Optometry (OPTOM)

Courses

OPTOM 10 The Eye and Vision in a Changing Environment 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course covers introduction to the basis of common sight-reducing visual disorders with major public health implications for society--e.g., myopia, cataracts, diabetic hypertensive eye disorders, developmental disorders (e.g., lazy eye), and environmentally induced disease and disorders (solar eye burns, cataracts). Major approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common disorders will be addressed in terms of the biological
and optical sciences underlying the treatment or prevention. Impact of eye care on society and health and care delivery will be reviewed.
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OPTOM C10 The Eye and Vision in a Changing Environment 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Course covers introduction to the basis of common sight reducing visual disorders with major public health implications for society--e.g., myopia, cataracts, diabetic hypertensive eye disorders, developmental disorders (e.g., lazy eye), and environmentally induced disease and disorders (solar eye burns, cataracts). Major approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common disorders will be addressed in terms of the biological
and optical sciences underlying the treatment or prevention. Impact of eye care on society and health and care delivery will be reviewed.
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OPTOM 39B Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. No prerequisities. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 25.

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OPTOM 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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OPTOM 98 Directed Group Study 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Directed group study for undergraduates interested in the field of optometry.

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OPTOM 198 Directed Group Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Directed group study for undergraduates interested in the field of Optometry.

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OPTOM 200A Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Fundamentals of the optometric examination. Case history, visual acuities, objective and subjective methods of determining refractive status. Basic examination of anterior ocular structures and the ocular fundus; perimetry.

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OPTOM 200AL Clinical Examination of the Visual System 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Fundamentals of the optometric examination. Case history, visual acuities, objective and subjective methods of determining refractive status. Basic examination of anterior ocular structures and the ocular funds; perimetry.

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OPTOM 200B Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Classification and epidemiology of refractive errors, evaluation of accommodative and binocular status. Tonometry, advanced techniques of examining the posterior pole, evaluation of visual pathway function.

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OPTOM 200BL Clinical Examination of the Visual System 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Classification and epidemiology of refractive errors, evaluation of accommodative and binocular status. Tonometry, advanced techniques of examining the posterior pole, evaluation of visual pathway function.

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OPTOM 200C Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Case analysis of refractive, accommodative, and binocular anomalies. Pediatric examination techniques. Advanced methods of examining the peripheral ocular fundus; anterior chamber angle evaluation.

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OPTOM 200CL Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Case analysis of refractive, accommodative, and binocular anomalies. Pediatric examination techniques. Advanced methods of examining the peripheral ocular funds; anterior angle evaluation.

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OPTOM 200D Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Modification of the exam sequence for specific patient needs. Evaluation and management of tear film disorders; analysis of vision with cataract. Patient management and professional communications; legal and ethical issues; managed care and optometry.

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OPTOM 200DL Clinical Examination of the Visual System 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Modification of the exam sequence for specific patient needs. Evaluation and management of tear film disorders; analysis of vision with cataract. Patient management and professional communications; legal and ethical issues; managed care and optometry.

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OPTOM 213 Evidence Based Optometry 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Basic concepts in evidence based optometry including various clincal study designs, potential sources of bias in each design as well as development of a systematic approach to evaluate strength of evidence from published studies, to identify potential limitations and develop appreciation for the importane of evidence based practice as a practice philosphy.

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OPTOM 222A Optics of Ophthalmic Lenses 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Optical and physical characteristics of ophthalmic lenses, to include spheric and aspherical surface of single and multifocal lens designs, and ophthalmic prisms. Lens power measurement methods, lens thickness power relationships and considerations in designing prescription eyewear. Characteristics of absorptive lenses, ophthalmic coatings, lens materials, and their role in ocular protection.

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OPTOM 222B Advanced Clinical Optics 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Ophthalmic lens aberrations and minimization. Ophthalmic lens designs relating to anisometropia, aniseikonia, and high refractive errors. Optics of the eye, contact lens optics, and optical principles of low vision aids. Environmental vision and related ophthalmic standards.

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OPTOM 226A Systemic Pharmacology 2.5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Basic pharmacology, terminology, and concepts (both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic) and pharmacotheraphy of medical conditions commonly encountered in clinical optometric practice (including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, infection and inflammatory conditions, as well as central nervous system disorders).

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OPTOM 226B Ocular Pharmacology 2.5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Basic pharmacology, terminology, and concepts (both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic) as applied to the eye and ophthalmic drugs, clinical prescribing issues including formulation, dosing and prescribing, and pharmacotherapy of anti-inflammatory, centrally acting, hormonal and other "specialist" systemic drugs.

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OPTOM 230A Graduate General Clinical Practice 2 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
General optometric practice for four hours per week per credit hour, including optometric examination, dispensing, consultation, and subsequent vision care of patients, performed independently by graduate student clinicians.

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OPTOM 230B Graduate General Clinical Practice 2 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
General optometric practice for four hours per week per credit hour, including optometric examination, dispensing, consultation, and subsequent vision care of patients, performed independently by graduate student clinicians.

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OPTOM 231A Graduate Specialty Clinics 2 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Clinical examination of patients in designated specialty clinics. More than one clinical specialty may be taken simultaneously.

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OPTOM 231B Graduate Specialty Clinics 2 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Clinical examination of patients in designated specialty clinics. More than one clinical specialty may be taken simultaneously.

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OPTOM 236A Systemic Disease and its Ocular Manifestations 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical management of systemic and ocular diseases will be discussed through a combination of lecture and problem-based learning approaches. Disease processes will be emphasized and include cellular injury and repair, inflammation, infection, degeneration, and neoplasia. Neurologic, cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and congenital disease and their relative ocular manifestations will be presented.

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OPTOM 236B Systemic Disease and its Ocular Manifestations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical management of systemic and ocular diseases will be discussed through a combination of lecture and problem-based learning approaches. Disease processes will be emphasized and include cellular injury and repair, inflammation, infection, degeneration, and neoplasia. Neurologic, cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and congenital disease and their relative ocular manifestations will be presented.

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OPTOM 240 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory/Motor Anomalies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Diagnosis and treatment of heterophoria, accommodative, vergence and oculomotor anomalies including sensory anomalies and amblyopia. Rationale and methods for treatment with lenses, prism, occlusion, and vision training. Design and implementation of treatment programs.

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OPTOM 241 Advanced Management and Rehabilitation of Sensory/Motor Anomalies 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Advanced diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of strabismus, neurologic oculomotor disorders, amblyopia, and other associated sensory anomalies. Assessment and management of developmental and acquired visual perceptual disorders in relationship to learning disabilities. Design and implementation of treatment programs.

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OPTOM 246 Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior Segment Ocular Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course series consists of the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical management of systemic and ocular diseases through a combination of lecture and problem-based learning approaches. Disease processes will be emphasized and include cellular injury and repair, inflammation, infection, degeneration, and neoplasia. Neurologic, cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and congenital disease, and their relative ocular manifestations will
be presented. The basic principles of pharmacology will be followed by overviews of drugs used to treat diseases of each system. The role of the optometrist in the health care system will be emphasized.
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OPTOM 251 Low Vision 2.5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Epidemiology and etiology of low vision. Optical principles of low vision aids. Optometric examination and treatment of the low vision patient. Interdisciplinary rehabilitation resources, counseling, and referral.

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OPTOM 256 Diagnosis and Treatment of Posterior Segment Ocular Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course series consists of the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical management of systemic and ocular diseases through a combination of lecture and problem-based learning approaches. Disease processes will be emphasized and include cellular injury and repair, inflammation, infection, degeneration, and neoplasia. Neurologic, cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and congenital disease and their relative ocular manifestations
will be presented. The basic principles of pharmacology will be followed by overviews of drugs used to treat diseases of each system. The role of the optometrist in the health care system will be emphasized.
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OPTOM 260A Contact Lenses: Examination Principles and Practice 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examination procedures and instrumentation used in monitoring the ocular response to contact lenses. Contact lens inspection, care, and handling. Physical and optical properties of contact lenses. Fitting contact lenses to the human eye, clinical implications. The Sarver Lecture series in Contact Lenses (12 hours on a Saturday and Sunday.)

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OPTOM 270B Eyecare Business and Professional Management I 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A review of the optometric profession and its opportunities. Debt management, goal setting, professional practice operations including accounting and finance, patient communications, fee calculation, scheduling, office systems flow and operations. Professional ethics, malpractice, and microeconomics as it affects the practice of optometry.

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OPTOM 270C Eyecare Business and Professional Management II 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Entrepreneurship, financing alternatives, business loans, human resources, marketing, personal finance, business law as it affects optometry.

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OPTOM 281A Graduate Clinical Rounds 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Presentation and discussion of the diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of selected clinical cases.

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OPTOM 281B Graduate Clinical Rounds 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Presentation and discussion of the diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, and treatment of selected clinical cases.

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OPTOM 291A Optometry Research Project 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Thesis research for optometry students. Presentation of research results.

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OPTOM 291B Optometry Research Project 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Thesis research for optometry students. Presentation of research results.

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OPTOM 292A Graduate Optometry Seminar 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Graduate seminars on selected topics in clinical optometry.

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OPTOM 292B Graduate Optometry Seminar 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Graduate seminars on selected topics in clinical optometry.

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OPTOM 298A Independent or Group Studies 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Directed studies on a selected topic(s) within optometry.

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OPTOM 298B Independent or Group Studies 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Directed studies on a selected topic(s) within optometry.

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OPTOM 299A Graduate Optometry Research 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Directed research on a selected topic within clinical optometry.

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OPTOM 299B Graduate Optometry Research 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Directed research on a selected topic within clinical optometry.

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OPTOM 430A Optometry Clinics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Clinical practice in examination techniques and interpretation of clinical data. Primary care optometric exams.

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OPTOM 430B Optometry Clinics 9 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Examination of patients in a primary care setting, prescribing of optometric therapy, management of emergency procedures, and vision screenings of children and adults.

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OPTOM 430C Optometry Clinics 9 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examination of patients in a primary care setting, prescribing of optometric therapy, management of emergency procedures, and vision screenings of children and adults.

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OPTOM 432 Introduction to Clinical Topics for the New Clinician 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session
This course emphasizes ocular conditions and diseases that are commonly encountered during patient care. The goal is to improve observational skills for new clinicians by presenting clinical information in a Grand Rounds format and to increase efficiency for comprehensive eye examinations by outlining alternative strategies for examining patients and analyzing clinical data.

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OPTOM 435 Advanced Procedures in Ocular Disease Diagnosis 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Instrumentation, techniques, and principles for examination, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular disease. Introduction to optometric informatics related to ocular disease.

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OPTOM 440A Advanced Optometry Clinic 2.5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Optometric examination of patients in the primary care clinic performed independently by student clinicians under supervision of the clinical staff.

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OPTOM 440B Advanced Optometry Clinic 9 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Examination of patients in a primary care setting. Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, patient management and follow-up.

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OPTOM 440C Advanced Optometry Clinic 9 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examination of patients in a primary care setting. Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, patient management and follow-up.

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OPTOM 441A Specialty Clinics 2.5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and management of patients in the specialty clinics.

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OPTOM 441B Specialty Clinics 7 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and/or management of patients in specialty clinics; ocular disease, contact lenses, binocular vision, ophthalmic optics, and environmental and occupational vision.

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OPTOM 441C Specialty Clinics 7 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and/or management of patients in specialty clinics; ocular disease, contact lenses, binocular vision, ophthalmic optics, and environmental and occupational vision.

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OPTOM 450A Grand Rounds and Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Presentation of clinical cases demonstrating basic and advanced optometric care, including diagnosis, treatment, and patient management.

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OPTOM 450B Grand Rounds and Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Presentation of clinical cases demonstrating basic and advanced optometric care, including diagnosis, treatment, and patient management.

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OPTOM 452 Current Concepts in Ocular Disease 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Recent advances in the detection, diagnosis, and management of ocular disease.

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OPTOM 490A Optometric Spanish - Beginner Level I 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
This course provides an introduction to Spanish in its uses in a clinical optometry setting with the Spanish-speaking patient. Basic vocabulary and grammar acquisition and skill building exercises will help the practitioner perform conversations and procedures in simple but accurate and clear communications. The sounds and structures of Spanish, including the present tense and some other verbs
will be covered. All materials will be taught and practiced in relation to their practical application in a clinical setting.
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OPTOM 490B Optometric Spanish - Intermediate Level II 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
This course provides vocabulary and grammar acquisition and skill building for the intermediate to advanced Spanish student who works with Spanish-speaking patients in the field of optometry. Emphasis is on practical, hands-on application of the materials: patient interviewing, doing various aspects of the eye exam, taking a history, and giving diagnostic, treatment, and follow-through information
to the patient, with appropriate cultural sensitivity, taking into consideration the socio-cultural background of the patient. The goal is accurate and sophisticated communication.
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OPTOM 499 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Independent study under control of Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

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