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Since the R'Course program launched in 2014, we have had quite an assortment of unique courses offered; from popular culture, policy and politics, social justice issues, international issues, languages, math and technology, and many others that don’t fit neatly into any one category. The one thing our students have in common is a passion for their chosen course topic.

Fall 2024 Courses: Coming Soon!

R'Courses for the Fall quarter are added to the schedule as they are being created. Check below for CRN and Section numbers of the course you wish to enroll in using R'Web.

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Click on the course titles below to see more information, including registration information. If a class does not have any registration information listed, it has not been scheduled yet. Check back regularly for updates. 

  • Can We Trust The Health Industry?
    Can We Trust the Health Industry?

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    Class Information: Educ 198  CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitators: Prerana Kelkar and Gavin Harris
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Teraguchi (School of Medicine)

    Healthcare, Inc. will examine socioeconomic aspects of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in terms of food. In this course, we will examine whether we can trust the information we’re given at face-value, or if we should be digging deeper for answers that pertain to our everyday living and habits. We will research and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of certain recommended foods. Is the information we receive about supporting our own well-being is based on evidence or influenced by corporations and their monetary goals? What information is being hidden from us, and are these reasons valid? Does sponsorship by certain companies lead to recommendations for their products over other potentially better options? Is the healthcare industry really just one big capitalistic entity?

  • International Relations as a Function of Spaceflight
    International spaceflight

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    Class Information: POSC 190  CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Harry Stoltz
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kim Yi Dionne

    Students will explore the fascinating world of spaceflight through a political lens. In the 1950s spaceflight emerged as a central component of the Cold War and has remained an important component of international relations. Students will examine and discuss how spaceflight has evolved from a bitterly competitive bilateral conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, to a more collaborative endeavor, and what the future holds in spaceflight relations. Even through tense times like the recent war in Ukraine, Astronauts from all over the world have remained on board the International Space Station.

  • Understanding Disabilities and Inequities Among People with Disabilities in the Inland Empire
    Disabilities in the IE

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    Class Information: Educ 198  CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Gianna Pelayo
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Subica (School of Medicine)

    Did you know that 11.5% of individuals in the Inland Empire live with a disability? This is higher than that of the state benchmark for California, which makes it all the more crucial to understand disabilities and the individuals who live with one (or several!). This course is intended to teach students about disabilities in four broad categories: 1.) physical, 2.) developmental, 3.) psychological, and 4.) sensory impaired. We will analyze the impact that these disabilities have on individuals who live with them. We will connect our findings and understandings to the context of the Inland Empire by discussing disability inequities that are prevalent among communities in the area and learn about resources that currently exist to combat those challenges.

    By taking this course, students will achieve a more thorough understanding of and compassion for individuals living with disabilitiesespecially those that are common yet often misunderstoodthrough in-class discussions, lectures, speaker recordings, student activities, academic readings. Students will ultimately be able to utilize their knowledge from the course to effectively advocate for equity for the disabled, develop a more compassionate mindset, and address stigmatized perspectives on disabilities.

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Class Information: EDUC 198 CRN:  Section: 
    Student Facilitator: Ila Youssefi
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Solis

    Are you interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Individuals with ASD often have unique and interesting perspectives on the world. This course is designed to introduce students to ASD by exploring topics related to relationships, advocacy, and appropriate support. It will introduce students to skills, strategies, and techniques to help promote educational and social success of ASD individuals in the home, work, and community settings. We will also discuss the impact of early intervention and strategies to support positive interactions, including how to foster relationships with ASD youth and adults.

  • Disneyland Imagineer

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    Class Information: EDUC 198 CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Jennifer Ibarra
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cathy Lussier

    Have you ever wanted to create your own Disneyland ride? In this course, we will focus on understanding how Imagineers develop different Disney rides. In order to achieve this goal, this course will explore how Disneyland (located in Anaheim, CA) developed its rides through attraction layout and how the architecture, props, and decoration are engineered to reflect both an artistic concept as well as historical settings.

  • Natural Language Processing Tools for Personal, Creative, and Academic Use

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    Class Information: BUS 198 CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Lance Santana
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sanjoy Moulik

    In this course, you will learn how to effectively use natural language processing (NLP) tools. We will cover various applications of NLPs in the field of artificial intelligence with a focus on ChatGPT. Topics of class discussion include academic applications, prompt engineering, ethics/bias, and an in-depth exploration of NLP mechanics. Education will be facilitated primarily through in-class lectures with an emphasis on projects, readings, activities, and group discussions.

  • The Future of War
    Futuristic soliders and drones

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    Class Information: POSC 190 CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Ryan Lo
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul d'Anieri

    The world is on fire and there is no water to spare. While American policymakers were distracted in the Middle East, state adversaries have studied the American way of war—and how to counter it. The Future of War aims to educate students on the evolving military tactics and strategies of the U.S., Russia, and China as they compete with each other for dominance. From the undercover Russian soldiers infiltrating Eastern Ukraine to the cat-and-mouse games played by the Chinese navy over the South China Sea, this course will cover the evolution of futuristic military doctrines such as Multi-Domain Operations and Hybrid Warfare. Walk into a world of deceit, cutting-edge technology, and cold, hard political decisions. Learning in this class will be assessed with role-playing exercises that put you in the driver’s seat of hypothetical military operations.

  • Emerging Cancer Treatments in the 21st Century

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    Class Information: NASC 198 CRN:  Section:
    Student Facilitator: Katherine Morrissette
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Radi

    This course is a hybrid between a workshop and seminar-style class that, through a series of crash-course lessons, will provide a comprehensive overview of various cancer treatments that are currently used in the medical field as well as those that are still in the early stages of experimentation. It is suitable for both life sciences and non-life sciences majors and is designed to be accessible to those who have little to no background in cancer biology but are interested in learning about the latest advances in cancer treatments. The course will cover chemotherapy, radiation therapy, viral therapy, anti-cancer vaccines, stem cell therapy, immunotherapy, and gene editing after providing a simplified foundational explanation of cancer etiology. Students will interact with course material through reading and analyzing the required course readings as well as participating in user-controlled simulations of lesson topics. The end goal of this course is for students to be able to understand the “why” and the “how” of several existing and emerging cancer treatments as well as be able to relate that understanding to their own lives. They will also develop skills pertaining to the interpretation and analysis of empirical and review articles that are translatable across disciplines as well as in non-academic life.

  • Media and the Mind: A Deep Dive on Mental Health Through Media

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    Class Information: PSYC 198 CRN: Section:
    Student Facilitator: Sahithi Malireddy & Iman Abuhijleh
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Annie Ditta

    From song lyrics to book excerpts, the correlation between mind and media is a fascinating topic central to critical ideas about mental health, self-growth, and human development. This course delves into the intersection of media and the human mind, addressing the impact of different forms of media on mental health. Through this course, students will learn about the effects that media identity has on the brain, misrepresentation of mental health, and the ethical implications of false propaganda and media bias. Each week, a specific form of media (e.g., social media, music, literature) and its positive and negative psychological intricacies will be explored. By engaging in group discussions, creative projects, and case studies, students will gain valuable insights into the importance of mental health and identity in an ever-developing and media-centered society.

  • Theater, Film and Digital Production: The Ultimate Maker Workshop