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What is ecology? What is nature? What is ecological literature? In this class Timothy Morton, professor of English and nature and culture, investigates these profound and very urgent questions. In Morton’s recent book Ecology without Nature, he argues that environmental art needs rethinking...
Cellular function lies at the root of all complex and simple biological systems. This course will expose you to the fundamental mechanisms that allow cells to maintain the system of proteins and biomolecules required for them to replicate with high fidelity, to maintain stable functional states,...
These 1973 lectures by UC Davis Professor Maynard Amerine, one of the most significant wine scientists in the past century, introduce sensory evaluation to students in the viticulture and enology program. Amerine is widely considered the father of modern wine sensory evaluation. Under his...
This course details the nature and development of economies from pre-history to the Industrial Revolution. It explains how this was dramatically different from modern economies. Finally it considers what caused the Industrial Revolution, why it was in Europe, and why it was delayed till 1800.
The Romantic period witnessed the birth of major new forms of writing and thinking that are still relevant today. The social transition from an age of commerce and colonialism to an era of industry and imperialism radically changed the entire surface of the world. Sciences that we take for...
This album contains selected audio and video tracks from recent performances by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra & University Chorus, the campus's top student ensembles, featuring student and professional guests.
This album includes selected chamber music, noon concerts, and student recital recordings from the live concerts at the UC Davis Department of Music.
UC Davis course EEC277 introduces the design and analysis of the architecture of computer graphics systems. Topics include the graphics pipeline, general-purpose programmability of modern graphics architectures, exploiting parallelism in graphics, and case studies of noteworthy and modern...
This course overviews the contemporary experiences of Filipinos in the United States from a critical perspective. It is especially focused on the question of how it is that Filipinos are in the United States to begin with. To understand Filipino immigration is to understand the legacies of U.S....
The MIND Institute's various lecture series feature world-renowned leaders discussing the latest research and developments in the study of autism, fragile X syndrome, ADHD, chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Tourette syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This web series provides a...
A general introduction to the various fields within psychology. Within each of the fields we will discuss theoretical issues and research findings. Critical thinking is encouraged as we explore the methods and content of psychology.
The course focuses broadly on molecular and cellular aspects of plant growth, development and response to biological and environmental stresses. The course instructor is John Harada, professor of plant biology. In this course, he concentrates on selected topics to emphasize specific concepts...
Computer Graphics (ECS175) teaches the basic principles of 3-dimensional computer graphics. The focus will be the elementary mathematics techniques for positioning objects in three dimensional space, the geometric optics necessary to determine how light bounces off surfaces, and the ways to...
This course covers macroeconomics. Course 1A and 1B may be taken in either order. Analysis of the economy as a whole; determinants of the level of income, employment and prices; money and banking, economic fluctuations, international trade, economic development; the role of public policy.
The purpose of this undergraduate course is to introduce fundamental techniques and viewpoints for the design and the analysis of efficient computer algorithms, and to study important specific algorithms. The course relies heavily on mathematics and mathematical thinking in two ways: first as a...
This album features seminars on theoretical and experimental particle physics. Topics include supersymmetry, the Large Hadron Collider, electroweak symmetry breaking, cosmology and gravity.
The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series brings nationally recognized individuals to UC Davis and the College of Engineering to discuss the latest engineering advancements.
The goal of this course is to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences. These requirements for public speaking are common to graduate students in every field of study. Speakers include faculty members experienced in...
UC Davis psychology lecturer Victoria Cross delivers this course on the developmental account of human behavior from conception through adolescence with emphasis on motor skills, mental abilities, motivation, and social interaction.
This course deals with the techniques for automated extraction of high-level information from images generated by cameras, three-dimensional surface sensors, and medical devices. Typical applications include automated construction of 3D models from video footage and detection of objects in...
graduate students in the UC Davis Masters in Art History give thesis presentations on a variety of topics ranging from Any Warhol and Chicano mural artists to ancient Greek sculpture.
UC Davis awards more than 8,000 degrees each spring and celebrates with a number of commencements into mid-June. Watch as speakers, both students and distinguished guests speak to the new graduates about the world that they inherit.
This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. Professor Hoynes lectures on markets, supply and demand, efficiency and equity. She also uses this basic framework to consider a host of real world applications including taxes, environmental policy, education and welfare programs.