Graduate Studies (GRAD)

GRAD 202  Racism in Science  (3 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Aimee L Medeiros

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This introductory course provides the historical background of systemic racism in scientific research. It explores the relationship between notions of race and science and how scientific research has been informed by and perpetuates anti-Black racism. This course also examines the impact of bias and a lack of diversity in science and ways in which to address these deficiencies. Students will learn the principles of social justice-oriented scientific research and its potential.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

GRAD 210  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Academic Leadership  (4 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Danne S Duncan

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Instructor approval required.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

The DEI Academic Leadership course will offer training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and leadership to prepare graduate students to incorporate DEI values in scientific leadership roles. Through exposure to terminology, history, theories, self-reflection, and critical discussion, this course aims to develop and apply foundational principles to become a DEI leader in academic institutions and scientific enterprises. Students must submit an application prior to course enrollment.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

GRAD 213  Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Catalytic Course  (2 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Gabriela C MonsalveGabriela C Monsalve also teaches: GRAD 285, GRAD 286

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Only graduate students who have been accepted into the MIND Program are allowed to register for this course.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

This MIND Catalytic Course teaches skills in career exploration and professional development, by providing students a conceptual framework and practical tools. The course is career-neutral; it is geared for students who are starting or still considering their career options. The course encourages students to explore and aggressively pursue their career(s) of choice, including those within and beyond academia.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

GRAD 214  Responsible Conduct of Research for Basic Scientists  (1.5 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Liz Silva

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This course will cover topics related to the responsible conduct of research such as conflicts of interest, responsible authorship, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, handling misconduct, proper data management, research funding rules and procedures. Students will review and present case studies for class and online discussion, and submit written reports.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

GRAD 219  Special topics in racism and social justice in science  (3 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): GRAD 202

Restrictions: For Graduate Students in the listed programs.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

Each course offering will focus on literature and scholarship at the intersection of race, racism, and social justice, with biomedical research and health. Students will be expected to evaluate assigned readings critically before class and to present and discuss themes in class. Students will also be expected to write and present an essay that includes critical analysis of topics covered.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

GRAD 285  Internships and Experiential Learning (GSICE)  (3 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Gabriela C MonsalveGabriela C Monsalve also teaches: GRAD 286, GRAD 213

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Only graduate students who have been accepted into the GSICE Program are allowed to register for this course.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This is the training program for graduate students accepted into the Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration (GSICE) Program. The course covers career and professional development training (Individual Development Plans, job search skills, interviewing skills, communication skills) with a focus on career transitions that occur at the end of graduate training. Special emphasis is placed on preparation for more intensive career exploration activities, such as internships.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

GRAD 286  GSICE Curricular Practicum  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Gabriela C MonsalveGabriela C Monsalve also teaches: GRAD 285, GRAD 213

Prerequisite(s): GRAD 285

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

This course is offered to students who require course supervision for an experiential learning/internship opportunity.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Graduate Studies
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes