Also, there may be some classes above that you may not know much about, so Prerak wrote a bit about them below:
- Chemistry 196/194/194H: These are research courses that the College of Chemistry offers to students working in a Chemistry Lab. The cool part about these courses is that they not only offer credit for being in a lab, but you can take them for a letter grade - assuming that your PI is okay with it. You can get more information about these courses here. Furthermore, you can also find the form that you use to sign up for those courses on that website!
-BioE 24/25: These are both freshmen seminars that are intended for any incoming student. Initially, when I came in, I had a shitty telebears appointment, so most of the freshmen seminars were filled. That made me feel like an underachiever since all my other friends seemed to have these "seminars" where they could go meet professors, but I didn't. FORTUNATELY, though, BioE24/25 series came to save the day! The best part about both of these seminars (which must be takes on a P/NP basis - as most other seminars) is that they have a cap of about 300 students, so they don't fill up too quickly. As per my knowledge, BioE 24 is offered in the fall, and BioE is offered in the spring. Both courses are introductions to bioengineering, so you don't need any previous experience in bioE to take them. Also, there aren't really any assignments; all you need to do is show up for majority of the classes, and you should get a P!
-Education 197: This is a class that is pretty awesome. Again, it is something that must be taken on a P/NP basis, but it's really nice because it's taught by the one and only Richard Gibson (the SLC science program coordinator) at the SLC. As a matter of fact, I believe that the one of the only ways you can sign up for this class is if you sign up to be a new tutor at the SLC. All new tutors are required to take this class, and it's great! You get to not only tutor at the SLC, but also meet with Richard 1 time a week for 2 hours. In this meeting, you usually go over ways to be effective tutors and how you can make the most of the tutoring experience. If you want to apply to be a science tutor at the SLC, feel free to check out this site!
-Chemistry 301A: This is also a great class. As with 99% of the "great" classes at Cal, this is also a P/NP. Regardless, it is yet another great teaching opportunity (like Education 197!). However, in this case, you are actually working with GSIs as a UGSI! The classes that you usually teach are the lower division Chemistry courses (Chem 1A, 4A/B, 3A/B, etc.). It is a fantastic experience, and the faculty in charge of this include Dr. Robak and Dr. Marsden - two of the students' favorites. If you want to learn more about it, here's a link!
Those are the main ones that come to mind! Please let me know if you all have any questions!