, but not completely necessary. Should definitely know precalculus (logarithms in particular). Most important thing is having mathematical maturity and a willingness to learn!

M705: Natural Language Processing (How Siri, Google Translate, Alexa, etc. work)
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: David Morley

This class will cover some of the techniques that are used in natural language processing (word vector/character models, etc) and also provide a brief interlude into machine learning. Everyone should be able to get something out of this course no matter their skill set.

For those who want to
get the most out of the course it might be helpful to have a minor background in neural networks/machine learning to give context to the ideas presented,
for this introduction I would recommend the series by 3Blue1Brown on the
topic at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aircAruvnKk

M709: Hands on Natural Language Processing (Write the Code that Makes Google Translate/Alexa Work)
Difficulty: **
Teachers: David Morley

This class would ideally be taken after the other NLP course I am teaching as students will directly apply the ideas from that course and implement them ideas in Python. This course will focus on being visual so students can see what exactly is happening without getting lost in mathematical details. No coding experience is necessary as much of the necessary code will be provided and not much focus will be placed on the coding aspect of the course. Students will need laptops from which they can access Google Colab notebooks for programming in Python.


Prerequisites
Be excited and smile (or at least turn your video on so I can see your frowns aha)!

M749: Intro to Computer Vision
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nisha Aggarwal

This course will introduce students to some introductory concepts of computer vision. We will discuss how images are formed on an image plane, how image sensors work, binary images, and how computers deal with blurry or noisy images.


Prerequisites
Some calculus would be helpful

M613: How to Lose Money On The Internet: Political Statistics and Prediction Markets
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Thomas Sheridan

In this course, we will learn about the basics of probability (outcomes, probabilities, expected value) focusing on how these concepts are applied to real-world prediction markets. We will also look at how polling is conducted, and how accurate (or inaccurate!) it can be.


Science

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S605: Geography: Thinking Outside the Map
Difficulty: *

Have you ever had to memorize every U.S. state capital for a geography class, or draw a map of every state? Have you ever wondered if that's all geography really is? If that's the case, then it's time to start thinking outside the map, like geographers really do! This lecture will go over three major areas of geographic study including: human geography, physical geography, and GIS/cartography. Learn more about this truly interdisciplinary field that has something for everyone. Previous lectures included red-lining in major cities, the science of climate change, the political power of maps, & more!
*All levels welcome!

Course website: https://maryantonia4.wixsite.com/thinkoutsidethemap

S606: A Battle of Forces: The Role of Inflammation in Disease
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tanvi Banota

The immune system lies in a delicate balance between the Light and the Dark, mediated by the Force: inflammation. Like in Star Wars, the mediators of inflammation work together and against each other to ensure our bodies are capable of fighting disease, toxicity, and cancer. Inflammation seems to play a role in almost every major disease (including a major role in the progression of COVID), but there's so much we still don't know about it. Do the keys to curing diseases like Alzheimer's, pulmonary fibrosis, and heart disease lie in controlling our body's inflammatory response to them?

In this course, we'll use Star Wars as an analogy to take a closer look at your immune system and the inflammatory response, especially how macrophages -- the white blood cell commanders of your disease-fighting army -- are the "chosen ones" destined to bring balance to the Forces of inflammation, and how inflammation plays a larger role in disease than you might have ever imagined.


Prerequisites
Basic biology knowledge, no knowledge of Star Wars required!

S607: Epidemiology: Disease Snapshots
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kenneth Cox

Are you tired of hearing about COVID-19??? Do you want to learn about diseases that are deadlier and harder to contain than COVID??? Take this class to find out!

S608: The Science of Happiness
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kenneth Cox

How is happiness studied scientifically? In this course, we'll look at a couple of models of happiness, experiments used to measure happiness, and some interesting results from these experiments (for example: did you know that how you spend your money makes a much bigger difference in your happiness than how much you make?)

S609: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drug Design
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Benjamin Rudshteyn

This course is a brief introduction to computer-aided drug design (CADD) which uses the tools of computational chemistry and data science to aid the process of drug discovery and how almost everything you learned about the lock and key model of protein-ligand binding is wrong. Concepts include, but are not limited to, the drug discovery pipeline and associated costs, Lipinski's rule of five, structure-function relationships, hit Identification, lead optimization, ligand-based vs. structure-based design, high-throughput virtual screening, agonist vs. antagonist, decoys, selectivity and side effects, allosteric interactions, assays, and more advanced computational methods.


Prerequisites
High school level chemistry and biology (AP level preferred)

S610: Chemical Origins of Life
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Benjamin Rudshteyn

This course is a brief introduction to the various current ideas about how life started on our planet from a chemical point view (abiogenesis). Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to the primordial soup hypothesis, Miller-Urey experiment, the RNA world hypothesis, Orgel's paradox, homochirality, protocells, and metabolism.


Prerequisites
Regents level chemistry and biology (AP level preferred)

S611: Understanding Dark Matter
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Joel Bernstein

You may have heard that over 80% of the matter that makes up our universe is mysterious "dark matter." But if we can't see it, how can we possibly know that it's there? In this class, I'd like to convince you that most galaxies we observe must contain dark matter - even if we don't know what it is.

At it's core, this is a physics problem. Luckily, there are only two equations needed, both of which you've seen before if you've taken a high school physics class. If you haven't, don't fret! I'll still be giving you an intuitive understanding of why we need dark matter. The equations will just be there for those who want to see them.


Prerequisites
No prior knowledge is needed. However, if you've taken a physics class, or seen the equations for 1) gravity and 2) centripetal force, you'll be amazed at how simple the solution to our problem is!

S618: From the Nature to Your Tap: Water Treatment, Quality, and Sustainability
Difficulty: **
Teachers: H Alex Chen

Think about your drinking water: Where did it come from? How was it treated? Is it safe to drink, how can you tell? What are some of the issues associated with drinking water in the world today? This module provides a comprehensive overview of drinking water treatment, quality, and sustainability. The module begins by an introduction to the concept of watershed and provides an overview of water treatment process from raw to distribution. The module introduces water quality measurement and monitoring through the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Topics such as lead and copper, hardness, bacteria, PFAS, and alkalinity will be covered. In the end, students will gain an understanding of some of the changes and challenges facing water quality and quantity, including contamination, availability, and distribution.


Prerequisites
None. Completion or enrollment in basic chemistry is recommended.

S626: Conlangs: A Disguised Introduction to Linguistics
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tulasi Holdridge

If you've heard of Klingon, Esperanto, or Newspeak (or seen the movie Arrival), you might be familiar with the concept of constructed languages. Conlangs are often used for worldbuilding in sci-fi and fantasy stories, but can also be a way to create community or just write messages to your friends that no one else can understand.

The surface-level goal of this class is to teach you how to make cool languages! I'll go into sound systems, word creation, sentence structure, and more. My secret mission, though, is to use conlangs as an entry point to the field of linguistics--the scientific study of human languages and their structure. I'll be using elements of language construction as scaffolding to explore some of my favorite parts of linguistics. Along the way, you'll hopefully gain new insights about language and how it works!

This will be a fast-paced class (there's a lot to cover) but should be fun and accessible to anyone.

S635: Chakra
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Meena Jain

Teach how to activate Charkras by chanting a mantra, color, and deep breathing. The word “chakra” from Sanskrit translates to “wheel” or “disk,”. There are seven charkras in our body. Within these chakras is pure healing energy centers within the human bocy. These seven charkras are the energy centers in out body which can be activated through chanting mantras, colors, and deep breathing to keep us health and happy.
Breath is life. Covid cure by deepBreathing. Learn charka and deep Breathing by yoga Guru Meena plus yoga Guru Mona. Awesome class. Do not forget to sign up. Enjoy class. See you in class asap.


Prerequisites
none

S638: Human Identification through DNA Typing
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Ram Kishore

What is DNA?
What is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)?
How to amplify DNA using PCR
What is STR?
What are steps in DNA typing?
How does electrophoresis work?
Examples of DNA profile created and used in the human identification


Prerequisites
none

S639: Yoga, mantra and meditation
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Meena Jain

yoga for neck, back, shoulder, mantra, meditation, om chanting, yoga for stress release


Prerequisites
none

S640: Introduction to Environmental Policy
Difficulty: **

Do you want to save the world? In "Introduction to Environmental Policy", hosted by Students for a Sustainable Stanford, students will learn about what it takes to develop effective policy solutions to protect the environment that takes into account all voices.

S641: MCB 000: Advances in Super-Resolution and Fluorescence Microscopy
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Scott Hester

We are living in an unprecedented age of biological imaging. Courtesy of the development of genetically-encoded fluorescent proteins and the microscopes that exploit them, a vast wealth of biological dynamics have come to "light". This course will cover a wide range of imaging techniques, with emphasis on those that function below the diffraction limit. After a brief synopsis of the history of microscopy, various techniques such as PALM, STORM, SIM, Lattice Light Sheet (with adaptive optics), IsoView, and 2-Photon microscopy will be discussed. Fetal development, cancer metastasis, cellular endocytosis, dendritic arbor formation, neuronal firing kinetics, and single-molecule tracking will be illustrated using these methods.


Prerequisites
An interest in the biological world!

S643: CRISPR and TALENs and ZFNs, Oh My!: Advancements in Gene Editing
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Haarika Kathi

This course will explore the history and advancements in gene editing technologies, with a particular focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 system, much of which was pioneered on Berkeley's campus. We will also discuss the ethical and social aspects of this ever-evolving field.

S648: Introduction to Light microscopy: how colorful can small things be?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Philipp Baumli

This class is intended to be a stand-alone introduction to light microscopy. I aim at covering historical aspects of light microscopy, the fundamental physical phenomena, the most common light microscopy techniques and prominent examples of their applications.


Prerequisites
Some high school physics and mathematics will be helpful.

S651: Crystals forHarnessing and Controlling Energy
Difficulty: ***

Energy -- making it, storing it, using it, and doing it all sustainably -- is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Crystals are beautiful, intriguing, and claimed by many enthusiastic bloggers to have elusive properties for controlling and harnessing our inner energies. But in the world of real science, crystals are perhaps more exciting and powerful than any blogger imagined--including harnessing, storing, and controlling energy in the 21st century! We will talk about how the chemistry and physics of crystals leads to exciting properties and applications to solar cells for catching sunlight, batteries for storing energy, catalysts for clean fuels, and maybe even superconductors. In addition to materials already in use, we will explore future energy applications involving cutting edge nano- and quantum-materials. Along the way, we will learn about bonding, lattices, band structure, surfaces, and other fundamentals of material science underlying these critical applications.

S652: Big Ideas in Solid State Physics: The Riddles of Graphene
Difficulty: ***

What makes electrons move like light in one layer, makes electricity conduct without resistance in two layers, and compels adult physicists to title their talks with the word “magic”? In this class, we will explore the big ideas in solid state physics, including the interactions and symmetries which allow electrons to behave in both simple and exotic ways. This physics describes much of the world around us as well as magnetism, superconductivity, and topological properties. We will explore solid state physics through the lens of graphene, from basic crystal properties to bizarre emergent behaviors. Through this class, you will learn about modeling and measuring the behavior of electrons in solids and explore the frontier of physics research, finding the answer to our riddle.

S653: The Cat Conspiracy and Other Mind-Bending Parasites
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Chloe Noll

Do you have a morbid fascination with human parasites? Want to learn about microscopic organisms that will fuel your nightmares? Then this class is for you! From toxoplasma gondii to rabies to mad cow disease, we will learn learn how these parasites hack your neurology and examine the strange results that follow. In this class, we will focus specifically on parasites that change your brain and learn about new research revealing the shocking effects of a mind-altering parasite that has already infected at least 30% of humanity.

S654: Epigenetics: Why everything you know about genetics is wrong
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Chloe Noll

"Genes are the blueprint of cell." You've probably heard that a million times at this point. But what if I told you that's a lie, and not only that, but that lie cost us billions of dollars! From famines to motherly love, we will explore the frontiers of how life experience alters our biology and how we pass on so much more than our DNA!

S657: Geobiology: What the Earth Teaches us about the History of Life
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Justin Duffy

How do we know what life was like millions of years ago? In this class, we will discuss how life interacts with the Earth, and how studying rocks, fossils, and biogeochemical cycles can help us understand the history of life. Topics will include fossils and fossilization, relative and absolute dating, the Great Oxygenation Event, mass extinctions, and climate change.

S659: Physics at the Atomic Scale and Beyond
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Keith Phuthi

We will explore the behavior of atoms through simulation and how the microscopic laws of nature lead to behavior such as melting, evaporation, gases filling up rooms and macroscopic properties of matter.


Prerequisites
Basic physics such as Newton's law of motion.

S663: Why do we fail?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Gary Zhang

It's not until you fall that you fly, but sometimes you just fall. In this class, we'll dive into cognitive science and how our brains enforce unconscious behavioral rules: designed to prevent failure, but which sometimes cause it instead. And since failure is a healthy part of the journey to success, we'll see how to code our psychological software to fail more, learn more, and thus fail less. *This course was previously offered as "How to fail, correctly" in a previous Rainstorm program, and is identical in content.*

S669: I'm Not a Morning Person: Chronobiology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lauren MacLachlan

Circadian rhythms - everyone has one, right? Turns out that some people have rhythms that make them woefully nocturnal (hi), while some people would be better suited for life on another planet. This class is for anyone who HATES waking up early, anyone who's ever felt like they got run over by a bus after hopping some time zones, or anyone who is interested in why exactly the number "24" isn't just a social construct but is woven into our DNA.

We'll definitely be getting into some neuroscience and genetics here, but we're also gonna talk about what it's like to live in a cave and whether that sleeping cure your Grandma tells you "works every time" is real or not.


Prerequisites
A bit of genetics or biology would be helpful, but definitely won't get in the way!

S670: Psychiatric and Neurological Disorder
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lauren MacLachlan

"Multiple personalities," hearing color, surviving a rod being blasted through your brain, and more - welcome to a whirlwind tour of neuroscience and abnormal psychology through the things that go wrong.


Prerequisites
Everything will be nice and light-hearted for the most part, but a number of our topics are fairly serious.

S671: This is Your Brain on Drugs: Neuopsychopharmacology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lauren MacLachlan

We're going to cover and discuss a variety of potential topics relating to drugs (illicit and prescription) - their effects on behavior, their action in the brain, and even many of the societal implications of these agents' use and abuse.

If there are any questions you might have in particular, feel free to ask! I keep about a third of the class open for questions.


Prerequisites
Some biology, chemistry, or psychology might be helpful, since this class moves fairly quickly. The only thing I really ask is that you come into the class with an open mind and the ability to take the topics seriously - I keep most of the class lighthearted and funny, but you don't want to be the guy laughing because you think drugs are funny when we discuss opioid deaths :/

S672: All About Alcohol: Neuroscience, Genetics, and Society
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lauren MacLachlan

Let's take a deep dive into one of our society's most ubiquitously used and abused psychotropic agents. The scope of this class is going to range from the microscopic to the societal:

Among other topics, we'll talk GABA receptors, genes like the hilariously named *cheapdate* in fruit flies, and genes that less hilariously have a lot to do with clinical anxiety presentations. We'll talk about drugs that are used to help treat addiction to other drugs, and we'll examine some statistics and culture in the context of one of few widely legal drugs of abuse.


Prerequisites
I'll teach you all the biology, chemistry, and neuroscience you need to know - but please be sure to come into this class with the ability to take our topic seriously and examine it scientifically!

S673: Introduction to Chemical Analysis
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kaiyu Fu

We all know that weighing scales in the supermarket is to measure the weight of items we purchase. Have you ever thought about measuring chemical properties, like mass, reactivity, percent composition, etc.? Come learn the fundamental aspects of the chemical analysis we will experience in our daily life. In this class, I will discuss the essential elements to perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis. I will also talk about some classic techniques, which have been widely used in the laboratory for chemical measurements, such as optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Don’t worry about these terms if you have never heard of them. I will highlight the key points of these techniques associated with the accessible analytical instruments to most of us. Finally, I will introduce some excellent chemical analysis applications that have been utilized nowadays to track our health status, analyze the element of ancient artworks, and design a powerful battery.


Prerequisites
High school/basic chemistry is highly recommended, but not required.

S674: Disability - Neurodiversity - Superpower: A Neuroscientific Examination
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lauren MacLachlan

In this class, we'll consider a number of neuropsychiatric conditions across contexts of advantages and disadvantages in function. We'll learn what biology we can about these conditions through neuroscience and genetics, and we'll bring that understanding to light when examining behavior and society.

Some focuses will include: Models of disability, neurodevelopmental conditions like ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM-defined personality disorders like Borderline Personality Disorder, the relationship of mood and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and creativity, intrinsic circadian rhythm disorders like Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, and some additional considerations like synesthesia or Congenital Insensitivity to Pain.


Prerequisites
I'll teach you all the biology and science you'll need to know, but we'll move fast! Since this course concerns material that is especially personal to so many individuals (including many of your peers!), be sure to come in with a scientific and respectful perspective :)

S677: Imaging Atoms
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Michael Boyer

Have you ever wondered how you can image the atomic structure of materials? In this class you will learn how one basic concept of quantum mechanics allowed for the development of a state-of-the-art experimental technique, scanning tunneling microscopy, to do just this. Then we will explore how the microscope is used to give information about materials at the atomic scale.


Prerequisites
None

S680: Medicinal Chemistry I
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Asa Knox

For those interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or research such as MD, PhD, pharmaceutical sciences, etc.

Topics include: Pharmaceutical products and drug action, common medication methods of action (aspirin, opiates, antiviral medication), pH regulation in the stomach, Taxol, and nuclear medicine


Prerequisites
Recommended: High school chemistry (Including AP and IB) as an introduction

S681: Medicinal Chemistry II
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Asa Knox

In conjunction with Medicinal Chemistry I

This course aims to take a closer look at specialized drugs affecting the immune system, drugs affecting the cardiovascular system, and various cancers.


Prerequisites
Recommended: Medicinal Chemistry I

S682: Molecular Imaging of Cancer
Difficulty: **

Molecular Imaging emerged in the early twenty-first century as a discipline at the intersection of molecular biology and in vivo imaging. It enables the visualization of the cellular function and the follow-up of the molecular process in living organisms without perturbing them. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine imaging, an important molecular imaging technique which produces a three-dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body. The theory behind PET is simple enough. Briefly, tracking molecule need to tagged with a positron emitting isotope and followed by scan the body with PET-CT. PET imaging have many advantages. The most important is its sensitivity: a typical PET scanner can detect between 10−11 mol/L to 10−12 mol/L concentrations.


Prerequisites
9th -12th grade students

S684: At-home Science
Difficulty: *

Did you know that you could extract DNA using house supplies or that you could run organic reactions from your kitchen?

There's a misconception that to be involved in science, you need access to fancy, expensive lab equipment. In reality, a lot of our greatest work in science emerged not from billion-dollar research facilities, but from the mundane: everyday observations that reveal the complexities of the universe if you look closely enough.

In this course, we will go through a number of at-home science experiments you can run with simple supplies. From kitchen chemistry to backyard microbes, our goal is to challenge you to become scientists at home.


Prerequisites
None

S695: Psychology: Sleep and Lucid Dreaming
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sina Zakeri

Want to be the king of your dreams? In this fun course we are going to talk about the different stages of sleep, as well as dreams! We will also be exploring interesting psychological experiments and findings!

S696: Glowing brains: how science can see past the mush
Difficulty: **

The brain is a big pile of mush, and studying the building blocks of the human brain is pretty hard. Luckily, we have smaller, easier to manipulate models (like mice) that have allowed us to see into the depths of this fascinating organ.
In this course you will learn about different methods to see the different cells of the brain and think about the issues each one presents.

S700: The Seeing Blind: Understanding Vision and Technological Advances
Difficulty: **

In this course, we will go over the visual system within our brain, touching on how blindness can arise. The rest of the class will focus on different technologies that have been developed in attempts to help people who are blind better navigate their surroundings. Afterwards, we will brainstorm our own ideas! This is a neuroscience course, so we will be discussing the anatomy of the brain, as well as neuroscience experiments.

S701: A not-so-brief History of Particle Accelerators
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Christopher Pierce

X-ray lasers, a pipe cleaning ferret, transmuting a non-precious metal into gold. Come learn about the sometimes absurd history of particle accelerators. Just over one third of all modern Nobel prizes in physics, chemistry and medicine were awarded for work done at these devices. We'll start from the beginning in the early 1900's and make our to the present where modern day physicists are fighting to create beams with every greater energy and intensity. Along the way we'll explore some of the interesting physics which powers these devices and the modern day problems that face researchers using them.

S703: Journey through the COSMOS
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Edward Ramirez

Ever wondered where everything comes from? How did trees and flowers come about or the materials that make up the device you're reading this on? How about life itself? Would you believe that everything in our known universe is due to a bit of simple chemistry? Fasten your seat belt because in this course, we are traveling way back to the dawn of our universe, zooming through the cosmos and fast forwarding through history to explore the evolution of life and everything on Earth and beyond. No prior knowledge is required!

S704: Seared steaks, baked cookies, toasted marshmallows - what makes them taste so good?
Difficulty: *

Seared steaks, baked cookies, toasted marshmallows... What makes them taste so good? In this class, we will dive into the science behind the flavors of "browned" food. The Maillard reaction is a type of chemical reaction for amino acids and sugars. Depending on the condition, it can generate hundreds of different chemicals with very distinctive flavors.

S712: Ask a Surgeon about Appendicitis
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bard Cosman

10% of our population gets this disease, traditionally treated surgically. To explain appendicitis, we touch on anatomy, physiology, medical history, surgical technique, and the movable boundary between medicine and surgery.
It's an interactive class (as in medical school) rather than a lecture, so I'll call on folks for responses. You don't need to prepare, just be willing to participate.


Prerequisites
Be willing to be called on and offer an opinion.

S713: Ask a Surgeon about Cancer
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bard Cosman

Talking about cancer, the family of diseases that is the #2 killer of Americans, means going into many different areas of medicine. To explain how these diseases are managed, we touch on anatomy, physiology, cancer staging, surgical technique, and the interaction between surgery and other medical specialties.
It's an interactive class (as in medical school) rather than a lecture, so I'll call on folks for responses. You don't need to prepare, just be willing to participate.


Prerequisites
Be willing to be called on and offer a response.

S719: Who's the Strongest Incredible? Superhero Physics (and why it Matters)
Difficulty: ***

Superhero stories, whether they are from comics, books, movies, or TV shows, are an awesome way to use our imagination. In this course, I am going to go through some ways of wrapping our heads around our favorite super people using physics. Our goal will be to show how the power of physics brings life to superpowers, and how the physics of superheroes might even be important for our daily lives. (inspiration from "The Physics of Superheros" by James Kakalios and "What If?" by Randall Munroe).


Prerequisites
Algebra High school physics is helpful and is recommended, but is not required.

S732: The Quantum Complex
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Orion Ning, Ryan Tamura

Often relegated to a secondary role in the standard mathematics curriculum, complex numbers are usually unfortunately presented as a contrived abstraction used to solve certain equations. In this session, we want to show that, ironically, these 'imaginary' entities are some of the most useful and insightful mathematical and physical (!) objects we have today.

This whirlwind tour will guide learners through the motivations of complex numbers, the rigorous (and magical) field of complex analysis, as well as the essential use of these ideas in physics, namely quantum mechanics and theoretical particle physics.


Prerequisites
No strict prerequisites, but basic knowledge of high school algebra, calculus, and/or mechanics would be helpful and would best enrich your experience. The most important prerequisite however, is always just curiosity!

S737: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Emily Nelson

What is DBT, what was it originally used for, and how can we apply the principles of DBT in our everyday lives?

This class will include a lesson on the history of DBT, explanation of modern uses for the therapy, and an introduction to the principles of DBT and how they are used. There will be time for a Q&A at the end.


Prerequisites
This course will discuss mental disorders, emotional regulation, and touch on sensitive subjects of self harm and suicidality. Please come ready to learn about these potentially sensitive or triggering topics.

S742: Animal Behavior: The Basics
Difficulty: *

Do animals have personalities? What causes different animals to behave differently? Why do animals play? This class will briefly introduce students to basic concepts in the field of animal behavior through a presentation and breakout discussions.

S753: What in the World is Anthropology?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jena Huber

"Anthropology is the perfect alliance of cultural studies and biological science" - The Hominid Rap

Most students don't hear about the amazing field that is anthropology until they are already in college. This class will be a crash-course introduction into the discipline-- one you might remember when it comes time to pick a major on college apps! We'll look at some of the most interesting aspects of each of the four subfields: Cultural, Linguistic, Physical, and Archaeological!

S649: Hepatitis B 101
Difficulty: **

Learn a bit about Hepatitis B and overall liver health! This course is great for students who are interested in biology, medicine, or science in general!

S612: Magic Space Balloons and You: Molecular Orbitals and How Chemistry Really Works
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Thomas Sheridan

We will learn about the basics behind molecular orbitals and bonding in molecules. This course will go over (very briefly) how to make molecular orbital diagrams, the geometry behind molecular orbitals, and the conceptual basis behind how bonding actually happens.


Prerequisites
At least one chemistry class. This will be a relatively difficult (1st year college/senior year HS class) but I will start from the basics of chemical bonding.


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X603: Intimate Justice: Reimagining Sex Ed
Difficulty: *

"Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers." — Mean Girls (2004)

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If you've seen the movie Mean Girls, you know this scene is just for laughs. But actually, that kind of sex ed isn't too far off from the reality in U.S. high schools today. For example, did you know that only 17 states require sex ed program content to just be *medically accurate*? Yep, and there are a lot more mind-boggling facts where that came from.

Or maybe you feel like you've learned enough -- you know that contraception is good and STI's are bad, and maybe some basics about sexual consent too. But there's a lot more to sex ed than learning what's safe and legal. If you'd like to dip your toes in some sex ed that's **feminist** (i.e. how can we celebrate self-exploration and pleasure in female sexuality), **comprehensive** (i.e. what about topics like healthy relationships, body image/self-esteem, and messages from pop culture?), and **supportive** (i.e. how do we figure out our own values, boundaries, and desires regarding sex), this class is for you!

X621: Rubik's Cube 101
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Richard Parada

Have a spare Rubik's cube lying around the house that you've always wanted to solve? Look no further! This class is a beginner friendly walkthrough of the 3x3 Rubik's Cube that requires no prior knowledge! Come with a cube and a willingness to learn!


Prerequisites
3x3 Rubik's cube. Cheap options available here- https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes?sort_by=price-ascending

X625: Interactive Fiction
Difficulty: **

Interactive fiction is the world of text adventure games, visual novels, choose-your-own-adventure books, and much more! It brings together computer science and the creative arts in a unique way, and has fun tools out there ready for total beginners to make their own stories.

In this class, we'll give you a brief overview of the history of interactive fiction. Then, for the main part of the session, we'll try out cool ways to build and play IF games. The class will be split into two groups--for those who want a fast-paced challenge (especially if you have an interest in coding), you'll get a crash course in the Inform 7 programming language. For those who want to do less coding and more writing, you'll be introduced to Twine!

Best of all, we have tons of IF game recommendations to share. Depending on the vibes people want, we can always make time for just geeking out about IF :]

X627: Food Through a Societal Lens
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ryan Moon

How access good foods, and who is impacted disproportionately by fast-food and big food corporations are intertwined with government policies. Among many injustices committed against black and brown people by the government, arguably, the most impactful today are redlining neighborhoods and restricting loans from people of color. As I will demonstrate in the class, these housing policies -- most of them made in the 1930s & 40s -- dictate racial wealth inequality and segregation in neighborhoods which have a multitude of implications on schooling, food deserts, policing, and more. We will then take this conversation to current events. How is inequality reflected in access to food in this pandemic?

X629: Investing in the Stock Market
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Andrew Richards

Want an easy intro in the stock market? Learn to choose good stocks? Read Figure out what the market is like during pandemic season? Take this class to know the above and more.

X631: Intro to Pilates
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Amisha Iyer

Ever tried working out in your bedroom? Did you hit yourself on the wall or crash into your bed? Did your parents complain about the thumping when you tried to do jumping jacks? Quarantine workouts aren't ideal when you don't have the space or the motivation. But wait, there's a solution. Enter Pilates, a chill, bedroom-friendly way for you to keep active and take a break from the stress of online school. All you need is a yoga mat (or yoga mat sized space), a water bottle and a small towel, and you're ready to start on your Pilates journey!

X655: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS.
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Mona Jain, Anil Sharma

Class Title: yoga For Beginners

Category: Miscellaneous

Class Description:
SUKHASANA - EASY POSE--There are some amazing benefits of Sukhasana. It spreads a sense of calm and peace through your mind and body. Your body alignment is improved. Practicing this asana helps elongate your spine.
PADMASANA- ( LOTUS POSE)--The Posture is a power packed hip and heart opener, with numerous physical and spiritual benefits. It is one of the best meditative poses.
VAJRASANA-(THUNDERBOLT OR DIAMOND POSE)-It Strengthens pelvic muscles by changing the flow of blood and nerve impulses the pelvic region. It improves the whole digestive tract, relieves
stomach disorders such as acidity and peptic ulcer.
KAPAL BHARTI-(FIRE OF BREATH) -It Helps in Weight loss,Mental Agility,Blood Circulation,Enhances beauty, Healthy body organs,Stress relief. It lights up your life.
TULASANA-(BALANCE / SCALE POSE)-Strengthens your arms, wrists, and upper body region. Makes your shoulders strong.
Relaxes muscles and calm the mind. increases the sense of balance. It includes tightening the abs and bring out a rigid stomach. The muscles of your abdomen are pulled up tight and thus lungs show sign of improvement.

Prerequisites:
Any one is eligible for taking this class. There are no prerequisites required for this class as the class is for Beginners.


Prerequisites
Any one is eligible for taking this class. There are no prerequisites required for this class as the class is for Beginners.

X658: Teach Like A Champ
Difficulty: *

Moments constantly arise where we'd like to better understand someone's thinking. Occasionally, we'd like to teach someone something and we really care that they understand it. Perhaps you've even considered being a tutor or an educator. This class explores the science of how people learn and will prepare you to teach like a champ.

X665: The Art of Guessing
Difficulty: **

How many pigeons are there in New York City? How many stars are there in the sky? Learn to cunningly guess your way out of such conundrums with surprising accuracy, and discover the secrets to tackling Fermi questions.

Fermi questions are order-of-magnitude puzzles that span a variety of topics from economics to engineering, atoms to astrophysics, and pop artists to pop-tarts. While they seem impossible at a glance to solve without Google, answering them with precision is an art easily learned. We hope to see you in class!

X706: Get Into the College of Your Dreams with the Perfect College Essay!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Neira Ibrahimovic

Are you wondering what it takes to get into the school of your dreams? Well look no further- this class will teach you all about how to write the perfect college essay that will make you a strong candidate for any UC school! Come learn about the steps to writing your essays, tips to make them better, and even get a head start by starting today! I'll also show you all my college essays that got me into UCLA, and we can work together from there... this class is a MUST!

(DISCLAIMER: This class is geared towards writing essays for University of California schools, though the skills you will learn are applicable to any college essay! We do not guarantee admission into university upon completion of this class!)

X707: Quantum Money Mindset
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Emmy Ibrahimovic

Money is such a charged subject, and affects us all in some way. Our society has programmed us to think in terms of lack and scarcity in regards to money. However, this is not serving us.

What if I told you that there is more than enough money to go around for everyone? What if I told you that by changing your mindset about money, you can attract massive wealth into your life?

I am so EXCITED to share how YOU can transform your relationship with money, and view money as a friend who loves you. You will go from scarcity consciousness to wealth consciousness, from lack consciousness to ABUNDANCE consciousness.

After this workshop, you will never see money in the same way again. You will be so grateful for the money you have and the money that's coming into your life, realizing that there is an infinite supply for you and for everyone. Why? Because money circulates and flows like the CURRENCY that it is.

During this class, you will be receiving all the money and abundance codes that will inspire you to go deep into your potential and expansion, realizing that financial abundance and FINANCIAL FREEDOM IS. YOUR. BIRTHRIGHT.

You will step into the quantum field where ANYTHING is possible, where your WILDEST DREAMS have come true, where money is flowing to you in all directions! How can we be in in this Quantum Money Mindset? You will find out in this workshop, which will be packed with affirmations and powerful activations where you will get the chance to rewrite your story about money, so that you can MAGNETIZE this currency into your life WITH EASE!

Most of all, you will be surrounded by a community who sees you as a soul, as precious light with so much potential to access from within and so much LOVE to share.

Get ready to experience super HIGH VIBES that will brighten your day and inspire you to see Life as the GIFT that it truly is. Everything is so connected. When we heal our relationship with money, we heal our relationship with Life, because we realize the abundance that we're oh so worthy of!

X708: Body Positivity
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Emmy Ibrahimovic

We all have bodies. And we all have a unique relationship with our body.

You may be criticizing your body, or comparing your body, or not treating your body with upmost respect.

Our bodies grow and change over time, as do we.
How do we heal our relationship with our bodies? How do we shift our perspective so that we can treat our bodies in the most loving way possible.

No matter what color, shape, or size our body is, we deserve to honor our body in the most intentional, beyoutiful way. Society and mass media though, has conditioned us to compare our bodies to "physical beauty standards" or to shame our cellulite or to stick our tummy in every picture or to use excessive filters, essentially focusing so much on the external appearance that we forget our inherent worth.
When we look in the mirror, how do we feel? How do we talk to our bodies? Do you see your inherent beyoutuy? Do you see your body as a sacred temple for your soul? Do you love every inch of your beyoutiful body?

During our workshop, we will create such a welcoming community for you to fully transform your relationship with your body seeing your body as a living altar, an ecosystem, a physical sanctuary, so incredibly unique for you; you will see your body as a SAFE SPACE for your soul to grow! Your body will essentially become your best friend, and you will feed your body with the most loving intentions and thoughts you can ever dream of! Because our bodies listen to what we say and responds accordingly, AND we listen to what our body has to say, tuning into the innate wisdom and intelligence that is encoded in our being.

What you will receive:

-POWERFUL Affirmations that will completely shift your entire perspective
-TRANSFORMATIVE Body Love + Positivity Activities that will forever heal your relationship with your body
-UPLIFTING Mirror Work Tools that inspire you to LOVE what you see when you look in the mirror
-UPLEVEL Social Media Hacks so you'll never compare your body to anyone else's and release all expectations of "shoulds"
-POTENT SELF LOVE Practices that will amplify the Love you can feel in your body Right Now!

Are you ready to LOVE your body WHOLE-HEARTEDLY? Come join us!

X720: Events Planning for Non-Planners
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Vanny Koornwinder

You are asked to coordinate an event for your school or you want to do a surprise party for your parent/friend but don't know where to start. This is the class for you. Events Planner may not be a career you'd consider before. But if you love to wow others by creating an amazing experience, you should find out more about events planning career. Come and join me to learn why I do what I do for over two decades and still love it.

X721: Into the Criminal Mind: The Intricacies of True Crime Stories
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Nicole Calianese

In this course we will discuss some of the most notorious True Crime stories.

We'll get a glimpse inside the minds of both the criminals, and those who hunted them down.


Prerequisites
Please note: this course will discuss details of violent criminal activity and illegal behavior. There may be clips of interviews with true criminals where they discuss their violent acts. Please be sure that this is not content that will make you uncomfortable.

X734: Learn to Sing Karaoke
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mona Jain, Meena Jain

Learn to sing song on karaoke or without karaoke. Fun class. Learn to sing. Challenge yourself. You can do it. Show to world who are you? You have talent to sing. Do not hide your talent, your teacher with you. Only you need to sign up for the class. It only happen once a year. See you in class. Teacher is waiting for you. Meet with Karaoke Guru, Mona. Go ……..Learning to sing is a awesome gift yourself.
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO START SINGING LESSONS?
There is no age to learn singing. Any age , you can learn. Many children enjoy singing, a very young age or any age can learn to sing
Because singing does not depend on instruments, the best age to start singing lessons , when you decide to sing . However, learning to sing requires regular practice, practice make you perfect. After learning song , you are a different person. Where ever you go singing talent with you. You always winner no matter what, because you have ability to sing , you not scared in public to sing song. Music is my life. The art is singing make a better person. Learn to sing you are my sunshine by singing you can express your feelings and emotions. Singing is internationally language.


Prerequisites
No

X736: U.S. Service Academy Application Process and Coast Guard Overview
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Joshua Murdy

This course will cover the general application process for the United States Federal Service Academies, including: US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy (Army - West Point), US Naval Academy, and US Coast Guard Academy.

Further, the course will discuss the various career paths and accession sources within the Coast Guard.

X738: Building Mental Resilience
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Catherine M

Do you struggle to maintain your mental health?

Avoid your painful emotions?

Are you your own worst critic?

Regularly feel anxious or depressed?

Suffer from rumination or spiraling thoughts?

In this course you will learn researched-backed approaches to effectively manage your mental health and build mental resilience to handle life's stressors (that we all experience!).

After this course, you can start applying these techniques and take steps toward breaking your own patterns.

In this course, you will learn how to:
- Develop emotional literacy: The problem with running from painful emotions
- Identify negative thought patterns and restructure them into productive ones
- Develop self-compassion
- Define personal values to anchor and guide your life

Disclaimer: This course is not psychotherapy, medical advice, nor a replacement for the professional help provided by a licensed clinician, mental health counselor, or therapist. The course instructor is not a mental health professional.

X752: DnD Do's 'n Don't's
Difficulty: *

Dungeons and Dragons has exploded in popularity in recent years, mostly due to its increasingly common cameos in shows such as Community or Stranger Things. This explosion has of course led to many new players and DM's alike picking up D20's and character sheets for the first time.

This course is primarily geared towards beginner and novice players, but its discussions will likely benefit even the most seasoned of DM's. The key points of the class will center around core rules and approaches to the game as well as the most important tool to any player and DM - improvisation.

We will also be focusing on DMing in the last portion of the class as well.


Prerequisites
None

X666: Business in Spanish
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Thomas Yim

En esta clase, estudiaremos un caso de negocios para que comprendan mejor el mundo empresarial. Se abordará desde el punto de vista de un consultor. Conocerán el sector de la consultoría estratégica. La clase será en español.


Prerequisites
an ability to understand Spanish