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Accounting I ACCT-101-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

The ultimate goal of this course is to understand how ...

The ultimate goal of this course is to understand how accounting information is created, communicated, and what informational limitations exist. This course is designed for students with little or no background in accounting. The purpose of financial accounting is to provide information to parties that have a relationship with the firm such as owners, managers, or creditors. The first part of the course is heavily focused on definitions and concepts. This is critical to the rest of the course. We will begin by discussing basic concepts in accounting and be able to apply our understanding to business transactions. We will discuss in detail the major accounting statements and be able to prepare and analyze these statements by the end of the term. We encourage students to work in groups on the homework assignments and help each other learn and apply the concepts. We will look at various examples of company financial statements throughout the course to understand how information is presented and used in the marketplace.
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Accounting II ACCT-102-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course is designed to give you, as a manager ...

This course is designed to give you, as a manager in a non-accounting job, the fundamental vocabulary, concepts and procedures to work with management accountants in an informed way to answer questions like these: How effectively are my actions linked with corporate strategy? What activities of mine are differentiating and add value? What are my commodity activities that either destroy value or waste resources? How do I analyze the way a cost is accumulated to make sure it is relevant to a specific decision I must make? How do organizational control and incentive systems affect the motivation levels and actions of people who report to me?

In short, understanding the fundamental vocabulary, concepts and procedures of management accounting will help you
a. grow revenues and profits while planning and controlling related expenses
b. manage risks
c. understand, measure and drive performance
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Business Law ACCT-181-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

In Business Law, we will study some of the basic ...

In Business Law, we will study some of the basic concepts that underlie the American legal system. In particular, we will study the source and application of various types of laws, the court system and elements of constitutional law, torts, product liability, contracts, and sales. These concepts will be applied to issues that arise in a business context. Emphasis will be placed on legal problem solving, i.e., applying principles to given sets of facts and drawing legal conclusions.
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Reps Love & Marriage/Af Am Lit AFAM-201-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course explores contemporary representations of love and marriage in ...

This course explores contemporary representations of love and marriage in African American culture, as well as contextualizes the transformations that the institutions of love and marriage have undergone throughout history. We will engage a variety of texts—including literature, music, films, sermons, and magazine articles, to theorize how these different media construct the institutions of “love” and “marriage.” We will explore the continuities, fissures, and contradictions that we find within and between the media, and will use the methodologies and analytical tools that literary and cultural studies, sociology, history, gender and sexuality studies, and African American Studies have made available for analyzing texts and cultures. Some of the questions we will return to throughout the semester are: 1) How do the overlapping categories of race, gender, class, ability, and sexuality inform our views about love and marriage? 2) What factors compel people to marry, remain single, or “live-together”? 3) What are the advantages and disadvantages (personal and political) of getting married? 4) What relationships exist between “love” and “marriage?” 5) Should the state and/or church define and regulate who is able to “marry”? 6) What alternatives exist to marriage? 7) How, if at all, have same sex unions and gay marriages complicated our understanding of marriage?
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Urban Anthropology ANTH-280-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course explores the city as a product of, and ...

This course explores the city as a product of, and a rich site for, humans’ negotiations over social and economic rights, identity, cultural meaning, and community. Drawing on a variety of historical, geographic, and ethnographic studies, we will ask whether urban life is qualitatively distinct from rural life. The city is a site of economic and political centralization, but also a landscape of sentiment and memory. It is a space of ritual observance and spectacle, as well as the locus of inequality, alienation, suffering, and dysfunction. Debates over urban planning encompass moral, cultural, and personal concerns, not simply the planning schemes of economists, policymakers, and architects. Throughout the course, methodological questions regarding the city as an object of historical and ethnographic study are highlighted. We will look at ancient Rome, Tokyo’s markets, mid-20th century New York City, contemporary Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and the wounded cities of New Orleans, Sarajevo, and Beirut in order to understand the complexity of the urban experience through a holistic and critical anthropological lens.
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Non-Int 1st Lvl Mod Stand Arab ARAB-001-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Not for native speakers of Arabic. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This course is video-based and develops proficiency in the standard ...

This course is video-based and develops proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic. It begins with script and phonology, and moves on to cover a wide range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, and general communicative competence. Emphasis is placed on communicative activities, but some time is also spent learning to use Arabic in non-traditional, more technologically-advanced ways. By the end of the first session, you can expect to have completed all of Alif Baa and up to Chapter 3 in al-Kitaab. You will know the alphabet, be able to read and write basic sentences, and talk in limited ways about yourself and your family. You will also be able to type in Arabic and navigate the Internet using the Arabic language.
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Non-Int 1st Lvl Mod Stand Arab ARAB-002-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Successful completion of ARAB-001-10 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course.

This course is video-based and develops proficiency in the standard ...

This course is video-based and develops proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic. It begins with script and phonology, and moves on to cover a wide range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, and general communicative competence. Emphasis is placed on communicative activities, but some time is also spent learning to use Arabic in non-traditional, more technologically-advanced ways. By the end of the first session, you can expect to have completed all of Alif Baa and up to Chapter 3 in al-Kitaab. You will know the alphabet, be able to read and write basic sentences, and talk in limited ways about yourself and your family. You will also be able to type in Arabic and navigate the Internet using the Arabic language.
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Intens 1st Lev Mod Stand Arb I ARAB-011-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Not for native speakers of Arabic. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This intensive multi-media course focuses on developing proficiency in the ...

This intensive multi-media course focuses on developing proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic. It begins with learning of script and phonology, and works rapidly into a wide range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, and general communicative competence.
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Intens 1st Lv Mod Stnd Arab II ARAB-012-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Requires the successful completion of ARAB-011 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course.

This intensive multi-media course focuses on developing proficiency in the ...

This intensive multi-media course focuses on developing proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic. It begins with learning of script and phonology, and works rapidly into a wide range of situation-based texts and topics that build vocabulary, grammar, and general communicative competence.
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Intens 2nd Lvl Md Stnd Arab I ARAB-111-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of ARAB 012 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (22) 687-8200 for more information.

This intensive multi-media course covers topics and situations relating to ...

This intensive multi-media course covers topics and situations relating to contemporary Arabic media, literature and culture. Focus is on acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills, and on developing competence in a wide range of communicative situations.
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Intens 2nd Lv Mod Stnd Arab II ARAB-112-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of ARAB 111 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This intensive multi-media course covers topics and situations relating to ...

This intensive multi-media course covers topics and situations relating to contemporary Arabic media, literature and culture. Focus is on acquisition of more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills, and on developing competence in a wide range of communicative situations.
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Spoken Arabic I ARAB-113-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Requires successful completion of ARAB 012 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

ARAB 113
FORMAL SPOKEN ARABIC – I
Instructor: Abdallah Soufan
Prerequisites ...

ARAB 113
FORMAL SPOKEN ARABIC – I
Instructor: Abdallah Soufan
Prerequisites:
You should have at least one semester of MSA (= al-Kitaab I: 1-8 in the second edition, or 1-5 in the third edition), but one year is preferable.
Course Objective:
The objective of this course is to help the non-native speaker of Arabic (with minimal reading capabilities) acquire a low intermediate level of conversational proficiency in an intermediate variety of Arabic between spoken Levantine Arabic and the written language (MSA).
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Spoken Arabic II ARAB-114-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Requires successful completion of ARAB 112 or ARAB 113 permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

ARAB 114
FORMAL SPOKEN ARABIC – II
Instructor: Abdallah Soufan
Prerequisites ...

ARAB 114
FORMAL SPOKEN ARABIC – II
Instructor: Abdallah Soufan
Prerequisites:
You should have at least one year of MSA (= al-Kitaab I: 1-18 in the second edition, or 1-12 in the third edition), or have taken Formal Spoken Arabic I (ARAB 113).
Course Objective:
The objective of this course is to help the non-native speaker of Arabic (with minimal reading capabilities) acquire an intermediate level of conversational proficiency in an intermediate variety of Arabic between spoken Levantine Arabic and the written language (MSA).
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Intens 3rd Lvl Md Stnd Arab I ARAB-215-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of ARAB-112, permission of instructor or successful completion of placement test. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This is an intensive, largely media-based course focusing on developing ...

This is an intensive, largely media-based course focusing on developing proficiency in reading and discussion of texts in international relations, history, Islam, and current affairs. In addition to extensive reading, it includes composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice.
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Intens 3rd Lvl Md Stnd Arab II ARAB-216-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of ARAB-215, permission of instructor or successful completion of placement test. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This is an intensive, largely media-based course focusing on developing ...

This is an intensive, largely media-based course focusing on developing proficiency in reading and discussion of texts in international relations, history, Islam, and current affairs. In addition to extensive reading, it includes composition exercises, review of Arabic grammar, listening skills, and conversation practice.
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Renaissance to Modern Art ARTH-102-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course surveys the major achievements in western pictorial art ...

This course surveys the major achievements in western pictorial art, sculpture and architecture from the early Renaissance to the twentieth century. Students will develop skills in analyzing and interpreting original works of art.
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American Art ARTH-153-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This art history lecture course explores major themes in American ...

This art history lecture course explores major themes in American art (both fine arts and decorative arts) from the Colonial era to the present. The course will examine painting techniques, media and “isms” such as impressionism and regionalism. Trail-blazing painters of international repute (Whistler, Homer, Sargent, Hopper, Pollock, Warhol et al) will be given special emphasis.
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Drawing I:Visual Language ARTS-110-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.

The various disciplines, techniques, and theories of drawing will be ...

The various disciplines, techniques, and theories of drawing will be studied as the student learns to train his or her hand, eye and imagination in the assigned practical problems of drawing. Students enrolled in Studio courses must devote a minimum of 4 - 6 hours per week outside of class to develop and complete assignments. These times are flexible and can be rearranged with the instructor. No prerequisite.
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Intro to Printmaking ARTS-120-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.

This course is designed for beginning to advanced students who ...

This course is designed for beginning to advanced students who wish to experience traditional “hands on” printmaking methods and materials. The course is excellent for studio and art history majors. The basic printmaking techniques covered include; Intaglio, the favorite of Rembrandt, which covers etching, aquatint, drypoint among others on zinc, Lithography on stone, as Whistler and Picasso practiced, and Relief on linoleum or wood in the manner of Rockwell Kent and Hiroshege. Students will do assigned test prints in each technique and then develop their own personal imagery using the method(s) of their choice.

Museum and Gallery visits are required.
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Photography I ARTS-130-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.

Basic Photography is a studio art course designed to develop ...

Basic Photography is a studio art course designed to develop the hands-on skills necessary to produce and identify the elements of a good photograph and to acquire a thorough working knowledge of film and digital equipment. Students will gain an understanding of the aesthetic and technical areas of photography as a fine art. Class lectures, discussions and darkroom lab assignments will deal with photographic composition, criticism and history, camera and lens types, film types, and film and paper development systems. Fundamental knowledge of computer programs such as Photoshop will be introduced later in the semester to combine and enhance photographic imagery. Students enrolled in Studio courses must devote a minimum of 4 - 6 hours per week outside of class to develop and complete assignments. These times are flexible and can be rearranged with the instructor.
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Painting I: Oil ARTS-150-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.

This course is an introduction to the materials and techniques ...

This course is an introduction to the materials and techniques used in painting, with an emphasis on oils. It will cover mastery of technique, composition and color as vehicles for individual expression.
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Painting I ARTS-152-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tue 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Wed 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Thu 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Students can use either acrylic or oil for this introductory ...

Students can use either acrylic or oil for this introductory painting course.

Acrylic paint is the most stable, versatile and permanent material available to the artist today while oil paint is more traditional medium that has been practiced throughout the history of art. This is a studio course based on the exploration of the techniques and aesthetics of acrylic and oil paintings. Emphasis will be placed on developing a foundation in composition, value and color theory. Brush strokes, which are essential for building up the tactile qualities of paintings’ surfaces, as well as blending and glazing techniques will be taught. Demonstrations, work with individual students and class critiques to promote personal growth will be conducted throughout the semester. There are four assignments that will be started in class, all of which will require time outside of class to complete. Note that there are no texts or readings required for this course. However, students are strongly recommended to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every three hours scheduled in class to accomplish the course objectives.

No Prerequisite.
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Intro to Graphic Design ARTS-162-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.

This course is an introduction to graphic design. Students will ...

This course is an introduction to graphic design. Students will learn the formal, aesthetic and communicative aspects of creating effective graphic images. Students will learn to use a range of graphic software tools. Projects will include logos, product packaging and other design challenges as experiences that will promote mastery of technique, methods and materials. The goal in this class is to strengthen a students' visual literacy and communication skills as part of their liberal arts education.
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Intro to Filmaking ARTS-181-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course explores introductory film production techniques and strategies. Students ...

This course explores introductory film production techniques and strategies. Students will learn video and audio recording, scriptwriting and non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro X software. Visual storytelling concepts and creative post-production editing will be emphasized. In-class exercises and short film projects will allow students to become comfortable working in various film production roles. Additionally, critiques and screenings of student and professional film work will provide students with an understanding of narrative and documentary film genres.

Students are required to work on their studio projects one hour outside of class for every hour scheduled in class.
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Ecology & the Environment BIOL-008-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

At a time when we face a number of serious ...

At a time when we face a number of serious environmental challenges, an understanding of ecology is important. The objectives of this course are to provide nonscience majors with an introduction to ecologic concepts and to discuss several important environmental issues. Includes a survey of mechanisms and processes at work in the environment, with a focus on current understanding of environmental issues such as climate change, population growth, pollution, agriculture, and emerging diseases. The course explores environmental sustainability and the connection between individual actions and global processes.
This course satisfies the general education requirement for a science course and is not open to students majoring in a science.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Found in Biology I BIOL-105-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tue 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Thu 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Fri 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

This first session of an integrated two semester course focuses ...

This first session of an integrated two semester course focuses upon central concepts in cell biology, biological chemistry, genetics, and development. The relevance of these concepts to specialized cell function is presented with emphasis on the roles of gene expression and signal transduction in the physiology of mammalian systems, particularly the immune, reproductive, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Biol 105/115 is equivalent to Biol 103/113 offered in Fall semesters.
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Found in Biology II BIOL-106-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Tue 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Thu 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Fri 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Foundations of Biology II emphasizes evolution, the diversity of life ...

Foundations of Biology II emphasizes evolution, the diversity of life on Earth, and ecology. In the course, you will become acquainted with the process of evolution through natural selection, the astonishing diversity of living organisms that has evolved through this process, and the complex ecological interactions that occur among species.
Laboratory experiments (in a separate course), demonstrations, on-line exercises, and field studies complement the lectures.
Credits: 3
Pre-reqs: None

Biol 106/116 is equivalent to Biol 104/114 offered in Spring semesters.
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Found in Biology I-Lab BIOL-115-20

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Tue 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Thu 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Fri 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Students must also register for BIOL 105-20.

Laboratory component of Foundations in Biology (BIOL 105). Equivalent to ...

Laboratory component of Foundations in Biology (BIOL 105). Equivalent to BIOL 113 offered in Fall.
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Found in Biology II-Lab BIOL-116-10

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Tue 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Thu 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Fri 10:30 AM - 1:10 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Students must also register for BIOL 106-10.

This laboratory course is designed to accompany the lecture course ...

This laboratory course is designed to accompany the lecture course of FOundations of Biology II (Biol 106). The laboratory course will emphasize methods of research, including laboratory and field techniques, collecting and analyzing data, and scientific writing.

Credits: 2
Co-req: Biol 106 or a college-level Biology course covering evolution, ecology, and diversity.

Biol 106/116 is equivalent to Biol 104/114 offered in Spring semesters.
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Biological Chemistry BIOL-151-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pre-requisites for this course CHEM-115, BIOL-103 and BIOL-105.

This course discusses the structure and function of cells in ...

This course discusses the structure and function of cells in molecular terms. The primary focus of the course will be: (1) protein conformation, dynamics, and function; (2) generation and storage of metabolic energy; and (3) molecular aspects of selected physiological processes.

This course fulfills the "Molecules" distribution requirement and serves as an approved course towards a concentration in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology for Biology majors.
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Mammalian Physiology BIOL-175-10

Credits: 4
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course must be taken with BIOL-176-10.

This course will explore function and regulation of all of ...

This course will explore function and regulation of all of the major systems of the mammalian body, most of it related to humans. For many systems, structure and function are intimately related and these relationships will be detailed especially in the nervous, muscular, circulatory, pulmonary, excretory and digestive systems. How these systems serve to maintain homeostasis will be a unifying theme throughout the course.
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Mammalian Physiology Lab BIOL-176-10

Credits: 1
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course must be taken with BIOL-175-10.

Laboratory portion of Mammalian Physiology. must be taken with BIOL ...

Laboratory portion of Mammalian Physiology. must be taken with BIOL 175.
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General Chemistry Lecture I CHEM-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tue 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Wed 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Thu 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-009.

CHEM 001 is the first of a two-semester General Chemistry ...

CHEM 001 is the first of a two-semester General Chemistry Lecture sequence and receives 3-credits. CHEM 001 is taken concurrently with General Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 009) and is a prerequisite for General Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 002). The course involves an intensive exploration of the fundamental ideas in chemistry and includes (but not limited to) the following general topics: measurements, atomic structure, bonding theories, states of matter, intermolecular forces, stoichiometry, periodic trends, properties of solutions, and thermochemistry.
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General Chemistry Lec II CHEM-002-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tue 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Wed 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Thu 8:10 AM - 10:10 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-010.

CHEM-002 is the second semester of a two semester General ...

CHEM-002 is the second semester of a two semester General Chemistry Lecture sequence and receives 3 credits. CHEM-002 is taken concurrently with General Chemistry II Laboratory (CHEM-010) and is a prerequisite for Organic Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM-117). In this course the following topics will be covered: intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry and chemistry of environment. Concurrent: CHEM 010.
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General Chemistry Lab I CHEM-009-10

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tue 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wed 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Thu 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Recitation
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-001.

Coherent with the lecture course, this class aims to provide ...

Coherent with the lecture course, this class aims to provide a foundation in Chemistry, specific to the laboratory experience. Where the lecture introduces, explores, and expands concepts, through a dialogue with the lecture professor; the laboratory is where the students are the active participant: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, and conveying their findings through written reports. The lecture and the lab act in concert, in synergy, where the student achieves a holistic understanding of Chemistry, of science. This is the scientific process – idea, testing, refinement, and understanding/discovery. This is what scientists do, this is what professors do. All these aspects embody the knowledge and the skills students are expected to learn and master on finishing a year of Gen Chem. A few examples of what students attain in this course:
• Knowledge, understanding, command of introductory concepts & pinnacles of chemistry (reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, atomic theory, etc.)
• Skills: problem-solving, writing science reports, math, working/interacting in groups…
• Acquire and develop common lab techniques, practices, and safety requirements
• Relating chemical concepts to the real world
• Applying & innovating learned material to new or unseen situations
• Ability to utilize and transfer learned ideas and techniques to upper division science courses
Chem-009 is composed of two parts: lab and recitation. Students will be in the lab performing an experiment on a weekly basis. The first lab period focuses on check-in and safety, which is first and foremost the most important. Recitation is a time where students can ask questions pertaining to the lecture portion of General Chemistry and about previous and upcoming lab experiments. Recitation meets twice a week, with one preceding the lab.
Concurrent: 001. Fall.
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General Chemistry Lab I CHEM-009-12

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tue 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wed 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Thu 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Recitation
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-001.

Coherent with the lecture course, this class aims to provide ...

Coherent with the lecture course, this class aims to provide a foundation in Chemistry, specific to the laboratory experience. Where the lecture introduces, explores, and expands concepts, through a dialogue with the lecture professor; the laboratory is where the students are the active participant: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, and conveying their findings through written reports. The lecture and the lab act in concert, in synergy, where the student achieves a holistic understanding of Chemistry, of science. This is the scientific process – idea, testing, refinement, and understanding/discovery. This is what scientists do, this is what professors do. All these aspects embody the knowledge and the skills students are expected to learn and master on finishing a year of Gen Chem. A few examples of what students attain in this course:
• Knowledge, understanding, command of introductory concepts & pinnacles of chemistry (reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, atomic theory, etc.)
• Skills: problem-solving, writing science reports, math, working/interacting in groups…
• Acquire and develop common lab techniques, practices, and safety requirements
• Relating chemical concepts to the real world
• Applying & innovating learned material to new or unseen situations
• Ability to utilize and transfer learned ideas and techniques to upper division science courses
Chem-009 is composed of two parts: lab and recitation. Students will be in the lab performing an experiment on a weekly basis. The first lab period focuses on check-in and safety, which is first and foremost the most important. Recitation is a time where students can ask questions pertaining to the lecture portion of General Chemistry and about previous and upcoming lab experiments. Recitation meets twice a week, with one preceding the lab.
Concurrent: 001. Fall.
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General Chemistry Lab II CHEM-010-20

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tue 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wed 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Thu 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Recitation
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-002.

: Prior lab experience helped students in gaining familiarity with the ...

: Prior lab experience helped students in gaining familiarity with the tools and instruments utilized in the lab. In this current lab course, students hone and refine their skills and techniques. Much like the first semester in Gen Chem, working safely in the laboratory is paramount. Gen Chem lab II delves into important topics such as equilibria. The first semester introduced students to different types of chemical reactions. In the second semester, students gain a better understanding as to the determinants of reaction type. More importantly, students will gain insights into the extent (equilibria) with which reactants progress to products. The remainder of the laboratory experiments provides students with background in solid structures, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, etc. A few examples of what students attain in this course:
• Knowledge, understanding, command of introductory concepts & pinnacles of chemistry (reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, solid structures, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, etc.)
• Skills: problem-solving, writing science reports, math, working/interacting in groups…
• Hone and refine common lab techniques, practices, and safety requirements
• Relating chemical concepts to the real world
• Applying & innovating learned material to new or unseen situations
• Ability to utilize and transfer learned ideas and techniques to upper division science courses
Chem-010 is composed of two parts: lab and recitation. Students will be in the lab performing an experiment on a weekly basis. Recitation is a time where students can ask questions pertaining to the lecture portion of General Chemistry and about previous and upcoming lab experiments. Recitation meets twice a week, with one preceding the lab.
Concurrent: -002. Spring.
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General Chemistry Lab II CHEM-010-22

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tue 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wed 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Thu 12:10 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Recitation
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:25 AM

This course must be taken with CHEM-002.

: Prior lab experience helped students in gaining familiarity with the ...

: Prior lab experience helped students in gaining familiarity with the tools and instruments utilized in the lab. In this current lab course, students hone and refine their skills and techniques. Much like the first semester in Gen Chem, working safely in the laboratory is paramount. Gen Chem lab II delves into important topics such as equilibria. The first semester introduced students to different types of chemical reactions. In the second semester, students gain a better understanding as to the determinants of reaction type. More importantly, students will gain insights into the extent (equilibria) with which reactants progress to products. The remainder of the laboratory experiments provides students with background in solid structures, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, etc. A few examples of what students attain in this course:
• Knowledge, understanding, command of introductory concepts & pinnacles of chemistry (reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, solid structures, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, etc.)
• Skills: problem-solving, writing science reports, math, working/interacting in groups…
• Hone and refine common lab techniques, practices, and safety requirements
• Relating chemical concepts to the real world
• Applying & innovating learned material to new or unseen situations
• Ability to utilize and transfer learned ideas and techniques to upper division science courses
Chem-010 is composed of two parts: lab and recitation. Students will be in the lab performing an experiment on a weekly basis. Recitation is a time where students can ask questions pertaining to the lecture portion of General Chemistry and about previous and upcoming lab experiments. Recitation meets twice a week, with one preceding the lab.
Concurrent: -002. Spring.
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Intro to Forensic Chemistry CHEM-025-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This is a 3 credit course which is designed for ...

This is a 3 credit course which is designed for the non-science major students to stimulate their interest in the forensic chemistry and help them appreciate and understand the basic fundamental concepts of chemistry. In each chapter, chemical concepts related to a forensic topic are introduced in addition to a brief description of an analytical instrumentation or methodology used in crime investigation and a case study. The main purpose of this course is to deliver the chemistry concepts to students without going into great details.
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Organic Chemistry I CHEM-115-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thu 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Taught in summer. Structure and principles of Organic Chemistry. Nature ...

Taught in summer. Structure and principles of Organic Chemistry. Nature of bonding and acid-base behavior. The classes of compounds studied in detail are alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, conjugated dienes and structure aspects of aromatic compounds. Emphasis will be on structure (including conformations), reactions, synthesis, and mechanisms. The session concludes with the use of spectroscopy (MS, UV, IR, NMR) to learn about the nature of bonds and to determine structures. Lectures M-F. Text: Organic Chemistry by McMurry. Can be taken without laboratory.
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Organic Chemistry II CHEM-116-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thu 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Taught in Summer. Continues CHEM-115 with the same approach. After ...

Taught in Summer. Continues CHEM-115 with the same approach. After a one-lecture review of the first session, reactions of aromatic compounds will be followed by aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, and amines. The session ends with a study of bio-molecules: amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. Lectures M-F. Text: Organic Chemistry by McMurry. Can be taken without laboratory. New students are expected to have reviewed material of CHEM-115.
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Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM-117-10

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis ...

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis, including separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Prerequisites: 002, 010. Concurrent: 115. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Fall.
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Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM-117-11

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis ...

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis, including separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Prerequisites: 002, 010. Concurrent: 115. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Fall.
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Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM-117-12

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis ...

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis, including separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Prerequisites: 002, 010. Concurrent: 115. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Fall.
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Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM-117-13

Credits: 2
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis ...

Introduction to experimental organic chemistry. Fundamental techniques of organic synthesis, including separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Prerequisites: 002, 010. Concurrent: 115. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Fall.
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Organic Chemistry II Lab CHEM-118-20

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions ...

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions, carbonyl additions and condensations, isolation of natural products; qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisites: 115 and -117. Concurrent: -116. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Spring.
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Organic Chemistry II Lab CHEM-118-21

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions ...

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions, carbonyl additions and condensations, isolation of natural products; qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisites: 115 and -117. Concurrent: -116. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Spring.
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Organic Chemistry II Lab CHEM-118-22

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions ...

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions, carbonyl additions and condensations, isolation of natural products; qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisites: 115 and -117. Concurrent: -116. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Spring.
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Organic Chemistry II Lab CHEM-118-23

Credits: 2
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Recitation
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions ...

Continues and presupposes -117. More complex synthetic reactions, including cycloadditions, carbonyl additions and condensations, isolation of natural products; qualitative organic analysis. Prerequisites: 115 and -117. Concurrent: -116. One four-hour laboratory and one one-hour recitation. Spring.
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Intermediate Greek CLSG-101-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Satisfies COL language requirement.

Students read Plato’s Apology, which represents Socrates’ speech at ...

Students read Plato’s Apology, which represents Socrates’ speech at his trial for impiety, and Euripides’ Medea. The Apology introduces the concentrated prose of philosophic argument in the novel setting of a forensic speech. Students also study the historical context of the trial itself: the defeat of Athens, the reign and fall of the Thirty, and the restoration of democracy. With the Medea, students turn to the poetry of Attic tragedy, and become become familiar with the structures of ancient tragedy as well as the dramatic festivals of Athens as the setting for tragic productions. By the end of this course students will:
• Read Plato’s Apology and Euripides’ Medea;
• Demonstrate control of Greek morphology and syntax;
• Acquire vocabulary necessary to read central Attic poetic and prose texts;
• Develop proficiency in translating at sight Greek poetry and prose;
• Learn about Greek prosody and understand Greek verse structures, including the iambic trimeter;
• Acquire an awareness of the differences between the Attic and Doric dialects, as featured in tragedy.
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Intermediate Latin CLSL-101-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tue 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Wed 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Thu 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Fri 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Satisfies COL language requirement.

Intermediate Latin is intended for students who have learned normative ...

Intermediate Latin is intended for students who have learned normative Latin grammar and are ready to read original texts of such authors as Cicero and Virgil. This course is the crowning achievement of what is normally taught at Georgetown in the first-year sequence of Latin, and students taking it are supposed to know the fundamentals of the language and to have already experienced first-hand reading of ancient texts. The goal of the class is to review and deepen the knowledge of grammar by only working with original texts. In particular, students will read Cicero’s Catilinarians 1 and 3, and Virgil’s Aeneid, Book 2. The pace of classes will be coherent with the goal of reading these texts within a three-week course, and the training students will receive will be intensive. The class meets Monday through Friday, twice a day, and students are required to attend all classes. Intermediate Latin fulfills the language requirement in the College.
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Intro to Informatn Technology COSC-010-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course is for non-majors seeking an introduction to the ...

This course is for non-majors seeking an introduction to the principles and practices of information technology and computer science. These concepts are introduced in the context of current and future computing technologies such as computer graphics, Web programming, and artificial intelligence. As well, the course introduces some of the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues related to the capabilities and limitations of network and computing technology. The course first presents the basics of computing machinery: information and its representations, elements of computer organization, and low-level machine hardware. Next, the course covers the basics of computing software: algorithms and computer programming in machine, assembly, and high-level programming languages. Using the theories of computability and complexity, a discussion of the general capabilities and limitations of computing and networks follows. Finally, a survey of some computer and network applications provides a setting in which to apply the basic analytic concepts and technological tools previously introduced. Classes meet once per week for lectures and once per week for lab sessions. Course work includes weekly written and programming assignments, and midterm and final exams. This course may be used to fulfill the math/computer science portion of the Gen Ed Math/Science requirement. The course does not train students to use application programs such as word processors and Internet browsers.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Intro to Informatn Technology COSC-010-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course is for non-majors seeking an introduction to the ...

This course is for non-majors seeking an introduction to the principles and practices of information technology and computer science. These concepts are introduced in the context of current and future computing technologies such as computer graphics, Web programming, and artificial intelligence. As well, the course introduces some of the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues related to the capabilities and limitations of network and computing technology. The course first presents the basics of computing machinery: information and its representations, elements of computer organization, and low-level machine hardware. Next, the course covers the basics of computing software: algorithms and computer programming in machine, assembly, and high-level programming languages. Using the theories of computability and complexity, a discussion of the general capabilities and limitations of computing and networks follows. Finally, a survey of some computer and network applications provides a setting in which to apply the basic analytic concepts and technological tools previously introduced. Classes meet once per week for lectures and once per week for lab sessions. Course work includes weekly written and programming assignments, and midterm and final exams. This course may be used to fulfill the math/computer science portion of the Gen Ed Math/Science requirement. The course does not train students to use application programs such as word processors and Internet browsers.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Intro to Comp Sci Using Ruby COSC-015-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Basic knowledge of Computer Science, using a non-mathematical approach geared ...

Basic knowledge of Computer Science, using a non-mathematical approach geared towards students of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be developed. Students will acquire an understanding of the methods used to arrive at solutions of text related problems, games and other non mathematical processes, using a subset of a novel programming language. The language selected, Ruby, represents the most modern breed of languages, and is gaining rapid recognition and heavy usage throughout the world. No use of mathematics above the high school level is required, although the capability to analyze problems and synthesize solutions will be assumed.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Math Methods for Comp Sci COSC-030-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course, designed to be taken concurrently with COSC-052, covers ...

This course, designed to be taken concurrently with COSC-052, covers mathematical tools and principles that are valuable to the computer scientist. Topics include: propositional and predicate logic; mathematical proofs, including induction; counting and basic probability theory; logarithmic and exponential functions; elementary graph theory; and "Big-O" notation and asymptotics.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: COSC-051
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Computer Science I COSC-051-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course is intended for computer science majors and minors ...

This course is intended for computer science majors and minors, and other students with a serious interest in learning C++ programming. The course covers the following topics: basic data types, the C++ string class, variables and constants, and their declaration, input/output (cin/cout) operators, assignment operators, arithmetic operators, conditional control structures, repetition control structures, basic file operations, user-defined functions, value and reference parameters, scope rules, name precedence, function overloading, template functions, elementary software engineering principles, Standard Template Library (STL), the vector class, elementary searching and sorting, user-defined classes, operator overloading, pointers, self-referential classes, dynamic object creation and destruction, linked lists, and recursion. This course may be used to fulfill the math/computer science portion of the Gen Ed Math/Science requirement. COSC 051 followed by COSC 052 is a major introductory sequence and together complete the General Education requirement for math/science.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Computer Science I COSC-051-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course is intended for computer science majors and minors ...

This course is intended for computer science majors and minors, and other students with a serious interest in learning C++ programming. The course covers the following topics: basic data types, the C++ string class, variables and constants, and their declaration, input/output (cin/cout) operators, assignment operators, arithmetic operators, conditional control structures, repetition control structures, basic file operations, user-defined functions, value and reference parameters, scope rules, name precedence, function overloading, template functions, elementary software engineering principles, Standard Template Library (STL), the vector class, elementary searching and sorting, user-defined classes, operator overloading, pointers, self-referential classes, dynamic object creation and destruction, linked lists, and recursion. This course may be used to fulfill the math/computer science portion of the Gen Ed Math/Science requirement. COSC 051 followed by COSC 052 is a major introductory sequence and together complete the General Education requirement for math/science.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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Computer Science II COSC-052-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course surveys advanced topics of C++ programming and introductory ...

This course surveys advanced topics of C++ programming and introductory concepts of data structures. It is intended for computer science majors, minors, and other students with a serious interest in learning C++ programming. The course covers the following topics: program organization, pointers, self-referential classes, dynamic object creation and destruction, linked lists, recursion, inheritance, abstract base classes, virtual functions, polymorphism, template classes, exception handling, C-style arrays, bit operations, random file access, big-Oh notation, abstract data types, stacks, queues, deques, lists, vectors, sequences, priority queues, binary trees, binary search trees, elementary graphs, searching, and sorting. This course may be used to fulfill the math/computer science portion of the Gen Ed Math/Science requirement. COSC 051 followed by COSC 052 is a major introductory sequence and together complete the General Education requirement for math/science.
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Econ Principles Micro ECON-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course first develops simple graphical and mathematical models of ...

This course first develops simple graphical and mathematical models of decision-making by individual economic agents: consumers, workers, and businesses. We analyze interactions between these agents in product and factor markets using concepts of market demand, supply, and equilibrium. Finally, we demonstrate the efficiency of perfectly competitive markets, describe the conditions under which that efficiency arises, and examine market failures that occur when those conditions are not met.
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Econ Principles Micro ECON-001-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course first develops simple graphical and mathematical models of ...

This course first develops simple graphical and mathematical models of decision-making by individual economic agents: consumers, workers, and businesses. We analyze interactions between these agents in product and factor markets using concepts of market demand, supply, and equilibrium. Finally, we demonstrate the efficiency of perfectly competitive markets, describe the conditions under which that efficiency arises, and examine market failures that occur when those conditions are not met.
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Econ Principles Macro ECON-002-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. The first part ...

This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. The first part of the course explores how GDP, inflation, unemployment, and other macroeconomic aggregates are measured in practice. The second part develops analytical models of macroeconomic performance and growth in the long run. The third part focuses on short-run (business-cycle) fluctuations and fiscal and monetary policies.
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Econ Principles Macro ECON-002-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. The first part ...

This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics. The first part of the course explores how GDP, inflation, unemployment, and other macroeconomic aggregates are measured in practice. The second part develops analytical models of macroeconomic performance and growth in the long run. The third part focuses on short-run (business-cycle) fluctuations and fiscal and monetary policies.
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Intermediate Micro ECON-101-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course covers the basic elements of microeconomic theory including ...

This course covers the basic elements of microeconomic theory including consumer choice, the impact on resource allocation of different market structures ranging from competition to monopoly, game theory, general equilibrium analysis, and asymmetric information. We will focus on equilibrium and optimization throughout.
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Intermediate Macro ECON-102-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course covers the measurement of output and prices, theory ...

This course covers the measurement of output and prices, theory of economic growth, business cycle theory, fiscal policy, monetary policy.
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Economic Statistics ECON-121-10

Credits: 4
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Wed 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

After overviewing descriptive statistics, and the theory of probability and ...

After overviewing descriptive statistics, and the theory of probability and random variables, this course covers statistical inference in detail. Students receive the firm foundation needed for Introduction to Econometrics. Regression analysis, the primary tool for empirical work in economics, is introduced. Electronic data acquisition and computer applications receive hands-on treatment.
Lab sessions meet weekly to discuss homework and the use of computer software.
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Intro to Econometrics ECON-122-20

Credits: 4
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
 
Laboratory
  • Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This course develops the theory and applications of regression analysis ...

This course develops the theory and applications of regression analysis, which is the primary tool for empirical work in economics. Emphasis is placed on techniques for estimating economic relationships and testing economic hypotheses.
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International Trade ECON-243-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course covers the theory and practice of international trade ...

This course covers the theory and practice of international trade. The first part of the course develops the classical and modern theories of the determination of the pattern of commodity trade between nations. The second part of the course covers trade policy and the role of institutions in managing world trade.
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International Trade ECON-243-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course covers the theory and practice of international trade ...

This course covers the theory and practice of international trade. The first part of the course develops the classical and modern theories of the determination of the pattern of commodity trade between nations. The second part of the course covers trade policy and the role of institutions in managing world trade.
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International Finance ECON-244-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course deals with the theory and practice of international ...

This course deals with the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and finance. Concepts of balance of payments and exchange rates are developed, followed by macroeconomic tools in an open economy. Balance of payments adjustments will be analyzed under fixed and flexible exchange rate systems. Macroeconomic topics -- such as inflation, growth, unemployment, the roles of monetary and fiscal policies -- will be discussed using examples from developed and/or developing countries.
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International Finance ECON-244-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course deals with the theory and practice of international ...

This course deals with the theory and practice of international macroeconomics and finance. Concepts of balance of payments and exchange rates are developed, followed by macroeconomic tools in an open economy. Balance of payments adjustments will be analyzed under fixed and flexible exchange rate systems. Macroeconomic topics -- such as inflation, growth, unemployment, the roles of monetary and fiscal policies -- will be discussed using examples from developed and/or developing countries.
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Shakespeare ENGL-119-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Cannot take if successfully completed ENGL 130.

The course examines the relationship between Shakespeare’s scripts and ...

The course examines the relationship between Shakespeare’s scripts and the performances actors
and directors develop from them. It gives students the opportunity to attend six productions of
Shakespeare’s plays, three in London and three in Stratford-upon-Avon. The course begins in
London, where students will spend a week focused on Shakespeare’s theatre, past and present.
The second part of the course takes place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. In
Stratford students attend classes taught by scholars of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and
members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In both London and Stratford-upon-Avon

students visit historic sites associated with Shakespeare’s life and work.
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19C American Literature ENGL-153-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course will focus primarily on the tension between civilization ...

This course will focus primarily on the tension between civilization and nature in 19th C American literature and culture. In a century when the frontier was progressively colonized and made into spectacle, and when scientific revolutions in natural history created doubt about human exceptionality, nature became a space of both spiritual refuge and hidden menace. As wildness shifted from an exterior landscape to an interior presence, human nature became a source of intense cultural and literary speculation. By tracing a path from transcendentalism to naturalism we will also explore the competing ideas of regeneration and degeneration, of self-definition and loss of identity, of ecstatic connection and destructive mania that inform many literary texts during this century. Among many questions, we will ask: how are American values, particularly individualism, rooted in “self-reliance” and a free-spirited relationship with nature? Why is nature often a source of liberation for individuals and of paranoia for the dominant culture? Why did the performance of privilege during this period entail the construction of gender and racial others as dangerously wild and in need of domestication? How did evolutionary theory haunt the 19th C and influence the rise of naturalism and literary expressions of the grotesque? Students will contribute weekly short responses to a class discussion forum, will lead a class discussion on a relevant topic, and will write a midterm paper and a final paper. Major works to be discussed include, but are not limited to: Thoreau’s Walden, Douglas’s Narrative of the Life, Melville’s Moby Dick, Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories, Chopin’s The Awakening, and Norris’s McTeague.
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19C American Literature ENGL-153-25

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course section is for graduate students only.

This course will focus primarily on the tension between civilization ...

This course will focus primarily on the tension between civilization and nature in 19th C American literature and culture. In a century when the frontier was progressively colonized and made into spectacle, and when scientific revolutions in natural history created doubt about human exceptionality, nature became a space of both spiritual refuge and hidden menace. As wildness shifted from an exterior landscape to an interior presence, human nature became a source of intense cultural and literary speculation. By tracing a path from transcendentalism to naturalism we will also explore the competing ideas of regeneration and degeneration, of self-definition and loss of identity, of ecstatic connection and destructive mania that inform many literary texts during this century. Among many questions, we will ask: how are American values, particularly individualism, rooted in “self-reliance” and a free-spirited relationship with nature? Why is nature often a source of liberation for individuals and of paranoia for the dominant culture? Why did the performance of privilege during this period entail the construction of gender and racial others as dangerously wild and in need of domestication? How did evolutionary theory haunt the 19th C and influence the rise of naturalism and literary expressions of the grotesque? Students will contribute weekly short responses to a class discussion forum, will lead a class discussion on a relevant topic, and will write a midterm paper and a final paper. Major works to be discussed include, but are not limited to: Thoreau’s Walden, Douglas’s Narrative of the Life, Melville’s Moby Dick, Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories, Chopin’s The Awakening, and Norris’s McTeague.
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Satire ENGL-224-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

What does satire do? While contemporary pundits make "straightforward" arguments ...

What does satire do? While contemporary pundits make "straightforward" arguments with varying degrees of success, outlets like The Onion and The Colbert Report take a satirical approach not only to entertaining audiences, but to conveying principles they deem important. This course explores the art and function of the satirical tradition that predates (and includes) these contemporary satirists. We will cover satire, in prose and in poetry, from its roots in antiquity (Horace, Juvenal) to contemporary novels, punditry, and television, with significant coverage of the formative years of satire in English, the 17th and 18th centuries. Dryden, Pope, and Swift will figure prominently in this course, as will the under-acknowledged satirical writings of women like Aphra Behn, Margaret Cavendish, and Mary Chudleigh.
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Satire ENGL-224-25

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course section is for graduate students only.

What does satire do? While contemporary pundits make "straightforward" arguments ...

What does satire do? While contemporary pundits make "straightforward" arguments with varying degrees of success, outlets like The Onion and The Colbert Report take a satirical approach not only to entertaining audiences, but to conveying principles they deem important. This course explores the art and function of the satirical tradition that predates (and includes) these contemporary satirists. We will cover satire, in prose and in poetry, from its roots in antiquity (Horace, Juvenal) to contemporary novels, punditry, and television, with significant coverage of the formative years of satire in English, the 17th and 18th centuries. Dryden, Pope, and Swift will figure prominently in this course, as will the under-acknowledged satirical writings of women like Aphra Behn, Margaret Cavendish, and Mary Chudleigh.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy ENGL-234-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course will investigate the concept of the future within ...

This course will investigate the concept of the future within a global cultural imagination, examining a wide range of literary and cinematic genres in science fiction & fantasy. The class will read a short selection from earlier science fiction writers—from H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov to Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick—and discuss how speculations of the future have evolved over time. We will address how such classic works speak to contemporary issues about the science of geophysical disasters, the destruction of the environment, financial Armageddon, pandemics and contagions, governmental control and the chilling prospects of nuclear war and global terrorism. Other topics will encompass Afrofuturism, utopia and dystopia, myths and legends, vampires, epic quests in historical and fantasy novels and Japanese anime. Other writers may include Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Paul Erdman, Anne Rice, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy ENGL-234-15

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course section is for graduate students only.

This course will investigate the concept of the future within ...

This course will investigate the concept of the future within a global cultural imagination, examining a wide range of literary and cinematic genres in science fiction & fantasy. The class will read a short selection from earlier science fiction writers—from H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov to Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick—and discuss how speculations of the future have evolved over time. We will address how such classic works speak to contemporary issues about the science of geophysical disasters, the destruction of the environment, financial Armageddon, pandemics and contagions, governmental control and the chilling prospects of nuclear war and global terrorism. Other topics will encompass Afrofuturism, utopia and dystopia, myths and legends, vampires, epic quests in historical and fantasy novels and Japanese anime. Other writers may include Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Paul Erdman, Anne Rice, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
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Detective Fiction ENGL-235-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

San Francisco detective novelist, Dashiell Hammett wryly observes in The ...

San Francisco detective novelist, Dashiell Hammett wryly observes in The Thin Man, “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.” Only the detective, the investigator of knowledge en route to solving a crime, would judiciously perceive that the same evidence could add up in (at least) two entirely different ways. Not all detectives perform quite as Bogartian a wit as Hammett’s Sam Spade, but detectives of any time and place are a rather singular breed, empowered by a second sight often blind to their own natures. Some wield a gun, others yield to the girl (or guy), while still others fascinate with their “little gray cells” or exude a mystique almost as alluring as following the track of their gum shoes in pursuit of evil. Our own game’s afoot as from beneath the fedora, we enjoy clandestine encounters with several classic detective stories, ferreting out the origins of the detective persona and his or her story. This summer we’ll explore detective fiction and film as a site to explore the evolution of the genre according to the historical, cultural, and political realities directing the writers as well as framing the readers of these texts. We’ll begin the semester reading a medley of short detective fiction in order to meet the detective in all his or her many guises. How does the madman in Poe inspire the raving Sherlock Holmes? Is there a semblance of Baker Street’s ego maniac in the fastidious Hercule Poirot or the charismatically cool Adam Dagliesh? How does the hardboiled cynicism of Chandler and Hammet resurrect in Philip Kerr’s Berlin-based Bernie Gunther or True Detective? To what effect does the genre provoke awareness of borders between genders, insiders and outsiders, and international perspectives and trust? Student panels will explore the significance of the genre’s identifiable textualities, the transition from detective novel to detective film, and detective fiction as popular culture as well as brain exercise, historical re-enactment, and ethical catharsis. Questions directing both our class discussions and these panels include: What is the social – and literary – history of the detective? While we are focusing this semester on western gumshoes, how significant is a cultural to appreciating the identity of the detective and his or her image and work? How does the detective reflect a societal response to crime and punishment? As detectives have become glamorized (as well as “realized”) in fiction and film, what is the significance of the artist (and arts) to drawing public attention to the detective as both hero and human? How are human rights and the detective story comrades in arms? What are the intersections (why and to what effect) between historical violence and despair and detective fiction? How does the detective story provide a site for indignation, rage, and solace against reality (of injustice and prejudice especially) even as it re-enacts reality? What are the literary rules/expectations of the genre (and why)? Why is detective fiction FUN? Why are we attracted to its textualities – hard edges and harsh perceptions (often confused with vague understanding), truly beautiful (glamorous) and ugly (gory) bodies and persona (the best and worst of humanity), spine-tingling fear and anxiety, memorable and atmospheric settings, curious merges of melodrama (as or and the gothic) with realism, promise of an ending that resolves (through both amazing surprise and logic), re-enactment of a particular Age/Era/historical event of significant meaning/proportion, sympathy – from a distance, plots that make us compelled equally by the answer and the question? How might we re-imagine the detective novel as site of imperialism? Why is the detective both a hero and a villain? Why is the criminal both a site of compassion and hatred? How does detective fiction allow us to re-explore gender, race, ethnicity, and class? How do detective stories of the Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary eras uniquely glide us back into the Medieval quest for chivalry and the Renaissance’s humanism conceived in the pursuit of Truth? All this in what we often write off as pulp and popular – the dime store crime novel. It’s not so elementary, dear Watson!
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Detective Fiction ENGL-235-15

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course section is for graduate students.

San Francisco detective novelist, Dashiell Hammett wryly observes in The ...

San Francisco detective novelist, Dashiell Hammett wryly observes in The Thin Man, “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.” Only the detective, the investigator of knowledge en route to solving a crime, would judiciously perceive that the same evidence could add up in (at least) two entirely different ways. Not all detectives perform quite as Bogartian a wit as Hammett’s Sam Spade, but detectives of any time and place are a rather singular breed, empowered by a second sight often blind to their own natures. Some wield a gun, others yield to the girl (or guy), while still others fascinate with their “little gray cells” or exude a mystique almost as alluring as following the track of their gum shoes in pursuit of evil. Our own game’s afoot as from beneath the fedora, we enjoy clandestine encounters with several classic detective stories, ferreting out the origins of the detective persona and his or her story. This summer we’ll explore detective fiction and film as a site to explore the evolution of the genre according to the historical, cultural, and political realities directing the writers as well as framing the readers of these texts. We’ll begin the semester reading a medley of short detective fiction in order to meet the detective in all his or her many guises. How does the madman in Poe inspire the raving Sherlock Holmes? Is there a semblance of Baker Street’s ego maniac in the fastidious Hercule Poirot or the charismatically cool Adam Dagliesh? How does the hardboiled cynicism of Chandler and Hammet resurrect in Philip Kerr’s Berlin-based Bernie Gunther or True Detective? To what effect does the genre provoke awareness of borders between genders, insiders and outsiders, and international perspectives and trust? Student panels will explore the significance of the genre’s identifiable textualities, the transition from detective novel to detective film, and detective fiction as popular culture as well as brain exercise, historical re-enactment, and ethical catharsis. Questions directing both our class discussions and these panels include: What is the social – and literary – history of the detective? While we are focusing this semester on western gumshoes, how significant is a cultural to appreciating the identity of the detective and his or her image and work? How does the detective reflect a societal response to crime and punishment? As detectives have become glamorized (as well as “realized”) in fiction and film, what is the significance of the artist (and arts) to drawing public attention to the detective as both hero and human? How are human rights and the detective story comrades in arms? What are the intersections (why and to what effect) between historical violence and despair and detective fiction? How does the detective story provide a site for indignation, rage, and solace against reality (of injustice and prejudice especially) even as it re-enacts reality? What are the literary rules/expectations of the genre (and why)? Why is detective fiction FUN? Why are we attracted to its textualities – hard edges and harsh perceptions (often confused with vague understanding), truly beautiful (glamorous) and ugly (gory) bodies and persona (the best and worst of humanity), spine-tingling fear and anxiety, memorable and atmospheric settings, curious merges of melodrama (as or and the gothic) with realism, promise of an ending that resolves (through both amazing surprise and logic), re-enactment of a particular Age/Era/historical event of significant meaning/proportion, sympathy – from a distance, plots that make us compelled equally by the answer and the question? How might we re-imagine the detective novel as site of imperialism? Why is the detective both a hero and a villain? Why is the criminal both a site of compassion and hatred? How does detective fiction allow us to re-explore gender, race, ethnicity, and class? How do detective stories of the Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary eras uniquely glide us back into the Medieval quest for chivalry and the Renaissance’s humanism conceived in the pursuit of Truth? All this in what we often write off as pulp and popular – the dime store crime novel. It’s not so elementary, dear Watson!
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Pulp Fiction ENGL-237-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course will investigate the highly stylized world of popular ...

This course will investigate the highly stylized world of popular fiction, including the literary genres of the western, the adventure story, hard-boiled detective fiction, true crime, the historical romance, the spy thriller and the fantasy novel. We will observe the beginnings of pulp fiction from the dime novels and the penny dreadfuls in the 19th century to the literary boom of pulp fiction in the 1920s and 1930s. We will be connection major themes in popular fiction to the growth of old-time radio programs and to the study of manga, media, television and film and will be watching a series of documentaries and analyzing pulp magazine jackets. Popular fiction writers may include Edgar Rice Burroughs, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, Truman Capote, John le Carré, Laura Esquivel and J. K. Rowling.
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Pulp Fiction ENGL-237-25

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course section is for graduate students.

This course will investigate the highly stylized world of popular ...

This course will investigate the highly stylized world of popular fiction, including the literary genres of the western, the adventure story, hard-boiled detective fiction, true crime, the historical romance, the spy thriller and the fantasy novel. We will observe the beginnings of pulp fiction from the dime novels and the penny dreadfuls in the 19th century to the literary boom of pulp fiction in the 1920s and 1930s. We will be connection major themes in popular fiction to the growth of old-time radio programs and to the study of manga, media, television and film and will be watching a series of documentaries and analyzing pulp magazine jackets. Popular fiction writers may include Edgar Rice Burroughs, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, Truman Capote, John le Carré, Laura Esquivel and J. K. Rowling.
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Young Adult Lit. ENGL-238-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Young Adult Literature
Harry Potter. The Hunger Games. Of late ...

Young Adult Literature
Harry Potter. The Hunger Games. Of late, many books written for a young adult audience have become widely popular with readers of all ages. What is Young Adult Literature (YAL)? What differentiates it from fiction written for adults and traditional coming-of-age stories? What’s the source of its appeal? Why are some YA novels immediately considered “classics” and others banned from public school districts? To answer these questions, this course examines the genre of Young Adult Literature from its mid-twentieth-century origins to its recent blockbusters. To ascertain the genre’s contours and defining characteristics, we will read novels, scholarly articles, and popular discourse on the topic. As this course fulfills both English major and humanities writing II requirements, assignments will center on the writing process (prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing, and publication) to develop critical thinking skills that can be used across disciplines.
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Young Adult Lit. ENGL-238-15

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course section is for graduate students only.

Young Adult Literature
Harry Potter. The Hunger Games. Of late ...

Young Adult Literature
Harry Potter. The Hunger Games. Of late, many books written for a young adult audience have become widely popular with readers of all ages. What is Young Adult Literature (YAL)? What differentiates it from fiction written for adults and traditional coming-of-age stories? What’s the source of its appeal? Why are some YA novels immediately considered “classics” and others banned from public school districts? To answer these questions, this course examines the genre of Young Adult Literature from its mid-twentieth-century origins to its recent blockbusters. To ascertain the genre’s contours and defining characteristics, we will read novels, scholarly articles, and popular discourse on the topic. As this course fulfills both English major and humanities writing II requirements, assignments will center on the writing process (prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing, and publication) to develop critical thinking skills that can be used across disciplines.
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Cultural Reprsnt:War/Terrorism ENGL-246-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Cannot take if successfully completed ENGL 291 with Professor Gorman.

How are war and terrorism reimagined and imbricated into popular ...

How are war and terrorism reimagined and imbricated into popular culture? What are the affects of aestheticizing violence? This course will examine the proliferation of artistic forms, which seek to address the issue of war and the attendant concern about terrorism in America by looking at contemporary conflicts and their impact on texts including literature, film, television, video song lyrics and poetry.
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Cultural Reprsnt:War/Terrorism ENGL-246-25

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course section is for graduate students only.

How are war and terrorism reimagined and imbricated into popular ...

How are war and terrorism reimagined and imbricated into popular culture? What are the affects of aestheticizing violence? This course will examine the proliferation of artistic forms, which seek to address the issue of war and the attendant concern about terrorism in America by looking at contemporary conflicts and their impact on texts including literature, film, television, video song lyrics and poetry.
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Post-WWII US Cinema ENGL-252-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course will examine media production in the United States ...

This course will examine media production in the United States after WWII until approximately 1965--a period in which the terms "The Cold War," "Containment Culture," "The Red Scare," "The Atomic Age," and "The Children's Decade" have been retroactively applied. Students can expect to examine a variety of cinematic texts from a mix of critical lenses, including class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability.
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Post-WWII US Cinema ENGL-252-15

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course section is for graduate students only.

This course will examine media production in the United States ...

This course will examine media production in the United States after WWII until approximately 1965--a period in which the terms "The Cold War," "Containment Culture," "The Red Scare," "The Atomic Age," and "The Children's Decade" have been retroactively applied. Students can expect to examine a variety of cinematic texts from a mix of critical lenses, including class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability.
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Fundamentals of Finance FINC-150-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the ...

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the major concepts in corporate finance. Topics include Time Value of Money; Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return; Valuation of Stocks and Bonds; Financial Statements/Ratios; Managing Growth; Discounted Cash Flow; Risk, Return and the Cost of Capital; Capital Structure; Dividends; Raising Capital/Going Public; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Corporate Restructuring.

The course focuses on applications of finance to assist students outside the Business School to understand financial statements, apply financial analytical techniques, and learn the basics of the capital markets. Note: students will not be expected to have prior knowledge of course concepts.
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Fundamentals of Finance FINC-150-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the ...

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the major concepts in corporate finance. Topics include Time Value of Money; Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return; Valuation of Stocks and Bonds; Financial Statements/Ratios; Managing Growth; Discounted Cash Flow; Risk, Return and the Cost of Capital; Capital Structure; Dividends; Raising Capital/Going Public; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Corporate Restructuring.

The course focuses on applications of finance to assist students outside the Business School to understand financial statements, apply financial analytical techniques, and learn the basics of the capital markets. Note: students will not be expected to have prior knowledge of course concepts.
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Fundamentals of Finance FINC-150-30

Credits: 3
Cross Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course will abe held at the downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Avenue.

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the ...

This course is a survey course, designed to explore the major concepts in corporate finance. Topics include Time Value of Money; Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return; Valuation of Stocks and Bonds; Financial Statements/Ratios; Managing Growth; Discounted Cash Flow; Risk, Return and the Cost of Capital; Capital Structure; Dividends; Raising Capital/Going Public; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Corporate Restructuring.

The course focuses on applications of finance to assist students outside the Business School to understand financial statements, apply financial analytical techniques, and learn the basics of the capital markets. Note: students will not be expected to have prior knowledge of course concepts.
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Business Financial Management FINC-211-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This basic course in finance covers the functions of financial ...

This basic course in finance covers the functions of financial managers, financial markets, and financial analysis tools, and corporate financial decision making. It provides an introduction to cost of capital, investment analysis, capital budgeting and the valuation of securities.
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Adv Financial Management FINC-212-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Visiting students must obtain permission of instructor to register or succcessfully complete FINC-211-10 prior to registering.

This course provides an extensive coverage of corporate finance theory ...

This course provides an extensive coverage of corporate finance theory and the applicability of this theory for the financial manager. Topics include: capital budgeting under uncertainty; the relevance of capital structure decisions on security valuation and riskiness; the theory and practice of dividend policy; implications of financial market efficiency for management; risks and rewards of international financial markets; security valuation including the use of option pricing models; the market for corporate control; risk management through the use of options and future contracts; financial engineering; corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. Cases are used. Prerequisite: Business Financial Management.
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Principles of Investment FINC-241-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Visiting students and non-MSB students must obtain permission of instructor to registrar.

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to teach ...

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to teach finance students about investment theory and practice. The course will utilize a combination of theoretical studies, problem sets and a portfolio project to teach students about: 1) the structure of the capital markets; 2) theories and practice in portfolio management; 3) asset pricing theories used to analyze securities; 4) equity and debt securities; and 5) derivative instruments. The course will focus primarily on the U.S. markets, although we will touch briefly on international investments. This course will provide students with information and skills needed to succeed in careers in asset management, corporate finance, research, sales or trading.
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Development of Motion Picture FMST-210-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM

This course is an introduction to film history which explores ...

This course is an introduction to film history which explores the evolution of cinema technology, the development of film as business, several artistic film movements, the growth of genres, and the work of major filmmakers in both the US and abroad, including Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Martin Scorsese.
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Cutting Edge:Documentary Film FMST-356-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

While non-fiction film has been around since the beginning of ...

While non-fiction film has been around since the beginning of cinema itself, the past 20 years have yielded a seismic shift in the production, exhibition, utilization, and aesthetic experimentation of documentary cinema, and culminated in a period largely understood as a “golden age” of documentary film. This course will introduce major approaches, techniques, and milestones in documentary filmmaking from the last 20 years and their aesthetic, social, and political implications. The course will be comprised of feature-length film screenings (including some works fresh off the festival circuit), lectures and class discussions, as well as guest presentations from some of the filmmakers whose work will be presented in class.
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Introductory French I FREN-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This sequence is intended for students with little or no ...

This sequence is intended for students with little or no previous background in French. Through an audiovisual introduction to French culture, emphasis is placed on the active use of the spoken language with diversified oral and written exercises, dictation, and conversational practice. Required laboratory.
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Introductory French II FREN-002-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This sequence is intended for students with little or no ...

This sequence is intended for students with little or no previous background in French. Through an audiovisual introduction to French culture, emphasis is placed on the active use of the spoken language with diversified oral and written exercises, dictation, and conversational practice. Required laboratory.
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Intermediate French I FREN-021-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Intermediate French I (FREN 021) is the continuation of Introductory ...

Intermediate French I (FREN 021) is the continuation of Introductory French II (FREN 002). Students who enroll in this course have typically taken Introductory French II (FREN 002) or have been placed in this course by means of the French Department Placement Test. This course is based on the Intermediate French method “Ensemble” (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), which consists of a grammar text (with an optional workbook) and a reader. Additional audio-visual material will be provided by the instructor. This course will help you develop and strengthen all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and expand on your every-day vocabulary.

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Intermediate French II FREN-022-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Intermediate French II (FREN 022) is the continuation of Intermediate ...

Intermediate French II (FREN 022) is the continuation of Intermediate French I (FREN 021). Students who enroll in this course have typically taken Intermediate French I (FREN 021) or have been placed in this course by means of the French Department Placement Test. This course is based on the Intermediate French method “Ensemble” (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), which consists of a grammar text (with an optional workbook) and a reader. Additional audio-visual material will be provided by the instructor. This course will help you develop and strengthen all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and expand on your every-day vocabulary.
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Intro Germ I: Exper Germany GERM-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Part I of Level I. The two-course sequence of Level ...

Part I of Level I. The two-course sequence of Level I introduces students to various aspects of the German-speaking world as a way of enabling them to begin building communicative abilities in German in all four language modalities: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Instruction proceeds from guided to more creative and independent work. The courses incorporate a variety of activities that are based on a range of topics, text types, and different socio-cultural situations. Through diverse collaborative and individual tasks, students begin to find personal forms of expression that are based on these materials. Students learn basic strategies for reading, listening, and writing, and for participating in every-day conversations. In the process they become familiar with and learn to use with some confidence the major sentence patterns and grammatical features of German as well as high-frequency vocabulary of everyday life. Integration of current technology (e.g., the Internet, e-mail, video) familiarizes students with the German-speaking world while at the same time enhancing language learning.
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Intro German II:Exper Germany GERM-002-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Part 2 of Level I. The two-course sequence of Level ...

Part 2 of Level I. The two-course sequence of Level I introduces students to various aspects of the German-speaking world as a way of enabling them to begin building communicative abilities in German in all four language modalities: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Instruction proceeds from guided to more creative and independent work. The courses incorporate a variety of activities that are based on a range of topics, text types, and different socio-cultural situations. Through diverse collaborative and individual tasks, students begin to find personal forms of expression that are based on these materials. Students learn basic strategies for reading, listening, and writing, and for participating in every-day conversations. In the process they become familiar with and learn to use with some confidence the major sentence patterns and grammatical features of German as well as high-frequency vocabulary of everyday life. Integration of current technology (e.g., the Internet, e-mail, video) familiarizes students with the German-speaking world while at the same time enhancing language learning.
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Interm German I GERM-021-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Visiting students must take placement test prior to registering.

This course is the first half of the two-part course ...

This course is the first half of the two-part course sequence at Level II. The course is organized topically to familiarize students with contemporary life in the German-speaking world. In Intermediate I, students explore the following themes:

• Where home is: What does “Heimat” mean?
• National pride – a German debate
• From art to kitsch: the cultural city of Vienna

The primary text type that is used at this level to explore each theme is the story, — personal, public and literary stories. Students typically encounter each text first in class and then engage it further out of class in preparation for subsequent in-depth thematic discussions in class. Class discussions often involve role play and/or group work as a way to enhance conversational and negotiating abilities. The course’s emphasis on improving students ability to narrate, compare and contrast, express opinions, and establish causal relationships in speaking and writing lays the groundwork for the historical treatment of stories and histories in Level III.

By the end of the level II students
• will have a good understanding of contemporary life in the German-speaking world with some in-depth knowledge of major social, political and cultural issues;
• will be able to comprehend authentic materials ( video, native speaker conversation) with global comprehension and some fine point knowledge analysis;
• will be able to produce spoken and written discourse from description to narration, to formulation of argument and/or hypothesis, incorporating an increasing variety of style and complexity.
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Interm German II GERM-022-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Visiting students must take placement test prior to registering.

This course is the second half of the two-part course ...

This course is the second half of the two-part course sequence at Level II. The course is organized topically to familiarize students with contemporary life in the German-speaking world. In Intensive Intermediate, students explore the following themes:

• Nature, people, environment
• Fairy tales
• The German-speaking world from a view of a foreigner

The primary text type that is used at this level to explore each theme is the story, — personal, public and literary stories. Students typically encounter each text first in class and then engage it further out of class in preparation for subsequent in-depth thematic discussions in class. Class discussions often involve role play and/or group work as a way to enhance conversational and negotiating abilities. The course’s emphasis on improving students ability to narrate, compare and contrast, express opinions, and establish causal relationships in speaking and writing lays the groundwork for the historical treatment of stories and histories in Level III.

By the end of the level II students

• will have a good understanding of contemporary life in the German-speaking world with some in-depth knowledge of major social, political and cultural issues;

• will be able to comprehend authentic materials (video, native speaker conversation) with global comprehension and some fine point knowledge analysis;

• will be able to produce spoken and written discourse from description to narration, to formulation of argument and/or hypothesis, incorporating an increasing variety of style and complexity.
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Adv Germ I:Stories & Histories GERM-101-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course is the first half of the two-part course ...

This course is the first half of the two-part course sequence at Level III. The course is designed to provide students thorough exposure to contemporary historical and social issues in Germany from 1945 to the present. In Advanced I, the students explore the following two themes:

• Germany after 1945: end of war, division of Germany, rebuilding the country
• Two German states (1949-1989)

Drawing on the dual meaning of the German word Geschichte (i.e., history and story), the theme-oriented instructional units in Level III emphasize personal and public stories in German history, while connecting oral narratives with written narratives. Students improve their ability to narrate, compare and contrast and establish causal relationships in speaking and writing. Through the integration of all modalities, this course promotes accuracy, fluency and complexity in language use. The development of advanced reading and writing is considered the primary means for expanding students' language abilities at this level of language instruction.

By the end of Level III, students will
• have an understanding of post-war historical events and of contemporary life in Germany;
• know how to approach authentic materials (television, news programs; videos) and use acquired knowledge to discuss and understand related issues;
• produce paragraph-length dialogue, moving from the personal to the public narrative and to the formulation of argument and critical analysis in a formal setting;
• possess knowledge of phrases necessary to engage in meaningful interactive discussion;
• read non-fiction and literary texts independently;
• improve their writing abilities through regular composition assignments
• possess strategies for vocabulary building and reading.
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Adv Germ II:Stories/Histories GERM-102-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course is the second half of the two-part course ...

This course is the second half of the two-part course sequence at Level III. The course is designed to provide students thorough exposure to contemporary historical and social issues in Germany from 1945 to the present. In Advanced II, the students explore the following two themes:

• Fall of the wall and its consequences
• Germany: en route to a multi-cultural society

Drawing on the dual meaning of the German word Geschichte (i.e., history and story), the theme-oriented instructional units in Level III emphasize personal and public stories in German history, while connecting oral narratives with written narratives. Students improve their ability to narrate, compare and contrast and establish causal relationships in speaking and writing. Through the integration of all modalities, this course promotes accuracy, fluency and complexity in language use. The development of advanced reading and writing is considered the primary means for expanding students' language abilities at this level of language instruction.

By the end of Level III, students will
• have an understanding of post-war historical events and of contemporary life in Germany;
• know how to approach authentic materials (television, news programs; videos) and use acquired knowledge to discuss and understand related issues;
• produce paragraph-length dialogue, moving from the personal to the public narrative and to the formulation of argument and critical analysis in a formal setting;
• possess knowledge of phrases necessary to engage in meaningful interactive discussion;
• read non-fiction and literary texts independently;
• improve their writing abilities through regular composition assignments
• possess strategies for vocabulary building and reading.
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US Political Systems GOVT-020-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 008 US Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course is designed to provide students with a broad ...

This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the American political system. The first part of the course addresses the foundations of American politics, particularly the meaning of representative government and the role of elections. The second phase of the course considers the role of important institutions in American government including Congress, the Presidency, the courts, parties, and interest groups. The final section of the course addresses current controversies in public policy including the balance between national security and civil liberties, education reform, and health policy.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 008 US Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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US Political Systems GOVT-020-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course has been re-numbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT-008 US Political Systems should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class. This course meets entirely online.

This course is designed to provide students with a broad ...

This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the American political system. The first part of the course addresses the foundations of American politics, particularly the meaning of representative government and the role of elections. The second phase of the course considers the role of important institutions in American government including Congress, the Presidency, the courts, parties, and interest groups. The final section of the course addresses current controversies in public policy including the balance between national security and civil liberties, education reform, and health policy.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 008 US Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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US Political Systems GOVT-020-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVt 008 US Political Systems in a piror term should not ernoll and cannot earn credit in this course.

This course is designed to provide students with a broad ...

This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the American political system. The first part of the course addresses the foundations of American politics, particularly the meaning of representative government and the role of elections. The second phase of the course considers the role of important institutions in American government including Congress, the Presidency, the courts, parties, and interest groups. The final section of the course addresses current controversies in public policy including the balance between national security and civil liberties, education reform, and health policy.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 008 US Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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Comparative Political Systems GOVT-040-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 121 Comparative Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course offers a broad introduction to comparative politics, the ...

This course offers a broad introduction to comparative politics, the subfield of political science concerned mainly with political ideas, institutions, and behavior within states. The course examines such themes as the origins and functions of states, formal institutions such as legislatures and executives, the variety and impact of electoral systems, the nature of democracy and autocracy, internal and external challenges to political order, and the impact of international and domestic factors on state performance. Discussions of theoretical and cross-regional issues will be accompanied by treatment of individual countries and contexts. This course counts for the Comparative Government distribution requirement.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 121 Comparative Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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Comparative Political Systems GOVT-040-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A studeht who earned credif for GOVT 121 Comparative Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course offers a broad introduction to comparative politics, the ...

This course offers a broad introduction to comparative politics, the subfield of political science concerned mainly with political ideas, institutions, and behavior within states. The course examines such themes as the origins and functions of states, formal institutions such as legislatures and executives, the variety and impact of electoral systems, the nature of democracy and autocracy, internal and external challenges to political order, and the impact of international and domestic factors on state performance. Discussions of theoretical and cross-regional issues will be accompanied by treatment of individual countries and contexts. This course counts for the Comparative Government distribution requirement.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 121 Comparative Political Systems in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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International Relations GOVT-060-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit in GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories ...

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts, and issues in international relations. It begins with a overview of the leading theoretical approaches to understanding international relations and then uses these frameworks to understand historical and contemporary events and issues, including international political economy, energy trade, the global environment, weapons of mass destruction, ethnic and civil conflicts, and terrorism. This course counts for the International Relations distribution requirement.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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International Relations GOVT-060-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit in GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories ...

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts, and issues in international relations. It begins with a overview of the leading theoretical approaches to understanding international relations and then uses these frameworks to understand historical and contemporary events and issues, including international political economy, energy trade, the global environment, weapons of mass destruction, ethnic and civil conflicts, and terrorism. This course counts for the International Relations distribution requirement.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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International Relations GOVT-060-21

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who has earned credit in GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credits in this class.

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories ...

This course is a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts, and issues in international relations. It begins with a overview of the leading theoretical approaches to understanding international relations and then uses these frameworks to understand historical and contemporary events and issues, including international political economy, energy trade, the global environment, weapons of mass destruction, ethnic and civil conflicts, and terrorism. This course counts for the International Relations distribution requirement.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 006 International Relations in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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Elements of Political Theory GOVT-080-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who has earned credit in GOVT 117 Elements of Political Theory should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

The principal aim of this course is to provide an ...

The principal aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of political philosophy. The texts to be read are among the most important works in the field covering a period of twenty-four hundred years. In order to give a comprehensive overview of the history of political thought, we will be studying works written by Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, the authors of the Federalist Essays, and Marx. Each of these thinkers presents a different perspective concerning the best manner in which politics ought to be practiced. It is hoped that a thorough reading and comprehension of these works will (1) familiarize the student with the general concerns of political thought, (2) demonstrate that political thought is an ongoing dialogue among thinkers from various times and historical circumstances, and (3) suggest that some of the concerns that confronted philosophers centuries ago are still relevant to the problems of today.

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who earned credit for GOVT 117 Elements of Political Theory in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.
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American Secularism GOVT-216-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also listed as INAF 264.

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Constitutional Law I GOVT-231-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course explores the ways in which judicial interpretation of ...

This course explores the ways in which judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution has created and allocated power to government actors. Much of the popular debate about the U.S. Supreme Court centers on claims of civil rights and liberties. The Framers of the Constitution, however, believed that the greatest protection of liberty could be found in the way government was structured, and that the promise of civil rights and liberties was of little use without decentralized government and an effective system of checks and balances. Using a case law approach, we will build our understanding of judicial
perspectives on the structure of American government by analyzing major decisions of the Supreme Court and examining basic Constitutional principles controlling the exercise of governmental power. Topics covered include the theory and practice of judicial review, approaches to Constitutional interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, executive prerogatives, the reserved powers of the states, and an introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection and due process guarantees. We will also explore ways that other political and governmental actors create alternative or rival Constitutional interpretations and the societal construction of judicial and legal authority. Finally, we will learn about the process of judicial decision-making through simulations of Supreme Court oral argument.
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Presidntial Rhetoric GOVT-336-30

Credits: 3
Cross Session
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course will be held at the downtown campus, located at 640 Masachusetts Avenue. This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who has earnded credit in GOVT 364 Presidential Rhetoric in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

This course explores the economic and social challenges facing large ...

This course explores the economic and social challenges facing large US cities since roughly 1965 as well as the cities' political responses. Its major topics include the changing relations between racial and ethnic groups, the political impact of suburbanization, and the political effects of deindustrialization and economic transformation. The course readings are drawn from recent urban political history and sociology as well as political science. The course pays special attention to the changing distribution of political and economic power in US metropolitan areas, and considers regional coordination and other potential policy responses.
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Politics & Film GOVT-432-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The important and long-standing interplay between politics and film is ...

The important and long-standing interplay between politics and film is the focus of this course. Three general questions characterize this examination. First, what ideological, chronological, or cultural differences mark different films focusing on a common political object, such as the American Dream or war? What accounts for these differences? Second, how political is an individual movie? How expansive should the definition of political content be? Third, how effective is the specific genre in conveying the intended political message? Are propaganda films really more effective than the indirect messages found in mainstream blockbusters?
We begin with a general overview of the film-politics relationship and a brief discussion of the various perspectives and theories that illuminate the connection. Next, we look at the most obvious political films: the propaganda movies Triumph of the Will and Birth of a Nation. Next we look at the documentary genre through a contemporary production Paragraph 175 and a classic, Wiseman’s Titicut Follies. A discussion of political satire follows, focused on Chaplin’s Great Dictator and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. The next section delves into Hollywood’s image of America and American politics. The first two films revolve around the presentation of the American Dream, exemplified by Citizen Kane, and Forrest Gump, movies separated by 50 years. Then we look at the more focused theme of the image of Washington politics through Capra’s classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Wag the Dog.
On a different note, we discuss one of the most unexpectedly political films, Dangerous Liaisons, a study in political personality, power maximization and unadulterated competition. The last section thematizes war and genocide. In contrast to typical heroic representations of WWII, we look at a Japanese animated feature, Grave of the Fireflies, which reveals a substantially different cultural and political sensibility, as well as the Oscar-winning glimpse of Hitler’s last days, Downfall. For the Cold War we will analyze The Manchurian Candidate and From Russia with Love. Next comes The Deer Hunter, a masterpiece that best captures the pervasive malaise of the Vietnam War period, both at home and at the front. The final films delve into an historical theme with great contemporary political and ethical relevance: the Holocaust as depicted in Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and Holland’s Europa, Europa.
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Third World Politics GOVT-452-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who has earned credit in GOVT 404 Third World Politics in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit in this class.

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Arab Politics in Transition GOVT-458-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course introduces students to politics in the Arab world ...

This course introduces students to politics in the Arab world. It also examines authoritarian persistence in the region, authoritarian breakdown, and prospects for democratization, including the role of Islam in politics. Students will leave the course with a basic understanding of Arab politics and analytical tools to examine contemporary Arab politics. We survey Arab states from various analytical perspectives. The empirical reach will be region-wide, though there is a particular focus on the authoritarian regimes, which have broken down during the Arab Spring and their prospects for democratic transition and consolidation.
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Arab-Israeli Conflict GOVT-464-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Negotiating MIddle East Peace GOVT-472-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course has been renumbered, effective Fall 2014. A student who has earned credit for GOVT 448 Negotiating Middle East Peace in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credit for this class.

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American Political Culture GOVT-496-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course has been renumbered effective Summer 2015. A student who earned credit in GOVT 475 "American Political Culture" in a prior term should not enroll and cannot earn credits in this class.

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Intro Early Hist:World I HIST-007-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I ...

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 007 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The World I sections examine the history of the human experience from a global perspective. The bulk of the semester concerns societies and states from the time of ancient civilizations to about 1500 AD. The course pays particular attention to political, economic, and social changes, but also considers cultural, technological, and ecological history. The evolving relationship between human identities and their social and material environments forms one of the major points of analytical focus for this course. The overarching goal is to provide a general framework for the history of the world to help students understand the big picture, and to help them to contextualize what they will later study about history, politics, religion--in short, about the human experience.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789.
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Intro Early Hist: Europe I HIST-007-11

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I ...

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 007 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The World I sections examine the history of the human experience from a global perspective. The bulk of the semester concerns societies and states from the time of ancient civilizations to about 1500 AD. The course pays particular attention to political, economic, and social changes, but also considers cultural, technological, and ecological history. The evolving relationship between human identities and their social and material environments forms one of the major points of analytical focus for this course. The overarching goal is to provide a general framework for the history of the world to help students understand the big picture, and to help them to contextualize what they will later study about history, politics, religion--in short, about the human experience.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789.
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Intro Early Hist: Atl. World HIST-007-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I ...

HIST 007 Intro Early History: World I or Europe I
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 007 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The World I sections examine the history of the human experience from a global perspective. The bulk of the semester concerns societies and states from the time of ancient civilizations to about 1500 AD. The course pays particular attention to political, economic, and social changes, but also considers cultural, technological, and ecological history. The evolving relationship between human identities and their social and material environments forms one of the major points of analytical focus for this course. The overarching goal is to provide a general framework for the history of the world to help students understand the big picture, and to help them to contextualize what they will later study about history, politics, religion--in short, about the human experience.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789.
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Intro Late Hist: Pacific World HIST-008-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond ...

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 or 008 or 099 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 008 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The Pacific World sections focus on the Pacific Ocean world, which has historically been regarded as a vast and prohibitive void rather than an avenue for integration. Yet over the last five centuries motions of people, commodities, and capital have created important relationships between the diverse societies situated on the "Pacific Rim." This course examines the history of trans-Pacific interactions from 1500 to the present. It takes the ocean itself as the principal framework of analysis in order to bring into focus large-scale processes--migration, imperial expansion, cross-cultural trade, transfers of technology, cultural and religious exchange, and warfare and diplomacy. This "oceans connect" approach to world history brings these processes into sharp relief while also allowing for attention to the extraordinary diversity of cultures located within and around the Pacific.
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Intro Late Hist: World II HIST-008-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond ...

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 or 008 or 099 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 008 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The Pacific World sections focus on the Pacific Ocean world, which has historically been regarded as a vast and prohibitive void rather than an avenue for integration. Yet over the last five centuries motions of people, commodities, and capital have created important relationships between the diverse societies situated on the "Pacific Rim." This course examines the history of trans-Pacific interactions from 1500 to the present. It takes the ocean itself as the principal framework of analysis in order to bring into focus large-scale processes--migration, imperial expansion, cross-cultural trade, transfers of technology, cultural and religious exchange, and warfare and diplomacy. This "oceans connect" approach to world history brings these processes into sharp relief while also allowing for attention to the extraordinary diversity of cultures located within and around the Pacific.
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Intro Late Hist: Europe II HIST-008-21

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond ...

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
Please note that if you receive AP/IB placement or credit, you cannot take HIST 007 or 008 or 099 for credit.
The various sections of HIST 008 have different focuses, for which see below; moreover, each instructor may develop or stress particular themes within her/his focus. Students are urged to consult syllabi available on line or at the History Department.

The Pacific World sections focus on the Pacific Ocean world, which has historically been regarded as a vast and prohibitive void rather than an avenue for integration. Yet over the last five centuries motions of people, commodities, and capital have created important relationships between the diverse societies situated on the "Pacific Rim." This course examines the history of trans-Pacific interactions from 1500 to the present. It takes the ocean itself as the principal framework of analysis in order to bring into focus large-scale processes--migration, imperial expansion, cross-cultural trade, transfers of technology, cultural and religious exchange, and warfare and diplomacy. This "oceans connect" approach to world history brings these processes into sharp relief while also allowing for attention to the extraordinary diversity of cultures located within and around the Pacific.
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The Islamic World HIST-109-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This course will examine the history of the Islamic world ...

This course will examine the history of the Islamic world from its origins to the present. It is multi-regional in its coverage, examining the development of Muslim societies from sub-Saharan Africa to southeast Asia as they became part of the global community of the Islamic world. Attention will be given to the interaction between the shared Islamic identity and the distinctive local expressions of Muslim faith and life. Political, legal, social, artistic, and cultural dimensions of the Islamic historical experience will be discussed.
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Germany in the 20th Century HIST-139-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

The twentieth century was one of the most tumultuous periods ...

The twentieth century was one of the most tumultuous periods of the modern era. Two world wars resulted in unprecedented death and destruction while a third, “cold” war pushed humanity to the brink of self-annihilation. While the major conflicts of the twentieth century were global affairs, some countries informed the course of events more than others.
Germany was one of the most dominant players on the twentieth-century stage. From its establishment in the late nineteenth century the modern German state struggled to define itself both at home and abroad. This struggle endured throughout the twentieth century and spilled more than once beyond the country’s borders. In 1914 and again in 1939 Germany’s search for definition helped draw the world into total war. After 1945 the war-torn nation quickly found itself at the center of another global conflict: the Cold War. For almost thirty years the Berlin Wall marked not only the division of Germany but the frontline of the standoff between the East and the West. Since the end of the Cold War Germany’s influence on the European and international stages has remained stronger than ever. The nation is one of the world’s leading exporters, a vital member of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Group of Twenty (G-20), and a political, economic, and cultural bellwether in unified Europe. In light of Germany’s historic global influence, it is impossible to appreciate the developments of the last one hundred years without an understanding of twentieth-century German history. It is to this point that this course responds.

Through lectures, discussions, and films the course explores the major political, economic, and cultural developments that shaped the German experience in the twentieth century. It begins with the unification of the German territories in 1871 and progresses through the Wilhelmine period, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the postwar occupation, the Cold War, reunification, and the first decade of the twenty-first century (including the 2014 World Cup!). It outlines the German past with an eye toward broader international developments, such as the Cold War, European integration, and globalization.
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Latin America I HIST-158-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

Beginning with a survey of the diverse societies of the ...

Beginning with a survey of the diverse societies of the Americas before 1500, this classes focuses on the coming of Europeans, the deadly impact of the disease they brought, and the integration of the hemisphere into European empires and a new global economy during three subsequent centuries. We will emphasize how the long state-organized peoples of regions subjected to Spanish rule adapted socially and culturally to sustain silver as a key global commodity; we will explore how Africans were dragged in bondage to Atlantic America to labor in booming sugar economies ruled by every European power: Portugal, Britain, France, Spain, and more. The interactions among Europeans and the diverse peoples who produced everything focus much of the analysis—culminating in the rising resistance that challenged Europeans in regions from the Andes to Haiti in the late eighteenth century.

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, HIST 158 fulfills the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
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Latin America II HIST-159-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

This course explores the period from independence to the present ...

This course explores the period from independence to the present. The course is divided into three sections. First, it discusses some of the salient issues of the nineteenth century in a thematic format, such as frontier societies, the role of the peasants, and the phenomenon of caudillismo. The second section provides an overview of the national political histories of most Latin American countries, whereas the third section returns to a thematic forma, providing analysis of important topics such as the role of women, U.S.-Latin American relations, structural adjustment policies, and the drug trade. The course uses as examples the lives of ordinary and extraordinary Latin Americans to illustrate the analysis.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, HIST 159 fulfills the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
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Middle East I HIST-160-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

Through lectures, readings, class discussion and audio-visual material, this course ...

Through lectures, readings, class discussion and audio-visual material, this course examines the history of the Middle East from the late sixth to the late seventeenth centuries. The lectures focus on broader topics, such as the emergence of Islam; the history of major Middle Eastern empires; changing geo-strategic and cultural conditions; and the evolution and functioning of classical and medieval Muslim institutions. Discussion sections will enable students to deepen their knowledge regarding local diversities within the unifying systems of Muslim beliefs, law, and administration; the material and intellectual exchanges and interactions between the Muslim world and non-Muslim communities and polities; and Muslim reactions to the Crusades and the Mongol invasions.

For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, HIST 160 fulfills the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
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Middle East II HIST-161-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The general education requirement in History for COLLEGE students changes with the Class of 2017. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement or complete the old requirement. Old Requirement for COLLEGE Classes of 2015 and 2016: 1 Introductory Early or Late History. Student takes any section of either 007 or 008. 1 Second Introductory Early or Late History. Student completes the 007-008 sequence, OR takes the appropriate Early (111, 128, 158, 160) or Late (112, 129, 159, 161) Survey, so that student has covered both an Early and Late history course. New Requirement for the COLLEGE Class of 2017 and beyond. NOTE: the COLLEGE Class of 2016 may elect to pursue the new requirement: 1 introductory History survey: 007, 008, 111, 112, 128, 129, 158, 159, 160, or 161. 1 Hist Focus course: HIST 099, any section. Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details of these policies.

The course outlines the factors that have shaped the political ...

The course outlines the factors that have shaped the political and social features of the modern Middle East from 1500 to the present. Its geographic scope comprises the central provinces and territories of the former Ottoman and Safavid empires: Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Arabia, and Iran. The syllabus emphasizes three analytical themes: first, the historical evolution of "Middle Eastern" polities from dynastic and religious empires in the 16th century to modern "nation-states" in the 20th; second, the impact of industrial capitalism and European imperial expansion on local societies and their modes of production; and third, the socio-cultural and ideological dimensions of these large-scale transformations, specifically the rise of mass ideologies of liberation and development (nationalism, socialism, rights movements, political Islam), and the emergence of structural and social imbalances (economic polarization, cultural/ethnic conflicts, demographic growth, urbanization).
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, HIST 161 fulfills the core requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect still to follow the old core requirement in History (for which consult the College deans or the History undergraduate director).
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Biochem & Human Functioning HSCI-111-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online. This course will fulfill general education requirements in the Georgetown College. HSCI and INTH majors are not permitted to take this class. HESY majors must obtain approval from their dean in order to register. This is a non-laboratory course and will not fulfill pre-medical, pre-dental or graduate school requirements for a laboratory biochemistry course.

Biochemistry and Human Functioning is suitable for non-science majors who ...

Biochemistry and Human Functioning is suitable for non-science majors who desire a biochemistry survey course with human health and clinical applications. It is a non-laboratory course and will not fulfill pre-medical, pre-dental or graduate school requirements for a laboratory biochemistry course. This course will, however, fulfill general education requirements in Georgetown College.

The course is organized around the four major macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. We’ll have to learn some biochemical basics around these four and then we can consider questions such as…

Carbohydrates—Are you what you eat? If so, what should you be eating?!

Lipids—Does your fat just sit there or is it a player in your metabolism?

Nucleic Acids—Was the much-maligned Lamarck right that you can pass on traits to your offspring via mechanisms other than genetics? If so, what might this mean for your health and the health of your offspring?

Proteins—What proteins play a role in addiction? Does addiction to cocaine look the same—at a biochemical level—as addiction to chocolate? What about to sex or gambling?

Course activities and student products will include:
• tracking your biochemical response to environmental inputs like food and stress
• creating an annotated bibliography on the biochemistry of a topic of your choice
• working online with self-paced exercises on biochemical concepts
• watching popular films that fictionalize science
• reading content from an online textbook, popular and scientific sources
• discussing ideas with the class in online sessions
• taking online quizzes and exams

The real work of this course is to help all of us be responsible and informed participants in the world of human health. The trick is not to lose sight of the whole human body as we focus on the biochemical aspects. To help us with this challenge, we’ll practice—again and again—moving our thinking and talking from the molecular to the organismal and back again.

Consider joining us for this journey—the second launch of the online version of Biochemistry and Human Functioning.
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American Secularism INAF-264-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also listed as GOVT 216. and JCIV 264

The purpose of this class is to give students a ...

The purpose of this class is to give students a balanced and comprehensive overview of a concept shrouded in confusion and hyperbole. Essential to our work will be the disentangling of three separate understandings of secularism that have become hopelessly knotted up in journalistic and even scholarly writing. These distinct ideas might be described as: 1) Church/State separation, 2) nonbelief, and, 3) the process of secularization.
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Quantitative Meth:Intrnl Pol IPOL-320-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

The study of social and political phenomena is a vast ...

The study of social and political phenomena is a vast endeavor and this class will serve as an introduction to quantitative methods for social science research. We will discuss the use of quantitative research methods as a tool to further aid you as researchers of - and participants - in social science research. The progression of this course will address scientific research design and statistics and consider many examples of such research. Students can expect to be introduced to not only the means for conducting rigorous research in social science fields but also the theory that guides the accumulation of knowledge about these phenomena. Its format will be lecture, discussion, active practice, and include formal written submissions. This course will provide students with the analytic tools necessary to understand and perform fundamental quantitative social science research, to identify its limitations and abilities, and to approach quantitative research critically.
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Intensive Basic Italian ITAL-011-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This intensive course meets for a full hour five days ...

This intensive course meets for a full hour five days a week and provides a first approach to the Italian
language for absolute beginners. Attention is devoted to the four skills of speaking, understanding,
reading, and writing with a progression from greater emphasis on listening and speaking to a balance of
all skills as the semester progresses. Aspects of Italian history, culture, and contemporary life are also introduced through readings, listening materials, videos and films and through the use of language
technologies (like Blackboard and other web tools). The general objectives are to provide students with
basic tools for oral and written communication in Italian, but also to offer them the opportunity to learn
about Italian culture and life and to reflect about intercultural differences and similarities.



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Intens Intermediate Italian ITAL-032-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This intensive course meets for a full hour five days ...

This intensive course meets for a full hour five days a week and it is designed to further develop language
ability and knowledge of the Italian culture for students who have completed Basic Intensive Italian or
have already had some exposure to the language. As in the case of Intensive Basic Italian, the four
skills of speaking, understanding, reading and writing are developed in a balanced way. Aspects of Italian
history, culture, and contemporary life are also introduced through readings, listening materials, videos
and films and through the use of language technologies (like Blackboard and other web tools). The
general objective is to provide students with basic tools for oral and written communication in Italian and
to offer them the opportunity to learn about Italian culture and life, but also to reflect about intercultural
differences and similarities.
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American Secularism JCIV-264-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also listed as INAF 264 and GOVT 216.

The purpose of this class is to give students a ...

The purpose of this class is to give students a balanced and comprehensive overview of a concept shrouded in confusion and hyperbole. Essential to our work will be the disentangling of three separate understandings of secularism that have become hopelessly knotted up in journalistic and even scholarly writing. These distinct ideas might be described as: 1) Church/State separation, 2) nonbelief, and, 3) the process of secularization.
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Intro to Justice & Peace JUPS-123-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

What are better ways of understanding the concepts and core ...

What are better ways of understanding the concepts and core practices of peace and justice? What are the movements and structures that contribute to justice and peace? What are the obstacles? And what can societies and persons do to make this a more just and peaceful world? These are some of the questions we will examine through readings, discussions, a group conflict transformation project that focuses on "hot spots" around the world, and guest speakers. Students may opt to do a semester-long community-based learning placement with a justice and peace organization for 3 or 4 credits. The course will include regular student-facilitated discussions and require active participation, approximately 10-12 pages of written work.
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Nonviolence Theory & Practice JUPS-202-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

The concept of nonviolence is often misunderstood, notwithstanding its utilization ...

The concept of nonviolence is often misunderstood, notwithstanding its utilization in a wide range of settings spanning from the personal to the political. In this course we will examine the ethics, efficacy, and aesthetics of nonviolence across an array of historical and contemporary phenomena. Central questions will include: How has nonviolence informed social movements? What are its moral and strategic implications? Where is it practiced and by whom? What are the critiques of nonviolence? In the process, we will explore the potential for nonviolence (both its principles and praxis) to illuminate matters from the interpersonal to the international, drawing upon its diverse teachings to critically analyze the issues of the day through case studies and immersion experiences.
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Language & Society LING-283-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Whether they know it or not, everyone is interested in ...

Whether they know it or not, everyone is interested in sociolinguistics. Comments such as “People from that state talk funny,” “What’s the point of that story?” or “How was I supposed to know you were kidding?” are the kind of casual remarks that come up in day-to-day conversation, but behind each of them is an implicit theory about the way language and society are connected – that a way of talking is connected with a geographical location, for example, or that a good story should have an identifiable “point” that other people can pick up on. As participants in the social world, each of us does this kind of theorizing all day, every day, but social scientists have developed philosophies and methodologies that allow us to conduct more principled investigations into questions such as “What does it mean when people from a given social group use a certain pronunciation?” “What counts as a ‘good’ story in this social setting?” and “What kind of cues do people give to signal that they’re not intending to be taken literally?”

This course examines the dynamic interaction between language use and its social context. Topics include the impact of variables such as regional origin, ethnicity, gender, social class, and cultural norms on the way language is used. Students are also introduced to key issues surrounding language choice, code-switching, and cross-cultural communication in multilingual and multicultural societies. Finally, the course introduces students to key topics in language policy and language planning, and considers educational applications of sociolinguistic research.
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Cross-Cultural Communication LING-333-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus


This course approaches cross-cultural communication from the perspective of interactional ...


This course approaches cross-cultural communication from the perspective of interactional sociolinguistics and explores the connections between language and culture by investigating some of the aspects of language use that vary by culture.
These include turn taking, politeness and conversational rituals. The course will also survey differences that arise when cultures intersect; particular attention will be paid to interactions between different genders, ethnicities, and generations.
Part of the course will be spent on training students to investigate these devices in language data. Later on, students will explore cross-cultural communication in institutional contexts, such as education, politics, and law. Class time will be
divided between lectures, class-wide and small group discussions, and hands-on data collection and analysis activities. Students will complete weekly field notes, a data analysis presentation with a short report, and a final exam.
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Principles of Marketing MARK-220-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

A first course on tools and approaches for making marketing ...

A first course on tools and approaches for making marketing decisions. Marketing is viewed as a broad technology for influencing behavior, beyond functions like selling and advertising. Topics covered include consumer behavior, marketing research, and marketing planning, with emphasis on marketing mix decisions: product strategy, communications, pricing, and distribution. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
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Principles of Marketing MARK-220-30

Credits: 3
Cross Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course will be held at the downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Avenue.

A first course on tools and approaches for making marketing ...

A first course on tools and approaches for making marketing decisions. Marketing is viewed as a broad technology for influencing behavior, beyond functions like selling and advertising. Topics covered include consumer behavior, marketing research, and marketing planning, with emphasis on marketing mix decisions: product strategy, communications, pricing, and distribution. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
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Pre-Calculus MATH-001-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Prerequisite Algebra II.

This course is designed to assist students whose high school ...

This course is designed to assist students whose high school mathematics background is insufficient for the standard first-year mathematics courses. It is primarily intended as a preparation for MATH-035. Topics include: algebraic operations, factoring, exponents and logarithms, polynomials, rational functions, trigonometric functions, and the logarithmic and exponential functions. Graphing and word problems will be stressed. This course is not intended to complete the math/science requirement in the College.
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Calculus I MATH-035-01

Credits: 4
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM

This is the first part of the four semester calculus ...

This is the first part of the four semester calculus sequence (Math-035-036 and 137-150) for mathematics and science majors. Topics include limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications of the derivative, the Riemann integral, the trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and the logarithmic and exponential functions.
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Calculus I MATH-035-10

Credits: 4
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM

This is the first part of the four semester calculus ...

This is the first part of the four semester calculus sequence (Math-035-036 and 137-150) for mathematics and science majors. Topics include limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications of the derivative, the Riemann integral, the trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and the logarithmic and exponential functions.
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Calculus I MATH-035-20

Credits: 4
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM

This is the first part of the four semester calculus ...

This is the first part of the four semester calculus sequence (Math-035-036 and 137-150) for mathematics and science majors. Topics include limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications of the derivative, the Riemann integral, the trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and the logarithmic and exponential functions.
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Calculus II MATH-036-20

Credits: 4
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Prerequisite Calculus I.

Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral ...

Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals, Newton's method and numerical integration, sequences and series including Taylor's theorem and power series, and elementary separable and first and second order linear differential equations.
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Probability and Statistics MATH-040-10

Credits: 4
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM

Cannot be taken for credit if the student has already taken ECON 121, OPIM 173, IPOL 320 or MATH 140.

Topics include graphical and numerical methods for describing data, probability ...

Topics include graphical and numerical methods for describing data, probability and sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression with inference. This course has two lectures and one recitation section.
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Probability and Statistics MATH-040-20

Credits: 4
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM

Cannot be taken for credit if the student has already taken ECON 121, OPIM 173, IPOL 320 or MATH 140.

Topics include graphical and numerical methods for describing data, probability ...

Topics include graphical and numerical methods for describing data, probability and sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression with inference. This course has two lectures and one recitation section.
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Multivariable Calculus MATH-137-10

Credits: 4
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Prerequisite Calculus II

A continuation of MATH-036.

This is a first course in ...

A continuation of MATH-036.

This is a first course in vector analysis and the differential and integral calculus of functions of many variables. Topics include vector analysis in n-space, differentiation of real and vector valued functions of many variables, the chain rule, extrema of real valued functions, constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, vector fields in 3-space, the divergence and curl of a vector field, conservative fields, double and triple integrals, change of variables in multiple integrals, path and surface integrals, and the theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes.
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Linear Algebra MATH-150-20

Credits: 4
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 1:25 PM

Prerequisite calculus II

This course presents the basic theory and methods of finite ...

This course presents the basic theory and methods of finite dimensional vector spaces and linear transformations on them. Topics include: matrices and systems of linear equations; vector spaces, bases, and dimension; linear transformations, kernel, image, matrix representation, basis change, and rank; scalar products and orthogonality; determinants; eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization of symmetric matrices, positive definite matrices.
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Management & Org Behavior MGMT-201-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course is a comprehensive overview of the management process ...

This course is a comprehensive overview of the management process and organizational behavior from a behavioral and social science perspective. Topics include: management across cultures; managing with ethics and social responsibility; fundamentals of organizing; organizational culture and design; leadership; motivation; communication; interpersonal skills; teamwork and group dynamics; goal-setting; alternative work arrangements; power and politics; conflict and negotiation; managing change; and management development. Emphasis is on the analysis and understanding of human behavior in organizations.
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Business Statistics OPIM-173-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This course introduces the basic concepts of Statistics and their ...

This course introduces the basic concepts of Statistics and their application in managerial decision-making. In the first part of the course, we consider the steps of data collection, preliminary data analysis (numerical and graphical), probability and uncertainty, statistical inference. In the second part of the course, we examine statistical model building for the purposes of understanding variability and making forecasts. A detailed development of multiple regression analysis is complemented by some study of time series analysis. The objective is to demonstrate the effectiveness of statistical modeling in guiding managerial decision-making. The statistical analysis of large data sets is an integral part of modern business practice. Accordingly, both spreadsheets and statistical software will be used throughout the course.
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Intensive 1st Level Persian I PERS-011-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Not for native speakers of Persian. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This course introduces students to the basic structures of the ...

This course introduces students to the basic structures of the Persian language. All four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing will be taught equally using the immersion method. This method will help students achieve confidence communicating in the Persian language. Aspects of Persian culture will be introduced on a regular basis. At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Have basic level conversation in Persian: 1st level 5 minutes, 2nd level 10 minutes.
2. Read texts of elementary level: 1st level 50- 100 2nd level 100-200 words.
3. Write short paragraphs with reasonable accuracy: 1st level 50- 100 2nd level 100-200 words.
4. Develop cultural awareness through readings, films, music, etc.
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Intensive 1st Level Persian II PERS-012-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Successful completion of PERS 011 or permission of the instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

This course introduces students to the basic structures of the ...

This course introduces students to the basic structures of the Persian language. All four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing will be taught equally using the immersion method. This method will help students achieve confidence communicating in the Persian language. Aspects of Persian culture will be introduced on a regular basis. At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Have basic level conversation in Persian: 1st level 5 minutes, 2nd level 10 minutes.
2. Read texts of elementary level: 1st level 50- 100 2nd level 100-200 words.
3. Write short paragraphs with reasonable accuracy: 1st level 50- 100 2nd level 100-200 words.
4. Develop cultural awareness through readings, films, music, etc.
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Intensive 2nd Level Pers I PERS-021-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of PERS 012 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

Permission needed from Instructor. This intensive intermediate level I course ...

Permission needed from Instructor. This intensive intermediate level I course is designed to continue developing the student's communicative skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). This course is conducted in the target language. Initially, it affords students a view of basic Persian, then an introduction to more complex syntactic grammatical forms. Aspects of Persian history, culture, and contemporary life are also introduced through readings, listening materials, videos and films, and through the use of language technologies (web tools). The students will also be given practice in reading aloud and giving oral presentations of materials taken from the web, media, and television broadcast. As a final project, students will write a composition of 200-350 words (Intermed. I), 400-500 words (Intermed.II).
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Intensive 2nd Level Pers II PERS-022-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Requires successful completion of PERS 021 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8200 for more information.

Permission needed from Instructor. This intensive intermediate level I course ...

Permission needed from Instructor. This intensive intermediate level I course is designed to continue developing the student's communicative skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). This course is conducted in the target language. Initially, it affords students a view of basic Persian, then an introduction to more complex syntactic grammatical forms. Aspects of Persian history, culture, and contemporary life are also introduced through readings, listening materials, videos and films, and through the use of language technologies (web tools). The students will also be given practice in reading aloud and giving oral presentations of materials taken from the web, media, and television broadcast. As a final project, students will write a composition of 200-350 words (Intermed. I), 400-500 words (Intermed.II).
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Advanced Persian I PERS-201-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Requires successful completion of PERS 022 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course.

Two years of Persian and permission of the instructor. This ...

Two years of Persian and permission of the instructor. This course is designed to enable the student to reach higher levels in the various language skills a stage where they use Persian in wider arrays of cultural, professional and social contexts. Students will prepare newspaper and journal articles, short stories, reports and presentations. Students will be expected to argue and debate extensively, paraphrase and summarize texts, and to express points of view in both speaking and writing. Emphasis will be placed on understanding nuances, idiomatic expressions, and rhetorical devices. By the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to converse in a clear and concise participatory fashion and to carry out a wide variety of communicative tasks requiring diverse discourse strategies.
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Advanced Persian II PERS-202-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Requires successful completion of PERS 201 or permission of instructor. There is no pass/fail option for this course. Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course.

Two years of Persian and permission of the instructor. This ...

Two years of Persian and permission of the instructor. This course is designed to enable the student to reach higher levels in the various language skills a stage where they use Persian in wider arrays of cultural, professional and social contexts. Students will prepare newspaper and journal articles, short stories, reports and presentations. Students will be expected to argue and debate extensively, paraphrase and summarize texts, and to express points of view in both speaking and writing. Emphasis will be placed on understanding nuances, idiomatic expressions, and rhetorical devices. By the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to converse in a clear and concise participatory fashion and to carry out a wide variety of communicative tasks requiring diverse discourse strategies.
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Intro to Ethics PHIL-010-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus



SUMMER 2014

Section 1
Earl, Jacob

You probably believe that ...



SUMMER 2014

Section 1
Earl, Jacob

You probably believe that some actions are right and some are wrong, or that some states of affairs are good and others are bad, or that some people are virtuous and others are vicious. But are your beliefs about right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice, etc., the correct beliefs to have? Does it even make sense to ask whether your beliefs about these matters are correct or incorrect? If it does make sense, then what is it that makes your beliefs better or worse than anyone else's? Ethics is the branch of philosophy that has developed methods for answering these very questions, and this course will introduce you to those methods.

More specifically, in this course you will (a) learn about ethical theories and arguments developed by historical and contemporary philosophers, (b) learn how to think and write clearly about ethical problems and concepts, and (c) learn how to engage in civil, productive discussion on controversial and difficult issues of moral significance. Readings will include short selections from historical figures such as Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant, and from contemporary thinkers such as Frances Kamm, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson; reading assignments not posted to Blackboard will be available in a few inexpensive paperbacks. Students will be graded on participation (since class meetings will be discussion-driven), four short papers, one presentation, and a final exam.

Section 10
Cudney, Paul

In this course we will consider a selection of classical and contemporary ethical theories. These will include: utilitarianism, Kantianism, intuitionism, social contract theory, virtue ethics and feminist ethics. The bulk of the readings will come from Julia Driver's book Ethics:The Fundamentals. However, these readings will be supplemented with with original texts by classic authors like John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant and contemporary authors like Christine Korsgaard and Philippa Foot. Classes will consist of an equal amount of lecture and class or group discussion. Students will be graded according to three short argumentative essays and class participation. The only required text will be Driver's Ethics: The Fundamentals. All other readings will be posted to Blackboard.
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Intro to Ethics PHIL-010-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM



SUMMER 2014

Section 1
Earl, Jacob

You probably believe that ...



SUMMER 2014

Section 1
Earl, Jacob

You probably believe that some actions are right and some are wrong, or that some states of affairs are good and others are bad, or that some people are virtuous and others are vicious. But are your beliefs about right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice, etc., the correct beliefs to have? Does it even make sense to ask whether your beliefs about these matters are correct or incorrect? If it does make sense, then what is it that makes your beliefs better or worse than anyone else's? Ethics is the branch of philosophy that has developed methods for answering these very questions, and this course will introduce you to those methods.

More specifically, in this course you will (a) learn about ethical theories and arguments developed by historical and contemporary philosophers, (b) learn how to think and write clearly about ethical problems and concepts, and (c) learn how to engage in civil, productive discussion on controversial and difficult issues of moral significance. Readings will include short selections from historical figures such as Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant, and from contemporary thinkers such as Frances Kamm, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson; reading assignments not posted to Blackboard will be available in a few inexpensive paperbacks. Students will be graded on participation (since class meetings will be discussion-driven), four short papers, one presentation, and a final exam.

Section 10
Cudney, Paul

In this course we will consider a selection of classical and contemporary ethical theories. These will include: utilitarianism, Kantianism, intuitionism, social contract theory, virtue ethics and feminist ethics. The bulk of the readings will come from Julia Driver's book Ethics:The Fundamentals. However, these readings will be supplemented with with original texts by classic authors like John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant and contemporary authors like Christine Korsgaard and Philippa Foot. Classes will consist of an equal amount of lecture and class or group discussion. Students will be graded according to three short argumentative essays and class participation. The only required text will be Driver's Ethics: The Fundamentals. All other readings will be posted to Blackboard.
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Intro to Philosophy PHIL-020-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course will introduce students to some of the central ...

This course will introduce students to some of the central issues in philosophy. Our approach will be broadly historical. We will proceed from the origins of Western philosophy in ancient Greece through medieval, modern, romantic, existential and postmodern periods. We will study these periods with an eye towards some of the most predominant and pressing philosophical questions discussed, namely “What can I know with certainty?”, “What is the nature of reality?” and “How ought I to live?”. Students will be evaluated by three medium-length papers, daily one-page reflection papers, and classroom participation.
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Intro to Philosophy PHIL-020-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

This course will introduce students to some of the central ...

This course will introduce students to some of the central issues in philosophy. Our approach will be broadly historical. We will proceed from the origins of Western philosophy in ancient Greece through medieval, modern, romantic, existential and postmodern periods. We will study these periods with an eye towards some of the most predominant and pressing philosophical questions discussed, namely “What can I know with certainty?”, “What is the nature of reality?” and “How ought I to live?”. Students will be evaluated by three medium-length papers, daily one-page reflection papers, and classroom participation.
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Intro to Philosophy PHIL-020-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course will introduce students to some of the central ...

This course will introduce students to some of the central issues in philosophy. Our approach will be broadly historical. We will proceed from the origins of Western philosophy in ancient Greece through medieval, modern, romantic, existential and postmodern periods. We will study these periods with an eye towards some of the most predominant and pressing philosophical questions discussed, namely “What can I know with certainty?”, “What is the nature of reality?” and “How ought I to live?”. Students will be evaluated by three medium-length papers, daily one-page reflection papers, and classroom participation.
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Ethics: Bioethics PHIL-105-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Human beings, like all other biological entities, have a life ...

Human beings, like all other biological entities, have a life cycle: we are born, we mature, we age, and we die. Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field that draws from philosophy, law, sociology, anthropology, medicine, biology, economics, cultural studies, religious studies, medicine, and other areas to address pressing moral issues arising from our attempts to intervene in the human life cycle through medical practice, scientific research, and social policy. This course will introduce students to a selection of current debates in bioethics, including those surrounding artificial reproductive technology, abortion, health care resource allocation, disability accommodation, end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide, and clinical research in domestic and international contexts. We will examine these issues primarily from the perspective of philosophical ethics, taking care to distinguish and apply the mainstream theories of virtue ethics, deontology, utilitarianism, and the natural law tradition. Students in this course will (a) learn about some of the central issues in contemporary bioethics, including philosophical arguments developed in response to these issues, (b) learn how to think and write clearly about bioethical problems and concepts, and (c) learn how to engage in civil, productive discussion on controversial and difficult issues of great practical import. The textbook for this course is Medical Ethics: Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases, Sixth Edition, by Gregory E. Pence; additional readings by contemporary bioethicists on specific topics will be posted to Blackboard. Students will be graded on participation (since class meetings will be discussion-driven), four short papers, one presentation, and two exams.
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Ethics: Oppression PHIL-115-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM


The theme for this course will be an examination of ...


The theme for this course will be an examination of two major concepts in social/ethical philosophy: oppression and exploitation. Although these terms are widely used and have powerful rhetorical force, they are often left under-defined.

Therefore, in this course we will aim to develop a clearer conception of what these terms mean: What are the features of oppressive social relationships? How do we determine who is oppressed and who is an oppressor? What duties might follow from these identifications?

Throughout, we will be considering how social oppression relates to material inequality, and furthermore, to the possible exploitation of one group/individual by another. To get clearer on this issue, we must ask: What is exploitation, and why is it wrong--if it is?

We will look at a variety of views and responses, ranging from libertarian, to Marxist, to feminist, to liberal, etc.

The aim of this course will be to deepen our understanding of these key concepts, philosophical frameworks, and political ideologies through the study of high quality philosophy texts as well as short films. Evaluation will be done on the basis of written work and class participation.

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Ethics: Justice PHIL-132-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

What would make a society just? How should the bene ...

What would make a society just? How should the bene?ts and burdens of social life be distributed? How should the
members of society treat each other?
These questions are at the core of current political debates about issues such as income inequality,
access to health care, public education funding, a?rmative action, the fairness of the criminal justice
system, gender inequality, religious liberty, etc. These are not merely technocratic disputes about the
most effective way to solve social problems, but debates about how members of a society ought to
treat each other. While most will agree that justice is a central standard for political and social life,
there are deep disagreements about what justice requires, i.e. the right criteria for distributing
bene?ts and burdens in society.
In this class, you will learn how to engage in a reasoned debate about these questions. We will start
by critically examining the main classical positions: Utilitarianism, Liberal Egalitarianism,
Libertarianism, Marxism, and Communitarianism. We will consider the relations between justice and
other political ideals such as equality, liberty, fairness, wellbeing, community, and recognition. We
will discuss feminist critiques of classical conceptions of justice and consider whether justice is best
thought of in terms of the distribution of goods. Finally, we will look at oppression as a distinct
form of injustice, focusing in particular on racial oppression. The readings include texts by Elisabeth
Anderson, Gerald A. Cohen, Glenn Loury, John S. Mill, Robert Nozick, Susan Okin, John Rawls,
Michael Sandel, and Iris M. Young.
This class will introduce you to some of the central topics and methods in political philosophy.
Throughout the class, you will be developing the skills to interpret philosophical arguments and to
evaluate them critically. The overall goal of the class is to help you become a more thoughtful and
critical participant in political and social debates. This class counts towards fulfillment of the Georgetown
general education requirement in philosophy.
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Ethics:Robots,Animals,Fetuses PHIL-145-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM


We tend to take it as given that we have ...


We tend to take it as given that we have moral obligations toward other adult human beings. Such obligations might involve keeping our promises, avoiding the infliction of harm, or simply treating others as we ourselves wish to be treated. But how do we establish and assess our obligations toward beings that fall outside of the category of “adult human” – beings like cyborgs, animals, and fetuses? This course will explore that question by focusing on philosophical debates about moral status. In exploring these issues, we’ll look specifically at applied ethics debates about vegetarianism and veganism, animal testing in scientific research, abortion, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence.

To tackle these topics, the course will draw from a diverse pool of resources, ranging from philosophical theory to case studies, documentaries, and films.

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Ethics:Moral Relativism PHIL-148-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

In this course we will examine some of the central ...

In this course we will examine some of the central ethical concerns of classical Greek philosophy, including: what living a good life means, virtue, happiness, practical rationality, education, and politics. Throughout we will also consider two further themes: (1) the significance of philosophy - reflective examination of self and society - and the importance of philosophical activity for the successful pursuit of the good life; (2) the challenge that classical philosophy poses to modernity and post-modernity. To this end we will read a number of classical texts, including (but not limited to) Plato's Meno, Protagoras, and extracts from the Republic, and portions of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics.
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Introduction to Logic PHIL-151-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Logic is the study of arguments, more specifically, of what ...

Logic is the study of arguments, more specifically, of what distinguishes sound arguments from fallacious ones. We will study inductive as well as deductive logic, but the bulk of the course concerns formal deductive logic. We begin by studying the main patterns of inductive reasoning: the argument from analogy, Mill’s method, and Hypothetical Induction. Then we will study the
traditional Aristotelian logic of syllogisms, the Boolean approach characterized by the use of Venn Diagrams, and finally modern symbolic logic which utilizes truth tables and the method of deduction. A high degree of technical or mathematical ability is not required; this is the most elementary course in the logic sequence and does not presuppose any previous knowledge of logic or philosophy. There will be one short paper, three quizzes, and a final exam.

PHIL-151 will satisfy the logic requirement for philosophy majors, but is open to all students with one prior philosophy course.

Required Readings:

Davis. An Introduction to Logic, 2nd. Edition (Kunos Press).

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Ways of Knowing PHIL-153-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM


We tend to think we know a great deal about ...


We tend to think we know a great deal about the world. But what does it mean “to know” exactly? Do we, for example, really have access to the world outside of our own minds? Much of our knowledge comes from the testimony of others, but why are we so confident that this information is largely accurate? Do different knowers – from various social positions – have access to different kinds of knowledge? And does science really provide us with value-free, objective knowledge of the world? In this course we will be examining these questions in detail, questions that are at the heart of the philosophical discipline called epistemology.

We will read texts from a wide variety of authors (from both within and outside philosophy) to help us think through these ideas together.

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Political Philosophy PHIL-167-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Human beings are essentially social creatures, which means we must ...

Human beings are essentially social creatures, which means we must confront the question of how we ought to live together. This is the fundamental question of political and social philosophy, and this course will be a survey of the methods, questions and answers of that discipline. The first half of the course will be dedicated to the classics of western political philosophy, from Plato to Marx. The following four class sessions will be spent on topics and creeds that have been influential in contemporary political philosophy, such as libertarianism and egalitarianism. We will conclude the course with three class sessions on philosophical topics peripheral to political philosophy, including anarchism and political philosophy as it concerns the international community.

The course will maintain an emphasis on the arguments of each author we study, and throughout the course, students will learn to recognize, scrutinize and construct philosophical arguments. Assessment will take the form of several short papers (2 - 3 pages in length).
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Liberalism and its Critics PHIL-179-30

Credits: 3
Cross Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course will be held at the downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.


Contemporary liberalism is a political philosophy that promises to reconcile ...


Contemporary liberalism is a political philosophy that promises to reconcile the competing values of freedom and equality, generate principles of justice endorsable by members of deeply diverse societies, and apply those sweeping principles without substantially interfering in citizens’ lives.  Given these tensions, liberalism has come under philosophical criticism on many fronts, and the fate of liberalism as a political program hangs in the balance.  In this course, we begin by examining the most famous and influential liberal theory of justice of the twentieth century, John Rawls’s theory of justice as fairness.  Then we will turn to six of the most prominent criticisms of that theory by contemporary political philosophers: those from libertarians, who object to extensive liberal economic policies; Marxists, who refuse to endorse the degree of wealth inequality tolerated by liberals; communitarians, who reject the separation of personal morality from political principles; feminists, who criticize the liberal distinction between public and private life; critical race theorists, who charge liberalism with complicity in white privilege and Eurocentrism; and cosmopolitans, who object to privileging justice within the state as opposed to globally. In each case, we will read canonical expressions of these challenges, a liberal reply, and then apply the debate to a practical test case together, including bequest and inheritance, ethical consumrism, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, tolerance of sexist minority cultural practices, and immigration policy. 

There is an average of 25 pages of contemporary philosophical reading for each class meeting, from authors including John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Alasdair Macintyre, Michael Sandel, Charles Taylor, Charles Mills, Tommie Shelby, G.A. Cohen, Allison Jaggar, Susan Moller Okin, Martha Nussbaum, Kok-Chor Tan and Thomas Pogge.  Students will be assessed on the basis of three medium-length (5-pages, double-spaced) formal papers, regular informal reflection papers (a page or less, double-spaced, graded for completion), and class participation.

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Aesthetics PHIL-189-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Basic Physics PHYS-007-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This 3-credit, algebra-based course, may qualify as one of the ...

This 3-credit, algebra-based course, may qualify as one of the science requirements for non-science majors. It will cover topics in Classical Physics (Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism and Optics.
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Principles of Physics I PHYS-101-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Recitation
Day and Time
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This is the lecture and recitation only. The lab section must be registered for separately.

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to ...

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear, planar, and rotational motions, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, atomic, quantum, nuclear, and condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Important note: Familiarity with calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours, one recitation hour, and two laboratory hours.
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Principles of Physics I PHYS-101-11

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Recitation
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This is the lecture and recitation only. The lab section must be registered for separately.

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to ...

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear, planar, and rotational motions, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, atomic, quantum, nuclear, and condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Important note: Familiarity with calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours, one recitation hour, and two laboratory hours.
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Principles of Physics II PHYS-102-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Recitation
Day and Time
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This is the lecture and recitation only. The lab section must be registered for separately.

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to ...

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear, planar, and rotational motions, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, atomic, quantum, nuclear, and condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Important note: Familiarity with calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours, one recitation hour, and two laboratory hours.
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Principles of Physics II PHYS-102-21

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Recitation
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Lecture
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This is the lecture and recitation only. The lab section must be registered for separately.

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to ...

PHYS-101 and 102 constitute a year-long comprehensive calculus-based introduction to physics, particularly suited to the needs and interests of pre-medical students. Topics covered are Newton's laws, linear, planar, and rotational motions, work, energy, momentum, gravitation, periodic motion and waves, fluid mechanics, acoustics, thermodynamics, electric fields, electric potential, dielectrics, magnetic fields, induction, DC circuits, electromagnetic waves and light, interference and diffraction of light, geometric optics, atomic, quantum, nuclear, and condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Important note: Familiarity with calculus is assumed. Three lecture hours, one recitation hour, and two laboratory hours.
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Prin of Physics I Lab PHYS-103-10

Credits: 1
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

PHYS-103 is the lab section for Principles of Physics I ...

PHYS-103 is the lab section for Principles of Physics I (PHYS-101).
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Prin of Physics I Lab PHYS-103-11

Credits: 1
Main First Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

PHYS-103 is the lab section for Principles of Physics I ...

PHYS-103 is the lab section for Principles of Physics I (PHYS-101).
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Prin of Physics Lab II PHYS-104-20

Credits: 1
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

PHYS-104 is the lab section for Principles of Physics II ...

PHYS-104 is the lab section for Principles of Physics II (PHYS-102).
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Prin of Physics Lab II PHYS-104-21

Credits: 1
Main Second Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

PHYS-104 is the lab section for Principles of Physics II ...

PHYS-104 is the lab section for Principles of Physics II (PHYS-102).
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Public Speaking PSPK-080-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication ...

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication and the classical roots from which they were derived. Students will prepare and present speeches in both formal platform settings and informal group discussions. While attention will be given to extemporaneous delivery, the emphasis of the course is on work behind-the-scenes: organizing ideas, structuring messages, and adapting messages for specific audiences. Attention will also be given to methods for evaluating oral discourse. Students who experience anxiety in public speaking situations are encouraged to enroll.

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Public Speaking PSPK-080-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication ...

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication and the classical roots from which they were derived. Students will prepare and present speeches in both formal platform settings and informal group discussions. While attention will be given to extemporaneous delivery, the emphasis of the course is on work behind-the-scenes: organizing ideas, structuring messages, and adapting messages for specific audiences. Attention will also be given to methods for evaluating oral discourse. Students who experience anxiety in public speaking situations are encouraged to enroll.

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Public Speaking PSPK-080-21

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication ...

A performance course designed to introduce basic principles of communication and the classical roots from which they were derived. Students will prepare and present speeches in both formal platform settings and informal group discussions. While attention will be given to extemporaneous delivery, the emphasis of the course is on work behind-the-scenes: organizing ideas, structuring messages, and adapting messages for specific audiences. Attention will also be given to methods for evaluating oral discourse. Students who experience anxiety in public speaking situations are encouraged to enroll.

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General Psychology PSYC-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student ...

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student with the major areas of Psychology, including perception, memory, cognition, neuroscience, learning, motivation, emotion, personality, social behavior, development, and psychopathology.

PSYC-001. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ALL OTHER PSYCHOLOGY COURSES.
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General Psychology PSYC-001-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student ...

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student with the major areas of Psychology, including perception, memory, cognition, neuroscience, learning, motivation, emotion, personality, social behavior, development, and psychopathology.

PSYC-001. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ALL OTHER PSYCHOLOGY COURSES.
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General Psychology PSYC-001-21

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student ...

This introductory course surveys the field and acquaints the student with the major areas of Psychology, including perception, memory, cognition, neuroscience, learning, motivation, emotion, personality, social behavior, development, and psychopathology.

PSYC-001. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ALL OTHER PSYCHOLOGY COURSES.
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Social Psychology PSYC-140-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This is a course in social psychology. To paraphrase Gordon ...

This is a course in social psychology. To paraphrase Gordon Allport, this is the scientific study of how the way we think, feel, and behave is influenced by the actual, implied, or imagined presence of other people. Because social psychology is a science, I will emphasize the classic and modern empirical methods that make it possible to tackle social psychological questions empirically.

As far as topics go, social psychology focuses on a wide range of topics including attitudes, social cognition, the self-concept, close relationships, stereotypes, helping, aggression, social influence, group processes, and even physical health. Two key ideas that tie many of these specific topics together are (a) the motivational principle of the power of the situation (the idea that social context has a powerful effect on how people behave from one context or one relationship to the next) and (b) the information-processing principle of constructivism (the idea that people actively interpret and/or create much of what they perceive). Finally, this course will emphasize recent cross-cultural research and how a global perspective on social psychological questions can enrich key theories and findings in social psychology.
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Abnormal Psychology PSYC-151-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course is a survey of the major psychological disorders ...

This course is a survey of the major psychological disorders and pathologies identified by the American Psychiatric Association in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Among the psychopathologies studied are obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality), sexual disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse. In addition, topics such as the meaning and history of abnormality, models of psychopathology, and the interface between psychology and the law are also covered. The psychopathologies are made more realistic and relevant to students’ lives through the use of videos, slides, personal anecdotes, and encouragement of class discussion. Prerequisite: PSYC-001. Fall.
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History of Modern Psychology PSYC-216-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This course begins with a consideration of the proximate intellectual ...

This course begins with a consideration of the proximate intellectual roots of scientific psychology, extending from the Renaissance into the latter part of the 19th century. Following the discipline's formal founding (to the extent that there can be such a thing) in Leipzig in 1879, tensions soon arose around alternative conceptions of the discipline's proper subject matter and its most apposite methods of investigation. By concentrating primarily on developments that transpired over the first 6 decades of the 20th century, the lines of psychology's past in its early 21st century "face" can be more readily discerned, and the intended result is an enhanced critical perspective on the discipline's historic achievements, its failures, and its future prospects.
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Introduction to Sociology SOCI-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
CBRN 203

This ...

MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
CBRN 203

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of sociology. Through a broad overview of the discipline including an introduction to social theory, research methods and the understanding of key sociological concepts and perspectives, students will become familiar with how sociologists view society and social behavior. Sociology lends itself to the use of a ‘sociological imagination’ to understand the relationship between our everyday experiences and larger social phenomena. Students are therefore expected to participate in class discussions and engage in critical thought on the social world to understand and develop their sociological imagination. Students will also be expected to apply the concepts examined during the course to interpret their everyday experiences and connect them the social world. Coursework will consist of lectures, discussions, active class participation and a few exams.
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Introduction to Sociology SOCI-001-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
CBRN 203

This ...

MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
CBRN 203

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of sociology. Through a broad overview of the discipline including an introduction to social theory, research methods and the understanding of key sociological concepts and perspectives, students will become familiar with how sociologists view society and social behavior. Sociology lends itself to the use of a ‘sociological imagination’ to understand the relationship between our everyday experiences and larger social phenomena. Students are therefore expected to participate in class discussions and engage in critical thought on the social world to understand and develop their sociological imagination. Students will also be expected to apply the concepts examined during the course to interpret their everyday experiences and connect them the social world. Coursework will consist of lectures, discussions, active class participation and a few exams.
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Social Problems SOCI-022-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Social Problems is a wonderful approach to developing awareness of ...

Social Problems is a wonderful approach to developing awareness of some of the most pressing issues facing American and Global society. The uniqueness of the “Social Problems” course format allows to directly step into the issues that confront our society. Through discussion, sharing of our thoughts, the use of various texts and theories, we will address the inefficiencies in our modern societies to address the massive changes taking place in inequality, social organization and globalization. The class will address the creation of the virtual society and its impact on social organization, the role of the corporation and its impact on structures of inequality, and the institutions of a nation state diminishing in significance but humanity at the cusp of planning and organization from the citizen’s perspective. In addition, we will engage in research and analysis of traditional social problems and cases.
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Social Movements SOCI-155-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course will examine social movements as planned and fairly ...

This course will examine social movements as planned and fairly prolonged mass attempts against the established socio-political systems. They are organized efforts to promote social change, at least in part, through non-institutionalized forms of political action. The major goals of the course are: 1) to acquaint students with major concepts, theories, and paradigms on social movements. Some of the major theories include strain, Marxist, resource mobilization, political process, and “cultural” explanations; 2) to examine significant sociological variables of class, gender, race/ethnicity, age, ideology, and religion within social movements; 3) to analyze the formation process and impact of a number of post-World War II era movements in the U.S., such as the Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation, Student and the New Left, the Christian Right, and more recently sporadic “anti-globalization” movement; 4) in addition, some cases in the developing world will be examined to familiarize students with various sociopolitical contexts (and their impact on movement formation). In particular, we look at movements of national liberation, Islamic revivalism in some Middle Eastern countries and the emerging pro-democracy movements.
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Gender Roles SOCI-161-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Gender Roles is an introduction to the sociological study of ...

Gender Roles is an introduction to the sociological study of gender. Sociologists of Gender argue that gender is a major organizing principle of everyday life. We will be investigating the social construction and maintenance of gendered – and transgendered – identities in a gender-stratified society. The topics we will examine include: cultural definitions and expectations regarding gender identity and roles; childhood socialization; intimacies and sexualities; gender inequalities in relationships, including marriage and families of choice; inequities in work and the economy; religion; power and politics; and social reforms and possibilities for all individuals. Variations based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class are considered throughout the course. The focus is primarily on contemporary American society, although global issues will also be explored.
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Introductory Spanish I SPAN-003-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course is for students with some prior high school ...

This course is for students with some prior high school knowledge of Spanish. Students will fulfill their needs to 1) develop their ability to communicate satisfactorily in Spanish in everyday practical situations that may occur either here in the U.S or abroad, 2) to acquire some of the skills necessary for effective reading in Spanish, and 3) to write Spanish with a satisfactory level of accuracy. Students will be exposed to aspects of Hispanic culture via videos and written texts. Three key components that will assist students to attain these three goals are vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Introductory Spanish II SPAN-004-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

This course is a continuation of SPAN 001/003 in ...

This course is a continuation of SPAN 001/003 in which students will further fulfill their needs to 1) develop their ability to communicate satisfactorily in Spanish in everyday practical situations that may occur either here in the U.S or abroad, 2) to acquire some of the skills necessary for effective reading in Spanish, and 3) to write Spanish with a satisfactory level of accuracy. Students will be exposed to aspects of Hispanic culture via videos and written texts. Three key components that will assist students to attain these three goals are vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Intensive Basic Spanish SPAN-011-10

Credits: 6
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tue 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wed 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thu 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Fri 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

Along with Intensive Intermediate Spanish, this course was originally developed ...

Along with Intensive Intermediate Spanish, this course was originally developed for FLL students and therefore assumes a certain level of motivation to learn languages. The course aims to develop students' ability to communicate in Spanish and to help them acquire the skills necessary to understand oral and written texts. Different aspects of Hispanic culture will be introduced in reading passages and videos. Grading criteria are based on lexical breadth, grammatical accuracy, reading and listening comprehension skills, and a basic knowledge of Spanish-speaking areas.
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Intermediate Spanish I SPAN-021-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

In this intermediate course, students will reinforce their knowledge of ...

In this intermediate course, students will reinforce their knowledge of the first year courses and further develop their ability to 1) communicate satisfactorily in Spanish in everyday practical situations that may occur either here in the U.S or abroad, 2) continue acquiring some of the skills necessary for effective reading in Spanish, and 3) write Spanish with a satisfactory level of accuracy. Students will be exposed to aspects of Hispanic culture and literature via movies and written texts. Three key components that will assist students to attain these three goals are vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Intermediate Spanish II SPAN-022-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

This course is a continuation of SPAN 021 that further ...

This course is a continuation of SPAN 021 that further develops students’ ability to 1) communicate satisfactorily in Spanish in everyday practical situations that may occur either here in the U.S or abroad, 2) continue acquiring some of the skills necessary for effective reading in Spanish, and 3) write Spanish with a satisfactory level of accuracy. Students will be exposed to aspects of Hispanic culture and literature via movies and written texts. Three key components that will assist students to attain these three goals are vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Intensive Intermediate Spanish SPAN-032-20

Credits: 6
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tue 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wed 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thu 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Fri 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

Continuing from Intensive Basic Spanish, and designed for highly motivated ...

Continuing from Intensive Basic Spanish, and designed for highly motivated students who seek daily contact with the language, this course is designed to further develop students' ability to communicate satisfactorily in Spanish in everyday situations and to help them acquire skills necessary for effective speaking and writing in Spanish. Taking readings, documentaries and films as point of departure, the cultural component of the course grows significantly to include current issues encompassing the economy, politics, and culture of the Spanish-speaking areas on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Advanced Spanish I SPAN-103-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

At this advanced level, students will review and expand the ...

At this advanced level, students will review and expand the basic structures of Spanish with special emphasis on more difficult grammatical aspects, develop more formal vocabulary, and further improve both oral and written skills. Students will broaden their understanding of several aspects of Hispanic culture and literature via movies and written texts. Four key components that will assist students to attain these goals are grammar, vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Advanced Spanish II SPAN-104-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Tue 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Wed 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Thu 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Visiting students must take a placement test prior to registering for this course. Please contact the Summer and Special Programs Office at (202) 687-8700 for more information.

Students will continue to review and expand the basic structures ...

Students will continue to review and expand the basic structures of Spanish with special emphasis on more difficult grammatical aspects not covered in SPAN 103, develop more formal vocabulary, and further improve both oral and written skills. Students will broaden their understanding of several aspects of Hispanic culture and literature via movies and written texts. Four key components that will assist students to attain these goals are grammar, vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.
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Grammar Review SPAN-151-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The purpose of this course is to reinforce and improve ...

The purpose of this course is to reinforce and improve the skills stressed in the Basic Advanced language sequence. It is designed for SFS students who need additional practice in preparation for the Oral Proficiency Test, and for students who wish to reinforce their skills and and increase their vocabulary before moving onto Spanish linguistics and literature courses. Heritage language learners interested in exposure to formal approaches to Spanish would also find this course beneficial.
The course consists of oral presentations, discussions, compositions and readings as well as a review of the most important grammatical concepts required to communicate successfully. There is no textbook required for this course.
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Spanish Phonetics SPAN-330-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Phonetics is the systematic study of the speech sounds that ...

Phonetics is the systematic study of the speech sounds that occur in human language. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of phonetic analysis, with attention to how Spanish sounds are produced, the patterns into which they fall, and the changes they undergo in different environments. Throughout the course, contrasts between the Spanish and English sound systems will be pointed out in order to make students aware of differences and help them improve their own pronunciation. The course will conclude with an introduction to Spanish suprasegmentals (syllable, stress, and intonation) and to major differences between Peninsular and American dialects.

**This course counts toward the social science requirement as a linguistic course.
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International Business STRT-261-30

Credits: 3
Cross Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course will be held at the downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Avenue.

A first course in the theory and practice of international ...

A first course in the theory and practice of international business. After building a foundation of international trade, foreign direct investment, exchange rates, and government policy, the course emphasis is on the application of concepts to the solution of international business problems. It focuses on areas such as international market entry, the internationalization of the marketing, finance and management functions within the firm, and the development of global business strategies.
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Social Responsibility of Bus STRT-282-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This purpose of this course is to enhance your appreciation ...

This purpose of this course is to enhance your appreciation for, and ability to deal with, the ethical and legal problems you will face in your careers as managers. The course is designed to teach you how to deal with the ethical and legal dilemmas that can arise in the business context. Please note the emphasis on the word ‘how.’ This indicates that you will be required to master a method for solving problems rather than simply learn and remember a stock set of answers.

It is important for you to appreciate this distinction. In many of your courses you are required to understand a conceptually complex set of materials and demonstrate your understanding on examinations or in papers. This is not such a course. In this course, your job is to master a skill; specifically, the skill of normative problem-solving. More precisely, you will be required to develop three closely related abilities: 1) the ability to identify and analyze the ethical and legal problems that can confront you in business situations, 2) the ability to derive a solution to these problems, and 3) the ability to communicate the justification for your solution to others.

The above implies that you should not expect to be provided with answers to the problems we will be examining. In fact, we will often close our discussion of a problem without achieving any definitive resolution. The success of this course should not be measured by the number of ethical or legal problems that we resolve during the semester, but by the degree of confidence you feel at its conclusion in your ability to deal with the unexpected and unexamined normative dilemmas that may confront you in your professional life.
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The Problem of God THEO-001-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Fri 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

An examination of the religious dimension of human experience and ...

An examination of the religious dimension of human experience and consciousness in relation to a number of problems and challenges: the problem of knowledge; the relation of faith and reason; various historical, social and existential determinants of belief; the challenge of atheism and humanism; the impact of secularization on religion.
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The Problem of God THEO-001-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

An examination of the religious dimension of human experience and ...

An examination of the religious dimension of human experience and consciousness in relation to a number of problems and challenges: the problem of knowledge; the relation of faith and reason; various historical, social and existential determinants of belief; the challenge of atheism and humanism; the impact of secularization on religion.
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Intro to Biblical Literature THEO-011-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

For centuries the Bible has been recognized as a primary ...

For centuries the Bible has been recognized as a primary source for ethical and theological teachings, but recent years have seen a renewed appreciation for the Bible as a work of literature – including the somewhat scandalous love poetry of the Song of Solomon and what is perhaps the world’s first novel in the grittily realistic story of King David. This course will explore the literary artfulness of the Bible, and students will gain the skills needed to analyze the endlessly fascinating poems and the narratives that constitute so much of the biblical canon. The style of biblical literature often differs greatly from that of modern, Western literature; and by learning what is distinctive about biblical literature we may begin to read the Bible with new eyes and with renewed interest; and we may also come to fresh insights about the theological and ethical dimensions of these texts as well. Two required textbooks: The New Oxford Annotated Bible, and Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Book of Job.
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Intro to Biblical Literature THEO-011-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For centuries the Bible has been recognized as a primary ...

For centuries the Bible has been recognized as a primary source for ethical and theological teachings, but recent years have seen a renewed appreciation for the Bible as a work of literature – including the somewhat scandalous love poetry of the Song of Solomon and what is perhaps the world’s first novel in the grittily realistic story of King David. This course will explore the literary artfulness of the Bible, and students will gain the skills needed to analyze the endlessly fascinating poems and the narratives that constitute so much of the biblical canon. The style of biblical literature often differs greatly from that of modern, Western literature; and by learning what is distinctive about biblical literature we may begin to read the Bible with new eyes and with renewed interest; and we may also come to fresh insights about the theological and ethical dimensions of these texts as well. Two required textbooks: The New Oxford Annotated Bible, and Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Book of Job.
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Islamic Thought & Practice THEO-050-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

Course Goals & Description

The three main goals of this course ...

Course Goals & Description

The three main goals of this course:
•To give the student a familiarity with Islam as a religious choice and vision, not simply a political issue
•To provide an understanding of the way this vision, as well as the societies that have based themselves on it, have developed and historically and continue to do so
•To offer a more nuanced, less polarized view of our contemporary world situation
Texts & Readings

Required Books:
Daniel Brown, A New Introduction to Islam, Second edition (Wiley - Blackwell, 2009)
F. E. Peters, A Reader on Classical Islam (Princeton, 1994) Available on Blackboard.

Recommended Books (on reserve):
Sachiko Murata and William C. Chittick, The Vision of Islam (Paragon, 1994)
David Waines, An Introduction to Islam (Cambridge, 2003)
Goldziher, Ignaz, Introduction to Islamic Theology & Law (Princeton, 1981)

Students should have a printed copy of the Qur'ân in translation. Those by Arberry, Pickthall and Abd al-Haleem are recommended. Several translations are available online for use outside of class time.

Assignments & Expectations of Students

Assessment:
Participation (including full and punctual attendance): 10%
Mid-term test: 20%
2 short quizzes mostly on terminology: 5% each
2 Short writing exercises: 10% each
Final paper (3,500 – 4,000 words): 40%
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Pilgrimage, Travel, & Tourism THEO-102-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Only thoughts reached while walking have value,” wrote Nietzsche. Religions ...

Only thoughts reached while walking have value,” wrote Nietzsche. Religions seem to have a similar view. Pilgrimage has been a wide-spread aspect of most religions, through most historical periods. This course will examine the relation of travel (in its many guises) to religion from pilgrimage to common tourism. Classic and contemporary theories of pilgrimage will provide the backdrop. The majority of the course, however, will focus on the present day and on contexts that are not explicitly religious by reading travel accounts by Henry Miller, Alphonso Lingis, and Jack Gilbert. The point of the course, then, is to examine why travel is so important religiously and how all travel, even tourism, is religiously significant.
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God and Gender THEO-161-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Lecture
Day and Time
  • Mon 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Tue 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Wed 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Thu 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Fri 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

This course focuses on the issue of gender in our ...

This course focuses on the issue of gender in our understanding of God--the names we apply to God and the images we have of God. We shall undertake three main tasks simultaneously:
(1) A critical task. How did the transcendent God of the western religious tradition come to be understood as masculine? What do we really mean when, for example, we call God "father" or image God as "king"? How are our understandings of authority and power related to our understandings of gender? (2) A historical task. Are there other images of God in the tradition that can be retrieved? Do the "classics" of the western tradition really support the "masculinized" God that much of our society has come to take for granted? (3) A constructive task. How should language be applied to God? Do we really mean to claim that God has gender? What do we mean when we say God is both transcendent and personal? Through a close reading of historical and contemporary texts, mostly in the Christian tradition, we shall trace the issue of the divine gender as it has been understood throughout the centuries in the western religious tradition and as it relates to the major Christian doctrines of creation, incarnation, Christology, redemption, the Trinity, and Mariology. Although the majority of the course focuses on the western Christian tradition, students are encouraged to use the ideas and methods they learn here to explore other religious traditions.
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Acting I TPST-120-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Studio
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students must attend classes the first week. Course will meet in the Davis Devine Theatre.

A studio class, Acting I is an experiential introduction to ...

A studio class, Acting I is an experiential introduction to the study of acting for the stage with a basis in psychological and physical realism. Emphasis is placed on the critical and creative theories and techniques to cultivate imagination, focus, embodied creativity, self-awareness, vocal range, and script analysis of predominantly modern and contemporary drama. Acting projects include scenes, monologues, and acting exercises. Readings, writing assignments, and performance projects required. Suitable for students with considerable performance experience but without college coursework in acting, and for complete beginners. Must attend first and second class to retain spot. Student may only add after the first class with instructor approval.

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Intro Women's/Gender Studies WGST-140-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Fri 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Through an examination of primary and secondary sources, this course ...

Through an examination of primary and secondary sources, this course will introduce students to the distinct epistemologies and methodologies of Women and Gender Studies. Organized chronologically, the course begins with the historical and philosophical foundations to gender studies in the US. From the early abolitionist and suffragist movements to contemporary formations of gender theory, the course then takes up how gender theory and political action shaped the years from the founding of the republic to the present. We will examine how masculinity and femininity have been represented in movies, literature, popular culture, and scholarship to shape the roles and lives of men and women historically and in the contemporary period. We will also consider how women and gender studies requires an intersectional approach, including the influence of race, class, sexuality, and nationality on how we interpret, perform, create, and analyze gender roles. In class discussion and written assignments, students will engage with and develop an in-depth understanding of the historical, social, philosophical, and political theories and practices that distinguish Women and Gender Studies as an interdisciplinary mode of inquiry.
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Intro to Sexuality Studies WGST-141-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course provides an introduction to the vibrant and interdisciplinary ...

This course provides an introduction to the vibrant and interdisciplinary field of sexuality studies. Sexuality studies examines the social construction of sexual desires, practices, and identities, and investigates the ways in which sexuality is connected to power and inequality. We will begin the course by exploring some key theories and concepts within the field, and situate them alongside the history of LGBTQ activism in the United States and elsewhere. We will then consider how these concepts can be applied to a variety of contemporary issues such as sexual identity and the state, same-sex marriage, representations of sexuality in popular culture and the media, transnational sexualities and sexual identities and consumerism. Throughout the course, we will examine how sexuality intersects with other social categories such as gender, race, class, nationality, age and ability/disability.
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Intro to Sexuality Studies WGST-141-20

Credits: 3
Main Second Session
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This course provides an introduction to the vibrant and interdisciplinary ...

This course provides an introduction to the vibrant and interdisciplinary field of sexuality studies. Sexuality studies examines the social construction of sexual desires, practices, and identities, and investigates the ways in which sexuality is connected to power and inequality. We will begin the course by exploring some key theories and concepts within the field, and situate them alongside the history of LGBTQ activism in the United States and elsewhere. We will then consider how these concepts can be applied to a variety of contemporary issues such as sexual identity and the state, same-sex marriage, representations of sexuality in popular culture and the media, transnational sexualities and sexual identities and consumerism. Throughout the course, we will examine how sexuality intersects with other social categories such as gender, race, class, nationality, age and ability/disability.
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Gender and Performance WGST-237-01

Credits: 3
Main Presession
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This course focuses on literary, theoretical, filmic, and dramatic works ...

This course focuses on literary, theoretical, filmic, and dramatic works that highlight gender as a performance. Performance will be broadly construed as including: the everyday, theater, music, film, visual culture, and written texts. It assumes that gender is a socially constituted and motivated form, which calls for a unique set of interpretive practices to understand how it comes to be a form of identity. The class aims, therefore, to present strategies for thinking about gender’s double existence as a record of collective, collaborative performance before a live audience and as a text available for reading and interpreting. We will explore how theorists define gender, how artists depict the manifestation of gender, and how social contexts produce and regulate gender. Our approach will be interdisciplinary, historicist, and intersectional, considering how race, sexuality, and class position inform the manifestation of gender.
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Race, Class, and Feminism WGST-238-10

Credits: 3
Main First Session
Seminar
Day and Time
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Syllabus: Click here to download syllabus

This course will focus on race, class, and gender as ...

This course will focus on race, class, and gender as structured relations of oppression and exploitation. The central focus of this course will be to develop an understanding of how systems of oppression reinforce each other as well as how they intersect to create an overall matrix of domination. Central to this class is the idea that there is no construction of race separate from gender; no construction of class separate from race; and no construction of gender separate from other forms of domination. This course will explore some of feminism’s main theories, which have been used to illuminate our understanding of contemporary social issues. This course is intended to be critical, examining controversial issues from a variety of theoretical and political standpoints.
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